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Senior Legal Counsel


Bidart, FR
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Industry: Digital Health
  • Post Date: 04/29/2021
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  • Company Address: 185 Dartmouth Street, Suite 502, Boston, MA, 02116


SOPHiA GENETICS combines deep expertise in life sciences and medical disciplines with mathematical capabilities in data computing. Our mission is to bring data analytics solutions to market, to support healthcare professionals by maximizing the power of Data-Driven Medicine. We achieve this mission through the global adoption of SOPHiA AI, which is built using techniques such as statistical inference, pattern recognition and machine learning. This enables SOPHiA to provide equal benefits to all users, unite experts in a gold standard health tech platform, and motivate expert knowledge sharing for a sustainable impact on future patients.

Job Description

In our journey to impact on patients lives, we are looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to join our growing Legal team in Bidart, France. It is a rare opportunity to shape the future of a company that is ambitious, successful, international, and on a world-changing mission.

As a Senior Legal Counsel | Commercial, you will support the business on a variety of MedTech-related legal and commercial matters. Your role involves:

    managing a range of international commercial contract activities, including drafting and negotiating contracts; aligning contracts with external and internal guidelines, policies and procedures; keeping the company’s contract database up to date + handling the templates in the system; and providing legal support related to public tenders;
    running in-depth research and providing legal advice on commercial, healthcare, and employment law related matters;
    offering legal support to the French operations, including corporate and employment law matters and other projects with legal implications;
    tracking laws and regulations developments in countries in which the company operates;
    drafting internal policies and procedures;
    training cross-functional teams on legal requirements;
    managing outside counsel and dispute resolutions.


    Qualified lawyer (preferably in France);
    5 to 8 years of experience (post qualification) in commercial and life sciences/healthcare related matters at a medical device, biotechnology or pharmaceutical company and/or law firm supporting such, is a must.
    Experience in complex commercial transactions related to technology, as well as legal expertise in corporate and employment matters is a plus;
    Good business acumen and an ability to target legal advice to the issues presented, quickly and concisely;
    Excellent oral and written communication, legal drafting and negotiating skills;
    Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects;
    Team player with a positive mindset, who embraces collaboration with cross-functional teams in a global business;
    Business-minded, solution-oriented, and “can-do” attitude;
    Strong ability to flourish in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented organization;
    Fluency in spoken and written English, French and another language an asset.


    Career opportunities in a fast-growing company with worldwide reputation
    A flexible and friendly working environment with a collaborative atmosphere
    An exciting company mission that brings together science and technology to directly impact the lives of patients with life threatening illness.
    A fast-growing company with plenty of opportunity for personal growth and development

Start: ASAP (or as agreed)

Contract type: permanent full-time

Application process

If you think you fit this position, please send a CV and a cover letter. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

After an initial screening process, candidates will be invited for remote interviews. Selected candidates will then be invited for personal interviews.

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