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LABORATORY MANAGER, School of Medicine, Microbiology


LABORATORY MANAGER, School of Medicine, Microbiology

Seattle, WA
  • Responsibilities


    PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

    PATH’s mission is to advance health equity through innovation and partnerships. PATH is known throughout the world for its successful public-private partnerships. Succeeding at these partnerships requires lawyers who are passionate, creative, pragmatic, savvy, smart and possess excellent judgment.

    The mission of the Legal Affairs Division is to support PATH's mission by (1) collaborating with clients to provide strategic, best-practice, efficient legal counsel and education, including transactional and other legal support, and (2) providing overall guidance to enhance legal compliance and minimize risk, all with the utmost integrity.

    The Legal Affairs Division is currently seeking a senior-level transactional attorney with life sciences experience. The attorney will work primarily on transactional legal matters in support of PATH’s Center for Vaccine and Innovation Access (CVIA). Working closely with CVIA staff, s/he will be responsible for addressing legal matters within core CVIA portfolios and report to the PATH General Counsel.


    • Operate as the primary legal contact for a subset of portfolios within PATH’s CVIA global program, assessing overall legal support needs and assignment of responsibilities in consultation with CVIA program leadership and PATH General Counsel.
    • Provide legal counsel and advice including risk assessment to CVIA program leadership and staff.
    • Provide legal counsel and advice on intellectual property matters to CVIA Director of Commercialization and commercialization staff.
    • Work with the CVIA staff to establish strong public-private partnerships in support of the mission of PATH.
    • Draft product development partnership agreements supporting vaccine development and commercialization e.g., collaborative research and development agreements, clinical study agreements, manufacturing agreements, and other technology-supportive third-party agreements.
    • Team with CVIA staff and leadership to negotiate agreement terms.
    • Manage scope and interaction with outside counsel in coordination with PATH General Counsel and CVIA leadership and CVIA Director of Commercialization, as appropriate.
    • Responsible for cost-effective provision of legal services in a timely and effective manner.

    Required Skills Required Experience

    • J.D. plus a minimum of eight years' experience to include: providing legal counsel to life sciences companies, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or biomedical firms, and transactional experience in drafting agreements addressing complex technology collaborations, clinical studies, and intellectual property licensing; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Licensed to practice law in the state of Washington.
    • In-house legal counsel experience.
    • Excellent written and verbal skills.
    • In depth understanding of scientific/intellectual property driven transactions.
    • Strong background in intellectual property matters as related to the pharma/life science practice.
    • Demonstrated experience in providing legal counsel and advice with strong risk assessment skills.
    • Ability to synthesize and clearly convey legal concepts and language to non-lawyers.
    • Ability to work in fast-paced team environment.
    • Ability to work effectively in multi-cultural environment.
    • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

    Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

    PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

    PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

  • Qualifications

    We are seeking a highly motivated scientist who has a strong interest in understanding how viruses interact with the human host. At minimum, a Bachelor's degree is required with 1-3 years of laboratory experience. Strong team spirit and good communication skills are crucial. Previous experience in DNA cloning, PCR/qPCR, mammalian cell culture and bacterial transformation is required. Candidate with additional experience in viral vector production and/or RNA extraction/synthesis, multi-color flowcytometry and/or CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene knock-out are strongly encouraged to apply. Previous experience in working in high-biocontainment laboratory level 3 is not required, but the candidate will be expected to go through specific training to work at such biocontainment level. A preference will be given to candidates with the intent to commit to this position for at least 2 years.

    THE NATIONAL EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES LABORATORIES (NEIDL)_ is part of a national network of secure facilities that study infectious diseases – whether they occur naturally or are introduced deliberately through bioterrorism. The NEIDL is dedicated to the development of diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics to combat emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. In addition to Bio Safety Level (BSL)-2 and BSL-3 laboratories, the NEIDL houses BSL-4 laboratories that will operate at the highest level of containment. The NEIDL will add to the growing life sciences industry in the region, throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and across the country._

    Individuals seeking affiliation with or employment within the NEIDL may be subject to the following suitability requirements. Failure to meet any of these requirements may result in ineligibility for employment or affiliation:

    • CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: To be completed in accordance with BU Public Safety guidelines and all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
    • BASIC BACKGROUND CHECK: Includes, but is not limited to, verification of:
      • Social Security Number;
      • Academic credentials;
      • Past employment;
      • Licenses and credentials;
      • Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI) check;
      • Credit history check;
      • RMV/DMV driving record, if required.
    • MEDICAL CLEARANCE PROCESS: includes Research Occupational Health Program (ROHP) evaluation, drug screening, initial psychological screening, and immunization/titer level review completed in accordance with NEIDL Medical Surveillance Policy for all employees working at the NEIDL.
    • TRAINING AND EDUCATION: to be completed in accordance with Section 8, Ongoing Personnel Reliability Program, for all employees working at the NEIDL.

    Individuals seeking or required to have approval to work with Select Agents will be subject to the following additional requirements:

    • DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK AND FINGERPRINTING: To be completed in accordance with CDC requirements as part of application to have access to Select Agents.
    • SELECT AGENT USE APPROVAL: to be completed in accordance with all regulations including the requirements of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

    Please note, any individual working in the NEIDL facility and granted unescorted access, is subject to

    • periodic background reviews, including but not limited to: criminal background, credit history, drug screening, and behavioral evaluations;
    • periodic checks and regular renewals of security credentials, any applicable licenses, and verification of the successful completion of any required training at the facility
    • Search of person, clothing and effects prior to entry into or egress from NEIDL

    When applicable, individuals will be required to maintain all applicable clearances and licenses and to disclose any changes in circumstances that could compromise access to the facility.

    Continued employment/ affiliation is contingent upon strict adherence, at all times, to all applicable safety and security rules, procedures, and protocols, as well as required training regimens.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.