Associate General Counsel

George Washington University
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University is seeking an Associate General Counsel to join the team of lawyers in its Office of the Vice President and General Counsel (OGC), which provides quality legal services, including strategic and legal policy advice on a wide range of issues that confront a large urban private research university. OGC seeks an attorney with broad research compliance and general transactional and contracting expertise, with responsibilities including but not limited to advising on the following areas:

  • compliance with laws and regulations related to research, particularly human subjects research, animal care and use, laboratory safety, research misconduct, regulatory requirements, federal contracts, data security, export controls, and sponsor audits;
  • research-related agreements, including agreements related to industry and federal research sponsorships, non-disclosure terms, teaming, collaboration, data use, and material transfer;
  • transactional drafting and review in support of the university's overall mission, including in the areas of academic collaborations, procurement of goods and services, and technology in collaboration with administrators and the Procure to Pay Department;
  • intellectual property, technology transfer and licensing matters, including familiarity with the negotiation and review of intellectual property terms;
  • Advice and assistance in other areas as needed, in collaboration with other OGC attorneys.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning tasks logically related to the position.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Qualified candidates will hold a law degree (JD) from an accredited institution; admission in good standing to the District of Columbia Bar or eligibility for admission and 5 years' experience as a practicing attorney.

    Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:

    The successful candidate will be a member of District of Columbia Bar or eligible for Admission within six (6) months.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    The successful candidate is an independent self-starter with the expertise and ambition to be part of the Office of the General Counsel to provide legal support for The George Washington University (“GW”). This position would provide legal advice to the university's research enterprise as well as advise on transactional matters, including drafting and reviewing contracts. The successful candidate will also contribute to the GW Office of General Counsel's team environment, demonstrating a willingness to handle a wide variety of legal issues and learn new and developing areas of law that impact university business. Candidates should have at least five (5) years of relevant legal experience, preferably in-house at an academic institution, or a mix of in-house, law firm, government agency, or corporation, with a focus on research and regulatory compliance and drafting research-related agreements. The successful candidate will also have a strong academic record, excellent analytical and communication skills, be proficient in computer and internet applications and programs, and have the ability to retain perspective and a sense of humor.

    Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience


    Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

    College/School/Department: Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) Family Legal Sub-Family Attorney Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 4 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Hours Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm; may vary as needed Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes Employee Onsite Status Hybrid Telework: Yes Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

    Internal Applicants Only? Posting Number: S011823 Job Open Date: Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:

    Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

    The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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