Legal Officer

SIB - Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Basel, Switzerland

Job description

The successful candidate will be involved in the legal aspects of the implementation and coordination of cutting-edge projects of the national initiative Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN), which aims at making health-related data interoperable and shareable for research in Switzerland. He/she will also contribute to the Institute’s legal and contractual activities, particularly in matters of personal data protection.

Job tasks

  • Negotiate, draft and review multi-party agreements for data-driven medicine research;
  • Provide legal advice and support for day-to-day operations to ensure secure IT infrastructure of biomedical projects;
  • Assist the SIB Data Protection Officer in his tasks, for example managing the register of processing activities, providing support to employees/researchers, providing training, and coordinating the SIB Data Protection and Security Board (monitoring of objectives defined, liaison with external consultants, etc.);
  • Draft and monitor the implementation of internal policies and regulations;
  • Perform legal research in the fields of medical research, personal data protection, regulation of medical devices as well as related to business, labor, and administrative law;
  • Ensure the proper administrative management of the Legal and Technology Transfer Office, in particular, electronic and physical management of contracts, follow-up of legal and contractual deadlines, etc.;
  • Provide support in the management of, and relations with, external legal counsels.

Profile requirements

  • Education and expertise;
  • Degree from a Swiss University, specialization in data protection law;
  • Excellent knowledge of Swiss and European legislation on data protection and research involving humans;
  • Good knowledge of intellectual property law in general; regulatory or compliance field;
  • Excellent level of written and spoken English, good knowledge in French and German (an asset).

Experience

  • Experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating complex agreements involving numerous parties, particularly in the field of medical research and technology transfer would be an asset;
  • Experience in data protection, especially in writing data protection and security policies;
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as Legal Officer.

Soft skills and attitude

  • Capacity to think strategically and anticipate;
  • Strong organizational and document management skills;
  • Meticulous and high attention to details;
  • Interest in new technologies and willingness to innovate;
  • The ability to prioritize work to deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Capacity to take and assume decisions;
  • Problem-solving attitude;
  • Flexibility and adaptability;
  • Excellent team working ability whilst being able to work independently;
  • Strong communication skills and capacity to adapt technical legal explanations for non-legal experts and capacity to federate people;
  • Capacity to understand “business” objectives;
  • Capacity and willingness to learn fast and understand topics outside the comfort zone;
  • Be proactive;
  • Strict sense of confidentiality and discretion;
  • Demonstrable commitment, energy, and enthusiasm to contribute to driving the organization forward in its objectives.

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