Boston University is one of the country’s leading academic research institutions with world-class liberal arts and professional programs. The University seeks a creative, collaborative attorney to support the University’s missions of teaching and research.
Reporting directly to the Vice President and General Counsel, this attorney will have the opportunity to advise on a variety of matters for the University, including public and privately-sponsored research, innovative academic collaborations, global and domestic research initiatives, commercial transactions and general business matters. The attorney will work collaboratively with other lawyers and professionals in the office to provide strategic legal advice to clients throughout the University and help translate complex problems into practical solutions. Representative areas of practice include research and academic collaborations; intellectual property; international agreements; participation on committees as a legal advisor; and policy development.
Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Licensed or eligible for immediate licensure to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Excellent academic credentials and a minimum of five years' experience in a high-quality legal practice. Superior written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, and a willingness to handle a broad range of legal matters both independently and as part of a team. The candidate should be eager to expand into areas outside his or her primary area of expertise. Experience representing a university or academic research center, or other in-house legal experience preferred. Ability to handle legal issues arising out of sponsored and collaborative research as well as significant experience in drafting and negotiating contracts for a variety of general business transactions preferred. Prior experience advising faculty and administrators at a university or academic medical center desirable.
Interested applicants must apply online to Job Tracking Code # 9091/J2017 at http://www.bu.edu/hr/careers/. Applications submitted by November 20 will be given full consideration.
Boston University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.