Cycle Pharma

Cambridge, UK • Posted on 19th Apr 2024

Solicitor / Experienced Paralegal (Cambridge, UK)

The Opportunity

Cycle Pharmaceuticals is looking for an enthusiastic and talented team player to join its growing Legal Department as a Solicitor/Experienced Paralegal.

The role will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of high-quality legal advice to the technical and commercial teams within the Cycle Group, with a strong focus on Contract law.

You will be working across different therapeutic areas including metabolic, immunology and neurology. This role interacts internally with all key departments within the business including our Regulatory, Finance and Procurement teams. Externally this position interacts with business partners and external counsel.

Cycle will also consider experienced Paralegal applicants for this position.

The Cambridge team is relatively small but highly dynamic, and the work environment is representative of an expanding company, hence requiring an adaptive and pragmatic mindset. Coaching and mentoring to support continuous learning and professional development will be provided and tailored to individual needs.

Our Company

At Cycle, we believe that Every Single Patient Matters, this is at the heart of why we work, and we’d love for you to share our vision. We know that life-changing treatments need life-improving product support to match, because when you put the two together, great things can happen.

We are a pioneering pharmaceutical company, reimagining how drugs and services can benefit patients with rare disease to make their lives easier and improve their quality of life. Cycle, as a company, works closely with patient groups and healthcare professionals to understand the unmet needs of patients and their carers. By collaborating with academic communities and using the latest cutting-edge pharmaceutical technologies, we translate innovations into medicinal products that patients and caregivers actually desire. We deliver the required medicine with the minimum impact on daily routines and, just as importantly, provide individualized support services to patients, families, carers and the healthcare professionals community.

Cycle has three core areas of pharmaceutical development and work across rare metabolic, immunological and neurological genetic conditions: improving drugs – optimizing an existing drug; repurposing drugs – creating a new indication for an existing drug; and generics – reinstating generic drugs, previously available in the market. These three areas of focus are underpinned by formulation technology – using new drug delivery technologies to improve the efficacy and effectiveness of drugs, allowing us to give patients greater freedom and choice.

Job Title: Solicitor/Experienced Paralegal

Cycle Company: Cycle Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Position Summary: This is a full-time position within the Legal department, working in our Cambridge office.

What you will be doing

Technical responsibilities:
• Drafting, reviewing, advising and supporting negotiations for contracts (including IP licence agreements, distribution agreements and manufacturing and supply agreements) to support the operations of Cycle across the world.
• Researching and advising internal stakeholders on law and the potential impact of such new laws on the business.
• Support the development and implementation of Cycle policies, procedures and other template documentation.
• Prepare and assist with legal strategies for, and related to, new product launches.
• Assisting with the provision of internal training for the wider business on general legal matters such as GDPR and Competition law.
• Liaising with, and supporting on, colleagues’ business objectives and projects.
• Other ad hoc duties as required, such as:

  •    Assisting with company secretarial matters and issuing of share options
  •  Supporting with general queries from across the business
  • General support for the Legal team as required
  • Legal Research

Departmental responsibilities:
• Contributes to the discussion for the annual budget, helping to identify spend and savings for the year ahead.
• Contribute to the discussions around the operational planning that implements the department strategy.
• Attend team meetings and engage with internal and external stakeholders providing support and subject leadership as required.
• Maintain knowledge of relevant guidance and provide advice on key requirements for Legal activities.
• Act as a point of contact for third party external partners.
• Develop and improve the procedures and processes used by the department, identifying problem areas, proposing and implementing robust solutions in order to improve efficiency and consistency.

What will enable you to thrive

The following skills and experience will be important in helping set you up to succeed and thrive in this role:
• Qualified Solicitor (2 years+ PQE) or experienced Paralegal.
• Contract Law experience.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Excellent written and oral communication.
• Ability to work in a proactive manner, whether working autonomously or as part of a team.
• Excellent time management skills with a high level of attention to detail, including when under pressure.
• Ability to create and maintain strong working relationships across the organisation and with external partners.
• Enthusiasm and personal initiative to solve problems, a self-starter with ability to work unsupervised.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to think-outside the box.
• Quality focused and high attention to detail.
• Result-oriented.
• High level of prioritisation and organisation to manage assigned work effectively.

What makes this role special

• Seek to have a profound impact on patients and their families.
• Work across a range of different disease states.
• Mentoring, coaching and training that will give you the opportunity for personal and professional development.
• Help shape the culture and future of an emerging pharmaceutical company with a grand vision.
• Work with a growing team of experienced professionals.
• Learn from a strong leadership team with a proven history of success.

What can we offer to you

In addition to being part of a great team and doing things that will make a real difference to patients’ lives, you will enjoy all the benefits that brings:
• Competitive salary based on experience
• A collaborative high performing work environment
• Performance based bonus
• Opportunity to join a fast growing and ambitious business
• Company pension scheme
• 100% employer paid membership for Private Health Insurance
• Life and Critical Illness Insurance
• Corporate Gym membership
• Regular team building events and an agile working environment

Cycle Pharmaceuticals embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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