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Amgen Associate Counsel in Mississauga, Ontario

Title: Associate Counsel

Reports to: Senior Counsel

Location: Mississauga Head Office

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions to improve health outcomes and improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be the world’s largest independent biotechnology company, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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Position description

The Associate Counsel will assist the Senior Counsel in managing day-to-day legal matters, strategies and tactics associated with Amgen’s operations in Canada. This dynamic position will provide broad based legal support services to Amgen Canada's commercial, medical, regulatory and related business functions.

This position is accountable to:

  • Support Senior Counsel and Senior Compliance Manager on general compliance matters related to appropriate interactions with patients, health care professionals (HCPs) and public office holders, and drafting/reviewing relevant HCP contracts such as consultancy services agreements, advisory board agreements, and funding and sponsorship agreements

  • Assist Senior Counsel in carrying out reviews of promotional and non-promotional material for compliance with applicable laws, regulations and industry compliance codes

  • Provide support on sourcing activities, including drafting and reviewing commercial vendor services agreements

  • Assist Senior Counsel and Senior Compliance Manager on providing internal training sessions to Amgen staff across different functional areas on legal and compliance issues and updates to relevant legislation, regulations and industry codes of conduct

  • Support the continuous improvement of legal and business processes to promote efficiency

Basic Qualifications

Licensed lawyer practicing in Ontario, member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada and a law degree from a recognized law school or qualified to practice law by a provincial bar association in Canada

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of law practice at a top law firm and/or experience working in a legal department of a company in a regulated industry

  • Experience in the life sciences sector reviewing promotional and non-promotional materials

  • General knowledge of regulatory and healthcare compliance issues, including interactions with healthcare professionals (i.e., IMC Code of Ethical Practices, anti-bribery/anti-corruption)

  • Excellent analytic, legal drafting, oral and written communication skills

  • Proven track record of ethical judgement, maturity, strategic planning, problem solving and decision-making

  • Ability to manage competing priorities while remaining self-aware of one’s own limits and when escalation of matters is required

  • Ability to work independently and with cross functional teams

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop strong relationships across all levels of the organization, a positive attitude, strong commitment to ethical conduct, thoughtfulness, as well as collaboration and creativity

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Reasonable accommodations are available, upon request, to facilitate the equal participation of candidates with disabilities, should you be selected for an interview .

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If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.