We currently have a Regular Full-time opportunity for a Legal Paraprofessional in the Legal Services department at our Bayview campus.
Summary of Duties:
As a member of the Legal Services team at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (“Sunnybrook”), the Legal Paraprofessional will report directly to the Director of Legal and Compliance (“Director”) and is required to work independently and collaboratively within a busy client environment with a high volume of work. The focus of this role includes, but is not limited to the following:
Corporate Legal Work:
Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and providing advice on a broad range of commercial agreements, including: confidentiality agreements, information technology agreements, education affiliation agreements, services agreements, funding agreements, collaboration agreements and license agreements
Reviewing the business terms of agreements and working directly with business and senior leaders to ensures terms are compliant with the law and Sunnybrook policies and guidelines
Working with Provincial government agencies on the terms for complex or new funding agreements
Reviewing agreements for compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements
Working with internal clients to asses legal implications of plans, policies, actions and other specific matters
Research Legal Work:
Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and providing advice to researchers and research administration personnel on a broad range of clinical and pre-clinical research agreements, including: clinical trial agreements, sponsored research agreements, sub-site agreements, material and/or data transfer agreements, research services agreements, and confidentiality agreements
Working with the IP and Technology Transfer Office on the negotiation of technology licenses and other IP agreements
Liaising with Research Finance office and supporting the application for grants and the development and review of research budgets
Working with Research Ethics Board office on clinical trial applications
Sunnybrook has established partnerships with external healthcare organizations to provide similar legal services. Part of the duties of the Legal Paraprofessional will be to support the provision of such services which may include attending onsite at such healthcare organizations one or more days a week.
A College diploma certificate in a Paralegal or Law Clerk program.
Previous experience (3-5 years) in a legal, healthcare or medical research setting will be considered an asset and preferred.
Ability to demonstrate a sound use of and familiarity with legal terminology, language and vocabulary, as well as medical terminology is an asset.
Superior organizational and communication skills, tact, diplomacy and sound judgment.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision within a dynamic team, where problem-solving ability and enthusiasm will be highly valued.
Experience working on special projects and be flexible with regard to types of tasks assigned and processes with initiative to develop new projects.
Ability to work under pressure and deal with conflicting priorities and deadlines is critical to the role.
Well-developed computer skills are essential, including high level of proficiency in the use and maintenance of computer database systems and data analysis, proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of applications, Adobe Acrobat Professional and related software combined with an ability to learn new applications quickly.
Experience working with clients, staff and organizations serving diverse groups is an asset.
Experience with research processes in an academic setting would be considered an asset.
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter (in one document) quoting 201306 to:
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.