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Black Diamond Therapeutics Inc Vice President, Head of Legal and Intellectual Property in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Black Diamond Therapeutics is a precision oncology medicine company pioneering the discovery and development of small molecule, tumor-agnostic therapies. Black Diamond targets undrugged mutations in patients with genetically defined cancers for whom limited treatment options currently exist. Black Diamond is built upon a deep understanding of cancer genetics, protein structure and function, and medicinal chemistry. The Company’s proprietary technology platform, Mutation-Allostery-Pharmacology, or MAP, platform, is designed to allow Black Diamond to analyze population-level genetic sequencing data to identify oncogenic mutations that promote cancer across tumor types, group these mutations into families and develop a single small molecule therapy in a tumor-agnostic manner that targets a specific family of mutations.

The VP – Head of Legal and IP will work closely with the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel and have responsibility for IP as well as Legal support for Black Diamond’s R&D activities and other corporate functions.

  • Seasoned lawyer with significant in-house biotech experience to oversee legal support to R&D and operations and drive patent strategy and prosecution

  • Requires hands-on support as well as management of other legal function positions and outside counsel

  • Provide strategic advice on IP matters, with heavy focus on patents

  • Provide legal support for R&D, Business Development, and other Corporate functions

  • Manage contracts function (one attorney and one contracts administrator)

  • Work closely with GC on SEC, corporate, compliance and Board related matters

  • Collaborate with research and clinical teams to design and implement prosecution strategies and ensure the necessary protection of IP assets and alignment to business goals

  • Manage patent portfolio, including preparing US and foreign patent filings and responses to office actions

  • Negotiate IP terms of licensing, collaboration and other agreements, and advise the company of its rights and obligations under such agreements

  • Conduct IP due diligence for in-licensing and acquisition opportunities

  • Manage trademark matters

  • Review proposed scientific disclosure and oversee disclosure review systems and policies

  • Minimum 15 years of experience as in-house counsel in pharma/life-sciences company

  • Significant experience in driving and managing IP in the field of oncology, in particular with small molecules


  • An undergraduate degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, or another technical field relevant to the biotech industry required

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform he essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; used hands to fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb be stairs; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 lbs.

ID: 2020-1032

External Company Name: Black Diamond Therapeutics Inc.

External Company URL:

Street: 139 Main Street

Post End Date: 7/31/2020

Telecommute: No