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Legal Counsel (Hybrid)

Region: Americas
Location: Woburn, MA

Posted Date: 03/06/2023

If you’re looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you, we invite you to apply. Join us as our Legal Counsel, in our Woburn, MA office (Hybrid). 

Who we are… 

Sirtex Medical is a global healthcare business with offices in Boston, Sydney, Germany, and Singapore, working to improve outcomes in people with cancer. Our current lead product is a targeted radiation therapy for liver cancer called SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres. More than 100,000 doses have been supplied to treat patients with liver cancer at more than 1,300 medical centers in over 50 countries. We’re a fast-growing dynamic organization and we seek an experienced Legal Counsel to help us with our growth.  

At Sirtex, we’re transforming our industry through our leadership with interventional oncology and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. We offer stimulating careers and development, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We will always foster a diverse and inclusive workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to improve the quality and longevity of patients’ lives by providing innovative interventional oncology solutions. 

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring and bold mission. 


How you will contribute…

As Legal Counsel, you will provide legal and compliance support to our business globally, reporting to the General Counsel.  Working directly with senior executives and the legal team, the successful candidate will provide the highest level of support for issues and concerns within the organization, in a practical, coordinated, and effective manner, in alignment with company and external requirements.

You will work closely with the business, participating in team meetings and providing legal support for both the daily business operations and strategic initiatives. You’ll manage legal issues across a wide spectrum of areas, including clinical trials, healthcare compliance, product management, business development, human resources, and other medical device related issues.  You’re expected to exercise judgment and demonstrate the highest integrity in obtaining results, drafting and negotiating agreements, and generally providing legal advice.

In addition, you will develop a good understanding of the company’s business and possess the ability to evaluate and balance both legal and business factors when providing advice.


  1. Represent the Legal Department as a practical, business-minded advisor for individuals across the company, including senior executives.
  2. Negotiate and draft clinical trial agreements, including clinical research organization and site agreements.
  3. Manage legal aspects of integrations of additional businesses and products for the company and other business-focused projects.
  4. Drive and maintain programs for designated compliance risk areas, including bribery & corruption and employee conduct, ensuring compliance with applicable legislation and regulations.
  5. Develop and maintain expert knowledge of evolving and existing requirements and regulations relating to healthcare and medical device companies, including with regards to compliance risks, and provide direction on anticipated, future requirements.
  6. Provide clear and concise communications regarding legal issues and requirements to drive consistency across global sites.
  7. Coordinate with internal and external experts on legal, intellectual property, regulatory, HR, and commercial matters.
  8. Draft, negotiate, and finalize multiple forms of agreements on a regular basis, including standard agreements, such as CDAs, up to complex, highly customized agreements.
  9. Assist in drafting policies, providing trainings, and addressing issues related to various legal and compliance matters, such as privacy, HIPAA compliance, product promotion, regulatory, and other matters.
  10. Provide legal support generally on day-to-day issues facing the business.
  11. Provide support in other areas as assigned by his/her supervisor.


Your qualifications will be… 

  • Juris Doctorate (JD) with excellent academic credentials from an accredited law school required
  • Active bar membership (in good standing) in at least one US jurisdiction required.
  • 3-5 years of law firm and/or in-house corporate experience, including with medical device, pharmaceutical or other healthcare focused multinational companies required.
  • Demonstrated experience with commercial transactional contracts required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage legal risks for complex matters.
  • Exceptional drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Business oriented legal advice with demonstration of highest ethics and integrity.
  • Experience in compliance, including with anti-corruption programs and data privacy issues.
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical, and persuasive skills and ability to interact effectively with all levels.
  • Highly organized, exhibiting meticulous attention to detail.
  • Exceptional time management and communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work independently on assignments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, an energetic, proactive, flexible individual with high integrity and ethics in all dealings.
  • Eager to learn, enthused by the day and resilient with a sense of humor.


What you can expect from us… 

If you have the right skills and experience and want to work for a company making a real difference to the quality of people’s lives, Sirtex will offer the right candidate: 

  • Diverse and flexible employment and working arrangements to achieve the optimum balance between work and personal responsibilities and objectives. 
  • A working culture of respect, diversity, and performance to help facilitate an inclusive culture. 
  • Attractive compensation and benefit packages which are practical, robust, fair, and equitable. 
  • A place to grow through career development and training opportunities. 
  • Challenging work to continue to develop new and better ways to improve clinical outcomes for oncology treatment around the world. 

Our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) belief... 

Sirtex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Sirtex will provide reasonable accommodation(s) for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. 

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion fosters belonging, growth and success. Sirtex believes that it takes multiple perspectives and voices to create a culture and workplace which fosters engagement, teamwork, and employee satisfaction to perform our best and deliver on commitments.  We are dedicated to fostering an environment where all employees feel valued, included, and can share their ideas so that we can exceed even our own expectations.                                                                                                    


Apply Now!  

Be part of an amazing team that is helping to save lives, every day.