Specialist Paralegal - Clinical Contracting

The Specialist Paralegal provides clinical contracting support to the global clinical development operations functions of the company. This position drafts and negotiates a variety of clinical contracts, including standard and complex arrangements; as well as reviews and advises on informed consent issues, patient recruitment materials, and other relevant clinical / contracting issues.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Work with minimal direction/supervision to provide legal support on a wide array of clinical contracting issues
  • Provide legal services of comprehensive scope and complexity in a time sensitive environment
  • Draft and negotiate contracts in time sensitive environment
  • Analyze a variety of clinical trial conduct and contracting related issues and recommend resolutions
  • Communicate (written and orally) with internal clients and external parties
  • Develop and support training or cross-training of paralegals and other staff within practice area
  • Manage special projects as assigned
  • Perform research on laws, regulations, and industry developments affecting the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical/biotechnology products, and contracting, as needed
  • Understand and comply with all relevant procedures and policies

This Specialist Paralegal position may be remotely located OR work from Thousand Oaks, CA.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate Degree


Master's Degree and 2 years of legal experience


Bachelor's Degree and 4 years of legal experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of legal experience


High School Diploma/GED and 12 years of legal experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of an ABA-approved paralegal program
  • 4+ years of experience in a paralegal role drafting and negotiating contracts
  • Experience in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry, or regulatory law
  • Strong organizational, multitask and prioritization skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong time management skills and ability to manage multiple routine matters simultaneously
  • Competency in use of relevant systems and processes
  • Understand and align with all relevant procedures and policies
  • Role model the Amgen values
  • Basic computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience in a variety of database systems

Amgen provides a collaborative and creative culture in a company with a strong track record of innovation. Our culture encourages open dialogue and diverse views to land on the best solutions, and we help ensure our staff are equipped to excel today and tomorrow.

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential 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 expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Join Us

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.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.