Description

DNA Genotek, a part of the OraSure family of companies, develops products that optimize ease of collection and provide superior samples. DNA provides proven performance for those requiring high-quality biological samples for nucleic acid testing. Our ability to positively affect change is powered by the innovative tools, services and diagnostics we deliver to the market. 

Together with its wholly owned subsidiaries, DNA Genotek, Diversigen, and Novosanis, the OraSure family of companies provides its customers with end-to-end solutions that encompass tools, services and diagnostics. Our teams play a role in empowering people to discover healthier lives by creating effortless tests, collection kits, and services. 

It’s first-to-market, innovative products include rapid tests for the detection of antibodies to HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) on the OraQuick® platform; sample self-collection and stabilization products for molecular applications; and oral fluid laboratory tests for detecting various drugs of abuse. 

Overview 

DNA Genotek products are marketed worldwide and support thousands of customers as they achieve breakthroughs in genomic and microbiome research, in diagnostics laboratories, in the pharmaceutical industry, in companion animal genomics and in personalized medicine.  

Reporting directly to the General Counsel, You will be the primary legal resource for our molecular collections and services business, comprised of our DNA Genotek (Canada), Diversigen (US) and Novosanis (Belgium) affiliates.

We are looking for a business-minded leader, a team player, and a problem solver. Our team values a collaborative mindset, a calm approach to challenges, and an ability to manage expectations up and down the organization. We are a legal department that seeks to build strong relationships across the company and to understand the challenges faced by the groups we support.

Please note, this is a fully remote position and can be based out of either the US or Canada.

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Snapshot of Responsibilities

  • Commercial – negotiate and review all contracts for our molecular business, including purchase agreements, distribution agreements, consulting and non-disclosure agreements, services agreements, material transfer agreements, licenses.
  • Employment – serve as primary lawyer for Canadian HR and employment matters and manage local employment counsel for our affiliates. Assist in the review and update of employee handbook and key HR policies. Support the preparation of employment, repayment, severance, and other employment related documents.
  • Intellectual Property – support intellectual property strategy and work closely with R&D teams to assess and manage company intellectual property.
  • M&A – assist General Counsel on business development matters as needed, including due diligence, contract drafting and transaction closing.
  • Compliance – support legal compliance function, including administration of the Code of Conduct, anti-kickback policy, and other policies.
  • Training – provide training to relevant functional areas to ensure broad understanding and adherence to legal risk parameters, contract terms and policies.
  • Department Efficiency – help drive efficiency by supporting the implementation of contact management tools and coordinate with General Counsel on management and development of contract templates.
  • Litigation – assist the General Counsel as needed with respect to handling and supervision of outside counsel for litigation matters.

What You Bring

  • Member of the Bar in good standing
  • Law degree from an accredited law school in the US or Canada
  • 8-10 years of post-call experience in house or with a top-tier law firm
  • Comfort with commercial, corporate, employment and transactional matters
  • Understanding of US and Canadian law; other international expertise is a plus
  • Experience in the healthcare industry is a plus

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The base salary range for this full-time position is $130,000 to $234,000 CAD. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum base salary for the position, based on our defined salary pay ranges. Our ranges are broad to account for differences in roles, performance, experience, skillsets, education and business needs and individual pay is determined by a variety of factors. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package, as noted below.  

The OraSure family of companies encourages applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of the communities in which we operate.  We apply a rigorous, consistent, and equitable standard to the assessment of all candidates, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, age, religion, veteran status or any other protected characteristic. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where all employees are welcomed and belong. 

 

What we have to offer:

 

– Highly competitive Health, Dental and Vision Coverage for you, your spouse and your dependents  

– Disability and Life Insurance Benefits  

– RRSP plan with company-matching contributions 

– Generous paid time-off, including vacation days, sick days, additional company wide paid days offand personal days  

– Maternity Leave and Parental Leave Coverage 

– Adoption benefit for parents adopting a child

– Employee Referral Program– you may be eligible for a cash bonus if your referrals are hired  

– Employee Assistance Program 

– Employee Service Recognition  

– Annual Fitness Reimbursement  

– Job-related Training Programs 

– Ability to participate in Teams, Committees, Events and Clubs  

– Depending on the role you may be eligible to work in a hybrid environment or fully remotely  

– Free Onsite Parking  

Please note, if the position you are applying for is a Contract position, some of the above listed components of the Total Rewards package may not apply.

Culture, People & Community 

The OraSure family of companies recognizes that the long-term health of our business is directly connected to the health of the planet, local communities and OraSure employees. As such, we have committees designed to address this, including: 

– LIVE IT Committee – committed to creating an environment that embodies our values  

– All Means U: Employee Committee on Belonging hosts various events across all company locations such as monthly book club and a mentorship program 

– Wellness Committee empowers colleagues to make critical decisions to improve and protect health 

– Sustainability Committee aims to minimize impact on the environment 

– Social Committee who organize and run events for both remote and onsite employees, to create connection and community 

At DNA Genotek, we have a clear vision; cultivate an environment of equal employment opportunity where we do not tolerate discrimination or allow the harassment of employees or applicants on the basis of citizenship, race, place of origin, ethnic origin, colour, ancestry, disability, age, creed, sex/pregnancy, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and record of offences (in employment), or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices.  

The OraSure family of companies aims to create and foster workplaces that reflects and contributes to the global communities in which we do business and the customers and partners we serve. This includes all communities impacted by our corporate presence. As part of this commitment, OraSure and its subsidiaries will ensure employees and applicants are provided reasonable accommodation per request.  If you require disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Rebecca Zeleney at rebecca.zeleney@dnagenotek.com. The OraSure family of companies will consult with all applicants who request disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure that the accommodation provided takes into account the applicant’s individual accessibility needs. 

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