Legal Office Team Leader

Job Description

Reports To 

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer 

Job Responsibilities 

The Legal Team Leader is responsible for the coordination of the the legal team of the Penta Foundation (2 with direct report). 

Job Duties 

  • Coordinates the the legal team of the Foundation 
  • Creates and/or reviews, negotiates and finalizes contracts with public institutions such as universities, private funders in the pharmaceutical industry or philanthropic world, providers such as contract research organizations 
  • Creates and/or reviews, negotiates and finalizes data sharing agreements and other agreements with multiple stakeholders in several countries (both EU and non EU) 
  • Creates templates for and/or reviews, negotiates and finalizes clinical trial agreements, study agreements, material transfer agreements, service agreements with a focus on GDPR issues 
  • Reviews and edits further contractual documents, if needed 
  • Provides advice and guidance to the programme and training teams relating to contract generation 
  • Ensures the organization’s internal contract documents are accurate and well maintained 
  • Participates in other activities, teams and committees as assigned 

Skills and Qualifications 

  • Proficiency in both written and oral legal English 
  • Excellent legal analysis skills with solid knowledge with respect to civil law 
  • Familiarity with global privacy law and notably GDPR 
  • Ability to deliver high-quality work under deadlines 
  • Ability to coordinate legal negotiations with large and heterogeneous consortia, liaising with different legal teams 
  • Superior organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects with shifting deadlines 
  • Experience in managing a hard workload with conflicting priorities 
  • Ability to work in an international setting; strong awareness of cultural differences 
  • Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills. 
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and complete tasks to deadlines. 
  • Experience in the life sciences industry and mature knowledge of GDPR and IP are desirable but not required 


  • Higher Degree or Master’s degree in law 
  • 5+ years of post qualification experience in a in-house and/or law firm context, including relevant experience in commercial contracting globally 


  • 47.000 euro (gross salary) + 1.200 euro/year welfare package 


Padova (two days of smart working, according with the hybrid model we have adopted