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Contract Attorney

Parse Biosciences

Parse Biosciences

United States
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024


Parse Biosciences is a global life sciences company whose mission is to accelerate progress in human health and scientific research. Empowering researchers to perform single cell sequencing with unprecedented scale and ease, our pioneering approach has enabled groundbreaking discoveries in cancer treatment, tissue repair, stem cell therapy, kidney and liver disease, brain development, and the immune system.

Founded based on a transformative technology invented at the University of Washington, Parse has raised over $100 million and is used by over 1,500 labs across the world. Our growing portfolio of products includes Evercode Whole Transcriptome, Evercode TCR, Gene Capture, and a software tool for data analysis.

Parse Biosciences is based in Seattle, Washington's vibrant South Lake Union district, where we recently opened a 34,000 square foot headquarters and state-of-the-art laboratory.


As the Contract Attorney, you will collaborate with leadership and across departments with responsibility for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements. This position provides a unique opportunity to solve tough multidisciplinary problems and grow your expertise, partner closely with senior leadership and technical teams to provide a high quality and diverse range of contractual legal services, while exercising discretion, professionalism and sound judgment. This position will require a willingness to dive into complex issues where biotechnology and law mix.


  • Draft and negotiate agreements, protecting the company’s interests and ensuring contractual arrangements are compliant with applicable State, Federal and International laws, rules and regulations related to research, development, commercial and corporate operations.
  • Negotiate contracts along a wide spectrum of topics, including first-of-a-kind arrangements, important business deals, and IP transactions.
  • Develop and update contracting templates, terms and conditions, and related materials to support contracts across the business.
  • Work closely with outside counsel, including managing scope and budgets.
  • Counsel and provide legal advice, research, and interpretations pertaining to Parse operations, transactions, and system improvement and development.
  • Manage various legal matters, disputes, and strategic projects as requested.


  • JD degree from a U.S. accredited law school and active membership in the California, New York, Massachusetts, Delaware, or Washington state bar preferred
  • 4+ years of legal experience, including contract drafting/negotiating
  • Experience in life sciences, biotechnology, or related field preferred
  • Experience with Software as a Service (SaaS) contracting
  • Experience in mid-large firm with focus on corporate law and contracts
  • Experience in a dynamic start-up environment is preferred
  • Experience managing high deal volumes
  • Business acumen: Understanding of business concepts, strategies, and risks
  • Knowledge of intellectual property and U.S. state and federal privacy laws
  • Understanding of basic finance principles, implications of deal terms, and impacts on revenue and asset generation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and exacting attention to detail

Parse Biosciences is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

To meet the health and wellness needs of our team, Parse offers a comprehensive benefits package for all full time employees, including:
  • Medical, dental, vision, and Rx (prescription) coverage beginning on the 1st day of the month following your start date. Parse covers 90% of the monthly premiums for employees, and 60% for dependents.
  • A 401(k) program with no waiting period to participate
  • Basic life insurance and short and long-term disability coverage. Monthly premiums for both are covered at 100% by Parse.
  • Flexible spending account (FSA) options for medical, dependent care, and commuter expenses
  • A transportation program (Seattle only)
  • New hire equity grants
  • 12 paid holidays annually
  • A generous time off policy
Market Pay Range - Exact compensation will be dependent on skills, education and experience relevant to the position
$150,000$180,000 USD