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Legal Assistant

Science 37

Science 37

Raleigh, NC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Science 37’s mission is to accelerate clinical research by enabling universal trial access for patients. Through our solutions, The Metasite™ and Patient Recruitment, we accelerate enrollment by expanding the reach of clinical trials to patients beyond the traditional site and rigorously qualifying patients prior to referring them to a traditional site. Our solutions are powered by a proprietary technology stack with in-house medical and operational experts that enhance quality through standardized workflows and best-in-class study orchestration.

As the Legal Assistant, your main duties will be to help the General Counsel prepare, review, and manage various company documents, including NDAs, service agreements, and corporate filings. With respect to contracts, you will support the implementation of the contract lifecycle process: manage the legal process for the intake, review, tracking, negotiations, and filing of a wide variety of contracts; assist in communicating with internal stakeholders; and manage the receipt of and response to legal notices.

A successful Legal Assistant will demonstrate careful attention to detail, ability to work under tight deadlines, a flexible, team-oriented approach, professionalism, exceptional organizational and communication skills, and an enthusiasm for learning. Our ideal candidate has previous experience managing contracts, is familiar with legal documentation requirements, and has a working knowledge of the clinical trials industry.


Duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Oversee contract workflow: ensure review, approval, and execution in accordance with company policies
  2. Assist in drafting, formatting, and reviewing contracts, including NDAs, service contracts, template agreements, change orders, and statements of work
  3. Develop contracts management system: create and prepare documentation, reports, and tracking mechanisms to support contract management activities
  4. Respond to internal requests for contract-related support
  5. Assist in other projects for the Legal department, including support of improvements for contract process and management and preparing and managing documents required for due diligence efforts
  6. Assist with administrative and legal tasks



  1. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  2. This is an Hourly Non Exempt Role based in our Raleigh office.
  3. 3+ years work experience as a Transactional Paralegal, Contracts Administrator, Contract Manager or similar role


Excellent written and oral communications skills

  1. Computer skills - Strong knowledge of MS Office suite and Google applications. Able to generate business correspondence, create forms and generate reports as required. Proficiency with MS PowerPoint required. Experience with Salesforce a plus.
  2. Keen attention to detail - A zest for excellence in deliverables.
  3. Good judgment in determining how to prioritize competing tasks to effectively support the business.
  4. Strong organizational skills- Ability to determine and follow through on a durable plan for organizing and maintaining a wide range of documents.
  5. Flexibility, team-orientation - Demonstrated ability to foster concepts of teamwork, cooperation, self- control, and flexibility to get the work done. The ability to adapt to a rapidly changing work environment. Able to successfully work in a decentralized team environment.
  6. Ability to work independently, self-directed, strong work ethic and adherence to deadlines.
  7. A working knowledge of the clinical trials industry preferred


  1. Ability to communicate in English (both verbal and written)


Position reports to the General Counsel, who will also assign projects, provide general direction and guidance. The Paralegal/Contracts Associate is expected to perform duties and responsibilities with minimal supervision.


  • No direct reports


At Science 37, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that supports you at all stages of your career - both now and into the future. Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities, and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work that adds to your professional development.

Science 37 is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Science 37 values the well-being of its employees and aims to provide team members with everything they need to succeed.

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