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Varian, a Siemens Healthineers company
Seattle - Remote, Washington, United States
30+ days ago


Together, we can beat cancer.

At Varian, a Siemens Healthineers Company, we bring together the world's best talent to realize our vision of a world without fear of cancer. Together, we work passionately to develop and deliver easy-to-use, efficient oncology solutions.

We are part of an incredible community of scientists, clinicians, developers, researchers, professionals, and skilled specialists pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, to improve people’s lives around the world. We embrace a culture of inclusivity in which the power and potential of every individual can be unleashed. We spark ideas that lead to positive impact and continued success.

If you want to be part of this important mission, we want to hear from you. 


Responsible for overseeing research and educational grant agreements by Varian’s Medical Affairs function that establish relationships with academic institutions, hospitals, clinics, foundations, and similar partners. Works with personnel in Medical Affairs and Legal, as well as external legal counsel, to prepare such agreements and strategically manage the overall portfolio. Agreement types may involve single or framework research agreements, clinical trial agreements, educational grant agreements, data use agreements, non-disclosure agreements, in-kind loans or grants, amendments, extensions, and terminations.


  • Direct and oversee portfolio of investigator-initiated research grant agreements and educational grant agreements by Medical Affairs.
  • Develop, document, and socialize consistent strategic negotiating stances across all agreements in the portfolio.
  • Serve as legal escalation point for contract managers in Medical Affairs who negotiate research and educational grant agreements. 
  • Directly negotiate agreements involving especially complex issues or strategic considerations.
  • Independently manage oversight of multiple simultaneous negotiations in a fast-paced environment while prioritizing appropriately and providing high caliber work product.
  • Support contract managers as needed in managing the contract life cycle for the portfolio (contract initiation, negotiation, signature, amendment, and closeout or renewal).
  • Oversee further development and harmonization of multiple templates for various types of research agreements and amendments, as well as a related contract playbook that captures negotiating positions, step-downs, and any internal approvals or escalations required for deviations.
  • Ensure conformity to business needs, adherence to Varian policies and procedures, and alignment with government specifications and other compliance processes for research and educational grant activities.

Required Qualifications

  • Licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible transactional experience negotiating complex agreements in a corporate, academic, hospital, or law firm setting.
  • Proven ability to synthesize competing considerations – legal, business risk, and customer relationship – while moving negotiations forward and protecting company interests.
  • Experience with negotiating agreement terms addressing intellectual property rights, licensing, data use, technology transfers, indemnification, and limitations of liability.
  • Experience with a relevant industry: academic or healthcare institutions, medical device, pharmaceutical, biotech, or other life sciences.
  • Ability to translate complex business and legal concepts into clear and compelling text.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with negotiating agreements for investigator-initiated research and clinical trials.
  • Experience with negotiating research agreements in both law firm and in-house settings, from both industry and university perspectives, and with both US and non-US collaborators.
  • Experience with negotiating agreements for industry-sponsored research or other collaborations between industry and academia.
  • Familiarity with internal organizational structure of academic healthcare facilities.
  • Familiarity with healthcare grant funding and/or coordinating scientific research.
  • In-depth understanding of compliance considerations for grant funding in the realm of healthcare or research agreements (anti-kickback, anti-fraud, etc.), and the key differences between US and non-US approaches on these topics.


  • Exceptional skills on verbal and written communications, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
  • Commitment to client service and finding creative solutions.
  • Navigating a matrixed organization that is constantly evolving with stakeholders and external collaboration partners located in multiple geographical locations.
  • Proven ability to think strategically, achieve both short-term and long-term results, and apprise key Legal and Medical Affairs stakeholders.


To ensure compliance with applicable legal requirements in the U.S., including the federal COVID-19 vaccination mandate, all U.S. employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, subject to legally required and approved accommodations.

Fighting cancer calls for big ideas.

We envision a world without fear of cancer. Achieving this vision takes dedication and commitment from all of us, every single day. That's why we celebrate and value the distinctly beautiful and intersectional identities of each of our employees. We are a mirror of our patient-base, which allows us to innovate. Big ideas come from everywhere, and the best ideas are fostered by our unique individual experiences. At Varian, we encourage you to bring your whole self to work and believe your bold and authentic perspective will help to power more victories over cancer.


About Us

  • Together, we can beat cancer. 

    Imagine a world without fear of cancer. We do, every day. Varian Medical Systems, a Siemens Healthineers Company, is the world’s leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating and managing cancer. For more than 70 years, we have developed, built, and delivered innovative cancer care technologies and solutions for our clinical partners around the globe to help them treat millions of patients each year.

    Varian & Siemens Healthineers have united to accelerate our path to further innovation. Taking an Intelligent Cancer Care approach, we are harnessing advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics to advance cancer treatment and expand access to care to help patients become survivors.

    When you join Varian, combined with Siemens Healthineers, you become part of a global network of innovative and inspired minds working together across the globe. We keep the patient and our clinical partners at the center of our thinking as we power new victories in cancer care. Because for cancer patients everywhere, their fight is our fight.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 62548497
  • Location:
    Seattle - Remote, Washington, United States
    Palo Alto - Remote, California, United States
    Austin - Remote, Texas, United States
    Boston - Remote, Massachusetts, United States
    Atlanta - Remote, Georgia, United States
    Washington - Remote, Dist. Columbia, United States
  • Position Title: Senior Counsel, Medical Affairs - Remote
  • Company Name For Job: Varian, a Siemens Healthineers company
  • Job Function: Medical
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years

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