Life Science Associate

London – £65,000 - £85,000

Elevate your legal career within the dynamic field of life sciences by joining a team that stands at the forefront of legal innovation in the UK. A leading firm, renowned for its expansive expertise in life sciences, seeks a Commercial Life Science Solicitor to bolster its Cambridge and Oxford offices. Enjoy fantastic benefits, including an equal staff bonus based on the firm's financial performance, a generous pension with salary sacrifice options, five weeks' annual leave with buy/sell flexibility, and special leave for weddings, religious holidays, and house moves. 

This role promises a stimulating environment where legal acumen is applied to a spectrum of cutting-edge issues, from IP licensing and partnering transactions to clinical trial arrangements and regulatory challenges. The successful candidate will have the privilege of advising an eclectic clientele, including global pharma, biotech firms, universities, and government bodies.

Candidates should possess at least 1 year PQE, ideally from a large regional or City firm, or an in-house position, with a robust grounding in commercial law and a passion for the life sciences sector. The role demands a lawyer with exceptional written English, a meticulous eye for detail, and the flexibility to navigate a diverse array of contracts and arrangements.

The firm values individuals who are not only technically proficient but also excel in client engagement, showcasing outstanding service through effective listening, negotiating, and questioning skills. A self-starter with initiative, you will be expected to manage your workload efficiently, demonstrating excellent time and paper management skills.

Joining this team means more than just handling transactions; it's about understanding the life sciences business inside out, asking the right questions, and delivering tailored advice that resonates with clients' objectives.

In return, the firm offers an environment that fosters personal and professional growth, supporting your ambitions and encouraging you to thrive alongside leaders in the field.

If you are ready to take on this challenging yet rewarding role, where your contributions will shape the future of life sciences, please submit your application to, and find out more.

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Dalton Frith

Associate Recruitment Consultant
0161 233 6360

Dalton joins Douglas Scott as a Recruitment Consultant with a focus on the American market, , his key duties include sourcing and placing top legal talent with leading firms and corporations, managing job search processes, and providing career guidance and market insights to candidates. He also stays informed of industry trends and developments to best serve his clients and candidates. 

After securing a law degree from Manchester Metropolitan University, Dalton spent 9 months as a Legal Recruitment Consultant focusing on the Texas market before joining Douglas Scott.

In his spare time, he enjoys going to the gym, exploring Manchester’s finest public houses and eateries and going to watch the Erik’s Mighty Reds at the weekend.

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Job Spec:

  • Area of Law: Intellectual Property, Commercial Contracts, Licensing Law
  • Type: Solicitor / FILEX, Private Practice
  • Salary: £65,000 - £85,000
  • Term: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Reference: J78907

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