Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:16 PM | Anonymous

Immediate opening for a health care attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at Stanford University. This is a full time position, but we are open to considering somewhat less than 100% FTE.

The position provides the first-line legal support to the Stanford University School of Medicine and may also involve advising Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. The position reports directly to the General Counsel.

Responsibilities include legal support in some or all of the following areas: health care, academic issues, business and transactional matters, compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations applicable to a major academic medical center (including responses to external agencies, conflict of interest issues, human subjects research, research animals, and scientific misconduct), recruitment, compensation, and setting reimbursement for faculty physicians; and legal advice on insurance coverage and risk management.

This position will also serve as the ex-officio nonvoting member to the university’s eight Institutional Review Boards for human subjects research, including Stem Cell Research Oversight, and one Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and will provide various ad hoc reviews of compliance matters related to these committees. This person would consult with the Vice Provost/Dean of Research Office on issues related to compliance with university research policies and intellectual property and technology licensing policies and issues.

The position requires discretion, flexibility, and the ability to understand and manage projects with competing interests in a constantly changing, cutting-edge environment. Must be able to work independently, while also partnering and working with outside counsel and other staff attorneys to manage a varied and sometimes heavy flow of work.


Applicants should have at least 8 years experience with at least 5 years health care practice experience and be a member of the California Bar. Requirements include excellence in academic credentials, judgment, writing, analytical and communication skills. Applicants must be comfortable with technology, committed to teamwork, responsive, and have a proven record of providing the highest quality service.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To be considered for this position, please apply directly on Stanford’s career site, requisition 73746:  

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