Corporate/Commercial Counsel - Mereo BioPharma - 2+ PQE

England, London
Excellent benefits
13 Oct 2016
10 Nov 2016
Nick Wilkins
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Mereo BioPharma Group plc is an AIM listed UK-based speciality biopharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition and rapid development of innovative medicines that have the potential to transform patient quality of life and improve human health. Mereo intends to optimise the commercial value of programmes by entering into partnering deals at key value inflection points or, for selected opportunities, commercialising products itself. Mereo is building a strong pipeline of innovative medicines, particularly focused in rare and specialty disease areas, through the acquisition of validated, mid-stage development programmes from large biopharmaceutical companies. Mereo's initial mid-stage portfolio comprises three exceptionally well characterised, novel products for the treatment of diseases with considerable unmet medical need, acquired from Novartis. Mereo recently listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange.

A newly created role exists in Mereo's London office reporting to the General Counsel. This is an excellent opportunity to use your corporate and commercial experience in a broad role with a growing biopharmaceutical company. As part of the Mereo team your responsibility will be to provide legal support to the corporate and commercial functions of the business, including the Finance, Corporate Development and Clinical Development teams.

Training plus at least 2 years of PQE in a City firm is essential. IP licensing as well as pharmaceutical industry experience will be highly regarded as will in house secondment experience within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.

You must be able to demonstrate outstanding technical legal, organisational and communication skills and the ability to interact with Mereo's management team, advisers and global stakeholders. You must also be able to apply your legal expertise in a pragmatic and commercial manner and have a genuine interest in the biopharmaceutical industry.

This is an exceptional opportunity to develop your career with a growing biopharmaceutical business

Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.