Senior Counsel Transactions

Caribou Biosciences, Inc.

Date listed

2 months ago

Employment Type

Full time



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Caribou Biosciences is a leading clinical-stage CRISPR genome-editing biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing transformative therapies for patients with devastating diseases. Our next-generation genome-editing technology enables superior precision to develop cell therapies that are armored to potentially improve antitumor activity. We believe the future of cell therapy is off-the-shelf, and we are advancing our pipeline of off-the-shelf, or allogeneic, cell therapies from our CAR-T and CAR-NK platforms as readily available treatments for patients with hematologic malignancies and solid tumors.

Members of the Caribou herd open their minds to new ideas and welcome diverse perspectives. We proudly assert that teams do their best work when their members are personally engaged, their ideas are taken seriously, and contributions are recognized. Members of the herd work from our headquarters in Berkeley, California, or remotely.

Caribou is looking for an experienced transaction attorney to join its Legal Department.  This position will report to the Chief Legal Officer and may be on-site (Berkeley, CA), remote, or hybrid. 


  • Draft, negotiate, and manage a high volume and wide variety of complex contracts typical for a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, including agreements with clinical research organizations, contract manufacturing organizations, suppliers, vendors, clinical trial sites, consultants, etc.

  • Provide legal advice to internal teams and management on contract interpretations, dispute resolutions, and other legal issues related to the development of cell therapy product candidates

  • Communicate and interact on a regular basis internally and externally, including with third-party in-house and outside counsel

  • Train and guide business units on contracts and relevant legal issues

  • Interpret existing contracts

  • Assist on various other legal matters, as needed


  • A minimum of 8-10 years of experience in transactional law within biotech/pharma, with in-house experience strongly preferred

  • JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school and admitted to practice law in the State of  California

  • Significant experience advising on, drafting, negotiating, and finalizing complex agreements

  • Commercial agreement and compliance expertise, a plus


  • Demonstrated ability to grasp scientific and technical concepts quickly and thoroughly

  • Excellent drafting, negotiation, and communication skills across a variety of contract types

  • Proven track record of leading contract drafting to execution; strong initiative and a get-it-done attitude

  • Ability to collaborate, to work independently, and to balance competing priorities in a fast-paced environment with a high level of professionalism and with the ability to reprioritize on short notice

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to articulate legal advice in a clear, concise manner, both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to work on a variety of matters simultaneously

  • Ability to work well under pressure to meet specific deadlines

  • Dedication to quality, reliability, and the highest professional standards in all matters

  • Meticulous attention to detail; highly organized

  • Creative and entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving and process improvement

Caribou compensation and benefits include:

  • Comprehensive compensation package, which includes competitive salary, bonus, and equity for all employees

  • Salary Range: $250,000 - $280,000. This represents the present low and high end of the Company’s pay range for this position. Actual pay will vary based on various factors, including but not limited to location, skill, experience, and performance.

  • Generous paid vacation time, in addition to company-observed holidays and floating holidays

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • 401(k) retirement savings plan, which includes matching employer contributions

  • Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)

  • Tuition reimbursement program

The benefits and stock purchase described above are subject to the terms and conditions of any governing plans, policies, practices, agreements, or other materials or documents as in effect from time to time, including but not limited to terms and conditions regarding eligibility.

Caribou is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding), genetic information, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by law. In addition, Caribou prohibits the harassment of any individual on any of the bases listed above or any other characteristics protected under federal, state, or local laws.

Legal authorization to work in the United States is required. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

For more information, please visit www.cariboubio.com. Caribou is on Twitter. Follow the Company @CaribouBio.

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