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Senior Business Development and Contracts Officer

LocationVancouver, British Columbia
Job ID R0001605 Date posted 03/29/2019

Job Description Summary

The Senior Business Development and Contracts Officer is primarily responsible for managing and ensuring compliance with contractual obligations and for negotiating agreements/contracts.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Management of agreements/contracts:

  • Identifying and summarizing STEMCELL’s rights and obligations under an executed contract.

  • Communicating applicable rights and obligations to appropriate internal stakeholders.

  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders to ensure all contractual obligations are timely met.

  • Ensuring STEMCELL’s compliance with its contractual obligations, such as: i) ensuring that the applicable products are included in royalty reporting and payment processes; ii) coordinating with the finance department to calculate, pay and report on contractual payments, including licensing royalties; iii) coordinating with other departments to fulfill reporting and performance obligations.

  • Working with the Business Development Coordinator/Associate to effectively organize and maintain STEMCELL’s database of executed agreements/contracts.

  • Maintaining and updating a system for notifying relevant internal and external stakeholders of contract-related deadlines.

  • Proofreading and providing a review, analysis, risk assessment, and interpretation of contractual terms, obligations and regulations on draft and executed agreements/contracts.

  • Drafting and negotiating various agreements/contracts as necessary, including confidentiality, material transfer, license, supply and service agreements.

  • Creating, fostering and managing relationships with potential and active partners, including technology transfer offices (for licensing opportunities).

  • Researching and evaluating new business opportunities and new technologies for potential licensing.


  • Graduate degree preferred; minimum undergraduate degree in immunology, hematology, molecular or cell biology, biochemistry, or a related life science field.

  • JD, MBA, PMP and/or patent agent designation an asset.

  • Financial analysis experience and/or education an asset.

  • Highly developed project management and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders with varying perspectives.

  • Expertise and experience in drafting, negotiating and interpreting agreements/contracts that address legal, business, financial and technical contract requirements (at least 2 years experience preferred).

  • Strong negotiation skills with the ability to express complex matters clearly and effectively.

  • Experience working in a dynamic team, and seeking/applying instruction, feedback and advice.

  • The capacity for critical and creative thinking with strong attention to detail.

  • Effective, clear and professional communication skills, both oral and written.

  • General knowledge of intellectual property licensing and management preferred.

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore.  Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training.  We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree.  STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.

To apply please select the apply button. You will then be directed to a login screen asking you to set up an account. You must set up an account in order to apply. 

Create an account by selecting the create account button.  You will then be asked for your email and to create a password. Your Password must be eight characters long, contain at least one special character, one capital letter, and a number.Once you have created your password you will be asked to upload your resume. Uploading your resume will provide the ability to auto-populate your application with information from your resume. If you prefer to manually complete all of the fields in the application you can do this by clicking next. You can upload your cover letter as an attachment in the attachments screen. Thank you for your interest in STEMCELL!


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