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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Assistant Counsel, Legal Standards in Hyderabad, India


Who is USP?

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP's fundamental belief that Equity = Excellence manifests in our core value of Passion for Quality through our more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver the mission to strengthen the supply of safe, quality medicines and supplements worldwide.

Brief Job Overview

Hands-on, non-supervisory position to assist the Global Legal Affairs team to manage day to day activities and supporting the legal team with any other ancillary work as may come up from time to time.

This position advises on a variety of legal matters relating to USP’s standards and their intersection with related business operations, and other matters affecting the organization, both in the United States and globally. This role is ideal for an attorney that can successfully navigate legal issues to get things done quickly and efficiently, in a practical and pragmatic fashion for a forward-thinking, agile, and global-focused organization. The counsel will also have exposure to, and the opportunity to work on, a wide variety of legal matters affecting the organization.

How will YOU create impact here at USP?

The position's purpose should provide a high-level overview of why the position exists and briefly identify the most critical priorities of the position. This is an opportunity to highlight any features or duties of the role related explicitly to the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging work of the Department.

  • Provides legal and policy support to USP, supporting the scientific and compendial operation staff working in India, especially with staff working at USP India.

  • Supports USP in applying principles of administrative law to USP procedures in general, and to USP’s standards development process in particular.

  • Supports counsel on issues related to intellectual property law, including patent and trademark law.

  • Synthesizes solutions to novel questions intersecting USP’s standards and USP’s business operations.

  • Provides organizational support through an in-depth understanding of USP rules, procedures, and policies related to USP’s governance and standards development.

  • Interprets existing policies and helps drafts new policies and rules related to USP’s governance and standards development.

  • Works collaboratively with cross-functional teams, including global teams.

  • Assists with implementing USP rules and policies.

  • Liaises as appropriate with key internal and external legal, regulatory, and other stakeholders.

  • Develops a thorough understanding of and familiarity with USP, its people, products, markets, facilities, customers, and competitors to identify trends and assess legal risk and reputational risks.

  • Establishes rapport and a working relationship with management and staff at all levels to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel.

  • Performs special assignments or projects, without significant supervision.

Who USP is Looking For?

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of our mission, commitment to excellence through inclusive and equitable behaviors and practices, ability to quickly build credibility with stakeholders, along with the following competencies and experience:

  • A. LLB (Hons) or a bachelor’s degree in law from a national law school or a reputed university.

  • Two-three years of post-qualification experience.

  • Prior experience in legal drafting and writing.

  • Detail oriented, good research and analytical skills.

A dditional Desired Preferences

  • Fundamental understanding of Legal concepts like, Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest, Principles of Integrity etc.

  • Willingness to learn.

  • Critical Thinking

Supervisory Responsibilities: No

If yes, the number of direct reports and their titles.


USP provides you with the benefits you need to protect yourself and your family today and tomorrow. From company-paid time off, comprehensive healthcare options to retirement savings, you can have peace of mind that your personal and financial wellbeing is protected.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (will apply to the selected candidate(s) hired):

As a condition of employment with the United States Pharmacopeial Convention's (USP) duty to provide and maintain a workplace free of known hazards, all employees and contingent staff hired after July 1st, 2021, must be fully vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in all aspects of our work—from the standards we make to the partnerships and conversations we cultivate. An environment where every employee feels fully empowered and valued irrespective of, but not limited to, personality, race, ethnicity, physical and mental abilities, education, religion, gender identity and expression, life experience, sexual orientation, country of origin, regional differences, work experience, and family status. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

Note: USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.

Job Category Legal

Job Type Full-Time