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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Assistant Counsel/Counsel in Rockville, Maryland

Description

The primary function of this position is to provide legal and policy guidance for USPs standards-setting activities. Counsel assists and provides practical and strategic legal support for other initiatives and programs at USP, including (on a limited basis) corporate programs. The incumbent performs relevant research as directed and provides advice related to food and drug law and other healthcare-related laws and regulations relevant to USP’s standards-setting activities and supporting programs. The incumbent interacts independently with internal and external stakeholders. The incumbent is expected to have the judgment, maturity and skill to act with broad discretion in performing the responsibilities of the role.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Provides legal, regulatory, and policy support to USP and serves as a resource on food and drug laws and regulation and related healthcare laws and regulations

• Advises USP staff on legal, regulatory and policy issues relating to standards development, works on compendial-related issues and projects as directed by Senior Counsel

• Keeps organization appraised of developments in law and regulations that may affect USP, particularly regarding drugs, dietary supplements and excipients

• Assists in the development, implementation o, and interpretation of USP policies and processes related to standard setting, provides advice, resources, and training to help ensure compliance with policies and processes particularly regarding conflicts of interest and confidentiality

• Develops an understanding of and familiarity with USP, its people, products, markets, facilities, and customers

• Coordinates USP’s response to subpoenas and litigation at the direction of Senior Counsel

• Performs legal research and develops policies on a wide variety of issues impacting USP

• Performs special assignments or projects as assigned by other members of the Legal team

Basic Qualifications

Assistant Counsel:

• At least three (3) years of demonstrated broad legal and regulatory experience gained with a law firm, government agency, or preferably as in-house counsel

• Two (2) years of general professional experience, preferably within the food and drug industry, government agency or standard setting organization

• Must possess a law degree from an accredited law school and admittance to the bar

Counsel:

• At least five (5) years of demonstrated broad legal and regulatory experience gained with a law firm, government agency, or preferably as in-house counsel

• Two (2) years of general professional experience, preferably within the food and drug industry, government agency or standard setting organization

• Must possess a law degree from an accredited law school and admittance to the bar

Skills Sought

• Demonstrated skills in facilitation and collaborative problem solving, strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively in a matrix organization

• Excellent judgment, particularly in determining the significance and implications of legal matters, effectively measuring risks, and evaluating legal and policy issues within a broad strategic context

• Solution-oriented and innovative; can identify creative options for resolving issues that respond to multiple stakeholder interest and needs

• In-depth knowledge and understanding of food and drug regulatory issues; excellent research skills; familiarity with food and drug industry as well as other standards-setting organizations

• Excellent communications skills, both written and oral, with ability to break down complex legal issues for clients throughout the organization at different levels of responsibility and communicate clearly and concisely

Preferred Qualifications

N/A

Supervisory Responsibilities

No

Benefits:

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 are protected.

The following COVID-19 provisions will apply to selected candidate(s) hired:

As a condition of employment with United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), employees and contingent staff are required to be fully vaccinated. Please let your recruiter know if you would like to request a medical or religious accommodation.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Category Legal

Job Type Full-Time

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