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Company: Foundation of the NIH
Location: Rockville
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) creates and manages alliances with public and private institutions in support of the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world's premier medical research agency. The Foundation, also known as the FNIH, works with its partners to accelerate biomedical research and strategies against diseases and health concerns in the United States and across the globe. The FNIH organizes and administers research projects; supports education and training of new researchers; organizes educational events and symposia; and administers a series of funds supporting a wide range of health issues. Established by Congress in 1990, the FNIH is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Please see our web site at for more information regarding benefits including 100% paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees with subsidized health insurance for dependents; subsidized parking; 403(B) with immediate vesting and match; all the federal holidays plus one; and more.EOE STATEMENT: The FNIH is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. The FNIH celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.DescriptionThe Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), the Congressionally chartered nonprofit partner of the NIH, is looking for an attorney to fill an immediate opening in the Washington, DC area. The qualified attorney will work with a talented team of professionals to help advance, interpret, and support opportunities from a diverse group of stakeholders including foundations, associations, corporations, universities, and individuals to drive innovation and biomedical discovery in partnership with our nations premier biomedical research agency, the National Institutes of Health. The contracts lawyer will draft, review, and negotiate a high volume and broad range of agreements. The lawyer will be part of the FNIH legal team working under the direction of the Foundations Associate General Counsel. The attorney will:

  • Draft, negotiate and manage a variety of contracts to support FNIH needs, including donor agreements, grant agreements, services agreements, research collaboration agreements, data sharing agreements and confidentiality agreements
  • Support FNIH project managers in developing an overall structure for a projects agreements
  • Advise on contract terms and provide guidance on risks
  • Develop clear and accurate legal documents consistent with internal policies
  • Support regulatory filings and compliance obligations; assist in document review associated with FOIA requests
  • Contribute to and lead ongoing process improvements POSITION REQUIREMENTS: The attorney will have:
    • A J.D. from an accredited institution
    • An active state bar certification
    • A minimum of three years of experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts
    • Experience managing a variety of legal documents, providing guidance on their contractual terms and implications, and assessing risk
    • Excellent communication and time management skills FULL-TIME/PART-TIME: Full-TimeLOCATION: Maryland, Rockville


Keywords: Foundation of the NIH, Rockville , Attorney, Legal , Rockville, Maryland

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