Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, RayzeBio

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

San Diego, CA

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RayzeBio is a dynamic biotechnology company headquartered in San Diego, CA. Launched in late 2020 and recently acquired by Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) as a wholly owned subsidiary, the company is focused on improving survival of people with cancer by harnessing the power of targeted radioisotopes. RayzeBio will operate as a standalone entity within the BMS organization, maintaining its biotech culture with the opportunity to leverage the best-in-class oncology capabilities of BMS. RayzeBio is developing innovative drugs against targets of solid tumors. The lead asset, RYZ101, is in Phase 3 testing for patients with gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs), as well as earlier stage testing for patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and breast cancer. Led by a successful and experienced entrepreneurial team, RayzeBio aims to be the global leader in radiopharmaceuticals.


We are currently looking for a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel to lead the entirety of the legal function within RayzeBio. The Vice President and Assistant General Counsel will report into the BMS Law Department and is responsible for ensuring legal compliance, mitigating risks, and providing strategic guidance across various facets of our operations. The Vice President and Assistant General Counsel plays a crucial role in navigating complex legal landscapes, while overseeing a diverse portfolio of responsibilities ranging from regulatory compliance to contractual negotiations.

Job Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Advising the President and leadership team of key risks potentially impacting the functionality of the business.

  • Near-term focus will be on leading the legal support for supply chain, clinical trials and regulatory issues and will evolve to also include supporting commercialization capabilities

  • Assume a leadership role in the negotiation, drafting and review of a broad range of contracts, including clinical trial agreements, vendor and services agreements, licensing agreements, confidentiality agreements, partnership agreements, among others.

  • Establish strong, collaborative relationships with the functional leads within the organization and the BMS Law Department.

  • Provide practical legal advice on key legal and compliance risks impacting the business, while proactively identifying and helping manage the risk profile of the organization.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and external partners to support business development objectives and strategic initiatives.

  • Collaborate with the BMS Law Department on IP issues, trademarks, data privacy, regulatory and GXP and compliance issues.

Education and Experience

  • A Juris Doctorate degree from U.S. accredited institution.

  • 15+ years of post-J.D. experience, including experience in the life sciences industry and/or practicing law at a top-tier law firm.

  • Experience advising and negotiating complex business development, collaboration, partnership or licensing agreements.

  • Experience serving on senior management teams, interacting with and advising boards of directors on legal and compliance matters.

Skills and Qualifications

Beyond having the requisite experience and qualifications, a successful candidate will have high levels of self-motivation, adaptability, critical thinking, analysis, and creative problem-solving. This is a fast-paced position within a fast-paced organization, so the ability to come in and hit the ground running is critical for success in the role.

  • Outstanding drafting, negotiation, communication and analytical skills with impeccable attention to detail and a strong sense of ownership and accountability.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a startup environment.

  • Comfortable anticipating legal risk and making high-stakes decisions.

  • High level of business ethics and problem-solving capability.

  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to think strategically, prioritize, communicate, collaborate, promote desired culture, and build trust

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

The starting compensation for this job is a range from $296,000.00 - $370,000.00, plus incentive cash and stock opportunities (based on eligibility).

The starting pay rate takes into account characteristics of the job, such as required skills and where the job is performed.

Final, individual compensation will be decided based on demonstrated experience.

Eligibility for specific benefits listed on our careers site may vary based on the job and location. For more on benefits, please visit our BMS Career Site.

Benefit offerings are subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans then in effect and may include the following: Medical, pharmacy, dental and vision care. Wellbeing support such as the BMS Living Life Better program and employee assistance programs (EAP). Financial well-being resources and a 401(K). Financial protection benefits such as short- and long-term disability, life insurance, supplemental health insurance, business travel protection and survivor support. Work-life programs include paid national holidays and optional holidays, Global Shutdown days between Christmas and New Year’s holiday, up to 120 hours of paid vacation, up to two (2) paid days to volunteer, sick time off, and summer hours flexibility. Parental, caregiver, bereavement, and military leave. Family care services such as adoption and surrogacy reimbursement, fertility/infertility benefits, support for traveling mothers, and child, elder and pet care resources. Other perks like tuition reimbursement and a recognition program.

If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol

BMS has a diverse occupancy structure that determines where an employee is required to conduct their work. This structure includes site-essential, site-by-design, field-based and remote-by-design jobs. The occupancy type that you are assigned is determined by the nature and responsibilities of your role:

Site-essential roles require 100% of shifts onsite at your assigned facility. Site-by-design roles may be eligible for a hybrid work model with at least 50% onsite at your assigned facility. For these roles, onsite presence is considered an essential job function and is critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, and a positive Company culture. For field-based and remote-by-design roles the ability to physically travel to visit customers, patients or business partners and to attend meetings on behalf of BMS as directed is an essential job function.

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