Paralegal/Contract Specialist

Posted 3 weeks ago

Paralegal/Contracts Specialist

Arcellx ( is a venture-backed, early-stage biotech company focused on the development of novel cell-based cancer therapies.  The company is in Gaithersburg, Maryland and has assembled a team of biotechnology professionals with expertise in biologics discovery, characterization, and development.  Lead products will incorporate proprietary technologies that enhance tumor-specific killing by genetically engineered human immune cells.

Primary Objective

Provide assistance to the Sr. Director of Contracts, duties may include but not limited to:

  • Draft, review, negotiate basic agreements such as confidentiality agreements, service agreements and statements of work and file a high volume of contracts
  • Support administration of the Company’s contract management system.
  • Coordinate with other relevant internal business functions, to ensure compliance with the contracts and purchase order process.
  • Perform other duties and assist with projects as assigned.

Main Accountabilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to multitask and reorder priorities.
  • Work well under pressure, independently, and on a team.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and communications skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to proactively assume responsibility and adapt quickly to changes in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent academic training experience.
  • Paralegal certificate (a plus).
  • 5+ years at a law firm and/or in-house legal department



  • Commitment to ethical scientific investigations and rigorous experimental methods.
  • Ability and desire to multitask and function in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Sense of urgency in performance of duties.
  • Interpersonal skills that promote a collaborative and productive lab environment.
  • Effective and efficient written and oral communication skills.

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is required.

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Without exception, applicants must submit both a cover letter and resume to be considered for these positions and must have experience in one of the fields listed above.




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