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Company Name:
Pennsylvania State University
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
University Park, Pennsylvania
Job Type:
Position type:
Full Time
Education Law
Experience level:
5 - 7 Years
Education level:
Juris Doctor

Staff Attorney (Assistant or Associate General Counsel)

Staff Attorney (Assistant or Associate General Counsel)


The Pennsylvania State University's Office of General Counsel is continuing to expand the breadth and depth of the legal services it provides to the University. We are seeking to hire highly-qualified attorneys who bring a wide range of experience and background. The Assistant or Associate General Counsel position described in this posting will have primary responsibility for legal issues related to research, including federal, private and other sponsored grants and contracts, and research compliance.  Depending on background and need, the successful candidate may also have some responsibility for intellectual property, technology transfer, relationships with industry, licensing of technology, and related matters.  In this latter capacity the position will support the work of an existing Associate General Counsel who has lead responsibilities in these areas.  The successful candidate may also advise on the full range of other issues that the University faces.  The position includes responsibilities for Penn State Health, The Penn State Research Foundation, and other Penn State related entities as well as all campuses of the University. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level  4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a J.D. or L.L.B. from an ABA-accredited law school or higher plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Applicants must be admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or be eligible for prompt admission. The successful candidate must also demonstrate the highest level of integrity and professionalism, possess superior communication skills, have demonstrated ability to work in a collegial and professional manner with peers and clients, and have a strong interest in working in the Penn State Office of the General Counsel.


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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.