Senior Solicitor or Solicitor (life sciences IP)

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Senior Solicitor: £80-95k DOE Solicitor: £60-68k DOE
16 Jul 2021
13 Aug 2021
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
Practice Areas
Intellectual Property
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Level

Senior Solicitor/Solicitor (dependent on experience)

Salary range:

Senior Solicitor pay range: £80-95k dependent on experience

Solicitor pay range: £60-68k dependent on experience

Location: the office location is Stratford with the option to work from home up to 3-4 days per week.

Hours: we will consider a full or part-time worker.

The Research Legal team is based at CRUK’s headquarters in Stratford, London and comprises seven solicitors, a contracts manager and three professionals who manage a sizeable patent portfolio and the post-signature management of a large volume of contracts and other commercialisation activities that CRUK concludes, through its commercial subsidiary Cancer Research Technology.

The team operates as an integral part of CRUK’s Research & Innovation Directorate and plays an important part in supporting CRUK’s aspiration to achieve 3 in 4 cancer patients beating the disease by 2034. CRUK is the worlds-leading independent funder of cancer research and as well as support for CRUK’s research funding activities in the UK and internationally, the team’s work is pivotal to the research partnerships with academic and commercial funders and the licensing of intellectual property rights to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

We are looking for a either a Solicitor or Senior Solicitor with experience in providing commercial legal support within the Life Sciences sector. Our Solicitors provide expert legal support to Cancer Research Technology (CRT) across the full spectrum of activities and make a significant contribution in relation to the management and delivery of the legal function within CRT. Candidates must have a thorough understanding of IP rights in the life sciences sector. We also welcome candidates with this experience plus experience of start-up formation and growth with life sciences experience.

The main difference between the Solicitor level and Senior Solicitor level is experience. As a Solicitor we're expecting you to be qualified and have good working knowledge of intellectual property law (particularly patents), company law, competition law and the regulatory environment relating to pharmaceutical product development. We will support you with your development as you build up your legal skills. As a Senior Solicitor we expect the above experience to be significant and you'll already be operating at a Senior Solicitor level. We will support you with your continuous professional development however you will be able to work independently and use your experience to support the development of Solicitors and others in the team.


You can find out more about this role by viewing the candidate pack here.

Closing date: Please note that there is no closing date for applications. The advert will remain open to applications until we make a successful offer. We recommend candidates apply early to avoid disappointment.

Application process: We encourage candidates to supply a personal statement with their application highlighting their relevant experience.


At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner. Unfortunately we are unable to recruit anyone below the age of 18, so that we can protect young people from health & safety and safeguarding risks. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on


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