Corcept Therapeutics
Menlo Park
Sep 18, 2023
Oct 13, 2023
Contract Type

At Corcept Therapeutics, we believe the potential impact of cortisol modulation on the future of health has long gone overlooked. That is why for twenty–five years we have pushed the boundaries of what is possible, driven by fiercely independent science, open collaboration and the curiosity to follow the data wherever it leads.

Our company is committed to building a culture that values diverse perspectives and the unique contributions of every employee. Our vibrant community is made up of over 300 people–medical practitioners, scientists, and industry professionals–all with the shared goal of advancing the science of cortisol modulation to treat serious disease.

Our work has uncovered over 1000 proprietary selective cortisol modulators, including our marketed product, Korlym (mifepristone), the first treatment available for those living with Cushing's syndrome, a life–threatening condition caused by excess cortisol activity. Today, we have a unique opportunity to revolutionize the treatment of severe endocrine, oncology, metabolism and neurology disorders and aim to deliver better outcomes for the people affected by them.

Reporting to the VP, Legal & Compliance, the Paralegal supports multiple areas of Corcept's Legal Department operations including contracts management, corporate governance documentation, federal/state business conduct reporting requirements, litigation, and intellectual property filings. This role works in close collaboration with the Senior Director, Legal to ensure consistent and efficient use of Corcept's online contract management platform for review, approval, execution and storage of contracts. Supervised by an attorney, the Paralegal also provides training, guidance, and drafting support regarding use of appropriate contract documentation and terms necessary to ensure compliance with applicable laws and mitigation of business risks.


Frequent use of Corcept's online contract management platform:

  • Daily administration of the Agiloft platform to maintain an efficient and reliable contract management system
  • Establish and foster effective working relationships with the business, providing customer–focused, company–wide support for consistent use and adoption of Agiloft.

Training and guidance regarding appropriate use and drafting of contracts:

  • Provide timely and practical legal advice and solutions regarding acceptable contract terms.

Development and maintenance of contract templates and processes

  • Maintain resources and provide counsel for contracting activities across all functions including drafting templates and supporting negotiations for purchase of goods/services, clinical operations, research collaborations, and protection of confidential information and intellectual property.

Assistance with Corporate Governance, Litigation, and IP and tasks

  • At the direction of Legal Department attorneys, assist as needed with all department support responsibilities.

Preferred Skills, Qualifications and Technical Proficiencies:

  • Excellent communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills required
  • Familiarity with basic contractual terms and structures
  • Highly organized, detail–oriented and adept at learning new technical areas
  • Capable of managing and prioritizing competing demands
  • Self–driven to identify and solve complex and challenging problems
  • Self–assured and comfortable speaking to an audience

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Must have paralegal certification or four–year college degree and strong academic credentials.
  • Knowledge/experience in the life sciences industry and/or use of contract management systems is preferred.

The pay range that the Company reasonably expects to pay for this position is $137,900 – $162,200; the pay ultimately offered may vary based on legitimate considerations, including job–related knowledge, skills, experience, and education. An annual cash bonus and equity grants may be provided as part of the overall compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other wellness benefits, dependent on the position offered.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full–time basis.

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read this important information for California residents linked here.

Corcept appreciates the commitment and hard work of all our team members as we strive to discover and develop novel treatments for patients with serious unmet medical needs.

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Corcept is an Equal Opportunity Employer