Senior IP Counsel, Gene Writing / Editing

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT)
United States
Apr 01, 2024
Apr 05, 2024
Contract Type

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and cutting–edge, and our team members are curious, creative thinkers who understand that good data drives smart decisions. At IDT, we realize that although science may be uniform, people are unique. We promote a culture where engaged people are motivated and have opportunities to achieve their full potential, as part of one global team.

IDT is one of 10 Life Sciences companies of Danaher. Together, we accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of solutions that safeguard and improve human health.

This position is part of the Legal/ Intellectual Property/Patent Law department working remotely within Chicago, Illinois, Iowa City/Coralville, Iowa, Madison, Wisconsin or Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina and will be fully remote. At IDT, we are one global team. We celebrate our differences, engage in healthy debate, and are inclusive. Together, we accomplish great things.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain a solid understanding of IDT's business units and in particular the Gene Writing/Editing Unit, technology and product goals, and challenges in order to establish and implement intellectual property strategies that facilitate those goals and minimize those challenges.

  • Develop and curate a strategic, global intellectual property portfolio (including patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets) in support of IDT's and Danaher's business strategy.

  • Perform due diligence and freedom to operate analysis for new technologies and products.

  • Manage outside counsel and other resource utilization for value and efficiency.

  • Domestic travel will be required, and potentially international travel.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • A bachelor's degree in biological science, chemistry, pharmacy or other field relevant to genomic medicine.

  • Juris Doctor with excellent academic credentials from an accredited law school

  • Active bar membership in good standing in at least one US jurisdiction.

  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

  • 10 years of experience specializing in intellectual property in–house at a company or a combination of law firm and in–house experience.

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • An advanced degree in a biological science, chemistry, pharmacy or other field relevant to genomic medicine

  • 7–10 years of working experience with nuances of international patent law (via local counsel) preferred.

  • Familiarity with and experience with CRISPR technologies and related intellectual property.

At IDT we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, remote working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a remote work arrangement in which you can work remotely from your home. Additional information about this remote work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for IDT can provide.

The salary range for this role is $190,000 to $200,000. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company's sole discretion, consistent with the law.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real–life impact of tomorrow's science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what's next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit .

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation.