Counsel, Revenue & Compliance

About us

ZAGENO was founded in 2015, ZAGENO is eliminating bottlenecks to breakthrough science and research through curated connections linking scientists and their institutions’ procurement offices with leading life science vendors. World-renowned academic and government research facilities, global pharmaceutical companies, and biotechs large and small are already users of our unique online biotech marketplace, currently comprising more than three million products.

What do we do?

  1. We help scientists choose the optimal laboratory kits and materials for each unique experiment setup.
  2. We make purchasing transactions more efficient for both buyers and sellers.
  3. For our vendor partners, we provide a valuable, expanded sales channel.
Our growing ZAGENO team of 60 in Cambridge, USA, and Berlin, Germany, includes experts in science, e-commerce, systems integration, and customer support to enable smarter, faster processes — allowing more time and resources for value-added science and better research results. Find out more on

About the Role

We are seeking an experienced commercial attorney to focus on revenue, transactions and compliance. This challenging role will encompass a wide range of legal matters, especially contract review and negotiation with customers of a fast-growing, international technology company. You will be a trusted legal advisor who will provide legal support to our Finance, Sales, and Customer Success teams.

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic, pragmatic team player who enjoys tackling complex challenges. Furthermore, you are analytically strong and have excellent communication skills.
If you enjoy working with other mission-driven individuals and are looking to make an impact in life sciences, we encourage you to apply.

In this role you will:
  • Actively review, negotiate, draft and advise MSA’s, SaaS licensing agreements, DPA’s, NDA’s, supplier agreements, and other commercial agreements as needed
  • Be aware of (new) laws and regulations and ensure their implementation and ensure that the business has access to the correct information
  • Resolve legal issues and contract interpretation matters that arise in existing commercial relationships
  • Be our legal advisor for all legal cases with commercial relationships. Act as a liaison between the company and third parties to come up with a suitable solution
  • Help support the compliance function to develop, implement and improve processes with regards to compliance & risk management
  • Perform analysis and provide guidance on company transactions as well as new go-to-market products
  • Collaborate with other departments to identify risk and define strategies for mitigation
  • Ad hoc tasks/projects that arise as the company grows

About You

  • Master degree in Law, accredited U.S. law degree, and a current law license
  • 5-7 years of revenue law with a big law firm or as in-house counsel at a global technology company, compliance experience a plus
  • Experience drafting, negotiating, and providing guidance on a wide variety of agreements 
  • Ability to work independently, find creative solutions that mitigate risk
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to translate complex, legal topics and suitable solutions in a clear and simple way
  • Strong negotiation skills to ensure contracts are reviewed from a legal, risk management and business perspective
  • Strong interest and affinity with software, eCommerce and/or life science industry

Our Benefits

  • Working on a meaningful challenge with a positive impact on the scientific community
  • A professional and dynamic team with a global vision and mindset
  • An exciting, international working environment (we have 45 nationalities!)
  • A budget to improve your home office environment
  • Competitive compensation
  • Commuting benefits - public transportation
  • 401K with company match
  • Health benefits - medical, dental, and vision
  • Hybrid Working model - you can work from home and from the office