Founded in 2003 by philanthropist Paul G. Allen, the Allen Institute is a nonprofit bioscience research institute composed of four scientific divisions: the Allen Institute for Brain Science, the Allen Institute for Cell Science, the Allen Institute for Immunology, and the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group. The Institute seeks to further human knowledge of bioscience and improve human health.
The mission of the Allen Institute administration teams, including Legal, is to provide support and structure to the scientific divisions. The General Counsel is responsible for directing the Institute’s legal strategy while anticipating, managing, and reducing areas of legal and business risk. The General Counsel must effectively exercise business judgment and evaluate risk in a business context while counseling the senior executive team, Board of Directors, and other stakeholders throughout the Institute.
The General Counsel manages all legal matters for the Allen Institute, including:
This role is temporarily eligible for remote work due to COVID-19 and the company’s focus on employee safety. As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, this role will return to work onsite, so this hire will be expected to move to the Seattle area with relocation assistance.
The Allen Institute is fiercely committed to solving some of the biggest mysteries of bioscience, researching the unknowns of human biology through studies of the brain, the human cell, and the immune system. At the same time, they are pushing the frontiers of bioscience to continue to explore the edges of scientific discovery.
Scientists within each division collaborate in a team science approach, tackling ambitious big science projects. Everything learned within their walls is shared publicly across the world through their dedication to open science. Divisions include the Allen Institute for Brain Science, the Allen Institute for Cell Science, the Allen Institute for Immunology, and the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group.
The researchers seek to understand how our brains, cells and immune systems work when we are healthy and, ultimately, how they go wrong in disease. In the course of their studies, they have generated and shared atlases that map the brain, gene-edited stem cell lines, and many more publicly available resources that have been used by millions of scientists around the world to accelerate their research.
All this work is done to fulfill their founder Paul G. Allen’s vision for accelerating global progress towards improving health and lengthening human life.
The Allen Institute headquarters, completed in 2015, is at the heart of Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, a hub for technology and biotechnology industry and research. The building was purpose-built for life science research and to facilitate collaboration.
In addition, the Allen Institute believes that team science significantly benefits from the participation of diverse voices, experiences, and backgrounds. High-quality science can only be produced when it includes different perspectives. They are committed to increasing diversity across every team and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for this role.
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