Kymera Therapeutics

Head of Intellectual Property

Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced IP attorney at Kymera Therapeutics. Kymera is advancing the field of targeted protein degradation, accessing the body’s innate protein recycling machinery to degrade rather than inhibit dysregulated, disease-causing proteins. Powered by Pegasus, a game-changing integrated degradation platform, Kymera is accelerating drug discovery to advance new treatment options for patients with previously untreatable diseases.

Responsibilities:

This hire will serve as the company’s in-house intellectual property counsel responsible for managing the company’s intellectual property portfolio and drive the global patent strategy. This position will work in a cross-functional environment with internal and external stakeholders. The role requires a dynamic, motivated and creative self-starter that shares our commitment to bringing new therapies to patients.

This role will serve as a key advisor to the business and will partner with various functions throughout the company to identify opportunities to protect intellectual property and to provide patentability, freedom-to-operate, and other legal opinions and risk assessments.

This hire will develop and execute strategies for protecting intellectual property related to Kymera’s early and late-stage R&D, preclinical and clinical-stage programs. The individual in this role will prepare and prosecute patent applications both as in-house counsel and through external counsel to build and expand robust global intellectual property portfolios.

The individual in this role will also conduct due diligence analyses and provide relevant counsel to support business development and transactional matters as needed. By providing clear guidance to scientists and senior leadership, this position will play a key role in supporting business objectives and decision-making.

Other responsibilities include directing our trademark portfolio, managing publication clearance, supporting records management programs, and overseeing IP operations.

The title for this position will be commensurate with experience.

Education/experience:

  • J.D. with advanced scientific degree (MS or PhD) in organic chemistry preferred.
  • Admitted to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office and the Massachusetts bar.
  • 5+ years of experience drafting and prosecuting small molecule patent applications, preferably in a law firm and/or in-house.
  • Experience working in a cross-functional matrix and collaborating/managing outside counsel.
  • Excellent communication skills, and ability to clearly articulate complex subject matter.
  • Ability to think critically, communicate effectively across broad spectrum of audience both internal and external and express excellent written skills.
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and prioritize work effectively.
  • Enjoys and thrives in a fast-paced, multi-tasked, and hands-on environment.

Email us at careers@kymeratx.com to tell us why you think you’d be a good fit for this position.