uniQure is a fast-growing and leading gene therapy company with its headquarters in Amsterdam and production facilities in Lexington, Massachusetts. The company is driven by the goal of delivering on the promise of gene therapy, an approach that offers one-time treatments with potentially curative results for patients with severe genetic diseases such as hemophilia, Huntington’s disease, and cardiovascular disease. uniQure is a pioneer in the field, and its production facility is one of the largest, most versatile gene therapy manufacturing facilities in the world. The company is listed on the U.S. stock exchange Nasdaq. With offices in both the Netherlands and the U.S., uniQure has a distinctly international culture. To further strengthen the international legal team, we are looking for a
Legal Counsel
broad role with a focus on commercial contracting; at a leading life sciences company
You are based at the Amsterdam headquarters where you report directly to the Senior Legal Counsel. You draft and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements, including clinical trial, research, development, material transfer, licensing, collaboration and sponsored research agreements. Further, you pro-actively provide legal advice on a broad range of legal matters such as corporate law and employment law. You work in a pragmatic way and you create legal awareness within the business. On a daily basis you work closely together with your international colleagues toward a common mission; transforming the lives of patients with severe genetic diseases.


  • Dutch qualified legal professional
  • approximately 4-8 years of work experience at a law firm and/or as in-house legal counsel
  • experience in commercial contract law, knowledge of GDPR, corporate governance, company law or employment law is a plus
  • team player with a business-oriented and pragmatic approach
  • experience in or a strong affinity with the life sciences or pharmaceutical industry is a strong plus
  • fluent in the English language, both orally and in writing


  • working at a fast-growing and international company in the life sciences industry
  • part of a small yet high quality legal team in Amsterdam
  • challenging legal position close to the business
  • dynamic, high functioning yet informal work culture
  • attractive remuneration package, possibility to work parttime (32 hours)
  • working for a company with a purpose

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