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Act Venture Capital Ltd

In-House Paralegal



Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2023

About the Company

Through the work that we do, the team at Deciphex helps pharma to accelerate the process of essential drug development and helps cancer patients get timely and accurate diagnosis.

Founded in Dublin in 2017, Deciphex has scaled rapidly to a team of over 100 people and counting who are providing software solutions to address the pathology gap in research pathology and clinical areas. We have offices in Dublin, Exeter and Chicago and are expanding our team throughout the world.

We are software developers, clinical specialists, artificial intelligence engineers, operations professionals and so much more, all working as one team to support our customers and patients. We are looking for highly motivated & individuals who are excited to take on challenges and value making a difference in their day-to-day work to join our team!

Read more about Deciphex here and more about our incredible team on our Careers Page here

About this Role (Responsibilities)

We are seeking a skilled and motivated Paralegal to join our in-house legal team at a leading digital pathology company based in the UK/Ireland. The candidate can be based in the UK or Ireland.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic and innovative industry while contributing to the success of our organization and the key responsibilities are outlined below.

  • Assist the legal team in various legal matters, including contract drafting, reviewing, and negotiation.
  • Oversee the company's contract management process, including tracking, organising, and maintaining contracts and related documentation.
  • Assist with legal compliance efforts, including conducting legal research and analysis, monitoring regulatory changes, and ensuring adherence to applicable laws and regulations.
  • Collaborate with the legal team to manage intellectual property matters, including trademark and copyright registration, monitoring and enforcing intellectual property rights.
  • Conduct legal research on a range of topics, analysing statutes, regulations, case law, and legal precedents to provide relevant and up-to-date information to the legal team.
  • Prepare and draft legal documents, including NDAs, pilot agreements and service agreements and other legal documents as required.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including different departments, to provide legal advice and guidance on various matters while ensuring compliance with legal requirements.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of legal research, templates, and other relevant legal resources for easy access and reference by the legal team.
  • Assist in general administrative tasks such as managing calendars, scheduling meetings, organising legal files, and providing administrative support to the legal team as needed.

About You (Skills and Experience):

  • Bachelor’s degree in law, Legal Studies, or a related field.
  • Prior experience working as a paralegal or in a similar legal support role, preferably in-house at a technology or healthcare-related company.
  • Experience in contracts, compliance, and intellectual property is advantageous but not essential.
  • Solid understanding of contract law, corporate governance, intellectual property, and legal research methodologies. Familiarity with healthcare, technology, or life sciences sectors is preferable but not essential.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey legal concepts and information to both legal and non-legal stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with the capacity to research and analyse legal issues independently.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, ensuring accuracy and completeness in contract reviews, legal documents, and other deliverables.
  • Exceptional organisational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in using legal research databases, document management systems, and Microsoft Office suite. Familiarity with contract management software is preferable but not essential.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, while also being able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • High ethical standards, maintaining confidentiality, and demonstrating professionalism in all interactions.


  • Experience working within pathology, laboratory, oncology, academic medical centres and/or clinical services.
  • Experience with Digital Pathology.
  • Familiarity with healthcare or pathology services specifically in the UK/Republic of Ireland.
  • Familiarity with clinical guidelines and regulations.

Work Environment

  • This position is a Remote / Field-based position; the work environment shall be considered as the user’s home working location.
  • This position will require remote collaboration with associates on GMT, Central European Time, plus US Time Zones (PST through EST).
  • On occasion, candidate may be requested to work overtime and weekends for special program events.

What are the benefits of working with Deciphex?

  • A true sense of meaning in your work by contributing to better patient outcomes.
  • The opportunity to work alongside a world-class high performing team in a hyper-growth startup environment with.
  • A chance to work on exciting and challenging unique projects.
  • Regular performance feedback and significant career growth opportunities.
  • A flexible/ hybrid working model - most of our team work remotely and attend the office from time to time as required giving employees the autonomy to manage their own work life balance.
  • Competitive salary with performance based annual increments.
  • Competitive annual leave with an additional paid Christmas holiday.
  • A highly collaborative and supportive multi-cultural team.

Deciphex is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to the principle of equality. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, religious beliefs, political views, gender identity, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, family or marital status (including pregnancy), disability, membership of the travelling community or any other classification protected by applicable law.