Senior Legal Counsel

Job description

“Castor’s goal is to make the world’s medical research data reusable. Our Senior Legal Counsel will lay the legal and privacy groundwork for this, one contract at a time.” Rob Konterman, COO

Who is Castor?

Castor is one of the fastest growing healthtech startups. Our mission is to bring medical research into the digital age. Why? Because medical research is still largely run using free-text, paper and spreadsheets. 

By enabling our users to capture high quality data and making it machine readable, we are fundamentally changing the broken evidence based medicine process. You’ve found yourself a company with a true purpose. Learn more at and on our Life at Castor instagram channel.

What you’ll do

You’ll lead in-house legal support at Castor, the top rated SaaS platform for clinical researchers. Your goal? Ensuring the contracting side of our ‘revenue-engine’ runs smoothly as we launch our eClinical products, including ‘eConsent’, into new markets. You’ll also:

  • Implement tooling, processes, templates, workflows and best practice to enable legal scalability
  • Lead contract negotiations with our customers, partners and suppliers in 90+ countries
  • Provide practical, risk-weighted guidance on a wide range of legal matters
  • Manage, coach and develop our Junior Legal Counsel

What you’ll bring

With an affinity for technology and IT law, you’ll bring a proactive and curious nature, the ability to identify risks, figure things out and constantly seek improvements. Truly motivated by supporting an internationally growing scale-up, you’ll also bring:

  • An L.L.B and, preferably, an L.L.M qualification
  • Experience working with commercial IT/Cloud or SaaS contracting
  • Strong privacy knowledge and understanding of GDPR
  • The ability to translate complex legal topics into practical recommendations
  • Excellent people management and coaching skills

What you’ll learn

It’s a crucial time for Castor. We’re on ‘full power mode’ and scaling-up at an exponential rate. For you, the opportunities are endless:

  • Working in our Ops team, you’ll develop your skills as you lead and scale our legal processes
  • Develop your broader abilities by working in a dynamic, collaborative and fast-paced start-up
  • To support our discovery and journey to make the world’s research data reusable

What you’ll get

For Castor, we believe anything can be achieved with a healthy and happy team. We want to offer you some awesome benefits and the flexibility to truly succeed in your role:

  • A flexible and partly-remote working opportunity
  • A competitive salary and a guaranteed 'happy holidays' bonus
  • Investing in our talent with a strong Employee Stock Option Plan
  • 30 days annual leave (plus national holidays)
  • Interested in ‘lifelong learning’? You’ll love using our development and training budget!
  • We love good food! So, we provide lunch and healthy snacks in the office
  • Flexible approach to working - nobody is tracking your time except you.
  • A new MacBook or Dell laptop, we’re a tech start-up after all ;)
  • Like to feel zen? You’ll love our company subscription to Calm for meditation and yoga
  • Grow together as a team during our annual company retreat


Want to know more? Check out the role profile for some further insights or apply now!