Head of Legal

Who is Castor?

“The clinical research industry is ‘contract-heavy’ due to the privacy-sensitive medical data involved. Castor is scaling and so is our global 3-person Legal team. We are looking for a Head of Legal to help us optimize commercial contracting speed while balancing company risk. You will own all things Legal and advise leadership on company strategic legal matters. 

Rob Konterman, COO

Castor is a leading cloud-based clinical data platform working with some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, biopharmas, and renowned academic institutes.

We simplify the clinical trial process, from recruitment to analysis, with user-friendly, patient-centric technology. Our mission is to bring medical research into the digital age. Why? Because medical research is still largely run using free-text, paper, and legacy technology.

Our self-service platform enables our users to run remote (decentralized), device enabled, patient-centric trials. By helping our users capture high-quality data and making it machine-readable, we are fundamentally changing the flawed evidence-based medicine process.

How is Castor supporting the Coronavirus crisis?

Castor has joined the global fight against the Coronavirus by making our research data capture system available for free for all COVID-19 research projects. Castor is supporting more than 200 COVID-19 studies across the world, including the World Health Organization’s SOLIDARITY trial.

The Role

What you’ll do

As Head of Legal, you will be responsible for ensuring that the company’s operations are conducted in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. You will maintain compliant and fast contracting processes to allow the business to run smoothly. As well as advising the business on any legal developments and risks that may arise as we continue to grow, you will:

  • Manage our international legal team as well as organizing workload and budget control;

  • Advise management on strategic legal matters and execute strategic projects;

  • Own corporate housekeeping, IP management and global company legal structure;

  • Take ownership of any legislative developments in the 90+ countries where Castor does business;

  • Investigate legal and privacy opportunities and challenges with regard to Castor’s mission to make medical research data reusable.

Please note that this position is not responsible for ISO27001/ISO9001/Regulatory compliance. This sits within the Compliance team.

What you’ll bring

You will be an experienced and highly organized strategic business partner for managers, employees, clients as well as our international customers. You will be able to demonstrate your knowledge and experience with corporate law and commercial law, preferably in a sales environment:

  • Experience in a fast-paced environment with a hands-on attitude, in order to process information quickly and work on strategic and complex projects;

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work to strict deadlines with time-sensitive information;

  • Familiar with working with different systems and technologies for example contract lifecycle management systems.

Please note this role will report into the CFO

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:

  • What true scale means! Castor’s revenue teams are growing fast and require top-notch Legal support;

  • The intricacies of navigating data privacy law around data reuse;

  • How to develop and lead passionate and ambitious professionals to achieve Castor’s goals.

What you'll get

At Castor we truly live and breathe our core values, believing we can achieve anything with a healthy and happy team.' With this in mind, we offer the following benefits:

  • A flexible and remote working opportunity
  • A competitive salary and a guaranteed 'happy holidays' bonus
  • Investing in our talent with a strong Employee Stock Option Plan
  • Up to 30 days annual leave (plus national holiday days) depending on location
  • Interested in ‘lifelong learning’? You’ll love using our development and training budget
  • Flexible approach to working - nobody is tracking your time
  • A 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.

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

Castor continues to grow as an Equal Opportunities Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of colour, and people from the LGBTQ(+) community. In your application, please feel free to share the pronouns you use (for example, she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc.).

Our Interview Process


Fill out a short application on our careers website.

Telephone Call
Telephone Call

If your application is successful, we’ll invite you to an intitial call with a member of our talent team.

Manager interview
Manager interview

Great news! You’re invited to meet the hiring team.

Interview Day
Interview Day

Now we’ve got even better acquanted, we’d like to invite you to a final stage interview day.


Congratulations! We’re making you a formal offer to join as our next Castorian!

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