Legal Researcher - Copyright

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Company Name: AbbVie
Category: Legal Research
Position Title: Legal Researcher
Status: Undergraduate Hourly
Hours per week: 10 – 15 during academic year
35 – 40 during summer semester
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Who We Are:
AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott Laboratories. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases. AbbVie employs approximately 25,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries.

The AbbVie Innovation Center is located in the Research Park at the University of Illinois and provides an opportunity for students and AbbVie’s Research and Development IT group to collaborate on projects to help advance our science.

Position Description:
The Part-Time Student Program at the AbbVie Innovation Center, located in the Research Park, is designed to augment AbbVie’s regular staff, and is for students who are able to work in parallel to their school schedule. Major duties include:
• Working on research on legal circumstances in the area of copyright in cooperation with company’s copyright SME
• Search, collect and comprise legislation, laws and known cases about text mining published literature. Find corresponding wording of law and interpretation for international and U.S. legislation. Help to prepare sound guidance feasible for company use

• Must be registered as a full-time student
• Must be able to commute to the work location on a daily basis
• Undergraduate and Graduate students
• Cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0, or equivalent
• Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis without requiring sponsorship
• 10 - 15 hours/week during the academic year
• 35 - 40 hours/week during the summer semester
• Creative problem solver with ability to understand larger picture but who will focus on details
• Passion for legal matters
• Ability to design and deliver clear research outcome

Preferred Skills:
• Willingness to dig into legal research
• Experience in Open Access and Creative Commons legal norms, or, willingness to learn about it
• Familiarity with internet based collection of facts and figure; knowledge about databases advantegeous

Note: The position will be hired through a third-party hiring agency and will begin as soon as possible over the summer 2018 with an option to continue through the 2018-2019 academic year.

To apply: Submit your resume to Masha Trenhaile at
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