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Job ID : 1459320 Date Updated : December 7th, 2023

Legal Counsel (General Counsel Office)/リーガルカウンセル(統括弁護士オフィス)

Hiring Company Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
Location Okinawa Prefecture
Job Type Contract
Salary Negotiable, based on experience

Work Style

Casual Clothing Side Business Ok Flex Time

Job Description

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is a model for change in education and research with the best international graduate students, working side by side with world-class faculty in modern well-equipped laboratories. Beautifully situated on the island of Okinawa, OIST relies on a cross-disciplinary approach, with an emphasis on creativity and exchange, to offer unique, individualized graduate training. OIST is a university with no departments, eliminating artificial barriers between people working in different fields, but many nationalities, with students and faculty being attracted from all over the world. Concentrating initially on Neuroscience, Molecular Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Environmental and Ecological Sciences and Physical Sciences, OIST is bringing some of the best brains in the world to Okinawa to transform the way science and education is done in the global academic world.



  • Draft, review and negotiate contracts on collaborative research, sponsored research, IP administration, IP licensing, material transfer, confidentiality, employment, outsourcing, inter-institutions cooperation, student exchange, real estate, etc.
  • Provide legal advice on institutional issues, such as faculty affairs, labor affairs, IP strategies, etc.
  • Provide legal representation, advice and opinions in monitoring and resolving disputes.
  • Report to and Assist the General Counsel.
  • 契約書のドラフト、レビュー、交渉(共同研究、受託研究、知財管理、知財ライセンス、素材移転、守秘、雇用、委託、組織間協定、学生交流、不動産等)
  • 組織レベルの問題に関する法的助言(教員に関する事項、労務、知財戦略等)
  • 紛争に関する法的助言、法的代理
  • 統括弁護士への報告、その他の業務

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 3 years
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Business Level (Amount Used: English Only)
Minimum Japanese Level Business Level
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Required Skills


  • Qualified to practice Japanese Law with 3 years or more of work experience as a lawyer.
  • Domestic and international work experience in the fields of intellectual property and labor affairs.   
  • Business Level or more of English proficiency
  • 日本の弁護士資格保有且つ3年以上の弁護士としての実務経験
  • 知的財産分野及び労務分野に関する国内・渉外の実務経験
  • ビジネスレベル以上の英語力


  • Experience in working as a corporate / university counsel
  • Experience in dealing with patent licensing and administration
  • Qualified to practice laws of U.S. or other jurisdiction
  • 企業内/大学内弁護士としての勤務経験
  • 特許ライセンス、特許管理の経験
  • 米国その他外国における弁護士資格

Job Location

  • Okinawa Prefecture

Work Conditions

Job Type Contract
Salary Negotiable, based on experience
Work Hours フレックス制 (コアタイム10:00-15:00)実働7.5時間×月間労働日数
Holidays 年次有給休暇、夏季休暇、傷病休暇、年末年始休暇、慶弔休暇、産休/育休完備、ボランティア休暇など
Industry Other

Job Category

  • Customer Service, Secretary and Administration > General Assistant
  • Legal, General Affairs and Public Relations > Legal, Compliance
  • Consulting and Certified Professions > Lawyer

Company Details

Company Type Small/Medium Company (300 employees or less)
Non-Japanese Ratio Majority Non-Japanese