Kaiko is a rapidly growing international start-up with a clear vision: to redefine how hospitals harness their data to revolutionize patient care, clinical research and operational effectiveness. Kaiko sees the potential for data to improve healthcare and aspires to be at the forefront of the AI revolution. Kaiko’s core offering, a data and AI platform, centralizes a hospital’s data from siloed systems, provides access at scale and enables cloud computing, storage and AI technology. Secure sharing, better data governance and privacy is fundamental to the offering. In Kaiko’s vision this platform will accommodate a large variety of use-cases across the health ecosystem, including AI development and integration in the hospital.
Founded in 2021 and majority owned by the Hartwig Foundation, Kaiko has since established a partnership with one of the leading cancer institutes in the Netherlands (NKI-AVL) and is expanding to other hospitals across the globe. With offices in both Amsterdam and Zürich, Kaiko unites data scientists, software engineers, medical experts and strategists from across the globe.
About the role
We are seeking a highly skilled Legal Counsel to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will play a crucial role in navigating the complex legal landscape surrounding AI technologies in the healthcare sector. As Kaiko’s Legal Counsel, you will be responsible for overseeing a wide range of legal matters, with a primary focus on Medical Device and In-Vitro Diagnostics Regulations, GDPR, Intellectual Property and interested in the evolving AI and Digital Healthcare Space legal frameworks. Additionally you will support the business with contract negotiations and labor topics. This pivotal role demands an individual who can navigate complex legal landscape with agility and provide strategic legal insights to support our ambitious product development goals.
You will work closely with QA & RA, Strategy, our CEO, COO, HR, Finance and the product teams across a wide range of topics, such as:
- Legal advisory on compliance and regulatory matters concerning Medical Device and In-Vitro Diagnostics Regulation, GDPR, Intellectual Property, and AIA;
- Ability to interpret and integrate the latest advancements in AI Act and other relevant legal frameworks into our operational and strategic planning;
- Foster cross-functional collaboration with IT and ML engineering teams to ensure legal aspects are effectively integrated into business processes;
- Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of contracts, including but not limited to vendor agreements, licensing contracts and partnership agreements;
- Support with any legal matters relating to employment, including contract issues, workplace policies, and dispute resolution. Additionally, partake in company projects that require legal expertise and liaise with external advisors.
What are we looking for?
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience in a relevant field is mandatory. Master's degree in Law (with a specialization in one of the following fields: Healthcare, Technology, or AI-related legal studies) is highly desirable;
- 5+ years of legal experience with a focus on healthcare, AI and technology law. This expertise should relate to experience in a technology company, government, NGO, or similar organization, where the focus was on managing legal and policy issues related to health data and AI;
- Strong written- and verbal communication skills (in English and Dutch) and an analytical mindset;
- Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams (e.g. product, engineering), understanding technical issues and provide practical legal advice.
Further to the above, the ideal candidate exhibits the following competencies:
- Exceptional analytical acumen and adaptability to swiftly evolving legal landscapes;
- Demonstrated capacity to assimilate complex legal information and provide business-aligned legal advice;
- Proactive approach with a solution-oriented mindset;
- Outstanding communication skills, capable of engaging effectively with external partners and stakeholders.
This Legal Counsel position is for 32-40 hours per week (0.8-1 FTE). It is important for the applicant to be a resident in The Netherlands and have a valid work permit. Given the nature of Kaiko’s business and the fact that it deals with sensitive data, a Certificate of Conduct will be required upon entering into an employment contract.
What can you expect?
At Kaiko we have an open, creative and non-hierarchical work atmosphere which offers continuous learning and direct impact in return for accountability and team spirit.
We offer flexibility - for instance, through remote working – alongside an expectation for managing and delivering your own goals; our team’s ownership, passion and shared commitment to improving health outcomes through data is something that sets us apart.
At the intersection of healthcare and data we recognize the implications on wellbeing and trust and approach our work with the utmost sensitivity. Data privacy, compliance and security are core to everything we do. Our open, creative environment gives talented people room to explore new ideas and we reward this with an attractive package and opportunities for further personal development.
If you are passionate about the intersection of law, healthcare and artificial intelligence and keen to work in a start-up environment, then send us your application online and we will contact you as soon as possible. At Kaiko we welcome everyone with equal enthusiasm. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or visit Kaiko online at www.kaiko.ai