Graduate Opportunity

Life Sciences, Biotechnology (2020 Intake)

Trainee Patent Attorney

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We are offering training jobs to qualify as a UK and European patent attorney within our prestigious Chemistry and Life Sciences practice groups. The groups support some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical, chemical/consumer companies and research institutions to protect innovation in exciting, cutting edge technologies.

The firm is continually growing as a result of an increasing demand for our services. There are therefore excellent opportunities for a challenging and intellectually stimulating career using your technical background and experience.

We can offer excellent career prospects for high calibre graduates. You need to have a good first degree or PhD in a relevant technical discipline such as Chemistry, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Chemistry or Pharmacology (see below for further guidance). In addition to an enthusiasm for science and technology, you will also require excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Who should participate?

We typically employ up to ten new entrants to the profession each year across our Chemistry, Engineering & Tech and Life Sciences practice groups.

In order to train as a patent attorney, it is a key requirement to have a STEM degree. For this role you must have a degree related to the following:

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Genetics
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biological Sciences.

What you need to have

  • Strong A'Levels, usually 3 at grade A or equivalent
  • Working towards a minimum 2.1 STEM degree
  • An excellent command of both written and spoken English
  • Ability to analyse and conceptualise complex matters
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Sense of commerciality: having an innate interest in the world of business as well as the IP profession
  • A passion and aptitude for problem solving
  • A keen eye for detail.

What we will give you

  • A supportive and sociable team-based working environment
  • Exceptional training for UK and EQE qualifications and beyond
  • A wide variety of work for a broad range of clients
  • Excellent remuneration and benefits package
  • A range of sports, clubs and charity initiatives sponsored by the firm
  • Central London location.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 000064
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Opportunity Overview

  • November 10th, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical
  • Chemistry

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