Our industry-leading Life Sciences (Biotechnology) practice group is offering successful candidates the opportunity to qualify as a UK and European patent attorney. With increasing demands from our major international clients including Novartis, Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, Regeneron, CSL, Shire/Takeda and Biogen, there is never a shortage of challenging, high-value work.
Applications to our 2021 trainee vacancy have now closed, with all roles having been successfully filled. However, in exceptional circumstances, we will accept additional speculative applications for a September 2021 start date. We encourage early applications, with interviews being conducted on a rolling basis. The vacancy may be closed prior to our closing date if offers are successfully made.
Please note that if you have previously submitted an application for our 2021 intake, your application will unfortunately not be reconsidered.
This is a fantastic opportunity to begin a challenging and intellectually stimulating career using your scientific background and experience.
With a top-rated training programme we offer exceptional training and support for obtaining UK and EQE qualifications and beyond. Our ethos of collaboration informs everything we do, both in work and outside of it. The wide range of sports, clubs and charity initiatives sponsored by the firm are just one of the ways in which we encourage team-work and a healthy work/life balance.
We’re looking for high calibre graduates who possess a strong first degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) or PhD in a relevant technical discipline such as biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, genetics or biomedical sciences. To train as a patent attorney, you must have a STEM degree in a relevant technical discipline. Further information on degree requirements for each group can be found on our careers website. Your degree will be complemented by strong A Levels (typically 3 at grade A or equivalent).
In addition to your technical skills, you demonstrate a natural curiosity and inquisitiveness, with a flair for writing and a meticulous eye for detail. Having an excellent command of both written and spoken English, you enjoy analysing and conceptualising complex matters, with a passion and aptitude for problem solving.
Our recruitment process is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your interest in a career within IP. If successful following the completion of our brief online application form and submission of your CV, you will be asked to complete a short pre-recorded video interview. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to attend a two-stage interview process, where you will meet a number of representatives from the firm.
In accordance with our equal opportunities policy, we will provide equal opportunities to any employee or job applicant, and will not discriminate either directly or indirectly because of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, or pregnancy and maternity.Visit Website for More Information and to Apply