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31 Oct 2018

Your Responsibilities:

Would you welcome the opportunity to work at the heart of a science-led, global healthcare company – interacting directly with business leaders and clients, and influencing the overall IP strategy? Welcome to GSK.

• Patent Attorney (recently qualified) role in GSK Vaccines – Belgium

With patient focus, integrity, respect for people and transparency underpinning our activities, we research and develop a broad range of innovative products in the primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. By bringing to market novel medicines, our mission is to help millions of people across the world to do more, feel better and live longer.

Our Global Patents (GP) department plays an integral role in realising our mission by protecting our R&D investment and IP assets. The GP group provides proactive support via patent teams to research sites in Europe, US and China, working collaboratively with scientists and senior managers in a change-orientated, entrepreneurial and fast-moving culture. 

If you can help protect our interests as part of GP, we’ll look after yours. Our investment in training, development and learning opportunities will empower you to be the best you can be, and we’ll make sure you have a stimulating and wide-ranging role that will enable you develop your expertise as you create value for us.

This means you’ll be involved in everything from filing and prosecuting patent applications to secure exclusivity for our R&D investments, to evaluating and mitigating risks to our IP through opposition and litigation, for performing due diligence on proposed business transactions, educating client businesses on sound legal practices, negotiating legal agreements with internal and external parties, and proactively helping to confront legal risks facing GSK. 

Why You?

Basic qualifications: 
We want people who share our values and believe in our mission. You’ll be a recently qualified European attorney, and ideally you will also have a national qualification with experience ideally in pharmaceuticals, vaccines or a related field. The candidate will be fluent in English and preferably also in French.
For the role, as well as having a degree in chemistry or life sciences you’ll be a team player with strong interpersonal, negotiating, analytical and problem-solving skills.


Our Offer: 

At GSK we provide a supportive working environment, and a range of development challenges and opportunities. We also offer competitive benefits and compensation packages designed to attract and to retain the very best.  GSK is proud to promote an open culture, encouraging people to be themselves and giving their ideas a chance to flourish.  GSK is an equal opportunity employer.

The Department: 

The Legal department’s mission is to provide the company with a legal framework in which to operate. It also plays an active role in the definition and implementation of rules of conduct and procedures applicable to each and every GSK Vaccines staff member.

Our Company:

GSK – one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

At GSK we value diversity and treat all candidates equally. We aim to create an inclusive workplace where all employees feel engaged, supportive of one another, and know their work makes an important contribution.

If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application/selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements you will have the opportunity to let us know what specific assistance you require. This will help us to make suitable arrangements to support you throughout our selection process.

GSK Vaccines is one of the world’s leading vaccine companies, with a comprehensive portfolio of 39 vaccines for infants, adolescents and adults and 15 more in development. We have more than 16,000 people working worldwide to deliver nearly 2 (1.9) million vaccines every day to people in around 90% (172) of the world’s countries.

Contact information: 
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  • Job Type: Experienced Job
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Biotechnology, Chemistry
  • Experience Level: Part Qualified 4-5 Years, Newly Qualified, Associate
  • Location: Wavre, Belgium
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: Competitive + Benefits
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Date Posted: 12 Sep 2018
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