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Trainee Patent Attorney (Chemistry & Biotechnology) x 3 positions

We are looking for three candidates to join our in-house team and train to become a UK and European patent attorney. The selected candidates will work primarily on vaccines or pharmaceutical technologies, for a wide range of therapeutic and research uses.

Here at GSK, our investment in training, development and learning opportunities will empower you to be the best you can be, and we will make sure you have a stimulating and diverse role that will enable you to develop your expertise.

This a rare opportunity to work at the heart of a science-led, global healthcare company – interacting directly with business leaders and clients.

Job Purpose

At GSK, our goal is to unite science, talent and technology to get ahead of disease together. We have a clear strategy to prevent and treat disease with vaccines, specialty and general medicines by focussing on science of the immune system, human genetics and advanced technologies.

Our Intellectual Property group plays an integral role in realising our goal by protecting our R&D investment and IP assets. The IP group provides proactive support via patent teams to research sites in Europe and US, working collaboratively with scientists and senior managers in a fast-moving culture that is ambitious for patients.

Application Closing Date: Wednesday 18th May 2022

When applying for this role, please use the ‘cover letter’ of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.

Basic qualifications

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • You must have a Chemistry or Life Sciences background (at least a 2:1 degree).
  • We will consider new graduates and part-qualified trainees (i.e. 1-2 years relevant experience in a patent trainee role having passed the UK foundation level examinations or equivalent).
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a desire and commitment to train as a UK and European patent attorney. We are looking for team players with strong interpersonal, negotiating, analytical and problem-solving skills, with good written and spoken English and attention to detail. You must be passionate about science and medical innovation.

Why GSK?

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Health, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we’re making the biggest changes we’ve made to our business in over 20 years. We’re on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022: New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and genetics science; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands. ​

​With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent and technology to get ahead of disease together – all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; and as a new GSK where outstanding people thrive.

​Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culture that is ambitious for patients – so we deliver what matters better and faster; accountable for impact – with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; and where we do the right thing. So, if you’re ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at this exciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together. ​

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers.  As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

  • Job Type: Graduate Jobs
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Chemistry, Biotechnology, Life Sciences
  • Number of Positions: 3
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire (Chemistry) Brentford, London (Biotechnology / Life Sciences)
  • UCAS Points: Unspecified/Not Applicable
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Salary: Competitive + Benefits
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