25 Feb 2024

Trainee Patent Attorney – Biotechnology

Location: Stevenage (Hertfordshire) OR GSK House (Brentford/Tottenham Court Road)

‘We’re moving towards a more sustainable future with our new headquarters. With better public transport links and proximity to world-class science and technology institutions, we’re excited for our move to the vicinity of Earnshaw Street, London WC1A (“the New HQ”) by end H1 2024.’

Job Purpose

We are looking for a candidate to join our in-house Intellectual Property (IP) team and train to become a UK and European Patent Attorney. The successful candidate will work primarily on biopharmaceutical technologies across our core therapeutic areas.

Here at GSK, our investment in training and development 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 is a rare opportunity to work at the heart of a science-led, global biopharma company.

Our IP team plays an integral role in realising our goal by protecting our R&D investment and IP assets. The IP team provides proactive support to research sites in Europe and the US, working collaboratively with scientists and other professionals in a fast-moving culture that is ambitious for patients.

Why You?

Basic requirements

  • You must have at least a 2:1 degree or PhD in a relevant technical discipline (e.g., molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry and immunology).
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a desire and commitment to train as a UK and EP patent attorney.
  • We are looking for a team player 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.
  • We welcome applications from recent graduates as well as those completing studies or currently working in industry. We would also be interested to hear from part-qualified trainees (i.e., 1-2 years relevant experience in a patent trainee role).

Why GSK?

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organisation where people can thrive.

Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years. Our R&D focus is to deliver a new generation of vaccines and medicines using the science of the immune system, human genetics and advanced technologies to get ahead of infectious diseases, HIV, cancer and other immune-mediated and respiratory diseases. We do all this with a commitment to operate responsibly for all our stakeholders by prioritising Innovation, Performance and Trust.

Our bold ambitions for patients are reflected in new commitments to growth and a significant step-change in delivery over the next five years. This means more GSK vaccines and medicines, including innovative new products, will reach more people who need them than ever before.

We have long believed that building trust is key to stronger performance, helping to create value for shareholders, impact for patients and society and a reason outstanding people choose to work for and with us. That’s why being a responsible business is an integral part of our strategy. Taking action on environmental, social and governance issues is a key driver in our strategy.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a place where people feel inspired, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves – feeling welcome, valued and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing. So, if you share our ambition, join us at this exciting moment in our journey to get Ahead Together.

Closing Date for Applications: 25/02 COB

Please take a copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available post closure of the advert.

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, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.

During the course of your application you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process.  If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application / selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements, please contact 0808 234 4391. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.

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  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Biotechnology, Life Sciences
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: Stevenage (Hertfordshire) OR GSK House (Brentford/Tottenham Court Road)
  • Salary: Competitive + Benefits
  • Start Date: Immediate
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