We have a vacancy for a trainee patent attorney to join our Life Sciences group at our London office.
The work of the group covers technologies right across the Life Sciences spectrum, including gene technology, recombinant protein production, diagnostics, immunology, transgenic organisms, stem cell therapy, nuclear transfer (“cloning”), foodstuffs, drug delivery and pharmaceutical chemistry and bioinformatics. Our clients include domestic and overseas biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, as well as academic institutions and technology transfer companies.
The successful candidate will receive comprehensive on the job training to qualify by exam as a Chartered and European patent attorney.
Suitable candidates will have, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second class honours degree in the Life Sciences. We welcome applications from holders of the Queen Mary Diploma in Intellectual Property. You should have a strong, confident personality, with good attention to detail, and the ability to reason logically, both verbally and in writing. A knowledge of French and/or German is desirable but not essential.
You should ideally be able to start your employment no later than January 2013.