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Patent Technical Specialist

An Am Law 100 firm is seeking a PhD level scientist to join their sophisticated Intellectual Property & Technology group. This is an entry level position with opportunity for growth within the department and is ideal for candidates interested in becoming patent agents or patent lawyers. The person hired for this position will be part of an expert team and will work collaboratively with others.

This is an excellent chance to be part of a dedicated team and work on patent matters related to biotechnology, including molecular biology, immunology and diagnostics, and pharmaceuticals. This firm offers all the benefits of a growing international law firm, including a competitive salary and benefits package and robust training opportunities.

Candidates are required to submit their law school transcripts. 



  • Assisting with the preparation and prosecution of US and foreign patent applications and related documents
  • Conducting literature searches and other research as necessary to support the practice
  • Providing technical support as needed



  • PhD in either biological or chemical science is required
  • Background in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, and/or organic chemistry is preferred
  • Candidates with postdoctoral and/or industry experience are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Excellent written communication skills and an ability to communicate research in written work product
  • Diligent with a proven attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Values teamwork and works effectively with others
  • Must have excellent academic credentials
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