Patent Attorney Traineeships (Biotechnology & Chemical Engineering)

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Spruson & Ferguson is one of the leading intellectual property (IP) service firms operating in the Asia-Pacific region. We have more than 130 years of experience providing a variety of services in the protection, commercialisation, enforcement and management of IP from our offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Singapore and Sydney. Our multidisciplinary team of more than 400 people, includes some of the most highly regarded IP professionals in the Asia-Pacific region. The team services a diverse client base of Fortune Global 500 companies, SMEs, public sector research organisations, foreign associates and local clients.

Spruson & Ferguson is a subsidiary of IPH Limited, the first IP services group to list on the ASX.

About the role

Due to the growing demand for technology protection in Singapore and regionally, we are currently looking for Chemists, Chemical Engineers or Biotechnologists to train as Patent Attorneys. While candidates across all chemistry or biotechnology related fields will be considered, candidates in the chemical fieldfrom organic chemistry (such as from polymer chemistry or medicinal chemistry) or material science backgrounds will have an advantage. In the field of Biotechnology, candidates with a background in molecular genetics or immunology, and additional knowledge in bioinformatics will have an advantage.

Candidates will be considered for a Patent Scientist position and will have a PhD or Masters in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a biological related science and any related work experience will be viewed favorably.  More importantly, candidates must exhibit strong English Language communication skills (both written and oral) and the capacity for understanding diverse technologies. Preference will be given to candidates with 2–3 years industry or post graduate research experience.

The role will involve all aspects of patent work including the drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications in Singapore and abroad.

Successful candidates will receive training and development towards achieving the coveted professional status of a Singapore Registered Patent Attorney with very attractive remuneration at qualification level.  Accordingly, candidates must be ready to make a long-term commitment (typically at least 4-5 years) to study outside of typical office hours to pass the necessary examinations to qualify as a Patent Attorney.

An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates.

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