• Job Type: Part Qualified 4-5 Years, Newly Qualified, Associate
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Biotechnology, Chemistry, Life Sciences
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: Competitive + Benefits (company car, annual bonus, pension plan & relocation allowance)
  • Application Details: Click below to apply
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Would you welcome the opportunity to work at the heart of a science-led, global healthcare company – interacting directly with business leaders and clients, and influencing the overall IP strategy? Welcome to GSK.

• Patent Attorney (recently qualified) role in GSK Vaccines – Brussels, Belgium

With patient focus, integrity, respect for people and transparency underpinning our activities, we research and develop a broad range of innovative products in the primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. By bringing to market novel medicines, our mission is to help millions of people across the world to do more, feel better and live longer.

Our Global Patents (GP) department plays an integral role in realising our mission by protecting our R&D investment and IP assets. The GP group provides proactive support via patent teams to research sites in Europe, US and China, working collaboratively with scientists and senior managers in a change-orientated, entrepreneurial and fast-moving culture. This means you’ll be involved in everything from filing and prosecuting patent applications to secure exclusivity for our R&D investments, to evaluating and mitigating risks to our IP through opposition and litigation, for performing due diligence on proposed business transactions, educating client businesses on sound legal practices, negotiating legal agreements with internal and external parties, and proactively helping to confront legal risks facing GSK. 

Our investment in training, development and learning opportunities will empower you to be the best you can be, and we’ll make sure you have a stimulating and wide-ranging role that will enable you to develop your expertise as you create value for us.

We want people who share our values and believe in our mission. You’ll be a recently qualified European attorney (ideally with a national qualification) with experience in biotechnology, vaccines or a related field. You must be fluent in English (written and spoken) and fluency in French would be an asset but is not required. For the role, as well as having a degree in life sciences or chemistry, you’ll be a team player with strong interpersonal, negotiating, analytical and problem-solving skills.

The successful candidate will have the chance to work on all aspects of the company’s IP and in close collaboration with R&D. This role is based in the headquarters of GSK vaccines and comes with the high responsibilities and several opportunities to become involved in the more strategic and commercially valuable side of R&D and the vaccines business involving in particular:

  • Drafting and prosecution
  • Invention harvesting
  • Freedom to operate analysis
  • Educating the company’s scientists on IP management matters
  • Due diligence work
  • Substantial amount of oppositions
  • R&D transactions & contracts

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