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Expires soon Roche

European Patent Attorney (IP department) in RNA Molecule Research - chemistry / pharmaceutical sciences

  • Internship
  • Copenhagen, DENMARK
  • IT development

Job description

·  Job facts


The position will be based at Roche Innovation Center Copenhagen (RICC). Based at the DTU campus north of Copenhagen, Denmark, RICC is a leader in the rapidly emerging field of nucleic acid based therapeutics. At RICC we utilize and develop the potential of the emerging technology to meet medical needs for patients.

The RNA Molecule Research (RMR) organization comprises capabilities for the discovery, optimization, and small scale synthesis of nucleic acid based therapeutics.

The appointee will report to the Head of Intellectual Property (IP) for RNA Molecule Research - located in Basel - and will be member of a team of two other European patent attorneys and a patent assistant.

We work in a highly collaborative, open and engaging environment where we continuously strive to push the boundaries for innovation and development.

Job Description

The position will entail:

Handling IP of all aspects of Roche's RNA Molecule Research. In particular, providing IP support for activities out of research, development, technical operation, business and legal units. This includes working with scientists and within projects, devising patent strategies, capturing inventions, drafting and prosecution of patent applications, counseling, agreements, freedom to operate, due diligence and oppositions and conflicts.

Traveling to Basel, Switzerland will be required.

Your Profile

You have an advanced science degree in organic chemistry or pharmaceutical sciences, preferably nucleic acid chemistry and preferably work experience in pharma/biotech industry or law firm.

In addition, you bring the following skills and competencies:

·  It is essential that you are a qualified European patent attorney and that you like working in an extended team of peers.
·  You have an open and flexible mindset, and are able to work both independently and collaboratively.
·  You have proven experience in counseling and prosecuting on complex patent matters and good knowledge of European and international laws, regulations, and processes.
·  Good knowledge of RNA therapeutics and an understanding of drug development is desirable.
·  Ability to navigate within a changing organization, maintaining objectivity, respect for differences of opinion, fairness, and ability to question and challenge.
·  You have experience interacting with various stakeholders in an international setting.
·  Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
·  Written and verbal fluency in English is required

Your application

The application must include:

·  Application (motivated cover letter) addressing where you stand in qualifications mentioned
·  CV

The application link will be open until January 31st 2020, but we will review the applications continuously and close the recruitment process once we have found the right candidate, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible

If you have additional questions, you can contact Vivien Banholzer (, Head of IP – RNA Molecule Research.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

·  Who we are

At Roche, 94,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we've become one of the world's leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.