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Trainee Patent Attorney - Bioinformatics

Reference
VAC-26929
Contract Type
Graduate Opportunities
Sector
Legal
Location
London
Salary
Competitive salary plus benefits.
Expiry Date
12/03/2021
This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate with at least an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in bioinformatics or applied mathematics/statistics to join our growing Life Sciences team.

Job Description

When an entrepreneur named James Poole founded the firm that is now Carpmaels & Ransford back in 1776, he established a legacy that has shaped the world of intellectual property for over 200 years.

Today, from its offices in London and Munich, Carpmaels & Ransford is a formidable presence in European intellectual property, acting on behalf of some of the world’s most innovative and successful companies. Never complacent, we are continually expanding our knowledge and experience by recruiting the brightest graduates and sharing our knowledge within the firm and throughout the profession.

We have the largest specialist life sciences group on one site in Europe. We protect some of the most commercially valuable pharma products in the world, and many of our biotech cases form the basis of EPO case law. We are also engaged by some of the world’s pre-eminent technology companies.

Our clients are diverse, from large corporates through to start-ups. With long standing client relationships in the US, Asia and across Europe, we are deeply involved in managing some of the world’s leading brands and IP portfolios.

Our collaborative ethos informs everything we do, both in work and outside of it. The wide range of sports, clubs and charity initiatives sponsored by the firm are just one of the ways in which we encourage teamwork and a healthy work/life balance.

The opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate with at least an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in bioinformatics or applied mathematics/statistics to join our growing Life Sciences team. As our biotechnology clients continue to expand into the digital technology space we are looking for people with passion and enthusiasm in this area, to enhance our offering to clients.

We act for a wide range of clients from market leaders to small start-ups, and across the full range of bioinformatics such as directed evolution, personalised medicine, genomics and connected health, so you will always have a variety of stimulating and challenging work to get stuck into.

The candidate

We are looking for exceptional individuals. Suitable candidates will ideally have:

•An excellent academic background including at least an undergraduate degree and ideally also a postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in bioinformatics or applied mathematics/statistics (or similar)

•An ability to analyse and to explain to molecular biologists the mathematics (and particularly the statistics and probability concepts) underlying bioinformatics pipelines

•An understanding of the molecular biology relevant to bioinformatics pipelines, especially in the fields of nucleic acid sequencing and genomics

•An excellent command of both written and spoken English

•Ability to analyse, conceptualise and explain complex issues

•Excellent interpersonal skills

•Excellent time management skills

•Sense of commerciality: an innate interest in the world of business as well as the IP profession

•A passion and aptitude for problem solving

•A keen eye for detail

What we can offer

Successful candidates will benefit from:

•A supportive and sociable team-based working environment

•Exceptional training for UK and EQE qualifications and beyond

•A variety of stimulating and challenging work in cutting edge technologies

•An excellent remuneration and benefits package

•Access to a range of sports, clubs and charity initiatives sponsored by the firm