Patent Law Clerk - Life Sciences - for global law firm in Washington, DC.
This position works closely with and received patent law training by a supervising lawyer.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Preparing and filing new patent applications and other patent prosecution documents.
Conducting client technology and patent portfolio assessments.
Supporting business development.
Managing large domestic and foreign dockets.
Ph.D. and significant graduate level experience.
Broad training in the biological sciences are sought, with expertise in plant biology, biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, microbiology, entomology, immunology or chemical engineering highly preferred.
Research experience or training in RNA silencing, genome editing, nucleic acids chemistry, microbiomes, quantitative genetics, process and reactor design, separation technologies, thermodynamics and kinetics is desirable.
Excellent academic credentials and references.
Law school or prior legal training or enrollment in law school is not required.
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Strong problem solving skills.
Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively working in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting strong attention to detail.
Excellent organization and communications skills, both oral and written.
Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include tuition reimbursement program when applicable. **Please include a cover letter, resume, school transcripts (please include each school), and writing sample.