HGF Offene Stelle

Trainee Patent Attorney – Bioinformatics/Computational Biology/Mathematics & AI


Stelle ref: Trainee/Glasgow

Stellentyp: UK Anwalt
Bereiche: Technik

Location: Glasgow (York, Manchester & London also considered)

The Position

We are looking for a candidate with hands-on scientific experience (either at PhD/post-doc level or as a research scientist in industry) of bioinformatics, computational biology and machine learning/AI.

We have an increasing amount of work in this exciting area. We work in areas such as early cancer diagnosis and precision medicine using AI; and bioinformatics analysis of next generation sequencing and microbiome analyses.

Our specialist group includes crossover biotech and electronics attorneys. We have biotech attorneys with PhDs in AI and computational biology; and electronics attorneys who have worked in building AI models before becoming patent attorneys. The group is an exciting, multidisciplinary team to work in.

We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with experience in any of the following areas:

  • Bioinformatics to improve the processing of sequencing data
  • Bioinformatics to classify microbiome samples
  • Bioinformatics to design drugs
  • Artificial intelligence in healthcare.
Main Responsibilities
  • Drafting of patent documents
  • Dealing with client queries
  • Construct technical arguments with a view to prosecuting patents
  • Supporting Attorneys in ensuring that legal deadlines are met
  • Liaising with clients
  • Progressing through UK and European Patent Attorney Qualification exams alongside work
  • Providing support to Attorneys as needed across the HGF Life Sciences team.
About You

You will have a first maths or computational biology degree with a PhD or other post-graduate experience in bioinformatics or AI. Alternatively, you will have a first degree in a biology (any discipline, e.g. immunology, biochemistry, genetics) followed by a PhD or other post-graduate experience in AI or bioinformatics. Beyond this, the key skills needed for the role are:

  • Strong written communication skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • A team player who is comfortable working on independent tasks
  • Ability to digest and act upon constructive feedback
  • Attitude and aptitude to want to develop your skillset
  • Personable individual with a client focused mentality.
About HGF

HGF Limited is one of Europe’s largest intellectual property specialist firms and one of only a few to offer a fully integrated IP solution, bringing over 190 Patent Attorneys, Trade Mark Attorneys and IP Solicitors together to provide a full-service IP solution.

With 25 offices across the UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, France, Switzerland & Austria, HGF’s Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys provide specialist technical and legal advice to blue chip organisations and small to medium businesses across the world. Many of our clients are household names and the work HGF does allows them to protect and exploit their inventions, new products and branding.

Why move to HGF?
  • HGF takes a transparent and merit-based approach to your career development and you will have the opportunity to shape your long-term progression.
  • We’re a firm with a focus on DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion), with a staff led DEI Focus Group and an DEI Board sponsor
  • As a business we have a dedicated Learning and Development team and a digital learning platform for all staff to use
  • A competitive salary and benefits package along with a flexible working policy.
To Apply:

HGF is committed to promoting an equal, diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all candidates with relevant skills for the role. As part of this recruitment process we are utilising a “blind” CV process at the initial stage of application filtering.

If the above sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter which outlines in no more than 500 words why you would like to pursue a career as a Patent Attorney and an invention or patent related news story you found interesting & why to: [email protected]

HGF Values
  • People – People matter. We treat people fairly, with respect and compassion. We foster a friendly, inclusive and enjoyable culture for everyone to prosper in. We invest in our people and offer appropriate coaching and training to assist with development and learning. We promote a healthy work-life balance. Progression is based on merit.
  • Excellence – We strive to be the best. We pursue excellence in all our individual roles resulting in outstanding legal and technical advice for our clients. Our people are pragmatic, responsive and commercially minded. We do not presume but listen to understand so we can engage proactively and appropriately.
  • Teamwork – We stand together. We work with our clients to protect their interests, and with each other as a mutually supporting firm. We value, appreciate and listen to others, regardless of role, recognising each individual’s particular blend of talent, skill and experience. We are individually and jointly accountable and take responsibility for our actions and decisions.
  • Progressive – We innovate. We continually improve our services and processes through understanding, creativity, and investment. We evolve by taking opportunities and adopting new business procedures, unencumbered by historical structures or out-of-date attitudes. As a firm, we have an entrepreneurial spirit, and encourage new thinking in our people.

Sie möchten Ihre Berufserfahrung in einer expandierenden Kanzlei einbringen? Dann freuen wir uns auf Ihre Bewerbung. Bitte senden Sie Ihren Lebenslauf an: [email protected]

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