Patent Attorney role in Brussels (Wavre), Belgium


With patient focus, integrity, respect for people and transparency underpinning our activities, we research and develop a broad range of innovative vaccines.  In doing so, our mission is to help millions of people across the world to do more, feel better and live longer.

Our Global Patents department plays an integral role in realising our mission by protecting our R&D investment and IP assets. The group provides proactive support to research sites in Europe, the US and Italy, 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, securing exclusivity for our R&D investments, evaluating and mitigating risks to our IP through opposition and litigation, performing due diligence on proposed business transactions, educating clients, 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 are currently recruiting for the following positions:


Patent Attorney role in Brussels (Wavre), Belgium (Job Ref. WD169827)

You’ll be a recently qualified European patent 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 headquarter 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

This is a wonderful chance to join one of the most innovative pharmaceutical company and the leader of vaccines.

Start date: immediate

Salary: competitive + company car + annual bonus + pension plan + relocation allowance

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