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Biotechnology specialist - Japan

We seek entry level BIOTECHNOLOGY SPECIALISTS (min. 3 year contract with option to renew) to join our growing patent practice that serves global innovation. Candidates will be working with and learning from the best in biotech, making this an unprecedented opportunity.


We represent leading innovators in Japanese, U.S. and European biotech, chemical, life sciences, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Candidates will review biotechnology and life sciences literature, identify similarities, deal with complexity and ambiguity and synthesize the differences in a concise, logically structured & clearly presented written analysis for in support of client patent, litigation and transactional matters.  


Candidates must love writing and be unintimidated by the challenges of convincing a skeptical audience that a particular conclusion is valid in view of available, limited or ambiguous facts. The position is ideal for those who prefer interpreting data and designing experiments over conducting them themselves. Candidates must be able to educate themselves on our clients’ cutting edge technologies quickly, and be prepared to explain or summarize them in written form. Self-directed candidates must possess excellent attention to detail and the ability to describe technology in a concise and vividly descriptive fashion. Successful candidates will work closely with clients & lawyers in support of international patent prosecution, litigation, licensing and counseling matters.


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Candidates must possess Master’s or PhD degrees in BIOCHEMISTRY, CHEMISTRYor CELLULAR & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY. Must have flawless English skills to clearly express complex scientific concepts. Proficiency in Japanese is NOT required. Training in international patent law & practice will be provided. Employer will facilitate Japanese work visa. Competitive compensation and benefits commensurate with demonstrated merit. Annual home passage allowance. Housing and relocation costs to Osaka are reimbursed. Successful candidates will expect a complex, fast moving & dynamic atmosphere. We are the ideal workplace for the candidate that will blossom in an intense, high-pressure & deadline intensive environment.

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