Trainee Patent Attorney - Life Sciences

Trainee Patent Attorney

Training Programme

Life Sciences - Biotech


Do you want to take your science knowledge out of the lab and into the real world? Where you can play a crucial role in the protection and commercialisation of different cutting edge new technologies every day, while working alongside some of the leading scientists in their fields?

Kilburn & Strode is a leading firm of European patent and trade mark attorneys helping the most creative companies protect the most innovative ideas, in the most competitive markets. We have a culture built on diversity and are looking for people who share and demonstrate our values: Think creatively, Build relationships, Take responsibility, Respect others, and Excel.

We are recruiting for a place on our training programme – where we will support, mentor and develop you into a world class patent attorney working on some of the most exciting new products and ideas from across the globe.

We are looking for candidates with a strong academic record and a graduate or postgraduate degree in biological sciences related degree, for example, biology, biological sciences, molecular biology, biotechnology, microbiology, microbiome or immunology.

Applicants must have at least biology and chemistry A-levels and ideally a third science subject, such as physics or mathematics. A minimum 2:1 in their degree discipline is also required.  

New graduates or those looking for an exciting career change are welcome to apply.

Interviews will be held in December 2021 for a September 2022 start.

Send your CV along with a cover letter that explains why you would be suited to a career with us to before the closing date of Friday 22 October 2021.  

Please attach two documents to a blank email; your CV and the covering letter. These will both need to be in Word format. As we receive a high volume of applications, please refrain from including your name on the footer of any document, this will help us in the blinding process.

Please note that CVs should include subject(s) and grades for GCSEs, A-levels, undergraduate and/or postgraduate degrees (or equivalent) as applicable. Please do also include your interests, extracurricular activities and any experience that may be relevant to the role.

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