Technical Specialist - Life Sciences at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Posted in Accounting 12 days ago.

Type: Full Time
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world's leading global law firms with more than 4,000 lawyers and staff in 30 offices, is seeking to hire a Technical Specialist for the IP-Life Sciences Practice Group. The Technical Specialist will be supervised by an intellectual property partner, but will have daily contact with, and receive guidance from, all the lawyers in the practice group for whom this individual provides support.The Intellectual Property Practice Group has a law school tuition reimbursement program to provide financial assistance to eligible employees in the practice group who are enrolled in and satisfactorily complete courses of study toward being awarded a Juris Doctorate degree from accredited law schools.A hybrid work opportunity is available for this position.Responsibilities:Prepare, file, and prosecute patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark OfficePerform prior art searches and analysesConduct patentability analysesEngage in practice development activities to build and maintain client relationshipsPrepare substantive client correspondenceInstruct local counsel for foreign filings and Office ActionsAssist in patent clearance studies and other patent-related opinion projectsApply advanced concepts across all life sciences field, with particular emphasis and/or expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, and/or biochemistryStudy and analyze scientific or technical documents, including previously published patent documents, to assess patentability, novelty, and inventivenessConvert prior provisional applications into utility applicationsConvert foreign filed applications into U.S. applicationsConvert U.S. applications into foreign applicationsQualifications:An advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in a biological field, including for example Biochemistry or Molecular Biology or Cell Biology, or similar biologic science, with excellent academic credentialsAt least two (2) years of related experience in the field of life sciencesExcellent writing and research abilities are a must, as well as proficiency in written and verbal communicationsStrong organizational skillsFor job postings in San Francisco, CA, the salary range for this job postings is: $83,672.00 - $133,875.The base salary or hourly wage range for this position will be determined during the interview process and will vary based on multiple factors, including but not limited to prior experience, relevant expertise, current business needs, and market factors. The final salary or hourly wages offered may be outside of this range based on other reasons and individual circumstances. Additionally, salary or hourly wages may be only part of the total compensation package. The total compensation package for this position may also include a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, the employee will be in an "at-will position" and the firm reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, firm or individual department/team performance, and market factors.Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.California Applicants: Pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act, the following link contains the Firm's California Consumer Privacy Act Privacy Notice for Candidates which explains the categories of personal information that we collect and the purposes for which we use such personal information. CCPA Privacy Notice for CandidatesMorgan Lewis & Bockius LLP is also an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.If you are interested in applying for employment with Morgan Lewis and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please call or email the following contacts:Professional Staff positions: Please call 888.534.5003 or email talent.acquisition@morganlewis.comLawyer/Summer Associate positions: firmattorneyrecruiting@morganlewis.comMorgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP reasonably accommodates applicants and employees who need them to perform the essential functions of the job because of disability, religious belief, or other reason protected by applicable law. If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact Talent Acquisition at

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