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Patent Scientist

Req ID:  27719
Posted on:  31 Mar 2024

Unlimitrust Campus (CH13), Switzerland

Department:  Research & Development (50000104)
Job Family:  R&D




To strengthen our R&D department, we are looking for a:



  • Work with technical and scientific teams to collect data and write technical descriptions of products or technologies, designs and specifications of inventions for new patent applications, prepare documents for patent filing
  • Assist and support inventors in identifying and defining inventions, and lead the preparation of patent application documents
  • Assist Scientists and Patent Counsels in the technical analysis of 3rd party prior art related to patentability, Freedom to Operate analysis or patents oppositions. Be the contact and liaison person between Scientists and Patent Attorneys.
  • Collect data and prepare technical description of technologies to be analyzed for third-party IP risk assessments or for patent oppositions
  • Operate competitors patent monitoring, analyze and present results to the internal technology stakeholders, identify patents/patent applications to watch and/or oppose
  • Carry out projects such as patent and prior art searches and analyses upon request from technical, marketing or business teams
  • Aim at taking on the responsibility of the team and leading them to achieve the goals



  • PhD in Chemistry or Physical Chemistry
  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in industry, preferably in R&D
  • Experience with intellectual property (IP) tasks and patents search tools
  • Experience in people management
  • Broad technical knowledge, curiosity and openness to new ideas and technologies
  • Strong analytical skills and high attention to details
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills to interact with Inventors and Patent Counsels, strong team spirit
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills with ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects with tight deadlines, ability to work with multiple demanding internal customers
  • Demonstrated leadership and capacity to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information
  • Proficient with usual IT tools such as MS Office
  • Fluent in English - Level C1
  • Excellent reading and understanding of German - Level C1
  • Good command of French is an asset




  • Our success comes from our highly skilled and talented employees
  • Respectful entrepreneurship and long-term vision are key for success
  • Our people contribute to a more secure world
  • Diversity at all levels of an organisation is a strength

We offer an exciting and challenging role, with great potential for personal development within a unique organization in a fascinating and fast-growing industry. Your file will be handled with upmost confidentiality and discretion.

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