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Experienced Lawyers
23000109 Requisition #

We are looking for maternity cover for a 12 month fixed term contract to support our Life Sciences team in London, which forms a part of Band 1 ranked patent attorney practice. You can be based in one of our Sheffield, Manchester or London offices.

About CMS

CMS is a Future Facing firm with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide. We combine deep local market understanding with a global perspective, we are passionate about building strong relationships with the clients we support, our people and the communities we work in.

We take a bold, dynamic and agile approach to ensure our clients are able to face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent. We don’t just want to face the future we want to shape it.

About the Role

Joining our team within a global law firm represents a unique opportunity in the profession.  Our team has a busy patent drafting, filing and prosecution docket with due diligence work supporting corporate transactions, as well as providing litigation support.  You will be doing challenging work across the sector, with an excellent client base that includes global pharma and biotechs as well as numerous SMEs and start-ups. We have a significant opposition practice before the EPO.

About You

We are looking for candidates with a scientific background in biology and/or biochemistry. Ideally, you will also have dual European Patent and UK qualifications and have worked in some of the following areas: biochemistry, cell biology, cell and gene therapy, antibodies, diagnostics, nucleic acid and peptide inventions.
In addition, the ideal candidate will:
- be self-motivated in further developing their knowledge of IP law and patent prosecution work;
- be proactive in undertaking a wide range of work, across diverse technical and legal areas;
- have excellent attention to detail and organisational skills, with experience working under pressure towards tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy;
- be flexible in their attitude and an effective team player; and
- have excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.

Equal Opportunities

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.

For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.

Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.



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