Are you an engineer or scientist interested in joining an international
team at the forefront of technology?
The EPO still has some vacancies to fill in 2015 in the areas of computers, telecommunications and applied physics. Suitable candidates may be invited for interviews at the EPO before the next selection events in autumn 2015.
Just click on the links
below for more detailed information about vacancies in:
Important: Each EPO location advertises its own vacancies; incoming job applications are also processed locally.
The selection process comprises the following steps:
Engineers and scientists with sufficient language skills.
The job involves searching in online databases, analysing documents, communicating orally and in writing with patent applicants and their attorneys, and then taking decisions on the grant of patents valid in up to 40 European countries.
The EPO offers competitive salaries, an excellent social package, and varied work in a modern international environment. The net (basic) starting salary* for this vacancy ranges from EUR 4 500 to 6 500 per month, depending on experience. In addition, depending on their personal circumstances, EPO staff may be entitled to relocation benefits and various allowances (e.g. household, dependant's, childcare, education, expatriation, installation, rent and language allowance).
* after deduction of EPO internal tax and before deduction of staff contributions to the social-security and pension schemes.
If you are interested in joining the EPO, you might want to:
You can already apply for our autumn selection events, to fill vacancies in 2016.
The technical areas in which we have vacancies are updated regularly and after each selection event. Please be aware that some vacancies may have been filled in the meantime.