Vacancies for engineers and scientists
Are you an engineer or scientist interested in joining an international
team at the forefront of technology?
If so, apply now for our Spring Selection Events for European patent examiners in Munich and The Hague.
The events will take place in
Please see below for the technical areas in which we currently have vacancies.
There are a number of steps involved in the selection process to participate in our selection event:
The selection event will comprise one or more face-to-face interviews, which will evaluate your language skills and professional skills. It is also an opportunity for candidates to find out more about the European Patent Office via presentations and meeting current EPO staff. Candidates can discover more about the job of European patent examiner, a role which demands a unique combination of scientific expertise, analytical thinking, language skills and an interest in intellectual property law.
Please note that there are only a limited number of places available for these events. Suitable candidates who are not selected for this Spring Event may be considered for a subsequent Event. Furthermore, due to the high needs in the areas of Computers and Telecommunications, suitable candidates may be invited for interviews at the EPO before the Selection Events.
The deadline for applications to attend the events is
Engineers and scientists with sufficient language skills. Please see our required profile section for details.
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.
Please see our role of an examiner section for details.
We currently have job
opportunities in various technical fields and EPO locations. Just click on the links
below for more detailed information about vacancies in each technical field.
Important: Each EPO location advertises its own vacancies; incoming job applications are also processed locally.
The EPO offers a competitive salary (4 400 - 6 500 EUR/month net - depending on experience). Staff members of the EPO are further provided with various benefits and allowances as part of the conditions of service, such as family allowances, support for education, private medical insurance, pension scheme, relocation benefits.
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