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Sr. Patent Attorney -- Due Diligence

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Location: Waltham, MA
Date posted: 09/22/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

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AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity. We have received many honors, including:

Fortune World's Most Admired Companies list (2009) Woman Engineer Magazine's 18th Annual "Top 50 Employers" (2008) The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers (2007-2008) CEO Cancer Gold Standard Reaccreditation, CEO Roundtable on Cancer (2008 & 2009) 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers by Working Mother Magazine (2002 - 2008) 100 Best Companies to Work For in America by Fortune Magazine* (2008) *Only large pharmaceutical company included on the list Diversity MBA Magazine Top 50 Companies in Diversity Leadership (2008) Men's Fitness Top 15 Fittest Companies in America (2008) The Scientist Best Places to Work in Industry (2008) Fit-Friendly Company Award, American Heart Association (2007) Top Employer, Science Magazine (2002 - 2007)

Sr. Patent Attorney -- Due Diligence

Job Summary

Senior Patent Attorney responsible for global intellectual property matters in due diligence and a proportion of Oncology patent work. Major Responsibilities
* Conduct and report due diligence work regarding AstraZeneca's externalization activities
* Coach other patent attorneys in due diligence work
* Create and maintain a global patent portfolio for Research, Development and Sales Projects in the Oncology area
* Freedom-to-operate analysis and opinion work
* Perform contract review and due diligence on research and licensing opportunities
* Take an active Intellectual Property role in project teams from early development through patent expiration
* Counsel clients on patent law and practice

Requirements Qualifications:
* BS/MS -- Organic Chemistry and JD
* 7+ years of patent experience
* Background in organic/medicinal chemistry
* Significant experience preparing and prosecuting small molecule patent applications
* Significant experience of due diligence
* Experience of training patent attorneys in due diligence skills
* Excellent interpersonal skills
* Strong communication skills Preferred Background
* PhD in Organic Chemistry
* Global patent experience in the pharmaceutical industry

We want you to build a balanced life at AstraZeneca. Your career is just one part of that. We offer competitive salaries, rewards and recognitions for your invaluable time and efforts. We also bring you all the things you need to for your life outside of your work:

generous health and welfare benefits flexible scheduling child care programs learning and development opportunities fitness centers and other personal conveniences

At AstraZeneca, we put people first. Whether it's the patients we help or the employees who make everything we do possible.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer.

Visit AstraZeneca's Online Recruitment Center to complete a profile and apply

Necessary Experience: 5-10 Years Experience
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