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Sr. Patent Agent - Bioinformatics

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Life Technologies
Location: Carlsbad, CA Foster City, CA
Date posted: 11/20/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:
Making Life Even Better.
When it comes to the vision of shaping discovery and improving life, no other company can match the breadth of products and services in the life sciences field to meet this vision than Life Technologies. Created through the combination of biotechnology leaders Applied Biosystems and Invitrogen, Life Technologies’ systems, consumables and services enable researchers to accelerate scientific exploration, driving to discoveries and developments that improve the human condition and the world around us. Our customers do their work across the biological spectrum, working to advance personalized medicine, regenerative science, molecular diagnostics, agricultural and environmental research, and 21st century forensics. With historical sales of approximately $3.5 billion, a presence in more than 100 countries, and a rapidly growing intellectual property estate of over 3,600 patents and exclusive licenses, we are poised to truly shape the world of science. Join a team of more than 9,500 employees around the world who are engaged, curious, insightful, responsible and driven to make life even better. Life Technologies has an opportunity for a Bioinformatics Patent Agent/Senior Patent Agent in our DNA Sequencing Business Unit to work in our Carlsbad, CA headquarters or our Foster City, CA location.

Overall Responsibilities This important role on the Life Technologies IP team will help ensure the return on Life Technologies’ substantial R&D investment in genetic systems. This will involve sensing and protecting innovation through world-class patent prosecution. As a strategic partner to the business, this role also will assist with diligence to guide and enable technology licensing and acquisition; clearance of new genetic systems products for commercialization; and identification and execution of winning judicial and administrative approaches to achieve patent procurement or patent defense objectives. The role also provides substantial opportunity for skills acquisition and development. Requirements Bachelor’s or higher degree in a directly relevant field (e.g., bioinformatics, computational biology) or in a related field (e.g., molecular biology) with practical experience with bioinformatics, computational biology, etc. An advanced degree can be helpful, but not required.

2+ years (Patent Agent) or 4+ years (Senior Patent Agent) experience. The individual must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Knowledge and experience in application of computer-based technologies to analysis of biological data, including bioinformatics, software/algorithms, and statistics, is highly desirable. A working familiarity with molecular biology principles is a plus. Exceptional interpersonal/communication skills (both written and verbal), the ability to work collaboratively, and demonstrated initiative are required. Candidates must be able to work out of our Carlsbad or Foster City, CA locations. Relocation benefits are available. Life Technologies is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
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Necessary Experience: 2-5 Years Experience
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