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Patent & Scientific Analyst II (New Jersey, US or Basel, Switzerland)

  • Cambridge (Cambridgeshire)

Description de l'offre

Job Description

The Patent department at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) is recruiting for a patent information professional proficient in biotechnology/sequence searching area to join the Search and Analytics (S&A) team.

You will join a global team of information professionals responsible for conducting comprehensive search and analysis of technical information in support of our research activities, patent preparation and prosecution as well as business development activities. Primary responsibility will be to provide search and analysis to support patentability, freedom to operate, due diligence and validity analysis to the patent practitioners.


1. Conduct patent search and analysis, resulting in the timely delivery of value added search reports based on in-house established protocols

2. Perform comprehensive landscape, freedom to operate, novelty, validity and infringement searches in worldwide professional patent and scientific literature databases related to biopharmaceuticals and small molecule therapeutics

3. Evaluation of the results according to scientific and patent relevant criteria

4. Manage the development and timely delivery of current awareness alerts in support of active research programs based on in-house established protocols

5. Maintain proficiency with commercial patent resources and other proprietary databases

6. Consistent communicate with the NIBR practitioners to insure a clear understanding of the scope of the request and draft informative reports that clarify and summarize search results

7. Create and maintain a strategic partnership with key stakeholders in NIBR

8. Participate in and lead projects to improve NIBR S&A team services and products

9. Attend internal and external meetings, conferences and courses

10. Liaise with other groups (Novartis Knowledge Center and Patent Searcher Cooperative) to insure that effective knowledge sharing occurs
Posting Title

Patent & Scientific Analyst II (New Jersey, US or Basel, Switzerland)

Profil recherché

Minimum requirements

* No relocation provided *

• Bachelor degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, or related scientific discipline is required
• Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in a life science is preferred

• 3-5 years of related experience is required, and preferably in the pharmaceutical/ biotechnology industry

• Proficient searching experience, including patent, pharmaceutical, biological sequence searching (BLAST)

• Understanding of the drug development and approval process

• Demonstrated proficiency in conducting comprehensive and focused patent searches (e.g., patentability, freedom-to-operate, novelty, validity)

• Demonstrated proficiency using online databases (e.g. GenomeQuest, CAS Registry/HCAplus, Derwent Geneseq, Derwent World Patent Index, and PatBase), internet resources, specialized information tools (e.g., STN Express, BizInt), chemical coding (e.g., Derwent fragmentation codes) and patent classification systems

• Good understanding of US/EP and international patents, patent process, documentation and filing process

• Passion and interest in patents while maintaining a contemporary knowledge of science
• Strong customer-service focus to build and sustain good working partnerships with key stakeholders
• Effective analytical, presentation and communication skills
• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Flexible with excellent attention to detail
Job Type

Full Time

Work Location

Cambridge, MA
Functional Area

Legal & Intellectual Property & Compliance

Business Unit

Employment Type

Company/Legal Entity

EEO Statement

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.