European Patent Examiners - The Hague
graduate job

European Patent Examiners - The Hague

European Patent Office
Competitive salary
The Hague
Time left to apply
13 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Join Europe's second largest international organisation

The European Patent Office plans to recruit 200 engineers and scientists to work as patent examiners. Are you interested in joining an international team at the forefront of technology? If so, apply now for our selection events for European patent examiners in The Hague.

Our engineers and scientists - drawn from over 30 different European countries - work at the cutting edge of technology, examining the latest inventions in every technical field in order to protect and promote innovation in Europe. Their daily work combines scientific expertise with analytical research and an eye for the legal aspects of intellectual property

We offer

A competitive salary, an excellent social package, and varied work in a modern international environment. The net (basic) monthly salary* for this vacancy ranges from EUR 5.317,77 to 7.530,93, 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.

Person requirements

Qualifications and experience requirements

If you have a Master's degree in physics, chemistry, engineering or natural sciences, a good working knowledge of at least two of our official languages (English, French and German) and the willingness to learn the third, you too could be part of our team of patent examiners in Munich or The Hague.

Accepted degree subjects



Competitive salary


The Hague

Contract and working hours

How to apply

Apply now for our selection events.

Submit your application today. Upon successful completion of a Skype interview, you will be invited to participate in our selection event in The Hague, lasting one to two days between 3 and 7 July.

Closing date: 09/05/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 09/05/2017

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