Scientists and Engineers
Join Europe's second largest international organisation
Munich / The Hague
Are you an engineer or scientist interested in joining an international team of highly qualified staff at the forefront of technology? Do you want to see the latest inventions?
Then this professional opportunity is the right one for you!
Our patent examiners are drawn from over 30 different European countries. They work at the cutting edge of technology, analysing the latest inventions in all kinds of technical fields 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 are currently seeking engineers and scientists in various technical fields to work in Munich and The Hague.
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.
For more information about the technical fields in which we currently have vacancies, please click the 'Apply' button.
• Varied and interesting work requiring scientific expertise, analytical thinking and an interest in technology and intellectual property law, in a modern and truly international environment
• A continuous training programme to develop your knowledge of the EPO's search tools, your technical knowledge and your legal expertise in intellectual property
• A competitive salary and an excellent social package
The net (basic) monthly salary* for this vacancy ranges from EUR 5 317.77 to 7 575.35, 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 and rent allowance).
* after deduction of EPO internal tax and before deduction of staff contributions to the social-security and pension schemes.
Apply now for our selection events
Submit your application today. Upon successful completion of one or more Skype interviews, you will be invited to participate in our selection event in Munich or The Hague, lasting one to two days in April.
Apply now via this Apply link button.