Client: GSK

GSK is a British multinational biopharma company with global headquarters in London, England employing over 90,000 people across 92 countries. In 2017, GSK commenced a significant corporate transformation to address historic long-standing issues that have affected performance. Major progress has been achieved across the business to improve performance, strengthen capabilities and prepare GSK for a new future.

The company has substantially strengthened its R&D performance and productivity. Since 2017, GSK has delivered 13 major product approvals and doubled the number of assets in Phase III and registration to 23.

In July 2022, GSK demerged the world-leading consumer healthcare business, Haleon, to become a fully focused biopharma company. GSK now prioritise innovation in vaccines and specialty medicines, maximising the increasing opportunities to prevent and treat disease. At the heart of this is GSK’s R&D focus on the science of the immune system, human genetics and advanced technologies, and their world-leading capabilities in vaccines and medicines development. GSK has a bold ambition to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people over the next 10 years.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

This is a rare opportunity to work at the heart of a science-led, global biopharma company – interacting directly with business leaders and clients, with the ability to influence the overall IP strategy.

At GSK, their goal is to unite science, talent and technology to get ahead of disease together. The company has a clear strategy to prevent and treat disease with vaccines, specialty and general medicines by focusing on science of the immune system, human genetics and advanced technologies.

Their Intellectual Property group plays an integral role in realising their goal by protecting R&D investment and IP assets. The IP group provides proactive support via patent teams to research sites in Europe and US, working collaboratively with scientists and senior managers in a fastmoving culture that is ambitious for patients.

 

THE CANDIDATE

The successful candidate will need to have intellectual ability, integrity, a high level of commercial awareness and professionalism, and the drive to excel as an attorney and is likely to fulfil the following criteria:

Basic Qualifications
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Newly qualified Patent Attorney (EPA and/or CPA or equivalent national qualification) or finals standard (part qualified, with at least pre-EQE)
  • Good degree in life sciences, biology, biochemistry or similar

Preferred Qualifications
If you have the following characteristics, it would be considered a plus:

  • Prior experience within the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in drafting and/or prosecuting biopharmaceutical patent applications
  • A team player with strong interpersonal, negotiating, analytical and problem-solving skills

If you would like to explore this opportunity further, please contact

Milli Bouri

Partner & Practice Head - M&A Transactions

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