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Technology Specialist - Biologist

Clark & Elbing
South Boston, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
May 28, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
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Clark+Elbing. Scientists at law.

Clark+Elbing is looking for a talented Technology Specialist with a background in Synthetic Organic Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry to join our Legal Staff. As a Technology Specialist, you will use your scientific knowledge and expertise to draft and assist Partners and Patent Attorneys in the prosecution of patent applications.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, in a biological science (biology, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry and immunology). Successful candidates will possess excellent analytical and communications skills; they must think, write, and speak clearly.

Responsibilities May Include:

Our Technology Specialists are called upon to apply their scientific knowledge and expertise to:

  • Draft and assist in the prosecution of patent applications.
  • Develop, write, and edit material for reports, opinion letters, applications, and related technical publications concerned with scientific methods, procedures, and inventions in their scientific field.
  • Analyze, review and prepare license agreements, investor due diligence reports, and opinion letters concerning patents and patent applications.
  • Prepare and review patent applications by applying high level substantive knowledge of biological science, current research, and scientific methods and analysis.
  • Assist Partners and Patent Attorneys with advice to clients concerning patentability of inventions, infringement of patents and validity of patents.
Skill & Ability Requirements:
  • Must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a biological science (biology, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry and immunology).
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Ability to think, write and speak clearly.
  • Possess a high degree of accuracy and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Proven reliability and accountability.
  • Able to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.

Clark+Elbing principally builds its professional staff by hiring strong Ph.D. scientists as Technology Specialists, who are trained, encouraged to pass the patent bar, and supported through law school. Clark+Elbing offers flexible working conditions including on-site in Boston, remote and hybrid positions. The salary range for this position is $135,000 to $143,100 and is based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills and billable hours.

If the prospect of being at the forefront of scientific discovery and technological innovation sounds exciting to you, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to

Clark+Elbing LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing all employees with a work environment that is respectful, professional, and inclusive. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, sex/gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, genetics, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

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