Job openings for patent examiners

EPOVacancies for engineers and scientists

If you an engineer or scientist interested in joining an international team at the forefront of technology, apply now for our Spring Selection Events for European patent examiners in Munich and The Hague.

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The events will take place in

Munich from 2 to 6 March 2015 and
The Hague from 23 to 27 March 2015.

There are a number of steps involved in the selection process to participate in our selection event:

Step 1: Application
Fill out the online application form. Receipt of your application will be confirmed by email.
Step 2: Skype interview
If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited to participate in a Skype interview which will cover a number of areas as well as testing your language skills.
Step 3: Selection Event

Upon successful completion of the Skype interview, you will be invited to The Hague (if you applied for a position in The Hague) or Munich (if you applied for a position in Munich) to participate in our selection event, lasting 1 – 2 days. You will also be asked to complete an online personality questionnaire and online ability tests (numerical and verbal reasoning) before attending the event.
The selection event will comprise one or more face-to-face interviews, which will evaluate your language skills and professional skills. It is also an opportunity for candidates to find out more about the European Patent Office via presentations and meeting current EPO staff. Candidates can discover more about the job of European patent examiner, a role which demands a unique combination of scientific expertise, analytical thinking, language skills and an interest in intellectual property law.

Please note that there are only a limited number of places available for these events. Suitable candidates who are not selected for this Spring Event may be considered for a subsequent Event. Furthermore, due to the high needs in the areas of Computers and Telecommunications, suitable candidates may be invited for interviews at the EPO before the Selection Events.

The deadline for applications to attend the events is:

2 February 2015 for Munich and
16 February 2015 for The Hague.

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