Patent Scientist / Patent Engineer / IP Coordinator (m/f/d)

(in Full-time) (unlimited contract)


Committed to making the difference

AiCuris - founded in 2006 - is a specialist for infectious diseases. Its focus comprises discovery, research and development of novel antiviral and antibacterial agents in the indications Human Cytomegalovirus, Herpes simplex, Hepatitis B, and (multi)resistant bacterial infections treated in the hospital. With its highly innovative pipeline, AiCuris addresses specialist markets and severe, potentially life-threatening infections with high medical need. Major steps for the company were signing a license agreement with Merck & Co. (MSD) and the marketing authorization for Prevymis™ (Letermovir) in the US and Europe.

AiCuris is offering the position of a

 Patent Scientist / Patent Engineer / IP Coordinator (m/f/d) 

(in full-time) (unlimited contract)

You will be a member of the patent department and report to the in-house patent counsel. With great personal responsibility, you will represent the link between the company's scientists, in particular, inventors, research and development (R&D) project leaders and the patent department.

Your tasks

  • Link between intellectual property (IP) department and scientists/R&D project teams
  • Supporting and advising R&D project teams in matters of intellectual property (IP)
  • Strategic coordination of internal activities to create an optimized IP portfolio in collaboration with the in-house patent counsel
  • Presentation of IP-related information in company/project team meetings
  • Conduct in-house training with IP relevance
  • Determination of the scientific landscape and competitor monitoring
  • Receiving, checking and processing invention disclosures
  • Assistance in patent search, freedom-to-operate and due diligence analyses
  • Assistance in the compilation and evaluation of experimental data and in the preparation of patent applications


Your profile

  • University degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology or Pharmacy (master's degree and/or PhD)
  • Completed additional qualification such as Patent Scientist (equivalent to German „Patentreferent“) or Patent Engineer, preferably in the form of a postgraduate course
  • Ideally minimum 2 years of industrial experience in intellectual property law; beginners with interest in dealing with legal issues are welcome, too
  • Experience in conducting searches in scientific databases
  • Experience in using patent management software systems (preferably Genese®)
  • Analytical thinking and the ability to structure and present complex scientific facts in a comprehensible way
  • Very good organizational skills, capable of setting priorities and managing high workload
  • High willingness to perform and learn, proactive behavior, very good verbal and written communication skills
  • Enjoys working in an interdisciplinary team, good team player
  • Business-fluent in English; German skills would be beneficial

You can download the PDF of the job description here


What we can offer

  • Cooperation in multinational and interdisciplinary teams
  • An exciting field of activity in a promising research and development company
  • Flexible working hours and self-determined time management
  • Regular and targeted further training and individual development opportunities
  • Attractive company pension scheme
  • A wide range of offers in terms of health and reconciling work and family life


How to apply

Interested in joining our team? Then apply online (click here). If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at +49 202 317 63 2599.


Contact details:

AiCuris Anti-infective Cures GmbH
Daniela Boshoven
Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 475
Gebäude 302
DE-42117 Wuppertal

Tel.: +49 202 317 63 2599
Web: www.aicuris.com