English Translator

50%; Starting on 1 September 2021 or by agreement

Our Linguistic Services team is responsible for the correct and stylistically appropriate translation and editing of texts on the topic of intellectual property in the relevant mother tongue (French, Italian and English). These include demanding legal texts, documents for national and international specialists as well as print and online publications. In addition, it establishes in-house terminology in this field and coordinates translation and editing work.

Your main tasks

  • Translating texts from German and French into English from all areas of the IPI's activities using language technology tools (including machine translation).
  • Quality control of internal and external translations.
  • Copy editing of English texts written by non-native speakers.
  • Compiling and verifying in-house terminology for the English language, as well as deputising for the terminologist.
  • Coordinating translation and editing assignments.
  • Quality control of the IPI's English website content in the content management system.

Your profile

  • English mother tongue (preferably British English) with an excellent command of German and French.
  • Degree in translation (MA) or equivalent training, supplemented with several years of professional experience as a specialist translator, as well as a knowledge of terminology.
  • Team and service-oriented.
  • An independent and diligent method of working and a confident writing style.
  • Organisational skills and flexibility with regard to the fluctuating volume of work, as well as the evolving work environment and job profile of the translator.

Working at the IPI

41.9-hour working week with flexible and part-time working hours, as well as the possibility of mobile working
At least 25 days of annual leave plus two additional days off
Full or partial cover of premiums for daily sickness allowance and accident insurance, own pension scheme with PUBLICA
Vereinbarkeit von Privatleben, Familie und Beruf
16 weeks of maternity leave, 10 days of paternity leave, generous family allowances, income-related childcare allowance
Generous length of service award, free Half-Fare Travelcard or subsidised GA Travelcard, discount on Reka Money, subsidised cafeteria, etc.
Participation in education and training courses, language fund, thorough induction to new tasks
Betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagement
Ergonomic workstations, free fruit, quiet room, rental bikes and various other activities

Your application

Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
Mr Matthias Schmid, Deputy Human Resources Manager
Stauffacherstrasse 65/59g, CH-3003 Bern
direct line +41 31 377 75 73, email jobs@ipi.ch

You can find further information about the tasks of the IPI and our attractive employment conditions at www.ipi.ch.

Shape your future with us. We look forward to meeting you!

About us

The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) is the federal government's central point of contact for patents, trade marks, indications of source, design protection and copyright. We help innovators and creators to create value out of their ideas, thus promoting innovation, competitiveness, cultural diversity and social progress. We also offer worldwide patent and trade mark searches under the label ip-search.

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