Expert in biotechnology

Your main tasks

Applying your profound knowledge of biotechnological methods and patent expertise, which you will develop as part of our extensive training programme, to provide services concerning intellectual property to our customers at home and abroad. This includes, in particular:
  • Independently carrying out patent and technology searches, mostly freedom to operate searches and validity searches
  • Preparing patent analyses
  • Examining patent applications
  • Providing information on intellectual property

Your profile

  • A degree in biology, particularly in bioinformatics, biochemistry, molecular biology or a similar specialist field.
  • Experience in the field of searching for nucleic acid and amino acid sequences.
  • Ideally, a good knowledge of patenting.
  • Very good knowledge of German (working language) and English. French and other languages an advantage.
  • An independent, reliable, precise and pragmatic method of working.
  • Accustomed to successfully prioritising many tasks and working on them in parallel.
  • Flexible and decisive.
You will have the opportunity to be become an expert in the field of patent searches in a technically diverse and challenging environment, to perfect your specialist knowledge with regard to professional search engines and databases and – after having completed the necessary training – to actively participate in examining national patent applications.

Your application

Please send your application (cover letter, CV, letters of reference, etc.) to the following address:

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

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

We are looking forward to meeting you.
Stauffacherstrasse Brücke 59G, 3014 Bern