IT Specialist, Specialist in Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

80 – 100%, starting on 1 January 2024 or by agreement

Do you want to follow in Einstein's footsteps? Then apply to join the house of inventions! Dive into the world of intellectual property and acquire the skills needed to use professional search engines and databases, and participate in the examination of national patent applications. Your customers will be patent attorneys, industrial enterprises, individual inventors, and educational and research institutions.

Your main tasks

  • Conducting patent and technology searches and patent analyses, and examining patent applications.
  • Providing oral and written information to our customers, delivering training sessions, and attending conferences in Switzerland and abroad.
  • Sharing knowledge internally in order to maintain and foster technical and patent knowledge at both team and division level.

Your profile

  • You have a degree in scientific/technical, preferably in the specialist fields of computer science or computer technology.
  • You are a native German or French speaker with a very good command of the other language and English.
  • You have an independent, reliable and precise method of working.
  • You are accustomed to prioritising tasks and working on them in parallel.

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, 4 weeks 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

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

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 searches under the label ip-search.

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