Engineers and scientists
Join Europe's second largest international organisation
The European Patent Office plans to recruit 200 engineers and scientists to work as patent examiners. Are you interested in joining an international team at the forefront of technology?
If so, apply now for our selection events for European patent examiners in Munich and The Hague.
Our engineers and scientists - drawn from over 30 different European countries - work at the cutting edge of technology, examining the latest inventions in every technical field in order to protect and promote innovation in Europe. Their daily work combines scientific expertise with analytical research and an eye for the legal aspects of intellectual property.
We are looking for
Engineers and scientists in various technical fields for our locations in Munich and The Hague.
If you have a Master's degree in physics, chemistry, engineering or natural sciences, a good working knowledge of at least two of our official languages (English, French and German) and the willingness to learn the third, you too could be part of our team of patent examiners in Munich or The Hague.
For more information about the technical fields in which we currently have vacancies, please click the link below.
A competitive salary, an excellent social package, and varied work in a modern international environment. The net (basic) monthly salary* for this vacancy ranges from EUR 5.317,77 to 7.530,93, depending on experience. In addition, depending on their personal circumstances, EPO staff may be entitled to relocation benefits and various allowances (e.g. household, dependant's, childcare, education, expatriation, installation, rent and language allowance).
* after deduction of EPO internal tax and before deduction of staff contributions to the social-security and pension schemes.
Apply now for our selection events
Submit your application today. Upon successful completion of a Skype interview, you will be invited to participate in our selection event in Munich or The Hague, lasting one to two days in June or July.
The deadline for applications is 13 April 2017 for Munich and 9 May 2017 for The Hague.
Apply now via the ‘Apply’ button.