Scientific Advisor - Patent Prosecution Law Firm in Austin, TX

Kim Petrie
October 1, 2015

Scientific Advisor - Patent Prosecution Law Firm Position within the life sciences-focused patent counseling and prosecution. Position is located in Austin, TX.


Duties include:

- conduct prior art database searches for patentability and freedom to operate analyses

- analyze patent and scientific papers and documents to assist patent agents and attorneys on patent prosecution and counseling

- draft patent applications and responses to office actions

- advise agents and lawyers on technology issues


Job Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D in in biotechnology or a related field; postdoctoral experience is preferred but not required.  Excellent written and verbal English communication skills are required.  Broad scientific knowledge in biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, cell biology, medicinal chemistry, and/or pharmacology is required. 


This position was shared by a VU PhD alumnae. Interested VU trainees may contact Kim Petrie ( for information on applying.