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Junior Scientific Project Manager – Ref. 140 A – Intellectual Property & Project Management Unit

We are currently seeking a Junior Scientific Project Manager to join the Project Management group. This position works within a multi-disciplinary team and operates as the intermediary between the administrative and scientific departments.

The successful candidate will possess a life sciences background, preferably in biology or medicinal chemistry, and have hands-on laboratory practice and experience in project management and patent law. The business portion of this job position involves overseeing the life cycle of a scientific project, which may include determining study protocols, communicating goals, gathering data, and analyzing the results. Background experience in a life science laboratory will allow the Candidate to be able to collaborate with scientists, to identify their needs, and to support them.  As we are continuously engaged in the conception and creation of new knowledge at IRBM, the successful Candidate should also possess a sound understanding of intellectual property law and procedure in order to collaborate with scientists in the protection of scientific results and to deal with intellectual property rights within the framework of collaborative research (i.e. material transfer agreement, confidentiality agreement, master agreement, collaboration agreement, etc.) and technology transfer (i.e. licenses, assignment, etc.). High proficiency in English is required.


  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties for the execution of scientific projects;
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation;
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time;
  • Tracking and management of communication and other project-related elements related to deadlines and due dates;
  • Serve as a liaison with scientists, technology managers, and external legal counsel to assist with the flow and exchange of information;
  • Communicate with scientists to assure timely preparation and filing of intellectual property documents;
  • Analyze and manage all communication from the initial phase of receiving Invention Disclosure Forms through the expiration of patents and trademarks.

Required Skills:

  • MS or PhD in Chemistry, Biology or equivalent certification
  • Demonstrated work experience as a scientific project administrator
  • Training in patent law (patent attorney qualification is a plus)
  • Knowledge of scientific platforms for patent and literature searches
  • Excellent communication skills in English
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