Medler Ferro Woodhouse & Mills, an Intellectual Property boutique law firm, is actively seeking a Biotech or Chemical Technical Specialist to join our growing team.

All candidates preferably should have a Ph.D. degree in biotechnology, chemistry, bioengineering, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, biochemistry or related field, and technical experience in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, analytical chemistry, organic or inorganic synthesis, and/or pharmaceutical formulations.  It is preferred that candidates have 1 to 2 years of experience drafting patent applications and assisting with drafting of opinions, as well as performing freedom-to-operate patent searches and literature searches.  However, interested, highly technically-trained applicants without legal experience will also be considered.

The position will provide support to partners and associates of the firm, specifically with domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, researching and drafting legal opinions for clients, and assisting with patent office litigation matters.

Located in Tysons Corner, Virginia, just minutes from Washington, DC and the USPTO, we offer our professionals a challenging and rewarding career representing top-tier clients.  In addition, because the firm is small, employees are trained and mentored directly by firm partners.   The firm’s compensation and benefits package is highly competitive with other top-level firms in the Washington, DC metro area.  In addition, we offer a flexible work environment, including the possibility for some teleworking, as well as the opportunity for part-time positions. To learn more about the firm please visit our website at www.medlerferro.com.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) and writing sample, to jmills@medlerferro.com.