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Join Secerna's Chemistry & Pharma Team as a Finalist/Newly Qualified Patent Attorney

Join Secerna's Chemistry & Pharma Team as a Finalist/Newly Qualified Patent Attorney

News 29/01/2024

Secerna LLP is looking for an enthusiastic Finalist/Newly Qualified Patent Attorney with first-class professional and interpersonal skills to join the Chemical/Pharmaceutical group based in our York and/or Newcastle office.

With a roster of incredible clients and a hugely experienced team, the firm offers a unique opportunity to further your career within a supportive and friendly environment and help shape your own future.

This position presents an exceptional prospect for the right candidate to make an impact from the outset and play a key part in further developing this side of the firm’s business.


Position: Finalist/Newly Qualified Patent Attorney

Sector: Chemistry/Pharma

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise:
  • Finalist/ Newly Qualified Patent Attorney
  • Strong academic background in chemistry and/or pharmaceuticals
  • Demonstrated experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the chemistry field
  • A desire to contribute to the growth of the Chemical group and the firm as a whole
  • Able to work well in teams and establish strong relationships within a dynamic company
  • Organised with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills


The Role at Secerna 

  • Flexible hybrid working to be based in our York and/or Newcastle office
  • A wide variety of interesting and varied work including due diligence, original drafting, patent prosecution
  • Direct client exposure
  • A say in advancing and growing the Chemistry practice of the firm



  • Hybrid working options
  • Pension scheme contribution
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Annual pay review
  • 26 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Full support and training to those seeking to qualify


All applications in strictest confidence to Charlotte Watkins at