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Head of Intellectual Property

Mechelen, Belgium

Head of Intellectual Property

The Opportunity

A job at Biocartis is unlike any other you have had. You’ll be challenged, inspired and proud of being part of the bigger mission to help save lives. Biocartis drives innovation and leadership in all diagnostic-related areas where its platforms and assay technologies are required. Millions of cancer patients are depending on their success.

For Biocartis as an organization, it is important to have the people in place who can make the company’s strategy happen. The Head of IP plays a pivotal role in orchestrating this.  You will come to a team where you have high visibility to upper management and where IP is crucial to the needs of the company.

The Role

Your primary role is talent, competence and resource management, ensuring the function performs at its best. You need to develop a ‘functional powerhouse’ with highly capable resources and align the IP strategy to that of the business.

You will be a senior sponsor for IP, raising the awareness across the organisation at management and Board level. You will provide leadership and support of your other colleagues and you will demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills to engage with a multitude of stakeholders. Besides managing the department, you will also roll up your sleeves and take on a portfolio of cases, ranging in complexity. You will work on an increasing number of opposition and appeal cases and work with many partners in the pharmaceutical industry.

In summary, you join a company which operates a flat structure and where everyone is motivated towards the same goal – helping the patient survive cancer. The company continues to grow and be successful and things evolve rapidly. You need to be comfortable with this type of environment, where change is the norm.

Professional Qualities

  • A Masters’ degree (a PhD is an advantage) in the biological sciences.
  • Qualification as a European Patent Attorney.
  • At least five years of experience in the field of biotechnology, diagnostics or pharmaceutical industries.
  • Experience with managing or mentoring attorneys, would be desirable.
  • Broad experience in the full patent process but also experience with trademarks.
  • This position brings with it major responsibilities and you will have exceptional communication skills and the ability to engage with colleagues.
  • Persuasion, persistence, enthusiasm and a willingness to embrace change, are important qualities required to operate in this international and multi-cultural environment.


Head of Intellectual Property

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