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New year. New career.

Are you an engineer, scientist or IT professional with a Master's degree?
Fulfil your New Years Resolutions at the EPO:

🎇 You want innovation to be part of your life.
✨ You want to take on an intellectual challenge.
🧨 You want to get inspired and develop.
🏠 You want stability and flexibility.

Sounds impossible to have it all?

🚀At the European Patent Office, you can have it all & be the first one to see the latest inventions! 

Be the first to be informed when we have the new examiner jobs openings in spring 2024! 

In the meantime, you might want to explore our different Technology Communities & see where you fit:
⦿ Agri-Food 
⦿ Digital 
⦿ Electronics & Physics 
⦿ Energy 
⦿ Health 
​​​​​​​⦿ Infrastructure & Mechanics 
⦿ Materials & Production 
​​​​​​​⦿ Mobility & Space Technologies 

➡️ If you are curious about future innovation too, please join us and complete your basic info below! 
We would like to keep in touch with you for further career opportunities, expected to arise in spring 2024.

If you have already a profile with us, please subscribe to the Job alerts in our candidate portal.

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Who we are
We are the patent office for Europe. We are proud to deliver high-quality patents and efficient services that foster innovation, competitiveness and economic growth.

Our vision
We will empower and motivate our staff to set worldwide standards in intellectual property. Our Office will be effective and transparent, respond to the needs of our users and be agile in managing the changing demands and conditions of a dynamic global patent system. Our work will contribute to a safer, smarter and more sustainable world. Join us on this exciting journey to a more digital, collaborative and sustainable organisation.

Would like to learn more?
➜ The work of a patent examiner
➜ Explore our Technology Communities

What's in it for you?
✓ A competitive salary
✓ Family-friendly benefits
Generous flexibility options based in Netherlands or Germany
✓ A good work-life balance
✓ Relocation benefits and various allowances
✓ Contributory medical insurance and pension schemes
✓ 30 days' leave per year
✓ Free gym access
✓ Social activities and clubs

Our work environment
We believe that diversity is fundamental to our success. Our inclusive work environment respects, values and celebrates our individual differences. We want you to be yourself at work.