Job description: 

Join Europe’s top

engineers and scientists

In 2016 the European Patent Office plans to recruit more than150 engineers and scientists to work as patent examiners.

Our engineers and scientists – drawn from over 30 different European countries – work at the cutting edge of technology, examining the latest inventions in every technical field in order to protect and promote innovation in Europe.

If you have a diploma of completed university studies at Master’s level in physics, chemistry, engineering or the natural sciences, a good working knowledge of at least two of our official languages (English, French and German) and the willingness to learn the third, you too could be part of our team of patent examiners in Munich, The Hague and Berlin.

We offer a competitive net salary (EUR 4 500 - 6 500 per month, depending on experience) as well as various benefits and allowances.

To find out more about working as a patent examiner, and for details of our benefits package, visit our website at

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