IP Researcher (Intellectual Property)

South Korea, Cheonan UMK
Rechargeable Battery Materials
Research & Development

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?



          About RBM

          We are all on the move. Umicore’s rechargeable battery materials give people autonomy and connectivity. We are a pioneer in battery materials that give added range and performance to electric vehicles. Our materials also ensure longer battery life for portable electronics. To enable our customers to produce even better performing batteries we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in. 

            What you will be doing

            1.    Intellectual Property Creation
            •    Searching and evaluating prior arts 
            •    Supporting the creation of invention notification forms
            •    Drafting patent applications
            •    Supporting IP managers to complete patent applications
            •    Supporting patent prosecutions
            •    Administration activities
            2.    Technical support to Intellectual Property
            •    Analyzing internal or external samples and providing technical reports
            •    Providing technical opinions on patent coverages
            •    Preparing R&D samples in a lab

            Who we are looking for

            -    Background in materials (preferably inorganic), chemistry and/or physics
            -    Master degree or higher in physics, chemistry, or materials engineering
            -    Fluent in English, both written and orally. Good knowledge of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean is an asset
            -    Experience in IP or Li-ion battery is an asset
            -    Good data mining, interpretation, visualization and reporting skill
            -    Structured mind, logical reasoning
            -    Analytical mind with scientific curiosity

            What we offer

            We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?


              If my expertise can help improve battery performance, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO



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