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Biotechnology Specialist - Osaka, Japan

3 year position based in Osaka, Japan.

SHUSAKU YAMAMOTO is an international intellectual property law firm. We are seeking Biotechnology Specialists to be based in Osaka for at least 3 years to join our growing global patent practice. International candidates/graduates are welcome as we have a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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3 year work contract. Japan work visa sponsored.

Candidates will review biotechnology and life sciences literature, identify similarities, deal with complexity and ambiguity and synthesize the differences in a concise, logically structured & clearly presented written analysis. 

Candidates must love writing and be unintimidated by the challenges of convincing a skeptical audience that a particular conclusion is valid in view of available, limited or ambiguous facts. The position is ideal for those who prefer interpreting data and designing experiments over conducting them themselves. Candidates must be able to educate themselves on our clients’ cutting edge technologies quickly, and be prepared to explain or summarize them in written form. Self-directed candidates must possess excellent attention to detail and the ability to describe technology in a concise and vividly descriptive fashion. Successful candidates will work closely with clients & lawyers in support of international patent prosecution, litigation, licensing and counseling matters. 

Candidates must possess Master’s or PhD degrees in BIOCHEMISTRY, CHEMISTRYor CELLULAR & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY. Must have flawless English skills to clearly express complex scientific concepts. Proficiency in Japanese is NOT required. Training in international patent law & practice will be provided. Employer will facilitate Japanese work visa. Competitive compensation and benefits commensurate with demonstrated merit. Annual home passage allowance. Housing and relocation costs to Osaka are reimbursed. Successful candidates will expect a complex, fast moving & dynamic atmosphere. We are the ideal workplace for the candidate that will blossom in an intense, high-pressure & deadline intensive environment. If this position is of interest, please email your CV to