The EPO is looking to hire patent examiners to join its Munich and The Hague offices. There are positions in various technical fields including mechanical engineering, ICT and electrical/electronics. The application deadline for the vacancies in Munich is August 12 and September 2 for The Hague.

The basic requirements are that you need to: (a) have the relevant technical background; (b) have excellent knowledge of one EPO official language (English, French and German); and (c) be a citizen of one of the member states of the EPO. Depending on experience, the net (basic) monthly salary for the position ranges from €5,223.18 to 7,441.40 EUR; other benefits and allowances are also on offer. For more information including other competences required, responsibilities and the recruitment process click here.