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Senior Intellectual Property Scientist (Breeding)


Multiple Cities|Residence Based, MO, Midwest United States, USA



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Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer

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At Bayer we're visionaries, driven to solve the world's toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none' is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We're doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining 'impossible'. There are so many reasons to join us. If you're hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there's only one choice.


Senior Intellectual Property Scientist (Breeding) 




The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Intellectual Property Scientist (Breeding), are to:


  • Responsible for Intellectual Property strategy and portfolio development of emerging technologies;
  • Identify and initiate patentable inventions and monitor research progress through review, evaluation and prioritization of internal research projects;
  • Conduct timely Freedom to Operate (FTO) evaluations by conducting searches of patent and scientific literature;
  • Responsible for Intellectual Property assessments to minimize FTO risks, identify Intellectual Property opportunities, and patentability through reviews of competitive filings and Intellectual Property landscape;
  • Direct research teams and drive alignment with Intellectual Property law;
  • Manage our existing patent portfolio;
  • Draft patent applications according to business needs and priorities;
  • Provide support to patent preparation and prosecution;
  • Responsible for development, training, and support of Intellectual Property processes and strategy, awareness, engagement, and compliance;
  • Manage Intellectual Property clearance for external presentations, publications, collaboration sharing, and material transfers;
  • Build cross-functional relationships to partner with the business and network within the Intellectual Property and Scientific communities.




Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our life values, more specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required qualifications:


  • Ph.D. with 3 or more years of relevant experience OR Master's with 5 or more years of relevant experience OR Bachelor's with 7 or more years of relevant experience;
  • Experience in evaluating and protecting Intellectual Property, external partners, or agreement strategy;
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and working on tight timelines;
  • Strong skills in aggregating, organizing, analyzing, and reporting complex, multi-source information;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to interface effectively and influentially across the organization;
  • Ability to travel independently domestically up to 20%.


Preferred qualifications:


  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO);
  • Prior experience in agriculture.



Domestic relocation may be available for this role.

Sponsorship may be available for this role.

Position may be based in Chesterfield, MO (St. Louis area) or other approved US Crop Science site.

Position may include opportunity to work remotely up to 100%.



Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below. 

IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer expects its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bayer active employees are also expected to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status to Occupational Medicine. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, Bayer employees are also required to comply with state, local and customer requirements.  
Location: St. Louis|Chesterfield     
Division: Crop Science    
Reference Code: 653564     
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Job Post Date: 06/24/22
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