Patent Engineer


About Eligo

At Eligo, we are passionate about developing new drugs to address unmet medical needs!

Eligo is a 5-year-old biotech, spun off from MIT and Rockefeller University, and based in Paris.

Eligo has raised more than 20 million euros from leading investors from Silicon Valley and France to develop next-generation drugs based on CRISPR and the genetic engineering of bacteria and their viruses to tackle unmet medical needs, such as antibiotic-resistance and diseases associated with the microbiome.

Eligo has been elected by the World Economic Forum as one of the 30 most innovative companies in the World, has received a number of other awards, and has been featured in a number of international scientific and larger audience media (Nature Biotechnology, The New York Times, BBC, The Economist, Science, etc.)

Since its inception, Eligo has attracted the best talents from all over the world with more than 35 Eligonauts, all driven, passionate and striving to have an impact on the world by applying cutting-edge research.

About the position

From the beginning, Eligo has been developing an IP strategy to support its promising technology and reach the market with a strong competitive advantage. With both exclusive licenses on pioneering works in the field and a growing internal patent portfolio, we are looking for a creative, passionate and ambitious patent engineer to strengthen and to expand our patent portfolio to become a world leader in the microbiome field.

Your mission

Working hand in hand with Eligo Head of IP, scientists and management, your mission is to help translate the exciting inventions and discoveries being made at Eligo into a strong patent portfolio.

You are responsible of the overall process of protection from early conception of the invention thanks to your close interaction with inventors, to drafting of patent application, filing and prosecuting until grant with the support of IP firm in France and abroad.

It is critical for this mission to have a clear and precise understanding of the IP landscape in Eligo’s field. Since the microbiome, CRISPR and bacteriophage fields are evolving rapidly, an integral part of your mission is to follow the science and inventions being developed in these fields and therefore putting Eligo’s inventions in the best possible position. You then rapidly identify any situation that has an impact on Eligo’s activities and inventions, but also have a very strategical and important role in our IP strategy.

Profile we are looking for

We are recruiting not only a patent engineer with a significant experience in drafting patent applications but a highly creative drafter who is willing to bring his/her ambition to Eligo and excited to strengthen the leadership position of Eligo in the microbiome field.

You enjoy spending your day in a stimulating scientific environment at the crossroad of many fields, putting energy to understand the complexity but the beauty of the science. Your obsession is to develop a long-term vision for each invention to optimize one’s monopoly.

As a member of the IP team, you are involved in all IP related matters at Eligo and you make sure your mission is always aligned with the global mission of Eligo. You are ready to challenge the decisions and to be challenged!

You want to bring your experience to a high-level scientific environment and further develop your drafting skills into a competitive field that will have a big impact on human health, you are creative, curious and ambitious in your drafting:



  • PhD, M.Sc or equivalent at minimum, preferably in microbiology/virology/molecular biology/synthetic biology
  • Graduate from CEIPI (optionally French and/or EP patent attorney)
  • Strong attention for detail and accuracy
  • Ability to multi-task without compromising quality and accuracy
  • Effective management of time and effort to meet deadlines
  • Strong interactive skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Strong collaborative attitude essential