Job Description ******************************
Serco IP Services, part of Serco North America, is seeking a Patent
Classifier to review patent applications received from the United
States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the general fields of
Organic chemistry, biology and bio-medical sciences.
This is a great opportunity for a candidate who is seeking a team
driven environment, but is also a strong, independent worker.
Successful candidates are able to make significant contributions to
the patent industry while working in the growing economy and beautiful
surroundings of the Shenandoah Valley in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The
work performed by Serco Patent Classifiers supports a contract with
the USPTO as well as related commercial patent search and analysis
The classifier will be expected to determine appropriate
classifications in accordance with both U.S. and international patent
classification systems through technical knowledge, research, and
Essential Duties and Responsibilities may include:
Learn patent classification, search, and examination processes.
Apply knowledge of classification processes to assign U.S. Patent
Classification (USPC) and Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC)
codes to complex technical subject matter.
Apply knowledge of classification, search, and examination processes
to provide analysis and prepare written reports for patent attorneys
and others in the IP industry.
Use automated systems to perform research and classification
Function in a production-based environment with emphasis on
operating efficiently and accurately at a significant pace.
Work independently with minimal supervision.
Work closely with others in a team environment.
Participate in on-going program training to expand knowledge in
additional technical fields and patent services.
Technical expertise in one or more of the following technologies:
Organic chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceutical compositions,
microbiology, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, catalysts,
polymers, coating materials.
Exceptional analytical skills and attention to detail.
Strong reading comprehension skills.
Strong written communication skills.
Ability to use Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
Ability to work on a computer workstation 8 hours per day.
Prioritizes well, successful in a fast paced environment.
Works well with others, helps other succeed.
Willing to accept and apply feedback from others.
Ability to clearly articulate thought process and logic.
Able to maintain focus for long periods of time.
Quickly learn new things.
Required Skills Education: A Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Biology
and Biochemistry, or related discipline or equivalent mix of education
and experience. Experience: A minimum of 0 2 years work experience
or related civilian/military training in addition to the above
education requirement would be highly beneficial to this position.
Travel: Some travel may be required ******************************
Security Clearance: Applicant selected will be subject to a government
security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for
access to classified information. This position supports a U.S.
Government Contract whose terms require Serco to staff it only with
U.S. Citizens. Serco N.A. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer
Employment Type Full time
Career Level Entry Level
Job ID ********
Company Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc,
one of the world s leading and most admired service companies. Serco
serves Federal, state and local governments, along with the Canadian
government and commercial customers. We help our clients deliver vital
services more efficiently, while increasing the satisfaction of their
end customers. Headquartered in Reston, VA, Serco has approximately
10,000 employees with an annual revenue of $1 billion and is part of a
$6 billion global business that helps transform government and public
services around the world. Serco recognizes that our employees are our
most valuable asset. Our successes directly relate to our employees.
At Serco, we listen, respect and support our employees and through
continuous training, development and information-sharing, we advance
talent internally, enhancing career growth and progression which
enables not only our employees to excel but enables our customers to
excel as well. Our employees personally can make a difference. It is
not just a job at Serco; at Serco, we offer career opportunities. We
invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Sercos people share a
passion for delivering ethical service, innovation, and a commitment
to results. Our focus on Bringing Service to Life is more than a
tagline, it s the way we get things done, the way we talk with each
other, and the way we interact and respect each other. We succeed by
encouraging and generating new ideas. We trust our people to deliver.
We are passionate about building innovative and successful Serco
businesses. Our most powerful tool in improving performance is to
instill a stimulating culture where people feel they can personally
make a difference. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to
diversifying its workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/
Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).
Functional AreaBusiness Process Outsourcing
DepartmentOur services in the Defense business unit support all branches
of the U.S. military and the intelligence community. Our teams provide
a variety of support services related to the maintenance and life
cycle sustainment of US Navy, US Coast Guard and Customs and Border
Patrol fielded C5I systems. We are focused on the design, systems
engineering, project management, procurement, installation, training,
testing, and field maintenance of these systems. We also provide
personnel services to military personnel, military families, and
civilians working for the military. Our capabilities address a wide
range of managed services, as well as the complete military lifecycle
which includes recruitment, to active duty through retirement. And for
the Intel community we have over 300 cleared professionals who serve a
variety of Intelligence Community and Department of Defense customers
who stand on the front lines of defense for our nation. The unit
employee s specialists focused on acquisition and program management,
systems engineering, cyber security, signals and intelligence
analysis, financial management, human capital, and information
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