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We believe it’s possible to have a profound impact on bending the cost curve in healthcare by building a pipeline of innovative medicines and bringing them to market at dramatically lower prices.

Robert Forrester CXO

EQRx believes responsibility can be revolutionary. Want to make a difference while advancing your career? Come join a team that is working towards our bold mission of developing innovative medicines at radically low prices to help people get the medicines they need.

Who We Are:

We're a new kind of biotech, one with a bold mission to bring innovative new medicines at dramatically lower costs.

What You’ll Do:

As the IP Counsel at EQRx,

you’ll be responsible for overseeing all matters pertaining to EQRx’s growing intellectual property (IP) portfolio. You will develop and execute IP strategy for EQRx’s growing pipeline of therapeutics in development and will conduct IP due diligence, patentability, and freedom-to-operate analyses.

You will collaborate with our Rx Creation and other internal teams to identify patentable subject matter and work closely with those teams, outside counsel, and (as applicable) our licensors and collaboration partners to prepare, file, and prosecute worldwide patent applications. Additionally, you’ll provide IP transactional support for our transactions involving the use, transfer, or ownership of IP, including advising on IP risks and opportunities. Further, you will work closely with our marketing and communications teams to drive brand protection by managing EQRx’s trademark portfolio. You will also partner with internal teams to promote awareness of IP and implications on EQRx’s business.

The Impact You Will Have:

This is a critical role on EQRx’s legal team that will support various EQRx teams that are working in furtherance of our vision to remake medicine.

Your Professional Superpowers:

  • You have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university, preferably in biological or chemistry field. An advanced science degree is preferred.
  • You have a JD degree or equivalent.
  • You are admitted to at least one state bar and registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • You have 5+ years of IP advisor experience (including experience in patent preparation and prosecution and IP due diligence), preferably including in-house experience at a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company.
  • You have strong communication and organizational skills.
  • You have sound judgment, including the ability to assess risk.
  • You have excellent organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize multiple projects.
  • You can participate and work effectively on multiple cross-functional teams.
  • You understand relationships are key and have strong interpersonal skills.
  • You are a leader. Teams love working with you, and you are someone who takes pride in mentoring and supporting the careers of others.
  • You’re a team player who is willing to roll-up your sleeves and get the job done.
  • You can thrive in a smaller company environment and love the pace of a fast-growing company.


Are you bold enough?

Your work should matter and allow you the freedom to be 100% you. We spend too much time and effort in our career to not feel excited and proud about what we do and who we do it with. In other words, your career is too important for your next move to be just another job, so let’s work together to change the world and bring affordable medicines to all patients.

We aren’t about a bunch of empty slogans on a wall or words on a coffee cup – you can find that in lots of places. We are a culture of individuals with diverse backgrounds and personalities.

The Champion

Are you ready to build a sustainable pipeline of excellent drugs at much lower prices?

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What does EQRx stand for?

  • EQuality Medicines: Equally good or better, innovative medicines
  • EQuitable Medicines: Making innovative medicines affordable
  • EQual Access: Sustainable, frictionless access for people to cutting-edge medicines

We have a bold mission and are looking for equally bold people who want to join us and help make a difference in the world. If you want to grease the wheel we are definitely not for you. Want to build the wheel? We might be just what you are looking for.

EQRx is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

It’s (mutually) beneficial.

You’re curious about what sets us apart from the rest. What do you get from working at EQRx?

So, let’s start big—working at EQRx means having the opportunity to change the world.

By joining a team that’s remaking medicine development from start to finish, you’re going to enjoy the daily rush of throwing caution to the wind and doing things differently by:

  • Working with the smartest game-changers in the industry
  • Cutting down the red tape of “the way things are done”
  • Seeing and feeling the daily impact of your work
  • Growing as a professional and a person
  • Committing to neverending social responsibility

And, yes—we also have a killer list of things that’ll help you shine as part of the team.

But to us, these are just table stakes.

  • 100% Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • Free snacks and drinks

*As EQRx grows, please note that some of these are subject to change.

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