IP Intern (Quantum Computing) – 1 Year Fixed Term Contract

IP Intern (Quantum Computing) Opportunity – 1 year fixed term contract – London (part remote working)

Calling all students of quantum computing.  If you enjoy an intellectual challenge and would like to work with innovators at the cutting-edge of physics-based technologies, then this intern opportunity could be ideal for you.

Highly-rated intellectual property law firm AA Thornton IP LLP has an exciting opportunity for students of quantum computing, who have completed (or soon will complete) an MSc or PhD in quantum computing.

The firm is offering this unique opportunity to explore the career paths within the IP profession, and to get some hands on experience in working with some of the leading names in the Intellectual Property profession.


Why become an intern at AA Thornton?

You will become part of an award-winning team working with one of the world’s leading developers of quantum computing software and hardware, where you will utilise your quantum computing knowledge.  You will have exposure to a range of clients who are pushing the boundaries of patentability in computer-related inventions, communications, electrical/electronic engineering and other physics-based technologies.

This is a unique opportunity for the right candidate to reap the benefits of working and learning in a friendly, supportive and stimulating environment with like-minded individuals, which will enable you to be excellently placed to apply for a range of roles within the IP profession.


What are we looking for?

Our ideal candidate will have at least a first university degree in computer science, physics or a related discipline and will have a good level of knowledge and interest in quantum computing and other computer-related technologies, and an ability to work with Latex files.

The key qualities we are seeking from an intern include:

  • An ability to analyse and accurately summarise technical documents
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written, including the communication of complex technical concepts in a clear and concise way
  • The ability to work independently (including remotely) as well as part of a team
  • An appetite for working hard and being an integral part of a highly-qualified team
  • Well organised and reliable

It is our aim to create the very best solutions for our clients’ and in order to deliver a focussed client service, it is important that the individuals we employ are pro-active in contributing ideas, creating solutions and seeing them through.


What are we offering?

Interns receive a range of work, which encompasses a variety of technical areas and clients that is tailored to their unique skill set and learning aspirations.  The firm actively encourages interns to take advantage of our in-house programme of training and talks and to pro-actively seek out colleagues from across the firm who can provide mentoring and advice that will support them in their future career aspirations.

At AA Thornton it is our people who make the difference, and therefore we take a person centred approach to ensure that our interns are fully supported, and their individual needs are taken into consideration.  To facilitate this, interns are assigned to a qualified Patent Attorney, who provides mentoring, support and guidance and a point of contact.  We also work hard to ensure our internal communication, our wellbeing and inclusion strategies are a business priority and underpin our belief that everyone should be able to bring their whole self to work.  We are committed to recruiting the very best talent from diverse pool, providing training and putting in place appropriate adjustments, to nurture that talent.  We offer flexible working have a truly agile workforce post pandemic.  It is an exciting time to join the firm.

Visit our website at www.aathornton.com, to find out what our clients our saying about us and meet our team of attorneys.

Please apply by email with your CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role, to Karen Genuardi, Head of People at recruitment@aathornton.com