IP Search Engineer

Date: Sep 29, 2022

Location: US

Company: American Chemical Society

CAS uses intuitive technology, unparalleled scientific content and unmatched human expertise to help companies create groundbreaking innovations that benefit the world. As the scientific information solutions division of the American Chemical Society, CAS manages the largest curated reservoir of scientific knowledge, and for 115 years, has helped innovators mine, assess and apply that information to keep businesses thriving. The CAS team is global, diverse, endlessly curious and strives to make scientific insights accessible to innovators worldwide.


CAS is currently seeking an IP Search Engineer. This position will be located in the US.


Position Summary

Responsible for performing the intellectual effort for the CAS Search Service projects and services related to enhanced patent searching services in chemistry and related sciences provided to external customers by performing structure, literature and sequence searches for Chemical, BioTech and Pharmaceutical Companies and IP Law firms.


Position Responsibilities:

  1. Serves as a confidential resource with regard to technical, policy, and procedural matters related to quoting search projects for customers, and performing prior-art, patentability, and other searches.
  2. Analyzes scientific and technical data from electronic sources, catalogs, inventories, chemical libraries, customer orders, and documents to perform patent searches.
  3. Analyzes business data from various print and electronic sources to understand the competitive environment and to recommend new products and process improvements.
  4. Communicates with internal and external customers, which will include information professionals and patent attorneys.
  5. Has knowledge of computer tools, search techniques, and electronic data processing.  Uses multiple computer and electronic tools and may develop computer tools to ensure effective, high quality searches.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or related science (Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering), Advanced Degree (M.S., MLS, PhD) preferred
  • 7 or more years of demonstrated experience with STN, MARPAT and/or chemical, biological sequence searching experience, searching experience on free and commercial databases
  • Advanced level use STN and familiarity with CAS products, services and databases
  • Demonstrated experience with analysis and summarizing large amounts of technical data
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills; specifically customer interaction
  • Strong skills in proactive planning, attention to detail, and responsiveness
  • High degree of discretion
  • Experience with business or customer relationship management systems (i.e. SAP, SQL, Oracle, CRM, Salesforce.com)


CAS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including a generous vacation plan, medical, dental, vision insurance plans, and employee savings and retirement plans. Candidates for this position must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future. EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

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