What You Need to Know

Hiring for the technical advisor program is bifurcated into two tracks: Engineering and Life Sciences. Steven Pepe and Melissa Rones manage the hiring process for each of the tracks, respectively.

On-campus interviews at the following schools: U.C. Berkeley, Caltech, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, MIT and Stanford.

Resume collections at the following schools: Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Harvard, Illinois, Princeton, UT Austin and USC

Technical Advisors with Engineering Degrees

  • Preferred degrees: Electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, and biomedical engineering. Students/graduates at the B.S. – Ph.D. levels are eligible.
  • Offices hiring: Boston, New York, Silicon Valley, and Washington D.C.

Technical Advisors for Life Sciences

  • Preferred degrees: Biology and chemistry Ph.D.s with a background in synthetic organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, immunology, pharmacology, neurobiology, molecular biology, cellular biology and/or biochemistry.  
  • Offices hiring: Boston and New York offices.

Please note: The firm does not accept submissions from legal search firms or other recruiters for technical advisor positions.

Ropes & Gray is a full service 1,200+ attorney firm with offices in Boston, New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Chicago, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai and Seoul. Ropes & Gray’s IP practices have been recognized as among the world’s elite by Chambers and The Legal 500 in the United States and Asia. IAM Patent 1000 ranked Ropes & Gray’s IP practices among the best in the world in 2017, and the U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” guide for 2017 ranked Ropes & Gray in the top tier nationally for patent law, trademark law, and intellectual property litigation. Ropes & Gray has been ranked by Vault 2018 as one of the top five “Best Law Firms to Work For,” and first for diversity and formal training, as well as in the top five in categories relating to firm culture, prop bono, compensation, informal training and associate satisfaction.

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