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Japanese Patent Content Specialist (Life Sciences)

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Bayan Baru, Penang

About The Job

Main Purpose of Job:  
  • The role of the Content Specialist of Japanese Machine Assisted Translation (MAT) team covers all data quality related functions in the Linguistic related projects and roles to translate mainly Japanese patents into English.  Support effective management and champion for continuous improvement of our quality driven operational workflow. Improve translated Japanese patent content by optimizing the use of editorial resource, our workflow and operational practice and by providing oversight of the master dictionaries and pre-processing.  This position owns the responsibilities to improve Japanese to English (J to E) and English to Japanese (E to J) MAT results. 
  • Participate quality assurance checks for the translation of assignee, inventor, agent names of Japanese patent and Trademark applicant names. 
  • Participate quality assurance checks of weekly Japanese patents translation and performs dictionary registrations and adjustment of original writing to improve the translation quality within the expected time line. 
  • Coordinate and participate in planning quality control activities of the (J to E) MAT and (E to J) MAT 
  • Expertly performs duties related to the quality enhancement of the MAT results 
  • Liaison with technology team on (J to E) and (E to J) MAT Quality Control matters 
  • Propose (J to E) and (E to J) MAT data quality enhancements 
  • Drive resolutions of a broad range of problems related to the MAT quality 
  • Act as a mentor and train others at all levels 
  • Provide analysis and suggestions for process and content improvements as part of daily role or through participation in project teams. 
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as requested by your manager on a permanent or temporary basis. 
Contacts:  Japan Team, IP Solutions Front End Team (London), Operations Manager First Level Data Operations (Munich), Customer Service Helpdesk, other Clarivate employees as needed. 

Job Requirements

  1. Excellent read and written Japanese and excellent read, spoken and written English. 
  2. A Biology, Chemistry, Electro-engineering or Electro-communication related degree required; masters/advanced degree preferred.
  3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  4. Previous experience in quality control is preferable.
  5. A customer-driven approach and good commercial awareness. 
  6. Effective time management and organizational skills with the ability to set priorities and achieve deadlines and targets. 
  7. A team player with the ability to work under own initiative, driving concept to conclusion. 
  8. Excellent interpersonal skills. 
  9. Problem identification and solving skills. 
  10. Visible “can do” approach to work and positive attitude to change. 

Our Culture


It’s never been a more exciting time to join Clarivate as we build our brand new, state-of-the-art Global Business Center in Penang.  We offer a 9-week initial training program that will set you up for success as well as ongoing training opportunities that will take your career to the next level.  As a new and growing Global Business Center, our Penang location will provide an opportunity to accelerate and develop your career in numerous directions.  With an attractive base salary, a performance-based bonus and an opportunity to participate in our Customer Delight share program, it’s an exciting time to be joining us.  

We’re a values-driven organization and are looking for individuals who share and want to uphold our values:  Aim for greatness, Value every voice and Own your actions.  


Clarivate is a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation. We have built some of the most trusted brands across the innovation lifecycle, including the Web of Science™, Cortellis™, DRG, Derwent™, CompuMark™, MarkMonitor™ and Techstreet™. Today, Clarivate is on a bold entrepreneurial mission to help our clients reduce the time from new ideas to life-changing innovations. For more information, please visit

We employ more than 6000 colleagues in 43 countries.  Clarivate is a public company. We are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the tickers NYSE: CCC; CCC.WS.  

Clarivate is looking to stand up a world-class Customer Service organization with team members who have the perfect blend of strategic and creative thinking to support our global customers.