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Technical Writer (Biotechnology)

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The Technical Writer will work with cross-functional teams on a contract basis to produce approximately 22 qPCR white papers demonstrating equivalence data before and after a manufacturing change. The technical writer will apply his or her writing, editing, graphics, layout and project management skills to producing the series of white papers to meet project timelines. A successful writer will be a team player with a positive attitude and a commitment to quality.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop the white paper templates for key product groupings based on input provided by subject-matter experts, product managers, and other project team members.
  • Write clearly and concisely to meet the needs of the target audience.
  • Work with subject matter experts to edit graphics, tables and data figures for use in the documents.  
  • Where needed, manage submission and review cycles of artwork to an internal MarCom group for final editing.
  • Produce white paper documents in Microsoft Word.
  • Manage review cycles to ensure timely feedback by stakeholders.
  • Participate in project meetings as necessary.
  • Work with minimal supervision and manage time effectively.
  • Manage multiple documentation projects simultaneously.
  • Release documentation according to our site processes.
  • Follow all processes, style guides, templates, and corporate branding guidelines.


    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., physical science, English, or technical communication) preferred; professional experience will be considered in lieu of this
  • 2 years of experience writing technical or process documentation
  • Understanding of basic principles of qPCR highly preferred
  • Ability to organize information logically
  • Ability to write clearly, concisely, and accurately
  • Keen attention to detail and high regard for quality
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Word and preferably some of the following: Illustrator, CorelDRAW, and Photoshop
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong project management, relationship management, and critical thinking skills

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