Technical Writer

San Diego, CA | Freelance | Job ID #43821 |
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Our client, an innovative biotech company in San Diego, is seeking a TECHNICAL WRITER for a 5-month contract that could extend. This job is on-site only -- no off-site or relocation candidates, please. Candidates will be eligible for health, vision and dental benefits through Onward Search for the duration of the project.

  • Work with R&D and New Product Introduction Teams, to plan, write, and edit technical documentation for a variety of scientific audiences including Quality / Regulatory, Genomic Researchers, Bioinformaticians and lab technicians
  • Collect data by interviewing technical and process specialists, researching written material, attending training and demonstrations, using products, and observing users
  • Independently synthesize and describe complex scientific data, and be well versed in scientific terminology, principles, and publishing standards
  • Generate documents that meet appropriate quality standard, to support formal verification and validation activities
  • Lead and implement changes to improve the collaborative document creation process.
  • Work efficiently and accurately in content management systems, adhering to best practices and departmental standards for terminology, content management, and reuse
  • Coordinate and maintain organized records of all supporting materials, document drafts, and versions
  • Execute on SAP or other ERP systems processing of final documents finished documentation
  • Quickly learn and apply new tools, processes, and standards. Demonstrate adaptability and forward thinking in the face of technological or organizational change
  • Must be organized, attentive to detail, service oriented, and dedicated to delivering documents that adhere to ISO and FDA standards
  • Able to successfully manage multiple projects from concept to release under tight deadlines while coordinating input from numerous sources


  • Expert level experience in with Word, Visio is required
  • English proficiency and excellent grammatical, writing, and editorial skills are required
  • Experience with SAP and Confluence is strongly preferred
  • Experience with Industry Leading collaborative document creation tools preferred
  • Bachelor's Required, Advanced degree in chemistry, biochemistry, material’s or bio-engineering, molecular biology, or genetics preferred
  • 2 to 5 years experience as a technical writer in industry, (biotech, medical device, hardware) focused on scientific or regulatory writing or the equivalent
  • Knowledge and skills typically acquired through previous positions in fast-paced corporate environments which involved responsibility for similar work


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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