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Technical Writer

Company: Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc.
Location: Glenview
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Asahi Kasei Bioprocess (AKB) supplies pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers with a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to maximize safety and improve yields starting at the development stage up through clinical- and commercial-scale production. Planova--- virus removal filters are defined by quality, consistency and scalability. Additional areas of expertise include liquid chromatography, inline buffer dilution and oligonucleotide synthesis.We are a growing team (120+) of professionals excited about what we do and our ability to impact healthcare delivery systems worldwide. We offer a "big company" benefits package and a "small company" culture and work environment. Every employee at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America can impact our future.As an Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America employee, you will enjoy:

  • Competitive compensation with bonuses
  • Great health and wellness benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Strong company match to 401(k) contributions
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Company giving and volunteering programWe are seeking a bilingual (English & Japanese) Technical Writer. This person will be responsible for editing scientific and technical documents for our Planova filters and bioprocess product lines for a range of target audiences, including decision makers, quality assurance, process development and end users in the biopharmaceutical industry. The ideal candidate will have a keen aptitude for understanding and communicating scientific and technical information, excellent writing and presentation skills, and the ability to apply those skills on immediate need projects and long-term documentation projects.Key Responsibilities:
    • Edit/Proofread technical user documentation for review by internal clients.
    • Draft documentation based on outlines and reference materials.
    • Translate documentation primarily from Japanese to English, but also write in Japanese.
    • Maintain consistency of information and presentation style across documentation types.
    • Stay current with trends in scientific publication and the pharmaceutical industry and engineering technologies.Requirements:
      • Bachelor of Science degree with a thesis or publication/presentation experience in a scientific/technical field (preferably, chemistry, biology, biotechnology or engineering fields).
      • Japanese language skills (conversation/business email and translation of technical content from Japanese to English).
      • Outstanding English language scientific writing and editing skills.
      • Aptitude for understanding concepts in chemistry, biology and engineering; capability to write accurate and concise text and to create effective visual presentations of scientific and technical concepts.
      • Previous technical writing/editing experience preferred, and experience in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries or quality management is a plus.
      • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to independently and effectively collaborate with experts in various technical fields, many of whom do not speak English at an idiomatic level.
      • Good teamwork and time management skills with ability to manage competing priorities.
      • Ability to occasionally work extended hours to meet deadlines.
      • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, including use of templates.
      • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is a plus.
      • Familiarity with Trados translation software is a plus.
      • Occasional international travel (Japan) for training and meetings; less than 10% travel.
      • Ability to work at a computer station for extended periods of time.
      • This is an on-site and full-time position (up to half of the time can be work from home).#LI-BJ1

Keywords: Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc., Glenview , Technical Writer, Advertising , Glenview, Illinois

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