Asahi Kasei
  • AK Bioprocess
  • Glenview, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Highly Competitive


About Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc.

Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc. contributes to the US and global biopharmaceutical markets through its close working relationship with its Japanese parent company in the Asahi Kasei group. We are a growing team (70+) 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 with the company paying over 80% of insurance premiums
  • Paid time off
  • Strong company match to 401(k) contributions
  • Tuition reimbursement program

Position Overview: As a Technical Writer, you will be responsible for editing scientific and technical documents for our Planova filters and bioprocess product lines for a range of target audiences, including quality assurance, decision-makers 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Edit/Proofread technical user documents 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.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor of Science degree with a thesis or publication/presentation experience in a scientific/technical field (preferably, chemistry, biotechnology or engineering fields).
  • Outstanding English writing and editing skills.
  • Japanese language skills (conversation/business email and translation of technical content).
  • Previous technical writing/editing experience preferred, and experience in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries or quality management is a plus.
  • Aptitude for understanding and accurately and concisely presenting scientific and technical concepts with appropriate visual presentation.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to independently and effectively collaborate with experts in various technical fields, many of whom are not native English speakers.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work at a computer station for extended periods of time.
  • Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as viewing a computer terminal and visual review of printed materials.
  • Occasional international travel (Japan) for training and meetings; less than 10% travel.
  • This is an on-site and full-time position.
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