Technical Writer – Menlo Park

Organization: GRAIL
Contact Name: Joe Scalisi
Address: 1525 O’Brien, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone Number: 650-542-0372
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Job Title: Technical Writer
Job Duration: Full Time, Long Term

GRAIL is using the power of high-intensity sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state of the art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology and develop blood tests for early-stage cancer detection. We are seeking passionate and talented individuals to join us in realizing our mission, which has the potential to dramatically reduce the global burden of cancer.

GRAIL is hiring our first technical writer to assist us in the documentation of our technical environment. This role will be responsible for documenting our technical environment for compliance audits as well as communicating complex technical information clearly to an audience of software engineers and clinical professionals. This will include working with internal and external customers to write release notes and user guides. This individual will work closely with our software engineering and product management teams.

You Will:

  • Be the foundation for our technical documentation, employ best practices, and structure to ensure our customers can easily navigate our technical environment
  • Create user manuals for clinical trial partners, as well as internal customers
  • Document APIs for internal and external technical teams
  • Participate in the development of technical tools and documentation to expedite deployment and improve customer experience

Your Background Should Include:

  • 5 years of experience in documenting enterprise software, preferably in the life science industry
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to adapt your message to the technical level of the audience
  • Strong grammar and spelling skills
  • Understanding of active voice and imperative mood
  • Pragmatic
  • Knowledge and experience supporting large-scale clinical studies
  • Ability to work well in a cross-functional and geographically dispersed team of engineers and scientists
  • Desire to help write and edit technical documents
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