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Accelerating the mastery of biology to advance human health

Scientific Technical Writer - (Single Cell Genomics)

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At 10x Genomics, accelerating our understanding of biology is more than a mission for us. It’s a commitment. This is the century of biology, and the breakthroughs we make now have the potential to change the world.

We enable scientists to advance their research, allowing them to address scientific questions they didn’t even know they could ask. Our tools have enabled fundamental discoveries described in over 1000 peer-reviewed publications across multiple application areas, including cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

Our teams are empowered and encouraged to follow their passions, pursue new ideas, and perform at their best in an inclusive and dynamic environment. The innovations and discoveries that we enable together will lead to better technologies, better treatments, and a better future. Find out how you can make a 10x difference.

About the role:

We are seeking a creative, collaborative, and results-oriented individual to join our Technical Communications group. This is a small and effective group specializing in creating high quality and technically accurate customer-facing content, ensuring a seamless and intuitive user experience for 10x Genomics’ customers. The role involves working closely with multiple teams, including R&D and Technical Support, to generate document portfolios for multiple product lines in a fast-paced environment.

As a Technical Writer, you will have a strong background in sciences with excellent technical writing skills. You will be a quick learner, a methodical and organized worker with unfailing attention to detail, and excel at managing multiple priorities. Writing creativity will be required to generate documents that maximize product performance and enhance the customer experience. Developing an understanding of diverse product portfolios along with user requirements will be key in contributing to new content presentation styles and formats. Proficiency in content creation and content management tools along with the ability to learn and apply new tools, processes, and standards will be required.

What you will be doing:

  • Write and edit high quality, clear, concise, and consistent customer-facing technical publications, like User Guides, for diverse product portfolios in a fast-paced environment
  • Effectively partner with multiple stakeholders to gather input and implement specific changes in documents
  • Integrate various sources of information into documents with a uniform style and language in alignment with the company style guide
  • Use a Document Control System to coordinate document review, approval, and release
  • Manage multiple product document portfolios under tight timelines, with the flexibility to shift priorities
  • Develop an understanding of products and users to generate and implement creative document presentation styles and formats, improving user experience

Required Skills:

  • Masters degree in a life science discipline or equivalent
  • At least one to two years wet lab bench experience
  • Minimum of two years writing experience, generating clear, concise, and technically accurate content for targeted audiences (writing journal articles, grant applications, and/or thesis may also count towards experience)
  • Extremely organized with excellent time- and project-management skills
  • Excellent skills in interpersonal communication, relationship building, and collaboration
  • Knowledge of general materials and methods used when working in a wet lab
  • Proficiency in English with excellent grammatical and editorial skills is a must

Desired Skills and Background:

  • Familiarity with single cell genomics products and research
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite, particularly Adobe Indesign, is a plus

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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Health package

We offer a competitive and comprehensive health benefits package.

Family oriented

We support our employees with family friendly policies like parental leave, and other benefits.

Equity in 10x

10x wants every employee to have an ownership stake and equity is a part of our package.

Flexible pto

We recognize hard work and believe in well-deserved time off.

Healthy living

Refresh yourself with healthy snacks provided daily and a walking/exercise trail in a beautiful setting out our back door.

A learning environment

Professional development is a high priority at 10x. We value continuous learning.

Innovative team

Collaborate with highly skilled colleagues in a stimulating cross disciplinary environment.

Work hard, play hard

Life isn't all about work and we celebrate that.

10x Genomics at a glance

Accelerating the mastery of biology to advance human health

10x Genomics focuses on Biotechnology, Healthcare, Medical, and Genetic Testing. Their company has offices in California. They have a large team that's between 501-1000 employees. To date, 10x Genomics has raised $222.6M of funding; their latest round was closed on September 2019 at a valuation of $4B.

You can view their website at https://10xgenomics.com or find them on Twitter.