Senior Technical Writer - R&D
Danaher - Miami, FL

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OPCO Description

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems are found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world and produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. Hospital laboratories are our core clinical diagnostic customers. Our life science customers include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, universities, medical schools and research institutions. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on six continents. For more than 75 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.


The Senior Technical Writer is responsible for researching, planning, organizing, and writing Design History File deliverables. This position combines knowledge and strong communication skills with technical expertise to generate and maintain development documentation for Medical Devices hardware, software, and chemistry products.

The incumbent acquires and organizes all source material by interviewing subject matter experts and observing engineers/scientists running the product. This person will effectively interpret detailed information and present it in the appropriate manner, drive projects from scheduling and planning, content development and management, and draft reviews through final edit, approval, and release.

The ideal candidate will exercise judgment within technical writing practices and policies by selecting methods, techniques, and technologies to support the documentation processes. Excellent grammar, editing, organization, teamwork, and written and verbal communication skills are a must.

The Senior Technical Writer will understand the concepts of the required deliverables for the Design History File and will be able to incorporate them into effective and compliant quality records. The position involves coordination of the layout and organization of product requirements and traceability to testing. This person will be responsible for summarizing testing outcome by gathering information from electronic and manual logs, gathering anomalies reported, and formulating purpose and overview for Test Summary Reports.

The Senior Technical Writer supports the implementation of methods, tools, technologies and processes with the development team; develops and synthesizes new approaches into appropriate processes; develops, acquires and implements new technical documentation capabilities; and participates in multi-functional cross-site teams.


Bachelor's degree in field with 5+ years experience.

Experienced individual contributor with considerable understanding of work concepts, principles, and practices.

Applies knowledge to achieve functional work objectives.

Typical career level for individual contributors.

Uses complete understanding and wide application of technical concepts, theories, standards, and practices in chosen field and is expanding knowledge or related disciplines.

Full knowledge of industry standards and practices.

Makes material contributions to the completion of specific programs and projects with significant scope that materially impact organizational schedules, resources, and costs.

Decisions and results have moderate impact on function resources and objectives.

Meet regulatory requirements and establish policies and procedures.

Applies analytical skills and independent judgment to develop innovative, practical and consistent solutions to a wide range of complex problems.

Works with minimal guidance and expands knowledge and skill sets beyond own area.

Danaher Overview

Danaher is a diversified technology leader that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial, and commercial customers. Our portfolio of premier brands is among the most highly recognized in each of the markets we serve. Danaher's portfolio is comprised of five reporting segments: Test & Measurement; Environmental; Life Sciences & Diagnostics; Dental; and Industrial Technologies. Driven by a foundation provided by the Danaher Business System, Danaher's 48,000 associates serve customers in more than 125 countries and generated $13.2 billion of revenue in 2010.




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