Technical Writer (ADX-365-20) at ArcherDX

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Technical Writer (ADX-365-20)
 
COMPANY SUMMARY:
 
In October 2020, Invitae Corporation (NYSE: NVTA) combined with ArcherDX, a genomic analysis company specializing in cancer diagnostics and monitoring, to create a leading comprehensive medical and cancer genetics company. As a combined company, Invitae, is bringing world-class genetic testing and diagnostics into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people. Our goal is to aggregate the world’s genetic tests into a single service with higher quality and accuracy, faster turnaround time and actionable results. Learn more at invitae.com and archerdx.com.
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Technical writer position is responsible for documentation of processes and specifications utilized in the Operations department. They will work closely with Manufacturing, Quality Control/Assurance, Research & Development, Engineering and Logistics teams to translate processes into approved internal documents. They will author and revise internal documents and identify areas of improvement. In addition, this role is responsible for the scheduling and resource management of incoming and ongoing projects for the technical writing team. This position supervises part-time and contractor level employees.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Job performance will involve a variety of activities including:
  • Understand processes from both the perspective of the user and the quality system.
  • Translate the needs of the user into functional process documents while maintaining compliance with regulatory and quality requirements.
  • Translate and iterate on documents from manufacturing, quality control/assurance, R&D, engineering and logistics departments to an IVD (in-vitro diagnostic)/cGMP environment.
  • Project management of documentation revisions.
  • Author and revise documentation.
  • Assist in documentation hierarchical organization.
  • Work across departments to ensure needs are met and that input is incorporated in documentation, including:
    • Process Development
    • R&D
    • Manufacturing
    • Logistics
    • Purchasing
    • Quality Control
    • Quality Assurance
    • Regulatory
    • Assay Development
    • Engineering
  • Maintain global tracking of documents within the technical writing team.
  • Assess new requests for level of effort and time/resource allocation.
  • Assign projects/tasks out to technical writing team for timely completion.
  • Point of contact cross-functionally for status of documentation projects.
  • Supervise contract and part-time technical writers.
  • Create and execute training and onboarding of new technical writing staff.
  • Track to and adhere to regulations, standards and guidances that govern the processes documented within the Operations department umbrella (e.g., 21 CFR 820, ISO13485, etc.)
  • Review, understanding, and compliance with ArcherDX HIPAA Security policies and procedures.
  • Safeguarding the privacy and security of protected health information and European Union personal data.
  • Processing and handling of European Union personal data only as directed by ArcherDX for purposes of personalized molecular pathology.

EXPERIENCE:
  • 2+ years in an industry setting
  • 1+ year of technical or scientific writing experience
  • 2+ years of laboratory experience (preferred)
  • Experience managing multiple projects, resources, and/or teams.
  • Experience in cGMP and ISO9001 environments
  • Must have demonstrated expertise in authoring SOPs or similar process directed documentation
  • Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat
  • Flowcharting software (preferred)

KEY ATTRIBUTES:
  • Self-starter
  • Driven to perform
  • Self-directed: needs little explicit direction and no hand-holding
  • Able to organize and prioritize a diverse set of responsibilities to ensure that focus on the success of the company is achieved
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Strong science acumen
  • Ability to multitask and work within a fast-paced dynamic team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, team working, and leadership skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills; able to anticipate and recognize problems, diagnose root causes and take corrective action to prevent a recurrence.
  • Experience with good manufacturing practice and good document practice.

EDUCATION:
  • BS in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or related field or, BS in English, writing, journalism or related field.

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Location

Conveniently located minutes from downtown Boulder via Pearl Street or the Goose Creek Path. Easily commutable from all directions.

An Insider's view of ArcherDX

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Collaborative - when I walk through the ArcherDX office at any time of day, I can see cross-functional collaboration in action. Our team members are constantly connecting in structured and unstructured meetings to solve problems and achieve goals.

Sarah

Corporate Recruiter

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration between functional groups is key to the Logistics team's success at Archer. Working closely with Sales, Manufacturing, Assay Development, Customer Support, Finance and QA allows us to provide better customer service by improving our processes, troubleshoot, brainstorm new ideas, learn from each other and share our best "dad" jokes.

Judy

Logistics Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Creativity requires a break from the routine and the screen. Here at Archer the team gets creative through walks to the food trucks, lunch runs, climbing gym sessions or a few end of the week craft brews. Some of our best algorithms were developed or refined on the climbing gym mat.

Aaron

VP of Bioinformatics and Commercial Development

What are ArcherDX Perks + Benefits

ArcherDX Benefits Overview

ArcherDX offers a competitive and generous benefit package including:

• Medical PPO or HMO and Dental-82% of monthly premium covered by the company
• Optional vision, life, FSA, dependent care plans
• Basic AD&D, Short and Long Term disability-covered 100% by the company
• 160 hours PTO per calendar after three months of service
• 6-weeks parental leave covered 100% by the company
• 401K with company match with potential of up to $2000/year
• 2019 bonus - 5% based on company objectives (for non-commissioned employees)
• Company stock options for all employees
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Ecopass

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Archer sponsors family oriented events annually. This year, we had our summer picnic at the Boulder Reservoir.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Archer hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5250.
Cross functional training encouraged
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