Danaher Corporation Senior Technical Writer in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Leica Biosystems’ mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. We’re a global leader in cancer diagnostics with the most comprehensive portfolio from biopsy to diagnosis. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. Our associates know that every moment matters when it comes to cancer diagnostics. When you come to work, you’re helping develop solutions that enable accurate diagnoses to turn anxiety into answers. Join our diverse, global team of talented people, and be inspired to grow every day.
Leica Biosystems is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges.
The Senior Technical Writer for Leica Biosystems is responsible for the creation, updating, and facilitating the approval of technical documentation. In addition, your role will be responsible for leading the implementation and maintenance of a content management system (CMS) for technical documentation. This involves working closely with Global IT to ensure the conformity of the system, as well as setting up relevant templates, and updating quality documents and training associated with a global system.
This position is part of the Technical Writing Team within the Product Management function > located in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and will be an on-site role. At Leica Biosystems, our vision is to advance cancer diagnostics and improve lives.
You will be a part of the Technical Writer Team and report to the Technical Writer Manager responsible for the Technical Writing Team both in Newcastle and Amsterdam, to deliver product labeling for medical devices. If you thrive in a fast-paced, multifunctional role and want to work to build a world-class Technical Writing organization—read on.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
Create, update and facilitate the approval of technical documentation (e.g.labels, Instructions for Use (IFU), product notifications.)
Lead the implementation and maintenance of a Content Management System (CMS.)
Coach team members with standard work and the use of Technical Writing tools.
Support/advocate team initiatives to enhance the efficiency and quality of technical content within the Technical Writing team.
The essential requirements of the job include:
Mature project management skills, ability to handle multiple projects with a large number of technical document updates.
Expert level of documentation creation, with attention to detail and consistency.
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, and able to communicate across various organizational levels.
Working knowledge of technical writing tools such as Adobe InDesign, PRISYM, MADcap Flare
It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:
People leading and/or coaching experience
Working knowledge of creating and editing XML files using DITA is required as well as experience using JustSystems XMetaL software a plus.
In-depth experience as a CMS Administrator; experience using Vasont CMS
When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.