Technical Writer - 12 month contract in Nationwide Australia at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 8/14/2019

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Job ID: LEI005284

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit  for more information.


Working closely with the Leica Technical Writers and R&D team, you are responsible for the development and updating of all technical documentation for the Advanced Staining Instruments Strategic Business Unit.

The primary job purpose is to develop clear and concise technical information for user manuals, help files on- and off-line and service documentation for field associates and global support.

You must have/develop detailed knowledge of the mechanics and science behind the instrumentation and related software, as well as a highly developed skill set in written and visual communications. 

Your role requires close alignment with Innovation, Product Development, Engineering and Marketing Groups for technical documentation and compliance, as it pertains to those documents and the company.

Major Responsibilities
• Written and visual communication of complex medical device equipment into clear and concise outputs for internal and external use
• Organize material and complete writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology
• Review published materials and recommend revisions or changes in scope, format, content, and methods of reproduction
• Create and select images to illustrate material
• Assist in laying out material for publication

• In-depth understanding of internal development procedures and external global compliance needs
• Ability to liaise with external agencies such as translators
• Keeping up-to-date with changing global trends within the medical device environment

• Ability to understand the mechanics behind the development and updating of instrument platforms and associated software
• Ability to establish and foster relationships with technical development groups and product development personnel
• Observe production, developmental, and experimental activities to determine operating procedure and detail
• Study drawings, specifications, mock-ups, and product samples to integrate and delineate technology, operating procedure, and production sequence and detail
• Assess product development to identify gaps and need for revisions in previously published materials and development of new material
• Comprehensive understanding of modern, sophisticated technical writing tools –MadCap Flare, Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat etc.

Job Requirements



• Professional experience of 5+ years of relevant technical writing in a regulated environment

• Bachelor Degree in Communications or similar relevant background

• Native English speaker, with the ability to write clearly and accurately

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Meticulous attention to detail

Highly Desirable:

• Formal professional/technical writing training, such as Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing

• Understanding of the clinical diagnostics field

• Experience with FDA and other regulatory bodies with regard to compliant technical writing

• Self-motivated

• Active learner - understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making

• Possess good problem-solving skills - identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions

• Demonstrates good judgment and decision making - considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

• Organised, with good time-management skills

• Able to manage and adjust based on changing priorities

• Experience of developing multimedia-based learning projects, including animation, audio, video, interactive elements etc.

To Apply:
Leica Biosystems is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. We firmly believe that our employees drive the success of the company. With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities.  As a Leica Biosystems employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver your best. 
If you are ready for this challenge, submit your resume for consideration.
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Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.


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