Technical Writer

Job Locations US-MD-Germantown
Role Type
Job ID
Scientific Background
Bioengineering, Biologics, Biology, Bioprocessing, Bioproduction, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Virology


ATCC is seeking a Technical Writer for a hybrid role (2-3 days on-site), who will support the start-up of the new BioProduction lab in Germantown, MD.


The Technical Writer will research, organize, write, and edit information for use in a wide variety of documentation requiring in-depth knowledge and understanding of the cell biology and virology production processes. Prior hands-on experience with cell culture and/or virology techniques is preferred. 




  • Develop, Write, and Review Scientific Documentation: Create and edit material for reports, SOPs, product information sheets, and federal proposals.  Review scientific literature and data to authenticate documented manufacturing specifications.
  • Documentation Creation: Produce instructional manuals, work instructions, protocols and documentation projects.
  • Quality Assurance: Authenticate manufacturing specifications, ensuring accuracy and compliance with ISO standards.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree and 2-5 years' experience or equivalent experience.
  • Prior hands-on experience with cell culture and/or virology techniques is preferred.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Technical writing and editing experience.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and general computer skills required for BioServices website maintenance and data mining.


We Invest in You 


  • Health & Wellness: 
    • Comprehensive medical coverage and company paid Life Insurance, Disability Insurance & AD&D
    • Work life balance with Paid Holidays and PTO
    • Fitness and cell phone subsidies, and additional benefits such as Aflac, legal services, and pet insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program offering around-the-clock counseling
  • Financial security: 
    • 401(a) (6% employer contribution) and 403(b) (2% match) retirement plans
    • Exceptional career advancement opportunities, recognition, and rewards
    • Corporate bonus program
  • Mission Focused:
    • Non-profit organization supporting critical life science research
    • We give scientists the tools they need to make discoveries that improve and save lives
    • Contribute to community involvement and social responsibility


Join ATCC, where we fuel your success, well-being, and development.  We're a mission focused non-profit Equal Opportunity Employer, championing diversity and inclusivity. When you work at ATCC, you become a part of that mission, one we’ve committed to for almost 100 years. Shape the future of science with us. 


ATCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. 


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