Technical Writer
Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc.

Glenview, Illinois

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At Asahi Kasei we believe anyone can buy equipment or build a facility. It is our diverse team members around the globe who will enable us to develop ideas and technologies and capture the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. We look for candidates with a fresh perspective, people with a wide variety of skills who are creative thinkers, enjoy challenges and are driven to excel.

We are currently seeking applications to fill the following job opening at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess where we sell Planova® virus removal filters and develops and manufactures related bioprocess equipment.

Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc.

Job Description:

Asahi Kasei Bioprocess (AKB) supplies pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers with a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to maximize safety and improve yields starting at the development stage up through clinical- and commercial-scale production. Planova™ virus removal filters are defined by quality, consistency and scalability. Additional areas of expertise include liquid chromatography, inline buffer dilution and oligonucleotide synthesis.

We are a growing team (120+) of professionals excited about what we do and our ability to impact healthcare delivery systems worldwide. We offer a "big company" benefits package and a "small company" culture and work environment. Every employee at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America can impact our future.

As an Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America employee, you will enjoy:

  • Competitive compensation with bonuses

  • Great health and wellness benefits

  • Paid time off

  • Strong company match to 401(k) contributions

  • Tuition reimbursement program

  • Company giving and volunteering program

We are seeking a bilingual (English & Japanese) Technical Writer . This person will be responsible for editing scientific and technical documents for our Planova filters and bioprocess product lines for a range of target audiences, including decision makers, quality assurance, process development and end users in the biopharmaceutical industry. The ideal candidate will have a keen aptitude for understanding and communicating scientific and technical information, excellent writing and presentation skills, and the ability to apply those skills on immediate need projects and long-term documentation projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Edit/Proofread technical user documentation for review by internal clients.

  • Draft documentation based on outlines and reference materials.

  • Translate documentation primarily from Japanese to English, but also write in Japanese.

  • Maintain consistency of information and presentation style across documentation types.

  • Stay current with trends in scientific publication and the pharmaceutical industry and engineering technologies.


  • Bachelor of Science degree with a thesis or publication/presentation experience in a scientific/technical field (preferably, chemistry, biology, biotechnology or engineering fields).

  • Japanese language skills (conversation/business email and translation of technical content from Japanese to English).

  • Outstanding English language scientific writing and editing skills.

  • Aptitude for understanding concepts in chemistry, biology and engineering; capability to write accurate and concise text and to create effective visual presentations of scientific and technical concepts.

  • Previous technical writing/editing experience preferred, and experience in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries or quality management is a plus.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to independently and effectively collaborate with experts in various technical fields, many of whom are not native English speakers.

  • Good teamwork and time management skills with ability to manage competing priorities.

  • Ability to occasionally work extended hours to meet deadlines.

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, including use of templates.

  • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is a plus.

  • Familiarity with Trados translation software is a plus.

  • Occasional international travel (Japan) for training and meetings; less than 10% travel.

  • Ability to work at a computer station for extended periods of time.

  • This is an on-site and full-time position (up to half of the time can be work from home).

We believe a diverse workforce is crucial to our growth as a global supplier of advanced materials. Asahi Kasei is an equal opportunity employer.

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