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Job Opportunity: Scientific Technical Writer, Cayman Chemical Company, Ann Arbor, MI

Posted by on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in Job Opportunities .

Scientific Technical Writer

Req # : TECHN01313
Posted Jan 8, 2021
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108 USA

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Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Cayman Chemical Company supplies scientists worldwide with the resources necessary for advancing human and animal health.  We offer a vast product catalog that is constantly growing to meet the needs of our clients.  Additionally, we provide service programs that include comprehensive solutions to drive clients’ projects to completion.

Our mission is to make research possible.  That starts by employing a talented and highly qualified group of experts that develop the tools to support research scientists.

Currently, we are looking to add a Scientific Technical Writer to our team:

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Writes accurate and properly formatted product descriptions for biochemicals, antibodies, and proteins
  • Assigns product classifications to large collections of products based on type or research area as determined by the Marketing Department
  • Interfaces with other departments to make insert template changes, format new templates, and update existing marketing materials
  • Writes background and proofreads Assay Kit Booklets according to Cayman guidelines
  • Proofreads first drafts of product descriptions and provides feedback to the writer
  • Represents Technical Writer group on cross functional teams
  • Develops skill set to eventually diagnose inefficiencies within the tech writing routines and proposes solutions
  • Establishes a foundation of knowledge that will lead to writing articles for current issues, product flyers, and website material


  • Education – Ph.D. in life sciences discipline (biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, immunology, etc.) with a strong background in pharmacology a necessity
  • Experience – 1-2 years of technical science writing experience is preferred
  • Ability to prioritize tasks (e.g. writing inserts, booklets, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently
  • Travel to 1 scientific meeting annually for professional development

What we Provide 

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and disability insurance plans
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care (FSA)
  • Generous paid time-off (starting at 4 weeks) for vacations, sick and/or personal reasons
  • Fun employee events all year long
  • Over 10 paid holidays per year
  • Education assistance
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Employee assistance program
  • Casual dress
  • Onsite Gym Facility

Cayman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer. Cayman does not discriminate with regard to employment decisions based on an employee’s or applicant’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, height, weight, disability, genetic information, citizenship, marital status, protected veteran status, or other protected characteristic. This includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, disciplining, promoting, transferring, or terminating employees.

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