Technical Writer

New York; Portland, OR, New York; United States
May 23, 2021
Pharm Country
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
We're seeking a Technical Writer to join us in our mission to improve human health and quality of life through the development, distribution, and application of advanced computational methods.

Schrödinger is on the cutting edge of computer-aided drug discovery and materials science. We set the record for the largest and fastest cloud-computing run, and our software suites continue to revolutionize the design of therapeutics and materials. FEP+, WaterMap, Glide, Maestro, and LiveDesign are just a few examples of the programs we've created.

As a member of our Education team, you'll have the unique opportunity to reach scientists across the globe and help integrate the exciting potential of computational drug and materials discovery into an array of research. Importantly, you will have the chance to apply design thinking to improve how scientists access information and answer their own questions regarding the use of Schrödinger software. This role will collaborate with several other teams to make high-quality, user-friendly documentation easily accessible with a goal of enabling researchers to find the answer they need.

Who will love this job:
  • A technical writer who loves learning about computational chemistry, biology, and materials science
  • A process-oriented editor who wants a career outside of academia and governmental agencies
  • A problem-solver who enjoys creating processes and paying attention to detail
  • A quick thinker who can pick up concepts and ideas on the fly
  • A self-motivated organizer with impeccable time management and interpersonal skills
  • A great team player who can also work independently
  • A content editor who's experienced with Flare, Confluence, and/or Jira
  • An excellent writer who enjoys clarifying science and processes for others
  • A savvy programmer who understands both frontend and backend engineering

What you'll do :
  • Work with Schrödinger Support, Product Management, and Development teams
  • Design, create, and organize content to communicate the details of Schrödinger tools
  • Engage in meaningful scientific discussions with internal teams
  • Gain in-depth familiarity with our entire suite of small-molecule, biologics, and materials science software, including packages for docking, molecular simulations, homology modeling, pharmacophore modeling, cheminformatics, and quantum mechanics
  • Distill information from a variety of sources and help users to answer their own questions

What you should have:
  • Technical writing experience with a scientific background in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, physics, materials science, or a related field
  • Interest in small-molecule drug discovery, materials science, biologics and/or informatics
  • Understanding of molecular modeling software tools

Pay and perks:

Schrödinger understands it's people that make a company great. Because of this, we're prepared to offer a competitive salary, stock options, and a wide range of benefits that include healthcare (with dental and vision), a 401k, pre-tax commuter benefits, a flexible work schedule, and a parental leave program. We have catered meals in the office every day, a company culture that is relaxed but engaged, and over a month of paid vacation time. Our Administrative and Human Resources departments also plan a myriad of fun company-wide events. New York is home to our largest office, but we have teams all over the world. Schrödinger is honored to have been selected as one of Crain's New York Best Places to Work for the past three years running.

Sound exciting? Apply today and join us! In addition to a resume in PDF format, please provide a cover letter explaining why you think you would be a great fit for the Education team.

As an equal opportunity employer, Schrödinger hires outstanding individuals into every position in the company. People who work with us have a high degree of engagement, a commitment to working effectively in teams, and a passion for the company's mission. We place the highest value on creating a safe environment where our employees can grow and contribute, and refuse to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, age, disability, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, sexual and reproductive health decisions, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. To us, "diversity" isn't just a buzzword, but an important element of our core principles and key business practices. We believe that diverse companies innovate better and think more creatively than homogenous ones because they take into account a wide range of viewpoints. For us, greater diversity doesn't mean better headlines or public images - it means increased adaptability and profitability.