Senior Technical Writer

New York; Portland, OR, New York; United States
Jul 06, 2021
Pharm Country
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
We're seeking a Senior 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. You'll also have the chance to lead a technical writing team and 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.

Please note : This position can be based in either New York or Portland. Once our offices can reopen safely, this role will be subject to our company-wide hybrid work schedule requiring three days of in-office work per week.

Who will love this job:
  • An experienced technical writer with an interest in computational chemistry, biology, and materials science
  • A skilled editor who wants a career outside of academia and governmental agencies
  • A problem-solver who enjoys creating processes
  • A quick thinker who can pick up concepts and ideas on the fly
  • A self-motivated organizer with strong 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
  • 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:
  • Experience in creating and/or redesigning software documentation
  • Three to five years of 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 software development and release cycles

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'd be a great fit for the Education team. We will not consider any applications that do not include this cover letter.

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.

We've been working remotely from across the world over the past year because the health and safety of our employees is paramount. Nonetheless, we have kept Schrödinger's outstanding culture going through a series of online fitness classes, trivia nights, happy hours, and so much more.

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.