Medical/Scientific/Technical Writer

What is Bigfoot Biomedical?
 
Bigfoot believes people living with insulin-requiring diabetes deserve relief from its daily burden. We envision a world where the emotional, mental, physical, and financial burden of diabetes has been significantly reduced. We are passionately dedicated to delivering simpler, safer, and more effective solutions for life with insulin.
 
We are personally committed to the mission of improving the lives of people with diabetes through the application of smart technology. We bring deep and nuanced understanding of customer needs, demonstrated technical capabilities in developing and commercializing technology, and proven business acumen in funding and growing startups into profitable publicly traded enterprises.
 
What we are building at Bigfoot Biomedical
 
Bigfoot is building diabetes management solutions integrating data, software, smart devices, and people. This is your chance to join a small but very talented team!

The Medical/Scientific/Technical Writer is a key member of a team creating clinical, regulatory and user-facing content about significant risk medical devices used to manage insulin-requiring diabetes. 
What will you do at Bigfoot Biomedical?

 

What you do here at Bigfoot will largely be defined by your existing skills and desire to grow to help us achieve the above. We have an employee-friendly working environment that provides bike racks and showers, lunch and snacks, and flexible hours. Our culture helps us stay focused on our goals.
 
We have competitive benefits. We have a great team culture. We understand that we all need to succeed as a team. We have fun while we're building a solution we can be proud of.

 

If you're ready to make a dent in the universe, join the mission, and feel like what you do every day isn't just a job, come talk to us!

 

Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc., provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Experience in medical, scientific and technical writing that is clear and focused, for various intended audiences (i.e., regulatory agencies, health care providers and people with insulin-requiring diabetes). 
    • Prepare, edit and summarize clinical research documentation for submission to regulatory agencies (such as FDA); produce high-quality documentation that meets applicable regulatory standards. 
    • Effective use of on-line research databases, such as Pubmed, and developing research summaries including reports of prior investigations.
    • •Expertise in medical device labeling materials including design and content for instructions for use (IFU). 
    • Develop innovative approaches for simplifying and explaining complex information.
    • Create customer-facing user manuals, getting started guides, and other instructional content that helps end-users understand, use, troubleshoot, and maintain diabetes management systems. 
    • Participate in the design, development, evaluation, and alignment of content. For example, partner with subject matter experts and graphic artists to outline and develop user guide content and related experiences.
    • Support user testing of content and identify opportunities for improvement. For example, partner with human factors engineering to conduct a usability test, support the analysis of findings, and recommend/implement appropriate changes to the content.
    • Review and peer-edit the work of other writers to ensure high quality standards. 
    • Develop an excellent understanding of Bigfoot’s product offerings by studying product samples, analyzing requirements and specifications, and discussing and collaborating with product managers, designers, engineers, and other staff.
    • Develop an in-depth, empathetic understanding of Bigfoot’s target customers and their needs.
    • Maintain organized records and files of work and previous document revisions, and standardize content across platforms and media.

    Must haves we are looking for:

    • 3+ years experience working in a cross functional clinical/medical/regulatory/R&D environment creating clear and compelling clinical, regulatory and end-user-focused documentation and communications.
    • Expertise with health care and medical communication.
    • Ability to work well as part of a team and as an individual contributor.
    • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud, including InDesign; Microsoft Office Suite; and other related software programs to create documentation and user-facing content.
    • Superior writing skills and meticulous attention to detail.
    • Solid project management skills.
    • Experience in electronic publication formats.

    We'd prefer if you also had:

    • A “doer” personality who is biased toward action, a great collaborator, a master simplifier, and constantly pushing toward clarity. 
    • Grittiness: an eagerness to tackle projects hands-on. 
    • Flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced, start-up environment, and a willingness to take on additional duties. 
    • Proven ability to creatively solve challenges. 
    • Results-driven and goal-oriented mindset.
    • Positive attitude and collaborative approach.
    • Familiarity with principles of user-centered design. 
    • Availability to work from Bigfoot’s headquarters in San Jose, CA >80% of the time.

    Educational Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, Technical Communication, English, Education or related field is required. 
    • Master’s degree preferred. 
    • Equivalent combination of experience and education.