Charles River Analytics Technical Writer, 3-week Contract to Hire in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technical Writer, 3-week Contract to Hire

at Charles River Analytics

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Cambridge, MA

Note: This is a contract-to-hire position. After an initial 3-week trial period, the candidate will transition immediately into a full-time role, provided performance expectations are met and the company hiring need still exists.

We are looking for a Technical Writer to help us produce documentation for Science and Technology R&D projects. As a Technical Writer at Charles River Analytics, you will be responsible for creating technical documentation for our projects, including final reports and user guides. You will also have significant editing responsibilities for other written deliverables, including proposals and marketing materials.

The successful candidate has an academic or professional background in a STEM field with a deep interest in writing, or is an experienced writer of scientific, medical, or technical content. You must enjoy working independently, be self-motivated, and love to learn about scientific domains and technologies. You must be able to handle concurrent assignments that have quick turnaround times under strict deadlines with a professional and positive attitude.

This position requires a flexible work schedule; work occasionally occurs after normal business hours to meet anticipated delivery deadlines.

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Create documentation for projects across many scientific areas of research

  • Convert highly technical source materials into an easy-to-understand and streamlined narrative

  • Edit proposals and deliverables so that the content is direct, easy to read, and compelling, while maintaining technical accuracy

  • Support the training of technical staff on technical writing best practices

  • Ensure that deliverables meet contractual requirements


  • U.S. citizenship is required

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Strong attention to detail; ability to edit and proofread your own work

  • Ability to quickly learn and understand highly technical content in a number of different fields and domains

  • Excellent writer and verbal communicator, obsessive about technical accuracy

  • Proactive and open-minded attitude to resolving problems and delivering results

  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking abilities

  • Willingness to help create, maintain, and adhere to style guides and standard processes

  • Ability to work effectively and independently to manage multiple tasks in parallel

  • Demonstrated initiative, self-motivation, and self-discipline

  • Flexibility to work extended hours during peak times

Candidates should be prepared to provide writing samples.


Charles River Analytics offers competitive compensation plus bonus with an attractive benefits package including: up to 90% employer-paid medical and 100% employer-paid dental, vision, life and disability insurance, profit sharing, paid maternity/paternity leave, tuition reimbursement, monthly gym allowance, free parking, generous paid time off, and a casual environment. We are also accessible by public transportation.