Scientific Technical Writer

3380 Mitchell Ln, Boulder, CO 80301
$62,000 to $84,000 per year plus bonus, 401k, health insurance, paid vacation + more benefits
Nov 10, 2019
Entry Level
Metro Area
Full Time

Job Summary

RadiaSoft is seeking an early career technical writer with a strong scientific background and an interest in marketing. Effective collaboration with technical, marketing and management personnel is required.

Responsibilities and Duties

The Scientific Technical Writer must effectively convey complex scientific concepts and software technologies to a broad audience. Writing and editing of text is required for websites, wiki pages, brochures, advertisements, software user manuals, social media postings, grant proposals, etc. A core responsibility will be to write commercialization plans for grant proposals, which requires searches of relevant scientific literature, comprehension of business reports on emerging technologies, and effective communication with technical staff. The position requires participation in marketing activities, including representation of RadiaSoft at technical conferences. Success will involve collaboration with management, marketing vendors, product managers, scientific researchers and software developers.

Qualifications and Skills

The successful applicant will have a bachelors degree and at least 3 years of experience in scientific technical writing. A strong portfolio of technical writing examples is required. Other desirable expertise includes an understanding of software development, particle accelerator technology, medical physics, X-ray optics, plasma physics or machine learning. Experience in business development and marketing is also desired.

Requirements to avoid having your application rejected for non-compliance

1) You must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States, without any need for RadiaSoft to sponsor you.

2) The position requires relocation to Boulder, Colorado. The company will reimburse expenses, with details to be discussed after an offer has been made.

3) A separate cover letter must be attached to this application.

4) A resume or CV must be attached to this application.

5) You must complete the phone screening within 5 business days.

6) The anticipated start date for this position is January 6, 2020. You must meet all degree requirements by this date and you must be able to begin work during the month of January.


RadiaSoft offers a challenging, team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package, including health insurance, short-term and long-term disability, a 401k with employer matching, flexible hours, and annual performance bonuses. Opportunities are provided for long-term career development and professional success.

All aspects of employment, including the decision to hire, promote, discipline or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status or military service. RadiaSoft is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. Our goal is to develop a diverse workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve.

About the Company

RadiaSoft conducts over $3M annually in contract R&D for a wide range of customers, including the federal government, national laboratories, universities, and companies. We are also actively engaged with numerous scientific collaborators across the United States and worldwide. Our core competencies include: particle accelerator modeling and design for medical, energy and science applications; machine learning to improve experimental diagnostics and solve scientific problems; laser-plasma and beam-plasma interactions; computational fluid dynamics and MHD; beam interactions with matter and the resulting activation; radiation shielding design; thermal/structural/vacuum modeling and design; X-ray optics; distributed and parallel computing; and cloud computing. RadiaSoft is developing Sirepo, a framework for browser-based GUIs that bring scientific computing to the cloud,