Business and Science Writers Incorporated (BSW), which provides technical-writing services to leading companies in Minnesota's growing high-tech sector, has a great opportunity for an about-to-graduate or recent graduate of the scientific and technical communication program at the University of Minnesota (or other well-respected technical-writing program).
Our client is a rapidly expanding start-up company that sells leading-edge analytical equipment to universities, research institutes, and Fortune 500 companies around the world, allowing them to turn extracted deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) into specific gene sequences in a matter of hours. Your function, as a BSW employee working on-site with our client, is to take charge of the writing portion of the grant-application process. The client's Director of Scientific Operations is responsible for locating suitable granting agencies, so no previous grant-writing experience is required, but you must have the following skills and capabilities.
You must have excellent writing skills, which an essential requirement for the job.
You must have your own vehicle and be willing to travel out of town almost every week. This, too, is an essential requirement for the job.
You must be able to meet agreed project deadlines.
You must have good interviewing skills, so you can draw the needed information out of subject-matter experts in various disciplines. A science background would be helpful but is not required, as BSW's president, Dr. David Gardner, will help you understand the client's engineers and scientists.
Ability to multi-task and work well in a dynamic, team-oriented environment where priorities sometimes change.
In the first instance you would be an employee of BSW, but after you have proven yourself to the client, you have the option of becoming a full-time employee of the client company. As a result, this trial-for-hire position is a great opportunity for a recent graduate who wants to "get in on the ground floor" with a growing company in the genetic engineering field.
If you are interested in this position, please contact Dr. David Gardner, president of Business and Science Writers, who looks forward to hearing from you. Initial phone enquiries are welcome, or you can email a resume, letter of interest, and any other information you consider relevant (such as brief writing samples) to