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Research Assistant and Technical Writer

Persist AI Company Overview

It takes 5 years for pharma to develop long acting drug injections for chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes. Persist uses AI-driven automation to reduce formulation development time down to 2 years, a ~50% reduction.


Job Overview


We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Technical Writer with laboratory work experience. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and maintaining technical documentation for laboratory procedures, protocols, and equipment. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be able to work independently and have a strong understanding of laboratory safety protocols. 


This is an onsite position, in the Lab in Woodland, CA.

This role reports to the Chief Operations Officer


Job title:  Research Assistant and Technical Writer


Department: Research and Development



  • Draft technical documentation for laboratory standard operating procedures, work instructions, and protocols.

  • Work with Quality Assurance staff to prepare documentation for entry into the quality management system.

  • Support the laboratory team to execute internal and customer projects as needed.

  • Actively manage priorities and seek input from management as necessary 

  • Learn and improve lab processes as it relates to written procedures.

  • Work with laboratory staff to ensure the accuracy and completeness of technical documentation.

  • Edit and proofread technical documentation for accuracy and clarity.

  • Improve existing written technical documentation.

  • Ensure that all technical documentation adheres to laboratory safety protocols.

  • Collaborate with laboratory staff to identify areas for improvement in laboratory procedures and protocols.

  • Be familiar with the operation of laboratory equipment and maintenance processes.




  • 2+ years of experience in a technical writing role

  • Strong understanding of laboratory safety protocols

  • Comfort working onsite in a laboratory environment

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills


Preferred Qualifications


  • 2+ years of biology or chemistry laboratory experience

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Experience creating cGMP technical documentation 

  • Experience working closely with Quality Assurance and third-party auditors

  • Experience with grant writing and submission processes




  • Flexible working hours

  • Unlimited PTO and sick time

  • Certificate or license training reimbursement

  • Health benefits

  • Equity incentives


Salary Range


The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

If you are a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual with a passion for technical writing and laboratory work, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.


Equal Opportunity Employer


Persist AI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color,  religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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Research Assistant and Technical Writer

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