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Technical Documentation Specialist

An opportunity to play a role in enhancing the safety and efficiency of transplantation and transfusion by joining the dynamic ICCBBA team to help support the maintenance and future development of the ISBT 128 Standard, including emerging electronic data transfer standards.  

After almost 30 years and with facilities in 80 countries registered to use ISBT 128, ICCBBA helps ensure that critical data is transmitted consistently and accurately. To support our continued success, ICCBBA is recruiting a Technical Documentation Specialist.  


Your contribution to the team: 


  • Bring your excellent work ethic and ability to work quickly, efficiently, and multitask.  

  • Apply your experience in technical writing to maintain and develop ISBT 128 Standards.  

  • Employ your excellent communication skills to write clearly and succinctly for multiple audiences.  

  • Use your unparalleled grammar skills and attention to detail to ensure that documents are free of spelling and grammar errors.  

  • Bring into play your strong writing ability to write abstracts and other professional papers.  

  • Exercise your research skills to find and analyze the information required to develop or update technical documents.  

  • Make the most of your critical thinking skills to generate innovative ideas for content and workflow solutions.  

  • Bring your enthusiasm to learn new skills and strengthen your technical writing abilities.  

ICCBBA’s Contributions to your Personal and Professional Development:  

  • Provide opportunities to attend training courses and continuing education seminars that will further develop your technical writing skills.  

  • Provide the tools necessary to be a successful team member.  


We, as an ICCBBA Team: 


  • Enhance patient safety by promoting and managing the ISBT 128 international information standard for use with medical products of human origin.  

  • Manage international information standards for transfusion medicine, transplantation, and other applications of medical products of human origin in support of traceability, biovigilance, and patient safety.  

  • Liaise with health authorities, regulators, scientific and professional societies, user communities, and vendors on standardization in terminology and information technology.  

  • Provide educational programs to promote the value of, and need for, information standards and policies to support traceability and biovigilance.  

  • Provide technical consultation regarding the implementation and management of ISBT 128.  

  • Lead in the continued development of common data structures for information technology, data processing, exchange and transfer, and labeling for medical products of human origin.  

A Typical Day for an ICCBBA Technical Documentation Specialist:  

  • Report to the Standards Documentation Manager.  

  • Discuss priorities and work strategies.  

  • Work on the assigned technical documents.  

  • Proofread other writers' content.  

  • Monitor efficiency and identify opportunities for improvement.  

  • Undertake projects of a technical nature as assigned.  

  • Collaborate with other ICCBBA team members on interdepartmental activities.  




  • Health and Life insurance, with optional Dental and Vision.  

  • 403(b) retirement plan - ICCBBA will make a nonelective contribution equivalent to a percentage of the employee's salary to the employee 403(b) plan each year.  

  • 20 days of accrued PTO (Paid Time Off) per year.   

  • 11 paid holidays per year: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and three Floating Holidays.  

  • Hybrid work schedule – three days in the office, two days remote per week.

Salary Range: $29/hour - $36/hour


Applicants should submit a CV together with a cover letter in which they are invited to describe their interest in, and suitability for, the position.  Documents are to be submitted by email to the Technical Director ( by February 28, 2023. 


ICCBBA is an international standards development organization based in Redlands, California, USA. It manages the ISBT 128 Information Standard for Medical Products of Human Origin (MPHO) and is a non-state actor in official relations with the World Health Organization. The organization is governed by an international volunteer Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director located in Spain. ICCBAA is ISO 9001:2015 certified. 

The ISBT 128 Standard was developed in 1994 and is used in over 5,000 facilities worldwide. Originally developed for use in blood transfusion the standard now supports all MPHO. Development of the standard is achieved through a collaborative process involving a global network of volunteer subject matter experts.  

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