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Senior Translations Associate

The Senior Translation Associate facilitates the delivery of translations deliverables including text translations, subtitling, voiceover, and linguistically validated translations for assigned data quality projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Execute translation and production requirements for video subtitling, general document translation and clinical trial questionnaire projects, ensuring on-time delivery and high quality standards

  • Assist in recruiting and vetting translation vendors

  • Coordinate and communicate with translation vendors regarding project status and logistics

  • Assist with project tracking and communication with translation vendors to ensure all languages and deliverables are addressed

  • Assist with QC activities (document formatting, online visual QC, etc.) for assigned translation projects

  • Assist with creation and maintenance of linguistic assets (glossaries, style guides, and translation memories)

  • Coordinate external review cycles of clinical trial questionnaires and other deliverables with copyright holders or pharmaceutical sponsors

  • Input translation project information into project tracker

  • Prepare weekly project status reports including metrics for manager and department reporting

  • Assist in maintenance of translation vendor database


  • BA degree preferred (Japanese, language, linguistic, English, or translation) and 1-2 years experience OR MA degree preferred (Japanese, language, linguistic, English, or translation) and 0-1 year experience
  • Bilingual Japanese/ English, and fluency in a second Asian language preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills; 
  • Excellent Microsoft Word and Excel skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once in deadline-sensitive environment
  • Great communication and writing skills, customer service oriented
  • CAT tool experience (memoQ) preferred.
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