Scientific Illustrator

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Scientific Illustrator

Scientific Illustrator Job Description


Applicants interested in applying for this position with the Salk Institute should complete a Salk Staff Online Application referencing one or more job numbers from the current openings below. Visit the Salk careers page here.

Scientific Illustrator

Job #: G305
Posted Date: January 2, 2019
Closes On: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Scientific Illustrator
Status: Regular Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes

 

Position Description:
Through the use of high quality images which accurately and lucidly portray the theories put forth by the research personnel of the Salk Institute, incumbent provides illustrations, poster design, book layout and cover design to faculty, staff and administration leadership. These services are used for publications, grant applications, seminars, grant symposia, internal and external displays, events, functions and the like. Incumbent will support graphic art, 3D graphics, video animation, etc. as needed. Incumbent manages processes associated with projects, such as coordination with Facilities Services for fabrication and installation and outside service providers including printers and fabricators. Incumbent provides consultation and assessment of faculty needs, mobilizing techniques for minimizing costs and maximizing product quality. Offers creative input and recommendations to Salk administration and faculty on a variety of projects enabling many to pursue their own efforts based on the expert advice of incumbent. The incumbent will be able to communicate with the scientific client at a collaborative level when interpreting data and information for illustrative purposes of publication or presentation, seminars and lectures.

Education Required:
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign.

Education Preferred:
Bachelor’s degree or minor in scientific illustration and/or graphic design.

Experience Required:
Minimum of three (3) years’ scientific illustrating experience.
Experience working independently and collaboratively with a diverse group of clients and their staff; sound organizational and detail-oriented skills in a high-volume production unit.
Experience in translating use of graphics to publication.
Experience with illustrations for poster design, book layout, cover design used for publications and events from production to completion.
Experience in an academic research or higher education setting.
Experience in producing illustrations and artwork that are informative, instructional and educational.
Experience in producing infographics for print, web and video.
Orientation toward deadlines when managing time.
Good project management skills, including attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple simultaneous tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment: client interaction, resource allocation, timing of deliverables, etc.

Experience Preferred:
Experience in animation and 3D graphic design to support videographers.

Special Requirements:
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
Must be willing to sign an employee confidentiality agreement.

Physical Requirements:
This position requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing, working inside and in confined areas.


Applicants interested in applying for this position with the Salk Institute should complete a Salk Staff Online Application referencing one or more job numbers from the current openings below. Visit the Salk careers page here.