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Medical Illustrator



Remote · United States · Canada
Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2023
At BioRender, our mission is to accelerate the world’s ability to learn, discover and communicate science. We are passionate about democratizing science communication in order to accelerate scientific discovery and understanding. We're looking for amazing people to help create the world’s go-to-place and platform where science is communicated. Come join us!
**Still accepting applicants! Due to upcoming Hiring Manager vacation, applicant review to pause and resume week of March 25th.**
We are actively seeking a full-time Medical Illustrator to join our mission-driven, fast-growing company to help scientists around the world create and share beautiful, professional scientific figures.
We're looking for a self-starter with a strong illustration portfolio who is eager to learn and grow professionally. You will develop high-quality biomedical graphics, figures and other science communication media relevant to scientists globally. Additionally, you will collaborate directly with scientists on high impact content projects and professional services. You will also provide support for our exciting app/product development as well as growth/marketing endeavors. All in all, you will help build the world’s best scientific content library alongside an award-winning biomedical illustration/design team (including alumni from Johns Hopkins, University of Toronto, National Geographic Magazine, and more).

You will be successful in this role if you have:

  • Strong eye for aesthetics/design and visual communication trends: You enjoy producing clean, elegant illustrations and dedicated to building a product that users love.
  • Exceptional ability to manage competing deadlines and prioritize effectively: You thrive in a fast-paced environment and love working on a diverse array of projects that span cross-disciplinary teams.
  • A detailed-oriented and user-focused approach: You are someone who is process-driven and enjoys optimizing workflows.
  • Strong problem-solving skills: You enjoy figuring out thoughtful, creative solutions to achieve ambitious objectives, and staying agile in your work.

Your responsibilities:

  • Research and create clean, accurate, 2D vector-based biomedical graphics across all domains of life sciences
  • Communicate with scientists and users on illustration needs, accuracy, and requested services
  • Research and compose creative figures and infographics leveraging the BioRender app platform, covering topics that span all domains of life sciences
  • Collaborate with other teams (engineers, sales and marketing, product design, UI/UX etc.) to deliver a consistent and cohesive body of work
  • Contribute to team reviews on illustration/design productions, to ensure team-wide quality and standards of visual content
  • Manage and support multiple high-impact scientific creative projects as part of BioRender’s objective-driven cycles (set up meetings, keep track of project scope, follow through to ensure timely deliverable completions, etc.)
  • Assess and identify opportunity areas for scientific content library expansion and growth as our platform and library grows in global reach
  • Occasional opportunities for traditional illustration work or 3D journal cover art
  • Opportunity to grow vertically/laterally into senior or leadership roles, including senior medical illustrator, illustrator manager, illustration lead etc, or laterally into other streams like product management/design, UX research, and much more.

What you bring to the table:

  • Master’s degree in Medical Illustration in an accredited postgraduate program
  • 2+ years of professional Medical Illustration experience
  • Completion of post-secondary life science degree (or related subject) preferred
  • Strong draftsmanship, line work, sense of perspective, color, and composition
  • Portfolio with samples of clean vector illustrations with modern color palette
  • Ability to execute production of high-quality vector images quickly and efficiently using illustration tools (like Adobe Illustrator)
  • Ability to quickly research and understand a variety of subjects and topics and translate into clean, clear, didactic 2D images
  • Strong visual design skills for composing scientific diagrams and infographics
  • Team player with a strong interest to take on collaborative team projects
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience in 2D animation — Adobe After Effects/Premiere is a plus

What you can expect from our interview process:

  • Introductory call: We will set up a 20-30 minute phone call with one of our recruiters, during which you’ll have the opportunity to share more about your experience and interests. You’ll also learn more about BioRender and the team you’re interviewing with. Feel free to ask any questions throughout these calls!
  • Practical interview: You’ll be completing an illustration test so we can see your skills in action and give you a realistic preview of some role responsibilities.
  • Work history interview: This is a conversational interview with our Scientific Creative Manager, Jerry. He will review your past work and educational experiences in chronological order: there’s no need to prepare much in advance, other than giving some thought to your past roles - what you did, who you worked with, high points and low points, etc.!
  • Meet the team: Throughout our interview process, you can expect to meet with some of your potential colleagues as well as our CEO, Shiz.

Why join us?

  • We are mission-driven, and work collaboratively towards our shared vision of improving scientific communication and accelerating scientific discovery: BioRender figures have appeared in more than 16,000 publications!
  • It’s a product that users love! We have a world-class NPS and a community of loyal fans. Check out our Testimonials page to see what our customers are saying about us:
  • We are in the top quartile for profitability and year-over-year revenue growth, with users in 200+ countries.
  • BioRender is an equal opportunity employer, and an inclusive hiring process and work environment is a part of our DNA.
  • We’re remote-first and have team members across Canada and the United States. A physical office in Toronto is available, but you have the flexibility to work from anywhere.
  • We’re backed by top investors, accelerators, and some of the most successful life science entrepreneurs and philanthropists in the world including Y Combinator, Malala Fund founders, and Fifty Years VC.
  • We are committed to building a warm, inclusive, and diverse environment. Check out how we make sure our employees come first.
  • If your interest is piqued, please apply. We'd love to hear from you. Also, be sure to check out other listings on our Careers page.
    BioRender is now remote-first, with plans to bring everyone together at our Toronto office a few times each year.
    We are committed to providing work environments which promote the health, safety and well-being of all employees in accordance with public health regulation and guidance. Accordingly, as a condition of any offer of employment, employees are required to provide evidence of full vaccination or have an approved exemption in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.
    BioRender is an equal opportunity employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origins, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.
You can read more about the BioRender interview process and FAQs here!