Scientific Illustrator

  • Job Description:
    Science's Digital Media Design group is currently seeking an enthusiastic, hard-working, scientific illustrator to join its creative team. The ideal candidate will not only have strong illustration and design sensibilities, but will also excel in assembling and telling visual stories utilizing complex scientific data. This is a full-time position reporting directly to the Graphics Managing Editor. Major duties and responsibilities: • Create scientific visualizations and illustrations in tight deadlines for online scientific journals (Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Immunology, and Science Robotics). • Research and create digital and print visualizations, illustrations and information graphics for the Perspectives and News sections of Science magazine. • Participate in the planning and design of interactive graphics. • Collaborate with Producers to promote our work on the website and social networks.
  • Position: Other
  • Area of Focus: Illustration
  • City: Washington D.C.
  • Region: Mid Atlantic
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: The American Association for the Advancement of Science is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people.
  • Company: American Association for the Advancement of Science
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  • How to Apply: Apply online at
  • Job Requirements: Minimum requirements: • Detail-oriented, organized, and a good communicator. • Ability to work closely with editors, writers, and scientists. • Ability to handle several projects simultaneously, including long-term and daily assignments. • Self-starter and reliable content creator with little need of supervision. • Fast learner, eager to acquire new skills. • Proven design and illustration skills. • Ability to visualize complex ideas in a clear, accurate, and intelligent manner. • Basic knowledge of statistical data visualization. • Experience building data-driven charts, maps, and 3D modeling. • Experience designing for the web and mobile devices. • In-depth knowledge of Adobe CC (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop). • A bachelor’s degree in graphic design or similar field preferred. • A solid grounding in basic science education, intellectual curiosity about science, and comfort with scientific ideas is essential. AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.
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