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We are Hiring a Medical Artist

Due to sustained business growth we are looking to fill a new position of Medical Artist and Creative based in our office in Eashing, Surrey. You will report to Senior Medical Artist, Joanna Culley, working on client projects providing high quality medical illustrations, animations and other relevant content & creative outputs. The role is co-located with our sister business, a digital marketing consultancy. This means you will be part of a dynamic team of nine full time staff members across a range of disciplines.

We are an energetic and fun team, but our goal is to be the best in what we do. Our office is located in a beautiful rural location in Surrey and we are near Guildford, Godalming  and Farnham. We are based on a business park with a cafeteria on site but we also provide fruit, tea and coffee, biscuits and a wide range of soft drinks to staff.  Relocation assistance may be provided for the right candidate if required.

At a Glance Details:

Job Title: Medical Artist and Creative

Position: Full Time

Location: Eashing, Surrey, GU8 6LB, UK.

Training: All staff undertake a minimum of 8 hours per month

Salary: Between £20,000 to £24,000 pa based on experience and demonstrable skills. Relocation assistance available.

Closing date for Applications is Friday 30th November 2018.

Job Overview

The business is looking for a talented medical artist with relevant training and knowledge of anatomy who has a bright and cheery can-do attitude to join the team as a Medical Artist and Creative. This multi-facetted role of the Medical Artist and Creative will involve supplying illustrations and graphics to clients within the healthcare, medical and legal sectors and, as required other commercial and non-profit organisations. The core role will be the production of medical illustrations for small to large projects for use within a commercial environment whilst working to deadlines. However, there will be the opportunities to provide graphics, animations and if skills allow, video production to our sister businesses.

The focus is the production of art and illustration where the artist starts all projects as a pencil drawing or storyboard to ensure the uniqueness and customisation to each client’s brief. There is a desire for the successful candidate to have 3D or 2D animation and video skills although not essential as the core offering is 2D medical illustration in either a traditional or digital medium.

The role requires a level of administration and customer relations skill in order to deal with customer enquiries by email, phone, having face-to-face meetings, the management of projects to include the paperwork systems and updating the company’s project management systems.

The role requires that the artist’s creative skills are used in a range of ways including graphic design and layout, and potentially level of photography and video (shooting & editing). It is intended that completing a wider range of creative tasks will bring an additional diversity and exciting element to the role, culminating in attending off-site meeting with clients and valued involvement within the existing team.

Examples of Some of Our Projects

Responsibilities and Duties

• Creating medical illustrations and medical diagrams for a wide range of clients.
• Administration of in-house systems in order to deal with medical artist customers enquiries, project management, writing and sending out quotes and License Agreements, client liaison and attending client meetings.
• Formatting and adding to the company’s own bank of stock illustrations to it’s stock art website called The Medical Stock Images Company.
• Attend Medical Art conferences and art galleries, exhibitions such as Body Worlds to maintain creativity and ideas.
• Attend Wellcome Museum and relevant pathology units to regularly view cased specimens of human anatomy to ensure constant improvement of anatomy knowledge and medical artist skills.
• Research anatomy using libraries, online, books, networking, liaising with colleagues.
• Attending workshops in London relevant to self-improvement such as anatomy modelling using wax.
• Completing CPD or Continued Professional Development to ensure high standards are maintained relevant to the role of medical artist and creative.
• Using the business’ own stock art to design and layout anatomy posters to go on sale on the company’s website www.uAnatomy.com website.
• Format art work, promote, write blog posts and articles, for the company websites including www.medical-artist.com, www.uanatomy.com, www.medicalstockimages.net and www.scientific-artist.com.
• Update the business’ social medial accounts for Medical Artist Ltd and The Medical Stock Images Company for Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, You Tube, and LinkedIn posts & articles.
• Creation of 3D models and animations of scientific and anatomical subjects
• 2D animation, dependant on the artists skills and desire to do animation.
• Providing Medico-Legal illustrations for courtroom use.

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Required Qualifications

Required qualifications are to have at least one of these below:

  • Successful completion in post graduate training by the Medical Artists’ Education Trust and professional membership with the Medical Artists’ Association of Great Britain.
  • Honours degree in the field of art or science or Higher National Diploma incorporating scientific illustration. Science applications will be considered through an asessement of a portfolio in relevant subject matter.
  • MSc degree in Medical Illustration.
  • Professional membership with the Institute of Medical Illustrators.
  • Professional membership of Association of Medical Illustrators.
  • Professional membership of Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques.

Required Skills

  • A highly skilled draftsperson – able to draw anatomy in pencil and produce storyboards.
  • Produce full colour, line work, half tone medical illustrations in either digital or traditional mediums.
  • Have a good general knowledge of human anatomy.
  • Highly skilled at programmes within Adobe Creative Suite primarily Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, but working knowledge of After-Effects,
  • Premiere and In Design.
  • Graphic Artist skills ready apply to design, layout projects.
  • A flexibility and willingness to learn and join in with a dynamic team along with a desire for self-improvement and being part of a team that delivers excellence on every project.
  • Proficient at researching subject matter relating to projects to ensure anatomical accuracy.

Job Basics

The role is based within our offices in Elstead in Surrey (GU8 6LB) which are co-located with our sister digital marketing consultancy which has a team of nine. You will benefit from 24 days per year paid holiday, in addition to bank holidays, a company pension scheme, office-based perks & trips. The role is full-time, 40 hours per week, the annual salary range is £20,000 to £24,000 pa based on experience and demonstrable skills. Relocation assistance may be available for the right candidate and can be discussed at interview stage.

Preferred Skills & Qualifications

  • Experience in 2D animation in Adobe After Effects or similar.
  • 3D modelling and animation experience.
  • Videography & video editing.
  • Traditional artistic skills in pencil and watercolour, pen and ink, coloured pencil.
  • Skills in WordPress and working with online systems.
  • Current membership of a relevant association such as the Association of Medical Illustrators, IMI, MAA or Academy of Healthcare Sciences.

Training

  • Training will be given in the production of producing high end medical art and illustrations in a commercial setting.
  • You will also learn the process of working with external commercial and NGO clients and working to a brief to create exceptional results for clients.
  • The right candidate will also benefit from training on all the in-house administration systems including the company websites.
  • There will be opportunities to meet with clients and project manage learning how to work on clients projects both big and small within a creative environment.
  • Opportunity to learn and be part of a diverse team accumulating skills all relevant to working in a demanding creative and highly successful environment.
  • You will be expected to undertake a minimum of 8 hours of training per month as this is the standard throughout the business.

How to apply

Are you passionate about medical art and want to work in an environment where only the best will do? Apply by emailing your CV, covering message and a link to your portfolio to joanna@medical-artist.com setting out why you believe that you would be the ideal candidate for the role.

You will be provided information on the next stages of the process in writing in response to your application.

Closing date for applications is Friday November 30th 2018 at the latest.