Medical Illustrator / Multimedia Specialist (#212940)

Bethesda, Maryland
Jun 22, 2017
Jul 27, 2017
Full Time

The Henry M Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine is seeking a Medical Illustrator/Multimedial Specialist to support the Office of the Vice President for Information & Education Technology/CIO, Education & Technology Innovation (ETI) Support Office located at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to USU. The mission of the USU is to provide the highest quality education programs in the health sciences to those selected individuals who demonstrate dedication to a career in the health professions in the Uniformed Services.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: For the terms of this job description the term multimedia will be used to encompass the overall expanse of the work unless otherwise specifically stated. The candidate serves as a Medical Illustrator/Multimedia Specialists, supporting a wide range of illustration and multimedia assignments, sometime but not always of a complex medical/ pars-medical nature, therefore it can also span general illustration, and or multimedia/animation creation.

These products are used in support of instructional, education, patient care, research and administrative missions of the university. The work requires biological and medical subject matter knowledge and an understanding of current medical developments as well as strong commercial art, photography, visual, video and communication skills. The ideal candidate uses knowledge of gross and histological anatomy and pathology to develop illustrations, multimedia products or animations of complex conditions described. The candidate will design and prepare a variety of illustrations using several forms of art multimedia and video candidate confers with requestors in order to plan, lay out and produce illustrations and complex multimedia in the manner most appropriate to the type of request and job to be accomplished. The candidate will reference related guidelines, appropriate medical texts, and literature to ensure these are followed. The candidate will collaborate with team members and maintain accurate documentation of all work. The candidate will report to the Director of the ETI.

Organization: ETI, Vice President for Information and Education Technology/CIO

Major Duties:

  1. S/he will provide expertise in medical illustration and multimedia design and development; help support the use of medical illustration and/or multimedia in instruction involving faculty, staff and appropriate instructional designers; participate in and plan workshops for faculty on the use of medical illustration, general graphics and multimedia, along with other specialized training.
  2. The candidate will have a proven record and participate in all ofthe major phases of the instructional development process related to the selection of educational multimedia, including needs analysis which help inform those selections. The candidate, at the direction of the ETI Director will support other instructional designers, faculty, technical stag and administration to define DL and face to face requirements for multimedia and medical illustration.
  3. The candidate should show a strong history of working with university faculty to enhance both face to face instruction and distributed learning (DL).
  4. The candidate must have excellent organizational, planning, writing, project management and communications skills.
  5. Duties include all aspects of illustration and multimedia medical and general development. The medical illustrator works independently or as part of a team and carries the• responsibility to insure the best, most accurate results.
  6. Other duties as assigned

Task Examples:

  • Develop requirements for designing face to face and DL educational animations, graphics, medical illustrations and other multimedia content and then ensuring those requirements are incorporated into final products or recommendations as directed.
  • Develop and maintain project schedules and timelines.
  • Design multimedia with appropriate attention given to and recommendations provided to content owners on interface design, use of multimedia, and design integration of materials and activities. Ensure that faculty and staff are educated in the appropriate standards in relation to 508 regulations, multimedia design techniques and sound artistic practices for the web or face to face presentation.
  • Provide recommendations to content owners on interface design. Comprehensive knowledge and experience with the educational techniques for; planning, managing and directing of all course multimedia products reflect changes in law, regulation, DoD policy, philosophy, or practice.
  • Participate and manage the development, management, or co-management of project plans. Plan, execute, and follow up work results. Work on multiple projects concurrently, monitor activity, progress and time related to project development.
  • Collaborate on the entire multimedia creation process as outlined by the department or their lead.
  • Collaborate with team as well as educators to establish and adhere to technical and quality standards.
  • Develop assets for video/animation using protocols for program construction.
  • Work with other dcgreed multimedia specialists, certified medical illustrators, and artists to develop and help deliver advanced, highly interactive-highly engaging, and "Web 2.0" technology enhanced, face to face as well as online courses and/or learning modules.
  • Artistic ability, the skill to draw freehand. with drawing instruments, on computers, and the ability to use art media such as pen-and-ink, pencils, acrylic, oils, wash, watercolor, pastels, airbrush, as well as with the full scale of computer generated graphics and new programs. Requires knowledge of the medical/scientific subject matter being depicted sufficient to create accurate visual representations. Visualization skills are critical.
  • Produce anatomically correct elements (e.g. illustration, animation, multimedia, video, etc.) for such areas as but not limited to); Cellular / mechanism of action animation, Surgical / medical device illustration, Medical exhibits / mechanism of injury animation, medical app design / health gaining, augmented and virtual reality simulation, general multimedia.

Technical Skill Requirements:

  • Candidate must possess three or more years of in the use of a variety of DL tools and programming languages to include, but not limited to Captivate, Adobe Dreamweaver, MS Office Suite, Google Products, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premier, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, 3Ds Max, Adobe Media Encoder, Adobe Audition, Adobe Flash, Techsmith Camtasia, Handbrake, Articulate as well as embedding test/quiz into products, multimedia delivery, and graphics. Knowledge of Sakai Learning Management System preferred. Candidate should be prepared to show similar projects. Education cannot be used in lieu of work experience. Candidate must have a degree in Medical Illustration or its equivalent.
  • The candidate must be proficient with Microsoft Office and the Google suite of products.
  • Must have experience using learning management systems (LMS) (SAKAI preferred) to develop instructional design products.
  • Must have artistic ability, the skill to draw freehand with drawing instruments, on computers, and knowledge of the medical/scientific subject matter being depicted sufficient to create accurate visual representations. Visualization skills are critical.
  • Experience in the development of assets for video/animation using protocols for program construction.
  • Proven record in the use of 508 compliance for multimedia design techniques.
  • High level of ability to produce anatomically correct elements (e.g. illustration, animation, multimedia, video, etc.) for such areas as but not limited to); Cellular / mechanism of action animation, Surgical / medical device illustration, Medical exhibits / mechanism of injury animation, Medical app design / Health gaming, Augmented and virtual reality simulation, and general multimedia.
  • Artistic work outside of medical illustration is highly preferred.
  • Ability to work in a team required.

Communications Skills: The candidate must possess clear and concise English communication skills. The candidate will work extensively with USU personnel and must have the ability to articulate thoughts verbally and in written communications as well as be able to provide basic written editing skills.

Security Requirements: The ability to obtain a Secret Clearance is required. A Common Access Card is required to access the installation and the USU Network. US citizenship is required.

Work Schedule: Onsite and possible one day of telework per week after 6 months will be considered. Travel may be required to attend field training exercises, conferences or meetings as well as work nights and weekends. Site is metro accessible but NO parking is provided.

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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