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Senior Designer

Summary
Senior Designer provides hands-on conceptualization and execution of effective, innovative communications materials that enhance the Laboratory's visibility and advance its status as a global leader in biomedical research. JAX is seeking someone who is a visual storyteller across multiple platforms. Deliverables will include digital video displays for our tradeshow exhibits, designing the JAX Calendar, infographics, animations, video, advertisements, presentations, and posters.
Responsibilities
Working within the established brand and budgetary guidelines, this position utilizes contemporary design production methods to create visual marketing materials for JAX? Mice, Clinical & Research Services.
Ensures that delivered content achieves visual, quality and timeliness requirements.
Communicates directly with Campaign and Content Managers and JMCRS stakeholders.
Uses state-of-the art hardware and software to execute work from conceptualization to final delivery.
Follows brand guidelines and ensures compliance with copyright and trademark laws.
Utilizes existing digital asset management system and file structures to maintain organized project files with associated metadata.
Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Studio Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, New Media, or a related field, and three or more years providing related creative services in a customer-service setting, are required. Equivalent experience as might be gained through at least 5 years in such a position may be considered in lieu of an industry-specific degree.
Comprehensive knowledge of industry-standard design hardware and software (particularly DSLR-style digital cameras, Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut Pro, and HTML/CSS/Javascript) and their application in state-of-the-art print and digital communication.
Demonstrated ability to be a positive team player across diverse internal and external organizations.
Experience with 2D and 3D animation is highly desirable.
Must be a creative, thinking person with the ability to balance the creative with the technical quickly, accurately and efficiently to produce high quality work. Ability to translate established marketing strategies into professional visuals that are consistent with the brand image. Strong organizational, project management and self-directing skills. Ability to take direction and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Please submit a cover letter of interest and resume.
About Us
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, www.jax.org) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,200 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. A National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, JAX has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, a facility in Sacramento, California, and a genomic medicine facility, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), in Farmington, Connecticut.
The Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre scenic Bar Harbor campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views, and dramatic coastline) is accessible from our campus. We are one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries.
JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!
Our Values:
INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right
PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all
ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science
EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results
INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions
STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us
What do we have to offer?
JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program, an onsite full service cafeteria, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.
Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX's mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.
The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

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