Graphic Designer

Sep 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Graphic Designer

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Graphic Designer 1, 75% FTE, 1-Year Fixed Term

Non-exempt, Paygrade F The mission of Stanford's Department of Bioengineering is to create a fusion of engineering and the life sciences that promote scientific discovery and the development of new biomedical technologies and therapies through research and education.

The Department of Bioengineering is jointly supported by the Schools of Medicine and Engineering. It includes, in a single department, research and teaching programs that embrace biology as a new engineering paradigm and apply engineering principles to medical problems and biological systems.

The Prakash lab is a curiosity-driven research lab that focuses on the physics of biology. Our approach brings together experimental and theoretical techniques from soft-condensed matter physics, fluid dynamics, theory of computation and unconventional nano-fabrication to the problems in biology from organismal to cellular to molecular scale To do so, we design and build precision instruments that perturb biological machines and their synthetic analogues. Along the way, we invent novel technologies with clinical applications with a current focus on resource-poor settings.

The position will be responsible for creating graphics for a new series of pamphlets that will introduce users to science and microscopy featuring the Foldscope, a low-cost microscope that was developed in the Prakash Lab, as the instrument of instruction. Additional graphics work will be required for other projects in the Prakash lab as needed such as logos for projects, designs for websites and brochures and posters.

This position is a one-year position at 75% FTE (30 hours per week).

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

Assist in the development and execution of work performed in the field of visual communication.

  • Under supervision, participate in a broad range of projects; may independently perform duties with limited/defined scope.
  • Develop a variety of communication pieces for both print and digital media.
  • Perform basic graphic design with limited scope/complexity.
  • Compile illustrations, photos, and pictures for graphic design assignments.
  • Use job-required software applications and mediums to develop and design materials according to defined requirements.
  • Work with vendors and print shops to evaluate quality and process, obtain quotes, and select a vendor/printer.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of industry standards, trends and state-of-the-art technology to provide and enhance services. * - Other duties may also be assigned

    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor's degree in related field and one year of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to identify and solve basic design problems.
  • Experience in creating graphic designs.
  • Ability to translate established design concepts/themes into finished pieces.
  • Demonstrated understanding of job-required software applications and mediums.
  • Strong organizational and communication (both written and verbal) skills.
  • Ability to perform detailed work with high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current industry standards, trends, and technical knowledge.
  • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team. Certifications and Licenses:

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, and reach/work above shoulders.
  • Occasionally sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat.
  • Visual acuity including color vision. * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume to be considered for this opening.

    About Stanford University

    Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

    Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000 which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability to promote healthy and fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

    Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Job: Communications

    Location: School of Engineering
    Schedule: Part-time
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