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Medical Illustrator

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Technology, Multimedia & Audiovisual
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Medical Illustrator


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About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health. The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment as embodied in our Principles of Community.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
On-site Position (i.e., not remote)

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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Classification Title:

IT (Information Technology) Professional





Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

This incumbent is a highly complex medical illustrator position in a fast-paced highly technology intensive department. The person in this position will have three primary responsibilities. The primary responsibility is to create anatomical, pathological, and surgical illustrations, 3-D models and animations, and other media that can be used to communicate biomedical concepts within veterinary and undergraduate science curricula. This includes creating 3-D models and animations that can be incorporated directly into eLC and programs such as Unity3D, Unreal, and Hype, with the end result being standalone interactive modules for students to use in traditional or online courses. This involves a strong knowledge of science, anatomy, and physiology, typically obtained by completion of MS-level training at one of the five accredited medical illustration training programs in North America, post-graduate experience in this type of work, and the use of specialized software that allows the production of interactive educational materials. The production of these materials involves excellent artistic skills and knowledge of graphic presentation techniques.

The second responsibility will be to produce diagrams, logos, scientific posters and brochures for use by faculty members and departments within the university.

The third responsibility will be to share the task of printing large format scientific posters submitted by students and faculty members to the unit.

This position is expected to start on June 1, 2024 and is guaranteed for 2 years. There is a possibility of extension based on funding.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

  • Proficiency in current and emerging technologies and specialized software used to create illustrations, 3-D models, animations, and present these to scientific audiences. Examples of software used on a regular basis by the person in this position include Cinema4D, Maya, Unity3D, Unreal, ZBrush, Photoshop, iBooks Author, and After Effects.
  • Knowledge of anatomy, pathology and surgery and the major branches of the medical sciences is essential.
  • Effective graphics arts skills, and the ability to produce both digital and printed materials that are aesthetically pleasing and educational. Ability to develop and incorporate interactive media into educational materials that can be used either in classrooms or online educational courses.
  • Ability to portray accurately and in detail medical subjects for display or reproduction.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize work flow while providing excellent work under tight deadlines.

Physical Demands:

Normal physical demands of an office-based job. Occasional lifting of no more than 25 pounds.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Background Investigation Policy:

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.


  • Research and create 2D & 3D medical illustrations (i.e. scientific, surgical, anatomical, physiological, histological, etc.) for various modes of communication including print, projection, and digital media. This include storyboarding, script editing, research, rendering, animating graphics, and digital editing of animations for a variety of presentation devices and formats (Mac/PC, iPad, Android).
  • Assist clients in tailoring visual messages to facilitate clear communication with their target audience.
  • Advise clients as to the best method and media for communicating within their budget and time frame.

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  • Incorporate emerging technologies into the development of interactive educational materials for use in classrooms or online courses. This includes researching the latest software programs that can be used to educational modules designed to maximize interactivity, realism and student engagement. Examples of these programs include Hype, Unity3D and Unreal that allow the production of engaging experiences.

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  • Design newsletters, logos, and other materials for publication. This includes participating in the design and generation of publications such as recurring newsletters, the VMES Annual Report, ePubs, and Apple Books.
  • Work with other personnel in Educational Resources to design, produce, and deliver posters, fliers, and logos for programs within the College and University.

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  • Share in the responsibility for printing of large-format scientific posters Educational Resources large-format printer, help identify when supplies need to be ordered, and pass this information along to the Director. This includes being available on a rotating basis to evaluate in-coming requests for this service, printing the posters in a timely manner, and ensuring that information needed to create the resulting invoices for services is obtained from the clients.

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  • Meet with the Director and other personnel in Educational Resources at regular intervals to schedule the production of incoming projects.
  • Define incoming projects by noting the client’s objectives, type of media, number of illustrations or animation sequences, and estimated completion time for each phase of production.
  • Invoice work after completion.

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  • Maintain computer hardware and software used, remain proficient with current software and upgrade as needed.
  • Identify supplies that need to be ordered and pass this information along on a timely basis to the Director.

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  • Web Design and ePub production.
  • Production of html-based interfaces for instructional modules. Delivery of these modules may be via the web.
  • Design and implementation of sophisticated web-sites for use in the delivery of instructional modules.

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Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

James Moore

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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