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Scientific Illustrator

Department: Illustration
Location: Dallas, TX

UWorld is a worldwide leader in online test prep practice question banks. Since 2003, over a million students have trusted us to help them prepare for high-stakes examinations.

We are seeking a Scientific Illustrator to create high-quality illustrations for case studies and educational materials for our web-based education company. A successful candidate will have outstanding draftsmanship skills and extensive knowledge of medicine and the biological sciences.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelorís degree in scientific illustration, art, biology, or related field
  • Masterís degree in medical illustration or related field preferred

Minimum Experience:

  • 2 years of scientific illustration experience
  • Experience modeling medical instruments and lab equipment
  • Exceptional proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (ie Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Experience working in ZBrush, UCSF Chimera, Cinema 4D, and Maya is a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated creativity
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to understand direction and be receptive to feedback
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in collaboration
  • Ability to research and comprehend advanced scientific concepts
  • Must have confidence to work in an environment with high expectations

Job Responsibilities:

Design and create

  • Create original illustrations for a wide range of subjects Ė biology, biochemistry, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics
  • Collaborate with our MCAT & College Prep teams to create novel ways of visualizing difficult concepts
  • Perform work involved in executing illustrations in support of academic and test prep materials
  • Ensure artistic excellence and factual accuracy of the illustrated work

Consult and collaborate

  • Work with content development teams and other illustrators to plan, layout, and execute the vision
  • Collaborate with management and illustration team to define schedules and deliverables, and to ensure goals are met
  • Help maintain an efficient and successful production process
  • Adapt to shifting priorities and be able to assist our on-site medical and scientific illustrators as needed

Technical/Quality Assurance

  • Communicate effectively with IT and quality assurance teams to anticipate and resolve issues
  • Trouble-shoot and provide solutions to production issues related to creation and content building

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive compensation (contingent on experience)
  • Paid time off (based on sliding scale according to hire date and work hours)
  • Generous paid holiday schedule that includes the entire week of Christmas off
  • Comprehensive benefits package (medical, vision, dental, life, disability)
  • 401(k) plan for retirement with 4% employer matching (eligibility after 90 days of employment)
  • On-site group fitness classes & relaxed work environment


  • This is a permanent position. No contract employees will be considered.
  • This is an onsite position. Remote working will not be considered.
  • No H1B sponsorship offered

At UWorld, we believe strength is derived from the talents, ideas, and experiences of a diverse workforce. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, or any other protected class. UWorld is proud to be an equal opportunity employer providing a drug-free workplace. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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