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Web & Graphic Designer

  1. Date: 8.1.2018
  2. Location: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
  3. Employer: Champalimaud Research
  4. Job type: Full Time
  5. Position: Technical
  6. Application start: 8.1.2018            

  7. Champalimaud Research (CR), a basic science research programme based in the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU), is seeking a full-time designer to support the CR research community.

    The position is a part of the CR Support Units, a group of professional staff that supports the research, education and scientific outreach efforts of the unit and will be integrated in the Science Communication team. This full-time position will support design needs for a multitude of internal and external communication initiatives, from sharing with CR members the latest news and events, to advertising scientific conferences and outreach events to a wide range of audiences.

    Candidates for this position should be meticulous, self-motivated, creative and willing to work in a dynamic research environment.

    Responsibilities
    The primary responsibilities for this position include:
    To manage web development projects from concept to production (projects will include research-related websites, events, conferences and workshops websites)
    Produce communication and graphic design materials (posters, banners, layouts, logos, booklets, brochures, flyers… for scientific conferences, workshops, outreach initiatives, educational programmes)
    Design layout and infographics for institutional documents, such as the annual report
    Preparation of images/illustration to visually communicate research news, to be sent out with press releases for media purposes and for our online magazine about science (Ar Magazine – http://magazine.ar.fchampalimaud.org/)
    Elaboration of visual guidelines and materials for the signage of the CCU research spaces

    Qualifications Mandatory
    ~ Undergraduate degree (BSc or Lic.) in a relevant field;
    ~ Experience with css, html, java coding languages;
    ~ Great proficiency using Adobe creative cloud application ( Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) or equivalents (Inkscape, Gimp, etc.);
    ~ Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite Illustrator, InDesign, Muse and Dreamweaver;
    ~ Good command of written and spoken English;
    ~ Excellent organizational and time management skills;

    Preferred
    Experience with WordPress or other content management systems, specifically custom themes and plugin development;
    Digital and non-digital illustration skills;
    Experience in one or in several of the following: interactive design, game design, motion design, multimedia, digital media motion design;
    Ability to read and write in English and Portuguese;
    Experience working in a research environment;
    Interest in learning technology-related skills is relevant;
    Experience in Adobe CC After-Effects & Premiere.

    Application
    Interested designers should gather a brief motivation letter, a 2-page CV, and a portfolio.
    Portfolio should contain graphic and web design works, as well as drawings and illustrations or any other relevant examples of the applicant’s experience.
    All files should be sent in English.
    Include also the names and contact information of two referees, and send everything to the email careers@research.fchampalimaud.org with “Designer [your last name]” in the subject line.

    If you do not wish that we contact current or past employers, please state so and explain the reason in your motivation letter.
    Selected applicants will be called for an interview.
    You must be willing to relocate to Lisbon, Portugal and start ~5 weeks after your interview date.
    Positions will remain open until filled.
    You should not expect to hear from us within the first two weeks following your application.

    About
    Champalimaud Research (CR) is at the heart of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, a modern research and clinical facility situated on the waterfront in Lisbon, Portugal.
    CR comprises a team of over 300 scientists from around the world with foci in neuroscience and cancer.
    English is the official language of the Centre.
    Lisbon’s warm and sunny climate, vibrant culture and high quality of life make this a great place to live and work.

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