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Web & Graphic Designer (Designer Feb2021)

  1. Date: 17.2.2021
  2. Location: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon
  3. Employer: Champalimaud Foundation
  4. Job type: Full Time
  5. Position: Science Administration
  6. Application start: 17.2.2021             Application ends: 12.3.2021

  7. Position summary:
    We are looking for a creative Web & Graphic Designer to engage people around the world with the work that is being carried out at the Champalimaud Foundation (CF), in Lisbon, Portugal.
    The incumbent will integrate the Champalimaud Communication, Events and Outreach team and work together with the different units of the Champalimaud Clinical Centre – CCC, dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and with the different labs from the Champalimaud Research – CR, dedicated to neuroscience and cancer research.
    This full-time position will support design needs for a multitude of internal and external communication initiatives, from sharing with CF members the latest news and events, to advertising institutional, clinical and scientific conferences and outreach events to a wide range of audiences.

    Call reference: Designer Feb2021

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
    ~ 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 medical and scientific conferences, workshops, outreach initiatives, educational programmes, institutional communication materials);
    ~ 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/), CR and CF website and social media platforms;
    ~ Elaboration of visual guidelines and templates for design materials.

    Candidate profile:
    ~ 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 organisational and time management skills;
    ~ Team player.

    Preferred qualifications:
    ~ 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.

    Duration and place of work: This fellowship will have a duration of six months. Activities will take place at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, in Lisbon, Portugal.

    Monthly Stipend: Fellowship value will be commensurate with skills and experience.

    Coordination: The Designer will report to the Coordinators of the Champalimaud Communication, Events and Outreach team.

    Application Period: Applications will be accepted until March 12th 2021.

    Expected position starting date: May 1st 2021

    Evaluation committee members: **Catarina Ramos – Coordinator of the Champalimaud Communication, Events and Outreach team.
    Teresa Fernandes – Coordinator of the Champalimaud Communication, Events and Outreach team.
    Marta Correia – Senior Designer
    Diogo Matias – Junior Designer

    Application documents: 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. 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.

    How to apply: Candidates must complete this application form and submit a single annexed .pdf document containing the application materials stated in call. (call reference: Designer Feb2021)
    Applicants must be willing to relocate to Lisbon, Portugal and start ~5 weeks after your interview date.

    Evaluation and selection criteria:
    a. Candidates will be screened to determine eligibility based on minimum qualifications listed in call;
    b. Candidates meeting minimum requirements will be scored according to required application materials. CV 70% weighting, motivation letter 30%.

    Notification of results: All candidates will receive a receipt of acknowledgment within 7 days. The highest scoring candidate will be notified by email or telephone. All other candidates will be notified solely by email of the final outcome of the recruitment process. After being notified, candidates will have 10 working days to present a claim for redress by email (careers@research.fchampalimaud.org). If no claim is received by the Champalimaud Foundation, the Evaluation Committee’s decision will become definitive.

    About us: The mission of the Champalimaud Foundation is to develop programmes of advanced biomedical research and provide clinical care of excellence, with a focus on translating pioneering scientific discoveries into solutions which can improve the quality of life of individuals around the world. By its actions the Champalimaud Foundation strives to be a world leader in scientific and technological innovation with the ultimate objective of preventing, diagnosing and treating disease; bringing the benefits of biomedical science to those most in need. The Champalimaud Foundation endeavours to keep audiences informed of relevant research findings and discoveries in the fields of neuroscience and cancer research, diagnosis and treatment, promoting science literacy through education, dialogue and the dissemination of new ideas and practices. To effectively and accurately communicate the work being carried out at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, both internally and with the public at large, a collaborative and interdisciplinary team of communication professionals works close together with all Champalimaud Foundation’s research groups and healthcare professionals.

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