How a parasite invades its host and other cool stuff | Biomedical animator required

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Biomedical Animation FellowThink of the smallest thing you can draw. Now think smaller. If you can visualise how one cell communicates with another, or how a parasite invades its host, and are able to use animation software to bring these processes to life for others, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research has an opportunity for you.
We are looking for a Biomedical Animation Fellow to join the Biomedical Animation team, reporting to award-winning animator Drew Berry. The animation fellow is responsible for visually communicating the discoveries and research of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and other important science topics to the interested layperson through the use of Maya animation software. This requires the ability to distil complex scientific information into clear, concise messages, designed for wide accessibility and broad appeal.

The appointee will possess:
• Post-graduate qualifications in biomedical sciences
• 3D animation experience and/or diploma in animation
• Demonstrable ability to research topics in science journals, gaining detailed understanding of complex scientific content
• A portfolio demonstrating applicable artistic and technical qualities
• Demonstrable proficiency in Maya and Adobe Photoshop
• Proficiency in Adobe After Effects and non-linear editing

The successful candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have the ability to work autonomously.

This position is for 1 year in the first instance. Salary range is $76,745 – $83,072 (HEW 6). Up to 17% superannuation and very attractive salary packaging options are available.

A position description is available at

General enquiries can be directed to Mr Drew Berry –

Please email your application including cover letter, CV and a letter addressing the key selection criteria in pdf format to quoting reference WEHI/YSBerry in the subject line.

Application closing date: Friday 8 July 2016

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is Australia’s oldest medical research institute, and celebrated its centenary in 2015. For 100 years we have been making discoveries for humanity, improving the health of people in Australia and around the world.

At the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute we strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value diversity and gender equity in our work force and promote flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs.