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Scientific / technical illustrator

Job Title: Scientific/Technical Illustrator

Location: Toronto, Ontario (on-site position)

Hours: Full-Time

Start Date: ASAP

Compensation: Paid, commensurate with experience

At BioRender, we’re building a revolutionary platform for researchers to create high quality scientific graphics to accelerate the scientific process. We are looking for a scientific/technical illustrator to join our award-winning illustration team (with leaders in the space from National Geographic Magazine and more). We are early stage, fast-paced and your work will directly impact our users and their experience with the product. We are looking for a self-starter with a strong illustration portfolio, lightening fast execution and is eager to learn and grow professionally. If you're excited about the idea of reaching a global audience, and want to help build a lasting impact on science communication, we want to hear from you!

BioRender is a young, fast growing company backed by an incredible group of investors, including Y-Combinator, Refactor and some of the most successful Life Science entrepreneurs in the world. Our customers range from the world’s largest pharmaceutical and biotech companies to the most renowned universities and research institutions.


  • Create clean, accurate, 2D vector-based medical and scientific illustrations, animations, and scientific graphics for science illustration platform
  • Research and sketch out scientific concepts to be converted into clear and didactic 2D vector graphics
  • Collaborate with other team members (including programmers, UX designers, science illustrators, etc) to deliver consistent and cohesive body of work
  • Respond to customer requests for science illustration assets as the platform and library grows
  • Evaluate and recommend new methods, materials and equipment for use in medical illustration
  • Participate in the project plans and maintains it to ensure project deliverables are completed as specified
  • Occasional opportunities for traditional illustration work or 3D journal cover art


  • Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Illustration (or related field)
  • Completion of post-secondary biology course (or related subject) is a plus
  • Strong eye for aesthetics/design and visual communication trends
  • Portfolio with samples of clean, vector illustrations with modern color palette
  • Ability to execute high quality vector images extremely quickly
  • Strong experience using vector illustration tools (Adobe Illustrator)
  • Experience in animation and Adobe After Effects is a plus
  • Interest in the scientific/technical fields (either in portfolio samples or study/work experience)
  • Strong team player and willing to take on collaborative projects with the team

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary + options
  • High-growth position in the early stage of a promising company
  • Key placement with important responsibilities in the organization
  • Alignment of your professional growth with the company’s growth
  • Free coffee and weekly lunches
  • Regular company off-sites

**Apply: **Please email [email protected] with your resume, portfolio link and a short blurb about yourself!

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