The Jackson Laboratory

Digital Designer

Job Locations US-ME-Bar Harbor | US-CT-Farmington
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/13/2020 6:16 PM)
Job ID
Marketing, Customer Support and Business Development


Reporting to the JAX® Mice, Clinical & Research Services (JMCRS) Creative & UX Strategy Lead and taking significant direction from the Senior Marketing Manager and Content Manager, the Digital Designer translates business goals and initiatives into compelling, innovative, and clear digital and motion communications. The Digital Designer will need to be driven to identify and deliver good creative digital design assets, working with the design team to expand and build upon creative concepts and ideas. The Digital Designer will have excellent and current creative and design trend knowledge and skills (from branding identity and package design, digital, to time-based media).


The Digital Designer is able to problem solve and must be a team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills who is highly organized with ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities.  This individual should be comfortable owning projects from start to finish as well as providing direction and guidance to other designers.


The Digital Designer will collaborate across JAX, working closely with Strategic Communications and JAX Creative to bring our brand to life using graphic design, typography and digital/interactive design. The ideal candidate thrives in high-pressure, fast-paced environments and can manage competing priorities to execute and deliver high-quality work to our customers. This individual is self-motivated, takes challenges head on and explores multiple solutions to every problem


This position will be an integral part of the JMCRS Marketing team, tasked with providing top-notch marketing solutions that enhance and support the Laboratory’s strategic priorities. Requires independent, creative thinking within the context of established brand standards, willingness to take and measure calculated risks, and operate in a customer-focused environment. Position will have interaction with staff at all levels of the institution, as well as external partners and constituents.


  • Design interactive digital content from concept to completion including digital advertising, social media, official product sites, email marketing, e-commerce, etc. for screen-based mediums
  • Designing digital content in new and inspired ways that support the brand and key marketing initiatives.
  • Take customer problems and user research insights to design simple, elegant and user-centric experiences
  • Edit live-action videos. This may include testimonials, talking heads, employee interviews, training, and social media videos.
  • Have experience developing work for a variety of platforms and use cases, and is used to thinking how those impact myriad devices, experiences and scenarios. Have an advanced understanding of what makes content engaging and successful across platforms and audiences
  • Collaborate with UX and front-end developers on website enhancement projects.
  • Continue to establish and evolve digital brand guidelines and standards based on industry best practices.
  • Using data, research, and best practices to advocate for design solutions that help the JMCRS deliver a consistent brand message and superior user experience. Providing training, education, and support to design colleagues across JAX.
  • Enhancing and maintaining digital brand standards and design components to reflect strategic goals, benchmarking, user testing, web standards, and digital trends. Exploring, developing, and presenting briefs to advocate for new visual approaches and solutions that deliver a distinctive and visionary digital brand experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Digital Design, Visual Effects or Motion Graphics
  • 3 or more years providing related creative services in a customer-service setting, are required.
  • Portfolio demonstrating proficiency in delivering strategic ideas across digital, social or static form factors.
  • Strong proficiency in all aspects of creating finished projects with Adobe Creative Cloud, working within Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere, Media Encoder, Photoshop, Illustrator. Ability to edit video content for multi-platform use and distribution, including online, broadcast and social media channels. Working knowledge of 3D video effects & software such as Cinema 4D
  • Creative thinking, dynamic problem-solving and superior storytelling abilities to ensure careful attention is given to timing, continuity and artistic vision
  • Demonstrated ability to be a positive team player across diverse internal and external organizations
  • Must be a creative, thinking person with the ability to balance the creative with the technical quickly, accurately and efficiently to produce high quality work. Ability to translate established marketing strategies into professional visuals that are consistent with the brand image. Strong organizational, project management and self-directing skills. Ability to take direction and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • An open mind, excellent oral and written communication skills, a keen listening ability, attention to detail, and the ability to manage relationships with a diverse client base and work as part of an integrated team.

Please submit a cover letter of interest and resume as well as a link to your portfolio!

About Us

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,300 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

The Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre scenic Bar Harbor campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views, and dramatic coastline) is accessible from our campus. We are one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries.

JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!  

Our Values:

INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right

PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all

ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science

EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results

INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions

STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us


What do we have to offer?

JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program, an onsite full service cafeteria, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.


Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.


Employment will require successful completion of references, background check, credit check, pre-employment physical, drug test and an appropriate non-compete agreement.

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

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