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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Scientific Illustrator/Graphic Designer in Richland, Washington


The Creative Services Team works with internal and external stakeholders to concept, create, and deploy visual communications solutions through print and electronic media. Common design projects include — but are not limited to — website graphics, marketing brochures, promotional fliers, informational booklets, research reports, scientific presentations, and conference posters.


Job Description

The Scientific Illustrator/Graphic Designer works closely and directly with research staff to create scientific and technical figures and other graphic design products that accurately represent scientific concepts and processes. They must be excellent at translating complex scientific information into clear, concise, and visually appealing illustrations and figures for proposals, reports, and other research deliverables. They must ensure consistency through applying PNNL or other applicable sponsor visual identity standards to materials that are created. They serve as a strategic member of a dedicated in-house team of creative professionals under the direction of the Creative Director, with direct report to the Manager of Creative Services. The successful candidate must be able to collaborate with, and provide professional illustration and graphic design services to, internal S&T stakeholders as well as external sponsors through the entire life cycle of a project, that is from determining project requirements through successful project delivery.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Pay strict attention to detail, technical accuracy, and graphic design best practices to translate complex scientific concepts into detailed, yet visually engaging, illustrations and other visual communications products.

  • Provide excellent customer service in collaboration with our scientific and engineering staff and other communications professionals by being patient, attentive, having good interpersonal communication skills, time-management skills, and strong organizational skills.

  • Manage your project work effectively and efficiently to meet frequent on-demand deadlines in a fast-paced, highly technical team environment with little oversight.

  • Work with peers and leadership across the Communications Division to establish effective working relationships.

  • Use an online workflow system to initiate communications work to record assignments, monitor progress, and route work.

  • Perform other duties as required/assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA and 5+ years of relevant work experience -OR-

  • MS/MA and 3+ years of relevant work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated proficiency with industry-standard software, specifically the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office applications, especially PowerPoint.

  • Up-to-date knowledge of current tools and trends in scientific and technical illustration, presentation design, and graphic design for print and digital output, including proper file preparation requirements and conventions.

  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple projects and meet frequent on-demand deadlines in a fast-paced, highly technical team environment with little oversight.

  • Strong organization skills and ability to manage time-sensitive project requests and complete such projects within the timeframe provided.

  • Uses industry best practices, including file management, file setup, accessibility, and print production.

  • Expert at technical, informational, or conceptual illustration including infographics.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Diverse portfolio – must provide portfolio with application to be considered.

Additional Information

Not Applicable.

Testing Designated Position

This is not a Testing Designated Position (TDP).

About PNNL

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!

At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State—the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab’s campus is only a 45-minute flight (or 3-hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.

Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity

Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at .

Drug Free Workplace

PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.

If you are offered employment at PNNL, you must pass a drug test prior to commencing employment. PNNL complies with federal law regarding illegal drug use. Under federal law, marijuana remains an illegal drug. If you test positive for any illegal controlled substance, including marijuana, your offer of employment will be withdrawn.

HSPD-12 PIV Credential Requirement

In accordance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) and Department of Energy (DOE) Order 473.1A, new employees are required to obtain and maintain a HSPD-12 Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Credential. To obtain this credential, new employees must successfully complete and pass a Federal Tier 1 background check investigation. This investigation includes a declaration of illegal drug activities, including use, supply, possession, or manufacture within the last year. This includes marijuana and cannabis derivatives, which are still considered illegal under federal law, regardless of state laws.

Mandatory Requirements

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries, you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

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Employees and their families are offered medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, health savings account, flexible spending accounts, basic life insurance, disability insurance, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, tuition assistance, supplemental parental bonding leave, surrogacy and adoption assistance, and fertility support. Employees are automatically enrolled in our company funded pension plan and may enroll in our 401k savings plan. Employees may accrue up to 120 vacation hours per year and may receive ten paid holidays per year.

  • Research Associates excluded.

**Once eligibility requirements are met.

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Minimum Salary

USD $83,200.00/Yr.

Maximum Salary

USD $128,800.00/Yr.