Medical Animator

Art · Toronto, Ontario
Department Art
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

About INVIVO, A Red Nucleus Company
We are a multi-dimensional agency that caters to the life sciences space where our purpose is to improve the quality of life by accelerating the understanding of science. Since 1998, we've been pioneering the integration of technology and creative visualization into communication that connects people and science. As a Digital Scientific Communications agency, we are committed to meeting our global healthcare client’s needs through:

  • Insightful medical strategy
  • Compelling scientific storytelling
  • Illumination of data through visualization and interaction
  • Digital solutions that use the best in leading edge technology


We have won over 145 industry awards including medical animations, AR/VR, data visualizations, medical games, and holography delivered on the latest digital devices and at major medical conferences around the world. Our culture is not typical or ordinary, and we aim to keep it that way. At INVIVO, A Red Nucleus Company, we believe in providing a rich working environment, one filled with challenge that pushes us to innovate in ways that captures the imagination. Our culture is about fun, meaningful work and a true sense of community.


Role Description
The Medical Animator is responsible for developing high quality animations, presenting accurate scientific and medical information in a clear and engaging manner. The animator will conduct general scientific research, develop storyboards, composite scenes and develop animations through their entire life-cycle in a fast-paced, high volume environment.


About You
You are comfortable working on a close knit and collaborative team with wide ranges of skill sets and personalities. You enjoy the creative iterative problem-solving process required to bring original concepts and high-profile IPs to life in an immersive experience. You thrive in teams and would be described by your peers as a teammate who is always willing to go the extra mile in order to raise the bar.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the creation of high quality medical animations; working on all aspects of 3D animation (modeling, animation, lighting, shading, rendering, basic dynamics)
  • Conduct general scientific research for animation and interactive projects.
  • Assist with the creation of storyboards, including literature and visual research, creative solutions, drawing frames and compiling storyboard documents
  • Composite 3D scenes in AfterEffects
  • Perform basic video and audio editing in Premiere
  • May have occasional contact with clients to discuss scientific content


Skills & Qualifications

  • Science degree required, graduate of a Biomedical Communications discipline preferred
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced production environment (3+ years working experience preferred)
  • Good competency in all aspects of 3D production (Autodesk Maya or 3DS Max), including modeling, shading, lighting, animating, basic dynamics and rendering (3+ years experience preferred)
  • Experience with script-writing and storyboard development
  • Good competency in compositing with After Effects
  • Good competency in Adobe software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Media Encoder etc)
  • Competency in other software packages, including Mudbox, Unity, Frost etc, preferred
  • Basic knowledge of video editing and compression
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Passion for science and animation


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
    Art
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level