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University of Utah UU Student - Animator (Work-Study) in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/25/2018

Requisition Number PRN08013N

Job Title UU Student - Computer

Working Title UU Student - Animator (Work-Study)

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 10-15

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Weekdays, flexible; during standard business hours.

Is this a work study job? Yes

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01502 - Department of Biochemistry

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Will pay no less than 7.25

Close Date

Job Summary

We are launching a new online course for scientists looking to learn about cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). This course, called Cryo-EM 101, will be made freely available online, and will consist of video, 3D animation and interactive simulations that will cover all aspects of visualizing biological structures using cryo-EM.

Come join our team!

As our 3D animator, you will work together with a producer to create 3D models and animations of lab equipment and biological samples. These animations will be incorporated into short educational modules that will be posted online. We plan to start creating modules in May/June 2018, and continue through the 2018/2019 school year.


The Cryo-EM 101 Animator will:

-Create realistic 3D models of scientific equipment based on observations, photos and diagrams, and 3D models of biological samples based on images, sketches and descriptions.

-Production of short (< 1 minute) animations.

-Assist in creation of storyboards and animatics.

Minimum Qualifications

This job posting is only available to University of Utah students who have been awarded a Federal Work-Study Award for the current year. Please login to CIS and go to the Finance/Financial Aid section to view your Financial Aid Status. If you have not received a Federal Work-Study Award, then do not complete and submit this application. Before hire, this employer will confirm that you have received a Federal Work-Study Award for the current year.

-Knowledge of Autodesk Maya or similar animation software, including demonstrated ability to complete modeling, lighting, texturing and rendering.

-Ability to create storyboards and animatics

-Effectively manage time and schedules

-Neatly manage and organize digital files associated with the project

-Knowledge of post-production techniques and software (such as Adobe After Effects).


An interest in the sciences, and particularly in biology, is a plus!

Special Instructions Summary

In addition to a resume, please include a cover letter that describes your experience in animation, and links to animations and/or 3D illustrations that you have produced, making note of your specific contribution if multiple individuals were involved in the project.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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