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Since 1968 IMI has set and maintained standards for the medical illustration profession, bringing together the disciplines of clinical photography, medical art, illustration, graphic design and video within healthcare.

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  • Medical illustrators/designers, Sofia Medicorum Communications, Kettering
    Medical illustrators/designers, Sofia Medicorum Communications, Kettering

    Updated: 12/11/2018

    We are a start-up medical communications agency looking for designers/illustrators to work on a freelance basis with us on an initial basis.

  • Trainee Clinical Photographer, Birmingham
    Trainee Clinical Photographer, Birmingham

    Updated: 12/11/2018

    This is a 18 month training position, where you will be trained in clinical photography. You will be expected to hold a Degree in Photography and be required to undertake the Staffordshire University Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Photography course.

  • Assistant Practitioner in Clinical Photography, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy
    Assistant Practitioner in Clinical Photography, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy

    Updated: 12/11/2018

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for an assistant practitioner in clinical photography to join our team in NHS Fife. We provide a multi-skilled support service to NHS staff involved in patient care, teaching, education and research within NHS Fife.

  • Ophthalmic Photographer NHS Lothian, Edinburgh
    Ophthalmic Photographer NHS Lothian, Edinburgh

    Updated: 08/11/2018

    An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Ophthalmic Photographer to join our team within the Medical Photography Service at NHS Lothian. Consideration will also be given to qualified Clinical Photographers who have experience in Ophthalmic Imaging. You will join a team of 20 staff who are committed to providing a comprehensive Medical Photography / Video / Graphic Design Service. We are located at six hospital sites, five within Edinburgh and one in Livingston. You will be based at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion in Edinburgh; however you may be required to cover clinics at more than one hospital site.

  • Job Advertisement for a Medical Artist and Creative, Eashing, Surrey
    Job Advertisement for a Medical Artist and Creative, Eashing, Surrey

    Updated: 08/11/2018

    A new position for a full time medical artist has become available. Due to sustained business growth we are looking for a qualified medical artist to join the team as a ’Medical Artist and Creative’. Based in our office in Eashing, Surrey you will work with Medical Artist, Joanna Culley, working on client projects providing high quality medical illustrations, animations and other relevant content & creative outputs.

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