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Instructional Designer

Vacaville, CA (Hybrid)


Placement Type:


Salary (USD):

$60.39 to $67.10 Hourly

Start Date:


Our client is looking for an Instructional Designer. This is a hybrid position and you must be able to commute to Vacaville, CA 3x a week. 

The primary responsibility of the Instructional Designer/Learn Partner is to work closely with stakeholders and subject matter experts to understand learning needs and expectations. Using this information the Designer/Partner will rapidly prototype and assimilate feedback and quickly incorporate any changes into the design process. The role will build materials ensuring timeliness, relevancy, effectiveness and engagement of learners. This position reports to the Head of the Vacaville Operations Learning Team.


  • The key duties and responsibilities of this role are instructional design, training material/program development and application of evaluation methods for effectiveness monitoring.

Instructional Design

  • In partnership with stakeholders and subject matter experts draft standard operating procedures to translate complicated information and documentation into formats that are easier to understand.
  • In partnership with stakeholders and subject matter experts use Instructional Design Methodologies to assess, recommend, design and implement training programs using multiple learning methods (i.e. on-the-job, classroom, online, informal and blended delivery) that effectively address learning needs and translate learning to behavior.
  • Determine if existing content will meet the learning needs assessment or if modification or new content will need to be developed.
  • Apply established training development processes, standards, strategies and templates to ensure a holistic, consistent and compliant learning solution.
  • As appropriate, include appropriate technology to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
  • For all courses developed, implement an evaluation strategy to test knowledge and/or competency.
  • Incorporate stakeholder feedback into the design process to ensure that the instructional materials meet their needs and expectations.
  • Apply Lean management principles to develop training content at speed.
  • To develop new learning solutions, adopt Lean approaches such as minimum viable products and sprints.

Learn Partner

  • Collaborate with training content owners to ensure training material standards are met.
  • Manage the implementation of the curriculum/content in collaboration with the curriculum owner to ensure assignment, communication, logistics and tracking are performed.
  • Upload approved final source and published version of materials to the content repository.
  • Submit requests and partner with the Global Learning Services (GLS) eLearning Team to load updated content into Cornerstone production

Training Delivery

  • May deliver instructor-led or on the job training associated with assigned projects (Train the Trainer).


  • BA/BS degree in instructional design, education, or a related field.
  • 5-7 years experience applying core instructional design principles and theories to maximize learning.
  • Proficiency in course development software such as Articulate 360 (Rise & Storyline) and Adobe Cloud.
  • Experience creating SCORM compliant web based training.
  • Experience conducting both instructor-led and/or on the job training.
  • Experience using Google Suite (Slides, Docs, Sheets, Sites) and MS Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel).
  • Ability to navigate learning management systems, (Cornerstone a plus)
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills and ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to successfully manage projects and/or lead a team of peers and/or stakeholders to achieve project goals.
  • Posses team-orientated approach; ability to quickly and consistently establish rapport; ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders, team members and partners.

Critical-thinking skills

  • Concrete verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in a GMP Biologics Manufacturing facility is a plus.
  • Experience with designing content for SAP, SingleLIMS, Veeva a plus.

The target hiring compensation range for this role is the equivalent of $60.39 to $67.10 an hour. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location.
Additional benefits offered may include; medical health insurance and dental insurance, life insurance, and eligibility to participate in 401k plan with company match.


About Aquent Talent:

Aquent Talent connects the best talent in marketing, creative, and design with the world’s biggest brands.

Our eligible talent get access to amazing benefits like subsidized health, vision, and dental plans, paid sick leave, and retirement plans with a match. We also offer free online training through Aquent GymnasiumMore information on our awesome benefits

Aquent is an equal-opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We’re about creating an inclusive environment—one where different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, and everyone can contribute, grow their careers, and thrive.

Client Description

Are you ready to join a cutting-edge company at the forefront of diagnostic innovation? Our client, a global leader in healthcare technology, is seeking talented individuals to be part of their dynamic team. With a rich history of groundbreaking advancements, this industry trailblazer is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of diagnostic solutions. If you are passionate about making a meaningful impact in the world of healthcare and thrive in a collaborative, forward-thinking environment, we want to hear from you! Join us on our journey to revolutionize diagnostics and shape the future of healthcare.