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Research Optometrist (9303U)
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 11, 2019
Title Research Optometrist (9303U)
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Optometry/Vision Science
    Health Services/Research & Policy

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance-academic and artistic, political and cultural-make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is:July 16, 2019

Departmental Overview
UC. Berkeley’s School of Optometry is internationally recognized for its excellence in patient care as well as its leadership in vision research. The School offers several clinics that provide comprehensive eye care to members of the Berkeley campus and the local community. More than 80,000 patients visit each year. Learn more at


  • Performs eye examinations or screening tests for the purpose of determining vision problems, eye defects, or other abnormalities.
  • Diagnoses eye conditions and prescribes treatment as necessary to preserve or restore maximum efficiency or vision.
  • Gathers, analyzes and records history and clinical findings.
  • Performs tests in research development of ophthalmic instruments and clinical procedures. Design and conduct clinical studies in support of research projects.
  • Collaborate with biostatisticians on statistical analyses of study data and write technical reports.
  • Interpret clinical data and contribute to clinical reports.
  • Present clinical results in professional literature and professional conferences.
  • Actively contribute to and participate in weekly lab meetings.
  • Performs teaching and training functions.
  • May provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff members.
  • Implements related business processes.

Required Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge and skills of optometry essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to this position.
  • Thorough knowledge associated with diagnosing eye diseases and varying conditions.
  • Thorough professional skills in delivering eye care, treatment and diagnostic services to patients.
  • Requires strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Requires effective interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate findings of examination to patients.
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative manner with staff, faculty, and members of the health care community across the campus.
  • Position must be able to work with diverse client group.
  • Position must be able to provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff members.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Possession of a license issued by the California State Board of Optometry to practice optometry required.

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.


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