Job ID: 167841

Research Optometrist (9303U) - 19004

University of California, Berkeley

  • Sep. 22, 2021
  • Research Optometrist (9303U) - 19004
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Optometry/Vision Science

Research Optometrist (9303U) - 19004

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

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

The Research Optometrist reports directly to the Director of the Clinical Research Center (CRC). Designs and executes clinical studies for the evaluation of ocular surface disease and contact lens-related complications, which may involve investigations of developmental contact lenses, lens care solutions, and general eye care products; analyze study data and write technical reports and is expected to maintain current optometric knowledge and skills.

  • Interface with internal and external research technical teams on project needs.
  • Design and execute clinical studies for the evaluation of ocular surface disease and contact lens-related complications; analyze study data and write technical reports.
  • 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.

The primary objective of the University of California, Berkeley Clinical Research Center (UCB-CRC; established April 2004) is to work closely with industry, foundations, and government to design and evaluate innovations in patient care. The overall research goals of the UCB-CRC include the following:
  • Interdisciplinary research to develop strategies for disease diagnosis and prevention
  • Partnerships with public and private research institutions
  • Interdisciplinary patient-based studies within multicultural populations

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.

  • Doctor of Optometry and/or equivalent.
  • Possession of a license issued by the California State Board of Optometry to practice optometry required.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $83,900.00 - $124,200.00.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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