Casey Eye Institute Jobs

The full descriptions of the following open positions are available on the OHSU job search web site. To search for a position of interest please include the position number (e.g. IRC43304).  For any questions regarding the positions listed above please contact Jeannine Ransom, Human Resources Manager by calling 503-494-3000.

Postdoc Researcher – IRC60138 

FTE: 1.0 FTE, Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am –5:00 pm 
Salary: $47,000 
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill) 

Job Type: Post Doc 

Postdoctoral research opportunity available in the area of biomedical optics at the Center for Ophthalmic Optics and Lasers   at the Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health &Science University (OHSU). 

Required Qualifications  

  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Medical Physics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or related field 
  • Basic training in laboratory methods 
  • Must demonstrate excellence in one or more of the following areas: optical microscope imaging systems, optical design, optical system fabrication, fiber optic systems and components, advanced equipment control with C++ or LabVIEW 
  • Detail oriented and meticulous in all aspects of work 
  • Exceptional organizational skills, strong communication skills with the public as well as with physicians/researchers, and exceptional database management abilities 
  • Strong follow-through skills and ability to pro-actively identify and solve problems 
  • Demonstrated innovation, initiative, and problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to multi-task 
  • Ability to work well with team members 
  • Ability to work independently; willingness to serve as a positive and professional role model 
  • Demonstrated record of reliable attendance, punctuality and proven successful performance in past and present 
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Laboratory experience 
  • Familiarity with research design, statistics, and use of computers for research 
  • Working knowledge of computer software including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Photoshop Apply online
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Postdoc Researcher – IRC65450

FTE: 1.0 FTE, full-time
Salary: $43,692-$58,560, depending on experience
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill)
Job Type: Post Doctoral Scholar 

Work Unit Description

This position will be responsible for research in spatio-temporal modeling and machine learning of volumetric retinal imaging datasets acquired in eyes of subjects with macular disease. Duration is expected to be two years. 

Key responsibilities include 

  • Designing and conducting research on spatio-temporal modeling and machine learning approaches to explore and learn from large scale medical imaging data.  
  • Contributing to the development of new concepts, techniques, and methods to visualize data.  
  • Incorporating existing and novel segmentation, feature extraction, quantitative analysis, and classification strategies for aid in diagnosis and the prediction of retinal disease outcomes.  
  • Publishing and presenting results in top-level journals and conferences. 
  • Analyzing research data and provide interpretation.  
  • Contributing to the development of research documentation for technique reports and grant applications. 
  • Providing direction and guidance to students as needed. 

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Medical Physics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or related field.  
  • Strong background in machine learning, computer vision, or medical image analysis. 
  • Detail oriented and meticulous in all aspects of work. 
  • Requires exceptional organizational skills, strong communication skills, and exceptional database management abilities.
  • Strong follow-through skills and ability to pro-actively identify and solve problems. 
  • Demonstrated innovation, initiative, and problem-solving skills are imperative. 
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team. 
  • Working knowledge of technologies including Matlab, Python, HTML5, CSS, SVG, Javascript, R, ggplot2, and Mac OS is desired. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities. 
  • Good time management skills and attention to detail.  
  • Ability to meet deadlines, and willingness to serve as a positive and professional role model.  
  • Must have demonstrated record of reliable attendance, punctuality and proven successful performance. 
Qualified candidates can email their CV to  

Post Doctoral Scholar – IRC69319 

FTE: 1.0,, Full-Time
Compensation: Based on NIH schedule and years of experience.
Job Type: Postdoc
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill) 

Work Unit Description

This Postdoc Scholar position will work in the Center for Ophthalmic Optics and Lasers Lab at Casey Eye Institute, and will focus on optical coherence tomography (OCT), interferometry and fluorescence microscopy. This position works with a team of scientists and engineers, developing cutting-edge optical systems and specifically high resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) for corneal imaging in healthy and disease conditions.

 Functions/Duties of Position

  • Develop algorithms for registration, segmentation, detection and analysis and modeling of OCT data. 
  • Provide direction and guidance to student workers as needed. 
  • Operate and maintain sophisticated laboratory/scientific equipment. Required Qualifications:  
  • PhD degree in Visual Optics, Biomedical Engineering, Optics or related field of research, and 5 years of relevant experience 
  • 3-5 years of strong experimental background in OCT applications in ophthalmology, visual optics, or a related area. 
  • Experience with digital image acquisition and processing (e.g., in Matlab, Labview, C++) is required. 
  • Must be detail oriented and meticulous in all aspects of work. 
  • Requires exceptional organizational skills, strong communication skills with the public as well as with physicians/researchers, and exceptional database management abilities. 
  • Must have strong follow-through skills and ability to pro-actively identify and solve problems. 
  • Must have demonstrated innovation, initiative, and problem-solving skills are imperative. 
  • Ability to work well independently and multi-task is critical. 
  • The ability to work well with team members is essential. 
  • Familiarity with research design, statistics, and use of computers for research is preferred. 
  • Working knowledge of computer software including Excel, Word, and Powerpoint is desired. 

Ophthalmic Technician –IRC71861 

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 p.m.
FTE: Full-time, 40 hours/week
Compensation: $19.40-$25.69/hr
Job Type: AFSCME (union)
Location: Portland, OR (South Waterfront) 

Work Unit Description

The purpose of this position is to provide ophthalmic patient care assistance to faculty and residents in the Comprehensive Adult eye division at Casey Eye Institute, providing ancillary screening and testing as necessary. 

Functions/Duties of the Position

  • Screen patients and obtain/record patients' chief complaint 
  • Perform ophthalmic testing as appropriate 
  • Perform applanation tonometry 
  • Perform visual fields, refractometry and auto refraction 
  • Perform calibration of automated and non-automated perimeters 
  • Assist doctors during examinations as needed 
  • Provide patient instruction, education and assistance as required. 
  • Prepare for the sterilization process 
  • Maintenance of exam room cleanliness and inventory stock 
  • Take/return patient phone calls, refill prescriptions 
  • Maintain skills and participate in continuing education 
  • Provide high quality customer service 
  • Participate in cash handling on an as-needed basis 

Required Qualifications 

  • Must be a qualified Ophthalmic Technician. Completion of two year training program in Ophthalmic Technology from an AMA and JCAHPO approved school AND two years of clinical and /or laboratory experience conducting preliminary screening and vision testing including specialized tests such as refractometry and visual fields OR an equivalent combination of training and experience. 
  • Two years of clinical and /or laboratory experience conducting preliminary screening and vision testing including specialized tests such as refractometry. 
  • Must be able to perform ophthalmic tests and exams as specified above. Ability to perform Goldmann Visual fields. Demonstrated ability to use clinical diagnostic equipment. Must be detail oriented and possess excellent interpersonal and patient relations skills. Ability to multi-task and delegate workload is essential. Strong skills and background with clinic operations including scheduling systems, and inventory control. 
  • Proficiency with computer applications such as Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and related computer applications. 
  • Excellent communication skills, professional demeanor, excellent organizational skills. Exceptional interpersonal skills - patient advocacy skills - evaluate patient concerns for timely resolution. Sensitivity to patient needs. Ability to work independently as well as in a team-work model. Willingness to serve as a positive and professional role model. Must have demonstrated record of reliable attendance, punctuality and proven successful performance in past and present. 
  • BLS certification through American Heart Association (AHA), provider level. Initial certification is the responsibility of the employee. Renewal certification classes/cost provided by OHSU if job required. 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience performing Goldmann Visual fields highly desirable. Administrative/medical office experience preferred.    

Preschool Vision Screener (Research Assistant 1) –IRC71868 

Schedule: To be determined by manager
FTE: 0.4, this is a temporary, part-time position that does not offer benefits. 
Compensation: $15.00-$17.00/hour 
Job Type: Unclassified (Research)
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill) 

Work Unit Description

This research project facilitates free eye screens to children throughout the state in partnership with the Oregon State Elks and the Oregon Head Starts. Approximately 30% of the screened children are referred for a complete eye exam. One of the major goals of this study is to understand why children who are referred for an eye exam do not go to the eye doctor. The RA will be responsible for the majority of the data entry and scanning for the program. The RA will run database queries and status reports for the follow up coordinator. The RA may travel and perform vision screenings throughout the state of Oregon. 

Functions/Duties of the position

  • Perform data entry and scanning of consent forms, medical chart notes, parent contact information, eye care professional contact information, screener training information, volunteer communication, screener demographics.
  • Review data within database to ensure quality control. Create reports from database to review screening method accuracy.  
  • Meet with follow up Coordinator weekly to give an update on weekly workload. Report to follow up coordinator if more staffing is needed or workload needs to be redistributed.  
  • May assist in Vision Screening 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree (4 yr)/no experience, OR AA (2 yr) and 2 years of relevant experience, OR no degree and 4 years of relevant experience. 
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel spreadsheets. 
  • Ability to learn online CRM system. 
  • Ability to run customize database queries. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, able to resolve conflicts and to problem solve between parties. 
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and urgent patient and system needs.  
  • Ability to work independently, willingness to serve as a positive and professional role model. 
  • The ability to work in a changing environment. 
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple projects is essential. 
  • Ability to work with diverse personality types including volunteers, students, Head Start workers, head start parents, and medical professionals. 
  • Able to manage a changing work environment with a focus on continual process improvement. 
  • Proven team player.  
  • Must have demonstrated record of reliable attendance, punctuality and proven successful performance in past and present. 
Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual Spanish/English 
  • Vision screening or Head start experience preferred.