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  

Posdoctoral Scholar –IRC65935 

FTE: 1.0, Full-Time 
Compensation: $48,432-$59,736, depending on experience
Job Type: Postdoc
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill) 

A postdoctoral research fellowship is immediately available in the Center for Ophthalmic Optics and Lasers, Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health &Science University. The researcher on this position will work alongside experts in various scientific, clinical and engineering disciplines to develop image processing algorithms for registration, segmentation, detection, analysis and modelling of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography data.

Functions of the Position: 

  • Contribute to the development of new concepts, techniques and standards. 
  • Analyzes research data and provides interpretations. 
  • Setup experimental and pre-clinic system.  
  • Build advanced OCT systems, such as ultrahigh speed system, ultrahigh resolution system and collect preliminary results for grant application /paper publication. 
  • Setup functional OCT system, such as optical coherence elastography, and perform phantom / ex-vivo/in-vivo study with the system. 
  • May involve several different projects.  
  • Contributes to the development of research documentation for publication and/or prepares technique reports, papers and grant applications. 
  • Provide direction and guidance to student workers as needed. 
  • Operate and maintain sophisticated laboratory/scientific equipment.  

Qualifications: 

  • PhD degree in Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Optics or a related field is required. 
  • Experience on image processing, modelling algorithms or machine learning is required. 
  • Broad experiences with optical systems, signal processing concepts, particularly coherence, interferometry and Fourier transform are also desirable. 
  • 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 are imperative. 
  • Ability to work well independently and multi-task is critical. 
  • Ability to work well with team members is essential. 
  • Familiarity with research design, statistics, and use of computers for research is preferred. 

Oculoplastics Specialist –IRC73636 

FTE: 1.0 FTE, Full-Time 
Compensation: Dependent upon experience
Job Type: Unclassified (Faculty)
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill) 

Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology at Oregon Health &Science University (OHSU) is recruiting a full-time Oculofacial Plastics Specialist. Candidates should be in the process of or have completed a sub-specialty fellowship in oculoplastics, and be board eligible or board certified. The successful candidate will join an established and rapidly expanding University-based practice with clinical research and educational responsibilities, and will hold an academic appointment. Oregon state medical licensure is required. 

Functions of the Position: 

Providing comprehensive clinical care to General Ophthalmology and Oculoplastics patients of the University Hospital and Clinics and affiliated hospitals and clinics;providing staffing to residents seeing Oculoplastics patients;teaching medical students, residents, fellows, nurses and house staff in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery;patient care and research within the subspecialty. Ideally, this position would also sub-specialize in ophthalmic pathology. 

Qualifications:  

Requires a current, valid MD license and completion of an accredited residency program and oculoplastics fellowship training. Must be board certified or eligible by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Strong clinical and patient assessment skills. Detail oriented and meticulous in all aspects of work. Requires excellent organizational skills and strong communication and patient relations skills. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with employees at all levels of the organization is essential. Demonstrated innovation, initiative, and creative problem-solving skills are imperative. Must be pro-active and detail oriented. Ability to work well independently and multi-task is critical. Ability to plan and organize technical work and to adapt to a changing work environment is critical. Must be able to assess and develop work tasks and systems in order to optimize clinic performance. 

Ophthalmic Technician (Cornea Division, 2 positions) –IRC73087 and IRC79940 

Provide ophthalmic assistance primarily to the Cornea division and Casey Vision Correction Center faculty as they see patients, providing ancillary screening and testing as necessary.  

FTE: Full-time, 40 hours/week
Schedule: Monday-Friday, hours to be determined by manager based on clinic needs
Compensation: $19.40-25.69, depending upon experience
Job Type: Classified (AFSCME union)
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill) 

Ophthalmic Technician (Comprehensive) –IRC79937 

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. 

Schedule: Monday-Friday, hours to be determined by manager based on clinic needs.
FTE: Full-time, 40 hours/week
Compensation: $19.40-$25.69, depending upon experience
Job Type: Classified (AFSCME union)
Location: Portland, OR (South Waterfront) 

Ophthalmic Technician (Hood River/The Dalles, OR) –IRC79939 

The purpose of this position is to provide ophthalmic technical assistance to Ophthalmology faculty primarily at the Casey Eye Institute satellite clinics in Hood River and The Dalles, as they see patients and to provide ancillary screening and testing as necessary.  

Schedule: Monday-Friday, to be determined by manager based on clinic need.
FTE: Full-time, 40 hours/week
Compensation: $19.40-$25.69, depending upon experience
Job Type: Classified (AFSCME union)
Location: Hood River and The Dalles, OR 

Functions of the position: 

  • Obtain and record patient's chief complaint, history of illness, past ocular history, family history, drug allergies, systemic illness and medications; measure and record distance and near vision, in adults and children, with and without correction; measure corneal curvature;perform color vision testing; perform lensometry, including base curve, power of sphere, power and axis of cylinder power and orientation of prism, multifocal adds; measure interpupillar distance for far and near. 
  • Set up ophthalmic examination rooms;assist patients in clinic area;assist doctors during examination as needed; prepare for and assist minor surgeries; perform laser interferometry and PAM testing; perform refractometry, retinoscopy, fogging with asthmatic dials, cross cylinder refinement, measurement of accommodation;obtain comprehensive ocular motility movements; perform Maddox Rod, Worth 4 dot test, stereopsis tests, near point of convergence, ductions, versions and vergences. Exhibit initiative and teamwork in performing all daily tasks. 
  • Provides high quality customer service to patients, OHSU faculty and referring providers, to include PCP's and their office staff, insurance providers in requesting referrals, and co-workers and staff as well as setting an example in training new employees and assisting in other divisions as needed. Maintains a high standard of patient interactions skills and is exemplary in addressing patient complaints when necessary. 
  • Perform Goldmann applanation tonometry and tonopen;perform minor repairs on and maintain ophthalmic instruments;provide patient instruction and verification of hard and soft contact lenses. 
  • Have knowledge of and be able to practice JCAHPO clinical guidelines. Particiapte in continuing education courses and activities and maintain JCAHPO certification. 
  • Triage patient calls. 
  • Apply eye dressings, protective shields and safety glasses;as directed by physician, dispense drugs;adjust, repair and care for spectacles and contact lenses. 
  • Perform other duties including LASIK seminars as assigned. 

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 
  • Must be able to perform ophthalmic tests and exams as specified above. Ability to perform Goldmann Visual fields. Basic computer keyboard skills and 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.  
  • Must be able to perform ophthalmic tests and exams as specified above. 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. 
  • 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. 

Research Assistant Professor (Statistician) –IRC73088 

This Statistician position will have a faculty appointment as Research Assistant Professor within Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology at Oregon Health and Science University. The primary focus will be work within the Center for Ophthalmic Optics and Lasers Lab. 

FTE: 1.0 FTE, Fulll-Time
Compensation: Dependent upon experience
Job Type: Faculty (Unclassified Academic)
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill) 

Functions of the Position: 

The main objective of this position is to promote scholarly research into the diagnosis and management of eye disease, providing new knowledge that will ultimately lead to development of instrumentation and treatment of eye disease. This requires maintaining current knowledge of the pertinent literature, and formulation of rational experimental plans to illuminate specific research problems. A significant percent effort will be placed on developing specific hypotheses, designing experimental plans, calculating statistical power and sample size requirements, and writing and preparing presentations, manuscripts, and grant proposals in conjunction with other investigators such as Drs. David Huang, Yali Jia, Ou Tan, and Yan Li. Areas of research interest include clinical study design, control of data quality and completeness, missing data analysis, diagnostic accuracy analysis, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, regression analysis, disease progression analysis, and machine learning based on optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography technologies. Give presentations of research results. Teach statistics to research and clinical trainees. Provide consultations on statistical methods. Due to the broad activities of the research techniques, this position may involve time overseeing junior laboratory personnel. This might include teaching and advising both graduate and undergraduate students in the above techniques. 

Qualifications: 

  • PhD or equivalent with specialty in Mathematics and Statistics. Experience in the design and analysis of diagnostic clinical studies and interventional clinical trials is highly desirable. 
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills are critical.  
  • Ability to work well independently and assume responsibility for specific phases of research projects.  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work well with team members are essential.  
  • Strong problem solving skills and creative thinking is essential.  
  • Familiarity with research design, statistics and the use of computers for research is highly desirable.  
  • Expert knowledge of statistical programming languages. 
  • Knowledge of MATLAB programming environment.  
  • Knowledge of neural network and other machine learning techniques.  
  • A working knowledge of common computer software including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. 

Pediatric Ophthalmologist Specialist –IRC73637 

Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology at Oregon Health &Science University (OHSU) is recruiting a full-time Pediatric Ophthalmologist. Candidates should be in the process of or have completed a sub-specialty fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology, and be board eligible or board certified. The successful candidate will join an established and rapidly expanding University-based practice with clinical research and educational responsibilities, and will hold an academic appointment. Oregon state medical licensure is required.  

FTE: 1.0 FTE, Full-Time
Compensation: Dependent upon experience.
Job Type: Unclassified (Faculty)
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill)

Functions of the Position: 

Providing comprehensive eye care to pediatric and strabismus patients of the University Hospital and Clinics and affiliated hospitals and clinics; providing staffing to residents seeing pediatric and strabismus patients;teaching medical students, residents, fellows, orthoptists and house staff in pediatric ophthalmology;patient care and research within the subspecialty; serve and support the department's relationship with the Oregon State Elks Association.  

Qualifications: 

Requires a current, valid MD license and completion of an accredited residency program and pediatric ophthalmology fellowship training. Must be board certified or eligible by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Strong clinical and patient assessment skills. Detail oriented and meticulous in all aspects of work. Requires excellent organizational skills and strong communication and patient relations skills. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with employees at all levels of the organization is essential. Demonstrated innovation, initiative, and creative problem-solving skills are imperative. Must be pro-active and detail oriented. Ability to work well independently and multi-task is critical. Ability to plan and organize technical work and to adapt to a changing work environment is critical. Must be able to assess and develop work tasks and systems in order to optimize clinic performance. 

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist (Hood River/The Dalles, OR) –IRC73638 

Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology at Oregon Health &Science University (OHSU) is recruiting a full-time Comprehensive Ophthalmologist for its affiliated clinics located in Hood River and The Dalles, Oregon. Candidates should be in the process of or have completed an Ophthalmology residency, and be board eligible or board certified. The successful candidate will join an established and rapidly expanding University-based practice with clinical research and educational responsibilities, and will hold an academic appointment. Oregon state medical licensure is required. 

FTE: 1.0 FTE, Full-Time
Compensation: Dependent upon experience.
Job Type: Unclassified (Faculty)
Location: Hood River/The Dalles, OR 

Functions of the position: 

Provides comprehensive clinical care to General Ophthalmology patients of the University Hospital and Clinics and affiliated hospitals and clinics; engaging in public service through consultative activities with non-university groups as approved by Department Chair; providing staffing to residents seeing patients;and teaching residents and house staff about diseases and other ophthalmology issues. 

Qualifications: 

Requires a current, valid MD license and completion of an accredited residency program. Must be board certified or eligible by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Strong clinical and patient assessment skills. Detail oriented and meticulous in all aspects of work. Requires excellent organizational skills and strong communication and patient relations skills. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with employees at all levels of the organization is essential. Demonstrated innovation, initiative, and creative problem-solving skills are imperative. Must be pro-active and detail oriented. Ability to work well independently and multi-task is critical. Ability to plan and organize technical work and to adapt to a changing work environment is critical. Must be able to assess and develop work tasks and systems in order to optimize clinic performance. 

Retina Specialist - IRC73639 

Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology at Oregon Health &Science University (OHSU) is recruiting a full-time Medical and Surgical Retina Specialist. Candidates should be in the process of or have completed a two-year subspecialty fellowship in vitreo-retinal diseases, and be board eligible or board certified. The successful candidate will join an established and rapidly expanding University-based practice with clinical research and educational responsibilities, and will hold an academic appointment. Oregon and Washington state medical licensure is required.  

FTE: 1.0 FTE, Full-Time
Compensation: Dependent upon experience.
Job Type: Unclassified (Faculty)
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill) 

Functions of the position: 

Providing clinical care to Retina and Vitreo-retinal patients of the University Hospital and Clinics, affiliated hospitals and clinics and approved satellite locations;engaging in public service through consultative activities with non-university groups as approved by Department Chair;providing staffing to residents seeing Retina and Vitreo-retinal patients;teaching residents and house staff about vitreo-retinal diseases;and performing research relevant to vitreo-retinal medicine;providing clinical and/or research supervision for ophthalmology residents and fellows. May include activity in satellite locations. Perform requirements for Staff Members as outlined in Compliance Roles and Responsibilities in OHSU Hospitals and Clinics;and also specific compliance requirements as outlined by the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners. Carry out responsibilities in an ethical, effective and professional manner. Report potential compliance problems using the reporting processes as outlined in the Code of Conduct. Model ethical and appropriate behavior, professional standards, compliance and personal integrity. Participate in training programs. Understand and comply with the Code of Conduct, OHSU and departmental policies and procedures, applicable rules and regulations. Adheres to all Casey Eye Institute Service Excellence standards and expectations and attends all related mandatory training programs. 

Qualifications: 

Requires a current, valid MD license in Oregon and Washington, and completion of an accredited residency program and vitreoretinal fellowship training. Must be board certified or eligible by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Strong clinical and patient assessment skills. Detail oriented and meticulous in all aspects of work. Requires excellent organizational skills and strong communication and patient relations skills. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with employees at all levels of the organization is essential. Demonstrated innovation, initiative, and creative problem-solving skills are imperative. Must be pro-active and detail oriented. Ability to work well independently and multi-task is critical. Ability to plan and organize technical work and to adapt to a changing work environment is critical. Must be able to assess and develop work tasks and systems in order to optimize clinic performance. 

Research Assistant Professor - IRC73451 

Research Assistant Professor position within Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology at Oregon Health and Science University. The primary focus will be work within the Center for Ophthalmic Optics and Lasers Lab.  

FTE: 1.0 FTE, Fulll-Time
Compensation: Dependent upon experience
Job Type: Faculty (Unclassified Academic)
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill) 

Functions of the position: 

The main objective of this position is to promote scholarly research that leads to the development of novel instrumentation for the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. This requires maintaining current knowledge of the pertinent literature, and formulation of rational experimental plans to illuminate specific research problems. A significant percentage of effort will be placed on developing specific hypotheses, designing experimental plans, and writing and preparing manuscripts and grant proposals in conjunction with other investigators including Drs. David Huang and Yan Li. The foregoing will involve work with other CEI investigators and patients for potential diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. Areas of research interest include visual optics, optical coherence tomography (OCT), corneal topography, corneoscleral topography, refractive surgery, contact lenses, keratoconus, corneal diseases, corneal biomechanics, phototherapeutic keratectomy, corneal collagen crosslinking, and intraocular lens power formula. Due to the broad activities of the research techniques, this position may involve time overseeing junior laboratory personnel. This position might include teaching and advising both graduate and undergraduate students in the above techniques. 

Qualifications: 

PhD or equivalent with specialty in Biomedical Engineering or related disciplines Research experience in visual optics, optical coherence tomography (OCT), corneal topography, refractive surgery, keratoconus, and other corneal diseases. Programming skills in MATLAB, ray tracing software, and statistical software are helpful. Knowledge of statistics, clinical trials, and machine learning are desirable. Strong organizational and multitasking skills are critical. The successful candidate must be able to work well independently and assume responsibility for specific phases of research project. Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work well with team members is essential. Strong problem solving skills and creative thinking is essential. Familiarity with research design, statistics and the use of computers for research is highly desirable, as well as a working knowledge of computer software including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. 

Postdoctoral Scholar - IRC74768 

This position involves research in adaptive optics optical coherence tomography and participation in functional imaging research in retinal diseases under the supervision of Yifan Jian, PhD and David Huang, MD, PhD. 

FTE: Full-time, 40 hours/week
Compensation: Dependent upon experience
Job Type: Postdoctoral Scholar (Student)
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill) 

Functions of the positions: 

Contribute to the development of new concepts, techniques and standards. Analyzes research data and provides interpretations. Setup experimental and prototype system. Build advanced OCT systems, such as ultrahigh speed system, ultrahigh resolution system with adaptive optics and collect preliminary results for grant application /paper publication. May involve several different projects. Contributes to the development of research documentation for publication and/or prepares technique reports, papers and grant applications. Provide direction and guidance to student workers as needed. Operate and maintain sophisticated laboratory/scientific equipment. 

Qualifications: 

Ph.D. in Optics, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related field. 1-3 years of relevant research experience. Hands on experience with optical imaging systems, optical/electrical system design, prototyping and simulation. Preferred experience in Ophthalmology imaging. Experience with the optical coherence tomography, scanning laser ophthalmoscope and adaptive optics. Broad knowledge in optics, signal processing, and image processing. General Zemax software knowledge. 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. 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 multi-task is critical. The ability to work well with team members is essential. Working knowledge with C/C++ programming for instrument control. Parallel computing experience with CUDA. Experienced with data acquisition and system control/synchronization. 

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist (Astoria, OR) –IRC75061 

Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology at Oregon Health &Science University (OHSU) is recruiting a full-time Comprehensive Ophthalmologist for our satellite clinic in Astoria, Oregon. Candidates should be in the process of or have completed an Ophthalmology residency, and be board eligible or board certified. The successful candidate will join an established and rapidly expanding University-based practice with clinical research and educational responsibilities, and will hold an academic appointment. Oregon state medical licensure is required. 

FTE: 1.0 FTE, Full-Time
Compensation: Dependent upon experience.
Job Type: Unclassified (Faculty)
Location: Astoria, OR 

Functions of the position: 

Provides comprehensive clinical care to General Ophthalmology patients of the Astoria ophthalmology satellite clinic;engaging in public service through consultative activities with non-university groups as approved by Department Chair;providing staffing to residents seeing patients;and teaching residents and house staff about diseases and other ophthalmology issues. 

Qualifications: 

Requires a current, valid MD license and completion of an accredited residency program. Must be board certified or eligible by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Strong clinical and patient assessment skills. Detail oriented and meticulous in all aspects of work. Requires excellent organizational skills and strong communication and patient relations skills. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with employees at all levels of the organization is essential. Demonstrated innovation, initiative, and creative problem-solving skills are imperative. Must be pro-active and detail oriented. Ability to work well independently and multi-task is critical. Ability to plan and organize technical work and to adapt to a changing work environment is critical. Must be able to assess and develop work tasks and systems in order to optimize clinic performance. 

Uveitis/Ocular Inflammatory Disease Specialist –IRC76936 

The Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology at Oregon Health &Science University (OHSU) is recruiting a full-time uveitis specialist to work with our current group of three uveitis faculty and one uveitis fellow. 

FTE: 1.0, Full-time
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Job Type: Faculty (Unclassified)
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill) 

Functions of the position: 

Providing comprehensive clinical care to uveitis patients of the University Hospital and Clinics, affiliated hospitals and clinics and approved satellite locations; engaging in public service through consultative activities with non-university groups as approved by Department Chair; providing staffing to residents seeing patients in the uveitis/ocular inflammatory disease clinic. Other subspecialty experience is welcomed but not required (e.g. uveitis and retina, uveitis and cornea, etc.). In conjunction with the Uveitis Division Chief, The Department Chair will assign the clinical schedule. OHSU is a teaching facility. As such, this position is expected to teach medical students and residents through assigned lectures to be given during the course of the year. Faculty interested in doing research may apply for departmental research assistance. Research relevant to ocular inflammatory diseases will be conducted under the mentorship of Jim Rosenbaum, MD. Administrative and other duties may be assigned based on department needs and this position's particular areas of expertise and interest. There will be opportunities to participate in departmental management and to serve on institutional committees. 

Qualifications: 

Requires a current, valid Oregon MD license and completion of an accredited residency program and fellowship training. Must be board certified or eligible by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Strong clinical and patient assessment skills. Detail oriented and meticulous in all aspects of work. Requires excellent organizational skills and strong communication and patient relations skills. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with employees at all levels of the organization is essential. Demonstrated innovation, initiative, and creative problem-solving skills are imperative. Must be pro-active and detail oriented. Ability to work well independently and multi-task is critical. Ability to plan and organize technical work and to adapt to a changing work environment is critical. Must be able to assess and develop work tasks and systems in order to optimize clinic performance. 

Financial Analyst 2 –IRC79174 

Responsible for all accounting, budget management, forecasting, and financial issues relating to CEI research grants. ″Schedule: Monday-Friday, hours to be determined by manager 

FTE: Full-time, 40 hours/week
Compensation: $31.80-$37.73/hour, depending upon experience
Job Type: Classified (AFSCME union)
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill) 

Functions of the position: 

  • Provides consultation and direction to all levels of staff regarding grant or contract issues, responds to requests for information, ensures correct data are collected, provides spending analysis/projections and suggestions for resolving surplus or deficit funding. Meets regularly with PI's, study coordinators, and administration to review individual and department level research portfolio. Prepares clear and formatted spreadsheets for presentation. Makes adjustments as needed to resolve issues with spending. 
  • Performs Labor Distribution for research faculty and staff, facilitates effort certification process, calculates and tracks NIH and departmental cost sharing. 
  • Responsible for all other post-award needs including but not limited to surplus balance transfers, cost transfers, resolution of unallowable activity. 
  • Tracks departmental bridge funding needs and notifies administration of potential gaps well in advance. Monitors existing bridge funding with spreadsheets. 
  • Tracks departmental research performance metrics and performs ad-hoc analysis. Regularly presents data to administration. 
  • Assists PI, Study Coordinators, and Pre-Award Grants Administrator with grant budget development by providing salary and FTE information and ensuring accuracy of budget before submittal. Calculate OHSU Overhead Cost Allocation and determine incremental cost to department. Review contract budgets as needed.
  • Monitors incoming and outgoing sub awards. Ensures spending is on-track with budget, invoices and payments are timely, and assists with close-out at end of budget period. 
  • Review and distribute monthly project status and PI reports to appropriate individuals. Maintain monthly CEI Research Summary report and present at monthly research administration meetings. 

Qualifications: 

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Finance or Related Field. All candidates must have 2 years of professional healthcare and/or relevant financial analysis experience. 

  • Intermediate level skills with MS Office Suite including Word and Access and experience with advanced Excel functions. 
  • Must possess mathematical skills and financial experience required for preparation of financial reports and understanding of expenditures and intermediate database skills, including data entry, queries, reports, spreadsheets, etc. 
  • Must demonstrate ability to use sophisticated conceptual, numerical, and analytical skills to solve complex and unique financial problems. 
  • Must possess strong communication skills both verbal and written with good command of oral and written English, including grammar and spelling. 
  • Must be detailed oriented. 
  • Must possess strong organizational skills, be flexible, and creative. 
  • Must have exceptional customer service skills both on the phone and in person and have experience serving diverse populations. 
  • Must have ability to work in a team environment, as well as ability to work independently. 
  • Must be proficient and professional in all aspects of office procedures. 
  • Must have ability to set and prioritize obtainable goals, be self-directed and work efficiently under pressure of multiple deadlines for multiple investigators.
  • Demonstrable record of reliable attendance, punctuality and proven successful performance at past and present employers. 
  • Preferred Experience: Five years previous accounting experience preferred. Two years of OHSU GL and OGA accounting/financial analysis experience and experience in a budgetary support role for management is desirable. 

Research Assistant –IRC79589 

Work as a Research Assistant 2 on projects supervised by Dr. Paul Yang in his lab to include molecular biological techniques, cell culture, recombinant DNA technology, micro dissection, and functional testing of small animal models to investigate therapeutic agents for retinal degeneration. 

Schedule: Monday-Friday, hours to be determined by supervisor.
FTE: Full-time, 1.0 FTE, 40 hours/week
Compensation: $31,876-$40,000, depending on experience
Job Type: Unclassified (Research)
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill) 

Functions of the position: 

  • Maintain animal colonies, maintain cell cultures, and make chemical and stock solutions.  
  • Perform in-vivo fundus imaging and electroretinography of animals.  
  • Perform subcutaneous and intraperitoneal injections of medications in animal models.  
  • Collect various animal tissue samples, as well as micro-dissection of eyes.  
  • Prepare tissue using paraffin and epoxy embedding, as well as frozen techniques.  
  • Microsection tissue. 
  • Extract proteins from tissue.  
  • Prepare samples for in-situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, and multiplex microassay.  
  • Perform western blot, in-situ hybridization, and immunohistochemistry. ″=
  • Perform confocal microscopy. 
  • Perform TUNEL and caspase-3 assays. Perform ELISA assays.  
  • Isolate DNA/RNA. Create cDNA from RNA. Design and order primers for PCR. Perform PCR and RT-PCR. Perform gel electrophoresis, and prepare/deliver PCR samples for sequencing.  
  • Assists in conducting of one or more phases of a research project. 
  • Investigate journal articles pertinent to current research.
  • Documenting experiments performed.  
  • Performs standardized, routine procedures and tests, collects, abstracts, enters and analyzes data, prepares regulatory documents, and prepares work reports. 
  • Creates PowerPoint presentations for laboratory meetings.  
  • Creates posters for and presents data at local, regional, national scientific meetings. 
  • Maintain lab data repository including management of files and regular backing up of data, ordering lab supplies, and cleaning of laboratory regularly. 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors degree with major course work in molecular biology and genetics. One-year relevant research experience in laboratory setting.  
  • Efficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Photoshop.  
  • Communicates effectively in both written and oral formats. ″Innovation and problem solving required. ″Ability to mentor volunteer students. 
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to manage competing priorities. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and urgent system needs.  
  • Ability to work independently;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. Preferred course work in statistics. Preferred experience with Igor Pro, ImageJ and Illustrtator. Supervisory research experience in a laboratory setting 

PAS Specialist (Retina) - IRC79603 

This position provides administrative and clinical support to the Retina Faculty, fellows and staff serving in Portland as well as satellite offices, specifically in the areas of patient care, phone coverage, reception, scheduling, billing and all other day-to-day operations.  

Schedule: Monday through Friday, hours to be determined by manager based on clinic need.
FTE: Full-time, 40 hours/week
Compensation: $18.28-$21.50/hour
Job Type: Classified (AFSCME union)
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill) 

PAS Specialist (Pediatric Ophthalmology) –IRC79935 

Primary responsibility of this position is as scheduler and patient care coordinator for the Pediatric Ophthalmology Division at Casey Eye Institute. This position provides an exceptional level of customer service to external and internal customers. 

Schedule: Monday through Friday, hours to be determined by manager based on clinic need.
FTE: Full-time, 40 hours/week
Compensation: $18.28-$21.50/hour
Job Type: Classified (AFSCME union)
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill) 

PAS Specialist (Hood River/The Dalles, OR) –IRC79941 

Provides support to The Dalles and Hood River clinic faculty and staff, specifically in the areas of patient care, phone coverage, reception, scheduling, authorizations, billing, and day-to-day operations. ″Schedule: Monday-Friday, hours to be determined by manager depending on clinic needs. 

FTE: Full-time, 40 hours/week
Compensation: $18.28-$21.50/hour
Job Type: Classified (AFSCME union)
Location: Hood River and The Dalles, OR 

Functions of the positions: 

  • Schedule new and return patient appointments. Obtain prior medical records and studies if appropriate, and assure information is in patient's chart at time of visit. Arrange stretchers, wheelchairs, and interpreters when necessary, and accommodate other special needs whenever possible. Confirm patient appointments, reminding patients of co-pays, and deposits or self-pay where indicated. Provide personal reminders to patients about upcoming appointments. Triage phone calls, dispensing appropriately, including facilitation of prescription refills. Schedule new/return appointments, consults, walk-ins and emergencies. Prepare schedule for daily clinics. Other duties as assigned for back up. 
  • Arrange and order associated clinical, diagnostic, or laboratory services;obtain authorizations when necessary. Direct patients to appropriate providers for other health care issues. Complete and route direct referrals to other clinical services. Contact primary care physicians or their designees to obtain authorizations for urgent care. Schedule return appointments on line, initiate authorization requests for subsequent care. 
  • Gather and/or verify patient information including demographics, insurance coverage, and financial status. Confirm patient eligibility for health care coverage and clarify any managed care arrangements. Obtain authorizations for clinical care, procedures, and laboratory studies. Enter all information accurately into OHSU databases or into the medical record when necessary. 
  • Replace/cover for Receptionist at front desk as needed, checking patients in/out, making appointments, prepare charts, filing and other duties as assigned by manager 
  • Perform cash handling and billing duties in a timely and thorough manner. Duties include: educating patients on related billing issues as appropriate;collecting co-payments and past due balances when indicated;providing patients with appropriate receipts per Casey Eye Institute procedures;performing end of day duties following department protocol and guidelines (batching out cash/checks/credit card, checking encounters for missing information, and giving appropriate documentation to designated area for posting);reconciling cash receipts per Casey Eye Institute policy and maintaining front office cash drawer as appropriate. 
  • Provide high quality customer service to both external customers (patient, referring providers, and insurance carriers) and internal customers (OHSU health care providers and staff) that meets or exceeds the service standards of the health care industry. This duty includes prompt and professional communication efforts, face-to-face customer contact skills, crisis management, and facilitate available information or requests promptly to the appropriate providers or their designees. 

Qualifications: 

  • Six months of work experience in a medical office setting, including high volume direct patient contact OR one year of work experience in a high volume direct public contact position OR successful completion of the PAS Trainee position. 
  • Basic computer keyboarding skills. 
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology.  
  • Strong relationship building skills with patients, health plans, providers, staff, management.  
  • Exceptional customer service skills - both in person and on the phone.  
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills - able to resolve conflicts and to problem solve between parties.  
  • Patient advocacy skills - evaluate patient concerns for timely resolution. 
  • Sensitivity to patient needs. 
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to manage competing priorities. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and urgent patient and system needs.  
  • Ability to work independently;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. 
  • High school diploma or GED preferred. 

Research Assistant 2 –IRC79592 

This position will provide technical assistance for a multifaceted research program studying genetic variation, gene expression, microbiota and molecular immune responses involved in inflammatory disease. 

Schedule: Monday-Friday, hours to be determined by supervisor.
FTE: Full-time, 1.0 FTE, 40 hours/week
Compensation: $31,876-$42,000
Job Type: Unclassified (Research)
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill) 

Functions of the position: 

  • Perform various laboratory assays including, but not limited to, genotyping, RT-PCR, immunostaining, ELISA, analysis of RNA and DNA sample quality and quantity;RNA and DNA purification. 
  • Perform and analyze flow cytometry experiments of microbial, rodent and human cells. Liase with flow cytometry core on a weekly basis. 
  • Assist with induction of lab volunteers and provide technical support for their ongoing projects. 
  • Compile data into spreadsheets and graphs;attend and participate in lab meetings. 
  • Receipt, storage, cataloguing, and tracking of specimens and data from human subjects;data entry and maintenance of research databases. 
  • Perform routine administrative duties related to eIRB protocols and communication with clinics contributing human specimens and data. 
  • Daily monitoring of mouse and rat health status. Perform record keeping, genotyping and sample collection of rodent samples. 
  • Contribute to equipment maintenance, monitor safety equipment (e.g. eye wash stations) and maintain lab cleanliness. 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors Degree (4 yr) with major courses in field of research/No Experience, OR AA (2 yr) and 2 years of relevant experience. 
  • Proficiency in the use and routine maintenance of PC or Macintosh computers;basic proficiency with text, spreadsheet, and graphic functions of Microsoft Office;strong organizational and record keeping skills. 
  • Innovation and problem solving required.  
  • Ability to mentor volunteer students. 
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to manage competing priorities. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and urgent system needs.  
  • Ability to work independently;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. 
  • Preferred courses in cell biology, immunology, genetics, statistics. Research lab or thesis work in cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry or a similar field. 

PAS Resource Specialist (Astoria, OR) - IRC79934 

Provides administrative and clinical support to the Astoria satellite clinic faculty. Provides support specifically in the areas of telephones, reception, scheduling, and day-to-day operations. ″Schedule: Monday-Friday, hours to be determined by manager, based on clinic needs. 

FTE: Full-time, 40 hours/week
Compensation: $20.00-23.52/hour
Job Type: Classified (AFSCME union)
Location: Astoria, OR 

Functions of the position: 

  • ENROLLMENT AND AUTHORIZATIONS: Maintains current information on managed care insurance plans and serves as a liaison and information resource for physicians, support staff, referring physician's offices, OHSU Health Plan Office, patients, and insurance companies regarding authorization requirements per diagnosis and service. Gather and/or verify patient information including demographics, insurance coverage (medical and optical), and financial status. Confirm patient eligibility for health care coverage and clarify any managed care arrangements. Obtain authorizations for clinical care, diagnostics, procedures, and facility charges. Enter all information accurately into OHSU databases, create and update referral tabs within the electronic medical record as necessary. Follow-up on pending authorizations and referrals. Prepares any ABN's, non-covered services forms or other pertinent financial assistance pertinent to the clinic visit, when necessary. 
  • MANAGED CARE COORDINATION: Confirm or obtain prior authorizations from 3rd party payers. Verify or facilitate up-to-date registration information on all new and return patients for the Astoria location. 
  • SURGERY SCHEDULER: Contributes to maintaining current information regarding surgery schedules for service site providers. Starts insurance process and obtains authorizations. Facilitates care arrangements by scheduling preops, PAT clinic, ancillary and clinical services as needed. Applies problem solving and negotiating skills in resolving provider and patient concerns and other surgery related problems 
  • ARRANGED CARE: Schedules new patient appointments on line through EPIC and manually, if ever necessary. Obtains prior medical records and studies if appropriate. Creates a medical record, if needed. Arranges stretchers, wheelchairs, and interpreters when necessary, and accommodates other specific needs whenever possible. Mails new patient information packets. Obtains and prepares OHSU medical records before scheduled appointments. 
  • INTEGRATED CARE: Arranges and orders associated clinical, diagnostic, or laboratory services, obtains authorizations when necessary. Directs patients to appropriate providers for other health care issues. Completes and routes direct referrals to other clinical services. Contacts primary care physicians or their designees to obtain authorizations for urgent care. Schedules return appointments on line through EPIC, and manually if necessary. Initiates authorization requests for subsequent care.    
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: Provides high quality customer service to both external customers (patients, referring providers, and insurance carriers) and internal customers (OHSU health care providers and other staff) that meets or exceeds the service standards of the health care industry. This includes prompt and professional communication, face-to-face customer service skills, as well as over the phone and in written communication. Is able to assist in crisis management. 
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS:. Triages and documents accurately telephone calls from patients including requests for medication refills, complaints, general information inquiries, and urgent health care concerns. Delivers such information or requests promptly to the appropriate providers or their designees. 
  • PROVIDE TRAINING AND LEADERSHIP: Assist Manager in providing guidance of new (staff) in the direct administrative responsibilities they would have associated with direct Astoria faculty. Training new staff as directed by manage. 
  • POINT OF SERVICE OPERATIONS: Greets and receives patients arriving for appointments, and assists in patient flow throughout the clinic visits, keeping patients informed of any unexpected delays throughout their visit. Inspects insurance cards and/or authorization notices. Identifies and collects deductible payments, co-payments, and deposits on services;provides receipts and completes necessary accounting procedures. Verifies and updates the common data set on-line, in accordance with any current OHSU/Casey Eye procedural guidelines. Explains and satisfies any necessary patient signature requirements 
  • CASH HANDLING: Perform cash handling and billing duties in a timely and thorough manner. Duties include: educating patients on related billing issues as appropriate;collecting co-payments and past due balances when indicated for clinic and optical services, providing patients with appropriate receipts per CEI procedures;performing end of day duties following CEI protocol and guidelines (batching out cash/checks/credit card checking encounters for missing information and giving appropriate documentation to designated area for posting);reconciling cash receipts per CEI policy and maintaining front office cash drawer as appropriate. Reporting daily deposit information for the Astoria location to appropriate OHSU entity, and performing bank deposits as directed by manager. 
  • ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: This includes, but is not limited to: attend educational in-services and staff meetings, communicates additional training needs to or Manager. Willingness to cross-train for positions in assigned or other division areas, when necessary. Maintains core competencies and demonstrates continuous applications of these skills throughout the time of employment. 
  • LEADS TEAM HUDDLES: Lead team huddles consisting of Ophthalmic Techs, Optician, as well as Physician when available;reviewing methods, equipment, supplies and staff for the clinic day or other specific patient needs or expectations 
  • CLINICAL SERVICE RESOURCE: Shares expertise and disseminates information to other staff, including any EPIC upgrades and changes. Maintains a service-based working knowledge of diagnostic and procedural coding. Other EPIC upgrades and changes. 
  • PERSONNEL OPERTIONS: As directed by manager provides training and orientation, guidance and coaching for new personnel in the Astoria location. May assist manager in providing information for assessing other staff's performance. Provide continuous application of process improvement methods and skills. 

Qualifications: 

  • One year of experience in a medical office setting, including high-volume direct patient contact, scheduling of appointments and obtaining managed care authorizations. The candidate must have a thorough knowledge of PAS policies and procedures. Candidates will have demonstrated advanced PAS user skills as well as extensive knowledge of integrated care at OHSU. 
  • Clinical experience, basic computer keyboarding skills and working knowledge of medical terminology. 
  • Strong relationship building skills with patients, health plans, providers, staff, management 
  • Exceptional customer service skills - both in person and on the phone. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills - able to resolve conflicts and to problem solve between parties.
  • Patient advocacy skills - evaluate patient concerns for timely resolution.
  • Sensitivity to patient needs.
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to manage competing priorities. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and urgent patient and system needs. 
  • Ability to work independently; 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. 
  • High school diploma or GED preferred.