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Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Clinical Research Project Manager. The Ophthalmic Imaging Specialist is responsible for providing a wide range of imaging services for the University of Michigan Kellogg Clinical Research Center at the Kellogg Eye Center. This role works closely with the clinical research team, imaging team, physicians, fellows and residents to provide exceptional patient care. Performs ophthalmic imaging procedures for use by reading centers, sponsors and physicians in the research, documentation and diagnosis of eye conditions.


  • Perform fundus photography, fluorescein and ICG angiography, Optical Coherence Tomography (anterior and posterior), slit lamp biomicroscopy, gonio photography, external photography, specular microscopy, ERG, visual fields and other ophthalmic imaging according to clinical trial protocol specifications.
  • Organize, document, edit, export and upload all clinical trial images and data to their respective reading centers according to protocol specifications.
  • Maintain personal clinical trial certifications and keeps other photographers up to date on new and on-going clinical trial certifications. 
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, document and resolve ophthalmic equipment, computers, networking, and reading center uploading issues.
  • Maintaining good working relationships with clinical trial coordinators, reading center personnel and ophthalmic equipment vendors. 
  • Inject Sodium Fluorescein and/or Indocyanine Green contrast dyes

Required Qualifications*

  • Associates degree in Photography, Imaging, Life Sciences or similarly related field. 
  • Experience with clinical trials, research, and  reading center certifications.  
  • Knowledge of ophthalmic acquisition software, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, image formats and Epic software. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing to varying audiences throughout the institution and internationally.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and follow all protocols and guidelines for documentation. 
  • Ability to work with compassion with visually impaired, deaf-blind and multi-disabled patients. 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience in field of ophthalmology, ophthalmic imaging. 
  • Basic knowledge of the eye anatomy and physiology. 
  • Electronic Medical Record experience. Certified Retinal Angiographer (CRA), Optical Coherence Tomographer-Certified (OCT-C), Certified Diagnostic Ophthalmic Sonographer (CDOS) or Registered Ophthalmic Ultrasound Biometrist (ROUB). 
  • Prior experience working in clinical trials or a research setting. Prior experience training others

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

The Kellogg Eye Center of the University of Michigan is dedicated to enhancing quality of life by preserving and restoring vision. Our guiding principles are teamwork, caring, innovation and integrity.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.