Researcher Series

The University of California, Irvine College of Medicine seeks to fill a position as a full researcher (this is a faculty-level appointment equivalent to Full Professor) at the Beckman Laser Institute. Qualified candidates will possess a PhD in Optics or a related discipline and have expertise in nonlinear optical microscopy technology development and its clinical applications, particularly clinical s he successful applicant must be capable of initiating and leading broad collaborations with clinicians and researchers. Qualified applicants should be recognized international authorities in advancing nonlinear optical microscopy in clinical research. In addition, candidates must have significant records of research publication over at least a period of 10 years as well as a record of success in attracting research grant and/or contracts.

The successful candidate for this position will play a leadership role in clinical skin imaging with nonlinear optical microscopy, facilitating the stimulation of new ideas and methods to help resolve the existing limitations related to the clinical applications of this technology. Specific expertise in developing and applying nonlinear optical microscopy to biomedical problems, particularly to clinical skin imaging, in qualitative and quantitative methods for image analysis and in writing IRB protocols for clinical research is essential. Experience with optical engineering software, such as Zemax is highly desirable. Track record of professional interaction with patients in clinical research setting is an advantage. Excellent communication and pedagogical skills are required. Salary range is commensurate with experience and expertise.

The Beckman Laser Institute at UCI is developing novel, non-invasive optical devices for research and clinical studies for breast cancer detection and other medical uses. Utilizing more than 50 different lasers and a variety of sophisticated optical technologies, the Beckman Laser Institute performs laboratory research that refines the scientific understanding, technological development, and clinical application of lasers. Scientists, engineers, and physicians apply biomedical laser and photonic technologies to key problems in various medical specialties.

Applications should include a cover letter, statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, list of publications, up to three key publications, a statement describing commitment to diversity, and names and contact information of three to five references. References will not be contacted until later stages of consideration, in consultation with the candidate.

To be considered for the position interested candidates should visit:, complete an online application profile and upload application materials electronically.

Screening will begin immediately upon receipt of a completed application. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, although maximum consideration will be given to applications received by September 30, 2018.

The University of California, Irvine is part of the premier public university system in the world. UCI is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), is ranked as a top-10 public university by U.S. News and World Report, and was identified by the New York Times as No. 1 among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students. UCI is located in Orange County, 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 miles south of Los Angeles. Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public-school systems in the nation.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.