Job Summary

The OSOD Ophthalmic Specialist is skilled in the use of ophthalmic equipment for ophthalmic data collection on research and study projects. Ophthalmic Specialists are trained by OSOD in ophthalmic procedures for data collection. Examples of ophthalmic procedures are: electroretinography, pachymetry, optical coherence tomography, ophthalmic photography, and noncontact specular microscopy. (List of ophthalmic procedures is not necessarily all inclusive and each employee may not necessarily be trained in every procedure). Ophthalmic Specialists may also be involved in study support activities for other Ophthalmic Specialists.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong communication skills
  • Problem solver, analytical thinker
  • Well organized and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and have excellent time management skills
  • Knowledge in procedures performed
  • Must have or obtain a TB test
  • Possess basic computer skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with co-workers and clients
  • Knowledge in the instruments used to perform the procedures


Responsibilities include but are not limited to: preparing OSOD instrument operating procedure(s), preventative maintenance and repair of equipment, maintaining equipment logs, and calibrating equipment as needed. Ophthalmic Specialists also assist with the preparation of OSOD standard operating procedures and perform study specific procedures for data acquisition. They also work with other OSOD employees/independent contractors to assure proper capture of data and perform other duties as assigned.

Study specific responsibilities include review of study protocol, amendments, standard operating procedures, and study specific procedures; and performing data acquisition and data analysis/reporting (as necessary) in accordance with study protocol, amendments, and study specific procedures.

Education, Experience, and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in a related field preferred.
  • Minimum of Associates Degree in related field (veterinary technician, etc.) required
  • At least 2 years of experience in related field preferred
  • Willing to train right applicant
  • Must pass OSOD background check and client specific background checks as required.


Based on experience. May be hourly or salary position. Benefits and 401K available based on eligibility requirements.


Full-time position in Madison, WI. May consider part-time (AM) for right applicant. Must pass background check as a condition of employment and also customer background checks upon request.

Send questions or application materials to info@ocularservices.com with Subject Line: OSOD WEB JOB POSTING – {Applicants Last Name}