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Jr. Specialist- Macular Degeneration (AMD)

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The Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention, Program in Public Health at the University of California-Irvine seeks a Jr. Specialist for data collection and coordination of data to study programs and resources available to individuals fighting age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as the leading cause of irreversible blindness. This includes creating an educational booklet that provides a wide range of resources that can be utilized to improve patient well-being and inform the public on how to access resources in the Orange County area.

The first part of the project will focus on providing a directory of the types of clinical research studies that the Herbert Gavin Eye Institute offers to AMD patients. The second part of the project involves the creation of a patient navigator that serves to provide individuals living with AMD with a guide on what resources and services are available to assist with their everyday needs. In addition, a frequently asked questions (FAQ) section will be developed, for individuals living with AMD. The final objective of this project will be to create brochures and PSAs that will be featured on both the UCI Program in Public Health and the Herbert Gavin Eye Institutes websites, detailing all of the work done on the project.

The appointment will be for three months. This position is offered at 40% part-time appointment. A master’s of public health degree, over 200 hours of experience working at an eye institute/clinic, and bilingual in English and Mandarin is required.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention recognizes the value of diversity in its non-senate faculty and encourages all qualified applicants to apply. Qualified applicants must have the demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of colleagues.

Application Process:

To apply, please log onto UC Irvine’s recruitment site located at

Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for this position:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Current Research
  4. Three reference letters
  5. Statement of Contributions to Diversity a) This is a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.

UC Irvine is one of ten campuses of the highly regarded University of California system. With approximately 29,000 students, 1,100 faculty members, a highly ranked medical school, our campus offers a wealth of opportunities for research collaboration and is ranked among the top 10 public universities in the US. Established in 2003, our rapidly growing Program in Public Health offers BA, BS, MPH, and PhD degrees in a variety of emphasis areas. The U.S. News and World Report recently ranked our MPH program as #10 in the country. More information is available on our web site at

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.

Job location

Irvine, CA


Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required