National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Eye Institute (NEI)


The National Eye Institute (NIH) is in search of an ophthalmic assistant, technician, or technologist–with an interest in clinical research–to work as an Ophthalmic Photographer in the Imaging Services Section at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This individual will be trained to perform the ophthalmic digital imaging necessary for diagnosing ocular diseases and disorders, documenting ocular status, and evaluating the effect of therapeutic interventions on the course of ocular diseases. To be successful, an interested candidate must be committed to providing high-quality, standardized, reproducible clinical ocular images and accurate image-related data in support of the NEI Intramural Clinical Research Program.


Astrix is looking to hire an Ophthalmic Technician with some imaging experience to train to become an Ophthalmic Photographer in a research setting (at NIH / NEI) with the ultimate objective of the individual being able to:

· Take external images of the eye and ocular adnexa with a digital-SLR camera

· Perform optical coherence tomography of the posterior pole (SD-OCT)

· Take color photos using a fundus camera and scanning laser ophthalmoscope (SLO)

· Take retinal fundus autofluorescence images using a fundus camera and SLO

· Take fluorescein angiograms using a fundus camera and SLO

· Become adept with the software specifically used in ophthalmic digital imaging

· Adjust camera settings (brightness, contrast, gamma, gain etc.) to obtain research quality images



· At least two (2) years of working experience as an ophthalmic technician

· Experience conducting several of the following: external photography, and diagnostic imaging (OCT, fluorescein angiography, fundus photography).