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Teams & Open Positions

At Doheny Eye Institute, we’re dedicated to fostering a warm, supportive, and vibrant community. We believe in nurturing ambition through ample opportunities and robust support systems, empowering each member to reach their full potential, both personally and professionally.

Development & Communications

Associate Director, Annual Fund

Salary range: $85,000 – $125,000

Position Summary: The Associate Director of Development Annual Gifts reports to the Chief Development Officer of Doheny Eye Institute and manages annual gifts program. The Associate Director of Development Annual Gifts is charged with meeting agency targets and contributing to the overall growth of philanthropy. This individual will manage a portfolio of prospects. This individual has a rich development background with experience in annual fund, grateful patient programs and has a strong track record of successful management.

Principal Duties:

  • Participates as a member of the Development team contributing to the overall division planning and providing fundraising counsel to senior Development leadership.
  • Manages the planning and implementation of the employee appeal, annual giving program, and grateful patient fundraising.
  • Maintains a personal prospect pool of approximately 150 prospects to qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward.
  • Meets 10-14 quality donor contact a month and submit contact reports for these visits.
  • Meets regularly with researchers, physicians, and related staff to discuss grateful patient program and ensure open communication between offices. Secure and write grateful patient stories for direct mail appeals, website, and social media.
  • Direct and manage direct mail and grateful patient mailings and e-blasts.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Health care professional-related background. Demonstrate knowledge of principles and practices of fundraising in the area of annual fund and grateful patient programs for health care, higher education and/or an academic university.
  • Proven experience in annual gifts and grateful patient fundraising and in cultivating and soliciting prospects.
  • Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising and able to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: (1) to initiate contacts with potential donors; (2) to develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them; (3) to move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure; (4) to make solicitations when appropriate; (5) to maintain stewardship contacts with donors.
  • Four years of full-time experience in fundraising, nonprofit administrative experience, and/or a related field including sales/marketing, and health care. Working knowledge of annual giving, direct mail, and marketing principles.
  • Serves as a creative resource in identifying and developing new methods of donor engagement, i.e. web pages, social media, text to give, and crowdfunding.
  • Highly motivated with a capacity for hard work within the context of an intensely goal-oriented environment and possess the ability to function independently, yet relate comfortably to a centralized framework for fundraising, participating in and contributing to a team effort.
  • Solid relationship-building skills, able to interface with external constituents, leading faculty, and administrators. Problem-solving, research, and analytical skills.
  • Must have exemplary leadership qualities, interpersonal, written and verbal skills, highly organized, with a working proficiency of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; as well as Raiser’s Edge

To Apply: Please complete the Employment Application and submit to 
Opened as of: May 1, 2024


Assistant or Associate Professor of Research Ophthalmology
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor at Doheny Eye Institute
Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $112,500 – $225,000 per year.

The Doheny Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine invite applications from outstanding vision scientists for an Assistant or Associate Professor position, with salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience. Applicants must have a research focus on retinal function or disease that incorporates advanced techniques (such as, but not limited to, stem cell biology, gene therapy, systems biology, bioengineering) in their research program.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary community of vision scientists and clinicians whose work incorporates basic and translational approaches to understanding and treating retinal disorders.  Research of current faculty incorporates multiple techniques (imaging, regenerative medicine, mechanobiology, electrophysiology, and immunology) to study age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, and uveitis.

Requirements for the position include a PhD and/or MD degree, or equivalent, publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, and presentations at national or international conferences. Early career investigators applying for the Assistant Professor position should demonstrate the potential for establishing an independent, federally funded research program. Candidates applying for the Associate Professor position are expected to have a proven track record of scholarship, service, and federal grant funding. The successful candidate will maintain a nationally recognized basic and/or translational research program in retinal pathophysiology, provide service to the Institute, Department, and University, and mentor trainees in vision science. Further, candidates should demonstrate commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts, and we welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, and/or community service has prepared them to contribute to these areas.

A competitive start-up package, excellent laboratory space and core facilities will be provided at the Doheny Eye Institute in Pasadena. Applications will be reviewed beginning June 1, 2024. This position will remain open until filled.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing qualifications, full curriculum vitae, a detailed research plan (not exceeding 4 pages) outlining current research and future directions, teaching philosophy, as well as a statement on past, present and future contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion  to:

To Apply: Please complete submit required documentation at the following website: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09141

  • The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling and other family concerns.
  • Please visit the UC Recruit job posting for information on the University’s policy related to: 1) Targeted Reference Checks 2) The Cultural North Star 3)COVID-19 Vaccination 4) Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct
Research Fellow

Position Title: Research Fellow
Salary: Self-funded

Full time (Hybrid) Voluntary (must be self-funded).  Support research activities conducted at Doheny Eye Institute.  Provide general assistance to support research activities. Conduct research experiments in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols. Perform assignments that are non-routine and vary in complexity with general direction.  Compiles data and computes results for a variety of research procedures, tests and techniques. M.D. or Ph.D. required with 1 – 3 years research experience in related field or specialty.

To Apply: Please complete the Research Fellowship Application form and submit to .

Our Office

Our people are the most critical component of our long-term success. So it’s no surprise, then, how much time and effort we pour into creating a comprehensive benefits package for all team members. We strive to provide the best choice and value at the best cost. 


Our benefits package is just one way that we aim to make Doheny a great place to work.

Competitive Salary

Our compensation philosophy supports our business and people strategies, and our culture of meritocracy.

Generous 403(b)

A 403(b) plan comes with many benefits, such as being tax-deductible and tax-free, having an employer contribution up to 10% depending on years of service, and various catch-up contribution limits.



It’s important to us that every team member has the resources to be their best. We offer comprehensive health and wellness benefits designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Group HMO, PPO, dental and vision plans are available.

Employee Assistance Program

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential, professional counseling to help you with a broad range of issues.

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