Professor and Director of the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (BLIMC) University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine United States

Professor and Director of the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (BLIMC)


  • School of Medicine - Beckman Laser Institute, Surgery
  • The Henry Samueli School of Engineering - Biomedical Engineering



Open date: December 20th, 2018
Next review date: February 28th, 2019

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: February 28th, 2019

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University of California Irvine (UCI) invites applicants for the position of Professor and Director of the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (BLIMC). The Director will be firmly committed to interdisciplinary approaches, providing vision, leadership and strategic direction in meeting the research, clinical, educational and fundraising goals of BLIMC. Responsibilities include overall management, academic planning, budgeting, and resource allocation, personnel management, research program development including linking with the other units across the campus, and initiate entrepreneurial activities with UCI Applied Innovation. The successful candidate shall have a nationally recognized record of research excellence and leadership in the fields of Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics, a proven track record of management in academics, a record of technology transfer and commercialization, a record of successful philanthropic development, and a strong commitment to undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral teaching and training. A Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree is required.


Established in 1982 by Drs. Arnold O Beckman and Michael W. Berns as an interdisciplinary center for optics and photonics in Biology and Medicine, today the BLIMC is one of five Beckman Institutes supported, in part, by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. The BLIMC resides in a 37,000 sq foot building on the UCI campus with facilities for basic science and technology development, an active Laser Medical Clinic and a Photonic Incubator for technology commercialization. These unique features, together with strong connections to UC Irvine’s Applied Innovation, help accelerate the clinical translation of new technologies from benchtop to bedside. Over 20 UC Irvine faculty and their research programs, spanning 11 departments in the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Biological Sciences, affiliated with the Institute. The BLIMC is also closely affiliated with campus centers and institutes, including the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, and the Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technologies.


We welcome candidates whose experiences in research, teaching, and community service have prepared them to contribute to UC Irvine’s commitment to diversity and excellence. Confidential review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Compensation for the position will be highly competitive.


The review of nominations and applications will commence immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Applicants should submit a current CV or resume and a bullet point summary of their accomplishments in leadership positions. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application materials. All correspondence will be held in strictest confidence. We encourage electronic application submission. Please click the online application link to begin the submission process:


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.



Irvine, California



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  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

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