- UCLA - David Geffen School of Medicine
- Location: Los Angeles, CA
- Job Number: 7167160
- Posting Date: Aug 24, 2023
- Salary / Pay Rate: $66,310
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The UCLA Immunogenetics Center Director Trainee Program is an American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) accredited HLA laboratory director training program. The fellowship provides two-year training in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics with the primary goal of providing trainees with the necessary knowledge, experience and skills to fulfill the responsibilities of a histocompatibility director. The goals of the fellowship program are to provide:
1) Advanced training: Providing advanced training in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics using cutting-edge diagnostic techniques;
2) Clinical consultation: Offering training in clinical consultation and understanding of the clinical aspects of the patient populations served by the laboratory;
3) Laboratory management: Providing training in principles of laboratory management;
4) Certification Preparation: Equipping trainees with the knowledge and experience to sit for the American College of Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics (ACHI).
The fellowship program is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious director-training programs in the field. Throughout the program, fellows will work closely under the direct guidance of the ASHI-qualified clinical laboratory directors. They will learn a full range of techniques including flow cytometry, solid phase HLA and non-HLA antibody testing, crossmatching, immune phenotyping and antigen-specific responses, and molecular HLA typing using next-generation sequencing technology. Additionally, the fellows will become proficient at integrating specialized testing into diagnostic decision-making and performing clinical case reviews. Research opportunities in both basic and translational clinical studies in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics are available in collaboration with the laboratory directors.
Completion of this post-doctoral fellowship training program will provide the trainee with two years of invaluable education and experience, with fulfillment of the requirements needed to be a qualified histocompatibility director under CLIA/CMS, United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) and ASHI standards. UCLA Immunogenetics Division has a proven track record of providing excellent mentorship and has success of its trainees in the past decade.
The director trainee must have earned an MD or a PhD in Immunology, genetics, or in a related biological science from an accredited institution. In addition, the applicant should have at least two years of full-time post-doctoral laboratory training or experience in Immunology, Histocompatibility, or Immunogenetics; a residency in clinical and/or anatomic pathology or other related medical specialty; or have at least two years full-time post-doctoral training in directing or supervising high complexity testing in human Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics in an ASHI-accredited or approved laboratory. Reference letters documenting the level of clinical involvement are required.
Open July 1st, 2023 through Friday, Dec 15 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Candidate interviews will be arranged during the months of September to November. The selection of the new fellow will be decided by the end of December.
If interested, please apply through the website below (Job JPF08562, David Geffen School of Medicine - PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE)
2024-25 Immunogenetics Fellowship (JPF08562) - UCLA Academic RECRUIT
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW
You must have a completed application on file that is composed of the items listed below:
1) Letter of intent summarizing your education, training and experience that are relevant to this training program
2) The candidate’s CV
3) Names and contact information for at least three references
Information For All Foreign Graduates
Please note we cannot support Research visas in the clinical laboratory specialties.
More information about this recruitment: Immunogenetics (UIC) - Pathology | UCLA Health