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2022-23 Immunogenetics Fellowship

Application Window

Open July 1st, 2021 through Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

We are excited to announce that the UCLA Immunogenetics Fellowship Training Program is now open for recruitment.

The UCLA Immunogenetics Center Director Trainee Program is an American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) accredited HLA laboratory director training program. This fellowship provides 2 years of formal training in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics with the principal goal of providing trainees with the necessary knowledge, experience and skills to competently fulfill the responsibilities of a histocompatibility director. The goals of the fellowship program are to provide: 1) advanced training in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics using state of the art diagnostic techniques; 2) training in clinical consultation and understanding of the clinical aspects of the patient populations served by the laboratory; 3) training in principles of laboratory management and 4) trainees with the knowledge and experience to sit for the American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics exam (ABHI).

The fellowship is one of the most prestigious director-training programs offered by the UCLA Immunogenetics Center, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. Under the direct guidance of the ASHI qualified directors clinical laboratory directors, the fellow 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. In addition, the fellow will become proficient at integrating specialized testing into diagnostic decision-making and performing clinical case reviews. Research opportunities in 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 education and experience, with partial fulfillment of the requirements needed to be a qualified histocompatibility director under CLIA/CMS, United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) and ASHI standards.

Eligibility

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 2 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 2 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.

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.

LEARN MORE
More information about this recruitment: http://pathology.ucla.edu/immunogeneticsuic

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    The director trainee must have earned MD or a PhD in Immunology, genetics on in related biological science from an accredited institution. In addition to the education requirements, the applicant must have at least 2 years full-time post-doctoral laboratory training or experience in Immunology, Histocompatibility, or Immunogenetics, or a residency in clinical and/or anatomic pathology or other related medical specialty or have at least 2 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.

    If the applicant has relevant pre-doctoral experience supervising high complexity testing in human Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics in an ASHI accredited or approved laboratory, this may be credited at a rate of 0.5 years of post-doctoral training per each year of appropriate pre-doctoral experience up to a total of 2 of 4 years of post-doctoral experience. Reference letters documenting the level of clinical involvement are required.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Application - http://pathology.ucla.edu/workfiles/Education/FellowshipApp_2018.pdf

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Letter of Intent

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Foreign graduates: a Credentials Review by an ASHI approved agency (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Letters of recommendation
3 required; 2 optional

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06617

Help contact: xiaojianlu@mednet.ucla.edu

Campus Information

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA