The American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) accredited HLA laboratory director program provides two years of formal training for one candidate funded by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Funding includes the trainee stipend, materials for research projects and additional continuing education and training.
The fellow will work under the direct guidance of four ASHI qualified directors and experienced laboratory staff at the UCLA Immunogenetics Center. The fellow will gain `hands on’ experience and perform clinical case reviews. The fellow will further conduct research within Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics in collaboration with the directors, research scientists, and laboratory personnel. Completion of this post-doctoral training program will provide the trainee with two years education and experience in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a qualified histocompatibility director under CLIA/CMS, UNOS and ASHI standards.
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 to the education requirements, the applicant must 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.
Please note that all degrees received from educational institutions outside of the United States must be evaluated by an agency acceptable to ASHI. A detailed report of course-by-course evaluation is required. A list of agencies approved by ASHI can be found at the following link: http://www.ashi-hla.org/images/uploads/DTRCGuidelinesFINAL02012010.pdf.
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, 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.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Letter of Intent - In your letter of intent, please summarize your education, training and experience that are relevant to this training program
For foreign graduates: A Credentials Review by an ASHI approved agency - A list of ASHI approved agencies may be accessed at http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.ashi-hla.org/resource/resmgr/Docs/DTRC/DTRCOperationsManual.pdf.
Misc / Additional (Optional)
- 3-5 letters of reference required