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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (HS Clin, Clin X) Associate Director of the Immunogenetics and Transplantation (HLA) Laboratory

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Open date: February 24, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Mar 27, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Feb 24, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

The Department of Pathology at the University of California San Diego ( seeks an academically-oriented clinical immunologist/immunogeneticist to join the faculty of the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine and serve as Associate Director of the Immunogenetics and Transplantation (HLA) Laboratory. UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

The Immunogenetics and Transplantation Laboratory (ITL) serves the kidney, heart, lung, liver, and hematopoietic stem cell transplant programs at UC San Diego Health and Rady Children's Hospital, and is the HLA laboratory for Lifesharing, San Diego and Imperial counties' regional Organ Procurement Organization (OPO). Located at the state-of-the-art UC San Diego Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine in La Jolla, the ITL performs over 40,000 billable procedures annually while contributing to the clinical, education, and research missions at UC San Diego.

All faculty are required to participate in the University's educational mission, by engaging in the teaching of medical/graduate students, residents, or fellows.

The appropriate series and appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:
HS Clinical Professor - see:
Clinical X Professor - see:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales.

As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here:


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Candidates must have a MD, MD/PhD, PhD chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science from an accredited institution, or equivalent degree(s), and meet the applicable requirements to be eligible for California laboratory director licensure in histocompatibility. Applicants with an MD or equivalent degree must also have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit, as determined by the Medical Board of California.

All candidates must be board certified/eligible by the American Board of Pathology or a diplomate of the American College of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ACHI), and be certified as a Laboratory Director by ACHI (either as an Affiliate or Fellow of the ACHI).

Preferred qualifications

Preference will be given to individuals with significant prior clinical subspecialty work experience as well as individuals capable of contributing to other subspecialty sections of the Division and UC San Diego Health's Clinical Laboratories (e.g., transfusion medicine, hematopoietic progenitor and stem cell therapy, diagnostic immunology and flow cytometry).

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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