Assistant Director, Transplant Immunology and Immunogenetics Laboratory and Faculty

Illinois, United States
02 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Chicago: Biological Sciences Division: Department of Pathology

Location Chicago


The University of Chicago's Department of Pathology is in search of a qualified candidate for the position of Assistant Director of the Transplant Immunology and Immunogenetics Laboratory Service who will:

  • Work with the laboratory management and technical teams to facilitate laboratory testing (e.g., troubleshooting or unexpected results); review molecular typing, antibody testing, and cross matching results; create reports and evaluate pre-transplant and post-transplant recipient immunological risk.
  • Participate in consultation with physicians, clinical transplant meetings, and clinical consultation with the on-call team; test validations;  QA and QC processes and procedures; and, among others, updates of standard operating procedures and policies.
  • Actively contribute to train pathology and other departments, residents and fellows.
  • Undertake scholarly activity.

Academic rank and compensation (including a generous package of fringe benefits) are dependent upon qualifications. We especially welcome applicants with solid experience in donor selection; proficiency in troubleshooting in all areas of testing (next-generation sequencing, other molecular methods, antibody, and crossmatching); strong translational research interest; and relevant publications in histocompatibility, immunogenetics, and/or immunology. 

The Transplant Immunology and Immunogenetics Laboratory Section serves both solid organ (renal, pancreas, liver, heart, and lung) as well as the hematopoietic cell transplant programs. This program is accredited by ASHI, CAP and New York State Department of Health.

Transplant Immunology Laboratory at the University of Chicago, under the director of Dr. Susana Marino, holds the only ASHI-Approved Fellowship Program in Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics in the U.S.

Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must: 1) have an MD, PhD, or equivalent, 2) hold or be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Illinois, 3) have completed a Transplant Immunology and Immunogenetics fellowship, and 4) be Board certified or eligible by the American Board for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI).

To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago‚Äôs Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: Applicants must upload: CV including bibliography, cover letter. Review of applications ends when the position is filled.

For instructions on the Interfolio application process, please visit .