Fellowship in Immunogenetics
University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
United States

2021-22 Immunogenetics Fellowship

Job #JPF05699
  • David Geffen School Of Medicin - PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE

Recruitment Period

Open July 15th, 2020 through Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


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.


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.


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

Job location

Los Angeles, CA

Learn More

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


Document requirements
  • 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

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