Job ID: 290056477  |  Last Updated: 8/31/2021

Associate Director of HLA/Immunogenetics Laboratory

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Philadelphia , PA
Applicant Contact
William Mawhinney
Sr. Physician Recruiter
(267) 454-1996

Job Description

Associate Director of HLA/Immunogenetics Laboratory
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director of HLA/Immunogenetics Laboratory.

The HLA/Immunogenetics laboratory supports the Lung (during last several years ranked number one in the US), Heart, Liver, Kidney, and Pancreas transplant programs at the Temple University Hospital (TUH) and the Bone Marrow transplant program, at Jeanes Hospital. The HLA/Immunogenetics laboratory also provides HLA disease and hypersensitivity associations, platelet transfusion support at TUH, Jeanes and Fox Chase Cancer Center.

The laboratory is staffed by ten technologists, a sample processing technologist,
a manager, Director and an Associate Director, who provide HLA testing, including 24/7 stat on-call coverage. They perform high- and low-resolution HLA molecular typing, HLA antibody identification, and virtual and cell-prospective and retrospective Flow T and B cell crossmatches. They also monitor the HLA antibody status of patients, pre- and post-transplant, and provide an estimate of the risk of antibody-mediated rejection for organ offers to sensitized and transplanted patients.

Successful applicants must possess an M.D. or Ph.D., and either be BC/BE by the American Board of Pathology or a diplomate of an accredited clinical laboratory sub-specialty board (such as American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, ABHI). PA licensure is also required for qualified M.D. Certification as a laboratory director by the American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) with work experience is required.

Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vita online at

Please address all applications to: Yuri Persidsky, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, C/O William Mawhinney, Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Temple University School of Medicine, 3420 N. Broad Street, Medical Research Building, Suite 101, Philadelphia, PA 19140. Email;

The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teach and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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