2022-23 UCLA Immunogenetics Fellowship

Los Angeles, California
$64,000+ per year, with benefits
November 08 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


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.


Open July 1st, 2020 through Friday, Dec 15 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Candidate interviews will be arranged during the months of January to March. Selection of the new fellow will be decided by the end of March.

If interested, please apply through the website below:


To be considered for an interview

You must have a completed application on file that is composed of the items listed below:

  • Letter of intent summarizing your education, training and experience that are relevant to this training program
  • The candidate’s CV
  • 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

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