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Faculty Position - Director of HLA/Transplant Immunology (Tenure Track)

University of Minnesota
life insurance, paid holidays
United States, Minnesota, Saint Paul
Jun 24, 2024
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The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology of the University of Minnesota Medical School seeks a clinical faculty member to serve as Director of the HLA/Transplant Immunology Laboratory. Academic rank, compensation and appointment type will be based on qualifications and experience. Candidates must have demonstrated ability in teaching and in scholarly productivity.

  • Minimum requirements for an MD include eligibility for medical licensure in the State of Minnesota, board certification by the American Board for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) and qualifications as Laboratory Director, Technical Supervisor and Clinical Consultant for the subspecialty Histocompatibility, under the 2023 CLIA Final Rule.
  • Board Certification in CP or AP/CP by the American Board of Pathology is also required.
  • Minimum requirements for a PhD include board certification by the American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI) and qualifications as Laboratory Director, Technical Specialist and Clinical Consultant under the 2023 CLIA Final Rule.

This large laboratory program supports preeminent solid organ (kidney, heart, lung, pancreas, liver) and stem cell transplant programs for the University of Minnesota Medical Center as well as other metro and regional transplant programs including LifeSource, the organ procurement organization that serves communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and portions of Western Wisconsin. The HLA/Transplant Immunology Laboratory is fully accredited in all areas of histocompatibility testing including DNA-based HLA class I and II typing, solid phase antibody testing, and cross matching. The HLA/Transplant Immunology laboratory performs about 20,000 HLA antibody tests for pre-transplantation listing and post-transplant, donor-specific antibody monitoring, about 1,500 flow cytometric crossmatches, 1,400 virtual crossmatches and almost 9,000 HLA class 1 or class 2 typing by Next Generation Sequencing. Sign-out responsibilities, on-call duties, resident supervision and conferences are shared with other members of the HLA/Transplant Immunology faculty.

Academic time will be used to pursue scholarly work in the candidate's area of specialty/research experience with a goal of developing collaborative or independent, externally funded research. Faculty will be active in their national organizations and foster an academic environment for medical students, residents and faculty.

The University of Minnesota is a large and diverse university and medical school with a large subspecialty practice plan of over 950 physicians and 1,600 health professionals, University of Minnesota Physicians. The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology is home to a large number of anatomic and clinical pathology faculty as well as many basic science faculty involved in research, undergraduate and graduate education. The department also has an ACGME approved residency program and eight ACGME approved fellowships. More information about the department can be found at http://www.med.umn.edu/pathology/

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in supporting the academic mission. Applications from individuals with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences, including those from underrepresented groups are highly encouraged.

The 2025 J-1 waiver process is supported for applicants who might be in need of it. To be considered for a J-1 waiver, your application must be received by June 30, 2024.


Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Tuition Benefit Program
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach -

  • CV
  • cover letter
  • one page career goal statement
  • the name and contact information for three references

If possible, combine all documents into a single PDF.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

Additional Requirements:

An application for the corresponding academic component of this position should be submitted through M Physicians employment site. Click here for the secondary application.

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-8647.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

At the University of Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized by the Star Tribune as a Top Workplace for 2021, as well as by Forbes as Best Employers for Women and one of America's Best Employers (2015, 2018, 2019, 2023), Best Employer for Diversity (2019, 2020), Best Employer for New Grads (2018, 2019), and Best Employer by State (2019, 2022).

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