Opportunity Details

Department of Pathology & Immunology

Pi - Lgm


Commensurate w/Experience

Assistant Director of HLA Laboratory

The Department of Pathology & Immunology and the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine (LGM) at Washington University in St. Louis are seeking an Assistant Director of Histocompatibility for the HLA laboratory at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH), supporting adult and pediatric solid organ and bone marrow transplant programs at the academic medical center.

The LGM is a fast-paced and dynamic division, home to faculty with diverse clinical and research interests, and has a long record of accomplishment in innovation, research, and scholarship. The BJH HLA Laboratory is accredited by both the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP). It is located in a newly constructed facility with a team of dedicated, experienced staff and state-of-the-art instruments for serologic and molecular testing. The laboratory has a high testing volume and supported over 800 transplantations at the medical center in 2019.

Clinical duties will include participation in medical director oversight of all areas of the HLA lab, including test development and quality programs, technical supervision, and clinical consultation. The successful applicant will interpret and sign out histocompatibility testing results and work closely with the transplant clinicians and other clinical services. Additional responsibilities will include the education of fellows, pathology residents, medical students, and laboratory technologists. The successful applicant will also participate in clinical, translational, or basic science research activities.

The search committee seeks candidates who have completed HLA Director Training or want to start HLA Director training. Interested individuals must possess an M.D. or both M.D. and Ph.D., and be board-certified or board-eligible in Clinical Pathology. Additional expertise in other laboratory medicine subspecialties is preferred. A successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for teaching, and a collaborative attitude. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae and a personal statement of professional goals to:

Chang Liu M.D. Ph.D.




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