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Laboratory Director, HLA/Histocompatibility/Immunogenetics Laboratory

Department of Pathology
University of Iowa Health Care

The Department of Pathology at The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine seeks candidates for an Assistant, Associate or Professor position on either the tenure track or non-tenure clinical track to join an active clinical pathology division.  The successful candidate will serve as the laboratory director for the ASHI-accredited histocompatibility laboratory at the Iowa City Veterans Affairs (ICVA) Heath Care System and provide clinical service at the VA as well as the University of Iowa (UI).

Required qualifications for MD or MD/PhD candidates include:

  • MD or equivalent with credentials required to obtain a medical license in the State of Iowa
  • Completion of an accredited residency training in clinical pathology (CP) or anatomic and clinical pathology (AP/CP)
  • Board certification in CP
  • Completion of “HLA Director in Training” program through a 2-year accredited fellowship or equivalent experience
  • D(ABHI) with ASHI certification as a Laboratory Director or be able to achieve such certification within a period of one year

Required qualifications for PhD candidates include:

  • PhD in immunology, molecular biology, genetics, pathology or in related biomedical sciences
  • Completion of “HLA Director in Training” program through a 2-year accredited fellowship or equivalent experience
  • D(ABHI) with ASHI certification as a Laboratory Director or be able to achieve such certification within a period of one year

In addition to the required qualifications, demonstrated ability to excel at scholarship and teaching is highly desirable. 

Candidates with prior clinical subspecialty work experience as well as individuals capable of contributing to other sections of the department will be preferred.

Scientist candidates with productive research programs or clinical-track faculty candidates are equally welcome to apply. 

The HLA laboratory serves as the UNOS designated laboratory for the ICVA and The University of Iowa solid organ transplant programs which include kidney, pancreas, liver, heart and lung transplants of both pediatric and adult patients.  The laboratory supports the active local and National Kidney Registry living donation programs.  The laboratory also provides testing for: The University of Iowa adult and pediatric blood and marrow transplant programs; Iowa Donor Network, the state’s organ procurement agency; as well as testing for HLA-associated disease risk factors. Opportunities for clinical research related to transplantation and fundamental research in immunology or other areas are available.

The clinical pathology service at UI and ICVA encompasses a broad range of coverage across multiple subspecialty disciplines, including chemistry, toxicology, microbiology, transfusion medicine, hematology, coagulation, molecular pathology and informatics.  There are opportunities for development of regional outreach programs and other leadership opportunities within the department and VA system. 

DepartDepartment of Pathology faculty are involved in training house staff in pathology and other inter-disciplinary areas.  They also teach students in both lecture and small group formats for the medical school, allied health programs, and graduate school programs.  The HLA lab provides training rotations for Heme/Onc fellows, Solid Organ Transplant Fellows, Nephrology trainees, Pulmonary trainees and Blood Bank trainees.

Applications should include a CV, a letter of interest containing a statement of career goals, and the names and addresses of three individuals who could provide letters of reference.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

To apply for this position, visit the University of Iowa website https://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/faculty/ and enter requisition number 73874.


Director-in-Training, HLA/Histocompatibility/Immunogenetics Laboratory

Department of Pathology
University of Iowa Health Care

The Department of Pathology at The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine seeks candidates for a faculty position that will provide training to become an ASHI-certified laboratory director.  The rank and track will be based on the candidate’s prior experience and qualifications.  The candidate will train with the HLA laboratory director at the Iowa City Veterans Affairs (ICVA) Heath Care System and provide clinical service at the VA as well as the University of Iowa (UI).

Required qualifications for MD or MD/PhD candidates include:

  • MD or equivalent with credentials required to obtain a medical license in the State of Iowa
  • Completion of an accredited residency training in clinical pathology (CP) or anatomic and clinical pathology (AP/CP)
  • Board certification in CP

Required qualifications for PhD candidates include:

  • PhD in immunology, molecular biology, genetics, pathology or in related biomedical sciences

The candidate will be expected to complete an “HLA Director in Training” program through experience and obtain D(ABHI) and ASHI certification as a Laboratory Director within a period of three years.

In addition to the required qualifications, demonstrated ability to excel at scholarship and teaching is highly desirable. 

Candidates with prior clinical subspecialty work experience as well as individuals capable of contributing to other sections of the department will be preferred.

Scientist candidates with productive research programs or clinical-track faculty candidates are equally welcome to apply. 

The HLA laboratory serves as the UNOS designated laboratory for the ICVA and The University of Iowa solid organ transplant programs which include kidney, pancreas, liver, heart and lung transplants of both pediatric and adult patients.  The laboratory supports the active local and National Kidney Registry living donation programs.  The laboratory also provides testing for: The University of Iowa adult and pediatric blood and marrow transplant programs; Iowa Donor Network, the state’s organ procurement agency; as well as testing for HLA-associated disease risk factors. Opportunities for clinical research related to transplantation and fundamental research in immunology or other areas are available.

The clinical pathology service at UI and ICVA encompasses a broad range of coverage across multiple subspecialty disciplines, including chemistry, toxicology, microbiology, transfusion medicine, hematology, coagulation, molecular pathology and informatics.  There are opportunities for development of regional outreach programs and other leadership opportunities within the department and VA system. 

Department of Pathology faculty are involved in training house staff in pathology and other inter-disciplinary areas.  They also teach students in both lecture and small group formats for the medical school, allied health programs, and graduate school programs.  The HLA lab provides training rotations for Heme/Onc fellows, Solid Organ Transplant Fellows, Nephrology trainees, Pulmonary trainees and Blood Bank trainees.

Applications should include a CV, a letter of interest containing a statement of career goals, and the names and addresses of three individuals who could provide letters of reference.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

To apply for this position, visit the University of Iowa website https://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/faculty/ and enter requisition number 73875.


Academic Gastrointestinal/Surgical Pathologist

Department of Pathology
University of Iowa Health Care

The Department of Pathology at The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine seeks candidates for an Assistant, Associate or Professor position on either the tenure track or non-tenure clinical track to take part in an active surgical pathology division.

Required qualifications include:

  • MD or equivalent
  • Graduation from an accredited Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology residency program
  • Fellowship training or equivalent experience/expertise in Gastrointestinal Pathology
  • Board certified in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology with credentials required to obtain a medical license in the State of Iow

In addition to the required qualifications, the following qualifications are highly desirable:

  • Experience, fellowship training, or interest in Gynecologic Pathology, Breast Pathology, or Genitourinary Pathology
  • Excellent skills in either general or subspecialty surgical pathology
  • >2 years of academic experience
  • Demonstrated ability to excel at scholarship and teaching
  • Evidence of leadership potential

Applications should include a CV, a letter of interest containing a statement of career goals, and the names and addresses of three individuals who could provide letters of reference.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

To apply for this position, visit the University of Iowa website https://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/faculty/ and enter requisition number 73821.


Immunology or Cancer Research

Department of Pathology
University of Iowa Health Care

The Department of Pathology at The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is seeking scientist candidates for tenure-track faculty positions in immunology or cancer research. Candidates must have a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent) and a funded research program in either the field of immunology, cancer or a combination of both (e.g. cancer immunotherapy). Candidates must have federal or foundation funding as principal investigator, a strong publication record and excellent communication skills. Candidates with R01 level funding (or equivalent) are preferred. For appropriately board-certified M.D. or Ph.D. candidates, any area of clinical expertise in Pathology will be considered.

The successful applicant will benefit from competitive start-up funds, salary and benefits, as well as laboratory and core facilities. The selected applicant will receive a primary appointment in the Department of Pathology, with opportunities for secondary appointments in other departments and programs. The research community at the University of Iowa is composed of basic and clinical scientists working in a collaborative and supportive environment. The University of Iowa has strong training programs in immunology and cancer biology, and is home to the NCI designated Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Iowa City is part of a cosmopolitan area with a population of almost 100,000. The city and university are part of a historic campus community offering an array of cultural and athletic activities, including outstanding theatre and music venues, well-recognized art collections, a thriving literary tradition, ethnically diverse restaurants and a full menu of Big Ten sports. Iowa City has the diverse atmosphere of a much larger city while having the feel of a small friendly campus town. The area also boasts a multitude of local, state and national recreation areas, with many hiking and biking trails as well as water related activities. Location is approximately 4-5 hours by car from Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Omaha and Kansas City and within 20 minutes of the Eastern Iowa airport.

Letters of application should include a CV, statement of career goals, research plans, and the names and addresses of three individuals who can provide letters of reference. To apply for this position, visit the University of Iowa website https://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/faculty/ and enter requisition number 72936.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Physician-Scientists

Department of Pathology
University of Iowa Health Care

The Department of Pathology at The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is seeking physician-scientist candidates for tenure track faculty positions (Assistant/Associate or Full Professors). Successful candidates will be expected to develop and/or maintain a robust research program in addition to participating in clinical service and education.

Candidates must have an M.D. M.D./Ph.D. or Ph.D., and must have trained in ACGME-accredited Pathology residency and fellowship programs, and be board certified (or eligible). Ph.D. clinical providers with US board certification in areas of clinical pathology are also eligible. Candidates for Assistant Professor should have post-doctoral experience with a strong record of productivity. Candidates for Associate or Full Professor should have a record of ongoing extramural funding support. Candidates should also have excellent communication skills.

The research strengths of the department include immunology and cancer biology, although expertise in any area of basic or translational research is welcome. Similarly, any area of clinical expertise will be considered, although readily foreseeable niches include transfusion medicine, microbiology, neuropathology, among others.

The selected applicant will receive a primary appointment in the Department of Pathology, with opportunities for secondary appointments in other departments and programs. The University of Iowa is home to a range of outstanding research groups and centers that foster a collaborative and supportive environment for basic and clinical scientists. Iowa City is part of a cosmopolitan area with a population of almost 100,000. The city and university are part of a historic campus community offering an array of cultural and athletic activities, including outstanding theatre and music venues, well-recognized art collections, a thriving literary tradition, ethnically diverse restaurants and a full menu of Big Ten sports. Iowa City has the diverse atmosphere of a much larger city while having the feel of a small friendly campus town. The area also boasts a multitude of local, state and national recreation areas, with many hiking and biking trails as well as water related activities. Location is approximately 4-5 hours by car from Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Omaha and Kansas City and within 20 minutes of the Eastern Iowa airport.

Letters of application should include a CV, statement of career goals, research plans, and the names and addresses of three individuals who can provide letters of reference.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

To apply for this position, visit the University of Iowa website at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/faculty/ and enter requisition number 71712.