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Histocompatibility Specialist - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP)

Job ID: 167158
Category: Medical Laboratory/Pathology
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 18, 2023
Work Schedule: Day Shift Hours

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is looking for a Histocompatibility Specialist (Full-Time/Day Shift) to support the multi-organ (kidney, pancreas, heart, lung, VCA) and stem cell transplant programs at Penn Medicine. The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities.

The successful candidate will take on a supervisory role and will need to demonstrate advanced technical and interpretive skills in the performance, analysis, and review of high complexity testing including microarray antibody screening, molecular typing (NGS, SSO, RT-PCR) and flow cytometry crossmatching. Additional duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to participating in and overseeing quality assurance activities, test validation and implementation, writing and updating SOPs, participation in research abstract/publication writing as well as other educational initiatives. The candidate will share on-call coverage with the lab director and manager for virtual crossmatch/technical issues.

Education or Equivalent Experience:
• Candidate must possess a bachelor’s or higher degree in a biological science or a related field and have a minimum of five (5) years clinical laboratory experience.
• Certified Histocompatibility Specialist (CHS) certification is required.
• Computer skills such as the use of databases, excel and computer programming is preferred but not required.

    We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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