Histocompatibility Laboratory Technologist

Joining our team of histocompatibility laboratory technologists empowers you to move medicine forward, build a lasting career, and develop leadership skills.

UAB Medicine has one of the country’s largest and busiest transplant programs, performing kidney, heart, liver, lung, pancreas, and bone marrow/HSC transplants, as well as multi-organ procedures. During the last half-century, the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute has completed more than 14,000 successful transplants and pioneered groundbreaking research, new medicines, and innovative techniques that we in turn teach to others. These important advancements have helped improve the service we provide to Alabama residents and furthered our reputation in the field of transplantation.

UAB’s Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Lab, the only one in Alabama, is among the largest and most respected of 200 similar laboratories in the United States that conduct high-complexity tests to determine compatibility with prospective transplant recipients. This team performs crucial work around the clock under time-sensitive circumstances.

Job Profile

Prior to transplant, highly trained technologists perform risk assessments for patients and donors to minimize the chance of organ rejection and monitor recipients for rejection after transplant. No transplant can be performed until the lab team identifies the donor’s and the potential recipient’s histocompatibility antigens, known as human leukocyte antigens (HLA), and then checks for preformed anti-HLA antibodies.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate wants to perform meaningful work as a part of a bright, energetic, and creative team. They must also work well independently and under complex conditions. They must be a self-starter, motivated learner, and multitasker with a great attention to details. They should possess a strong drive for achievement and overcoming difficulties, plus have a solid work ethic and excellent communication skills. Experience is not necessary, and we will teach you what you need to know to be successful in this exciting role.

Join Our Nationally Ranked Team

UAB Medicine offers comprehensive benefit packages that complement our competitive pay, and include perks like 100% tuition assistance and a generous paid time off program.

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