UPMC Italy is issuing a call for applications for the following position: Cardiologist (Ref. Cardio/21)

UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) is a worldrenowned healthcare and research enterprise headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care.

With facilities in Sicily, Campania, Lazio and Tuscany, UPMC Italy (the Italian division of UPMC) is a leader in patient care, biomedical research, telemedicine, IT development and consulting services in areas related to medicine and research.

UPMC Italy offers professional opportunities in an international and multicultural setting at IRCCS ISMETT (Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione) one of the most technologically advanced and state-of-the-art medical centers in Italy, managed by UPMC in partnership with ARNAS Civico Hospital of Palermo and the Ri.MED Foundation.

The IRCCS ISMETT Heart transplant and ventricular assist device (VAD) program allows to manage a complex population of advanced heart failure patients. Every year, IRCCS ISMETT’s Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery departments treat approximately 1,000 patients with complex cardiac diseases using state-of-the-art and minimally-invasive technologies. This position offers a considerable opportunity for a young professional
interested in studying the most modern cardiovascular diagnostic imaging techniques, and becoming familiar with the decision-making process and clinical management of heart disease patients. In such a context, even the expert cardiologist will find a highly-qualified and welcoming team, and an opportunity to increase his or her professional knowledge. The selected candidate will participate in the activities of the Cardiology Unit, including performing diagnostic tests as well as experimentation and research.

Given the current health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the selected candidate could temporarily be involved in the clinical and patient care activities currently carried out in the two intensive care units (COVID and non-COVID) at IRCCS ISMETT.


  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery recognized in Italy, or equivalent title.
  • Postgraduate diploma in Cardiology recognized in Italy, or equivalent title (already obtained or to be obtained during the current year).
  • Enrollment in the professional board.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous training/professional experience in other transplant centers in Europe or United States of America.
  • Scientific production rated with the H-index (to be specified in the CV).

English proficiency, inclination for research activity, knowledge of main computer applications, strong motivation, flexibility, and stress management, problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills are also instrumental to the role. Good teamwork abilities; flexibility.
The type of contract offered will be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and skills of the selected candidate.

The workplace is Palermo.

UPMC Italy reserves the right of discretion to the fullest extent permitted by law in assessing applicants and the eligibility of their applications. Only applicants not excluded under the provisions articulated Legislative decree 165/2001, art. 53, para. 16-ter, and subsequent modifications and amendments (General Rules Governing the Work of Public Administrations), can participate in this selection. After reading the privacy statement and, if necessary, authorizing the processing of their personal data (EU Regulation 2016/679), applicants of both sexes (Law 903/77) are requested to fill out the on-line application form available at http://selezioni.upmcitaly.it/?lang=en. When filling out the on-line application form, applicants will be requested to attach their CV. Applicants are also requested to attach a motivation letter and a list of their scientific publications. At the end of the on-line process, applicants will be requested to issue a self-statement regarding their possession of the requisites listed in this call for applications. All communications from UPMC Italy will be e-mailed to the address stated by the candidate upon submitting his/her application.

The deadline to submit the applications is June 4, 2021.

Only applications submitted on-line (http://selezioni.upmcitaly.it/?lang=en) with an attached CV will be taken into consideration.

Under penalty of exclusion, at the request of UPMC Italy at any time during the selection process and within the mandatory deadline, applicants must provide evidence of the requisites stated in their self-declaration. Should any preliminary verification show a discrepancy with any statement submitted by an applicant, the latter will be excluded from the selection process, and any negotiation permanently suspended.

Personal data included in the CV will be processed by UPMC Italy and IRCCS ISMETT in their capacity of joint controllers for selections for this or other similar positions. Applicants are requested to not include sensitive data (e.g., on health status), unless strictly necessary. Detailed information, also with reference to data storage times and rights recognized under EU Regulation 2016/679, are available at www.ismett.edu/en/ on the “Career at ISMETT” page and at www.upmcitaly.it/en/ on the “Work With Us” page.

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