UPMC Italy is issuing a call for applications for the following position: Chief of the Cardiology Unit (Ref. Resp Cardio/20)

UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) is a world-renowned health and research enterprise headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. A $21 billion company with over 90,000 employees, UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, costeffective, accountable care.

With facilities in Lazio, Sicily, Tuscany, and Campania, 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 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 Civico Hospital in Palermo and the Ri.MED Foundation.

IRCCS ISMETT is a multi-organ transplant center and high-specialty acute care hospital. Its Cardiology Unit is multifaceted and includes a well-developed heart transplant program, including ECMO and VAD, full service cardiac surgical program, interventional cardiology including transcatheter and structural procedures, as well as non-invasive imaging program (echocardiography, stress testing, CT, MRI, etc.). IRCCS ISMETT is part of Italy’s national cardiology network of government-approved research hospitals (IRCCS) and is fully integrated with the Ri.MED Foundation (www.fondazionerimed.eu), conducting collaborative research on computational modeling and biomechanical valve research projects using the most innovative and minimally-invasive technologies. The Ri.MED Foundation is building the Biotechnology and Biomedical Research Center (BRBC) that, when fully operational, will host over 600 researchers.

At IRCCS ISMETT, more than 750 cardiac surgery cases and 1,200 interventional cardiology procedures are performed each year. Over 8,000 outpatient echocardiograms, over 350 myocardial scintigraphies, and over 24,000 outpatient consults are also performed. IRCCS ISMETT has the most advanced diagnostic technologies for non-invasive cardiac imaging (3T MRI, dual source and dual energy CT, etc.) and advanced research laboratories (GMP facility, biobank, experimental laboratories).

The selected candidate will promote and develop clinical and translational research, create national and international research networks, interact with UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh colleagues, attract research funds, and promote intellectual property and technology transfer also with researchers of the Ri.MED Foundation.


  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery recognized in Italy, or equivalent title.
  • Postgraduate diploma in Cardiology recognized in Italy, or equivalent title.
  • Enrollment in the professional board.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the clinical management of heart diseases, in Italy or abroad, preferably in transplant centers.
  • Scientific production in the field of cardiology rated with the H-index (to be specified in the CV).
  • Past experience in the management of staff or simple or complex operating units.

Excellent knowledge of English, educational/professional experience abroad, leadership and problem-solving ability, and good interpersonal, communication and team working skills are also instrumental to the role.

The contract offered will be commensurate with the experience and skills of the selected candidate.

The workplace is Palermo.

UPMC Italy reserves its 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 in 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.http://www.upmcitaly.it/wpcontent/

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 applicant when submitting his/her application.

The deadline to submit applications is October 5, 2020.

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 and www.upmcitaly.it in the “Job Opportunities” section.

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