10 March 2023

1 Oncology Fellow (Ref. OncFell/23 TD)

UPMC Italy is issuing a call for applications for the following fixed-term position: 1 Oncology Fellow (Ref. OncFell/23 TD)

UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) is a world-renowned healthcare and research enterprise
headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. UPMC’s strengths include UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, one of the world’s largest integrated oncology networks with over 70 centers in the United States.

With facilities in Campania, Lazio, Sicily, 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.

The UPMCI – ISMETT Medical Oncology Service is part of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network and
shares its goals, policies, and procedures, with a constant interaction thanks to an integrated medical
oncology program, including sharing individual personalized treatments.

UPMC Italy is a dynamic and multicultural working environment integrated with dignity and respect. UPMC Italy provides opportunities for personal development, oriented towards continuous improvement and outstanding patient care.

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.

Under the supervision of the attending physician (service director), the Oncology Fellow (a young, specialized physician) provides care in the diagnostic and therapeutic pathway of outpatients and Day Service and Day Hospital patients. Working with other specialists in cardiothoracic, abdominal, and diagnostic and therapeutic services (i.e., pathology, radiodiagnostics and interventional radiology, endoscopy, nuclear medicine, laboratory medicine and molecular biology, genetics, clinical psychology) area, he/she supports the clinical management of oncology patients at ISMETT, helping to define the most appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic plans of care. Collaborates with American colleagues of the Hillman Cancer Center to manage individual patients with specific issues.
The Oncology Fellow organizes and attends local and international multidisciplinary tumor boards involving specialists from medical, surgical, and diagnostic services. He/she promotes interaction and integration with other community physicians to ensure the completion of the patients’ plan of care (e.g., chemotherapy, radiotherapy), facilitate follow-up of patients already treated at ISMETT, attract new oncology patients at ISMETT (suffering from liver, pancreas, biliary, lung, mediastinum, esophagus, and rare tumors). The Oncology Fellow is responsible for communication between physicians and oncology patients, also with reference to palliative medicine. He/she interacts with colleagues of other UPMC Centers (UPMC Italy, UPMC International, UPMC Pittsburgh) to ensure consistent plans of care, timely implementation of innovative therapies, and quality care.
The Oncology Fellow contributes to the development of clinical and translational research projects,
innovative therapies, publishing research results in peer-reviewed international journals, attracting research funds, and clinical and research networking, especially with UPMC’s institutional partner Ri.MED Foundation.


  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery recognized in Italy, or equivalent title.
  • Postgraduate specialization in Oncology recognized in Italy, or equivalent title.
  • Post-specialization seniority in the role not exceeding 3 years.
  • Enrollment in the professional board.

Preferred qualifications:
• Proven clinical and training experience managing patients with solid tumors.
• Scientific production rated with the H-index.
• English language proficiency CEFR level C1.

Other requisites: Knowledge of main computer applications, high motivation, flexibility, stress management, problem-solving skills, and good interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills, and willingness to face urgent patient care issues, complete the profile.

Workplace: 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 in Legislative decree 165/2001, art. 53, para.
16-ter, and subsequent modifications and amendments can participate in this selection (General Rules
Governing the Work of Public Administrations).

After reading the privacy statement and, if necessary, authorizing the processing of their personal data [EU Regulation EU 2016/679], applicants (Law 903/77) are requested to fill out the on-line application form available at

All communications from UPMC Italy will be emailed to the address stated by candidates upon submitting
their application.

UPMC Italy declines any responsibility for non-delivery of communications due incorrect e-mail addresses
provided by candidates when submitting their applications.

The deadline to submit applications is March 20, 2022.

Only applications submitted online ( with an attached CV will be taken into consideration.

According to Italian Legislative decree 198/2006, this call is open to all people of any gender identity or
expression, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, religious belief, and physical capacity. This call was designed
according to our values of dignity and respect: UPMC Italy is committed to overcoming obstacles and
prejudices, creating an accessible, welcoming, and inclusive work environment