23 February 2022

1 Privacy Specialist (Ref. PS/22)

UPMC Italy is issuing a call for applications for the selection of the following no-term position: 1 Privacy Specialist (Ref. PS/22)

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.

With facilities in Campania, Lazio, Sicily, 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 is a dynamic and multicultural working environment integrated with dignity and respect. UPMC Italy provides opportunities for personal development, oriented towards continuous improvement and excellence in health care.

The Privacy Specialist serves as liaison between internal services, Data Protection Officer (DPO), and external consultants to ensure compliance of policies and procedures with applicable national and European data protection laws.

The ideal candidate possesses the following requisites:

  • University degree in Law.
  • Proven experience of at least two years monitoring compliance programs, with specific reference to privacy laws, preferably in the health care setting, in law firms and consulting companies (also international) operating in constantly-evolving regulatory environments.
  • Knowledge of regulations on personal data protection (EU Regulation 2016/679, Legislative Decree no. 196/2003, measures of the European Data Protection Board). • Good knowledge of English (minimum level: B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages- CEFR).
  • Excellent computer skills (Office Automation: Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Certifications earned in personal data protection training programs.
  • UNI 11697/2017 certification.

Strong relational and teamwork skills, precision, autonomy and proactivity, and a result-oriented approach are also instrumental to the role.

The selected candidate will work in one of the UPMC locations in Italy (Palermo, Rome…). Availability for domestic transfers.

UPMC Italy reserves the right of discretion to the fullest extent permitted by law in assessing applicants and the eligibility of their applications.

Compliance with mandatory vaccination for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection referred to in art. 4 and 4-ter of Decree 44/2021
(without prejudice to unenforceability of the vaccination obligation resulting from a confirmed risk for personal health due to specific, documented clinical conditions reported by the general practitioner, in compliance with the memorandum issued by the Italian Ministry of Health on exemptions from the vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 obligation, as provided for by art. 4, para. 2, Decree-law 44/2021) is required to take part in this selection.

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 and indicating the reference code according to their preferred location. When filling out the on-line application form, applicants will be requested to attach their CV.

All communications from UPMC Italy will be e-mailed to the address stated by the candidate upon submitting his/her application.

The Company declines any responsibility for non-delivery of communications due incorrect e-mail addresses provided by applicants upon submitting their on-line applications.

The deadline to submit applications is March 10, 2021.

Only applications submitted on-line ( 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 all qualifications stated in the on-line aplication. 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 CVs will be processed by UPMC Italy in its role of data controller, 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 contained in the privacy statement available at (in the “Work with us” section).).