9 August 2021

Anesthesiologist (Ref. Anes/21 I) – EXTENSION

UPMC Italy is issuing a call for applications for the following no-term position: Anesthesiologist (Ref. Anes/21 I)- EXTENSION

UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) is a world-renowned healthcare and research enterprise headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., 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’s clinical and scientific activity mainly focuses on transplantation and oncology, but also involves other specialties: from emergency medicine to neurosurgery, from preventive medicine to cardiac surgery.

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 (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) in partnership with Civico Hospital and the Ri.MED Foundation.

IRCCS ISMETT offers solid organ transplant programs for adults and pediatric patients, and is specialized in advanced cardiothoracic and vascular therapies, including ventricular assistance and ECMO support. The Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care is responsible for all perioperatory phases, including a ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) program and/or Acute Pain Service. It also manages an intensive care unit with 20 beds and about 900 admissions every year. Since 2009 an ECMO rescue team program is active under the leadership of the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care. Thanks to the available state-of-the-art technology, after completing an appropriate orientation and training program, the newly-hired specialist will be able to manage the most complex cases from an anesthesia and reanimation standpoint. The selected candidate will also have the opportunity to review and practice all anesthesia and critical area procedures at ISMETT, such as positioning an ECMO, IABP or a pulmonary catheter, performing a percutaneous tracheostomy, and using a transesophageal echocardiogram for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, to name just some of the most complex procedures.

IRCCS ISMETT is the ideal workplace for young postgraduates wishing to increase their knowledge of anesthesia in the field of organ transplantation and advanced cardiothoracic therapies, and for expert anesthesiologists who will join a highly qualified and welcoming team.


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

Preferred qualifications:

  • Professional or training experience in the ICU or OR, in Italy or abroad, in the field of organ transplantation or cardiac surgery.
  • Scientific production rated with the H-index.

Other requisites:
English proficiency, good knowledge of the main computer applications, willingness to spend periods of training abroad, strong motivation, flexibility, stress management, problem-solving, communication, interpersonal relationship, and teamwork 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 any and wider sole right of discretion in assessing the applicants and the eligibility of the 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. After reading the privacy statement and 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 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 given by the applicant upon submission of the application.

The deadline to submit applications is December 20, 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 the requisites stated in their self-declaration. Should any preliminary verification show a discrepancy with any statement submitted by the applicant, the latter will be excluded from the selection process, and any negotiation deemed permanently suspended.

Personal data included in the CV will be processed by UPMC Italy and IRCCS ISMETT 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 and in the “Job Opportunities” section.