Faculty Position-Department of Developmental Neurobiology

Developmental Neurobiology
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Charlette Hill
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The Department of Developmental Neurobiology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (St. Jude) starts a new phase of hiring that will focus on exceptional and creative scientists for a FACULTY position in neuronal cell biology. We are seeking an investigator to lead a multidisciplinary research program applying cell biological and mechanistic approaches to decipher neuronal development and function. Areas of interest include mechanisms underlying genome organization, neuronal motility, axon or dendrite morphogenesis, physiology of neuronal trafficking events, synaptogenesis, cell biology of synaptic transmission, and how these processes occur in live animals or are perturbed in neurodevelopmental disorders. Early career investigators interested in contributing to a culture of excellence at St. Jude are particularly encouraged to apply.


The research environment at St. Jude is highly interactive with collaborative opportunities across all basic research and clinical departments, as well as access to state-of-the-art institutional shared resources managed by PhD level scientists. Developmental Neurobiology investigators have access to specialized departmental shared resources that include animal behavior, human stem cells, cutting edge live cell imaging, cell sorting and advanced image processing and analysis. Our commitment to lead in cutting edge imaging includes advanced systems including but not limited to the Lattice Light Sheet microscope, Helios and Teneo 3D electron microscopes, multiphoton microscope with resonant scanning and optogenetic capabilities.   


We offer very competitive packages, including generous startup funds, equipment, laboratory space, personnel support and institutional support beyond the start-up phase. In Spring 2021 the department will be housed in the St. Jude’s Advanced Research Center, a new 625,000 sq. ft. facility expressly designed to house cutting-edge technologies and resources to transform science and accelerate discoveries.


Faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Member level may be considered.


Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a 2-3 page summary of research interests, and the names of three references directly online or send to:


David Solecki, PhD and Stanislav S. Zakharenko, MD/PhD

Department of Developmental Neurobiology

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105


Email: DNBFacultySearch@stjude.org

Minimum Education

Successful applicants may hold a PhD and/or MD degree, have at least three years of relevant postgraduate experience, and a demonstrated track record of productivity. 


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