Faculty Position -Oncology Department, Division of Cancer Predisposition

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Kim Nichols
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St Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a private, not-for-profit institute that is internationally recognized for its commitment to providing state of the art clinical services, while performing innovative basic and patient-directed research. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.


We seek a highly motivated faculty-level investigator (clinician scientist track) with training in hematology and oncology and a strong interest in genetics to participate in clinical and research initiatives in cancer genomics. The faculty member will be housed in the Division of Cancer Predisposition, a newly formed Section within the Department of Oncology that is dedicated to the evaluation and management of children and families at increased genetic risk for cancer.


The Division provides a highly collaborative and interactive environment where the faculty member will have ample opportunities to participate in clinical, educational and translational research initiatives centered around clinical germline and tumor genomics and the integration of genomic information into patient care. As an integral member of a team of other physician-investigators, genetic counselors and nurses, the faculty member will be able to carry out research projects focused on advancing understanding of childhood cancers and improving upon their treatment. The faculty member will have access to research assistants, computational biologists, genome scientists, and many other resources, which will facilitate their research investigations and ensure their success.


This is a remarkable opportunity to be part of a positive workplace where all employees, regardless of their role, share the same commitment to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer and other catastrophic illnesses. St. Jude is consistently ranked on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work For” and is No. 9 on the 2018 Glassdoor “Best Place to Work” list for companies with 1,000 or more employees.


This position is based in Memphis, TN with relocation assistance available. The facilities and salaries are competitive, and a generous benefit package is included. Memphis is a family-friendly metropolitan area that is recognized for its world-class music, food and hospitality. Mild winters and beautiful green spaces are part of the reasons why Forbes recently named Memphis the 4th happiest city in which to work.


A letter of inquiry and CV should be submitted directly online, or sent to:
Kim E. Nichols, MD
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105-2794
Telephone: 901-595-8385
Email: kim.nichols@stjude.org

Minimum Education

Successful candidates will have expertise in the areas of hematology and oncology and interest in cancer genetics. Candidates should have an MD, MD/PhD or DO degree and be Board certified or Board-eligible in clinical genetics and/or hematology-oncology (pediatric or adult).

Other Information

COVID-19 vaccine:


As of September 10, 2021, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment.


EEO Statement:  St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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