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The Department of Pathology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is seeking a molecular pathologist at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Member level. The position is on the Clinical track, with 80% effort devoted to clinical service and the remaining effort will be focused on translational research and career development.   This recruitment is taking place at an exciting time in the development of our Division of Hematopathology and Molecular Pathology. Following on from the success of the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project, the department developed a Clinical Genomics Laboratory in which whole genome, transcriptome, and exome sequencing is performed and clinically reported. These approaches are now standard of care for nearly all patients at St. Jude. We are particularly interested in advancing our expertise in hematological malignancies, with a particular focus on developing novel molecular approaches in the evaluation of minimal residual disease.   St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from the research conducted at St. Jude - research that is shared freely with the global medical community. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatments that are not covered by insurance. No child is denied treatment because of a family's inability to pay. St. Jude is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work place. Candidates receiving offers of employment will be subject to be pre-employment drug testing and background checks.   Applicants should submit a letter of application, academic statement, curriculum vitae and the names of three referees directly online.   Alternately, materials can be submitted to: Jeffery M. Klco MD PhD Director, Division of Hematopathology and Molecular Pathology Department of Pathology St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital MS #250 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105   Email: Jeffery.Klco@stjude.org  
Job ID
43666
Department
Pathology
Hiring Manager
Jeffery Klco
The Division of Experimental Hematology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is recruiting for a faculty member to lead a research program in cellular and molecular hematology.   We are searching for candidates with expertise in hematopoiesis, including those who leverage induced pluripotent stem cells. The faculty member will perform cutting edge independent research and direct a small well resourced departmental core facility that supports research in the department. Faculty rank will be commensurate with number of years of experience and field specific expertise.   The Division has excellent resources for research and opportunities to collaborate with basic, translational and clinical investigators in diverse biomedical fields.   Memphis is a vibrant, thriving and affordable city at the historic American crossroads of music, trade, food and culture. St. Jude facilities, recruitment packages and salaries are highly competitive, and a generous benefit package is included.   A letter of inquiry and current CV should be submitted directly online.   Alternatively, the letter and CV can be sent to: Dr. John Crispino, Director of the Division of Experimental Hematology c/o Deanna Walls Department of Hematology St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, MS 355 Memphis, TN 38105-3678 Email: hematologyrecruiting@stjude.org
Job ID
43601
Department
Hematology
Hiring Manager
John Crispino
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at St. Jude Children's Hospital is seeking a clinical track neuropathologist at the assistant, associate or full member level.   Applicants should have a strong interest in the diagnosis and biology of pediatric brain tumors. While the main component of the position is devoted to the diagnostic service, there will be opportunities for independent research studies and collaborative research within the Neurobiology and Brain Tumor Program (NBTP).   St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is one of the premier pediatric cancer hospitals in the United States with leaders in both clinical and basic science. Strong interdepartmental programs are present in pediatric solid tumors, hematological malignancies, neuro-oncology / development neurobiology, and molecular oncogenesis. Clinical and basic research activities are carried out in adjacent state-of-the-art buildings on the St. Jude campus, which provides an environment to foster close collaboration between clinical and basic science investigators.   Applicants should submit a letter of application, a copy of their curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees directly online.   Alternately, the materials noted above can be submitted to: Dr. D.W. Ellison, Chair - Department of Pathology St. Jude Children's Research Hospital MS 250 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105     Initial inquiries may be directed to Dr. Ellison or Dr. Brent Orr, Department of Pathology via phone: 901-595-3538 or e-mail: david.ellison@stjude.org or brent.orr@stjude.org.
Job ID
43359
Department
Pathology
Hiring Manager
Brent Orr
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a private not-for-profit institute, is a world-renowned institution engaged in cutting edge research and clinical care for patients with catastrophic childhood diseases.   The Department of Hematology at St. Jude is recruiting for a faculty position for Medical Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Clinical Hematology. The Director will provide oversight and leadership of the clinical/translational research programs in the Division. Areas of robust, active clinical investigation include sickle cell disease, bone marrow failure, and bleeding disorders.   The Department has outstanding resources for patient care and research, and opportunities to collaborate with investigators in diverse biomedical fields. St. Jude has a highly successful clinical fellowship program and physician scientist training program. Associations with the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and the Department of Pediatrics at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital provide opportunities for additional research collaborations and medical education/teaching.   Memphis is a vibrant, thriving, and affordable city at the historic American crossroads of music, trade, food, and culture. St. Jude facilities and salaries are highly competitive, and a generous benefit package is included.   Applicants should submit a letter of inquiry and a current CV directly online.   Alternatively, application materials can be submitted to: Cliff Takemoto MD, Chief Clinical Hematology & Mitchell Weiss MD, PhD, Chair Department of Hematology c/o Deanna Walls Department of Hematology St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place - MS #355 Memphis, TN 38105-3678 Email: hematologyrecruiting@stjude.org
Job ID
43158
Department
Hematology
Hiring Manager
Clifford Takemoto
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory medicine at St. Jude Children's Hospital is seeking an anatomic pathologist at the assistant, associate or full member level. Applicants should have a strong interest in the diagnosis and biology of pediatric solid tumors. While the main component of the position is devoted to the diagnostic service, there will be opportunities for independent research studies and collaborative research within the Developmental Biology and Solid Tumor Program, and the successful candidate will have a leading role in a new DBSTP initiative on the use of methylation profiling for the classification of pediatric solid tumors.   St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is one of the premier pediatric cancer hospitals in the United States and has a strong faculty of clinical and basic investigators organized into academic departments. Strong interdepartmental programs are present in pediatric solid tumors, hematological malignancies, neuro-oncology / development neurobiology, and molecular oncogenesis. Clinical and basic research activities are carried out in adjacent state-of-the-art buildings on the St. Jude campus, which provides an environment to foster close collaboration between clinical and basic science investigators.   Applicants should submit a letter of application, a copy of their curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees directly online.   Alternatively, the application materials  listed above can be sent to: Dr. D.W. Ellison, Chair - Department of Pathology St. Jude Children's Research Hospital MS 250 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN  38105   Initial inquiries may be directed to Dr. Ellison, Department of Pathology via phone: 901-595-3538 or e-mail: david.ellison@stjude.org
Job ID
42752
Department
Pathology
Hiring Manager
David Ellison
The Department of Chemical Biology and Therapeutics (CBT) at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital invites applications for Two Open Rank Faculty positions in Chemical Biology. We seek creative applicants with bold vision and demonstrated excellence in research at the interface of Chemistry, Biology and Medicine.   The faculty rank of candidates will be commensurate with their experience.   St. Jude offers generous start-up packages, including full salary for faculty and support staff; equipment funds; state-of-the-art chemical and computational facilities; and access to cutting-edge institutional shared resources. For additional information visit: https://www.stjude.org/research/departments-divisions/chemical-biology-therapeutics.html   A curriculum vitae, concise summary of research contributions with links to three publications, well-articulated research plan (3-5 pages), and names and contact information of three references (for assistant member positions) should be submitted directly online.
Job ID
42555
Department
Chemical Biology & Therapeutic
Hiring Manager
Natalie Racine
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded in 1962, is the first and only cancer center solely focused on pediatric cancer. The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay   The Department of Biostatistics at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital invites applications for multiple faculty positions at the Instructor, Assistant or Associate Member (equivalent to Instructor, Assistant or Associate Professor) level,  depending on qualifications and experience.   We are looking for candidates with collaborative research interests in psychology, neurocognitive research, cancer clinical trials, clinical and molecular infectious diseases, immunology and basic science research. Desirable candidates should have experience and expertise in clinical trial designs focusing on early phase trials, precision oncology trials and pragmatic trials, psychometrics, causal inference, omics data and innovative statistical modeling in clinical and basic science. Expertise of artificial intelligence and machine learning in medicine, and real-world evidence would be a plus.   The department currently consists of fifty-eight faculty and staff: eleven faculty, three post-doctoral fellows, twenty-five master’s level biostatisticians, eight computer scientists and several administrative staff.   Applicants must demonstrate excellent oral and written communications skills, have interest in biomedical collaborations, and be proficient in statistical computing. Compensation and benefits are very competitive and commensurate with experience.   Interested candidates should submit (1) a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae including the names of three references, and; (3) a research statement directly on-line.   In addition, please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent via email to: Dr. Li Tang (Li.Tang@stjude.org)    
Job ID
42546
Department
Biostatistics
Hiring Manager
Motomi Mori
The Department of Radiation Oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is seeking a medical physicist to join its faculty. Appointment rank will be based on experience and record of academic productivity and publications. The department is focused on research and treatment of pediatric patients with an emphasis on the treatment of brain, musculoskeletal, and solid tumors. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong interest in proton therapy and developing new methods of targeting, treatment planning, delivery, and toxicity modeling. There are opportunities for collaborations with investigators in a number of cancer center programs. The position includes a significant commitment of resources allowing for protected research time and support. The department currently supports four full-time medical physics faculty, six clinical physicists, three dosimetrists, two medical physics assistants and dedicated engineering, information systems, and research staff, inclusive of research scientists, post-doctoral fellows, and clinical research associates. The department includes five full-time pediatric radiation oncologists and supportive nursing and therapy teams. The department is one of the largest pediatric radiation oncology facilities in the world and treats approximately 300 children, adolescents, and young adults each year. The department has 45,000 square feet of clinical space that includes a dedicated clinic, treatment planning, therapy, and anesthesia support. There are two linear accelerator systems with image-guidance, a HDR/fluoroscopy suite, and multiple imaging platforms (Spectral CT, PET/CT, 1.5T MR and 3.0T MR) dedicated to treatment planning and on-treatment assessment. The St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center includes a synchrotron, high-energy beam transport, two gantry rooms and a fixed beam room. Each room is equipped with high-precision patient positioning, volumetric image-guidance systems, and dedicated scanning nozzles. The proton therapy center is the first in the world dedicated solely to the treatment of children with cancer. Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a letter outlining their career plans and interests, and the names of three references directly online, or send to: Thomas E. Merchant, D.O, Ph.D. Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, MS 210 Memphis, TN 38105 (901) 595-3604 thomas.merchant@stjude.org
Job ID
42512
Department
Radiation Oncology
Hiring Manager
Thomas Merchant
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its commitment to performing cutting edge research and providing state of the art clinical services, with the goal of improving outcomes for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer center to be given Comprehensive Cancer Center status by the National Cancer Institute, and in 2017 was named the nation’s number 1 pediatric cancer hospital by US News & World Report. St. Jude is consistently ranked on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work ” and was No. 9 on the 2018 Glassdoor “Best Place to Work” list for companies with 1,000 or more employees. We are recruiting highly motivated individuals, committed to clinical excellence, to join our growing Hospitalist Medicine Program as a member of the clinical-track faculty. Under the supervision of the hospitalist medicine program director, the faculty member will attend on the St. Jude chemotherapy service, provide oncology consultations, and treat patients in the inpatient and outpatient acute care setting. In this capacity, team members will work a combination of day, evening, and overnight shifts, and some weekends. As an integral member of the hospitalist team, the faculty member will be responsible for working with the nursing staff, advanced practice practitioners, oncologists, and primary and subspecialty physicians to ensure quality clinical care for St. Jude patients. Opportunities exist for the faculty member to continue existing clinical research, collaborate in quality and patient safety initiatives, and engage in clinical education. The environment provides ample opportunities for teaching and education of trainees (resident and fellow level). Candidates with a previous track record in clinical research will also have opportunity to build upon their previous clinical research experiences, if desired. The faculty appointment will be housed within the Department of Oncology (unless research interests are more appropriate elsewhere). St. Jude is located in Memphis, TN. Memphis is a family-friendly metropolitan area recognized for its world-class music, food, and hospitality. Cost of living is one of the biggest attractions; in fact, Money listed Memphis as one of the least expensive cities in which to raise a child. Mild winters and beautiful green spaces are part of the reasons why Forbes recently named Memphis the 4th happiest city in which to work. Relocation assistance is available.   Questions about the position can be directed to Liza-Marie Johnson MD, MPH, MSB, Program Director, Hospitalist Medicine at liza.johnson@stjude.org.    Interested applicants can apply by submitting a CV directly online.
Job ID
F1134
Department
Hospitalist Program
Hiring Manager
Liza-Marie Johnson
The Division of Anesthesiology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital seeks a full-time, ACGME accredited pediatric anesthesiology fellowship trained BC/BE pediatric anesthesiologist. Candidate must be eligible for a State of Tennessee medical/osteopathic license. This position is open to Assistant or Associate member (equivalent to Assistant/Associate Professor in a medical school setting). Rank will be offered at a level commensurate to their experience.   As a faculty member, you’ll experience the benefits of working in an environment where patient care and treatment are prioritized above all else. This is a remarkable opportunity to be part of a collaborative workplace where all employees share the same commitment to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. St. Jude is ranked on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work For” since 2010 and is ranked a ‘Leader in Pediatric Oncology’ by US News and World Report since 2008.   We are the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center devoted solely to children, offering specialized anesthesia services in oncology, pain management and other catastrophic diseases affecting children.   Memphis is a vibrant city, recognized for its world-class music, food, and hospitality. The temperate climate allows for year-round recreation and family-friendly activities. Memphis is home to NBA Basketball, minor league baseball, PGA – FedEx St. Jude Classic, collegiate sports, and the new USL team, Memphis 901 FC. CNN lists Memphis as the best place in the world to visit in May, and it is easy to do what you enjoy because Memphis is listed as the most affordable U.S. city to live in by Money Crashers in 2019!   To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae directly on-line, or send to: Michael J. Frett, MD Interim Director, Division of Anesthesiology 262 Danny Thomas Place, MS # 130 Memphis, TN 38105-3678 Phone: 901-595-4032 Fax: 901-595-4061 Email address: michael.frett@stjude.org Website: https://www.stjude.org/frett
Job ID
42408
Department
Anesthesiology
Hiring Manager
Michael Frett
The Department of Immunology seeks applicants for a faculty position  in Neuro-Immune Interactions at a rank commensurate with one’s qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will establish a research program in neuro-immunology with the potential to interact with investigators in our highly collaborative department, the Department of Developmental Neurobiology, and the newly established Division of Experimental Therapeutic Pediatric Neurology.   Candidates with expertise in neuro-inflammation, brain-immune axis, and related areas are urged to apply.   St. Jude offers a remarkable opportunity to perform cutting edge research with outstanding institutional support and exceptional shared core facilities in an environment of open collaboration. Successful applicants will present a vibrant research program with potential for interaction within the department and across the institution.   Interested applicants should submit a CV, a letter of research interests, and contact information for three references directly online, OR submit to: Douglas R. Green, PhD Chair, Dept. Immunology St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place; MS 351 Memphis, TN 38105-3678 Douglas.Green@stjude.org
Job ID
42369
Department
Immunology
Hiring Manager
Douglas Green
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
Job ID
34997
Department
Oncology
Hiring Manager
Kim Nichols
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
Job ID
39174
Department
Developmental Neurobiology
Hiring Manager
Charlette Hill
The Division of Brain Tumor Research within the Department of Developmental Neurobiology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is recruiting for a JUNIOR FACULTY member. We seek an exceptional and creative scientist to lead an innovative laboratory-based research program using cutting-edge approaches to elucidate mechanisms relevant to neural development and tumorigenesis. Areas of interest include mechanisms of neural cell fate specification and differentiation, connections between epigenetic regulation, neural development and cancer, signaling pathways driving disease pathogenesis in pediatric brain tumors, and developmental and cellular origins of brain tumors. Early career investigators interested in contributing to a culture of excellence at St. Jude are particularly encouraged to apply. This search is also open for mid-career investigators with a strong record of independent research.   The research environment at St. Jude is highly interactive with collaborative opportunities across all basic research and clinical departments, and access to state-of-the-art institutional shared resources managed by Ph.D. level scientists. Division of Brain Tumor Research investigators have access to specialized departmental shared resources that include an integrated support structure for preclinical modeling including genetically engineered and patient-derived xenograft mouse models, human stem cells, cell sorting, live cell imaging, and advanced image processing and analysis. The Division of Brain Tumor Research investigators are also members of the Neurobiology and Brain Tumor Program within the St Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center, and there are abundant opportunities for collaborative interactions with world-class clinical investigators.   We offer very competitive packages, including generous startup funds, equipment, laboratory space, personnel support and potential institutional support beyond the start-up phase. A faculty position at the Assistant and Associate Member level may be considered. Successful applicants may hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, have at least three years of relevant postgraduate experience, and a demonstrated track record of productivity.   St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a private, not-for-profit institute that is internationally recognized for its commitment to performing cutting edge research and providing state of the art clinical services, with the goal to improve the outcome for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. It is engaged in ongoing expansion of its facilities as well as patient care and scientific research activities.   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: DNBFaculty@stjude.org 
Job ID
36737
Department
Developmental Neurobiology
Hiring Manager
Charlette Hill

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