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Faculty Member - Director of Quality of Life and Palliative Care Division, Department of Oncology

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (St. Jude)
Memphis, Tennessee
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
11 Oct 2024

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Health Science
Job Type
Faculty Member
Employment - Hours
Full time
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital



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 scientific 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 (clinician scientist or clinic track) at the Associate or Full Member level who is board-certified in Palliative Medicine, a proven track of leadership capacity, and a strong interest in clinical research and clinical care activities. The preferred candidate should also have experience in mentorship and fellowship training within the academic setting, and in incorporating quality and/or process improvement into daily inpatient/outpatient clinical practice.


The Department of Oncology is comprised of multiple Divisions inclusive of Leukemia-Lymphoma, Neuro-oncology, Solid Tumor, Palliative Care & Quality of Life, Cancer Predisposition, Cancer Survivorship, and Molecular Oncology. The Department is also closely aligned with the St. Jude NCI-funded Comprehensive Cancer Center with each Oncology Division, providing the opportunity for translation of basic and translation research. This position will report directly to the Chair of the Department of Oncology, lead divisional clinical research, and oversee Quality of Life and Palliative Care clinical services in collaboration with the Director of Oncology Clinical Medicine and the Chair.  


The Department of Oncology provides a highly collaborative and interactive environment where faculty members have ample opportunities to participate in clinical, educational, and translational research initiatives.  As an integral member of the leadership team of the department, the Division Director of Quality of Life and Palliative Care ensures alignment of divisional goals with institutional and departmental strategic goals and initiatives, oversees divisional faculty development, and promotes outstanding multidisciplinary care delivery and research activities.  In addition to serving the Oncology patients/families, the division provides consultation services to patients in the Departments of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant & Cellular Therapy.  It runs a robust bereavement program and home health/hospice program.  This position will also play an essential role in implementing strategies incorporating clinical education into daily practice to ensure the satisfactory learning experience of Hem-Onc fellows, Palliative Care fellows, residents, and medical school students in Quality of Life and Palliative Care service. 


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 listed on Glassdoor 100 Best Places to Work for the last 6 years 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.  


It is essential that candidates have an MD, MD/PhD or DO degree and be board certified in Palliative Care, board certified or board-eligible in pediatric, or hematology-oncology.  Successful candidates will have expertise in the areas of Hematology/Oncology and Palliative Care, as the faculty member will be involved in clinical care.  


A letter of inquiry and CV should be submitted directly online.  


Alternatively, the letter of inquiry and CV can be sent to:  

Julie Park, MD  

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital  

262 Danny Thomas Place  

Mailstop 260  

Memphis TN 38105-2794  








Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has a diverse, global patient population and workforce, built on the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our founder Danny Thomas envisioned a hospital that would treat children of the world—regardless of race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. Learn more about our history and commitment.


Today, we continue the mission to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. As we accelerate this progress globally, we believe our legacy of diversity, equity and inclusion is foundational to success. With the commitment of leaders at all levels of the organization, we strive to ensure the St. Jude culture, leadership approaches and talent processes are equitable and culturally responsive. View our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report to learn about the hospital’s roots in diversity, equity and inclusion, where we are today and our aspirations for an even better future.


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