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Faculty Position - Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control

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

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Health Science
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Faculty Member
Employment - Hours
Full time

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital



The Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is recruiting Faculty Members at the FULL, ASSOCIATE or ASSISTANT level as we expand our Department’s mission to conduct highly innovative clinical, biological, and population-health sciences research (both observational and interventional studies), and translate our findings into effective strategies to avert or mitigate cancer-treatment-related complications and improve the quality of life of childhood cancer survivors. We are seeking creative and collaborative scientists with vibrant research programs as we grow and further expand the mission.

Our research uses state-of-art approaches to assess/evaluate adverse outcomes and to design interventions to optimize health. Our Department and associated Cancer Center Programs in the St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center, include a diverse team of investigators with expertise in epidemiology/biostatistics, oncology/cardiology/neurology/nursing, genetics/bioinformatics, psychology/neuropsychology, exercise science/rehabilitation, symptoms/patient-reported outcomes, and health behavior/health services research.


We actively collaborate across Cancer Center Programs, engaging with both clinic- and laboratory-based researchers to advance clinical care and knowledge on childhood cancer and associated late effects, encompassing biological, clinical, and social determinants and mechanisms.

Our Department is home to both the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study with over 38,000 childhood cancer survivors diagnosed from 1970-1999 in North America, and the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort with over 6000 clinically assessed childhood cancer survivors treated at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since 1962. These foundational studies are funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and are unparalleled resources for research, with comprehensive characterizations of cancer treatment exposures/doses, whole genome/whole exome sequencing of germline genomes, patient-reported outcomes, and an extensive array of clinically-, laboratory- and survey-ascertained late effects outcomes and measurements.


Our Department encompasses a strong T32 Postdoctoral program, >130 staff members who supports maintaining and expanding activities of the two cohort studies and many ongoing R01-equivalent projects which are built on the two cohort studies.

Join us in the exciting, rewarding mission of improving lives of childhood cancer survivors through rigorous, cutting-edge research that has strong institutional support and commitment!

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a world-class research institution dedicated to pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases of childhood. We are the first and only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children and have been recognized with the highest possible ranking of “exceptional” in our two most recent five-year reviews by the NCI. Our mission is to advance research and cures for pediatric cancer, the number one cause of death by disease for U.S. children past infancy. St. Jude is a highly interactive environment offering its faculty a remarkable opportunity to perform cutting-edge independent and collaborative research while receiving long-term institutional support past start-up to facilitate innovation and discovery.

We value diversity among our faculty, are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups and women. In the past five years, St. Jude has ranked one of the “Best Workplaces for Women,” as well as one of the “Best Workplaces for Diversity.” 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.

St. Jude is located in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee, a vibrant and friendly city at the historic American crossroads of music, trade, food, and culture. Mild winters and beautiful green outdoor spaces are part of the reasons why Forbes recently named Memphis the 4th happiest city in which to work. Cost of living and high quality of life are other attractions; in fact, Money magazine listed Memphis as one of the least expensive cities in which to raise a child. St. Jude facilities and salaries are highly competitive, and a generous start-up and benefit packages are included.

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


How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae AND a 2-3 page summary of research interests directly online.

More information:

Gregory T. Armstrong
Chair, Epidemiology and Cancer Control
c/o Kim Harris
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, MS 735
Memphis, Tennessee, 38105





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.


St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. Please do not call or email. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee or other representative at St. Jude via email, the internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place and approved by HR will result in no fee being paid in the event the candidate is hired by St. Jude.

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