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Faculty Position – Immunology or Bone Marrow Transplantation & Cellular Therapy

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

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Job Type
Faculty Member
Employment - Hours
Full time




St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is launching a recruiting effort of three laboratory-based faculty positions at the ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE or FULL Member levels as we undergo a significant expansion of our translational immuno-oncology and immunotherapy efforts as part of the St. Jude 2022-27 Strategic Plan. This effort is led by investigators in the Departments of Immunology and Bone Marrow Transplantation & Cellular Therapy. We are seeking creative and collaborative scientists with a strong interest of studying cancer immunology focusing on 1) the tumor microenvironment, 2) immunometabolism, 3) innate immune sensors, 4) tumor/immune cell interactions, 5) systems immunology and functional genomics, and/or 6) cell therapies, including transplantation.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a world-class research institution dedicated to pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases of childhood. 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. We are the first and only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center dedicated solely to children. Our Cancer Center has been recognized with the highest possible ranking of “exceptional” in its two most recent five-year reviews by the NCI.


St. Jude is a highly interactive environment offering its faculty a remarkable opportunity to perform groundbreaking independent and collaborative research. We provide long-term institutional support past start-up to facilitate innovation and discovery. St. Jude provides an impressive array of shared resources and core facilities to support research and discovery efforts across the institution. In addition, investigators have a access to a GMP facility, and resources developed at St. Jude relevant to pediatric cancer. This includes genomic data in the St. Jude Cloud and extensive repositories of patient-derived xenografts matched to primary patient samples and data. You will join a collaborative network of basic, translational, and clinical investigators conducting high-impact, interdisciplinary research. 

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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 Glassdoor's “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. St. Jude is consistently highly ranked in the U.S. News Best Children’s Hospital’s for Pediatric Cancer and in Fortune magazine’s list of 100 best places to work.


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
Applicants should submit the following items directly online:

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Statement of Research (2 to 3 pages)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity

  • Contact information for three references





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


No Search Firms

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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