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Faculty Position - Comprehensive Cancer Center

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



The Comprehensive Cancer Center at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is launching a major recruiting effort for multiple laboratory-based faculty at the FULL, ASSOCIATE and ASSISTANT levels as we undergo a significant expansion of our basic and translational research programs. We are seeking creative and collaborative scientists with vibrant research programs focused on 1) diverse areas of basic science with relevance for cancer; 2) translational, laboratory-based investigation related to pediatric brain tumors and solid tumors; and 3) translational, laboratory-based investigation related to hematological malignancies as part of a newly formed Center for Excellence in Leukemia Studies.

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. As a member of the Cancer Center, you will also have access to extensive, state-of-the-art shared resources staffed by PhD-level scientists and will join a collaborative network of basic, translational, and clinical investigators conducting high-impact, interdisciplinary research. Investigators have access to resources developed at St. Jude relevant to pediatric cancer, including genomic data in St. Jude Cloud and extensive repositories of patient-derived xenografts matched to primary patient samples and data.

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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.


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.


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.


How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a 2-3 page summary of research interests directly online.


For more information, please contact: or sent to:
Charles W. M. Roberts, MD, PhD
Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
Executive Vice President
c/o Bilqis Rock
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, MS 281
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


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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