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Researcher - Oncology (Mark Hatley Lab)

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
Employment - Hours
Full time

Performs laboratory tasks under direct supervision. Expected to understand underlying concepts of experimental design and to implement these concepts under direct supervision



The laboratory of Mark Hatley seeks a Research Technologist to assist the principal investigator with the collection and analysis for research projects in an entry-level capacity. The individual with conduct specific projects with guidance and maintain efficient laboratory operations. The individual will perform duties in order to meet the goals and objectives of the laboratory. Experience in molecular biology, cell culture, and animal models preferred. The lab leverages genetically engineered mouse models, patient-derived xenografts, human and mouse tumor and primary cell lines as well as induced pluripotent stem cells as model systems to interrogate the underlying pathobiology of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma.


The Hatley lab is a very collaborative, interactive environment focused on scientific and career development of trainees. The lab supports a healthy work/life balance and diversity with a focus on career development. Four former postdocs are now tenure track Assistant Professors at academic institutions. Dr. Hatley was the 2019 mentor of the year at St. Jude. Successful applicants should have strong organizational and communication skills with drive and dedication to participate as a member of our team.


Please send a cover letter describing research interests and accomplishments, CV and the names and addresses of three references to


Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs laboratory experiments as directed using specific and prescribed techniques/protocols.

  • Follows basic protocols, implementing experimental techniques prescribed by supervisor and providing basic troubleshooting where appropriate.

  • Accurately records experimental procedures and data.

  • May draft results/data for posters, presentations or publications

  • Operates lab equipment.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned in order to meet the goals of the department and institution

  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance


Minimum Education and/or Training:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant scientific area is required


Minimum Experience:

  • no experience required




In recognition of certain U.S. state and municipal pay transparency laws, St. Jude is including a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This is an estimate offered in good faith and a specific salary offer takes into account factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the salary range and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current salary range is $24.00 - $42.00 per hour for the role of Researcher - Oncology (Mark Hatley Lab).


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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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