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Senior Researcher in Compound Management

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

The Sr. Researcher - Compound Management is crucial to handle and manage the St. Jude Compound Collection, ensuring it is readily available, accurately identified and upgraded.



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At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, we know what can be achieved when the brightest scientific minds face the fewest barriers. That’s why we provide world-class facilities. State-of-the-art technologies. Extraordinary support. And a collaborative, bench-to-bedside environment where you can see, firsthand, how your science translates into survival for the children we serve. Quite simply, at St. Jude, we encourage you to dream big and stop at nothing when it comes to finding cures and saving children.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Tracking the inventory of chemical compounds, maintaining accurate records, and ensuring the availability of compounds when needed.
  • Managing the storage of compounds in St. Jude's internal repository, which may include researching and maintaining appropriate storage conditions (e.g., temperature, humidity) and retrieving samples for CBT collaborators as requested.
  • Preparing compounds for distribution to researchers, including dilution, aliquoting, or other sample handling procedures.
  • Reformatting new compound libraries, purchased or synthesized in-house. This includes the generation of assay-ready plates.
  • Distributing samples to researchers while keeping track of the quantities sent and maintaining proper documentation.
  • Recording and managing data related to compounds, including compound information, storage conditions, and usage records.
  • Having a basic knowledge of analytical techniques used to characterize compounds and verify their identity and purity.
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of industry techniques, hardware, labware, and software.
  • Utilizing compound management software to maintain an organized and searchable database of compounds in collaboration with the CBT Lead Discovery Informatics Center, including the internal request system in SharePoint.
  • Collaborating with scientists and researchers to understand their specific compound needs and developing protocols to ensure they receive the appropriate samples.
  • Performing experiments to ensure that compounds are stored, handled, and distributed in compliance with safety regulations and best practices.
  • Addressing issues related to compound degradation, contamination, or any discrepancies in compound records by performing experiments.
  • Collaborating with the CBT Compound Collection team, contributing to designing and organizing compound libraries for high-throughput screening or other applications.
  • Using automation and robotic systems to improve compound management efficiency and accuracy.
  • Reformat new libraries.
  • Training lab personnel on compound management inventory, formatting, and delivery.


Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant scientific area is required.


Minimum Experience:

  • Two (2) years of relevant, post-degree work experience is required with a Bachelor's degree.
  • No experience is required with a Master's degree.


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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 $60,320 - $105,040 per year for the role of Senior Researcher in Compound Management.


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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.


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