St. Jude's Postdoctoral Training Policy


Training and education are an integral part of the St. Jude mission. Clinical and basic science postdoctoral fellows are an integral part of the institution.


Postdoctoral fellows are accepted for training by the Director of Academic Programs. Fellows are entitled to all benefits, including health insurance, professional development account, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave, and retirement benefits. Conditions of recruitment and appointment are contingent on approval by the Academic Programs Office.

This is a training position for individuals who have completed a doctoral degree (e.g., MD, PhD, PharmD, etc.). Acceptance of a postdoctoral fellow by an investigator must reflect a commitment to provide training and mentoring designed to help the fellow to achieve his/her career goals. The initial appointment is for one or two years. Appointments can be renewed annually for a total of five years. Individuals who are appointed as a postdoctoral fellow after completion of postdoctoral training elsewhere may be considered for up to a total of eight years of postdoctoral training, no more than five of which may be at St. Jude.

Fellows in training will not be sponsored for permanent U.S. residency.