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 after review by the Postdoctoral Advisory Committee or the Clinical CME/GME Committee and according to the procedures specified in the Fellowship Handbook. They are entitled to all benefits. They receive health insurance benefits and a Professional Development Account each year. Postdoctoral fellows earn vacation benefits up to three weeks per year. Conditions of recruitment and appointment are contingent on approval by the Academic Programs Office. Postdoctoral fellows living outside a 50-mile radius of Memphis receive a moving allowance.

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 two years with the possibility of yearly extensions thereafter to a total of five years. Individuals who are appointed as a postdoctoral fellow after completion of postdoctoral training elsewhere may be considered for an extension 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.