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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of the world’s premier research and treatment centers for pediatric cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is globally recognized for its pioneering work in pediatric oncology and hematology; genomics; computational biology; immunology; infectious diseases; cell, molecular and structural biology; neurobiology; drug discovery; and global medicine.

Our more than 200 faculty investigators work across the full spectrum of basic, translational and clinical research. Faculty-led scientific programs are advanced by the unparalleled degree of support that St. Jude provides to its investigators. Members of the St. Jude faculty are regularly recognized as among the best in their fields and include Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, a Nobel laureate, and members of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences. 

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About St. Jude Research

About St. Jude Research

St. Jude faculty pursue diverse areas of investigation across 22 academic departments. Multidisciplinary collaboration is a cornerstone of the research environment, where scientists and clinicians work together as a way of life. The campus is home to the St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences as well as to a large community of postdocs, clinical fellows and other trainees.

Basic sciences are strongly supported and serve as a foundation for the institution’s research mission. Scientific findings are transformed into new options for patients through a robust translational pipeline. St. Jude’s clinical sciences are pre-eminent in pediatric hematology and oncology. St. Jude develops more clinical trials for cancer than any other U.S. children’s hospital and is:

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Exceptional Resources and Support

St. Jude is supported by ALSAC, one of the world's leading nonprofit charitable organizations, which is dedicated to advancing cures and means for prevention of pediatric catastrophic diseases. Funds raised by ALSAC support the St. Jude research mission and promote the performance of groundbreaking science. Our unique funding model affords St. Jude faculty members exceptional resources and a remarkable degree of freedom to innovate. St. Jude scientists and research programs also receive outstanding support from competitive external grants and awards.

St. Jude faculty and staff enjoy access to a superb array of shared resources and core facilities that are supported by the institution to reduce costs to investigators. Dedicated staff, many with advanced degrees, are available to work with researchers as experts, consultants or full collaborators. In-depth training is available for individuals interested in adopting new technologies.

Numerous core facilities are offered, including genome sequencing and engineering, light and electron microscopy, proteomics and mass spectroscopy, transgenic and knockout production, pharmacokinetics, clinical research support and many others. St. Jude also has a unique chemical library of more than 800,000 small molecules — one of the largest at any academic institution — as well as high-throughput screening capabilities and an on-campus Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility to produce biologics for clinical trials.

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Global Expansion

St. Jude is undergoing a period of growth during the implementation of a six-year, $7-billion strategic plan designed to advance the institutional mission of finding cures and saving children globally. As cornerstones of this plan, St. Jude is further strengthening basic and translational research programs while simultaneously growing key clinical research areas.

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How to Apply

Open faculty positions are listed in the St. Jude careers portal. Applications are typically routed to the relevant department and reviewed in committee. If you are selected for an interview, your campus visit will be coordinated by the department chair and staff.

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If you do not see an open position in your area but would like to inquire about potential future opportunities, please contact the academic department of interest directly.

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