Exploring new job prospects in science raises many questions. Should I work in Industry or Academia? Which specialty area piques my interest and where are the best jobs in that field? Am I willing to relocate?
Scientists and researchers ask these questions and so many others. But a largely overlooked topic is "professional growth and development." In science, a successful future begins on day one at an organization that’s invested in your career advancement. This is why it’s so important to ask the right questions in a job interview! The next time you’re in an interview, be curious. Be inquisitive. And be sure to ask these five key questions.
Be sure to add these five questions to your interview list – and be sure to consider St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as your next employer.
At St. Jude, science matters.
Our scientific community helps us achieve our mission to advance cures, and means of prevention, for catastrophic pediatric diseases. Each researcher here makes important contributions to discoveries that ultimately lead to cures. Our specific Scientific Career Ladder enable our people to see how they’ll advance professionally. With every step on each ladder rung, are opportunities to be immersed in one (or many) of our 100+ on-site labs. Our researchers are supported by more than 25 core facilities, including light microscopy and electron microscopy cores that house the most advanced technologies and institutionally supported resources.
Right now, we’re the employer of choice to over 250 faculty investigators – including a Nobel laureate, three Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators, and four members of the National Academy of Sciences. Working alongside this level of expertise, it’s impossible not to learn and grow but we leave nothing to chance with regards to your career. At St. Jude you’ll have formal mentorships and training programs and a wide range of opportunities to expand your skill-sets and knowledge base. Our technologically advanced labs combine with our projects and programs to create immense vertical and lateral growth opportunities.
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