St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from the research conducted at St. Jude - research that is shared freely with the global medical community. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatments that are not covered by insurance. No child is denied treatment because of a family's inability to pay.
The Department of Pathology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is seeking a molecular pathologist at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Member level. The position is on the ‘Clinician’ track, with 75% effort devoted to clinical service. This recruitment is taking place at an exciting time in the development of our Molecular Pathology laboratory. Following on from the success of the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project, the department developed a clinical genomics laboratory with the facility to run whole genome, transcriptome, and exome sequencing on samples from our patients. Current clinical methods in development include DNA methylation profiling and novel approaches to the evaluation of circulating tumor DNA and minimal residual disease. The successful candidate will have the appropriate training and certification with the American Board of Pathology or American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics to contribute to the clinical service and have a record of scholarly achievements. St. Jude Pathology is a leader in innovative diagnostic techniques and high-quality laboratory medicine. The department achieved ISO15189 accreditation in 2016, the first children’s hospital in North America to gain this status.
Applicants should send a letter of application, research statement, curriculum vitae and the names of three referees to: David Ellison MD PhD, Chair, Department of Pathology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, MS #250, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105: Email: David.Ellison@stjude.org
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is one of the premier pediatric cancer hospitals in the USA and has a large faculty of clinical and basic investigators organized into traditional academic departments. Strong interdepartmental programs are present in Hematologic Malignancies, Solid Tumor Biology, Neuro-oncology, and Molecular Oncogenesis. Clinical and basic research activities are carried out in adjoining state-of-the-art buildings that provide an environment that fosters close collaboration between clinical and basic investigators.
St. Jude is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work place. Candidates receiving offers of employment will be subject to be pre-employment drug testing and background checks.