The Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control at Jude Children’s Research Hospital is recruiting a Faculty Member at the FULL, ASSOCIATE or ASSISTANT level as we expand our intervention work to prevent, remediate or ameliorate the physiological and functional consequences of cancer and cancer treatment. We are seeking a creative and collaborative scientist with a vibrant research program to work with a team in a clinical laboratory focused on understanding human performance, movement, and physical well-being in children with cancer and cancer survivors. Our research uses state-of-art approaches to document adverse outcomes and to design interventions optimize health. Our Department and associated Cancer Center Programs include a diverse team of investigators with expertise in epidemiology, oncology, psychology, neuropsychology, exercise science, rehabilitation, nursing, health behavior, neurology, cardiology, genetics, computational biology, and biostatistics. We regularly collaborate across Cancer Center Programs, engaging with laboratory-based researchers to understand the biological mechanisms responsible for the late effects of childhood cancer and its treatment. Our Department is home to both the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study with over 30,000 childhood cancer survivor participants diagnosed from 1970-1999 in North America, and the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study, with over 6000 clinically assessed childhood cancer survivors treated at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital between 1962 and 2012. These foundational studies are funded by the National Cancer Institute and are unparalleled resources for research.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a world-class research institution dedicated to pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases of childhood. We are the first and only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children and have been recognized with the highest possible ranking of “exceptional” in our two most recent five-year reviews by the NCI. Our mission is to advance research and cures for pediatric cancer, the number one cause of death by disease for U.S. children past infancy. St. Jude is a highly interactive environment offering its faculty a remarkable opportunity to perform cutting-edge independent and collaborative research while receiving long-term institutional support past start-up to facilitate innovation and discovery.
We value diversity among our faculty, are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups and women. In the past five years, St. Jude has ranked one of the “Best Workplaces for Women,” as well as one of the “Best Workplaces for Diversity.” St. Jude is consistently ranked on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work For” and is No. 9 on the 2018 Glassdoor “Best Place to Work” list for companies with 1,000 or more employees.
St. Jude is located in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee, a vibrant and friendly city at the historic American crossroads of music, trade, food, and culture. Mild winters and beautiful green outdoor spaces are part of the reasons why Forbes recently named Memphis the 4th happiest city in which to work. Cost of living and high quality of life are other attractions; in fact, Money magazine listed Memphis as one of the least expensive cities in which to raise a child. St. Jude facilities and salaries are highly competitive, and a generous start-up and benefit packages are included.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a 2-3 page summary of research interests directly online - https://bit.ly/36fwcZ1
Alternatively, application materials can be emailed to CCCFacultySearch@stjude.org or sent to: Kirsten K. Ness, PT, PhD Member, Epidemiology and Cancer Control c/o Tracie Gatewood St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, MS 735 Memphis, Tennessee, 38105
Successful applicants must hold a PhD, MD and/or equivalent degree, have at least three years of relevant postgraduate experience, and have a proven track record of productivity.
Internal Number: 38938
About St Jude Children's Research Hospital
There’s a reason St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is consistently ranked on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work For” list. At our world-class pediatric research institution, every employee shares the commitment to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve.
The result? A collaborative, positive environment. One with superb resources to help you achieve and grow in a wide range of hospital careers, no matter whether your focus is research, patient care, or business and operations.