Scientist

Overview

Seeking a highly motivated, organized, and responsible individual to lead a major component of our new cancer genetics and epigenetics lab, as a foundation for their career advancement in academia or industry. Candidates will leverage cancer genomics and epigenomics data that we have generated in a variety of pediatric and adult brain tumors to undertake experiments in functional discovery, validation, as well as the development of integrated large-scale datasets using new genetic technologies. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a willingness to learn new concepts and technical skills, but most importantly harbor an enthusiasm for working in a team-based environment and interfacing with national and international collaborative efforts.

Qualified candidates will have a strong background in aspects of molecular and cellular biology, developmental and stem cell biology, neurobiology, neuroscience, chromatin biology/epigenetics, and/or cancer biology, substantiated by first author publications in high-impact journals. Direct hands-on experience with in vivo functional studies and/or the biological characterization of gene/protein function are required for this position. In addition, competitive candidates will be proficient with molecular cloning, CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, recombinant virus preparation and transduction, primary and stem cell culture, iPS cell and/or organoid propagation, and a wide spectrum of molecular, biochemical, and cellular assays. Excellent written and communication skills, ability to effectively collaborate with fellow trainees and scientists, and execute tasks in a timely manner are highly desired.

Responsibilities

Independently lead research studies focused on the biology of pediatric brain tumors

Support internal and external collaborations with other wet- and dry-lab scientists

Adopt new tools and techniques according to evolving lab priorities

Provide technical training for new lab members

Assist the PI with writing of protocols, grant applications, and manuscripts

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant scientific area is required.

Minimum Experience

  • Seven (7) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required
  • Five (5) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Master’s degree
  • Three (3) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a PhD

Required Credentials

  • none

Other Credentials

  • none

COVID-19 vaccine:

As of September 10, 2021, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment.

EEO Statement:  St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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