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Senior or Lead Researcher in Stem Cell Biology, Cancer Stem Cells & Aging

Employer
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Location
Memphis, Tennessee, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Sep 26, 2021

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Overview:

The laboratory of is seeking outstanding, highly motivated, and creative candidates for a Senior or Lead Researcher position, starting in November 2021 or the earliest date thereafter to study the early genetic and epigenetic changes in blood stem and progenitor cells in hematopoietic diseases and aging. The ideal candidate is curious, self-motivated, has excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Experiences in cell and molecular biology or related fields and a strong desire to learn new techniques are a prerequisite. A background in hematology is preferred but not required and candidates from a wide variety of fields with a genuine interest in stem cells and the origins of cancer are encouraged to apply.

You will have the opportunity to work with a young and talented interdisciplinary team to decipher the molecular mechanisms regulating normal and mutant blood stem cell behaviors and decisions. Our laboratory uses molecular and cell biological tools, mouse models, next-generation sequencing, high-resolution 3D microscopy and novel long-term continuous quantitative live-cell imaging to understand the molecular mechanisms of hematological diseases at the single-cell level to develop novel therapies.

Please include a cover letter and a list of publications with your application.

Responsibilities:

The selected person will conduct projects and perform experiments independently and as part of a team, maintain efficient laboratory operations, learn new techniques, and assist in training other laboratory personnel as summarized below.

Design and conduct laboratory research experiments.

Document, interpret and present results of experiments.

Learn, implement and troubleshoot new laboratory techniques & technologies.

Collect, compile and analyze data; maintain detailed records.

Training of less experienced research staff

Reading literature, contribute your own idea's and show initiative

Preparation of data and texts for publication

Organization of lab operations.

In this position, you will gain extensive experience and training in various cell and molecular biology techniques, mouse models, flow cytometry, genome editing, confocal microscopy, time-lapse imaging, single-cell analysis, bioinformatics, data presentation and interpretation. We strongly support the career development of all lab members through opportunities to publish in high-impact journals, obtain grants and present work at academic conferences.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's degree in relevant scientific area is required

Minimum Experience:

Senior Researcher:

Five (5) years of relevant, post-degree work experience is required with a bachelor's degree

Two (2) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a master's degree

No experience is required with a PhD.

Lead Researcher:

Five (5) years of relevant, post-degree work experience is required with a bachelor's degree

Two (2) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a master's degree

No experience is required with a PhD.

What We Offer:

Other Information:

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:

No Search Firms:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. Please do not call or email. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee or other representative at St. Jude via email, the internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place and approved by HR will result in no fee being paid in the event the candidate is hired by St. Jude.
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