Postdoctoral Research Associate

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee
June 13 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a world-renowned institution that is recognized as one of the best places to work in the nation. As a premier center for research and treatment of childhood catastrophic diseases, we employ a diverse team of scientific and healthcare professionals dedicated to the promise of hope. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more have benefited from our research.

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Clinton Stewart in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our laboratory utilizes pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) modeling to address clinically relevant problems encountered in the therapy of children with brain tumors or solid malignancies. This position will give the applicant a comprehensive training experience that provides a foundation for the successful fellow to become an independent, laboratory-based clinical pharmaceutical scientist in either industry or academia.

Specifically, we apply pharmacometric approaches to results derived from preclinical and clinical studies to better understand the unique aspects of drug therapy for children with cancer, especially infants and very young children. Fellows have the opportunity to gain a breadth of experience including: translation of pre-clinical in vitro and in vivo data into clinical trials, modeling preclinical and clinical pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data, and studying genetic determinants of interpatient variability in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

Minimum Education

A doctoral degree in an appropriate scientific field with a proficiency in pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modeling and simulation methods including population approaches. A background in physiologically-based pharmacokinetics and/or systems pharmacology as well as experience with contemporary programming and modeling software (NONMEM and/or Monolix, R and/or Matlab) would be desirable.

Interested applicants should apply for job 38754 at

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Jude does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, genetic information, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, veteran’s status or disabled veteran’s status with respect to employment opportunities.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment.  St. Jude engages in affirmative action to increase employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.