Faculty Member – Computational Biology
The Department of Computational Biology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, chaired by Dr. Jinghui Zhang, is currently seeking exceptional faculty candidates to lead multidisciplinary research programs of medical informatics and mathematical modeling by integrating dry lab computational methods with wet lab experiments. Research programs with proven or potential biological or clinical applications are of particular interest. This search is open for mid-career or senior investigators with a strong record of independent research, as well as motivated early career investigators interested in establishing an innovative research program. St Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a private, not-for-profit institute that is internationally recognized for its commitment to performing cutting-edge research and providing state-of-the-art clinical services, with the goal to improve the outcome for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. It is engaged in ongoing expansion of its facilities as well as patient care and scientific research activities.
As part of a significant expansion from a research program to an academic department, the Department of Computational Biology occupies 28,700-square-feet of laboratory and office space. Investigators have access to dedicated departmental shared resources established for BIG data analysis and functional validation. This includes priority access to our cloud computing infrastructure and a local high-performance computing facility in a new state-of-art data center, a core wet lab available to support dry lab faculty, an engineering team for high throughput data analysis and a genomics laboratory for developing new sequencing technologies and assays. The research environment at St. Jude is highly interactive with collaborative opportunities across all basic research and clinical departments, as well as access to institutional shared resources managed by PhD-level scientists.
We offer very competitive packages, including generous startup funds, computing resources, equipment, laboratory space, personnel support and continued institutional support beyond the start-up phase. A faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Member level may be considered.
Memphis is a vibrant city in the mid-South, recognized for its world-class music, food and hospitality. It also has a temperate climate which allows for a variety of year-round recreation, sports, and family-friendly activities – all with a very affordable cost of living that makes it easy to do what you enjoy!
Apply online at: https://bit.ly/2NW9IkS
Interested applicants should submit a CV online, and also submit a 2-3 page summary of research interests and the names of three references to: ComputationalBiologyRecruitment@stjude.org