Faculty-level investigator (clinician scientist track) in Cancer Predisposition

Location
Memphis, Tennessee
Salary
Great benefits
Posted
April 09 2019
Ref
34997
Discipline
Life Sciences, Oncology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
Job Type
Faculty

Faculty-level investigator (clinician scientist track) in Cancer

Predisposition

St Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a private, not-for-profit institute that is internationally recognized for its commitment to providing state of the art clinical services, while performing innovative basic and patient-directed research. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.

We seek a highly motivated faculty-level investigator (clinician scientist track) with training in hematology and oncology and a strong interest in genetics to participate in clinical and research initiatives in cancer genomics. The faculty member will be housed in the Division of Cancer Predisposition, a newly formed Section within the Department of Oncology that is dedicated to the evaluation and management of children and families at increased genetic risk for cancer.

The Division provides a highly collaborative and interactive environment where the faculty member will have ample opportunities to participate in clinical, educational and translational research initiatives centered around clinical germline and tumor genomics and the integration of genomic information into patient care. As an integral member of a team of other physician-investigators, genetic counselors and nurses, the faculty member will be able to carry out research projects focused on advancing understanding of childhood cancers and improving upon their treatment. The faculty member will have access to research assistants, computational biologists, genome scientists, and many other resources, which will facilitate their research investigations and ensure their success.

This is a remarkable opportunity to be part of a positive workplace where all employees, regardless of their role, share the same commitment to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer and other catastrophic illnesses. 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. This position is based in Memphis, TN with relocation assistance available. The facilities and salaries are competitive, and a generous benefit package is included. Memphis is a family-friendly metropolitan area that is recognized for its world-class music, food and hospitality. Mild winters and beautiful green spaces are part of the reasons why Forbes recently named Memphis the 4th happiest city in which to work.

A letter of inquiry and CV should be sent or emailed to:
Kim E. Nichols, MD
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105-2794
Telephone: 901-595-8385
Email: kim.nichols@stjude.org
Please also apply online: https://bit.ly/2YYkQDv

Minimum Education
Successful candidates will have expertise in the areas of hematology and oncology and interest in cancer genetics. Candidates should have an MD, MD/PhD or DO degree and be Board certified or Board-eligible in clinical genetics and/or hematology-oncology (pediatric or adult).

About St. Jude
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 outcomes 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 and in 2017 was named the number 1 pediatric cancer hospital by US News & World Report.

St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer.