• Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Job Location US-TN-Memphis
    Training Program in Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Research
    Faculty Member
    Kevin Krull
  • Summary

    Outstanding candidates are invited to apply for postdoctoral fellowships in the Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Research Training Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This program is designed to provide comprehensive interdisciplinary training to develop the next generation of global scientific leaders in the field. As a fellow, you will benefit from access to unique datasets and expertise, a top-ranked scientific environment, and superb mentoring, benefits, and professional development opportunities.

    Research Areas

    Positions are available with faculty mentors in diverse research areas, including epidemiology; genetics; computational biology; psychology and neuropsychology; neuroscience; exercise physiology, oncology; pharmacology; radiology; surgery; and biostatistics. Fellows also choose secondary mentors and work with clinical collaborators for additional interdisciplinary research. Positions offer individualized training in research design and data collection, data analysis and interpretation, scientific writing, grant preparation and grant review.

    St. Jude leads some of the world’s largest survivorship research programs. Data are available from thousands of survivors in two long-term cohort studies, St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study (SJLIFE) and the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS), and fellows also have access to exceptional core facilities to help advance their research.

    Program Benefits

    St. Jude is committed to providing an outstanding environment for mentored career development and offers a rich intellectual environment and resources for research and training. Benefits include:

    • Opportunity to obtain a Master of Public Health in epidemiology, biostatistics or health systems policy with full tuition coverage
    • Opportunities to participate in St. Jude Global Pediatric Medicine program conducting clinical outcomes research in Central and South America, Mexico, the Eastern Mediterranean, China, and Southeast Asia
    • Professional development account and travel support to attend conferences
    • Competitive stipend above current NIH levels plus relocation assistance, three weeks paid vacation, tuition reimbursement, paid leave, and medical, dental and vision health coverage

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a private nonprofit academic research institution with a mission to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic disease through research and treatment. St. Jude is a NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and is ranked as the #1 pediatric cancer hospital in the country by U.S. News and World Report. For more information on St. Jude see www.stjude.org.

    How to Apply

    Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree, MD, DO, or PharmD, with excellent oral and written communication skills. Multiple positions are available, funded through a new T32 NCI training grant or our institutional budget. Due to NIH requirements, applicants to the positions funded by the T32 training grant must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.

    To apply, please submit the online application and provide a curriculum vitae, transcripts of your academic records, three letters of reference (from mentors, professors and residency program directors for applicants with clinical training), and a brief summary of prior and anticipated research projects. Trainees will be expected to be highly productive through research publications, presentations at scientific meetings, and submission of at least one grant application.

    Application materials and inquiries to:

    Kevin Krull, PhD

    Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    262 Danny Thomas Place, MS 375

    Memphis. TN 38105


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