Postdoctoral Research Associate - Hematology

Job Location US-TN-Memphis
Faculty Member
Mitchell Weiss


A fully funded postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Weiss/Cheng lab in the Department of Hematology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We are looking for a candidate that are interested in therapeutic genome editing using next generation genome editors such as Base Editor or Prime editors. The candidate will study the interplay between genome editors and different types blood cells (such HSCs, other progenitors and erythroid cells) and develop and optimize novel treatment for genetic blood disorders. In this position, the candidate will gain extensive experience and training in genomics, stem cell biology, and pre-clinical study.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a top-ranked Pediatric Cancer Hospital and a world-renowned basic science research institute with over 200 faculty members. St. Jude offers a highly collaborative research and training environment that includes state-of-the-art facilities and resources. Postdoctoral research fellows are provided with a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a professional development allowance. 

Minimum Experience

The ideal candidate is expected to have the following experience:


  1. Molecular Biology, such as different experiment on DNA, RNA, protein. 
  2. Cell Biology, such as Cell culture, transfection. 
  3. Genome editing experience (base editing, Cas9, ZFN, TALENS, etc)
  4. Not required by highly encouraged skills are: experience with high throughput sequencing, stem cell experience, and biological knowledge on hematopoiesis. 

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.


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