Postdoctoral Research Associate - Infectious Disease

Job Location US-TN-Memphis
Academic Programs
Faculty Member
Stephen White


St. Jude is seeking outstanding candidates for postdoctoral fellowship positions in infectious disease therapeutics. This NIH sponsored training program has been designed to leverage the outstanding research infrastructure at St. Jude to train top-tier postdoctoral fellows with the necessary skills to lead independent research programs in the discovery of infectious diseases therapeutics including small molecule and vaccine candidates.


Postdoctoral preceptors associated with the program are drawn from the departments of Infectious Diseases, Structural Biology, Chemical Biology & Therapeutics, Immunology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, bringing complementary expertise to this enterprise that not only seeks to understand the biology of infection but also strives to develop therapies to combat them. This expertise includes structural biology, virology and bacteriology, microbial genomics, drug discovery, high-throughput screening, medicinal chemistry, immune responses to infection and therapies, and vaccine platforms and adjuvants. All trainees will be instructed in grant writing, rigor and reproducibility, ethics and mentoring. Short-term internships in pharmaceutical companies or visits to international clinical sites in conjunction with the SJCRH Global Program are integral parts of the curriculum. Collaborations between the preceptors is encouraged to provide a cross-disciplinary approach to the training program.

St. Jude offers highly competitive stipends and benefits and fosters professional development.

Minimum Experience

Successful applicants will have excellent communications skills and a PhD or MD in a relevant field. Multiple positions are available, funded through a new T32 training grant from the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases or our institutional budget. Applicants to positions funded by the T32 training grant must be citizens of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.

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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