Postdoctoral Research Associate - HPV Cancer Prevention

Job Location US-TN-Memphis
HPV Cancer Prevention
Faculty Member
Heather Brandt


Postdoctoral Researcher in HPV Cancer Prevention


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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other childhood diseases. Our mission, to advance cures, and means for prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment, is at the center of our work and everything we do. We are a great place to work, consistently ranked among Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work For®. At St. Jude, employees are encouraged to contribute new ideas, no matter who you are or what you do, to make the organization the best it can be.


We are seeking two outstanding candidates for postdoctoral fellowship positions in the HPV Cancer Prevention Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The postdoctoral positions offer an intensive, mentored training experience in implementation science, community-engaged research, health equity, and cancer prevention through HPV vaccination. Postdoctoral fellows will be encouraged to support the research foci of the HPV Cancer Prevention Program and develop their own research programs in implementation science with a specific focus on HPV vaccination or other related topics (e.g., health equity, partner and engaged research approaches, building vaccine confidence, supporting vaccinations in clinical and community settings, public policy and advocation, communications, etc.) using implementation science frameworks.


To apply or learn more, please contact:

Heather M. Brandt, PhD

Director, HPV Cancer Prevention Program

Member, Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


Learn more about the HPV Cancer Prevention Program at  


  1. Work collaboratively with new and established program partners in support of research activities.
  2. Gather, analyze, and interpret data (primary and/or secondary data) to answer key research questions related to the aforementioned research areas to contribute to the science, generate new knowledge, and/or inform HPV Cancer Prevention programmatic responsibilities.
  3. Disseminate findings through scientific manuscripts as lead author and co-author, white papers, lay summaries, present research at conferences, and submit at least one funding application.
  4. Participate in team and professional development offerings for career enhancements and personal growth.

Minimum Education

Successful applicants will have excellent communication skills and a PhD, MD, or equivalent doctoral degree in health services research, behavioral science, epidemiology, public health, or related field and experience or demonstrated interested in implementation science, cancer prevention/control, and community-engaged research.

Other Information

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