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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Headquarters: Memphis, TN

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the world's premier centers for research and treatment of catastrophic diseases in children, primarily pediatric cancers. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.

We are where some of today's most gifted researchers are able to do more science, more quickly. Where doctors across the world send their toughest cases and most vulnerable patients. Where no one pays for treatment beyond what is covered by insurance, and those without insurance are never asked to pay. We've built one of America's largest health-care charities, with a model that keeps the costs down and the funds flowing, so the science never stops.

Research efforts are directed at understanding the molecular, genetic and chemical bases of catastrophic diseases in children, identifying cures for such diseases and promoting their prevention. Research is focused specifically on cancers, acquired and inherited immunodeficiencies, infectious diseases and genetic disorders.

The current basic and clinical research at St. Jude includes work in gene therapy, bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy, the biochemistry of normal and cancerous cells, radiation treatment, blood diseases, resistance to therapy, viruses, hereditary diseases, influenza, pediatric AIDS and psychological effects of catastrophic diseases.

St. Jude also conducts long-term biostatistical investigations on its patients and is the only pediatric research hospital that has been awarded a National Cancer Institute cancer center support grant.

Key attractions

Health is central to the mission of St. Jude. While we diligently promote the health and well-being of our patients and their families, we are equally committed to the health of our employees and their families. That's why St. Jude provides employees and their dependent family members with high-quality, competitive and affordable benefits choices in addition to nationally competitive salaries and three weeks of vacation during the first year of employment.

Main recruitment areas

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a world-renowned institution that requires a superior, diverse and well-trained group of clinicians, researchers, postdoctoral fellows, administrators and information technology specialists. St. Jude has career opportunities for a wide range of positions to support the institution's biomedical research and clinical activities. In addition, postdoctoral fellowships are available in a variety of specialized programs.