Murine Behavior Research Specialist

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Memphis, TN

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , located in Memphis, Tennessee, is a premier center for research and treatment of potentially fatal childhood diseases, including cancer and certain blood, genetic, and immunodeficiency disorders. The hospital's mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude is dedicated to providing unsurpassed patient care and to advancing the health of children through biomedical research.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has an opening for a Murine Behavior Research Specialist (Job Number 30535) .

The Murine Behavior Research Specialist in the Developmental Neurobiology Department assists the principal investigators with experimental design and the collection and analysis of data for behavioral research projects. Manages all aspects of the Developmental Neurobiology (DNB) Behavioral Core Laboratory and trains and oversees the laboratory work of approved DNB personnel. Performs experiments with minimum supervision and learns and develops new procedures. Participates in the design and interpretation of experiments as well as presentation and/or publication of research. Assists in budget development and constantly assesses the Core's infrastructure and capabilities to ensure that it offers state-of-the-art support for murine behavior research. Performs other duties as assigned or directed in order to meet the goals and objectives of the department and the institution.

Research interests in the department of Developmental Neurobiology include investigations of models of neurodevelopmental defects, neurodegenerative diseases, brain tumors, schizophrenia, hearing loss, learning and memory, as well as neural phenotyping in the context of genetically modified models and preclinical therapeutic trials for disorders of the nervous system.

Master's degree in related field (e.g. neuroscience, experimental psychology) and four years of experience in murine or related behavior analysis is required.
MD or PhD in related filed is preferred. Two years of experience in murine or related behavior analysis is required with a PhD.

St. Jude offers a positive working culture, professional advancement, & competitive compensation. Qualified applicants may apply for this position or others via our online process at

St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace

Candidates receiving offers of employment will be subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital studies and treats catastrophic diseases in children, especially pediatric cancers. The hospital,...