We are St. Jude

Scientific Research Careers

At St. Jude, we know what can be achieved when the brightest minds face the fewest barriers. So we provide world-class facilities, state-of-the-art technologies, extraordinary support, and a collaborative, bench-to-bedside environment where you can see, firsthand, how your science translates into survival for the children we serve.

Our ongoing research efforts are directed at understanding the molecular, genetic and chemical bases of life-threatening diseases in children; identifying cures for such diseases; and promoting their prevention. Research positions are available to individuals with bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees, in areas including our brain tumor program, cancer control, chemical biology, epidemiology, genetics, hematology-oncology, immunology, neurobiology, pharmaceutical sciences, structural biology, transitional trials and tumor cell biology.

Clinical Careers

Think of what you could achieve if the best possible care was all that mattered. If you had the encouragement and opportunity to truly bond with the patients in your care. And if you could collaborate with the world’s brightest research scientists, in a bench-to-bedside environment that put you on the leading edge of clinical breakthroughs for children with cancer, sickle cell, and other life-threatening diseases. It’s possible at St. Jude. As a clinical professional with us, you’ll be part of a team that stops at nothing to make a difference in the lives of patients with the rarest of conditions. All while receiving the resources and support you need to advance your career goals. Available positions include allied health, clinical research, physician, nursing and care staff (our nursing team has achieved Magnet status).

Welcome to Memphis

On a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, Memphis is the metropolitan hub of a five-state area known as the Mid-South. Home to more than a million residents, Memphis is known for its world-class music, food and hospitality. Cost of living is one of the biggest attractions; in fact Money listed Memphis as one of the least expensive cities in which to raise a child. Mild winters and beautiful green spaces make the city a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts – there are over 200 miles of bike-friendly lanes with more being added. Forbes recently named Memphis the 4th happiest city in which to work.


St. Jude is the career home to a diverse team of scientific, health care and business support professionals who want to be the force behind the cures. With employees from across the nation and around the world, we celebrate and value the unique backgrounds, perspectives and contributions of our team members. Career areas are abundant and include nursing, basic research, clinical research, allied health, information sciences and administration, among others. In 2015, St. Jude was named to the Fortune “50 Best Workplaces for Diversity” list.

About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is among the top pediatric cancer hospitals in the country, and is recognized internationally for our pioneering research and treatment for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. We strive to recruit and retain the most driven and talented professionals in our field, and encourage them to stop – more... 

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