St. Jude Children's Research Hospital mission is to advance the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases. We offer an outstanding research environment, state-of-the-art scientific resources and facilities, and a community of highly collaborative investigators.
We are looking for a Lead Researcher to join the laboratory of Dr. Mitchell Weiss in the Department of Hematology.
Through our innovative research program, we seek to provide outstanding clinical care, and promote education, with the long-term goal of improving the lives of, and ultimately curing children with catastrophic non-malignant blood diseases. The mission of the laboratory is to use integrated genomic, experimental, and preclinical approaches to identify the genetic changes that drive β-Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Disease, to gain mechanistic insight into the roles of these genetic alterations in blood diseases, and to identify and test new therapeutic approaches that consider the unique genetic composition of each patient.
The successful applicant will be experienced and conversant in a range of experimental approaches including animal experimentation and basic biochemical tools. Proficiency in in vivo [mouse] husbandry and manipulation is strongly preferred.
The Lead Researcher is expected to have the following responsibilities:
• Provide support for the laboratory by collecting and analyzing data.
• Able to work effectively to keep deadlines and manage multiple projects in parallel.
• Demonstrate meticulous attention to detail, organizational skills, interpersonal communication, and the ability to test, evaluate, implement, and troubleshoot new technologies.
Apply to be a part of the mission of St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital: to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a familys ability to pay.
• Bachelors degree in relevant scientific area is required
• Ph.D. is preferred
• Laboratory animal experience is strongly preferred, including techniques such as intraperitoneal and intravenous injections in mice, monitoring of animal health, collecting tissue samples, performing anesthesia and necropsies.
• Experience to perform molecular biology work is required including techniques such as DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, qRT-PCR, western blotting, flow cytometry, and ELISA.
• Five (5) years of relevant, post-degree work experience is required
• Two (2) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Masters degree
• No experience is required with a PHD