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Senior Researcher in Biomolecular X-ray Crystallography Center

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, MS
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023

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Science, Earth Sciences, Crystallography
Organization Type
The Biomolecular X-ray Crystallography Center is recruiting a Senior Researcher.

We are seeking a detail-oriented early career team member to serve a central service-level support role in the lab. The selected candidate will be a team player in a world-class department and institution where your work and commitment to excellence matters.

The Biomolecular X-ray Crystallography Center at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is housed in the Department of Structural Biology and serves St. Jude researchers in all aspects of X-ray Crystallography.

The Ideal candidate will be:
  • Have a Bachelor's (or Master's degree) in a laboratory science with a strong interest in Structural Biology.
  • Interested in supporting the lab through lab operations responsibilities.
  • Has experience setting up crystallography experiments and is interested in advancing their experience in X-ray crystallography.
  • Well-organized, follow and write SOPs and keep detailed records.
  • A team player that is eager to learn and contribute to a highly collaborative environment.

The Center Director will provide hands-on training as needed, but any experience in crystallography, biochemistry, or structural biology is a plus.

  • Efficiently support laboratory operations for a smooth user experience.
  • Maintain crystallization equipment and ensure proper training of use for walk-up core users.
  • Perform crystallization, crystal optimization and crystal harvesting.
  • Organize synchrotron trips including handling shipping dewars.

Minimum Education and/or Training:
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant scientific area is required.

Minimum Experience:
  • Two (2) years of relevant, post-degree work experience is required with a bachelor's degree.
  • No experience is required with a Master's degree.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has a diverse, global patient population and workforce, built on the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our founder Danny Thomas envisioned a hospital that would treat children of the world-regardless of race, religion or a family's ability to pay. Learn more about our history and commitment.

Today, we continue the mission to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. As we accelerate this progress globally, we believe our legacy of diversity, equity and inclusion is foundational to success. With the commitment of leaders at all levels of the organization, we strive to ensure the St. Jude culture, leadership approaches and talent processes are equitable and culturally responsive. View our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report to learn about the hospital's roots in diversity, equity and inclusion, where we are today and our aspirations for an even better future.

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