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Clinical Research Scientist

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee (US)
Closing date
Jun 16, 2024

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Clinical Research Scientist

  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Clinical Research
  • Epidemiology & Cancer Control
  • Weekday Day
  • Full Time
  • 40
  • JR2636

Job Description

The Clinical Research Scientist I focuses on one or more specific scientific endeavors of laboratory or clinically based research. Utilizes unique, advanced skills in clinical/population-based methodology to achieve the highest research goals. Develops and/or implements research procedures and publishes research results. Initiates and conducts independent research without direct supervision. Assists with the management of large, multidisciplinary research operations.



Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead clinical research design and implementation activities (e.g., experimental design review; identification of appropriate research procedures/methodologies QC procedures finalization; design and testing of data collection instruments; project-specific protocol compliance oversight).
  • Assist with the management of large, multidisciplinary research operations and the instruction of research staff.
  • Oversee execution of multiple concurrent projects/studies.
  • Oversee/coordinate engagement with study participants and related outcomes (e.g., interviewer scripts, informed consent, data entry, procurement of medical record/specimens).
  • Coordinate communication with principal investigators across multiple sites to anticipate, clarify, and address needs for efficient conduct of research.
  • Present/publish results, insights, and outcomes both internally and externally to multi-disciplinary audiences.
  • Provide ongoing instruction and guidance to staff and train as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to meet the goals and objectives of the department and institution.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.


Minimum Education and/or Training:

  • MD or PhD in relevant scientific field required.


Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum Requirement: 2+ prior relevant and productive research experience in clinical/population-based outcomes and health behavior research.
  • Experience in study design methodology, protocol development, study conduct, and analysis.
  • Experience working in a project-oriented matrixed team environment preferred.
  • Proven performance in earlier role.


Special Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Able to draw insights from different sets of data and quickly understand why issues are happening.
  • Solves problems quickly by identifying the right causes.
  • Encourages others to see the opportunities ahead with changing circumstances even when the details have not been finalized.
  • Leads team meetings on a need basis and effectively communicates with cross-functional teams for results.
  • Understands and uses digital tools of communication as needed.
  • Speaks up in meetings, raises concerns, and shares information with team.
  • Remains calm in challenging and uncertain times by maintaining a focus on the end goals and solving problems.
  • Defuses any unforeseen developments and problems with ease. Maintains focus on goals.
  • Drives engagement and ownership for group to deliver ambitious results and solutions.
  • Applies scientific principles and concepts in the development and/or review of clinical study protocols.
  • Proposes/utilizes appropriate technologies and approaches for the successful conduct of clinical studies in line with research objectives and compliance requirements.
  • Identifies endpoints (primary & secondary) to measure outcomes and provides ongoing technical guidance.


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; kneel, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  • An essential function of the job is to be able to comply with all applicable federal, state and local safety and health regulations that would apply to this job.
  • The employee must move about the work space to access work surface and shelves, cabinets, drawers, and equipment that are at, below or above the work surface.
  • Nothing in this job description limits management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time as business needs dictate. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.





In recognition of certain U.S. state and municipal pay transparency laws, St. Jude is including a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This is an estimate offered in good faith and a specific salary offer takes into account factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the salary range and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current salary range is $86,320 - $154,960 per year for the role of Clinical Research Scientist.


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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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.


St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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