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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital – Why Work For Us?


Finding cures, preventing illness, saving lives, providing hope and healing – they’re all par for the course at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Internationally recognized for pioneering research and treatment for children with cancer and other catastrophic illnesses, St. Jude is ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in the nation. We strive daily to recruit and retain the best healthcare professionals to continually enhance our established culture of excellence. St. Jude is number one on the list of places top students and young professionals want to work (NSHSS ScholarMillennial Career Survey) and one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by Fortune magazine. Our environment of caring, learning, innovation and teamwork leaves our employees feeling good about what they do and the impact that they make.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is proud to be recognized as one of the best places to work in the nation. As a premier center for research and treatment of childhood catastrophic diseases, we employ a diverse team of scientific and healthcare professionals dedicated to the promise of hope. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more have benefited from our research. We’ve been recognized for four consecutive years as one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Our employees agree with that assessment, consistently saying that the pride they feel in helping fulfill the St. Jude mission of finding cures and saving children is highly motivating. Career areas include nursing, basic and clinical research, allied health, information sciences and administration. We invite you to explore some of the many roles we offer at our beautiful campus in Memphis.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is ranked as one of the top 10 “Best Places to Work in Academia” since 2005 by The Scientist magazine and is recognized as one of the premier centers for groundbreaking pediatric research. Efforts are directed at understanding the molecular, genetic and chemical bases of catastrophic diseases in children; identifying cures for such diseases; and promoting their prevention. Research staff positions at our state-of-the-art core facilities are available to individuals with bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees and offer continuing growth opportunities through our Technical and clinical research career ladders.

At St. Jude, world-renowned scientists and clinical investigators share their knowledge to translate research results into novel approaches for clinical treatments. We offer sophisticated centralized resources and well-equipped facilities, including the Hartwell Center for Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, the Good Manufacturing Practice facility and numerous basic science labs. Research positions are available at all levels in our academic departments. Areas include our brain tumor program, cancer control, chemical biology, epidemiology, genetics, hematology-oncology, immunology, neurobiology, pharmaceutical sciences, structural biology, transitional trials and tumor cell biology.

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    The most rewarding place I have worked in my 30 year employment history with 6 different employers

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    The mission of the organization, the wornderful benefits but most importantly, the appreciation I feel daily from the top management, patients and my colleagues, make this the most amazing and rewarding place I have ever worked. There are many training and advancement opportunities for those who want to keep their skills sharp or obtain more credentials.


    Some employees who have never worked elsewhere, take for granted so many of the benefits and positive aspects of working here. I have been here for 7 years and still feel so grateful to be a part of this institution.

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    Continue your interest in making employees feel appreciated and in giving us what we need to do our jobs well. Rock on!

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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    Behavioral interview! Be ready to talk about past work experiences. You can't fake your way through this one.

    I had one phone interview and then two panel interviews with 3-4 people in each. I then completed couple skills tests. The onsite interview lasted 2-3 hours and the phone interview was roughly 30 minutes.

    The hiring process was real smooth. I completed background and drug screens as a part of the process.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2011
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2013
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2014
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2012
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Additional Info

Headquarters Memphis, TN
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1962
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Health Care
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital studies and treats catastrophic diseases in children, especially pediatric cancers. The hospital, which only has about 80 beds, annually treats more than 5,900 children, most of whom are treated on an outpatient basis as part of its research efforts into finding cures and more effective treatments. The hospital not only helps children with... More

Mission: The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment... More

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