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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Overview

Memphis, TN
1001 to 5000 employees
1962
Nonprofit Organization
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Founded in 1962, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a pediatric research institution. Our mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny ... Read 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. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#9)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#5)

Company Updates

  • Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month! Click the link below to read about what motivates and inspires just a few of our Hispanic staff members who are working to make a difference in the lives of children around the world.

    Celebrating 2018 National Hispanic Heritage Month

    To mark National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15), St. Jude is spotlighting the contributions of some of our Hispanic staff who work for St. Jude Global and the Department of Global Pediatric Medicine. Here, a few of them share what inspires their mission of improving the survival rates of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases worldwide.

  • October is Childhood Cancer Awareness month! In honor of this our scientists got the chance to interact with and teach St. Jude patients the basics of scientific discovery and how they contribute to finding cures. Click the "Jobs" link above to view our current openings to see how you can lend your skills and be part of the life-saving work we do.

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


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

At St. Jude, we strive to recruit and retain the most driven and talented professionals in our field, and encourage them to stop at nothing when it comes to saving the lives of the children we serve. We are among the top pediatric cancer hospitals in the country, and are recognized internationally for our pioneering research and treatment for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Our employees feel a strong connection to the mission and the pride they have in being a part of finding cures and saving children --  in fact, they consistently rank it as a top benefit of working here. St. Jude has been recognized for six consecutive years by Fortune magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

 

About 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.


Careers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude is a world-renowned institution that requires a superior, diverse and well-trained group of clinicians, researchers, postdoctoral fellows, administrators and information technology specialists. We have career opportunities for a wide range of positions to support the hospital’s biomedical research and clinical activities. In addition, postdoctoral fellowships are available in a variety of specialized programs. 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.  

Research

At St. Jude, world-renowned scientists and clinical investigators share their knowledge to translate research results into novel approaches for clinical treatments. 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 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.

We offer sophisticated centralized resources and well-equipped facilities 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.

Diversity

St. Jude is dedicated to the promise of hope, and we recognize that our diversity is our strength. We employ 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.

St. Jude has been recognized for six consecutive years on the Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. In 2015, the hospital was named to the Fortune “50 Best Workplaces for Diversity” list. Our employees put us on those lists, telling us they are consistently motivated and inspired by the pride they feel from finding cures and saving children. Career areas are abundant and include nursing, basic research, clinical research, allied health, information sciences and administration, among others. We invite you to explore the many opportunities offered at our campus.


Military - A Career Home for the World's Most Dedicated

St. Jude appreciates our employees who serve in the military, for their contributions to the St. Jude mission and to our country. Our Military Support Resource Group hosts events for veterans, active-duty military personnel, reservists and those who have immediate family members in the military. The hospital created a Military Tribute Wall, which recognizes employees who are current service members or veterans. St. Jude also recruits veterans, guardsmen and reservists for employment through hiring events and the Department of Defense’s Hero2Hired program.

In 2014, St. Jude was named one of 15 recipients of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve of the Department of Defense. The award is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to employers for their exceptional support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.


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    Global leadership as one of the world's premier pediatric cancer research centers, whose mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.
    Cutting-edge research in understanding the molecular, genetic and chemical bases of catastrophic diseases in children; identifying cures for such diseases; and promoting their prevention.
    Outstanding clinical research studies in gene therapy, bone marrow transplantation, chemotherapy, biochemistry of normal and cancerous cells, radiation treatment, blood diseases, resistance to therapy, viruses, hereditary diseases, influenza, pediatric AIDS, psychological effects of catastrophic illnesses, and the long-term outcomes of its patients.
    Top leadership, world-renowned scientists, physicians and support staff. Excellent continuing education career advancement opportunities. An environment that promotes the health, well-being and work-life balance of employees, recognizes and supports exceptional performance.
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is growing at the speed of scientific discovery and advancement. There are and will be many opportunities for those with a passion for excellence and an inner drive to work hard to help fulfill the mission to globally "Find cures and save lives".

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    After almost a decade, I can say that it is still an honor and a privilege to serve in this organization, and am truly humbled and amazed every day at the work that goes on here.

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    Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Keep doing what you are doing!

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    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, TN) in September 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process consisted of 4 phases: 1.) phone interview with recruiter 2.) phone interview with hiring manager 3.) in person interview with hiring manager and the work team 4.) in person interview with area Executive Leader. During the initial phone interview with the recruiter the process was explained and said process was executed in a timely manner. Every person I came in contact with along the process was helpful, encouraging and professional. This interview process was a very positive experience!!!! I would recommend this company to friend!!

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    • Tell me about a time that you were leading a project that you had major stakeholders that were not in support of the project...tell me how you handled it and the outcome   1 Answer
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Awards & Accolades

  • 30 Best Workplaces in Health Care, Fortune Magazine, 2017
  • Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2018, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2018
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2018
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune, 2018
  • Top CEOs 2018 by Glassdoor, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2018
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