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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Overview

Memphis, TN
1001 to 5000 employees
1962
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care
$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

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  • Our Doctors have passion for the needs and riGhts of our patients and their families. Dr. Brennan and Dr. Wilson exemplify this as they head to Washington, D.C. this week to #SpeakNowforKids

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    Dr Brennan & Dr Wilson are representing St Jude and #childhoodcancer this week at the #SpeakNowforKids Family Advocacy Day. @hospitals4kids

  • We are honored to announce that St. Jude has been named the No. 1 children's hospital in the U.S. for pediatric cancer treatment by U.S News & World Report. Check out our over 100 open positions right now and join us as we soar!

    U.S. News & World Report Ranks St. Jude as No. 1 Pediatric Cancer Hospital

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is ranked as the No. 1 pediatric cancer hospital on U.S. News & World Report's 28 th Annual "Best Hospitals" list. The publication compared nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. "We are honored to know that U.S.

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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.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Awards & Accolades

100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune (2015)

20 Best Workplaces in Health Care, Fortune (2015)

50 Best Workplaces for Diversity, Fortune (2015)

Magnet Recognition, American Nurses Credentialing Center (2015)

Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award (2014)

 


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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    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

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    Best benefit I could imagine.

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    Memphis is not a good place for raising kids.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, TN).

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    The interview process followed a typical pattern for other faculty positions I have applied for (initial application --> phone interview --> on-site interview). The notable exception to this was that the on-site interview consisted of two different visits for two days each. This was more thorough than other institutions and afforded the time to meet with not just everyone in the department of the open position, but also faculty members in other departments. St. Jude places an emphasis on collaborative research, so this added interaction outside of the department is valuable in establishing relationships prior to starting a faculty appointment as well as getting a better handle on institutional culture. During the first on-site interview I gave a standard 'job talk' on my current research and followed it up on the second on-site interview with a 'chalk talk' focused on my proposed research at St. Jude. While the latter talk was an intimidating process, I didn't encounter any hostile questions or personalities, and I found that the faculty in attendance were genuinely interested in the proposed research and learning more about the material. In the end it was about 4-5 months from when I submitted my application to when I completed my final on-site interview and was extended an official offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Most questions were standard interview questions focused on understanding your personality and fit or getting a better idea on what your research is/will be moving forward.   Answer Question
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2016
  • 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare, Becker’s Hospital Review, 2016
  • Best Workplaces in Health Care, Fortune, 2016
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune, 2015
  • 20 Best Places to Work in Health Care, Fortune, 2015
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