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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Overview

Memphis, TN
1001 to 5000 employees
1962
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$1 to $2 billion (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: 2020 (#62), 2019 (#13), 2018 (#9)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#5)

Company Updates

  • We're excited to once again be recognized as one of Glassdoor's Best Places to Work! Our employees work tirelessly to support our mission of Finding Cures. Saving Children. We are glad to be a company that supports, nurtures, and develops our employees while helping to keep them and their families happy and healthy.

  • Aseem Ansari, Ph.D., will join St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as chair of the Department of Chemical Biology and Therapeutics, and will hold the Robert J. Urich Endowed Chair in Chemical Biology and Therapeutics. Ansari is an internationally recognized scientist who has effectively blended rigorous training in chemistry with deep experience in experimental biology. St. Jude is excited to welcome Dr. Ansari and his team to St. Jude and Memphis.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital – Why Work With 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.

 

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Reviews

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    St. Jude provides a positive and diverse work environment that is dedicated to care for its employees. I love coming to work every day and seeing my coworkers provide exceptional service.

    Cons

    Due to the varied and complex needs of the patients treated at St. Jude, the work requires a high level of emotional intelligence. As a clinician working closely with patients and families, I have to make sure I am taking great care of myself as well as taking great care of patients and families.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Photos

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital photo of: St. Jude recognizes the journeys of our patients and families throughout September during Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness Month.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital photo of: A small sampling of our amazing employees who make a difference in the lives of children every day!
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, TN) in January 2015.

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    I applied online, but on the job board of a professional organization I belonged to. Not like CareerBuilder or indeed. I had a phone interview with HR, then with department staff, then in person. I received an offer and negotiated it up slightly and got money for relocation and a temporary place as well. Very friendly. HR was not that aware of the duties/position.

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    • I had to perform a written exercise. They also wanted to get to know me and if I liked Memphis.   Answer Question
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2019
  • Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2018, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2018
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune, 2018
  • Best Hospitals for Pediatric Cancer, US News & World Report, 2018
  • Top CEOs 2018 by Glassdoor, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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