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Staff Scientist

Company: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Location: Memphis
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Job Description:

OverviewThe Obeng Lab is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented, and creative Staff Scientist to join them as an integral part of the St. Jude research community. The focus of the Obeng Lab is myeloid malignancies. We are specifically interested in how acquired mutations in hematopoietic stem cells block mature blood cell differentiation and/or cause leukemic transformation. We are using a variety of in vivo and in vitro model systems to study the functional consequences of RNA splicing factor and epigenetic modifier mutations on stem cell function and to identify new targeted therapies for myeloid diseases. Successful applicants will respond well to a busy and dynamic lab environment and possess the skills to diligently manage both experiments and personnel within the laboratory. They will possess strong organizational and communication skills. This position requires expertise in molecular biology, cell culture, colony management, and next generation sequencing. The ideal candidate must be able to design and perform experiments with minimal supervision and be interested in learning and applying new techniques from the literature. A background in hematopoiesis research is a plus.

When you work at St. Jude you enjoy



  • Constant learning: From state-of-the-art resources and core facilities to world-class seminars and symposia, youll be given constant opportunities to expand your knowledge, learn new skills, and grow in your career.
  • Research that translates: Your work at St. Jude directly impacts patient care and advances discoveries to improve cancer treatment worldwide.
  • Stability and growth: Thanks to generous donors and supplemental grant support, our scientific progress is never halted and youll enjoy unmatched resources to do the science youve always dreamed of doing.


    Minimum Education




    • A Ph.D. in an appropriate scientific field is required


      Minimum Experience




      • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant and productive (combined) years postdoctoral research associate or five (5) years of combined academic experience at the postdoctoral level or above.


        EEO StatementSt. Jude is an Equal Opportunity EmployerNo Search Firms:St. Jude Children's Research Hospital does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. Please do not call or email. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee or other representative at St. Jude via email, the internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place and approved by HR will result in no fee being paid in the event the candidate is hired by St. Jude.

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