Scientist/Lead Researcher in Neurobiology

Memphis, TN

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Scientist/Lead Researcher in Neurobiology

Dr. Xinwei Cao is seeking a Scientist/Lead Researcher for her lab in the Department of Developmental Neurobiology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The Cao lab studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate the development of the vertebrate nervous system, with a special focus on the fundamental mechanisms governing the properties and functions of neural stem/progenitor cells. The Cao lab also investigates the molecular mechanisms and biological relevance of hypertranscription, a poorly understood phenomenon that involves a coordinated increase in the expression of the majority of the transcriptome. 

As one of the premier pediatric diseases research institutes in the world, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital provides exceptional resources and a supportive environment for career development.

Competitive candidates should have a strong background in developmental biology and molecular biology and experience in molecular, cellular, biochemical, imaging, and/or computational techniques. Recent publication in relevant journals is required.

Perform rigorous and innovative research using genetically-engineered animal models and relevant in vitro models. 

Apply to be a part of the mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment

Bachelor's degree in relevant scientific area is required

Ph.D. Preferred

Scientist

  • Seven (7) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Bachelor's degree.
  • Five (5) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Master's degree.
  • Three (3) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Ph.D.
  • First-author publication in relevant journals

Lead Researcher

  • Five (5) years of relevant, post-degree work experience is required with a Bachelor's degree.
  • Two (2) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Master's degree.
  • No experience is required with a Ph.D degree.
  • First-author publication in relevant journals

Salary is highly competitive (comparable to industry) and employee benefits are outstanding. Relocation assistance is available. Working at St. Jude provides the opportunity to make a tangible difference to pediatric cancer patient care and survival and St. Jude has been consistently ranked in Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work” list and is exceptionally positively reviewed on GlassDoor.

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