Senior Researcher in Histology and Tissue Processing Core

Memphis, TN

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Senior Researcher in Histology and Tissue Processing Core

The Histology and Tissue Processing Core located in the Center for Pediatric Neurological Disease Research (CPNDR) is seeking support staff (at the Researcher/Senior Researcher level). This individual will provide institution-wide service in the Center Without Walls (CWW), a component of the St Jude Pediatric Translational Neuroscience Initiative (PTNI) which fosters collaborative neuroscience research across St. Jude.

The successful applicant will have experience with tissue processing and histology and general knowledge regarding animal physiology/neuroscience is an advantage.
Highly organized candidates with good communication skills are encouraged to apply.

They will assist the day-to-day operations of the core by managing a mouse colony, collecting and processing
murine tissue samples, tissue sectioning (paraffin or frozen) and immunohistochemistry for a wide variety
of neuroscience applications.

The individual will help support various CWW Investigator-driven histology projects.

Other duties include maintaining the efficient operation of equipment in the histology and tissue core. Oversight and specialized training of this individual will be by the Director of the CPNDR Histology and Tissue processing core.

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology or a relevant scientific area is required.


  • No additional experience is required.
  • Hands on experience is preferred.
  • Will also consider current students with an anticipated graduation date within 3 months of application. Verification of degree is required prior to start date.

Senior Researcher

  • Two (2) years of relevant, post-degree work experience is required.
  • No experience is required with a Master's degree.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of the world’s leading pediatric hospitals whose mission is to advances cures for catastrophic childhood diseases. Consistent with the vision of our founder, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or ability to pay.

St. Jude has been consistently named one of the best companies to work for by Fortune, GlassDoor, and others. St. Jude offers excellent benefits, great salary, help with relocation, and actively fosters professional development. As part of your role, you will have opportunities to attend and present at national and international meetings such as ASGCT, ASH, Keystone Genome Engineering, CSHL Genome Editing, and FASEB Genome Engineering.

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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. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.