• Director of Center for Modeling Pediatric Diseases

    Job ID
    39378
    Department
    Center for Modeling Pediatric Disease
    Category
    Research
    Job Location
    US-TN-Memphis
  • Overview

    At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, we provide state-of-the-art technologies, extraordinary support and a collaborative, bench-to-bedside environment. The Director for the Center for Modeling Pediatric Diseases (CMPD) will partner with research programs institution-wide on modeling cancer using patient derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). In this new role, you will establish the infrastructure and workflow to generate and differentiate iPSCs in pediatric cancer, neurological or non-malignant blood diseases. You will be responsible for recruiting a team, developing standard operating procedures (SOPs), and working with faculty on consultation and project coordination. The Center will obtain patient consents, maintain quality control and be a repository of iPSCs. You will also work closely with the Center for Advanced Genome Engineering (CAGE) to genetically modify iPSCs and embryonic stem cell lines to complement the patient derived lines and distribute cell lines to collaborating departments at St. Jude. This is an exciting role, allowing you to build out this new group in our highly collaborative, mission-driven environment. Take the first step to join our team by applying now.

    Minimum Education

    • Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and postdoctoral training.

    Minimum Experience

    • Five years of related experience.
    • Experience in reprogramming primary patient cells using viral and other methods is required.
    • Experience in differentiating human stem cells is preferred.
    • Management experience is preferred.

    EEO Statement

    St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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