Clinical Research Associate III: Radiation Oncology

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Radiation Oncology
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There’s a reason St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is consistently ranked on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work For” list. At our world-class pediatric research hospital, every one of our professionals share our commitment to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. There’s a unique bond when you’re part of a team that gives their all to advance the treatments and cures of pediatric catastrophic diseases. The result is a collaborative, positive environment where everyone, regardless of their role, receives the resources, support and encouragement to advance and grow their careers. 


About the position

Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience in clinical biomedical and/or behavioral research.


The Clinical Research Associate II operates under general supervision and performs activities consistent with those of a Study Coordinator role, namely maintenance of protocol portfolio(s), informed consent(s) and preparation/submission of complex study documents. This position also performs data abstraction, collection, and entry to support clinical research and prepares submission for all reportable events. The selected candidate develops, maintains, and/or monitors case report forms and ensures compliance with prescribed interventions and evaluations of the assigned protocol(s). Provision of data to the collaborating research organization or study sponsor and preparation of complex data reports as well as serving as a mentor and preceptor to staff are also key responsibilities.


About the Department of Radiation Oncology

Known for setting standards in technical delivery of radiotherapy and clinical trials, the Department of Radiation Oncology is a full-service department dedicated to clinical research and treatment of 300 children, adolescents, and young adults each year. With the mission of providing expert and compassionate clinical care, the department is the largest group of experts devoted to pediatric radiation oncology who collectively treat more children than any other cancer center or hospital in the country. The department includes:

  •  Multidisciplinary team: Pediatric radiation oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners as well as supportive research teams (anesthesia, sedation,  social work and child life specialists to name a few).
  •  World-class resources: This includes the first worldwide installation of detector-based spectral CT and digital PET/CT in a Radiation Oncology Department, state-of-the-art 1.5T and 3T MR scanners (radiotherapy simulators), a dedicated PET/CT and the world’s first proton therapy center with pencil beam scanning technology designated solely for the treatment of pediatric cancer.
  •  State-of-art facility: The department has 20,000 square feet of clinical space that includes a clinic, treatment planning, therapy, anesthesia and sedation support. There are two linear accelerator systems with image-guidance, a HDR/fluoroscopy suite, and spectral CT and 1.5T MR systems dedicated to treatment planning. The adjacent 25,000 square feet St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center includes two gantry rooms and a fixed beam room; each equipped with high-precision patient positioning, volumetric image-guidance systems, and dedicated scanning nozzles.

About Memphis

This position is based in Memphis, TN; relocation assistance is available. Memphis is a family-friendly metropolitan area that more than a million residents call home. Memphis is recognized for its world-class music, food and hospitality. Cost of living is one of our 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. Why live anywhere else?



Minimum Education

  • Bachelor's degree in a related biomedical/behavioral field required. Master's degree preferred.

Minimum Experience

  • Four (4) years of direct experience in clinical biomedical and/or behavioral research required.

Required Credentials

  • None.

Other Credentials

  • (LC:SOCRA or ACRP) Certification in clinical research from the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) or the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) must be obtained within three (3) years of assuming position.

What We Offer

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Other Information

COVID-19 vaccine:


As of September 10, 2021, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment.


EEO Statement:  St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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