A Lead Researcher position is currently available in the Department of Developmental Neurobiology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, in the laboratory of Dr. Xinwei Cao. The Cao lab studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate the development of the vertebrate nervous system, with a special focus on neural stem/progenitor cells. We are also interested in the molecular mechanisms and biological relevance of a phenomenon called “hypertranscription”. We use genetically engineered animal models as well as in vitro models and employ an integrated set of molecular, cellular, biochemical, imaging, and computational techniques. We seek accomplished and self-motivated scientists with strong background in developmental biology, cell biology, or gene regulation and extensive experience in biochemical or molecular techniques.
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.
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.
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