Director Spatial Transcriptomics

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Spatial Transcriptomics Core
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During the past five decades, St. Jude has made remarkable progress toward curing childhood cancer and other life-threating diseases. At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, we know what can be achieved when the brightest scientific minds face the fewest barriers. That’s why we provide world-class facilities, state-of-the-art technologies, extraordinary support and a collaborative, bench-to-bedside environment where you can see, firsthand, how your science translates into survival for the children we serve. St. Jude Children Research Hospital ensures that scientific progress is never halted from a lack of resources. We are building on that success with a comprehensive strategy to expand our mission, including our reach around the world. 


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is launching a major new strategic initiative in spatial transcriptomics to support basic scientific and translational research.  At the foundation of this initiative is the establishment of a new spatial transcriptomics shared resource that will be home to some of the most cutting edge technologies in the field. State-of-the art ancillary equipment supporting all platforms and an energetic, talented, multi-disciplinary team to staff the facility synergize together to support the research endeavors of the faculty at St. Jude.


The Director of the Spatial Transcriptomics Shared Resource will take the lead in hiring and training their staff, identifying technologies to introduce to the facility and designing the research space. Once the new facility has been opened, the Director will become deeply involved in a wide array of basic science and translational research projects, enabling world-renowned investigators to answer their scientific questions.  The successful applicant will be responsible for managing the Spatial Transcriptomics Shared Resource and collaborating with faculty and staff on exciting and innovative research projects. Daily responsibilities include managing the accurate and efficient performance of facility staff, including quality control, and instrument maintenance. In addition to the management responsibilities, you are expected to play an integral role in the day to day operations of the laboratory, consulting with researchers to formulate optimal workflows covering acquisition in line with data processing, and data analysis. The Director also designs one-on-one training or education sessions to guide best practices and support productive collaborations across the institution. You will oversee all work performed, and you are expected to maintain extensive knowledge and expertise in current and emerging spatial transcriptomics techniques and the associated protocols. This is a dynamic laboratory environment where you will work with researchers involved in innovative basic and translational research for the fulfillment of our mission: Finding Cures. Saving Children.



Minimum Education

  • Bachelor's degree is required

Minimum Experience

  • Ten (10) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required
  • Eight (8) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Master's degree
  • Six (6) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a PHD
  • Management experience is required

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