Director of Neuropsychology Research Operations

Job ID
Epidemiology & Cancer Control
Clinical Trials
Job Location


Why St. Jude?
Precision therapies. Better vaccines. Healthier, happier survivors.
We dream big, and build our research programs to match. 
The engine of discovery at St. Jude is powered by some of the most reputable minds in science and medicine, equipped with world-class resources and driven by the shared mission of advancing cures.
We understand that fundamental science builds the foundation for clinical impact. 
We are committed to supporting hypothesis-driven and exploratory research that asks daring questions to drive innovation.
To support this pursuit, we need a Director of Neuropsychology Research Operations to lead our team.
For more on what's happening in neuropsychology and at St. Jude, please watch this lecture by our very own Kevin Krull, PhD, Faculty Member in Epidemiology & Cancer Control.


Under the supervision of a senior faculty member, the director of neuropsychology research operations works collaboratively as part of multidisciplinary healthcare and research teams across the institution. 

  • Utilizes unique, advanced, clinical research and supervisory skills to achieve the highest research goals.
  • Directs and supervises neuropsychology research operations.
  • Coordinates and oversees neuropsychological testing and data collection by trainees (e.g., graduate students, interns, postdoctoral fellows), CRAs, and masters' level Neuropsychology Research Associates with pediatric and adult participants.
  • Implements and executes clinical research protocols; --collects, documents, and analyzes data; collaborates in the development and conduct of research initiatives; and oversees the neuropsychology training of students and new staff.
  • Works with Principal Investigators to develop grants, research initiatives and publications as well as to establish policies and procedures to ensure high-quality research.
  • Develops and implements Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Oversees activities of the research team in order to develop and implement research procedures and publish research results.
  • Conducts independent research.
  • Manages neuropsychology research operations for multidisciplinary research studies.
  • Ensures neuropsychology research operations are aligned with departmental and institutional strategic goals.

Minimum Education

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology or related discipline from an APA- or CPA-accredited program.
  • Two (2) years of postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology

Minimum Experience

  • Five (5) years of related work in clinical or behavioral research, which must include conducting and/or coordinating research in either industry or an academic setting.
  • Two (2) years of related supervisory/managerial experience is required.
  • Experience in a medical setting with both pediatric and adult populations strongly preferred.

Required Credentials

  • Licensed in the State of Tennessee as a Psychologist with Health Service Provider designation required. (Certification tracked by Medical Staff Office).

Other Credentials


What We Offer

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