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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Epidemiology & Cancer Control

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Postdoc salary starting at 55,339 per year + benefits

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Dr. Zhaoming Wang, a joint faculty member between St. Jude Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control and the Department of Computational Biology, is seeking highly motivated and creative candidates for a fully supported postdoctoral fellow position to conduct high impact clinical research primarily in genetic epidemiology of cancers (childhood and subsequent adulthood cancers), biomarker discovery for treatment- and/or aging-related late effects of survivors of childhood cancer, and omics-based precision preventive medicine.


You will have the opportunity to work with large-scale whole-genome sequencing, whole-exome sequencing, epigenetic profile, and RNA sequencing data for a well-established cohort of childhood cancer survivors with clinically assessed rich set of phenotypes including subsequent neoplasms.


In this position, you will gain extensive experience and training in genetic and molecular epidemiology, as well as programming skills and analytic expertise in computational biology. You will be provided with opportunities to work within a multi-disciplinary research environment and interact with leaders in the fields of pediatric cancer, genetics, epigenetics, functional genomics, and survivorship research. The training position is supported by a V-Foundation grant for conducting social epigenomics studies in adult survivors of childhood cancer.

Minimum Education

Successful applicants will have a strong publication record, excellent communication skills, and a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in genetics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, or a related area. To succeed in this position, you are expected to have a strong genetics or epidemiology background, with an emphasis on quantitative and programming skills in R, Python, or other computer programming languages. Applicants with research experiences in human genetics/epigenetics, cancer genomics, or cancer epidemiology, with hands-on experience in next-generation sequencing or high-throughput array data analysis, are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

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About St. Jude

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the world's premier research and treatment centers for pediatric cancer and catastrophic childhood diseases. Scientists and clinicians work together daily to translate laboratory discoveries into clinical trials and new therapies for patients. The environment at St. Jude is highly interactive, with opportunities to collaborate with investigators across the campus. All investigators have access to state-of-the-art core facilities, including proteomics, gene-editing, bioinformatics, imaging, protein production, molecular synthesis, and high throughput small molecule screening.

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St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Jude does not discriminate based on race, national origin, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran’s status, or disabled veteran’s status with respect to employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment. St. Jude engages in affirmative action to increase employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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