Postdoctoral Research Associate - Oncology

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place

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We are excited to announce a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Lillian Guenther in the Division of Molecular Oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.  Dr. Guenther’s research specifically focuses on identification of novel therapeutic targets in osteosarcoma. Dr. Guenther’s research has utilized genome-scale CRISPR screening and other complementary large-scale chemical and genomic screening modalities in multiple types of pre-clinical models to uncover novel dependencies, or critical osteosarcoma-specific survival genes. Research in the Guenther laboratory is designed to discover how such critical osteosarcoma dependency genes enable cell growth, with an eye towards clinical translation. We are specifically interested in enrichment for DNA damage repair and replication stress-related targets in this disease, and how this biology may be optimally exploited to better treat patients.


Dr. Guenther is a passionate physician-scientist and has been a mentor to trainees of all levels. She is committed to training post-doctoral fellows in the development of scientific thinking and skills such as grant writing, manuscript writing, and effective presentation. Dr. Guenther will encourage the postdoctoral fellow to develop their own scientific ideas and hypotheses in a rigorous and supportive environment. Candidates will be expected to write manuscripts, contribute to grant applications, and apply for fellowship grants as eligible, and have exceptional writing and presentation skills. Dr. Guenther is dedicated to fostering an inclusive, diverse workspace that fosters equity while advancing pediatric cancer research.


The Division of Molecular Oncology and the top-notch core resources at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will allow the candidate access to the world-class expertise and technology necessary to perform high level science. The St. Jude Post-Doctoral Association provides extensive support to trainees in the institution including career advancement, scientific writing and speaking seminars, as well as community-building events. In addition, postdoctoral fellows at St. Jude receive a generous yearly Professional Development Allowance for travel to scientific meetings.

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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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