St. Jude Children's Research Hospital leverages state of the art science innovations to find cures for pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Here, scientists and physicians work side-by-side to ensure unparalleled care for patients while tirelessly searching for cures.
How to Get Hired
We asked St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
St. Jude is looking for the best of the best--candidates who are top achievers in their fields with skillsets to rival their peers. We know someone will be a great fit for St. Jude, first and foremost, if they want to be here because of our mission and to have the chance to join a team that is leading the world in finding cures and means of prevention for pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Successful candidates are driven to conduct groundbreaking scientific research, provide world class patient care, or support those who do both. They exhibit determination to achieve highest levels of quality in all they do and they have compassion for children and their families who face challenges. Most importantly, they know exactly how they will contribute to the mission and are ready to tell us - and show us - on Day 1.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Candidates must meet or exceed the minimum requirements for jobs without exception. It is very important that a prospective employee fully complete the online application and be very specific about the types of experience and training they have had. They can ensure their application and CV/resume are error-free and professional in appearance. Applicants should ensure their history of education and experience clearly match or lead to obtaining the skills requierd for the job posting. We look for people who are just as passionate about their field of interest as they are about working for St. Jude. Although a cover letter is not required, a well-written one can be useful to illustrate this to our recruiters. If selected for an interview, they should arrive in professional attire and be prepared for behavioral interview questions.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
St. Jude is midway through our bold, six-year strategic plan which includes adding almost 1,000 new positions. We are focusing on hiring in nursing and allied health and expanding our hours of operation for our outpatient clinics. This includes a focus on leukemia, solid tumor, bone marrow transplant, brain tumor, cancer immunotherapy, hematology and infectious diseases. We will strengthen our basic laboratory research operations and increase recruitment for faculty and staff researchers and postdoctoral fellows with expertise in molecular and cell biology, computational biology, chemical biology, pharmaceutical sciences, RNA biology, epigenetics, cellular metabiomics, gene expression and other areas of biological research. Information technology, healthcare administration, research administration, grant and contract support, finance, human resources and other similar areas of administrative expertise are also sought. Those interested in Global Pediatric Medicine, particularly bilingual candidates, are also encouraged.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Visit our newly redesigned website www.stjude.org/jobs