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What to Look for When Searching for a Postdoc Position: A Perspective from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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 on a daily basis to translate laboratory discoveries into clinical trials and new therapies for patients.

St. Jude has openings for postdoctoral fellows in diverse basic and translational research areas including cancer biology, cell & developmental biology, chemistry, bioinformatics, global & public health, immunology, gene & cell therapy, infectious diseases, applied math, structural biology, neuroscience, and epidemiology.

Flyer for St Jude Postdoc talk on October 7 at 12 pmThe presentation by Dr. Linda Harris, Director of Postdoctoral Talent Acquisition, will give general information regarding what to look for when searching for a postdoc position, in addition to providing information specific to St. Jude. Whether you are close to graduating with your PhD, or early in your degree, it is never too soon to think about your next career step. Check out for more information

You may schedule a 30 minute one-on-one meeting with Dr. Harris on either October 7 or 8, 2:00-5:00 pm through She encourages you to take advantage of this informal interview. Should you decide to apply for a postdoc position at St. Jude, Dr. Harris will be able to provide her impression of you to the faculty.

This event is offered by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and coordinated through The Graduate School. Participants will receive a link to the Zoom session after registration. Questions? Please contact the professional development team at

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Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Professional Adaptability
  • Professionalism and Scholarly Integrity
  • Self Awareness
  • Careers Beyond Academia