St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas.
The hospital is an internationally recognized biomedical research center dedicated to finding cures for catastrophic diseases of childhood,
primarily pediatric cancers. The hospital's work is supported through funds raised by ALSAC. ALSAC covers all costs not covered by insurance
for medical treatment rendered at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Families without insurance are never asked to pay.
The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to find cures for children with catastrophic illnesses through research
Research efforts are directed at understanding the molecular, genetic and chemical bases of catastrophic diseases in children,
identifying cures for such diseases and promoting their prevention. Research is focused specifically on cancers, acquired and inherited immunodeficiencies
and genetic disorders.
The current basic and clinical research at St. Jude includes work in gene therapy, bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy,
the biochemistry of normal and cancerous cells, radiation treatment, blood diseases, resistance to therapy, viruses, hereditary diseases, influenza,
pediatric AIDS and psychological effects of catastrophic illnesses. St. Jude also conducts long-term biostatistical investigations on its
patients and is the only pediatric research hospital supported by a National Cancer Institute cancer center support grant.
St. Jude is in the midst of a five-year expansion that will bolster the hospital's research efforts and more than
double the size of the St. Jude campus. The $1 billion plan includes establishment of the Children's Infection Defense Center and expansion
of the hospital's International Outreach Program.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a world-renowned institution
that requires a superior, diverse and well-trained group of clinicians,
researchers, postdoctoral fellows, fund-raisers, administrators and
information technology specialists. St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital has career opportunities for a wide range of positions, to
support the institution's biomedical research and clinical activities.
In addition, postdoctoral fellowships are available in a variety of