Faculty Position- Investigative Veterinary Pathologist, Department of Pathology – St. Jude Children's Research Hospital – Memphis, TN

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is seeking an Investigative Veterinary Pathologist for a faculty position in the Division of Comparative Pathology, Department of Pathology. The Division of Comparative Pathology is committed to delivering project-focused solutions to St. Jude scientific investigators by providing expertise in translational / comparative pathobiology, specialized histopathology, and quantitative pathology techniques. The selected candidate will interact with world-class scientists in several broad research areas, including oncology, immunology, neuroscience, and infectious disease. St. Jude comparative pathologists actively participate in the discovery and characterization of pathogenetic mechanisms involved in animal models of disease and in the pre-clinical development and safety assessment of novel therapeutic agents. The assigned academic rank of the faculty position will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the applicant. The search committee will begin considering applications immediately.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of the premier pediatric cancer hospitals in the United States and is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. It has a large faculty of clinical and basic investigators organized into traditional academic departments. Strong interdepartmental programs encompass research on pediatric solid tumors, hematological malignancies, developmental neurobiology and brain tumors, infectious diseases, molecular oncogenesis, and cell and gene therapy. Clinical and basic research activities are carried out in state-of-the-art facilities that provide an environment that fosters close collaborations between clinical and basic investigators.

The Division of Comparative Pathology manages the Comparative Pathology Core Laboratory (CPCL), which is one of many shared resources or core facilities established by St. Jude to support all research programs on campus. These shared resources are equipped with sophisticated instrumentation not readily available to individual laboratories and are staffed by experts that make cutting-edge technologies accessible and affordable to investigators. These shared resources play a significant role in accelerating clinical and basic research. The CPCL provides investigators with access to clinical pathology (hematology, clinical chemistry, serology, bacteriology, and molecular diagnostics) and anatomic pathology (collection, processing, staining, and evaluation of tissues). In addition, the CPCL provides advanced research pathology support services, such as immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization assay development, whole slide scanning and image analysis, laser capture microdissection, and tissue-based spatial technologies. Faculty in the Division of Comparative Pathology also collaborate with experts in other shared resource laboratories that provide St. Jude investigators with electron microscopy and cell and tissue imaging services.

QUALIFICATIONS: Expected qualifications include a DVM/VMD or equivalent degree and candidates must be Board certified in Anatomic Pathology by either the American or European College of Veterinary Pathologists. The selected candidate should possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and have demonstrated the ability to work effectively in teams. This position requires a dynamic individual with excellent technical, writing, and communication skills. Training and experience in comparative pathology and proficiency in applying digital pathology / image analysis tools are desirable skills. We are looking for a discovery-oriented research pathologist who is an effective communicator and enthusiastic collaborator, able to exercise independent judgment in recommending and implementing optimal approaches and methods in support of St. Jude investigators.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • The primary responsibility of this position will be to support collaborative research by completing histopathologic, immunohistochemical, in situ hybridization and morphometric evaluations on tissue samples from various preclinical research studies to support therapeutic areas including oncology, infectious disease, neuroscience, and immunology.
  • Advise investigators on best approaches for applying microscopy, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, in situ hybridization, and morphometry / image analysis (digital pathology) to elucidate disease mechanisms.
  • As an active collaborative scientist, provide expert advice to investigators by integrating information from different sources and across species to explain the pathophysiology of disease observed in animal models and the translational relevance of comparative pathology findings.
  • Development, troubleshooting and standardization of multiplex in situ hybridization (ISH) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) protocols for novel targets/biomarkers.
  • Contribute to the scientific literature by publishing research findings/case reports in peer-reviewed journals.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Applications should be submitted
directly on-line as a single pdf document and include a cover letter with a brief description of experience in the field of anatomic pathology, a detailed curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references from whom letters of reference may be solicited. This position will remain open, and applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Alternatively, the application materials above can be sent directly to:

Dr. Peter Vogel

Director, Division of Comparative Pathology

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

M/S 250
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105.
Email: Peter.Vogel@STJUDE.ORG
Expected qualifications include a
DVM/VMD or equivalent degree and candidates must be Board certified in Anatomic Pathology by either the American or European College of Veterinary Pathologists.

The selected candidate should possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and have demonstrated the ability to work effectively in teams. This position requires a dynamic individual with excellent technical, writing, and communication skills.

Training and experience in comparative pathology and proficiency in applying digital pathology / image analysis tools are desirable skills. We are looking for a discovery-oriented research pathologist who is an effective communicator and enthusiastic collaborator, able to exercise independent judgment in recommending and implementing optimal approaches and methods in support of St. Jude investigators.
St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer

No Search Firms:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. Please do not call or email. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee or other representative at St. Jude via email, the internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place and approved by HR will result in no fee being paid in the event the candidate is hired by St. Jude.

COVID-19 vaccine:

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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