Faculty Positions - Center for Experimental Neurotherapeutics

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Austin, TX

About the Job

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has established an expansive and multicomponent new Translational Neuroscience Initiative, directed by Dr. J. Paul Taylor, whose mission is to understand and treat catastrophic childhood neurological disease. This new program integrates basic and clinical neuroscience and includes strategic partnerships with industry and foundations to achieve this goal. A key component of this enterprise is the Center for Experimental Neurotherapeutics (CENT), directed by Dr. Richard Finkel.


The CENT is recruiting two academic clinician scientists. Our recently developed clinical program is rapidly growing into additional promising areas of translational neuroscience, especially neurometabolic disorders and the ataxias. Candidates with expertise in other areas of Neurology with high unmet need will also be considered. Substantial resources are available to build a successful program. These positions will be largely research focused, with some relevant clinic time expected. There is no inpatient Neurology attending requirement.


Candidates should have the following: an MD or equivalent degree, with the ability to practice medicine in the state of Tennessee; current certification in Neurology by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry or the equivalent; and proven productivity as a principal investigator in early and mid-phase clinical trials. Having experience with antisense oligonucleotides and AAV-mediated gene therapy would be an advantage.

 

Faculty appointment will be commensurate with demonstrated clinical trial experience, publication productivity, participation in academic activities nationally and internationally, and leadership skills.


The essential duties of this position include:
1. Build a team and establish a clinical trial program in your area of expertise;
2. Establish and direct a regional center of excellence clinic for the longitudinal assessment of patients with your targeted diseases;
3. Develop strategic partnerships;
4. Participate in general activities of the CENT.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a private, not-for-profit institute that is internationally recognized for its dedication to performing cutting edge research and providing state of the art clinical services, with the goal to improve the outcome for children with catastrophic diseases.


We value diversity among our faculty, are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups and women.


St. Jude is located in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee, a vibrant and friendly city at the historic crossroads of music, trade, food, and culture. Forbes recently named Memphis as the 4th happiest city in which to work, and Money magazine listed Memphis as one of the least expensive cities in which to raise a child.


St. Jude is consistently highly ranked in the U. S. News Best Children’s Hospital’s for Pediatric Cancer and in Fortune magazine’s list of 100 best places to work.

How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit a CV and brief statement of interest directly online.


Alternatively, application materials can be submitted via email to:
Richard S. Finkel, MD
Director, Center for Experimental Neurotherapeutics
Richard.finkel@stjude.org

 



Candidates should have the following: an MD or equivalent degree, with the ability to practice medicine in the state of Tennessee; current certification in Neurology by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry or the equivalent; and proven productivity as a principal investigator in early and mid-phase clinical trials. Having experience with antisense oligonucleotides and AAV-mediated gene therapy would be an advantage.






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