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Vector Production Specialist

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Memphis, Tennessee
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Vector Production Specialist

Memphis, TN

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is a premier center for research and treatment of potentially fatal childhood diseases, including cancer and certain blood, genetic, and immunodeficiency disorders. The hospital's mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude is dedicated to providing unsurpassed patient care and to advancing the health of children through biomedical research.

Currently, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has an opening for a Vector Production Specialist (Job Number 30438).

The Vector and Development Production Facility is devoted to assisting researchers in the production of viral vector preparations for use in research experiments in their laboratories. The Vector Specialist applies theoretical knowledge and practical skills to perform all procedures necessary to construct and produce novel gene therapy vectors, test their functionality under direct supervision, and conduct specific projects as well as data collection and analysis.


  • Bachelor's degree in a laboratory intensive field plus three (3) years of experience in a research laboratory that includes specific experience constructing new recombinant DNA molecules, extensive use of restriction analysis, gel electrophoresis, and/or PCR is required.
  • Master's degree in a laboratory intensive field is preferred. Course work must include both biochemistry and chemistry laboratories.

    St. Jude offers a positive working culture, professional advancement, & competitive compensation. Qualified applicants may apply for this position or others via our online process at

    St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.

    Candidates receiving offers of employment will be subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases, St. Jude is ranked among the best pediatric cancer hospitals in the nation.

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