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Postdoctoral Position

Clements Group

Department of Hematology St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


A fully funded postdoctoral position is available in the Clements group in the Department of Hematology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to study how the adult hematopoietic system is established during vertebrate embryonic development. We are interested in understanding how early precursors of the sympathetic nervous system interact with developing endothelial cells to establish the earliest hematopoietic stem cells. Our recent findings (Nature Cell Biology, 19:457-467, 2017) define the existence of this connection in zebrafish, and we are now working to extend these findings to mammalian systems and better understand key details. St Jude Children's Research Hospital offers an outstanding research environment, state-of-the-art scientific resources, and a robust community of talented, engaged, and collaborative investigators. We seek an intelligent, friendly, enthusiastic, committed, and capable individual to join our team.


We are particularly seeking an individual with experience in developmental hematopoiesis using mouse as a model system. The position offers an unusual opportunity to develop knowledge of and gain hands-on experience with parallel mouse and zebrafish investigation of comparative developmental hematopoiesis. In addition to a Ph.D., applicants should have a record of publication, and experience with molecular, biochemical, and cell biological techniques. This position will provide an opportunity for considerable independence and intellectual development.


The Clements lab is a friendly group with a keen interest in understanding blood ontogeny and its relationship to malignancy. We support work/life balance and believe that individual happiness is fundamental to scientific discovery and professional fulfillment. Memphis is a vibrant city in the mid-South, with a temperate climate, very active music scene, excellent restaurants, many family-friendly activities, and extremely affordable housing. St Jude Children's Research Hospital offers competitive salary, excellent benefits, and is an equal opportunity employer. Please send a cover letter describing research interests and accomplishments, CV, and the names and addresses of three references to

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