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Culture and Careers

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today’s conversation on PULSE, the St. Jude Medical blog.

A Culture of Opportunity

What happens when a company invests in its employees, providing the tools they need to reach their full potential? We believe it fosters a culture of innovation—a place where individuals create cost-effective solutions that save and improve lives, a place that develops the next leaders of our industry.

We value every employee because we recognize the unique strengths everyone brings to our organization. We foster a culture of career growth and provide opportunities for employees with a variety of interests—from administration and IT to sales and marketing to engineering and manufacturing.

Training and continuing education

We encourage our employees to think big—both in their daily tasks and in their career aspirations. It is part of who we are and reflects what we value: passion, perspective, character and imagination. When our employees challenge themselves to meet or exceed their career goals, they live these values. 

We encourage continual learning through on-the-job experiences, stretch assignments, coaching and mentoring relationships, and online and classroom training programs with an emphasis on leadership development. We also support our employees’ development of technical skills through internal and external training programs. 

But we do not stop there. We provide educational assistance toward approved career, business or industry-related education or training. This may be a specific course or seminar, or it may be classes to earn a degree.

Global opportunities

Love to travel? With operations on four continents, we can offer select employees the chance to explore the world and embrace new cultures while doing their jobs. Whether engaging virtually with diverse team members from across the globe or attending international meetings and conferences, there are many opportunities to expand your cultural horizons.

Careers across the spectrum

We look for people who strive to be the best at what they do, no matter their expertise. And they must exhibit the values that drive what we do: passion, perspective, character and imagination. Here is a sampling of career types we offer:

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Clinical research

As we seek to transform the treatment of expensive epidemic diseases, clinical research professionals play a key role. Project managers, monitors, specialists, research associates and other clinical research professionals strive to demonstrate the impact of our therapies on patient outcomes in critical clinical studies and related activities. Through their work, they make significant contributions to the advancement of medical technology. 

Engineering and manufacturing

Our engineering and manufacturing teams play vital roles in the design, development and manufacturing of products that save and improve lives. Passionate about our mission, they work tirelessly to better meet patient needs and advance the treatment of expensive epidemic diseases. They contribute in many different areas of the company, including product development, applied research, quality, product testing, process improvement and manufacturing. 

Quality and compliance

Our patients and customers rely on us to provide superior products, and we pursue continuous improvement in all aspects of our business. Our quality and compliance roles span the entire product lifecycle, including design, development, manufacturing, sterilization, labeling, packaging, distribution and promotion. 

Regulatory affairs

Working in a highly regulated industry, we rely on regulatory affairs professionals to ensure that we meet all global requirements wherever our products are used. These employees develop regulatory strategies for our new technologies and advanced products. Their critical responsibilities include filing regulatory submissions and ensuring regulatory compliance across the product lifecycle. 

Operations, administration and IT

From publicizing our latest innovations to balancing the books to keeping our networks humming, our operations, administration and IT professionals make certain our business runs smoothly. We seek talented individuals with all levels of skill to solve complex business problems, generate ideas and tell our story. 

Marketing and sales

Our marketing and sales teams understand the challenges in today’s health care environment. They work with our customers to deliver solutions that reduce costs and effectively manage complex patient populations.