Job: internet software developer, St. Jude

CONTRACT POSITION – Internet Software Developer International Outreach Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

A contract position is available to develop new features for the Cure4Kids and POND4Kids web sites. Your software will have worldwide impact! is a professional medical education web site developed by the International Outreach Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Cure4Kids has hundreds of online seminars, a digital library, web conferencing, and group collaboration workspaces. Cure4Kids also has developed Oncopedia, for online interactive case discussions. Cure4Kids is used by 29,000 users in 178 countries for education and collaboration.

The Pediatric Oncology Networked Database (POND4Kids) is an online, multilingual database for pediatric hematology/oncology patients. Its purpose is to improve the care of pediatric oncology patients in countries with limited resources by the exchange of information and experience between oncologists in diverse geographic regions who practice in a similar medical environment. Over 50 countries are currently using POND4Kids to analysis and global collaborations.

Contract Programmer Duties

• Able to design, implement, and document programs written in PHP and MySQL in a Linux environment. • Able to design, implement, and document databases in MySQL.
• Able to design complex SQL queries and optimize performance of existing queries.

Major Skills and Abilities
• Advanced knowledge of computer programming in PHP, MySQL, CSS, XML, JavaScript
• Advanced knowledge of the Linux and Windows operating systems, personal computer hardware and Internet email and file transfer, and Web server systems. • Ability to debug and test computer programs (unit and system test). • Strong ability with object oriented programming and associated methodologies. • Must have a degree or be enrolled in Computer Science or Engineering program. • Minimum of three years of programming experience.
Additional useful skills include HL7, HIPAA, HTML5, PEAR, Zend.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tennessee, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. The mission of International Outreach is to improve the survival rates of children with catastrophic diseases worldwide, through the transfer of knowledge, technology, and organizational skills. For more information please visit

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