Post Doc Fellow - Cancer Epidemiology
Job posting number: #7055051 (Ref:26829)
Posted: January 2, 2019
Job DescriptionMoffitt Cancer Center is internationally recognized for our focus on personalized cancer care and translational research. The mission of Moffitt is clear, focused, and fully stated in nine words, "To contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer." With a tradition of excellence that began with the first patient admission in 1986, dedicated Moffitt physicians, scientists, and staff members have remained committed to excellence in an atmosphere characterized by kindness, caring, and hope.
· This position provides exciting opportunities in different "omics" integrative analysis of prostate cancer.
· Access to highly innovative research data, incorporating immunologic and genomic biomarkers.
· Opportunities to publish research findings in high impact journals and generate preliminary data for future grant applications.
· Experience working on an ongoing epidemiologic cohort study of prostate and bladder cancer, immune function and development of predictive biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets for drug discovery.
The Ideal Candidate:
· We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a PhD in molecular biology, immunology or biochemistry with demonstrated competence and publications in high-impact journals. Formal training in molecular epidemiology; expertise in oncology and immunology.
· Technical expertise in standard basic molecular and cellular techniques, including cell culture, transfections/transductions, siRNA, chromatin immunoprecipitation and animal studies are required.
· Experience in the biology of cancer, preferably prostate and/or steroid receptors (androgen receptor) is desirable, but not necessary.
· Experience writing manuscripts and publishing peer reviewed articles
· Experience preparing grant submissions
· Candidates must be enthusiastic and dedicated to science with excellent organizational skills and effective at working independently, while also collaborating and assisting the team in its collective research goals.
· Attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects is must. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
· Perform cell culture and molecular biology assays including western blotting, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, PCR and others.
· Candidate is expected to plan, conduct and document experiments independently and evaluate and interpret data with guidance.
· Candidate is also expected to develop scientific writing and presentation skills, including grant proposals, manuscript preparation and formal seminars.
· He/She will present research findings to the Moffitt scientific community and at the national scientific meetings.
Credentials and Qualifications:
PhD in molecular biology, immunology, or biochemistry
IIt is expected that the candidate will take part in the Cancer Epidemiology T32 Post-Doctoral Training Program in Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer Program. This NCI-supported interdisciplinary training program is designed to prepare fellows for careers as independent investigators engaged in cancer epidemiological research that incorporates biomarkers identified at the molecular, biochemical, or -omic level. The two year program combines a specialized curriculum (formal didactic training and one-on-one interactions with mentors) with research experience (participation in funded studies under the guidance of an experienced investigator).
Mentoring will be provided by a team of experienced faculty from a variety of disciplines, including cancer epidemiology, virology, immunology, cancer genetics, and quantitative sciences.
A background in immunology is preferred. Stipends and benefits are highly competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until our open positions for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years are filled. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Individuals on temporary visas are not eligible.
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and a drug free workplace