Postdoctoral Fellow – Cancer Signaling and Proteomics

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7078848

Posted: May 21, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute has an opening for a postdoctoral scholar in translational lung cancer research. The Haura lab pursues an interdisciplinary approach spanning proteomics, chemical biology, translational medicine, molecular biology, biochemistry, and bioinformatics to characterize systems level views of cancer signaling networks. Emphasis is given to integrating functional proteomics technologies, e.g. chemical and phosphoproteomics, to dissect the underlying mechanism of drug action and cancer biology. See

We are looking for a scientist with a cross-disciplinary skill set who is interested in working on projects related to protein complex annotation using proximity ligation assay (PLA) technology (Smith, Science Signaling, 2015; Smith, Clinical Cancer Research, 2017). The project will consist of clinical validation studies of existing EGFR and MET proximity assays using human lung cancer tissues. The candidate will define the incidence of EGFR PLA in lung cancer specimens from our institution and investigate the association of EGFR PLA with response to EGFR-directed therapies using multiple external cohorts, consisting of trial-associated lung cancer specimens.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD in cancer biology (or related discipline) and have extensive experience with immunohistochemistry, analytical microscopy, human subjects research and modern molecular biology techniques. A firm understanding of predictive biomarker strategies, intracellular signaling and basic statistical concepts will be highly beneficial. Candidates with experience in cancer pathology and/or tissue-based imaging will be given priority. The position requires the ability to operate in an independent manner with limited supervision and to lead collaborative efforts across multiple disciplines within Moffitt and external industry collaborators. Strong written and verbal communication skills will be required. Opportunities for travel to relevant conferences, grant writing and mentoring are available.

You will be eligible for Moffitt benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Retirement, Parental Leave and more. With a move to Tampa, you may be eligible for relocation allowance. Reason to relocate, aside from the sunshine, beaches and year-round outdoor recreation associated with the Gulf Coast of Florida, Tampa is a thriving metropolitan city with unique cultural attractions, low cost of living and a high quality of life. We strive for work/life balance.

If you have the vision, passion, and dedication to contribute to our mission,
then we have a place for you.

Interested candidates should send CV, cover letter describing research interests and 2-3 references to The generous recruitment package includes a competitive salary and relocation bonus (as per policy).

Equal Employment Opportunity
Moffitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or protected veteran or disabled status. Moffitt seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Mission To create a Moffitt culture of diversity and inclusion as we strive to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Vision Moffitt Cancer Center is recognized as the model wherein the diversity of our employees and communities is valued and supported as essential components to contributing to the prevention and cure of cancer. The cancer center is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the cancer center to prohibit unlawful discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to workforce members and applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, veteran’s status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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