Postdoctoral Fellow – Cancer Biology and Signaling

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7079360 (Ref:hlj_31190)

Posted: June 3, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Our lab has a long-term interest in understanding the normal function of signal transduction pathways under normal and pathological conditions such as cancer. In particular, we are focused on the molecular basis of Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and on pathways regulated by small GTP-binding proteins from the Ras and Rac families and how these pathways crosstalk with pathways controlling cell fate and organ size control, such as the Hippo/YAP pathway. We employ a host of cutting-edge molecular and model-based approaches to studying these pathways. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is interested in working on these questions in a dynamic and vibrant environment.

Position Highlights: 
•    Use cutting-edge technologies (novel in vivo imaging technologies and genetically engineered mouse models of cancer) as platforms of discovery.
•    Create and refine new tools using non-traditional models of cancer to understand resistance to the development of cancer. 
•    Work within a multidisciplinary team on projects highly relevant to human disease. 
•    Extensive opportunities to develop new skills in molecular and cellular biology, in the development and analysis of animal models and identification and assessment of novel therapeutic approaches.
•    Work closely with Dr. Kissil on the postdoctoral fellow’s career development (e.g., grant/manuscript writing, scientific presentations, networking)

The Ideal Candidate:
•    Can work independently and has a strong desire to develop independent projects.
•    Has excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively within a team.
•    Experience with molecular biology and cell base techniques are highly desirable.
•    Experience with mouse models of cancer is desirable.   

•    Work independently and collaboratively.
•    Design and execute experiments; analyze and interpret data.
•    Regularly present findings to the lab and to the Moffitt community. 
•    Write manuscripts, postdoctoral fellowships and assist with other funding applications.

Credentials and Qualifications: 
•    Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree.

How to Apply- Interested applicants should send a single PDF file that includes a cover letter summarizing their research training and accomplishments, a personal statement of scientific interests and goals, current CV with recent publications, and contact information for three references to Dr. Joe Kissil at 

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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