Postdoctoral Fellow – Non-Coding RNAs in Cancer

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7082635 (Ref:hlj_32241)

Posted: August 10, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A fully funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Elsa R. Flores in the Department of Molecular Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL.  The research project is focused on understanding the functions of the p53 family in regulation of non-coding RNAs on tumor development, progression, metastasis, and therapeutic responses.  Projects will also involve the investigation of non-coding RNAs and their impact on tumor metabolism and tumor immunology with the opportunity to utilize cutting-edge technologies including single cell sequencing and artificial intelligence/machine learning.   This postdoctoral fellowship is funded by an NCI Outstanding Investigator Grant awarded to Dr. Flores.

For more information about the Flores Lab, please visit:

Position Highlights:
• Working with novel mouse models of human cancer
• Unique access to cancer patient samples
• Cutting edge technologies including metabolomics, single-cell sequencing and Artificial Intelligence
• Opportunity to translate basic science findings into clinical trials
• Moffitt integrates excellent patient care with cutting-edge clinical and basic research. Having a cancer hospital on-site provides unique opportunities for translational research.
• Outstanding mentorship from expert faculty with wide-ranging funded research programs including T32 Training    Grants.
• You will be encouraged and supported to apply for training grants.

The Ideal Candidate:
• Has an RNA biology background.

• Should have at least one first author publication.
• Interest in learning mouse models of human cancer.
• Has a strong work ethic and commitment to the mission of contributing to a cure for cancer. 

• Work independently and apply sophisticated biology skills to carry out a research project.
• Mentor and teach other trainees including undergraduate and graduate students in the laboratory.
• Independently design experiments.
• Prepare data for presentations and manuscripts for publication.

Credentials and Qualifications:
• PhD, MD or MD/PhD in Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or Genetics.

You will be eligible for benefits offered to our Team Members – 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.

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. Elsa R. Flores (

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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