Melanoma Immunotherapy Development Postdoctoral Fellow

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7088181 (Ref:hlj_33662)

Posted: November 1, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Melanoma Immunotherapy Development Postdoctoral Fellow

The Markowitz lab is seeking a Postdoc Fellow whose skills and professional experience have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 

The lab’s research interest is in studying immune suppressor cells, their role in the development of melanoma, and means of inhibiting their actions.  We are also developing tools to predict which patients are likely to fail immune-based therapy via novel high dimensional flow cytometric, mass spectrometry and informatics techniques, allowing those patients to be treated with other potentially more effective therapies.  We are a translational laboratory striving to translate the knowledge gained in the laboratory via immune-based and traditional biochemical approaches to the clinic.


Position Highlights:

  • The postdoctoral fellow is a non-tenure track researcher who assumes the direct responsibility of conducting and performing experiments or directly overseeing experimentation as part of a research team under the general guidance of Dr. Markowitz.  
  • Develop biomarkers for immune-based therapy.
  • Study resistance mechanisms to immune checkpoint blockade.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Proficiency in flow cytometry, IHC, immunoblot, cell culture techniques, general immunology
  • Comfortable with murine experiments,
  • General proficiency in computers, general familiarity with Bioinformatics and statistics preferred.
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral and written communication. 


  • Manage projects under general supervision.
  • General laboratory techniques such as flow cytometry, murine experiments, informatics, immunohistochemistry, immunoblots, cell culture, ELISA, proliferation assays, immunoprecipitation
  • Technical writing of research papers and assistance with grants.

Credentials and Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or M.D. in Immunology, Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology


A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate. Moffitt Postdocs are provided free employee-only Medical and eligible for Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Retirement, Parental Leave and more. With a move to Tampa, you may be eligible for relocation allowance per policy. Tampa, Florida is a thriving city with a low cost of living, excellent culture and outstanding restaurants, and a high quality of life. This position requires someone who can appreciate the sunshine, the nation’s top beaches, and year-round golf, biking, boating, fishing, tennis, swimming, snorkeling and other recreational activities that are associated with the Gulf Coast of Florida.


To formally apply: Interested applicants should attach a single PDF file that includes a current CV and cover letter expressing interest to this position.


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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