Postdoctoral Fellow – PTEN functions in Melanoma

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7088561 (Ref:hlj_33807)

Posted: November 8, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A fully funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Florian A. Karreth, PhD in the Department of Molecular Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. The research project is focused on the role of PTEN in suppressing melanoma development and progression. The project will involve the characterization of non-canonical PTEN-regulated signaling pathways, analyzing the contribution of these processes to melanoma suppression in vitro and in innovative mouse models, and the development and validation of strategies to therapeutically target these PTEN functions in PTEN-deficient melanoma. The postdoctoral position is funded by a State of Florida Department of Health Bankhead-Coley grant awarded to Dr. Karreth. Additional projects that intersect with the general lab theme of non-genetic drivers in melanoma are also available.

For more information about the Karreth Lab, please visit:

Position Highlights:

  • Fully funded postdoctoral position on novel aspects of PTEN biology in melanoma
  • Work with sophisticated mouse models and other cutting-edge technologies
  • Unique access to patient samples and opportunity to translate 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:

  • Background in Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or similar field
  • Experience with cancer mouse models desirable but not required
  • Strong work ethic
  • Motivated to work in a team and passionate about cancer research


  • Independently design and execute experiments
  • Assist with training junior lab members including undergraduate and graduate students
  • Present results in lab meeting, internal progress meetings, and international conferences
  • Assist with manuscript and grant writing

Credentials and Qualifications:

  • PhD, MD, or MD/PhD in Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or similar field
  • Evidence of recent scientific productivity in the form of first-author publication(s).


How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, a current CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Florian Karreth ([email protected]).


Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute is proud to be Florida’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center located in Tampa. We strive to be the leader in understanding the complexity of cancer through team science and applying those insights for human benefits. Every Team Member of Moffitt focuses on our lasting commitment to our mission: To contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer

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. 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.


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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