Postdoctoral Fellow – Molecular drivers of melanoma progression

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7109361 (Ref: 52874)

Posted: August 30, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

At Moffitt Cancer Center, we come face-to-face with cancer every day, but we also see courage. And it inspires us to be the safest and best place for cancer care – to bring greater hope to every patient we serve. It’s why we’ve been continually named One of the Top Places to Work in the Tampa Bay Area. As the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, Moffitt employs some of the best and brightest minds from around the world. Moffitt is the leading cancer hospital in both Florida and the Southeast and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Because working at Moffitt is both a career and a mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Join a dedicated, diverse and inclusive team of over 7,000 to be a part of the Courageous future we envision.

Postdoctoral Fellow – Molecular drivers of melanoma progression

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. Work in the Karreth lab is focused in the molecular and genetic mechanisms promoting melanoma progression, metastasis, and drug resistance. Several projects are available to characterize newly identified pro-tumorigenic transcription factors, signaling pathways, and non-coding RNAs. These projects will involve the characterization of molecular mechanisms responsible for melanoma progression using a variety of cell biological, molecular biological, and biochemical methods. In addition, innovative genetically engineered mouse models will be generated to better understand these novel drivers in the context of spontaneous melanoma development. The ultimate goal is to identify vulnerabilities and opportunities for therapeutic targeting, and novel therapeutic strategies will be tested in vitro and in novel mouse models.

For more information about the Karreth Lab, please visit:

Position Highlights:
Fully funded postdoctoral position on dissection the functions of novel pro-tumorigenic molecules (RNAs and proteins) 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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Job posting number:#7109361 (Ref: 52874)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
United States
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