Postdoctoral Fellow – Integrated Mathematical Oncology

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7121689 (Ref:hlj_42832)

Posted: January 20, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Postdoctoral Fellow – Integrated Mathematical Oncology

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

Applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position are being accepted now in the computational lab of Dr. Kasia Rejniak ( ) on an exciting NCI-funded interdisciplinary research project in mathematical modeling of breast ductal carcinoma in situ and breast cancer micro invasions. We seek talented individuals with a Ph.D. and background in applied mathematics, computer sciences, physics, or other computational disciplines to work in close collaboration with cancer biologists and clinicians within a unique research environment of the Integrated Mathematical Oncology (IMO) Department.


Position Highlights:

Development of novel mathematical models for tumor cell interactions with its microenvironment to examine the emergence of tumor micro invasions, designed for especially collected experimental and clinical data

  • Working in close collaboration with cancer biologists and clinicians
  • Vibrant, multi-disciplinary and diverse research and education environment


The Ideal Candidate:

  • Experience in mathematical or computational methods for modeling biological systems, in particular agent-based models (ABM).
  • High motivation and enthusiasm for working in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated creativity and ability to work independently and within the research group.
  • Strong programming skills (i.e., Matlab, C/C++, Python, or R) for modeling and data analysis.


  • Design and implement computational models, plan, conduct and document simulation results independently; analyze and visualize model results.
  • Collaborate with researchers from wet labs to integrate laboratory data with in silico models.
  • Develop scientific writing and presentation skills; write research reports and scientific publications.
  • Present research results to the Moffitt scientific community and at national or international scientific meetings.


Credentials and Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. and background in applied mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, physics, or a related computational discipline.
  • Excellent programming skills. 



How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a single PDF file that includes (i) a cover letter summarizing their research training and accomplishments, (ii) a personal statement of scientific interests and goals, (iii) current CV with recent publications and presentation, and (iv) contact information for three references to Dr. Rejniak at [email protected] and apply online.


You will be eligible for benefits offered to our Team Members – Moffitt Postdocs are provided free employee-only Medical and are 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 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.

Mission To create a Moffitt culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as we strive to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Vision To advance and accelerate a culture of access, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is a priority at Moffitt and is meant "to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion as we contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer." The Enterprise Equity Department focuses its efforts on eliminating those obstacles to an individual’s ability to exist within their personal comfort zone at the cancer center. Everyone is important to meeting this priority. Addressing and responding to diversity and inclusion fosters an environment where mutual respect for diverse cultures, communication styles, languages, customs, beliefs, values, traditions, experiences and other ways in which we identify ourselves, is the expectation.

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