Postdoctoral Fellow–Molecular drivers of melanoma progression

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7126560 (Ref:hlj_43500)

Posted: February 24, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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 and signaling pathways. 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
  • Join a highly collaborative, passionate, dedicated, and fun research group
  • Become a member of the strong clinical and basic melanoma research community at Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Receive outstanding mentorship in preparation for a position in academia or industry
  • 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 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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