Melanoma Immunotherapy Development Postdoctoral Fellow

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7143194 (Ref:hlj_44827)

Posted: May 2, 2023

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:

  • Familiarity with Bioinformatics and statistics preferred.
  • Proficiency in flow cytometry, IHC, immunoblot, cell culture techniques, general immunology
  • Comfortable with murine experiments
  • 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 an 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, 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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Job posting number:#7143194 (Ref:hlj_44827)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
United States
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