POST DOC FELLOW_Head and Neck-Endocrine Oncology Dept.

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7189587 (Ref:hlj_37293)

Posted: October 31, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Department of Head and Neck-Endocrine Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Christine H. Chung.

Dr. Chung’s laboratory is focused on characterizing the hypoxic tumor immune microenvironment of head and neck cancer and the translation of wet lab findings to the bedside in biomarker-driven clinical trials.

Moffitt Cancer Center proudly supports innovative core facilities for flow cytometry, cellular therapy, proteomics, molecular biology, structural biology, microarray, analytic microscopy, drug discovery, and biostatistics. Moffitt Cancer Center also offers a state-of-the-art vivarium, equipped with onsite advanced imaging facilities. This includes CT, MRI, ultrasound, and in vivo bioluminescence systems.

Position Highlights:

  • Trainees will develop expertise in preclinical and translational research in molecular oncology, immuno-oncology, and therapeutic resistance to cancer drugs.
  • Trainees will have the opportunity to collaborate with academic and industry partners to develop and test novel treatments in mouse models and work in an interdisciplinary team comprised of clinicians, cancer biologists, immunologists, computational biologists, and biostatisticians.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Candidates must have a practical skillset in routine lab procedures such as western blotting, cell culture, real-time PCR, and/or multi-well plate assays.
  • Familiarity with techniques such as ELISpot, flow cytometry, and small animal experiments is highly preferred.  
  • The candidate must be well-organized and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • The individual should be able to work independently and effectively on several projects. The ability to work collaboratively is a must.     

Credentials and Qualifications:

  • MD or Ph.D. degree in Cancer Biology / Immunology / Cell Biology / Pharmacology (or related field) is required.

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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