Melanoma Immunotherapy Development Postdoctoral Fellow

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7202824 (Ref:hlj_51192)

Posted: December 22, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Melanoma Immunotherapy Development Postdoctoral Fellow


The Markowitz lab seeks 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 the role of nitric oxide in mediating responses to checkpoint blockade and other melanoma therapies.  We are also developing tools to predict which patients will likely fail immune-based therapy via novel high dimensional flow cytometry, 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. Lab webpage:  Dr. Markowitz’s webpage:


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:

  • Proficiency in flow cytometry, IHC, immunoblot, cell culture techniques, general immunology
  • Comfortable with murine experiments,
  • General proficiency in computers, general familiarity with Bioinformatics and statistics preferred.
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral and written communication. 


  • Manage projects under general supervision.
  • General laboratory techniques such as flow cytometry, murine experiments, immunohistochemistry, immunoblots, cell culture, ELISA, proliferation assays, immunoprecipitation, informatics
  • Technical writing of research papers and assistance with grants.

Credentials and Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or M.D. with extensive laboratory training is required.  Ph.D. degrees can vary if the applicant has appropriate training (e.g., Immunology, Cancer Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics).  This lab is in the Immuno-Oncology program.  Previous training/coursework in Immunology is required.      


Moffitt Postdocs are provided with Medical (Moffitt covers premium for team members) effective upon start date and eligible for Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Retirement, Parental Leave and more. You may be eligible for relocation assistance per policy. Reasons 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, which has become a hub for ground-breaking research, welcoming individuals from around the globe. This diverse city is engulfed with rich culture, year-round activities for all, beautiful beaches, amazing cuisine and so much more. 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.


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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