Postdoctoral Fellow – Integrative Mathematical Oncology

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7256635 (Ref:77878)

Posted: June 21, 2024

Job Description

At Moffitt Cancer Center, we strive to be the leader in understanding the complexity of cancer and applying these insights to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Our diverse team of over 9,000 are dedicated to serving our patients and creating a workspace where every individual is recognized and appreciated. For this reason, Moffitt has been recognized on the 2023 Forbes list of America’s Best Large Employers and America’s Best Employers for Women, Computerworld magazine’s list of 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology, DiversityInc Top Hospitals & Health Systems and continually named one of the Tampa Bay Time’s Top Workplace. Additionally, Moffitt is proud to have earned the prestigious Magnet® designation in recognition of its nursing excellence. Moffitt is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, and the leading cancer hospital in both Florida and the Southeast. We are a top 10 nationally ranked cancer center by Newsweek and have been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999.
Working at Moffitt is both a career and a mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Join our committed team and help shape the future we envision.


Applications are sought for the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work under the supervision of Dr. Alexander R. A. Anderson on an exciting inter-disciplinary research project focused on the Delta Ecology of Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).  We seek a talented individual with a PhD and background in applied mathematics, physics or other computational discipline to work in the unique research environment of the Integrated Mathematical Oncology (IMO) Department. IMO integrates mathematicians, computer scientists, and physicists together with evolutionary biologists as well as clinical and experimental oncologists to develop novel approaches for the treatment and understanding of cancer. Further details on the type of research being carried out in the Anderson lab can be found Here.


Position Highlights:

  • The successful fellow will have the opportunity to directly interact with the greater CSBC community, since this project is part of the NCI Cancer Systems Biology Consortium (CSBC).
  • Clinical data driven project with multiple temporal patient biopsies and a opportunity to work closely with Lung Oncologists, immunologists and cancer biologists.
  • Analysing multiplex imaging to drive ecological biomarkers of treatmet response
  • Developing mathematical models that directly support clinical treatment decisions in a patient specific manner.


The Ideal Candidate:

  • Experience in modelling biological systems, with a preference for those with knowledge of cancer.
  • Demonstrated creativity, high motivation, good communication skills and importantly, experience in developing/ writing publications in quality peer reviewed scientific journals.
  • Possess the ability to work independently and within the research group.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to code (Java/Python/), visualize and analyze data.



  • Communicate clearly and openly, and present research results on local and national platforms.
  • Perform independent research.
  • Meet with team leader and members frequently.
  • Build relationships across research disciplines to promote a collaborative research environment.


Credentials and Qualifications:

  • MD or PhD in applied mathematics, physics, or a computational discipline.


Please send CV and cover letter directly to [email protected] in addition to applying online.


The IMO is housed within the H. Lee Moffitt Comprehensive Cancer Center, a modern facility on the University of South Florida Campus that researches various aspects of Cancer Biology with emphasis on translational research. The research environment includes state-of-the-art modern core facilities and access to experimental and clinical data.

Moffitt Postdoctoral Researchers receive free medical coverage for themselves and dependent coverage at subsidized cost, as well as dental, vision, paid time off, retirement, parental leave, and relocation assistance as per policy. Reasons to relocate,  aside from the sunshine, beaches, and year-round outdoor recreation associated with the Gulf Coast of Florida, Tampa is an ideal choice for those seeking opportunities in a rapidly growing metropolitan city. With its vibrant economy and diverse culture, Tampa offers a unique blend of urban sophistication and natural beauty. Join the many who have already discovered what makes Tampa one of the fastest-growing metropolitan cities in the US.

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:#7256635 (Ref:77878)
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Employer Location:H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
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