Postdoctoral Researcher - Laboratory of Dr. Inna Smalley
- H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
- Location: Tampa, FL
- Job Number: 7068177 (Ref #: hlj_26627)
- Posting Date: Jul 24, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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.
We are recruiting postdoctoral researchers interested in studying the role of metabolic heterogeneity and cross-talk in melanoma metastasis and drug resistance, as well as, developing novel single-cell and spatial transcriptomic and metabolomic techniques. These projects incorporate both basic and translational research, but overall aim to transform clinical care of late-stage melanoma patients.
Candidates will lead their project and collaborate closely with a team of immunologists, tumor biologists, bioinformaticians, mathematical modeling experts and clinicians to conduct research in a highly collaborative environment.
• Studying the functionality of tumor heterogeneity, including metabolic symbiosis
• Improving our understanding of interactions between the tumor and the TME
• Developing cutting edge techniques for integrated single cell and spatial RNAseq and metabolomics
• In addition to the research, the position will have a focus on career development including grant writing, scientific writing/presentation, mentorship of junior members of the lab, networking, and building collaborations.
• Moffitt integrates excellent patient care with cutting-edge clinical and basic research. Having a cancer hospital on-site provides unique opportunities for translational research.
• Outstanding mentorship from expert faculty with wide-ranging funded research programs including T32 Training Grants.
• You will be encouraged and supported to apply for training grants.
The Ideal Candidate:
• Demonstrated expertise in signal transduction, metabolism, drug resistance, metastasis or single-cell analysis studies.
• Technical experience related to tissue processing, establishing and maintaining mammalian cell cultures, microscopy, cellular signaling and phenotypic assays, establishing in vivo models, metabolic assays, and proteomic analysis is a plus.
• Working with patient specimens (acquisition, processing, preparation for analysis, biochemical screening), establishing and maintaining tumor cell cultures, cellular signaling and phenotypic assays, establishing in vivo models, metabolic assays, and proteomic analysis.
• Providing intellectual input on steering the project.
• Developing novel technical approaches.
• Mentor graduate students and technicians.
• Compose manuscripts and postdoctoral fellowships, assist with grant applications.
Credentials and Qualifications:
• PhD in Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related field (required).
• PhD awarded within the past year (preferred).
• Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to work independently and with collaborators.
You will be eligible for benefits offered to our Team Members – Medical, 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, low cost of living and a high quality of life. 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.
How to Apply:
Candidates should e-mail the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1) A cover letter that describes their motivation to pursue this position, why they would be the perfect fit for these projects and summarizes past research accomplishments. They should also include a summary of what expectations/goals they have for this fellowship.
2) A current CV with recent publications and contact information for three references.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Moffitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or protected veteran or disabled status. Moffitt seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
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.