Faculty Position – Department of Molecular Oncology and Cancer Biology & Evolution Program
Job posting number: #7079657 (Ref:hlj_31231)
Posted: June 10, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Department of Molecular Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute (Moffitt) is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant, Associate or Senior Member/Full Professor. Research should be strongly grounded in basic science and also include a translational component. Applicants can complement or build on current strengths in p53 biology, mouse models, omics, signal transduction, and systems oncology. Moffitt provides a highly collaborative environment emphasizing research with clinical impact and providing extensive support through institutional core facilities.
Molecular Oncology is chaired by an NCI R35-funded Outstanding Investigator and features a recently funded T32 Training Program for postdoctoral fellows integrating bioinformatics with traditional cancer biology approaches as well as strong track record of collaborative research leading to recent publications in top tier journals. This department also benefits from interactions between cancer biologists, mathematical oncologists, and clinicians to elucidate cancer biology and translate basic science advances for the benefit of the patients. Research portfolios that align with the goals of the cancer center to develop programs in cancer metabolism, RNA biology, and tumor evolution are preferred, but not required.
Research projects should focus on the molecular mechanisms of cancer and their effects on the tumor microenvironment, cancer progression and metastasis. Successful candidates will have a track record of collaboration and should describe a research plan to translate aspects of their work to the clinic (bench to bedside) as part of their chalk talk.
The Ideal Candidate will:
• Develop and sustain an independent research program in molecular oncology that complements the Department's existing strengths.
• Contribute to teaching in the Cancer Biology PhD Program, training postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and communicating with both the scientific and lay community.
• Engage in research that benefits the patient population at Moffitt.
Credentials and Qualifications:
PhD or MD/PhD degree, suitable doctoral and postdoctoral training in cancer biology and an outstanding track record of top-tier publications.
Candidates with demonstrated strength in any area of cancer biology will be considered, but the level of appointment will be based on the applicant’s record of accomplishments and/or research plans. The recruitment package includes a highly competitive salary, laboratory start-up fund, ample laboratory space and a stimulating and highly collaborative and collegial environment with opportunities to translate basic science findings to the clinic.
Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, their Curriculum Vitae, a synopsis of their past and current research programs (2-4 pages), and the names of 3 individuals who could provide letters of reference to Dr. Elsa R. Flores, Chair of the Department of Molecular Oncology at Moffitt, via e-mail to Elsa.Flores@moffitt.org.
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.