Postdoctoral Fellow _Clinical Science Lab

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7215050 (Ref:74339)

Posted: February 8, 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.


Postdoctoral Fellow –


Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute is proud to be the first Florida’s 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


A Postdoctoral Fellow position is opening in the Clinical Science lab of Dr. Arnold Etame located within the Stabile Research Building at the Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, a world-class NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Etame Lab applies an interdisciplinary approach that integrates use of cancer/cell biological methods, drug and CRISPR screens, mouse models, bioinformatics, and imaging tools to study glioblastoma in vitro and in vivo. 

This position will focus on understanding and assessing drug response in the tumor microenvironment of GBM, and related detailed mechanisms. Our laboratory is currently funded by grants awarded from National Cancer Institute and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 

Position Highlights:

  • The candidate will be given the opportunities for developing new skills, professional growth, and career goals in molecular and cellular biology as well as in the development and analysis of animal models and identification and assessment of novel therapeutic approaches.
  • The candidate will receive outstanding mentorship from expert faculty and participate in multiple academic activities.
  • We are committed to providing an exciting research environment (well-equipped in-house core facilities and intense collaborations among labs) that allows you to reach your maximum scientific potential.
  • 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:

  • Has good communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively within a team.
  • Has a strong background in cancer biology, tumor microenvironment, molecular biology, cell culture techniques, mouse models, and microscopy and analysis. 
  • Must be comfortable working with murine experiments, with a few years’ experience of handling mice preferred.
  • Must possess good problem-solving and organizational skills, be self-driven and enthusiastic, and should also demonstrate the ability to conduct experiments independently and under supervision.



  • Work independently and has a strong desire to develop independent projects.
  • Design and execute experiments; analyze data.
  • Communicating with PI and team members on research progress.
  • Regularly present findings to the lab and to the Moffitt community and attend conferences to disseminate research findings in preparation for publication.


Credentials and Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, cancer biology or related field is required.
  • Should have at least one first Author publication.


Moffitt Postdocs are provided with Medical Insurance (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.


How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a single PDF file that includes a cover letter summarizing their research training and accomplishments, a personal statement of scientific interests and goals, current CV with recent publications, and contact information for three references to Dr. Etame ([email protected]).

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:#7215050 (Ref:74339)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
United States
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