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.
Research over the past several years has shown that pathways regulating processes such as cell fate decision and organ size control also play pivotal roles during tumorigenesis. While many of the individual signal transduction pathways have been outlined, a major ongoing challenge has been to integrate these findings into a comprehensive map of cellular signaling networks and understand the interactions between the various pathways. This information is critical to our understanding of the mechanisms underlying normal physiological function and the consequences of dysregulation under pathological conditions such as cancer. In particular, we are focused on undersanding the molecular basis of Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). Our group employs a host of molecular and model-based approaches to studying signaling pathways regulated by small GTP-binding proteins from the Ras and Rac families and how these pathways crosstalk with pathways controlling cell fate and organ size control, such as the Hippo/YAP pathway.
· Use cutting-edge technologies (novel in vivo imaging technologies and genetically engineered mouse models of cancer) as platforms of discovery.
· Create and refine new tools using non-traditional models of cancer to understand resistance to the development of cancer.
· Work within a multidisciplinary team on projects highly relevant to human disease.
· Extensive opportunities to develop new skills in molecular and cellular biology, in the development and analysis of animal models and identification and assessment of novel therapeutic approaches .
· Work closely with Dr. Kissil on the postdoctoral fellow’s career development (e.g., grant/manuscript writing, scientific presentations, networking)
The Ideal Candidate:
· Can work independently and has a strong desire to develop independent projects
· Has excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively within a team
· Experience with molecular biology and cell bease techniques are highly desirable
· Experience with mouse models of cancer is desirable
· Work independently and collaboratively
· Design and execute experiments; analyze and interpret data
· Regularly present findings to the lab and to the Moffitt community
· Write manuscripts, postdoctoral fellowships and assist with other funding applications
Credentials and Qualifications:
· Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree.
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. Joe Kissil at Joseph.Kissil@moffitt.org
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.
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