Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematical Modeling

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

ID: 7066660
Posted: June 3, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Sequencing technologies have evolved to give us an unprecedented resolution on a tumor’s clonal constitution. Yet what we see is only one, or at most a few snapshots in time. Inferring from this data, what factors govern the observed clonal composition and how it will change in the context of our interventions or the absence thereof, is a daunting task. We seek applications from individuals with a PhD in applied mathematics or physics to develop mathematical models that explain the extent of consilience among multiple perspectives on a tumor’s clonal constitution. This project is part of our NIH-awarded K99/R00.

Position Highlights:
• Successful candidate will play a critical role leveraging in-house high-throughput single-cell DNA sequencing datasets, in conjunction with H&E imaging data, to generate testable hypotheses that guide future wetlab experiments.
• This person will be part of a cross-functional effort to inform therapeutic interventions that steer clonal interference into any therapeutically desirable direction.

The Ideal Candidate:
• Experience in designing testable mathematical models to evaluate competitive assumptions about reality is required. Ideal candidate has worked extensively with both, top-down (ODEs, PDEs, adaptive dynamics) and bottom-up approaches (Potts model, lattice-gas CAs, off-lattice) and has experience in choosing the appropriate method for the task at hand. Strong quantitative skills and familiarity with statistical model selection techniques, such as Approximate Bayesian computation are also necessary.

• Successful candidate will work closely with machine learning specialist to perturb ecological balance and interfere with cycling fluctuations in the composition of a metapopulation.

Credentials and Qualifications:
• PhD in applied mathematics, physics, or related field.

How to Apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to Dr. Noemi Andor @

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.


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