Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

ID: 7066666 (Ref.No. 36537)
Posted: June 3, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About the Lab:
The Mann lab investigates the genetic interactions of drivers involved in the initiation and progression of pancreatic cancer. Using Sleeping Beauty (SB) insertional mutagenesis, we uncovered novel cancer drivers that antagonize key signaling pathways and processes during pancreatic cancer tumorigenesis. We are looking for an individual excited by inter-disciplinary approaches to characterize how these drivers cooperate to promote pancreatic cancer progression, with the goal of identifying signaling nodes that may be explored for diagnostic or therapeutic efficacy to better treat cancer patients. More information about the lab can be viewed on our website

Position Highlight:
A successful applicant will use molecular biology, genomics and proteomics analysis to dissect the mechanisms through which drivers cooperate to modulate cellular processes and signaling pathways during pancreatic cancer development and metastasis. This individual will work both independently and collaboratively and will be part of a team that consists of basic researchers, clinicians and computational biologists.

The Ideal Candidate:
• Has a strong foundation in molecular biology and cancer biology
• Is experienced in mammalian cell culture and has working knowledge of RNAi and CRISPR-Cas9 technology
• Mouse genetics experience and familiarity with NGS is desired but not essential

• Learn research techniques that directly relate to the program’s scientific projects and goals with appropriate direction and supervision.
• Plan, conduct and document experiments independently; evaluate and interpret data with guidance.
• Develop scientific writing and presentation skills, including grant proposals, manuscript preparation and formal seminars presented to the Moffitt scientific community and at national scientific meetings.

Credentials and Qualifications:
PhD in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline earned within the last two years.

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate. Interested applicants should send a single PDF file that includes a current CV with recent publications, a personal statement of scientific interests and goals (2-page maximum) and contact information for three references to Dr. Karen Mann at

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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