T32 Post-Doctoral Training Program, Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

T32 Post-Doctoral Training Program, Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

Posting Date: 04/18/2019

Job Information/Description:

An Applied Post-doctoral Research position is available in the Department of Cancer Epidemiology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute under the primary mentorship of Dr. Peter Kanetsky.  He seeks a highly motivated individual with interests in the molecular epidemiology of melanoma and behaviors related to skin cancer prevention.  This position is available immediately.  If eligible, this position may be supported by Moffitt’s T32 Post-Doctoral Training Program in Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer.  Regardless of funding mechanism, the post-doctoral training period is designed to prepare fellows for careers as independent investigators engaged in cancer epidemiological research.

Analytic projects are immediately available drawing on i) the vast resources of GenoMEL—the international melanoma genetic consortium—with a focused on familial melanoma, and ii) two skin cancer behavioral intervention studies.  Development of an independent project over the course of the traineeship is expected.

Applicants must have a terminal degree in epidemiology or a related field, and knowledge of cancer epidemiology is preferred.  Moffitt offers a competitive salary and full benefits.  Located in Tampa, Florida, this position requires someone who can appreciate the sunshine, great beaches, year-round golf, biking, tennis and other recreation, and easy living associated with the Gulf Coast of Florida. Tampa is a city with culture, restaurants and a high quality of life.  Review of applications will begin immediately.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD, strong writing and analytic skills, ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, working knowledge of genetics, proficiency in basic statistical analysis and programing (e.g. in SAS, R).

Preferred Qualifications: A candidate should have a doctoral degree in epidemiology or related field. Familiarity with analysis of lifestyle data will be beneficial.

Position Highlights:

  • Access to highly innovative research data, incorporating environmental and genetic biomarkers
  • Opportunities to publish research findings in high impact journals and generate preliminary data for future grant applications
  • Exposure to a broad spectrum of ongoing research led by faculty members of Moffitt’s Center of Excellence in Melanoma
  • Networking in large international research consortia

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Formal training in epidemiology; expertise in oncology and genetic epidemiology; interest in translational studies
  • Experience writing manuscripts and publishing peer reviewed articles
  • Experience preparing grant submissions
  • Proficiency in statistical analyses and SAS programming


  • Run analyses
  • Write manuscripts
  • Draft grant proposals
  • Develop his/her own research projects

Credentials and Qualifications:

  • Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or M.D. degree

Contact Information:

To apply, visit https://moffitt.org/careers/

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