Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Moffitt Cancer Center
The Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Moffitt Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, is seeking a faculty member in the tenure-earning rank of Assistant/Associate Member with preference for strong expertise in computational immunology and/or bioinformatic analysis of high-throughput sequencing data. Moffitt is one of the pioneers in developing and delivering immunotherapies to cancer patients. This position will have the opportunity to collaborate and leverage Moffitt’s expertise in cutting-edge of immuno-oncology in pre-clinical and clinical domains, ranging from cancer vaccines, immune checkpoint inhibitors to cellular immunotherapy (CAR T therapy). Moffitt’s research is supported by the well-equipped next-generation technologies and platforms, and this position will have access to data generated from these technologies (e.g. single cell sequencing, multiplex immunohistochemistry, live cell imaging system etc). Methodological research and development in bioinformatics are also expected for this position. Moffitt currently has four National Institutes of Health funded training grants (T32), including a recently funded Integrated Program in Cancer and Data Science (ICADS). Moffitt is affiliated with the University of South Florida and a University appointment is available in the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor as applicable. This position will have the opportunity to recruit and mentor talented graduate students and post-doctoral research fellows through these training programs. Come and join Moffitt if you want to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer!
The Department currently has 18 faculty and 27 staff engaged in a wide range of statistical and bioinformatics research and collaborations on clinical and biological studies in cancer including novel therapeutic and drug discoveries, prognostic and predictive biomarker developments, chemoprevention, high throughput genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, next-generation sequencing data-based investigations, epidemiological studies, comparative effectiveness research, clinical trial designs, and personalized medicine studies. Many of these projects draw upon Moffitt’s Total Cancer Care initiative, which provides access to a comprehensive set of clinical and molecular data on a large number of cancer patients.
Academic rank beyond Assistant Member will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Appointment at the Associate Member rank requires a minimum of five years of experience at the Assistant Member/Assistant Professor level. The position is tenure-earning with competitive salary and start-up package.
Located in Tampa, this position welcomes someone who appreciates the great beaches and easy living associated with the Gulf Coast of Florida. Tampa is a thriving city with culture, restaurants and a high quality of life.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Moffitt Cancer Center 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. We seek candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
The Ideal Candidate:
• We seek candidates who can contribute to the many current clinical and basic science studies at Moffitt, as evidenced by a history of peer-reviewed publications and involvement in grant supported research projects.
• Preference will be given to applicants with an outstanding record of team science or collaborative bioinformatics, with an emphasis in computational immunology, neoantigen discovery and prediction, and high-throughput sequencing.
• Additional experience in machine learning/deep learning and/or data visualization in high-dimensional data are especially welcome.
• The candidate is expected to identify methodological issues that arise in collaborative research and engage in independent, methodological research to address these issues.
• Conduct independent and collaborative research projects.
• Team science collaboration to tackle a variety of cancer clinical and basic science research projects.
• Communicate clearly and openly.
• Build relationships to promote a collaborative environment.
Credentials and Qualifications:
Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in biomedical informatics, bioinformatics, computational immunology, computer science or related field and relevant research training and experience.
To apply, visit MOFFITT.org/Careers and refer to requisition number 36121 or click this link pm.healthcaresource.com/cs/moffitt/#/job/22921. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please be sure to attach your CV and cover letter.
Questions about the opportunity may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Aik Choon Tan at AikChoon.Tan@Moffitt.org.