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Applied Postdoctoral Fellow position at Moffitt Cancer Center - Jeffrey West

  • 21 Mar 2024 11:16 AM
    Message # 13332765

    Applications are sought for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow to work under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey West on inter-disciplinary projects involving evolutionary game theory approaches to design Evolutionary Therapy treatment protocols in breast cancer. We are seeking a talented scientist with a PhD and background in applied mathematics, computational biology or similar discipline to work within the unique, multi-disciplinary, and collaborative environment of the Integrated Mathematical Oncology (IMO) department. IMO participates in various integrative projects with mathematicians, evolutionary biologists, experimentalists, and clinical oncologists to develop analytical and predictive approaches to cancer treatment.


    • Please send a CV and Cover Letter to Letters of recommendation will be requested from promising candidates.

    Position Highlights:

    • Moffitt integrates excellent patient care with cutting-edge clinical and basic research. Having a cancer hospital on-site provides unique opportunities for translational research.
    • Outstanding mentorship from expert faculty with wide-ranging funded research programs including T32 Training Grants.
    • Clinical, data-driven projects with an opportunity to work closely with oncologists in Malignant Hematology.
    • Successful candidate will be encouraged and supported to apply for training grants.

    The Ideal Candidate:

    • Experience in construction and analysis of ordinary differential equation models and dynamical systems, with a preference for experience in cancer modeling and/or evolutionary game theory.
    • Good communication skills (oral, written) with publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
    • Creative, independent, and motivated individuals with ability to contribute to team-science projects.
    • Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to program (Python/Matlab/etc), visualize, and analyze data.


    • Conduct independent scientific research in mathematical and computational modeling.
    • Communicate the results of scientific projects clearly (oral, written communication).
    • Meet with lab group leader and/or lab members frequently.
    • Build collaboration relationships across scientific disciplines to promote a collaborative research environment.

    Credentials and Qualifications:

    • PhD in applied mathematics, computational biology, or other computational disciplines.
    • Should have at least one first author publication.

    Benefits of relocating to Moffitt:

    • The IMO is housed within the H. Lee Moffitt Comprehensive Cancer Center which is a modern facility on the University of South Florida Campus that conducts research on various aspects of Cancer Biology with emphasis on translational research. Research environment includes state of the art modern core facilities and access to experimental and clinical data.
    • You will also be eligible for benefits offered to our Team Members – Moffitt Postdocs are provided free employee-only Medical and eligible for Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Retirement, Parental Leave, and more. With a move to Tampa, you may be eligible for relocation allowance. Reasons to relocate, aside from the sunshine, beaches and year-round outdoor recreation associated with the Gulf Coast of Florida, Tampa is a thriving metropolitan city with unique cultural attractions, and a high quality of life.

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