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    Opportunity: Assistant Member @ Moffitt Cancer Center -- Tampa, FL (US)
    Submitted by Maritza Saavedra; posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2021

    BACKGROUND

    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 the analysis and methods development related to single-cell sequencing (e.g., scRNA-seq, scATAC-seq). Methodological research in bioinformatics is also expected.

    The Department currently has 19 faculty and approximately 32 staff members 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.

    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 single-cell sequencing and high-throughput sequencing.
    • The candidate is expected to identify and resolve methodological issues that arise in collaborative research, as a major expectation is to identify areas of methodological research in which to engage that will benefit the candidate's collaborative research.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Conduct independent and collaborative genomics-based research in bioinformatics, particularly in the area of single cell sequencing.
    • 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.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in biomedical informatics, bioinformatics, computational immunology, computer science, biostatistics or related field and relevant research training and experience.

    LOCATION

    Tampa, Florida

    COMPENSATION

    Salary and start-up package (based on research track) is competitive with similar institutions.

    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.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Visit MOFFITT.org/Careers and refer to requisition number #46302 or go to moffitt-cancer-center-careers.hctsportals.com/jobs[...]ember. 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[at]Moffitt.org.

    ABOUT US

    Moffitt is affiliated with the University of South Florida and a University appointment is available in the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor as applicable.

    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.

    POLICY

    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.

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