Postdoctoral Fellow – Non-Coding RNAs in Cancer

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  • Tampa, FL
  • Stabile Research Building (SRB)
  • Molecular Oncology
  • Full Time - Day Shift - varies
  • Req #: 45403
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At Moffitt Cancer Center, we come face-to-face with cancer every day, but we also see courage. And it inspires us to be the safest and best place for cancer care – to bring greater hope to every patient we serve. It’s why we’ve been continually named One of the Top Places to Work in the Tampa Bay Area. As the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, Moffitt employs some of the best and brightest minds from around the world. Moffitt is the leading cancer hospital in both Florida and the Southeast and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Because working at Moffitt is both a career and a mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Join a dedicated, diverse and inclusive team of over 7,000 to be a part of the Courageous future we envision.


Postdoctoral Fellow – Non-Coding RNAs in Cancer

A fully funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Elsa R. Flores in the Department of Molecular Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL.  The research project is focused on understanding the functions of the p53 family in regulation of non-coding RNAs on tumor development, progression, metastasis, and therapeutic responses.  Projects will also involve the investigation of non-coding RNAs and their impact on tumor metabolism and tumor immunology with the opportunity to utilize cutting-edge technologies including single cell sequencing and artificial intelligence/machine learning.   This postdoctoral fellowship is funded by an NCI Outstanding Investigator Grant awarded to Dr. Flores.

For more information about the Flores Lab, please visit:

Position Highlights:
• Working with novel mouse models of human cancer
• Unique access to cancer patient samples
• Cutting edge technologies including metabolomics, single-cell sequencing and Artificial Intelligence
• Opportunity to translate basic science findings into clinical trials
• 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.
• You will be encouraged and supported to apply for training grants.

The Ideal Candidate:
• Has an RNA biology background.
• Interest in learning mouse models of human cancer.
• Has a strong work ethic and commitment to the mission of contributing to a cure for cancer. 

• Work independently and apply sophisticated biology skills to carry out a research project.
• Mentor and teach other trainees including undergraduate and graduate students in the laboratory.
• Independently design experiments.
• Prepare data for presentations and manuscripts for publication.

Credentials and Qualifications:
• PhD, MD or MD/PhD in Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or Genetics.
• Should have at least one first author publication.

You will be eligible for benefits offered to our Team Members – Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Retirement, Parental Leave and more. With a move to Tampa, you may be eligible for relocation allowance. Reason 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, low cost of living and a high quality of life. We strive for work/life balance.

If you have the vision, passion, and dedication to contribute to our mission,
then we have a place for you.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a single PDF file that includes a cover letter summarizing their research training and accomplishments, a personal statement of scientific interests and goals, current CV with recent publications, and contact information for three references to Dr. Elsa R. Flores (


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