H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7127533 (Ref:hlj_43724)

Posted: March 8, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Department of BioEngineering at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant, Associate or Senior Member/Full Professor.  Appointments will be made at a rank commensurate with experience and accomplishment.  Research should be strongly grounded in the Physical Sciences, Mathematics, or Engineering.  Applicants can complement or build on current strengths in biofabrication, imaging, and 3D cancer models.  Specific topics of interest include organoids, tissue engineering, organoid assembly, genetic engineering, tissue-level characterization, microfluids, microsystems, soft-matter, biomaterials, hydrogels, robotics, biofabrication, and advanced microscopy. Moffitt provides a highly collaborative environment emphasizing cancer research with clinical impact and providing extensive support through institutional core facilities, including a state-of-the-art microscopy center.  The BioEngineering department benefits from interactions between cancer biologists, mathematical oncologists, and clinicians to elucidate cancer biology and translate basic science advances for the benefit of the patients.  Research portfolios that align with the goals of the cancer center to develop programs in BioEngineering, cancer metabolism, RNA biology, tumor evolution, and immunology are preferred, but not required.


Position Highlights:

  • Research projects should focus on the molecular mechanisms of cancer and their effects on the tumor microenvironment, cancer progression and metastasis.
  • Successful candidates will have a track record of collaboration and should describe a research plan to develop new systems and translate aspects of their work to the clinic (bench to bedside) as part of their chalk talk.


The Ideal Candidate will:

  • Develop and sustain an independent research program in BioEngineering that complements and extends the Department's existing strengths.
  • Contribute to developing a BioEngineering PhD Program, training postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and communicating with both the scientific and lay community.
  • Generate IP and establish relationships with industry and biotech.
  • Engage in research that benefits the patient population at Moffitt.


Credentials and Qualifications:

PhD or MD/PhD degree, suitable doctoral and postdoctoral training in BioEngineering or related fields, and an outstanding track record of top-tier publications.


Candidates with demonstrated strength in any area of BioEngineering will be considered, but the level of appointment will be based on the applicant’s record of accomplishments and/or research plans.  The recruitment package includes a highly competitive salary, laboratory start-up fund, ample laboratory space and a stimulating and highly collaborative and collegial environment with opportunities to translate basic science findings to the clinic.


Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, their Curriculum Vitae, a synopsis of their past and current research programs (2-4 pages), and the names of 3 individuals who could provide letters of reference to Dr. W. Gregory Sawyer, Chair of the Department of BioEngineering at Moffitt, via e-mail to [email protected].


Mission To create a Moffitt culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as we strive to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Vision To advance and accelerate a culture of access, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is a priority at Moffitt and is meant "to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion as we contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer." The Enterprise Equity Department focuses its efforts on eliminating those obstacles to an individual’s ability to exist within their personal comfort zone at the cancer center. Everyone is important to meeting this priority. Addressing and responding to diversity and inclusion fosters an environment where mutual respect for diverse cultures, communication styles, languages, customs, beliefs, values, traditions, experiences and other ways in which we identify ourselves, is the expectation.

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