Postdoctoral Fellow in Malignant Hematology

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7183666 (Ref:71281)

Posted: September 30, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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 in Malignant Hematology

The Padron Lab studies the molecular pathogenesis of Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMML) with the goal of identifying novel therapeutic vulnerabilities. CMML is a rare and lethal hematopoietic malignancy characterized by a characteristic classical monocytosis and a propensity to transform to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Interestingly, the majority of CMML patients present in a clinically asymptomatic state for periods of weeks to months before progressing to a lethal disease that clinically manifests via a heterogenous group of symptoms. There are no FDA approved therapies that have been demonstrated to alter the natural history of disease and the goal of our laboratory is to provide the preclinical evidence to increase the armamentarium available to clinicians treating this disease. Although our focus is centrally on CMML, our work aims to address questions in the field that can be more broadly applicable to other types of leukemias and cancers.


Position Highlights:

  • The candidate will gain experience in preclinical and translational research in hematologic oncology.
  • The candidate will have the opportunity to test novel treatments for leukemia in mouse models and work with a collaborative team comprised of clinicians, cancer biologists and computational biologists.
  • 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:

  • Candidates must be experienced in molecular biology and cell biology techniques including mammalian cell culture, qPCR, western blotting, DNA/RNA manipulation
  • Must be well-organized and detail-oriented with the ability to maintain accurate records
  • Must have a strong work ethic and desire to drive projects independently
  • Experience with mouse models of cancer and flow cytometry is highly desirable


  • Design and execute experiments; analyze and interpret data
  • Work independently as well as part of a collaborative team
  • Present research findings in lab meetings, conferences and journal publications


Credentials and Qualifications:


  • Ph.D or MD/Ph.D in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field.
  • Should have at least one first author publication.


Moffitt Postdocs are provided with Medical (Moffitt covers premium for team member) effective upon start date and eligible for Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Retirement, Parental Leave and more. You may be eligible for relocation assistance per policy. 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, which has become a hub for ground-breaking research, welcoming individuals from around the globe. This diverse city is engulfed with rich culture, year-round activities for all, beautiful beaches, amazing cuisine and so much more. 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 complete a formal application via  site and additionally send a single PDF file that includes a cover letter summarizing their research training and accomplishments, a personal statement of scientific interests and goals, a current CV with recent publications, and contact information for three references to Dr. Eric Padron ([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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Job posting number:#7183666 (Ref:71281)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
United States
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