Faculty Position in Bioinformatics – Moffitt Cancer Center – Tampa, FL

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Job ID: 5998
Job date: 2016-09-23
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Company : Moffitt Cancer Center 

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Role : Faculty 

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The Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the Moffitt Cancer Center is seeking a faculty member (Assistant or Associate Member) with bioinformatics expertise. Experience with big data, genomics or other ‘omics types is desired, particularly in RNA sequencing technologies such as RNA isoforms and/or single-cell RNASeq analysis techniques. Moffitt is affiliated with the University of South Florida and a University appointment is available in the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor as applicable. Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to, analytical techniques supporting RNAseq gene expression, next-generation sequencing or other ‘omics technologies with an emphasis on biomedical applicability. Other expertise of interest includes systems biology, network-based or pathway-based analysis for biological networks.

The Moffitt Cancer Center offers many opportunities to collaborate with clinical and basic science investigators. The Department currently has 11 faculty engaged in both original research in data science as well as a wide range of collaborative research on clinical and biological studies in cancer including novel therapeutic and drug discoveries, prognostic and predictive biomarker development, high throughput genomics, proteomics, next-generation sequencing, RNASeq expression, 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 profiling data (gene expression and next-gen sequencing) on a large number of cancer patients.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics or related field and relevant research training and experience. We seek candidates who can contribute to current studies at Moffitt, as evidenced by a history of both collaborative and independent peer-reviewed publications and involvement in funded studies. 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 (or Assistant Professor) level. The position is tenure-earning in the collaborative scientist track. Salary is competitive with similar institutions.

Moffitt is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in the state of Florida, and is located on the campus of the University of South Florida. The cancer center has excellent research and clinical facilities, including a freestanding screening center dedicated to subject recruitment for prevention and control studies. Moffitt was founded on a culture of collaborative research spanning many disciplines, and offers many opportunities for cutting-edge cancer research. Tampa is a thriving city with excellent culture, restaurants and a high quality of life. Questions regarding the position should be directed to: Steven Eschrich, PhD, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics ( Steven.Eschrich@moffitt.org ). Review of applications will begin immediately.

To Apply:
Please visit our website MOFFITT.org/Careers and refer to requisition number #20821

Moffitt Cancer Center provides a tobacco-free work environment. It is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and a drug-free workplace.

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