Magnolia Campus, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612

Integ Math Onc-Staff

Full Time


Day Shift


MD or PhD

Moffitt Cancer Center is internationally recognized for our focus on personalized cancer care and translational research. The mission of Moffitt is clear, focused, and fully stated in nine words, "To contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer." With a tradition of excellence that began with the first patient admission in 1986, dedicated Moffitt physicians, scientists, and staff members have remained committed to excellence in an atmosphere characterized by kindness, caring, and hope.

Postdoctoral Fellow – Mathematical Oncology


The Evolutionary Dynamics lab, headed by Dr. Philipp Altrock at the Department of Integrated Mathematical Oncology, is seeking to hire a postdoctoral fellow to complement an interdisciplinary research team at Moffitt Cancer Center. Moffitt is the only Florida cancer center to receive the National Cancer Institute designation for its scientific excellence and offers unique opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations at the forefront of finding new cancer cures. We currently work on single-cell methods to better predict progression of pre-leukemic conditions, on cellular interactions within the evolving tumor ecology, and on mechanistic models of CAR T cell-based immune therapy. 


Position Highlights:

·         Perform basic and applied research, applying mathematical and computational methods to cancer biology and clinical data

·         Advance the toolbox of mathematical oncology, quantitative medicine and epidemiology

·         Establish and strengthen collaboration in a multidisciplinary research setting to improve predictive models for patient specific cancer detection and treatment.


The Ideal Candidate:

·         Experience in team science (must)

·         Proven ability of independent research (via publications; must)

·         Strong communication skills (national/international research presentations/posters; must)

·         One programming language (must)

·         Second high-level programming language (R, Mathematica, matlab; nice to have)

·         Publication on a problem in cancer research (nice to have)

·         Secured grant for research or travel for conference, or participated in math/science competition. (nice to have)

·         Presentation at international meeting (nice to have)



·         Communicate clearly and openly, present research results on local and national platforms

·         Perform independent research

·         Meet with team leader and members frequently

·         Build relationships across research disciplines to promote a collaborative research environment


Credentials and Qualifications:

·         PhD degree PhD in mathematics, computer science or physics with an interest in biology and medicine.

·         One first author paper

·         Must have experience with scientific programming, data analyses and visualization

·         Can have experience in applying mathematical modeling applied to biological and/or clinical questions


The Department of Integrated Mathematical Oncology (IMO) consists of 7 internationally renowned cancer researchers and mathematical modelers. The focus of all IMO research groups is to apply physical, mathematical and mechanical principles to cancer biology to decipher first order principles of tumor growth that can be exploited for novel cancer treatments. Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, in Tampa, is Florida's largest cancer center, located on the campus of the University of South Florida, near beautiful beaches in the Gulf of Mexico.

How to Apply:  Interested applicants should include 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 for review.

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.