Magnolia Campus, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612

Tumor Biology

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.

Position Highlights:

Characterize and Develop Next Generation Therapeutics for Lethal Prostate and Breast Cancers

Project 1: To characterize epigenetic regulators promoting survival, adaptability and metastasis of lethal cancers, particularly hormone refractory prostate and breast cancers and characterize  novel small molecule inhibitors that we have recently developed.

Project II. To characterize novel epigenetic regulators of genome stability and how these may be compromised as disease progresses to drug resistant stage.

Labpage link: http://labpages2.moffitt.org/mahajank



The Ideal Candidate:

·         Postdoctoral  candidates should be highly proficient in utilizing a variety of biochemical, cell biology and molecular biology techniques as well as mouse tumor models to address novel research questions. 

·         The candidate should be able to work independently as well as in a team setting in the highly interdisciplinary environment at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

·         Experience in developing assays to profile compounds using mechanistic and functional readouts is preferred. The candidate should have demonstrated ability to write original manuscripts and review articles. 



·         Design, conduct original research, analyze data, write manuscripts.

·         Present at lab, departmental meetings, institute and international conferences.

·         Train other lab personnel.  

·         Highly organized, motivated and self-driven.


Credentials and Qualifications:

·         M.D. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology/Cancer Biology with <1 year of post-doctoral

·         at least 1-2 first author papers   related to epigenetics, long non-coding RNA biology and drug discovery  and with  a focus on cancer cell biology and drug discovery is preferred.  



A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate. Interested applicants should send a single PDF file that includes a current CV with recent publications, a personal statement of scientific interests and goals (2-page maximum) and contact information for three references to Dr. Kiran Mahajan      Kiran.mahajan@moffitt.org

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.