Melanoma Immunotherapy Biomarker Development Postdoctoral Fe

Magnolia Campus, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612

Clinical Science Lab

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.

The Markowitz lab is seeking a Postdoc Fellow whose skills and personal and professional experience have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 


The lab's research interest is in studying immune suppressor cells, their role in the development of melanoma, and means of inhibiting their actions.  We are also developing tools to predict which patients are likely to fail immune-based therapy via novel high dimensional flow cytometric, mass spectrometry and informatics techniques, allowing those patients to be treated with other potentially more effective therapies.  We are a translational laboratory striving to translate the knowledge gained in the laboratory via immune-based and traditional biochemical approaches to the clinic.    https://moffitt.org/providers/joseph-markowitz/



Position Highlights:

·         The postdoctoral fellow/research scientist is a non-tenure track researcher who assumes the direct responsibility of conducting and performing experiments or directly overseeing experimentation as part of a research team under the general guidance of Dr. Markowitz.  

·         Develop biomarkers for immune-based therapy.

·         Study resistance mechanisms to immune checkpoint blockade.


The Ideal Candidate:

·         proficiency in flow cytometry, IHC, immunoblot, cell culture techniques,

·         comfortable with murine experiments,

·         general proficiency in computers, mRNA, miRNA data sets in collaboration with bioinformatics and statistics interest and basic knowledge is preferred.



·         Manage projects under general supervision.

·         Technical writing of research papers and assistance with grants.



Credentials and Qualifications:

·         M.D. or Ph.D. in Immunology, Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology or related field.


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 and cover letter expressing interest with this position.

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.