Moffitt Main Campus, 12902 Magnolia Dr

Drug Discovery Program

Full Time


Day Shift



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.

Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, a comprehensive NCI designated center, is seeking applications from Assistant Professor/Member, Associate Professor/Member and Full Professor/ Senior Member level individuals to participate in the Drug Discovery Department.  Structure-based drug design and focused combinatorial chemistry library approaches will be strongly supported by the current and developing research infrastructure.  The Moffitt Cancer Center has outstanding core laboratory facilities and services available such as: NMR and mass spectroscopy, synthetic and parallel chemistry, structural biology, molecular modeling, high throughput screening, proteomics and microarray shared facilities.  The Chemistry laboratories are newly renovated, providing an excellent modern workplace for medicinal chemistry.


Synthetic organic chemists looking for strong biological collaborators with outstanding core facilities or industrial synthetic organic chemists looking for a wide open research agenda are encouraged to apply. 



Successful candidates must possess a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry or related areas with preferred experience in molecular recognition and/or bioorganic/synthetic/medicinal chemistry. 



Experience in the design of protein-protein interaction disruptors and/or targeting long non-coding RNA is highly desirable but not required.  


Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor/Member must have at least two years postdoctoral experience.  Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor/Member must have a proven track record of independent federal funding and research and at least five years experience at the Assistant Professor or equivalent level.  Candidates for Full Professor/ Senior Member must have a proven track record of independent research and a national/international reputation in their field and at least five years' experience at the Associate Professor or equivalent level.  Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Moffitt Cancer Center is affiliated with the University of South Florida.  Primary and secondary University appointments are available, as applicable. Candidates from industry are also encouraged to apply, and must demonstrate an exemplary track record in drug discovery.  


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.