Open Rank, Tenure-earning Faculty Position – Department of BioEngineering
Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Location: Tampa, Florida
Type: Full Time
Salary: based in years in rank
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Whole Person Benefit Packages | Relocation Assistance |Start-Up Packages & Research Incentive Plans
The new Department of BioEngineering at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant, Associate or Senior Member/Full Professor. Research should be strongly grounded in the Physical Sciences, Mathematics, or Engineering. Applicants can complement or build on current strengths in biofabrication, imaging, and 3D cancer models. Specific topics of interest include organoids, tissue engineering, organoid assembly, genetic engineering, tissue-level characterization, microfluids, microsystems, soft-matter, biomaterials, hydrogels, robotics, biofabrication, and advanced microscopy.
Ample laboratory space to conduct independent research.
Moffitt provides a highly collaborative environment emphasizing cancer research with clinical impact and providing extensive support through institutional core facilities, including a state-of-the-art microscopy center.
The BioEngineering department benefits from interactions between cancer biologists, mathematical oncologists, and clinicians to elucidate cancer biology and translate basic science advances for the benefit of the patients.
The Ideal Candidate:
Will engage in research that benefits the patient population at Moffitt.
Will have a track record of collaboration and should describe a research plan to develop new systems and translate aspects of their work to the clinic (bench to bedside).
Will have research projects that focus on the molecular mechanisms of cancer and their effects on the tumor microenvironment, cancer progression and metastasis.
Should have research portfolios that align with the goals of the cancer center to develop programs in BioEngineering, cancer metabolism, RNA biology, tumor evolution, and immunology.
Develop and sustain an independent research program in BioEngineering that complements and extends the Department's existing strengths.
Contribute to developing a BioEngineering PhD Program, training postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and communicating with both the scientific and lay community.
Generate IP and establish relationships with industry and biotech.
Credentials and Qualifications:
PhD or MD/PhD degree, suitable doctoral and postdoctoral training in BioEngineering or related fields, and an outstanding track record of top-tier publications.
Candidates with demonstrated strength in any area of BioEngineering will be considered, but the level of appointment will be based on the applicant’s record of accomplishments and/or research plans.
Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, their Curriculum Vitae, a synopsis of their past and current research programs (2-4 pages), and the names of 3 individuals who could provide letters of reference to Dr. W. Gregory Sawyer, Chair of the Department of BioEngineering at Moffitt, via e-mail to Susan.Raines@Moffitt.org.
Tampais a thriving metropolitan city that provides its residents a high quality of life. The Tampa Bay area (https://www.visittampabay.com/) has become a hub for ground-breaking research, welcoming individuals from around the globe. This diverse city is engulfed with rich culture, year-round activities for all, beautiful beaches, amazing cuisine, and so much more.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Moffitt 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. Moffitt seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
Moffitt Cancer Center has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance one step further in fighting this disease. We are proud to be Florida's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and to have earned Magnet Status from the American Nurses Credential Center.
At Moffitt, we come face-to-face with courage every day. And it inspires us to do things differently - to bring greater hope to every patient we serve. It’s why we’ve been named one of the top places to work in the Tampa Bay area time and time again.
• Recognized Top Workplace for 2022
• Competitive Salaries
• Comprehensive wellness programs
• Whole person benefits
• Education assistance
• Family support services
• Relocation Assistance, for those who qualify