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Chair, Department of Cancer Physiology

Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, Florida
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 20, 2022
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Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute is proud to be Florida’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center located in Tampa. We are seeking an outstanding investigator in the cancer physiology field and leader as Chair of the Department of Cancer Physiology. The expertise of the Applicant should be evident in top-tier publications, an established stature in the cancer biology field, extramural funding and a creative profile of innovative research programs that ideally would complement ongoing high-profile research currently conducted by department members in the areas of signal transduction, genetic and epigenetic control and oncogenesis.

The Department of Cancer Physiology focuses on the characterization of cancer-related processes in their native state through the use of non-invasive techniques, including intravital microscopy, clinical grade imaging (PET/CT/MRI), and ex vivo live microscopy and metabolomics. Research in the department investigates complex networks (metabolic, signaling) within living cells, complex cell-cell interactions within organoids or tumors, and complex interactions between tumor and stroma in experimental animals and human tumor tissue samples.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D., qualify for faculty appointment as Senior Member/Full Professor and possess demonstrated leadership and administrative skills. The generous recruitment package includes a highly competitive salary, a large laboratory start-up fund, an endowed chair, ample laboratory space, a stimulating and highly collegial environment and several junior faculty positions. The Moffitt Cancer Center is affiliated with the University of South Florida and university appointments are also available, as deemed appropriate. 

Questions regarding the position should be directed to: Dr. Elsa R. Flores, Associate Center Director, Basic Science, via e-mail to  Review of applications will begin immediately.


To apply, visit our website and refer to requisition number 53325.


Qualified applicants should attach a cover letter, their Curriculum Vitae, a synopsis of their past, current, and proposed future research programs, a vision for the Department of Cancer Physiology (2-4 pages), and the names of 3 individuals who could provide letters. Applications should be sent to Ms. Susan Raines at

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.

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