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Chair, Department of Metabolism and Physiology

Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, Florida
Compensation package to include salary, faculty incentive, benefits, relocation, and start-up funds
Closing date
Mar 5, 2023

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 Metabolism field who has exceptional vision and who will serve as a dedicated mentor and leader as Chair of the Department of Metabolism and 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 to understand cancers as dynamic, evolving systems with complex tumor-host interactions, and to use this integrated understanding to identify novel therapeutic vulnerabilities.

The Department of Metabolism and Physiology focuses on the characterization of cancer-related processes in their native state using non-invasive techniques, including intravital microscopy, clinical grade imaging (PET/CT/MRI), in vivo stable isotope tracing, metabolic phenotyping, 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 Associate or 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 Metabolism and Physiology (2-4 pages), and the names of 3 individuals who could provide letters. Applications should be sent to Ms. Susan Raines at

Tampa is a thriving metropolitan city that provides its residents a high quality of life.  The Tampa Bay area ( 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.

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