Obesity and Cancer Applied Postdoctoral Fellow

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7252239 (Ref:76971)

Posted: June 5, 2024

Job Description

At Moffitt Cancer Center, we strive to be the leader in understanding the complexity of cancer and applying these insights to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Our diverse team of over 9,000 are dedicated to serving our patients and creating a workspace where every individual is recognized and appreciated. For this reason, Moffitt has been recognized on the 2023 Forbes list of America’s Best Large Employers and America’s Best Employers for Women, Computerworld magazine’s list of 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology, DiversityInc Top Hospitals & Health Systems and continually named one of the Tampa Bay Time’s Top Workplace. Additionally, Moffitt is proud to have earned the prestigious Magnet® designation in recognition of its nursing excellence. Moffitt is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, and the leading cancer hospital in both Florida and the Southeast. We are a top 10 nationally ranked cancer center by Newsweek and have been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999.
Working at Moffitt is both a career and a mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Join our committed team and help shape the future we envision.

Summary

Obesity and Cancer Applied Postdoctoral Fellow

The Carson Research Group (CRG), led by Dr. Tiffany Carson, is part of the Division of Population Science, Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior at Moffitt Cancer Center. The CRG conducts research that focuses on cancer risk reduction and reducing racial disparities in obesity and cancer.

The mission of the CRG is to help all people live longer, healthier lives. Our goal is to reduce racial health disparities by establishing innovative bio-behavioral approaches for obesity treatment and chronic disease prevention. The CRG also supports the mentoring and career development of scholars and staff members who are committed to health disparities and health equity research.

For more information about the CRG, please visit carson.moffitt.org.

 

Position Highlights:

  • This fellowship offers a personalized, tailored training experience in obesity and cancer research.
  • You will have opportunities to receive training in a range of research-related areas.
  • Manuscript writing and publication is supported and encouraged.
  • Moffitt integrates excellent patient care with cutting-edge clinical and basic research. Having a cancer hospital on-site provides unique opportunities for translational research.
  • Outstanding mentorship from expert faculty with wide-ranging funded research programs including T32 Training Grants.
  • You will be encouraged and supported to apply for training grants.

 

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Possesses strong scientific writing ability
  • Has experience managing and analyzing biomedical data

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with completion (e.g., participant enrollment, data collection) for a large research study
  • Lead and assist with scientific manuscript writing

 

Credentials and Qualifications:

  • PhD in Health Behavior, Epidemiology, Nutrition, Health Promotion, or other similar public health related fields is required
  • Should have at least one first Author publication

 

Moffitt Postdocs are provided with Medical Insurance (Moffitt covers premium for team members) effective upon start date and eligible for Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Retirement, Parental Leave and more. You may be eligible for relocation assistance per policy. Reasons to relocate, aside from the sunshine, beaches and year-round outdoor recreation associated with the Gulf Coast of Florida, Tampa is a thriving metropolitan city, which 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. We strive for work/life balance.

 

If you have the vision, passion, and dedication to contribute to our mission,

then we have a place for you.

 

How to Apply: Interested applicants should apply online, send a single PDF file that includes a cover letter summarizing their research training and accomplishments, a personal statement of scientific interests and goals, current CV with recent publications, and contact information for three references to [email protected] .

 

 

 

 



Mission To create a Moffitt culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as we strive to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Vision To advance and accelerate a culture of access, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is a priority at Moffitt and is meant "to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion as we contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer." The Enterprise Equity Department focuses its efforts on eliminating those obstacles to an individual’s ability to exist within their personal comfort zone at the cancer center. Everyone is important to meeting this priority. Addressing and responding to diversity and inclusion fosters an environment where mutual respect for diverse cultures, communication styles, languages, customs, beliefs, values, traditions, experiences and other ways in which we identify ourselves, is the expectation.


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Job posting number:#7252239 (Ref:76971)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa,Florida
United States
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