Obesity and Cancer Applied Postdoctoral Fellow

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7252629 (Ref:hlj_53827)

Posted: June 5, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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



  • 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:#7252629 (Ref:hlj_53827)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
United States
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