1. Applied Postdoctoral Fellow – Integrated Mathematical Oncology

Dr. Jeffrey West’s group

Postdoctoral Fellow – Integrated mathematical oncology: agent-based modeling of hematologic cancers

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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 strive to be the leader in understanding the complexity of cancer through team science and applying those insights for human benefits. Every Team Member of Moffitt focuses on our lasting commitment to our mission: To contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

Applications are sought for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow to work under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey West on inter-disciplinary projects involving agent-based modeling approaches to understand clonal hematopoiesis and hematologic cancers. We are seeking a talented scientist with a PhD and background in applied mathematics, computational biology or similar discipline to work within the unique, multi-disciplinary, and collaborative environment of the Integrated Mathematical Oncology (IMO) department. IMO participates in various integrative projects with mathematicians, evolutionary biologist, experimentalists, and clinical oncologists to develop analytical and predictive approaches to cancer treatment.


Please complete the application found here. Please also include a cover letter, describing why you’d like to join the lab, and how your scientific interests and abilities align with the themes of the proposed project (agent-based modeling, blood cancers, evolutionary dynamics, cancer modeling, etc)..

  • Cover letter
  • CV / resume

Position Highlights:

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. Clinical, data-driven projects with an opportunity to work closely with oncologists in Malignant Hematology. Successful candidate will be encouraged and supported to apply for training grants.

The Ideal Candidate:

Experience in constructing agent-based models of biological systems, with a preference for experience in cancer modeling. Good communication skills (oral, written) with publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Creative, independent, and motivated individuals with ability to contribute to team-science projects. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to program (Java/Python/Matlab), visualize, and analyze data.


Conduct independent scientific research in mathematical and computational modeling. Communicate the results of scientific projects clearly (oral, written communication). Meet with lab group leader and/or lab members frequently. Build collaboration relationships across scientific disciplines to promote a collaborative research environment.

Credentials and Qualifications:

MD or PhD in applied mathematics, computational biology, or other computational disciplines. Should have at least one first author publication.

The IMO is housed within the H. Lee Moffitt Comprehensive Cancer Center which is a modern facility on the University of South Florida Campus that conducts research on various aspects of Cancer Biology with emphasis on translational research. Research environment includes state of the art modern core facilities and access to experimental and clinical data.

You will be eligible for benefits offered to our Team Members – Moffitt Postdocs are provided free employee-only Medical and eligible for Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Retirement, Parental Leave, and more. With a move to Tampa, you may be eligible for relocation allowance. Reason 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 with unique cultural attractions, and a high quality of life. We strive for work/life balance.