Applied Postdoctoral Fellow – Cancer Epidemiology

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7230700 (Ref:hlj_52683)

Posted: March 22, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Applied Postdoctoral Fellow – Cancer Epidemiology

The Schabath Lab is one the first epidemiology labs to conduct AI-based research to develop and validate image-based biomarkers in the cancer care continuum.


Position Highlights:

  • Conduct innovative and translation cancer research in a highly productive and collaborative team setting.
  • Fellows will have access to large and diverse existing datasets that includes structured and unstructured data; You will be encouraged to develop your own independent research projects.
  • Outstanding mentorship from expert faculty with wide-ranging funded research.
  • Moffitt integrates excellent patient care with cutting-edge population, clinical, and basic science research. Having a cancer hospital on-site provides unique opportunities for translational research.
  • You will be encouraged and supported to publish your research and apply for grants.


The Ideal Candidate:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to work independently and with collaborators.
  • Strong quantitative skills in the areas of machine learning and deep learning
  • Strong programming skills (e.g., Matlab, C/C++, Python, R, etc.,) for modeling and data analysis.
  • Knowledge in population sciences/cancer epidemiology is desired, but not required.



  • Design and conduct studies to train, validate, and test clinically relevant models using Artificial intelligence (AI), biostatistical, and bioinformatic methods.  
  • Develop scientific writing and presentation skills; write research abstracts, reports, and scientific publications.
  • Present research results to the Moffitt scientific community and at national or international scientific meetings.


Credentials and Qualifications:

  • PhD or MD in computer sciences, bioengineering, bioinformatics, biostatistics, or a related computational discipline is required.
  • Excellent programming skills and written communication skills.


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 send a single PDF file that includes i) a cover letter summarizing their research training, accomplishments, and scientific interests and goals, ii) current CV with all publications, abstracts, and funding (if applicable), iii) and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Matthew Schabath ([email protected]) and apply online.

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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Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
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