Company:  Confidential

Job Title: PostDoc in AI for Drug Discovery & Molecular Signatures in Cancer, Tampa FL

Job Number: 55550

Location: Tampa, FL, US

Job Description

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.   

Our Molecular AI Group in the Machine Learning Department at Moffitt, led by Dr. Aleksandra Karolak, combines multidisciplinary and multiscale approaches from the fields of computational chemistry, biology, machine learning and other subfields of AI, to advance cancer research. We collaborate with the departments of gastrointestinal oncology, molecular medicine/drug discovery and many others. We also actively collaborate with the extramural oncology centers and academic institutions.

We seek a creative and motivated postdoctoral researchers with background in molecular interactions and machine learning. Our current projects focus on applications and development of AI models to drug design (top-down/optimization and bottom-up/FBDD approaches), DNA/proteins mutations, molecular interactions and signatures. If your background overlaps  – we encourage you to apply. We also encourage fellows interested in PhD in Cancer Biology to reach out to us.

The position offers vibrant and interactive work environment in the Quantitative Science Division and results will bring value beyond the community of Moffitt patients. 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. 

To learn more about the exciting work being done visit:

The Ideal Candidate:
·       High motivation and desire to be part of multidisciplinary group, good work ethics.
·       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
·       Documented experience with machine learning concepts, tools, and applications.
·       High proficiency with at least one of the programming languages and statistical packages.
·       Deep knowledge and documented expierence with processing of biological data sources and databases (e.g., various omics data, drug libraries)
·       Documented experience with concepts underlying structure, folding, interactions between proteins, DNA, and/or small molecules.
·       Preferable experience in modeling of biomolecules, AI-enabled interaction networks, and AI-aided drug design.
·       Preferable knowledge of cancer biology.
·       Experience with extraction, handling, and processing of large data sets.
·       Data preparation, organization, and analysis.
·       Development of new and tuning of existing models and analytical approaches.
·       Presentation of data and results in a clear and concise manner.
·       Active participation in the group meetings and meetings with the collaborating teams.
·       Ability to work with the team and independently.
·       Supervision of undergraduate and graduate students.
·       Preparation of grant applications, publications, and presentations.
·       Meeting project goals.
Credentials and Qualifications:
·       Ph.D. degree and research experience in the fields of machine learning, computer science in biomedical applications or related field of study.
·       At least one first-author publication.
Interested applicants should submit a current CV with recent publications, a cover letter summarizing their research training and accomplishments, and contact information for three references to Dr. Karolak ([Please click the Apply button for the link or email]).
Moffitt Postdocs are provided with Medical (Moffitt covers premium for team member) effective upon start date and eligible for Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Retirement, Parental Leave and more. You may be eligible for relocation asssitance per policy. Reason to relocate, 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.

Application Deadline: 2023-10-21


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