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Who can become a Research Trainee?

  • Any student who is currently in high school.
  • Any students currently enrolled in a two- or four-year degree-granting institution but have not yet received their bachelor’s degree.
  • Any students that have completed their bachelor’s degree but are currently in their gap year. They can be on their way to professional school, a master’s program, or a PhD program.

Not sure if you qualify? Reach out to our office.

What roles are available?

Research Trainee -  A student who will be performing a structured research project under the mentorship of a Moffitt faculty member.

Wet Lab - A lab environment that deals with chemicals, cultures, etc. to draw conclusions.

  • Examples at Moffitt include the following departments:
    • Cancer Physiology
    • Drug Discovery
    • Immunology
    • Molecular Biology
    • Tumor Biology

Dry Lab -  A lab environment that uses computational elements and data collection to draw conclusions.

  • Examples at Moffitt include the following departments:
    • Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
    • Integrated Mathematical Oncology
    • Machine Learning
    • Cancer Epidemiology
    • Health Outcomes and Behavior

How can you become a Research Trainee?

Moffitt does not provide placement services for potential trainees. Students are required to reach out to potential mentors based on their own interests. Search our Research section for mentors and get better acquainted with their work. Once the student gains approval to join the lab, their mentor reaches out to our office. We will send the appropriate application directly to the student. Please do not submit an application without having a mentor, we will not be able to process it. After the application is received and approved, the student is put into contact with Human Resources who will collect all required documentation. Our onboarding process takes at least four weeks to complete and depends largely on how quickly the paperwork is received from the applicant.

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Become a Research Trainee