Florida, United States
Date Posted
29 Sep 2024

Visit website

PhD Program
Moffitt Cancer Center/University of South Florida

Cancer Biology Ph.D. graduate student

Florida, United States
29 Sep 2024

NOTE: this position listing has expired and may no longer be relevant!

Position Description

The Ph.D. Program in Cancer Biology is a collaborative effort between the University of South Florida and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center designed to prepare young scientists to meet the future challenges of cancer research. The program was founded in 2000 and embraces the concept that curing cancer is based on two challenges: unraveling the molecular and biological basis for tumor development and devising new detection and treatment approaches based on those discoveries. To meet these challenges, the program provides an integrated curriculum that incorporates training in multiple disciplines encompassing immunology, cancer genetics, cell and molecular biology, signal transduction, drug discovery, functional genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, chemistry and translational cancer therapies.

Students begin research during the first semester, typically rotating through 2-3 laboratories before selecting a Major Professor. Formal course work is usually completed by the end of the first academic year. Most students complete the qualifying examinations by the spring semester of their second year. Past graduates have earned their Ph.D. degree within 4 to 5 years of entering the program.

The application deadline for Fall admission is January 15 for all applicants. Applications must be received on or before the deadline to be considered for the Fall semester Applicants are required to have at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a college or university of recognized standing. All applicants should possess a strong background in the biological, chemical and physical sciences. Evaluation for admission is based on previous academic record, letters of recommendation, scores on the GRE and TOEFL (if applicable) and acquired research experience.

How to Apply

Complete an on-line application: NOTE: The college code is AS. The major code is Cancer Biology, CNB. The degree code is PH.D. Supporting documents are uploaded to the on-line application and should include: 1. A CV or resume. 2. Self-Reported GPA worksheet, available from Office of Graduate Studies on the University of South Florida's website under "Graduate Admission Forms" from the "Forms" drop down menu at the top of the Graduate School home page. This does not apply to international students. 3. A photocopy of unofficial scores from ETS, for departmental use. 4. One copy of all transcripts; these may be unofficial at this time. If accepted into the Program official transcripts will need to be mailed by colleges directly to the University at a later date. 5. Three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your research, academic or professional performance and abilities; you will provide the recomenders’ emails in the on-line application and the Graduate School will contact them. The writers should use official letterhead and provide their contact information at the bottom of the letters; they will upload the letter directly to your application. These may be mailed by the individuals directly to the Program if the recommender prefers. 6. A statement of purpose (no more than 2 pages) that explains why you are interested in the program and how your education, training and research experience have prepared you for the Cancer Biology Program. This should be on plain white paper (no form). Arrange to have ETS send official GRE (5828) and TOEFL (5828-99) scores

Position Category: Medical & Biological Sciences and Featured. Position Type: PhD Program. Salary: €20'000 - €30'000.