What Research Education and Training Provides
Professional Development Series
This collection of optional activities is intended to foster improvement in key skills that each research trainee needs for their career. Through hands-on training with feedback from experienced professionals, participants can learn and practice many complex tasks. Some of our sessions have included the topics, "Writing Effective Abstracts," "Patents and Licensing: Working with the Moffitt Intellectual Property Licensing Team," and "Success with SPIN."
Life Skills Series
This series is focused on learning more about who we are as individuals and how to become better at the things we do every day. Some critical skills are more general, but no less important to your success in life. From communication skills to cybersecurity, a broad variety of topics are covered. A few of these topics we’ve covered are "Your Password is Horrible (and other CyberSecurity tales)," "Communications and Emotional Intelligence," and "Understanding Personality Types (DiSC)."
Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series
There are certain topics in the world of scientific research that are so important that EVERYBODY needs to know about them. This mandatory series of lectures is where you will learn the key aspects of being a "good" researcher. All Moffitt Postdocs must complete at least 8 hours of RCR instruction within the first year of appointment. Throughout the year, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs offers a monthly seminar series covering 12 distinct topics.
Moffitt Scientific Symposium
The Moffitt Scientific Symposium brings together trainees from around the cancer center to present their research in the hopes of building collaborative partnerships. The two-day event includes a lecture from the Moffitt Researcher of the Year, poster sessions, oral presentations, a reception and an award ceremony. This is a highly visible event; usually attended by thousands of Moffitt faculty, administrators, postdocs, staff scientists, students and interns.
Junior Scientist Research Partnership Award
The Junior Scientist Research Partnership Award provides the opportunity for a clinical fellow to collaborate on a research project with a post-doctoral, research scientist or senior lab staff member. Awards will be for $10,000 for a term of eleven months. Generally, funding will begin the first week in November and be completed by the end of October. This opportunity is open to all clinical fellows, post-doctoral fellows, research scientists and senior lab staff.
External Funding Opportunities
Via our internal website, we have external funding opportunities posted and updated on a regular basis for all research scientists, postdocs, students and trainees to browse. The Research Education and Training office offers workshops concentrated on building grant writing skills and familiarity with funding agencies. In conjunction with faculty mentors, RET provides proposal submission assistance and guidance.
If you would like more information about any of these opportunities, send an email to the Research Education and Training team at RET@moffitt.org.