Moffitt Cancer Center Named A Best Place To Work By Scientist Magazine

December 01, 2009

Tampa, FL Moffitt Cancer Centeris among the “Best Places to Work in Academia,” according to The Scientist magazine.

This is the first time Moffitt has been recognized on the list. Survey participants from Moffitt ranked infrastructure, environment, management and policies as top strengths in the workplace.

“We are honored to be recognized as an extraordinary place for cancer research and education to take place. We are committed to maintaining a dynamic environment for academicians to collaborate and advanceknowledge andtheir careers,” said William S. Dalton, Ph.D., M.D., CEO and center director of Moffitt.

The Scientist magazine provides coverage on the latest developments in life sciences including trends in research, new technology, news, business and careers. This year, the magazine created an online questionnaire for people working in academic institutions from around the world. Respondents were asked to evaluate their working environments on 38 criteria in eight areas.

The magazine received more than 2,350 responses from 119 institutions 94 from the United States. The majority of this year’s respondents came from nonmedical universities or colleges.

Results and this year’s top 40 institutions list can be found in the November issue of The Scientist. Online results, analysis, charts and past surveys can be found at 

About Moffitt Cancer Center

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center  is an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.