Research Development OpportunityJoin as a trainee
The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research is offering undergraduate and graduate students with outstanding research potential the opportunity to work closely with mentors from FNLCR. The Trainee program is designed specifically for students who wish to gain experience in basic, translational and clinical research. Students who are interested in a career in biomedical science are encouraged to apply.
As a student trainee you will be working with a mentor whose lab is pursuing a multi-disciplinary approach to cancer research or infectious diseases. Projects can range from experimental and computational studies of the mechanisms underlying cancer and infectious diseases processes to machine learning applications that enhance the analytical capability of clinical research at NCI and FNLCR. Relevant fields of study include cancer biology, immunology, biochemistry, genetics, engineering, computational science, bioinformatics, and molecular microscopy. You will either assist in an ongoing research project to work collaboratively with the mentor and lab members or devise a new project of mutual interest. The research projects will be aimed at honing your research, technical and analytical skills.
In addition to performing research in selected project, you will have the opportunity to engage in seminars, journal clubs, poster sessions, panel sessions and other student-related activities.
Learn more about the Frederick National Laboratory on our website.
Participating Academic Institutes
There are ten academic institutes participating in our training program: University of Delaware, Georgetown University, Hood College, Howard University, Mount St. Mary's University, Purdue University, University of Maryland, Bowie State University, Shepherd University, and Morehouse School of Medicine.
The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research Trainee appointments are for approximately 10 weeks during the summer term (May through August). This time frame can be flexible, depending on completion of a background check, mentor requirements and student availability.
This is not a paid Trainee program. FNLCR will provide laboratory materials and supplies for this opportunity. However, speak with your institute on stipend availability.
Our laboratories are in several different areas of Maryland. Depending on the laboratory that you have been matched with, travel expense may be incurred (i.e.: gas, ride-share or metro as well as parking fees). Laboratory locations may include Frederick, Gaithersburg, Shady Grove and Bethesda.
To apply for this opportunity, you will need to fill out an application as well as submit your resume and reference letter. If you are a non-US citizen student, there will be additional paperwork. The paperwork includes a letter from your school stating: a) it understands that you will be at the FNLCR for summer Trainee, b) it acknowledges it has taken the necessary steps with the visa office to approve an unpaid Trainee off-campus and c) your visa information for NIH’s Division of International Services (DIS) to clear you for a temporary government badge.