Moffitt Cancer Center – Why Work For Us?

Moffitt Cancer Center was established in 1981 by the Florida Legislature to address the state’s cancer burden. The center was named after H. Lee Moffitt, former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. In 1977, H. Lee Moffitt lost three friends to cancer – each of whom had to seek sophisticated cancer treatment outside of Florida. Out of Moffitt’s sadness was born a resolve that would direct his next 35 years. He drove the legislation that established a cancer center in Tampa, and is the impetus behind our name and mission. Thanks to him, and to each of our team members, we’re closer to a cure with every step.

  • 1981: Florida establishes a cancer center
  • 1983: The hospital breaks ground
  • 1984: Incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation
  • 1986: Moffitt Cancer Center opens
  • 1995: Moffitt Research Center opens
  • 1998: Moffitt receives NCI Core Grant Award
  • 2001: Awarded NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • 2003: Total Cancer Care® established
  • 2006: M2Gen established
  • 2011: Moffitt at International Plaza opens
  • 2013: Groundbreaking for new outpatient facility on McKinley Campus


It starts with research, which is done differently here than most anywhere else in the world. Along with conducting more clinical studies than any other hospital in Florida, Moffitt has a culture in which physicians and scientists come together in one place – exploring new discoveries that quickly and directly benefit the people we treat. And by participating in clinical trials, patients also help make a difference in the lives of others. This team approach is leading to the latest therapies, treatments and technology. Most importantly, it’s improving outcomes and uncovering new cures. 

But research and medical care are only part of the story that makes us who we are – because we’re not just treating cancer, we’re treating people.At Moffitt, treatment plans aren’t simply designed for a specific cancer by one doctor. They’re designed for individual patients and their families by a team of experts who specialize in that cancer type and work together to identify the best strategy based on each person’s unique condition.

Collaboration is the energy that drives us. Having a dedicated team behind each patient gives them the best chance for beating cancer, along with the strength and hope that are so important along the way.

No benefit is greater than making a difference in the lives of patients and their families. But Moffitt works hard to show our appreciation for each of our team members who help bring our mission to life every day. As a leader in the fight against cancer and world-class organization, we offer excellent compensation as well as a comprehensive, competitive benefits package to all eligible employees. And because we understand that no two people are alike, you’re free to choose the benefits that best match you and your family’s needs.

  • Medical Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Company-Provided Basic Term Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Moffitt Child Development Center (Day Care)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plan
  • Educational Assistance

Every career at Moffitt Cancer Center shares the same description: fighting cancer. With the best and brightest minds in science and medicine, we’re working together to even the odds and deliver the highest level of care. And because of the dedication of each of our more than 4,500 employees, we’re not just providing patients with their best chance for beating cancer – we’ve also been voted one of Tampa Bay’s Top Workplaces for 2014.

Additionally, Moffitt embraces diversity. It is an essential component to our mission that we value, support and celebrate everyone’s uniqueness. We welcome people from all walks of life, so that our research into how cancer affects all races and genders can help give us a robust body of knowledge about the individual risk factors various people face.

We wake up each day with the mission in mind, ready to do everything possible to help people overcome this disease. And we never give up or stop believing that what we do matters – to patients, their families and to the world waiting for a cure.

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    People care. Large institution with promotional opportunities.


    Moffitt Management doesn't make enough effort to understand the research needs of some faculty.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your researchers and stop taking ALL of their fiscal rights for patenting. A healthy start-up culture for your employees of such high intelligence is crucial to the success of the hospital as a business.

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    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, FL).


    Very long interview process... frustrating ... Everything looks tremendous slow!! ( Lazy employees ? :( ) Do not recommend to work with such slow environment. slow interview, slow processing, slow reply, slow response, slow work environment, everything looks very very slow... thumbs down!

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Top Workplaces in Tampa Bay , Top Workplaces, 2014
Top 75 Places to Work iin Tampa Bay , Top Workplaces, 2012
Top 70 Workplaces in Tampa Bay , Top Workplaces, 2011
Top Workplaces in Tampa Bay , Top Workplaces, 2010
Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT , ComputerWorld, 2009
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Additional Info

Headquarters Tampa, FL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1984
Type Hospital
Industry Health Care
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Since 1986, Moffitt Cancer Center’s mission has been to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. And today, our work is transforming the way the disease is treated and perceived across the globe. Based in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt is the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – one of only 41 in the nation. This means we’re making a worldwide impact on ... More

Mission: To contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer

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    Moffitt Cancer Center will be hosting a Nursing Career Fair on Saturday, March 21. You will have a chance to meet with managers, learn about the specialty of oncology nursing and the Nurse Residency Program, and tour the facility. Target audience: BSN Registered Nurses with 2 years of experience, BSN New graduate nurses with 0 to 1 year of experience, MSN - Advanced Practice Professionals. Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience Required: BSN and BLS certification. For more information and to pre-register, please visit