PhD research positions in the Truman Lab
Q. I am interested in doing a PhD in the Truman Lab. What do I need to do?
A. Please email us at with any enquiries. Please summarize your previous experience and reason for selecting the Truman Lab. Students with molecular lab experience are highly sought.
Q. Will I get paid during my PhD?
A. YES! Depending on the funding level of the Truman Lab, the student will be paid either from a Teaching Assistant (TA) position or Research Assistant (RA) position. The amount paid is continuing to improve over time. Please contact Dr. Truman for current info on this.
Q. How long does a PhD at UNC Charlotte take?
A. The average is 4.5-5 years.
Q. How do I apply to the program?
Undergraduate research positions in the Truman Lab
Undergraduate students, particularly honors students are invited to join the lab on a variety of exciting cancer-related projects.
Q. I am interested in doing undergraduate research in the Truman Lab. What do I need to do?
A. Please email us at with any enquiries. Please let us know your year of study (Freshman etc), your future career goals and current Biology GPA.
Q. What opportunities are there?
A. Students typically initially sign up for BIOL3900, which allows students to receive credit for research in the lab. Later on, students can also sign up for the Honors Program (BIOL4700/4701). Students who want to sign up for BIOL4700 should have completed at least one semester of BIOL3900 in the Truman Lab.
Q. When is an ideal time to start undergraduate research?
A. We recommend starting around sophomore year. Students often stay multiple semesters to build up a research project.
Q. Can I work over the Summer in the Truman Lab?
A. Yes! Several opportunities are available. The OUR and REU programs provide over $5000 to work over summer in the lab on research projects. Please see here: