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Students and Trainees

Toxicology provides many career opportunities for those seeking a profession that is innovative, science-based, and helps protect the health of humans, animals, and the environment. SOT encourages all individuals with a passion for biology, chemistry, immunology, pharmacology, and other related studies to explore becoming a toxicologist.

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Academic and Postdoctoral Toxicology Programs and Websites
The Society of Toxicology maintains a list of academic and postdoctoral education programs, as a resource for individuals considering a graduate degree or postdoctoral position in toxicology.
Supplemental Training for Education Program
This pilot program enables outstanding doctoral students to pursue training in identified areas of professional/scientific development that are necessary for them to achieve their career goals, but are outside the immediate scope of their graduate training and research program.
Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students with any interest in learning more about toxicology are encouraged to sign up—for free!—for the Society’s Undergraduate Student Affiliate Program, which provides students with access to a variety of information, including:

  • Opportunities such as travel and poster awards related to SOT Regional Chapter meetings;
  • Summer research programs;
  • Toxicology-related activities on campuses;
  • Discussions on the Undergraduate Affiliate ToXchange community;
  • And more!

Annual Meeting and ToxExpo

Undergraduate students may request an SOT Annual Meeting and Tox Expo registration fee waiver by completing a meeting Registration Form and sending it with a copy of their student ID to the attention of Jim Dailey, Meeting Registrar, via email or fax: 703.438.3113.

SOT has a number of awards aimed a supporting student travel and lodging and access to special activities at the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. Information on these awards is available in the Awards and Funding area of the website.

The Undergraduate Education Program at the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo is hosted by the Committee for Diversity Initiatives. The full program from Saturday before the meeting starts through Monday is for students selected for Minority and Undergraduate Travel Awards. Any undergraduate student registering for the SOT Annual Meeting can sign up on the meeting registration form for the Sunday portion of the Program until all places are filled. This Sunday program includes introductory toxicology lectures, special sessions to learn more about applying for graduate school and being successful in graduate school, and the opportunity to meet one-on-one with directors of academic toxicology programs.

ToxScholar Outreach Grants

Students are encouraged to invite SOT members to make presentations at their universities and institutions. SOT supports this activity through its ToxScholar Outreach Grants, which provide funding and travel support for toxicologists to visit undergraduate students.

About Toxicology

The ToxLearn Module I: “Introduction to Toxicology and Dose Response” is a National Library of Medicine resource developed in conjunction with the SOT Education Committee. ToxLearn is a multimodule online learning tool that provides an introduction to toxicology for users who have some familiarity with biology and chemistry.