Course & Academic Resources
Conferences, Lectures & Seminars
- MIT Hacking Medicine’s “Grand Hack” Healthcare Hackathon
- Problem Solving Workshop on Systems Modelling in the Pharmaceutical Industry
- Call for Applications: Yale Summer Bioethics Program
- Medtech Boston Information Source and Calendar of Events
- MIT Global Health & Medical
Humanities Initiative Events
- Brainmap Seminars
- Cures Within Reach for Cancer (CWR4C) - Summer Internships
- MISTI - Summer Internship Opportunity in India
- Apply for a Funded PKG Fellowship for Summer 2020!
- MathWorks Graduate Student Summit
- "Algorithms Office Hours" Initiative
- Tax Workshops for Students and Scholars (Pending any change)
- Pfizer Summer Student Worker Program 2020 in Mathematical Modeling & Simulation
- Flagship Pioneering - Summer Fellowship
- Announcing the 2019-2020 Benjamin Siegel Prize
- Microsoft Healthcare Summer Internship Openings
- MIT Science Policy Review Seeking Writers
- Office of Graduate Education - Fellowship Workshops & Financial Literacy Resources
- Graduate Community Fellows Positions
- MIT Graduate Student Roadmap
- International Students Office Newsletter
- OGE & ICEO - Diversity Newsletters
- MIT Graduate Assistance Information Network (GAIN)
- MIT Connect
- MIT Spouses & Partners Connect
- MIT Language Conversation Exchange
- Peer2Peer Student Support Service
- Let's Chat Program
- Community Service Weekly Bulletin
- NIH Funded Postdoc Training for Underrepresented and Minority PhD Students
- The Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship
- Machine Learning Scientist (ECG Signal Processing) - Philips Research
- Trammel Therapeutics - Bioinformatics Position
- Tenure Track Faculty Position - California State University, Long Beach
- Insight Fellows Programs
- LabShares Newton
- Training Opportunities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- IIE EU - U.S. Education Cooperation for Researchers
Career & Financial Guidance Programs
- McKinsey & Company: 2020 Positions
- MIT Alumni Advisors Hub - Advising Opportunity for MIT Students
- Upcoming MIT Career Fairs
- GeniusMesh Job Search Platform
- MIT's iGrad Financial Literacy
& Career Resources Portal
- Graduate Student Career Events
Website, Calendar & Mailing List
- CAPD Versatile PhD Resource Tool
- MIT CareerBridge
HST Community Notices
LOGAN AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE (MARCH 14 - 17)
The Parking and Transportation office is providing a free shuttle service to Logan Airport starting on Saturday the 14th – Tuesday the 17th at scheduled departure times. Advanced reservations are required.
Please visit the Parking and Transportation website reservations page to reserve a seat. All reservations will be processed via the web site.
Shuttles will depart from the Kresge parking lot at the scheduled times. Please make sure you arrive on time as the shuttles need to maintain the posted scheduled departures. The normal trip to Logan Airport is about a half-hour, however you should allow up to an hour as traffic, construction, and airport security delays should be expected.
UPDATE YOUR STUDENT DIRECTORY PROFILE ON THE HST WEBSITE
The HST website now has a searchable student profile directory (restricted to HST students, faculty and staff). We hope this will be a great resource for students to connect over research interests, shared hobbies, questions about lab search, etc. All students have a skeleton profile with name, start year, degree program and school email address, other available fields are opt in. Please consider logging on via Touchstone and updating your profile (available fields include: photo, personal email, personal website, PI, research interest keywords, hometown, hobbies, and more!)
SAVE-THE-DATE: 2020 HST GRADUATION CELEBRATION! (PENDING ANY CHANGE)
HST Graduation Celebration
- Wednesday, May 27, 2020
- MIT Media Lab, E14, 6th floor
Please mark your calendars for the HST Graduation Celebration! All members of the community are invited to celebrate with our graduating students. More details to come in the spring for our expected graduates and the community. We look forward to seeing you there.
HST "REPORTERS" REQUESTED
We are always looking for fun photos of our students and community members doing things in groups (MEMP cohort hiking Acadia, MD’s during ICM in a hallway with hairnets, group striking a pose during public service events, etc…) If you are willing to share photos send them to hst-adms-team [at] mit.edu, you could be HST famous appearing on web pages, brochures or bulletin boards!
We are also looking for leads on interesting HST community stories. Leads on stories can be sent to hst-news [at] mit.edu and could become HST News Stories, Spotlights or more! For some examples of past highlights see https://hst.mit.edu/news-events, https://hst.mit.edu/students/student-spotlights and https://hst.mit.edu/alumni/alumni-spotlights.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD – HST!
Are you traveling for any of the following reasons?
- Giving a talk
- Visiting your alma mater
Can you help promote HST by talking to prospective students?
Contact Laurie Ward (laurie [at] mit.edu (l)aurie [at] mit.edu) for talking points and promotional materials to distribute.
Course & Academic Resources
UPCOMING GUEST LECTURES - HST.576 - TOPICS IN NEURAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
Here is info for upcoming guest lectures in Dr. Emery Brown's class - open to everyone even if not registered in the class!
All of the remaining class lectures will be virtual. All of the instructions for how to join will be updated at the following link each week: https://bit.ly/2Qbmz5T
We are still holding the guest lectures next week (Week of march 16th) even though MIT has cancelled classes, but it will be optional for any students registered in the class.
Anastasia Yendiki, PhD, Assistant Professor in Radiology, HMS, MGH
Probing the wiring of the brain with diffusion MRI
- Monday, March 16, 2020
- Virtual - see instructions here: https://bit.ly/2Qbmz5T
- 9:30-11 am EDT
Abstract: Diffusion-weighted MRI encodes information on the direction of the diffusion of water molecules in the intensity of the acquired images. In the brain, this allows us to infer the local orientation of white-matter axon bundles, and to derive measures that are thought to reflect their microstructural properties. These measures have been used to study the brain in healthy development and aging, as well as in various neurological and psychiatric conditions. In this talk I will introduce the basic principles of diffusion MRI, common approaches to modeling the diffusion MRI signal, and typical analyses performed on the data to probe macroanatomy or microstructure. I will also discuss limitations of the current methodology and future prospects.
Bio: My background is in statistical signal and image processing. I received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering: Systems from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where I worked on inverse problems in tomographic reconstruction for nuclear imaging under the supervision of Jeff Fessler. As a postdoctoral research fellow at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedigal Imaging, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, I trained in functional and diffusion-weighted MRI. I received an NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence award, which led to the development of TRACULA, the diffusion-weighted MRI analysis stream in FreeSurfer, under the supervision of Bruce Fischl. I am now on the faculty at the Martinos Center and a member of the Laboratory for Computational Neuroimaging (LCN), continuing to develop publicly available, open-source algorithms for studying white-matter anatomy in health and disease.
Ali Yousefi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Worcester Polytechnic University
The Analysis of Dynamical, Functional Neural Circuits through Global Coherence
- Wednesday, March 18, 2020
- Virtual - see instructions here: https://bit.ly/2Qbmz5T
- 9:30-11 am EDT
Abstract: Characterizing functional interactions or functional connectivity between brain areas over multiple spatio-temporal scales can significantly advance our understanding of brain function. Over the last two decades, many methods have been developed to assess functional connectivity and its mapping to cognition for diverse modalities of neural recordings. Most of these techniques focus at the level of individual neurons for spiking data or pair-wise channels of local field potentials to characterize the dynamics of neural representations. However, our new understanding of neural function and computation has moved toward a more integrative view, based upon the coordinated activity of multiple neural populations across brain areas. This suggests that the statistical power of inferences made from the neural activity of individual neurons or a limited number of brain areas falls short. To address these limitations, we propose a new statistical framework for identifying and tracking the dynamics of coordinated rhythmic functional neural networks based on a state-space global coherence (SSGCoh) model. The SSGCoh takes advantage of a few key assumptions about neural functional connectivity networks to substantially increase the statistical power of inferences made from associated high-dimensional neural data. Through this talk, I will discuss these assumptions and theoretical foundations behind SSCGoh. I will present our preliminary modeling result to study the dynamics of Global Coherence (GCoh) in neural data and show inference procedures and estimation algorithms based on SSGCoh models.
Bio: Ali Yousefi is the Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Neuroscience at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Before joining WPI, he was an Instructor at Harvard Medical School (HMS), Department of Psychiatry. Ali received his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. He completed his postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurosurgery, also Boston University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Ali’s research focuses on developing methodological solutions to problems concerning neuroscience data analysis. In his research, he has worked to integrate methodologies related to signal processing, statistical inference, model identification, stochastic modeling, optimization, and control theory to develop more appropriate tools and techniques for analysis of diverse forms of neural and other physiological signals. His research will contribute to fundamental basic neuroscience, where the goal is to better understand brain function; it is also crucial in clinical applications such as neural prostheses, where the aim is to retrieve healthy brain dynamics. Ali has an extensive industry experience, where he was the Lead Scientist at Neurbale, a leading BCI company. He was also a Senior Neuroscientist and Computational Modeler at Kernel Co. He has multiple US patents and is the recipient of the best paper award from the IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, 2011.
HST.590 SCHEDULE OF LECTURES & COURSE EVENTS (PENDING ANY CHANGE)
Topics in Product Development and Health Care Policy
- April 2, 2020: Brian Winey and Harald Paganetti - MGH Software Development; Jonathan Jackson - CEO, Dimagi Inc.
- April 9, 2020: Amy Winslow - President, BioPorto Diagnostics; Kate Rumrill - CEO, Ablative Solutions
- April 16, 2020: Muhammad Zaman - Professor, BU Biomedical Engineering and International Health, Op-ed contributor to Huffington Post
- April 23, 2020: Ashley Mateus - VP, Akili Interactive; HST Alumna
UPCOMING EVENTS FROM THE TEACHING + LEARNING LAB (TLL)
Information about upcoming workshops for graduate students and postdocs can be found here.
If you have any questions about programs and resources available to graduate students through the TLL, contact Ben Hansberry, Asst. Director for Graduate Student Teaching, bhansber [at] mit.edu
Subscribe here to the TLL Newsletter.
HARVARD INNOVATION LABS CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Information about the Harvard i-lab and it's upcoming events and activities can be found here.
COMMUNITY WELLNESS AT MIT OFFERINGS
Community Wellness at MIT Medical works with the entire MIT community to provide the resources and programs that can help you make healthy choices.
Offerings include: Koru Mindfulness, Creating the Healthy Life You Want, and many other wellness classes.
Visit the Community Wellness website for more information and sign up for their newsletter.
Conferences, Lectures & Seminars
MIT HACKING MEDICINE'S “GRAND HACK” HEALTHCARE HACKATHON (PENDING ANY CHANGE)
Apply for MIT Hacking Medicine’s “Grand Hack” Healthcare Hackathon
- Friday, April 17 - Sunday, April 19, 2020
- MIT Media Lab
What is the Grand Hack Hackathon?
MIT Hacking Medicine’s “Grand Hack” Hackathon allows you to tackle healthcare’s toughest pain points alongside healthcare professionals, designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs over the course of a weekend. Participants of any background with a passion for healthcare are welcome! With 400+ participants and multiple healthcare areas of focus, there’s a challenge for everyone.
How Can I Participate?
Apply here and forward to your friends & colleagues!
Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, so apply now! Application deadline: April 8th at 11:59am EST
Wait, What Even is a Hackathon?
Never been to a healthcare hackathon? Check out this video to learn more!
Wait, What Even is MIT Hacking Medicine?
Learn more about MIT Hacking Medicine and our healthcare specific hackathon model with this video!
More details and FAQ here Questions: grandhack [at] mit.edu
PROBLEM SOLVING WORKSHOP ON SYSTEMS MODELLING IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
The Fields Institute and the Centre for Quantitative Analysis and Modelling at Toronto University will host a one-week Industrial Problem Solving Workshop "2020 Systems Modeling in the Pharmaceutical Industry" from July 13-17, 2020.
This workshop aims to equip graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in mathematics and related disciplines with the tools necessary to solve common problems encountered in the pharmaceutical industry. The focus will be on development of pharmacometric skills to approach questions on drug discovery, development and dose/therapy optimization using a variety of state-of-the-art quantitative systems pharmacology (QSP) methodologies. Participants will receive training in QSP approaches and the principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (PK/PD), from academic and industrial researchers, and will apply these techniques in groups to solve a set of problems brought by industry partners. At the end of the week, participants will be able to identify the main components of a pharmaceutical problem through a QSP lens, translate these elements mathematically, analyze/numerically implement and solve the resulting mathematical model, and deliver results (visually and textually) to non-mathematicians. Ultimately, participants will gain understanding into the factors that are key to mathematical modelling in the pharmaceutical industry and be trained in modern QSP approaches.
The workshop is open for upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs only.
Interested potential participants can now submit an application for funding (cover letter and CV as a single PDF) at the workshop's website:
Applications are due March 30, 2020
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: YALE SUMMER BIOETHICS PROGRAM
The 4-day “Foundations in Bioethics” will run from June 9-12. There is also a 7-week Summer Institute in Bioethics (June 8-July 25) that provides up to 200 contact hours.
The Summer Institute is known for its engaging and approachable faculty, an enthusiastic alumni network, and opportunities to network with faculty and participants from all over the globe (over 25 countries were represented last year-from all continents).
Students have a wide range of choices for seminar topics, which include Medical Ethics, Ethics of Climate Change, Policy Analysis for Bioethicists, Medical Humanities (in both Spanish and English), Bioethics and the Law, Public Health Ethics, Military Ethics, Animal Ethics, Moral Reasoning, Ethics of Information, Tech-Ethics, and so much more.
All students present a poster at Yale School of Medicine at the end of the program, and some students work 1:1 with faculty to write an academic publication during the program.
Several students from recent classes recently presented their work at Oxford, UNESCO, and other renowned bioethics conferences.
Pricing is very affordable, and admissions are rolling. Please feel free to contact us at bioethics [at] Yale.edu to discuss the program, and you may learn more here: http://bioethics.yale.edu/summer
Finally, we have a number of engaging Youtube videos with our enthusiastic faculty. We encourage you to view them here.
MEDTECH BOSTON INFORMATION SOURCE & CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Boston has long been known as a medical mecca of scientific discovery. Boston’s healthcare professionals and administrators are adopting practices from other high-risk and service industries. The ‘big data’ movement is thriving, fundamentally changing our healthcare delivery systems. Digital health investments are higher than ever before. Medical hackathons and un-conferences are now an every-weekend occurrence. And both redesign and innovation promise to change medicine as we know it. It’s all happening right here, right now. But the problem is that many of us don’t know it. Despite Boston’s innovative energy and a solid medical infrastructure, many medical providers and health care entrepreneurs remain in the dark about the opportunities, events and work happening in and around the city of Boston – and across the country. That’s where we come in.
At Medtech Boston, we highlight exciting medical innovation work in and around the city of Boston. We aim to start a discussion about the most exciting and controversial new healthcare offerings, igniting a new reputation for Boston as a city with first-class medical research and patient care, but also as a city full of passionate people who use new technology to think big thoughts about medicine’s most pressing problems.
More organizational information and event postings from Medtech Boston is available here.
MIT GLOBAL HEALTH AND MEDICAL HUMANITIES INITIATIVE (GHMHI) UPCOMING EVENTS
The goal of the Global Health and Medical Humanities Initiative (GHMHI) is to provide MIT students the training to analyze critically the determinants of health and roles of medicine in society from historical and cross-cultural perspectives.
Global Health programs in medical schools, schools of public health, and universities and colleges across the U.S. emphasize how biomedical training, research, and practice, as well as interdisciplinary collaborations beyond the health sciences, are necessary to improve the determinants of health—whether social, political, economic, or biological.
Medical Humanities is a subfield of medicine that draws on the humanities, arts, and social sciences to analyze medical education and clinical practice.
Find more information and a calendar of upcoming events at http://ghmhi.mit.edu/.
Future topics will be similar to the previous Brainmap season, with some talks on Optogenetics, MR-PET, BOLD physiology, ultra-high field MRI, multimodal integration, contrast agents, and many more exciting topics! Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held on Wednesdays at noon in seminar room CNY2204, MGH/Charlestown, Building 149.
Brainmap website: http://www.martinos.org/training/brainmap
A schedule of upcoming Brainmap Seminars can be found at: https://www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/calendar
To sign up for the mailing list, please go to: https://mail.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/brainmap
CURES WITHIN REACH FOR CANCER (CWR4C) - SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
Overview: Cures Within Reach for Cancer (CWR4C) is a nonprofit startup that is getting new and affordable
cancer treatments to patients faster by repurposing generic drugs. This is a great opportunity for students to
learn about the drug development process and get hands-on experience working at a cutting edge social impact
startup at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI), biology, and medicine.
About Cures Within Reach for Cancer: More than 200 drugs FDA-approved for non-cancer indications and now
off-patent and inexpensive may also be effective for treating cancer. These repurposed generic drugs offer a
major opportunity to improve outcomes for cancer patients and reduce healthcare costs. Yet these therapies are
not being pursued due to a market failure for developing low-cost treatments. CWR4C harnesses AI and
machine learning to mine “big data” from scientific literature and real-world evidence in order to identify the
most promising drugs to repurpose for cancer. We are developing new funding models for clinical trials and
enabling widespread adoption of the treatments.
Details: You will work directly with members of the founding executive team ( www.cwr4c.org/team ).
Responsibilities may include one or more of the following:
- Literature review of preclinical and clinical data on repurposed drugs
- Conducting meta-analyses of scientific studies to aggregate clinical outcome measures
- Exploring strategies for patient engagement and the collection of patient-reported data
- Analysis of real-world data in electronic medical records
- Building machine learning models for text classification and evidence inference tasks
- Designing and building interactive web applications and data visualizations
- Researching social impact bonds or public policy changes to incentivize investment in clinical trials
- Preparing marketing and communications strategies and materials
Specific roles we are currently looking to fill are described in greater detail below. A commitment of 30-40
hours per week for 8-10 weeks is preferred. The team currently operates out of Boston and Portland, Maine; the
ability to meet near either location is preferred, and some remote work may be possible. This is an unpaid
nonprofit internship, so interested students should apply for funding through their school.
Qualifications: This is a highly cross-disciplinary effort that could be a good fit for students in diverse fields
such as: biology, medicine, global health, computer science, statistics, biomedical informatics, design, business,
healthcare economics, public policy, communications, or marketing. You should be passionate about expanding
treatment options for cancer patients, a hardworking self-starter with attention to detail, and effective at both
independent and collaborative work.
To Apply: First check out the CWR4C website (https://www.cwr4c.org/) and watch the 5-minute overview video
(http://bit.ly/cwr4c_video). Then send your resume and a short explanation of why you are interested in
working with CWR4C to Founder and CEO Laura Kleiman at laura [at] cureswithinreach.org .
Internship Opportunities for Summer 2020:
Biologist: Help us develop our research and evidence platforms to enable synthesis and integration of relevant
information from scientific literature and various real-world data sources. The ideal candidate is pursuing a
major in biology or a related biological sciences field and has experience in research and in conducting
literature reviews. Specific knowledge of cancer biology-related concepts and of statistics is preferred.
Biomedical scientist: Review and implement statistical methods to rank drugs by combining clinical criteria
(such as survival outcomes) and non-clinical criteria (such as publication bias) from multiple studies. Students
should be familiar with meta-analyses and statistical approaches to calculate aggregate measures based on
systematic reviews of scientific literature. The ideal candidate has a background in statistics, epidemiology,
computer science, or biostatistics with the ability to analyze and interpret quantitative data using R or Python.
Qualitative analyst: Help us learn about off-label use of non-cancer generic drugs by cancer patients through
engaging patients. Design and implement surveys, interview guides, focus groups, and other qualitative
approaches to systematically capture and analyze patient experiences and outcomes. The ideal candidate has
experience designing qualitative and mixed methods research, submitting IRB protocols and securing informed
consent, conducting interviews, and performing analytic coding and data analyses.
Machine learning / data engineer: Help us build, test, and deploy NLP pipelines to extract features from
scientific literature to handle language-based tasks (named entity recognition, parsing, classification). You will
build infrastructure to manage extraction, transformation, and storage of data using AWS or other cloud-based
technologies. The ideal candidate is majoring in computer science or another quantitative field and has
experience implementing NLP techniques such as transformer-based models and machine learning frameworks.
UI / UX / front-end engineer: Conduct research on habits and digital interactions of target users to design
UI/UX strategies and build elegant web applications for our drug repurposing AI platform. Create digital assets
code. The ideal candidate is a computer science major proficient in one or more JS frameworks (React, Node,
Express, Vue), who enjoys creating data visualizations and is comfortable working across the technology stack.
Backend / full-stack engineer: Help architect and build our initial drug repurposing AI platform, including
development of server-side logic, data pipelines, and micro services to interact with machine learning models in
research and production settings. The ideal candidate is a computer science or engineering major proficient in
one or more languages (Java, Python, Go, Node), with knowledge of databases and experience setting up
production pipelines using AWS or other cloud technologies.
MISTI - SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY IN INDIA
Achira Labs, founded by a MIT alum, is looking for an intern to work within their Platform Engineering program. They have two projects on offer and I’ve listed them below. Achira Labs is a pioneering company that develops proprietary lab-on-chip platforms for point-of-care blood testing. Achira’s vision is to radically alter the paradigm for medical diagnostics in underserved markets through the development and commercialization of disruptive and affordable microfluidic technologies.
Project Description 1
Design, prototype and test new microfluidic chip device concepts that can help in storage, dispensing, metering and flow control of liquid reagents with minimal footprint and maximum reliability. These miniature devices will help automate and integrate fluid operations for blood testing.
Project Description 2
Design & develop an automated version of our patented sperm separation product Uselect. This will enable wider adoption and reduce dependency on technical skills in lab settings.
Academic qualifications, skills & experiences needed:
Biomedical engineering. Interest/ experience in Microfluidics & basic fluid mechanics and/or Electronics with knowledge of hardware and embedded programming.
Any students interested in exploring this can reach out to Nureen Das, MIT-India Program Manager, MISTI (nureen [at] mit.edu)
APPLY FOR A FUNDED PKG FELLOWSHIP FOR SUMMER 2020!
MIT PKG Center
Deadline: Tuesday, March 17, at noon (yes, we mean Tuesday!)
The PKG Fellowships program supports MIT students working on capacity-building service and community engagement projects. Students work with community-focused organizations including non-profits and social enterprises. These can include a student's own social enterprise.
What can you do? Follow your passion and collaborate with a community-focused organization!
You can create your own project, continue work on an enterprise you already started, or intern/consult with an existing organization.
We welcome a wide range of service projects and support work in the US and abroad. Find examples of past projects here.
Note: undergraduate PKG Fellows undertaking projects in Greater Boston will also be included in an Office of Experiential Learning pilot program exploring ethics and social change in relation to their Fellowship experiences.
Have questions about writing your proposal? Please contact Ariana aricarte [at] mit.edu or Alison hynd [at] mit.edu to schedule an appointment.
MATHWORKS GRADUATE STUDENT SUMMIT
This year, on the final day of the MathWorks Research Summit, we would like to include graduate students in the event. And so we are planning to organize the inaugural MathWorks Graduate Student Summit on Monday, April 6, from noon till about 5pm, followed by a networking reception.
Students interested in participating should nominate themselves for the event here.
We plan to send invitations to a small group of students from the list of nominees. Our current plan is to invite about 20-40 graduate students.
"ALGORITHMS OFFICE HOURS" INITIATIVE
What is Algorithms Office Hours?
We are a group of students from the Theory of Computation group whose goal is to improve communication between theory and applications of algorithms. Our aim is to give helpful advice for solving algorithmic problems that come up in applied research. If you are interested in meeting with us to talk about an algorithmic problem in your research, fill out this form.
See our website for more info: http://www.mit.edu/~algoh/
TAX WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS (PENDING ANY CHANGE)
- Monday, March 30, 2020
- 5–6:30pm • Building 10-250 (Nonresident International Students)
- 7–8:30pm • Building 10-250 (U.S. Citizen & Resident Students & Scholars)
Nonresidents: International Students in the U.S. less than 5 years
Residents: International Students in the U.S. more than 5 years;
International Scholars more than 2 years; U.S. Legal Permanent Residents
Presentation by MIT, followed by Q&A session with PricewaterhouseCoopers
PFIZER SUMMER STUDENT WORKER PROGRAM 2020 IN MATHEMATICAL MODELING & SIMULATION
Pfizer’s Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) Group in Early Clinical Development is looking for qualified students interested in the application of mathematical models and computer simulation to questions of interest in drug discovery and development. Dependent on the successful candidate’s skills and interests, he or she may assist staff scientists to develop new mechanistic, mathematical models; modify or validate existing models; and/or develop or apply computational approaches to improve our workflows.
- Understanding of simulating ordinary differential equation models, parameter fitting, and numerical methods
- Proficient with a computer programming or scripting language
- Interest in the application of mathematical modeling and simulation to biological or pharmacological research
Preferred skills (the successful candidate may possess one or more):
- Proficient in MATLAB, C/C++, Julia, R
- Understanding of nonlinear dynamics, numerical methods, and parameter fitting for nonlinear models
- Experience in software development
- Versant in molecular, cellular, and pathway biology; knowledge of metabolic & cardiovascular diseases, inflammation & immunology, or rare diseases is a plus
- Graduate student in applied mathematics, engineering (any), physics, computer science, or related pharmaceutical sciences
Location: Cambridge, MA USA
Eligibility requirements/more information: http://www.pfizer.com/careers/en/us-summer-student-worker-program
Contact: richard.allen [at] pfizer.com
Richard Allen, PhD, Associate Research Fellow, Quantitative Systems Pharmacology, Early Clinical Development, Pfizer Worldwide Research, Development, and Medical
FLAGSHIP PIONEERING - SUMMER FELLOWSHIP
Flagship Pioneering conceives, resources, and builds life-changing bioscience companies that create breakthroughs in health and sustainability. We harness science and entrepreneurialism to envision alternative futures, beginning with seemingly unreasonable propositions and navigating to transformational outcomes through an iterative, evolutionary methodology. We call this process “pioneering”.
We believe pioneering is best done in teams, and that pioneering is a process that can be taught, learned, and replicated. We are looking for extraordinary scientists, engineers, physicians and entrepreneurs to learn this process and work alongside individuals within the Flagship Ecosystem who are defined by their passion, boldness, and creative optimism. We collaborate, encourage failure, trust one another, and celebrate successful solutions to hard problems. We respect diversity of opinion, because we value the freedom to explore hunches.
At Flagship Pioneering, company creation begins with investigating “What if?” and “If only…”. Flagship Pioneering Fellows work in teams, starting with “What if” or “If only” and a blank sheet of paper, relying not on literature but on their scientific instincts and creativity to generate novel scientific concepts that challenge dogma. Flagship Pioneering Fellows learn to variate, iterate, and shape these ideas into unreasonable yet compelling venture hypotheses.
- 12 Week Full-Time Fellowship: June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020
- Flagship Pioneering Fellows receive a stipend
- Flagship Pioneering Fellows work at the Flagship Pioneering offices in Kendall Square (55 Cambridge Parkway, Cambridge, MA, USA)
Key Benefits of the Flagship Pioneering Fellowship Include:
- Learn Flagship Pioneering’s system of generating and refining actionable pioneering hypotheses
- Exhibit and develop your creativity, adaptability, and ability to innovate
- Contribute to the creation of game-changing ideas & innovations that can be developed into the next breakthrough companies
- Work directly with highly experienced Flagship Pioneering team members—a group of widely recognized scientists, entrepreneurs, and executives
- Build relationships and expand your network with a diverse and highly successful group of peers
- Work alongside and learn from science and business leaders, leaders providing a unique platform for personal growth
- Explore opportunities to become a full-time member of the Flagship Pioneering team
- Deep scientific or business background aimed at life sciences
- Demonstrated entrepreneurial behaviors
- Academic excellence and self-starter mentality: confident, passionate, persuasive
- Creativity and the ability to solve complex scientific and business problems
- Previous Peace Corps, military, or public service experience considered
- Currently a graduate or post-graduate student (MBA, MS, PhD, MD, etc.) with a scientific background from a top university
- Preferably no more than 1-2 years away from full-time employment
Applications are open for summer 2020. Apply here.
ANNOUNCING THE 2019-2020 BENJAMIN SIEGEL PRIZE
The Benjamin Siegel Prize of $2500 is offered to the MIT student submitting the best written work on issues in science, technology, and society. The Prize is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any school or department of the Institute.
- Please submit one electronic (PDF) copy of a single-authored work of no more than 50 pages written within the last two academic years.
- Include one cover page with author identification, complete contact information, year and program of study.
- Do not include any identifiers within the body of the work.
Email Submissions to: Gus Zahariadis at gusz [at] mit.edu
Deadline: Monday, April 6, 2020 - to midnight
Announcement of the winning paper will be made on Thursday, May 14, 2020
MICROSOFT HEALTHCARE SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPENINGS
Summer internships are available at MicrosoftHealthcare.
Feel free to explore these through the Medical Devices Group (http://medicaldevices.azurewebsites.net/)
Hemodynamic Modeling (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/759596/Research-Intern-Medical-Devices)
Medical Device Generalist (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/735015/Research-Intern-Medical-Devices)
MIT SCIENCE POLICY REVIEW SEEKING WRITERS
Are you interested in publishing essays on science policy topics?
A number of MIT students are interested in starting a platform that publishes essays by the MIT community that take complicated scientific/technological concepts and convey them in a jargon-free and accessible way. These essays would be targeted towards different stakeholders, such as the general public, elected officials, members of the executive branch, etc. This “MIT Science Policy Review” is envisioned to look something like the Harvard Law Review for science policy.
We’re looking to find MIT students interested in writing essays on the following topics:
1. Energy Policy and Transforming the Energy Economy
2. Gene Editing
3. Gender Discrimination and the “Pipeline” Problem in Science and Business
4. A Carbon Tax and the Carbon Marketplace
5. International Scientific Collaborations
6. Nuclear Weapons Policy
7. Drug Pricing
8. Federal Funding of Scientific Research
9. Digital Currency and Cryptocurrency
10. Machine Learning
We are also accepting pitches on topics outside of those listed above. The topics for each semesterly edition of the MIT Science Policy Review will change, so if you are interested in a topic not listed above, it may be possible to publish it in a future edition. Additionally, we are looking for people interested in providing design, communications, and technology support.
If you are interested in getting involved, please reach out to me directly at jharrod@mit edu for information on our first meeting.
OFFICE OF GRADUATE EDUCATION - FELLOWSHIP WORKSHOPS & FINANCIAL LITERACY RESOURCES
Upcoming OGE Financial Literacy Workshops
Introduction to Investments Part III- April 8, 11:30-12:30 in 68-181. Adam Grenier CFP, Fidelity Investments. Topics covered: Choosing investment vehicles and fund selection.
Introduction to Building Credit- April 23, 11:30-12:30 in 68-181. Dan Rosengard, OGE Graduate Community Fellow. Topics covered: Learn the basics of credit building: Why is credit important? How is your credit score calculated? How can you start to build credit?
Applying to Graduate Fellowships- May 6, 11:30-12:30 in 68-181. Scott Tirrell, Director of Graduate Fellowships, OGE. Why are fellowships great? What is the application process? What are the types of resources available? Tips on personal statements and research proposals. Just a great place to ask questions and prepare to apply for fellowships for the next school year!
Visit the OGE website (https://oge.mit.edu/finances/financial-literacy/workshops/) to find out about financial literacy workshops.
OGE also offers the free iGrad Financial Literacy platform (offered in collaboration with the MIT Federal Credit Union). Customized for MIT with videos, articles, games, job board, searchable scholarship database, and interactive modules on a wide range of topics, including emergency-funding, credit card management, identity protection, spending-smarts, etc. it is a great financial literacy tool for students and the MIT community in general. More information can be found at https://iGrad.com/schools/MIT.
OGE’s Website Financial Literacy and Fellowship section updates
A new Financial Literacy section has been added to the website - https://oge.mit.edu/finances/financial-literacy/
Check out the updated fellowships section at https://oge.mit.edu/finances/fellowships/ especially the Fellowships Tips content at https://oge.mit.edu/finances/fellowships/fellowship-tips/
MIT Credit Union Events
MIT GRADUATE STUDENT ROADMAP
The nearly 7,000 graduate students at MIT are one of the most talented scholarly cohorts in the world. Their educational experiences on campus go beyond just research.
In April 2017, when Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart brought together the offices of graduate and undergraduate education into the new OVC, the goal was to enhance existing services and identify new ways to provide every student, from orientation through commencement, with an exceptional student life and learning experience.
To help us meet our charge, we have been listening and responding to the ideas and concerns of MIT’s graduate students, and we have started to build stronger connections between members of the OVC team and the Division of Student Life (DSL).
Based upon meetings with graduate students in small and large groups, we have identified shared goals:
- strengthening the support network for graduate students and their families;
- addressing pain points associated with the cost and supply of housing; and
- enhancing diversity and inclusion, advising, and professional development programs and services.
The Road Ahead
To achieve our goals, we have launched a series of initiatives, known collectively as the Graduate Student Roadmap, as part of a strategic effort to improve the graduate student experience at MIT.
Find more information about the Graduate Student Roadmap here.
GRADUATE COMMUNITY FELLOWS POSITIONS
Graduate Community Fellows are a cadre of graduate students who work on projects and assignments that enhance graduate community in unique ways. Each Fellow reports to a staff member in the OGE or in a partner organization, and focuses on a specific project.
Graduate Community Fellows will receive a stipend of $675 per month for the duration of the appointment period as compensation for an average of 10 hours a week.
Applications for open positions should be submitted to program administrator jlandry [at] mit.edu (Jessica Landry). They will be reviewed as they are submitted; positions will be filled ASAP.
For program details and a list of current positions visit: https://oge.mit.edu/community/gcf/
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OFFICE NEWSLETTER
Read current and past issues of the ISO Newsletter here. For non-students, you can also subscribe to receive published copies by email.
OGE - DIVERSITY INITIATIVES NEWSLETTER
The Office for Graduate Education (OGE) Diversity Initiatives hopes your semester is off to a good start! The intent of our newsletter is to serve you so that you feel that the graduate community at MIT is a place where you feel at home; you are welcomed, you belong and you matter.
Read current and past issues of the MIT OGE Diversity Initiatives Newsletter here.
MIT GRADUATE ASSISTANCE INFORMATION NETWORK (GAIN)
MIT Graduate Assistance Information Network (GAIN) is a free 24/7 network of professionals who provide life management resources and referrals to help make life easier for MIT Graduate Students and families.
MIT GAIN services, which are available at no cost to you and your family, include:
- Legal consultation
- Financial consultation
- Child care resources and personalized research and referrals
- Elder care resources and personalized research and referrals
- Relocation guidance
- School/summer camp selection for children in grades K–12
- Nutrition counseling
- Career assessment
- Resources for other life concerns, such as moving services, home repair and cleaning services, pet care, fitness programs & trainers, and more.
Take advantage of these additional MIT Work-Life programs and resources:
- Backup Child Care ($5 per hour)
- MIT Work-Life Seminar Series and Support Groups
- MIT Technology Childcare Centers
Find more information here.
MIT CONNECT: Free one-on-one Lunches
Are you interested in having lunch with fellow MIT students, faculty, staff and alumni this semester? MIT Connect is designed to create a more connected campus by arranging for friendly, informal, platonic lunches between individuals from all over campus, and all walks of life. We are providing $10 in Tech Cash towards selected lunches for participating students!
Sign-up here: http://connected.mit.edu/
Feel free to contact us with question, comments, or concerns at questions [at] connected.mit.edu
MIT SPOUSES & PARTNERS CONNECT
Open to all significant others of MIT students, postdocs, and staff who have relocated to the Boston area
spousesandpartners [at] mit.edu
MIT LANGUAGE CONVERSATION EXCHANGE
Open to all members of the MIT community
lce [at] mit.edu
PEER 2 PEER STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICE
Need Someone To Listen?
Whether you’re having a bad day or just want someone to talk to, Peer2Peer’s community of MIT students is here for you.
Log in and chat anonymously about whatever’s on your mind with someone who really understands.
LET'S CHAT PROGRAM
A new program has started that is designed to help students who may be in need of support and direction, but who are reluctant to visit MIT Medical, or engage with S^3 or OGE.
Called “Let’s Chat,” this outreach, which was originally announced by Cindy Barnhart in her recent message about various student support initiatives, offers a drop-in counseling office two hours daily from Tuesday through Thursday each week, in 8-316. Students who want a low-energy-barrier way to talk to someone can sign up for one of several 20-minute sessions available from 1-3 pm Tuesdays through Fridays. The goal is to make it as easy as possible for students to reach out for help they might need, so no advance appointment is necessary; students sign up for a 20-minute time slot by simply marking an “X” on one of the designated times on the daily schedule, which will be posted outside the door to 8-316.
This service will be staffed by clinicians from Mental Health, and is open to ALL students — graduate, undergraduate, any department. Urgent situations should continue to be routed to MH walk-in or urgent care; “Let’s Chat” will focus on listening to students taking the first step to request support, and on providing referrals when necessary.
COMMUNITY SERVICE WEEKLY BULLETIN
At the heart of the MIT mission statement is a call to serve the nation and the world—and this charge is embodied by the MIT Public Service Center. Every year, we send thousands of students into communities locally, across the nation, and around the globe to apply their skills and knowledge for the betterment of humankind. In the Institute's best traditions of hands-on experience, entrepreneurial spirit, and creative problem solving, these students donate their time, create new technologies, form communities and companies—and ultimately change lives everywhere they go.
As part of MIT's Division of Student Life, we provide a central point of communication and support for the outreach and humanitarian efforts of the MIT community. We engage students, alumni, staff, faculty, and others in life-changing initiatives and social entrepreneurship ventures that provide needed resources to individuals and communities.
Sign up for the weekly Community Service Bulletin of Events and Programs here.
News and upcoming events are posted on the homepage.
NIH FUNDED POSTDOC TRAINING FOR UNDERREPRESENTED AND MINORITY PHD STUDENTS
NIH Funded Postdoc Training in Informatics, Genomics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Biomedical Data Science at Boston Children's Hospital
The Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP) at Boston Children’s Hospital is now accepting applications for an NIH Funded Postdoc Training opportunity. The program has been committed to recruiting and retaining postdoctoral trainees who are URiM. We have maintained our commitment to diversity through prioritizing applications from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds.
THE NOVARTIS INNOVATION POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
New call for applications
About the program
At Novartis, we are committed to training the next generation of scientific leaders. The Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship offers aspiring drug hunters a unique opportunity to join our teams at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), the innovation engine of Novartis. Mentored by NIBR scientific leaders, Innovation Fellows will gain first-hand experience in the design and development of breakthrough therapies and innovative technologies. We are looking for Innovation Fellows who will bring their scientific creativity and natural curiosity to tackle important therapeutic challenges. Join us as we reimagine medicine together.
- Program duration: 2-3 years
- Boot camp: Innovation Fellows will attend a fully immersive boot camp covering the fundamentals of drug discovery and development
- Mentorship & access to technology: Innovation Fellows will have access to NIBR state-of-the-art technology platforms and be mentored by selected NIBR scientific leaders
- Rotations: Innovation Fellows will benefit from a tailored rotation schedule in both scientific and business-related disciplines
- Fireside chats with local leaders in academia and industry
- Community: Innovation Fellows will join Discovery Fellows in our vibrant postdoctoral community with dedicated events, including our annual Research Day Symposium
Who are the Innovation Fellows?
- Early-career scientists, within 3 years of receiving their MD and/or PhD (students in their last 4 months of graduation are eligible to apply)
- All scientific and technical disciplines welcome (e.g. biology, biophysics, chemical biology, chemistry, computational and data sciences, engineering, and more)
- Strong publication track record or other scientific achievements
- Entrepreneurial mindset and boundless curiosity
- Dedicated to translating scientific discoveries into medicines that improve human health
How to Apply
- Please submit your CV and cover letter for consideration. Include a potential area of unmet medical need where you believe you could make an impact
- All applications will be evaluated by a review team comprised of discipline experts and drug hunters from NIBR
- Candidates selected as finalists will be invited to our Cambridge, MA campus for an all-day interview in June. New Innovation Fellows will start in September at our Cambridge site
If you have any questions, please contact us at nibr.postdoc [at] novartis.com.
MACHINE LEARNING SCIENTIST (ECG SIGNAL PROCESSING) - PHILIPS RESEARCH
Here is a new opening at Philips Research, looking for a research scientist with background in data science and experience with ECG waveform analysis and feature extraction.
The job is posted here.
TRAMMEL THERAPEUTICS - BIOINFORMATICS POSITION
Trammel Therapeutics is a biotechnology company founded by 5AM Ventures aiming to develop new therapeutics by identifying novel targets in the tumor microenvironment. Our early biology platform will include access to novel datasets with experts in stroma biology, including early access to patient-derived datasets and proprietary assay systems to dissect the complexity of the tumor microenvironment.
We are seeking an exceptionally motivated computational biologist to build and lead bioinformatics as a core part of our biology discovery platform.
The ideal candidate will bring scientific leadership, prior industry experience, and proficiency working with high-dimensional, multi-modal datasets. The role will include building our bioinformatics capabilities while working with our scientific team, collaborating with external academic groups, and ultimately establishing bioinformatics as a central pillar within Trammel.
To learn more, please send a CV to careers [at] trammeltx.com
TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION - CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH
The newly established department of Biomedical Engineering at California State University, Long Beach invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the areas of Biomedical Signal Processing, Bio-instrumentation or Bio-sensors. Exceptional candidates in other areas within Biomedical Engineering will be considered, as well.
California State University, Long Beach, College Of Engineering, Department Of Biomedical Engineering
RECRUITMENT # 2583
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at California State University, Long Beach invites outstanding individuals to apply for an open faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank, in the areas of Bioinstrumentation/Biosensors/Biomedical Signal Processing. The effective date would be August 17, 2020.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or related area with emphasis in Bioinstrumentation, Biosensors or Biomedical Signal Processing. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2020. Demonstrated potential for effective teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels of Biomedical Engineering. Demonstrated potential for successful research, scholarly and creative activities. Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.
DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: At least two years of effective teaching experience in undergraduate and/or graduate level courses in Biomedical Engineering. Post-Doc experience in Bioinstrumentation/Biosensors or Biomedical Signal Processing.
DUTIES: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses and conduct laboratory experiments. Develop and maintain curriculum. Engage in ongoing research and scholarly activities in Bioinstrumentation/Biosensors or Biomedical Signal Processing that lead to publications and external funding. Provide student advising and mentoring. Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community.
CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:
- An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit: http://www.csulb.edu/EquityDiversityStatement
- Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
- CV (including current email address)
- Names and contact information for three references
- Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
- Teaching Statement describing your philosophy and experiences in teaching a diverse student population
- Research Statement describing your research accomplishments and future plans
- Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation, and an official transcript
Applications and required documentation shall be submitted through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14515
Requests for information should be addressed to:
Dr. Shadnaz Asgari, Chair California State University, Long Beach Department of Biomedical Engineering 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-8306, (562) 985 2849 or shadnaz.asgari [at] csulb.edu
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin January 6, 2020 Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)
A background check (including a criminal record check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
INSIGHT FELLOWS PROGRAMS
Apply to the Insight Fellows Program: https://apply.insightdatascience.com
The Insight Fellows Programs are tuition-free fellowships for graduating students looking to transition to thriving careers as data scientists, engineers, and other cutting-edge professionals.
- Pay no tuition; the program is fully funded by top companies
- Meet, interview, and join top companies
- Launch a cutting-edge career where the average starting salary is $125K
- Join a network of over 2000 industry leaders
Insight alumni are now working at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Github, Slack, 23andMe, Twitter, Bloomberg, NBC, Pinterest, Microsoft, Wayfair and 700+ other top companies.
- Artificial Intelligence
- Data Engineering
- DevOps Engineering
- Decentralized Consensus
- Data Science*
- Health Data Science*
*Please note that our programs are open to all degree levels, except our Data Science and Health programs, which have a PhD requirement
Learn more about application deadlines/program start dates, etc. & apply: https://apply.insightdatascience.com
Not ready to apply? Sign up for our notification list: https://notify.insightdatascience.com/notify
Questions? Email us at info [at] insightdatascience.com
We are excited to announce the launch of LabShares Newton, the first collaborative laboratory and biotech incubator in Newton, Massachusetts. LabShares provides a fully equipped laboratory, office space, and shared services to entrepreneurial biotechs without the hassle, lag time, and high upfront costs associated with building and managing their own labs.
Through participation in the LabShares community, members receive a wide range of benefits and services. LabShares is conveniently located in a light-filled, modern office park near the Charles River -- just 15 minutes from Kendall Square with free parking, a gym, and a Fooda cafeteria.
LabShares is near capacity for its current space and has begun an expansion to double in size. We expect to open our newly renovated second floor in early 2019 and are accepting reservations now.
Check out the links below for more information. If you would like to schedule a tour contact Jenna Stein (jenna [at] labshares.com, 857-222-5817).
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education offers an extensive range of clinical research training opportunities to prepare the next generation of clinician-scientists. Brief descriptions of the programs are provided below. As world’s largest biomedical research agency, the NIH encourages future clinician-scientists and medical researchers to consider adding an NIH experience to their portfolio.
Graduate Medical Education
NIH currently sponsor 17 medical specialty or subspecialty programs which have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We also jointly sponsor clinical training programs with extramural training partners, to include Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland, and the National Capital Consortium. In addition, we sponsor numerous "one of kind" translational medicine fellowship training programs. https://cc.nih.gov/training/gme/programs1.html
Clinical Elective Programs
Short term—4 to 12 week—clinically oriented elective rotations for senior medical and dental students; unique mentored specialty/subspecialty clinical research rotations are also available for combined program students (i.e., MD/PhD, DO/PhD). https://cc.nih.gov/training/students/clinical_electives.html
Clinical and Translational Research Course for PhD Students
Two-week intensive introductory course to demonstrate the role of PhD scientists in clinical and translational research, provide an overview and examples of how basic science and clinical observations lead to translational research, and increase awareness and access to Ph.D. role models, research resources, and potential career opportunities at the NIH. https://cc.nih.gov/training/phdcourse/index.html
Postdoctoral Research Training Awards
Provides the opportunity for recent doctoral degree recipients to enhance their research skills in the resource-rich National Institutes of Health (NIH) environment, which consists of more than 1200 laboratories/research projects. https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postdoc_irp
Graduate Partnerships Program
This program is designed to bring PhD graduate students to the NIH Intramural Research Program for dissertation research. https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/gpp
Core Curriculum in Clinical Research
Free courses offered include: Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR); Principles of Clinical Pharmacology (PCP); and Ethical and Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Research. These courses are offered as distance learning courses. https://cc.nih.gov/training/training1.html
IIE EU - U.S. EDUCATION COOPERATION FOR RESEARCHERS
For information on EU – U.S. cooperation in doctoral and postdoctoral education opportunities for U.S. researchers and organizations. Visit IIE online at www.iie.org. Please contact the programs directly for additional information or with any questions you may have.
A quote from a recent Fulbright U.S. student, "My advice to Fulbrighters of the future is that which was given to me. Go at it with an open mind; your experience will not be anything like you predicted and will mark you indelibly, but it will be great."
Career & Financial Guidance Programs
MCKINSEY & COMPANY: 2020 POSITIONS
Please visit our Advanced Professional Degree Showcase site for more information about offices & practices, diversity & inclusion, and recruiting timelines geared toward Advanced Professional Degree candidates.
You may also be interested in exploring our Careers quiz to learn more about roles available that match your skill set and interests.
Please apply on McKinsey's career website for the following opportunities:
- 2020 full time Associate role: PhDs, postdocs, MDs, JDs, and master's degree* candidates who plan to complete their program between December 2019 and December 2020 (or 2021 for MDs only)
- 2020 Summer Associate intern role: JDs only who are graduating in 2021
- 2020 MD Fellow role: Medical students who are entering their third year of school (2021 graduates)
If you have a passion for digital and technology topics, consider joining Digital McKinsey by selecting Digital McKinsey (and an office) in the office preference section of the Associate application.
*If you are pursuing a masters degree and have earned an undergraduate degree fewer than four years ago, you will join as a business analyst. If you hold a bachelors degree and have at least four years of work experience, or completed or expect to complete your master's degree within four years of receiving your bachelor's degree, you will join as an associate.
We want you to succeed in the interview process and believe you have the skills to do so. We provide support to all candidates who interview with us. You can find more information about our interview process, including practice cases on our careers website.
MIT ALUMNI ADVISORS HUB - ADVISING OPPORTUNITY FOR MIT STUDENTS
The MIT Alumni Advisors Hub is an online platform that students can use to ask for advice when they need it—from MIT alumni around the world. Students can get advice on their job and internship search, conduct a mock interview or informational interview, explore career paths and future entrepreneurial pursuits, and navigating life at MIT.
Sign up to gain access to a community of alumni who are eager to share their advice at https://alumniadvisors.mit.edu/.
Find an advisor today!
UPCOMING MIT CAREER FAIRS
Find out more information about career fairs here at MIT.
GENIUSMESH JOB SEARCH PLATFORM
We all know that 75-80% of the jobs are not posted anywhere and most of these jobs are filled through referrals and networking. It takes months to network and find the right opportunities. Neerja Bharti, Sloan EMBA 15 has launched GeniusMesh to solve that particular problem within the MIT ecosystem.
GeniusMesh is a trusted job search platform that connects MIT AlumCos (companies founded or with current alumni) with MIT candidates looking for Sr. Manager to Executive roles. Being a trusted site for both parties, finding the right candidate for an existing job search or future potential opportunity becomes easy. You would be able to find a contract, contract to hire or full-time opportunities faster. Both local, as well as international candidates, would be able to take advantage of our platform.
“Our ultimate goal is to create an intimate and trusted hiring environment by making it easier for any MIT-affiliated graduate to connect with the right companies, and alums to find top talent faster”
Please sign up and let us know what you are looking for and we will bring the right opportunities to you. You would also be able to search part-time and full-time jobs in stealth mode. We don’t share your profile without your permission.
Joining the platform today will just take a couple of minutes! www.geniusmesh.com
Please contact Neerja directly at Neerja [at] geniusmesh.com if you have any questions.
MIT'S IGRAD FINANCIAL LITERACY & CAREER RESOURCES PORTAL
The OGE sponsors MIT's iGrad financial literacy portal, with resources to help with financial support.
The iGrad Financial Literacy platform (offered for free to the entire MIT community in collaboration with the MIT Federal Credit Union) is customized for MIT with videos, articles, games, job board, searchable scholarship database, and interactive modules on a wide range of topics, including emergency-funding, credit card management, identity protection, spending smarts, etc. it is a great financial literacy tool for students and the MIT community in general.
More information can be found at oge.mit.edu/finances.
GRADUATE STUDENT CAREER EVENTS - WEBSITE & CALENDAR
For those who are looking for other resources, recordings of career related workshops and sessions for grad students available here: http://capd.mit.edu
The CAPD Event calendar can be found here.
Sign up for the Graduate Student Career Advising mailing list here.
CAPD OFFERS THE VERSATILE PHD RESOURCE TOOL
MIT Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD) is pleased to announce MIT’s subscription to The Versatile PhD, a web-based resource for PhDs considering careers beyond academia. Our subscription, generously supported by OGE, can be accessed by students and alumni via CAPD’s webpage and student CareerBridge accounts. Once students register, they can simply log in to the site directly (www.versatilephd.com)
There are hundreds of jobs and internships now posted on CareerBridge, under both the Job Search and the On-Campus Interviews tabs. Check both tabs and apply as soon as possible.
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