- MIT & Harvard COVID-19 Resources
- Compilation of Opportunities to Offer or Request Help in Response to COVID-19
- 2020 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
- Congratulations to 2020 HST Community Award Winners!
- Shriya Srinivasan, MEMP PhD ('20), Named Schmidt Science Fellow
- Update Your Student Directory Profile on the HST Website
Course & Academic Resources
- Upcoming Guest Lectures - HST.576 - Topics in Neural Signal Processing
- HST.590 Schedule of Lectures & Course Events
- MIT Community Wellness Virtual Classes and Resources
- MIT Online Writing and Communication Center
- MIT Libraries - Resources for Online Courses and Research
- Upcoming Events from the Teaching + Learning Lab (TLL)
- Harvard Catalyst Courses and Events
- Harvard Innovation Labs Calendar of Events and Activities
Conferences, Lectures & Seminars
- Nominations Open: Paul Gray Faculty Award for Public Service
- Venture Capital Fellowship for MIT Students
- Reagent Scholarship 2020 for Cytoskeletal Lab
- MindHandHeart Innovation Fund Accepting Applications
- MIT Graduate Student Short-Term Emergency Hardship Funding 2019-2020
- MITAC Opportunities - Virtual Tours, Events, Performances, etc.
- Cures Within Reach for Cancer (CWR4C) - Summer Internships
- Flagship Pioneering - Summer Fellowship
- Office of Graduate Education - Fellowship Workshops & Financial Literacy Resources
- International Students Office Newsletter
- MIT GradDiversity Newsletter
- MIT Graduate Assistance Information Network (GAIN)
- MIT Spouses & Partners Connect
- Peer2Peer Student Support Service
- Community Service Weekly Bulletin
- Insight Fellows Program
- Biomedical Engineer – Systems and Device R&D – Triton Systems, Inc.
- NIH Funded Postdoc Training for Underrepresented and Minority PhD Students
- Machine Learning Scientist (ECG Signal Processing) - Philips Research
- Trammel Therapeutics - Bioinformatics Position
- 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
Find a full list here: https://hst.mit.edu/covid-19-resources
[new 4.17.20] Mass.Gov PPE Procurement (https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-ppe-procurement-and-donation-program) Donate or sell personal protective equipment to support Massachusetts' COVID-19 response efforts.
[new 4.17.20] Crowd Fight - Covid 19(https://crowdfightcovid19.org/) An initiative from the scientific community to put all available resources at the service of the fight against COVID-19.
[new 4.17.20] Boston Helps (https://www.boston.com/boston-helps) tell us if you’re willing to help someone who might need it, or whether you need a little help yourself.
[new 4.17.20] People vs. Pandemics (https://peoplevspandemics.com/) a source of information for people who need help and those that want to offer it.
[new 4.17.20] MasksOn (MasksOn.org) is a non-profit effort to mass-produce reusable, sanitizable emergency masks and distribute it to the clinicians who do not have access to FDA approved equipment.
Find a full list here: https://hst.mit.edu/covid-19-resources#Opportunities
The 2020 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellows are all outstanding immigrants or children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school here in the United States. Thirty recipients were selected from 2,211 applicants across the country for their potential to make significant contributions to the US, and they will each receive up to $90,000 in funding.
Three HST-affiliated students are among the recipients of this year’s Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. They are Mark Aurel Nagy, Jin Park, and Jason Ku Wang.
Congratulations and welcome Mark, Jin and Jason!
We are pleased to announce the following as the winners of the 2020 HST Community Awards:
- Irving M. London Teaching Award – Faculty: Dr. Sabine Hildebrandt
- HST Outstanding Teaching Award – Student: Brian Y. Chang
- Roger G. Mark Outstanding Service Award (Faculty or Staff) – Faculty: Dr. Mohini Lutchman
- Roger G. Mark Outstanding Service Award – Student: Adam G. Berger
- Thomas A. McMahon Mentoring Award: Dr. Ellen T. Roche
- Seidman Prize for MD Research Mentorship: Dr. Leo L. Tsai
Note that given the cancellation of the HST Spring Dinner, we will be having a video award presentation with remarks from winners and nominees. More details will be forthcoming so that we can honor these community members for all their service.
Please join us in sending a huge HST Congratulations to these six members of our community!
Eric and Wendy Schmidt Announce 2020 Schmidt Science Fellows
Eric and Wendy Schmidt have announced the 22 early-career scientists who comprise the third cohort of Schmidt Science Fellows, a program of Schmidt Futures, in partnership with the Rhodes Trust. The new Fellows aim to harness interdisciplinary approaches to tackle long-term societal challenges, including infectious disease, climate change, and biodiversity loss.
Entering its third year, the growing community of Schmidt Science Fellows now numbers more than 50 emerging interdisciplinary science leaders. Members of previous cohorts are now pursuing roles in universities, start-up companies, not-for-profits, and national research institutes and are part of a lifelong Fellowship community.
Shriya Srinivasan, MEMP PhD (’20) is among the 2020 Schmidt Science Fellows. She is the sole recipient representing MIT.
Shriya is a biomedical engineer who has pioneered new approaches to help individuals requiring amputation to restore the sense of touch and feeling in prosthetic limbs. The methods she developed have been translated to the clinic and are already benefiting patients, delivering improved quality of life. As a Schmidt Science Fellow, Shriya wants to pivot her science to focus on gastrointestinal motility disorders, which can prove debilitating for millions of people around the world. She aims to investigate the underlying mechanisms of smooth muscle stimulation and then develop new solutions, including optically driven micro-devices that could be swallowed.
More information about the Schmidt Fellows and the 2020 cohort can be found here.
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!)
Course & Academic Resources
Here is info for upcoming virtual 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
- Monday, April 20, 2020
- Patriots' Day - No Class
Thomas Heldt, PhD, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Health Sciences and Technology, MIT
Non-Invasive Measurement of lntracranial Pressure
- Wednesday, April 22, 2020
- Virtual - see instructions here: https://bit.ly/2Qbmz5T
- 9:30-11 am EDT
Thomas's research interests focus on signal processing, mathematical modeling, and model identification to support real-time clinical decision making, monitoring of disease progression, and titration of therapy, primarily in neurocritical and neonatal critical care. In particular, Thomas is interested in developing a mechanistic understanding of physiologic systems, and informulating appropriately chosen computational physiologic models for improved patient care. His research is conducted in close collaboration with colleagues at MIT and clinicians from Boston-area hospitals.
Topics in Product Development and Health Care Policy
HST.590 will continue as scheduled online. Registered students will receive the zoom link via email; others interested in attending virtually should email Max Cotler (mjcotler [at] mit.edu) to request the link.
- April 23, 2020: Ashley Mateus - VP, Akili Interactive; HST Alumna
Find current information on classes and resources provided by MIT Community Wellness here.
Need a hand with your writing project, thesis, or job application? Have questions about delivering an important presentation? Our communication professionals have helped thousands of MIT students, post-docs, and faculty solve their writing and communication challenges. The Writing and Communication Center is an MIT service provided free to the entire MIT community. We look forward to working with you!
We are MIT lecturers with many years of experience working with writers from every department across the Institute. At the WCC, we consult with you one-on-one to address your specific academic or professional needs.
Our consultations help you produce outstanding written, visual, and spoken communication, including: Theses, dissertations, Journal articles, Dissertation proposals, CVs/resumes, cover letters, Personal statements, Research and teaching statements, Writing for any MIT class, Grant and fellowship proposals, Creative writing, Procrastination, Scientific and technical reports, English Language Learning issues, Start-up materials and elevator pitches, Classroom and professional presentations, Conference and job talks, Interview practice, Dissertation defense, Slide design, Poster design, Pronunciation and conversation practice, Shyness/stage fright, Writer’s block, And many other communication challenges.
To make an appointment: Go to https://mit.mywconline.com and click “Register.”
We look forward to meeting with you remotely! We’re excited about the opportunity to work with you on your communication challenges.
During our meeting, we’ll have live audio and video, and we’ll review your text using Google Documents.
Be sure to see the complete instructions for remote WCC consultations.
Please note that we can no longer meet with alumni or spouses/partners.
As you transition to online course and research, here are some important resources and updates from the MIT Libraries.
- Expanded and free e-resources during COVID-19 closure: In addition to our regular e-resources, many publishers are making e-resources available for free and expanding existing subscriptions. See https://libguides.mit.edu/covid19closure-resources for the complete list.
- To suggest a purchase of any ebooks or other online resources, especially those originally available as print materials, please submit your requests through https://libraries.mit.edu/suggest-purchase or contact me at crummett [at] mit.edu directly.
- Please continue sending your interlibrary borrowing requests for articles, book chapters, and other potential e-access as usual. However, all BorrowDirect and interlibrary borrowing (ILB) loan requests are suspended for borrowing of physical materials until the Libraries re-open.
- Review our tips on access to library resources off-campus at https://libraries.mit.edu/offcampus . If anyone needs troubleshooting, contact Ask Us at https://libraries.mit.edu/ask/
- Theses for the May 2020 degree period may be submitted electronically in accordance with the Emergency Academic Regulations in effect March 15, 2020. The Libraries are working with the Institute to develop new specifications, and we will post updates on the Specifications for Thesis Preparation page when available.
All MIT Libraries (including 24-hour spaces and book drops) are closed until further notice. Library staff members will remain available remotely during the closure. You can find up-to-date information about library services at https://libraries.mit.edu/about/covid19/ .
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 Catalyst works with Harvard University’s schools and affiliate academic healthcare centers to build and grow an environment focused on team science – where discoveries are rapidly and efficiently translated to improve human health. We catalyze research across all clinical and translational domains by providing investigators with opportunities such as pilot funding, free resources such as biostatistics consultations, training and mentoring programs, and numerous courses. To facilitate communication, collaboration, and data collection, our informatics team develops a range of open-source tools available to the community within Harvard University and beyond.
Information on courses and training through Harvard Catalyst can be found here.
A calendar of Harvard Catalyst events can be found here.
Subscribe to the Harvard Catalyst Newsletter here.
Information about the Harvard i-lab and it's upcoming events and activities can be found here.
Conferences, Lectures & Seminars
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.
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 (webinars) are held on Wednesdays at noon.
Brainmap website: https://www.martinos.org/education/brainmap/
To sign up for the mailing list, please go to: https://mail.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/brainmap
The PKG Center is still accepting nominations for MIT’s Paul Gray Faculty Award for Public Service. Given the work many faculty members have been supporting around COVID-19, we wanted to highlight this opportunity to offer recognition for their work.
The Paul Gray Award for Public Service, honoring MIT’s 14th president, recognizes a member of the MIT faculty who exemplifies building “a better world” through his or her teaching, research, advising, and service. Faculty members may have:
- Addressed pressing social or environmental issues through his or her research;
- Taught innovative courses that creatively and effectively engage community expertise or address community-identified issues;
- Inspired and supported MIT students in their own service work through advising and mentoring; or
- Led or significantly contributed to service initiatives that respectfully engage with communities external to MIT.
Nominators (students, staff or fellow faculty members) can submit a short letter here nominating a faculty member through April 24th.
Alpha Edison, a Los Angeles, CA-based venture capital firm that invests in innovative technology-driven companies in the U.S. and abroad is launching the second year of a venture capital program for students (both undergraduate and graduate) at select campuses across the country. Our aim is to build and educate a community of students that will become the next generation of venture capital investors. We also hope to gain insights into the sorts of problems that students are trying to solve for today.
The second year of AE’s Campus Capital program will kick off in June 2020 and run through the 2020-2021 academic year.
AE will select up to 25 students from campuses across the country.
The Campus Capital Venture Fellows will be invited to (vurtually) attend a weekend of training in Los Angeles at AE’s headquarters, where they will learn about venture capital and how to identify strong investment opportunities. As part of this training, the Fellows and the AE team will craft an engagement plan for the academic year.
Once back on campus, the Fellows will then be equipped to attend campus and regional startup and tech events, and to report back on investment opportunities that align with AE’s investment theses.
Venture Fellows will be given a percentage of profits from any deal they bring in that AE invests in.
Campus Capital Venture Fellows will be considered part of the AE investment team and will be supported by the broader AE community via regular check-ins and meetings during the year.
We are accepting applications for the program until May 10.
More information, and the application, can be found at http://www.aecampuscapital.com
We are now accepting applications for our annual Reagent Scholarship, wherein we award one cytoskeletal researcher with tubulin and/or actin protein reagents for use in their project (up to $3,000 value). The application is open to any researcher, including students, postdocs, PIs, lab technicians, and staff scientists.
Applications will be reviewed for intellectual merit and broader impacts.
Deadline to apply: May 7, 2020
Winner announcement: May 14, 2020
MindHandHeart is a coalition working to make MIT a more welcoming, inclusive, and healthy place.
Now accepting applications, the MindHandHeart Innovation Fund offers grants of up to $10,000 to students, faculty, and staff members. This year, we are looking to support projects that:
- Build community on campus
- Support mental and physical health
- Promote inclusion and respect
- Counter imposter syndrome
- Welcome new members of our community
- Encourage healthy sleep
- Bridge political differences
- Spread humor and joy
- Eliminate bullying
- Foster life skills
Beginning April 1, 2020, MindHandHeart is launching a virtual edition of the Innovation Fund in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis through April 30, 2020.
Graduate Student Short-Term Emergency Funding assists graduate students by providing financial support when they need help with unexpected and unavoidable emergency expenses. Typically, registered students apply for funds when they have exhausted all other resources. If Graduate Student Short-Term Emergency Fund disbursements are granted, they do not have to be repaid. Graduate Student Short-Term Emergency Fund disbursements may be subject to taxation based on withholding rates set by the IRS.
Student Eligibility: Be currently registered in an MIT PhD program or Master’s Program. Students on leave from MIT during Fall or Spring either semester are not eligible to receive the award.
Eligible expenses: Unanticipated or unusual expenses that may have a negative impact on the student's educational experience and well-being. These expenses most commonly include basic living necessities and travel expenses due to family emergencies.
Costs must have been incurred or become due while continuously enrolled during the current academic year. Each request will be considered individually and decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of OGE.
Expenses that are not eligible: Personal debt and other pre-existing voluntary obligations, tuition and program-related expenses, and other costs that may be covered by financial aid or loans.
Please fill out the Graduate Student Hardship Form if you are experiencing financial hardship related to COVID‑19 and we will do our best to support you during this difficult time.
Welcome! The MIT Activities Committee offers discounted tickets to the MIT community for local arts and culture, sporting events, and family activities.
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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.
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.
Financial Literacy and Fellowship Workshops
Visit the OGE website (https://oge.mit.edu/finances/financial-literacy/workshops/) to find out about financial literacy and fellowship 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
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The Office of Graduate Education (OGE)’s GradDiversity seeks to support the success of underrepresented and under-served graduate students at MIT. This takes place through a series of programs designed to strengthen recruitment, enhance community, and ignite development in academic, leadership, and professional skills.
Together with the Institute Community and Equity Office and our faculty, students, and staff from across the Institute, we are committed to fostering a more inclusive and caring climate that intellectually engages and values all members of our MIT community.
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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
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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.
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Log in and chat anonymously about whatever’s on your mind with someone who really understands.
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.
We’re now accepting applications from graduating students for our fall sessions.
*While Fellows can attend the program from anywhere, they will still interview for roles in their chosen program location. All eligibility criteria still applies. Visit our FAQ page for more information.
Apply to our fall session by May 4 (early deadline): https://apply.insightdatascience.com
What is Insight?
The Insight Fellows Program is a seven-week professional training fellowship for graduating students and working professionals looking to transition to thriving careers as data scientists, engineers, and other cutting-edge professionals. Insight takes a unique approach, working closely with partner companies to match Fellows with the hiring teams that represent the best fit for their skills and experience.
Gain a Network
Since 2012, Insight has helped over 3,000 Fellows transition to thriving careers in a variety of data and tech fields. By joining the Fellowship, you’re also joining an extensive community of industry leaders, and gaining connections to thousands of data and tech professionals from hundreds of companies. This is an investment in your future that pays dividends for years to come.
88% of Insight Fellows accept a job offer in their chosen field within 6 months of finishing the Fellows Program, and the median time to hire is 8 weeks.
The average starting base salary for Insight Fellows across all our locations is $126,000. Average bonus is $12,000, and almost all Fellows receive either equity or stock grants. The average stock grant for publicly-traded companies is $26,000 per year.
Insight alumni are now working at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, CVS Health, 23andMe, Bloomberg, NBC, Bosch, American Express, Microsoft, and 700+ other top companies.
Beyond the seven week program, Insight Fellows get access to a structured, highly-personalized post-program experience. This personalized post-program experience that we’re introducing as of Summer 2020, helps Insight Fellows get jobs 40% faster and earn $10,000-15,000/year more than the results quoted above. Learn more here.
- 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.
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Upcoming Deadline & Start Date:
- Next application deadline: May 4, 2020
- Session begins: September 8, 2020
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Triton Systems, Inc. (Triton), located in Chelmsford, MA, was founded in 1992 as a leading applied research and development company, dedicated to creating products and processes for the US government and commercial markets. Since then, we have evolved into an integrated applied R&D and product development firm with a technology venturing arm and a global expertise in myriad of markets. Our team excels at creating and applying innovation to meet our customers’ toughest requirements - with the desired results - all within the essential time needed.
Our Advanced Technologies group is seeking an Engineer with strong practical experience in the biomedical fields. This position provides the opportunity to learn and develop a variety of new technical skills to support the design and development of a host of different types of novel regulated medical devices and systems for patient monitoring, diagnostics, and interventional applications. A strong candidate will have experience in government grant process.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:
- Experience and interest in a team leadership role
- Systems engineering and medical device development experience inclusive of use case definition, systems and detailed design, verification and validation testing, and failure mode and effects analysis
- Applied electrical engineering experience capable of designing and integrating off-the-shelf sensor and signal processing hardware
- Signal processing with proficiencies in MatLAB and/or Labview
- Some software design is a plus with experience using Python, C++ or other programming languages
- Some on-demand fabrication experience is a plus inclusive of use of CAD and on-demand fabrication tools
- Broad physiology background with passion to broaden their knowledge
- Demonstrated ability to work on complex solutions that utilize cross-disciplinary technical, industry, and military teams
- Good time management and reporting skills with proficiencies with common office productivity tools (i.e. MS Office: Excel, Word, and Power Point)
DESIRED EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
- Bioengineering or Electrical Engineering degree with either MS and 4/5 years industry experience or PhD with industry internship experience is desired.
The successful candidate will report to the Medical Device Program Manager and is responsible for serving in a team leadership role to support the successful creation and execution of government and industry R&D program contracts. The candidate will contribute to generating innovative technical solutions that will reduce trauma related mortalities and morbidities in the military and civilian markets. Activities will encompass all phases of product development from conceptual design through and including production ready build and participating in pre-clinical/clinical testing and commercialization. Responsibilities include:
- Supporting the detailed systems design process which may also include integration with other medical IT systems or transport platforms
- Specifying and integrating off-the-shelf sensors and signal processing hardware
- Generate bench level testing strategies and/or conduct experiments to better understand and minimize signal variances and confounders
- Work with military and civilian medical end-users to better understand standard practices and market needs
- Write reports and create and give presentations and briefings
- Proposal writing and business development efforts in biomedical applications
Due to the nature of our business and information associated with this position, interested candidates must be US Citizens and may be subject to a security investigation.
We offer a competitive salary with full benefits package.
We are an equal opportunity employer - M/F/D/VEEO. We strongly encourage qualified women and minorities to apply.
Triton Systems invests in our team members and promotes qualified employees. We strongly encourage qualified staff to apply.
Triton Systems is a U. S. Government contractor; therefore, we are required to gather applicant information for Government reporting purposes. To apply for this position please go to our website’s Careers section at www.tritonsystems.com and follow the link to complete the application process. This will ensure efficient processing of your application.
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.
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 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
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 Hannah Schram (jenna [at] labshares.com, 857-222-5817).
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
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
- Thursday, April 23, 2020
- 5:15pm EST
Contact: zrichard [at] mit.edu (Richard Zhang)
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On Thursday, 04/23, at 5:15pm, Germán Parada (PhD '19 in Chemical Engineering) will share his personal stories. Germán was part of the Program in Polymers and Soft Matter (PPSM) and carried out his PhD research with Prof. Xuanhe Zhao (MechE dept.). In addition, he served as the Orientation Committee Co-Chair at the Graduate Student Council and is the winner of the William Stewart Award for having demonstrated deep interest in student life at MIT. After MIT, Germán started working as a Senior Research Engineer at Dow Chemical in Midland, MI, focusing on the research and development of personal care products. Having graduated for about a year, German is happy to share his insight on industry R&D, transition from grad school, and differences and similarities with academia. He would also love to speak to undergraduate and master's students on pursuing doctoral programs. You can preview his profile via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/german-alberto-parada-4314a429/
Alumni Fireside chat features the career trajectory of an MIT grad alum. Speaking in an informal lecture style, these events take place in the form of a moderated interview followed by Q&A from the audience. In light of the pandemics, some of our discussion will focus on career exploration, job hunting, and networking during self-isolation. Other topics that are explored in these talks include:
-Academia vs. Industry
-How do they transition from a technical to a managerial position (should they prefer)? -How do they stay technical (should they prefer)? -How do they keep themselves motivated?
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 MD Fellow role: Medical students who are entering their third year of school (2021 graduates)
*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.
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.
Find an advisor today!
Find out more information about career fairs here at MIT.
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.
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.
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.
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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