Course & Academic Resources
- Fall Course - MAS.S65 Next generation devices for Nanoelectronics & Biotechnology
- 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
- GSAS Harvard Biotech Club's Incubator 2020
- Become an MITvote Liaison for the 2020 Election!
- CERF Medical Prize
- Seeking Applicants for the 2021 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
- HST Student Opportunity - MRCAS Lab at HMS
- MIT Graduate Student Short-Term Emergency Hardship Funding 2019-2020
- MITAC Opportunities - Virtual Tours, Events, Performances, etc.
- 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
- Postdoc Position in Jain Lab @ UCSF - Oxygen and Vitamin Biology
- Research Fellow in Digital Health - BIDMC
- Martinos Center Research Fellow in Simultaneous PET/MR Neuroimaging
- New Career Opportunities at Akatech.tech
- Insight Fellows Program
- NIH Funded Postdoc Training for Underrepresented and Minority PhD Students
- 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
MIT & HARVARD COVID-19 RESOURCES
Find a full list here: https://hst.mit.edu/covid-19-resources
COMPILATION OF OPPORTUNITIES TO OFFER OR REQUEST HELP IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Find a full list here: https://hst.mit.edu/covid-19-resources#Opportunities
MIT SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES PAGE
The MIT Summer Opportunities and Resources page is a central portal for sharing internships, job opportunities research projects, assistance with graduate school applications, social impact opportunities, and more. Please take advantage of this new resource in two ways:
- Submit summer opportunities. If you have an opportunity to promote to MIT undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, and recent alumni, please submit it for posting on the site. for reviewing and posting.
- Spread the word. Please forward this link to anyone you know who is seeking summer opportunities.
In addition, MITii is pleased to launch Summer Startup Match, a platform that connects MIT students looking for summer internship opportunities with MIT-affiliated startups
Questions or suggestions? Contact us at summeropportunities [at] mit.edu.
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!)
Course & Academic Resources
FALL COURSE - MAS.S65 NEXT GENERATION DEVICES FOR NANOELECTRONICS & BIOTECHNOLOGY
Graduate Course: Fall 2020
Time: Wednesdays 1 pm - 3 pm
Format: Online (Zoom)
Units: 12 (2-0-10)
MAS.S65 will cover next generation nanoelectronics devices and beyond CMOS computing technologies including spintronics, neuromorphic computing, use of novel nanomaterials (such as graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides) to make disruptive devices. It will also cover applications of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology in bioengineering specifically for understanding and probing the brain. This course will feature presentations by eminent leaders in their respective field about their latest discoveries. Speakers include Supriyo Datta, Philip Kim, Andras Kis in nanoelectronics; Paul Sajda, Ellis Meng, Euisik Yoon, Bin He in neurotechnology and many others. https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/teaching.html
Instructor: Deblina Sarkar
MIT COMMUNITY WELLNESS VIRTUAL CLASSES AND RESOURCES
Find current information on classes and resources provided by MIT Community Wellness here.
MIT ONLINE WRITING AND COMMUNICATION CENTER
The Writing and Communication Center offers free one-on-one professional advice from communication experts with advanced degrees and publishing experience. The WCC can help you further develop your oral communication skills and learn about all types of academic and professional writing. You can learn more about the WCC consultations at http://cmsw.mit.edu/writing-and-communication-center and register with the online scheduler to make appointments throughhttps://mit.mywconline.com. Please note that the WCC hours are offered on Monday-Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm, and fill up fast.
MIT LIBRARIES - RESOURCES FOR ONLINE COURSES AND RESEARCH
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 may be submitted electronically in accordance with the Emergency Academic Regulations. 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/ .
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 CATALYST COURSES AND EVENTS
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.
Don’t forget to register for our upcoming Funding Your Research course.
*This course is offered at a discount for CTSA members.
Funding Your Research: Foundations and Philanthropy
September 9 - November 4, 2020
Funding Your Research: Foundations and Philanthropy is an online course providing a comprehensive overview of the writing and application process for foundation and philanthropic grant funding. Participants learn strategies firsthand from researchers who have successfully applied for this type of funding.
The course covers:
- differences between foundation and philanthropic funding
- guiding principles supporting applications for foundation and philanthropic funding
- relational aspects that occur between the researcher/individual, institution, and foundation and/or philanthropy
- how to identify foundation and philanthropic funding and resources
REGISTER by August 26
Email us at FYR [at] catalyst.harvard.edu with any questions.
A calendar of Harvard Catalyst events can be found here.
Subscribe to the Harvard Catalyst Newsletter here.
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.
Conferences, Lectures & Seminars
IMES and the Clinical Research Center (CRC) are co-sponsors, along with MIT.nano and the MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP), of an exciting event coming up soon, the SENSE.nano Symposium, Sept. 21-22, 2020 and Sept. 29, 2020. All are welcome to attend, and please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested in the packed agenda.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
2020 SENSE.nano Symposium: The Body at All Scales
Join us at the 2020 SENSE.nano Symposium for an exploration of sensing the body at all scales. Broken into three half-day webinars, this event will highlight the needs for new sensing technologies, showcase research and innovations, and present the impact of these technologies.
Day 1: Sensing at the level of subcell, cell, and organ
September 21; 1PM – 5PM EST
Day 2: Sensing at the level of body systems and populations
September 22; 1PM – 5PM EST
Day 3: Startups, innovation, and COVID-19
September 29; 1PM – 4PM EST
>> See the detailed agenda.
>> Register for one or multiple days.
SENSE.nano 2020 will offer invited technical talks, panel discussions, presentations by MIT-launched startups, and views into MIT research today with current graduate students. The symposium will provide needs context and solution perspectives in the domains of sensing for the study of biology and for the care of humans in their environment.
SENSE.nano Symposium is sponsored by: MIT.nano, the MIT Industrial Liaison Program, MIT Institute for Medical Engineering & Science, and the MIT Clinical Research Center
THE DATA OPEN EAST COAST REGIONAL DATATHON
Hosted by Citadel LLC and Citadel Securities in partnership with Correlation One, the Data Open is launching the Fall season with East Coast Regional Datathon, which will take place virtually this September!
- When: Monday, September 14, 2020 - Monday, September 21, 2020
- Where: Virtual
- Prizes: $25,000 + Exclusive recruiting opportunities with Citadel LLC and Citadel Securities
The Data Open challenges students from the world's best universities to tackle real-world social challenges in topics such as urban traffic, renewable energy, and education.
Taking place between September 14-21, teams will have a week to work on their submissions, with the flexibility to showcase their skills on their own schedules. Top performing students have the opportunity to win $25,000 in cash prizes, exclusive recruiting opportunities with Citadel, and global recognition.
Here's the link to sign up!
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the event, feel free to email roysi [at] correlation-one.com.
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 (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
GSAS HARVARD BIOTECH CLUB'S INCUBATOR 2020
Do you want to help build & launch a real biotech company?
Join The Incubator, where students and fellows do just that!
An initiative of the Harvard Biotech Club, The Incubator provides hands-on learning and critical job experience. You’ll work alongside expert faculty advisors with deep industry experience to bring a novel biotechnology idea to market.
Apply to join our Fall 2020 cohort. Visit: theincubator.bio
BECOME AN MITVOTE LIAISON FOR THE 2020 ELECTION!
MITvote is a non-partisan student organization actively working to increase voter turnout and civic engagement throughout the MIT community. This election cycle the Presidency, hundreds of congressional seats, and critical state and local offices will be on the ballot across the country. As we prepare for the Massachusetts Primaries on September 1st and the General Election on November 3rd, we are creating a team of graduate liaisons to help students from every department at MIT have their voice heard in the voting process!
Graduate liaisons 2020 will help spread important information on voter registration and voting deadlines within their academic departments (this could include emails, department Slacks, or mentioning voting at department talks or social events). No prior experience is required. Each liaison will be given all the training and resources needed to be successful. Being a liaison is a low time-commitment way to help inform people about voter registration, promote civic engagement within each academic department, and make sure the MIT community will have its voice heard in these important 2020 elections!
If you are interested, please fill out this google form and send it along to any friends who might be interested. Please direct any questions to vote-exec [at] mit.edu and check our website vote.mit.edu for voting resources.
CERF MEDICAL PRIZE
The Cullen Education and Research Fund has decided to promote research into aspects of muscle atrophy and loss of functionality associated with motor neuron disease / amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (MND/ALS) with a prestigious award and a prize of €1M.
The €1 Million Cullen Education and Research Fund Prize aims to facilitate a more normal lifestyle for people with MND/ALS while - ideally - extending life expectancy.
The judging panel will consider any solution that gives an MND/ALS patient independence and allows them to breathe, walk, talk, lift a coffee, drive a car and otherwise operate independently. The CERF prize will catalyze development of new approaches to preserve or improve function by any means, including - but not limited to - biological, chemical, mechanical or electrical.
Motor Neuron Disease, also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a global disease in which an affected person loses muscle strength, which leads, in turn, to reduced function.
What are we looking for?
The key goal of the CERF Medical Prize initiative is to find a successful approach to improve usable muscle strength in MND/ALS patients. We want:
Approaches that stop muscle wasting indefinitely and restore usefulness.
Approaches which could also prolong life.
Approaches that are biologic, mechanical, electrical, etc. There are no limitations on eligible ideas.
We have a preference for approaches that are long lasting.
NB: The ability of the entrants to achieve sustained improvement in strength, function or wasting will be assessed by a panel of people living with MND/ALS, carers and clinician scientists.
September 30th 2020 - The deadline for registering your intent to compete.
Download the application form from the Applications page. Your application must include a brief outline of your proposal to solve this challenge, and emailed to applications [at] cerfprize.com .
Once you have submitted your initial application, you will be provided with a confidentiality agreement and once all parties have signed, we will request a more detailed project proposal.
31st December 2020 - Full Submission Deadline
Entrants are asked to submit a fully detailed project entry by December 31st 2020.
The submission must consist of a written presentation and may, if desired, include a visual presentation also (ie. video, slideshow etc.).
Entrants are expected to have begun testing their solution, where possible, by this time.
The most promising entries will be invited to present their work to the judging panel in early 2021.
Things to note:
While the prize will not be awarded before December 31st 2020, we reserve the right to award it at any time from that date should the panel feel that the challenge has been sufficiently met.
We reserve the right not to award the prize, should the panel feel that no project has sufficiently met the prize challenge.
Entrants are welcome to approach the charity to discuss their projects during the development stage - ie. after initial submission and before the Full Submission Deadline. Smaller laboratories and individual entrants may apply for support from CERF to develop their projects.
Find more information here.
SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR THE 2021 LEMELSON-MIT STUDENT
The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize is a nationwide invention competition that honors undergraduate teams and individual graduate students who have developed technology-based inventions with tested prototypes in categories that represent significant sectors of the economy: healthcare, food/water and agriculture, transportation and mobility, and consumer devices and products. In each of the four prize categories, undergraduate teams win $10,000 for their invention and graduate students win $15,000 in recognition of their portfolio of inventions. In addition, winners receive a national media campaign, exposure to investment and business communities, and a paid trip to an award celebration (EurekaFest) in June 2021.
Students must have a tested prototype of a technology-based invention that fits into one of the four prize categories:
- "Cure it!" for inventions that involve healthcare
- "Eat it!" for inventions that involve food/water or agriculture
- "Move it!" for inventions that involve transportation or mobility
- "Use it!" for inventions that involve consumer devices or products
All 2021 Student Prize applicants must be full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking students in the fall semester of 2020 at any U.S. college or university. Postdocs, audit students, and alumni are not eligible.
Students apply to the competition as one of the following two options:
- An undergraduate team composed of 2-5 members that is founded and led by an undergraduate student. Teams must have a tested prototype of one invention that fits into one of the four prize categories. Graduate students can be part of the undergraduate team, provided there is a majority of undergraduate team members. Individual undergraduate students cannot apply without a team. The student submitting the application will be considered the team lead and the main point of contact for anything application-related.
- An individual graduate student with at least two inventions with tested prototypes. Graduate students should choose a primary invention from their portfolio and apply to the prize category that best fits their primary invention. Their second and any additional (if applicable) inventions do not need to be in the same category as the primary invention. There is no graduate student team prize.
If you are unsure about which category to apply to or have questions about your eligibility, please contact Janell Ciemiecki, Awards Program Administrator, at janellc [at] mit.edu.
Applicants must complete the initial application online by Friday, September 25, 2020 at 11:59pm ET.
More information and guidelines can be found here.
HST STUDENT OPPORTUNITY - MRCAS LAB AT HMS
The Medical Robotics & Computer-Assisted (MRCAS) Laboratory at Harvard Medical School - Division of Cardiac Surgery, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System led by Dr. Marco A. Zenati, MD, Professor of Surgery, HMS, is funded by the NIH/NHLBI and have an opening for HST Students interested in: robotics, cognitive engineering, neuroergonomics, surgical safety, artificial intelligence.
Contact Dr. Zenati directly at Marco_Zenati [at] hms.harvard.edu
MIT GRADUATE STUDENT SHORT-TERM EMERGENCY HARDSHIP FUNDING 2019-2020
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.
MITAC OPPORTUNITIES - VIRTUAL TOURS, EVENTS, PERFORMANCES, ETC.
Welcome! The MIT Activities Committee offers discounted tickets to the MIT community for local arts and culture, sporting events, and family activities.
View our list of Virtual Tours and Performances
Due to current COVID-19 concerns, all tickets are available for purchase online only.
Members of the MIT community: subscribe here (at the bottom of the page) to our mailing list/newsletter to receive the latest updates delivered right to your inbox!
OFFICE OF GRADUATE EDUCATION - FELLOWSHIP WORKSHOPS & FINANCIAL LITERACY RESOURCES
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/
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.
We would like to invite you to several ISO welcome events for new grad students, a Speed-friending Social on either Tuesday, August 25 or Friday, August 28, as well as the ISO Grad Welcome on Monday, August 31 (info also found at the GSC Orientation website).
Please note: You are welcome to join the socials even if you are a continuing graduate student and started at MIT before Summer/Fall 2020.
ISO Grad “Speed-Friending” Socials
Sign-up requested but not required: https://tinyurl.com/y686ypx2
Meet the ISO Grad Fellows and connect with other new and continuing international graduate students via "Speed-friending." You will be randomly assigned to a small group to chat and get to know each other through conversation starters; you will then be switched to other groups for several more rounds of conversation.
- Tuesday, August 25, 2020
- 12noon EDT (Cambridge, MA time)
- Zoom link: https://mit.zoom.us/j/92909315387
- Friday, August 28, 2020
- 9am EDT (Cambridge, MA time)
- Zoom link: https://mit.zoom.us/j/93379099243
ISO Grad Welcome
- Monday, August 31, 2020
- 10am EDT (Cambridge, MA time)
- Zoom link: https://mit.zoom.us/j/98077695969
As part of GSC Orientation, we would like to invite you and your spouses/partners to our ISO Grad Welcome on Monday, August 31 at 10am, where you will hear brief remarks from the ISO Director and learn about ISO resources and programs & events.
*Sign-up not required. Recording of event will be available later on ISO website.
MIT GRAD DIVERSITY NEWSLETTER
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.
Sign up for the GradDiversity 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 SPOUSES & PARTNERS CONNECT
Open to all significant others of MIT students, postdocs, and staff who have relocated to the Boston area
Contact: spousesandpartners [at] mit.edu
Weekly Wednesday Meeting
Every Wednesday at 3pm MS&PC meets via Zoom: https://mit.zoom.us/j/585674692 (password: 139032). Hosted by the MS&PC staff.
And More Weekly Meetings
Parent Zoom – every Monday at 10am
Bring your kids with you! We want to hear how you are doing and how we can better support you and your family during these difficult days.
English Conversation Group meets on Mondays at 5pm and Fridays at 10am via Zoom.
Even More Ways to Connect
Our Newcomers Office Hour can be held online, please spousesandpartners [at] mit.edu (email us) to arrange the time.
Toddler Playgroup members can find some activities for kids every Monday on Facebook.
Facilitated by Program Manager, Jennifer Recklet Tassi, this private appointment via Zoom or Skype is a time to ask questions, voice concerns, and reimagine your life here in Boston. We can spend the time talking about whatever is on your mind - from job search and career development to navigating a new city to figuring out how to make your experience in Boston productive and meaningful.
Book a 30 minute private appointment here: https://mspc.youcanbook.me/ Appointments will be available at various times during the week. Jennifer can talk with you via phone or Skype, Zoom.
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.
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.
POSTDOC POSITION IN JAIN LAB @ UCSF - OXYGEN AND VITAMIN BIOLOGY
The Jain Lab at University of California, San Francisco (https://ishajainlab.com) is looking for motivated, hard-working and curious applicants. We recently discovered that chronic hypoxia (equivalent to living in the mountains of Peru or Nepal) can serve as a therapy for mitochondrial disease in mouse models (https://jainlabblog.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/hypoxiatherapy_science_2016.pdf). This approach is currently in clinical trials. We are now interested in studying the effects of low and high oxygen on additional disorders and age-associated processes, as well as understanding the fundamentals of how organisms sense and adapt to varying oxygen tensions. We are similarly interested in studying causes of subclinical and vitamin deficiencies and diseases that might benefit from megavitamin therapy. We will be using a combination of systems-level approaches (CRISPR screens, metabolomics, etc.) and animal physiology to tackle these questions. Post-docs will be encouraged to lead independent projects resulting in high impact publications, present at conferences and prepare for long-term careers in academia or industry.
If you are interested in working on exciting problems related to oxygen/vitamins/aging, email Dr. Jain at Isha.Jain [at] ucsf.edu with a short description of your past research experiences and a resume/CV.
Dr. Jain received her PhD through the HST MEMP Program at MIT.
RESEARCH FELLOW IN DIGITAL HEALTH - BIDMC
Research Fellow in Digital Health: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Division of Digital Psychiatry
(co-sponsored, dual appointment with the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School)
This unique research fellowship at the intersection of digital health, smartphone apps, digital phenotyping, biostatistics, and patient care offers the opportunity to work at the frontier of mobile health at Harvard Medical School. This fellowship focuses on evaluation, analysis, and dissemination of clinically focused insights derived from novel data obtained from clinical research studies focusing on college mental health and serious mental illnesses.
The Digital Psychiatry Division (https://www.digitalpsych.org/) of the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School Affiliated Teaching Hospital, is leading efforts to translate advances in digital phenotyping and smartphone interventions for mental health to clinical solutions to improve the care of patients with illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. The team is led by John Torous MD, board certified in both psychiatry and clinical informatics and offers the opportunity to make a strong impact and improve mental health with new technologies.
Start: Can be immediately and negotiable
With this current opening we are seeking a candidate with strong quantitative skillsets applicable to digital mental health including time series analysis, imputation, creation of novel models, and application machine learning methods. Longitudinal patient level data is today generated from smartphone sensors, surveys, and metadata with the opportunity to combine neuroimaging and genetic data sets. Immediate goals include creating models of relapse prediction based on smartphone data to provide patients with early warning of elevated risk. The successful candidate would be expected to lead several projects at the intersection of digital mental health, global health, and clinical care that would result in first author publications. Finally, the successful candidate would be expected to work with our team in pursuing both industry and academic grants to expand this work.
An ideal candidate has been awarded or has nearly completed the requirements for a doctoral degree or foreign equivalent and is a trainee pursuing advanced studies beyond the doctoral level in preparation for an independent career in quantitative data science. In collaboration with and under the mentorship of the Principle Investigator (PI), a successful Research Fellow will engage in activities in the digital mental health space that will further his or her professional development. The position can be co-sponsored with the Division of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School and offer protected time there as well as at the medical center.
- Doctoral degree related to computer science, biostatistics, or data science
- Strong publication history and writing skills
- Strong quantitative and analytical skillset with R or Python experience.
- Prior experience reviewing, analyzing, and summarizing scientific literature.
- Excellent attention to detail and interpersonal, organizational, writing, and project management skills.
- Strong organizational and data management skills.
- Prior healthcare related research or team experience
- Data visualization experience
For more information, please email John Torous, MD: jtorous [at] bidmc.harvard.edu.
MARTINOS CENTER RESEARCH FELLOW IN SIMULTANEOUS PET/MR NEUROIMAGING
Martinos Center Research Fellow in Simultaneous PET/MR Neuroimaging
Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging MGH, HMS
We are seeking two postdoctoral fellows to join our team to pursue research in simultaneous PET/MR imaging in neuroscience applications. Our research focuses on developing and applying novel PET/MRI methods to investigate the neurochemical underpinnings of psychiatric and neurological disorders. We have projects and training opportunities in the following area: (1) Quantify neuroreceptor dynamics and evaluate functional consequences with pharmacological imaging in animal models and human subjects, with applications in pain, addiction, and other psychiatric disorders; and (2) Assess the impacts of neurovascular coupling/function on PET radiotracer kinetics, with applications in neurodegenerative disorders.
Our research programs are highly translational spanning from animal models, first-in-human studies, to clinical applications. The appointment as a Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School research fellow will be for 1 year with possibility for extension based on performance and the availability of funding. The positions are available immediately.
The successful candidate will be a highly motivated researcher with a desire to begin an independent career related to or involving neuroimaging. The position requires a PhD degree in Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Neuroscience or a related field. However, we will consider candidates of any scientific background. This position requires experience in analysis of medical imaging data. Experience with MRI or PET is a plus. Extremely strong candidates with minimal imaging experience are still encouraged to apply. Strong written and oral English communication skills are required.
The job requires a candidate who is mature, responsible and flexible with excellent organizational and people skills. S/He must be able to work with in a fast-paced environment and should be able to problemsolve/troubleshoot, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks and seek assistance when appropriate.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing research interests and experience, an updated CV, and names and contact information of three references to: Hsiao-Ying (Monica) Wey, Ph.D. (E-mail: hsiaoying.wey [at] mgh.harvard.edu). Please contain “Research Fellow Application: Your Name” in the e-mail subject line.
The Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers.
NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AT AKATECH.TECH
We are pleased to provide you with current job openings across the globe at AKATECH.tech, your network of careers in the field of Computer Science and Engineering. Visit our website at https://akatech.tech/.
INSIGHT FELLOWS PROGRAM
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 fully remote fall session: 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.
Available Programs: Artificial Intelligence, Data Engineering, DevOps Engineering, Decentralized Consensus, Security, 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.
Sessions will take place remotely, but Fellows will interview for jobs in the following cities:
San Francisco, New York, Boston, Seattle, Toronto, Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago, Denver, Portland, Washington DC
Upcoming Deadline & Start Date:
- Next application early deadline: August 31, 2020
- Session begins: January 2021
Want to learn more about Insight and our programs? Visit: https://www.insightfellows.com
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Questions? Email us at info [at] insightdatascience.com
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.
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).
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 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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