Volume 22, Number 37

HST Community Notices

2020-21 HST STUDENT AWARDS AND HONORS

Congratulations are in order to all of the following HST students for fellowships, awards, and honors received this year. (Current degree programs indicated in parentheses.)

2021 ASH Hematology Opportunities for the Next-Generation of Research Scientists (HONORS) Award
Kameron Kooshesh (HST MD)

Forbes 30 under 30 in Healthcare
Eriene-Heidi Sidhom, PhD, HST MD ‘21

Multiculturalism and Diversity Award - HMS
Senan Ebrahim, PhD, HST MD ‘21

Martin Prince Scholarship for Student Innovation - HMS
Bailey Ingalls (HST MD)

Leon Resnick Memorial Prize - HMS
Erik Bao, HST MD ‘21

Dr. Sirgay Sanger Award - HMS
Anthony Jang, HST MD ‘21

Seidman Prize for Outstanding HST Senior Medical Student Thesis - HMS
Erik Bao, HST MD ‘21

HST Outstanding Teaching Award-Student
Timothy Caradonna, PhD (HST MD)

HST Roger G. Mark Outstanding Service Award-Student
Rory Mather (PhD, HST MD)

La Caixa Fellowship
Maria Carmen Martin Alonso (HST MEMP PhD)

Angela Leong Fellowship – MIT
Mingyu Yang (HST MEMP PhD)

McGovern Institute Rising Stars in Neuroscience – MIT
Nicholas Meirhaeghe (HST MEMP PhD)
Enrique Toloza (PhD, HST MD)

School of Engineering Graduate Student Extraordinary Teaching and Mentoring Award - MIT
Brian Chang, HST MEMP PhD ’18 (HST MD)

Whitaker Health Sciences Fund Fellowship - MIT
Jordan Harrod (HST MEMP PhD)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP)
Elizabeth Healey (HST MEMP PhD)
Amanda Hornick (HST MEMP PhD)

Sadie Collective List of Black Women Data Scientists to Know
Jordan Harrod (HST MEMP PhD)

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Alaleh Azhir (HST MD)
Brian Chang, HST MEMP PhD ’18 (HST MD)
James Diao (HST MD)
ChangWon Lee (HST MD)
Archana Podury (HST MD)
Enrique Toloza (PhD, HST MD)

Congratulations to everyone!

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION: WAYS TO ENGAGE

Study finds The Percentage of Doctors Who Are Black Men Has Made No Progress in 80 Years

Each week the TWiHST newsletter includes an item (reading, video, podcast, etc.) about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in STEM, academia, research, or medicine. Members of the community are encouraged to submit suggestions here. An archive of previous TWiHST DEI: Ways to Engage posts can be found here.

MIT & HARVARD COVID-19 RESOURCES

Find a full list here: https://hst.mit.edu/covid-19-resources

Course & Academic Resources

BIOPHARMA INTERNSHIP CLASS OFFERED THIS FALL

Fall 2021 7.930/20.930: Research Experience in Biopharma 

Have you wondered how research works in the biotech & pharma industry? Try it out as a class, without taking time completely away from your thesis! Even if you think working in industry doesn't interest you, the insights from this experience will be valuable to you in any career path. 

from past subject evaluations:

          "A truly fantastic opportunity" 

          "The internship experience was invaluable."

          "Most helpful class I took in grad school"

Mentored project experiences will be remote or in-person

No industry experience necessary or expected

7th ed., 7.930/20.930: Research Experience in Biopharma 

We match MIT PhD students with industry mentors to conduct research at a local biotech or pharma company. Host companies include Novartis, Pfizer, and Amgen. Students work on mentored projects 10 hours/week and attend weekly lectures (Mondays at 1) covering both science and business in the pharma industry. Feedback from students and mentors has been overwhelmingly positive. 

Open to students in any relevant programs (not just 7 and 20), so tell your labmates!

You must have passed all qualifying exams and thesis proposal.

International students would need to use OPT, which can take 3 months to process.

If you're interested, please pre-register by June 17 and submit this quick interest form

Instructors are Prof. Amy Keating (keating [at] mit.edu) and Dr. Sean Clarke (saclarke [at] mit.edu). Contact us at reb_instructors [at] mit.edu with any questions.

GRAD TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP CLASSES FOR FALL 2021

"Amplify Your Technical Education to Build a Better World!”

Our Graduate Program in Engineering Leadership is offering a Graduate Certificate in Technical Leadership. A summary of the interim certificate requirements is linked and attached

Leadership education develops skills applicable across career paths, from leading research labs to leading project teams in engineering. Enroll in one or both of our Graduate Courses for Fall 2021, which qualify towards our Certificate in Technical Leadership. This certificate is designed to provide important skills that MIT graduate students can draw from to "make a positive difference" in their chosen careers. Grounded in research but experimental and engaging in delivery, these highly valued classes will provide enduring benefits for our graduate students – and future coworkers. *PhD candidates can also explore the option of using these class to satisfy the requirements for your doctoral minor.

GradEL Courses for Fall 2021 (**Open to all grad students!):

6.928J Leading Creative Teams (Same subject as 15.674 [J], 16.990 [J])

It takes a team to deliver impactful technical achievements and this class equips students with foundational skills for leading problem-solving teams and one’s own professional development.

M/W, 2:30-4pm • Units: G3-0-6 • 37-212

Instructor: David Nino (dnino [at] mit.edu)

6.927 Negotiation & Influence Skills for Technical Leaders

Expand your natural tendencies and learn experientially both the theory and practice of interpersonal negotiation, influence and overcoming difficult relationship situations.

T, 1-3pm • Units: G2-0-4 • 66-144

Instructor: David Nino (dnino [at] mit.edu)

***For more information, visit our website. 

*If you are interested in earning our certificate, please email Lisa Stagnone (lstag [at] mit.edu) and David Niño (dnino [at] mit.edu)

HENRY STEWART TALKS (HSTALKS) RESOURCE

The HSTalks Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection is an online multimedia resource containing nearly 3,000 specially commissioned lectures by world leading scientists. MIT has full access to this resource.

Program directors, faculty, teaching staff, researchers, post- docs, and students use the collection in many ways including in blended, distance and flipped classroom education.

Browse the collection here.

MIT COMMUNITY WELLNESS VIRTUAL CLASSES AND RESOURCES

This year, the MIT community is adapting to new ways of taking care of ourselves and others. If you’d like to connect with your community, stay active, sleep better, relieve stress, and more, Community Wellness at MIT Medical can help you find virtual wellness programs that fit your needs.

View all classes here.

Don’t see what you are looking for? Email wellness [at] med.mit.edu with any questions about wellness programs at MIT.

Don't forget: MIT Medical's COVID-19 hotline can be reached at 617-253-4865, and the 24-hour general helpline is 617-253-1311.

MIT WRITING AND COMMUNICATION CENTER (WCC)

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 through https://mit.mywconline.com. Please note that the WCC hours are offered Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm, and fill up fast.

Some faculty already require their students to consult with the WCC’s communication experts on their papers, technical reports, and presentations — doing so is a good way not only to improve the quality of their students’ work but also to help students grow as academic writers and communicators. 

The WCC has decades of experience preparing thousands of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral scholars and faculty, for positions in research, academia, and industry. We provide expertise in scientific and engineering writing as well as humanities and social science writing across various genres, including journal articles, scientific posters, dissertations, oral presentations, and slide design.

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, Assistant 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.
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

SCIENCE & POETRY PROJECT - CAMBRIDGE ARTS COUNCIL

Grant-funded public art installation aims to counter systemic racism in the arts and sciences.

The Poetry of Science, a public art installation funded by the Cambridge Arts Council, has officially launched with the intention to increase the representation of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islander, and people of color (POC) experiences in the fields of poetry, photography, and the sciences.

Selected poets and local scientists will be paired to collaboratively create a poem based on the research, motivations, and history of the scientists. The culmination of the project will result in a display of poetry alongside portraits of the scientists as public art in the summer of 2021.

The Poetry of Science aims to counter the negative associations about POC that result from systemic racism by creating new and positive associations between POC, the arts, the sciences, how nature is perceived, and what it means to generate knowledge.

The Poetry of Science will culminate in:

  • A public art display featuring original photographic portraits of each scientist alongside their associated poem
  • A dedicated issue of Spry Literary Journal
  • Participation in the Boston Book Festival Summer Lit Crawl
  • Biographical profiles of poets and scientists on our website and social media channels

The project is led and directed by Joshua Sariñana, PhD, a neuroscientist and fine art photographer based in Cambridge. The project manager, Linsey Jayne, MFA, is a Boston poet and co-founder of the literary journal, Spry.

The project will be displayed in select areas of Cambridge, MA starting in late spring/early summer of 2021.

For more information about The Poetry of Science, including submission guidelines, visit www.poetryofscience.org.

Here is some recent media coverage:

UPCOMING INSTITUTE COMMUNITY & EQUITY OFFICE (ICEO) EVENTS

A calendar of upcoming events is available here.

NORTH AMERICAN IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMBS) STUDENT CONFERENCE

The upcoming *VIRTUAL* North American IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Student Conference will be in June 2021! The theme of the conference is "Diversity of Perspective & People" and it is being organized by a group of graduate students from MIT, Harvard, and Penn State (including a number of HST colleagues!). The goal is to emphasize equally themes of interdisciplinary conversation, broader social impacts, diversity, equity & inclusion, mental health and wellness, and scientific communication along with cutting edge research and cool science.

Check out the website if you're interested.

To get involved, you may:

MEDICAL DEVELOPMENT GROUP BOSTON - EVENTS

The Medical Development Group Boston (MDG Boston) is a community of individuals professionally committed to the Medical Device and other Medical Technology Industry segments united by the belief that innovation and advances in technology lead to substantial improvements in health care.

MDG's Mission is to contribute to the continuing development of medical devices and other medical technologies by enhancing the professional development of its members, fostering and supporting entrepreneurial thinking, serving as a forum for exploration of new business opportunities, and promoting best practices in enterprise management.

MDG pursues this mission through the organization of educational programs and forums: the facilitation of cross-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration; the creation of venues for networking and information sharing for current and aspiring professionals, clinicians, and entrepreneurs; and the development of alliances with complementary organizations.

We would love for you to attend and spread the word in your community!

For more information on our upcoming events, visit our website.

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/.

BRAINMAP SEMINARS

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

Student Opportunities

VOLUNTEER TUTORS NEEDED: MIT ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE PROGRAM FOR SERVICE EMPLOYEES

The MIT English as a Second Language Program for Service Employees is looking for volunteers to connect with Facilities Dept. service employees over the phone for one hour/week, helping them improve their English skills through informal conversations

No experience is required, just a good command of English and an interest in helping individuals whose first language is not English. The goals of the program are to build student’s confidence, to help them become more productive in their jobs, and to perhaps open up further opportunities for advancement.

For evening workers tutoring is held from 6-7pm and for night shift workers from 11pm-midnight. The summer session runs through July.

This is an opportunity to make a real and positive difference.

Please contact esl-admins [at] mit.edu.

GRADUATE COMMUNITY FELLOWS POSITIONS

Apply for a Grad Community Fellow Position!

Interested in opportunities to improve graduate life & community at MIT while earning a stipend? Check out these open Graduate Community Fellow positions.

Graduate Community Fellows are a cadre of graduate students who work on projects and assignments that enhance the graduate community in unique ways. Each Fellow reports to a staff member in the OGE or in a partner organization and focuses on a specific project.

To serve as a Graduate Community Fellow, a graduate student must meet minimal eligibility requirements and agree to the terms of appointment. Appointment periods for Fellow positions vary. All positions serve 10 hours per week and receive compensation of $675 per month.

Current positions are listed below; further details about each position are found on the “Current Fellow positions” page.

  • Committed to Caring (OPENS July 2021): Celebrate MIT faculty members who make a positive impact in grad student lives. Strong writing skills needed.
  • GradLink and Programs for Graduate Student Support (OPENS June 2021): Connect grad students to resources through social media. Bring your sense of humor and Instagram savvy!
  • Graduate Student Surveys & Data Analysis (OPEN): Support diversity, equity and inclusion with your survey design and/or data analysis skills.
  • Institute Discrimination & Harassment Response Office (OPEN): Support IDHR with overseeing, developing, and implementing training and education materials
  • PKG Center – Social innovation (OPEN): Dig into support for the IDEAS competition, where innovation, service, and social entrepreneurship are fostered
  • REFS Program Support (OPEN; prior or current experience with REFS program required): Help make the REFS program work better & optimize resources for individual REFS, for dREFS and for iREFS.

For application and questions, please contact Jessica Landry, jlandry [at] mit.edu. Applications for all positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. We hope to hear from you!

COMMITTED TO CARING (C2C) NOMINATIONS OPEN

Have you had a great experience with a faculty member at MIT? Consider nominating them for the Committed to Caring (C2C) honor! This summer, we will conduct a round of selections for faculty to be honored for the 2021-23 cycle.

Submit your nomination, read more details about the process, and view all previously honored professors.

A committed and caring faculty member is an integral part of a graduate student's support network, whether they are going through a crisis, clarifying potential career paths, or addressing obstacles in research. The C2C program aims to encourage great mentorship at MIT by highlighting these wonderful examples of caring.

In this next round of honoring faculty, we would very much like to increase the representation of racial/ethnic diversity among those honored, so that the faces of Committed to Caring at MIT reflect the many kinds of heroes at the Institute. Consider sharing your experience with a faculty member who contributed to your wellbeing, helped promote diversity and inclusion of all MIT community members, and/or took the time to commit a caring act.  

Letters of nomination are due by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, June 30.  You may nominate as many professors as you like. 

Submit your C2C Nomination Form Here

The Office of Graduate Education began the Committed to Caring (C2C) program in 2014 to recognize outstanding teachers and mentors. The 60 faculty members who have been celebrated to date have demonstrated a focus on student well-being, built an inclusive culture, advocated for students, supported mental health, and made themselves consistently available for impactful advising.  

Any questions about the process can be directed to the c2c [at] mit.edu (C2C team).

COME ON OUT - JAPAN / 2021 REMOTE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Hello students and recent graduates! Please read below for some new exciting opportunities from Come On Out - Japan!

Global English Camp 2021 - Online Program

We are still looking for candidates for our 2021 Global English Camp program, which has transitioned to an all-online experience for students (and a paid internship for mentors!). We are particularly looking for flexible students and recent graduates who are enthusiastic (and able to) about participating in the entire program, despite the time zone differences. Review the schedule below and APPLY HERE!.

Dates: 7/30 - 8/1, 8/6 - 8/6, 8/13 - 8/15

Times: Friday 6 - 9 PM JST, Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM JST, Sunday 10 AM - 6 PM JST

Remote Internships
Want to gain professional experience in the international education and business world from the comfort of your home?   We offer 12-week internships in the fields of curriculum, business development, marketing, writing and web design for university students around the world. It’s a fantastic way to gain valuable experience, add to your resume, and make international connections with staff and fellow interns during your current busy schedule!   Email us at info [at] comeonoutjapan.com or visit our internship page for more information - we look forward to hearing from you!

Global Opportunities Newsletter
Are you interested in working abroad or working for an international company remotely? We are constantly finding interesting opportunities around the world that are looking for enthusiastic student applicants. Sign up for our Global Opportunities Newsletter here! Each month, we will provide you with a growing list of exciting international jobs, internships and programs that cover a variety of interests and academic and career goals. These opportunities will not just be with Japanese companies, and will all be catered to globally-minded students looking to gain professional experience in fields such as education, technology, communications/marketing, business/finance, language, and more!

Online training and teacher certification opportunity!
Last March, we launched our updated, accredited Come On Out - eTEFL course and practicum that allows aspiring ESL teachers (or aspiring world travelers) to (a) learn how to effectively teach online and in-person and (b) access a practicum platform to practice with live students in Japan and around the world. Our course has received great reviews and we are now offering it to students like you. If you are interested in gaining teaching experience, working internationally, or just looking to build your resume, please check out our website, www.comeonoutetefl.com. We also have a job board that is constantly updated to help you find the perfect opportunity that fits your lifestyle!

Feel free to email our team at info [at] comeonoutjapan.com with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you as well as opening the applications for the 2022 Global English Camp this coming fall. Stay safe and healthy!

HARVARD GSAS BUSINESS CLUB LEADERSHIP TEAM RECRUITMENT

The HGBC is currently recruiting leadership team members for the 2021-22 academic year.

What is the HGBC?

The Harvard GSAS Business Club (HGBC) is a student-run organization that aims to provide business career-related programming for non-MBA graduate students. We host our annual flagship events (the Mini-MBA and Harvard Global Case Competition) as well as events related to finance/investment, venture capital, entrepreneurship, and more!

Why get involved?

  • Opportunity to contribute to Harvard campus ecosystem
  • Gain valuable leadership and teamwork experience
  • Network with business leaders while planning student events
  • Meet new people outside of your home department 

Who is eligible?

All current and incoming Harvard students and postdoctoral fellows (including those at affiliated hospitals) are eligible.

Application process and deadline:

  • Complete online application form and upload your resume
  • Selected candidates will be invited to interview in June
  • Application deadline: Monday, May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm ET 

Apply here.

Contact information for questions: harvardgsasbusinessclub [at] gmail.com

SUMMER VENTURE FELLOW INTERNSHIP - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY - PAID

Position Description: This is a fully remote summer position

Save lives. Fulfill yours.

At the American Cancer Society, we're leading the fight for a world without cancer. Our employees and 1.5 million volunteers are raising the bar every single day. We actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds including communities of color, the LGBTQ community, veterans, and people with disabilities. The greater the diversity of our people, the better we can serve our communities. The people who work at the American Cancer Society focus their diverse talents on our lifesaving mission. It is a calling. And the people who answer it are fulfilled.

BrightEdge is the American Cancer Society’s donor-funded philanthropic impact fund operating at the intersection of impact, investment, and innovation.  To accelerate ACS’s bold goal of reducing cancer mortality 40% by 2035, BrightEdge propels groundbreaking patient-centric solutions by investing in the most innovative startup companies developing novel technology-based cancer solutions to advance science, reduce disparities, and promote healthcare sustainability.

The BrightEdge team uses a double bottom-line approach by evaluating both mission-driven social impact and financial returns on investments to help fuel the Society’s life-saving programs in research, access, and health equity.

The position is responsible for analyzing current and potential enterprise formation of ACS’s extramural research grants portfolio and programs. Over $5B has been invested in cancer research since the Society’s founding and the annual $400MM investment in research grants-in-effect is an integral part of the Society’s mission.  This position will assess the Extramural Science portfolio of past grant recipients, intellectual property filings, publications, and industry disclosures for startup formation and growth. This information will be used for ACS grantee engagement, C-Suite communications, and future BrightEdge investment decisions.  Clear presentation of findings is critical. This position is required to communicate effectively with various stakeholders including organizational leadership and various internal communication channels.

Find more information here.

TEACHING ASSISTANT PART-TIME

Esme Learning has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Planning to offer the Health Ventures course, a new, digitally-delivered program designed to provide participants with a comprehensive roadmap of how to structure a successful health venture, navigate the business process, complexities and possible solutions involved when designing, evaluating and launching and a health venture product or service. The six-week course prepares learners for the intricacies of building a new venture in a highly competitive and regulated market.

The Teaching Assistant team is responsible for facilitating understanding of the content for courses developed by leading universities. Learners are spread across the globe and have strong corporate and academic backgrounds. The purpose of this role is to deliver content and assess students in the course in order to provide them with a world-class learning experience.

As a TA, you will facilitate discussion on the online environment in class-wide and small group chat rooms. You will be responsible for creating a world-class learning experience for participants by grading and providing feedback on their submissions. This is a remote, part-time role with the approximate time requirement of 10 - 15 hours per week spread over the entire week, for a total of 7 weeks. Most of the work may be done at the time of your choosing, and there may be some fixed weekly team calls and deadlines. Note that the time requirement and remuneration are based on the number of participants the tutor directly supervises.

Requirements

  • Graduate or postgraduate qualification in a related field of expertise
  • Practical/corporate experience in a related start-up or corporate role
  • Exceptional facilitation skills and interpersonal skills
  • A passion for education and learning

To apply, send a resumé and cover letter to careers [at] esmelearning.com. Be sure to include “MIT Teaching Assistant - Health Ventures” in the SUBJECT field. No phone calls or recruiters, please.

Find more information here.

2021 JAMES DYSON AWARD: NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES

The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. It's open to current and recent design engineering students, and is run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to get young people excited about design engineering.

The James Dyson Award is your chance to make a name for yourself as an inventor. As well as winning a significant cash prize, you could generate media exposure to kick-start your career, earn the esteem of your peers – and perhaps gain the confidence to launch your own business. Entering is simple.

We’re looking for designers who think differently, to create products that work better. Engineers who follow an iterative design process. The judges – and James Dyson especially – are drawn to designs that employ clever yet simple engineering principles. If yours is a sustainable design, that’s even better. As well as proving your project’s technical viability, we'd also love to see that it’s commercially viable, too – so include any research you've done into manufacturing.

Find out more about the James Dyson Award, here
Application deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

FLIPPING FAILURE - PEER SUPPORT COMMUNITY RESOURCE

Flipping Failure is a collection of video stories told by MIT students about their path towards resilience when faced with challenge at MIT.

The goal of this community initiative is to provide visibility to stories of academic challenge and resilience so that we can begin shifting the conversation around struggle from something to be ashamed of to something that is human. Struggling is not only part of the human experience, but it is often the result of tackling difficult challenges and learning experiences. We hope that watching peers talk about their challenges and hearing about the productive and healthy strategies they used to cope will help other students discover their own path towards resilience and self-acceptance.

Thanks to Our Partners:
Community Wellness, FAIL!, MindHandHeart, MITell, Office of Graduate Education GradSupport, Student Support Services (S3)

If you are interested in learning more about Flipping Failure or would like to contribute your story, please contact flippingfailure [at] mit.edu.
The content on this site was assembled and is maintained by MIT’s Teaching and Learning Lab.

iREFS WEEKLY OFFICE HOURS (CONFIDENTIAL CONFLICT MANAGEMENT SESSIONS)

What is iREFS?
MIT iREFS is a student group that offers confidential peer-to-peer support to fellow graduate students. 

What do we do?
Our mission is to ensure graduate student wellness, especially in times of uncertainty, stress, and conflict. We provide confidential, peer-to-peer conflict support and coaching. We also provide informed referrals to MIT resources and offices. Further, we organize conflict management workshops for the MIT graduate student community on active listening and difficult conversations.

Hope you are staying safe and healthy! We are happy to share that MIT iREFS will be holding weekly office hours (confidential conflict management sessions). 

During these office hours, an iREFS will be available on a zoom call. Please feel free to join the call if you are looking to talk to a fellow grad student regarding an issue that is a cause of concern/stress for you. We are here to provide a listening ear, inform you about key student resources that you could benefit from, and help brainstorm ways to come out of such challenging situations.

All sessions are confidential and no calls are recorded. As an alternative, you can always email us at irefs-contact [at] mit.edu or sign up with our Google Form to schedule a meeting at a time that is convenient for you.

Subscribe to our Mailing List:
You can subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates about our events!

Want to follow iREFS on social media?
– Join our Facebook group today!
– Follow us on Instagram

MIT INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK MAILING LIST

The International Support Network has setup a mailing list to build community and provide support to the international students at MIT. All MIT community members are welcome to join!

The International Support Network is a peer support network for international students and scholars as well as allies. We have been actively monitoring proposed policy changes that relate to remote appointments, housing, international travel as well as visa status for international students. After our July open letter​, we have been following up with ISO on related issues. Given the rapidly changing current situation, we acknowledge the heightened concern among the international community at MIT. With that in mind, we created our mailing list​ where we share information about policy updates (both MIT and federal), provide support, and hold future town halls to hear out community members.​

Sign up for the mailing list to hear about those updates and other resources!

Stay safe and take care everyone!​

Feel free to direct any questions to: international-support-admin [at] mit.edu

ASK MIT. GET ANSWERS.

ask.mit.edu is intended for MIT students to ask questions about student support at MIT. Ask your question here and a member of Student Support and Wellbeing team will get back to you within one business day.

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

Fellowship Newsletter
Our Fellowship Newsletter is a monthly/bimonthly occurrence that includes upcoming opportunities and events, tips on applying to fellowships, announcements, and generally an avenue for us to relay fellowship related information. 

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iGrad
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
Newly updated Financial Literacy section to our website found here. Also, we’ve added a new Financial Concerns section that includes information on identity theft, food insecurity and transitioning out of school (great for graduation season) found here.

If there are further questions about fellowships, the OGE Fellowship section can be found here, especially the Fellowships Tips content here.  

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OFFICE NEWSLETTER

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MIT GRAD DIVERSITY & ICEO NEWSLETTERS

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)

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:

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

Visit: http://spouses.mit.edu

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MIT LANGUAGE CONVERSATION EXCHANGE

Open to all members of the MIT community

We connect people across MIT for conversation, cultural exchange, and friendship.

How to find a conversation partner at MIT so you can practice a language you are learning or want to improve with a native speaker.

  • Visit our website: http://lce.mit.edu
  • Search and contact native speakers of languages you want to practice for one-on-one conversation held at your convenience
    Watch this video to learn how our website works
  • Join our new Slack Space: https://bit.ly/lce-slack
  • Join or create channels for the languages you are interested in
  • Practice your writing skills while meeting other people at MIT who share your language interests
  • Participate in our virtual events: https://bit.ly/LCECAFE
  • Conversation cafes held on Zoom
  • Breakout rooms with small groups of people for language exchange
    Held on the 2nd Friday and 4th Tuesday of the month at 2pm, Register in advance

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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.

peer2peer.mit.edu

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.

Professional Opportunities

FACULTY POSITION AT THE CENTER FOR SYSTEMS BIOLOGY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY, MGH RESEARCH INSTITUTE

The Center for Systems Biology (CSB) and Department of Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Research Institute and Harvard Medical School (HMS), in Boston are seeking an outstanding scientist for a faculty position. The Department of Pathology (Chair: David Louis) is one of the premier Pathology departments in the US and has a vibrant research program. The CSB (Director: Ralph Weissleder) is one of the five interdisciplinary thematic Centers at the MGH and is located in the Simches Research Building on the MGH campus.

Areas of interest include computational pathology and machine learning with a strong focus on analysis and modeling of cellular and molecular-scale measurements of single cells in tissue, including highly multiplexed protein measurements, single cell genetic studies, imaging mass cytometry, 3D imaging at single cell resolution, as well as mathematical and engineering approaches directed toward understanding of tissue organization and disease progression. Our goals are to decipher how human biology functions in health and disease, and to apply newly learned knowledge to develop new diagnostics, biomarkers and therapies.  

The applicant should have a strong research plan, which should synergize with ongoing basic, applied and translational research efforts at CSB and Pathology at MGH Research Institute. The successful candidates will be expected to build and maintain an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program.  The candidate should enjoy working collaboratively with other scientists.

The search is for candidate(s) to be hired at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level at HMS. Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD or equivalent degree. Competitive candidates have an exceptional track record in basic or translational research, a history of independent funding and the potential to develop an outstanding, visionary and independent research program that supports the ultimate goal of multiplexed tissue analysis to prevent and cure human diseases.

Interested candidates are invited to submit application materials electronically via https://csb.mgh.harvard.edu/information/careers. Each application must include one PDF file with: i) a cover letter; ii) a curriculum vitae and iii) a research plan including a statement of impact. Applicants should provide three or more references who will be contacted automatically to upload reference letters. Only completed applications will be reviewed. Under-represented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please address administrative questions to  Serena Sullivan (Sullivan.Serena [at] mgh.harvard.edu), CSB, Simches Research Center, 185 Cambridge Street, Suite 5.210, Boston, MA 02114. Responses received by September 1, 2021 will be given priority.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER AT THE INTERSECTION OF VIROLOGY AND FLUID PHYSICS

We are looking for a highly motivated individual as a postdoctoral researcher on a collaborative project at the interface of Fluids and Health driven by the Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory at MIT, Cambridge, MA and the Mühlberger Laboratory at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) at Boston University, Boston, MA. The Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory at MIT, directed by Prof. Bourouiba, has a strong research focus on fluid dynamics and modeling of infectious disease transmission and medical applications at various scales. Dr. Mühlberger’s laboratory at the NEIDL has a strong research focus on viral replication strategies and pathogenesis mechanism of highly pathogenic viruses, including filoviruses, henipaviruses, and more recently, SARS-CoV-2.

The project will focus on the study of currently poorly understood mechanisms of respiratory virus transmission through the lens of fluid- and bio-physics and will be part of an interdisciplinary effort to tackle important knowledge gaps in our understanding of the various phases of host-to-host transmission that are the root of pandemics for a range of viral diseases. Viruses of interest include SARS-CoV-2 and Nipah virus among others. Following applicable background checks and training, this position will require work in the Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4) facility at the NEIDL. The individual will be co-mentored by Profs. Bourouiba and Mühlberger and be part of an integrated collaborative interdisciplinary team of virologists, biologists and physical and engineering scientists in their two labs and collaborating labs of Profs. Heldt and Gray at the Institute of Medical Engineering and Sciences of MIT. Specialized training in BSL-4 cell culture infection studies and fluid- and bio-physics concepts will also be provided by the collaborating laboratories.

A Ph.D. in virology, microbiology, biomedical engineering, or other engineering or physical science disciplines is required. Experience in biophysics and modeling, microfabrication and microfluidics is strongly desired. The candidate should have experience in molecular biology and BSL-2 virology with a focus on RNA viruses.

The work to be performed includes SARS-CoV-2 and Nipah virus cell culture infection studies, microscopy and spectroscopy analyses, designing and prototyping devices at various scales using additive/subtractive/molding techniques, functionally testing devices for use in the virological studies, and quantitative analyses of the obtained results, with interfacing with the modelling team members.

Further requirements include the ability to work independently and as part of a team in a multidisciplinary setting, the desire to meet and exceed expectations, a proven commitment to producing accurate, high-quality work, the ability to independently manage time, write, and prioritize deadlines. The candidate is also expected to maintain a safe work environment, prepare regular written reports and presentations, and engage in team and sponsor meetings.

Apply by sending the application package by email to bgadmin [at] mit.edu () with the subject line including the following [Fluids and Viruses: Postdoctoral Position]  and attaching a cover letter explaining interest in the job and research vision, CV, a research statement highlighting fit, and three publications considered by the applicant to be representative of their strength and most important contributions and explaining how they showcase their fit and potential for growth and contribution for this position.

Applications will be reviewed on a first come basis until the position is filled.

POST DOCTORAL FELLOW: KIDNEY STEM CELL BIOLOGY, MICROPHYSICOLOGICAL SYSTEMS AND  REGENERATION      

Description:
Opportunity to work at interface of biomedical engineering and kidney stem cell biology and pathophysiology. The work includes development of approaches to regeneration,  injury mitigation and repair. The lab has pioneered development of kidney organoids from human stem cells and applied the technology to measurement of physiological function of epithelial cells as well as models of genetic and non-genetic diseases of kidney and lung. There are many collaborative projects with other biomedical engineering and biophysicist laboratories.  

Responsibilties:
We seek creative individuals, with backgrounds that can vary, who are interested in using basic techniques of stem cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics and engineering to tackle important problems in kidney disease. Knowledge of physiological system approaches are desirable but not mandatory. Should have good writing skills.

Requirements: 
A PhD or MD/PhD or MD and US citizenship or permanent residency. Please email CV, a brief cover letter describing your experience and long term goals

To apply please contact Joseph Bonventre MD PhD at jbonventre [at] bwh.harvard.edu

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN DIGITAL PHENOTYPING OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STATES (MGH)

The Depression Clinical Research Program (DCRP) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School is seeking a creative and computationally skilled postdoctoral fellow to develop next generation digital phenotyping methods that dynamically map psychological states such as depression, stress and perceived happiness, and cognitive function.  The fellow will work at the intersection of basic and translational digital phenotyping methods that seek to identify states of health and illness in older adults and how mind/body and mindfulness therapies may modify behavioral phenotypes. 

The successful candidate will have outstanding programming skills and a doctoral degree in psychology, neuroscience, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, computer science, applied math, or related field. Prior research experience in digital phenotyping is not required. Candidates with a strong background in machine learning, Python, and R statistical computing are encouraged to apply. Creativity, initiative, proven ability to publish, teamwork, self-direction, and excellent oral and written communication skills are key.

The fellow will have the opportunity to benefit from ongoing NIH funded clinical trials of behavioral interventions that, in addition to validated clinical measurements, receive multiple digital data streams.  These include passive and active smartphone sensing through the high throughput Beiwe platform developed by Dr. Jukka-Pekka Onnela’s laboratory at the Harvard School of Public Health, which is a collaborating group on this research.  Other data streams will include custom designed App software delivering psychotherapy and monitoring usage, and wearable devices.  The fellow will receive mentorship from the PI and other DCRP investigators toward the goal of publication of first-authored manuscripts early in the fellowship.  It is expected that this will enable the fellow to apply for independent NIH funding during the fellowship, building on the Principal Investigator’s and DCRP’s successful track record.

The position is full-time for 2 years (with funding extensible for an additional 2 years based on productivity and interest) with benefits. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and additional funding for conferences and training seminars. The Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and underrepresented minorities in science are encouraged to apply.  Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, the contact information of two references, and a cover letter describing their research background, interests, and professional goals by email to Dr. Felipe Jain (felipe.jain [at] mgh.harvard.edu).

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW IN MEDICAL IMAGE ANALYSIS AND MACHINE LEARNING

Open position: The Department of Radiology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School invite applicants for a full-time position at the postdoctoral research fellow level.

Topic: The funded project involves developing and using medical image analysis and deep learning algorithms to quantify normal brain development and to detect early signs of abnormalities in brain magnetic resonance images (MRIs).

Candidate qualifications: The successful candidate will be in the final year of PhD or have a PhD degree in the Data Science, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science/Engineering, Applied Maths, Computational Neuroscience, or related fields. Experience in machine learning and medical image analysis is preferred.

Timeframe: The starting date can be as early as June 1st, 2021. The position will be open until filled. The period is 2 years given satisfactory progress evaluated at the end of the first year. Continuous stay beyond 2 years is possible based on performance and funding, and we will encourage and help the fellow to apply for his/her own funding for further career development.

Team: The new member will be working closely with

  • P. Ellen Grant, MD, Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, specializing in neuroradiology, neuroscience, and pediatric neurodevelopmental, Founding Director of the Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging Developmental Science Center (FNNDSC, https://www.fnndsc.org) that has ~10 faculty, ~10 postdoc fellows, and ~20 research scientists or assistants,  and
  • Yangming Ou, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology working on medical image analysis and machine learning, faculty member of FNNDSC, and Director of affiliated Image, Informatics, and Intelligence (I3) Lab (https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/i3-lab).

Members of the team (postdoc fellows, PhD students, and research assistants) work on MRI analysis and machine learning for abnormality detection, early screening of disorders, outcome prediction, treatment evaluation, and neuroimaging biomarkers for typical and atypical brain development in children and beyond.

To apply: Please send your CV to Dr. Yangming Ou at yangming.ou [at] childrens.harvard.edu.

Disclaimer: Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School is an equal employer. Applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law. Under-represented groups in STEM are especially encouraged to apply.

PROJECT PRANA SEEKING CEO

Medical device startup spinning out of MIT/HMS seeking CEO.
Project Prana is seeking a CEO to propel the team to its next stage of growth (Part-time okay)

A sample of what you’ll do:

  • Customer discovery and product positioning: The underlying technology has a few potential use cases that required further refinement. You will lead conversations with our potential customers to discover the best fit and position the product accordingly
  • Fundraising: You will lead efforts to fundraise to help finance Prana’s near-term tasks (e.g. clinical trials) and long-term growth
  • Team management: You will be the quarterback to ensure your teammates’ workstreams are progressing appropriately. Workstreams include but are not limited to clinical trials, manufacturing, and university startup competitions
  • Legal entity management: Project Prana is currently set up as a 501c3 nonprofit, and is exploring the option of converting the entity to a c-corp

About Us:
Project Prana is a 501c3 nonprofit working on bringing a new ventilator multiplexing technology to global markets in need. The team has developed and is ready to deploy the Individualized System for Augmenting Ventilator Efficacy (iSAVE). The iSAVE can expand the ventilation capacity of hospitals by multiplexing a single ventilator to provide personalized support to at least two patients. The iSAVE enables independent control of volume and pressure for each patient and incorporates safety measures to accommodate sudden patient deterioration and cross contamination.

Learn more about the rigorous testing standards and technical specifications of the iSAVE.

We have partnered with Indventr to manufacture the product, applied for an FDA EUA and are engaging in clinical trials in various sites. We are partnering with hospitals, startups, and healthcare systems around the world where low-cost or new ventilators are not viable.

If interested, please reach out directly to pranaforcovid [at] gmail.com.

EMBARK - GLADSTONE'S PRESIDENTIAL POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAM

Embark, the Gladstone Institutes Presidential Postdoctoral Program, aims to increase the representation of underrepresented minoritized groups within the sciences and at Gladstone. This program was launched in 2020 as part of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

People are the most important part of our organization and are at the center of everything we do. At Gladstone, we know it takes a diverse group of empowered individuals to effectively use science to overcome disease.

We believe that when we bring together people with diverse approaches and ideas to tackle scientific challenges in creative ways, we create tremendous opportunities for discovering new treatments and cures for disease.

Eligibility

  • Must have completed degree requirements for a PhD or MD/PhD prior to the start of the program.
  • Be a part of a group that has been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, as defined by the NIH, or have demonstrated support for underrepresented groups through their teaching, service, and research.
  • Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident.

Program Details

  • Scientific Research and Environment
    Gladstone provides a dynamic and collaborative research environment, with emphasis on rigorous scientific training, personalized attention and mentoring, supplemented by close interactions with our colleagues at nearby universities, such as UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley, and Stanford.
  • Career and Professional Development
    Gladstone’s postdoctoral program is built to prepare you for a transition into an independent career, providing training in technical, professional, and leadership skills. Through courses offered at Gladstone, you’ll be able to expand your skills in data science, leadership and management, scientific and grant writing, and communication, in addition to receiving individual career counseling and guidance. Gladstone also hosts a number of events and programs for trainees to explore career opportunities in academics, industry, or nonprofits. Learn more about Gladstone’s postdoc program.
  • Community Building
    Gladstone is home to many community groups that provide opportunities for leadership, collaboration, mentorship, and science education outreach to the local community.

    The Gladstone Postdoc Advisory Committee (GPAC) aims to provide support that maximizes the professional and scientific development of postdocs at Gladstone.

    Outside of the postdoc committee, Gladstone has a number of community groups that connect individuals across labs and teams. Examples include the LGBTQ+ community group, the Women’s Initiative, and Elevated Voices, our community group dedicated to creating an inclusive culture in which people of color are empowered to contribute, learn, and lead.
  • Mentoring
    Mentoring is a central part of Gladstone’s mission and essential to our culture. You’ll receive personalized mentorship and will be able to develop your own skills as a mentor. In addition to Gladstone’s mentoring programs, participants in the Embark program will be able to join monthly social, professional, and career development activities with the UCSF IRACDA (Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award program. All postdocs also have access to personalized career advising sessions with Gladstone’s Postdoc Office.

    You can also grow your skills as a mentor by signing up to be a PUMAS mentor. Gladstone’s PUMAS (Promoting Underrepresented Minorities Advancing in the Sciences) summer internship program aims to provide historically underrepresented community college students with lab experience before they transfer to a 4-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. As an Embark participant, you can sign up to mentor a PUMAS intern in your lab over the summer and expand your skills as a scientific and professional mentor.
  • Salary and Benefits
    Participants will receive a postdoctoral salary based on years of experience, Gladstone’s full benefits package, and a stipend of $10,000 per year for the period of the program.

Find more information on the program, application procedure and the selection process here.

INSIGHT FELLOWS PROGRAM

We’re now accepting applications from graduating students for our winter session.

*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.

INSIGHT FELLOWS

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.

Getting Hired

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.

Starting Salary

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.

Hiring Companies

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.

Post-Program Experience 

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.  

Locations:

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

Want to learn more about Insight and our programs? Visit: https://www.insightfellows.com

Not ready to apply? Sign up for our notification list: https://notifiy.insightdatascience.com/notify

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.

LABSHARES NEWTON

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).

LabShares Website

LabShares Upcoming Events

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

EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER SUMMIT

Registration is now open for Reaching the Peak: A Science & Technology Career Summit, Research!America’s summit for early career researchers, on June 30, 2021 from 11-6pm ET.

During this one-day virtual event, early career researchers will have the opportunity to explore an array of career paths, network with fellow researchers, participate in professional development workshops, and engage in meaningful discussions around issues critical to the success of the R&D ecosystem. 

Sample workshops and topics the Summit will explore: 

  • Resume and CV Development 
  • Effective Science Communication 
  • Science Policy and Advocacy
  • Fostering Successful Mentorships

Early career researchers in biomedical, public health, or other health-related disciplines are invited to attend, including graduate students in Master’s, PhD, MD, PharmD, or similar degree programs, recent graduates, Postdocs/Fellows, and early-career employees. 

At this time, we are currently at capacity for the Summit, but encourage you to join our waitlist. You will be notified via email if space becomes available.

Please enter your information through the registration site to be added to the waitlist. 

Sign up on the waitlist for the Summit!

As a special component of the Summit, applications are now being accepted to participate in Research!America's second annual Flash Talks Competition. In this competition, early career researchers will test their science communication skills by providing a short, 3-minute presentation of their biomedical or health-related research, including its significance and broader context to a general audience. Each Flash Talk will be evaluated by a panel of judges on how effectively and concisely the research was communicated.

The preliminary round of the competition will take place on June 30, 2021 during Research!America's Early Career Summit, with the final round occurring during the 2021 National Health Research Forum held September 13-15, 2021.

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

MIT has a diverse range of career fairs, only a few of which are run by Career Advising & Professional Development. Others are managed by student organizations or academic departments. MIT students are also welcome at some fairs hosted by companies, professional organizations, and other universities.

To get the most of your career fair experience, see our Tips for Career Fair Success. You can also view the CAPD events calendar for career fair workshops.

Find out more about career fairs at MIT.

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. 

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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)

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