Volume 22, Number 8

HST Community Notices

UPDATED FACE COVERING POLICY - CITY OF CAMBRIDGE

  • Starting on October 2, 2020, you must wear a face covering (covering your nose and mouth) at all times when in outdoor public places, including sidewalks, streets, parks, plazas, bus stops, non-residential parking lots/garages, and any other outdoor area that is open and accessible to the general public.
    (City of Cambridge Face Covering Policy)
  • If you are indoors, wear your face covering in all public places, such as lobbies, hallways, elevators, stairwells, and restrooms.
  • Per MIT’s face covering policy, you may temporarily remove your face covering if you are alone in a private office or personal space with a closed door.
  • The Division of Student life produced this short video on how to properly wear a face covering.

Find ongoing updates at MIT Now for adapting to Covid and keeping connected.

MIT & HARVARD COVID-19 RESOURCES

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

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

THE MIND PROJECT WORKING GROUP FOR POSTDOCS

The MIND Project is a new Harvard Brain Science Initiative (HBI) working group for postdoctoral level trainees interested in neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders, coming from all parts of Harvard University and its affiliated institutes/hospitals. This includes post-docs, research fellows, clinical fellows, and instructors.

The MIND Project is the first of its kind tailored towards nurturing collaborations between individuals at the postdoctoral level to answer big questions in neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. Such activity would provide them with the skills to form their own collaborations in the future and opens a wide door for them to meet and know each other in order to produce rich, multifaceted, interdisciplinary research, and other outcomes such as products, drug development, digital tools, medical technology, assessment/diagnostic tools, policies, and others. Additionally, postdocs/fellows would benefit from the output of their work, e.g. through joint publications, product launch, policy making, etc. As mentioned, this group gives postdocs/fellows a chance to produce not only papers, but other elements that are not common in academia, but very much needed. We hope that the majority of these outcomes can be made to improve the overall quality of life of those with neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders. We seek to have post-docs/fellows mentored by leaders in the field, obtain peer support, widen their career networks, maximize their productivity, enrich their community, and benefit in myriad other ways from the intellectually stimulating environment around them.

Our working group will discuss concrete challenges in the field, share resources and brainstorm ways to work together on problems of common interest, including ways to make better use of large publicly available data repositories on disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, OCD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and others. All trainees at the post-doctoral level at Harvard who share passion towards neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders in any field are encouraged to participate.

Individuals from all spectrums of knowledge in medicine, psychology, engineering, robotics, machine and deep learning, physics, chemistry, biology, math, theoretical science, pharmacologists, software engineers, etc. are all encouraged to participate as long as they are passionate about the topic and their work.

For those who are interested in learning more, please fill out the introductory survey here: https://forms.gle/HtVAkhaJEFrGowEL8 

Email us at info [at] brain.harvard.edu with any questions or suggestions. 

15.621 - H2 COURSE OF INTEREST TO GRADUATE STUDENTS

We want you to know about a course that will be offered this H2. The course is 15.621 -“Your Career and the Law: Key Junctures, Opportunities and Risks.”  Th/Sat 11-12:30;  First meeting Th 10/22; Fully Remote; 6 credits;  P/D/F only.

US employment law is full of surprises – many unpleasant -- to those starting careers.  This course includes a deep-dive into issues that MIT grads are likely to face, such as:

  • The real meaning of offer letters
  • The real meaning of non-competes, invention assignment agreements, and non-disclosure agreements
  • Discrimination claims based on gender or other grounds
  • Special concerns in the startup context, such as unpaid internships, equity for pay and the legality of independent contractors
  • Planning for career transitions, such as leaving a company to join a competing venture or start one up

Close attention will be given to the concerns of employees and entrepreneurs whose careers are built on cutting-edge technical or analytic skills, or in innovations which they develop.  And the course may be especially useful to international students if they are unfamiliar with the distinctive US system.

The instructors have both been practicing attorneys, and our approach is realistic and practical. 

The syllabus is at the following Sloan Canvas site, which is open to all of MIT: https://canvas.mit.edu/courses/5214.  
Feel free to contact us with questions - Lou Rodriques (louisrod [at] mit.edu) & John Akula (jakula [at] mit.edu), Senior Lecturers in Law

HST.590 LECTURE SCHEDULE

The HST.590 topic for this fall is “Biomedical Research Ethics”.

Non-registered students who are interested in participating in a session should contact Max Cotler, Teaching Assistant (mjcotler [at] mit.edu) for Zoom access information.

Time and Location

Meets virtually on Zoom on selected Thursdays 4:30–6:30PM.

NOTE: Implicit bias training on 11/19/20 will be from 4-7PM

Schedule of Lectures and Course Events

October 22                 

  • Dr. Kenneth Kaitin: “Deconstructing the Drug Development Process and the Vagaries of Drug Pricing”
    Professor, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development
  • Dr. Robin Wolfe Scheffler: “Cancer and the Color Line”
    Associate Professor, MIT Program in Science, Technology, and Society

October 29                 

  • Dr. Marc Lipsitch: “Why Do Exceptionally Dangerous Gain-of-Function Experiments in Influenza?”
    Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
  • Dr. Traci Trice: TBD
    Assistant Dean, Diversity & Student Diversity Programs, Thomas Jefferson University Medical College

November 5               

  • Rep. Jon Santiago: TBD
    MA State Representative, Suffolk (D)
    Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center
  • Dr. Kathryn Stephenson: “Research Equity in a Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities”
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    Director, Clinical Trials Unit, Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, Staff Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases, BIDMC

November 12             

  • Dr. Kevin Volpp: TBD
    Founders President’s Distinguished Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
    Division Chief, Division of Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine
    Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics
  • Dr. Lisa Rosenbaum and Dr. David Shaywitz: Conflicts of Interest and Academic/Industry Relations
    Dr. Rosenbaum: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    National Correspondent New England Journal of Medicine
    Dr. Shaywitz: Lecturer on Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
    Founder, Astounding HealthTech

November 19 (Session open to registered students and invited guests only, note additional time for this session - 4-7pm)

  • Dr. Bryant Marks - Implicit Bias
    Associate Professor/Research Director, Morehouse College                                  

RA CAPITAL'S "THE BUSINESS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY" - VIRTUAL SHORT COURSE

  • Thursdays - November 5, 12, 19 (5-7pm)

Lecturer: Peter Kolchinsky, Ph.D., Managing Partner, RA Capital

Cost: Free to all admitted

Course website:  www.racap.com/courses/

Our application is now open and will close on November 2.

We can probably all remember a single course, a single lecture, or even a single book that fundamentally changed our thinking and repeatedly guides our decisions. That’s the kind of course we have designed: a short, intense upgrade for people planning on a career in or related to biotechnology, whether in companies, as investors, as lawyers, academic founders, or government.

Session 1: Introduction to the Biotech Social Contract

Session 2: Game Theory in Biotech

Session 3: Covid-19 As A Microcosm of American Healthcare

Though this course and its content are geared toward participants with a background in science and/or biotechnology, anyone who wants to learn how biomedical innovation is funded and can be affordable to patients is eligible to apply. 

ACTIVATE LIFE SCIENCES ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

Interested in building life science ventures? ACTIVATE is back!

Thinking about building a life sciences startup? Apply to the Activate Life Sciences Entrepreneurship program!

Activate is a life sciences entrepreneurship program that enables the next generation of bio-entrepreneurs to launch successful life sciences companies. The program fosters collaboration among students of complimentary skillsets and provides teams with hands-on mentorship from world-class life sciences VCs and operators in Boston.

Check out our website for more info about the program, timeline, application, advisors, and past cohorts!

Applications are now open on a rolling cycle through November 13, 2020.

Who is the program for?

  • PhDs, post-docs, MDs, PIs or researchers who have developed a novel technology that has commercial potential
  • MBAs with prior biotech-relevant experience

What are the program benefits?

  • Hands-on weekly mentorship from successful biotech founders and operators
  • One-on-one workshops with world-class industry experts
  • Feedback from top-tier life sciences investors and R&D leads
  • Networking events with biotech executives, VCs, and entrepreneurial faculty
  • $5000 cash prize for winning pitch!

Questions? Activate Bio activate.bio [at] gmail.com

Applications Open! More info at www.activate.bio.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

The MIT-Gordon Engineering Leadership Program (GEL) and the Graduate Student Advisory Group for the School of Engineering (GradSAGE) encourage you to enhance your MIT graduate experience and enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Technical Leadership Program. Here is a summary of the interim certificate requirements

We would also urge you to attend our upcoming Fall 2020 Grad Technical Leadership Workshop Series, which can be used to help satisfy the certificate program requirements. (*Please note— If you are working towards to the Grad Certificate in in Technical Leadership you only need to attend four out of six workshops over the entire course of your time as a grad student.) 

All of the following workshops will be held virtually from 5:30-7:30pm EDT: 

  • Leading at the Intersection of Management and Engineering - Led by Joan Rubin. Thursday, October 22
  • Week of November 2 Workshop TBD - (Speaker and topic to be announced.)
  • Technology Roadmapping and Innovation in the 21st Century (Part 1) - Led by Oli de Weck. Tuesday, November 17
  • Technology Roadmapping and Innovation in the 21st Century (Part 2) - Led by Oli de Weck. Tuesday, December 1

Register for the certificate program and/or any or all workshops by emailing Lisa Stagnone (lstag [at] mit.edu)

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.

Unwind Sessions: These brief classes are a combination of simple stretches to release tension in the body and guided meditation to release tension in the mind. They are offered at 12pm and 5pm EDT Mondays through Thursdays. Attend as often as you wish. Learn more and register to receive Zoom link.

Group health coaching workshops: Fall workshops include Motivation Strategies for students during COVID-19 and Hack Your Sleep. Learn more and register to receive Zoom link.

Refresh App: Stress and anxiety can lead to poor sleep. As a member of the MIT community, you can receive a free subscription to the Refresh app from Sleeprate, courtesy of Community Wellness. The digital “Refresh” program is a personalized mobile solution guiding you through a series of goals to help you retrain your body to sleep soundly.

Step Your Way Challenge: Looking for motivation to be more active this fall? Join the MIT community for a 6-week walking challenge starting Monday, October 5. Our goal is to encourage participants to work up to 10,000 steps a day. Participate, and you just might just win one of five $75 Amazon gift cards! Learn more and register. *Promotional kit to help spread the word about the SYW challenge is attached.

Language Conversation Exchange Virtual Cafe: Discover the beauty of language, learn about languages around the world, and connect with other MIT Community members. The Language Conversation Exchange Cafés happen twice per month. This is a great way to find a language partner! The LCE program is open to MIT community members only.

MedLinks: MedLinks are currently available both on and off campus. This fall, MedLinks are also offering virtual interactions regarding non-emergency situations. Visit the MedLinks website to find out who currently is living in campus residences, or to view our calendar of MedLinks who are available for virtual interactions.

Don’t see what you are looking for? Visit bit.ly/mitwellness or 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 ONLINE WRITING AND COMMUNICATION CENTER

Upcoming Program: Writing Together Online with WCC

Please join the WCC in celebrating the National Day on Writing during the week of October 20th by Writing Together Online every day, Monday through Thursday! During each 90-minute session, we will raffle two prizes.

Our sessions seek to create a community of writers who connect, set realistic goals, and write together to motivate each other and make progress on their academic projects. This program is open to graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, researchers, or faculty, who are actively writing their proposals, manuscripts, or theses/dissertation chapters. 

Feel free to register for any number of 90-minute sessions, from one to all:

  • Monday, October 19th, 3-4:30pm 
  • Tuesday, October 20th, 10-11:30am and 1-2:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 21st, 3-4:30pm
  • Thursday, October 22nd, 10-11:30am

For more information and to register, go to this link or check the WCC website.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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/ 
  5. 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.
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

NEXT IN WATER SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES

  • Friday, October 23, 2020
  • 11am EDT

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Zoom Webinar

The Next in Science series provides an opportunity for early-career scientists whose creative, cross-disciplinary research is thematically linked to introduce their work to one another, to fellow scientists, and to nonspecialists from Harvard and the Greater Boston area.

Without water, life as we know it cannot exist. The speakers in this program will discuss water’s vital role across four areas of modern inquiry: biology, earth science, public health, and the search for extraterrestrial life. What can researchers in these fields learn from one another? How will the interplay between climate change and oceans affect lives, from microorganisms’ to our own? What may “biosignatures” of alien worlds look like? How can we keep a good relationship with water on Earth, preserving its abundance and potability while keeping it out of city streets as sea levels rise?

Speakers:

  • Chris Bowler, RI ’17, CNRS Director of Research, Institute de Biologie de I’École Normale Supérieure
  • Alyssa Goodman, faculty codirector of the science program at the Radcliffe Institute and Robert Wheeler Willson Professor of Applied Astronomy in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
  • Xindi (Cindy) Hu, data scientist, Mathematica
  • Hilary I. Palevsky, assistant professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Boston College
  • Randi Rotjan, research assistant professor, Department of Biology, Boston University
  • Laura Schaefer, assistant professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Stanford University

A group discussion and audience Q&A will follow the presentations. Attendees are invited to join the speakers in Zoom breakout rooms following this event. If you are interested in attending, register for the full program. Registrants will receive a follow-up email with a separate registration form for the breakout rooms.

To register for this virtual event, visit www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2020-next-in-water-program.

This event is free. All are welcome to attend.

MACHINE LEARNING IN HEALTHCARE DISCUSSION SERIES

This Fall we will be experimenting with a virtual discussion series, to further build community among MIT students & faculty working in the area of machine learning for health care.

NLP for Information Extraction from Clinical Notes

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020
  • 5-6pm

Hosted by Professor Peter Szolovits from CSAIL.

Many important aspects of patients' health and social history, treatment plan, and outcomes are recorded only in medical narratives, not as structured data. However, these structured data elements are essential for developing machine learning models, clinical research, and real-world evidence generation. For example, clinical research on COVID19 over the past 6 months depended on being able to abstract from patient charts information about comorbidities such as cancer, treatments such as hydroxychloroquine, exposure events, and so on. Existing NLP algorithms did not provide high enough accuracy, and so much of this work was done manually at great cost and delay. We will discuss: Just how good is state-of-the-art? What accuracy is necessary for different applications? How will multi-modal inputs (i.e., adding images, tabular data, etc.) help? How will recent advances in NLP and ML from outside the clinical domain impact this problem?

Please RSVP here by Monday, October 19th.

All attendees will be expected to participate and contribute to the discussion. This particular event is intended just for the MIT community, and given the discussion format we will try to keep each
event relatively small. However, if you would like to invite your clinical collaborators from outside MIT, they are also welcome. Please ask them to RSVP using the above link and send David Sontag (dsontag [at] csail.mit.edu) a note.

LIVE: MODERATED DISCUSSION WITH ANGELA DAVIS

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020
  • 1-2:30pm EST

Webinar link: https://bit.ly/2SVCOFd

The departments of Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering are proud to announce a live moderated discussion and Q&A on allyship, anti-racism, and social activism with Dr. Angela Davis on October 21, 2020 from 1 to 2:30pm. The discussion will be moderated by Blanche Staton, Senior Associate Dean and Director of the Office of Graduate Education.

This event is open to all MIT constituents.

For accessibility requests or more information, reach out to OMP (Office of Minority Programs).

HSI SEMINAR - DATA DRIVEN DESIGN: RETHINKING BUILDINGS' ROLE IN HEALTHCARE DELIVERY

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020
  • 12:30-2pm

A growing body of evidence shows that healthcare facilities play critical roles in driving the patient experience, operational efficiencies, and patient health outcomes. Although data-driven approaches are prevalent in healthcare, a lack of architectural data has resulted in these crucial assets being overlooked as tools for health system improvement.

In this lunch seminar, two MIT alumni who cofounded Spatio Metrics will discuss how their startup is leveraging data science and machine learning to enable a data-driven approach to building design and management. 

Speakers:

  • Sonal Singh, MBA '19,  is co-founder and CEO of Spatio Metrics.
  • Jim Peraino, SM '20, RA, EDAC is co-founder and CTO of Spatio Metrics.  

Join us

Sloan Groups Registration

Zoom link  Password: 62490  Meeting ID: 939 6323 4492

MIT Health Science Initiatives Event page

HBC 101 SERIES: VENTURE CREATION WITH THE GSAS HARVARD BIOTECH CLUB

Want to leverage your science background to build companies?

  • Monday, October 19, 2020
  • 4-5pm (5-6pm, open for networking)
  • RSVP here

Come learn about Third Rock Ventures' unique company creation model!

  • William Motley, MD, PhD
    Senior Associate, Third Rock Ventures
  • Walter Kowtoniuk, PhD
    Venture Partner, Third Rock Ventures
  • Noreen Rizvi, PhD
    Senior Associate, Third Rock Ventures

Zoom Link here

NANOBIO SEMINAR SERIES 2020

  • Wednesdays
  • 1pm

Join us at the NanoBio Seminar Series 2020 for an exciting journey through next generation nanoelectronics devices and beyond CMOS computing technologies and then fusing into intriguing applications of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology in bioengineering, specifically for understanding and probing the brain. Talks on disruptive nanoelectronics devices will include spintronics, neuromorphic computing, hardware for artificial intelligence and use of novel nanomaterials (such as graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides etc). Biological applications will take us through non-invasive brain-computer interfaces and novel brain recording and neuromodulation technologies.

The schedule of speakers and topics can be found here.
For zoom link to the talks, please email mjgc [at] mit.edu with your institute email and mention affiliation.

MIT HACKING RACISM IN HEALTHCARE HACKATHON WEEKEND

  • October 16-18, 2020 (Hackathon Weekend)
  • Via Zoom

As part of the MIT Hacking Racism in Healthcare challenge, subject matter experts will convene this weekend for a learning summit on issues of healthcare inequality. 

Agenda | Webinar registration | Website 

For more information, please contact Olimpia Estela Caceres-Brown, olimpia [at] mit.edu

Our Mission

The mission of MIT Hacking Racism in Healthcare is to create a space for collaboration among those with diverse backgrounds to dismantle racial injustice in healthcare delivery and address the social determinants of health. Through the various tracks we hope to shine a light on current structures that propagate racism and implement sustainable solutions to promote racial equity. This inaugural hackathon is meant to pave the way for more extensive and exhaustive work across all facets of society. In order to build a better tomorrow, we begin our work today.

How does this 'hackathon' work?

During the hackathon, participants will work virtually with in teams to choose a specific problem within their track and develop a potential solution to this problem. They can use any tool at their disposal, as well as seek expert guidance from Mentors that we will provide as they develop their solution. At the end of the hackathon, solutions will be pitched to a panel of judges who will give feedback. Teams emerging from the hackathon will have a chance to receive continuing mentorship and access to resources in order to realize their solution and create real-world impact.  Please see the FAQs section for more information.

To check out similar hackathons, visit MIT Hacking Medicine’s website and the MIT COVID-19 Challenge website.

What are tracks?

Tracks are specific topic areas under the larger organizing themes of the event. Teams will focus on working together to narrow their problem statements and identify the specific populations who experience them, eventually leading to targeted solutions. 

Participants will be able to specify track preferences once their application is selected for participation. For the complete list of tracks, click here.

What is the time commitment?

Participants should generally be available from the evening of October 16 to the late afternoon on October 18th Eastern Time. 

If you would like to mentor teams during the event, you should plan to be available for at least one 3-hour slot over the course of the weekend (October 16 – 18) to advise participants. 

For more information about the hackathon, check out our FAQs page!

MIT POLICY HACKATHON: EQUITY TO ENGAGEMENT

Are you a data scientist, policy analyst, lawyer, or just interested in data driven policy? Apply to the 2020 MIT Policy Hackathon: Equity to Engagement

This hackathon is convened by students in MIT’s Technology & Policy Program and the Institute for Data, Systems, & Society and aims to address relevant societal challenges via data and policy analysis. This year’s challenge areas include: Covid-19, Transportation, Urban Planning, Internet Policy, and Environmental Justice. You can see examples of proceedings from prior policy hackathons, here.

When: Friday through Sunday October 23-25, 2020 (Virtual)

How: tinyurl.com/polhackapp

FAQs: www.mitpolicyhackathon.org/faq

Contact Us: policyhackathon [at] mit.edu

MEDICAL DEVELOPMENT GROUP BOSTON - OCTOBER 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.

The MDG theme for October is 'Diversify Your Network'. We would love for you to attend and spread the word in your community!

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020
    Description: Panelists will address the importance and impact of raising the level of diversity; covering everything from medtech leadership teams to clinical trials. (Event page here)
    Time: 5-7pm (Virtual Networking 5-5:30pm, Panel 5:30-6:30pm, Virtual Networking 6:30-7pm)
    Location: Online
  • Title: Diversity in MedTech Leadership: An Online Panel Discussion on Raising the Level of Diversity

For more information, visit our website.

MIT BIOTECH GROUP - 2020 DRUG DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR SERIES

The MIT Biotech Group is excited to announce our virtual drug development seminar series, The World of Biologics!

  • 10/19 - Andrea Carfi, Head of Research, Infectious Disease - Moderna
  • 10/26 - Eric Green, Senior Vice President, TTR Franchise - Alnylam
  • 11/02 - Adam Hartigan, Director of Hematology - Beam
  • 11/09 - Angela Yen, Leader of Cell and Genetic Therapies Group - Vertex
  • 11/16 - Jennifer Brogdon, Exec. Director, Head of Cell Therapy Research - Novartis
  • 11/23 - David Lubkowicz, Christian Tidley, Lead Strain Engineer - Synlogic, Program Lead in Organism Engineering - Ginkgo
  • TBA - Panelists (Various Positions) - Amgen

Schedule and Topics: https://tinyurl.com/y6s89kbm

RSVP: https://forms.gle/TNqpXTi7djSXQ7KYA

Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/y6z6a6fb

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

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

MIT SCIENCE POLICY REVIEW RECRUITING STUDENT AUTHORS AND ASSOCIATE EDITORS

MIT Science Policy Review (SPR) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal run by MIT graduate students at the intersection of emerging technologies and public policy. In the summer of 2020, we released Volume I, featuring articles on genome editing, self-driving cars, federal R&D funding, and many other fascinating topics, such as antibiotic resistance and the next public health emergency. Our goal is to impartially review policies that address current issues and bridge the gap between scientists, policymakers, and the general public.

We are looking to recruit Authors and Associate Editors to write on the topics listed below. Each article represents a collaboration between 2-5 experts on a given scientific topic. The authors submit three article drafts to their assigned Associate Editor and go through an anonymous peer-review process before receiving final publication approval. Candidates with a strong background in policy or one of the topics listed below are eligible to apply. After reviewing applications, we will form or help assemble author teams and ensure that at least one author on a given team has an MIT affiliation.

Please fill out this form by October 23, 2020, if you are interested in becoming an Author or an Associate Editor for MIT SPR Volume II. The peer-reviewed articles will be published in August 2021. If you are chosen, we will contact you shortly and provide additional information, such as authorship team members, draft deadlines, and details on the peer-review process. For Volume I article examples, please visit our website at https://sciencepolicyreview.org.

MISTI STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

Did you know that MISTI (MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives) provides MIT students with the chance to gain hands-on, real-life work experience in leading companies and labs around the world, at no cost And this year, you can have a MISTI experience now AND later. Take part in remote internships, faculty-led courses, and online events. Sign up for our student newsletter to keep up with the latest MISTI deadlines, events, and cultural fun!

  • Register for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Germany & Israel MISTI Career Conversations—Now happening over IAP!
    New deadline: December 7th
    New dates: January 6th , 13th, 20th, and 27th, 2021, from 12PM-1PM EST
  • Apply for a MISTI MIT-Israel Summer 2021 Internship!
    Priority Deadline: December 1st
    Visit our page for information about the timeline, requirements, culture course options, and more. Find examples of past student internship opportunities here.
  • Attend the MISTI MIT-Israel Information Session Thursday, Nov. 5th at Noon on Zoom
    Learn more about the summer internship program and application process, as well as hear from and ask questions to our MISTI Israel student alumni panel.

  • Stay informed About MISTI MIT-Israel Program Updates!
    Sign up to be on our email list,
    Ping us on the MISTI Discord server
    Follow us on Instagram @mistimitisrael
    Like us on Facebook
    Join the discussion on Linkedin

MIT GOOGLE DEVELOPER STUDENT CLUB

Interested in getting hands-on CS experience and building solutions for local businesses and the community? Want to get access to hands-on workshops, trainings and developer resources from GoogleJoin Google Developer Student Club! We are looking for both technical and non-technical roles (eg., outreach, marketing). 

Developer Student Club (DSC) is a program presented by Google Developers. DSCs are university based community groups for students. Students from all undergraduate or graduate programs with an interest in growing as a developer are welcome. By joining a DSC, students grow their knowledge in a peer-to-peer learning environment and build solutions for local businesses and their community.

We are currently recruiting club members. 

Club member interest form: https://forms.gle/SMzNdd1T1k2tn1Aa9

Feel free to email ghsu [at] mit.edu if you have any further questions! 

PART-TIME OPPORTUNITIES TO WORK W/6TH-12TH GRADE STUDENTS

MIT grad students: Are you interested in K-12 education? Here are two MIT programs hiring grad students to work remotely with 6-12th graders this fall!

Both programs offer training, pay, and support from the MIT pK-12 community.  We're currently looking for weekly commitments of 5-10 hr/wk.  Training starts this month.  Activities with kids start October 1st :)

Full STEAM Ahead Into Fall (FSA): an 8-week virtual program for high school students involving hands-on STEAM projects and mentorship.  The FSA team is hiring mentors to work with small groups and provide support for weekly activities.  See below for details and contact Kirky DeLong for questions: kirky [at] mit.edu

Afterschool-tastic: an ongoing program for middle school students to discover and explore extracurricular interests "after school".  Afterschool-tastic is hiring students to design and lead online activities for small groups, while also fostering a sense of community among participants.

About the kids:

  • 10-14-year-olds with a parent/guardian who is affiliated with MIT

About you:

  • Available 2 days/week for hour-long online sessions “afterschool” starting Oct. 1 (through mid-Dec.)
  • Able to design and lead small group activities with support from colleagues and MIT pK-12 programs

To apply:

  • Go to innovationone.mit.edu
  • Log in as a student
  • Search for Afterschool-Tastic (under the DLC “UTOP”)

Or, contact Emily at the MIT Education Arcade: egmartin [at] mit.edu

Feel free to share this opportunity with others who might be interested in joining this fall. 

STEMXX CHATS GROUP SEEKING PARTICIPANTS

STEMxx Chats is helping trainees, especially women in STEM, succeed in their career paths and in life. At MIT, our predominant benefit will be to undergrads and graduate students. We will address key gaps in facilitating their career development with particular emphasis on professional development tricks and soft skills that they’re not getting in any systematic way. We hope to offer mentorship, support and guidance while addressing key gaps in facilitating their career development. We hope to create a group culture that is uniquely focused on the person, has a high positive tone, emphasizes positive impact, and seeks to do this in a sustained way and have personal friendships form as opposed to one-and-done activities. We hope that creating a culturally and academically diverse group at MIT will allow you to share similar experiences while benefitting from the resources and events of the greater STEMxx Chats community. Below is the interest form for those wanting to join. We will host monthly meetings in addition to the broader STEMxx Chats events (eg. panels on career decisions, key speakers from top women in STEM, etc). We also have Twitter and Instagram (@stemxx_chats) for those who want to learn about the latest events.

Feel free to reach out to the organizers (Shirley Chen, schenxy [at] mit.edu and Mariana Avila, avilam [at] mit.edu) if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in the fall. 

Website: https://aliceestanton.wixsite.com/aliceestanton/stemxxchats

Interest form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxDhfUz57xILhrgSkIGwUYufkRhrzyxfbRC81wA6pMQByyQA/viewform?usp=pp_url

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.

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 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.

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. 

Interested in receiving the newsletter? Please sign up for our mailing list by clicking here. Future Graduate Fellowship Bulletins will be sent right to your email inbox

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

Read current and past issues of the ISO Newsletter here. For non-students, you can also subscribe to receive published copies by email.

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:

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

FEATURED OCTOBER EVENTS

Parents Connect

This speaker series will connect expecting and new parents with the experts and peer support they need to navigate this exciting phase of life. This month, we will hear from a childbirth educator and lactation consultant, pediatrician, doula, and children’s author and illustrator. Find dates and speakers here: http://spouses.mit.edu/event-calendar

Cultural Coffee Hours

This series, facilitated by Jennifer Recklet Tassi, Senior Program Manager, will help you better understand your transition to living in a new country. Preregister here at bit.ly/mitadaptation

  • October 30: Understanding Intercultural Communication

Pumpkin Patch Party

Celebrate fall with pumpkin carving, scary stories, festive Halloween music, & more! Bring your own pumpkin - scooped out and ready for designing and carving - and join the MIT community for a fun and festive afternoon. Costumes and creative fall/Halloween Zoom background decorations encouraged! A collaborative Zoom-tastic event sponsored by MITAC and MIT Spouses & Partners Connect. Great Family Friendly Fun for all! Click here to reserve your spot.

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY MEETINGS

Every Wednesday at 3 pm MS&PC meets via Zoom: https://mit.zoom.us/j/585674692 (password: 139032).

Hosted by the MS&PC staff. Join other members of MS&PC for guest speakers, interactive games, and interesting conversation.

BEST WAYS TO LEARN ABOUT OUR EVENTS

Subscribe to our weekly email updates: http://spouses.mit.edu/join/subscribe

Join our private Facebook Group

Follow us on Instagram @mspconnect

Email us at spousesandpartners [at] mit.edu

NEWCOMER OFFICE HOURS

Every other Tuesday at 11 a.m. Meet with Jennifer Recklet Tassi, the Program Manager, and Viktoriia Palesheva, the Program Assistant, and ask your questions about life at MIT and in Boston. Please register here we know that you are coming.

AND MORE WEEKLY MEETINGS

Parent Zoom – every Monday at 10 a.m.

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 5 p.m. and Fridays at 10am via Zoom.

EVEN MORE WAYS TO CONNECT

Toddler Playgroup members can find some activities for kids every Monday on Facebook.

PRIVATE CONSULTS

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.

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

Get in touch with the LCE

Email us at lce [at] mit.edu

Follow us on Facebook @MITLCE

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.

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

IMMUNEERING - BIOINFORMATICS DEVELOPER POSITION

Seeking scientists who are passionate about developing algorithms and deploying tools for the analysis of -omic data to join our disease cancelling technology team.

Immuneering's Disease Cancelling Technology (DCT) computational platform accelerates target identification and drug discovery. We are expanding DCT by creating tools and interactive interfaces to facilitate interpretation of the insights generated by our algorithms.

We are looking for a computational biologist with a strong background in tool development. The ideal candidate has experience with R package and shiny development, has created and managed databases, and is an expert at applying statistical analysis and machine learning to genomic datasets.

Our team consists of brilliant people willing to share their knowledge and eager to learn from each other. You will work in a collaborative and nurturing environment that values diversity, personal development and integrity. We believe that diverse perspectives and experiences drive innovation. Immuneering is a Great Place to Work-Certified company with an excellent work-life balance.

Location
San Diego, New York or Cambridge

Responsibilities

  • Create bioinformatic tools using custom R packages
  • Create and deploy interactive shiny apps for visualization of results from our Disease Cancelling Technology
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop analysis methods and algorithms to solve complex computational research problems
  • Leverage SQL or other databases for data storage
  • Present scientific material (written and oral) to diverse audiences

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biostatistics or a related field (i.e., Biology,Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics) or 5+ years of work experience at a leading computational biology focused institution
  • Proficient in R, comfortable writing functions and unit tests
  • Experience processing gene expression/RNA-seq
  • Proficiency writing packages to run analysis of large data sets (ideally transcriptomic, genomic, proteomic, and/or epigenomic data)
  • Experience applying machine learning approaches to analysis of -omic data in pre-clinical settings
  • Experience developing effective visualization tools using ggplot2, plotly, d3
  • Background developing and deploying shiny apps
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as contribute to large projects
  • Knowledge of version control with git
  • Knowledge of clean code and test-driven development
  • Willingness to learn
  • Effective English communication skills (both written and oral)

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • Broad and deep understanding of genetics, proteomics, and/or genomics as documented by a strong publication record in high-impact journals
  • Experience processing and interpreting single cell RNA-seq datasets
  • Experience studying human disease using genomic approaches, especially leveraging transcriptomic datanderstanding of tidyverse packages
  • Experience creating and managing docker images
  • Python scripting, especially numpy, pandas, scikit learn, tensorflow or keras
  • Strong scientific communication; excellent writing and presentation skills

To apply, contact careers [at] immuneering.com ATTN: DCT Hiring Manager

RAGON INSTITUTE EARLY INDEPENDENCE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

The Ragon Early Independence Fellows Program provides a unique career development pathway for exceptional
scientists and clinician-scientists who have recently completed graduate training.

The newly created Ragon Early Independence Fellows Program seeks applications from talented PhD, MD, and MD/PhD
candidates who have recently completed their graduate training and are pursuing any area of biology that synergizes with
the mission of the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. The Institute is a highly collaborative, diverse, interdisciplinary,
mission-driven research institute and community that bridges the best in biomedical and clinical science to harness the
immune system to prevent and cure human diseases. We provide state-of-the-art research facilitates in Kendall Square, at
the heart of the MGH, MIT, and Harvard communities, and are deeply committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable
environment that values all aspects of diversity and celebrates individual differences.

The Fellowship will support, train, and elevate creative, talented, and collaborative scientists for up to five years. It includes
a generous start-up package with salary support, fringe benefits, dedicated laboratory and office space, research support,
administrative support, and access to state of the art core facilities including advanced flow cytometry, microscopy, BSL-3
facilities, and an extensive clinical specimen repository. Clinician-scientists will have the opportunity to be part of leading
academic clinical divisions. Fellows will be treated as faculty and are eligible to apply for additional internal Ragon Institute
funds (Strategic Initiatives funds) and are eligible but not required to apply for NIH and other external funding.

A mentorship committee composed of senior faculty from the Ragon Institute as well as MGH, MIT, and Harvard will meet
regularly with the Fellow to advise on their research program, trainee mentorship, and long-term research strategy. Fellows
will also join the community of Kendall Square Fellows from the Whitehead, Broad, McGovern, and Koch Institutes.

Applicants with a PhD or MD/PhD and no postdoctoral training, including PhD students in their last year of graduate school,
should apply to the Basic Science track. Applicants with an MD or MD/PhD who have completed clinical subspecialty
training within the past 2 years, with demonstration of excellence within their subspecialty, should apply to the Clinician-
Scientist track.

All candidates should demonstrate a record of exceptional achievement in basic or translational research and the potential
to develop an outstanding independent research program aligned with the mission of the Ragon Institute. Candidates are
sought who have demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively and the scholarly qualities required to mentor trainees.
Innovative scientists working in translational or basic biomedical research bringing novel approaches from engineering,
physical sciences, computation and structural biology, as well as those with unique experience in microbiology, virology or
immunology, will be strongly considered. Expertise in the HIV field is not required.
The application should include:

  1. The applicant’s CV
  2. A 500-word summary of previous research and vision statement for future research, including how the Fellows’ proposed research program would synergize with the Ragon culture and research mission.
  3. A letter of nomination sent separately from a mentor of the candidate, endorsing an independent research pathway
  4. A 2-3 page Research Statement which includes future plans and references.
  5. Three references

A link to upload application materials will be accessible here (https://www.ragoninstitute.org/faculty-recruitment/) after
October 21, 2020. Questions are encouraged and should be also be sent to ragonfellows [at] mit.edu. Applications will be
reviewed on a rolling basis through January 30, 2021.

Please see the Ragon Institute website (http://www.ragoninstitute.org/) for more information on this position.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW - MILLER LAB - SYNTHETIC AND SYSTEMS BIOLOGY - MGH

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Research Area: Synthetic biology, molecular systems biology, tumor immunology
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Investigator: Miller, Miles

Description: The Miller Lab in the Center for Systems Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School is recruiting postdoctoral research scholars to develop new technologies for spatially manipulating cellular dynamics in situ within tissue, using an integration of optogenetics and translational imaging technologies. The candidate will work in a highly collaborative laboratory of several postdoc members with backgrounds in engineering, computer science, biology, chemistry, and medicine. The laboratory provides a supportive research environment working with clinicians in the hospital and industry partners.

Responsibilities: An ideal candidate has expertise in one or more of the following areas: molecular biology, synthetic biology, optics (microscopy), optogenetics, cell signaling, cell biology, and relevant areas.

Requirements: We seek motivated and creative individuals with a PhD or MD/PhD degree. To apply, please send your CV, a summary of your most significant research accomplishments, and the email addresses of two references to: Miles Miller (miles.miller [at] mgh.harvard.edu).

The Center for Systems Biology (CSB) at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is currently recruiting for a postdoctoral research position in the Laboratory for Multiscale Network Biology directed by Prof. Miles Miller, PhD.

CSB is located within the Simches Research Building on the main MGH campus in Boston, and features a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment with close interactions with MGH clinician-researchers and faculty across Harvard Medical School (csb.mgh.harvard.edu). Program awardees will have the opportunity to
work closely with faculty and will benefit from didactic educational opportunities and seminars.

A key focus of the research program centers on the development and application of advanced imaging methods to study the in vivo biology of diseases such as cancer. CSB is home to cutting edge technologies for performing in vivo confocal and multiphoton microscopy, multi-scale imaging through whole tissues and
organs, and highly multiplexed immunofluorescence, all of which can complement and inform clinically-relevant modalities such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography / X-ray computed tomography (PET/CT). CSB is at the forefront of developing new approaches to integrate imaging with computational and genomic techniques, including machine learning and single-cell RNA sequencing, to discover new biological and clinical insights.

We offer excellent training opportunities in a highly collaborative department that brings together synthetic biology, chemistry, chemical biology, molecular biology, systems biology, imaging and cancer research. MGH-CSB is home to highly cited faculty and is richly immersed in the broader Harvard Medical School community. Imaging and analysis technologies in part developed within CSB have progressed to clinical trials, venture creation and commercialization, and FDA approval in some cases.

A strong background in life sciences and excellent command of spoken and written English are essential. All interested applicants should submit a CV, transcript, and a letter of recommendation to Serena Sullivan
(sullivan.serena [at] mgh.harvard.edu).

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW - IM LAB - ENGINEERING - MGH

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Research Area: Engineering, Extracellular vesicles, Neuroscience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Investigator: Im, Hyungsoon (https://csb.mgh.harvard.edu/hyungsoon_im/)

Description: The Im Lab in the Center for Systems Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School seeks highly motivated postdoctoral research scholars to develop next-generation diagnostic technologies for clinical translation. The candidate will work in a highly collaborative laboratory of several
postdoc members with backgrounds in engineering, computer science, biology, chemistry, and medicine. The laboratory provides a supportive research environment working with clinicians in the hospital and industry partners.

Responsibilities: An ideal candidate has expertise in one or more of the following areas: Engineering, Optics (microscopy), Microfluidics, Organ-on-a-chip, Extracellular Vesicles, Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Computer Science, or relevant areas.

Requirements: We seek motivated and creative individuals with a PhD or MD/PhD degree. To apply, please send your CV, a summary of your most significant research accomplishments, and the email addresses of two references to: Hyungsoon Im (Im.Hyungsoon [at] mgh.harvard.edu).

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW - IM LAB - ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - MGH

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Research Area: Artificial intelligence, deep learning, computer science,
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Investigator: Im, Hyungsoon (https://csb.mgh.harvard.edu/hyungsoon_im/)

Description: A postdoctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Hyungsoon Im in the Center for Systems Biology (CSB) at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School. We are interested in candidates with research background in artificial intelligence, deep learning, computer science, and relevant areas. We have active projects developing and applying AI algorithms for medical and microscopic imaging as well as their clinical translation.

Responsibilities: Expertise in one or more of the following areas is desired but not required: computer science, bioinformatics, engineering or relevant areas. The ideal candidate will have interest in the development of new deep-learning algorithms based on medical data and their applications in translational medicine.

Requirements: We seek motivated and creative individuals with a PhD or MD/PhD degree. To apply, please send your CV, a summary of your most significant research accomplishments, and the email addresses of two references to: Hyungsoon Im (Im.Hyungsoon [at] mgh.harvard.edu).

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW & GRADUATE STUDENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY - GERBER LAB

Graduate student and postdoc positions available immediately in the Gerber Lab to develop novel machine learning models to elucidate fundamental rules governing the formation and maintenance of complex microbial ecosystems in the mammalian gut under the National Science Foundation funded MTM 2: The rules of microbiota colonization of the mammalian gut project. Using a combination of novel computational and high-throughput experimental methods, we seek to elucidate underlying mechanistic rules governing the formation, maintenance and future behavior of complex ecosystems of microbes in the gut. The position will give you the opportunity to develop advanced machine learning methods while working on real, biologically relevant problems. Techniques we use include Bayesian nonparametric models, dynamical systems inference from sparse data, interpretable models, approximate inference methods and relaxations of discrete variables to enable fully-differentiable models.

The candidate is expected to engage with the broader machine learning community by presenting work at top machine learning conferences, as well as publishing applications of new methods in high impact biological journals. Although some experience modeling biological systems is required, microbiome specific knowledge is not required. This could be a good fit for either someone with a strong machine learning background who wants to get domain-specific research experience, OR someone with a strong mathematical background who wants to get more machine learning experience.

See https://gerber.bwh.harvard.edu/jobs/ for more information.

BIOENGINEERING JOB OPPORTUNITY - BERKELEY LIGHTS (EMERYVILLE, CA)

Come join our Applications Development Engineering team at Berkeley Lights!

Development Engineer

Emeryville, CA - Applications Engineering /Full-time

Here at Berkeley Lights, we think cells are awesome! Cells are capable of manufacturing cures for diseases, fibers for clothing, energy in the form of biofuels, and food proteins for nutrition. So the question is, if nature is capable of manufacturing the products we need in a scalable way, why aren’t we doing more of this? Well, the answer is that with the solutions available today, it is hard. Berkeley Lights is here to change all of that! Our extremely sophisticated proprietary technology and Beacon® and LightningTM systems accelerate the rate researchers can discover and develop cell-based products in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost of conventional, legacy research methods. Using our tools and solutions, scientists can find the best cells, the first time they look.

Our goal is to continue to collaborate with customers to drive the adoption of our technologies, making cell-based products and therapeutics more easily accessible the world over! You will play a major role here in the creation and development of these technologies, and our success will depend on you! We have been changing how the world develops cell-based products since 2011, and now our family of around 200 employees welcomes you to consider joining us on this incredible journey.

This role exists at the interface of the Applications and Software Engineering teams. In this role, you will manage the Python code base that includes all application-level code used to execute biological workflows on Berkeley Lights’ platforms. This role requires a strong foundation in object-oriented programming as well as exposure to advanced lab automation equipment with an emphasis on microscopy and microfluidics. A collaborative and supportive mindset is required to enable success of the Team.

Successful candidates may have the opportunity to travel on assignment to customer sites in support of our Field Applications Team.

Find the full job posting here.

Here is a note from Or Gadish, HST MEMP PhD '19:

I've been working at Berkeley Lights for almost exactly a year now since I graduated and I've loved the company culture and overall goals, the products we make, the specific work our team does, the people I work with, and especially during COVID, the fact that our technology is already enabling vaccine and antibody treatment development. The Applications Development Engineer is at the heart of what the company does, working at the intersection of engineering and science, combining software, hardware, biology, and communications. This kind of work is both exciting and allows you to learn a lot of new things (and also great for the overall resume).

Aside from the awesome job, the company is in Emeryville, CA which means that you can live a short commute away from San Francisco or from the (relatively) lower housing prices in the East Bay.

There is also a posting for a Product Engineer role on the team for someone with BS or MS with 3-5 years experience.

If you (or someone you know) is interested in either position, please check out the posting and reach out to me at or.gadish [at] berkeleylights.com!

SENIOR FELLOWSHIP IN TRANSLATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE AND ENTERPRISE

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

The successful applicant will join a multi-disciplinary team at the UPM to design and implement translational applications of end products, services and technological outputs of the Human Brain Project (HBP). This will involve the formation of strategic links with partners in industry and development of potential business models.

The successful applicant will be involved in planning and launching a call for expressions of interest for industry engagement as part of the HBP.

Typical activities:

1. Identification of promising technologies for industrial exploitation

2. Identification and interaction with potential user companies

3. TRL assessment

4. Technology roadmaps

5. Business plans

6. Licensing of patents, software or knowledge

Find more information here.

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)

About:

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

Salary: Competitive

Job Description:

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.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 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.

Additional Skills/Abilities/Competencies
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.

Application
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 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.

Apply to our fully remote winter session: https://apply.insightdatascience.com

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

Winter 2021 Session - Upcoming Deadline & Start Date:

  • Next application early deadline: November 2, 2020
  • Session begins: January 19, 2021

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

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH HMS ALUMNI - PAVAN CHERUVU (HST MD) + MATTHEW CANVER

Fireside chat with HMS alumni Pavan Cheruvu (HST MD) + Matthew Canver

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020
  • 6:30pm EST

RSVP here

Zoom access here

Interested in starting and/or running a company? Interested in hearing about biotech from both a CEO and a healthcare investor? Take a break from your scrubs and join our zoom chat with Pavan Cheruvu (CEO of Axovant Sciences) and Matthew Canver (Avoro Capital Advisors)! Come learn about their journey from being medical students at HMS to leaders at the forefront of biopharma innovation.

This will be a roundtable format so you can ask a lot of questions! Please fill out the RSVP link and include any questions you may have so Pavan and Matthew can address them in their chat.

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

To safeguard the health and well-being of our entire community, all recruiting activities, including career fairs, will adopt a virtual format. Information on this page will be updated regularly.

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.

Fall Career Fair Series - October 2020

Organized by the 2020 Fall Career Fair Committee in collaboration with CPAD and Academic Departments

The MIT Fall Career Series is designed to provide students with opportunities for their future careers and gives employers access to one of the highest caliber talent pools in the world. All fairs will be held from 10am - 3pm ET and hosted on the Brazen career fair platform. Due to demand, the Hardware, Robotics, Software Fair will be offering a second session from 3pm - 8pm ET — each session includes a different set of employers. Please reference the 2020 Fall Career Series Student Guide for more information and registration steps

Engineering Career Fair Collaborative - Friday, November 13th, 2020

Sponsored by the career offices of Harvard University, Boston University College of Engineering, Olin College, Tufts University, MIT, and Yale

Meet representatives from engineering firms across the country seeking SEAS students for full-time and internship opportunities in innovative fields including robotics, energy, medical devices, environmental services, transportation, and design. This event is a collaboration between Harvard, Boston University, Olin College, Tufts University, MIT, and Yale University. Engineering students from these six institutions are invited to attend! Please check back at this page and on the event website regularly for updated details about this event, including virtual platform and registration information.

Find out more about career fairs 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) 

MIT CAREERBRIDGE

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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