Course & Academic Resources
- The MIND Project Working Group for Postdocs
- HST.590 Lecture Schedule
- RA Capital's "The Business of Biotechnology” - Virtual Short Course
- Activate Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Program
- Graduate Certificate in Technical Leadership Program
- MIT Community Wellness Virtual Classes and Resources
- MIT Online Writing and Communication Center
- MIT Libraries - Resources for Online Courses and Research
- Upcoming Events from the Teaching + Learning Lab (TLL)
- Harvard Catalyst Courses and Events
- Harvard Innovation Labs Calendar of Events and Activities
Conferences, Lectures & Seminars
- Koch Institute - Sixth Annual Judith Ann Lippard Memorial Lecture in Cancer Research
- Radcliffe Institute Virtual Event- Obesity, COVID-19, and Systemic Racism
- HSI Seminar - Data-Driven Design: Rethinking Buildings’ Role in Healthcare Delivery
- NanoBio Seminar Series 2020
- Medical Development Group Boston - November Events
- MIT Biotech Group - 2020 Drug Development Seminar Series
- Medtech Boston Information Source and Calendar of Events
- MIT Global Health & Medical Humanities Initiative Events
- Brainmap Seminars
- de Florez Fund for Humor Grants
- Innovation Discovery Japan (IDJ) Tech Trek
- MIT International Support Network Mailing List
- MIT Science Policy Review Recruiting Student Authors and Associate Editors
- MISTI Student Opportunities
- MIT Google Developer Student Club
- STEMxx Chats Group Seeking Participants
- Ask MIT. Get answers.
- GSAS Harvard Biotech Club's Incubator 2020
- Become an MITvote Liaison for the 2020 Election!
- MITAC Opportunities - Virtual Tours, Events, Performances, etc.
- Office of Graduate Education - Fellowship Workshops & Financial Literacy Resources
- International Students Office Newsletter
- MIT GradDiversity Newsletter
- MIT Graduate Assistance Information Network (GAIN)
- MIT Spouses & Partners Connect
- MIT Language Conversation Exchange
- Peer2Peer Student Support Service
- Community Service Weekly Bulletin
- Immuneering - Bioinformatics Developer Position
- Ragon Institute Early Independence Postdoctoral Fellowship
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Miller Lab - Synthetic and Systems Biology - MGH
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Im Lab - Engineering - MGH
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Im Lab - Artificial Intelligence - MGH
- Post-doctoral Fellow and Graduate Student Positions Available Immediately - Gerber Lab
- Bioengineering Job Opportunity - Berkeley Lights (Emeryville, CA)
- Senior Fellowship in Translational Neuroscience and Enterprise - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
- Postdoc Position in Jain Lab @ UCSF - Oxygen and Vitamin Biology
- Research Fellow in Digital Health - BIDMC
- Martinos Center Research Fellow in Simultaneous PET/MR Neuroimaging
- New Career Opportunities at Akatech.tech
- Insight Fellows Program
- NIH Funded Postdoc Training for Underrepresented and Minority PhD Students
- LabShares Newton
- Training Opportunities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- IIE EU - U.S. Education Cooperation for Researchers
Career & Financial Guidance Programs
HST Community Notices
- 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.
Find a full list here: https://hst.mit.edu/covid-19-resources
From David Randall, Senior Associate Dean, Student Support and Wellbeing
Roughly 11% of MIT students say they go to bed hungry at least 1 night out of 7 because they don’t have enough money for food. No student should go hungry and no student should feel like they need to be “really hungry” to ask for help. We are writing to simply let you know about resources, many for both on-campus and off-campus students. Please visit the websites below, and don’t hesitate to ask for help if you are hungry due to lack of resources. No problem is too small.
A general list of support offices at MIT
Money and food resources for students in need, including info about emergency funds, meal request forms, and the Accessing Resources MIT (ARM Coalition)
Family food grants which provides an easy form for graduate students to make requests for food
MIT Dining Info for information about MIT Dining, local grocery stores, and shuttles
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 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 (info[at]brain[dot]harvard[dot]edu) with any questions or suggestions.
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 (mjcotler[at]mit[dot]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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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!
Want to learn more about Activate?
Attend one of our two upcoming virtual info sessions!
Sign up for a session at this link and we will send you the meeting details!
Info Sessions: October 28th, 5-6 pm & November 10th, 5-6pm
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 (activate[dot]bio[at]gmail[dot]com)
Applications Open! More info at www.activate.bio.
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:
- 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 (lstag[at]mit[dot]edu))
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.
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 (wellness[at]med[dot]mit[dot]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.
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.
As you transition to online course and research, here are some important resources and updates from the MIT Libraries.
- Expanded and free e-resources during COVID-19 closure: In addition to our regular e-resources, many publishers are making e-resources available for free and expanding existing subscriptions. See https://libguides.mit.edu/covid19closure-resources for the complete list.
- To suggest a purchase of any ebooks or other online resources, especially those originally available as print materials, please submit your requests through https://libraries.mit.edu/suggest-purchase or contact me at crummett [at] mit.edu (crummett[at]mit[dot]edu) directly.
- Please continue sending your interlibrary borrowing requests for articles, book chapters, and other potential e-access as usual. However, all BorrowDirect and interlibrary borrowing (ILB) loan requests are suspended for borrowing of physical materials until the Libraries re-open.
- Review our tips on access to library resources off-campus at https://libraries.mit.edu/offcampus . If anyone needs troubleshooting, contact Ask Us at https://libraries.mit.edu/ask/
- Theses may be submitted electronically in accordance with the Emergency Academic Regulations. The Libraries are working with the Institute to develop new specifications, and we will post updates on the Specifications for Thesis Preparation page when available.
All MIT Libraries (including 24-hour spaces and book drops) are closed until further notice. Library staff members will remain available remotely during the closure. You can find up-to-date information about library services at https://libraries.mit.edu/about/covid19/ .
The Teaching + Learning Lab is happy to announce a new pathway to a Teaching Certificate for graduate students.
Grad Teaching Development Tracks are four 2–3-workshop sequences on the following topics.
- Lesson Planning
- Inclusive Teaching
- Subject Design
The Subject Design Track will be offered in November. Applications open on Monday, October 26 at noon (ET) and will close on Thursday, October 29 at 11:59 pm ET. Applications will be available here during the application window.
Upon the completion of each workshop track, participants earn a Letter of Completion from the TLL and after completing all four workshop tracks, participants are eligible for a Teaching Certificate equivalent to that earned through the Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program. For more information on each workshop track, the program overall, and frequently asked questions please visit our website.
Information about additional 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 (bhansber[at]mit[dot]edu))
Subscribe here to the TLL Newsletter.
Harvard Catalyst works with Harvard University’s schools and affiliate academic healthcare centers to build and grow an environment focused on team science – where discoveries are rapidly and efficiently translated to improve human health. We catalyze research across all clinical and translational domains by providing investigators with opportunities such as pilot funding, free resources such as biostatistics consultations, training and mentoring programs, and numerous courses. To facilitate communication, collaboration, and data collection, our informatics team develops a range of open-source tools available to the community within Harvard University and beyond.
Information about the Harvard i-lab and it's upcoming events and activities can be found here.
Conferences, Lectures & Seminars
Announcing the sixth Annual Judith Ann Lippard Memorial Lecture in Cancer Research at the Koch Institute in association with Mass General Cancer Center.
Topic: "Endometrial cancer: genetic models and translational studies"
Speaker: Diego H. Castrillon, MD, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Pathology
- Thursday, November 19, 2020
- 12-1pm (Zoom)
- Register here
The Judith Ann Lippard Memorial Lecture in Cancer Research brings together the most innovative minds in cancer research from a variety of disciplines—biology, chemistry, engineering, clinical medicine—and features individuals whose research has the possibility to change the face of cancer. The Lippard Lecture also unites two extraordinary cancer centers—MIT’s Koch Institute and the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.
Dr. Castrillon’s research and clinical focus centers around the pathophysiology and molecular genetics of endometrial cancer. Endometrial cancer is the 4th most common malignancy in women, but is perhaps the most underfunded common malignancy relative to its clinical impact, number of deaths, and years-of-life-lost. His laboratory has developed novel tools and approaches for the development of genetically-engineered mouse models of endometrial cancer, which can serve as unique tools to reveal essential cellular and organismal biology and illuminate mechanisms—such as genome instability—underlying tumorigenesis. He also studies early endometrial cancer progression and is working towards the identification and validation of biomarkers for very early precancers, which can be difficult to diagnose in limited biopsies.
- Tuesday, October 27, 2020
The health of Black people and communities across the nation has been—and, during the global pandemic, continues to be—significantly impacted by America’s history of slavery and by ongoing systemic oppression. Disparities in obesity and the differing frameworks that public health officials and the public bring to the issue of obesity are powerful examples of such legacies of slavery in the United States.
This program will explore how the historically rooted and uneven distribution of social supports drive obesity; how framing the disease as an individual rather than societal health concern affects policy; and how an ongoing lack of research and data fuels speculation that may reinforce racist stereotypes and prevent meaningful change. Panelists will also discuss how such considerations frame the national response to the pandemic, as people of color suffer and die disproportionately from COVID-19.
Sara Bleich, Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor and director of the social sciences program, Radcliffe Institute, and professor of public health policy, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
This program is presented as part of the presidential initiative on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery, a University-wide effort housed at the Radcliffe Institute.
Free and open to the public.
You can register for this event by visiting www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2020-obesity-covid-19-systemic-racism-virtual.
- Thursday, October 29, 2020
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.
- 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.
Zoom link Password: 62490 Meeting ID: 939 6323 4492
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 (mjgc[at]mit[dot]edu) with your institute email and mention affiliation.
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, November 4, 2020
Description: Robotic Surgery has developed significantly over the last 15 years. Now it is commonly used for a variety of procedures. Current state and advanced features will be discussed by clinicians and user experts.
Time: 5-7:30pm (Virtual Networking 5-6pm, Presentations and Q&A 6-7:30pm)
- Title: Robotic Surgery: Focus on Now and the Future
For more information, visit our website.
The MIT Biotech Group is excited to announce our virtual drug development seminar series, The World of Biologics!
- 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
Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/y6z6a6fb
Boston has long been known as a medical mecca of scientific discovery. Boston’s healthcare professionals and administrators are adopting practices from other high-risk and service industries. The ‘big data’ movement is thriving, fundamentally changing our healthcare delivery systems. Digital health investments are higher than ever before. Medical hackathons and un-conferences are now an every-weekend occurrence. And both redesign and innovation promise to change medicine as we know it. It’s all happening right here, right now. But the problem is that many of us don’t know it. Despite Boston’s innovative energy and a solid medical infrastructure, many medical providers and health care entrepreneurs remain in the dark about the opportunities, events and work happening in and around the city of Boston – and across the country. That’s where we come in.
At Medtech Boston, we highlight exciting medical innovation work in and around the city of Boston. We aim to start a discussion about the most exciting and controversial new healthcare offerings, igniting a new reputation for Boston as a city with first-class medical research and patient care, but also as a city full of passionate people who use new technology to think big thoughts about medicine’s most pressing problems.
More organizational information and event postings from Medtech Boston is available here.
The goal of the Global Health and Medical Humanities Initiative (GHMHI) is to provide MIT students the training to analyze critically the determinants of health and roles of medicine in society from historical and cross-cultural perspectives.
Global Health programs in medical schools, schools of public health, and universities and colleges across the U.S. emphasize how biomedical training, research, and practice, as well as interdisciplinary collaborations beyond the health sciences, are necessary to improve the determinants of health—whether social, political, economic, or biological.
Medical Humanities is a subfield of medicine that draws on the humanities, arts, and social sciences to analyze medical education and clinical practice.
Find more information and a calendar of upcoming events at http://ghmhi.mit.edu/.
Future topics will be similar to the previous Brainmap season, with some talks on Optogenetics, MR-PET, BOLD physiology, ultra-high field MRI, multimodal integration, contrast agents, and many more exciting topics! Unless otherwise noted, seminars (webinars) are held on Wednesdays at noon.
Brainmap website: https://www.martinos.org/education/brainmap/
To sign up for the mailing list, please go to: https://mail.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/brainmap
Help bring a little levity to MIT.
We have money to fund humorous projects!
Apply for a grant from the de Florez Fund for Humor.
All members of the MIT community—students, instructors, and staff—may apply as long as the activities reach a student audience.
Applications for amounts above $750 are reviewed once per semester, in November and February. Lower amounts are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Apply by November 1, 2020
For more information and the online application, visit our website: shass.mit.edu/funny
Every year since 2017, Innovation Discovery Japan (IDJ) has been organizing its Japan Tech Trek to explore cutting-edge technologies in Japan and their businesses.
MIT students and researchers visit Japanese industry, startups, and research institutes to learn Japanese technologies and businesses. Examples of companies to be visited include SONY, FujiFilm, TeamLab, etc.
Due to COVID-19, the next IDJ'21 will be held online. Pre-registration and an application are needed to participate in the trek.
IDJ'21 will be held online from Sunday, January 24, 2021 - Friday, January 29, 2021.
Pre-register here for IDJ'21.
Information sessions will be held:
- Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 6-7pm (Eastern), Online
- Friday, October 30, 2020 - 5-6pm (Eastern), Online
ZOOM links for the information sessions will be sent to pre-registered students.
The contents of these two sessions are the same. Some attendees of the previous trek, IDJ'20, will talk about their experiences in each information session, which helps you know what will be taken away from the trek.
Questions? Please contact us at idj21organizers [at] mit.edu (idj21organizers[at]mit[dot]edu).
You can also follow us on Facebook.
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 (international-support-admin[at]mit[dot]edu)
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 27, 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.
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
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 Google? Join 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 (ghsu[at]mit[dot]edu) if you have any further questions!
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.
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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
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 (vote-exec[at]mit[dot]edu) and check our website vote.mit.edu for voting resources.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
San Diego, New York or Cambridge
- 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
- 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 (careers[at]immuneering[dot]com) ATTN: DCT Hiring Manager
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-
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:
- The applicant’s CV
- 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.
- A letter of nomination sent separately from a mentor of the candidate, endorsing an independent research pathway
- A 2-3 page Research Statement which includes future plans and references.
- 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.
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 (miles[dot]miller[at]mgh[dot]harvard[dot]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 (sullivan[dot]serena[at]mgh[dot]harvard[dot]edu)).
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 (Im[dot]Hyungsoon[at]mgh[dot]harvard[dot]edu)).
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 (Im[dot]Hyungsoon[at]mgh[dot]harvard[dot]edu)).
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.
Come join our Applications Development Engineering team at Berkeley Lights!
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 (or[dot]gadish[at]berkeleylights[dot]com)!
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.
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.
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 (Isha[dot]Jain[at]ucsf[dot]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: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Division of Digital Psychiatry
(co-sponsored, dual appointment with the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School)
This unique research fellowship at the intersection of digital health, smartphone apps, digital phenotyping, biostatistics, and patient care offers the opportunity to work at the frontier of mobile health at Harvard Medical School. This fellowship focuses on evaluation, analysis, and dissemination of clinically focused insights derived from novel data obtained from clinical research studies focusing on college mental health and serious mental illnesses.
The Digital Psychiatry Division (https://www.digitalpsych.org/) of the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School Affiliated Teaching Hospital, is leading efforts to translate advances in digital phenotyping and smartphone interventions for mental health to clinical solutions to improve the care of patients with illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. The team is led by John Torous MD, board certified in both psychiatry and clinical informatics and offers the opportunity to make a strong impact and improve mental health with new technologies.
Start: Can be immediately and negotiable
With this current opening we are seeking a candidate with strong quantitative skillsets applicable to digital mental health including time series analysis, imputation, creation of novel models, and application machine learning methods. Longitudinal patient level data is today generated from smartphone sensors, surveys, and metadata with the opportunity to combine neuroimaging and genetic data sets. Immediate goals include creating models of relapse prediction based on smartphone data to provide patients with early warning of elevated risk. The successful candidate would be expected to lead several projects at the intersection of digital mental health, global health, and clinical care that would result in first author publications. Finally, the successful candidate would be expected to work with our team in pursuing both industry and academic grants to expand this work.
An ideal candidate has been awarded or has nearly completed the requirements for a doctoral degree or foreign equivalent and is a trainee pursuing advanced studies beyond the doctoral level in preparation for an independent career in quantitative data science. In collaboration with and under the mentorship of the Principle Investigator (PI), a successful Research Fellow will engage in activities in the digital mental health space that will further his or her professional development. The position can be co-sponsored with the Division of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School and offer protected time there as well as at the medical center.
- Doctoral degree related to computer science, biostatistics, or data science
- Strong publication history and writing skills
- Strong quantitative and analytical skillset with R or Python experience.
- Prior experience reviewing, analyzing, and summarizing scientific literature.
- Excellent attention to detail and interpersonal, organizational, writing, and project management skills.
- Strong organizational and data management skills.
- Prior healthcare related research or team experience
- Data visualization experience
For more information, please email John Torous, MD: jtorous [at] bidmc.harvard.edu (jtorous[at]bidmc[dot]harvard[dot]edu).
Martinos Center Research Fellow in Simultaneous PET/MR Neuroimaging
Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging MGH, HMS
We are seeking two postdoctoral fellows to join our team to pursue research in simultaneous PET/MR imaging in neuroscience applications. Our research focuses on developing and applying novel PET/MRI methods to investigate the neurochemical underpinnings of psychiatric and neurological disorders. We have projects and training opportunities in the following area: (1) Quantify neuroreceptor dynamics and evaluate functional consequences with pharmacological imaging in animal models and human subjects, with applications in pain, addiction, and other psychiatric disorders; and (2) Assess the impacts of neurovascular coupling/function on PET radiotracer kinetics, with applications in neurodegenerative disorders.
Our research programs are highly translational spanning from animal models, first-in-human studies, to clinical applications. The appointment as a Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School research fellow will be for 1 year with possibility for extension based on performance and the availability of funding. The positions are available immediately.
The successful candidate will be a highly motivated researcher with a desire to begin an independent career related to or involving neuroimaging. The position requires a PhD degree in Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Neuroscience or a related field. However, we will consider candidates of any scientific background. This position requires experience in analysis of medical imaging data. Experience with MRI or PET is a plus. Extremely strong candidates with minimal imaging experience are still encouraged to apply. Strong written and oral English communication skills are required.
The job requires a candidate who is mature, responsible and flexible with excellent organizational and people skills. S/He must be able to work with in a fast-paced environment and should be able to problemsolve/troubleshoot, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks and seek assistance when appropriate.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing research interests and experience, an updated CV, and names and contact information of three references to: Hsiao-Ying (Monica) Wey, Ph.D. (E-mail: hsiaoying.wey [at] mgh.harvard.edu (hsiaoying[dot]wey[at]mgh[dot]harvard[dot]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.
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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
What is Insight?
The Insight Fellows Program is a seven-week professional training fellowship for graduating students and working professionals looking to transition to thriving careers as data scientists, engineers, and other cutting-edge professionals. Insight takes a unique approach, working closely with partner companies to match Fellows with the hiring teams that represent the best fit for their skills and experience.
Gain a Network
Since 2012, Insight has helped over 3,000 Fellows transition to thriving careers in a variety of data and tech fields. By joining the Fellowship, you’re also joining an extensive community of industry leaders, and gaining connections to thousands of data and tech professionals from hundreds of companies. This is an investment in your future that pays dividends for years to come.
88% of Insight Fellows accept a job offer in their chosen field within 6 months of finishing the Fellows Program, and the median time to hire is 8 weeks.
The average starting base salary for Insight Fellows across all our locations is $126,000. Average bonus is $12,000, and almost all Fellows receive either equity or stock grants. The average stock grant for publicly-traded companies is $26,000 per year.
Insight alumni are now working at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, CVS Health, 23andMe, Bloomberg, NBC, Bosch, American Express, Microsoft, and 700+ other top companies.
Beyond the seven week program, Insight Fellows get access to a structured, highly-personalized post-program experience. This personalized post-program experience that we’re introducing as of Summer 2020, helps Insight Fellows get jobs 40% faster and earn $10,000-15,000/year more than the results quoted above. Learn more here.
Available Programs: Artificial Intelligence, Data Engineering, DevOps Engineering, Decentralized Consensus, Security, Data Science*, Health Data Science*,
*Please note that our programs are open to all degree levels, except our Data Science and Health programs, which have a PhD requirement.
Sessions will take place remotely, but Fellows will interview for jobs in the following cities:
San Francisco, New York, Boston, Seattle, Toronto, Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago, Denver, Portland, Washington DC
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
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NIH Funded Postdoc Training in Informatics, Genomics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Biomedical Data Science at Boston Children's Hospital
The Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP) at Boston Children’s Hospital is now accepting applications for an NIH Funded Postdoc Training opportunity. The program has been committed to recruiting and retaining postdoctoral trainees who are URiM. We have maintained our commitment to diversity through prioritizing applications from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds.
We are excited to announce the launch of LabShares Newton, the first collaborative laboratory and biotech incubator in Newton, Massachusetts. LabShares provides a fully equipped laboratory, office space, and shared services to entrepreneurial biotechs without the hassle, lag time, and high upfront costs associated with building and managing their own labs.
Through participation in the LabShares community, members receive a wide range of benefits and services. LabShares is conveniently located in a light-filled, modern office park near the Charles River -- just 15 minutes from Kendall Square with free parking, a gym, and a Fooda cafeteria.
LabShares is near capacity for its current space and has begun an expansion to double in size. We expect to open our newly renovated second floor in early 2019 and are accepting reservations now.
Check out the links below for more information. If you would like to schedule a tour contact Hannah Schram (jenna [at] labshares.com (hannah[at]labshares[dot]com), 857-222-5817).
The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education offers an extensive range of clinical research training opportunities to prepare the next generation of clinician-scientists. Brief descriptions of the programs are provided below. As world’s largest biomedical research agency, the NIH encourages future clinician-scientists and medical researchers to consider adding an NIH experience to their portfolio.
Graduate Medical Education
NIH currently sponsor 17 medical specialty or subspecialty programs which have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We also jointly sponsor clinical training programs with extramural training partners, to include Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland, and the National Capital Consortium. In addition, we sponsor numerous "one of kind" translational medicine fellowship training programs. https://cc.nih.gov/training/gme/programs1.html
Clinical Elective Programs
Short term—4 to 12 week—clinically oriented elective rotations for senior medical and dental students; unique mentored specialty/subspecialty clinical research rotations are also available for combined program students (i.e., MD/PhD, DO/PhD). https://cc.nih.gov/training/students/clinical_electives.html
Clinical and Translational Research Course for PhD Students
Two-week intensive introductory course to demonstrate the role of PhD scientists in clinical and translational research, provide an overview and examples of how basic science and clinical observations lead to translational research, and increase awareness and access to Ph.D. role models, research resources, and potential career opportunities at the NIH. https://cc.nih.gov/training/phdcourse/index.html
Postdoctoral Research Training Awards
Provides the opportunity for recent doctoral degree recipients to enhance their research skills in the resource-rich National Institutes of Health (NIH) environment, which consists of more than 1200 laboratories/research projects. https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postdoc_irp
Graduate Partnerships Program
This program is designed to bring PhD graduate students to the NIH Intramural Research Program for dissertation research. https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/gpp
Core Curriculum in Clinical Research
Free courses offered include: Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR); Principles of Clinical Pharmacology (PCP); and Ethical and Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Research. These courses are offered as distance learning courses. https://cc.nih.gov/training/training1.html
For information on EU – U.S. cooperation in doctoral and postdoctoral education opportunities for U.S. researchers and organizations. Visit IIE online at www.iie.org. Please contact the programs directly for additional information or with any questions you may have.
A quote from a recent Fulbright U.S. student, "My advice to Fulbrighters of the future is that which was given to me. Go at it with an open mind; your experience will not be anything like you predicted and will mark you indelibly, but it will be great."
Career & Financial Guidance Programs
The MIT Alumni Advisors Hub is an online platform that students can use to ask for advice when they need it—from MIT alumni around the world. Students can get advice on their job and internship search, conduct a mock interview or informational interview, explore career paths and future entrepreneurial pursuits, and navigating life at MIT.
Find an advisor today!
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.
MIT.nano & MTL Career Fair - Monday, November 2nd, 2020
A recruiting event with the companies of the MIT.nano Consortium & MTL Industrial Group
MIT students and researchers are invited to a virtual career fair with leading companies across multiple industries. Learn about the companies, explore opportunities for summer or permanent employment, and meet with company representatives one-on-one.
The participating companies are limited to MIT.nano and/or MTL members to provide students and researchers with a smaller, more intimate venue for these essential career discussions. Share your background and experience, and get all your questions answered.
Please join us!
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.
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 (Neerja[at]geniusmesh[dot]com) if you have any questions.
The OGE sponsors MIT's iGrad financial literacy portal, with resources to help with financial support.
The iGrad Financial Literacy platform (offered for free to the entire MIT community in collaboration with the MIT Federal Credit Union) is customized for MIT with videos, articles, games, job board, searchable scholarship database, and interactive modules on a wide range of topics, including emergency-funding, credit card management, identity protection, spending smarts, etc. it is a great financial literacy tool for students and the MIT community in general.
More information can be found at oge.mit.edu/finances.
For those who are looking for other resources, recordings of career related workshops and sessions for grad students available here: http://capd.mit.edu
The CAPD Event calendar can be found here.
Sign up for the Graduate Student Career Advising mailing list here.
MIT Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD) is pleased to announce MIT’s subscription to The Versatile PhD, a web-based resource for PhDs considering careers beyond academia. Our subscription, generously supported by OGE, can be accessed by students and alumni via CAPD’s webpage and student CareerBridge accounts. Once students register, they can simply log in to the site directly (www.versatilephd.com)
There are hundreds of jobs and internships now posted on CareerBridge, under both the Job Search and the On-Campus Interviews tabs. Check both tabs and apply as soon as possible.
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