Volume 23, Number 15

Professional Opportunities

HST Community Notices

JAMES DIAO AND SHRIYA SRININVASAN NAMED AMONG FORBES 30 UNDER 30 FOR 2022 IN HEALTHCARE

HST is extremely proud to have two members named to 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Healthcare: HST MD student James Diao, and HST MEMP alum Shriya Srinivasan!

James Diao helped shift national recommendations to eliminate the use of race in kidney function tests through his research. His research found that when race was removed from these tests, diagnosis and outcomes vastly improved. The National Kidney Foundation and American Society of Nephrology cited his research in their new recommendations issued in October.

Shriya Srinivasan is developing better ways for human limbs to interact with prostheses through the use of brain-computer interfaces and tissue engineering. Her inventions enable patients to control their prosthesis and receive sensory feedback signals about how the prosthesis is moving and what it's touching. Around 30 amputation patients are using her surgical designs.

Congratulations James and Shriya!

HELP SPREAD THE WORD - HST!

Are you traveling for any of the following reasons?

  • Conference/workshop
  • Giving a talk
  • Visiting your alma mater

Can you help promote HST by talking to prospective students?

Contact Laurie Ward (laurie [at] mit.edu (l)aurie [at] mit.edu) for talking points and promotional materials to distribute.
A link to an HST Programs Slide to include in your presentations can be found here.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION: WAYS TO ENGAGE

Principles and recommendations for universities from Black engineering faculty

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

MIT & HARVARD COVID-19 RESOURCES

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

Course & Academic Resources

MIT GRADUATE ADMISSIONS BLOG - IAP WORKSHOP

The MIT Graduate Admissions Blog is excited to announce its upcoming IAP workshop on blog writing. In brief,

  • Attend a 2-day blogging workshop: Tuesday, January 18 and Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 12-2pm
  • Write one blog submission
  • Earn $100 upon completion of post
  • Continue writing for the blog and earn $100 per piece
  • Your work will be eligible for publication on the blog (check it out!)

If you are a current MIT graduate student and would like to participate, fill out this application by December 29. You must be available for both sessions. The in-person component will be conducted in small groups; we will have an option for you to join remotely over Zoom if that is your preference.

This hands-on workshop will train you how to write an enticing blog post, with individualized feedback from communication staff from across the institute. The workshop will help MIT grads develop content for the Graduate Admissions Blog, in order to provide prospective students with diverse perspectives on what being a student here is like (in the lab and beyond!).

Join our growing community of active bloggers!

FLIPPING FAILURE IAP 2022 WORKSHOP SERIES

Selected dates: January 13-27

Have you ever faced an academic challenge and wished you could share what you learned with peers?

Join us for the Flipping Failure IAP Workshop Series! 

Flipping Failure is a collection of stories told by MIT students about their academic challenges while at MIT. This community initiative aims to provide greater visibility to the struggles that we experience as humans while learning and living in an imperfect world. 

The IAP workshop series will bring together a cohort of undergraduate and graduate students who wish to contribute their story to the Flipping Failure collection, particularly through a creative lens. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on and share their experiences with a small community of peers in a safe environment and work with an artist to craft their stories into creative audio narratives. 

What to expect: :

  • A combination of exercises in observation, mindfulness, and journaling with instruction in crafting a narrative and in sound art (recording environments, basic audio theory, spoken word in audio). Guidance and feedback to the crafting and shaping of your story will be provided.  
  • The majority of the time in workshops will be spent working on your stories and recordings. No prior experience with either storytelling or media production necessary. 
  • There will be approximately 8 hours of in-person workshops in total with lunch provided. 

More info can be found here

MIT undergraduate and graduate students are welcomed to APPLY by 11:59pm Monday, January 3rd, 2022. Space is limited. 

APPLY TO THE IAP SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BOOTCAMP!

Want to learn about science and technology policy over IAP?

MIT Science Policy Initiative is hosting its annual IAP Science and Technology Bootcamp from January 24 - 28!

Apply here: tinyurl.com/stp-bootcamp

IAP 2022: 3-DAY CRASH COURSE ON NEGOTIATION

Become familiar with the science and practice of negotiations in a three-day crash course (the last week of IAP) from an award-winning professor of negotiations at MIT's Sloan School of Management!

No matter how excellent your ideas, most significant achievements require the ability to communicate with and influence others. This course examines the theory, research, and practice of negotiation across a variety of settings. It provides multiple opportunities for students to develop negotiation skills through role-plays, exercises, and useful analytical frameworks. Topics include distributive and integrative bargaining, psychological biases, lessons from game theory, principles of influence, multiparty negotiation, and the value of relationships and trust.

For more information and to apply now, visit the course website at http://negotiation.mit.edu. The course will be taught in-person this year.

NEW RESOURCES TO PROMOTE GRADUATE STUDENT WELLBEING

We are excited to share two new resources to help graduate students care for and prioritize their wellbeing.

In partnership with the Health Promotion Working Group and with the input from faculty, staff, and students, we have launched DoingWell at MIT. The DoingWell website centralizes many of the resources that are available to help students to navigate their own wellbeing journey, including information on how to get support and services to help them practice healthy habits.

We have also launched a new course, Mental Health and Wellbeing for Graduate Students, in the Atlas Learning Center to help graduate students understand common challenges of the graduate student experience and how to navigate support and resources to prioritize their wellbeing. This course, which is also valuable to any faculty and staff who work with graduate students, was developed in partnership with the Division of Student Life, Office of the Vice Chancellor, and MIT Medical.

This is just the beginning of our efforts to promote a culture of student wellbeing at MIT. We are excited to hear your feedback on these resources. We know they will evolve over time as we learn from our community and all of you. If you have any feedback or thoughts, please doingwell [at] mit.edu (let us know). We’d love to connect with you.

MIT COMMUNITY WELLNESS 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 wellness programs that fit your needs.

View all Community Wellness classes here.

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

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

MIT WRITING AND COMMUNICATION CENTER (WCC)

The Writing and Communication Center offers free one-on-one professional advice from communication experts with advanced degrees and publishing experience. The WCC can help you further develop your oral communication skills and learn about all types of academic and professional writing. You can learn more about the WCC consultations at http://cmsw.mit.edu/writing-and-communication-center and register with the online scheduler to make appointments through https://mit.mywconline.com. Please note that the WCC hours are offered Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm, and fill up fast.

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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS FROM THE TEACHING + LEARNING LAB (TLL)

Information about upcoming workshops for graduate students and postdocs can be found here.

The Teaching + Learning Lab is happy to announce that applications will soon open for the next Grad Teaching Development Track: Subject Design. This track consists of three 2-hour workshops, held in person on the following days.

  • Workshop 1: Define your goals and scope, Thursday, Jan 6, 2:00-4:00 pm ET
  • Workshop 2: Plan your assessments, Thursday, Jan 13, 2:00-4:00 pm ET
  • Workshop 3: Draft your syllabus, Thursday, Jan 20, 2:00-4:00 pm ET

Any grad student is welcome to apply, but participants from previous workshop tracks will be prioritized.

Applications will open at noon on Monday, December 6, and will close at 11:59pm ET on Sunday, December 12.

Upon the completion of each workshop track, participants earn a Letter of Completion from 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.

Join us for our next TLL Speaker Series talk on Thursday, December 16 at 1pm ET on Reinventing Education Post-Pandemic. We will host MIT Professor Justin Reich, who will discuss his research on how the experiences of students and teachers during pandemic schooling are vital to educational recovery and building back better.

If you have any questions about programs and resources available to graduate students through the TLL, contact Ben Hansberry, Assistant Director for Graduate Student Teaching (bhansber [at] mit.edu)

Subscribe here to the TLL Newsletter.

HARVARD CATALYST COURSES AND EVENTS

Harvard Catalyst works with Harvard University’s schools and affiliate academic healthcare centers to build and grow an environment focused on team science – where discoveries are rapidly and efficiently translated to improve human health. We catalyze research across all clinical and translational domains by providing investigators with opportunities such as pilot funding, free resources such as biostatistics consultations, training and mentoring programs, and numerous courses. To facilitate communication, collaboration, and data collection, our informatics team develops a range of open-source tools available to the community within Harvard University and beyond.

Information on courses and training through Harvard Catalyst can be found here.
A calendar of Harvard Catalyst events can be found here.
Subscribe to the Harvard Catalyst Newsletter here.

HARVARD INNOVATION LABS CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Information about the Harvard i-lab and it's upcoming events and activities can be found here.

Conferences, Lectures & Seminars

KOCH INSTITUTE DIRECTORS PANEL

You are invited to the Koch Institute Directors Panel

  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021
  • 6:30-7:30pm
  • This is a virtual event. Please register to receive Zoom information.

Celebrate the enduring legacy of cancer research at MIT. Current and former directors reflect on the past five decades of progress—from seminal discoveries in molecular biology and immunology to new innovations in nanotechnology and precision medicine—and look ahead to future advancements in the fight against cancer. Join in the conversation as we commemorate the people, projects, and promise of integrative cancer research.

Featuring

Phillip Sharp, PhD
Director: 1985–1991
Institute Professor and Professor of Biology

Richard Hynes, PhD
Director: 1991–2001
Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research

Tyler Jacks, PhD
Director: 2001–2021
David H. Koch (1962) Professor of Biology and Daniel K. Ludwig Scholar

Matthew Vander Heiden, MD, PhD
Director: 2021–present
Lester Wolfe (1919) Professor of Molecular Biology and Professor of Biology

Moderated by Susan Hockfield, PhD
​​​​​​​MIT President Emerita and Professor of Neuroscience

BCH COMPUTATIONAL HEALTH INFORMATICS PROGRAM (CHIP) - LANDMARK IDEAS SERIES

The Boston Children’s Hospital Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP) invites you to our Landmark Ideas Lecture.

Upcoming Events: CHIP Landmark Ideas Series

  • Speaker: Todd Golub, MD; Director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
    Date and Time: Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 4:00-5:30PM ET
    Event Registration: Register here

About CHIP:
The Boston Children's Hospital Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP), founded in 1994, is a multidisciplinary applied research and education program. For more information visit www.chip.org

About Landmark Ideas Series:
The Landmark Ideas Series is an event series led by CHIP that features thought leaders across health care, informatics, IT, astrophysics, science, and more.

About the CHIP Frontline Dispatch Series
The CHIP Dispatch Series is our newest seminar series designed to share our faculty’s and industry expert’s frontline research activities with the public. For more information, please visit our website here or email CHIP [at] childrens.harvard.edu.

For more information on upcoming events visit www.chip.org/events.

Social Media: Follow us on Twitter at @Bos_CHIP.

UPCOMING INSTITUTE COMMUNITY & EQUITY OFFICE (ICEO) EVENTS

A calendar of upcoming events is available here.

MEDICAL DEVELOPMENT GROUP BOSTON - EVENTS

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

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

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

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

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

MEDTECH BOSTON INFORMATION SOURCE & CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Boston has long been known as a medical mecca of scientific discovery. Boston’s healthcare professionals and administrators are adopting practices from other high-risk and service industries. The ‘big data’ movement is thriving, fundamentally changing our healthcare delivery systems. Digital health investments are higher than ever before. Medical hackathons and un-conferences are now an every-weekend occurrence. And both redesign and innovation promise to change medicine as we know it. It’s all happening right here, right now. But the problem is that many of us don’t know it. Despite Boston’s innovative energy and a solid medical infrastructure, many medical providers and health care entrepreneurs remain in the dark about the opportunities, events and work happening in and around the city of Boston – and across the country. That’s where we come in.

At Medtech Boston, we highlight exciting medical innovation work in and around the city of Boston. We aim to start a discussion about the most exciting and controversial new healthcare offerings, igniting a new reputation for Boston as a city with first-class medical research and patient care, but also as a city full of passionate people who use new technology to think big thoughts about medicine’s most pressing problems.

More organizational information and event postings from Medtech Boston is available here.

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

SKELETAL ONCOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP - STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

Master and PhD students:
We, the Skeletal Oncology Research Group, SORG (https://sorg.mgh.harvard.edu/), and the Center for Physical Artificial Intelligence, CPAI, are looking for multiple interested students to join our team. The mission of SORG and CPAI is to improve patient experience through clinical and engineering research in orthopaedic. This position would provide an excellent opportunity for a multidisciplinary research by collaborating with a diverse group of teammates, industrial and academic partners, writing journal articles and grants, understanding the clinical challenges in orthopaedic surgery, gain hands-on experience in the design and development of novel machine learning models, and creating a long-term network of collaborators.

There are multiple positions available in different areas:

  1. Development of AI-based decision support diagnosis, prediction and treatment suggestion systems for orthopaedic patients. This project is part of the greater effort of creating AI based registries at the Mass General Brigham hospitals. The students will have a chance to collaborate with almost all of the orthopaedic service chiefs at MGH and BWH to address significant clinical questions.
  2. Development of biomedical devices and wearables for prevention of Fall. Fall injury with annual $50 Billion cost is one of the most crucial problems in healthcare system. We have been developing a novel optical pressure mapping device to assess and quantify balance in patients. Our work has been the recipient of several awards including top three best poster award at the Science annual meeting.
  3. Development of wearables for monitoring muscle and tendon activity for pre, intra, and post operation monitoring of orthopaedic patients. Quantifying muscle activity is crucial to assess patient progress and prevent reinjury specially in athletes. In part of this project, we focus on developing wearables to prevent reinjury following hamstring injury in football players.

Interested students can feel free to reach out to Hamid Ghaednia directly at hghaednia [at] mgh.harvard.edu to learn more about the labs and available projects.

2022 LASKER FOUNDATION ESSAY CONTEST

The 2022 Essay Contest will open on the 9th of February 2022.

About the Contest
The Lasker Foundation Essay Contest engages young scientists and clinicians from the US and around the globe in a discussion about big questions in biology and medicine and the role of biomedical research in our society today. The Contest aims to build skills in communicating important medical and scientific issues to broad audiences. The topic is announced annually in early February and winners are announced in early July.

Eligibility
The Contest is open to medical school students, interns, residents, and fellows; doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in biomedical sciences; and graduate students in public health or other health professions programs. Applicants (from the US or any other countries) must be currently participating in an educational program. This program may be located in any country.

Prizes
Winners will receive up to $5,000. Monetary prizes will be directed to the winner’s university to be used towards the winner’s educational expenses.

Guidelines
Essays should be of 800 words or less and must be written in English. The file containing the essay should include the essay title and the applicant’s name, email, and institutional affiliation. References are not counted towards the 800 word limit. Field-specific scientific jargon should be avoided or explained.

Evaluation Criteria
Essays will be evaluated based on their quality of writing, style, and clarity. Essays that are not written in English or are longer than 800 words will not be considered.

Further information available here

ASHDOWN HOUSE MYSTERY HUNT 2022

Are you interested in puzzle hunting and/or the MIT Mystery Hunt, but don’t currently have a team?  Ashdown House will be hosting a grad-student-wide team for Mystery Hunt 2022, happening January 14, 2022 — January 17, 2022.  This Mystery Hunt will be held remotely, so people can puzzle from anywhere in the world.  (If you’re interested in learning more about Mystery Hunt in general, be sure to check out the official website)

For the grad student team hosted by Ashdown House, we will be (tentatively) having in-person puzzling in Ashdown House with snacks, as well as supporting remote puzzling through Discord and a collaboration server.  The design team for this year’s Mystery Hunt says they ”designed a Hunt that can be completed by a team of 75”; as such, if you’re currently planning on forming a small team for Mystery Hunt, it may be advantageous to band together with other groups of students if you want to see most of the Mystery Hunt.  Sign up for the grad-student team (and suggest a team name!) here.

JOIN LATINX STUDENT ASSOCIATION (LGSA) FOR SNACK AND COFFEE BREAK

  • Monday, December 13, 2021
  • 11am-2pm
  • 5-217

Take a break from studying for finals and come join LGSA for free snacks, coffee, and coloring books! Feel free to swing by and pick up goodies, or stay and hang out with other LGSA members!

IREFS ZOOM YOGA EVENT

Yoga and Deep Relaxation
Unwind your body and mind with yoga stretches and mental relaxation techniques. Yoga stretches can be done sitting in a chair or standing. No experience or equipment necessary, but feel free to wear comfortable, loose clothing and use a mat or towel if you would like to lie down during the final guided relaxation practice.

  • Thursday, December 16, 2021
  • 5:30-6:30pm

Instructor: Zan Barry, Community Wellness at MIT Medical

Location:  https://mit.zoom.us/j/96340153303

Food Reimbursement: Up to $15, RSVP here. Please note that the food should be purchased within 6 hours leading to the event.

BWH - PART TIME RESEARCH ASSISTANT NEEDED

Research Assistant II, part time 20 hrs / BWH Department of Surgery

The Research Assistant will need to function working independently and under general supervision from our Associate Chair for Faculty Development/Principal Investigator and Program Coordinator, this role provides support to projects designed to optimize flexible and remote work conditions for our faculty. This role includes tracking project status, participant status, data tracking/analytics, IRB management, work related to funding opportunities, and coordinating related efforts.

Find more information here.

ONCOLOGY RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY WITH ARVIND RAVI, 2014 HST MD-PHD GRADUATE

We are currently looking for students interested in participating in computational and experimental work to better understand cancer resistance. Some of the central questions in our research program (based at Dana-Farber and the Broad) include:

  • What genomic and clinical features predict response and resistance to immunotherapy in advanced cancers (e.g., lung, bladder)?
  • Can we design novel in vitro systems to evolve and profile resistance to cancer therapies at massive scale (e.g., 30-50 resistant clones/experiment)?
  • How do cancer dependencies (from whole genome CRISPR profiling) change during the evolution of resistance?

Interested students can feel free to reach out to me directly at aravi [at] broadinstitute.org.

COME ON OUT - JAPAN 2022 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

We are launching Come On Out - Japan’s 7th Annual Global English Camp Summer Internship Program and extending our invitation to top Universities and Japanese high school students for a cross-cultural learning experience. Learn more at our November and December Info Sessions - sign up for an info session here - or at future sessions, details of which will be released via our newsletter.

We are currently seeking university students and recent graduates with native level English skills who are passionate about Japanese culture, gaining global experience, and mentoring others. They will be offered the opportunity to come to Japan for five weeks from mid-July to late August, 2022. Although this is an unpaid internship, the sponsor is providing certain expenses for each intern who participates in the six-week program. Airfare, lodging, meals, and transportation subsidies will be provided. The program also offers optional Japanese language classes, Japanese cultural workshops, field trips and an overnight excursion. These additional opportunities are all designed to add cultural enrichment to your summer abroad experience. In the event that travel to Japan is not possible due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will hold the event virtually and interns will be compensated monetarily (as we did in 2020).

This program is different from any other traditional teaching position in Japan. Interns will facilitate English conversations with Japanese high school students on a variety of relevant global topics ranging from discussing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to their personal life missions. Interns will be able to extend mentorship to new students each week as well as form lifelong connections with their fellow interns inside and outside the classroom.

We do not have any Japanese fluency requirements. Come On Out - Japan accepts undergraduates, graduates and recently graduated students as well.

Applications are now open at www.comeonoutjapan.com! If you have additional questions regarding the program, please contact Come on Out - Japan directly at info [at] comeonoutjapan.com or via the inquiry tab on our website. For more specific information, please check out the following important links.

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PHD ENGINEERING STUDENTS NEEDED FOR PENN STATE NSF LONGITUDINAL CAREER STUDY GRANT

NSF CAREER grant to study the experiences of current engineering graduate students over time in an effort to understand graduate student attrition and persistence in engineering. 

We are collecting longitudinal data using text-message survey methods, following participants over time.

This research is conducted via very short surveys conducted via text message on your cell phone.  If you agree, and we select you for this study based on your screening criteria, you will receive very short surveys on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Monday and Wednesday surveys will take approximately 30 seconds. Weekly, monthly, and end-of-term (December, May, August) surveys on Fridays will take 1 to 3 minutes. 

If you are interested in participating in this study, please complete the online survey link below. The second page of the survey is the informed consent section, which includes more information regarding the study, including measures taken to protect confidentiality, and you will be able to download the full informed consent document.  

[Link to Participant Interest Survey]

Consecutive participation will be rewarded with a $10 Amazon.com gift card each month of participation (missing fewer than 2 Monday/Wednesday surveys or 1 Friday survey each month). In addition, participants who complete each of the monthly surveys and semesterly surveys each term (December, May, August) will be entered in a drawing for one of three $50 Amazon.com gift cards at the end of each term. 

Although you have the option to be removed from our study at any time, ideally participants would remain in the study for a year, at which point we will reach out to see if you would be interested in continuing your participation. Longitudinal data is extremely valuable to our research, so participants continuing in a second year will be entered into an additional drawing for an additional $50 Amazon.com gift card.  

If you have any questions about the study or how the data will be used, feel free to contact me at our lab group email (ecrl [at] me.psu.edu) or my university email address (cgb9 [at] psu.edu) and we will answer any questions you have. This study has been approved by the Penn State IRB.

Thank you for considering participation in this important study.

MIT MUSEUM - WE NEED YOUR INPUT!

It’s 6 months-and-counting to the opening of the new MIT Museum in Kendall Square, and we need your input!

One of the new Museum’s showpiece exhibit experiences will be an “MIT Community Data Project” – a dynamic, wall-sized visualization of input shared every day by each museum visitor.

But that wall will be empty on opening day, unless we get some seed data to start with.

This is where you come in.

Our aim is to get at what makes the MIT community so unique. By providing your input, your (anonymous) data will be translated into a visual element and incorporated into the wall.

Click here to take our survey-but-not-a-survey, and be a part of the new MIT Museum’s opening day!

GRADUATE COMMUNITY FELLOWS POSITIONS

Grad students, interested in improving graduate life & community at MIT while earning a partial stipend? Apply to become a Graduate Community Fellow!

When would I start? Start dates are flexible and based on the Fellow and the hiring organization. If you’re looking for a job starting this semester, over IAP, or next semester, these openings may be a great fit for you!

What would I do? Graduate Community Fellows work on projects and assignments that enhance the graduate community at MIT in targeted, impactful ways. Each Fellow reports to a staff member in the OGE or a partner organization. See specifics below.

What are the requirements? Must meet minimal eligibility requirements and agree to the terms of appointment. Appointment periods for Fellow positions vary. All positions serve 10 hours per week, and receive compensation of $700 per month.

International students with full-time RA/TA appointments should note that there are eligibility restrictions.

Current positions are listed below; find more info on each position at the current Fellow positions page.

  • Diversity Initiatives Community/Retention - OGE (OPEN) 
    Create community by supporting the Diversity Initiative’s IGNITE event series, which connects grad students to faculty, alumni, and administrators of color.
  • Institute Community and Equity Office (ICEO) Communications (OPEN) 
    Be a part of advancing a respectful and caring community through developing content for email and social media, among other duties.
  • PKG Center for Public Service - Graduate Community Engagement (OPEN) 
    Contribute to the center’s engagement of graduate students through outreach and communications, the Get (Good) Stuff Done workshop series, and networking with campus partners.
  • REFS Program Support (OPEN) 
    Help make the REFS program work better & optimize resources for individual REFS, for dREFS, and for iREFS.Applicants should have familiarity with, and interest in, the REFS program.
  • Violence Prevention & Response Programming Support (OPEN)
    Support the VPR’s work on sexual violence, relationship abuse, stalking, and harassment on campus through education, outreach, survey data analysis, event planning, and a special project.

How do I apply? Once you’ve reviewed position details, download the application to apply. Applications for all positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. We hope to hear from you!

Questions? Contact Jessica Landry, jlandry [at] mit.edu.

RECRUITING - VAGINAL MICROBIOME STUDY

We invite you to participate in the 2020 HST Microbiome Study, under the direction of the MIT Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics (CMIT)! Our research study aims to assess the effects of clothing breathability on yeast-bacterial interactions in the vaginal microbiome. We are recruiting healthy women between 18 and 50 years of age with regular menstruation cycles. We encourage everyone to apply, as we hope to have a diverse pool of study participants!

The study will be conducted over a two month period. During each month, participants will wear underwear (provided!) and lower-body clothing of either high or low breathability for seven days. Participants will come to building E25 to collect their own vaginal swab samples on days 0, 3, and 7 for each of the two months.

Participants will be provided the necessary undergarments, which they can keep after the study!

If you are interested in participating, sign up here. If you want to learn more or if you have any questions, visit our website here or contact us at clinicalresearch [at] mit.edu

We look forward to hearing from you!

DIDJA KNOW ABOUT GRADLINK?

Want to brighten up your feed with resources to keep you at your best physically, emotionally, and financially? Follow us for humor, events, inspiration, and resources to help you thrive and connect!

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INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION STUDY - MIT BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH LAB

Have you used virtual conferencing platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams during the COVID-19 Pandemic? Do you wonder how our interactions on these platforms compare to in-person ones?

If so, the MIT Behavioral Research Lab (BRL) invites you to participate in an in-person study investigating how virtual conferencing platforms affect interpersonal communication. The study will involve your completing surveys and participating in two 10-minute virtual conversations with other participants. Compensation for completing this study is $25 in the form of an Amazon gift card, plus multiple opportunities during the study to enter a lottery with four $75 prizes. The study runs for approximately 45 minutes. If you have any questions about the study, please feel free to contact us at: jcnlab [at] gmail.com

STUDY TYPE: In-person at MIT

ELIGIBILITY: You must:

  • Agree to follow MIT’s COVID-19 Safety Protocols
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Speak English

STUDY DURATION: 45 minutes

COMPENSATION: $25 in the form of an Amazon gift card, plus multiple opportunities during the study to enter a lottery with four $75 prizes.

REFERRAL BONUS: $5 per successful referral. Both you and the referred individual(s) must participate fully in the study in order for you to be eligible to receive a referral bonus.  Additionally, the referred individual(s) must indicate your name and email address as a "Referral" on the study survey question "How did you hear about this study?"

CLICK HERE or use either of the URLs below to participate!
http://tinyurl.com/mitbrlstudy2021
https://survey.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cuVpBs6ZP3WTI2y

Please note that you may only participate in this study once, and you will not be compensated for multiple attempts.

FLIPPING FAILURE - PEER SUPPORT COMMUNITY RESOURCE

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

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

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

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

iREFS SERVICES

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

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

Please feel free to contact us if you are looking to talk to a fellow grad student regarding an issue that is a cause of concern/stress for you. We are here to provide a listening ear, inform you about key student resources that you could benefit from, and help brainstorm ways to come out of such challenging situations.

You can email us at irefs-contact [at] mit.edu or sign up with our Google Form to schedule a meeting at a time that is convenient for you.

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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!​

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MITAC OPPORTUNITIES

Welcome! The MIT Activities Committee offers discounted tickets to the MIT community for local arts and culture, sporting events, and family activities.

The MITAC Ticket Office at Stata is now open! 

MITAC's hours of operation:

  • Stata MITAC Ticket Office (Bldg. 32): Tuesday - Friday, 12-4pm
  • The Lincoln Laboratory MITAC Ticket Office remains closed. ​

We will provide updates on Lincoln Laboratory's ​re-opening plans as they develop.

MITAC​ ~ Your Ticket to Fun for movies, museums, sports, theatre, music, family, seasonal & special events since 1984!

Feel free to stop by and visit!  

We look forward to seeing everyone!

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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 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 & ICEO NEWSLETTERS

The Office of Graduate Education (OGE)’s GradDiversity seeks to support the success of underrepresented and under-served graduate students at MIT. This takes place through a series of programs designed to strengthen recruitment, enhance community, and ignite development in academic, leadership, and professional skills.

Together with the Institute Community and Equity Office and our faculty, students, and staff from across the Institute, we are committed to fostering a more inclusive and caring climate that intellectually engages and values all members of our MIT community.

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MIT GRADUATE ASSISTANCE INFORMATION NETWORK (GAIN)

MIT Graduate Assistance Information Network (GAIN) is a free 24/7 network of professionals who provide life management resources and referrals to help make life easier for MIT Graduate Students and families.

MIT GAIN services, which are available at no cost to you and your family, include:

  • Legal consultation
  • Financial consultation
  • Child care resources and personalized research and referrals
  • Elder care resources and personalized research and referrals
  • Relocation guidance
  • School/summer camp selection for children in grades K–12
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Career assessment
  • Resources for other life concerns, such as moving services, home repair and cleaning services, pet care, fitness programs & trainers, and more.

Take advantage of these additional MIT Work-Life programs and resources:

Find more information here.

MIT SPOUSES & PARTNERS CONNECT

Open to all significant others of MIT students, postdocs, and staff who have relocated to the Boston area

Celebrating 50 years of supporting newcomers, creating connections, building community (1972-2022)

FEATURED EVENTS

Events and Outings – these events fill up quickly. They are announced in our weekly email update that goes out on Friday afternoons, so make sure you are subscribed! November will bring trips to the Taza Chocolate Factory, the Massachusetts College of Art’s Museum, the Museum of Science, as well as another in-person Crafternoon!

Career Connect Series

This series provides training for MIT spouses and partners who are looking for work or professional development opportunities during their time at MIT. Please register at the links below. All sessions will be held on zoom.

ON-GOING OFFERINGS

Weekly Wednesday Meetings at 10am on Zoom

Our weekly meetings are organized by MIT Spouses & Partners Connect staff and volunteers for the spouses and partners of MIT students, scholars, staff, and faculty. Each meeting revolves around a specific topic or activity. We invite speakers from campus, the community or our group to share their expertise.

Just as when we were meeting in person, babies and children are welcome at our meetings. It's okay to come a little late to our meetings, and you can always mute or turn off your video if your children are having a noisy day.

The Zoom link - Meeting ID: 585 674 692

Please email spousesandpartners [at] mit.edu for the password.

English Conversation Group on Zoom

If you would like to feel more comfortable conversing in English and work on your fluency via cultural dialogues about life in the US, customs, and current events, then this is for you! Meet other MS&PC members, exchange ideas, and have fun in a friendly environment! All levels of English are welcome. Please contact ecgatmit [at] gmail.com for more information or for the password to attend the meeting.  Open to members of the MIT community, which includes enrolled students, staff, visiting scientists and scholars, faculty, their spouses and partners.

Monday link - https://mit.zoom.us/j/819691230   at 5pm

Friday link - https://mit.zoom.us/j/858533002 at 10am

BEST WAYS TO LEARN ABOUT OUR EVENTS

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

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MIT LANGUAGE CONVERSATION EXCHANGE

Open to all members of the MIT community

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

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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

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW, ENGINEERING - BOSTON COLLEGE - BRYAN RANGER RESEARCH GROUP

This posting is for a postdoctoral opportunity to work with Professor Bryan Ranger's research group. Dr. Ranger is an HST MEMP Alum.

Job Description
We invite applicants for a postdoctoral fellow position in the Department of Engineering at Boston College. The department is responsible for the new undergraduate human-centered engineering program which welcomed its first cohort of students in Fall 2021. The program integrates Boston College's core liberal arts curriculum with experiential engineering curriculum that emphasizes societal responsibility.

The postdoctoral fellow will be working with Prof. Bryan Ranger and his collaborators (including faculty in the Computer Science Department and Global Public Health Program at Boston College) on projects involving machine learning (ML) for medical image and biomedical signal analysis. Background and expertise in developing original methods for recognition in images or videos is essential. Candidates with experience in mobile hardware and software development platforms for computer vision applications are particularly well-suited for this position. Collaborative opportunities to apply ML techniques to other types of data, such as clinical biomarkers and social determinants of health, may also be available if there is interest.

Prof. Ranger’s research group will have a particular focus on developing technologies that will address challenges in settings with limited resources. Though not required for the position, experience with human-centered design and a demonstrated interest in global health is a plus. While the fellow will spend most of their time conducting research and working on manuscripts, there may be opportunities for teaching, mentoring and grant writing.

The fellow will have a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or any other relevant field by the start date in January 2022. This is a 1-year appointment with the possibility for renewal.

Requirements
PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or any other relevant field by the start date in January 2022 (timing may be flexible). This is a 1-year appointment with the possibility for renewal.

The full position profile can be found here.

SKELETAL ONCOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP (SORG) - POSTDOC OPPORTUNITIES

Postdoctoral Research Fellows:
The Skeletal Oncology Research Group, SORG (https://sorg.mgh.harvard.edu/), and Center for Physical Artificial Intelligence, CPAI, are looking for multiple interested postdoctoral research fellows. The positions are available in areas of AI in healthcare and development of biomedical devices and wearables. Please check our website (https://sorg.mgh.harvard.edu/) and Linked-in profile (SORG-HMS) for more information about the positions or email Hamid Ghaednia directly at hghaednia [at] mgh.harvard.edu.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – DAAD NETWORKING TOUR "AI AND ROBOTICS"

The call for Postdoc-NeT-AI 3/2022 is out! The focus is on AI and Robotics.

Twice a year, the DAAD selects a group of  approximately 25 outstanding postdoctoral researchers and experienced PhD candidates worldwide for the DAAD AInet Fellowship (find the previous fellows here) to connect them with leading researchers and research institutions from Germany. The fellowship (currently) consists of the participation in the DAAD AInet Virtual Networking Week from 7 – 11 March 2022 and a travel stipend for a week to personally visit German research institutions. The focus of this edition is AI and Robotics.

For more information and to apply go to daad.de/ainet/apply.

Click here for the PDF-call.

If you have any question, contact us at ainet [at] daad.de.

MITOCHONDRIAL BIOLOGIST POSITION OPEN - MARCH THERAPEUTICS

Spun out of MIT and Harvard, March Therapeutics is a venture-backed, mission-driven, stealth-stage startup building a scalable platform for mitochondrial gene therapy. March Therapeutics is seeking to hire an exceptionally creative Mitochondrial Biologist with deep, broad expertise in biotech and experience in addressing extremely challenging and complex problems. At March Therapeutics, we very much encourage you to also explore other creative projects (utilizing our resources and broad network) during your free time. 

Find more information here.

If you are interested in joining March Therapeutics, please send your CV to hello [at] marchtx.com.

DOD DIRECT HIRING OPPORTUNITY AND PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

The National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) is a program office out of the Department of Defense. Our vision is to create a non-standard network of problem solvers to take on national security challenges.

Here are two recent opportunities that may be of interest: a direct hiring opportunity with the United States Strategic Command and paid Summer Internships.

  • Direct hiring opportunity. Open until Dec 10. Application link.
    Working for Systems Engineering & Integration, US Strategic Command. SE&I is looking to hire both recent graduates and dedicated professionals who take a big-picture view of things while at the same time enjoy digging into the details. If you have training in systems, communications, or network engineering; if you have a background in data science, digital modeling, or cybersecurity; or if you have prior work or military experience with NC3-related systems, then SE&I might be the right place for you. 
  • Paid summer internship. Open until Dec 17. Application link
    The X-Force Fellowship is a paid summer internship program that provides undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates a chance to serve their country by solving real-world national security problems in collaboration with the U.S. military.

BWH - OFFICE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW

We seek a post-doctoral fellow who has a strong interest in faculty development and contributing to projects which advance faculty academically, professionally, and in other key arenas. This fellow will have opportunities for clinical knowledge advancement, academic achievement, programmatic development, and work which crosses a wide range of faculty needs within our Department. The position requires being versed in medical terminology, an understanding of clinical rationale, and being comfortable learning and interfacing with electronic health care systems and programs. The position also requires a professional demeanor, the ability to work closely with a wide range of physicians and support staff, and a variety of internal and external collaborators. It also involves teamwork and timely responses to facilitate group efforts. This role involves being readily able to record, track, generate, and sort clinically relevant content which supports patient care and clinical research. It also involves an interest in tracking, vetting, and validating direct faculty experience. In addition, it includes interfacing and helping support staff and trainees who are involved with our work. An MD, DO, or equivalent is preferred, although other clinicians with sufficient training and experience may also be qualified. Strong English proficiency is necessary. The position also includes academic training and publication opportunities for interested candidates. There are additionally opportunities to engage in educational sessions through Mass General Brigham and Harvard Medical School.

Find more information here.

MICROSOFT - RESEARCHER POSITION

Our mission: to empower people and organizations with technology to positively transform the health of humankind globally. There has never been a more exciting time to be working in health and life sciences at Microsoft.

Health Futures is an interdisciplinary team of scientists, researchers, engineers, program managers and medical doctors who endeavor to develop next-generation methods and tools for health and healthcare. We offer a unique vibrant environment that features cutting-edge academic research, enterprise software development, and real-world delivery, with close feedback loops and rapid iterations among all three, much like a lean startup.

We are looking for a researcher to conduct leading research in health and life sciences and support our projects targeted at realizing the vision of precision healthcare in areas such as genomics and rare disease.

#healthfutures  #msfthealthcare #research  #healthnext

Responsibilities

As a researcher in our team, you will: 

  • Identify and formalize key research problems in health and life sciences.
  • Propose novel approaches for unsolved research problems.
  • Analyze real-world data to explore opportunities for modeling and self-supervision.
  • Track the rapidly evolving machine learning field.
  • Design and implement state-of-the-art systems.
  • Conduct rapid experimentation and deep engagement for real-world delivery and impact.

Qualifications

Required: 

  • PhD (or anticipated completion of PhD close to employment start date) in Computer Science, Computational Biology, Mathematics, Statistics, or related fields
  • Research ability demonstrated by journal and conference publications and/or preprints (or submitted/accepted papers in top venues).

Preferred: 

  • Demonstrated end-to-end project leadership
  • Strong verbal, visual and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.  We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Apply here.

SENIOR ANALYST POSITION AT PURETECH HEALTH

Job Description
At PureTech, our goal is to make a difference in human health by tackling problems in novel ways to develop new therapeutics for serious and underserved diseases. As a clinical-stage biotherapeutics company, we are dedicated to discovering, developing and commercializing highly differentiated therapeutics for devastating diseases including inflammatory, fibrotic and immunological conditions, intractable cancers, lymphatic and gastrointestinal diseases and neurological and neuropsychological disorders, among others. The PureTech Health team is seeking a Senior Analyst who will get hands-on experience in entrepreneurship, participate in sourcing and due diligence of technologies and support PureTech's Innovations and team members. This includes:

  • Ideation and business planning for next generation technologies
  • Conducting strategic analyses & market opportunity assessments
  • Undertaking project management & operations of innovations including development of cutting edge technologies
  • Interfacing with leading scientists as part of sourcing and diligence efforts
  • Preparing compelling communication materials, including presentations, for key external stakeholders

Qualifications:

  • Creativity, smarts & initiative
  • PhD in one of the following disciplines from a top tier institution: engineering, physics, computer science, or a life science related field
  • Business experience is a plus but not required
  • Strong presentation and communication skills; candidate should feel comfortable presenting to groups

To apply: http://puretechhealth.com/careers?gh_jid=364473

MULTIPLE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW POSITIONS IN MULTISCALE MODELING IN EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT AND OTHER AREAS

Biocomplexity Institute - Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering - Indiana University, Bloomington 

The Biocomplexity Institute (biocomplexity.indiana.edu) at Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering as part of its participation in Purdue University’s NSF-funded EMBRIO Institute, has open postdoctoral positions developing multicellular, multi-scale mechanistic computational models of wound closure, epiboly and early embryonic development in zebrafish. The candidate will work with faculty and student researchers to develop Cellular Potts and particle-based biomechanical models of zebrafish tissue dynamics and implement them in the CompuCell3D and Mechanica modeling frameworks. The models will be used to perform virtual experiments exploring mechanistic hypotheses about the interplay of biochemical signaling and mechanics leading to emergent regulation in tissue dynamics. The candidate will receive training from members of the Biocomplexity and EMBRIO Institutes and relevant collaborators in developmental and cellular biology and computational, mathematical, agent-based, and biological modeling.

Minimum Qualifications: A PhD is required by start of appointment, in biology, bioengineering, biophysics, mathematical biology or a closely related field. Commitment to and expertise in developmental biology are essential. Prior publications in agent-based modeling, especially multi-cellular or biological network modeling are required. Experience with the Python programming language and dynamical systems are helpful but not required.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus benefits.

Rank: Postdoctoral Fellow (RSP).

Appointment Type: Twelve-month full-time non-tenure track appointment, with potential to be extended annually for a maximum term of 4 years, subject to satisfactory performance and funding; The position is currently funded for five years.

Apply Online at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/11377

Special Instructions: Interested applicants should upload a letter of interest, a statement of prior research experience and professional interests, a CV, and contact information for three professional references using the application link above.

For Full Consideration Apply By: December 15, 2021.

Ideal Start Date for position: January 1, 2022.

Questions may be sent to jaglazier [at] gmail.com

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

TWO POSTDOC POSITIONS AT STANFORD

1) Postdoctoral scholar in climate mitigation and biomass-based carbon dioxide removal solutions

Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Global Ecology (DGE) at Stanford is seeking creative, collaborative postdoctoral scholars to advance our work on climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions to food, energy and water systems. Specifically, we seek a Postdoctoral Fellow interested in food-energy-water systems and climate mitigation via biomass-based carbon dioxide removal solutions. Research will be highly data-driven, through quantitative research and spatial model development.

There will be flexibility regarding scientific questions to be studied, but potential areas of focus include:

  • Quantifying global biomass-based carbon dioxide removal potential;
  • Identifying options for negative carbon emissions via biomass based carbon dioxide removal;
  • Understanding the future competition of land and water resources for food, energy, and carbon management systems;
  • Investigating how biomass-based carbon dioxide removal can adapt agriculture to climate change;
  • Exploring pathways to reach net-zero GHG emissions in water-energy-food systems.

2) Postdoctoral scholar in sustainable agriculture and climate change

Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Global Ecology (DGE) at Stanford is seeking creative, collaborative postdoctoral scholars to advance our work on climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions to food, energy and water systems. Specifically, we seek a Postdoctoral Fellow interested in sustainable food systems and adaptation of agriculture to climate change. Research will be highly data-driven, through quantitative research and spatial model development.

There will be flexibility regarding scientific questions to be studied, but potential areas of focus include:

  • Analyzing climate change impacts on agriculture and water resources;
  • Determining the response and future challenges to climate change adaptation in food systems;
  • Quantifying crop water demand under global warming and increased CO2 levels;
  • Understanding the feedbacks and impacts of extensive irrigated agriculture on water quality, climate, and soils;
  • Identifying strategies for advancing a sustainable intensification of agriculture and informing policies.

To apply and view full position descriptions please visit the numbered job title links above.

For questions related to these positions please contact Dr. Lorenzo Rosa at: lrosa [at] carnegiescience.edu

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW POSITION - KORSUNSKY LAB (BWH)

Postdoctoral fellow position in the Korsunsky Lab: Computational methods for single cell and spatial omics

The Korsunsky Lab at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School is actively looking for multiple computationally-minded postdocs with a penchant for adventure and teamwork! We use and develop computational methods to study inflamed tissue using cutting edge single-cell and spatial 'omics technologies. As a postdoc, you will be part of two exciting communities, interacting with computational scientists in the BWH division of genetics and center for data sciences and with experts in tissue inflammation in the BWH division of rheumatology, inflammation, and immunity.

Please see our website for more information: korsunskylab.org

MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER (MSK) IS RECRUITING POSTDOCS

Are you a biomedical sciences graduate student interested in pursuing postdoctoral training? Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is actively recruiting talented researchers to join us for the next phase of their career. MSK is a top-ranked cancer center that consistently produces innovative research aimed at preventing, controlling, and ultimately curing this disease. We are currently inviting graduating or recently graduated PhD students as well as postdocs seeking more experience to apply to be a part of the incredible work we do. We’d greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word about this opportunity amongst your students.

At MSK, postdoctoral trainees can expect a scientifically invigorating environment set in the heart of NYC, an exciting hub for biomedical research. Postdocs would join a vibrant community of nearly 600 others pursuing a fertile range of scientific topics, all the while developing their skills and professional potential among a diverse mix of talented colleagues.

MSK provides postdoctoral researchers with a highly competitive salary and benefits package with yearly increases; full medical, dental, and vision coverage for themselves and any eligible dependents; low-cost housing options, affordable childcare, and minimum of 12 week paid parental leave.

To learn more about the diverse laboratory specialties and to peruse currently open positions, please visit our Postdoctoral Opportunities page HERE and the SKI Career portal HERE.

POSITION AVAILABLE - SYSTEMS BIOLOGY SCIENTIST AT TAKEDA

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Systems Biology Scientist in the Gastroenterology Drug Discovery Unit in our Cambridge office.

OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE

We have an exciting opportunity for a Systems Biology Scientist to join a multi-disciplinary group that hunts for novel drug targets, elucidates molecular and cellular mechanisms of action, and evaluates the efficacy of new drug candidates.

We are looking for:

  • A creative computational biologist to join the Gastroenterology Drug Discovery Unit (GI-DDU) and play an important role in our mission to provide innovative therapies for gastrointestinal diseases including inflammatory bowel disease, liver and motility disorders.
  • The candidate will apply state-of-the-art computational approaches to analyze multi-omic and genome-wide, bulk, and single-cell readouts (scRNA-Seq, snucRNA-Seq, CyTOF), proteomics, metabolomics, and spatial datasets.
  • This person will be an integral part of the drug discovery process to deliver on our goals in the larger GI-DDU composed of a matrixed group and have wide visibility within the organization and among our academic and biotech partners.

Find the full job posting here.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW OPENING - CENTER FOR SYSTEMS BIOLOGY, HMS, MGH

Research Area: Single cell profiling of the tumor microenvironment, exosomes and cancer biology
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Investigator: Weissleder, Ralph

Description:
The lab of Ralph Weissleder in the Center for Systems Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School has a number of openings for Postdoctoral Research Fellows. The ideal candidate should have a background in microfluidics, optics (microscopy), protein/DNA diagnostics, and cell biology, with expertise in system implementation and benchwork. The Center (csb.mgh.harvard.edu) has a diverse faculty with backgrounds in engineering, chemistry, biology, physics, and medicine, and offers a lively and supportive environment in which to perform interdisciplinary science.

Responsibilities:
We seek creative thinkers who take risks in defining and addressing important problems, and who use quantitative experimental, computational and/or theoretical approaches in their work. Research fellows are encouraged to write their own grants, following the training period, to launch their independent research.

Requirements:
A PhD, MD/PhD or MD and permanent residency is required. To apply, please send your CV, a summary of your most significant research accomplishments (300 words) and the email addresses of three references to: Serena Sullivan (Sullivan.Serena [at] mgh.harvard.edu), CSB, Simches Research Center, 185 Cambridge Street, Suite 5.210, Boston, MA 02114.

RESEARCH SCIENTIST OPENING - CENTER FOR SYSTEMS BIOLOGY, HMS, MGH

Research Area: Immuno-oncology and head and neck cancer
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Investigator: Pai, Sara

Description:
The Pai Lab, in the Center for Systems Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School invites applications for a Research Scientist position. One position is available.

Responsibilities:
The Senior Research Scientist is a highly skilled scientific professional who can independently develop and execute laboratory research studies to support the laboratory’s research endeavors in head and neck immuno-oncology. The person should be proficient in handling and processing human tissue and/or blood. The person is encouraged to write their own grants to launch their independent research.

Requirements:
A PhD and/or MD required in Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related field. Three or more years of post-graduate work experience in a laboratory research, preferably within a large, academic setting. Must have proficiency in laboratory methods of molecular biology and/or immunology, and experience with LSRII, Cytof, or single cell RNASeq preferred. Animal skills for treatment, tumor measurement and imaging required. This is a 2-year position with the possibility of an extension.

Please apply to this position here.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - MGH MARTINOS CENTER

T32 postdoctoral fellowship opportunities are available for innovative research in multimodal imaging and neurodegeneration at Massachusetts General Hospital - Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.   

The trainee will pursue a targeted research project under the mentorship of world-class researchers in the Harvard research community in one or more of three key areas: 

[1] data sciences, computational biology, statistics, math/engineering/physics, radiochemistry; 

[2] biology of aging and neurodegeneration; 

[3] drug discovery and development.  

A mission of this program is to promote the development of a diverse, translational research workforce for cross-disciplinary team science relevant for Alzheimer’s disease and AD-related dementias.   

Eligibility: PhD, MD, MD/PhD and U.S. citizen or permanent resident, with rolling admission for 4 training slots.  

See https://pricelab.martinos.org/t32-adrd/ for further information including application instructions.

Please submit questions to:  Krystal Whitfield (T32 Administrative Contact) at T32ADRD [at] mgh.harvard.edu.   

DATA SCIENTIST POSITION AT PHILIPS

Job Title
Data Scientist

Job Description
If you are a Colorado resident and this role is a field-based or remote role, you may be eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Apply scientific principles to healthcare problems by analyzing complex data sets. You will create visualizations and develop models to drive data insights and scale algorithms. The data scientist will work with cutting edge cloud-based services and machine learning algorithms to modernize the way AI is deployed in healthcare. In partnership with scientists, physicians, engineers, cloud partners, and business owners you will work backwards from business objectives to drive scalable machine learning solutions and pull through the appropriate technology as needed. You will be a technical leader influencing the analyses and promoting best practices within the team. You should be passionate about working with data, relentless in focus on quality, have a solution mindset, and focused to answer key healthcare challenges.

You are responsible for

  • Delivering an innovative ML solution from beginning to end, including understanding the business need, aggregating data, exploring data, building & validating predictive models, deploying, and monitoring completed models to the organization.
  • Use AWS AI services (e.g. AWS Glue), ML platforms (SageMaker), and frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch, SparkML, scikit-learn) to aggregate data and train/deploy ML models.
  • Have a keen ability to analyze, extract, normalize, understand, and label relevant healthcare data.
  • Research and implement novel ML approaches to accelerate interoperability, knowledge extraction, enterprise search, real-time workflow orchestration, and more.
  • Work with our cloud-partners to identify modern cloud-based services that can accelerated Philips ability to aggregate date, as well as train and operationalize ML models.

You are a part of

join an innovation team focused on developing machine learning solutions for healthcare. The team is committed to developing production quality artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that turn hospitals big data into meaningful insights. You’ll be joining a world leading healthcare company that’s committed to innovation and substantiable business practices. This is your opportunity to help Philips make a global impact in healthcare and achieve our commitment towards improving the lives of 3B people by the year 2030.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Masters Degree (with research and development experience) in Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Applied Math, Operations Research, or a related field.
  • 3+ years solving business problems using Machine Learning with measurable impact.
  • Prior experience in a machine learning or data scientist role, building and deploying ML models.
  • Hands on experience developing deep learning and other machine learning models (e.g., natural language processing, computer vision, statistical learning theory, graph models).
  • Experience writing code in Python, R, Scala, Java, C++, including documentation for reproducibility.
  • Familiarity with on premise GPU clusters and/or cloud computing services (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure) for training and deploying deep learning models.
  • Experience handling terabyte size datasets, diving into data to discover hidden patterns, using data visualization tools and/or SQL.
  • Experience writing and speaking about technical concepts to business, technical, and lay audiences.
  • Solution driven mindset with demonstrated analytic and independent problem-solving skills through delivering solutions to customers, peer-reviewed publications, and conference presentations.

Preferred QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD in a highly quantitative field.
  • Experience using AWS services to aggregate data, as well as train, deploy, monitor, optimize models.
  • Demonstrable track record of dealing well with ambiguity, prioritizing needs, and delivering results in a dynamic business environment.
  • Demonstrated successful experience working in a hospital environment.
  • Knowledge of clinical workflow and healthcare operations developed through experience working in a clinical environment.
  • Experience with health care systems, data, and communication standards (PACS, EMR/EHR, RIS, IHE, HL7, DICOM, etc)
  • Familiarity in the use of controlled clinical terminologies and ontologies (UMLS, SNOMED, ICD, CPT, etc)
  • Strong ability to take ownership and work independently

In return, we offer you

The Opportunity to sharpen your talents with new challenges in our dynamic organization. As a market-driven company, we are used to listening to our customers & apply the same thinking to our employees. We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits and flexibility in a career with a positive and supportive atmosphere in which to develop your talents further.

US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa.

Company relocation benefits will not be provided for this position. Candidates need to live within the territory or within commuting distance to Cambridge, MA. 

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.

It is the policy of Philips to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

Equal Employment and Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veteran

Find more information and an application link here.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: GENOMICS MACHINE LEARNING RESEARCH SCIENTIST (BIOGEN)

Job Description
The Genome Technologies and Computational Sciences (GTCS) group at Biogen is seeking a machine learning research scientist to join in the mission of designing study and applying machine learning and deep learning techniques to omics and biomedical data. The successful candidate will work closely with computational biology experts, IT, geneticists, biologists to design and analyze various Omics studies and biomedical images (fundus images for example) from large registry data (such as UK Biobank). The scientist in this role will build and maintain integrative analysis workflows, cross-indication databases and web-based visualization tool; maintain biological knowledge base, keep the analytical results up-to-date with update of analytical tools, data bases and data sources; apply AI/ML techniques, mainly image-based applications for biomedical problems (single cell transcriptomics, spatial transcriptomics, viral variant calling, fundus images etc.); NGS support in Gene Therapy Accelerator Unit (GTxAU).

Link to job posting: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/Biogen/743999767540911-genomics-machine-learning-research-scientist

MD ANDERSON TRIUMPH POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING PROGRAM

The MD Anderson Cancer Center CPRIT Research Training Program provides fundamental, interdisciplinary, and innovative training in cancer research at MD Anderson. This program is the continuation of a highly successful and comprehensive training program supported by the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas. The program includes three tracks: the CPRIT TRIUMPH (Translational Research in Multidisciplinary Programs) post-doctoral, CPRIT Graduate Scholar, and CPRIT Summer Undergraduate Research Programs.

TRIUMPH (Translational Research in Multi-Disciplinary Program) Postdoctoral Fellowship provides training in clinical and translational research. The immediate goal of this program is to recruit talented and productive PhD students from top graduate programs to provide continued training in clinical and/or translational cancer research through didactic course work, clinical rotations, and unique, interdisciplinary mentorships. A long-term goal of this program is to produce translational scientists who can be teamed with suitable physician scientists to PI a translational research laboratory.

This is a three-year training program. First year postdoctoral fellows participate in a series of didactic clinical course work offered at the MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School (GSBS), MD Anderson Cancer Center, or the UTHealth McGovern School of Medicine and strategically matched clinical rotations, while pursuing research in a basic or translational research laboratory. Second and third year fellows are co-mentored by a basic science/translational scientist mentor and a physician/clinical scientist mentor on clinical/translational research projects. The TRIUMPH postdoc will earn a certificate upon successful completion of the program.

Eligibility requirements:

Early-Stage Post-Doctoral Fellows:

  1. PhD or MD/PhD from a top graduate program (U.S. or abroad) in any of the life or natural sciences within the last three years
  2. Dedication to pursue translational cancer research
  3. Junior post-doctoral fellows (less than one and a half years of experience) and graduate students within one year of their anticipated defense date are encouraged to apply
  4. Publications in top tier journals (must have at least one accepted or published first or co-first author paper in a journal with an impact factor >8 at the time of application)
  5. United States citizenship or permanent residency is not required. All foreign fellows must have an active visa for the duration of the fellowship

Established Post-Doctoral Fellows:

  1. PhD or MD/PhD from a top graduate program (U.S. or abroad) in any of the life or natural sciences
  2. Dedication to pursue translational cancer research
  3. Must have no more than 3 years of post-doctoral experience by the time one starts our program if accepted
  4. Has two or more first or co-first author papers in journals with an impact factor of >8. At least one publication should stem from previous post-doctoral work
  5. United States citizenship or permanent residency is not required. All foreign fellows must have an active visa for the duration of the fellowship

A Completed Application will include:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. PDF reprints of all first authored publications
  3. Three letters of recommendation (letters should be written on official letterhead and contain original signatures. They should be submitted by email from the referee's institutional/organizational email account to bmjames [at] mdanderson.org
  4. A two-page essay describing your goals and dedication toward a career in clinical and translational cancer research (single-spaced, 12 pt. Arial or Times New Roman font)

Deadline: December 31, 2021 (cycle 4, 2021)

For additional information and to view bios and testimonials from our TRIUMPH alumni and current fellows, please visit our website.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER AT THE INTERSECTION OF VIROLOGY AND FLUID PHYSICS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN DIGITAL PHENOTYPING OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STATES (MGH)

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

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

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

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

EMBARK - GLADSTONE'S PRESIDENTIAL POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAM

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

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

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

Eligibility

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

Program Details

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

MIT ALUMNI ADVISORS HUB - ADVISING OPPORTUNITY FOR MIT STUDENTS

The MIT Alumni Advisors Hub is an online platform that students can use to ask for advice when they need it—from MIT alumni around the world. Students can get advice on their job and internship search, conduct a mock interview or informational interview, explore career paths and future entrepreneurial pursuits, and navigating life at MIT.

Sign up to gain access to a community of alumni who are eager to share their advice at https://alumniadvisors.mit.edu/.

Find an advisor today!

UPCOMING MIT CAREER FAIRS

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

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

Find out more about career fairs at MIT.

MIT'S IGRAD FINANCIAL LITERACY & CAREER RESOURCES PORTAL

The OGE sponsors MIT's iGrad financial literacy portal, with resources to help with financial support.

The iGrad Financial Literacy platform (offered for free to the entire MIT community in collaboration with the MIT Federal Credit Union) is customized for MIT with videos, articles, games,  job board, searchable scholarship database, and interactive modules on a wide range of topics, including emergency-funding, credit card management, identity protection, spending smarts, etc. it is a great financial literacy tool for students and the MIT community in general.

More information can be found at oge.mit.edu/finances     

GRADUATE STUDENT CAREER EVENTS - WEBSITE & CALENDAR

For those who are looking for other resources, recordings of career related workshops and sessions for grad students available here: http://capd.mit.edu

The CAPD Event calendar can be found here. 

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)

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