Volume 23, Number 19

Professional Opportunities

HST Community Notices

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

Anti-Racism Resources for the Biomedical Research Training Community

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

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: HUMAN 2.0 SPRING 2022

Interested in Human Augmentation? Register for Human 2.0!

Human 2.0 will cover the principles underlying current and future technologies for cognitive, emotional, social, and physical augmentation. Topics include robotic exoskeletons and orthoses, limb prostheses, neural implants, social-emotional prostheses, and cognitive prostheses.

Students will learn scientific models of the human body from various fields (e.g., biomechanics, neuroscience, psychology), including their application in augmentation technology design for persons of both regular and irregular physiology. The course includes the completion of a semester-long project focused on human subjects testing with associated publication-quality paper.

Direct any questions to human2.0 [at] mit.edu.

Course Details

https://www.media.mit.edu/courses/human-2-0/    

MIT Course Number: MAS.600
Units: 0-9-0
Time: Wednesdays, 11am to 1pm
Place: E14-493
Taught by Professor Hugh Herr

SPRING COURSE - 2.781/HST.524 DESIGN OF MEDICAL DEVICES AND IMPLANTS

Graduate / Units: 3-0-9
Prereq: (Biology (GIR)Chemistry (GIR), and Physics I (GIR)) or permission of instructor
Lecture: TR11-12.30 (5-134)
Solution of clinical problems by use of implants and other medical devices. Systematic use of cell-matrix control volumes. The role of stress analysis in the design process. Anatomic fit: shape and size of implants. Selection of biomaterials. Instrumentation for surgical implantation procedures. Preclinical testing for safety and efficacy: risk/benefit ratio assessment. Evaluation of clinical performance: design of clinical trials. Project materials drawn from orthopedic devices, soft tissue implants, artificial organs, and dental implants.
I. Yannas, M. Spector

Download Course Syllabus

IAP 2022 - INTRODUCTION TO DEEP LEARNING 6.S191

MIT’s Introduction to Deep Learning (6.S191) will be running virtually this IAP (January 2022)!

This is a great opportunity for those interested in machine learning and/or in gaining practical experience implementing deep learning architectures and algorithms.

The class is a combination of content-based lectures on neural networks (basics, different architectures and their applications, new frontiers of deep learning research) and practical software labs, which will guide students through implementing these algorithms in the popular framework TensorFlow. The course will conclude with a series of guest lectures from leading researchers from Google, NVIDIA, RevAI, and Innoviz.

  • Dates: Monday January 24 - Friday January 28
  • Time: 1:00-4:00pm Eastern Time
  • Location: Online / Zoom strongly encouraged; 10-250 for (limited) in-person attendance

To register: MIT students can submit an add-drop form through WEBSIS. 

Class is open to all listeners!

Mailing list: http://eepurl.com/gQJo2D

More information: http://introtodeeplearning.com 

Contact: introtodeeplearning-staff [at] mit.edu

THE ENGINE'S BLUEPRINT PROGRAM - SEEKING APPLICANTS

The Engine, built by MIT, is now seeking applicants for the Spring 2022 cohort of our Blueprint program for aspiring entrepreneurial scientists and engineers.

The Engine Blueprint is a nonresident program for graduate students, postdocs, and research scientists to explore the commercial opportunities of their scientific breakthroughs. The program is designed to give future Tough Tech leaders a chance to learn the entrepreneurial process from those who are living it, as well as provide a platform to crystallize the commercial potential of participants’ startup concepts.

Our Spring 2022 program will be held from April 1st to April 29th.

Interested applicants can apply here by Thursday, February 17th.

The Engine is focused on building a diverse cohort, and we’d love to bring as many proto-founders to the Blueprint program as possible. In addition, we will be hosting an Introduction to Blueprint event on Thursday, January 27th.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out! More details about the Blueprint program can be found on our program website.

HST.978/15.367 HEALTHCARE VENTURES - SPRING 2022

We will be offering the 11th year of 15.367/HST.978 Healthcare Ventures starting February 1, 2022 on Tues 3-4pm and Thurs 4-6pm. This graduate course requires no prerequisites and is structured as an active learning lab to develop and test new VC-backable ventures to improve healthcare with new technologies and models of care.

This 2nd “COVID edition” of Healthcare Ventures marks a decade of innovation and start-ups with $250m+ capital raised and a $1bn+ in exits from class alumni. Given we’re mostly virtual this year, the class has been expanded to include more teams and ‘problems’ to tackle along themes of Web3/Crypto/FinTech, Telemedicine, Algorithmic care, connected medical devices, new biometrics, artificial intelligence applications, mental health, women’s health, and more hot areas of innovation across healthcare. 

WHY: This course is loaded with entrepreneurial classmates and speakers actively innovating worldwide across healthcare amid the tectonic shifts and digital transformation of medical care. We have found over the years that our class is an antidote to the epidemic of burnout afflicting healthcare professionals, and we intend for the class to unleash new energies from these experienced clinicians who want to be a part of the future of medical innovation.

WHO: The class usually consists of 50+ physicians, nurses, PhDs, MBAs, MPHs and executives from healthcare institutions working in teams, guided by the 6 faculty and many mentors and class alumni. Outside speakers this year include CEOs of leading healthcare companies, venture capital investors at some of the largest funds, founders of digital health companies and alumni of the class who return to share their adventures. 

WHEN: Tuesdays 3-4pm ET and Thursdays 4-6pm ET via Zoom and Slack with some in person classes TBD on campus at MIT’s new InnovationHQ.

HOW: Classes and teamwork will take place on Zoom/Slack, allowing working healthcare professionals and executives to easily attend class and actively contribute to teams. We plan to hold a few in-person classes on MIT campus if COVID precautions allow. Students registered through MIT, HMS or cross registered with their university get 12 credits and we also allow a limited number of outsiders to take the class without cost or formal registration. Teams will form around problems and dive into user segments, business models, minimum viable products and develop business plans and pitches to leading VCs and healthcare executives.

DETAILED SYLLABUS, COURSE INFO and FAQ  https://linq.mit.edu/healthcareventures

INTERESTED STUDENTS SHOULD APPLY HERE https://airtable.com/shrQr9KBAAsK4tcS8 and direct questions to faculty director Zen Chu (zenven [at] mit.edu) and TA Kelsey Stone (kelstone [at] mit.edu).

In our first class, on February 1, 3-4pm ET, you will have a chance to learn more about the class, ask questions and decide whether to join.  Come ready to meet to your classmates or even pitch a problem.  

FALL 2022 - 4-DAY CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION COURSE ON CRITICAL ISSUES IN TUMOR MICROENVIRONMENT: ANGIOGENESIS, METASTASIS AND IMMUNOLOGY

The 37th annual offering of our annual 4-day continuing medical education course on “Critical Issues in Tumor Microenvironment: Angiogenesis, Metastasis and Immunology”is scheduled for October 24-27, 2022. Because of COVID-19, our course will be offered online this year.

We are very fortunate to have a stellar faculty again this year: https://steelelabs.mgh.harvard.edu/tumorcourse

Register for the course, "Critical Issues in Tumor Microenvironment: Angiogenesis, Metastasis and Immunology", directed by Ludwig Harvard’s Rakesh Jain taking place from October 24-27, 2022. Contact Ms. Elizabeth Garzon EGARZON [at] mgh.harvard.edu for more information.

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.

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

INNOVATORS IN THERAPEUTICS SPEAKER SERIES WITH VAS NARASIMHAN

Please join us for the Innovators in Therapeutics Speaker Series, a guest lecture series for students and trainees in academia interested in learning about the challenges and successes of bringing novel drugs and devices to market.

Dr. Vas Narasimhan will discuss his background as a therapeutics developer and physician-scientist, his focus on the next generation of technology in medicine, and other topics of interest. Students and trainees are invited to come with questions and engage directly with the speaker.

Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Q&A with Dr. Narasimhan, moderated by CRS leadership
  • Discussion with students and trainees

About Our Guest
Vas Narasimhan, MD, has been Chief Executive Officer of Novartis, one of the world’s largest medicines producers, since 2018. During his career at Novartis, Dr. Narasimhan has overseen the licensure of over 30 novel medicines, including cell and gene therapies and vaccines.

Dr. Narasimhan is one of the youngest CEOs leading a Fortune 500 company. He set a vision to transform Novartis into a focused medicines company powered by advanced therapy platforms and data science, and Novartis has completed $90 billion in transactions since he became CEO. Under his leadership, Novartis has also embarked on an ambitious digital transformation and a journey to foster an inspired, curious, and unbossed culture to drive performance.

Dr. Narasimhan is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and serves on the board of African Parks, a nonprofit conservation organization. He has been recognized as one of the Top Global Influencers on LinkedIn, where he shares his personal journey to reimagine leadership.

NANO EXPLORATIONS WEBINAR

3D printing glass with metastable silicates

Devon Beck, Assistant Staff
Advanced Materials and Microsystems Group
MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Additive manufacturing of glass allows the fabrication of complex structures and geometries that traditional approaches cannot achieve. However, current strategies for 3D printing glass require thermal processes over 1000 °C to produce functional parts. We describe the development of low temperature process to 3D print glass and multimaterial composite glasses based on metastable silicate chemistry. The direct-write deposition process occurs at room temperature and the curing process only requires 250°C to achieve a stable glass structure. The properties of the printed glass can further be tailored in a plug-and-play fashion by introducing functional filler materials such as conductive particles. This straight-forward strategy will enable the fabrication of a wide variety of microfluidic, electronic, and radio frequency devices with higher thermal stability without the need for extensive thermal processing.

Attendees can join and participate in the series via Zoom. 

See our upcoming schedule and watch past talks.

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

Todd Golub, MD; Director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

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

8VC 2022 SPRING BIO-IT FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION OPEN

8VC is now accepting applications for the 2022 Spring Bio-IT Fellowship. Apply here!

The 8VC Bio-IT Fellowship is a remote, 3-month paid program for graduate students to work closely with the investment team at 8VC to identify new investment and company creation opportunities. Fellows will have the opportunity to learn various aspects of biotech and venture, build an investment thesis in an emerging area of science, and meet with entrepreneurs, academic professors and industry scientists, and VCs within the 8VC network. You can read about our recap of the inaugural fellowship here.

8VC is a leading technology and life sciences investment firm betting on visionary teams and backing industry-transforming companies. With over $5bn assets under management, we are committed to both investing and building innovative biotech companies across therapeutics, diagnostics, and infrastructure.

I AM A LEADER VIRTUAL DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

SOLE and SPXCE are proud to present the 2nd annual virtual I am a LEADer Conference (LEAD - Learning Equity And Diversity) diversity leadership conference. Last year we had 161 students participate and gave out 30+ LEADer badges to students who completed at least 8 of the 21 workshops over the last 2 weeks of IAP. This leadership conference is open to all current MIT undergraduate and graduate students. Over 50 students have RSVP’d so far and there’s still time to sign up.

If you have any questions you can email the planning committee at: iamaleader [at] mit.edu

A*STAR'S SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE AWARD (SINGA) WEBINAR

Are you and your peers ready to conquer your PhD? What about pursuing your studies in world-class research facilities with renowned researches in Singapore?

A*STAR is inviting international students to tune in to our webinar where we share the research landscape in Singapore and SINGA awardee’s experiences while doing research in Singapore. Be the first to hear about the exciting areas that A*STAR is embarking in the area of Science and Engineering.

Take your aspirations to global heights and expand your network among a pool of diverse community of research scientists at the state-of-the-art institutes in Singapore today. Join us for our webinar on 24th Jan 2022!

Register now at https://bit.ly/SINGA24Jan

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

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.

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.

Program Information // 2022 GEC Application 

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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.

Available positions are listed at the current Fellow positions page.

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.

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!

Instagram @mitgradstudents

Facebook @MIT Grad Link

Twitter @mitgradstudents

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.

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

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

MIT INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK MAILING LIST

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

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

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

Stay safe and take care everyone!​

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

ASK MIT. GET ANSWERS.

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

MITAC OPPORTUNITIES

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.

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Professional Opportunities

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE POSITION AVAILABLE - WEISS LAB, MIT SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY CENTER

Job Title:  Postdoctoral Associate, Yeast Synthetic Biology (MIT Job #20497)

Employer Name:  MIT Synthetic Biology Center in the Department of Biological Engineering

Job Location: MIT Campus, Cambridge MA, 02139

Minimum Qualifications:  REQUIRED: PhD in biological sciences, computer science, engineering, physics, math, or related field; experience in at least one of the following--yeast cell culture, large scale DNA assembly and characterization, genetic recombination technology, next-generation sequencing, computational methods and tools for analysis, and statistics; biological experience in molecular biology, protein engineering, immunology, and/or cell biology; ability to prioritize, perform multiple tasks, and execute detailed technical protocols meticulously; strong organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and documentation skills; and ability to collaborate and on individual projects in a dynamic, multidisciplinary, team-oriented setting.  MIT Job #20497

Description:  The Weiss Lab at the MIT Synthetic Biology Center is looking for a POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE to join an interdisciplinary academic research lab that seeks to create integrated biological systems capable of autonomously performing useful tasks and to elucidate the design principles underlying the engineering of complex cellular and tissue phenotypes. Will pursue research in the area of yeast synthetic biology, bioreactor design, genetic circuit design, and assay of metabolic products; and work with a team with researchers, a principal investigator, and lab manager on metabolic engineering of yeast, including implementation of genetic circuits that sense cell state and implement feedback control (e.g., analog and digital logic functions) that result in precision control of transgenic metabolic products in one or more yeast strains. Responsibilities include designing genetic circuits (e.g., molecular cloning, yeast cell culture, DNA transfection); optimizing bioreactor conditions; designing assays; collecting data using state-of-the art analytical techniques, including mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, RT-qPCR, next-generation sequencing, and other analytic technologies; data analysis; communicating results--verbally and in writing--to team members; drafting IP disclosures; making presentations to the scientific community through talks and publications; and other tasks as needed. 

Find further Information/Application here.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW OPPORTUNITIES – JAIN LAB - MGH

The JAIN LAB (https://steelelabs.mgh.harvard.edu/rakesh_jain/pi_bio) in the STEELE LABORATORIES OF TUMOR BIOLOGY (https://steelelabs.mgh.harvard.edu) at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions. Multiple positions are available in tumor microenvironment, vascular biology, matrix biology, immunology, molecular/cellular biology, intravital microscopy and biomedical engineering. Ideal candidates should have a strong academic background, peer-reviewed publications, strong English language proficiency and writing skills. Candidates with a strong background in single-cell-sequencing, bioinformatics, Python, and R statistical computing are also encouraged to apply.

The Steele Labs have a diverse faculty and offer a lively and supportive environment in which to perform cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. Our research goals are (i) to understand how the abnormal tumor microenvironment confers resistance to various cancer treatments (e.g., molecular therapeutics, nanotherapeutics, radiation and immunotherapy), (ii) to develop and test new strategies to overcome this resistance, and (iii) to translate these strategies from bench to bedside through multi-disciplinary clinical trials. This tight integration between bench and bedside and application of engineering/physical science principles to oncology is a hallmark of our research.

Responsibilities: We seek creative thinkers who take risks in defining and addressing important problems, and who use quantitative molecular, genetic, cellular, and computational approaches in their work. Research fellows are encouraged to apply for post-doctoral fellowships and to write their own transition grants to launch their independent research careers following their training period. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience with additional funding for conferences and training seminars.

Requirements: A PhD or MD/PhD is required. To apply, please send your CV, a career statement, a summary of your most significant research accomplishments (300 words) and the contact information of three references to: Steele Labs Recruiting jobs [at] steele.mgh.harvard.edu.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN TISSUE ENGINEERING - HMS

Postdoctoral research fellowship to engineer living blood vessels that evade both the adaptive and innate immune mechanisms of immune rejection. In the process, continuous and scalable bioprinting processes will be utilized to generate engineered extracellular matrices for blood vessel fabrication. The biomechanical and biological responses of engineered blood vessel equivalents will be investigated in vitro and in vivo along with host innate and adaptive immune responses and blood vessel remodeling. PhD in biomedical engineering or related discipline required. Experience in molecular or cell biology and immunology is desirable.

Submit CV and the names of three references to echaikof [at] bidmc.harvard.edu.

Responsibilities

  • Initiates and directs the design, fabrication, and characterization of engineered living blood vessels for bypass surgery or for disease modeling.
  • Facilitates the development of scalable microfluidic bioprinting processes for blood vessel fabrication by interacting with other engineers. Monitors and evaluates completion of tasks and projects
  • Facilitates the design of genome edited vascular wall cells by interacting with genetic engineers and immunologists. Monitors and evaluates completion of tasks and projects. 

Requirements

  • Requires a PhD in biomedical engineering or related discipline.
  • The candidate is expected to closely interact with members of a multidisciplinary team to efficiently pursue novel strategies that support the design of engineered tissues.   
  • Must be an energetic, out-of-box thinker with positive attitude. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required, as is the desire and ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Expert knowledge of scientific principles and concepts. Demonstrated success as exemplified by peer-reviewed publications, scientific creativity, and independent thought. 

Interested candidates should contact:
Elliot L. Chaikof, MD, PhD, Johnson and Johnson Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, echaikof [at] bidmc.harvard.edu ()

Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (hst.mit.edu/faculty-research/faculty/chaikof-elliot)
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering (wyss.harvard.edu/team/associate-faculty/elliot-chaikof)
Harvard Stem Cell Institute (hsci.harvard.edu/people/elliot-chaikof-md-phd)
Longwood Harvard Digestive Diseases Center (HDDC)

The Chaikof lab is located in the Center for Life Sciences Building in the Longwood medical area, directly adjacent to Harvard Medical School. CLS 11090, 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02115

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE - HMS

Postdoctoral research fellowship to study the role of the immune system and epithelial repair in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The candidate is expected to closely interact with an interdisciplinary team of biomedical engineers, GI pathologists, and medicinal chemists to support a drug discovery program. The project will focus on the evaluation of modulators of mucosal immunity and intestinal epithelial repair and regeneration processes using animal models of colitis, gut barrier injury, and gut organoid assay systems (see Science Advances 2020; 6:eaay8230). PhD in molecular or cell biology, immunology or related discipline required. 

Submit CV and the names of three references to echaikof [at] bidmc.harvard.edu.

Responsibilities

  • Integrate knowledge from molecular and cell biology and immunology to determine the contributions of gut barrier dysfunction in inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Initiate and direct experiments that utilize murine models of colitis and other models of gut barrier injury.
  • Apply a variety of in vitro tools, including intestinal organoid assays and conduct molecular and cellular bioassays, flow cytometry, as well as immunohistochemical studies to characterize the mechanism of action of lead compounds.

Requirements

  • Requires a PhD in molecular or cell biology, immunology, biomedical engineering or related discipline.
  • Collaborate with members of a multidisciplinary team to efficiently pursue novel strategies that support the discovery of immune modulators for tissue repair and regeneration. 
  • Experience in cell and molecular biology, flow cytometry, other complex bioassays, as well as in vivo studies using mouse models. 
  • Must be an energetic, out-of-box thinker with positive attitude. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required, as is the desire and ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Expert knowledge of scientific principles and concepts. Demonstrated success as exemplified by peer-reviewed publications, scientific creativity, and independent thought.   

Interested candidates should contact:
Elliot L. Chaikof, MD, PhD, Johnson and Johnson Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, echaikof [at] bidmc.harvard.edu ()

Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (hst.mit.edu/faculty-research/faculty/chaikof-elliot)
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering (wyss.harvard.edu/team/associate-faculty/elliot-chaikof)
Harvard Stem Cell Institute (hsci.harvard.edu/people/elliot-chaikof-md-phd)
Longwood Harvard Digestive Diseases Center (HDDC)

The Chaikof lab is located in the Center for Life Sciences Building in the Longwood medical area, directly adjacent to Harvard Medical School. CLS 11090, 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02115

POSTDOC OPENINGS - CAROLINA CANCER NANOTECHNOLOGY T32 TRAINING PROGRAM

The Carolina Cancer Nanotechnology Training Program is an NIH funded 24-36-month mentored training program offered at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a focus area of research on cancer nanotechnology.

Join an elite group of scientists and innovators using multidisciplinary concepts and skills to improve cancer diagnosis and therapy based on tools and discoveries made in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

All applicants must be either US citizens or permanent residents.

Strong emphasis on cancer biology and clinical medicine in addition to nanotechnology. Program focus areas include: drug delivery, polymers, chemo- and immunotherapy, RNA vaccines, computational chemistry, PK/PD, and translational research. Curriculum of seminars and workshops developed to broaden understanding of all areas of cancer nanotechnology. Physical and material scientists, pharmaceutical scientists, biomedical engineers, and clinician scientists all strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply Here

Educational Requirements: 
Trainee will have completed highly relevant doctoral training in medical, pharmacy, chemistry, biomedical sciences, or related area and was awarded PhD, MD or MD/PhD.

Please refer to the program website for additional details, and share with anyone you know who may be interested. Any questions or inquiries can be directed to Amy Fry at amy_fry [at] unc.edu.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW POSITION - GARRIS LAB - MGH CENTER FOR SYSTEMS BIOLOGY

Description:
The Garris Lab in the Center for Systems Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School is looking for curious and driven postdoctoral research fellows who want to investigate the biology of dendritic cells in cancer growth and response to therapy. Ideal candidates should have a background in immunology research or cancer biology, with expertise in cell culture, flow cytometry, and in vivo mouse models.

Responsibilities:
Postdoctoral fellows will design and execute laboratory research in support of the lab’s mission to investigate immune mechanisms of tumor rejection. Creative thinkers who are willing to take risks and define important unmet problems in cancer research are encouraged to apply. Candidates will receive a high degree of hands on mentoring, and will be encouraged to apply for their own grants with the eventual goal of the fellow launching their independent research career.

Requirements:
A PhD, MD, or MD/PhD is required, with experience in immunology or cancer biology. This position is full time. To apply, please send your CV, a short summary of your prior research accomplishments, and your list of career goals to Christopher Garris at positions [at] garrislab.com

Please apply to this position here.

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING IN INFORMATICS, GENOMICS, MACHINE LEARNING, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, AND BIOMEDICAL DATA SCIENCE - BCH/HMS

The Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP) at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) hosts a training program for postdoctoral fellows to be trained in Informatics, Genomics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Biomedical Data Science. The program is funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institute of Health (T32HD040128-16) and is open to US citizens and permanent residents.

CHIP, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a collaborating program of the Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics, is recruiting postdoctoral fellows. Founded in 1994, CHIP is a multidisciplinary applied research and education program. Biomedical informatics has become a major theme and methodology for biomedical science, health care delivery, and population health, involving high-dimensional modeling and understanding of patients from the molecular to the population levels. We design information infrastructure for medical decision making, diagnosis, care redesign, public health management, and re-imagined clinical trials. The field is inherently interdisciplinary, drawing on traditional biomedical disciplines, the science and technology of computing, data science, biostatistics, epidemiology, decision theory, omics, implementation science, and health care policy and management. Our faculty are trained in medicine, data science, computer science, mathematics and epidemiology. Our faculty are world-leading experts who have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, ABC News, CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, Forbes, Financial Times, NBC News, GQ Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Politico, BBC News and more.

We seek outstanding candidates passionate about advancing the ability to acquire and then reason over an entire spectrum of data types ranging from molecular and genomic to clinical, epidemiological, environmental and social. Focus areas may include, but are not limited to, research applications of machine learning/AI including COVID-19, medical applications of machine learning/AI including clinical decision support and predictive medicine, genomic and precision medicine, population health, health IT architectures and standards (e.g. SMART on FHIR apps and infrastructure), re-imagined clinical trials, real-world evidence, data visualization, and integrative omics. Candidates should have strong quantitative backgrounds.

Program Structure
Fellows in the training program work toward independence in two interrelated phases:

  1. Mentored research project: fellows will be mentored by a faculty member of choice and will select a research topic.
  2. Formal course work: fellows may have the option of formal coursework. The Program Director and faculty mentor work with the fellow to the tailor the curriculum based on the skills required for the fellow’s research project and long-term objectives. Often, this can lead to coursework at the Harvard Department of Biomedical Informatics or the Harvard School of Public Health. Many projects have an emphasis on pediatric emergency and acute care.

Admissions
Applications are open and admissions are available on a rolling basis.

Eligibility
Citizens or permanent residents of the United States enrolled in a research doctoral, research postdoctoral, clinical doctoral, or clinical postdoctoral are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to candidates, who have, or are seeking, board certification in pediatric emergency medicine, or who have research interests that are aligned with CHIP’s core research areas.

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. Women and underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Click here to ask questions. To apply, send a CV, cover letter, personal statement and three letters of reference to megan.rollins [at] childrens.harvard.edu.

BCH offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a flexible schedule, affordable health, vision, and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.

BCH is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 or you may apply here.

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.

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 MICROBIOME CLUB CAREER SEMINAR WITH DR. ERICKA ANDERSON

  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022
  • 12pm ET (Zoom)
  • RSVP here

Want to learn more about non-research careers in academia? Come hear MIT alum Dr. Ericka Anderson discuss her career path from PhD student at the Whitehead Institute to Managing Director of UCSD's CHARM (Collaborative to Halt Antibiotic-Resistant Microbes).

Bio: Dr. Anderson is the Managing Director of CHARM, the Collaborative to Halt Antibiotic-Resistant Microbes, at UC San Diego. Dr. Anderson received her B.S. in Biology at Carnegie Mellon University, graduating with Research and University Honors. She completed her PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Developmental Genetics with Dr. David Page, and completed postdoctoral training in Microbiology and Immunology at UC San Diego Medical School with Dr. Victor Nizet. Dr. Anderson then worked as a Life Cycle Management Team Leader and Microbiology Technical Lead at Human Longevity, Inc. supervising key microbiome and high-throughput sequencing programs. She spearheads CHARM interdisciplinary research efforts, public communication, social media, public outreach, budgeting and financials, seminars, colloquiums and research in progress events, and developing a formal curriculum for Masters’ courses through the Vice Chancellors’ Strategic Academic Program Development initiative. Dr. Anderson received the MIT Presidential-Levanthal Fellowship, UNCF-Merck Science Fellowship (Undergraduate and Postdoctoral), and the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science Fellowship.

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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