Volume 23, Number 27

Professional Opportunities

HST Community Notices

SPECIAL PROGRAM TO CELEBRATE PATTY CUNNINGHAM'S RETIREMENT

Please join us on Monday, March 28th at 5pm via Zoom (link will be shared next week) for a special program to celebrate Patty Cunningham’s retirement. We’ll look back at her decades of service to the community with tributes from HST faculty, students and staff, plus remarks by Patty. 

In addition to the live virtual event, please help make this celebration special by:

  • Contributing to Patty’s memory book. Submit your recollections, photos and well wishes here.
    The final version will be presented to Patty in both digital slideshow and printed book form.
  • Taking a virtual ‘photo with Patty.’ Download one of these virtual backgrounds, then submit your photo to the memory book and/or use it as your virtual background during the March 28 event.

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

Racism and Health Care in the US

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

GRADUATE WORKSHOP IN TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP

Our next workshop is Decision Making Processes in Engineering Project with Bryan Moser.

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022
  • 5-7pm
  • 32-144

This workshop will place participants in a fictional scenario where they will be tasked with development decisions common in the mid-cycle
stages of new product R&D projects. You will be part of multidisciplinary team challenged to develop a verification and validation plan. Teams will engage in dialogue around subsystem testing as well collective dialogue on total integration testing. Your job is to figure out how to work within a
limited budget. We'll discuss how the team approaches V&V planning and how that effects performance.

Please register here for this workshop.

You will need to attend the entire session to earn credit towards the certificate. These workshops will be limited to 50 students and you must be registered in advanced to attend.  Click here for more information on our certificate and our program.

MEDICAL DEVICE DEVELOPMENT COURSE (TRANSCEND) THROUGH HARVARD CATALYST

Do you have a class II or class III medical device that you’re trying to get to market?

Join Harvard Catalyst, Harvard University’s Clinical & Translational Science Center, for TRANSforming Care with Emerging, Novel Devices (TRANSCEND), a hybrid course exploring the current climate for medical device development.

This course, led by medtech leaders and innovators, begins April 2022 with a four-week virtual session in preparation for three days of live in-person workshops on May 16-18, 2022 at Babson Executive Conference Center at Babson College, MA. TRANSCEND culminates in a pitch competition where participants have the opportunity to earn services, consultation, and educational offerings valued at over $15,000.

Our team has developed a COVID-19 FAQ to ensure the safety of our participants & presenters. For more information about the presenters, pitch competition, venue, & more, go to bit.ly/transcendHC.

Apply Here by March 30.

Fee: Harvard affiliates: $3,000, Non-Harvard affiliates: $4,000

*This course includes a 3-day, 2-night stay at Babson Executive Conference Center. All meals will be covered during the course. Transportation to and from the venue will be the responsibility of the participants.

MIT DHIVE (DIVE INTO HEALTHCARE INNOVATION & VENTURE EXPLORATION PROGRAM) SUMMER 2022

MIT Dive into Healthcare Innovation and Venture Exploration Program (DHIVE) [pronounced “dive”]

A Deep Dive into Healthcare Entrepreneurship

8-week Summer Internship Program June 6 – July 29, 2022

Applications are open now and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply now!

MIT Sandbox is launching another exciting program focused on healthcare entrepreneurship! MIT DHIVE Summer 2022  invites undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in healthcare entrepreneurship to apply for an 8-week (6/6-7/29) sponsored internship program: 

  • Learn more about the needs and challenges of urgent health issues from the experts in the field
  • Engage in ideation and team formation activities
  • Transform ideas into viable solutions

DHIVE summer 2022 healthcare tracks: 

  • Down Syndrome and Similar Disabilities enhance the lives of people with Down Syndrome and different intellectual abilities or challenges; offered in partnership with the MIT Deshpande Center
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) - empower patients and transform the approach to the maintenance of chronic diseases; offered in partnership with the MIT Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics
  • Long Covid and Lyme Disease – develop novel methods and technologies to address the range of issues caused by chronic infectious diseases
  • Catalyst Health-Tech Innovation – collaborate with Catalyst innovation teams to advance entrepreneurial health-tech projects, and engage with a diverse, international network of health care and technology leaders; a partnership with the MIT linQ Catalyst program.

Program highlights:

  • 8-week program June 6 - July 29
  • Participation options:

    Paid Internship:
    Degree-seeking MIT graduate and undergraduate students from any department who can commit at least 20 hours/week. 
    MIT graduate students on RAship who can devote 10 hours per week.

    Unpaid Internship: 
    Anyone interested in biomedical innovation who is able to devote at least 10 hours per week. We welcome post-docs, non-MIT students, and non-students

    Educational talks focused on the challenges and unmet needs related to the DHIVE track Entrepreneurship-focused workshops and mentorship

    Opportunity to continue in MIT Sandbox in the Fall.

Want to learn more?

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 specialists 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 scheduler to make in-person and virtual 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

GORDON-MIT ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (GEL) & UNDERGRADUATE PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM TECH TALK

The Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program (GEL) and Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program (UPOP) are pleased to invite you to…

An Insider’s View of the Apocalypse: Lessons from failures of leadership and teamwork

  • Thursday, March 31, 2022
  • 6:30pm (refreshments) | 7-8pm Talk
  • Room 35-225
  • RSVP HERE!

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Steve Projan ‘74 is a consultant and scientific advisor to the biopharmaceutical industry primarily focusing in infectious disease research. Dr. Projan was the Head of Infectious Diseases & Vaccines Innovative Medicines unit (iMED) at MedImmune, leading a cross-functional team dedicated to the therapeutic area strategy, prioritization and advancement of the company’s infectious disease and vaccine portfolio. Dr. Projan joined MedImmune in 2010 as senior vice president of research and development and head of the Infectious Diseases & Vaccines iMED. Prior to joining MedImmune, Dr. Projan served as vice president and global head of Infectious Diseases at Novartis. He previously spent 15 years at Wyeth in roles of increasing responsibility with his last post as vice president and head of Biological Technologies. Prior to Dr. Projan’s work in the industry, he spent 14 years at the Public Health Research Institute and presently has over 120 publications to his credit.

Dr. Projan received a bachelor of science from MIT, masters of arts and philosophy in biological sciences, and a doctorate in molecular genetics from Columbia University.

This talk is being co-sponsored by the Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program (GEL) and the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program (UPOP).

KOCH INSTITUTE WITH/IN/SIGHT EVENT

The Koch Institute Covid Research Event: SOLUTIONS with/in/sight: How Are Cancer Researchers Fighting COVID-19? (Part III)

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022
  • 5:30-6:30pm ET

Luria Auditorium, Koch Institute and live-streamed on Zoom

Register to attend in person*: Eventbrite
Register to attend virtually: Zoom

*All in-person attendees must abide by current safety protocols.

The third in a series of COVID-specific with/in/sight events, this evening program will present updates from three projects begun in spring 2020. Find out how MIT faculty and clinical investigators are addressing urgent and pressing needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

FEATURED PRESENTERS

Angela Belcher, PhD
James Mason Crafts Professor and Head of the Department of Biological Engineering
Novel materials for PPE

Hojun Li, MD, PhD
Charles W. (1955) and Jennifer C. Johnson Clinical Investigator
On-demand protective immunity testing

Michael B. Yaffe, MD, PhD
David H. Koch Professor of Science; Intensive Care Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Overcoming respiratory distress

Moderated by Jane Wilkinson
Executive Director, Koch Institute

Questions? Contact Becca Hoff at kievents [at] mit.edu or (617) 324-7794

MIT HACKING MEDICINE - GRAND HACK

What is MIT Grand Hack?

Want to change healthcare? Don’t know where to start, or looking for teammates?
Tackle healthcare’s toughest pain points alongside healthcare professionals, designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs. Participants of any background with a passion for healthcare are welcome!  With 400+ participants and multiple healthcare tracks, there’s a challenge for everyone.

Where is MIT Grand Hack?
MIT Hacking Medicine is excited to bring you the 2022 MIT Grand Hack on April 15-17th, in Cambridge, MA.

How Can I Participate?
Apply here (http://grandhack.mit.edu/participant-application/) and forward to your friends & colleagues! Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, so apply now!

Wait, What Even is a Hackathon?
Never been to a healthcare hackathon? Check out this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvPPqz0iZzc) to learn more!

Learn more about MIT Hacking Medicine and our healthcare specific hackathon model with this video! ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgrKyhNvqK0

More details and FAQ at: http://grandhack.mit.edu/  

Questions: grandhack [at] mit.edu

Follow us! #GrandHack22 #GrandHack

CITADEL SECURITIES SPRING 2022 EVENTS ANNOUNCEMENT - BOSTON REGIONAL DATATHON

This spring, we’re inviting you to compete in the Boston Regional Datathon. This is a great learning opportunity for those who are interested in coding/data science and want to showcase their skills in a team based setting.

Apply NOW, and win a chance at $15k & recruiting opportunities at Citadel! 

Find more event details below, and feel free to email me at yusra [at] correlationone.com if you have any questions. We look forward to reviewing your application!

Boston Regional Datathon (in-person)

  • When:   Saturday, April 9, 2022
  • Where:  Boston, MA (Location TBD)
  • Prizes:  $15,000 + Exclusive recruiting opportunities with Citadel LLC and Citadel Securities 
  • Who:     Undergraduates, graduates, PhD, and post-doc researchers

Datathons are world premier data science competitions, bringing students to work on challenging problems with real-world data in a team-based setting.

Here's the link to sign up!

NATIONAL STUDENT RESEARCH FORUM (NSRF)

On behalf of the University of Texas Medical Branch, we invite you to present your research at the 63rd annual National Student Research Forum (NSRF). The NSRF is an entirely student-organized conference designed to provide an opportunity for students in schools of medicine and graduate studies to present their research in areas of biomedical science, medical humanities, and public health. The forum provides an opportunity for budding researchers to share findings with their peers as well as established clinicians and scientists. Exemplary presentations and posters will receive awards and be recognized during our closing ceremony.

The 63rd annual National Student Research Forum will be held on May 14, 2022 at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. We encourage all interested students to submit an abstract for review by April 30, 2022. The conference is currently in-person, but COVID may disrupt those plans. As such, we have also planned a back-up virtual meeting, and we strongly suggest all participants buy travel insurance for this event.

Please visit our website (www.utmb.edu/NSRF) for the application and event details. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you and learning about your research in May!

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

  • Landmark Ideas Series: Dr. Vinay Prasad Title TBD
    Speaker: Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH, American Hematologist-Oncologist and Health Researcher, Associate Professor at the University of California, San Francisco
    Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM
    Talk details will be forthcoming.

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

SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH BD - GLOBAL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

This information was submitted by Dr. Martha Gray, on behalf of Joseph (Joe) Smith, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at BD.
Joe is a MEMP alum.

Sharing the BD Way with the next generation of Engineers and Scientists

Calling all bachelors, Masters and PhD engineering students! Our search for the 2022 class of Franklin Lakes R&D interns is in full swing – and we still have several positions open to fill! We are looking for passionate and talented candidates to apply.

The following opportunities are available:

You can also choose to share this through your networks using the direct job posting links on our BD Careers website here:

If you have any questions, please contact emily.sipe [at] bd.com (Emily Sipe) or Scott.Wentzell [at] bd.com (Scott Wentzell).

RECRUITING SUBJECTS FOR SKIN MICROBIOME STUDY

Interested in participating in a research study on the skin microbiome?

The research group of Tami Lieberman, PhD, from the Institute for Medical Engineering & Sciences and Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is currently recruiting healthy subjects for the study of the skin microbiome.

Purpose
Bacterial cells outnumber human cells in and on the human body by a factor of 10 to 1. Bacteria live in many locations on our body, including our skin. The skin microbiome is important for human health, yet much remains unknown about how its composition varies between individuals or even on the same person over time. Here, we will identify and characterize the microbial residents that live on human skin.

Study Procedures
Participants’ skin microbiome will be sampled by the research team or via self-collection with the use of swabs. Sampling may occur once or at regular intervals.

Risks & Potential Discomfort
Skin sampling may cause temporary irritation or redness at the sites of sampling.  

If you are interested, please complete this screening survey to determine your eligibility.
If you have any questions about the study, please contact us at tlevko [at] mit.edu

MIT DELTA V SUMMER STARTUP ACCELERATOR

The MIT delta v accelerator is the capstone entrepreneurial experience for students at MIT. From June to early September, teams have dedicated space in the co-working environment of the Martin Trust Center on the MIT campus. Teams will define and refine their target market, conduct primary market research, and build knowledge about their customers and users. They will run experiments to validate or invalidate their key hypotheses with potential customers. They will be building and nurturing their founding team. They will make progress on the mechanics of starting their venture. Teams receive up to $20,000 in grant funding and learn from an expert board of advisors.

Interested? Learn more at deltav.mit.edu and direct questions to deltavstaff [at] mit.edu. Applications close March 31st.

ASIAN UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN (AUW), BANGLADESH - SEEKING SUMMER SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS

Greetings from Asian University for Women (AUW) in Bangladesh!

We are seeking instructors for our 2022 Summer School Math and Science Program. We need instructors to teach math, physics, chemistry, biology or their applications. Prior experience of teaching in a secondary or post-secondary institution would be preferable, but is not required. Graduate students and postdocs besides faculty are welcome to apply. Remote guest lecturers are also welcome. 

The duration is from July 17th - August 18th, 2022. As an instructor, you would need to commit to the entire 2/4 week duration. The purpose is to provide beginning college-level classes that also include a session on academic and career paths in the field. Each program will have about 40 students from grades 10 – 12. The expenses of traveling to Chittagong will be covered and include a return air ticket, accommodation, subsidized food, and transportation to campus. AUW will provide an honorarium of $1000 to the instructors. In the event that COVID does not allow face-to-face interaction, the Summer School will transition to an online format where possible.

The Asian University for Women also has openings for full-time faculty positions for our undergraduate programs.

If interested, please send an email to mary.chandy [at] auw.edu.bd. We are happy to answer any questions that you have.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: SOCIETY FOR INDUSTRIAL AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS (SIAM)

SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) is back this semester, and we are looking for student speakers. If you are interested in giving a 30-60 minute student seminar this spring semester, please email MIT SIAM (siam-exec [at] mit.edu) an abstract, dates and available times. Anything related to applied math, modeling, or computation is welcome!

About MIT SIAM
The MIT SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) student chapter is devoted to cross-pollinating ideas in applied mathematics and computational engineering between students and researchers at MIT that wouldn’t otherwise collaborate.

To get notifications about future seminars, workshops, and events, subscribe to our mailing list here.

MIT RISE AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

Nominations for the MIT RISE (Recognizing Individuals Supporting Equity) awards (a chance to celebrate MIT faculty, staff and students) are now open! These awards recognize individuals and groups supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice efforts, across MIT. MIT community members nominate peers and colleagues for these awards. If there’s someone who has made a difference in your time here, now is the time to nominate so that they get the recognition they deserve.

More information about the RISE awards can be found here: https://studentlife.mit.edu/omp/signature-programs-and-events/rise-awards and the nomination form is available HERE: bit.ly/mitrise22.

Self-nominations are accepted too!

The deadline to submit a nomination is Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

MIT MICROBIOME CLUB INDUSTRY MENTORSHIP PROGRAM - SPRING 2022

We are actively recruiting mentees to be mentored and advised by mentors of our Spring 2022 Class, who hold a diversity of positions (scientists, founders, directors) across a breadth of industries (biotech, consulting, startups, ...), with a focus on the microbiome field. Mentoring will be provided one-on-one (virtually/in-person), with mentor-mentee pairs encouraged to meet at least twice throughout the semester. There will be an emphasis on recruiting a diverse group of undergraduate seniors and advanced graduate students (MS, PhD, and MD-PhD students). Mentees will be instructed to utilize this opportunity to seek guidance on career planning and development, while staying away from requesting job opportunities or research advice.

Further information can be found here. If interested, please fill out this form. If you have any further questions, please direct them to Charles Jo (jo.charles.b [at] gmail.com).​

SIGN UP TODAY! PARTICIPATE IN AN MIT VAGINAL MICROBIOME STUDY

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

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

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

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

We look forward to hearing from you!

2022 LASKER FOUNDATION ESSAY CONTEST

The Lasker Foundation proudly launches its 2022 Essay Contest, which is accepting submissions now through March 30, 2022!

This year’s theme: Solving complex questions often calls for expertise in many fields. Describe how multidisciplinary collaborations and approaches (or future opportunities for them) have already or will in the future impact your own training, research, or career.

About the Contest
The Lasker Foundation Essay Contest, now in its ninth year, 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.

The 800-word essays are due March 30, at 2pm ET.  

For detailed submission guidelines and stories on past winners please read HERE.

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?

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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?
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MIT INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK MAILING LIST

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

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

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

Stay safe and take care everyone!​

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.

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

  • Online: web.mit.edu/mitac
  • On campus: Stata Lobby, Tuesday–Friday, 11 am–4 pm
  • At Lincoln Laboratory:  A-109, Thursday and Friday, 11 am–4 pm

Feel free to stop by and visit!  

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Members of the MIT community: subscribe here (at the bottom of the page) to our mailing list/newsletter to receive the latest updates delivered right to your inbox!

OFFICE OF GRADUATE EDUCATION - FELLOWSHIP WORKSHOPS & FINANCIAL LITERACY RESOURCES

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

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

iGrad
OGE offers the free iGrad Financial Literacy platform (offered in collaboration with the MIT Federal Credit Union). Customized for MIT with videos, articles, games,  job board, searchable scholarship database, and interactive modules on a wide range of topics, including emergency-funding, credit card management, identity protection, spending-smarts, etc. it is a great financial literacy tool for students and the MIT community in general. More information can be found at https://iGrad.com/schools/MIT.

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

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

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OFFICE NEWSLETTER

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

MIT GRAD DIVERSITY & ICEO NEWSLETTERS

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

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

Sign up for the GradDiversity Newsletter here.

Sign up for the ICEO Newsletter here.

MIT GRADUATE ASSISTANCE INFORMATION NETWORK (GAIN)

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

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

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

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

Find more information here.

MIT SPOUSES & PARTNERS CONNECT

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

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

Events and Outings – these events can fill up quickly. They are announced in our weekly email update that goes out on Friday afternoons, so make sure you are subscribed!

FEATURED MARCH EVENTS

50th ANNIVERSARY EVENTS

CAREER CONNECT SESSIONS – Please note: are reserved solely for the spouses and partners of graduate students, postdocs, and visiting scholars and researchers. This event is not open to MIT grad students or academic professionals.

  • Resume Review – Monday March 21 at 11:30am on zoom (bit.ly/mspcreview22)
  • Leveraging LinkedIn for Relationship Building – Tuesday March 22 at 11:30am on zoom (bit.ly/mspcLinkedin)
  • Job Search Strategy after the COVID lockdown – Monday March 28 at 10am on zoom (bit.ly/mspcjob22)
  • Meet MIT spouses and partners who have found jobs in the Boston area – Friday April 1 at 6 pm (bit.ly/mspcpanel2022)

READ WITH MS&PC – THE NAMESAKE

Please join MS&PC in reading Jhumpa Lahiri's novel, The Namesake, about a young Bengali couple at MIT as the move between countries and cultures. Starting January 31st, we will read one chapter per week, and Jennifer Recklet Tassi will be sharing her thoughts in our Facebook group.

You can find copies of The Namesake in bookstores and libraries, and also as an e-book or an audiobook. If you have any trouble getting a copy, let us know.

Chapters 9-12: Starting March 14: Zoom Book discussion on April 1

Please contact us if you would like to participate at spousesandpartners [at] mit.edu

NEW OFFERING - OUTSIDE FITNESS PROGRAM 

This weekly class (weather permitting) will start on Friday March 18th at 12pm. Contact  spousesandpartners [at] mit.edu for the location. Please note: this class is reserved solely for the spouses and partners of graduate students, postdocs, and visiting scholars and researchers.

ON-GOING OFFERINGS

Newcomer Office Hour

Monday, March 21 at 10am on Zoom
Are you new to MIT and MIT Spouses & Partners Connect? Want to learn about how to participate in our meetings and groups? Have questions about childcare, jobs, or English classes? Please join the newcomers Office Hour with Vika Palesheva, Program Assistant. Please register here so we know that you are coming.

Weekly Wednesday Meetings at 10am at the Site 4 Grad Tower (Building E37)
Our weekly meetings are organized by MIT Spouses & Partners Connect staff and volunteers for the spouses and partners of MIT students, scholars, staff, and faculty. Each meeting revolves around a specific topic or activity. We invite speakers from campus, the community or our group to share their expertise.

Babies and children are also welcome! Please be sure to bring a toy or activity that your child will enjoy.

Please arrive promptly between 9:45-10am to gain access to the meeting space. You will need to present an ID card and sign in to enter the building. You can use your MIT ID card, or a state issued ID card or your passport. Please email spousesandpartners [at] mit.edu if you have any questions.

  • March 23: Games, games and more games!
  • March 30: Visit to the Massachusetts State House – find location details in our weekly email!

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

Some conversation meetings may take place in-person, outdoors on campus, so please confirm the location with ecgatmit [at] gmail.com ()

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

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

BEST WAYS TO LEARN ABOUT OUR EVENTS

MIT LANGUAGE CONVERSATION EXCHANGE

MIT Language Conversation Exchange - open to all members of the MIT community

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

Join a small group for language practice and conversation exchange!

Our enthusiastic volunteers are leading small groups for Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French and Portuguese/Spanish! Find dates and times in our LCE Community Slack Space and by subscribing to our newsletter.  Interested in starting a group for another language? Reach out to the LCE team at lce [at] mit.edu.

BEST WAYS TO FIND OUR EVENTS

COMMUNITY SERVICE WEEKLY BULLETIN

At the heart of the MIT mission statement is a call to serve the nation and the world—and this charge is embodied by the MIT Public Service Center. Every year, we send thousands of students into communities locally, across the nation, and around the globe to apply their skills and knowledge for the betterment of humankind. In the Institute's best traditions of hands-on experience, entrepreneurial spirit, and creative problem solving, these students donate their time, create new technologies, form communities and companies—and ultimately change lives everywhere they go.

As part of MIT's Division of Student Life, we provide a central point of communication and support for the outreach and humanitarian efforts of the MIT community. We engage students, alumni, staff, faculty, and others in life-changing initiatives and social entrepreneurship ventures that provide needed resources to individuals and communities.

Sign up for the weekly Community Service Bulletin of Events and Programs here.

News and upcoming events are posted on the homepage.

Professional Opportunities

SUMMER VENTURE FELLOW INTERNSHIP - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY BRIGHTEDGE - REMOTE

Position Type: Full-time

At the American Cancer Society, we're leading the fight for a world without cancer. Our employees and 1.5 million volunteers are raising the bar every single day. We actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds including communities of color, the LGBTQ community, veterans, and people with disabilities. The greater the diversity of our people, the better we can serve our communities.

The people who work at the American Cancer Society focus their diverse talents on our lifesaving mission. It is a calling. And the people who answer it are fulfilled.

Position Description

This paid internship role is a remote position located anywhere in the United States.

BrightEdge is the American Cancer Society’s donor-funded impact venture capital fund investing in the most innovative startup companies developing novel technology-based cancer solutions to advance science, reduce disparities, and promote healthcare sustainability.

The position is responsible for analyzing current and potential enterprise formation and from ACS’s research grantmaking in discovery science to inform BrightEdge impact investment and innovation strategy and programs. Over $5B has been invested in cancer research since the Society’s founding and the annual $400MM investment in research grants-in-effect is an integral part of the Society’s mission. This position will assess the Extramural Science portfolio of past grant recipients, intellectual property filings, publications, and industry disclosures for startup formation and growth. This information will be used for ACS grantee engagement, C-Suite communications, and future BrightEdge investment decisions. Clear presentation of findings is critical. This position is required to communicate effectively with various stakeholders including organizational leadership and various internal communication channels. Venture Fellow will also develop landscape analyses, build market and financial models, identify Advisory Network subject matter experts and key opinion leaders, and work closely with investment team on active deals under review.

Find more information about the position and apply here.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: KING TRUST POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP - CLINICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH

Purpose: Established in 1936, the Charles A. King Trust was created to “support and promote the investigation of human disease and the alleviation of human suffering through improved treatment.” In keeping with these principles, this program is designed to support clinical or health services research scientists in the early- to mid-stages of their career conducting mentored research training that focuses on the causes of human disease with the mission of improving its treatment. Clinical and Health Services research funded by this program support human studies including physiological research, behavioral science and health education research, translational research (the application of bench research to patient care), epidemiological research, health policy, outcomes research, and population health, regardless of specialty or discipline.

Extended Deadline: Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Find full information about the fellowship, including qualifications and application procedures here.

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.

Requirements
PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or any other relevant field. This is a 1-year appointment with the possibility for renewal.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The full position profile can be found here.

ASSOCIATE STAFF: BIOMEDICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING, MACHINE LEARNING, AND DATA ANALYSIS - MIT LINCOLN LAB

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Location: Lexington, MA, US

The Human Health & Performance Systems Group develops human-centered technologies to overcome operational challenges and to enhance human capability in domains of interest to national security. Our research programs focus on innovative and objective solutions in the areas of integrated wearable systems, human-machine teaming, enhanced communications, neurocognitive analytics, and medical technologies. Our group is highly interdisciplinary and includes scientific experts in physiology, cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, biomechanics, computer science, engineering, and physics. Our core technical competencies include system-level modeling and gap analysis, advanced sensing and signal processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence, computational modeling, hardware and software prototyping, model-based systems engineering, and human data collection in laboratory and field environments.

Associate Staff: Biomedical Signal Processing, Machine Learning, and Data Analysis

Job Description:
Our team is looking for new staff members with an interest in solving challenging signal processing, machine learning, and data analysis problems. As an Associate Staff member, you will work with a multi-diciplinary team consisting of engineerings, scientists, and clinicans to develop novel medical devices and human performance technologies. You will have the opportunity to work with large biomedical datasets (e.g., ultrasound, microscopy, x-ray), develop and evaluate machine learning algorithms, and implement data visualizations tools for advanced medical imaging technologies. We are looking for self-motivated candidates who are interested in image processing, machine learning, deep learning, statistical pattern recognition, and high performance cloud computing.

Requirements:
MS or MEng in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or other relevant degree.
BS with 3 or more years of relevant experience will also be considered.

For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.  Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

Requisition ID: 35827

Apply here

POSITION AVAILABLE - ENGINEERING SCIENTIST, ONCOLOGY - JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICAL, JOHNSON & JOHNSON

Job Description
Janssen Pharmaceutical, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an Engineering Scientist, Oncology. The position will be located in Lexington, Massachusetts. Remote work options may be considered on a case-by-case basis and if approved by the Company.

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, what matters most is helping people live full and healthy lives. We focus on treating, curing and preventing some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. And we pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found. 

We are Janssen. Our mission drives us. Our patients inspire us. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. 

This Engineering Scientist will be responsible for:

  • Design and mathematically model prototype drug-device combination products
  • Develop analytical methods to characterize the chemical, physical, mechanical, and functional performance of products
  • Conduct lab scale experiments to support formulation, device, and combination product development
  • Prepare technical reports that may serve as source documents for regulatory submission and/or inspection
  • Contribute to development and assessment of potential manufacturing processes
  • Assist in handling external organizations contracted to assist with formulation and analytical development, device design, process development, and contract manufacture, lead discreet external activities
  • Develop quality test procedures and identify specifications
  • Responsible for the technical progress of one or more aspects of a development project, including scheduling and conducting front line work and reporting progress to project leader

Qualifications

Education: Degree in a relevant science (chemistry, pharmacy, materials) or engineering discipline (mechanical, chemical, biomedical)

  • PhD/ScD/PharmD: 0-4 years of relevant experience
  • MS Degree: 5-9 years of relevant experience
  • BS Degree: 8-12 years of relevant experience
  • Industry experience in a research and development environment, such as analytical, formulation development, device development
  • Ability to organize and lead technical team efforts to resolve discreet problems.
  • Ability to design discreet experiments, to statistically analyze data and to draw conclusions and make recommendations
  • Ability to present technical information in presentation format to technical disciplines
  • Intellectual curiosity, attention to detail and a team-oriented work approach
  • Positive, self-driven, and contagious work ethic

Skills:

  • Proficient skills (MS Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint, MathCad, Minitab/SAS/JMP, SolidWorks® )
  • Familiarity with project management activities
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Meticulous documentation and record-keeping skills, suitable for product design and development
  • Experience analyzing data using statistics
  • Expertise in designing bench/ in vitro tests

Supplemental:

  • Expertise in a technical field - e.g. materials (metals, polymers), dosage form design, device design, test methods development, process development, statistical analysis, computer modeling
  • Experience with formulation and methods development, device design (e.g. catheters), design control, process scale up
  • Ability to coordinate and to lead group efforts towards understanding and resolving complex, multivariate problems.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change
  • Situational leadership

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Find more information and apply here.

T32 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW POSITION AVAILABLE - CENTER FOR SYSTEMS BIOLOGY (CSB), MGH

The Center for Systems Biology (CSB) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) seeks applications for a T32 postdoctoral fellows interested in cancer biology. We seek outstanding individuals with PhD, MD, or MD-PhD degrees who are US residents. Areas of interest include spatial proteomics, single cell analysis, exosomes, immunology, chemistry, imaging, as well as mathematical and engineering approaches directed toward understanding of tissue organization and disease progression.

Interested candidates are invited to submit application materials by April 15, 2022. Each application must include one PDF file with: i) a cover letter indicating research plan including a statement of impact, ii) a curriculum vitae and iii) three references.

Email: Serena Sullivan at Sullivan.Serena [at] mgh.harvard.edu; Additional information: https://csb.mgh.harvard.edu/information/careers. Training faculty: https://csb.mgh.harvard.edu/information/training_faculty.

Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School uphold a commitment to affirmative action and equal opportunity.

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.

SPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES UNIT - INTERNSHIPS & POSTDOC RESEARCH POSITIONS - BIDMC

Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

With the support of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we recently established the “Spatial Technologies Unit” (www.spatialtechnology.org) with a mandate to maximize access, education, and opportunities using these novel technologies.

The STU has been established to render cutting-edge spatial and single cell technologies accessible to all, as well as to provide expertise, training, and education, to  academia and industry.

By colocalizing spatial technologies with extensive supportive equipment (NGS, tissue processing, imaging, bioinformatics) the STU can provide specialized or A-Z spatial and single cell services, enabling researchers to focus on science and discovery

We have multiple opportunities open for internship as well as postgraduate/postdoctoral research.

Please visit our website for more information about our work and our opportunities.

JDRF GENOMIC IMMUNOLOGY FELLOW POSITION

The JDRF Genomic Immunology Fellow position aims to bring an exceptionally promising young scientist to UCSF in a unique capacity in which they will establish an independent research program focused on using genomic technology to understand autoimmunity.

Candidates with experience and/or interest in developing and applying genomics technologies to better understand human immune receptor-antigen interactions are particularly encouraged to apply. Fellows are small group leaders with Principal Investigator status in the University, which enables them to obtain extramural grants to support the growth of their programs, and thus are of a special class of "Faculty Fellows.” This position seeks a recently graduated Ph.D. or M.D. whose potential indicates they would benefit from a sheltered independence. Institutional support is granted for at least three years, in part through the generous support of JDRF, the Gladstone-UCSF Institute of Genomic Immunology, and the UCSF Diabetes Center. Fellows are further encouraged to apply for an NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (DP5).

Interested applicants should send a brief research plan (2 pages maximum) and letter of support from their current advisor to Stacie Dodgson (stacie.dodgson [at] gladstone.ucsf.edu), as well as a current curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for two additional references. Letters of support should include specific comments about how the candidate’s proposed research program has the potential for high impact in the field of genomic immunology and is distinct from existing work in the advisor’s lab, and why the candidate is ready to start an independent lab.

The deadline for application is April 15, 2022. Please contact stacie.dodgson [at] gladstone.ucsf.edu (Stacie Dodgson )with any questions about the position or application.

The Gladstone-UCSF Institute of Genomic Immunology is committed to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the genomic immunology field, from trainees to faculty, and is an equal opportunity employer.

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 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.

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 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.  

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.

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 BIOTECH GROUP CAREER FAIR

The MIT Biotech Group invites you to join us for the second annual

2022 MIT Biotech Group Career Fair

Are you a Graduate or Undergraduate Student, Post-Doc, MBA, or Medical Student looking to connect with recruiters in the biotechnology space? We invite you to join us for the 2022 MIT Biotech Group Career Fair event on Friday, April 8th, 2022! This 1 day, all-virtual career fair provides a platform for hundreds of students from MIT and beyond to connect with companies across the biotech community.

Last year, we hosted 70+ companies and 700+ attendees in the largest biotech-focused career fair at MIT. During the fair, company reps will meet attendees at virtual booths on the online conferencing platform Remo. Throughout the day, our gold sponsor companies will facilitate presentations on a variety of educational and career-related topics in the biotech sector.

Receive access to the Fair and all information necessary to prepare by registering today. Use this form to upload your resume for the Resume Book that will be made available to the companies in attendance. Visit our website to learn more about the schedule for the day and see the list of companies who attended last year.

The MBG Career Fair is free and open to all current MIT Students, Trainees, Affiliates, & Alumni as well as all members of the broader biotech community.

Reach out to us at mbgcareerfair [at] mit.edu () for any inquiries.

Our Fair is organized in collaboration with the MIT Departments of Biology, Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Computational & Systems Biology, and the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science at MIT along with the Harvard-MIT department of Health Sciences & Technology.

MCKINSEY & COMPANY RECRUITING EVENTS

Mark your calendar! Upcoming McKinsey recruiting events and full time recruiting dates.

Consider McKinsey as the next step in your journey
McKinsey brings together an outstanding group of colleagues from a wide variety of backgrounds to help leading organizations tackle their most complex problems. We have long been a leader in strategic management and our work in data science, digital, machine learning, and change management is growing rapidly.

Over 80% of our consultants have advanced degrees in fields outside of business, and as our firm continues to grow and evolve, we are looking for more people like you – experts in their fields – to join our community. We hope you will consider starting your journey with us, so you can be at your best at McKinsey!

Who are we hiring?
We are excited to share that we have many full time opportunities for advanced degree students! Learn more about our open roles:

  • Associate Role
    For those pursuing a PhD, Postdoc, JD, MD or medical residency or fellowship and anticipate completing your program later this year through September 2023 (or 2024 for MDs). Interviews will take place this summer and early fall.  Application Deadline: June 15
  • Other Roles
    Roles for Data Science or Data Engineering Master’s students with at least four years between undergraduate and completion of the master’s degree are also available. Learn more.

Other Recruiting Resources

  • Career Page Resources
    We encourage you to visit our Careers Page to learn more about the elements of our interview process, find guidance on how to prepare, and tackle seven practice business cases in preparation for future interviews.
  • McKinsey Recruiting Podcast
    The McKinsey Recruiting Podcast is all about informing you about who we are, what we do, and how to best navigate our recruiting process.

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.

Meet employers & explore career options at the Master’s, PhD, and Postdoc Career Fairs 

Fair dates: Attend either/both the in-person fair 3/31 and/or virtual fair 4/1 

Learn more: https://capd.mit.edu/mpp-fair-candidate/ 

Graduate students and postdocs: Whatever career stage you’re in, come learn about job/internship opportunities, explore careers in your field, and network with potential employers. This fair represents a unique chance to connect with and learn about employers who are actively recruiting advanced degree candidates and postdocs from MIT.

Different employers (all actively recruiting advanced degree candidates) will attend the virtual & in-person events! You can attend either or both.

Attending VIRTUALLY? Register and schedule your chats early — windows will fill up. Attending IN-PERSON? Conversations will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register for the virtual fair: https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/29790/student_preview

Register for the in-person fair: https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/29795/student_preview

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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