Volume 23, Number 40

Professional Opportunities

HST Community Notices

HELP SPREAD THE WORD - HST!

Are you traveling for any of the following reasons?

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

Can you help promote HST by talking to prospective students?

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

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION: WAYS TO ENGAGE

Overcoming Science's Racist Legacy

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

THE ENGINE BLUEPRINT PROGRAM - FALL 2022

On behalf of The Engine, spun out of MIT, we are now seeking applicants for the Fall 2022 cohort of our Blueprint program for aspiring entrepreneurial scientists and engineers.

The Engine Blueprint is a nonresident program for graduate students, postdocs, and research scientists to explore the commercial opportunities of their scientific breakthroughs. The program is designed to give future Tough Tech leaders a chance to learn the entrepreneurial process from those who are living it, as well as provide a platform to crystallize the commercial potential of participants’ startup concepts. Our Fall 2022 program will be held from September 9th to October 7th.

Interested applicants can apply here by Friday, August 12th.

In addition, we will be hosting an Introduction to Blueprint event on Wednesday, July 27th.

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

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

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

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

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

MIT BIOPHARMA INTERNSHIP CLASS OFFERED THIS FALL

Fall 2022 Research Experience in Biopharma 7.930 / 20.930

Have you wondered how research works in the biotech & pharma industry? Try it out as a class, without taking time completely away from your thesis! Even if you think working in industry doesn't interest you, the insights from this experience will be valuable to you in any career path. 

From past subject evaluations:

  • "A truly fantastic opportunity" 
  • "The internship experience was invaluable."
  • "Most helpful class I took in grad school"

Mentored project experiences will be remote or in-person

No industry experience necessary or expected

If you're interested, please pre-register and submit this quick interest form

We match MIT PhD students with industry mentors to conduct research at a local biotech or pharma company. Recent host companies have included Novartis, Pfizer, and Amgen. Students work on mentored projects 10 hours/week and attend weekly lectures (Mondays at 1) covering both science and business in the pharma industry. Feedback from students and mentors has been overwhelmingly positive. 

Open to students in any relevant PhD programs (not just 7 and 20), so tell your labmates!

You must have passed all qualifying exams and thesis proposal.

International students would need to use OPT, which can take 3 months to process.

Instructors are Prof. Amy Keating (keating [at] mit.edu) and Dr. Sean Clarke (saclarke [at] mit.edu). Contact us at reb_instructors [at] mit.edu with any questions

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

GRC 2022 - FLUIDS AND HEALTH IMMINENT DEADLINE TO PRESENT/PARTICIPATE

The 2nd Fluids and Health Conference will take place from August 14-19 at Mt. Holyoke College as a new Gordon Research Conference.

This year's iteration is focused on Contamination and Infectious Disease Transmission From the Lens of Fluid Physics and Across Scales

As COVID-19 continues to remind us, significant gaps and exceedingly difficult scientific and translational challenges must be addressed to better prepare, mitigate, and face epidemics and global pandemics, that are bound to continue to occur with all the associated global economic and human life costs. These challenges cannot be left to be solved in a few months once a pandemic starts. Solid and deep scientific foundations, built over continued and sustained efforts, are required; and such challenges simply cannot be tackled by isolated, traditional fields of research.  

This 2022 Gordon Research Conference brings together experts from a range of synergistic and complementary disciplines (mathematics/physics, engineering, microbiology/virology, epidemiology) to exchange on frontier research in health, including respiratory/nosocomial infectious diseases transmission and public health, where bio- and fluid physics are at the core.

The fantastic line-up of participants covers a wide range of fields to continue our 2019 effort to build a sustained and solid intellectual foundation and connected community. Thought and program leaders come together with young researchers to address the subtle and complex challenges of the growing intersection between fluid physics, biophysics, infectious diseases and contamination across scales. 

Apply HERE by July 13th for selection and limited fellowships for junior researchers. 

Please help spread the word and circulate widely to those you think might be interested; the deadline for fellowships for junior researchers is fast approaching.

SAVE THE DATE! MOSTEC SUMMER SYMPOSIUM

Wednesday, August 3 - Thursday, August 4, 2022

Plan to join us this summer as 280+ talented scholars from across the country present their final projects in 16 different science and engineering fields! 

MOSTEC is a semester-long virtual experience for rising high-school seniors that offers high-achieving scholars from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to pursue their passion for science and engineering. Scholars engage in a variety of college-level, rigorous courses at MIT, and gain college and career relevant skills including networking, presentation, and collaboration. At their annual symposium, students showcase the array of innovations they've pioneered over the course of the academic phase of the program. MOSTEC students go on to matriculate to some of the top colleges in the country, reaching the most advanced levels of study and placing into a range of STEM careers. 

Sponsored by the MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP)

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

INVITATION FOR SUMMER DATATHON AND TERMINAL FOR MEDICAL ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE STUDENTS

Hosted by Citadel LLC and Citadel Securities in partnership with Correlation One, the Data Open is launching the next season with our Summer events! These are our biggest events of the year, bringing the best students across the world together. Top performing students have the opportunity to win $15,000 in cash prizes along with exclusive recruiting opportunities with Citadel (both internships and full-time roles). The event is completely free and invite only. 

Summer Invitational Datathon
Datathons are data science competitions that challenge students from the world's best universities to tackle real-world social challenges in topics such as urban traffic, renewable energy, and education. 

When: July 18 - 25 

Where: Virtual

Who: Undergraduates, graduates, PhD, and post-doc researchers

Prizes: $15,000 + Exclusive recruiting opportunities with Citadel LLC and Citadel Securities 

APPLY FOR DATATHON

Summer Invitational Terminal
Terminal Live is an online game where software engineers and computer scientists (or anyone else interested in coding!) build an algorithm to play a tower defense game in a team-based setting. Watch this video to see Terminal in action!

When: August 8 - 14 

Where: Virtual

Who: Undergraduates, graduates, PhD, and post-doc researchers

Prizes: $15,000 + Exclusive recruiting opportunities with Citadel LLC and Citadel Securities

APPLY FOR TERMINAL

E14 FUND VC FELLOW

Do you love science and the way it can change the world? Are you a tireless learner who is curious about new technologies and how they shape and reshape industries? Are you interested in learning about the startup and venture capital industry and how they work?

E14 Fund VC Fellows are graduate students, postdocs, and MBAs from diverse backgrounds who are action-oriented learners with a few hours a week to spend: 

  • Shadowing E14 Fund Managing Partners and learning the mechanics of venture
  • Connecting with potential founders in the MIT community and sourcing startup teams for investment opportunities
  • Identifying investment themes and thesis and conducting due diligence on startups
  • Building networks and community including organizing your own events
  • Investing! You’ll have the opportunity to write checks (fellowship checks)

Learn more and apply for the opportunity here by July 15, 2022.

INAUGURAL NUCLEATE SUMMIT 2022 - BOSTON

Are you an academic trainee (postdoc/PhD/MBA/MD/JD) interested in building life science startups? Are you passionate about therapeutics, diagnostics, medtech, or synthetic biology?

Register NOW for the Nucleate Summit!

About the Summit
The Nucleate Summit will be hosted in Boston, Massachusetts on August 29-30th, unifying the world’s largest biotech student community [registration + info here].

The two-day celebration will harness the potential of the Nucleate network from around the world, comprising hundreds of volunteers, founders, and investors. The Leadership Summit (Day 1) includes shared experiences that will strengthen bonds among Nucleate leadership, alumni, special guests, and sponsors. The Community Summit (Day 2) includes premier networking opportunities, inspirational speakers, and the Activator Pitch Showcase, featuring recent winners from the 9 Nucleate regions. Please read the descriptions of each ticket type and select the one that best fits your academic status, affiliation to Nucleate, and travel plans.

Attendance to the summit is completely free for all current academic trainees.

About Nucleate
Nucleate is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the next generation of biotech leaders, with chapters spanning 9 regions and participation from over 70 academic institutions. Nucleate identifies future biotech entrepreneurs, removes barriers, and helps founders concentrate on building transformational technologies. Visit www.nucleate.xyz to learn more, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Strong Track Record
Over four years, Nucleate has formed and supported 107 companies through our Activator program. Our alumni have gone on to raise over $160M in funding to develop technologies like protein sequencing (Glyphic), drug design (Manifold Bio), microbial fertilizer (Ivu Biologics) and biomanufacturing (Foray Biosciences). This year’s cohort has already raised $9M in capital - join us in August to learn more and network directly with our teams and community!

OPEN POSITIONS: MIT SEED ACADEMY

SEED is Back On Campus this FALL!

The MIT Saturday Engineering and Enrichment (SEED) Academy is back on campus for FALL 2022! Calling all passionate undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals to empower middle and high school students with the skills and confidence to become future scientists and engineers!

Fall 2022 SEED Exploratory Courses

  • Academic Mentoring
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science (python)
  • Data Visualization (python)
  • Engineering Design
  • Academic Mentoring

Attention Applicants
We are currently planning to administer the program in-person, which would require COVID vaccinations (and boosters) for all students and staff who participate and the ability to transition to virtual instruction if necessary. We will update applicants on evolving program policies, structure and requirements.

The Fall 2022 SEED semester will take place on the following 8 Saturdays:

Sep. 17, Sep. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12, and Nov. 19, with class sizes between 15-20 students.

Positions available include:

  • Project Course and Academic Mentoring Instructors ($30/hr, ~10-12 hours per week)
  • The minimum educational requirement for instructors is a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Seeking instructors to design and teach engaging courses in a STEM and Academic Mentoring respectively.
  • Teaching Assistants ($15/hr, ~8-10 hours per week)
  • The minimum educational requirement for Online Facilitators is the completion of one year of college coursework.
  • Program Facilitator ($16/hr, ~10-12 hours per week)
  • The minimum educational requirement for a Program Facilitator is the completion of one year of college coursework. College students who have reached upper class status preferred.

For questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with staffapp [at] mit.educlass="spamspan"

About SEED Academy
Since the program’s launch in 2003, we have engaged youth from diverse backgrounds in the joy and excitement of discovery, making, and project-based learning. SEED Academy scholars are competitively selected and academically promising middle and high school students from public schools in Boston, Cambridge, and Lawrence, MA. Most are also from backgrounds underrepresented in science and engineering. In addition, all 100+ SEED families and scholars are deeply committed to our multi-year program and they are very eager to be in a community with others who love STEM and love to learn.

Find more information and teaching staff application instructions here. Priority deadline: July 1, 2022.

Sponsored by the MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs

THE CLINICIAN ENGINEER HUB

The Clinician Engineer Hub was launched in 2019 in collaboration between clinicians and engineers at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Imperial College London and King’s College London.

It has grown ever since…

This international hub brings together the clinical and biomedical engineering fields, focuses on the challenges doctors face in diagnosing and treating patients and how to solve these issues with cutting edge engineering solutions

  • Our Mission - Creating a future generation of clinician engineers
  • Our Vision - Provision of biomedical engineering principles to advance the future of healthcare

  • Our Values - Creating an inclusive platform for global clinicians and engineers

  • What We Offer - Education, Research and Industry opportunities across the Clinician Engineer interface

Join Us

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GRADUATE COMMUNITY FELLOWS POSITIONS

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

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

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

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

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

Available positions are listed at the current Fellow positions page.

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

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

DIDJA KNOW ABOUT GRADLINK?

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

Instagram @mitgradstudents

Facebook @MIT Grad Link

Twitter @mitgradstudents

FLIPPING FAILURE - PEER SUPPORT COMMUNITY RESOURCE

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

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

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

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

iREFS SERVICES

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

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

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

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

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

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

MIT INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK MAILING LIST

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

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

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

Stay safe and take care everyone!​

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

ASK MIT. GET ANSWERS.

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

MITAC OPPORTUNITIES

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

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: The MITAC Stata Center ticket office is open Tues-Fri 12-4pm.

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!

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

STANFORD PRISM PROGRAM APPLICATION OPEN UNTIL JULY 18TH

PRISM Application Open NOW to July 18th!
Stanford University’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is reaching out to share an update regarding PRISM, a recruitment initiative designed to support graduate students who are interested in pursuing a postdoc at Stanford. Please share this email & flyer with your community so that we can spread the word about this wonderful opportunity. We especially welcome applications from students who would contribute to adding a more diverse perspective within academia.

That said, as we get closer to the end of the PRISM Application for Cohort 10, our team will be available via Zoom each Thursday (starting on 6/30/2022) from 10am to 11am (Pacific Time) to talk through any application questions, program logistics, general Q&A, etc. Our goal is to use this time frame as a general PRISM "Office Hours" opportunity. So, if it fits your schedule, feel free to stop whenever you would like. You can pre-register for these Zoom Meetings here. We look forward to reviewing your applications and chatting further in the week ahead!

What Exactly Is Stanford PRISM?
PRISM (Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Science and Medicine) is an opportunity for late-stage graduate students from broadly diverse backgrounds (and all schools/research interests) to explore postdoctoral training at Stanford. PRISM provides an opportunity to interview with faculty mentors, get the inside scoop on postdoctoral training/lab environments at Stanford from current postdocs, and access professional development to score the best possible postdoc match!

The purpose of this program is to encourage those students who might not otherwise consider a postdoctoral position at Stanford. PRISM allows guests to get a first-hand look at whether this institution and its campus community might truly be a good fit for their needs. Our goal is to match trainees from institutions and organizations across the country with excellent mentors here at Stanford!

Who Is Eligible?
While PRISM is open to all individuals who are expecting to earn a PhD by the end of May 2024, we especially encourage those from backgrounds underrepresented within academia to apply, including communities such as but not limited to: African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Filipinos, those with disabilities, those from FLI (first-gen and/or low income) backgrounds, and those underrepresented on the basis of their gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation. In order to determine if PRISM is right for you & your community, please visit the school-specific eligibility breakdown on our PRISM Website.

In terms of schools of study, PRISM is an agnostic recruitment initiative and so we accept a variety of PhD focuses/research backgrounds. Currently, we have over 60 postdoctoral scholars on-campus who have come through the Stanford PRISM program, and their research interests are wide-ranging. 

How Do You Apply?
Applications consist of an online application form, as well as the submission of a CV, a research statement, a letter of recommendation from your graduate advisor, and the names of up to 6 potential faculty mentors at Stanford. For more information on our program and/or to apply, please visit us here.

Visit Dates for PRISM Cohort 10 = October 12th - October 15th, 2022

NOTE: Stanford hopes to bring PRISM Cohort 10 (in-person) for a 3-5-night stay on Stanford University's campus. The goal is for prospective postdocs to use that time to explore the training environment and to meet with actual Stanford staff/faculty/postdocs. However, travel will be dependent upon the local & federal travel policies that are in place at that time... (If we are unable to host candidates in-person, a full complement of recruitment events will be offered virtually.). 

Let Us Know If You Have Any Questions!

POST-DOC POSITION - MIT MECHE

Position title: Post-doctoral Researcher
Position start date: September 1st
Project: Rapid detection of airborne pathogens
Faculty Supervisor: Domitilla Del Vecchio, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

Project description: This project aims to design a fieldable device to perform near real time detection of indoor airborne pathogens. Currently, there are no devices available to detect airborne pathogens, such as viruses and bacteria, in indoor environments in near real-time and on-site. Timely action informed by early detection can reduce the spread of infection in a number of settings, such as schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and office buildings, thereby also reducing the costs of healthcare, absenteeism, and loss of productivity. In the past two years, we devised and characterized a fieldable process for rapid detection of SARS-CoV2, which can detect levels of pathogens in the low range of what is expected in closed spaces, such as schools, nursing homes, and hospitals, within one hour of operation. The detection process is composed of several steps, each requiring different technical expertise, including electrostatics, mechanical design, microfluidic and microchannel fluid flow, and biochemical analysis. The project team currently includes several students/researchers with complementary expertise. In the next year, we seek to create a fieldable device by integrating and automating the steps composing the process such that we can conduct in-field tests in hospitals, schools, and office buildings. The ultimate objective is to produce (a) an easy-to-operate product prototype and (b) sufficient data to demonstrate the value of the technology. With (a) and (b), our goal is to raise seed funds to commercialize the technology.

Position Overview: The post-doc will co-lead the team with a senior mechanical engineering student. He or she will be responsible for (i) specific technical tasks, (ii) market-related tasks, and for (iii) planning and executing field tests along with the mechanical engineering student. The technical aspects include optimizing the performance and form factor of a capillary electrophoresis system; designing and fabricating microfluidic devices, incorporating semipermeable membranes, which automatically transfer fluids among the stations of our sensor system; coordinating with other team members, with potentially different backgrounds, the integration of the different process’ steps. Market-related tasks include interviewing potential customers in different segments, engaging with government and state authorities, and performing market analysis with the assistance of a marketing specialist to identify the most promising business models. In-field tests will take place in hospitals and in office buildings in the Boston area. Planning of these tests will require coordination with the site entities, which include nurses, hospital epidemiologists, and building managers. This will be in collaboration with a mechanical engineering student who already created plans with the interested entities. The post-doc will also be expected to work with the mechanical engineering student in assisting the PI with fund raising. This position is for one year, with the potential extension to (a) either a second year within the academic setting if academic funding is available or to (b) an extra-academic setting if we are able to raise seed funds for a startup.

Qualifications: PhD degree in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or closely related fields is required. Expertise is required in fluids transport phenomena including electrokinetics (electrophoresis and electroosmosis). Expertise with nucleic acid amplification and detection techniques such as RT-qPCR is also required. Previous experience is desirable with one of the followings: engineering of capillary electrophoresis systems, engineering of electrolytic cells, engineering and fabricating microfluidic devices incorporating semipermable membranes. A general interest in entrepreneurship is highly desirable.

Contact: If you are interested, please contact Domitilla Del Vecchio at ddv [at] mit.edu.

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION(S) AVAILABLE IN THE BOYER LAB AT MIT

The Boyer lab in the Departments of Biology and Biological Engineering has an open position(s) for a Postdoctoral Associate to investigate the mechanistic basis of cell fate decisions during cardiac development, regeneration and disease.  We are a multi-disciplinary and highly collaborative team that uses both experimental (molecular, cellular, genetic, single cell omics and image-based approaches) and computational approaches to probe complex systems. Open projects investigate the mechanisms by which organelle and cell-cell crosstalk drive cardiomyocyte maturation. We ultimately aim to identify regulatory networks that can be used to improve the therapeutic outcomes for patients with disease, cardiotoxicity, or age induced heart failure.  We also take lessons from these mechanistic studies to improve tissue engineering approaches for modeling human cardiac development and disease using hiPSCs (human induced pluripotent stem cells). The ideal candidate should have experience in cell culture, mouse models, and/or bioinformatics as well as a demonstrated track record of innovation and strong communication skills. We offer an outstanding training and exciting intellectual environment, excellent resources, and career support.  Our lab and MIT are dedicated to building a diverse community and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

Interested candidates should send their CV and a short letter of interest to lboyer[at]mit.edu.

OPEN POSITIONS AT EARLY-STAGE BIOTECH (ARDA THERAPEUTICS)

Arda Therapeutics is a seed-stage biotech taking aim at chronic diseases and aging by eliminating the pathological cells that drive these conditions. Our approach starts by using single-cell data to identify pathological cells and surface markers to target them. We then design therapies to eliminate these - and only these - cells.

Arda is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and backed by Andreessen Horowitz, GV, The Longevity Fund, Village Global, Axial, NJF and others. Our team combines expertise in pathological cell clearance with a rare blend of computational and drug development know-how, and we are hiring for experimental and computational roles. Check out open positions here.

MULTIPLE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING AND MACHINE LEARNING - MGH

Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital, Cardiovascular Research Center
Location:
 Boston, MA
Deadline: till the positions are filled

Description:
The projects involve the development of novel signal processing algorithms and hardware to improve health care delivery in:

(1) the Intensive Care Unit 

(2) smart-phone based diagnostics 

The interested individual(s) will function as part of a multi-disciplinary team of life scientists, engineers and clinicians.  

Environment:
The mission of the laboratory is to develop advanced computational approaches to study the mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias from the myocyte to the whole organ level. Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is a major research center, affiliated with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Collectively, these institutions represent one of the largest aggregations of biomedical researchers in the world. Opportunities exist for scientific interaction and collaboration with an extensive program of seminars, symposia and other organized meetings focused on a large array of topics. These seminars are weekly and include local, national, and international speakers on topics of general relevance for cardiovascular science and medicine. The Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) has an internationally recognized research program in cardiovascular, vascular, and pulmonary disease and development. The CVRC is home to over 100 researchers, in two locations - the Charlestown Navy Yard and the new Richard B. Simches Research Building. The MGH Division of Cardiology and the CVRC have a proven track record in training leaders in the fields of applied cardiac electrophysiology, pulmonary and vascular biology.  

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate should have a PhD in biomedical engineering or other relevant areas of biomedical sciences. She/he should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, be independent, self-motivated, and should have solid knowledge of machine learning and signal processing, and significant programming experience in MATLAB and Python. 

Contact:
Antonis A. Armoundas, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital/Cardiovascular Research Center
149 13th Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

TEL: 617-726-0930, FAX: 617-726-5806

Email: aarmoundas [at] partners.org

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN HUMAN IMMUNOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES - PARIS

A two-year postdoctoral position is currently available in the research group of Dr. Pierre Tonnerre. We are seeking a motivated and creative experimental immunologist to join us in our journey to understand the heterogeneity and plasticity of exhausted T cells, in humans.

Where:
Our laboratory is part of the Saint-Louis Research Institute (IRSL, Inserm U976, Université de Paris, https://hipi-lab-saint-louis.fr/) and belongs to the Saint-Louis Hospital, allowing strong collaboration with clinical research, access to human samples and state-of-the-art flow-cytometry, imaging and NGS core facilities. The hospital Saint-Louis hosted Pr. Jean Dausset, a pioneer in Hematology and Immunology who received the Nobel prize in Medicine in 1980 for the discovery and characterization of the genes coding for the major histocompatibility complex. The hospital is located in the center of Paris, in the lively and dynamic neighborhood of Republique and Canal Saint Martin.

About us:
We are a newly created and expending research team with a strong collaborative spirit. We use multi-omics approaches, integrating data analyses from human cells and tissues (ex vivo) as well as from miniaturized primary cell co-culture systems (in vitro), to study and harness the plasticity of antigen-specific T cells in humans. Our models use cross-sectional and longitudinal human samples from patients with infectious diseases, cancers, before and after vaccination or immunotherapy. Our overarching goal is to improve our understanding of T cell responses in human health and disease, in order to better inform the design and development of more effective immunotherapies and vaccines.

About your project:
Despite the availability of an effective vaccine, chronic HBV (cHBV) remains a global health problem and a major contributor to liver-related death worldwide. Current therapeutics can slow disease progression but are usually not able to cure the patients. T cell exhaustion, which is a state of T cell dysfunction that arises during chronic infection and cancer, is a hallmark of cHBV. Reinvigorating exhausted T cells is a major therapeutic goal. However, the underlying mechanisms of T cell exhaustion are not fully understood. The current project aims at studying T cells targeting hepatitis B virus (HBV) antigens in patients at different stages of infection. To this end, you will have access to precious human samples and state-of-the-art instrumentations. This collaborative project involves several international partners; Pr. Georg M. Lauer (Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital), Pr. Tarik Asselah (Beaujon hospital, Université Paris Cité) and Pr. Vassili Soumelis (Saint-Louis hospital, Université Paris Cité). We have already optimized the methods and obtained very exciting and original preliminary data (see references below).

Your role:
You will work in collaboration with a diverse group of talented international scientists including immunologists, bio-informaticians and clinicians. Your role will be to materialize your research objectives as well as to provide your personal vision to the other projects developed in the lab. You will lead and coordinate this project, ensuring milestone delivery and reporting the results to the team and beyond. Your work is expected to bring novel biological insights into the molecular and cellular mechanisms of T cell exhaustion. This will help the design of a novel immunotherapeutic approach developed in the lab that aims at providing functional cure to the patients with cHBV. All the team’s projects being complementary and interconnected, your success is important to us and we will support your growth as a successful independent scientist.

Your skills:
You have previous experiences with primary cell isolation, sorting and culture, as well as multiparametric flow-cytometry technics and data analyses. You can work independently but welcome collaborations, you are motivated and eager to learn, you have a positive attitude and the other team members can count on you.

Want to apply?
Please send your resume, contact information for at least two referees and a motivation letter to pierre.tonnerre [at] inserm.fr

POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA NEUROMODULATION RESEARCH CENTER

The Neuromodulation Research Center (NMRC) is accepting applications for multiple postdoctoral associates. Under the direction of Dr. Jerrold Vitek, the NMRC brings together an interdisciplinary team of experts from neurology, neurosurgery, neuroscience, radiology, and engineering to advance neuromodulation therapies for movement disorders. Our group is part of the Udall Center for Excellence in Parkinson’s Disease Research. In the heart of Minnesota’s ‘Medical Alley,’ our NIH funded team fosters inventive, translational research aimed at training the next generation of researchers and clinicians while providing Minnesotans with world-class care. We seek outstanding scientists interested in working in an NIH funded research program studying motor systems neurophysiology, the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease (PD), mechanisms of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in preclinical animal models of PD, and new DBS approaches. These postdoc positions offer opportunities for multidisciplinary research, training in neuroengineering and neurophysiology, and career development. The projects associated with the available positions are described below.

Basal ganglia cortical coupling and connectivity changes in Parkinson’s disease and deep brain stimulation (Job # 346366)
The major goal of this study is to assess the effect of directional DBS in the internal segment of the pallidum (GPi) and subthalamic nucleus (STN) on parkinsonian motor signs and associated changes in neuronal activity in the basal ganglia-thalamocortical motor circuit. This project is focused on the analysis of large-scale neuronal populations, characterization of circuit connectivity in PD, optimization of directional DBS, and development of closed-loop deep brain stimulation (DBS) approaches by using the MPTP non-human primate model of PD.

Neurophysiological mechanisms underlying parkinsonian motor signs (Job #346513)
The goal of this study is to identify the specific neurophysiological changes that occur within and across key nodal points of the basal ganglia-thalamocortical motor circuit with the onset of PD and how these evolve as motor signs become increasingly more severe.

Optimizing coordinated reset deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease (Job #346515)
Coordinated reset deep brain stimulation (CR DBS) is a novel DBS approach that has the potential to treat parkinsonian motor symptoms with significantly less stimulation compared to traditional DBS. Utilizing the MPTP nonhuman primate model of Parkinson’s disease, this project is to optimize critical CR parameters, compare CR DBS in different targets, and understand the mechanism underlying its therapeutic effects. Specifically, this study investigates the changes in neuronal activity across multiple cortical regions, STN and GP that are associated with the therapeutic effect of CR-DBS using different cycle rates and delivered into STN or GPi.

Neuronal activity in MC and SMA during STN and GPi DBS  (Job #346514)
In this study, neuronal activity and connectivity changes across motor, premotor and prefrontal cortical areas are correlated with the development of parkinsonian motor signs, their amelioration during DBS and L-dopa therapy, and to changes in the planning, initiation and execution of movement.

The qualifications required for these positions are:

  • PhD in biomedical engineering, neuroscience or related engineering/science field
  • Experience conducting neurophysiology experiments in the human and/or animal models
  • Signal processing and data analysis
  • Programming in MATLAB
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Strong record of presenting research results through publications and conference abstracts

For more information please email Wyatt Doepke (doep0013 [at] umn.edu) with your CV.

SALK FELLOW POSITION AT THE SALK INSTITUTE

The Salk Institute is currently accepting applications for a Fellows position from a variety of disciplines, from biology, physics and mathematics to engineering, statistics and computer science.   

The Salk Fellows Program is a path for exceptionally talented early-stage career scientists to embark on fully independent research programs as an alternative to traditional postdoctoral studies. We seek bold leaders who are passionate in exploring new frontiers in science and pursuing innovative solutions to fundamental questions in biology. Candidates or recent PhD or MD graduates, ideally no more than one year from graduation with two at the most, with demonstrated excellence in research and leadership ability are appointed as Principal Investigators for an initial term of three years with the possibility for an extension of one to two additional years for a maximum of five years. Salk Fellow appointees are eligible for consideration for promotion to Assistant Professor.

Salk fellows are interdisciplinary scientists who integrate diverse approaches (e.g. computer science, mathematics, imaging, computational biology, physics, machine learning, molecular modeling, synthetic biology or engineering) to address fundamental biological questions. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, all aspects of health and disease (e.g. human, plant and global health/disease), adaptation and evolution, host-pathogen interactions, neurobiology, physiology, translational medicine and genomics, biophysics and bioengineering. 

Prospective Fellows’ proposed research should not be simply an extension of their graduate work but should pursue bold and uncharted frontiers. The work should be exciting, combining originality and risk, two factors that often lower the chances of obtaining support through traditional channels but can lead to truly groundbreaking discoveries.

Candidates must complete an application online through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/102486 and include a current curriculum vitae, research statement, and three recommendation letters from scientists who are distinguished leaders in their fields, including one from their research advisor.  Selected referees should be able to comment in depth on candidates’ accomplishments and potential and describe the impact of their proposed research programs on their fields. Research advisors should explain how candidates’ research is distinct from previous work conducted in their labs. Referees should also address candidates’ readiness to start and operate an independent lab and their potential to benefit from an accelerated path to an independent research career.

Applications with all required materials will be accepted until the position is filled.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLAR - IM LAB - CENTER FOR SYSTEMS BIOLOGY (CSB), MGH

The Im Lab in the Center for Systems Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School seeks highly motivated postdoctoral research scholars to develop next-generation diagnostic technologies for clinical translation. The candidate will work in a highly collaborative laboratory of several postdoc members in engineering, computer science, biology, chemistry, and medicine backgrounds. A preferred candidate has expertise in one or more of the following areas: engineering, biosensing, optics (microscopy), microfluidics, organ-on-a-chip, extracellular vesicles, biology, chemistry, material science, neuroscience, cell biology, or relevant areas.

Responsibilities:
The candidate will lead research projects developing new diagnostic technologies and clinical applications.

Requirements:
We seek motivated and creative individuals with a PhD or MD/PhD degree. A minimum commitment of two years is required.

To apply, please send your CV, a summary of your most significant research accomplishments, and the email addresses of two references to Hyungsoon Im (im.hyungsoon [at] mgh.harvard.edu) or go to https://csb.mgh.harvard.edu/information/careers#post_129.

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

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.

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
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, (echaikof [at] bidmc.harvard.edu) Johnson and Johnson Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 
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 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

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

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

GSAS HARVARD BIOTECH CLUB INCUBATOR SEEKING COMPANY APPLICATIONS

The Harvard Biotech Incubator is seeking company applications for the Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 academic year!

Whether the state of your project is a great idea based on solid science or a pre-existing company, The Incubator can accelerate the translation of your technology into a commercializable product or venture-backed start-up!

Benefits of The Incubator:

Within this year-long program, a team of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, business students and other members of the Harvard/MIT community will work directly on developing your company. Guided by a panel of academic and industry advisors, The Incubator will…

  • Brainstorm all potential product-related applications.
  • Perform due diligence/market analysis.
  • Gain insight from key opinion leaders.
  • Develop investor pitch decks.
  • Create integrative business plans to help guide your company.

Throughout our program, you will have unparalleled access to our panel of advisors and team of Harvard/MIT affiliates as we work together to realize the full commercialization potential of your business.

Company Requirements:

  • Affiliated with Harvard/MIT.
  • Early-stage company (e.g., pre-IND) OR well-developed science-backed idea.
  • Technology or therapeutic target with multiple potential applications/indications.
  • Applications are not restricted to healthcare. Biotechnology applications beyond the realm of healthcare are also encouraged to apply.

Apply Here

Get further information at The Incubator website here

For questions and inquiries, please contact hbincubator [at] gmail.com

Advisors

  • Dr. Fred Mermelstein, Entrepreneur in Residence at Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI).
  • Dr. Carl Novina, Associate Professor at DFCI and serial entrepreneur.
  • Dr. Robert Distel, Special Advisor for Technology Development at DFCI.
  • Dr. Kelly Griskis, Research Analyst, Tekla Capital Management.
  • Dr. Yije Ma, Director of Global Business Development and Corporate Gene Therapy Strategy Lead, CANbridge Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Dr. Pushkal Garg, Chief Medical Officer, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.

Interested in staying up to date and being the first to hear about our events??

Sign up to our mailing list here

Get more information on the club here at our website

Follow us on social media!

Twitter: @thebiotechclub

Facebook: GSAS Harvard Biotech Club

CAPD'S NEW FACULTY JOB SEARCH SERIES

Join us for CAPD’s New Faculty Job Search Series and prepare yourself to strategize, anticipate, and effectively execute a faculty job search. These workshops will help you understand the conventions and expectations for required documents (CVs, cover letters, diversity statements, teaching statements, and research statements); revise, polish, and perfect your application materials; develop interview skills; and be ready to negotiate salary, benefits, research provisions, and more. These workshops are open to MIT Graduate Students and Postdocs, and you may register for all the workshops or just the few that you need. We’re looking forward to working with you this summer!

Upcoming Workshops:

July/August

“Faculty Job Search Deep Dive: Effective & Authentic Diversity Statements” 

Description: What makes a diversity statement successful? Hear from Assistant Dean Kuheli Dutt on how to best craft a compelling diversity statement. Get an expert perspective on how to approach the statement and strategies to participate in authentic experiences that show commitment to diversity. 

“Faculty Job Search Deep Dive: Writing the Teaching Statement”

Description: Coming Soon!

Faculty Job Search Deep Dive: STEM Research Statements Faculty Panel” 

Description: What makes a STEM research statement successful? Hear from recent MIT alumni and current MIT faculty about their experience writing and reading research statements. Learn what to include and what you can leave out. Let the experts take on your questions. Open to MIT Graduate students, Post Docs and Alumni.

“Faculty Job Search Deep Dive: SHASS Research Statements Faculty Panel” 

Description: What makes a research statement successful? Hear from SHASS faculty as well as MIT graduate alumni who have recently found success on the academic job market. Learn about their experiences writing research statements and/or evaluating them as members of a search committee. Get an expert perspective on mistakes to avoid, where to put your focus, and what you can leave out.

Check our website for more Faculty Job Search Series events happening this summer.

MIT ALUMNI ADVISORS HUB - ADVISING OPPORTUNITY FOR MIT STUDENTS

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

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

Find an advisor today!

UPCOMING MIT CAREER FAIRS

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

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

Find out more about career fairs at MIT.

MIT'S IGRAD FINANCIAL LITERACY & CAREER RESOURCES PORTAL

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

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

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

GRADUATE STUDENT CAREER EVENTS - WEBSITE & CALENDAR

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

The CAPD Event calendar can be found here. 

Sign up for the Graduate Student Career Advising mailing list here.

CAPD OFFERS THE VERSATILE PHD RESOURCE TOOL

MIT Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD) is pleased to announce MIT’s subscription to The Versatile PhD, a web-based resource for PhDs considering careers beyond academia. Our subscription, generously supported by OGE, can be accessed by students and alumni via CAPD’s webpage and student CareerBridge accounts. Once students register, they can simply log in to the site directly (www.versatilephd.com)

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