Volume 24, Number 22

HST Community Notices


The HST Inclusive Teaching and Pedagogy Workshop will be held on March 1st, Wednesday 4-6pm at E25 (room TBD). If you are interested in attending or would like to attend pedagogical workshops in the future, please RSVP here.

Please feel free to reach out to Eva (evacai [at] mit.edu (evacai[at]mit[dot]edu)) if you have any questions, comments, or would like to provide your input on pedagogical development in 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 (aurie[at]mit[dot]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.


Why it’s a problem that pulse oximeters don’t work as well on patients of color

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: Weekly Insight posts can be found here.


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

Course & Academic Resources


HST.590: Beyond HST - Spring 2023
Meets E25-117 Thursdays 4:30–6:30pm

Schedule of Lectures and Course Events:

  • February 23, 2023
    Navigating the world of funding

    Max Cotler: Mechanics of funding 101
    Chris Lee, PhD: Co-founder Despierta VC, (HST Alum)
  • March 2, 2023
    Leading teams through conflict

    David Niño, PhD: Director of the MIT Gordon Leadership Program
  • March 9, 2023
    Emily and Max
  • March 16, 2023
    IP & Technology Licensing

    Steven Hou, PhD, JD: Patent Prosecution Advisor
  • March 23, 2023

    BE Comm Lab
  • April 13, 2023
    Founders in the trenches

    Eric Huang, PhD: First Employee Glympse Bio, CSO Mercy Dx
  • April 20, 2023
    HST Founder Spotlight
    Omar Abudayyeh & Jonathan Gootenberg, PIs AbuGoot Lab MIT<
    Founders: sherlock, ProofDx, Tome Bio


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.

Have you registered for your favorite class yet? Wellness Classes have begun!

View all Community Wellness classes here.

If you are looking for a crash course in sleep, Community Wellness now offers an award-winning student sleep health course, Sleep 101, via MIT Atlas (requires a Touchstone account to view). Topics may each be viewed separately:

  • How to figure out your sleep need and best timing
  • Effects of sleep debt: short-term (days to weeks) and long-term (months to years)
  • Performance enhancement effects of sleep for memory, testing, and athletic goals
  • Sleep and immune system function
  • Quantity and timing of caffeine
  • Alcohol and sleep
  • How lack of sleep reprograms the brain for food cravings and metabolism problems
  • Sleep cycles overview
  • Sleep disorders and issues overview – insomnia, snoring
  • Sleep and safety – applicable to lab safety and drowsy driving

Sleep 101 focuses on quality of life – how to use sleep as a tool to get the most out of school.

The full course takes 45 minutes to complete. Although it is geared toward students, it is applicable to anyone who sleeps. Please get in touch with any questions about Community Wellness sleep programs: 

Zan Barry bars [at] med.mit.edu (bars[at]med[dot]mit[dot]edu)

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

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


The Writing and Communication Center offers free one-on-one professional advice from communication 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.

Schedule Consultations with the Writing and Communication Center!

When: Mon-Fri, 9am - 6pm (except institute holidays)
Location: 18-233 (50 Ames Street, room 233) or by Zoom
Website: https://cmsw.mit.edu/writing-and-communication-center/
Contact: writing-center [at] mit.edu (writing-center[at]mit[dot]edu)

The Writing and Communication Center (WCC) is open for scheduling in-person and remote consultations. We offer free one-on-one help with your written and oral work including research papers, fellowship applications, dissertations, and presentations. We provide support at all stages of the writing and communication process: from brainstorming to the final draft. We can help you make progress through writer’s blocks including procrastination, perfectionism, demoralization, and imposter stress. To learn more about the WCC, check our website and make an appointment at https://mit.mywconline.com. See you at the WCC soon!


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

Upcoming TLL Workshops

Applications for the Spring 2023 Inclusive Teaching Track Open Soon
Applications will open at noon on Monday, March 13 and will close at 11:59 pm ET on Friday, March 17, 2023.

In this track of workshops, we will discuss the relevant scholarly literature as we identify concrete strategies to cultivate equitable and welcoming classrooms where students from all backgrounds can thrive.  Participants will practice reflecting on their own experiences and perspectives while learning effective strategies to be responsive to the diversity in their classrooms. By the end of the track, participants will be able to apply an inclusive-classroom framework to create concrete  and equitable teaching practices and learning activities.

Workshop Schedule
Workshop 1Inclusive Teaching as a Mindset
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023 from 1 - 3pm

Workshop 2Principles and Strategies in Inclusive Teaching
Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 1 - 3pm

Any grad student is welcome to apply. Participants from previous workshop tracks have priority. After that, applicants are selected on a first-come, first-served basis, so please apply early.

Go to our website for information about how to apply.

For 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 (bhansber[at]mit[dot]edu))

Subscribe here to the TLL Newsletter.


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

BridgeResearch: A Networking Event Series

BridgeResearch is a series of networking events for professionals working in clinical and translational (c/t) research at Harvard University and beyond. In these events, hosted by our Postgraduate Education program, attendees are invited to connect with one another while learning more about our program opportunities.

We look forward to connecting with you and expanding our clinical and translational research community together.

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.


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

Conferences, Lectures & Seminars


21 Years of Bringing the Healthcare Ecosystem Together - 2023 Conference Theme: FRONTIERS OF HEALTH
This year, we will be exploring the complexities and innovations within our healthcare ecosystem.

The MIT Sloan Healthcare & BioInnovations Conference is an annual event that brings together industry, academic, investment, and policy leaders from around the healthcare ecosystem to discuss key issues in the healthcare industry. Attendees will enjoy hearing from speakers and panelists from industry luminaries to serial entrepreneurs, whom they can interact with during virtual networking sessions. Finalists for the Sloan Healthcare Innovations Prize (SHIP) pitch competition will also present their winning ideas during the conference. Conference themes vary from year to year, and address the most cutting-edge and pressing issues in the healthcare world.

We are very excited for the Keynotes and speakers coming this year and look forward to a great discussion around the frontiers of healthcare! 

More information can be found here: http://www.sloan-hbc.mit.edu/2023-agenda

The events will be at the MIT Media Lab:

  • SHIP - Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 6pm-9:30pm
  • SHBC - Friday, February 24, 2023 - 8:30am-6:30pm

Tickets can be purchase here: https://shbc2023.eventbrite.com


  • Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • 6:30-8pm
  • Luria Auditorium, Koch Institute Public Galleries (500 Main Street, MIT Building 76, Cambridge, MA), and Zoom

Register on Eventbrite to join us in person.
Register on Zoom for lighting talks only.

Register now to attend the opening of the 13th annual Image Awards exhibition, showcasing a range of investigations and innovations happening in MIT laboratories. From fundamental biological questions to global health challenges, these projects offer a glimpse into the future of biomedical research in cancer and beyond. Join image creators as they illuminate the stories behind their award-winning visuals. Their lightning talks will be followed by an image-viewing reception, informal conversation, and networking.

6:15pm - Doors open
6:30pm - Lightning talks begin
7:30pm - Dessert reception in the KI Public Galleries

This year's event is sponsored in part by FUJIFILM VisualSonics and Emit Imaging.


Are you interested in neuroscience, medical innovation, global surgery, or global health? Mission:Brain @ Harvard Medical School is thrilled to announce our second annual virtual Hackathon, hosted in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, University of Alabama, and the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and sponsored by UpSurgeOn.

mission:Brain, a non-profit organization co-founded by Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa of the Mayo Clinic and Dr. Michael Lawton of the Barrow Neurological Institute, provides neurosurgical expertise and resources to patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers in underserved areas in low/middle-income countries and spreads awareness of global disparities in neurosurgical access. 

The mission:Brain hackathon is a 3-day event where students and faculty from around the world develop solutions to a case from global neurosurgery. Last year, our hackathon was a huge success, with over 300 applicants and 100 participants from 17 countries. For our second annual Mission:Brain Hackathon, we have doubled the number of participant spots to 200. This multidisciplinary event is an unparalleled opportunity to connect, collaborate and create with the global neurosurgery community, and establish lasting relationships while developing solutions to real-world problems. We invite HST students with all academic interests to engage with us. 

For more information, please see the attached flyer. To apply as a participant, use the link hereIf you are interested in serving as a participant mentor for the hackathon (time commitment of 1 hr), please contact aparna_nairkanneganti [at] hms.harvard.edu (aparna_nairkanneganti[at]hms[dot]harvard[dot]edu)


The MIT Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics and the MIT Microbiome Club are proud to invite you to participate in our annual MIT Microbiome Symposium to be held on Friday, April 7, 2023 from 9am-5pm at the MIT Media Lab (E15). Abstract submission is officially open!

The symposium will feature talks from established and young investigators, poster sessions, expert Q&A sessions, industry representatives, and a networking social to close the symposium. For more details, please check out our website. This year we are proud to host Dr. Paul Turner (Yale University) and Dr. Shipra Vaishnava (Brown University) as our two keynote speakers.

To participate in the event:

  1. Submit an abstract! Abstracts can be considered for either a flash talk or poster. Posters will also participate in our annual poster competition.
    The deadline for submission has been extended to next Friday, February 24th. Abstracts will not be accepted after this date. 
  2. Registration (free!) will open in mid-February. Details on registering can be found here on February 10th.
  3. Please tell others about this event! Feel free to circulate this email to others who might be interested.

Please contact cmit.microbiome [at] gmail.com (cmit[dot]microbiome[at]gmail[dot]com) with any questions or inquiries.

Your participation in this symposium is free. Our goal is to showcase the diverse opportunities available in the field of microbiome science, and we hope that you can join us!

We look forward to seeing you in April!


We are pleased to share with you the Call for Papers for the Thirteenth International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society, to be held at UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada, September 14-15, 2023.

The Health, Wellness, & Society Research Network is brought together by a common concern in the fields of human health and wellness, and in particular their social interconnections and implications. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

Sign up for our newsletter, like us on Facebook and LinkedIn, or join the Scholar Community to keep up to date.

Each year the International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society attracts participants from all over the world. Our Program Development team draws on this diversity to craft a rich and distinctive conference experience, with session types and programming explicitly designed to make the most of both online and place-based social knowledge processes.

Special Focus
Digitizing Health and Wellbeing

In addition to the annual focus, we invite proposals addressing one of the following themes.

Plenary Speakers:

Robert Sindelar, Professor and Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of British Columbia, Canada

Ted Schrecker, Emeritus Professor of Global Health Policy, Population Health Sciences Institute, Newcastle University, UK

In Person + Online
You can present and/or attend as an In-Person or Online Only delegate. Our model seeks to transcend physical boundaries by offering a platform to extend in-person conference content online while ensuring online-only delegates are afforded participatory and experiential spaces within the platform. At the same time, the model offers participants a legacy resource to which they can return in the Event application, with access to a social space in our Community application where fellow participants can keep connected long after the conference ends. 

With this step-by-step guide, you can get an insight into the new phases pre/during/post-conference of the conference experience. 

Social Events
Conference Tour: Walking Tour of Vancouver
Join other delegates for a walking tour of Vancouver. You will experience how walkable Vancouver is with some highlights of the downtown and the great views. The tour will also include transportation from the meeting point via Skytrain and water taxi.

Sign Up for Social Events

Companion Journal
All presenters are also encouraged to submit their papers to the companion journal, The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society. Find out more about the journal and submission process.

Important Dates
We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission. 

Upcoming Proposal and Registration Dates

  • Proposal – Early Deadline – February 14, 2023
  • Registration – Early Deadline – March, 14, 2023, Regular Deadline – August 14, 2023

Want to Present in Spanish? Submit Spanish Language Proposal


Hosted by Citadel LLC and Citadel Securities in partnership with Correlation One

We will be running our annual events in-person East Coast Datathon and Virtual East Coast Terminal: 

  • April 21-22: In-Person East Coast Regional 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. APPLY FOR DATATHON!

  • March 20 - 27: Virtual East Coast Regional Terminal

Terminal 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! APPLY FOR TERMINAL!

Admissions are made on a rolling basis, so complete your application before we reach full capacity. 

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at competitions [at] correlation-one.com (competitions[at]correlation-one[dot]com) if you have any questions. Good luck!


A calendar of upcoming events is available here.


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.


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.


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


Computational biology, diving into human spatial transcriptomics

Job description:
Spatial transcriptomics provides rich information for cell-to-cell communication in immunology, oncology, and autoimmune disease.  Recently multiple algorithms have been developed i.e., graph neural network in deep learning (DL) to process spatial transcriptomics and to study disease microenvironment. In Pfizer Inflammation & Immunology (I&I) department, we would like to leverage public spatial transcriptomics data with state-of-art algorithms to build “spatial tissue map” as an autoimmune disease model for target discovery.  The intern will 1) benchmark methods to dissect cell–cell communication (CCC) in spatial transcriptomics; 2) implement the CCC pipeline as our asset; 3) apply CCC pipeline to our internalized spatial transcriptomics datasets to study spatial biology of skin in multiple indications; 4) integrate spatial transcriptomics datasets with in-house single-cell atlas and build disease model and skin spatial transcriptomics atlas.

 Preferred qualifications: 

  • Master or PhD student in Computational Biology, Statistics/ Biostatistics, Computer Science, Physics, or Applied Mathematics.
  • Experience in analyzing genomics data (e.g., spatial transcriptomics, single-cell RNA-seq). 
  • Solid training in machine learning/ deep learning and statistical inference. 
  • Proficient in programing or statistical computing languages (e.g., Python and R). 
  • Knowledge of immunology is a plus. 

If interested, please attach your curriculum vitae and email to kai-chih.huang [at] pfizer.com (kai-chih[dot]huang[at]pfizer[dot]com)


The Hollenhorst laboratory launched Jan 2023. We study glycoproteins that play critical roles in hemostasis and thrombosis (bleeding and clotting). Platelets and coagulation factors are heavily coated in glycans (carbohydrate polymers) which are essential for healthy function of the hemostatic system. We are interested in understanding how these glycans regulate the structure and function of hemostatic glycoproteins, and modulate the anti-platelet immune response. We welcome students who want to perform cutting-edge research using the tools of chemical biology to dissect platelet and coagulation factor glycobiology. Our ultimate goal is to improve the lives of patients with bleeding and thrombotic disorders.

Dr. Hollenhorst values teaching and mentoring, and is deeply commited to fostering the career goals of members of her lab. 

This position is open to Harvard Medical School MD and MD/PhD students from either HST or Pathways. Consideration may be given to medical students from other medical schools on a case-by-case basis. The duration of the opportunity would be expected to range from 3 months to several years depending on the student's career goals. 

For more information about Dr. Hollenhorst, including an email address, please see the following link: 


If you are interested in this opportunity, please email a CV to Dr. Hollenhorst.


The MIT Solve 2023 Global Challenges have launched!

MIT Solve invites anyone from anywhere in the world to submit a solution to this year’s Challenges by 12 pm ET, May 9, 2023. The 40 selected innovators–including eight new Indigenous Communities Fellows–will form the 2023 Solver Class, and pitch their solutions during Solve Challenge Finals on September 17-18, 2023 in New York City. These selected teams will share over $1 million in available funding, take part in a nine-month support program, and join the Solve community made of cross-sector social impact leaders, to scale their solutions.

Solve’s 2023 Global Challenges are: 

Financial Inclusion 

Health in Fragile Contexts

Learning for Civic Action 

Climate Adaptation & Low-Carbon Housing

For its second year, Solve will also select a cohort of entrepreneurs among the 2023 Solver Class to join the Black & Brown Innovators in the US Program. The program offers culturally-responsive support and partnership opportunities, and selected teams will participate in Solve’s annual US Equity Summit. 

In addition to the Global Challenges, Solve is also opening applications for the sixth 2023 Indigenous Communities Fellowship. The Fellowship, which looks for Indigenous innovators in the US and its territories, has now expanded eligibility to Canada.


Looking for Research Fellow for assistance with a clinical trial on multiplexed ventilation 

Backgrounds/Interest: Biomedical Engineering, Respiratory Medicine, ICU Care 

Project Prana, 501c3, is a nonprofit spun out of MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital focused on medical technology development for global health contexts. We are carrying out a clinical trial in India- testing a ventilation multiplexing platform. We are looking for a research collaborator to assist with data analysis and presentation. 

This position is ideal for graduate students, medical students and residents seeking to gain impactful research experience. You will work in an interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs from MIT, Harvard, Harvard Medical School. Work will be remote and is expected to take 4 hours/week over a 2 month time period. 

Interested individuals should email pranaforcovid [at] gmail.com (pranaforcovid[at]gmail[dot]com)


Looking to build your research communication skills?

Excited to compete for hundreds of dollars in prizes?

Participate in MIT's 3nd Annual Research Slam and Three Minute Thesis (3MTTM) competition!

Learn more at our website, and check out and register for events to help you prepare below:

Research Slam 2023 Workshop 2: Deliver to Win: Present Your 3-Minute Talk Effectively

Wednesday, February 22, 2023; 3pm - 4:30pm; Virtual Session

This activity-based workshop will help you build confidence as a presenter and will equip you with life-long tools to deliver your ideas eloquently, engagingly, and effectively


Calling all biotech entrepreneurs! Are you an academic trainee with a genetic medicine idea/business venture?

Nucleate is excited to announce the inaugural Eli Lilly and Company Genetic Medicine Grand Challenge. Lilly will be providing $300,000 in grants to promising projects addressing unmet needs in genetic medicine. The Grand Challenge will accept applications until March 1st, 2023, and selected semi-finalists will have the opportunity to visit Lilly HQ, network with top executives and scientists from the Lilly community, and pitch on stage for their chance to win one of the three $100K non-dilutive grant awards!

We are accepting proposals spanning various categories in genetic medicine, including:

  • Genome engineering
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Delivery/manufacturing
  • An open umbrella category

Researchers interested in being considered for each of The Eli Lilly and Company Genetic Medicine Grand Challenge grants may submit their proposals at this link. Proposals must be submitted no later than March 1, 2023. Affiliation with Nucleate is not required in order to apply.


The Lasker Foundation is offering a career-building opportunity for medical students / biomedical research fellows / grad students in the health professions, et. al.

Medical Essay Submissions [in English] are accepted through March 31, 2023.

Lasker is home of the top US biomedical research prize for 75+ years. In addition, their student essay contest attracts hundreds of talented, early-career medical students and researchers—brings them under the Lasker umbrella — invites them to hone their communications skills — and provides several winners with up to $5000 to offset university expenses (along with a coveted resume-building opportunity).

Further information about the Essay Contest available here

Further information about past winners available here


The Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing (SERC), a cross-cutting initiative within the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, in collaboration with the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, invites MIT students to envision the future of computing.

Tell us your ideas, aspirations, and vision for what you think the future holds. The winning entry of the Envisioning the Future of Computing competition will be awarded a $10K prize. Submissions are due by midnight on February 28, 2023.

Jump to category: The Assignment | Goals of the Prize | Eligibility | Submission Details | Prizes | IAP Workshops & Help | UROP Opportunity | Judging


A research group in MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking volunteer research participants who are willing to undergo a standard ultrasound exam in order to study the effectiveness of a new medical device. The ultrasound exam and study activities will take 90 minutes total. There is also a 30-minute electronic consent Zoom meeting which will be done in advance of the in-person activities. No compensation will be provided.

Participants must be aged 18 to 65. Individuals who are pregnant are asked not to participate in this study.

If interested, please follow this link to sign up for the study.

Please email aprila [at] mit.edu (aprila[at]mit[dot]edu) with any questions.


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 (jlandry[at]mit[dot]edu).


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!


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.

Other financial literacy resources:


Check out the completely free iGrad Financial Literacy platform (offered in collaboration with the MIT Federal Credit Union).

Customized for MIT, iGrad includes 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, and spending-smarts. It is a great financial literacy tool for students and the MIT community in general. Find more information at https://mit.igrad.com/. We encourage everyone to sign up!

OGE website’s Financial Literacy section: https://oge.mit.edu/finances/financial-literacy/

OGE website’s fellowships section: https://oge.mit.edu/finances/fellowships/ including Fellowships Tipshttps://oge.mit.edu/finances/fellowships/fellowship-tips/

Please reach out to the OGE at grad-ed [at] mit.edu (grad-ed[at]mit[dot]edu) with questions about our workshops or our financial literacy resources.

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


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


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 Spouses & Partners Connect - open to all significant others of MIT students, postdocs, and staff 

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Ice Skating Party
Monday, February 13 from 5:30-8pm
Community Ice Skating at Kendall Square, 300 Athenaeum St, Cambridge

Embrace winter with MIT Spouses & Partners Connect! We invite you and your friends and family members to an evening of outdoor fun. Free admission and free skate rentals for all. Bring your own skates if you have them. MIT ID required for free skate rental. Children are welcome! Sponsored by the MIT International Scholars Office. 


Open Recreational Swim for off-campus graduate & postdoc families
Recreational swims are a fun and positive way to practice new skills, be physically active, and spend quality time with family and friends in the pool. This opportunity is cost-free to MIT off-campus families, thanks to financial support from MIT Spouses & Partners Connect.
Register here.

Toddler Time
Wednesdays at 10am at Site 4

All kids from newborn age to 3.5 years old are welcome! You can bring siblings as well. This peer-led group will allow you to meet other parents and children for free play time and other activities. Snacks will be provided. This group is sponsored by Westgate, Graduate Tower at Site 4, and MIT Spouses & Partners Connect.


Weekly Wednesday Meetings
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Professional Opportunities


Postdoc Position Available in the Hollenhorst Laboratory 

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA 

The Laboratory
The Hollenhorst laboratory studies glycoproteins that play critical roles in hemostasis and thrombosis. Platelets and coagulation factors are heavily coated in glycans (carbohydrate polymers) which are essential for healthy function of the hemostatic system. We are interested in understanding how these glycans regulate the structure and function of hemostatic glycoproteins, and modulate the anti-platelet immune response. We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to perform cutting-edge research using the tools of chemical biology to dissect platelet and coagulation factor glycobiology. Our ultimate goal is to improve the lives of patients with bleeding and thrombotic disorders.  

The Institute
The Hollenhorst laboratory is located in the Harvard Institutes of Medicine building, 4 Blackfan Circle, in the center of the Longwood Medical Area. We are a member of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Hematology and Harvard Medical School. We have ties to the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. These institutions house scientific and clinical experts in a wide variety of areas, enabling interactions with a myriad of collaborators and communities. We have access to state-of-the-art facilities for biochemistry, chemical biology, proteomics, genomics, flow cytometry, etc. These rich resources allow laboratory members to thrive and explore novel scientific questions in a supportive and well-equipped environment.

The Candidate
Applicants must have completed or be within 1 year of completion of an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD and have a strong background in biochemistry, chemical biology, cell biology, hemostasis/thrombosis, or a related field. We are looking for enthusiastic, self-directed learners with a strong work ethic and the ability to work in a collaborative manner. Applicants who have published at least one peer reviewed first-author research article are preferred. Candidates should send the following application materials to Ms. Letice Arthur (larthur5 [at] bwh.harvard.edu (larthur5[at]bwh[dot]harvard[dot]edu)): cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of 3 references. 

EEO Statement
Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.


Research Assistant Position Available in the Hollenhorst Laboratory 

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA 

Job Description
The Hollenhorst Lab applies innovative biochemical strategies to study clinically relevant questions regarding the proteins that regulate bleeding and clotting. The goal is to further our understanding of the basic biology of hemostasis and thrombosis with an eye towards questions directly relevant to the care of patients. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to perform experiments under the supervision of the principal investigator or senior lab member. The selected candidate will perform western blots, immunoprecipitation, protein purification, and prepare samples for mass spectrometry analysis. The individual will work with a high degree of independence, organize notebooks and manage data, and perform other laboratory experiments relevant for understanding platelets and coagulation factors. Ideal candidates will have training in wet lab techniques, strong organizational skills, and be motivated to further their career by learning and adopting new skills. While applicants from diverse backgrounds and career stages are welcome, this position is a particularly good fit for individuals who seek a 1-2 year research experience prior to applying to MD and/or PhD programs. The principal investigator will provide direct mentorship, clinical shadowing opportunities, and longterm career advice. 

Research Environment
The Hollenhorst laboratory is located in the Harvard Institutes of Medicine building, 4 Blackfan Circle, in the center of the Longwood Medical Area. Our primary affiliations are the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Hematology and Harvard Medical School. The laboratory works closely with the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and is a member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. These institutions house scientific and clinical experts in a wide variety of areas, enabling interactions with a myriad of collaborators and communities. We have access to state-of-the-art core facilities for glycomics, proteomics, flow cytometry, etc. These rich resources allow laboratory members to thrive in a supportive and well-equipped environment.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Perform routine and non-routine experiments, which are moderate to complex, with increasing independence. These include western blot, immunoprecipitation, protein purification by liquid chromatography, flow cytometry, and preparation of samples for mass spectrometry analysis. (Prior training in these techniques is helpful but is NOT required.)
  • Process platelets and plasma samples from donors and patients.  
  • Maintain long-term tissue cultures of human cell lines, monitor cells for viability and contamination.
  • Maintain a detailed electronic laboratory notebook to reproduce experiments precisely.
  • Consult with the principal investigator and implement adjustments in experimental design. 
  • Prepare laboratory reagents and chemicals, organize storage. Meticulously maintain and update databases of laboratory supplies and storage. Order new supplies on time to maintain inventory. 
  • Oversee the lab’s Institutional Laboratory Safety and Biohazard protocols, amend as needed, and assure that all lab members are familiar with and adhere to the protocols.
  • Perform routine maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment, if necessary.
  • Become proficient in Excel, FlowJo, and GraphPad Prism as needed analyze and critically evaluate data. 
  • Present data and relevant research publications in lab meetings. Help to prepare presentations and written articles for publication.
  • All other duties, as assigned. 

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None 

Working Conditions 

  • Laboratory environment with frequent work with toxic chemicals, biohazards, bloodborne pathogens, and substances emitting unpleasant odors.
  • Work requires frequent standing, walking and frequent lifting or carrying supplies. 


  • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or a related scientific field.
  • Previous experience (6 months+) with techniques in experimental biology, chemistry and/or biochemistry. 


  • Previous work experience in an academic basic science laboratory. 

Skills/abilities/competencies required: 

  • A positive attitude and eagerness to learn.
  • Comfortable with working independently and in a team. Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to learn and perform a variety of laboratory protocols, to identify potential problems and troubleshoot solutions.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to logically present data.
  • Sound judgment regarding time-management and laboratory safety.

EEO Statement
Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability. 

Candidates should send the following application materials to Ms. Letice Arthur (larthur5 [at] bwh.harvard.edu (larthur5[at]bwh[dot]harvard[dot]edu)): cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, college transcript, list of 3 references.


We are pleased to announce that the Mass General Brigham Training Program in Precision & Genomic Medicine, supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), is now accepting applications for the 2023-2025 academic cycle. 

The MGB Training Program in Precision & Genomic Medicine, co-led by Jordan W. Smoller, MD, ScD, and Heidi Rehm, PhD, brings together three outstanding components to build a world-class training program in precision and genomic medicine: 1) an internationally-recognized faculty with expertise in precision and genomic medicine across a broad range of disciplines, 2) outstanding institutional resources bridging clinical, genomic, and data sciences, and 3) deep engagement with cutting edge, collaborative initiatives at the regional, national, and international levels to provide rich training experiences.

Funding is for 2-years and awards cover salary, travel to professional meetings, and other training-related expenses. Trainees will perform research in their respective Mentor’s lab but will participate in all T32 training related requirements (meetings, journal club, etc.)  throughout the Mass General Brigham Healthcare System.

For more eligibility and program information, as well as for a link to application materials, please visit our website at https://cgm.massgeneral.org/training-program/.  

Application materials are due February 25, 2023 at 5pm, and the fellowship term begins July 2023. 

Please direct any inquiries to Program Manager, Marina Wilson (mwilson49 [at] mgh.harvard.edu (mwilson49[at]mgh[dot]harvard[dot]edu)).


We are pleased to announce openings in our Organ Design and Engineering Post-doctoral Training Program (ODET).  This T32 training grant is funded by NIBIB and is based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, with mentors from Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess, Boston Children’s Hospital and MIT, Boston, Massachusetts.

Our goal is to provide multidisciplinary research training to post-doctoral fellows.  Individuals accepted to this program will work in laboratories of Harvard and/or MIT faculty.  An important feature of the program is additional training in an area of expertise outside of their primary research field. Working at the intersection of engineering and developmental/regenerative biology, trainees will learn a new language in translational medicine and ultimately develop a common dialect that effectively bridges different disciplines to create innovative organ designs and find engineering solutions in medicine.  The program utilizes a dual mentor model where fellows spend time in the laboratories of two mentors and are able to facilitate active communication across laboratories, institutions and geographic boundaries. 

We are now actively evaluating candidates for the Program. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2023. Applicants will be selected on a rolling basis. Trainees must be US citizens or permanent residents.  Candidates must have an MD or PhD to qualify.

If you would like more information or know of specific candidates who you would recommend for this training program, please email BWHODET [at] partners.org (BWHODET[at]partners[dot]org).

Joseph V. Bonventre MD, PhD, Program Director
Samuel A. Levine Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Constantine L. Hampers, MD Distinguished Chair in Renal Medicine; Chief, Division of Renal Medicine; Chief, Division of Engineering in Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Luke Lee PhD, Associate Program Director
Professor, Division of Engineering in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Launched in 2021, the Propel Postdoctoral Scholars Program seeks to empower outstanding scientists, prepare future faculty leaders, and create and a community of promising bioscientists from backgrounds historically underrepresented in academia who are interested in becoming faculty. Propel is a 2-year cohort-based program that provides a $80,000 annual salary with benefits and $5,000 supplemental research funds.

Propel is designed to help you thrive in your postdoc and faculty career with programming that supports community-building, career development to navigate the transition to a faculty career, and professional skills like grant writing, science communication, networking, and mentoring.

Eligible applicants are encouraged to stanfordpropel [at] stanford.edu (contact the Propel team) for guidance on preparing a successful application, including connecting with potential mentors.

Propel applicants are:

  • US Citizens, Permanent Residents, Dreamers, or DACA-mented
  • PhD/MD holders by funding start
  • Interviewing/working with a Stanford School of Medicine faculty mentor

Application due June 1, 2023

Apply today


Encora Therapeutics is an MIT spin-out medical device company currently recruiting for our first hire.

Encora, an MIT spinout, has developed a breakthrough wearable medical device aimed at reducing hand tremors in patients with conditions such as Parkinson Disease and Essential Tremor syndrome. These two conditions together affect over 90 million patients worldwide. Our prototypes have demonstrated the ability of our technology to dramatically mitigate tremors and other dyskinesias. Additionally, with extended use, it could potentially “rewire” the brain for long-term therapeutic movement disorder relief via entrainment and neuroplasticity. Everything we do contributes toward our driving mission to help this enormous, underserved population. The company is headquartered in Boston.

About The Team
You will be the first hire of this early stage company, contributing significantly to the company’s product development efforts. The founding team consists of three highly ambitious, energetic, and hardworking MIT engineers. The project is currently in a R&D phase; we are rapidly iterating
and implementing ideas to progressively de-risk our technical, clinical, and market strategies.

About The Role
In this role, you will leverage your experience as a mechanical/electrical engineer to assist in the development of our commercial, clinical, and internal products. More specifically, you will be partly or wholly responsible for: designing and testing products, prototypes, and circuit boards;
programming off the shelf and custom circuit boards; testing products with customers/patients; analyzing data; and other miscellaneous product development work.

Our job description and application form can be found here.


Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Position Type: Full-time

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

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

Position Description

This position is a remote role located in the US, with a preference to reside in the Northeastern US.


Since 1913, the American Cancer Society has been dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer.  BrightEdge is the American Cancer Society’s impact investment and VC arm that seeks to defeat cancer through patient centric innovation. BrightEdge propels groundbreaking solutions to accelerate ACS’s bold vision of ending cancer as we know it, for everyone.

ACS Impact Venture Fund (IVF) represents an evergreen fund investing in the most innovative startup companies developing novel technology-based solutions to advance science, reduce disparities, and promote sustainability. The current fund size stands at $73 million and is targeted to reach $100 million by end of 2023 through fundraising and investment returns. The portfolio currently includes a portfolio of 17 investments across therapeutics, medical device, diagnostics and healthtech.

The BrightEdge team uses a triple bottom-line approach by evaluating mission-driven social impact and financial return potential for investment, in order to help fuel and deliver the Society’s life-saving programs in research, access, and health equity.

The Senior Associate will partner with the BrightEdge Team to source and diligence early stage private company opportunities and provide support to the growing investment portfolio. The Senior Associate will source, track, and evaluate potential investments, conduct in-depth due diligence on both the scientific and business merits of select deals, and develop investment recommendations. In addition, the Senior Associate will curate the deal flow, from initial contact through execution, and will assist with portfolio-related matters.


  • Develop investment views based on innovation trends matched to in-depth understanding of patient-centric unmet need, Including company/technology landscaping activities
  • Source investment opportunities by development of relationships with entrepreneurs, company advisors, scientific founders and co-investors; attendance of networking events, relevant industry conferences
  • Organize deal flow funnel and track/support co-investor relationships
  • Perform due diligence on prospective portfolio companies, including primary and secondary market research, detailed scientific and technical analysis, detailed impact assessment, competitive analysis, investment documentation review, and financial modeling.
  • Generate actionable investment case for mature prospects by completing rounded and integrated analysis
  • Draft prequalification and final investment memos, summarizing all aspects of the investment recommendation to BrightEdge team and the investment committee, and participate directly in investment committee discussions;
  • Support the IVF portfolio, by attending target company management meetings, assisting with quarterly and annual reporting needs
  • Research and generate evidence for ACS’ mission and programmatic activities in impact investment.
  • Ecosystem stakeholder engagement across ACS researchers, professors, research institutions, advisory network; alliance management with innovation partner network. Support ACS fundraising, community development, and donor/investor relations.

Position Requirements


Advanced degree holder (PhD or MD) in oncology-related field. At least 3-5 years of experience in venture capital and innovation (business development, external innovation, strategy consulting) in the biomedical/healthcare industry. MBA desirable.


  • Deep scientific background in life sciences with strong understanding of cancer biology.
  • Prior investment experience in the biomedical/healthcare industry, additional experience in a startup or innovation setting (Business Development, External Innovation, Strategy consulting).
  • Motivated by impacting the lives of patients through biomedical- and healthtech innovation
  • Builds networks - Effectively builds formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.
  • Cultivates innovation - Creates new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
  • Optimizes work processes - Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills— Analytical/evaluative thinker. Excellent attention to detail
  • Capacity to travel up to 25%. Frequent travel to onsite meetings in Boston, MA required.

The full compensation range established for this position begins at a minimum of $120,000 annually.* Actual starting pay may differ based on non-discriminatory factors including, but not limited to, geographic location, experience, skills, specialty, and education.

The American Cancer Society has adopted a vaccination policy that requires all staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (except where prohibited by state law).

ACS provides staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental, retirement benefits, wellness programs, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills. Further details on our benefits can be found on our careers site at: jobs.cancer.org/benefits. We are a proud equal opportunity employer.

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Research Area: Theranostics

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Investigators: Miller, Miles; Ng, Thomas

The Miller Lab in the Center for Systems Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School is looking for a curious and driven postdoctoral research fellow who wants to develop and understand synergistic and translational theranostic approaches for cancer treatment, especially for prostate malignancies, and particularly through the use of targeted external and systemically delivered radiotherapy. Our lab has particular interests in macromolecule drug delivery systems, including nano- and immunotherapy approaches - always with clinical translation potential and relevance in mind.

Ideal candidates should have a background and/or interest in theranostics/imaging, radiobiology, immunology or cancer biology, with expertise in cell culture, flow cytometry, and in vivo mouse models.

Postdoctoral fellows will design and execute laboratory research in support of the lab’s mission to develop novel theranostic approaches for therapy and response monitoring. Creative thinkers who are willing to take risks and define important unmet problems in cancer research within a collegial and collaborative environment are encouraged to apply. Candidates will be encouraged to apply for their own grants with the eventual goal of the fellow launching their independent research career.

A PhD, MD, or MD-PhD is required. Interested candidates are invited to submit application materials consisting of i) a cover letter indicating research background/interests/plan including a statement of impact, ii) a curriculum vitae, to miles.mlller [at] mgh.harvard.edu (miles[dot]mlller[at]mgh[dot]harvard[dot]edu) and scng [at] partners.org (scng[at]partners[dot]org)). References may be requested post-interview.   


Post-doctoral Fellow, Deep Learning for the Microbiome at Harvard Medical School
Post-doctoral positions available (with flexible start dates) to develop novel deep learning approaches to further understanding of the microbiome--the trillions of microbes living on and within us. This fascinating, complex and dynamic ecosystem is crucial for human health, and when disrupted may contribute to a variety of diseases including infections, arthritis, allergies, cancer, heart and bowel disorders. Over the past decade, sequencing and other high-throughput methods have provided data about the microbiome at unprecedented scale.

We are looking for talented and highly motivated post-docs with strong mathematical backgrounds (computer science, computational biology, statistics, mathematics, ecology, physics, etc.) who want to develop and apply novel deep learning methods that will further understanding of the microbiome.  Applications include forecasting microbial population dynamics in the gut for rational design of therapies, predicting the impact of the microbiome on the onset or progression of human diseases, predicting interactions with the host immune system, elucidating host-microbial metabolic interactions, and discovering functions of uncharacterized microbial metabolites and proteins. From the machine learning perspective, areas of interest include:

  • Fully-differentiable interpretable probabilistic models based on relaxations and variational inference
  • Deep Bayesian, dynamical systems and other structured models
  • Neural topic models
  • Deep learning models using sequence information

The position could be a good fit for either someone with a strong machine learning background who wants to get domain-specific research experience, OR someone with a strong mathematical background who wants to get more machine learning experience.

Applicants should have a high level of interest in:

  • Applying new deep learning technologies to biomedical problems.
  • Advancing knowledge of the microbiome and its role in human health and disease.
  • Having your work make an impact on healthcare outcomes.
  • Working on an interdisciplinary team and collaborating with computational, wet lab and clinical scientists.

The candidate is expected to engage with the broader machine learning and computational biology communities by presenting work at top conferences, as well as publishing applications of new methods in high impact journals. Although some experience modeling biological or other complex systems is required, microbiome specific knowledge is not required.

About the lab: the Gerber Lab (http://gerber.bwh.harvard.edu) develops novel statistical machine learning models and high-throughput experimental systems to understand the role of the microbiota in human diseases, and applies these findings to develop new diagnostic tests and therapies. A particular focus of the Gerber Lab is understanding dynamic behaviors of host-microbial ecosystems. Our work in this area includes Bayesian statistical machine learning methods for discovering temporal patterns in microbiome data, inferring dynamical systems models from microbiome time-series data, or predicting host status from microbiome time-series data with human interpretable rules. We have applied these methods to a number of clinically relevant questions including understanding dynamic effects of antibiotics, infections and dietary changes on the microbiome, and designing bacteriotherapies for C. difficile infection and food allergy. We also apply our methods to synthetic biology problems, to engineer consortia of bacteria for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

Environment:  the Gerber Lab is located in the Division of Computational Pathology (http://comp-path.bwh.harvard.edu), which Dr. Gerber heads, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and the Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center (http://metagenomics.partners.org), which Dr. Gerber co-directs. BWH, an HMS affiliated teaching hospital is adjacent to the HMS main quad and is the second largest non-university recipient of NIH research funding. The broad mandate of the BWH Division of Computational Pathology is to develop and apply advanced computational methods for furthering the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. The Division is situated within the BWH Department of Pathology, which houses over 40+ established investigators, 50+ postdoctoral research fellows, and 100+ research support staff. In addition, BWH is part of the greater Longwood Medical Area in Boston, a rich, stimulating environment conducive to intellectual development and research collaborations, which includes HMS, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston Children’s Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.


  • PhD in computer science, computational biology, ecology, mathematics, physics, statistics, or other quantitative discipline.
  • Excellent publication track record.
  • Strong mathematical background with track record developing novel models and methods.
  • Solid programming skills in Python, with PyTorch experience desirable.
  • Experience modeling biological or other complex systems required; microbiome experience desirable, but not required.
  • Superior communication skills and ability to work on multidisciplinary teams.

Email single PDF including cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, brief research statement and list of at least three references to Dr. Georg Gerber (ggerber [at] bwh.harvard.edu (ggerber[at]bwh[dot]harvard[dot]edu)). In your CV, indicate whether you are a U.S. citizen/permanent resident or visa holder (and list visa type).

Research Scientist, Machine Learning for Microbiome at Harvard Medical School
The Microbiome AI/Deep Learning Lab in the Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center and Division of Computational Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School is seeking a scientist with experience in machine learning. You will develop, deploy, and apply machine learning approaches, with a special emphasis on deep learning, to a variety of microbiology data sources. Applications will include forecasting microbial population dynamics in the gut, predicting impact of the microbiome on host phenotype, tracking infections in human populations, elucidating microbial metabolism, and discovering functions of uncharacterized microbial metabolites and proteins. An important component of the position will also include engagement with the broader research community to identify new application areas.

Applicants should have a high level of interest in:

  • Applying new deep learning technologies to biomedical problems.
  • Advancing knowledge of the microbiome and its role in human health and disease.
  • Having your work make a direct impact on healthcare outcomes.
  • Working on an interdisciplinary team and collaborating with computational, wet lab and clinical scientists.
  • Engaging with the broader research community to advance applications of AI/deep learning for the microbiome.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in Computational Biology, Computer Science, Physics, Statistics, Quantitative Microbial Genetics, Quantitative Ecology, or related quantitative discipline, with demonstrated experience in machine learning.
  • Strong publication track record.
  • Programming experience in Python.
  • Experience with Unix, shell scripting, and high-performance computing environments (e.g., SLURM/LSF).
  • Experience with bioinformatics methods and pipelines for next generation sequencing data analysis.
  • Experience with organizing and managing large multi-omics datasets.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience with PyTorch.
  • Experience with microbiology/microbiome applications and metabolic modeling tools.

Email single PDF including cover letter, CV, and list of at least three references to Dr. Georg Gerber (ggerber [at] bwh.harvard.edu (ggerber[at]bwh[dot]harvard[dot]edu)). In your CV, indicate whether you are a U.S. citizen/permanent resident or visa holder (and list visa type).

About the environment: The Microbiome AI/Deep Learning Lab is a newly established initiative within the Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center (MHMC) and the Division of Computational Pathology (DCP) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)/Harvard Medical School (HMS). With recent funding from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the Lab is building a state-of-the-art compute cluster with extensive GPU and CPU nodes, with the objective of making advanced deep learning technologies broadly available to microbiome researchers. The MHMC is a research and core facility that has worked with 100+ groups in the US and internationally to promote understanding of host-microbiome interactions in health and disease, emphasizing a focus on function to define causative effects of the microbiota and to harness this knowledge in developing new therapies, diagnostics and further commercial applications. The DCP is a research division with a broad mandate to develop and apply advanced computational methods for furthering the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. BWH is an HMS affiliated teaching hospital, adjacent to the HMS main quad, and the second largest non-university recipient of NIH research funding.


Postdoctoral training opportunities are available in Biological, Biomedical Sciences, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology.

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 cancer among other diseases. We write to actively invite your graduating or recently graduated PhD students as well as postdocs seeking more experience to apply to be a part of MSK. We’d greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word amongst your students.

At MSK, postdoctoral trainees are embedded in a scientifically invigorating environment in the heart of NYC, an exciting hub for biomedical research. Postdocs would join a vibrant community of nearly 500 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 in SKI and in Memorial Hospital and to peruse currently open positions, please visit our Postdoctoral Opportunities page HERE and the Career portal HERE, where candidates can also upload their CV to be contacted about future opportunities.


The Carolina Cancer Nanotechnology Training Program is an NIH funded 24-36-month mentored training program offered at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with focus area of research on cancer nanotechnology. Join an elite group of scientists and innovators using multidisciplinary concepts and skills to improve cancer diagnosis and therapy based on tools and discoveries made in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

All applicants must be either US citizens or permanent residents.

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

Apply Now!

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

Please refer to the program website for additional details. Any questions or inquiries can be directed to Amy Fry at amy_fry [at] unc.edu (amy_fry[at]unc[dot]edu).


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


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


Please join us for the next HSI seminar MIT Sloan Health Systems Initiative (HSI) Lunch Seminar Series with Gaye Bok

Title: Investing in Digital Healthcare Solutions from a Strategic Venture Perspective

Lunch will be provided


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Meeting ID: 939 6323 4492

Institutional and Strategic Venture investors both seek venture returns on their investments but are otherwise solving for different constraints. Gaye will discuss her venture capital experience investing in digital healthcare solutions for Mass General Brigham

Gaye Bok
Partner, AI and Digital Innovation Fund, Mass General Brigham

Gaye heads up Mass General Brigham’s $30M AI and Digital Innovation Venture Fund (AIDIF) investing in commercial stage digital health companies working with the Mass General Brigham (MGB) system. Prior to joining MGB, Gaye was a venture partner at an institutional venture fund where she was an integral part of the investment team and served as board director on several portfolio companies. Prior to venture investing, Gaye was an experienced commercial and business development executive, focused mainly on developing products and strategic partnerships across several verticals:  chemicals, genomics, biobased energy and biobased products.  

She received an M.B.A. in Finance and International Management from MIT’s Sloan School and an AB from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges. 


Interested in learning about a career in patent law?

Join us for our Industry 101 series event on Tuesday, February 21st, 5:00-6:00 PM over Zoom to learn from Xirui Zhang, Associate at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP (Finnegan), about deciding to transition to IP law after a Ph.D.!

Please RSVP here.


Are you an UndergraduateGraduatePost-DocMBA, or Medical Student looking to connect with recruiters in biotechnology? If you have any interest in the developing biotech sphere, we invite you to join us for the 2023 MIT Biotech Group Career Fair on Friday, March 10th, 2023 at Morss Hall in MIT’s Walker Memorial! This in-person career fair provides a platform for hundreds of students from MIT and beyond to connect with companies across the biotech community.

We are hosting 30+ companies in the largest in-person biotech-focused career fair at MIT. These companies span a wide range, including biotechnology and biopharma, IP and Law, and consulting. To kick off the event, our leadership team will give a few remarks about our group and the Career Fair. After this, all attendees may explore different companies and talk to reps at booths across Morss Hall. 

12 pm: Attendee Sign-in Begins

12:05-12:15pm: Opening Remarks

12:15-4pm: Explore Companies!

Receive access to the Fair and all necessary information by registering today. Upload your resume (optional) to our Resume Book that will be made available to the attending companies. You can also visit our website to learn more about the schedule for the day and the companies attending.

The 2023 MIT Biotech Group Career Fair is free and open to all current MIT Students, Trainees, Affiliates, & Alumni as well as all members of the broader biotech community.

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

Our Fair is organized in collaboration with the MIT Departments of BiologyBiological EngineeringChemical EngineeringBrain & Cognitive Sciences, and the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science at MIT, along with the Harvard-MIT department of Health Sciences & Technology.


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.

You’ll find the latest updates on upcoming workshops in your CAPD Newsletters or you can always check the CAPD Events page. Sign up for our newsletters and automated emails by updating your uConnect profile and preferences.

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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!


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.

2023 MIT European Career Fair - Saturday, February 25, 2023 (9am-4pm - Johnson Indoor Track)

Ever dreamed of working in Europe? Find a great match at the MIT European Career Fair, which is back in person this year! The ECF brings companies and universities from all over Europe—among them, Germany, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland—to MIT.

Find more information at euro-career.mit.edu

RSVP here

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.


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

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

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


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

The CAPD Event calendar can be found here. 

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


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


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