Volume 25, Number 10

HST Community Notices


Excerpted from a message by Dr. Elazer R. Edelman, Director, Institute for Medical Engineering & Science, MIT:

We have good news to share: Jim Collins is one of three 2023 Feynman Prize Winners, who are being honored for their groundbreaking achievements in nanotechnology.

Feynman Prizes have been awarded since 1993 by the Foresight Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of molecular manufacturing and impactful technologies, and are meant “to celebrate both established and emerging talents in the field of nanotechnology, embodying their vision of steering transformative technologies to benefit humanity.”

According to the press release, Jim’s research has “fundamentally shaped the field of synthetic biology with his groundbreaking work on synthetic gene circuits, delivering practical applications in diagnostics and therapeutics…His creation of a genetic toggle switch has pioneered programmable diagnostics and introduced the potential for on-demand production of critical medical supplies, such as vaccine antigens and antibiotics. With accolades like the MacArthur

‘Genius’ Award, Collins synthesizes his roles as an academic and entrepreneur, providing innovative health solutions that span globally and influencing both the scientific and medical communities.”

The winners will be honored at two Foresight Institute’s Vision Weekends, one in France, Nov. 17-19, and one in San Francisco, Dec. 1-3.

Please join me in congratulating Prof. Collins for this wonderful honor!


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 female STEM PhDs are less likely to become new inventors

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.

Course & Academic Resources


The Graduate Program in Engineering Leadership Program is pleased to announce our Graduate Certificate in Technical Leadership Workshop Series for Fall 2023.

We invite you to register and attend our series, which count toward satisfying requirements toward our certificate. The workshops will be held from 5pm-7pm in 32-144 with exception of November 8*, which will be held over Zoom.

GradEL Workshops Fall 2023:

  • Investigating Leadership and Engineering Through Film and Media: The Making of the Atomic Bomb
    Chris Boebel, Producer and Multimedia Development Manager; Andrew Silver, Producer; and David Gute, Professor, Tufts University (November 8, 5-7pm, Zoom)       
    Discuss leadership and moral responsibility around the Manhattan Project through the Oppenheimer film and BBC mini-series.
  • How to Empower and Inspire Yourself and Others When Things Get Tough
    Di Ye, Lecturer, GradEL (November 30, 5-7pm, 32-144)
    Explore coaching tools that will take your performance, relationships, and teamwork to the next level.

*If you are interested in registering for one or all of our workshops, please email Lisa Stagnone alstag [at] mit.edu (lstag[at]mit[dot]edu)


HST.590: The Social Context of Healthcare - Fall 2023
Meets E25-117 Selected Thursdays 4:30–6:30pm

Schedule of Lectures and Course Events:

  • November 9, 2023
    Dr. Haider Warraich; Senior Advisor for Chronic Disease, Food and Drug Administration
    (Full 2 Hours)
  • November 16, 2023
    - No class
  • November 23, 2023
    - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • November 30, 2023
    - Dr. Jim O’Connell; President of Boston Health Care for the Homeless (The social context of housing and homeless in healthcare)
    (Full 2 Hours)


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.


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!


Our Mission
The Teaching + Learning Lab (TLL) partners with MIT educators, staff, and administrators to create a reflective educational environment where students are academically challenged, actively engaged, and personally supported.

Learn More about TLL here

Find information on upcoming TLL programs, speakers, workshops, etc. here.

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.

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


MIT Biotech Group is hosting its Vaccine Development Seminar #3

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2023
  • 4-5pm
  • 56-144

Join us for an educational seminar designed to learn about vaccine development. Industry professionals will discuss their perspectives on the future of the field, potential opportunities, and the role of new technologies in driving innovation. This is an opportunity to learn from those actively shaping this rapidly evolving area.

Please RSVP here: https://mitbiotechgroup.typeform.com/to/Fl6oGZD4


Please join us for an exciting Machine Learning for Health Symposium on December 10th, 2023, at the Intercontinental New Orleans, USA. The registration site is officially open! 

Registration link: https://ahli.cc/ml4h2023/

Program details: https://ml4health.github.io/2023/schedule.html

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are pleased to offer travel grants for early career trainees in need of financial assistance. To be considered for travel support, please complete the form by November 8. Our travel support form can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you at ML4H 2023! 


Vaginal Microbiome and Antiviral Immunity 

Professor Smita Gopinath, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

  • Monday, Nov 6, 2023
  • 4-5pm
  • 66-168

Zoom Alternative: 

Summary: The lactobacilli-dominant vaginal microbiome is a low-diversity ecosystem associated with reduced inflammation, reduced infection rates and healthy pregnancies. Very little is known about the mechanisms underlying these associations. The Gopinath Lab works on defining the molecular mechanisms by which vaginal lactobacilli promote health and protect against infection in the vaginal mucosa

Bio: Dr. Gopinath received her PhD from Stanford University where she studied the immunological mechanisms underlying asymptomatic super-spreaders in a mouse model of chronic Salmonella infection in Dr. Denise Monack’s research group. She did her postdoctoral work with Dr. Iwasaki at Yale University where she uncovered surprising antiviral properties of a commonly used class of antibiotics. Her lab is at the Harvard School of Public Health where they study the role of vaginal microbiome in sexually transmitted infections.


The 32nd Annual Irwin Arias Symposium is only a month away, with a theme of ‘building bridges’ amongst the liver community - across academic, clinical, and translational research teams.

This year we are returning to an in-person event at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA on Thursday, November 16th, and will include 10 prominent speakers, a trainee poster session, and the opportunity for junior scientists to deliver 3 minute MicroTalks as part of the main program.

Notably, after 2 years of virtual Symposia*, we have added a hybrid component for this year, such that 2 of our speakers will be presenting remotely, and attendees will also be able to watch the program live, from anywhere in the world. *Note that the video recording of the 2022 program is also available online. Part 1Part 2.)

We hope you will register today. Our partners at the American Liver Foundation have made the Symposium free of charge to all attendees.
NOTE: submissions for the Poster and MicroTalk sessions must be received by October 31st (extended deadline), as there is a limited number of spaces for both trainee-geared opportunities.

Please join us, and share widely with your networks. We look forward to making this the most engaging Arias Symposium yet!

32nd Annual Irwin M. Arias Symposium

  • Thursday, November 16, 2023
  • Broad Institute (415 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142)

8:30  Arrival and registration
9:00  Sangeeta Bhatia & Wolfram Goessling: Opening Remarks

9:10  Harvey Alter (NIH): Hepatitis C: Then, Now and Beyond

9:35  Charles Rice (Rockefeller University) A New Model for Studying Hepatitis C virus-associated Liver Cancer

10:00 coffee & poster break

10:15 Pamela Hoodless (University of British Columbia): Gene Regulatory Dynamics in Hepatic Specification
10:40 Hien Dang (Jefferson University): Leveraging Splicing to Target HCC
11:05 Kendra Bence (Pfizer): Role of the Hepatokine Inhibin E (INHBE) in Liver-Adipose Interorgan Communication
11:30 3x 3 minute microtalks - trainees (online or in person)

11:45 lunch buffet & posters/judging

1:30  Markus Grompe (Oregon Stem Cell Center): Cell Therapy with Genetically Enhanced Hepatocytes

1:55  Valerie Gouon-Evans (Boston University): Treatment of Liver Diseases with mRNA-encoded Factors

2:20  3-5x 3 minute microtalks - trainees (online or in person)

2:45  coffee & poster break

3:00  Rotonya Carr (University of Washington): Lipid Metabolic Regulators of Steatotic Liver Disease
3:25  David Lloyd (insitro): NAFLD Deconstructed: Use of Advanced Clinical Machine Learning to Reveal Novel Pathobiology
3:50  Irwin Arias (NIH): Hepatocyte Polarity: Neglected, Unique, Complex and Critical

4:15  Closing remarks & poster prizes
4:30  Reception & wine and cheese

5:30  Departure


MLK Scholar Presentation: "Planning in the Native Slipstream: Urban Indigenous Futurisms and Alternative Presents" with Jean-Luc Pierite

Synopsis: Jean-Luc Pierite, MLK Visiting Scholar and President of the North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB), shares his work and interventions engaging with urban planning and Indigenous futurisms. Going beyond nation-to-nation relationships, Jean-Luc interrogates the duty of municipalities to honor relationships with Indigenous nations. Beyond historical obligations, Jean-Luc will share applications of Indigenous futurisms and development of traditional ecological knowledge towards forward thinking landscapes.

Jean-Luc Pierite (member, Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana) is an Indigenous leader, activist, and designer with areas of focus in: supporting distributed networks for education; public policy advocacy for racial, economic, and climate justice; and supporting philanthropic foundations committed to diversity and inclusion. Jean-Luc serves as President of the North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB), since 2017. Based on an over fifty year organizational history, Jean-Luc carries forward NAICOB’s values in fundraising and liaising with community organizations and government agencies. Jean-Luc also serves on the Black Mass. Coalition executive committee in which he advocates for racial and economic justice through targets for public and private sectors. Jean-Luc also serves on the Community Advisory Group for the Nellie Mae Education Foundation supporting K12 students and BIPOC-led organizations. Previously, Jean-Luc worked as the Logistics and Procurement Manager for The Fab Foundation in which he managed inventories of community based digital fabrication labs for distributed educational programming.

Jean-Luc has been awarded with the inaugural LaDonna Brave Bull Allard Science Activist Award at The Global Community Bio Summit which is hosted by the Community Biotechnology Initiative at the MIT Media Lab. He is also part of the Global Community Bio Fellows 3.0 to grow the movement of grassroots life sciences and research, and participates in the BIPOC Makers Collective as supported by Nation of Makers. Jean-Luc previously served as co-convener for the Institute for Collaborative Language Research (CoLang) which fosters relationships between academics and community language activists.

Jean-Luc has earned a Master in Design for Emergent Futures from the Institut d'Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Jean-Luc also earned a Bachelor of the Arts in Humanities with a co-major in Mass Communication and Japanese from Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jean-Luc also earned an Associate of Science in Video Game Design from Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida.

This event is hybrid. Please choose your ticket accordingly.

We are committed to making this event fully accessible to everyone who wants to attend. Please let us know if there is anything you need to participate fully in this event by e-mailing vulfp [at] mit.edu.

Photographs and/or videos may be taken at this event.


To foster learning and inspiration, the Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing (SERC)is hosting a series of fireside chats with industry thought leaders and academic scholars to explore the opportunities and challenges that arise with the broad applicability of computing in many aspects of society.

The inaugural series kicks off on November 8 with Mira Murati, chief technology officer of OpenAI, for a conversation with Dan Huttenlocher, dean of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, about her experience leading the company’s work on Chat GPT, Dall-E, and Codex, and opinions on the social and ethical issues in computing technologies. This is event is free and open to the MIT community.

Event Details

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2023
  • Fireside Chat: 5:30-6:30pm
  • Reception: 6:30-7pm
  • MIT 32-155 (32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139)


We are gathering questions for our speakers before the event, please submit your questions here.


MIT Biotech Group is hosting the Opportunities and Challenges in Drug Commercialization Seminar #3 on Wednesday, November 8th from 4-5 pm in 32-155 (in the Stata Center)!

Join us for an educational seminar exploring mergers and acquisitions in biotech! Through this seminar, we will learn about the multitude of factors biotechnology companies consider when making strategic decisions about corporate development. 

Please RSVP here! Or use the link: https://mitbiotechgroup.typeform.com/to/vIApqQXS

Light refreshments will be provided!


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.

Find out about Brainmap here. Sign up here for our mailing list, in order to receive notices about our upcoming seminars.

Student Opportunities


Get ready for an unforgettable Friday afternoon as Sidney Pacific Graduate Community presents "TGIF Mini Golf"! We invite you to join us for a thrilling mini golf experience that promises fun, camaraderie, and a fantastic start to the weekend. The event is funded by MIT ASA Large Event Fund and is open to the entire MIT community.

  • Friday, November 10, 2023
  • 12-4pm (You can drop by at any time during the event, and each round takes just 20 minutes)
  • Sidney Pacific Courtyard

Event Highlights:
• Mini golf suitable for all skill levels
• Snacks and drinks provided
• Groups of any size are welcome

Bring your friends, colleagues, or come solo for some fun and relaxation. Mark your calendar for November 10, 2023, and make your way to the Sidney Pacific Courtyard for an unforgettable TGIF Mini Golf event. RSVP here for an accurate headcount and free feel to ask questions at spec [at] mit.edu (spec[at]mit[dot]edu). We look forward to having you with us on the greens!


This Saturday, November 4, join the Events Committee for a blast from your past at Forever 5: Under the Sea Edition!

From 1pm to 3pm, Ashdown House's Hulsizer Room will transform into a celebration of childhood with a ton of classic kids' meals, crafts, activities, and games. Munch on dino nuggets and fries, mini pizzas, fruits, veggies, and more! Enjoy delightful desserts including Rice Krispies treats and oyster "pearl" cookies! Engage with activities such as constructing (kinetic) sandcastles, creating sand art, making sea glass mosaics and seashell jewelry, "fishing," and building with LEGO bricks! 

This event is sponsored by the GSC Funding Board and is open to all members of the MIT Community, so be sure to bring all your friends! (We will have a TON of food and supplies, so please stop by!) 

Please let us know if you'll be coming by RSVP'ing here.


The Annual GSC Ski Trip returns January 26-29, 2024

Ticket sales BEGIN on Wednesday November 8th at 8AM!
Early bird tickets start at $350 for 3 days of skiing + lodging + an exclusive waterpark party.

The 2024 GSC Ski Trip will happen January 26-29, 2024 at Jay Peak, Vermont. 
Early bird ticket prices are extremely limited!

Link for Ticket Sales: https://cglink.me/2cy/r914426 

  • ONLY grad students, post-docs and their guests are eligible.
  • ONLY those over 21 years of age are eligible (IDs will be checked at the bus).

We are looking forward to another amazing trip this year. We hope to see you there!


This fellowship supports one year of translational research for either a senior graduate student or a postdoc who is interested in commercializing their technology-based idea as an entrepreneur when they leave MIT. The recipient(s) will be selected by a competitive application process and will receive one full year of funding, with the intent of completely liberating the chosen researchers to do whatever is needed to make their entrepreneurial launch most successful. The ideal applicant will have done some preliminary work on commercialization in partnership with one of our campus mentoring programs such as the Deshpande Program, Translational Fellows, iTEAMS, VMS, Sandbox, iCorp, Trust Center, DesignX, etc., but if you can make a strong case for yourself we are also open to other applicants.

If you wish to apply, the first step would be to submit a one to two-page white paper through the Fellowship's website.  The deadline will be November 22.  The white paper should outline your project, progress so far, and what you would hope to accomplish with a year of dedicated time.  If you are a graduate student, your faculty advisor will also be asked to send a quick sentence or two confirming that this project is aligned with your thesis and will not substantively change your time to degree. I will review these proposals with a small group, and we will let you know if you have been selected to present to the final selection committee.  

Please reach out directly to Michael Cima mjcima [at] mit.edu (mjcima[at]mit[dot]edu) if you have any questions about this opportunity.


MindHandHeart is excited to share more MIT Values programming with the community. Our next MIT Values event will focus on "Excellence + Curiosity" and is centered around MIThenge, the annual alignment of the sun down the length of the Infinite Corridor.

On Wednesday, November 8th at 3:30pm, MindHandHeart welcomes EAPS Professor Richard P. Binzel to begin the celebration of Excellence + Curiosity with a lecture in 10-250From Stonehenge to MIThenge: Revealing Our Place in the Universe Through Cosmic Alignments. In this talk, he will examine what factors create this curious local alignment, but more importantly, explore how cosmic alignments are essential tools for understanding our place in the Universe. This lecture will take place in 10-250 and will be followed by a reception in the Bush Room (10-105) from 4:30-5:30pmRegister here.

On November 9th, Professor Binzel will be hosting space-walking tours through the Infinite Solar System. The tours will meet in the Building 7 Lobby on the 3rd floor, with two different start times: 2pm or 3pm. Each tour is limited to 25 people. To register please sign up here. 

During the solar phenomena itself, MindHandHeart will be encouraging community among observers by providing refereshments immediately after MIThenge concludes on November 10th and November 11th. We encourage you to stop by our tent on Eastman Court on Friday, 11/10 for sweets and seasonal drinks. On Saturday 11/11, we invite you to an informal closing reception in the Bush Room (10-105). No sign-ups are required for either reception, and all community members are welcome! 

We hope to see you there! Please reach out with any questions or accommodation requests at mindhandheart [at] mit.edu (mindhandheart[at]mit[dot]edu).


The Institute Discrimination and Harassment Response office (IDHR) is currently recruiting volunteers for our Student Liaison group.

Student Liaisons are Undergraduate and Graduate Students from across the institute who provide feedback and input to IDHR. We are actively seeking Graduate Students who can balance our group and provide the essential viewpoints of our Graduate population.

Students who are interested in applying or learning more information can visit this link.


SERC & the PKG center have teamed up to offer the below IAP internships!

Data and Tech Intern The Engine Room | Co-Sponsored by SERC

Brief introduction of The Engine Room:
The Engine Room is a globally distributed non-profit organization that brings together dedicated activists, researchers, technologists, and community organizers. Since its inception in 2011, The Engine Room has lent its expertise to over 500 organizations worldwide. Our primary vision is to aid social justice movements in harnessing technology and data safely and strategically, while minimizing the vulnerabilities inherent in digital systems. Additionally, we offer both light-touch and intensive pro bono support for partners in regions like Latin America and Africa, while also providing research and consulting services for well-funded entities. 

Program Overview: Our Light Touch Support program, plays a vital role in our direct support to partners. We gather reporting data monthly from our partner support, which contains insights into our support including trends we see in different areas. 

Position Overview: We're looking for someone who can dive deeply into our reporting data and find creative ways to tell stories from it. This could also be through automated data and text analysis of the documentation we have. There are also opportunities we want to explore around automating our current data processes and streamlining our data analysis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Data Analysis and Interpretation: Analyze monthly reporting data from the Light Touch Support program, uncovering trends, patterns, and stories.
  • Reporting & Visualization: Utilize visualization tools to depict data in ways that are meaningful and accessible to stakeholders.
  • Automation & Process Improvement: Help us to rethink our current spreadsheet-based reporting system. Propose and implement alternate creative solutions.
  • Programming: Use light programming to enhance and automate data analysis processes, ensuring that our data tools are as efficient and effective as possible.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with our team to understand our goals, challenges, and opportunities. Share findings and collaborate on implementing new data processes

Preferred skills, qualifications and other requirements:

  • Data Analysis: Experience working with data sets, data cleaning and formatting
  • Data Visualization: Experience with data visualization tools like Tableau or similar
  • Programming: Light programming skills, preferably in Python, to automate tasks and manage data.
  • Spreadsheet Skills: Strong skills in using and working with spreadsheet data
  • Critical Thinking: Ability to analyze data, identify patterns, and think strategically.
  • Team Player: Comfortable working in a collaborative team environment, sharing insights, and receiving feedback.

Application Deadline: November 4, 2023

User Research Intern iCivics | Co-Sponsored by SERC 

About the role the iCivics team seeks a bright and enthusiastic intern to support user research, UX and UI work for our products and website. You will gain skills in user research, user experience design, visual design, and project management as you help our team envision the future of the iCivics experience for teachers and students. Expertise or interest in accessible design is a plus. 

A few basics:

  • This role is on the Product team
  • You’ll be reporting to Libby Falck
  • We anticipate you’ll be working 30+ hours per week
  • This will be a remote role
  • We anticipate that your work hours will be flexible
  • The key function(s) of this role call for user interviews, usability studies, creating prototypes and mockups, analyze data, and writing research summaries
  • The most important skill(s) we are looking for in this is 
    • Detail and process orientation
    • Interviewing and research skills
    • Project management

 Some key tasks this intern would be working on include:

  • Engage with a dynamic team of users, curriculum writers, and technical staff to align organizational needs with user needs
  • Assist in conducting qualitative and quantitative research, including interviewing users, coding transcripts, preparing workshop materials, and writing research summaries
  • Test ideas with users using low-fidelity prototypes and mockups
  • Create wireframes and high-fidelity mockups for the iCivics website and products
  • Other tasks as assigned

 Project Examples (for j-term/full time interns)

  • Design an interview script and conduct user interviews to gather feedback on product mockups; summarize results
  • Map the UI of a competitor’s website and analyze feature performance; summarize findings
  • Analyze google analytics and support data to identify trends in user behavior and needs

Some key experiences that would be helpful for someone who thrive in this role include:

  • Have a passion for civics, K-12 education, equity, and design
  • Be able to dedicate 10+ hours/weekly to iCivics research efforts via a virtual setting
  • Be self-driven, responsible, and detail-oriented
  • Enjoy fast-paced work environments and changing tasks
  • Experience with Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides) and Figma preferred.

 Application Deadline: November 5, 2023


I am collecting interest in starting an MIT (and possibly Harvard via HST) chapter for the Aerospace Medicine Student and Resident Organization (AMSRO), which is the student component of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA), under the advising of Professor Lonnie Petersen of the Aerospace Physiology Laboratory.

The goal would be to build community across schools, departments, disciplines, and laboratories for the field of Aerospace Medicine. Furthermore, I would hope to create a community that spans undergraduates, graduates, postdocs, medical students, and residents. MIT has continued to play a major role in the field of Human Spaceflight across several decades, and considering our partnership with Harvard through the Health Sciences and Technology program, I believe we have a significant but dispersed population within this small field across several levels of schooling that could benefit from coming together and being recognized as a formal chapter. 

If an MIT-Harvard AMSRO chapter is something you would be potentially interested in joining, or would even assist in leading/starting as an exec member, please fill out this form.

Furthermore, if you have recommendations for how to go about starting this, such as other potentially interested groups outside of MIT AeroAstro, I, limited to the undergraduate perspective, would greatly appreciate the advice.


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.

Some current positions are listed below; find more info on each position 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 Website: https://mitac.mit.edu/
  • 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!

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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.  


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Professional Opportunities


Postdoc or Research Assistant Positions at the Intersection of Single Cell, Multiomics, Spatial Genomics and Predictive Spatiotemporal Modeling

The Qiu Lab, set to commence on December 16, 2023, within the Departments of Genetics and Computer Science (Courtesy) and the Basic Science and Engineering (BASE) Initiative of Stanford University, is in search of exceptional experimentalists or technology developers. We welcome applicants with expertise in genomics, bioengineering, developmental biology, synthetic biology, or closely related fields. While our primary interest is in post-doc level candidates, undergraduates and master's research assistants are also encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will demonstrate a solid grounding in molecular biology, single cell, multiomics, spatial genomics assays, genetic editing, and other pertinent experience areas, including cell culture, imaging, mouse work, Perturb-seq, lineage tracing, nanopore sequencing, cardiovascular diseases, and more. Our goal is to apply and develop next-generation experimental tools for emergent single cell and spatial genomics technologies, focusing on dissecting the molecular mechanism during development and diseases such as embryogenesis, hematopoiesis, heart organogenesis, and congenital heart disease. An ideal candidate will not only bring a rich experimental background but will also exhibit a collaborative spirit, enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research, and an appetite for pioneering new research domains in genomics.

The Qiu Lab at Stanford is a brand-new lab that previously made significant contributions to the development of novel predictive computational tools in single cell and spatial transcriptomics. Representative publications include Spateo: Qiu et al., bioRxiv, Stereo-seq: Chen et al., Cell, 2022; Dynamo: Qiu, Zhang, et al., Cell, 2022; Monocle 2: Qiu et al., Nature Methods, 2017a/b. We pride ourselves on our aptitude for developing innovative and foundational algorithms and software that combine advanced genomics approaches with advanced machine learning, dynamical systems, and other systems biology approaches to learn data-driven models to push the boundary of technology and biology and to eventually empower biologists to gain mechanistic and predictive insights of cell fate transitions in development and diseases. The chosen candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of biologists, engineers, machine learning experts, mathematicians, and physicists. We offer an enriching training environment where post-docs, students, and other members can grow into leaders in both academia and industry.

We offer a highly competitive salary, adjustable based on the candidate’s training level. The candidate will need to primarily work in the lab located in Stanford's picturesque main campus, which is also close to Silicon Valley, a hub for biotechnology, engineering, and computer science. If you are interested in this position and would love to become a founding member of a new lab, please email your CV and a cover letter that briefly describes your previous research, your future research goals, as well as your passion for your research career to Dr. Xiaojie Qiu at xiaojie [at] stanford.edu and xqiu [at] wi.mit.edu. Kindly include the contact information of three referees.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion are core values of Stanford and the University is committed to non-discrimination in employment.


Postdoctoral research fellowship to study the role of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) in mediating barrier tissue homeostasis and tissue repair, as well as its role in tumorigenesis and cancer immunity. The project will focus on the evaluation of AHR as a modulator of mucosal immunity, protein interaction networks, cell metabolism, and tissue repair using animal models of colitis, gut barrier injury, and gut organoid assay systems (Science Advances 2020; 6:eaay8230). Opportunities also exist to investigate the role of AHR in modulating the tumor immune microenvironment. The candidate is expected to closely interact with an interdisciplinary team of immunologists, medicinal chemists, GI pathologists, and biomedical engineers. PhD in immunology, molecular or cell biology or related discipline required. Submit CV and the names of three references to Elliot L. Chaikof, MD, PhD echaikof [at] bidmc.harvard.edu (echaikof[at]bidmc[dot]harvard[dot]edu).  


Integrate knowledge from immunology, protein interaction networks, and cell metabolism to define mechanisms that underly epithelial repair and restoration of gut barrier integrity. 

  • Initiate and direct experiments that utilize murine models of colitis and other models of gut barrier injury. 
  • Opportunities also exist to investigate the role of AHR in modulating the tumor immune microenvironment. 
  • Apply a variety of in vitro tools, including organoid assays and conduct molecular and cellular bioassays, flow cytometry, as well as other assay systems.  


  • Requires a PhD in immunology, biological and biomedical sciences 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, as well as for cancer immunotherapy.  
  • Experience in cell and molecular biology, flow cytometry, other complex bioassays, as well as in vivo studies using mouse models.  
  • Must be an energetic, out-of-box thinker with positive attitude. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required, as is the desire and ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment. 
  • Expert knowledge of scientific principles and concepts. Demonstrated success as exemplified by peer-reviewed publications, scientific creativity, and independent thought.    

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

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


Clinical Research Coordinator
We are seeking a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital / Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

The CRC I will mainly record and analyze human electroencephalography (EEG) and MRI-navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) data. Other types of recordings may include MRI, fMRI, diffusion MRI tractography, MEG, and behavioral recordings. In addition, the CRC I is responsible for recruiting and scheduling participants, obtaining consents, maintaining files, data management, data cleaning, quality assurance, and some analysis duties, as well as generating correspondence, reports, and graphics. This requires training and experience, a detail-oriented personality, learning to use complex devices, and excellent organizing skills.

You will be working as an integral member of an experienced team, reporting directly to the Martinos Center TMS Core leadership. The position will give world-class experience in multimodal human brain stimulation and imaging.

This would be an ideal opportunity for someone bound for graduate school in fields related to neuroscience, or for a candidate preparing for a laboratory staff position.


Research Technician
We are seeking a full-time Research Technician at Massachusetts General Hospital / Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

The Research Technician will mainly record human electroencephalography (EEG) and MRI-navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) data. Other types of recordings may include MRI, fMRI, diffusion MRI tractography, MEG, and behavioral recordings. In addition, the Tech is responsible for recruiting and scheduling participants and managing instruments, obtaining consents, maintaining files, data management, data cleaning and some analysis, as well as generating correspondence, reports, and graphics. This requires training and experience, a detail-oriented personality, learning to use complex devices, and excellent organizing skills.

You will be working as an integral member of an experienced team, reporting directly to the Martinos Center TMS Core leadership. The position will give world-class experience in multimodal human brain stimulation and imaging.

This would be an ideal opportunity for someone bound for graduate school in fields related to neuroscience, or for a candidate preparing for a laboratory staff position.



The American Cancer Society BrightEdge has an open application period for its Entrepreneurs Program. 

More info and application can be found at: Home | BrightEdge (acsbrightedge.org)

The application period closes on November 17. 


Columbia Threadneedle Investments, the global asset management subsidiary of Ameriprise Financial, is seeking a Biopharmaceutical Analyst to be based in Boston, MA or New York, NY.


  • Conduct primary research on the broader industry and specific companies through key opinion leader calls, earnings calls, management interactions, company visits, medical meetings, and sell-side events.
  • Find clinically relevant innovations that could lead to large market opportunities.
  • Formulate hypothesis on therapeutic innovations and identify investment ideas that can best leverage the hypothesis.
  • Identify and maintain clinical catalyst calendar including clinical trial data, regulatory events or other important events relevant to the industry.
  • Proactively work with healthcare team analysts and portfolio managers to formulate thesis on investment ideas.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of dedicated clinical, laboratory or patient care experience at an academic institution or industry participant such as a drug development company or contract service clinical provider

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MD/PhD or equivalent in the sciences, clinical science or medicine
  • MBA and/or CFA
  • 7-10 years' experience preferred.
  • Tacit understanding of clinical trial design and drug pathways
  • Ability to analyze preclinical and clinical data and adjudicate trial conduct.
  • Strong analytical and statistical skills
  • Experience as a buy-side equity analyst
  • Ability to create detailed financial models, valuation analysis, and written reports to support stock recommendations.

About Our Company
We’re a diversified financial services leader with more than $1 trillion in assets under management and administration. Our team of 20,000 people in more than 20 countries advise, manage and protect the assets and income of more than 2 million individual, small business and institutional clients. We are a long-standing leader in financial planning and advice, a global asset manager and an insurer. Our unwavering focus on our clients and strong financial foundation connects each of our unique businesses - Ameriprise Financial Services, Columbia Threadneedle Investments and RiverSource Insurance and Annuities. Here, we foster meaningful careers, invest in the future, and make a difference for clients, institutions and communities around the world.

Additional information: Senior Analyst Biopharmaceutical, Boston, Massachusetts / New York, New York | Ameriprise Careers


A joint project with FDA-NIOSH is open. It requires rapid action to fill a position that would be a type of ORISE fellowship (2 years).


The posting  is written in broad terms and does not include all the specifics and is written with emphasis on the protective equipment side. Depending on qualifications of the fellow, the project will include work with BSL1 or 2 organisms and fluorescence/RNA technology developments in addition to nano- or micro-particles and complex fluids to address a number of fundamental questions on the fragmentation from human-like exhalations and their persistence. 

The fellow will in practice spend a lot of time in our Fluids and Health Network at MIT (and primary The Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory at MIT for biological work) and rest of the time in other labs at MIT-IMES and FDA in MA  and with our collaborating team involving NIOSH as well. 

Expression of interest are time-sensitive and can be done via the submission site or email to bgadmin [at] mit.edu (bgadmin[at]mit[dot]edu) are needed this and next week as the posting will close imminently. 

For questions about the position and project contact bgadmin [at] mit.edu (bgadmin[at]mit[dot]edu).


Northwestern University, in collaboration with the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago), announces several post-doctoral fellowship positions. All positions are two-year, full-time fellowships that provide an opportunity for individuals who have completed a PhD or other terminal degree to gain expertise and experience in health services research broadly, with the goal of preparing for a scholarly career. All openings are funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research; research activities must relate to NIDILRR’s Long Range Plan.

Information about and application requirements are available on the Integrated Program in Health Services and Outcomes Research website: https://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/sites/cehs/fellowships/index.html

Contact Allen Heinemann at 312.238.2920 or a-heinemann [at] northwestern.edu (a-heinemann[at]northwestern[dot]edu) for questions about eligibility and program fit. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Northwestern University and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab are affirmative action, equal opportunity employers.


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 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


Got an idea for a startup? Meet with Northpond Labs!

Interested in starting a company focused on the life sciences?

Join us for a networking lunch with members of Northpond Labs, a venture capital company partnering with MIT to turn early-stage ideas into companies ready for seed-stage funding.

  • Thursday, November 9, 2023
  • 12-1:30pm
  • 68-180
  • RSVP at mit-northpond-program [at] mit.edu (mit-northpond-program[at]mit[dot]edu)

Who should attend: PhD students, postdocs, and research staff who want to learn more about the process of starting companies.


We are so excited to announce the HBC's flagship event Career Fair will be returning in November. Since 2014, this annual event has been helping graduate studentsmedical studentsresidents, and postdoctoral fellows connect with recruiters and find their dream jobs. Last year, we had 40+ companies and 1000+ attendees joining the Career Fair. The 2023 Career Fair is open to all Harvard and non-Harvard students and trainees seeking jobs in various science-related sectors!  

November 6, 2023 (Monday), 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Where (In Person)
New Research Building, Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

Free and Open to all Harvard and non-Harvard students and trainees!

Keynote speaker
Mathai Mammen, MD, PhD
Chairman and CEO, Fog Pharma & Former Executive Vice President, Pharmaceuticals, R&D, Johnson & Johnson

Is your company interested in registering? RSVP HERE 

More Information HERE 

For companies: Table setup will start at 9:00 AM

For attendees: Registration will start at 9:30 AM

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to harvardbiotechclub [at] gmail.com (harvardbiotechclub[at]gmail[dot]com) or Career Fair Directors Senmiao Sun(sun_senmiao [at] g.harvard.edu (sun_senmiao[at]g[dot]harvard[dot]edu) ) and Yasmine Ayman (yasmineayman [at] g.harvard.edu (yasmineayman[at]g[dot]harvard[dot]edu))


Graduate Student Career Exploration Grant

For the second year, MIT’s Career Advising and Professional Development office is excited to offer a grant to help graduate students complete underfunded IAP internships. I would greatly appreciate it if you could share information about this resource with your members or students you work with. You can simply copy and past the message below to share.

Consider applying for the Graduate Student Career Exploration Grant! It'll help you...

  • Leverage an opportunity to complete a short term experiential learning opportunity outside of academia
  • Explore potential jobs in industry, build your professional network, and develop professionally
  • Develop the skills you’ll need to find a job once you’ve completed your degree

The grant was created to help graduate students cover the cost of completing a one-month underfunded domestic internship over IAP in a career field they would like to explore further.

Applications reviewed on a rolling basis until Nov. 15. Learn more and contact tsookhoo [at] mit.edu (tsookhoo[at]mit[dot]edu) with questions.  Check previous recipients’ profiles to see example internships.


The Advanced Professional Degree (APD) recruiting team is excited to share our March APD recruiting newsletter with you. Below you’ll find more information about our upcoming virtual recruiting events, including details for our flagship programs - Insight & Diversity Connect! Scroll down for more information.

Virtual Events
Join us for our upcoming virtual events! Stay up to date with our full list of events by clicking here.

You can view a full list of upcoming affinity-specific events here.


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.

Have questions? Contact us.


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.

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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