Program Specific

2020 Aug 03

Teaching in Action [HMS Office for Postdoctoral Fellows]

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Zoom - Register for details

Are you interested in learning new teaching techniques based on learning science? Are you looking for advice on professional growth, the academic job search, and transitioning to a teaching career? 

Simmons University's Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET) and the HMS/HSDM Office for Postdoctoral Fellows is co-hosting "Teaching in Action" on Monday, August 3 from 1-3pm. This interactive program is designed for early career faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. 

The first part of this program will consist of four teaching technique...

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Using Python for Research course

July 21, 2020

After a very successful run of the Using Python for Research course earlier in the summer, we are pleased to be able to accept another cohort for a course run that begins July 31st. The course is based on the Harvard X course of the same name and, in addition to completing those lessons, students meet every Wednesday and Friday for Zoom-based problem solving sessions. A more detailed syllabus and schedule are attached. Interested students should fill out...

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Immunologist - Single Cell Genomics @ Centre for Genomic Regulation

July 21, 2020

The role

We are looking for an Immunologist to lead the interpretation of our efforts to generate an Immune Cell Atlas (Human Cell Atlas Project) and to delineate mechanisms of immuno-therapy (clinical trials). We are looking for an enthusiastic (clinician) scientist, motivated to improve our understanding of immune cell function and to positively impact on patient prognosis. We require a solid background in Immunology and the ability for working in a multi-disciplinary team on collaborative projects.

The candidate will be integrated in the Single Cell...

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2020 Jul 31

Dissertation Defense - John Min (BBS)

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Zoom - Contact for Details

On the advent of CRISPR Gene-Drives and our shared future

Advisor: George Church
Program: BBS

Scientist/Senior Scientist, Immunology @ Third Rock Ventures Company

July 20, 2020

 

The position


A new Third Rock Ventures portfolio company in San Francisco, CA has an exciting and unique opportunity available. We are looking for highly motivated research scientists ready to take on new challenges in their career. We have developed an exciting technology to create a novel class of biotherapeutics that will make a major impact in the treatment of high unmet need diseases like cancer and autoimmunity. This new company offers the opportunity to work with a fun, collaborative, and experienced...

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The Invisible Minority in STEM [Inside Higher Ed]

July 15, 2020

Graduate school is never easy, but as I neared the end of my first year, my Ph.D. training was about to get much harder. It wasn’t that the classes or research were any different. I had simply come to recognize the truth about myself: I was nonbinary, a gender identity sometimes falling under the transgender umbrella. Excited to finally express my true self, I came out to my colleagues and began to pursue my transition. Here I will share some lessons from my own experience as a...

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Seeking an ‘exit plan’ for leaving academia amid coronavirus worries [Nature]

July 15, 2020

The full impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on scientific careers might not be known for years, but hiring freezes and other signs of turmoil at universities have already shaken faith in academia as a career option. As universities try to adapt and survive in a pandemic world, a growing number of PhD students and other early-career researchers will be looking at careers in industry, government and other sectors.

Read more here.

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Postdoctoral Researcher Survey [Nature.com]

July 15, 2020

Nature is encouraging postdoctoral researchers working in academia in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to respond to its first-ever survey dedicated entirely to postdocs, a crucial but often marginalized segment of the scientific workforce. The survey, now accessible at https://go.nature.com/3fDup2u, addresses issues at the heart of the postdoctoral experience, including job satisfaction, career progression,...

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The Business of Biotechnology [RA Captial]

July 13, 2020
RA Capital Management is running a virtual version of our popular "Business of Biotechnology" short course (July 14, 21, and 28), free to accepted applicants. Our application is now open and will close on July 9. 

Our course has been described as "the Freakonomics of the biotech industry" and comes highly recommended by prior students at Harvard, MIT, and throughout the Boston community.


RA Capital's "The Business of Biotechnology”
Virtual Short Course
July 14, 21, 28 (3-5 PM)
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Dr. Samuel M. Nabrit Conference for Early Career Scholars, August 3-5, 2020

July 13, 2020

The second Dr. Samuel M. Nabrit Conference for Early Career Scholars will convene online August 3-5, 2020.

The purpose of this conference is to showcase the research achievements of outstanding molecular life scientists from historically underrepresented groups. Featuring keynote presentations by Breann Brown, Ph.D. (Vanderbilt University) and Saul Villeda, Ph.D. (UCSF), the conference program also includes short talks, small group discussions, poster sessions, a faculty panel and a junior researchers’ roundtable. Speakers will be selected...

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