Launch of 2019 Broad Trainee Retreat

Save the date! The Broad Institute Trainee Retreat will be held at the Samberg Conference Center at MIT on October 1, 2019.

The retreat will include scientists from MIT and Harvard communities representing over 1300 trainees. This retreat will give Broad Institute postdocs and graduate students the opportunity to step away from their work and learn about their career perspectives. Science is changing rapidly and the opportunities offered to doctorates are numerous. The type of scientists, the way of doing science, the collaborations between industry and academia and the career paths have changed drastically in the recent years. Therefore, the goal of this retreat is to demonstrate to trainees all the potential of their graduate studies and help them find the career path that suit each of them the most.

BWH and Broad Institute Fellowship Opportunity: Sperling Family Fellowship in Precision Healthcare

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Brigham and Women’s Hospital are pleased to announce a new fellowship opportunity. The Sperling Family Fellowship in Precision Healthcare will leverage the strengths of two world-renowned institutions— the superb clinical care, expert bioinformatics, and rich data sources of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the basic science, computational, and genomics sophistication of the Broad Institute – to advance a translational research project with the potential to transform how we care for patients.

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“After the PhD/Postdoc: Positioning Yourself for Success” January 26

How can you maximize your time in graduate school and/or during postdoctoral training?  What strategies can you use for landing the right occupation?  This presentation will provide an up-to-date assessment of the current career landscape facing science PhDs. Author Melanie Sinche will share proven strategies based on her research and profiles of science PhDs across a wide range of disciplines. Her research identified transferable skills from PhDs and career paths in a range of options, including education, industry, and non-profits.

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RCR Training: “Navigating Mentoring Relationships” January 9

You are invited to the next session of Responsible Conduct of Research Training:

“Navigating Mentoring Relationships”
Date: Monday, January 9, 2017
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM
Location: Monadnock Room (2nd Floor, 415 Main Street)
Speakers: Bruce Birren, PhD and Rachel Gesserman


Light refreshments will be served.

Broad Institute’s Office for Sponsored Research RCR (Responsible Conduct of Research) training provides a curriculum covering major areas of research ethics and integrity. In addition to the CITI RCR module, it is mandatory for all postdoctoral scholars whose primary appointment is at the Broad and for principal investigators with fewer than five years experience as a PI or project leader.

Upcoming sessions include:

  • Conflict of Interest & Commitment – March 6, 2017, 3:00-4:30 PM
  • Data Sharing and Data Security – April 19, 2017, 3:00-4:30 PM