The Picower Institute names Picower Fellows — one in each lab — to a competitive post-doctoral program that gives men and women at various stages of their scholarly biomedical careers an opportunity to pursue training under the mentorship of a Picower faculty investigator in any laboratory in the Institute. Fellows must be persons of exceptional ability, originality, and resourcefulness, and should be of the highest caliber of intellectual achievement. Picower Fellows receive the space, resources and support needed to run their own programs and pursue an independent research agenda, freed from the burden and uncertainty of trying to secure grant funding. This support includes an additional $5,000 of stipend support above the standard Institute post-doc salary, health and other benefits, as well as some research support funding, The fellowship provides additional ongoing career development training and regular networking opportunities to help place them in positions and fields where they can flourish. Meet them here.
Picower Clinical Fellowship
The Picower Clinical Fellowship program enables clinical researchers and/or physician scientists to conduct research at the Picower Institute. The program draws early-career physicians from top teaching hospitals who seek to learn techniques of basic and applied scientific research in Picower Institute laboratories and form close collaborations with Picower scientists. After completing a one- to three-year fellowship, these clinicians will continue their medical careers with the added benefit of a close and collaborative relationship with the Institute, helping Picower scientists translate their scientific findings into medical treatments and therapies for neurological diseases. Meet them here and learn how qualified applicants can become fellows.
Aging Brain Initiative “laCaixa” Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships
In partnership with the “la Caixa” Foundation, MIT offers two fellowships for up to three years for outstanding postdoctoral scholars to study brain aging, memory and/or neurodegeneration-related research in Aging Brain Initiative laboratories across the institute. Preference will be given to graduates from institutions in Spain or Portugal who have a strong record of academic excellence, outstanding PhD research, proven scientific productivity, and evidence of potential in their research paths. For more information please read the full program guidelines.
Building 46 Post-Doc Association
An endeavor targeted to the Picower Institute’s post-doctorate community to provide resources and support to activities that build community and enrich interactions between postdoctoral colleagues and future associates.
Initiated by the Picower Institute for its members, the Post-Doc Association has grown to serve the entire Building 46 post-doctoral community and it continues to expand its partnerships with administration. Throughout the past year the post doctorates convened a series of informal talks, educational seminars and social events.
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience (MCN) Program
Established and led by Picower Investigator Troy Littleton, the Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience (MCN) Program principally spans the Biology and BCS Departments and allows entering graduate students to train in MCN labs in either department. The program also sponsors community building efforts in the MCN area that bring together participating faculty and students from across the campus.
MIT is uniquely situated to provide neuroscience training and research at the bridge of multiple disciplines. With participating MCN faculty located in the Picower Institute, the McGovern Institute, the Whitehead Institute, and the Departments of Biology and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, incoming students have access to many of the top neuroscience laboratories in the world. Innovative neuroscience research is being carried out across these areas, bridging the molecular and cellular field with neuroengineering, systems neuroscience, neurodevelopment and neurochemistry. By bridging research laboratories in multiple departments and centers, the MCN track provides outstanding research and training environments for the top neuroscience undergraduates from around the globe.
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