Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Translational Fellowship at Pfizer

This Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a Massachusetts General Hospital, board-certified or board-eligible physician scientist trained in Psychiatry to spend a period of up to two years working with the Pfizer Neuroscience Research Unit (NSRU) in Cambridge, Massachusetts and performing clinical activities at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

The clinician scientist will have an opportunity to work on different projects as a member of the Pfizer Computational Neuromedicine and Human Biology team that helps to bridge the Pre-Clinical Science and Clinical Development teams. The clinician scientist will also be trained in translational medicine and pharmaceutical industry drug development in preparation for a future role as an industry clinical research leader or academic clinical researcher.

Prior experience in drug development/translational research is not required. The clinician scientists are selected by a joint Pfizer-Massachusetts General Hospital Search Committee and employed by the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital. There is a 75% protected time commitment to the Pfizer NSRU and a 25% commitment to clinical activities at Massachusetts General Hospital within the Department of Psychiatry. The program provides up to $75,000 annual salary support plus benefits. The awardee may receive additional support for course tuition, travel and supplies. Appointments begin on July 1, 2015.


Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Physician scientist who is BS/BE Psychiatrist by July 1st 2015
  • Fellow or Junior faculty in Psychiatry
  • Ability to commit 75% of time to NSRU and 25% of time to MGH
  • Demonstrated excellence in the field of neuroscience

How to Apply


  • Letter of intent (2 pages maximum) describing the relevance of this program to previous experience, research interests, and career goals
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Letter of support from the local Psychiatry Chair
  • Two additional letters of support
  • NIH Other Support – current and pending grants

Program Start Date: July 1, 2015 (2 year program)

Questions about the program can be directed towards:

Maurizio Fava, M.D.
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Tel (617) 724-0838

Please submit your application as one PDF file by Dec. 1, 2014 to:

Andrea Evans
Education Programs Coordinator
Massachusetts General Hospital
Tel (617) 643-9136

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