Anne B. Young, MD, PhD, Neuroscience Translational Medicine Fellowship

Academia and industry collaborate through this early-career fellowship, training clinician-scientists to rapidly and efficiently translate advances in neuroscience into treatments for people with neurological disorders.

Anne B. Young, MD, PhD, Fellowship in Therapeutic Development

Massachusetts General Hospital is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for a joint MGH/Biogen Idec training program in translational neuroscience, beginning July 1st, 2014

This two-year, clinician-scientist program is open to young neurologists. Awardees will receive an exceptional training experience for drug development, capitalizing on the expertise of those at Biogen Idec and Mass General. Applicants from outside institutions are encouraged to apply.

The objective is to train clinician-scientists to rapidly and efficiently translate advances in neuroscience into treatments for people with neurological disorders.  The awardee will learn about the entire life cycle of therapy development from industry and academic perspectives.  This includes, but is not limited to, therapy selection, biomarker development, trial design and operations and regulatory science.  This didactic, hands-on training program will increase the number of clinical investigators who are well trained and passionate about drug development in the neurosciences.

Each awardee will develop a research project under the guidance of a mentoring committee that includes at least one Biogen Idec and one Mass General mentor.  Awardees are expected to present their work in regular meetings and to publish results of their research in peer-review journals.  Awardees will spend time both at Biogen Idec and Mass General.

The program provides up to $80,000 annual salary support plus fringe benefits.  The awardee may receive additional support for course tuition, travel, computer and supplies.  Additional support of his/her clinical research project may be available depending on the research project.

Eligibility

  • Physician scientist pursuing a career path in neuroscience translational research.
  • Fellow or junior faculty in Neurology.
  • Identified a mentor at Mass General with whom applicant will develop a research project during the program.
  • Availability of 60-80% effort

Applications

Applications are due by November 15th, 2013, and must include the following:

  • Anne B. Young, MD, PhD Neuroscience Program application form.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Letter of interest outlining career goals and why and how the program would advance these career goals (2 pages maximum).
  • Letter of support from mentor confirming mentorship with the applicant, space and resources.
  • Two additional letters of reference.
  • Other support report - Current and pending grant support information.
  • Non-US Citizens must include proof of Visa status.

Please submit your applications by e-mail, in PDF format by November 15th, 2013 to Francine Murphy at fmurphy@partners.org

Applications will be treated as confidential documents.  Questions about the program can be directed to:

Merit Cudkowicz, MD, MSc
Chief, Department of Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital
mcudkowicz@partners.org
617-724-1873

Successful candidates for this program will fit the following description:

•    Board Certified physician-scientist pursuing a career in neuroscience translational research
•    Fellow or junior faculty in a Neurology Department*
•    Identified a mentor at Mass General with whom the applicant will develop a research project during the program
•    Availability of 60-80% effort

* Applicants from outside institutions are encouraged to apply.

Each awardee will develop a research project under the guidance of a mentoring committee that includes at least one Biogen Idec and one Mass General mentor.  Awardees are expected to present their work in regular meetings and to publish results of their research in peer-review journals.  Awardees will spend time both at Biogen Idec and Mass General.

Applications will be kept confidential.

Applications must include the following:
•    Anne B. Young, MD, PhD Neuroscience Program application form
•    Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
•    Letter of interest outlining career goals and why and how the program would advance these career goals (two pages maximum)
•    Letter of support from mentor confirming mentorship with the applicant, space and resources
•    Two additional letters of reference
•    Other support report - current and pending grant support information
•    Non-US Citizens must include proof of Visa status

Applications are Due: November 15th, 2013

Program Start Date: July 1st, 2014  

Please submit your applications in PDF format by November 15th, 2013 to:
Fran Murphy
fmurphy@partners.org

Questions about the program can be directed to:

Merit Cudkowicz, MD, MSc
Chief, Department of Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital
mcudkowicz@partners.org
617-724-1873

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