Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Anne B. Young, MD, PhD, Fellowship in Therapeutic Development 2014

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

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.


•    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 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.

Applications Due: December 15th, 2014

Positions Available: Two; one to start in 2015, and one to start in 2016

Program Start Date: July 1st, 2015 and July 1st, 2016
(2 year program) 

Please submit your applications in PDF format by December 15th, 2014 to:

Andrea Evans

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

Nazem Atassi, MD, MSSc
Program Director, Anne B. Young Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital

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