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. An interest in Neuroimaging is preferred. The clinician scientists are selected by a joint Pfizer-Massachusetts General Hospital Search Committee and employed by Massachusetts General Hospital. 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, 2016


Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Physician scientist who is BS/BE Neurologist or Psychiatrist by July 1st 2016
  • Fellow or Junior faculty in Neurology or Psychiatry
  • Ability to commit time to MGH
  • Demonstrated excellence in the field of neurology, psychiatry, or 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 Neurology or Psychiatry Chair
  • Two additional letters of support
  • NIH Other Support – current and pending grants

Program Start Date

July 1, 2016 (2 year program)

Application Deadline

January 31, 2016

Questions about the program can be directed towards:

Nazem Atassi, MD, MMSc
Associate Director, Neurological Clinical Research Institute (NCRI)
Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: 617-724-2513
Email: natassi@mgh.harvard.edu

Maurizio Fava, M.D.
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: 617-724-0838
Email: mfava@mgh.harvard.edu

Please submit your application as one PDF file by January 31, 2016 to:
Rebecca Lueders
Education Programs Coordinator
Massachusetts General Hospital
Tel (617) 643-0737

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