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Overview

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 program 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 both industry and academic perspectives. This includes, but is not limited to, therapy selection, biomarker development, trial design, operations and regulatory science. This didactic, hands-on training program will increase the number of well-trained clinical investigators whoever 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 at both Biogen Idec and Mass General.

The program provides annual salary support commensurate with experience 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.

Requirements

  • Physician scientist who is or will be a BC/BE Neurologist by July 1, 2021

  • Fellow or Junior faculty in Neurology

  • Ability to commit 50% of time to Biogen and 50% of time to MGH

How to Apply

Applications for the position starting July 1, 2021 are due by November 1, 2020. The application 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 MGH mentor confirming mentorship with the applicant, space and resources
  • One additional letter of reference
  • Current and pending NIH or other grant support information
  • Proof of Visa/Immigration status for non-US citizens
  • Copy of ECFMG certificate for non-US medical school graduates

Please submit your applications by email, in PDF format, by November 1, 2020 to Bo (Carol) Qian at Bo.Qian@mgh.harvard.edu

Applications will be treated as confidential documents.

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