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Overview

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 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 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 and Mass General.

The Biogen-Mass General Clinician Scientist Fellowships provide two years of salary support plus fringe and indirect costs. 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 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

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.

Research Experience

Each awardee will develop a research project under the guidance of a mentoring committee that includes at least one Biogen 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 and Mass General.

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, an overview of the proposed project, 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 email, in PDF format, by November 1, 2020 to Bo (Carol) Quian at Bo.qian@mgh.harvard.edu

Applications will be treated as confidential documents.