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Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Translational Fellowship at Pfizer

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.

Overview

Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Translational Fellowship at Pfizer

The Clinical Translational Fellowship at Pfizer provides a unique opportunity for a board-certified or board-eligible physician scientist, trained in Neurology or 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 recipient of this fellowship will have an opportunity to work on different projects as a member of the Pfizer Computational Neuromedicine and Human Biology team, which helps to bridge the Pre-Clinical Science and Clinical Development teams. The fellow 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. Applicants with solid computational backgrounds will be highly suited for this fellowship. Prior experience in drug development/translational research is not required.

The clinician-scientists are selected by a joint Pfizer-Massachusetts General Hospital search committee and employed by the Department of Neurology or Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital. There is a 75% protected time commitment to the Pfizer NSRU and a 25% commitment to clinical activities at Massachusetts General Hospital within the Department of Neurology or Psychiatry. The program provides up to $75,000 annual salary support plus benefits. The awardee may receive additional support for course tuition, travel and supplies.

Requirements

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Physician scientist who is BS/BE Neurologist or Psychiatrist
  • Fellow or Junior faculty in Neurology or Psychiatry
  • Ability to commit 75% of time to NSRU and 25% of time to MGH
  • Demonstrated excellence in the field of neuroscience
  • Solid computational backgrounds

How to Apply

Application

  • 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

(2 year program)

Please submit your application to Jill Cafaro.

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

Jill Cafaro
Program Coordinator
Clinical Translational Fellowship at Pfizer
Massachusetts General Hospital
Jcafaro@mgh.harvard.edu

Nazem Atassi, MD, MMSc Neurology Program Director
Clinical Translational Fellowship at Pfizer
Massachusetts General Hospital
natassi@mgh.harvard.edu

Maurizio Fava, MD
Psychiatry Program Director
Clinical Translational Fellowship at Pfizer
Massachusetts General Hospital
 mfava@mgh.harvard.edu

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