Non-OPF Events & Announcements

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Harvard Longwood Campus - Office of Employee Development and Wellness - December Newsletter
We encourage you to take time for your development and wellbeing by registering for the workshops this month and viewing the additional resources.
Please note, each workshop title will bring you to the registration page for the course.

2022 Equity, Social Justice, and Advocacy Award Lecture and Ceremony
“Structural Racism as a Public Health Crisis”
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | A Hybrid Event | 1:30 - 3:00pm ET | reception to follow
REB Auditorium, 188 Longwood Avenue, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston MA
Keynote Speaker: Bisola Ojikutu, MD, MPH, Commissioner of Public Health and Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission
Honoring the 2022 ESJA Award Recipients (click to see full list)
In-Person and On-Line REGISTRATION LINK:
Registration Deadline: Friday, December 2nd

DF/HCC PATHFINDER Webtool Launch - PATHFINDER has launched Version 1.0 of the online webtool!
This will be the first of many tools that the initiative will deploy to support cancer-focused postdocs and clinical fellows in identifying educational resources, funding opportunities, and relevant meetings.
Register on the Pathfinder webtool and find out more below:
•    Register: Pathfinder Webtool
•    Download: Pathfinder User Guide
•    Reach out via email:
Zoom Drop-in Sessions for Q&A and feedback:
Thursday December 1 at 10am | Passcode: 530202
Friday December 2 at 1pm | Passcode: 530202
PATHFINDER at HMS Research Cores Poster Session:
Thursday December 1, 3pm – 5pm | Martin Conference Center NRB Rotunda Room
77 Ave. Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA

Flagship Pioneering Fellowship
Flagship Pioneering is a life sciences venture creation firm in Cambridge, MA that originates biotechnology startups in human health and sustainability, including Moderna Therapeutics, Seres Therapeutics, Generate Biomedicines, Cellarity, and others. Flagship is currently recruiting innovative, entrepreneurial scientists for a 12-week paid, full-time Fellowship from June-August. A summer as a Flagship Pioneering Fellow is an intense and exciting opportunity to work hand-in-hand with Flagship’s seasoned professionals and build breakthrough bioplatform companies that change the world.
This session will walk you through Flagship’s unique process of venture creation as we move from “What if” questions to venture hypotheses, then on to first-in-category life science companies. We will also discuss the central role of Fellows in this process and highlight the unique characteristics we see in our best candidates.
    Cycle 1 application deadline: January 13, 2023
    Cycle 2 application deadline: March 10, 2023
Qualifications, application instructions and more details about our general and AI-specific Fellowship tracks can be found at our website:

Exponent: Engineering & Scientific Consulting - Virtual Info Session
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Virtual
Information Session on careers at Exponent, a multi-disciplinary engineering and scientific consulting firm that brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve engineering, science, regulatory, and business issues. If you are a post-doctoral fellow or Ph.D. candidate with strong communication skills, are motivated to learn on the job, and have a desire to apply your education in unexpected and innovative ways, Exponent will be an exciting opportunity for you! The event will both provide information about careers at Exponent and more general information on careers in consulting for folks with Ph.D.s, including the types of projects people work on. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.
Susan Kane Driscoll, Ph.D., Senior Managing Scientist--Ecological & Biological Sciences Practice, will introduce Exponent.
Speakers will include:
Alexis Sauer-Budge, Ph.D., Managing Scientist--Biomedical Engineering & Sciences
Michael Kreder, Ph.D., Senior Scientist--Polymer Science & Materials Chemistry
Cindy Wang, Ph.D., Senior Scientist—Environmental & Earth Sciences
Workshop is hosted by the FAS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. Register to receive Zoom link:

Current Topics in Bioinformatics Summer/Fall Workshops - Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core
Workshop Details:

- Workshops on bioinformatics topics, methods & related skills Hands-on - be prepared with your MAC or Windows computer
- Once a month for 3 hours
- Free and open to everyone at Harvard University and its affiliates
Summer and Fall schedule:
Topic                                                          Date         
Version control using Git/Github*                12/7/2022     
*These workshops have pre-requisites, please see registration for details.
Complete details, workshop materials, and registration:

MGH All of Us Research Program - FREE coffee and cookies – Monday, 12/5, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm in Simches 3.130
Stop by to learn about the All of Us Research Program and how you can help make the world a healthier place to live.
Join the All of Us Research Program and give the gift of research
The All of Us Research Program has a simple mission: to help advance research so we can learn more about what makes us sick and what keeps us healthy. Participants are from different races and ethnicities, age groups, and regions of the country. They are also diverse in gender identity, sexual orientation, and health status.
This holiday season, give the gift of research by joining the All of Us Research Program and help make the world a healthier place to live. All of Us aims to improve health for all by gathering health data from one million or more people to build one of the largest and most diverse health databases in history. By joining, you could help All of Us to enable individualized prevention as well as treatment and care by empowering thousands of health research studies across the country and around the world.​
Join All of Us at Massachusetts General Hospital
All Massachusetts General Hospital staff and patients are invited to join All of Us. Stop by Simches 3.130 on Monday, 12/5 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm to learn about the program and how you can join. For more information, please visit the All of Us page on Apollo.

How to Apply for your US Green Card
Presenter: Richard Costa, Immigration Attorney & Partner at Costa & Riccio, LLP
Date & Time: Wednesday, December 14 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Attorney Richard Costa of Costa & Riccio, LLP will discuss the various pathways available for professionals to apply for Lawful Permanent Resident ("green card") status in the U.S.  
Time will be available for questions during and after the session.
Sponsored by DFCI Office for Postdoc and Graduate Student Affairs Office

Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Now open:  Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program (PDEP)
Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.
Apply now! Deadline is January 18, 2023.
Details here:

Apply for a position in the 2023 IMPACT program for biomedical researchers
IMPACT is a program which brings together individuals with a variety of backgrounds (biology, engineering, clinical etc) and sectors (academic, hospital, business) and has the participants explain to each other what their research is about. The ‘end product’ is a 5 minute presentation (by each participant) about their work and its potential impact. The process of explaining their work to individuals not in their field helps the participants consider and articulate the ‘core’ of their research, and why it’s important, a skill that is very useful for designing studies, writing proposals and manuscripts, comfort with job interviews, and so on. Mentoring occurs organically as the group spends time together.
- Gain a broader perspective on your research and career
- Heighten the potential of your research to achieve real-world impact
- Identify actionable opportunities to strengthen your work’s focus
- Express your research mission with clarity and power to attract collaborators and support
- Expand your professional network for lasting, valuable relationships
Please see attached flyer for more details, and our website at
Applications are due Dec 9, 2022

NIH Office of Intramuraul Training and Educaiton - Raising a Resilient Scientist Series
The NIH OITE is pleased to offer the RAISING A RESILIENT SCIENTIST series (descriptions below) for faculty, staff scientists, and administrators who mentor students and postdoctoral fellows in the biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences. A variety of topics will be covered with a specific focus on communication and shared problem-solving to help trainees deal with the inevitable setbacks experienced in high knowledge environments. The goal of the Raising a Resilient Scientist series is to promote the mental health and well-being of the academic research community by supporting faculty and administrators to develop self-management, relationship-management, and mentoring skills.
There will be five units in the series, session 2 is scheduled for Dec. 14, 2022; additional sessions on: Dec. 14, 2022, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, and Mar. 8, 2023.
Participation in the entire series is recommended but is not required.
Each unit will consist of a 75-minute lecture followed by a 1-hour facilitated discussion with peers.
There is no charge for participation, but advanced registration is required. For more information, and to register, please visit our webpage.  Participation in the entire series is recommended but is not required. More info:

The BioMed X Institute in Heidelberg, Germany is pleased to announce the start of a new call for application in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning: Next Generation Virtual Patient Engine for Clinical Translation of Drug Candidates.
We have open positions for
1 Group Leader (all genders)
2 Postdoctoral Researchers (all genders)
2 Research Assistants (all genders)
The aim of this new project will be to develop a versatile computational platform able to accurately predict the efficacy of drug candidates in virtual patient populations.
Group leader positions are intended to suit candidates with a PhD (or equivalent) in data science (medicine / life sciences) or in a related area. Candidates for postdoctoral positions are expected to have completed a PhD (or equivalent) in data science (AI/ML) or molecular biology / cell biology / pharmacology.  
Applications should be submitted via our online Career Space before Sunday, January 8, 2023. For more detailed information, these links lead you to the official call document and our press release. The sponsor of this project is Sanofi.

Hinton Scholars AP Biology Tutor Positions
Would you like to help Boston High School students learn AP Biology? The Hinton Scholars AP Biology program is a unique mentoring program sponsored by Harvard Medical School's Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership. Hinton students attend monthly tutoring and hands-on labs. Harvard University and Harvard Medical School students and postdoctoral fellows who are passionate about science education and mentoring young scientists are encouraged to apply.
Hinton tutors work with a group of approximately 8 Boston Public School students enrolled in AP Bio throughout the year from October to May. Tutors will also receive training and support on using digital technologies to engage students and facilitate formative assessment.  We've found that successful tutors are sensitive to the unique challenges urban youth encounter when undertaking the rigors associated with the AP Biology curriculum.
Multimedia Hinton Tutor page:
Interested candidates should complete the online application:
For questions please email Robert Simpson

K99/R00 Sample Applications - NIH via National Institute on Aging
An NIA Investigator has graciously agreed to share their exceptional applications and summary statements as samples to help the research community. The resources below represent the initial submission and subsequent resubmission of a K99/R00 application from a single applicant, who received an excellent score and was funded upon resubmission. This is only one example of a successful K99/R00 application and is not meant to be a template for future applicants. Please make sure that your application is tailored to your specific research and career development plan, and seek individual advice from mentors and peers as you prepare your application. Read more about K99/R00 funding opportunities at NIA.