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Harvard Office of Technology Development presents the Bench-to-Business Boot Camp
Application deadline: April 1

Full details:
The Bench-to-Business Boot Camp, hosted by Harvard's Office of Technology Development, is a two-day workshop on May 1 and 2 for Harvard PhD students and postdocs, designed to teach you the skills to recognize and convey the value of scientific and technological innovations to the world of industry, business, and entrepreneurship. The agenda consists of lectures, interactive exercises, and panel discussions. Topics include intellectual property, commercialization strategy, and much more.
The Boot Camp will be useful to researchers in any scientific field, including physical sciences, life sciences, biomedical sciences, engineering, and public health. Attending the Bench-to-Business Boot Camp will also prepare you well to apply to OTD’s highly competitive Business Development Fellowship next spring.
Seats are limited, and in order to participate, you'll need to apply first. Please submit your résumé and a cover letter explaining your interest in the Boot Camp to OTD by April 1, 2019. Please note: You must be able to commit to attending both full-day sessions. Apply now:

Genome Engineer Innovation Grant – Application due on March 29, 2019
Are you developing next-generation solutions that will be used to feed the world, produce more sustainable fuels, or advance life-saving medicines?
We want to work with you. As the genome engineering company, we want to enable leaders in the field to make big discoveries.
As part of the inaugural Genome Engineer Innovation Grant, Synthego will distribute up to $1,000,000 in multiple grants, based on merit. Award amounts will vary based on the Synthego product chosen for your grant award.
Enhance your research with the industry's best genome engineering tools at your disposal.
Deadline to Apply: March 29, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST

Harvard Catalyst is accepting applications for the next iteration of T3/T4 Research: Translating Effective Interventions into Practice.
When: May 2-3, 2019 | Where: Sheraton Commander Hotel (Cambridge, MA)
Apply by March 29, 2019!
Tuition-free for Harvard-affiliated institutions!
This two-day course offers an overview of research that focuses on the translation of findings from controlled environments to general clinical practice and population health. The goal of T3/T4 research is to address gaps in knowledge that persist after the efficacy and safety of interventions have been defined in optimal settings. It includes studies designed to encourage the use of these interventions in routine care settings, both locally and globally, and to modify risk factors for disease.
Topics include comparative effectiveness research, cost-benefit analysis, and implementation science. Presentations will include formal introductory lectures on T3/T4 research methods, as well as case examples presented by researchers actively working in this space.
Visit our website for additional information and to submit your application!
Contact us at with any questions.

DEADLINE: Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 5:00pm

A gift from Leonard and Isabelle Goldenson, this postdoctoral funding opportunity has been made in recognition of the Goldensons’ and Dr. William Berenberg’s mission to defeat cerebral palsy. The Leonard and Isabelle Goldenson Research Fellowship Fund was established to support basic and/or clinical research, which is relevant to the causes, prevention, and treatment of cerebral palsy and other neurological diseases at Harvard Medical School.
Funds may be used to support stipend, health insurance, and travel of the awardee.
Eligibility: Postdoctoral fellows in laboratories in HMS quad departments and the F. M. Kirby Neurobiology Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, that hold a Harvard Medical School appointment, and that are doing research that is relevant to the causes, prevention and treatment of cerebral palsy broadly defined.
Funding level is dependent on available funds and total number of applicants.
Note: Only one application per laboratory. 
Application process: Please submit the following items as part of your application:
Research Proposal (11-point font, single-spaced, half-inch margins, 4 pages including figures but not references) ordered as follows:
a.     Aims (1 page)
b.     Research Plan (3 pages)
Applicant’s NIH Biosketch and a complete NIH Other Support page (all active and pending support & a statement of overlap where relevant), uploaded as a single PDF.
Mentor’s NIH Biosketch and a complete NIH Other Support page (all active and pending support & a statement of overlap where relevant), uploaded as a single PDF.
Two letters of recommendation, including one from current mentor. Please follow instructions in the portal to submit the letters of recommendation. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that letters are submitted before the deadline (Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 5:00pm) using the portal.
To submit applications for the FY19 Goldenson Postdoctoral Fellowship, click here (Chrome is the recommended browser):
- Click on “Apply” in the upper right-hand corner
- Select the ‘HU’ radio button
- Use your Harvard Key to login to the system (please note, you must use your Harvard Key to apply for this internal opportunity)
- Enter your name and email address, and click Save
If you have questions, please send an email to

Clarion Leadership Training Program: Deadline March 31. Clarion, a Boston-based life sciences strategy consulting firm, will hold its 2019 leadership training program for current advanced degree candidates on Wednesday, June 12th – Friday, June 14th, 2019.
The PROPEL program is open to the following candidates:
- PhD candidates (completing program in Spring 2020)
- Post-doctoral researchers
- MD candidates (completing program in Spring 2020)
- MD residents and fellows
Candidates must have expertise in disciplines related to life sciences, medicine, or other areas of quantitative research. To apply for the program and for more information, please visit the PROPEL website

Apply for a position in the Fall 2019 IMPACT program for post-doctoral and advanced pre-doctoral trainees
- Group mentoring, 1:1 advising, and community engagement will help you:
- 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 our website for more details at
See a short video about the program at
The application form can be accessed at
Applications are due May 13, 2019
Questions: Email

Career Pathways for Clinical Researchers Interested in C/T Research, will offer clinical researchers an overview of the many career options in this area. The session will provide an opportunity for participants to listen to a keynote expert describe a successful career trajectory and to present questions around C/T research career choices to a diverse panel of experts who specialize in medicine.
Career Pathways for Clinical Researchers Interested in C/T Research
April 10, 2019 | 2:30pm-6:30pm | Harvard Medical School Campus
Register here by April 10th. Questions? Please email

Bioinformatics Club, formed in July 2017, aims to provide a weekly meetup for those who like bioinformatics to learn and share knowledge and skills in the interdisciplinary field. We focus on three categories of topics: Statistics & Artificial Intelligence, Tools & Resources, and Data Visualization & Presentation. Each time a short talk (30-45min) for a specific topic will be given by a speaker, with a step-by-step tutorial and practical demo. It’s open & free to everyone, incl. all slides and learning materials. However, to keep the club running, we strong recommend that every member could present at least once in the club per year.

Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core - Spring 2019 Trainings
Introduction to R | January 10 | 1:00-4:00pm (pre-requisite for all other courses in the series)
Introduction to the tidyverse data science packages and visualizations with ggplot2 | February 6 | 1:00-3:30pm
Gene annotations and functional analysis of gene lists | March 6 | 1:00-3:30pm
Generating research analysis reports with RMarkdown | April 3 | 1:00-3:30pm
More info and registration here: