Non-OPF Events & Announcements

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Novartis-Academia Conference on Quantitative Sciences in Drug Development | Friday, August 24th 2018 @ 7.30am – 6pm EST | Novartis in
Postdocs are invited to the conference, which follows a 2-week Novartis-to-Academia Hackathon. Novartis is encouraging PhD students and postdocs to submit an abstract featuring your cutting edge research in Quantitative Sciences and become part of an exciting day learning about and discussing Quantitative Sciences in Drug Development. The one-day conference will feature presentations from the Hackathon groups and Novartis group leaders including the heads of translational medicine, pharmacometrics, biostatistics, modeling & simulation, biomarkers, and computational chemistry. Another highlight of the day will be the academic poster session during the reception at the end of the day. The poster session will also feature a poster award for the best abstract and poster, which will be highlighted during a poster walk. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, July 10. Registration

HBC’s Introduction to ChIP-seq analysis using high-performance computing workshop
Dates and Time: July 30th, 31st and August 1st, 9 AM to 5 PM | Location: Longwood Medical Area
Workshop description: This 3-day hands-on workshop, will instruct participants on how to efficiently manage and analyze ChIP-seq data using the command-line interface and work in a high-performance computing (HPC) environment (HMS-RC’s O2).
This workshop is designed for participants interested in: UNIX/Linux shell (bash), ChIP-seq data analysis workflow (QC, peak calling, visualization, functional analysis), 
O2 compute cluster (HMS-RC). Cost: $75 per participant. Contact with any questions. Sponsored by the Harvard Medical School’s Tools and Technology Committee (TnT) and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI)
Registration link and more details about the workshop:

ClearView Healthcare Partners will be hosting a case workshop at Harvard on Thursday, July 19th for advanced degree candidates (i.e., PhD, MD, MBA students and post-doctoral scholars).
This case workshop is designed to help attendees prepare for case interviews, which are utilized at ClearView and other management consulting firms. Additionally,ClearView is currently accepting applications.
ClearView Healthcare Partners is a premier life sciences consulting firm with offices in Boston, New York, and San Francisco serving clients in the biopharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics spaces. 
- We are seeking motivated PhD students in the life sciences, MD and MBA students, and post-doctoral scholars who plan to complete their programs/fellowships by the summer of 2019.  A successful entry-level Consultant candidate will meet the following requirements:
- Undergraduate and/or Master's degree in the life sciences
- PhD in the life sciences, MD, or MBA
- Demonstrated interest in business
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Enthusiasm for working collaboratively in a dynamic, team-based environment
- Demonstrated leadership abilities
- Highly analytical approach to solving complex problems
If you are interested in an enriching professional experience within the life sciences, we would welcome your application.  We are currently accepting applications from PhD, MD, and MBA students, and post-doctoral scholars through August 5, 2018 for the Consultant position to begin in summer or fall of 2019 (e.g., PhD, MD, or MBA students entering their last year of study).  If selected, candidates will be invited to interview in fall 2018.
To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter through our website application portal.  If you are currently working full-time in a consulting position or in the life sciences industry, please apply through our separate application portal for experienced applicants.
How to Apply: Please apply through our website by uploading your resume and cover letter to the Consultant (Entry Level) portal:
Application Submission Deadline:  11:59 pm EDT, August 5, 2018. Interviews conducted in late August through late September

The MIT Translational Fellows – Essentials Program: Professional Development for Researchers
MIT is organizing a professional development program aimed at assisting researchers to develop their research into a business plan. Postdocs from all institutions are welcome to apply and this program will be offered multiple times a year.
The MIT Translational Fellows – Essentials Program: Professional Development for Researchers is a 2-month short program by the MIT NSF I-COrps teaching team. It allows you to develop a business model for your research-derived product or service.
Three mandatory evening seminars will be held over the 2- month period July 31, August 14th, September 25th from 5-8pm. The program will require approximately 25 hours of effort on your part for the workshops, videos and readings. Application closes: July 24, 2018
Apply here:

Research Data Management Seminar Series at Countway Library. 
Getting Started with Data Management Plans - Monday, July 23, 12:30 to 1:30pm. Location: XB at Harvard School of Public Health Room G12 HSPH - FXB Room G12
Tips and Tools for Data Storage at Harvard - Wednesday, August 8, 12:30-1:30pm. Location: XB at Harvard School of Public Health Room G12 HSPH - FXB Room G12

Harvard Catalyst Effectively Communicating Research | November 5 & 7, 2018 | A two-day course designed to provide fellows and junior faculty with the skills necessary to express their science clearly to diverse audiences. Application closes September 7, 2018. This course is tuition-free for Harvard-affiliated institutions. For more information and a detailed description of this course, please visit  Contact us at with any questions.


Harvard Biotech Club presents Kevin O'Leary at HMS | Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 3pm | The Harvard Biotech Club is proud to announce our Fall 2018 Kick-Off event featuring a keynote address by self-made mogul and business entrepreneur Kevin O'Leary. We welcome you to join us on Thursday, August 23rd at 3pm in the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Amphitheater for a speech by Mr. Wonderful and a reception to follow in the New Research Building lobby. There is limited availability so we encourage you to act fast! Tickets for this event can be purchase at with early bird pricing until July 1st. We look forward to seeing you at our Fall 2018 Kick-Off! Contact: For registration assistance contact