Non-OPF Events & Announcements

- Non-OPF Announcements & External Events -
This page is used to advertise non-OPF Events and Announcements that may be of interest to our community. Please contact us if you wish to have an announcement or event posted here

Inaugural Harvard Medical School Black Postdoctoral Association (HBPA) Symposium
Friday, December 10 | 10:00am - 3:30pm | Online | Register:
Our symposium will be comprised of an assortment of HBPA member research talks as well as invited talks from 3 distinguished faculty members. You will not want to miss this!
Please register for the symposium, and see the full itinerary, by scanning the QR code located at the bottom of the flyer. Alternatively, you can both register and see the itinerary via the following link  ( Fill free to share this flyer and email with your respective networks.
For all inquiries, feel free to contact the HBPA leadership at

Registration Open - The Postdoc Academy: Succeeding as a Postdoc
The first Postdoc Academy course, Succeeding as a Postdoc, launches January 24, 2022. This 6-week course addresses foundational skills and career planning, establishing the professional habits postdocs will need to strategically prepare for their career and succeed in their postdoc. Postdocs will explore:
- Finding Success as a Postdoc
- Building an Actionable Career Plan
- Developing Resilience
- Working in an Intercultural Environment
With over 5,000 participants in the prior course offerings, we invite you to connect with postdocs from around the world. Registration is available through edX, and you can RSVP for our Orientation & Launch Party on January 24th.
Register on edX

Call for Nominations: DICP 2022 Excellence in Mentoring Awards
Deadline Extended to: Friday, December 10, 2021
The HMS Excellence in Mentoring Awards recognize the value of quality mentoring relationships and the impact they have on professional development and career advancement in basic/clinical medicine, research, teaching, and administration. Please consider nominating an HMS or HSDM faculty member who has provided exceptional mentorship, encouragement and support, and has had an important impact on your career or personal development, and/or that of other faculty, trainees, and students.
Questions: 617-432-4697 or
All nominations must be submitted online:

Harvard Catalyst Bioinformatics Consulting for Clinical and Translational Research
Harvard researchers: Check out our free consulting service for advice on bioinformatics related to clinical and translational research.
Consults offered include guidance on bioinformatics analysis and planning, support for writing bioinformatics components of grants, and assistance with high-throughput data quality checks and preliminary surveys. Request a consultation and learn more.


ANNOUNCEMENT of Childcare Costs for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Awards

Regeneron Postdoctoral Training Program - Application open now
The Regeneron Postdoctoral program is a multi-faceted program that integrates cutting edge science with didactic training, discussion groups, and focused, multi-tiered mentoring.
The program seeks to:
1.    Nurture and support the growth of developing scientists
2.    Bolster the scientific pipeline, both internally and externally
3.    Increase visibility and engagement with developing scientists and academic institutions
4.    Excite current scientific staff by giving them an opportunity to pursue creative non-pipeline projects and mentor talented trainees
5.    Continue and enhance Regeneron’s strong tradition of publishing innovations in basic science
Details and application link:

21st Annual New England Science Symposium | Virtual | Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, 2022
The New England Science Symposium (NESS), established in 2002, provides a forum for postdoctoral fellows; medical, dental and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students (particularly for African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native individuals) to share their biomedical and health-related research activities through oral or poster presentations, to engage in discussions related to career development in the sciences, to exchange ideas and to expand their professional networks.
Abstract submission portal is now live! Students/fellows may now submit abstracts for presentation consideration.
The deadline to submit abstracts: January 14, 2022.
Please click here to submit your research.
NEW! Abstract Feedback Session - December 4, 2021.  This session is designed for individuals who wish to receive feedback on their abstract from advisors and peers before submitting it. The meeting will be set-up in small groups (5-7 individuals) where students will give 2-4 minute elevator pitch to the group. Please click here to register by November 16. Participating in this session is not required, nor does it guarantee acceptance.
Registration for the general public will open Spring 2021.
More information to come. You can also follow us on twitter: @NESS_News


The HMS-HSDM-HSPH Ombuds Office provides highly confidential, impartial and independent services to faculty, staff, students, postdoctoral trainees and affiliate institution appointees to help identify issues, goals and potential options available to help manage or resolve concerns.  ANY issue may be brought to the Ombuds Office, including anything related to COVID-19.  Ombuds Melissa Brodrick and Justin Neiman are available for Zoom, phone and Skype appointments.  Call 617-432-4041 or email.

Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Online Resources and Workshops - available to HMS Quad-based postdocs
SfN is excited to announce a new benefit for all Institutional Program (IP) members – unlimited access for trainees affiliated with your program to articles, videos, and webinars on Neuronline, SfN’s home for online learning. Any trainee associated with an IP member program is eligible for this access.
To access this benefit, trainees must:
Sign up for a free account on, preferably using their institutional email address
Sign in to the IP Affiliate Registration page using their SfN account
Fill out the form and choose their program from the drop-down list
Click “Register”
Once registered, trainees will receive an email confirming that the process is complete and that they now have access to Neuronline using their account.
If you have any questions about this new benefit, please contact

Countway Library - open for online services, including Research Data Management classes, and individual research assistance
Countway Classes (online)

Research Data Management
Research & Instruction Services

Brigham and Women’s Hospital | Postdoctoral Association | Literature in Research Survey
Survey on the scientific reading habits of HMS postdocs. Available HERE.

HMS Teaches at Emmanuel
We are happy to announce a new collaboration between Emmanuel College and HMS that will give HMS postdocs the opportunity to gain teaching experience in an undergraduate setting.  Emmanuel College is a liberal arts college located down the street a couple blocks from the HMS quad, so this will be a convenient opportunity for anyone interested in teaching.  Emmanuel College has teaching needs each semester for many undergraduate science courses, and as part of this collaboration, HMS postdocs will be able to apply early for these positions. We look forward to the success of this exciting new collaboration and the opportunities it will provide the HMS community. 
Please fill out the survey below if you are interested in participating. By signing up, postdocs will continue to receive announcements about teaching opportunities each semester.

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.