GSD Announcements
2014 March 28

The Graduate Student Division (GSD) within the Office for Research Career Development,
a branch of the Center for Faculty Development, was created to foster a graduate student community and to serve the practical needs of graduate students
from all academic institutions who are associated with basic and clinical research at MGH.


  Joint MGH/MIT
  Social Night

  How to identify
  Funding Opportunities
  Using COS Pivot

  "Social" Science:
  Using online Media in
  Your Research and
  Your Career



  with the GSD

  Future in Life

  Career Expo



    Sponsored by the MGH Graduate Student Division, the Mass General Postdoc Association, and the
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Postdoc Association

Come meet and mingle with your fellow graduate students and MGH postdocs! We have a large space reserved and hope to meet many new friends!

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Location: Boston Beer Works, 112 Canal Street, Boston, MA

Please click here to register.

2. How To Identify Funding Opportunities using COS PIVOT on May 7 -
    Graduate Student Division Seminar: Communication Series

Are you a graduate student and you are interested in finding new external funding opportunities for your research? Community of Science (COS) Pivot is a database of funding announcements from government, commercial and international sponsors.

At this seminar you will learn how to:
    •  Find grant opportunities to support your research
    •  Find awards, scholarships, and travel support opportunities for you
    •  Set up COS Funding Alert for weekly, individualized notifications based on your needs/interests
    •  Learn how to describe your research interest in the context of funding opportunities

Facilitator: Amy Robb, Assistant Director for Prospect Research and Funding Opportunities, Corporate and Foundation Relations, MGH Development Office

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please register here by Thu, May 1.

From Other CFD Offices

1. "Social" Science: Using Online Media in Your Research & Your Career TODAY Mar 28-

    Presented by the Mass General Postdoc Association

LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, blogs… Thanks to social media, scientists now have new ways and means to connect with peers, students, politicians, and diverse public audiences around the globe. This session will take you on a brief tour of the digital universe and answer these questions:
    •  Where do we connect online with people
    •  What are all those social media platforms good for
    •  How do you manage your online presence
    •  How are scientists are using social media for research, networking, outreach, and more

Facilitator: Melissa Turman, PhD, Research Fellow in Medicine

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Please e-mail if you want to attend.


1. MGH GSD Facebook group -
    Created by GSD Committee

REMINDER: There is a facebook group created for you!

Join the group today and start participating in social activities with your peers!

The link to the facebook group is:

2. CONSULTATIONS: GSD is offering consultations for MGH graduate students -
    Graduate Student Division

Are you interested in academic or career advice?

Thilo Deckersbach, PhD, Director of the Graduate Student Division within the Office for Research Career Development is available for individual meetings to discuss your career advancement.

Please email to schedule a consultation.

3. Future in Life Sciences (FILS) Series: Research and Development Career Paths on Apr 15-
    Presented by Propel Careers and MassBioEd

Futures in Life Sciences events are tailored for graduate students, postdocs and medical residents and discuss exciting career paths in the life sciences industry in various functional areas.

Dates: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Time: 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Location: MassBio Offices, 300 Tech Square, 8th floor, Cambridge, MA

Please click here for more information.

4. Naturejobs Career Expo Boston on May 20-
    Presented by Naturejobs

The inaugural Naturejobs Career Expo Boston aims to promote global career opportunities in science, be it in industrial research, research organizations or academia. It presents the best opportunities from the best organizations: public, private, national and international.

Job seekers can meet with potential employers offering hundreds of genuine vacancies. In addition, the conference plenary and workshop sessions will provide a unique opportunity to meet high profile scientists and gain careers information and advice and allow attendees to learn about their career development from speakers active in a range of disciplines, organizations and countries.

Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location: John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., Boston, MA

Attendance to the Naturejobs Career Fair and Conference is FREE. Registration is required to attend. Please click here for more information and to register.

5. International Postdoctoral Program

GENETHON is launching International Postdoctoral Program to attract excellent scientists who wish to pursue their career in the field of gene therapy. Postdoctoral research positions are available for a period of three years.

Genethon is a non-profit organization hosting over 200 scientists, with excellent facilities for research, development and manufacturing of gene therapy products. Its main mission is the discovery and clinical development of novel strategies for gene therapy of rare diseases.

Eligibility: Applicants who have less than three years of post-doctoral experience are eligible.

Please click here for complete list of application documents and more information.

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2014.