ORCD Announcement
2018 July 6

The Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) at MGH is a branch of the Center for
Faculty Development (CFD) and was created to facilitate the career advancement of
research faculty and fellows.



  MGH New Faculty

  New Investigator
  Initiative (NIAI)


  English as a Second
  Language for
  Researchers (ESL)


  MGH Graduate
  Student Lunch

  Scientific Writing:
  How to Ace Your
  Next Paper

  New Research Fellow


  Are you interested in
  professional coaching
  for an industry
  job search?

  Research course



1. MGH New Faculty Orientation on Oct 4-
    Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Are you a new faculty member?

An opportunity for new faculty who joined MGH from October 2017 to October 2018 to hear from senior faculty leaders and familiarize yourself with key information to enhance your MGH experience and your academic career.

This three-hour session is designed to provide an overview of the MGH environment and faculty resources focusing on:
  • MGH and MGPO Overview
  • Research Environment Overview (e.g. Research Institute, Executive Committee on
  • Teaching and Education Environment Overview
  • Introduction to HMS and the promotion process
  • Center for Faculty Development Overview and more!

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 3:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register.

2. New Investigator Advancement Initiative (NIAI)-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Have you recently received your first R01 grant?

The NIAI is a cohort-based opportunity designed to bring faculty together who have their first independent NIH R-level grant. Over the course of the academic year, there will be discussions regarding important topics for a successful career at MGH.

The objectives of this initiative include:
  • Create opportunities for you to meet and talk with MGH research leadership
  • Provide critical information and skills to advance your career
  • Facilitate networking among new PIs, to encourage collaborations and peer support

If you have received your first R01 level grant, please email orcd@partners.org to let us know, so that we may invite you to join this cohort!


1. English as a Second Language for Researchers (ESL) applications due Jul 10-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Applications are being accepted for the Fall 2018 semester of the English as a Second Language (ESL) 12-week course for MGH researchers. The semester runs September to December 2018 and is geared towards researchers.

The course covers:
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Vocabulary and Grammar
  • Pronunciation

Classes are held at the Simches Research Building once per week in the evening.

Please click here for the ESL application. Applications are due by 4:00 pm on Tue, Jul 10.

Before applying, please be certain you can devote the time necessary for weekly sessions for the duration of this course. Eligibility for future ESL classes depends on attendance from previous semesters.

If you have any questions, please email orcd@partners.org.


1. MGH Graduate Student Lunch Seminar on July 10-
    Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
    GSD Educational Seminar: Communication Series

Science presentation: "Machine Friendly Machine Learning: Deep Dive into Raw Data Domain for Medical Image Analysis”.

Presenter: Hyunkwang Lee, PhD Candidate in Electrical Engineering, Harvard School of
  Engineering and Applied Sciences, MGH Lab of Medical Imaging and Computation, who will give
  a presentation on his paper “Machine Friendly Machine Learning: Deep Dive into Raw Data
  Domain for Medical Image Analysis”. His paper was presented at SIIM 2018 Annual Meeting.

Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register by Fri, Jul 6.

2. Scientific Writing: How to Ace Your Next Paper on July 23-
    Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association

The broad goal of this seminar is to provide post-docs with key tools and tips for improving their process of scientific writing; advice on preparing manuscripts, and what kind of differences there are in the writing that goes into a journal article, versus a review or a commentary/opinion piece.

Date: Monday, July 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Location: MGH CNY Campus, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register.

3. New Research Fellow Orientations in August and September-
    Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
    PDD Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

New Research Fellows are encouraged to attend our orientation where we'll be covering career development resources and opportunities available to you here at the MGH.

You will also have the chance to meet staff from the Office for Research Career Development, the Post Doctoral Division, volunteers from the MGPA and, of course, other post docs!

Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH CNY Campus, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register for the CNY session.

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register for the Main Campus session.


1. Are you interested in professional coaching for an industry job search? (Now open to Instructors!)-

If you are interested in professional advice for your CV/Resume to help you in your future career, the MGH Office for Research Career Development is offering limited individual advising sessions. Reserve your 30-minute session with Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers TODAY!

You will receive advice on topics such as:
  • Building an academia and/or industry focused resume and cover letter
  • Highlighting transferable skills
  • Focusing on the content and structure

There are a few available sessions on July 17 and July 18.

Please note these sessions are at a significant cost to MGH, please check your calendar and be sure that you are available during this time, and can arrive promptly at the Bulfinch Building for your appointment. If you cannot make these dates, additional times may be scheduled in the future.

Click here to register.

2. Effectively Communicating Research course on Nov 5 & 7-
    Sponsored by the Harvard Catalyst

Effectively Communicating Research is a two-day, intensive course offered by Harvard Catalyst. The course is designed to provide fellows and junior faculty with the skills necessary to express their science clearly to diverse audiences, to prepare abstracts, manuscripts, and posters, and to speak effectively.

With the guidance and expertise of the course faculty, including journal editors and leading scientists, participants will acquire the tools necessary to convey their science effectively.

Course Goals:
  • Understand how and why to effectively communicate your research through a variety of
  • Understand the structure of content that is appropriate and how to achieve the highest quality
     for each mode of scientific communication
  • Learn how to make written and graphic content more accessible and engaging
  • Know how to deliver oral presentations effectively with diverse audiences and settings
  • Learn approaches to request and respond to feedback from mentors, colleagues, and external

Date: November 5 and 7, 2018
Location: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Applications due by 5:00 PM on Friday, September 7, 2018

Click here for more information and the application.


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