ORCD Announcement
2018 August 3

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)


  Your Science to the
  General Public

  MGPA Monthly
  Planning Meeting

  Week Event


  AWIS: Mentoring
  Circle Program

  AAAS: Science &
  Technology Policy

  Editorial Board

  Research course



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

Have you recently joined the MGH faculty?

An opportunity for new faculty who joined MGH from October 2017 to present 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
      Research, etc.)
   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

Invited guest speakers include:
O'Neill Britton, MD; Cynthia Cooper, MD; Maurizio Fava, MD; Timothy Ferris, MD;
Harry Orf, PhD; Susan Slaugenhaupt, PhD and more!

Registration is required to attend.

New faculty with HMS appointments, 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 research 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 which will convene later in the Fall.


1. Communicating Your Science to the General Public on August 8-
    Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association

Public scientific literacy has never been more crucial for society, and raising private research funds has never been more important to keep your lab running. These issues require researchers to disseminate their science!

Join us to learn strategies & tactics for effectively sharing your hard work!

Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register.

2. MGPA Monthly Planning Meeting on 2018 August 23-
    Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association

All interested research fellows are welcome to attend the MGPA's planning meetings. Come to learn how you can be involved, and share your ideas for new programs.

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: Simches 3.120 Md Conference Room, Simches Bldg, 3rd Fl.

No RSVP is required, but please email mgpa@partners.org with any questions. We hope to see you there!

4. Celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week (Sep 17-21) at event on Sep 17-
    Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division

In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the Post Doctoral Division (PDD) would like to acknowledge MGH Research Fellows for their scientific contributions to the MGH research enterprise. The world-class research carried out at MGH would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of our about 1,600 postdoctoral research fellows. The PDD is hosting a Postdoc Appreciation Ice Cream Social to invite all postdocs to join us for ice cream, socializing, and raffles to thank you for your hard work. Followed by a special talk on Making the Most of Your Postdoc sponsored by the MGPA from 4:30-5:30 pm.

Date: Monday, September 17, 2018
Time: 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register.


1. Association for Women in Science Massachusetts (AWIS)- Mentoring Circle Program 2018-19:
    Applications to be a Mentee due today, Aug 3-

    Sponsored by the Association for Women in Science Massachusetts (AWIS)

Are you a postdoc nearing the end of your training that is seeking career advice?

Are you interested in connecting with researchers in biotech / pharma / academia / consulting / law / scientific writing fields?

Consider joining the AWIS Mentoring Circle!

Click here and apply today to be MASS AWIS MENTEE.

Please click here to learn more about the Mentoring Circles program.

2. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): Science & Technology Policy     Fellowships-

Are you interested in using your STEM expertise to impact decision making at the national level? Then apply to the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) Program.

The application system opens Wed, Aug 1.

The application deadline is 11:59 pm on Thu, Nov 1.

Please click here to learn more.

3. Editorial Board Openings: Join the Data in Brief-

The cross-disciplinary data journal Data in Brief is seeking applications within the Boston Postdoctoral Association to join its rapidly expanding Editorial Board. The role is a great experience to those desiring to gain more exposure to journals and the peer review process.

To apply, please submit your most recent CV and fill in the web application.

Please click here to apply now.

4. Effectively Communicating Research course on Nov 5 and 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.

Date: November 5 and 7, 2018
Location: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Applications due by 5:00 pm on Fri, Sep 7.
Click here for more information and the application.


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