2013 June 21

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.


  Panel Discussion and
  Vendor Fair

  MGPA Monthly

  New Research
  Fellow Orientation

  RCR- Data
  Management &
  Data Integrity

  ESL Fall 2013


  Tosteson & Fund
  for Medical
  Discovery (FMD)
  Fellowship Awards


  MGPA Self-Sponsored
  Green Card
  Information Session


From ORCD Offices

1. NEW!Panel Discussion: "Finding a Job in a Tough Market," and Vendor Fair on July 18-
    Presented by The Mass General Postdoc Association

This two-part event will begin with a panel discussion featuring former MGH postdoctoral fellows who have recently transitioned to their next jobs. Come hear their stories about finding career success in the current difficult job market. Then stay for a vendor fair and lunch. Speak to vendors about the newest equipment and supplies that will advance your research.

Date: Thursday, July 18, 2013
Time: 11:00 am - noon: Panel discussion
         Noon - 1:30 pm: Vendor fair and lunch
Location: Charlestown Navy Yard (please register for exact location)

Please click here to register.
For more information, email mgpa@partners.org, or visit https://www2.massgeneral.org/mgpa.

2. MGPA Monthly Planning Committee meeting on Jun 26-
    Presented by The Mass General Postdoc Association

The Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA), with the support of the ORCD, offers career development, networking and social events specifically tailored for postdoctoral research fellows. All MGH postdocs are welcome to join the MGPA. Attend this meeting to help plan upcoming events and share your ideas for future events and initiatives. Active planning committee members are eligible for elected positions on the MGPA board.

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Time: noon to 1:30 pm
Location: Bulfinch 222, Bulfinch Bldg, 2nd fl.

Please email mgpa@partners.org or visit https://www2.massgeneral.org/mgpa for more information or to RSVP by Fri, Jun 21.

3. New Research Fellow Orientation Lunch on Jul 9-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

The ORCD will host an orientation lunch for new research fellows who joined the MGH in the past six months. If you, or one of your colleagues, are a new research fellow, please contact the ORCD to register for the orientation lunch. This is an opportunity to learn more about research and career resources at MGH. It is also an opportunity to meet ORCD staff and members of the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Time: noon to 1 pm

SPACE IS LIMITED. If you are a new Research Fellow, please click here to register.

4. Responsible Conduct of Research- Data Management and Data Integrity on Jul 15-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Responsible Conduct of Research Series

This RCR seminar will provide strategies for managing laboratory data in various formats (lab notebooks, electronic media, etc) and maintaining its integrity from early data collection to post-publication.

Discussion Leader: Dennis Brown, PhD, Director, Office for Research Career Development,
                            Professor of Medicine and Associate Director, Center for Systems Biology
Date: Monday, July 15, 2013
Time: noon to 1 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Please click here to register by Fri, Jul 6.

5. Call for Applications English as a Second Language for Researchers due Aug 6-

The ORCD office is now accepting applications for the Fall 2013 semester of the English as a Second Language (ESL) 15-week course for MGH researchers. The semester will be from September to December 2013 and geared towards researchers to help with scientific communication as well as every day English. Classes meet once a week from 5:30 to 8:45 pm in the Simches Research Building.

Before applying, please be certain you can devote the time necessary for successful completion of this course. Eligibility for future ESL classes depends on attendance during this semester.

Click here for the ESL application. Applications are due Tue, Aug 6 at noon.

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


1. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Tosteson & Fund for Medical Discovery (FMD) Postdoctoral
    Fellowship Awards due Jun 25-

The Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) is now accepting applications for the Tosteson and Fund for Medical Discovery (FMD) post-doctoral fellowship awards for fellows at MGH. The Tosteson and FMD award are for one year and include a stipend of $40,000. As a reminder, ECOR will accept only one application per applicant for MGH ECOR Fellowship Awards per calendar year (two general calls and one additional call focused on clinical research are posted each year).

Applications are due Tuesday, June 25 by midnight. Please click here for more information.


Presentation Slides from the MGPA Self-Sponsored Green Card Information Session

On June 11, the MGPA organized an informational session about the self-sponsored Green Card application process for international postdocs. If you missed this session, the presentation slides are available on the MGPA's website.

Please visit https://www2.massgeneral.org/mgpa/pages/newsletters.asp and click "Presentation Slides: Immigration Options for Healthcare Professionals" to access the presentation.


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