McKinsey & Company Summer Presentations for 2015 Full Time Opportunities

Dear MIT Postdocs, below please find forwarded information from McKinsey & Company, and being sent to you thanks to MIT Career Services (GECD).

Please join McKinsey & Company to learn about our 2015 full-time hiring opportunities for PhDs, Postdocs, non-MBA masters students, medical students, interns, residents and fellows during our summer web presentations this month.

Web Presentations
in July
We are hosting a series of web based presentations, featuring McKinsey Principals, Associate Principals and industry experts, to help graduate students learn more about McKinsey & Company.  Each session will provide an introduction to McKinsey, the work we do and details on our application process while highlighting one of several McKinsey practices or topics, including:

·        Big Data

·        Business Technology

·        Healthcare

·        Oil & Gas

·        Women at McKinsey

Please visit our “Online Events” section on our website for further details and to RSVP for a session:

Campus Information Sessions in August/September

We will be hosting campus information sessions in late August/early September at some campuses in the Northeast. Please check your institution’s section on our website to view specific dates. You will be able to RSVP for these events in August. If you do not see in-person events, I would encourage you to attend the web presentations and/or make the trip to a nearby institution (anyone is welcome at our campus sessions).

2015 Full-time Associate Opportunities

Full-time Northeast Application Deadline:  
Applications accepted online now through September 17th, 2014
Full-time Northeast Interviews:
Late September – November

If you like the idea of a career alternative that will stimulate and challenge you, along with the opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a supportive, team-based environment, please visit our website to for details on eligibility and to submit your application:

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to graduate students who might be interested in learning about career opportunities with McKinsey & Company.

Please contact your recruiter should you have questions:

Katherine, Recruiter

McKinsey & Company

Postdoc housing resources; MIT waitlist for grad housing (Postdocs)

 Dear MIT Postdocs,
If you are looking for housing, there are sometimes options for postdocs on campus. Openings may occur throughout the year, in any month, but the waitlist just opened for the upcoming term (when spots are quite limited), and there will be another one in the fall for the spring term (when there are more spots available). Typically, openings are for single postdocs or couples, and not for families.
In addition, short-term/temporary on-campus housing may be available in the summer months and in the January IAP term.
Note that you will need an MIT web certificate.
The information below is adapted from information received from the Graduate Housing Assignments Coordinator. Please address any questions
If you are interested in on-campus housing for the fall of 2014 you can apply to the  Graduate Housing Waiting List starting on July 1, 2014:
Here is some information on our residences:
Here is some information on housing for MIT affiliates/visitors:
If you would like temporary housing until your fall assignment is ready for you to move in to (assuming that you receive an assignment from the waiting list) or to have time to look for off-campus housing you can arrange for an on-campus sublicense:
or temporary off-campus housing:
For postdocs in the fall term, there is small possibility to get an on-campus housing assignment from the waiting list. Another waitlist opens in early December, with better availability for the spring.
Here is our off-campus housing web site:
 You will need an MIT web certificate to access the waiting list application, the sublicense listings, and the off-campus listings. Please contact your department to arrange for this. If you cannot get an MIT web certificate until you arrive, you can arrange for temporary off-campus housing for one week and then arrange for long-term housing when you arrive.
If you have any questions regarding any of this information please feel free to contact us.
Graduate & Family Housing
Tel: 3-5148
Other resources:
Additional suggestions are available from the International Scholars Office as well as the Newcomers’ Guide.
You may also find housing-related messages at times if you  sign up to the MIT PDA Forum.

WEST Summer Series – First Impressions

WEST is a learning community that provides women in the enterprise of science and technology with the inspiration, knowledge, and connections to reach their full potential.  WEST has many exciting upcoming events.  All events are open to both women and men.
We are starting a summer webinar series next week and have a special offer for postdocs that I wanted to share with you.  Postdocs can save $50 and attend our First Impressions summer series for only $50 by registering for the series at and entering the discount code “MIT14″ during checkout.
Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks and have a great rest of the week! J

Jaime Mayo Luna   <>

Director of Operations

WEST – Advancing Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology
Cambridge Innovation Center | One Broadway | 14th Floor | Cambridge, MA 02142
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CV workshop at the Broad Institute

Dear MIT Postdocs,

Bob Dolan, MIT Career Advisor for Postdoctoral Scholars (GECD), will be presenting a CV workshop at the Broad Institute on July 23, 12:00-1:00.  All MIT postdocs are invited and they must bring their MIT IDs to enter the building.
Please see all details on the attached flyer.
Lunch will be served!

This event will take place in the Yellowstone Room, 75 Ames Street.



2014 CV Writing Workshop

A Brave New (Genetics) World: Into the Era of Personal Genomes, Synthetic Biology, and De-Extinction

Keynote Speaker:
George Church, Ph.D.

Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Monday, July 28th, 2014 at Armenise Amphitheatre, Harvard Medical School

Register for FREE tickets at:

Biological engineering is on the verge of remarkable achievements that will shape society in profound ways. The Human Genome Project completed the mapping of the first human genome in 2003 and in the time since, we have already made rapid strides in not only reading genomes but also engineering genomes. The ability to modify genomes has not only opened up the field of synthetic biology but has also led ambitious projects ranging from using genome engineering for human therapy to introducing new codons into the genetic code. These scientific breakthroughs, however, also raise social policy and legal questions that will need to be addressed.

Professor George Church at Harvard Medical School has been on the forefront of genetics. From being one of the first to develop direct genome sequencing to his latest work in multiplexed subcellular RNA sequencing in situ, Professor Church has opened up numerous technologies that have transformed biological research. He is also the director of the NIH Center for Excellence in Genomic Science and is the founder and board member of numerous biotech companies, including Gen9 Bio, EnEvolv, Warp Drive Bio, and Editas. He has been featured on The Colbert Report and in numerous articles and magazines and was recently profiled in National Geographic, where he describes a world touched by genetics. Crude oil will be produced by microbes, medicine will be customized by personal genomes, and woolly mammoths and passenger pigeons will be on display at zoos. In this event, we want to explore this future world, the implications of the changes that will be afoot, and how best regulation can drive innovation in a safe manner. How can we prepare for and adapt to the changes that will be brought about as we enter this revolution in genetic engineering?

6:00pm – 6:30pm Registration
6:30pm – 7:30pm Keynote Speaker: Professor George Church, Ph.D.
7:30pm – 8:00pm Q&A Session with Audience
8:00pm – 9:00pm Networking Reception

For more information and to join OBR:
Follow us on twitter at: @OxbridgeBiotech
Vincent Chan, Ph.D.
President, Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable – Boston
Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable
Vice President, MIT Postdoctoral Association

MIT Postdoctoral Association
Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
d’Arbeloff Laboratory, 77 Massachusetts Ave, #1-007, Cambridge, MA

Cell: (443) 838-2773 | Email:


Unique SUTD-MIT Opportunity for MIT Postdocs Two-Year Appointment with 9 Months in Singapore

The MIT-SUTD Collaboration office, in collaboration with the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), is seeking to appoint one postdoctoral associate who can teach Propulsion to undergraduates as part of our SUTD-MIT Graduate Fellows Program. 
Program Overview:
  • 15 months at MIT conducting research
  • Remaining 9 months at SUTD in Singapore where your time will be divided between a teaching-related assignment (50%)  and your current research (50%). 

Appointment start date is negotiable, but you would be expected to be in Singapore from May-August 2015 to teach the course.
Depending on the teaching assignment, there may be some need for prep work prior to going to SUTD, but this will be customized to the individual cases. Depending on the postdoc’s research, there are opportunities for collaboration with SUTD faculty–as long as it is synergistic. 
E-mail Jon Griffith today to learn more about this unique opportunity! 
Jon Griffith
Asst. Director, MIT-SUTD Collaboration




Fun Photo Op for MIT Medical’s Website

MIT Medical is recruiting two MIT post-docs, preferably of the same lab, to pose for photos that will go on its new website. The photos will show two post-docs working with glassware (cylinders, beakers, flasks, burners, and such) in a lab. Each participant will receive a $20 TechCASH.
We’re flexible with scheduling the photo shoot, but it has to be on June 18, 19 or 20. It will take about 1.5 to 2 hours. We’ll be happy to talk to your PI should there be any questions.
If you are working at a lab (perhaps chemistry or bio-related) that uses glassware and are interested in representing MIT post-docs, this is a great opportunity to leave your legacy at MIT! It will be a fun experience!
Please contact Ling-chih at by Sunday, June 15, with your name, lab, and preferred date and time.

Faculty Positions at Florida Atlantic University in civil engineering

fau1Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering (CEGE) within the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University invites nominations and applications for multiple tenured/tenure-track faculty positions beginning August, 2014.  The appointments are anticipated at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The Department has started strategic cluster hires in areas of critical national concerns such as resiliency and sustainability of environmental resources, energy alternatives, transportation systems, and the built infrastructure. Candidates are primarily sought in the interdisciplinary areas of Geomatics/Transportation Engineering, Water resources/Environmental Engineering, and Structural/Geotechnical Engineering. The intellectual depth, interdisciplinary expertise, creativity and promise of the candidate are of higher priority than his/her specific areas of research. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering, Geomatics Engineering, Environmental Engineering or a closely related field at the time of application. Commensurate with the appointment rank, candidates should have demonstrated strong interests in interdisciplinary and cross-cutting research; records of excellent scholarship, outstanding teaching, and professional leadership; and experience with securing and managing externally-funded research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students, and participate in the Department, College and University service activities. Professional engineer’s and/or surveyor’s license or the ability to become licensed, as well as relevant industry experience, are highly desirable attributes.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. To apply, please visit the FAU employment opportunity Web page (, refer to position 978824, and submit the following items: (i) A cover letter; (ii) Curriculum vitae; (iii) Teaching and research philosophy; (iv) Names, email addresses and phone numbers of at least four professional references; and (v) Copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format. A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. Florida Atlantic University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution.  We are committed to a diverse faculty and seek individuals who have experience in teaching and working with a variety of communities.  Inquiries regarding the positions should be addressed to Dr. Khaled Sobhan (, chair of the search committee. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. TTY/TDD 561-955-8771.

Note as the online application site has already closed, candidate should to send the application via email to Dr. Khaled Sobhan (, chair of the search committee , and copy to Dr. Yan Yong (, Interim Chair and Professor.  

Postdoctoral Associate Position– Nanomaterials for Biomedical Delivery

Announcing a joint postdoctoral associate position for a highly collaborative project in the research groups of Professor Dennis Liotta and Professor Eilaf Ahmed in the Department of Chemistry and the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University. This position seeks a chemist, biomaterial scientist, an engineer, or materials scientist with a strong background in biomaterials and cell culture. The successful candidate is expected to have some research experience in the design & synthesis of diagnostic and therapeutic nanomaterials, modification of biomolecules for bio-conjugation, cell culture, and cell proliferation assays. Background in organic and polymer synthesis, functionalization and characterization is encouraged. This collaborative project will cover aspects of drug discovery, biomaterials, drug delivery, cell and vascular biology, and animal studies.  The joint project will develop a new platform of smart biomaterials as vehicles for drug delivery and for encapsulation of therapeutics for altered pharmacokinetics and bioavailability. The project involves collaborations with the Emory Institute for Drug Development.  Applicants should send their CV, a summary of previous work and future goals, and contact information of three references to and

2nd Annual MIT Postdocs Share their Science: A successful event organized by the PDA