Mentoring program

2021 MIT Postdoctoral Association Mentoring Program

Hosted by MIT-PDA Professional Development Committee

Join us for our exciting 2021 MIT PDA Mentoring Program and learn from experienced professionals how to achieve career success after completion of your academic traineeship.

The program will run from May to November 2021 and will consist of monthly informal sessions with outstanding mentors who are excited to help the MIT postdoctoral community. They will share their valuable professional insights and experiences, thus providing important information and guidance for your career development.

Mentors include James Wilson (ZEA Biosciences), Sabrina Yang (Flagship Pioneering), Bernice Broyde (MIT Venture Mentoring Service), Francesca Lazzeri (Microsoft), Stephen Bayle (Mentorphile), Rebecca Leary (NIBR), Aimee Blake (NIBR), Lionel Kimerling (MIT Faculty), Matthew D Shoulders (MIT Faculty), Kevin Chen (MIT Faculty), Alan Oppenheim (MIT Faculty),  Farnaz Niroui (MIT Faculty) and many more.

To participate in our Mentoring Program, please complete the online application form (here) until May 14th 2021. Successful applicants will be custom matched to mentors based on areas of interest and career goals. If you require any further information, feel free to contact at

Important dates:
Application closing date: May 14th 2021
Results announcement: May 17th 2021
First Kickoff meeting: May 28th 2021

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