Application Process

Mass General Brigham Training Program in Precision & Genomic Medicine

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS

We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Mass General Brigham Healthcare Training Program (T32) in Precision & Genomic Medicine. The training program is co-led by Jordan W. Smoller, MD, ScD and Heidi Rehm, PhD and supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Our faculty comprise a broad range of leading scientists affiliated with the Mass General Brigham Healthcare System (including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital), Mass General Brigham Personalized Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. We seek talented applicants with a commitment to training in the diverse domains of precision and genomic medicine, including medical genetics and genomics, data science, molecular medicine, and implementation science.

We are NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for next cycle beginning July 2022.

The MGB Training Program in Precision & Genomic Medicine, co-led by Jordan W. Smoller, MD, ScD and Heidi Rehm PhD, FACMG, brings together three outstanding components to build a world-class training program in precision and genomic medicine:

  1. an internationally-recognized faculty with expertise in precision and genomic medicine across a broad range of disciplines,
  2. outstanding institutional resources bridging clinical, genomic, and data sciences, and
  3. deep engagement with cutting edge, collaborative initiatives at the regional, national, and international levels to provide rich training experiences.

Funding is for 2-years and awards cover salary, travel to professional meetings, and other training-related expenses. Trainees will perform research in their respective Mentor’s lab and participate in all T32 training related requirements.

Prior to applying, please review the “faculty” hyper link above.  All candidates are encouraged to identify a Faculty Mentor prior to application submission. Faculty are identified in each of our 4 domains (MGG, DS, MM and IS). If a candidate is already with a mentor not part of our T32 Faculty but in one of these domains, please reach out and we will evaluate if this individual fits into our T32 program. Additionally, if a candidate would like assistance in identifying a mentor, please reach out to the T32 Program Manager Ashley Seiger, aseiger@partners.org.

TWO APPLICATION DEADLINES:

Early Application materials are due November 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET. Outstanding applicants will receive notification of early acceptance into the program by December 17th. Applications that are not accepted early will be pushed into the regular review cycle and may be updated prior to the regular application due date.

The regular application materials are due January 10, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET.

Fellowship term begins July 1, 2022.

Please direct any inquiries to Program Manager, Ashley Seiger (aseiger@partners.org)

We look forward to receiving your application.

 How to Apply

Please return this form and all related materials as a single pdf to Ashley Seiger, aseiger@partners.org. Application materials are due November 22, 2021 for early decision, and January 10, 2022 for regular decision. (please check website for updates).

  1. Cover page
  2. A one-page personal statement of background and experience, goals for T32 fellowship training, and longer-term career goals
  3. A (maximum two page) description of your research interests, planned research project and proposed mentor (see faculty here). If you need assistance identifying a potential faculty member, please contact us.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from prior mentors or training supervisors
  5. Documentation of doctoral degree completion (or imminent completion) and citizenship/permanent resident status
  6. Your Curriculum Vitae

Citizenship and Minority Recruitment:

Per NIH guidelines, applicants must be a citizen or non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. Underrepresented minority groups including, but not limited to, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives and Pacific Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply.