Postdoctoral Fellowship - MIT School of Engineering
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Location: Cambridge, MA
- Job Number: 7117309
- Posting Date: Dec 5, 2022
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Company Name: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Job Type: Full-time
Job Function: Research
Location(s): Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139, United States
Email: [email protected]
Established in 2021, the MIT School of Engineering Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Engineering Excellence seeks to discover and develop the next generation of leaders to help guide the school toward a more diverse and inclusive culture.
This program is designed to help postdoctoral fellows develop in multiple dimensions. In addition to an emphasis on research, it will focus on providing resources and opportunities, and building a professional network for the fellows. The program will arrange a set of professional development opportunities as presentations and discussions for the cohort along three career paths: academic, engineering leadership, entrepreneurship.
Pursuing this postdoctoral position is an opportunity to deepen training, develop research independence, and pivot research direction. It also provides trainees time to explore career options and serves as a stepping stone for the next phase of their career. In the application process, we encourage applicants to come prepared with ideas for projects they wish to accomplish during their tenure in the program. Additionally, they identify leading researchers who can help them develop and pursue their research interests.
The program expects to select 12-15 School of Engineering Distinguished Doctoral Fellows per cohort. These fellows receive funding for two years, including a $75,000 stipend and $10,000 per year discretionary expense allowance. This allowance can be used to purchase health insurance and cover relocation costs among other items.
The program is open to individuals who:
are a member of an ethnic group, racial group or gender identity historically underrepresented in engineering at MIT (Black/African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, or other Native Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latinx, women); OR
have experienced overcoming significant challenges in their path toward graduate school OR
be a member of an underserved population;
are graduate students who are within a year of finishing their PhD;
are recent PhD recipients within one year of graduation; OR
are scholars in industry within one year of earning their PhD who wish to pivot to an academic career.
You may apply and learn more about us at https://engineering.mit.edu/the-mit-postdoctoral-fellowship-program-for-engineering-excellence/.
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