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Foreign Applicants

There are currently several openings for foreign MD or PhD graduates who wish to pursue research training in the US. Applicants should have a strong background in research. All foreign applicants must have their own funding.

Note: The application process is approximately 3-5 months long. Send your CV no earlier than 5 months before you are available to start. Once you have successfully interviewed and are offered a position, they are valid for 3 weeks only. If you do not accept within this time frame, the offer will become void.
We do not accept fellows with F1 visas. You must have a J1 or an H1B visa, be a permanent resident or a US citizen to qualify for the interview. We do not reimburse travel costs for interviews.

How do I apply?

To inquire about a fellowship position, please send your CV and a cover letter to:

Ralph Weissleder, MD, PhD
Center for Systems Biology
CRP 185-5206
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: (617) 726-8226
Fax: (617) 643-6133
E-Mail: rweissleder@mgh.harvard.edu

Please note that Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School require the following documents for the final application:

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae, in English
  • Three original letters of recommendation on letterhead stationery,
    in English, addressed to Dr. Weissleder
  • A notarized copy of your medical degree,translated into English by a licensed translator such as: Translation Documentation Center www.eurasiacom.com
  • Credentials must be evaluated by a licensed credential agency such as: Center for educational documentation www.cedevaluations.com or Educational International www.educationinternational.org
  • An Exchange Visitor coming to a Partners Institution such as MGH-CSB must be able to demonstrate financial support based on years of experience as a Postodoctoral Research Fellow (see chart):
    Years of ExperienceRequired funding for 2015Monthly Required funding
    0$47,484$3,957
    1$47,844$3,987
    2$48,216$4,018
    3$50,316$4,193
    4$52,140$4,345
  • Proof of funding must be presented via a letter from a funding agency/University. Letter must be in English or translated by a licensed translator. Personal funds will NOT be accepted.
  • Proof of health insurance coverage for you and family members who are accompanying you
  • A completed application form for MGH research fellowships

Any questions regarding our final application process please contact Serena Sullivan

Revised on 2016-12-20 14:56:42 UTC