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This page provides information about types of positions within the McGovern Institute as well as links to specific student programs and other resources. For a list of available positions, visit our Current Openings page.
The main focus for undergraduate neuroscience education at MIT is course 9, leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. There are also many opportunities for undergrads from other departments to work in McGovern labs, for example through the MIT undergraduate research opportunities program (UROP).
The McGovern Institute does not operate its own graduate program. Instead, graduate students within the Institute must enroll in one of the departmental or interdepartmental graduate programs at MIT. The majority of graduate students within McGovern Institute are enrolled in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) graduate program.
In 2009, MIT established a graduate program in molecular and cellular neuroscience, which admits students from either the BCS or the Biology graduate programs. Some McGovern faculty members have appointments in other departments other than BCS, and students in these labs can also be enrolled in other departmental programs, including Biology, Biological Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the MIT Media Lab, and Nuclear Science and Engineering, or in interdepartmental graduate programs such as Health Sciences and Technology or Computational and Systems Biology.
There is no central application process for postdoctoral researchers at MIT. Potential applicants should identify the faculty member(s) in whose lab they wish to work and contact that person directly.
Other research and administrative positions
Visit the MIT Policies and Procedures website to learn more about general MIT policies for academic research appointments including temporary visiting appointments.
Internships and Outreach
Information about internships and outreach programs at MIT may be found on the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences website.