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The McGovern Institute is an interdisciplinary unit at MIT where scientists are pursuing innovative brain research in an exciting environment. Management, administrative, technical, and support positions are central to the fulfillment of the McGovern Institute’s research and educational goals. Current openings at the McGovern Institute can be found on the MIT Human Resources website through the link below. Postdoctoral fellows and associates are appointed through individual faculty advisors.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.


Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities

We currently have postdoctoral opportunities for soon-to-be or recent PhD graduates in neuroscience, psychology, molecular and cell biology, biological engineering, or a related field. Underrepresented individuals in neuroscience, including, but not limited to women, African Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, and those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. MIT is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action equal opportunity employer.

Research opportunities are available in the following research areas: brain imaging, cellular and molecular neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, genome engineering, neuroengineering, neuroethology, and systems neuroscience.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Please submit the following information to Jill Crittenden for consideration:

  • A curriculum vitae, including a summary of the applicant’s educational and training record
  • Personal statement relating past experiences and career goals; overview of the applicant’s prior research experience; and, a list of publications with statements of significance
  • Indicate which PI(s) or lab(s) you are interested in working with and include a statement of your proposed research for the postdoctoral phase
  • Please indicate citizenship status – US citizen/Green card holder or visa sponsorship required

We also encourage researchers interested in postdoctoral positions within McGovern Institute labs to contact our faculty directly.