CISID Fellowship Program

The Center for Integrated Solutions to Infectious Diseases (CISID) is a collaboration between the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital that brings together world-leading investigators, technologies, and networks to transform our understanding of human infection and immunity. CISID partners with clinics and hospitals to investigate the complex interactions between pathogens and the human host, yielding a deeper understanding of human infectious disease, and improving the diagnosis and treatment of patients with infection.

The CISID Fellows Program at the Broad Institute provides an opportunity for exceptional early-career scientists with an innovative scientific vision to develop an independent research program, fostering the rapid development of new scientific leaders and transformative approaches. The Fellows Program will become an important part of the CISID’s mission: to develop new ways of studying and treating infectious diseases.

Call for applicants 
CISID is recruiting exceptional early-career scientists in the areas of microbiology, immunology, and infectious disease to the new CISID Fellows Program at the Broad Institute. Fellows will develop and apply new transformative strategies — experimental, computational, or both — to tackle major challenges in infectious disease. Fellows may come from a variety of backgrounds, including biology, chemistry, microbiology, immunology, chemical biology, and computational biology. We are particularly interested in recruiting fellows with broad scientific interests, a collaborative spirit, and a passion for transforming biomedical research to accelerate the understanding and treatment of infectious disease—the principle at the heart of CISID’s mission. Fellows will be fully immersed in the Broad and its broader scientific communities, including CISID’s partner academic hospitals, and will benefit from dedicated mentorship, a supportive community, and outstanding facilities. At Broad, we believe that a diverse and inclusive community is essential to achieving our scientific mission, so scientists of all backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply. 

Fellowship support 
CISID will provide resources for fellows to establish their own independent research program. The fellowship will provide salary support for the fellow and a small research team, research expenses for three years, and spaces to undertake projects designed to attract further funding from federal grants or other  sources. CISID Fellows receive Broad appointments and are eligible for full Broad benefits. 

Fellows will have full access to the Broad Institute and CISID at the collaborating hospitals, and will be encouraged to leverage each institution’s strengths. Fellows will form connections and work together with CISID faculty members, platforms, and the entire CISID community to solve complex problems. 

Applicants should have an M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree, completed or with an anticipated completion date of June 2022. Applicants may also be in a postdoctoral fellow or medical resident position, but may not be more than three years beyond graduation from their highest degree.  
Successful candidates will have a track record of scientific excellence and creativity, a strong vision, and a compelling research direction. In addition, candidates will wish to benefit from and contribute to the collaborative environment at CISID and its partner institutions.  
CISID is especially interested in receiving applications from historically underrepresented candidates,  including women and ethnic minorities. 

Application format 
A complete application should contain: 

● Cover Letter 
● Curriculum Vitae 
● Research Statement 
● Three Publication(s) 
● Three Reference Letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers) 

Applications should be submitted to 

Selection process 
Application reviews begin on Friday, December 3, 2021, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Friday, December 31, 2021. The search committee will interview suitable candidates and select finalists. Candidates who are accepted may start their fellowship immediately or at an agreed-upon future date. 

Further Info

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard 
CISID Fellows Recruitment  
415 Main Street 
Cambridge, MA 02142