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Vermont Business Highlight: THINKMD

Expanding Access to Healthcare for Everyone, Everywhere

THINKMD was founded in 2014 as a social impact Benefit Corporation to develop solutions to eliminate premature deaths, which is in part a consequence of a growing shortage of healthcare professionals and systemic challenges in healthcare delivery. Founded by two physicians, they envision a world where innovative approaches, systems and knowledge can lead to new disruptive approaches to expanding global access to healthcare for everyone, everywhere. As a benefit corporation, they take a market-driven approach to achieving social impact. They believe social enterprises have the potential to be more innovative, efficient, and effective in achieving financially sustainable systems-level change. They believe that they must deliver the highest quality technology supported by sustainable financial models—only then will they create lasting systematic change that achieves their global mission.

Their team includes clinicians, engineers, data scientists, strategists, and global health specialists. They utilize an integrative development approach to develop novel technology to change healthcare delivery, and leverage critical public health data that will improve clinical outcomes, surveillance, and healthcare management globally.

They’re looking for passionate people that are committed to finding solutions that address challenging global health problems.

While they have a global impact, they are based in Burlington! Check out their open positions. Great opportunity for CS students with an interest in global and public health!

CS Alums – Still looking for Work? Check out this Software Engineer Position at FACEBOOK!

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through their family of apps and services, they’re building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether they’re creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Their global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways.

Do YOU want to build new features and improve existing products that more than a Billion people around the world use? Are you interested in working on highly impactful technical challenges to help the world be more open and connected? Want to solve unique, large-scale, highly complex technical problems? Their development cycle is extremely fast, and they’ve built tools to keep it that way. It’s common to write code and have it running live on the site just a few days later. They push code to the site everyday and have small teams that build products that are touched by millions of people around the world. If you work for Facebook, you will be able to make an impact immediately.

Facebook is seeking Software Engineers to join their engineering team. You can help build the next-generation of systems behind Facebook’s products, create web applications that reach millions of people, build high volume servers and be a part of a team that’s working to help people connect with each other around the globe.

This position is full-time and there are minimal travel requirements.

Learn more in Handshake.

Seniors and Alumni: Conference Call Invitation to NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program & NIH MD/PhD Partnership Training Program

Application portal opens August 1, 2018

The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers. The program is based on the British system, in which students perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those students choose to take in relationship to their own interests. Students selected for admission to the program have already developed a passion for science through engagement in summer, job related, or undergraduate research programs. These programs provide a unique training opportunity at the largest biomedical research facility in the world.

They are always looking for outstanding scholars who wish to pursue a PhD or MD/PhD through an accelerated, interdisciplinary, collaborative biomedical research program.

Basic application requirements as follows:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (minimum)
  • GRE and/or MCAT scores
  • US Citizen or permanent resident

Learn more about the programs.

They will be hosting two informational conference calls during the application season to provide a chance for candidates to ask questions and speak with program directors about program logistics and the application process.

NIH OxCam PhD Program Informational Conference Call: This call will give attendees the opportunity to speak with NIH OxCam Program Managing Director and Director of Admissions about program logistics, the application process, and other program details. Register here.

 

NIH MD/PhD Partnership Training Program Informational Conference Call: This call will give attendees the opportunity to speak with the NIH MD/PhD Program directors about program logistics, application requirements and timeline, and other program details. Register here.

If you have general program questions you may also contact the program office at any time by contacting Program Assistant, Angela Harris, at angela.harris@nih.gov or 301-761-5673.

Alumni Posting: TWO Associate Software Engineer Positions Open at COGNEX

This posting comes to us from Josh Pedowitz ’16. He writes that he would be happy to pass a resume along for anyone who is interested in Cognex. If you want to get in touch or are going to apply, please contact Josh at Josh.pedowitz@cognex.com

Every day and all around the world, Cognex products are working behind the scenes to ensure quality manufacturing and improve industrial processes. Cognex is a world leader in industrial machine vision, providing solutions for image-based barcode reading and 2D and 3D inspection. Cognex pairs world-class algorithms with advanced hardware to provide high-speed and extremely effective vision systems.

Our headquarters are in Natick, MA, just 30 minutes outside Boston, but we have plenty of other engineering offices such as Portland, OR, Milwaukee, WI, and Boulder, CO. Cognex has grown considerably in the past few years and is always looking for talent. Recently, the company has decided to invest more heavily in young talent and has been hiring more new graduates. The best part about Cognex, however, is the culture. I’m sure you’ve heard every other company mention that they have unique culture, but Cognex really is something else. Every Halloween the entire company dresses in costume and spends the day celebrating, including a parade down Rt. 9 in Natick and a big party that evening at a nearby hotel. We play Ultimate Frisbee every day in the field outside our office, and have outings and events throughout the year.

There are currently two associate software engineer positions open. These are both open to new graduates and I would be happy to pass a resume along for anyone who is interested in Cognex.

  1. Cambridge, MA
  2. Portland, OR

There are plenty of other roles open ranging from non-technical to completely technical, so check out the openings at https://jobs.cognex.com/

 

Newsletter on Hiatus Over the Summer

As we rapidly approach summer break, we want to wish you the best of luck in completing your final exams and papers. We hope you’ve had a good semester and have exciting plans for summer.

While we won’t be maintaining our weekly newsletter over the summer, we encourage you to stay connected by following our career path pages here and here! We’ll be busy through the summer working on committee letters and advising students applying to medical/dental/veterinary school, but WE REMAIN OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS WITH QUESTIONS.

  • For technical questions about your professional school applications and deadlines, email Nicole.
  • To schedule an appointment with an advisor, email Mary  or Hannah with the topics you’d like to discuss and your preferred days/times.

Have you received an offer for an internship, full-time job, or admission to graduate school? Let us know!

Finally, we wish to congratulate all of our May graduates. We hope that you will stay in touch and let us know how you are doing. Have an enjoyable, productive, and safe summer!

~The HP/STEM Team

(Mary, Hannah, & Nicole)

Alumni Posting: Research Assistant at the Chou Laboratory at Boston Children’s

Thanks to Jennifer Jones ’16 for sharing this with us! Jennifer writes, “The position has a lot of room for growth and my boss is an amazing mentor, so it’s perfect for people looking to get some work experience before applying to grad school. If anyone has questions, they can email me at jennifer.jones@childrens.harvard.edu.”

A Research Assistant position is available in the Chou Laboratory, Division of Immunology, Boston Children’s Hospital. This position is ideal for exceptional candidates with a passion for translational research and precision medicine. The research assistant will join a team of scientists and clinicians investigating the genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying primary immunodeficiencies. We utilize a multidisciplinary approach incorporating genomics, molecular and cellular methodologies, and mouse models of human disease to identify critical elements necessary for intact host immunity. The research assistant will work under the supervision of Dr. Chou. The position has superb capacity for future career development for high-performing candidates. Successful candidates will transition to the independence in experimental strategy and in supervising research associates.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs assays of immune function, including flow cytometry, in vitro cellular assays, ELISAs, western blotting
  • Sanger sequencing, next-generation DNA sequencing, and transcriptome analysis
  • Analysis of experimental data
  • Cell culture, mouse colony maintenance, and maintenance of laboratory stocks
  • The successful candidate is expected to work largely independently after training within the context of close mentorship.

Qualifications:

  • We seek candidates who are proactive, with superb time management and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with basic lab techniques and at least 1 year of prior laboratory experience are required.
  • Ability to critically analyze scientific data and to adapt existing scientific methodologies
  • The study of mouse models of human disease is an essential part of this position.
  • A minimum two-year commitment is required.

Please email a current c.v. and the names of three references to:

Janet Chou, M.D.
Division of Immunology
Boston Children’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Email: Janet.Chou@childrens.harvard.edu

Get Paid to Co-found a For-Profit Social Venture this Summer at BonBillo

Deadline to apply: April 30th at 12 p.m.!

Co-found and develop a for-profit social venture during your summer break. Join one of our teams of social entrepreneurs and innovators working to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

You get to:

  • Drive meaningful social change at their incubator space at Impact Hub, CIC Boston
  • Work with advisors from companies such as BlackRock, Dell Foundation, HSBC, Natixis, Acumen Fund and Startupbootcamp
  • Learn a proven entrepreneurship framework and accelerated design thinking
  • Build your network
  • Get paid a $4,000 stipend
  • Earn Equity

The biggest opportunity is post-graduation:

It’s the opportunity to step into a leadership position (with equity) in a funded start-up you co-founded.

About BonBillo

BonBillo is an incubator and support network for ambitious startups using technology to solve social, health and environmental problems. We work with entrepreneurs and university students to launch and grow social ventures. Our incubator provides social ventures with entrepreneurship training, top mentors, an accomplished peer group, workspace and financial assistance.

Learn more in Handshake.