Join the Organ Design and Engineering Post-doctoral Training Program

Join the Organ Design and Engineering Post-doctoral Training Program

The “ Organ Design and Engineering Post‐doctoral Training Program (ODET)” is an institutional T32 funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).

Our goal is to provide multidisciplinary research training to post‐doctoral fellows based at Harvard and MIT. Individuals accepted into the program will be cross‐trained in an area of expertise outside of their primary research field. Working at the intersection of engineering and developmental/ regenerative biology, trainees learn a new language and ultimately develop a common dialect that effectively bridges disciplines. The program utilizes a dual mentor model where fellows spend time in the laboratories of two mentors and are able to facilitate active communication across laboratories, institutions and geographic boundaries.

We are now actively evaluating fellow candidates and ask if you have any candidates that would be appropriate for the program. We currently have positions available for 3 trainees. Trainees must be US citizens or permanent residents. Candidates may have an MD, PhD or both degrees to qualify. They have to be able to start on the training grant by June 30, 2017

The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017. We will select candidates on a rolling basis.

The program will fund up to two years of training for each trainee. Requirements of the trainees include:

  • Submission of at least one grant application for an individual fellowship in the first year.
  • Attendance and participation in monthly training program meetings to review research progress.
  • Participate in a laboratory enrichment experience where the trainee will spend a minimum of 2 months or the equivalent in the laboratory of the co‐mentor to have hands‐on experience in another discipline.
  • Participate in (a) course(s) or other experience that enriches their knowledge base in the subject of their research and/or the translation/commercialization process of cell‐based, nano, regenerative and medical devices therapies. These may be drawn from HMS/MIT/Harvard Catalyst or other local course offerings or workshops and targeted clinical exposure opportunities, totaling approximately 3 weeks full‐time annually. Complete training in the Responsible Conduct of Research.
  • Participate in a monthly meeting where there will be periodic presentations by fellows on their research, networking, and exposure to grant writing and other skills important for a successful career as an independent investigator.


If you know of individuals who may be candidates for this new training program, please send information to us at




Joseph Bonventre, Program Director
Ali Khademhosseini, Associate Program Director
Fred Schoen, Associate Program Director