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Roles at MBG
Typically new MBG members start out as Associates. New Associates work with our strong returning leadership team of Senior Associates, Directors, and Execs, made up of grad students, undergrads, and postdocs across many departments. As an Associate, you will integrate into our event planning teams, connect with people in biotech, get to know our student leadership team, and learn about the biotech industry through our internal and external programming. No experience in biotech is required to be an Associate and the time commitment is flexible.
After gaining experience in the group, select MBG Associates will be invited to continue their involvement as Senior Associates, a position aimed at advancing our flagship events and interests in the biotech community. MBG Senior Associates serve as shining examples of what makes MBG successful.
Interested MBG members have the opportunity of applying to become Directors of the Industry, Entrepreneurship or Undergraduate Engagement Initiatives. The application for these positions usually opens in the spring/summer and will be circulated internally within the group.
Interested MBG members have the opportunity of applying to join the exec team. The application for these positions usually opens in the spring/summer and will be circulated internally within the group.
We invite new MBG associates to join one of our Initiative teams:
This initiative focuses on preparing MBG members for careers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. MBG has engaged industry professionals to find out how to best prepare students and postdocs for careers in biotech and pharma. We are building a program which delivers the four key elements necessary to give students the edge on careers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.
The biotech entrepreneurship initiative focuses on exposing MBG members to the vibrant Cambridge/Boston biotech startup community, and giving them opportunities to develop entrepreneurial skills to aid in starting, or joining, an early-stage biotech venture. Future events include professional development seminars (e.g. university IP/licensing, early-stage partnerships, market analysis), panels with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, and more.
MBG’s Undergraduate Engagement serves as an avenue for MIT undergraduates to gain exposure and networking opportunities within the biotechnology industry. We host events to encourage students to expand their networks and gain mentorship by connecting with industry professionals and graduate students. Additionally, we aim to connect students with members of the MIT community who are also interested in biotechnology entrepreneurship.