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Postdoctorate Program

The postdoctoral community in CEE is vibrant and diverse, with around 90 postdocs working in the department’s research areas. Postdoctoral Scholars are key members of the CEE community, who hold doctoral degrees, and play a large role in research and academics within the department. Postdocs work under the mentorship of a CEE faculty member and spend their time at MIT further developing skills for their future careers.

Postdoctoral researchers are appointed one of two titles, depending on the funding source:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow — researchers who receive funding in the form of a fellowship or stipend from an outside agency, either directly from the agency or distribute through MIT on behalf of the sponsor
  • Postdoctoral Associate — researchers who receive their salary from MIT (usually through grants to the sponsoring faculty member)

View more information about MIT Postdoctoral Scholars here.

Members of the committee

  • Professor Otto Cordero
  • Professor Penny Chisholm
  • Professor Admir Masic
  • Professor John Williams (chair)
  • Bori Stoyanova (staff)

Examples of activities organized by CEE postdoc committee

  • Postdoc teaching fellowships
  • Workshops and career events (i.e. job panels, resume reviews, mock interviews, etc.)
  • Social events (i.e. networking dinners with faculty, beer and wine tasting with trivia,
    bowling, etc.)

Video Channel ONE

Video Channel ONE was established to highlight the research of CEE postdocs and to allow them to see how they present in public or in front of the camera. The postdocs also use the
video channel to share their research with each other and potential employers.

The postdoc’s videos:
 Sarah Safieddine
 Marie-Julie Dalbe
 Maria Emilia Maza Fernandez
 Bruce David Jones