Postdoctoral Fellows and Postdoctoral Associates
Postdoctoral researchers are appointed with the title of Postdoctoral Fellow or Postdoctoral Associate, 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)
Learn more about the funding and benefits available to fellows and associates.
MIT Biology postdocs may pursue their research in one of more than 60 faculty research laboratories—labs headed by renowned leaders in their fields, including:
Three Nobel laureates
29 members of the National Academy of Sciences
14 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators
MIT Biology faculty labs are housed in the department’s six research locations grouped along the Main Street corridor of the MIT campus:
Learn more about MIT Biology’s research locations.
The department conducts research in the following fields, and individual research projects may include more than one of these areas:
Explore MIT Biology's research areas.