MIT


Ph.D. Training in Bioastronautics, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST)
The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) sponsors this Mentored Research Program, which trains graduate students in space life sciences, biomedical engineering, medical sciences, and space medicine for a broad range of possible career opportunities. The program provides students with a combination of science and engineering coursework, clinical experiences, space-related research apprenticeships, and thesis research options at MIT, Harvard, and associated hospitals. The Bioastronautics training program is part of HST's Medical Engineering and Medical Physics (MEMP) PhD program. The program is led by Laurence Young, Sc.D., a member of the NSBRI Sensorimotor Adaptation Team and MIT Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics.

Eligibility
Applicants to MEMP/Bioastronautics must meet the general requirements for MEMP applicants, which include a baccalaureate degree in engineering or physical science and demonstration of a sustained interest in applications of engineering and physical science to biology or medicine through courses, research, and/or work experience. In addition, candidates for MEMP/Bioastronautics must have completed at least a bachelor's degree or substantial minor in a related area such as aeronautics and astronautics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, mathematics, or physics, as well as coursework and/or research experiences demonstrating a sustained interest in space life sciences.

How to Apply and Additional Information
Detailed information about the program is available at http://hst.mit.edu/academics/memp/training-programs/bioastronautics. Students interested in the Bioastronautics Program apply via the MEMP PhD Program - instructions at http://hst.mit.edu/academics/memp/admissions. December 15, 2014 is the deadline to apply for Fall 2015 admission.