iJOBS Workshop: Medical Affairs Job Simulation

Published on Dec 13, 2018 by Rutgers iJOBS

In the last decade, several reports have been published indicating that there has been a shift in the mindset of students graduating with a degree in biomedical sciences. Now, more than 50 percent of biomedical PhD scientists are seeking non-traditional or non-academic careers (Zimmerman AM 2018; American institute of research 2014). Medical Affairs has emerged … Continue reading iJOBS Workshop: Medical Affairs Job Simulation


Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Making Smart Choices for your Career Development

Published on Dec 11, 2018 by Jennifer Casiano

By: Jennifer Casiano-Matos A couple of weeks ago, I participated in a career development talk conducted by Lori Conlan, Ph.D.; Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Studies at NIH. In this panel, we discussed how graduate students should focus on the next steps after graduate school or the completion of a postdoc position. In fact, … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Making Smart Choices for your Career Development


Career Advice for the Bewildered Soul

Published on Dec 4, 2018 by Shekerah Primus

By: Shekerah Primus In life and career-planning, there is no shortage of advice. There are the motivational one-liners we’ve all heard since childhood, such as, “Reach for the stars!”, and, “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.” There are also the chant-worthy slogans of, “Be all you can be,” “Just do it,” … Continue reading Career Advice for the Bewildered Soul


An Interview with a Medical Communications Leader

Published on Nov 27, 2018 by Vinam Puri

Vishal Soni, Ph.D., is the and CEO of Viridbio Solutions, a service-providing company focused on medical writing, med­ical communications and information technology. Prior to Viribidio, he served as global head of NTE and Clinical Pharmacology Medical Writing at Teva Pharmaceuticals and was the founder, president and CEO of Vir­id Biosciences and a team leader at Innopharma … Continue reading An Interview with a Medical Communications Leader


Why you should listen to podcasts if you are a STEM PhD student

Published on Nov 20, 2018 by Helena Mello

by Helena Mello If you could sum up the time you spend per day doing the following: commuting, eating, working on tissue culture, pipetting… how many minutes would that be? How about using that seemingly wasted time to further your scientific knowledge? This article will (hopefully) convince you to listen to podcasts while performing all … Continue reading Why you should listen to podcasts if you are a STEM PhD student


An Interview with a Pharmaceutical Leader

Published on Nov 15, 2018 by Vinam Puri

Dr. Navneet Puri is the Founder and CEO of Nevakar, Inc. in Bridgewater, NJ. He started this company in 2015, with a vision of creating a fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focusing on hospital injectables and ophthalmic products. As Chief Executive Officer, he sets the strategic and operational direction of the organization. Prior to this, … Continue reading An Interview with a Pharmaceutical Leader


Choose Your Adventure: Non-Traditional Careers in the Pharma Agency Space

Published on Nov 14, 2018 by Vinam Puri

Are you studying for (or already are) a Ph.D. in Life Science/Pharma/Biotech? Are you of a creative mind interested in the communication space but not sure if there is a career for you in it? Are you interested in going on an adventure and exploring an area you may not have known? Read right ahead … Continue reading Choose Your Adventure: Non-Traditional Careers in the Pharma Agency Space


Being Assertive: Asking What You Need in the Laboratory and in Life

Published on Nov 6, 2018 by Jennifer Casiano

By Jennifer Casiano-Matos On September 18th, 2018, I had an opportunity to participate in a talk about assertiveness at the Office of Intramural Training and Education in NIH. It was conducted by Anne Kirchgessner, one of our career counselors. At the meeting, she talked about how being assertive can help you attain what you need … Continue reading Being Assertive: Asking What You Need in the Laboratory and in Life


Internship Prep for Graduate Students

Published on Nov 1, 2018 by Emily Kelly-Castro

On October 17th, I attended a seminar where 5 Rutgers students shared their internship experience with the audience. The student panelists were: Anna Giarratana, MD, Ph.D. candidate, Pfizer externship via iJobs 2nd phase Praveen Bommareddy, Ph.D. candidate in Tumor Immunology, Intern at Regeneron Victor Tan, Ph.D. candidate in Pharmacology, Regulatory CMC Intern at Celgene Xiaowei … Continue reading Internship Prep for Graduate Students


Emotional Intelligence: Knowing your feelings and the path to success

Published on Oct 23, 2018 by Vasiliki Kanta-Chantzi

By Vicky Kanta On October 4th, I attended an iJOBS workshop on the topic of emotional intelligence. The presenter was Juliet Hart, the founder of Hart & Chin Associates, LLC., a start-up offering workshops for science professionals. Juliet started out as a bench scientist working for biotech and pharma companies such as Johnson & Johnson. … Continue reading Emotional Intelligence: Knowing your feelings and the path to success