The Logic Model and your project

Published on May 24, 2021 by Natalie Losada

By Natalie Losada “A problem well stated is a problem half solved.” Charles Kettering Our speaker at this iJOBS event on May 10th was not only a down-to-earth, insightful leader, but he is also a founder of the STEM Advocacy Institute (SAi), a place where you can perfect your Logic Model for your project.  By … Continue reading The Logic Model and your project


iJOBS Virtual Site Visit: Merck

Published on May 21, 2021 by Soumyadipa Das

Written by: Soumyadipa Das If you have a background in science and currently looking to work for big pharmaceuticals, then you have opened the perfect article. On Tuesday, May 4th Rutgers iJOBS arranged a virtual site visit to the pharmaceutical company Merck. One of the world’s major players in the pharmaceutical industry, Merck is a … Continue reading iJOBS Virtual Site Visit: Merck


Meet the blogger: Samantha Avina

Published on May 10, 2021 by Samantha Avina

My name is Samantha (Sam) Avina and I am currently a 3rd year PhD candidate in the Rutgers Newark School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Immunology PhD track. But I am also still a young adult trying to figure out my future career track and reach my own personal goals like many other members of our Rutgers … Continue reading Meet the blogger: Samantha Avina


Transition and working in industry: a journey of adaptability and role changes

Published on May 6, 2021 by Sally Wang

By: Sally Wang Academia is perhaps well-known for its stability (if you achieve tenure), continuity, and lifelong dedication to one area of expertise. This is evident in how academic success is defined (being “known for something”) and how academic departments are constructed.  However, Dr. Kenneth Maynard shared at a recent seminar co-hosted by Rutgers iJOBS … Continue reading Transition and working in industry: a journey of adaptability and role changes


Drug Hunting and Expanding Your Breadth with Dr. Karen Akinsanya

Published on Apr 19, 2021 by Rebecca Manubag

By Rebecca Manubag On April 5, 2021, Rutgers iJOBS and the The Erdos Institute hosted an informative seminar with featured guest, Dr. Karen Akinsanya, who discussed her work in industry. Dr. Akinsanya spoke about her journey from her graduate studies to multiple positions that expanded her “breadth and depth” (as she put it) during her … Continue reading Drug Hunting and Expanding Your Breadth with Dr. Karen Akinsanya


The Cover Letter: An Opportunity to Show Authenticity

Published on Apr 13, 2021 by Helena Mello

By Helena Mello If you are an avid iJOBS blog reader and aspiring job applicant, you have certainly needed to write a cover letter. While not always essential, many job openings recommend that you write one. A cover letter may be overlooked by some, but it is a great opportunity to sell yourself beyond the … Continue reading The Cover Letter: An Opportunity to Show Authenticity


Alternative STEM Career Paths: Project Management in the Life Sciences

Published on Apr 8, 2021 by Shawn Rumrill

By Shawn Rumrill The beauty of earning a PhD in STEM, particularly in life science divisions, is the versatility in career paths post-graduation. One unique, and perhaps lesser known career path is project management. While many STEM graduates find their passion in developing new technologies at the bench, communicating science, or working on the business … Continue reading Alternative STEM Career Paths: Project Management in the Life Sciences


Meet the Blogger – Natalie Losada

Published on Mar 31, 2021 by Natalie Losada

Over the pandemic I have realized something – I’m a people person.  Since middle school I knew that I excelled in group settings, but the reason why wasn’t clear until now.  Group settings allow dynamic thinking at a faster rate than when alone. More than that, I find group settings fun, exhilarating, and uplifting.  After … Continue reading Meet the Blogger – Natalie Losada


iJOBS Career Panel: Scientist Positions in BioPharma

Published on Mar 23, 2021 by Gina Sanchez

By Gina Sanchez PhD candidates often concern themselves over what a job in industry might look like. Images of high-tech labs are both exciting and frightening as a new adventure awaits. The reference for many of our experiences in industry are large pharmaceutical companies, such as Merck or Pfizer, or sometimes start-ups. Samantha Avina recently … Continue reading iJOBS Career Panel: Scientist Positions in BioPharma


iJOBS Career Panel: Research Jobs in Industry

Published on Mar 10, 2021 by Samantha Avina

By Samantha Avina As PhD graduates begin to transition from students to career professionals, they have to strategize preparing for the next big steppingstone in their careers. For most graduates, the first task is deciding whether to stay in academia or move into industry. Of course, there are pros and cons to both decisions, as … Continue reading iJOBS Career Panel: Research Jobs in Industry