“Informational Interviews – What? How? Why?” A recap of NIH OITE’s webinar

Published on May 28, 2020 by Helena Mello

By Helena Mello Regardless of the career path stage, networking is an essential aspect of any professional life. As scientists, we have opportunities to connect in conferences, seminars and career events. We can strengthen these connections and expand our network with informational interviews; however, not everyone is familiar with this resource. With that in mind, … Continue reading “Informational Interviews – What? How? Why?” A recap of NIH OITE’s webinar


iJOBS Virtual Career Panel: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health

Published on May 19, 2020 by Helena Mello

by Helena Mello When scientists think about Johnson & Johnson, the company is usually viewed as the pharma giant that has been in business for over 130 years. While accurate, PhD students and post-doctorates don’t tend to recall the hundreds of products made through J&J’s Consumer Health Division. On May 4th, the iJOBS program hosted … Continue reading iJOBS Virtual Career Panel: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health


Career Panel: Women in Academic Biology

Published on May 14, 2020 by Natalie Losada

Career Panel: Women in Academic Biology By Natalie Losada and Samantha Avina Thanks to the efforts of many strong and dedicated advocates, tremendous progress has been made for women’s rights since the late 1800’s.  However, even in the 21st century with the freedom and resources available to reach their full potential, women in science still … Continue reading Career Panel: Women in Academic Biology


Virtual MSL Career Panel (Part II)

Published on May 5, 2020 by Zachary Fritz

By Zachary Fritz As a career that has been described as the “industry equivalent of a tenure track faculty member”, it is no wonder that the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is one of the most desirable positions in the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. Consequently, this career may be one of the most difficult to land … Continue reading Virtual MSL Career Panel (Part II)


Virtual MSL Career Panel (Part I)

Published on Apr 30, 2020 by Natalie Losada

by Natalie Losada In an effort to keep everyone engaged and prepared for life after the global pandemic – and there will be life after the chaos – the iJOBS program has continued hosting its career building and career exploration events through Zoom.  You can find event recordings on the iJOBS website! On April 23rd, … Continue reading Virtual MSL Career Panel (Part I)


iJobs Event: Merck Virtual Career Panel

Published on Apr 28, 2020 by Samantha Avina

By: Samantha Avina Ph.D. students are often unsure of what jobs “in industry” entail.  More often than not transitioning from academia to industry work is kidded about as going to “the dark side” of research with an unknown agenda. However, what the jesting really masks is the lack of understanding that pertains to what happens … Continue reading iJobs Event: Merck Virtual Career Panel


Medical Communication and Science Writing Virtual Career Panel

Published on Apr 14, 2020 by Gina Sanchez

By: Gina Sanchez On March 31st, the iJobs program hosted a career panel in Medical Writing and Science Communication. In this program, we were able to hear from three Rutgers Ph.D. graduates and one more individual at various stages of their careers. Attendees were able to get the points of view of the panelists regarding … Continue reading Medical Communication and Science Writing Virtual Career Panel


Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics: Regulating the Power of Gene Editing

Published on Mar 4, 2020 by Samantha Avina

By: Samantha Avina On Friday February 21st the Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics in collaboration with the Rutgers iJobs program hosted the CRISPR Governance Workshop to discuss the current issues in developing policy to regulate genome editing. The objective of this workshop was to encourage open discussion about the use of genome editing technologies and … Continue reading Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics: Regulating the Power of Gene Editing


SciPhD: Preparing Scientists for Professional Careers

Published on Feb 27, 2020 by Xuyuan Kuang

Written by Xuyuan Kuang The Four-Day SciPhD Program led by Larry Petcovic and Randall Ribaudo, closed up on February 2nd where 40 PhD students and post-doctoral associates received certificates of the program completion supported by the Rutgers iJOBS program. Among 40 participants, most of them are from Rutgers University New Brunswick Campus or Newark Campus, … Continue reading SciPhD: Preparing Scientists for Professional Careers


SciPhD: Preparing Scientists for Industry Careers

Published on Feb 20, 2020 by Maria Ibrahim

Written by: Maria Ibrahim Are you interested in learning about a variety of possible careers after completing a  Ph.D. or post-doc? Do you want an insight on how to brand yourself for a job interview? Do you want to know what leadership skills are necessary to be an effective employee? If the answer to these … Continue reading SciPhD: Preparing Scientists for Industry Careers