Student Perspective: Career Updates from Post-graduate Blogger Eileen Oni

Published on Aug 22, 2017 by Eileen Oni

Hey everyone! I hope your summers have been well! Things have flown by. I thought I’d give you all an update. I am currently preparing for my next journey in the D.C. metro area science policy space as an American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Fellow in the Division of Engineering … Continue reading Student Perspective: Career Updates from Post-graduate Blogger Eileen Oni


ACA Lunch and Learn Recap – Opportunities in Drug Development

Published on Aug 15, 2017 by Fatu Badiane

ACA Lunch and Learn Event This post was written following the ACA Lunch and Learn Event, Opportunities in Drug Development, on July 13 with Sam Kongsamut, PhD. On July 13th, Rutgers Newark ACA graciously hosted Sam Kongsamut, PhD, a scientist and entrepreneur, regarding his career path in drug development. Dr. Kongamut is a tall, soft … Continue reading ACA Lunch and Learn Recap – Opportunities in Drug Development


Does Innovation And Technology Have A Bias Towards Men While Leaving Women Behind?

Published on Aug 8, 2017 by Yaa Haber (Boateng)

By: Yaa Haber On June 14th, 2017, I attended the 3rd Women’s Healthcare Innovation Leadership Showcase (WHILS) at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway New Jersey. It was a phenomenal experience to be surrounded by such a diverse group of women, both scientists and clinicians, who have a passion for addressing issues … Continue reading Does Innovation And Technology Have A Bias Towards Men While Leaving Women Behind?


Phinishing Celebrations

Published on Aug 1, 2017 by Paulina Krzyszczyk

Not too long ago, I went to my good friend, Jay Patel’s, surprise graduation party. He PhinisheD!  (Phinished = a pun on finishing the PhD process). Congrats Dr. Patel! I’m sure there’s only one of you out there! (Haha– just forget about the other three Dr. Patels in your immediate family alone) Being surrounded by … Continue reading Phinishing Celebrations


The PhD Rises: Be the Applicant your Future Employer needs!

Published on Jul 25, 2017 by Tomas Kasza

This piece was written after attending an iJOBS workshop entitled: How to Get and Keep a Job presented by Nancy Mark from Johnson & Johnson on June 29th, 2017 in Piscataway, NJ. As graduate students and post docs, we work in a semi-professional environment, wearing the uniforms of bright t-shirts, coffee stained jeans, and disintegrating … Continue reading The PhD Rises: Be the Applicant your Future Employer needs!


WHILS 2017: Learning, Networking, and Advocating for Change with the Businesswomen of Healthcare

Published on Jul 11, 2017 by Paulina Krzyszczyk

On June 14th, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway was the site of the 3rd biennial Women’s Healthcare Innovation and Leadership Showcase (WHILS) hosted by the New York/New Jersey branch of Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA). HBA is a global non-profit organization whose core purpose is to further the advancement and impact of women in … Continue reading WHILS 2017: Learning, Networking, and Advocating for Change with the Businesswomen of Healthcare


Reflections from a year with Eagleton

Published on Jul 4, 2017 by Fatu Badiane

This past academic year, I was selected as a Raimondo Fellow as part of the Eagleton Fellowship program. This fellowship allows selected students to gain a better understanding of government, public affairs, and the legislative process through a class offered in the fall and an internship completed  in the spring. In addition to this, fellows … Continue reading Reflections from a year with Eagleton


Interview with Dr. J.D. Thomas

Published on Jun 27, 2017 by Urmimala Basu

Urmimala talks with Dr. J.D. Thomas, Rutgers’ Assistant Dean for Project Management, Communications, and Special Projects about the development of his career in higher education administration. Let’s begin with your early career: where did you go to school for your undergraduate studies and what was your field? I attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, from … Continue reading Interview with Dr. J.D. Thomas


“Staff Scientist”: A viable academic research career option or just another name for a post doc?

Published on Jun 20, 2017 by Myka Ababon

The traditional organizational structure of an academic research institution, such as at Rutgers, is a collection of laboratories which may or may not have overlapping research goals, and independently run by Principal Investigators (PI). Steven Hyman, director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, argued for restructuring … Continue reading “Staff Scientist”: A viable academic research career option or just another name for a post doc?


Staying Close to Science in Public and Private Sectors

Published on Jun 13, 2017 by Jennifer Casiano

By Jennifer Casiano On May 11, 2017 I had the opportunity to assist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Career Symposium. I spent the day among wonderful scientists that shared their experiences in different scientific career pathways such as academia, industry, government and other non-traditional paths. This blog post is one of several in … Continue reading Staying Close to Science in Public and Private Sectors