FDA’s role in expediting the development of novel medical products

Published on Jun 26, 2019 by Huri M

By Huri Mücahit   The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as the name suggests, is the primary regulatory organization for food and drug safety, including biologics and medical devices. However, surprisingly, the FDA regulates much more in the name of protecting public health, such as cosmetics, veterinary products, and tobacco products. The range in regulatory … Continue reading FDA’s role in expediting the development of novel medical products


iJOBS 2Actify Workshop: How to design a magnetic and focused LinkedIn profile

Published on Jun 20, 2019 by Emily Kelly-Castro

On June 4, 2019, I attended a LinkedIn workshop by 2Actify offered by Rutgers iJOBS. This workshop was focused on helping design a LinkedIn profile, by making it more attractive with the necessary information for recruiters. The 2Actify program was founded by Penny Pearl, a Rutgers’ alum, dedicated to helping others prepare for their future. … Continue reading iJOBS 2Actify Workshop: How to design a magnetic and focused LinkedIn profile


A visit to the Institute of Life Science Entrepreneurship

Published on Jun 18, 2019 by Vinam Puri

Written by Vinam Puri The Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship (ILSE) is a non-profit organization at Kean University, NJ whose mission is to accelerate life science discoveries by supporting startups in the field. In May 2019, Rutgers iJOBS organized a visit to ILSE to help future entrepreneurs get initial guidance through interaction and advice from … Continue reading A visit to the Institute of Life Science Entrepreneurship


Meet the Blogger: Monal Mehta

Published on Jun 13, 2019 by Monal Mehta

Hello everyone! My name is Monal Mehta, and I am finishing the 4th year of my PhD in Neuroscience at Rutgers University. I have actually been contributing to the Rutgers iJOBs blog since 2017, but am just now finally getting around to writing a post introducing myself! Time has really flown by since I arrived at … Continue reading Meet the Blogger: Monal Mehta


“Interviewing and career acceleration strategies” a workshop by William Soliman, PhD

Published on Jun 6, 2019 by Abla Tannous

Written by: Abla Tannous In today’s world and market, hard skills are not the only determinants of success and career progress. Soft skills, such as how you interact with others and market yourself, are also main contributing factors to how your career trajectory could be shaped. This is how Dr. William Soliman, the founder of … Continue reading “Interviewing and career acceleration strategies” a workshop by William Soliman, PhD


iJOBS StrengthsFinder workshop: Putting our strengths to use

Published on May 29, 2019 by Vasiliki Kanta-Chantzi

by Vicky Kanta Finding a job that perfectly matches our personality is a difficult task. Graduate students and postdocs are constantly surrounded by a multitude of career choices. However, what makes this search even more complicated is that many of us are not even aware of our innate abilities. For this reason, a recent iJOBS … Continue reading iJOBS StrengthsFinder workshop: Putting our strengths to use


“Turning Science into Stories: memorable messages that make you stand out” a workshop by Dr. Dennis Mangan.

Published on May 21, 2019 by Abla Tannous

Written by Abla Tannous Every year, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM) at Rutgers University organizes a retreat where one person from each lab gets the opportunity to give a brief talk about their work. As I enjoy public speaking, I volunteered to give the talk this year. I have given many presentations … Continue reading “Turning Science into Stories: memorable messages that make you stand out” a workshop by Dr. Dennis Mangan.


Exit Strategies- Planning to move on

Published on May 16, 2019 by Jennifer Casiano

By Jennifer Casiano-Matos As graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, our responsibilities and aims in a research lab are on a limited time frame. Graduate students usually spend 5-6 years in the lab and for Postdocs, it is dependent on many variables. Such as experience needed for the job market or career path. Regardless of your … Continue reading Exit Strategies- Planning to move on


Where Are They Now: Ina Nikolaeva

Published on May 7, 2019 by Deepshikha Mishra

– Deepshikha Mishra  Ina Nikolaeva graduated from Rutgers University with a PhD in Cell Bio and Neuroscience, where she studied role of mtor pathway in brain injury and diseases for her thesis. Currently, she enjoys her role as an Associate Scientific Director at Healthcare Consultancy Group. She was a senior editor and lead blogger for … Continue reading Where Are They Now: Ina Nikolaeva


Meet the blogger: Abla Tannous

Published on Apr 30, 2019 by Abla Tannous

Edited by Helena Mello & Eileen Oni One of the sayings I remember the most from my elementary education is a French proverb that translates to: “little by little, the bird makes its nest”. While the saying was motivating at the time, I would not realize its full meaning until graduate school, some 15 years … Continue reading Meet the blogger: Abla Tannous