Exploring the field of Regulatory Writing

Published on Dec 10, 2019 by Brianna Alexander

By: Brianna Alexander “The most fulfilling part of being a medical writer is being part of the treatment paradigm and knowing that what you do translates to patients and quality of life.” These are the words of Dr. Aaron B. Bernstein, a consultant medical writer, when asked to reflect on the most fulfilling part of … Continue reading Exploring the field of Regulatory Writing


What Can You be with a PhD: Day 2, Part 2 – Careers in Science Communication and Media

Published on Dec 5, 2019 by Rukia Henry

By Rukia Henry For the final instalment on the series detailing “What Can You be with a PhD” career symposium, experts in science communication and media shared their experiences detailing their job positions, what it took to get there, and how a career in this field can be rewarding. This panel session was moderated by … Continue reading What Can You be with a PhD: Day 2, Part 2 – Careers in Science Communication and Media


iJOBS Career Panel: GlaxoSmithKline

Published on Nov 26, 2019 by Janaina Pereira

By Janaina Pereira On November 11th, the iJOBS program hosted an event focused on the global company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). With this panel, we had the opportunity to hear from panelists holding different positions in the Human Genetics and Functional Genomics Departments about their projects and career paths in computational biology, genomic statistics, and genetics at … Continue reading iJOBS Career Panel: GlaxoSmithKline


What can You be with a PhD – Day 2: Part 1- Careers in Science Outreach and Informal Education

Published on Nov 21, 2019 by Rukia Henry

by Rukia Henry As a young researcher and scientist in training, I have come to realize that there is a huge disconnect with the work that I and other scientists perform in the lab, and the translation of that work to the public. As scientists, we don’t perform experiments or do science for ourselves, and … Continue reading What can You be with a PhD – Day 2: Part 1- Careers in Science Outreach and Informal Education


What can you be with a PhD? A Science and Technology Career Symposium: Part 2

Published on Nov 19, 2019 by Rukia Henry

by Rukia Henry The Science and Career Symposium was held on the weekend of October 19th-20th at New York University, Langone Health Center. It showcased a vast array of professionals who engaged in sessions detailing the careers they pursued in fields outside of academia. Panel sessions focused on various career paths from public health and … Continue reading What can you be with a PhD? A Science and Technology Career Symposium: Part 2


Non-profit Sector: Where Do the Ph.Ds. Fit?

Published on Nov 14, 2019 by Samantha Avina

By Samantha Avina When the idea of non-profit organizations come to mind it is most often associated with thoughts of fundraising and philanthropic work for the better of humanity. Although accompanied by these great attributes, non-profit work doesn’t automatically call attention of the lone Ph.D. candidate doing niche specific benchwork. So, how does the idea … Continue reading Non-profit Sector: Where Do the Ph.Ds. Fit?


iJOBS site visit: Wiley Publishing

Published on Nov 12, 2019 by Helena Mello

by Helena Mello Founded in 1807, Wiley Publishing (then John Wiley and Sons) is a worldwide company with over 1600 journals published. On October 28, 2019, the Rutgers iJOBS program visited Wiley’s New Jersey site to hear from a variety of employees on the publishing industry and where the company stands within it. There are … Continue reading iJOBS site visit: Wiley Publishing


What can you be with a PhD? A Science and Technology Career Symposium: Part 1

Published on Nov 5, 2019 by Rukia Henry

by Rukia Henry What can you be with a PhD (WCUB) is a career symposium that is held biennially. It is supported by the New York Regional Consortium of Schools, in association with Nature Careers. The two-day event is held to facilitate panels of professionals that can engage in active discussions around traditional and alternative … Continue reading What can you be with a PhD? A Science and Technology Career Symposium: Part 1


iJOBS Site Visit: McCann Health explains the role of Medical Communication agencies

Published on Oct 31, 2019 by Helena Mello

by Helena Mello If you are a recurrent reader of this blog you probably have heard of Medical Communications (Med Comm). We cover this topic frequently not just because we think Med Comm can be a great career for those with a science background, but also because it is a rapidly growing field in the … Continue reading iJOBS Site Visit: McCann Health explains the role of Medical Communication agencies


The importance of your first job

Published on Oct 29, 2019 by Jennifer Casiano

By Jennifer Casiano Edited: Vicky Kanta and Tomas Kasza. The last few months of graduate school are usually very stressful, because you must wrap up your research, write the dissertation, prepare for meetings, look for a job and prepare for interviews. On top of that, we are concerned with what to do next, which is a … Continue reading The importance of your first job