The need for staff scientists

Published on Jun 14, 2018 by Huri M

staff scientists fill a crucial niche between faculty members and graduate students in that they have the experience students may not, but lack the obligations of faculty members to train students. As such, these scientists can lead projects, collaborate with faculty members and other scientists, and provide creative and innovative solutions that a faculty member may not be able to due to administrative and funding limitations


Career Advices from Industry Leaders for Graduate Students and Post-docs

Published on Jun 14, 2018 by Rutgers iJOBS

By Jennifer Casiano As a member of the organizing committee for the 11th Annual NIH Career Symposium, I had the opportunity of selecting the topics and looking for speakers that were part of the industry career panels. In addition, the day of the symposium I was able to moderate two of the career panels: “Finding … Continue reading Career Advices from Industry Leaders for Graduate Students and Post-docs


My Interview with Mercedes Gyuricza

Published on May 15, 2018 by Urmimala Basu

Mercedes Gyuricza, Ph.D., is a Rutgers iJOBs alumnus and currently works as the Post-Doc Engagement Manager at Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Her role at Janssen is to create, implement, and manage a Post-Doc program for the more than 75 Post-Docs at Janssen. During her time at Rutgers, Mercedes participated in the iJOBs program, which gave her the … Continue reading My Interview with Mercedes Gyuricza


Exploring Your Skills

Published on May 10, 2018 by Monal Mehta

When it’s time to start thinking about a future career, one of the first questions that might come to mind is, “What am I good at?” This can often be a difficult question to address, and unfortunately, it may be easier to think of things we are not good at. Laura N. Schram, an academic … Continue reading Exploring Your Skills


How to be successful in your career

Published on May 8, 2018 by Emily Kelly-Castro

  The following is an article review of “The Core Traits of Success” by David G. Jensen. Dr. David G. Jensen is a writer, a world-wide speaker on career issues, and the founder of CareerTax Inc. He has written about the issues that scientists and engineers face when transitioning from an academic environment to the … Continue reading How to be successful in your career


The Rutgers Grad Experience: A Few of my Favorite Things

Published on May 3, 2018 by Paulina Krzyszczyk

By: Paulina Krzyszczyk Edited by: Eileen Oni Having spent several years within Rutgers’ campuses, I have had some time to learn about the university and reflect on my experiences here. Although there have been ups and downs throughout the progression of my Ph.D. (as expected!), I have identified a few things about Rutgers that have enhanced my … Continue reading The Rutgers Grad Experience: A Few of my Favorite Things


Information Navigator

Published on May 1, 2018 by Maryam Alapa

I cannot stress how important informational interviews are in helping you decide your career track. I first learned about regulatory medical writing at an informational interview session. I became so interested that now I am trying to learn more about the career track as a phase 2 iJOBS trainee. Informational interviews give you an opportunity … Continue reading Information Navigator


The Alarming Mental Health Crisis Among Graduate Students

Published on Apr 26, 2018 by Jennifer Casiano

By: Jennifer Casiano-Matos Edited by: Eileen Oni & Paulina Krzyszczyk Isolation, the nature of research, feelings of inadequacy, and lack of consistent achievements are several reasons why graduate students are at a greater risk for mental health issues than the general population. Several journals, including a March 2018 publication in Nature Biotechnology, titled Evidence of … Continue reading The Alarming Mental Health Crisis Among Graduate Students


Data Scientist to the Rescue!

Published on Apr 24, 2018 by Tomas Kasza

By Tomas Kasza Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard of the job title, data scientist. Heralded as one of the new, hot jobs of the 21st century, it has made its way to several top ten jobs lists across the news  (1, 2, and 3). You may have thought … Continue reading Data Scientist to the Rescue!


iJOBS Career Fair: What you Can Do with a Ph.D.

Published on Apr 19, 2018 by Paulina Krzyszczyk

The annual iJOBS/BioNJ career fair is the epitome of what you can do with a Ph.D. The iJOBS program stresses that Ph.D.’s can do much more than practice science in the traditional sense. The opportunities are essentially boundless. There is demand for Ph.D.’s in medical writing and communication, consulting, project management, manufacturing, and of course, research and … Continue reading iJOBS Career Fair: What you Can Do with a Ph.D.