iJobs Virtual Career Panel: Science Writing and Medical Communication at McCann Health

Published on Jul 28, 2020 by Gina Sanchez

By: Gina Sanchez   On July 14th, the iJobs program hosted a virtual career panel with McCann Health, a prominent international healthcare communications company. Representatives from various agencies within the company gave presentations about different aspects of their jobs. Drug discovery is a costly industry, making it essential that there are people able to help … Continue reading iJobs Virtual Career Panel: Science Writing and Medical Communication at McCann Health


Virtual Career Panel: Eli Lilly

Published on Jul 2, 2020 by Zachary Fritz

By: Zachary Fritz Despite a still raging global pandemic, on Friday, June 19th curious graduate students were able to “virtually” step inside one of the world’s major pharmaceutical companies, Eli Lilly, via an iJOBS Virtual Career Panel. Eli Lilly is a Fortune 500 company that has about 34,000 employees worldwide with offices, manufacturing plants, and research … Continue reading Virtual Career Panel: Eli Lilly


Virtual Career Panel: Genewiz

Published on Jun 19, 2020 by Natalie Losada

By Natalie Losada Have you ever wondered, especially now during the global pandemic, who is performing and developing the techniques for large genetic studies?  Many researchers require the help of Genewiz, a company that provides R&D genomics services to pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, academic researchers, and start-ups.  Genewiz is known for their affordable, reliable data, … Continue reading Virtual Career Panel: Genewiz


The fundamentals of a magnetic LinkedIn profile

Published on Jun 9, 2020 by Brianna Alexander

By Brianna Alexander As graduate students, our days often involve planning and executing experiments, analyzing data, and eventually presenting and publishing the acquired results. We are passionate about what we do, and we understand the importance of working hard now to secure ourselves future success. However, outside of our bench work- what can we do … Continue reading The fundamentals of a magnetic LinkedIn profile


“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