iJOBS Workshop — The Many Hats of Consulting

Published on Feb 14, 2019 by Paulina Krzyszczyk

Written by: Paulina Krzyszczyk Edited by: Huri Mücahit and Tomas Kasza On February 1st, I attended the iJOBS-sponsored consulting workshop led by Sidnee Pinho, the U.S. Chief Operating Officer of Prescient Healthcare Group. The workshop opened up my eyes to a field that I had previously poorly understood, and therefore not seriously considered as a … Continue reading iJOBS Workshop — The Many Hats of Consulting


iJOBS event summary: Contract Research Organization career panel

Published on Feb 12, 2019 by Tomas Kasza

By Tomas Kasza You might have heard that the first rule of contract research organizations (CROs) is you don’t talk about contract research organizations (CROs). THAT’S A LIE! It turns out that employees of CROs are excited to discuss their career knowledge with PhD and post-doctoral level academic researchers. CROs represent a great opportunity for … Continue reading iJOBS event summary: Contract Research Organization career panel


Where Are They Now: Maria Qadri

Published on Feb 7, 2019 by Paulina Krzyszczyk

Maria Qadri graduated from Rutgers University in January 2018 with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and Quantitative Biomedicine. Prior to that, she received her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Hartford. At Rutgers, she was highly involved in the formation of the … Continue reading Where Are They Now: Maria Qadri


Bayer site visit: Strategies for job in pharma

Published on Feb 5, 2019 by Rutgers iJOBS

By Deepshikha Mishra On January 15th, 2019, I got the chance to attend the Bayer/Rutgers iJOBS meeting. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet and interact with global team leaders and to feel the work culture inside the Bayer company. The global team is comprised of Dr. Libia F Scheller, Global Head of Cooperative Groups … Continue reading Bayer site visit: Strategies for job in pharma


Overview: Data Carpentry Workshop on Genomics

Published on Jan 31, 2019 by Monal Mehta

On January 17th and 18th Rutgers iJOBS hosted a two-day Genomics Workshop designed by Data Carpentry; this is the 3rd time Rutgers has held this workshop, alternating between Newark and New Brunswick. There were two instructors, Niel Infante and Amanda Charbonneau, along with three assistants from Rutgers, Katarzyna Tyc, Zhenru Zhou, and Roman Wernyj. Here … Continue reading Overview: Data Carpentry Workshop on Genomics


How Cuts to Public Funding of Science Impact the World of Academic Research

Published on Jan 29, 2019 by Andrew Petryna

Science, like many other professions, requires strict tracking of money and assets and often needs large inputs of capital to function. When these inputs disappear or finances fall short of their expectations, science faces the same setbacks and cuts as any other project might. An article from NPR addresses the issues that arise when scientists … Continue reading How Cuts to Public Funding of Science Impact the World of Academic Research


Take-Away Messages from the Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop: Scientists in Politics

Published on Dec 18, 2018 by Helena Mello

by Helena Mello On November 30, the Eagleton Institute of Politics, along with iJOBS, hosted the Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop: Scientists in Politics. As introduced by Eagleton’s Director Ruth B. Mandel, PhD, this workshop is part of a series of events that aim to (1) encourage political engagement in the scientific community, and (2) … Continue reading Take-Away Messages from the Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop: Scientists in Politics


iJOBS Workshop: Medical Affairs Job Simulation

Published on Dec 13, 2018 by Rutgers iJOBS

In the last decade, several reports have been published indicating that there has been a shift in the mindset of students graduating with a degree in biomedical sciences. Now, more than 50 percent of biomedical PhD scientists are seeking non-traditional or non-academic careers (Zimmerman AM 2018; American institute of research 2014). Medical Affairs has emerged … Continue reading iJOBS Workshop: Medical Affairs Job Simulation


Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Making Smart Choices for your Career Development

Published on Dec 11, 2018 by Jennifer Casiano

By: Jennifer Casiano-Matos A couple of weeks ago, I participated in a career development talk conducted by Lori Conlan, Ph.D.; Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Studies at NIH. In this panel, we discussed how graduate students should focus on the next steps after graduate school or the completion of a postdoc position. In fact, … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Making Smart Choices for your Career Development


Career Advice for the Bewildered Soul

Published on Dec 4, 2018 by Shekerah Primus

By: Shekerah Primus In life and career-planning, there is no shortage of advice. There are the motivational one-liners we’ve all heard since childhood, such as, “Reach for the stars!”, and, “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.” There are also the chant-worthy slogans of, “Be all you can be,” “Just do it,” … Continue reading Career Advice for the Bewildered Soul