Promoting the Art of Communicating Science to Non-scientists

Published on Jul 26, 2018 by Talia Planas-Fontanez

by Talia M. Planas-Fontánez The following is an opinion article about science communication, adapted from the “Communicating Science” class offered at Rutgers University. Have you ever tried to give your parents, or any family member, a clear explanation of what you do as a research scientist? How many unfamiliar technical format and jargon did you … Continue reading Promoting the Art of Communicating Science to Non-scientists


Meet the blogger: Vinam Puri

Published on Jul 19, 2018 by Vinam Puri

We all know what the journey of a graduate student is like, right? Well, not true for this one! Hello guys, my name is Vinam and I am a Ph.D. student in the Pharmaceutical Science program, however, my path in the program has been unconventional, to say the least. After completing my Bachelor of Pharmacy … Continue reading Meet the blogger: Vinam Puri


Where did all the women go? The gender gap in publishing and beyond

Published on Jul 12, 2018 by Vasiliki Kanta-Chantzi

It is the dream of every young scientist; after many agonizing years filled with hard work and perseverance, you are at the finish line. Everything falls into place and you receive the most satisfying email you may ever receive: “We are pleased to announce that your manuscript has been accepted for publication in Nature”. This … Continue reading Where did all the women go? The gender gap in publishing and beyond


Where are they Now? – Interview with Stephanie Veerasammy

Published on Jul 5, 2018 by Urmimala Basu

Stephanie Veerasammy, Ph.D., is a Rutgers alumnus and currently a Scientific Writer at Regeneron.  As a scientific writer she writes about ‘nonclinical pharmacological studies performed to characterize the pharmacodynamics of a drug’. She credits the SciPhD program in preparing her for her career. It gave her the skills necessary to make the transition from academia … Continue reading Where are they Now? – Interview with Stephanie Veerasammy


Enter the matrix: Scientist self-assessments that make sense!

Published on Jun 27, 2018 by Tomas Kasza

Edited by: Aminat Saliu Musah You approach the office of your program director with sweaty palms and little scientific progress. You have been dreading this progress meeting since your graduate program assistant asked you to fill out a doodle poll a month ago. As you enter their cluttered office you wonder about how you compare … Continue reading Enter the matrix: Scientist self-assessments that make sense!


The need for staff scientists

Published on Jun 14, 2018 by Huri M

By: Huri Mücahit Edited by: Manjula Mummadisetti and Aminat Saliu Musah   The following blog post is a summary of “Biology needs more staff scientists” by Steven Hyman, “Staff scientists find satisfaction in playing the support role” by Maggie Kuo, and “Wanted: staff-scientist positions for postdocs” by Kendall Powell.   To remain a research scientist, … Continue reading The need for staff scientists


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


Where are They Now? – 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 Where are They Now? – 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