Developing Leadership and Business Skills for Scientists: SciPhD Virtual Workshop 2021 – Part 1

Published on Jan 20, 2021 by Shawn Rumrill

By: Shawn Rumrill For their first event of the new year Rutgers iJOBS partnered with SciPhD for an exciting week of skill building activities that covered everything from crafting a resume to project management to negotiating salary. Founded in 2010 by Randall Rimbaud, Ph.D., and Larry Petcovic, M.S., SciPhD brings leadership skills and business knowledge to scientists … Continue reading Developing Leadership and Business Skills for Scientists: SciPhD Virtual Workshop 2021 – Part 1


Working at a CRO: a welcoming environment for PhD holders

Published on Dec 23, 2020 by Helena Mello

By Helena Mello Before we begin, I need to make a distinction: “CRO” can refer to two related, but different, companies. It can refer to a Clinical Research Organization or a Contract Research Organization. Broadly, both companies may be considered Contract organizations because they work under a contract to provide service in the form of … Continue reading Working at a CRO: a welcoming environment for PhD holders


Takeaways from Greg Erman’s “How Real-World Evidence is Transforming the Healthcare Industry,” an iJOBS webinar

Published on Dec 17, 2020 by Helena Mello

by Helena Mello On December 3rd, 2020, the iJOBS program held its annual symposium, and hosted Mr. Greg Erman, a Rutgers alumnus, founder and CEO of EmpiraMed. EmpiraMed is a company providing a “novel decentralized (or virtual) clinical study software platform to generate Real World Evidence for the Life Science Industry.” Mr. Erman’s talk “How … Continue reading Takeaways from Greg Erman’s “How Real-World Evidence is Transforming the Healthcare Industry,” an iJOBS webinar


An Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop: The Politics of Water and Lead Part II

Published on Dec 7, 2020 by Rukia Henry

By Rukia Henry In part I of the Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop, we were privileged to learn about lead contamination in the United States, as discussed by Duke University professor of environmental politics, Dr. Megan Mulin. In her presentation, she reviewed how drinking water governance and supply in the United States is managed, and … Continue reading An Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop: The Politics of Water and Lead Part II


iJOBS Simulation: Project Management

Published on Dec 4, 2020 by Samantha Avina

By Samantha Avina When PhD candidates decide to dive into their thesis projects, excitement fills their minds as they begin to imagine swaths of experiments that can propel their research further. However, upon analyzing a project grant, students can see how managing the multiple factors necessary for setting a project in motion leads  to becoming one’s … Continue reading iJOBS Simulation: Project Management


An Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop: The Politics of Water and Lead Part I

Published on Dec 3, 2020 by Rukia Henry

By Rukia Henry The intersection of science and policy-making is one of critical importance. In this dynamic, scientists can help to provide experimental evidence to support improved policies. Although politics might seem like an autonomous entity, scientists help shed light on the why, when it comes to the need for improved policies, especially those directly … Continue reading An Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop: The Politics of Water and Lead Part I


Women and Diversity in Academia: How Far Have We Gone and Yet to Go?

Published on Dec 2, 2020 by Samantha Avina

By: Samantha Avina In a recent article published by the New York Times, author Patricia Cohen described the bleak outlook on job prospects for women during the COVID-19 pandemic. As unemployment rates continue to rise, it has become clear that women, more so minority women, are predominantly affected. “The burdens of the pandemic-induced recession have fallen most heavily … Continue reading Women and Diversity in Academia: How Far Have We Gone and Yet to Go?


Advice for Personal Development in Your Career: GRO Your Career 2020 Industry Conference Day 2 Session 1

Published on Nov 25, 2020 by Natalie Losada

By Natalie Losada Day 2 Session 1: The GRO-Biotech conference continued into day two with an extremely interactive, engaging session called Career Development Workshop with Juliet Hart.  Juliet Hart is a founder and CEO of Hart and Chin, a company that helps scientists develop their interpersonal and leadership skills through personalized coaching/training.  Hart and Chin … Continue reading Advice for Personal Development in Your Career: GRO Your Career 2020 Industry Conference Day 2 Session 1


How can a PhD prepare you to start and run a company?

Published on Nov 24, 2020 by Juliana Correa-Velloso

By Juliana Corrêa-Velloso Across the world, the creation of start-ups has become more common. More specifically, within Universities, the Biotech innovation field has been stimulated by the presence of early-stage business development facilitators, like tech-transfer offices and start-up incubators. Although more STEM PhD students and postdocs have been pursuing an entrepreneurial career path, the transition … Continue reading How can a PhD prepare you to start and run a company?


Virtual Career Panel: FDA

Published on Nov 17, 2020 by Zachary Fritz

by: Zachary Fritz The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recognizable to most biomedical science graduate students as a lynchpin of the pharmaceutical industry that ensures our medicines, vaccines, and medical devices are safe, effective, and manufactured through the proper channels. Many grad students might not realize that the FDA also provides a wealth … Continue reading Virtual Career Panel: FDA