May 2019

Congratulations to iJOBS Phase 2 trainees Shekerah Primus who got a job as a study manager at Genewizand Anna Giarratana who has won a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to do research in Switzerland next year.

Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop help a very successful event with Congressman Frank Pallone and New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Commissioner Upendra J. Chivukula. See below to read more about this informative workshop.

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Vinam Puri about a mergers and acquisitions game we played during an iJOBS event and by Helena Mello about the iJOBS site visit to McCann Health as well as by by Abla Tannous about her own experiences.

Postdoc position in cell line development in Hopewell and moving to New Brunswick in a few months through Alpha Consulting
The postdoctoral position is a research position in an industrial setting with the opportunity to collaborate across multiple disciplines that is afforded by a large biopharmaceutical company such as our Cell Line Development, analytical and process development groups. The appointment is for two years providing appropriate progress occurs in the first year. The fellow will design and lead the scientific strategy. Interested candidates who will have their PhD before the start of this postdoctoral fellowship are encouraged to submit a research proposal related to this opportunity that is a maximum of 1 page, along with their resume. It is anticipated a strong molecular cell engineering and/or cellular background is needed for success although other backgrounds will be considered depending on your research proposal.

  • Maintain and work in a safe environment
  • The areas available for research include establishment and testing of new engineered host cell lines, and requires a thorough understanding of the performance capabilities of our base CHO cell substrate.
  • You will be encouraged to present and publish your findings
  • With a commitment to continuous improvement, a Postdoctoral position in the Cell Line Development Group is open to work on understanding and developing new technology
  • Develop, lead and carry out research strategy to improve CLD technology or its understanding
  • Work collaboratively within Client Company and with external parties
  • Present and publish data at internal and public forums Maintain proper documentation of all research Additional responsibilities as assigned
  • PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related discipline
  • Scientific excellence, creative problem solving skills, effective oral and written communication capabilities
  • Experience with CRISPR/Cas9, and/or other cell line engineering tools is a plus
  • Thorough understanding of molecular biology
  • Experience with Cell Culture methods (preferably cell line development)
This 1-2 year position starts ASAP. Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Larry: larry@alphaconsulting.com. ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT #19-00486. MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE.

Trinity Consulting Workshop
Trinity is hosting a 3-day workshop "Transition to Trinity 2019" for current PhDs and post-docs in life-sciences, to provide them with a close look at what it means to be a life-sciences consultant. The workshop will be held from June 4-6 at Trinity headquarters in Waltham, MA. There will be networking, project-based learning and professional development. Although the deadline has passed, you can still submit your applications. Logistics/details available in the attached document.

Free Preview Webinar by 2Actify Networking Academy Strategies for Job Referrals
Tuesday, May 7th at 6PM, EDT This is a preview of the detailed event on June 4, 1:30PM. Get a snapshot of a program that has helped the scientific community find a job faster. In this FREE, 20 minute preview webinar, learn how the 2Actify PROGRAMS provide networking and communication strategies for job referrals that result in landing a job. The 2Actify Networking Academy is a comprehensive online collaborative group-career coaching program that results in…

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Register FREE WEBINAR Create Your Career Opportunities. Identify your skills & value proposition. Confidently develop key professional relationships that create career activity. Compete for jobs & succeed at interviews with excellent written & verbal communication. Be prepared and stand out from other candidates. Questions about the Free Webinar or Academy? Contact: Info@2Actify.com Begin Networking Early: GET THE SKILLS FOR to building a solid network and job referrals.

Consortium for Translational Research on the Microbiome
CTRM is an initiative of ILSE/Keith Bostian and being co-led by Joanne Gere at the Westchester Biotech Project and Eric Vieira (Columbia). register now for a Virtual
Roundtable: Building Data Infrastructure for Microbiome Research.
Thursday, May 30, 12 - 1:30 pm EDT Online. Click here to sign up.

Applications for NIH-funded INSPIRE fellowships beginning September 2019
The INSPIRE Postdoctoral Training Program combines biomedical-related research in a Rutgers laboratory with mentored teaching at one of our local partner universities, for postdocs interested in academic careers. We are looking for senior PhD students, or current postdocs with two or less years of experience, with up to three years of funding available. Current postdocs and would transition into the INSPIRE Program for a minimum of two years, probably continuing your research in the same lab where you are.
U.S. residents and citizens are eligible. See attached for the flyer. Full program details are found on our web page:
Questions? Contact the INSPIRE Program Support Coordinator, Dr. Jianping Xu at (jx120@rwjms.rutgers.edu). Deadline: The next cohort of INSPIRE Fellows is due to begin training on September 1, 2019. Therefore the sooner we hear from interested applicants, the better. If a talented applicant misses the deadline, have them contact us to keep them in mind for next year’s cohort. Martha Soto
PI and Co-Director, INSPIRE at Rutgers
Gary Brewer
Co- PI and Co-Director, INSPIRE at Rutgers

2019 SAPA Career Development Workshop (CDW): Getting Uncomfortable at the Next Level
May 11, join SAPA on this year’s Premier Career Event at the Novartis Headquarter East Hanover campus.

  • We will address the common pain points in career development journey with insightful analysis and provides practical solutions. Hot Topics include: Dealing with conflict, Career transition, managing your boss, executive presence and personal branding, elevate leadership skills and capabilities, be a meaningful contributor in a team, how to network effectively, etc.
  • Be ready to be inspired. This workshop is designed to be different and memorable.
  • Program followed by cocktail and dinner reception at Fotia, the on-site Mediterranean restaurant at Novartis to continue the dialogue and networking.
Registration ends on Tuesday May 7th. Please register here.
May 11, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, 2019 Cocktail and dinner reception follows. Please see the attached program for detail.

Insight Fellows Program
Insight Fellows:
- Pay no tuition; the program is fully funded by top companies
- Meet, interview, and join top companies
- Launch a cutting-edge career where the average starting salary is $125K
- Join a network of over 2000 industry leaders
Insight alumni are now working at 700+ other top companies.
Insight is now accepting applications from graduating students (must have completed all coursework by September 9th in order to participate full time) for our fall sessions in:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Data Engineering
- DevOps Engineering
- Decentralized Consensus
- Security
- Data Science*
- Health Data Science*
*Please note that our programs are open to all degree levels, except our Data Science and Health programs, which have a PhD requirement
Upcoming Deadlines & Start Dates- Application deadline: May 13 (session begins September 9)
Learn more & apply by clicking here. Not ready to apply? Sign up for our notification list. Questions? Email us at info@insightdatascience.com

Seismic job search engine for biomedical PhDs
Let the perfect job find you. This job search site has handy information for the job search process. Click here to try it out.

BioNJ's NEW Talent Services Career Portal!
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April 2019

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Paulina Krzyszczyk who posted a blog on the NIH BEST blog site about what iJOBS helped her. You can read it by clicking here. If you would like to write a blog for this site, please contact Laura Daniel at laura.daniel@vanderbilt.edu

Science Policy Cafe
Join SPAR to welcome Dei Koizumi who is a Senior Advisor in Science Policy at the AAAS. He will lead an interactive discussion on science-based policymaking. A mini brainstorming workshop will follow in which attendees and members of local and national SciPol organizations will work to create an action plan for closing the gaps between scientists, policy makers and the public. Monday May 6 from 3-4:30pm. See attached flyer.

Networking and Mentoring for Women in Science
Newark Campus organized by Dr. Tracy Tran for grad students, postdocs and faculty. Click here to RSVP.
May 6 from 11:30-1pm.

NEW BioNJ Job Search Engine
Click here to see the Talent Services Career Portal where you can search for jobs for PhDs with none to minimal industry experience using filters.

April 2019

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Vasiliki Kanta-Chantzi about the iJOBS workshop on patent law and intellectual property and by Vinam Purim about doing a mini MBA in biopharma innovation.

Postdoctoral research Scientist (PDRS) at Colgate-Palmolive in Piscataway, NJ

  • Design and execute experiments using cellular and molecular biological assays to investigate target biology and mechanisms of action
  • Develop novel in vitro assay systems that are predictive of in vivo biology.
  • Identify new & compelling approaches to convert technology benefits to consumer recognized new benefit areas and/or product claims
  • Interpret and communicate complex experimental results to both technical and non-technical business partners effectively
  • Present technical findings to internal R&D community & management teams, external conferences, and to document findings in internal technical reports and/or external publications
Required Qualifications:
  • PhD in Molecular Biology or Cellular & Molecular Biology, with 0-2 years of post-doc experience
  • Substantial knowledge in oral biology and OMICs, target selection and target screening. We are particularly interested in candidates who have combined molecular biology with cutting edge nano-sciences to develop advanced tools and technologies for managing biofilm and microbiome related oral inflammation and diseases
  • Hands-on experience with processing oral tissues using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) and basic immunology techniques including FACS, immunofluorescence, ELISA, ELISPOT, cytokine and chemokine detection
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and highly organized in terms of goal setting and achieving.
  • Ability to initiate and think independently and work effectively in a team environment.
  • Self-motivated and have ability to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels and work closely with other early research and product development teams when necessary.
  • Proven ability to interpret and summarize scientific data in an accurate, critical and concise manner
  • Strong record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Preferably have experience and knowledge in developing new methodology and target site specificity probes for imaging or spectroscopy.
  • Familiar with mammalian and primary cell culture and have basic knowledge in nanoparticle characterization.
This is a two (2) year fixed term of at-will employment.
To apply, click here. The job Req ID : 72841 - Postdoctoral Research Scientist. For questions, please contact Tulika Sarma tulika_sarma@colpal.com.

Job as Applications Scientist at Croda
Croda is seeking an Applications Scientist to join our Health Care Research & Technology Team in our Edison, NJ innovation center. The Applications Scientist – Health Care will be responsible for conducting directed research into generating new products and processes supporting the development of new excipients for the pharmaceutical market.

Laboratory Activities (80%) Assist with the daily responsibility for the smooth operation and maintenance of the group’s super-refining systems and associated instrumentation within the Health Care laboratory at Edison, interpreting data, generating reports and providing support, as defined by assigned priority, ensuring timely completion.
Provide skilled support in the development of new purification techniques and products, assisting in data generation and interpretation as required.
Serve as technical resource in supporting the smooth transfer of new products and processes to regional production sites.
Identify, develop and implement new purification techniques and approaches that benefit the business.

Marketing and sales technical support (10%)
Execute technology plan in supports of business needs.
Build external relationships within academia and professional/trade associations.
Generate high quality data for promotional literature, trade shows, literature, data generation, papers, publications

Technical Service (10%)
Provide support of existing business, including problem solving and addressing customer questions
Provide for ongoing manufacturing and purchasing support.
Support scale up and commercialization of new products.
Train and support team members in hands-on use of selected instruments
Graduate degree (M.S. or PhD preferred) in Chemistry, Chemical or Process Engineering or related field or 3 years of relevant laboratory experience
Experience in new product and process development (particularly purification) is desired, preferably in the fine chemical, pharmaceutical or consumer care industry.
Good laboratory skills and an aptitude in process scale up and transfer to production, is clearly desirable.
The candidate must be able and willing to travel to other manufacturing sites (including overnight stays as required) in order to participate and assist with all project transfer projects assigned to them.
Skills in performing core wet chemistry and related analytical techniques, critically reviewing and interpreting data and making appropriate decisions based on results are expected.
The candidate should have an understanding of the underlying science behind emulsions, dispersions and their stability, and an appreciation of the role of excipients in drug formulations and the importance and potential impact of excipient purity.
Good interpersonal skills, a self-starter capable of independent work but keen to work as part of a global team.
Good communication skills are essential (written and verbal) as participating in discussions and seminars (internally and externally) is expected.
Physically capable of standing to work at the laboratory bench for up to 7 hours a day
To apply, click here. Please contact Jeannette Marine at Jeannette.Marine@croda.com with questions.

Job as Manager of Scientific Affairs at Leo Pharma
We currently have an opening for a Manager, Scientific Affairs in our Madison, NJ headquarters. You will be assisting the US Scientific Affairs functions in providing scientific expertise in the organization’s activities related to marketed products and product development. Specifically, this individual will work closely with the Director, Scientific Affairs with a special focus on preparation and deployment of materials for the MSL team, review and/or support of the medical aspect of LEO projects and initiatives, participating in training of new hires, interfacing with key internal and external stakeholders on various projects, analyzing data and generating reports, and other specified projects for Medical Strategy & Scientific Affairs (MS&SA). The Manager, Scientific Affairs will be responsible for the tactical development of a project plan and effective management of projects in support of the execution of key initiatives according to strategy and goals of MSSA under the guidance of Director, Scientific Affairs of the dermatology franchise. This individual will also be accountable for budget tracking and analysis, utilizing scientific knowledge and data analysis expertise to review medical content of promotional and training materials, remain abreast of current dermatology literature and provide concise overview of relevant publications, and will develop presentations and documents related to assigned projects. This role is based in Madison, NJ, and is required to travel up to 10% nationally. The Project Manager, Scientific Affairs will report directly into the Director, Scientific Affairs.

  • Plans, conducts, and documents all activities for Medical Franchise Team meetings
  • Develops unbranded disease state and/or branded/product-specific scientific and/or clinical content (e.g., slide decks, publications, training materials, monographs) for engagement and education with internal (MSL team, commercial/marketing and other LEO groups) and external (HCP, payer) audiences
  • Coordinates LEO MSSA department activities at scientific congresses: conducts pre-meeting planning and post-meeting reporting; serves as conference Lead to coordinate Medical activities and staff the Medical Affairs booth (as needed)
  • Assists in the development, enhancement and implementation of departmental policies, procedures, and processes necessary to achieve organizational objectives and ensure compliance with external (e.g. government, institutional) regulations and LEO policies
  • Prepares and maintains incoming and outgoing project-related correspondence and documentation
  • Responsible for generation of monthly key activities report as directed by manager
  • Assists in training by maintaining significant therapeutic area and product expertise through ongoing assessment of relevant published literature and internal data/resources
  • Assists in disease state and product training initiatives for Medical Affairs, including training content development and delivery
  • Tracks budget and manages payments for assigned projects and engagements
  • Helps with and coordinates development and implementation of learning approaches for current and emerging business needs, including interactive workshops, distance learning, blended approaches, and virtual learning
  • Manages processes with external vendors
  • Provides support to field medical activities including the efforts of Medical Science Liaisons
  • Coordinates projects related communication with internal and external (vendors and healthcare community) stakeholders
  • Responsible for scientific review of commercial (marketing and training) materials, as directed by manager
  • Monitors and reviews literature resources in relevant therapeutic area(s) / disease states, including company and competitor products
  • Conducts focused literature search on topics of inquiries as directed by manager
  • Coordinates and contributes to the creation of scientific presentations and other materials
  • Employs therapeutic expertise to train and develop LEO colleagues including MSLs, sales representatives, clinical operations and Medical Information scientists
  • Collaborates with other team members in the planning of medical conferences and execution of activities
  • Set up and monitoring of Investigator Initiated Studies as directed by manager
  • Set up, coordination, project and vendor management of LEO Phase IV research initiatives
  • Coordinates, prioritizes, and manages own workload and provides collaborative assistance to other team members as needed
  • Participates in additional projects as directed by the manager
  • Complete all company-based and job-related training as assigned by LEO Pharma within the required timelines
  • Additional duties as assigned by LEO Pharma Management
  • MD, PharmD, PhD in pharmaceutical science or related field with professional experience within the pharmaceutical industry in Medical/Scientific Affairs or Medical Information
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to understand, present scientific information to audiences of different backgrounds
  • Demonstrable project management experience or relevant qualification with ability to meet timelines, solve problems, and produce quality results on stated timelines
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven ability to collaborate in a cross functional environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required; prior experience in MS Projects is a plus.
  • Knowledge of current pharmaceutical industry practices, guidelines, and applicable laws and regulations
  • Ensures compliance with all LEO Standard Operating Procedures and applicable laws and regulations
  • For more information and to apply, click here. Contact iJOBS alum Dharm Patel for additional information and to let him know you have applied: dharm16@gmail.com

Virtual Career Fair
You are invited to participate in the CMDscience Virtual Career Fair, taking place online throughout the day on Tuesday, April 30. This invitation-only digital recruiting event offers your busy trainees and alumni an opportunity to contact hiring managers directly and to learn about career options at numerous companies in the biotechnology, small molecule, and device industries -- all from the convenience of their phones, laptops, or tablets. Featured companies include Cytovance Biologics, Exact Sciences, GENEWIZ, Merck, Renaissance Pharma, Sigilon Therapeutics, Smith & Nephew, and WESTAT. This Virtual Career Fair is open to graduate students (master's and doctoral), post-doctoral and research fellows, faculty, and undergraduate majors. Industry-employed alumni of your programs are also invited to participate. Registered participants may log into the Career Fair at their convenience any time between 6am and midnight in all US time zones on Tuesday, April 30. There is no charge to participate, but participants are asked to pre-register on our site at this site to request a log-in invitation for the event.
For information and questions, contact Charles Howell, CMDscience | CareerMD, (800) 355-2626 chowell@CareerMD.com

American Society of Cell Biology in Biotech
Join one of these week-long, hands-on courses to help you transition to a job in biotech or pharma. Discover the commercial side of science, network, and learn interdisciplinary skills through a team project. On average, more than 50% of past attendees have ended up with non-academic jobs in industry, regulatory affairs, or tech transfer.

  • PhD students, graduate students, and postdocs in health, science, and medical programs who wish to explore opportunities to implement their expertise in a biomedical business career
  • Academics in the health/medical areas who are looking for a condense, brief overview of the biomedical business world and how they can fit in
Course Objectives:
  • Gain an understanding of how science is conducted and commercialized in industry through case study analysis and group problem-solving exercises. Topics will include commercializing science, business models, market assessment, innovation management, and networks and entrepreneurship
  • Learn about careers for scientists in industry, and how to best leverage your analytical PhD skill set for a professional career
  • Network with industry guests and other course participants
  • Learn interdisciplinary teamwork through a team project
East Coast: June 2-8, Lowell, MA, offered by the American Society for Cell Biology and University of Massachusetts Lowell, the Manning School of Business. 2 University Ave, Lowell, MA 01854

West Coast: July 7-13, Claremont, CA, offered by the American Society for Cell Biology and Keck Graduate Institute. 535 Watson Drive, Claremont, CA 91711

All are welcome to apply (international and U.S.), though the course is primarily designed for the following:
  • Graduate students with at least two years of scientific research experience
  • Postdocs
  • Non-tenure-track junior scientists within approximately 7 years of graduating with a PhD
Registration for the course is $875, which includes tuition, curriculum materials, lunches, snacks, several dinners, and dorm accommodations (single rooms) for six nights. Participants are responsible for all travel to and from both locations. Thanks to support from Biogen, partial scholarships will be available ranging from $200-$400, with priority given to those with the greatest need.
  • You must be an ASCB member to apply. Join now, then apply for the course as a member applicant
  • Submit these two documents with your application: An essay that should be no more than one page or 500 words and should answer this question: Why do you think industry is a better fit for you than academia, and how can this course help you achieve your desired career path? Also submit a CV.

April 2019

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Deepshikha Mishra about iJOBS Phase 2 alum Fatu Badiane Markey and her job at the Rita Allen Foundation and by Abla Tannous about the importance of building relationships and networking.

Job as Assistant Director, Oncology Publications at Bayer Pharmaceutical
Seeking an Assistant Director to join the Oncology Publication team. Reporting to the Head of Oncology Stivarga/Nexavar Publications, the Assistant Director will be responsible for overseeing publication-related activities for these assets, including execution of publication plans, management of the internal publication database, and coordination of publication activity with internal and external stakeholders and authors, and external medical publication agencies.
Position Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with the Head to oversee development and production of all medical and scientific publications (including meeting abstracts, posters, oral presentations and journal publications) via collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and authors
  • Adhere to publications process guidelines and policies
  • Supervise external agencies for all Publications projects
  • Actively manage the Publications budget within the Global Medical Affairs overall budget
  • Provide regular publication status reports to Global Medical Affairs and other cross functional stakeholders
  • Manage data entry and reports of publication-related activity within the publication management software system (Datavision).
Education Requirement(s):
  • Advanced scientific degree (eg. PhD, PharmD) preferred
  • BS or MSc may be acceptable with minimum of 5 years’ experience in Medical Affairs or R&D
Skill & Competency Requirements:
  • 1+ years of publication experience with ability to write/edit scientific articles, posters and abstracts (required)
  • Capable of interpreting data from preclinical and clinical research, including a working knowledge of statistical methods (required)
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams with minimal supervision (required)
  • Pharma/Biotech (or related field e.g. medical communication agency) (required)
  • Oncology experience in academic or industry (preferred)
Preferences:
  • Prior experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry or in a medical communication agency
  • Experience in oncology and/or familiarity with Datavision would be desirable
  • Ability to write / edit scientific articles, posters and abstracts
Travel Requirements: (if applicable) minimum
If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Yaswant Dayaram yaswant.dayaram@bayer.com and tell her you heard about it from iJOBS.

I-Corps@Rutgers Open House
Join us on May 7th at Fiber Optics Building (Busch Campus) and all faculty/students/staff/alumni from any campus/school/department are welcome to attend.
MEET successful Rutgers I-Corps participants, HEAR what they've learned, and SEE where they are now. NETWORK with others in the Innovation community
Meet the I-Corps@Rutgers Teaching Team to see how I-Corps can help you on your commercialization journey.
There will also be a brief talk about protecting software Intellectual Property followed by networking with light refreshments.
Come find out how I-Corps can transform your ideas and innovations in just a few short weeks - and bring a friend!
Please RSVP today at this link. See the attached flyer for more information.
We are also planning for the next 4-week Rutgers I-Corps Summer Cohort in July on Busch Campus. Please keep that in mind as you consider attending our Open House. Please spread the word! To learn more, click here. See attached flyer.

NEW BioNJ Job Search Engine
Click here to see the Talent Services Career Portal where you can search for jobs for PhDs with none to minimal industry experience using filters.

April 2019

Congratulations to iJOBS SciPhD trainee Ekta Kumari who got a job as a Translational Scientist at Celgene.

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Brian Canter about building familiarity with scientists and the community and by Emiliy Kelly-Castro about the iJOBS site visit to Ethicon.

iJOBS and Eagleton Institute of Politics Workshop: Governing Science- National and State Perspectives
Join us for remarks by Congressman Frank Pauline Jr, chairman of the House cCommittee on Energy and Commerse. The Congressman will discuss where science and politics meet in the work of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, as well as the powers and limitations associated with his role as chairman. A 16-term representative, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. serves New Jersey's Sixth Congressional District, covering most of Middlesex County and oceanfront areas of Monmouth County. Throughout his tenure in Congress, he has introduced and supported legislature regarding environmental resources, healthcare, opioid epidemic, and food safety, among others. Click here to learn more about Congressman Pallone.
April 19 from 9am-1pm
To register, click here



iJOBS is co-sponsoring the GRO Biopharma Conference
GRO-Biotech is connecting the strong intellectual capital of New York’s top graduate research institutions with the growing biotechnology and pharmaceutical presence int he tristate area. GRO Biopharma conference features speakers from leading Pharma companies, a Venture Capital panel, a Biotech startup panel and Networking sessions. This is a student organized event and our iJOBS students are helping plan the day. See attached flyer for details of speakers.
April 23 from 10am-6pm at Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall
Register by clicking here.

Opportunity to volunteer at BIO in Philadelphia
There is an opportunity for two students/postdocs to help at the Choose NJ booth at BIO in Philadelphia in June
The first two people to write to janet.alder@rutgers.edu who are currently on the job market or will be looking for a position this summer will be given the opportunity to help at this booth.

Info session on Bain Consulting Asia Pacific Job Opportunities events
Time: April 23 - 25
Audience: MBA, Working professionals, PhDs, JDs, MDs, Postdocs, 2nd year Master, All students
Details: Does your career bucket list include experiencing or returning to Greater China, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore or many other of the dynamic, ever-changing cities in the Asia-Pacific region? If so, we're looking for exceptional people to join our offices in the Asia-Pacific region.
To RSVP for New York, click here
To RESVP for online, click here.

Industry luncheon with Dr. Carlos Caicedo Carvajal
Director of Research & Development at Orthobond. His talk will be held in the Biomedical Engineering Department on Busch Campus (BME-116) on April 12th at 12 pm.
The talk will highlight Dr.Caicedo's nonlinear career path and all his contributions to the area of biomedicine. Dr. Caicedo-Carvajal has been actively involved with the Rutgers Biomedical Engineering Department by mentoring undergraduate students, supporting summer internship opportunities, and participating as guest-lecturer in medical devices and 3-dimensional cell culture lecture series.
Lunch will be served at 11:30 am. Vegetarian and Kosher options will be available. Hosted by SACNAS. See attached flyer.

Communicating Your Science (from Itzamarie Chevere-Torres, PhD)
Dr. Dennis F. Mangan, President of Chalk Talk Science. Dr. Mangan teaches researchers the principles and techniques of communicating science to diverse audiences. ​These skills include: reducing the fear of public speaking, developing powerful messages, condensing complex data and most importantly, Storytelling.

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where: Nelson Biology Labs B228, 604 Allison Road, Room B-228, Piscataway, NJ (Busch Campus)

Click here to read Dr. Mangan's bio.
​Hosted by: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. Click here to see flyer and see attached.
Register here before April 16.

Co-op Position as Quality Engineer at Ethicon in Somerville, NJ
The Quality Engineer Co-Op will function as a team member and work closely with R&D and Operations utilizing various Quality Engineering tools in the maintenance and optimization of current products, materials and processes. There are 4 positions for summer and fall. The student will partner with R&D to ensure the application of design controls and effective risk management to prevent unanticipated failure modes and ensure capability, in addition to partnering with Operations and Suppliers to ensure the application of process validation, process control, process risk management, qualification of components/products for the effective design transfer to production facilities. You will also support other Quality Engineers in the creation of data summary reports and pivot tables in support of Life Cycle Management, and Remediation activities. Additionally, you will evaluate and analyze Post Market Surveillance data trends and participate in Product CAPA Councils with a cross-functional leadership team. The role might include collaboration in strategic initiatives such as Combination Products (drug/device) regulation implementation.

  • Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited college/university pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering, Life Sciences, or Physical Sciences. Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, or Biomedical Engineers, Polymer Science, Chemist, or Biochemists are preferred
  • Candidates must be available to work Full-time
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H1-B status) now or in the future
  • Demonstrated leadership is preferred
  • Candidates must be detail-oriented, highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks.
  • Candidates must have the ability to work individually (independently) as well as on a team
  • Candidates need to be proficient with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel (including a high proficiency with generating pivot tables and graphs), and Power Point, and have strong oral and written communication skills. Additional technical competencies in SharePoint and other information technology systems are highly desirable, as is experience with PubMed databases and other literature databases
  • Prior experience in Medical Device or other regulated industry is preferred
  • A minimum G.P.A. of 3.3 is strongly preferred
  • Participation in campus/community service activities is desired
  • This Co-Op position is in Somerville, New Jersey. Students must be able to provide their own transportation to/from the location daily
  • Requisition number 8686190305. For more information and to apply, click here. You can also send your resume to Maria Aponte MAponte3@its.jnj.com

Job as Science and Technology Specialist at Chanel in Piscataway
The Science & Technology Research Scientist (I&R) mission is to design and or transfer innovative functional materials from startups, existing companies or research laboratories to the cosmetic field. These functional raw materials allow CHANEL to create new or enhance exiting makeup and skin care products. Identify new areas of innovation for products, service, formulation tools and other area of potential interest.

  • Contribute to the strategy of the global material design group by proposing the strategic road maps and key technologies to investigate in order to allow Chanel to develop innovative products. Research and document new creative industry trends and technologies through vendor contacts, competitive product reviews and networking within the CHANEL world and the larger marketplace. It is necessary to have a wider breadth of scientific knowledge in various fields from biotech, chemistry, and physics.
  • Discover new technologies from startup, research laboratories and companies, necessary for Chanel new cosmetic products, identify the technology owners, preferably in America. Help to develop or transform the technology. Survey the market and create strong network. It will be important to explore new scientific fields as well as the more traditional. Establish Non Disclosure Agreements, Research Agreements, project specifications, results ownerships, Intellectual Property, and/or patent licensing.
  • Select the most appropriate technologies to create innovative cosmetic products and consumers benefits taking into account the technology challenges, its readiness and its cost versus the state of the art when it exists. Evaluate the financial value of potential partnerships and proposals.
  • Propose and respect the project scope, action plan and milestones, the corresponding budgets and the travelling budget. Closely collaborate and influence the strategic partner in order to meet milestone and ensure payment provided on time when expectations fulfilled.
  • Present scientific concepts internally and externally. Sell ideas to our internal customers. Inform the “Techno make up team” when the technology will be ready, the consumer and product benefits (the story).
  • Organize the technology transfer towards the cosmetic area, put in place the legal agreements with the IP components for Chanel to co-own the technology in the cosmetic area. Propose the action plan to design and obtain the new functional ingredients, its SDS and certificate of analysis (CoA). Secure Regulatory and safety assessment aspects approvals. The ingredient industrialization information known and shard within IDeA
  • Collaborate with global prospective and development teams to use the new functional ingredients in simple formulations, the “proof of concept” and quantify its benefits versus the state of the art. Run some stability tests. Work collaboratively with IDeA team members to ensure regulatory, safety, and appropriate testing completed
  • Must have a PhD in Biotech, Physics, Chemistry, or related field with 5 years of industry related experience and 2 years of experience managing research projects
  • Strong scientific skills and background with extensive cosmetic science and formulation know-how
  • Master innovation methods such as agile thinking, TRIS
  • Strong project management and negotiation skills
  • Extensive knowledge of Intellectual Property processes
  • Strong communication skills including presenting / selling concepts
  • Experience coordinating and working in large global projects
  • Networking skills internally and externally as well as experience working in international environment
  • To learn more and apply, click here.

March 2019

Applications for Phase 2 of iJOBS are now open
Brief description of Phase 2: The career panels, site visits and workshops that constitute Phase 1 will continue next Fall and we hope you will participate in them actively. If you are also interested in getting more involved in iJOBS to pursue shadowing and coursework in your area of interest, we have opened Phase 2 applications for grad students, postdocs, and alumni of Rutgers, Princeton, Stevens, Rowan and NJIT.
Phase 2 applications require at least 12 hours of Phase 1 activities, a personal statement, permission from your PI, and a letter of recommendation from your PI or another faculty member. Grad students must be in good academic standing and have completed the proposition qualifier by Fall 2019 to apply. Postdocs and alumni may apply at any stage
Applications are due by May 3 and admissions decisions will be made by June 3. Phase 2 for 2019 will start in September. Please see the attached application, FAQ, and sampling of courses taken in the past although all courses at Rutgers are options. Please follow instructions carefully.

Congratulations to iJOBS SciPhD trainee Prasad Subramaniam who got a job as a Research Scientist at Bristol Myers Squibb.

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Brianna Alexander on the importance of communicating science and Shekerah Primus about an iJOBS event on flipped classrooms and effective teaching.

Job as Analytical Chemist at Ethicon
Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. They’re looking for a fresh PhD graduate with a Chemistry or Biochemistry degree and mass spectrometry experience. This position will be for an Analytical Chemist within their medical device segment; it will be a long term contract with very competitive pay. Contact Andi Foo at Aerotek afoo@aerotek.com or 732-447-1570 if you are interested.

The Mistletoe Foundation Fellowships
These fellowships allow graduate students to get involved in an interdisciplinary team to help a start-up company in the world. Trainees work remotely and spend 100 hours per year for one year. $10,000 is given to your lab and there are no restrictions on its use as long as it is University approved use of research money. If you are interested in applying to the Mistletoe Foundation Fellowship, your proposal must be submitted through RAPSS. Please also be sure to read the eligibility requirements before applying. Last year there were several Rutgers Mistletoe Fellows who really benefited from the experience. To learn more about this opportunity, click here. Contact for questions: Julia Zappi Program Coordinator 848-932-9982 jzappi@ored.rutgers.edu.

NEW BioNJ Job Search Engine
Click here to see the Talent Services Career Portal where you can search for jobs for PhDs with none to minimal industry experience using filters.

Summer Intern in Respiratory Disease at AstraZeneca in Gaithersburg, MD
We are seeking candidates who are working towards obtaining degree in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or Biochemistry. We are open to students who are currently pursuing a Masters or PhD. An exciting internship opportunity is currently available in the Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity group at Medimmune/AstraZeneca. The intern will assist in the characterization of various methods to measure telomere length in cultured primary human cells. Telomere length attrition is a common feature of many pathological conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) among other age associated diseases. So, consistent and accurate quantification of telomere lengths is important for defining the disease etiology. The intern’s project will involve cell culture and cellular techniques of flow cytometry and Immunofluorescence.

The intern’s project will involve optimization of advanced cellular techniques for measuring telomere length and apply these techniques to analyze human cellular and clinical models of lung diseases at Medimmune. Telomere length attrition is a common feature of many pathological conditions such as IPF (Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) among other age associated diseases. So, an accurate and consistent quantification of telomere length is necessary to understand the disease etiology. The project will include using different methods for telomere length analysis such as Q-FISH (Quantitative Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization) and Flow-FISH (Flow cytometry -Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization) and comparing their efficacies at predicting the disease phenotype in human cell culture models and possible application of these techniques for human clinical samples. The intern will learn and implement advanced imaging methods and other cell culture basics including: maintenance and manipulation of primary human lung cells, sample preparation and cell labeling for flow cytometry and Immunoflorescence studies. Cellular and Imaging analysis using techniques such as Flow cytometry and confocal microscopy including working with a state of the art confocal microscope and flow cytometry core. These imaging and flow analysis techniques could potentially be applied to clinical tissue biopsies such as fibrotic lung biopsies in order to better understand the telomere phenotype of the diseased tissue.

  • Laboratory research experience
  • Biological sample handling and preparation
  • Proficiency in maintaining cell culture
  • Microscopy imaging experience
  • Data analysis and processing
  • Highly motivated with an endearing enthusiam for solving research problems
  • Any kind of telomere based research experience is very strongly preferred
  • For more information and to apply, click here. Contact former iJOBS trainee Neetu Razdan for questions and send her your resume. razdanne@gmail.com or 202-957-4015

Networking event for computational biology
Meetup group for people doing computational biology and bioinformatics in academia, startups, and other biotechs in the area. This is a networking event intended to bring together those with like-minded academic and career interests. See attached for flyer.
April 9, 5:30-7:30pm, Yankee Doodle Taproom, 10 Palmer Square East, Princeton, NJ. To RSVP, click here.

iJOBS is co-sponsoring the GRO Biopharma Conference
GRO-Biotech is connecting the strong intellectual capital of New York’s top graduate research institutions with the growing biotechnology and pharmaceutical presence int he tristate area. GRO Biopharma conference features speakers from leading Pharma companies, a Venture Capital panel, a Biotech startup panel and Networking sessions. This is a student organized event and our iJOBS students are helping plan the day. See attached flyer for details of speakers.
April 22 from 10am-6pm at Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall

March 2019

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Helena Mello about our iJOBS site visit to McCann Health and Huri Mucahit about the2020 budget and its implications for science.

Eli Lilly Internships
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and Eli Lilly are accepting applications for its next round of Lilly externship program. This 6 month externship aims to increase the skill sets of translational science trainees in drug development and to learn from another sector in the translational research ecosystem. Please see this link that describes the purpose and goals of the externship, and how to submit an application. In addition, there is now a ‘live’ video vignette from an alumni that shares her feedback on the program. It is expected that at the end of this externship that participants (coming from academia) will understand the work, “language” and culture of another part of the translational ecosystem (industry) and contribute to the growth of an interdisciplinary translational workforce that can promote cooperation and collaboration among academic and industry stakeholders. Lilly will identify projects that selected participants will have the opportunity in which to work. Due to the confidential nature of the work being done at Eli Lilly, selected candidates will need to sign a non-disclosure agreement should a scholar/trainee from your institution be selected. However, this externship doesn’t preclude publication of non-confidential results. Online applications must be received by April 16th, 2019. Application materials should be submitted by the Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) via email to ncatselilillyexternship@mail.nih.gov Please contact Dr. Joan Nagel with any questions joandav@mail.nih.gov.

Postdoctoral research Scientist (PDRS) at Colgate-Palmolive in Piscataway, NJ

  • Design and execute experiments using cellular and molecular biological assays to investigate target biology and mechanisms of action.
  • Develop novel in vitro assay systems that are predictive of in vivo biology.
  • Identify new & compelling approaches to convert technology benefits to consumer recognized new benefit areas and/or product claims
  • Interpret and communicate complex experimental results to both technical and non-technical business partners effectively.
  • Present technical findings to internal R&D community & management teams, external conferences, and to document findings in internal technical reports and/or external publications.
Required Qualifications:
  • PhD in Molecular Biology or Cellular & Molecular Biology, with 0-2 years of post-doc experience
  • Substantial knowledge in oral biology and OMICs, target selection and target screening. We are particularly interested in candidates who have combined molecular biology with cutting edge nano-sciences to develop advanced tools and technologies for managing biofilm and microbiome related oral inflammation and diseases.
  • Hands-on experience with processing oral tissues using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) and basic immunology techniques including FACS, immunofluorescence, ELISA, ELISPOT, cytokine and chemokine detection
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and highly organized in terms of goal setting and achieving.
  • Ability to initiate and think independently and work effectively in a team environment.
  • Self-motivated and have ability to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels and work closely with other early research and product development teams when necessary
  • Proven ability to interpret and summarize scientific data in an accurate, critical and concise manner
  • Strong record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Preferably have experience and knowledge in developing new methodology and target site specificity probes for imaging or spectroscopy
  • Familiar with mammalian and primary cell culture and have basic knowledge in nanoparticle characterization.
This is a two (2) year fixed term of at-will employment.
To apply, click here. The job Req ID : 72198 - Postdoctoral Research Scientist. For questions, please contact Tulika Sarma tulika_sarma@colpal.com

Intellectual Property Technical Specialist
The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and analytical skills, have strong academic credentials, and hold a Ph.D. in either Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and/or Microfluidics. You will work with a wide range of early-stage and established biotech companies and universities on the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, assist patent attorney’s with IP due diligence through the evaluation of client and competitor portfolios and help clients develop strategic patent portfolios. Firm pays full tuition for law school and covers the cost associated with taken the USPTO patent bar exam. Optional Practical Training (OPT) Scientist will be considered. The position is in Boston, MA. If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume and academic transcript to Mr. Shean Johnson at Shean@elmbroadrecruiting.com.

March 2019

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read an article by Tomas Kasza about an interview with Rutgers alum Mai Soliman who taught at a high school and is now working with the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence as well as an article by Huri Mucahit about the iJOBS primer in PK/PD.

Celgene 2019 New Jersey Summer Internship Program
At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.
For this summer (approximate timeframe of June 3rd – August 9th, we are seeking interns for our New Jersey locations - Summit, Berkeley Heights and Warren. For more information and to apply, click here.

Timeline
March 4-18: Student referrals can begin applying for the summer internship via Workday. March 18-29: Hiring managers receive resumes to review of interested applicants. April 1-19: Hiring managers conduct phone screenings. April 19 COB: Offer decisions and onboarding forms must be sent to HR. For questions, ask iJOBS alum Zhen Le zl233@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Internship in Rutgers Tech Transfer Office with Ximbio
Rutgers is participating in Ximbio’s program to contribute rare and unique materials developed on campus to our portfolio on ximbio.com, our online portal for scientists around the world to search, source and share reagents. Ximbio is looking for someone to engage with laboratories on campus, uncover new reagents and materials of interest to other scientists, and be its day-to-day representative at Rutgers. This is a part-time, non-benefit eligible, internship position and would be ideal for a candidate life scientist (e.g., in immunology, virology, biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular biology) looking to use his/her skills and interest in science to explore and gain experience in technology transfer and commercialization of tangible biological materials. A graduate student will be hired by ORED as “Ximbassador” to identify research reagents licensable to Ximbio. Attached please find the description of this position and a poster. It will be subject to HR’s approval on a case by case basis.For more information, contact Yong Zhang yong.zhang@rutgers.edu

Jobs for PhD in Cancer Biology and Medicinal Chemistry with Raphael Pharmaceuticals
Description for PhD Cancer Biologist:
1. Support all phases of cancer metabolism-centric drug discovery initiatives from target identification to assay development to hit generation to lead optimization to preclinical candidate nomination to IND enabling.
2. Design and execute translational in vitro and ex vivo assays on-site and in vivo assays in partnership with CROs to drive the drug discovery program forward efficiently.
3. Collaborate with analytical chemists to implement isotope/LCMS-based metabolomics and model-sensitive metabolic flux analysis.
4. Perform due diligence for IND-enabling studies and other ad hoc duties.

Qualification for PhD Cancer Biologist:
1. PhD with solid and interdisciplinary training in systems biology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, oncology and immunology, preferably with experience in cancer metabolism and immune-metabolism.
2. 5-15 years of drug discovery in biotech/pharma (preferred) and/or a reputable academic institution with strong publication record.
3. Must be highly motivated, independent yet collaborative; a critical thinker and hands-on doer who thrives in a dynamic small team setting with strong sense of urgency and outstanding work ethics.

Job Description for a PhD Medicinal Chemist:
1. Support all phases of cancer metabolism-centric drug discovery initiatives from target identification to assay development to hit generation to lead optimization to preclinical candidate nomination to IND enabling.
2. Design and synthesize druggable compounds in an effective manner, employing cutting-edge knowledge/tools (AI, SBDD, QSAR) and sound chemistry intuition based on structure-activity relationship.
3. Oversee CRO chemistry to ensure timely delivery of service and resolve issues efficiently.
4. Perform due diligence for IND-enabling studies and other ad hoc duties.

Qualification for a PhD Medicinal Chemist:
1. PhD in medicinal chemistry or organic chemistry from a reputable academic institution.
2. 8-15 years of drug discovery in biotech/pharma with anticancer research experience and a strong publication/patent record.
3. Must be highly motivated, independent yet collaborative; a critical thinker and hands-on doer who thrives in a dynamic small team setting with strong sense of urgency and outstanding work ethics.

If you are interested, contact Sanjeev Luther with resume: sanjeev.luther@rafaelpharma.com

Jobs at SwanBio Therapeutics
SwanBio Therapeucis is a gene therapy company developing leading-edge medicines to deliver dramatic clinical efficacy for the treatment of neurological diseases. For more information, click here and see jobs below.

Director, Manufacturing Project Management Philadelphia, PA Manufacturing Sciences and Technology
Principal Scientist, Non-Clinical Development Philadelphia, PA N/A
Principal Scientist, Target ID & Validation Philadelphia, PA N/A
Principal Scientist, Vector Engineering & Bioassays Philadelphia, PA Vector Engineering
Research Scientist, Vector Engineering Philadelphia, PA Vector Engineering
Scientist Cell Culture Philadelphia, PA Manufacturing Sciences and Technology
Scientist, Analytical Development Philadelphia, PA Manufacturing Sciences and Technology


SciComm 101: Communicating Your Science
The Science Policy and Advocacy at Rutgers (SPAR) graduate student organization will be holding their workshop, "SciComm 101: Communicating Your Science," on Tuesday 3/12 from 12:30-1:30pm in the Biomedical Engineering Building, Rm. 122 (Busch Campus). See the attached flyer for more details. This interactive workshop is aimed at helping graduate students to practice and refine their interpersonal skills in order to communicate their research work to people in various contexts ( policymakers, colleagues within/outside of your discipline, the public, etc.). In addition, we will give a short presentation on professional advice and the art/nature of SciComm, as well as provide participants with individual feedback during the activities. Graduate students of all disciplines are welcome to join! If interested, you may register here Lunch will be provided!

Careers Beyond Academia event
The "Careers Beyond Academia" event is a Question and Answer panel organized by Ph.D students in the Neuroscience and Psychology Graduate Programs at Rutgers - Newark. This event is produced with the help of the Rutgers - Newark Graduate Student Government Association (GSGA) and is open to all Rutgers graduate students. We hold this event in order to give the graduate student body at Rutgers - Newark a taste of life outside of the ivory tower in order to prepare for the workforce after we earn our graduate diplomas.
Friday March 29 from 10:30-12:30pm. To register, click here.
This event is an informal opportunity to ask questions from folks who come from a graduate background similar to yours and who have gone on on to build careers working at thriving businesses. This year's panel will include a free lunch where students will be able to break away and network with the invited speakers.
Alexandra Margevich from Apex for Youth (Organization serving Asian and immigrant youth in NYC)
Morgan Taylor from Insight Data Science (Fellowship program for PhDs and MDs leading to a career in health data science)
Isabelle Dancy, Ph.D. from Novartis Inc. (Pharmaceutical Corporation)
Guillermo L. Lehmann, M.D., Ph.D. from Regeneron Inc. (Pharmaceutical Corporation)
Vardhan Dani, Ph.D. from Inscopix (Biotechnology for Research Applications - mini microscopes for circuit neuroscience)

The Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPA) 2019 Scientific Symposium
Register before 03/13/2019 to take advantage of early bird rates! To register, click this link

Date and Time: April 6th (Saturday), 2019 (9:30 am – 5:30 pm). Location: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ

Themed as “Innovation and Emerging Technologies in Drug Development”, the one-day event will bring you exciting presentations and discussions on cutting edge innovations and technologies, including antibody design by artificial intelligence, machine learning application in drug development, obstacles and future trend of gene/cell therapy, cancer vaccines as well as cancer metabolism in one plenary session in the morning and three parallel sessions in the afternoon.

The Title Sponsor of the 2019 Scientific Symposium is Innovative Cellular Therapeutics Co.

Plenary Session: Innovation and Emerging Technologies in Drug Development

Parallel Session I: AI and Breakthrough Technologies

Parallel Session II: Clinical Development Session

Parallel Session III: CMC Aspects of Pharmaceutical Drug Development

Call for Poster This year the Scientific Symposium will feature a poster session. Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and young researchers are welcome to present your research work. The registration fee will be waived for all the presenters of the accepted posters. If you are interested, please submit an abstract of less than 250 words to the Symposium Poster Committee at the email address: sapa_scholarship@yahoo.com. Notification of acceptance will be sent out one week after your abstract is received. The deadline for abstract submission is March. 31, 2019. For more info on SAPA, click here.

Insight Fellows Program
Insight is now accepting applications from graduating students (must have completed all coursework by June 3rd in order to participate full time) for our summer sessions in:
- Artificial Intelligence (for all degree levels)
- Data Engineering (for all degree levels)
- Data Product Management (for all degree levels)
- Data Science (for PhDs & Postdocs)
- DevOps Engineering (for all degree levels)
- Health Data Science (for PhDs & Postdocs)
Upcoming Deadlines & Start Dates:
- Toronto programs application deadline: March 11 (session begins May 13)
- U.S. programs application deadline: March 25 (session begins June 3)Insight Fellows:
- Pay no tuition; the program is fully funded by top companies
- Meet, interview, and join top companies
- Launch a cutting-edge career where the average starting salary is $125
- Join a network of nearly 2000 industry leaders
Learn more & apply here. Questions? Email us at info@insightdatascience.com>.

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March 2019

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read an article by Paulina Krzyszczyk about our iJOBS alum Myka Ababon who is now a medical writer and by Jennifer Casiano about a management training workshop she took at the NIH.

Postdoc positions at Merck
As a postdoctoral fellow in Merck Research Labs Process Research & Development in Kenilworth, NJ, you will work with a highly collaborative team of scientists and engineers.

See attached flyer for more details. To apply, click here. Also, after you have applied online please email resume to iJOBS alum Steve Huhn steven.huhn@merck.com

Beyond OPT: Visas After Graduation
Interested in working in the U.S. after graduation? Attend this employment workshop, and you will learn the following:

  • Basics and changes to the H-1B Visa program
  • Alternatives to the H-1B visa program - options to continue study or training in the United States.
  • Alternative visas to consider and what they mean (L-1s, O-1s, TNs, E-3s, H-1B1s, or derivatives visas for family members).
  • Common Avenues that lead to Lawful Permanent Residence.
  • Resources that can help you with your immigration matters.
Co-sponsored byL Rutgers Global International Student and Scholar Services, University Career Services, Rutgers Immigrant Community Assistance Project, Associates from Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP. Friday, April 5, 2019 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, College Avenue Campus, Academic Building 2160 15 Seminary Pl, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. REGISTER HERE: Rutgers Handshake - Beyond OPT Visas After Graduation

Call for bloggers for NIH BEST
NIH BEST would like to have at least 2 - 3 bloggers from each school write one post about their local BEST program (Rutgers iJOBS) and how it has helped them in their career—perhaps including tips for the readers. Whether that be landing a new job, discovering a new career, or just improving a skill that will help them throughout any career. We are hoping for a variety of post topics and formats. Anyone who has benefited from BEST is welcome to write a post. Anyone interested can email Laura Daniel (laura.daniel@vanderbilt.edu). In the email include 2 - 3 sentences about your proposed post and a date by which you could have a first draft.

Student Day at BIO 2019
Student Day at BIO 2019 on Wednesday, June 5 in Philadelphia, PA is designed to encourage students and young professionals to engage with the biotechnology industry while they are early in their career. This program provides students with a free Exhibition Access registration ($300+ value) to attend the BIO International Convention, specifically on Wednesday during the event in which there is a dedicated networking event and programming agenda targeted towards young professionals. Students who participate in Student Day are welcomed to attend all four days of the BIO International Convention. Student Day applies to all students currently pursuing a degree, PhD, Masters etc. all degree types welcome! Please visit convention.bio.org/studentday to learn more about this program and see attached flyer!

Life Outside the Lab, a View into NonProfit Scientific Management
Jennifer Dunne, PhD. Director, Discovery Research JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes, Research Foundation)
Wednesday April 17 at 3pm in Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM) Room 010, Busch Campus

Job board at BioNJ
Please click here to see recent job postings for fresh PhDs and postdocs.

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:


February 2019

Congratulations to iJOBS SciPhD trainee Bhavna Paratala who is starting a position as a Scientist at Arbutus BioPharma, a biotech in Warminster, PA.

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read an article by Vinam Puri about an interview with Piotr Rudzki, PhD the head of pharmacokinetics at Pharmaceutical Research Institute in Poland.

Science Policy and Advocacy at Rutgers trip to Washington DC
The Science Policy and Advocacy at Rutgers (SPAR) graduate student organization is sponsoring a group of graduate students to attend a trip to Washington D.C., departing in the evening of April 30th and returning May 2nd. The first full day of this trip will include networking and training in science policy, meeting with leaders at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Rutgers Federal Relations office, and others, as well as Rutgers graduate student alumni who now work in science policy. The second day in D.C. will include meetings on Capitol Hill, where we will have the opportunity to meet with the offices of various U.S. Senators and Representatives to advocate for the importance of evidence-based policy and to establish connections with these offices as science communicators ourselves.
This trip is open to all current graduate students in any school at Rutgers - New Brunswick or at the Rutgers-Newark Health Sciences campus, in any discipline, and no policy experience is required. More information on what is included and what to expect can be found in the attached flyer and info guide. Applications are due Friday March 8th, and can be found here. Questions and concerns can be addressed to rutgersnspg@gmail.com. You can also follow us on Twitter/Instagram (@SciPolRU) to stay up-to-date, or join our group on Facebook.

Law Firm Science Advisor Position #1 (Life Science)
Are you interested in a career that brings together science, business and law? If so, Elm & Broad Recruiting Solutions is looking for a Science Advisor to join a top 25 Intellectual Property law firm in Boston. The right individual will have a Ph.D. in either Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Nanotechnology, Genetics, Virology, Immunology, or Pharmacology, strong academic credentials and excellent written and verbal communication skills. If interested please submit a cover letter, resume and academic transcripts to Mr. Shean Johnson at Shean@elmbroadrecruiting.com or call (215) 399-1274 x 701. Optional Practical Training (OPT) & H-1B students will be considered.

Law Firm Science Advisor Position #2 (Life Science)
Are you interested in a career that brings together science, business and law? If so, Elm & Broad Recruiting Solutions is looking for a Science Advisor to join a top Boutique Intellectual Property law firm in Boston. The right individual will have at least two years Postdoctoral experience in either Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, strong academic credentials and excellent written and verbal communication skills. If interested please submit a cover letter, resume and academic transcripts to Mr. Shean Johnson at Shean@elmbroadrecruiting.com or call (215) 399-1274 x 701. Optional Practical Training (OPT) students will be considered.

Summer Intern, Gene Transfer Technologies
REGENXBIO is a leading clinical-stage biotechnology company seeking to improve lives through the curative potential of gene therapy. REGENXBIO's NAV® Technology Platform, a proprietary adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene delivery platform, consists of exclusive rights to more than 100 novel AAV vectors, including AAV7, AAV8, AAV9 and AAVrh10. REGENXBIO and its third-party NAV Technology Platform Licensees are applying the NAV Technology Platform in the development of a broad pipeline of candidates in multiple therapeutic areas.
Our gene therapy product candidates are designed to deliver genes to cells to address genetic defects or to enable cells in the body to produce therapeutic proteins that are intended to impact disease. Through a single administration, our gene therapy product candidates are designed to provide long-lasting effects, potentially significantly altering the course of disease and delivering improved patient outcomes. We are currently developing gene therapy product candidates for the treatment of retinal, metabolic, and neurodegenerative diseases. Our product candidates all utilize AAV viral vectors from our proprietary gene delivery platform, which we call our NAV Technology Platform. In addition to our internal product candidate programs, we also selectively license our NAV Vectors to other leading biotechnology companies.
REQ NUMBER
RE-19-00002
We are seeking a responsible, energetic intern for Gene Transfer Technologies (GTT) who will be involved in a broad spectrum of projects related to protein and vector engineering, including AAV capsid design and transgene cassette evaluation using many molecular biology techniques. The intern will also attend lab and project-specific meetings. Ideally, this individual will have taken advanced courses in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, and/or microbiology and is very interested in pursuing scientific research as a career. Student must be currently enrolled in M.S. or Ph.D. program. Basic molecular biology and cell culture lab techniques, bioinformatics experience preferred. To apply, click here. For more information you can contact iJOBS alum Samantha Yost samyost@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

10th Annual Rutgers postdoc Symposium “Gear Up for Success”
Friday March 22, 2019 from 12:30-4:30pm, Busch Student Center Multipurpose Room. Wine and cheese reception to follow 4:30-7pm. Prepare to take the next step in your career! Join us for the 10th Annual Rutgers Postdoc Symposium! The symposium this year will feature two interactive workshops to enhance your professional skills and plenty of time for networking with colleagues across disciplines. This year, we are celebrating the resources and successes of our community with speakers exclusively from Rutgers:

  • Dr. Ronke Olabisi - Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering - Keynote Address: "Doing What You Love and Loving What You Do"
  • Dr. Joanne Cattafesta - Assistant Director for Faculty Development - "Navigating the Interview Process and Negotiating Job Offers"
  • Dr. Corey Ptak - Director of Integrated Academic Programs - "Being the Change: Breaking the Cycle of Mental Health Issues in Academic by Embracing Positive Mentorship Practices"
  • Postdoc Flash Talks
Registration is open to ALL postdocs, graduate students and faculty members from any institution. Registration includes a light lunch, refreshments throughout the afternoon and admission to our wine & cheese reception after the conclusion of the event (ages 21+ only). Registration is FREE!
Register HERE for the main event.
Interested with sharing your work with your peers at this event? Sign up for a two-minute flash talk HERE. See attached flyer.

2019 Scientista Symposium STEM Career Fair
Coming up soon and limited tickets are still available!
Date: Friday 3/29, 1pm-5pm. Location: Inn at Brookline, Boston
Some of the country's top companies, non-profits, academic institutions, and government labs will be in attendance to tell you about opportunities for internships, full-time positions, and graduate programs in a range of STEM fields. Some organizations will even be conducting interviews on-site. You don't want to miss this incredible opportunity to network with top recruiters. Even if you are not ready to graduate or take a new position right now, events like this are invaluable to cultivate a professional network for your future career. For more information on registration or the full 2019 Scientista Symposium schedule, see our website.

LinkedIn Profile Free Online Workshop
Get REFERRED to your next job. Finding a job by applying online and working with company recruiters can make you feel that you're doing something wrong or not qualified—even with all of your education. Your confidence deflates and it requires enormous energy to stay positive. On top of that, you're doing it alone. Referrals are the most effective way to find a job and in this free training, I’ll share a strategy that’s worked for other scientists that learned how to overcome barriers and found jobs. Change your game: Learn how to get job referrals and Register for the 2Actify FREE ONLINE TRAINING: 3 PROVEN WAYS TO GET JOB REFERRALS WITHOUT HAVING TO ASK, We’ll show you the exact steps that lead to new professional relationships for job referrals. Thursday, March 14th at 9am PT. Share this Free Training with your network. Contact info@2Actify.com if you have questions.

Skills for Health And Research Professionals Training Program at Columbia University
The SHARP offers short, intensive boot camps and workshops led by field experts to teach in-demand skills on the hottest topics in research and education over the summer. Click here for training dates and topics. All workshops at Columbia University in NYC.
Please click here to see recent job postings for fresh PhDs and postdocs.

February 2019

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read an article by Vasiliki Kanta-Chantzi about scientists getting involved in policy and running for political office.

iJOBS is co-sponsoring the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPA) Career Fair on March 2.
This event is open to all and will serve as the iJOBS career fair for this academic year so don’t miss the opportunity!

You may register on the SAPA website by clicking here. See attached flyer for details. For the program, click here. Time: Saturday, Mar. 2nd, 2019, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Location: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 675 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway Township, NJ 08854.

REAL JOB OPENINGS: Hundreds of opportunities will be brought to this event by companies across the US and China. Bring your resume to meet the HR and Hiring Managers and find your next big break.

  • Accurant Biotech Inc
  • ACS Scientific Inc
  • Adlai Nortye
  • Aleon Pharma International
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Asychem Laboratories (Tianjin) Co., Ltd
  • Aucta Pharmaceuticals
  • Beijing Genomics Institute
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Celgene
  • Endeavor Consulting Group, LLC
  • ForDoz Pharma
  • Frontage Laboratories, Inc.
  • GenScript Biotech Corporation
  • Hengrui USA
  • Hodo/Yew Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd
  • Kelun Pharma
  • Legend Biotech
  • Merck
  • Nanotech Pharma Inc
  • Novartis
  • Protheragen Inc.
  • Regeneron
  • Sanofi
  • Simcere of America
  • Sino Biological Inc.
  • SunGen Pharma
  • United Health Care
  • WuXi AppTec
  • And more to come…
INTERACTIVE CAREER CLINICS: Don’t let your interview skills stand in your way to your dream job! Participate in the mocking interviews and listen to the advice from invited professionals. You will have a deeper insight into the hiring process.
  • Marion Brooks, VP, Novartis, Opening speech “What You Don’t Know is hurting You: 4 Keys to a Phenomenal Career”
  • Juliet Hart, Principal, Hart & Chin Associates
  • Mike Hu, PhD, Chief Development Officer, Rafael Pharmaceuticals
  • Sam Kongsamut, PhD, Co-Founder & VP R&D, BryoLogyx
  • Danhui Wang, Managing Partner, Remedeca Partners
  • Lilian Wu, Global HR Business Partner, Sanofi
1 ON 1 INTERVIEW: There’s no better way to find a job than communicating directly with an HR and Hiring Manager. By attending presentations from hiring companies and stopping by their booths, you will get a face-to-face opportunity with an HR. Rooms are also available for private interviews!

FREE PROFESSIONAL PORTRAIT: A high-quality professional profile portrait completes your LinkedIn profile and makes a good first impression. Here at the Career Fair, we invited professional photographers to take photos for you.

NETWORKING: Excellent network opportunities –– the most efficient way to get you to the next level. Not enough for half a day? Come to our networking dinner after the event. You could be sitting right next to your future colleagues or boss!

Information session for graduate students on visas
Many international students are having issues with their visa status. The Biomedical Engineering Students Society has invited James S. Irani PC an immigration lawyer from NY, to come and give a lecture and answer students questions. Please join them on Wednesday 2/27 from 12-1pm in BME Room 122, Busch Campus. Lunch will be provided. See attached flyer.

Klus Pharma Inc. internship and postdoc position information session
Klus Pharma was founded in 2014 and has been rapidly expanding ever since. Located in Cranbury, NJ, we are taking on interns as we translate our growing portfolio of novel oncology and immunology targets into promising therapeutic drugs. Our Intern and Postdoctoral Employer Information Session is at 5:30pm, Thursday Feb 28 at the Busch Student Center University Career Services seminar room. The hiring manager will be available to answer your questions. Please join us to learn more!Plus Pharma draw from forward thinkers who want to research the frontiers of pharmaceutical science from the most advanced technical platform in Research & Development. Learn about biological drug development for treating cancer and immune diseases while gaining experience in global business development operations. See attached flyer.

Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is currently accepting applications for the CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Cancer Research. This three-year fellowship provides basic, translational, and clinical training and aims to further develop talented PhD or MD/PhDs into successful clinical/translational research scientists. The CPRIT TRIUMPH Program is a three-year training program. The first year, postdoctoral fellows participate in a series of didactic clinical course work offered at the MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School (GSBS), MD Anderson Cancer Center, or the UTHealth McGovern School of Medicine and strategically matched clinical rotations, while pursuing research in a basic or translational research laboratory. Second and third year fellows are co-mentored by a basic science/translational scientist mentor and a physician/clinical scientist mentor on clinical/translational research projects. The expectation for our post-docs is that by the end of their 3-year training, they will have first authored manuscripts high impact journals. Our multidisciplinary training program will award a certificate upon completion.Applications are reviewed quarterly with the next cycle due dates of March 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019. Additional information regarding eligibility, application process, and current trainees and program alumni profiles are found at this site. Please contact Dr. Kari Brewer Savannah, Program Manager, with any questions at ksavannah@mdanderson.org.

2019 Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Programs
Interested candidates are invited to apply online at this site. Successful student applicants will receive fellowships to attend one of the programs and virtually all expenses for the one-year SMDP are covered. We are now accepting applications. Special consideration is given to how many weeks prior to the April 1, 2019, deadline students apply. Ethnically diverse university students and recent graduates in technical fields are invited to apply (Hispanic Americans, Pacific Islanders, African Americans and American Indians). To qualify, applicants must be interested in a career in biotechnology, medical technology or consumer healthcare industries and seek to receive career mentoring and training from industry leaders. Both year-long programs begin with a 5-day training session. SMDP Biotech will be June 1-5, 2019, in Philadelphia and SMDP MedTech will be September 21-25, 2019, in Boston. Participants will also attend a major industry conference. During SMDP, Scholars will be paired with industry mentors to learn about career opportunities in industry and receive career development coaching. As part of the program, Scholars and their mentors create personalized mentoring plans, which they implement over the course of the year following the training session. The mentor-mentee teams communicate regularly by telephone and email, aided by ICPD staff and the internet-based SMDP Mentoring Portal.

Job for Coordinator for Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Professional Development
The UCLA Graduate Division is hiring a Coordinator for Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Professional Development (Senior Administrative Analyst) position. This is a full-time, career position reporting to the Assistant Dean for Academic Services. Requisition #29613 was posted February 8 on CHR's job opportunities page at this site. The Coordinator of Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Professional Development is responsible for engagement and services pertaining to cross-campus collaborative professional development for postdoctoral scholars and graduate students. This position will work within the Graduate Division and collaborate closely with various campus offi ces such as the Career Center, Graduate Student Resource Center, and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

February 2019

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read an article by Tomas Kasza about the iJOBS career panel on Contract Research Organizations and by Paulina Krzyszczyk about iJOBS job simulation on Consulting jobs.

Online course from the NIH on Principles of Clinical Pharmacology

  • The course is free, self-paced and online.
  • New NIH Principles of Clinical Pharmacology website
  • The course ends on June 30, 2019.
  • Registration is open now until June 30, 2019
  • The final exam is currently available.
  • Participants who complete the final exam and score at least 75% will receive a certificate of completion.
For additional information on the course, please visit the PCP general information website or email Rebecca Hwang, the course coordinator at cc-od_clinp@mail.cc.nih.gov.

Job as Associate Consultant at Cello Health BioConsulting
Cello Health BioConsultingis in a period of growth and expansion and is currently seeking to add staff at the Associate Consultant level. This position offers a unique opportunity to rapidly learn about the commercial side of the Pharmaceutical industry and to develop the skills necessary for a successful career in healthcare consulting. Being a boutique, highly focused consulting firm, CHBC’s culture provides a flexible and relatively nonhierarchical work environment. New hires will receive intensive training directly from our senior staff and Principals, gain almost immediate exposure to high-level clients, and have the opportunity for rapid advancement.
Associate Consultants work as members of project teams performing commercial assessments of development-stage pharmaceutical products and technologies including forecasting, market and pipeline analyses, identification and evaluation of licensing and partnering opportunities, and development of clinical and commercial positioning strategies.
This is a growth-focused, early career position for candidates with advanced degrees (e.g., MS, PhD, MD) who are interested in applying their scientific background and analytical skills while building a knowledge base within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and consulting industries. Initial responsibilities will include conducting in-depth discussions with thought-leading clinicians and researchers in a variety of therapeutic areas and performing secondary research and analysis that provide the foundation for our commercial assessment projects.
This position promises an intensive work environment in exchange for immersion into therapeutic areas of focus for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, as well as an education on the key issues challenging the biopharmaceutical industry moving forward.
Responsibilities will expand rapidly for candidates who demonstrate exceptional performance.
Ideal candidates will have a strong scientific background, including an MS or PhD in biological sciences, Pharmacology, or a related field, and will be able to demonstrate a clear analytical thought process, excellent oral and written presentation skills, and have the ability to work intensively on multiple interrelated and non-related tasks.
If you are interested in a career at CHBC, please use this link or send your resume and a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in our company and a career in consulting to careers@definedhealth.com. For more information, please go to this website or contact iJOBS alumni Serom Lee (lee.serom@gmail.com)

Job at Prescient Healthcare Consulting as Associate
Prescient has an opening for an Associate to be based out of either our New York or San Francisco office.
The Associate will play an integral role in executing consultancy engagements commissioned by Prescient’s biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical clients. This will be achieved through effective collection and analysis of market, competitor and stakeholder information. The position offers a rare opportunity to be mentored by seasoned industry professionals within Prescient, and to be exposed to senior-level decision makers within the pharmaceutical industry. Prescient operates a merit-based culture that offers the opportunity to develop and progress quickly.
The candidate should have research, industry, and/or consulting experience. Therapeutic experience in oncology, immunology, or biosimilars is a plus. In addition, the candidate should be able to demonstrate understanding of the development, regulatory and commercial aspects of the global pharmaceutical industry, especially in the US and EU. The ideal candidate will be a high-energy, results-oriented individual with a creative and analytical mind who has the ability to manage responsibilities and coordinate tasks on complex consultancy engagements through strong research capabilities, subject-matter expertise, communication skills (both written and oral) and the ability to draw conclusions and recommendations from a variety of pieces of evidence. He or she must also be able to operate effectively as part of a global team.

  • Presenting: Delivery of clear and concise presentations both internally and externally
  • Evidence Generation: The collection of market, competitor and stakeholder evidence through human-source elicitation
  • Secondary Data Analytics: The sourcing, analysis and reporting of public domain information, be it scientific, clinical, commercial, corporate or market in nature
  • Conference Coverage: The coverage of key conferences with the objectives of speaking to a wide range of delegates on predetermined topics and attending key symposia, presentations, posters and booths
  • Analysis and Reporting: Collaboration with other members of the project team to analyze findings, develop conclusions and recommendations and create client presentations that deliver an evidence-based story on the topics in focus
The Associate will spend 80% of his or her time in the New York or San Francisco but will be required travel domestically and internationally for client visits, conference attendance and inter-office visits. He or she will report to a senior executive in the office. Prescient will not sponsor work visas.The candidate will have a degree The candidate will have an undergraduate degree in engineering or biological / biomedical / pharmaceutical sciences, 1-2 years of work experience OR a masters/PhD in related fields, and a basic understanding of drug development or commercialization and a basic understanding of drug development or commercialization. He or she will be a high-energy, results-oriented individual with a creative and analytical mind who has the ability and desire to source relevant insight through secondary data analytics and human-source evidence gathering. He or she must also possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and be able to operate effectively as part of a global team. The candidate should have the ability to learn quickly and have an excellent eye for detail. For more information, click here or contact Sidnee Pinho (spinho@prescienthg.com)

Jobs as Consultant at ClearView
ClearView is currently accepting applications for a full-time consulting opportunity and our 3-day consulting immersion program. We will be hosting a webinar on February 25th to provide interested students with more information about both opportunities.
Webinar (full-time roles and Connect to ClearView)
Date: Monday, February 25th
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET
RSVP Here: Link
Entry Level Consultant (full-time)
Application Submission Deadline: 11:59 pm EDT, March 3, 2019
Interviews Being Held: March and April 2019
Positions Starting: Summer 2019 – Summer 2020
More Information: full position description below or on our website
Connect to ClearView (immersion program)
Application Submission Deadline: 11:59 pm EDT, March 31, 2019
Interviews Being Held: April and May 2019
Program Dates: June 26 – 28, 2019 or July 17 – 19, 2019
More Information on our website here
Please apply to either position through our website by uploading your one-page resume and cover letter to the appropriate portal. For more information, contact: Anna Lin Anna.lin@clearviewhcp.com

Summer internships for graduate students at Boehringer-Ingelheim in North Brunswick
The Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Summer Internship Program offers students opportunities to learn about the pharmaceutical industry. As an Intern, you will work closely with our industry-leading scientist on challenging projects currently progressing through our pipeline. Students will work on challenging projects, connect with other interns from our Human and Animal Health Divisions, and be an intricate part of the BI community. Not only will students learn from specific projects, but you will also interact with the leaders of the organizations and their teams through project meetings, scientific seminars and Development Workshops. There are 3 internships available:
Formulation Sciences
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health is currently seeking talented and innovative science and engineering students for an internship within the Formulation Sciences group in North Brunswick, NJ. These opportunities will focus on the design and development of pharmaceutical dosage forms through an understanding the connections between the physical-chemical and material properties, process conditions, and performance characteristics. To apply, click here
Analytical Sciences
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health is currently seeking talented and innovative science and engineering students for an internship within the Analytical Sciences group in North Brunswick, NJ. These opportunities will focus on performing critical testing of drug product, excipients, raw materials and components as part of drug development. Working closely with the Formulation and Analytical Sciences group, perfrom testing for the characterization and investigational analysis of clinical drug product development stepsdesign and development of pharmaceutical dosage forms through an understanding the connections between the physical-chemical and material properties, process conditions, and performance characteristics. To apply, click here.
Late Stage Drug Product Development
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health is currently seeking talented and innovative science and engineering students for an internship within the Late Stage Drug Product Development group in North Brunswick, NJ. This opportunity will focus on the process engineering and analytics. To apply, click here.
For all internships, our unique research projects offer the selected students guidance through mentors, hands-on experience with various characterization techniques and operations, and the opportunity to gain “real-world” understanding of pharmaceutical development. Students currently pursuing both graduate and undergraduate degrees in the scientific disciplines of chemistry, pharmacy, material science or chemical engineering backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Our student interns will be expected to present and discuss results from experiments with scientists weekly, and present their summer project at the company wide poster presentation. There are positions in Research Formulations, Formulation Development, and Preformulation Characterization areas.

  • Must be an Undergraduate, Graduate, or Professional Student in good academic standing.
  • Must have completed 12 credit hours within a related major and/or other related coursework.
  • Overall, cumulative GPA (from last completed quarter) must be at least 3.000 (on 4.0 scale) or better (No rounding up).
  • Major must be related to the field of internship.
  • Familiarity with basic safety procedures, laboratory techniques and common instrumentation (HPLC, microscopy, etc)
  • Strong experience in chemistry, biochemical engineering, materials science, polymers, and/or pharmacy.
  • Working knowledge of Design of Experiments, Quality by Design, and statistical analysis
  • Previous pharmaceutical industry experience is a plus
  • Good written and oral communication skills, the ability to work in a team environment and a strong desire to learn
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

Course in Professional Preparedness in Biotechnology at Rutgers
This course will enhance students’ competitive skills for the workforce and introduce additional layers of specialized competence enabling immediate contribution within diverse organizations in the life and biomedical sciences commercial sector. Students will develop business, communication, management and other skills. Course will be offered during the first 2019 summer session (May 28-July 5) on Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-5pm. Each session will be comprised of lecture, followed by lab in which students will have hands-on experience with the concepts introduced. See attached for flyer and detailed topics covered. For more information, contact Susan Engelhardt at engels@soe.rutgers.edu

Project Management Essentials Workshop (on behalf of Dr. Itzamarie Chevere-Torres)
This interactive workshop provides participants with an overview of key project management skills and foundational knowledge areas. Participants will be taken through the five process groups of initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling and closing.Presenter: Ella Blue, MS, PMP, PgMP, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson & Johnson Participants will learn:

  • The role of the Project Manager
  • Key project management concepts and terminology
  • Application of project tools to a current project
  • Day in the Life during the project lifecycle
  • Factors that enable project success
Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm, Nelson Biology Lab D-406 , 604 Allison Road, Piscataway (Busch Campus) Sponsored by: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Register here before February 21.

Sigma Xi online science communication competition
Can you explain your research to a broad audience? Join undergraduate, graduate, and high school students as they compete for awards in recognition of outstanding virtual research presentations. The Student Research Showcase is a unique opportunity for students to develop effective science communication skills, which every researcher should have. Those who are able to communicate the value of their research to a broader audience are at an advantage in terms of building financial and social support for their work. The online competition is open to most research disciplines in the United States and worldwide. Participants submit websites containing three main components: a research abstract, a technical slideshow, and a video. The video component challenges participants to present their research to a general audience. During the judging period, more than sixty Sigma Xi members volunteer as judges to evaluate students’ submissions and engage in digital conversations with presenters through their websites. For more information, click here. Monetary awards of $500-1000 will be given!

Job board at BioNJ
Please click here to see recent job postings for fresh PhDs and postdocs.

February 2019

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Monal Mehta on the iJOBS DataCarpentry Workshop and by Andrew Petryna about how cuts to public funding of science affect academic research.

Job Postings at BioGX
BioGX is a growing company in Birmingham, AL. They are always on the lookout for talented scientists and technicians with an entrepreneurial spirit, a dedication to excellence, and experience with molecular detection methods and general molecular biology. There are several Scientist positions including ones that are developing nucleic acid assays available so please check out their job postings.

Jobs at Mt. Sinai in lung cancer and respiratory disease
We are looking for highly motivated, detail-oriented individuals genuinely interested in research bridging medicine and genomics to join the newly established Tsankov lab at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Our lab’s overall vision is to build data-driven, quantitative models that improve diagnosis, find new drug able pathways, and personalize treatment of patients with lung cancer and respiratory diseases. We analyze clinical samples from patients with the goal of unraveling the underlying regulatory mechanisms in normal lung cell homeostasis and interactions with the immune and stromal microenvironment as well as elucidating changes in cellular and tissue regulation in individuals with lung disease. New lab members have the option of being cross-trained to apply and develop computational frameworks and experimental techniques for high-throughput, next generation sequencing (NGS) datasets (e.g. single-cell transcriptomic, epigenomic, and spatial data). The vibrant, multidisciplinary training environment will allow for learning the state-of-the-art in single cell genomics analysis/technologies and for close interactions with clinical scientists and our collaborators at Mount Sinai, the Broad Institute, and Harvard Medical school.
Job duties:

  • Patient sample processing, cell dissociation, and flow cytometry.
  • Adopt and develop NGS and single cell protocols and technologies.
  • FISH and IHC on tissues, exposure to tissue/organoid culture.
  • Strong background in immunology, lung, or cancer biology a plus.
  • Participate in the preparation of grants, manuscripts, and presentations.
Requirements:
  • Ph.D. or MD-PhD in molecular biology, cancer, immunology, and/or genomics.
  • Team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Training/exposure to lung biology, cancer biology, and/or genomics a plus.
  • Familiarity with tissue culture, genome editing, and/or cancer assays a plus.
  • A genuine love for science and people.
Interested applicants please send 1) your CV with a list of publications and research experiences, 2) a short summary of your present and future research interests, and 3) a list of three references and their contact information to Alex Tsankov (atsankov@broadinstitute.org). For more information please visit our lab’s website, www.tsankovlab.org and attached flyer.

Project Management Essentials Workshop
This interactive workshop provides participants with an overview of key project management skills and foundational knowledge areas. Participants will be taken through the five process groups of initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling and closing.Presenter: Ella Blue, MS, PMP, PgMP, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson & Johnson Participants will learn:

  • The role of the Project Manager
  • Key project management concepts and terminology
  • Application of project tools to a current project
  • Day in the Life during the project lifecycle
  • Factors that enable project success
Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm, Nelson Biology Lab D-406 , 604 Allison Road, Piscataway (Busch Campus) Sponsored by: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. Register here before February 21.

Let's Experiment: A Guide for Scientists Working at the Bench
Before you step into the lab to do an experiment, you have a long list of questions. So many, that it’s overwhelming. A little guidance would be helpful, right?
That’s where iBiology’s new online course “Let’s Experiment: A Guide for Scientists Working at the Bench” can help. ENROLL NOW This free 6-week course features scientists from a variety of backgrounds, who provide concrete advice on how to design and carry out experiments in biological research. We use case studies to make the abstract more tangible. In science, there is often no simple right answer. However, with this course, you can develop a general approach to experimental design and understand what you are getting into before you begin.
By the end of this course, you will have:

  • A detailed plan for your experiment(s) that you can discuss with a mentor
  • A flowchart for how to prioritize experiments
  • Tips and best practices for how to get started with an experiment
  • A lab notebook template that is so impressively organized, it will make your colleagues envious
  • A framework for doing rigorous research
The course is designed for students and practitioners of experimental biology with busy schedules. If you are interested in learning more, please watch the trailer, visit the course page, or take a peek at the syllabus. The course starts February 19th, 2019.

The AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy
This is a two-day event where you will:

  • Receive information about policies that are likely to impact your work, researchers, and institutions
  • Connect with a network of leaders and influencers in science, engineering, and policy
  • Learn how you can build and strengthen relationships between science and society
Washington, D.C. May 2 – 3, 2019. You don’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to engage with the top leaders confronting issues in science and technology policy, and access valuable discussions that are shaping the government industry and academia. Registration will open February 1. Enjoy early bird registration prices when you register by March 15.

Job board at BioNJ
Please click here to see recent job postings for fresh PhDs and postdocs.

January 2019

Microbiology contract position at a life science company in Plainsboro
The candidate would be testing the lab and instruments and medical devices for contaminants. Someone with microbio or bio education and understanding of contamination and safety testing would be ideal. It’s a 6 month contract, but this could be a great position for a recent grad without any industry experience. If they prove themselves, they could be hired full-time. Some weekend work might be needed in emergency situations. Once a month on a Saturday or Sunday, but would be very rare for a contractor to have to work a weekend
Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures and appropriate regulations, including FDA and ISO 9001, ISO 13485, CMDR and the Medical Device Directive.
Perform and document in-house microbiological testing on all in-process and finished products to comply with acceptance requirements.
Perform LAL, water analysis, growth promotion, gram staining, identification of microorganisms and other microbiological testing
Perform and document environmental monitoring in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures.
Report any equipment and testing deviations to the Supervisor
Submit samples for shipment to third party labs when necessary
Maintain GMP/GLP laboratory notebooks and documentation relevant to the duties and responsibilities assigned.
Maintain laboratory instrumentation required for testing.
Assist with proper execution of laboratory Alert/Action (AA) and Out-of-Specification (OOS) investigations.
Perform data entry and assist with trend reporting as needed.
Handle and dispose of biohazard material in compliance with OSHA and Standard Operating Procedures.
Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree, in Microbiology or Biology preferred
0-3 years of relevant GMP/GLP laboratory experience in regulated industry preferred Capable of effective written and verbal communication
Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
Knowledge of MS Office Suite
Open to applicants on international visas.
If interested, contact Majeda Hossain at Majeda.Hossain@adeccona.com

Grant Writing 101 - Clear and Compelling Scientific Aims Pages (on behalf of Dr. Itzamarie Chevere-Torres)
Please register for our first workshop of the 2019 spring semester, “Grant Writing 101 - Clear and Compelling Scientific Aims Pages” to be offered on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. This workshop will be held at two different locations (Newark & Piscataway) and facilitated by Dr. Paul Copeland, Director of Research Development, Rutgers Office of Research and Economic Development. For more information and registration, visit our website. Registration deadline is next week, January 23rd.

Scientists Symposium for Women in STEM
The Scientista Symposium is a national conference that helps advance the careers of young women in STEMM by facilitating networking with representatives from top companies, a range of professional and technical skill workshops, and a chance to present research and compete for cash prizes. This year’s program features 3 inspirational keynote speakers, 7 career panels on topics such as science communication, science policy, industry, and entrepreneurship in STEM, workshops on Python coding, a research poster session, a pitch competition to a panel of investors, free headshots(!), resume review sessions, and a career fair with 50 top organizations like Google, Genentech, NASA, and more. Our conferences regularly attract over 500 young women from top institutions throughout the country – it’s a fantastic opportunity to cultivate professional relationships.
Early Bird Tickets are on sale until February 1 - Register here!
Interested in volunteering at the Symposium in exchange for a free registration? Apply here.

For more information, check out the Symposium website or email us @ jackie@scientistafoundation.org.

Is a postdoc the right move for you?
Watch this video to learn more about this important decision.

January 2019

Three Minute Thesis Competition at Rutgers
The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce that registration for the Second Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition is officially open! 3MT is an acclaimed national and international competition where doctoral students are tasked with presenting their dissertation research in three minutes or less. To learn more about the competition, please visit the 3MT web page.
Interested SGS doctoral students must register online using the following link. The registration link will be open until February 8th. Prior to registering, students should ensure that they are eligible to participate. Eligibility criteria is listed on the 3MT web page.
Please note, in addition to completing the online registration form, students must email the following items to Steph Brescia by February 28th to officially register for this event.

  • 3MT Presentation Title
  • 100 word summary of 3MT Presentation
  • 1 Power Point slide
See attached for information. Want more information? Visit the 3MT web page to register for upcoming Info Sessions and Preparation Workshops. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Steph Brescia.

Internship Opportunity: Translating science into Biotech ventures with Flagship Pioneering
If you’re considering an alternative path from academia that allows you to remain engaged in creative science, Flagship Pioneering’s Fellows Program offers a balance of freedom of thought, imagination, science rooted in reality and rigorous business practice. The Flagship Fellows Program is unlike a traditional internship or academic fellowship. It provides a rare opportunity to do something different with your graduate training and to apply your scientific expertise, entrepreneurial talents, and self-starter mentality toward creating new ventures. It’s a 3 month paid fellowship sponsored over the summer at Flagship’s offices in Cambridge.
By way of background Flagship was founded in 2000 with a singular vision: to conceive, create, resource and grow first-in-class, unprecedented life sciences ventures that transform human health and sustainability. To date we have fostered the development of more than 100 scientific ventures resulting in $20 billion in aggregate value, 500+ issued patents, and more than 50 clinical trials for novel therapeutic agents. Through our in-house innovation foundry, Flagship Labs, we have founded companies such as Moderna Therapeutics, Rubius Therapeutics, Indigo Agriculture, and many more.
Science is at the core of Flagship’s fellowship program—a new way of thinking about cutting-edge science that goes beyond splashy headlines to actually impact the health of people and our planet. Each day, Fellows work closely with Flagship’s team of entrepreneurial scientists to explore big ideas, look differently at scientific literature, and generate new vantage points for companies with world-changing potential. For our program we are looking for outstanding, creative scientists, engineers, inventors, and budding entrepreneurs who want to stay entrenched in science while pushing the creative bounds of an alternative path.
We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis for summer 2019 (June-August) in Cambridge. All information on the fellowship and how to apply can be found in the attached PDF and on our website. Our job description is attached as well as a description of our fellows program and people can apply by clicking here.

Job as Director of Business Development at the NY Genome Center
The Director of Business Development at the NY Genome Center will be accountable for organizing and leading key business development activities to facilitate scientific collaborations with a focus on increased revenues. Reporting to the Chief Business Operator (CBO), the successful candidate will actively identify and educate researchers, clinicians and industry about NYGC’s services and collaborative research strengths. S/he will assist the CBO in building and effectively implementing a strategy for communicating the value of NYGC’s genomics expertise in relevant disease areas to potential partners, and bring significant successful and sustained collaborations to the NYGC, including multi-institution collaborations. This position involves significant scientific interaction with research groups, both within NYGC and in the broader scientific community. Key professional attributes required: extraordinary collaboration and influencing skills, strong attention to detail, organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills, multi-tasking, teamwork, cross-functional collaboration, professionalism, ability to work independently and self-motivated. Cross-functional team leadership experience is preferred. Experience working in project teams, as well as responsibility for team management is preferred.

  • Assist the CBO in the development of a targeted strategic plan, to be approved by senior management, for the scientific and pharma community in relevant disease areas that will lead to successful and sustainable revenue-driving partnerships
  • Assist the CBO in implementing the strategic plan by:
    • Conducting market research to identify potential partners and key stakeholders to enable implementation of the strategic plan
    • Assisting the CBO in engaging partners and stakeholders
    • Writing and coordinating proposals for potential partners
    • Coordinating preparations for external meetings and conferences
    • Create/update business development presentations, marketing materials, and other deliverables for internal and external discussions, including gathering input for these materials from cross-functional team partners
    • Lead and coordinate internal working groups of NYGC colleagues (e.g., project managers, computational biologists, technology innovation and/or Principal Investigators) to support outreach meetings and meeting follow-up
    • Oversee/support existing collaborative projects by maintaining internal and external relationships and looking for additional opportunities for expansion
    • Assist the CBO in managing expectations of internal and external stakeholders to ensure collaboration partnerships are complementary to our infrastructure and strategic vision
    • Monitor industry news and trends, update competitive landscapes, and update senior management as appropriate
    • Perform financial analysis of potential business development opportunities in coordination with CBO and NYGC finance department
  • BS degree or equivalent in biological sciences required; PhD or other advanced degree strongly preferred
  • Strong scientific background with 5-10+ years of relevant experience required; experience with organizing and/or implementing disease-area consortia highly preferred
  • Prior analyst experience in a life sciences organization required; experience related to genomics products and/or services preferred
  • Ability to perform financial analysis preferred
  • Experience in scientific business development strategy and running long-term strategic partnerships required
  • Ability to travel domestically or internationally -- 30% time required
  • Job Mastery– Knowledgeable of current role and technical skills, and the impact it has on the Center
  • Continuous Learning– Strives to expand the depth and breadth of technical and professional skills
  • Collaborative– Encourages participation from team members and works effectively with all levels
  • Credible– Works with a high level of integrity
  • Communicative– Actively listens to others; provides feedback
  • Focused – Utilizes efficient and effective processes
  • Adaptable– Demonstrate flexibility with changing priorities
  • Innovative– Develops new insights and pursues improvements
  • Takes Ownership– Prioritizes tasks, manages time and delivers on commitments
To apply and for more information, contact Sean McCooe, Managing Partner, McCooe & Associates, sean@mcsearch.net, 201-445-3161

Data Insight Fellowships
Insight is now accepting applications from graduating students (must have completed all coursework in order to participate full time) for our fellowships in:

  • Data Science (for PhDs & Postdocs)
  • Health Data Science (for PhDs & Postdocs)
  • Data Engineering (for all degree levels)
  • Artificial Intelligence (for all degree levels)
  • Data Product Management (for all degree levels)
  • DevOps Engineering (for all degree levels)
  • Decentralized Consensus (for all degree levels)
1800+ Insight alumni are now working at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Github, Slack, 23andMe, Twitter, Bloomberg, NBC, Pinterest, Microsoft, and 300+ other top companies.
Insight Fellows Programs:
  • 7 week, full-time training fellowship
  • Mentorship from leading industry data scientists and engineers
  • Join an active community of Insight alumni
  • Self-directed, project-based learning followed by interviews at top companies
  • Tuition-free with need-based scholarships and loans available to help cover living costs
Upcoming Application Deadline: January 28th. Learn more & apply on our website. Not ready to apply? Sign up for our notification list. Questions? Email us at info@insightdatascience.com

Position Open: Director of Academic and Student Affairs
The Director of Academic and Student Affairs for the Biological & Biomedical Sciences Program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill oversees first year training and curriculum development for a large science and research educational program, BBSP. The Director serves as a resource and advocate for life sciences Ph.D. students and their faculty mentors and develops and implements programming that serves the UNC research training community. Additionally, the Director is responsible for strategic planning and new initiatives that improve the Ph.D. training environment and outcomes. The Director of OGE Administration supervises the business operations and budget planning for the Office of Graduate Education (OGE). In this capacity, the Director supervises or co-supervises a subset of full time and part time SPA and EHRA staff in the OGE and oversees OGE financial affairs. The Director of Academic and Student Affairs works with and reports directly to the Associate Dean for Graduate Education in the School of Medicine and interacts regularly with graduate students and faculty in the life sciences and with other program administrators and Directors at UNC and at peer institutions.
Functions of the Director vary with the academic year and include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. BBSP curriculum implementation, assessment, and optimization
  2. Collect and share information about best practices in graduate training
  3. Recruit prospective students at regional and national conferences
  4. Participate in admissions activities
  5. Advise students and faculty about resources and policies related to specific concerns or challenges
  6. Design and implement new initiatives related to Ph.D. student training and developing a supportive and inclusive UNC training environment
  7. Coordinate the workloads of multiple SHRA staff for daily OGE operations and oversee annual performance reviews and professional development
  8. Oversee annual budget development and financial relationships with campus partners
  9. Participate in student data collection and analysis
A graduate degree (masters or Ph.D.) in a research-based scientific discipline is required. Preference will be given to candidates with backgrounds in the biomedical sciences, and prior experience implementing training environment initiatives and umbrella biomedical Ph.D. programs.
2-3 years of research experience and administrative/management experience is required. Previous experience with biomedical sciences umbrella programs preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in advising graduate students, mental health/wellness initiatives, or student affairs. 2-3 years of program development, knowledge of academic finance management, and budgeting experience strongly preferred. The position requires strong organizational skills and attention to detail, excellent communication, and the ability to work well in teams.
A CV is preferred over a brief resume. The cover letter should describe both research and administrative experiences plus any relevant experiences with biomedical graduate training or certifications/training related to diversity efforts, student advising, or student affairs. For full description and link to apply click here.

Job board at BioNJ
Please click here to see recent job postings for fresh PhDs and postdocs.

January 2019

Congratulations to iJOBS SciPhD trainee Aminat Musah who got a job as Senior Scientific Analyst at McCann Health, Jingjing Guo who got a job as a senior scientist at Merck and Miguel Cabrera who got a job at Target Health Inc as a Clinical Operations Specialist. Sign up for SciPhD below so you can learn the tips that helped these trainees land their first job!!

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Helena Mello about the iJOBS and Eagleton workshop on how to get involved in science policy.

Interested in learning how to build a business framework around innovative biotechnology?
The course entitled, “Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Science and Technology” delivers the fundamentals of “technology entrepreneurship” and introduces a framework for identification of high-potential, technology-intensive, commercial opportunities, assessment of competition, innovation protection, competitive assessment, gathering required resources (human and financial), and readying the innovation to commercializable product.
Through a collection of lectures and readings that address high-growth ventures in i life sciences, biotechnology, and related industries, this course places a specific focus on commercialization derived from scientific and technological research. See attached flyer. Email Susan Engelhardt (engels@soe.rutgers.edu) with any questions and register today!

Job posting for PhD as Associate at Prescient Consulting
Prescient Healthcare Group, founded in 2007, is a specialist pharmaceutical product and portfolio strategy firm. We support our clients’ efforts in developing targeted and differentiated clinical and commercial value propositions throughout a product’s life cycle. We ensure our clients have in-depth insight into what the future market scenario will look like and the value their products will need to demonstrate to both resonate with the market’s evolving needs and differentiate from the competition. We then work with our clients to develop strategies at key points that determine long-term success. We have offices in London, New York, San Francisco, New Delhi and Beijing.

The Associate will play an integral role in executing consultancy engagements commissioned by Prescient’s biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical clients. This will be achieved through effective collection and analysis of market, competitor and stakeholder information. The position offers a rare opportunity to be mentored by seasoned industry professionals within Prescient, and to be exposed to senior-level decision makers within the pharmaceutical industry. Prescient operates a merit-based culture that offers the opportunity to develop and progress quickly.

The candidate should have industry and/or consulting experience in oncology, immunology and/or biosimliars. In addition, the candidate should be able to demonstrate understanding of the development, regulatory and commercial aspects of the global pharmaceutical industry, especially in the US and EU.The ideal candidate will be a high-energy, results-oriented individual with a creative and analytical mind who has the ability to manage responsibilities and coordinate tasks on complex consultancy engagements through strong research capabilities, subject-matter expertise, communication skills (both written and oral) and the ability to draw conclusions and recommendations from a variety of pieces of evidence. He or she must also be able to operate effectively as part of a global team. The primary focus of the Associate will be on:

  • Presenting: Delivery of clear and concise presentations both internally and externally
  • Evidence Generation: The collection of market, competitor and stakeholder evidence through human-source elicitation
  • Secondary Data Analytics: The sourcing, analysis and reporting of public domain information, be it scientific, clinical, commercial, corporate or market in nature
  • Conference Coverage: The coverage of key conferences with the objectives of speaking to a wide range of delegates on predetermined topics and attending key symposia, presentations, posters and booths
  • Analysis and Reporting: Collaboration with other members of the project team to analyze findings, develop conclusions and recommendations and create client presentations that deliver an evidence-based story on the topics in focus
The Associate will spend 80% of his or her time in the New York or San Francisco but will be required travel domestically and internationally for client visits, conference attendance and inter-office visits. He or she will report to a senior executive in the office. The candidate will have a degree in biomedical or pharmaceutical sciences and a basic understanding of drug development or commercialization. He or she will be a high-energy, results-oriented individual with a creative and analytical mind who has the ability and desire to source relevant insight through secondary data analytics and human-source evidence gathering. He or she must also possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and be able to operate effectively as part of a global team. The candidate should have the ability to learn quickly and have an excellent eye for detail. Prescient will not sponsor work visas. To apply, click here. For more information, contact Sidnee Pinho (spinho@prescienthg.com)

American Association for Cancer Research Science Policy Fellowship
AACR has established a two-year science policy fellowship intended for early-career cancer researchers. Applications are now open for this AACR Science Policy Fellowship. The deadline to apply is Feb. 20, 2019. The AACR Science Policy Fellowship is open to early-career cancer research professionals with advanced degrees received within five years of application. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in the relationship between cancer research and policy, and display excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills. Although U.S. citizenship is not required, candidates must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.; the AACR cannot sponsor visas. Applicants need not have degree "in hand" at time of application but must have completed their degree before the official start date of the fellowship. Please see attached flyer and contact iJOBS alum Trevan Locke for more information trevan.locke@aacr.org

Job as Experiential Learning & Professional Development Program Manager, Cornell University
Background: The Experiential Learning & Professional Development Program Manager plays a key role supporting career exploration and immersion opportunities for doctoral students and postdocs across the Ithaca campus. This position works collaboratively as part of the Pathways to Success suite of professional development and academic success programs for graduate students and postdocs, and is a core member of the BEST program (currently "Broad ening Experiences in Scientific Training") within the Graduate School which seeks to connect participants with experiential opportunities to test-drive a career path, make informed choices and leverage their skills.

Key Responsibilities: Do you have a passion for helping doctoral students and postdocs achieve their full potential? Are you a collaborative, creative leader who likes to design, deliver, and connect participants with experiential, flexible, empowering opportunities to explore and test-drive career paths? Using your familiarity with humanities and social sciences, experience relevant to engaged/experiential learning or equivalent combination of education and work experience in other sectors, do you have a desire to support professional development needs of PhD level participants? More info and application can be found by clicking here.

Job as Program Manager at UCSF's Office of Career and Professional Development
The Program Manager for Researchers will be reporting to Laurence Clement, Program Director for Academic Careers, and will work closely with the new Program Director for Non-Academic Careers, Michael Matrone, to help design, organize and deliver workshops and resources to help UCSF PhD researchers (graduate students and postdocs) prepare for a position in their career of choice. UCSF is one of the national leaders in biomedical PhD career and professional development. Our office uses evidence-based approaches in personnel management, making it an innovative and supportive environment for all. Apply soon! We will start reviewing applications this week and we will continue to do so until the position is filled. The position is posted here - please make sure you apply through this link. If you submit (or have submitted) an application, please make sure you also email it to Laurence Clement at Laurence.Clement@ucsf.edu.

Spaces still available for Cohort 4 of I-Corps@Rutgers
If you have an innovation that you are hoping to commercialize, I-Corps@Rutgers may be for you! Student, faculty and staff teams with STEM-based innovation are encouraged to apply. Teams from our 1st three Cohorts have found this to be a valuable experience that they would “highly recommend to their friends & colleagues.” This National Science Foundation-funded program supports STEM-based teams university-wide to help them identify and explore market opportunities and connect them to programs and resources supporting technology startups. We are recruiting teams for Cohort 4 which begins in February. Applications are now open. Teams participate in an accelerated version of Stanford’s Lean LaunchPad course by talking to 25+ potential customers, partners and competitors and encountering the challenges and uncertainty of creating successful innovations. We provide reimbursement up to $2500 per team (an NSF Grant) for travel/some prototyping and an innovative software platform to track interviews/progress. Weekly feedback from the Teaching Team directs teams towards Product/Market fit and introduces I-Corps teams to the larger innovation ecosystem for future resources and support. Cohort 4 will be held at the New Jersey Institute for Food Nutrition & Health (IFNH) on Cook Campus. We have a rolling application/acceptance process so I encourage teams (must have at least 2 members) to apply as soon as possible.Please email Lori Dars at lori.dars@rutgers.edu or Mark DeGuzman atm.deguzman@rugers.edu if you have any questions. The four in-person sessions will be held on Friday mornings on the following dates:


iBiology Video on Industry Job Hunting
Job hunting in industry might seem like a mysterious or overwhelming task, but there are specific skills you can learn to make the process approachable and successful. In a series of four talks, Bill Lindstaedt, the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Career Advancement, International and Postdoctoral Services (CAIPS) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), will show you how to effectively search, apply, interview and negotiate for industry scientist positions. Click here to watch the video.

January 2019

Entrepreneurship Fellowship Opportunity for iJOBS trainees through BioNJ
BioNJ is excited to offer for the second year an Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program created to mentor, develop and train life sciences entrepreneurs in New Jersey to encourage the establishment and location of start-ups in the state. The program will be sponsored by four New Jersey-based life sciences companies that offer high-value projects and experiences, including the opportunity for the fellow to shadow a senior executive from each company for 6 months each. Upon program completion, the fellow will have an established business network and will be prepared to pursue a start-up in the New Jersey region. Applicants must have a PhD or PharmD. Apply for this unique and exciting opportunity by Jan 15 at this site and submit a cover letter to the attention of the BioNJ Entrepreneurship Fellow Selection Team. For questions, please contact support@industrypharmacist.org.

Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics Summer Interns at its Spring House, PA, Raritan, NJ, Hopewell, NJ, and Titusville, NJ sites
Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics (CPP) department is an integrated part of the Quantitative Sciences organization within Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. We work in cross-disciplinary compound development teams and apply clinical pharmacology principles and pharmacometrics methodologies across the R&D portfolio to enable optimal decision-making in drug development at the earliest time point and in the most efficient manner. Students will have the opportunity to work with clinical pharmacologist and pharmacometricians and to learn about application of applied science in pharmaceutical R&D settings.
The CPP Summer Interns will be involved in various activities to support Research and Development in areas ranging from preclinical to early/late stage clinical development, including: Literature review, Data analysis of PK, biomarker, preclinical and/or clinical data, trial design, etc, Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic model building and analyses, Development of computer programs or state-of-the-art quantitative methodologies within the modeling and simulation framework, Meta-analysis integrating external publicly available data with in-house data.

PhD Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited college/university pursuing life science related discipline such as Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Molecular biology, Biostatistics, Engineering, and Medicine. Candidates must be available for 10-12 weeks from May - August and have the ability to work full-time during that time. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is strongly preferred. Demonstrated leadership is preferred. Candidate must be eligible to work in the US at the time of, and for the duration of their employment and will be required to furnish evidence of US-work authorization. Requisition ID 0188181214. To apply click here. For more information, contact Yan Xu (yxu115@its.jnj.com).

Data Incubator Fellowship
Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session. Locations: In addition to the in-person locations (NYC, SF, Boston, DC), we will have a remote online session.
Dates: All sections will be from 2019-04-01 to 2019-05-24.
For application link, click here. Early deadline 2019-01-14 and regular deadline 2019-01-21.
Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

December 2018

Congratulations to iJOBS SciPhD trainee Pamela Perez who has a job a Scientific Software Engineer at GAMA-1 Technologies working on a contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Helena Mello about the iJOBS and Eagleton workshop on how to get involved in science policy.

Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship Program
The Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship Program will give four participating New Jersey legislative or executive offices the assistance of a trusted in-house science adviser. The Fellows will be Ph.D.-level scientists and engineers who will serve as full-time science aides for one year. Science Fellows will help solve public problems by supporting New Jersey state government officials in making evidence-based decisions in some of the many public policy areas involving science, engineering, and technology while developing an understanding of state government and how to build careers in public service.
Applications are due January 13th. See attached for flyer. Learn more and apply here.

Communicating Science class at Rutgers
You spend a lot of time doing outstanding, cutting-edge research. But are you spending enough time learning how to tell people what your research is all about and why it’s important? Enroll in our “Communicating Science” course, and we’ll teach you how to communicate your research accurately and effectively.
Aims of the course: As a result of taking our course, you will learn for both oral and written communication how to:

  • Identify the essential message that defines your research
  • Recognize the diverse audiences you speak to about your research
  • Engage your audience and tell them why they should care about what you do
  • Speak clearly and vividly in language your audience will understand
Elements of the course include:
  • Lectures provided by a multidisciplinary core faculty with expertise in science, education, communication and theater arts (plus guest speakers)
  • Improvisational exercises
  • Opportunities to practice your presentations and get immediate feedback
  • Learning to be peer listeners and evaluators
  • Collaboration with a professional in an aspirational career-related project
When: 2019 Spring semester; Wednesdays 4:00 – 7:00 PM; January 23 to May 8, 2019
Where: RWJMS Research Tower, Room V14, Busch Campus, Piscataway
What: Course # 16:718:560 and 6718 5600S, 3 credits, Pass/Fail
Who: This course is designed for PhD students and postdocs in the sciences. Permission by the course director is required.
How: Permission to register – contact Nicholas M. Ponzio, Ph.D. (ponzio@njms.rutgers.edu) and Janet Alder, Ph.D. (janet.alder@rutgers.edu) with the following information:
  • your graduate program/track or department
  • your advisor's name and e-mail address
  • what your research is about
  • what your longer-range career plans are
  • what your expectations for this course are
  • if graduate student, your qualifying exam date (expected or actual)

Jobs at L’Oreal in "For Women in Science” Philanthropic Division
The Public Affairs & Strategic Initiatives team at L’Oréal USA is looking for a full-time consultant to support the daily management and administration of our main corporate philanthropy, For Women in Science. You can learn more about the program here and how to apply here. Contact Lauren Paige, lauren.paige@loreal.com for more information.

Job at the New Jersey Health Foundation Venture Capital Group
Foundation Venture Capital Group (“FVCG” ) is seeking a highly motivated and talented individual to join the team as a Venture Associate. The Venture Associate will evaluate potential grants and investments in the healthcare space and manage value-added services for FVCG’s portfolio. This position is a unique opportunity to join a non-profit organization dedicated to make impact-driven investments and to help commercialize concepts that will change healthcare in the future.
The Venture Associate will have responsibilities related to diligence on new funding opportunities, portfolio management and operational duties including the following:
Assist in sourcing and completing deals through coordination with FVCG’s partner organizations
Conduct due diligence including evaluating the science, products, clinical need, competitive landscape, regulatory pathway, market opportunities, and determining overall business and financial attractiveness of opportunities.
Identify key risks of an investment and recommend potential further analysis to be conducted by specialists and consultants assisting with the due diligence.
Track portfolio companies’ financial progress and product development and pro-actively manage relationships with principal research scientists and founders of portfolio companies, including managing deliverables to achieve established goals.
Work with principal research scientists and portfolio company founders to understand their needs, collaborate with FVCG and NJHF staff to understand the organizations’ goals and networks, and share resources with portfolio companies.
See attached flyer for more information and send your cover letter and/or resume to Christine Caruso at ccaruso@njhf.org.

Applications Now Open for Cohort 4 of I-Corps@Rutgers
I-Corps@Rutgers is a National Science Foundation-funded program to support STEM-based research teams university-wide to identify and explore market opportunities and connect them to programs and resources supporting technology startups. We have run three cohorts so far and are recruiting teams for Cohort 4 which begins in February. Student, faculty and staff teams with STEM-based innovation are encouraged to apply. Teams from our 1st three Cohorts have found this to be a valuable experience that they would “highly recommend to their friends & colleagues.” t Applications are now open, click here to apply. Teams participate in an accelerated version of Stanford’s Lean LaunchPad course by talking to 25+ potential customers, partners and competitors and encountering the challenges and uncertainty of creating successful innovations. We provide reimbursement up to $2500 per team (an NSF Grant) for travel/some prototyping and an innovative software platform to track interviews/progress. Weekly feedback from the Teaching Team directs teams towards Product/Market fit and introduces I-Corps teams to the larger innovation ecosystem for future resources and support.
We have a rolling application/acceptance process so I encourage teams (must have at least 2 members) to apply as soon as possible at this site. (Deadline January 11, 2019). Please email Lori Dars at lori.dars@rutgers.edu or Mark DeGuzman at m.deguzman@rugers.edu if you have any questions. See attached for details.
Cohort 4 will be held at the New Jersey Institute for Food Nutrition & Health (IFNH) on Cook Campus. The four in-person sessions will be held on Friday mornings on the following dates:


Catalizing Advocacy for Science and Engineering Workshop
AAAS has announced an opportunity for us to send four graduate students to participate in the annual CASE Workshop: Catalizing Advocacy for Science and Engineering (Washington DC, March 24-27, 2019). The workshop serves to introduce graduate students to science policy and advocacy. Full-time students, including international students, from the following fields are eligible: biological, physical, or earth sciences; computational sciences and mathematics; engineering disciplines; medical and health sciences; and social and behavioral sciences. The School of Graduate Studies will cover registration and approved travel costs for the selected participants.
This is an interesting opportunity to learn about science policy, communication, advocacy and engagement. For additional details about the CASE Workshop, please visit this site: HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY: BY JANUARY 15: Graduate Program Directors from the eligible disciplines (see above list) may send up to 4 nominations. Each nomination should be in a single PDF file with the name: “APPLICANTNAME_AAASCASE” and should be emailed to acadean@grad.rutgers.edu with “AAAS CASE” as the subject line. The PDF file should contain: (1) a brief (1-2 page) CV of the student applicant; (2) a brief (1 page max) narrative by the student explaining the reason for the interest in the workshop, including mention of any previous experience connected to science communication, leadership or service. Prior experience in science policy or advocacy is NOT required. If you are interested, please contact your program director and ask to be nominated!!

Biotech Fireside Chat with Steve Sun, Founder of Genewiz
Genewiz, a leader in R&D genomics services. Steve Sun grew GENEWIZ from a two-person biotech startup to an international operation employing more than 1000 people across 12 facilities around the
world. Genewiz was acquired in September 2018 for $450 MILLION.
Steve will share the GENEWIZ story, followed by Q&A. Conducted as a collaborative partnership between NJEDA’s CCIT Biotech Incubator and Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
5:30 pm at Princeton BioLabs 303 College Road East, Suite A 
Princeton, New Jersey 08540. There is no cost to attend this event.

Job board at BioNJ
Please click here to see recent job postings for fresh PhDs and postdocs.

December 2018

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read an article by Madhuri Bhagavathula on the iJOBS medical affairs job simulation event and by Jennifer Casiano-Matos on making smart choices for your career development.

Post-Doc Program in Antibody Discovery at Klus Pharmaceuticals in Cranbury, NJ
KLUS is looking for highly motivated individual to join our post-doc programs. The individual will contribute in the following 3 research fields with specific concentrate:

  • Antibody discovery through hybridoma technology. The research will be focused on plan and execute animal studies, immunogen preparation and administration in mice, blood and tissue sample collection, and screening of antibody panel with ELISA and/or Flow cytometry.
  • Antibody engineering. The research will be focused on providing molecular biology and antibody engineering support to our therapeutic antibody discovery projects. Responsibilities will include murine antibody humanization, the design and generation of antibody expression constructs, DNA/protein sequence analysis of multiple hybridoma mAb hits and phage displayed antibody hits, and the optimization of antibody candidates by phage display or yeast display
  • Antibody functional evaluation. The research will be focused on antibody evaluation analysis such as ELISA, Octet, Flow Cytometry and cell-based assays. His/her work will contribute to the development, qualification and execution of assays such as internalization assay, ADCC and CDC assays and other functional assays
  • In addition, the candidate will perform literature and market research, especially in the pharmaceutical industry, collect and analyze data through various databases, in order to analyze individual biotech as well as industrial conditions
  • The candidate also will collect and evaluate information about different therapeutic targets/platforms to obtain preliminary information about board knowledge on the overall target’s efficacy, toxicity and pharmacokinetics
  • The candidate will also present the research data, write specific research reports base on different themes and topics.Qualifications
Qualifications:
  • PhD in Immunology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related life science field
  • The success candidate will be expected to present scientific work to their supervisor and peers, prepare reports when necessary, demonstrate the ability to work independently and manage multiple experiments simultaneously.
  • Be responsible for notebook documentation to ensure experimental methods and results recorded timely, write work-related SOPS
  • Must be independent, creative, and self-motivated
  • Work productively in an interdisciplinary team environment
  • General knowledge and understanding of therapeutic antibody discovery and development
  • Good problem solving and organizational skills
  • Good computer skills, including word-processing, graphics, and spreadsheet programs
If interested, please send resume to HR@kluspharma.com.

2019 U.S. Air Force Research Lab - Repperger Research Internship Program for PhDs
Location: Dayton, OH & San Antonio, TX
Dates: June 3 - August 0, 2019
Application Deadline: January 21, 2019
Repperger Information click here.
*Please review the Project Catalog. With a single application, applicants can select their top five of 34 available research topics. Open to BS-PhD candidates. U.S. Citizenship is required. To apply, click here.

December 2018

Application Scientist: Nanion Technologies
Nanion Technologies is a rapidly growing instrumentation company offering automated ion channel screening workstations serving industry and academic research institutions. To support the increasing demand of Nanion’s products, and to provide premium customer service, Nanion is expanding the team in the US. Nanion is currently looking for an Application Scientist to join the US branch, located in Livingston, New Jersey. The successful candidate will contribute to Marketing and Customer Support activities. The position will include product demonstrations, installations, trainings and trade-show participation. Experience in electrophysiology is a must, with a preference for having worked with compound profiling against ion channel targets using automated patch clamp instrumentation. We offer a competitive compensation package, thrilling technology platforms, and the opportunity to contribute to a young dynamic team.

The applicant should have a MS or PhD in electrophysiology or biophysics. Experience using automated patch clamp technology in a drug screening environment is a plus. Other skills beneficial to this position include knowledge in cell culture techniques, assay development, as well as experience in technical support and customer interaction. Strong communication, interpersonal, oral presentation/public speaking & organizational skills are required. Language skills required: English, fluent in speech and writing. The applicant should have excellent ability to work independently with strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. The successful applicant must have the ability to work in a multidisciplinary, multicultural and team-oriented environment. In addition, the applicant must be enthusiastic towards customer success and comfortable with troubleshooting cell based assays. Candidates must be willing and able to travel (35% overnight) for marketing, customer support and installations within the US and Canada. Salary will be based on experience and qualifications. Candidates must be authorized to be employed in the US. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to rodolfo@naniontech.com

Announcing the Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship
The Eagleton Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship. The program will offer PhD-level scientists and engineers the opportunity to apply their scientific training and expertise to the development and implementation of relevant state policy in New Jersey. Applications are due January 13, 2019, The program will provide participating New Jersey state legislative and executive branch offices ready access to trusted in-house science advisors to help facilitate government decision-making related to the wide range of critical public policies involving complex science, engineering and technology. Fellows will develop and understanding of state government and how to build careers in public service. supported by a stipend, selected Fellows will participate in an intensive summer training seminar focused on NJ state politics and government, covering topics such as effective communication strategies, power structures, and political processes. Each fellow will complete a one-year, full-time placement as a science aide in a legislative or executive branch office. For more information, how to apply and deadlines, click here.

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Job board at BioNJ
Please click here to see recent job postings for fresh PhDs and postdocs.

November 2018

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Biopharma Innovation Cup 2019
What can apply:
Advanced students and post -docs in the fi elds of life science, data- science and business administration from all over the world can apply:
▪ Sciences: Post-graduate stu dents on their way towards a PhD in biology, medicine, biotech, bioinformatics, data sciences, biochemistry, chemistry, pharmacy or engineering.
▪ Business: Advanced MBA students or recent MBA graduates with an interest in the pharmaceutical business and a life science background. How it works:
During a one week summer camp, 30 selected students will attend in-depth presentations about the pharmaceutical industry given by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany management and external experts. The participants will be divided into teams, work together to develop a business plan and present it to a grand jury, who will award the best plan with the Biopharma Inno va tion Cup and a cash prize of EUR 20,000 plus EUR 5,000 for the runner-up. At the last day of the summer camp a conference with alumni of previous Innovation Cup editions will be organized.
The Innovation Cup will comprise the following teams:
Oncology, Immuno-Oncology, Autoimmunity, Small Molecule Drug Discovery, Protein Engineering, and Screening, Digitalization.
Further information about the program and how to apply online from November 1st 2018 until January 31st 2019, click here and see attached flyer. Location: Near Frankfurt, Germany, June 23–29, 2019. Travel, accommodation and food expenses will be paid by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Job as program coordinator of graduate student diversity at MIT
The Office of Graduate Education (OGE) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) invites nominations (referrals) and applications for two full time positions in the area of graduate Diversity Initiatives: (1) Program Assistant of Diversity Initiatives (Job #16508-5) and (2) Sloan-MIT University Center for Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) Program Coordinator (Job #16688-N). The full position announcements is available on this website. Program Assistant of Diversity Initiatives (Job #16508-5) provides logistical and administrative support the MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) and graduate recruitment and retention activities for underrepresented minority UCEM Program Coordinator (Job #16688-N) collaborates with the UCEM PI to manage the scholar applications process; planning and staffing events for community building, recruitment, and retention; performing data analysis and reporting for sponsor progress updates (70%). The Program Coordinator will also collaborate with the assistant dean and director of diversity initiatives (30% effort) to develop and support professional and scholar development programming efforts for the broader URM graduate population served by OGE. Please visit our #MITGradDiversity Facebook page to learn more about our diversity efforts. You may also contact MIT OGE at MITGradDiversity@mit.edu should you have questions.

Beyond the Tenure Track position
Beyond the Tenure Track is growing, and now they are hiring for a part-time Executive Assistant.
This remote position is ideal for someone with high-level organizational skills and experience working with an online business. At Beyond the Tenure Track, we pride ourselves on creativity, high performance, professionalism, and service to the academic community. Further details about the position can be found here.

November 2018

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Corporate Engagement Intern at Rutgers
The Corporate Engagement Center, a joint venture between the Rutgers University Foundation (RUF) and the Rutgers Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED), is seeking a part-time Corporate Engagement Intern. The Intern’s primary responsibility will be supporting discussions with industry partners focused on establishing funded research projects with Rutgers PIs. The intern will respond to partnering interests of industry R&D decision makers, work closely with Rutgers faculty and staff, and liaise with other Rutgers offices that manage pre/post award matters, including groups working on intellectual property, licensing and sponsored contracts. This is a temporary position with a projected start date of December 2018. The ideal candidate is a PhD candidate toward the end of her/his candidacy who, with the permission of her/his PI advisor, can dedicate at least 20 hours a week over a four-month period. The Intern will be exposed to industry offices dedicated to business development, strategic alliances and open innovation activities. See attached for details. To apply, please send your resume to Jaimie Testai at myrkalja@ored.rutgers.edu.

Scientist and Engineer Positions at AxoGen in Florida
Scientist
The primary responsibility of the Scientist is to lead hypothesis-driven research using biophysical, biological and biochemical methods to support the AxoGen Product Portfolio of innovative tissue, biologic products and medical devices for nerve repair.

  • Serve as a scientific resource to support the company’s strategic direction.
  • Design, execute, and analyze hypothesis-driven experiments to develop new technologies for nerve repair and regeneration
  • Actively contribute to the company’s patent portfolio through continuous innovation
  • Participate in solving challenging technical issues
  • Communicate and collaborate with R&D and cross-functional groups
  • Communicate the project activity status with relevant stakeholders
  • Seek customer input to the proposed and existing project activities
  • Mentor and train other team members
  • Write protocols, design experimental techniques, conduct experiments, record results
  • Conduct data analysis and test method validation, write validation and RD reports
  • Provide regular and timely updates, including technical data, regarding progress and assigned projects to project teams and AxoGen Leadership Team
1. Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, or Biomaterial Science; Master’s degree or PhD preferred
2. At least three to five years of experience in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry with a Bachelor’s degree; at least two years’ experience with a Master’s or PhD
3. Experience designing, overseeing, and executing laboratory procedures and preclinical in vitro studies is needed; cell culture and animal study experience preferred
4. Experience with biomaterials, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine preferred. To learn more and apply, click here.

Tissue Engineer

The primary responsibility of the Tissue Engineer will be to develop project plans and lead hypothesis-driven research to identify and develop methods (both in vitro and in vivo) to assess technologies for peripheral nerve repair and regeneration applications. The Tissue Engineer must have the ability to use sound technical expertise and judgement to design and conduct studies, analyze quantitative data, and form conclusions with an expectation to provide technical recommendations. Additional responsibilities include documentation creation and management, development of testing protocols, execution of testing in R&D Lab and at contract labs and completion of reports, prototype development, process development and transfer to manufacturing of tissue and biologic products and medical devices. This position is also responsible for supporting, developing, and protecting company intellectual property, and assessing and remaining current with new developments and industry trends.
  • Serve as a scientific resource to support the company’s strategic direction.
  • Design, execute, and analyze hypothesis-driven experiments to develop new technologies for nerve repair and regeneration
  • Actively contribute to the company’s patent portfolio through continuous innovation
  • Participate in solving challenging technical issues
  • Communicate and collaborate with R&D and cross-functional groups
  • Communicate the project activity status with relevant stakeholders
  • Seek customer input to the proposed and existing project activities
  • Mentor and train other team members
  • Write protocols, design experimental techniques, conduct experiments, record results
  • Conduct data analysis and test method validation, write validation and RD reports
  • Provide regular and timely updates, including technical data, regarding progress and assigned projects to project teams and AxoGen Leadership Team
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related discipline (Graduate degree preferred)
  • Preferred education focus in biomedical or chemical engineering
  • At least three to five years’ experience in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry with a Bachelor’s Degree; at least two years’ experience with a Master’s or PhD
  • Experience in characterization of biomaterials, fabrication methods, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine products is needed (experience with cleanroom processing, aseptic technique, tissue preservation, AATB standards preferred)
  • Experience or familiarity with clinical surgical environments is desired
  • Experience designing, overseeing, and executing both in vitro and in vivo assays is desired. For more information and to apply, click here

Associate Scientist, Downstream Bioprocess Development, Adello Biologics
This position involves development of small scale and scale-up procedures for production of clinical and/or commercial biosimilar products expressed in bacterial and mammalian systems. The position will apply a scientific background and expertise in downstream purification to perform, analyze and document experiments. Candidate will be responsible for supporting other scientists for the purification process optimization, process characterization to meet project requirements.

  • Assist in the development of downstream unit scalable processes such as purification/UFDF and filtration
  • Assist efforts to evaluate different resins and experimental conditions to improve product yield and quality.
  • Generate, manage, and maintain critical data in a highly organized manner in the form of notebooks and reports.
  • Perform data analysis of process statistics, identify process deviations, and prepare technical reports.
  • Maintain laboratory supplies and inventory.
  • Support development of technical solutions to problems and exchange technical information with team members for troubleshooting and providing ongoing support.
  • Participate in technology transfer of processes from Downstream Process Development group to Manufacturing
  • Gain an understanding of standards of practice, process science and departmental policies and adhere to the company and department policies.
  • Assists in new technology innovation projects, development of new processes and development of project scope and deliverables for execution and implementation.
  • MS 2-4 years of experience and BS 4-6 years of experience with degree in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or in a life science discipline such as Biochemistry is preferred
  • Knowledge in downstream purification techniques.
  • cGMP manufacturing experience Is preferred
  • Experience in bench and pilot scale bioreactor operation preferred
  • See attached for details. To apply email Sarah Holmes-Klotz | Sr. Director, Human Resources sarah.holmes-klotz@adellobio.com

Evaluation of Endogenous Biomarkers for Transporter Inhibition: Current State and Future Considerations
Xiaoyan Chu, PhD, Senior Principal Scientist at Merck
The presentation will provide an overview of recently identified biomarkers for studying the inhibition of hepatic and renal transporters, summarize the methods and strategies employed to identify biomarkers; and discuss the utility, limitation and future direction of biomarker approaches to predict transporter-mediated drug drug interactions. November 30 at 12pm, EOHSI Room C
See attached. To register, click here.

Networking Event for Women in STEM
November 29 from 12-6pm at the Goldman Sachs Office in NYC. Organized by The Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics at Rutgers.Free event includes transportation to/from NYC. Space lis limited. For more information and to register, see attached flyer and contact Pat Munoz patmunoz@rutgers.edu

Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research Course at the NIH
The NIH Clinical Center's Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) course trains registrants on how to effectively and safely conduct clinical research. The course focuses on the spectrum of clinical research and the research process by highlighting biostatistical and epidemiologic methods, study design, protocol preparation, patient monitoring, quality assurance, ethical and legal issues, and much more.

  • The course is free, self-paced and online. Please review the new NIH website
  • Registration is open NOW through June 30, 2019.
  • The final exam will be available on the course website starting December 1, 2018, and close on June 30, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST.
  • Participants who successfully complete the final exam and score at least 75% will receive a certificate of completion for the course.
For additional information on the course, please visit the IPPCR general information website by clicking here or email Rebecca Hwang, the course coordinator, at IPPCR2@mail.nih.gov.

Training in Neurotherapeutics Discovery and Development
This free 3.5 day course covers the principles of drug discovery and development, including the identification of a lead compound and IND enabling studies. The course considers the discovery and development of small molecule therapies and also includes considerations that apply to biological therapies, such as antibodies, antisense oligonucleotides, gene therapies and cell therapies. The course will also address the unique challenges inherent in developing treatments for nervous system disorders and will address the particular challenges that academic neuroscientists are likely to face in planning and conducting drug discovery research. Please note, however, that the course curriculum does not address clinical trials. For more information and to apply, please click here.

November 2018

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Job at Bristol Myers Squibb in Translational Biology, Genomics
The department is rapidly growing now. They have open positions in Bioinformatics at the entry level: no work experience required, but knowledge and proficiency in NGS data processing and analysis with basic coding and computational skills are required.
The scientists in this group analyze real-world health data, design experiments and analyze both pre-clinical and clinical -omics datasets, including RNA-Seq, Exome and Whole Genome Sequencing, single-cell sequencing, high-throughput proteomics, and multiplex flow cytometry in order to nominate novel drug targets, enable patient enrichment strategies, and guide drug development decisions. The group interacts with and influences all aspects of R&D at BMS, from early discovery through late-stage development. This position will focus exclusively on direct support to the CGG (Clinical Genetics and Genomics) group.

  • Assist with NGS data QC
  • Evaluate novel NGS workflows
  • Provide technology development related analysis
  • Facilitate communication between CGG and NGSP groups
  • Provide access to Seven Bridges cloud computing platform to CGG members and help implement and maintain CGG specific pipelines
  • Provide assistance to CGG with NGS and cloud computing expertise
  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or another relevant field or M.Sc. in one of the same fields and 3+ years of experience in the field
  • Extensive experience with RNASeq and/or DNASeq workflows and pipelines
  • Extensive hands on experience with common NGS tools (samtools, picard, etc.)
  • Experience with R graphing solutions
  • Background in statistics is preferred
  • Fluency with Linux-based high-performance computing environments, R/Bioconductor, and reproducible research practices
  • Strong problem-solving and collaboration skills, and rigorous and creative thinking
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to explain complex ideas to computational scientists, experimentalists, and clinicians
  • The ability to work across organizations to define and solve problems that will benefit the whole. Capable of establishing strong working relationships across the organization
  • Familiarity with Seven Bridges and/or DNANexus cloud computing platforms is desirable
For more information, click here and contact Rutgers alum Natallia Kalinava.

Jobs and Fellowships at the FDA in the Digital Health Group
We are seeking candidates for multiple positions with a variety of expertise in delivering digital health technologies. By joining the Digital Health team, you will be at the forefront to advance medical science, create new opportunities and create a regulatory environment that bring safe and effective digital health technology to market. The Digital Heath Unit is a startup within the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) that works collaboratively with internal and external customers to advance Digital health. We are an interdisciplinary group of experts pooling our technology, business, scientific and public health expertise to promote and protect public health.

As a Digital Health Advisor, you will primarily serve as an expert who understands what it takes to develop, deliver, and maintain high quality digital health technologies during the FDA’s review and evaluation of digital health technologies. Partnering with, internal subject matter experts, and external business and technology leaders, your goal is to stay current on technological advances, health benefits and risks, best practices and help in development of FDA Digital health policies and ongoing regulatory clarity. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate in the review and evaluation of first-of-a-kind digital health technology and participate in precedent setting research.
  • Identify opportunities in creating preconditions and incentivesinforming digital health policy proposals, meeting CDRH’s mission to protect and promote public health while supporting technological advances.
  • Provide advice, consultations and training to internal and external experts on current state of digital health technologies, policies, and functionalities.
  • Assist with identifying and evaluating technology solutions that will enhance internal processes for FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Healthfunctionalities.
  • What is FDA looking for in candidates?
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, customer-oriented, and flexible environment
  • A bias toward action and a proven track record of delivering projects and products
  • Have excellent communication skills to engage an organization of multiple specialties
  • Ability to actively seek out multiple opinions, yet make independent decisions and influence positive outcomes
  • Have practical experience and technical expertise focusing on one or more areas of digital health, including: o Mobile medical apps, medical device interoperability, and healthcare cybersecurity
  • Digital therapeutics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and novel digital health technology
  • Digital health product development, software as a medical device
  • Big data and advanced analytics, cloud storage and computing and wireless communication
  • For more information, click here.
Specific Fellowship position in Digital Health at FDA:
  • Perform research to support the development and implementation of regulatory policy in one or more of the digital health focus areas (software lifecycle management processes - premarket and post market, mobile medical apps, medical device interoperability, healthcare cybersecurity, wireless technologies, cloud-enabled software deployment, machine learning/artificial intelligence, big data, advanced analytics, digital health product development)
  • Coordinate and provide support to FDA work groups establishing digital health regulations, procedures, and programs having national or international impact
  • Support the development of white papers, documents and communication strategies for CDRH's precertification program pilot
  • Support the development of training on new digital health technology regulations, procedures, and programs to key stakeholder audiences
  • Support the development of software application or automation tools as a proof of concept for various regulatory guidance
  • The qualified candidate should be a current student or postgraduate in data science, computer science, electrical engineering, software engineering or biomedical engineering. Degrees must have been received within five years of the appointment start date. Familiarity with the software development life cycle is desired.
  • computer programming
  • knowledge of SharePoint and the Microsoft suite of tools
  • knowledge of agile project management
  • strong writing skills
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, or Doctoral Degree in Computer Sciences Engineering, Life Health and Medical Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Click here to apply. For more information, contact iJOBS alum Kathryn Drzewiecki (kathryn.drzewiecki@gmail.com)

Jobs as Scientist at iCarbonX in Shenzhen, China
iCarbonX is a technology company, combining advances in article intelligence with multi-omics to work on health.
They are hiring for multiple PhD positions:
Scientist, Oncology
Scientist, Metabolic disease
Scientist,Aging
Scientist, Cardiovascular diseases
Scientist, Microbiology
Scientist, Immunology
Scientist, Proteomics
Scientist, Metabolomics
Scientist, Sequencing technology
Scientist, Computational biology
See attached for details. For more information, contact iJOBS alum Lisheng Zhou (eva.chou520@gmail.com)

Job as Scientist in Chromatography, Hopewell, NJ
This Scientist position within the analytical methods team has the opportunity to drive the development and validation of robust separation methods (e.g., CE-SDS, iCIEF, SEC, RP) for biotherapeutic drug candidates in the portfolio spanning early and late stage clinical programs. Client's biologics pipeline includes approved biologics products and a number of exciting clinical stage mAb products, as well as antibody combination products.

  • Development of methods utilizes state-of-the-art analytics as well as modern concepts of quality attribute monitoring of biotechnology products.
  • Science-based research and molecular-level understanding of protein properties are critical for successfully performing method development.
  • Innovation is central to establishing robust analytical control and define our overall biologics development strategy.
  • This position reports to Group Leader in Methods and Analytical Development function of the Biologics Development organization.
  • The successful candidate will also support regulatory filing activities including IND and BLA, as necessary.
  • The position provides exciting opportunity to be involved in early and late stage clinical development, progress the assets to marketing approval, and bring life-saving medicines to patients who are waiting. It also offers possibility of getting involved in diverse modalities including antibody, fusion protein, oligos, and fixed dose combinations. The Scientist role provides strong growth opportunities and career development.
  • PhD or M.S. major in biochemistry, analytical chemistry, biotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences, or related areas.
  • Proficient in protein separation techniques using chromatography (e.g., SEC, IEX, HIC, RP) and/or capillary electrophoresis (e.g., CE-SDS, ICIEF).
  • Experience in biopharmaceutical analytical method optimization. Desired - experience in resolving technical issues with a collaborative mindset and aptitude in innovation.
  • Ability to author reports and present research and development data/hypothesis/conclusions.
  • Knowledge and working experience with chromatography and data analysis platforms such as Empower 3 and Chemstation.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Desired – experience with mass spectrometry; knowledge of analytical control of quality attributes such as size (aggregates, fragments), charge, glycans, protein content, protein modifications, and others.
This 6+ month position starts ASAP.
Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Karen: karen@alphaconsulting.com

Academic Career Panel (on behalf of Itzamarie Chevere-Torres and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs)
Join our academic career panelists, representing different types of academic institutions, in their discussion of how they successfully transitioned to their current faculty jobs. Come and meet faculty from Rutgers University, Princeton University, Rowan University, Seton Hall University, and Bard College - Bard High School Early College. All postdocs and grad students are welcome.

When: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 2 PM to 4 PM
Where: Busch Campus, Nelson Biology Lab D-406
Panelists:
Dr. Tracy Tran | Rutgers University
Dr. Martin Jonikas | Princeton University
Dr. Ileana Soto | Rowan University
Dr. Gregory Wieldman | Seton Hall University
Dr. Maria Agapito | Bard College - Bard High School Early College

Want to know more about our panelists? Click here. Register here by November 13

Workshop: Embarking on a Meaningful Career Journey
Hosted by Ti-Institute Chinese Student and Scholar’s Association and SAPA
Saturday Nov 10 in NYC
-Provide an overview of job opportunities as well as career trajectories in pharmaceutical and related healthcare industries
-Prepare the transition from academia to industry with practical guidance
-Explore career opportunities in the US and China
-Offer effective and interactive networking and coaching
-Focus on short term approaches while shaping long term individual strategic goals
Free and open to all. To register, click here.

Merck Innovation Cup
The Innovation Cup is an initiative for graduate students in natural sciences, computer sciences, and business administration to attend a training program near Frankfurt, Germany June 23 - 29, 2019
All travel, food and accommodation expenses are paid by us.
The Innovation Cup is designed to support the professional development of graduate students interested in the pharmaceutical industry. Participants learn how R&D in the industry works by lectures from Merck managers and scientists. The students will also advance an idea to a full project plan with their teams. The event brings together a promising new generation of talent with senior Merck managers and researchers and accomplished Merck retirees in a meeting of the generations. It also provides a unique chance to network with the brightest students from all around the world. Teams will work on innovative projects in the areas of: Oncology, Immuno-Oncology, Autoimmunity, Small Molecule Drug Discovery, Protein Engineering and Screening, Digitalization.
Postdocs and graduate students on their way towards a PhD in biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, biotechnology, bioinformatics, computer sciences, data sciences, informatics, biochemistry, pharmacy, engineering or related fields are invited to apply. In addition, advanced MBA students or recent MBA graduates with an interest in the pharmaceutical business and a background in natural sciences are also eligible.
The participating teams have the chance to win the Innovation Cup award endowed with EUR 20,000 for the most convincing project plan.
At the last day of the Innovation Cup a scientific conference with alumni from previous editions will be organized.
Applications are now available at this site. Deadline: January 31st, 2019

October 2018

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Vicky Kanta about a recent iJOBS workshop on Emotional Intelligence and how we can use it to understand others.

Job Opening: Full-time Lecturer in Biology, John Jay College
Lecturer in Biology, which is a full, tenure-track-equivalent, teaching and service position and the successful applicant will teach in and coordinate all 100-level biology courses, and others that match their expertise. As a minority- and Hispanic-serving Institution with a renewed focus on student success, we are especially interested in candidates who can effectively contribute to the mission of serving our diverse student population. For more details and to apply, click here. Contact Nathan Lents, PhD with questions NLENTS@jjay.cuny.edu.

Job at Quentis Therapeutics as Scientist in Bioinformatics
Quentis Therapeutics in NYC is a preclinical stage biotechnology company that is translating novel biology into new therapeutic approaches to help more cancer patients benefit from immunotherapy. Based on our deep expertise in endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress biology and the tumor microenvironment, we are pioneering first-in-class ER stress response modulators to boost the immune system’s ability to fight cancer. Our lead program is a first-in-class IRE1α inhibitor. We are pursuing multiple additional ER stress pathway targets in the tumor micro-environment, as well as in other diseases where ER stress plays an important role.

Position summary:
Quentis is seeking a highly skilled and motivated computational biologist to analyze complex, multidimensional datasets such as RNAseq and whole exome sequencing. As a key member of our translational sciences group, the successful candidate will employ both public and proprietary data to drive indication selection, patient selection, and pharmacodynamic biomarker hypotheses. The candidate will also be a key contributor to target and pathway discovery. As our resident expert in computational biology, the successful candidate will be a be driven and enthusiastic self-starter with strong critical thinking skills and a desire to both learn and teach.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Mine public cancer genomics databases to formulate indication, patient selection and pharmacodynamic hypotheses
  • Implement and develop state-of-the-art computational methods and data mining strategies to address key challenges in oncology drug discovery (e.g. drug resistance, combination therapies, harnessing anti-tumor immunity).
  • Analyze in-house and public data for pathway (e.g. GSEA) and target discovery
  • Work closely with wet-lab scientists to analyze and interpret high-dimensional experimental data (e.g. RNAseq) and collaborate on experimental design
  • Use bioinformatics tools to support experimental cell line and animal model selection and characterization
  • Serve as key primary company resource for computational biology/bioinformatics
Job Requirements
  • Ph.D. in computational biology, bioinformatics, or related field
  • Fluency in one or more programming languages with bioinformatics applications (e.g. Python, R)
  • Strong expertise in computational biology/bioinformatics and familiarity with fundamental concepts in molecular biology, statistics, and oncology
  • Experience with statistical methods for mining ‘omics data (genomics, transcriptomics, epigenetics, proteomics) from public databases and/or in-house experimental data strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of cancer genomics/biology, immunology / immune-oncology, clinical and translational science desired
  • Experience mentoring/training wet-lab scientists to perform basic bioinformatic analyses (e.g. applets) a plus

To apply, click here and for more information, contact Mark Kaplan, Director of Translational Sciences mkaplan@quentistx.com

Job at Quentis Therapeutics as Scientist In Vivo Immune-Oncology
Quentis is seeking a highly skilled and motivated scientist with strength in execution of bench science and proven ability to design and execute research project strategy with a focus on immuno-oncology. He/she will be accountable for driving to and delivering high quality data to be used in project decision-making. The successful candidate will lead the evaluation of in vivo efficacy and mechanism of action studies with particular focus on immune profiling of tumors. As a key team member, he/she will also evaluate potential drug candidates in diverse in vitro and in vivo assays to obtain deep mechanistic insights into ER stress biology.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, development and execution of in vivo efficacy and mechanism of action studies to be used in the evaluation of potential drug candidates
  • Hypothesis generation and testing strategy including selection of appropriate immuno-oncology models
  • Identify, evaluate and implement new technologies to enhance in-house assay capabilities
Job Requirements
  • PhD or equivalent with at least 3+ years post-doctoral training or work experience in Immunology, Oncology, or related research
  • Expertise in Immuno-oncology research including significant experience (> 2 years) with syngeneic tumor models including immunophenotyping of tumors required; experience with dosing animals preferred; knowledge of ER stress biology a plus
  • Expertise in multi-color flow cytometry execution and analysis to drive hypothesis generation and testing

To apply, click here and for more information, contact Mark Kaplan, Director of Translational Sciences mkaplan@quentistx.com

Risk Assessment Boot Camp
Sign up for a 2-day boot camp on January 10 and 11 on Risk Assessment in the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute at Rutgers. Topics will include risk analysis, systematic review, data quality, weight of evidence, hazard identification, susceptible populations, exposure pathways, point-of-departure, reference values, and more. Case studies and hands-on exercises will provide real world scenarios for application of content. There is not cost to participate. To learn more see attached flyer and to register, click here.

Young Scientist Communicating Science Series
Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a video series produced by iBiology that features young scientists giving talks about their research and discoveries. It is a great opportunity for graduate students and postdocs interested in science communication and in sharing their work with an international audience of students, scientists, and educators. The YSS is a collaboration betwee the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and iBiology.

More information about the 2019 YSS and application details can be found here. Applications are open until December 17, 2018. To watch the videos of the Young Scientist Seminars please click here.

Job postings for PhDs
Click here to see the BioNJ jobs board for iJOBS trainees.

October 2018

Congrats and thank you to Phase 2 alumni Eileen Oni who has a whole article about her in the AAAS Science Newsletter and gave a shout out to iJOBS! She is currently a Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the NSF. Eileen was also one of the founders of the iJOBS Blog!

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Andrew Petryna on How States Voted on Science in 2016 and by Paulina Krzyszczyk on our Phase 2 iJOBS alum, Chris Lowe and how iJOBS helped him in his first position after defending at Shire as a Senior Upstream Development Engineer.

Two Jobs at Wolfe Laboratories as Associate Scientist/Scientist
Wolfe Laboratories LLC., a subsidiary of Pace Analytical Life Sciences, is a premier Contract Research and Development Organization located in Woburn, MA, providing pharmaceutical development services for small molecules, biologics, oligonucleotide therapeutics, and other biopharmaceutical drug candidates.

We are currently seeking Scientists to support the rapid growth of our organization. As key members of the Pharmaceutical Development team these roles will require high-performing individuals who can design and execute studies supporting the pharmaceutical development of small molecule drugs. We are looking for individuals with a solid understanding of the analysis and/or formulation of pharmaceutical products as well a good working knowledge of the drug development process. These positions are critical in the operations of the organization and for the management of client drug development projects.

First position: Small Molecule Product Development
An ideal candidate would specialize and possess the skills to work in one or more of the following areas:

  • Ph.D. in Pharmacy, pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, chemical engineering or closely related discipline. Scientist-level candidates will require at least 2 years of post-doctoral or industrial experience.
  • Understanding of drug development from the post discovery phase to the initial clinical trials phase
Analytical Chemistry:
  • Develop methods to characterize and understand the pharmaceutical properties (physicochemical and biopharmaceutical) of drug substances and formulations.
  • In-depth understanding of HPLC and other chromatographic separations including the ability develop separation methodologies and understanding of method validation following FDA/ICH guidance
  • Understanding of physical characterization of small molecule drugs, including particle size analysis, DSC, TGA and XRPD
  • Experience in a variety of other analytical and spectroscopic techniques including Karl Fischer titration, UV-Vis, IR/NIR, fluorescence, capillary electrophoresis, and dissolution
  • Working knowledge of mass spectroscopy including TOF and LC-MS is a plus
Formulation Development:
  • Design and conduct pre-formulation and formulation studies for the development of efficacious and stable parenteral, solid oral, ophthalmic, and other dosage forms
  • Understanding of drug degradation processes and formulation approaches to prevent product degradation
  • Experience with formulation processes including milling, preparation of solutions/suspensions, spray drying, lyophilization, tableting/coating, and capsule filling.
General Responsibilities:
  • Will work as a member of cross-functional teams, with a large degree of independence representing own area of expertise. Execute and oversee specialized analytical testing and generation of technical documents. Assess and report data with a clear understanding of its reliability, interpret findings, and draw authoritative conclusions and recommendations so that their significance can be appreciated
  • Interface with clients to develop an in depth understanding of client objectives and define solutions to meet their program requirements by writing persuasive proposals for the projects. Regularly interact with clients to keep them abreast of project progress. Will present information for discussion at project teams. Will be expected to influence colleagues/clients in other areas/functions and/or in external groups. Write and review interim and final reports
  • Maintain a strong awareness of FDA and other regulatory requirements in the area of pharmaceutical product development. Stay up to date with current scientific literature, particularly in the area of drug substance and drug product characterization, and actively apply new concepts as appropriate
  • Apply technical knowledge to the company improvement projects and the evaluation of new technology/processes. Collaborate with specialist scientific and/or technology teams
Second position: Biopharm
An ideal candidate would specialize and possess the skills to work in one or more of the following areas:
  • Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry, chemical biology, organic chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, chemical engineering or closely related discipline
  • Understanding of drug development from the post discovery phase to the initial clinical trials phase
  • Background using HPLC, LC-MS, UV-Vis, fluorescence, CD, CE, DLS and other analytical techniques
Analytical Chemistry:
  • Develop methods to characterize and understand the pharmaceutical properties (physicochemical and biopharmaceutical) of drug substances and formulations.
  • In depth understanding of LC including the ability to develop HPLC and UPLC separation methodologies
  • Experience in a variety of analytical and spectroscopic techniques including UV-Vis, fluorescence, CD, CE, DLS, DSC, TGA, SEC-MALS
  • Working knowledge of LC-MS including quantitative analysis of small molecules in biorelevant fluids and biotherapeutic characterization
Biopharmaceutical Development:
  • Evaluate the chemical, physical, and biophysical properties of molecules including peptides, proteins, bioconjugates relevant to biopharmaceutic drug development
  • Develop analytical and biophysical methods to characterize product variants
  • Design and perform experiments to determine the stability in prototype formulations, to detect and identify the decomposition products, and to achieve formulations with acceptable shelf-life
Nucleic acids/Oligonucleotides:
  • Develop and execute analytical methods for content and purity including IP-RP-LC, AEX-LC, LC-MS, CE, UV-Vis, fluorescence, etc. to characterize oligonucleotide therapeutics
  • Develop stabilizing formulations for the efficient delivery of oligonucleotide drug candidates (siRNA, RNA, DNA, etc.).
  • Experience with formulation and characterization of lipid nanoparticles and other polymeric and lipid delivery systems is a plus
General Responsibilities:
  • Execute and oversee specialized analytical testing and generation of technical documents
  • Collect, assess and report data with a clear understanding of its reliability, interpret findings, and draw authoritative conclusions and recommendations so that their significance can be appreciated
  • Regularly interact with clients to keep them abreast of project progress
  • Interface with clients to develop an in-depth understanding of client objectives and define solutions to meet their program requirements by writing persuasive proposals for projects
  • Write and review interim and final reports
  • Maintain a strong awareness of current scientific literature, particularly in the area of drug substance and drug product characterization, and actively apply new concepts as appropriate
  • Apply technical knowledge to the company improvement projects and the evaluation of new technology/processes. Collaborate with specialist scientific and/or technology teams
  • Will work as a member of cross-functional teams, with a large degree of independence representing own area of expertise
See attached (Small Molecule position and Biopharm position) for more details. Contact Jill Wilson, Jill.Wilson@wolfelabs.com, Technical Recruiter 781-305-4940 Ext. 102.

19 Presidential Way, Woburn, MA 01801 https://www.pacelifesciences.com

Summer Internship at Merck in Transporter and IVT Group, Preclinical

  • Transporter selectivity: confirming whether dabigatran etexilate (DE) and parent dabigatran are substrates of other major drug transporters
  • Refine the previously established DE in vitro P-glycoprotein inhibition protocol and assay conditions
  • Determine IC50 for 8-10 P-gp inhibitors, evaluate IVIVC and compare with IC50s reported in the literature
  • Explore the feasibility of determining the Km value of DE in P-gp transfected cells

Internship Timeframe: Mid May/Early June – Mid-August, 2019 (approx. 9-12 weeks)
Contact: Please send your CV to Xiaoyan Chu (xiaoyan_chu@merck.com). Please see attached flyer. Deadline to apply Oct 26.

Yale Ciencia Academy for Professional Development
Apply to the Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) for Professional Development, an NIH-funded (1R25GM114000) initiative that connects doctoral students in biological, biomedical or behavioral research, with a network of diverse mentors, professional contacts, and role models who can help expand their opportunities for mentoring, peer support, networking, outreach, and professional growth and advancement.

  • Attend the AAAS 2019 Conference, all expenses paid
  • Chat with with amazing scientific role models (e.g. Daniel Colón-Ramos, Ron Vale, Luis Montaner, Cynthia Furhmann, Chris Pfund) committed to sharing their insights and advice
  • Develop communication, networking and leadership skills
  • Become part of a supportive peer community
  • Receive feedback on your Individual Development Plan
  • Contribute to your community through science outreach
The application period closes November 2, 2018, and the program runs from January to December 2019.Application requirements, selection criteria, FAQs, and the application form can be accessed via this link. See attached flyer for additional details.

Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute Open House
Research Expo and Networking event. This event will feature the capabilities and expertise at the Institute, as well as provide the updates on exciting new initiatives by the Institute. A poster showcase will feature the Discovery Informatics Institute research collaborations. Keynote Speaker: Sanjay Padhi, PhD, Principal, Amazon Web Services Global Scientific Computing

Event details can be found here. Thursday Oct 25 from 9:30am-2pm, Busch Student Center Register Now! Get More Information

InterSECT Job Simulations
InterSECT is an online platform that allows PhD-level scientists and humanists, regardless of professional stage, to explore future career options. Our goal is to provide true-to-life job simulation exercises that help individuals consider the following questions:

  • What are my professional interests and skills?
  • How do my interests and skills translate to potential careers?
  • What are my career options?
  • Which careers haven’t I considered?
InterSECT engages with an individual’s interests and extrapolates these interests to positions in actual professional settings in industry, academia, and government sectors. While the simulations do not evaluate an individual’s performance on the task, they offer insight into the specific, real-life duties of varying career paths. By completing job simulations you can consider which careers are of interest to you and utilize provided resources to explore future courses of action by following up with professionals in the career field.

After completing a job simulation exercise, you will be able to determine if you would like to further pursue the career field before committing energy and time to an internship or additional training. The simulations are not meant to replace an internship or externship experience or a formal course, but to give you an idea of what kind of experience you want to invest in next. To try a few sims, click here.

October 2018

Jobs as Medical Writers
Medval Scientific Information Services and PharmaWrite Medical Communications are sister medical communications companies located in Princeton NJ. Our offices in Princeton house approximately 65% of their staff. The remainder works remotely. They are privately owned and foster a great working environment. They are a growing company, having added 4 medical writers in the last 14 months. The majority of their staff has been with then at least 10 years. They are currently recruiting for senior and associate medical writers to work in their Princeton offices or remotely.

  • Write scientific communications based on data and analysis of the therapeutic landscape
  • Participate in creation of publication plans for specific therapies
  • Work closely with top opinion leaders in their respective fields as authors to produce scientific content for peer-reviewed medical journals, abstracts, posters, and slide presentations
  • Produce scientific product monographs, slide kits, conference reports, and patient education materials
  • Some project management
  • MS, PharmD, MD, or PhD in life sciences or other significant experience along with a BA/BS
  • Prior medical writing experience in a medical communications agency is preferred
  • Strong written, verbal communication, and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organization skills
  • Knowledge of GPP3 and ICMJE as well as other best practices relative to medical writers
See complete job descriptions attached here and here.. Please submit a cover letter, expressing your interest in a position along with a copy of their CV to: Regina Spioch, Manager, Human Resources at rspioch@pwmcsci.com.

INSPIRE Postdoctoral Training Program (on behalf of Jianping Xu)

  • Are you interested in a career in teaching? Consider participating in the INSPIRE postdcot program. Learn more about it at the INSPIRE FALL RETREAT
  • Tuesday, October 16, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. CABM 010, Busch Campus
  • Lunch provided. Please register by October 16 by clicking here.
  • Retreat Highlights include:
    • 12:00-1:00 pm : Lunch and informal Q&A/
    • 1:00-1:40 pm: Eric Ho, Assistant Prof., Lafayette College (INSPIRE Alum) “How INSPIRE Supported my Successful Transition into an Academic Position.”
    • 3:00-3:40 pm: John Kerrigan, Rutgers Faculty “How I engage Rutgers Undergrads with Active Learning.”
  • Sponsored by: the NIH-funded INSPIRE* at Rutgers Postdoctoral Training Program (*IRACDA NJ/NY for Science Partnerships in Research & Education) and the Office of the Dean of RWJMS, Dr. Sherine Gabriel.

Full-time, temporary leave replacement teaching opportunity at Bard High School Early College in the Lower East Side of Manhattan (On behalf of Dr. Siska Brutsaert, Dean of Studies at Bard High School Early College-Manhattan)
Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) is a partnership between the NYCDOE and Bard College. We are a competitive screened school that is recognized as a national model of secondary education. Our students take college level courses when they are the equivalent of high school juniors and seniors and graduate with an AA degree from Bard College and a high school diploma.

We have a one semester, full time, leave replacement position to teach college level, Introductory Biology with Lab and a Cancer Biology elective. We are looking to fill this position immediately.Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and CV to Dr. Siska Brutsaert, Dean of Studies at sbrutsaert@bhsec.bard.edu. BHSEC is located at 525 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002.

Blockchain Technology in Healthcare and Life Sciences

  • Demystifying Blockchain – Hype or real opportunity
  • Date: Oct 24, 2018. Time: 5:30 to 9:00 pm
  • Venue: Palace of Asia (formerly PIND) 4591,New Jersey 27,Kingston
  • Details and link for event can be found by clicking here.
  • For students, the event tickets are at special discounted rate of $10.

The Ceceilyn Miller Institute for Leadership and Diversity in America (CMI)
CMI is one of America’s most innovative leadership and diversity training non-profit organizations. For information about their training programs, click here.

October 2018

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Shekerah Primus who is an iJOBS Phase 2 trainee taking a project management class at the Rutgers Business School. Click here to read about the class and what she is learning.

Personal Branding Workshop (on behalf of Dr. Itzamarie Chevere-Torres)
This workshop will focus on the significance of owning your personal brand and marketing it to the world and how to use your personal brand to advance your career. Social media strategies and tips will be shared to equip postdocs on how to use platforms such as, LinkedIn and Instagram to elevate both their brand and career.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Two locations:
9 A.M. to 11 A.M (Newark) Rosemary Gellene Room, Medical Science Building,
2 PM to 4 PM (New Brunswick) Busch Campus, Nelson Biology Lab D-406
Facilitator: Victoria Jenn Rodriguez, VJR Enterprises
Sponsored by: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Rutgers iJOBS program.
Click here to register by October 17.

Regeneron Postdoctoral Training Program

  • Up to four years of formal postdoctoral training in a program directed by an award winning educator
  • Exposure to the biotechnology industry’s most successful and innovative scientists
  • Weekly postdoctoral scientist meetings to foster scientific rigor, creative thinking, critical reasoning, and career advancement
  • A prestigious, well resourced, and highly driven industry environment
  • Encouragement of scholarly productivity such as publications and conference presentations
  • Opportunities to pursue your own cutting edge research ideas in almost any area of biomedicine, including human genetics
Applications accepted October 1 to December 1 for summer 2019 start. See attached flyer and click here for more information.

Insight Data Science Fellows Program
Insight is now accepting applications from graduating students for our fellowships in:

  • Data Science (for PhDs & Postdocs)
  • Health Data Science (for PhDs & Postdocs)
  • Data Engineering (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
  • Artificial Intelligence (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
  • Data Product Management (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
  • DevOps Engineering (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
  • 7 week, full-time training fellowship
  • Mentorship from leading industry data scientists, engineers & AI specialists
  • Join an active community of Insight alumni
  • Self-directed, project-based learning followed by interviews at top companies
  • Tuition-free with need-based scholarships and loans available to help cover living costs
  • Upcoming Application Deadline: October 22. Learn more & apply on our website.

ASPET Washington Fellows Program for Science Policy
The mission of the 2019 ASPET Washington Fellows Program is to provide developing and early career scientists the opportunity to learn about, and become more engaged in, public policy issues. The program is open to graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and researchers no more than four years past the completion of his/her postdoctoral training. Applicants must be members of ASPET in good standing. What do Fellows do?

  • Learn from ASPET staff how to develop and deliver key messages in support of increased funding for biomedical research
  • Meet with their congressional representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., with the help of ASPET, to deliver key messages and calls for increased science funding.
  • Learn how to write opinion editorials on science policy issues, and reach local news media in their home district or state.
The application deadline is: Friday, October 26, 2018. For complete program details and to apply, click here. Fellows will be selected by the ASPET Science Policy Committee. Applicants will be notified of their admission status by Friday, December 7.

October 2018

Congratulations to iJOBS SciPhD trainee Xiaowei Zang who got a job Merck as a Senior Scientist in the Quantitative Pharmacology & Pharmacometrics Group.

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Emily Kelly-Castro on how to survive graduate school and Huri Mucahit on how to stay focused.

PhD Position at Scientist in Protein Separation at Allergan

  • The Scientist (Biologics Separation Sciences and Mass-Spectrometry) will be responsible for development and validation of HPLC-based and mass-spectrometry based methods for the separation, qualification, and characterization of proteins and peptides.
  • Functions as a resource in the application of separation sciences (e.g. HPLC, UPLC, CE, cIEF) and mass-spectrometry (e.g. intact mass analysis, peptide mapping, post-translational modifications) to biological systems (i.e. proteins, peptides, protein mixtures).
  • Establishes strategies for the development of analytical methods to separate impurities and monitor purity and stability of biopharmaceuticals and protein reagents as well as development of analytical methods for mass-spectrometry based characterization of biopharmaceuticals and protein reagents.
  • Must ensure the work is performed in a timely manner and consistent with regulatory expectations.
  • Provides scientific leadership as an expert in separation sciences and mass-spectrometry of biologics.
  • Contributes to the establishment of strategies for the development of analytical methods to monitor purity and stability of biopharmaceuticals and protein reagents.
  • Additionally, the scientist is responsible for maintaining instruments and other applicable laboratory equipment/devices.
  • Represents Client at in-house team meetings and in external scientific and regulatory meetings.
  • Additional requirements: Must work with, and/or supervise staff handling potent neurotoxins and in-process samples that may contain toxin-expressing organisms.
  • Position requires individual to work with Select Agents.
  • Access to, and use of, select agents is covered by Federal policies.
  • Violation of, or failing to support the intent of, Select Agent policies, regulations, or laws can result in substantial fines and/or imprisonment, as well as civil monetary penalties and are considered grounds for dismissal.
Required Skills:
  • Strong analytical and instrument skills and a thorough understanding and working knowledge of analytical method development and validation with emphasis on separation sciences and mass-spectrometry based methods.
  • Familiarity with biophysical characterization methods is a plus.
  • This experience is generally acquired through a combination of appropriate education (Ph.D) and 0-4 years of applied experience.
  • Individuals with a MS degree and 6 or more years of applied experience may also qualify.
  • Extensive experience with a wide variety of separation sciences techniques (e.g. HPLC, UPLC, CE, cIEF) as well as mass-spectrometry based techniques (e.g. intact mass, peptide mapping, post-translational modifications) as applied to biopharmaceuticals and protein reagents.
  • Familiarity with various biophysical techniques (e.g. CD, AUC, DSC, ITC, fluorescence, UV, light scattering, subvisible particle analysis) is a plus.
  • Skilled in the application of scientific design principles and analytical methodologies to the problems associated with biologicals and/or biopharmaceutical development.
  • Excellent instrument skills including the use of the associated software.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Experience with performing characterization work for regulatory submissions and/or the development of methods for application within a QC environment is a plus.
  • Leadership skills sufficient to motivate and develop a small group to ensure maximal productivity and quality results.
  • A working knowledge of the requirements of working in a GLP or cGMP environment is helpful.
This 12+ month position starts ASAP.
Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Karen: karen@alphaconsulting.com

PhD Positions at the FDA
Note that for questions about these positions, please contact Rutgers alum Katie Sokolowski: Katie.Sokolowski@fda.hhs.gov

Pharmacologist at GS-14 (close 10/11/2018)

  • Reviews and evaluates study data and test results submitted in drug products applications, and makes regulatory decisions on the acceptability of the study and approvability of the applications.
  • Extends and modifies approaches, precedents and methods to solve a variety of pharmacokinetic and pharmacology problems with unprecedented and obscure aspects.
  • Provides leadership, guidance and regulatory expertise to address and solve complex regulatory issues consistent with technological developments or new scientific evidence and provides innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Serves as the program resource for information on current concepts in pharmacokinetics and pharmacology.
  • To learn more and apply, click here.
Interdisciplinary Scientist at GS-13 (close 10/17/2018)
  • Develop pharmaceutical Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations, guidance, and related quality policies impacting all drug types and operations regulated by FDA to assure the availability of high quality pharmaceuticals.
  • Prepare policies and programs governing application assessment and inspection activities that are aligned with existing laws and reflect an understanding of existing operational requirements and FDA practices.
  • Review and evaluate proposed and existing quality policies and programs to ensure manufacturing processes and related controls are scientifically sound and reflect risk-based considerations that address costs and benefits.
  • Collaborate with international counterparts in developing and defining FDA quality policies and programs.
  • Ensure that organizational strategic plan, mission, vision, and values are reflected in policy-making activities.
  • To learn more and apply, click here.
Interdisciplinary Scientist GS-14 (close 10/17/2018)
  • Develop pharmaceutical Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations, guidance, and related quality policies impacting all drug types and operations regulated by FDA to assure the availability of high quality pharmaceuticals.
  • Prepare policies and programs governing application assessment and inspection activities that are aligned with existing laws and reflect an understanding of existing operational requirements and practices.
  • Review and evaluate proposed and existing quality policies and programs to ensure manufacturing processes and related controls are scientifically sound and reflect risk-based considerations that address costs and benefits.
  • Develop strategies for and deliver briefings on regulatory, scientific, and/or legal issues in support of policy development activities.
  • Research and analyze policy issues or proposals and present options analysis to management.
  • Collaborate with international counterparts in developing and defining FDA quality policies and programs.
  • Ensure that organizational strategic plan, mission, vision, and values are reflected in policy-making activities.
  • For learn more and apply, click here.

Internships at the Scientista Foundation (unpaid)
The Scientista Foundation is an exciting new start up that empowers pre-professional women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) using media and online web platforms in innovative ways. We are the first organization to provide a centralized network and resources specifically targeted to the needs of college and graduate women in STEM on a national level.
There are a number of internships available in the communications area including blog editor and social media coordinator. Click here to see details. There is also an Editor-in-chief positions available. To see details on that position, click here.
Our goals include:

  1. Increasing the visibility of women in STEM
  2. Creating the largest network for college and graduate women in STEM
  3. Creating content and resources that empower women to pursue careers in STEM

Job in Biomedical Informatics at UPenn
The Castleman Disease Center at Penn (CDCP)--in partnership with the Division of Translational Medicine/Human Genetics and Institute for Biomedical Informatics--is currently searching for a talented, experienced, and highly-motivated data scientist/bioinformatician/computational biologist to analyze large-scale, multi-omics data to unlock novel insights and treatment targets for idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease (iMCD).
iMCD is a deadly and poorly-understood cytokine-storm disorder at the intersection of autoimmunity and oncology. The CDCP is laser focused on elucidating the etiology, dysregulated cell types, signaling pathways, driver cytokines, and novel treatments for idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease. We have a ton of data (WES, WGS, scRNAseq, T/B cell repertoire profiling, flow/CyTOF, proteomics) that are waiting to be analyzed and that we plan to generate in the near term. MS or PhD required; immunology experience preferred.
See full position description here. For more information, contact David Fajgenbaum at UPenn.

Free online NIH course: Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR)

  • The course is free, self-paced and online.
  • Registration opens on October 1, 2018.
  • The course begins October 1, 2018 and ends on June 30, 2019.
  • The final exam will be available on the course website starting November 15, 2018 and closing on June 30, 2019 (exact times will be posted to our website).
  • Participants who complete the final exam and score at least 75% will receive a certificate of completion.
For additional information on the course, please visit the IPPCR general information website or email Rebecca Hwang, the course coordinator at IPPCR2@mail.nih.gov.

September 2018

Congratulations to iJOBS SciPhD trainees Srilatha Simhadri who got a job as a Research Scientist at The Genesis Biotechnology Group.

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Jennifer Casiano-Matos about lessons she learned from her internship in industry.

Tech Transfer Internship at Rutgers Office of Research Commercialization
The Office of Research Commercialization is pleased to announce its internship program where postdoctoral trainees and senior graduate students interested in pursuing alternative careers in Intellectual Property Law, Business Development, and/or Academic Technology Transfer are invited to apply to the internship program.
Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 semesters commitment to the program
  • Ability to dedicate 5‐10 hours/week ‐‐ 2‐3 hours to be spent in our office (33 Knightsbridge Road, Piscatway), and 3-7 hours to be spent carrying out research remotely
  • Approval of your PI or Advisor (see attached)

In order to be considered for the program, please fill out the attached form and send to the ORC along with your CV and a brief statement on the nature of your interest by e‐mail to yong.zhang@rutgers.edu by September 28, 2018. Applications will be reviewed and interviews may be conducted as needed. The program will begin Friday, October 5, 2018 at 2:30pm See attached flyer for details.

Presentation about Jobs at Wuxi Apptec
Tuesday September 25 from 4:30-6pm in Busch Student Center 120ABC. To register, click here.

  • Future leadership Program ( Biotech Manufacturing or Project Management)
  • R&D scientific roles (Senior/Principal Scientist on Formulation, Process Development( upstream/downstream), Process Engineer, Bioanalysis, Molecular Biology, Immunology& Oncology, Lab Technician, Quality…)
  • Clinical roles ( Biostatistician, CRA…)

Summer Internship at Merck in Transporter and IVT Group, Preclinical

  • Transporter selectivity: confirming whether dabigatran etexilate (DE) and parent dabigatran are substrates of other major drug transporters
  • Refine the previously established DE in vitro P-glycoprotein inhibition protocol and assay conditions
  • Refine the previously established DE in vitro P-glycoprotein inhibition protocol and assay conditions
  • Explore the feasibility of determining the Km value of DE in P-gp transfected cells

Internship Timeframe: Mid May/Early June – Mid-August, 2019 (approx. 9-12 weeks)
Contact: Please send your CV to Xiaoyan Chu (xiaoyan_chu@merck.com). Please see attached flyer.

New Jersey Academic Drug Discovery Consortium
The New Jersey Academic Drug Discovery Consortium is hosting its 2nd annual meeting at Rutgers University this year. The conference is taking place on Thursday, November 15 at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.

  • Keynote by Dr. Donald C. Lo from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
  • Case studies by Dr. Troy Messick of the Wistar Institute and Dr. Scott Kachlany of Rutgers University
  • Dr. Bob DeVita, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Dr. Krishnan Viswandham, vice president, BD & Global Alliances, Celgene Corporation

Poster Presentations: We are accepting poster submissions (poster size: landscape 36 in x 24 in). Submit abstracts for consideration here, or for questions email Troy Messick (tmessick@wistar.org). To register and for more information, click here.

Online course from the NIH on Principles of Clinical Pharmacology

  • The course is free, self-paced and online.
  • New NIH Principles of Clinical Pharmacology website
  • The course begins October 1, 2018 and ends on June 30, 2019.
  • Registration will also open on October 1, 2018.
  • The final exam will be available starting on October 1, 2018.
  • Participants who complete the final exam and score at least 75% will receive a certificate of completion

For additional information on the course, please visit the PCP general information website or email Rebecca Hwang, the course coordinator at cc-od_clinp@mail.cc.nih.gov.

Data Incubator Fellowship
The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session. Locations: In addition to the in-person locations in NYC we will have a remote online session. Dates: All sections will be from 2019-01-07 to 2019-03-01. Application Link, click here. Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

September 2018

Four PhD level job postings at Adello Biologics
Scientist III Bioassay, AR&DFor description and qualifications as well as how to apply, click here.
Principal Scientist, Biophysical Characterization
For description and qualifications as well as how to apply, click here.
Scientist II and III Biophysical Characterization AR&DFor description and qualifications as well as how to apply, click here.
Scientist II / Scientist III-Separation Sciences - AR&D For description and qualification as well as how to apply, click here.

PhD level Toxicology Jobs at Avon
Senior Toxicologist: We are currently seeking a Senior Toxicologist to join our Toxicology and Clinical Safety group which is part of our Product Safety & Integrity functional area. As Senior Toxicologist, you will be directly responsible for conducting raw ingredient and product risk assessments in support of Avon’s cosmetic, beauty, personal care, and nutritional businesses. Must be self-motivated, possess leadership qualities and able to independently organize work load and priorities to meet demands. Participation in Product Development project teams to provide guidance on safety strategy for supporting new products and technologies will be required. You will interact with various groups within Product Safety & Integrity, to ensure sufficient supporting data is developed to provide safety assurance. You will be expected to have a strong proficiency in toxicology and risk assessment. You will also be expected to be an effective communicator across the organization to provide clear recommendations on various safety issues to both scientific and non-scientific audiences. Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in Toxicology or a related discipline and at least 3 years of experience in the consumer products, drug, food or chemical industry. The ideal candidate should possess the ability to make decisions independently and assess when escalation is appropriate. Excellent team and interpersonal skills is a must. Strong computer experience is essential. The candidate must exhibit attention to detail and excellent written and oral communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills. The candidate must be flexible with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced highly matrixed environment while meeting established deadlines.

Toxicologist II: We are currently seeking a Toxicologist II to join our Product Safety & Integrity Department. As a Toxicologist you will be directly responsible for conducting raw ingredient and product risk assessments in support of Avon’s cosmetic, OTC drug, nutritional, non-beauty and insect repellant businesses. The candidate must be self-motivated, possess leadership qualities and able to independently organize their work load and priorities to meet demands. You will participate in Product Development project teams to provide guidance on safety strategy for supporting new products and technologies. In addition, you will interact with various groups within Product Safety & Integrity, to ensure sufficient supporting data is developed to provide safety assurance. The individual in this role will be expected to develop a strong proficiency in all aspects of toxicology and risk assessment. You will also be expected to be an effective communicator across the organization to provide clear recommendations on various safety issues to both scientific and non-scientific audiences. Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in toxicology or a related discipline plus 0-3 years of experience in the consumer products, drug, food or chemical industry. The ideal candidate should possess the ability to make decisions independently and assess when escalation is appropriate. Excellent team and interpersonal skills is a must. Strong computer experience is highly preferred. The candidate must exhibit attention to detail and excellent written and oral communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills. The candidate must be flexible with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced highly matrixed environment while meeting established deadlines.

Candidates may apply online on our Career Site or email their resumes Jean Baker, Senior Manager, Global Talent Acquisition at jean.baker@avon.com

The Digital Health Disruption: How it Enhances Patient Care
Sep 27 from 5:30-8:30pm
Digital health disruption is evolving the role of the patient in the health care industry. A panel of innovative healthcare and industry leaders will share their perspectives on how digital healthcare is revolutionizing patient identification, engagement, access, and outcomes. Explore how digital tools for patient participation, real world data, and artificial intelligence are impacting patient contribution to drug development, from basic and clinical research through commercialization.
For more information and to register, click here.

Information Session on Medical Communications Jobs at Healthcare Consultancy Group
We would like to invite you to attend an in-house information session at Healthcare Consultancy Group. We are recruiting for our scientific teams across our US offices as Medical & Scientific Associates. We are looking to engage with students who have completed and are completing their PhD/Post-Doctoral programs! In this reception event, you will get the chance to network with senior leaders within our agencies. See attached flyer.
To RSVP by October 1st 2018 - Please follow the below instructions:

  • Please dtalavera@hcg-int.com to confirm your attendance – deadline is Monday October 1st
  • Attach your most recent resume with the best contact number and email address
  • Please note – travel to the event will not be provided

Writing a Killer Faculty Application Workshop (on behalf of Dr. Ronke Olabisi)
For those in the Biomedical Engineering or related fields pursuing an academic career in the USA, Rutgers University will offer a workshop on November 8 & 9 on how to write the faculty application. You need to apply to be chosen to participate. Lodging and meals will be provided; the participant needs to cover his/her own transportation to and from Rutgers. For more information, click here

Support for Early Career Women in STEM
Scientista Foundation advocates and support early career women in STEM. Every year the foundation holds a symposium. This year the symposium that will take place in Boston in March 29-31,2019. See attached packet that describes the symposium and the link to the foundation website.

September 2018

Job as Association Scientist/Scientist Target Discovery at RegenXBio in Maryland
They are studying gene therapy using AAV. Their R&D department is very new and they are looking for a lot of scientists in the upcoming months with diverse backgrounds. Their job site is here. Samantha Yost (samyost@scarletmail.rutgers.edu) who is an iJOBS alum works there and highlights an Associate Scientist/Scientist, Target Discovery position which is for PhDs with 0-3 years experience. Please click here to read job posting and contact Samantha for more info.

Scientist II Bioassay Biosimilar development, Adello Biologics
The Scientist III Bioassay will be responsible for phase specific analytical method development and sample testing required for functional characterization of biologics through various phases of biosimilar development. Additional responsibilities include support of method transfer to QC laboratories and liaising with CRO laboratories. Techniques employed include but are not limited to cell based assays, ELISA and SPR binding assays. Experience with flow-cytometry and BLI binding assays is a plus. The candidate must have experience authoring SOPs and technical reports. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, well-organized, and detail-oriented scientist who can work effectively in a fast-paced and multi-disciplinary environment.

  • Development of bioassays for characterization and product release: binding, potency, effector function assays, downstream signaling, reverse-signaling, etc
  • Support sample testing as necessary for various stages of biosimilar development
  • Elucidation of structure/function relationships for biologic therapeutics
  • Transfer of analytical methodologies to other laboratories
  • Maintain a detailed and well-organized record of all laboratory activities
  • Author SOPs and technical reports
  • Participate and/or lead cross-functional project teams
  • Represent the company in discussions with external parties as needed
  • Participate in lab maintenance activities as needed
  • Strong experience in analytical method development and validation
  • Firm understanding of cellular pathways and mechanisms of drug action
  • Familiar with ICH guidelines and USP/EP pharmacopeia requirements
  • A strong theoretical understanding and experience in protein chemistry
  • Experience with MS office tool is required
  • Experience with DOE software and statistical data analysis is a plus
  • Strong communication and technical writing skills
  • Ph.D. with 5 – 8 years, OR, M.S. with 10 years, OR B.S. with 15 years of experience in Life Sciences fields such as Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or a related field

The Contract Research Laboratory Career: Boundless Opportunities to Make an Impact In the Lives of Others (on behalf of Dr Lauren Aleksunes)
Speaker: Dr. Douglas Learn. The Contract Research Laboratory (CRO) has always been an integral part of the drug discovery, development and safety assessment, providing specialized services and support to the pharmaceutical, chemical and consumer care industries. With the streamlining and ‘leaning out’ of these industries, expertise that once resided in these industries is now centered in the CRO as they now serve as a development partner with industries, not just as a service provider. This seminar, designed as an interactive discussion with the audience, will explore the role of the CRO in the drug discovery, development and safety assessment industry and the satisfying career opportunities that the CRO industry can provide.
Friday Sept 21st 12 pm in EOHSI C. To attend please sign up (and vote on lunch selection) here by Sep 16th.

ORISE DOD Virtual Career Fair
Registration is now open for the L.I.V.E. ORISE Department of Defense Sponsors Virtual Career Fair taking place on Wednesday, September 19th from 11 a.m. EST - 3:00 p.m. EST. During L.I.V.E., you can interact with DOD Scientists, ORISE recruiters, explore program booths and learn about the ORISE experience.
You can register today by clicking here.
Below are the ORISE DOD programs that will be represented by mentors at the career fair:

  • US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD)
  • US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Disease (USAMRIID)
  • US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL)
  • US Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (USARIEM)
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
  • US Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
  • US Army Corps of Engineers - Environmental Lab (USACE-EL)

European Patent Office presentation on ‘Computer Implemented Inventions
Date: October 2, 2018 5PM
Location: Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship, Kean University,
NJCSTM Building, 1075 Morris Av, Union, NJ
Registration: FREE. Click here. See attached flyers.

September 2018

Congratulations to iJOBS participant Shilpy Joshi who got a job as a Senior Scientist at Janssen!

Four PhD level job postings at Adello Biologics
For all of these positions, please contact Sarah Holmes-Klotz sarah.holmes-klotz@adellobio.com Senior Director of Human Resources at Adello and let her know that you found out about the position through iJOBS. Please attach a cover letter and resume to your email to her.
1) Principal Scientist AR&D - Mass Spec. The successful candidate will be responsible for development innovative analytical methods to test biological drug substances and drug products, the planning and execution of studies to support formulation development and manufacturing process development, analytical similarity studies, and release/stability testing using LC-MS-based detection. The incumbent must have the experience working in authoring SOPs and technical reports suitable for review by health authorities and mentoring other scientists. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, well-organized, detailed-orientated scientist with the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and multi-disciplinary environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate and lead in technology development and implementation by exploring novel concepts and innovative workflows to expand the group’s mAb analytical capabilities
  • Participate in all phases of mass spectrometry laboratory operations including technology evaluations, the development of sample preparation and separation methods, data analysis, interpretation, reporting and follow up discussions with the project teams on utilizing the data in appropriate decision making.
  • Application of regulatory guidance for assay development, data analysis, and biosimilarity testing.
  • Development of bioassays for characterization and product release: binding, potency, effector function, downstream signaling, reverse-signaling, etc.
  • Support drug substance and drug product manufacturing process development
  • Transfer of analytical methodologies to other laboratories.
  • Participate and/or lead cross-functional project teams.
  • Author reports suitable to support regulatory filings and responses to inquiries from regulatory authorities.
  • Represent the company in discussions with external parties (conferences, regulatory meetings, CROs/CMOs, business partners)
PREREQUISITES
  • Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry with 10+ year’s relevant industrial experience.
EXPERIENCE
  • Familiar with ICH guidelines and USP/EP pharmacopeia requirements
  • A strong theoretical understanding and experience in protein chemistry
  • Expertise in development, characterization, and implementation of biomarker assays based on quantitative protein mass spectrometry for drug development.
  • Experience and knowledge in operation of modern triple quadrupole and ion trap/orbitrap mass spectrometers and associated control and data analysis software systems.
  • Knowledge and application of complex sample preparation methodologies as applied to quantitative protein mass spectrometry workflows.
2) Principal Scientist Biophysical Characterization will be responsible for the development, qualification, verification and technical transfer of characterization methods routinely performed during biologics development. Methodologies include but are not limited to DSC, CD, FT-IR, MFI, AUC, HPLC and mass spectrometry. He/ she will be the technical expert in physico-chemical properties of proteins and responsible for planning, designing, and executing through multiple stages of development. In addition, he/ she will actively train and mentor junior scientists.

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Practical knowledge of methodologies such as DSC, CD, FT-IR, NMR, AUC, DLS/ MALLS, Fluorescence spectroscopy is required.
  • This individual should have demonstrated fundamental knowledge of protein structure and degradation mechanisms including chemical stability, physical stability, interactions with common excipients etc.
  • Strong command over data analysis and fitting of various kinetic and thermodynamic models.
  • Understanding of ICH requirements in relation to characterization method development, qualification & verification.
  • Prior experience in authoring relevant sections of regulatory dossiers and addressing health authority questions.
  • Good conceptual, analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills – must be detail-oriented, and able to work independently and in teams.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to interface effectively with functional groups.
  • Highly motivated, self-driven individual, well-organized with record-keeping, and adaptable to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Additional experience with aggregate characterization and sub-visible particle analysis (HIAC, MFI) and mass spectrometry is desirable.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Lead efforts related to method development, qualification and validation, including preparation and review of protocols, SOPs and reports.
  • Lead the sample analysis for similarity assessment, formulation and process development, CQA assessment, stability studies, and forced degradation studies.
  • She/he will be responsible for planning, execution, analysis, and reporting of experiments related to the development of primary, secondary, tertiary and higher order structure characterization techniques.
  • Internal expert on data interpretation, applications, instrumentation and trouble shooting.
  • Analyze, summarize, and present experimental results
  • As a member of multidisciplinary project team, this individual will work closely with internal and external collaborators, CRO’s, in academia and industry.
  • Train and mentor junior scientists
  • Maintain accurate data records and documentation
3) The Scientist II / Scientist III Separation Sciences AR&D position is a regular full-time position at Adello Biologics. The position is located in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide guidance to team members with respect to HPLC/UPLC troubleshooting, method development, method validation, etc.
  • Ensure adherence to highest quality and efficiency standards in laboratory operations (cGLP, cGMP)
  • Develop, optimize and validate new chromatography methods using literature references and scientific principles.
  • Implement and when necessary, optimize compendial test methods.
  • Independently write experiment summaries, development reports, technical reports, operation and test method procedure documents, and review documents comprising, but not limited to batch records, standard operating procedures, standard test methods, validation protocols and reports, etc.
  • Foster morale and teamwork
PREREQUISITES:
Education/Experience:
  • Minimum B.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry, Biophysical/biochemical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences with 8-12 years industry experience or Master’s Degree in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology with 6-10 years industry experience or Ph.D in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology with 2-5 years’ experience.
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
  • Experience with a wide variety of peptide mapping, HPLC and UPLC techniques including RPLC, SEC, HIC, IEX, at a minimum
  • Experience in the isolation and enrichment of product- and process-related impurities
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills
  • Experience in method development, as well as method qualification/verification/validation in a GLP/GMP environment
  • Ability to multitask technical responsibilities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment is required
  • Proficiency with the following software is required: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Experience with Empower and/or ChemStation HPLC software programs is required.
  • Experience with any or all of the following is considered advantageous: spectroscopy (UV-Vis, CD, and fluorescence), mass spectrometry, DOE software, strong knowledge of statistics.
4) Scientist III- Biophysical Characterization - AR&D. We are seeking candidates interested in contributing to a bourgeoning field that has the potential to help millions of patients. As a growing company, Adello Biologics offers real development opportunities for candidates excited to take on responsibility, make an immediate impact and help us achieve our vision. As part of a close knit team, you’ll have the opportunity to work in a unique, high science industry while expanding your career. We are seeking a Scientist III-AR&D to be based out of our HQ in Piscataway, NJ.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES::
  • Provide guidance to team members with respect to HPLC/UPLC troubleshooting, method development, method validation, etc.
  • Ensure adherence to highest quality and efficiency standards in laboratory operations (cGLP, cGMP)
  • Develop, optimize and validate new chromatography methods using literature references and scientific principles.
  • Implement and when necessary, optimize compendial test methods.
  • Independently write experiment summaries, development reports, technical reports, operation and test method procedure documents, and review documents comprising, but not limited to batch records, standard operating procedures, standard test methods, validation protocols and reports, etc.
  • Foster morale and teamwork
PREREQUISITES:
Education:
  • Minimum B.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry, Biophysical/biochemical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences with 12 years industry experience
  • Or Master’s Degree in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology with 10 years industry experience
  • Or Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology with 5-8 years’ experience.
Experience:
  • Experience with a wide variety of peptide mapping, HPLC and UPLC techniques including RPLC, SEC, HIC, IEX, at a minimum
  • Experience in the isolation and enrichment of product- and process-related impurities
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills
  • Experience in method development, as well as method qualification/verification/validation in a GLP/GMP environment
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
  • Ability to multitask technical responsibilities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment is required
  • Proficiency with the following software is required: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

August 2018

Congratulations to Tim Russnak who got a job at WuXi AppTec, at the Xenobiotic Laboratories division in Plainsboro, as an Associate Scientist III in the large molecule analytical group.

Job as Scientist I at Admera Health
Job Description: Independently perform research service projects and ensure successful delivery. Take lead in workflow troubleshooting, Develop new workflows and take lead in improving current workflows, Train new associate scientists and scientists on laboratory workflows – documentation, benchwork, maintenance, Independently generate project reports and communicate with relevant customers, when necessary, Detailed recordkeeping of project progress, procedures, deviations from standard protocols, Collaborate within the group as well as across departments, Strictly follow SOPs while complying with all CLIA/CAP regulations

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biological Scientist preferred or M.S. in Biological Sciences plus 6+ years of relevant laboratory experience required. Highly proficient in Molecular Biology principles and technologies including PCR, molecular cloning, and basic sequence analysis required. Experience in a CLIA/CAP environment preferred. Hands-on experience with Next Generation Sequencing platforms preferred. Experience with handling and processing customer samples preferred. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, To apply, click here

Jobs with HCG Consultancy Group in Medical Communications
Scientific Associate – Chameleon Communications, New York, NY /Iselin, New Jersey/Los Angeles, CA

Medical Associate – Health Science Communications, New York, NY

Medical Associate – The Scienomics Group, Stamford, CT/ San Francisco, CA

The companies of the Healthcare Consultancy Group (HCG) are always looking to meet talented people grounded in science, marketing, medicine, digital, creative and interactive communications. Our medical and scientific team, an incredibly accomplished group of PhDs and MDs, translate complex science into impactful and meaningful communications. In our company, you can utilize your advanced scientific knowledge to help develop sound, strategic, and insightful content for our clients. You will thrive with us because you will always be learning and we will work closely with you to guide your career growth. We currently have immediate opportunities in ALL of our offices! If you are interested in pursuing a career in medical communications, please email your resume to Denia Talavera, HR Manager at dtalavera@hcg-int.com

Scientist position at Ceglene
1. Assay development to support biomarker strategies for clinical trials 2. Develop in-vitro assays for evaluating mechanisms of drug resistance, drug differentiation and pharmacodynamic marker identification (develop resistant cell lines, make stable and conditional knock-downs and knock-ins, cellular trafficking studies) 3. Study the intracellular signaling networks and feedback mechanisms within pertinent cell types to assess mechanism of action and rationalize drug combination strategy. 4. Basic cellular assays (apoptosis, flow cytometry, proliferation) 5. Interface with bioinformaticians to analyze genomics data for understanding pathways of resistance and differentiation of Celgene drugs in development 6. Participate in translational team meetings to present data and provide interpretation 7. Analyze, interpret, and present experimental results. 8. Ensures that the Translational Development Department maintains current awareness in area of expertise, enhances the scientific credibility of Celgene through contributions to the scientific literature (publications/presentations), through extramural activities and scientifically related interactions with academics 9. Contributes to bringing new technologies in-house 10. Assumes responsibility for writing non-clinical pharmacology study reports, invention disclosures, and contribute to the writing of investigator brochures, IND applications, regulatory annual reports, and other regulatory documents when appropriate. If you are interested, contact hiring contact at Aerotek - Allison Thomas allthomas@aerotek.com.

Interested in Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property?
I-Corps is an NSF-funded program open to ALL Faculty, Staff, Students and recent Alum who have innovations they want to commercialize. This open house on Sept 13 from 4-6pm in the Life Science Building is a great way to learn more about the program, talk to past participants, network with the Rutgers innovation community and learn about the University’s Intellectual Property practices for Rutgers faculty, staff and students. A flyer is attached. NOTE: Cohort 3 of I-Corps@Rutgers will begin on Friday, Oct. 19th on Cook Campus and applications are now open. Click here to obtain a pdf of the application and to see a description of team roles. The New Jersey Academic Drug Discovery Consortium is hosting its 2nd annual meeting at Rutgers University this year. The conference is taking place on Thursday, November 15 at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. Poster submissions are being accepted. Submit poster abstract here or email Troy Messick (tmessick@wistar.org)
Keynote by Dr. Donald C. Lo from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
Case studies by Dr. Troy Messick of the Wistar Institute and Dr. Scott Kachlany of Rutgers University
Dr. Krishnan Viswandham, vice president, BD & Global Alliances, Celgene Corporation
Poster session
Networking opportunities
Register for the event HERE

Job board at BioNJ
Please click here to see recent job postings for fresh PhDs and postdocs.

August 2018

Congratulations to iJOBS SciPhD trainees Deanna DeVore who obtained a Biomedical Sciences teaching position at Passaic County Technical High School STEM Academy and Julia Olayanju who got a position as an Adjunct Professor of Genetics at Kean University. Also congrats to Communicating Science course participant Yuiqing (Anne) Yang who has a job at Johnson and Johnson Consumer division as a postdoctoral scientist.

Call for Bloggers for NIH BEST website
Your school’s BEST career development program is part of a national effort to help biomedical PhDs and postdocs prepare for a variety of career options. Only a handful of schools have programs like yours and we want to give others a taste of your experience. We are looking for new bloggers to write diary-style entries about the career development process to be published on the national NIH BEST website.

Audience: U.S. biomedical PhDs and postdocs. Time commitment: 1 blog/month for 6 months. The series will run from October - March. The blog will be posted publicly online. We would like to use your real name and photo, but you can be vague when it comes to others (who you networked with or where you are interning).

Content: You can see previous blogs postings at http://www.nihbest.org/phd-postdoctoral-scientists/phdpostdoc-blog/. You will write in a diary format to share your progress in reaching your career goals. For example, you might write about a career development speaker/workshop/course and how it impacted you; the struggle of writing to people asking for informational interviews; contacts that proved helpful; a career-related identity shift; a career interest that surprised you; balancing career development efforts with your lab work; awkward networking interactions; or anything else that happened that month in relation to career development.

If you are interested in sharing your career development process and gaining some writing experience, please send the following (in a narrative format) to laura.daniel@vanderbilt.edu by September 15, 2018. Name, School, Area of Expertise (i.e., pharmacology, bioinformatics, etc.), Your progress in the career development process. (i.e., 1st year Ph.D. just starting to explore careers, 5th year Ph.D. about to actively job hunt, or postdoc pursuing one career but exploring backup career options, etc.), Career interests. Depending on the response, we may request a short writing sample.

New Jersey BioPharma Networking Group event
NJ BioPharma Networking Group NJBPNG is back at Cuba Mia on Tuesday, August 21st from 6 - 9pm, 707 US-46, Parsippany, NJ 07054. NJ BioPharma Networking Group is a Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Life Sciences professionals group. They are an associated community across various biotech and pharma, medical device, diagnostic and nutraceutical companies as well as those at non-profits, research foundation and academic institutions. Register by clicking here

Science Policy and Advocacy at Rutgers
This Fall, a few graduate students from various departments are taking the lead on the formation of a new Graduate Student Organization called Science Policy and Advocacy at Rutgers (SPAR). This organization is for graduate students pursuing science, who may also be interested in how policy affects their science. We plan to hold events this Fall that help them meet new people, understand the role policy plays in science, and connect them to policymakers within the various fields! We're a non-partisan group of scientists who just want to do what we can to advocate for science and science-backed policy. It's a great way to get involved, make connections, and learn to communicate and advocate for your science, even if you are not headed into the policy/government sector post-graduation. If you are interested in joining SPAR, please fill out the survey linked on the attached flyer. We will be using your feedback to facilitate event planning for the upcoming academic year. There is also a link to the Facebook group if you are interested. If you wish to contact us directly, please email rutgersnspg@gmail.com

Senior Program Coordinator for Eagleton Institute of Politics
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Program Coordinator (SPC) for the Eagleton Institute of Politics. This position reports to the Director of Institutional Planning and External Affairs. The Senior Program Coordinator is responsible for developing the Institute’s nascent science/technology politics initiative – exploring how science, technology, and politics intersect; the political systems that connect them; and how deeper understanding and clearer communication within and across these disciplines can benefit policymakers, scientists, and the larger public.

  • Develops and manages a pilot science and technology fellowship program in New Jersey state government.
  • Coordinates the development and administration of program policies and planning documents.
  • Directs the day-to-day administration of the program, including planning, preparation, evaluation, communications, events, records, statistics, reports, and documents.
  • Administers the Institute’s ongoing Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop series for Rutgers graduate students, post-docs, and faculty.
  • Obtains external funding to maintain and build this highly promising initiative.
  • Identifies and pursues opportunities to expand the initiative, which may include developing a research agenda or producing academic content in this emerging, intersectional field (ex. identifying faculty resources for integrating political knowledge and democratic engagement into STEM disciplines, creating case studies or other co-curricular content for potential use by scientists and educators nationwide, and designing or stimulating courses related to science and technology politics).
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, or related field; Or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in program development, coordination, politics, or policy making.
  • Masters’ degree /Ph.D. preferred.
  • Professional experience in the NJ legislative or executive branch as well as demonstrated knowledge of or experience with issues related to the intersection of science and politics strongly preferred.
  • This position is appointed for 2 years.
  • Must be available to work some evenings and weekends.

Insight Data Fellows Programs
Insight is now accepting applications from graduating students for our fellowships in:
- Data Science (for PhDs & Postdocs)
- Health Data Science (for PhDs & Postdocs)
- Data Engineering (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
- Artificial Intelligence (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
- Data Product Management (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
- DevOps (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
- 7 week, full-time training fellowship
- Mentorship from leading industry data scientists, data engineers & AI specialists
- Join an active community of Insight alumni
- Self-directed, project-based learning followed by interviews at top companies
- Tuition-free with need-based scholarships and loans available to help cover living costs
Learn more & apply on their website
Questions? Email us at info@insightdatascience.com

Jobs in Business Development for gene editing services at Biocytogen
They are hiring PhD level employees for 3 different positions (see attached). Biocytogen was founded in 2008, with three affiliates in US and China. We are one of the global leaders in the production of genetically engineered animal models, preclinical in vivo efficacy studies and pharmacological services. We have developed two excellent platforms: 1) custom gene targeting service platform, which features our innovative CRISPR-based Extreme Genome Editing (EGE®) technology. EGE® technology increases large fragment knockin efficiency by 10-20 fold for multiple gene editing models including cell lines, rats, mice and other species at low cost. 2) Immuno-Oncology preclinical study platform, which is comprised of humanized immune checkpoint mouse models (e.g. B-hPD-1 mice) and immunodeficient animals with human immune system reconstruction (B-NDG mice). These models are very useful for in vivo efficacy studies that directly evaluate antibody and compound candidate drugs targeting specific human immune checkpoints at various stages of your drug development. Biocytogen has established a global customer network in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. We welcome you to join us to make a stronger and better Biocytogen!
See job descriptions and qualifications attached. For more information, contact James Jin james.jin@biocytogen.com

July 2018

Congratulations to iJOBS SciPhD trainee Vinam Puri who has internship in the Early Stage Formulation team at Nevakar, Inc. in Bridgewater, NJ. Congratulations to Cosmas Mwikirize who has an internship at Philips Research in the Ultrasound Imaging and Interventions division.

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Talia Planas about the Art of Communicating Science based on the class she took at Rutgers last spring

STEMPeers Conference for grad students and postdocs in NYC - On behalf of Dr. Itzamarie Chevere-Torres
STEMPeers 2018 conference will be held at NYU Langone Health on August 25th. This event is open to postdocs and Ph.D. Students and includes career panels and networking opportunity. This year the conference will be focused on science policy, diversity, industry postdoctoral programs, social entrepreneurship along with non-academic and academic job profiles. The panelists will represent organizations like Future of Reseach, SPARK Berlin, Merck, Nature, Cell, Regeneron, Biogen, Metabolon, Biolabs, AACR, Cancer Research Institute NYC, and several other organizations that would offer close interactions and networking opportunities for the attendees. The keynote speaker will be Gary McDowell from Future of Research. The deadline to register is August 23rd. Discounted rates for students and postdocs. See attached flyer for details.

Jobs in E Coli Protein Production at Evotec
Exotic is a CRO, with two major divisions Reagents and Assays. Currently they have multiple open positions in the Princeton location at different levels, requiring PhD/ master in the Ecoli/ insect expression and purification group. For more information, contact Joe Marino in HR Joe.Marino@evotec.com

Job as Research Scientist I at Caris Life Sciences in Phoenix, AZ
Research Scientists are responsible for designing and developing novel molecular diagnostic products in oncology. The incumbent will join a team of highly-skilled scientists and is expected to bring forth new ideas and ways of thinking in order to advance Caris’ leading edge research and development. See below if you are interested. Click here to apply and also contact Randy Ribaudo of SciPhD randall@sciphd.com for a referral.

  1. Design and conduct experiments, collect data and analyze results in support of department project development objectives
  2. Maintain laboratory records in accordance with company standards
  3. Assist with lab planning and equipment calibration and maintenance
  4. Assist in the preparation of scholarly articles for publication; present results of independent research; write reports/summaries for internal communications as well as patents and complete scientific papers for peer reviewed journals, publishing abstracts, manuscripts, or industry requirements
  5. Engage in continuous learning and skill development, including both scientific and laboratory technology education
  6. Assists as needed to perform other related duties and special projects as required.
  7. Accepts other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
  1. Creative and innovative researcher as evidenced by high quality publications
  2. Demonstrated success in initiating and leading new projects
  3. Strong molecular biology and/or proteomics background
  4. Advanced knowledge of bioinformatics or statistics is a plus
  5. Ability to independently solve or escalate problems appropriately and in a timely manner
  6. Willingness to challenge the status quo and to embrace thoughtful risk
  7. Strong team skills with an ability to work with other employees in a positive and constructive way
  8. Good business judgment
  9. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  10. Drive for Results (Service, Quality, and Continuous Improvement) – Ensure procedures and processes are in place that lead to delivery of quality results and continually reassess their effectiveness to achieve continuous improvement
  11. Communication – Proficient verbal and written communication skills; willingness to share and receive information and ideas from all levels of the organization in order to achieve the desired results
  12. Teamwork – Commitment to the successful achievement of team and organizational goals through a desire to participate with and help other members of the team
  13. Customer Service Focus – Demonstrate a focus on listening to and understanding client/customer needs and then delighting the client/customer by exceeding service and quality expectations
  14. Ph.D. in a biological science related to molecular biology or similar field required
  15. Three to five years productive post-graduate experience required as evidenced by high quality publication(s)
  16. Biopharma or diagnostics industry experience in cancer or related fields preferred

Job board at BioNJ
Please click here to see recent job postings for fresh PhDs and postdocs.

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:


July 2018

Congratulations to the following iJOBS Phase 2 trainees:

Chris Lowe got a job as a Senior Upstream Development Engineer at Shire Pharmaceuticals, Zhen Li got a job as a QC Scientist, Cell Therapy Bioanalytics CAR-T at Celgene, and Irene Raitman got a job as a Scientist in Cell Biology, Immunology and Oncology R&D at Celularity

Congratulations to iJOBS SciPhD trainees:

Ana Nunes got a postdoc at the Centre for Drug Research and Development in Vancouver, and Apoorva Halikere got an internship at HealthLogiX.

Congratulations to Srilatha Simhadri who has completed the Principles of Clinical Pharmacology and the Introduction to Principles and Practice of Clinical Research course at the NIH.

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Urmimala Basu who interviewed SciPhD alum Stephanie Veerasammy who is now a science writer and credits SciPhD for helping her prepare for her career and Vasiliki Kanta-Chhantzi who writes about the gender gap in publishing.

Graduate Research Organization for Biotechnology (GRO Biotech) Summer Networking Event
Thursday July 19, 2018 from 6-8pm
Network with your fellow biotech and biopharma enthusiasts as well as professionals working in industry while enjoying the drinks and views at the Riverpark Beer Garden at the Alexandria Center for Life Sciences. See attached flyer and register by clicking here.

BioPharma Networking Group New Jersey Meet Up
Join the NJBPNG team on July 24th at Stoney Brook Grille in Branchburg, NJ from 6-9pm. You can meet people from the following categories: Science/R&D/Academia, Recruiters/Staffing/HR, Corporate/Management/Legal/IT, and Sales/Marketing/Services. Register by clicking here.

Jobs with Healthcare Consultancy Group
Scientific Associate – Chameleon Communications, New York, NY /Iselin, New Jersey/Los Angeles, CA
Medical Associate – Health Science Communications, New York, NY
Medical Associate – The Scienomics Group, Stamford, CT/ San Francisco, CA
The companies of the Healthcare Consultancy Group (HCG) are always looking to meet talented people grounded in science, marketing, medicine, digital, creative and interactive communications. Our medical and scientific team, an incredibly accomplished group of PhDs and MDs, translate complex science into impactful and meaningful communications.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in medical communications, please email your resume to Denia Talavera, HR Manager at dtalavera@hcg-int.com

Postdoc in STEM Education Research
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in STEM education research in collaboration with the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior and the Physics Department at Cornell University. The successful candidate will participate in the evaluation and improvement of the Investigative Biology Laboratory course supported by a Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Innovative Teaching grant.
Job description: The successful candidate will take a leading role in the evaluation and improvement of the Investigative Biology Laboratory course, which is designed to introduce students to the processes of scientific investigation and to promote collaboration, communication, and literacy in science. The course is taught three times a year (fall, spring, summer) to 884 students per year. The project will work alongside an existing project to redesign and evaluate the introductory physics labs to similarly develop students’ scientific abilities and critical thinking skills. The successful candidate will work with co-PIs Dr. Mark Sarvary (in biology) and Dr. Natasha Holmes (in physics) and a growing team of discipline-based education researchers to evaluate the existing courses, and design and test improvements. A significant portion of the project will be devoted to developing training materials for instructors and teaching assistants (graduate and undergraduate).
Start date: By Fall 2018. The review of applications will begin on August 1., 2018.
Time commitment: Full time. Length of appointment: Annual contracts renewable up to 2 years
Preferred qualifications include any of the following:
• Ph.D. in biology education research, biology, or other STEM education research
• Experience with relevant literature and education research methods
• Experience with experimental biology also an asset
• Ability and desire to work collaboratively, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and also to work independently
• Project leadership, time management, communication, and writing skills
• Experience with curriculum development, teaching assistant training, or faculty development
• Enthusiasm to learn
To apply: Submit a CV, cover letter, a brief teaching and research statement including the candidate’s relevant background and interest in science education research and course assessment, and the names and email contacts of three professional references to Irena Horvatt (ith7@cornell.edu). In the subject line please use: “Biology-Physics Education Research Postdoc”.
Please also contact the PIs Dr. Sarvary (mas245@cornell.edu) or Dr. Holmes (ngh35@cornell.edu) with any questions.

Internship at Cell Press
The Press Office of Cell Press is offering a fall science writing internship for current graduate students or those who recently finished a graduate program. The program is designed to give you the full experience of being a press officer at a major publishing operation. You will also learn how a scientific paper goes from the laboratory to a story in a major media outlet, and you will have the opportunity to collaborate with other business teams, including marketing, commercial sales, editorial, and production. By the end of the internship, you will walk away with 20+ clips from press releases, blog posts, and social media experience.
Tasks will include:
Writing press releases about research published in Cell Press journals and acting as the press contact.
•Developing blog and marketing content.
•Developing and posting Cell Press social media content.
•Completing miscellaneous projects as assigned by Media Relations Manager.
•A capstone project to be determined by your interests.
At the end of the internship, you should add to your working knowledge of how to strategize, develop, and execute PR campaigns for various audience segments, write compelling PR content for the web, and measure and analyze campaign outcomes.
The ideal candidate for the internship will:
•Be studying for or have completed a Master’s in Public Relations, Journalism, Biology or Chemistry. A demonstrated interest in science is a plus.
•Have experience preparing and telling a science/health story (specifically pitching, conducting interviews, and writing pieces of journalism or public relations materials).
•Have proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
•Have work experience within an office environment.
•Be comfortable working alone as well as with a team, know how to juggle many time-sensitive tasks, be able to proactively seek information to complete a project, and be able to maintain a friendly attitude while dealing with the high number of requests received from journalists and institutions from around the world.
NOTE: Due to the competitive nature of the internship, you may be asked to take a writing test and provide the names of two references if you are a finalist.
Location: The Science Writing Intern reports to Media Relations Manager Joseph Caputo and works in the Elsevier office at 50 Hampshire Street, Floor 5, Cambridge, Massachusetts. No housing or relocation assistance. A laptop is provided. Timing: The internship is 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a work from home option on Wednesdays. Start date is flexible, but the internship lasts from September through December.
Compensation: $15/hr - Contractor
No permanent position is available at the end of the internship, although candidates will be considered for available positions/freelancing opportunities should they apply and performance/circumstances warrant it.
To apply by JULY 16, click here

Project coordinator at Big10 Academic Alliance to support programs and initiatives of the Graduate Deans Group
The Big Ten Academic Alliance is seeking to hire two project coordinators to join our dynamic team of professionals managing programs and projects sponsored by deans and other senior level stakeholders at our member universities. These individuals will be responsible for project/program implementation, management and oversight; communications; planning meetings and working as collegial team member. The primary responsibilities of one of the project coordinators will be to support the programs, initiatives and project groups of this group, including your collaborative recruitment and diversity programs. The primary responsibilities of the other project coordinator will be supporting the programs, initiatives and project groups of the Big Ten Academic Alliance Chief Information Officers, including those related to information technology security, accessibility, learning technologies, and professional development. Attached please find the job advertisement. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Jennifer Steiling at steiling@illinois.edu.

Academic Coordinator Position for BEST Program at UC Irvine
Under the direction of the Program Director, the position is responsible for the management and administration of GPS-BIOMED (Graduate Professional Success in the Biomedical Sciences), a professional development program for graduate students and postdocs funded by the NIH-BEST initiative. Responsibilities include coordinating all of the activities including career development workshops, mixers, and seminar series; organizing an annual orientation event and the registration process for participants; and cultivating an alumni network that will serve as mentors and speakers for a variety of events. In consultation with the Program Director and other participants, the Coordinator will invite speakers for workshops, seminars and mixers, and will serve as the primary liaison with internship partners, local biotechnology businesses, external contractors, and program evaluators. The Coordinator will maintain a database to track participants, and will maintain and update a program website advertising events and activities. The Coordinator will attend an annual meeting of professional development programs at the National Institutes of Health, will contribute to the writing of annual progress reports, and may contribute to publications describing program achievements.

Requirements include an advanced degree in a research discipline of biomedical science; PhD preferred; demonstrated skill and success in both oral and written communications with a broad array of constituents in person, through e-mail, formal letters, and via telephone in a concise, accurate and professional manner; demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships, communicate effectively, identify problems and develop solutions with supervisors, administrators, students, faculty and the community; ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently while meeting deadlines; ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction; ability to perform a variety of duties and work assignments in an environment of changing priorities; high level of fluency in using business software applications including MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Access); experience managing a budget; demonstrated success in effectively utilizing computing networks, the internet, web search procedures, and electronic mail systems; demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and security of records and documents.

Familiarity with the NIH-BEST initiative as well as diverse career paths for biomedical PhDs preferred. Familiarity with the Southern California industries, science policy fellowships and advocacy training is also a plus. The funding for this position is guaranteed through August 31, 2019. For more information, click here.

July 2018

Congratulations to Liping Lou, Na Cai, and Yuanwang Pan who have completed the Clinical Pharmacology course through the NIH.

Congratulations to Zhichao Song, Qing Chang and Liping Lou who completed the Introduction to Principles and Practice of Clinical Research course at the NIH.

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Jennifer Casiano write about the advice she learned at the NIH Career Symposium, Huri Mucahit who wrote about the need for staff scientists, and Tomas Kasza who writes about the importance of self-assessments for scientists

Insight Data Fellows Programs
Insight is now accepting applications from graduating students for our fellowships in:
- Data Science (for PhDs & Postdocs)
- Health Data Science (for PhDs & Postdocs)
- Data Engineering (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
- Artificial Intelligence (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
- Data Product Management (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
- DevOps (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
1400+ Insight alumni are now working at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Github, Slack, 23andMe, Twitter, Bloomberg, NBC, Pinterest, Microsoft, and 250+ other top companies.
Insight Fellows Programs: - 7 week, full-time training fellowship
- Mentorship from leading industry data scientists, data engineers & AI specialists
- Join an active community of Insight alumni
- Self-directed, project-based learning followed by interviews at top companies
- Tuition-free with need-based scholarships and loans available to help cover living costs
Upcoming Early Application Deadline: July 9
Learn more & apply on our website
Questions? Email us at info@insightdatascience.com

Data Incubator Fellowship
Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.
Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.
Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.
Dates: All sections will be from 2018-09-10 to 2018-11-02.
For application link, click here
Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.
Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

Internship with Beyond the Tenure Track
Beyond the Tenure Track is seeking a graduate student intern for a "Curriculum Development & Copywriting" project. This is a paid internship, and we're looking for a talented, proactive graduate student to join us this summer.
We do things differently at Beyond the Tenure Track:
1. We do not accept resumes or cover letters.
You read that right. You know we've helped hundreds of PhDs find amazing jobs. In our career strategy work with PhDs, we know that resumes and cover letters can be time consuming and inadequate at showcasing grad students' skills and experiences. So instead of describing your skills and experiences in static documents, we ask questions and request demonstrations.
2. We request demonstrations. That means we ask applicants show us your work not just tell us about your work. Expect to spend at least 120 min. to complete this application, including the demonstration.
3. We are deeply committed to developing PhDs to successfully transition from student to professional. So
we're offering our training video "How to Interview Like a Pro" for free during this application period (normally $97). Applicants will watch it as part of completing your demonstration.
Here are the internship details. Applications close on July 6, 2018.

June 2018

Congratulations to iJOBS Phase 2 trainee Anna Giarratana who went to the Biogen conference in Boston last week and her team came in 2nd place in the mock drug discovery presentation. Prerna Nepali who is also in Phase 2 participated in the program as well (see attached picture).

Exclusive Opportunity for iJOBS trainees to help you break into a role as a Medical Science Liaison (MSL)
iJOBS is once again partnering with From Science To Pharma (FSTP) to offer a discount on their online training platform. The MSL position which often is filled by a PhD level person allows you to communicate the science behind the therapeutics to key opinion leaders and to better design future scientific studies and clinical trials. In addition to the training platform, the online modules include recruitment readiness, advice on where to start, working with recruiters, and interview questions. To preview the online program From Science to Pharma, you can watch the 1.5 hr webinar entitled “How to Become and Medical Science Liaison”. iJOBS is supplementing the cost of the different packages and FSTP is also providing a discount for students and postdocs so you would only pay the price indicated below for the different levels.

BRONZE - $400 -$200 from Rutgers -$100 from FSTP = $100 for the trainees
SILVER - $500 -$200 from Rutgers -$100 from FSTP = $250 for the trainees
GOLD - $700 -$200 from Rutgers -$150 from FSTP = $350 for the trainees
PLATINUM - $1100 -$200 from Rutgers -$150 from FSTP = $750 for the trainees

To learn more about the MSL training platform and what each package includes, click here. To indicate interest in signing up for the program and paying your portion for the packages above, please sign up on this form.

Job as Assistant Director, Oncology Strategic Alliances at Bayer in NJ
Primary responsibilities:

  • Work with local personnel to identify and map thought leaders within research groups strategic for the company and assists in planning thought leader engagements at meetings/conferences;
  • Provide medical/scientific input and advice by working closely with local personnel on clinical trial(s) being conducted in MA;
  • Provide updates to cross functional teams on global Cooperative Groups/Research Networks and competitive landscape within these groups to identify partnering opportunities per cooperative group and indication;
  • Support development and implementation of the annual TA or indication section component of the Medical Affairs Plan;
  • Keep up to date on scientific and medical progress in the area of development and actively develop and maintain relationships with outside experts in this area. Serve as a liaison by representing the company in outside groups;
  • Adhere to all governmental regulations and company SOPs.
Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. and two or more years of work experience
  • Two or more years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in medical affairs, clinical development or equivalent in Oncology
  • One to three years of experience in medical affairs, clinical development or equivalent is preferred
  • One to three years of working in programs/projects in a team environment
  • Knowledge of clinical development/operations
  • Ability to manage a diverse group of responsibilities
  • Proven leadership abilities
  • Strong negotiation and strategic influencing skills
  • Must work well both independently and in teams
  • Must have excellent organization and time management skills and be able to work well under pressure
  • Highly developed written or verbal communication skills
  • Highly developed initiative ability
  • Proven track record of project management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proven ability to perform successfully under stringent timelines and with competing priorities
Preferred Qualifications: Therapeutic area, Oncology experience including experience in working with cooperative groups.
To apply, click here and for more information, contact obdulia.cortez-canale@bayer.com

Science Policy and Advocacy at Rutgers student group
We are excited to announce the formation of Science Policy and Advocacy at Rutgers (SPAR). SPAR will provide an outlet for the scientific community at Rutgers to learn more about policy and how policy affects our research. In addition, SPAR will connect the scientific research community at Rutgers to policymakers and the local community. If you are interested in joining SPAR, please fill out the survey linked here or on the attached flier. We will be using your feedback to facilitate event planning for the upcoming academic year. If you wish to contact us directly, please email rutgersnspg@gmail.com.

Website with resources for biotech job search and career development
Toby Freedman, PhD has a wonderful website and book with many resources for graduate students and postdocs looking at non-academic jobs. Click here to see her site with career info, resume templates, and other useful information.

June 2018

Read the great article about iJOBS on page 26 of the Rutgers Engineering Magazine

Congratulations to iJOBS Phase 2 trainee Na Cai who is starting a postdoc position at Merck in California.
Congratulations to Yunbing Ma who is staring a job at GenScript as a Technical Account Manager.

Jobs in Medical Communications with Healthcare Consultancy Group

  • Scientific Associate – Chameleon Communications, New York, NY /Iselin, New Jersey/Los Angeles, CA
  • Medical Associate – Health Science Communications, New York, NY
  • Medical Associate – The Scienomics Group, Stamford, CT/ San Francisco, CA
The companies of the Healthcare Consultancy Group (HCG) are always looking to meet talented people grounded in science, marketing, medicine, digital, creative and interactive communications. Our medical and scientific team, an incredibly accomplished group of PhDs and MDs, translate complex science into impactful and meaningful communications. In our company, you can utilize your advanced scientific knowledge to help develop sound, strategic, and insightful content for our clients. You will thrive with us because you will always be learning and we will work closely with you to guide your career growth.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in medical communications, please email your resume to Denia Talavera, HR Manager at dtalavera@hcg-int.com

American Medical Writers Association panel on job preparation
The AMWA Empire State - Metro New York Chapter is delighted to host a dinner program on June 20, 6-9 PM, at Hotel Beacon in Manhattan. The topic is Writing for Advisory Board Meetings (these are typically closed-door meetings held by pharmaceutical companies to attain strategic advice from a group of "advisors"). Our expert panelists will address how to:

  • Navigate the strategic writing process involved in meeting preparation
  • Successfully fulfill the onsite role as a medical writer
  • Complete the project with an insightful executive summary
Please visit our chapter website for more meeting information and registration details.

2Actify Online Networking Workshops
Online Job Searches Take 5-7 Months. Instead, find a job faster by preparing for your job search: Create a magnetic profile, Build your professional network, Strategize to market yourself. Talk with your colleagues that depend on applying online and you’ll learn that it can take months. It’s a “broken system”.
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New Offering: 2Actify Career Networking Academy:
Small group career coaching---highly recommended by your colleagues in the program. Free Tools:
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ORISE opportunities with Department of Defense sponsors
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) connects the most talented and diverse students, recent graduates, faculty and educators to programs closely aligned with the interests of a variety of research facilities, including those managed for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and more than a dozen other federal agencies. Most of the ORISE opportunities are twelve month research opportunities, with the possibility to be renewed for additional twelve month research periods (5 years max). U.S. Citizenship is required to participate at the DoD installations. To see all of our available opportunities, please visit this website.
We also encourage individuals to sign up for our Talent Network to received alerts with new opportunities that match candidate interests on this site:
Project Title & Project ID:
Analytical Chemistry (MS/PhD) - APHC-1817392923
Chemistry/Physics Research (MS/PhD Candidates) - APHC-1768507089
Opportunity in Infectious Disease Research - MAMC-6702227045
Biomimetic Nanofibrous Scaffold Research (MS/PhD) - N39467-027
Wound Infection Research (PhD) - N39467-047
Battlefield Health and Trauma Fellowship (PhD) - N39467-034
Combat Casualty Care Postdoctoral Research - NAMRU-SA-1934167300
Concussion & Head Injury Research (BS - PhD) - AARL-2029475795
Injury Biomechanics Researcher - USAARL-5922256836
Defense Opportunity in Olfactory Science (MS -PhD) - ECBC-8778949652
Inhalation Toxicology Postdoctoral Research - MRICD-5749861507
Medicinal Countermeasures Postdoctoral Research - MRICD-1440454992
Cyanide Countermeasures - Postdoctoral Research - MRICD-1364081190
Chemical Threat Medical Countermeasures (PHD) - MRICD-1898138247
Malaria Vaccine Postdoctoral Research - WRAIR-4937463993

June 2018

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles about iJOBS alumnus Mercedes Gyuricza by Urmimala Basu, Data Science, by Tomas Kasza, and the iJOBS Career Fair with ideas of what to do with a PhD by Paulina Krzyszczyk.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics or related fields with an interest in cardiometabolic traits and diseases at Mt Sinai
By using genetics, we aim to understand the biology that underlies the susceptibility to obesity and its links to related cardiometabolic traits. We study common, low frequency and rare variants [1] in an ancestrally diverse population of >40,000 individuals recruited from throughout New York City through the Mount Sinai’s ongoing BioMe EMR-linked Biobank, [2] in the large-scale UK Biobank (n = 500,000), and [3] in a unique discordant-sib family study.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a large portfolio of data collections (including EHR-linked, population-based, discordant-family designs) with high-density genotyping data (including whole exome sequencing (N~32,000) and whole genome sequencing (N~12,000), genome-wide and ExomeChip arrays (N~22,000)), to develop their own research projects, and to lead or participate in local as well as international collaborations (e.g. TOPMed, GSP).
The ideal candidate has a PhD or equivalent doctorate, a strong background in genetic epidemiology, epidemiology, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, computational biology or a related discipline and has demonstrated scientific productivity. Applicants should have a strong computational background, expertise with statistical genetic/bioinformatic software packages applied to large genomic data sets. S/he will be familiar with approaches to integrate biological information from a wide-range of (publicly available) data resources. Research experience in regulatory genomics and/or the genetics of obesity and cardiometabolic traits is a strong advantage.
To apply, please send CV and cover letter to Ruth Loos (ruth.loos at mssm.edu) by June 30th.
Information on the Postdoctoral Training Program at Mount Sinai To learn more about our group click here and the Icahn School of Medicine

Government Jobs in health policy, public health, addiction, opioid crisis, working with the underserved/vulnerable population
It is not that often that positions open up in this area for people who have no prior government experience. Positions at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) -- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) The Opioid Epidemic Support Direct Hire announcement
HRSA PUBLIC HEALTH ANALYST:
GS- 9/11 - HRSA-OO-18-DH-10228240: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/501250800
GS-12/13 - HRSA-00-18-DH-10228411: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/501257800

Bioinformatics Position in Redwood City, CA
Project Description:
· The candidate will actively contribute to the pipeline by integrating various methods for NGS derived antibodies in a research setting.
· Develop workflow and statistical methods for data analyses and decision making using industry-standard methods for antibodies.
· Perform complex data analyses for technologies pertaining to antibody discovery, example, B-cell or Hybridoma screening methods.
· Perform research to identify and incorporate latest computational advances into research activities.

Required Skills:
· Masters or Ph.D. (Ph.D. preferred) in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology, or in Molecular Biology or in Immunology, Life Sciences, or related discipline with extensive experience in Bioinformatics and statistics for problem solving.
· Experience developing NGS Bioinformatics workflows for antibody discovery.
· Hands-on experience with Bioinformatics algorithms, software and sequence databases.
· Strong understanding of statistical principles and applications to high throughput data analyses of biologics.
· Extensive experience in Python for Bioinformatics (including numpy, scipy, pandas, IPython/Jupyter).
· Extensive experience in “R” for data analyses with various packages including R-shiny.
· Linux computing environment and cross-platform proficiencies. · Experience and best practice with source code control tools like GIT, JIRA or Bitbucket.
· Hands-on projects encompassing genetics, genomics and drug discovery in research setting.
· Knowledge of antibodies in drug discovery process.

This 6+ month position starts ASAP.
Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Karen: karen@alphaconsulting.com
Alpha Consulting Requirement #18-00806
W2 only. Must be eligible to work in the US as an hourly W2 employee.

Science Supervisor at High School
An excellent college preparatory yeshiva high school with a rigorous and individualized academic program and rich, exciting athletic programs, is seeking a full time( High School) Science Department Chair who will have advanced degrees in Science and minimum 3 years of classroom experience. The candidate will oversee the Science Dept. and will teach 4 courses of Science: Bio, AP Bio, Chemistry and STEM. The candidate should have extensive knowledge of the STEM field. Please contact Joel Paul at (212) 564-6500 x.218 or via email at joel@joelpaul.com

May 2018

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Emily Kelly-Castro on how to be successful in your career, iJOBS seminar on Medical Affairs, career planning before graduating from your PhD, and an iJOBS networking event.

Positions at The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation is a New York-based nonprofit organization on a mission to accelerate the discovery of drugs to prevent, treat, and cure Alzheimer's disease. We strive to support the most diverse and promising research projects around the world.

Current openings are below. They have a preference for PhD-level scientists (preferably neuroscientists) with 2-3 years of experience as a postdoc. Alzheimer’s or neurodegenerative disease experience a plus. If you are interested, please contact Eric Vieira (eric.vieira@cuny.edu) and he will pass on your name.

ADDF seeks a Scientific Program Officer who will report directly to the Director, Scientific Affairs and will be overseen by ADDF's Founding Executive Director and Chief Science Officer. Seek a motivated early-career scientist seeking to accelerate the translation of research into therapies for patients with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. As part of a venture philanthropy that funds academic and biotechnology programs, this role will be integral in supporting the management of ADDF's research portfolio and strategic partnerships with industry, investors, and other funding agencies. The Scientific Program Officer will proactively support applicants and ADDF-funded researchers by connecting them with resources to develop and support their programs from concept to commercialization. This position requires a PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant biomedical discipline. The ideal candidate will have: Research experience in neuroscience, neurology, or a related field. General knowledge of drug discovery and development for CNS diseases desired. Translational or clinical research experience is a plus. Strong project and time management skills with the ability to manage competing requests. Excellent oral communications and writing skills with demonstrated ability to communicate to both scientific and lay audiences. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work closely with key opinion leaders, partner organizations, donors, and staff.

ADDF seeks a Program Officer or Assistant Director, Aging & Alzheimer’s Prevention Program who will report directly to the Director of Aging & Alzheimer’s Prevention and will be overseen by ADDF’s Founding Executive Director and Chief Science Officer. Dementia prevention has been a major topic of research for decades but the vast majority of research designs cannot conclusively prove or disprove a given therapeutic approach. Similarly, therapeutic strategies to slow aging are extremely difficult to prove yet could be the most effective approaches to extend healthy active life and delay the onset of dementia.

ADDF seeks a Biomarkers Scientific Program Officer, Scientific Affairs Program who will be a motivated early-career scientist seeking to accelerate the translation of research into therapies for patients with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. An important component of this mission is to develop biomarkers that can (1) accurately diagnose (2) properly stratify and enrich patient populations (3) demonstrate target engagement for novel therapies and (4) reliably monitor disease progression and response to treatment. As part of a venture philanthropy that funds academic and biotechnology programs, this position will help maintain the biomarkers research program. This includes management of a research portfolio, development of strategic partnerships, and support of applicants through connecting them with resources to progress their programs towards commercialization.

ADDF seeks a Consultant (Part-time), for the Aging & Alzheimer’s Prevention Program. The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) works towards to advance potential therapies and prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. We are partnering with a third party to develop a platform that aggregates data from patients to build predictive models of Alzheimer’s risk and potential response to drugs. Alzheimer’s disease develops over the course of decades, and many of the choices we make in mid-life affect our future risk of the disease. A growing number of biomarker and genetic studies are improving our ability to determine one’s risk of developing dementia. Additionally, Alzheimer’s disease is heterogenous, and certain patients may respond differently to certain medications or treatments. Therefore, there is a great need for longitudinal deep phenotyping of patients in the clinic.

Data Visualization Techniques and Advances in Analytics
The New Jersey Chapter of the ASA is holding its 39th annual Spring Symposium this year on June 29th 2018 at the Rutgers RWJ School of Medicine (675 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ 08854). The theme this year is Data Visualization and Advances in Analytics. Trends in data visualization techniques point to increasingly compelling ways statistical models are being used for data mining, inference and prediction. With the rapid developments in internet technology, genomics, financial risk modeling, and exponentially expanding large networks of health care databases, the need to explore data and make meaningful inferences has become the core of the modern data science. In this symposium, we will bring together experts who will elaborate on the tools useful for tackling modern-day data analysis problems. Talks will be based on clear applications drawn from the technology as well as the pharmaceutical industry. Focus will be on large to very large datasets and approaches in tackling challenges in analytics.
Speakers who have agreed to present papers and the titles of their presentations include:
Computational Propaganda - Mark Hansen (Professor, Data Science Institute, Columbia University)
Using Dynamic Displays to Maximize the Value of Data - Douglas Robinson (Global Head Biomarkers and Diagnostic Biometrics, Novartis)
Clinical Graphs Using SAS - Sanjay Matange (R&D Director, Data Visualization Division, SAS Institute)
How to Avoid Some Common Graphical Mistakes - Naomi Robbins (Principal of NBR)
Data Mining and Visualization in the Regulation of Medical Devices - Zhiheng Xu (Mathematician Statistician, FDA/CDRH)
We will also have a poster session. The topic of the posters does not necessarily have to be about Data Visualization. If interested, please send an abstract to Steve Ascher, Secretary ASA NJ Chapter for consideration (stelbon@comcast.net).
To register for the Symposium please click here.

May 2018

Congratulations to Pierre-antoine Crassous who is has a job as a Biomedical writer at Syneos Health.

Congratulations to Caroline Pantazis who was accepted into the Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics Fellowship program for next year!

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Monal Mehta about exploring your skills, SciPhD Business and Leadership Skills, the cause of declining interest in academic careers, attending a professional society meeting, what to know before starting your PhD program, information for international students by an immigration lawyer, pointers about industry careers, and whether to go to straight to grad school or not.

SAPA 2018 Career Fair
FREE CAREER FAIR!!! iJOBS trainees can attend the career fair at the SAPA workshop THIS Saturday May 19 from 2-4pm for free by registering here.
Information about the SAPA Career Development Workshop - note to attend the rest of the event besides the career fair, you need to pay for registration:
"To foster the career growth of pharmaceutical professionals” is one of SAPA’s core missions. The SAPA Career Development Workshop (CDW) is a premier event to fulfill this mission, aimed to focus on you –– the participant’s individual needs. No matter which career stage you are at, come to join the 2018 SAPA Career Development Workshop (CDW) on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Rutgers University, to find “the Missing Piece” linked to your professional success, and leap into your bright future.
The 2018 CDW Organization Committee has planned diligently in the past few months in order to present you a new learning opportunity. Instead of teaching-centric, we are presenting you a new workshop style experience this time with a dynamic platform to connect people together. This will help you find out on what really matters in your own career development. This includes identifying the root cause for misconceptions and leadership derailers, and searching for optimal solutions for the hot topics of your concerns. We will also host a job fair with many recruiters, hiring managers with new job openings. Come to unlock your potential and enhance your professional experience. You can register by clicking here. You are also welcome to join the dinner network event ($25 per person). If you have any question, concern, or suggestion, please email: SAPA2018CDW@gmail.com. Please see attached flyer.

Postdoctoral Fellow at Colgate-Palmolive in Piscataway
Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance.

The core responsibilities of this position include leading the development and implementation of a biophysics instrumentation lab. The lab will evaluate the structure/function properties of skin related to skin health. The position will support personal care cross-category fundamental and applied research needs for body cleansing, lotions, and underarm technologies. The successful candidate will also be actively involved in identification and testing of new actives and benefits.

Specific responsibilities: Application of industry standards in skin biophysical instrumentation for the documentation of skin health benefits. Management of skin imaging laboratory including several non-invasive instrumentation pieces of equipment. Application of image analysis and statistical analysis to the interpretation of data. Technical guidance to skin research teams on appropriate biophysical techniques. Implementation to pre-clinical dermatological studies for proof of concept testing of laboratory leads. Evaluation and identification of lead technologies which can positively modify the skin’s biophysical properties. Collaboration with internal technical and external partners. Report progress to management and research teams.

Qualifications: Ph D or Masters’ degree in Biophysics, Biochemistry or Physical Chemistry. Experience with consumer products is a plus. Experience with the Canfield Visia imager and the Vivascope confocal microscope preferred. Familiarity with Photoshop, Image J. and statistical analysis software. Familiarity with clinical dermatological testing methodologies.

For more information and how to apply, click here.

I-Corps@Rutgers Open House – all are welcome!
Date: MAY 21, 2018 from 3 PM -5 PM
Location: Rutgers Fiber Optics Auditorium, Busch Campus, 110 Bevier Road Piscataway, NJ 08854

This NSF-funded program is open to ALL Faculty, Staff, Students and recent Alum who have innovations they want to commercialize. We are also recruiting mentors with industry or entrepreneurship experience. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP TODAY. See attached flyer for more details.

Insight Data Fellows Programs
Insight is now accepting applications from graduating students for our fellowships in:
- Data Science (for PhDs & Postdocs)
- Health Data Science (for PhDs & Postdocs)
- Data Engineering (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
- Artificial Intelligence (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
- Data Product Management (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
- DevOps (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
1400+ Insight alumni are now working at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Github, Slack, 23andMe, Twitter, Bloomberg, NBC, Pinterest, Microsoft, and 250+ other top companies.
Insight Fellows Programs:
- 7 week, full-time training fellowship
- Mentorship from leading industry data scientists, data engineers & AI specialists
- Join an active community of Insight alumni
- Self-directed, project-based learning followed by interviews at top companies
- Tuition-free with need-based scholarships and loans available to help cover living costs
Upcoming Early Application Deadline: May 14
Learn more & apply on our website
Not ready to apply? Sign up for our notification list
Questions? Email us at info@insightdatascience.com

Job postings for PhDs
Click here to see the BioNJ jobs board for iJOBS trainees

May 2018

Congratulations to Phase 2 iJOBS trainees Anna Giarratana and Prerna Nepali who have been selected to attend the Biogen Drug Development Conference in Boston in June.

Congratulations to Kenny Shatzkes who is now an Associate Program Officer on the Crohn’s Disease team at the Helmsley Charitable Trust.

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Aminat Musah about staying relevant at your company, different types of PIs, and qualities of good manuscripts.

Postdoc position at BMS in Pennington, NJ
Candidates will be working with CHO cells. The areas available for research include improved cell line expression and screens, reduced development time, and understanding the performance capabilities of our base cell substrates.

Job Description: The postdoctoral position is a research position in an industrial setting with the opportunity to collaborate across multiple disciplines that is afforded by a large biopharmaceutical company such as our genomics, analytical and process development groups. You will be encouraged to present and publish your findings. With a commitment to continuous improvement, two positions in the Cell and Molecular Biology group will work on understanding and developing new technology for commercial cell line development (CLD). The areas available for research include improved cell line expression and screens, reduced development time, and understanding the performance capabilities of our base cell substrates. The appointment is for two years providing appropriate progress occurs in the first year. The fellow will design and lead the scientific strategy. Interested candidates who will have their PhD before the start of their postdoctoral fellowship should submit a research proposal related to this opportunity that is a maximum of 2 pages, clarity and brevity are prized, along with their resume. It is anticipated a strong molecular and/or cellular background is needed for success although other backgrounds will be considered depending on your research proposal.

Requirements: PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related discipline, or if aligned with your research proposal.
Scientific excellence, creative problem solving skills, effective oral and written communication capabilities
Anticipated skills to be used
Cell culture maintenance and expansion
Stable cell line generation
Cell imaging and expression analysis. FACS experience helpful
Molecular analysis of cell lines at the DNA and RNA level
Data analysis with relevant software to the proposed project
Position # 18-08576. Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Karen: karen@alphaconsulting.com

Job openings as Associate Program Officer at The Helmsley Charitable Trust
If you are interested in non-profit, foundation careers then this might be a good fit for you. The Helmsley Charitable Trust seeks two Associate Program Officers (APO) to directly support the Crohn’s Disease Program Director and Officers. The APO will be responsible for administration of funded projects, as well as helping to identify and develop new initiatives focusing on prevention, diagnostics, therapeutic intervention and management of Crohn’s disease. The APO will help manage administrative components of the grantmaking process, especially tasks associated with managing grant life-cycles; tracking program budgets and periodically reconciling with parallel systems; ensuring accurate payment and accounting of grants; helping to plan and execute complex program–related meetings; and maintaining positive and proactive communication with grantees. In addition to program administration, the APO will be expected to engage in substantive programmatic support to the portfolio through the following: review and response to proposals; conduct due diligence tasks for potential grants; managing and writing grant recommendations; monitoring the progress of existing grantees; and research in support of new strategy development. The APO will serve as a point of contact for applicants and grantees. Travel will be required. PhD degree required; public health policy or science research experience helpful. For detailed list of responsibilities and requirements, as well as how to apply, please click here.

11TH Annual NIH Career Symposium
May 18, 2018 8:30 am - 4:15 pm
NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, MD -- Natcher Conference Center, Building 45. Click here to Register
· Check out the Agenda
· Panel Descriptions and Speakers are posted as well
The NIH Career Symposium highlights the diversity of career choices available to your generation of biomedical researchers. Whether you are a new graduate student, postdoc, or clinical fellow just beginning to consider career options or a senior student/fellow ready to look for a job, the NIH Career Symposium is for you. This event has 16 panels of career choices, ~60 speakers, and career skills sessions—all to help you as you prepare for the next step in your career. We invite any postdoc, clinical fellow or PhD-level graduate student to join us, regardless if you are part of the NIH intramural program or not. This event is free to attend (participants are responsible for their own travel expenses)

BioPharma Networking Group May Meet Up
Join the NJBPNG for informal networking with industry colleagues: pharma, biotech, device and more. Bring plenty of business cards. This is a great way to meet people and make connections for future employment.
Tuesday May 22 from 6-9pm. Brick House Tavern in Princeton, NJ. To register, click here.

Job postings for PhDs
Click here to see the BioNJ jobs board for iJOBS trainees

April 2018

Congratulations to the following iJOBS SciPhD trainees who have gotten jobs or internships!
Fei Wang is a data scientist at Gartner, Inc
Rob Connacher is a Scientist II Contractor at Merck
Kathryn Drzewiecki (Phase 2) is now a American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Scholar at the FDA
Da Xu is a Clinical Manager at Hengrui Medicine Co, Ltd in Shanghai, China
Julia Olayanju is the Chief Strategic Officer at FoodNiche, Inc
Pinelopi Kyriazi is doing an internship with the NY Academy of Sciences as a Science Writing Associate.

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Kalkal Trivedi writing about your graduate school exit, iJOBS Site Visit to Ferring Pharmaceuticals, the decision to go to grad school, and iJOBS workshop on NSF I-Corps funding.

Consulting position at AstraZeneca in Maryland for molecular biologist with yeast genetics experience
The Department of Antibody Discovery and Protein Engineering in Gaithersburg, MD is seeking a talented and highly motivated Associate Scientist II to enhance our antibody-based platform technology efforts. The successful candidate will help build the next-generation discovery engine to rapidly isolate therapeutic antibodies. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in yeast genetics and yeast high throughput screens that is excited by research at the interface between technology and biology and will operate independently and in collaboration with a diverse group of scientists to actively drive technological innovations. The selected individual will be a well-organized and a highly productive bench scientist that can design and execute experiments efficiently, as well as analyze, interpret and present data to multidisciplinary project teams.

  • The successful candidate should be an expert in yeast genetics and molecular biology, particularly in developing and establishing yeast based library screens.
  • The ideal candidate would also have experience in yeast genetics, display-based technologies, such as phage or yeast display, with using automation for high-throughput screening.
  • The individual should have demonstrated experience in optimizing/troubleshooting new protocols with a problem-solving mindset.
  • Familiarity with expression systems in different yeast strains would also be highly advantageous.
  • Strong communication skills are highly desirable.
  • The individual should also be self-motivated, have good organizational skills and have demonstrated an ability to work within teams.
This 12+ month position starts ASAP. Potential for second year or permanent employment. Please email your resume with rate and availability to Karen: karen@alphaconsulting.com

Janssen Postdoc Program
The Janssen Postdoctoral (Post-Doc) Program helps early career scientists gain the training and experience needed to further their careers, while addressing the needs of global healthcare. As a Janssen Post-Doc, you’ll work side-by-side with Janssen senior scientists on innovative research projects and have the opportunity to present and publish your work. You’ll also learn the functional role of scientists in the pharmaceutical industry and receive valuable career advice from mentors. If you want to excel as a leader within our team, build a network of professional contacts, and develop the skills needed to advance your career, consider the Janssen Post-Doc Program. There are more than 30 positions open at this time. Contact former iJOBS trainee Mercedes Gyuricza for more information at janssenpostdoc@its.jnj.com, Visit www.careers.jnj.com and type “post doc” into the search field. See attached flyer for more information.

Mistletoe Fellowship for research and professional development for postdocs and senior grad students
The Mistletoe Foundation is delighted to welcome applications to the inaugural Mistletoe Research Fellowship program for the 2018-2019 academic year. The application is available via the online portal at our website and applications will be accepted starting Monday, April 16th through May 16th. The Mistletoe Research Fellowship fosters the development of new competencies in postdoctoral scholars and advanced PhD candidates (with permission) by offering unrestricted research funding and professional development training which includes entrepreneurial collaboration. All Mistletoe Fellows participate in two programs designed to build skills that will help Fellows to succeed and work more effectively with outside collaborators, whether they seek industry careers or remain in academia. See attached flyer with application instructions.

Job postings for PhDs
Click here to see the BioNJ jobs board for iJOBS trainees

March 2018

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Jennifer Casiano covering topics such as the Strategies for Managing Conflict and Feedback, Industry Job Positions, Self Awareness, Communication Tips for Non-Native Speakers, The Public and Private Sectors of Science, Communicating to Non Scientists, Networking Etiquette, Choosing a Thesis Advisor, The Pitfalls of Graduate School, Transferable Skills.

Princeton Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Networking Group
The purpose of this group is to create a forum where local bioinformaticians can meet, share ideas, and network. Click here for more information. Coincidentally, the bioinformatics department at BMS is currently growing and hiring all levels from interns (rising junior and senior college students) through research scientists (Ph.D. +)
The first networking event is tomorrow at Yankee Doodle Tap Room in Princeton. Attached is a flyer for the event.

Postdocs at Janssen
Janssen is currently recruiting for ~20 post-doc positions across multiple pharmaceutical research areas. We’re excited to help early-career scientists gain invaluable experience and broaden their networks.
Learn more about our program and view open positions, click here.

Job at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for a Director of Research Programs
We seek to recruit a bright and energetic individual who will participate in all aspects of grant making and research progress assessment for our robust portfolio of blood cancers grants. The ideal candidate should have a strong research background and substantial knowledge of the blood cancer field. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, and postdoctoral research experience is preferred, The job is located in Rye Brook, New York. A more complete description of the available position is located here. The group is very sophisticated, as we review about 80 companies a year and fund 3-4 new ones through our Venture Philanthropy effort. We also receive about 700 grant applications a year (we fund about 70). Beyond that, the mission to help patients is a true delight. For more information, contact Lee Greenberger, PhD lee.greenberger@lls.org

Jobs Board for BioNJ
Click here to see jobs posted on the BioNJ website.

Real World Data, Where Statistical Science Meets Artificial Intelligence
The ASA Princeton-Trenton Chapter in New Jersey is organizing a Spring Statistics Symposium on Real World Data, Where Statistical Science Meets Artificial Intelligence from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM ET on Friday, May 11, 2017. This event will be held in the East Lecture Hall, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The theme of this Spring Symposium is to harness the power of statistical science and artificial intelligence in real world evidence. Speakers and their presentations at this Symposium are (abstracts are attached):

  • Qi Long, Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Estimation of Treatment Effect Using Real World Data
  • Qi Tang, Associate Director, Clinical Trial Simulation, Translational Informatics, Sanofi Artificial intelligence in drug development: analyzing electronic medical records using deep learning
  • Xiaoying Wu, Director, RWE IT CoE & Medical Informatics, Data Sciences, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Real World Evidence Applications: A Machine-Learning Approach
  • Kwan Lee, Sr. Scientific Director, RWE Analytics in Statistics and Decision Sciences, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Big Data, Machine Learning, Causal Inference and Clinical Medicine : Best Practice of Propensity Score Methods in Clinical Research
  • David Ohlssen, Biometrical Fellow, Novartis Challenges when applying advanced analytics to multiple data sources

Data Incubator Fellowship
The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.
Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.
Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.
Dates: All sections will be from 2018-06-18 to 2018-08-10.
Application Link
Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

MDACC/Rice Post-doctoral T32 Fellowships in Translational Cancer Nanotechnology
This NIH funded program will provide young talented scientists an intensive two-year research experience and training in cancer nanotechnology that is based on a close collaboration between the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Rice University. The program is geared toward scientists who aim to pursue integrated, translational research that is focused on advancing promising new nanotechnology-based diagnostics and therapeutics to improve cancer care. Therefore, the training will emphasize understanding of biological and clinical needs in development of new technologies and in modification of existing technologies in nanoscience. Each fellow will be co-mentored by two program faculty - one from MD Anderson Cancer Center and one from Rice University.
Program eligibility: per program requirement fellows “must be a citizen of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.”
How to apply: Application packages for this year are due by May 31 and may be found here.

5th Annual Beyond the Professoriate, the Online Career Conference for the PhDs
Two days of presentations from PhDs working beyond the professoriate. Learn strategies to find your next great career! Hosted by BP, in partnership with Mitacs.
Attend Live: May 5th & 12th starting at 11:00 am ET both days.
Where: Online! Attend the conference from wherever you are via Zoom webinar.
On-Demand Replay: Watch all conference sessions on demand from 15 May 2018 until 15 June 2018.
Price: March 1st - April 14th: US $49 (+ Eventbrite processing fee).
April 15th - May 12th: US $69 (+ Eventbrite processing fee).
Who should attend: Graduate students, recent PhDs, postdocs, adjuncts, faculty members ... and anyone else interested in learning about career options for PhDs!
To register, click here.

March 2018

Careers Beyond Academia (on behalf of the Graduate Neuroscience Group and Miguel DIaz-Acevedo)
The traditional career path for PhDs has changed. Discovering new paths are by learning about non-academic areas and getting ready to work in a professional environment. Professionals who were in your position before they translated their academic experience to new fields will be present. See attached flyer for details of speakers.
Friday March 23 from 12:30-3pm in the CMBN Seminar Room 103, Aidekman Building, 197 University Ave, Newark

Networking Workshop (on behalf of Dr. Itzamarie Doreen Badheka)
Networking is the #1 word we hear in every career event - long-lasting connections will very likely help you land on that job interview.In this workshop, Ashley Rae Kark will teach us "the art of networking" and how to make the best impression. Topics include: introduction, business cards, thank you notes, and more. Masters and doctoral students, as well as postdocs are welcome to this event. Please register here. For more information contact Doreen Badheka
Thursday March 29 from 4:30-6:30pm
Medical Science Building, 185 South Orange Ave, Rosemary Gellene Room, Newark.

Entrepreneurship Fellowship Opportunity for iJOBS trainees through BioNJ
BioNJ is excited to introduce an Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program created to mentor, develop and train life sciences entrepreneurs in New Jersey to encourage the establishment and location of start-ups in the state. The program will be sponsored by four New Jersey-based life sciences companies that offer high-value projects and experiences, including the opportunity for the fellow to shadow a senior executive from each company for 6 months each. Upon program completion, the fellow will have an established business network and will be prepared to pursue a start-up in the New Jersey region. Applicants must have a PhD or PharmD. Apply for this unique and exciting opportunity at this site by April 1.

Attend the Inaugural 3 Minute Thesis Competition!
The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to invite you to our first annual 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition! 3MT is an acclaimed national and international competition where doctoral students are challenged to present their dissertation research in just three minutes or less. Student presentations are evaluated by a panel of judges for content, comprehension, engagement, and communication.
Join us for this fun and exciting event on Thursday, March 22nd at 6:00pm in the Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village on the Douglass Campus. Our top 8 finalists will be presenting their research one last time for a chance to win prizes and advance to the regional competition hosted by the Northeast Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS).
Students, faculty, staff, and community partners are encouraged to attend 3MT to learn more about the fantastic, cutting-edge research taking place across all disciplines at Rutgers University. With presentations from the humanities to the biomedical sciences, 3MT is an event that you don’t want to miss! The competition is free and open to all members of the Rutgers community as well as the general public. To learn more about 3MT, please see the attached flyer or visit this page. Any event questions or comments can be directed to Steph Brescia.

Analyst/Sr Analyst at EmPartners
Key responsibility: Conduct primary and secondary market research and support the development of proposals and other business development materials
Technical Skills: Possess an in-depth understanding of the life sciences/pharmaceutical industry
For more information see attached flyer and to apply, contact info@empartners.com

2 Actify Online Networking Strategies (a letter from Penny Pearl)
It’s sad to hear some of the stories I’ve heard from career seekers that are discouraged…
6 months, 200 applications, a few failed interviews.
“What am I doing wrong?”
“What is wrong with me?”
How do you think this affects their job-seeking attitude when nothing seems to work?
How does this affect their overall income going forward?
I can go into some of the reasons this happens but will save that for later. Right now, you need to know that this does not have to happen to you!
BECOME EMPOWERED and INSPIRED!
When we coach clients and they learn the 2Actify Program, they usually find a job within 2 months rather than the average 6 months.
Finding a job 4 months earlier equates to a WHOPPING $33,333 for a $100K job!
The time to begin is NOW…Don’t wait until you’re frustrated and if you’re a student, don’t wait until you graduate.
Sign up for the FULL, step-by-step 2Actify Program HERE.
CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN
(or enter my name to invite me to connect when you’re in your account: Penny Pearl)
JOIN 2ACTIFY NETWORKING (a LinkedIn community with shared networking tips and challenges)
Email us with any questions you have:
Penny@2Actify.com

Biomedical Equipment Technician job in Hackensack, NJ is available through Adecco Medical
We’re currently searching for a BMET with direct experience in a hospital setting. You’ll be working closely with Asset Management teams and other departments on a large scale project. This project will be for approx. 9 weeks but top performers will be considered for future projects.
Biomedical Equipment Technician job responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with asset management team
  • Liaison with medical device companies
  • Document progress in database
  • Organizes and prioritizes schedule in order to complete all job requirements in a timely manner
If you are interested in this Biomedical Equipment Technician job in Hackensack, NJ then please contact Kim Jewett at kimberly.jewett@adeccona.com If you would like to apply online please click APPLY NOW. For other opportunities available at Adecco Medical go to www.adeccousa.com.

Utilizing Innovative Statistical Methods and Trial Designs in Rare Disease Drug Development Workshop
Convened by the Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University and supported by a cooperative agreement with FDA, this public event will bring the stakeholder community together to discuss the challenges that rare disease settings pose for treatment development and regulatory decision-making, as well as the promising study designs and analytical methods that can help overcome them.

Monday, March 19, 2018 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Doubletree Hilton Silver Spring, 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910 Free registration for either in-person or webcast option (can only choose 1).

Promoting the Use of Complex Innovative Designs in Clinical Trials Workshop
FDA is conducting a public workshop to discuss the use of complex innovative designs (CID) in clinical trials of drugs and biological products to inform regulatory decision making.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Building 31, Room 1503 (Great Room), Silver Spring, MD 20993. Register here.

2018-2019 INSPIRE Postdoctoral Fellowships, funded by a prestigious IRACDA grant from the NIH to Rutgers-RWJMS
This program prepares recent Ph.D. recipients for careers as educators and biomedical scientists, and increases the interest of undergraduates underrepresented in science in undergraduate research and careers in biomedical sciences. 70% of Fellows who received training and exited INSPIRE obtained tenure-track academic positions, 22% at MSIs (institutions with a demonstrated commitment to educating students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research).INSPIRE Fellows can be supported for up to three years at the NIH stipend level, they receive health insurance, travel funds, and educational supply funds. Fellows spend 70% of their time conducting research at a Rutgers lab, and 30% in educational and career development training.
Application deadline for 2018-2019 INSPIRE Fellowship: Rolling admissions begin April 1st with May 2018 interviews. Application forms and further information are available on our website. See attached flyer.
Eligibility: U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only. Postdoctoral fellows with 0-1 years of postdoctoral training will receive preference.Please direct questions about the Program or the application process to Dr. Jianping Xu at: jx120@rwjms.rutgers.edu
Martha Soto, Ph.D., PI and Co-Director
Gary Brewer, Ph.D., Co-PI and Co-Director

March 2018

Rutgers Postdoc Symposium: Preparing for your next career step (on behalf of Dr. Itzamarie Chevere-Torres and the PDA)
The Rutgers Postdoctoral Association invites you to attend its 9th Annual Postdoc Symposium on Friday, April 13th, 2018 starting at 9:45am. The theme for this year’s symposium is “Prepare for your next career step”, and will feature three career panels: International PhDs in the US: Challenges and Advice, Research Careers and Non-Research Careers, as well as an Interview and Negotiating Skills for PhDs Workshop, a Research Poster Session and The Science Art Show. Keynote address will be by Dr. Adam Ruben, scientist, writer and comedian. This event is open to ALL graduate students and postdocs from ANY institution, and attendance is free.

The symposium will be held at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Research Towers (675 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ 08854), located on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University. Free event parking will be available for non-Rutgers visitors. The site is also accessible by taking NJ Transit to New Brunswick station, and then either taking a free Rutgers Campus Bus or a short, inexpensive cab ride ($10 or less). Detailed event description and registration for the Symposium, Poster and Science Art Show submissions are now open at this site. Please join us for a day of learning, networking and inspiration!

FREE registration includes lunch and refreshments throughout the event. We will also have a social hour after the event, which would be a great opportunity to network with fellow postdocs. We look forward to seeing you soon! Please see the event flyer in the attachment. Register by March 23!

Registration

Abstract submission

Science Art Show submission

Medical Device Industrial Seminar Series (on behalf of Dr. Kristen Labazzo)
Please join the Rutgers Biomedical Engineering Medical Device Development Center and the Healthcare Institute of New Jersey as we warmly welcome Rutgers University Football Star and Motivational Speaker:
Eric LeGrand
March 20 at 5:30 pm
Please join Eric as he inspires us with his story!
Registration link with additional information. We hope you can join us!

iJOBS is co-sponsoring the GRO Biopharma Conference
GRO-Biotech is connecting the strong intellectual capital of New York’s top graduate research institutions with the growing biotechnology and pharmaceutical presence int he tristate area. GRO Biopharma conference features speakers from leading Pharma companies, a Venture Capital panel, a Biotech startup panel and Networking sessions. This is a student organized event and our iJOBS students are helping plan the day. Register by April 1 by clicking here. See attached flyer for details of speakers.
April 25 from 2-7pm at NYU Langone Health.

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

March 2018

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Paulina Krzyszczyk covering iJOBS past events such as the Regulatory Writing Workshop, the Site Visit to Bayer, SciPhD Leadership and Business Skills for Scientists, a leadership conference for business women in healthcare, as well as other topics like mentoring girls in STEM at Rutgers Target, the joy of thesis defenses, and PhD pet peeves.

Postdoc Position at USDA
The candidate will conduct research to investigate the gut microbiome and metabolome of swine to search for biological factors that can be used to predict success during the weaning transition. Current technologies in high-throughput sequencing and analysis allow for the investigation of bacterial communities that may predispose piglets to health or illness. Research activities will involve screening swine through high-throughput sequencing, bioinformatics, metabolomics, qRT-PCR for gene expression of immunological targets in swine, ELISA, and tissue culture with the porcine jejunal cell line (IPEC-J2). The appointment is full-time for 12 months, with an anticipated start date of April 1, 2018, and may be renewed based upon recommendation of the ARS and availability of funding. The selected applicant will receive a monthly stipend as support for their living and other expenses during this appointment. To be eligible, applicants should have a PhD in biology, microbiology, or agricultural science with a high degree of experience with molecular biology laboratory techniques and experimental design. Candidates should be willing to work with swine and have experience in molecular and/or microbiological techniques. To apply, click here.

  • DNA/RNA extraction/analysis
  • bioinformatics
  • PCR/primer design
  • tissue culture
  • experience with research animals
  • ability to manage large/complex datasets

Alternative Financing Solutions for Life Sciences
Thursday, April 19th, 8:30 - 11:30AM, Rutgers Life Sciences Building, Busch Campus, 145 Bevier Rd. Piscataway, NJ

This event features industry experts and successful entrepreneurs who will provide key insights into the current life sciences funding landscape. As an attendee, you will learn strategies for attracting financing to support your venture's next round of development, based on real-world examples from local entrepreneurs and c-suite executives. Sponsored by: Integrium; EisnerAmper LLP; and Rutgers University Office of Research and Economic Development. Reserve your seat at http://go.rutgers.edu/iexj7r1i.

Jobs Board for BioNJ
Click here to see jobs posted on the BioNJ website.

March 2018

Job as Research Scientist/Project Leader at Invisible Sentinel
The Research Scientist/Project Leader is responsible for independently planning and executing research and development projects focused on the generation of novel, rapid molecular diagnostic assays to detect microorganisms in various applications. This position works under the supervision of the Director or Research and Development to carry out complex R&D objectives from project imitation through commercialization. Invisible Sentinel, a global molecular solutions company based in Philadelphia, is dedicated to providing first-in-class microbial detection tools. The company’s core technology, Veriflow®, is a patented, game-changing platform that integrates molecular diagnostics, antibody design, and immunoassays. Veriflow® has been applied across multiple industries including food safety and beverage quality.

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, biology, microbiology, biotechnology, or related discipline plus two years of industry experience
  • Proven track record of leading small teams and projects to successful outcomes
  • In-depth knowledge of molecular biology, microbiology, and genetic principles and methodology
  • Significant experience performing molecular biology and microbiological techniques, including:
    • Design and optimization of RT PCR- and endpoint PCR-based assays for sensitivity, specificity, and robustness
    • Culture of diverse microorganisms, including implementation of selective growth and isolation strategies that favor target organism growth/detection over background organism

Rutgers Postdoc Symposium - Prepare for Your Next Career Step (on behalf of Dr. Itzamarie Chevere-Torres and PDA)

  • Three career panels: International PhDs in the US: Challenges and Advice, Research Careers and Non-Research Careers.
  • Interview and Negotiating Skills for PhDs Workshop
  • Research Poster Session (award will be given for the top two posters)
  • The Science Art Show (award will be given for the best artwork)
  • Keynote address by Dr. Adam Ruben, scientist, writer and comedian
Registration for the Symposium, Poster and Science Art Show submissions are now open. Click here to register before March 23. We ask you to please make an effort to attend if you register.
Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Location: Great Hall and Main Auditorium, RWJMS Research Tower (Busch Campus) 675 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ 08854
9:45-10:30 Check-In, Registration, Poster and Artwork setup
10:30-12:00 Career Panel: International PhDs in the US: Challenges and Advice
11:45-12:45 Lunch/Vendor Session
12:45-2:15 Career Panels: Research Careers. Non-research Careers.
2:15-3:00 Poster Session and the Science Art Show. Coffee and Snacks.
3:00-4:20 Workshop: Interview and Negotiating Skills for PhDs
4:30-5:40 Plenary Session: Introduction to the Postdoctoral Association and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Keynote Address by Dr. Adam Ruben.
6:20 – Onward Happy Hour, Networking. Location TBA.
Contact rutgerspda@gmail.com for more details and questions and see attached flyer.
Sponsored by Rutgers Postdoctoral Association, Rutgers Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Rutgers AUUP-AFT,Rutgers Global, SAPA, Rutgers iJOBS, & USA Scientific

Postdoc at The Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars (SMIS) program
SMIS is an integrated, three-year cross-disciplinary postdoctoral training program at Stanford University that brings together 33 faculty mentors from 14 departments in the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Humanities and Sciences. Molecular imaging, the non-invasive monitoring of specific molecular and biochemical processes in living organisms, continues to expand its applications in the detection and management of cancer. SMIS faculty mentors provide a diverse training environment spanning biology, physics, mathematics, biocomputation/biomedical informatics, engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, cancer biology, immunology, and medical sciences. The centerpiece of the SMIS program is the opportunity for trainees (PhD or MD with an emphasis on PhD) to conduct innovative molecular imaging research that is co-mentored by faculty in complementary disciplines. SMIS trainees also engage in specialized coursework, seminars, national conferences, clinical rounds, including ethics training and the responsible conduct of research. The three-year program culminates with the preparation and review of a mock NIH grant proposal, in support of trainee transition to an independent career in cancer molecular imaging.
Eligibility:
1. Candidate must have an MD or PhD degree
2. Candidate must be a US citizen, or a non-citizen national, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Card (1-151 or 1-551) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident.
Application Deadline: June 11, 2018

Internship at Regeneron in statistical proramming
This person will be working in Biostatistics in Basking Ridge, NJ. The student will have the opportunity to understand the role of Statistical Programming in the world of Clinical Trial. The student will be able to learn some of the roles and responsibilities of a Statistical Programmer. They will provide timely support to the study team on all programming matters according to project strategies, with focus on some key deliverables such as:• Program data checking• Create patient profiles or graphic patient profiles• Generate protocol deviation outputs• Annotate CRFs according to CDISC SDTM standard• Other suitable ad hoc and post hoc requestsStart building your skills at Regeneron.• Must be a graduate student• Must be pursuing a degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Life Science, or related discipline• Summer Program is full-time (~40 hrs/wk) for at least 10 weeks and is paid• Prefer demonstrated leadership in areas such as campus activities, clubs, sports or the community• Minimum GPA of 3.0• You will work with a specific manager on a project(s)• Enjoy weekly 1 hour Intern Program events: learn about other areas of the company from VPs and other employees, soft skills workshops, networking, volunteering, and more!• Present to your team on your summer projectTransportation and Housing:• A free shuttle is offered from the North White Plains or Tarrytown train stations to the Tarrytown campus• For more information, click here.

Work as a GradFund Peer Mentor
We are currently accepting applications for GradFund Peer Mentors. Graduate students who have extensive experience working with GradFund on their fellowship and grant applications either through a GradFund Summer Mentoring Program or individual appointments, are invited to apply to be GradFund Peer Mentors. GradFund Peer Mentors will participate in GradFund Peer Mentoring Training, May 22 and 23 and have weekly peer mentoring responsibilities from June to December that will be a 7 to 15 hour time commitment. Compensation is $20/hour. Peer Mentoring tasks will include:

  1. Helping graduate students identify grant and fellowship opportunities,
  2. Helping graduate students build an individual funding plan,
  3. Providing graduate students with feedback on their grant and fellowship applications,
  4. Supporting graduate students participating in the Early Graduate Study Fellowship Mentoring Program
GradFund Peer Mentors work 1-2 days/week in the GradFund offices located at 25 Bishop Place, CAC, New Brunswick.
All GradFund peer mentors are required to participate in the GradFund Peer Mentoring Training sessions held on May 22 and 23.
To apply, submit a cover letter, cv and a writing sample--the narrative sections of a grant or fellowship application that you have submitted as a graduate student. The cover letter should express your interest in the position, qualifications, previous peer mentoring experiences and how these past experiences would be a foundation for working as a GradFund Peer Mentor, the number of hours/week that you would like to work.
The application deadline is March 12, 2018

Bench to ???? - Opportunities for PhDs
Seminar by Martin Frank, PhD of The American Physiological Society
Friday March 9 at 12pm in Nelson D-406 Busch Campus

Networking workshop (on behalf or Dr. Doreen Badheka and the ACA)
Networking is the #1 word we hear in every career event - long-lasting connections will very likely help you land on that job interview. In this workshop, Ashley Rae Kark will teach us "the art of networking" and how to make the best impression. Topics include: introduction, business cards, thank you notes, and more. Masters and doctoral students, as well as postdocs are welcome to this event. Please register here. For more information contact Doreen Badheka
Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Rosemary Gellene room, Medical Science Building, 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103

RWJ Biomedical Entrepreneurship Network Innovation Summit (on behalf of Parth Patel)
Our goal is to foster entrepreneurial thinking among our peers, and to provide students at Rutgers and around New Jersey with the tools to bring their ideas to life. In that spirit, we are hosting a Health Innovation Summit this April, at which we will have clinical and healthcare industry experts speak on their experiences and advise students during a pitch workshop and competition. We have developed a partnership with the New Jersey Health Foundation, who has agreed to fund a $10,000 reward to the competition winners in order to help them get their ideas off the ground. The deadline to submit a pitch is Mar 26th. Students are welcome to just attend as well. The Summit is taking place on April 7 at the RWJ University Hospital Courtyard in New Brunswick, beginning at 9 am. For more information, click here.

Stories in Science Global Initiative
Our mission for our website is simple: publish thought-provoking stories in science from around the world. Why stories? We are surrounded by so many stories in science. Stories of success, failure, fear, discovery, serendipity, collaboration, separation, inspiration, mentorship, and so much more. Sadly, these stories remain untold. It is these stories that the stories in science initiative aims to highlight. Stories from faculty, postdocs, graduate students, undergrads, and even the public. Yes, the public! The database continues to grow with stories and the first book which explored the idea of stories in science was released in 2017. How can you help? You can help by sharing your story. We would like you to consider sharing your own story and be part of the growing movement in storytelling in science. Are you interested? Explore the stories we have published so far and then send us an email at storiesinsci@gmail.com with a pitch for your story!

February 2018

Read Maryam Alapa’s posts about choosing a mentor and getting involved in science outreach.

Postdoc position at Merck
As a post-doctoral fellow in Merck Research Labs Translational Molecular Biomarkers group based in Kenilworth, NJ, you will work with a highly collaborative team of scientists to understand the longitudinal effects of standard of care chemotherapies on biomarkers relevant to immune checkpoint modulation. This work will enable us to inform on selection of optimal sequences for combination immunotherapy and/or identify novel prognostic/predictive biomarkers.
WHY APPLY?

  • Conduct in vitro and ex vivo experiments and analysis using a variety of techniques including but not limited to multiparameter cytometry, functional immune cell assays, e.g. T-cell activation and proliferation, cytokine profiling
  • Functional characterization of cellular immune components from clinical specimens
  • Collaborate with Merck discovery, translational, clinical scientists and external partners to conduct translational biomarker research studies
Education Minimum Requirement: Ph.D. in Immunology, Molecular Biology or closely related field, with less than 3 years of Postdoctoral Experience or achieved a Ph.D. by Spring/Summer of 2018
Required Experience and Skills:
  • Experience in (8+) polychromatic flow cytometry and FACS analyses
  • Isolation and culture of primary human immune cells for in vitro/ex vivo functional studies
  • Experience in tumor immunobiology
Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Single-cell data bioinformatics
  • Monitoring immune responses in cancer therapies
  • Familiarity with biology of immune checkpoint inhibitors
  • Immunohistochemistry, genomics, immunoassay experience
  • Strong history of publication in peer-review journals
For more information and to apply online, click here.

Job openings at Insmed
There are Clinical Research Scientist, Biostatistician, SAS Programmer/Statistical Analyst, Medical Science Liaison, Therapeutic Specialist, to name a few for PhD students/postdocs. And the summer intern positions are out, too. To see the full list, click here.
Jimin Zhang is an iJOBS alumnus who is happy to connect to iJOBS trainees through Linkedin and then help with positions at Insmed. Insmed, it is a global biopharmaceutical public company focusing on rare disease, with headquarters in Bridgewater, NJ. They currently have a few hundred employees, and are still rapidly growing. Some might have noticed that Insmed was the pharma/biotech company whose stock price last year skyrocketed the biggest in one day of its kind, thanks to the positive results from the Phase III clinical trial.

Find Your MedComm Calling: Medical Writing and Communications Speed Networking
iJOBS is partnering NYU School of Medicine Postdoctoral Affairs (the organizers of What Can You Be With A PhD? WCUB 2017) on its first annual Find Your MedComm Calling: Medical Writing & Communications Speed Networking on Thursday, March 29th from 6-8pm for all graduate students and postdocs in the greater NYC area! This event is supported by our fellow career development programs and offices at Columbia, CUNY, Einstein, Rutgers, and Yale.
Graduate students and postdocs will get a chance to meet the representatives of regional medical communications agencies in a speed networking fashion. You'll will be able to learn about each company's mission, their areas of MedComm, work environment, and positions open for their company. Afterwards, you can continue making your connections at our networking reception hosted by our sponsors. Check out our website to see a list of the participating medical communication agencies. While this event is open for all, the ideal participants for this event would be senior PhD graduate students and postdocs who are seriously considering a career in medical communications immediately to the next 6 months.
In order to prepare the attendees for the event, Christina Hughes, VP of Medical and Scientific Affairs for Medical Exchange International and Sloka Iyengar, Healthcare Consultant for Boston Strategic Partners will host two live webinars prior to MedComm Speed Networking. The first webinar introduces the career path broadly and the different areas of medical communication PhDs can work in.
The second will prepare you for the speed networking event. It will also focus on how to tailor a resume for medical communications and the interview process, including the writing test that interviewees have to complete.
Register for Find Your MedComm Calling: Medical Writing & Communications Speed Networking
Register for MedComm 101 live webinar on March 6, 7pm
Register for Applying for a Medical Writer Position live webinar on March 13, 7pm

Job board at BioNJ
See this link for jobs posted specific for iJOBS trainees

February 2018

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.
You can read articles by Yaa Haber about the benefits of shadowing as a Phase 2 iJOBS trainee, ways to improve your job search outcome, backup career plans, how to talk to your PI about your career plans, women as healthcare innovators, mental health issues in grad students, and the iJOBS workshop on project management.

Jobs at Celgene
Celgene has opened a new Car T facility and are looking to hire a couple of hundred employess, including recent MS and PhDs. For more information, click here. A list of jobs can be found at this site.

Internships at Genentech
One of our current students, Pooja Khanna was an intern at Genentech last summer and writes about her experience. " I was an intern at Genentech this past summer in South San Francisco. My specific role was in the PTPK department working on a project related to the pharmacokinetic properties of the large biologics the company had developed for neuroscience indications. Genentech runs a large internship program, there were over 500 people last summer, the majority of whom were undergraduates but there were some graduate students as well. The company went above and beyond with a constant stream of intern activities and trips as well as incredibly useful talks from their recruiters on how to optimize your resume and LinkedIn profile to be competitive for a job in industry. As interns we also had access to one-on-one sessions for career advice in addition to these talks. The highlight of my summer were an intern trip to Yosemite and a large summer concert Genentech sponsors every year for its employees at Levi's Stadium in SF.

The company has cutting edge research as well as a very welcoming work environment. I reached out to the Vice President of the entire Development team last summer and she made the time to meet with me. An intern friend of mine scheduled a phone call with the CFO of Genentech while he was walking his dog. These unique opportunities to gain career advice from leaders in the field were very meaningful. The internship was not just a networking opportunity but also a way to connect and make friends with interns who have similar interests as well as to learn about science in a company that emphasizes research and is consistently ranked at the top of its field." Please see attached for presentation about internship. Pooja can answer questions at poojak@gsbs.rutgers.edu.

Opportunity to attend Association of Women in Science event
iJOBS is sponsoring a table at the Association for Women in Science event on March 29 from 6-8pm in Princeton. We have space for 8 attendees so please let me know if you are interested. Prominent scientists will be present from the state and recognized for their achievements. If you would like one of the spots, please email janet.alder@rutgers.edu

Job as Scientific Support Specialist at PromoCell
They are seeking for our in-house technical support team two home-based Scientific Support Specialists for the US – one position on the East Coast and one on the West Coast, each with close proximity to a major airport. In this position you will be responsible for the technical support of PromoCell´s product lines in the US, as well as building and maintaining client relationships. The position requires strong technical skills, with hands-on experience in mammalian cell culture. You will be a key member of a multi-functional team including Sales, Marketing, Research & Development, Quality Management, & Trade Compliance with the overall aim of achieving marketing, and revenue goals.
Key responsibilities: Direct interaction with customers for direct scientific and technical customer support, both remotely and in-field. Work closely with area managers to support the establishment and maintenance of relationships with customers and sales partners as well as the execution of marketing programs within their regions. Present material for training and sales purposes, in collaboration with R&D and in-house sales and marketing teams. Logistical coordination with in-house and external partners to ensure compliance with USFDA, USDA, and US Customs regulations.
Your profile: Ph.D. in biological sciences with a broad knowledge of cell biology methods. Able to build relationships and work effectively with business partners in diverse locations via phone/email and up to 20% travel. International travel to headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany will be required up to two times/year for training and sales meetings.
Desired qualifications: Previous laboratory work with primary cell culture. Previous technical support experience. We are willing to train candidates with the right attitude and a solid technical background.
See this link for additional information. Please send your cover letter and resume to Ms. Tobi Limke, PhD. (career@promocell.com)

Career preparation: Advice and Resources for Grad Students
Thinking about life after grad school? This workshop will tell you about NEW resources available at the School of Graduate Studies and Career Services to help you prepare for and get a job, in or outside academia. We will share advice from our own Rutgers alums who have moved on to successful careers outside academics. Lots of opportunity for your questions. The session will be led by representatives from the Grad School and Career Services. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP here. For more information, contact Ramazan Gungor.
February 20, 2018 Tuesday; 4:30pm to 6:00pm,
Busch Student Center 122 ABC, 604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Active Learning Seminar - On behalf of Dr. Martha Soto and the INSPIRE Postdoc Training programs
Active learning methods (e.g. case method, clickers, team-based learning) are designed to enhance student engagement and facilitate learning and understanding. They may be used to enhance traditional lecture or instead of it. This seminar will review several ways to do this in your teaching setting and describe advantages and disadvantages for each method.
Featured Speaker Frazier Stevenson, MD Conceptual Medical Education, New Rochelle NY. Past President of IAMSE (International Association of Medical Science Educators) Monday, February 26, 2018 at 12 p.m. Location: Room V14, RWJMS Research Tower,
Hosted by: The Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) and INSPIRE Biomedical Science Education Postdoctoral Training Program. For more information, contact: Emine Ercikan Abali, PhD at abaliem@rwjms.rutgers.edu
Please note: The presentation will be from noon to 1 p.m.There is room for some people to also attend a workshop with the speaker, from 1:30 to 3:00, lunch included. If interested in joining us for the workshop, we need a head count! Please contact Dr. Jianping Xu at jx120@rwjms.rutgers.edu.

Paving the Way for STEM Women Entrepreneurs
Are you curious about new funding opportunities?
Do you know how to protect your intellectual property?
Do you want to know about the path from discovery to commercialization?
Do you want to find out about training opportunities to improve entrepreneurship skills?
To find out join the WE STEM event, a two-day workshop: in the afternoon of Thursday March 8th, and in the morning of Friday March 9th.
Registration Deadline is February 23rd
Click here for link to event details and registration.
Please see attached flyer.

February 2018

Career in Biosafety and Safety Regulations (on behalf of Dr. Doreen Badheka and the ACA)
Jessica McCormick-Ell, PhD is a Rutgers alumna that works as the University Biosafety Officer. Dr McCormick-Ell oversees the biosafety program of BSL3 facilities of all Rutgers's campuses. Dr McCormick will give us and overview of her job and explain how her doctoral training supported her career choice. Masters and doctoral students, as well as postdocs are welcome to this event. Please register here. For more information contact Doreen Badheka
Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
New Jersey Cancer Center & Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), 205 South Orange Avenue, Room F1196, Newark, NJ 07103

Strategic Online Networking to Propel Your Career by 2Actify
Learn how to find the hidden opportunities and successfully land a job faster! Exactly how to present yourself online for your job search. What you need on your profile to attract hiring managers. How to build your network and connect with companies and professionals that can refer you to hidden job opportunities. Why Attend? 2Actify is an online coaching program that teaches a unique step-by-step process for expanding your network of professionals to build career opportunities and referrals. Watch this VIDEO to hear experiences your colleagues had as they prepare for their careers.
Thursday, January 15, 2018 from 4-5:15pm EST
Register Here for the virtual event…
Registered attendees will receive a link for webinar access before the event.

Opportunity to attend Association of Women in Science event
iJOBS is sponsoring a table at the Association for Women in Science event on March 29 from 6-8pm in Princeton. We have space for 8 attendees so please let me know if you are interested. Prominent scientists will be present from the state and recognized for their achievements. If you would like one of the spots, please email janet.alder@rutgers.edu

Eagleton Institute of Policy Fellowships for Rutgers graduate students
Apply now for the 2019 Eagleton Fellowship Program - open to Rutgers graduate students in ALL schools and departments on New Brunswick, Camden and Newark campuses. Stipends and tuition remission awards available! This one-year interdisciplinary certificate program allows Fellows learn about real-world American politics, government, and public affairs, while connecting the fellowship experience to academic field of study. Application deadline is March 23rd. Eagleton has offered these prestigious fellowships since its inception in 1956.
WHY APPLY?

  • stipend and tuition remission awards available
  • interdisciplinary program open to Rutgers graduate student in all schools and departments on New Brunswick, Camden and Newark campuses
  • participate at any point during your graduate studies: one-year certificate program lets you continue working towards your graduate degree without interruption
  • highly selective program with an insider’s exposure to politics and government
  • wide variety of spring placement options
  • engaging discussions about politics and government in small weekly seminars in an informal setting
  • opportunities to participate in special events with great food
  • direct access to practitioners and a network of more than 1,900 Eagleton alumni in state and national politics and government and beyond
  • career counseling and job placement assistance
APPLY ONLINE TODAY!
Visit the Eagleton website for more details at http://go.rutgers.edu/EagletonFellow

Women in STEM: Med-Tech Innovators (on behalf of Dr. Kristen Labazzo)
Rutgers Biomedical Engineering Medical Device Development Center and the Healthcare Institute of New Jersey for the first in their Spring series of educational panels and seminars! February 27 from 4 pm - 6 pm (followed by networking). To register, click here.

  • Theresa Scheuble, Director R&D, Janssen
  • Marion van Werven-Franssen, Sr. Director, Continuous Improvement and Innovation, Janssen
  • Janet Burpee, CEO, Burpee Medsystems

Paving the Way for STEM Women Entrepreneurs
Do you know how to protect your intellectual property? Do you want to learn more about the path from discovery to commercialization? Are you curious about the opportunities for funding and training to improve entrepreneurship skills? To find out join the WE STEM event in the afternoon of Thursday March 8th and the morning of Friday March 9th. Register early! Seating is limited. We expect to have a waiting list. For event details and registration: WE STEM Event Registration. If you have any questions, contact Natalie Batmanian (nbr@rutgers.edu).

Job board at BioNJ
Please click here to see recent job postings for fresh PhDs and postdocs.

January 2018

Postdoc at Merck
As a postdoctoral fellow in Predictive and Clinical Immunogenicity research you will work with a highly collaborative team of scientists from Immunology basic research and development, you will design, plan and implement novel experiments/assays exploring the immunogenicity of biologics, vaccines and personalized vaccine peptides. You will focus on exploring the parameters that influence immunogenicity in clinical trials.

  • Employing complex in vitro model systems to address specific question related to immunogenicty
  • Using cellular and molecular biology to dissect observations
  • Use of in Silico tools to address immunogenicity risks
  • PhD in Immunology or Microbiology with less than 3 years of Postdoctoral Experience or achieved a Ph.D. by Spring/Summer of 2018
  • Skilled in In Vitro PBMC assays
  • Experience in FACS analysis
  • Experience in Cellular Immunology
Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Ability to design experiments, interpret and track results, and utilize this information to enable assay development
  • Strong history of publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Bioanalytical experience, ELISA, Luminex, MSD
  • Cell signaling, Signal transduction techniques, WB
  • Molecular biology, bioinformatics, genomics experience
  • Click here to apply online

Jobs at Healthcare Consultancy Group
The companies of the Healthcare Consultancy Group (HCG) are always looking to meet talented people grounded in science, marketing, medicine, digital, creative and interactive communications. Our medical and scientific team, an incredibly accomplished group of PhDs and MDs, translate complex science into impactful and meaningful communications. In our company, you can utilize your advanced scientific knowledge to help develop sound, strategic, and insightful content for our clients. You will thrive with us because you will always be learning and we will work closely with you to guide your career growth.
We currently have immediate opportunities in our CT and NY Offices! If you are interested in pursuing a career in medical communications, please email your resume to Denia Talavera, HR Manager at dtalavera@hcg-int.com
Opportunities hiring immediately:

  • Scientific Associate – Chameleon Communications, New York, NY /Iselin, New Jersey
  • Medical Associate – Health Science Communications, New York, NY
  • Medical Associate – The Scienomics Group, Greenwich, CT/ San Francisco, CA

Job at MTF Biologics
Assist with the development of products, processes and packaging within the MTF Design Control System. Provide technical support for scale-up of process, product and packaging development activities for transition from R&D to Manufacturing. Participate in surgeon handling labs and in vivo studies conducted at University sites or contract laboratories.

  1. Develop mechanical, physical, chemical or biologic test methods and test protocols; perform tests and record information; provide reports required to meet Design Control requirements.
  2. Assist with the development of products, processes and packaging within the MTF Design Control System.
  3. Generate statistical summaries and reports from collected data along with submission of Lab Experiment reports that are approved in the corporate documentation management system.
  4. Perform record keeping for all experiments and research activities in compliance with GLP and design Control guidelines.
  5. Plan and execute Design of Experiment (DOE) activates to establish product or process specifications.
  6. Participate in the development of processes for new products including process design and equipment procurement.
  7. Provide technical support for scale-up of process, product and packaging development activities for transition from R&D to Manufacturing.
  8. Prepares samples and documents for biocompatibility and animal studies
  9. Prepares prototypes for handling and cadaver labs on or off-site associated with gaining surgeon or distribution partner input.
  10. Participate in surgeon handling labs and in vivo studies conducted at University sites or contract laboratories.
  11. Participates in patent review of prior art.
  12. Assist on special projects and perform additional duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering discipline (e.g. Mechanical, Biomedical, Chemical, Materials Science, Tissue Engineering)
  • Up to 3 years experience with Bachelor’s Degree or Up to 1 year of experience with Master’s Degree.
  • In lieu of any work experience, internship or Co-OP experience. Experience working in a laboratory environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, and basic statistical analysis.
  • Knowledge of CAD design software associated with solid modeling and drafting.
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture, tissue engineering, biomaterials preferred.
  • Experience in biochemical assays (developing protocols, performing assays)
  • For more information click here or contact Meeta Gidwani mgidwani28@gmail.com

January 2018

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Fatu Badiane Markey about her experience as an Eagleton Institute of Politics Fellow and her internship in the NJ State House. She also has given great advice about writing abstracts, introductions, and results.

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Michelle Favre who took the Communicating Science class last year and for her capstone project in that class prepared an undergrad lecture under the mentorship of Rutgers alumna Tara Cominski. Michelle just landed a job as an Adjunct Professor at Ramapo College!

Strategic Alliance Intern – Corporate Engagement
The Office of Corporate Engagement, a unit within the Rutgers Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED), is seeking a part-time Strategic Alliance Intern. The Intern’s primary responsibility will be supporting discussions with industry partners focused on establishing funded research projects with Rutgers PIs. The intern will respond to partnering interests of industry R&D decision makers, work closely with Rutgers faculty and staff, and liaise with other Rutgers offices that manage pre/post award matters, including groups working on intellectual property, licensing and sponsored contracts. This is a temporary position with a projected start date of February 15, 2018. The ideal candidate is a PhD candidate toward the end of her/his candidacy who, with the permission of her/his PI advisor, can dedicate at least 20 hours a week over a four-month period. The Intern will be exposed to industry offices dedicated to business development, strategic alliances and open innovation activities.
To apply, please send your resume to Jaimie Testai at myrkalja@ored.rutgers.edu.

2018 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition: (Flyer attached) Apply for the Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition on April 15th, 2018 at the Johns Hopkins Campus in Baltimore, Maryland. Open to all student-led teams from around the world that have designed health-related solutions. Multiple cash prizes awarded! Submissions are due February 19, 2018. Competition Website
Project must be focused on a healthcare application:

  1. Innovations for both high-resource settings and global health applications are eligible
  2. Device, hardware, and digital solutions are eligible
  3. Project must have been started after January 1st, 2015
  4. Project must be driven by full-time students:
  5. Ph.D./Postdoc research projects and projects that have utilized significant research funding (>$100k) are ineligible
  6. Projects that are not run by full-time students are ineligible. For example, projects run by startup companies or faculty are ineligible.
  7. Eligible full-time students include those working towards undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and professional degrees (MBA, MD, etc.).

Rutgers Design and Prototyping Workshop Monday, Feb 26. 7:00 – 8:30 PM - Academic Building East - Room AB 4400; 15 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Free for students and Alum. Join Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) Instructor Connie Pascal and UX Designer Victoria Kulikowski to learn the basics of Design Thinking and how to use the User Interface prototyping tool Indigo Studio from Infragistics. Indigo Studio is used by companies such as JP Morgan, Chase, Fujitsu, Amex, Bloomberg and Prudential. There is space for about 20 - 25 additional attendees – For more information and to register click here.

Bell Labs Internship Program Research Area: Physiological Communications
Seeking highly-motivated, talented and enthusiastic graduate students to take part in this year’s Bell Labs Summer Internship Program at Murray Hill, NJ. This is a 10-week paid internship, ideally for graduate students and post-docs (or exceptional undergraduates with research experience). Based on performance, candidates will also be considered for full-time employment. Students will have the opportunity to learn and work with world experts, while contributing to the on-going efforts with their expertise and experience in a classical Bell Labs-style setting. Education Requested: Must be pursuing a degree in Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Microbiology or Nanotechnology from an accredited college/university. Experience with biosensing, optical sensing, bio/nano-materials, microfluidics, cell culture and/or electronics is a major plus. Please CLICK HERE to apply today! See attached flyer. For any questions of concern, please contact: Dr. Shreyas Shah (shreyas.shah@nokia-bell-labs.com).

Postdoc at J&J in Skin Biology and BioDelivery
Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products Worldwide Division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. is recruiting for a Postdoc, Skin Biology & BioDelivery to be located in Skillman, NJ. The Skin Biology & BioDelivery team is an upstream Discovery and Enabling Programs team within the Global Skin Care Innovation Platforms group. The team is charged with identifying novel biological targets and breakthrough technologies to provide skin care benefits, evaluating cell signaling mechanisms in order to understand MOA’s for key technologies and developing innovative in-vitro models and assays to assess the functional benefits of technologies and product propositions for skin care benefits. The individual is expected to lead multiple projects, collaborating internally and externally to develop and apply novel in-vitro models and assays, with a primary focus to enable the validation and understanding of MOA’s of key technologies, the assessment of functional effects of technologies and products to predict clinical performance, as well the creation of in vitro scientific support for priority new and differentiated product propositions. The individual will be expected to present data to internal cross-functional teams and have the opportunity to present at scientific meetings and publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

  • A minimum of a Ph.D. with skin biology, molecular biology, cell biology, bioengineering. 1+ year experience is highly preferred.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States and not require future sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H1-B status) now or in the future.
  • Solid working knowledge of skin biology/biochemistry pathways, hands-on experience in current techniques including in-vitro assays and models is required.
  • High throughput sequencing and data analysis experience highly preferred
  • High throughput screening and automation experience is desired
  • Professional scholarly activity (e.g. conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, patents, etc.), and prior industrial or post-doctoral experience is highly preferred
  • This position is based in Skillman, NJ. Requisition ID: 0136180118. For more information, click here.

Catalyst Conversations for Undergraduate EducatorsThe American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology invites you to participate in the Catalyst Conversations for Undergraduate Educators workshop. The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Montclair State University in Montclair, N.J. During this workshop, educators will exchange ideas about teaching practices in biochemistry and molecular biology. Participants will have an opportunity to give short “chalk talks,” share instructional materials and have discussions about implementing new ideas into their own teaching. Presentations will be programmed based on the abstracts submitted so we strongly encourage everyone to submit their abstracts early.

Abstract submission deadline – Feb. 17, 2018. Registration deadline – Feb. 24, 2018 (Registration is limited). This workshop is free and open to all undergraduate biochemistry and molecular biology educators, including faculty, postdocs and graduate students. To learn more, view the program and register, visit the workshop website.

BioNJ Talent Networks
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January 2018

Congratulations to Zakiya Qualls who was selected to blog for the NIH BEST website and has published 5 blogs to date! You can read them here: September, October, November, December, January.

Data science contractor for neurodegenerative disease research at the NIH
As a result of previous work/research, the Laboratory of Neurogenetics (LNG), National Institute on Aging (NIA) needs supplemental personnel qualified to integrate genetic, imaging and clinical data into complex machine learning models. Additionally, this is area of work will need computer infrastructure development for data collection, management and analytics that cannot be addressed by current LNG staff.

  • Perform state of the art data science to meet the goals of the LNG.
  • Provide state of the art statistical and computing advice to staff, postdoctoral scientists, visiting scientists and other trainees.
  • Perform extensive independent research that focuses on the statistical analysis of molecular genetics and genomic data; collaborate with researchers from around the world.
  • Lead the analysis of genotype and multi-dimensional phenotype data.
  • Develop cloud-based analytic pipelines to improve the productivity of the laboratory for long-term research gains.
  • Identify next generation framework and solutions to the management and analysis of massive scale data produced and used within LNG.
  • Deliver presentations to international audiences in the field of data science and neurodegeneration.
  • Prepare technical reports detailing the methodological approach and results of analyses.
  • Draft and complete manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed scientific journals
The anticipated performance is for one 12-month base period of performance from January 11, 2018 to January 10, 2019.
For more information, please click here. If you are interested, please email janet.alder@rutgers.edu.

Editing and Publishing Science Associate at Research Institute for Fragrance Materials

  • Assisting the editor-in-chief with the overall process for editing and publishing of RIFM Fragrance Ingredient Safety Assessments
  • Contributing to the work of writing and editing scientific documents
  • Assisting with the timely preparation of all manuscripts and responses to reviewer comments
  • Serving as the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials associate editor to maintain a high-quality written scientific output.
For additional details, see attached. If you are interested, please forward CV to Anne Marie Api, PhD, VP Human Health Service, amapi@rifm.org

Funding and Launching a University Biotech Spin-Off
Featuring leaders of Biotech Academic Spin-offis in NJ. Biotech leaders will tell their story and provide guidance and recommendations on landing and funding their academic biotech spin-off. Hosted by Rutgers and NJ Economic Development Authority CCIT Biotech Incubator and BioNJ
Thursday Jan 25 from 5-7pm at Rutgers Visitors Center
For more information and to register, click here.

January 2018

Congratulations to SciPhD trainee Trevan Locke who got a job at the American Association for Cancer Research as a Scientific Program Administrator focused on Regulatory Science and Policy in their D.C. policy office.

Rutgers I-CORPS Site Program for aspiring entrepreneurs
Rutgers is actively recruiting STEM-based teams with University-owned and student-owned innovations from all campuses across Rutgers. Teams must include an Entrepreneurial Lead (typically a student) and at least one other member, either an Academic Lead (typically a faculty member) or a Business Mentor (industry expert). The goal is to help teams explore technology commercialization pathways for their technologies. Teams will receive up to $2500 for reimbursable expenses related to Customer Discovery.
We invite your team to apply for our first upcoming cohort during the Spring semester 2018 using the online application by clicking here. If accepted, we expect your full participation in the lectures, customer discovery interviews, and delivery of short team presentations for the duration of the cohort. The application deadline is January 31st, 2018.
During the 4-session program (see dates below), classroom instruction time will focus on Steve Blank’s Lean Startup methodologies and Alex Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas, along with short class presentations. Teams are expected to conduct 20+ customer interviews during the 5-week period with weekly presentations of their findings and their future plans. Through class lectures, videos, and evidence-based entrepreneurship, we will support your team in identifying the value of your research to potential customers in the real world, to help you craft a plan forward. The following dates for this upcoming Spring 2018 cohort on New Brunswick Campus are:

  • Tuesday, February 27, 9am – 1pm
  • Tuesday, March 6, 9am – 1pm
  • Tuesday, March 20, 9am – 1pm
  • Tuesday, March 27, 9am – 1pm
If the timing of this 1st Cohort does not fit your schedule, please be aware that Rutgers will have multiple cohorts over the 5-year grant period with a goal of assisting 30 teams per year. By participating in the Rutgers I-Corps Site Program, you become part of the National Innovation Network and position your team for more commercialization success with eligibility for the NSF I-Corps National program, SBIR/STTR Awards, or additional follow-on funding from incubators or investors.
If you have any questions or need assistance with your team, please contact us at i-corps@ored.rutgers.edu.

Positions for current grad students and postdocs as Science Writing Associates at NY Academy of Sciences
The New York Academy of Sciences is pleased to announce the continuation of its Science Writing Associates Program, which gives New York metropolitan area graduate students and postdocs the opportunity to build their writing skills and credentials. Each Associate will attend up to three Academy symposia in their area of expertise and will contribute a 1200-1500 word event summary for each symposium, to be featured in the eBriefings on the Academy’s website: https://www.nyas.org/news-and-publications/?filter=eBriefings. Associates will also submit ideas for social sharing to promote each eBriefing they write. eBriefings are unique multimedia presentations that include meeting summaries written by science writers and scientists, a selection of speakers’ slides and audio, and links to other related information. This material is valuable to specialists as well as to the general scientific community worldwide. eBriefings are viewed by approximately 10,000 visitors to our website each month and are also shared extensively on social media.
Science Writing Associates will be credited with authorship of the eBriefing and will receive $150.00 per symposium for their contribution. All symposia will take place at our conference center in New York City. Areas of coverage include: Life Sciences, Environmental Science and Nutrition; and Science Education, Professional Development, and Public Policy.
REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Masters, PhD, or postdoctoral program and have expertise in one of the areas of coverage outlines above. Demonstrated broad scientific perspective and experience with scientific writing a plus. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and must have permission to do off-campus work for payment. Non-U.S. students must submit an I-20 form completed by your school/university that authorizes you to work off-campus.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must include a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. Priority Deadline: Monday-January 15, 2018.The application, submitted as a single PDF or Microsoft Word file, should contain: (i) your resume, (ii) a letter describing your area of research expertise and writing experience, (iii) a 500-word summary of the science presentations (details below), and (iv) two suggested tweets that might encourage users to read your summary on social media.
NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES EBRIEFING WRITING TEST Please choose assignment A, B, or C. Each assignment includes links to media recordings of past Academy presentations. Please watch the videos and write a 500-word summary of the content. In addition to an explanation of the science, the summary should provide context and relate the individual presentations to the major theme of the conference.
Select an assignment in the field most closely related to the subject(s) you would like to write about for the Academy. Note: Your 500-word summary should discuss all the presentations in the assignment. When you are finished with your 500-word summary, please also write 2 suggested tweets that would encourage social media users to read your summary.
Assignment A: Life Sciences Assignment B: Environmental Science and Nutrition Assignment C: Science Education, Career, and Public Policy For details of assignments, click here

Job as Manager of Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
This role serves as an alliance manager and industry liaison in support of the efforts of Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) to support new company creation from intellectual property coming from Johns Hopkins University. Responsibilities include alliance management for a multi-year collaboration -“Bluefield” - with a large healthcare investment company, organizing meetings with relevant stakeholders, managing agreements, and inbound and outbound business development efforts as they pertain to licensing and business development related to the Bluefield collaboration.
Specific duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages Bluefield collaboration and agreements including overseeing deliverables and maintaining partnerships.
  • Organizes all matters relating to Bluefield including scheduling and managing committee meetings within the University, ensuring compliance with all aspects of the alliance agreements, and overseeing the completion of any required third party agreements to support the research.
  • Tracks administrative matters relating to the RFPs for projects and research programs, once launched.
  • Leads the sourcing of technologies and research programs to be presented as potential research projects for Bluefield.
  • Manages complex intellectual property and technology transfer tasks including developing programming for Bluefield and business development events.
Preferred Qualifications: PhD in life sciences or an MBA strongly preferred. Other advance degrees or combinations with directly related industry experience will also be considered.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to make independent judgments and act on decisions on a daily basis and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the functional area.
  • Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Experience with Salesforce preferable.
  • Experience with various software applications (e.g. spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical and graphic packages), to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of industry and University employees.
  • Highly organized, resourceful, and detail oriented.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus. Job Req ID: 5709-BluefieldDF. Please send resume and cover letter to - Jorge Aquino - jorge.aquino@jhu.edu

December 2017

Get Volunteer Consulting Experience with Huron Consulting
Sidnee Pinho at Huron Consulting is working on a major consulting project and would like some volunteer graduate students or postdocs to help out. Huron is working on its own strategic plan and there are a number of strategic initiatives that need analytic support. It’s not life sciences specific, but it’s overall strategy and great business experience in the consulting market. Please contact Sidnee Pinho if you are interested: spinho@huronconsultinggroup.com

Free NIH Course in Principles and Practice of Clinical Research
iJOBS has registered as a remote host of this online class that is open now to all iJOBS trainees. The NIH Clinical Center's Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) course trains registrants on how to effectively and safely conduct clinical research. The course focuses on the spectrum of clinical research and the research process by highlighting biostatistical and epidemiologic methods, study design, protocol preparation, patient monitoring, quality assurance, ethical and legal issues, and much more. This course will be of interest to physicians, scientists, medical and dental students, nurses, public health professionals, and others conducting or planning a career in clinical research.
For more information on the course, click here and to register as part of the Rutgers site, click here
Deadline to register is December 29

Job as Research Associate for Cell Sciences Lab Work FT (Princeton, NJ; Union County, NJ)
There is an immediate opening for a highly-motivated and energetic research scientist to join the Reagents team in Evotec US. Evotec Reagents is a growing business unit delivering high quality materials to the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industry. Overall Responsibilities and Tasks: ● Production cell culture using the CompacT robotic platform to provide flasks and/or plates of cells to support weekly compound screening needs for several programs. ● Routine manual cell culture using sterile techniques, including cell line maintenance, cell plating, bulk cell preparations, frozen cell banks, membrane preparations, etc ●.Molecular biology techniques, including transient transfections. Contact: Thomas.Acton@evotec.com (see attached posting)

Job or Postodoc Position as Computational Data Scientist
A computational data scientist or postdoc position is available immediately in Dr. Ron Do’s lab. The Do lab is in the Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. Dr. Do’s lab focuses on determining the genetic and biological bases of complex disease. The group pursues these interests by utilizing approaches from statistical genetics, population genetics, human genetics and genetic epidemiology.
The term for this position is for 2 years with possibility of an extension depending on successful progress and available funding. A competitive salary, benefits and travel opportunities will be offered commensurate with experience and qualifications.
1. Candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent doctorate in Human Genetics, Statistical Genetics, Population Genetics, Statistics, Bioinformatics, or a related discipline.
2. Candidates should have proficiency in programming (e.g. Perl or Python) and statistical computing (e.g. R).
3. Candidates should have a track record of scientific productivity and/or leadership.
Please send inquiries via email to ron.do@mssm.edu (see attached posting)

Internships at Bristol Myers Squibb
The opportunities include limited Spring Co-Ops (Jan 20th – beginning of July) and Summer internships (Majority beginning end of May/beginning of June and ending mid-August). Interested students can utilize the attached sheet (see attached postings) for specific internship and co-op positions currently available. By clicking on the application link they are able to see a full description, as well as the specific requirements. In addition, we have a Talent Interest Link below that we ask students to apply to as we push out new positions to anyone that has submitted their information to the below: Talent Community

Becton Dickinson Technology Leadership Development Program’s (TLDP)
The vision is to develop future leaders of BD’s R&D organization by providing TLDP associates with broad and deep technical assignments across BD. The program consists of three successively more challenging assignments that can span multiple businesses and / or locations within the Company. These assignments are designed to strengthen technical depth and leadership skills. A personalized and dynamic career path is sculpted for each TLDP associate with the influence of senior R&D leaders and your personal skills and interests.
Qualifications: PhD, MD or research-based thesis MS degree, with appropriate technical depth, in life sciences or engineering fields, such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, systems engineering, software engineering, biomedical engineering, digital health, chemical engineering, chemistry, biology and related fields.
Program Features:

  • Custom-designed rotational assignments guided by participant’s input, resulting in a fluid, flexible and dynamic career development experience
  • Assignments focused on developing each participant’s domain expertise, leadership abilities, cross-functional skills and business acumen
  • Assignments spanning multiple locations and BD businesses within key research and development facilities such as Franklin Lakes, NJ; Baltimore, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; San Diego, CA; San Jose, CA; Sandy, UT; and Vernon Hills, IL
For more information contact TLDP_recruiters@bd.com (see attached posting)

Job as Bioinformatics Scientist at at Admera Health (Genewiz)
Location: South Plainfield, NJ
Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with bench scientists, comprehend project objectives, and evaluate and provide informatics solutions.
  • Develop and implement bioinformatics analyses, applications, and workflows to expand our genomics and bioinformatics capabilities
  • Integrate statistical analysis to project design and data interpretations
  • Maintain and improve back-end of cloud-based genomic interpretation system
  • Manipulate publicly accessible, commercial, or proprietary genomic, clinical-related databases
  • Improve user interfaces to bioinformatics software and databases
  • Work closely with IT specialists to build robust infrastructure
Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or other related disciplines with 0-2 years of experience required
  • High programming proficiency in R, Python highly desired
  • Essential knowledge of key biological processes and NGS technology desired.
  • Must be able to analyze NGS data
  • Cloud computing experience highly desired (Amazon web service experience a plus
  • Concrete bioinformatics skills in analysis of data from various omic platforms
  • Experience in building NGS data analysis pipeline
  • Experience in web interface (web frontend) development. Familiarity with bootstrap and python web frameworks like Django/Web2py is a plus
  • Strong background in software development on Linux system
To apply, click here. For more information, contact Herling Domena herling.domena@GENEWIZ.com (see attached posting)

Job as Technical Application Scientist at Genewiz Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) team
Location: South Plainfield, NJ
Responsibilities:

  • Communicate project requirements, status, and deadlines with customers and internal teams
  • Design and execute customer care workflows
  • Promote NGS business by visiting prospective and current customers, attending vendor shows and conferences, and providing technical webinars and poster presentations
  • Assist Marketing with various initiatives to improve value propositions, brand awareness, and market share
  • Train Sales, Marketing, and PM on NGS services and solutions
  • Work with various internal teams to provide customers with superior pre-sale consultation and after-sale technical support
Qualifications:
  • PhD in Biological Sciences preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Next Generation Sequencing, both wet and dry lab, required
  • 2+ years of hands-on Next Generation Sequencing experience, both wet and dry lab, preferred
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, customer-oriented environment
  • Willing and able to travel overnight (up to 50%)
To apply, click here. For more information, contact Herling Domena herling.domena@GENEWIZ.com (see attached posting)

Postdoc in Genotoxicity, Phototoxicity, Photoallergy, Toxicology at Research Institute for Fragrance Materials
These positions assist in the support of global efforts to assess fragrance materials and their toxicology assessment on the endpoints mentioned above on behalf of RIFM and its industry members. Responsibilities include project and program management within specific areas of research and testing, data management, regulatory support to industry members, committee interaction, and support and development of publications. Qualifications: PhD in Toxicology, Chemistry, or Biology and Familiarity with relational databases Responsibilities:

  • Human Health Data Management and Risk Assessment
    • Develop risk assessments for specific toxicology endpoints
    • Assist in refining in silico tools
    • Provide data assessments
    • Database QA/QC - develop standard and consistent data entry for ease of use for staff and members
    • Respond to database related questions from membership
  • Test Program Management
    • Select, procure, and monitor for specific toxicology endpoint toxicology studies at contract laboratories
  • Organize and manage peer-review publication efforts to include
    • Writing and editing papers for publication
    • Corresponding with journal editors/publishers
    • Presenting data at international scientific meetings
Please forward a Letter of Interest, including salary requirements, and CV electronically to: amapi@rifm.org or smanzi@rifm.org (see attached posting)

15 positions for PhDs in various aspects of structural and adhesion biology for VIral and BacteRial Adhesins (ViBrANT)
This is an EU ITN (innovative Training Network), with positions in both academia and industry, and spanning all the way from Portugal to Finland, The closing date for applications is January 4th. Information about the network and the application forms are available here. These are well-funded positions in leading labs around Europe, and available to students worldwide. The only major stipulations are: (1) you must move country and (2) you may not have been working as a researcher for more than four years after your first degree. For more information, contact Adrian Goldman adrian.goldman@HELSINKI.FI.

Data Science Fellowship
The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session. New York City, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Boston, Washington, DC. Dates: All sections will be from 2018-03-26 to 2018-05-18. To apply, click here.

Calling all entrepreneurs
If you are interested in starting your own business either now or in the future, you could definitely benefit from feedback and support from your peers and advisors. Tyreek Houston, a Masters Student in the School of Communications and Informatics has created a survey to gauge the interest in forming an Innovation and Entrepreneurship student organization here at Rutgers.
Tyreek has the support of Assistant Dean Dr. Stroeger from the Business School and Associate Director Lori Dars from the Office of Research and Economic Development who will act as advisors to the group.
Please take a moment to fill out the short survey included in the link below so that Tyreek can gather support and learn the needs of those interested in entrepreurship. The survey should only take a minute to complete.

Job as Neuroimaging Analyst at Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center
The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center is seeking a full-time neuroimaging analyst to work with research faculty and imaging scientists to develop and implement imaging pipelines and analytical protocols for a large NIH-funded research portfolio. The analyst will be responsible for independently analyzing complex, multi-subject, multi-level neuroimaging datasets and training others in neuroimaging analysis. Experience should be in imaging science or related fields (e.g., biomedical engineering, computer science, biophysics, neuroscience, psychology or related discipline).

  • Requires familiarity with imaging software programs and operating systems
  • Requires programming skills in MATLAB, Python, or Unix/Linux
  • Scientific computing skills and experience with FSL and FreeSurfer are highly desired
  • Skills in structural morphometric analysis, multivariate analysis, biostatistical analysis approaches to the research data, in addition to other analytical approaches (which are continually being developed/updated)
To apply, please email Dr. Angela Jefferson (angela.jefferson@vanderbilt.edu) with a cover letter detailing your interest in this position, your resume or CV, and contact information. List the Job ID 1709545 in the subject of your email. Please also apply to the position through Vanderbilt’s HR website searching for Job ID 1709545.

November 2017

Congratulations iJOBS SciPhD trainee Aamani Rupakula who got a job at Colgate-Palmolive s a Research Scientist in the Clinical Research Department-Oral Health Care Division working on the Oral Microbiome. iJOBS had a site visit to Colgate today!

Board Certification in Medical Affairs (BCMAS)
We have already offered this special deal once to iJOBS trainees and are offering it again now. If you planning on going into Medical Affairs which is a growing area in industry for PhDs and are willing to pay around $600 to take the online certification course, please email janet.alder@rutgers.edu. People who are interested in becoming a Medical Science Liaison or going into Medical Information might consider this certificate. You must be a PhD, PharmD, MD or DO or enrolled in one of those degree programs to be eligible. The program consists of 20 Different Modules. A final exam with at least an 80% passing rate is required to achieve board certification. The exam consists of approximately 90 questions. It is offered worldwide via Online Proctoring by a testing provider. The entire program is Online & Self-Paced. Maintenance Required (Recertification every 5 years). It typically takes several months to complete the program. Feedback from the first cohort of iJOBS trainees who did the program is to do it close to when you are going to be looking for a job. To learn more go to www.medicalaffairsspecialist.org.

Free NIH Course in Principles of Clinical Pharmacology
iJOBS has registered as a remote host of this online class that is open now to all iJOBS trainees. The NIH Clinical Center's "Principles of Clinical Pharmacology" course is a lecture series covering the fundamentals of clinical pharmacology as a translational scientific discipline focused on rational drug development and utilization in therapeutics. The course focuses on the following core principles of pharmacology: pharmacokinetics; drug metabolism and transport; drug therapy in special populations; assessment of drug effects; drug discovery and development; pharmacogenomics and pharmacotherapy.
For more information on the course, click here and to register as part of the Rutgers site, click here.

Rutgers Student Alumni Career Connect
The Student-Alumni Career Connect is an online database of Rutgers alumni willing to provide career advice. Search alumni by major, career cluster, industry, location, and more to learn about their career paths. Expand your vision of the options open to Rutgers graduates, contact alumni for career advice, and network your way to success! This system is open to students and alumni.
rutgers.peoplegrove.com

Scientist I at Genewiz in the Technical Support team
This position is a non-bench role that works closely with customers and the lab in order to effectively manage the customer interaction with GENEWIZ in South Plainfield, NJ.
Responsibilities:

  • Proactively manage workflow for key accounts including complaints, sales, trending
  • Design customized troubleshooting strategies for customers and perform in-depth e-mail communication with customers
  • Perform new customer follow up and repeat analysis
  • Develop quality trending metrics and establish systems for team members to maintain
  • Create and coordinate interdepartmental projects
  • Communicate with customers by phone and e-mail in a friendly and professional manner and redirect when necessary
  • Mentor new members to the Technical Support team
Qualifications:
  • PhD in Life Sciences or equivalent years of related experience required
  • 4+ years of previous lab work experience required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; both verbal and written are essential
  • Closely follow Standard Operating Protocol (SOP)
To apply, click here and see attached. For more information, contact Herling Domena herling.domena@GENEWIZ.com

Biological Asset Management Scientist at GSK
Preferred qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience with biological sample management preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience working with human and non-human biological samples
  • Practical knowledge of tissue culture and cellular/molecular biology techniques.
Details:
We are seeking a highly-motivated scientist to work in the Discovery Supply and Sample Management department within the Platform Technology & Science (PTS) division of R&D to support activities across multiple therapeutic areas.
The position will reside within the PTS Discovery Supply department and be part of a dedicated BioAssets team working with an integrated and cross disciplined group of chemical and biological scientists as well as IT and Automation specialists. Specific responsibilities will include maintaining GSK’s biologic asset inventory and processes by fulfilling requests, preserving new deposits of plasmids, viruses, strains, cell lines, iPSCs and replenishing these biologic assets in a timely manner. This position will take ownership of weekly testing for mycoplasma and sterility and the monthly cell line authentication tests. This position will assume accountability to fulfill BioCat requests as needed and ensure biologicals are properly delivered/shipped to customers in a timely manner. Be diligent to track all progress using the departmental queues and maintain transparency in terms of workload and timelines. The selected candidate will be required to maintain their relevant electronic laboratory notebook and ensure biologic archiving information is complete and accurate throughout the year. Lastly, the selected candidate will work with other scientists using new automated freezer systems to transfer samples and organize in an effective manner while continuously looking for ways to simplify processes and organize samples and information.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Acquire, supply, process and archive biological samples, ensuring adherence to ethical & regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure biological sample inventories and databases are accurate, complete and up-to-date.
  • Play a role in developing and implementing new technologies crucial to the Biological Sample Management operation in order for the facility to maintain its scientific and technological edge.
Application closing date: Friday 15th December 2017. Click here to learn more about the position or contact Sara Misenko, iJOBS alum at sarah.misenko@rutgers.edu. Requistion ID: WD146791. Location in Collegeville, PA

Postdoc in Tumor immunology at Sloan Kettering
Tumor immunology is an exciting field and is also a good field to do a postdoc in if someone wants to transition into industry. Please see attached for details. On behalf of Tom Magaldi.

Postdoc at Jackson Laboratories
Postdoctoral Associates at JAX work with award-winning faculty in a uniquely collaborative academic research environment. JAX postdocs benefit from exceptional career development opportunities, including individualized career advising and professional skills workshops. Find out more about the postdoctoral program at JAX at jax.org/postdoc or contact them at postdoc@jax.org. You can view available Postdoctoral Associate positions online.

November 2017

On behalf of Doreen Badheka
Alumnus story: A career in teaching at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs)
Invited speaker: Melissa Baralt, Ph.D., Professor, Berkley College and Adjunct Professor, Montclair State University
Dr. Baralt will discuss curriculum development and pedagogy deriving from her 10 years of experience in teaching. She will also share insights and advises for those interested in transitioning from lab to teaching with little to no experience in coordinating classes and coursework.
Room C686, Medical Science Building, MSB, Newark, NJ
Monday, December 4, 2017, from 10:00 to 11:30 AM
RSVP here

On behalf of Doreen Badheka
Alumnus story: A career in drug safety at Pfizer
Invited speaker: Erika Cortizo, MS, MBA
Erika has extensive experience working in various branches of drug safety at Pfizer. She will share her current work experience and how the MS and MBA degrees helped her plan her future.
Room C686, Medical Science Building, MSB, Newark, NJ
Tuesday, December 19, 2017, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM
RSVP here

On behalf of Itzamarie Chevere-Torres
Project Management: Essential Skills for Success
December 14 and January 24 from 2-4pm
Session 1: We will discuss the topics of project definition and project planning with an emphasis in the differences and similarities of doing project management in an academic setting versus an industry setting.
​Session 2: We will discuss the topics of project execution and project closure with an emphasis in the differences and similarities of doing project management in an academic setting versus an industry setting
To RSVP, click here

Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity (ELBI) Fellowship
The Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellowship is an opportunity for talented career professionals to deepen their expertise, expand their network, and build their leadership skills through a series of sponsored events coordinated by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. This highly-competitive, part-time program boasts more than 100 alumni from a wide variety of organizations in government, the private sector, and academia. Together, they represent the foundation of the next generation of leaders in the biosecurity community.
Deadline Dec 22
More information about the fellowship
More information about the application process & eligibility

November 2017

Congratulations to the most recent iJOBS Phase 2 graduates that are now in Phase 3!!!! They received their iJOBS certificate of completion yesterday for their participation in: Phase 1, SciPhD workshop, course and externship/shadowing.Nathaly Salazar-Vasquez, Liping Lou, Xiaowei Zang, Prerna Nepali, Samar Alselehdar, Canan Casikara, Rucha Shah, Fanfan Wu and Jiaxin Sun.

Congratulations to the students and postdocs who each won a $50 Target gift card for completing the NIH survey that was sent to them this fall and were thus entered into the gift card raffle. If you fill out your survey you can be entered to win the next time! Ukpong Eyo, Caroline Wood, Shalini Dived, Kelley Healey, Gihoon Nah, Chao Wang, Luisa Alatorre, and Benjamin Zimmer.

Merck Research Labs (MRL) announces a Future Talent Program internship that will last 9-12 weeks.
The ADME Group within Merck evaluates the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of therapeutic small molecules, peptides and proteins in early discovery through drug development.
Project Information:
HepatoPac is an in-vitro micropatterned co-culture of primary hepatocytes (MPCCs) that displays phenotypic stability over extended period of time and has demonstrated stable expression of drug metabolizing enzymes and cannalicular efflux transporters. HepatoPac is reported to express most drug transporters with extensive bile canalicular network in a highly reproducible platform and exhibit higher levels of transporter-mediated uptake/efflux compared to sandwich cultured hepatocytes. This system is used both in-house and externally for predicting the metabolic stability of low turnover compounds, and the risk for drug-induced liver injury, but has not been explored for quantitative prediction of biliary clearance. To that end, we would like to work with an intern over the summer to evaluate the utility of HepatoPac models to predict biliary clearance of compounds with low to moderate biliary clearance.
The objectives of this work include:

  • Determine biliary excretion clearance for 6-8 compounds in rat and human HepatoPac systems and compare to sandwich cultured hepatocytes
  • Compare biliary excretion clearance measured in HepatoPac models with in vivo rat data to assess IVIVE and scaling factors
  • Using already established assays, work with West Point BA group to measure major hepatic transporter expression in HepatoPac tested and compare to other in vitro systems
By the end of the internship, the student should be able to:
  • Develop basic sample and liquid handling skills
  • Conduct transport studies in HepatoPac model
  • Prepare samples for bioanalysis
  • Analyze data to determine in vitro biliary excretion clearance
  • Develop an understanding of the rapidly evolving field of drug transporters in drug discovery and development
If you are interested in this internship, please email Dr. Xiaoyan Chu with your Cover Letter and CV. The ADME Group will begin reviewing applications in early December 2017. Email: xiaoyan_chu@merck.com

Jobs at Kashiv Pharmaceutical
See attached for job descriptions. They are hiring many new people!

For more information contact
Melissa Colucci | HR Generalist | Kashiv Pharma, LLC |
995 US HWY 202/206 | Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807 |
908.895.1544 direct |908-528-0782 cell
melissac@kashivpharma.com

Certificate programs from the Rutgers Professional Science Masters program
Certificate in Science & Technology Management - This certificate covers the business basics -- finance & accounting, communication & leadership, and project management.
Certificate is Pharmaceuticals and Clinical Trials Management - This certificate covers the basics in drug discovery, regulatory affairs and clinical trials management.
For more information about these certificates, please send email to psminfo@docs.rutgers.edu or contact us.

November 2017

To read an article in the Daily Targum about the iJOBS and Eagleton Institute for Politics event on the Opioid Crisis including our interactive exercise, click here

Full time job opportunities for PhD scientists at Health Science Communications Healthcare Consultancy Group and Chameleon US
There are a few Scientific Associate roles in the Iselin, NJ office . The role is posted here. If you are interested, email Denia Talavera your resume at DTalavera@hcg-int.com Scientific writing, editing and data analysis to support pharmaceutical, biotech, and device clients. In this role, you will develop content, including formatting, referencing, and annotation of deliverables. In each project you will have the opportunity to manage budget and timelines, while preserving high quality and accuracy standards. As the lead scientific strategist, you will engage and influence clients, create innovative deliverables and the direct project outcomes
QUALIFICATIONS
MD or PhD in biomolecular or biomedical sciences
Experience with peer review of scientific/medical publications, developing scientific manuscripts and/or slide decks from study data
Demonstrated experience of medical/scientific writing skills
SKILLS
Proficient using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, and Internet research
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Attention to detail
Effectively perform in a collaborative team structure and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Medical Device Patient Forum
Graduate students and postdocs, please join us for a VERY important medical device forum as we tell the patient story! Hear from those who work with patients, and from patients themselves, as they discuss how beneficial medical devices have been to improving health and quality of life. This is an opportunity to hear from the people that you will be helping one day with your research! To register, click here.

Opportunity for Communicating Science
The Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a video series produced by iBiology that features young scientists giving talks about their research and discoveries. It is a great chance for early career scientists interested in science communication and in sharing their work with an international audience of students, scientists, and educators. The YSS is a collaboration between the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and iBiology. Participants in the 2018 YSS must apply to be selected. U.S. and international PhD candidates or postdocs with an interesting research story are eligible to apply. Four winners will attend a multi-day workshop in San Francisco led by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, a leading organization in training scientists to give effective talks, in collaboration with iBiology. After this training, the selected scientists will record their 30-minute talks in a green screen studio, which will be posted on iBiology.org as part of a the Young Scientist Seminars. The winners will also receive a $500 honorarium. More information about the 2018 YSS and application details can be found at here. Applications will be accepted October 4 through December 10, 2017. To watch the videos of the Young Scientist Seminars please visit: bit.ly/youngscisem.
You can also find a couple of videos where winners share the lessons they learned and what the weeklong workshop looks like.

Science Internships with the Military
The ORAU Maryland Office administers the Army Research Lab Research Associateship Program (formerly the ARL Postdoctoral Program) and all ORISE Department of Defense opportunities. Aside from the "summer" opportunities, most post-graduate research appointments are scheduled to be a twelve month appointments; the renewal or continuation of the research appointment is contingent upon facility approval and upon the continued availability of funds. Renewals are offered up to one year at a time, for a total of up to five years of research participation. Most of the research opportunities will required U.S. Citizenship to access the military installations. To learn more, click here The U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) has Summer Journeyman Fellowships available for PhD students. Applications close Sunday, November 12, 2017.
Over the 2018 summer, students can participate in research at one of the Army Research Lab facilities in Aberdeen, MD, Adelphi, MD, or White Sands, NM in one of five research areas:

  • Computational & Information Sciences (May consider international students pursuing STEM degrees at U.S. institutions)
  • Human Research & Engineering (May consider international students pursuing STEM degrees at U.S. institutions)
  • Sensors & Electron Devices (May consider international students pursuing STEM degrees at U.S. institutions)
  • Vehicle Technology (U.S. Citizens ONLY)
  • Weapons & Materials (U.S. Citizens ONLY)

October 2017

Internship for PhD student or Postdoc at Genomic Prediction
Genomic Prediction is a pioneer in preimplantation genetic testing. They have developed a novel, genome-wide molecular genotyping method @SEQ for embryo biopsies. They are looking for a trainee who can code. See attached for description of the company and a coding screen that you can complete and then send to recruiting@genomicprediction.com Additional information about the position can be obtained from Laurent Tellier (laurent@genomicprediction.com)

Versatile PhD Career Development Tool
The School of Graduate Studies at Rutgers now offers free subscriptions to a new career development tool: Versatile PhD. Versatile PhD is a digital platform designed to help you learn more about the career opportunities that exist outside the tenure track. This tool demystifies non-academic professions, making it easier to explore a wide range of career paths. Visit our website to learn more about Versatile PhD and to create a free account.

On behalf of Itzamarie Chevere-Torres, PhD (Office of Postdoctoral Affairs)

Teaching Portfolio
The Teaching Portfolio is best thought of as a documented statement of a faculty member's teaching responsibilities, philosophy, goals and accomplishments as a teacher. It is a flexible document, and can be used in a number of ways, depending upon the needs and interests of the faculty member. It can be an extensive collection of information, or something much more compact and limited. The essential structure and elements to be included will be presented.

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
Time: 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location: Busch Student Center Room 116ABC
Sponsor: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Workshop presented by: Monica A. Devanas, Director of Faculty Development & Assessment Programs from Center for Teaching Advancement & Assessment Research (CTAAR)
Light refreshments will be provided. Please register by November 3.

On behalf of Doreen Badheka, PhD

Alumnus story: A career in teaching at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs)
Invited speaker: Melissa Baralt, Ph.D., Professor, Berkley College and Adjunct Professor, Montclair State University
Dr. Baralt will discuss curriculum development and pedagogy deriving from her 10 years of experience in teaching. She will also share insights and advises for those interested in transitioning from lab to teaching with little to no experience in coordinating classes and coursework.
Room C686, Medical Science Building, MSB, Newark, NJ
Monday, December 4, 2017, from 10:00 to 11:30 AM
RSVP here

Job postings on BioNJ
Click here to see jobs available this week.

October 2017

Exclusive Opportunity for iJOBS trainees to help you break into a role as a Medical Science Liaison (MSL)
iJOBS is partnering with From Science To Pharma (FSTP) to offer a discount on their online training platform. The MSL position which often is filled by a PhD level person allows you to communicate the science behind the therapeutics to key opinion leaders and to better design future scientific studies and clinical trials. In addition to the training platform, the online modules include recruitment readiness, advice on where to start, working with recruiters, and interview questions. iJOBS is supplementing the cost of the different packages and FSTP is also providing a discount for students and postdocs so you would only pay the price indicated below for the different levels.
BRONZE --> $400 - $200 from Rutgers -$100 from FSTP = $100 for the trainees
SILVER --> $500 -$200 from Rutgers -$100 from FSTP = $250 for the trainees
GOLD --> $700 -$200 from Rutgers -$150 from FSTP = $350 for the trainees
PLATINUM --> $1100 -$200 from Rutgers -$150 from FSTP = $750 for the trainees
To learn more about the MSL training platform and what each package includes, click here. To indicate interest in signing up for the program and paying your portion for the packages above, please sign up on this form.

Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Expo at Rutgers
This free event is open to all students, regardless of school, major or year. Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 5:15 in the College Avenue Student Center for:

  • Entrepreneurship Resource Expo - learn about resources for entrepreneurs and innovators including programs, classes, student groups, innovation spaces etc...
  • As seen on Shark Tank - Keynote by Philip Petracca, founder and CEO of Fizzics which raised $2 million on the season 8 Premier of Shark Tank
    • Career Panelists - Michael & Laura Dweck, co-founders of Basic Outfitters, also seen on Shark Tank
  • Tacoria - This alumni-run business will be offering samples from its menu
  • Student Pitch Competition - Earn prizes at the event
  • Start-up career expo/panel - Listen to our panel then mix and mingle with entrepreneurs/innovative companies to discuss potential opportunities/career paths
  • Social media contest - Look for Photo cut-outs on display at Student Centers and the Makerspace starting this week
  • Register today

BioNJ's Third Annual Inspiring Women in STEM Conference
Friday, December 1 from 8am-4pm in Bridgewater, NJ. The action-packed schedule features forward-thinking presentations, informative panel discussions, audience participation exercises and quality networking. This conference is more timely than ever as we find ourselves in a pivotal time for women in the workforce. From practical advice on effective ways to navigate your career to the opportunity to learn from the experiences of successful women who have traveled remarkable journeys, you will come away with valuable and actionable ideas and guidance. For agenda and registration information, click here. iJOBS is a sponsor of this event and has 4 free registrations for iJOBS trainees. If you are interested, please contact Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu).

Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2018 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching. Full eligibility information and online applications are available on our website. Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) program, and political asylees and refugees regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation
  • Individuals planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based filed of science, social science or humanities
  • Stipends:
  • Dissertation--$25,000 for one year • Postdoctoral--$45,000 for one year
  • Awardees will have expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows. Approximately 36 dissertation and 24 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded.
    Application Deadline Dates:
  • Dissertation: December 7, 2017 (5:00 PM EST) • Postdoctoral: December 7, 2017 (5:00 PM EST)
Supplementary Materials receipt deadline for submitted applications is January 9, 2018 (5:00 PM EST). For more information and to apply online, click here or email FordApplications@nas.edu

October 2017

Congratulations to iJOBS Phase 2 trainee, Frank Kung who now has a position as an Associate Medical Writer at Health and Wellness Partners

Two Postdoc Positions at Sigmovir Biosystems (on behalf of Doreen Badheka):
Sigmovir Biosystems Inc. is a Biotech Company located in Rockville, MD that has as one of its major focuses vaccine development against human respiratory viruses. We are recruiting an individual with a Ph.D degree for an NIH-funded Scientist position to work on research projects related to infection and pathogenesis of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), influenza, rhinovirus, and enterovirus. For these studies, we utilize cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus), an experimental animal model widely used for studies of vaccines and therapies against these important human pathogens. The position requires the willingness and interest of the candidate to perform animal research. The primary responsibility of the candidate will consist of designing and executing infection experiments using this animal model, obtaining and analyzing the data, and presenting the results in oral and written form. Although prior experience with cotton rats is not required, we expect the candidate to rapidly acquire the necessary skills in order to fulfill the requirements of the different projects. The selected candidate will report directly to Dr. Jorge Blanco, President of Sigmovir Biosystems Inc. Salary is commensurable with the candidate’s experience. Contact info: Dr. Jorge Blanco: j.blanco@sigmovir.com

Assistant Director for Career and Professional Development at University of Massachusetts Medical School
Housed in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), the Center for Biomedical Career Development (cBCD) supports the career and professional development of our ~700 PhD and postdoctoral biomedical trainees at UMass Medical School. In addition to offering opt-in resources and services in the areas of career and professional skills development, a cornerstone of our approach is to work with faculty to integrate career development into the fabric of the core curriculum for predoctoral and postdoctoral training. With the support of grant funding, we test for short- and long-term impacts of our approach, and disseminate our findings to help advance the field of PhD career development. The Assistant Director will teach and direct elements of these core functions, facilitate program growth in strategic areas, meet with students 1-on-1 in career counseling appointments, and contribute to strategic planning, communications, and partnership development to further the mission and growth of the cBCD.
To learn more about this position and apply, click here. In addition, applicants are encouraged to send applications directly to cynthia.fuhrmann@umassmed.edu.

Data Incubator Fellowship
Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. One of our iJOBS trainees did this fellowship last year and recommends it.
Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session. Locations include NYC among others and remote online session:
Dates: All sections will be from 2018-01-02 to 2018-02-23.
Application link, click here.

BioNJ Talent Network Jobs Board
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October 2017

Research Investigator at Bristol-Myers Squibb
A Research Investigator in the Department of Immuno- and Molecular Toxicology will be responsible for designing, justifying, developing, implementing, and conducting various molecular and cellular biology-based in vitro and ex vivo assays, as well as directing in vivo or in vitro studies that address the toxicologic and/or pharmacodynamic potential of compounds in development.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree and Postdoctoral experience in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Molecular and Cell Biology, or other related bioscience. An understanding of the immune system and immune cell signaling is preferred. Hands-on experience with molecular and cell biology techniques including experience in flow cytometry, ELISA, functional tissue and cell-based assays, nucleic acid isolation, and polymerase chain reaction. The candidate should also have experience working with animal models and in vitro tissue-based models. Please see attached for details.

September 2017

Congratulations SciPhD trainee Gangotri Dey who got an internship with the Office of Research Commercialization to learn tech transfer.

Career preparation: Advice and Resources for Grad Students organized by the School of Graduate Studies
September 26, 2017 Tuesday; 4:30pm to 6:00pm, Busch Student Center 116 ABC
Thinking about life after grad school? This workshop will tell you about NEW resources available at the School of Graduate Studies and Career Services to help you prepare for and get a job, in or outside academia. We will share advice from our own Rutgers alums who have moved on to successful careers outside academics. Lots of opportunity for your questions. The session will be led by representatives from the Grad School and Career Services. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP here. For questions, contact Ramazan Gungor rg835@grad.rutgers.edu

Medical Writer job position at ArticulateScience in Hamilton, NJ
ArticulateScience is an international medical communications agency. As part of Nucleus Global, their clients benefit from synergies across our network of 13 offices spanning the US, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. They offer an unrivalled integrated approach to medical communications from across the globe. This varied role involves writing accurate scientific / commercial copy for a range of printed and computer-based scientific materials from technical manuscripts to congress materials, interactive web projects and sales aids. Working with leading international pharmaceutical clients, you will have the opportunity to interact with some of the world’s leading scientists and physicians on critical therapeutic and scientific issues. You will be required to participate in client meetings / teleconferences and attend scientific meetings such as congress, symposia and advisory boards and participate in pre-meetings, onsite activities and post meeting work as required / appropriate.
You should be passionate about communicating science to a variety of audiences and be able to add a creative edge and maintain quality standards. You will be interacting with some of the world’s leading scientists and physicians on critical therapeutic and scientific issues to make cutting-edge science accessible to those who need it.
To succeed you will have an advanced degree in the life sciences (PhD, MD or PharmD is mandatory). Previous relevant medical information, communications or marketing writing experience (agency or pharmaceutical). We also welcome candidates out of an academic environment with relevant research experience.
If you are interested in this position, please contact Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu) and she will pass your resume and cover letter to the contact for the job.

Interviewing Skills Workshop sponsored by Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Mastering the interview process is a challenge for postdocs and grad students as well as seasoned pros. Getting past application tracking systems, positioning yourself in the hiring manager’s mind and successfully preparing for behavioral interviews and cultural fit are all part of the mix. Randy Fisher (Career Coach, Facilitator and Marketing expert at Digiwise) will lead and facilitate a dynamic interactive workshop to give you the inside track for successful interview. He’ll share practical examples for answering behavioral interview questions and navigating cultural and organizational challenges. Randy will give you a great tool for managing stress on-the-fly and help you in leveraging your transferable skills and record of accomplishment to get meaningful jobs.
Location Center of Alcohol Studies conference room 219. 607 Allison Rd, Piscataway, NJ
Friday Oct 13, 11:30am-2pm. To register, click here.

Opportunity to Volunteer in New Brunswick Public Schools through BIO Links
BIO Links is now interviewing people who are interested in working with a science teacher in the New Brunswick Schools. The BIO Links (Biosciences Links to Teaching) Program is a partnership between graduate students and postdocs at Rutgers and area public school science teachers. The Graduate Student Association of Molecular Biosciences started BIO Links in 2007. BIO Links volunteers are matched with a local middle school or high school science teacher and make a commitment to visit his or her classroom once a week for 9 weeks. The time involved is typically 2-3 hours a week. Volunteers enter the classroom with the goal of supporting the science teachers, while also helping to educate the local students about careers in science. In return, graduate students and postdocs have the opportunity to enhance their communication and educational skills by learning from successful members of the teaching community. To learn more about the BIO Links program, please visit our web page. If you think this over and decide you want to volunteer, please email Dr. Martha Soto (sotomc@rutgers.edu) to set up a short meeting (20 minutes or so) to answer any questions regarding the program and to discuss which subjects or grades you may want to assist with.

Three Minute Thesis Competition at Rutgers
The School of Graduate Studies at Rutgers would like to invite SGS doctoral students from Rutgers to participate in our first annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The 3MT competition was created in 2008 by the University of Queensland. Since that time, 3MT events have been taking place across the world as universities encourage graduate students to transform their research projects into compelling three-minute presentations for specialists and non-specialists alike.
Attached is the 3MT promotional flyer. It contains relevant information about competition rules, eligibility criteria, important deadlines, and upcoming info sessions and workshops. We will award cash prizes to the winners of our competition--$500 for first place, $250 for the runner-up, and $250 for the audience choice—and the overall winner will be selected to participate in a regional 3MT competition hosted by the Northeast Association of Graduate Schools.
Most importantly, this competition will train our doctoral students to communicate effectively at conferences and job interviews, celebrate our students’ outstanding work, and promote the value of doctoral research across Rutgers and beyond. If you are interested, please visit the website to learn more about the School of Graduate Studies 3MT competition. If you have any questions, please contact Steph Brescia at sbrescia@grad.rutgers.edu. For a video archive of 3MT presentations, click here.

What Can You Be with a PhD at NYU
Every other year, the NYU School of Medicine hosts What Can You Be with a PhD?, the largest career symposium in the country, and this year is going to be amazing! We have 25 sessions scheduled over two days, Saturday November 4th and Sunday November 5th. The event runs Saturday from 10:00am-6:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-4:30pm, and you can find out more info about the schedule on our website. Our Keynote Speaker on Saturday will be Melanie Sinche, Director of Education for the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine and author of Next Gen PhD.
Registration is $20 per person, which includes admission on both days, coffee and lunch. It’s the best deal in the city, and you get a chance to meet over 1000 of your peers to network with! WCUB is co-sponsored by 15 other schools in the area, and seats are limited. That means you need to sign up early to be sure to get a spot! At this time, registration is only open to Rutgers affiliated students and postdocs. If we have space as the date approaches, we will open it up to iJOBS trainees at other schools. For Rutgers students and postdocs to register, please click here and use RUTWCUB.

Opportunity for students and postdocs to present posters at the Regional Academic Drug Discovery Symposium: Tomorrow’s Drugs Today
Wednesday Nov 8 from 8:45-5pm at the Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship, Union, NJ
Speakers for industry and academia will discuss how to improve upon the drug discovery process. Sessions include: 1) Different Models, 2) Funding translational research, and 3) Case studies. There will also be a poster and networking session.
Posters will be accepted by PhD students and postdocs and many industry reps will be there to connect with.
For the full agenda and registration, please click here.
For more information, please contact Sam Kongsamut at skongsamut@ilsebio.com

BioNJ Talent Network job postings for the week
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September 2017

Congratulations to iJOBS SciPhD trainee Przemyslaw Swiatkowski who just defended his PhD and is starting as a Scientist at Celvive.

Brown-HHMI STEM Postdoctoral Research Associate
Brown University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to support a multi-year grant from HHMI to develop and integrate new approaches in introductory-level STEM courses through course-based undergraduate research (CURE) and collaborative problem-solving. The successful candidate will work closely with the Director of the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, the Brown-HHMI Program Director, and associated faculty to develop novel course-based research opportunities, teach assess initiatives, and disseminate results. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to teach an inquiry-based biochemistry course, in a newly renovated lab designed to facilitate collaboration. This one-year position has the potential for renewal for up to two additional years.
Required educational qualifications include an earned doctorate in the molecular life sciences.
Required: Postsecondary teaching experience; Experience with molecular biology and/or biochemical experimental techniques; Demonstrated commitment to student success in STEM fields, such as teaching, research, or educational development experience that involves working effectively with a diverse student and faculty population; Strong methodological training and experience in quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies. Preferred: Research, assessment or evaluation experience in STEM education; Experience working in or collaborating with a teaching and learning center. The position carries a competitive salary and benefits. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references via Interfolio. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Mark Johnson, Associate Professor of Biology and Brown HHMI Program Director (mark_johnson1@brown.edu), or Dr. Mary Wright, Director, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning (mary_wright@brown.edu). Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Search #PRA 147

Conference on Advancing Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Development through Global Collaboration - (see attached flyer)
25th Annual Sino-American Professionals Association (SAPA) Conference
September 29 and 30 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Somerset, NJ In this exciting conference, a panel of distinguished speakers will share their view and address issues in the following areas:

  • Breakthrough therapies for unmet medical needs
  • Disruptive innovation for drug discovery and development
  • Pharmaceutical investment
  • Business development and licensing
  • New advances in regulatory sciences
  • Intellectual properties – recent high profile case studies
  • Career advancement

For more details on speakers and agenda as well as registration, click here

Medical Writer position at McCann Torre Lazur
Required Skills: For this role you will need the right blend of writing flair and talent to produce high-quality medical communications, and the skills and confidence to liaise directly with clients and clinical experts.
Additionally, the ideal candidate should have the following set of core skills:

  • Ability to communicate scientific or medical information in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to interpret and present clinical data and other complex information
  • Familiarity with the principles of clinical research
  • Attention to style, detail, consistency, grammar, and scientific accuracy
  • Ability to work effectively across multiple cross-functional teams and therapeutic areas
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Required Experience: Applicants must have a life science degree (preferably PhD, MD, or PharmD) and previous writing experience either within the pharmaceutical industry or within a communications agency.
Job Location: Parsippany, New Jersey To learn more and apply, click here

Assistant Dean for Women in Science position
Douglass Residential College is conducting a national search for an Assistant Dean of the Douglass Project for Women in Math, Science, and Engineering. I am writing to ask that you share the attached short description with your networks and to encourage any qualified person that you know to apply. The position will be up for 2 more weeks. The position is posted on the University website: Rutgers University Job posting # 17ST3087. View online position description and salary information online.

Consulting Experience - Seeking Biomedical Graduate Students to Help with the Consulting Small Business Initiative
Are you interested in a career in consulting? Do you want to work with Rutgers Business students on real client cases? Applications are now open to be part of the team. Applications are open until 5 PM, September 30, 2017. Interviews will take place during the open application period. Keep in mind that the program start date is October 2nd. On Sunday, October 1st, you will be made aware of who your teammates are and what client you are assigned to and the scope of the projects. There will be a meeting (time and location TBD) where you will get to meet your teammates, exchange contact information, and be introduced to your Senior Project Manager. See attached for more information and click here for Link to application

Career Day for those interested in statistics
The New Jersey and Princeton-Trenton Chapters of the American Statistical Association (ASA) are co-sponsoring a Career Day event on October 14, 2017. The event will feature 6 speakers from various industries, a panel discussion, and plenty of time for networking.
Are you anticipating a career in Statistics and want to learn about different career paths for statisticians in pharma, FDA, academia, and other industries? A number of prominent statisticians and senior executives have agreed to share their insights at this career development event. The event will include presentations and a panel discussion that cover a wide range of topics, including successful career development experience, and communications skills for the business world. There will be plenty of networking time to interact with representatives from a number of companies which employ statisticians.
This free of charge event (including lunch) will be held at the Rutgers RWJ School of Medicine (East Lecture Hall. 675 Hoes Ln W, Piscataway, NJ.) from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 14th. If you plan on attending, please let Steve Ascher know (stelbon@comcast.net) as seating is limited.

Philadelphia Big Data Symposium
By the Philadepha Chapter of the American Statistical Association
University of Pennsylvania, Claudia Cohen Hall (Terrace Room)
Thursday, October 12th, 2017 Registration and Breakfast: 8:30 am Symposium begins: 9:00 am
There is an early bird discount on tickets for an individual until 10/2 priced at $53.
For agenda and details, click here

2018 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the Full eligibility information and online applications are available on our website.
Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents
  • Individuals planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based filed of science, social science or humanities
  • Application Deadline - Predoctoral: December 14, 2017 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Application Deadline - Dissertation: December 7, 2017 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Application Deadline - Post: December 7, 2017 (5:00 PM EST)
Supplementary Materials receipt deadline for submitted applications is January 9, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)
For more information and to apply online.

September 2017

Our iJOBS bloggers continue to shine at the national level. Zakiya Qualls is now writing for the NIH BEST blog. Read her first post at this site.

Internship at the Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (AMCA)
The ACMA is seeking an intern with a strong interest in medical affairs to join our team. As a Research Intern, you will work closely with our multi-faceted team and will play an integral role in data management, analysis, and dissemination. You must be enrolled in a PhD program, a recent graduate from a PhD program or a postdoc. The Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA) is is located in the Greater NY/NU area and is the leading provider of accredited educational programs in medical affairs, including the Board Certification Program in Medical Affairs for MD, PharmD, and PhDs. The ACMA is committed to developing leaders who make a positive difference on human health worldwide. We have built a reputation for continued pursuit of excellence, rigorous education and training programs, and cutting-edge multidisciplinary research in the field of medical affairs within the pharmaceutical industry. Please visit www.MedicalAffairsSpecialist.org to learn more about The ACMA.
Location: Remote (work from home)
Duration: 4-6 Months, September 2017 – December 2017/ February 2018 (Start/End dates are flexible) 15-20 hr/week. $500-1,000/month.
Responsibilities:

  • Manage and analyze data
  • Assist with manuscript writing and literature review
  • Prepare presentations, study reports, and publications
Qualificaitons:
  • All candidates must be eligible to work in the US. International trainees with visas are eligible
  • All candidates must be at least 18 years old.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently
  • All candidates must be available during the months of September through December
  • All candidates must provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship
  • All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session (Preferred)
  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a PhD program or a recent graduate from a PhD program
How to apply:
  • Please email your resume, cover letter and permission from PI to: Sarah Basmadjian, Associate of Academic Programming Sarah@MedicalAffairsSpecialist.org
  • Resume must outline other internships, degrees earned, work experience, related clubs and organizations, current major course of study, expected graduation date and extracurricular activities
  • Cover letter must include a personal introduction, and days/times available during internship period
  • Letter from PI granting permission

Save the Date: Regional Academic Drug Symposium Tomorrow’s Drugs Today
Wednesday November 8, 2017 Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship.
Hear from leaders in the pharma industry on the current state of the field and where the future lies for translational research.
Preliminary agenda attached.

BioNJ Jobs Board
Click here to see jobs posted this week.

Instructors needed for Catalyst Prep (see attached flyer)
Are you passionate about teaching and insanely gifted at motivating young people? Catalyst Prep, an innovative, outside-the-box test prep company, is looking for talented SAT, ACT and Subject Area teachers (no prior test prep experience necessary!) to work with students. Areas covered will include the East/West Coasts and nationally online. Catalyst Prep strives to change the way learners prepare for standardized tests by pairing extensive test prep experience and research with a humorous, ground-breaking curriculum. Catalyst provides the perfect opportunity for students, pre-service and seasoned educators (& Actors/Musicians/Performers!) to utilize a talent for teaching while enjoying a flexible evening and weekend schedule. Compensation starts at $25/hour for independent prep and $250/8-hours for our weekend Bootcamp workshops. Paid training included. For more information and to apply to be considered for 2017 please contact Kate Meersschaert: kate.meersschaert@catalystprep.com Or, apply directly here.

Looking for Science Storytellers
Sami Bouzid who is a Rutgers alum will be producing a live storytelling show in NYC in collaboration with Nova and The Story Collider on Tuesday, November 21. The theme is "Consciousness," and she is looking for scientists to pitch stories from their lives that tie however loosely or creatively to the theme of consciousness. The Story Collider produces true, personal stories about science. Some are hilarious, others are heartbreaking. These are not lectures, and not TED talks. They’re 10 minutes of you on stage in front of a microphone. Some of them also make it onto our podcast. The event will be at Caveat, on the Lower East Side, in front of a live crowd. If you are selected, her colleagues Paula Croxson, Erin Barker, and Sami will work with you in the weeks leading up to the show to refine your idea, polish your script, and get ready to perform on stage. It is hard work, but it’s fascinating and exciting. Your pitch does not have to be long or carefully crafted at this point. What we are looking for right now is a moment of change or a memorable event -- a struggle, a flash of insight, a turning point. You can read more on writing a good pitch here or listen to a few episodes of our podcast here. Please send submissions to Samia at samia.bouzid@journalism.cuny.edu.

September 2017

Congratulations to iJOBS Phase 2 trainee Nisha Mittal who is starting a job as a senior scientist in Kashiv Pharma.

We have a special opportunity this academic year for a 6-8 month Internship at Eli Lilly in Branchburg, NJ for a Rutgers PhD student. The intern will have the opportunity to learn and utilize several state of the art biophysical, biochemical techniques and functional assays to perform structure-function analysis of a monoclonal antibody product in the group of Drs. Shanmuuga Sundaram and Haripada Maity. The research done during the internship can be part of the student's PhD thesis. Moreover, the student’s PI will be involved in the scientific component of the internship and will be an author on any publications that arise as a result of the internship. The paid internship will start this academic year and is open to both US citizens, permanent residents as well as international students. Interested Rutgers graduate students who have completed their propositional qualifying exam should submit their 1) CV including date of propositional qualifying exam, 2) abstract of thesis project, and 3) letter of support from their PI to Tina Cicolella (cicoletm@rutgers.edu) by September 20, 2017.

Toxicology Career Panel
Featuring scientist that have experience in industry, government and academia.
Tuesday September 5 from 4-6:30pm in EOHSI Room C
See attached flyer for details

Tech Transfer Internship at Rutgers Office of Research Commercialization
The Office of Research Commercialization is pleased to announce its internship program where postdoctoral trainees and senior graduate students interested in pursuing alternative careers in Intellectual Property Law, Business Development, and/or Academic Technology Transfer are invited to apply to the internship program.
Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 semesters commitment to the program
  • Ability to dedicate 5‐10 hours/week ‐‐ 2‐3 hours to be spent in our office (33 Knightsbridge Road, Piscatway), and 3-7 hours to be spent carrying out research remotely
  • Approval of your PI or Advisor (see attached)
In order to be considered for the program, please fill out the attached form and send to the ORC along with your CV and a brief statement on the nature of your interest by e‐mail to yong.zhang@rutgers.edu by Sunday September 10, 2017 Applications will be reviewed and interviews may be conducted as needed.
The program will begin Friday, September 22, 2017 at 3pm.
This announcement can also be found via the Rutgers Research Portal

How to Regain Control of Your Time and Be More Productive
On behalf of Itzamarie Chevere-Torres and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
It’s the end of your workday, and you have not accomplished everything you meant to do. Your days go fast, and your to-do list keeps growing every day. Sounds familiar? Effective time management is an indispensable and highly valued skill in any job or career. This workshop will provide practical tips on how to better manage your time so that you can get the most done during your workday and focus on your most important goals. You will learn how to stay mentally on task and become more productive.

  • Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
  • Two locations on the same day at different times
  • Location 1: Dean's Conference Room, Hill Hall Room 315, Newark Campus. Time: 9:30 a.m–11:00 a.m
  • Location 2: ​​Dean's Conference Room, RWJMS Research Tower, New Brunswick Campus. Time: 2 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Sponsor: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
  • Workshop presented by: Dr. Itzamarie Chevere-Torres, Associate Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
Light refreshments will be served. Please register before September 11. You can see the flyer here.

Announcing the 2017-2018 INSPIRE Postdoctoral Fellowships
On behalf of Martha Soto and Gary Brewer
Funded by a prestigious IRACDA grant from the NIH to Rutgers-RWJMS, INSPIRE Fellows can be supported for up to three years at the NIH stipend level. In addition, fellows receive health care, travel funds and supply funds. Fellows spend 70% of their time conducting research at a Rutgers lab, and 30% in educational and career development training. The INSPIRE Program (IRACDA New Jersey/New York for Science Partnerships in Research and Education) has two main goals: to prepare recent Ph.D. recipients forcareers as educators and biomedical scientists, and to increase the interest ofundergraduates underrepresented in science in undergraduate research and careers in biomedical sciences.Fellows are expected to be productive researchers, who spend most of their time conducting research that leads to high impact publications, in collaboration with a Rutgers Faculty Mentor. In addition, Fellows receive intensive training in Scientific Teaching methods, and gain experience in the classroom while teaching in collaboration with a Faculty Teaching Mentor at one of our three INSPIRE Partner Schools in New Jersey (New Jersey City University, NJCU, and William Patterson University, WPU) and in New York (Medgar Evers College – CUNY). Application forms and further information are available on our website. Eligibility: U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible for this NIH-funded program. Postdoctoral fellows with 0-1 years of postdoctoral training will receive preference.

New Jersey Women in STEM Entrepreneurship and Innovation Challenge The challenge is to encourage women who have embraced or plan to lead entrepreneurial ventures. All New Jersey resident STEM female professionals are eligible to apply. Institutional affiliation is not necessary. Two categories of awards are included. New Jersey school and college and females/ female led groups are eligible to participate in the STEM Innovation Awards. STEM female professionals who have already graduated are eligible to participate in STEM Entrepreneurship Awards. Detailed descriptions are provided under the specific categories.

Common Requirements Deadline
Registration & Executive Summary January 1, 2018
Finalists announcement & request for full Business plans January 30, 2018
Full Business Plans from invited finalists February 20, 2018
Final Pitching & Awarding March 8, 2018

Executive Summary
The Executive Summary should be submitted as a pdf file to awis_cjc@yahoo.com with subject line: Executive Summary. The Executive Summary should be a one to two-page synopsis of your Business Plan. It is highly recommended that your Executive Summary highlight the most interesting and important elements of your plan that would inform an external reviewer or judge as to why your idea will succeed.
Business Plan
The Business Plan limited to 20 pages should clearly explain your Products or Services, Market and Marketing Strategy, Operations, Management and Business Model (how your venture makes money). Key components should include, but not be limited to (Canvas Business Model format suggested, but not binding): key partnerships, customer segments, customer relationships, revenue streams, cost structure, value proposition, key activities, key resources.

Postdoctoral Position in Hazards and Disaster Research
The Natural Hazards Center in the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a full-time, 12-month position, with benefits, that can begin as early as January 1, 2018. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent on satisfactory performance.
The person who is hired for this position will assist in the development of two new platforms and corresponding networks—Social Science Extreme Events Reconnaissance (SSEER) and Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Extreme Events Reconnaissance (ISEEER). SSEER and ISEEER will be designed to help researchers respond to and overcome long-standing challenges to rapid research and identify new opportunities for the advancement of the hazards and disaster field. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work under the direct supervision of Professor Lori Peek, who is the Principal Investigator for this National Science Foundation-funded project.
Qualifications
The successful candidate will contribute to the development of the SSEER and ISEEER platforms by drawing upon insights from the science of team science (SciTS) and leveraging databases and information resources available through the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder to build the capacity of the social science, engineering, and interdisciplinary hazards and disaster research communities. Ph.D. in a related social science, engineering, or interdisciplinary area of study is required at time of appointment.
Application Process
Please send full applications electronically by no later than October 1, 2017. Applications received by this date will be given first consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening will begin October 15, 2017. The application must include a cover letter in which the applicant describes his/her experience or interests in hazards and disaster research, a current CV, one sample published paper (co-authored papers are acceptable), a list of three references, a letter of recommendation, proof of degree, and unofficial transcripts. Additional letters or other supporting documentation may be requested from the finalists for this position. Top candidates will be interviewed by SKYPE or phone with the possibility of a campus visit. Applications are to be submitted on-line through this link.
For more information about this position, please contact:
Lori Peek, Ph.D. Director, Natural Hazards Center, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado-Boulder
Lori.Peek@Colorado.edu

Postdoctoral positions in microbiology at the NIH
The Khare lab in the Center for Cancer Research, NIH, is looking to recruit highly motivated researchers interested in a postdoctoral fellowship to study the molecular and genetic basis of complex microbial behaviors. Our lab is focused on multiple research avenues including interspecies interactions, antibiotic persistence, and adaptation to natural environments. Additional information about our research can be found at: https://ccr.cancer.gov/Laboratory-of-Molecular-Biology/anupama-khare
Candidates with experience in microbiology, genetics, systems biology or interdisciplinary research are especially encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send their CV and a statement of research interests directly to Dr. Khare (ak3340@cumc.columbia.edu)

2018 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the Full eligibility information and online applications are available on our website.
Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents
  • Individuals planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based filed of science, social science or humanities
  • Application Deadline - Predoctoral: December 14, 2017 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Application Deadline - Dissertation: December 7, 2017 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Application Deadline - Post: December 7, 2017 (5:00 PM EST)
Supplementary Materials receipt deadline for submitted applications is January 9, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)
For more information and to apply online.

August 2017

Corina White’s final blog post is up at NIH BEST. Read it here. Thank you Corina for all your contributions and congratulations on the new job at Amicus Therapeutics as a Process Engineer in Biologics!

Tech Transfer Internship at Rutgers Office of Research Commercialization
The Office of Research Commercialization is pleased to announce its internship program where postdoctoral trainees and senior graduate students interested in pursuing alternative careers in Intellectual Property Law, Business Development, and/or Academic Technology Transfer are invited to apply to the internship program.
Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 semesters commitment to the program
  • Ability to dedicate 5‐10 hours/week ‐‐ 2‐3 hours to be spent in our office (33 Knightsbridge Road, Piscatway), and 3-7 hours to be spent carrying out research remotely
  • Approval of your PI or Advisor (see attached)
  • Work closely with art director to visually explain scientific concepts.
In order to be considered for the program, please fill out the attached form and send to the ORC, along with your CV and a brief statement on the nature of your interest by e‐mail to yong.zhang@rutgers.edu by Sunday September 10, 2017. Applications will be reviewed and interviews may be conducted as needed. The program will begin Friday, September 22, 2017 at 3pm. This announcement can also be found via the Rutgers Research Portal.

Adjuncts needed at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ
A faculty member who teaches two upper level courses it taking an emergency leave and they need coverage. Pay is $1425/credit.

Translational Cell Biology (3 credit lecture only, 300-level course)
Mon/Tue 5pm – 6:15pm
(only 5 students in class)
This course focuses on translational approaches of cellular processes towards analysis, diagnostics, and treatment of human diseases. Topics including biological causes of cellular and metabolic diseases, molecular diagnostics, gene therapy, and stem cell therapy will be addressed.
3.000 Credit hours

General Aspects of Infectious Diseases (3 credit, lecture only, 400-level course)
Mon/Wed 3:30 – 4:45pm
(only 8 students in the class)
This course aims at preparing students for health professions and biomedical research by exploring the biology of infectious agents and host-pathogens interactions. Infectious agents among viruses, bacteria, parasites and/or fungi will be selected to examine life cycles, pathogenicity and therapy. Translational use of pathogens in disease prevention and therapeutics will also be explored.
3.000 Credit hours
(Low enrollment since this is the first class of Translational Biomed Sci majors – small cohort)

Contact Jillian Whidby ASAP if interested jillianwhidby@gmail.com.

Senior Scientist - Advanced Research - Early Clinical
The Early Clinical team within the L'Oreal Advanced Research Americas group in Clark, NJ is responsible for driving clinical discovery and innovations, in order to deliver new technologies and actives with strong efficacy. This team collaborates with various departments in L’Oreal Research & Innovation, both domestically and internationally. The team scouts for new technologies in modern cosmetic and health science, creates new methodologies, performs proof of concept testing for active cosmetic ingredients and devices, while working closely with key research partners to transform upstream technologies into new consumer products for skin care, hair care and personal hygiene. For more information about the position, contact Rutgers alum Janet Wangari-Talbot jwangari.talbot@gmail.com.
Principle Responsibilities:

  • Be a driving force for clinical innovation: Design and develop new protocols for human efficacy clinical trials (cosmetic ingredients, consumer devices, wearables etc.)
  • Clinical study management (concept, protocol writing, IRB approval, study initiation, monitoring, analysis, reporting and presenting of results.
  • Identify new diagnostic and evaluation devices for skin and hair
  • Maintaining strong relationships with internal and external partners (CROs, global Advanced Research, Applied Research, Technology Incubators, and skin and hair care labs).
  • Collaborate with other evaluation functions (in vitro, clinical and consumer claims, bioinstrumentation teams, statistics) within global L’Oreal R&I (USA, France, Brazil, and Asia).
  • Expand external partnerships and collaborations with CROs.
  • Establish new collaborations with leading dermatologists and academic researchers
Job Requirements:
  • Masters or Ph.D degree in Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical or Cosmetic Sciences or related field with 2-5 years of relevant working experience.
  • At least 2 years of experience managing human clinical trials in pharmaceutical, OTC, or personal care industries.
  • Working knowledge on methods of evaluation (instrumental and clinical) or diagnostic tools for evaluating product efficacy.
  • Good knowledge of skin, hair biology, cosmetic actives and functions.
  • Experience working with CROs.
  • Solid understanding of good clinical practices and FDA guidelines.
  • Ensuring quality data and adherence to study timelines.
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with data management (CRF, eCRF) & statistics (SAS) preferred.
  • Available for travel (~10%), both domestic and international.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the US on an on-going basis.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
Oak Ridge with recruitment for a three ORISE research opportunities with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). All three opportunities are twelve month research opportunities, with the option to be renewed for additional twelve month terms. U.S. Citizenship is required for all three opportunities. All three opportunities are seeking Postdoctoral candidates; one opportunity is open to consider Graduate Students or Post-Master Candidates. Please note, these opportunities are posted on the Zintellect.com website, which is different from where the Department of Defense opportunities are posted on the ORAU Maryland website. Questions regarding these three opportunities can be directed to BARDA@orau.org.

  • Chemical Medical Countermeasures. Reference Code: BARDA-CHEM-2017-249-0005. Academic Levels: Graduate Students, Post-Master's, Postdoctoral . Click here for more information
  • Filovirus therapeutics animal model development. Reference Code: BARDA-AVAT-2017-249-0006. Academic Levels: Postdoctoral. Click here for more information
  • Radiological/Nuclear Medical Countermeasure Development. Reference Code: BARDA-RADNUC-2017-249-0007. Academic Levels: Postdoctoral. Click here for more information

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:


August 2017

Congratulations iJOBS Phase 2 trainee Dharm Patel who had several offers and has accepted a job at­ Leo Pharma as a Project Manager in Scientific Affairs. Also, Chenchao Gao who took iJOBS SciPhD is now a Clinical and Regulatory Affairs Specialist at Seattle Genetics.

iJOBS related news

Science writer position
Entry level medical writer with experience in oncology research for their PhD is needed for a company located near Philadelphia. For more information, contact Rutgers alum Jillian Whidby at Integrium, LLC jillianwhidby@gmail.com

Adjunct teaching positions at Rider University in NJ
The Department of Biology, Behavioral Neuroscience and Health Sciences at Rider University seeks instructors to teach a variety of lecture and laboratory courses as adjunct faculty members. Instructors are needed for laboratory sections associated with our introductory lab courses for science majors beginning in the Fall of 2017. Laboratory sections meet for 3 hours once per week throughout the semester, with morning, afternoon and evening sections to be staffed, Mondays through Thursdays. The curriculum for the lab component of the course is established, and focuses on basic lab skills development, experimental design, data collection and analysis, and oral and written communication of scientific information. Additional staffing needs for the department may include Life Science courses in the General Education curriculum for non-science majors, or lecture or laboratory instruction in upper-level courses offered by the department.
Instructors must minimally hold a Master’s degree in a biological science. Priority will be given to applicants with a PhD or other terminal degree, and those with a favorable record of teaching experience. All interested applicants must complete an online faculty application at www.rider.edu/hr, 'Employment Opportunities'; 'Create Application'; and attach a letter of application that addresses teaching philosophy and experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Position#: 332140.

Product Manager/Senior Product Manager position at Genewiz
This role would require analyzing market trends in Next Generation Sequencing in order to develop lead generation strategies. The qualifications for this position would be a Master’s degree in Business or Life Science with a preference for Ph.D’s in Life Sciences with 3-5+ years of experience in the biotech industry with a focus on marketing, product management or market research. Please use this link to apply. For more information contact Herling Domina at herling.domena@GENEWIZ.com

Assistant Medical Director at BioLumina
Harrison and Star/BioLumnia is a medical communications and advertising agency. The Assistant Medical Director is responsible for assisting the agency team in the understanding and application of scientific/clinical account data within his/her assigned therapeutic area(s). He/she will prepare scientific and strategic analyses of data, research and disseminate brand/category backgrounders, create slides and other written documents that clearly convey scientific information and attend and prepare reports for major medical meetings. It is the Assistant Medical Director’s responsibility to use his/her scientific knowledge, writing skills, and strategic thinking to enhance the Agency’s offerings to the client.
Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain and update knowledge and files for all preclinical and clinical scientific information as well as competitive data for assigned account(s).
  • Prepare (write and reference) scientific and strategic analyses of data for optimal application in promotional media; maintain up-to-date manuscript and reference files.
  • Work closely with account and copy teams to develop strongest story and support for the brand.
  • Work closely with art director to visually explain scientific concepts.
  • Assist in educating team members, including new employees, about current scientific data.
  • Develop written primers or slides to assist other team members in getting up to speed with the medical/scientific aspects of the brand and product category.
  • Liaise with client marketing, medical and regulatory departments and develop relationships with client physicians and key opinion leaders.
  • Attend and prepare reports for major medical meetings.
  • Attend client meetings and provide scientific perspective.
  • Assist the agency team in annual strategic and tactical planning.
  • Develop questionnaires for advisory boards, focus groups, and scientific workshops within assigned therapeutic area(s).
  • Attend new business presentations as assigned by manager.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by manager.
Additional Requirements
Stellar scientific background, very strong communication and people skills, and possess either clinical oncology or pharma industry acumen. No visa sponsorship available. For more information, contact Rutgers alum Dharm Patel dharm.patel@rutgers.edu

Research & Outreach Coordinator at Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM) at City University of NY
This is a College HEO Assistant line which will be reporting to Dr. Edgardo Sanabria-Valentín and Dr. Anthony Carpi. The main responsibilities (among others) are:

  • Outreach to students and the administration at Community Colleges with which we have articulation agreements in science
  • Coordinate activities and events for our Junior Scholars Program, a STEM academic support + prof. development program for STEM students
  • Provide professional development support (one-on-one and group settings) to students in our Undergraduate Research Program
  • Provide administrative support to PRISM and to the S-STEM Scholarship
  • Represent PRISM in various college committees
They are looking for someone with great interpersonal and organizational skills and a strong science background that wants to work directly with students in the higher education side of academia.
The Job description and application instructions can be found here, under Job ID 17080, and will close on August 12. For more information, contact Edgardo Sanabria-Valentín esanabriavalentin@jjay.cuny.edu

July 2017

Congratulations to iJOBS Phase 2 participants
Lisheng Zhou has a job as a Bioinformaticist II at Mt. Sinai Health System.
Eileen Oni will be working at the National Science Foundation as a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Directorate for Engineering, Division of Engineering Education and Centers with Broadening Participation in Engineering

Congratulations to iJOBS SciPhD participants

  • Chris Webb from Princeton has a job at DuPont Industrial Biosciences as a Scientist II.
  • Eva Nelly Rubio as a job at Celgene as Scientist I
  • Serom Lee has a job as an Associate Consultant at Defined Health, a Cello Health business
  • Andrey Parshin has a job at a nanotechnology company called Applied Biomimetics as a Scientist
  • Azadeh Jadali has a job at 3D Biotek, LLC (a small biotech start up) as a research scientist
  • Myka Ababaon has a job at Caudex as a Trainee Medical Writer

Congratulations to Corina White for her penultimate NIH BEST blog post! Which you can read here.

iJOBS related news

Kashiv Pharma has many new positions
Jobs are listed below and descriptions are attached. Candidates should apply at this site
Melissa Colucci | HR Generalist | Kashiv Pharma, LLC | melissac@kashivpharma.com

High Throughput Screening and Assay Development Job Postings at Janssen
These are from one of our iJOBS contacts. The Scientist level positions are the ones suitable for entry-level PhDs/postdocs. All of these position can all be found on the careers website.

Requisition ID: 4095170621 Scientist, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology La Jolla, CA
Requisition ID: 6289170327 Senior Principal Scientist - High Throughput Screening (HTS) La Jolla, CA
Requisition ID: 6348170721 Scientist, High Throughput Screening (HTS) La Jolla, CA
Requisition ID: 4541161230 Scientist, HTS Assay Development Spring House, PA
Requisition ID: 1329170516 Senior Scientist, Protein Science Spring House, PA
Requisition ID: 5670170712 Senior Scientist, X-Ray Crystallography Spring House, PA
Requisition ID: 6487170724 Senior Associate Scientist, Enzymology/Biochemistry Spring House, PA
Requisition ID: 4541161230 Scientist, HTS Assay Development Spring House, PA
Requisition ID: 4120160819 Scientist, HTS Assay Development Spring House, PA
Requisition ID: 4623161222 Senior Associate Scientist, Biophysical Assay Development, HTS Spring House, PA
Requisition ID: 9073170206 Principal Scientist, HTS Assay Development, Screening Spring House, PA
Requisition ID: 4953170629 Associate Scientist I, Cell Based Assay Development Spring House, PA
Requisition ID: 8755170202 Associate Scientist, High Throughput Screening/Assay Development (1 of 2)


Jobs and internships in science writing with CACTUS
CACTUS is a leading medical communications agency that works with all the top global pharmaceutical companies, and we are interested in working with talented individuals, especially from the fields of life science and research, who might be interested in exploring opportunities outside of bench work. Hence, we are reaching out to postdoctoral scholars and alumni from the Life Sciences to explore full-time Scientific Writing opportunities based in India. We also offer a 2-year paid internship to candidates, which will provide them an opportunity to develop skills and competencies to build a career in the scientific writing domain. We offer support to candidates willing to relocate permanently to India.
What does the role entail?

  • You will use your scientific expertise to develop high-quality, publication-ready scientific documents (manuscripts, posters, abstracts, slide kits, short communications, etc.) according to client needs under the expert guidance of a Scientific Team Lead.
  • You will act as a document specialist, provide intellectual input across document types, and contribute to making cutting-edge research accessible to specific audiences as appropriate, by maintaining current awareness of developments across therapeutic areas or disciplines.
  • You will work with international pharmaceutical clients and liaise with internal and external stakeholders, including authors and key opinion leaders on critical therapeutic area issues.
  • Effectively and proactively communicate with team members, authors/faculty, clients, and vendors
  • Attend workshops/seminars/training sessions to hone your skills and contribute to organizational objectives
Click here to watch a short video testimonial on what it means to work with CACTUS as a Scientific Writer. Who we are?
CACTUS provides scientific writing services to the Top 10 global pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies worldwide. Our team comprises writers with advanced degrees in medicine or the life sciences, and who have either studied or worked in the US or UK. CACTUS is a performance-driven company that offers excellent professional and personal growth opportunities to its employees. People with an international work experience will feel at home with the work culture at CACTUS. The work environment is very employee-friendly, and CACTUS is recognized as a Great Place to Work. Click here to watch a short video on what makes CACTUS a fun place to work.
How to apply?
Send in your updated CV along with a cover letter to behappy@cactusglobal.com. Do not forget to mention ???University name- Scientific Writer (Full-time/Internship)??? in the subject line of your email.

Postdoc in Cherry Biotech, a French start-up aiming at developing next generation in vitro devices: ORGAN-ON-A-CHIP
They are looking for post doc candidates to collaborate and submit a prestigious Marie Curie Individual Fellowship application. This fellowship would lead to a 2 years post doctorate contract to develop cutting-edge technologies applied to healthcare/diagnosis. You can find here the ongoing national/international programs in our Innovation Unit. Contact Pierre Gaudriault pierre@imaginglabnetwork.com. They are particularly looking for:

  • Microfluidics/Biomechanical engineers PhD with interest for biology (organ on a chip platform design)
  • Computational scientist (machine learning, algorithmic) for biological application
  • Programmer/electrotechnician (embed artificial intelligence into our hardware) to push forward the technology

Postdoc in Optogenetics with the government through ORISE
They are recruiting for the following ORISE Optogenetics postdoctoral research opportunity with the Air Force Research Lab, located in Dayton, OH. U.S. Citizenship is required for this opportunity. Qualified candidates should have completed a PhD in Molecular Biology/Signaling/Immunology or related science or engineering. This is a twelve month appointment and can be renewed up to four additional years. The Post-doctoral Fellow will be involved in developing novel alternatives to traditional optogenetics through the design of unique protein constructs that responds to radio frequency (RF), with the ability to trigger biochemical pathways remotely through a reversible "on" and "off" switch. The remote modulation of cellular metabolism offers a powerful means of non-invasively controlling cell function through external stimuli. The candidate will be highly involved on collaborative projects. Specifically, to work on RF modulation and pathway analysis by creating a genetically-modified cell model to confirm RF induction of activity and coupling to downstream signaling pathways within a whole cell environment. Apart from the experimental tasks, the role of the postdoctoral researcher will be: to analyze the data collected; summarize and present his/her findings in internal and reginal meetings; present research at international conferences; and publish in peer reviewed journals. The selected candidate must participate well within a group environment, be motivated to accomplish tasks and research independently, and be receptive to constructive critique. Interested candidate must apply to the ORAU Maryland website. The ORAU Maryland Office administers the ORISE program for DoD locations across the country. Project ID: AFRL-2038354589. Click here for Direct Application URL

Job postings in New Jersey through BioNJ Talent Network can be seen here.

The Bio Pharma Networking Group for Life Sciences and Healthcare Professionals has networking opportunities in the NJ area.
Sign up for notifications here.

The American Statistical Society Philadelphia Chapter would like to solicit talks for their upcoming Big Data Symposium which will be hosted at the University of Pennsylvania. The date is still to be determined but will ideally be this October or November. If you are interested in being a presenter please submit an abstract. Your abstract can be as formal or informal as you like but please include:
1) A description of the talk/presentation you would like to give.
2) The ideal time frame for such a talk.
3) Any ideal or non-ideal dates in October/November.
Please be as open-minded and creative as possible with your submissions. Are you in academia? Then come discuss your research and findings with your like-minded peers. Are you in industry? Then please share some of the cutting edge work that you, your colleagues, or employers are doing in the field of big data. Or share some of your unsolved problems with the some of your fellow problem solvers. Are you an educator? Then come talk about how your pedagogical practices have adapted to better serve our modern day statistical world. Also, please consider submitting an informative/instructional talk on methods or techniques that are not necessarily "novel" but, nonetheless, useful. Interesting approaches to data visualization might be one such example.
At the end of the day, if it is interesting to you then it is probably also interesting to your colleagues.
Please send your submissions to amstatphiladelphia@gmail.com for consideration.

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

July 2017

Congratulations to Zakiya Qualls who is one of the senior editors of the iJOBS blog and has just been accepted as a contributor to the NIH BEST blog! Look for upcoming posts.

We have gotten more job updates from our iJOBS Phase 2 and SciPhD trainees. Congratulations to all of them!

  • Kathryn Drzewiecki is working as a Project manager at Early Charm Ventures, a consulting company
  • Divya Bhatnagar has a job as a Scientist at Semma Therapeutics
  • Helen Chapy will be a Senior Scientist in vitro ADME at ICB in Belgium
  • Jonathan Brzezinski is working at Tiberend Strategic Advisor as Account Executive
  • Mercedes Gyuricza is going to be working at J&J as a postdoc engagement manager
  • Can Huang will be doing equity research in New York City
  • Usha Ganapathi is a Research Associate at NJMS
  • Brittany Taylor is a Postdoc at the UPenn Perellman School of Medicine
  • Puneet Dhawan is the Assistant Director of the MRF Core at The Genomics Center in Newark
  • Alexandra Walczak is the Supervisory Laboratory Operations Coordinator for General Microbiology in the Division of Life Sciences at Rutgers
  • Akshata Korgaonkar is doing a postdoc at Washington University, St. Louis
  • Almin Lalani is doing a postdoc at NIH in National Cancer Institute
  • Sriram Ganeshan is an Assistant Professor at CUNY

iJOBS related news

Lunch and Learn Session on Drug and Discovery Process
The Alliance for Career Advancement (ACA) is having a lunch&learn session next week. We will host Sam Kongsamut, PhD. Dr Kongsamut is an accomplished neuroscientist with expertise in business development. He will talk about the drug & discovery process and career opportunities in this field.
Date: July 13, Thursday
Time: 12 to 2pm
Location: GSA Lounge - 180 West Market Street (level A2 of parking lot)
Lunch will be provided.
This event is a great opportunity to learn about R&D and business commercialization!
If you are planning to attend, please please RSVP. RSVPs help us plan better for the food and chairs.
RSVP here
Please see attached flyer for more information

July 2017

There are lots of job postings below and here is an update on some positions that our iJOBS Phase 2 and SciPhD trainees recently landed. Congratulations to all of them!

Lisheng Zhou will be working as a Bioinformaticist II at Mt. Sinai Health System.
Eileen Oni will be working at the National Science Foundation as a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Directorate for Engineering, Division of Engineering Education and Centers with Broadening Participation in Engineering
Chris Webb from Princeton has a job at DuPont Industrial Biosciences as a Scientist II.
Eva Nelly Rubio has a job at Celgene as Scientist I.
Serom Lee is working as an Associate Consultant at Defined Health, a Cello Health business.
Andrey Parshin from Rowan University has a job at a nanotechnology company called Applied Biomimetics as a Scientist.
Azadeh Jadali is working at 3D Biotek, LLC (a small biotech start up) as a research scientist.
Myka Ababaon has a job at Caudex as a Trainee Medical Writer.

Senior Scientist position at Merck in bioinformatics
Must know Python or R and be able to analyze large NGS and RNAseq datasets. Mammalian cell culture expertise is also required.
For more information, please contact iJOBS/Rutgers alum Steven Huhn at huhnsc@gmail.com

Complexity testing position at Clinical Genomics
Under the direction of the Technical Supervisor he/she is responsible for performing moderate and high complexity testing. Analyzes, reviews, and reports test results and quality control results and takes remedial action when indicated. Ensures specimen integrity by adhering to the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing.
Click here to learn more and how to apply or ask Matt Alcalde at BioNJ for more information malcalde@bionj.org

Customer service position at Clinical Genomics
The Customer Experience Team (CET) provides a critical link between the customers, the external company sales force and the internal commercial operations group. This position will support our Colvera product. Click here to learn more and how to apply or ask Matt Alcalde at BioNJ for more information malcalde@bionj.org

BioNJ Jobs Board
Click here to see all job postings.

Scientist Mentoring and Diversity Program for MedTech call for applicants
The one year career mentoring program pairs ethnically diversity postdocs and students with mentors who work at medical device and diagnostic companies.
Application for training session in San Jose in September is due on July 15 so apply now. Details attached.

Indie Bio program for start up companies
Each team receives $250,000 in funding, lab and co-working space, dedicated mentorship and become part of a huge network of IndieBio alumni, investors, biotech entrepreneurs, investors, press, corporate partners and more. Twice a year, 15 early stage biology companies take part in a 4 month program. Founders engage with customers and partners, pitch to investors, and turn science tin real product people pay for. For more information, click here or contact Alex Lorestani alexander.lorestani@gmail.com

Job posting for geneticist at EPM Scientific in NYC

  • Reporting to the Director of Biointerpretation, the Variant Scientist will be a key leader in monitoring scientific literature around the defined genes and variants of interest to the company.
  • Responsibilities: Lead variant surveillance
  • Analyze molecular, genetic and clinical information from scientific literature and genetic variant databases
  • Maintain gene and variant annotation pipeline
  • Summarize and effectively communicate, in both verbal and written formats, analysis of relevant genetics literature to the Genetic Communications, Medical Affairs, and Product teams
  • Qualifications:
  • Master’s (or equivalent) or Ph.D. in human/medical genetics or related field
  • Experience with genetic variant curation for clinical laboratory testing or experience interpreting human genetics research for clinical relevance
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on multi-disciplinary teams in order to achieve desired outcomes
  • Strong written and verbal communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment
  • Preferred but not required:
  • Experience writing and editing scientific materials for external audiences
  • Interest and/or experience in the field of fertility
  • Data management expertise (including scientific, genetics/genomic and/or medical data)
  • More:
  • Named one of Fast Company's "50 Most Innovative Companies in 2017," EPM is changing the face of women’s health through the development of digital tools and genetic insights focused on fertility potential. Our unique approach combines data science and genomics to bring personalized medicine to fertility. We offer a full range of benefits including excellent medical insurance, pre-tax FSA and transit benefits, parental leave, and a 401k retirement plan.
  • Contact Peter Kloak (Peter.Kloak@EPMScientific.com)

June 2017

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Corina White who got a job as a Process Engineer at Amicus Therapeutics!
There are a few great events and exclusive iJOBS opportunities before we take a break in July and August to gear up for a great new year so don’t miss out on these sessions next week.

iJOBS events:

iJOBS Career Panel: Non-Research Careers with a PhD
Your PhD can take you in many different directions, some of which you may have not even considered! Come hear from a panel of speakers including, among others, a patent lawyer, publisher of a journal, scientific communications, and someone who works for a non-profit to learn how they each took skills obtained in graduate school and apply them in science-related careers.
June 28 from 3-4:30pm
To register, click here.

iJOBS Workshop: Tips for Getting a Job and Keeping It - Professionalism
Did you ever want the inside scoop on what pharmaceutical companies are looking for in their employees? Learn how to present yourself in a professional way and tricks to making a good impression. Nancy Marks is a long time employee of Johnson & Johnson as well as a Rutgers alum who has help numerous positions within industry will share best practices for applying for a job and maintaining your position in the company.
June 29 from 4:30-6pm
To register, click here.

Online networking workshop 2Actify
We are offering 20 free memberships to the 2Actify program which teaches better online networking skills 2Actify teaches students and grad career-seekers a step-by-step process to strategically network online. The program was created by a Rutgers alum and she is looking for us to give her feedback on it. Through a series of four online training videos, you will learn techniques and concepts that help you land a rewarding position in their field of study, create future career opportunities, and master online communication skills to “beat the job board jungle.” 2Actify also provides an online community so career-seekers have support during their job search and continuing access to additional resources. If you are interested, please sign up on the Google Doc by clicking here.
2Actify Program Overview: (proposed dates to be finalized)

  1. Introductory Live Webinar: 20 minutes, setting expectations with trainees 07/17
  2. Trainees take the first of four online sessions by 07/28
  3. Trainees take session 2 and join the online LinkedIn Community Group 2Actify Networking to give and receive support by 08/04
  4. Upon completing session 2, trainees participate in a one-on-one Q&A screen-share session where a professional career coach from 2Actify will review their profile by 09/01
  5. Trainees take sessions 3 and 4 by 09/07
  6. Trainees participate in a concluding Q&A live webinar 09/08
  7. Trainees evaluate the program online by 09/15
More on the 2Actify Evaluation Programme
  1. The principles presented in 2Actify can be applied to various online social networking platforms including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
  2. All four sessions are 30 to 40 minutes long and accessible online 24/7. Trainees have unlimited reviewing access until the end of the evaluation program, after which they can purchase a 2Actify subscription individually, or through an arrangement with Rutgers.

iJOBS-related news:

Job for fresh PhD at Aurobindo Pharma
Aurobindo Pharma in Dayton NJ is looking for a fresh, Ph.D. candidate with suitable background (details are shown below). Candidate with US working permit is highly preferred.
MS or PhD in Science or engineering, additional experience is plus
Knowledge in polymers, emulsions and suspensions
Experience in developing sterile suspension products
Experience in process equipment design and knowledge in fluid dynamics
Aseptic manufacturing knowledge and skill
Knowledge in FDA regulations and guidelines for injectable drugs
Knowledge in Quality-by-Design concept and experience in implementing this concept during product development
Need to work in the lab environment on sustained release injectable formulations. Product has to be developed at lab scale initially and should able to scale up to commercial batch size. Need to write SOPs, protocols, batch sheets and technical reports.
B.C. Thanoo, Ph.D
Vice President, R&D Injectables
bthanoo@aurobindousa.com

Data Incubator
The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Location: New York City Dates: All sections will be from 2017-09-11 to 2017-11-03.
Application Link

Science writing projects through the GoldStarGroup Karen Ventii
Project: Writing a publication on iron-deficiency anemia, Client: AMAG Pharma, Timeframe: June-September
Note: the content outline has been approved by the client. Medical writer will convert that outline into the manuscript, and help with submission to the journal
Project: Summarizing published research papers into 1-page newsletters, Client: Veracyte, Timeframe: June – August
Project: Summarizing an FAQ document on biosimilars, Client: Apobiologix, Timeframe: June-July
Note: the FAQ document has already been developed. Medical writer will consolidate feedback from clinicians and summarize recommendations on revisions to the document
Project: Finalizing a Prostate Cancer Publication, Client: MDx Health, Timeframe: June- September
Note: the publication is currently in draft form. Medical writer will implement revisions to the paper based on client's feedback and help with submission to the journal
For more information contact Karen Ventii

BioNJ Jobs Board
Click here to see job postings in the tristate area.

Career Path Summaries from NeurOnline

  1. Jasna Markovac reflects on her career shift from academia to science publishing, and how it all came full circle in My Journey Out of Academia… and Back.
  2. “That’s the role for people like me—facilitating much more unbiased, informed decision-making around the investments and the science,” explains Sarah Caddick, neuroscience adviser to a British philanthropist.
  3. Considering an academic research career? Ask yourself these questions to determine if it’s the right fit.
  4. Science writing about what you love most can take you all over the world. Watch this video to learn more.
  5. Finding a job in industry requires a unique networking strategy. Learn how to get connected to people in bio-pharma.
  6. Curious about the business world? Christopher Tobias used these skills from his doctoral work to make his transition.
  7. If you want to pursue a nonacademic career, know which type of training will help get you there—PhD or a Master’s—and which doors each will open up.

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

June 2017

iJOBS trainee Corina White’s latest blog post is up at the NIH BEST website. Click here to read it. Congrats to Corina! There are also exciting posts every week on the iJOBS blog which you can read here
We have a lot of events in June before we take a break for the summer so be sure to check these out below!

iJOBS events:

iJOBS Workshop: Primer on Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics
Pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) information from the scientific basis of modern pharmacotherapy. Pharmacokinetics describes the drug concentration-time courses in body fluids resulting from administration of a certain drug dose, pharmacodynamics the observed effect resulting from a certain drug concentration. The rationale for PK/PD-modelling is to link pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in order to establish and evaluate dose-concentration-response relationships and subsequently describe and predict the effect-time courses resulting from a drug dose. Anson Abraham, PhD Associate Principal Scientist at Merck will give an overview of this topic so when you are interviewing with a company, you can tell them that you are familiar with PK/PD.
June 5 from 4:30-6:30pm
To register, click here.

iJOBS Site Visit; Sanofi
Come to visit Sanofi in NJ and learn about this global life sciences company committed to improving access to healthcare and supporting the people we serve throughout the continuum of care. From prevention to treatment, Sanofi transforms scientific innovation into healthcare solutions, in human vaccines, rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, diabetes and cardiovascular solutions and consumer healthcare.
June 12 from 10am-12:30pm
This event is full but to get on the wait list, click here.

iJOBS Women’s Healthcare Innovation and Leadership Showcase
WHILS is a biennial signature conference presented by the HBA NY/NJ region. This event gathers expert stakeholders from across the spectrum of pharmaceutical research and healthcare to discuss challenges, share scientific and practical learnings and spotlight opportunities for innovation and change in women’s healthcare. For more information, click here Free registration to iJOBS trainees who volunteer to help in one of the following ways which are also great opportunities to gain transferrable skills and network.
PR & Marketing Team
Learn more about the NY and NJ healthcare landscape Gain experience in special event marketing Help our HBA WHILS volunteer team to deliver the best program possible
Opportunities pre-, potentially during-, and post-WHILS
Program “Reporters” Team
This team will have the critical task of summarizing session content
Planning and communications will begin 3rd week of May
Most critical time commitment is day-of-event and the next several days after
HBA WHILS team will rely on student volunteers to share immediate top-line takeaways, as well as to transcribe sessions and deliver session summaries.
The work of these teams will be tapped for fodder for news media coverage and will feed into event follow-up communications to speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, advertisers and other strategic partners.
Social Media Team
Tweet and blog about the event
Event Logistics & Rutgers Host Team
This team will support our HBA WHILS logistics and onsite committees with a range of event-producing roles, such as: supporting posters and exhibits setup and oversight, as needed
helping with "swag bag" stuffing on June 13
helping with registration set-up and administration
facilitating work of hired caterer
liaising with Rutgers RWJ MS facility staff, exhibitors, poster presenters, as needed
monitoring session doors
providing directional assistance and basic program schedule information for attendees
helping with during event facilities monitoring -- for trash, setup issues, etc.
June 14 from 12-6pm
To register, click here.
Registration opens May 17

iJOBS Workshop: Medical Communications
Karen Ventii, PhD from the GoldStar Group will run this workshop aimed at graduate students and postdocs in the life sciences who are interested in exploring a career in medical writing. The workshop provides a forum to discuss practical guidance on how to parlay existing skills for a job as a medical writer. We will administer a practice writing test that might be given during a job interview. Following the workshop, participants will emerge with a framework on which to develop a portfolio that may be used for job interviews.
June 15 from 4:30-6:30pm
To register, click here.
Registration opens May 18

iJOBS Career Panel: Non-Research Careers with a PhD
Your PhD can take you in many different directions, some of which you may have not even considered! Come hear from a panel of speakers including, among others, a patent lawyer, publisher of a journal, scientific communications, and someone who works for a non-profit to learn how they each took skills obtained in graduate school and apply them in science-related careers.
June 28 from 3-4:30pm
To register, click here.

iJOBS Workshop: Tips for Getting a Job and Keeping It - Professionalism
Did you ever want the inside scoop on what pharmaceutical companies are looking for in their employees? Learn how to present yourself in a professional way and tricks to making a good impression. Nancy Marks is a long time employee of Johnson & Johnson as well as a Rutgers alum who has help numerous positions within industry will share best practices for applying for a job and maintaining your position in the company.
June 29 from 4:30-6pm
To register, click here.

iJOBS-related news:

Internships at Verbio (a virtual biopsy system)
Entrepreneurship Internship: This internship will involve working directly with Dr. Rob Toth, Founder & CEO of Virbio, Inc. on the day-to-day decisions of entrepreneurship. This will be rigorous and demanding, and a strong disciplined work ethic is the most crucial trait we are looking for. Specific requirements throughout this internship will include, amongst others:

  • Studying competitors’ financial reports and helping devise a business strategy based on the knowledge gained from the competitors’ strategy
  • Summarizing the academic literature on the state-of-the art academic research to help strategize increased clinical adoption.
  • Assist in devising a plan for future clinical trials of the medical device
  • Working with a professional Quality Management Professional to design a project plan based on engineering requirements tempered by regulatory standards
  • Studying the market statistics for a medical device, study how financial models are generated, analyzing existing companies’ financial models, and analyzing customer preferences to lay the groundwork for a future marketing strategy.
Medical Device Algorithm Development Internship: This internship will involve designing an algorithm for creating image mosaics from a live video feed of a novel imaging modality. Specific requirements will include:
  • Working with professional medical imaging software code to capture microscopic imaging data
  • Working with the interface between physical hardware and software drivers for the imaging system
  • Designing quality control experiments to test out the algorithm developed
  • Architecting an algorithm combining the above components into a software package which will be used in a professional medical device.
  • Understand how government quality and regulatory standards fit into medical algorithm development work
See attached (Medical Device Algorithm Internship, Entrepreneurship Internship) or contact Rob Toth for more information.
Rob Toth, Ph.D.
CEO, Virbio, Inc,.
robtoth@virbioinc.com
www.virbioinc.com

Outreach Intern (6 Month Paid Internship)
Center for Science and Democracy
Union of Concerned Scientists
Cambridge, MA Office
Do you think science should be a force for positive change instead of a political football? Are you excited about organizing and training energized young scientists to be better advocates? Here’s an opportunity to use your skills to help create a healthy environment and a safer world. Come work for the Union of Concerned Scientists (or tell your friends to)! We've got an exciting position as an outreach intern in Cambridge, MA. We want to support early career scientists so they can speak up and learn to be effective scientist-advocates. Help us help young scientists be better prepared to contribute to policy, work with community, and to speak and act on their knowledge for the public good. Click here for more information.

BioNJ Jobs Board
You can view a full list of jobs at www.BioNJTalentNetwork.org

CCIT: Launching and Funding Biotech University Start-Ups
Featuring leaders of biotech academic spin-offs in New Jersey who will tell their story and provide guidance and recommendations on launching and funding spin-offs
Christian Kopfli, CEO, Chromocell - Chromocell is a spin-off from Rockefeller University.
Marc Burel, President & COO, Orthobond - Orthobond is a spin-off from Princeton University.
Michael Johnson, Ph.D., CEO, Visikol - Visikol is a spin-off from Rutgers University.
Thursday June 15, 2017 from 5-7pm
For more information and to register, click here

NJ Tech Council “What’s Next in Medical Devices”
See attached for details.
June 13 from 3-7pm at Princeton
Paul Frank
Executive Vice President
NJ Tech Council
732-456-5700

Johnson & Johnson Quickfire Challenge
J&J is committed to supporting a diversity of life science innovators and the development of integrated, cross-sector solutions to prevent, intercept and cure diseases. There are 2 current challenges: 1) Center for Device Innovation aimed at game-changing early-stage medical device innovations across strategic areas of interest for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices, with an emphasis on Surgical Oncology and/or Obesity, and JLABS@NYC for early-stage innovation companies with the use of a bench, workstation and access to the JLABS @ NYC community for one year.

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

June 2017

There are still spot in the Women’s Healthcare Innovation and Leadership Showcase which will be attended by numerous pharma and clinical research professionals. Great networking and volunteering opportunity for resume building.

Congratulations to Kenneth Shatzkes a recent graduate of Rutgers PhD program who completed an Eagleton Policy Fellowship this past year and is now starting in a position as a Policy Advisor in the NJ Office of the Governor to advise and work on the ongoing prescription opioid and heroin epidemic.

iJOBS events:

iJOBS Women’s Healthcare Innovation and Leadership Showcase
WHILS is a biennial signature conference presented by the HBA NY/NJ region. This event gathers expert stakeholders from across the spectrum of pharmaceutical research and healthcare to discuss challenges, share scientific and practical learnings and spotlight opportunities for innovation and change in women’s healthcare. For more information, click here Free registration to iJOBS trainees who volunteer to help in one of the following ways which are also great opportunities to gain transferrable skills and network.
June 14 from 12-6pm
To register first create a login for the the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association by clicking here. Then go to the meeting registration link and use the Promo codes NYNJRUIKSTUD-2017 or NYNJRUIJSPON-2017 to enter at check out and click “apply promo code” for a full discount.
To register to volunteer please complete this form.

iJOBS Workshop: Medical Communications
Karen Ventii, PhD from the GoldStar Group will run this workshop aimed at graduate students and postdocs in the life sciences who are interested in exploring a career in medical writing. The workshop provides a forum to discuss practical guidance on how to parlay existing skills for a job as a medical writer. We will administer a practice writing test that might be given during a job interview. Following the workshop, participants will emerge with a framework on which to develop a portfolio that may be used for job interviews.
June 15 from 4:30-6:30pm
To register, click here.
Registration opens May 18

iJOBS Career Panel: Non-Research Careers with a PhD
Your PhD can take you in many different directions, some of which you may have not even considered! Come hear from a panel of speakers including, among others, a patent lawyer, publisher of a journal, scientific communications, and someone who works for a non-profit to learn how they each took skills obtained in graduate school and apply them in science-related careers.
June 28 from 3-4:30pm
To register, click here.

iJOBS Workshop: Tips for Getting a Job and Keeping It - Professionalism
Did you ever want the inside scoop on what pharmaceutical companies are looking for in their employees? Learn how to present yourself in a professional way and tricks to making a good impression. Nancy Marks is a long time employee of Johnson & Johnson as well as a Rutgers alum who has help numerous positions within industry will share best practices for applying for a job and maintaining your position in the company.
June 29 from 4:30-6pm
To register, click here.

iJOBS-related news:

Research Associate for Cell Sciences Lab at Evotech
There is an immediate opening for a highly-motivated and energetic research scientist to join the Reagents team in Evotec US. Evotec Reagents is a growing business unit delivering high quality materials to the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industry. Driven by business demand, our Princeton group was launched in Q1 2015 and is rapidly expanding, requiring suitable candidates to join this flagship operation.
Overall Responsibilities and Tasks: ● Production cell culture using the SelecT robotic platform to provide flasks and/or plates of cells to support weekly compound screening needs for several programs. ● Routine manual cell culture using sterile techniques, including cell line maintenance, cell plating, bulk cell preparations, frozen cell banks, membrane preparations, etc ●.Molecular biology techniques, including transient transfections. ● Maintain scientific laboratory excellence, in regards to quality of work, following safety procedures and requirements, and documenting work appropriately in an Electronic Laboratory Notebook.
Contact: Thomas.Acton@evotec.com. See attached posting.

Science Writing Internship @ Cell Press
http://www.cell.com/newsroom
The Press Office at Cell Press offers three science writing internship positions each year. In 2017, the following opportunity remains:
Graduate Fall Internship - 16 weeks, September–December ($15/hr) Application available in June.
Overview
This is an extremely hands-on internship that will give you the full experience of being a press officer at a major publishing operation. You will also learn about the entire production process of how a scientific paper goes from the laboratory to a story in a major media outlet, and you will have the opportunity to collaborate with other business teams, including marketing, commercial sales, editorial, and production. By the end of the internship, you will walk away with 10-20 clips, including press releases, content marketing, and blog posts.
Tasks will include:

  • Writing press releases about research published in Cell Press journals and acting as the press contact
  • Developing CrossTalk blog and Elsevier Connect content
  • Developing and posting Cell Press social media content
  • Completing miscellaneous projects as assigned by Media Relations Manager
  • A capstone project to be determined by your interests.
At the end of the internship, you should add to your working knowledge of how to strategize, develop, and execute PR campaigns for various audience segments, write compelling PR content for the web, and measure and analyze campaign outcomes.
Ideal Candidate Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate for the internship will:
  • Be studying for or have completed a Master’s in Public Relations, Journalism, or Biology (Bachelor’s degree if the summer internship).
  • Have experience preparing and telling a story (specifically pitching, conducting interviews, and writing pieces of journalism or public relations materials).
  • Have proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Have work experience within an office environment
  • Be comfortable working alone as well as with a team, know how to juggle many time-sensitive tasks, be able to proactively seek information to complete a project, and be able to maintain a friendly attitude while dealing with the high number of requests received from journalists and institutions from around the world.
NOTES: Due to the competitive nature of the internship, you may be asked to take a writing test and provide two references if you are a finalist. The internship is not currently available to international students studying outside of the United States. International applicants already studying in the United States may apply.
Logistics
The Science Writing Intern reports to Media Relations Manager Joseph Caputo and will be located in the Elsevier office at 50 Hampshire Street, Floor 5, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The internship is 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A laptop is provided.
No permanent position is available at the end of the internship, although candidates will be considered for available positions/freelancing opportunities should they apply and performance/circumstances warrant it.

Position in Career Development for PhD students
Assignment: College Prep, Honors and AP Chemistry. Appropriate NJ certification required.
Click here for more information

AAAS Careers in Science Policy Course
We are hiring an Assistant Director in the Center for Biomedical Career Development (cBCD) at University of Massachusetts Medical School. Housed in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), the cBCD supports the career and professional development of all ~700 PhD and postdoctoral biomedical trainees at UMass Medical School. In addition to offering opt-in resources and services in the areas of career and professional skills development, a cornerstone of our approach is to work with faculty to integrate career development into the fabric of the core curriculum for predoctoral and postdoctoral training. With the support of grant funding, we test for short- and long-term impacts of our approach, and disseminate our findings to help advance the field of PhD career development. The Assistant Director will direct elements of these core functions, meet with students 1-on-1 in career counseling appointments, and contribute to strategic planning, communications, and partnership development to further the mission and growth of the cBCD.
To learn more about this position: https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/2299/ To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume or CV through UMass’s online submission system https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/2299/

Call for Bloggers for NIH BEST
Your school’s BEST career development program is part of a national effort to help biomedical PhDs and postdocs prepare for a variety of career options. Only a handful of schools have programs like yours and we want to give others a taste of your experience. We are looking for two new bloggers to write diary-style entries about the career development process to be published on the national NIH BEST website.
OVERVIEW
Audience: US biomed PhDs and postdocs
Time commitment: 1 blog/month for 6 months. The series will run from September-February.
Content: You can see previous blogs postings at http://www.nihbest.org/phd-postdoctoral-scientists/phdpostdoc-blog/. You will write in a diary format to share your progress in reaching your career goals. For example, you might write about a career development speaker/workshop/course and how it impacted you; the struggle of writing to people asking for informational interviews; contacts that proved helpful; a career-related identity shift; a career interest that surprised you; balancing career development efforts with your lab work; awkward networking interactions; or anything else that happened that month in relation to career development.
Considerations. The blog will be posted publicly online. We would like to use your real name and photo, but you can be vague when it comes to others (who you networked with or where you are interning).
IF INTERESTED
If you are interested in sharing your career development process and gaining some writing experience, please send the following to liane.monetakoehler@vanderbilt.edu by July 1st
Name
School
Area of Expertise (i.e. pharamacology, bioinformatics, etc.) Where you are in the career development process. (i.e. 1st year PhD just starting to explore careers, 5th year PhD about to actively job hunt, or postdoc pursuing one career but exploring backup career options, etc.)
Career plans if you have them (i.e. K-12 teaching, clinical research, industry, academia, etc.)
We are looking for 4 bloggers. Depending on the response, we may request a short writing sample.

Free Webinars on Career Planning and Development by ASBMB
Click here to see the full listing and to register
CV building June 14
Job hunting: interviewing July 18
Finding a mentor for career guidance Aug
Job hunting: negotiation Sept 12

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

May 2017

Congratulations to iJOBS Phase 2 trainee Sarah Misenko who got a position at GlaxoSmithKline in the BioAsset group as part of the Future Leaders Program.

iJOBS events:

iJOBS Career Panel: Education and Science Outreach
Many PhDs go into the field of education and science outreach. Come meet scientists who teach and work at places such as Community Colleges, the Liberty Science Center, the BioBus, Students2Science, the Rutgers Science Bus and the Geology Museum. They will share their passion for education and public outreach with you and give you advice on how to get into the field. As scientists, it is our responsibility to help educate the public about the importance of research.
May 22 from 4:30-6pm
To register, click here.

iJOBS Workshop: Primer on Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics
Pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) information from the scientific basis of modern pharmacotherapy. Pharmacokinetics describes the drug concentration-time courses in body fluids resulting from administration of a certain drug dose, pharmacodynamics the observed effect resulting from a certain drug concentration. The rationale for PK/PD-modelling is to link pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in order to establish and evaluate dose-concentration-response relationships and subsequently describe and predict the effect-time courses resulting from a drug dose. Anson Abraham, PhD Associate Principal Scientist at Merck will give an overview of this topic so when you are interviewing with a company, you can tell them that you are familiar with PK/PD.
June 5 from 4:30-6:30pm
To register, click here.

iJOBS Site Visit; Sanofi
Come to visit Sanofi in NJ and learn about this global life sciences company committed to improving access to healthcare and supporting the people we serve throughout the continuum of care. From prevention to treatment, Sanofi transforms scientific innovation into healthcare solutions, in human vaccines, rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, diabetes and cardiovascular solutions and consumer healthcare.
June 12 from 10am-12:30pm
This event is full but to get on the wait list, click here.

iJOBS Women’s Healthcare Innovation and Leadership Showcase
WHILS is a biennial signature conference presented by the HBA NY/NJ region. This event gathers expert stakeholders from across the spectrum of pharmaceutical research and healthcare to discuss challenges, share scientific and practical learnings and spotlight opportunities for innovation and change in women’s healthcare. For more information, click here Free registration to iJOBS trainees who volunteer to help in one of the following ways which are also great opportunities to gain transferrable skills and network.
PR & Marketing Team
Learn more about the NY and NJ healthcare landscape Gain experience in special event marketing Help our HBA WHILS volunteer team to deliver the best program possible
Opportunities pre-, potentially during-, and post-WHILS
Program “Reporters” Team
This team will have the critical task of summarizing session content
Planning and communications will begin 3rd week of May
Most critical time commitment is day-of-event and the next several days after
HBA WHILS team will rely on student volunteers to share immediate top-line takeaways, as well as to transcribe sessions and deliver session summaries.
The work of these teams will be tapped for fodder for news media coverage and will feed into event follow-up communications to speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, advertisers and other strategic partners.
Social Media Team
Tweet and blog about the event
Event Logistics & Rutgers Host Team
This team will support our HBA WHILS logistics and onsite committees with a range of event-producing roles, such as: supporting posters and exhibits setup and oversight, as needed
helping with "swag bag" stuffing on June 13
helping with registration set-up and administration
facilitating work of hired caterer
liaising with Rutgers RWJ MS facility staff, exhibitors, poster presenters, as needed
monitoring session doors
providing directional assistance and basic program schedule information for attendees
helping with during event facilities monitoring -- for trash, setup issues, etc.
June 14 from 12-6pm
To register, click here.
Registration opens May 17

iJOBS Workshop: Medical Communications
Karen Ventii, PhD from the GoldStar Group will run this workshop aimed at graduate students and postdocs in the life sciences who are interested in exploring a career in medical writing. The workshop provides a forum to discuss practical guidance on how to parlay existing skills for a job as a medical writer. We will administer a practice writing test that might be given during a job interview. Following the workshop, participants will emerge with a framework on which to develop a portfolio that may be used for job interviews.
June 15 from 4:30-6:30pm
To register, click here.
Registration opens May 18

iJOBS Science to Medicine Forum at Regeneron
iJOBS has been invited to participate in The Science to Medicine Forum at Regeneron on June 16. The event offers NY metropolitan area academic institutions an opportunity to bring a group of trainees to visit Regeneron for a day of invigorating scientific exchange, and to hear more about Regeneron’s environment and programs. June 16 from 9am-5pm
To register, click here.
Note that this event is full.

iJOBS-related news:

2017 Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPA) Career Development Workshop “Onward and Upward – Advance Your Career Amid Changes”. This one-day premier career event will have variety of format for you to interact with the career advocates from professional veterans, coaches, recruiters, human resource specialists, and immigration experts to hear their perspectives and insights tailored to your needs, from the young professionals to those who are in the advanced stage of their career.
Career Convocation “The Aha Moment”: A two-hour forum to kick start the whole day event;
Breakout Sessions and Mini Coaching Sessions: multiple parallel hot topic sessions to address your concerns on immigration, job hunting, career planning, leadership and soft skills development;
Networking: There are many opportunities designed to close interactions to build your network and improve interpersonal communication skills;
Job Fair: No doubt one of the major attractions, we engaged 20 global and local companies and organization to recruit the best talents for their needs.
Date and Time: Saturday, May 20th 2017 from 8 am – 6 pm (interactive dinner optional)
Location: Rutgers Business School, 100 Rockafeller Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
The registration is now open here. The first 50 registrants will get a special $10 discount. Please note: due to limited capacity of the workshop venue, on-site registration may NOT be available if all 500 seats are sold-out via online registration (no exception). So please act early and reserve your ticket. Attached is more information about the workshop.

Medical Communications Position
The medical communications team at CACTUS works with the Top 10 global pharmaceutical, biotech and device companies across a wide range of communications needs including writing, graphics, animation, and strategy for their regulatory and publications teams. We act as trusted advisors by constantly and consistently delivering excellence that goes way beyond just our technical expertise. We work as an extension of our client teams and provide them with flexible and innovative solutions that allow them to manage their budget wisely and do more with less while maintaining high levels of quality and data integrity
Roles & Responsibilities:

  • You will use scientific expertise to develop high-quality, publication-ready scientific documents (manuscripts, posters, abstracts, slide kits, short communications, etc.) according to client needs under the expert guidance of the Scientific Team Lead
  • You will act as a document specialist, provide intellectual input across document types, and contribute to making cutting-edge research accessible to specific audiences as appropriate, by maintaining current awareness of developments across therapeutic areas or disciplines.
  • You will work with international pharmaceutical clients and liaise with internal and external stakeholders, including authors and key opinion leaders on critical therapeutic area issues
  • Effectively and proactively communicate with team members, authors/faculty, clients, and vendors
  • Attend workshops/seminars/Trainings to hone your skills and contribute to organizational objectives. Note: Flexible work arrangements are available.
  • PhD/MD (Pharmacology) or PhD (Life Sciences) or MBBS/MD (Internal Medicine) with a good understanding of clinical research and medical communication
  • Publication experience, preferably as first author on papers published in medical journals
  • Clear, concise, scientific style of writing, with a high level of attention to detail and superior English-language skills
  • Basic knowledge of biostatistics
  • Literature reviewing and evaluation capabilities
  • Ability to multi-task and work under tight timelines
CACTUS offers services to two key client segments worldwide: Academia (researchers, scholarly journals and publishers, universities, and academic societies) and Pharmaceutical and Device companies.
To learn more, please visit: www.cactusglobal.com

Course in Planning Your Scientific Journey
Planning Your Scientific Journey is built for life science grad students, postdocs, and other junior scientists. It aims to teach how trainees can choose a good scientific problem as well as planning their journey ahead. It is a free online course that is funded by NIGMS.
By the end of the course, students will have:

  • a plan for how to approach their scientific question and other research goals.
  • an agenda for a meeting with their mentor to get feedback on their plan.
We’re searching for beta testers to start the course on June 5. Why be part of the beta test? You will:
  • provide input on an innovative teaching course
  • make an impact on scientist training while learning new skills yourself
  • access the program exclusively before it’s available later this year
More course information & to sign up as a beta tester, click here.

Job as High School Chemistry Teacher
Assignment: College Prep, Honors and AP Chemistry. Appropriate NJ certification required.
Click here for more information

AAAS Careers in Science Policy Course
This course is designed to follow Erin Heath’s “Engaging in Science Policy” and explores many of the career opportunities in science policy through a series of interviews with people in various roles in the field. It is intended for scientists and students of science at the undergraduate, graduate and post-doc level who are interested in career opportunities in science policy, what they entail, what skills are needed and how to get your foot in the door.
To register, click here.

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

May 2017

NewYorkBIO 2017 Annual Conference
May 10-11 at the Time Warner Center in NYC. You can see the full program here.
First, we have a special attendance rate for students and post docs: $99 for full access to the entire program.
Second, for those who don’t wish to attend the whole conference, we have a special Post Doc Career Symposium (Wed, May 10, 2-6pm) specifically designed to introduce attendees to the range of career opportunities available to life science students. One of the key differentiators of this program is that it provides the opportunity for attendees to meet one-on-one with representatives from pharma companies (J&J, Pfizer, Sanofi, Roche, et), as well as with representatives from other fields that hire from the life sciences, including legal, regulatory, clinical, etc.
In other words, it’s great opportunity to get a feel for the industry outside of academia. Attendance to the Symposium is $30 and includes attendance to our Opening Night Reception.

Flow Cytometry Specialist position
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
The aim of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility is to facilitate and help advance the scope and quality of Cancer Research at MSK by providing investigators advanced instrumentation and high-level technical and scientific expertise in multi-dimensional Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting.
We are currently seeking a Flow Cytometry Specialist with advanced Flow Cytometry experience to integrate an exciting team of scientific and technologically-driven staff. To learn more about the position and to apply, click here

Graduate Career Consultant Job at Notre Dame
Graduate Career Services (GCS) provides comprehensive graduate level career and professional development advising to a diverse body of some 2200 Master and Doctoral graduate students as well as Graduate Alumni across the Colleges of Engineering, Science and Arts & Letters encompassing some 30 departments and 41 unique programs. Drawing on academic and industry expertise, the Graduate Career Consultant will engage students and alumni in developing, clarifying, pursuing and achieving lifelong career goals. Consultant will mentor and consult with graduate students within assigned Departments on appropriate career development and job search skills so they are competitive candidates and manage a portfolio of services targeted at programs within assigned area in order to meet the career and professional development needs of the different disciplines. Consulting goals are accomplished through large lectures, hands-on workshops, special events, training programs, and one-on-one career coaching sessions. For more information and to apply before May 17, click here

Honors College Graduate Fellow position
The Honors College of Rutgers University–New Brunswick is seeking graduate students for its Fellows Program, an innovative scholarly collaboration designed to enrich the educational experience of undergraduates there. The Honors College hopes to hire advanced graduate students, namely Ph.D. candidates from multiple disciplines. Teaching Fellows are required to teach the interdisciplinary mission course, the Forum. This one-year appointment will require Teaching Fellows instruct one or two sections per semester, beginning on September 5, 2017.
Please note that Fellows must invest approximately 12 hours of work per week that comprises some summer training, as well as teaching preparation and lecturing. Applicants must have at least two semesters of successful TA experience, with an enthusiastic interest in mentoring and engaging undergraduates in the Honors College living and learning community.
To learn more about this job opportunity, visit the Honors College website.

Summer Internship at Orthobond Corporation
Orthobond Corporation, a biomaterials surface modification company specializing in antimicrobial surface technology, has an exciting opportunity available for a Summer Internship in the Biology Department. This position will be a great opportunity for the right candidate to gain valuable industrial laboratory experience. The internship will involve assisting in the testing of substrates for antimicrobial properties following established protocols, as well as working towards generating novel testing strategies for new organisms. The ideal candidate is creative, hard-working and organized, with an interest in learning how to apply scientific training towards performing complex experimentation. Please send your resume and cover letter to Dr. Meredith Prysak

New Summer Course Offering: Professional Preparedness in Biotechnology
The broader biotech and health sciences industry demands that scientists be prepared to serve a variety of distinct functions within the life and biomedical sciences ecosystem, and to work effectively within the professional environment. “Professional Preparedness in Biotechnology” will introduce specialized business, communication, operations and quality competencies enabling immediate contribution within diverse organizations in the life and biomedical sciences commercial sector.
The Course Will Feature:
Overview of the Life and Biomedical Sciences Industry Ecosystem with review of marketplace, industry strategies and economic environment
Communication Skills addressing team dynamics, decision-­making, interpersonal skills (with assessment),and effective communication methods
Organizations and Partnerships with internal and external partners and negotiation of corporate silos
Project Planning and Management providing an overview of the phased development process and management thereof
Customer Focus with identification of key stakeholders, assessment of requirements and targeted markets
Financial Management focused on the “language of finance,” addressing cash flow, investment evaluation, risk & return, and financial statements
Operations Management of business logistics, demand planning, global sourcing
Risk Management, Quality and Safety methods including good manufacturing practices (GMP), good lab practices (GLB), quality control, and quality assurance
Regulatory Processes as market clearance pathways for drugs, biologics, medical devices and combination products
Students will submit, and present, case study analyses relevant to their current area of professional interest and highlighting lessons learned throughout the course.
Register now! Space is limited.
5/30/17 to 7/7/17, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00PM-5:00PM
16:125:624:B1 (listed as Special Problems IV)
Questions? Contact Susan Engelhardt

2017 Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPA) Career Development Workshop “Onward and Upward – Advance Your Career Amid Changes”. This one-day premier career event will have variety of format for you to interact with the career advocates from professional veterans, coaches, recruiters, human resource specialists, and immigration experts to hear their perspectives and insights tailored to your needs, from the young professionals to those who are in the advanced stage of their career.
Career Convocation “The Aha Moment”: A two-hour forum to kick start the whole day event;
Breakout Sessions and Mini Coaching Sessions: multiple parallel hot topic sessions to address your concerns on immigration, job hunting, career planning, leadership and soft skills development;
Networking: There are many opportunities designed to close interactions to build your network and improve interpersonal communication skills;
Job Fair: No doubt one of the major attractions, we engaged 20 global and local companies and organization to recruit the best talents for their needs.
Date and Time: Saturday, May 20th 2017 from 8 am – 6 pm (interactive dinner optional)
Location: Rutgers Business School, 100 Rockafeller Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
The registration is now open here. The first 50 registrants will get a special $10 discount. Please note: due to limited capacity of the workshop venue, on-site registration may NOT be available if all 500 seats are sold-out via online registration (no exception). So please act early and reserve your ticket. Attached is more information about the workshop.



May 2017

Congratulations to Fanfan Wu, a current iJOBS Phase 2 trainee who just received a prestigious ORISE fellowship from the FDA and to Eileen Oni, a current iJOBS Phase 3 trainee who is a finalist for the AAAS Science and Policy Fellowship.

Congratulations to Corina White for her latest blog post for NIH BEST. Check it out here.
This internship is designed for PhD students and postdocs interested in pursuing careers in Intellectual property, Business Development, or Academic Technology Transfer. See attached for details. Application deadline is Oct 10.

Information Session for The Solution Lab
April 22 from 12:30 to 2:30 PM
The Solution Lab specializes in healthcare and life sciences consulting. They have successfully problem solved for a diverse set of companies including top ten pharma firms, biotech, see-funded health tech start ups and patient advocacy organizations.
GSBS -Newark 185 South Orange Ave
Attached is the flyer and you can RSVP here

Professional Development Workshop: Career Pathways Beyond Academia
This workshop will be led by a panel of 3 Rutgers PhD alumni in the humanities, social sciences, and life sciences. They are currently working in local industries and will discuss their experiences in graduate school and the pathways that led them to successful careers. The workshop will conclude with a Q&A session, and a representative from Career Services will be on hand.
Please click here to RSVP. If you have further questions, contact Dr. Ramazan Gungor.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Livingston Student Center, Room 201
84 Joyce Kilmer Ave.
Piscataway, NJ 08854

10th Annual NIH Career Symposium
The NIH Career Symposium highlights the diversity of career choices available to your generation of biomedical researchers. Whether you are a new graduate student, postdoc, or clinical fellow just beginning to consider career options or a senior student/fellow ready to look for a job, the NIH Career Symposium is for you. Our agenda is attached.
We invite any postdoc, clinical fellow or PhD-level graduate student to join us, regardless if you are part of the NIH intramural program or not. This event is free to attend (participants are responsible for their own travel expenses) Wondering what the Career Symposium is all about? Check out past events here.
Read write-ups (written by postdocs) of past NIH Career Symposiums here.
May 11, 2017 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
NIH Campus (Bethesda, Maryland)
Natcher Conference Center
Register

Job postings for Innovation Associates at Avatar Materials
They are hiring fresh PH Ds since their R&D organization is growing and the candidates will have opportunities to grow.
1. Strong background microbiology and biochemistry to perform protein purification and characterization work. Experience in cell culture, fermentation, stem cell etc is also valuable. 2. Strong background in synthetic chemistry and material science specifically conducting organic or inorganic synthesis and analysis.
3. Strong background in physical chemistry colloid science, surface chemistry.
We will be recruiting variety of people from bachelors to masters to Ph D in science/engineering and business functions over next year or so. For business we will be recruiting people with scientific skills with business inclination such as project management.
For more information contact Elizabeth Marsh

Opportunity for writing experience
The Atlanta BEST Magazine is seeking submissions for articles for inclusion in the Summer 2017 issue! The Atlanta BEST Magazine is a trainee run magazine that features articles for, by, and about BEST trainees. Deadline is June 1, will be published in July

  • Articles can be half a page to two pages
  • Topics are generally around reflections of participation in BEST activities or sage advice
  • Below are some writing prompts for inspiration.
Ideas for stories…What does it mean to me to participate in BEST? What I wish I knew when I started my PhD. What is the hardest part of career exploration? If I could give advice to a first year student, what would it would be? What is one mental health strategy that helps keep your sanity when things get too crazy. If I could have super power in my career development, what would it be? What massages do I keep hearing over and over again? If I could do grad school over again, what would I do differently? What is one under-used campus resource more people should take advantage of? Why is it that my dissertation defense was so anti-climatic? Did you get a job? Tell us about how you found it, got the interview and where you are going!
Tami Hutto, Manager, Atlanta BEST Program

Job Postings on BioNJ Talent Networks
You can view a full list of jobs at www.BioNJTalentNetwork.org

April 2017

Regulatory Affairs Internship at Leo Pharma 
Leo Pharma, a specialty dermatology pharma company in Madison, NJ, is looking for a paid Regulatory Affairs intern for this summer.  The RA intern would be involved in the Medical-Legal-Regulatory (MLR) review, FDA guidances, and other regulatory affairs functions.  Because the company is mid-sized, you are encouraged to explore other areas of the company as well (marketing, medical affairs, legal, etc). Apply online in the next week or two and also contact Dharm Patel to let him know you have applied and for more information dharm.patel@rutgers.edu
https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=leopharma&jobId=122130&lang=en_US&source=CC2

Job posting for Analytical Chemist at Product Safety Labs in NJ
The majority of the work is analyzing formulations by HPLC and GC.  Applicants can apply at our website at www.productsafetylabs.com. See attached job description.   For more information, contact David Sinning at DavidSinning@productsafetylabs.com

The American Statistical Association Princeton-Trenton Chapter in New Jersey Symposium
The ASA is organizing a Spring Statistics Symposium from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM EDT on Friday, May 5, 2017 in the East Lecture Hall, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The focus of the Spring Symposium is on New Advancement in Biomarkers/Precision Medicine/Enrichment Design. It aims to introduce participants to the new advancement of statistical methods and applications in precision medicine, to discuss the challenges and solutions related to the use of biomarkers in design and analyses for clinical trials and translational research, and to review present knowledge on biomarkers.
Tentative agenda:
Time Topic Speaker
8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration  
9:00 - 9:05 AM Greetings and Introduction
9:05 - 9:50 AM TBD
Richard Simon, Associate Director, Division of Cancer Treatment & Diagnosis, Biometric Research Program
Chief, Computational & Systems Biology Branch, National Cancer Institute
9:50 - 10:35 AM Statistical Challenges in Precision Medicine with a Focus on Companion Diagnostics Gregory Campbell, President, GCStat Consulting, LLC. Former Director, Division of Biostatistics, CDRH/FDA
10:35 - 10:50 AM Break
10:50 - 11:35 AM Two Novel Designs for Small Populations: The Confirmatory Basket Trial and the Informational Design Robert A. Beckman, MD, Professor of Oncology and of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Biomathematics, Georgetown University Medical Center
11:35 - 12:20 PM TBD Shirin Khambata Ford, Executive Director, Biomarker and Diagnostics Leader, Merck Oncology
12:20 - 1:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:30 PM Panel discussion Richard Simon, Greg Campbell, 
Robert A. Beckman, Shirin Khambata Ford
 
Please use the following link for registration:
Princeton-Trenton Chapter member: $65;  Non Princeton-Trenton Chapter member: $70; student/retiree : $30
A light breakfast and lunch buffet are provided with registration. Onsite parking is available (details will be sent out before event). Agenda and abstracts for each presentation will be sent out soon!

 

Biotech job working with stem cells (exclusive posting to iJOBS)
Having stem cell experience with ESC, iPS, NSC or MSC and/or Neuroscience experience is required and preference is given to those with a proven record of getting published and writing grants. They will offer a very attractive salary for the right candidate.
Contact Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu)  or Hatem Saabwy (sabaawhe@cinj.rutgers.edu)

Science Communications Experience Opportunity
The NIH Extracellular RNA Communication Program is seeking trainee writers for their blog series about novel developments in the field of extracellular RNA communication. This program is looking for trainees interested in scientific communication and outreach careers to serve as writers. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Rebecca Lenzi (rebecca.lenzi@nih.gov) or Dena Procaccini (dena.procaccini@nih.gov).  See attached ad.  

1st Pitch Life Science
Rutgers will be hosting the 1st Pitch Life Science – New Jersey event – where you get to EAVESDROP ON INVESTORS’ CLOSED DOOR DISCUSSIONS – on Tuesday, April 18 in the Rutgers Visitor Center on the Busch Campus. There will be refreshments and networking starting at 5:30 PM. The program will begin at 6:00 PM. At the end of the event, the audience will vote on a “Best of the Best” winner.  1st Pitch is free to attend and all are welcome but you must register here. 

Life science startups that might be interested in presenting a pitch can submit their request to njinfo@1stpitchlifescience.com.  The application is attached.
Questions to:  Lori B. Dars, Associate Director
Office of Economic Development
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
lori.dars@rutgers.edu
848-932-4481

Research Commercialization Receptions
Learn about translational research capabilities, inventions and patenting, creating start up companies and funding commercialization.
May 8 (Newark) and May 9 (New Brunswick) from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The RBHS Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is sponsoring research commercialization ‘wine and cheese’ receptions on both campuses.  Come meet and speak with RU Office of Research Commercialization experts. 
Space is limited; please contact the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research asap to reserve your place and be informed of the locations. RSVP to 973.972.3325 or research@ca.rutgers.edu (citing Commercialization Reception in the subj: space).

3rd Annual BioResearch Product Faire
Rutgers University, Piscataway Township
When:   Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Where:  Busch Campus Center 604 Bartholomew Rd
Time:   10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Stop by the event to:
* Network with other Researchers
* View Product Demonstrations
* Connect with Industry Experts
* Discover New Research Tools
* Learn Troubleshooting Skills
* Hear About Laboratory Services
* Learn about Career Opportunities
Using the right tools for your research saves you time at the bench.
**THIS EVENT IS FREE & (NEW this year) INCLUDES AN EXTENSIVE BUFFET OF
REFRESHMENTS**
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New Summer Course Offering: Professional Preparedness in Biotechnology
The broader biotech and health sciences industry demands that scientists be prepared to serve a variety of distinct functions within the life and biomedical sciences ecosystem, and to work effectively within the professional environment. “Professional Preparedness in Biotechnology” will introduce specialized business, communication, operations and quality competencies enabling immediate contribution within diverse organizations in the life and biomedical sciences commercial sector. 
The Course Will Feature:
Overview of the Life and Biomedical Sciences Industry Ecosystem with review of marketplace,
industry strategies and economic environment
Communication Skills addressing team dynamics, decision-­making, interpersonal skills (with assessment),and effective communication methods
Organizations and Partnerships with internal and external partners and negotiation of corporate silos
Project Planning and Management providing an overview of the phased development process and management thereof
Customer Focus with identification of key stakeholders, assessment of requirements and targeted markets
Financial Management focused on the “language of finance,” addressing cash flow, investment evaluation, risk & return, and financial statements
Operations Management of business logistics, demand planning, global sourcing
Risk Management, Quality and Safety methods including good manufacturing practices (GMP), good lab practices (GLB), quality control, and quality assurance
Regulatory Processes as market clearance pathways for drugs, biologics, medical devices and combination products
Students will submit, and present, case study analyses relevant to their current area of professional interest and highlighting lessons learned throughout the course.
Register now! Space is limited.
5/30/17 to 7/7/17, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00PM-5:00PM
16:125:624:B1 (listed as Special Problems IV)
Questions? Contact Susan Engelhardt at engels@soe.rutgers.edu

 

 

Medical Device Industry Panel Discussion: Challenges, Opportunities and Careers

Hear from experts as to how to target unmet patient needs, enable cross-functional teamwork and collaborations between engineers and physicians.  Learn about clinical research challenges, launching a new product, evolving career goals over time and managing regulator complexity.  See attached flyer for details.  
Thursday April 20 from 6-7:30pm.

Medical Affairs Conference 
If anyone is interested in pursuing medical affairs or would like to learn more there will be a lot of Key Leaders in the field spreading a wealth knowledge as well as the opportunity to network with them.
They are looking for 2 more volunteers to aid in running the conference. Volunteers will get the registration fee waived in total!
April 20 - 21 in Philadelphia
If anyone is interested, please contact Joseph Sherba, Graduate Research Fellow in Biomedical Engineering  jjs5476@gmail.com

 

March 2017

Insmed Summer Internships
Check out the BioNJ website for summer internships at Insmed and other job postings
http://www.bionjtalentnetwork.org/jobs/match_job_feed?field_companyname_value=Insmed

Job Posting Technology Scouting Associate at Reckitt Benckiser
RB is the world's leading consumer health and hygiene company, We work with the best people to challenge conventional thinking and keep giving people innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes, through our brands like Nurofen, Strepsils, Mucinex, Dettol, Lysol, Finish and Vanish.  
Role Purpose: Work within the matrix organization to promote the use of Open Innovation/Partnerships and increase the amount of externally sourced technologies in the RB pipeline. Leverage a variety of techniques to identify external sources of products/innovation, proactively and against a specific target. Build the external partnership network in the US/Americas region to provide broader exposure to new and relevant external innovation. Manage partnerships with external providers through formal legal agreements and informal communications. Provide the business with access to data, samples, and information from external parties to facilitate development.  
Responsibilities: Increase the impact of externally sourced innovations in RB by bringing new opportunities to the Business and sharing them widely to generate both interest and action.  Support the outside innovation needs of the business wherever they arise (IMEX, PO1, CDO, and Innovation) as agreed through Portfolio Management Team.
Qualifications: Advanced degree preferred (PhD, MA, etc); BA + 3 years, MA + 2 years, PhD. Healthcare and/or Chemistry background (preferred). Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written). Entrepreneurial, self-motivated individual with capability to evaluate and take risks.  
For more information go to: https://rbsocial.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/technology-scouting-associate-3090

NY Academy of Sciences Postdocs in Industry Discussion                                                             Join the Science Alliance as we discuss the postdoctoral programs outside Academia. Topics will include differences between academia and industry, hiring and transition mechanisms, salaries and challenges. The panel discussion will also explore the career paths of the panelists and suggestions on how to be a strong candidate for a non-academic postdoctoral position will be discussed. The panel will include the Postdocs administrators or directors as well as a current postdocs from each company.  Audience members will also have the opportunity to interact with our panelists and ask questions during the panel and the roundtables. The speakers and panelists will share their knowledge and expertise during the roundtables session. The event will be followed by a networking reception.  Thursday April 27 from 6-9:30pm.  For more information go to http://www.nyas.org/Events/Detail.aspx?cid=b0dc762a-ed1e-4f4c-bc5f-378cc4cc75b

Going Public: Biotech Leaders on their Path to Funding
Leaders of New Jersey's publicly traded biotech firms will tell their story and provide guidance and recommendations on going public as a path to funding.  
Register now and join us for networking and guidance from Scott Jackson, past CEO of Celator recently acquired by Jazz Pharmaceuticals; Dan O'Connor, CEO of Advaxis and Kathleen Bloch, CFO of Cytosorbents. Each panelist will discuss their respective paths to success, including insights into their strategy and decisions faced along the way to their companies becoming public.
April 24 from 5-7pm

BioNJ Biopartnering Conference
The event.  will bring together industry leaders, licensing executives, academia and investors. This year's action-packed event is being presented in partnership with J.P. Morgan.
1. Meet with investors
2. Hear the latest on trends and expectations
3. Connect with BD professionals from Big Pharma and biotech companies
4. Meet tech transfer and industry liaisons from academic institutions
5. Pre-schedule meetings to discuss potential partnerships
6. Hear from 16 Presenting Companies 
7. Talk to exhibitors that can support your organization's needs
8. Networking...networking...and more networking…
May 23 from 8am-4:30pm

 

Check out the most recent edition of the Atlanta BEST magazine with an article by our own iJOBS trainees Eileen Oni who describes her experiences in iJOBS Phase 2 shadowing a NJ Congressman!!!  Applications for next year’s Phase 2 will come out via this type of email in April and will be due in May.  Programming will start in September and will consist of a 72 hour shadowing/externship experience that you select plus a class in one of Rutgers professional schools (business, law, policy etc…) that interests you.  


Eagleton Institute of Policy Fellowships for Rutgers graduate students
Apply now for the 2018 Eagleton Fellowship Program - open to Rutgers graduate students in ALL schools and departments on New Brunswick, Camden and Newark campuses. Stipends and tuition remission awards available! This one-year interdisciplinary certificate program allows Fellows learn about real-world American politics, government, and public affairs, while connecting the fellowship experience to academic field of study. Application deadline is March 23rd. Eagleton has offered these prestigious fellowships since its inception in 1956.
WHY APPLY?
- stipend and tuition remission awards available
- interdisciplinary program open to Rutgers graduate student in all schools and departments on New
   Brunswick, Camden and Newark campuses
- participate at any point during your graduate studies: one-year certificate program lets you continue
   working towards your graduate degree without interruption
- highly selective program with an insider’s exposure to politics and government
- wide variety of spring placement options
- engaging discussions about politics and government in small weekly seminars in an informal setting
- opportunities to participate in special events with great food
- direct access to practitioners and a network of more than 1,900 Eagleton alumni in state and national
   politics and government and beyond
- career counseling and job placement assistance
 APPLY ONLINE TODAY! 
Visit the Eagleton website for more details at http://go.rutgers.edu/EagletonFellow

Postdoctoral contract position at Bristol-Myers Squibb
·          The position is a 6 month contract  
·         This position is subject to a background screen and drug screen.
·         This is a non-benefited position, all time-off would be considered non-paid.
 1.    Requested pay rate.  Max pay rate is $37/hr 
2.    Reference #20409-1
Job Description: The postdoctoral position is a research position in an industrial setting with the opportunity to collaborate across multiple disciplines that is afforded by a large biopharmaceutical company such as our genomics, analytical and process development groups. You will be encouraged to present and publish your findings.
With a commitment to continuous improvement, two positions in the Cell and Molecular Biology group will open Jan 2016 to work on understanding and developing new technology for commercial cell line development (CLD). The areas available for research include improved cell line expression and screens, reduced development time, and understanding the performance capabilities of our base cell substrates. The appointment is for two years providing appropriate progress occurs in the first year. The fellow will design and lead the scientific strategy. Interested candidates who will have their PhD before the start of their postdoctoral fellowship should submit a research proposal related to this opportunity that is a maximum of 2 pages, clarity and brevity are prized, along with their resume. It is anticipated a strong molecular and/or cellular background is needed for success although other backgrounds will be considered depending on your research proposal.
Responsibilities
Maintain and work in a safe environment.
Develop, lead and carry out research strategy to improve CLD technology or its understanding.
Work collaboratively within Client and with external parties.
Present and publish data at internal and public forums
Maintain proper documentation of all research
Additional responsibilities as assigned.
Requirements
PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related discipline, or if aligned with your research proposal.
Scientific excellence, creative problem solving skills, effective oral and written communication capabilities
Anticipated skills to be used
Cell culture maintenance and expansion
Stable cell line generation
Cell imaging and expression analysis. FACS experience helpful
Molecular analysis of cell lines at the DNA and RNA level
Data analysis with relevant software to the proposed project
Additional Job Requirements:
Position Handles Hazardous Materials
Anupama
Talent Acquisition Manager
A10 Clinical Solutions, Inc.
2000 Regency Pkwy., Suite 295
Cary, NC 27518
Direct:  919.674.3337
Corporate Office: 866.460.ATEN (2836)


8th Annual Rutgers Postdoc Symposium
Redefining the Postdoctoral Experience: New Training for New Careers
Friday April 28 from 1-6pm.
Great Hall and Main Auditorium, RWJMS Research Tower
Register at http://bit.ly/2lgkC5I 
Registration, abstract submission, and program: 
KEYNOTE 
Dr. Franklin Carrero-Martínez, Ph.D. 
Acting Deputy Science and Technology Adviser U.S. Department of State 
Breakout Panel Sessions 
Preparing for Jobs Outside Academia 
Preparing for Jobs Within Academia 
Polishing Your Communication Style 
See attached flyer

Summer Courses through the Professional Science Masters Program
16:137:501 (01432) Fundamentals of Intellectual Property
05/30/2017 - 06/23/2017Tuesday 6:00pm-9:00pm, Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm 
Friday: 06/02, 06/23 : 6:00pm-9:00pm 
Saturday: 06/03, 06/24: 9:00am to 12:00pm
USPTO trip (all day) TBD
This course provides essential knowledge for science and engineering students who have a drive to be successful in invention or who have interests to work in IP or patent related professions. The course covers the fundamentals of intellectual property, with a major emphasis on patents. Topics include invention and entrepreneurial spirit, patent creation process, patent classifications and prior art search, and technology transfer, licensing and commercialization. 

16:137:530 (01354) Principles of Accounting and Finance
05/30/2017 - 07/21/2017Tuesday/Thursday 6.20-9pm.
This course covers the fundamentals of accounting and finance for science/engineering/mathematics students. 

16:137:552 (04820)    Python Methodologies
Hybrid- Meets In-person on 5/30, 6/20, 7/11, 4:30pm-6:30pm
This is an introductory course in python with examples for data science and analytics. A project is required.

BIO Legislative Day Fly-In
Members of Bio are invited to participate in a legislative briefing and networking reception on Tues April 4.  On Wed April 5, attendees participate in meetings with Congressional offices of their home states along with other attendees from the same state.  

BIO International Convention
June 19-22 in San Diego, CA
The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. The key benefits of attending the BIO International Convention are access to global biotech and pharma leaders via BIO One-on-One Partnering, exposure to industry though-leaders with over 1,500 education sessions at your fingertips, and unparalleled networking opportunities with 16,000+ attendees from 76 countries.

Writing program: Rescuing Biomedical Research Group
For graduate students and postdocs interested in science policy as well as writing

 

 

Feburary 2017

Position doing Flow Cytometry 
A top CRO is looking for a flow cytometry analyst in NJ site. Title is Medical Technologist II (first shift), compensation will be based on experience and education background. (no H1b or Green Card sponsorship)
If interested and qualified, please send your resume to looking4rightcandidate@gmail.com
Responsibilities:
• Analyzes flow cytometry samples acquired as part of ongoing studies. 
• Analyzes and organizes daily flow cytometry QC data as required. 
• Notifies the laboratory and/or supervisor immediately of any assay related problems that would require sample reprocessing. 
• Complete timely review of new or revised SOPs circulated for peer review. 
• Trains on all required SOPs in a timely manner. 
• Assists with training new employees and follows-up to ensure training is understood. 
• May assist with the development of training material, training checklists, and competency assessment programs.
Experience:
Individual should have >2 years experience working in a flow cytometry laboratory and >1 year experience with analysis of flow cytometric data. Experience in data analysis with WinList (preferred), FlowJo, FCS Express, etc. is required. Significant experience with Microsoft Excel is also preferred.
Qualificaitons:
Bachelor’s degree with experience, advanced degree preferred.
Individual must qualify as testing personnel under the following CLIA 1988 and New York State Department of Health requirements: 

Summer Organic Chemistry Instructor
RWJMS is recruiting an organic chemistry instructor for our Biomedical Careers Program, which is an intensive six-week program academic enrichment summer program for undergraduate students interested in careers in the health professions. The salary is $1,620.00, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 am to 12 pm.  Week of 7/3, Monday and Thursdaysince 7/4 is a holiday. Please contact Phyllis Sica if interested: sicaph@rwjms.rutgers.edu

The Art of Science Communication
This is an online courseorganized by the ASBMB Public Outreach Committee that is available for all scientists and STEM professionals. The goal of the course is to provide participants with fundamental training in science communication, focusing in particular on how to present science to a non-expert audience in a formal setting such as a public lecture. Armed with this knowledge, participants will be able to utilize the skills learned during the course in their professional lives. 
The online course begins Feb. 6. Register by Feb. 3.

Branching Out: Meeting New Colleagues
How often do you hear that “networking is important for your future success - with little to no explanation of how to actually improve your networking skills?  Do you want to learn how to approach meeting new people like those people who make professional networking look easy?  Please join for a hands-on workshop to train you on practical and easy to implement strategies for confidently building and maintaining your professional network.  
Presented by Maria Qadri, PhD student in BME
Monday Feb 13 from 1:45-3pm
BME building 102, Busch Campus

Eagleton Institute of Policy Fellowships for Rutgers graduate students
Apply now for the 2018 Eagleton Fellowship Program - open to Rutgers graduate students in ALL schools and departments on New Brunswick, Camden and Newark campuses. Stipends and tuition remission awards available! This one-year interdisciplinary certificate program allows Fellows learn about real-world American politics, government, and public affairs, while connecting the fellowship experience to academic field of study. Application deadline is March 23rd. Eagleton has offered these prestigious fellowships since its inception in 1956.
WHY APPLY?
- stipend and tuition remission awards available
- interdisciplinary program open to Rutgers graduate student in all schools and departments on New
   Brunswick, Camden and Newark campuses
- participate at any point during your graduate studies: one-year certificate program lets you continue
   working towards your graduate degree without interruption
- highly selective program with an insider’s exposure to politics and government
- wide variety of spring placement options
- engaging discussions about politics and government in small weekly seminars in an informal setting
- opportunities to participate in special events with great food
- direct access to practitioners and a network of more than 1,900 Eagleton alumni in state and national
   politics and government and beyond
- career counseling and job placement assistance
 APPLY ONLINE TODAY!
Visit the Eagleton website for more details at http://go.rutgers.edu/EagletonFellow

Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT) 
Offered by the New York Academy of Sciences. It is a week long program at the academy in the summer that it specifically for graduate students to prepare them for what's next.The application and information can be found at www.nyas.org/SALT2017

Stanford Cancer Imaging Training (SCIT) Program
The Stanford Cancer Imaging Training (SCIT) Program, funded by the National Cancer Institute, aims to train the next generation of researchers in the development and clinical translation of advanced techniques for cancer imaging and its application. The required coursework component includes two courses in the clinical/cancer sciences, two in imaging science, one in biostatistics, one in medical ethics (“Responsible Conduct of Research”), and attendance at a minimum of six multidisciplinary tumor boards. In addition, trainees can select from a multitude of electives offered by various Stanford University Departments, e.g., Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Bioengineering, Biomedical Informatics, and Cancer Systems Biology. The primary focus of the program is participation in a mentored cancer-imaging research project aimed at publication in peer-reviewed journals, and presentation at national meetings. The program especially features “paired mentorship,” in which each trainee is teamed with both a basic-science and physician mentor, to provide guidance in course and research-topic selection, and in performing clinically-relevant cancer imaging research.
Eligibility:
1. Candidate must have an MD or PhD degree.
2. Candidate must be a US citizen, or a non-citizen national, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Card (1-151 or 1-551) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident. 
Application Deadline: April 10, 2017
CLICK HERE to visit the SCIT Program web site.

 

ACA Event about Students2Science in Newark 

The ACA will be hosting Fran Nelsen, PhD on Feb.01 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Rosemary Gellene Room, Medical Science Building (MSB), Newark, NJ. 
Roundtable discussion opportunities in teaching pharma and biotech lab techniques and volunteering.
During this hour, Fran will give a brief overview of the teaching programs at the Students 2 Science in East Hanover, NJ. 
For additional information, email Doreen Badheka badhekdk@gsbs.rutgers.edu

Science Careers Job Fair    
Science Careers and AAAS offer an exciting career event during the 2017 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. Take advantage of free career workshops and meet with staffing professionals and hiring managers from the industry’s top companies all in one place.  
Date: February 17, 2017
Location: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
Time: 11:00 am – 4 pm
For more details and to register, visit sciencemag.org/careers/jobfair

Bell Labs Internship Program Summer 2017 
Research Area: Physiological Communications 
With a vested interest in improving the quality of human life, the well-known Nobel Prize winning organization Bell Labs has launched a new interdisciplinary program in Physiological Communications. Going beyond wearable technologies, we are developing smart, biocompatible platforms to actively probe and engage intact biological systems. Advancing research on this front inevitably requires an interdisciplinary approach, utilizing the knowledge and expertise from diverse fields of research. 

To this end, we are seeking highly-motivated, talented and enthusiastic graduate students to take part in this year’s Bell Labs Summer Internship Program at Murray Hill, NJ. This is a 10-week paid internship, ideally for graduate students and post-docs (or exceptional undergraduates with research experience). Based on performance, candidates will also be considered for full-time employment. Students will have the opportunity to learn and work with world experts, while contributing to the on-going efforts with their expertise and experience in a classical Bell Labs-style setting. 

 

Eligible candidates must be pursuing a degree in the related fields of Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Cancer Biology or Nanotechnology. A background in cell culture, cellular/genetic manipulation and bio-imaging is preferred. Experience with biosensing, optics, chemical/nanomaterial synthesis or microfabrication is a major plus. 
For more information regarding this exciting opportunity, contact Dr. Shreyas Shah (shreyas.shah@nokia.com)

BioNJ Jobs Board
Click here to see jobs posted on the BioNJ jobs board that is updated daily.

Rutgers International Career Week
Calling all international students! University Career Services is offering specialized career development programming just for you! Please join us for the following programs.
Be sure to RSVP using your CareerKnight account.
 

Janurary 2017

Institutes for Comprehensive Systematic Reviews
Systematic reviews are becoming more important in the pharmaceutical and medical world. Learn how to prepare one based on data at these workshops.
January 9-11 and March 13-17
Rutgers Health Sciences Campus Newark
Presented by experts from the Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST) at the Rutgers School of Nursing, the Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Reviews prepares researchers, clinicians and knowledge professionals to help meet the growing need for systematic reviews of quantitative, qualitative and economic evidence in health care that can inform clinical practice and policy.
Expert, internationally renowned faculty will provide personalized instruction for participants at both advanced and beginning stages of conducting systematic reviews. You will gain hands-on instruction and practice in using two specialized software programs:

  • JBI-MAStARI (Meta Analysis of Statistics, Assessment and Review Instrument) for quantitative data;
  • JBI-QARI (Qualitative Assessment and Review Instrument) for qualitative data; and
  • JBI-ACTUARI (Analysis of Cost, Technology and Utilization Assessment and Review Instrument) for evaluating economic evidence
  • CReMS (Comprehensive Review Management Systems) for protocol and report development.
For details and registration, visit http://nursing.rutgers.edu/institute/index.html
Also see attached flyer



Congratulations to our iJOBS survey raffle winners!! They each won a Target gift card for completing the NIH survey. This could be you next spring if you fill out the survey!!!
Grad student entrance survey: Rucha Shah and Samantha Gokhale $50 each
Postdoc entrance survey: Ying Jiang and Manrong Li $50 each
Postdoc exit survey: Prasad Tammineni $100

Congratulations to our first set of iJOBS Phase 3 graduates!! 20 students and postdocs received this recognition because they completed 1) 12 hours of Phase 1 iJOBS programming such as career panels, site visits and workshops, 2) the SciPhD: Leadership and Business Skills for Scientists workshop as part of Phase 1, 3) took classes outside of their scientific area as part of Phase 2, and 4) did externships/shadowing as part of Phase 2 programming.
They received an Attestation of Completion paper today and we are very proud of them as many of them move on to jobs in their area of interest with help from their iJOBS experiences. See picture attached.
For those of you interested in obtaining these experiences, The SciPhD workshop will be offered this Feb 9, 10, 23 and 24 so keep any eye out for that EventBrite (all of those dates are required). Also, applications for Phase 2 will open in April where you can take a class and we set up an externship for you.

Also iJOBS is proud to announce that we are partnering with Rutgers Eagleton Institute which has received a grant from the California Council on Science and Technology, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Simons Foundation, to support planning processes for evaluating the potential for a science and technology policy fellowship in New Jersey. If this fellowship is established, it will be similar to the AAAS Science and Technology Fellowships in D.C. but at the state level in NJ instead.

Call for Bloggers: NIH BEST Blog
Your school’s BEST career development program is part of a national effort to help biomedical PhDs and postdocs prepare for a variety of career options.
Only a handful of schools have programs like yours and we want to give others a taste of your experience.
We are looking for two new bloggers to write diary-style entries about the career development process to be published on the national NIH BEST website.


OVERVIEW
Audience: US biomed PhDs and postdocs
Time commitment: 1 blog/month for 6 months. The series will run from March-August.
Content: You can see previous blogs postings at http://www.nihbest.org/phd-postdoctoral-scientists/phdpostdoc-blog/.
You will write in a diary format to share your progress in reaching your career goals. For example, you might write about a career development speaker/workshop/course and how it impacted you; the struggle of writing to people asking for informational interviews; contacts that proved helpful; a career-related identity shift; a career interest that surprised you; balancing career development efforts with your lab work; awkward networking interactions; or anything else that happened that month in relation to career development.
Considerations. The blog will be posted publicly online. We would like to use your real name and photo, but you can be vague when it comes to others (who you networked with or where you are interning).


IF INTERESTED
If you are interested in sharing your career development process and gaining some writing experience, please send the following to liane.monetakoehler@vanderbilt.edu by January 15th, 2017
Name
School
Area of Expertise (i.e. pharamacology, bioinformatics, etc.)
Where you are in the career development process. (i.e. 1st year PhD just starting to explore careers, 5th year PhD about to actively job hunt, or postdoc pursuing one career but exploring backup career options, etc.)
Career plans if you have them (i.e. K-12 teaching, clinical research, industry, academia, etc.)
We are looking for 4 bloggers. Depending on the response, we may request a short writing sample. Feel free to send questions to liane.monetakoehler@vanderbilt.edu.

New LinkedIn Group for BEST Trainees: BEST Trainee Network.
With the BEST Trainee Network we aim to facilitate communication between STEM trainees and alumni who seek career exploration, professional development, and personal growth.
This group is intended for the sharing of ideas, thoughts, resources, experiences, contacts, and advice.
The group is open to anyone currently or previously involved in any of the BEST programs across the country.
I encourage everyone to join.
Also join our iJOBS LinkedIn. Click here to join our LinkedIn networking group

Scientist Job Position at BioAegis
BioAegis Therapeutics is looking for a scientist to join a small, dedicated team developing a recombinant human protein for near term clinical testing.
You would be involved in the development and execution of novel assays for use in clinical trials, analysis of samples from collaborations and manufacturing, and protein characterization. This is a hands-on position, and you will be contributing directly to key goals of the company with involvement in every project and have considerable opportunity for growth.
Candidates should have the ability to exercise independent judgment regarding interpretation and optimization of experimental designs and data. Experience in assay development and validation required.
Responsibilities:
- Design, develop and validate assays for protein.
- Analyze, summarize and present data
- Troubleshoot assay problems
- Write development and validation reports and SOPs, as needed
http://www.bionjtalentnetwork.org/jobs/node/83325.
For the entire BioNJ Jobs Board go to:
http://www.bionjtalentnetwork.org/jobs

December 2016

NYC Science Communication is launching the first event, a panel discussion on Careers in Medical Communications.
In this panel discussion, four medical writers with over 20 years’ experience in the field will share their career trajectories and advice for career transitioning into medical writing. Come and join us to learn about the field of medical communications and what opportunities and challenges medical writers embrace!
Panelists:
Christina Hughes, Senior Director, Medical Exchange International
Qing Zhou, Scientific Communications Scientist, Cook Research Incorporated
Lashon Pringle, Medical Director, Healthcare Consultancy Group
Leighland Feinman, Scientific Affairs Associate and Medical Writer, AXON Communications
Moderator:
Preshita Gadkari, PhD Candidate, Rutgers University
More information with speakers' bio can be found here
Become a member for free to stay tuned for our upcoming resources, events, benefits, and volunteering opportunities.
When: Thu, December 8, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Where: Room 9206, The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 5th Ave, New York, New York 10016
Seats are limited and please RSVP here.
Organizer: NYC Science Communication

Entrepreneurship on Campus
Time: Dec 5th, 5:20 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Rutgers University Busch Student Center (BSC), Room 122 ABC

  • Have you thought about developing a career as an entrepreneur?
  • Are you interested in starting up your own company NOW as a student?
  • Would you like to learn about the commercialization of your research technology?
  • How much do you know about New Ventures?
  • Do you know how to “pitch” PE/VC investors?
Consulting club is not just about case practice!

Join us for the info session with Michael Johnson, CEO of Visikol Inc., and a current PhD student at Rutgers!
Visikol is a Rutgers-based Startup company located at Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (CCIT). FREE FOOD will be provided!
To attend, please register via the eventbrite link below: https://rugcc_entrepreneurship_on_campus.eventbrite.com

New Jersey’s Life Sciences Community: Economic Impact, Medical Innovation and Career Opportunities
Keynote speaker: Dean Paranicus, President and CEO of Health Care Institute of New Jersey
Venue: Center Hall at Busch Student Center
Time: Tuesday, Dec 13 2016 at 6:30 pm (reception to follow)
Dean Paranicas will present an industry briefing, touching on how the state became the “Medicine Chest of the World,” its economic impact, its opportunities and challenges, the value of medical innovation, its investment in STEM education and the professional opportunities it presents.
See attached flyer

Postdoc position in Merck
Studying the role of fibroblasts and stromal components in initiation and maintenance of tumors
Brief description:
Treatment of cancer is being revolutionized for the better because of immunotherapies like Merck’s anti-PD1 antibody, pembrolizumab (Keytruda), but great unmet medical need remains. The tumor microenvironment is shaped by more than tumor cells and infiltrating immune cells; cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are emerging as an important component of solid tumors that direct tumor establishment and growth, and as such offer opportunities for intervention.
The postdoctoral fellow will have two main goals: 1) To characterize CAFs present in tumors from patients and animal models in a collaborative setting including both Merck and academic investigators, and 2) Develop in vitro models of CAF interactions with immune cells to better understand how CAFs regulate, and function within, the tumor microenvironment.
The position is open now to start in June 2017, is based at our site in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston, and is for 2-3 years.
Please visit the website for the full job description and to apply: https://jobs.msd.com/MSD/job/ Boston-Postdoctoral-Research- Fellow-Discovery-Oncology-Job- MA-02108/366863500/

Lecturer positions at UMass Amherst Department of Biology
3 full-time Lecturer positions open.
Successful candidates will be teaching in the lower division curriculum, and will be qualified to teach courses Introductory Biology, Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology and Physiology.
The search is open now and interviews will begin after Dec. 15, 2016.
The Department of Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/biology) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks to hire three academic year, full-time Lecturer positions with expertise and/or teaching experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • General animal physiology, neurobiology
  • Cellular and molecular biology
  • Genetics
  • Introductory biology
These are benefited 2-year positions and renewable contingent upon performance.
Lecturers at the University of Massachusetts are unionized with the potential for long-term careers with promotional advancement. Successful candidates will have experience teaching in the lower division undergraduate curriculum for life-science majors and an interest in joining a team of instructors dedicated to innovative, evidence-based pedagogical approaches for large-classroom settings.
A Ph.D. in Biology or a closely-related field is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please apply by the priority date of December 15, 2016 to ensure that your application receives consideration.
The earliest start date will be September 1, 2017. Online applications should include curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and the contact information for three references.
Electronic applications are to be submitted at URL:
http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=78837
Randy Phillis
Search Committee Chair
Department of Biology
UMass Amherst
413 545 3494

Travel grant sponsored by Novus Biologicals
The award is $1000 that can be used to help fund attendance to any life-science related scientific meeting.
To apply, and check the requirements, visit the Novus Travel Grant page on the ScienceImpact website:
http://scienceimpact.co/novus-biologicals-travel-grant
If you'd like to read about the recipient of the last travel grant, the link is here:
http://scienceimpact.co/abcam-travel-grant

December 2016

Job positions at NJ Department of Health
The CDC is funding temporary positions with the possibility of extending for the following year to work on the following types of projects:
Zika both molecular and serology. Antimicrobial resistance. Next generation sequencing program which would impact more than one area.
If you are interested in these positions which would start ASAP please reach out to Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu) with your resume.

Job openings for Lab safety specialists The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) at Princeton University has an opening for a laboratory safety specialist. Assists EHS senior staff and program managers with aspects of the Biological Safety, Animal Care, Food Safety and Laboratory Safety Programs. In collaboration with senior staff and program managers, manages aspects of assigned programs, such as Biosafety, Food Safety, Laboratory
Chemical Safety and Controlled Substances.
For more information and to apply, please go to the following website. The requisition number for this open position is 1600961. https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp
Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh has an opening for Biological and Radiation Safety Technician, typically an entry level position. https://cmu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=2004409

Industry Careers and Postdocs with Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
This webinar will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 1-3pm ET. During this two hour session, you will learn information about industry research careers, the pros and cons of an industry postdoc, the importance of mentoring during an industrial postdoc and engage in a discussion about the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Postdoctoral Program. A brief introduction about the NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training Program will also be provided as well as time for Q & A following the webinar. Click here to register and for more information about the webinar.

AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellow Program
Application closes January 15. The AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program places science, engineering, and mathematics students and postdocs at media organizations nationwide.
Fellows have worked as reporters, editors, researchers and production assistants.
For additional information about the program and to apply visit aaas.org/mmfellowship

Opportunity for writing experience
The Atlanta BEST Magazine is seeking submissions for articles for inclusion in the Winter 2017 issue! The Atlanta BEST Magazine is a trainee run magazine that features articles for, by, and about BEST trainees.
We welcome articles on a range of topics from anyone involved in BEST, including (but not limited to) BEST trainees, BEST program managers/administrators, and BEST faculty.
To get involved or submit an article contact:
Kylie Ainslie, kylie.ainslie@emory.edu
Editor-In-Chief
Atlanta BEST Magazine

Single-particle cryo-electron microscopy bootcamp
Unleash the secrets of your favorite proteins, nucleic acids, and complexes.
January 3-13, 2017
There will be morning lectures, afternoon hands-on workshops, and career development and networking opportunities. You will walk out of Boot Camp in a position to undertake your own CryoEM studies if you wish.
If you are a student, Boot Camp can be taken for 2 credits Pass/Fail. If you're a staff or faculty member or if you will be coming from outside of Rutgers, Boot Camp can be taken for a fee.
Pre-registration is open NOW, so if you are interested in this adventure, be sure to sign up soon!
1. Before Dec. 15th at noon, register (and find more details) on the Boot Camp website.
2. By Dec. 16th at 5 PM, 40 participants will be informed that they have been selected for the full experience (and given further instructions at that time).
If you are not selected, you may attend any lectures, career development and networking events, and the final presentation at no cost on a space-available basis. You may also ask to be placed on a Waiting List or attend a future Boot Camp (most likely to be offered as a one-week program this coming summer).

December 2016

Postdoc Career Development Luncheon
Friday November 18, 2016, 12-1:30
Location: Dean's Conference Room, 1st Floor, 675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway 08854
TOPIC: Advice from former Rutgers Postdocs:
How to get the most from your postdoc years & how to find that perfect job
SPEAKERS:
Dr. Matthew Marcello, Assistant Professor, Pace U., NY
Dr. Eric Ho, Assistant Professor, Lafayette U., PA
Dr. Krishna Tobon, CyberSorbent, NJ
Three former Rutgers Postdocs, and past PDA Presidents, will return to share their advice for current postdocs on how to get the most from your postdoc years, effective strategies for the job search, and reflections on how they chose their current jobs.

Sent on behalf of the RWJMS/Rutgers Postdoctoral Career Development Program.
Martha Soto, Ph.D., Director
Tina Cicolella, Staff Assistant
and on behalf of the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) of Rutgers-RWJMS
PDA Officers : Dr. Frank Kung, Dr. Abla Tannous, Dr. Amber Krauchunas,
Dr. Itzamarie Chevere-Torres, and Dr. Ellen Rubinstein

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Postdoctoral Fellowship
Applications are now open, and close December 15th, 2016. See attached for details.
https://www.regeneron.com/postdoctoral-training-program

Two positions at Bristol Myers Squibb Sr Research Scientist I (Req. ID 1603805)
Research Scientist position (Req ID 1604241)
Locations: Princeton, New Jersey
Drug Discovery Research
BMS Oncology Discovery research is seeking an individual to play a key contributing role in advancing an innovative oncology drug discovery pipeline. The candidate is expected to have a comprehensive understanding of signaling pathways and cancer biology. The candidate will engage with a research team to craft and test hypotheses to demonstrate cancer dependence in clinically relevant models. Research efforts will be focused on the intersection of cancer biology/genetics and immune-oncology. In addition to support of target identification and validation projects, the candidate will have opportunities to contribute to preclinical drug development programs. BMS is a highly matrixed organization and the successful candidate will be expected to work productively with other functional lines.
Demonstrated capabilities of technical skills including cell culture, somatic genetic analysis (e.g., CRISPr, si, sh RNA knockdown and rescue), Western blot or other protein analytical methods, protein biochemistry, assay design and development and biological applications to advance cancer discovery are required.

Innovation Summit
On November 2nd, NJBIA will be hosting its Second Annual Innovation Summit held at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The half day event will bring together business, academia and government to share how our high tech companies can flourish in New Jersey's Innovation Ecosystem.
The day will begin with a keynote address from Celgene's Executive Chairman, Robert Hugin, discussing the international corporation's New Jersey roots and secret to its Garden State success. This will be followed by two expert panel discussions on how startups and business of all sizes can find funding and maintain their entrepreneurial spirit, necessary for innovation.
The event will conclude with a networking lunch and an opportunity to tour the Plasma Physics Laboratory.
Click here to learn more.

November 2016

Opportunity for experience helping a media company work with a pharma client
Skye Multimedia is a company that develops eLearning applications for Pharma companies and they have had a recent request looking for expertise in CIEF (capillary imaging electrophoresis). Their client uses this new technology to help confirm the purity of one of their products and they need training on the scientific principles and techniques of the assay. They are looking for someone who could be a subject matter expert (SME) to work with their instructional designers to help develop the storyboards that they use to build the training.
If you are using CIEF or are knowledgeable about it and would like to get involved, please let Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu) know ASAP. This is time sensitive.

Wuxi Apptec is coming to Rutgers on Nov, 7th Monday (TODAY!) from 12:00-2:00 pm for a networking and on-campus recruitment event. There are more than 40 jobs opened both in US (NJ, PA, CA) and China (Shanghai, Tianjin, Wuhan etc) covering biomedical sciences, bioinformatics, biostatistics etc. Anyone would like to be networking with industry professionals is encouraged to attend. Please fill in this online sign up form.
Also see attached for job postings at Wuxi.

The Dedham Group is hiring life sciences management consulting.
http://www.dedhamgroup.com/careers/
TDG will not sponsor H-1b visas.

Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a video series produced by iBiology that features young scientists giving talksa bout their research and discoveries. It is a great opportunity for graduate students and postdocs interested in science communication and in sharing their work with an international audience of students, scientists, and educators. The YSS is a collaboration between the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and iBiology. The winners will also receive a $500 honorarium. More information about the YSS and application details can be found at: bit.ly/ibioyss.
Applications will be accepted October 12 through December 15, 2016. To watch the videos of the Young Scientist Seminars please visit: bit.ly/youngscisem

Postdoc job postings at Merck
https://merck.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=POS000214&lang=en&sns_id=mailto

BioNJ's Inspiring Women in STEM Conference co-sponsored by iJOBS
The keynote speaker will be Christi Shaw who has held leadership positions at Novartis, Johnson & Johnson and Eli Lilly and the panel of speakers will include Maria Qadri, who is a current iJOBS trainee! This conference bring together professionals of all levels for an empowering and memorable program designed to encourage and support women involved in all aspects of STEM from biotech, pharmaceutical, chemistry, medical device, technology companies, as well as universities, medical and research institutions. http://bionj.org/event/inspiring-women-in-stem-conference
iJOBS will be able to get for 1 or 2 trainees in complementary. Please let Janet Alder know if you are interested (janet.alder@rutgers.edu) December 2 from 8:30am - 4pm



November 2016

Postdoc Career Development Luncheon
Friday November 18, 2016, 12-1:30
Location: Dean's Conference Room, 1st Floor, 675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway 08854
TOPIC: Advice from former Rutgers Postdocs:
How to get the most from your postdoc years & how to find that perfect job
SPEAKERS:
Dr. Matthew Marcello, Assistant Professor, Pace U., NY
Dr. Eric Ho, Assistant Professor, Lafayette U., PA
Dr. Krishna Tobon, CyberSorbent, NJ
Three former Rutgers Postdocs, and past PDA Presidents, will return to share their advice for current postdocs on how to get the most from your postdoc years, effective strategies for the job search, and reflections on how they chose their current jobs.
Sent on behalf of the RWJMS/Rutgers Postdoctoral Career Development Program.
Martha Soto, Ph.D., Director
Tina Cicolella, Staff Assistant
and on behalf of the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) of Rutgers-RWJMS PDA Officers : Dr. Frank Kung, Dr. Abla Tannous, Dr. Amber Krauchunas, Dr. Itzamarie Chevere-Torres, and Dr. Ellen Rubinstein

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Postdoctoral Fellowship
Applications are now open, and close December 15th, 2016.
See attached for details.
https://www.regeneron.com/postdoctoral-training-program

Two positions at Bristol Myers Squibb
Sr Research Scientist I (Req. ID 1603805)
Research Scientist position (Req ID 1604241)
Locations: Princeton, New Jersey
Drug Discovery Research
BMS Oncology Discovery research is seeking an individual to play a key contributing role in advancing an innovative oncology drug discovery pipeline. The candidate is expected to have a comprehensive understanding of signaling pathways and cancer biology. The candidate will engage with a research team to craft and test hypotheses to demonstrate cancer dependence in clinically relevant models. Research efforts will be focused on the intersection of cancer biology/genetics and immune-oncology. In addition to support of target identification and validation projects, the candidate will have opportunities to contribute to preclinical drug development programs. BMS is a highly matrixed organization and the successful candidate will be expected to work productively with other functional lines.
Demonstrated capabilities of technical skills including cell culture, somatic genetic analysis (e.g., CRISPr, si, sh RNA knockdown and rescue), Western blot or other protein analytical methods, protein biochemistry, assay design and development and biological applications to advance cancer discovery are required.

Innovation Summit
On November 2nd, NJBIA will be hosting its Second Annual Innovation Summit held at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The half day event will bring together business, academia and government to share how our high tech companies can flourish in New Jersey's Innovation Ecosystem.
The day will begin with a keynote address from Celgene's Executive Chairman, Robert Hugin, discussing the international corporation's New Jersey roots and secret to its Garden State success. This will be followed by two expert panel discussions on how startups and business of all sizes can find funding and maintain their entrepreneurial spirit, necessary for innovation.
The event will conclude with a networking lunch and an opportunity to tour the Plasma Physics Laboratory.
Click here to learn more.

Eavesdropping on Investors' Closed-door Discussions
Tuesday November 1st, 2016 5:30PM

Hear what happens behind closed doors after a start-up company presents to an investor group!
Usually after the company representatives leave the room, the investors have a private discussion to decide whether the opportunity merits further investigation and possible investment. 1st Pitch Life Science offers presenters and audience members the chance to hear what happens in those closed-door discussions, and to learn what really matters to investors.
1st Pitch Life Science is organized by MABA (Mid Atlantic Bio Angels), a life science investor group, to encourage and educate aspiring life science entrepreneurs who know they may be too early to seek investment but want the opportunity to practice their pitch and to receive constructive criticism from experienced and knowledgeable professionals.

Presenting at 1st Pitch Life Science allows early stage life science entrepreneurs to:

  • Try out a pitch where no money is immediately at stake
  • Hear what investors and audience members think of their presentation and opportunity
  • Receive early, constructive feedback from knowledgeable and experienced industry people (including representatives from Mid Atlantic Bio Angels)
  • Potentially connect with advisors/mentors and other team members who may be interested in supporting the company’s efforts and adding value at an early stage
Audience members get to hear how entrepreneurs are pursuing new science and new business opportunities and to provide their own feedback regarding the value and effectiveness of those efforts. The audience votes on a “Best in Show” company which will advance to an annual “Best of the Best/People’s Choice” competition.
There is no downside – no investor rejection, no lost opportunities. Just good advice and potential connections that a company can use to improve its strategy and presentation.

When:
Tuesday November 1st, 2016
5:30pm – Registration & Networking
6:00 – 8:00pm – Program
8:00 – 8:30pm – Networking

Where:
ILSE (Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship)
1075 Morris Avenue, STEM Bldg.
Union, New Jersey 07083
ILSE is conveniently located on the campus of Kean University, with easy access to the Garden State Parkway, NJ Turnpike and NJ Transit rail lines (with connections to NYC and Newark Penn Stations).

To present or sponsor, please email us at: NJinfo@1stpitchlifescience.com
Application to present: http://www.1stpitchlifescience.com/1st-pitch-application/
Registration: https://1stpitchnjnov2016.eventbrite.com


October 2016

Jobs at PPD labs in Biomarkers
PPD laboratories are expanding their biomarker services and have several open positions in the Richmond, VA and Highland Heights, KY (suburb of Cincinnati, OH) locations. They are looking for lab researchers with experience in Genomics, Ligand binding assays, Mass Spec or Flow cytometry.
Please see our PPD Careers page and search in the US with the key word "BIOMARKER".

Postdoc planning lunch
From Martha Soto: Thanks to everyone who participated in the September Welcome/ Orientation for new Postdocs. As you may know, this is an exciting year to be a Postdoc at Rutgers, as new Offices for Postdocs will be set up soon, and the Administrators and staff in charge want to hear from Postdocs. With this in mind, the Rutgers Postdoctoral Association (PDA) will use the October Monthly Luncheon for a PDA Organizing Session.
DATE: Friday October 21, 2016
TIME: 12-1:30
Location: CABM 010, 679 Hoes Lane
Topic: PDA Planning Luncheon
Do you know the perfect speaker for our Spring Symposium?
Or have cool ideas for our next great postdoc event?
Want to add a line to your C.V.?
The PDA wants you!
We’re looking for people to join us in making the PDA the voice of Rutgers postdocs.
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rutgers-post-doc-association-planningluncheon-tickets-28456503167
Lunch will be provided to those who register at the link.
Sponsored by the RBHS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs & RWJMS-Rutgers Postdoctoral Career Development Program.

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
Deadline: Nov 1
The fellowship program offers hands-on opportunities to apply your scientific knowledge and technical skills to important societal challenges. As a fellow, you will serve a yearlong assignment in a selected area of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the federal government in Washington, D.C., enhancing your professional influence by tackling problems and participating in policy development and implementation. For more information, visit the AAAS site and this document.

October 2016

Some exciting news it that our iJOBS trainee Urmimala Basu published an article in the Atlanta BEST magazine about transitions back and forth from Industry to Academia. Congrats Urmimala!

The Office of Research Commercialization Internship Program
This internship is designed for PhD students and postdocs interested in pursuing careers in Intellectual property, Business Development, or Academic Technology Transfer. See attached for details. Application deadline is Oct 10.

BioNJ's Inspiring Women in STEM Conference co-sponsored by iJOBS
December 2 from 8:30am - 4pm
The keynote speaker will be Christi Shaw who has held leadership positions at Novartis, Johnson & Johnson and Eli Lilly and the panel of speakers will include Maria Qadri, who is a current iJOBS trainee! This conference bring together professionals of all levels for an empowering and memorable program designed to encourage and support women involved in all aspects of STEM from biotech, pharmaceutical, chemistry, medical device, technology companies, as well as universities, medical and research institutions. Click here to register.

Two job postings at Seimens for a Senior Biochemist and for an Electrochemist
Senior Biochemist - A recent Ph.D. or post doctoral fellow with experience in biochemistry, clinical chemistry, chemistry or related field would be ideally suited for this technical position in Assay Development for an in vitro diagnostic industry.
Staff Technical Team Lead, is more specialized and specific to a Ph.D./post doctoral level candidate, additional industry experience is preferred . We are looking for an electrochemist to develop, test, characterize and support electrochemical ionophore based solid state sensors for measurement of electrolytes (such as sodium, potassium, chloride & ionized calcium).
Please apply using links above and additional questions can be directed to Sandra Lewisch, PhD.

Job posting for mathematical biology modeler at Sanofi
6 months full time in
Bridgewater, NJ
The candidate, working with Sanofi systems pharmacology modeling scientists, will enable the development of mathematical biology and pharmacology modeling platforms in a variety of disease areas, including cardiovascular, immunology and rare diseases. The individual will be involved with modeling, scientific computing and data science activities, enabling the development and implementation of models and model-based tools. Responsibilities include (1) building and extending systems pharmacology models to address development questions of interest, (2) running simulations using existing model platforms, based on project team needs, (3) developing algorithms and automating redundant processes to facilitate data integration, aggregation and formatting for use in model building and visualization efforts, (4) developing data science approaches to integrate and extract novel insights from data, These responsibilities will be essential to ensure that modeling meets the strategic needs of the project team.
Skills: Experience in Mathematical biology modeling, experience in a variety of programming languages, and strong programming principles (e.g., MATLAB, R, C/C++, Mathematica), and excellent working knowledge of Linux and Windows environments, knowledge of scientific computing principles, data science and computational experience
Contact: Email karim.azer@sanofi.com to inquire about the position

Job posting at for Healthcare Managment Consultant at PA consulting group
Apply by Oct 7 since interviews will begin soon after that

September 2016

There are just a few spots left in the exciting opportunity to meet former NJ Governor and had of EPA Christine Todd Whitman to learn about the politics of climate change and also participate in a simulation of science policy decision making led by Dr. Joshua C. Huder of Georgetown’s Government Affairs Institute. See below to register.

iJOBS Events

iJOBS and ACA Workshop: Job Search Using Staffing Agencies
Hear from representatives of local offices to learn how staffing agencies work and how to best utilize them in your job search at different phases in your career. There will be an opportunity to meet with the representatives after their presentations to get general feedback.
September 7 from 4:30-6pm
Eventbrite Registration

iJOBS and Alumni Association Networking Event: Students, Postdocs and Alumni
Come join us for our first of many Rutgers/UMDNJ biomedical alumni and current trainee networking sessions! This is your opportunity to practice networking in an informal and low pressure environment with Rutgers/UMDNJ alumni who are in industry and other careers. Current students, postdocs and alumni can practice their elevator pitch, hand out business cards and increase their network for future job searches. Catch up with old friends and make new connections. Our goal is to form a community of alumni and current trainees to strengthen our networking power.
September 15 from 5-8pm
Eventbrite Registration

iJOBS and Eagleton Institute Workshop: The Politics of Climate Change with Christine Todd Whitman
The session will include a conversation with former USEPA Administrator and NJ Governor Christine Todd Whitman as well as an interactive political simulation with role playing to learn how different stakeholder view decisions based on scientific evidence.
September 23 from 8:30-1:30pm
Eventbrite Registration Registration opens August 26

iJOBS Case Study: Pharma Market Research
This will be a hands-on session doing a case study on adherence to oral oncologist and the implications for research. Dan Reinhardt of Return on Focus will lead the program. We will be looking at the data published on adherence to oral cancer medications and then have a discussion regarding the implications to patients, physicians and industry.
September 26 from 4:30-6pm
Eventbrite Registration Registration opens August 29

iJOBS Career Panel: Science Communications
Come learn about Ashfield Healthcare Communications and the Medical Communications career opportunities. A presentation with an overview of Ashfield Healthcare Communication will be followed by a a Q&A session with members of the staff in Medical Communication and finally informal networking time. Ashfield Healthcare Communications, an Ashfield company, is a global leader in medical communications. Their mission is to partner with our clients, improving lives by helping healthcare professionals and patients get the medicines, knowledge and support they need.
October 5 from 4:30-6pm
Eventbrite Registration Registration opens September 7

iJOBS Networking Event: American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
Join us to learn more about American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and career opportunities as well as network with AAPS members from Bristol Myers Squibb and Kinder Pharm. See attached flyer for speakers. AAPS is a professional, scientific association of approximately 11,000 pharmaceutical scientists employed in industry, academia, government, and other research institutes worldwide. They offer timely scientific programs, ongoing education opportunities for networking, and professional development. Attached is the AAPS flyer.
October 10 from 4:30-6pm
Eventbrite Registration

iJOBS Workshop: Drug Development in Biotechnology
This one-day course will explore the workings of Drug Development organizations both small and large to understand critical components for success. Processes currently being used by the industry to successfully develop new chemical entities and to win Food and Drug Administration approval for human use will be detailed. These processes will include aspects such as advanced technologies, target selection, validation of new target ideas, and the cost of and risks associated with new drug approvals. This course will be taught and organized by Lawrence P. Wennogle, Vice President Drug Discovery. Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc along with other guest speakers. See EventBrite link for tentative topics.
October 21 from 9:30am-4pm
Eventbrite Registration
Registration opens Sept 23

iJOBS-Related News

Workshop on Quantitative Methods in Cancer Genomics
Sept 7-16, 2016 at Rutgers Cancer Institute (~ 2 hours/day)

The workshop is open to all students and postdoctoral researchers. In this workshop, we will discuss fundamentals in experimental design and high-throughput techniques that systematically measure biological and genomic data from malignant tissue and during tumor evolution. We will also introduce recent developments in mathematics to offer novel approaches for analyzing biological datasets, and describe large public databases that contain the genomes of human diseases as well as disease-causing organisms.
The registration for the workshop is now open at http://www.cinj.org/cscb-events.
See attached flyer for detailed speaker list.

Careers in Science - Dr. Yaihara Fortis Santiago, PhD from the New York Academy of Sciences
Sept 9 at 3:30pm

Alampi Room, Marine Sciences, Rutgers University
Learn about the various career options in science and how to strategically transition into a new career based on interest, experience and values. Hosted by the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology Fermentation Club.
See attached flyer.

Rutgers 250 Pharmaceutical Science Symposium
Sept 12-14, 2016 from 8am-5pm

Rutgers Busch Student Center
Learn about the latest in drug development in industry, pharmacoepidemiology, drug design and drug targets, drug delivery, drug metabolism and transporters, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics and other topics relevant to the biopharma industry. See attached flyer.

Postdoc Welcome/Orientation
Tuesday September 20, 2016 from 1:00-4:00 pm
The Cove Busch Campus Center
The Rutgers Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is organizing this event for all Rutgers Postdocs during National Postdoc Appreciation Week (September 19-23).
Speakers: Dean Jim Millonig (GSBS-Piscataway/New Brunswick), Kathy Scotto, Vice Chancellor for Research, RBHS and Dean of GSBS-RBHS, Barbara Lee, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rutgers U., Dean Evelyn Erenrich who directs the Rutgers events for the National Research Mentoring Network

Draft schedule:
12-12:30 Lunch will be served to all who preregister
12:30 to 1:30 Speeches from invited guests
1:30-2:00 Networking Activity: meet Rutgers Leaders (the Speakers)
2:00-4:00 Networking Activities:

  • Meet Postdocs from around Rutgers
  • Join a PDA Committee: Social Events
  • Career Development Event
  • Union participation
  • Informational Tables with Staff from Rutgers Grants Office (OSRP), International issues, HR, and more

Sponsored by the RBHS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, RWJMS-Rutgers Postdoctoral Career Development Program, GSBS- Piscataway/New Brunswick, & Rutgers Postdoc Union AAUP-AFT.
Dr. Frank Kung, Dr. Abla Tannous, event Co-Organizers and the rest of the Rutgers PDA
Thank you to Martha Soto, PhD for sending the information.
See attached flyer.

Business and Entrepreneurship as a Career Path - Sponsored by the Alliance for Career Advancement in collaboration with Launch NJ: Life Sciences Hub.
Sept 29 from 5:30-8pm in the Rosemary Gellene Room (B515), MSB at Rutgers NJMS
Panel discussion, networking and pizza with life science professionals who now work in the business world. Learn about how to break into this exciting field. See attached flyer for list of panelists and link to registration.

The 24th SAPA Annual Conference
October 1, 2016 at the Doubletree Hotel, Somerset, New Jersey.

Keynote presentations will focus on the key drivers in transforming global drug development, from breakthrough technologies and innovative therapies to regulatory sciences, capital investment and legal protection. These distinguished leaders will share their perspectives on current state of the art approaches and discuss next generation strategies and technologies.

In the parallel sessions, subject matter experts will present the latest progress on topics including Immuno-Oncology and Precision Medicine, Global Innovation, SAPA Annual Chinese CEO Forum, as well as Cutting Edge Technologies and Global Industrial Supports. Additional parallel sessions will include a career development workshop, a BD and Venture Capital (VC) Roundtable Discussion, and posters.
To register, please click the following link. Attached is the conference agenda for your reference.

Half-day crash Course in Anti-Cancer Immune Checkpoint Therapies: Immunology, Structural Biology and Clinical Medicine
Oct 4, 2016 at Rutgers Busch Campus.

The half-day program is tailored to the needs of academic basic and applied scientists, clinicians, and biopharmaceutical company researchers. The program will focus on developing the necessary understanding of and means for implementing immune checkpoint antibody therapeutic approaches to overcome cancers responsive to immune surveillance and protection.
The Agenda and Registration instructions can be found at iqb.rutgers.edu/crashcourses.

BioHUB Networking Mixer - Make Valuable Industry Connections
Monday, October 17, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Rider University, Lawrence Township, NJ
Join BioNJ for a night of reconnecting with old colleagues, gaining new connections and picking up some new job search strategies. Employers and Recruiters are encouraged to attend! Click here to register.<

Graduate Fellowships for those interested in science policy
The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. Applications due Sept 6.
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/policyfellows/

Postodoc positions for those interested in teaching careers
These two IRACDA programs provide postdoctoral trainees with a traditional mentored biomedical research experience, plus mentored teaching experience
Rutgers has INSPIRE fellowship whose PIs are Drs. Martha Soto and Gary Brewer - http://rwjms.umdnj.edu/research/postdoc/inspire/
Virginia Commonwealth University has VCU IRACDA - http://www.healthdisparities.vcu.edu/Research--Training/Research-Training-Programs/Postdoctoral-Programs/ The Agenda and Registration instructions can be found at iqb.rutgers.edu/crashcourses.

Job posting for program development specialist of corporate engagement in the office of the Vice President for Research at Rutgers.
https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/30467

The Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars (SMIS) Program is currently recruiting postdoctoral fellows Eligibility:
1. Candidate must have a PhD or MD degree
2. Candidate must be either a US citizen, a non-citizen national, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Card (1-151 or 1-551) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident.
Application Deadline: October 3, 2016
For more information about the SMIS Program, CLICK HERE.

The Lemelson-MIT Program is searching nationwide for the most inventive undergraduate and graduate students to compete for the 2017 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize and up to $15,000 in prizes.
The competition recognizes college students from across the country who have invented tested prototypes of tech-based solutions in healthcare, food and agriculture, transportation, and consumer devices.
Applicants must: Be a full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking student in the Spring semester of 2017 at a U.S. college or university. Postdocs, audit students, and alumni are not eligible. $15K Individual Graduate Prize: Graduate students (masters or doctoral) who have been the lead/primary inventor of at least two inventions with tested prototypes. One invention must fit into one of the Student Prize categories.
The application deadline is Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5pm ET. http://lemelson.mit.edu/studentprize

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July 2016
Two open positions at the Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship in Union, NJ in the ATCC-CTM lab.

Research Associate: http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Institute-for-Life-Science-Entrepreneurship/jobs/Research-Associate-01b29fb1c8678e9b?q=atcc-ctm
Software Engineer: http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Institute-for-Life-Science-Entrepreneurship/jobs/Software-Engineer-e3be06755ce10610?q=atcc-ctm
Please email janet.alder@rutgers.edu with your resume to be forwarded to the hiring manager.

"Charting a course to career success" webinar
Wednesday, July 20, at 1 p.m.
The speakers, who regularly teach IDP workshops and include an author of the myIDP program, will share tips for getting the most out of your career planning.
The webinar is free, but registration is limited, so we encourage you to sign up early. You can register here.
https://cc.callinfo.com/registration/#/?meeting=10ad3st5b44lz&campaign=1craxttem5xtg

This event is sponsored by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the National Institutes of Health Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training program.

Making the Switch: Tips for Successfully Transitioning Between Academia, Industry, and Government
Society for Neuroscience member webinar, to learn differences in workplaces and what to consider when contemplating a career change. In the webinar, representatives from academia, industry, and government will showcase the unique characteristics of each workplace and share advice about what to consider when contemplating a career move based on their own transitions. Right after the panel discussion, head to the Neuronline community for a special live chat with the webinar speakers, where they will take your career path questions.
Webinar: July 26, 2016 | 3-4 p.m. EDT Live Chat: July 26, 2016 | 4-4:30 p.m. EDT

“Careers Beyond the Bench” workshop
For graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are committed to pursuing a scientific career that isn’t focused on bench research. The workshop offers one-to-one mentoring, help preparing application documents, career-planning advice, training in interview techniques and other support to ensure participants make successful career transitions. Sponsored by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The 2016 workshop will take place Aug. 19-21 in Baltimore, Md., and the deadline to apply is July 31. For more information about the workshop, visit: http://www.asbmb.org/beyondthebench/

Advancing Science for Policy Through Interdisciplinary Research in Regulation (ASPIRR)
Thursday, Sept 15, 2016 at UC Berkeley The University of California Berkeley’s Center to Advance Science in Policy and Regulation (CASPR) together with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society (CSTMS) will host a Workshop on Advancing Science for Policy Through Interdisciplinary Research in Regulation (ASPIRR). Free registration (available soon) and program information is available on the workshop website.
The workshop will bring together leading experts from multiple disciplines and research areas to examine innovative approaches to incorporating science into the policymaking and regulatory processes for emerging technologies. Each panel will be made of of people from different sectors and will be designed to focus on three domain areas: (1) drug, device and diagnostic development; (2) climate change mitigation and (3) nanoscale technology R&D. The objective of this conference is to stimulate joint research in regulatory science and to coordinate efforts of scholars in diverse disciplines with practitioners and policymakers across the United States and internationally.

BioNJ Job Board

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July 2016
Exclusive iJOBS Job and Internship Postings
Associate Principal Scientist position in South Plainfield, NJ

Position Reports to: Director of Analytical Development / Quality Control
Develop analytical methods and conduct the method validation. Ensure that methods are adequately documented, and that protocols and reports are correct and complete, Conduct release testing for GMP raw materials, intermediates and final APIs, Review test data to ensure completion and accuracy, Troubleshoot and maintain analytical instruments, Write SOPs, protocols, and reports as needed., Train QC/AD and other applicable personnel on department procedures and test methods, Conduct OOS and deviation investigations, as needed, Support Quality Assurance as needed during internal audits and audits by clients and regulatory agencies. Assist in the development and implementation of corrective actions related to QC/AD.
Send your resume directly to Dorie McCrann, Senior Sourcing Specialist for BioNJ - dmccrann@bionj.org

Senior Research Biostatician
The Johnson and Johnson Medical Device (MD) Sector Clinical Research and Development Center of Excellence (CR&D COE) is recruiting for a Senior Research Biostatician with primary location in Somerville, NJ. Other locations in Warsaw, IN, West Chester, PA, Diamond Bar, CA or Raynham, MA will also be considered. This position may require up to 15% domestic travel.
https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/1658160325/Senior+Research+Biostatistician
Apply online and also let Janet Alder know that you have applied (janet.alder@rutgers.edu)

BioBus education outreach jobs
Cell Motion Laboratories is a science education and outreach company that operates two programs, the BioBus and the BioBase. The BioBus is a research-grade, solar-powered microscopy lab on wheels! While the BioBase is a community lab space where students can extend their bus experience, and engage in longer-term programing. BioBus is hiring and job posting is attached. You can find more information about their programs at (www.biobus.org). One of our Rutgers alums, Tiffany King, is working there. Check out this recent NBC Nightly News segment about the BioBus and Base, where she is featured! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1ztCunRpHg) or (http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/this-bio-bus-is-encouraging-kids-to-think-of-careers-in-the-sciences-663078467637).
Tiffany R. King, Ph.D.
BioBus+Base Scientist
Cell Motion Laboratories
tiffany@biobus.org
240-346-4524

Opportunity to attend the Doctoral Consortium at the 7th Annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics

October 20th, Westin Georgetown, DC [Main Conference October 21-22nd] We are pleased to announce the WHITE 2016 Doctoral Consortium as a pre-conference event for the 7th Annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE 2016). The Doctoral Consortium will be held on October 20th, 2016, from 1 pm to 6 pm, with a dinner following, in Washington, DC. The consortium will provide an opportunity for doctoral students to receive feedback on their research, network and discuss career issues. All interested PhD students and recent post-docs working on research in the areas of health information systems, health economics, clinical fields and health policy are invited to apply, as we are seeking multi-disciplinary conversations.
Acceptance to the consortium will be based on a review of the application materials. Preference for attendance will be given to students who will have defended their dissertation proposals but not their dissertations by the date of the consortium, and to those whose institutions or fields would not otherwise be represented. There is no cost to attend, and participants will receive a $100 discount on the main conference registration. A limited amount of additional travel support may be offered.
The application packet should include:
1) A 1-page informational document with: Name of applicant; Institutional affiliation; Dissertation title (if applicable); Expected completion date; Educational background; Professional background / prior work experience; Future career aspirations.
2) A summary of the applicant's research (maximum of 2 pages)
3) A brief letter from the dissertation chair/advisor supporting the student's participation in the Doctoral Consortium.
For further information about the WHITE conference, please visit http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/chids/white.
If you are interested in this event, please contact Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu) by Friday July 15.

BioNJ Job Board

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June 2016
Exclusive iJOBS Job and Internship Postings
Open position in Assay Development R&D at Siemens Newark, Delaware site.

This position is well suited for a recent Ph.D. or postdoctoral fellow interested in developing in vitro diagnostics. You may contact Lizz Pepin but please also email janet.alder@rutgers.edu to let us know that you have applied.
Elizabeth (Lizz) Pepin
Sr. Recruiter, Talent Acquisition/Healthcarem, Siemens
www.usa.siemens.com/healthcare http://usa.siemens.com/searchjobs

Open positions at Kashiv Pharma LLC (see 3 jobs attached)
PhD level students and postdocs may apply to any of the 3 open position which are full time (8:30 to 5:30) in the Analytical Department. You may contact Melissa Colucci as the recruiter but please also email janet.alder@rutgers.edu to let us know that you have applied.

Melissa Colucci | HR Generalist | Kashiv Pharma, LLC |
995 US HWY 202/206 | Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807 |
melissac@kashivpharma.com

Calling all Science Writers who want experience
Atlanta BEST is looking for trainees from other schools to write an article on topics related to BEST for their program magazine. Past issues can be found here: http://best.emory.edu/about/magazine.html

  • Next issue will come out in September, deadline for articles will be in August
  • Articles can vary in length from half a page to 2 pages
  • Topics can be about your experiences, plans for the future, lessons learned/advice, or anything related to BEST
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a time sensitive environment.
  • Excellent PC skills; advanced knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint a must.
  • Email Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu) with interest to submit an article.

Internship with Gold Star Communications
Karen Ventil of Gold Star Communications is looking for a Medical writer intern for the fall of 2016. The internship is remote and pays $300/month for 3 months. See http://www.thegoldstargrp.com/ for more information on the company. Email Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu) with your resume if you have interest in this internship.

Postdoc Positions at Johnson & Johnson

Kevin Heinrich
Johnson and Johnson Talent Acquisition
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/50-happiest-companies-america-133136248.html
408.348.3229 kheinric@its.jnj.com

Regional Events
Princeton University Graduate Consulting Club Annual Case Competition

Friday, July 15th, 2016 at Princeton University. All non-MBA graduate students and post-doctoral researchers are invited to participate. Sponsors are from Top Consulting Companies. Teams from Top Universities will attend. This competition is a great way to dive into the consulting framework, as well as meet and network with some great people!
Reasons to Apply:
1. Develop your consulting case skills;
2. Network with consultants from leading firms;
3. Cash prizes $750 for 1st Place Team, $500 for 2nd Place Team, $250 for 3rd Place Team
Eligibility:
1. A team must be composed of 2-4 members.
2. Team members must be currently enrolled non-MBA graduates or professional students (Master’s, Ph.D, MD, JD, MPA, etc.) or current post-doctoral fellows.
3. Teams can be composed of members from different universities or institutions.
Apply with your team ASAP! Please visit the Princeton Case Competition Website for further information about the event and instructions to apply. The schedule for the competition is attached and the deadline for the online application is July 10th, 11:59pm EST.
If you are willing to attend but not able to find your teammates, please email pugcc@princeton.edu for further information!

Cheeky Scientist Summit in Boston
August 27 and 28
Topics include:
Advanced Job Search Strategy and Networking
Transition Case Study (postdoc to 1000K position)
Informational Interviews and Online Networking
Industry Position Roundtables
Interviewing and Job Offer Negotiations
Phone Screens and Video/Skype Interviews
http://cheekyscientist.com/cheeky-scientist-summit-sales-4/

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

June 2016
iJOBS related news

You may have noticed that we are posting a lot more job positions in our iJOBS emails lately. Some of these are exclusive opportunities only for iJOBS and we want to make sure the students and postdocs who receive our emails get noticed by the right hiring managers. iJOBS is expanding this initiative so please keep an eye out over the summer for these job postings.


Job positions at NJ Department of Health
The CDC is funding temporary positions with the possibility of extending for the following year to work on the following types of projects:
Zika both molecular and serology. Antimicrobial resistance. Next generation sequencing program which would impact more than one area. If you are interested in these positions which would start in August 1, please reach out to Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu) with your resume.

Scientist I position at Celgene
This Scientist position in our Biologics Cell Line Development group will be responsible for generating high-productivity mammalian cell lines. Reporting to the head of Cell Line Development, the successful candidate will focus on the development of mammalian cell lines in the production of monoclonal antibodies and other types of recombinant proteins, including fusion proteins, antibody drug conjugates, and bi-specific antibodies, for clinical and commercial manufacturing.
http://jobs.celgene.com/ShowJob/Id/820746/Scientist%20I,%20Cell%20Line%20Development

Exciting career opportunities being sourced by BioNJ Talent Services
Find hundreds of NJ industry jobs at our host agency website, www.BioNJ.org.

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June 2016
iJOBS related news

Position for Associate in Financial Research at Credit Suisse for a life science PhD
At Credit Suisse, Associates play an integral role in the innovation, production and distribution of original research as a member of a Senior Analyst's research franchise. You will gain outstanding exposure to the industry you help cover, as well as to all of Credit Suisse's premiere business franchises. Through your interactions with senior management of the companies under coverage, buy-side clients and colleagues in sales, trading and fixed income, you will gain extensive industry and company knowledge. Our Research Department is one of the top rated on Wall Street and our Associate training offers you the developmental resources to succeed.
Responsibilities:

  • Analyze industry macro trends and company financials under the direction of the senior analyst.
  • Monitor and maintain financial models and industry databases ensuring correct and up-to-date information for research reports.
  • Review business/trade publications, annual reports, financial filings and other sources to gather/synthesize/interpret data on companies followed by the senior analyst.
  • Attend industry conferences and medical meetings.
  • Prepare and format reports; organize data.
  • Provide analytical support by maintaining and updating financial and valuation models on companies.
  • Assist in writing research notes and reports based on senior analyst's investment theses.
Requirements:
  • Ability to multi-task with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Solid understanding of business modeling and accounting principals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a time sensitive environment.
  • Excellent PC skills; advanced knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint a must.
  • Series 7, 63, 86, and 87 required - successful completion will be required shortly after employment begins.
    Contact Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu) immediately with a resume if you are interested.

Postdoc positions at J&J/Janssen
Apply online but also please let Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu) know if you apply for these positions so I can get the attention of the hiring manager.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. develops and markets consumer healthcare, baby care, and beauty/skin care products that address the needs of consumers and health care professionals and incorporate the latest innovations. We are looking for a talented Postdoctoral Scientist, Computational Biologist/Bioinformatician to join our Team in Skillman, NJ (Position # 2229151015). Apply online now http://bit.ly/1TgdLaY.

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, what matters most is helping people live full and healthy lives. Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC is dedicated to providing medical information and consultative support to the Janssen pharmaceutical companies. We are looking for talented Postdoctoral candidates to join our Real World Evidence (RWE) Team in Titusville, NJ (Position # 9096151005). Apply online now http://bit.ly/1Sn5vkm.

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson company, discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. We are looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Analytics to be located in San Francisco, CA (Position # 4115160502). Apply online now http://bit.ly/1q2gJ6w.

Alios BioPharma, Inc. of Johnson & Johnson is dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, including oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious disease, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. We are looking for talented Postdoctoral candidates to join our Team in South San Francisco, CA (Position # 2224160407). Apply online now http://bit.ly/1MJcgRh.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. develops and markets consumer healthcare, baby care, and beauty/skin care products that address the needs of consumers and health care professionals and incorporates the latest innovations. We are looking for a talented Postdoctoral Scientist, in Skin Biology to be located in Skillman, NJ (Position # 5087160516). Apply online now http://bit.ly/1sqdjMQ.

Janssen Research & Development, LLC discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. We are looking for a talented Postdoctoral Researcher, Epigenetics to join our Translational Sciences Group in Spring House, PA (Position # 5554160520). Apply online now http://bit.ly/1srBpqn.

Janssen Research & Development, LLC discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. We are looking for a talented Postdoctoral Researcher, Immunology to join our Translational Sciences Group in Spring House, PA (Position # 55531605200). Apply online now http://bit.ly/288oaeD.

Janssen Research & Development, LLC discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. We are looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow to join our Emerging Science and Innovation team within the Discovery Sciences Center of Excellence in La Jolla, CA (Position # 2610160414). Apply online now http://bit.ly/1R1mbMW.

Flow Cytometry Data Analyst position
A top CRO (work site is located in NJ) is looking for a full-time flow cytometry data analyst right now. The position requires flow cytometry operation and data analysis experience (NO H1B or Green Card sponsership for this position). If interested and qualified, please send your cover letter and CV to sevenxie@hotmail.com. I will be able to refer you to the hiring manager. Thanks.
Job description:
The Flow Cytometry Analyst is responsible for the daily analysis of the data generated by the flow lab.
Essential Job Duties Include:

  • Analyzes flow cytometric samples acquired for ongoing studies
  • Analyzes and organizes daily flow cytometry QC data in accordance with QC program requirements
  • Notifies the laboratory and/or supervisor immediately of any assay related problems that would require sample reprocessing
  • Analyzes data from regulatory proficiency testing programs in a timely manner
  • Analyzes and organizes data for new assay transfers in timely manner to support new clinical trials
  • Assists as required in the organization of study data and associated information required for final study reports
  • Maintains appropriate records as required by the department, the company and/or various regu