June 2020

Postdoc Position at Biotech Startup in New Brunswick
Sonder Research X, a startup biotechnology company focused on developing diagnostics and therapeutics for ophthalmology and cancer, is seeking to hire a postdoctoral fellow to conduct biomedical research with a primary focus on imaging (electron microscopy, light microscopy), data analysis, and working with clinical samples. The fellow will also learn microfluidics, lead scientific projects, and supervise and teach laboratory technicians. The ideal candidate will be skilled in coordinating and communicating with team members, confident working in a fast-paced work environment, and comfortable operating small, delicate instruments and machinery. In addition, the position requires diligence in maintaining lab records, assisting with designing experiments, and reading scientific literature. It is expected that the candidate will adhere to technical and safety protocols and comply with the company’s vision and expectations. Familiarity with biology or chemistry is highly recommended. A background that includes an advanced Ph.D. is required, and transcripts may be requested. We are looking for a candidate who is available full time on a contract basis…and if we are a good match, we will promote the candidate to a full-time position with benefits. To apply, send a letter of interest, along with a resume/CV to Charles.Williams@sonderrx.com

Sloan Kettering Academic Job Search Bootcamp
The annual Academic Job Search Bootcamp series at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) provides senior postdocs with guidance and strategies for entering the faculty job market, navigating the interview process, and ultimately securing job offers. Bootcamp participants receive expert advice from MSK faculty and postdocs who have recently gone through the process, advice that can be critical to succeed in all aspects of this important career transition. This year, MSK seeks to draw senior postdocs from diverse backgrounds (as defined in the NIH Interest in Diversity notice) to attend the Bootcamp alongside MSK postdocs. This virtual bootcamp is geared toward senior postdocs in biomedical fields who are preparing to apply to jobs in the current cycle and have started to organize their application materials. The topics and exact dates for the virtual bootcamp sessions (held August 11-27) can be found on the application form at tinyurl.com/MSKbootcamp. Application deadline Wed Aug 5. See attached for flyer.

July 2020

Job as adjunct teaching Anatomy and Physiology at Drew University
If you are interested in gaining some teaching experience, please contact Roger Knowles, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Neuroscience, Biology Department Chair, Drew University, Madison, NJ 07940 rknowles@drew.edu.

Innovator Bootcamp 101 - Translating Cell & Gene Therapeutics with a synergistic academic research vision
July 20th from 1PM-4PM
Please view the flyer attached for the speaker’s biography.
To register for the Translating Cell & Gene Therapeutics session, please click here!
WebEx login information will be sent in the confirmation email once you register. A reminder email will be sent out the night before the event with these details as well.
This series of in-depth seminars is open to ALL innovators (faculty, post-docs, advanced graduate students, and potential innovators), beyond those that are in biomedical health technologies. Please share this event with others who are looking to learn about the pathways to translate discoveries from the benchtop.
Future events are listed here:

Date Title Speaker Registration Link
July 13th IP and Licensing Tatiana Litvin-Vechnyak completed
July 20th Translating Cell & Gene Therapeutics w/ a Synergistic Academic Research Vision Biju Parekkadan Click here
July 27th Design you Experiments Right! CARE: Collect, Analyze, & REport for integrity & reproducibility Richard Campos Click here
August 3rd When the Scientist Presents: How to communicate with impact Kathleen Cashman-Walter Click here
August 10th Technology Readiness Levels (TRL’s) Sangya Varma Click here


Virtual Career Panel in Toxicology
Come learn about exciting careers in pharmacology, toxicology, and pharmaceutical sciences across various job sectors. See attached flyer for list of speakers. Join us for a Virtual Career Panel Direct link Meeting: 881 1179 6688 Pswd: Career.

Internship in TechAdvance at Rutgers
The New Ventures & Commercialization Funding (TechAdvance Program) at the Research Commercialization Unit of ORED at Rutgers University invites applicants to apply for a 1-year internship program beginning August 2020 through May 2021.
This is an excellent opportunity for current students to explore a career that requires broad scientific knowledge, basic business insight and acumen to recognize potential research proposals moving into the commercialization phase. To learn more about the TechAdvance gap funding program, review the link: https://orc.rutgers.edu/techadvance.
Internship Description:
• Get trained on the various steps and processes in the funding mechanism: screening applications and ensuring they align with TechAdvance requirements especially around the Intellectual Property, Conflict of Interests, and other disclosures. Identify potential reviewers to match the application and capture the details emerging from the review process towards making an effective funding decision meeting.
• Training on our existing platforms, participate in updating data/tracking applications in various stages of the process: invitations, review, funding decision, post award follow up, progress reports, survey from past awardees etc.
• Participate in outreach, training programs and philanthropic activities as scheduled.
• Interact with the Licensing Team to better understand the Intellectual Property around the technology and/or licensing deals/terms associated with the technology.
Internship Requirements:
• Interested students must currently be enrolled at Rutgers University.
• Science-based Graduate Students: (Master’s and Doctoral candidates).
• Scientific background or enrolled in any scientific discipline or Business school.
• Can commit to 8-10 hours a week with the ability to work on site and remotely.
• For Ph.D candidates- completed coursework necessary for the degree and has passed applicable qualifying exams for Ph.D. candidacy.
• Be in good academic standing and approval from their academic advisor.
• Team player and a passion for translational projects.
Submit all the following information as ONE pdf file via email to eusebio.pires@rutgers.edu
• Cover letter: (address the following) o Tell me about yourself
o What motivated you to apply?
o Where do you see yourself after you graduate?
o Why will this program help you get there?
• Resumé (2-page limit).
• Written permission from research advisor or faculty advisor.
• Any supporting documents based on above requirements.
This internship program is highly competitive, and no one is guaranteed admittance. Deadline for application submission is EOB 31st July 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be scheduled for an interview before the 10th of August 2020. Selected candidate will sign a confidentiality agreement with ORED/ORC. There is no implied or guaranteed offer of employment upon completion of the internship. A certificate of program completion and a letter of recommendation will be provided as requested.

Health Science Policy Analyst - Office of National Autism Coordination (ONAC)
Position Overview The NIMH is seeking superior candidates for the position of Health Science Policy Analyst (HSPA) within the Office of National Autism Coordination (ONAC), Office of the Director (OD). The NIMH ONAC director is the HHS National Autism Coordinator (NAC), a role mandated by Congress to provide program leadership that includes overseeing activities related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and research, services, and other support activities across federal agencies. ONAC coordinates and manages the Federal Interagency Workgroup on Autism Spectrum Disorders (FIWA), which currently has over 30 representatives from 8 Federal departments and agencies with responsibility for research, services, and support activities affecting the lives of individuals with ASD and their families. The NAC also oversees the Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC), which coordinates and manages the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), a federal advisory committee with stakeholder and federal representatives, which provides recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
He/She will have responsibility for numerous high profile and cross-cutting projects/activities. Individuals are encouraged to apply who have participated in the development, implementation, and/or coordination of complex projects involving the collaboration of individuals from multiple disciplines and with different perspectives; prepared responses to Congressional, Departmental, or other stakeholder requests for information about Federal research, services, or policy activities and initiatives; prepared Congressional testimony on scientific or programmatic topics; and coordinated data collection efforts on research, services or policy activities on very tight deadlines. Experience with autism-relevant research, services, or policy activities is desirable, but not a requirement of this position.
The incumbent must have superior skills for writing and editing documents that convey complex information about research, services, and policy issues to non-scientific audiences and have knowledgeable skills to extend and refine existing techniques and to develop new approaches to the analysis of public policy issues.
The incumbent must stay abreast of analyzing, and reporting on several areas of ASD research and services activities; and must have the ability to work with other NIH and federal government offices as well as non-profit organizations and the public to gather information and provide information that is helpful to all audiences in their work to help the ASD community. He/She must maintain close working relationships with and will work closely with internal and external staff and federal agencies and must have the ability to monitor advances and trends in science that are relevant to the ONAC mission.
Competitive candidates must have superior skills in order to extend and refine existing techniques and to develop new approaches to the analysis of public policy issues. Additional responsibilities will include conducting in-depth analyses involving complex variables that impact significantly on the effective development, interpretation, or implementation of federal policymaking regarding research. Qualification:s Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and have a major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This position requires working both independently and collaboratively, and the applicant must have strong organizational, oral, and written communication skills. Salary will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate. A full package of federal Civil Service benefits is available, including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and a Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). The successful candidate is subject to a background investigation and public financial disclosure requirements. How to apply: Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae to NIMHsearch@mail.nih.gov.

Free 5 week class on Communicating Science
iBiology has created a free online course focused on how-to strategies and skills to create and deliver a good research talk. The course was built by scientists and science communication experts, using documentary-style videos, case-studies, concrete advice, and focused assessments to guide learners through the process of building and confidently presenting a scientific talk. For more information about the course and to sign-up: bit.ly/SYR-July. At iBiology, we have more than a decade of experience guiding and training researchers to create great presentations. That's why we're excited to announce our latest online course! Share Your Research: How to Give a Good Talk is a free, 5-week course is hosted by iBiology staff that begins July 27th. Hear from practicing scientists and professional science communicators about how to give an engaging research talk. Registration for the course is now open, and you can learn more about the course on our blog.

Biology Related Jobs in NJ
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July 2020

SAPA flagship event: “Addressing Pain Points”, a career development workshop
Saturday July 18 from 9am-5pm. Let’s face it, all of us encountered some “pain points” during our career journey. Often, we tried and tried, again and again, but still seems to be stuck. Sometimes we surely and prematurely concluded that either it is impossible to overcome these hurdles, or it is the external factors and others to hinder our progress. Frustrated and scared, we groggily accept defeat and give up; or worse, become stressed out and demoralized. In fact, many of these “pain points” represent the real opportunities for us to have a breakthrough. All it needs is to take a deeper look and think from a different perspective. We may then have an “aha” moment. Instead of treating the pain points as wounds, see them as the opening to the future world of career success. Just like the laws in natural sciences, there are also many wisdom in social sciences and career development. What gets us to be successful in scientific training may not be directly transferrable to the business world. Also, what makes us successful in the past does not guarantee the same in the future. In addition, cultural background and personal habits often unconsciously affect our behaviors in the workplace.
We gathered some common “pain points”, and will dive into them deeply in this interactive workshop together:

  • Personal branding
    • Visibility: a double-edged sword
  • Survive and thrive in the corporate maze
    • Passed over for a promotion, why?
    • Business strategy is just empty talk, or is it?
    • From a scientist to an effective leader — why can the transition be difficult?
  • Be stronger and better by understanding ourselves
    • "Ouch!" How to learn from the negative feedback
    • How does personality affect our work?
    • Dealing with different leadership and communication styles
  • Looking into the future on career planning
    • What does the future hold for me?
    • When stuck in a rut, how to break out?
We will also organize five interactive network breakout sessions:
  • A. Special featured session – SAPA CDW Mentoring 1:1 program
  • B. Build an effective and supporting network
  • C. Deal with mental stress
  • D. Better understanding of our managers
  • E. Step out of the comfort zones
Register Now:

The 2020 SAPA CDW is now open for registration. This event will be complimentary for SAPA members, students, and postdocs. We also welcome previous CDW faculty and advocates, members from the Corporate Sponsors (per agreement), and Volunteers to join us with no charge. The ticket for non-members will be $20*.

Please click here to download the program pamphlet for this event. Click here to register for free if you are a student.

Innovator Bootcamp 201
NIH funded REACH ROI (Rutgers Optimizes Innovation)’s WORC team is hosting second series of Innovator Bootcamp 201 sessions, providing ALL innovators at Rutgers University with opportunities, resources and credentials. The Monday series will be offered remotely from July 13th – August 10th and will cover topics to help those who want to learn about the pathways to translate discoveries from the benchtop.
Investigators including all faculty, post-docs, senior graduate students, any research scientists from RU, RBHS, CINJ, are especially encouraged. Bootcamp attendees will be able to apply for funding from HealthAdvance, TechXpress, and TechAdvance.
The first session on July 13th from 1PM-4PM will be on: Intellectual Property & Licensing. Please see attached flyer for speakers’ biography. To register for the July 13, 2020 - IP & Licensing session, please click here!
WebEx login information will be sent in the confirmation email once you register. A reminder email will be sent out the night before the event with these details as well.
This series of in-depth bootcamps is open to ALL innovators at Rutgers (faculty, post-docs, advanced graduate students, and potential innovators), beyond those that are in biomedical health technologies. Please share this event with others.
For more information, please contact Hannah: hnc22@dls.rutgers.edu. See attached for flyer.

INSIGHT DATA FELLOWS PROGRAM - FULLY REMOTE FOR FALL 2020
We’re now accepting applications from graduating students (must have completed all coursework by September 14th in order to participate full time) for our fall sessions. *While Fellows can attend the program from anywhere, they will still interview for roles in their chosen program location. All eligibility criteria still apply. Visit our FAQ page for more information. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to have an impact around the world, Insight has made the decision to run our fall programs remotely, in both the U.S. and Canada. We've made this decision to protect our Fellows and team, and because we've seen that the vast majority of the benefits of Insight translate to the remote experience, and there are actually many additional benefits.
Apply to our fully-remote fall session by July 20: https://apply.insightdatascience.com
The Insight Fellows Program is a seven-week professional training fellowship for graduating students and working professionals looking to transition to thriving careers as data scientists, engineers, and other cutting-edge professionals. Insight takes a unique approach, working closely with partner companies to match Fellows with the hiring teams that represent the best fit for their skills and experience.
Our goal is to make sure that everyone with the right skills can participate in Insight regardless of financial challenges. We offer several scholarships (including need-based and scholarships for underrepresented groups in tech) to help reduce the barriers keeping you from participating in Insight's programs and taking those first steps to launch your thriving career. Learn more about available scholarships.
Since 2012, Insight has helped over 3,000 Fellows transition to thriving careers in a variety of data and tech fields. By joining the Fellowship, you’re also joining an extensive community of industry leaders, and gaining connections to thousands of data and tech professionals from hundreds of companies. This is an investment in your future that pays dividends for years to come. 88% of Insight Fellows accept a job offer in their chosen field within 6 months of finishing the Fellows Program, and the median time to hire is 8 weeks. The average starting base salary for Insight Fellows across all our locations is $126,000. The average bonus is $12,000, and almost all Fellows receive either equity or stock grants. The average stock grant for publicly-traded companies is $26,000 per year.
Insight alumni are now working at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, CVS Health, 23andMe, Bloomberg, NBC, Bosch, American Express, Microsoft, and 700+ other top companies.
Beyond the seven-week program, Insight Fellows get access to a structured, highly-personalized post-program experience. This personalized post-program experience that we introduced as of Summer 2020, helps Insight Fellows get jobs 40% faster and earn $10,000-15,000/year more than the results quoted above.
Available Programs:
- 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 Deadline & Start Date:
- Next application deadline: July 20
- Session begins: September 14
Want to learn more about Insight and our programs? Visit: https://www.insightfellows.com
Not ready to apply? Sign up for our notification list: https://notify.insightdatascience.com/notify
Cassie Stover (she/her)
Director of Admissions | INSIGHT
cassie@insightfellows.com

ORISE Virtual Recruitment Fair
On Wednesday, July 29, from 12 to 3 p.m. ET, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a virtual recruitment fair to highlight the variety of paid internships, fellowships and research associate appointments available within our Research Participants Program.
During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to:
CHAT with recruiters and mentors from different Department of Defense research programs.
LEARN about the research conducted within those programs.
EXPLORE the paid internships and research associate appointments.
CONNECT with recruiters and get your questions answered.
To register, click here.

July 2020

Congratulations to iJOBS Phase 2 trainee Liping Lou who got a job at Genscriptas a Sr. Technical Account Manager. Congratulations also to Jason Lunden who got a job at Bioclinica neuroimaging as a regulatory writer.

Read a blog post by Zachary Fritz about the iJOBS Eli Lilly career panel. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

SURF and JGPT Workshop on LinkedIn
by Mindy O’Mealia from Career Exploration and Success
Monday July 6 from 2-4pm
Join us for our LinkedIn Workshop – you will need your laptop/computer and the attached worksheet. See attached worksheet and flyer. Zoom Link

Women of Color in STEM Careers Panel from BMS
On July 7, 2020 at 12:00 p.m., the Bristol-Myers Squibb/ Rutgers Alumni Network will be kicking off the four session webinar series focused on Women of Color in STEM Careers entitled Bold Journeys and Bright Future. The subsequent sessions will each be held on Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m. throughout the month of July. Registration information for those will be forthcoming.
Details on the first session, As Good as Its People: a conversation on organizational strength through diversity are as follows:
Date: July 7, 2020
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST
Location: Webex
Registration Required: https://rutgers.webex.com/rutgers/onstage/g.php?MTID=e20d708d1d7be8a632df8b8bbbc41ff93
Event Password: BMSPanel1
Panel #1 (organizational focus): July 7, 2020 at 12:00pm
As Good as Its People: a conversation on organizational strength through diversity
Panel #2 (future focused): July 14 at 12:00pm
A Workplace that Works Together: a conversation on creating an inclusive future
Panel #3 (individual focused across the career span): July 21 at 12:00pm
Real Talk Reflections: a conversation on the journeys made and the roads ahead
Panel #4 (holistic culminating discussion): July 28 at 12:00pm
A Special Conversation with David Gonzales, Global Chief Diversity Officer, and BMS' Brightest

Job as Virology Program Manager at the NJ Department of Health
The New Jersey Department of Health, Public Health and Environmental Laboratories (PHEL) is seeking candidates for a Virology Program Manager position. The successful candidate will possess a strong command of molecular biology, an interest in public health research and development, leadership and management capabilities and superior communication skills. The Virology Manager is expected to become well versed in regulatory requirements for quality and public health management, have a strong interest in Department-wide initiatives, and be capable of working within a complex and diverse work environment.

https://nj.gov/health/hr/hlthnov/documents/nov194-20.pdf
Our 160,000 square foot laboratory facility, opened in May 2011, is located at 3 Schwarzkopf Drive, on the New Jersey State Police Campus in Ewing, New Jersey, on the Delaware River. We share the laboratory facility with the NJ Departments of Agriculture and Environmental Protection.
PHEL partners with many state, local and regional agencies to assure the health of our residents through delivery of targeted, accurate and timely results. We have programs in newborn screening, molecular microbiology and virology and environmental chemistry and also oversee state and federal regulatory programs for clinical laboratories. We work with the NJ Communicable Disease Services, Family Health Services, State Police, NJDEP and the Delaware River Basin Commission, local hospitals and health departments and colleges and universities to serve our residents. Our mission is diverse and objectives always interesting.

SciPhD Business of Science online program
SciPhD has successfully transitioned our half-day Business of Science program to a 3-day webinar series. Feedback from students who have taken the program are terrific. We're now offering a free lifetime Flamingo license to all students who sign up for and attend our online public webinar series for the rest of 2020. The webinars are offered the first week of each month and students can sign up here. Flamingo is our online web application that helps students find jobs, analyze job ads, create a targeted resume and even prepare for interviews. You can learn more about Flamingo here. The online webinar is $49 and Flamingo comes for free (a $99 value)

June 2020

NYC Entrepreneurial Fellow
Celdara Medical, NYC seeks an outstanding scientist with interest in translational research, pharmaceutical development and biotechnology for a paid Fellowship position. Prior CM Fellows have progressed their career in Business Development, Venture Capital, Management Consulting, Technology Transfer, R&D, and Medical Writing. Celdara Medical gives hope and health to patients by transforming academic innovations into medicines that cure the world’s most challenging diseases. We are a recognized leader with a rich stable of discoveries, developed in concert with premiere research institutions in the US. We secure lasting partnerships with inventors and their institutions, and provide the developmental, financial, and business acumen to bridge the gaps between discovery and clinical impact.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Help conduct due diligence in cutting-edge therapeutic areas
  • Assist with special projects, analyses, presentations, and/or reports as assigned
  • Learn to perform rigorous competitive analysis, navigate regulatory considerations, intellectual property and financial modeling
Job Qualifications:
  • M.D/Ph.D. or Ph.D. candidate
  • Effective verbal/written communicator
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Eligibility to work in the U.S.
To Apply: Please send resumes to hr@celdaramedical.com

Director/AD/Sr Scientist Neurology in Chicago
Seeking a Biologist with a passion for the discovery of novel therapeutics to join their team. This individual, with a background in neuroscience and proven technical expertise in molecular and cellular pharmacology will be responsible for supporting early drug discovery efforts to identify and validate novel drug targets. The individual should enjoy working with novel technologies and thrive in a small team environment. This individual’s responsibilities will include preparation, culturing, and analysis of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neurons for validation of potential targets and their contribution to neurodegenerative disease, and for assessment of small molecule modulators Beyond the requirements, the ideal candidate will possess the entrepreneurial attitude key to succeeding in a dynamic early-stage biotech. To apply, contact Chi-Wei Lu ntumtchiweilu@gmail.com

June 2020

Congratulations to iJOBS Phase 2 trainee Janaina Cruz Pereira who has a job as a computational biologist at VantAI.

You can read the iJOBS blog by Brianna Alexandar about the iJOBS event on creating magnetic LinkedIn profiles.

Postdoctoral for Cell Line Development, New Brunswick, NJ

  • The postdoctoral position is a research position in an industrial setting with the Client 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, a Postdoctoral position in the Molecular Biology and Analytics is open 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 CHO cell substrate.
  • 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 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.
  • Needed to continue improving targeted integration technology for cell line development to further shorten time to FIH and improve cell line performance.
  • 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 Cell Line Development technology or its understanding.
  • Work collaboratively within Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and with external parties.
  • Present and publish data at internal and public forums.
  • Maintain proper documentation of all research.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.
Required Skills:
  • 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.
  • Position Handles Hazardous Materials.
  • Position is renewed every 6 months and is expected to last 2 years.
This 6+ month position starts ASAP.
Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Karen: karen@alphaconsulting.com
ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT #20-00929 W2 ONLY MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE

Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship
The Institute is pleased to announce that one position is available for expedited consideration. PhD-level scientists to spend a year as a full-time in house science advisors in NJ state government. See attached for full announcement. Application deadline on Friday June 19th. Intensive orientation training in NJ politics and government. Professional development trainings and events. One year stipend of $50,000. Health insurance included. Email CV, 1 page personal statement and one letter of recommendation to science@eagleton.rutgers.edu Position begins on July 13, 2020. Yearly stipend and health insurance provided. Based in/around Trenton. Contact science@eagleton.rutgers.edu for additional information. See attached flyer.

June 2020

Congratulations to iJOBS Phase 2 trainees Anika Alam who will joining FDA as an ORISE fellow.

Job as Scientific Officer - Infectious Disease
As a Science Officer - Infectious Disease (CDMRP), you will work with clients, colleagues, and stakeholders to provide administration on a portfolio of grants. To do this, you will closely monitor progress, review reports and modifications, and meet with sponsors to ensure both communication and accuracy.
Position Overview

  • Location: Frederick, MD – CDMRP - Fort Detrick
  • Client(s): Position supports our government clients at the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
  • Position Information: Full-Time, Exempt, and On Client-Site
  • Supervisory: No
  • Compensation Type: Salaried
  • Vacancy: Two Openings
  • Security Level: A security clearance is not required to apply. Applicants, once hired, may be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
  • Travel Required: This position requires occasional local (MD-DC-VA area) and nation-wide travel for work-related meetings and conferences.
  • Relocation Expenses: No relocation expenses may be authorized for this position
  • Citizenship: US citizenship required
Science Officers are primarily responsible for grants administration, meaning that they handle everything from helping to negotiate the research grant, tracking progress throughout its life (reviewing annual reports and helping with any contract modifications that arise), assessing the relevance of reported publications and patents, and closing out the award. They serve as the primary point of contact for the funded investigator, acting as a liaison between the investigator and the contracting, regulatory, and other military sponsors. They will apply scientific knowledge and general understanding of grant funding to provide technical review and oversight of award negotiation and progress and provides recommendations to the government representative or contracting agency to support the organization’s mission.
  • Provide scientific, management, and administrative support to CDMRP
  • Administer research awards, including basic science and multi-institutional and multidisciplinary consortia, advanced therapeutic development, and clinical trial research awards
  • Review proposals that have been recommended for funding, considering peer and programmatic review comments, and provide notes to the contracting agency to assist with award negotiation
  • Identify missing regulatory information and documentation required for compliance
  • Review the current and pending support documents for grant overlap issues to include duplication of funding with other agencies, either federal or private
  • Identify notable research accomplishments and provide scientific writing support focused on highlights, program book content, annual report content, press releases, and other print and electronic products
  • Maintain accurate grant files and track compliance through an internal electronic database system
  • Assign and review portfolio codes for new research awards
  • Facilitate communication efforts with the research protections office, contracting activities authority, and the PI and their research team regarding issues with their research grant
  • Identify research awards (i.e., clinical trials) that require specific project milestones and work with the contracting office, sponsor, and PI to establish appropriate metrics and milestones such as a one-year milestone for human subject’s approval
  • Review quarterly, annual, and final technical progress reports
  • Verify that the SOW is being followed and all regulatory approvals are in place for the work being done
  • Assess the relevance of reported publications and patents
  • Provide briefings and findings regarding the research portfolio to CDMRP, USAMRMC and DOD leadership, as needed
  • Participate in working groups such as Program Evaluation, Consumer Working Group, SBIR/STTR, Technology Development Working Group, and the Internal Review Process as a program resource
  • May attend peer review, programmatic review, and scientific conferences as requested by CDMRP as a program resource
  • Perform other duties related to the core functions of the job
Science Officers should specialize in an area of biomedical research. Areas of science may include, but not be limited to one of the following:
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Cellular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiology
Minimum Education and Experience
  • PhD or Masters in a discipline relevant to the scientific areas listed in the project description
  • At least 3 years of experience in grants management, or a minimum of 5 years of experience conducting biomedical research
Basic Requirements
  • Must be on-site at client location (Ft. Detrick) during business hours
  • Must work effectively in a team environment
  • Demonstrate strength in oral and written communication skills, including ensuring that products are technically competent and professional looking
  • Demonstrate leadership in activities, as appropriate
  • Demonstrate solid methodological approaches
  • Use innovative, creative approaches when necessary (to meet novel needs and/or solve problems)
  • Ability to work productively in SharePoint to accomplish tasks
Skills that set You Apart
If you don’t have all of the skills below, don’t be discouraged—no resume paints a complete picture of a person. There’s a good chance you’re more wonderful than you think, so please apply!
  • Background in neuroscience
  • Portfolio management experience
  • Strong computer database skills
  • Strong communication skills, particularly to non-scientific audiences
  • Knowledge of Electronic Grant System (EGS)
  • Experience with human/animal subjects protection requirements
  • Experience with military research or CDMRP programs
What Makes a Successful Rippler?
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required to be successful in the role. Other duties may be assigned to help make our clients successful and achieve our company goals. We have designed the introductory period to convey company core values and clear expectations of your role.
  • You pay attention to the details. Anything worth doing is worth doing right, every single time. So you stay organized, meet commitments and deadlines, work efficiently, and always check your work.
  • You communicate clearly. You consider your audience and take care to get your points across professionally and concisely, both in writing and when speaking to others. You’re comfortable interacting with clients, coworkers, and stakeholders, and respect everyone’s perspective.
  • You work independently. You know how to manage competing deadlines on multiple simultaneous projects, and can adapt when you need to re-prioritize. When you’re stuck, you take initiative to find resources, and you’re comfortable asking for help when you need it.
  • You’re eager to learn. You have a track record of learning new things, especially programs, technology, and processes. You embrace change, and if you can’t find a teacher, you teach yourself. Once you learn something new, you are excited to evaluate it and teach it to others.
Project Description
The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), within the Department of Defense, funds biomedical research in response to the expressed needs of its stakeholders -- the American public, the military, and Congress. CDMRP requires an experienced and cohesive team of scientists who can support all aspects of the grant execution and management process. Research includes breast, prostate, ovarian, kidney, and lung cancer, defense health, neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis complex, autism, psychological health/traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury research, bone marrow failure, multiple sclerosis medical imaging, medical informatics, behavioral health, medical simulators, mobile health applications, medical robotics, deployed health, and other medical research programs. CDMRP is responsible for planning, coordinating, integrating, programming, budgeting, and executing these programs.

Company Background
Ripple Effect provides professional consulting services and exceptional talent to federal, private, and non-profit clients to support some of the most crucial policies and programs that shape our nation. Our multi-disciplinary team, across communications & outreach, research & evaluation, policy & program management, and strategic staffing domains, empowers us to build common sense, tailored solutions that make our clients successful, no matter their challenges. Ripple Effect is a diverse and inclusive environment, full of bright, insightful, and intentional people who value and reward adaptability, lifelong learning, and authenticity. To apply, click here.

STANFORD MOLECULAR IMAGING SCHOLARS (SMIS) PROGRAM
Program Director: Craig Levin, PhD
The Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars (SMIS) program 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.
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: July 1, 2020 APPLY HERE

June 2020

You can read a blog by Helena Mello about how to conduct informational interviews. Being home is a great time to write an article about professional development for the iJOBS Blog. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

LinkedIn Profile Special Workshop Offer
iJOBS had a recent profile building webinar with 2Actify as the presenter and they made a special WORKSHOP offer that you should know about.
It can move you quickly to the next step in your career search and it's packed with the info you'll need to move forward!
This workshop will be in a small, collaborative group setting and provide a strategic system for reaching out to new connections that can land job referrals. 2Actify has helped many iJOBS participants in their career search and can be a resource for you, too. The program is $97 and it includes:

  • A Group Strategy Session fir 10 Action-Taking iJOBS Career Seekers
  • 1-Hr. of coaching on: How to Reach Out for Career Referrals
  • Plus an Individual 20 minute ONE-ON-ONE Profile Review
  • The Group will meet on: Friday, June 5, 12pm EDT and you can select your Individual Profile Review time: either June 11 or June 12
Register: HOW TO REACH OUT FOR CAREER REFERRALS , Please email Penny if you have questions: Penny@2Actify.com

Science Policy Event: Mini-CASE Webinar: S&T Policy During COVID-19
This 2-hour webinar is designed for college and graduate students in STEM fields who have an interest in science policy. Based on AAAS’ popular Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) workshop, the goal of this session is to repurpose elements of the annual workshop directly focused on the impact of COVID-19 on the federal R&D budget, academia and the research enterprise, and individual scientists. Participants will also learn about communicating with Members of Congress and their staffs and how to articulate concerns on science funding in COVID-19 stimulus legislation and FY 2021 regular appropriations.
Thursday, June 4 from 1 – 3 PM via Zoom. See attached for full schedule and click here for Registration Link

Telecommuting Tips for Graduate Students
Arielle L'Esperance will be giving a presentation on telecommuting. This event will be Thursday, June 4th at noon. Please see the attached flyer for more info. Hosted by the Chemistry GSO
Click here to join WebEx meeting.

I-Corps Summer Cohort
You may be a student or postdoc who has been working for years on a technology with commercial potential hoping one day to get your innovation into the hands of customers/users. You may be a student or postdoc curious about Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) at Rutgers and just want to know more. The upcoming Cohort 8 (Summer) to be run in a fully virtual format. Rutgers I-Corps™ Site is funded by the National Science Foundation with the goal of nurturing and supporting local teams to help transition their technology concepts into the marketplace. The Rutgers I-Corps Site will provide advice, resources, networking opportunities, training and modest funding* to assist teams with the commercialization process and/or into becoming applicants for the National I-Corps™ Teams Program. For more information: icorps.rutgers.edu

Virtual career panel on Project Management
"Life Sciences and Project Management - Perfect Together!” Offered by the Project Management Institute of New Jersey on 7:00pm on Tuesday June 23. Our experienced panel featuring members from Johnson & Johnson, Merck, PharmAllies, USDM Life Sciences and The FlexPro Group will share perspectives and experiences as life science project managers. Registration is now open. To register, click here Life Sciences June 23. Your Zoom link will be in your registration email - please remember to save your registration email for logging into the event.

May 2020

You can read a blog by Samantha Avina and Natalie Losada about our iJOBS career panel with women in academic biology. You can also read a post by Helena Mello about the J&J Consumer Health virtual career panel. Being home is a great time to write an article about professional development for the iJOBS Blog. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Job at Amunix in Protein Engineering in CA
Amunix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is seeking an independent and innovative individual to join our Protein Engineering group. The candidate will be responsible for the molecular biology and protein purification supporting the protein engineering efforts focused on novel therapeutics. The successful candidate must be highly motivated and collaborative to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.

  • Molecular Biology techniques involving but not limited to primer design, PCR, cloning, DNA isolation and interpretation of DNA sequencing data.
  • Protein Chemistry techniques involving but not limited to cell lysis and clarification, purification on an AKTA FPLC with ion exchange and IMAC, biophysical characterization by SE-HPLC.
  • Update relevant databases and notebooks with new constructs and related data.
  • Work in close partnership with the mass spectrometry and biological assay teams for downstream protein analysis.
  • B.S. in Biological Science (Biochemistry, Protein Chemistry, Molecular Biology) or a related field required, post graduate experience preferred, with at least 5-7 years of related work experience.
  • Strong scientific background and hands-on experience in Molecular Biology and Protein Chemistry.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively and build open and collaborative relationships is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative in problem solving.
  • Experience/familiarity with protein expression in E. coli and mammalian systems, as well as biochemical assays is a plus.
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume Penny Pearl penny@2actify.com and she will convey it personally to the hiring manager.

Amunix is leveraging our expertise in precision protein engineering to enable the promise of T cell engagers in solid tumors. Our goal is to save cancer patients’ lives through the development and commercialization of breakthrough therapies that harness the immune system. We have invented XTEN, a validated therapeutic half-life extension technology. Our current focus is Pro-XTEN, a next-generation protease activated pro-drug platform, which enables selective activation of potent cancer therapies in the tumor microenvironment. This overcomes a common challenge facing potent immune system activators: on-target, off-tumor toxicity. Amunix’s two lead programs employ the Pro-XTEN technology to enhance the safety profile of T cell engagers. XPATs (XTENylated Protease-Activated T Cell Engagers) have the potential to make off-the-shelf therapies redirecting T cells to solid tumors a reality. Amunix is currently located in Mountain View, CA but is moving to South San Francisco in 2020.

Opportunities at the Office of Naval Research and Department of Defense
Dr. Linda Chrisey, at the Office of Naval Research will give a presentation for Rutgers on Friday (5/29) from 10:00 am to 11:30am. This will be a 60 minute talk about opportunities in ONR and DoD for funding, internships, jobs followed by a 30 minute Q&A. Join by click on this link https://rutgers.webex.com/meet/saracamp

May 2020

You can read a blog by Natalie Losada about our iJOBS career panel with women in academic biology. Being home is a great time to write an article about professional development for the iJOBS Blog. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.



Regeneron’s Science to Medicine Virtual Forum
This is an annual regional biomedical conference to encourage cross-fertilization and interaction between graduate students and postdoctoral fellows doing great science across the New York Metro Area.
Friday July 31 from 8am-5pm
Registration link to follow but abstract applications to give virtual oral presentations are due no later than Tuesday, June 23rd. Abstract application and flyer are attached. If they receive more abstracts than they can accommodate, decisions about acceptance will be e-mailed to attendees by July 17.

NIH Webinar in Networking
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1547411290397239054, May 21, 2020 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Did you attend the Career Symposium and now know you need to network, but just do not know how? Find out how to expand and maintain your network. This session will also explore using social media, especially LinkedIn, to advance your job search.

NIH Webinar in Workplace Dynamics III-Conflict and Feedback
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6229511132976427787, May 22, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
This workshop provides an accessible framework for conflict management and giving and receiving personal feedback.

For students interested in Intellectual Property or licensing please subscribe to https://www.ipwatchdog.com/. They often publish opinions on current high profile court proceedings related to IP and have lots of free training materials. There will also be a free live streamed conference on IP from May 11-13. https://knowitevent.com/#agenda.

Faculty Job Panel: Virtual Q&A - offered by Rutgers OPA
May 28 from 2-3:30pm. The main goal of this Q&A panel session is to talk about how to tackle the application for a tenured faculty job, the interview process and the chalk talk. To register by May 21, click here.

May 2020

You can read a blog by Zachary Fritz about our iJOBS virtual Medical Science Liaison career panel. Being home is a great time to write an article about professional development for the iJOBS Blog. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist with a major pharmaceutical company located in New Brunswick, NJ
"This role is currently work-from-home and will move to the office environment after the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.”
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, a Postdoctoral position in the Molecular Biology and Analytics is open 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 CHO cell substrate. 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 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 *** Company 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
Position Handles Hazardous Materials
This is a W2 contract. Please call to discuss the hourly payrate.
If you are qualified and interested in pursuing this opportunity, please call me at (212) 488-5440 ASAP. You may also send me an e-mail, if you do respond via e-mail please include a daytime phone number so I can reach you. In considering candidates, time is of the essence, so please respond ASAP. Swetha Pilla, Recruiter, Axelon Services Corporation Phone: (212) 488-5440 swetha.pilla@axelon.com.

SciPhD virtual workshops:
Online Webinar Series “How to Land Your First Job”. The Series is offered as three 90-minute live webinars. All the steps for a PhD from “What Can I Be” to “Mastering the Interview” are included. The web series is available to the public for individual participation. The public series is offered the first week of every month at a cost of $49, which also includes a 50% discount on our web application Flamingo. Our online web application Flamingo allows webinar participants to put into practice what they just learned. The powerful Jobs Analytics Engine walks the user through determining the critical skills for technical AND for productivity and social job requirements. Flamingo also guides the crafting of “work experience statements”, a draft resume, skill rankings and interview preparation. All this is data driven with a lifetime license of $99 (and includes access to the Job webinar series recordings). See attached flyer.

Postdoc Academy
I wanted to share an update on the Postdoc Academy, the new digital professional development program for postdocs. We had more than 1,300 people registered for the online course in January and are looking forward to the course beginning again in June. You can find outcomes of the prior running of the course here. Please share the info below with the postdocs at your institution! The Postdoc Academy is a digital and in-person professional development program designed specifically for postdocs, and is now open for registration! The free online course, titled "Succeeding as a Postdoc", will begin on June 22nd. This 6-week course will help postdocs create a rewarding experience that launches them into their chosen career path. Register for the online course here. In addition to the online course, postdocs can join a Postdoc Academy Learning Session (PALS). Virtual local learning communities support online learning by connecting content directly to the local context and community, and also promote deeper learning of the material. PALS are small groups of postdoc who meet once a week in Zoom while taking the online course. PALS will begin the week of June 22nd! Register for PALS here.

For students interested in Intellectual Property or licensing please subscribe to https://www.ipwatchdog.com/. They often publish opinions on current high profile court proceedings related to IP and have lots of free training materials. There will also be a free live streamed conference on IP from May 11-13. https://knowitevent.com/#agenda.

Faculty Job Panel: Virtual Q&A - offered by Rutgers OPA
May 28 from 2-3:30pm. The main goal of this Q&A panel session is to talk about how to tackle the application for a tenured faculty job, the interview process and the chalk talk. To register by May 21, click here.

May 2020





Virtual Patent Searching event on Wednesday
Patent Searching 101: Sponsored by I-Corps@Rutgers
May 6, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
We invite you to join this engaging discussion on patent searching from Connie Wu, (Engineering & Patent Information Specialist for the Rutgers Libraries, and a former Patent Examiner).
Connie will share a brief overview of intellectual property (IP), best practices/tips/techniques for searching patents, and how to use creativity to begin understanding the value and novelty of your innovation.

This virtual event is geared toward innovators and researchers at Rutgers University (students/faculty/staff/alumni) and guests who are innovating, conducting research with commercial potential, developing prototypes, or who want to learn how a strong patent position can protect their innovation.

If you are interested in I-Corps@Rutgers, you are highly encouraged to attend.
Register here



The NJAS would like to invite the participation of New Jersey researchers from High School, undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels to showcase their research study at the 1st NJ Academy of Science virtual research competition.
Due to COVID19, many regional scientific symposiums were canceled around the state. NJAS also cancelled its 65th NJAS Annual Meeting at Kean University. While the face to face format of the NJAS Annual Meeting is the most ideal for sharing best science and optimal scientific network approaches for participants, the organization aims to unite the NJ scientific community despite the unprecedented challenges students, researchers, faculty, teachers and NJ residents now face due to COVID-19.

NJAS intends to showcase presentations using a virtual format that respects the contributions of the presenters. Participants abstracts and videos will be available online via the NJAS website, as well as in the NJAS Newsletter. The virtual format will enable NJAS to deliver the latest scientific research to the NJ community without delay. If interested to be part of the NJ scientific community and competition, Please register and submit your virtual presentationby May 9th. For more information, go to the NJAS website. Thank you for your support and consideration.

See attached for more information.

May 2020

You can read a blog by Samantha Avina about our iJOBS virtual career panel with Merck and also a blog post by Natalie Losada about our iJOBS virtual Medical Science Liaison career panel. Being home is a great time to write an article about professional development for the iJOBS Blog. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Faculty Job Panel: Virtual Q&A - offered by Rutgers OPA
May 28 from 2-3:30pm. The main goal of this Q&A panel session is to talk about how to tackle the application for a tenured faculty job, the interview process and the chalk talk. To register by May 21, click here.

Informational Interviews: What? How? Why?
MONDAY May 4, 3:00 – 4:00 pm EDT
Speaker, Amanda Langer, NCC, OITE Career Counselor
While focusing on networking generally, this workshop will specifically outline steps you can take to begin conducting informational interviews now. These networking conversations can be an effective research tool and often help give you the most current and specific information about a field. Come learn tips on how to get the most out of your informational interviews! To register and join, click here.

Managing Up to Maximize Mentoring Relationships
WEDNESDAY May 6, 2:00 – 4:00
Speaker, Sharon Milgram, Director NIH OITE
This workshop will explore the relationship between trainees and research mentors/supervisors with the goal of providing strategies for improving communication and interpersonal interactions. The workshop will help participants clarify what they need from their supervisors and mentors and how to ensure that they get what they need. To register and join, click here.

NIH Career Symposium
FRIDAY May 8, noon – 5 pm
The 13th annual NIH OITE Career Symposium is still happening, albeit on-line. There will be panels, taped interviews, and Twitter chats focused on a variety of career paths in all sectors. For more information and to register, click here.

NeuroMatch Academy 2020
This is an online school for computational neuroscience. Started but he team who created CoSMO summer school, and neuromatch conference this is a worldwide academy to train neuroscientists to learn computational tools, make connections to real world neuroscience problems, and promote networking with researchers. To learn more, click here.

April 2020

Postdoc position for Cell Line Development at Pharma Company in New Brunswick, NJ
Project Description:

  • The postdoctoral position is a research position in an industrial setting with the Client 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, a Postdoctoral position in the Molecular Biology and Analytics is open 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 CHO cell substrate.
  • 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 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.
  • Needed to continue improving targeted integration technology for cell line development to further shorten time to FIH and improve cell line performance.
  • 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 Cell Line Development technology or its understanding
  • Work collaboratively within Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and with external parties.
  • Present and publish data at internal and public forums.
  • Maintain proper documentation of all research.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.
Required Skills:
  • 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.
  • Position Handles Hazardous Materials.
This 6+ month position starts ASAP. Position is renewed every 6 months and is expected to last 2 years.
Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Karen: karen@alphaconsulting.com
ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT #20-00701 W2 ONLY MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE.

Job as Car-T Scientist in Spring House, PA
Job Description:

  • Analytical experiments in support of mammalian cell culture activities.
  • Be familiar with basic laboratory techniques, including but not limited to: aseptic expansion of mammalian cell culture and routine analytical procedures on cell culture samples.
  • Have good understanding of cell culture parameters in general (cell growth rate, cell density, viability, population doubling, metabolites and cell waste, etc.).
  • Recording analytical results into data sheets and/or electronic note books.
  • Responsible for data integrity and accuracy.
  • BLS2 hood experience
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Biochemistry, or other related degree concentration with 3 years industry experience, OR Relevant Masters with 1 year industry experience, OR PhD
  • Experience with the following skills;
  • ​Pipetting skills
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Aseptic Technique
  • Cell Culture
  • qPCR
  • Cell-Based Potency Assays
  • ELISA / Immunoassay
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies
  • Strong preference towards CAR T Cell Therapy experience; Immunology; Analytical / Method Development
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship
  • Flexibility to travel between Malvern and Spring House 10% of your time.
For more information, click here.

GradFUTURES Forum 2020
Wed April 29- Friday May 1 from The Graduate School Princeton
Now more than ever, graduate student professional development is critical to both preparing our Ph.D. students for the future of work and in reshaping the value of doctoral education. Topics include
Critical Advice for Graduate Students in Uncertain times
Data Transparency, the PhD Labor Market
Navigating Skype/Zoom Academic Job Interviews
LinkedIn Rock Your Profile Webinar
Industry and Alumni Panels
To learn more about the individual virtual sessions and to register for those you are interested in, please click here.

Special Seminar “Balancing Efficacy and Toxicity - The Yin and Yang for Anticancer Therapies”.
Dr. Myrtle Davis, DVM, PhD, ATS. Dr. Davis leads discovery toxicology in pharmaceutical candidate optimization. Her team identifies molecular targets and potential hazards early in discovery research. Dr. Davis is Vice President of the Society of Toxicology. See attached for more information.
Date/Time: Friday, May 1st at 12:00 PM
Direct Link to Zoom Meeting Pswd: Tox

April 2020

Science Officer Jobs at Ripple Effect in Rockville, MD.
Ripple Effect has several Science Officer openings at Fort Detrick, MD that they are looking to fill immediately under the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) particularly for Neuroscience, Cancer, Infectious Disease, and more. The full list of opportunities is available by clicking here. For more information, contact Jackie Helfer, the Talent Acquisition and Partnerships Manager, jhelfer@rippleeffect.com.

INSIGHT FELLOWS PROGRAM - FULLY REMOTE FOR SUMMER 2020
We’re now accepting applications from graduating students (must have completed all coursework by May 26th in order to participate full time) for our summer sessions.
*While Fellows can attend the program from anywhere, they will still interview for roles in their chosen program location. All eligibility criteria still applies. Visit our FAQ page for more information.
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to have an impact around the world, Insight has made the decision to run our summer programs remotely, in both the U.S. and Canada. We've made this change to protect our Fellows and team, and because we've seen that the vast majority of the benefits of Insight translate to the remote experience, and there are actually many additional benefits.
Apply to our fully-remote summer session by April 15: https://apply.insightdatascience.com
INSIGHT FELLOWS
What is Insight?
The Insight Fellows Program is a seven-week professional training fellowship for graduating students and working professionals looking to transition to thriving careers as data scientists, engineers, and other cutting-edge professionals. Insight takes a unique approach, working closely with partner companies to match Fellows with the hiring teams that represent the best fit for their skills and experience.

Gain a Network
Since 2012, Insight has helped over 3,000 Fellows transition to thriving careers in a variety of data and tech fields. By joining the Fellowship, you’re also joining an extensive community of industry leaders, and gaining connections to thousands of data and tech professionals from hundreds of companies. This is an investment in your future that pays dividends for years to come.

Getting Hired
88% of Insight Fellows accept a job offer in their chosen field within 6 months of finishing the Fellows Program, and the median time to hire is 8 weeks.

Starting Salary
The average starting base salary for Insight Fellows across all our locations is $126,000. Average bonus is $12,000, and almost all Fellows receive either equity or stock grants. The average stock grant for publicly-traded companies is $26,000 per year.

Hiring Companies
Insight alumni are now working at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, CVS Health, 23andMe, Bloomberg, NBC, Bosch, American Express, Microsoft, and 700+ other top companies.

Post-Program Experience
Beyond the seven week program, Insight Fellows get access to a structured, highly-personalized post-program experience. This personalized post-program experience that we’re introducing as of Summer 2020, helps Insight Fellows get jobs 40% faster and earn $10,000-15,000/year more than the results quoted above. Learn more here.

Available Programs
- 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 Deadline & Start Date:
- Next application deadline: April 15
- Session begins: May 26

Want to learn more about Insight and our programs? Visit: https://www.insightfellows.com
Not ready to apply? Sign up for our notification list: https://notify.insightdatascience.com/notify
Questions? Email us at info@insightdatascience.com

CV and Resume Toolkit for Doctoral Students
I am happy to announce a new resource for doctoral students: A Toolkit for CV and Resume Writing on Canvas. Students can self-enroll to have access to the materials by following this URL and signing into Canvas using their RU NetID. This resource covers the basics of constructing these two crucial documents and is tailored to graduate students preparing materials to apply for jobs outside academia.
The initial contents of the toolkit consists of a list of "Top 10" resources for graduate students as they are working on their CVs and Resumes, In the upcoming weeks, the toolkit will be developed into an informal self-paced course that goes through the job application process from initial career exploration to negotiating salary. Students who enroll now will receive emails when the content is update. --Ramazan Gungor, PhD.

Interactive Expert Panel: Non-academic Career Pathways in eLearning for PhDs
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020 4:00 pm | 2 hours | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Click HERE for signing up and the meeting links. --Ramazan Gungor, PhD.

Where will you take your PhD: How to Use Beyond the Professoriate’s eLearning Platform Aurora to Land Jobs
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 5:00 pm | 1 hour 30 minutes | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Click HERE for signing up and the meeting links. --Ramazan Gungor, PhD.

Positions in NJ on BioNJ Jobs Board
Click here to see jobs that are open now for applications.

April 2020

Covance Recruiting at Virtual Career Fair
The Hire Big 10+ Virtual Career Fair is on April 14, 2020. Attached is a flyer with the registration information and more details. Registration is free for students and alumni. We will have several recruiters in attendance available to chat about Internships and Full-Time opportunities across our various US locations. Sonya Christian, Training Coordinator, Global Talent Management. Click here to register for Hire BIg10

Job Search Strategies- (Non-faculty Jobs)
Apr 16, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4573376140931848974
A job search involves more than just applying to job postings. Successful job searches require planning. You will need to complete four key activities: building a productive network, creating resumes that work for you, establishing search strategies for finding jobs, and preparing for a competitive interview. This session examines the job search as a process that integrates those four key activities to launch an effective job search. We will cover jobs choices in all sectors (non-profits, government, industry, and non-faculty academic jobs)

Social Media for Scientists
Apr 17, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2519144273107030796
It may seem like all the cool kids are just doing it, but there are data-supported methods for using social media to talk about your research. How can you reach the audience you are looking for? And what platform is best for you to use? We will talk through multiple examples of good and not-as-good uses of social media for scientific communication.

April 2020

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 2020 to apply. Postdocs and alumni may apply at any stage
Applications are due by May 4 and admissions decisions will be made by June 5. Phase 2 for 2020 will start in September although with the caveat that course selection may be limited to what is available tuition-free and shadowing will be dependent on the operating status of various companies and Rutgers in the Fall. Please see the attached application, FAQ.

USING LINKEDIN FOR CAREER SUCCESS
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8801536010762884878
Apr 07, 2020 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
In this "How to" workshop, we will examine how to use LinkedIn effectively for your career. We will explore creating your profile, getting introduced to others, and finding connections. Speaker: Phil Ryan, PhD, Director of Student Services, GPP

Online Mini Workshop from the NIH - Job Search Tip/Strategies (source Itzamarie Cheve-Torres)
April 8 from 12 -12:45pm
A job search involves more than just applying to job postings Successful job searches require planning. You will need to complete key activities to be successful. Tune in to learn more tips and strategies for job search. Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/156177744. To register, click here.

Is the Dark Side Really Dark? Microbiome research in industry
April 8 from 1-2pm
Orly Levitan, PhD works as the Senior Project Manager at Hygiecare, Inc. and will speak about her experience in industry https://zoom.us/j/9042049543. See attached flyer for details.

Working with Recruiters: Advice for STEM PhDs (source Itzamarie Cheve-Torres)
Friday April 17 from 12-1pm
In this webinar you will hear from Executive Recruiter Leigh Holcomb, PhD (Connects Search Group). After attending the webinar, you will be able to: Understand how recruiter works for non-academic careers. Gain insight into what recruiters look for in candidates and PhDs in particular. Offered by Beyond the Professoriate. To register, click here.

Opportunity to create STEM videos
Numerade is always looking to hire bright students who generally excel in STEM subjects. We compensate students to help us create short how-to videos in common STEM subjects. These videos get viewed by thousands of other students looking for support in their studies. Here’s an example. We work with hundreds of undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional teachers across the globe.
For more information and where to sign up, students can visit here. You can also contact Alexa Press alexa@numerade.com

March 2020

ONLINE CAREER NETWORKING ACADEMY
Live webinar to learn an overview of 2Actify program and ask questions.
If you want to sign up directly for the webinar held on March 20, click here. Once you register using this link, you will get reminder emails for the event. If you want to sign up directly for the career networking academy, click here.
Academy starts 4/14, 11:30am EDT
Up to 10 participants
Six 1 hour sessions over 2 months
Online cost is $494 (2 payments of 247)
iJOBS cost is $394 (2 payments of $197) using COUPON CODE: ijobsacademy

  • SESSION 1,2: CREATE A MAGNETIC RESUME & LinkedIn PROFILE
  • SESSION 3,4: EXECUTE A NETWORKING SYSTEM & LAND JOB REFERRALS
  • SESSION 5: PREPARE FOR INTERVIEWS
  • SESSION 6: STAND-OUT WITH YOUR NETWORK

The Data Incubator's Summer 2020 Data Science Fellowship application is open
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. Application process, click here.
Locations: You can attend our program in:
* New York City
* San Francisco Bay Area
* Washington, DC.
* Online
Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast by clicking here.

Virtual Annual Tri-I Career Symposium
Have lots of free time in your calendar now that many seminars have been cancelled? You’re in luck – the Annual Tri-I Career Symposium will still be taking place on Friday, March 27, but it will be a virtual Symposium! Click here to register and to get the webinar link and see attached for schedule.
In accordance with Tri-I policies and restrictions to ensure preparedness for COVID-19, we will be hosting the Symposium as an all-day webinar, featuring a keynote seminar by Tracy Costello, PhD, and 4 panel discussions highlighting diverse career paths.
Benefits of participating in this webinar:
- Many companies and institutions are moving to a virtual interview format, so we encourage you to become familiar with this Zoom webinar technology to prepare for your future online interviews.
- You can attend any or all of the webinar sessions.
- Both introverts and extraverts alike will be able to ask the keynote speaker and panelists questions during the sessions.
- The Symposium has career information for everyone, whether you are on the job market now or just starting to explore your options.
Symposium Part 2 coming in Summer 2020:
You will be able to meet the panelists, additional professionals, and hiring representatives from 30 companies in person at the Symposium Part 2 networking reception, which will be held in Summer 2020.
This summer event will also include a professional development workshop and career seminar.

Data Science Bunyavanich Lab: Positions available in New York City
The Bunyavanich Lab welcomes talented, self-motivated individuals who can fulfill the responsibilities and requirements below to apply for positions in our lab at the Institute for Data Science and Genomic Technology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. The successful applicant will be part of an interdisciplinary team led by Dr. Supinda Bunyavanich that applies computational analysis and bioinformatics to interpret multi-scale data generated from subjects with asthma and allergic diseases. Our researchers receive generous packages, including robust salaries and a wealth of opportunities to participate in academic activities here at the Institute for Data Science and Genomic Technology and more broadly at regional and national workshops and conferences. We are located in the heart of Manhattan, and Mount Sinai is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the US. Responsibilities:

  • Analyze high-throughput sequence data.
  • Develop and implement methods to analyze these data.
  • Maintain large datasets linked to clinical data.
  • Communicate progress with PI regularly and contribute to the success of the research team.
  • Develop and maintain productive collaborations within Mount Sinai and with outside researchers in academia and industry.
  • Publish and present novel research findings in academic journals and conferences
  • Some supervision of trainees and technical staff may also be required.
Requirements:
  • Degree in bioinformatics, computer science, computational biology, genomics, or a related field.
  • Outstanding programming skills in R, Python, and Unix shell scripting.
  • Excellent track record of analyzing sequence data. Experience with clinical cohorts and microbiome analysis a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistics and statistical genetics. Familiarity with genomic data tools, repositories, and databases.
  • Strong attention to detail and solid analytical skills.
  • Ability to work hard and independently while contributing to the team effort and adhering to deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with track record of productive collaborations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work concurrently on several projects, and good understanding of analytic complexities to do independent research as well as assist other researchers.
The Institute for Data Science and Genomic Technology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai seeks to comprehensively integrate the digital universe of information into research, training, and patient care and to develop programs that advance the future of healthcare and data science.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a CV and detailed letter of interest to Dr. Supinda Bunyavanich (Supinda.Bunyavanich at mssm.edu).

Job Postings through BioNJ
BioNJ's Talent Services Career Portal Featuring a state-of-the-art platform with a sophisticated search engine and many user-friendly features -- including being able to set up personal job alerts. Finding your next career opportunity has never been easier. To see a list of recent job postings, click here.

March 2020

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 a post by Samantha Avina about the Eagleton Institute event on the Regulation of Gene Editing.

Worldwide Medical Postdoctoral Fellowship at Biogen
If you are interested in being an Medical Science Liaison, Biogen’s 2-year fellowship in Worldwide Medical provides a hands-on opportunity to learn the ins and outs of Medical Affairs and the pharmaceutical industry within the walls of a cutting-edge biotech. During the first year of the fellowship program, fellows will explore the different functional areas within Worldwide Medical through a series of rotational experiences. Fellows will also have the opportunity to select one rotation outside of Medical, to foster a broader understanding of our cross-functional partners and how their functions collaborate with Medical and fit into the greater organization. For the second year of the fellowship, fellows will pick an area of concentration within Worldwide Medical to prepare them for a continued career in the biopharmaceutical industry.
If you have any questions about the fellowship, or would like to apply, please email WWMfellowship@biogen.com. All applications should include a resume and cover letter. The deadline to apply for the incoming 2020 class is March 31, 2020.
For more information, see attached flyer or click here.

Insight Data Science Fellows Program
The Insight Fellows Programs are fellowships for graduating students looking to transition to thriving careers as data scientists, engineers, and other cutting-edge professionals. - The program is sponsored by top companies, with scholarships available for cost of living - Receive guidance throughout the entire process to meet, interview, and join top companies - Launch a cutting-edge career where the average starting salary is $127K - Join Insight from a wide range of backgrounds & education levels - Join a community of 3,000 alumni that support each other throughout their careers 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, Wayfair and 700+ other top companies. We’re now accepting applications from graduating students (must have completed all coursework by May 26th in order to participate full time) for our summer sessions. Click here to learn more and apply by March 16.

MIT Communication Lab Summer Institute
Excited about communication and leadership skills for scientists?
Attend the 2020 MIT Communication Lab Summer Institute, July 6-9
Design science communication resources for your community and Learn strategic planning and management skills
The MIT Communication Lab is a peer-to-peer organization that teaches technical and professional communication skills specifically to STEM communities. Since 2013, we’ve trained MIT grad students and postdocs as discipline-specific communication coaches, assisting their peers with everything from figure design to faculty applications, and gaining leadership and mentorship skills along the way. Since launching in one MIT department, the Communicati on Lab model has spread across 6 MIT departments and 10 other institutions.
The Communication Lab model was designed to be customized for each program or institution where it’s implemented. To learn how to adapt the model for your own community, we welcome staff, students, and postdocs to join us at MIT for our 2020 Summer Institute, a four-day, hands-on workshop (July 6-9).
At the Summer Institute, participants will…
Learn the Communication Lab model for discipline-specific, peer-to-peer science communication coaching
Adapt the model for their own communities
Connect and collaborate with a network of educational entrepreneurs, sharing science communication experiences and best practices
Create a strategic plan for launching their own Communication Labs
Day 1, Educational Philosophy:Learn our theory and practices for effective science communication and coaching
Day 2, Sociology + Anthropology:Analyze your community’s motivations and behaviors to design science communication resources that work for them
Day 3, Customer Service + Management:Plan how to provide a high-quality experience at all levels of your organization
Day 4, Business + Innovation: Design a business model and ensure an innovation-focused mindset for your Communication Lab
See detailed event information by clicking here.
Please send any questions to the Communication Lab director, Dr. Diana Chien: dchien@mit.edu

BioNJ's NEW Talent Services Career Portal!
Click here to check it out! Featuring a state-of-the-art platform, you'll enjoy a sophisticated search engine and many, many user-friendly features and benefits -- including being able to set up personal job alerts! Finding your next career opportunity has never been easier. You'll enjoy:

  • Access to leading life sciences companies looking for talent in New Jersey
  • An advanced search engine with intuitive job matching. Click here to look for jobs.
  • Easy resume/cover letter upload and quick apply with user profile. Click here to upload resume.
  • Job alerts and enhanced tracking system
  • Ability to look for a new job anonymously
  • LinkedIn or Facebook sign up
  • Free resume critique & job search resources
  • Available internship & fellowship opportunities
  • Live chat support

Story Collider: Stories about Science
The Story Collider is a nonprofit organization dedicated to try, personal stories about science. Everyone has a story about how science has impacted them so please come to the event on campus on April 2 at 3:30pm at the Cook Campus Center Room 202 to hear some of these amazing stories. RSVP by clicking here. For more information, see attached flyer.

February 2020

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 a post by Xuyuan Kuang about the SciPhD Leadership and Business Skills for Scientists workshop by clicking here.

Job as QC Scientist, Cell Therapy at Celgene/BMS
This Is A Wed-Sat AM Shift (6:30 Am - 4:30 Pm). The QC Scientist is responsible for supporting Quality Control bioanalytical testing for the release of clinical and commercial products. This includes the ability to interface with multiple groups, the ability to independently perform tasks, interpret results, and troubleshoot. Additionally, when needed, this position will be able to assist with training and assay transfer.

  • Advanced hands-on experience with various analytical techniques primarily flow cytometry and scientific knowledge in the characterization and transfer of pharmaceutical products.
  • Advanced ability to accurately and completely understand, follow, interpret and apply Global Regulatory and cGMP requirements.
  • Advanced technical writing skills.
  • Advanced problem-solving ability/mentality, technically adept and logical.
  • Ability to represent the interests of the group on cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work independently in a high-paced team environment, meet deadlines, and prioritize work from multiple projects.
  • Ability to work with management locally and globally.
  • Advanced ability to communicate effectively with peers, department management and cross-functional peers.
  • Perform testing of the in-process, final product, and stability samples.
  • Utilize scientific principles to assist in analytical testing methods and the proper use of laboratory equipment.
  • Capable of handling complex issues and solving problems with only general guidance.
  • Prepare and present continuous improvement projects to management.
  • Comprehensive understanding of regulatory guidelines and can independently develop, write and execute methods, protocols, reports and other related documents.
  • Complete all work in a timely manner.
  • Perform peer review of testing data.
  • Review all data in accordance with applicable procedures and cGMP requirements.
  • Apply technical knowledge and abilities to ensure all testing is performed in a compliant manner.
  • Complete all reviews in accordance with required release timelines.
  • Communicate effectively with peers, and demonstrate teamwork, with regards to results of review and corrections required.
  • Train new analysts to general job duties.
  • Complete necessary training to become a qualified trainer.
  • Perform training effectively.
  • Document training per procedural and cGMP requirements.
  • Support document revision, project, CAPA, and investigation/deviation tasks.
  • Perform assigned tasks within a CAPA, deviation, or project
  • Participate in complex projects and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Take a leadership role, as required, for projects.
  • Draft and review technical documents, such as SOPs and protocols/reports.
  • Communicate effectively with management regarding task completion, roadblocks, and needs.
  • Demonstrate initiative, courage, and continuous improvement throughout investigation/corrective action lifecycles.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Science. Advanced Degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of relevant analytical testing or QC experience
  • Demonstrated experience working with polychromatic flow cytometry panels and flow cytometry data analysis. Experience with BD FACSCanto is preferred.
  • For more information, click here and email iJOBS alum Zhen Li zl233@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Internship at Department of Health
We are now accepting applications for summer 2020 internships at the New Jersey Department of Health, Public Health and Environmental Laboratories. We are looking for interns with an interest in a variety of topics, including molecular biology, environmental chemistry, public health policy and biomedical and public health informatics.
Our internship committee will begin reviewing applications and contacting applicants of interest for the summer semester, beginning March 15th. For more information, click here or email Susan Mikorski, NJ Public Health and Environmental Laboratories Susan.Mikorski@doh.nj.gov

Job as NGS Data Analyst at Regeneron
The RGC’s Genome Informatics team leads the primary and secondary analysis of more than 500,000 samples a year, including production pipelines, cloud-compute infrastructure, and sequencing and variant quality control. Working closely with other RGC teams, our extensive genomics R&D portfolio supports multi-omics applications (RNA, long reads), unprecedented-scale variant calling, disease association studies, and loci-specific analyses that directly impact cutting-edge drug development.
Under the direction of the QC lead, this entry-level role will support our efforts to develop, deploy and execute at-scale quality control protocols for both production and R&D experiments.

  • Support all GI efforts to QC and analyze the world’s largest genomic dataset
  • Preprare, validate and execute large-scale NGS analysis in cloud (AWS, GCP) and distributed compute infrastructure (SPARK)
  • Provide routine visualization of QC metrics, compute performance, and resource usage for RGC production
  • Support QC lead in validating production innovation
  • Create and develop in silico NGS standards and best practices
  • Work with GI leads to apply predictive models (e.g. machine learning) to QC metrics and analysis
To apply, click here.

Job as Lead Data Engineer at Regeneron
The RGC’s Genome Informatics team leads the primary and secondary analysis of more than 500,000 samples a year, including production pipelines, cloud-compute infrastructure, and sequencing and variant quality control. Working closely with other RGC teams, our extensive genomics R&D portfolio supports multi-omics applications (RNA, long reads), unprecedented-scale variant calling, disease association studies, and loci-specific analyses that directly impact cutting-edge drug development.
The Senior Production Engineer will lead the innovation, design and development of the RGC’s production genomics compute infrastructure. Under the direction of the GI-Prod Director, this role will apply the latest hardware, software and cloud technologies to innovative solutions in genomics data structuring, distributed compute workflows, and large-scale data manipulation and mining. This role requires extensive interaction with Sequencing, LIMS, IT and Compliance operations across Regeneron and with external partners (AWS, Databricks, DNAnexus).

  • Optimize and innovate genomics workflows and architecture for >500k sample-per-year production throughput
  • Interact with Regeneron IT and external technology partners to ensure 24/7 uptime and a rapid development cycle
  • Lead GI-Prod software development best practices (code repositories, SDLC, continuous integration testing)
  • Working with GI-Prod Leads, develop tools for GI-Prod and RGC users to facilitate at-scale, at-speed genomics (QC, variant calling, multi-omics)
  • Work closely with RGC Data Engineering to integrate production with distributed compute environment (Databricks, Spark)
  • Bachelors in Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar with 4-8+ years experience
  • Expert software engineer and developer (version control, SDLC)
  • Cloud Platform (AWS, GCP)
  • Standard bioinformatics tools (Samtools, BCFtools, VCFtools, BWA, GATK, Picard, BEDtools, PLINK)
  • Genomics data formats and analysis
  • Demonstrated experience in development and maintenance of production-quality software and compute infrastructure
  • Preferred: Distributed compute platforms
  • Preferred: Leadership of development team
  • Preferred: Compliance environments (e.g. FISMA, HIPAA)
  • Unix, Python
  • Visualization toolkit (R, Pandas)
  • Code repositories (GitHub, Sourceforge, Bitbucket)
  • Preferred: Standard bioinformatics tools (Samtools, BCFtools, VCFtools, BWA, GATK, Picard, BEDtools, PLINK)
  • Preferred: DNAnexus or other cloud experience

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron’s unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.
To apply, click here.

Bioinformatics Summer Intern at Colgate-Palmolive
We are seeking an intern to work in the Biosolutions group beginning in June, 2020. This candidate will be working closely with the team to develop in-house data analysis pipelines.

  • Work with scientists to understand oral microflora and develop custom tools for data visualization.
  • Evaluate and implement appropriate tools for microbiome data analysis.
  • Assist with pre-processing and data cleanup to enable interpretation of results. Communicate results with research scientists across the organization.
  • Must be an Undergraduate( junior or senior level) or obtaining a graduate degree. Major must be related to the field of internship. Preferred majors include: Bioinformatics / Computational Biology / Computer Science.
  • Basic understanding and coursework in biology; Molecular biology or bioinformatics of particular benefit.
  • Experience handling Next Generation Sequencing data (genomics or transcriptomics).
  • Experience in using commercial or open source software for omics data analysis.
  • Familiarity with Bioconductor and Galaxy for genomic data analysis
  • Ability to code in one or more of the following languages is a plus: eg: Python, Perl or R
  • Familiarity with the Linux environment.
To apply, please email resume to Reeba Paul, PhD reeba_paul@colpal.com.

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

February 2020

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 a post by Maria Ibrahim about the SciPhD Leadership and Business Skills for Scientists workshop by clicking here.

Scapula Spotlight by SPAR
Science Policy and Advocacy at Rutgers (SPAR) will be hosting a webinar with Nancy Holt for our second SciPol Spotlight event Thursday 2/27 at 2:00 PM in the Graduate Student Association (GSA) Lounge. SciPol Spotlight highlights scientists building relationships between the scientific community, the public and policymakers.
Nancy Holt is the co-founder of Sci4NY, an initiative to bring together scientists and NYC government officials on projects that will benefit both groups and the City. She also works with the STEM Cell, an organization providing underserved NYC communities with opportunities in science, technology, math and engineering.In addition, she is working with comedian Chuck Nice on increasing advocacy surrounding climate change through nontraditional methods including sketch comedy, music and short films.
If you wish to attend the event on 2/27 at 2:00 PM please register here! The event will be live streamed on zoom (https://zoom.us/j/918196545) as well. The GSA lounge is located in the A-2 basement level of the Norfolk Parking Deck with an address of 180 West Market Street, Newark, NJ 07103. See attached flyer.

Two jobs (listed below) at The New Jersey Bioscience Center in North Brunswick
Just down the road from Rutgers is The New Jersey Bioscience Center, a 50-acre, 5 building life sciences research park in North Brunswick. The park consists of 300,000 S.F. of lab and office space and includes a biotech incubator with 27 wet labs. This is the leading incubator in the region dedicated to life sciences and biotechnology companies. Labs range from approximately 900 – 1,300 sq. ft. and are “plug and play” ready. Tenant companies have shared access to conference rooms, reception services, two kitchens, loading docks, an NMR, dishwashing and autoclave.
Many successful companies have graduated from the Incubator at North Brunswick, including Advaxis, Amicus Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FOLD), Chromocell (founded by Nobel laureate Gunter Blobel), GENEWIZ (over 1000 employees), and more.
Also within the park, we recently launched Step-Out Labs at North Brunswick. This is post-incubation lab and offices for rapidly growing biotech companies. As evidenced by the two job descriptions below , our companies are constantly growing and in need of scientific talent.
1. Bioconjugation Chemist at NJ Bio (NJ Biopharmaceuticals LLC) in North Brunswick NJ Bio is a growing CRO that provides integrated chemistry and biology services to clients from the biotech and pharma sectors. Main service areas include multistep organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry, bioconjugation, antibody-drug conjugates, and flow chemistry. The company is headquartered in North Brunswick, NJ, with additional chemistry facilities in Bristol, PA, and a satellite office in Cambridge, MA. NJ Bio is affiliated with Amar Chemistry in India for flow chemistry services as well as chemical process R&D and cGMP manufacturing.
The selected candidate will work on the preparation of bioconjugates (e.g., antibody-drug conjugates, protein-drug conjugates, protein-peptide conjugates, peptide-drug conjugates, protein-oligonucleotide conjugates, protein-fluorophore conjugates, protein-chelator conjugates) under the supervision of a senior chemist or the Director of Bioconjugation Chemistry. This position requires excellent communication skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced work environment, and offers significant growth opportunities within the organization.
Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and timely delivery of bioconjugates on R&D scale (low mg to 50-100 mg).
  • Purification of bioconjugates using modern protein purification methodologies such as HPLC, ultrafiltration/diafiltration (UF/DF) and tangential flow filtration (TFF), hydrophobic interaction chromatography (HIC), ion-exchange, affinity chromatography, and/or size-exclusion chromatography (SEC).
  • Characterization of prepared bioconjugates using analytical tools such as HPLC, HIC, SEC, MS, LC-MS, UV, SDS-PAGE, LAL assay.
  • Development of scalable, cost effective processes for the preparation of bioconjugates.
  • Maintenance of up-to-date and legible record of all the work carried out in lab notebooks.
  • Preparation of technical reports on the processes (e.g., preparation reports, technical transfer documents for publications)
  • Working in close collaboration with Analytical/QC and QA teams to determine and set specifications for drug substance.
  • Adherence to organizational EHS policies and maintenance of clean, safe workplace per established procedures.
  • Keeping abreast of technological advancements in the field and apply the knowledge to improvement of established processes.
Education and Other Skills:
  • BS, MS or PhD in Biology or Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. PhD with 1- 2 years of experience (MS or BS with 2-7 years of experience will be considered).
  • Extensive experience in performing bioconjugations from mg- to gram- or multigram-scale.
  • Demonstrable experience in developing scalable processes for the preparation of conjugates preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Possess critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly motivated and excited to join a fast-paced team in a rapidly expanding company.
To apply, email Lenzie Harcum, Program Manager and tell him that you heard about the post from iJOBS lharcum@njeda.com

2. Scientist at Adlai Nortye in North Brunswick Adlai Nortye is a science-led biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovery, development and commercialization of new drugs. We have 23 patents granted and 7 PCT published. With extensive experience in peptide and protein drugs, we have expanded our expertise into small molecules and therapeutic antibodies and have successfully positioned ourselves in the fields of immune-oncology. Through close collaborations with global partners, we have several programs ongoing from early pre-clinical to phase III ready.
We seek highly motivated scientists with expertise in in vitro immune assay, in vivo/PKPD, RNAseq, protein purification and bioanalytical. Qualified candidate will be hired at the appropriate level (ranged from entry level scientist to director) commensurate with education and experience with proven track records of research accomplishments. The successful candidate will lead/join an energetic group and play a key role in the development of new antibodies candidates. We provide brand new facility, state-of-the-art equipment and exceptional working environment.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Isolate immune cell from whole blood, spleen and tumor tissue
  • Develop project-specific functional assays
  • Author method development, qualification/validation protocol and reports
  • Develop and characterize in vivo tumor models to support project advancement
  • Design experiments for antibody efficacy, PK, PD studies
  • Data collection, analysis and interpretation of experiments for the evaluation of pre-clinical candidates as potential therapeutic agents
  • Responsible for authoring animal protocols and ensuring their compliance
  • Responsible for developing bioanalytical HPLC, CE-SDS/IEF methods for the quantitative analysis of large molecules in non-GLP environment
  • Preventative maintenance and calibration of HPLC, CESI instrumentation, maintain laboratory supplies
  • Identify and manage Contract Research Organizations (CROs) to support assay development, validation and sample analysis
  • Data review and integration, write study documents such as SOP, validation protocols
  • Design and perform a small or large-scale purification using FPLC for diverse recombinant proteins/antibodies expressed in mammalian cells
  • Biophysical characterization of purified proteins using multiple methods and instruments
  • Support the needs of multiple research efforts in parallel
  • Prepare samples, generate libraries, and operate next generation sequencing instruments
  • Develop, validate, and implement new NGS workflows
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor, Master or PhD degree in immunology/oncology, or related life sciences with at least 5 years of industry experience or equivalent in academia
  • Work independently is essential, must be able to design, implement, and analyze experiments without much supervision
  • Biologics IND experience preferred but not required
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Work well with multi-disciplinary groups
Please send resume to: Yi Zhang, Ph.D. yi.zhang@adlainortye.com.

Four Positions as Data and Analytics (DnA) Support Team Member
NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the United States. We provide essential outpatient, inpatient and home-based services to more than one million New Yorkers every year across the city’s five boroughs. Our large health system consists of ambulatory centers, acute care centers, post-acute care/long-term care, rehabilitation programs, Home Care, and Correctional Health Services. Our diverse workforce is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible.
The DnA Ambassador is responsible for serving as the conduit between the DnA professionals and the DnA citizens.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Become familiar with our full DnA services portfolio.
Serve as an advocate to our user population (DnA citizens) for the use of the DnA services portfolio.
Support DnA citizens with the technology and processes as defined by the self service delivery model.
Become knowledgeable with the data literacy knowledge base and concepts.
Serve as a first line of onsite support for DnA citizens and DnA champions.
Evaluate data request prior to escalation to the data services team.
Train users on how to use foundational services and corresponding features.
Inform DnA service owners of feedback about DnA services in order to help introduce improvement cycles.
Work with site CMIOs, site directors, Epic reporting liaisons and other local teams to improve data entry into the EHR and other critical line of business systems.
Create training programs to improve data quality and access to data.
Progressively become a subject matter expert in at least three data and analytics services/systems.
Identify candidates to serve as DnA champions.
Develop collaborative relationships with DnA champions by extending awareness of DnA services and become aware of local data related challenges.
Assist DnA citizens to gain data access.
Other related duties, as required.
Level: A DnA Ambassador leverages knowledge in data and analytics concepts and /or subject matter expertise to forge relationships with DnA citizens and DnA professionals to support the improvement and access of data and analytics services. The Ambassador 2 demonstrates high acumen in customer service, communications and influencing skills. They are expert motivators, coaches and trainers. The level 2 Ambassador is expected to be a subject matter expert in a mission relevant domain. Applies advanced knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education and work experience. Responsibilities may include: Managing projects / processes, working independently with limited supervision. Coaching and reviewing the work of lower level professionals. Problems faced are difficult and sometimes complex.
Minimum Qualifications
1. A Masters degree or advanced clinical degree from an accredited college or university; or
2. A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and one (1) year of experience gathering and documenting business, clinical, and/or functional requirements for software applications development and implementation in a clinical, allied health, non-allied health, behavioral health, information technology, information services, business, analytics or related area; or, one (1) year of experience in a relevant clinical and/or healthcare administration role/function; or
3. A satisfactory combination of education, training, and experience.
4. Specialty certification(s) issued by a national commercially available program, state, professional society, academic or technical institution in an area(s) listed above, may be credited on a month-to-month basis toward the required work experience for a total of one (1) year.
Preference will be given to those with:
7+ years of experience in a health care related field (note that research for PhD counts as experience)
Certificates in data and analytics, PMO, process improvement and other systems.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to take complex concepts and distill into simpler themes for presentation to users.
Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Able to learn new concepts and technologies and train others.
To apply, email Alex Izaguirre (alum of Rutger) directly @IZAGUIRA@NYCHHC.ORG and to write in the subject line refered to by iJOBS.

Postdoc Research Fellow at Merck in Clinical Safety Data
Our Research Laboratories’ Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program aims to be a best-in-industry program for industrial postdoctoral researchers, designed to provide you with an academic focus in a commercial environment. With the resources, reach, and expertise of a large pharmaceutical company, postdoctoral researchers will be positioned to excel in an institution committed to breakthrough innovation in research and discovery.
What You'll Be Doing:
Clinical Safety and Risk Management (CSRM) and Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences (BARDS) are collaborating to develop a process for routine periodic aggregate safety data review with clinical trial safety data. The purpose of this research is to develop innovative, interdisciplinary methodologies and procedures for the clinical safety signal detection process, including:

  • Leverage aggregated safety analysis with the cumulative safety experience to assess potential causal relationships between the product and adverse events
  • Establish a quantitative framework for assessing potential safety signals in clinical trials
  • Develop additional tools and methodologies to effectively and efficiently detect and evaluate signals from clinical trial safety data
It is expected that our research will result in several collaborative publications, at least two of which will be submitted for publication during the tenure of the postdoc. The findings will also be presented at scientific meetings.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Enhance statistical methodology and multi-disciplinary collaboration to support clinical safety signaling processes
  • Develop a structured procedure for the collection and statistical modeling of safety data
  • Develop quantitative tools to further supplement medical judgment
  • Develop visual/graphical displays to support the interpretation
  • Develop a tool to support decision-making when data from many sources are available
  • Present progress (and receive feedback from) internal stakeholders
  • Provide seminars and training on how to use the innovative approaches
What You Bring:
  • Candidates must currently hold a PhD (or receive a PhD by Fall 2020) in statistics or data science (or a related field).
Required Experience and Skills:
  • Familiarity with statistical methodologies and visual analytic tools for evaluating the strength of evidence contained in the data
  • Expertise in combining clinical trial data across studies to obtain an overall assessment of patient safety
  • Highly effective communicator
Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Experience designing quantitative frameworks with a dynamic, cross-disciplinary process
  • Experience building an advanced analytical tool package
  • Advanced knowledge in statistics or data science, such as or Bayesian hierarchical models or machine learning and state-of-the-art decision rules
  • To apply, click here and also email resume to Yodit Seifu yodit.seifu@merck.com

MD Anderson Cancer Center’s TRIUMPH Translational Postdoctoral Fellowship
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. Applications are reviewed quarterly with the next cycle due dates of March 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020. Additional information regarding eligibility, application process, and current trainees and program alumni profiles are found at here. Please contact Dr. Kari Brewer Savannah, Program Manager, with any questions at ksavannah@mdanderson.org.

First Annual AMCA Pharma Summit for PhD, PharmD and MD Professionals
May 1, 2020 at 9am at 700 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ
The Pharma Summit offers the opportunity for PhD, PharmD, and MD pharma industry professionals and fellows from the United States to present their research projects, network with peers and learn best practices for best preparing PhD, PharmD and MD professionals for a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Learn about best practices for preparing PhD, MD, and PharmD professionals for careers in the pharmaceutical industry. Hear from your colleagues in pharma presenting their latest research. Network & expand your career options, Gain New Skills, Get Inspired-Spark new ideas & open up new opportunities for yourself, Promote Your brand, product or solution. Click here to learn more and register by March 1 to get registration price of $39.99 before it goes up to $99.99 after March 1.

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

February 2020

Job Description for Biochemist/Chemist Temp Position in Biosurgery R&D
Biosurgery platform in The Ethicon Franchise, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an R&D position located in Somerville, New Jersey. From creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures, Ethicon has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 60 years. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment to help address the world’s most pressing health care issues, and improve and save more lives. Through Ethicon’s surgical technologies and solutions including sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats and our commitment to treating serious medical conditions like obesity and cancer worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact. Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer. A Temp position is available within Biosurgery R&D which includes some or all of the following responsibilities:The Temp will conduct and support research efforts in the field of Hemostats and Sealants. This individual will work with R & D scientists and engineers to assist in preparation and testing of various concepts. This position is located in Somerville, New Jersey, and must be able to provide their own transportation to this work location. Candidates 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.

  • Individual will design and conduct experiments and perform biochemical and analytical laboratory procedures including protein chemistry, microscopy, rheometry, spectroscopy, electrophoresis, western blots, and moisture analysis
  • Record data and observations in laboratory notebooks. Analyze experimental data, interpret results and prepare technical reports
  • Individual will maintain laboratory equipment, reagents and supplies. Prepare stock solutions and reagents, including weight measurements and utilize a pH meter to prepare buffer solutions
  • Must comply with safety and GLP guidelines including maintaining up to date training, following SOPs, maintaining equipment, and proper documentation of lab notebooks and logbooks
  • Individual should be able to communicate effectively (both oral and written communication) with co-workers
  • Qualified candidate must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • PhD is preferred. Candidates must have completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Bio/Biomedical Engineering, Materials/Biomaterial Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Medical Technology or a related technical field
  • A minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 is preferred
  • At least 2 years of previous laboratory experience is required. Lab experience in an industry setting is preferred
  • Understanding of polymer chemistry and characterization methods is a plus
  • Experience in working in cross functional teams is a plus
  • Candidate must be available to work full-time (40 hours/week)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in use and application of commonly used word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, and database software (statistical)

To apply submit cover letter and resume to Sal Ghodbane, PhD, Ethicon sghodban@its.jnj.com 908-218-2383

What every PhD should know about using LinkedIn
February 20th, 2020 | 12 p.m. ET | Free Replay (advance registration required)
Join Beyond the Professoriate co-founder L. Maren Wood, PhD for this 30 min webinar to learn how (and why!) every graduate student and PhD should be on LinkedIn! After attending this webinar, you will be able to recognize why LinkedIn is critical to a non-academic job search; develop a LinkedIn profile that communicates your value to potential employers; confidently engage with other professionals on the platform.
Register by clicking here.

Using myIDP to Plan and Launch Your Post-PhD career
February 26, 2020 | 12 p.m. ET | Free Replay (advance registration required)
MyIDP is a free tool designed to empower graduate students and postdocs in STEM to explore career options and leverage their training. In this special webinar, co-creator of MyIDP, Cynthia Fuhrmann, PhD (Assistant Dean, Career & Professional Development, UMass Medical School) will teach you how to use this interactive tool to explore, plan, and prepare for your career during graduate school and your postdoc so that you can be prepared for your post-PhD career.
Register by clicking here.

Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications Forum
DIA’s Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications Forum on March 23-25 in Anaheim, CA is designed for medical affairs professionals, by medical affairs professionals. This forum provides a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory and compliance environment directly affecting the daily activities of medical affairs and scientific communication professionals. Made up of multiple general and breakouts sessions within three tracks covering medical communications, medical writing, and medical science liaisons, you can pick and choose which sessions to attend and create your own unique forum. Medical Affairs professionals continue to take on more strategic leadership roles within their organizations. This year the theme for this forum is “Navigating the Future”. The program will delve into how Medical Affairs – Medical Information Professionals, Medical Writers, and Medical Science Liaisons – can best respond to the rapidly evolving landscape, and serve as a primary tactical leader in healthcare product development. Topics will cover how current technological, economic, and regulatory trends affect the vision, role, and influence of Medical Affairs. March 22: Primer Course March 23: Short Courses March 23-25: Forum.

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February 2020

Post-Doctoral Fellowship at FDA – Biochemistry of Blood Coagulation
The position is available for a highly motivated candidate with a post-doctoral degree in Biology to study mechanisms of blood coagulation.
The position is to be contracted through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The initial appointment is for one year and may be extended up to five years based on the employee’s performance. Candidates with less than 3-4 years of postdoctoral experience are encouraged to apply. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Biology and a strong background in in in biochemistry and molecular biology, such as designing and cloning plasmid constructs, bacterial and tissue cultural techniques, recombinant protein expression and purification, PAGE/Western blot protein analysis and performing respective functional / binding assays. Knowledge of chemical kinetics and surface plasmon resonance technique is a plus.
Applicant must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident physically resided in the United States for three of the past five years. The laboratory is located on the FDA campus in White Oak, Silver Spring, Maryland, which offers an excellent environment for professional development. Please e-mail your cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information of three referees to Dr. Andrey Sarafanov (andrey.sarafanov@fda.hhs.gov) (240) 402-8215
Andrey Sarafanov, PhD Chemist, Principal Investigator
Division of Plasma Protein Therapeutics
Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
U. S. Food and Drug Administration

Internship in Medical Communications
We have exciting opportunities available for qualified students who may be interested in the medical communications industry as a future career. Nucleus Global, a leading independent healthcare communications group with approximately 700 employees around the globe, is offering paid internships for a select few candidates to work in our Hamilton, NJ office. Our seasoned scientific and account management staff are ready to mentor and eager to share their many years of knowledge and expertise with a group of passionate, inquisitive interns who are interested in learning more about our industry and potential future careers in medical writing or project management/client services.

Medical Writer Intern
With guidance and support from more senior scientific colleagues, you will be exposed to aspects of the medical communications field and help support the Scientific team in the development of a variety of materials, such as journal manuscripts, learning resources, slide kits and posters and presentations for medical conferences. As a Medical Writer intern, you will develop fundamental skills related to internal and external stakeholder communications, gain experience in working in a fast-paced team dynamic, and complete assigned tasks that contribute to the success of the business.

Account Coordinator
You will gain experience by completing assigned tasks that directly contribute to the success of the business. More specifically, you will help support a Client Service team and assist with: developing, managing, and tracking budgets, including financial reconciliations, developing project timelines, project status reporting, scheduling and participating in team meetings, monitoring projects to help ensure projects are high quality and delivered on time, using diverse software applications and electronic platforms to manage project work.

Nucleus Global’s internship program is open to rising seniors as well as graduate students in good standing (minimum GPA of 3.0) majoring in one of the life sciences (e.g. Biology, Neuroscience). Our ideal candidates will be: Passionate about learning, Self-starters who are flexible, accountable and able to effectively handle multiple tasks at one time, Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work in a dynamic, fast changing environment, Team players with excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and work well in a cross functional environment, Experienced with using Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OutlookAt Nucleus Global, we enjoy an excellent reputation in our industry, and offer a dynamic, challenging, and friendly work environment, not to mention, a competitive internship wage. For immediate consideration, please submit your resume to: uscareers@nucleus-global.com.

Editorial openings at Wiley Publishers

  1. Editor to work with Business Development and Current Protocols Editorial teams to lead commercial content development strategies. MS or PhD in the molecular and cell biology areas. Position ideally based in Medford, MA; may consider a Hoboken placement for the right candidate. Click here to see the job posting. Here is the version on LinkedIn
  2. Assistant Editor position for a portfolio of internationally renowned gold open-access journals. PhD in biomedical engineering, biomaterials, medical physics or related fields. Based in Hoboken, NJ or Medford, MA. Click here to see the job posting. Here is the version on LinkedIn
Applicants must have the right to work in the US.
Virginia Benson Chanda, Ph.D. Publishing Director, Research at Wiley 201-320-2997 (mobile) vchanda@wiley.com

February 2020

Eagleton Graduate Fellowship Program in Politics and Government
The Eagleton Fellowship offers select Rutgers graduate students the opportunity to further their understanding of government, public affairs, and the practice of politics, and to connect the fellowship experience to their chosen fields of study. All Rutgers graduate students are eligible to apply for this one-year, interdisciplinary certificate program which includes a financial award. Gain a deeper understanding of American government and explore how politics affects your field of study. This is a one year certificate program that includes coursework as well as an internship in a government office. This is great for graduate students who are interested in science policy. Learn more on attached flyer and apply by clicking here.

Job as Senior Research Scientist at TARA Biosystems
TARA Biosystems, Inc. is rapidly growing life science company developing physiologically‐ relevant "heart‐on‐a‐chip" tissue models and proprietary cardiac data analytics for drug discovery and development applications. We operate in a fast‐paced environment where you will have the opportunity to contribute to all facets of the business, from reinforcing TARA's solid scientific reputation to cementing a lasting company culture based on innovation and mutual respect. TARA is seeking high performing individuals who can quickly integrate into our team and make an impact on Day One! You have a passion for the generation of high-quality data. You understand, respect and adhere to SOPs in a production process. But you are equally passionate and capable of improving the process. You understand and operate routinely between development and production environments. You are fearless in the face of the scientific and engineering challenges of achieving higher scale, content and quality from a complex biological system. If you possess this rare combination of abilities in production and innovation, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join our team as a Senior Research Scientist.

  • Tissue culture production and analysis
  • Seed and maintain tissue cultures
  • Prepare reagents
  • Perform imaging-based screening assays
  • Collect, analyze and compile assay results
  • Tissue production and commercial assay QC o Review data sets to identify failures
  • Identify novel QC metrics to increase production and assay robustness
  • Generate informative statistics for tissue production and assay data
  • Commercial project management and execution o Coordinate project team logistics, perform individual experiments and analysis, generate standard compiled report documents and data presentations for commercial projects
  • Present data internally and externally
  • Design and implementation of SOP modifications to increase the capacity and improve the quality of tissue production, including modeling of resource requirements
  • Design and implementation of SOP modifications to increase the capacity and improve the quality of commercially launched assays as well as pre-commercial assays under development by yourself or others.
  • Data mining to inform improvement efforts
  • Plan and optimize experiments for the development of new assays
  • Complete checklists, logs and records per SOPs and QMS procedures
  • QUALIFICATIONS
  • PhD degree in cell biology, pharmacology, biotechnology or a related discipline, or equivalent
  • At least 2 years of experience performing cell/tissue‐based assays in an industrial or commercial lab setting including experience with: o Light/Fluorescence microscopy
  • Sterile tissue culture methods
  • Recording and analyzing biological data
  • Exceptionally keen attention to detail
  • Compliance‐oriented, with high respect for the importance of standards, documentation and a locked-down production vs. development environment
  • Must be a cross‐functional team‐player but also be able to work independently, i.e. to be able to achieve results as an individual AND achieve results with and through colleagues
  • Must be able to multi‐task, prioritize, and handle multiple projects at once
  • Must be flexible and able to quickly adapt to dynamic working conditions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with statistics for assay optimization, including DOE, highly preferred
  • Ability to code in languages like Python, R, JavaScript, Java, etc. is a plus

In addition to a competitive compensation package that includes stock options and bonus eligibility, TARA promotes work/life balance and the overall health and well-being of its employees through an attractive, comprehensive benefits program. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. TO APPLY Please submit a cover letter and resume to join@tarabiosystems.com. For more information, contact Steve Lesiak steven@tarabiosystems.com. See attached job description.

Job as Research Associate at TARA Biosystems
TARA Biosystems, Inc. is rapidly growing life science company developing physiologically‐ relevant “heart‐on‐a‐chip” tissue models and proprietary cardiac data analytics for drug discovery and development applications. We operate in a fast‐paced environment where you will have the opportunity to contribute to all facets of the business, from reinforcing TARA's solid scientific reputation to cementing a lasting company culture based on innovation and mutual respect. TARA is seeking high performing individuals who can quickly integrate into our team and make an impact on Day One!
You have a passion for organizing a research laboratory’s operations: maximizing productivity and reducing down-time to an absolute minimum. You thrive knowing we all depend on you to keep the labs running reliably. You have great hands in the lab and conduct independent experiments with minimal supervision. You consistently use the data you generate to give a verdict on cell health, reagent performance, SOP modifications, and other parameters that could affect everyone’s experiments. You perform experiments reliably, efficiently and accurately in strict accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Quality Management System (QMS) procedure. In this role, you will report to the Associate Director, Laboratory Operations.

  • Tissue culture production and analysis: o Seed cells for growth and maintain tissue cultures
  • Prepare reagents
  • Perform imaging-based screening assays
  • Perform, analyze and compile assay results
  • Data entry
  • Coordinate logistics, compile datasets, generate standard report documents and data presentations for commercial projects
  • Complete checklists, logs and records per SOPs and QMS procedures. • Lab management:
  • Training lab personnel on new SOPs and ensuring environmental health and safety training
  • Monitor and manage inventory and vendor relationships
  • Track and document resource usage and availability
  • Ensure laboratory environmental health and safety compliance
  • Lab infrastructure management:
  • Document and track laboratory equipment
  • Verify proper function of laboratory equipment
  • Maintain and calibrate laboratory equipment
Master’s degree in cell biology, pharmacology, biotechnology or a related discipline; or equivalent.
At least 2 years of experience performing cell/tissue‐based assays in an industrial or commercial lab setting including experience with:
  • Microscopy
  • Sterile tissue culture methods
  • Recording and analyzing biological data
  • Lab management
  • Exceptionally keen attention to detail
  • Compliance‐oriented, with high respect for the importance of standards, documentation and routine/repetition
  • Must be a cross‐functional team‐player but also be able to work independently, i.e. to be able to achieve results as an individual AND achieve results with and through colleagues
  • Must be able to multi‐task, prioritize, and handle multiple projects at once
  • Must be flexible and able to quickly adapt to dynamic working conditions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with productivity and laboratory software
TO APPLY Please submit a cover letter and resume to join@tarabiosystems.com.

Industry Seminar in Cell & Gene Therapy Translation and BioManufacturing
Mondays at 5pm BME auditorium, Busch Campus
This semester, the Biomedical Engineering Department has created an industry seminar related to the biomanufacturing and translation of cell & gene therapy products hosted by Prof. Parekkadan. The seminar is from 5-8pm in the BME auditorium (599 Taylor Rd. Piscataway, NJ) with typically 2 featured speakers (schedule attached). All are welcome to join and hear cutting-edge talks, learn more about careers, and network with executives from some of the major companies in the local area. See attached for full schedule.

Innovators Bootcamp 101
February 5 from 9am-4:30pm ROI (Rutgers Optimizes Innovation) NIH-Reach Grant, is one of 5 recently awarded hubs, promoting acceleration of biomedical health technologies at Rutgers. An important part of the grant is to educate innovators through bootcamps in the steps from idea to industry and the Rutgers resources that are available to help them make the transition. Bootcamp 101 is open to faculty, post-docs, advanced graduate students, and potential innovators, beyond those that are in biomedical health technologies. Note: Attendance at this bootcamp session is a requirement in the pre-application package for those applying for HealthAdvanceTM funding (healthadvance.rutgers.edu). This event is FREE to attend and lunch is provided, but Registration is required. See attached flyer and click here to register.

PhD Careers in UX Research
February 14th, 2020 | 12 p.m. ET Free to Attend | Free Replay (advance registration required)
UX Research is a growing career field where PhDs from humanities, social sciences, and STEM backgrounds have found and launched successful careers. In this webinar, Ali Colleen Neff, PhD (Senior UX Researcher, New Relic) and Timothy Price, PhD (Principal UX Researcher, WellSky) will talk about how they launched their careers in UX research. After attending the webinar, you’ll be able to define User Experience (UX) Research; determine if this is a career path of interest; and recognize the skills required to pursue a career in UX Research. Register by clicking here.

What every PhD should know about using LinkedIn
February 20th, 2020 | 12 p.m. ET | Free Replay (advance registration required) Join Beyond the Professoriate co-founder L. Maren Wood, PhD for this 30 min webinar to learn how (and why!) every graduate student and PhD should be on LinkedIn! After attending this webinar, you will be able to recognize why LinkedIn is critical to a non-academic job search; develop a LinkedIn profile that communicates your value to potential employers; confidently engage with other professionals on the platform. Register by clicking here.

BioNJ's NEW Talent Services Career Portal!
Click here to check it out! Featuring a state-of-the-art platform, you'll enjoy a sophisticated search engine and many, many user-friendly features and benefits -- including being able to set up personal job alerts! Finding your next career opportunity has never been easier. You'll enjoy:

  • Access to leading life sciences companies looking for talent in New Jersey
  • An advanced search engine with intuitive job matching. Click here to look for jobs.
  • Easy resume/cover letter upload and quick apply with user profile. Click here to upload resume.
  • Job alerts and enhanced tracking system
  • Ability to look for a new job anonymously
  • LinkedIn or Facebook sign up
  • Free resume critique & job search resources
  • Available internship & fellowship opportunities
  • Live chat support

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

January 2020

Job related to medical devices at Ethicon
J&J, onsite at Ethicon in Somerville, NJ has a research opening within their front-end innovation team. They are ideally looking for a recent PhD graduate with interest in medical devices who is looking to get their foot in the door at J&J! They are looking for someone to start as early as the first week in February. There is not a link to apply as this is going through a Statement of Work project, they have budget for at least 12 months for this role.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Individual will design and conduct experiments and perform biochemical and analytical laboratory procedures including protein chemistry, microscopy, rheometry, spectroscopy, electrophoresis, western blots, and moisture analysis.
  • Record data and observations in laboratory notebooks. Analyze experimental data, interpret results and prepare technical reports.
  • Individual will maintain laboratory equipment, reagents and supplies. Prepare stock solutions and reagents, including weight measurements and utilize a pH meter to prepare buffer solutions.
  • Must comply with safety and GLP guidelines including maintaining up to date training, following SOPs, maintaining equipment, and proper documentation of lab notebooks and logbooks.
  • Individual should be able to communicate effectively (both oral and written communication) with co-workers.
  • Qualified candidate must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Education and Experience
  • PhD. in Bio/Biomedical Engineering, Materials/Biomaterial Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Medical Technology or a related technical field.
  • A minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 is preferred.
  • Understanding of polymer chemistry and characterization methods is a plus.
  • Experience in working in cross functional teams is a plus
  • Candidate must be available to work full-time (40 hours/week)
  • To encourage women to embrace entrepreneurial ventures
  • To participate, the entrepreneurial team must be led by a female STEM professional
  • The professional should be a resident of New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania and the company should be registered in these states
If you are interested, please contact Sarah Kreutzer | Accounting, Finance & Engineering | Professional Recruiter | Insight Global, LLC 973.267.5706 Office | 58004 Ext. | 908.894.2638 cell

Internships at Amicus
Amicus is looking for PhD and Masters student applicants for these internships. These internships would likely not be lab-based but more on the operations/manufacturing side of the company. The jobs are posted on the company website. Corina (White) McCarthy who is an alum of Rutgers will be your point of contact for applications so reach out to her if you are interested: corinaemccarthy@gmail.com

Free Webinar on Careers as a Medical Science Liaison
AGENDA: "How to become an MSL without prior (pharma) experience (1h incl. questions) - Welcome and introductions - How to become an MSL (12 chapters) - Strength and weaknesses of being a: scientist, pharmacist and medical doctors -Day in the life of an MSL -The mistakes aspiring MSLs make -Bonus offer -Q&A from you from the chat
- Learn about the From Science to Pharma program that Rutgers iJOBS will be offering for a discounted price this summer.
Several time slots are available.
Click here to learn more and sign up.

Beyond the Professoriate webinar: Networking and Why Every PhD Should Do It (from Itzamarie Chevere-Torres)
Jan 23rd, 2020 | 12 p.m. ET | Free to Attend | Free Replay (advance registration required)
Join Beyond the Professoriate co-founder L. Maren Wood, PhD for this 30 min webinar to learn how to effectively network for job search and career success. After attending this webinar, you will be able to recognize the importance of networking as part of a job search strategy; apply effective informational interview etiquette; develop strategies to navigate the uncomfortableness of networking. Register here.

Beyond the Professoriate webinar: How to Get Hired: Advice to PhDs from Hiring Managers (from Itzamarie Chevere-Torres)
Jan 31st, 2020 | 12 p.m. ET Free to Attend | Free Replay (advance registration required)
What do hiring managers look for in new employees? How can graduate students and PhDs communicate their value to potential employers and land a great post-PhD job? In this webinar, two PhDs — Josh Magsam, PhD (English, University of Oregon) and Melanie Nelson PhD (biochemistry, Scripps Research) — demystify the hiring process. After attending this webinar, you’ll be able to recognize the perspective of hiring managers; identify common mistakes job candidates make; and apply strategies for pitching yourself to employers. Register here

I-Corps™@Rutgers | Application Deadline: January 24, 2020
Do you want to explore how your idea or innovation could be used in the real world? Do you think it may have commercial applications? Are you willing to “get out of the building” to find out?
If you answered “YES,” then the I-Corps™@Rutgers program may be for you!
This NSF-funded program is open to ALL students, faculty, staff, postdocs, and alumni who have innovations they want to commercialize. You just need a team of two and an idea. The next 4-session cohort of I-Corps™@Rutgers begins in late February but applications are now open. See the flyer attached at the bottom of the newsletter for details.
I am pleased to announce that the next cohort of I-Corps@Rutgers (Cohort 7) for Winter 2020 will include 5 sessions at Institute of Food Nutrition & Health (IFNH) on Cook Campus at 61 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ on the following dates:
2/28/20 | Friday, 9am - 1pm | Customer Discovery
3/6/20 | Friday, 9am - 1pm | Value Propositions
3/13/20 | Friday, 9am - 1pm | Customers/Users/Payers
3/20/20 | Week off for Customer Discovery interviews
3/27/20 | Friday: 10am - 12pm |WebEx: Archetype & Market Ecosystem
4/3/20 | Friday, 9am – 1:30pm | Next Steps in Rutgers Innovation & Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
Apply to I-Corps here. Spaces are limited; applications for Cohort 7 must be submitted no later than January 24. Note: I-Corps@Rutgers provides up to $2500 in travel reimbursement for accepted teams. Email Mark or Lori with any questions you may have. Please go to the website to apply or for more information.

Job as Senior Associate Director, Graduate Student Career Development at Princeton University
The Senior Associate Director develops and implements a vision and strategy to ensure that Princeton graduate students have the opportunity to explore career options, develop career decision-making skills, and successfully position themselves for jobs within and beyond academe. The Sr. AD guides graduate students in defining their own unique career plan, and leads and implements the design, delivery and evaluation of programs that support the acquisition of professional skills and knowledge. This role partners closely with the Graduate School to provide a breadth and depth of services and resources for graduate students, and also serves on the senior leadership team in the Center for Career Development.

Leadership of Graduate Student Career Advising and Programming - 60%

  • Provide personalized career advising for graduate students.
  • Educate graduate students on significant employment trends within and beyond academe.
  • Develop and present career panels and special events to highlight career exploration for graduate students.
  • Actively collaborate with the Employer Engagement team in leading employer outreach efforts and program planning within the non-academic job market for graduate students; identify and connect students with relevant employers and programs; direct Undercover Bosses event.
  • Actively collaborate with the Alumni Engagement and Experiential Learning team to create programs and resources that connect graduate alumni with graduate students.
  • Share best practices with Career Advising team to build departmental knowledge and capacity.
  • Collaborate with academic departments, student organizations, campus offices, and graduate student-focused committees and task forces across campus to provide strategic and appropriate resources and programs for graduate students.
  • Provide leadership in advising international graduate students on job search and employment issues specific to international job seekers.
Administrative - 25%
  • Serve as member of career development leadership team and collaborate on team-wide initiatives.
  • Select, train, and mentor University Administrative Fellows and Graduate Student Advisory Board to enhance programming and resources for graduate students. Build a motivating and supportive work environment, which recognizes and nurtures the diversity of people and ideas.
  • Collaborate effectively and build strong relationships with teams within the Center for Career Development to ensure that graduate students’ career development needs are prioritized appropriately.
  • Identify, monitor, and communicate major recruiting and employment trends that impact graduate students.
  • Collaborate with communications team to implement effective marketing strategies to publicize opportunities and programs to graduate students.
  • Contribute to ongoing office assessment efforts, data compilation and analysis to identify and report graduate student learning outcomes
Collaborative Relationship Development - 15%
  • Build constituent relationships across campus with a focus on colleagues in the Graduate School, graduate faculty and departmental staff, the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, Graduate Student Government, Princeton Graduate Student Consulting Club, Graduate Women in Science and Engineering, and other graduate student groups and centers on campus serving graduate students.
  • Participate in committees and task forces designed to improve the quality of service to Graduate Students.
  • Interact with individuals at peer institutions, conducting periodic benchmarking to ensure implementation of the best practices in career advising for graduate students.
  • Represent Princeton University and the Center for Career Development at professional conferences. Engage in professional and regional association activities (NACE, EACE, and the Graduate Career Consortium).
Requirements:
  • Three or more years of progressive experience in career counseling/advising and program development in a higher education setting
  • Experience advising graduate students and working within a student-focused and student responsive environment
  • Knowledge of best practices within career development and the ability to tailor, adapt and evolve such practices to a complex and fast-paced organization
  • Ability to implement a developmental, goal-oriented, and motivational approach to advising graduate students
  • Experience working with and supporting underrepresented populations, and deep commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion goals
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to build effective relationships
  • Experience gathering and analyzing data to inform decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and make decisions in a timely and effective manner
  • Master’s Degree required, PhD preferred
  • MBTI, Strengths, and Strong Interest Inventory certified preferred
  • To apply, click here.

BioNJ Career Search Portal

  • Access to leading life sciences companies looking for talent in New Jersey
  • An advanced search engine with intuitive job matching. Click here to look for jobs.
  • Easy resume/cover letter upload and quick apply with user profile. Click here to upload resume.
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  • Free resume critique & job search resources
  • Available internship & fellowship opportunities
  • Live chat support

January 2020

Congratulations to iJOBS Phase 2 trainees Kubra Karagoz who has a postdoctoral position at Bristol Myers Squibb in the translational medicine.

Job as Associate Program Officer (APO) at The Helmsley Charitable Trust
The Associate Program Officer role available on the Type 1 Diabetes program team. T1D APOs are responsible for helping to source and manage grants which help improve outcomes for people with T1D and prevent and delay the disease. Ideally, we’re looking for PhDs to engage leading researchers in basic, clinical, and translational research in the T1D field. Please find the job description attached and online, here. For more information, contact Sarah Sprott Human Resources Manager, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, 230 Park Avenue, Suite 659, 212.953.2885 ssprott@helmsleytrust.org

Postdoc Positions at Merck
Biologics Process Development, is hiring a postdoc at the Cell Line Development group to study extracellular vesicles of Chinese Hamster Ovary cells. Graduating PhDs and postdocs with less than two years’ experience are welcomed to apply. Click here to see the job ad. There are also many other postdoc positions opening at Merck in the next few weeks. For more information on this position and the postdoc program at Merck, please contact iJOBS trainee Xiaowen Wang (xiaowen.wang@merck.com).

Job as Editor at IEEE Access
We are expanding our editorial team and have a position open for a new editor (technically an in-house Associate Editor):
We are requiring a minimum of a master's degree in an electrical/electronics engineering field or related, as the candidate will need to make technical decisions on submitted articles. Please click here to find out more. If you have questions, you can contact IEEE’s HR recruiter Francine DeMeno f.demeno@ieee.org

Internships at the FDA
Exciting research opportunities at the FDA for graduate students and postdocs through ORISE. Many jobs are summer internships with stipend support, others are 1-year appointments. Application deadlines vary from mid-January to June. For more information, click here.

National Cancer Institute Summer Courses
Principals and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control Course is a 4 week course from July 13-Aug 7. For more information, click here. Molecular Cancer Prevention Course is a one week course from Aug 10-13. For more information, click here. Applications are due January 20. To apply, click here.

First Annual Accreditation
Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship
Join us May 1, 2020 at the First Annual Accreditation Council of Medical Affairs (ACMA)
Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Conference taking place in New Jersey. Network with other fellows and hear the latest research in the industry from research fellows. The ACMA is calling for abstracts. The top 20 research projects will be presented and featured at the conference and online. Registration deadline is March 1st. Registration details to follow.

Job Postings through BioNJ
BioNJ's Talent Services Career Portal Featuring a state-of-the-art platform with a sophisticated search engine and many user-friendly features -- including being able to set up personal job alerts. Finding your next career opportunity has never been easier. To see a list of recent job postings, click here.

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

January 2020

Scientist Jobs at Evotec
There are two senior scientist positions open for PhDs with extensive protein purification experience. You can find a job description here. The company is more than willing to hire people coming from academia as long as they have the right skillset. The requirement of 3 years of postdoc is not strict. The most important skill to show is protein purification. Note that the company does not sponsor visas, so the candidates must be allowed to work in the US. The company (member of BioNJ) is located in Princeton. It is a young and growing company. This site was opened in 2015 and this year it will undergo its first site expansion. Any interested candidate can apply on the company website and their resume to iJOBS alum Gabriele Vincelli at gabriele.vincelli@evotec.com who will pass them directly to the hiring manager. Also, the company is expanding and there are other opportunities for senior scientists other than protein purification. The other two big areas are cellular biology and assays. Anyone is welcome to navigate the open positions and contact Gabriele.

The 2020 Tri-State Women in STEM Entrepreneurial Challenge
Awards will be offered to Top 3 lucrative business plans submitted by Tri State area women in STEM. Up to four (4) additional awards of $500 will be offered to participating women led teams that are just embarking their entrepreneurial journey (Student leads).
Initial submission through the link provided below or emailed to awis_cjc@yahoo.com.

  • To encourage women to embrace entrepreneurial ventures
  • To participate, the entrepreneurial team must be led by a female STEM professional
  • The professional should be a resident of New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania and the company should be registered in these states
Submission Deadlines:
Registration & Executive Summary - January 31st, 2020
Announcement of Winners - February 15, 2020
Final Pitching & Awarding - March 8, 2010

Cash Awards:
1st Place - $3000
2nd Place - $2000
3rd Place - $1000
Up to four (4) additional awards of $500 will be offered to participating women led teams that are just embarking their entrepreneurial journey.
Submit Your Entrepreneurship Challenge Application

December 2019

SciPol Spotlight Series
For our first event in 2020 SPAR will be kicking off our SciPol Spotlight series on Thursday January 2. We will be hosting Rutgers alum and current University of California Berkeley grad student Vetri Velan. Vetri is the current President of the Science Policy Group at Cal. He will detail his innovative method fundraising through crowdfunding and his work pushing back on the graduate student tuition tax.
Join us in the Rosemary Gellene Room B515 (185 South Orange Avenue, Newark NJ 07103) from 4:00 PM-5:30 PM. There will be food, drinks and games comparing California to New Jersey! Register HERE.

CASE Workshop; Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering
AAAS has announced an opportunity for us to send four Rutgers graduate students to participate in the annual CASE Workshop: Catalizing Advocacy for Science and Engineering (Washington DC, March 29 - April 1, 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 click here
HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY: BY FEBRUARY 1, 2020: 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.

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

December 2019

Jobs as Medical Writer and Scientist at Precigen in Germantown Maryland
This company a subsidiary of Intrexon and doing some exciting science. They’re looking to fill a bunch of positions. Two in particular are a Senior Medical Writer position and a Scientist II/Senior Scientist position. If you are interested, please contact Randy Rabaudo randall@sciphd.com

Science Policy in NYC Workshop
How does NYC government work?
How can I become civically engaged?
Can scientists use their skills to help local policymakers?
Who’s my Council Member?
If these are questions you’ve asked yourself, consider joining Science for New York (Sci4NY) for their free workshop, Science Policy in NYC.
RSVP here
The workshop will cover:

  • An overview of the City’s organization and who’s who in the government
  • Historical insights on the City
  • How to get involved locally
  • How to effectively communicate science policy
  • Sci4NY initiatives with the City
Q&A with guest speakers
Our guest speakers include:
  • Adam Parris, Deputy Director of Climate Science and Risk Communication, Mayor’s Office of Resiliency
  • Wilfredo Lopez, Esq. Legislative Director, City Council Member Ben Kallos
Liz Peters, Communications Director, City Council Member Keith Powers
  • Andrew Revkin, Award-Winning Journalist & Former New York Times Writer; Currently the Founding Director of Columbia University’s Climate and Sustainability Communications Network
  • Dr. Rob Snyder, Manhattan Borough Historian & Professor of Journalism and American Studies, Rutgers University-Newark
  • Chuck Nice, stand-up comedian and co-host of StarTalk
Saturday, Jan 11, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, NYU Langone Health, Alumni Hall B, 550 1st Ave, New York, NY 10016. For more information, see flyer attached. To register, click here.

Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Biomedical Career Development - University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
The Center for Biomedical Career Development (cBCD) within UMass Medical School’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) supports the career and professional development of ~700 doctoral and postdoctoral biomedical trainees at UMass Medical School while contributing to the scholarship of the field.
We are seeking to hire a postdoctoral fellow to join our efforts in implementing, evaluating, and disseminating career development programs for doctoral and postdoctoral scholars in the biomedical sciences. This is a full-time training position intended to prepare a scientist interested in moving into career development, academic administration, teaching, or similar career paths while bringing a scholarly perspective to their future endeavor. A core project will be coordinating Career Pathways Communities, an innovative learning community model to enhance career exploration, developed via our NIH BEST award and now part o f the graduate school’s curriculum for basic biomedical sciences PhD students. Other projects may include curating resources for a weekly newsletter, hosting workshops focused on biomedical PhD job search skills, and developing data-driven reports for communication to campus stakeholders and external audiences. The postdoctoral fellow will be mentored in teaching/facilitating career development programs, career counseling, supporting trainees in the job search process, working within an administrative role, and publishing educational approaches. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to attend a regional or national conference to better learn the depth and breadth of the field. The individual will report to and be mentored by the Assistant Dean for Career & Professional Development, who directs the cBCD, and have access to other educational leaders within the GSBS.
Example responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating curricula and programs, particularly those related to PhD career pathways
  • Teaching via facilitation of structured exercises and discussion
  • Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative evaluation data
  • Preparing reports for campus and external audiences, including visualizations of quantitative data and summaries of findings
  • Curating resources for a weekly newsletter to students and postdocs on campus
  • Working with employers as guest professionals on-campus from a variety of scientific career paths
  • Other duties as is necessary or aligns with training goals
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Doctoral or equivalent degree (currently held or expect to obtain shortly at time of application) in a scientific discipline, educational leadership, counseling, communication, or a related degree
  • Excellent professionalism
  • Demonstrated ability to create timelines, meet project deadlines, assess priorities, take initiative, and operate in a flexible manner in order to meet the dynamic needs of the group and projects
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret complex data and represent it clearly and effectively (in writing and visually)
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and independent judgment.
  • Ability to be discreet and handle confidential information
  • Excellent computer/technical skills
  • Ability to work within a team and independently
  • Innovation, flexibility, and creativity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including professional correspondence
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Knowledge of biomedical research culture in academic and industry settings
  • Experience coordinating programs in the area of career development
  • Skills in teaching and individual advising
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary groups
  • Experience using MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), web development tools, and social media
This is a one-year temporary training position, with opportunity to renew pending mutual agreement and funding availability.
University of Massachusetts Medical School recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.
To apply, submit a cover letter and CV (or resume) as a single pdf directly to cynthia.fuhrmann@umassmed.edu, preferably by January 13. Applications will be considered o n a rolling basis. We seek candidates able to start in the position no later than Spring 2020.

Job Postings through BioNJ
BioNJ's Talent Services Career Portal -- featuring a state-of-the-art platform with a sophisticated search engine and many user-friendly features -- including being able to set up personal job alerts. Finding your next career opportunity has never been easier. Click here to see newly posted jobs.

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

December 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 a post by Brianna Alexander about the iJOBS simulation on Regulatory Writing.

Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship
Interested in contributing to scientific decisions in politics and government? If you've earned your PhD already or are planning to graduate before July 2020, apply to the Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship! Beginning in July, Science Fellows will work in the legislative and executive offices in New Jersey State government as full-time science aides. This is a 1-year opportunity supported by a stipend. Applications close on January 17th. Learn more on attached flyer and apply here.

Job as Genomic Bioinformatician, Hopewell, NJ
Project Description:

  • We are seeking a highly motivated bioinformatician to join our team in Integrative Genomics and Technologies at the Client. The successful candidate will help advance the Client’s Leads Discovery and Optimization pipelines through the strategic application of cutting-edge bioinformatics approaches. The candidate will be primarily working with large scale kinase inhibition assays to optimize compound screening assays, but may also contribute to other ongoing projects.
Responsibilities:
  • Analyze large scale kinome screening assays to identify kinase inhibition profiles of in-house compounds.
  • Mine large-scale external data sets to further our understanding of kinase inhibition mechanisms.
  • Integrate multiple datasets (including transcriptomic, proteomic, and chemical) to identify potential drug candidates and investigate molecular pathways affected by the compounds for potential off target effects.
  • Use machine learning algorithms to develop analysis pipelines to inform chemists and biologists of chemical structures that may lead to improved kinase inhibition.
  • Collaborate with bioinformaticians, statisticians, biologists, and chemists to design experiments to further investigate potential drug candidates and optimize future experiments.
  • Contribute to other ongoing projects by analyzing RNA sequencing data, mining of public datasets (e.g. CMAP, TCGA, etc.), and/or creating visualizations of data using R-Shiny, Spotfire, or other applications.
Qualifications:
  • Recent Ph.D. in bioinformatics, engineering, statistics, physics, molecular biology, genetics, or a similar discipline.
  • Proven track record of independent research under minimal supervision.
  • Experience working with large scale datasets.
  • Strong background in data science for mining databases to analyze and interpret biological and/or chemical data.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with biologists, biostatisticians and computational scientists.
  • • Basic background in molecular biology is preferred.
  • Experience with machine learning is preferred.
  • Proficiency using R and Bioconductor packages is preferred.
This 12+ month position starts ASAP.
Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Karen: karen@alphaconsulting.com

Demo of BioNJ’s Talent Services Career Panel
Join us for a FREE Webinar on January 14 from 10am-11am
We'll walk you through all that BioNJ's Talent Services Career Portal has to offer! Plus, you'll be able to ask questions LIVE! Click here to register.
From scientists and programmers to business development, marketing and regulatory affairs professionals, BioNJ's Talent Services Career Portal gives you immediate access to a wide variety of job opportunities and top talent. Look no further than BioNJ!

Recording of Past Webinar: HOW TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH NEW CONNECTIONS & LAND JOB REFERRALS
To watch, click here. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN FROM THIS 27 MINUTE WEBINAR...

  • How to Lose the Anxiety of Talking with Professionals You’ve Never Met
  • Preparation Strategies for Conversations that Lead to Job Referrals
  • How to Reconnect with Professionals in Your Network & Stay in Touch
  • An Advanced, Hyper-effective Technique that Grows Your Referral Network
After the webinar, you will receive more details on THE STEPS FOR…
  • Building a Robust Network
  • Setting a Routine to Build a Referral Network
  • Preparing for a Conversation with a New Connection
  • Asking Engaging Questions that Develop Relationships
  • Following-up and Standing Out with your Connections so They Take Actions to Refer You

December 2019

Congratulations to Isabel Perez who was asked to write an article for SACNAS Presidential Series and gave a shout out to iJOBS! Click here to read her piece.

Congratulations SciPhD alumni Mark Esposito who launched his own biotech called KayoThera and Barbara Akum who is the Director of Teaching Labs in the biology department at NYU.

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 a post by Rukia Henry about the What Can You Be with a PhD event with a focus on careers in science communication and media.

Job as Documentation Analyst -CMC, New Brunswick
Project Description:

  • This position involves compiling information from scientists, authoring the chemistry, manufacturing, and controls (CMC) sections of regulatory documents, and performing data integrity checks to support the timely submissions of both investigational and marketing applications for small and large molecules.
  • This position involves the critical evaluation of analytical data, knowledge of fundamental principles of organic chemistry and/or pharmaceutical sciences, and it is preferred to have experience in drug substance and/or drug product CMC development. Required Skills:
  • Preferred experience with a BS/Master/PHD in Organic OR Medicinal Chemistry.
  • The candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as scientific judgement and interpersonal skills.
  • A successful candidate is expected to pay scrupulous attention to detail.
  • This position requires constructive interactions with other members of a team to approach problem solving.
  • Familiarity with computer-assisted document preparation tools is highly desirable.
  • A B.S. or M.S. in Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, or related disciplines is preferred.
This 6+ month position starts ASAP.
Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Jihane: jrp@alphaconsulting.com
ALPHA’S REQUIREMENT #19-02245
W2 ONLY MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE

Co-Op at Regeneron
Regeneron is looking for PhD students to do Co-ops from late January to August 2020 in Molecular Biology & Tech Development. Please see link below and apply as soon as possible if you are interested since they are interviewing students daily. To learn more and apply, click here. For additional information, contact: Caroline Hrehovcik (Morrison), University Relations. Work 914.847.5946, Cell 914.267.7825

Regeneron Internship in Biostats and Data Management
Regeneron is currently accepting applications for Summer 2020 internships in Biostatistics and Data Management at their facility in Basking Ridge, NJ. There are currently four positions available for students who are pursuing doctorates in the areas of Statistics, Biostatistics, or other related disciplines. The internship program is a paid program that requires students to work forty hours per week for ten weeks of the summer.
For more information on the requirements, application process, and the internship program, please visit Regeneron's website

Intern in Regulatory Affairs at Regeneron
Summary: Play a role of an intern in the CMC Regulatory Affairs department and be trained with various aspects of CMC Regulatory Affairs job functions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Be trained with the critical reviews of pre-INDs, INDs, IMPDs, BLAs, MAAs, annual reports, DSUR, amendments and supplements to ensure high quality regulatory submissions and subsequent approvals.
  • Be trained with the assessment of Change Controls by cross-checking the description in regulatory filings for INDs/IMPDs, CTAs and BLAs/MAAs, and ensure that CMC related changes are reported to competent health authorities in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Be trained with the tracking and/or completing CMC regulatory commitments for INDs/IMPDs, CTAs and BLAs/MAAs.
  • Participate in CMC project team meetings and provide current regulatory requirements that pertain to stability studies and analytical characterization tests.
Education and Experience:
  • Requires a Ph.D. degree in a scientific discipline e.g., Biochemistry, Protein Chemistry or a related field.
  • Good oral and written communication skills are essential.
For more information, contact Daniel Vasilchuk, PhD, Sr. Regulatory Specialist, CMC Regulatory Affairs. daniel.vasilchuk@regeneron.com

Insight Global Contract Position at a major pharmaceutical in the greater Philadelphia area
Our large Pharmaceutical client in Spring House, PA is seeking a scientist to join their Compound Screening team within the Discovery Technology Molecular Pharmacology (DTMP) division. This individual would be responsible for passing compounds through the assays that have already been developed by the Molecular Pharmacology group. This position will support all therapeutic areas, with a focus on Oncology, Immunology, and Cardiovascular & Metabolism. The owner of the assay will provide direction on how to test the compound of each one. 80% of the day will be spent in the lab working on the bench closely with other members of the team and the High Throughput Screening team. The ideal candidate has at least 1-2 years of experience in an industry lab. This is a unique opportunity to be mentored by chemists and scientists that are leaders in the industry as well as interacting with cutting edge technology. This individual must be detailed oriented, comfortable in a fast paced environment as well as flexible with the ability to switch priorities with little notice.

  • Bachelor's, Master's, PhD in any Biology degree
  • Minimum 1 year of industry experience working in a lab
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to produce consistent data
For more information, contact Shannon Turner at InsightGlobal Shannon.Turner@insightglobal.com

Jobs at ACS Scientific Inc.
2 Positions for Organic Synthetic Chemists
RESPONSIBILITIES
● To design and develop synthetic routes on small molecules for pharmaceutical research and development
● To perform process research and optimize reaction conditions on API and intermediates
● To make organic chemical products on small scale and kg scale
● To manage multiple projects
QUALIFICATIONS
● Ph.D. or master's degree with academic and industry experience in organic synthesis including synthetic methodology, multi-step synthesis with a proven track record of solving synthetic problems.
● Strong communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a self-motivated team environment
We participate in E-verify.
Interested candidate please email your application include CV and Research Summary to HR@acssci.com
Job Type: Full-time
Indeed link: https://employers.indeed.com/j#jobs/view?id=d8f2a067d65a
For more information, contact Fangda Han fangdahan8@gmail.com

Jobs at Primera Analytical
Scientist /Associate Scientist – Biologic Analytical Development (Job Code: BIO)
Job Description
The Associate Scientist/Scientist – Biologic Analytical Development is responsible for the development and qualification of assays for biologic products.
Duties and Responsibilities
● Participate assay development and optimization for ELISA, flow cytometry, bioassay, PCR and CE for biologic materials.
● Prepare methods for the transition to a GMP QC environment
● Author method procedures and SOPs
● Maintain sample and data integrity at all times
● Use sophisticated laboratory instrumentation and computer systems to collect and record data.
● Perform equipment maintenance and calibrations as required.
● Maintain lab readiness for audits by both internal and external authorities.
● Execute qualification/validation of analytical methods per ICH & USP guidelines
Qualifications:
● 4-6 years of experience in a biologics laboratory with a BS or Master’s Degree and 2-4 years of related experience or Ph.D. and 2 years of related experience
● Knowledge of most laboratory equipment including but not limited to plate readers, cytometer, PCR & CE
● Experience in developing assays for a biological product
● Written communication skills require full competence in following detailed written instructions, creating/revising SOPs, protocols and reports
● Knowledge of chemical and biological safety procedures/precautions
● Proficient in Microsoft Office – Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint
Please email your cover letter and current resume to Joyce.Zhang@primera-corp.com for consideration.

Free course from NIH on Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR)

Bio-entrepreneurship Workshop for Underrepresented Student and Postdocs at BIO 2020 in San Diego
Early-career life science researchers from underrepresented groups are eligible. Participants’ travel, lodging, meals and BIO 2020 registrations are covered. Dates: June 7-10. There is a webinar to learn more about this opportunity on December 16. To learn more and to apply, click here.

BioNJ Jobs Board
Check out BioNJ's Talent Services Career Portal -- featuring a state-of-the-art platform with a sophisticated search engine and many user-friendly features -- including being able to set up personal job alerts. Finding your next career opportunity has never been easier. Click here to see newly posted jobs.

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

November 2019

Congratulations SciPhD alumni who got jobs: Xiaowen Wang who is a postdoc at Merck, Apoorva Halikere who is working as an Associate Medical Director at P Value Communications, Tom Pohl who is working as a Senior Scientist at NovaRock Biottherapeutics, Mariana Saboya who is a Research Scientist at BMS, Ben Goodyearwho is at BASF as a Global Technical Marking Manager for Pharma Solutions Skin Delivery.

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 a post by Janaina Pereira the iJOBS Career Panel from GlaxoSmithKline and jobs in computational biology.

Navigating STEM Workplaces as Women of Color
Please join us for an interactive workshop on navigating STEM workplaces as women of color (co-sponsored by the Office for Postdoctoral Affairs and the Paul Robeson Centennial Committee, hosted by Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering & Mathematics), scheduled for Thursday, December 5th from 11 am to 1 pm in the Busch Student Center, rm 120AB.
This interactive workshop--facilitated by engineer and STEMinist Patricia Valoy (https://patriciavaloy.com/)--is designed to address some of the challenges (e.g., lack of role models, gendered harassment) faced by women of color in STEM professions by providing strategies for overcoming these challenges and creating opportunities for success.
Overview:
Participants will have the opportunity to write down (anonymously) challenges you are currently experiencing as a woman of color in STEM. After the keynote address, Ms. Valoy will engage in a dialogue with the audience where we generate solutions to the challenges presented. Following the event, we are hosting a lunch for postdoctoral researchers only, for deeper engagement with Ms. Valoy. The lunch will take place from 1 to 2 pm, BCC 115.
To register, click here.

NJBIA Holiday Networking event at Express Scripts
Dec 12 at 8am.
Please join NJBIA members and our Affinity partners for the 2019 holiday networking breakfast. Hosted by Express Scripts, long time member and one of the largest employers in Bergen county, and business partner, Inside Rx, at their offices Franklin Lakes.
The event is located in The Lab, where the Express Scripts and Inside Rx teams will showcase this state-of-the-art facility and bring health care to life. These innovative teams of physicians and pharmacists, data and behavioral scientists, researchers, designers and developers are changing health care from the inside out.
Meet other NJBIA members and hear from our Affinity Partners on ways they can help your business grow and save money in 2020!
We look forward to ending the year with breakfast, informative presentations and great conversation. To register, click here.

Job Posting for AAAS Civic Science Fellow
Fellow will be working on, exploring effective strategies for connecting science to everyday issues and solutions and finding opportunities for positive culture change in the science-society relationship. Click here to see the latest posting. And check out other current openings for Civic Science Fellows, a group of emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds who are embedded in organizations working at the many interfaces of science and society.

November 2019

Congratulations to iJOBS Phase 2 iJOBS trainees Eric Huselid who has a job as a contract scientist at Janssen, Peter Swiatkoswki McEwan who will be joining Pepper Hamilton LLP as a Patent Technical Specialist, Juan Manuel Valdez Capuccino who is starting as an Associate Consultant at Cello. We will have more updates in the coming weeks.

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 a post by Helena Mello bout the iJOBS site visit to Wiley Publishers and by Samantha Avina about the iJOBS career panel on the non-profit sector.

Regeneron Postdoctoral Training Program
Up to 4 years of formal postdoctoral training with weekly postdoctoral scientist meetings to foster scientific rigor, creative thinking critical reasoning and career advancement. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2019. More details about the program and the link to apply are found at the website below and in attached flyer.
Jordan Leão, Lead Science Education Coordinator
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. Postdoctoral@regeneron.com. www.regeneron.com/postdoctoral-training-program

Senior Research Associate: Cell Engineering at Modern Meadow in NJ
At Modern Meadow we are harnessing the power of design, biology, and engineering to produce biofabricated leather materials. Applying the latest tools of biotechnology, we are creating a new type of materials company. As we continue to grow we are seeking to hire a Senior Research Associate for our Cell Engineering/High-throughput screening team. Please see link here. PhD level are invited to apply. For more information, contact Alexis Tripodi Senior Recruiter Modern Meadow, Inc. 340 Kingsland Street, Building 102, Nutley, NJ 07110 (973) 798-1438 www.modernmeadow.com

Entry Level PhD R&D Positions in Korea and Japan with DuPont
Research and Development Scientist/Engineer With DuPont, you will find meaning in your work every day, and engage in opportunities that will shape you, personally and professionally. Your passion to excel will be fueled by connection to world-class experts, access to many career paths, variety of specialty products businesses (e.g. Electronics & Imaging, Safety & Construction, Transportation & Industry) and research functions. DuPont is looking for risk-taking, adaptive, collaborative candidates who want to join our Asia-Pacific team (Korea and Japan) and explore exciting opportunities.

  • Identifying, assessing and developing new scientific concepts, technologies and/or products to provide solutions to global challenges, carried out in close collaboration with customers and internal stakeholders in all regions
  • Managing scientific, technical, or information projects, coordinating with other professionals, such as manufacturing, marketing, sales, supply chain and support personnel to accomplish specific project objectives
  • Demonstrating functional excellence in the application of the scientific method and design of experiments
  • Timely documentation and generation of intellectual property
  • Enabling business decisions via clear communication of results to technical teams, management and customers
  • Being an active member of broader R&D community to drive growth in core market segments and transformational technology platforms across all regions
Ph.D. or expected Ph.D. from U.S. universities in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Polymer Science & Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering or related fields. Post-docs currently doing research in the US with Ph.D. earned outside of U.S. are also encouraged to apply. Interested candidates who meet the above qualification please send your resume to Yiyong He at yiyong.he@dupont.com.

Intro to PyTorch Workshop
NYC WiMLDS (Women in Machine Learning & Data Science) has organized an Intro to PyTorch workshop which is on Tuesday, November 19 to increase the participation of women and gender minorities in deep learning and PyTorch. For reference: PyTorch use is now exceeding TensorFlow. This deep learning framework is extremely popular. Official sign-up is on Eventbrite.

Winter 2020 course flyer on Biofabrication
This lab-based course is designed to provide students with core technical skills in biofabrication. Key applications in: Tissue engineering, drug discovery, personal care packaging fields, skin models, cosmetic testing. Jan 8, 9, 10, 13 and 14 from 8:30-5pm. Please see attached flyer.
Space is limited as this is a hands on experiential learning class. Interested students should reach out to the biofab email (biofab@sas.rutgers.edu) for SPN requests.

November 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 a post by Rukia Henry about the What Can You Be with a PhD symposium and careers in Bioinformatics.

Panel on Careers in Policy and Activism
On November 12th, join us for a panel discussion featuring graduate students and campus leaders who have become activists in issues such as climate change, public policy and economic development and equity.
The group will include representatives from campus student organizations (such as the Science Policy and Advocacy at Rutgers; SPAR) as well as Rutgers organizations, such as the Off-Campus Living & Community Partnerships. Students involved in activist and advocacy work off-campus will also discuss their experiences. Learn about opportunities for working with campus organizations and learn about opportunities to attend national events (such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science CASE workshop). Hear members of the Rutgers community reflect on their experiences as engaged students. Activities such as these not only provide opportunities for public service, but also provide avenues to broaden your experiences and develop skills in leadership and teamwork that will be valuable to you as you move toward post-graduate careers. There will also be dedicated time for you to network with like-minded students to better engage with the community, do advocacy work on issues important to you and take part in student service activities.
Date: November 12, 2019 Time: 4pm-6pm
Location: Busch Student Center Room 120 Please RSVP HERE.

Job Market Basics: Strategic Advice for the Academic and Alt-Ac Job Market
The Institute for Research on Women invites you to learn how to get ready for the job market.
Monday Nov 11 from 2:30-4:30pm. Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Bldg. First floor conference room. To register, click here.

Pharmaceutical Industry Career Panel:
Hear experiences from Rutgers alumni and previous employees about landing a first-time job in pharmaceutical companies
This event hosted by AAPS Student Chapter provides students with the opportunity to meet with scientists from J&J and Merck to gain first-hand information and practical advice on career development in pharmaceutical companies. Our panelists will discuss their current roles and company cultures as well as share the insight into job searching, resume/cover letter writing and preparation of phone/on-site interviews. An hour of the panel discussion will be followed by a 30-minute networking and dinner session.
November 20 (Wed) from 5 - 6:30 pm (dinner provided)
To register, click here.

Science and Politics Fellowship Panel and Information Session for Application Cycle
Join the inaugural class of Eagleton Science and Politics Fellows - Allison McCague, Andrew McAllister, Shin-Yi Lin, and Liana Vaccari - to learn about their experience as scientists working in New Jersey State government, and about what it takes to be a Science Fellow.
Applications open next week.
December 5, 2019 at 11:30am at the Eagleton Institute for Politics
Find out more about the Fellowship here.

Biostatistics Internship at Merck
The Future Talent Program features internships that last up to 12 weeks and will include one or more projects. These opportunities in our Research Labs can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals. The Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences (BARDS) Department has approximately 15 internships in Preclinical Biostatistics and Clinical Biostatistics for full-time students pursuing an MS or PhD degree in Statistics or Biostatistics. In these internships, you will work closely with an experienced pharmaceutical industry statistician to perform statistical analysis of data from and/or statistical research related to basic drug research, clinical pharmacology, drug and vaccine development, biomarker development or pharmacogenomics. Potential locations: Rahway NJ, Kenilworth NJ, Upper Gwynedd PA, West Point PA.

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled students and have completed at least (2) semesters of graduate work towards an MS or PhD degree in Statistics or Biostatistics by May 2020.
  • Candidates must be available to work full time for up to (12) weeks beginning in May or June of 2020.
  • Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Candidates must have a good working knowledge of Statistical Analysis Software, S-Plus, and/or R.
Click here to see more details and to apply. Contact Yodit Seifu for more information (yodelt.seifu@merck.com).

Mastering the Art of Networking: A Career Conference & Etiquette Dinner
Saturday, December 7, 2019 • 1:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Busch Student Center - Multipurpose Room
Click here to register (registration required)
Whether you are a first-year student learning to network and make friends or a soon to be graduating student trying to enhance your job search prospects, join us for an immersive experience that empowers you to overcome the initial fears of networking, master the art of working a room, feel confident with small talk, and develop a professional online brand. Capped off by a facilitated etiquette dinner, invest a few hours, and acquire the tools necessary to succeed in your future career endeavors and everyday life.
Dress attire for this event is business casual. There is a discounted fee of $10 per Rutgers–New Brunswick student.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration closes 5PM on December 2.
Conference Highlights Include:

  • Sessions on small talk and how to work the room
  • Interactive LinkedIn labs and photo sessions
  • A facilitated business etiquette dining experience

The 2020 Women in STEM Entrepreneurial Challenge
Awards will be offered to Top 3 lucrative business plans submitted by Tri State area women in STEM. Up to four (4) additional awards of $500 will be offered to participating women led teams that are just embarking their entrepreneurial journey. Initial submission through the link provided below or emailed to awis_cjc@yahoo.com.

  • To encourage women to embrace entrepreneurial ventures.
  • To participate, the entrepreneurial team must be led by a female STEM professional.
  • The professional should be a resident of New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania and the company should be registered in these states.
  • Submission Deadlines
Registration & Executive Summary January 31st, 2020
Announcement of Winners February 15, 2020
Final Pitching & Awarding March 8, 2010
1st Place $3000
2nd Place - $2000
3rd Place - $1000
Up to four (4) additional awards of $500 will be offered to participating women led teams that are just embarking their entrepreneurial journey.
Submit your Entrepreneurship Challenge Application by clicking here.

Job as Grants and Development Strategist
The RNA Bioscience Initiative at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has a position open for a Grants and Development Strategist. We are hoping to hire someone with a PhD in RNA/Molecular biology (or related fields) who is interested in working closely with our faculty to develop multi-PI grants and explore other development opportunities. Recent PhDs and postdocs who enjoy writing and thinking about science and would like to stay in academia, but are not interested in becoming PIs might want to apply for this opportunity. I would appreciate if you could help us spread the word among trainees at Rutgers. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with priority given to those received by Nov 15.
To see job posting, click here or see Twitter thread.

BioNJ Jobs Board
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November 2019

Congratulations to Phase 2 iJOBS trainees Lorenz Loyola who has a job as a Medical Writer in the Science and Strategy Department at Wedgwood Communications and Nathaly Salazar-Vasquez who has a job as Technical Application Scientist in Regulatory Services and Molecular Genetics at Genewiz.

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 a post by Jennifer Casiano about the the importance of your first job and by Helena Mello about the iJOBS site visit to McCann Health for medical communications.Helena Mello's iJOBS blog about the BioNJ Talent Network job search engine was featured in the BioNJ newsletter!

Jobs at Modern Meadow
Modern Meadow is a medium sized company in New Jersey working on biofabrication and hiring PhDs in biology, chemistry and biomedical and chemical engineering. Click here to see their current openings.

INSPIRE Postdoctoral Positions for Teaching Careers
If you are interested in having an academic career with a focus on teaching and doing research with undergraduates, check out the INSPIRE program at their annual retreat. Friday November 15 from 12-1pm in CABM 010. Speaker will be alumnus Dr. Matthew Marcello. See attached flyer for details.

Joint position with COMPASS and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) in Santa Barbara, CA
COMPASS and NCEAS are pleased to announce that we are hiring for a joint Science Liaison position! This exciting new partnership between COMPASS and NCEAS offers a unique and powerful way to bring socially-relevant science to larger public and decision-making stages, and we hope you can help us find the right candidate to carry out this vision.
We are searching for someone who is a networker, a skilled communicator, motivated to elevate others, and has a keen sense of the new and novel regarding solutions to environmental issues. The Science Liaison will lead science communication trainings for the diverse network of NCEAS-affiliated scientists, focused on helping them strategically share their collective insights with society around salient environmental topics. Acting as a liaison among COMPASS, NCEAS, and NCEAS working groups, this individual will contribute to COMPASS’ efforts to connect cutting-edge science and scientists leaders to the right audiences at the right times across a diversity of geographic scales.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about science, science communication, and the environment; driven to help scientists engage with society; and eager to be part of an innovative, hard-working, fun-loving, highly-collaborative team. See the full description here. We will begin an initial review of applications on November 15, 2019 (extended from Oct 31) and the position will close on November 29.

October 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 a post by Helena Mello about the BioNJ Talent Network and using their site to search for jobs.

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NJ Department of Health Internships
We are now accepting applications for spring and summer 2020 internships at the New Jersey Department of Health, Public Health and Environmental Laboratories. We are looking for interns with an interest in a variety of topics, including molecular biology, environmental chemistry, public health policy and biomedical and public health informatics. Prospective applicants should submit an application through the link along with a copy of their resume addressed to Susan.Mikorski@doh.nj.gov.
Our internship committee will begin reviewing applications and contacting applicants of interest for the spring semester, beginning November 15th. Thank you for your interest in our program. We will be holding a tour of our facility and meeting with our mentors in the near future.
Please let me know if you would like to attend.
Internship and Capstone Applications
For more information, contact Susan Mikorski, Student Internship Coordinator
NJ Public Health and Environmental Laboratories, 609-406-6878, Susan.Mikorski@doh.nj.gov

Project Management Community of Interest Event
The NJ Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMINJ) has launched a new Life Sciences “LCI” (Local Community of Interest, a group of PMINJ members dedicated to sharing knowledge and experience within a specific discipline). I’m pleased to share with you a special dinner-meeting event that PMINJ and the Life Sciences LCI is hosting on Tuesday December 3rd, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Pines Manor in Edison (flyer attached and inserted below). PMINJ is pleased to present world-renowned PM advisor, author and international keynote speaker John McGrath from Technological University, Dublin, Ireland for his presentation “Beyond Pills and Devices: Driving Healthcare Innovation by Embracing Project Management”. As you’ll see from the flyer, he will discuss healthcare innovations such as AI and digital, and the skills toolbox PMs need in the future to manage programs and projects in our rapidly changing life science innovation ecosystem. We’ll also be able to network with John before and after the program.
PMINJ is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) educational organization supporting the NJ PM community, with event proceeds benefiting our Chapter’s educational and outreach programs.
See attached flyer. Please consider joining us for a great interactive discussion with John and wonderful food! Registration is now open, with the following pricing:
“Early bird” registration, now through Nov 7th: $30
Regular registration, Nov 8 through Dec 3: $40
You can register using the following link for the PMINJ website event page:
PMINJ Life Sciences Dec 3 Event

October 2019

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee David Cheng who has a job at Kite Pharma in Regulatory Strategy/Liaising.

Rutgers iJOBS is described in chapter in this book BEST: Implementing Career Development Activities for Biomedical Research Trainees which is available for preorder by clicking here.

Job as Computational Biologist/Bioinformatician
Department: Bioinformatics
Reports to: VP Strategy & Innovation
Passionate to put your computational biology, bioinformatics and data science/machine learning skills to give hope to the cancer patients of today and tomorrow? Helomics is a personalized medicine company located in Pittsburgh, our mission is to improve the standard of care for cancer patients (especially gynecological) by harnessing the power of the patients own living tumor to help the oncologist guide treatment. We use our unique tumor drug response profiling platform, together with the latest Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)-based genomic profiling and our vast D-CHIP AI powered knowledge-base of 150,000 tumors, to generate a roadmap that provides additional context to help the oncologist personalize the patient’s treatment. We firmly believe our approach of interrogating the living tumor provides a more functional approach to precision medicine than relying on genomics alone.

  • Develop and implement bioinformatic pipelines for analysis of whole genome, targeted exome, targeted transcriptomics, and epigenomic data.
  • Develop and implement data curation and data models for storage/access of genotype and phenotype data.
  • Develop and implement statistical and machine learning approaches to the analysis of large genomic and cellular phenotype data sets.
  • Deploy algorithms and pipelines to Helomics’ internal and external facing software platforms
  • Masters or PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, or data science, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Practical experience of developing and running NGS bioinformatics pipelines using public R and Python tools and libraries.
  • Practical experience of developing, training, testing and validating both deep and classical machine learning models using public frameworks such as Keras, PyTorch etc.
  • Practical experience of data analysis and visualization using R and Python in Jupyter
  • Experience of cloud compute infrastructure and scheduling of compute workloads for bioinformatic analysis
  • Self-motivated and able to work as part of a team within a results-oriented culture
  • Able to communicate effectively with all levels, both within and external to Helomics
  • Experience with Docker containers and cloud-based compute environments at AWS and Azure
  • Familiarity with working in a regulated (CLIA) environment
  • Familiarity with graph-based databases, Neo4j, and graph data modelling
  • Familiarity with Agile software development practices
If you meet the requirements and are seeking a dynamic, challenging atmosphere, with the opportunity to make a difference to help oncologists and their patients, email your resume to Resumes@Helomics.com with the words
“ComputationalBiologist/Bioinformatician08.2018” in the subject of the email.
Alexandria Pinto, Computational Biologist/Bioinformatician
Helomics Corporation, 91 43rd Street, Suite 110 | Pittsburgh, PA 15201, Office / Fax: 412.432.1553 apinto@helomics.com

Job as Science Communications Faculty
The Department of Communication at the University of Connecticut welcomes applications for a tenured faculty position in Science Communication, beginning Fall 2020 at the appointment of Associate Professor of Professor commensurate with the appointee’s record. Areas of interest include but not limited to: environmental communication; risk communication; public perception of science; cross cultural effects/science knowledge gaps; science and politics; science disinformation and social media; climate change communication; health communication; communication and controversial technologies. Candidates are expected to continue or establish an internationally recognized program of research, and bring in external funding to support these initiatives. A Ph.D. in Communication is required, along with a scholarly record appropriate for appointment as Associate Professor or Professor at a Research 1 institution. Established funding record preferred, along with a history of mentoring and advising graduate students, and of engaging with journalists and/or policy makers on matters of science communication.
For details and to apply, visit this page. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, the names and contact information for three references, and a statement of your commitment to diversity (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research, and applying effective pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles). Please include the search number #2020164 with all correspondence. The evaluation of applicants will begin November 1, 2019, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Science Policy at Rutgers Election Initiative Event
Join SPAR as we participate in a National Science Policy Network meta review, the first stage of the NSPN election initiative on Thursday October 24 at 5:15 PM. The event is scheduled to last for 3 hours.
We will learn about drug discovery in both academic and industrial research. Familiarizing ourselves with this multifaceted, complicated process, we will specifically focus on the pharmaceutical research occurring in NJ. Pharmaceutical research is a large component of the NJ economy. Drug pricing and access to medications are important issues for residents of New Jersey.
Our findings will be presented as part of the second stage of the NSPN Election Initiative. Please sign up for an advocacy track while registering for the event HERE.
There will also be food and drinks! The event will be open to virtual participation via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/134940199
Those students in Newark can join us in the Graduate Student Association lounge on the Health Sciences campus, which can be accessed from the A-2 level of the Norfolk Parking Deck, under 180 W. Market Street. See attached flyer.

Mini-course on Fundamentals of Business (from Ramazan Gungor)
The School of Graduate Studies is partnering with the Rutgers Business School to offer two NEW mini-courses on Fundamentals of Business (I and II). These mini-courses are designed for PhD students with the goal of making students better prepared for seeking or obtaining post-graduate careers in non-academic settings such as government, non-profits and industry. One mini-course will meet in Fall (in October) and one in Spring.
These mini courses will meet once per week (3 hours), 4 weeks, and carry zero credits. No tuition is charged. The courses (with grade of S) will appear on the transcript for all students who have completed them. The format will be lecture and discussion. Students will be asked to read some resources, watch videos but the preparation time for each session should be about 1 hour.
The first course, Fundamentals of Business I, will meet on 10/24, 10/31,11/7, AND 11/14 AT 5:30PM-8:30PM at Beck Hall - 201. It is open to PhD students with priority given to those with at least three years in their program. For this initial round, priority for registration will be given to humanities and social sciences PhD students. The objective is to introduce students to the language, culture and basic concepts of business including financial aspects, marketing, teamwork, project management and communication. The participating students will also learn how their experience and skills learned in pursuing their doctoral degrees are relevant while pursuing non-academic careers.To register, students should send an email to rbscourse@grad.rutgers.edu with the subject line Registration for fundamentals of Business I. The email must contain the following information: name, program, year, and RUID. Seats will be given on a first-come first serve basis. Please contact ramazan.gungor@rutgers.edu with any questions.

Young Scientist Seminars
The Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a video series produced by iBiology that features early-career scientists giving talks about their discoveries. It is a great opportunity for PhD students and postdocs to improve their science communication skills and share their work. 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 2020 YSS workshop must apply to be selected. Four winners will attend a science communication workshop in San Francisco led by iBiology, in collaboration with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. After this training, the selected winners record their 30-minute talks in a green screen studio, and their talks are posted on iBiology.org as part of the Young Scientist Seminars series. All iBiology videos are open-access and reach a global audience. More information about the 2020 YSS and application details can be found at this site.
Applications are open until December 16, 2019.

Meet the Eagleton Science and Politics Fellows
December 5 at 11:30am at the Eagleton Institute
'The First Four' Join the inaugural class of Eagleton Science and Politics Fellows - Allison McCague, Andrew McAllister, Shin-Yi Lin, and Liana Vaccari - to learn about their experience as scientists working in New Jersey State government, and about what it takes to be a Science Fellow.
Find out more about the Fellowship here.

BioNJ's Talent Services Career Portal
Click here to check it out! Featuring a state-of-the-art platform, you'll enjoy a sophisticated search engine and many, many user-friendly features and benefits -- including being able to set up personal job alerts! Finding your next career opportunity has never been easier. You'll enjoy:

  • Access to leading life sciences companies looking for talent in New Jersey
  • An advanced search engine with intuitive job matching
  • Easy resume/cover letter upload and quick apply with user profile
  • Job alerts and enhanced tracking system
  • Ability to look for a new job anonymously
  • LinkedIn or Facebook sign up
  • Free resume critique & job search resources
  • Available internship & fellowship opportunities
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October 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 a post by Monal Mehta about the iJOBS Simulation on Equity Research.

Two job positions at Exponent in consulting
Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm. Our multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, physicians, and regulatory consultants brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve complicated problems facing corporations, insurers, government entities, associations and individuals. Our more than 1000 staff members work in 26 offices across the United States and abroad. Exponent has approximately 800 consultants, including more than 500 that have earned a doctorate in their chosen field of specialization.
1) Exponent's Ecological and Biological Sciences Practice is currently seeking a Scientist in our Maynard, MA office. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical support on existing projects and assist where appropriate in proposal efforts in the biological and ecological sciences. Projects may involve ecological risk assessments, environmental assessments, and resource damage assessments relating to chemicals and other stressor in the environment. Candidates should have a strong ability to perform assessments with large and complex datasets, synthesize technical information, and apply creative and critical thinking to prepare and review reports and technical presentations. Candidates will develop professional status by authoring peer-reviewed publications and participating in regional technical conferences and activities of professional societies. Candidates will also work cooperatively on projects with other members of the Ecological and Biological Sciences Practice and interdisciplinary groups from other Exponent practices as appropriate.
Qualifications for this position include:

  • Ph.D. in Ecology, Biology, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Sciences or related field
  • Experience in organizing and coordinating tasks and/or projects of moderate scope and complexity
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Excellent writing and critical thinking skills
  • Experience evaluating and integrating complex datasets, including large volumes of data, data collected over differing temporal/spatial scales
  • Experience in being part of multidisciplinary teams
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel for work related activities
  • Ability to work well within a fast paced, multidisciplinary team environment
To apply, click here and also email resume to Joy McGrath jmcgrath@exponent.com
2) We are currently seeking a Scientist for our Ecological and Biological Sciences Practice, located in either our Washington, DC; Maynard, MA; or Bellevue, WA office. This individual will be part of a team of professionals responsible for addressing a diverse array of project needs involving natural resource damage assessment, ecological and human health risk assessment, water resources and water quality and sediment management, ecotoxicology, biological oceanography, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, fishery science, plant ecology, wetland science and restoration, and geospatial analyses. In this position, we are looking for a candidate who is a well-rounded professional with a background in environmental toxicology, ecological risk assessment, and product stewardship. Experience conducting ecological risk assessments for substances such as pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, and pesticides, as well as knowledge of US (e.g., EPA, FDA) and global regulations for these risk assessments is highly desirable. The successful candidate should have experience in areas including, but not limited to, performance of information retrieval from public sources and literature searches; experience assisting in the assessment of chemical and biological information to be used in environmental risk assessments; data analysis, report preparation, as well as other related consulting experience. Qualifications for this position include:
  • Ph.D. in Ecology, Biology, Ecotoxicology, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences or other related field
  • Two-five (or more) years of experience in Environmental Science or Ecotoxicology
  • Experience evaluating information on the fate and effects of chemicals in the environment
  • Experience in ecological risk assessment
  • Experience in product stewardship
  • Knowledge of standard test methods in environmental toxicology
  • Experience in being part of multidisciplinary teams
  • An outstanding reputation for integrity, responsiveness, and technical expertise
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel for work related activities
  • Excellent writing and critical thinking skills
To apply, click here and also email resume to Joy McGrath jmcgrath@exponent.com

Morning Meet-Up Event Hosted by The FlexPro Group!
The FlexPro Group, based in NJ and PA is a Professional Project Management consulting firm delivering Project Management expertise to companies in the Life Sciences industry. Join us for a breakfast meet-up to network with Project Managers, meet FlexPro’s executives; Rose Cook (CEO), Lynn Faughey (COO) and Krissy Callari (Sr. Talent Acquisition Manager) and learn about career opportunities in project management.
October 22nd from 7:30-10:00 AM
Rutgers Life Sciences Building Atrium (145 Bevier Road, Piscataway, NJ).
RSVP by October 18th
To register, click here.

PREP Career Development Program for Rutgers Postdocs (on behalf of Itzamarie Chevere-Torres)
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is excited to announce a new career preparation pilot program for postdocs! The Proactive, Reflexion, Empowered, Planning (PREP) career program is open to all postdocs in the STEM, Biomed, Humanities, and Social Sciences fields.
Are you a postdoc who needs clarity in defining a career path and guidance to formulate the steps for a career plan? Do you need guidance to identify your unique professional value?
Would you benefit from discovering how to better manage and maximize your training and career? If so, we strongly encourage you to apply.
Both self-awareness and early career planning are essential for career advancement and success. To experience fulfillment, your work & life must align with your:

  • Strengths (natural talents)
  • Values (what’s most important to us)
  • Preferred skills (skills that we are good at and enjoy)
  • Personality-based interests (how we are wired)
Using the fundaments of YouMap®, a holistic self-discovery tool, Dr. Itzamarie Chévere-Torres, will guide participants to discover their four pillars of career satisfaction so that they can:
  1. identify what they do best that others (i.e. employers) need most;
  2. develop techniques to tailor resume and cover letters that stand out among competition;
  3. create a LinkedIn profile that accurately showcases their personal and professional uniqueness.
As a result of participating in this 3-part workshops series, postdocs will:
  • receive a workbook and personalized YouMap® profile that illustrates their career fit.
  • increase their self-awareness about their four pillars of career satisfaction (strengths, values, preferred skills, and personality-based interests)
  • be better prepared to identify best career fit and research targeted opportunities
  • be equipped and empowered to showcase their professional value to peers, colleagues, and future employers.
To learn more and apply by October 11, 2019, click here.

Postdoc Positions at FDA
1. Post-doc position at the US. Food and Drug Administration - start date ~December 2019/January 2020. A post-doc position is available for a highly motivated candidate who will work on a project to engineer and purify blood clotting therapeutic proteins for characteristics, protein delivery and immunogenicity testing. The candidate will join a research group that uses both experimental and computational approaches to engineer proteins and should have a PhD. degree in Biology/Biophysics/Structural Biology or MD degree. It is essential that the successful candidate have experience in both experimental methods in protein chemistry and be comfortable with data analysis. If interested please email CV to Chava.Kimchi-Sarfaty@fda.hhs.gov

2. A research opportunity is available immediately with the Office of Tissue and Advanced Therapeutics (OTAT) at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). This fellowship will focus on investigating the discrepancies in assignment of coagulation factor product potencies by different assay systems. The successful candidate will receive mentoring on fulfilling the project, which will also include collaboration with investigators within and external to the FDA.The candidate is expected to have background in biochemistry and/or biophysics. Experience with at least one of the following is preferred: hemostasis and thrombosis, protein purification, enzymology, clinical laboratory assays, mouse models of disease, gene therapy. Applicants must have received a Master's or Doctoral degree in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position from a US-accredited institution within five (5) years of the desired starting date. Based on the employee’s performance and subject to availability of funding, this 10-month appointment may be further extended annually, up to five years total. Interested candidates should send a CV and dates/times of availability for interview to mikhail.ovanesov@fda.hhs.gov. Candidates may apply officially through the ORISE web site, where details of the opportunity will be posted.

Job as Assay Development Scientist – Intersect Diagnostics
Intersect Diagnostics is a startup life science contract research and development services firm enabling development of breakthrough precision therapeutics by developing and deploying proprietary assays using the new high-parameter spatial biology platforms and sophisticated data analytics. By early adoption and exclusive focus on these disruptive technologies in a CAP-accredited and CLIA-certified laboratory, Intersect will build its brand around its scientific, technical, and operational expertise in this emerging space.
Intersect Diagnostics is seeking a motivated and talented Assay Development Scientist with a background in cellular and molecular biology who will lead the company’s efforts to design, optimize, and validate ultra-high plex proteomic and genomic assays using Imaging Mass Cytometry (CyTOF) and related platforms. These assays form the foundation of the deep biological insight that Intersect will deliver to biotechnology and biopharma companies in support of precision drug development. The successful candidate will be well-suited to assuming responsibility and accountability in an entrepreneurial, agile environment and will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer.
The successful candidate is expected to have experience in assay development and deployment in academia or the life science industry. Experience engaging in quality assurance and lab management activities such as implementation of SOPs and drafting of assay validation reports is strongly desired. Continuous support and training will be provided as needed.

  • Craft the experimental design and validation plans for antibody and nucleic acid-based, highly multiplexed tissue and liquid/suspension assays incorporating robust controls across various specimen types
  • Lead the technical aspects of optimization and validation of new assays using complex instrumentation (Imaging Mass Cytometry; eventually to include other platforms)
  • Source reagents and assay control materials from vendors
  • Diligently apply Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) in performing all experimental work, both in development and production phases.
  • Take detailed experimental notes, gather high-quality data, and openly communicate on challenges and lessons learned
  • Develop and draft assay validation reports and SOP’s for assay deployment and other laboratory activities
  • Help with process improvements across the lab by thinking critically about the execution of all experiments and leveraging the knowledge of subject matter experts
  • Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related field with 2+ years of laboratory experience in the life sciences
  • Hands-on experience with molecular and cell biology assays and associated instrumentation including DNA and RNA extraction from FFPE tissues; qPCR; sequencing; and ELISAs, Western blotting, flow cytometry, and other immunoassays.
  • Strongly desired - hands-on experience with one or more of: immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, in-situ hybridization, CyTOF, ICP-MS, or LC-MS.
  • Proven track record of running successful experiments, preparing data for review, and giving effective scientific presentations.
  • Ability to perform basic data analysis and be critical of results obtained during experimentation. Experience with data analysis programs such as CytoBank, FloSOM, HistoCAT, etc. is preferred.
  • Clear communications skills and ability to work with team members in the same and adjacent disciplines.
  • A self-motivated individual that is detail-oriented and can function both independently as well as part of a core team is required.
  • Familiarity with the use of web-based applications for document control, data analysis, etc; and Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint required.
  • Location: Newark, NJ
  • To apply, please send your resume to Boaz Kurtis, MD boaz.kurtis@IntrinsyxDx.com

Insight Fellows Program
Insight offers tuition-free fellowships for graduating students looking to transition to thriving careers as data scientists, engineers, and other cutting-edge professionals. We’re excited to now offer seven different programs across six cities within the U.S. and Canada, as well as a remote program.
Since 2012, we have helped over 2000 Insight Fellows meet, interview, and join teams at over 700 leading companies.
- 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 Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Github, Slack, 23andMe, Twitter, Bloomberg, NBC, Pinterest, Microsoft, Wayfair and 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: Oct 21 (session begins January 13)
Learn more & apply by clicking here.
Not ready to apply? Sign up for our notification list. Questions? Email us at info@insightdatascience.com.

October 2019

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Joseph Iacona who has a job as a Scientist in the Exploratory Biology division at Janssen Research and Development.

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 a post by Emily Kelly-Castro about the iJOBS Simulation: Patent Law and Technical Specialist .

Writing a Resume, CV and Cover Letter that Gets You Noticed (on behalf of Ramazan Gungor)
October 18, 2019 | 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Academic Building 2400 register here
Come join us on October 18 to learn how to find job opportunities that interest you and how you can successfully stand out from the competition. Paola Dominguez from RU Career Exploration and Success will cover the following in this workshop:

  • Differences between Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Resume.
  • How to write a resume/cover letter/CV.
  • Purpose of each document and how to create a professional resume/CV that reflects your skills and qualifications.
  • Design a resume/CV that will resonate with employers.
You will also have the opportunity to meet and network with graduate students from a wide variety of disciplines. Those interested will be able to make an appointment with Paola from Rutgers Career Services at a later date to receive feedback on their CV/resume/cover letter.

Job as R&D Specialist at Regeneron
The Therapeutic Proteins Department is seeking a talented, motivated and flexible Research Specialist to join our dynamic Immuno-Oncology (I/O) bioassay team. The successful applicant will work in a highly innovative, and collaborative environment to develop bioassays and characterize antibodies against ‘challenging’ targets that are not met by traditional MOA. The individual will also contribute to the discovery and development of Regeneron’s extensive pipeline using in-vitro cell-based bioassay, imaging and flow cytometry. Candidate must be able to work comfortably in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and display strong organizational skills and scientific rigor. The position requires application of rigorous quantitative biochemical and cell assay approaches, the ability to present scientific data intra- and inter- departmentally and the use of automated or semi-automated instrumentation. Candidate with strong background in biochemistry, molecular cellular biology and/or bioengineering are encouraged to apply. Experience working with human primary cells and/or 3D cell culture is a plus and experience with quantitative data analysis methods and software is preferred.
We invite candidates with strong desire to deliver life-transforming medicines to apply. The following requirements and responsibilities are required for you to complement our team:
Responsibilities:

  1. Stable and Clonal cell line Engineering
  2. Develop, validate and execute imaging and cell-based functional assays using engineered-immortalized cells
  3. Mammalian cell culture of adherent and non-adherent cell lines
  4. Operate a variety of instruments including but not limited to HyperCyte, Opera Phenix, Accuri C6 cytometer, Intellcyt iQue, Cytoflex,ImageXpress micro XL, Victor, Hamilton, Envision Multilabel plate reader, cell Harvester
  5. Prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner
  6. Extreme attention to details and record keeping.
  7. Provide weekly presentations/verbal updates
  8. Keep abreast of current/relevant literature in order to further develop scientific expertise and expand scientific/technical knowledge and skill sets
Requirements:
  1. Strong aseptic cell culture skills
  2. Stable cell line engineering skills
  3. Flow cytometry expertise
  4. Experience with Immunofluorescence and/or Immunohistochemistry staining procedures
  5. Experience with luciferase based reporters
  6. Cell-based potency assays
To apply, click here and please contact Rutgers alum Jonathan Cruz for more information. jonathan.cruz@regeneron.com
There are also jobs in infectious diseases and viral vectors.

Early State Investing in the Life Sciences
Thursday Oct 24 at 5pm. NJ Bioscience Center - Incubator at North Brunswick. 675 US Highway One, North Brunswick
Join us for this panel session as biotech insiders share their insights on early stage life sciences investing. Among the topics to be discussed:
How do angels and VCs evaluate and fund biotech entrepreneurs?
How do entrepreneurs secure funding?
Where do funding groups get their money, and how can an interested individual get involved in potential returns?
Panel Speakers
Peter Alff, Executive in Residence, Kairos Ventures
Tom Brennan, Venture Partner, ARCH Venture Partners
Tony Dimun, Medtech Angel Investor
James M. Golubieski, President, Foundation Venture Capital Group and New Jersey Health Foundation
Dr. Carolyn Myers, Principal, BioEnsemble LLC
Moderator: John Pennett, Partner, EisnerAmper LLC
To RSVP, click here.

Applied Statistics in Biological Systems Short Course
The goal of this program is to Increase the statistical competency of trainees in the life sciences. If accepted, participants will receive seven weeks of online, basic and intermediate statistical theory instruction, as well as five days of in-person, hands-on instruction in statistical computing. Application deadline is Nov 1. Session is Jan 6-Feb 28 at Mt. Sinai. For questions, email deidra.mckoy@mountsinai.orgi. To apply, click here.

BioNJ Jobs Board
See the latest jobs posted on the BioNJ site by clicking here.

September 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 a post by Janaina Pereira and Tomas Kasza about the iJOBS Career Panel on Data Science.

Seminar on Acquisitions and Alliances in Pharmaceuticals
Speaker: Peter Ronco - Global Head, Janssen Global Clinical Development Operations
Monday Sept 30 from 6-7:30pm at 1 Washington Park, Newark Room 528.
Space is limited so please let Dr. Doug Miller know if you plan to attend doug.miller@rutgers.edu. See attached flyer for details.

Seminar on Careers in Science and the Law
Tuesday Oct 22 at 12pm in the Cancer Center Building, Newark
William Simmons, J.D., Ph.D., a 2003 GSBS alumnus and recipient of the Stanley S. Bergen Medal of Excellence, is visiting to discuss career paths intersecting the sciences and law. William was mentored by Nicholas Ponzio, Ph.D., a Master Educator and Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at New Jersey Medical School and School of Graduate Studies. William is an attorney at Janssen Research & Development, LLC, a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, where he partners with colleagues across functions to drive innovation, creating products and services for patients, doctors and nurses throughout the world. See attached flyer for details.

Society of Hispanic Engineers Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Career Fair
The 34th annual SHE-SWE-MEET Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair will be held on Friday, October 11th, 2019 at the Busch Student Center. Come join us at Rutgers’ largest student run career fair for information sessions, on-site interviews and an opportunity to land your dream job with more than 50 companies. You can upload your resume here and register for the event here. See attached this website for details and names of companies attending.

September 2019

Congratulations to Phase 2 iJOBS trainee Maryam Alapa who got a job at Celgene as a Scientist in the Translational Development 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 a post by Tomas Kasza about the iJOBS Networking event with BioPharma Networking Group.

What Can You Be with a PhDs
Every other year, the NYU School of Medicine hosts What Can You Be with a PhD?, the largest career symposium in the country. They have 25 sessions scheduled over two days, Saturday October 19 and Sunday October 20. 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 their website.
The Keynote Speaker on Saturday will be Dr. Kenneth Gibbs.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!
Rutgers is one of the sponsors of this event and we have 150 spots for PhD students and postdocs. When you register, use the code RUTWCUB to login and register. Be sure to use your Rutgers email address, it's how they make sure everyone is registered for the correct school. To register, click here.

Research Investigator, Analytics Innovation, Translational Bioinformatics Oncology at Bristol-Myers Squibb
We are seeking a scientist to join our Oncology Translational Bioinformatics group. This group of computational scientists is responsible for advancing Bristol-Myers Squibb’s industry-leading Oncology pipeline through the strategic application of cutting-edge bioinformatics approaches. The scientists in this group design experiments and analyze molecular data sets, 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 as a key part of our Translational Medicine group.
This position is in the Analytics Innovation team. As part of the Analytics Innovation team, you will seek out new approaches and data sources to fill data and information gaps. You will have the opportunity to work in the fast-paced and dynamic field of real-world data and apply information from real-world populations to answer key questions in translational medicine. You will develop new approaches to integrate different data sources with BMS clinical data.
We are looking for a creative thinker who likes to dive into messy data and try new things. In particular, we are seeking a scientist with a strong aptitude and excitement to attempt new data analysis and data visualization approaches. Equally important is a passion for communicating results, sharing ideas, and teaching others, regardless of their background or familiarity with data and analytics.
Define and execute analysis plans to address scientific questions using internal and external datasets.
Be a subject matter expert for molecular real-world data and support the larger data strategy efforts across BMS.
Collaborate with bioinformaticians, statisticians, biologists and clinicians to drive the incorporation of new scientific ideas and results.
Communicate results to key stakeholders and contribute to scientific publications.
Ph.D. in bioinformatics, engineering, statistics, molecular biology, genetics, or similar with 0+ years of industry experience.
Proficiency in at least one programming language such as R or Python. We use R for most day-to-day work.
Experience analyzing high-dimensional molecular datasets such as RNA-Seq, Exome and Whole Genome Sequencing, single-cell sequencing, high-throughput proteomics, and multiplex flow cytometry.
Working knowledge of statistical tests and machine learning algorithms and their application to health care datasets.
Strong communication, data presentation and visualization skills.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to handle several concurrent, fast-paced projects.
Background in Oncology/Immuno-Oncology and/or experience working with patient data is a plus.
To apply, click here and contact: Ariella Sasson

Job as Visiting QSP Scientist, Lawrenceville, NJ
The scientist in this role will work in the Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) group to further develop established disease-level QSP models and apply them to support decisions in clinical development. This will include QSP model development, QSP model application, and will also include developing improvements to scripted QSP toolboxes through refinement and addition of virtual population calibration algorithms, global sensitivity analysis tools, and the development of additional functions for common workflows to make their application more robust. The scientist may also work on parameter estimation, machine learning, omics data analysis strategies, development of mechanistic sub-models, and improving integration with high-throughput computing resources as needed.

  • Providing support to project teams to design, execute and interpret clinical studies.
  • Improvement of QSP tools to enhance the efficiency of QSP algorithms and workflows.
  • Collaboration with multidisciplinary project teams to develop and apply Quantitative Systems Pharmacology models to aid in target prioritization, therapeutic modality selection, chemical/biotherapeutic optimization, biomarker characterization and clinical trial design.
  • Working with external collaborators to accelerate the internal QSP efforts.
  • Maintaining an active relationship with colleagues in the broader Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacometrics community at Client.
  • Networking as appropriate with experts in Discovery Biology, Non-Clinical PK/PD and other groups to share learnings and enhance consistency in best practices.
  • Participate in internal scientific discussions to enhance QSP algorithms and workflows.
  • Drive the development of QSP disease models in Immuno-Oncology.
Prefer a local candidate to LVL, but open to candidates working remotely if they are the right fit.
  • 5 years QSP modeling experience wanted. 2+ year minimum.
  • MATLAB or SimBiology experience are required (writing codes).
  • Sensitivity analysis experience required.
  • Ph.D. (or M.S. with 5+ more years’ experience) in mathematics, engineering, physics, computer science or other related field, with at least 2 years in Pharmaceutical R&D.
  • Excellent understanding of theory, principles and statistical aspects of advanced mathematical modeling and simulation.
  • Ability to learn new areas of biological sciences and build on solid foundation of quantitative skills to develop Quantitative Systems Pharmacology models.
  • Ability to keep up-to-date with and propose the implementation of scientific and technological developments in the area of Systems Pharmacology/Biology.
  • Hands-on experience with modeling software like JDesigner/Systems Biology Workbench, Entelos PhysioLab Platform, Matlab/SimBiology, DBSolve, etc. Experience with mechanistic model development in SimBIology would be preferable.
  • Experience with general programming and data analysis tools/languages such as R, Matlab, Spotfire, Python, etc. is required. Experience developing scripted tools in MATLAB is preferable.
  • Desire to interact as a modeling and simulation expert with matrix project teams working closely with experts from different functional areas (pre-clinical and clinical).
  • Understanding of key concepts in oncology, pharmacology, & statistics.
  • Candidates with experience in QSP platform application and virtual population development are highly encouraged to apply.
This 6+ month position starts ASAP
Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Karen: karen@alphaconsulting.com
ALPHA’S REQUIREMENT #19-01755
W2 ONLY
MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE

Visit to L’Oreal Innovation Center
Organized by SciWomen of Rutgers
Oct 18 from 12-5pm
Event includes transportation and networking
See attached flyer and QR code to RSVP by 10/4

Senior Associate Scientist position at Amgen
The Amgen Research, Department of Inflammation and Oncology at Amgen in South San Francisco is seeking a highly motivated Senior Associate Scientist with experience in immunology to perform research studies aimed at developing novel immunotherapies.
Be an integral member of a dynamic research team, collaborating with research scientists at multiple Amgen sites, and working closely with groups in other functional areas including, Therapeutic Discovery, and Medical Sciences.Make major scientific laboratory-based contributions to the research goals of the department, present results in both internal and external forums, and participate in the writing of manuscripts for publication. Specific responsibilities include the formulation of experimental hypothesis, planning and performing laboratory experiments, analyzing data, and communicating results
Basic Qualifications
Doctorate Degree or Doctorate Degree by January 2020
OR
Master’s degree and 3 years of scientific experience
OR
Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of scientific experience
Preferred Qualifications
Post-graduate training in immunology
Experience in either viral, cancer or inflammation research with a strong interest in T cell biology
Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Molecular Immunology (with hands on experience of cloning and CRISPR on primary human and/or mouse lymphocytes or myeloid cells), functional assay using primary cells, multi-color flow cytometry, isolation and culture of primary immune cells, establishing immunological assays, bioinformatics analysis of large gene expression datasets. Knowledge and experience in working with in vivo models
Demonstrated track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievement in research, exemplified by a strong publication record and/or significant contributions to a therapeutic development program
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Knowledgeable, highly motivated, creative, and collaborative
Please contact iJOBS alumni Almin Lalani if you are interested alminlalani@gmail.com and to apply, click here.

Postdoctoral position at Rowan University, NJ
NIH-funded postdoc position is available for two years with a strong possibility of extension, starting October 2019. The laboratory represents two joined labs with diverse projects, a friendly and scientifically vibrant atmosphere, active staff and is ran by two young and active PIs:
https://som.rowan.edu/research/basicscience/cellbiology/facultybios/shcherbik.html
https://som.rowan.edu/research/basicscience/cellbiology/facultybios/pestov.html
Several lines of investigation are currently open to choose from:
1) To understand the molecular alterations that occur on a ribosome during stress and to examine how modified ribosomes behave during translation in vitro and in cells. These projects might result in new supportive data on ribosome heterogeneity.
2) To study effects of mitochondrial communication with translational apparatus (i.e. ribosomes) under different physiological settings.
3) Co-translational protein quality control: does it work beyond 60S subunit?
4) Investigation of ribosome degradation pathways.
Position requires a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Molecular Biology or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with the experience in yeast cell biology and/or biochemistry. Experience in high-throughput technologies (RNA-seq, ribosome profiling) is not necessary but highly desirable. The candidate must have a strong publication record, written and verbal communication skills, sound analytical and organizational skills, and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
The successful candidate will join an interactive environment of Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (Rowan-SOM, the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, UMDNJ) with multiple laboratories investigating important questions in molecular/cellular biology utilizing yeast, worm and mammalian systems. The University offers state of the art facilities including Mass Spectroscopy, Next Generation sequencing, Microscopy facility. In addition, Rowan-SOM offers help in a future career planning/building, including teaching opportunities (if desirable), iJOBs seminars, Career Development Workshop and others.
Rowan-SOM is located in Stratford, a suburban south New Jersey community with an easy commute by train or car to Center City Philadelphia. This location combines and an affordable living environment, good school district, multiple child-care facilities. Due to close location to scientific hubs of Philadelphia, Rowan-SOM gives the opportunity to collaborate with scientists at the University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University, Temple University, Drexel University and the Fox Chase Cancer Center. To apply, please send a single pdf file, consisting of a one-page motivation letter, CV, publication list and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Natalia Shcherbik at: shcherna@rowan.edu or nshcherb@gmail.com

SAPA Annual Conference
You are cordially invited to the SAPA annual conference on September 27-28th at the Doubletree Hilton at Somerset, NJ. They put together strong program for science, business and career development. As a long time partner, we would like to offer complimentary admission for the Friday afternoon session to students/postdocs registered through iJOBS. Meanwhile, we grant the student price on Saturday session for all registration through iJOB.
Please register a non paid SAPA member with the following link. It can be found on the top right corner of the SAPA website as well:
https://www.sapaweb.org/new/sapa/html/regist/regist.php
Choose nonmember at the bottom.
Once you registered, You can email the screenshot after login to the email address: registration@sapa.org. Provide your name, affiliation, and mention the option to attend SAPA annual conference, Friday session.
If you are interested in the full program including Saturday, you can find registration link on the SAPA website. Choose student option to reflect the discount brought by iJOBs.

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

September 2019

Congratulations to Phase 2 iJOBS trainee Paulina Krzyszczyk who got a job as a Scientific Writer 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 a post by Janaina Pereira about the iJOBS Simulation on Tech Transfer and how you can get experience in this area.

Volunteers needed for Students 2 Science
S2S has an ongoing need for volunteers to work with students in our labs and classrooms. We need volunteers, both individual and corporate, to support students as they work through experiments led by our instructors. Volunteers are needed between the hours of 8:30am-2:30pm and can serve at our East Hanover site, our Newark site, or volunteer for one of our V-Lab sessions remotely or inside the classroom. Volunteering with S2S is a win-win:

  • Provides valuable work experience;
  • If in-transition, may eliminate gaps in employment;
  • Employers find volunteering favorable;
  • Allows you to give back in a meaningful way;
  • You will inspire and encourage STEM learning;
  • Allows you to share your career pathway and experience with students;
  • You may get to network with people in industry and our corporate partners who also volunteer with us;
  • You will network with our seasoned volunteers who have worked in a STEM field for more than one company;
  • You may gain experience on state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation that is not otherwise available unless you are on the job
  • Students 2 Science, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) model program in New Jersey that bridges the needs of the public and private sectors. Our mission is to inspire, motivate, and educate elementary, middle and high school students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM subjects). We do so by providing an authentic, state-of- the-art laboratory experience complete with modern instrumentation and professional scientists. Additionally, we offer a remote, web-based virtual STEM experience that eliminates geographic and language constraints and broadens our reach to serve a wider audience. Teams of students, working collaboratively with scientific professionals who serve as role models, solve real life problems while being introduced to a wide variety of 21st century STEM career opportunities. Take a look at our About Us Video. For more information, contact Cyndi Mayer cyndimayer@students2science.org

Job as Officer in Environmental Research and Science (ER&S) at the Pew Charitable Trust
The officer leads is responsible for three main activities: (1) assessing, synthesizing, and communicating the impacts of program-specific ER&S research investments; (2) supporting the conservation science program to work with Pew’s environmental programs to develop and implement impact pathways for connecting research to policy objectives, including developing outreach plans and technical outreach materials; (3) supporting the research impact project director in convening researchers, practitioners and others on topics relevant to improving the connections between research and policy, and synthesizing and communicating lessons learned about our approaches to facilitating evidence-informed policy. The officer will also support strategy development for expansion of the research impact team’s scope of work.
The officer reports to the project director, environmental research and science, and will be based in Pew’s Washington, DC, office:

  • Develop and implement program-specific strategies for tracking and assessing the impacts of ES&R research investments, including drafting “impact narratives” for each program.
  • Coordinate cross-program implementation of impact assessment approaches.
  • Support the work of the Conservation Science (CS) program by:
  • Developing and implementing strategies for improving the connections between conservation science research projects and Pew environment policy objectives, including through impact pathways, outreach planning, and impact tracking.
  • Developing and implementing strategies for tracking the impact of the CS program.
  • In collaboration with CS and environment staff, drafting technical outreach materials for selected conservation science research projects
  • Support the work of the research impact project and project director by:
  • Supporting the project director and consultant to develop a network of those working on ways to support the policy-relevance of research.
  • Supporting the project director to develop a series of workshops on understanding the use of research in policy.
  • Identifying new lines of work and partnerships for the research impact project.
  • Identifying opportunities to raise the profile of the research impact project, including writing for external publications and presenting at relevant meetings.
  • Stay informed of current and emerging approaches to research impact and connecting science and policy.
  • Contribute to and participate in tasks of ER&S, as assigned.
  • A minimum of eight years of relevant professional experience in working with both science and policy required. Experience understanding or analyzing research impact is highly desirable, as is knowledge of conservation issues.
  • Bachelor’s degree requires, an advanced degree in natural or social science is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking and analytic rigor in framing problems, synthesizing information, and proposing solutions
  • Organizes and effectively manages multiple tasks and projects, meets regular deadlines with consistency and accuracy, and works effectively within and across teams.
  • Contributes thought leadership to help advance the overall strategic framework of the research impact project
  • Ability to identify key opportunities for amplifying program work and outcomes
  • Superior initiative and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including clearly articulating complex ideas, thoughts and concepts for different audiences. Experience drafting outreach materials a plus.
  • Ability to work with internal and external partners to identify partnership and other growth opportunities ER&S.
  • Political awareness, with a non-partisan perspective and approach. Experience with national and/or intergovernmental institutions preferred.
  • Travel: Occasional domestic and international travel.
  • For more information contact Angela Bednarek, PhD Project Director, Research Impact, Research & Science | The Pew Charitable Trusts | 901 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004 | office: 202-552-2062 | cell: 202-823-0339 |abednarek@pewtrusts.org. See attached for more details.

Science Policy and Advocacy at Rutgers
The Rutgers Graduate Student Organization Science Policy and Advocacy at Rutgers (SPAR)will be hosting a General Interest Meeting for graduate students on Thursday 9/19 at 6:30 PM in theChemistry and Chemical Biology Building, Rm. 1203. All graduate students from any discipline/program are welcome to join! Food and drinks will be provided. This welcome meeting will discuss our mission and what we've done in previous semesters, as well as what we plan to do next! We are inviting graduate students to learn more and even see if they'd like to get involved at any level, whether that is by offering feedback or new ideas, volunteering at a voter registration table, or joining our board! SPAR's mission includes advocating for evidence-based policymaking and federal funding for scientific research, improving scientific literacy, and establishing effective scientific communication between researchers, our government, and the general public. Attendees must register beforehand by clicking here. Please note that in an effort to support the green movement on campus, SPAR is asking our attendees to "BYOC" - Bring Your Own Cups (or mugs, water bottles, etc.) to our events. Beverages are still provided but we are aiming to step away from single-use containers! For any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at rutgersnspg@gmail.com. You can also follow us on social media, which is listed on the flyer. Looking forward to meeting you!

New Fellowships for PhD scientists to work at biotech companies in NJ
This new opportunity provides money to companies to hire PhD level students and postdocs to work in the company and cover a portion of their salaries. The Innovation and Research Fellowship Program (IRFP) grant funds are provided to support technological research and the innovation ecosystem in New Jersey and to encourage Ph.D. candidates/graduates to continue their research in fellowship with New Jersey’s science and technology companies. The IRFP grant monies shall be used by the grantee employer primarily as salary to the fellow. Upon showing good cause by the applicant employer within the body of the IRFP grant application, the expenditure for equipment and/or conference attendance of an amount that is five percent of the total grant amount may be authorized at the discretion of the Commissioner. Research fellowship grants may be issued for up to two years each and shall be used primarily for research and innovation. Under no circumstances shall IRFP grant monies be used by the grantee employer for capital purchases. The total amount of funding available in Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019) is estimated to be $1,500,000. The source of funds is the Workforce Development Partnership Fund pursuant to section 9 of P.L. 1992, c.43 (C.34:15D-9). Subject to availability of funding the grant period may cover a 24-month period. Applications must be received prior to November 18 at 3pm. Click here to learn more or contact: Ms. Gerri Brosh, Program Manager Gerri.Brosh@dol.nj.gov (609) 777-1516

September 2019

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 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 remotelly
  • 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 23. Applications will be reviewed and interviews may be conducted as needed. The program will begin this Fall. See attached flyer for details.

Part Time Position as Ximbassador for Tech Transfer and Commercialization or Business Development Experience
Rutgers and Ximbio are looking for candidates to engage with laboratories on campus and uncover new reagents and materials of interest to other scientists. The Ximbassador will contribute to the identification, description, and commercialization of novel research reagents generated at the university. This paid internship, running alongside the Ximbassador’s day-to-day research, is temporary and part-time: 5 hours per week, 20 hours per month. Compensation: $20.00 per hour.
This position would be ideal for a post-doc, PhD or graduate life scientist (e.g. in immunology, virology, biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular biology) looking to gain experience in careers in science e.g. technology transfer and commercialization of tangible biological materials. Where is it based? At Rutgers, where the Ximbassador is based as a day-to-day representative. The Ximbassador program is jointly carried out by the Rutgers technology transfer office and Ximbio. For more information, contact us at zhangy5@ored.rutgers.edu or ximbassador@ximbio.com
Ximbio is the world’s largest non-profit tech transfer organization dedicated exclusively to life science research reagents of all kinds. Ximbio is owned and operated by Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest independent funder of cancer research. Our mission is to make all research reagents (such as cell lines, antibodies, mouse models, zebrafish, proteins, small molecules, microbial strains, etc.) widely and easily available to accelerate life science research. See attached flyer and this blog on being a Ximbassador. For more information, contact Jon Viola at jon.viola@ximbio.com.

Job as Tenure-Track Faculty at The College of New Jersey
TCNJ is looking for a biochemist to join their faculty staring August 2020. The Department of Chemistry welcomes applicantions for ll areas of biomchemistry including but not limited to chemical biology bioanalytical chemistry, environmental chemistry marine chemistry, biopolymers, computational biochemistry, biocatalysis, biosensors, lipodomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. Research with undergraduates the major focus of this school. To apply click here. For more information, contact Donald Hirsh, Chair of Chemistry hirsh@tcnj.edu.

Job as Tenure-Track Faculty at The College of New Jersey
PRN Experts is looking for someone to help with medical communications projects. Ideally this is someone who can split the difference between science and creative. Who is good at telling a scientific story for multiple audiences (anyone with a science blog would be perfect). Someone good at presenting a slide talk to a class or writing up a short paper for a non-scientific audience while still keeping the science accurate. Hours are flexible and can be done while pursuing research. This is a great experience for future career in science writing. If you are interested, please contact janet.alder@rutgers.edu with your resume.

Internships at Merck in Translational Biomarkers
Internships are 9-12 weeks over next summer and will be either in Kenilworth, NJ, West Point, PA or Boston, MA. The Interns for the Translational Biomarkers (TBx) Department will function as a fully-integrated member of a team working towards application of medical imaging, molecular biomarkers, and/or electronic data integration and architecture to biomarker development in drug discovery and development. Interns will work with one or more of the following imaging modalities: MRI, PET, CT, ultrasound, optical imaging, IHC, autoradiography, etc. or may engage in research projects in the disciplines of flow cytometry, genetic sequencing, mass spectrometry, computational analysis, and chemistry/radiochemistry required to enhance capabilities critical to drug development. Day-to-day work may involve aspects of study design, data acquisition, analysis, data processing and communication of final results. The intern will also attend departmental and team meetings, seminars, and job shadowing to provide a wider perspective on the drug discovery process in the pharmaceutical industry. For more information, click here or contact iJOBS alum Rob Connacher connro01@gmail.com.

Job as Assay Development Scientist – Intrinsyx Diagnostics
Intrinsyx Diagnostics is a startup life science contract research and development services firm enabling development of breakthrough precision therapeutics by developing and deploying proprietary assays using the new high-parameter spatial biology platforms and sophisticated data analytics. By early adoption and exclusive focus on these disruptive technologies in a CAP-accredited and CLIA-certified laboratory, Intrinsyx will build its brand around its scientific, technical, and operational expertise in this emerging space. Intrinsyx Diagnostics is seeking a motivated and talented Assay Development Scientist with a background in cellular and molecular biology who will lead the company’s efforts to design, optimize, and validate ultra-high plex proteomic and genomic assays using Imaging Mass Cytometry (CyTOF) and related platforms. These assays form the foundation of the deep biological insight that Intrinsyx will deliver to biotechnology and biopharma companies in support of precision drug development. The successful candidate will be well-suited to assuming responsibility and accountability in an entrepreneurial, agile environment and will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer. The successful candidate is expected to have experience in assay development and deployment in academia or the life science industry. Experience engaging in quality assurance and lab management activities such as implementation of SOPs and drafting of assay validation reports is strongly desired. Continuous support and training will be provided as needed.

  • Craft the experimental design and validation plans for antibody and nucleic acid-based, highly multiplexed tissue and liquid/suspension assays incorporating robust controls across various specimen types
  • Lead the technical aspects of optimization and validation of new assays using complex instrumentation (Imaging Mass Cytometry; eventually to include other platforms)
  • Source reagents and assay control materials from vendors
  • Diligently apply Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) in performing all experimental work, both in development and production phases.
  • Make detailed experimental notes, gather high-quality data, and openly communicate on challenges and lessons learned
  • Develop and draft assay validation reports and SOP’s for assay deployment and other laboratory activities
  • Help with process improvements across the lab by thinking critically about the execution of all experiments and leveraging the knowledge of subject matter experts
  • Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related field with 2+ years of laboratory experience in the life sciences
  • Hands-on experience with molecular and cell biology assays and associated instrumentation including DNA and RNA extraction from FFPE tissues; qPCR; sequencing; and ELISAs, Western blotting, flow cytometry, and other immunoassays.
  • Strongly desired - hands-on experience with one or more of: immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, in-situ hybridization, CyTOF, ICP-MS, or LC-MS.
  • Proven track record of running successful experiments, preparing data for review, and giving effective scientific presentations.
  • Ability to perform basic data analysis and be critical of results obtained during experimentation. Experience with data analysis programs such as CytoBank, FloSOM, HistoCAT, etc. is preferred.
  • Clear communications skills and ability to work with team members in the same and adjacent disciplines.
  • A self-motivated individual that is detail-oriented and can function both independently as well as part of a core team is required.
  • Familiarity with the use of web-based applications for document control, data analysis, etc; and Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint required.
  • Location: Newark, NJ

Interested persons should send an updated CV or resume to Boaz Kurtis, M.D. at boaz.kurtis@intrinsyxdx.com.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Career Research
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. Applications are reviewed quarterly with the next cycle due dates of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Additional information regarding eligibility, application process, and current trainees and program alumni profiles are found at www.mdanderson.org/CPRITTRIUMPH. Please contact Dr. Kari Brewer Savannah, Program Manager, with any questions at ksavannah@mdanderson.org.

Rutgers Career Exploration and Success
Upcoming events for Graduate Students provided by Rutgers Career Services are listed on the attached flyer. For more information, please contact Paola Puerta Dominguez paola219@echo.rutgers.edu.

Office of STEM Education Open House
The SAS Office of STEM Education (OSE) would like to invite you to our Open House on September 13 from 9:00 am to noon. OSE oversees efforts related to reforms in undergraduate education, outreach, and technological developments targeted at improving the quality of STEM education. The OSE open house will include talks and poster presentations on a variety of topics, including: using education based research to improve course design, redesign of STEM courses to facilitate active learning, using technology to support and enhance STEM education, techniques to enhance teaching, and using outreach programs for broader impacts or community engagement segments of grant applications. You will have an opportunity to meet and network with other faculty and staff interested in STEM education and outreach. Additional information and the schedule of events will be sent out in early September, and will be available on the OSE website (https://sasose.rutgers.edu/events/annual-open-house). Feel free to stop by for all or part of the morning. Registration is not required, but it will greatly help us with coordinating the event if you do so by clicking on this link.

September 2019

Job as Research Investigator, Leads Discovery and Optimization at Bristol Myers Squibb, Princeton
We are seeking a versatile scientist to join our Leads Discovery and Optimization group to help drive efforts to discover transformative clinical candidates for patients. The scientist in this role will work at the intersection of biochemistry, mechanistic pharmacology, and cell biology to plan and execute biochemical and cellular assays as it relates to the discovery of novel clinical candidates for diverse target classes. A strong understanding of protein homeostasis with a proven track record of research in this area is a plus. In this position, the scientist will work closely with chemists and biologists to identify and validate novel mechanisms of modulating target levels, and provide insight for emerging new drug discovery modalities.
To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate should be an enthusiastic self-starter who can independently develop solutions to difficult problems and also values attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have a broad scientific skillset and have significant experience in a variety of techniques including: cell-based and biochemical assay development, enzyme kinetics, protein analysis, protein-protein interaction assays, proteomics, flow cytometry, high content imaging, immunocapture and pulldown assays, and cell signaling assays. It is expected that a candidate will have deep, first-hand knowledge in several of the areas above and at least some familiarity with the others. Experimental work is an integral part of the role and the candidate will spend a significant portion of his/her time at the bench and demonstrate rigorous data documentation and analysis skills. Additional responsibilities include assay trouble shooting and exploration of new technology platforms to enhance the infrastructure for discovery program support. Strong collaboration and communication skills are necessary, and a true passion for discovery-based science will be essential.

  • PhD, with experience in cellular biology, pharmacology, or enzymology. Postdoctoral fellowship experience or equivalent in biomedical research is preferred but not essential. Experience in targeted protein degradation is a plus.
  • Perform essential role in identifying assay technologies for new drug targets,and guide assay development
  • Facilitate in screening hit triage and hit to lead progression in multiple projects
  • Design, development and execution of de novo assays to explore mechanisms of action
  • Strong data analysis, data interpretation and data visualization skills.
  • Presentation of hypotheses and data to project teams
  • Ability to learn quickly, and work closely with others in across-functional project team environment
  • Innovative, motivated, researcher with broad scientific skill set and strong problem solving and communication skills
  • If you are interested, please contact Dr. Charu Chaudhry directly charu.chaudhry@bms.com

Rutgers I-Corps
Do you have an idea that you think has commercial potential? Do you want to learn some key concepts helpful in business? Do you dream of starting a company sometime in the future? If your answers are yes, then the Rutgers I-Corps™ Site program may be just what you are looking for. Please read below for additional information and eligibility guidelines. Rutgers I-Corps™ Site is funded by the National Science Foundation. The Site's goal is to nurture and support multiple, local teams to help transition their technology concepts into the marketplace The Rutgers Site will provide advice, resources, networking opportunities, training and modest funding* to assist teams with the commercialization process and/or into becoming applicants for the National I-Corps™ Team. Rutgers faculty, staff and students on ALL campuses are eligible to apply to the Rutgers I-Corps site cohorts. The community, and especially Rutgers Alum, are encouraged to participate as team mentors.
Site team ideas or projects can originate from student work, research (funded or unfunded), or institutional projects. The topical focus of a project should be in an area(s) of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) normally supported by the National Science Foundation. Please contact us at i-corps@ored.rutgers.edu for questions regarding project eligibility. Learn more in the Rutgers Today article Bringing a Silicon Valley Approach to Help Rutgers Research Move Beyond the Laboratory, Rutgers launches local National Science Foundation supported program to train scientists to become entrepreneurs.
You must have at least two team members to be accepted to the Rutgers I-Corps Site Program. See the team members tab for a description of the various team members.We have a rolling interview process and the application for Cohort 5 is currently open due Sept 17. There are 4 sessions included this year: Oct 18 from 9am-1pm on Customer Discovery, Oct 25 from 9am-1pm on Value Propositions, Nov 1 from 9am-1pm on Customers/Uers/Payers and Nov 15 from 9am-1:30pm on Next Steps in Rutgers Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem. All sessions will be at Rutgers Business School 100 Rockafeller Road. You will be contacted for a phone interview within two weeks of your submission. To learn more and apply, click here.

SBIR Roadshow is coming to Rutgers
Also known as America’s Seed Fund, the SBIR/STTR programs provide over $3 billion in funding to small businesses each year in a wide variety of technology areas. The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort connecting entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies to the country’s largest source of early stage funding – the SBIR/STTR programs. Registrants will be invited to participate in 1 on 1 meeting with agency representatives. Click here for the Agenda and Click here to Register. Wed Sept 18 from 8:30am-5pm. See attached flyer for more details.

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

August 2019

We are excited to share a press release announcing the four Science and Politics Fellows that Eagleton Institute has helped place NJ State government offices.

Jobs at BMS
1) Biostatistician/ Epidemiologist
2) Scientific Application Specialist
3) Validation Specialist
4) Computer system validation
5) Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Associate (details below)
Location: Lawrenceville NJ Job Code: 28219-1
Job Description. The scientist in this role will work with the Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) group to enable, enhance, and contribute to the development of disease-level QSP models. This will include contributing to QSP model development, but may also include developing profiling tools to identify opportunities for model reduction or other structural optimizations, enhancements to standard techniques for solving differential equations, parameter estimation, machine learning, development of mechanistic sub-models, and/or high-throughput computing. The QSP Research Associate will work closely with other QSP scientists to understand the unique requirements in each of the disease areas (Immunoscience, Fibrosis, and Cardiovascular), and help implement the QSP strategy in each of the disease areas.
Collaboration with multidisciplinary project teams to develop and apply Quantitative Systems Pharmacology models to aid in target prioritization, therapeutic modality selection, chemical/biotherapeutic optimization, biomarker characterization and early clinical trial design.
Working with external collaborators to accelerate the internal QSP efforts in key disease areas
. Providing support to project teams to design, execute and interpret clinical studies
. Maintaining an active relationship with colleagues in the broader Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacometrics community at BMS
. Networking as appropriate with experts in Discovery Biology, Non-Clinical PK/PD and other groups to share learnings and enhance consistency in best practices
. Participate in internal scientific discussions to enhance the numerical efficiency of QSP simulations
. Assist in the development of QSP disease models in Immunoscience, Fibrosis, and Cardiovascular disease
Preferred background, skills and experience:
. Ph.D. (or M.S. with 5+ more years' experience) in mathematics, engineering, physics, computer science or other related field, with at least 2 years in Pharmaceutical R&D
. Excellent understanding of theory, principles and statistical aspects of advanced mathematical modeling and simulation
. Ability to learn new areas of biological sciences and build on solid foundation of quantitative skills to develop Quantitative Systems Pharmacology models
. Ability to keep up-to-date with and propose the implementation of scientific and technological developments in the area of Systems Pharmacology/Biology
. Hands-on experience with modeling software like JDesigner/Systems Biology Workbench, Entelos PhysioLab Platform, Matlab/SimBiology, DBSolve, etc. Experience with mechanistic modeling in Matlab would be preferable.
. Experience with general programming and data analysis tools/languages such as R, Matlab, Spotfire, Python, etc. is required
. Desire to interact as a modeling and simulation expert with matrix projec teams working closely with experts from different functional areas (pre-clinical and clinical)
. Understanding of key concepts in pharmacology & statistics
For more information, contact Raj || Technical Recruiter at FutranSolutions araj@futransolutions.com 609 212 0202 (Direct)

Job as Science Communications and Professional Development Specialist at Carneige Mellon
● Lead, direct, and drive the formal instruction of science communication and professional
development for graduate students in workshops and one-on-one consultations.
● Teach and refine a curriculum of scientific presentation, writing, and professional development for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and masters students in biology, chemistry, physics, and math
● Use data and analytics to evaluate and continuously improve the quality of content.
● Foster a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration
● Manage internal collaborations with stakeholders across MCS, related centers at CMU, and external collaborations with the broader community of science communication and graduate education.
● Author reports, summaries, and grants to further the goals of the program
● A Ph.D. in biology, chemistry, physics, math, engineering, neuroscience, computer science, or a related field is preferred
● Direct or indirect experience in diverse career paths, including non-profit, government work, entrepreneurship, and other non-academic careers
● Demonstrated leadership in science communication across several STEM disciplines with experience coaching graduate students
● Ability to distill and interpret complex research findings and transform them into usable, accessible, and engaging content
● The candidate should be self-directed, collaborative, entrepreneurial, and passionate about science communication
Contact Nancy Felix at nfelix@andrew.cmu.edu or AShorr@alumni.cmu.edu

Job as Engineer at J&J
1-2 openings in Raynham, MA for entry-level engineers for a 2 year guarantee, supporting the R&D group. Ultimately, the work will be focused around supporting senior engineers with product design review and documentation updates for the new EU MDR Standard that is sweeping the device industry. They would like someone to get started shortly after Labor Day, and they will be locked in for 2 years before the opportunity to go permanent. They are paying $25-35/hr for the role. For more information, contact Brad Petrie brad_petrie@oxfordcorp.com Recruiting Executive, Life Sciences, Oxford Global Resources

Job as Senior Editor at Wiley Publishing Hoboken, NJ
The Senior Editor is responsible for ensuring effective and financially successful product acquisition for and management of our future and existing international, US-based reference program in chemistry, chemical engineering and related fields, aiming for substantial growth of this portfolio. This includes the creation, acquisition, development and management of traditional and future content offerings in English language, maintenance and development of new author, editor and partner relationships with the international and national scientific community, monitoring of the market situation (e.g. the scientific development of the subject field, the offerings of competitors), and internal collaboration with marketing, sales, content enablement and content management colleagues. In addition, the Executive or Senior Editor will manage and supervise the chemistry and chemical engineering team in Hoboken.
Manage and supervise US-based chemistry and chemical engineering team and align US publishing activities with global strategy and best practices.
Further develop other group managers publishing/subject plans as well as on their implementation, including management of existing partnerships and suggestions for acquisition of new ones.
Identify authors/editors/subjects and successfully acquire financially potent products in alignment with annual acquisition targets and communicated business strategy for own contract targets and those of team members.
Be the go-to person for societies and partnerships aligned with the US based portfolio and improve current relationships and outcomes.
Create necessary input for decision-making on new projects for the US based team (book proposals, reviews, P&L for new projects, marketing information etc.) and author/editor contracts.
Day to day communication with authors/editors/partners around already acquired and/or published products, and internal communication with own team.
Day to day communications and responsibilities with other Wiley colleagues in order to efficiently and successfully manage, publish, market and sell the products.
Act as representative of Wiley on scientific conferences and visits of universities, institutes, and organizations.
Desired: Ph. D. and/or post doc in these subject areas:
chemistry, chemical engineering or related disciplines.
Product and business acquisition experience; track record of successful book acquisition results in chemical engineering, chemistry and related disciplines
Management experience of small teams
Strong networking and relationship management skills; self-confident manners, broad subject knowledge in relevant subject fields
Product acquisition and development skills (understanding of acquisition and publishing processes and demands, understanding of financial implications and contract terms; monitoring, gathering and utilizing market and subject knowledge, timely decision making, knowledge and/or interest in new media)
Planning and development skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal relationship skills (internally, externally), self-confidence, self-motivated, ability to manage high and own workloads, good judgement, ability to be managed from different location, excellent time-management skills, resilience
Ability and willingness to travel globally.
For more information, and to apply click here.

August 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 a blog post by Vinam Puri about the recent iJOBS career panel that represented several careers options for PhDs.

Job position at the Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship, Microgenomx, Union, NJ as part of the NJ
Innovation and Research Fellowship Program (IRFP)
Recent PhD recipients (within 12 months of degree are eligible to apply. The fellow will work with the Executive Director of the Entrepreneur Center, Dr. Sam Kongsamut, and other senior translational scientists at the Institute of Life Science Entrepreneurship (ILSE) to assess innovative ideas and technologies in the neuroscience area that may be used form a portfolio of projects leading to biotech startups. Of particular interest are translational tools that will enable new therapeutic approaches to be rapidly tested in animal models and in human volunteers. These ideas would form the basis for a new Center for Translational Neuroscience affiliated with ILSE. The postdoc would be responsible for assessing the science, the development plan (which the postdoc may need to help write), as well as the likelihood of obtaining funding for the project. The postdoc would work with ILSE management to develop a strategic direction for the Center based on available technologies or needs in translational neuroscience. This is an excellent opportunity for the graduate student or postdoc interested in ‘business development’ and provides experience for a ‘search and evaluation’ role in a larger biotech or pharma company. Interested students/postdocs (who meet the criteria of the NGO) may contact skongsamut@ilsebio.com.
Click here to learn more about the NJIRFP and eligibility.

Regional Academic Drug Discovery Symposium
Nov 1, 2019 at Princeton University. Speakers for industry and academia will discuss how to improve upon the drug discovery process. 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.

STANFORD CANCER IMAGING TRAINING (SCIT) PROGRAM
Program Directors: Sandy Napel, PhD and Bruce Daniel, MD
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. This T32 training program is the evolution of the longstanding program, formerly known as "Advanced Techniques for Cancer Imaging and Detection," established and led by former Radiology Chair, Dr. Gary M. Glazer in 1992.
SCIT is a two-year program training five fellows (roughly half PhD / half MD) per year over a five-year funding cycle. Drs. Sandy Napel and Bruce Daniel lead this redesigned program, featuring mentors with independent cancer-focused or -related funding, and seven distinguished program advisors. The strengthened 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: September 1, 2019
APPLY HERE

STANFORD MOLECULAR IMAGING SCHOLARS (SMIS) PROGRAM
Program Directors: Craig Levin, PhD
The Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars (SMIS) program 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.
SCIT is a two-year program training five fellows (roughly half PhD / half MD) per year over a five-year funding cycle. Drs. Sandy Napel and Bruce Daniel lead this redesigned program, featuring mentors with independent cancer-focused or -related funding, and seven distinguished program advisors. The strengthened 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: October 1, 2019
APPLY HERE

July 2019

Rutgers Clinical Translations Science Trainee Applications Announced
We are excited to announce an opportunity to join our inaugural class of Clinical Translational Science Trainees. As you may know, Rutgers was recently granted a Clinical Translational Science Award by the National Institutes of Health. With our academic partners, Princeton University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and other partners throughout the state, we are committed to developing a world-class research infrastructure to support and enhance our clinical/translational research efforts and train the clinical and translational scientists of the future. As part of this effort, we are initiating a program to train students and postdocs in the skills needed for success in this field. Five trainees will be chosen for the first cohort, and will be provided with a year of financial support (stipend/salary, tuition and travel support). Additional cohorts will be recruited in the Spring. If you are interested in applying for this award, please read the attached RFA carefully and complete the application process. Note that the deadline for all applications is August 26, 2019 at 5pm.

Rutgers Clinical Translations Science Trainee Applications Announced
Job Opening Thomson Instrument Company
We are seeking an energetic professional sales representative to represent Thomson selling sample prep tools for analytical chemistry and single-use disposable as well as reusable shaker flask consumables, R&D and GMP bioprocessing accessories. What do you need to do? Maintain and manage a specific outside territory by meeting and exceeding sales goals. Manage customer accounts to ensure “premiere” service and technical support to customers with on-site consultative visits on a regular and ongoing basis.
This position will cover NY/NJ/DE and PA region. Preferred base is New Jersey, no self-relocation, qualified candidates must have familiarity of local pharma/biotech accounts.

  • Ensure that assigned territory meets sales goals
  • Conduct on-site customer visits to provide technical information with regards to cell culture, chromatography and related products and services
  • Sell products in various market segments via direct sales
  • Attend local vendor shows and company sponsored trade shows
  • Identify new opportunities through cold calling and penetrating new accounts
  • Develop relationships with new and existing customers
  • Develop sales strategies for assigned territory. which includes business plans, and market analysis
  • Have a positive attitude, be a team player, and strive to learn and contribute to company culture
  • Manage and maintain information in customer database system
  • Perform other job-related duties as requested by customers and/or management
  • Minimal overnight travel (sales meetings /attend national conferences)
  • Knowledge of the account base in the geography preferred
  • Laboratory hands-on experience preferred
  • Basic Knowledge of Cell Culture and/or HPLC, LC/MS
  • Requires analytical thinking and presenting ideas
  • Experience in Microsoft office and a CRM program
  • Extremely skilled in the art of negotiation
  • Self-starter with strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are critical
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Life Sciences or Chemistry required
  • Medicinal chemists who can capitalize on the findings of their biological team members to make the most potent inhibitors possible.
  • Structural protein biologists, experienced with x-ray crystallography
Thomson Instrument Company is a rapidly growing family owned and operated company located in San Diego. Our unique patented products successfully serve a variety of markets from large bio pharma to food and beverage, environmental and more. Our products are made in the USA, in stock in San Diego. In depth sales training program, part of continued Sales training. Be part of a growing and exciting sales team with great income potential. This position offers a competitive compensation package/car allowance/medical benefits/vacation with an uncapped bonus plan. Email: mark.rehse@htslabs.com or call (760) 681-8888.

Civic Science Fellowships at the Rita Allen Foundation
We are excited to announce a new Civic Science Fellowship opening. This Fellow will work for 12 months to advance emerging collaborative work among a group of funders with shared interest in advancing meaningful, inclusive engagement between science and society—including the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, the Kavli Foundation, and the Rita Allen Foundation. The Fellow will work with each partner foundation, with multidisciplinary fields of research and engagement practice, and with communities underserved by existing science communication efforts to ensure that their goals, objectives, and efforts inform the path forward for the funders’ collaborative efforts. The Fellow will be part of the pilot cohort of Civic Science Fellows—promising leaders from diverse backgrounds who will be embedded in key supportive networks and will work on multidisciplinary projects that connect civic science research, effective engagement practice, scientists, and communities.
The full position description can be found by clicking here.

Jobs at iBiology
There are two unique job opportunities at iBiology! Come join our team and help develop iBiology’s efforts in science education, communication, and professional development.
Assistant Director of Research Talks and Outreach: iBiology is seeking a full-time Assistant Director of Research Talks and Outreach who will continue iBiology's efforts to develop high quality scientific talks and science videos, and disseminate them to our worldwide audience. This is a full-time position for individuals interested in promoting science education and science communication primarily through visual media.
Career and Professional Development Fellowship: iBiology is seeking a full-time Career and Professional Development Fellow who will continue to develop our efforts in providing high quality career and professional development courses and videos for life scientists. This is a 10-12 month fellowship for individuals interested in gaining real-world experience in developing, marketing, and evaluating online science education resources for life science graduate students and postdoctoral scientists.
To learn more about the jobs and how to apply, visit their homepage and click on the links under "iBiology is Hiring".

Insight Fellows Program
Job Opening Thomson Instrument Company
Insight offers tuition-free fellowships for graduating students looking to transition to thriving careers as data scientists, engineers, and other cutting-edge professionals. We’re excited to now offer seven different programs across six cities within the U.S. and Canada, as well as a remote program.
Since 2012, we have helped over 2000 Insight Fellows meet, interview, and join teams at over 700 leading companies.
- 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 Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Github, Slack, 23andMe, Twitter, Bloomberg, NBC, Pinterest, Microsoft, Wayfair and 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: Aug 12 (session begins January 13)
Learn more & apply by clicking here.
Not ready to apply? Sign up for our notification list. Questions? Email us at info@insightdatascience.com

July 2019

Congratulations to iJOBS Phase 2 trainees Michele Patrizii who got a job a a Regulatory Affairs Trainee at Freyr Inc., Carlos Garcia who got a job as an Associate Medical Director at GSW Advertising, and Anchal Sharma who got a job as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Eli Lilly and Co.
Please let us know if you got a job or are doing an internship so we can share your good news here!

Technical Sales Representative: East Coast Tri-State Region
Job Opening Thomson Instrument Company
We are seeking an energetic professional sales representative to represent Thomson selling sample prep tools for analytical chemistry and single-use disposable as well as reusable shaker flask consumables, R&D and GMP bioprocessing accessories. What do you need to do? Maintain and manage a specific outside territory by meeting and exceeding sales goals. Manage customer accounts to ensure “premiere” service and technical support to customers with on-site consultative visits on a regular and ongoing basis.
This position will cover NY/NJ/DE and PA region. Preferred base is New Jersey, no self-relocation, qualified candidates must have familiarity of local pharma/biotech accounts.

  • Ensure that assigned territory meets sales goals
  • Conduct on-site customer visits to provide technical information with regards to cell culture, chromatography and related products and services
  • Sell products in various market segments via direct sales
  • Attend local vendor shows and company sponsored trade shows
  • Identify new opportunities through cold calling and penetrating new accounts
  • Develop relationships with new and existing customers
  • Develop sales strategies for assigned territory. which includes business plans, and market analysis
  • Have a positive attitude, be a team player, and strive to learn and contribute to company culture
  • Manage and maintain information in customer database system
  • Perform other job-related duties as requested by customers and/or management
  • Minimal overnight travel (sales meetings /attend national conferences)
  • Knowledge of the account base in the geography preferred
  • Laboratory hands-on experience preferred
  • Basic Knowledge of Cell Culture and/or HPLC, LC/MS
  • Requires analytical thinking and presenting ideas
  • Experience in Microsoft office and a CRM program
  • Extremely skilled in the art of negotiation
  • Self-starter with strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are critical
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Life Sciences or Chemistry required
  • Medicinal chemists who can capitalize on the findings of their biological team members to make the most potent inhibitors possible.
  • Structural protein biologists, experienced with x-ray crystallography
Thomson Instrument Company is a rapidly growing family owned and operated company located in San Diego. Our unique patented products successfully serve a variety of markets from large bio pharma to food and beverage, environmental and more. Our products are made in the USA, in stock in San Diego. In depth sales training program, part of continued Sales training. Be part of a growing and exciting sales team with great income potential. This position offers a competitive compensation package/car allowance/medical benefits/vacation with an uncapped bonus plan. Email: mark.rehse@htslabs.com or call (760) 681-8888.

July 2019

iJOBS jobs listing from Sanofi
Sanofi is hiring PhDs for exciting job opportunities in Research & Development. Please see three highlighted opportunities below. If you are interested please apply online and connect with me on LinkedIn. If these positions are not a fit for you, please still connect with me on LinkedIn and view other opportunities on our career page @ https://sanofi.us/en/careers.

  • Biostatistics Associate Director, Oncology Early Development - Cambridge, MA - Link
  • Biostatistics Lead, New Targets - Swiftwater, PA - Link
  • US Risk Management Expert - Bridgewater, NJ - Link
Thank you for your interest in Sanofi careers!

Technical Sales Representative: East Coast Tri-State Region
Job Opening Thomson Instrument Company
We are seeking an energetic professional sales representative to represent Thomson selling sample prep tools for analytical chemistry and single-use disposable as well as reusable shaker flask consumables, R&D and GMP bioprocessing accessories. What do you need to do? Maintain and manage a specific outside territory by meeting and exceeding sales goals. Manage customer accounts to ensure “premiere” service and technical support to customers with on-site consultative visits on a regular and ongoing basis.
This position will cover NY/NJ/DE and PA region. Preferred base is New Jersey, no self-relocation, qualified candidates must have familiarity of local pharma/biotech accounts.

  • Ensure that assigned territory meets sales goals
  • Conduct on-site customer visits to provide technical information with regards to cell culture, chromatography and related products and services
  • Sell products in various market segments via direct sales
  • Attend local vendor shows and company sponsored trade shows
  • Identify new opportunities through cold calling and penetrating new accounts
  • Develop relationships with new and existing customers
  • Develop sales strategies for assigned territory. which includes business plans, and market analysis
  • Have a positive attitude, be a team player, and strive to learn and contribute to company culture
  • Manage and maintain information in customer database system
  • Perform other job-related duties as requested by customers and/or management
  • Minimal overnight travel (sales meetings /attend national conferences)
  • Knowledge of the account base in the geography preferred
  • Laboratory hands-on experience preferred
  • Basic Knowledge of Cell Culture and/or HPLC, LC/MS
  • Requires analytical thinking and presenting ideas
  • Experience in Microsoft office and a CRM program
  • Extremely skilled in the art of negotiation
  • Self-starter with strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are critical
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Life Sciences or Chemistry required
Thomson Instrument Company is a rapidly growing family owned and operated company located in San Diego. Our unique patented products successfully serve a variety of markets from large bio pharma to food and beverage, environmental and more. Our products are made in the USA, in stock in San Diego. In depth sales training program, part of continued Sales training. Be part of a growing and exciting sales team with great income potential. This position offers a competitive compensation package/car allowance/medical benefits/vacation with an uncapped bonus plan. Email: mark.rehse@htslabs.com or call (760) 681-8888.

July 2019

Congratulations to Phase 2 iJOBS trainee Michele Patrizii who has a job as a Regulatory Affairs Trainee at Freyr Inc., Carlos Garcia who got a job as an Associate Medical Director at GSW Advertising, and Anchal Sharma who got a job as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Eli Lilly and Co.
Please let us know if you got a job or are doing an internship so we can share your good news here!

Technical Sales Representative: East Coast Tri-State Region
Job Opening Thomson Instrument Company
We are seeking an energetic professional sales representative to represent Thomson selling sample prep tools for analytical chemistry and single-use disposable as well as reusable shaker flask consumables, R&D and GMP bioprocessing accessories. What do you need to do? Maintain and manage a specific outside territory by meeting and exceeding sales goals. Manage customer accounts to ensure “premiere” service and technical support to customers with on-site consultative visits on a regular and ongoing basis.
This position will cover NY/NJ/DE and PA region. Preferred base is New Jersey, no self-relocation, qualified candidates must have familiarity of local pharma/biotech accounts.

  • Ensure that assigned territory meets sales goals
  • Conduct on-site customer visits to provide technical information with regards to cell culture, chromatography and related products and services
  • Sell products in various market segments via direct sales
  • Attend local vendor shows and company sponsored trade shows
  • Identify new opportunities through cold calling and penetrating new accounts
  • Develop relationships with new and existing customers
  • Develop sales strategies for assigned territory. which includes business plans, and market analysis
  • Have a positive attitude, be a team player, and strive to learn and contribute to company culture
  • Manage and maintain information in customer database system
  • Perform other job-related duties as requested by customers and/or management
  • Minimal overnight travel (sales meetings /attend national conferences)
  • Knowledge of the account base in the geography preferred
  • Laboratory hands-on experience preferred
  • Basic Knowledge of Cell Culture and/or HPLC, LC/MS
  • Requires analytical thinking and presenting ideas
  • Experience in Microsoft office and a CRM program
  • Extremely skilled in the art of negotiation
  • Self-starter with strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are critical
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Life Sciences or Chemistry required
Thomson Instrument Company is a rapidly growing family owned and operated company located in San Diego. Our unique patented products successfully serve a variety of markets from large bio pharma to food and beverage, environmental and more. Our products are made in the USA, in stock in San Diego. In depth sales training program, part of continued Sales training. Be part of a growing and exciting sales team with great income potential. This position offers a competitive compensation package/car allowance/medical benefits/vacation with an uncapped bonus plan. Email: mark.rehse@htslabs.com or call (760) 681-8888.

June 2019

Congratulations to Phase 2 iJOBS trainee Abla Tannous who has a job as a research scientist at BioAegis.

Congratulations to iJOBS SciPhD trainee Xiomara Isabel Perez who has a co-op at Bristol-Myers Squibb in the Manufacturing Sciences and Technology 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 a post by iJOBS trainee Vinam Puri about the iJOBS site visit to the Institute of Life Science Entrepreneurship and by Emily Kelly-Castro about the iJOBS LinkedIn Profile workshop by 2Actify.

Biochemistry and Cell Biology Jobs at Rafael Pharmaceuticals
Rafael Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage cancer metabolism, biotechnology company with promising clinical trials. We are looking to expand the Rafael Pharmaceuticals fundamental research team of Sol Barer Research Fellows and experienced senior scientists or professor at our Philadelphia location. These positions will be mentored and guided by renowned professor, Chi Van Dang, professor at The Wistar Institute. We expect fellows to publish, collaborate and attend national conferences. We are offering an opportunity for driven scientists to work on clinically relevant discovery with proven academic and industry guidance, competitive salary, benefits, equity and career mentorship. Career mentorship will be done via academic leaders, Chi Dang and Richard Axel as well as industry leaders Richard Scheller, Jean-Pierre Sommadossi, and Sol Barer. We welcome all competitive applicants with any citizenship.
Skills-sets we are looking for:

  • Nimble cell biologist and molecular biochemist driven to discover mechanism
  • Medicinal chemists who can capitalize on the findings of their biological team members to make the most potent inhibitors possible.
  • Structural protein biologists, experienced with x-ray crystallography
Who we are looking for:
  • People excited about translating mechanistic findings in real time
  • Independent starters that understand protocols start-finish
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Scientific foresight and immersion
  • Meticulous record keeping
  • A passion to be in the lab
  • A team player
Please reach out to Hiring@RafaelHoldings.com or Natalie Davidson davidson.natalie.v@gmail.com.

The 2020 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning. (Information about past recipients of the Cross Award is available here.) The awards honor the work of K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emerita of Higher Education at the University of California-Berkeley. Throughout her career, Pat Cross helped the higher education community better understand our students, their characteristics, and their needs, and recognize what our responsibilities should be. Her ground-breaking scholarship paved the way for a legacy of work on age, socioeconomic class, gender, race, sexual orientation, and numerous other aspects of intersectional social identity.

All doctoral level graduate students who are planning a career in higher education are eligible, regardless of academic discipline. Graduate students in fields where the Master's degree is the terminal degree, such as the MFA in art, are also eligible. (Nominees must hold student status in January 2020.)
Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Leadership ability or potential for exercising leadership in teaching and learning, with a strong commitment to academic and civic responsibility; and
  • Leadership or potential leadership in the development of others as leaders, scholars, and citizens.
A faculty member or administrator must nominate the student, with a supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator. The following materials must be submitted for an application to be considered; only complete nominations will be considered:
  • a nomination letter from a faculty member or administrator
  • a supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator.
  • a statement from the student indicating how he or she meets the award criteria
  • a copy of the student’s curriculum vitae
All nomination materials—the letter of nomination, the letter of support, the student statement, and the student vitae—must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm on October 1, 2019. We encourage you to submit all materials together, if possible. If preferred, letters of nomination and/or support can be submitted separately. AAC&U is moving to an online nomination process beginning with the 2020 Cross Award. Detailed instructions for how to upload nomination materials will be posted by August 1. The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Awards provide financial support for graduate students to attend AAC&U’s Annual Meeting, which will be January 22-25, 2020, in Washington, DC. All award recipients are required to attend the conference. The awards include travel, lodging, conference registration, and a one-year affiliation with AAC&U, including subscriptions to all AAC&U periodicals. The awards are announced in December, and recipients of the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Awards will be recognized at, and will participate in, AAC&U’s Annual Meeting in January 2020. If you have questions, please contact Suzanne Hyers at hyers@aacu.org or call AAC&U at (202) 387-3760.

June 2019

Congratulations to Phase 2 iJOBS trainee Anika Haq Alam who is doing an internship at Evonik Corporation in the Formulation and Application Services.

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 a post by Monal Mehta introducing herself as part of the blog team.

Postdoc positions at Wuxiapptec
Postdoctoral Scientist – Analytical Development – Virology

  • Designs, plans, authors, executes, and leads internal research & development studies in the Analytical Development Virology team. This position specifically focuses on driving method efficiency in Virology. Candidate will also author and assist in the execution of assay qualifications under very limited supervision. Acts as a Technical Reviewer and assay trainer. Partners with Testing Operations during assay transfer and qualification activities. Must be highly skilled in cell-based virus titration assays.
  • See attached for details. To apply, click here.
Postdoctoral Scientist – Analytical Development – Molecular Biology
  • Designs, plans, authors, executes, and leads internal research & development studies in the Analytical Development team. This position specifically focuses on driving method efficiency in Virology and Molecular Biology. Candidate will also author and assist in the execution of assay qualifications under very limited supervision. Acts as a Technical Reviewer and assay trainer. Partners with Testing Operations during assay transfer and qualification activities. Must be highly skilled in quantitative PCR.
  • See attached for details. To apply, click here.
For more information, contact Alex Griffin, Associate Director of Talent Acquisition. Alex.Griffin@wuxiapptec.com

Science and Politics Summer Training at The Eagleton Institute of Politics
The Science and Politics Summer Training is specifically designed for graduate students and PhD-level scientists to gain an understanding of the political landscape of New Jersey and to learn how to become engaged in the evidence-based policymaking process. Through one-week seminar and workshop series, participants will gain deepened insight into the structure and workings of NJ politics and government, elevate their skills in effective science communication, and get connected with government leaders and policymakers. Dates are Monday July 15-Friday July 19. Please see attached flyer for detailed schedule. For its inaugural year, the training is free with complimentary breakfasts and lunches. To register and for more information, please contact Anna Dulencin, PhD anna.dulencin@eagleton.rutgers.edu.

German Academic Exchange service (DAAD)
This year we offer a “Postdoctoral Researchers’ Networking Tour” for postdocs working related to Artificial Intelligence and “Industry 4.0” who are interested in job opportunities in Germany (academic and non-academic).

  • a practice orientated and diverse programme to suit the requirements of the participants
  • coverage of programme related costs in Germany (accommodation, domestic travel, most meals)
  • a lump sum travel allowance if such costs are not borne by a third party. This will also be provided if the stay is extended by up to five working days in order to allow for additional professional networking.
The dates of the tour are 09/22/2019 – 09/28/2019, the application deadline is July 29, 2019.
Detailed information is available at this site.

BioNJ's NEW Talent Services Career Portal!
Click here to check it out! Featuring a state-of-the-art platform, you'll enjoy a sophisticated search engine and many, many user-friendly features and benefits -- including being able to set up personal job alerts! Finding your next career opportunity has never been easier. You'll enjoy:

  • Access to leading life sciences companies looking for talent in New Jersey
  • An advanced search engine with intuitive job matching
  • Easy resume/cover letter upload and quick apply with user profile
  • Job alerts and enhanced tracking system
  • Ability to look for a new job anonymously
  • LinkedIn or Facebook sign up
  • Free resume critique & job search resources
  • Available internship & fellowship opportunities
  • Live chat support

June 2019

Governor Phil Murphy was named BIO Governor of the Year amongst all governors in the country for encouraging the growth of the biopharma industry in New Jersey. Click here to read more.

Congratulations to iJOBS SciPhD trainee Csanad Gurdon who is starting a job as a Senior Scientist at AeroFarms in Newark.

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 a post by Abla Tannous about an iJOBS workshop on interview and career acceleration strategies.

Jobs at Medical Writer at CSL in King of Prussia, PA
If you are interested in the position below, please connect with iJOBS alum, Jillian Whitby and send her your resume at jillianwhidby@gmail.com. The Senior Medical Writer provides innovative leadership to the cross-functional clinical program team, and drives the provision of medical writing services to a clinical program. The incumbent is responsible for the efficient preparation of high-quality, strategically aligned medical writing deliverables that support the clinical development, clinical safety and regulatory requirements of a clinical program. He or she is also responsible for the messaging strategy across a program of work, for the provision of strategic input into the development of clinical development plans and submission plans, and for analyzing proposed plans, programs, individual studies and related documents for their ability to deliver the information required by the target audience (i.e., regulatory authority) in a compelling fashion with accuracy and consistency. The incumbent will ensure that strategically aligned communication points are conveyed in medical writing deliverables and that the communication points are consistent across program documentation. He / she will mitigate risk associated with medical writing and disclosure processes by establishing and maintaining Best Practices and SOPs. This role has global responsibilities, including participation in global teams and interaction with regulatory agencies in multiple regions. This role reports to the Director of Medical Writing and Disclosure. While it is preferable that these positions sit "in house" in our King of Prussia location, we will consider candidates who prefer to work remotely on a regular basis.
Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • the efficient preparation of medical writing deliverables for assigned clinical program(s) according to budget and timelines
  • program forecasting, budgeting, and provides support to MWD management in resource planning
  • collaboration and strategic partnership with Global Therapeutic Area Leads, Global Clinical Program Directors and Clinical Safety Physicians to ensure understanding of program strategy and the nature of medical writing services required to deliver on company objectives
  • provides input into medical writing vendor selection, defines the scope of work to be outsourced, and is responsible for medical writing vendor oversight on the outsourced deliverables
  • Drives and develops the messaging strategy within the therapeutic area to ensure effective communication (i.e., CDP, submissions, briefing books, risk management plans, responses to HA questions) underpins successful clinical development.
  • Interfaces with Global Therapeutic Area Heads, Global Clinical Program Directors and Clinical Safety Physicians to ensure that the communication needs for clinical data are considered early in the development program to enable consistency of data presentation and messaging throughout the clinical development process.
  • Leads cross-functional teams to develop a messaging strategy across a program of work (e.g., building a clinical submission or a data disclosure plan)
  • Analyses proposed plans, programs, individual studies and related documents for their ability to deliver the information required by the target audience (i.e., regulatory authority) in a compelling fashion with accuracy and consistency.
  • Critiques ability of product strategy (e.g., submission plans) to deliver on business objectives or meet regulatory needs, and identify where new, additional or alternative arguments are needed
  • Responsible for aligning, coordinating and building consistent information and messages across all individual documents within a clinical program, starting with initial strategic plans, continuing through study level documents to final program level deliverables (i.e., regulatory submission or publication of key journal articles for a publication plan).
  • Understands where all intended messages will be located across individual documents within a clinical program, and ensures alignment of messages across documents.
  • Builds convincing clinical or regulatory arguments using logic, analogy and therapeutic area science.
  • Understands issues affecting the design of clinical development strategy, and understands how study design, data capture and statistical analysis plan design will affect downstream documents.
  • Responsible for ensuring that statements included in the deliverables are accurate and supported by appropriate data.
  • Sets program-level standards (e.g., style convention)
  • Accountable for medical writing deliverable quality and ensures work on assigned projects adheres to departmental procedures / practices, and industry / international standards.
  • Participates in the development, implementation and communication of Best Practices, SOPs, templates, work instructions, style guides and content guides to ensure efficient preparation of high quality medical writing deliverables.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining collaborative relationships with medical writing partner(s) (CRO, vendor, alliance partner, etc.) to ensure an effective, efficient, productive and professional working relationship.
  • Participant in bid defense, contract development, work alignment and / or operation meetings.
  • Negotiate with partner to determine the timeline that will be used for document delivery.
  • Mediate disagreement and conflict among team and partner by negotiating, persuading and facilitating the open exchange of ideas and opinions in order to come to consensus.
  • Cultivates an understanding of modern medical writing processes and solutions through survey of relevant literature, attendance at meetings and use of international external networks.
  • Responsible for continual improvement of in-house medical writing.
  • Provides expert medical writing support to other CR&D and CSL groups where required.
Education:
  • Post-graduate qualifications (PhD or MD) preferred
Experience:
  • A minimum of 5 years medical writing experience within the biopharmaceutical industry or a contract research organization.
  • A solid understanding of the clinical development process, including the documents that are required at each stage.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Mastery of the English language, with a comprehensive understanding of English grammar and punctuation.
  • Expert MS Office skills with a special focus on word processing, tables, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics and templates.
  • Prior experience with submissions in Common Technical Document (CTD) format.
To apply, click here.

Want to be a Medical Science Liaison (MSL)? Exclusive Opportunity for iJOBS trainees - Deadline to register July
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 a 1.5 hr webinar at various times from June 22-24th entitled “How to Become and Medical Science Liaison without prior pharma experience”. Be sure to register for this free webinar to learn if you are interested in this career.
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.
Silver: $599 - $300 from Rutgers - $100 from FSTP = $199 for trainee
Gold: $999 - $300 from Rutgers - $200 from FSTP = $499 for trainee
Platinum: $1499 - $300 from Rutgers - $300 from FSTP = $899 for trainee
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 by July 10.

Insight Fellows Program
Insight offers tuition-free fellowships for graduating students looking to transition to thriving careers as data scientists, engineers, and other cutting-edge professionals. We’re excited to now offer seven different programs across six cities within the U.S. and Canada, as well as a remote program.
Since 2012, we have helped over 2000 Insight Fellows meet, interview, and join teams at over 700 leading companies.
- 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 Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Github, Slack, 23andMe, Twitter, Bloomberg, NBC, Pinterest, Microsoft, Wayfair and 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: June 24 (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

June 2019

Congratulations iJOBS SciPhD participant Hamidah Raduwan who is now working as a research scientist at L2 Diagnostics in New Haven, Connecticut.

One of our alumni, Aditi Dubey, who is a postdoc at NYU wrote an article for American Society for Cell Biology about how to maximize your postdoc to launch your career.

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 a post by Vicky Kanta about an iJOBS workshop on using StrengthsFinder to help identify the right job for you.

The Associate Program Officer at Helmsley Charitable Trust
The Helmsley Charitable Trust (Helmsley) is hiring three Associate Program Officers (APOs) for their Crohn’s Disease Program. To date, the program, which has rapidly become the largest private foundation funder in Crohn’s, has awarded over $250 million to scientists and clinicians across the globe. APOs will provide programmatic support for the grantmaking process, as well as help to identify and develop new initiatives focusing on therapeutics, prevention, and diagnostics of Crohn’s disease.
Ideal candidates have completed a PhD and have a strong science background. Knowledge of Crohn’s disease, inflammatory conditions, and/or immunology is preferred but not required. The Crohn’s APO roles are based in Helmsley’s main office in Manhattan.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume at at www.helmsleytrust.org/jobs-helmsley. See attached for full description. If you’d like more information about these opportunities, please reach out to Helmsley’s HR Manager, Sarah Sprott at ssprott@helmsleytrust.org.

Internship at Nucleus Global as a medical writer
There’s still time to secure a great paid summer internship! We have exciting opportunities available for qualified students who may be interested in the medical communications industry as a future career. Nucleus Global, a leading independent healthcare communications group with approximately 700 employees around the globe, is offering paid internships for a select few candidates to work in our Hamilton, NJ, Atlanta, GA and San Francisco, CA offices. Our seasoned scientific and account management staff are ready to mentor and eager to share their many years of knowledge and expertise with a group of passionate, inquisitive interns who are interested in learning more about our industry and potential future careers in medical writing or project management/client services.

As a Medical Writer Intern, you will be a part of a dynamic team of medical communications experts With guidance and support from more senior scientific colleagues, you will be exposed to aspects of the medical communications field and help support the Scientific team in the development of a variety of materials, such as journal manuscripts, learning resources, slide kits and posters and presentations for medical conferences. As a Medical Writer intern, you will develop fundamental skills related to internal and external stakeholder communications, gain experience in working in a fast-paced team dynamic, and complete assigned tasks that contribute to the success of the business.

Nucleus Global’s internship program is open to rising seniors as well as graduate students in good standing (minimum GPA of 3.0) majoring in one of the life sciences (e.g. Biology, Neuroscience).

Our ideal candidates will be:

  • Passionate about learning
  • Self-starters who are flexible, accountable and able to effectively handle multiple tasks at one time
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work in a dynamic, fast changing environment
  • Team players with excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and work well in a cross functional environment
  • Experienced with using Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
For immediate consideration, please submit your resume to: uscareers@nucleus-global.com. For more information, contact recruiter Robert Marchese, Robert.Marchese@nucleuscentral.com.

CDC Laboratory Leadership Service positions
CDC’s Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS) provides PhD scientists with training in laboratory science and quality management, biosafety, and leadership. During the two-year experiential learning program, LLS fellows provide on-the-job service to CDC and state and local public health laboratories. LLS fellows are guided by a comprehensive curriculum and learn through field experiences and domestic or international emergency responses. Become a leader who makes an impact in the laboratory and beyond. Apply now through June 27, 2019 to be part of the Class of 2020. For questions about the LLS program, please visit our website or email lls@cdc.gov.

Science Career Fair at Harvard University
Date: Thursday, June 21, 2019
Location: Harvard Campus, Northwest Building, B100, Cambridge, MA
Time: 11:00 am – 6:30 pm EST
JOB SEEKERS! Science Careers has partnered with Harvard University and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Postdoctoral Association (FASPDA) to produce a unique career fair open to all. Join us for a chance to meet with top scientific organizations and get important advice from career experts. The combination of valuable career development seminars, company presentations, poster sessions, and employer exhibits makes this a free "must-attend" event for scientists. Click here to learn more.

BioNJ's NEW Talent Services Career Portal!
Click here to check it out! Featuring a state-of-the-art platform, you'll enjoy a sophisticated search engine and many, many user-friendly features and benefits -- including being able to set up personal job alerts! Finding your next career opportunity has never been easier. You'll enjoy:

  • Access to leading life sciences companies looking for talent in New Jersey
  • An advanced search engine with intuitive job matching
  • Easy resume/cover letter upload and quick apply with user profile
  • Job alerts and enhanced tracking system
  • Ability to look for a new job anonymously
  • LinkedIn or Facebook sign up
  • Free resume critique & job search resources
  • Available internship & fellowship opportunities
  • Live chat support

May 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 Abla Tannous about an iJOBS workshop by Dennis Mangan about turning science into stories.

Executive Presence and Building High-Performing Teams Workshop and Dinner”, hosted by BioKatalyst
Register NOW for the “Executive Presence and Building High-Performing Teams Workshop and Dinner”, hosted by BioKatalyst on June 22nd from 2:00pm at Crown Plaza Edison! Feel free to share the link with colleagues and friends, who may benefit from this interactive learning opportunity. Our speaker, Steve Lishansky, is a Hall-of-Fame Executive Coach, Award Winning Professional Speaker, Strategic Planning Innovator, and Author of an Amazon #1 Best-Seller! In the past 26 years, he has worked with clients from more than 45 countries, as the C-level Advisor to Fortune 1000, fast-growth entrepreneurial companies, and many top healthcare leaders! Our speaker, Tom Dyer, has worked with commercial and medical functions in Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and start-up enterprises. He has facilitated development trainings through translators in different cultures, focused on permanent changes necessary to create results, and specialized in working through delicate blocks to collaboration. The event is sponsored by BioKatalyst with nominal fees and limited seats! Please click the following link to register.

Industrial Post-doc Position in Paris with the Marie Curie Individual Fellowships
The grant specifically aims at financing innovative research projects with an emphasis on enhancing career perspectives of the candidates. Of note, candidates from any nationality and any age willing to develop a project in Europe are eligible for this application. This funding will result in a two-year post-doctoral appointment in our headquarters in Paris, where the selected candidate will conduct innovative research related to aging science using organ-on-chip systems and receive training in business and entrepreneurship. Our company, Elvesys, is a young biotech company specializing in microfluidics. The company also places a strong focus on developing the entrepreneurial skills of their research fellows.You can find more information directly on the website of the MSCA IF 2019 call or contact Jessica Acache contact@microfluidics-valley.com.

New Jersey Innovation Research Fellowship Program
The New Jersey department of labor recently launched a new 24 month grant fellowship program aimed at final year graduate students and recent doctoral recipients (within 12 months). The NJ Innovation Research Fellowship Program grant is designed to help New Jersey’s startup businesses and provide encouragement to more established New Jersey businesses to continue driving innovation--as well as, to encourage Ph.D. candidates (degree within 12 months) and doctoral degree (have just received a Ph.D. degree within the past 12 months) and the companies who hire them remain and do business in New Jersey. Your pre or post Ph.D. fellow must be hired by the business. Additionally, all applications submitted must be completed jointly by the employer and the research fellow. The IRFP grant monies are used by the employer primarily as salary to the fellow.
TIMETABLE AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

SUBMISSION APPLICATION DUE AWARDS MADE
First Round July 1, 2019 - 3:00 p.m. August 2019
Second Round November 18, 2019 - 3:00 p.m. January 2020

Click here to learn more.

Rutgers I-Corp
Applications are now open for the next 4-week Rutgers I-Corps Site Program, Summer Cohort 5 in July on Busch Campus which will really help your explore the market potential of your innovation with Lean Startup training, up to $2500 travel reimbursement for Customer Discovery, and future funding opportunities for your innovation! If you are thinking about how to best transition your innovation from the lab to market, the Rutgers I-Corps Site Program is a great place to start! See attached flyer. For more info or to apply, click here: http://oed.rutgers.edu/content/rutgers-i-corps-site.

Rutgers Industry Connect Pilot Program
There is an upcoming Rutgers: Industry Connect Pilot Program in June regarding the Medical Device & Manufacturing Conference & Expo (MD&M East), the largest MedTech event on the East Coast in Jacob Javitz Center in New York City that only comes once a year. (see attached flyer for details and Eventbrite Link, deadline May 27). Researchers can identify and connect with industrial partners with varied expertise to help create prototypes or hire contract work for very specific research needs or overcome technical challenges. If you have any questions, please reach out to:
m.deguzman@rutgers.edu for Mark DeGuzman, Program Manager lori.dars@rutgers.edu for Lori Dars, Program Director

BioNJ Jobs Board
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May 2019

Job as Scientist at BioAegis in NJ
BioAegis Therapeutics is looking for a scientist to join a small, dedicated team developing a recombinant human protein currently in clinical development. 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 with the opportunity to learn new skills. Candidates should have the ability to exercise independent judgment regarding interpretation and optimization of experimental designs and data. Experience in assay development and biochemistry required. Strong background in immunology and metabolic disease a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop and validate assays for protein
  • Analyze, summarize and present data
  • Contribute to collaborations with academic centers and analytical laboratories
  • Write or contribute to grant applications
  • Write development and validation reports and SOPs, as needed
Experience and Required Skills:
  • Bachelors, masters, and doctoral candidates will be considered
  • Strong laboratory and analytical skills and knowledge of scientific fundamentals
  • Understanding of GLP methods and assay validation, as well as experience with ELISA, Western blot, fluorescence methodology, HPLC desired
  • Experience in the development/validation of assays in a regulated environment under GLPs
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, ability to multitask
  • Ability to maintain detailed lab notebook and keep a safe lab environment
  • Ability to effectively interact with colleagues in a team environment
  • Ability to independently plan, supervise and direct projects to completion, within required timelines, is essential
If interested, please reach out to Jeremy Pronchik, PhD at jpronchik@bioaegistx.com with your resume/CV.

Job as Associate Program Officer at the Helmsley Charitable Trust in NYC
We have three Associate Program Officer (APO) opportunities available on the Crohn’s team. Helmsley has nearly $6 billion in assets and aspires to improve lives by supporting exceptional efforts in the U.S. and around the world in health and select place-based initiatives. Our Crohn’s Disease program, led by Dr. Garabet Yeretssian, is the largest private foundation funder in Crohn’s disease globally. Our Crohn’s APOs are responsible for helping to source and manage grants in therapeutics, diagnostics, prevention, and disease management. Ideally, we’re looking for individuals with experience in biomedical sciences to engage leading researchers in basic, clinical and translational research in the Crohn’s disease field.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely, confidential and effective grants management processes
  • Assist Program Officers and other team members with the grants process, which includes working with applicants to prepare project proposals and budgets for review
  • Collaborate with grantees and internal departments to track grant progress and ensure progress reports and payments are processed in a timely manner
  • Respond to grant inquiries
  • Assist with landscape assessments in order to identify new funding opportunities
  • Represent Helmsley at conferences and site visits
  • Write memos related to grantee interactions, progress reports and potential grant recommendations
  • responsibilities related to the above and to other areas as needed
Experience and Qualifications:
  • Completion of an advanced degree (Master’s degree or higher) and experience in biomedical research or related field required
  • Knowledge of Crohn’s disease is preferred but not required
  • Background in the nonprofit or foundation sectors and grantmaking is a plus
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, and have strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must demonstrate excellent written and oral presentation skills for both technical and lay audiences
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative, prioritize and accurately complete multiple tasks, and work under deadlines
  • A strong team player with a diplomatic, professional manner
Application Process The Associate Program Officer position is based at Helmsley’s main office in New York City. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume (in Word or PDF format) at www.helmsleytrust.org/jobs-helmsley. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Helmsley does not provide visa sponsorship for employment. For more information, please contact Sarah Sprott, HR Manager ssprott@helmsleytrust.org

May 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 Jennifer Casiano-Matos about how to develop your exit strategy.

Job as Senior Scientist, Protein Engineer at 4Catalyzer in CT
As a Senior Scientist you will play a key role in pushing the boundaries of our core product. Your responsibilities include evolving and creating novel proteins and enzymes to perform functions never done before. With a world-class team to work with, your contributions are key to executing our roadmap quickly and getting many products to market. Your products will be used to save people's lives all around the world. We provide visa assistance for non­-U.S. applicants Our competitive compensation plan includes salary, stock options and outstanding benefits.

  • Proficient in the expression and purification of novel proteins and enzymes
  • Expertise in non-natural amino acid incorporation using the amber codon method or other techniques
  • Experience with bioconjugation of small molecules and macromolecules to site specific amino acids
  • Ability to independently design and bring up key assays to test protein functionality
  • Proficiency in all modern molecular biology techniques and instrumentation
  • Ability to work in a multidiscipline environment
  • PhD in Biochemistry, Biophysics, or Chemistry
  • To apply, click here


Job as Research Scientist, Biochemistry at 4Catalyzer in CT
As a Research Scientist, you will work with our senior research staff to push the boundaries of our core product. Your responsibilities include DNA cloning, protein purification, operating lab instrumentation, performing biochemical assays, and collecting data. With a world-class team to work with, your contributions are key to executing our roadmap quickly and getting many products to market. The products you help develop will be used to save people's lives all around the world.

  • BA, BS, or MS in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related field
  • Minimum two years post-graduate work experience
  • Strong basic molecular biology skills including PCR and DNA cloning
  • PCR, Plasmid Design and Sequencing
  • Protein Expression and Purification (AKTA experience a plus)
  • Protein Characterization (SDS-PAGE, Qubit/Nanodrop, Fluorescence and/or Gel-based Assays)
  • Experience setting up and operating lab instrumentation
  • At home in a highly multidisciplinary environment
  • Tenacity to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • To apply, click here

New Fellowships for PhD scientists to work at pharma companies in NJ
This new opportunity provides money to companies to hire PhD level students and postdocs to work in the company and cover their salaries. The Innovation and Research Fellowship Program (IRFP) grant funds are provided to support technological research and the innovation ecosystem in New Jersey and to encourage Ph.D. candidates/graduates to continue their research in fellowship with New Jersey’s science and technology companies. The IRFP grant monies shall be used by the grantee employer primarily as salary to the fellow. Upon showing good cause by the applicant employer within the body of the IRFP grant application, the expenditure for equipment and/or conference attendance of an amount that is five percent of the total grant amount may be authorized at the discretion of the Commissioner. Research fellowship grants may be issued for up to two years each and shall be used primarily for research and innovation. Under no circumstances shall IRFP grant monies be used by the grantee employer for capital purchases. The total amount of funding available in Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019) is estimated to be $1,500,000. The source of funds is the Workforce Development Partnership Fund pursuant to section 9 of P.L. 1992, c.43 (C.34:15D-9). Subject to availability of funding the grant period may cover a 24-month period. The grant award period begins June 2019. Click here to learn more.

May 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 Deepshikha Mishra about iJOBS alumna Ina Nikolaeva who is an Associate Scientific Director at Healthcare Consultancy Group.

Opening on organizing committee for GRO Biopharma Symposium
Want to help with plan the next GRO Biopharma symposium? We have had an iJOBS participant help plan it the past two years. If you have questions about it, Shekerah Primus helped with it this year and she just got a job at Genewiz so that you could be you next year! (shekerah@gmail.com). This is a chance to work with NYC grad students and postdocs to invite pharma speakers so you can make connections. You also gain leadership and teamwork skills in planning the event. They meet in NYC about once a month to do the planning. If you are interested, please contact janet.alder@rutgers.edu

Technical Support Scientist at Advanced Cell Diagnostics
Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc. (ACD) is a leader in the field of molecular pathology and tissue-based diagnostics. Our core RNAscope® technology is the world’s first multiplex fluorescent and chromogenic in situ hybridization platform capable of detecting and quantifying RNA biomarkers in situ at single molecule sensitivity. RNAscope® is an ideal platform for developing the next generation of tissue-based companion diagnostics. We are committed to continued innovation to bridge the gap between basic research and clinical medicine to fulfill the promise of personalized medicine.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Serves as the primary customer contact on application and support related issues. Responsible for providing technical support and guidance to customers on the operation and maintenance of Advanced Cell Diagnostics product lines. This position will be based in Newark, California.

  • Provide application assistance, product training and system troubleshooting for Advanced Cell Diagnostics scientific product lines (RNAscope® and BaseScope™ via phone, email and on-site visits.
  • Act as primary contact for customers regarding technical issues, as well as provide scientific consultation regarding use of the Advanced Cell Diagnostics scientific product lines for research use only
  • Ensure customer service excellence and guaranteed response times by actively monitoring support emails, phone calls and ensuring all issues are resolved in a timely and comprehensive manner.
  • Log, track and identify frequently occurring, high impact support issues and communicate through appropriate channels for resolution using the Salesforce CRM (Customer Relationship Management) database
  • Act as liaison role with Sales, Marketing and R&D groups to provide feedback on product performance
  • Perform in-situ hybridization staining assays for escalated troubleshooting cases, customer service projects and product demonstrations for potential clients
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the technical support team’s knowledge database
  • Participate in technical training of new hires regarding Advanced Cell Diagnostics scientific product lines
QUALIFICATIONS
  • PhD with 0+ or MS with 5+ years of lab experience focused on molecular biology and biochemistry as a key component. PhD preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of laboratory experience with experimental design, cell, and molecular techniques.
  • Must be very adept at diagnosing, troubleshooting, and solving complex technical problems with a variety of biological assays.
  • Experience with assay development, particularly tissue and cell-based assays
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Preference for experience in pathology, histology and tissue analysis, including preparation of tissues and reagents for IHC, ISH, Imaging
  • Technical customer support (using defect tracking systems) or application development experience.
  • Highly self-directed, conscientious, articulate, and possesses excellent presentation and teaching skills.
  • Committed to total customer satisfaction with outstanding interpersonal skills and professionalism.
  • A team player
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to travel ~30% of time
Please send resume to hr.ACD@bio-techne.com. See attached description. If you can questions, you can write to iJOBS alum Tapan Shah shahtapan1210@gmail.com.

Women in STEM Empowerment Summit
Join Fox Rothschild and Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs for a day of inspiration, education and networking. Attendees will develop new connections and leave with valuable takeaways, including best practices, tools and strategies for career advancement. To learn more, click here. June 19 from 9:30-4:30pm at the Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs, 3030 College Road East, Suite A, Princeton. There is no charge to attend this event. Agenda subject to change. To register, click here.

  • 9:30 am Registration & Breakfast
  • 10 am Panel 1 Populating the Pipeline: Challenges & Solutions for Women in STEM
  • 11 am Break
  • 11:15 am Panel 2 Together We Rise: Achieving Collective Success
  • 12:30 pm Lunch & Keynote Speaker (Jennifer Howland, Executive, Pathways Program IBM)
  • 1:45 pm Panel 3 At the Pinnacle of Success: Tales From STEM Innovators
  • 3 pm Networking Reception

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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

LinkedIn Profile Development Workshop through 2Actify
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Job board at BioNJ
Please click here to see recent job postings for fresh PhDs and postdocs.

November 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 Helena Mello about listening to STEM podcasts.

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

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-Mattos about about learning to be assertive and get what you need in lab and life..

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
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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
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