April 2017

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

3rd Annual BioResearch Product Faire
Rutgers University, Piscataway Township
When:   Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Where:  Busch Campus Center 604 Bartholomew Rd
Time:   10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Stop by the event to:
* Network with other Researchers
* View Product Demonstrations
* Connect with Industry Experts
* Discover New Research Tools
* Learn Troubleshooting Skills
* Hear About Laboratory Services
* Learn about Career Opportunities
Using the right tools for your research saves you time at the bench.
**THIS EVENT IS FREE & (NEW this year) INCLUDES AN EXTENSIVE BUFFET OF
REFRESHMENTS**
http://mailtrack.me/tracking/raWzMz50paMkCGZ1AGZmZGD3BQRzMKWjqzA2pzSaqaR9AQL5AmH3BQH0Way2LKu2pG0kZwRjAmHkZQRkZRR

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

 

 

Medical Device Industry Panel Discussion: Challenges, Opportunities and Careers

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

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

 

March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

 

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Feburary 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

ACA Event about Students2Science in Newark 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Janurary 2017

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

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



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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 2016

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

Sent on behalf of the RWJMS/Rutgers Postdoctoral Career Development Program.
Martha Soto, Ph.D., Director
Tina Cicolella, Staff Assistant
and on behalf of the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) of Rutgers-RWJMS
PDA Officers : Dr. Frank Kung, Dr. Abla Tannous, Dr. Amber Krauchunas,
Dr. Itzamarie Chevere-Torres, and Dr. Ellen Rubinstein

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Postdoctoral Fellowship
Applications are now open, and close December 15th, 2016. See attached for details.
https://www.regeneron.com/postdoctoral-training-program

Two positions at Bristol Myers Squibb Sr Research Scientist I (Req. ID 1603805)
Research Scientist position (Req ID 1604241)
Locations: Princeton, New Jersey
Drug Discovery Research
BMS Oncology Discovery research is seeking an individual to play a key contributing role in advancing an innovative oncology drug discovery pipeline. The candidate is expected to have a comprehensive understanding of signaling pathways and cancer biology. The candidate will engage with a research team to craft and test hypotheses to demonstrate cancer dependence in clinically relevant models. Research efforts will be focused on the intersection of cancer biology/genetics and immune-oncology. In addition to support of target identification and validation projects, the candidate will have opportunities to contribute to preclinical drug development programs. BMS is a highly matrixed organization and the successful candidate will be expected to work productively with other functional lines.
Demonstrated capabilities of technical skills including cell culture, somatic genetic analysis (e.g., CRISPr, si, sh RNA knockdown and rescue), Western blot or other protein analytical methods, protein biochemistry, assay design and development and biological applications to advance cancer discovery are required.

Innovation Summit
On November 2nd, NJBIA will be hosting its Second Annual Innovation Summit held at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The half day event will bring together business, academia and government to share how our high tech companies can flourish in New Jersey's Innovation Ecosystem.
The day will begin with a keynote address from Celgene's Executive Chairman, Robert Hugin, discussing the international corporation's New Jersey roots and secret to its Garden State success. This will be followed by two expert panel discussions on how startups and business of all sizes can find funding and maintain their entrepreneurial spirit, necessary for innovation.
The event will conclude with a networking lunch and an opportunity to tour the Plasma Physics Laboratory.
Click here to learn more.

November 2016

Opportunity for experience helping a media company work with a pharma client
Skye Multimedia is a company that develops eLearning applications for Pharma companies and they have had a recent request looking for expertise in CIEF (capillary imaging electrophoresis). Their client uses this new technology to help confirm the purity of one of their products and they need training on the scientific principles and techniques of the assay. They are looking for someone who could be a subject matter expert (SME) to work with their instructional designers to help develop the storyboards that they use to build the training.
If you are using CIEF or are knowledgeable about it and would like to get involved, please let Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu) know ASAP. This is time sensitive.

Wuxi Apptec is coming to Rutgers on Nov, 7th Monday (TODAY!) from 12:00-2:00 pm for a networking and on-campus recruitment event. There are more than 40 jobs opened both in US (NJ, PA, CA) and China (Shanghai, Tianjin, Wuhan etc) covering biomedical sciences, bioinformatics, biostatistics etc. Anyone would like to be networking with industry professionals is encouraged to attend. Please fill in this online sign up form.
Also see attached for job postings at Wuxi.

The Dedham Group is hiring life sciences management consulting.
http://www.dedhamgroup.com/careers/
TDG will not sponsor H-1b visas.

Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a video series produced by iBiology that features young scientists giving talksa bout their research and discoveries. It is a great opportunity for graduate students and postdocs interested in science communication and in sharing their work with an international audience of students, scientists, and educators. The YSS is a collaboration between the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and iBiology. The winners will also receive a $500 honorarium. More information about the YSS and application details can be found at: bit.ly/ibioyss.
Applications will be accepted October 12 through December 15, 2016. To watch the videos of the Young Scientist Seminars please visit: bit.ly/youngscisem

Postdoc job postings at Merck
https://merck.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=POS000214&lang=en&sns_id=mailto

BioNJ's Inspiring Women in STEM Conference co-sponsored by iJOBS
The keynote speaker will be Christi Shaw who has held leadership positions at Novartis, Johnson & Johnson and Eli Lilly and the panel of speakers will include Maria Qadri, who is a current iJOBS trainee! This conference bring together professionals of all levels for an empowering and memorable program designed to encourage and support women involved in all aspects of STEM from biotech, pharmaceutical, chemistry, medical device, technology companies, as well as universities, medical and research institutions. http://bionj.org/event/inspiring-women-in-stem-conference
iJOBS will be able to get for 1 or 2 trainees in complementary. Please let Janet Alder know if you are interested (janet.alder@rutgers.edu) December 2 from 8:30am - 4pm



November 2016

Postdoc Career Development Luncheon
Friday November 18, 2016, 12-1:30
Location: Dean's Conference Room, 1st Floor, 675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway 08854
TOPIC: Advice from former Rutgers Postdocs:
How to get the most from your postdoc years & how to find that perfect job
SPEAKERS:
Dr. Matthew Marcello, Assistant Professor, Pace U., NY
Dr. Eric Ho, Assistant Professor, Lafayette U., PA
Dr. Krishna Tobon, CyberSorbent, NJ
Three former Rutgers Postdocs, and past PDA Presidents, will return to share their advice for current postdocs on how to get the most from your postdoc years, effective strategies for the job search, and reflections on how they chose their current jobs.
Sent on behalf of the RWJMS/Rutgers Postdoctoral Career Development Program.
Martha Soto, Ph.D., Director
Tina Cicolella, Staff Assistant
and on behalf of the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) of Rutgers-RWJMS PDA Officers : Dr. Frank Kung, Dr. Abla Tannous, Dr. Amber Krauchunas, Dr. Itzamarie Chevere-Torres, and Dr. Ellen Rubinstein

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Postdoctoral Fellowship
Applications are now open, and close December 15th, 2016.
See attached for details.
https://www.regeneron.com/postdoctoral-training-program

Two positions at Bristol Myers Squibb
Sr Research Scientist I (Req. ID 1603805)
Research Scientist position (Req ID 1604241)
Locations: Princeton, New Jersey
Drug Discovery Research
BMS Oncology Discovery research is seeking an individual to play a key contributing role in advancing an innovative oncology drug discovery pipeline. The candidate is expected to have a comprehensive understanding of signaling pathways and cancer biology. The candidate will engage with a research team to craft and test hypotheses to demonstrate cancer dependence in clinically relevant models. Research efforts will be focused on the intersection of cancer biology/genetics and immune-oncology. In addition to support of target identification and validation projects, the candidate will have opportunities to contribute to preclinical drug development programs. BMS is a highly matrixed organization and the successful candidate will be expected to work productively with other functional lines.
Demonstrated capabilities of technical skills including cell culture, somatic genetic analysis (e.g., CRISPr, si, sh RNA knockdown and rescue), Western blot or other protein analytical methods, protein biochemistry, assay design and development and biological applications to advance cancer discovery are required.

Innovation Summit
On November 2nd, NJBIA will be hosting its Second Annual Innovation Summit held at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The half day event will bring together business, academia and government to share how our high tech companies can flourish in New Jersey's Innovation Ecosystem.
The day will begin with a keynote address from Celgene's Executive Chairman, Robert Hugin, discussing the international corporation's New Jersey roots and secret to its Garden State success. This will be followed by two expert panel discussions on how startups and business of all sizes can find funding and maintain their entrepreneurial spirit, necessary for innovation.
The event will conclude with a networking lunch and an opportunity to tour the Plasma Physics Laboratory.
Click here to learn more.

Eavesdropping on Investors' Closed-door Discussions
Tuesday November 1st, 2016 5:30PM

Hear what happens behind closed doors after a start-up company presents to an investor group!
Usually after the company representatives leave the room, the investors have a private discussion to decide whether the opportunity merits further investigation and possible investment. 1st Pitch Life Science offers presenters and audience members the chance to hear what happens in those closed-door discussions, and to learn what really matters to investors.
1st Pitch Life Science is organized by MABA (Mid Atlantic Bio Angels), a life science investor group, to encourage and educate aspiring life science entrepreneurs who know they may be too early to seek investment but want the opportunity to practice their pitch and to receive constructive criticism from experienced and knowledgeable professionals.

Presenting at 1st Pitch Life Science allows early stage life science entrepreneurs to:

  • Try out a pitch where no money is immediately at stake
  • Hear what investors and audience members think of their presentation and opportunity
  • Receive early, constructive feedback from knowledgeable and experienced industry people (including representatives from Mid Atlantic Bio Angels)
  • Potentially connect with advisors/mentors and other team members who may be interested in supporting the company’s efforts and adding value at an early stage
Audience members get to hear how entrepreneurs are pursuing new science and new business opportunities and to provide their own feedback regarding the value and effectiveness of those efforts. The audience votes on a “Best in Show” company which will advance to an annual “Best of the Best/People’s Choice” competition.
There is no downside – no investor rejection, no lost opportunities. Just good advice and potential connections that a company can use to improve its strategy and presentation.

When:
Tuesday November 1st, 2016
5:30pm – Registration & Networking
6:00 – 8:00pm – Program
8:00 – 8:30pm – Networking

Where:
ILSE (Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship)
1075 Morris Avenue, STEM Bldg.
Union, New Jersey 07083
ILSE is conveniently located on the campus of Kean University, with easy access to the Garden State Parkway, NJ Turnpike and NJ Transit rail lines (with connections to NYC and Newark Penn Stations).

To present or sponsor, please email us at: NJinfo@1stpitchlifescience.com
Application to present: http://www.1stpitchlifescience.com/1st-pitch-application/
Registration: https://1stpitchnjnov2016.eventbrite.com


October 2016

Jobs at PPD labs in Biomarkers
PPD laboratories are expanding their biomarker services and have several open positions in the Richmond, VA and Highland Heights, KY (suburb of Cincinnati, OH) locations. They are looking for lab researchers with experience in Genomics, Ligand binding assays, Mass Spec or Flow cytometry.
Please see our PPD Careers page and search in the US with the key word "BIOMARKER".

Postdoc planning lunch
From Martha Soto: Thanks to everyone who participated in the September Welcome/ Orientation for new Postdocs. As you may know, this is an exciting year to be a Postdoc at Rutgers, as new Offices for Postdocs will be set up soon, and the Administrators and staff in charge want to hear from Postdocs. With this in mind, the Rutgers Postdoctoral Association (PDA) will use the October Monthly Luncheon for a PDA Organizing Session.
DATE: Friday October 21, 2016
TIME: 12-1:30
Location: CABM 010, 679 Hoes Lane
Topic: PDA Planning Luncheon
Do you know the perfect speaker for our Spring Symposium?
Or have cool ideas for our next great postdoc event?
Want to add a line to your C.V.?
The PDA wants you!
We’re looking for people to join us in making the PDA the voice of Rutgers postdocs.
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rutgers-post-doc-association-planningluncheon-tickets-28456503167
Lunch will be provided to those who register at the link.
Sponsored by the RBHS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs & RWJMS-Rutgers Postdoctoral Career Development Program.

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
Deadline: Nov 1
The fellowship program offers hands-on opportunities to apply your scientific knowledge and technical skills to important societal challenges. As a fellow, you will serve a yearlong assignment in a selected area of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the federal government in Washington, D.C., enhancing your professional influence by tackling problems and participating in policy development and implementation. For more information, visit the AAAS site and this document.

October 2016

Some exciting news it that our iJOBS trainee Urmimala Basu published an article in the Atlanta BEST magazine about transitions back and forth from Industry to Academia. Congrats Urmimala!

The Office of Research Commercialization Internship Program
This internship is designed for PhD students and postdocs interested in pursuing careers in Intellectual property, Business Development, or Academic Technology Transfer. See attached for details. Application deadline is Oct 10.

BioNJ's Inspiring Women in STEM Conference co-sponsored by iJOBS
December 2 from 8:30am - 4pm
The keynote speaker will be Christi Shaw who has held leadership positions at Novartis, Johnson & Johnson and Eli Lilly and the panel of speakers will include Maria Qadri, who is a current iJOBS trainee! This conference bring together professionals of all levels for an empowering and memorable program designed to encourage and support women involved in all aspects of STEM from biotech, pharmaceutical, chemistry, medical device, technology companies, as well as universities, medical and research institutions. Click here to register.

Two job postings at Seimens for a Senior Biochemist and for an Electrochemist
Senior Biochemist - A recent Ph.D. or post doctoral fellow with experience in biochemistry, clinical chemistry, chemistry or related field would be ideally suited for this technical position in Assay Development for an in vitro diagnostic industry.
Staff Technical Team Lead, is more specialized and specific to a Ph.D./post doctoral level candidate, additional industry experience is preferred . We are looking for an electrochemist to develop, test, characterize and support electrochemical ionophore based solid state sensors for measurement of electrolytes (such as sodium, potassium, chloride & ionized calcium).
Please apply using links above and additional questions can be directed to Sandra Lewisch, PhD.

Job posting for mathematical biology modeler at Sanofi
6 months full time in
Bridgewater, NJ
The candidate, working with Sanofi systems pharmacology modeling scientists, will enable the development of mathematical biology and pharmacology modeling platforms in a variety of disease areas, including cardiovascular, immunology and rare diseases. The individual will be involved with modeling, scientific computing and data science activities, enabling the development and implementation of models and model-based tools. Responsibilities include (1) building and extending systems pharmacology models to address development questions of interest, (2) running simulations using existing model platforms, based on project team needs, (3) developing algorithms and automating redundant processes to facilitate data integration, aggregation and formatting for use in model building and visualization efforts, (4) developing data science approaches to integrate and extract novel insights from data, These responsibilities will be essential to ensure that modeling meets the strategic needs of the project team.
Skills: Experience in Mathematical biology modeling, experience in a variety of programming languages, and strong programming principles (e.g., MATLAB, R, C/C++, Mathematica), and excellent working knowledge of Linux and Windows environments, knowledge of scientific computing principles, data science and computational experience
Contact: Email karim.azer@sanofi.com to inquire about the position

Job posting at for Healthcare Managment Consultant at PA consulting group
Apply by Oct 7 since interviews will begin soon after that

September 2016

There are just a few spots left in the exciting opportunity to meet former NJ Governor and had of EPA Christine Todd Whitman to learn about the politics of climate change and also participate in a simulation of science policy decision making led by Dr. Joshua C. Huder of Georgetown’s Government Affairs Institute. See below to register.

iJOBS Events

iJOBS and ACA Workshop: Job Search Using Staffing Agencies
Hear from representatives of local offices to learn how staffing agencies work and how to best utilize them in your job search at different phases in your career. There will be an opportunity to meet with the representatives after their presentations to get general feedback.
September 7 from 4:30-6pm
Eventbrite Registration

iJOBS and Alumni Association Networking Event: Students, Postdocs and Alumni
Come join us for our first of many Rutgers/UMDNJ biomedical alumni and current trainee networking sessions! This is your opportunity to practice networking in an informal and low pressure environment with Rutgers/UMDNJ alumni who are in industry and other careers. Current students, postdocs and alumni can practice their elevator pitch, hand out business cards and increase their network for future job searches. Catch up with old friends and make new connections. Our goal is to form a community of alumni and current trainees to strengthen our networking power.
September 15 from 5-8pm
Eventbrite Registration

iJOBS and Eagleton Institute Workshop: The Politics of Climate Change with Christine Todd Whitman
The session will include a conversation with former USEPA Administrator and NJ Governor Christine Todd Whitman as well as an interactive political simulation with role playing to learn how different stakeholder view decisions based on scientific evidence.
September 23 from 8:30-1:30pm
Eventbrite Registration Registration opens August 26

iJOBS Case Study: Pharma Market Research
This will be a hands-on session doing a case study on adherence to oral oncologist and the implications for research. Dan Reinhardt of Return on Focus will lead the program. We will be looking at the data published on adherence to oral cancer medications and then have a discussion regarding the implications to patients, physicians and industry.
September 26 from 4:30-6pm
Eventbrite Registration Registration opens August 29

iJOBS Career Panel: Science Communications
Come learn about Ashfield Healthcare Communications and the Medical Communications career opportunities. A presentation with an overview of Ashfield Healthcare Communication will be followed by a a Q&A session with members of the staff in Medical Communication and finally informal networking time. Ashfield Healthcare Communications, an Ashfield company, is a global leader in medical communications. Their mission is to partner with our clients, improving lives by helping healthcare professionals and patients get the medicines, knowledge and support they need.
October 5 from 4:30-6pm
Eventbrite Registration Registration opens September 7

iJOBS Networking Event: American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
Join us to learn more about American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and career opportunities as well as network with AAPS members from Bristol Myers Squibb and Kinder Pharm. See attached flyer for speakers. AAPS is a professional, scientific association of approximately 11,000 pharmaceutical scientists employed in industry, academia, government, and other research institutes worldwide. They offer timely scientific programs, ongoing education opportunities for networking, and professional development. Attached is the AAPS flyer.
October 10 from 4:30-6pm
Eventbrite Registration

iJOBS Workshop: Drug Development in Biotechnology
This one-day course will explore the workings of Drug Development organizations both small and large to understand critical components for success. Processes currently being used by the industry to successfully develop new chemical entities and to win Food and Drug Administration approval for human use will be detailed. These processes will include aspects such as advanced technologies, target selection, validation of new target ideas, and the cost of and risks associated with new drug approvals. This course will be taught and organized by Lawrence P. Wennogle, Vice President Drug Discovery. Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc along with other guest speakers. See EventBrite link for tentative topics.
October 21 from 9:30am-4pm
Eventbrite Registration
Registration opens Sept 23

iJOBS-Related News

Workshop on Quantitative Methods in Cancer Genomics
Sept 7-16, 2016 at Rutgers Cancer Institute (~ 2 hours/day)

The workshop is open to all students and postdoctoral researchers. In this workshop, we will discuss fundamentals in experimental design and high-throughput techniques that systematically measure biological and genomic data from malignant tissue and during tumor evolution. We will also introduce recent developments in mathematics to offer novel approaches for analyzing biological datasets, and describe large public databases that contain the genomes of human diseases as well as disease-causing organisms.
The registration for the workshop is now open at http://www.cinj.org/cscb-events.
See attached flyer for detailed speaker list.

Careers in Science - Dr. Yaihara Fortis Santiago, PhD from the New York Academy of Sciences
Sept 9 at 3:30pm

Alampi Room, Marine Sciences, Rutgers University
Learn about the various career options in science and how to strategically transition into a new career based on interest, experience and values. Hosted by the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology Fermentation Club.
See attached flyer.

Rutgers 250 Pharmaceutical Science Symposium
Sept 12-14, 2016 from 8am-5pm

Rutgers Busch Student Center
Learn about the latest in drug development in industry, pharmacoepidemiology, drug design and drug targets, drug delivery, drug metabolism and transporters, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics and other topics relevant to the biopharma industry. See attached flyer.

Postdoc Welcome/Orientation
Tuesday September 20, 2016 from 1:00-4:00 pm
The Cove Busch Campus Center
The Rutgers Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is organizing this event for all Rutgers Postdocs during National Postdoc Appreciation Week (September 19-23).
Speakers: Dean Jim Millonig (GSBS-Piscataway/New Brunswick), Kathy Scotto, Vice Chancellor for Research, RBHS and Dean of GSBS-RBHS, Barbara Lee, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rutgers U., Dean Evelyn Erenrich who directs the Rutgers events for the National Research Mentoring Network

Draft schedule:
12-12:30 Lunch will be served to all who preregister
12:30 to 1:30 Speeches from invited guests
1:30-2:00 Networking Activity: meet Rutgers Leaders (the Speakers)
2:00-4:00 Networking Activities:

  • Meet Postdocs from around Rutgers
  • Join a PDA Committee: Social Events
  • Career Development Event
  • Union participation
  • Informational Tables with Staff from Rutgers Grants Office (OSRP), International issues, HR, and more

Sponsored by the RBHS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, RWJMS-Rutgers Postdoctoral Career Development Program, GSBS- Piscataway/New Brunswick, & Rutgers Postdoc Union AAUP-AFT.
Dr. Frank Kung, Dr. Abla Tannous, event Co-Organizers and the rest of the Rutgers PDA
Thank you to Martha Soto, PhD for sending the information.
See attached flyer.

Business and Entrepreneurship as a Career Path - Sponsored by the Alliance for Career Advancement in collaboration with Launch NJ: Life Sciences Hub.
Sept 29 from 5:30-8pm in the Rosemary Gellene Room (B515), MSB at Rutgers NJMS
Panel discussion, networking and pizza with life science professionals who now work in the business world. Learn about how to break into this exciting field. See attached flyer for list of panelists and link to registration.

The 24th SAPA Annual Conference
October 1, 2016 at the Doubletree Hotel, Somerset, New Jersey.

Keynote presentations will focus on the key drivers in transforming global drug development, from breakthrough technologies and innovative therapies to regulatory sciences, capital investment and legal protection. These distinguished leaders will share their perspectives on current state of the art approaches and discuss next generation strategies and technologies.

In the parallel sessions, subject matter experts will present the latest progress on topics including Immuno-Oncology and Precision Medicine, Global Innovation, SAPA Annual Chinese CEO Forum, as well as Cutting Edge Technologies and Global Industrial Supports. Additional parallel sessions will include a career development workshop, a BD and Venture Capital (VC) Roundtable Discussion, and posters.
To register, please click the following link. Attached is the conference agenda for your reference.

Half-day crash Course in Anti-Cancer Immune Checkpoint Therapies: Immunology, Structural Biology and Clinical Medicine
Oct 4, 2016 at Rutgers Busch Campus.

The half-day program is tailored to the needs of academic basic and applied scientists, clinicians, and biopharmaceutical company researchers. The program will focus on developing the necessary understanding of and means for implementing immune checkpoint antibody therapeutic approaches to overcome cancers responsive to immune surveillance and protection.
The Agenda and Registration instructions can be found at iqb.rutgers.edu/crashcourses.

BioHUB Networking Mixer - Make Valuable Industry Connections
Monday, October 17, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Rider University, Lawrence Township, NJ
Join BioNJ for a night of reconnecting with old colleagues, gaining new connections and picking up some new job search strategies. Employers and Recruiters are encouraged to attend! Click here to register.<

Graduate Fellowships for those interested in science policy
The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. Applications due Sept 6.
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/policyfellows/

Postodoc positions for those interested in teaching careers
These two IRACDA programs provide postdoctoral trainees with a traditional mentored biomedical research experience, plus mentored teaching experience
Rutgers has INSPIRE fellowship whose PIs are Drs. Martha Soto and Gary Brewer - http://rwjms.umdnj.edu/research/postdoc/inspire/
Virginia Commonwealth University has VCU IRACDA - http://www.healthdisparities.vcu.edu/Research--Training/Research-Training-Programs/Postdoctoral-Programs/ The Agenda and Registration instructions can be found at iqb.rutgers.edu/crashcourses.

Job posting for program development specialist of corporate engagement in the office of the Vice President for Research at Rutgers.
https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/30467

The Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars (SMIS) Program is currently recruiting postdoctoral fellows Eligibility:
1. Candidate must have a PhD or MD degree
2. Candidate must be either a US citizen, a non-citizen national, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Card (1-151 or 1-551) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident.
Application Deadline: October 3, 2016
For more information about the SMIS Program, CLICK HERE.

The Lemelson-MIT Program is searching nationwide for the most inventive undergraduate and graduate students to compete for the 2017 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize and up to $15,000 in prizes.
The competition recognizes college students from across the country who have invented tested prototypes of tech-based solutions in healthcare, food and agriculture, transportation, and consumer devices.
Applicants must: Be a full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking student in the Spring semester of 2017 at a U.S. college or university. Postdocs, audit students, and alumni are not eligible. $15K Individual Graduate Prize: Graduate students (masters or doctoral) who have been the lead/primary inventor of at least two inventions with tested prototypes. One invention must fit into one of the Student Prize categories.
The application deadline is Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5pm ET. http://lemelson.mit.edu/studentprize

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

July 2016
Two open positions at the Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship in Union, NJ in the ATCC-CTM lab.

Research Associate: http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Institute-for-Life-Science-Entrepreneurship/jobs/Research-Associate-01b29fb1c8678e9b?q=atcc-ctm
Software Engineer: http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Institute-for-Life-Science-Entrepreneurship/jobs/Software-Engineer-e3be06755ce10610?q=atcc-ctm
Please email janet.alder@rutgers.edu with your resume to be forwarded to the hiring manager.

"Charting a course to career success" webinar
Wednesday, July 20, at 1 p.m.
The speakers, who regularly teach IDP workshops and include an author of the myIDP program, will share tips for getting the most out of your career planning.
The webinar is free, but registration is limited, so we encourage you to sign up early. You can register here.
https://cc.callinfo.com/registration/#/?meeting=10ad3st5b44lz&campaign=1craxttem5xtg

This event is sponsored by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the National Institutes of Health Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training program.

Making the Switch: Tips for Successfully Transitioning Between Academia, Industry, and Government
Society for Neuroscience member webinar, to learn differences in workplaces and what to consider when contemplating a career change. In the webinar, representatives from academia, industry, and government will showcase the unique characteristics of each workplace and share advice about what to consider when contemplating a career move based on their own transitions. Right after the panel discussion, head to the Neuronline community for a special live chat with the webinar speakers, where they will take your career path questions.
Webinar: July 26, 2016 | 3-4 p.m. EDT Live Chat: July 26, 2016 | 4-4:30 p.m. EDT

“Careers Beyond the Bench” workshop
For graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are committed to pursuing a scientific career that isn’t focused on bench research. The workshop offers one-to-one mentoring, help preparing application documents, career-planning advice, training in interview techniques and other support to ensure participants make successful career transitions. Sponsored by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The 2016 workshop will take place Aug. 19-21 in Baltimore, Md., and the deadline to apply is July 31. For more information about the workshop, visit: http://www.asbmb.org/beyondthebench/

Advancing Science for Policy Through Interdisciplinary Research in Regulation (ASPIRR)
Thursday, Sept 15, 2016 at UC Berkeley The University of California Berkeley’s Center to Advance Science in Policy and Regulation (CASPR) together with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society (CSTMS) will host a Workshop on Advancing Science for Policy Through Interdisciplinary Research in Regulation (ASPIRR). Free registration (available soon) and program information is available on the workshop website.
The workshop will bring together leading experts from multiple disciplines and research areas to examine innovative approaches to incorporating science into the policymaking and regulatory processes for emerging technologies. Each panel will be made of of people from different sectors and will be designed to focus on three domain areas: (1) drug, device and diagnostic development; (2) climate change mitigation and (3) nanoscale technology R&D. The objective of this conference is to stimulate joint research in regulatory science and to coordinate efforts of scholars in diverse disciplines with practitioners and policymakers across the United States and internationally.

BioNJ Job Board

Find jobs on the BioNJ Job Board by clicking here.

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July 2016
Exclusive iJOBS Job and Internship Postings
Associate Principal Scientist position in South Plainfield, NJ

Position Reports to: Director of Analytical Development / Quality Control
Develop analytical methods and conduct the method validation. Ensure that methods are adequately documented, and that protocols and reports are correct and complete, Conduct release testing for GMP raw materials, intermediates and final APIs, Review test data to ensure completion and accuracy, Troubleshoot and maintain analytical instruments, Write SOPs, protocols, and reports as needed., Train QC/AD and other applicable personnel on department procedures and test methods, Conduct OOS and deviation investigations, as needed, Support Quality Assurance as needed during internal audits and audits by clients and regulatory agencies. Assist in the development and implementation of corrective actions related to QC/AD.
Send your resume directly to Dorie McCrann, Senior Sourcing Specialist for BioNJ - dmccrann@bionj.org

Senior Research Biostatician
The Johnson and Johnson Medical Device (MD) Sector Clinical Research and Development Center of Excellence (CR&D COE) is recruiting for a Senior Research Biostatician with primary location in Somerville, NJ. Other locations in Warsaw, IN, West Chester, PA, Diamond Bar, CA or Raynham, MA will also be considered. This position may require up to 15% domestic travel.
https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/1658160325/Senior+Research+Biostatistician
Apply online and also let Janet Alder know that you have applied (janet.alder@rutgers.edu)

BioBus education outreach jobs
Cell Motion Laboratories is a science education and outreach company that operates two programs, the BioBus and the BioBase. The BioBus is a research-grade, solar-powered microscopy lab on wheels! While the BioBase is a community lab space where students can extend their bus experience, and engage in longer-term programing. BioBus is hiring and job posting is attached. You can find more information about their programs at (www.biobus.org). One of our Rutgers alums, Tiffany King, is working there. Check out this recent NBC Nightly News segment about the BioBus and Base, where she is featured! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1ztCunRpHg) or (http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/this-bio-bus-is-encouraging-kids-to-think-of-careers-in-the-sciences-663078467637).
Tiffany R. King, Ph.D.
BioBus+Base Scientist
Cell Motion Laboratories
tiffany@biobus.org
240-346-4524

Opportunity to attend the Doctoral Consortium at the 7th Annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics

October 20th, Westin Georgetown, DC [Main Conference October 21-22nd] We are pleased to announce the WHITE 2016 Doctoral Consortium as a pre-conference event for the 7th Annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE 2016). The Doctoral Consortium will be held on October 20th, 2016, from 1 pm to 6 pm, with a dinner following, in Washington, DC. The consortium will provide an opportunity for doctoral students to receive feedback on their research, network and discuss career issues. All interested PhD students and recent post-docs working on research in the areas of health information systems, health economics, clinical fields and health policy are invited to apply, as we are seeking multi-disciplinary conversations.
Acceptance to the consortium will be based on a review of the application materials. Preference for attendance will be given to students who will have defended their dissertation proposals but not their dissertations by the date of the consortium, and to those whose institutions or fields would not otherwise be represented. There is no cost to attend, and participants will receive a $100 discount on the main conference registration. A limited amount of additional travel support may be offered.
The application packet should include:
1) A 1-page informational document with: Name of applicant; Institutional affiliation; Dissertation title (if applicable); Expected completion date; Educational background; Professional background / prior work experience; Future career aspirations.
2) A summary of the applicant's research (maximum of 2 pages)
3) A brief letter from the dissertation chair/advisor supporting the student's participation in the Doctoral Consortium.
For further information about the WHITE conference, please visit http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/chids/white.
If you are interested in this event, please contact Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu) by Friday July 15.

BioNJ Job Board

Find jobs on the BioNJ Job Board by clicking here.

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June 2016
Exclusive iJOBS Job and Internship Postings
Open position in Assay Development R&D at Siemens Newark, Delaware site.

This position is well suited for a recent Ph.D. or postdoctoral fellow interested in developing in vitro diagnostics. You may contact Lizz Pepin but please also email janet.alder@rutgers.edu to let us know that you have applied.
Elizabeth (Lizz) Pepin
Sr. Recruiter, Talent Acquisition/Healthcarem, Siemens
www.usa.siemens.com/healthcare http://usa.siemens.com/searchjobs

Open positions at Kashiv Pharma LLC (see 3 jobs attached)
PhD level students and postdocs may apply to any of the 3 open position which are full time (8:30 to 5:30) in the Analytical Department. You may contact Melissa Colucci as the recruiter but please also email janet.alder@rutgers.edu to let us know that you have applied.

Melissa Colucci | HR Generalist | Kashiv Pharma, LLC |
995 US HWY 202/206 | Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807 |
melissac@kashivpharma.com

Calling all Science Writers who want experience
Atlanta BEST is looking for trainees from other schools to write an article on topics related to BEST for their program magazine. Past issues can be found here: http://best.emory.edu/about/magazine.html

  • Next issue will come out in September, deadline for articles will be in August
  • Articles can vary in length from half a page to 2 pages
  • Topics can be about your experiences, plans for the future, lessons learned/advice, or anything related to BEST
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a time sensitive environment.
  • Excellent PC skills; advanced knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint a must.
  • Email Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu) with interest to submit an article.

Internship with Gold Star Communications
Karen Ventil of Gold Star Communications is looking for a Medical writer intern for the fall of 2016. The internship is remote and pays $300/month for 3 months. See http://www.thegoldstargrp.com/ for more information on the company. Email Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu) with your resume if you have interest in this internship.

Postdoc Positions at Johnson & Johnson

Kevin Heinrich
Johnson and Johnson Talent Acquisition
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/50-happiest-companies-america-133136248.html
408.348.3229 kheinric@its.jnj.com

Regional Events
Princeton University Graduate Consulting Club Annual Case Competition

Friday, July 15th, 2016 at Princeton University. All non-MBA graduate students and post-doctoral researchers are invited to participate. Sponsors are from Top Consulting Companies. Teams from Top Universities will attend. This competition is a great way to dive into the consulting framework, as well as meet and network with some great people!
Reasons to Apply:
1. Develop your consulting case skills;
2. Network with consultants from leading firms;
3. Cash prizes $750 for 1st Place Team, $500 for 2nd Place Team, $250 for 3rd Place Team
Eligibility:
1. A team must be composed of 2-4 members.
2. Team members must be currently enrolled non-MBA graduates or professional students (Master’s, Ph.D, MD, JD, MPA, etc.) or current post-doctoral fellows.
3. Teams can be composed of members from different universities or institutions.
Apply with your team ASAP! Please visit the Princeton Case Competition Website for further information about the event and instructions to apply. The schedule for the competition is attached and the deadline for the online application is July 10th, 11:59pm EST.
If you are willing to attend but not able to find your teammates, please email pugcc@princeton.edu for further information!

Cheeky Scientist Summit in Boston
August 27 and 28
Topics include:
Advanced Job Search Strategy and Networking
Transition Case Study (postdoc to 1000K position)
Informational Interviews and Online Networking
Industry Position Roundtables
Interviewing and Job Offer Negotiations
Phone Screens and Video/Skype Interviews
http://cheekyscientist.com/cheeky-scientist-summit-sales-4/

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

June 2016
iJOBS related news

You may have noticed that we are posting a lot more job positions in our iJOBS emails lately. Some of these are exclusive opportunities only for iJOBS and we want to make sure the students and postdocs who receive our emails get noticed by the right hiring managers. iJOBS is expanding this initiative so please keep an eye out over the summer for these job postings.


Job positions at NJ Department of Health
The CDC is funding temporary positions with the possibility of extending for the following year to work on the following types of projects:
Zika both molecular and serology. Antimicrobial resistance. Next generation sequencing program which would impact more than one area. If you are interested in these positions which would start in August 1, please reach out to Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu) with your resume.

Scientist I position at Celgene
This Scientist position in our Biologics Cell Line Development group will be responsible for generating high-productivity mammalian cell lines. Reporting to the head of Cell Line Development, the successful candidate will focus on the development of mammalian cell lines in the production of monoclonal antibodies and other types of recombinant proteins, including fusion proteins, antibody drug conjugates, and bi-specific antibodies, for clinical and commercial manufacturing.
http://jobs.celgene.com/ShowJob/Id/820746/Scientist%20I,%20Cell%20Line%20Development

Exciting career opportunities being sourced by BioNJ Talent Services
Find hundreds of NJ industry jobs at our host agency website, www.BioNJ.org.

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June 2016
iJOBS related news

Position for Associate in Financial Research at Credit Suisse for a life science PhD
At Credit Suisse, Associates play an integral role in the innovation, production and distribution of original research as a member of a Senior Analyst's research franchise. You will gain outstanding exposure to the industry you help cover, as well as to all of Credit Suisse's premiere business franchises. Through your interactions with senior management of the companies under coverage, buy-side clients and colleagues in sales, trading and fixed income, you will gain extensive industry and company knowledge. Our Research Department is one of the top rated on Wall Street and our Associate training offers you the developmental resources to succeed.
Responsibilities:

  • Analyze industry macro trends and company financials under the direction of the senior analyst.
  • Monitor and maintain financial models and industry databases ensuring correct and up-to-date information for research reports.
  • Review business/trade publications, annual reports, financial filings and other sources to gather/synthesize/interpret data on companies followed by the senior analyst.
  • Attend industry conferences and medical meetings.
  • Prepare and format reports; organize data.
  • Provide analytical support by maintaining and updating financial and valuation models on companies.
  • Assist in writing research notes and reports based on senior analyst's investment theses.
Requirements:
  • Ability to multi-task with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Solid understanding of business modeling and accounting principals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a time sensitive environment.
  • Excellent PC skills; advanced knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint a must.
  • Series 7, 63, 86, and 87 required - successful completion will be required shortly after employment begins.
    Contact Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu) immediately with a resume if you are interested.

Postdoc positions at J&J/Janssen
Apply online but also please let Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu) know if you apply for these positions so I can get the attention of the hiring manager.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. develops and markets consumer healthcare, baby care, and beauty/skin care products that address the needs of consumers and health care professionals and incorporate the latest innovations. We are looking for a talented Postdoctoral Scientist, Computational Biologist/Bioinformatician to join our Team in Skillman, NJ (Position # 2229151015). Apply online now http://bit.ly/1TgdLaY.

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, what matters most is helping people live full and healthy lives. Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC is dedicated to providing medical information and consultative support to the Janssen pharmaceutical companies. We are looking for talented Postdoctoral candidates to join our Real World Evidence (RWE) Team in Titusville, NJ (Position # 9096151005). Apply online now http://bit.ly/1Sn5vkm.

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson company, discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. We are looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Analytics to be located in San Francisco, CA (Position # 4115160502). Apply online now http://bit.ly/1q2gJ6w.

Alios BioPharma, Inc. of Johnson & Johnson is dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, including oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious disease, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. We are looking for talented Postdoctoral candidates to join our Team in South San Francisco, CA (Position # 2224160407). Apply online now http://bit.ly/1MJcgRh.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. develops and markets consumer healthcare, baby care, and beauty/skin care products that address the needs of consumers and health care professionals and incorporates the latest innovations. We are looking for a talented Postdoctoral Scientist, in Skin Biology to be located in Skillman, NJ (Position # 5087160516). Apply online now http://bit.ly/1sqdjMQ.

Janssen Research & Development, LLC discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. We are looking for a talented Postdoctoral Researcher, Epigenetics to join our Translational Sciences Group in Spring House, PA (Position # 5554160520). Apply online now http://bit.ly/1srBpqn.

Janssen Research & Development, LLC discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. We are looking for a talented Postdoctoral Researcher, Immunology to join our Translational Sciences Group in Spring House, PA (Position # 55531605200). Apply online now http://bit.ly/288oaeD.

Janssen Research & Development, LLC discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. We are looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow to join our Emerging Science and Innovation team within the Discovery Sciences Center of Excellence in La Jolla, CA (Position # 2610160414). Apply online now http://bit.ly/1R1mbMW.

Flow Cytometry Data Analyst position
A top CRO (work site is located in NJ) is looking for a full-time flow cytometry data analyst right now. The position requires flow cytometry operation and data analysis experience (NO H1B or Green Card sponsership for this position). If interested and qualified, please send your cover letter and CV to sevenxie@hotmail.com. I will be able to refer you to the hiring manager. Thanks.
Job description:
The Flow Cytometry Analyst is responsible for the daily analysis of the data generated by the flow lab.
Essential Job Duties Include:

  • Analyzes flow cytometric samples acquired for ongoing studies
  • Analyzes and organizes daily flow cytometry QC data in accordance with QC program requirements
  • Notifies the laboratory and/or supervisor immediately of any assay related problems that would require sample reprocessing
  • Analyzes data from regulatory proficiency testing programs in a timely manner
  • Analyzes and organizes data for new assay transfers in timely manner to support new clinical trials
  • Assists as required in the organization of study data and associated information required for final study reports
  • Maintains appropriate records as required by the department, the company and/or various regulatory agencies
  • Adheres to all quality assurance and safety requirements within the laboratory
  • Trains on all required SOPs in a timely manner

Education/Qualifications
BS/BA in Medical Technology, ASCP preferred but not required.
BS/BA, or higher, in Biology, Chemistry or other life science and a minimum of one year training as a Technologist.
Experience
Experience in analysis of flow cytometric data is required. WinList (preferred), FlowJo, FCS Express, etc.

Postdoc Position at Janssen
Real world Evidence Alliance Data Scientist based in Titusville, NJ Requisition# 9096151005. For details and to apply online now, click here.
The Postdoctoral Fellow, RWE Alliance Data Scientist will be a 2 year position that will support the Real World Data (RWD) Alliances managed by the RWE department. The Postdoctoral Fellow will leverage a deep understanding of math, applied statistics and computer programming, and computer simulation to report Alliance-related information, assess Alliance performance, and generate novel solutions using RWD from the Alliances.
We are looking for talented Postdoctoral candidates to join our Real World Evidence (RWE) Team in Titusville, NJ. Please also email Janet Alder if you apply for the position so that I can ensure your application gets seen by the hiring manager.

Program Manager, Clinical Development
Below are details regarding a position we currently have available at Allergan Pharmaceuticals in NJ. If you are interested in this position, please email me your resume in a Word doc (Annie Doyle). If it is determined that your background is a match for this position I will contact you with further details.
If you are not available at this time and would like to send in your updated resume, we would be happy to update your profile.
REQUIREMENT #16-00828
RECRUITER: ANNIE DOYLE
JOB LOCATION: PARSIPPANY, NJ
MAY 31, 2016
CANDIDATES MUST BE ABLE TO WORK ON OUR PAYROLL AS A W-2
WE WILL SPONSOR H1-B VISA'S
Project Description:
Reports to the executive Director, Clinical Development and supports various activities within Women Health/Urology and Internal Medicine department including:

  • Protocol, ICF, and CSR content development
  • Clinical data review and protocol devation review/evaluation
  • Authoring Clinical sections of regulatory documents (IND annual reports/DSUR/PSUR, etc.)
  • Manage clinical program timelines and budgets for assigned products
  • Author or provide Clinical input and review of study-related documents (vendor spec documents, patient facing materials, site instructions,
  • materials, recruitment materials, user acceptance testing, etc.)
  • Support Clinical pre-approval inspection activities
Required Skills:
  • Thorough understanding of core principles of clinical development (ph2-4), ICH/GCP, and operational & scientific aspects of trial conduct
  • Thorough understanding of principles of clinical trial data analysis, interpretation and oversight.
  • Ability to work across programs.
  • Strong project management, leadership and mediation skills within a matrix environment.
  • Strategic thinking, ability to work across broad range of interfaces, and identify issues and expedite solutions and resolve conflicts.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exemplary interpersonal and influence skills
  • Experience in pediatric studies is a plus
  • Advanced degree (Master's, PharmD, PhD) , preferably in life sciences/health-related field or commensurate work experience.
  • 3+ years drug development experience in the pharmaceutical industry, biotech, CRO or commensurate clinical/medical research experience with emphasis on Phase II-IV clinical trials
This 6+ month position starts ASAP.
Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Annie Doyle: annie@alphaconsulting.com

Postdoc position at at São Paulo Research Foundation
The Department of Science and Technology Policy at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil (http://www.unicamp.br/unicamp/) is hosting a research and doctoral teaching program on innovation policy and innovation systems centered around a São Paulo Excellence Chair (SPEC). This program is generously supported by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). See http://www.ige.unicamp.br/spec/
The program has important opportunities for young professionals. One post-doc position is open at this moment. The positions are fully funded by FAPESP. See the FAPESP site for details of such positions [http://www.fapesp.br/en/]. Knowledge of the Portuguese language is not a requirement. Applications are accepted now. The selection process will start on July 15, 2016.
NICHOLAS S. VONORTAS
Center for International Science and Technology Policy
& Department of Economics (Director Ph.D. Candidacy)
The George Washington University
1957 E Street, N.W., Suite 403
Washington, D.C. 20052
Tel: (202) 378 6230
Email: vonortas@email.gwu.edu

Webinar about science careers in industry
Would you like to transition into an industry career but are unsure how to land a position?
Join industry experts as they cover these topics and answer questions from the audience during the webinar “Careers in Industry.”
The webinar is free, but registration is limited, so we encourage you to sign up early. You can register here.
This event is sponsored by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the National Institutes of Health Broadening
Experiences in Scientific Training program

BioNJ Inspiring Women in Stem Symposium
June 26, 2016 from 9am-12pm
Bringing together STEM professionals at all levels, and created in response to the success of the first Inspiring Women in STEM Conference in 2015, BioNJ's Inspiring Women in STEM Symposium
will feature a morning of inspiration, learning and professional growth. Leaders in the field will spearhead an interactive discussion on how to cultivate your influencing capabilities by "Becoming Your Own Best Advocate."
If you are interested in attending, please let Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu) know and we may be able to get a group discount for iJOBS trainees.

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

June 2016

Chenchao Gao got a 6 month internship at Genentech in June 2016
Dharm Patel got an internship at Leo Pharma, Inc for summer 2016

BIO 2016
Monday through Thursday, June 6-9
San Francisco
Join BioNJ and partner Choose New Jersey in the New Jersey Pavilion at BIO 2016, taking place June 6-9, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Prominently located in the Exhibit Hall, the New Jersey Pavilion, Booth #6544, will showcase New Jersey's life sciences story and success to thousands of prospective clients, employees and decision makers from around the world.
Click here for more information.

Research Scientist Positions
The Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme is seeking to recruit Research Scientists in the areas of
- Molecular Biology
- Optical Engineering, and
- Software Development.
These long-term positions are aimed at talented post-doctoral researchers with skills at the interface of tool development and neuroscience research and who want to be involved in a collaborative fundamental research environment but are not interested in pursuing a traditional PI position.
You may find complete information on each position at our web site. Zach Mainen / Rui Costa
direction@research.fchampalimaud.org

Consulting Positions with The Science Advisory Board
The Science Advisory Board invites you to join a global community of professionals to collaborate in shaping the future of science and technology.

  • Established in 1997, The Science Advisory Board is an international community of science and medical experts.
  • Members advise and consult major life science companies and earn honoraria for their feedback.
  • Only professionals working in a scientific field are permitted to join.
  • Our partners include industry leaders such as GE Healthcare, Roche, Merck, Thermofisher, Roche, Illumina, etc.
Please complete your profile by answering a brief one page demographical questionnaire:
Click here Time to complete: 1-3 minutes
Larry Miller, Ph.D.
Executive Director
The Science Advisory Board
2111 Wilson Blvd #250
Arlington, VA 22201

Bio-imaging postoctodal position at a new startup
Company located in the NJ Tech Centre on Route 1.
The link to the position details is at: http://visikol.com/postdoctoral-researcher-bioimaging

May 2016
iJOBS related news

Advocacy Training Opportunity by the Society for Neuroscience in NYC
Saturday May 21 from 1-5pm
Communications workshop to advocate for funding, send messages to legislator and learn non-verbal communication skills
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/train-to-advocate-tickets-25028116771
See attached flyer for details.

Freelance Consulting Experience opportunity for grad students and postdocs
Does helping someone stuck with a complex problem excite you? Are you eager to put your expertise to good use? Join Kolabtree – a platform that matches freelance PhD-qualified experts with projects that need their skill set. Kolabtree functions on a marketplace model where experts can bid for high value projects across services such as data science, scientific consulting, statistical review, literature search, experimental design, editing, and writing. You can quote your own price while bidding for projects. Kolabtree’s service fee will be automatically added to your quote. Clients are required to deposit the entire project fee in an escrow account and freelancers are paid once the client indicates that s/he is satisfied with the output. For long-term projects, payouts can be done based on mutually decided milestones. If you’re a Postdoc/PhD looking to explore an exciting freelance consulting opportunity, get started by signing up on Kolabtree as a freelancer: https://www.kolabtree.com/create-account-form. You need to complete your profile to become a recommended freelancer and be featured on the website.
Minhaj Rais Manager, Operations
Kolabtree – Providing on-demand access to PhD Experts
Thank you to Martha Soto, PhD Director of RWJMS/Rutgers Postdoctoral Career Development Program for this posting

iJOBS and SAPA Career Development Workshop
Saturday June 4, 2016
8am-5:30pm
Thinking back over your life, do you remember a pivotal moment where your life took a turn and transformed from one state to another? That point often starts from a revelation “aha” moment. That is the Turning Poin organized by Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPA) Many of us share similar dreams. We want to be successful. We study hard and work harder. Yet at different career stages, we often find ourselves lost or stuck. Difficult to find the desired job. Or have the suffocated feeling of hitting the bamboo ceiling which kept us up at night. “How and when will I get my big break?” What are the hidden rules to be successful? Turning Point is an all-new SAPA career event, to address key concerns ranging from students stepping into the work force, young professionals early in their career development, and experienced professionals trying to advance their career or make career transitions. This event will be facilitator-led, in-depth interactive discussions and based on the hot topics, tailored to individual’s career stage, interests, and needs. Here are a few examples of the hot topics based your own choice:

  • Smarter in network: How to benefit from mentors and sponsors
  • Becoming politically savvy
  • Enhance cultural fluency and become a better communicator
  • Practical job hunting guide
  • Understanding the drug discovery and development phases, and major line functions
  • How to manage your boss

We will have parallel sessions to identify the common elements of career development barriers or derailers and clarify myths with practical solutions. At the end of this workshop, you will take away the best practical answers for yourself and create that magical aha moment. This event also includes a Career Fair with great networking opportunities. Several global and local pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well recruiters will attend this event.
Please refer to the attached event program for more information.
Here are the event details:
Location: Rutgers University, 675 Hoes Lane West Piscataway, NJ 08854
Registration: Please register online at http://2016sapacdw.eventbrite.com
  • To register online: Student or Post-doc: $10; Member: $15; non-member: $20.
  • On-site registration will be limited and will incur $10 additional charges.

Postdoc Position at Janssen
Real world Evidence Alliance Data Scientist based in Titusville, NJ Requisition# 9096151005. For details and to apply online now, click here.
The Postdoctoral Fellow, RWE Alliance Data Scientist will be a 2 year position that will support the Real World Data (RWD) Alliances managed by the RWE department. The Postdoctoral Fellow will leverage a deep understanding of math, applied statistics and computer programming, and computer simulation to report Alliance-related information, assess Alliance performance, and generate novel solutions using RWD from the Alliances.
We are looking for talented Postdoctoral candidates to join our Real World Evidence (RWE) Team in Titusville, NJ. Please also email Janet Alder if you apply for the position so that I can ensure your application gets seen by the hiring manager.

Postdoc Position at Sanofi
2 year postdoc opportunity in the systems pharmacology area in the US. Please also email Janet Alder if you apply for the position so that I can ensure your application gets seen by the hiring manager. See this Linkedin posting for more information.

  • Job Summary: This is a postdoctoral position in the area of systems pharmacology. The individual will be based in the Department of Clinical and Exploratory Pharmacology, and will be a member of the Interdisciplinary Program in Pharmacometrics which links pharmacometric experts across the Scientific Core Platforms. The individual will primarily be involved with the development of systems pharmacology models, working as part of a modeling team. The models will aim to quantitatively integrate pathway biology, physiology and clinical pharmacology, i.e. systems pharmacology.
  • Major Duties & Responsibilities: Develop computational systems models working with internal and external collaborators, Communicate with clarity the results of modeling in presentations to key stakeholders.
  • Formal Education And Experience Required: PhD with a track record of productivity in the areas of systems pharmacology, computational biology or related field, as manifested in publications and presentations.
  • Basic experience in Pharmacometrics or Clinical Pharmacology. Knowledge And Skills: Extensive knowledge of biological pathways relevant to disease. Superb skill in communicating both highly technical material as well as the distilled take-home messages.
  • Knowledge And Skills Desirable: Expert knowledge in at least one area (e.g. immunology, cardiovascular) highly desirable.
  • Modeling and computational experience, Excellent scientific computing and programming skills in a variety of computational tools such as MATLAB, Monolix, Mathematica, R and excellent working knowledge of Linux and Windows environments


Post-doctoral positions to study molecular mechanism of disease at Geisinger Health System Danville, PA
We are searching for 2 highly motivated recent PhD graduates with strong interest in molecular mechanisms of human disease. The ideal candidates will have experience in cell and molecular biology and tissue culture. Human iPS cell experience is a plus. Candidates experienced in patch clamp electrophysiology and/or fluorescence imaging are particularly encouraged to apply. Working knowledge of bioinformatics approaches is desirable. The starting date is flexible.
The NIH-funded positions are at the Weis Center for Research at Geisinger Clinic in Danville, Pennsylvania. We have ongoing projects that use whole exome sequencing from >50,000 patients, linked to their clinical data, to delineate mechanism of human disease. The 3 principal areas of research are on the molecular mechanisms leading to arrhythmias, metabolic disease and developmental disorders. We are identifying genetic variations that are linked to human disorders and are developing models to study the molecular mechanisms for each one.
The long-term goal of our laboratory is to define functional changes in signaling proteins; particularly ion channels and G protein coupled receptors, which lead to human disease. We investigate these alterations in vitro using human and mouse cell line. We are developing patient derived iPS cells carrying specific mutations, as well as genome edited lines, to model human disease. Interested candidates should contact: Dr. Tooraj Mirshahi

Internship for graduate student with Rutgers Career Services
Assistant for Alumni Engagement and Graduate Student Programs
Please see attached flyer for details

Career Exploration through Speed Networking by INet NYC for International Students
Wednesday May 25 from 6:30-9:30pm
Meet alumni from NYC schools with expertise in Academia, Biotech/Pharma, Consulting, Writing/Publishing, Finance/Equity Research See attached flyer for details

Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program at NCI
As part of the program, we offer training toward an MPH degree at an accredited university during the first year, followed by mentored research with investigators at the NCI or FDA. Outstanding opportunities for cutting-edge research in the basic, quantitative, social and behavioral sciences, and in clinical cancer prevention. Furthermore, a partnership between the NCI and FDA provides opportunities for prevention research in drugs, biologics, and medical devices.
http://cpfp.nci.nih.gov/fellowship-program/index.shtml

Data Science Fellowships
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: There will be both an in-person (in NYC, DC, SF) and online section of the fellowship. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections.
Dates: All sections will be from 2016-09-06 to 2016-10-28
Application Link
Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out the blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review

BioNJ Breakfast Briefing and Networking Event
BioPharma Manufacturing on the Rise and the New Jersey Story
Wednesday May 25, 2016 from 8-11:30am
Register Today!

BioNJ Biopartnering Conference
This event brings together life sciences leaders from New Jersey and beyond for a day of learning, networking and business development. You'll connect with biotech and pharmaceutical executives, investors, academic research institutions and entrepreneurs who are seeking new business opportunities, licensing agreements and partnerships. Plus, you'll be able to pre-schedule meetings with other attendees to discuss potential partnership opportunities. The action-packed day includes Keynotes, panel discussion, networking, partnering, company presentations and exhibits.
Thursday May 26, 2016
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sixth-annual-international-biopartnering-conference-registration-23840152538

BioNJ's Third Annual Diagnostics and Precision Medicine Summit
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
As New Jersey's largest interactive meeting on Precision Medicine, the Summit brings together world-renowned thought leadership to showcase new technologies; accelerate new areas of diagnostics; foster partnering, funding and networking opportunities and reinforce New Jersey's vital role in the advancement of Precision Medicine.
Keynote presentations, panel discussion, networking lunch and poster session
Register here!

BioNJ Inspiring Women in Stem Symposium
June 26, 2016 from 9am-12pm
Bringing together STEM professionals at all levels, and created in response to the success of the first Inspiring Women in STEM Conference in 2015, BioNJ's Inspiring Women in STEM Symposium will feature a morning of inspiration, learning and professional growth. Leaders in the field will spearhead an interactive discussion on how to cultivate your influencing capabilities by "Becoming Your Own Best Advocate."
Click hereto register.

Find jobs on the BioNJ Job Board by clicking here.

Citizen Science
Citizen Science is intended to elevate the scientific literacy of Bard students through active engagement with hard issues under the broad question of "how can we reduce the global burden of infectious disease?" The program director is looking for outstanding doctoral level (graduate student/PhD/MD/DVM) scientists from any field, who are passionate about contributing to teaching and excellent undergraduate education. The program is three weeks long, and includes a laboratory component, a computer-based component, and a traditional classroom component, as well as guest lectures and community outreach.
http://www.bard.edu/employment/descriptions/?listing_id=3835956

AAAS Career Development Center
A new e-learning website located at careerdevelopment.aaas.org. The goal is to provide online courses that address the skills AAAS members need at different stages of their science and engineering careers.

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:


May 2016

Harita Menon got a job at 3D Biotek

Fatu Badiane Markey got an Eagleton Institute of Politics Fellowship for 2016-17

May 2016

If you are interested in a career in science writing and want to gain some experience writing a grant for an emerging company looking to submit a proposal for NIH funding of their start-up, please contact me by email by Monday May 9.

Also, AlphaBioCom is actively recruiting for the following positions (please see attached for more detail):
Scientific Editor – fact-check and edit manuscripts, abstracts, slide presentations and posters - see attached flyer
Medical Writer – research, write, and edit manuscripts, abstracts, slide presentations, and posters - see attached flyer
AlphaBioCom is an expanding, stimulating, and passionate leader in medical writing and medical communications. https://www.linkedin.com/company/alphabiocom

Life After Grad School: A Career Symposium organized by the Alliance for Career Advancement (ACA)
May 05, 2016 from 10am-6pm, GSBS-Newark/NJMS campus
Program schedule and flyer attached
RSVP link: http://goo.gl/forms/HWmMdDF3Po

The BioNJ Diagnostics & Precision Medicine Committee invites you to present your technology at the Third Annual Diagnostics & Precision Medicine Summit on Tuesday, June 21 at Rutgers Business School on Livingston Campus, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The deadline for presentation and poster applications is May 1. Space is limited. Click here to fill out your application and email it to DMennito@BioNJ.org. For more information, go to www.BioNJ.org.

School of Health Related Professions is hosting a career fair on Monday May 9
See attached flyer for details.

BioPharma Manufacturing and Networking Event
During this half-day program, Alberto Santagostino, a Partner at McKinsey & Company, along with our company presenters from Ferring Pharmaceuticals and J&J as well as Rutgers and NJIT will discuss their perspectives on manufacturing within the State, including global trends and drivers that underlie decision making for locating biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. They will also discuss technology trends and why New Jersey, long known as the "Medicine Chest of the World" for innovator pharmaceutical companies, continues to thrive as a leading location for biopharmaceutical manufacturing, related research and operations.

Networking session included in the schedule.
Register Today!.

Job posting at Kashiv Pharma for Scientist. See attached for description. If you are interested in the position, there are 3 other positions open there, please Melissa Colucci at melissac@kashivpharma.com

New Consulting Club at Rutgers for Graduate Students
If you are interested in consulting as a career and want to participate in case competitions, please join this group started by iJOBS participants. They are also planning on hosting a competition at Rutgers in the next year.
https://www.facebook.com/rugcc/

Innovation Institute has ongoing events
http://njii.com/

Writing opportunity at Students 4 Best Evidence
This is an international network for students interested in evidence-based healthcare. It features open-access content produced for, and by, students (from all disciplines and from school age to PhD level) who would like to discuss, and learn more about, evidence-based healthcare. The website is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and is supported by Cochrane UK, part of the global Cochrane network which produces systematic reviews of healthcare research. Common blogs written by students include articles about a variety of issues pertinent to evidence-based practice, tutorials/explanations about methodological and statistical concepts, and blogs debunking dubious healthcare claims made in the (tabloid) media. If you are interested in contributing to this project, please contact Selena Ryan-Vig selena.ryan-vig@cochrane.nhs.uk

Postdoctoral Career Development Luncheon: Resume and CV Writing Workshop
Thanks to postdoctoral fellow Frank Kung who suggested and invited next month's Luncheon speaker.
DATE: Friday, May 20, 2016
TIME: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
LOCATION: Room V-10, RWJMS Research Tower, 675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway 08854
TOPIC: CV and Resume Writing Workshop for Postdocs
SPEAKER: Lauren Celano, Co-founder and CEO of Propel Careers, a life science search and career development firm
Sent on behalf of the RWJMS/Rutgers Postdoctoral Career Development Program.
Martha Soto, Ph.D., Director
Tina Cicolella, Staff Assistant
RWJMS-Rutgers Postdoc Page

April 2016

Job listing for a Medical Director/Scientific Associate at Precept.
If interested, contact Rachel at rachel.sy@preceptmedical.com.

Job postings at Merck
See attached list.

Postdoc position for those interested in teaching at Rutgers New Brunswick Honors College.
See attached announcement.

Apply to become a GradFund Peer Mentor! This will help cover your tuition and stipend. If you have worked with GradFund on your fellowship and grant applications and are interested in helping fellow graduate students navigate the world of external funding, apply to join the GradFund Fellowship Advising team as a GradFund Peer Mentor. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2016. Visit our website for details on how to apply.

The Stanford Cancer Imaging Training (SCIT) Program is currently recruiting postdoctoral fellows.
More information can be found at: SCIT Program.

Two open positions for the microarray section of the Cytogenetics and Cytogenomics Lab at Mt. Sinai. Masters and PhD level education in molecular biology required. See attached description and send CVs to Ninette Cohen.

Find jobs on the BioNJ Job Board by clicking here.

This month’s Postdoctoral Workshop will be led by Dr. Kurt Spellmeyer, the Director of the Rutgers Writing Program. Dr. Spellmeyer will focus on the essential and rewarding skill of writing for non-specialists.
Friday April 22, 2016 from 12-1:30pm Deans Conference Room, RWJMS Research Tower, First floor
A light lunch will be served. See attached flyer.
Posted on behalf of the RWJMS-Rutgers Postdoctoral Career Development Program Dr. Martha Soto, Director and on behalf of the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) of Rutgers-RWJMS PDA Officers : Dr. Stephen Shannon, , Dr. Azadeh Jadali, Dr. Amber Krauchunas, Dr. Itzamarie Chevere-Torres and Dr. Andre Wallace

9th Annual NIH Career Symposium
May 06, 2016 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. NIH Campus (Bethesda, Maryland). Natcher Conference Center
More Information
Register
The 9th Annual NIH Career Symposium aims to highlight 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.

The BioNJ International BioPartnering Conference May 26, 2016 at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, Princeton
Bringing together life sciences leaders from around the globe, you'll connect with biotech and pharmaceutical executives, investors, academic research institutions and entrepreneurs who are seeking new business opportunities, licensing agreements and partnerships. Plus, you'll be able to pre-schedule meetings with other attendees to discuss potential partnership opportunities. Keynotes by Paul Biondi, SVP, Head of Business Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb; Stan Kachnowski, Chair, HITLAB and Robert Urban, Ph.D., Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation. Company presentations, networking, exhibits and more networking! Register now at www.BioNJ.org.

Looking for consulting and networking exposure?
Try TheConsultantLounge
They typically have events in NYC for all types of consulting (MBAs, etc.), and it it's good to practice networking, especially with not as many scientists. Check this page for upcoming events.

1st Pitch Life Science "Eavesdropping on investors' closed door discussions"
Hear what happens AFTER a start-up company presents to an investor group. Find out more here.
Tuesday April 19, from 5:30-8:30pm

2nd Annual BioResearch Product Faire at Rutgers University
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016, Busch Campus Center Multipurpose Room, 10:00 am 2:30 pm

  • Network with other Researchers
  • View Product Demonstrations
  • Connect with Industry Experts
  • Discover New Research Tools
  • Learn Troubleshooting Skills
  • Hear About Laboratory Services
  • Learn about Career Opportunities
http://www.biotech-calendar.com/pdf_files/EmailInvite_Rutgers16.pdf

April 2016

Almin Lalani has an internship at Novartis for Summer 2016.
Fei Wang got an internship at Tesla Motors doing data science for Summer 2016.

April 2016

Applications for Phase 2 of iJOBS are now open. Please see attached application/instructions as well as Frequently Asked Questions.

Brief description of Phase 2: The career panels, site visits and workshops that constitute Phase 1 will continue next Fall and we hope you continue to 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 Rutgers grad students and postdocs. 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 with whom you have a long-standing relationship. Applications are open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Graduate students must be in good academic standing (GPA > 3.0) and have completed the proposition qualifier by Fall 2016 to apply. Applications are due by May 6 and admissions decisions will be made by June 6. Phase 2 for 2016 will start in September. Please see the attached application, FAQ, and follow instructions carefully.

iJOBS-Related News

Rutgers PreDoctoral Leaders Development Institute (PLDI)
The Rutgers PreDoctoral Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) is seeking nominations for the 2016-2018 Fellowship program. Each fall, PLDI welcomes a select group of doctoral students from a broad array of disciplines to its two-year program. This unique program is designed to provide students with an introduction to current practices and challenges in higher education and knowledge of the organizational, analytical, communication, and personal competencies necessary to effective leadership. PLDI is open to all doctoral students at Rutgers. Information on the simple nomination process is available online. The nomination form is also attached here. Nominations are due by May 15.

NYAS Upcoming Events from Martha Soto:
Science Alliance Upcoming events:
Career Fair for Scientists in Collaboration with INet NYC
April 9th, 2016 | 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM
MGSN Career Fair 2016
May 14th, 2016 | 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Yaihara Fortis-Santiago, Ph.D.
Science Alliance Program Manager
The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St, 40th Fl
New York, NY 10007-2157
Phone: 212 298 8646
Fax: 212 298 3656
Email: yfortis@nyas.org

Research Scientist job and a notice on other career opportunities at Yale/YNHH Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE). There are a number of current openings that support current projects designed to assess healthcare quality and evaluate clinical decision-making and comparative effectiveness of specific healthcare interventions. One of these positions is a Research Scientist, in Quality Measurement Program, focused on hospital quality measures for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. See attached job description and other job opportunities. Interested candidates should contact Gloribell Lopez.
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.

Postdoctoral Fellow for Career Development Position
U Mass Medical School which is another BEST school is seeking to hire a postdoctoral fellow to join efforts in developing, 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, curriculum development, academic administration, policy, or similar career paths while bringing a scholarly perspective to their future endeavor. This could also be an initial step toward education research. The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to or be responsible for a range of projects within the cBCD related to our NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) grant. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to attend regional or national conference(s) to better learn the depth and breadth of the field. The individual will report to the Assistant Dean, Career & Professional Development and work closely with the Assistant Director.

Example responsibilities include: Contributing to development and implementation of existing and new curricula and programs, Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting evaluation data, Proposing and preparing visualizations of quantitative data, Developing or updating resources for internal and external audiences, such as trainees, faculty, or career development professionals. Meeting with students in career counseling appointments, Reaching out to employers in a variety of scientific career paths. For complete details and application instructions, see: ummsjobs.com/job/1326

Candidates are encouraged to apply by April 18. All applicants should submit a CV (or resume) and cover letter, saved as a single file in .pdf format, through the UMassMed HR link above. You are also encouraged to send a copy of the .pdf file directly to Cynthia. fuhrmann@umassmed.edu

Master of Business & Science, Summer Courses 2016
For full listing, please see: mbs.rutgers.edu/summer-mbs-courses
For Special Permission #, email Vicki
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Fundamentals of Intellectual Property
MW 6-9pm, Summer I.
This course provides essential knowledge in Intellectual Property (IP) for science and engineering graduate students who are driven to succeed in inventions or are interested in IP strategies or patent related professions.
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Special Topic – Python Methodologies in Data Science
Hybrid- in person sessions Mondays 6/6, 6/27, 7/25 4:00pm-6:30pm
This course acts as an introduction to computer programming with the Python programming language. The basics of imperative programming will be covered as well as selected areas of computer science, object oriented programming and data structures.
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Special Topic – Python Methodologies in Data Science
T,Th 6.20-9pm, Summer I.
The course emphasizes the use, and limitations, of financial tools in making business decisions including capital expansion, funding R&D, and managing working capital.
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Special Topic – Python Methodologies in Data Science
hybrid: some sessions online --Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00pm-9:40pm
The course incorporates the creation of a new food products in a real-world research and development facility, as part of the laboratory experience.

BioNJ Job Board for weekly job postings.
Look for jobs by clicking here

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

February 2016

iJOBs-Related News

FDA's Commissioner's Fellowship Program
FDA’s Commissioner’s Fellowship Program is accepting applications for the Class of 2016 from April 1 - May 12, 2016. FDA invites outstanding health care professionals, scientists, and engineers to apply to its two-year Fellowship Program, where they will receive regulatory science training and the chance to conduct cutting-edge research on targeted scientific, policy, or regulatory issues under the mentorship of an FDA senior scientist. Questions? E-mail: fdacommissionersfellows@fda.hhs.gov

Summer Internships with Acelity (LifeCell)
Several industry internship positions at Acelity posted in the attached announcements. They are trying to fill these spots in April and are recruiting from Rutgers. Note that the marketing positions require some tech/science background so those are appropriate for PhD students/postdocs. If interested, please contact janet.alder@rutgers.edu or Jennifer Ramirez | Acelity, LifeCell – Senior Recruitment Coordinator, 908-947-1528

See below for internship descriptions:
Supply Chain Planning and Analytics Intern
Operations Planning Intern
Operations Excellence Intern
Marketing Intern - Franchise, Plastic Surgery Department
Marketing Intern - Ab Wall Marketing Department
Validation Project Intern
Marketing Intern - Marketing Department
Marketing Intern - Marketing Department
Operations Training Intern

Opportunities for blog experience: NIH’s Extracellular RNA Communication Program will be implementing a blog series about novel developments in the field of extracellular RNA communication. This program is looking for trainees interested in scientific communication and outreach careers to serve as writers for this new blog series (see attachment).

How to communicate your Science: Tips, Tools and Motivation
MARCH Postdoc Luncheon:
DATE: Friday, March 25, 2016
TIME: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
LOCATION: Dean’s Conference Room, RWJMS Research Tower, 675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway 08854
SPEAKER: Dr. Patricia Irizarry, Director of Outreach at the Rutgers Math and Science Learning Center; Graduate of the Molecular Biosciences Graduate Program at Rutgers-RWJMS.

Most of the public learns science information from non-scientists. Many scientists have trouble communicating their scientific findings to other scientists, and shy away from sharing their exciting findings with the public. If you are interested in communicating your research with the rest of the world come learn helpful tools and methods for sharing science information with people outside of your field. Dr. Irizarry graduated from our Ph.D. program, where she received the GSBS Outstanding Teaching and Service Award in 2012. Dr. Irizarry and her team have brought hands-on STEM related activities to over 40,000 students and their families as part of her outreach programs through the Rutgers Science Explorer Bus and the Rutgers Geology Museum. Dr. Irizarry has developed bilingual science materials for programs (such as ASPIRA and BIO Links) in New Jersey, Puerto Rico and Pennsylvania. In addition, she regularly mentors junior scientists on how to communicate their findings with other scientists, and the public.

Sent on behalf of the RWJMS/Rutgers Postdoctoral Career Development Program.
Martha Soto, Ph.D., Director
Tina Cicolella, Staff Assistant
RWJMS-Rutgers Postdoc Page

Success in Academic Leadership: Mindful Communication for Leadership
This student-led session will introduce grad students and postdocs of all disciplines to the importance of assessing one's communication style as aspiring leaders in higher education and/or industry. The session will include the completion of a Communication Style inventory (Ruben, 2006) and a facilitated discussion of approaches, contexts and strategies for strengthening leadership communication behaviors.
Wednesday April 6 from 9:30-10:30am
Room 174 Busch Campus Center
RSVP to Barbara Corso corso@odl.rutgers.edu

Part time lecturer in Human Evolutionary Genetics for Fall 2016.
The position is listed here: http://apply.interfolio.com/34512

Job Opportunities in Merck Bioprocess Development department in Kenilworth
https://merck.taleo.net/careersection/ext_merckunitedstates_en/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&radiusType=K&location=294440130092

Research Associate Position at Acorda Therapeutics
The Research Associate II temp serves as an active member of a multidisciplinary preclinical research team and is responsible for performing in vivo / ex vivo procedures to ensure rapid progress on drug development projects. See attached job ad.

Life Science Research Commercialization Workshop
A Panel Discussion Presented by the Office of Research Commercialization and the Office of Corporate Contacts
Come and learn how the Office of Research Commercialization (ORC) and the Office of Corporate Contracts (OCC) helps researchers solve real world problems and get into the marketplace by protecting their innovations, fostering relations with industry, licensing technologies and forming start-up companies. Learn about professional contract support in the form of review, drafting, negotiations, execution and contract life cycle management.
Friday April 22, 2016 12:00 noon - 2:00PM
Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM), 679 Hoes Lane West, Room 010, Piscataway, NJ 08854
To Register for Workshop, please contact: Jacquelyn Williams (jacquelyn.williams@rutgers.edu) (Registration is limited to the first 30 people).

See flyer for more details.

GRE and SAT Instructors needed
Want to get some teaching experience? These are part-time positions with classes once per week on Sundays. We seek intelligent, charismatic instructors who have both top test scores and excellent teaching skills. Our company has a social mission to provide top caliber test preparation courses at a value price. Team Sherwood is committed to the social responsibility of accessible test preparation courses:
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If interested, please send your (1) Cover Letter, (2) Resume/Vita, and (3) Test Scores to: employment@sherwoodtest.com. Interviews and hiring are to commence immediately.

BioNJ's International BioPartnering Conference
Join us for BioNJ's 6th Annual International BioPartnering Conference, taking place on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at The Westin Princeton. Bringing together life sciences leaders from around the globe, you'll connect with biotech and pharmaceutical executives, investors, academic research institutions and entrepreneurs who are seeking new business opportunities, licensing agreements and partnerships. Plus, you'll be able to pre-schedule meetings with other attendees to discuss potential partnership opportunities. The full-day program includes networking, exhibits, company presentations, a panel discussion and Keynote presentations.

Register today. Registration for BioNJ Members is $345 and $495 for Future BioNJ Members.


March 2016



March 2016

Yuan Liu got an internship at Genentech for Summer 2016.

Myka Ababon, Ana Rodriguez, Itzamarie Chevere-Torres, Courtney Rella and Prerna Nepali are volunteering as copyeditors and social media writers for Wiley Publishing.

March 2016

iJOBS helped arrranged opportunities for trainees interested in publishing and editing careers. Courtney Rella and Myka Ababon are volunteering as copyeditors and Prerna Nepali and Myka Ababon are volunteering as social media writers for Current Protocols published by Wiley.

Biomedical Writer Position at Gray Health Health Group - Phase V in NYC
Please send me (janet.alder@rutgers.edu) your resume and cover letter so I can get it to the correct person.

Internship Positions at Wiley Publishers - http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-301744.html
Use the term "Internship" in the job search. It was suggested that you focus on the "Acquisitions" and "Marketing" internships.

How to communicate your Science: Tips, Tools and Motivation
MARCH Postdoc Luncheon:
DATE: Friday, March 25, 2016
TIME: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
LOCATION: Dean’s Conference Room, RWJMS Research Tower, 675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway 08854
SPEAKER: Dr. Patricia Irizarry, Director of Outreach at the Rutgers Math and Science Learning Center; Graduate of the Molecular Biosciences Graduate Program at Rutgers-RWJMS.

Most of the public learns science information from non-scientists. Many scientists have trouble communicating their scientific findings to other scientists, and shy away from sharing their exciting findings with the public. If you are interested in communicating your research with the rest of the world come learn helpful tools and methods for sharing science information with people outside of your field. Dr. Irizarry graduated from our Ph.D. program, where she received the GSBS Outstanding Teaching and Service Award in 2012. Dr. Irizarry and her team have brought hands-on STEM related activities to over 40,000 students and their families as part of her outreach programs through the Rutgers Science Explorer Bus and the Rutgers Geology Museum. Dr. Irizarry has developed bilingual science materials for programs (such as ASPIRA and BIO Links) in New Jersey, Puerto Rico and Pennsylvania. In addition, she regularly mentors junior scientists on how to communicate their findings with other scientists, and the public.

Sent on behalf of the RWJMS/Rutgers Postdoctoral Career Development Program.
Martha Soto, Ph.D., Director
Tina Cicolella, Staff Assistant
RWJMS-Rutgers Postdoc Page


March 2016

iJOBs-Related News
Ina Nikolaeva got a job at Nucleus Global in March 2016.

February 2016

iJOBs-Related News
Volunteer experience for publishing/editings
If you are interested of going into the editorial/publishing field and want some experience copyediting or maintaining social media for Wiley Publishers, please email Janet Alder for a possible volunteer position with Wiley.

Scientific Associate (medical writer) job in NYC
See attached job advertisement (cover letter can say that you heard about it from Rutgers iJOBS)
Lesley.Wassef-Birosik@imprintscience.com

Job for postdoc/research associate at InnovImmune
http://www.innovimmune.com/currentopportunity.php

Communicating the Value and Values of Science Lecture
Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center, U Penn
3:30pm Wednesday March 23, Alexander Library, College Ave Campus

Course regarding careers in biotech
The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), in partnership with the Keck Graduate Institute, is offering a one-week intensive management training course from July 11-16, 2016, at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA. This course will accommodate 50 graduate students and postdocs (international and domestic). The course registration fee is $300, with an additional, optional accommodations package of $500. The course will introduce PhD scientists to the skills they need to thrive in industry and will expose them to the culture, organizational structures, and practices of life science companies through MBA-style case-based classroom experiences, networking, professional development workshops, and a team-based project. They will learn how academic science is commercialized and gain insight into the way industry views scientific research. The course is designed for advanced graduate students with at least three years of research experience and for postdocs. The deadline to apply is April 15. The application is straightforward, and the only stipulation is that applicants must be or become an ASCB member. Click here for more information and to apply.
Peter Walter
ASCB President

Science Policy Day on the Hill
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is now accepting applications for our annual Student/Postdoc Hill Day! Every year, the ASBMB brings trainees from across the country to meet with their Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. This fully-funded opportunity gives trainees the chance to help promote scientific research by directly interacting with policymakers. The deadline to apply is March 25. The event will be April 27-28. Apply here.

List of websites for job searches
Thank you PDA Officer Itzamarie Chevere-Torres and Martha Soto, Ph.D., Director RWJMS/Rutgers Postdoctoral Career Development Program for this list of websites for job searches.
Careers outside academia
http://jobs.fiercebiotech.com/
http://www.bionjtalentnetwork.org/
https://www.dropoutclub.org/
http://www.indeed.com/
http://www.jobfox.com/
https://www.ziprecruiter.com/
http://www.dice.com/
http://www.linkedin.com
http://www.linkedin.com/

Careers in academia
http://www.hercjobs.org/
https://www.higheredjobs.com/
https://chroniclevitae.com/job_search/new

[M.S. adds: also check Nature.com and AAAS/Science for academic jobs.]

February 2016

Internship opportunity from Glaxo Smith Kline, Collegeville, PA
6 month internship position
Job duties may involve:
1. Basic tissue culture, protein and RNA isolations, western blots, elisa
2. LCMS, lipid extraction and analysis, tissue culture

For more information if interested, please contact: Jean Luc Tran, Senior Researcher at GSK.

ASBMB science policy fellowship application opened on Feb. 12.
Click here for more information.

The following are from the RWJMS/Rutgers Postdoctoral Career Development Program.
Martha Soto, Ph.D., Director
Tina Cicolella, Staff Assistant
RWJMS-Rutgers Postdoc Page

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is accepting applications for its Summer Policy Internship Program. The application deadline is February 26, 2016. Students who are U.S. citizens and who will be enrolled in or have just graduated from an academic program are eligible to apply.

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) - National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Fellowships in Genetics & Education and Genetics & Public Policy are 16-month opportunities designed for early-career genetics professionals who wish to pursue a future in education or policy. Each program selects one fellow per year, who will receive an annual $72,000 stipend plus benefits. Qualified applicants should have an advanced degree in genetics or a related field, be early in their careers, and be eligible to work in the United States.Applications are now open and are due April 25, 2016.


February 2016

iJOBs-Related News
iJOBS is co-organizing a Career Forum Discussion with Young Professionals with Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association. This forum is organized primarily for the graduate students and postdocs, and young professionals who have newly entered the workforce, and interested in career planning and development, particularly in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology field. This is an interactive forum discussion. Based on the questions received, we will have an expert panel from various background to address audience’s concerns and questions.

Saturday Feb 27 from 2-5pm
Click here to register.
Click here to view flyer.

Postdoctoral Career Development Program Luncheon
DATE: Friday, February 12, 2016
TIME: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
LOCATION: Room 010, Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine
TOPIC: Networking Skills Workshop: in person and on-line strategies.

Carmela Maffucci, Ph.D., Vice President, Senior Director Science and Health Strategy, Ogilvy CommonHealth Specialty Marketing
Itzamarie Chevere-Torres, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Rutgers U. & Cheeky Scientist Associate

Most scientists shy away from the word “Networking,” yet we use it to be effective researchers. How can you use Networking Strategies to succeed as a Postdoctoral Fellow, and as you search for jobs? Come learn some Networking Strategies to help you further your research and to plan your job search. What should you consider as you develop a your on-line presence? Which web sites post the most academic jobs, or industry jobs? What do employers look for when they visit on-line sites? What words should you include to get noticed? How can you help recruiters find you? Our speakers include a former Rutgers-RWJMS Ph.D. student who found her current job through her Linked In web site and in collaboration with a recruiter, and Rutgers-RWJMS postdoctoral fellow (and active PDA Member) who has obtained training in how to use Linked In and other Networking skills of importance to Postdocs

A light lunch will be provided

Sent on behalf of the RWJMS/Rutgers Postdoctoral Career Development Program.
Martha Soto, Ph.D., Director
Tina Cicolella, Staff Assistant

Eagleton Institute of Policy Fellowships for Rutgers graduate students
Apply now for the 2017 Eagleton Fellowship Program - open to Rutgers graduate students in ALL schools and departments on New Brunswick, Camden and Newark campuses. Stipends and tuition remission awards available! This one-year interdisciplinary certificate program allows Fellows learn about real-world American politics, government, and public affairs, while connecting the fellowship experience to academic field of study. Application deadline is March 25th. Eagleton has offered these prestigious fellowships since its inception in 1956.
WHY APPLY?
- stipend and tuition remission awards available
- interdisciplinary program open to Rutgers graduate student in all schools and departments on New Brunswick, Camden and Newark campuses
- participate at any point during your graduate studies: one-year certificate program lets you continue working towards your graduate degree without interruption
- highly selective program with an insider’s exposure to politics and government
- wide variety of spring placement options
- engaging discussions about politics and government in small weekly seminars in an informal setting
- opportunities to participate in special events with great food
- direct access to practitioners and a network of more than 1,900 Eagleton alumni in state and national politics and government and beyond
- career counseling and job placement assistance

APPLY ONLINE TODAY! Visit the Eagleton website for more details.

Bell Labs paid summer internship for graduate students and post-docs in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, Microbiology, or Nanotechnology. A background in nanomaterial synthesis, chemical synthesis, 2D/3D scaffolds, cell culture techniques, and/or microfabrication is a major plus. Please see this flyer for more information.

Full-time faculty openings - Lone Star College (Houston, TX)
Faculty, Biology (Job ID#18863) – Kingwood campus
Faculty, Biology (Job ID# 18809) – Montgomery campus
Lone Star College provides an exemplary work environment with six comprehensive campus locations, a collaborative atmosphere, robust professional development opportunities, doctoral/master’s degree support programs, competitive benefits, work/life balance and generous paid time off.
If you believe students matter and that student success is a top priority, LSC is where you want to teach!

Visit ijobs.rutgers.edu for more information and keep any eye out for EventBrite invitations in your inbox.

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

January 2016

Only 3 spots left in SciPhD - workshop starts this week. Don't miss the opportunity to take this career-enhancing workshop.

Also, updated information on the interactive policy exercise regarding FDA approval of AquaBounty's genetically engineered salmon for the Eagleton workshop on science's influence on policy (Feb 5) is below


iJOBS Events:

iJOBS SciPhD Workshop: Leadership and Business Skills for Scientists
ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT - register today for this amazing workshop !!!!!
SciPhD is a 35 hour workshop that is offered over the course of 5 Sundays (Jan 31 from 4-7pm, Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 21, Feb 28 all from 10am-6pm). Two of the sessions will be held at Newark and the other three will be in Piscataway but you must commit to attend all 5 sessions.
Graduate students must have completed their thesis proposition qualifying exam to participate. Postdocs can participate at any phase.Non-Rutgers students should sign up through their own schools.

SciPhD is run by Human Workflows, LLC and is a very interactive and hands-on workshop.
Topics include:
The Business of Science
Successful Communications as a Scientist
Six Leadership Styles
Developing Your People
Negotiation and Finance
Building Effective Teams
Strategic Project Management for Scientists
Applying What You've Learned

iJOBS and Eagleton Workshop: How Scientific Analysis is Used in the Policy Making Process
February 5 from 9am-1pm
Only 10 spots left. Registration ends February 3rd.
Policy Exercise Topic: FDA Approval of AquaBounty's Genetically Engineered Salmon

Guest Experts:
Stuart Shapiro
Associate professor and director of the Public Policy Program at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
, will discuss research findings from his new book, Analysis and Public Policy: Successes, Failures and Directions for Reform, and lead an interactive policy exercise. Guest experts will participate as policy advisers and discuss their career experiences. CEO, President and Executive Director, AquaBounty Technologies

Ronald L. Stotish, PhD
Dr. Stotish joined AquaBounty in 2006 as vice president for regulatory affairs. Prior to joining AquaBounty, he was executive vice president for R&D at MetaMorphix, Inc. He previously served as vice president for global pharmaceutical research and development at Fort Dodge Animal Health and held a variety of positions at American Cyanamid. Stotish began his career in basic research at Merck. He has degrees in biochemistry and over forty years experience in the discovery, development, and commercialization of new animal health products. Stotish is a graduate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

William Hallman, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Human Ecology and Former Director, Food Policy Institute, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Dr. Hallman holds a BS (biology, psychology) from Juniata College and a PhD (Experimental Psychology) from the University of South Carolina. An expert in risk perception and risk communication, he has written extensively on food safety, food security, and public perceptions of controversial issues concerning food, technology, health, and the environment. Dr. Hallman currently serves on a committee of the National Academy of Sciences focused on the science of science communication, has served as a member of several National Research Council committees focused on food safety and as chair of the Risk Communication Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Robert M. Goldberg, PhD
Co-Founder and Vice President, Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
Dr. Goldberg conducts and disseminates research on the value of medical innovation. He recently co-founded Transforming Medicine: The Elizabeth Kauffman Institute, to provide patients with direct access to precision medicine. Prior to founding CMPI, Goldberg established and ran Manhattan Institute's Center for Medical Progress and chaired its 21st Century FDA Task Force that examined the FDA's Critical Path Initiative impact on personalized medicine. He wrote "Tabloid Medicine: How the Internet is Used to Hijack Medical Science for Fear and Profit." (Kaplan 2011)

Megan Anderson Brooks, PhD
Senior Policy Associate, Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis (CRD) Associates
Dr. Brooks has expertise in science and health advocacy strategies in support of an innovative and robust biomedical research system. She previously worked for a professional scientific society developing grassroots advocacy activities that engaged early career scientists. Brooks holds a PhD in neuroscience from Rutgers University and was a 2013 Eagleton Fellow.

Link to Registration.

iJOBS Career Panel: Wuxi Pharma Tech, a Contract Research Organization
February 9 from 4:30-6pm
Learn about job opportunities in the US and China for PhD level employees
Registration closes Feb 7.

iJOBS and ACA Career Panel: Scientific Publishing
February 17 from 4:30-6pm
Hear from PhD level employees at Nature, Elsevier, and Wiley
Registration opens Jan 20 and closes Feb 15.

iJOBS Career Panel: Finance and Equity Research
February 18 from 5-6:30pm
Eagleton Institute event with guest speaker Stuart Shapiro, Professor Bloustein School
Registration opens Jan 21 and closes Feb 16.

iJOBS and ACA Workshop: How to Pick the Right Career for You
February 24 from 4:30-7pm
Guest speaker: Matthias Birk from Columbia Business School will help you reflect upon your skills and interests to identify a career that is the best fit for you
Registration opens Jan 27 and closes Feb 22.

iJOBS-related News

Find jobs on the BioNJ Job Board by clicking here.

Challenge to Catalyze New Startups
The Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) specializes in identifying and commercializing promising government-conceived and owned (NIH and NASA) inventions through our award-winning accelerator challenge programs. Teams entering the challenge may select vetted intellectual property deemed to be commercially viable required to launch their startup company. CAI also provides entrepreneurship training in the challenge and offers the opportunity to win cash prizes and earn seed funding. Our previous challenges have resulted in the creation of 32 startups in just two short years and numerous prestigious recognitions, awards and mentions by The White House, Health and Human Services (best in Business Plans/Entrepreneurship), the Washington Post as well as several notable exclusives from Nature, Wired, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune and more.

We have just announced the launch our SPACE RACE challenge through partnerships with NASA and the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation to launch companies based on near-term commercially viable NASA inventions; please find the press release here. More information about this challenge and how to enter and/or spread the word can be found on the following website.

In addition, we recently launched our Nanotechnology Startup Challenge in Cancer (NSC2) through partnerships with the National Cancer Institute and Medimmune to launch new companies centered around Nanotech-Cancer inventions; please find the press release here. Teams may bring in their own invention or select one of the NIH inventions that are topics of the challenge. More information about this challenge and how to enter and/or spread the word can be found on the following website.

Leia Novak, Ph.D.
Strategy Consultant, The Center for Advancing Innovation INC
Rosemarie Truman
Founder and Chairwoman, The Center for Advancing Innovation INC
p: 202.438.2208
w: http://www.thecenterforadvancinginnovation.org/

Postdoc Position
Jason Sheltzer's Lab at Cold Spring Harbor is seeking candidates for an NIH-funded postdoctoral position in cancer genomics. The Sheltzer Lab is combining bioinformatic analyses with cutting-edge genome engineering techniques to investigate the genetic aberrations found in human cancers. The Sheltzer Lab was founded at Cold Spring Harbor in 2015, and this position offers an excellent opportunity for highly-motivated individuals to make foundational discoveries while developing their independence in a new and growing laboratory environment. Research in the Sheltzer Lab is supported by NIH grant DP5-OD021385, and Dr. Sheltzer has been named one of Forbes Magazine's 30 under 30 in Science. More information on research in the Sheltzer Lab can be found here. Candidates for this position should have a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Cell Biology, or a related field, and a strong track record of first-author publications. Experience with mammalian tissue culture, mouse models of cancer, and/or cancer systems biology is preferred but not mandatory. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to sheltzer@cshl.edu

Visit ijobs.rutgers.edu for more information and keep any eye out for EventBrite invitations in your inbox.

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

January 2016

iJOBS Events:

iJOBS SciPhD Workshop: Leadership and Business Skills for Scientists
ONLY 12 SPOTS LEFT - register today for this amazing workshop !!!!!
SciPhD is a 35 hour workshop that is offered over the course of 5 Sundays (Jan 31 from 4-7pm, Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 21, Feb 28 all from 10am-6pm). Two of the sessions will be held at Newark and the other three will be in Piscataway but you must commit to attend all 5 sessions.
Graduate students must have completed their thesis proposition qualifying exam to participate. Postdocs can participate at any phase.Non-Rutgers students should sign up through their own schools.

SciPhD is run by Human Workflows, LLC and is a very interactive and hands-on workshop.
Topics include:
The Business of Science
Successful Communications as a Scientist
Six Leadership Styles
Developing Your People
Negotiation and Finance
Building Effective Teams
Strategic Project Management for Scientists
Applying What You've Learned

iJOBS Workshop: How Scientific Analysis is Used in the Policy Making Process
February 5 from 9am-1pm
Eagleton Institute event with guest speaker Stuart Shapiro, Professor Bloustein School
Link to Registration.

iJOBS Career Panel: Wuxi Pharma Tech, a Contract Research Organization
February 9 from 4:30-6pm
Learn about job opportunities in the US and China for PhD level employees
Registration closes Feb 7.

iJOBS and ACA Career Panel: Scientific Publishing
February 17 from 4:30-6pm
Hear from PhD level employees at Nature, Elsevier, and Wiley
Registration opens Jan 20 and closes Feb 15.

iJOBS Career Panel: Finance and Equity Research
February 18 from 5-6:30pm
Eagleton Institute event with guest speaker Stuart Shapiro, Professor Bloustein School
Registration opens Jan 21 and closes Feb 16.

iJOBS and ACA Workshop: How to Pick the Right Career for You
February 24 from 4:30-7pm
Guest speaker: Matthias Birk from Columbia Business School will help you reflect upon your skills and interests to identify a career that is the best fit for you
Registration opens Jan 27 and closes Feb 22.

iJOBS-related News

Full-time position as a lecturer in Biological Sciences at NJIT, beginning Fall 2016 (see attached ad). BioHUB Networking Event

NJ Center of Excellence, 1041 US Highway 202/206, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
January 28, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Kick back and relax at the winter mixer at the NJ Center of Excellence in Bridgewater, NJ for an opportunity to reconnect with past colleagues, expand your professional network and pick up ideas to strengthen your job search. Bring your friends, join coworkers and come experience a BioHUB. Register Today.

Life Sciences Talent Network has career opportunities listed. Find jobs on the BioNJ Job Board by clicking here.

Internship opportunity at Mednest in the Imaging Lab that they opened last June in Princeton, in collaboration with Singapore's Histoindex. This lab performs tissue digital imaging using non-linear optics, and they are expecting large amounts of services work coming from Pharma clients. They also need to build some SOPs. Start would be around April/May for ~ 6 months, possibly ending with engagement. They are looking for MS or part time PhD. Contact: Mathieu Petitjean

Co-op Position at Colgate
Early Research-Oral Care department that focuses on technology for control inflammation in mouth is looking for a student who will be in charge of handling clinical samples and analyze specific proteins, cytokines, and other inflammatory biomarkers in the samples. The responsibility is not limited to the description.

Description of Major Functions: The co-op will assist performing research in oral care active evaluation, in vitro microbiological assays and clinical study.

Experience Required (years of experience and skills required): The person should have basic skills in laboratory in microbiology and molecular biology. Experience on handing large scale of clinical samples is preferred. Industrial R&D experience is not necessary but would be a plus.

Global Competencies Required (including Technical/Functional): Results orientated, analytical thinking, and innovation.

Education Required (level of education): Undergraduate student or graduate student with a GPA of 3.5 or above

Work Schedule: 20 hours a week for six months and start asap.

If you interested and qualified, please forward your resume to ryarboro@rci.rutgers.edu. Please add "Co-op Position at Colgate" in the subject or it will not be reviewed.

The deadline is January 22nd at 4 pm.

Rutgers Outreach Open House learn about educational outreach opportunities including the Rutgers Science Bus and Geology Museum activities.
Friday January 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m
Location: Math and Science Learning Center (3rd floor of the ARC Building)
618 Allison Road, Busch Campus.

2016 Rutgers Postdoctoral Career Development Program Luncheon: Managing your time: advice from faculty and postdocs
Friday, January 22, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30pm
Dean's Conference Room, RWJMS Research Tower
Speakers:
Dr. Monica Driscoll, Professor, Rutgers U.
Dr. Huaye Zhang, Assistant Professor, RWJMS
Dr. Stephen Shannon, Postdoctoral fellow, RWJMS
Sent on behalf of the RWJMS/Rutgers Postdoctoral Career Development Program.
Martha Soto, Ph.D., Director
Tina Cicolella, Staff Assistant
RWJMS-Rutgers Postdoc Page

IRACDA Teaching and Research Postdoc Programs
Rutgers INSPIRE program
UNC Chapel HIll - Seeding Postdoctoral Innovators in Research and Education (SPIRE)
National NIH IRACDA Page

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

January 2016

iJOBS Events:

How to Find and Apply for an Internship
January 20 from 4:30-6pm
Panel of current PhD students and postdocs who have had internships at companies and institutes as well as within Rutgers.
Registration opens Dec 23 and closes Jan 18

Site Visit to Novartis
January 26 from 3-6pm. Snow date is Jan 27.
Panel of PhD level employees with research and non-research career paths, a tour of the facility, and networking.
Registration opens Dec 29 closes Jan 24

SciPhD: Leadership and Business Skills for Scientists
January 20 from 4:30-6pm
SciPhD is run by Human Workflows, LLC and helps trainees assess their current skill set, express it in business-friendly language as well as recognize/fill skill gaps in areas such as communication, leadership, team building, negotiation and project management. This workshop focuses on 24 essential core competencies valued by industry and business, relates those competencies to activities and behaviors commonly experienced by academic scientists through the scientific method, and demonstrates how those competencies work together to form the operational competencies that are essential in business. These transition business competencies can also be applied by academic and government scientists in running their laboratories. SciPhD is a very interactive and hands-on exposure to these concepts with real action items to take away from the workshop.Throughout the program, students and postdocs will experience at least four behavioral-based interview experiences in which they will play the role of the candidate and the interviewer.

Topics include:
The Business of Science
Successful Communications as a Scientist
Six Leadership Styles
Developing Your People
Negotiation and Finance
Building Effective Teams
Strategic Project Management for Scientists
Applying What You've Learned

SciPhD is a 40 hour workshop that is offered over the course of 5 Sundays (Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 21, Feb 28, March 6 from 10am-6pm). Two of the sessions will be held at Newark and the other three will be in Piscataway but you must commit to attend all 5 sessions.

Registration opens Jan 3 at 12pm and closes Jan 29. Graduate students must have completed their thesis proposition qualifying exam to participate.Postdocs can participate at any phase. Non-Rutgers students should sign up through their own schools.

iJOBS-related News

Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology Boot Camp: Drug Discovery and Development

Open to all Rutgers students (graduate and undergraduate), staff, and faculty
January 4-15, 2016
Be part of an interdisciplinary team by registering for this 2-credit Pass/Fail Winter Session course on both the Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine (IQB@R) website and on Rutgers Winter Session site. Space is limited and participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Space permitting, you may also participate by dropping in to learn about individual topics of interest.

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters, 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. There will be both an in-person (in NYC, DC, SF) and online section of the fellowship. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections.
All sections will be from 2016-03-21 to 2016-05-13
http://www.thedataincubator.com/#apply?ref=wbWlsbG9uaWdAY2FibS5ydXRnZXJzLmVkdQ==
Also, join a free webcast on building a data science project in 30 minutes. Signup soon as space is limited. Anyone within one year of graduating from a master's or PhD program or who has already obtained a master's or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Job postings through BioNJ
See Job Board by clicking here.

A mass spec position
open at the Alexandria Center for Life Sciences located on the east side of Manhattan.
https://xjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?jobId=1478310&partnerid=25428&siteid=5645&codes=Indeed

"NEW" Graduate Summer Opportunity to Advance Research (GSOAR) Program at NIH!
In summer 2016, the NIH will launch a Summer Internship Program designed around the unique experiences of graduate students in the biomedical sciences. This program is a partnership between the Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity and the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education.

AThe GSOAR program seeks to prepare a diverse cadre of young scholars for the rigors of biomedical research so that they excel in graduate school and are highly competitive for future opportunities in the biomedical enterprise. Students will spend the summer working at NIH's main campus in Bethesda, Maryland, side-by-side with some of the world's leading scientists. In addition to working in a research group at the NIH, GSOAR students will participate in an enrichment curriculum to develop critical thinking skills and graduate school survival skills, receive career guidance and mentorship focused on the broad array of biomedical careers, and attend leadership training focused on the skills needed to successfully work in team-oriented global research environments.

This program is designed for recently matriculated, first or second year graduate students enrolled in a biomedical PhD program, especially those interested in integrating quantitative approaches into research design and analysis. Students completing a master's degree who are transitioning into a biomedical PhD program are also eligible to apply. Students from diverse backgrounds and students who have faced disadvantage that impacted their educational or research opportunities earlier in their educational careers are especially encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is January 15, 2016, at 11:59 pm EST. The full application package, including reference letters, must be completed by February 1, 2016 at 11:59 pm for applicants to be considered for the program. Please visit the GSOAR program website for more information.

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

December 2015

iJOBS Events: There are only 5 spots left in the Data Workshop. Sign up ASAP!

iJOBS workshop: Biological Data and Python by DataCarpentry
December 15 and 16 from 9am-5pm each day
Registration closes December 13. ONLY 5 SPOTS LEFT! Click here to register.

Programming will resume after winter break on Jan 20. For a preview of spring programming, visit Events Calendar at ijobs.rutgers.edu. Look for email listing January events to be sent by Dec 23 and keep any eye out for EventBrite invitations in your inbox.

iJOBS-related News

LIFA (Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award) post-doc program

This program pairs a post-doctoral scientist and mentor with a Lilly scientist and provides up to four years of salary and benefits. Depending on the project, the post-doc can spend time at both Rutgers and Lilly. More information available here.

For guidance, please contact Christian Felder at Lilly.

Application for the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Postdoctoral Program

REMINDER that application closes 1 week from now, on December 15. This recruitment cycle is for positions in our program starting around July 2016. Attached please find PDF's of this year’s poster and flier, which provide more information about our Postdoctoral Program.

Call for Bloggers for NIH BEST Consortium Website

Rutgers iJOBS 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 bloggers to write diary-style entries about the career development process to be published on the national NIH BEST website.

OVERVIEW
Audience: US biomed PhDs and postdocs
Time commitment: 1 blog/month for 6 months. The series will run from February-July.
Content: We are modeling this blog series after The Guardian’s Postdoc Diaries. 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 or not helpful; a career-related identity crisis; a career interest that surprised you; balancing career development efforts with your lab work; the support of your PI; awkward networking interactions; or anything else that happened that month in relation to career development.
Considerations. The blog will be posted publicly online. We would like to use your real name and photo, but you can be vague when it comes to others (who you networked with or where you are interning).

IF INTERESTED
If you are interested in sharing your career development process and gaining some writing experience, please send the following to liane.monetakoehler@vanderbilt.edu by January 15th.
Name
School
Area of Expertise (i.e. pharamacology, bioinformatics, etc.)
Where you are in the career development process. (i.e. 1st year PhD just starting to explore careers, 5th year PhD about to actively job hunt, or postdoc pursuing one career but exploring backup career options, etc.)
Career plans if you have them (i.e. science policy, academia, clinical research, etc.)

We will start with just 2 bloggers, but we have plans to expand once the blog series is in place. Depending on the response, we may request a short writing sample. Feel free to send questions to liane.monetakoehler@vanderbilt.edu.

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

November 2015

Job postings at J&J Consumer

Be sure to see the exciting career opportunities being sourced by the Life Sciences Talent Network. Find hundreds of NJ industry jobs at our host agency website, www.BioNJ.org.

Supervisor, Quality Assurance Confidential Princeton, NJ
Scientist, Downstream PD Patheon Biologics Princeton, NJ
Scientist, Upstream PD Patheon Biologics Princeton, NJ
Windows Client Engineer Redtoo Summit, NJ
Process Engineer Temptime Corporation Morris Plains, NJ
Quality Engineer Temptime Corporation Morris Plains, NJ
Director, Site Management National Disease Res Interchange Cranbury, PA
VP, Partnership Development National Disease Res Interchange Philadelphia, PA
LC - MS Scientist Envigo Somerset, NJ
Director, Regulatory Affairs Confidential Northern NJ
Sales Director Water Journey Livingston, NJ
Mngr., New Product Planning Celldex Therapeutics Hampton, NJ
Director, Marketing Celldex Therapeutics Hampton, NJ
Mngr. Clinical Operations Soligenix, Inc. Princeton, NJ
Animal Health Intern Merck Branchburg, NJ
Senior Scientist Merck Rahway, NJ
Specialist, Audit and Assurance Merck Kenilworth, NJ
Specialist, IT Support Ferring Pharmceuticals Parsippany, NJ
Scientist, InVivo Pharmacology Ferring Pharmceuticals Parsippany, NJ
Executive Assistant PTC Therapeutics South Plainfield, NJ
Director, Clinical Finance PTC Therapeutics Greater NY City Area
VP. Communications Novo Nordisk Plainsboro, NJ
Medical Dir., - Medical Affairs Novo Nordisk Princeton, NJ
Drug Safety Associate Allergan Jersey City, NJ
Mngr. Reg Affairs Labeling Allergan Jersey City, NJ
Clinical Trial Associate Celgene Basking Ridge, NJ
Sr. Engineer, Drug Substance Celgene Summit, NJ
Medical Writing Intern Covance Princeton, NJ
Business Development Director Covance Princeton, NJ
Project Director Covance Princeton, NJ

Find more jobs on the BioNJ Job Board by clicking here.

November 2015

Postdoc positions at Merck
DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY November 13 to apply

Merck's post-doctoral scholar program is hiring 27 post-doctoral candidates this year. A post-doctoral candidate is hired for 2-3 years and will work on a specific project associated with the grant that was written by investigators at Merck.

Click here to see the job ad.

West Chester University near Philadelphia is hiring a tenure track Molecular Biologist

Click here to see the job ad.

October 2015

How to Advance Research Results towards the Development of a Medical Product
Co-sponsored by iJOBS and Biomedical Entrepreneur Networks (BEN)
Tuesday, 11/17 5:30-7pm, at the Life Sciences Building on Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ.

Dr. Joachim Kohn, Director of the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials and Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University. In the past, Dr. Kohn has spoken at length on the changing climate of entrepreneurship in academic medicine, and this talk promises to give a great perspective on the opportunities for innovation in medical research.

Click here to view the BEN Fall Speaker Series.

Job Opportunities at Ashfield Healthcare, a global leader in medical communication
Ashfield is one of the leading US-based healthcare services organizations and is part of the sales, marketing and medical services division of United Drug PLC.

Two core areas of focus: Commercial sales and marketing services delivered through Ashfield Commercial
Medical Information and Drug safety services delivered through Ashfield Medical Information
The company is actively seeking doctoral-level candidates and is recruiting Rutgers students. Interested students and postdocs should apply directly to: Judith Barclay, Corporate Recruiter, 201-271-6179

Job Opportunities at Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide in NJ/NY
Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide provides marketing services including behavioral insights, content strategy and management, digital, interactive and new media services, marketing analytics and research, media planning and buying, medical education, payer marketing and market access, professional advertising and promotion, public affairs and relations, relationship marketing, sales training development, social media and social listening, and wellness and consumer advertising and promotion.

Associate Medical Director posting for doctoral level:

NOTE if you are interested in applying for a position at Ogilvy, please email janet.alder@rutgers.edu so we can ensure your resume gets attention through our contacts.

Success in Academic Leadership - Essential Insights for a Future Career in Higher Education
This student-led session will introduce graduate students and postdocs of all disciplines to: pertinent issues in US higher education, the interplay between academia and industry, relevant insights to become a competitive applicant for an academic job

Small group discussions will consider approaches and strategies for developing one's leadership skills as a future leader in higher education and/or industry. Tuesday November 10 from 9:30-11am
Room 411AB, Rutgers Students Center College Ave
RSVP to Barbara Corso: corso@odl.rutgers.edu
Offered with support from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Graduate School New Brunswick, Center for Organizational Development and Leadership and Graduate Student Association.

Inspiring Women in STEM Conference on December 4
From practical advice on effective ways to navigate your career to the opportunity to learn from the experiences of successful women who have traveled remarkable journeys, you will come away with valuable and actionable ideas and guidance. The Conference's signature program will feature a Conversation with STEM Leaders sharing personal examples of inspiration, determination and grace. Our impressive panel includes Donna Tempel, Ph.D., President and CEO, Drais Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, BioNJ; Debbie Hart, President and CEO, BioNJ and Avis Yates Rivers, President and CEO, Technology Concepts Group International. http://bionj.org/event/iwst. Space for this exclusive Conference is limited. You'll leave inspired and ready to super charge your career.

GMP Quality System in Early Pharmaceutical Development
Date: Friday, November 6, 2015
Time: 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Speaker: Marty Jeiven, Jeiven Pharmaceutical Consulting, Inc. Location: Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies, The Technology Centre, 675 US Highway One, North Brunswick, NJ 08902 Price: Free (registration required).
To RSVP, please email ccostello@njeda.com with your name, affiliation and contact email.

Look for EventBrite invitations coming weekly to your inbox!
Or check the website.
Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

October 2015

Kristina Hernandez got a job at MediTech Media which is a part of Nucleus Global.

Winder Perez got a job at Stryker Corp as an Assistant Microbiologist

Professional Experienceships
The Offices of the U.S. President and U.S. Department of Labor have declared the first week in November as National Apprenticeship Week and Rutgers University has been asked to showcase our successes in providing students with "experienceships" to better navigate their professional journeys.

Join us on November 2, 2015 on Busch Campus as we host our state representatives and continue the dialogue with students & industrial and clinical partners such as Celgene, J&J Ethicon, Merck, Hurel and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

Learn about state and federal support for such programs and about the varied experiences Rutgers students and their mentor counterparts have had participating in internships, immersions and shadowing.

Finally, take the time to make connections to strengthen your own experience!

Agenda:
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Breakfast and Networking
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Introductory Remarks
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Panel Discussion
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: More Networking
Tickets are free, but limited, so please register at: Experienceship Panel Discussion

Entrepreneurship Lab NYC (ELabNYC) is looking for interested Research Scientists, Doctors and Engineers for upcoming 2016 cohort. (Postdocs, Graduate Students, PIs, MDs - all eligible)

Application Deadline November 2, 2015 5PM

ELabNYC is an Entrepreneur Program that equips emergent bio and health technology Entrepreneurs to evolve their science or technology into a viable company.

ELabNYC incorporates an intensive and practical curriculum, hands-on one-on-one coaching, mentoring with experienced entrepreneurs, and meaningful access to industry experts, entrepreneurs, and investors.

Scientists and engineers seeking to commercialize their innovations are encouraged to apply. Patents are strongly encouraged, 100% of invited ventures have clear patent filing opportunities. Technology Transfer office willingness to enter into a license is required. Willingness to move to NYC to start your venture is mandatory.

There is no pre requisite of business experience. There is no charge to participate or equity payment.

Outcomes for previous ELabNYC participating teams include: 55% receive funding during the 6.5 month long program. Average funding raised per team is $750K 60% secure technology license by the end of the program 38% participants are female.

The ELabNYC program is free of charge. Assistance completing the 2016 ELabNYC applications can be found at webinars and workshops or by contacting the ELabNYC team.

Look for EventBrite invitations coming weekly to your inbox!
Or check the website.
Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

October 2015

1) Advances in Computational and Data Science for Investigative Discovery in Biology and Medicine
Thursday Oct 22 from 8:30am-4:30pm
Proteomics Building, Room 120, Piscataway

This exciting, cross disciplinary workshop for Rutgers researchers will focus on identifying multidisciplinary research opportunities in the areas of computational and data-enabled biology and medicine and exploring collaborations that can effectively respond to these opportunities. Sponsored by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute, Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine at Rutgers. To register for the event, click here.

2) Rutgers Chapter of the National Science Policy Group
The National Science Policy Group connects graduate students across the country who are interested in issues that intersect science and policy. The Rutgers Chapter has been growing since the spring of 2014 and is looking for new members. Our chapter focuses largely on congressional visits, educating students about policy initiatives, and identifying future career possibilities, which includes networking with professional policy makers. We have made personal contacts with more than half of New Jersey's congressional representatives in addition to the local Rutgers community.

The mission of the Rutgers Chapter of the NSPG is to promote the voice of students in science, engaging in policy and funding related issues in addition to advocating for the use of science based knowledge. If you or your lab have ever been funded by the NSF, NIH, NASA, DoD, other federal or NJ state agencies, then science policy should matter to you.

NSPG October Meeting
Tues, Oct 27, 2015 at 5 PM, Cook Campus, ENR building, Room 334
We will discuss the next steps for a future science policy paper, recap information from the national meeting, discuss important breaking policy initiatives, and new recruitment. If needed, we will be webcasting the meeting by request for students from other campuses to virtually attend.
Dinner will be provided!
We will be in Room 334 of the ENR building on Cook Campus. Easiest parking location is directly in front of the building (Lot 98B).
This is event is funded by the Graduate Student Association -- Rutgers University

3) The Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Postdoctoral Program
Will be opening October 15th and will remain open through December 15th. This recruitment cycle is for positions in the program starting around July 2016.
Three 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
Opportunities to pursue cutting-edge biomedical research in a prestigious, well-resourced, and highly-driven industry environment
Weekly postdoctoral scientist meetings to foster scientific rigor, creative thinking, critical reasoning, and career advancement
Click here for more information.

4) Ferring Pharmaceuticals Internship in Translational and Clinical Pharmacology
Graduate students or postdoctoral fellows will get industry experience for 3-6 months at Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.. Under this program, the graduate student/senior graduate student or postdoctoral fellow will learn and participate in the activities of a dynamic medical affairs department at the Ferring headquarters in Parsippany, NJ. The intern will participate in the assessment of new product acquisitions related to key areas of therapeutic interest (Urology/cancer, Orthopedics, Women's Health, Reproductive Health, GI, and Endocrinology). To fulfill this role, the intern will conduct detailed literature searches, competitive intelligence research, and aid in the writing of due diligence reports. In addition, the individual will assist the clinical sciences team with a current understanding of pharmacology, physiology, cellular, and molecular mechanisms underlying disease states related to products and key areas of interest.

Click here for more information on requirements and how to apply.

5) OneStart a Bio-Entrepreneurship Program for Students/Postdocs
Win $150k to realize your healthcare business idea! Applications are open NOW
Do you have an innovative idea that could tackle humanity's most pressing healthcare needs?
We are pleased to announce the launch of OneStart 2016, the world's largest life sciences and healthcare accelerator program. Offering young entrepreneurs the chance to win $150k, free lab space and on-going advice from our extensive mentor network drawn from McKinsey and Co., Johnson and Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, SR One, Takeda Ventures, and more.
Many of our graduates have been successful in securing follow-on investment, our alumni raising over $30 million combined!

Applications are reviewed in Dec 2015 and 35 semi-finalist teams are selected to attend a two-day Biotech Bootcamp based in San Francisco on 19th and 20th Feb 2016. Consisting of workshops and networking opportunities with our mentors and partners. Each team also receives 1-on-1 mentorship from our industry experts over 7 weeks. The program ends with the Finals Gala, at which 10 exceptional finalist teams compete for the grand prize.

Throughout October launches are being held across the world.There is no cost to apply, and applications are open now until 1st Dec, 2015. Learn more at onestart.co today and start building your winning team.

6) Internships at J&J Consumer R&D
Opportunities for a 1-12 week summer internship or a 6 month co-op.Successful completion of the term and graduation with a relevant degree will provide a great opportunity to be considered for future employment within the J&J R&D. Click here for more information and how to apply.

7) Post doc job posting in computational protein design at Merck
Alejandro Crespo is the mentor for this position which would start June 2016. Click here for more information.

8) EdX course "The Making Of Biologic Medicines: Principles of Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing"
Offered by professors at MIT.
The course is free to take/audit and provides a great in depth, overview of the entire pharmaceutical manufacturing process from drug design and cell line development to scale up and manufacturing and purification, including the biology and engineering concepts involved. Commitment is ~2 hr/week for 6 weeks starting October 27th. Click here for more information and how to apply.

9) MDACC/Rice Post-doctoral Fellowship in Translational Cancer Nanotechnology
NIH funded program will provide young talented scientists an intensive two-year research experience and training in cancer nanotechnology that is based on a close collaboration between The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Rice University. The program is geared toward scientists who aim to pursue integrated, translational research that is focused on advancing promising new nanotechnology-based diagnostics and therapeutics to improve cancer care. Therefore, the training will emphasize understanding of biological and clinical needs in development of new technologies and in modification of existing technologies in nanoscience. Each fellow will be co-mentored by two program faculty - one from MD Anderson Cancer Center and one from Rice University.

Recent Ph.D. awardees with 0 to 2 years of previous post-doctoral experience and training in physical science, chemistry, bioengineering or related disciplines and a demonstrated background and interest in nanotechnology are encouraged to apply. Program eligibility: per program requirement fellows must be a citizen of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.

How to apply: Interested candidates should send via email their applications as a single pdf file with "2015 T32 Cancer Nanotechnology Postdoctoral Application" denoted in the Subject Line. Application packages for this year are due by October 30th and should include: (i) filled out application form (attached), (ii) cover letter describing specific research interests (no more than 1 page), (iii) CV and (iv) names of three references. Please, send your application to eckindre@mdanderson.org and sk7@rice.edu

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

October 2015

1) What Can You Be with a PhD
Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 at NYU Medical Center.
The Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is sponsoring Rutgers graduate students and postdocs free attendance at the What Can You Be with a PhD event. The event runs both days from 10:00am - 6:00pm.

Rutgers currently has 44 slots left so register soon using your Rutgers email address through this link. You can find out more info about the schedule on the website.

2) A Clinician-Scientists™ Approach to Product Development - Biomedical Entrepreneurship Network (BEN)
Dr. Charles Gatt, Chariman and Program Director; Associate Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedics. Founder of Novopedics.

Thursday, October 15 12pm - 1pm Main Lecture Hall, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Building, 675 Hoes Ln West, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Dr. Gatt will review the biomechanics of meniscal injuries and the materials science/current state of tissue-engineered cartilage. Dr. Gatt will also discuss the surgical implications for tissue-engineered cartilage implantation and the cost-model of this technology. As the title suggests, this will be an excellent introduction to the clinical-scientist’s perspective of product development and a great opportunity to learn of healthcare innovations in the field of orthopaedics.

3) Piranha Tank International and Health-Tech Networking Event
Thursday Oct 15 from 6:30-9pm
Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ, Auditorium B, New Brunswick Seven high performing Life Science Companies from Singapore will compete for your feedback in a "Pirana Tank" format. See attached flyer for details and RSVP.

Click here to view the flyer.

4) Public Policy Training Institute - The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
October 26-27 in Washington, DC
Designed to educate grad students, post docs, and fellows about the policy landscape that surrounds health and regulatory science. Attendees will learn from some of Washington's top insiders about the role of policy in shaping the scientific enterprise. Top government officials, industry representatives, and senior leaders at the FDA will lead discussions.

Participants will have the opportunity to network with AIMBE's 2015-2016 FDA Scholars, more than two-dozen Fellows from the FDA and NIH, and the most promising trainees from labs across the country.

Registration is $395. Contact Sarah Mandell (smandell@aimbe.org) to reserve your space.

More information is available attached and online at: aimbe.org/institute.

Click here to view the flyer.

Click here to view the agenda.

5) Beyond VCs and SBIRs: Learn about Lesser Known Funding Approaches - BioNJ Entrepreneurship Program Series
Thursday Oct 29 from 8am-1pm
Livingston Student Center, Livingston Hall, Piscataway

Join BioNJ for this interactive event that will discuss funding opportunities from foundations and international groups, as well as new vehicles being offered from big biopharmas for start-ups and early stage companies. You'll hear from decision makers at these organizations about mission-driven investments in early stage companies and learn firsthand from recipients on how they successfully competed for funding.
Click here to register. Tickets are $65 for BioNJ Members and $85 for future BioNJ Members.

6) Drug Discovery and Development- 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology Boot Camp
January 4-15, 2016
Center for Integrative Proteomics Research with field trips

Be part of an interdisciplinary team by registering for this 2-credit Pass/Fail Winter Session course on both the Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine (IQB@R) website and on Rutgers Winter Session site.

Space is limited and participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Read about the Boot Camp and see the FAQs on our website
Contact Gail Ferstandig Arnold at gfarnold@iqb.rutgers.edu

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

October 2015

1) Internship with the Office of Research Commercialization for Postdocs and PhD Graduate students.
To learn more about the application information, click here.

2) Post-Doc Entrepreneurship Seminar
RU Office of New Ventures and Entrepreneurship. Please circulate this post-doc entrepreneurship seminar announcement. The event will be October 22 from 1-3 in CAIT auditorium, Piscataway.

Interested post-docs can register here.

3) Executive in Residence Presentation Series
NJ Economic Development Authority
Topic: Will Clinical Trials Prove Fatal to Big Pharma
Date: Friday, October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Speaker:
Location:Commercialization Center for Innovative Technology, The Technology Centre, 675 US Highway One, North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Price: Free (registration required)
To RSVP, please email amaman@njeda.com.


September 2015

Fatimah Williams Castro presenting at the "Beyond the PhD" Workshop held on September 28.



September 2015

1) Association for Women in Science NJ Science and Policy Panel
Thursday October 6, 6:30-8pm
Rutgers Cook Douglass Lecture Hall Room 103
3 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ

Panelists include Assemblyman Dan Benson, Andrew Zwicker, PhD, Navneet Puri, PhD, Jeanne Herb, Ann Stock, PhD, Manny DiCicco-Bloom, PhD and Daniel Van Abs, PhD

Click here to register.

2) Future of Research Hack Day
Saturday October 24

Future of Research (FOR) is a group of postdocs in Boston who have been active in the discussions around enterprise sustainability.

The FOR will be holding a symposium this year on data gaps with regard to the research workforce. This 1.5 day symposium will feature Paula Stephan, economist and author of How Economics Shapes Science, as well as several panel sessions about jobs and data collection on the research workforce.

The day after the symposium, the FOR and the ASBMB will jointly host a hack day. The term “hack day” is derived from events held originally by computer engineers. But the event, where you ask a group of people interested in a set of problems to work intensively for a specified period of time to come up with innovative solutions, can be applied to any well defined set of questions.

Click here for more information.

3) Success in Academia Professional and Career Development Series
Friday October 30
Creese Student Center, Behrakis Grand Hall at Drexel University
3210 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

  • Nine highly accomplished speakers and panelists discussing academic opportunities for biomedical scientists
  • Keynote address that will discuss “Street Smarts” of Science for Students
  • Breakout sessions that will focus on mentoring in Fellowship Opportunities for Academic Career Building and Negotiating Tactics for Faculty Positions
  • Networking reception with speakers and panelists

Click here to register.


September 2015

View pictures from the "Resume Writing for Graduate Students" workshops here.


September 2015

1) Rutgers University Postdoctoral Association (Rutgers PDA) 7th Annual Postdoc Appreciation Week Symposium
On Wednesday September 30, 2015 at the Life Sciences building,
145 Bevier Road, Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854.

The symposium is completely organized and run by postdocs and highlights postdoctoral achievement and career development.

Our theme for this year's symposium is "Scientific Communication". As we prepare for the next step in our careers in research, policy, teaching, and business it will be critical for us to explain the positive impact of scientific research on society and global health.

This year, our keynote speaker is Dr. Keith Micoli, Director of the NYU School of Medicine Postdoctoral Program, PI of the NYU BEST grant, and Chairman of the Board of the NPA (National Postdoc Association). Dr. Micoli also organizes the two-day "What Can You Be with a PhD?" career symposium attended by over 1,300 students and postdocs in the greater NYC area. There will also be other invited speakers, oral presentation by postdocs, and a poster session, and new this year, due to popular demand, we will end with an ice cream social.

Registration for this event is free for all attendees. A free lunch and snacks will also be provided. Please visit here to register.

If you are interested in presenting a poster or doing ashort oral presentation please follow link above for instructions for submitting your abstract (Cash prize for best posters!). The deadline for abstract submission is Sept 20, 2015.

If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me at jadali@dls.rutgers.edu or the PDA president Stephan Shannon at shannosg@rwjms.rutgers.edu.

Azadeh Jadali
Postdoctoral Association Officer/Organizing committee


2) The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) is hosting a Public Policy Training Institute
On October 26-27 in Washington, DC designed to educate grad students, post docs, and fellows in medical and biological engineering about the policy landscape that surrounds health and regulatory science.

Attendees will learn from some of Washington's top insiders about the role of policy in shaping the scientific enterprise. Top government officials, industry representatives, and senior leaders at the FDA will lead discussions on topics such as Science, Technology, Healthcare and the Courts and The Role of Critical NGO Stakeholders in Shaping Policy.

Participants will engage with experts in science and health policy through keynote talks and panel presentations. They will have the opportunity to network with AIMBE's 2015-2016 FDA Scholars, as well as Fellows from the FDA.

AIMBE is pleased to offer this executive training opportunity to our network of Fellows and Academic Council schools at a registration rate of $395. Non-affiliated member registration is $595. Contact Sarah Mandell to reserve your space.

Please share this announcement with your network. More information is attached and available online at www.aimbe.org/institute.

Sarah Mandell
Director of Research and Programming
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
1701 K Street NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20006
202-496-9661


3) Startup Grind with Yao Huang (09/17)
Who: Tigerlabs. Tigerlabs is a seed stage venture firm, focusing on pre-series A investments predominantly in B2B SaaS across a range of sectors including fin tech, ad tech, ed tech, digital health, and digital media.

What: Yao Huang is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Hatchery, an organization instrumental in developing the New York technology ecosystem with an international advisory consultancy and incubator. She has helped over 350 early stage companies through various phases of maturay with a focus on product, business, revenue, and funding.

When: Thursday, 09/17/15, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Where: Princeton, NJ

Why: Startup Grind, at its core, is a global community of entreprenuers that aims to educate, support, and connect people worldwide. Startup Grind is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs with a presence in 150 cities in 65 countries. Here at Tigerlabs, we strive to bring in inspiring, learned entrepreneurs with a story to tell and experiences to share. Admittance to a Tigerlabs Startup Grind event is free for current members, and public admission is $10 ahead of time and $15 at the door, and attendees are welcome to listen to the speakers, network with other guests, and make friends in the startup community.<

Register here for the event.


4) Call for Presentations: What's Next in Medical Devices (09/24 deadline, 10/15 symposium)
Who: NJ Tech Council

What: The NJ Tech Council is seeking presentations focusing on new medical devices being developed by medical device companies or by university/college researchers in the tristate (NJ, NY and PA) area.

When: Last Date for Abstracts Submissions: Thursday, September 24 at 10 pm. Notification of Acceptance of Applications: Tuesday, September 29 Presentations begin at 4:30 pm on October 15

Where: Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07652

Why:
Submission Guidelines:
Submissions should include a short 30 word abstract that summarizes the content of their medical device, and a 200 word (approximately) abstract that provides a more complex version of the device. Both abstracts will be reviewed by the Selection Committee. The short abstract will appear in the event program and may be edited for clairy.

Accepted Applications:
Accepted entrants will present at the What's Next in Medical Device Symposium on the late afternoon of October 15. Presentations will be restricted to 7 minutes with no more than 15 slides per presentation. Up to ten presentations will be selected for the program. Final copies of presentations will be required in .ppt format.

Questions or inquiries should be sent to Paul at pfrank@njtc.org. For event details, click here.


August 2015

Pathways program for internships and jobs for recent grads- on USAJOBS- includes all federal agencies: https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads.


August 2015

For FDA fellowships, internships, and other science & research career opportunities: http://www.fda.gov/scienceresearch/sciencecareeropportunities/ucm374379.htm.


August 2015

For a list of Federal Internships for graduate students and postdocs, please look here.


August 2015

Andrea Gray got a job at the FDA in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research / Office of Tissue, Cell, and Gene Therapies / Cell Therapies Branch. She will be reviewing the CMC portions of INDs for cell therapy and combination products. Andrea credits iJOBS and SciPhD with helping her land this position. Congrats Andrea!


Job Posting: Position at NJ Department of Health

If you have sequencing experience and are interested in the position below at the NJ Department of Health, please send your resume to Susan Mikorski.

Just wanted to give you a heads up that we have applied for a new CDC Epidemiology Laboratory Capacity (ELC) grant project beginning August 2015 and are hopeful that we will be funded for a scientist position in our Molecular Services laboratory. It is a one year grant cycle, with an option to continue, so we are thinking of initially advertising it as a paid internship or post-doc position.

The project is next generation sequencing for Salmonella enteriditis and will help us move our capacity forward in the foodborne testing arena which currently relies on PFGE technology for outbreak tracking. Public health laboratories are moving in this direction, with CDC guidance in the hopes that by 2020 sequencing can replace current technologies for many applications.

If you know of anyone with sequencing experience who might be interested, please have them forward me their resumes, so, when (or if) the funds are approved I might expedite the process. Please make them aware, that we are still awaiting final word on the application, but should know shortly.


July 2015

Eva Rubio Marrero was accepted to do an internship at Eli Lilly for the summer of 2015.


July 2015

Leonardo Valdivieso-Torres published an article in ASBMB Today June 2016 "The truth only goes so far. Scientists need to do more to increase scientific literacy in their communities".


July 2015

Jennifer Therkorn received a Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics Fellowship for 2015-16.


June 2015

iJOBS Announcements

1) Postdoc Career Development Lunch

  • TOPIC: Interview Secrets & Techniques for the CEO of Me, Inc.
  • DATE: Friday, June 12, 2015
  • TIME: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • LOCATION: Dean's Conference Room, RWJMS Research Tower
  • SPEAKER: Rod Colón, Career Strategist, Networking Coach, Author

Rod Colón has 25 years of experience as a corporate HR management insider, outside agency recruiter, professional networker and career coach through an unusual yet common sense approach to networking and career management. His in-depth knowledge of international staffing, recruiting and networking gives Rod a unique ability to both coach and consult today’s professionals and executives around the world. Rod’s book, Win the Race for 21st Century Jobs, discusses the need for networking and human relationships as a major part of any job search and career management strategy. You can find his career tips and techniques on his website – RodColon.com. Rod also hosts a new and interactive weekly call-in radio show entitled Own Your Career: The Weekly Summit for the CEO of Me, Inc. online Mondays at 9pm (ET) at BlogTalkRadio.com/OwnYourCareer. For this session, Mr. Colón will focus on interview skills, an essential tool for any academic or industry job search.

2) Princeton Consulting Case Competition

On behalf of Princeton University Graduate Consulting Club, we are pleased to announce that Princeton University will be organizing its annual Graduate Case Competition on July 17th, 2015. All non-MBA graduate students and post-doctoral researchers are invited to participate.

Reasons to Apply
  1. Develop your consulting case skills and get a taste of what consulting is like
  2. Network with consultants from leading firms
  3. Cash prizes ($1,000 for 1st Place Team), and PrepLounge membership for all finalists
Apply with your team ASAP! Please visit the Princeton Case Competition Website to find details about the event, and instructions on how to apply. The deadline for online application is July 5th. If you have any questions, please contact us at pugcc_cc@princeton.edu.

3) NYAS June Events

Students can get a 50% discount on the full registration fee for a selection of upcoming Academy symposia this June. Students may register for less than $10!

Using Phylogenetics to Enhance the HIV Response, use code NYAS50HIV to register
Learning from Cancer to Advance Neurodegeneration Drug Discovery and Development, use code NYAS50NEURO to register
Quantitative Biology: From Molecules to Man, use code NYAS50QBIO to register

May 2015

Job Postings

1) Job Posting: Associate Scientist at Personal Genome Diagnostics, Inc.

Click here to view the job posting and requirements.

2) Job Posting: Associate Scientist at Personal Genome Diagnostics, Inc.

Click here to view the job posting and requirements.


May 2015

iJOBS Announcements

1) Job Posting: Microbiologist at NJ Department of Health

Click here to view the job posting and requirements.

2) Job Posting: Two Postdoc Positions at Insmed

  1. Associate Scientist/Post-Doctoral Fellow – Formulations Development
  2. Post-Doctoral Fellow – Immunology Research
If you are interested, please contact Matt Alcalde from BioNJ so that he can work with you on your cover letter and resume and get you the right introduction before you apply.

3) Annual INSPIRE Scientific Teaching Seminar

Dr. April Hill, Richmond U., will speak about her experiences conducting research at a Four Year College setting. Lunch to follow. Click here to register for the free lunch.

Event Details:
When: Friday, May 15, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Where: West Lecture Hall, RWJMS

4) The Bio International Convention is in Philadelphia this year June 15-18

As part of the convention, they have a career fair:

Event Details:
BIO 2015 Career Fair - FREE To All Job Seekers!
When: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center

Co-located with the 2015 BIO International Convention, the BIO Career Fair will allow you access to many of the world's leading life science companies.

As a Career Fair registrant, you can spend Tuesday, June 16 and Wednesday, June 17 researching companies within the BIO Exhibition, and then show off your knowledge Thursday, June 18 in front of recruiters at the BIO Career Fair.
  • You get access to a variety of employers seeking applicants
  • All resumes will be pre-screened.
  • You get access to BIO International Convention Exhibition ($199 value)
  • A minimum of a 4-year life science degree OR a community college biotech degree is recommended.
  • Military veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Upload your resume and register for the BIO Career Fair by clicking here

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

May 2015

Editorial about BEST grants in May 2015 issue of Science Translational Medicine

Click here to view the editorial.


April 2015



New Jersey's Public Health and Environmental Laboratories (PHEL) hosted Rutgers University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences' doctoral students to discuss potential career options outside of academia.

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April 2015

Leonardo Valdivieso-Torres received a travel award and honorarium as part of the Biotech Literacy Bootcamp at UC Davis in April 2015.


April 2015

Christina Ramirez was accepted to do an internship at the Institut Pasteur Korea in the summer of 2015. She will be working in the Hepatitis Research Laboratory Group led by Dr. Marc P. Windisch.


April 2015

Shanique Edwards will be a Biology Science Writer at Draw it to Know it Creative LLC in Indianapolis, IN. DITKI uses a visual-based approach to learning to create supplemental learning material for medical students.


April 2015

Chenchao Gao was accepted into the summer internship program for the Office of Clinical Pharmacology at the FDA.


April 2015

Kathryn Drzewiecki, Chris Lowe, Andrea Gray, Serom Lee, and Sarah Misenko created a team for the Mid-Atlantic Case Competition. This competition is for non-MBA graduate students to develop consulting case solving skills. It is hosted by the Graduate Student Consulting & Beyond Club at UVA and the Fellow Consulting Club at the NIH. They were selected as one of the 20 teams to compete. They have one week to put together their strategy they present at the NIH. Major consulting firms such as BCG and McKinsey are sponsoring the event and were available for networking.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

iJOBS Site Visit to the Department of Health



Monday, March 23, 2015

iJOBS trainees learn about the business of science through interactive programming in the SciPhD workshop in March 2015



Monday, September 22, 2014
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (PI Millonig) and Rutgers School of Engineering (PI Yarmush) are excited to announce that we have been awarded a 5 year NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) grant. According to NIH, the purpose of this funding is, "to support bold and innovative approaches designed to broaden graduate and postdoctoral training, such that training programs reflect the range of career options that Ph.D. graduate students and postdoctoral fellows pursue and that are required for a robust biomedical, behavioral, social and clinical research enterprise".
Read the press release here.