November 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Biological Asset Management Scientist at GSK
Preferred qualifications:

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

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

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

November 2017

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

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

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

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

November 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 2017

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

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

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

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

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

On behalf of Doreen Badheka, PhD

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

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

October 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 2017

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

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

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

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

BioNJ Talent Network Jobs Board
Click here to see new jobs posting.

October 2017

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

September 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BioNJ Talent Network job postings for the week
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September 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:


August 2017

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

iJOBS related news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 2017

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

Congratulations to iJOBS SciPhD participants

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

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

iJOBS related news

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

July 2017

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

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

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

iJOBS related news

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

July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

BioNJ Jobs Board
Click here to see all job postings.

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

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

Job posting for geneticist at EPM Scientific in NYC

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

June 2017

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

iJOBS events:

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

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

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

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

iJOBS-related news:

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

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

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

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

Career Path Summaries from NeurOnline

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

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

June 2017

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

iJOBS events:

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

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

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

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

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

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

iJOBS-related news:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

June 2017

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

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

iJOBS events:

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

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

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

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

iJOBS-related news:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

May 2017

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

iJOBS events:

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

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

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

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

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

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

iJOBS-related news:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

May 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



May 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 2017

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Medical Device Industry Panel Discussion: Challenges, Opportunities and Careers

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

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

 

March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

 

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Feburary 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

ACA Event about Students2Science in Newark 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Janurary 2017

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

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



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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

November 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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



November 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


October 2016

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

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

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

October 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 2016

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

iJOBS Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

iJOBS-Related News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

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.

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

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.

Questions? Contact any of the program directors:

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
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  • Test Scores: Top-tier test scores on one of the following: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or SAT.
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  • Quantitative and Verbal Skills: Must have BOTH excellent math and verbal/writing skills. Sherwood Test Prep Instructors teach the entire course.
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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.

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

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May 2015

iJOBS Announcements

1) Job Posting: Microbiologist at NJ Department of Health

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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

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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.