Meet the Blogger: Monal Mehta

Published on Jun 13, 2019 by Monal Mehta

Hello everyone! My name is Monal Mehta, and I am finishing the 4th year of my PhD in Neuroscience at Rutgers University. I have actually been contributing to the Rutgers iJOBs blog since 2017, but am just now finally getting around to writing a post introducing myself! Time has really flown by since I arrived at … Continue reading Meet the Blogger: Monal Mehta


“Interviewing and career acceleration strategies” a workshop by William Soliman, PhD

Published on Jun 6, 2019 by Abla Tannous

Written by: Abla Tannous In today’s world and market, hard skills are not the only determinants of success and career progress. Soft skills, such as how you interact with others and market yourself, are also main contributing factors to how your career trajectory could be shaped. This is how Dr. William Soliman, the founder of … Continue reading “Interviewing and career acceleration strategies” a workshop by William Soliman, PhD


iJOBS StrengthsFinder workshop: Putting our strengths to use

Published on May 29, 2019 by Vasiliki Kanta-Chantzi

by Vicky Kanta Finding a job that perfectly matches our personality is a difficult task. Graduate students and postdocs are constantly surrounded by a multitude of career choices. However, what makes this search even more complicated is that many of us are not even aware of our innate abilities. For this reason, a recent iJOBS … Continue reading iJOBS StrengthsFinder workshop: Putting our strengths to use


“Turning Science into Stories: memorable messages that make you stand out” a workshop by Dr. Dennis Mangan.

Published on May 21, 2019 by Abla Tannous

Written by Abla Tannous Every year, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM) at Rutgers University organizes a retreat where one person from each lab gets the opportunity to give a brief talk about their work. As I enjoy public speaking, I volunteered to give the talk this year. I have given many presentations … Continue reading “Turning Science into Stories: memorable messages that make you stand out” a workshop by Dr. Dennis Mangan.


Exit Strategies- Planning to move on

Published on May 16, 2019 by Jennifer Casiano

By Jennifer Casiano-Matos As graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, our responsibilities and aims in a research lab are on a limited time frame. Graduate students usually spend 5-6 years in the lab and for Postdocs, it is dependent on many variables. Such as experience needed for the job market or career path. Regardless of your … Continue reading Exit Strategies- Planning to move on


Where Are They Now: Ina Nikolaeva

Published on May 7, 2019 by Deepshikha Mishra

– Deepshikha Mishra  Ina Nikolaeva graduated from Rutgers University with a PhD in Cell Bio and Neuroscience, where she studied role of mtor pathway in brain injury and diseases for her thesis. Currently, she enjoys her role as an Associate Scientific Director at Healthcare Consultancy Group. She was a senior editor and lead blogger for … Continue reading Where Are They Now: Ina Nikolaeva


Meet the blogger: Abla Tannous

Published on Apr 30, 2019 by Abla Tannous

Edited by Helena Mello & Eileen Oni One of the sayings I remember the most from my elementary education is a French proverb that translates to: “little by little, the bird makes its nest”. While the saying was motivating at the time, I would not realize its full meaning until graduate school, some 15 years … Continue reading Meet the blogger: Abla Tannous


iJOBS Site Visit to McCann Health – part 2 of 2: The People

Published on Apr 25, 2019 by Helena Mello

by Helena Mello This is a follow-up post to the article: iJOBS site visit to McCann Health – The Industry, wherein I explained the company’s structure. The second part of the site visit to McCann Health was a panel discussion with 7 current employees who enlightened us about their paths to getting a job at … Continue reading iJOBS Site Visit to McCann Health – part 2 of 2: The People


Playing a game to learn about Mergers & Acquisitions

Published on Apr 23, 2019 by Vinam Puri

By Vinam Puri Ever since I found out about the area of Mergers and Acquisitions, especially in the Pharma and Biotech Industry, I became very interested in exploring it. I learned about M&A in a session held during the MiniMBA in BioPharma Innovation and when I found out that iJOBS was holding an event about it, … Continue reading Playing a game to learn about Mergers & Acquisitions


Fast-track learning with MiniMBA in BioPharma Innovation

Published on Apr 18, 2019 by Vinam Puri

By Vinam Puri The following is a summarization of the lessons I’ve learned from the Mini MBA in BioPharma Innovation course offered by the Rutgers Business School Executive Education. If you have been in the Sciences throughout your entire career and are interested to learn and explore the Business side of the industry, like I … Continue reading Fast-track learning with MiniMBA in BioPharma Innovation