Bridging the gap between science and society: why communicating our science is important

Published on Mar 26, 2019 by Brianna Alexander

By Brianna Alexander, 3/26/19 Small, delicate and intentional- this is what I remember from the first time I saw a living cell through the lens of a microscope. It was in a dish with a pinkish liquid that I later learned was its culture medium. There were protrusions, matrix proteins, adhesion molecules—all things which I … Continue reading Bridging the gap between science and society: why communicating our science is important


Trump’s 2020 budget seeks to reduce funding for science and medicine

Published on Mar 21, 2019 by Huri M

By Huri Mücahit In the proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year, President Trump has pushed for budget cuts to several science agencies, including the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as cuts to Medicaid and Medicare. The cuts proposed within “A Budget For … Continue reading Trump’s 2020 budget seeks to reduce funding for science and medicine


iJOBS site visit to McCann Health – part 1 of 2: The Industry

Published on Mar 19, 2019 by Helena Mello

By Helena Mello In this post, I will share some highlights from the iJOBS Site Visit to McCann Health in New York City. McCann Health is a global marketing company with more than 60 offices worldwide, and is a leader in strategic communications for the healthcare world. Several big pharma and biotech companies rely on … Continue reading iJOBS site visit to McCann Health – part 1 of 2: The Industry


Investing in the Creation of Better Managers by Management Training

Published on Mar 14, 2019 by Jennifer Casiano

By: Jennifer Casiano-Matos Edited by: Paulina Krzyszczyk and Brianna Alexander It is no secret that organizations with high-quality managers are more aligned to be successful and more likely to outperform their competition, as has been mentioned by LinkedIn and Forbes. But what are those “high-quality managers?” What does it take to be a good manager? … Continue reading Investing in the Creation of Better Managers by Management Training


Where Are They Now — Myka Ababon

Published on Mar 12, 2019 by Paulina Krzyszczyk

  Myka Ababon graduated from Rutgers University with a PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology in 2017. Her PhD thesis focused on neural stem cells and their response to traumatic brain injury. Outside of the lab, she was a founding member of the iJOBS Blog and a staff writer for Bitesize Bio. She currently works … Continue reading Where Are They Now — Myka Ababon


Introduction to Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

Published on Mar 7, 2019 by Huri M

By Huri Mücahit The following blog post was written after attending the iJOBS workshop: Primer in PK/PD held on February 20th, 2019 How exactly do pharmaceutical companies choose which medication to pursue for the treatment or prevention of an illness? The answer is through the study of pharmacology (the analysis of interactions between drugs and … Continue reading Introduction to Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics


Interview with a PhD: Dr. Mai Soliman

Published on Mar 5, 2019 by Tomas Kasza

By Tomas Kasza Dr. Mai Soliman graduated from Montclair State University with a master’s degree in Molecular Biology in 2009 and from Rutgers School of Graduate Studies with a PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology in 2017. While completing her master’s and PhD degrees she sought out opportunities to teach high school and college students. … Continue reading Interview with a PhD: Dr. Mai Soliman


Interview with an Academic Leader

Published on Feb 28, 2019 by Vinam Puri

Adding to the series of interviews with leaders on the iJOBS blog, I decided to contribute by interviewing Piotr Rudzki, PhD, the Head of Pharmacokinetics at Pharmaceutical Research Institute in Warsaw, Poland. He has a wealth of experience after 14 years in the area of Pharmaceutics, including 8 years as the research team manager.   Dr. … Continue reading Interview with an Academic Leader


From Bench To Congress: The untapped potential of scientists running for office

Published on Feb 19, 2019 by Vasiliki Kanta-Chantzi

By Vicky Kanta   At every career development event, PhD students and postdocs are reminded of how valuable their training is, even outside the scope of academic careers. Presenting in front of large audiences and summarizing complicated topics in a short time are some of the so-called “soft skills” that come along with a STEM … Continue reading From Bench To Congress: The untapped potential of scientists running for office


iJOBS Workshop — The Many Hats of Consulting

Published on Feb 14, 2019 by Paulina Krzyszczyk

Written by: Paulina Krzyszczyk Edited by: Huri Mücahit and Tomas Kasza On February 1st, I attended the iJOBS-sponsored consulting workshop led by Sidnee Pinho, the U.S. Chief Operating Officer of Prescient Healthcare Group. The workshop opened up my eyes to a field that I had previously poorly understood, and therefore not seriously considered as a … Continue reading iJOBS Workshop — The Many Hats of Consulting