April 2021

You can read the post by Rebecca Manubag about the iJOBS and Erdos event with Karen Akinsanya about Drug Hunting and Expanding your Breadth. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Senior Staff Scientist in organic and iPS-cells at Vento-Tormo lab
You will be integrated in the Vento-Tormo lab, a highly collaborative, supportive international work environment with well-experienced colleagues in single-cell and spatial data production, analysis and methods development (www.VenToLab.org). You will be responsible for leading and coordinating the establishment of in vitro models (organoids, iPS-derived hematopoietic cells etc.). You must have thorough understanding of stem cell biology, 3D-in vitro systems, and you will play a vital role in managing the lab. You will have the opportunity to be embedded in a large community of experimental and computational scientists.Experience with cell engineering and organoids.

  • PhD in molecular biology or related discipline
  • Postdoctoral experience with publication record in relevant subject
  • A diverse range of research experiences and technical skills in experimental molecular/cellular biology including In Vitro models (3D organoids, iPSC derived hematopoietic cells
  • Project Management Skills
  • Experience using CRISPR based gene-editing approaches or related genome related engineering technologies
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to communicate ideas and results effectively
  • Ability to work independently and organize own workload
  • Ability to organize, plan and prioritize tasks or projects
  • Demonstrates inclusivity and demonstrates respect for all
  • Influencing skills
  • Ability to build collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • The position would be in the Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK. For more information contact Maria Victoria Da Silva Diz md1399@cinj.rutgers.edu

Research Compliance Specialist
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is looking for a Research Compliance Specialist, a wonderful opportunity for a PhD level scientist interested in pursuing a career in research support and administration. The successful candidate will effectively combine their scientific expertise with outstanding communication and organizational skills to facilitate research and enrich the scientific community at CSHL . They will also join a growing and highly collaborative community of PhD level staff at CSHL who are involved in a multitude of research administrative roles.
The ideal candidate will coordinate the needs of research faculty and scientific staff to ensure compliance with all relevant policies, procedures, processes and government regulations. If you have any questions about this position, contact Diane Esposito, CSHL Director of Research Compliance (esposito@cshl.edu).

Patent Agent at Troutman Pepper’s Health Sciences Intellectual Property practice group is seeking a Patent Agent with 1-3 years of experience who could be resident in our Berwyn or Philadelphia office. The Patent Agent will report to the Health Sciences Intellectual Property Practice Group leader and will perform a wide range of patent protection assignments throughout the life sciences sector.

  • Drafting patent applications and prosecution related documents.
  • Drafting post grant review documents and opinion letters.
  • Portfolio management.
  • Strategic analysis.
  • Excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.
  • desire to work in a collegial atmosphere with an emphasis on client contact.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Biochemistry or Cellular Biology.
  • A Ph.D. and/or industry experience in a biological science is preferred.
  • USPTO registration is required.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in a biological science (e.g. biochemistry, cellular biology, immunology and related disciplines).
  • Troutman Pepper’s Health Sciences Intellectual Property practice focuses on all aspects of patent counseling and protection, including patent prosecution, portfolio management, and the enforcement of patent rights. We provide formal and informal patentability, validity, infringement and freedom-to-operate evaluations, and opinions. We help prioritize research targets for intellectual property portfolio expansion and help our clients’ inventors understand the patent submission process. We work with a diverse range of companies and research institutions throughout the life sciences sector including pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, academic and governmental research institutions, digital health companies, and health care providers. Many of our attorneys and patent agents are scientists with advanced degrees who have hands-on experience in scientific and medical research. This is an excellent opportunity to join a high-energy team with more than 100 lawyers from across multiple disciplines who are devoted to helping health sciences clients succeed. Our team collaborates with each other and with clients throughout the health sciences spectrum to provide bespoke solutions and achieve remarkable success.
  • Please submit your resume and cover letter, with salary requirements, to PittsburghStaffResumes@troutman.com.
  • Note they will consider people with no patent prosecution experience for the position of Technical Specialist. Application materials can be sent to the e-mail provided in the posting. Any interested candidates can also reach out with questions to iJOBS alum Peter McEwan peter.mcewan@troutman.com

GradFUTURES Forum "Broadening the Impact of the Ph.D. Within and Beyond the Academy.”
Monday April 26- Friday April 30
Sessions are designed to feature national best practices; ways to pivot and recalculate; bespoke immersive experiences; learning cohorts; mentorship; and innovation/entrepreneurship. Our goals are to expose graduate students to diverse options, provide practical advice, share inspirational stories, and accelerate connections and community! For the full schedule and to register, please visit this link.

Negotiating Offers and Making the Transition to Industry
From the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education
Monday - Apr 26, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Register (zoom link will be shared the day of the event)
This session will cover the basics of what to look for in a job offer and how to negotiate the offer (if you even should negotiate). We will also cover how to make the transition to your new job easier by planning ahead. Topics will include: salary ranges, what to look at in the benefits package, and surviving your first 90 days. Note: This session will NOT cover academic faculty positions, please see academic specific sessions under the prior events tab of the OITE Web page. While focused on industry careers, fellows considering careers in non-profits or government will also find the information presented to be valuable. Learn more by clicking here.

Virtual Internship on Education Policy with the Council of Graduate Schools
The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) offers a master’s or doctoral student currently enrolled at a CGS member institution a paid, fully virtual summer internship opportunity that focuses on CGS’s efforts to influence public policy and government affairs on issues relevant to graduate education and research. The selected participant will gain insights into the legislative and regulatory processes and how CGS advocates within those frameworks. The internship will also provide opportunities to analyze federal policies related to CGS’s priorities, among other experiences. Additional information, including how to apply, is available here. CGS is also offering two other virtual summer internships for Broadening Participation in Graduate Education and Communications and Corporate Relations.

April 2021

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Alison Obr who has accepted a position as Principal Scientist position at Palatin Technologies here in Cranbury, NJ

You can read the post by Helena Mello about the art of writing Cover Letters. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Chat with Don Cleveland of Ionis Pharmaceuticals
Please join us for the 2021 Ronald Morris Lecture on Tuesday April 20 at 4pm and stay after to meet the speaker. From 4-5pm you can learn about Dr. Cleveland's career and his role at Ionis Pharmaceuticals, a leader in discovering and developing RNA-targeted therapeutics using antisense technology. Click here to sign up for the chance to speak and network with Dr. Cleveland after his talk.
Click here to register for seminar whose title is Genomie instability in cancer: centromeres, micronuclei and chromothripsis.

Self-Advocacy Q&A with Dr Sunita Kramer (on behalf of Itzamarie Chevere-Torres)
We all need to be proactive and assertive to get what we want from our educational and work experiences and our lives. Being skilled in self-advocacy involves knowing how to set boundaries, communicate expectations, and assert yourself in research groups. Self-advocacy is a skill that all researchers should nurture. The reality is that we all struggle, on different levels, to voice our wants, our needs, and our opinions. Mix in our diverse cultural upbringings, genders, communication styles, work styles, and power dynamics—and it all makes for a more complex endeavor.To advance in your career, you will need the skills and strategies necessary to advocate for yourself. You need to speak up to set boundaries, negotiate, get what you need, and ask for help. How, then, do you assertively speak up without burning bridges? Join us for this important conversation with Dr. Sunita Kramer on how to develop your self-confidence to advocate for what you need to succeed, based on her experiences in academia.
Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 from 3-4:30 pm by Zoom. Hosted by: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Please register and submit your questions here by April 19th, 2021

Jobs Technical Specialist/Patent Agent
Troutman Pepper in Berwyn, PA has an immediate opening for a Technical Specialist/Patent Agent/Jr. Associate. They are looking for someone with a PhD in life sciences and preferably 0-3 years of experience in patent prosecution, although we will consider strong applications without any experience. For informational interviews please contact iJOBS alum Peter McEwan pswi4tko@gmail.com.

Assistant Director of Research Operations at Cold Spring Harbor
This is a terrific opportunity for a PhD level scientist interested in pursuing a career in research support and administration. The successful candidate will effectively combine their scientific expertise with outstanding communication and organizational skills to facilitate research and enrich the scientific community at CSHL. They will also join a growing and highly collaborative community of PhD level staff at CSHL who are involved in a range of initiatives related to professional development, core facility planning/management, diversity and inclusion, and faculty affairs. The ideal candidate will have some experience beyond working at the bench - for example as an instructor, science writer, project coordinator or laboratory manager. Click here to apply. If you have any questions about this position, contact Sydney Gary, CSHL Director of Research Operations (gary@cshl.edu).

Science Data Informationist at Cold Spring Harbor
The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Library and Archives seeks a highly motivated, collaborative, and enthusiastic Science Informationist to join an established team of information professionals that serves the research community of CSHL. This is an opportunity to work with prominent scientists, postdocs, and grad students at the forefront of research in molecular biology, genomics, quantitative biology, plant biology, and neuroscience at our world-renowned biomedical research institution. The successful candidate will be a life sciences professional with quantitative biology experience looking to transition from academic research or into a science-support environment. The candidate will work with CSHL researchers to provide expert guidance on research data management and preservation, reference management, and other science-support activities related to the areas of research at CSHL. The ideal applicant will become an effective asset to our research teams and improve research output within the CSHL Community. The Science Data Informationist reports to the Executive Director of the Library and Archives.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
- Investigate research practices and remain current with information resources related to data planning, use, organization, management, storage, and curation
- Lead the Library’s Research Data Management initiative by implementing and teaching the best practices of research data management
- Offer subject training opportunities to the CSHL scientific community in reference management, data management planning, and related areas of interest
- Maintain the CSHL Institutional Repository, a comprehensive database of scientific publications originating from CSHL from 1890-present, including creating metadata for new publications and accompanying research data
- Serve as liaison to our research laboratories by forging relationships with faculty and students and create innovative information resource tools that respond to trends in scientific research
-Participate in a new project incorporation of artificial intelligence in our library
- Provide search services to graduate students, faculty, and researchers in cancer biology, genomics, plant biology, neuroscience, and quantitative biology
throughout the research life cycle
- Provide support to our research administrators in maintaining public profile systems (Google Scholar, ORCID, myNCBI, etc.) for CSHL researchers
- Provide expertise in utilizing databases such as PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science, in addition to web content management tools.
Position Requirements:
Education: Advanced degree in Life Sciences or related disciplines or PhD-trained data scientist.
Experience: 1-3 years’ experience working in a life sciences academic environment.
A passionate interest in current Life Sciences research and experience in science communication. Knowledge of medical, biological, chemical, and allied subjects is required—experience in genomics, quantitative biology, or machine learning is particularly desired. Experience writing grants is a plus.
Skills: Familiarity with research and teaching information needs in the life sciences. Must be strongly computer literate. Knowledge of the publication process in the sciences. Ability to comprehend the current research projects within the CSHL community. Familiarity and skill with, and the ability to train others on, the various platforms provided by the Library, including research information management systems, databases (PubMed, Scopus, GEO, etc.), reference management software (EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc.). Ability to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Excellent interpersonal, multitasking, verbal, and written communication skills are required.Please contact Mila Pollock pollock@cshl.edu, if interested.

Jobs at Schrodinger
Drug Discovery
Senior
Toxicologist
We are seeking a highly self-motivated Toxicologist with industry experience in the design and management of safety pharmacology, exploratory and GLP toxicology studies. You will lead toxicology strategy and tactics in discovery, preclinical development and through IND filing with a focus on understanding/assessing the human risk of novel therapeutic targets and/or understanding mode of action for toxicity in nonclinical studies.

Biology:
Senior
Drug Discovery Biologist
We are looking for an experienced Senior Biologist to drive drug discovery programs, target evaluation, and selection, and provide project leadership, strategic input and technical expertise across multiple drug discovery programs and therapeutic areas.

Senior
Drug Discovery Oncologist
We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Scientist with deep expertise in oncology to join our Drug Discovery team. The successful candidate will have a track record of innovative and collaborative research, demonstrated through project milestone delivery and peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate is expected to be involved in significant interaction and collaboration within the company and with external KOLs/partners/CROs to support preclinical target validation and guide projects towards clinical development.

Principal
Scientist/Senior Principal Scientist, Immunology Drug Discovery
We are looking for a motivated immunologist who understands immune and inflammatory pathways and how their dysregulation can contribute to disease processes allied with a firm grounding in their supporting preclinical models. You will lead interactions with CROs and KOLs, and serve as a disease biology expert on cross-functional discovery teams and provide scientific leadership in the areas of immunology and inflammatory diseases, including identification of therapeutic target opportunities that are a fit for Schrödinger’s proprietary computational platform.

Modeling:
Computational
Drug Discovery Scientist
We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with experience in computational chemistry to join the team and apply cutting-edge computational approaches to advancement of drug discovery projects. You will provide computational chemistry/modeling support to active drug discovery projects and work closely with the internal software development teams to improve Schrödinger’s drug discovery technologies.

Medicinal Chemistry:
Principal
Scientist I/II, Medicinal Chemistry
We are looking for experienced medicinal chemists who are passionate about applying cutting-edge computational approaches to drug discovery and would like to join our mission to improve human health and quality of life by transforming the way therapeutics are discovered. You will be responsible for support and execution of medicinal chemistry strategy to ensure the delivery of high quality clinical candidates. This role will also be responsible for management of chemistry CRO’s to meet project goals.

Development
Regulatory
CMC Scientist
We are seeking a collaborative team player who can closely interact with multiple functions to create high quality regulatory submissions that support product development strategy. You will provide regulatory guidance to CMC development teams to ensure teams make well-informed decisions on development or product lifecycle planning and develop regulatory strategy and update strategy based upon global regulatory changes.
For all Schrodinger jobs above, please contact Mary McCarthy
mary.mccarthy@schrodinger.com

April 2021

You can read the post by Shawn Rumrill about Careers in Project Management in the Life Sciences. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Job as Molecular Biologist at BMS in New Brunswick

  • The scientist will participate on a cross functional team involved in molecular analytics supporting cell lines used for the clinical and commercial manufacture of therapeutic antibodies and fusion proteins.
  • Primary duties will be to provide molecular and protein analytics support for biologics in development and manufacturing.
  • The candidate must have a strong molecular biology background as they are expected to continuously identify ways to improve processes/outcomes, trouble shoot problems, and develop and implement new technologies.
  • In this position the candidate will be responsible for generating and analyzing the data characterizing the integrity, integration number, copy number, transcript quality and variants arising from expression cassettes used to generate mammalian cell lines of interest.
  • The candidate will write technical documents on experiments performed and is expected to work collaboratively across multiple functional groups. This is a fast paced environment requiring good time management and lab notebook documenting skills.
  • PhD with 0-2 years of relevant experience, or MS with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Strong molecular biology skills are essential, particularly in DNA and RNA isolation, Southern and Northern blot, qPCR, cDNA generation, and primer design.
  • Experience in plasmid cloning preferred.
  • Designs experiments, collects and interprets data.
  • Good laboratory practices to maintain sample purity and integrity in an aseptic environment.
  • Complete validation of assays to adhere to ICH and regulatory guidelines.
  • Able to maintain multiple projects in parallel with minimal supervision.
  • Experience with tissue culture helpful but not required.
  • The scientist must keep excellent documentation.
  • Must be able to follow and adhere to established methods and laboratory safety regulations.
  • Successful candidate will be an independent individual contributor; demonstrate good communication skills and proven ability to work with others.
  • Hands-on lab work in a flexible, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment is essential.
  • Position Handles Hazardous Materials.
This 12+ month position starts ASAP. Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Karen: karen@alphaconsulting.com
ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT #21-01173. W2 ONLY MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE

Postdoc in translational control and metabolism in Cancer at the Karolinksa Institute
Applications are invited from individuals of the highest calibre with a Ph.D. degree (2018 or later). A strong background in molecular biology with focus on translational control, growth factor signaling, metabolism, or cell cycle regulation is favoured. Excellent spoken and written English is a requirement. Applicants should have first author publications in recognized peer-reviewed journals.
Extensive experience in biochemistry/proteomics and/or genetics is preferred, but not required. Experience with cell culture, genome editing, high-throughput sequencing, and bioinformatics is meriting. Comprehension of handling large data are an advantage. Click here for more details and to apply. For a contact, please reach out to Dongfang Liu dongfang.liu@rutgers.edu.

Postdoc in NK cell immunotherapy of cancer at the Karolinksa Institute
Applications are invited from individuals of the highest calibre with a Ph.D. degree (2018 or later) in Immunology, Cell Biology, Hematopoiesis, ideally with proven skills in cellular immunology and/or haematopoiesis research. Excellent spoken and written English is a requirement. Applicants should have first author publications in recognized peer-reviewed journals.
he position requires experience with multiparameter flow cytometry, iPSC models and/or xenogenic mouse models. Experience with cell sorting, cell culture, genome editing, high-throughput sequencing, and bioinformatics is meriting. In addition, we believe that the successful candidate will have a strong background in immunology or hematopoiesis. Click here for more details and to apply. For a contact, please reach out to Dongfang Liu dongfang.liu@rutgers.edu.

Beyond the Professoriate’s 8th Annual Online Career Conference for Graduate Students and PhDs (from Ramazan Gungor)
As a subscribing institution to Aurora, SGS students can attend the conference below for free and access a 30-day replay. Students will need to login to Aurora to register and will attend the live conference and access the replays in the platform. You can sign onto Auroa using your NetID following this link. Attend live in the Aurora platform. 30-day replay will be available in Aurora. Advanced registration is required.
The program features 16 PhDs from all academic disciplines, who will discuss networking, resume writing, online job search strategies, and how to manage a career transition. This year’s conference will also directly address tips and strategies for navigating the job market during the Covid-19 recession and economic recovery.
Attend Live: May 1st & 8th, starting at 11:00 AM (ET) both days.
Where: Online! Attend the conference from wherever you are via Zoom webinar. No travel required.
Video Replay: 30 day replay available, starting May 15th.
Price: FREE for students, postdocs, faculty, and staff of Aurora subscribing institutions. Advanced registration is required.
For more information and to register, click here.
1 May 2021 11 a.m. ET to 4 p.m. ET
One hour instructional webinars to teach you jobs search strategies. Topics include:

  • How to Explore Career Options that Leverage Your Education
  • How to Find Your Best Career Fit
  • How to Translate Your Academic Skills and Experience
  • How to Find Mentorship and Why You Can’t Job Search Alone
8 May 2021 11 a.m. ET to 4 p.m. ET Panel discussions with PhDs who have launched successful non-faculty careers. Topics include:
  • Networking and Staying Socially Connected
  • Hiring and Negotiating in a Nonacademic Job
  • How to Transition into a Nonacademic Job
  • Job Searching During Covid-19

Fellowship in Clinical and Translational Science for PhD students and postdocs for Rutgers and Princeton
The NJ ACTS Fellowship program RFA for 2021 has just been released and provides a unique opportunity for current predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows to obtain broader understanding, enhanced skills, experiential learning opportunities in translational clinical science over a 2-3 year period, concurrent to their current pre- or postdoctoral research program. It includes one year of stipend and tuition support as well as a small allowance for travel and translational science-related learning.
For the 2021-2022 TL1 cohort, 3 predoctoral and 3 postdoctoral fellowship slots are available.
Letters are intent are due April 30, 2021
Applications due: May 27, 2021
All details including applicant eligibility, award provisions, program requirements and benefits are on the NJ ACTS fellowship program’s website. This program equips its Fellows with enhanced knowledge, skills, and abilities that provide a broad introduction to clinical and translational research concurrent with their current pre- or postdoctoral research program. The goal of the fellowship is to enhance career development beyond that encountered in traditional pre-and postdoctoral programs by focusing on the knowledge and expertise needed to conduct translational team research across disciplines. Fellows will gain a broader understanding of challenges and opportunities in translational science as well as a deeper knowledge of the extensive research, professional, and technical resources within NJ ACTS and the national CTSA consortium designed to support and further their professional learning.

Careers in Industry by NIH OITE
Apr 16, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
· Register --the zoom link will be shared with you the day of the event.
Speakers: Dr. Barbara Helen Rath (Senior Scientist, Merck) Dr. Joseph Moon-Hee Lee (Senior Director at Rocket Pharmaceuticals) Dr. Kristie Adams (President and CEO of Steelyard Analytics). This stellar panel of industry scientists will talk about their careers, likes, dislikes, and how to make it in the biotech world. Sponsored by the Felcom Career Development Committee. Zoom link to be shared day of event.

I-CORPS Information Session for those interested in entrepreneurship
Join a Virtual Info Session from the Rutgers I-Corps Site Leadership Team to learn more about the I-Corps experiential learning opportunity. We are currently recruiting for Cohort 11 (Summer 2021). We'll discuss the I-Corps Team Roles (including Fellows), program expectations and deliverables, and you’ll hear from past participants to get their feedback on the program. Finally, we'll share what's required to apply, followed by a Q&A. NOTE: Participants receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant of up to $2500 (reimbursement for approved expenditures) and NSF lineage for follow-on funding/opportunities. Session Day and Time: Thursday, April 22, 3:00 PM Register today to learn about this unique experiential learning program. Our virtual sessions for Summer 2021 will be held mid-July through early August. This Info. session is for:

  • Faculty / staff / student teams working on a unique technology and looking to learn about your innovation from customers/users. NOTE: Faculty, staff and students from ALL Disciplines and ALL campuses are welcome!
  • Students curious about Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) at Rutgers, working on their own innovative idea, or just wanting to learn about innovation.
  • Program Directors/Managers interested in collaborating with I-Corps@Rutgers to enhance the experience of their program participants.
  • Students from underrepresented communities passionate about innovation. Through the I-Corps@Rutgers Fellowship, we are also broadening participation by inviting teams and individuals from Hispanic or Minority Serving Institutions in the region to apply to bring their experience/skills/network/passion to I-Corps and contribute in a meaningful way!
Agenda:
  • First 5 mins: Introductions
  • Next 30 mins: I-Corps@Rutgers Presentation
  • Next 5 min. Hear from I-Corps Alum
  • Last 20 mins: Q&A
Register here

National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) information & talent fair
NIIMBL is excited to pilot a first-of-its-kind virtual networking event focused on strengthening talent acquisition efforts nationally by enhancing relationships between the industry and NIIMBL member universities and community colleges. The half-day virtual resource fair will leverage an online networking platform to provide the biopharmaceutical manufacturing community an opportunity to rapidly gather information from and make new connections with colleges and universities actively engaged in biopharmaceutical manufacturing education and training. April 28 at 12pm.
The biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry has an increasing demand for talent at all post-secondary levels to grow, expand, and meet the challenges introduced by emerging technologies and new therapeutic areas.
Connect with more than 30 universities, community colleges, and non-profits can expand your talent sourcing pipelines. Click here to register.

Reaching the Peak: A Science & Technology Career Summit
Registration is now open for Reaching the Peak: A Science & Technology Career Summit, Research!America’s summit for early career researchers, on June 30, 2021 from 11-6 p.m. ET. During this one-day virtual event, early career researchers will have the opportunity to explore an array of career paths, network with fellow researchers, participate in professional development workshops, and engage in meaningful discussions around issues critical to the success of the R&D ecosystem. Sample workshops and topics the Summit will explore:

  • Resume and CV Development
  • Effective Science Communication
  • Science Policy and Advocacy
  • Fostering Successful Mentorships
Early career researchers in biomedical, public health, or other health-related disciplines are invited to attend, including graduate students in Master’s, PhD, MD, PharmD, or similar degree programs, recent graduates, Postdocs/Fellows, and early-career employees.
Early career researchers at your organization can register for this exciting event via the link below. Space is limited. Register for the Summit!
As a special component of the Summit, applications are now being accepted to participate in Research!America's second annual Flash Talks Competition. In this competition, early career researchers will test their science communication skills by providing a short, 3-minute presentation of their biomedical or health-related research, including its significance and broader context to a general audience. Each Flash Talk will be evaluated by a panel of judges on how effectively and concisely the research was communicated.
The preliminary round of the competition will take place on June 30, 2021 during Research!America's Early Career Summit, with the final round occurring during the 2021 National Health Research Forum held September 13-15, 2021.
Early career researchers at your organization who are interested in participating in the competition can apply below. Applications close April 23, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Apply for the Flash Talks Competition Today!

2nd Annual GradFUTURES Forum from Princeton
April 26th-30th – via zoom and live streaming. The theme of the 2021 Forum is “Broadening the Impact of the Ph.D. Within and Beyond the Academy: The Imperative of Graduate Student Professional Development.” Sessions will center around six core areas:

  • Data transparency
  • Experiential Learning
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Learning Cohorts and Communities
  • Mentorship and Networking
  • National Ph.D. Career & Professional Development Initiatives
Click here to see the schedule – (Please register under the alumni & guest option).

March 2021

Applications for Phase 2 of iJOBS are now open.
Brief description of Phase 2: The career panels, site visits and workshops that constitute Phase 1 will continue next Fall and we hope you will participate in them actively. If you are also interested in getting more involved in iJOBS to pursue shadowing and coursework in your area of interest, we have opened Phase 2 applications for grad students, postdocs, and alumni of Rutgers, Princeton, Stevens, Rowan and NJIT.
Phase 2 applications require at least 12 hours of Phase 1 activities, a personal statement, permission from your PI, and a letter of recommendation from your PI or another faculty member. Grad students must be in good academic standing and have completed the proposition qualifier by Fall 2021 to apply. Postdocs and alumni may apply at any stage.
Applications are due by May 3 and admissions decisions will be made by June 7. Phase 2 for 2021 will start in September although with the caveat that course selection may be limited to what is available tuition-free and shadowing will be dependent on the operating status of various companies and Rutgers in the Fall. Please see the attached application and FAQ.

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

  • Craft the experimental design and validation plans for antibody and nucleic acid-based, highly multiplexed tissue and liquid/suspension assays incorporating robust controls across various specimen types
  • Lead the technical aspects of optimization and validation of new assays using complex instrumentation (Imaging Mass Cytometry; eventually to include other platforms)
  • Source reagents and assay control materials from vendors
  • Diligently apply Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) in performing all experimental work, both in development and production phases.
  • Take detailed experimental notes, gather high-quality data, and openly communicate on challenges and lessons learned
  • Develop and draft assay validation reports and SOP’s for assay deployment and other laboratory activities
  • Help with process improvements across the lab by thinking critically about the execution of all experiments and leveraging the knowledge of subject matter experts
  • Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related field with 2+ years of laboratory experience in the life sciences OR
  • B.S./M.S. degree in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related field with 4+ years of laboratory experience in the life sciences.
  • Hands-on experience with molecular and cell biology assays and associated instrumentation including DNA and RNA extraction from FFPE tissues; qPCR; sequencing; and ELISAs, Western blotting, flow cytometry, and other immunoassays.
  • Strongly desired - hands-on experience with one or more of: immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, in-situ hybridization, CyTOF, ICP-MS, or LC-MS.
  • Proven track record of running successful experiments, preparing data for review, and giving effective scientific presentations.
  • Ability to perform basic data analysis and be critical of results obtained during experimentation. Experience with data analysis programs such as CytoBank, FloSOM, HistoCAT, etc. is preferred.
  • Clear communications skills and ability to work with team members in the same and adjacent disciplines.
  • A self-motivated individual that is detail-oriented and can function both independently as well as part of a core team is required.
  • Familiarity with the use of web-based applications for document control, data analysis, etc; and Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint required.
Interested persons should send an updated CV or resume to Boaz Kurtis, M.D. at boaz.kurtis@IntersectDx.com

GRO Biotech “TED Talk” Career Pathways in Biotech
Thur April 8 at 5pm. Please join us as we host Ted DeFrank, the CEO of Active Motif for a "Ted" talk to discuss entrepreneurship in the epigenetics space, building a biotech company, and navigating challenges in the face of unexpected events such as the Covid-19 pandemic. Active Motif is a biotech company dedicated to enabling epigenetics research. They develop innovative tools and reagents to help researchers investigate nuclear function with particular emphasis on chromatin dynamics and elucidating the mechanism and regulation of epigenetic events. To register, click here and see attached flyer.

Careers in Medical Education
There are numerous advantages to a career in medical education. For the most part, medical school curricula are based on known pedagogical principles of teaching and learning. Furthermore, a variety of modalities are used to teach and assess medical students, so the work is creative and quite fulfilling. In addition, especially in the current times, the importance of providing the next generation of physicians and other health care professionals with an education that is based on strong scientific underpinnings is obvious and rewarding. From a career perspective, medical education inhabits a parallel universe to the world of research. There are broad-based medical educational associations such as International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), as well as basic science discipline- and clinical discipline-specific organizations. Medical education conferences are held on every continent (except for Antarctica), there are a number of well-established medical education journals, and most medical schools host educational seminar series. Thus, there are opportunities to attend conferences/workshops and visit other universities to learn and to share your experiences and educational research. In addition, there are journals in which to publish your studies, and there are opportunities to network and collaborate with colleagues worldwide. These opportunities are abundant and offer a mechanism for achieving national and international recognition for your work, which is important for the development and advancement of your academic career. If you feel that you might be interested in a career in medical education, please take this short survey (https://forms.gle/7pwRcqrtuF5FK9YYA). if you have a problem with the link) and IAMSE will send information to you. IAMSE also is planning future panel discussions and workshops to provide additional information about this rich and rewarding career path. Neil Osheroff, Ph.D.

Free Virtual Life Sciences Project Management Event
Products to Patients: The Essential Role of PM in the Life Sciences When: Thursday, April 15, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmRose Cook, CEO of The FlexPro Group, will present an overview of PM in the Life Sciences, including a step-by-step review of the Drug Development Process and insights on the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain. She will then be joined by Sr. PMs from her team in a panel discussion about relevant industry topics, including the challenges of developing COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics, and delivering them to patients. The FlexPro team will also share thoughts on how to prepare yourself for a PM career in Life Sciences. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and network with the team. Upon completion, attendee will be able to:

  • Understand why the drug development process is so complex.
  • List some steps needed to get a drug approved by the FDA.
  • Define the typical stages in the pharmaceutical supply chain.
  • Understand the essential role of PM in the Life Sciences.
  • Access resources to learn more about a PM career in Life Sciences.
Speakers from FlexPro:
Speaker and Panel Moderator: Rose Cook, PMP, CEO
Panelist: Jose Aguayo, PMP, Sr. PM
Panelist: Linda Brajdic, Sr. PM
Panelist: Arjun Ganjoo, Sr. PM
Agenda:
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Networking
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Speaker Presentation, Panel Discussion, Q&A
8:15 pm – 8:30 pm Breakout Boxes
To register, click here.

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

March 2021

You can read the post by Gina Sanchez about the iJOBS event featuring Scientist Positions in BioPharma. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Postdoc in NMR Spectroscopy in New Brunswick, NJ
Candidate will be required to report ONSITE. The Division of Global Product Supply at the Client is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Materials Sciences, or Biophysics with a focus on Solid-state NMR spectroscopy and applications to join an NMR Team in Materials Science and Engineering group in Product Development.
Responsibilities:

  • Designing, developing, performing, and interpreting NMR experiments to characterize pharmaceutical small molecules, biologics, and novel formulations in solid-state.
  • Working collaboratively with project/matrix teams to understand, prioritize, and address drug substance and drug product development needs.
  • Participate in the evaluation of external collaborations to support the Client's portfolio using cutting-edge methodologies in NMR spectroscopy.
  • Presenting results to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Represent Client, and engage in external scientific communities and conferences, through presentations and publications.
Required Skills:
  • Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Material Sciences or Biophysics with a focus on Solid-state NMR spectroscopy and applications
  • Proven skills solving fundamental problems in materials science and or biologics using solid-state NMR spectroscopy.
  • Knowledge of scripting programming languages, with a focus on data analysis (e.g., Python, Matlab)
  • Strong problem-solving skills to understand technical and business problems and implement solutions.
  • Ability to work effectively on matrix teams to collaboratively solve challenging problems, while also able to work independently with minimal resources.
  • Ability to summarize technically complex information for a non-technical audience.
  • Has good interpersonal, communication, writing, and organizational skills.
This 6+ month position starts ASAP.
Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Karen: karen@alphaconsulting.com
ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT #21-01024
W2 ONLY MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE

Technology Transfer Fellowship Program at the NIH
Rutgers alum David Yang is a tech transfer manager at the NIH and has offered to speak to anyone interested in this fellowship yangp3@mail.nih.gov. See flyer attached and below for more information. NIAID offers a technology transfer fellowship program to provide opportunities to qualified candidates in the exciting and expanding career field known as technology transfer. The program enables individuals to complement their science, business, and/or legal background with experience in technology transfer. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Technology Transfer Fellowship Program in the Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office (TTIPO) provides an opportunity to learn about the policies and laws that drive technology transfer at NIH and develop the skills for a career in technology transfer. TTIPO has primary responsibility for the technology transfer function of NIAID. This includes negotiating agreements to enable NIAID access to research resources (e.g., through material or information exchange and collaboration), protecting the government's rights in new inventions through patenting, and negotiating licenses to advance development and commercialization of NIAID discoveries. Currently, NIAID is also providing patenting and licensing service to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Under the guidance of a mentor, NIAID Technology Transfer Fellows will be trained in activities such as:

  • Negotiating Confidential Disclosure Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements, Clinical Trial Agreements, Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) and other technology transfer agreements for NIAID
  • Reviewing new inventions reported by NIAID or CDC scientists for potential patenting or licensing
  • Analyzing a NIAID or CDC patent portfolio and making recommendations on portfolio management
  • Reviewing licenses to NIAID or CDC patents or proprietary materials and negotiating license terms in partnership with a federal employee
  • Analyzing NIAID or CDC patent portfolios to identify marketing opportunities and strategies
  • Other activities related to technology transfer and intellectual property
This program, which is administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The initial appointment is for one year, but the appointment may be renewed up to a total of three years. The appointment is full-time at NIAID in the Rockville, MD, area. Stipend rates are established and non-negotiable. Stipends are reported to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as fellowship awards however, no federal income taxes will be withheld. Stipends are paid monthly. 1st year stipend rate: $58,980 annually, 2nd year stipend rate: $64,800 annually, 3rd year stipend rate: $72,000 annually. Health insurance premiums are covered for individuals or families, as appropriate. An annual travel and training allowance of $2,500 each is established for each participant for a total of $5,000 annually. Travel and training funds are interchangeable as necessary. Candidates must have received a master's or doctoral degree in the relevant fields within five years of the appointment start date and must be U.S. citizens. Applications must be submitted to ORISE directly using this link.

Equity Research positions
Rutgers alum Charles Zhu has offered to do information interviews for anyone interested in Equity Research. He works at Guggenheim Partners and expects to be growing his team in the coming year so this is a good chance to learn about equity research and network. Reach out to him at charleszhu2010@gmail.com

PhD, EdD and Everything in Between
March 31, from 7:00-8:30pm. This is a casual, “come as you are” event. We have a wonderful group of alumni from diverse educational backgrounds and careers coming to us virtually to connect with students. Some of the organizations our alumni guests work for include: NASA Ames Research Center, Student Affairs at Stockton University, Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, ProAmpac, and the Smithsonian Institution. The attached flyer contains clickable links that will take you to these events (and more!) in Handshake. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions (stacey.kohler@rutgers.edu).

Careers in the Humanities Panel
April 15 from 12:00-1:00. During the lunch hour, this panel will focus on career opportunities within higher education beyond tenure track positions. This is also a casual event that is meant to foster discussion and interaction. We will have two very special administrators from the University joining us to talk about their career path, and to answer all the questions you have. The attached flyer contains clickable links that will take you to these events (and more!) in Handshake. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions (stacey.kohler@rutgers.edu).

BioNJ Jobs Board
Click here to see jobs in the biopharma industry available right now in the tri-state area.

March 2021
Congratulations to iJOBS trainees:
Monal Mehta who got a job as a scientist in the neuroscience division at PTC Therapeutics in Mountain View, CA
Andrew Dietrich who got a job as a medical writer at Nucleus Global
Gemi Dessi who got a job as a senior scientist in the analytical department at Lonza in Switzerland

Jobs for PhD Scientists at GeneLeap Biotechnology
GeneLeap Bio. is an early start-up biotechnology company headquartered in Singapore, with research sites located in Woburn, MA, and Nanjing, China. It is a Luye portfolio company specialized in gene therapy areas. Luye is a leading life science group with R&D sites located in Greater Boston, MA; Princeton, NJ; Nanjing, China; and Yantai, China. Luye invents, discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines to treat severe medical conditions for oncology, CNS, metabolism, and other areas of high unmet medical need. GeneLeap uses mRNA technology.
Click here to learn more and also send your resume to Rutgers alum Tim Maguire tim.maguire25@gmail.com.

Associate Consultant for PhD level at Hespiegel
Herspiegel Consulting is boutique consulting firm specializing in pharmaceutical / biotech commercial strategy and execution to accelerate business performance. The backbone of our organization is the quality of our people. Our diverse team has a combined 100+ years of experience, including extensive academic, corporate, client and biotech consulting expertise. Clients keep coming back to Herspiegel Consulting because of our real-world mindset, strategic thinking to solve critical business issues and our ability to implement strategy as a true partner. We are seeking recent PhD graduates with a pharmaceutical, science, or healthcare background. Our Associate Consultants are client facing, critical thinkers, who contribute to project planning, execution, and client relationship building. Our projects vary in scope, duration, therapeutic area, and expertise required. No matter your stage of development, you will be challenged to broaden your skill set in disease area knowledge, project management, written and verbal communication, and collaboration. Responsibilities may include:

  • Development of client deliverables including business cases, therapeutic area landscapes, commercial launch plans, strategy documents, tactical plans, educational resources, and others
  • Data analysis, including forecast development and market research review to formulate consolidated insights
  • Primary and secondary market research including: client customer interviews (HCP, patient, payer), online research, literature reviews, and report generation
  • Project management including developing project plans, meeting coordination, status report development, client meeting planning/facilitation/note capture
  • On-site engagement as part of client facing team (post-covid)
  • Business opportunity identification
Education and Skills:
  • MBA or advanced life science degree required
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High degree of proficiency with PowerPoint and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated, highly detail-oriented, and extremely well organized
  • Candidates should have desire for a fast-paced career in dynamic, growing organization
  • Ability to manage one or more projects simultaneously
Additional Information: Frequent travel (>50%) to client locations is required (post-covid). Only those that can legally work in the US and that do not require sponsorship should apply. Please apply through the website but also send a copy of your resume to Andy Gogates, director of university relations AGogates@Herspiegel.com

Part time position as assistant for Science and Politics Initiative at Rutgers Ealgeton Institute
The Science and Politics Initiative at the Eagleton Institute of Politics on Douglass Campus is looking for an hourly administrative assistant to support the Initiative's programming, including the Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop and Fellowship. About the Science and Politics Initiative The Eagleton Science and Politics Initiative explores how science, technology, and American politics intersect; the political systems that connect them; and how deeper understanding and clearer communication within and across these disciplines can benefit policymakers, scientists, and the larger public. The Initiative offers two main program areas:

  • Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop, and
  • Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship, which places PhD-level scientists as science aides into New Jersey state government
JOB DESCRIPTION
  • Hourly based
  • 10 hrs/week
  • $22/hr
  • Remote
The administrative assistant will work with the Institute's associate director and the Initiative's senior program coordinator to help plan and execute the Initiative's activities. Responsibilities may include:
  • communication on behalf of the Initiative with Science Fellows, university collaborators, government officials, national partners, event speakers and guests
  • planning, coordination, and organization of Initiative's events and activities
  • logistical support of Science Fellows
  • preparation of marketing communications and strategies
  • topic and expert research for workshop programming
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in natural sciences, political science, or a related field
  • Ability to interact in a cross-disciplinary academic environment
  • Strong organizational and management skills; good judgment; project planning skills
  • Strong personal initiative; self-motivated
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Preferred:
  • Enrollment in a master's or doctorate program
  • Event planning or project management experience
Contact: Cover letter and resume/CV should be emailed to science@eagleton.rutgers.edu by Friday, March 26th.

Scismic Networking Night
April 6th at 5pm ET. An introduction to networking opportunities taking into consideration the new environment we find ourselves in and creative ideas for those who are not used to social events. Click here to register.

March 2021

You can read the post by Sam Avina about the iJOBS Career Panel for Research Jobs in Industry. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Regeneron’s Science to Medicine Virtual Forum
This is an annual regional biomedical conference to encourage cross-fertilization and interaction between graduate students and postdoctoral fellows doing great science across the New York Metro Area and will be held virtually on Friday June 18 from 9am-5pm. Registration link to follow but abstract applications to give virtual oral presentations are due no later than April 16, 2021. Abstract application is attached.

Scientist Discovery Biology, Immunology (Organoid/Epithelial Cells)
Bristol-Myers Squibb is looking for a Scientist to join the Discovery Biology Immunology team located in Lawrenceville, NJ. The position will utilize cellular, biological, biochemical and immunological techniques to validate novel targets in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Broad expertise in cellular biology will be required with preference given to candidates with demonstrated experience in epithelial/stromal cell (primary organoid) assay or in primary human and murine immune cells systems.
The position is a hands-on, laboratory-based role.
Qualifications
- The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills
- Must be able to work well independently as well as work collaboratively across other functional groups within the Discovery Research organization.
- The candidate is expected to be able to plan, design, develop methodologies and execute projects according to plans and protocols with appropriate supervision.
- Meticulous record keeping
- Excellent understanding in immunology and related assays are an absolute requirement.

  • MS degree in immunology, biology, biochemistry or biological science with 3-6+ years of experience or recent PhD graduate
  • Strong in vitro skills are required
  • Extensive experience in primary human and mouse immune cell isolation, propagation and immune cell-based functional assays is required (e.g. T cells, B cells, myeloid cells, co-culture assays and other primary cell assays);
  • Or strong experience with primary mouse and human epithelial cells culture (organoid), functional readouts (e.g. TEER assay, differentiation and functional cell outputs) are required.
  • Hands on experience with a wide range of in-vitro cellular and biochemical assays, including, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, ELISAs (MSD), reporter assays is required
  • Experience in flow cytometric analysis, measurement of cell surface receptors and proteins by multicolor FACS across different platforms is strongly desired.
  • Must be able to work independently, to design and conduct experiments, including trouble-shooting outcomes and adaptively designing follow-on experiments with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in scientific computer programs including Microsoft Excel, GraphPad, FlowJo
  • Excellent verbal skills, record keeping and make presentations of progress to be presented to research teams.
  • Possess a high level of critical thinking, high energy, independence, a strong desire to learn new areas, and the ability to work in a highly dynamic, transparent, research organization;
  • Experience in imaging techniques, amnis image stream, confocal microscopy, and experience in siRNA/shRNA, CRISPR knockdown and qPCR is desired
To apply, click here. BMS External Career Site Posting: R1536272. You can contact Eileen Samy for more information Eileen.Samy@bms.com

Scientist Discovery Biology, Immunology
Bristol-Myers Squibb is looking for a Scientist to join the Discovery Biology Immunology team located in Lawrenceville, NJ. The position will utilize cellular, biological, biochemical and immunological techniques to validate novel targets in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Broad expertise in cellular biology will be required with preference given to candidates with demonstrated experience in primary human and murine immune cells systems.
The position is a hands-on, laboratory-based role. The candidate is expected to be able to plan, design, develop methodologies and execute projects according to plans and protocols with appropriate supervision.

  • BS or MS degree in immunology, biology, biochemistry or biological science with 3-6+ years of experience or recent PhD graduate
  • Extensive experience in primary human and mouse immune cell isolation, propagation and immune cell-based functional assays is required (e.g. T cells, B cells, myeloid cells, co-culture assays and other primary cell assays);
  • Hands on experience with a wide range of in vitro cellular and biochemical assays, including, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, ELISAs (MSD), reporter assays is required
  • Experience in flow cytometric analysis, measurement of cell surface receptors and proteins by multicolor FACS across different platforms is strongly desired
  • Must be able to work independently, to design and conduct experiments, including trouble-shooting outcomes and adaptively designing follow-on experiments with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in scientific computer programs including Microsoft Excel, GraphPad, and FlowJo
  • Excellent verbal skills, record keeping and make presentations of progress to be presented to research teams.
  • Possess a high level of critical thinking, high energy, independence, a strong desire to learn new areas, and the ability to work in a highly dynamic, transparent, research organization
  • Broad expertise in cellular biology is required with preference given to candidates with demonstrated experience in primary human and murine immune cells systems.
  • The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Required to be able to work well independently as well as work collaboratively across other functional groups within the Discovery Research organization.
  • Meticulous record keeping, and excellent understanding in immunology and related assays are must have requirements.
  • Experience in imaging techniques, Amnis image stream, confocal microscopy, and experience in siRNA/shRNA, CRISPR knockdown and qPCR is desired
To apply, click here. BMS External Career Site Posting: R1536724. You can contact Eileen Samy for more information Eileen.Samy@bms.com.

Senior Scientist, AAV Research at Insmed
Insmed Research is seeking a highly skilled, self-motivated, and team-oriented Senior Scientist to join our dynamic and collaborative team. The successful applicant will be a key contributor to a newly created program and have the opportunity to leverage subject matter expertise and personal strengths to solve exciting scientific challenges to benefit patients in need. The successful applicant will be focused on building out a core research capability as well as be involved in setting program direction and goals. This is a non-supervisory position.

  • 60% Conceive of and execute lab experiments to implement robust vector production and screening processes.
  • 25% Analyze, interpret, and trouble-shoot experimental results. Maintain accurate documentation. Capture acquired data in summary slide decks and technical reports. Present results internally and externally.
  • 15% Collaborate with internal and external partners and leverage subject matter expertise to mentor and advise colleagues or interns.
  • PhD. in Molecular Biology, Biological Sciences, or related discipline with 4+ years of relevant experience
  • In depth understanding of AAV biology and rAAV optimization
  • Hands-on experience designing, optimizing, and producing rAAV
  • Extensive hands-on experience with standard molecular biology techniques
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • High level of motivation, ability to work independently as well as under supervision
  • Ability to keep accurate records
  • Effective trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects at one time
  • High level of organization with a strong attention to detail, clarity, accuracy and conciseness
  • Ability to work as part of a dynamic team in a fast-paced research environment
  • Minimal travel required.
  • To apply, click here and you can also contact iJOBS alum Jimin Zhang jiminzhang99@gmail.com

Entry level PhD: protein separation & characterization experience - Sterile Products Dev. Group
At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

The division of Global Product Supply at Bristol-Myers Squibb is seeking a highly motivated scientist to join our Sterile Products Development group. The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for the technical and strategic advancement of biologic drug candidates in support of formulation and process optimization throughout all stages of clinical and commercial drug product development.

This individual should have demonstrated detailed fundamental knowledge of protein separation and characterization including chemical stability, physical stability and interactions with common excipients. Hands-on experience with analytical and biophysical characterization techniques for monitoring and investigating protein property and stability under physiologically or pharmaceutically relevant conditions is also required. Additional knowledge of chemical biology concepts, gene therapy and viral vector characterization is also highly desirable.

The successful candidate must have a passion for problem solving and a keen sense of innovation, along with excellent interpersonal communication skills and enthusiasm for working with multidisciplinary teams for developing and advancing biologic drug products. This requires rigorous design and execution of experiments, promoting novel applications and advancements of technologies, in addition to high standards of laboratory safety, documentation, and interpretation and presentation of scientific results, both independently and collaboratively.

The successful candidate must have an advanced degree in chemistry, biochemistry, engineering or related field, with 0-3 years of relevant industrial or postdoctoral experience required with a PhD degree, or a minimum of 5 years of experience with a M.S. degree.

The successful candidate must have demonstrated knowledge and hands-on experience with various protein separation (chromatographic and electrophoretic) techniques. Experience or working knowledge of gene therapy and viral vector analysis, characterization of lipid nano particles, and mass spectroscopy technique is a plus.

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Locations New Brunswick - NJ - US. To apply, contact Juliet Chin Hart with your resume: julietchinhart@gmail.com

Postdoc in Computational Biology
The Engineering Technologies group in Drug Product Development is looking for a Post-Doctoral Fellow specializing in Computational Biology/Biophysics. The successful applicant will develop and implement new approaches for assessing the developability of therapeutic proteins using formulation data and molecular-level insights from modeling. The candidate will also be responsible for interfacing with portfolio or matrix teams to identify and prioritize problems that can be addressed with molecular modeling and will then implement those approaches and disseminate relevant insights back to the teams.

  • Use static, software-driven atomistic modeling approaches to assess antibody liabilities based on sequence and structure.
  • Develop and/or implement novel molecular modeling approaches to understand the role of excipients in protein drug product formulations and their impact on typical liabilities such as aggregation, viscosity, opalescence and oxidation.
  • Collaborate with experimental colleagues to identify and prioritize key business needs.
  • Automate established molecular modeling workflows and integrate them with cloud computing resources.
  • Drive the publication of modeling results and present at external conferences.
Required Skills:
  • Ph.D. in Computational Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry or other science or engineering field with a focus on Molecular Dynamics simulations of protein systems.
  • Working knowledge of Molecular Dynamics software such as NAMD, Gromacs, Amber, LAMMPS or OpenMM. Experience with MOE or Schrodinger also preferred.
  • Extensive coding experience in Python, R, Java, C++ or Fortran required.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of protein folding and structure-activity relationship, protein/peptide chemistry, chemical and physical stability.
  • Knowledge of standard biophysical and biochemical analytical tools used for protein characterization and development is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, team-building, and communication skills.
  • Strong written and verbal presentation skills; able to distill complex topics and present effectively to cross functional teams.
This 12+ month position starts ASAP in New Brunswick, NJ
Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Karen: karen@alphaconsulting.com
ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT #21-00784

SAPA Career Development Workshop for Students and Young Professionals
Title: Breaking into the Industry
Virtual Session on Saturday March 27 from 1-7pm.
The participants will:
• Gain basic understanding of the biotech/pharmaceutical industry;
• Hear the stories from young professionals of how they broke into the industry;
• Talk to HR professionals, hiring managers, and immigration lawyers about networking and immigration challenges and issues.
If you are a graduate student, a post-doctoral researcher, or someone who just started your career, this half-day workshop will open your eyes and help you explore the industry that can offer vast career opportunities. See attached program. Free registration. To register, click here

Associate, and/or Full Professor level in the Non-Tenure Line (Teaching) in the MS Program in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling at Stanford
The position title (Assistant Director through Director), faculty rank (Associate or Full Professor), and salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate(s).
The major criterion for appointment for faculty in the Non-Tenure Line (Teaching) is evidence of high-level performance as a teacher for whose special knowledge and pedagogical skills a programmatic need exists.
Although all areas of scholarship will be considered, we are particularly interested in candidates who have a M.S. or equivalent degree in genetic counseling and who have leadership experience and a record of achievement in developing, implementing and assessing innovative approaches for the education and training of genetic counseling students. Candidates should be highly collaborative and are expected to contribute to the educational and research missions of the department.
The Department of Genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine offers a highly collegial and interdisciplinary environment that spans clinical medicine, translational medicine, human genetics, computational biology, model-organism genetics, microbial genetics, gene regulation, models of disease and genome-scale approaches. For more information, see this link. Candidates are encouraged to apply electronically by May 30, 2021 with curriculum vitae, a brief cover letter, a 2-3 page vision statement, and the names of three references, in one pdf file to this site. The Genetics Department, School of Medicine, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may optionally include as part of their research or teaching statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals.

BioNJ Jobs Board
To see jobs listed this week, click here.

March 2021

You can read the post by Soumyadipa Das about the iJOBS virtual site visit to Visikol. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Research VA Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship War Related Illness and Injury Study Center
Fellows can expect to gain an advanced understanding of brain-behavior relationships; generate and implement a feasible research project within the time constraints of the fellowship including writing a VA Career Development Award; learn to interpret, adapt, and incorporate new research findings from the literature and established data sets for first-author publication; support ongoing research protocols through data collection; and engage in grant writing for WRIISC studies that are under development.

The WRIISC-DC Research Fellowship begins in September 2021. This is a two-year, full-time program with VA benefits, including 13 days annual leave, 13 days sick leave, health insurance, and 10 federal holidays. Current stipend/salary is $51,237 for Year One, increasing to $54,006 for Year Two. Our program is designed to provide two full years of postdoctoral training. However, advancement to the second year is contingent on successful completion of first year requirements.

To be considered for our postdoctoral training program, applicants must have completed a doctoral degree or be on track to complete the PhD prior to the program. WRIISC fellows have the opportunity to explore their research interests in a variety of fields including clinical psychology, exercise physiology, rehabilitation, education and behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. Certification of U.S. citizenship and drug screening are required for all VA Postdoctoral Fellows. In addition, VA employment requires that males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered for selective service by age 26. Please review VA eligibility requirements before applying. For more information, see flyer attached.

Making the Most of Your Internship for Scientists
Recent hires who have internships in their experience discussing how to get a PI or mentor to allow you to pursue an internship, how to pick the right one for you, and what to focus on gaining from your internship. March 16 at 5pm To register, click here

ORISE Fellowships
Neurobiology Postdoctoral Researcher
Location: Air Force Research Laboratory | Dayton, OH
Degree: Doctoral degree received within the last 24 months or anticipated to be received by 5/31/2021
Scientific Research Management Fellow
Location: Walter Reed Army Institute of Research | Silver Spring, MD
Degree: Master's or doctoral degree received within the last 60 months
Microbiology, Molecular Biology - Postdoctoral
Location: Naval Medical Research Unit | San Antonio, TX
Degree: Doctoral degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing
Visiting Postdoctoral Scientist - Remote Sensing
Location: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency | Springfield, VA
Degree: Doctoral degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing
Orthotics & Prosthetics Research Fellow
Location: Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence
Degree: Doctoral degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing

3 Mistakes PhDs Make when starting their job search (from Ramazan Gungor)
Beyond the Professoriate is hosting a live interactive workshop exclusive for students at Aurora-subscribing institutions (SGS is a subscribing institution; you can sign in using your NetID here: https://institutions.beyondprof.com/).
Over the past four years, the Beyond Prof team has interviewed hundreds of PhDs about how to make a successful career transition. Through this research, they have learned what makes, and breaks, a non-academic job search.
Join Beyond the Professoriate founder Dr. L. Maren Wood for this exclusive webinar. She will share the common mistakes PhDs make when starting their job searches, strategies you can use that will lead to a successful career transition, and resources that can help you prepare for a nonacademic job search.
The webinar is LIVE ONLY and will held via Zoom webinar on March 16th at 12pm EST.
Advanced registration is required. Workshop information and registration can be found at this link

Eagleton Fellowship Program in Politics and Government
RU graduate students-APPLY NOW for the Class of 2022 Eagleton Fellowship Program in Politics and Government
- One-year interdisciplinary certificate program available for graduate students in ALL Rutgers schools, departments, and campus locations
- Stipends and tuition remission available
- Application and recommendation letter deadline: March 26
- Students learn about real-world American politics, government, and public affairs. Interdisciplinary cohort and curriculum connects fellowship experience to chosen field of study.
- Students continue working towards degree without interruption for the 2021-2022 academic year
- Full and part-time students eligible. International students also eligible if interested in American politics/government.
- More details available on flyer attached by clicking here

Preparing Job Applications for Non-academic Careers by American Society for Cell Biology
This session is about preparing job applications for non-academic careers. The session will have a speaker-led presentation, followed by an interactive session that is based on questions from the audience. This session is targeted at undergraduates/graduate students/post-docs. In this webinar, participants will learn

  1. The broad overview of the preparation of job application materials for non-academic careers./li>
  2. How to successfully navigate applicant tracking systems through careful preparation of resumes, cover letters, and additional documents.
  3. How to dissect a job description.
  4. A broad template structure of attention-getting resumes and cover letters and resources for crafting impactful resume bullets.
March 11 from 1-2pm. Speaker: Tracy Costello, PhD, Career coach and professional development trainer for PhDs through Coach4Postdocs and STEMPeers. To register, click here.

February 2021

You can read the blogs by Julianna Correa-Velloso about the iJOBS Inclusive Leadership Skills Workshop. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Internships and jobs in Statistical Programming at Bristol Myers Squibb for graduates and postdocs
BMS will be hiring heavily (200+) in the coming months in statistical programming, worldwide. They are looking for people with 0-10 yrs of experience in these roles (post bac years in research/computation/related field count). Internships are set to begin in July, which means interviews in March, so don’t wait and apply now if this kind of opportunity is of interest. Please see internships and job postings on Rutgers Handshake, as well as on the BMS Careers site for postings in statistical programming in NJ.

Research Scientist 3 - Microbiology Fellow at the NJ Department of Health
Two year temporary position. Under direction of a Research Scientist 1 and/or other supervisory officials in a state department, institution, or agency,

25% Gains an in-depth knowledge of laboratory methods and operations in Foodborne/Enterics/Whole Genome Sequencing, Sanitary Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology, Biothreat Response Laboratory, STD, Special Bacteriology, Molecular Virology and Viral Serology laboratory units through hands on rotations, review of SOPs and mentoring from program managers and staff. Becomes familiar with federal programs such as CDC PulseNet, FERN, LRN, ARLN etc through review of webpages, attendance at meetings and participation in conference calls with CDC. Becomes familiar with the Epidemiology Laboratory Capacity grant workplan objectives and milestones for Microbiology and Virology.

25%. Implements and carries out research projects designed by senior scientific staff which improve the quality of public health services in New Jersey. Investigates, reviews, modifies, develops, and tests new analytical procedures and methodologies and/or conducts other specialized research of a highly complex and technical nature. Completes validation and implementation of new procedures following clinical laboratory regulations. Mentors interns and staff; provides scientific expertise and problem solving/troubleshooting efforts regarding laboratory testing and instrumentation. Develop and run routine or special project data analytics/statistics for quality tracking or quality improvement.

15% Identifies, designs and implements corrective actions to address gaps identified through audits and exercises. Gains in-depth knowledge of quality assurance and safety regulations and quality management systems through review of documentation, participation in audits and on Safety and Quality Standing Committees and through mentoring from Quality Assurance Officers and Safety Officer. Lead a quality improvement project.

10% Gains knowledge of laboratory management practices to include personnel management, materials management, equipment and facilities maintenance, budget preparation and management and grants management through policy and procedure review, use of inhouse process flow software (i.e. NCE, ReqTrack, eCATS, ePAR, Copia inventory platform, and other workflow platforms as applicable), review of HR and FGS Policies and related labor and finance regulations, mentoring and participation in training programs. Complete virtual leadership/management modules coordinated through APHL, CDC, and/or NJ DOH.

10% Assists in the design of research projects in collaboration with Laboratory Directors, other senior scientific staff, epidemiologists, hospital laboratory directors, local health department officials and other partners of the NJDOH to improve the quality of public health services in New Jersey. Participates on PHEL/CDS Committee, Vector borne Disease Committee, Vaccine Preventable Committee and PHEL Client Service Advisory Board. Review and analyze publications and other documents pertaining to current research developments and disseminates information to workgroups as needed.

6% Develops communications skills through delivery of presentations for staff, clients, interns, students and colleagues, posters for professional presentations, articles for publication and newsletters, alerts, and webpage design. Presents a paper or poster at the annual APHL meeting. Participates in outreach to colleges and/or in a career fair. Interprets and displays raw analytical data; submits analysis to senior staff for approval and prepares or participates in the preparation of sound, accurate reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

5%. Gains a broad understanding of the functions of other laboratory units within the PHEL to include Newborn Screening, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Biomonitoring, Chemical Terrorism. Medicinal Marijuana laboratories to include laboratory methods employed, and client needs and services provided as well as policies and regulations implemented through the provision of services. Rotate through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Services to gain an understanding of clinical laboratory regulations.

4% Gains knowledge of emergency operations preparedness through training, drills and annual policy review and updates. Becomes certified through Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) and Packaging and Shipping training. Participates in one or more exercises.

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The PHEL Fellow will participate in a two-year program designed for laboratory leadership development. The fellow will participate in research projects in collaboration with senior scientific staff, epidemiologists, and other NJDOH partners, PHEL quality management and operational improvements, laboratory outreach to colleges and universities, collaborative efforts with CDC programs such as PulseNet, ARLN and CalciNet, operations and with the Association for Public Health Laboratories (APHL). To apply, contact Sue Mikorski Susan.Mikorski@doh.nj.gov

Research Scientist - Cell Biology and Molecular Biology at Colgate-Palmolive
Colgate-Palmolive invites applications to the position of a postdoctoral Research Scientist based at our Piscataway, NJ location. This is a two-year postdoctoral position. As part of the host modulation group the applicant will lead efforts in understanding how host tissues differentiate, heal and protect against physical and chemical challenges. The individual will customize a 3D model for the evaluation of biofunctional actives and formulations in inflammation pathways and wound healing in 3D tissue models, as well as the development and implementation of formulations to assess performance of benefits in oral health. The position will include development and implementation of 3D tissue models and interactions of host and bacteria.

Responsibilities

  • Optimize novel in vitro models, assays, and discovery work using ex vivo human cells, 3D cell model, primary cells, and extraction of human tissue cells
  • Develop and implement novel visualization techniques to demonstrate efficacy of actives and formulations
  • Collect, analyze, and report high quality data in a timely manner
  • Design and deliver in vitro and ex vivo scientific discovery programs related to oral care and potential therapeutic interventions
  • Drive the discovery and characterization of new bioactive ingredients or formulated products, and identify new biological targets/mechanisms of action for oral care benefits
  • Manage daily laboratory operations support relevant research projects
  • Manage internal and external collaborations
Basic Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in the field of Cell biology, Molecular biology, Immunology or related field
  • Hands on experience with sterile cell culture and primary cells, as well as human/animal tissues
  • Hands on experience with different histological methodologies, such as immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence
  • Strong problem solving skills, project management and execution skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong cell biology experience in tissue culture techniques isolation and culture of primary cells and the use of co-culture systems. Experience in stem cell culture and differentiation
  • Excellent skills in cellular and molecular biology techniques (quantitative PCR, ELISA, flow cytometry, immunostaining, fluorescent imaging and confocal microscope)
  • Hands on experience in the development of in vitro disease model and pre-clinical evaluation of bioactives using human cells/tissues
To apply, contact Dr. Dandan Chen dandan_chen@colpal.com.

Co-op for 6 months in IOral Care, Early Research at Colgate​
The co-op will assist performing research in oral care active evaluation, in vitro microbiological assays, cell biology assays and clinical study.
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.
Results orientated, Analytical thinking, and Innovation.
Education Required (level of education): Master degree or higher
To apply, contact Dr. Dandan Chen dandan_chen@colpal.com

CVs, Resumes, and Cover Letters: Essential Job Search Documents
Mar 01, 2021 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
This NIH workshop will highlight the critical elements and structure of CVs and resumes and cover letters. These important job documents serve as the foundation for all job searches, and knowing how to create them based on the employment sector and published position description is essential. Register here

NIH FelCom Event: Scientific Administration in Academia and Government
Wednesday - Mar 03, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
With the advancement of science and increased research complexity, a large number of highly trained professionals are needed to support different aspects of the scientific enterprise. These positions are often occupied by scientists having PhDs and they are required to have a deep understanding of science along with specific skill sets. To explore the diversity of this field, the career development subcommittee have gathered a panel composed of speakers working in grants administration, training offices, and more. The panelists will share their experience and tell us how they transitioned into their present roles. They will also be available for a question answer session. Come and join us to learn more about those fascinating careers and get tips for making successful career transition! Register Here

Postdoc Speed Schmooze
Join us for another iteration of the fun and popular “Postdoc Speed Schmoozing” event! This event is focused on building social connections with postdocs in the NYC area through quick, friendly informal conversations. This event is not intended to focus on work topics, politics, viruses, or anything stressful, but instead will focus on building connections and having fun! This event will be held on Friday, February 12th from 5-6 PM. Please register here in order to receive the zoom access link.

ORISE Fellowships
Quality Standards for Drug Products Fellowship
FDA | Silver Spring, MD | Full-Time | DEADLINE: July 31, 2021
Nanomedicine Characterization Fellowship
FDA | St. Louis, MO | Full-Time | DEADLINE: July 31, 2021
Quality Knowledge Management System Fellowship
FDA | Silver Spring, MD | Full-Time | DEADLINE: July 31, 2021
Biopharmaceutics for Quality Standards Fellowship
FDA | Silver Spring, MD | Full-Time | DEADLINE: July 31, 2021
Clinical Pharmacology of Therapeutic Biologics Fellowship
FDA | Silver Spring, MD | Full-Time | DEADLINE: July 31, 2021
Pharmaco-Immunology Fellowship
FDA | Silver Spring, MD | Full-Time | DEADLINE: July 30, 2021

BioNJ Jobs Board
To see jobs listed this week, click here.

February 2021

You can read the blogs by Zachary Fritz about the iJOBS Virtual Career Panel on Postdocs in Industry. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Showcasing your Skills Through CVs and Resumes
Thursday /25/21 from 1-3pm
Ever wonder what the difference between a CV and resume is, which format to use, and when to use each? Don’t worry, we have you covered! This workshop will cover how to develop these documents, how to tailor them to the various opportunities you will be applying to and how to translate your skills and experiences from your doctoral studies into the language that employers and industry professionals speak!
Register via Rutgers Handshake

LinkedIn and SACC Master Class for Doctoral Students
Tuesday 3/9/21 from 4-5pm
LinkedIn and SACC (Student Alumni Career Connect) are two powerful tools that can assist you with networking and job searching. But are you really maximizing your usage of these two platforms? By attending this workshop, you will learn how to enhance your profile, showcase your skills and experiences as a doctoral student, and create an action plan to network effectively.
Register via Rutgers Handshake

Medical Affairs Postdoc Fellowship in Immunology
This one-year Immunology Medical Affairs fellowship provides an opportunity to learn the skills necessary to excel as a professional in medical affairs. The fellowship will provide a balanced structure of learning and immersive work experience, which may include:

  • Receiving training on and applying regulations related to the medical review of pharmaceutical promotion
  • Developing knowledge of company's Immunology products, clinical trials, and associated disease states
  • Contributing to the launch preparation of new indications
  • Conducting literature evaluations and critically analyzing clinical data
  • Partnering with cross-functional teams on pipeline and on-market assets to gain understanding of product life-cycle management
  • Evaluating the competitive landscape and preparing gap analyses
  • Developing materials for and training the Field Medical Team (MSLs—Medical Science Liaisons)
  • Spending up to 20 percent of time traveling for congresses, national meetings, and field immersin experiences with MSLs
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in a scientific discipline
  • BCMAS Board Certification in Medical Affairs preferred
  • Graduate from an accredited institution
  • Authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis without requiring sponsorship
  • Experience in developing and maintaining expert knowledge for the assigned therapeutic area, and in medical research in general.
  • Ability to comprehensively learn about new subject areas and environments.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication and presentation skills, with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with thought leaders, physicians and other healthcare decision makers.
  • A good understanding of written and oral English is desirable.
  • High customer orientation.
  • Strong commitment to compliance with the relevant rules and procedures, and to scientific quality and integrity
Start Date: 6/1/2021 Travel:Yes, 20 % of the Time Schedule: Full-time (on-site in Chicago). To apply, contact William Soliman, PhD william@acmainfo.org linkedin.com/williamsoliman1 201-674-8630

TechAdvance Symposium at Rutgers​
This virtual symposium will provide information about the ‘road to technology commercialization’ and also allow participants to interact with our keynote speaker, presenters and panelists and ask questions. Speaker is Stephen Chang, PhD Life Science Consultant and Board Member Histogen. Attending the bootcamp is required for all new applicants as well as applicants who are in the review process/granted awards but not completed this requirement. A certificate of participation will be provided to every attendee after the event. Registration information is as follows: Schedule: Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM EDT Registration link (no fees). See attached flyer for details.

Oak Ridge Institute US Department of Defense Postdoc Positions
Postdoctoral Biostatistician
Location: U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine Research | Natick, MA
Degree: Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months
Chemistry Postdoc: Burn Wound Care Research
Location: U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
Degree: Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months
Biomedical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Physiology - Postdoctoral
Location: Navy Experimental Diving Unit | Panama City, FL
Degree: Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing

Registration is now open for the NEFS 2021 Graduate Student Conference!
The Nutrition, Endocrinology and Animal Biosciences & Food Science (NEFS) Conference is an annual event coordinated exclusively by graduate students from the Nutritional Sciences, Endocrinology and Animal Biosciences (EAB), and Food Science programs in order to showcase research in these respective fields. The Conference will feature invited keynote and graduate student speakers, as well as a virtual poster session/competition. Members from any STEM-oriented department are welcome to attend, present their research in the poster session, and network with the rest of the Rutgers scientific community!
This year’s NEFS Conference will be held on April 13, 2021 from 9:30am-4:00pm via Zoom Meeting with the virtual poster session hosted on the NEFS website.
Please see the attached flyer to register for the Conference and for more information regarding the poster session. Closer to the Conference date, all registrants will receive an email containing the secure meeting link and information to access the poster presentations. If you have any questions, please email us at nefs@sebs.rutgers.edu

How to Find and Cultivate Industry Mentors by Scismic
Time: February 25th at 6pm ET
Obtaining the position you’ve been seeking in biotech is not the end of your professional development. Career advancement and growth at work can be enhanced with mentorship. We will cover strategies for identifying, approaching, and cultivating industry mentors for scientists.
Schedule:
5:00-5:10-Welcome and Introduction
5:10-5:20-Identifying Mentors
5:20-5:30-Establishing Mentor Relationships
5:30-5:40-Maintaining Mentor Relationships
5:40-6:00-Q&A with Attendees
To register, click here

Unique Paths: Alternative Postdocs for Scientists by Scismic
Time: March 4th at 6pm ET
Introduction to alternative postdocs for academic scientists wanting to obtain a postdoc but also develop alternative skills: Industry postdocs, teaching postdocs, science policy postdocs.
6:00-6:10-Welcome and Introduction
6:10-6:20-Industry Postdocs
6:20-6:30-Teaching Postdocs
6:30-6:40-Science Policy Postdocs
6:40-7:00-Q&A with Attendees
To register, click here

Eagleton Fellowship Program in Politics and Government
RU graduate students-APPLY NOW for the Class of 2022 Eagleton Fellowship Program in Politics and Government
- One-year interdisciplinary certificate program available for graduate students in ALL Rutgers schools, departments, and campus locations
- Stipends and tuition remission available
- Application and recommendation letter deadline: March 26
- Students learn about real-world American politics, government, and public affairs. Interdisciplinary cohort and curriculum connects fellowship experience to chosen field of study.
- Students continue working towards degree without interruption for the 2021-2022 academic year
- Full and part-time students eligible. International students also eligible if interested in American politics/government.
- More details available on flyer attached by clicking here.

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

February 2021

You can read the blogs by Natalie Losada about the iJOBS Data Carpentry Workshop for Genomics Analysis.. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Repperger Research Intern Program
Now accepting applications for summer 2021!
Deadline: February 15, 2021
The Repperger Research Intern Program is a 10-week educational experience, providing research opportunities for students at one of three Air Force research facilities under the mentorship of an Air Force scientist. The program posthumously honors Dr. Daniel W. Repperger, who mentored many young people during his 35-year research career with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).
Eligibility
Applicants need to meet the following eligibility criteria at the time of application:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited institution of higher education during the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Be pursuing a degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale
Research Locations
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH
  • Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Program Dates
June 7 – August 13, 2021
How to Apply
Submit your application at the following link: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/AFRL-711HPW-2021-Repperger
Application Deadline
February 15, 2021, at 8 a.m. ET
Want to Learn More?
For additional information, visit the Repperger Research Intern Program website. If you have any questions, please contact AFRL-Summer@orise.orau.gov.

NY Academy of Sciences Events
Career Paths Event Series:
February 17: Career Paths in Clinical Research and Management [nyas.org]
March 22: Career Paths in Academia - Faculty Route [nyas.org]
April 8: Career Paths in Life Science Consulting [nyas.org]
Online Workshops & Courses:
March 3: Craft Your STEM Elevator Pitch [nyas.org]
March 8: Transition to Research Independence: Funding and Grantsmanship [nyas.org]
April 9: How to Write an Inclusive Letter of Recommendation [nyas.org]
May 10 – June 16: Introduction to Molecular Modeling in Drug Discovery [nyas.org] [registration closes May 3]
Science Alliance Special Chats:
February 5: Conversation with Dr. Malika Grayson [nyas.org]<
March 25: STEM Supremes: In Conversation with France Córdova [nyas.org]<

February 2021

You can read the blogs by Sally Wang about the iJOBS event with Eddie Perez talking about Life as an industry Scientist at a Biotech Company. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Job as Biological Reviewer at Department of Health and Human Services, FDA
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Applications closing 2/12/21

  • Serves as a nationally regulatory review scientist, providing technical leadership and guidance for regulatory activities
  • Assure that scientific reviews are incorporated into a final assessment, addressing all key aspects of products and which are consistent with applicable statutes.
  • Provides formal instruction to inspectors of manufacturing and testing establishments, as provided under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Association
  • Presents Center and Agency Concerns or positions to committees and/or other regulatory meetings. working groups, etc. concerning questions arising with regard to product safety, purity and potency.
Click here for more information or contact iJOBS alum Andrea Gray, PhD ajgray87@gmail.com

Job as Equity Research Associate - Biotechnology
Guggenheim is seeking an exceptional candidate to join as a sell-side Equity Research Associate to help cover the Biotechnology sector. This person will be responsible for following the progress of public/private Biotechnology companies and will support the research team in its efforts to analyze companies and make stock recommendations to institutional investor clients. In addition to a background in the life sciences the ideal candidate will have interest in equity research and financial modeling specifically in the Biotechnology sectors with a focus on immunology. The position is located in New York.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide support to the Senior Analyst through fundamental analysis and investment research in equity markets with an emphasis on original, bottom-up research in the Biotechnology sector
  • Analyze individual Biotechnology companies to build and update fully integrated financial and valuation models
  • Write comprehensive research reports and present findings; draft reports/notes on relevant investment themes, events and breaking news
  • Conduct primary research through industry sources including, but not limited to, financial analysis, due diligence clinical data and industry trends, company management and strategies
  • Organize physician calls for investors and investor events
  • Update analyst marketing handout regularly
  • Interact with Firm’s institutional sales force and investor clients
  • Respond to client and internal inquiries regarding research findings and directives
  • Role will be directly working with the Senior Managing Director within Equity Research Healthcare, Major Pharmaceuticals
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in immunology is a plus
  • Prior experience at a bio-pharmaceutical company is preferred
  • Demonstrated interest or previous experience in the biotech sector
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, manage tight timelines and handle long and demanding days, and be a team player across groups
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong team orientation
Basic Qualifications
  • 2 years of experience in investment research, financial modelling and analysis
  • Working knowledge of accounting, finance, and valuation
  • Bachelor’s Degree, including a higher degree in a life science field is preferable (MD or PhD)
  • Exceptional analytical, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Ability to search, understand and interpret scientific and medical publications and presentations
  • To apply, click here and for more information, contact Rutgers alum Charles Zhu charleszhu2010@gmail.com

Job as Senior Scientist at Evotec
Evotec is a leader in the discovery and development of novel small molecule drugs with operational sites in Europe, Asia and the US. The Company has built substantial drug discovery expertise and an industrialized platform that can drive new innovative small molecule compounds into the clinic. In addition, Evotec has built a deep internal knowledge base in the treatment of diseases related to neuroscience, pain, and inflammation. Leveraging these skills and expertise the Company intends to deliver superior science-driven discovery alliances with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

The Cell Sciences Group is seeking a talented and innovative Senior Scientist (full-time/permanent position) to join our growing team at Evotec’s US headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey. The successful candidate will join a cross-functional team responsible for the cell culture production and/or purification of a range of pharmaceutical and agrochemical targets.

The following, relevant skills and experiences are required for the Senior Scientist position

  • Sterile cell culture of various insect and mammalian cell lines
  • Baculovirus systems including virus generation using BestBac or similar systems for the creation of Baculovirus Infected Insect Cells (BIICs), BIIC amplification, and protein expression
  • The culturing and transient transfection of suspension and adherent mammalian cells for high level protein expression such as in Expi293F. ExpiCHO-S and FreeStyle cell lines
  • Standard protein handling methodologies (SDS-PAGE, Western blot etc)
Qualifications:
  • BS, MS or PhD in Biological Sciences/Biological Engineering with at least 8 years of relevant experience (for BS), at least 6 years of relevant experience (for MS) or at least 3 years of relevant postdoctoral experience (for PhD). Manager would consider candidates with a fresh PhD or very close to finish (they should be able to start soon though). PhD is strongly preferred for this position.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of the Reagents Team and to be a strong team player
  • Must be a dynamic, accurate and innovative self-starter with a flexible approach who enjoys a challenge.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to follow standard operating procedures and deliver accurate documentation are essential.
  • Enthusiasm, self-motivation, flexibility, and readiness/ability to learn new methods are critical
Any interested candidate should apply on the website (https://evotecgroup.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Evotec_Career_Site/job/Princeton/Senior-Scientist_REQ-02378). Also, send a copy of your resume to iJOBS alum Gabriele Vincelli gabriele.vincelli@evotec.com. Note that due to the limited size of the company, Evotec does not sponsor Visas.

TM Data Science Academy Fellow?​
TM Data Science Academy is a graduate program that aims to bring data scientists with diverse backgrounds to the world of Life Science and Drug Development at Novartis!
The program is a 2-year full-time data science position. During these 2 years, you will rotate between three departments in Translational Medicine (Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) and develop data science expertise in different aspects of drug development.
We are looking for 3 candidates that could start in May, 2021.
Who are you? First and foremost, you are excited to apply your data skills to the frontiers of life sciences and help us to create better medicine for the patients. Second, you are passionate about data science and have some data science experience (don't need to be applied to pharma/biotech, any background is welcome!). Thirdly, you are collaborative, great learner and can take ownership of tasks and get things done.
You will be:

  • Working as a member of cross-functional teams
  • Communicating regularly with stakeholders and assisting with answering their questions with the data and analytics
  • Utilizing and developing novel machine learning and statistical techniques and apply them to different data modalities
  • Generating insights related to discovery, pre-clinical and clinical projects and inform team on their decision making
  • Presenting project outcomes to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Participating in drug discovery training courses
  • Contributing to research papers and publicationsWhat you will bring to the role:
  • MSc or PhD or equivalent experience in quantitative field (computational sciences, physics, mathematics, economics, computational biology, machine learning, data science or related field)
  • 1-2 (or more) years of experience in the field of data science
  • Expert knowledge of programming in R or/and Python
  • Strong grasp of statistics and machine learning
  • Experience with reproducible data science tools and practices
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to translate analytical concepts for diverse audiences and stakeholders (English is our primary language)
For more information and to apply, click here or contact Anna Kostikova linkedin.com/in/annakostikova

Networking Event
This networking event is organized by both, Dimensions Sciences, a non-profit organization focused on diversification in science and outreach, and the Academia-Industry Opportunities Group (AIOG), a student run career development group. The event is titled, “It’s Your Move: Career Possibilities for STEM Students,” and will be held virtually on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 6-8pm ET via Zoom & Slack virtual platforms. We will have 20-25 professionals in attendance from a wide variety of STEM careers, which include engineers, bench scientists, patent lawyers, biotech and pharma industry reps, entrepreneurs in STEM, sales, professors, and consultants just to name a few. In addition, we are also hoping to have a bulletin of job postings that are available for students to apply to before and after the event!
The event will include a short keynote speech by Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako before we move into small breakout rooms (15-20 min each) to give students a chance to learn and meet the professionals. Ideally we imagine each professional, will meet with 4-5 students per breakout session to introduce each other and ask questions. Students will have an opportunity to select specific professionals or areas of interest through a google form we have made that will be sent out following registration. Students can register through this link. See flyer attached.

Effective People Management Skills (from Dr. Itzamarie Chevere-Torres)
Postdoctoral researchers serve as leaders and mentors in their labs and workspaces. An important aspect of leading a team successfully is developing the necessary skills and strategies to effectively manage and mentor the people on your team.
Come and join us for a casual conversation with Dr. Sangya Varma, Associate Research Professor, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Biofabrication Workforce Development. The goal of this Q&A session is to discuss best practices for being effective people managers, one of the many responsibilities that come with becoming a faculty.
Some key areas you would need to know as a new faculty, manager, and leader of your team, are:

  • Working with individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • Having difficult conversations in the workplace
  • Effectively leading your scientific team (e.g., meetings, set goals, expectations, and provide feedback)
When: Wednesday, February 24th, 3-4:30 pm
Where: Zoom; the link will be provided to participants two days prior to the event
Register and submit your questions for Dr. Sangya Varma here by February 17th, 2020.

Postdoc Speed Schmooze
Join us for another iteration of the fun and popular “Postdoc Speed Schmoozing” event! This event is focused on building social connections with postdocs in the NYC area through quick, friendly informal conversations. This event is not intended to focus on work topics, politics, viruses, or anything stressful, but instead will focus on building connections and having fun! This event will be held on Friday, February 12th from 5-6 PM. Please register here in order to receive the zoom access link.

How to Find a Job You Love
Last year, Beyond the Professoriate conducted a survey of 3500 PhDs. We learned that the vast majority of PhDs fear that a non-academic job will be less rewarding and intellectually stimulating than being a professor. We know from our research that PhDs are able to forge meaningful and impactful careers in all industries and sectors. Join L. Maren Wood, PhD in this webinar and learn how you can find a non-academic career where you will thrive, engage in meaningful work, and be connected to people and projects that matter to you. Register by clicking here. After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe how non-academic careers provide intellectual and rewarding work for PhDs
  • Illustrate how values and motivators can be career hooks
  • Recognize the importance of identifying your Optimal Career Pathway

BioNJ Jobs Board
Click here to see jobs in New Jersey in the biopharma companies.

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

January 2021

You can read the post by Shawn Rumrill about the second and third days of iJOBS SciPhD workshop: Leadership and Business Skills for Scientists. You can also read the blog by Brianna Alexander about the iJOBS event simulating the Medical Writing job application process. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Jobs at Janssen as a Medical Science Liaison (MSL)
Opportunities in Gastroenterology, Dermatology, and Rheumatology.
Apply online at http://careers.jnj.com/ with req# or use link(s) below.
Janssen GI MSL

IL, MO 2105888653W https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/2105888653W?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US
MN, ND, SD, IA, NE, WI 2105888812W https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/2105888812W?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US
LA, AR, AL, MS 2105888809W https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/2105888809W?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US
IN, KY, WVA 2105888693W https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/2105888693W?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US
VA, DC, MD, DE 2105888639W https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/2105888639W?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US
CO, OK, NM, UT, KS, WY 2105888678W https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/2105888678W?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US


Janssen DERM MSL
NYC Metro, NJ 2105888701W https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/2105888701W?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US
PA, DE, MD, DC 2105888709W https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/2105888709W?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US
FL 2105888711W https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/2105888711W?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US
New England 2005877414W https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/2005877414W?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US
Pacific Northwest 2105889851W https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/2105889851W?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US
SoCal/AZ 2105889855W https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/2105889855W?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US


Rheumatology Sr. Medical Science Liaison
https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/2105886988W?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US – FL
https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/2105886985W?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US – GA/LA/AR/AL/MS
https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/2105884920W?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US – PA and OH
https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/2105884922W?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US – VA, WV, DC, MD
Contact Brian Kramer, PhD for more information BKramer1@its.jnj.com

Chobani Labs Intern
Chobani is looking for a dedicated intern to assist our Chobani Labs team in our North Brunswick, NJ location. Our Chobani Labs department is on the forefront of product development and innovation. We’ve got an insatiable appetite for making a difference. Our Chobani Labs Intern will work with a team of scientists and developers to help guide and shape innovation and development of new products at Chobani. This intern will be responsible for executing experiments under the supervisor of the Scientists.
The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Effectively execute experiments in a microbiology lab with supervision from Scientists
  • Safely use basic microbiology and molecular biology equipment (scales, pH meters, pipets, incubators, water and oil baths, freezers, etc.) to conduct experiments
  • Work effectively with Scientists on a variety of experiments, paying close attention to managing time per the need of the experiment
  • Able to multi-task on more than one experiment, recognizing and balancing priorities
  • Impeccable record keeping, ensuring the integrity of the experiment and interpretation of results are accurate
  • Follow Chobani’s safety procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices
The requirements of this position include:
  • Currently pursuing a degree in a related field (molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, biology, genetics, etc.).
  • Previous wet lab experience (genetics or microbiology preferred)
  • Maintain clean & safe laboratory environment within all facilities
  • Familiarity with basic lab instruments (pH meters, pipets) and sterile practices
  • Comfortable navigating ambiguity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Business and product knowledge
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Collaborative, team player
  • Willingness to learn
To apply, please contact Jami Secchi with resume. Jami.Secchi@chobani.com

Oak Ridge Institue US Department of Defense Research Opportunities
STEM Virtual Summer Internship 2021 - US Army
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research | Virtual
Auditory Researcher
Air Force Research Laboratory | Dayton, OH
Postdoctoral Auditory Researcher
Air Force Research Laboratory | Dayton, OH
Musculoskeletal Injury Research Fellow
Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence | Bethesda, MD
Postdoctoral Biomedical Engineering Research Opportunity
Navy Experimental Diving Unit | Panama City, FL

Biogen Worldwide Medical PhD Fellowship
Annual Information Session on the Biogen Worldwide Medical PhD Fellowship.
Those interested can RSVP to the event through the registration site linked here. The event is scheduled for Thursday, February 18th from 4:00 – 5:00 PM EST and will take place virtually. Details on how to access the event will be sent automatically to registered participants via the platform, Jumpstart.
Any questions may be directed to WWMFellowship@biogen.com.

NIH OITE Event on Industry Interviews
Feb 01, 2021 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Register by clicking here
Speaker: Brad Fackler, OITE Industry Advisor
Join us to see how to navigate an interview in industry. We will explore common questions, typical schedules, and how to prepare yourself to make a positive impression.
Note, this session will really focus on the unique aspects of industry interviews. If you would like to understand the basics of interviewing watch our YouTube Videos

The Nutrition, Endocrinology and Animal Biosciences & Food Science (NEFS) Conference
The NEFS Conference is an annual event coordinated exclusively by graduate students from the Nutritional Sciences, Endocrinology and Animal Biosciences (EAB), and Food Science programs in order to showcase research in these respective fields. Members from any STEM-oriented department are welcome to attend, present their research, and network with the rest of the Rutgers scientific community!
This year the NEFS Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13 and will be all virtual, featuring invited keynote and graduate student speakers as well as graduate student poster presentations/competition.
We will be in touch in the near future with a Registration flyer! Until then, please visit our new website at NEFS Graduate Student Conference (rutgers.edu) for more information about NEFS and feel free to email us with any questions (nefs@sebs.rutgers.edu). See attached flyer for details.

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

January 2021

You can read the post by Shawn Rumrill about the iJOBS SciPhD: Leadership and Business Skills for Scientists workshop. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

R&D Scientist: Antimicrobial Medical Devices at Orthobond

  1. Follow work instruction for antimicrobial treatment of different materials.
  2. Maintain up-to-date scientific notebook.
  3. Hands-on experience/Theory on use of oxygen plasma to change metal and polymer surface properties.
  4. Knowledge of material modification on polymer and metal surfaces using self-assembled monolayers.
  5. Knowledge and experience using polymerization techniques to generate nano-scale antimicrobial and antiviral metal and polymer surfaces such as UV polymerization and ATRP.
  6. Theory and application of FT-IR, contact angle, SEM, AFM, and XPS to characterize metal and polymer surfaces.
  7. Manage packaging of treated medical devices and testing/gamma irradiation logistics according to master batch records, when required.
  8. Maintain GMP compliance, identify, and report quality issues.
  9. Follow work instruction, batch records, SOPs and make revisions as needed.
  10. Follow good documentation practices (GDP) when maintaining solution logbooks, and batch records
Critical Requirements
  1. A university degree is required, Ph.D. or Bachelor’s in Chemistry and Materials Science. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field.
  2. Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory
  3. Recent experience in the manufacturing industry is necessary, preferred with 1-2 years of experience for Ph.D. and 5 years of experience for bachelor’s degree
  4. Preference will be given to candidates with industry R&D experience
Send resumes to Caicedoc@Orthobond.com
Carlos E. Caicedo-Carvajal, Ph.D.
Director of Emerging Technologies/Senior Manufacturing Engineer

STEM Spotlight: Realities of Grant Funding
On January 28 at 12 pm ET, the NSTMF, in partnership with Rutgers SPAR, will host STEM Spotlight: Realities of Grant Funding, featuring panelists Dr. Quincy Brown, Dr. Grant Warner, and Dr. Donna Ginther. Join us for a discussion with experts, who have gone through the good, the bad, and the ugly of the grant funding application process. Stay with us for an off the record Q&A session where participants can relay their most candid questions.
Quincy Brown, Ph.D., is the Director of Systems Change at AnitaB.org, an organization focused on intersectional gender and pay parity. She is also a Co-Founder of blackcomputeHER.org, a non-profit that provides education and support to black women and girls in computing and tech. Dr. Brown's background includes Program Director for STEM Education Research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Senior Policy Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Grant M. Warner, Ph.D., is the Director of Innovation for the College of Engineering and Architecture at Howard University. Through this role, he deploys campus-wide programming in innovation for students, faculty, and post docs. Dr. Warner, a wearer of many hats, is the Co-Founder of ConnectYard, a social analytics platform integrated into learning management systems and e-learning platforms. He also serves as an instructor in the nation's largest deep technology accelerator, the National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program, which focuses on lab-to-market innovations across the NSF's portfolio.
Donna Ginther is the Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute for Policy and Social Research at the University of Kansas, as well as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Formerly, Dr. Ginther was a research economist and associate policy adviser in the Federal Reserve of Atlanta's regional Research Department. She has been published in many notable journals such as the American Statistical Association and media outlets, including the New York Times.
See attached flyer. This one-hour event is free and open to Rutgers students. Students should register for the event through this link.
After the event, the moderated discussion portion will be published on the NSTMF’s YouTube channel and website. The Q&A portion of the event will not be recorded and will not be published.

BioNJ Jobs Board
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January 2021

Job as Senior Associate Scientist Translational Research at Replimune, Woburn, MA
Exciting opportunity to work in a company with a mission to revolutionize cancer treatment through comprehensive activation of a tumor-specific immune response. Reporting to Rutgers alum Praveen Bommareddy this role will have the opportunity to interact with pre-clinical R&D, clinical development and regulatory affairs and learn the process of drug development from the experts in Oncolytic virus immunotherapy! For more information, click here.

Join Flagship Pioneering for an info session on their 2021 summer fellowship.
Flagship Pioneering's summer fellowship is a 12-week paid summer program where exceptional innovator-entrepreneurs help create the next disruptive life science startups. Flagship recruits outstanding scientists, engineers, inventors and budding entrepreneurs to work hand-in-hand with their seasoned professionals through a uniquely entrepreneurial scientific exploration process, with the potential to ultimately produce pioneering new ventures. This program is exclusively for Ph.D., M.D., M.S., and science-minded M.B.A. students who are within one year of graduating or have just done so. If you’re considering an alternative path from academia that allows you to remain engaged in creative science, Flagship’s Fellows Program offers a balance of freedom of thought, imagination, science rooted in reality and rigorous business practice. RSVP by clicking here.

New Jersey Academic Drug Discovery Consortium: Opportunities in Neuroscience
On January 27th, the NJ Academic Drug Discovery Consortium (NJADDC) is hosting Opportunities in Neuroscience, a virtual event exploring the opportunities and challenges in neuroscience. The first in what is planned to be a series of events on neuroscience, this event will feature three panels exploring different perspectives on the sector.
The first panel will feature representatives from the market and funding sources to discuss what their priorities are.The second will feature researchers with early-stage work on exosomes and their revolutionary potential. The final panel will feature technologists and entrepreneurs discussing their progress in commercializing their neuroscience innovations with advice for others seeking to follow the same path. We are inviting a broad audience of industry professionals, researchers, investors, and others to start the conversation on how NJ can better identify and pursue opportunities to become leaders in the sector. We thought you would be a great addition to this nascent local neuroscience community and would be interested in joining us for this event and future conversations. If you are available, please register here to receive the link to join.

University Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) Thirsty Thursday Networking Opportunity
Networking opportunity with industry, January 21, 3-4PM EST. The University-Industry Partnerships organization, UIDP, is hosting a networking session which will include industry partners, including Microsoft. Each month we'll kick off the conversation with a 10-minute discussion starter led by UIDP member representatives, but this networking time is all yours. So drop in, grab a seat, and enjoy Thirsty Thursdays with UIDP. Learn more.
The event is free and access only requires an RSVP registration using your @rutgers.edu email address.

ORISE Internship Virtual Career Fair
On Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 12 to 3 p.m. ET, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting the Experience ORISE Virtual Career Fair to highlight the variety of paid internships, fellowships and research opportunities available within our Research Participation Programs.
During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • CHAT with ORISE representatives and mentors from a variety of programs and federal agencies across all of ORISE.
  • LEARN about the research and/or projects conducted within those programs.
  • EXPLORE paid internships, fellowships, and research opportunities.
  • CONNECT with ORISE staff members for questions about applying, what to expect during the program, and to learn more about the ORISE experience.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • National Science Foundation
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
  • Army Research
  • Navy Research
  • Air Force Research
  • Department of Defense
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Intelligence Community (IC)
  • Department of Energy
Click HERE to register. If you have any questions or trouble registering, contact ORISE at ExperienceORISE@orau.org.

January 2021

Internship at Rudy’s Research
We are Radyus Research, a collaborative research organization based in Atlanta, GA that offers a wide range of preclinical drug discovery services and comprehensive scientific and strategic consulting to early-stage biotech companies.
Radyus Research has established an internship program for post-graduate students who are interested in learning about aspects of the biotech and/or the healthcare industry including the development and preclinical studies of drugs and medications.
As part of the educational experience, you will be observing and communicating with our leadership team and experienced technicians. The internship will provide you certain industry specific skills and experience, including how to conduct market research, capturing and analyzing data and developing, modifying and/or otherwise streamlining or improving processes and procedures. Additionally, you will learn a number of business and industry skills including time management, teamwork, organization, communications and analytical skills.
We provide interns the opportunity to learn from our entrepreneurial team in an exciting and growing biotech industry, and we would welcome and encourage your ideas on how to best engage new customers and streamline operations by implementing new processes.
As an intern at Radyus Research, you will be exposed to a number of tasks, situations and analytical and problem-solving opportunities and projects. The Internship position is remote, and all the meetings are done over Zoom.
The Internship position is unpaid. There is no guarantee of subsequent employment with Radyus Research as a result of the internship program. The internship program is designed primarily to further and supplement your post-graduate educational experience.

  • Observe and learn how to perform market research of potential clients and collaborators.
  • Participate in research and evaluation of marketing content and service offerings of others in the industry.
  • Contribute to the project-specific discussions, which may involve scientific and strategic drug development aspects.
  • Analyze and present your findings to our leadership team.
  • Acquire experience in aggregating data into Excel databases.
  • Responsible for taking notes relating to your educational experiences and communications with other Radyus Research employees and leadership.
  • Observe and participate in certain administrative duties common to the industry.
  • Approximate hours per week: 4-6 hours.
  • A PhD student or a recent PhD graduate in a life science filed.
  • Eager to learn and work on a wide range of projects and tasks.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Familiarity with biotech/healthcare industry is a plus.
Start Date: January 18, 2021.
If interested, please contact Marta New at mnew@radyusresearch.com with your cover letter and resume. 773-875-7082

Jobs in Management Consulting for PhDs
The Solution Lab provides part-time management consulting experiences to students and recent graduates from advanced degree backgrounds in lifesciences, healthcare, and business. We are still going strong during these challenging times (albeit all virtually now), and we are pleased to be able to provide volunteer opportunities for our Spring 2021 project cycle. Projects are expected to start in February/March. We currently have writing-based projects available in equity research and expect to add on additional projects shortly. See attached flyer. The application deadline is also shown below. Deadline for applications is Sunday January 17th. After the deadline, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, as needed. Interested individuals should submit a resume (one page format only please) and a cover letter (in bullet point format) as soon as possible to recruiting@thesolutionlab.org.
Stefanie Mazlish, MBA, Co-founder & CEO, The Solution Lab phone: 917.847.5235 email: stefanie.mazlish@thesolutionlab.org

Health Technology Assessment Fellowship
The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) is now accepting applications for the inaugural cycle of a new Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Fellowship. The ICER HTA Fellowship is a paid full-time one-year program for post-master's and post-doctoral graduates that provides experiential training alongside a team of evidence synthesis researchers and health economists. Upon completion of the program, Fellows will be able to apply evidence synthesis strategies and methodologies to the evaluation of prescription drugs, medical tests, and other health care and health care delivery innovations. Graduates of this program will go on to conduct research in an academic institution, think tank, managed care organization, pharmaceutical company, or healthcare facility. Fellowship applicants should have a PhD, PharmD, or a Master's degree in a relevant discipline such as public health, epidemiology, health policy, pharmacy, or health economics. Applications for the ICER HTA Fellowship are due on February 28, 2021. ICER will select the Fellow by March 31, 2021, and the anticipated start date will be August 2, 2021. Applications should include a resume, a cover letter, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or supervisor. Additional information about qualifications, Fellowship activities, and application guidelines is available on ICER's website.

Rutgers I-Corps Cohort 10 applications
The I-Corps@Rutgers Program is an immersive learning experience developed by the NSF for researchers, faculty, students, staff, and others to discover a potential market for a STEM-based innovation or technology currently under development. Through the experiential I-Corps@Rutgersprocess, participants develop skills, learn business concepts, get mentorship, become part of our I-Corps alumni network, and receive a small NSF grant (reimbursement for approved expenses), making them eligible to apply for follow-on $50k NSF-funding for the National I-Corps Teams program. The I-Corps@Rutgers Leadership Team will discuss cohort details, schedule, requirements, and application process followed by Q&A. Opportunities for individual students from underrepresented communities to participate as I-Corps@Rutgers Fellows will be discussed as well.
The 6-week virtual program starts in mid-February (Application Deadline Jan 25th) and is open to all Rutgers campuses and invited schools, particularly from Hispanic and Minority Serving Institutions. Register today to attend our short info session and Q&A:
To learn more about I-Corps@Rutgers or to apply as a team, click here.
To learn more about the I-Corps@Rutgers Fellowship, click here.

Succeeding in STEM: Leading Innovation Against the Odds
Sponsored by I-Corps@Rutgers
Wednesday, Jan 13th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for an I-Corps@Rutgers Virtual Event, co-sponsored with the GS-LSAMP Alliance and NJ-B2B to meet Dr. Roselin Rosario-Melendez and hear her inspiring story of growing up in a small town in Puerto Rico, then earning her PhD at Rutgers University by becoming an innovative researcher (filing multiple patents in the process), and ultimately developing new products for a major Fortune Global 500 company and one of the top 50 World's Most Admired companies.
Selected as an AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador and through her partnership with Ciencia Puerto Rico,Seeds of Success Program, Roselin continues to do outreach nationwide, sharing her story to inspire students and young women to become innovators, too!
Link to Eventbrite Page for registration

Share Your Research Competition for Communication Skills
The Share Your Research (SYR) competition is a science communication training program from iBiology, in partnership with the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation and the Rita Allen Foundation. It is a great opportunity for PhD students, postdocs, and early-career faculty to improve their science communication skills and share their research with our global audience.
Participants in the 2021 SYR program must apply to be selected. Eight winners will attend a series of virtual science communication workshops in late May 2021. After this training, participants will record their new 20-minute talks at home with the help of iBiology’s professional video team, and their talks will be promoted through iBiology’s Share Your Research video series. All iBiology videos are open-access and reach a global audience of 110k+ followers. More information about the training and application details can be found here. Applications are open until February 15, 2021.

December 2020

You can read the post by Helena Mello about the keynote from the iJOBS symposium discussing Real World Evidence. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Postdoc Positions at Colgate in Skin Health Early Research Group
There are several open positions right now in Colgate's Skin Health Early Research group. The group drives innovation for all of our personal care businesses globally, including the newly-acquired premium skin health brands. It's a rapidly growing team, with some terrific supervisors to help guide and support someone new to industry. Anyone who joins will make an immediate impact on the business!
This is a two-year postdoctoral position in Piscataway, NJ.

  • Design and deliver in vitro and ex vivo scientific discovery programs based on skin health, skin aging and potential therapeutic interventions
  • Drive the discovery and characterization of new bioactive ingredients or formulated products, and identify new biological targets/mechanisms of action for skin benefits
  • Deliver novel in vitro models, assays, and discovery work using ex vivo human skin, 3D skin equivalents and primary skin cells
  • Develop and implement novel visualization techniques to demonstrate efficacy
  • Collect, analyze, and report high quality data in a timely manner
  • Handle daily laboratory operations support relevant research projects
  • Manage internal and external teamwork
Basic Qualification:
  • Ph.D. in Biology, Molecular/Cell Biology or any related field
  • Hands on experience with sterile cell culture and primary cells, as well as human/animal tissues
  • Experience with different histological methodologies, such as immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence
  • Strong problem solving skills, project management and execution skills
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of Dermatology and/or Skin Biology
  • Hands on experience with human skin cell/tissue culture (keratinocytes, fibroblasts, skin equivalents and explants)
  • Hands on experience with quantitative PCR, ELISA, fluorescent microscope and confocal microscope
  • Hands on experience in pre-clinical evaluation of skin bioactives using human skin cells/tissues
  • Experience in skin physiology and pathology (e.g. skin inflammation, acne, AD, psoriasis)
To apply, click here and contact Tom Boyd thomas_boyd@colpal.com.

Colgate-Palmolive is seeking a highly motivated scientist with a track record of excellence for a postdoc position in Global R&D, Early Research Personal Care group, based in Piscataway, NJ location. The position is a two year fixed term of at-will employment with the opportunity to apply for full time employment at the termination of the term.
  • Develop predictive lab and skin instrumentation methods to screen and validate technologies, incorporating the latest understanding of physical/mechanical aspects of aging within the broader context of relevant biological function
  • Identify and validate new technology opportunities for premium skin health benefits
  • Develop demos to illustrate mechanism of action and/or support superior performance of technology leads for premium skincare products
Main responsibilities:
  • Develop disruptive anti-aging technologies for both instant and long lasting benefits
  • Validate top leads through in-vivo studies utilizing skin instrumentations
  • Assess anti-aging technologies using enzyme based bioassays
  • Develop research plans and independently execute projects
  • Identify and lead collaboration effort with external partners/suppliers
  • Collaborate and communicate with cross-functional teams to achieve project goals
  • Manage requirements involving legal agreements, IP, regulatory, safety and quality
Basic Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, molecular biology, or biochemistry required.
  • Skin biology experience preferred
  • Knowledge or experience with environmental aggressors (pollutants, UV, etc.) a plus
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong project management and execution skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
To apply, click here and contact Tom Boyd thomas_boyd@colpal.com.

Meet the Science & Politics Fellows
Do you want to learn what it's like to work in NJ government as a scientist? Join us on December 21 at 6pm ET to speak with four Science Fellows who transitioned into careers in science policy.
Register and more info here.
Applications for the Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship are now open. Full-time stipend-supported positions start in July 2021. See attached flyer for details.

Vertex Fellowship for PhDs
Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation. The Vertex Fellowship is a unique training program that provides didactic training and experiential learning about the science and medicine of drug discovery. The fellowship intends to attract outstanding scientists and physicians who have completed their PhD and/or MD degree within the previous 5 years. Fellows come to Vertex for a customized one-year experience in which they are embedded within project teams, providing hands-on experience with real-world R&D problems. The program is directed by our EVP and Chief Scientific Officer, with the involvement of many other Vertex senior leaders.​

Why be a Vertex Fellow?​

  • Help patients by contributing to the development of transformative medicines​
  • Learn about drug discovery to build and accelerate your career​
  • Advance a scientific idea rapidly in a team-based environment
  • Receive mentorship from scientific, medical and business leaders at Vertex​
  • Become a member of the Vertex Fellows network and develop connections internally and externally​
This program starts in September 2021 and ends early August 2022.​ Minimum Qualifications:​
  • Candidate must have earned a MD, PhD or joint degree ​
  • 0-5 years relevant post graduate experience​
  • Demonstrated evidence of scientific impact (e.g. through significant publications, presentations or awards)​
  • Demonstrated evidence of creative thinking and scientific problem solving​
Preferred Qualifications:​
  • Outstanding communication ability​​
  • Strong team player​
  • Proven ability to drive to results​
  • Interest in the intersection of medicine and drug discovery research​
Fellows Program Timeline:​

Applications for the Vertex Fellows ’21-’22 class will be accepted from November 15, 2020- January 15, 2021. Candidates of interest will be notified in February 2021. Interviews will take place on the week of March 1, 2021. Selected candidates will receive formal offers in mid-late March 2021. Fellows ’21-’22 class members will start at Vertex (Boston, San Diego, or Oxford, UK) on mutually agreed upon dates between July 2021 and September 2021.​ Please submit a CV/resume and cover letter with your application. For more information, click here.

December 2020

You can read the post by Rukia Henry about the Eagleton Workshop about the Politics of Water and Lead. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Launch of the Spring 2021 NJ ACTS Virtual Internship Program
We are excited to continue our internship program into the Spring semester. This program is intended for undergraduates (juniors/seniors), professional, and graduate students at Rutgers, Princeton, or NJIT. Students must be US citizens or permanent residents (i.e., green card). While we have opened the application portal, we encourage you to wait until after December 21st to submit your application as we continue to receive projects for applicant consideration. Applications are due Jan 4th. You can learn more about our Fall 2020 interns at the symposium (above) and online. The application portal has more details and answers to frequently asked questions.
Questions can be directed to Project Manager Yasheca Ebanks, MS yebanks@shp.rutgers.edu

Summer 2021 Internship Program at Astra Zeneca in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
Astra Zeneca is a global pharmaceuticals company looking for summer interns.
DS&AI is a new department at AZ, and we are embedding data science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) across our R&D to enable our scientists to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. Location: Gaithersburg, MD. We are currently seeking candidates who are working towards obtaining a Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Math, Bioinformatics, Quantitative Biology, Physics, Pharmacology, or Bioinformatics for a 12-week (minimum) internship during the summer of 2021. For more information, click here.

McCann Health Medical Communications launches FUEL
We want to launch the careers of aspiring Associate Medical Writers, Associate Medical Editors, Associate Regulatory Writers and Associate Account Executives within the medical communications industry. It’s where we launch the careers of our FUture Experts and Leaders and where you get the best turbocharged support to grow your knowledge and skills. FUEL is first-class industry training supported by a global learning community. Joining McCann Health Medical Communications as full-time employees, participants will be embedded into account teams, delivering live medical communications project work from the start, guided by experts. Participants will also benefit from a group-wide community of peers, mentors and trainers as well as cohort training sessions, industry and commercial education and leadership coaching. Interested in launching a career in medical communications? To view the available roles and selection criteria and to apply, visit our website. Your early careers recruitment team at McCann Health Medical Communications are here to help: hr-mmc@mccann.com.

Erdős Institute is offering a data science boot camp in 2021
The Cőde 2021 Data Science Boot Camp will be held virtually May 3 - May 30, 2021. There will be three weeks of Zoom lectures with office hours held every Friday. The fourth week will be dedicated to group project work, culminating in the project presentation showcase on May 30. Throughout the boot camp there will also be opportunities to network with industry partners as well as esteemed Cőde alumni. The boot camp will be covering a wide array of topics that are fundamental in the current data science landscape. For a full overview see the Topics section at the web link below.
A basic understanding of python is required for this program, but new to this year's boot camp is a python primer in April! In this primer we will go over all the python you will need to know in order to follow along with boot camp lectures. For more information on the boot camp, please see the attached flyer. Applications are now open and students can register online here. Due to the popularity of the boot camp, there is an application deadline of January 15, 2021. For any questions, please email Matt Osborne (matthewosborne71@erdosinstitute.org).

Interviewing Skills Workshop by the NIH
Dec 14, 2020 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us to see how to navigate an interviews. We will explore common questions, virtual interviews, typical schedules, and how to prepare yourself to make a positive impression.
Speaker: Lori Conlan, PhD, Director, Career Services Center & Office of Postdoctoral Services
A recording of this presentation will be posted on the OITE YouTube page about one week after the event. To register, click here.

December 2020

The iJOBS blog has been busy this week! Read posts by Samantha Avina on Women and Diversity in Academia, by Rukia Henry on the Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop about lead in water and by Samantha Avina about the iJOBS Simulation on Project Management. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Teaching Assistant for Multi-Day iJOBS Workshop in Computational Genomics at Rutgers
We are looking for two assistants for the Data Carpentry Workshop which will be offered on Jan 26, 27, 28, and 29. The focus of this workshop is on working with genomics data, and data management and analysis for genomics research, including best practices for organization of bioinformatics projects and data, use of command line utilities, use of command line tools to analyze sequence quality and perform variant calling, and connecting to and using cloud computing. If you have this knowledge and are interested in helping the instructors of this class, please contact Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu).

Consultant Jobs in Oncology for Recent PhD Graduate at Kantar Health
Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights, and consulting company. Kantar Health helps life sciences companies develop products that improve people’s lives and well-being. The blend of consulting, data analytics, and real-world research and evidence enables clients to understand patients, physicians, and payers, bring products to market quickly. Job #1 The Consultant, Epidemiology/Oncology will be responsible for conducting secondary epidemiological research and analysis to support both the Patient Metrics epidemiology module of the syndicated CancerMPact (CMP) oncology database and custom consulting engagements in oncology culminating in the development of published manuscript or reports. For more information and to apply, click here. Job #2 The Consultant (Product Management, Oncology Data) role is a position within the Clinical & Scientific Assessment (CSA) team of the Oncology and Specialty Therapeutics (OST) division. The Consultant position is responsible for using his/her experience in the syndicated oncology data market, product management experience, knowledge of the drug development process, and client-facing skills to drive growth through innovation of Kantar’s syndicated product oncology business. For more information and to apply, click here. Contact Michelle Margolis for additional information Michelle.Margolis@kantar.com

Jobs at Emergent BioSolutions
Emergent BioSolutions is very involved in vaccine production for multiple pharmas as part of Operation Warp Speed and are scaling up lots. Emergent has over 200 positions to fill, spanning R&D, Quality, Manufacturing and more. Jobs are in Maryland, San Diego, and even Winnepeg. Their most desperate hires with regard to COVID vaccine scale-up are in the Manufacturing and Quality areas. They also have over 20 R&D positions which are almost all PhD level. If you took SciPhD as part of iJOBS you should definitely mention your SciPhD experience in your cover letter and resume. To see the many postings, click here.

Jobs as Staff Fellow - Cell Therapy Review Scientist at the FDA
The FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies (OTAT), Division of Cellular and Gene Therapies (DCGT), Cell Therapies Branch (CTB) is recruiting full-time review scientists.DCGT is strongly committed to bringing FDA and other scientists, patient advocates, and the public together in partnership to develop new therapies for the 21st Century, while protecting human subjects and ensuring product safety. The candidate will be a part of a cutting-edge and fast-paced scientific and regulatory environment. If you specialize in Cell Therapy, Cell and Stem Cell Biology, Microbiology, Cellular Immunology, Cancer Biology, and/or Biomedical Engineering, we are looking for you. CBER is committed to facilitating the development of new biological products, to include but not limited to cell and gene therapies, plasma protein therapeutics, and select medical devices for a broad range of complex and often times life-threatening diseases as well as rare diseases. By joining CBER, you will fuel your own passions and use your many talents, skills, and experiences to help CBER successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities of 21st Century medicine.

Responsibilities: As the selected candidate, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Perform scientific review, interpretation, and documentation of product manufacturing data to evaluate the safety and quality of cell therapy products (e.g., stem cells, cancer vaccines, cellular immunotherapies, engineered tissue, medical devices) in regulatory submissions to FDA.
  • Contribute to guidance and policy development activities relevant to cell therapy.
Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree with a strong research background in cell therapy, cell and stem cell biology, microbiology, cellular immunology, cancer biology, regenerative medicine, and/or biomedical engineering. Additional Qualifications: Candidates are expected to be proficient in applying relevant scientific knowledge and research experience to support multi-disciplinary scientific and review of regulatory submissions. In addition, the candidate must have strong collaborative skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and evidence of leadership potential. Preferred Specialized Experience: Postdoctoral experience is highly preferred. Also, knowledge of federal regulations applicable to drugs, biologics, and medical devices is helpful but not a requirement for consideration. To apply, click here or contact iJOBS alumna Andrea Gray for more information Andrea.Gray@fda.hhs.gov.

Workshop at NIH INDUSTRY: THE ORGANIZATION OF BUSINESS
Dec 07, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This workshop examines the critical functions common to all companies and how those companies are organized to optimize the performance of these functions. We will cover the various positions and roles, specifically within R&D organizations, to illustrate where the job titles that you see in job advertisements fit into the overall organizations of the companies. In addition, you will be introduced to common terminology used within each of the organizational functions (such as defining a matrix team). Register here.

Job as Director of Career Development
Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX is recruiting for a Director, Career Development. This is a unique leadership position within the Provost office that supports biomedical PhD graduate students, medical students and health professions students. Houston offers a lively and supportive life science ecosystem for collaborative employer and alumni partnerships. The founding director (Derek Haseltine) is relocating for a new opportunity in January. The position will be posted shortly, but feel free to reach out directly, if interested derek.haseltine@bcm.edu.

ORISE Postdoctoral Fellowships at FDA and Oak Ridge Institute
Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Virus Countermeasure Development
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research | Silver Spring, MD
Injury and Performance Epidemiology Fellow
U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine Research | Natick, MA
Postdoctoral Biomedical Support Fellow
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research | Silver Spring, MD
Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Predictive Analysis
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency | Springfield, VA or St. Louis, MO
Army Public Health Center Injury Prevention Research
U.S. Army Public Health Center | Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Biomechanical Modeling Fellowship
Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence | Seattle, WA
Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Environmental Microbiology
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center | Vicksburg, MS
Food Chemistry Fellowship
FDA | College Park, MD | Full-Time | DEADLINE: Jan. 26, 2021
Toxicology Fellowship
FDA | College Park, MD | Full-Time | DEADLINE: Jan. 18, 2021
Evaluation of Pathogen Reduction Technologies & Noncoding Regulatory RNAs in Blood Components
FDA | Silver Spring, MD | Full-Time | DEADLINE: Jan. 11, 2021
Immunogenicity of Therapeutic Proteins Fellowship
FDA | Silver Spring, MD | Full-Time | DEADLINE: May 31, 2021
Research Opportunity in Therapeutic Proteins
FDA | Silver Spring, MD | Full-Time | DEADLINE: Jan. 11, 2021
Breast Cancer Drug Development Fellowship
FDA | Silver Spring, MD | Full-Time | DEADLINE: Jan. 14, 2021
Alzheimer's Disease Fellowship
FDA | Jefferson, AR | Full-Time | DEADLINE: Jan. 15, 2021
Microphysiological Systems Fellowship
FDA | College Park, MD | Silver Spring, MD | DEADLINE: June 30, 2021

National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) 19th Annual Conference
Registration for the NPA Conference is now open. The virtual event will be easy to join from across the nation or around the world. Attendees are provided with the opportunity to enhance their professional development and leadership skills. The conference will take place April 15-16, 2021 on a robust virtual platform, highlighted by a keynote session featuring Dr. Cristina Rabadán-Diehl, former Director of the Office of the Americas at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Attendees will include postdocs from a breadth of research disciplines, postdoc office administrators, faculty, industry representatives and other stakeholders involved with postdoctoral training.
Register now for the largest educational conference and networking event dedicated to the postdoctoral community!

Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship applications are open
The Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship offers PhD-level scientists and engineers the opportunity to apply their training and expertise to the development and implementation of relevant state policy. As full-time aides in the executive or legislative branch, Science Fellows bring their advanced technical skills to service in state government. During the one-year program, Science Fellows participate in the political process and support New Jersey state government officials in making evidence-based decisions in public policy areas involving science, engineering, and technology. Through this work, they develop an understanding of state government and learn how to build careers in public service. The program begins with an intensive summer training seminar focused on New Jersey state politics and government, covering topics such as effective communication strategies, power structures, and political processes. Throughout the year, Science Fellows participate in professional development and networking sessions organized by the Institute. For more information, see attached flyer or click here.

BioNJ Jobs Board
To see recently posted biopharma jobs in New Jersey, click here.

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

November 2020

Read the iJOBS blog posts by Juliana Correa-Velloso about iJOBS event on How a PhD can prepare you to start and run a company and Natalie Losada about the GRO Biotech conference. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Rutgers Innovation Ventures: Transform your research at Rutgers into products and services
Thursday, December 3, 2020 4:00 pm | Eastern Time (US & Canada) | 2 hrs
Please join us on December 3; 4pm to 6pm (insert Zoom details) to learn about resources available for graduate students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship and non-academic career pathways in IP and licensing and specifically at Rutgers' Innovation Ventures. Staffed by scientists and IP experts with industry experience, the Innovation Ventures team is dedicated to transforming research at Rutgers into products, services, and partnerships for the public good. You will be able to learn about how as an emerging researcher, you can make use of their expertise and experience in charting your own journey.
Representatives from Innovation Ventures will also share details about what they do on a daily basis, their own career paths and what they enjoy about what they do. This event is a kickoff for future workshops that we will offer on how to transform your research at Rutgers and beyond into products and services; JOIN US to become a member of this exciting new community.
Please RSVP >> HERE<< and for meeting information. The same link will also feature info about our presenters soon. If you have any questions, please contact me at ramazan.gungor@rutgers.edu.

Career preparation: Advice and Resources for Grad Students
Wednesday, December 9; 4 – 6 pm ET
Are you a new graduate student at Rutgers?
Thinking about life after grad school?
This workshop will tell you about the 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 also tell you about some exciting programs offered by the graduate school such as the 3MT competition!
We will also share advice from our own Rutgers alums who have pursued successful non-academic careers. Lots of opportunity for your questions as well as connecting with other graduate students from across the SGS.
Please RSVP >> HERE<< and for meeting information. The same link will also feature info about our presenters soon. If you have any questions, please contact me at ramazan.gungor@rutgers.edu.

Spring SAi (STEM Advocacy Institute) Fellows Program
Do you have an idea for a science outreach or public engagement project? Are you looking for funding to support your idea? Consider applying to the SAi Fellows Program (Cohort 5) which will provide you the theory, design, implementation, and evaluation knowledge-base to enable you to build an impactful and sustainable informal STEM education initiative. The deadline to apply is Jan 31, 2021. The virtual program will run between March 9 - May 22. Graduate students and postdocs can apply. Learn more about the program and apply online at https://stemadvocacy.org/sai-fellows.

Cell Therapy Development Operations Summer Internship at BMS
The 2021 program will offer a select group of interns the opportunity to take on a virtual project that will provide meaningful impact to their preferred functional area over the course of 10 weeks. Projects may range from establishing clinical data correlations to identifying a novel solution to a supply chain challenge or evaluating a new technology for implementation into commercial manufacturing. Note that this designed for Masters programs. See attached flyer for more information.

November 2020

Read the iJOBS blog posts by Zachary Fritz about iJOBS Virtual Career panel for jobs at the FDA. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

BioNJ Inspiring Women in STEM
iJOBS has been given 4 free registrations for the BioNJ Inspiring Women in STEM Conference on Dec 3 and 4. Note that since the iJOBS Annual Symposium is on Dec 3 from 10am-12pm, we request that you attend the iJOBS event during that time but the rest of the Women in STEM agenda is at this link for you to look at. It will be first-come first-served for the spots. If you are interested in attending the BioNJ event, please email janet.alder@rutgers.edu.

Job as Technology Marketing Manager in the Office of Tech Commercialization
As an integral member of the Innovation Ventures Team, the Technology Marketing Manager role supports the Innovation Ventures team members through a variety of activities. In support of the Licensing team, the position works to identify industry partners with an interest in commercializing scientific technologies in the Rutgers Intellectual Property Portfolio and preparing all of the related marketing materials in consultation with the licensing manager and the inventor. The position is responsible for planning, managing and executing marketing activities as well as the use of web and social media for promoting the technologies in the portfolio.

  • Helps automate marketing processes, further integrates with our operational database, Inteum, and is responsible for web and digital marketing efforts for new technologies.
  • Provides support to the New Ventures group by ensuring that all information related to Rutgers Start-Up companies is up to date on the website.
  • Serves as a liaison between Rutgers Innovation Ventures team and other Research units to ensure that new content is created and shared broadly with the goal of promoting Rutgers innovations.
  • Develops and work to promote the services and programs offered by the Rutgers Innovation Ventures team to the Rutgers community broadly.
  • Works closely and interact effectively with inventors, staff, and external entities (companies, consultants), demonstrating sound technical and functional judgement, interpersonal and communications skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in a scientific field or MBA.
  • Experience with digital marketing, customer relationship and marketing automation tools as well as web and content management tools, SEO, etc.
  • Working knowledge of patents and intellectual property or experience with research commercialization/technology transfer in either academic or industrial environments.
  • Hands-on science/technology marketing or management experience in academic or industrial environments is desirable.
  • Ability to perform tech-market assessment of innovations (from scientific research); experience in marketing and coordinate multidisciplinary collaborations.
  • Hands-on science/technology licensing or management experience in academic or industrial environments is desirable.
  • For a full jobs description and to apply, click here.

Jobs at Quantim Si
There are several PhD-level biology and chemistry positions open at Quantum Si in Guilford, CT. Click here to see the postings.

Regeneron Postdoc Program
Up to four years of formal postdoctoral training in a program co-Directed by award-winning and published educators, both of whom are working scientists at Regeneron devoted to training postdoctoral fellows
Exposure to the biotechnology industry’s most successful and innovative scientists
Weekly postdoctoral scientist meetings to foster scientific rigor, creative thinking, critical reasoning, and career advancement
A prestigious, well resourced, and highly driven industry environment
Encouragement of scholarly productivity such as publications and conference presentations
Opportunities to pursue your own cutting edge research ideas in almost any area of biomedicine, including human genetics
Applications accepted Oct 1 to Dec 1, start dates sometime during summer 2021.
Learn more at www.regeneron.com/scienceeducation_professional.

Virtual Mentoring for K-12 diversity students through Students2Science
We invite you to serve as virtual mentors for our V-Lab program and be a positive role model and college and career advocate for our students. Being a virtual mentor is easy:

  • Join a V-Lab session by streaming into a classroom for 3 – 5 minutes via a video-conference platform, such as Zoom, Google Meet, Webex, or Connectivity.
  • Give a 2-minute pep talk to our students, highlighting your work and organization, the value of STEM for the students’ future and any pertinent details about the role of STEM in your life to make a personal connection.
Please see below for information on how to register as a virtual mentor, video examples of virtual mentors, and other volunteering opportunities. If you have any questions, please email Stephanie Yosco-Dwyer, Director of Strategic Partnerships, for more information.
S2S Portal Login Page: https://register.students2science.org/login
Step 1: Fill out a volunteer application, sign our release, view our Youth Protection Policy and create a portal log-in
Step 2: Once you have a log-in, you can register for V-Lab sessions on the Search Volunteer Opportunities Page under My Dashboard.
Step 3: Manage your activity by visiting the My Volunteer Registrations tab. You can monitor your scheduled events, locate documentation for your session, find links for V-Labs, and cancel registrations.
For a detailed instruction manual, click here: Volunteer Registration Guide.

Next Generation Scientist - What it takes to be successful in a constantly changing and globalized world
Webinar with guest speakers on Dec 1 at 11am The current-day scientist is living in a dynamic, constantly evolving global industry that requires quick adaptation for continued success. Rewarding scientific careers demand more than just quality work at the bench and successful peer-reviewed publication. Now more than ever, there is a need for clear and effective science communication, continued professional development, networking, and participation and support of professional organizations. These are examples of critical skills and experiences that are helping young scientists stay competitive and create future career opportunities that align with their passions and interests. The American Physiological Society (APS) and InsideScientific are pleased to announce a joint webinar series focused on providing next-generation scientists with the necessary tools to succeed in science, specifically the skillsets that are most relevant in today’s modern world. Experienced speakers will address essential career development topics, including: communication, identity, and engagement and outreach. In each webinar, two speakers will deliver interactive presentations followed by Q&A sessions facilitated by the organizers. At the end of the series, attendees will have received essential information that they can add to their professional profiles (CV/resume/LinkedIn), and will help them thrive as the scientific leaders of tomorrow. For more information click here.

November 2020

Read the iJOBS blog posts by Brianna Alexander about the iJOBS event on Business Development. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Biology - Skin Health
Colgate-Palmolive invites candidates to apply for the Postdoctoral Research Scientist position based at our Piscataway, NJ location.
This is a two-year postdoctoral position. The core responsibilities of this role include the evaluation of biofunctional actives for personal skin care and cleansing products as well as the development and implementation of predictive non-invasive skin methods to assess performance of benefits. The position will include fundamental and applied research studies of structure/function properties of the skin related to skin health.

  • Design and deliver in vitro and ex vivo scientific discovery programs based on skin health, skin aging and potential therapeutic interventions
  • Drive the discovery and characterization of new bioactive ingredients or formulated products, and identify new biological targets/mechanisms of action for skin benefits
  • Deliver novel in vitro models, assays, and discovery work using ex vivo human skin, 3D skin equivalents and primary skin cells
  • Develop and implement novel visualization techniques to demonstrate efficacy
  • Collect, analyze, and report high quality data in a timely manner
  • Handle daily laboratory operations support relevant research projects
  • Manage internal and external teamwork
Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Biology, Molecular/Cell Biology or any related field
  • Hands on experience with sterile cell culture and primary cells, as well as human/animal tissues
  • Experience with different histological methodologies, such as immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence
  • Strong problem solving skills, project management and execution skills
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Dermatology and/or Skin Biology
  • Hands on experience with human skin cell/tissue culture (keratinocytes, fibroblasts, skin equivalents and explants)
  • Hands on experience with quantitative PCR, ELISA, fluorescent microscope and confocal microscope
  • Hands on experience in pre-clinical evaluation of skin bioactives using human skin cells/tissues
  • Experience in skin physiology and pathology (e.g. skin inflammation, acne, AD, psoriasis)
Job # 92480 - Piscataway, New Jersey. To apply, click here.

Job as Research Scientist III at Givaudan, a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, fragrance and beauty
Our name is an invitation to engage your senses. As the world’s leading flavor and fragrances company, we unveil the tastes and scents that suit you best, and that you love most. We bring them to you every day, everywhere in every way. Stirring emotions, awakening memories, enhancing your senses. Expanding your taste and scent experiences, enriching your world. Enjoy the essence, express yourself.
About the Role:
As a member of the Nutrition Category team, part of the Explore Health, Wellness & Nutrition division of the S&T Explore department of Givaudan, you will lead the Givaudan research platform for microbiome, with focus on studying the modulation of the human microbiome. The research platform will rely on the creation of an ecosystem from which it will find essential interpretation, leading to new ingredient design.
On this position you will report to the Category Technical Leader - Nutrition.
Education
PhD in Microbiology/Biology or related areas.
Educational background focused on nutrition and the microbiome would be appreciated
Experience
5+ years of research and new ingredients design
Involvement in microbiome related during their Master degree or PhD
Digestive health experience
For more information, click here.

BioNJ Jobs Board
There are many jobs for PhD level scientists in NJ. BioNJ allows you to sort by level of experience to find the right job fit for you. Click here to see the current listing of jobs.

October 2020

You can read the post by Natalie Losada about GRO Biotech event and learn about careers outside of academic and also the consulting and science communication careers. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Find Your MedComm Calling: Medical Communications Speed Networking
Thu, November 19, 2020 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Interested in a career in medical writing? Meet the reps of different medical communications agencies and learn all about them!
Register by clicking here.
Graduate students and postdocs will get a chance to meet the representatives many regional medical communications agencies in a speed networking fashion. You'll will be able to learn about each company's mission, their areas of medcomm, work environment, and positions open for their company. Stay tuned for a list of our participating medcomm companies.
While this event is open for all, the ideal participants for this event would be senior PhD graduate students and postdocs who are seriously considering a career in medical communications now to the next 12 months.
After registering, you will receive access to the online event page where you can watch two recorded previously live webinars about the career path and how to prepare to apply to a medical writing job in medical communications. Hosted by NYU.

Horizons by Hopkins Conference
Horizons is a virtual career and professional development conference that is well-suited for doctoral students and postdocs in all disciplines. This conference is co-hosted by JHU's PHutures Office and Professional Development and Career Office.
November 12, 2020 9 am – 3 pm EST
Agenda, speaker list, & registration: www.HorizonsByHopkins.com

  • Keynote speakers: Dr. Valerie Young, expert on Imposter Syndrome and Dr. Leroy Chiao, former NASA Astronaut
  • Twelve Panel Chats with doctoral-level professionals representing a diverse range of doctoral training, including education, STEM, humanities, music, international studies, public health, nursing, and social science.
  • Workshops: Academic Job Search 101: STEM, Academic Job Search 101: Humanities & Social Sciences, Acing the Interview, Using LinkedIn to Virtually Network, Growth Mindsets, Self-Care and Productivity, Design Your Career: Using Life Design Principles to Find Your True North, Using Twitter to Advance Your Career

ORISE Postdocs
Postdoctoral Biostatistician
U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine | Natick, MA
Coastal and Aquatic Ecological Postdoctoral Research Opportunity
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center | Vicksburg, MS
Behavioral Neuroscience Research Support
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research | Silver Spring, MD
Musculoskeletal Injury Translational Support Scientist
U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine | Natick, MA

October 2020

Congratulations to the following iJOBS SciPhD trainees
Jessica Xiaotang who has a job as a Clinical Pharmacology Scientist at Frontage Laboratories (correction from last week)
Dinghai Zheng who has a job as a Senior Computational Biologist at Asimov
Praveen Bommareddy who has a job as Associate Director of Translational Research at Replimune
Suha Eleya who is working as a Covid-19 testing contractor at RUCDR
Steve Wu who is a Senior Associate Life Science Consultant at Charles River Associates
Vinam Puri who has a co-op at J&J Consumer Health in the Skin Health and Translational Science Division
Dina Ameen who has a co-op at J&J Consumer Health
Manju Mummadisetti who is a Proteomics Scientist at AVM Biomed
Yixiao Zhang who is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Merck
Ana Nunes who is a Scientific and Business Development Coordinator at Mare Bioinnovations

You can read the post by Helena Mello about the how to avoid Imposter Syndrome in academia. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Jobs at Visikol
At Visikol, our mission is to accelerate the discovery and development of therapeutics through transforming tissues into quantitative data sets that we mine for actionable insights. We do this through leveraging our imaging, image analysis and advanced in vitro services that are based on a suite of proprietary software and cutting-edge research. As a company, we operate as a contract research organization and conduct contract research for the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

Scientist - Image Analysis

We are currently looking for a Scientist to join our team that will be responsible for the execution of research projects related to developing advanced imaging and image analysis tools. Specifically, we are looking for a Scientist who will lead the development of high content image analysis solutions, multiplex image analysis workflows and optimize advanced image analysis (confocal, high content, slide scanning) tools. The core objective for this Scientist is to assist Visikol with transforming tissues into large data sets and mining these data sets for actionable insights. This will be a unique opportunity to work side-by-side with our team of Scientists to develop novel drug discovery technologies for use with our pharmaceutical Clients. We are open to broad backgrounds within the imaging and image analysis spaces but prefer candidates with wet lab experience, histology experience and specific image analysis competencies. Specifically, we are looking for Scientists that have the following skills and background:

  • Great project management skills and the ability to manage several complex research projects simultaneously.
  • An ability to troubleshoot complex assays and develop novel solutions for problems.
  • Excellent presentations skills and the ability to communicate complex scientific findings with diverse audiences.
  • A thorough understanding and demonstrated track record of designing, implementing and reporting on assays to address specific research questions.
  • Substantial wet lab experience running and interpreting assay results.
  • MS or PhD + 0-2 years of experience, BS with 2+ years of experience
  • CellProlifer, ImageJ, Python, Matlab
  • Fluorescent microscopy – confocal microscopy a plus.
  • Experience immunolabeling and optimizing fluorescent labeling.
  • Traditional histology – grossing, embedding, sectioning, staining.
Scientist - In Vitro Assays

We are currently looking for a Scientist to join our team that will be responsible for the execution of research projects for our Clients and designing novel drug discovery assays. Specifically, we are looking for a Scientist who will lead complex in vitro assay services as well as developing novel cell based assays. This will be a unique opportunity to work side-by-side with our team of Scientists to develop novel drug discovery technologies for use with our pharmaceutical Clients. We are looking for a Scientist and are open to broad backgrounds within the imaging, cell culture and image analysis spaces. Specifically, we are looking for Scientists that have the following skills and background.
  • Great project management skills and the ability to manage several complex research projects simultaneously.
  • An ability to troubleshoot complex assays and develop novel solutions for problems.
  • Excellent presentations skills and the ability to communicate complex scientific findings with diverse audiences.
  • A thorough understanding and demonstrated track record of designing, implementing and reporting on assays to address specific research questions.
  • Substantial wet lab experience running and interpreting assay results.
  • BS + 5 years of experience, MS + 3 years of experience, PhD + 0-2 years of experience
  • Fluorescent microscopy – confocal microscopy a plus.
  • Routine mammalian cell culture – 3D cell culture a plus.
  • Execution of in vitro assays.
  • Experience immunolabeling and optimizing fluorescent labeling.
  • Traditional histology – grossing, embedding, sectioning, staining.
  • Image analysis experience using ImageJ or other software tools.
Position is located in Hampton, NJ. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Job Type: Full-time.

Send your resume and cover letter along to Michael Johnson michael.johnson@visikol.com For more information, click here.

Internships and Co-ops at Boehringer-Ingelheim for all degree levels
Boehringer-Ingelheim is very excited to formally announce our kick off of the 2021 Domestic Summer Internship and Spring 2021 Co-Op recruiting season!
During the summer of 2021, we will be offering many paid internships across a wide variety of disciplines at all of our operating units (Connecticut, Missouri, Georgia, New Jersey, Iowa, and California). For Spring 2021, our paid co-op openings are located in California, Missouri, Georgia and Connecticut.
Our opportunities can be found by visiting our career website for openings of interest by searching "Internship" or “Co-Op” in the keyword search field. We will continue to be posting new roles through the December 1, 2020 (Internships) and all our Spring Co-Op roles are all posted on our external careers website.
We will also be hosting three virtual sessions with students interested in Boehringer-Ingelheim to provide background information on the company, and our 2021 academic programs. The dates are listed below:
Tuesday November 10th – 3-4 PM ET
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+1 213-204-2032 United States, Los Angeles (Toll)
Conference ID: 956 680 483#
Wednesday November 11th – 4:30-5:30 PM ET
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+1 213-204-2032 United States, Los Angeles (Toll)
Conference ID: 392 398 558#
Thursday November 12th – 5-6 PM ET
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Conference ID: 440 823 78#

Innovation Cup Case Study
If you are a post graduate student with an interest in the pharmaceutical, chemical or digital industry, the Innovation Cup is your chance to gain in-depth knowledge about research and development, to network with top students from around the world and to build a business case together with experienced professionals. Selected top performing participants could get an offer for a permanent employment at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
Who can apply: Advanced students and post docs in the fields of life science, material science, data science and business administration from all over the world can apply:
Sciences: Post graduate students on their way towards a PhD in biology, medicine, biotech, bioinformatics, data sciences, biochemistry, chemistry, pharmacy, physics or engineering.
Business: Advanced MBA students or recent MBA graduates with an interest in the pharmaceutical, chemical or digital business. Not open to healthcare professionals.
How it works: During a one-week Summer Camp, 30 selected students will attend in-depth presentations about the pharmaceutical and chemical industry given by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Germany researchers and managers. The participants will be divided into teams, work together to develop a business plan and present it to a grand jury, who will award the Innovation Cup for the best plan along with a cash prize of EUR 20,000 plus EUR 5,000 for the runner-up. Options to implement the best business plans will be evaluated. A conference with alumni of previous Innovation Cup editions will be held on the first day of the Summer Camp.
The Innovation Cup will comprise the following team topics: oncology, immuno-oncology, autoimmunity, drug discovery technologies, digitalization, pandemic threat.
Further information about the program and how to apply online from November 1, 2020 until January 31, 2021: http://innovationcup.emdgroup.com
Location: Near Frankfurt, Germany, June 26 – July 02, 2021. Travel, accommodation and food expenses will be paid by Merck
KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. In the event of travel restrictions, the Innovation Cup could be held virtually.
See attached flyer for more information.

J&J Webinar Medical Device Startup: The Path from Academia to Company
Nov 19 at 1pm. For many medical device innovators, the path from ideation to production is constantly rerouting, making it especially hard to succeed. Coming from within the trenches of a large academic institution is often considered as a roadblock itself. Join us as we welcome experts in the space to share their tips on how to tackle the roadblocks along your path such as investor funding, data security, product design, and more. To register, click here.

October 2020

Congratulations to the following iJOBS SciPhD trainees
Kumar Tiger who has a job as an Analytical Scientist II atcCatalent in their Cell and Gene Therapy division
Puneet Dhawan who has a job as a Scientific Leader at GSK
Jessica Xiaotang who has a job as a Clinical Pharmacology Scientist at Frontage
Pinelopi Kyriazi who has a job as a Medical Writer at 21GRAMS
Xue Yang who has a job as a Senior Scientist at Abbvie
Vicky Kanta who has a job as a Medical Writer at ICON
Michelle Favre who has a job as a Medical Writer at W2O

You can read the post by Gina Sanchez about the iJOBS Virtual Panel on Careers at the NIH. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Industry Careers Overview & Job Packages
Oct 26, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3912723587187259150
This session will highlight the myriad of career opportunities in industry and provide insight into how to position yourself (including building your resume and cover letters) to be competitive for these jobs. Speaker: Brad Fackler, OITE Industry Advisor
A recording of a recent (identical) presentation can be found at the OITE YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/NIHOITE

How Our Passion for Science Lead Us to Our Dream Jobs
The Foundation for Health Advancement has organized a free live 35-minute virtual program that will feature Dr. Michael Johnson & Dr. Tom Villani, co-founders of Visikol, Inc., who earned their PhDs from Rutgers University. Their company was founded while they were PhD students, and the company is a spin-out from Rutgers.
They will speak about their educational and career journeys. To register, click here and see attached flyer.

Science Voices from Home: France
Oct 27, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7908007995269504011
Science Voices from home is a regular series highlighting jobs for PhDs around the world. This month we are discussing careers in France. Our panel will discuss their careers as a faculty member, a postdoc on the job hunt, and as the Director of the Inserm-USA office. Panelist bios here.

Insight Fellows Program - Winter 2021
We’re now accepting applications from graduating students (must complete all coursework by January 19th in order to participate full time) for our winter sessions
Apply to our fully-remote winter session by November 2: https://apply.insightdatascience.com
What is Insight?
The Insight Fellows Program is a seven-week professional training fellowship for graduating students and working professionals looking to transition to thriving careers as data scientists, engineers, and other cutting-edge professionals. Insight takes a unique approach, working closely with partner companies to match Fellows with the hiring teams that represent the best fit for their skills and experience.
Schorarships Available
Our goal is to make sure that everyone with the right skills can participate in Insight regardless of financial challenges. We offer several scholarships (including need-based and scholarships for underrepresented groups in tech) to help reduce the barriers keeping you from participating in Insight's programs and taking those first steps to launch your thriving career. Learn more about available scholarships.
Gain a Network
Since 2012, Insight has helped 3,500+ Fellows transition to thriving careers in a variety of data and tech fields. By joining the Fellowship, you’re also joining an extensive community of industry leaders, and gaining connections to thousands of data and tech professionals from hundreds of companies. This is an investment in your future that pays dividends for years to come.
Getting Hired
88% of Insight Fellows accept a job offer in their chosen field within 6 months of finishing the Fellows Program, and the median time to hire is 8 weeks.
Starting Salary
The average starting base salary for Insight Fellows across all our locations is $126,000. Average bonus is $12,000, and almost all Fellows receive either equity or stock grants. The average stock grant for publicly-traded companies is $26,000 per year.
Hiring Companies
Insight alumni are now working at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, CVS Health, 23andMe, Bloomberg, NBC, Bosch, American Express, Microsoft, and 700+ other top companies.
Post-Program Experience
Beyond the seven week program, Insight Fellows get access to a structured, highly-personalized post-program experience. This personalized post-program experience that we introduced as of Summer 2020, helps Insight Fellows get jobs 40% faster and earn $10,000-15,000/year more than the results quoted above.
Available Programs:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Data Engineering
- DevOps Engineering
- Decentralized Consensus
- Data Science*
- Health Data Science*
*Please note that our programs are open to all degree levels, except our Data Science and Health programs, which have a PhD requirement.
Locations:
Sessions will take place remotely, but Fellows will interview for jobs in many cities:
Upcoming Deadline & Start Date:
- Next application deadline: November 2
- Session begins: January 19
Want to learn more about Insight and our programs? Visit: https://www.insightfellows.com
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Questions? Email us at info@insightdatascience.com
Kyree Childress (she/her) Admissions Coordinator | INSIGHT,Silicon Valley kyree@insightdatascience.com

October 2020

You can read the post by Kayaara Robinson about the iJOBS Health Economics and Outcomes Research job simulation. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Job as Scientist at Bioclinica
A Bioclinica is looking for a Ph.D. scientist in biomedical engineering, physics, neuroscience (or related field) with 5 plus years of hands on experience in Medical imaging, including by not limited to PET, SPECT, Novel Tracers or MRI (structural, fMRI, DTI, ASL). We are looking for a candidate with a solid understanding of Molecular Imaging and Nuclear Medicine physics who will work with our neuro-radiologists, physicists, scientists, software engineer, and operational specialist on the Medical Imaging endpoints for Neuroscience clinical trials including study documentation, scan acquisition, quality control and image analysis. Maintains Quality Service and Departmental Standards by:

  • Working with Bioclinica's neuro-radiologists, physicists, scientists, software engineers, and operational specialists on the Medical Imaging endpoints for Neuroscience clinical trials including study documentation, scan acquisition, quality control and image analysis
  • Evaluating, training and supporting imaging facilities participating in Neuroscience clinical trials
Supports Innovation and Business Development by:
  • Leading the deployment of advanced Imaging acquisition to heterogeneous imaging facilities worldwide
  • Assisting the scripting and execution of large image data processing and analysis routines and publication of the results
  • Supporting innovation and business development efforts
Maintains Quality Service and Departmental Standards by:
  • Reading, understanding and adhering to organizational Standard Operating Procedures (“SOP”)
  • Assisting in enforcing departmental standards
Qualifications:
  • PhD in biomedical engineering, physics, neuroscience, or related field
  • 5+ years hands-on experience in Medical Imaging, including but not limited to PET, SPECT, Novel Tracers or MRI (structural, fMRI, DTI, ASL)
  • Working knowledge and solid understanding of Molecular Imaging and Nuclear Medicine physics and terminology across vendors
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven ability in manipulation, processing and analysis of imaging data
  • Proven ability in problem solving
  • Demonstrated programming skills a plus (MATLAB and Python)
  • Ability to work in group setting and independently; ability to adjust to changing priorities
  • Excellent attention to detail and orientation toward meticulous work
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong documentation and organizational skills
  • Ability to project and maintain a professional and positive attitude
  • 2+ years’ experience in medical imaging
  • Working knowledge and solid understanding of radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound imaging
  • Working knowledge of GCH, ICH guidelines and FDA regulations highly preferred
  • Demonstrated programming skills a plus (eg, MATLAB)
  • Proven ability in manipulation, processing, and analysis of imaging data
  • Proven ability in problem solving
For more information, click here and to apply, click here. Contact Kelly Griffin, talent acquisition recruiter for more details: Kelly.Griffin@bioclinica.com

Faculty Job Panel - Virtual Q&A | October 21, 2020, from 3-4:30 pm
Hosted by: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

The main goal of this Q&A panel session is to discuss how to tackle the application for a tenured faculty job as well as the interview process.

Come join us for a casual conversation with our panelists:

  • Dr. Tara Matise | Professor & Chair, SAS Department of Genetics
  • Dr. Victoria Abraira |Assistant Professor, Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience
  • Dr. David Salas-de la Cruz | Associate Professor of Chemistry, Rutgers University - Camden
When: October 21, 2020 | 3-4:30 pm

Where: Zoom. To register, click here.

Special seminar by Dr. Michael J. Sofia of Arbutus Biopharma
Michael Sofia, PhDis the inventor of Sofosbuvir, a game changing therapeutics for hepatitis C, and is currently the Chief Scientific Officer and Co-founder of Arbutus Biopharma, a pharmaceutical company specialized in developing a cure for hepatitis B. See attached flyer for details.
Seminar Title: “Viral Hepatitis: the Search for a Cure”
Date & Time: October 29, 2020, 9:00 am - 11:00 AM
Pre-registration is required at: https://t.ly/BW7W

Explore the OITE YouTube Page
Thinking about your career choices? Check out our Career Symposium Playlist—interviews with professionals in over 30 job paths for PhDs. Or the Grad and Professional School Playlist for tips and info for furthering your education.

How to prepare a magnetic LinkedIn profile
To watch webinars on how to prepare a magnetic LinkedIn profile by 2Actify, click here and to learn how to best do Career Networking, click here.

ORISE Fellowships at US Department of Defense
Synthetic Biology Researcher - Postdoctoral
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center | Vicksburg, MS
Biomedical Research Opportunity - PhD
Navy Experimental Diving Unit | Panama City, FL
Biostatistics / Epidemiology Postdoctoral Researcher
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research | San Antonio, TX
Clinical En Route Combat Casualty Care Researcher
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research | Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX
Research Opportunity in Probabilistic Life Cycle Analysis
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center | Vicksburg, MS

October 2020

You can read the post by Samantha Avina about the iJOBS Networking event with BioPharma Networking Group. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Job at Roche in oligonucleotide or protein synthesis
Amulya Veldanda has a connection in a contract agency who is looking for recently graduated BME or chemistry undergraduate/graduate students for jobs at Roche Molecular Systems in Branchburg, NJ. The job will be in the lab, most likely in oligonucleotide synthesis or protein synthesis to support manufacture of Roche’s PCR diagnostic kits. They are looking for people who are legally able to work in the US and will not require sponsorship. If anyone is interested in learning more or being connected with my contact, please email amulyaveldanda@hotmail.com.

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows (STPF)
Each year more than 250 distinguished scientists and engineers like you become AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows (STPF). These fellows spend a year contributing to policy across the federal government. Fellows are scholars, faculty on sabbatical, and practitioners from across sectors. They represent a broad range of disciplines and career stages. Do you want to bring your STEM expertise to Washington next year? STPF invites you to join a special conversation with three fellows to hear what it’s like to be a policy fellow. Join to hear fellows’ lessons learned and to ask them your questions. Ask a Fellow Anything! October 15 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET. To register, click here.

Post-Doctoral Fellow – Pharmacology Research, Imsed
They are looking for someone with a physiology/pharmacology background (PhD minimally) in the cardiac system. Specifically a cardiovascular person who knows a bit about the physiology/pharmacology of the pulmonary circulation and heart function. It is also preferable that the candidate knows and has worked with in vivo systems. Insmed understands that its most valuable resource is its employees. We place great value on the unique skills, talents and qualities that each of our employees brings to our company. We are building a world-class team with a focus on innovation, teamwork and the desire and ability to change the way our patients live. Insmed is a fast-paced, high-energy organization that seeks talented individuals who are leaders in their respective functional areas of expertise, who are creative problem solvers and who have the desire to make a difference. This position will be based in our new Bridgewater, New Jersey headquarters. For more information, contact Michel.Corboz@Insmed.com

  1. Require a Post-Doctoral research position for a minimum of 1 but can be extended to 2 years to study the beneficial effects of inhaled prostanoids on the pulmonary circulation and right heart in animal models of pulmonary hypertension.
  2. Research will involve investigations into the mechanisms of pulmonary vasodilation, inhibition of pulmonary vascular remodeling and fibrosis formation in the heart and pulmonary blood vessels.
  3. This Post-Doctoral position will develop and/or utilize in vitro and in vivo techniques to study the mode of action of prostanoids in PAH. This position will also have the opportunity to provide scientific input to other projects within the Research Department.
Responsibilities
  • Work within the Research and Discovery Team to evaluate the mechanism of action of inhaled prostanoids on the pathophysiology and pathology of PAH
  • Develop and conduct in vitro and ex vivo biological assays
  • Maintain proper documentation of experimental procedures and results
  • Document key results in abstracts and manuscripts.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and follow good laboratory practices
  • Present results at staff meetings and give presentations at conferences
Qualifications
  • PhD in Pharmacology, Biology, Physiology.
  • Experience with in vitro and in vivo pulmonary vascular pharmacology/physiology is essential.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team setting.
  • Knowledge of data processing and documentation essential.
  • Experience with inhalation delivery to the lungs is desired but not essential

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research Fellowship and Postdocs
These opportunities are all located at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research | Silver Spring, MD and stipend is provided.
Mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 Cellular Entry Internship
Advanced Electrophysiological Training Fellowship
Glyco-technology Lab Fellowship
Oncology Backbone Therapy Dose Optimization Fellowship
Bioinformatics Fellowship
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cellular and Molecular Biology
Postmarket Drug Safety Fellowship

Nature Careers virtual event
Registration is now open for the Nature Careers virtual event on October 15. Careers Live will take place from 07.00-12.00 EST and you'll be able to network with a host of leading employers with live job roles, including Roche, the European Food Safety Authority, Fudan University Shanghai, the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Research in Germany and many more. You’ll also be able to watch and interact with live sessions, including ‘How to write a first-class paper’ and ‘Learn how to make a great CV with expert advice’. Register now to secure your place by clicking here.

Insight Fellows Program - Upcoming Webinars: Transitioning to Careers in Data and Tech
Interested in a career in data science, engineering, machine learning, or other tech roles? Insight Fellows Program is hosting a series of webinars to help you learn more about the landscape, the kinds of careers that are available, and guidance to help you make the transition. Sign up for one or more of these webinars below!
Webinar 1: Careers in Distributed Computing
Join to discuss the rapid growth and demand for engineers in DevOps and Blockchain. We will chat about tips and next steps for transitioning into the industries. All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome! Date: Wednesday, October 7th Time: 6pm ET Sign Up Now
Webinar 2: Transitioning from Academia to Industry
This session will cover the current state of the data science landscape, what kinds of careers are available, and how to leverage your experience in academia to help bridge the gap to industry. Date: Wednesday, October 7th Time: 8pm ET Sign Up Now
Webinar 3: Careers in Data Science
Scientists from diverse fields, including physics, ecology, engineering, neuroscience, math, sociology, geosciences, statistics, computer science, and more, are playing key roles in transforming the way companies and public institutions work with data to impact our daily lives. Join this session for a high-level overview of the data science industry, how each field gives Fellows their own unique edge in the DS job market, and discussion of the Insight Fellows Program. Date: Thursday, October 8th Time: 2pm ET Sign Up Now
Webinar 4: Careers in Data Engineering
What exactly is data engineering, and how can I leverage my software engineering background to get into the world of Big Data? In this session, we’ll discuss whether this rapidly growing field suits your skills and career goals and how Insight's Data Engineering Fellowship Program can help you make the transition. Date: Thursday, October 8th Time: 7pm ET Sign Up Now
Webinar 5: Transitioning to a Career in Artificial Intelligence
Join this session for an overview of the artificial intelligence landscape, as well as advice on transitioning into roles in AI. This session is designed for beginners interested in transitioning into deep learning and machine learning engineering roles. Date: Thursday, October 15th Time: 5pm ET Sign Up Now
Interested in attending, but can’t make the time? Sign up to receive information about future sessions: https://notify.insightdatascience.com/notify
Interested in learning more about Insight and our programs? Visit: https://www.insightfellows.com Kyree Childress Admissions Coordinator | INSIGHT kyree@insightdatascience.com

Equity Research Associate - Biotechnology, Guggenheim Securities, New York, NY
Guggenheim is seeking an exceptional candidate to join as a sell-side Equity Research Associate to help cover the Biotechnology sector. This person will be responsible for following the progress of public/private Biotechnology companies and will support the research team in its efforts to analyze companies and make stock recommendations to institutional investor clients. In addition to a background in the life sciences, the ideal candidate will have interest in equity research and financial modeling, specifically in the Biotechnology sectors with a focus on immunology. The position is located in New York. View and Apply on the DOC website. For more information contact Yatin Suneja linkedin.com/in/yatinsuneja
Essential Job Functions

  • Provide support to the Senior Analyst through fundamental analysis and investment research in equity markets with an emphasis on original, bottom-up research in the Biotechnology sector
  • Analyze individual Biotechnology companies to build and update fully integrated financial and valuation models
  • Write comprehensive research reports and present findings; draft reports/notes on relevant investment themes, events and breaking news
  • Conduct primary research through industry sources including, but not limited to, financial analysis, due diligence clinical data and industry trends, company management and strategies
  • Organize physician calls for investors and investor events
  • Update analyst marketing handout regularly
  • Interact with Firm’s institutional sales force and investor clients
  • Respond to client and internal inquiries regarding research findings and directives
Basic Qualifications
  • Exceptional academic pedigree, including a higher degree in a life science field (MD or PhD)
  • 2 years of experience in investment research, financial modelling and analysis
  • Working knowledge of accounting, finance, and valuation
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, manage tight timelines and handle long and demanding days, and be a team player across groups
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Ability to search, understand and interpret scientific and medical publications and presentations
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience at a bio-pharmaceutical company is preferred
  • Experience in immunology is a plus
  • Demonstrated interest or previous experience in the biotech sector
  • Exceptional analytical, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong team orientation

October 2020

You can read the post by Shawn Rumrill about the Life After STEM: Career Opportunities. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com.

Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP), Research Scientist Lawrenceville, NJ Project Description
The Immunology Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) group is searching for a highly motivated scientist to develop and apply innovative translational modeling & simulation approaches in the Immunology disease area. QSP models are mathematical models that are used to integrate knowledge and data on disease pathophysiology and drug pharmacology in a mechanistic manner. This enables hypothesis testing and generation in target discovery, translational pharmacology and clinical drug development. This position is an exciting opportunity to broadly impact critical decision making in the progression of multi-target drug R&D in Immunology. The successful scientist will be working on a highly stimulating and collaborative environment with biologists, clinicians, pharmacometricians, translational medicine scientists, and in-house QSP modelers.
Position Responsibilities:

  • Drive development and application of novel QSP Immunology models to facilitate back-translation efforts from internal late development programs.
  • Function as part of team to develop and rigorously assess the functionality, feasibility, efficiency and validity of new models.
  • Conduct extensive literature review to identify suitable mechanistic elements, interactions, rate constants and sub-modules for incorporation into larger systems (pharmacodynamic & efficacy) models.
  • Leverage algorithms for parameter optimization and sensitivity analysis.
  • Analyze model predictions and identify suitable strategies to resolve issues (whenever occur) pertaining to model performance and inaccuracy.
  • Network as appropriate with experts in Translational Medicine, Discovery Biology, Clinical Development, and other groups to share learnings that maximize the translational value of QSP modeling.
  • Participate in internal scientific (QSP-related) discussions.
  • Build and maintain QSP expertise through a personal track record of publication, attendance/participation in conferences, scientific workshops, etc.
Degree requirements:
Ph.D. in Engineering, Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Pharmacometrics, Systems Biology/Pharmacology or a related field with a proven record of productivity as demonstrated by publications and conference presentations.
Key Competency Requirements
  • Excellent understanding of theory, principles and statistical aspects of advanced mathematical modeling and simulation, including numerical methods, parameter estimation/optimization, and ordinary differential equations (ODEs).
  • Experience in building, validating and using QSP models or deterministic models of biological pathways/systems to support basic science and/or translational clinical research would be particularly desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with scientists in other disciplines with a positive, collegial and collaborative attitude.
  • Hands-on experience with modeling software like MATLAB is required.
  • Experience with general programming and data analysis tools/languages such as Python, R, would be particularly desirable.
  • Ability to learn new areas of biological sciences and build on solid foundation of quantitative skills to develop mechanistic disease/pharmacology models.
  • Good understanding of the basic principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
  • Candidates with previous (academic or industry) experience in QSP or a closely related field are highly encouraged to apply.
This 24+ month position starts ASAP. Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Karen: karen@alphaconsulting.com ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT #20-01586 W2 ONLY MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE #ZR

Q&A faculty Job Panel from Dr. Itzamarie Chevere-Torres
The main goal of this panel session is to talk about how to tackle the application for tenured faculty job and the interview process. Come join us for a casual conversation with our panelists:
Dr. Tara Matise, Professor and Chair of Genetics Department
Dr. Victoria Abraira, Assistant Professor at Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience
Dr. David Salas-de la Cruz, Associate Professor of Chemistry,
Wednesday Oct 21, from 3-4:30 by Zoom
Hosted by Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Click here to register by Oct 14.

Regeneron Postdoc Program
Up to four years of formal postdoctoral training in a program co-Directed by award-winning and published educators, both of whom are working scientists at Regeneron devoted to training postdoctoral fellows
Exposure to the biotechnology industry’s most successful and innovative scientists
Weekly postdoctoral scientist meetings to foster scientific rigor, creative thinking, critical reasoning, and career advancement
A prestigious, well resourced, and highly driven industry environment
Encouragement of scholarly productivity such as publications and conference presentations
Opportunities to pursue your own cutting edge research ideas in almost any area of biomedicine, including human genetics
Applications accepted Oct 1 to Dec 1, start dates sometime during summer 2021.
Learn more at www.regeneron.com/scienceeducation_professional

September 2020

2020 SAPA Annual Conference - Unprecedented Challnes and Opportunities: Unique roles of pharma and biotech in the new ear
The three-day conference (Friday-Sunday Oct 2-4) will have 2 plenary sessions and 11 parallel sessions covering diverse topics. Registration is free for iJOBS trainees. Use complementary code CWRTKH to join for free (except the Sunday roadshow program). See attached flyer for detailed program.
Registration: https://sapaweb.org/event/sapa2020ac/
Plenary Session I: Celebrate Leadership and Innovation, Embrace Diversity, Foster Career
Plenary Session II: Promote Science, Advocate Compliance, Cooperation, and Service
Parallel Session A: CEO Forum
Parallel Session B: Precision Medicine in the Horizon of Drug Discovery and Development
Parallel Session C: Data-Driven, Informed Decisions
Parallel Session D: Career Skillset Development: Story Telling
Parallel Session E: Business Development Forum: Cross-Border Transactions During COVID-19
Parallel Session F: Breakthrough in New Drug Clinical Development and Review Process
Parallel Session G: Technical and Strategic Innovations in CMC Development
Parallel Session H: Toward COVID-19 Cure: Infectious Disease Drug and Vaccine Development

Building a Publishing Pipeline: Concrete Strategies for Increasing Your Writing Productivity
10am-12pm, October 16th, 2020:
As part of the INSPIRE Fall Orientation and Annual Retreat, we are hosting an NCFDD (National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity) virtual workshop facilitated by Dr. Erin Furtak, Full Professor, University of Colorado Boulder. This workshop will help you
Establish a sustainable daily writing practice
Experiment with a tracking system to analyze where to focus your writing and research efforts
Make a concrete action plan for moving several projects forward simultaneously
Clebrate the process of moving your work from one stage of the pipeline to the next.
Details and the registration link can be found in the attached flyer. To register, click here

Job as medical Writer at Wedgwood Communications
Wedgewood Communications is a leading, full-service medical communications and advertising agency with a focus on pharmaceutical and healthcare organizations. Grounded in science, inspired by technology, and independent in spirit, our unbiased dedication to examining the data behind clients’ brands results in strategies that exceed goals, increase productivity, and move market share. Whether it’s your brand or your career, if you’re looking for a place where the independent spirit is a way of life, we’d like to meet you!
Location: On-site position based in Holmdel, New Jersey
• Develop engaging scientific content for a range of promotional materials (manuscripts, websites, slide decks, visual aids) across print and digital platforms
• Interpret and translate clinical information into compelling content for various target audiences across multiple therapeutic areas
• Continually expand understanding of brand and competitive marketplace
• Ensure that deliverables are clinically accurate meet FDA rules and regulations
• Source supporting references and annotate all pieces in accordance with client requirements
Qualifications & Experience:
• BA/BS in a life science or healthcare discipline; advanced degree is a plus
• 3+ years of medical writing experience in a healthcare advertising agency
• Proven ability to multitask and manage competing priorities
• Capability to work independently as well as collaborate with cross-functional teams
• Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills
• Working knowledge and familiarity with AMA guidelines
To apply. submit resume to Stefanie Berman HR manager sberman@wedgecom.com 732-946-0400 x301

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

  • Individual will design and conduct experiments and perform biochemical and analytical laboratory procedures including protein chemistry, microscopy, rheometry, spectroscopy, electrophoresis, western blots, and moisture analysis.
  • Record data and observations in laboratory notebooks. Analyze experimental data, interpret results and prepare technical reports.
  • Individual will maintain laboratory equipment, reagents and supplies. Prepare stock solutions and reagents, including weight measurements and utilize a pH meter to prepare buffer solutions.
  • Must comply with safety and GLP guidelines including maintaining up to date training, following SOPs, maintaining equipment, and proper documentation of lab notebooks and logbooks.
  • Individual should be able to communicate effectively (both oral and written communication) with co-workers.
  • Qualified candidate must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Education and Experience
  • Candidates must have completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Bio/Biomedical Engineering, Materials/Biomaterial Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Medical Technology or a related technical field.
  • A minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 is preferred.
  • At least 2 years of previous laboratory experience is required. Lab experience in an industry setting is preferred.
  • Understanding of polymer chemistry and characterization methods is a plus.
  • Experience in working in cross functional teams is a plus
  • Candidate must be available to work full-time (40 hours/week)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in use and application of commonly used word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, and database software (statistical)
This position is located in Somerville, New Jersey, and must be able to provide their own transportation to this work location. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States and not require future sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H1-B status) now or in the future.

Job as In Vivo Research Associate, Pre-clinical Studies at Myeloid Therapeutics
Myeloid Therapeutics is an immuno-oncology company developing its propriety ATAKTM myeloid cell program to cure cancer. ATAKTM cells are autologous myeloid cells that have been engineered to unleash their power to cure cancer. Our science has demonstrated activity against hematological and solid tumor targets in preclinical models and is looking for a process development expert to join the company and build a team to enable the filing of an IND for the lead candidates, translating these findings to the clinic. We are seeking an energetic and committed Research Associate that will be responsible for supporting the team with a focus on in vivo pharmacology studies. S/he will participate in study activities including rodent handling, restraint, weighing, dosing, and sampling. This individual will join a dynamic, rapidly growing, and highly collaborative team that combines significant biologic drug discovery experience with pioneering discoveries driving a novel biological platform.
• Perform routine injections (sc, ip, iv and po) in mice, monitor animal health, collect blood samples, measure tumors, perform necropsies, and collect and record data
• Make observations, evaluate data, interpret results and document in a well maintained laboratory notebook and study reports in timely fashion
• Apply relevant scientific literature to the design of experimental protocols
• Present study results of experiments and findings in multidisciplinary team meetings
• Establish new animal models as needed, including pilot studies for model development, troubleshooting, and model characterization
• Understand and ensure compliance with IACUC protocols and EHS regulations
• In a matrix environment, collaborate with team members and coordinate assigned activities with other teams to ensure timely completion
• Focus on immune readouts (FACS, T cell activation assays, ELISA, histology)
• Follow and promote safety instructions and regulations
Requirements:
• B.Sc/MS degree in biology, or equivalent
• 1-2 years experience working in a vivarium. Industry experience is preferred.
• Proficiency in rodent handling, blood collection, tissue harvesting and processing of biological samples for ex vivo analysis is required
• Experience in flow cytometry, microscopy imaging and/or histopathological techniques is a plus
• Outstanding sense of urgency, interpersonal skills and established collaborative working habits in a dynamic matrixed environment is required
• Rigorous with strong problem-solving and analytical skills is required
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and time management is required
If you are interested, kindly email a copy of your CV/resume to Rutgers alum Chetan Rane crane@myeloidtx.com

Part Time Paid Internship in Clinical and Translational Science
The NJ ACTS Workforce Development Core is offering six part-time, paid internships to students (undergraduate, graduate and professional), postdocs and fellows. Please see the attached document for a description of each of the six opportunities. Participating in one of these internships would be a great opportunity to build your resume in clinical and translational sciences. All of the internships can be performed remotely.
Applications are due October 1st. Internships are 8 weeks each.
The application comprises: the application form found at the Application Portal (https://form.jotform.com/202595193257966.), a CV, a personal statement, two references and a unofficial transcript.
Applicants are asked to indicate their first and second choices of internship projects. See attached flyer for details.
If you have questions, please contact: Yasheca Ebanks, NJ ACTS Project Manager at yebanks@shp.rutgers.edu.

Insight Fellows Program - Upcoming Webinars: Transitioning to Careers in Data and Tech
Interested in a career in data science, engineering, machine learning, or other tech roles? Insight Fellows Program is hosting a series of webinars to help you learn more about the landscape, the kinds of careers that are available, and guidance to help you make the transition. Sign up for one or more of these webinars below!
Webinar 1: Careers in Distributed Computing
Join to discuss the rapid growth and demand for engineers in DevOps and Blockchain. We will chat about tips and next steps for transitioning into the industries. All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome! Date: Wednesday, October 7th Time: 6pm ET Sign Up Now
Webinar 2: Transitioning from Academia to Industry
This session will cover the current state of the data science landscape, what kinds of careers are available, and how to leverage your experience in academia to help bridge the gap to industry. Date: Wednesday, October 7th Time: 8pm ET Sign Up Now
Webinar 3: Careers in Data Science
Scientists from diverse fields, including physics, ecology, engineering, neuroscience, math, sociology, geosciences, statistics, computer science, and more, are playing key roles in transforming the way companies and public institutions work with data to impact our daily lives. Join this session for a high-level overview of the data science industry, how each field gives Fellows their own unique edge in the DS job market, and discussion of the Insight Fellows Program. Date: Thursday, October 8th Time: 2pm ET Sign Up Now
Webinar 4: Careers in Data Engineering
What exactly is data engineering, and how can I leverage my software engineering background to get into the world of Big Data? In this session, we’ll discuss whether this rapidly growing field suits your skills and career goals and how Insight's Data Engineering Fellowship Program can help you make the transition. Date: Thursday, October 8th Time: 7pm ET Sign Up Now
Webinar 5: Transitioning to a Career in Artificial Intelligence
Join this session for an overview of the artificial intelligence landscape, as well as advice on transitioning into roles in AI. This session is designed for beginners interested in transitioning into deep learning and machine learning engineering roles. Date: Thursday, October 15th Time: 5pm ET Sign Up Now
Interested in attending, but can’t make the time? Sign up to receive information about future sessions: https://notify.insightdatascience.com/notify
Interested in learning more about Insight and our programs? Visit: https://www.insightfellows.com Kyree Childress Admissions Coordinator | INSIGHT kyree@insightdatascience.com

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

September 2020

Congratulations to iJOBS Phase 2 trainee Eric Himelman who got a job as a Scientist at Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical.

Science Policy and Advocacy at Rutgers
Graduate students interested in science policy and communication, please join Science Policy and Advocacy at Rutgers (SPAR) for our first general interest meeting of the year, taking place on Zoom September 23 from 5:30-6:30 PM. Find more event details see attached flyer and click here.
Learn about how you can get involved with our graduate student group in the first half hour. Then we will discuss the form and function of a policy memo re: the establishment of state-level science policy fellowships. Let's learn together about this style of writing that is critical to the policy-making process!
Additionally, please tune in for events being hosted by our partner organizations, such as the "Vote Out" being hosted by Princeton's Black Graduate Caucus and Queer Graduate Caucus as well as the "Black Activism Student-Led Panel" being hosted at the Rutgers School of Public Health. See attached flyer for details.

TechAdvance Award
TechAdvance is a way for students, postdocs and faculty to learn about tech transfer if they have an idea of product they want to commercialize. They now requires our prospective applicants to register, attend our Innovation & Commercialization 101 Bootcamp and thereby submit a certificate of participation as a part of the application process. This bootcamp aims to provide not only basic information and education to Rutgers PI’s about technology commercialization but also allows the applicants and their team members to ask questions to the presenters at their respective sections. Attending the bootcamp is required for all new applicants as well as applicants who are in the review process/granted awards but not completed this requirement. A certificate of participation will be provided to every attendee after the event. Details of the program and registration information is as follows:
Schedule: Fri, October 23, 2020 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
To register for the bootcamp, click here. For more information, contact EZ Pires eusebio.pires@rutgers.edu

Fellowship in Regenerative Medicine opportunity at the US Food and Drug Administration
The Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies (OTAT) in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the US Food and Drug Administration has launched a Fellowship in Regenerative Medicine (RM) targeting recent PhD graduates. Please see the attached flyer for details and distribution to interested parties. Additional information may be found at the following sites: OTAT Multi-Center Regenerative Medicine Fellowship
Project descriptions
This fellowship aims to enhance FDA’s ability to regulate regenerative medicine (RM) products and support the development of highly trained scientists and engineers with unique multi-center experience. In connection with a Preceptor(s), each fellow will develop a non-laboratory based regulatory science project to address critical regulatory science priorities and enhance the science that supports regulatory decision-making at FDA. Fellows will gain “hands-on” experience in the scientific and regulatory premarket review of devices, cell therapy, gene therapy, and tissue-engineered products. Projects are intended to enhance the clinical development of RM products. The application deadline is September 30, 2020. See attached flyer.

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September 2020

Job as QC Analytical Associate (Flow Cytometry)
Location: Allendale, NJ
Compensation: $50,000+Benefits
Click here to apply
Company Overview:
Hitachi Chemical Advanced Therapeutics Solutions, LLC (HCATS) is an industry leader in contract development and manufacturing of cell therapy products. HCATS works with its clients to overcome the fundamental challenges of cell therapy manufacturing by providing a wide range of innovative services including product and process development, full scale cGMP/GLP manufacturing, engineering and automation, cell and tissue processing, logistics, storage and distribution, as well as expert consulting and regulatory support.
The Role:
The Quality Control Analytical Associate serves as a support role to clinical and commercial production. The QC Analytical Associate will assist with process check point, stability, and release analytical testing to ensure that quality standards are upheld for all products produced at the facility.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Manager, QC Analytical, responsibilities of the QC Analytical Associate will include but are not limited to:
• Performs accurate execution of all HCATS and/or client test methods and procedures of cellular products to ensure the safety and/or efficacy of different cell populations
• Performs maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting of pertinent equipment
• Performs and assists in the training of other Quality Control Analytical Associates
• Maintains training records and coordinates records retention with Document Control and Training groups
• Tests, documents, and reports results for products or materials following HCATS and/or client procedures following CGMP and/or GTP guidelines
• Performs state proficiency testing and/or client proficiency testing under direct supervision as applicable
• Participates in managing QC materials and supplies
• Performs and assists in equipment and method qualification/validation activities as needed
• Performs reagent and media preparation
• Provides input based on level of knowledge and experience with troubleshooting malfunctioning equipment
• Leads investigations for out-of-specification, out-of-trend, aberrant, and/or non-conforming test results
• Determines root causes and implements intelligent corrective and preventive actions (CAPAs) and monitors CAPA effectiveness
• Initiates, investigates, and prepares deviation reports with input from assigned supervisor
• Brainstorms and implements corrective and preventive actions, as and when applicable
• Documents training and execution of shipping test samples to contract laboratories for testing
• Completes all documentation according to written Standard Operating Procedures in accordance to Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Good Documentation Practices (GDP)
• Ensures timely issuance, review, and approval of Certificate of Analysis, alongside timely closures of batch records, deviations, and CAPA
• Initiates, assesses, approves, tracks, and trends deviations, Change Controls and CAPAs
• Communicates effectively with other co-workers, departments, management and clients
• Eventually serves as a lead and/or co-lead for client projects
• Manages and drives resolution of quality issues with clients, collaborators, and internal personnel
• Makes informed and independent decisions on complex issues in collaboration with key stakeholders and alignment with PCT/HCATS policies.
• Manages completion of document changes and maintains the internal QC change control system
• Applies expertise of compliance requirements and therefore maintains an inspection-ready state laboratory
• Participates as subject matter expert during audits/inspections
• Works with internal departments and outside vendors, collaborators, and partners effectively for meeting projects timelines and commitments
• Additional tasks as assigned
Competencies/Candidate Profile
• Proficient with computer software such as
• Microsoft Office
• Visio
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Strong presentational skills preferred
• Candidate must be detail oriented, can multi-task, work in a team environment, and have the flexibility to adapt to company growth as well as its evolving responsibilities
Qualifications
• BA/BS in a science or relevant field required
• MS is preferred
• Prior cGMP experience required
• Prior QC laboratory, clinical laboratory, microbiology, hematology, blood banking, or immunology experience in a CGMP/GTP environment
• Prior industrial experience in cell count methodologies preferred
• Prior academic and/or industrial cell therapeutic experience preferred
• Prefer experience 3-6 years of experience in Quality Control laboratory setting or within the biopharmaceutical industry
Working Environment
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to infectious diseases transmittable through human blood, tissues, or bodily fluids and are expected to utilize universal precautions with all human specimens.
• Other exposures may include gases (nitrogen), or corrosive chemicals (Clorox, potassium hydroxide), or exposure to liquid nitrogen. The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy. Must have the ability to work in a team-oriented environment and with clients
• Must be able to work during the weekend, holidays, and as required by the company
• Must be able to handle the standard/moderate noise of the manufacturing facility
Physical Requirements
• The QC Analytical Associate III must be able to work in a laboratory environment for an extended period.
• Must be physically capable to stand; walk; sit; bend; stretch; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear
Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Click here to apply for this position or conact Ashish Upadhyay Reflik Account Manager Phone: 855-573-3545, ext. 218 Email: aupadhyay@reflik.com

Job as QC Analytical Associate (Flow Cytometry)
Location: Allendale, NJ
Compensation: $50,000+Benefits
Click here to apply
Company Overview:
Hitachi Chemical Advanced Therapeutics Solutions, LLC (HCATS) is an industry leader in contract development and manufacturing of cell therapy products. HCATS works with its clients to overcome the fundamental challenges of cell therapy manufacturing by providing a wide range of innovative services including product and process development, full scale cGMP/GLP manufacturing, engineering and automation, cell and tissue processing, logistics, storage and distribution, as well as expert consulting and regulatory support.
Job purpose
The Quality Control Microbiology Associate serves as a support role to clinical and commercial production at the Allendale, NJ facility. The QC (Environmental Monitoring) Associate will provide environmental monitoring data to ensure that quality standards are upheld for all products produced at the facility.
Duties and responsibilities
Our mission is to provide our clients with high quality, scalable, innovative, reliable, and cost-efficient manufacturing platforms, and services to advance commercialization of cellular therapies. We are in the business of developing innovative service products for cell therapy manufacture; selling these to senior leaders in charge of development programs in collaboration with their subject matter experts; and delivering these service products for the development and execution of cell-based therapy manufacturing directly to clinical and commercial development teams around the world.
Under the direction of the Manager, QC Microbiology, responsibilities of the QC Microbiology Associate I/II will include but are not limited to:
• Environmental monitoring in controlled environments: o Non-viable particulate monitoring using Met One and Climate equipment
o Active viable air monitoring using SAS equipment
o Personnel monitoring
o Surface sampling
o Passive air monitoring
• Equipment monitoring:
o Ensure equipment is in proper working conditions
o Ensure all equipment is properly maintained/calibrated
o Program equipment with proper workflows
• Shipping of test samples and equipment to contract laboratories for testing
• Documentation according to written Standard Operating Procedures in accordance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Good Documentation Practices (GDP).
• Assist with routine laboratory testing
o Plate reads and incubations
o Growth Promotion
o Microbial Identifications
• Writing/conducting investigations pertaining to environmental monitoring and testing
• Assist in the creation/revision to Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions, Forms, and Protocols
Qualifications
• BA/BS in a science or relevant field required
• Biotechnology Certificate and/or cGMP experience
• Candidate must be familiar with ISO and EU classified environments
• Employment as a QC Microbiology Associate I/II is contingent on the ability to obtain a qualified gowning status
• Preferred experience around 1 year of experience in environmental monitoring within the bio-pharmaceutical industry
• Proficient with computer software such as o Microsoft Office
o MODA
o Visio
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Candidate must be detail oriented, can multi-task, work in a team environment, and have the flexibility to adapt to company growth as well as its evolving responsibilities
Click here to apply for this position or conact Ashish Upadhyay Reflik Account Manager Phone: 855-573-3545, ext. 218 Email: aupadhyay@reflik.com

Find Funding Fast! Overview of the PIVOT Software Tool
How PIVOT software can help automate your search for funding!
Sponsored by I-Corps@Rutgers
Date/Time: Wednesday, Sept 16th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Guest Speaker and PIVOT Trainer, Tanya Volkert from Office of Research & Economic Development will give an overview on how to use the PIVOT software toolto:
Set up and activate your own PIVOT account
Keep up-to-date with the latest funding opportunities relevant to your research topic area
Automate customized searches for grants
Get new funding opportunities sent directly to your inbox
By the end of the Overview, you should be familiar enough with PIVOT to run your own funding searches, customize it to your needs, and know where to go for help.
Register today to attend our short info session and Q&A. Please share with a friend or colleague who is also looking for funding from Federal Agencies, Non-Profits, Foundations, Corporate grants, etc!
Sept 16th, (3pm) Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/find-funding-fast-how-pivot-software-can-automate-your-funding-searches-tickets-119545871921
To learn more about Rutgers I-Corps or to apply, visit: icorps.rutgers.edu

Rutgers I-Corps Site Program: Virtual Info Session
Driving Innovation through Customer Discovery
Session1: Thursday, September 10th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Session2: Tuesday, September 22nd, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The I-Corps@Rutgers Program is an immersive learning experience developed by the National Science Foundation for researchers, faculty, students, staff, and others to determine if there is a potential market for the innovation they are currently working on. Through the experiential I-Corps@Rutgersprocess, participants develop skills, learn business concepts, get advice, become part of our I-Corps alumni network, and receive a small NSF grant (reimbursement for approved expenses).
The 5-week virtual program (Cohort 9) starts in mid-October. Register today to attend our short info session and Q&A at your preferred time:
1) Sept 10th, (3pm) Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rutgers-i-corps-virtual-info-session-sept-10-tickets-118961688613
2) Sept 22nd (12noon) Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rutgers-i-corps-virtual-info-session-sept-22-12noon-tickets-119252855501
To learn more about Rutgers I-Corps or to apply, visit: icorps.rutgers.edu

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August 2020

Congratulations to iJOBS Phase 2 participants Kai-Ti Chang who has a job as a Senior Scientist in Euprotein in North Brunswick



Management Consulting Project Opportunities in the Life Sciences at The Solution Lab
The Solution Lab is an educational nonprot 501(c)(3) that provides training and leadership experiences to the next generation of healthcare and life science professionals. Through our flagship program, we have completed projects for top ten pharma rms,biotech and health tech startups, nonprots, and financial services rms. We are growing alongside our clients and recruiting creative, motivated, and articulate volunteers to tackle issues in the life sciences and healthcare industries in New York City. Our exceptional volunteers enable us to turn science into solutions. The following are qualities of ideal candidates:
• Pursuing or completed advanced degree (e.g., MD, PhD, MBA, MPH, PharmD, etc.)
• Background in healthcare, life sciences, and/or business
• Willing to commit at least 12 hours/week for 10-12 weeks
• Able to attend virtual meetings 2x/week
Submit a one-page resume with bullet-pointed cover letter to: recruiting@thesolutionlab.org See attached flyer for details.

Job as Senior Scientist Immune Profiling at BMS, Lawrenceville, NJ
We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist to join our late clinical development team in the Translational Medicine group. The position will involve the development, validation, and execution of high dimensional flow cytometry panels for deep immune phenotyping of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes as well as peripheral immune cells. In addition, the candidate will be involved in developing complex in vitro/ex vivo immune & tumor cell culture systems to investigate the mechanism of action of our late stage clinical assets in the immuno oncology space.

Qualification/Essential skills:

  • PhD with 0-2 years of experience or BS/MS with 3-5 years of experience in immunology, cell biology, tumor biology or related field
  • Knowledge of human immune and tumor biology, with a focus on interactions between tumor and immune cells in the tumor microenvironment
  • Technical expert in high dimensional flow cytometry, including demonstrated by ability to independently design, validate, execute and analyze novel (12+ colors) panels for deep longitudinal immune profiling
  • Detailed understanding of cytometers/software on the market
  • Strong ability to analyze and integrate complex data sets and present conclusions to translational research team
  • Hands-on-experience isolating and culturing primary human immune cells, including processing of tumor samples to enrich for tumor infiltrating cells; willingness to work with human derived samples and potentially biohazardous/infectious material
  • Flexibility to taking on a role in a diverse multifunctional research team, prior experience as part of multidisciplinary team in an academic or industrial environment is a plus
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
This 12+ month position starts ASAP.
Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Karen: karen@alphaconsulting.com
ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT #20-01364
W2 ONLYMUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE

Novartis Hackathon for Graduate Students
Novartis is sponsoring an oncology hackathon to bring together graduate students in data science and computer science (and life science students with an interest in technology) to solve a complex public health challenge. The program will kick off on September 28th and run for 3 weeks with teams of 3-5 students focused on designing a technical solution to solve challenges faced by oncology patients and providers. In addition to interacting with industry professionals, Novartis will consider participants for student internships and potentially for permanent positions after graduation! Please see the attached flyer for additional information about the hackathon. If you know of any students who may be interested in this opportunity, please let us know, or contact Pavita Howe, Director of Entrepreneurship Partnerships at pavita.howe@rutgers.edu.

Positions in NJ on BioNJ Jobs Board
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Career options list
For a helpful list of many of the jobs that are possible career paths for PhD level biomedical scientists, click here.

August 2020

Read the blog by Natalie Losada about the Regeneron Science to Medicine Virtual Forum. The iJOBS blog is a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples and gain experience.

Internship for grad students and postdocs in Tech Transfer at Rutgers
Rutgers postdoctoral trainees and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in Intellectual Property Law, Business Development, and/or Academic Technology Transfer are invited to apply to the internship program. Rutgers students pursuing Master’s degree in business who are interested in gaining hands-on experiences in marketing and business development are also encouraged to apply to the internship program.

What is required:

· Minimum of 2 semesters commitment to the program
· Ability to dedicate 5-10 hours/week -- 2-3 hours for attending lectures or meeting with ORC staff remotely, and additional 3-7 hours to be spent carrying out projects
· Approval from your PI or Advisor (signature required below)

Elements of the Program: The program will start on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 3pm. It will begin with several lecture-style sessions on Intellectual Property Law, Contracts/Agreements relevant for academic Tech Transfer, Technical Writing, Marketing and Licensing. After each session, assignments will be given. Participants will be expected to reach a certain level of expertise to carry out basic invention evaluation and marketing independently with minor supervision.

What you will learn: You will be exposed to the exciting world of Intellectual Property; you will learn the necessary steps that are needed in order to effectively protect and commercialize the results of scientific research. You will learn how to evaluate an Invention Disclosure, prepare Non-Confidential Summaries, and identify and reach out to prospective licensees. You will learn about negotiation of the business terms of various agreements that govern Technology Transfer in an academic institution.

In order to be considered for the program, please fill out the information below 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 13, 2020. Applications will be reviewed and interviews may be conducted as needed. See attached application.

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

August 2020

Innovation and Commercialization Bootcamp
TechAdvance is co-organizing with ROI-WORC and I-Corps an ‘Innovation and Commercialization Bootcamp 101’ on 17th August 2020 (1-5 pm) that will provide interested innovators tools and resources to all stages and steps towards Commercialization. Interested faculty and staff, students, postdocs are encouraged to attend this meeting (see attachment). Participants can register by clicking here.
Investigators that intend to apply to the TechAdvance funds are required to attend this workshop as a requirement.

Job as Document Management Lead at AstraZeneca in Gaithersberg, MD
The GTO Analytical team is looking for a highly motivated individual to lead document management across the internal and external organization. Responsibilities would include document management in internal systems, management of quality records for document revision and communication to external contractors regarding document revisions originating either from within the Client or from external contractors.

  • Document revision management and timely delivery of document revisions.
  • Ownership of quality records relating to document revision.
  • Maintaining document status with external contractors.
  • Document lifecycle management.
  • Excellent written (for exceptional business communications as well as editing/proofreading) and oral presentation skills.
  • Proficient in all applications of MS Office (strong emphasis on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Process-driven, to perform daily tasks, with the dual capability of being flexible to perform in an evolving environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to deliver quality results.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team atmosphere.
  • Project management and experience managing changes under a quality system are a plus.
This 6 months initially with the possibility of extension position starts ASAP.

Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Purvi: purvi@alphaconsulting.com

ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT #20-01135 MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE

Graduate Student Industry Internships Panel
I would like to invite you to an exciting virtual event that showcases the value of PhD student industry internships, on Monday August 24, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Three PhD candidates, Ryan Crichton (Chemistry, J. Zhang), Krystal House (Chemistry/MSE, D. O’Carroll) and Changxi Wang (ISE, E. Elsayed) currently interning with Colgate Palmolive will present on their work and experience as part of the PhD Experiential Learning Opportunity Program. Changxi, Krystal and Ryan are doing so well in their internships that they are being given the opportunity to present to Dr. Pat Verduin, Colgate Palmolive Chief Technology Officer. This will be Rutgers’ opportunity to hear directly from these PhD candidates and their Colgate managers.
We hope that by hearing from these students will be motivating to you in considering such opportunities as they present themselves. I think you would agree that these opportunities can be a real draw for graduate student recruits to Rutgers PhD programs. I hope you will make time to join us on Monday August 24, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, at this Zoom link.
The agenda for the event will be as follows:

  • Introduction of speakers and hosts
  • Ryan Crichton and manager, Jun Wang –Packaging
  • Krystal House and manager, Shiyou Xu – Advanced Analysis
  • Changxi Want and manager, Kli Pappas – Predictive Innovation
  • ELO learnings for future years, Cherise Kent (Associate Dean, SAS)
  • Comments from Colgate Palmolive, Dr. Long Pan (Rutgers-Colgate Alliance co-lead)
  • Comments and closing remarks by Rutgers-Colgate Alliance co-leads, Long Pan (CP) and Sasha Patera (Rutgers)
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August 2020

Postdoc for Cell Line Development, Bristo Myers Squibb New Brunswick, NJ

  • The postdoctoral position is a research position in an industrial setting with the Client opportunity to collaborate across multiple disciplines that is afforded by a large biopharmaceutical company such as our genomics, analytical and process development groups.
  • You will be encouraged to present and publish your findings. With a commitment to continuous improvement, a Postdoctoral position in the Molecular Biology and Analytics is open to work on understanding and developing new technology for commercial cell line development (CLD).
  • The areas available for research include improved cell line expression and screens, reduced development time, and understanding the performance capabilities of our base CHO cell substrate.
  • The appointment is for two years providing appropriate progress occurs in the first year. The fellow will design and lead the scientific strategy.
  • Interested candidates who will have their PhD before the start of this postdoctoral fellowship should submit a research proposal related to this opportunity that is a maximum of 2 pages, clarity and brevity are prized, along with their resume.
  • Needed to continue improving targeted integration technology for cell line development to further shorten time to FIH and improve cell line performance.
  • It is anticipated a strong molecular and/or cellular background is needed for success although other backgrounds will be considered depending on your research proposal.
Responsibilities:
  • Maintain and work in a safe environment.
  • Develop, lead and carry out research strategy to improve Cell Line Development technology or its understanding.
  • Work collaboratively within Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and with external parties.
  • Present and publish data at internal and public forums.
  • Maintain proper documentation of all research.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.
Required Skills:
  • PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related discipline, or if aligned with your research proposal.
  • Scientific excellence, creative problem solving skills, effective oral and written communication capabilities.
  • Position Handles Hazardous Materials.
  • Position is renewed every 6 months and is expected to last 2 years.
This 6+ month position starts ASAP.
Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Briana: briana@alphaconsulting.com
ALPHA’S REQUIREMENT #20-01246. MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE

Positions at Oak Ridge Institute For Science and Education
GPS and Data Analyst Internship
Combat Capabilities Development Command | Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD | STIPEND PROVIDED
Molecular Biology/Bioinformatics Public Health Fellow
U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine | Dayton, OH | STIPEND PROVIDED

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Antibacterial Drug Discovery
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research | Silver Spring, MD | STIPEND PROVIDED
Postdoctoral fellowship in Malaria Drug Discovery
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research | Silver Spring, MD | STIPEND PROVIDED
Statistician/Data Scientist Fellowship
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research | San Antonio, TX | STIPEND PROVIDED
Toxicology Researcher
U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command | Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD |STIPEND PROVIDED

Project Management for Scientists
Monday, August 17, 3 - 6 PM
Wednesday, August 19, 3 - 6 PM
Friday, August 21, 12 - 3 PM (note earlier time)
Each day’s session is approximately 3 hours and has a break. Must attend all sessions.
Project management is essentially the art and science of meeting your objectives on time and on budget. Project management experience is highly valued in professional organizations, and believe it or not, you probably use many of those same skills as you design, execute, troubleshoot and complete your experiments.
There’s a whole language for project management and in this program we’ll teach you that language, how it relates to the kinds of activities and skills you do every day, and how to describe your experiences and successes using that language. To register, click here.

Machine Learning with Python: An Introduction
Wed Sept 16 from 12-4pm
The New Jersey Alliance for Clinical & Translational Sciences Workforce Development Core at Rutgers University is offering a workshop opportunity for all to gain hands-on experience while practicing with real-life Machine Learning examples all to see how it affects society in ways that you may have not guessed! See attached flyer for more details. To register, click here.

July 2020

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

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

July 2020

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Biology Related Jobs in NJ
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July 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 2020

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

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

June 2020

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

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

Postdoctoral for Cell Line Development, New Brunswick, NJ

  • The postdoctoral position is a research position in an industrial setting with the Client opportunity to collaborate across multiple disciplines that is afforded by a large biopharmaceutical company such as our genomics, analytical and process development groups.
  • You will be encouraged to present and publish your findings. With a commitment to continuous improvement, a Postdoctoral position in the Molecular Biology and Analytics is open to work on understanding and developing new technology for commercial cell line development (CLD).
  • The areas available for research include improved cell line expression and screens, reduced development time, and understanding the performance capabilities of our base CHO cell substrate.
  • The appointment is for two years providing appropriate progress occurs in the first year. The fellow will design and lead the scientific strategy.
  • Interested candidates who will have their PhD before the start of this postdoctoral fellowship should submit a research proposal related to this opportunity that is a maximum of 2 pages, clarity and brevity are prized, along with their resume.
  • Needed to continue improving targeted integration technology for cell line development to further shorten time to FIH and improve cell line performance.
  • It is anticipated a strong molecular and/or cellular background is needed for success although other backgrounds will be considered depending on your research proposal.
Responsibilities:
  • Maintain and work in a safe environment.
  • Develop, lead and carry out research strategy to improve Cell Line Development technology or its understanding.
  • Work collaboratively within Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and with external parties.
  • Present and publish data at internal and public forums.
  • Maintain proper documentation of all research.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.
Required Skills:
  • PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related discipline, or if aligned with your research proposal.
  • Scientific excellence, creative problem solving skills, effective oral and written communication capabilities.
  • Position Handles Hazardous Materials.
  • Position is renewed every 6 months and is expected to last 2 years.
This 6+ month position starts ASAP.
Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Karen: karen@alphaconsulting.com
ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT #20-00929 W2 ONLY MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE

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

June 2020

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

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

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

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

STANFORD MOLECULAR IMAGING SCHOLARS (SMIS) PROGRAM
Program Director: Craig Levin, PhD
The Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars (SMIS) program is an integrated, three-year cross-disciplinary postdoctoral training program at Stanford University that brings together 33 faculty mentors from 14 departments in the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Humanities and Sciences. Molecular imaging, the non-invasive monitoring of specific molecular and biochemical processes in living organisms, continues to expand its applications in the detection and management of cancer. SMIS faculty mentors provide a diverse training environment spanning biology, physics, mathematics, biocomputation/biomedical informatics, engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, cancer biology, immunology, and medical sciences. The centerpiece of the SMIS program is the opportunity for trainees (PhD or MD with an emphasis on PhD) to conduct innovative molecular imaging research that is co-mentored by faculty in complementary disciplines. SMIS trainees also engage in specialized coursework, seminars, national conferences, clinical rounds, including ethics training and the responsible conduct of research. The three-year program culminates with the preparation and review of a mock NIH grant proposal, in support of trainee transition to an independent career in cancer molecular imaging.
1. Candidate must have an MD or PhD degree
2. Candidate must be a US citizen, or a non-citizen national, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Card (1-151 or 1-551) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident.
Application Deadline: July 1, 2020 APPLY HERE

June 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 2020

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

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

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

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

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

May 2020

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



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

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

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

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

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

May 2020

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

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist with a major pharmaceutical company located in New Brunswick, NJ
"This role is currently work-from-home and will move to the office environment after the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.”
The postdoctoral position is a research position in an industrial setting with the opportunity to collaborate across multiple disciplines that is afforded by a large biopharmaceutical company such as our genomics, analytical and process development groups. You will be encouraged to present and publish your findings.
With a commitment to continuous improvement, a Postdoctoral position in the Molecular Biology and Analytics is open to work on understanding and developing new technology for commercial cell line development (CLD). The areas available for research include improved cell line expression and screens, reduced development time, and understanding the performance capabilities of our base CHO cell substrate. The appointment is for two years providing appropriate progress occurs in the first year. The fellow will design and lead the scientific strategy. Interested candidates who will have their PhD before the start of this postdoctoral fellowship should submit a research proposal related to this opportunity that is a maximum of 2 pages, clarity and brevity are prized, along with their resume. It is anticipated a strong molecular and/or cellular background is needed for success although other backgrounds will be considered depending on your research proposal.
Responsibilities
Maintain and work in a safe environment.
Develop, lead and carry out research strategy to improve CLD technology or its understanding.
Work collaboratively within *** Company and with external parties.
Present and publish data at internal and public forums
Maintain proper documentation of all research
Additional responsibilities as assigned.
Requirements
PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related discipline, or if aligned with your research proposal.
Scientific excellence, creative problem solving skills, effective oral and written communication capabilities
Position Handles Hazardous Materials
This is a W2 contract. Please call to discuss the hourly payrate.
If you are qualified and interested in pursuing this opportunity, please call me at (212) 488-5440 ASAP. You may also send me an e-mail, if you do respond via e-mail please include a daytime phone number so I can reach you. In considering candidates, time is of the essence, so please respond ASAP. Swetha Pilla, Recruiter, Axelon Services Corporation Phone: (212) 488-5440 swetha.pilla@axelon.com.

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

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

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

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

May 2020





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

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

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



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

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

See attached for more information.

May 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 2020

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

  • The postdoctoral position is a research position in an industrial setting with the Client opportunity to collaborate across multiple disciplines that is afforded by a large biopharmaceutical company such as our genomics, analytical and process development groups.
  • You will be encouraged to present and publish your findings. With a commitment to continuous improvement, a Postdoctoral position in the Molecular Biology and Analytics is open to work on understanding and developing new technology for commercial cell line development (CLD).
  • The areas available for research include improved cell line expression and screens, reduced development time, and understanding the performance capabilities of our base CHO cell substrate.
  • The appointment is for two years providing appropriate progress occurs in the first year. The fellow will design and lead the scientific strategy.
  • Interested candidates who will have their PhD before the start of this postdoctoral fellowship should submit a research proposal related to this opportunity that is a maximum of 2 pages, clarity and brevity are prized, along with their resume.
  • Needed to continue improving targeted integration technology for cell line development to further shorten time to FIH and improve cell line performance.
  • It is anticipated a strong molecular and/or cellular background is needed for success although other backgrounds will be considered depending on your research proposal.
Responsibilities:
  • Maintain and work in a safe environment
  • Develop, lead and carry out research strategy to improve Cell Line Development technology or its understanding
  • Work collaboratively within Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and with external parties.
  • Present and publish data at internal and public forums.
  • Maintain proper documentation of all research.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.
Required Skills:
  • PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related discipline, or if aligned with your research proposal.
  • Scientific excellence, creative problem solving skills, effective oral and written communication capabilities.
  • Position Handles Hazardous Materials.
This 6+ month position starts ASAP. Position is renewed every 6 months and is expected to last 2 years.
Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Karen: karen@alphaconsulting.com
ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT #20-00701 W2 ONLY MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE.

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

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

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

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

April 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Available Programs
- Data Science*
- Health Data Science*
*Please note that our programs are open to all degree levels, except our Data Science and Health programs, which have a PhD requirement.

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 2020

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

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

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

April 2020

Applications for Phase 2 of iJOBS are now open
Brief description of Phase 2: The career panels, site visits and workshops that constitute Phase 1 will continue next Fall and we hope you will participate in them actively. If you are also interested in getting more involved in iJOBS to pursue shadowing and coursework in your area of interest, we have opened Phase 2 applications for grad students, postdocs, and alumni of Rutgers, Princeton, Stevens, Rowan and NJIT. Phase 2 applications require at least 12 hours of Phase 1 activities, a personal statement, permission from your PI, and a letter of recommendation from your PI or another faculty member. Grad students must be in good academic standing and have completed the proposition qualifier by Fall 2020 to apply. Postdocs and alumni may apply at any stage
Applications are due by May 4 and admissions decisions will be made by June 5. Phase 2 for 2020 will start in September although with the caveat that course selection may be limited to what is available tuition-free and shadowing will be dependent on the operating status of various companies and Rutgers in the Fall. Please see the attached application, FAQ.

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

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

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

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

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

March 2020

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

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

The Data Incubator's Summer 2020 Data Science Fellowship application is open
Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.
Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Application process, click here.
Locations: You can attend our program in:
* New York City
* San Francisco Bay Area
* Washington, DC.
* Online
Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast by clicking here.

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

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

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

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

March 2020

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read a post by Samantha Avina about the Eagleton Institute event on the Regulation of Gene Editing.

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

Insight Data Science Fellows Program
The Insight Fellows Programs are fellowships for graduating students looking to transition to thriving careers as data scientists, engineers, and other cutting-edge professionals. - The program is sponsored by top companies, with scholarships available for cost of living - Receive guidance throughout the entire process to meet, interview, and join top companies - Launch a cutting-edge career where the average starting salary is $127K - Join Insight from a wide range of backgrounds & education levels - Join a community of 3,000 alumni that support each other throughout their careers Insight alumni are now working at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Github, Slack, 23andMe, Twitter, Bloomberg, NBC, Pinterest, Microsoft, Wayfair and 700+ other top companies. We’re now accepting applications from graduating students (must have completed all coursework by May 26th in order to participate full time) for our summer sessions. Click here to learn more and apply by March 16.

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

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

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

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

February 2020

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read a post by Xuyuan Kuang about the SciPhD Leadership and Business Skills for Scientists workshop by clicking here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

February 2020

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read a post by Maria Ibrahim about the SciPhD Leadership and Business Skills for Scientists workshop by clicking here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MD Anderson Cancer Center’s TRIUMPH Translational Postdoctoral Fellowship
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is currently accepting applications for the CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Cancer Research. This three-year fellowship provides basic, translational, and clinical training and aims to further develop talented PhD or MD/PhDs into successful clinical/translational research scientists. Applications are reviewed quarterly with the next cycle due dates of March 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020. Additional information regarding eligibility, application process, and current trainees and program alumni profiles are found at here. Please contact Dr. Kari Brewer Savannah, Program Manager, with any questions at ksavannah@mdanderson.org.

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

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

February 2020

Job Description for Biochemist/Chemist Temp Position in Biosurgery R&D
Biosurgery platform in The Ethicon Franchise, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an R&D position located in Somerville, New Jersey. From creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures, Ethicon has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 60 years. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment to help address the world’s most pressing health care issues, and improve and save more lives. Through Ethicon’s surgical technologies and solutions including sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats and our commitment to treating serious medical conditions like obesity and cancer worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact. Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer. A Temp position is available within Biosurgery R&D which includes some or all of the following responsibilities:The Temp will conduct and support research efforts in the field of Hemostats and Sealants. This individual will work with R & D scientists and engineers to assist in preparation and testing of various concepts. This position is located in Somerville, New Jersey, and must be able to provide their own transportation to this work location. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States and not require future sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H1-B status) now or in the future.

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

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

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

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

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

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February 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Editorial openings at Wiley Publishers

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

February 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

January 2020

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

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leadership of Graduate Student Career Advising and Programming - 60%

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

BioNJ Career Search Portal

  • Access to leading life sciences companies looking for talent in New Jersey
  • An advanced search engine with intuitive job matching. Click here to look for jobs.
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  • Available internship & fellowship opportunities
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January 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

January 2020

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

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

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

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

December 2019

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

CASE Workshop; Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering
AAAS has announced an opportunity for us to send four Rutgers graduate students to participate in the annual CASE Workshop: Catalizing Advocacy for Science and Engineering (Washington DC, March 29 - April 1, 2019). The workshop serves to introduce graduate students to science policy and advocacy. Full-time students, including international students, from the following fields are eligible: biological, physical, or earth sciences; computational sciences and mathematics; engineering disciplines; medical and health sciences; and social and behavioral sciences. The School of Graduate Studies will cover registration and approved travel costs for the selected participants.
This is an interesting opportunity to learn about science policy, communication, advocacy and engagement. For additional details about the CASE Workshop, please click here
HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY: BY FEBRUARY 1, 2020: Graduate Program Directors from the eligible disciplines (see above list) may send up to 4 nominations. Each nomination should be in a single PDF file with the name: “APPLICANTNAME_AAASCASE” and should be emailed to acadean@grad.rutgers.edu with “AAAS CASE” as the subject line. The PDF file should contain: (1) a brief (1-2 page) CV of the student applicant; (2) a brief (1 page max) narrative by the student explaining the reason for the interest in the workshop, including mention of any previous experience connected to science communication, leadership or service. Prior experience in science policy or advocacy is NOT required.

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

December 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

December 2019

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read a post by Brianna Alexander about the iJOBS simulation on Regulatory Writing.

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

Job as Genomic Bioinformatician, Hopewell, NJ
Project Description:

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

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

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

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

December 2019

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

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

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read a post by Rukia Henry about the What Can You Be with a PhD event with a focus on careers in science communication and media.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

November 2019

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

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read a post by Janaina Pereira the iJOBS Career Panel from GlaxoSmithKline and jobs in computational biology.

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

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

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

November 2019

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

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read a post by Helena Mello bout the iJOBS site visit to Wiley Publishers and by Samantha Avina about the iJOBS career panel on the non-profit sector.

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 2019

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read a post by Rukia Henry about the What Can You Be with a PhD symposium and careers in Bioinformatics.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BioNJ Jobs Board
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November 2019

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

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read a post by Jennifer Casiano about the the importance of your first job and by Helena Mello about the iJOBS site visit to McCann Health for medical communications.Helena Mello's iJOBS blog about the BioNJ Talent Network job search engine was featured in the BioNJ newsletter!

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

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

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

October 2019

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read a post by Helena Mello about the BioNJ Talent Network and using their site to search for jobs.

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

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

October 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 2019

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read a post by Monal Mehta about the iJOBS Simulation on Equity Research.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Insight Fellows Program
Insight offers tuition-free fellowships for graduating students looking to transition to thriving careers as data scientists, engineers, and other cutting-edge professionals. We’re excited to now offer seven different programs across six cities within the U.S. and Canada, as well as a remote program.
Since 2012, we have helped over 2000 Insight Fellows meet, interview, and join teams at over 700 leading companies.
- Pay no tuition; the program is fully funded by top companies
- Meet, interview, and join top companies
- Launch a cutting-edge career where the average starting salary is $125K
- Join a network of over 2000 industry leaders
Insight alumni are now working at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Github, Slack, 23andMe, Twitter, Bloomberg, NBC, Pinterest, Microsoft, Wayfair and 700+ other top companies.
Insight is now accepting applications from graduating students (must have completed all coursework by September 9th in order to participate full time) for our fall sessions in:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Data Engineering
- DevOps Engineering
- Decentralized Consensus
- Security
- Data Science*
- Health Data Science*
*Please note that our programs are open to all degree levels, except our Data Science and Health programs, which have a PhD requirement
Upcoming Deadlines & Start Dates:
- Application deadline: Oct 21 (session begins January 13)
Learn more & apply by clicking here.
Not ready to apply? Sign up for our notification list. Questions? Email us at info@insightdatascience.com.

October 2019

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

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read a post by Emily Kelly-Castro about the iJOBS Simulation: Patent Law and Technical Specialist .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 2019

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read a post by Janaina Pereira and Tomas Kasza about the iJOBS Career Panel on Data Science.

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

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

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

September 2019

Congratulations to Phase 2 iJOBS trainee Maryam Alapa who got a job at Celgene as a Scientist in the Translational Development group!

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read a post by Tomas Kasza about the iJOBS Networking event with BioPharma Networking Group.

What Can You Be with a PhDs
Every other year, the NYU School of Medicine hosts What Can You Be with a PhD?, the largest career symposium in the country. They have 25 sessions scheduled over two days, Saturday October 19 and Sunday October 20. The event runs Saturday from 10:00am-6:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-4:30pm, and you can find out more info about the schedule on their website.
The Keynote Speaker on Saturday will be Dr. Kenneth Gibbs.Registration is $20 per person, which includes admission on both days, coffee and lunch. It’s the best deal in the city, and you get a chance to meet over 1000 of your peers to network with!
Rutgers is one of the sponsors of this event and we have 150 spots for PhD students and postdocs. When you register, use the code RUTWCUB to login and register. Be sure to use your Rutgers email address, it's how they make sure everyone is registered for the correct school. To register, click here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

September 2019

Congratulations to Phase 2 iJOBS trainee Paulina Krzyszczyk who got a job as a Scientific Writer at Bristol-Myers Squibb!

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read a post by Janaina Pereira about the iJOBS Simulation on Tech Transfer and how you can get experience in this area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 2019

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

  • Minimum of 2 semesters commitment to the program
  • Ability to dedicate 5‐10 hours/week ‐‐ 2‐3 hours to be spent in our office (33 Knightsbridge Road, Piscatway), and 3-7 hours to be spent carrying out research remotelly
  • Approval of your PI or Advisor (see attached)
In order to be considered for the program, please fill out the attached form and send to the ORC along with your CV and a brief statement on the nature of your interest by e‐mail to yong.zhang@rutgers.edu by September 23. Applications will be reviewed and interviews may be conducted as needed. The program will begin this Fall. See attached flyer for details.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Career Research
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is currently accepting applications for the CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Cancer Research. This three-year fellowship provides basic, translational, and clinical training and aims to further develop talented PhD or MD/PhDs into successful clinical/translational research scientists. Applications are reviewed quarterly with the next cycle due dates of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Additional information regarding eligibility, application process, and current trainees and program alumni profiles are found at www.mdanderson.org/CPRITTRIUMPH. Please contact Dr. Kari Brewer Savannah, Program Manager, with any questions at ksavannah@mdanderson.org.

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

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

September 2019

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

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

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

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

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

August 2019

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

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

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

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

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

August 2019

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read a blog post by Vinam Puri about the recent iJOBS career panel that represented several careers options for PhDs.

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

Regional Academic Drug Discovery Symposium
Nov 1, 2019 at Princeton University. Speakers for industry and academia will discuss how to improve upon the drug discovery process. There will also be a poster and networking session. Posters will be accepted by PhD students and postdocs and many industry reps will be there to connect with.
For the full agenda and registration, please click here.
For more information, please contact Sam Kongsamut at skongsamut@ilsebio.com.

STANFORD CANCER IMAGING TRAINING (SCIT) PROGRAM
Program Directors: Sandy Napel, PhD and Bruce Daniel, MD
The Stanford Cancer Imaging Training (SCIT) Program, funded by the National Cancer Institute, aims to train the next generation of researchers in the development and clinical translation of advanced techniques for cancer imaging and its application. This T32 training program is the evolution of the longstanding program, formerly known as "Advanced Techniques for Cancer Imaging and Detection," established and led by former Radiology Chair, Dr. Gary M. Glazer in 1992.
SCIT is a two-year program training five fellows (roughly half PhD / half MD) per year over a five-year funding cycle. Drs. Sandy Napel and Bruce Daniel lead this redesigned program, featuring mentors with independent cancer-focused or -related funding, and seven distinguished program advisors. The strengthened required coursework component includes two courses in the clinical/cancer sciences, two in imaging science, one in biostatistics, one in medical ethics (“Responsible Conduct of Research”), and attendance at a minimum of six multidisciplinary tumor boards. In addition, trainees can select from a multitude of electives offered by various Stanford University Departments, e.g., Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Bioengineering, Biomedical Informatics, and Cancer Systems Biology. The primary focus of the program is participation in a mentored cancer-imaging research project aimed at publication in peer-reviewed journals, and presentation at national meetings. The program especially features “paired mentorship,” in which each trainee is teamed with both a basic-science and physician mentor, to provide guidance in course and research-topic selection, and in performing clinically-relevant cancer imaging research.
Eligibility:
1. Candidate must have an MD or PhD degree.
2. Candidate must be a US citizen, or a non-citizen national, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Card (1-151 or 1-551) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident.
Application Deadline: September 1, 2019
APPLY HERE

STANFORD MOLECULAR IMAGING SCHOLARS (SMIS) PROGRAM
Program Directors: Craig Levin, PhD
The Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars (SMIS) program is an integrated, three-year cross-disciplinary postdoctoral training program at Stanford University that brings together 33 faculty mentors from 14 departments in the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Humanities and Sciences. Molecular imaging, the non-invasive monitoring of specific molecular and biochemical processes in living organisms, continues to expand its applications in the detection and management of cancer. SMIS faculty mentors provide a diverse training environment spanning biology, physics, mathematics, biocomputation/biomedical informatics, engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, cancer biology, immunology, and medical sciences. The centerpiece of the SMIS program is the opportunity for trainees (PhD or MD with an emphasis on PhD) to conduct innovative molecular imaging research that is co-mentored by faculty in complementary disciplines. SMIS trainees also engage in specialized coursework, seminars, national conferences, clinical rounds, including ethics training and the responsible conduct of research. The three-year program culminates with the preparation and review of a mock NIH grant proposal, in support of trainee transition to an independent career in cancer molecular imaging.
SCIT is a two-year program training five fellows (roughly half PhD / half MD) per year over a five-year funding cycle. Drs. Sandy Napel and Bruce Daniel lead this redesigned program, featuring mentors with independent cancer-focused or -related funding, and seven distinguished program advisors. The strengthened required coursework component includes two courses in the clinical/cancer sciences, two in imaging science, one in biostatistics, one in medical ethics (“Responsible Conduct of Research”), and attendance at a minimum of six multidisciplinary tumor boards. In addition, trainees can select from a multitude of electives offered by various Stanford University Departments, e.g., Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Bioengineering, Biomedical Informatics, and Cancer Systems Biology. The primary focus of the program is participation in a mentored cancer-imaging research project aimed at publication in peer-reviewed journals, and presentation at national meetings. The program especially features “paired mentorship,” in which each trainee is teamed with both a basic-science and physician mentor, to provide guidance in course and research-topic selection, and in performing clinically-relevant cancer imaging research.
Eligibility:
1. Candidate must have an MD or PhD degree.
2. Candidate must be a US citizen, or a non-citizen national, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Card (1-151 or 1-551) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident.
Application Deadline: October 1, 2019
APPLY HERE

July 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Insight Fellows Program
Job Opening Thomson Instrument Company
Insight offers tuition-free fellowships for graduating students looking to transition to thriving careers as data scientists, engineers, and other cutting-edge professionals. We’re excited to now offer seven different programs across six cities within the U.S. and Canada, as well as a remote program.
Since 2012, we have helped over 2000 Insight Fellows meet, interview, and join teams at over 700 leading companies.
- Pay no tuition; the program is fully funded by top companies
- Meet, interview, and join top companies
- Launch a cutting-edge career where the average starting salary is $125K
- Join a network of over 2000 industry leaders
Insight alumni are now working at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Github, Slack, 23andMe, Twitter, Bloomberg, NBC, Pinterest, Microsoft, Wayfair and 700+ other top companies.
Insight is now accepting applications from graduating students (must have completed all coursework by September 9th in order to participate full time) for our fall sessions in:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Data Engineering
- DevOps Engineering
- Decentralized Consensus
- Security
- Data Science*
- Health Data Science*
*Please note that our programs are open to all degree levels, except our Data Science and Health programs, which have a PhD requirement
Upcoming Deadlines & Start Dates:
- Application deadline: Aug 12 (session begins January 13)
Learn more & apply by clicking here.
Not ready to apply? Sign up for our notification list. Questions? Email us at info@insightdatascience.com

July 2019

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

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

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

July 2019

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

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

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

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

July 2019

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

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

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

June 2019

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

Congratulations to iJOBS SciPhD trainee Xiomara Isabel Perez who has a co-op at Bristol-Myers Squibb in the Manufacturing Sciences and Technology group.

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read a post by iJOBS trainee Vinam Puri about the iJOBS site visit to the Institute of Life Science Entrepreneurship and by Emily Kelly-Castro about the iJOBS LinkedIn Profile workshop by 2Actify.

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

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

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

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

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

June 2019

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

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read a post by Monal Mehta introducing herself as part of the blog team.

Postdoc positions at Wuxiapptec
Postdoctoral Scientist – Analytical Development – Virology

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 2019

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

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

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read a post by Abla Tannous about an iJOBS workshop on interview and career acceleration strategies.

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

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

Want to be a Medical Science Liaison (MSL)? Exclusive Opportunity for iJOBS trainees - Deadline to register July
iJOBS is once again partnering with From Science To Pharma (FSTP) to offer a discount on their online training platform. The MSL position which often is filled by a PhD level person allows you to communicate the science behind the therapeutics to key opinion leaders and to better design future scientific studies and clinical trials. In addition to the training platform, the online modules include recruitment readiness, advice on where to start, working with recruiters, and interview questions. To preview the online program From Science to Pharma, you can watch a 1.5 hr webinar at various times from June 22-24th entitled “How to Become and Medical Science Liaison without prior pharma experience”. Be sure to register for this free webinar to learn if you are interested in this career.
iJOBS is supplementing the cost of the different packages and FSTP is also providing a discount for students and postdocs so you would only pay the price indicated below for the different levels.
Silver: $599 - $300 from Rutgers - $100 from FSTP = $199 for trainee
Gold: $999 - $300 from Rutgers - $200 from FSTP = $499 for trainee
Platinum: $1499 - $300 from Rutgers - $300 from FSTP = $899 for trainee
To learn more about the MSL training platform and what each package includes, click here. To indicate interest in signing up for the program and paying your portion for the packages above, please sign up on this form by July 10.

Insight Fellows Program
Insight offers tuition-free fellowships for graduating students looking to transition to thriving careers as data scientists, engineers, and other cutting-edge professionals. We’re excited to now offer seven different programs across six cities within the U.S. and Canada, as well as a remote program.
Since 2012, we have helped over 2000 Insight Fellows meet, interview, and join teams at over 700 leading companies.
- Pay no tuition; the program is fully funded by top companies
- Meet, interview, and join top companies
- Launch a cutting-edge career where the average starting salary is $125K
- Join a network of over 2000 industry leaders
Insight alumni are now working at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Github, Slack, 23andMe, Twitter, Bloomberg, NBC, Pinterest, Microsoft, Wayfair and 700+ other top companies.
Insight is now accepting applications from graduating students (must have completed all coursework by September 9th in order to participate full time) for our fall sessions in:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Data Engineering
- DevOps Engineering
- Decentralized Consensus
- Security
- Data Science*
- Health Data Science*
*Please note that our programs are open to all degree levels, except our Data Science and Health programs, which have a PhD requirement Upcoming Deadlines & Start Dates:
- Application deadline: June 24 (session begins September 9)
Learn more & apply by clicking here.
Not ready to apply? Sign up for our notification list:. Questions? Email us at info@insightdatascience.com

June 2019

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

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

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read a post by Vicky Kanta about an iJOBS workshop on using StrengthsFinder to help identify the right job for you.

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

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

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

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

Our ideal candidates will be:

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

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

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

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

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

May 2019

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read an article by Abla Tannous about an iJOBS workshop by Dennis Mangan about turning science into stories.

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

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

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

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

Click here to learn more.

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

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

BioNJ Jobs Board
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May 2019

Job as Scientist at BioAegis in NJ
BioAegis Therapeutics is looking for a scientist to join a small, dedicated team developing a recombinant human protein currently in clinical development. You would be involved in the development and execution of novel assays for use in clinical trials, analysis of samples from collaborations and manufacturing, and protein characterization. This is a hands-on position, and you will be contributing directly to key goals of the company with involvement in every project with the opportunity to learn new skills. Candidates should have the ability to exercise independent judgment regarding interpretation and optimization of experimental designs and data. Experience in assay development and biochemistry required. Strong background in immunology and metabolic disease a plus.

Responsibilities:

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

May 2019

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read an article by Jennifer Casiano-Matos about how to develop your exit strategy.

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

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


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

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

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

May 2019

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read an article by Deepshikha Mishra about iJOBS alumna Ina Nikolaeva who is an Associate Scientific Director at Healthcare Consultancy Group.

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 2019

Congratulations to iJOBS Phase 2 trainees Shekerah Primus who got a job as a study manager at Genewizand Anna Giarratana who has won a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to do research in Switzerland next year.

Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop help a very successful event with Congressman Frank Pallone and New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Commissioner Upendra J. Chivukula. See below to read more about this informative workshop.

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Vinam Puri about a mergers and acquisitions game we played during an iJOBS event and by Helena Mello about the iJOBS site visit to McCann Health as well as by by Abla Tannous about her own experiences.

Postdoc position in cell line development in Hopewell and moving to New Brunswick in a few months through Alpha Consulting
The postdoctoral position is a research position in an industrial setting with the opportunity to collaborate across multiple disciplines that is afforded by a large biopharmaceutical company such as our Cell Line Development, analytical and process development groups. The appointment is for two years providing appropriate progress occurs in the first year. The fellow will design and lead the scientific strategy. Interested candidates who will have their PhD before the start of this postdoctoral fellowship are encouraged to submit a research proposal related to this opportunity that is a maximum of 1 page, along with their resume. It is anticipated a strong molecular cell engineering and/or cellular background is needed for success although other backgrounds will be considered depending on your research proposal.

  • Maintain and work in a safe environment
  • The areas available for research include establishment and testing of new engineered host cell lines, and requires a thorough understanding of the performance capabilities of our base CHO cell substrate.
  • You will be encouraged to present and publish your findings
  • With a commitment to continuous improvement, a Postdoctoral position in the Cell Line Development Group is open to work on understanding and developing new technology
  • Develop, lead and carry out research strategy to improve CLD technology or its understanding
  • Work collaboratively within Client Company and with external parties
  • Present and publish data at internal and public forums Maintain proper documentation of all research Additional responsibilities as assigned
  • PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related discipline
  • Scientific excellence, creative problem solving skills, effective oral and written communication capabilities
  • Experience with CRISPR/Cas9, and/or other cell line engineering tools is a plus
  • Thorough understanding of molecular biology
  • Experience with Cell Culture methods (preferably cell line development)
This 1-2 year position starts ASAP. Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Larry: larry@alphaconsulting.com. ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT #19-00486. MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE.

Trinity Consulting Workshop
Trinity is hosting a 3-day workshop "Transition to Trinity 2019" for current PhDs and post-docs in life-sciences, to provide them with a close look at what it means to be a life-sciences consultant. The workshop will be held from June 4-6 at Trinity headquarters in Waltham, MA. There will be networking, project-based learning and professional development. Although the deadline has passed, you can still submit your applications. Logistics/details available in the attached document.

Free Preview Webinar by 2Actify Networking Academy Strategies for Job Referrals
Tuesday, May 7th at 6PM, EDT This is a preview of the detailed event on June 4, 1:30PM. Get a snapshot of a program that has helped the scientific community find a job faster. In this FREE, 20 minute preview webinar, learn how the 2Actify PROGRAMS provide networking and communication strategies for job referrals that result in landing a job. The 2Actify Networking Academy is a comprehensive online collaborative group-career coaching program that results in…

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Register FREE WEBINAR Create Your Career Opportunities. Identify your skills & value proposition. Confidently develop key professional relationships that create career activity. Compete for jobs & succeed at interviews with excellent written & verbal communication. Be prepared and stand out from other candidates. Questions about the Free Webinar or Academy? Contact: Info@2Actify.com Begin Networking Early: GET THE SKILLS FOR to building a solid network and job referrals.

Consortium for Translational Research on the Microbiome
CTRM is an initiative of ILSE/Keith Bostian and being co-led by Joanne Gere at the Westchester Biotech Project and Eric Vieira (Columbia). register now for a Virtual
Roundtable: Building Data Infrastructure for Microbiome Research.
Thursday, May 30, 12 - 1:30 pm EDT Online. Click here to sign up.

Applications for NIH-funded INSPIRE fellowships beginning September 2019
The INSPIRE Postdoctoral Training Program combines biomedical-related research in a Rutgers laboratory with mentored teaching at one of our local partner universities, for postdocs interested in academic careers. We are looking for senior PhD students, or current postdocs with two or less years of experience, with up to three years of funding available. Current postdocs and would transition into the INSPIRE Program for a minimum of two years, probably continuing your research in the same lab where you are.
U.S. residents and citizens are eligible. See attached for the flyer. Full program details are found on our web page:
Questions? Contact the INSPIRE Program Support Coordinator, Dr. Jianping Xu at (jx120@rwjms.rutgers.edu). Deadline: The next cohort of INSPIRE Fellows is due to begin training on September 1, 2019. Therefore the sooner we hear from interested applicants, the better. If a talented applicant misses the deadline, have them contact us to keep them in mind for next year’s cohort. Martha Soto
PI and Co-Director, INSPIRE at Rutgers
Gary Brewer
Co- PI and Co-Director, INSPIRE at Rutgers

2019 SAPA Career Development Workshop (CDW): Getting Uncomfortable at the Next Level
May 11, join SAPA on this year’s Premier Career Event at the Novartis Headquarter East Hanover campus.

  • We will address the common pain points in career development journey with insightful analysis and provides practical solutions. Hot Topics include: Dealing with conflict, Career transition, managing your boss, executive presence and personal branding, elevate leadership skills and capabilities, be a meaningful contributor in a team, how to network effectively, etc.
  • Be ready to be inspired. This workshop is designed to be different and memorable.
  • Program followed by cocktail and dinner reception at Fotia, the on-site Mediterranean restaurant at Novartis to continue the dialogue and networking.
Registration ends on Tuesday May 7th. Please register here.
May 11, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, 2019 Cocktail and dinner reception follows. Please see the attached program for detail.

Insight Fellows Program
Insight Fellows:
- Pay no tuition; the program is fully funded by top companies
- Meet, interview, and join top companies
- Launch a cutting-edge career where the average starting salary is $125K
- Join a network of over 2000 industry leaders
Insight alumni are now working at 700+ other top companies.
Insight is now accepting applications from graduating students (must have completed all coursework by September 9th in order to participate full time) for our fall sessions in:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Data Engineering
- DevOps Engineering
- Decentralized Consensus
- Security
- Data Science*
- Health Data Science*
*Please note that our programs are open to all degree levels, except our Data Science and Health programs, which have a PhD requirement
Upcoming Deadlines & Start Dates- Application deadline: May 13 (session begins September 9)
Learn more & apply by clicking here. Not ready to apply? Sign up for our notification list. Questions? Email us at info@insightdatascience.com

Seismic job search engine for biomedical PhDs
Let the perfect job find you. This job search site has handy information for the job search process. Click here to try it out.

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

  • Access to leading life sciences companies looking for talent in New Jersey
  • An advanced search engine with intuitive job matching
  • Easy resume/cover letter upload and quick apply with user profile
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April 2019

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Paulina Krzyszczyk who posted a blog on the NIH BEST blog site about what iJOBS helped her. You can read it by clicking here. If you would like to write a blog for this site, please contact Laura Daniel at laura.daniel@vanderbilt.edu

Science Policy Cafe
Join SPAR to welcome Dei Koizumi who is a Senior Advisor in Science Policy at the AAAS. He will lead an interactive discussion on science-based policymaking. A mini brainstorming workshop will follow in which attendees and members of local and national SciPol organizations will work to create an action plan for closing the gaps between scientists, policy makers and the public. Monday May 6 from 3-4:30pm. See attached flyer.

Networking and Mentoring for Women in Science
Newark Campus organized by Dr. Tracy Tran for grad students, postdocs and faculty. Click here to RSVP.
May 6 from 11:30-1pm.

NEW BioNJ Job Search Engine
Click here to see the Talent Services Career Portal where you can search for jobs for PhDs with none to minimal industry experience using filters.

April 2019

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Vasiliki Kanta-Chantzi about the iJOBS workshop on patent law and intellectual property and by Vinam Purim about doing a mini MBA in biopharma innovation.

Postdoctoral research Scientist (PDRS) at Colgate-Palmolive in Piscataway, NJ

  • Design and execute experiments using cellular and molecular biological assays to investigate target biology and mechanisms of action
  • Develop novel in vitro assay systems that are predictive of in vivo biology.
  • Identify new & compelling approaches to convert technology benefits to consumer recognized new benefit areas and/or product claims
  • Interpret and communicate complex experimental results to both technical and non-technical business partners effectively
  • Present technical findings to internal R&D community & management teams, external conferences, and to document findings in internal technical reports and/or external publications
Required Qualifications:
  • PhD in Molecular Biology or Cellular & Molecular Biology, with 0-2 years of post-doc experience
  • Substantial knowledge in oral biology and OMICs, target selection and target screening. We are particularly interested in candidates who have combined molecular biology with cutting edge nano-sciences to develop advanced tools and technologies for managing biofilm and microbiome related oral inflammation and diseases
  • Hands-on experience with processing oral tissues using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) and basic immunology techniques including FACS, immunofluorescence, ELISA, ELISPOT, cytokine and chemokine detection
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and highly organized in terms of goal setting and achieving.
  • Ability to initiate and think independently and work effectively in a team environment.
  • Self-motivated and have ability to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels and work closely with other early research and product development teams when necessary.
  • Proven ability to interpret and summarize scientific data in an accurate, critical and concise manner
  • Strong record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Preferably have experience and knowledge in developing new methodology and target site specificity probes for imaging or spectroscopy.
  • Familiar with mammalian and primary cell culture and have basic knowledge in nanoparticle characterization.
This is a two (2) year fixed term of at-will employment.
To apply, click here. The job Req ID : 72841 - Postdoctoral Research Scientist. For questions, please contact Tulika Sarma tulika_sarma@colpal.com.

Job as Applications Scientist at Croda
Croda is seeking an Applications Scientist to join our Health Care Research & Technology Team in our Edison, NJ innovation center. The Applications Scientist – Health Care will be responsible for conducting directed research into generating new products and processes supporting the development of new excipients for the pharmaceutical market.

Laboratory Activities (80%) Assist with the daily responsibility for the smooth operation and maintenance of the group’s super-refining systems and associated instrumentation within the Health Care laboratory at Edison, interpreting data, generating reports and providing support, as defined by assigned priority, ensuring timely completion.
Provide skilled support in the development of new purification techniques and products, assisting in data generation and interpretation as required.
Serve as technical resource in supporting the smooth transfer of new products and processes to regional production sites.
Identify, develop and implement new purification techniques and approaches that benefit the business.

Marketing and sales technical support (10%)
Execute technology plan in supports of business needs.
Build external relationships within academia and professional/trade associations.
Generate high quality data for promotional literature, trade shows, literature, data generation, papers, publications

Technical Service (10%)
Provide support of existing business, including problem solving and addressing customer questions
Provide for ongoing manufacturing and purchasing support.
Support scale up and commercialization of new products.
Train and support team members in hands-on use of selected instruments
Graduate degree (M.S. or PhD preferred) in Chemistry, Chemical or Process Engineering or related field or 3 years of relevant laboratory experience
Experience in new product and process development (particularly purification) is desired, preferably in the fine chemical, pharmaceutical or consumer care industry.
Good laboratory skills and an aptitude in process scale up and transfer to production, is clearly desirable.
The candidate must be able and willing to travel to other manufacturing sites (including overnight stays as required) in order to participate and assist with all project transfer projects assigned to them.
Skills in performing core wet chemistry and related analytical techniques, critically reviewing and interpreting data and making appropriate decisions based on results are expected.
The candidate should have an understanding of the underlying science behind emulsions, dispersions and their stability, and an appreciation of the role of excipients in drug formulations and the importance and potential impact of excipient purity.
Good interpersonal skills, a self-starter capable of independent work but keen to work as part of a global team.
Good communication skills are essential (written and verbal) as participating in discussions and seminars (internally and externally) is expected.
Physically capable of standing to work at the laboratory bench for up to 7 hours a day
To apply, click here. Please contact Jeannette Marine at Jeannette.Marine@croda.com with questions.

Job as Manager of Scientific Affairs at Leo Pharma
We currently have an opening for a Manager, Scientific Affairs in our Madison, NJ headquarters. You will be assisting the US Scientific Affairs functions in providing scientific expertise in the organization’s activities related to marketed products and product development. Specifically, this individual will work closely with the Director, Scientific Affairs with a special focus on preparation and deployment of materials for the MSL team, review and/or support of the medical aspect of LEO projects and initiatives, participating in training of new hires, interfacing with key internal and external stakeholders on various projects, analyzing data and generating reports, and other specified projects for Medical Strategy & Scientific Affairs (MS&SA). The Manager, Scientific Affairs will be responsible for the tactical development of a project plan and effective management of projects in support of the execution of key initiatives according to strategy and goals of MSSA under the guidance of Director, Scientific Affairs of the dermatology franchise. This individual will also be accountable for budget tracking and analysis, utilizing scientific knowledge and data analysis expertise to review medical content of promotional and training materials, remain abreast of current dermatology literature and provide concise overview of relevant publications, and will develop presentations and documents related to assigned projects. This role is based in Madison, NJ, and is required to travel up to 10% nationally. The Project Manager, Scientific Affairs will report directly into the Director, Scientific Affairs.

  • Plans, conducts, and documents all activities for Medical Franchise Team meetings
  • Develops unbranded disease state and/or branded/product-specific scientific and/or clinical content (e.g., slide decks, publications, training materials, monographs) for engagement and education with internal (MSL team, commercial/marketing and other LEO groups) and external (HCP, payer) audiences
  • Coordinates LEO MSSA department activities at scientific congresses: conducts pre-meeting planning and post-meeting reporting; serves as conference Lead to coordinate Medical activities and staff the Medical Affairs booth (as needed)
  • Assists in the development, enhancement and implementation of departmental policies, procedures, and processes necessary to achieve organizational objectives and ensure compliance with external (e.g. government, institutional) regulations and LEO policies
  • Prepares and maintains incoming and outgoing project-related correspondence and documentation
  • Responsible for generation of monthly key activities report as directed by manager
  • Assists in training by maintaining significant therapeutic area and product expertise through ongoing assessment of relevant published literature and internal data/resources
  • Assists in disease state and product training initiatives for Medical Affairs, including training content development and delivery
  • Tracks budget and manages payments for assigned projects and engagements
  • Helps with and coordinates development and implementation of learning approaches for current and emerging business needs, including interactive workshops, distance learning, blended approaches, and virtual learning
  • Manages processes with external vendors
  • Provides support to field medical activities including the efforts of Medical Science Liaisons
  • Coordinates projects related communication with internal and external (vendors and healthcare community) stakeholders
  • Responsible for scientific review of commercial (marketing and training) materials, as directed by manager
  • Monitors and reviews literature resources in relevant therapeutic area(s) / disease states, including company and competitor products
  • Conducts focused literature search on topics of inquiries as directed by manager
  • Coordinates and contributes to the creation of scientific presentations and other materials
  • Employs therapeutic expertise to train and develop LEO colleagues including MSLs, sales representatives, clinical operations and Medical Information scientists
  • Collaborates with other team members in the planning of medical conferences and execution of activities
  • Set up and monitoring of Investigator Initiated Studies as directed by manager
  • Set up, coordination, project and vendor management of LEO Phase IV research initiatives
  • Coordinates, prioritizes, and manages own workload and provides collaborative assistance to other team members as needed
  • Participates in additional projects as directed by the manager
  • Complete all company-based and job-related training as assigned by LEO Pharma within the required timelines
  • Additional duties as assigned by LEO Pharma Management
  • MD, PharmD, PhD in pharmaceutical science or related field with professional experience within the pharmaceutical industry in Medical/Scientific Affairs or Medical Information
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to understand, present scientific information to audiences of different backgrounds
  • Demonstrable project management experience or relevant qualification with ability to meet timelines, solve problems, and produce quality results on stated timelines
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven ability to collaborate in a cross functional environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required; prior experience in MS Projects is a plus.
  • Knowledge of current pharmaceutical industry practices, guidelines, and applicable laws and regulations
  • Ensures compliance with all LEO Standard Operating Procedures and applicable laws and regulations
  • For more information and to apply, click here. Contact iJOBS alum Dharm Patel for additional information and to let him know you have applied: dharm16@gmail.com

Virtual Career Fair
You are invited to participate in the CMDscience Virtual Career Fair, taking place online throughout the day on Tuesday, April 30. This invitation-only digital recruiting event offers your busy trainees and alumni an opportunity to contact hiring managers directly and to learn about career options at numerous companies in the biotechnology, small molecule, and device industries -- all from the convenience of their phones, laptops, or tablets. Featured companies include Cytovance Biologics, Exact Sciences, GENEWIZ, Merck, Renaissance Pharma, Sigilon Therapeutics, Smith & Nephew, and WESTAT. This Virtual Career Fair is open to graduate students (master's and doctoral), post-doctoral and research fellows, faculty, and undergraduate majors. Industry-employed alumni of your programs are also invited to participate. Registered participants may log into the Career Fair at their convenience any time between 6am and midnight in all US time zones on Tuesday, April 30. There is no charge to participate, but participants are asked to pre-register on our site at this site to request a log-in invitation for the event.
For information and questions, contact Charles Howell, CMDscience | CareerMD, (800) 355-2626 chowell@CareerMD.com

American Society of Cell Biology in Biotech
Join one of these week-long, hands-on courses to help you transition to a job in biotech or pharma. Discover the commercial side of science, network, and learn interdisciplinary skills through a team project. On average, more than 50% of past attendees have ended up with non-academic jobs in industry, regulatory affairs, or tech transfer.

  • PhD students, graduate students, and postdocs in health, science, and medical programs who wish to explore opportunities to implement their expertise in a biomedical business career
  • Academics in the health/medical areas who are looking for a condense, brief overview of the biomedical business world and how they can fit in
Course Objectives:
  • Gain an understanding of how science is conducted and commercialized in industry through case study analysis and group problem-solving exercises. Topics will include commercializing science, business models, market assessment, innovation management, and networks and entrepreneurship
  • Learn about careers for scientists in industry, and how to best leverage your analytical PhD skill set for a professional career
  • Network with industry guests and other course participants
  • Learn interdisciplinary teamwork through a team project
East Coast: June 2-8, Lowell, MA, offered by the American Society for Cell Biology and University of Massachusetts Lowell, the Manning School of Business. 2 University Ave, Lowell, MA 01854

West Coast: July 7-13, Claremont, CA, offered by the American Society for Cell Biology and Keck Graduate Institute. 535 Watson Drive, Claremont, CA 91711

All are welcome to apply (international and U.S.), though the course is primarily designed for the following:
  • Graduate students with at least two years of scientific research experience
  • Postdocs
  • Non-tenure-track junior scientists within approximately 7 years of graduating with a PhD
Registration for the course is $875, which includes tuition, curriculum materials, lunches, snacks, several dinners, and dorm accommodations (single rooms) for six nights. Participants are responsible for all travel to and from both locations. Thanks to support from Biogen, partial scholarships will be available ranging from $200-$400, with priority given to those with the greatest need.
  • You must be an ASCB member to apply. Join now, then apply for the course as a member applicant
  • Submit these two documents with your application: An essay that should be no more than one page or 500 words and should answer this question: Why do you think industry is a better fit for you than academia, and how can this course help you achieve your desired career path? Also submit a CV.

April 2019

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Deepshikha Mishra about iJOBS Phase 2 alum Fatu Badiane Markey and her job at the Rita Allen Foundation and by Abla Tannous about the importance of building relationships and networking.

Job as Assistant Director, Oncology Publications at Bayer Pharmaceutical
Seeking an Assistant Director to join the Oncology Publication team. Reporting to the Head of Oncology Stivarga/Nexavar Publications, the Assistant Director will be responsible for overseeing publication-related activities for these assets, including execution of publication plans, management of the internal publication database, and coordination of publication activity with internal and external stakeholders and authors, and external medical publication agencies.
Position Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with the Head to oversee development and production of all medical and scientific publications (including meeting abstracts, posters, oral presentations and journal publications) via collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and authors
  • Adhere to publications process guidelines and policies
  • Supervise external agencies for all Publications projects
  • Actively manage the Publications budget within the Global Medical Affairs overall budget
  • Provide regular publication status reports to Global Medical Affairs and other cross functional stakeholders
  • Manage data entry and reports of publication-related activity within the publication management software system (Datavision).
Education Requirement(s):
  • Advanced scientific degree (eg. PhD, PharmD) preferred
  • BS or MSc may be acceptable with minimum of 5 years’ experience in Medical Affairs or R&D
Skill & Competency Requirements:
  • 1+ years of publication experience with ability to write/edit scientific articles, posters and abstracts (required)
  • Capable of interpreting data from preclinical and clinical research, including a working knowledge of statistical methods (required)
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams with minimal supervision (required)
  • Pharma/Biotech (or related field e.g. medical communication agency) (required)
  • Oncology experience in academic or industry (preferred)
Preferences:
  • Prior experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry or in a medical communication agency
  • Experience in oncology and/or familiarity with Datavision would be desirable
  • Ability to write / edit scientific articles, posters and abstracts
Travel Requirements: (if applicable) minimum
If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Yaswant Dayaram yaswant.dayaram@bayer.com and tell her you heard about it from iJOBS.

I-Corps@Rutgers Open House
Join us on May 7th at Fiber Optics Building (Busch Campus) and all faculty/students/staff/alumni from any campus/school/department are welcome to attend.
MEET successful Rutgers I-Corps participants, HEAR what they've learned, and SEE where they are now. NETWORK with others in the Innovation community
Meet the I-Corps@Rutgers Teaching Team to see how I-Corps can help you on your commercialization journey.
There will also be a brief talk about protecting software Intellectual Property followed by networking with light refreshments.
Come find out how I-Corps can transform your ideas and innovations in just a few short weeks - and bring a friend!
Please RSVP today at this link. See the attached flyer for more information.
We are also planning for the next 4-week Rutgers I-Corps Summer Cohort in July on Busch Campus. Please keep that in mind as you consider attending our Open House. Please spread the word! To learn more, click here. See attached flyer.

NEW BioNJ Job Search Engine
Click here to see the Talent Services Career Portal where you can search for jobs for PhDs with none to minimal industry experience using filters.

April 2019

Congratulations to iJOBS SciPhD trainee Ekta Kumari who got a job as a Translational Scientist at Celgene.

Check out the iJOBS blog by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, email rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. You can read articles by Brian Canter about building familiarity with scientists and the community and by Emiliy Kelly-Castro about the iJOBS site visit to Ethicon.

iJOBS and Eagleton Institute of Politics Workshop: Governing Science- National and State Perspectives
Join us for remarks by Congressman Frank Pauline Jr, chairman of the House cCommittee on Energy and Commerse. The Congressman will discuss where science and politics meet in the work of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, as well as the powers and limitations associated with his r