Career Development + Academic Services

New Brunswick | Piscataway, NJ

About Career Development + Academic Services


The Rutgers University iJOBS Program exposes life science PhD students and postdocs to a range of non-academic and academic career options and empowers them to pursue their career goals. Rutgers iJOBS participants follow a phased program to allow for maximum flexibility.

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Individual Development Plans

In accordance with NIH guidelines, all biomedical graduate students are required to complete Individual Development Plans (IDPs). IDPs provide a structure to systematically identify training needs and competencies, establish tangible research goals, and take stock of annual progress. 

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Communicating Science Course

This course helps students develop an advanced ability to communicate their research clearly to emphasize its value to diverse audiences. It is taught by a multidisciplinary faculty with expertise in science, theater arts, communication, and education. 

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Biomedical Professional Development and Workshops

The Rutgers University School for Graduate Studies offers our Biomedical Graduate Studies studies opportunities for professional development and workshops including mentoring undergrads, manuscript preparation, and computational courses.

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Travel Awards

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) biomedical sciences and health programs currently offers travel awards for expenses for graduate students traveling to present papers at scientific meetings, research-related activities, and career training-related activities.

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BIO LInks is a program at Rutgers University School of Graduate Studies that partners with the local middle and high schools. Our graduate student volunteers teach science classes to get their younger students excited about science with hands-on STEM projects and more.

See detailed information on the BIO Links Website