March 2023

SAPA Career Development Workshop: Career Growth in Turbulent Times

Learn how to use empathy and leadership to guide your career decisions in this full day workshop on Busch Campus, Rutgers University. 

This workshop will be highly interactive. The participants will have opportunities to dialogue wit professionals of various levels of experiences in academia and pharmaceutical industry. Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, young and experienced 

Saturday March 25 from 9am-5pm at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

See attached brochure for all speakers and details. 

Register by clicking here

Catalyzing Gender Equity at Schrodinger: Early Careers in Computational Sciences

Schrödinger is excited to host our first event in support of women and non-binary computational scientists. Our two day symposium will include an overview of research and development projects at Schrödinger, an interactive molecular modeling workshop led by our education team, an employee panel with some of our female scientists and software developers, and resume workshop sessions. This event is open to PhD students and postdocs conducting computational research in STEM fields. Applications received before April 15, 2023 will be prioritized. Please only apply if you are authorized to travel to the US at the time of the event. May 23-24, 2023. To register, click here

Internships at the Department of Health

The NJ Public Health and Environmental Laboratories is proud to announce our 10th rewarding year offering summer internships for students and graduates of New Jersey.   It has been a great journey, which promises to just get better! So many changes are happening in public health, a lot of them right here in our laboratory.  We are embarking on data modernization efforts across the board, and new and innovative ways of reaching out to our healthcare and public health colleagues, as well as the public.  Many new alliances are being formed as data takes the stage. This year we are especially interested in hosting computer science majors, and we also have spots for those interested in molecular biology, environmental science and public policy and outreach.  To learn more and apply, click here. You can also reach out to Susan Mikorski

Success with non-dilutive funding? Learn how through: Road to Commercialization Symposium Series

At this webinar our speakers (Rutgers researchers and start-up founders) will share their tips on how they were successful in securing non-diluted funding. A grant that allows innovators to maximize their equity and ownership in the technology/start-up. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Anders Laursen, co-founder of RenewCO2 (and a past RU researcher). This will be followed by a panel discussion including Rutgers faculty- Dr. Michael Dunn (Orthopedic Surgery) and Dr. Rupak Doshi, co-founder of OmniSync. The webinar will conclude with short presentations focusing on available resources at Innovation Ventures, including internal funding programs. See attached flyer for details.

Date:13th April 2023.

Time: 9.30 am – 12 pm (EST).

Theme: How to accelerate your commercialization success with non-dilutive funding. 

Register by clicking here

Who can attend: Rutgers faculty, staff, fellows and students.

Required to attend: Prospective TechAdvance and HealthAdvance commercialization funding applicants.

Postdoctoral position in lab of Hilda Ye at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

A postdoctoral fellowship is available immediately to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms of HTLV-1 driven adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL). Being the only human cancer caused by a retrovirus, ATLL is a fatal disease with no effective therapy. ATLL is distinguished from other types of T cell lymphomas in its unique genetic and phenotypic characteristics as well as clinical behavior. Evidence is also accumulating that ATLL diagnosed in North America and Japan may differ in their mutation patterns and anti-HTLV-1 host immune response. We use patient samples as well as cell line and PDX models to investigate the roles played by epigenetic dysregulation, altered crosstalk of cell signaling pathways, elevated replication stress in ATLL development and targeted therapies. We have also begun to examine how host immunity is impacted during ATLL development.  More information about our work can be found here. Recent PhD or MD graduates with significant research experience are preferred. Proficiency in molecular biology techniques including the manipulation and analysis of gene expression in cultured and primary cells is required. Some knowledge of immunology would be desirable, so are computational skills. First authored publication(s) in peer-reviewed, English language journals are necessary. Ability to work independently, motivation to make new discoveries and a strong work ethic are important. A curriculum vitae with a description of research experiences and contact information for three references should be sent to Please make the email subject "Postdoctoral Application - Your name.”

Internship as Field Service Engineer at Zeiss 

Join Zeiss for the Summer 2023 Intern program as a Field Service Engineer (FSE) Intern. This 7 week internship is for a STEM undergraduate or graduate student with a strong interest in electronics and mechanics. Familiarity with microscopy is a plus. Experience with electronics, a mind for problem solving or technical repair/troubleshooting are all sought-after attributes.

Success in this role requires dedication to learning and the rapid absorption of training material as a high percentage of their time will be spent in technical training courses and learning basic application principles to provide technical service. When not in classroom training the FSE Intern will be engaged in on-the-job-training (OJT), working closely with, and assisting higher level FSEs in a customer environment. This is a customer-facing role and therefore strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively are required to be successful.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Successful completion of technical training to acquire a rudimentary knowledge of Zeiss microscopy equipment.
  • Demonstrate, in the field, that the technical concepts learned in the classroom trainings and OJT can be applied to a high standard.
  • Engage as an active participant in all OJT; listening carefully, taking notes, asking questions, assisting when asked and absorbing the content fully.
  • Properly care for all ZEISS tools and assets as may be made available during the execution of assigned responsibilities.
  • Be responsible for your personal safety when visiting labs and institutions by understanding the basics of lab behavior and an awareness of risks.
  • Respect, live and share with internal and external customers, the ZEISS values.
  • Deliver an end of program presentation to peers, mentors, and management.
    • Currently enrolled in a 4-year or graduate degree in technical/scientific discipline.
    • Eagerness to learn, understand, and troubleshoot problems in software, electronics, optics and electron optics, high voltage, high vacuum, mechanical, and/or electro-mechanical systems.
    • Knowledge of Windows operating environments and word processing and or email applications.
    • Proven ability to work successfully as an individual contributor or as part of a team.
    • Good communication skills, able to converse readily in English, both verbally and in writing (German a plus, but not required).

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Luisa Alatorre who has been awarded the Rutgers and From Science to Pharma International MSL Fellowship to take an online course and prepare to be a Medical Science Liaison!  If you are interested, you can apply by clicking here

Beyond OPT: Visas After Graduation (International Students)

Academic Building, Room 2400 

Wednesday, March 22nd - 5 to 6:30 pm

Registration link here

Interested in working in the U.S. after graduation? Attend this in-person session presented by the immigration law firm, Klasko. Through the session you will learn the following: 1. Current Regulatory/Immigration Policy Updates (OPT, H-1B, and more) 2. Alternatives to the H-1B visa program - options to continue study or training in the United States 3. Common Avenues that lead to Lawful Permanent Residence and 4. Resources for assistance with immigration matters.

CO-SPONSORED EVENT PRESENTED BY: • Career Exploration & Success • Rutgers Global - International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) • Rutgers Immigrant Community Assistance Project (RICAP) • Associates from Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

Professional Self Advocacy

Mastering Professional Self-Advocacy: A DEI-Centered Career Conference & Dinner 

This event will take place in person at the Douglass Student Center on Saturday, March 25, from 1:00 – 6:00 PM, with registration opening at 12:30 PM.  This DEI-Centered Career Conference will feature a keynote address from two-time RU-Newark alumna and Public Square Amplified founder & publisher Josie Gonsalves; interactive breakout sessions featuring insights from power career coach Sam DeMase (@APowermood on IG!), returned Peace Corps Volunteer and current RU Clinical Psychology PhD student Pablo Arenas Gallo, private career counselor + CES career advisor Scott Borden (LPC), and so many more!; 

Plus a fully-catered dinner from The Food Architects complete with a panel discussion featuring employers from various industries who are committed to thinking critically about equity and inclusion in the workplace. 

Students can learn more and register here

Registration is $10 and will be open through March 18. 

Preparing your Teaching Statement and Developing Teaching Portfolios

Monday, April 3 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Designed to help graduate students prepare teaching statements and teaching portfolios. The major parts of a teaching portfolio will be covered, including teaching responsibilities, teaching philosophy and goals, and evidence of effective teaching.

Register to receive the Zoom link.

 Developing a Diversity Statement for Academic Employment

Tuesday, April 11| | 12:00 - 1:30 pm

This workshop explores the purposes of a diversity statement for academic employment, reviews pedagogical practices for teaching diverse students, and examines how scholars can talk about diversity in their teaching and research. Armed with this information, participants review and critique sample diversity statements before work-shopping their own ideas and drafts of the diversity statement. Participants should bring any materials related to the diversity statement that they have already prepared.

Register to receive the Zoom link.

Careers with Life Sciences Team at EY-Parthenon

The EY-Parthenon Life Sciences team is very excited to be promoting EMBARK with EY-P, a one-day workshop for advanced degree candidates interested in experiencing what it’s like to be part of the EY-Parthenon Life Sciences strategy consulting team!

This year, EMBARK will be held virtually on Friday, April 28th. Participants selected for EMBARK will receive a first-round interview for our full-time Life Sciences consultant role. 

The workshop and role is open to the following candidates:

  • Advanced degree candidates who are looking to start as a full-time Life Sciences consultant in 2024.
  • Advanced degree candidates include students pursuing the following:
    • PhD, postdoc, PharmD, MD, or dual degree with a scientific or medical component (e.g., PhD/MBA, MD/MBA, MS/MBA, MPH/MBA).

A program overview and application details can be found in the attached flyer. Specific questions about EMBARK can be directed to Elizabeth Stermer (

February 2023

You can read the post by Sonal Gahlawat about the iJOBS seminar on novel approaches to therapeutic drug developmentWriting for the iJOBS blog is a great way to network, hone your writing skills and gain experience about careers. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, junior editor, or social media manager you can send an email to No experience needed! See attached flyer.

Job as Postdoctoral Fellow at Regeneron

I am seeking to fill a post-doctoral position with a highly qualified, innovative, “outside of the box” thinking and collaborative candidate. The successful candidate will pursue research that seeks to dissect the anti-tumor T cell responses. The aim of the study is to generate new findings that will lead to developing innovative and effective targeted therapeutic strategies. If you would like to pursue your career by taking on a postdoc and would like to join Regeneron's exciting and stimulating scientific environment, here is a tremendous opportunity! Link to apply. You can also reach out to the hiring manager, Saida Dadi-Mehmetaj.

Using LinkedIn for Career Success - NIH Workshop
Mar 07, 2023 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Speaker(s): Amanda (Dumsch) Langer, MS, Career Counselor

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.

Science Policy Career Panel by SPAR

SPAR has an upcoming Alumni Career Panel, co-sponsored by the Eagleton Science and Politics Program. Panelists are Rutgers (and SPAR!) alumni who will share their experiences in science policy. Specifically, panelists will share what it's like to work in science policy, how their experience at Rutgers prepared them for a career in science policy, how to find a job in science policy, and more! There will also be time for attendees to ask the panel direct questions. See attached flyer for details and to register, click here



Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Agata Krzyzanowska who has a job at El Lilly as a lead scientist! 

Jobs as Medical Science Liaisons

We are recruiting for MSL positions in the northeast (NYC, NJ preferred), south central (Houston preferred), north central (Chicago. preferred) and mid-west (Denver, KS, preferred). There may be some support for relocation. Candidates should have advanced degree (PhD, PharmD, MD), 5+ years of experience in neuroscience (preferred) and excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills. This is a great career transition/industry advancement opportunity. You will work with bright, energetic, enthusiastic colleagues preparing to launch a new therapy in Parkinson's disease, very exciting times indeed. The Company, people and culture are supportive and collegial and the Medical Affairs/MSL team is excellent. It's an awesome place to work!
Frank Perez, PhD Rutgers alum, Talent Search Specialist, MSL Recruiters, LLC,

NJEDA Innovation Fellowship Program 

The NJ Economic Development Authority Fellowship Program will have an info session hosted by Innovation Ventures in Rutgers Office for Research on Monday, February 27th, at 12 noon.  This is a unique opportunity for post-doctoral researchers and graduating students who want to create a tech-focused startup while getting income replacement, mentorship, and support.  Application period will open March 1st for 60 days.  

Any faculty, post-doc, or grad stud looking for assistance submitting their NJ Innovation Fellowship application by April 30th can reach out to us in New Ventures anytime. See attached flyer and Register on Zoom

Chemist (Contractor) at Bristol Myer Squibb, New Brunswick, NJ 

We are seeking a chemist with a strong interest in working with the Analytical Regulated Testing GMP team at Bristol Myers Squibb, New Brunswick site of New Jersey. The scientist will perform analytical method validation, and provide analytical support for clinical and commercial development for small molecule New Chemical entities and Investigational Medicinal Products in cGMP laboratories

Position Responsibilities include but not limited to the following: 

·      Opportunity to performs analytical cGMP test activities including the analysis of solid dosage form dissolution, assay, impurities, residual solvent as well as cleaning verification by HPLC and TOC.

·      Perform method evaluation, method optimization and method validation. 


BS degree or advanced degree in analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry or Pharmacy with relevant industrial experience (recent BS/MS graduates will also be considered).

Hands on experience with HPLC analysis, dissolution apparatus and auto sampler use, KF water determination and cleaning verification by HPLC and Total Organic Carbon (TOC).

Demonstrate knowledge of the method validation and troubleshooting of chromatographic separation methods used to analyze API and drug product. 

Experience with GMP testing and notebook review. 

Demonstrate knowledge of cGMP compliance, regulatory agency requirements, ICH guidance. 


Recognize unexpected outcome/problems; communicates and works with supervisor to solve.

Ability to adapt to change.

Excellent organization to multi-tasks.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Strong verbal and written communication skills. To apply, contact hiring Manager: Qiao Yun (Chaw) He, Associate Director, Analytical Regulated Testing,

Chart your path from discovery to startup with the National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps

Learn how you can propel your science or technology toward a startup or venture for societal benefit. Information session Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 4 p.m online


The National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Hub: Northeast Regional program provides specialized training and mini grants of up to $3,000 to teams interested in exploring the commercial viability of their ideas for products and businesses that are based on their own inventions, University intellectual property, or any STEM-related technology. Hosted by: Iyad Obeid, Faculty Lead for Temple University, and Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering.

Who Should Attend

  • Faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and/or undergraduates who are developing a scientific or technical discovery at any institution in the Northeast.
  • Student innovators with an idea for a STEM-based innovation wanting to take the idea beyond the classroom into the market.
  • Startups in the region with a deep-tech innovation looking to explore its commercial potential.


  • TRAINING: Four sessions introduce the I-Corps Lean LaunchPad approach to evaluating technologies through customer-discovery research, focused on identifying the technology’s potential for development in a startup or other venture.
  • FUNDING: Grants of up to $3,000 are provided to each team and can be used to fund customer-discovery research and expenses such as conference attendance and marketing tools.
  • RESOURCES: Teams will receive mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs and innovators. Teams may also access other programs offered by Hub-affiliated institutions.
  • FOLLOW-ON OPPORTUNITIES: Upon completion, teams are eligible for the national NSF I-Corps Teams program which provides an intensive 7-week training course and a $50,000 grant.

Rolling applications for the Northeast I-Corps Hub Regional Program are being accepted and the required sessions will take place:

  • Propelus - Spring 2023*: April 6, 11, 18, and May 2, 2023 from 9:30am - 12:30 PM ET
  • Propelus - Summer 2023*: June - 2023, dates to be announced

Register or visit*Required Mentor Meetings scheduled once a week. See attached flyer.

Project Management for Medical Devices and the Application of Agile Methodologies to Device Development

March 30 from 12-1pm ET, Speaker Claudia Campbell-Matland


1) Understand the medical product lifecycle, how medical devices are defined and classified, regulatory pathways to commercialization in the US, EU and the Quality Management System and considerations for combination products.

2) Understand how project management can be deployed to product lifecycle projects to achieve product and organization goals, including considerations for using an Agile approach for iterative development, testing and clinical studies. 

To register for free, click here

Info session on Patent Law by Morgan Lewis

Did you know that your science or engineering degree uniquely qualified you to become a patent agent? Join us for a virtual meet and greet to hear how members of the intellectual property team at Morgan Lewis leveraged their PhDs into rewarding and fulfilling careers in the legal industry. During the discussion, you’ll hear about the cutting-edge work we do in obtaining and enforcing patents for startups and Fortune 100 companies. 

Feb 23, 2023 from 12-1pm ET

For more information and to register, click here


Jobs in the Biopharma Industry in NJ

To see recent job postings by BioNJ for listings in NJ and NY area, click here.