November 2021

A STEM Student’s Guide to Venture Capital: Accessing Funding and Careers in VC

December 16, 2021 – 12:00-1:15pm ET

Join us for our next Innovate and Educate event! This event will not only expose STEM-oriented graduate students and post-docs to the role venture capital may play in funding the inventions they are creating in their academic and research programs but will also explain the types of jobs that may be available within the venture capital ecosystem for individuals that have a STEM background. The panel is made up of professionals that work in venture capital that also have PhDs in STEM-oriented subjects. They will share their experiences in funding and supporting STEM-oriented startup companies and share their experiences for how they navigated from PhD scientists to landing jobs in the venture capital industry.

While this program is oriented towards higher-education STEM students and post-docs, it is open to all students or individuals that may be interested in accessing venture capital or finding a job in venture capital!

Panelists:

  • Susanna Harris, PhD – Manager of Engagement and Communications, Xontogeny
  • Inca Dieterich, PhD – Associate, Arch Ventures
  • Scott Alpizar, PhD – Senior Venture Associate, Foundation Venture Capital Group

Moderator: 

  • Mike Wiley – Vice President, Foundation Venture Capital Group

Presented by Rutgers iJOBS, Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs and Foundation for Health Advancement

This free event will be held virtually via Zoom. To register, follow this link.

 

Jobs at Merck in Bioprocess Research and Development

There are several positions that have been sent to us by Rutgers iJOBS alumni who are making an effort to recruit from Rutgers so please look over the job descriptions below and apply if you are interested.  

Senior Scientist  

Bioprocess Scientist  

Associate Scientist 

Internship in Biologics Process R&D

For any questions regarding these positions, contact iJOBS alumni Xiaowen Wang (xiaowen.wang@merck.com) and Misaal Patel (misaal.patel@merck.com) directly. If anyone is interested in applying, please apply online and also forward the resume to Xiaowen and Misaal.

 

Two contracting opportunities at Ethicon through Actalent

- R&D Stability Engineer position 

- R&D Engineer Data analysis Team lead

Both roles will be supporting the Life Cycle management  R&D team which is working to keep medical devices previously launched on the market.   

The R&D Stability Engineer position will be supporting the Center for Raw materials and work with a cross-functional team to address the Raw materials needs. 

The R&D Engineering role will be leading data analysis and performing data analysis on a multi manufacturing sites studies. This role would require ability to work with cross functional teams, have organizational skills, and be able to perform data analysis (Minitab experience/knowledge is a big plus, tableau knowledge is helpful). 

While these are currently contractor positions, this year two of our high performing contractors had transitioned to full time J&J employees so there is definitely room to grow.  Please reach out to Wilai Kosol directly at wkosol@its.jnj.com for additional details. 

November 2021

Read the iJOBS blog post by Samantha Avina about the iJOBS Annual Symposium.  

associate editor at Wiley

At Wiley, we welcme you for who you are, the background you bring, and embrace individuals who get excited about learning whether online or by book. Learning is for everyone, and so is our workplace. Bring your experiences, your perspectives, and your passion. It’s in our differences that we empower the way the world learns. The Interdisciplinary Brands team at Wiley has an opening for an Associate Editor position with a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in energy studies, environment, and sustainability, or a related discipline for its portfolio of award-winning encyclopedic review journals in the physical and life sciences. This position will oversee the daily management of several commissioning publications, working with editorial boards to ensure they are published on time and meet high technical standards while growing article output. We seek a subject matter expert who will be able to commission special issues and perform other tasks suitable for a professional editor.

How you will make an impact:

  • Serve as managing editor, in charge of commissioning targets for external (mostly academic) editors, coordinating special issues, and maintaining high quality editorial boards.
  • Act as a facilitator, as well as the primary liaison, between authors, reviewers, and editors for all phases of the article workflow, including commissioning, submission, peer-review, production, and marketing.
  • In collaboration with the Publisher, work on initiatives to improve the author, reviewer, and editor experience and workflows.
  • Facilitate and support miscellaneous and journal-specific projects within the Interdisciplinary Brands team.
  • Networking: represent the portfolio within the researcher community, including travel to scientific conferences.

 We are looking for people who:

  • PhD or equivalent experience in energy studies, environment and sustainability, or a related discipline; experience with instrumentation a plus. We would be open to other disciplines for the right candidate. A
  • Excellent organizational and negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Good networking skills and business acumen
  • Strong presentation/public speaking and ability to engage with internationally renowned editors and authors
  • Highly self-motivated, achievement and team-oriented
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Knowledge of the Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) journals publishing market, peer-review, community, trends, competitors, and authors is highly desirable
  • Editorial history with academic journal publishing models a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 a plus

For more information and to apply, click here. When applying, please attach your resume/CV to be considered.

START Fellowship at Princeton

The START Entrepreneurs program is an integrated program that is part academic fellowship and part startup accelerator—and best of all, the program is open to graduate students and post-docs from any institution (no prior Princeton affiliation necessary). The goal of the program is to help aspiring commercial and social entrepreneurs translate academic scholarship into highly impactful new ventures. Princeton desires to help create a better future by ensuring that its innovations become available to the broader public. We created this program to support inclusive innovation—and to include scholars and entrepreneurs across the broader innovation ecosystem. The University's initiative is especially important at this time in our history, as we confront multiple interwoven global challenges. Our faculty and professional research staff are increasingly involved in translating their scholarly research into creative solutions to address societal challenges. 

Eligibility:  To apply, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Earned an advanced degree from any university by the start date of their appointment (no later than September 1, 2022). 
  • Have the ability to work in the US. US citizens, US permanent residents (green card holders) and non-immigrants with unrestricted employment authorization (visa holders) are eligible to apply. 
  • Strong preference for applicants with PhDs.

Research Proposal Requirements:

The purpose of this program is to enable entrepreneurs to translate academic research into highly impactful new ventures. 

All proposals must be based upon ideas that have a high probability of leading to a scalable and impactful spin-out.

The proposed research must be strongly aligned with the sponsoring Princeton faculty member.

You must be committed to becoming a full-time entrepreneur. This program does not allow for other, concurrent, work activities.

Sponsoring Faculty Requirements

All faculty nominations must be accompanied by a signed START Faculty Agreement.

If your sponsoring faculty member/PI is a Lecturer, their contract with Princeton must extend at least the first 18 months of your appointment.

Other Requirements

This program is designed to foster diversity, equity and inclusion, including to support and empower historically-underrepresented entrepreneurs.  All applicants must explain how their candidacy will contribute to this goal.

Please note that no prior connection to Princeton is required to be a START Entrepreneur. Learn more and apply here 

You can read the iJOBS blogs by Gina Sanchez about the Agile Project Management Tool and by Samantha Avina about Medical Affairs job roles  Writing for 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 you can also send an email to rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com

iJOBS Events

iJOBS and Erdos Institute Seminar: Rashade Haynes II, PhD Principal Scientist BMS

Rashade Haynes II was an undergrad at Rutgers and then went on to get his PhD in Cellular and Molecular Immunology at The Ohio State University. Following a postdoc back at Rutgers, he joined Oncobiologics and then moved to Bristol Myers Squibb where he has been involved in studies in autoimmunity, immune-oncology and muscosal immunology. Come to hear his advice on how to think strategically and work independently to achieve goals in both preclinical and clinical development. 

Nov 4 from 12-1pm

To register, click here

https://us06web.zoom.us/my/erdosinstitute

iJOBS Workshop: Strengths Finder Personality Assessment

If you are trying to decide what type of job would suit your skills, Gallup's StrengthsFinder assessments have helped millions of people discover what they do best.  You will be allowed to complete an assessment in advance and then use the workshop to interpret and understand your results so that you can capitalize on your strengths when picking the right career to pursue.  This session will be led by professionals from the Princeton and Rutgers Career Offices who are experts in the StrengthsFinder assessment tool.    

Nov 9 from 3-5pm

To register, click here

https://rutgers.zoom.us/my/alderja Passcode: Janet

Phone only dial +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 419 868 783

iJOBS Workshop: Software Tools for BioPharma Project Management

If you want to learn cutting edge tools used in biopharma industry projects, this workshop is for you! The “Gantt chart” is a critical component of a project manager’s (PM’s) “toolbox”.  The Gantt chart provides a visual representation of the project’s duration (timeline) based on its tasks and their inter-dependencies, deliverables deadlines and more.  In this 90-minute interactive workshop, Claudia Campbell-Matland, PMP (Chairperson of Project Management Institute’s NJ Chapter’s Life Sciences “Local Community of Interest”) will review and demonstrate a few popular software tools used to create Gantt charts and project timelines, e.g., Microsoft Project (traditional scheduling tool used across all industries), Smartsheet (up & coming scheduling tool) and the Office Timeline plug-in for PowerPoint (a recent tool for creating graphical high-level timelines). A breakout session will allow you to practice with one or more of these tools.      

Nov 16 from 3-4:30pm

To register, click here

https://rutgers.zoom.us/my/alderja Passcode: Janet

Phone only dial +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 419 868 783

What Can You Be with a PhD?

Rutgers iJOBS co-sponsors "What Can You Be with a PhD?" which is offered every other year at NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine. This is the  largest career symposium in the country, and this year is going to be amazing!

We have more than 40 sessions scheduled over two days, Saturday November 20 and Sunday November 21, and this year is completely virtual and hosted on the Whova platform.

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 at http://whatcanyoubewithaphd.com/

Our Keynote Speaker on Saturday will be Dr. Victor Torres, CV Starr Professor of Microbiology and a 2021 MacArthur Fellow.

Registration is $10 per person and includes admission on both days.  All sessions will be recorded (with permission of all panelists), so you can view any you missed later. It’s the best deal in the city, and you get the chance to meet over 2000 of your peers to network with and more than 120 speakers to hear from!

WCUB is co-sponsored by 15 other schools in the area, and seats are limited.  That means you need to sign up early to be sure to get a spot!

To register, follow this link and use the code rutgers2021 to check out and pay. Be sure to use your school email address, it's how we make sure everyone is registered for the correct school.

We are still working to complete the schedule and are adding speakers daily, so keep checking in to the website. The Whova version of the event will be released in early November, but make sure you login with the same email you use to register.

iJOBS Workshop: Mergers and Acquisitions in Pharmaceutical Interactive Game

Business skills are critical for scientists in order to be successful in non-academic careers whether you plan on staying in R&D or moving into management.  We will perform a business case study related to the health care industry led by Rutgers Business School professor Doug Miller and MBA students will join us so you can interact with them and learn their mindset. 

Dec 1 from 4:15-5:45

To register, click here

https://rutgers.zoom.us/my/alderja Passcode: Janet

Phone only dial +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 419 868 783

iJOBS Related Opportunities

PhD Roles at BD: Launching Your Career in the Med Tech Industry

Virtual Session Nov 2 @ 5 ET or Nov 4 @ 7 ET. 

PLEASE RSVP HERE

BD is a top 5 global med tech company that advances the world of health across the patient care continuum, from diagnostics and interventional devices to integrated workflow management and data analytics. We are hiring PhD level talent across our organization! This session will cover PhD level roles at BD and navigating the job search process, along with insider interview & resume tips that will give you a leg up on your transition to industry. We’ll also provide an overview of our best in class career-accelerating rotational programs for PhDs: the Technology Leadership Development Program. Postdocs and PhD students at all stages are welcome!

Postdoctoral Researcher/Senior Scientist at Evommune

Evommune is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of unique therapies that help patients with chronic inflammatory disease. We are taking a tissue-based approach to advance insights and accelerate the development of transformative medicines for inflammatory diseases. The postdoc will support preclinical research studies at Evommune reporting to the Director of Research. The postdoc will be the scientific lead on one or more of the early-stage pipeline programs, responsible for the experimental design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of preclinical research, includeing use of the in-house Skin-Resident Immune Cell Activation (sRICA) assay.  Research will take place in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information on duties and qualifications, please see attached job description. Current Rutgers student Kevinn Eddy ke112@scarletmail.rutgers.edu has a contact at the company.

Pandemic Politics: Science, Distrust, and Division Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop

Join us to Explore the political background, risk communication, and government distrust around the COVID pandemic. Panelists include Ava Majlesi, Associate Director, Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience at Rutgers University and William Hallman, Professor and Chair, Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University. 

November 10 at 10am. See flyer attached and click here to register

Jobs at Replimmune

I will be opening two roles in my group to support with CRO based translational research work. These roles are non-lab-based and will manage other labs/vendors doing our experiments. Great opportunity to learn clinical development, translational research in immune-oncology space. 

MS with 4-5years experience or Ph.D. with 1 yr experience Sr. Assoc/Scientist

Ph.D. with 2-3 experience. Sr. Scientist/Principal scientist

Both positions will be based in Boston coming to the office 2-3 days a week with flexibility. Visa sponsorship can be entertained with the right experience and skill set. Look out for these roles to be posted shortly on Replimune.com careers, probably next week or so. 

Contact Rutgers alum Praveen Bommareddy, MS, PhD, Director Translational Research, Replimune Inc, Woburn, MA Praveen.Bommareddy@Replimune.com

Job as Senior Biochemist in R&D Assay Development at Siemens

  • In this role you will develop immunoassays and assay application on clinical chemistry analyzers.
  • You will lead assay development activities throughout feasibility, design and development stages.
  • Work with other members of the development team and other functional groups to meet assay development objectives.
  • Contribute to the assay development process including technical and design reviews and report preparation.
  • Provide creative approaches to meeting assay development challenges.

This position may suit you best if you are familiar with what is below, and would like to develop your career with Healthineers

 

  • Experience in assay development on clinical analyzers is desirable.
  • Work effectively with cross-functional teams to deliver quality products.
  • Strong troubleshooting capabilities.
  • Communication skills and customer orientation.
  • Good PC skills (MS Office software like Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook) and statistical software.
  • Flexibility and ability to change priority and conditions to meet business needs.
  • Provide general guidance or train support and/or professional staff.

Required skills to have for the success of this role

  • Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry or related scientific field or equivalent experience in diagnostic industry.
  • Post-doctoral experience is preferred but not required.
  • Good verbal, written and presentation skills.

To apply, click here and for more information, contact Lloyd, Nicole Nicole.Lloyd@siemens-healthineers.com

Jobs at Ripple Effect
Ripple Effect works with federal, private, and non-profit clients to support some of the most crucial policies and programs that shape our nation. We are researchers and communicators, scientists, analysts and more, linked by curiosity and a commitment to excellence. We undertake challenging missions every day, and to make them successful we recruit bright, adaptable people who truly understand our clients' issues and pair them with functional specialists to build common sense, tailored solutions. That's the Ripple Way, and our clients deserve nothing less.
Facility Name, City, State – Frederick, MD – CCCRP - Fort Detrick (hybrid in-office/TW schedule)

As a Portfolio Area Manager, you will work with clients, colleagues, and stakeholders to provide subject matter expertise for technology implementation and integration support. 

Portfolio Area Manager in Traumatic Brain Injury 
Portfolio Area Manager in Health Informatics/Autonomous System
Portfolio Area Manager in Medical Simulation and Training 

For more information, please reach out to Chiquita Kearney, SHRM-CP

Jobs at International Flavors and Fragrance (IFF) in Synthetic Biology and Strain Engineering

Positions are available in synthetic biology and strain engineering. More specifically, we are looking for a PhD level scientist with automation experience.  These positions are in Palo Alto, CA. 

Scientist II Multiple positions: Synthetic Biology and Strain Engineering 

IFF is expanding our HTP microbial engineering platform at our R&D labs in Palo Alto, CA. 

We are a large and growing company that invests in biotechnology to improve the sustainability, function, and value of our customers’ products. R&D projects are carried out by interdisciplinary teams that take a molecule from concept to product using cutting-edge technology. We have an established global manufacturing base and work closely with our customers to develop products that make consumers’ lives better. 

We are looking for highly motivated scientists with expertise in synthetic biology or automated strain engineering to develop and implement HTP and automated methods for our bacterial production platforms. This is an exciting opportunity to develop a group and build out capabilities in a fast-paced environment. We seek: • Synthetic biologists with experience in bacterial molecular biology 

• Strain engineers are comfortable with automated molecular biology and computational design/analysis. • Scientists with a vision for developing and implementing automated workflows • Researchers with good communication skills and the desire to work in a global, multi-disciplinary environment 

On a day-to-day basis, you’ll operate, improve and establish workflows. As an integrated member of project teams, you will use cutting-edge automation technology to improve customers’ products. You will collaborate to adopt new strategies, instrumentation, and methods that enable the organization to design, build and test with shortened timelines and improved sensitivity. With multiple positions we are looking for candidates with: 

  • Ph.D. in bacterial molecular biology, synthetic biology, bioengineering or a related field 
  • 2-4 years of postdoc and/or industry work experience 
  • Experience with synthetic biology in bacterial or fungal hosts 
  • Familiarity with CRISPR/CAS 
  • Experience using automated methods to design and/or build microbes 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills 
  • Sufficient coding capability to adapt scripts 
  • Experience with NGS analysis IFF recreated itself in February 2021 with acquisition of the Genencor biotechnology platform. This new company brings technical strengths in industrial biotechnology, chemical synthesis and natural products to applications in food, personal care, energy and pharmaceuticals (among others). The Palo Alto R&D site is a center of excellence for all things biotech, including protein and host engineering. The site includes a robotics suite as well as a research fermentation facility and a pilot plant. IFF employees bring their whole selves to work. The company thrives through its diversity and supports individuals so they can contribute their best. Ongoing career development is facilitated through mentoring and training. 
  • Apply now by clicking here and contact iJOBS alum Christopher Webb for more info Christopher.Webb@iff.com

Innovation Ventures: Road to Commercialization Symposium Series-3

As an-going effort to provide Rutgers researchers and students accesses to resources and materials that will be useful to their research commercialization activities, the New Ventures & Commercialization Funding team, a group within Innovation Ventures @The Office for Research invites your faculty, staff, fellows, and students to our Road to Commercialization Symposium Series #3. See attached flyer.

Date: 18th November 2021

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm (ET)

Theme: Attract and Maintain Industry Interest in your Innovation

Register by clicking here:  (Zoom link available as registration done).

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

The PEO Scholar Award

P.E.O. Scholar Award is a $20,000 one-time, competitive, merit-based award intended to recognize and encourage academic excellence and achievement by women in doctoral-level programs. P.E.O., or the Philanthropic Educational Organization, is an organization where women CELEBRATE the advancement of women; EDUCATE women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College; and MOTIVATE women to achieve their highest aspirations.

As of April 2021, P.E.O. has awarded:

  • Educational Loan Fund dollars totaling $229.5 million
  • International Peace Scholarships totaling $43.5 million
  • Program for Continuing Education grants totaling $65.1 million
  • Scholar Awards totaling $30.1 million
  • P.E.O. STAR Scholarships totaling $14.9 million.

To be eligible for the P.E.O. Scholar Award, you must meet the following requirements:

  • be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada;
  • have earned, at minimum, a bachelor's degree;
  • be within two years of graduating from a doctoral program and have at least one full academic year of work remaining in August of the year you are awarded; and
  • be enrolled in full-time doctoral-level study at an accredited U.S. or Canadian post-secondary institution during the entire academic year of the award.

You may read the full eligibility criteria at this link.

If you are in excellent academic standing, and conducting research that has the potential to make significant contributions in your field of endeavor or will make a positive impact on society, we want to hear from you!

Nominations are due soon, with only 45 days after the nomination is approved to complete the application. Please review the eligibility criteria carefully. For our Chapter to nominate you, you must meet the eligibility criteria and reach out to me no later than November 5, and we will set up time for a virtual interview on or before November 9.

Please reach out to Kathryn Drzewiecki (Rutgers Ph.D., 2016, P.E.O. Scholar Award winner, and D.C. Chapter AA member at kathryn.drzewiecki@gmail.com) if you are interested in applying to the P.E.O. Scholar Award, or have other questions about any of the P.E.O. Projects.

 

BioNJ Jobs Board

Click here to see recent jobs posted to the BioNJ site.

For more information about any of these announcements, contact the program directors: 

 

October 2021

You can read the iJOBS blog by Samantha Avina about Medical Affairs job roles  Writing for 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 you can also send an email to rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com

Jobs at International Flavors and Fragrance (IFF) in Synthetic Biology and Strain Engineering

Positions are available in synthetic biology and strain engineering. More specifically, we are looking for a PhD level scientist with automation experience.  These positions are in Palo Alto, CA. 

Scientist II Multiple positions: Synthetic Biology and Strain Engineering 

IFF is expanding our HTP microbial engineering platform at our R&D labs in Palo Alto, CA. 

We are a large and growing company that invests in biotechnology to improve the sustainability, function, and value of our customers’ products. R&D projects are carried out by interdisciplinary teams that take a molecule from concept to product using cutting-edge technology. We have an established global manufacturing base and work closely with our customers to develop products that make consumers’ lives better. 

We are looking for highly motivated scientists with expertise in synthetic biology or automated strain engineering to develop and implement HTP and automated methods for our bacterial production platforms. This is an exciting opportunity to develop a group and build out capabilities in a fast-paced environment. We seek: • Synthetic biologists with experience in bacterial molecular biology 

• Strain engineers are comfortable with automated molecular biology and computational design/analysis. • Scientists with a vision for developing and implementing automated workflows • Researchers with good communication skills and the desire to work in a global, multi-disciplinary environment 

On a day-to-day basis, you’ll operate, improve and establish workflows. As an integrated member of project teams, you will use cutting-edge automation technology to improve customers’ products. You will collaborate to adopt new strategies, instrumentation, and methods that enable the organization to design, build and test with shortened timelines and improved sensitivity. With multiple positions we are looking for candidates with: 

  • Ph.D. in bacterial molecular biology, synthetic biology, bioengineering or a related field 
  • 2-4 years of postdoc and/or industry work experience 
  • Experience with synthetic biology in bacterial or fungal hosts 
  • Familiarity with CRISPR/CAS 
  • Experience using automated methods to design and/or build microbes 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills 
  • Sufficient coding capability to adapt scripts 
  • Experience with NGS analysis IFF recreated itself in February 2021 with the acquisition of the Genencor biotechnology platform. This new company brings technical strengths in industrial biotechnology, chemical synthesis, and natural products to applications in food, personal care, energy, and pharmaceuticals (among others). The Palo Alto R&D site is a center of excellence for all things biotech, including protein and host engineering. The site includes a robotics suite as well as a research fermentation facility and a pilot plant. IFF employees bring their whole selves to work. The company thrives through its diversity and supports individuals so they can contribute their best. Ongoing career development is facilitated through mentoring and training. 
  • Apply now by clicking here and contact iJOBS alum Christopher Webb for more info Christopher.Webb@iff.com

Innovation Ventures: Road to Commercialization Symposium Series-3

As an-going effort to provide Rutgers researchers and students accesses to resources and materials that will be useful to their research commercialization activities, the New Ventures & Commercialization Funding team, a group within Innovation Ventures @The Office for Research invites your faculty, staff, fellows, and students to our Road to Commercialization Symposium Series #3. See attached flyer.

Date: 18th November 2021

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm (ET)

Theme: Attract and Maintain Industry Interest in your Innovation

Register by clicking here:  (Zoom link available as registration done).

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

 

Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program

The Partnership for Public Service, supported by Schmidt Futures, has launched the Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program. We are very excited to announce another opportunity for students with various backgrounds, including STEM fields, to gain experience with a federal agency and consider a career path into public service.  

The website and application are now live and can be found here or on the attached flyer

You can read new blog posts by Natalie Losada about Academic Faculty Careers and by Thushara Nethramangalathabout Networking Skills  Writing for 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 you can also send an email to rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com

Internship in Medical Writing

We are a small company of scientific directors & writers supporting scientific communications agencies on various pharmaceutical brands and disease states. Our work can be fast-paced, but it is exciting. We'd be happy to take on 2-3 trainees for a Q4 shadowing initiative (Oct-Dec, possibility to continue into 2022). We would require between 10-20h a week commitment (prefer closer to 20) but the hours/days are somewhat flexible. We would be training on medical writing and editing, annotation and referencing, pharma "lingo" and real-world project types. Additionally, trainees who complete the training (at least 3 months) to a level where they can start doing accurate work with little to no supervision may be eligible to join our paid roster. For more information, contact Dr. Aber at alli.aber@prnexperts.com

 

Job as Director of Scientific Services at The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI)

The National Disease Research (NDRI) is the nation’s leading source of human tissues, cells, and organs for scientific research, development, and education. The Scientific Services department is responsible for the recruitment of researchers and the feasibility of researcher requests. The Director will also serve as a scientific resource for external researchers and key business partners as needed. 

1. Evaluate research projects and protocols for scientific merit. 

2. Ensure compliance with researcher application and protocol processes. 

3. Provide support and guidance to researchers and NDRI’s internal Operations project team throughout all phases of protocol vetting, activation, and maintenance. 

4. Conduct ongoing educational training programs to ensure that the NDRI staff has a comprehensive understanding of each new research protocol and improve NDRI’s services. 

5. Maintain all research projects throughout their lifecycle with an emphasis on project management and customer service. 

6. Assists in problem resolution with the Operations team and Quality Assurance as it pertains to NDRI’s services for researchers 

7. Make recommendations for improvements to best practices as they relate to tissue procurement, preservation, and transport. 

8. Maintain external feasibility process and committees. 

9. Manage and maintain the annual researcher service survey and make recommendations for improvements from feedback. 

  • PhD in Life Science Discipline (preferred) or equivalent; 7 or more years of scientific/ biomedical research experience preferred. 
  • Postdoctoral fellowship in the relevant scientific field. 
  • Extensive knowledge of the organ procurement and tissue banking field is preferred but not required. 
  • Strong working knowledge of current biomedical research techniques. 
  • Highly proficient in writing medical/scientific publications, grants, technical documents, and training tools. Must be confident, articulate, and have professional speaking & presentation abilities 
  • Highly proficient in the use of computer equipment and software, (Word, Excel, Outlook, Sharepoint– Intermediate to Advanced skills) required. 
  • Established scientific publication history. 
  • Significant experience in writing manuscripts, white papers, and grant applications.
  • Experience in graduate/ post-graduate biomedical education and training is preferred but not required.
  • See attached job posting and contact Rutgers alum Melissa VonDran for more information mrwood810@gmail.com. To apply email resume to jobs1@ndriresource.org

Job as Developmental Genotype-Tissue Expression (dGTEx) Program Manager at The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI)

The National Disease Research (NDRI) is the nation’s leading source of human tissues, cells, and organs for scientific research, development, and education. The Scientific Services department is responsible for the recruitment of researchers and the feasibility of researcher requests. The dGTEx Program Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Biospecimen Procurement Center’s biospecimen recovery effort, including the management of the BPC Organ Procurement Organization network.  

• PhD degree in Life Sciences preferred, or MS degree in Life Sciences with 4 years of previous experience working in a healthcare/laboratory or biomedical setting. 

• Experience in reporting and the management of NIH-supported grants and projects 

• Experience in training or teaching scientific materials. 

• Strong understanding of pathology, genetics, human anatomy, and current biomedical research techniques. 

• Results-oriented manager who will take ownership for problem identification and resolution and seeing through to completion. 

• Ability to function as a team player and carry through assigned tasks on time and within the scope of project parameters. 

• Must be self-motivated, assertive, and able to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. 

• Additional work experience in the area of project management preferred. 

See attached job posting and contact Rutgers alum Melissa VonDran for more information mrwood810@gmail.com. To apply email resume to jobs1@ndriresource.org

 

Events by Rutgers Career Exploration and Success

1) Career Exploration and Success (CES) has planned several events to help you go from campus to career! The pandemic may have forced you to put some of your plans on hold, but the good news is that you can re-enter the internship and job search even stronger! Learn how by attending our Covid-19 Job Booster just for Graduate Students on October 22 during the lunch-time hour. Bring your lunch, a snack, or your favorite beverage while you learn some tips.

2) Do cover letters stress you out? Join the club! An often-necessary part of the application process, cover letters are often an underutilized tool. Learn how to let go of your fears and brag about yourself at our cover letter workshop for doctoral students on November 10. 

3) Lastly, for students interested in careers in environment and sustainability, network with alumni at our Student Alumni Career Connect Live event on October 27. There are additional alumni networking events throughout the month of October and November geared towards all of our career interest communities- check them out on Handshake!

 

Regeneron Postdoc Program

The Regeneron Postdoctoral Program was designed with the goal of being among the best postdoctoral training programs in the country.  It is a multi-faceted program that integrates cutting-edge science with didactic training, discussion groups and focused multi-tiered mentoring. They are currently accepting applications until Wednesday, December 1st. See attached flyer for details and here is a direct link to the Postdoc Website.

 

Workplace Dynamics II-Conflict & Feedback NIH Workshop

Oct 15, 2021 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (ET)

Register

Zoom link to be shared day of the event

Rooted in the Thomas and Kilmann Conflict Grid, this workshop provides an accessible framework for conflict management and giving and receiving personal feedback. Participants learn how to have difficult conversations often associated with conflict within research groups, like leadership struggles and peer-interactions  Speaker: Lori Conlan, PhD, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Service. Read more about the Workplace Dynamics series.

 

Nucleate Program for life science startups

Are you an academic trainee (Postdoc/Ph.D./MBA/MD/JD/Master’s) interested in building life science startups? Are you passionate about therapeutics, diagnostics, or synthetic biology? This year, Nucleate is launching in New York City led by graduate students at Columbia, Mount Sinai, NYU, Cold Spring Harbor, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Weill Cornell, Rockefeller, and Rutgers. Nucleate will work closely with the institution's technology transfer offices to ensure all submissions are handled appropriately. Applications to the program have just opened and the deadline is November 1st, 2021. Click this link to apply.

For the opportunity to talk to the program organizers and learn more about the application, please register for our upcoming info sessions (listed below). Or schedule a one-on-one chat with a Nucleate organizer such as iJOBS trainee Poonam Chitale pc395@gsbs.rutgers.edu

  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021 // 10:30 am ET
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021 // 5:00 pm ET
  • Monday October 25, 2021 // 10:30 am ET

October 2021

Job as Process Development Scientist at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Boston

The project is for CTX001, a CRISPR-Cas9 gene/cell therapy for hemoglobinopathies. Candidates should have a PhD or Master in Bioengineering.We are a flexible team with regards to candidate backgrounds and our only requirement is cell culture experience. If any individuals are interested, please email Rutgers alum Gabriel Valdez-Cagua personally at gabriel_valdez-cagua@vrtx.com and I can get the process expedited internally through my team. Here is the link to the Scientist job opening.

 

Jobs at Visikol in Hampton, NJ

Rutgers alum Michael Johnson is looking for several positions in his highly successful company.  Right now there are openings as an Image Analysis Analyst, Postdoc Research in Multiplexing and Tissue Imaging, Scientist in HPLC and LCMS, as well as Scientist in Tissue Imaging and Histology. Click here to see job descriptions.  Email your resume and cover letter to Michael Johnson at Michael.Johnson@visikol.com

 

ORISE Postdoctoral Fellowships at the FDA

The Center for Devices and Radiologic Health (CDRH) is looking for fellows in medical devices.  If you are interested, please contact Rutgers alum, Katie Sokolowski Katie.Sokolowski@fda.hhs.gov

 

Cell Therapy Virtual Career Events at BMS

Relentlessly curious. Fiercely passionate. Sound like you? Sounds like us, too. Register today to join our Cell Therapy teams for an Information Session on October 8 from 12-1:30 and October 15 from 3-4:30 to learn about opportunities to join an inclusive and high-performance company committed to transforming the lives of patients. Example job postings that will be discussed include

CTRP - Cell Therapy Rotational Program Associate: 
aCTivate - Cell Therapy Associate, Operations: 
aCTivate - Cell Therapy Associate, Science & Technology: 

Kick Start Rotational Program Assistant Scientist/Engineer, Devens, MA, Dual Biologics/Cell Therapy:

CTI - Cell Therapy Internship

REGISTER HERE!

 

Translational Science Interagency Fellowship

This fellowship aims to provide training in both translational science and regulatory science.  Applicants must have a PhD, have completed less than 2 years of prior postdoc training, and be a US citizen or permanent resident.  Fellows will spend the first 12-18 months at the FDA and the remainder at NCATS.  Click here or see the attached flyer for more information and how to apply.  

 

Science Policy Memo Workshop

Wednesday (10/6) at 5 pm SPAR (Science Policy and Advocacy at Rutgers) is hosting a Science Policy Memo Workshop. The goal is to learn how to make your case to policymakers and the public through the policy memo format! Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Following the workshop, interested students can put their new skills into action by joining a memo-writing team to submit to the Journal of Science Policy & Governance. RSVP here for the workshop and see the attached flyer.

 

Nucleate Program for life science startups

Our six-month, part-time Activator program supports founders tackling the biggest challenges in human health. The Activator participants can connect with cofounders and discover proven training, funded fellowships, legal support, and discounted perks including reagents, lab automation, and cloud computing. The program does not take any equity or other fees for participation. For detailed criteria, prospective applicants are encouraged to visit www.nucleate.xyz.

This year, Nucleate is launching in New York City led by graduate students at Columbia, Mount Sinai, NYU, Cold Spring Harbor, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Weill Cornell, Rockefeller, and Rutgers. Nucleate will work closely with the institution's technology transfer offices to ensure all submissions are handled appropriately. Applications to the program have just opened and the deadline is November 1st, 2021. Click this link to apply.

For the opportunity to talk to the program organizers and learn more about the application, please register for our upcoming info sessions (listed below). Or reply to this email to schedule a one-on-one chat with a Nucleate organizer such as iJOBS trainee Poonam Chitale pc395@gsbs.rutgers.edu

  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021 // 5:00 pm ET

  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021 // 10:30 am ET

  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021 // 5:00 pm ET

  • Monday October 25, 2021 // 10:30 am ET

 

Research! America Microgrant program

If you are interested in designing and executing nonpartisan civic engagement activities and elevate the importance of scientific research, technological innovation, and public health. Programs should encourage dialogue between young scientists and local community and/or government leaders are the roles science and research play in issues important in your community.  The deadline is Oct 12.  Click here for more information

 

NIH Office of Training Events

Industry Careers Overview and Job Packages Monday, Oct 04, 2021, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (ET)

Becoming a Resilient Scientist - Unit 2. Exploring our Self-Talk: Cognitive Distortions and Imposter Fears Thursday, October 7, 2021, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET

 

Biopharma jobs in New Jersey

Click here

 to see the BioNJ Jobs board with new postings every week.

September 2021

Congratulations to iJOBS trainees who recently landed their first position

Xiaowen Wang who is a Senior Scientist at Merck & Co

Samar Alselehdar who is a Project Manager overseeing clinical affairs and research studies at the CRO Psychogenics 

 

You can read the latest iJOBS Blog posts by Gina Sanchez about Non-linear career trajectories for PhDs. Writing for 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 you can also send an email to rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com

 

 

Senior Scientist at Insmed with a background in Cell Biology or Immunology

Insmed is a growing global biopharmaceutical company powered by our purpose to deliver life-altering therapies to small patient populations experiencing big health problems. Our most valuable resource is our employees, and a patients-first mentality guides everything we do. Today, we are building a world-class team of talented individuals who are willing to challenge the status quo, solve problems, and work collaboratively and with a sense of urgency. The candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and be engaged in the discovery, early development, and testing of novel pharmaceutical products to treat rare diseases

  • Plan, design, and implement studies of new products in cell-based and other in-vitro assays
  • Develop methods for in-vitro and ex-vivo screening of new products
  • Characterize products using appropriate analytical techniques
  • Support preclinical activities
  • Maintain laboratory equipment
  • Prepare and communicate technical reports and publications
  • Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Immunology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry, or a related discipline and 2+ years of industrial experience in a research environment or M.S. with equivalent qualification and experience combination is required.
  • Knowledge of cell biology, immunology, and molecular biology is desired.
  • Experience investigating inflammatory and autoinflammatory diseases is a plus.
  • Experience with a wide range of techniques to characterize in-vitro and ex-vivo systems that include but is not limited to mammalian cell culture, functional and toxicity evaluations, epitope binding, and quantification of inflammatory biomarkers/cytokines is required. Experience with live-cell imaging is a plus.
  • Experience characterizing drug delivery systems, including nanoparticle-based therapeutics, and investigating their fate in cells and biological fluids is required.
  • Experience characterizing protein-based therapeutics including viral vectors is a plus.
  • High degree of motivation, creativity, and research orientation are essential.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as a team orientation, are required.

For more information and to apply, click here and contact Rutgers alum Jimin Zhang jiminzhang99@gmail.com

 

Scientist I Job at Aanika Biosciences

Aanika Biosciences is currently looking for outstanding individuals with backgrounds in molecular biology, protein engineering, or microbiology to fill several full-time Scientist I positions at our Brooklyn-based facility.vThe Scientist will plan, design, execute and interpret experiments of various levels of complexity related to Aanika Biosciences' strategic projects with minimal supervision. They will participate in the development of new scientific research projects in collaboration with the R&D team focused on expanding the scope of Aanika Biosciences’ products.  The successful candidate will have excellent presentation and communications skills in order to provide technical advice to customers and to represent the company at conferences.  This role reports directly to the Head of Research and Development. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement and execute scientific research and development projects in collaboration with the R&D team and external partners. 
  • Investigate the feasibility of applying a variety of scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions and products. 
  • Interpret experimental results and propose next steps.
  • Perform routine laboratory procedures such as PCR, electrophoresis, and genetic engineering of bacteria.
  • Help write documentation for lab SOPs and protocols.
  • Contribute to scientific literature and communicate the company’s technology at conferences.
  • Write initial patent drafts for projects within ownership.
  • Prepare presentations/reports for communication during weekly staff meetings.
  • Maintain electronic notebook.
  • Train technicians and interns, as needed upon onboarding.
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • 3 - 5 years professional experience in a research environment/biotech company 
  • PhD or MsC in a scientific discipline is preferred
  • Previous experience in a biotech start-up is a plus
  • Experience in biochemistry/protein engineering, molecular biology or microbiology
  • Hands-on experience with any of the following molecular methods is highly desired: 

· PCR/qPCR methods

· Sample preparation - crude extraction methods

· Genetic engineering in Bacillus subtilis

· Protein engineering

 

  • Strong analytical and conceptual capabilities, interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate with clarity
  • Proven ability to learn new skills quickly and adapt to new processes
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a dynamic environment with competing projects and deadlines
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Highly motivated and ability to work independently

Key Attributes

  • Drive and determination
  • Strong technical aptitude
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Strong team collaboration skills to ensure that demanding and difficult projects are handled smoothly and cooperatively to ensure the success of the projects
  • Strong communication skills
  • Self-starter
  • Driven to perform
  • Self-directed: needs little explicit direction
  • Able to organize and prioritize tasks to efficiently move projects forward

About Aanika Biosciences We are a New York City-based biotech start-up using synthetic biology to ensure the integrity of supply chains and reduce potential losses. We are growing rapidly and will significantly expand our operations over the next 12 months. Aanika Biosciences is located in the Industry City complex, a vibrant creative hub along the scenic Brooklyn waterfront. For more information on Aanika, please visit the company’s website at  www.aanikabio.com.  If interested contact: ejorgensen@aanikabio.com

 

Regulatory Affairs professional jobs at Cerneos Group

We are a life science consultancy in the fields of product development, scientific consulting, regulatory affairs and clinical development.  It’s a chance to work with the brightest entrepreneurs in the Biotech, Medical Device and Diagnostic innovators and drive international regulatory efforts. 

100% remote work and flexible scheduling. 

Qualifications:

Life science background with industry experience preferred but not required

Advanced Degree and RAC Certification preferred

See the attached job description for more details or contact Richard Tharin CEO of Cerneos Group rtharin@cerneos.com

 

Scientific consultant jobs at Cerneos Group

We are a life science consultancy in the fields of product development, scientific consulting, regulatory affairs, and clinical development.  It’s a chance to work with the brightest entrepreneurs in the Biotech, Medical Device, and Diagnostic innovators and drive international regulatory efforts. 

100% remote work and flexible scheduling. 

Qualifications:

Life science background with industry experience preferred but not required

Advanced Degree and RAC Certification preferred

See the attached job description for more details or contact Richard Tharin CEO of Cerneos Group rtharin@cerneos.com

 

Sr. Director, Regulatory Affairs Strategy Consultant Job

Duties: Lead the preparation of regulatory submissions to assure full compliance with all relevant requirements in the U.S. as well as in Europe, Canada, Japan, and Australia.

Provide strategic and operational input, guidance, and oversight to global project teams to assure that regulatory submissions and all aspects of regulatory compliance support Boston Biomedical's R&D objectives.

Develop and create regulatory compliance strategies for multiple clinical development projects.

Coordinate all aspects of the preparation, review, and submission of regulatory documents. This includes the clinical and non-clinical portions of documents.

Represent the Regulatory Affairs Department as a member of cross-functional project teams and provide guidance relating to changing global regulatory requirements.

Serve as the Company's Regulatory Affairs Lead in interactions with global health authorities including the FDA, EMA, MHRA, Health Canada, and ROW with respect to clinical submission documents.

Provide leadership and direction in the development of clinical regulatory documents including INDs, CTAs, BLAs, DMFs, NDAs, and MAAs.

Make submissions to global regulatory authorities, as required, and maintain an ongoing interactive relationship regarding these submissions.

Coordinate and maintain reporting schedules for regulatory applications.

Assure that all aspects of the Company's regulatory activities are conducted in full compliance with applicable regulations and at the highest level of ethical standards.

Create and maintain Regulatory Strategic Development plans and provide strategic input in global product development planning.

Identify and communicate to executive management information about potential regulatory issues; propose risk evaluations and mitigation strategies.

May assist in the development of the strategic & technical expertise of regulatory colleagues who are involved in supporting filings.

For more information contact Neethu Suresh at Connect Life Sciences nsuresh@ConnectLifeSciences.com

 

Jobs at Cold Spring Harbor

The careers page has the full list of opportunities that we are currently seeking qualified candidates. 

Postdoctoral Computational: 

Dobin Lab 

Postdoctoral Fellow: Wigler Lab 

Computational Science Developer: Meyers and Beyaz Lab 

Computational Science Analyst: Dobin Lab 

Biological Electron Microscopy Technologist

Organoid Shared Resource Core Facility Manager

For more information, contact recruiter Ashley Snyder asnyder@cshl.edu

 

Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator (Branch Chief) Opportunity at NIAID

Chief, Microbiology Review Branch-A, Scientific Review Program, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

The Scientific Review Program (SRP) in the Division of Extramural Activities (DEA) is seeking a dynamic, motivated individual with strong leadership skills to serve as chief of the Microbiology Review Branch-A (MRB-A). SRP manages the peer review of grant applications and contracts proposals submitted in response to NIAID-initiated requests for applications; program announcements; requests for proposals; Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contracts; and broad agency announcements. These initiatives address Institute-specific needs and announce funding opportunities that may be awarded as a research project (R01, R21) or program project (P) grant, cooperative agreement (U), research career development award (K), institutional training grant (T), conference grant or cooperative agreement (R13, U13), or contract (N01). SRP staff participate in initiative development, work to help formulate and guide peer review strategies to meet new or unusual requirements—most recently to effectively review applications proposing the development of vaccines and therapeutics to address COVID-19 and potential future pandemics—and collaborate closely with NIAID’s extramural program divisions and the DEA Office of the Director. MRB-A manages the review of initiatives sponsored by the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and is one of four branches in SRP that include a second Microbiology Review Branch, an AIDS Review Branch, and an Immunology Review Branch, the latter of which manages the review of initiatives sponsored by the Division of AIDS and the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation, respectively. The branch chief oversees up to 18 staff members that include the deputy chief, scientific review officers, and multiple review specialists and serves on an 11-person SRP management team alongside branch and deputy chiefs from the other SRP branches.

Candidates interested in learning more about the position in SRP can send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to jay.radke@nih.gov.

Required

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and demonstrate that they have worked independently in planning, organizing, and conducting biomedical behavioral health or health-related research and served effectively in research program administration in these fields.

Preferred

Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university

Competitive applicants are accomplished scientists or administrators with expertise in one or more areas of priority to NIAID and have a demonstrated understanding of how biomedical research is organized and conducted. 

The preferred candidate is expected to have a strong interest in organizational leadership, demonstrated communication skills, a strong interest in innovation, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively, set priorities, and contribute effectively as a member of the SRP management team.  

To Apply Visit USAJobs.gov and access the global recruitment health scientist administrator (scientific review officer) vacancy announcementsNIH-GR-DE-21-11224142 (U.S. citizens) and/or NIH-GR-MP-21-11224146 (status candidates) from September 20 through September 29, 2021. 

 

Health Scientist Administrator (Scientific Review Officer)

Division of Extramural Activities

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is seeking talented and motivated individuals to serve as Scientific Review Officers (SROs) in the Scientific Review Program (SRP) of the Division of Extramural Activities (DEA). SRP consists of four review branches: the AIDS Review Branch; Microbiology Review Branches A and B; and Immunology Review Branch, which manages the peer review of grant applications and contract proposals submitted in response to NIAID initiatives. These initiatives address Institute-specific needs and announce funding opportunities that may be awarded as a research project (R01, R21) or program project (P) grant, cooperative agreement (U), research career development award (K), institutional training grant (T), conference grant or cooperative agreement (R13, U13), or contract (N01). SRP staff participate in initiative development, help formulate and guide peer review strategies to meet new or unusual requirements, and collaborate closely with NIAID’s extramural program divisions and the DEA Office of the Director.

As the Designated Federal Official (DFO) in peer review, the SRO assesses submitted applications and proposals for compliance with funding opportunity announcement (FOA) instructions and HHS, NIH, and NIAID policies; identifies the areas of science represented and recruits, assigns, instructs, and oversees experts who evaluate and identify the most meritorious submissions; and completes summary statements and technical evaluation reports that represent the results of a scientific review meeting to program, acquisitions, and grants management stakeholders. NIAID SROs have broad expertise in infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, virology, bacteriology, parasitology and mycology and/or in immunology, allergy, and transplantation.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae (CV) to Dr. Jennifer Meyers atjennifer.meyers@nih.gov.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and demonstrate that they have worked independently in planning, organizing, and conducting biomedical behavioral health or health-related research and served effectively in research program administration in these fields.

To Apply Visit USAJobs.gov and access the global recruitment health scientist administrator (scientific review officer) vacancy announcements NIH-GR-DE-21-11222159 (U.S. citizens) and/or NIH-GR-MP-21-11222168 (status candidates) from September 20 through September 29, 2021. 

For more information about health scientist administrator positions and qualification requirements, visit Global Recruitment: Recruiting for all of NIH!

 

Pathways to Success in Biopharma Virtual Graduate Summit and Career Expo

Oct 27-28

Want to hear from biopharmaceutical leaders and learn more about what it’s like to work in the industry?  PhRMA will be hosting a two-day, free virtual summit for grad students, postdocs, and faculty.  The event will include industry recruiters, breakout rooms, an exhibition hall, and more.  Space is limited, register today by clicking here   See the attached flyer for more information. 

 

Emerging Technologies using AI in Life Sciences and Medicine

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning innovations are transforming the fields of Life Sciences, Medicine, and Healthcare.  Come join our Virtual event sponsored by I-Corps@Rutgers to hear Dr. Paul Weber, Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education for RWJMS and NJMS share some insights into these powerful new technologies and the potential for transforming healthcare. 

Wed Sept 29 from 3-4pm 

To register, click here

 

Colgate-Palmolive PhD experiential learning opportunity showcase 

The current PhD experiential learning opportunity (ELO) candidates will describe their projects and the experience in the program.  All five are in a year-long industry fellowship at Colgate Palmolive, working with different groups in the company, and participating in a variety of development activities. This presentation will be Rutgers’ opportunity to hear directly from these PhD candidates and their Colgate managers. The program has grown a great deal over the last year including expanding the number of students and fields of study.  The program is an excellent opportunity for PhD students to learn about and prepare for an industry career.

Monday, October 4th, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. 

Here is the Google Hangouts link.

 

NJ ACTs Translational Research Focus on Early Career Professionals

Interested in Expanding your Knowledge in Clinical and Translational Sciences? The New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Sciences (NJ ACTS) is inviting you to attend an interactive session to learn about various types of translational research. This virtual event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 5th at 5pm.  All Faculty, Students, and Staff are invited to attend. To register, click here. For more information, see the attached flyer

 

Nucelate’s Venture Creation Seminar Spotlight

Nucleate is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering tomorrow’s biotech leaders by providing today’s academic trainees with outstanding training and tools. We aim to democratize biotech by creating free and open educational resources. Nucleate is proud to operate in partnership with other student biotech groups.

Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic growth in interest on the part of venture capital (VC) firms for the in-house creation of biotech ventures. This seminar series will offer an insider's look at the exciting world of VC-led biotech company creation.

We will host representatives from industry-leading VC firms to share how they approach the venture creation process in a case study format. Come learn how some of the most iconic or up-and-coming companies have been born out of these firms!

REGISTER HERE Seminars will be held weekly at 6pm ET / 3pm PT. See the attached flyer for schedule. For more information contact Rutgers PhD student Poonam Chitalie pc395@gsbs.rutgers.edu Zoom info will be shared upon completion of the registration form.

Ready to start your own entrepreneur journey? Learn more and apply now to our Activator Program, due Nov. 1.

 

Rutgers I-Corps Site Program: Applications currently being accepted!

Rutgers innovators from ANY CAMPUS, ANY DEPARTMENT are encouraged to apply for Cohort 12 of the Rutgers I-Corps Site Programbeginning in mid-October. The Application Deadline has been extended to October 1st! Teams can apply at icorps.rutgers.edu or email questions to i-corps@research.rutgers.edu. See the attached flyer for more information. 

 

Our Future is Science Mentorship Program

This is an opportunity from the Aspen Institute and Coda SocietiesOur Future Is Science (OFIS) is a pipeline program that cultivates high-school students from underrepresented backgrounds to become leaders who will make a difference in the world through social justice and science. OFIS is looking for graduate science students to become mentors.

OFIS pairs high-school students and science Ph.D. and master's students who will grow together. The initiative caters especially to students who identify as Black, Latinx, Indigenous American, Pacific Islander, and/or are from a rural or low-income area. Mentors will lead committed students from around the country through a year-long virtual journey of mentorship, scientific learning, and career exploration. OFIS mentors will gain experience to promote their own professional development through networking opportunities, curriculum development, and impacting the future of the scientific workforce. Mentors will receive an honorarium for their participation. 

Applications are being accepted from now until October 4th. Learn more in the attached flyer or by clicking here. Contact Caroline Gelb  caroline@ourfutureisscience.org

 

Career Planning Events from the NIH

Career Planning for Scientists

Sep 27, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Register (zoom- link to be shared day of event)

More Information

 

FELCOM event: Careers in Big Data/Data Science/Bioinformatics Panel

Sep 30, 2021 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Register (zoom- link to be shared day of the event)

More Information including speakers

 

For more information about any of these announcements, contact the program directors: 

September 2021

You can read the latest iJOBS Blog posts by Natalie Losada about Exploring Scientific Communication Career . 

 

Job as Research Scientist at Optimeos Life Sciences

This role is for a cell biologist in gene therapy and nanotechnology R&D. 

Optimeos Life Sciences is pioneering the next generation of RNA nanotechnology. We are a venture-backed early-stage company commercializing technology developed at Princeton University addressing a growing multi-billion dollar industry. We are searching for a new team member to help advance programs with biopharmaceutical companies as well as our own NIH/NSF-funded internal programs. 

Join a close-knit, dynamic team at our lab space, located at the Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs. Gain invaluable biotech start-up experience and shape the future of Optimeos as we work to enable new therapeutic modalities. 

Experience Level: PhD (with industry or postdoc experience beneficial) 

Location: Princeton, NJ 

Start Date: Fall/Winter 2021 (flexible). Full-time 

Description: Incumbent will bring strong biology expertise to bear on key challenges in RNA and protein/antibody drug delivery. They will also help shape and lead future biology functions within the company. Responsibilities will include: leading cell-based characterization studies of formulations, assessing potential programs and partnerships for feasibility, contributing to grant writing/management, authoring patents when justified, planning/overseeing external in vivo studies, and developing new in-house capabilities. Some hands-on formulation work will be part of the role. 

Qualifications: 

  • PhD in a relevant field (Cell or Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, etc.) 
  • Expertise in mammalian cell culture (required) 
  • Proficiency in standard techniques required, which may include microscopy, transfections, flow cytometry, gene expression, PCR/qPCR, etc. 
  • Experience with small animal studies and protocols (desired) 
  • Experience with protein, nucleotide, or peptide characterization (beneficial) 
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience (beneficial) 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Self-motivated and self-directed. 

If interested or seeking more information, please contact info@optimeos.com or Chet Markwalter, PhD Senior Research Scientist 

 

Postdoc Position at FDA in Center for Devices and Radiological Health

The Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL) is the laboratory of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the Food and DrugAdministration (FDA). OSEL performs product testing; develops reliable standardized test methods for CDRH and industry use; performs anticipatory scientific investigations on emerging technologies; contributes laboratory data to national and international standards used in CDRH decision making; provides scientific and technical training for CDRH staff members, and maintains laboratory collaborations and relationships with scientific researchers in academia and other Federal laboratories. OSEL also coordinates and oversees CDRH’s activities that support the development of national and international standards.

OPEN DATE: October 2021 

CLOSING DATE: When a position is filled.

SALARY RANGE: Stipend level will be commensurate with experience and level of training

*For a graduate student, this salary may be used to supplement other sources of graduate student funding, such as a university stipend, grant, or other fellowship. It is contingent upon agreement between the candidate, FDA, and the candidate's graduate advisor.

POSITION INFORMATION: This appointment is offered through the CDRH Postgraduate Research Participation Program and is administered by the Oak RidgeInstitute for Science and Education (ORISE). The program is open to all qualified U.S. and non-U.S citizens without regard to race, color, age religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran. The individual selected for appointments will not become employees ofORISE, ORAU, DOE, FDA, CDRH, or any other office or agency. Program participants will be paid a monthly stipend. This is not a career-conditional competitive position.

Project Duties: The candidate will be part of a collaborative team working to conduct exploratory research to investigate a potential link between implant surface texture, microbial biofilms, mechanobiology, and carcinogenic transformation of leukocytes at the soft tissue/implant interface. This project is multi-faceted with focus areas involved in [1] using a computational tissue biomechanics model to estimate interstitial solid and hydrodynamic stresses around a soft tissue implant, [2] conducting 3D mechanobiological tissue/cell culture models, [3] developing and using microbiological models of bacterial biofilm formation, [4] understanding of immunological phenotyping of leukocyte populations, and [5] analytical chemistry to apply a proteomics approach to characterize extracellular matrix components released by cells. Candidates with experience in one or more of these areas will be considered.

The position has the potential to be funded for two years, depending on performance and available funding.

Qualifications: Generally, the candidate must be organized, a self-starter, independent, a good communicator, persistent, and must be both quantitative and creative.

The ideal graduate student candidate will be pursuing a graduate degree in Biomedical Engineering/Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science/Materials Engineering, Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, or a related field. She/he will have completed most coursework/examinations and will be devoted to research.

The postdoctoral candidate will be a recent PhD graduate in Biomedical Engineering/Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science/Materials Engineering, Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, or a related field.

Preferred candidates will have familiarity, education /training, and/or experience with a combination of the following: [1] computational modeling (FEBio, COMSOL), [2] cell/molecular biology (3D cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISA, cytokine proteomics arrays, COMET assay, etc.), [3] surface modification techniques, [4] analytical chemistry analyses of proteins (chromatography/mass spectrometry, etc.), and/or [5] microbiological analyses (tissue models, bacterial adhesion and colonization/growth assays, etc.).

How to Apply: Qualified applicants may send a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information of three professional references to Dr. Hainsworth Shin (hainsworth.shin@fda.hhs.gov) with the subject heading "FDA/CDRH Tissue-Implant Interface Project”.

 

IndieBio NY - Intern & Fellow

Indie Bio is a startup development program under the venture capital firm SOSV

Job Description:

  • Sourcing: Engage in direct sourcing of opportunities that meet IndieBio's investment criteria within a specific sector (to be mutually agreed based upon candidate experience and IndieBio need)
    • Lead efforts to meet, review, track, and triage candidates received via portal applications
    • Source non-portal applicants via direct outreach efforts to founders 
    • Sign two companies into the Spring 2022 program
  • Diligence: Review and validate opportunities for consideration in IndieBio's Spring 2022 Program
    • Determine viability of science and/or technology-based upon novelty and the company's technical development roadmap
    • Determine commercialization opportunity based upon the company's business model, patent strategy, regulatory strategy, and go-to-market strategy
  • Ecosystem Outreach: Develop connectivity with technology transfer offices, incubators, accelerators, lab spaces, and other organizations nationwide
    • Build a consistent pipeline within a specific sector for non-portal applicants
    • Set up program information sessions and/or events to drive IndieBio awareness, deal flow, and connectivity to the innovation ecosystem
  • Portfolio Management: Drive conversion of selected applications to signature 
    • Document and track applicant interactions and details
    • Work with IndieBio NY team and SOSV Legal to extend letters of intent and obtain binding investment document signatures 

Commitment: 

  • Part-time and full-time internships through the fall  
    • Part-time internships (~10 hours/week, remote) are available starting from October 1 - December 15 
    • Full-time internships (~40 hours/week, remote or in-person) are available starting from October 1 - December 15 
  • In-person option at Rockefeller University until December 15
  • Compensation: $28.00 / hour

Candidate:

  • Knowledge of Google office / Microsoft suite
  • Science background, any discipline but some knowledge of molecular biology preferred
  • Existing network of entrepreneurs and contacts in the life sciences industry preferred
  • Experience working with and evaluating early-stage companies
  • Ability to communicate with investors and mentors in a professional manner

Interested candidates can reach out to iJOBS trainee Bhargava Nemmaru (bn156@scarletmail.rutgers.edu) who did an internship with them this summer and he can connect you with the IndieBio New York team after an introductory conversation.

 

Seminar on Translating Research from Bench to Bedside

Interested in Expanding your Knowledge in Clinical and Translational Sciences? The New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Sciences (NJ ACTS) is inviting you to attend an interactive session on Tuesday, September 21st at 5pm to learn about various types of translational research. This virtual event is will be led by Lauren Aleksunes, PharmD, PhD who is the NJ ACTS Workforce Development Core Lead. Registration is required. See the attached flyer for more details and click here to register.

Nucleate Activator Program for those interested in startups

Are you an academic trainee (Post-doc/Ph.D.) interested in building life science startups? Are you passionate about therapeutics, diagnostics, medtech, or synthetic biology? Nucleate is a student-run nonprofit organization that facilitates the formation of new life science ventures. By connecting scientific trainees with business students, our equity-free activator program establishes teams that ultimately create companies to tackle the biggest challenges in human health (Bio Track) and sustainability (Eco Track). With a world-class advisor network of startup founders, executives, venture investors, and renowned scientists, we provide support and mentorship to drive biotech innovation. Nucleate operates in partnership with the GRO Biotech community and other student-led groups in the New York area. Nucleate operates in coordination with the tech transfer offices at Albert Einstein, Columbia, CSHL, Mount Sinai, MSKCC, NYU, Rockefeller, Rutgers, and Weill Cornell. It is also partnered with the GRO Biotech community and other student-led groups in New York. Please email nyc@nucleate.xyz if you have any further questions. Over three years, Nucleate has formed and supported 29 companies through our activator model. Our alumni have gone on to raise over $24M in funding to develop new technologies for protein sequencing (Glyphic), drug design (Manifold Bio), microbial fertilizer (Ivu Biologics), and biomanufacturing (FarmForward). Apply here before November 1st, 2021. Visit our website to learn more.

Speed Schmooze for Postdocs

Columbia's Postdoc Office is running another speed schmooze for the upcoming National Postdoc Awareness Week (NPAW)! The event is for postdocs to meet, mingle, make friends and have fun. In the past, postdocs have really enjoyed the event. This event is not intended to focus on any work topics, politics, viruses, or anything stressful, but instead will focus on building connections and having fun!  Open to all postdocs, regardless of institution. 

NPAW Postdoc Speed Schmooze

Wednesday, September 22nd 5-6PM

RSVP by clicking here

 

Career Coaching Series - Designing Your Life: Learn To Human Better 

Does it feel like you don’t have a direction over how your postdoc experience is going?  Not sure it will ever change?  These workshops will help and are hosted by NYU but are open to all. The program will be lead by the Handel Group.  

Fall 2021, 4-part mini-series Mondays, September 20 - October 18 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Workshop 1: Get Your Head Under New Management Monday, September 20 @ 6p - 7p ET

Workshop 2: Illuminating the Source of Results  Monday, September 27 @ 6p - 7p ET

Workshop 3: Traits and How to Leash and Leverage Them for Success Monday, October 4 @ 6p - 7p ET

Workshop 4: Powerful and Effective Communication  Monday, October 18 @ 6p -7p ET

Register by clicking here

 

Job as Grant Proposal Developer for the Liberty Science Center

Liberty Science Center is seeking a Grant Proposal Developer to join its External Affairs team which will be responsible for creating and executing the institution’s annual fundraising strategies.  The position focuses heavily on grant writing and research.  The Developer is responsible for writing and preparing winning grant proposals designed to secure funding from public institutions, private foundations, corporations, and other grant-giving entities to support LSC’s operations and program.  For more information and to apply, click here.  You can also contact Rutgers alum Kara Mann, LSC STEM Program Developer kmann@lsc.org

 

Biopharma Job Postings in NJ

To see the BioNJ jobs board for the latest postings, click here

 

For more information about any of these announcements, contact the program directors: 

September 2021

Congratulations to all the iJOBS trainees who have landed their first job recently:

Arun Reddy - Research Scientist at TCG Greenchem Inc

Igor Ivanovski - Assistant Professor Tenure Track at St. Joseph’s College

Bob Dowden - Research Scientist in the Institute of Metabolic Disorders at Genesis Biotechnology Group

Brandon Trainor - CAR-T Scientist at Eurofins

Vinam Puri - Formulation Research Scientist II at Solaris Pharma Corporation

Shilpaa Mukundan - Scientist in Lead Discovery and Optimization at BMS

Bhargava Nemmaru - Process Development Scientist at Amgen

Brian Canter - Senior Policy Analyst at Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Kalkal Trivedi - Senior Research Associate in the Bioassay Group at Absorption Systems

 

iJOBS blog interest meeting 

Please attend to learn more about how you can get involved in the blog and gain experience as a writer plus build your network. 

Thursday Oct 14 from 1-2:30pm

https://rutgers.webex.com/rutgers/j.php?MTID=m627300b1cdba110dd84480e3931a8ee7

Meeting number: 2623 030 9733

Password: 9zKKg2eMpU3

If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer you can also send an email to rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com

 

Career Exploration and Success Virtual Career & Internship Fair 

Sept 17 from 12:00-4:00. It will be one large event, with four fairs going on simultaneously:

  • Business, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship, Arts, Media, Communication, and Hospitality
  • Education, Social and Human Services, Policy, and Law
  • Environment, Food and Agriculture, Medical, Life Sciences, and Public Health
  • Technology, Engineering and Physical Sciences

There are employers within each area indicated above that are looking to hire graduate students (masters, doctoral, post-docs and alumni). To register for the Environment, Food and Agriculture, Medical, Life Sciences, and Public Health fair through Handshake, click here.

 

NIH Office of Training (OITE) is offering some great virtual workshops this week

 

5th Annual Career Development Program at  The University of Illinois at Chicago 

This event will be held virtually from Sept 20-24. 

The event is open to all in the community including grad students and postdocs. The full agenda and registration can be found here

September 2021

The iJOBS blog has a fresh look on the new SGS website so check it out! You can read the latest post by Helena Mello about the Practice Interview Session with J&J

 

Management Consulting Project Opportunities

The solution Lab provides training and leadership experiences to the next generation of healthcare and life science professionals.  Volunteer analysts and project leaders work part-time on small, interdisciplinary teams and challenging projects for clients in the life sciences and healthcare industries.  

The following are qualities of ideal candidates:

Pursuing or completed an advanced degree (e.g. PhD, PharmD)

Background in life sciences, healthcare, and/or business

Willing to commit at least 12 hr/week for 10-12 weeks

Able to attend virtual meetings 2x/week. 

Submit a one-page resume with a bullet-pointed cover letter to recruiting@thesolutionlab.org by Sept 9.  See attached flyer for more information.

 

Doctoral Student Recruiting Event

Welcome back! We hope you had a terrific summer and are ready for another great semester! Staff at Career Exploration and Success (CES) have been working hard behind the scenes to arrange a virtual networking and recruiting event just for doctoral students. We hope you’ll join us on September 14thfrom 3:00-5:00 to learn about possible career opportunities and network with employers looking to hire YOU, future PhDs!

This interactive session will allow employers to provide a brief 3-minute overview of their organization to the entire group so you can learn about their mission, goals, and hiring processes. Then, in breakout rooms, you will have the opportunity to meet with employers in smaller groups with other student attendees to share your research, skills, interest in the industry, and how you plan on applying your knowledge and experiences to the world of work. Think of these break-out group meetings as a way for you to practice interviewing while networking in a supportive environment! Get your resume ready- we will be collecting them to share with the employers in attendance after the event!

The following employers will be in attendance: Agilent Technologies, Center For Strategic & International Studies, CytoSorbents, LabCorp, Morgan Stanley, Northern Light Health, NeurAbilities, Pace Analytical Life Sciences

Event Name: From Doctoral Candidate to Job Candidate: Doctoral Student Virtual Networking & Recruiting Event

Date and Time: September 14th, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Register Here

University-Industry Demonstration Partnership Connection Event

Sept 13-17 Virtually

UIDP brings together those who are responsible for managing and coordinating University-Industry relationships (engagement, contracting, licensing, relationships, alignment of priorities, trainee engagements, etc.).  For example,  UIDP provides insight into the RFPs from Facebook, Amazon, Google, Sony, etc (see UIDP resources -- access requires your Rutgers.edu email).  UIDP is a great resource for best practices in corporate engagement and partnership building.

  • The agenda of the conference may be relevant to you as well as our graduate students and postdocs; for example, there are networking opportunities where they can meet industry representatives.  Please encourage participation.
  • Registration with a Rutgers.edu email address.  There is no cost to participating thanks to the Institutional Access.
  • Instructions to register are below.  Click on this link to register. Please use the Voucher codeCONNECTACCESS2021

 

Positions at Croda in Princeton

Croda is a gleba specialty chemical company inspired by nature.  They have a number of positions open that you can see by clicking here. Please contact Sreejit Menon (Sreejit.Menon@croda.com) for more information. 

Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering 

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has been running annual workshops entitled "Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering" (CASE).  These workshops are intended for students and concern various aspects of science and technology policy-making at national and local levels.  See this site for more information. 

Rutgers has been sending 3 or 4 students to CASE for the past few years.

This year the workshop will be virtual.  Everyone can attend at no cost. Students in the past who attended enjoyed the event and learned a lot about how science and government interact. The workshop would be of interest to those in all areas, particularly science and related areas, as well as areas related to public policy.The registration page for the upcoming Virtual CASE Workshop (Sept. 23-24) is now live at this addressFollowing the workshop, the School of Graduate Studies would like to hold a short virtual event where those who were able to attend could share what they learned with the larger student community.

 

Jobs in the Life Sciences in NJ

Click here to see postings on the BioNJ Talent Network jobs portal

 

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August 2021

The iJOBS blog has a fresh look on the new SGS website so check it out! You can read the latest post by Brianna Alexander about What Can You Do with a PhD? Writing for 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, emairutgersijobsblog@gmail.com

 

Job or Internship as R&D Scientist (Formulation/Analytical) at Aspire, LLC in Somerset, NJ

A. Successful candidate will be a self-motivated, team player and talented individual. Hands-on formulation/analytical experience in consumer and pharmaceutical products, such as solution, suspension, semisolid and/or solid formulations is a big plus.

B.  MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare and develop prototype formulations for a variety of product types.
  • Conduct analytical testing on formulations and raw materials following compendial or in-house methods.
  • Possess the ability to work independently to solve the problem in the most efficient manner possible.
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and detailed experimental records.
  • Ability to set up and maintain various equipment used.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area at all times.
  • Comply with company policies and standards

C.  EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-3 years experience in formulation or analytical testing of Cosmetics, Personal Care, Consumer, OTC or Pharmaceutical products. Hands-on experience in nanoparticles, lipid-based formulations is a big plus.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with formulation experience coupled with analytical laboratory experience in operating HPLC, dissolution, UV, etc.
  • Quick learner with a “can-do” attitude and actions. Highly productive and self-motivated.
  • Exhibit high-quality writing, communication and time-management skills as well as proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and similar programs
  • Demonstrate compliance with procedures and policies.
  • Strong attention to detail. 
  • For more information and to apply, contact Julia Zhang, PhD Director of Pharmaceutical Development, Aspire LLC julia.zhang@aspire-pharma.com 732-447-1444 ext 1699

D.  MINIMUM/PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: B.S. degree with minimum 1-year laboratory experience, M.S. Pharm D or PhD. in Chemistry, Biophysical/biochemical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences or related scientific fields required. Hands-on experience in nanoparticles, lipid-based formulations is a big plus.

 

Senior TechAdvance Fellowship at Rutgers

We are calling for applications for Year 2 with an effective date beginning Fall 2021 for a year. This program is directed towards graduate and post-graduate candidates at RU (Masters, Ph.D, Postdoctoral candidates) across all disciplines and all RU campuses. The program will impart training, hands-on experience, internal and external networking as well as accessibility to useful resources within Innovation Ventures and Office for Research. The selected Sr. Fellow will be paid $20-25/hr, depending on Fellow’s background and subject to University policies / Departmental criteria. Attached is the Sr. Fellowship description. The deadline for application is September 15, 2021.  To learn more about TechAdvance, please visit our new website. For more information, contact EZ Pires at eusebio.pires@rutgers.edu

 

Merck Emerging Talent Symposium

Merck welcomes you to the 1st Annual Emerging Talent Symposium to be held virtually on Thursday, November 4th, 2021!  This event hopes to attract participants from across a diverse community to showcase their talents.  This meeting is an excellent opportunity for students studying in STEM fields, at undergraduate and graduate levels, to network with scientists across several organizations within Merck Research Labs. There will be opportunities to discuss research and science, learn about possible career paths at Merck, meet with recruiting teams, and begin relationships with potential mentors. Visit the symposium website here and see the attached flyer for more details.

Application Opens

August 24th, 2021

Applications Close

September 17th, 2021

 

IBE Cambridge Certificate Program

The Institute for Biomedical Entrepreneurship (IBE) develops and delivers a variety of formal and informal educational programs for researchers and other innovators which will:

  • Provide an understanding of the execution processes involved in developing ideas into commercial successes, the major components of full-cycle development of an idea into a successful enterprise;
  • Prepare participants to readily analyze and validate the commercial potential of their research, and to intelligently evaluate potential startup opportunities for personal involvement;
  • Leave participants capable of beginning the implementation process on ideas that merit development, and;
  • Provide participants access to resources for developing their ideas and pursuing validated opportunities for commercial development.

The IBE certificate program can be useful for anyone having an idea and much, little or no pre-existing entrepreneurial experience. The format is designed as a resource for multiple audiences including faculty, researchers, staff, and alumni with an interest in biomedical innovation and commercialization. Participants successfully completing the program requirements will have access to the business development and financing resources of the IBE’s extensive network and project development company.

45 hours of classwork and individual sessions with instructors and IBE network advisors, plus project time, and follow-on engagement with the IBE network.

November 10-14 from a8am-6pm ET, For more information, click here

 

BioNJ’s talent services career portal

Featuring a state-of-the-art platform, you’ll enjoy a sophisticated search engine and many user-friendly features -including being able to set up personal job alerts! 

  • 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

Click here so hiring managers can find you.

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August 2021

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Shashikala Sasidhran who got a job as a Scientist - Advanced Imaging and Digital Histopathology at VISIKOL Inc.  

 

Senior Scientist, Transporters, and In Vitro Technologies at Merck

This position will contribute to Merck's drug discovery and clinical development efforts in the Transporter & In Vitro Technologies (T&IVT) Group within the Department of Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Drug Metabolism (PPDM) at Merck Research Laboratories in West Point, PA.  The main goal of this group is to develop and execute assays that will predict the disposition of drug candidates and provide insights into the potential for drug-drug interactions by being a substrate or inhibitor of drug-metabolizing enzymes or transporters.  Successful candidates should have a passion for generating high-quality in vitro data for use by project teams across a range of therapeutic areas and must have independent bench level skills for working with a range of in vitro assay systems as well as the capacity to contribute to complex research projects. Candidates must have demonstrated leadership as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Education Minimum Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree with 7+ years relevant experience, Master’s degree with 4+ years relevant experience, or a Ph.D. Appropriate subjects for the highest degree include pharmaceutical sciences, biochemistry, molecular or cell biology, pharmacology, chemistry, or related field.

Required Experience and Skills:

Track record of working collaboratively in a team environment delivering results for complex in vitro biological systems

Cell culture, ability to perform experiments per established protocols and design novel experiments to solve challenging problems

Data analysis and interpretation using tools such as Excel, Graphpad PRISM, ability to document results and generate reports for regulatory submissions

Working knowledge of absorption, distribution, and metabolism of small molecules and peptides

Autonomy, attention to detail, critical thinking, growth mindset

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience conducting in vitro drug transporter or metabolism studies such as induction, substrate phenotyping, and inhibition assays in recombinant cell lines, vesicles and primary hepatocytes or comparable cell-based systems.
  • Experience working at a research-driven pharmaceutical company
  • Experience with automation and/or developing complex liquid handling methodologies for in vitro experiments
  • Basic understanding of quantitation using radiometric or LC/MS methods
  • To apply, click here or contact Jingjing Guo jingjing.guo@merck.com 

 

Senior Scientist, Analytical R&D at Merck

The Small Molecule Analytical Research & Development (SMAR&D) department of our Research & Development Division is seeking applicants for a Senior Scientist position available at its Rahway, New Jersey research facility. SMAR&D supports analytical characterization from early development to filing/commercialization for a variety of molecules including, typical small molecules, peptides, oligonucleotides, novel excipients, linkers for bioconjugation, and enzymes for bio-catalysis, etc.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Senior Scientist is a laboratory-based scientific role tasked with solving complex analytical problems at the interface of chemistry, engineering, and lab informatics disciplines to enable the development of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). The successful applicant will be expected to solve challenging chemistry problems by application of one or more analytical techniques, including but not limited to, liquid chromatography, supercritical fluid chromatography, gas chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, ion chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, etc. The successful candidate must be able to effectively collaborate in a fast-paced, integrated, multidisciplinary team environment. 

Education Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in chemistry or related field or M.S. in chemistry or related field with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Candidates receiving Ph.D. in 2021 are also eligible to apply.

Required Experience and Skills: 

  • Strong background and experience in separation science

  • Demonstrated scientific ability through publications and presentations in scientific conferences.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated creativity, and strong interpersonal skills. 

  • Ability to deliver complex objectives under aggressive timelines in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Ability to work in a team environment with cross-functional interactions

Preferred Experience and Skills: Experience in areas such as bioconjugate chemistry, design & characterization of protein linkers, analytical characterization of large molecules and/or antibody-drug conjugates

To apply, click here or contact Joe Fantuzzo joseph_fantuzzo@merck.com

 

Associate Principal Scientist, Analytical R&D at Merck

The Small Molecule Analytical Research & Development (SMAR&D) department of our Research & Development Division is seeking applicants for the Associate Principal Scientist position available at its Rahway, New Jersey research facility. SMAR&D supports analytical characterization from early development to filing/commercialization for a variety of molecules including, typical small molecules, peptides, oligonucleotides, novel excipients, linkers for bioconjugation, and enzymes for bio-catalysis etc.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Associate Principal Scientist is a laboratory-based scientific role tasked with solving complex analytical problems at the interface of chemistry, engineering, and lab informatics disciplines to enable the development of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). The successful applicant will be expected to solve challenging chemistry problems by application of one or more analytical techniques, including but not limited to, liquid chromatography, supercritical fluid chromatography, gas chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, ion chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, etc. The successful candidate must be able to effectively collaborate in a fast-paced, integrated, multidisciplinary team environment. 

Education Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or related field with at least 4 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry within chemistry, analytical chemistry or related field, or M.S. with at least 8 years of experience.

Required Experience and Skills: 

  • Experience leading small groups of technical personnel and/or analytical projects.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated creativity, and strong interpersonal skills. 

  • Ability to work in a team environment with cross-functional interactions is essential.

  • Demonstrated scientific ability through publications and presentations in scientific conferences.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in areas such as synthetic/physical organic chemistry, mechanistic/kinetic studies of chemical reactions, continuous monitoring using process analytical tools, or lab automation/informatics.   

  • Evidence of strong cross-functional collaboration in an academic or industrial setting. 

To apply, click here or contact Joe Fantuzzo joseph_fantuzzo@merck.com

 

Tech Transfer Internship for Rutgers students and postdocs

I am pleased to let you know that Rutgers Office for Research is launching its 2021-2022 Innovation Ventures Technology Transfer Fellowship Program. This Fellowship Program is designed for postdocs and graduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in Intellectual Property Law, Business Development, and/or Academic Technology Transfer, as well as students pursuing Master’s degree in business who are interested in gaining hands-on experiences in Marketing and Business Development. 

If you are interested, please fill out the attached form and email it along with your CV and a brief statement on the nature of your interest to shemaila.sultana@rutgers.edu by 9/10/2021. The program will start on 9/24/2021 at 3 pm. 

 

3 common mistakes PhDs make when starting their non-academic job search (from Itzamarie Cheve-Torres, PhD)
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, we’ve learned what makes, and breaks, a non-academic job search.
In this webinar, L. Maren Wood, PhD (Founder of Beyond the Professoriate) will share with you these results. 
After attending this webinar, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify common mistakes PhDs make when applying for non-academic jobs.
  • Apply proven strategies so that you can avoid making these mistakes.
  • Recognize the most critical piece of a non-academic job search.
  • Identify resources in Aurora that can help you in your job search. 

To register, click this link

 

24th Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium on August 26-31

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 24th Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium is open! The annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium aims to provide scholars and early-career scientists with an opportunity to explore various career options in the biomedical sciences and create a contact network as they plan for their future careers.
This year, the event is being held over 4 days and will feature workshops, panel discussions, a chance to network with company representatives, and a chance to sign up for a CV/resume review/networking session.
Register to attend the virtual symposium (August 26/27)
Sign-up for a CV/resume review/networking meeting (August 30/21)
Learn more about the symposium (agenda, invited speakers, companies, & more) 
Registration will close on August 24th unless the remaining slots fill before then.

 

Transitioning from Research to Science Policy Seminar

Speaker Leslie C. Thompson, PhD Health Science Policy Analyst at Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) at the NIH

Sponsored by The Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology

Tues Sept 21 at 12pm by WebEx.  See the attached flyer for details.

 

Virtual Career Fair for Life Sciences
Women In Bio is hosting a virtual career fair Wednesday, September 22, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. PDT to connect employers with job seekers in the life sciences industry for related career positions. This is an excellent opportunity to hear from companies large and small about the career opportunities available in Seattle and around the United States. 
Our virtual event will provide time to explore career options from WIB’s sponsors and make meaningful connections with professionals. Attendees will hear from leaders in the life sciences industry and research organizations. To learn more and register, 
click here

 

Jobs in the Biopharma Industry in NJ

Click here to see the BioNJ job postings for open positions in the NJ area 


 

August 2021

iJOBS Events

 

iJOBS and Erdos Institute Seminar: Norell Hadzmichalis, PhD Bayer Global R&D Director

Rutgers PhD alum Norell Hadzimichalis, PhD will share her experiences as a licensing associate in the tech transfer and business development office at Rutgers which then led to a position at RB as the Head of Global Open Innovation and Partnerships followed by the Director of Pain and Cardio Global R&D at Bayer.  You will learn how to transfer your skills from an academic setting to an industry and move up the ladder to a director position. 

Sept 9 from 12-1pm

To register, click here

https://us06web.zoom.us/my/erdosinstitute

 

iJOBS Networking: Practice networking session with BioPharma Networking Group

iJOBS is joining forces with the New Jersey, New York, and Toronto BioPharma Networking Groups (BPNG) to offer an informal and beneficial virtual networking opportunity! There will be many professionals, alumni, and current students/postdocs in attendance to meet and network within breakout rooms.  You will learn how easy and low-key networking can be so you don’t stress about it.  BPNG is a not-for-profit, all-inclusive life and health science professional community that actively promotes the "real power" of networking. They are collaborators, peers, and mentors all looking to support each other at ALL career stages and our region in the spirit of innovation and growth.

Sept 21 from 6-7:30pm

To register, click here

https://rutgers.zoom.us/my/alderja Passcode: Janet

Phone only dial +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 419 868 7830

 

iJOBS Simulation: Medical Affairs

Medical Affairs is a growing area in pharmaceutical companies appropriate for PhDs to get jobs.  Learn the specific roles of a Medical Science Liaison, Medical Information, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy from Paul Weber, PharmD and participate in a simulation Medical Affairs case study for hands-on experience. 

Sept 30 from 2-4pm

To register, click here

https://rutgers.zoom.us/my/alderja Passcode: Janet

Phone only dial +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 419 868 7830

 

iJOBS Related Events

 

Job as Senior Scientist in Transporters and In Vitro Technologies at Merck, in West Point, PA

Our Company is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity, and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement, and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

This position will contribute to our Company's drug discovery and clinical development efforts in the Department of Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism (PPDM) at our Research & Development Division West Point. The main goal of this group is to develop and execute assays that will predict the disposition of drug candidates and provide insights into the potential for drug-drug interactions by being a substrate or inhibitor of drug-metabolizing enzymes or transporters.  Successful candidates should have a passion for generating high-quality in vitro PPDM data for use by project teams across a range of therapeutic areas and must have independent bench-level in vitro skills as well as the capacity to contribute to complex research projects. The candidate must have demonstrated leadership and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

Education Minimum Requirement:

·       Bachelor’s degree with 7+ years relevant experience, Master’s degree with 4+ years relevant experience, or a Ph.D. Appropriate subjects for the highest degree include biology, biochemistry, chemistry, pharmacology, or related field.

Required Experience and Skills**:

·       Track record of working collaboratively in a team environment delivering results for complex in vitro biological systems

·       Cell culture, ability to perform experiments per established protocols and design novel experiments to solve challenging problems, data analysis and interpretation using tools like Graphpad PRISM, ability to document results and generate reports for regulatory submissions

·       Working knowledge of absorption, distribution, and metabolism of small molecules and peptides

·       Autonomy, attention to detail, critical thinking, growth mindset

Preferred Experience and Skills:

·       Experience conducting in vitro drug transporter or metabolism studies such as induction, substrate phenotyping, and inhibition assays in recombinant cell lines, vesicles, and primary hepatocytes or comparable cell-based systems.

·       Experience working at a research-driven pharmaceutical company

·       Experience with automation and/or developing complex liquid handling methodologies for in vitro experiments

·       Basic understanding of quantitation using radiometric or LC/MS methods

To see full job description and application, click here. For more information, contact iJOBS alum Jingjing Guo jingjing.guo@merck.com

 

Multiple Jobs at the CRO Inotiv 

Answering the right questions on time and with high-quality data is the key to achieving your objectives. At Inotiv, clinical decision support is our focus: We deliver a comprehensive and integrated range of right-size toxicology services, analysis, bioanalysis, and DMPK and consulting solutions. Click here to view the website about Inotiv. There are multiple open positions you can view via this website

 

Senior TechAdvance Fellowship

We are calling for applications for Year 2 with an effective date beginning September 2021 for a year. This program is directed towards graduate and post-graduate candidates at RU (Masters, Ph.D, Postdoctoral candidates) across all disciplines and all RU campuses. The program will impart training, hands-on experience, internal and external networking as well as accessibility to useful resources within Innovation Ventures and Office for Research. The selected Sr. Fellow will be paid $20-25/hr, depending on Fellow’s background and subject to University policies / Departmental criteria. Attached is the Sr. Fellowship description. The deadline for application is 30th August 2021.  To learn more about TechAdvance, please visit our new website. For more information, contact EZ Pires at eusebio.pires@rutgers.edu

 

For more information about any of these announcements, contact the program directors: 


 

 

August 2021

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Melody Wren who has a job a the STEMCivics Charter School in Ewing, NJ as the Biotechnology teacher.  

 

Job as Scientist in Immunobiology and Biomarkers Research at Arbutus in Warminster, PA

The candidate will be joining a dynamic team focussed on:

  • Providing immunology support for our drug discovery programs against chronic hepatitis b (CHB)
  • Contribute to clinical biomarker research assessing the effects of our drug candidates in potentiating antiviral immune responses in CHB patients

This position offers opportunities for growth and learning about the drug discovery process, from screening to clinical development, as well as opportunities to present and publish their work. The website for Arbutus Biopharma can be found hereFor more information on the job posting, see attached flyer and contact Emily Thi, PhD Director of Immunobiology and Biomarkers Research ethi@arbutusbio.com

 

Job as Senior Scientist in Transporters and In Vitro Technologies at Merck, in West Point, PA

For more information, contact iJOBS alum Jingjing Guo jingjing.guo@merck.com

 

Job as Senior Research Project Manager at NYU Langone Health

In this role, the successful candidate will manage and deliver complex enterprise projects and ensure timely achievement, within budget and with quality assurance. The candidate will oversee operations including administrative and supervisory functions for 8-10 federally funded grants, 20 staff members housed in 3 hospitals including NYU Langone Health, Bellevue Hospital and the Veterans Health Administration. The ideal candidate has experience with providing advanced expertise in advancing complex projects as well as has experience mentoring and developing less experienced staff. Responsible for overall coordination, status reporting and stability of project oriented tasks. Candidate should have a keen sense for identifying, mitigating and escalating risks through proper channels. Functions independently with limited work direction.

Responsibilities include:

  • Team Leadership 
  • Data Management
  • Developing study materials
  • Oversee Recruitment
  • Provide guidance to coordinators, research data associates and other staff as needed
  • Staff allocation: oversee the selection and training of qualified clerical, administrative, and research staff: assigning clear roles and responsibilities, providing effective supervision, and managing performance to ensure efficient operations.  
  • Manage several cross-functional projects of medium to high complexity and/or major programs
  • Develop project management system and oversee project management tasks to ensure grant progress and completion.
  • Liaise with all internal and external partners to sustain their continued engagement in project activities.
  • Oversee preparation of all budgets for the project (i.e. DPH budget, consultant budgets, subcontractor budgets etc.)
  • Track expenses and monitor budgets including salary allocations and expenses. Work with PIs and key personnel to make necessary changes and resolve issues.
  • Fiscal oversight: guide budget development for new projects; audit and monitor portfolio budgets in collaboration with Directors and Finance; oversee budget revisions.
  • Oversee select research staff, including scheduling, evaluation, ensuring roles and responsibilities achieve results, and providing support for professional development activities.
  • Track key project milestones and adjusting project plans and/or resources to meet the needs of sponsors.
  • Regulatory oversight: remain up-to-date on and ensure compliance with applicable regulations, laws and standards.
  • Responsible for assembling project plans and teamwork assignments, directing and monitoring work efforts on a daily basis, identifying resource needs, performing quality assurance checks.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders internal and external to the organization
  • Supervise dynamic cross-functional teams
  • Assist with grant writing and preparation

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public health, public administration, research, or related field, plus 5-7 years of experience –
  • Supervisory Experience
  • Superb written communication skills required with exceptional ability to write for both academic and lay audiences.
  • Advanced PowerPoint and visual data display skills are a plus.
  • A skilled systems-oriented thinker with demonstrated outstanding analytic capabilities, able to evaluate and summarize a wide range of information from diverse fields and sources
  • Proven ability to multitask, meet tight deadlines, and work in a fast-paced environment both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels of management and to work and communicate effectively with both internal and external collaborators and partners.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. PhD in behavioral science or related field preferred
  2. Knowledge of basic medical terminology is preferred.
  3. Experience working in a healthcare setting is preferred.

Only applications with a cover letter will be considered. To apply, email both a cover letter and resume to iJOBS alum Yaa Haber, Health Science Specialist  yaa.haber@nyulangone.org.

Assistant Director of GRADTalk at University of Chicago 

The Assistant Director of GRADTalk will provide oral communications training to graduate students and postdocs across all disciplines. This includes academic presentations, speaking up in class, job talks, interviewing, networking, and so on. They will partner with individual programs to create and deliver tailored programming, oversee the 3MT competition, and expand on other public speaking endeavors. There is lots of room to be creative in the role, and you'd be joining a large office with lots of fantastic colleagues (if I do say so myself haha). For more information, click here and contact Bri Konnick bkonnick@uchicago.edu

 

BioNJ Jobs Board

To see jobs that were posted in the biopharma sector in the NJ area recently, click here.

August 2021

Congratulations to iJOBS Phase 2 trainee Dushyant Kshatriya who got a job at Research Diets, Inc as a Project Manager/Scientist.

 

Assistant Director of Biomedical Graduate Programs at Vanderbilt

Senior Associate Dean’s Office for an Assistant Director of Biomedical Graduate Programs. The Asst Dir works with both of our first year umbrella programs and the Summer Science Academy for undergrads. This is a terrific opportunity for a biomed postdoc looking to transition into graduate education administration. For more information and to apply, click here

 

Teaching Position with StemCivics

This is a teaching opportunity is available at a local charter high school, StemCivics, that serves a diverse student population. Stem Civics has a very good track record so if you are interested in a career in education and outreach, this may be an excellent opportunity. ISTEMCivics is seeking teachers for the following high school positions: 

·         Math

·         Chemistry

·         Biotechnology

The ideal candidates will have or be able to obtain a NJ teaching certificate in the content area and possess an exceptional ability to build bonds with students. An alternative pathway to certification is possible for candidates who have not attended a formal teaching program but have 30 credits in the content area.

STEMCivics serves 400 students in Ewing, NJ and provides a college-prep curriculum focused on engineering and civic engagement. 50k, medical, dental, vision. If interested please contact: Kate Slovich, Dean of School, STEMCivics kate.slovich@stemcivics.org

 

Erdos Institute Data Science Bootcamp

The goal of our Data Science Boot Camp is to provide you with the skills and mentorship necessary to produce a portfolio worthy data science/machine learning project while also providing you with valuable career development support and connecting you with potential employers. Those who successfully complete our program will also receive our certificate of completion. Participants also have the option of signing up for our professional development services which include: career coaching, mock interviews, resume and LinkedIn profile review, corporate connections, and more!  To apply, click here

 

Research Associate/Postdoc Positions

The Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine at Rutgers- New Jersey Medical School is looking for several highly motivated research associates/postdoc fellows to study (1) the immunobiology of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T and NK cells.  (2) characterize these CAR-T and CAR-NK cells for development of innovative therapies for viral infection and infection-related malignancies with the ultimate goal of administering them to patients as part of a future clinical trial; and (3) the cell biology of NK cell (NIH funded), with a focus on NK cell inhibitory receptor signaling and immunological synapse. We are using molecular, biochemical, bioinformatics, immunological, and advanced super-resolution imaging strategies, as well as machine learning approaches for understanding human lymphocyte (including CTLs and NK cells) dysfunction in chronic infectious diseases (e.g., HIV or HBV) and cancer. This position requires strong expertise in imaging, animal models, and communication. Background in immunology, molecular cloning, and strong commitment to the described research program for at least 2-3 years is desirable, but not required. This research associate/postdoc fellow position will also provide the opportunity to apply cutting-edge techniques to study the biology of cytotoxic lymphocytes and CAR-T and CAR-NK cells in the laboratory of Dongfang Liu, a highly productive research group in NK and CAR-NK research. For more info and to apply, click here.

 

BioNJ’s talent services career portal

Featuring a state-of-the-art platform, you’ll enjoy a sophisticated search engine and many user-friendly features -including being able to set up personal job alerts! 

  • 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

Click here so hiring managers can find you.

 

July 2021

You can read the blog posts by Juliana Correa-Velloso about the iJOBS Simulation Consulting Case Study and by Rebecca Manubag about the iJOBS Virtual Site visit to Janssen. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, emairutgersijobsblog@gmail.com

 

SAPA Career Development Workshop Master Class - Elevating Leadership Capabilities

Saturday, July 31st, 8:30-5:30 pm

This meticulously designed interactive workshop, with distinguished and acclaimed leaders and career coaches, is expected to be truly insightful, immersive, impactful, and indispensable. This workshop is for you, to empower SAPA members to be better leaders and to attain leadership capabilities.

Leadership matters. Fortunately, leadership skills can be learned and acquired. Through this Master Class, we aim to provide the participants the much-needed theoretical framework and practical tools to see from above and beyond with a deeper understanding of the true meaning of leadership. We also want to make it enjoyable and memorable. This is not a lecture series; it is a life-changing event not to be missed.

We have secured a special code K6TZ7M for iJOBS members (they can first register as the regular ticket and then use the code at the checkout page to make it a complimentary entry).  Click here to see the full agenda and to register. 

 

Scientific Intern

RICOVR Healthcare 

RIVCOR is a Princeton-based innovative company developing a highly sensitive point-of-care rapid diagnostics platform.

Our disruptive technology comes from a premier academic institution and is published in peer-reviewed journals. We are a Silicon Valley-backed company and are proud of a distinguished advisory board and management team of scientists and engineers committed to improving human health outcomes and making a positive impact on society. We are at an inflection point of bringing this technology to market and are looking for a scientific Intern to help with the following. As an Intern, you will provide support to the Product Development team. You will execute Immunoassays, analytical method development, and validation for analyte detection using our core technology

Responsibilities:

  1. Run biochemical assays; write method validation protocols and reports

  2. Take a deep dive into the method and understand the science.

  3. Be a liaison between the management and the scientific/manufacturing team.

  4. Oversee and help conduct experimentation.

  5. Help write and communicate scientific literature.

  6. Utilize statistical methods to analyze & generate data

  7. Analyze product performance by utilizing data sets  

  8. Improve upon, develop, & implement QC methods from R&D to mfg

  9. Support troubleshooting in efforts to fast-track product development

  10. Data review, approval, analysis, graphing, reporting, and presentation to internal and external audiences.

 

Requirements & Desired Experience: 

  1. Have a Bachelors, Masters or PhD Degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and/or similar 

  2. Have a thorough understanding of antibodies and their structure and chemistry.

  3. Work in partnership with the material sciences team.

  4. Have a good understanding of immunoassay methods like Elisa.

  5. Have an entrepreneurial mindset.

If you like working at the intersection of biological sciences and healthcare; enjoy intellectually challenging projects in a collaborative team environment, and like to ‘make things happen', we look forward to talking.

Please reach out to Himanshu Bhatia himanshu.bhatia@ricovr.com for more information. 

 

DIG Labs Bioengineer Internship in Princeton

DIG Labs is a female-founded, venture-backed pet technology startup that is taking the guesswork out of pet health through patent-pending, tech-enabled insights, and personalized products, including supplements. Founded by former R&D and consumer product brand management execs and pet lovers whose vision is to translate the benefits of personalized human healthcare to our pets, DIG labs are actively launching its proprietary real-time health platform, which enables the creation of personalized products, like the Pup Sup individualized dog supplement. 

The lab is located along Einstein Alley, in Monmouth Junction, NJ - an easy commute from New Brunswick, Princeton, or elsewhere in Central NJ.

What’s the Role?

We’re looking for a Bioengineer to join our team and enable breakthrough research and Pup Sup growth. The Bioengineer will assist in executing science and research studies, and developing dog supplement products, including fulfillment and customer service.

Technical

●     Research: partner with computer vision, microbiome, metabolomic and other subject matter leads to co-develop breakthrough research for canine diet and nutrition.

●     Development: oversee pup sup product development, including liaising with our scientific advisory board, to create ingredient strategies.

●     Fulfillment: execute pup sup order fulfillment, including supplement manufacturing.

●     Quality: implement quality assurance processes and interact with customers on product-related inquiries, including incorporating customer feedback into updating both individual dog formulas and overall supplement development pipelines.

Leadership

●     Seamlessly partner across Marketing, Software Development, Computer Vision and Machine Learning teams to continuously improve pup sup laboratory operations and accelerate growth, including a heavy partnership with full-stack developers on automation capabilities.

●     Act with agility and speed to achieve pup sup and company goals.

●     Be comfortable with ambiguity, a flat organization, and the hustle to grow a startup.

●     Willingness and eagerness to flex into adjacent business and consumer territories as needed to understand voice-of-customer and business operations - we do not work in silos.

●     Ability to work on-site at least part-time in Monmouth Junction, NJ. 

Technical

●     Passionate about science-based products that deliver tangible, measurable results.

●     Willingness to learn and comply with quality controls. 

Leadership

●     Comfortable working in a rapidly evolving early-stage company.

●     Interested in being involved in an array of engineering projects, from upstream discovery to downstream operations and fulfillment.

●     Passionate to build disruptive pet care solutions and a relentless pursuit to do good for our furry friends.

●     General interest in sharing scientific knowledge and approach with the team.

Qualifications

●       BS in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, materials science, chemical engineering biology, chemistry, microbiology, bioinformatics, pharmacy, pre-medicine, or similar major.

●       Experience or preference working in a GMP laboratory or academic wet laboratory with GLP controls is strongly preferred.

●       Internship or work experience in product development, supply chain, operations, or veterinary-related services preferred.

●       Must love pets!

Benefits

·        Part-time options are available with a minimum of 25 hours/week on-site in Princeton, NJ.

·        Bring your dog to work! Pet-friendly office.

The Bioengineer will report to the Chief Executive Officer. Please email hello@getdiglabs.com with your resume and Cover Letter if interested.

Virtual Early Career Professional Networking - Special Summer Event

Join this special event for an opportunity to talk with experienced leaders from different sectors in toxicology about different career paths, challenges, and professional growth areas!  Open to all students, early-career professionals, and ACT members with less than 10 years of professional experience. If you would like to register for this special event, please contact, acthq@actox.org

Wednesday, July 28 from 4-5:30 pm

 

NIH Event Job Search Strategies

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. Register here

Thursday, July 29, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

Eli Lilly Postdoc Career Fair

Learn more about Eli Lilly and Co and hear about their postdoc opportunities from business leaders from the following functions, Lilly Research Laboratories, Medicine Innovation Hub, Information Digital Solutions. 

August 5 from 3-6 pm

To register please text POSTDOC to 50500

See the attached flyer for more information. 

 

BioNJ Jobs Board

To see jobs that were posted in the biopharma sector in the NJ area recently, click here.

 

Postdoc Opportunities with the Department of Defense

Air Force Research Laboratory – Dayton, OH
Postdoctoral Researcher - Cognitive Neuroscience
Postdoctoral Researcher - Auditory Model Development


Defense Health Agency – San Antonio, TX
Toxicology Graduate/Postdoctoral Fellowship


Naval Medical Research Unit – Dayton, OH
Postdoctoral Research - Health Study on Sleep


U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory – Fort Rucker, AL
Psychology/Kinesiology/Biomedical Sciences/Engineering Postdoc Fellow


U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
Postdoctoral Fellowship - Genomic and Functional Characterization of Animal Models


U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research – San Antonio, TX
Formulation Chemist - Doctoral


U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Environmental Laboratory – Vicksburg, MS
Analytical Chemistry Research - Master's or Doctoral Degree
Environmental Microbiology Research - Postdoctoral
Environmental Modeling - Postdoctoral
Synthetic Biology Research - Postdoctoral


U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Coastal & Hydraulics Laboratory – Duck, NC
Ocean Wave Science and Modeling - Doctoral Degree
Coastal Sediment Transport Research


Walter Reed Army Institute of Research – Silver Spring, MD
Postdoctoral Neurobehavioral and Neuropharmacological Research Fellow
Postdoctoral Microbiology Fellow

 

July 2021

Scismic Summer Career Fair

This event combines the ability to meet employers in biotech with the professional development activities. 1) Openings for life science applicants, 2) Personalized coaching

for applications and CV tailoring, 3) Free sessions for interview tips and practice.

July 21 from 12-4pm. To register click here. See the attached flyer.

 

Open positions at BMS, discovery biology and translational research teams

Postdoctoral Fellow, Immunology and computational biology, Click here to read the job posting.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Functional genomics of autoimmune diseases. Click here to read the job posting.

Scientist, Drug discovery cellular immunology, Click here to read the job posting. 

For more information, contact Eileen Samy.

Internships at FDA

FDA Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genetic & Molecular Toxicology
FDA | Jefferson, AR | Full-Time | DEADLINE: Aug. 26, 2021
FDA Postdoctoral Fellowship in Inhalation Toxicology & Drug Discovery
FDA | Jefferson, AR | Full-Time | DEADLINE: Aug. 26, 2021
FDA Postdoctoral Fellowship in Placental Drug Transfer Risks
FDA | Jefferson, AR | Full-Time | DEADLINE: Aug. 26, 2021
FDA Bacterial Contamination of Blood
FDA | Silver Spring, MD | Full-Time | DEADLINE: Dec. 31, 2021
FDA Data Analytics Research for Product-Specific Guidances
FDA | Silver Spring, MD | Full-Time | DEADLINE: Dec. 31, 2021
FDA Advancing Pathogen Reduction Technologies Fellowship
FDA | Silver Spring, MD | Full-Time | DEADLINE: Dec. 31, 2021
FDA Bio-Manufacturing and Product Quality Internship
FDA | Silver Spring, MD | Full-Time | DEADLINE: Dec. 31, 2021
FDA COVID-19 Therapeutic Combinations and Interactions Internship
FDA | Silver Spring, MD | Full-Time | DEADLINE: Dec. 31, 2021

 

Colgate Palmolive seeks to fund Rutgers University doctoral candidates

A year-long, funded experiential learning opportunity. Nominations must be received by Friday, July 23, 2021. Colgate Palmolive and Rutgers University entered into a strategic relationship in 2015 and this opportunity is an outgrowth of past and present research initiatives. Colgate and Rutgers scientists have a long history of collaborating on funded projects that advance technology, product development, operations and manufacturing objectives at Colgate. This training opportunity, scheduled to start in the Fall 2021 semester, will allow selected doctoral candidates to train at the company’s Piscataway facility and remotely under the guidance of a Colgate mentor.  Colgate expects to hire four or more PhD candidates for 2021-2022.

 

□             Rutgers University doctoral candidates will collaborate on a Colgate projects that immerse the candidates in daily tasks applying fundamental science to innovate, support product development/product claims, and solve business challenges.  Candidates will develop collaboration skills by partnering with internal scientists and external academic and industrial partners on projects that benefit Colgate products. Additionally, the selected individuals will receive practical training on how to prioritize conflicting projects/tasks and how to effectively communicate/present technical findings with business managers and non-technical personnel.

□             Candidates should be self-motivated, capable of writing technical reports, and should be able to think independently, work well with others, and present unbiased evaluation of experimental data and other related information.

□             The students must be able to commit 20 hours each week to the Colgate project and leadership training at Colgate.

□             Colgate will provide a stipend for each participating doctoral candidate that may be used for salary, benefits and tuition.

□             Work will begin at Colgate on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021.

□             The application process is summarized below; the deadline for application materials is Friday, July 23, 2021.

General Candidate Requirements: This opportunity is open to Rutgers University doctoral candidates who have completed qualifying exams and are focusing full-time on his/her research and are nominated by their faculty advisor/PI.  Competitive candidates are in at least their third year of their PhD program.

Specific Role Requirements. Colgate is hiring PhD candidates in different roles through this experiential learning program.  Applicants must be able to meet one of the role-specific requirements below:

□             Packaging Team: Materials Science. Candidates should have a deep understanding of the relationship between polymer micro-structure and the macro-properties; good knowledge on organic chemistry to predict the interaction between packaging material and the ingredients in formulations. Hands-on experience in operating advanced instruments, such as GC/MS, HPLC, XPS, SEM, etc., is desirable.

□             Advanced Analysis Team: Chemistry / Material Science.  Candidates should have a solid background in material science / chemistry or related fields. They should be familiar with various materials characterization techniques and have hands-on experience in optical microscopy and spectroscopy (ex. Raman, FTIR), and should be skillful with spectral and imaging processing software and techniques. The candidate should be self-motivated with desire to learn new techniques and ability to multitask.

□             Biosolutions Team: Cell/ Molecular Biologist for Translational Research in Gum Health/ Disease.  Candidates should be well versed in an array of interdisciplinary areas that could include cell and molecular biology, cell/ tissue engineering, microbiology and / or immunology.  As a part of their research, the candidate would gain experience growing co-cultures of two to three types of mammalian cells in microfluidic chips, conducting biological assays to monitor cell behavior and function, culture human primary cell lines especially with keratinocytes, epithelial cells and fibroblasts to customize/ optimize organ-on-chip system for translational research towards fundamental understanding of gum health and/or preventing / treating gum disease. Additional position details are available in Appendix A.

□             Biosolutions Team: Clinical Imaging & Machine Learning.  Candidates should have an excellent background in instrumentation/optics & image processing to work on advanced optical coherence tomography & multi-photon imaging techniques for clinical/preclinical in vivo & in in vitro applications. This position will be highly interdisciplinary, spanning all aspects of system integration, method development and clinical translation, programming and data analysis

Application Process: Note to interested student applicants: A student funded by this program may receive health insurance coverage through the Fellows Insurance program provided by the School of Graduate Studies, which would change the student’s health benefits.

Step 1: Faculty Nomination - All candidates must receive a nomination letter from their faculty advisor/PI. The letter should confirm that the candidate is endorsed by the faculty advisor and will be available to spend 20 hours/week at the Colgate facility.  It should further describe how this opportunity will enhance the doctoral candidate’s training.

 

Step 2: Student Information - Each candidate must prepare a current CV and a 2-page application letter describing why they are interested in the opportunity, how they meet the role-specific requirements and how the training will advance their career goals.

 

Step 3: Submission to frontdoor@rutgers.edu - Application materials should be sent via email to frontdoor@rutgers.edu with the subject Colgate 2022 Experiential Learning Opportunity. The deadline for applications is Friday, July 23, 2021.

 

Step 4: Review and Selection - Colgate will review applications and may optionally select candidates for follow-up interviews.  Offer notifications will be sent to selected candidates and all candidates will be notified of their application status by Monday, August 2, 2021.

Bioengineer at DIG Labs

DIG Labs is hiring a bioengineer in the Princeton, NJ area, who is looking for a hands-on, cross-functional startup role, operating the A-Z of the dog supplements component of DIG labs. Own it all, from product development, to fulfillment and customer service!  Here is the handshake listing ​to apply. For more information contact Rutgers alum Carlos Caicedo-Carvajal

 

Job in Administration at Cold Spring Harbor

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is currently recruiting for a new member of our pre-award team who will help identify and follow up on funding opportunities matched with CSHL scientific expertise. This is a wonderful opportunity for a recent graduate in the sciences (biology, genetics etc.) to begin a career in research administration.
The role requires close interaction with CSHL faculty and CSHL Scientific Administrators to develop and submit grant applications. The candidate will be able to leverage their scientific or finance/business expertise while learning regulatory and public funding requirements and grants management skills. The vacancy announcement and job description can be found here, Note that one iJOBS alumna got a job here in the past few months! For more information contact Alysson Kass-Eisler, PhD Eileen.Samy@bms.com

 

July 2021

Postdoctoral Associate Position, North Brunswick, NJ, USA 

Sonder Research X, a growing biotechnology company focused on developing diagnostics for cancer, seeks to add a Postdoctoral Associate to our growing team. As one of the early members of this team, you will play a key role in our oncology target identification and validation efforts. You will help lead target programs and collaborate with an interdisciplinary team to identify and prioritize new target candidates. 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 (microfluidic devices). The position requires diligence in maintaining lab records, assisting with designing experiments, and reading scientific literature. The candidate is expected to adhere to technical and safety protocols and comply with the Company vision and expectations. We seek a full-time candidate, on a trial basis, and if we are a good match, we will promote the candidate to a full-time position with benefits.

Sonder Research X, a growing biotechnology company in North Brunswick, New Jersey, in the “Research Corridor,” is focused on developing cancer diagnostics. Sonder seeks to hire a Postdoctoral Associate to conduct biomedical research with a primary focus on target identification using microfluidics, imaging (light microscopy), proteomics, genomics, and data analysis by working with human clinical samples.

Key Qualifications:

·       Track record of innovation as demonstrated by publication in peer-reviewed journals

·       Understanding of targeted therapies and their resistance mechanisms desired

·       Demonstrated expertise in cancer biology and a strong understanding of target identification and validation (desired)

·       Expertise in cancer metabolism, protein degradation, cell cycle, and/or cell signaling (desired)

General Requirements:

·       Demonstrated ability to work independently to achieve results from general objectives 

·       Demonstrated ability in writing and communicating effectively

·       Demonstrated proficiency in problem-solving and using scientific principles

·       Demonstrated ability to bring projects to completion in agreed upon time

·       Enter all data into laboratory notebooks and databases daily

·       Strong motivation and initiative

·       Exceptional interpersonal and management skills that foster collaboration, teamwork, scientific excellence, and rigorous innovation

·       Positive work attitude (takes direction well, leads when necessary, communicates, ready and able to switch gears)

·       Willingness to want to learn and eventually contribute more than this role

Education and Experience:

·       Ph.D. in biology or related discipline required

·       Experience managing external collaborations and contract research organizations 

·       Biopharmaceutical experience in drug discovery is a plus

To view the job posting, click here. Qualified Applicants may send their CV/Resume to Tracy Ward Tracy.Ward@Sonderrx.com

 

Info session: Polygence Paid Virtual Positions for Biomedical Grad Students

Polygence connects graduate students and early-career researchers with high school students around the world to pursue original research projects. For more information and to sign up to be a mentor, please attend info sessions on July 12 from 4-4:45pm (RSVP here) or July 16 from 4-4:45pm (RSVP here).  See attached flyer for more info and Zoom links. 

 

Leadership Development Program

Registration is OPEN for the Torrey Pines Leadership Development Program (August 2021 - June 2022)! Based on last year’s success and popular demand to continue virtually, we are thrilled to open this year’s Program to early career PhDs from ANY institution. Join a like-minded cohort community of early career PhDs who want to define and develop their leadership style. We believe there is no single right way to be a leader, and this year-long program is designed to provide you with the opportunities for self-exploration and frameworks you need to understand your personal priorities and choose the behaviors that will set you up to succeed as the leader you want to be. Learn more and apply by July 18 at this site. Questions can be directed to sbpleaders@sbpdiscovery.org

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June 2021

Janssen: Scholars of Oncology Diversity Engagement Program

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Janssen Scholars of Oncology Diversity Engagement Program (SODEP): details are available here.  SODEP consists of three steps: 

1.      Exposure to the industry at the virtual Janssen Oncology Day, an all-day program that will provide an overview of the various opportunities within science and medicine. 

2.      One-on-one mentorship. Up to 10 scholars who attend Janssen Oncology Day will be selected for this step of the program, in which the scholars will be paired with Janssen leaders in an ongoing one-year mentoring experience, where they will receive career coaching and guidance. In addition, scholars will receive a $10,000 stipend for conference travel, research supplies, and training courses.

3.      Potential placement. If scholars are interested in transitioning into a career in the industry, their relationship with their mentor will provide them with support in identifying and applying for any appropriate open positions at Janssen.  

Those that meet the following requirements are eligible to participate in SODEP:

·         self-identify as African-American/Black or Hispanic

·         citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada

·         full-time PhD students in year 2 or later, Pharm D students, 1st/2nd-year medical students, and postdoctoral fellows 

·         engaged or interested in oncology or other closely related disciplines such as immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, computational biology/data sciences, clinical research, and pharmacology. 

Registration is currently open for the Janssen Oncology Day, which will take place on September 15, 2021. We encourage early registration, as admission is rolling and will be closed when we reach 100 registrants. We all believe that an increase in scientists and physicians from diverse backgrounds is a necessity to address the numerous health inequities that currently exist in certain populations within our society. The intent of this program is to provide promising students a unique opportunity towards obtaining the best research and employment opportunities within industry or academia and to set themselves up for success in their long-term careers in the sciences. See the flyer attached and contact Katie Sacksteder for more information KSackste@ITS.JNJ.com

 

BioNJ Inspiring Women in STEM Networking Coffee Chat

Join us for BioNJ's Inaugural Inspiring Women in STEM Networking Coffee Chat on Thursday, July 15 from 9-10 am hosted by BioNJ's Inspiring Women in STEM Committee! This interactive virtual event is designed to bring together the life sciences community to share anecdotes, tools, and resources to support women involved in all aspects of science, technology, engineering, and math. 

Meet mentors and other life sciences professionals during small breakout room conversations on the topics that are most important to you! From COVID-19's effect on women's careers and pay equity to effective leadership skills and health and wellness, YOU decide the topics to be discussed. Registration is free. Click here to register. Grab a cup of coffee and come ready to engage with others! Please contact Debbie Mennito at BioNJ with any questions. See attached flyer for more information. 

 

Virtual Student Internship for NJ ACTS 

Are you looking to build Your resume in Clinical and Translational Sciences? The NJ ACTS Workforce Development Core is pleased to share the official call for their Clinical & Translational Science (Fall 2021) Virtual Student Internship. We strongly encourage interested students to apply no later than midnight on Thursday, July 15th from Rutgers University, Princeton University, and NJIT (NJ ACTS Community). The Fall 2021 Internship program will start on Monday, September 13th. To apply, click here.

 

BioNJ Jobs Board

To see recently posted jobs in the New Jersey area, click here

Colgate Palmolive seeks to fund Rutgers University doctoral candidates

Ideate and innovate at Colgate, a global leader in consumer brands. A year-long, funded experiential learning opportunity Nominations must be received by Friday, July 23, 2021. Colgate Palmolive and Rutgers University entered into a strategic relationship in 2015 and this opportunity is an outgrowth of past and present research initiatives. Colgate and Rutgers scientists have a long history of collaborating on funded projects that advance technology, product development, operations, and manufacturing objectives at Colgate. This training opportunity, scheduled to start in the Fall 2021 semester, will allow selected doctoral candidates to train at the company’s Piscataway facility and remotely under the guidance of a Colgate mentor.  Colgate expects to hire four or more PhD candidates for 2021-2022.

Rutgers University doctoral candidates will collaborate on Colgate projects that immerse the candidates in daily tasks applying fundamental science to innovate, support product development/product claims, and solve business challenges.  Candidates will develop collaboration skills by partnering with internal scientists and external academic and industrial partners on projects that benefit Colgate products. Additionally, the selected individuals will receive practical training on how to prioritize conflicting projects/tasks and how to effectively communicate/present technical findings with business managers and non-technical personnel.

  • Candidates should be self-motivated, capable of writing technical reports, and should be able to think independently, work well with others, and present unbiased evaluations of experimental data and other related information.
  • The students must be able to commit 20 hours each week to the Colgate project and leadership training at Colgate.
  • Colgate will provide a stipend for each participating doctoral candidate that may be used for salary, benefits, and tuition.
  • Work will begin at Colgate on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021.
  • The application process is summarized below; the deadline for application materials is Friday, July 23, 2021.
  • This opportunity is open to Rutgers University doctoral candidates who have completed qualifying exams and are focusing full-time on his/her research and are nominated by their faculty advisor/PI.  Competitive candidates are in at least their third year of their PhD program.
  • Colgate is hiring PhD candidates in different roles through this experiential learning program.  Applicants must be able to meet one of the role-specific requirements below:
  • Packaging Team: Materials Science. Candidates should have a deep understanding of the relationship between polymer microstructure and macro-properties; good knowledge of organic chemistry to predict the interaction between packaging material and the ingredients in formulations. Hands-on experience in operating advanced instruments, such as GC/MS, HPLC, XPS, SEM, etc., is desirable.
  • Advanced Analysis Team: Chemistry / Material Science.  Candidates should have a solid background in material science/chemistry or related fields. They should be familiar with various materials characterization techniques and have hands-on experience in optical microscopy and spectroscopy (ex. Raman, FTIR), and should be skillful with spectral and imaging processing software and techniques. The candidate should be self-motivated with a desire to learn new techniques and the ability to multitask.
  • Biosolutions Team: Cell/ Molecular Biologist for Translational Research in Gum Health/ Disease.  Candidates should be well versed in an array of interdisciplinary areas that could include cell and molecular biology, cell/ tissue engineering, microbiology and/or immunology.  As a part of their research, the candidate would gain experience growing co-cultures of two to three types of mammalian cells in microfluidic chips, conducting biological assays to monitor cell behavior and function, culture human primary cell lines especially with keratinocytes, epithelial cells, and fibroblasts to customize/ optimize the organ-on-chip system for translational research towards a fundamental understanding of gum health and/or preventing/treating gum disease. Additional position details are available in Appendix A.
  • Biosolutions Team: Clinical Imaging & Machine Learning.  Candidates should have an excellent background in instrumentation/optics & image processing to work on advanced optical coherence tomography & multi-photon imaging techniques for clinical/preclinical in vivo & in vitro applications. This position will be highly interdisciplinary, spanning all aspects of system integration, method development, and clinical translation, programming, and data analysis.

The Postdoc Academy: Building Skills for a Successful Career  

Our first course helped you develop strategies to find success as a postdoc, and our second course will launch you into your next steps, building foundational skills to find success in your chosen career. This is a 7-week course launching July 19th on edX. We explore:

  • Leadership

  • Building and Supervising a Team

  • Project Management

  • Applying Teaching Skills Beyond the Classroom

  • Strategic Communications

  • Preparing Job Application Materials

In this course, we encourage you to network inside the edX platform with other postdocs. We will be offering live discussion hours at different points in the course to engage and network with professionals from various fields. 

To find out more, visit our website and to register for the course, visit: https://www.edx.org/course/the-postdoc-academy-building-skills-for-a-successful-career 

Events from NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education

Monday Jun 28, 2021 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesday Jun 29, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tuesday Jun 29, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

 

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June 2021

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Deboleena Kanjilal who got a job as an Associate Consultant at Cello Health BioConsulting.  She will be helping with the consulting case study for the iJOBS event on June 28 (see details below)!

 

Job as Research Scientist in Boston, MA

Project Description:

  • We are seeking a highly motivated Contract Research Scientist to join our Chemical Biology Department.
  • The successful candidate will support Mass Spectrometry-based proteomics workflows for target identification and validation, working closely with Chemical Biology Proteomics scientists and colleagues in Pharmacology and Disease Area Biology functions to identify and quantify proteins from biologically relevant tissues, organs, and cells.
  • We seek people inspired by our mission that will fit well with the collaborative, rigorous, and entrepreneurial spirit of our company culture.

Required Skills:

  • MS/BS with a minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience or PhD in protein biochemistry or related areas is required.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong protein biochemistry and molecular biology experience to support protein purification and characterization.
  • Expertise in Western Blotting, cell culture, protein extraction from cell lines and tissues, immunoassays and molecular biology approaches are required.
  • Hands-on experience adapting, optimizing and/or developing sub-cell fractionation and tissue homogenization protocols are preferred.
  • Familiarities with chemical labeling techniques and other sample preparation techniques such as in-gel and in-solution digestion are highly desirable.
  • The ideal candidate should be self-sufficient, with strong laboratory skills and exquisite attention to experimental details and record keeping.
  • The candidate is expected to work well in a team environment and contribute to the team deliverables with strong problem-solving skills.

For more information and to apply, contact Kevin Brotherson at kevin@alphaconsulting.com

 

Job as Senior Biochemist at Siemens Healthineers

In this position, you will join our R&D Assay Product Development team. 

Design and lead research and investigations pertaining to the development of clinical chemistry, immunoassays and calibration systems, working collaboratively with team members to complete projects on time.

Apply knowledge of In Vitro Diagnostic Regulations (IVDR), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) regulations and similar guidelines towards the development of calibration schemes.

Conduct design verification/validation studies according to quality procedures and prepare data summaries for regulatory submissions to the regulatory agencies.

Will work as part of an interdisciplinary R&D Team in the development of both assays and calibrators.

Support troubleshooting efforts on commercial assays and calibrators as well as products under development.

You have a strong background in biochemistry, clinical chemistry, medical devices, and chemistry.

Broad knowledge of chemistry/biochemistry, proteins, immunology, buffer systems, enzymes, surfactants, preservatives and particle surface chemistry, statistical analysis, design of experiments and six sigma techniques.

Must be able to participate in and lead interdisciplinary and technical teams

 Perform data analysis and write internal reports and documentation

The candidate must be flexible and demonstrate the ability to change priorities to meet business needs.

Good communication, collaboration, and organizational skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment are essential.

Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc) and statistical software.

Ph.D. in a related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  

To apply, click here. For more information, contact iJOBS alum, Nicole Lloyd Nicole.Lloyd@siemens-healthineers.com

 

Job as Food Scientist with Genomics Focus at Benson Hill

The Senior Scientist will serve as a food science subject matter expert within the Gene Editing and Trait Discovery team. The team member will be responsible for helping drive decision-making and innovation with respect to strategic data acquisition, data-driven target discovery, and identifying gene targets for the gene editing and breeding pipelines.

  • Leverage subject matter expertise in food science and plant genomics to identify targets for breeding and gene editing applications.
  • Be part of a cross-functional team focused on leveraging data insights across plant species for new traits.
  • Design data acquisition experiments to create novel data sets that enable new insights.
  • Act as a “super user” of the CropOS interface to deliver gene targets with commercial potential for new food products
  • PhD in Food Science, Plant Biology, Computational Biology, or other related fields
  • +2 years relevant experience
  • Proven track record of creating innovation in the field of Food Science
  • Worked in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Strong technical expertise in Food Science applications
  • Existing knowledge base of genomics, plant breeding, or gene editing

To apply, click here. For more information, contact Ratna Mukherjea Sr. Director Food Innovation +1 916-505-0748 rmukherjea@bensonhill.com. Note that Benson Hill also has other positions open in genomics, food & nutrition, and biochemistry so feel free to reach out to Ratna for more details. 

 

Teamwork Seminar Series, "What Can Academia Learn from Non-Academia? Lessons from an Innovative Biotech Firm” 

June 21st from 2:30-3:30 pm.

This university-wide seminar series, hosted by the Team Science Core of NJ ACTS, features experts from industries ranging from athletics to aerospace to learn first-hand about how teams are formed and operated to create successful outcomes. Learning about teamwork from a diversity of perspectives can illuminate new ideas and provide an understanding of intangible aspects of successful teamwork that could potentially translate from other settings to academia.  
Presented by Kate Sasser, PhD, Senior VP and Head of Translational Research at Genmab, Inc., and a panel of Genmab team leaders, the June 21st seminar will focus on how teams are organized and function at an innovative biotechnology firm.

Genmab, founded in 1999, has developed next-generation antibody technologies to create multiple approved antibody therapeutics that are then further tested and marketed by its partners. 

Register in advance for this zoom meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

For further information, contact: Kristi Parker parkerkn@cinj.rutgers.edu 

 

June 2021

Job as Venture Associate

Foundation Venture Capital Group (“FVCG”) is seeking a highly motivated and talented individual to join the team as a Venture Associate.  The Venture Associate will evaluate potential grants and investments that impact health-related domains and manage value-added services for FVCG’s portfolio. This position is a unique opportunity to join a non-profit organization focused on making impact-driven investments that help commercialize concepts that will improve health and healthcare in the future.

Background on Foundation Venture Capital Group

FVCG provides pre-seed funding to new health-related companies in New Jersey to help them advance toward commercialization. Through its affiliates, Foundation for Health Advancement (“FHA”) and the New Jersey Health Foundation (“NJHF”), it funds health-related research and education programs at organizations with which it has affiliations, including Kessler Foundation, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Rowan University, Rutgers University and Stevens Institute of Technology.  Through the Research Grant, Innovation Grant, HealthStart NJ, and venture investment programs, FVCG, FHA & NJHF have put to work more than $60 million to support the health-related ecosystem in New Jersey.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Venture Associate will have responsibilities related to conducting due diligence on new funding opportunities, portfolio management, and operational duties including the following:
  • Assist in sourcing and completing deals through coordination with FVCG’s partner organizations.
  • Conduct and facilitate due diligence including evaluating the science, products, clinical need, competitive landscape, regulatory pathway, market opportunities, product/market fit, optimal business model, go-to-market strategy, and determining overall business and financial attractiveness of opportunities.
  • Identify key risks of investment and recommend potential further analysis to be conducted by specialists and consultants assisting with the due diligence.
  • Track portfolio companies’ financial progress and product development and proactively manage relationships with principal research scientists and founders of the portfolio companies, including managing deliverables to achieve established goals.
  • Work with principal research scientists and portfolio company founders to understand their needs, collaborate with FVCG and NJHF staff to understand the organizations’ goals and networks, and share resources with portfolio companies.

Qualifications:

  • The right Venture Associate candidate is a self-starter, impact-oriented professional with a broad set of interests and skills, as well as a commitment to supporting health-related research, education, and commercialization.  This individual has wide interests in business and the technology and life science ecosystem, and a strong passion for people. This person can create and execute ideas successfully, is self-aware, communicates clearly, responds well to feedback, embraces change, tolerates ambiguity, and is able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • The Venture Associate will be the point person advancing the commercialization of health-related research for a portfolio of projects and companies.  Given the health-related focus of the organization, preference will be given to individuals with a background in related areas of study and work particularly in the therapeutic, device, diagnostic, and healthcare IT areas.  Other qualifications for the Venture Associate position include:
  • Excellent academic record, strong analytical abilities, and willingness to learn new things.
  • Working knowledge of health-related industries and fields of study, and preferably other interdisciplinary areas (evidenced by an advanced post-graduate degree and/or work experience with hands-on scientific research and technical experience, which is preferred but not required for otherwise qualified candidates).
  • Exposure to university technology transfer, licensing, venture capital investing is preferred.
  • A strong interest in understanding and building optimized business models.
  • Self-starter with a track record of going above and beyond what is asked.
  • Ability to prioritize, coordinate and manage several projects simultaneously and manage a portfolio of projects and portfolio companies.
  • An ability to build and maintain good relationships with colleagues, partners, entrepreneurs and other investors.
  • Working experience in both academic and industry settings is preferred.
  • Expertise in using databases and online resources to assess up-to-date market and company information is preferred.

The Venture Associate will report to the Vice President and work closely with other Venture Associates, as well as the leadership and staff within FVCG and NJHF.  This is a salaried position working out of FVCG’s Princeton, NJ office.  The essential elements for this work are: passion in a vision; courage to push for change; willingness to explore new ideas; expertise to accomplish the work; and tenacity to reach the desired results. If you share this passion, we want to hear from you. Tell us what excites you about this opportunity and why you are right for it. Send your cover letter and/or resume to Mike Wiley, VP, Foundation Venture Capital Group – mwiley@njhf.org.

 

 

Postdocs at ORISE

U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research – San Antonio, TX


U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Environmental Laboratory – Vicksburg, MS


Naval Postgraduate School – Monterey, CA


Navy Experimental Diving Unit – Panama City, FL


Naval Medical Research Unit – Dayton, OH


Walter Reed Army Institute of Research – Silver Spring, MD


Air Force Research Laboratory – Dayton, OH


U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

June 2021

Jobs at CRO 

The people who run SciPhD for us have been contacted by a Global clinical research organization (CRO) that has multiple openings for biostatisticians with a PhD in either Biostats, Statistics, or Epidemiology. You should be competent in either SAS programming or R. The company is based on the east coast, and many of these opportunities can support working remotely. If you meet these qualifications, SciPhD can connect you with the CRO to explore employment opportunities. Contact Randy Ribaudo at jobs@sciphd.com if you are interested.  

 

Job as IP Jr. Patent Agent or Technical Specialist – Health Science

  • National law firm looking for a candidate to reside in either Philadelphia or Berwyn Pa
  • Many attorneys and patent agents are scientists with advanced degrees who have hands-on experience in scientific and medical research 
  • Work with a diverse range of companies and research institutions
  • Collegial atmosphere with an emphasis on client contact
  • A competitive and rewarding compensation structure
  • Career growth with financial support
  • Have a great deal of autonomy
  • Will consider candidates who wish to work remotely

Our client is hiring a full-time USPTO registered Jr. Patent Agent or Technical Specialist with some industry experience and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or Cellular Biology. Candidates must also have research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a desire to draft patent applications and prosecuted related documents, draft post-grant review documents and opinion letters, provide strategic analysis and IP portfolio management. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, productive, efficient, a quick learner, and able to exercise good judgment. Must be able to take the USPTO exam.

To apply, contact Shean Johnson | Legal Recruiter. Elm & Broad Recruiting Solutions, shean@elmbroadrecruiting.com (267) 689-8349

 

Scientist - Single Cell Genomics at Parse Biosciences

We’re looking for someone excited about single-cell sequencing and method/tech development to join our team in Seattle. You’ll be coming up with new single-cell methods as well as improving our existing products. 

Parse Biosciences is a single cell sequencing company based on a pioneering combinatorial barcoding approach first published in Science. Parse is lowering the barriers to single-cell sequencing and enabling researchers to scale to 100,000s of cells per study. By offering an all-inclusive kit that takes researchers all the way from samples to sequencing, Parse makes it possible to do scalable single-cell sequencing without any expensive, custom instrument. For more information about Parse visit www.parsebiosciences.com

You can find more information including the job post and the link to apply here. For more information contact Sarah Schroeder,  Research Associate Parse Biosciences sarah@parsebiosciences.com

 

NIH Workshop CAREER PLANNING FOR SCIENTISTS

Jun 10, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)

Speaker: Amanda (Dumsch) Langer, OITE Career Counselor

Register here

Understand how your personal interests, skills, and values contribute to your future career success. Topics to be covered include the importance of career decision making, learning styles, self-assessment, transferrable skills, defining success, personal needs, work/life balance, and articulating short-term and long-term goals

 

NIH FELCOM EVENT: CAREERS IN NON-PROFITS

Jun 10, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (ET) 

Register here: 

Speakers: Chad Jackson, PhD Director, Preclinical Translational Research Program Foundation Fighting Blindness; Maryrose Franko, PhD Executive Director Health Research Alliance; John Spiro, PhD Interim Director Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)

Working as a scientist in a non-profit organization combines the passion for science and the mission to directly contribute to the progress of society. Although not necessarily obvious, there is a huge diversity of positions for scientists in non-profit organizations including public health, science policy, international diplomacy, public relations, and research support and funding. Our panelists will explain their motivations to transition to the non-profit world, their daily experience as well as provide advice for the audience.

 

Transitioning From the Bench to a Career in Science Policy

Learn about career options that connect science to society and the skillsets common to success in these careers.

On Tuesday, June 15, 12:30–1:30 p.m. EDT, join a panel of scientists from higher education, consulting, and government for Transitioning From the Bench to a Career in Science Policy, an SfN member webinar.

Five science policy experts will share their transition stories and advice for developing science communication and policy analysis skills for collaborating with non-scientists. Register here.

 

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:


 

 


 

June 2021

You can read the blog by Natalie Losada about the Logic Model and how it can help you in your research and job

 

Internship at Century Therapeutics

Century Therapeutics is a Philadelphia-headquartered biotechnology company specialized in iPSC-derived cell therapy for oncology indications. Established in late 2018, we have raised $410MM in past funding rounds and grown to be 100+ people strong. 

Our Corporate Development team is hiring a competitive intelligence intern this summer, and here is the link to the position 

We welcome both graduate students and post-docs to apply. This is a paid position with benefits (medical, 401K), and hopefully will be a good learning opportunity for people with an interest in a career in the industry, particularly in the exciting and fast-changing cell therapy field. For more information, contact Shan Wan, PhD, MBA Director of Business Development, Century Therapeutics 

 

Research Fellow at Hibiscus 

Hibiscus BioVentures is looking to hire an Associate to 

assist with short-term projects, in particular, cutting edge research areas - gene therapy, cell therapy, microbiome modulation. Our intention is to identify the next generation of talented investors/operators. The new hire would join a team of other Associates, who bring clinical, start-up, and scientific experience to their work. In contrast to similar life science venture capital roles, Hibiscus Associates play a key role at both the venture fund and the venture studio, giving them a broader basis of experience in deep technical diligence, deal structuring, company formation, and operations. We believe that the best investors must have entrepreneurial/operational experience to better identify opportunities and support management teams. Fresh PhD students and postdocs are welcome to apply.  See attached job posting for details. For more information, contact Shane Neibart who is an RWJMS medical student and a Clinical and Translational Sciences graduate student.

ssneibart@gmail.com

 

Scientist in Bioanalytical Lab at WuXi AppTec in Cranbury, NJ

The scientist will primarily be part of the biophysics team that will be responsible for developing and executing Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) based HTS screening/kinetics based assays across multiple drug discovery campaigns. He or she will also closely work with a diverse team of scientists to facilitate all aspects of running an HTS laboratory.

  • Performs routine calculations, tabulates, and records results, maintains, calibrates laboratory equipment, and coordinates maintenance with vendors
  • Performs preliminary lab work independently
  • Ability to run assays based on established protocols
  • Develops new methods or assays based on minimal information or protocols
  • Ability to learn the use of semi-automated liquid dispensers, plate readers, and other lab instruments
  • Assumes responsibility for the technical accuracy of work
  • Maintains research notebooks in a well-organized manner. All necessary documentation is recorded
  • Complies with all safety rules, practices good housekeeping, and maintains a safe workplace without supervision
  • Makes logical suggestions of likely causes of problems and independently suggests solutions.
  • Makes decisions based on an understanding of client program goals
  • Communicates frequently with client and provide frequent update reports
  • Self- Motivated, requires minimal supervision and determines next steps with minimal guidance
  • Ability to instruct other Scientists in the correct operation of the various procedures used in the laboratory
  • Regularly reviews goals and objectives with supervisor

Education

  • PhD + 1 or MS degree + 3 or BS degree + 5 years of experience in plate-based assay development and biological sciences

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • 1 - 3 years’ experience with biophysical characterization of macromolecular interactions using Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR).
  • 1 -3 years’ experience with other biophysical techniques such as Bio-Layer Interferometry (BLI), Isothermal Titration calorimetry (ITC), Differential Scanning Fluorimetry (DSF), and/or MicroScale Thermophoresis (MST) is also preferred.
  • Strong understanding of protein structure-function relationships, molecular interaction kinetics and thermodynamics, and various aspects of protein biochemistry.
  • Hands-on experience with handling and executing experiments on BIAcore SPR, Octet BLI, and Malvern MicroCal ITC instruments are a plus.

To apply, click here. For more information, contact iJOBS alum Sri Simhadri Srilatha_Simhadri@wuxiapptec.com

 

Cardiovascular Medical Strategy Coordinator

Organization: US Medical Affairs

Reporting to the Senior Director lead, this position will be responsible for supporting the coordination of day-to-day medical strategy launch needs for the US Medical, Cardiovascular & Established Brands team. The Cardiovascular Medical Strategy Coordinator will participate in the relevant Medical Matrix Team activities and meetings, contributing to the development, planning, and execution of the Medical Plan aligned to disease area and product strategies. This includes launch preparation activities such as medical education, data generation, training, and communications. In addition, this role will support several high-impact initiatives to drive forward medical planning for the organization.

Skills and Knowledge Desired

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with an ability to evaluate scientific data and medical literature

• Understanding of the US Healthcare system, the pharmaceutical industry and clinical and health economic practices in the US is required

• Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbal and written is required

• Ability to work well in a team and collaborate and cooperative in a complex matrix environment is required

Experience / Position Requirements Desired

• Advanced scientific degree required (MD, PharmD, PhD, MS, NP)

• 2 years of health care experience is desirable

• Broad therapeutic area experience is required and an emphasis in the relevant disease area is highly desirable

To apply, contact Anita Jordan, Service Delivery Manager anitaj@alphaconsulting.com

 

TechAdvance Internship Program

The deadline to apply for an internship extended to June 15! Year 1 of Rutgers TechAdvance Internship Program was successful. The internship imparted training, hands-on experience, internal and external networking as well as accessibility to useful resources within Innovation Ventures and other units. We are calling for applications for Year 2 of this program with an effective date beginning July 2021 for a year. This program is directed towards graduate and post-graduate candidates at RU (Masters, MBA, JD, Ph.D, Postdoctoral candidates) across all disciplines and all RU campuses. Attached is the internship description. To learn more about TechAdvance, please visit our new website: https://research.rutgers.edu/techadvance.  Eusebio (EZ) Pires eusebio.pires@rutgers.edu

 

Rutgers I-Corps Site Applications open for Summer 2021

Calling all Researchers! Are you developing or tool or discovering a method that could make an impact on others by improving health, a faster process, making new creations possible, saving money, or making people's lives better? Would you like to find out the impact your research can have on the industry?
For Faculty/Post-Docs/Grad Student researchers working on applied research or STEM-based innovations with real-world impact: You don't have to do it alone! Work with the I-Corps@Rutgers Teaching Team to TEST how your research ideas would impact potential customers and begin the journey of bringing your solution out of the lab and into the market.

Teams can apply now by the June 1st Rolling Application Deadline at icorps.rutgers.edu or for cohort dates or more details. 

 

 

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May 2021

Internship at Soligenix

Soligenix, Inc., an NJ-based, late-stage biopharmaceutical company has a PhD-level student internship opportunity. Attached is the summary of the project the intern would be working on. Soligenix, Inc. is a publicly-traded company, listed on NASDAQ. Students should direct interest to the CSO, Dr. Oreola Donini via email (odonini@soligenix.com), with 'Internship' in the subject line.  It is a paid position in the $15-18/hour range depending on experience.  The start date is negotiable, but no later than the second week in June 2021.  It is intended to be a summer internship (~35 hours/week on average) ending in August 2021; however, depending on the person’s availability and expertise, the length of the internship could go longer with mutual agreement.  See attached flyer for details.

 

Job as Scientist in cell therapy/cellular immunology 

Ambys Medicines is a small biotech located in South San Francisco, currently with around 100 employees. They are looking for someone with Ph.D. in immunology or an adjacent discipline with 0-5 years of experience. Ambys Medicines is a cell and gene therapy company focused on discovering and developing regenerative and restorative therapies for patients with advanced liver disease. Ambys is pioneering the application of cell and gene therapy to meet the urgent need for novel treatments for those suffering from severe acute and chronic liver diseases. Ambys was launched in 2018 by Third Rock Ventures and Takeda Pharmaceuticals and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.

We are seeking a highly motivated and scientifically excellent candidate with expertise in human cellular immunology to join the Cell Therapy platform at Ambys. The individual will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop novel therapies to treat liver diseases using cell therapy and gene therapy strategies. Ideally, the successful candidate will have solid training and strong research background in primary human immune cell-based assays and in studying human cell immunogenicity. A strong candidate should enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic team environment and be motivated to discover new breakthrough therapies for patients with severe liver disease.

• In this role you will work in the pre-clinical discovery team that is developing a proprietary human hepatocyte cell therapy

• This is a lab scientist role who will be responsible for designing the study, collecting, managing, and analyzing experimental data, interpreting results, and preparing presentations for internal and external meetings, regulatory filings, and publications

• You will be responsible for the design and execution of rigorous, quantitative, and physiologically relevant in vitro biochemical and immune cell-based functional assays, including human T cell and NK cell assays, to assess/mitigate the immunogenicity risks of proprietary human cell therapy based on a thorough understanding of the underlying mechanism of action

• You will both work independently and collaborate with a team of scientists and RAs to meet project timelines and multi-task effectively in a dynamic fast-paced research environment

Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in Immunology is preferred, or an adjacent discipline with 0-5 years of post-doctoral experience in an industry or academic setting

• Deep knowledge and understanding of the biological principles underpinning human cellular immunology

• Extensive experience isolating, culturing, and characterizing primary human T and NK cells is required

• In-depth experience in developing and optimizing immune cell-based assays is required

• In-depth experience in multi-parameter flow cytometry (surface staining, viability, proliferation, nuclear antigens, cytokines, etc.), including panel development and troubleshooting, is required

• Experience in an animal model with the humanized immune system is highly desired

• Expertise in human genome engineering technologies and cell line engineering is highly desired

• Strong experimental design and troubleshooting skills, can document laboratory procedures and experiments with great attention to detail

• Demonstrated ability to work independently or in a team-oriented environment with moderate supervision

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interpret, summarize, and present scientific results in a clear, concise, accurate manner to both technical and non-technical audiences

To apply, click here. For referrals, please contact iJOBS alum Jimin Zhang jiminzhang99@gmail.com 

 

Job as Scientist - Single Cell Genomics at Parse Biosciences

Parse Biosciences is a single cell sequencing company based on a pioneering combinatorial barcoding approach first published in Science. Parse is lowering the barriers to single-cell sequencing and enabling researchers to scale to 100,000s of cells per study. By offering an all-inclusive kit that takes researchers all the way from samples to sequencing, Parse makes it possible to do scalable single-cell sequencing without any expensive, custom instrument. For more information about Parse visit www.parsebiosciences.com

We’re looking for someone excited about single-cell sequencing and method/tech development to join our team in Seattle. You’ll be coming up with new single-cell methods as well as improving our existing products. You can find more information including the job post and the link to apply here. For more information, contact Sarah Schoreder at sarah@parsebiosciences.com

 

From Research to Patent, Idea to Innovation 

People & Processes Supporting Innovators  Sponsored by I-Corps@Rutgers 

Thurs, May 27th, 11:00 am-12:00 pm 

Calling all Innovators! Join us for a virtual panel discussion about: 

  • Basics of Intellectual Property 
  • The Rutgers process for protecting your innovation 
  • Rutgers Student Patent Policy 
  • Resources available to innovators in the region 

Panelists:
* Connie Wu, Engineering Resource & Patent Information Librarian, Rutgers Libraries 

* Dan Benderly, Assistant Director, Software & Engineering, Innovation Ventures
* Dunbar Birnie, PI of Rutgers I-Corps Site Award, Professor in Materials Science Engineerin

Click here to Register!

 

 

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Soligenix Internship Opportunity - project summary (1).pdf

May 2021

Postdoc in Cell Line Development in New Brunswick, NJ
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, Omics, and Molecular Analytics groups. 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 working on understanding and developing new technology. The areas available for research include the establishment and testing of new engineered host cell lines and require a thorough understanding of 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, lead the scientific strategy, and execute proof of concept of new technologies aimed to be incorporated into the current Cell Line Development workflow.

  • Maintain and work in a safe environment.
  • Develop, lead, and carry out a research strategy to improve CLD technology or its understanding.
  • Work collaboratively within the Client's 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: 

  • 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.
  • PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related discipline.
  • Scientific excellence, creative problem-solving skills, effective oral and written communication capabilities

This 12+ month position starts ASAP.
Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Briana at Alpha Consulting: briana@alphaconsulting.com
ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT #21-01627 MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE

 

Job Positions at Colgate Palmolive

Colgate Palmolive (CP) has three open positions right now in its Skin Health Early Research group. This group drives innovation for all of CPs personal care businesses globally, including its newly acquired premium skin health brands.  This is a rapidly growing team, with some terrific supervisors to help guide and support someone new to the industry.   Anyone who joins will make an immediate impact on the Colgate skin health business!  Location:  Piscataway, New Jersey. To see a job posting, click here

Interested applicants may contact:  Lin Fei, 

Manager of Technology Lin_Fei@colpal.com

 

Postdocs at Novartis Innovation in CA

• Program duration: 2-3 years
• Mentorship & access to technology: Innovation Fellows will drive a multi-year research project under the mentorship of distinguished NIBR scientists and have access to NIBR state-of-the-art technology platforms to achieve their research goals
• Curriculum: Innovation Fellows will benefit from a tailored curriculum, including a comprehensive training series at the start of their Fellowship (boot camp), dedicated courses covering the fundamentals of drug discovery and development, exposure to business-related disciplines, and professional development workshops
• Fireside chats with leading scientists and entrepreneurs
• Community: Innovation Fellows will join our vibrant postdoctoral community for dedicated events, including the monthly postdoctoral seminars and our annual Research Day Symposium

Qualifications:
• Early-career scientists (MD and/or PhD), with a terminal degree, received within the last 3 years (students graduating in the next 5 months are eligible to apply)
• Dedicated to translating scientific discoveries into medicines that improve human health
• All scientific and technical disciplines welcome (biology, chemical biology, chemistry, computational and data sciences, and more)
• Strong publication record or other scientific achievements (i.e. awards, patents)
• Entrepreneurial mindset and boundless curiosity
Please submit your CV and cover letter by May 28, 2021, for consideration. Include a paragraph describing a potential area of unmet medical need where you believe you could make an impact. All applications will be evaluated by a review team comprised of NIBR discipline experts. Candidates selected as finalists will be invited for an all-day virtual interview in June 2021. New Innovation Fellows will be expected to start in September 2021 at our Emeryville, CA site.

For referrals and questions, contact Rutgers alumnus perry.yin@novartis.com

 

Internships at OptoVibronex

OptoVibronex is looking for interns to be involved in data analysis for studies in Dermatology (melanoma and skin cancer) and Ophthalmology (corneal and retina diseases). They can learn more about the technology and company by reviewing the website at optovibronex.com. For more information and to apply with a resume, contact Fred Silver fhsilver@hotmail.com

 

Internships at Colgate-Palmolive Company

There are a few internship positions Personal Care Products Early Research group, located at Piscataway.  We are looking for interns who will participate in our research programs in the field of either microbiology or biology.  

 

·       Graduate or undergraduate students who are rising juniors and seniors; rising seniors and graduate students preferred

·       Able to work full time during the summertime; and a minimum of 15 hours per week during the school year

·       Minimum GPA: 3.0

·       Previous lab and research experience in microbiology or biology highly preferred

·       Familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel

·       Good communication skills

If you are interested in applying for these positions, please send your resume to Min Li (min_li@colpal.com)

 

Rutgers I-Corps Site Program

Applications Open now for Summer 2021 Cohort 11

Calling all Researchers! Are you developing or tool or discovering a method that could make an impact on others by improving health, a faster process, making new creations possible, saving money, or making people's lives better?  Would you like to find out the impact your research can have on the industry?

For Faculty/Postdocs/Grad Student researchers working on applied research or STEM-based innovations with real-world impact: You don't have to do it alone! Work with the I-Corps@Rutgers Teaching Team to TEST how your research ideas would impact potential customers and begin the journey of bringing your solution out of the lab and into the market.

Benefits of the 5-week program include Training in business concepts, weekly mentorship, support, & feedback about your assumptions, expanding and diversifying your network, professional development skills in leadership & communication, and exposure to new funding opportunities and commercialization pathways, and ongoing support post-I-Corps. 

"You really find out what's the problem in the industry...  This [I-Corps program] was really helpful for me because I now understand how Industry works from upstream manufacturing to downstream .... and how to tweak the system so that it fits in with the need."

- Bryan Tsao, Entrepreneurial Lead from Team ImmunoSyNK

Postdoc from NJ Medical School, Department of Pathology, Immunology, & Laboratory Medicine

Teams can apply now by the June 1st Rolling Application Deadline at icorps.rutgers.edu or for cohort dates or more details. 

For Diversity & Inclusion, Individuals from underrepresented groups can apply for the Fellowship to be matched with an I-Corps team and receive a Paid Stipend for their participation in the cohort. See attached flyer.

 

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I-Corps@Rutgers Summer 2021 Cohort 11 Flyer .pdf

May 2021

Congratulations to iJOBS trainees Stefjord Todolli who now has a job as a Data Scientist as Odeko and Kuan Yu Cheong who has a job as a Scientist I in the R&D department at Genewiz

 

You can read the blog by Sally Wang about Transitioning and Working in Industry: a Journey of Adaptability and Role Changes.  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, emairutgersijobsblog@gmail.com

 

 

2021 Regeneron Science to Medicine Virtual Forum 

Friday, June 18 from 9 am – 5 pm via webcast. In addition to scientific talks from participants, there will be opportunities to gather information about jobs and fellowships at Regeneron and to interact with Regeneron scientists and postdoctoral fellows. We are inviting you to register for this free conference using the link below. The deadline to register is June 1, 2021. 

LINK TO REGISTER. Select “Register Now” on the top right.

 

Three post-doc positions at Eli Lilly:

  1. https://careers.lilly.com/job/indianapolis/postdoctoral-fellow/410/4407683952
  2. https://careers.lilly.com/job/indianapolis/postdoctoral-fellow/410/4456626880
  3. https://careers.lilly.com/job/indianapolis/postdoctoral-fellow/410/4456624864

For information and to answer your questions, contact iJOBS alum Aanchal Sharma aanchalsharma833@gmail.com

 

Associate Scientist, QC (ELISA/Cell-Based Binding Assay) at Gliead - Morris Plains, NJ 

This role is responsible for the routine performance of ELISA-based and cell-based potency assays for the release and stability of commercial drug substances and drug products in a cGMP QC laboratory setting. This position includes responsibility for validation and technical transfer of test methods, including the preparation of validation protocols and reports.

Susan Brenner

Talent Acquisition - Strategic Sourcing at Gilead Sciences susan.brenner1@gilead.com

For more information and to answer your questions, contact iJOBS alum Gemi Dessi

 

Academic Job Search Boot Camp 

This boot camp on applying to academic jobs hosted by Sloan Kettering is open to senior postdocs from historically underrepresented groups in biomedical fields (flyer attached). This Bootcamp will be divided into a series of online sessions that cover all aspects of writing a strong application, preparing for the interview, and negotiating the job offer. We will also host a panel with recent alumni who have successfully landed jobs in the last cycle.  We have created an application form for the interested postdocs to apply and the deadline to apply is May 21, 2021, by 11:59 PM (EDT). The exact dates (between June 8-17) and topics are detailed on the application form.  

 

TechAdvance Internship Program

Year 1 of Rutgers TechAdvance Internship Program was successful. The internship imparted training, hands-on experience, internal and external networking as well as accessibility to useful resources within Innovation Ventures and other units. We are calling for applications for Year 2 of this program with an effective date beginning July 2021 for a year. This program is directed towards graduate and post-graduate candidates at RU (Masters, MBA, JD, Ph.D, Postdoctoral candidates) across all disciplines and all RU campuses. Attached is the internship description. To learn more about TechAdvance, please visit our new website: https://research.rutgers.edu/techadvance.  Eusebio (EZ) Pires eusebio.pires@rutgers.edu


BioNJ Jobs Board

To see recent job postings in the NJ area for biotech and pharma, click here
 

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:


 

 


 

April 2021

 

 

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee June Kang who has accepted a Scientist position at Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in Cambridge, MA.  

 

Job as Clinical Pharmacologist at Gilead for Entry level PhD

 

Note there are multiple roles for entry-level PhDs at Gilead right now and below is just one of them.  If you have interest, please contact Rita Humeniuk, Senior Clinical Pharmacologist II at Rita.Humeniuk@gilead.com

As a Clinical Pharmacologist, you will be responsible for the design, data analysis, and progress communication on a small number of studies with input from more senior Clinical Pharmacologists. You will have a general understanding of how clinical study design can lead to proof-of-concept and may provide suggestions for modifications to process changes. You will have an unparalleled opportunity to be involved with several aspects of the product development process. We seek to provide a rewarding career and a continuous learning experience.

Responsibilities

 

  • With guidance, designs, and conducts clinical pharmacology studies.
  • Assists in the pharmacokinetic analysis, interpretation, and reporting of data from studies.
  • Conducts and reports result from PK/PD analysis.
  • Analyzes and reports result from toxicokinetic studies.
  • Provide support to research ADME programs if necessary.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to convey technical information clearly to others are required.

 

Education

 

  • 2+ years of experience and an MD, PhD, or PharmD degree in pharmacokinetics or a related scientific discipline. Knowledge of pharmacokinetic and other analysis software programs (e.g. WinNonlin, GraphPad, etc.)
  • Knowledge of current and emerging scientific standards regulatory requirements
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to convey complex technical information clearly
  • Ability to critically analyze problems and provide creative solutions
  • Confidence and discipline to work autonomously
  • Genuine curiosity and drive to ask questions – looking for the ‘why’ of every project
  • Desire to strive for continuous improvement

 

 

CV Workshop

Scismic is hosting a free webinar on tailoring a resume/CV for an industry position. We’ll cover the differences between an academic and industry CV and the style and language needed to stand out. Thursday, May 6 from 6-7 pm. See attached flyer and register by clicking here

 

Listen, Think, CREATE!: Advice from an NJ Tech CEO whose Business is Innovation

Sponsored by I-Corps@Rutgers

Day/Date:  Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Dean Guida, Founder & CEO of Infragistics, a New Jersey-based world-leading developer of user interface and application development tools, has been helping entrepreneurs and innovators build technology solutions for decades. Dean has been a great friend to Rutgers students, since 2015 including making Infragistics' Indigo. Studio design-to-code software is available for free to thousands of UI/UX designers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Come join our next Virtual Event sponsored by I-Corps@Rutgers to hear Dean's advice for Rutgers students, faculty, staff, and alumni who want to launch a new technology-based product or build an app to solve a real-world problem. Learn what it takes to foster an innovative mindset as a core competency in your company and how to listen to stakeholders, think about problems, and then create solutions that will delight your customers.  Don't miss this opportunity to hear from an expert on innovation & design and take advantage of all the resources available to you as an innovator. Register by clicking here: Listen, Think, CREATE!: Advice from an NJ Tech CEO focused on Innovation Tickets, Wed, May 5, 2021, at 2:30 PM | Eventbrite

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Human Skin Gene Therapy  

 

One full-time postdoctoral position is available at the Shriners Hospital for Children-Boston and the Center for Engineering in Medicine and Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The research project is focused on the development of reagents and protocols for generating genetically modified epidermal cells and skin grafts from junctional epidermolysis bullosa patient(s) by insertion, via lentiviral transduction techniques, of the normal LAMB3 gene, followed by testing in immunodeficient mouse models before patient application. Interaction between our hospital-based research lab and other industrial labs and clinical research units is also seen as a key translational aspect of ultimate clinical application.

 

Applicants should have a strong background in all aspects of lentiviral construction (expression and packaging). Experience with gene modification of mammalian cells and bioartificial skin transplantation into immunodeficient animal models is a plus. Successful candidates will be expected to take the lead within the project, to publish manuscripts as a first author, and to present data at conferences and lab meetings. Applicants should have a PhD in biomedical engineering, pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular biology, virology, or a related field with relevant experience. Pay is commensurate with the level of experience and subject to NIH and Shriners regulations for postdoctoral stipends. The initial contracted term will be for one year, from which further extensions will be possible based on progress and productivity. 

Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter with a description of your research experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees in a single pdf document to Ilana Reis, Program Director, at ireis2@sbi.org

 

Psychology of Career Decision Making

MONDAY MAY 3, 2021 1:00 – 3:15 PM EST

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Making career decisions can be an overwhelming process and many of us engage in hasty decision making or get caught in a state of decision paralysis. In this workshop, we will explore factors that can influence our career decisions (hint: many of them do not have anything to do with careers!) and discuss decision-making models that focus on process and prioritization.  We will emphasize the importance of self-reflection and awareness of our personal interests, skills, values, and goals and will address the importance of flexibility. The webinar and small group discussions will be helpful for individuals making career decisions and others who provide support and encouragement to others engaged in the process. This is a one-hour webinar, followed by facilitated small group discussions. Because experts will facilitate the small groups, you must register in advance. Sponsored by OITE at NIH.

 

Hiring Post-Pandemic: What you need to know

FRIDAY May 7, 2021 10:30 AM -12:00 PM (EST)

 

REGISTER HERE

What does the crystal ball predict for hiring after the pandemic? We will share data and connect with hiring managers about what will happen in 2021 and beyond. We asked our 300 speakers about what hiring looked like in 2020, 2021, and will look like in the future. We also have some great advice from our Career Symposium Speakers on how to ensure you are ready to launch your career as we move past the pandemic.  Sponsored by OITE at NIH.


 

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. 

DPF 737

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
Click here to see the latest job postings in the NJ/NY area.
 

For questions, please contact one of the program directors:

 

 

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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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
Not ready to apply? Sign up for our notification list: https://notify.insightdatascience.com/notify
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 flyerfor 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