November 2022

Temporary Position at Colgate-Palmolive in Cell Biology

The position is within the Research & Innovation - Personal Care department in Colgate's Global Technology Center in Piscataway, NJ. The desired time commitment would be 2 days per week. Job requirements:

  • Have BS in biology or chemistry with experience in cell culture 
  • Maintain cell culture on a daily basis, supply cells for in vitro models 
  • Work with in vitro models to screen active ingredients for skin benefits
  • Experienced with ELISA assays is a plus.
  • Conduct gene expression studies for evaluation of biofunctionals as neat and as formula prototype for skin health benefits 
  • Perform fluorescent immunoassays for proliferation/apoptosis/viability of skin cells
  • Provide support for in-house pilot clinical studies

 

The earliest start date would be January 3, 2023, and all resumes can be sent to Alexandra D’Arcangelis, PhD Senior Principal Scientist alexandra_d_darcangelis@colpal.com

Biochemistry Teaching Lab Instructor - Fixed Term 

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) at Michigan State University is seeking an innovative and engaging educator for a 12-month, fixed-term (non-tenure track) instructor position to manage day-to-day operations and participate in instruction of intermediate and senior level undergraduate biochemistry laboratory courses. The initial appointment is for one year with reappointment expected based on satisfactory performance and continued funding. These courses emphasize basic quantitative laboratory skills and data analysis, using biochemical methods and principles for the study of proteins and nucleic acids.  This instructor will work with a collaborative team of faculty and graduate teaching assistants to contribute to curriculum development, present lectures or run recitations, grade laboratory notebooks and reports, and other assessments, and maintain grading records. Specific duties include the preparation, testing, and set-up of laboratory materials and reagents, maintaining laboratory stocks/strains, basic repair and maintenance of laboratory equipment, and in-class oversight of student progress in conducting experiments during laboratory sessions.  As this position requires a considerable amount of student-instructor contact in a laboratory setting, the candidate should be committed to teaching in intensive and interactive small group settings. Dependent on a candidate’s interests and qualifications, additional duties may include participating in Discipline-Based Education Research, curriculum development, and subject matter pedagogy. The candidate should be committed to continued professional development and is expected to become part of the vibrant community of scholars engaged in improving undergraduate STEM education at MSU. The College of Natural Sciences and BMB are committed to building and supporting an equitable and inclusive community for all faculty, staff, and students. The department is especially interested in receiving applications from candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion and bring nontraditional educational perspectives and/or appreciation of the experiences of underrepresented groups. 

Required Degree: Master’s degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, or closely related field  

Desired Degree: Doctorate degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, or closely related field 

Minimum Requirements

·       Master’s degree required. A doctorate in biochemistry, molecular biology or a closely related field is preferred. 

·       Teaching experience, including as a graduate teaching assistant in laboratory science courses at the college or university level. 

·       Experience in teaching diverse populations of students and/or evidence of commitment to professional development around diversity, equity, and inclusion topics.

Desired Qualifications

·       Proficiency in biochemistry and molecular biology, including subject content knowledge, experience with recombinant DNA techniques, protein purification, and enzymology.

·       Experience using and maintaining a range of laboratory instruments. 

·       Strong teamwork skills and commitment to teamwork.

·       Experience in one-on-one student teaching and mentorship. 

·       Instructor of record in laboratory course(s) in the fields of molecular biology, recombinant DNA techniques, protein purification and/or enzymology

·       Professional development around teaching and learning, DBER (Discipline based education research), and subject matter pedagogy.

Applicants should submit the following documents to this site

·       Cover letter

·       Curriculum Vitae

o   At minimum includes academic degrees you have earned, work experience relevant to the position, and specific laboratory skills and equipment you have experience with.

·       Scientific writing sample 

o   e.g., research manuscript, medical communication, technical report, science blog post, news article)

·       Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement (1 page)

·       Teaching portfolio (limited to 10 pages)

o   Teaching philosophy (1 page) 

§  Reflection on your set of beliefs concerning the practice of pedagogy and the process of learning. 

§  A narrative describing past roles and responsibilities, teaching collaborations, describing how consideration of diversity and inclusion has shaped your teaching practice 

o   Describe an experience where you evaluated the efficacy of your own teaching practice, including how you collaborated with colleagues in this effort.   

o   Support your narrative with documentation (e.g., syllabi, assessments, instructional materials, student evaluations, etc.)

·       The names and contact information for three references who can address both your teaching and writing experience

Please direct questions regarding the position to Dr. Kelly Kim (kimhyoj6@msu.edu), Chair of the Search Committee. Review of applications will begin on 12/1/2022 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. 

Mastering the Art of Networking: Career Conference & Etiquette Dinner 

  • Registration website can be found here 
  • Event Date – 12/10/22, Registration Expected to Close 11/28  
  • Audience/Eligibility:  Rutgers University-New Brunswick Graduate and Undergraduate Students
  • Overview: Overcome your initial fears of networking, master the art of working a room, feel confident with small talk, develop a professional online brand, snag a LinkedIn headshot, and enjoy a two-course etiquette dinner. Whether you are a first-year student learning to network or a senior or graduate student trying to enhance your job search prospects, join us for an immersive conference experience designed to help you master the art of networking
  • Cost: $10
  • See attached flyer for more details.

Novus I-Corps program at Rutgers Workshop 

This event is for individuals (grad students, postdocs, faculty) or research teams who want to learn more about what it takes to bring a technology out of the lab and into the market.  It's a workshop/training/networking event designed to shift the mindset of the researchers from the technology they're developing to the people who would benefit.This event will be held in-person on January 13th from 9:00am to 1:00pm (co-sponsored by Rutgers Innovation Ventures and the Northeast I-Corps Hub). For more information and to register, click here and please see attached flyer.

October 2022

You can read the blog by Jocelyn Radeny on the iJOBS Career Panel on Non-Faculty Jobs for PhDs in Academia

Positions for PhDs at Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

Post Doctoral Biomedical Fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Degree: Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen, LPR, or foreign nationals

For additional positions, click here

Postdoc Position at AbbVie

AbbVie is looking for competitive Ph.D. candidates who are interested in pursuing an industry postdoctoral fellowship in research pharmacology. This fellowship focuses on developing the pre-clinical translational skills required of a pharmacology scientist. As part of the training program, the fellow will participate in pre-clinical study activities including study conceptualization through study design, protocol development, study execution, and cross functional team interactions across multiple therapeutic areas within AbbVie. Additionally, interested fellows will gain expertise in pharmacology sections of regulatory submissions, and interact with scientists from other functional areas such as formulation development, clinical pharmacology and clinical development. The fellowship is intended to enhance the postdoctoral research training of the applicant with hands-on application of core biological principles and techniques to move programs from preclinical stages to clinical development for key AbbVie programs.  The deadline to submit an application is December 9, 2022. See attached brochure for more details. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. William Gong (wgong@usc.edu) or Mansour Dughbaj (mansour.dughbaj@abbvie.com).

Instructor of Biology at Philips Academy, Andover, MA

Phillips Academy seeks a full-time, continuing Instructor in Biology to begin in September of 2023. We are interested in candidates who are enthusiastic about teaching all levels of biology from introductory biology to AP level and our advanced laboratory research elective. We seek dynamic candidates who will be active participants in the academic, athletics/fitness, and residential programs at this boarding school. Graduate work in biology plus teaching experience preferred.

*A more formal announcement will be posted in November. Please reach out to Dr. Christine Marshall (cmarshall@andover.edu), Assistant Dean of Faculty and Instructor in Biology, for more information.

Research Scientist 3, Fellowship at the NJ Department of Health

PHEL has received funding through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Enhancing Detection fund for four (2 year) Fellowship positions for Advanced Informatics in Public Health Laboratory Science. These positions have been funded in support of the grant proposal for a Distributed Public Health Laboratory Infrastructure (DPHLI). The fellows’ expertise is expected to include a background in Public Health, Bioinformatics, Informatics, AI Methodologies, application development, a familiarity in working with IT consultants, network systems, data visualization techniques, and cloud services. The overall goal of the fellowship will be to model and implement a DPHLI with the intended goal of providing statewide near real time actionable information on infectious disease testing, rendered as an integrated information stream to inform public policy while supporting rapid response, enabling mitigation strategies, targeted surveillance, and enhanced surveillance testing. This is a two-year fellowship position with the Public Health and Environmental Laboratories. Candidates should have a minimum of a master’s degree in informatics, and two years of experience working in public health or healthcare environments or are enrolled in an accredited advanced informatics program of study, doctoral prepared or doctoral candidate. Experience in bioinformatics or supervised machine learning, preferred, but not required. The fellows will work under the direction of the Laboratory Director and Associate Medical Director and alongside scientists and technical personnel within the public health laboratory services unit. Under direct supervision of Research Scientist 1. 

EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a Master's degree in a discipline appropriate to the position. EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of experience in a field appropriate to the position. NOTE: A Doctorate in a discipline appropriate to the position may be substituted for two (2) years of experience indicated above. LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

Jobs in the biopharma industry in NJ

To see a listing of recent jobs posted to the BioNJ jobs board in industry, click here

Why a Career in Medical Writing?

Medical writing is a broad term that encompasses many different roles and opportunities. For example, medical writers are uniquely positioned at the intersection of pharmaceutical science and scientific communications. They may choose a path to support regulatory writing and submissions to health authorities for a new treatment approval, or they may choose to work in medical communications, helping to disseminate key medical and scientific information in the public domain. Medical writers can also choose the way in which they practice, working in small biotech companies, large pharma companies, contract research organizations, or as independent free-lance writers. Employed across these various settings, the role and responsibilities of a medical writer can vary greatly based on job setting. This panel discussion will provide an overview of career options within the realm of medical writing, the value of ISMPP (International Society for Medical Publication Professionals) membership and certification, and Q&A with 3 experienced medical writers who will share their unique journeys that led them to medical writing as a career.

Wed Nov 9 from 6:30-8pm by Zoom

Click here for more information and to register

Job as Clinical Trial Disclosure Manager at BMS in Summit

The Clinical Trial Disclosure Manager will provide the operational support of

  • Clinical Trial Data Sharing,
  • Publication of Patient Lay Summaries and
  • Redaction of clinical trial documents in accordance with evolving global regulations.

Key business partners are Clinical Development/Early Development Leads, Global Development Operations, Global Biostatisticians, Publications, Information Technology, Alliance Partners, Medical Writing, and Submission Managers.

  • Manage and coordinate external requests from researchers for BMS clinical trial data with professionalism and adherence to policy and regulation
  • Collaborate with Informed Consent Form (ICF) Lead, Development Leads, Legal, Global Biostatistics, and Publications to ensure awareness of data sharing requests and proper safeguarding of the data
  • Collaborate with Global Development Operations, Clinical Trial Engagement, and other internal and external stakeholders to establish an end-to-end process for delivering plain language summaries of clinical trial results to patients and the public
  • Develop training and drive change management for novel processes related to Plain Language Summaries and the broader EU Clinical Trial Regulation
  • Manage and Coordinate redaction of clinical documents in accordance with EMA Policy 0070, Health Canada Public Release of Clinical Information (PRCI), EU Clinical Trial Regulation, and other global regulations.
  • Collaborate with Global Development Operations, Global Biostatisticians, Medical Writing, Submission Managers, and other stakeholders to operationalize redaction requirements
  • Provide vendor oversight to support data sharing, redactions and lay summaries preparation, as appropriate
  • Work with IT, as needed, to implement technology solutions related to clinical trial disclosure
  • Manage and track redaction book-of-work; compile and report on volume and performance metrics
  • Provide operational support to CT Results Managers, as required
  • Assists in monitoring the global regulatory environment and maintains working knowledge of disclosure requirements
  • Communicates with internal and external stakeholders to improve on processes and manage unmet need
  • Trains new staff and develops job aids, work instructions, and user guides, as needed
  • BA/BS or MA/MS in scientific or medical field
  • 2-3 years of data sharing experience and 5 years relevant work experience in a scientific or medical field with BA/BS
  • US military experience will be considered towards industry experience requirements
  • Deep understanding of US/Canada and EU requirements for clinical trial disclosure as well as other related policies (ICMJE, PhRMA/EFPIA principles for responsible data sharing, etc.)
  • Preferred experience in Patient Lay Summaries writing 
  • Familiarity and comfortability working with and discussing scientific data
  • Project and stakeholder management experience  
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and seek out support when needed
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize

For more information, click here or contact iJOBS alum Gina Castellano gmcastel98@gmail.com

Road to Commercialization from Innovation Ventures

As an-going effort to provide Rutgers researchers, fellows and students access to resources and materials that will be useful to their research commercialization activities, Innovation Ventures @ the Office for Research invites all our faculty, staff, fellows and students to our Road to Commercialization Symposium Series #3.

Rutgers inventors will share their success stories and discuss why they chose to license their technology to an existing company or decided to launch a start-up company. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the student-led Rutgers start-up ‘Visikol’ and its successful acquisition by CELLINK (now BICO). The webinar will conclude with short presentations focusing on available resources at Innovation Ventures, including funding programs. See attached flyer for details.

Date: 17th November 2022
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm (EST)
Theme: License to an existing company or launch a start-up?

Register by clicking here

Who can attend: Rutgers faculty, staff, fellows and students (Need your NetID)

Required to attend: Prospective TechAdvance and HealthAdvance commercialization funding applicants

You can read a post by Kiranmayi Vemuri about the iJOBS event on Startups and Fellowship Opportunities for working at startups

Co-op in High Content Screening at BMS

Leads Discovery & Optimization (LDO) is a dynamic organization that supports the entire continuum of drug discovery from lead identification to clinical candidate delivery at Bristol Myers Squibb. LDO leverages state of the art technologies, complemented by deep subject matter expertise and broad scientific knowledge, to deliver innovative and comprehensive preclinical in vitro datasets to support our drug discovery pipeline in disease areas such as oncology, fibrosis, cardiovascular diseases, and cell therapy.

The High Content Screening (HCS) Group within LDO is seeking a highly motivated and curious co-op to help HCS support Thematic Research Centers by developing advanced cell-based assays to answer biological questions, conducting cell-based fluorescence microscopy experiments, and analyzing the large multi-parametric datasets to derive biological insights from high content microscopy data. This co-op position will help address gaps in our suite of advanced three-dimensional (3D) cell culture models relevant to Discovery Immunology. Some in vivo biological phenomena can be modeled in 3D cell culture that are not recapitulated in monolayer culture and utilizing 3D cell models may also significantly impact a program’s decisions when comparing in vitro and in vivo datasets. 3D cell systems can serve to bridge gaps that exist between cell and animal studies. The co-op will be responsible for evaluating 3D cellular disease models using fluorescence imaging and analysis. The co-op will learn about the experimental techniques used in our daily work and the scientific methods that drives our investigation into life-saving medicines.    

  • Develop 3D cell model imaging solutions using high content imaging platforms in collaboration with Discovery Biology.
  • Develop 3D analysis algorithms to quantify phenotypic changes relevant to the disease biology or drug treatment.
  • Apply AI/ML solutions to increase efficiencies and throughput in data generation.
  • Summarize findings and results with weekly reports and monthly updates to the team.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Enrolled in a full-time university program that includes or approves a six month co-op experience at BMS
  • Some cell biology coursework completed
  • Hands on laboratory training in microscopy and image analysis preferred

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture. For more information, click here and email Kirill Gorshkov  Kirill.Gorshkov@bms.com

 

Job as Scientific Communications Manager at Simons Foundation

Launched in 2006, SFARI is a scientific initiative within the Simons Foundation's suite of programs. SFARI’s mission is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance.

SFARI is seeking a scientific communications manager who will be responsible for developing and managing all content on SFARI’s website (SFARI.org), as well as that of some related SFARI programs such as AutismBrainNet.org, to meet audience and stakeholder needs. The scientific communications manager will report directly to the editor-in-chief of SimonsFoundation.org, while working closely with members of the SFARI science team and leadership.

It is expected that the successful candidate will have a strong background in the life sciences — particularly neuroscience, genetics, developmental biology and/or other fields related to autism science — and be very familiar with the scientific and clinical research landscape. They will work with SFARI science team members and stakeholders to manage the creation and development of web content that reflects the mission and goals of the organization.

This is a full-time position based at the Simons Foundation’s New York City offices. This position does not involve journalistic work for Spectrum, which is supported by the Simons Foundation but is editorially independent.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the writing, editing, organization and maintenance of SFARI.org’s content related to SFARI resources and cohorts, grantees, publications, projects and funding opportunities.
  • Identify new content for SFARI news, meeting and workshop reports, Q&As and other avenues as needed.
  • Manage an editorial associate and manage the work of freelance writers, editors and copyeditors, commissioning, editing and publishing this content.
  • Oversee the production of SFARI’s monthly newsletter.
  • Work closely with the SFARI grants team to review and publish requests for application (RFAs) and related grant materials.
  • Select suitable and brand-consistent images and artwork to accompany website content, newsletter and social media, and work with the foundation’s communications team to organize and archive all multimedia.
  • Build and maintain an editorial calendar for SFARI.org.
  • Work closely with the foundation’s editor-in-chief and web development team to guide and prioritize SFARI.org improvements and fixes, coordinate requests from program leaders and oversee the implementation of those requests.
  • Work closely with SFARI’s science team, as well as the foundation’s events team, to prepare collateral for internal meetings, such as program books and slides.
  • Manage SFARI’s social media accounts.
  • Perform any other duties or tasks as assigned or required.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in neuroscience, genetics, developmental biology and/or autism science or a related field. An advanced degree (Ph.D. or M.D.) is strongly preferred.
  • Three to five years of employment experience in scientific or research communications.
  • A deep understanding of the scientific and clinical research process, including familiarity with academia, scientific publishing and/or scientific research institutions.
  • Ability to tailor scientific content to different audiences who may have varying degrees of expertise and knowledge.
  • Experience with Google Analytics and an understanding of how analytics tools can help to drive content development.
  • Previous experience building and managing teams a plus.
  • Familiarity with website content management systems, such as WordPress, and experience managing social media a plus.
  • Must be fastidiously attentive to detail and committed to accuracy for a discerning scientific audience.
  • Must be very well organized, able to multitask and to field simultaneous requests from various SFARI team members, with rigorous attention to clear and timely communication.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with editorial, technical and leadership teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating command of the highest standards of written and spoken English.
  • Flexibility to assist with other projects for the foundation as needed.
  • For more information and to apply, click here. Please submit a résumé and cover letter stating your interest in the position.

Virtual Career Expo

The ASBMB Career Expo aims to highlight the diversity of career choices available to modern biomedical researchers. No matter your career stage, this virtual event will provide a plethora of career options for you to explore while simultaneously connecting you with knowledgeable professionals in these careers.  Each 60-minute session will focus on a different career path and will feature breakout rooms with a range of professionals in those paths. Attendees can choose to meet in a small group with a single professional for the entire session or move freely between breakout rooms to sample advice from multiple professionals. Sessions will feature the following five sectors: industry, government, science communication, science policy, and other. November 2, from 11am-5pm.  For more information and to register, click here.

Postdoctoral scientist in innate immunity and host-pathogen interactions, RBHS, Newark, NJ

The Parker laboratory at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is looking for a postdoctoral scientist to work in the areas of innate immunity and host-pathogen interactions in the airway. Current projects in the lab include: trained immunity and lung function after infection, airway epithelial resistance mechanisms, role of type I and III interferons in pathogenesis, humanized mouse models of infection and alveolar macrophage development and function. The primary pathogen used is Staphylococcus aureus, although prior microbiology experience is not essential. The postdoctoral scientist will be involved in experiment design, data generation, student supervision, manuscript writing, conference participation and is expected to apply for external funding. Applicants should be competitive for external funding. The successful candidate will have a PhD or MD/PhD with a firm background in immunology or microbiology. Prior experience in animal work, multicolor flow cytometry and cell culture is desirable. Please include a cover letter with research interests along with a CV to Dane Parker PhD dp964@njms.rutgers.edu

Congratulations to iJOBS Michelle Zeliph who got a job as Microbiologist at Ethicon.

You can read a post by Soumyadipa Das about the iJOBS site visit to BMS

Job as Principal Scientist, mRNA Display, Merck

Our Research Scientists are our Inventors. Our goal is to find novel and effective therapies by identifying and targeting steps in disease mechanisms or pathways that could be inhibited or enhanced. Using innovative thinking, state-of-the-art facilities, and robust scientific methodology we collaborate to discover the next medical breakthroughs. Within Screening and Compound Profiling (SCP) we leverage cutting edge methodologies and innovative thinking to discover small molecule and peptide drug leads. SCP is currently seeking an exceptional individual to join the mRNA Display Peptide Discovery group in Kenilworth, NJ
The successful candidate will work closely with therapeutic area stakeholders, chemists, protein scientists, and multidisciplinary pharmacologists to define strategies for driving the execution and expansion of the mRNA Display platform to accelerate delivery of high-quality peptides for oncology, neuroscience, cardiovascular, and infectious disease programs. Candidates should be highly motivated to work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment. S/he will have hands-on peptide discovery training (in academia or industry), preferably with mRNA Display or Phage Display expertise. Furthermore, they will have a proven track record of driving the science at the bench. This individual will play a key role in furthering discovery efforts, by conceiving, developing and implementing innovative workflows for mRNA Display and informatic analysis. They will also lead efforts to ensure implementation of best practices. A mindset of innovation and continual technological improvement is important. S/he will have the opportunity to work independently and to proactively collaborate with colleagues across therapeutic area disciplines.
Primary Responsibilities:

 

  • Highly motivated leader and team player with a strong desire to mentor/guide team members and deliver impact across multiple therapeutic areas
  • Design, validate and execute mRNA-Display selections with follow-up NGS QC and analysis
  • Draft, Maintain and Update SOPs, protocols and other documentation
  • Identify opportunities for innovation (platform and workflow improvements e.g. using automation)
  • Continual improvement in approaches for optimizing peptidic matter using mRNA-Display capabilities
  • Present results at multi-disciplinary drug discovery project team meetings
  • Act as liaison on projects between research sites (NJ, PA, MA & CA).

Education Minimum Requirements:

PhD in biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology or related discipline

Preferred Experience and Skills:
 

  • PhD in biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology or related discipline with postdoctoral training and relevant professional experience (preferred)
  • Experience leading teams, setting strategy, and providing project prioritizations
  • Deep and broad understanding of biochemistry, molecular biology, including Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), as it relates to mRNA-Display or other display screening technologies (e.g. phage display)
  • Experience performing affinity selections for mRNA-Display, phage display or DELs
  • Industrial experience in a Research & Development (R&D) organization is a plus
  • Excellent problem solving, oral and written communication skills to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to influence, communicate and collaborate across a global organization
  • Ability to think strategically and deliver results.

For more information click here

Merck ADME Intern (Transporter Group) for summer

A summer research internship position is available at Transporter Group at the Department of ADME (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion), Discovery Toxicology and Bioanalysis within the Division of Preclinical Development at Merck Research Laboratories. The Transporter group located at West Point, PA, is a center of excellence to design, execute, and integrate transporter related in vitro and preclinical studies to support the Merck Portfolio through all stages of drug discovery and development. We are also driving cutting edge ADME-transporter science via developing and implementing novel in vitro and preclinical models, as well as translational approaches to enhance our capabilities to predict the roles of transporters on ADME, drug-drug interactions (DDIs), efficacy, and toxicity of drugs, and understand their interplay with drug metabolizing enzymes in healthy and diseased subjects. 

This research internship will last up to 12 weeks at our West Point, PA site. The research project will be focus on in vitro mechanistic evaluation on inhibition of hepatic transporters. The intern will be guided to design and conduct various cell-based transport assays and get exposed to mechanistic modeling tools to investigate the role of drug transporters in drug disposition and DDIs. In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to be engaged in scientific discussion, presentation, and develop an understanding of the rapidly evolving field of drug transporters and its impact on drug discovery and development. The intern will also have opportunities to participate in various special events/programs for summer interns to explore your future career interest and learn drug discovery and development at Merck. 

Key Roles/Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: 

• Design and conduct in vitro transport inhibition/uptake studies in various call-based models 

• Prepare samples for bioanalysis 

• Analyze and interpret in vitro data to understand the inhibition and uptake kinetics and transporter related DDI prediction 

• Participate in group meetings and will be expected to present the results of the research project at the end of internship 

• Potentially publish the work 

Required Qualifications: 

• Must be a full-time student currently enrolled in a Masters/PhD program in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Cell Biology or related life science fields. 

• Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 

• Must be enrolled full-time in the Fall Semester at an accredited university/college after the completion of the internship 

• Must be able to complete a 10-12 consecutive week internship between May and August 

• Must have basic laboratory skills and research experience on in vitro biological systems 

Preferred Experience and Skills: 

•Prior experience and knowledge in cell biology, enzyme kinetics, drug ADME and transportersare a plus

•Good verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills

•Efficient, organized, and able to handle short timelines in a fast-paced environment

•Critical thinking, ability to identify issues and seek solutions

•Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

•Proficiency with MS Office Suite

Locations: West Point, PA This is a full- time internship position Please send your CVs to Jingling Guo  (jingjing.guo@merck.com) or Xiaoyan (xiaoyan_chu@merck.com).

Job as Science and Policy Communications Specialist 

Department: ASBMB Communications Department 

Reports to: Communications Director 

Status: Full time, Exempt Location: Rockville, Maryland, Hybrid working three days per week in the office 

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) is seeking a Science and Policy Communications Specialist who serves as the society’s media-relations officer for science policy and publishing matters. 

Responsibilities and Duties: • Serves as the society’s media-relations officer for science policy and publishing matters. • Writes news releases about advocacy activities and scientific findings reported in the society’s journals. • Interviews subject-matter experts and conducts research to tell complete and compelling stories. • Pitches story ideas and interviews to mainstream, trade and specialty media outlets. • Leverages and maintains society’s press list and develops relationships with reporters. • Uses press-release distribution services, email and social media to disseminate news. • Tracks and analyzes the effectiveness of media-relations activities. • Responds to inquiries from public information officers and journalists. • Edits and proofreads position statements, testimony, newsletters and other correspondence. • Identifies relevant content from partner outlets for republishing in the member magazine. • Writes news briefs about the society’s members. • Provides writing, editing, proofreading and support for various publishing projects and campaigns. Positions may be reassigned, and responsibilities may be modified or changed at any time to fulfill organizational requirements. 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, English or Journalism required. Advanced degree preferred. • At least two years of journalistic writing experience preferably with a focus on science and/or technology. This is not an entry level position. • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines • Strong oral and written communication skills, grammar, spelling and journalistic writing; Associated Press Style • Ability to be flexible and work creatively as part of a team or autonomously; strong interpersonal skills • Proficiency with MS Office and web content management • Familiarity with social media platforms • Must have proficient analytical skills • Must have attention to detail 

BENEFITS: This is a full-time, exempt position. ASBMB offers exceptional benefits including professional development opportunities, 403(b) retirement, medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and free parking are offered. 

LOCATION: This position is located in Rockville, Maryland and in walking distance to Metro and on major bus lines. Currently all staff are required to work in the office 3 days per week and work remotely 2 days per week. 

For more information, visit http://www.faseb.org/employment. Please send a cover letter and salary requirements with your resume to resumes@faseb.org Include links or PDFs of at least three or more clips of relevant work. Clips must show storytelling and deadline-driven reporting chops.

 

Job as Science Writer 

Department: ASBMB Communications Department 

Reports to: Managing Editor 

Status: Full time, Exempt Location: Rockville, Maryland, Hybrid, working three days per week in the office 

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) is seeking a Science Writer for its monthly print and digital magazine, ASBMB Today. The writer will be expected to craft profiles of researchers, thoroughly sourced and vetted investigations, character- and discovery-driven narratives that bring science to life, and timely news stories for print and online publication. Additional duties will include, but are not limited to, providing writing, editing, proofreading and support for various ASBMB projects. 

Responsibilities and Duties: • Develops a strong understanding of monthly magazine’s primary audiences (established and emerging biochemists and molecular biologists) and secondary audiences (policymakers, industry executives, academic administrators and laypeople who love the life sciences). • Crafts profiles of researchers (primarily ASBMB members), thoroughly sourced and vetted investigations, character- and discovery-driven narratives that bring science to life, and timely news stories for print and online publication. • Leverages existing network of on-the-record expert sources and develops new ones through email, social media, phone calls and meeting attendance. • Develops long- and short-range story ideas by mining scientific literature and institutional and industry press releases, reading competing and complementary news sources, regularly communicating with sources, attending virtual scientific meetings and using social media. • Experiments with new forms of print and online storytelling, acquiring new technical skills as needed through self-teaching, virtual workshops and online courses. • Provides writing, editing, proofreading and support for other ASBMB creative projects and campaigns. • Cultivates a strong social media following and actively promotes the society’s value proposition, publications, campaigns and programs. • Writes about classic papers for the Journal of Biological Chemistry. • Assists with proofreading and editing when needed. Positions may be reassigned, and responsibilities may be modified or changed at any time to fulfill organizational requirements. 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, English or Journalism required. Advanced degree preferred. • Three to five years of journalistic writing experience preferably with a focus on science and/or technology. This is not an entry level position. • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines • Strong oral and written communication skills, grammar, spelling and journalistic writing; Associated Press Style • Ability to be flexible and work creatively as part of a team or autonomously; strong interpersonal skills • Proficiency with MS Office and web content management • Familiarity with social media platforms • Must have proficient analytical skills • Must have attention to detail 

BENEFITS: This is a full-time, exempt position. ASBMB offers exceptional benefits including professional development opportunities, 403(b) retirement, medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and free parking are offered. 

LOCATION: This position is located in Rockville, Maryland and in walking distance to Metro and on major bus lines. Currently all staff are required to work in the office 3 days per week and work remotely 2 days per week. 

For more information, visit http://www.faseb.org/employment. Please send a cover letter and salary requirements with your resume to resumes@faseb.org. Include links or PDFs of at least three or more clips of relevant work. Clips must show storytelling and deadline-driven reporting chops.

Jobs at Ambit consulting company

Ambit Inc is a new and dynamic life sciences product development and consulting firm. They have several jobs open. 

Analyst

Consultant

Senior Consultant

Engagement Manager/Associate Principal

Principal

For more information, contact Birnur Ozbas-Erdem birnur.ozbas-erdem@ambitinc.com

Applications for Nucleate's equity-free life science Activator Bio and Eco programs extended to Oct 21

Apply today to be connected with potential co-founders, equipped with an unparalleled network, and the opportunity for funding support from our $2.4M pool of grants and investment opportunities. We are having a community meetup on October 20th, 6:30 pm at Porchlight, 271 11th Ave, New York, NY, 10001 – come network with other applicants, mentors, experts and the leadership team! Please RSVP here.

Missed an Info Session? View a recording here

Have questions or would like to learn more? Join us during office hours in the coming weeks. 

10/12 Wednesday 4 - 5 pm
10/14 Friday noon - 1 pm 
10/17 Monday 11 am - noon
10/18 Tuesday 5 - 6 pm

Upcoming Virtual Event - “Starting a company with your PI”: Join us Monday, October 17th 6:00PM ET for a panel discussion featuring George Church, Wild MicrobesManifold Bio, and additional guests as they discuss how trainees and advisors work together to create pioneering biotech companies and what founders should know beforehand. Follow this link to register

Strong Track Record: Nucleate has formed and supported 100+ startup teams through our Activator program addressing unmet needs in human health and sustainability. Our alumni have gone on to raise over $170M in funding to develop technologies like protein sequencing (Glyphic), drug design (Manifold Bio), synthetic biology (Wild Microbes), and biomanufacturing (Ivu Bio). Last year, we awarded more than $200K in non-dilutive funding and over $1M in SAFE investments through our corporate sponsor Pillar VC

About Nucleate: Nucleate is a student-run nonprofit organization with chapters across the US and Europe originated by graduate students at Harvard and MIT [see our stories in STATEndpoints, and the Timmerman Report]. Our equity-free Activator program supports companies that tackle the biggest challenges in human health (Bio Track) and sustainability (Eco Track). The program connects scientific trainees and business students with a world-class advisor network of startup founders, executives, venture investors, and renowned scientists. Nucleate NYC aims to support local academic trainees passionate about life science entrepreneurship and operates in collaboration with student groups and industry partners in our area. Visit our website, find us on LinkedIn/Twitter andsubscribe to our newsletter to learn more!

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.

 

Innovating Together with Activate hosted by the Northeast I-Corps Hub

Date: Tuesday, October 25th

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET 

Location: Online via Zoom

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovating-together-w-activate-tickets-432834528727

Come learn about how NSF I-Corps and Activate can help you bring your research/technology closer to solving real-world problems, building proof of concept prototypes, and turning technology concepts into products that have real impact on people's lives! Whether you're far along in your commercialization journey or just starting out and wanting to learn more about innovation, all are welcome!

We will hear from the Activate panel:

  • Philip Loew, Head of Expansion for Activate National will discuss how the overall mission of Activate.orgdovetails with the I-Corps program and will elaborate on the partnership with NSF for expansion of entrepreneurship fellowships
  • Andrew Chang, Managing Director for Activate New York; Hannah Murnen, Managing Director for Activate Anywhere; and Spencer Babcock, Fellowship Manager for Activate Boston will give an overview of the fellowship experience in three of Activate's four communities nationwide.
  • Activate Fellows will share their perspective from participating in both Activate and I-Corps programs

Applications for Activate's 2023 cohort are open now through October 31st. Go to www.activate.org/apply to learn more or to apply.

To participate in I-Corps, the Northeast Regional I-Corps Propelus Program, Cohort 6 has rolling admissions and the required sessions will take place November 7, 9, 16, 30 (Mon/Wed schedule) from 9:30am to 12:30pm ET,with required Office Hours/Mentor Meetings scheduled weekly. Go to https://icorpsnortheasthub.org/ for more info or to apply. Apply by October 17th. See attached flyer.

Rutgers Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow Program

For those from underrepresented groups in STEM who want to have a career in academia, you can apply for 2 years of funding from the Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows program. To learn more, click here

Your Career on Track  (on behalf of Itzamarie Chevere-Torres)

The Office of Postdoctoral Advancement is hosting a 2 day workshop that introduces postdocs to SMART goals and the individual development plan (IDP) and helps postdocs navigate how to create a support network of mentors to help them stay on track and maximize their postdoc journeys. Participants must attend both days of the workshop which can be joined either in person or via Zoom. Tues Nov 15 from 1:30-3:30pm and Thur Nov 17 from 1:30-3:30pm. To register, click here by Nov 8. 

Local Jobs in the Biopharma industry 

To see recent postings for industry jobs in the NJ area, click here

 

Congratulations to iJOBS trainees Kathleen Farley who got a job as the Executive Director at the nonprofit Teaneck Creek Conservancy and Huseyin Erguven who got a job as a Scientist at Paraza Pharma. 

Job as Senior Scientist - Leads Discovery and Optimization (immunological Assays and HTS)

The Leads Discovery & Optimization Group leverages technology, innovation, and broad scientific knowledge to deliver comprehensive in vitro data packages to support all phases of early drug discovery at BMS.  We are seeking a highly motivated and innovative scientist to drive the development and implementation of biochemical and cell-based assays supporting Cardiovascular, Fibrosis and Immunology therapeutic areas. This candidate will be expected to have a breadth of cell-based assay and in vitro pharmacology expertise to support drug discovery projects from hit identification through lead optimization. Applicants must have a deep scientific and technical understanding of high-throughput screening techniques to develop complex cell-based, automated screening assays, especially in primary immune cell types, for application across drug discovery programs. Expertise in assay automation, high content imaging and flow cytometry platforms is preferred.  The candidate will be responsible for technology innovation for high-throughput disease screening platforms. The candidate should possess strong collaborative and written/verbal communication skills and a positive attitude to interact with multiple stakeholders.   He/she should demonstrate personal leadership within the group, scientific leadership both at the bench and at data analysis and be adept at multi-tasking. This position will spend substantial time at the lab bench for assay design and screening.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree + 7 years of academic or industry experience OR Master's Degree +5 years of academic or industry experience OR Ph.D. +2 years of experience

Preferred Qualification:

  • Ph.D. in pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry or related field with a minimum of 2 years post-doctoral/industry experience OR MS in related area with minimum of 5 years applied assay design and high-throughput screening experience in the pharmaceutical industry is required.
  • A “cutting edge” awareness of new technology advances and scientific knowledge in the high- throughput screening field to apply for drug discovery program support is required.
    • Establish and validate novel/standard assays in-house and ensure reliability and reproducibility of screening results and methods
    • Provide in-depth knowledge and scientific leadership for cell-based and biochemical assays
    • Expertise in the application of modern technology and automation is required.
  • Strong experience in flow cytometry technology platforms and associated data analysis
  • Extensive knowledge of immunology, cell biology, and pharmacology are required in addition to understanding physiologically relevant cellular models.
  • Ability to create and maintain an effective scientific network through teamwork, excellent problem-solving skills and open collaborative style are of critical importance to the success of this role.
  • Ability to communicate scientific methods and results clearly.  Will be responsible for scientific presentations and reports for internal review meetings and scientific journals.

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. To apply, click here and also contact iJOBS alum Shilpaa Mukundan shilpaamukundan@gmail.com

Duke-Margolis Postdoctoral Associate Positions in Health Policy, Duke University

The Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University (Duke-Margolis) is recruiting multiple candidates for the Postdoctoral Associates Program in Health Policy. This prestigious opportunity is ideal for graduates (PhD, MD, PharmD, other relevant equivalent) that have graduated within the last 0-5 years and demonstrate a strong interest in, and commitment to, a career in health policy. The ideal candidates will have a foundational level of health policy academic and/or professional experience. The Postdoctoral Associates will: 

• Conduct original policy research to inform evidence-based solutions to health and health care issues;

• Apply knowledge from academic and professional experiences to real-world health policy problems;

• Interact with leading experts in health care policy and practice;

• Work within Duke-Margolis under the guidance of research and faculty mentors; and

• Develop leadership capabilities for health policy-related professional roles.

Education/Experience Requirements: The Postdoctoral Associate appointee holds an advanced degree (PhD, MD, PharmD, other relevant equivalent). Candidates with non-US degrees may be required to provide proof of degree equivalency. The appointment involves full-time research or scholarship, and may include teaching responsibilities. To Apply Interested individuals must apply through Academic Jobs Online. Application materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three references (names and email addresses). In the cover letter, applicants should summarize your formal training and research expertise in health policy, as well as your general program management and grant writing experience; indicate in which focus area you would like to work at the Center (Biomedical Innovation, Health Care Transformation, Global Health Policy, Health Equity, Health Economics); describe (based on the Margolis focus areas, which topic(s) align with your background and interests; and specify if you have a preference between the DC and Durham locations or are open to either. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Doctoral degree must be in hand by May 2023. Due December 2, 2022, with a program start date of August 1, 2023.

Submit application by clicking here

Propelus I-Corps Regional Program

Propelus I-Corps Regional Program November 2022 (virtual) The I-Corps Northeast Hub provides training and grants to science and engineering researchers to support team-based customer discovery aimed at exploring the viability and societal impact of scientific and technological discoveries. 

Our four-session program helps researchers explore the customer perspective to learn how a discovery or innovation can become the basis of a successful startup or venture.  

Nov 7, 9, 16 and 30 (M/W schedule) from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 

How to apply: 

  • Researchers must form a team of at least two people involved with the scientific or technological discovery 
  • Teams must include an entrepreneurial lead (often a postdoctoral researcher, graduate student or undergraduate); a technical lead (usually a faculty member); and an industry mentor (I-Corps NE Hub can suggest a mentor) 
  • Find more details here 

Benefits: 

  • Training: Four sessions introducing the Lean LaunchPad methodology which focuses on customer discovery research to evaluate the potential of your idea to solve problems. 
  • Funding: Grants of up to $3,000 can be used for expenses related to customer discovery research, including conferences and marketing. 
  • Resources: Teams receive mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs and innovators, and can utilize other programs offered by the Hub-affiliated institutions. 
  • Follow-on opportunities: Upon completion, teams are eligible for the national NSF I-Corps Teams, which provides an intensive 7-week training course and a $50,000 grant. 
  • Learn more and apply by Oct. 17 

How to Use Beyond the Professoriate to Land Jobs (on behalf of Ramazan Gungor)

Beyond the Professoriate is a digital platform where doctoral students and PhDs can explore career options and learn job search strategies to secure employment in academia and beyond.

Through two programs of study (Faculty Careers and Professional Careers), students are empowered to make informed decisions about their career path and learn successful job search strategies from other PhDs.

Join us to learn how best to use this platform to land a job beyond academia.

Oct 12, 2022 04:00 PM Eastern Time / RSVP here

Please sign into Beyond the Professoriate by visiting this site using your NetID before attending the event.

Scismic Network for your Net Worth

Finding the strategy that works for you and having access to professionals to practice with are two major steps to becoming a successful networker. This event will provide both. Learn tips and strategies in the first half then practice what you’ve learned in a virtual mixer in the second half.  Sign up here for Networking for Your Net Worth at 5:00pm ET on October 25th.

Jobs at BMS - Research & Early Development

Meet our Research & Early Development teams at our upcoming virtual inclusive networking event on October 19 from 4-7pm ET. Discover how you can join the most innovative teams in the industry and help transform the lives of patients through science. Click here to register. 

Related R&ED Job Openings

Job Requisition #

Job Requisition Title

Location

Position link 

R1562319

Associate Director, Integrated Scientific Operations, Program Manager (Early Development)

Remote by design

https://bristolmyerssquibb.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/BMS/job/Field---United-States---US/Associate-Director--Integrated-Scientific-Operations--Program-Manager--Early-Development-_R1562319

R1562302

Senior Associate Scientist, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Oncology

Cambridge - MA - US

https://bristolmyerssquibb.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/BMS/job/Cambridge---MA---US/Senior-Associate-Scientist--Molecular-and-Cellular-Pharmacology-Oncology_R1562302

R1562303

Senior Scientist, Oncology Discovery

Cambridge - MA - US

https://bristolmyerssquibb.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/BMS/job/Cambridge---MA---US/Senior-Scientist--Oncology-Discovery_R1562303

R1562289

Scientific Director 

Princeton, New Jersey; Brisbane, California

https://bit.ly/3BoqQd5

R1562290

Principal Scientist-DMPK 

Princeton, New Jersey

https://bit.ly/3cZBEWE 

R1562316 

Associate Scientist/Senior Associate Scientist-DMPK

Brisbane, CA

https://bit.ly/3eDqwPV

R1562318

Scientific Associate Director / Scientific Director Pathology 

New Brunswick, NJ

https://bit.ly/3eACIRi

R1562320 

Principal / Senior Principal Scientist - Pathology 

New Brunswick, NJ

https://bit.ly/3eFWpaw

R1562321

Scientific Director - Veterinary Pathologist 

Princeton, NJ, Cambridge, MA

https://bit.ly/3eGTxKB

R1562323

Scientific Director - Discovery Toxicology 

Princeton, NJ, Cambridge, MA

https://bit.ly/3qpdXdu

R1562324

Project Toxicologist 

New Brunswick, NJ

https://bit.ly/3Qz25QC

For full list of open positions, please visit https://careers.bms.com/

Jobs at BMS in Business Analytics

Virtual Recruitment event for BMS. Focus is on Business Analyst roles with an emphasis on data science, consumer/market analytics, pharma or life sciences consulting, and consumer goods. Attendees may be considered for current/upcoming roles at BMS. Click here to register. 

BMS Business Analytics job posting. Candidates are encouraged to apply. If selected, applicants will be asked to attend an in-person networking event on 10/24, which includes on-site interviews. Click here to apply

Preferred qualifications:

  • 3+ yrs experience in pharma or consulting (life sciences), consumer goods
  • Data science skills (python, R, tableau), forecasting, market/consumer analytics
  • Master's or PhD preferred

DEI focus but open to all candidates

September 2022

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Suha Eleya who has gotten a job as a Scientist at Azenta Life Science and Ricardo Laranjeiro who has gotten a job as a Scientist at Regeneron.  

Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPA) Annual Conference

SAPA will hold the 2022 Annual Conference “Creating Platforms for Innovation & Growth in Pharma & Biotech” on September 30 and October 1. The SAPA Annual Conference is a great platform for participants to share knowledge, wisdom, and viewpoints on important issues and current trends in academic research and pharma and biotech industries. The events feature presentations and panel discussions by distinguished speakers and panelists from academia and industry, to provide opportunities for scientific exchange, public health education, networking, career development, and business collaborations.  Please click here to see the conference program.  This event will be held in-person and online.  If interested, you can register here.

You can read the blog post by Sonal Gahlawat on careers as a bench scientist in industry

Interview practice resources

Big Interview is officially live at this site. Big Interview utilizes SSO, so you can log in with your NetID and password. They also have an extensive training section under theLearn tab, some great Getting Started videos, and a wonderful Help Center. For students, you can access via the resources section in your handshake accounts.

LinkedIn profile resources

It is important to present your value proposition in your LinkedIn profile to tell employers what you bring to help the company. You can learn more about the worksheet to help you prepare your value proposition statement on this video.  You can also sign up for the worksheet itself at this site

Science Policy at Rutgers (SPAR) General Meeting

Date/Time: 5:30pm on Thursday, September 22nd
Location: In person on New Brunswick and Newark Campuses
New Brunswick location: Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, Cook Campus (71 Dudley Rd, New Brunswick) in Alampi Room (auditorium immediately to the right after entering the main entrance)
Newark location: GSA Lounge (access through garage level A2)
Virtual: option will be provided if there is sufficient interest. RSVP for Zoom link
Agenda:
-intro: What is science policy and what is SPAR?
- breakout groups: how does your research relate to policy and vice versa?
-SPAR's year in review and events for this academic year
-Food provided! (please RSVP by Wednesday!)

RSVP here

Job postings in the tai-state area

See recent job postings for the biopharmaceutical industry in NJ and NY by clicking her