February 2024

 

Medical Science Liaison Group of Rutgers
On Feb 21st  4pm EST the Rutgers MSL Group will be hosting Dr. Matteo Ottolini, a senior MSL at Bayer. If you are interested in joining the group and attending the meeting, please contact Luis at lg759@gsbs.rutgers.edu

Artificial Intelligence in Project Management
Artificial Intelligence in Project Management | PMI provides several free resources for PMs to learn more about how AI can be used in their work, including access to a free 5-hour webinar course and more resources.  A member of the Project Management Institute New Jersey just wrote a blog on these PMI resources with a suggested learning plan approach for PMs to become more comfortable with AI.  That article link is here

Job as Assistant Director for External Fellowships at Stony Brook University
The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development at Stony Brook University is hiring an Assistant Director for External Fellowships who will contribute to our mission to ensure Stony Brook scholars at all stages of their education receive well-rounded and multidimensional support. This new position will be key in expanding the current portfolio of structured advising for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral applicants. Details are listed on the job posting, and applications are due February 29.

Beyond the Lab Career talk about Medical Communications
Princeton Neuroscience Institute hosts this series on careers beyond the lab and the next one will be on Friday Feb 16, 12-1pm, with Dr. Danielle Pasquel, in medical communications @ZS Associates.  Register here.

SAPA Career Development Workshop and Career Fair
If you are a student or postdoc wondering how to secure your first job, this workshop on March 2 from 9am-5pm is for you. The pandemic has significantly influenced various facets of our lives, particularly our professional journeys. Lately, significant restructuring has been observed in big pharma and in many early-stage biotech companies to strategize for survival and expansion. As we navigate through this challenging period, it’s crucial to realign and prioritize our career development. SAPA will be hosting an in-person career development workshop (CDW) on March 2nd. This CDW will explore how building soft skills can advance your career and give you new opportunities. Industry and academic leaders are invited to share their thoughts and experiences. A career fair (CF) will be held in parallel to the workshop with various biotech and pharmaceutical companiesrecruiting for talents.

During this year’s CDW, you will have the unique opportunity to experience one-on-one meetings by pre-scheduling your meetings with other professionals through the online scheduling system. You can strategically plan your networking efforts and establish more meaningful connections. The first 10 people to sign up on this link will be given the code. 

Everyone else should Click here for registration. This event is taking place at Rutgers University, RWJMS Research Tower.

 

Embedded Systems Engineer at Lura Health

Reporting to the Chief Technical Officer (CTO), the Embedded Systems Engineer at Lura Health will play a key role in pushing the boundaries of innovation while working out of the vibrant HAX coworking space. The 35,000 sq feet hub in Newark, NJ hosts healthcare and environmental startups, and is equipped with full engineering workshops and wet labs. Lura Health is a fast growing, VC backed early-stage medical device company developing a non-invasive remote patient monitoring tool. The primary technology is a highly miniaturized sensor that is worn in the mouth, continually records analytes in saliva such as pH, potassium, sodium and glucose, and automatically transmits data to a patient’s smartphone via Bluetooth Low Energy. The data is then shared to the cloud for storage, analysis, and review by doctors and medical professionals.

Compensation:

This role is funded in part through the New Jersey Innovation and Research Fellowship Program. The grant program guarantees $65,000 the first year and $75,000 the second year. Lura Heath will provide additional compensation to reach a competitive rate. Total compensation (grant plus Lura Health’s contribution) is expected to fall in the range of $70,000-$90,000. Equity package is open to negotiation, expecting to fall between 0.1-0.4%.

Summary:

$70,000 - $90,000, open to negotiation Equity package, 0.1% - 0.4%, open to negotiation Medical, dental, vision insurance

Responsibilities:

1. Review and Design Schematics:

○ Assess and enhance existing hardware schematics.

○ Collaborate with the hardware team to design innovative solutions for custom hardware components.

2. Test and Debug Custom Hardware:

○ Conduct rigorous testing and debugging of custom hardware to ensure reliability and optimal performance.

○ Implement effective troubleshooting strategies for identifying and resolving hardware issues promptly.

3. Technical Documentation:

○ Contribute to the creation of comprehensive technical documentation, ensuring clarity for both internal and external stakeholders.

○ Maintain up-to-date documentation reflecting changes and improvements in the hardware and firmware development processes.

4. Collaboration:

○ Collaborate cross-functionally with software engineers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers and experts in other fields to advance our product development efforts.

○ Actively participate in team meetings and contribute insights for continuous improvement.

Necessary Technical Experience:

● PhD in a STEM field.

● Proficient with Altium Designer.

● Experience working with IoT systems and Bluetooth technologies.

● Advanced soldering skills.

● Electrical engineering expertise: reading datasheets, understanding schematics, efficient circuit debugging.

Additional Experience/Details for Special Consideration:

● Familiarity with project management tools like Notion

● Proficiency in Python programming language.

● Proficiency in C programming language.

● Comfortable with firmware development, including RTOS architecture and implementation.

● Specific experience with hardware that uses Silicon Labs chipsets and SDKs.

● Experience testing custom radio antennas with VNAs, OTA tests in anechoic chambers, spectrum analyzers.

● Comfortable with CAD design in SolidWorks.

● Experience working with electrochemical sensors.

Requirements:

● Full eligibility requirements may be found in the IRFP grant link below. 

IRFP Program:

This opportunity is partially funded by the State of New Jersey’s Innovation and Research Fellowship Program (IRFP). Grant funds are provided to support technological research and the innovation ecosystem in New Jersey and to encourage Ph.D. graduates to continue their research in fellowship with New Jersey’s science and technology companies. https://www.nj.gov/labor/assets/PDFs/Grants/FY24/FY24-001_NGO-Innovation%20Research%

20Fellowship%20Program-IRFP_Post.pdf

To apply, send resume to Rebecca Simpson, Rebecca@lurahealth.com

Senior Program Officer at Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts

Reporting to the President, the Senior Program Officer (SPO) will be an addition to an existing program team of program director,  program associate, and program assistant.  This new member will be responsible for building upon our established programmatic infrastructure by contributing to the further development, implementation, and coordination of grantmaking strategies and to the advancement of strategic and operational objectives of the Foundation.   SPO grantmaking activities include contributing to developing and implementing Requests for Proposals (RFP), reviewing and analyzing proposals, writing recommendations for funding, monitoring grant performance, serving as the primary contact and developing strong working relationships with grantees. The SPO will research new program areas and potential grantees and participate in value-added activities such as convenings of experts and development of resources. The SPO will work collaboratively with administrative and program staff to ensure fiscally sound grant making; and will work closely with the President, program staff, and communications team on communications strategies.    

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES The Senior Program Officer will work very closely with the President and Program Team to contribute to advancing and implementing objectives of assigned program areas including:    • Contribute to development of new projects, including development of RFP’s, identifying prospective grantees, working with prospective grantees to improve project design, collecting background information/research, and conducting literature reviews, developing knowledge on specific focus areas, participation in meetings regarding projects and preparation of follow-up memoranda on meetings.  • Preparation of the description of proposed projects for review and approval by the Board of Directors.  • Management of grants including: drafting payment and reporting schedules and contract language, tracking the current status of projects through ongoing contact with grantee principal investigators; reviewing grantee interim and final deliverables (e.g., interview protocols, survey instruments, preliminary data analysis and papers/articles for publication); maintaining knowledge of work related to grants; maintaining files on assigned grants; and insuring that grantees follow payment and reporting schedules).  • Preparing progress and completed grant memoranda on all active grants, summarizing achievements, issues in implementation, and lessons learned for grantmaking.  • Contribute to development of briefing materials, policy briefs and journal articles for publication.  • Possible work on survey instruments, analysis of survey data, and the dissemination of survey results.  • Preparing talks and presentations to disseminate the foundation’s work.  • Collaborating with external evaluators on assessments of individual grants and programs.   • Convening grantees for purposes of shared learning, spreading best practices.   2.8.24  • Representing the foundation at meetings and conferences.  • Working with communications staff/contractors in the presentation and dissemination of project findings to the media and other interested parties.  

QUALIFICATIONS Doctoral level training is preferred, although outstanding candidates with a combination of relevant experience and education would be considered. Candidates must have a minimum of five to seven years related work experience; and demonstrated experience in areas of substance use disorder, public health, health policy and/or health systems. Demonstrated research and analytical skills and strong communication and writing abilities is required. Prior foundation/philanthropy experience desirable. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to think creatively, and a credible commitment to creating change as strong personal characteristics.  Must be well organized with concern for details, accuracy, and deadlines and have the ability to set priorities and work with a minimum of supervision.  Must be very collaborative and able to work well within a small, highly productive team. As a relatively new, small organization, flexibility, and a willingness to participate in the general workflow of the office are also necessary attributes. Commitment to FORE’s mission is absolutely necessary.  Candidates should have the ability to work collaboratively, as well as independently, set priorities and manage time, and have supervisory skills.  Candidates should also have the ability to work effectively in a team environment, to communicate and work well with all levels of staff , have strong coordination and project management skills, excellent written and oral communication skills and be well organized and efficient with concern for details, accuracy and deadlines.  FORE has a small staff, so judgment, integrity, and the ability to listen with sensitivity to others are traits that are particularly important in an organization of its size, where teamwork is essential to effectiveness. The ability to work collegially and to have an interest in and strong commitment to FORE’s mission are key qualifications.      

COMPENSATION Commensurate with background and experience. BENEFITS FORE offers a highly competitive benefits package including, medical, dental, and vision plans, retirement contributions and support for professional development, amongst others. LOCATION FORE’s offices are located in midtown Manhattan. This position is currently being considered as hybrid of remote and in-person, with a current minimum of two days in the midtown Manhattan office.  CONTACT Send resume and cover letter via e-mail to: Jobs@forefdn.org 

Consulting Careers at Guidehouse

We invite Advanced Degree Candidates interested in gaining a first-hand experience in Life Sciences consulting to apply to Guidehouse’s 2024 Gateway to Guidehouse Life Sciences Summer program.  Join us at our Chicago office to learn about our firm and practice, network with our consultants and leadership team, and develop real-world consulting skills through a simulated project case. 

This year’s program will be held July 10-12th at our Chicago office. Application portal opens on March 1st, and application deadline is 11:59pm ET on April 5th, 2024.  

We are also hosting a live information session to share additional details for the program on March 6th, 2024, at 3PM CT / 4PM ET. (Registrational Link

To access the application portal, register for the webinar, and find additional information about the Gateway to Guidehouse Life Sciences Program, please visit our program website, or refer to the attached flyer.  

 

Science Journalism Internship at Nature

Location: Washington DC or New York- Hybrid Working Model

Deadline: February 19th, 2024

Nature’s news team seeks an ambitious science reporter for a July-December internship – a paid, full-time writing position based in our Washington DC or New York City offices (on a hybrid model). Nature is an international journal publishing ground-breaking research; its newsroom, which is independent, produces must-read stories about science and science policy. Our interns are treated like staff reporters. They cover cutting-edge science, as well as activities at US science agencies. They travel locally for stories as appropriate, and write for both the website and print magazine. Initially, interns will be assigned stories, but ideally, will eventually pitch their own.

Although they primarily cover news, they will have the opportunity to write features. Top candidates will have a strong background in both science and journalism, and should be enthusiastic about writing stories for an audience of researchers, administrators and decision makers. Past interns have gone on to staff positions at Carbon BriefChemical & Engineering News, The New York Times, and Nature. News interns will receive an hourly wage of $22.00.

Requirements:

  • Has a university degree in a relevant subject (science or journalism).
  • Some background in science preferred, but not required (applicants who have published science journalism articles previously or completed a science writing/journalism programme will be weighted more heavily).
  • Capable of working in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Contributes to an inclusive, collegial work environment.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter telling us what you’ll bring to the Nature newsroom and what topics you would want to cover, a resume, and 3-5 samples of published journalism that you have written (please submit your clips along with your resume as a single PDF – please do not only submit links to the clips). Samples should include journalism clips or other reported pieces – please do not send scientific papers or other technical writing. Applicants must have an existing right to live and work in the United States.

 Applications are due by February 19. Early applications are encouraged.

 The salary offer may vary based on work experience, education, skill level and equity. The US salary range does not align with the salary ranges in other countries when converted to the currency of that country.

Please click HERE to apply!

January 2024

SAPA Career Development Workshop and Career Fair

If you are a student or postdoc wondering how to secure your first job, this workshop on March 2 from 9am-5pm is for you. The pandemic has significantly influenced various facets of our lives, particularly our professional journeys. Lately, significant restructuring has been observed in big pharma and in many early-stage biotech companies to strategize for survival and expansion. As we navigate through this challenging period, it’s crucial to realign and prioritize our career development. SAPA will be hosting an in-person career development workshop (CDW) on March 2nd. This CDW will explore how building soft skills can advance your career and give you new opportunities. Industry and academic leaders are invited to share their thoughts and experiences. A career fair (CF) will be held in parallel to the workshop with various biotech and pharmaceutical companiesrecruiting for talents.

During this year’s CDW, you will have the unique opportunity to experience one-on-one meetings by pre-scheduling your meetings with other professionals through the online scheduling system. You can strategically plan your networking efforts and establish more meaningful connections.

Click here for registration. Early bird registration ends Feb 10.  This event is taking place at Rutgers University, RWJMS Research Tower.

Panel Discussion on Careers Beyond Academia

On the 9th February CABM is hosting a special panel discussion focused on non-academic careers. 

We hope this will be an exciting chance to learn more about diverse scientific careers, including: what scientific career options exist outside academia, what does day-to-day work consist of in these roles, and how you might best prepare for different career paths? We are excited to welcome 3 expert panel participants, who will share their experiences in careers outside of academia:

  • Trenell Mosley is a human geneticist and an AAAS Science and Technology Fellow, working closely with the National Institute of Health (NIH) Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity Office. Trenell is trained in DEI practices, teaching, mentoring, and advocacy, and will share her experiences of work at the interface of science and public policy.
  • Jacques Carolan is Senior Research Fellow at the Neural Computation Lab (University College London), who in 2023 became a Programme Director at ARIA (the UK Advanced Research and Invention Agency). Jacques will share his perspective on careers in scientific funding agencies.
  • and our very own Tina Liu, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and former Lead Scientist at Beam Therapeutics, a biotechnology company conducting research in the field of gene therapies and genome editing. Tina will share her story of moving from academia to biotech research and development.
  • Please join us for what promises to be an illuminating discussion - and bring any questions you might have for our panelists! See attached flyer

The session will be on Feb 9th at 12 - 1 pm. Any one who is interest can join via Zoom:  

Zoom Meeting ID: 971 9711 4604  Password: 005174. 

Job as Medical Science Liaison - Immunology/GI for J&J North Carolina

The MSL will establish and maintain relationships with leading researchers and clinicians, also known as key opinion leaders (KOLs). This individual will help ensure that products are used effectively, serve as scientific resources and experts, and provide input about relevant scientific and clinical data, for these external customers, and internal business partners.

Requisition #: 2406165554W

External Link to Posting ** Due to some changes with Career Hub, internal links may not work when shared. If it does not work, you can use the requisition number to search in the keyword section of the career portal.

Transition to Industry Program
The Torrey Pines Training Consortium has developed this course for early career scientists who are considering transitioning to a career in industry.  Instructors and panelists with extensive industry experience will share their insights and provide guidance to help clarify the pathway to establishing a successful career in industry from academia.  Participants will gain an understanding of corporate culture and practice and of industry priorities and operational areas.  While this course is designed for postdoctoral scholars, graduate students and research staff may also find this training informative and may attend. 
Agenda
Session will take place on February 21 and 22, 2024 from 10:00 am-2:00pm (PT) via Zoom with an optional in-person networking reception (for TPTC registrants only) from 4:00 - 5:30pm (PT) on 2/22.
* Denotes panel discussions. All other sessions will be traditional presentations followed by Q&A
February 21, 2024
10:00 – 11:00 am: PhD Careers & Culture in Industry
11:30 am- 12:30 pm: Team Dynamics: Communicating in a Matrixed Team Environment*
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Communicating Across Organizations                                                                                                           
February 22, 2024
10:00 – 11:00 am: Job Search Success & LinkedIn                                                                                                 

11:30 am- 12:30 pm: Applying, Interviewing and Hiring: An Insiders Perspective
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Transitioning to and Succeeding in Industry*                                                 
Register at https://t2i-2024.eventbrite.com  
Fees:
Early Registration (by February 5th) - $75
Regular Registration (February 6th or later) - $100
Learn more about this event at this site and on attached flyer.

Job in Program Research and Communication 

The Rita Allen Foundation is searching for top talent to join our team in the new role of Program Research and Communication

We are seeking a versatile early-career professional with excellent analytic, communication, and coordination skills to support grantmaking, learning, and collaboration in discovery science, civic science, and philanthropic practice. Working closely with our highly collaborative team, this role will be central to our efforts to support innovative leaders and networks through philanthropic excellence, engaged knowledge-development, and thoughtful connection across ideas and opportunities.

Details about the open position and how to apply are on our website, attached, and on LinkedIn

Instructors Needed for High school summer program 

If you want to gain teaching experience, Rutgers Upward Bound is looking for instructors to help with their summer institute for high school students from groups under-represented in the sciences.

2024 Rutgers Pre-College Summer Institute Part-Time Instructor

The Rutgers Upward Bound (RUB) and Upward Bound Math-Science (RUBMS) Programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The programs are designed to assist and motivate students to succeed, graduate from high school, and enroll in institutions of higher education. The Instructor position is a part-time temporary position for six weeks, with the primary responsibility of providing instruction in Mathematics, Science for grades 9-12. The dates are June 24-August 2.  To apply, click here

Help for International students applying for OPT and CPT

Rutgers Global is offering sessions to help international students with OPT and CPT questions

CPT/OPT 101 – March 28, 2024 Drop-In OPT Q&A – April 11, 2024

NSF I-Corps Programs

  1. Novus I-Corps Program at Rutgers New Brunswick - Friday, Feb 16th, 3-4pm: Join us on New Brunswick campus for a half-day training/workshop/networking event for university researchers to help shift the mindset from technology to the people who would benefit
  2. Propelus I-Corps Program (Deadline March 12th): Regional I-Corps Program over 5 weeks (via Zoom) for teams of 2+ to explore the commercial potential of an innovation (flyer & banner attached)
  3. I-Corps Fellowship (Deadline March 12th): Professional Development opportunity over 5 weeks for students & post-docs to contribute in a meaningful way to an accepted I-Corps team as they explore the commercial potential of their innovation.  This is a short-term educational experience ($1000 NSF-stipend) to build skills, expand their network, and build confidence in innovation & entrepreneurship.

Job as Research Engineer - Electrostimulation Specialist

XN Health is an early stage medical device startup poised to mitigate the adverse effects of positive pressure ventilation (PPV) by preventing lung injury (VILI) and ventilator-induced diaphragm dysfunction (VIDD), serious conditions that hinder the recovery of patients under mechanical ventilation (MV). Our unique technology stimulates the phrenic nerve responsible for contracting the diaphragm, the primary respiratory muscle, reducing MV weaning times and ICU stays, and ultimately improving patient outcomes. 

Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Research Scientist with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or similar and expertise in electrostimulation techniques. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in developing novel electrostimulation protocols as well as designing, conducting, and analyzing experiments to move XN Health’s product development forward. 

Location: Position will require in-person time with opportunities to work from home dependent on workload. Offices are located in downtown Newark, NJ.

Responsibilities:

Electrostimulation System Development:

·       Design, develop, and optimize electrostimulation systems, considering engineering principles and safety standards.

·       Implement and customize hardware and software components for experimental setups.

Research Design, Execution, Data Collection, and Analysis:

·       Develop and execute experiments (bench, animal, and human) to investigate function of developed products.

·       Design and implement protocols for electrostimulation interventions.

·       Conduct thorough data collection, ensuring accuracy and reliability.

·       Utilize advanced statistical methods and data analysis tools to interpret results and draw meaningful conclusions.

Documentation and Reporting:

·       Maintain comprehensive documentation of engineering designs, experiments, and results.

·       Prepare technical reports and presentations for internal teams and external partners.

Other:

·       As an early-stage start-up, there will be opportunities to engage in other activities related to the business depending on your interests.

Requirements:

·       Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or equivalent (Ph.D. candidates with expected graduation date prior to the summer 2024 are also welcome to apply)

·       Proven expertise in electrostimulation techniques and technologies.

·       Strong background in experimental design, data analysis, and statistical methods.

·       Ability to travel out-of-state to perform scheduled pre-clinical and clinical trials.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a detailed resume or CV to elizabeth@xn-health.com.

Merck Emerging Talent Symposium

Merck will be hosting its 3rd Annual Emerging Talent Symposium on Thursday, April 18th, 2024! The event will be held in person at the Merck Headquarters in Rahway, NJ.

We are looking for passionate undergraduate and graduate students from around the country to share their scientific and research accomplishments, network with industry professionals and fellow students, and learn about potential internship and career pathways in the pharmaceutical field. Students will have the opportunity to share their research or related interests through oral or poster presentations, tour our lab facilities, and engage in mentoring sessions with professionals from across Merck. This symposium is geared towards students interested in pursuing a career in pharma-related fields, including but not limited to, biological sciences, chemistry, molecular & cell biology, pharmacology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, clinical supply chain, manufacturing and project management. For more and up-to-date information, See our Event Page on Handshake.

All applications must be received no later than Friday, February 16th, 2024, at 5 pm ET. Click here to apply and See attached flyer. 

Signature Career Event for Graduate Students (Doctoral & Masters)

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 – 4 pm - 7pm @ Busch Student Center

Info & Registration click here

Audience/Eligibility: Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark Masters and Doctoral Students of all disciplines

This free event is intended for masters and doctoral students, all disciplines are welcome. Whether you are in the first year of your master's program, getting acclimated to academia again, or at the culmination of your Ph.D. program and in the midst of a job search, this signature career event is for you. Join us for an experience that guides you on leveraging ChatGPT for your career, empowers you to present your best self while being authentic and transparent, teaches you about the many career tools Rutgers Libraries has to offer, and, if you’re a doctoral student, shows you how to navigate the alternative and academic job market.  Following the two workshop sessions, there will be tabling and networking time with Rutgers resources relevant to graduate students in the Busch MPR. 

Attendees have the option to attend two of the four workshops:

  • AI Powered Career: Exploring the Potential of ChatGPT
  • Rutgers Libraries Career Tools
  • Storytelling for Interviews
  • The Doctoral Student's Guide to Navigating the Job Search

Appetizers and beverages will be served. Questions? Email Tamara Peters, tamara.peters@rutgers.edu

Biostats and AI research volunteer position

If you are interested in doing biostats

research with

hashtagNHANES, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data on

hashtagGoogleCloud. This is a great opportunity for first-author papers and to step up your

hashtagbiostatistics

game. They are looking for people who have an expertise in biostats and/or epi so we can hit the ground running. This is not a paid position, but one where you get to lead and publish some cool research. Reach out to Alexander Titus if you are interested. 

 

Deciding whether to do a postdoc?

During the session offered by the AAMC Group on Research Education and Training, you will gain valuable knowledge on:

  • Careers that value postdoctoral experience (beyond academia!
  • How a postdoc can prepare you for various career options
  • Finding and landing the RIGHT postdoc for you
  • Informative panel discussion: Hear from experienced experts and postdoctoral alumni.
  • Q&A session: Get your students' questions answered directly by the panelists.
  • Actionable resources: Leave with practical tools and guidance to launch successful postdoc journeys.

You can read the blog post by Natalie Losada about the iJOBS Annual Symposium

Winter Career and Internship Mega Fair at Rutgers

The Winter Career and Internship Mega Fair at Rutgers is Thursday, February 1 – Friday, February 2, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Jersey Mike's Arena (Livingston Campus) Join us in person at our 2-day Career & Internship Mega Fair—over 250+ employers (different employers each day) will be available to network with candidates to discuss full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities from various fields. Open to Rutgers University (New Brunswick, Camden, Newark, RBHS) students AND alumni from all academic disciplines. 

Preparation for the fair is key—that's why we are offering a #MegaFastPass for students who attend our fair prep events. The #MegaFastPass is a digital pass that enables students to skip the registration line at the fair. It also grants them early admittance at 11:00 AM into the fair, and is valid for each day of the fair. By attending these specialized prep events, they can earn a pass that will appear in their Rutgers Handshake account. 

Rutgers Virtual Career and Internship Fair Series

At the Rutgers Virtual Career and Internship Fair Series Actively recruiting employers will be available to virtually network with candidates to discuss full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities, including in-person, virtual, or hybrid roles. Individuals will have the opportunity to schedule and connect directly with a recruiter to gain greater insight into an organization and its hiring needs. Attendance will give candidates a competitive edge to find their next internship or job. Visit careers.rutgers.edu/vfairs to learn more. 2/9/24: Rutgers Virtual Career and Internship Fair: STEM 

Clinical Research Coordinator Badge

Interested in an Entry-level Position as a Study Coordinator?​ The Rutgers School of Health Professions in collaboration with the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Sciences (NJ ACTS) developed a 6-week academic badge especially designed for Clinical Research Professionals, novice investigators, and students with little to no clinical research or pharmaceutical experience who would like to participate in clinical research at an Academic Medical Center (AMC) functioning as a “study coordinator”. Registration for the 2024 cohorts is now open to all statewide!  Register Here! See attached flyer.

 

Civic Science Fellowship in AI State-Level Regulation at Rutgers’ Eagleton Science and Politics Program 

Recognizing the need for more access to scientific expertise in state-level policy development and implementation, the Eagleton Science and Politics Program at Rutgers University–New Brunswick has partnered with the Rita Allen Foundation to host a Civic Science Fellow tasked with producing guidelines for state-level artificial intelligence regulation. 

As a Civic Science Fellow, you will lead a research project to develop a set of guidelines for state-level policymakers on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning regulation, bridging the gap between scientific research and community priorities. 

Key Highlights: 

Innovative Mission: Contribute to pioneering research as part of the Civic Science Fellow cohort, fostering collaborations between science, diverse communities, and civil society. 

Multidisciplinary Focus: Explore the complex landscape of AI, engaging with stakeholders from various fields to produce guidelines that address the challenges and benefits of AI in a rapidly evolving technological landscape. 

Impactful Project: Provide state-level policymakers with a trusted resource, offering guidance and recommendations on regulating AI. 

Qualifications: 

Ph.D. in any discipline 

Research Expertise: A minimum of two years of research experience on multidimensional or interdisciplinary projects related to science and technology with social, ethical, and/or economic import 

AI Focus: Experience with artificial intelligence or machine learning as a focus of research or work projects. 

This full-time 18-month position, based in New Brunswick, New Jersey, begins in March 2024.  

Learn more and apply here.

Register now for the Meet the Science Fellows Roundtable to access firsthand accounts and discover how you can make a meaningful impact in New Jersey. 

Flamingo Job Application App

Flamingo™ is SciPhD’s web application that guides you in finding jobs, importing those job descriptions, analyzing the job descriptions to identify the critical technical, business, and social skills, relates those skills to your own experiences and accomplishments, and generates a targeted resume for that job.  In addition, Flamingo™ has an extensive Resources section with crash courses in Project Management, Leadership, Communications, interviewing skills, negotiations, and much much more.

In order for you to get your free license you should follow the following steps:

  1. Fill out the brief form on the NPA Website
  2. SciPhD will register you for our live training session which is offered at least monthly and send you your confirmation and private Zoom link.
  3. Attend any training session.
  4. Upon completion of the training session SciPhD will email your permanent license.

There’s more detail regarding the program, and the one hour training on our website

Finally, as members of the SciPhD family, students can be part of SciPhD’s talent placement programs.  More and more companies, often those who already have hired SciPhD alums, are now working with SciPhD to find ‘business-ready’ PhDs for hire.  SciPhD can efficiently identify candidates from their Flamingo profiles (students can opt out of this free service), and work with them, and present them as candidates for open positions.

Job Fair for Biotech in Middlesex County

Middlesex County Office of Workforce and Career Development is hosting a job fair that is catered toward biotech talent on Tuesday Jan 9 from 12-2pm at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.  Flyer with QR code to register is attached.   Below are companies that have signed up thus far:

  • Hovione
  • NJ Bio, Inc.
  • BioAegis Therapeutics Inc.
  • Amneal Pharmaceuticals
  • BioNJ
  • WuXi Biologics
  • BioCentriq
  • TCG GreenChem, Inc
  • Delphine Diagnostics Inc.
  • Genesis Global Group
  • Genscript
  • Medix
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Experic Pharmaceutical Services
  • BioBridges
  • Catalent Pharma Solutions
  • net.America
  • Middlesex College
  • Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc.
  • BeiGene Manufacturing USA

Job as Coaching and Advisor Research Fellow for Avidon Health

Avidon Health is seeking candidates for the position of Coaching Advisor & Research Fellow. This is a grant funded position contingent upon award through the New Jersey Innovation and Research Fellowship Program (IRFP). 

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to our innovative health coaching and research programs. This position offers a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic, supportive, and 100% remote environment, and we believe it could be of interest to talented individuals in your department or institution.

Here are a few qualifications and details:

Graduate must be either a resident of New Jersey or graduate of a New Jersey institution.

Graduates must be prepared to receive a Ph.D. degree within 12 months or have just received a Ph.D. degree within the past 12 months in a relevant field of study.

Avidon Health application window opens January 5th-February 9th 2024.

Position start date, if grant is awarded, is June 2024.

Please see the attached Avidon Health Fellowship Application Package for more information. We would greatly appreciate it if you could share this job posting with potential candidates or anyone else who might be interested. 

For more information about the position or to apply, please contact us directly athr@avidonhealth.com

CRM Network’s Virtual Webinar entitled, "Demystifying Decentralized Trial”

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 12:00 PM EST via Teams virtual link

Guest Speaker: Craig Lipset, MBA, Title: Co-Chair

Company: Decentralized Trials & Research Alliance

This event will explore the past, present, and future of decentralized clinical trials (DCTs).  From adoption during the pandemic to trends and forecasts for beyond, the discussion will include regulatory guidance from the FDA and beyond.  Craig Lipset will share experience as former Head of Clinical Innovation at Pfizer (where he designed the industry's first fully decentralized trial) to his current role as Co-Chair of the largest non-profit collaboration supporting global adoption.

Key Topics to Be Discussed:

  • Trends and learnings from DCT adoption during the pandemic
  • Methods used to shift from "acute adoption" to steady state in industry
  • Global collaboration seeking to sustain and maintain adoption
  • Current barriers and adoption challenges
  • Forecasts for adoption in the years ahead

You can join this informative event by clicking this registration link. See attached flyer. 

Spring 2024 Science Writing Internship, Truth Initiative (Internship, Washington, D.C. or remote)

Truth Initiative Schroeder Institute is looking for a part-time science writing intern for Spring 2024. Students should have a demonstrated passion for writing about science for a general audience.

Truth Initiative® is America’s largest non-profit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past. The Truth Initiative Schroeder Institute research team is seeking to hire a Science Writing Intern for Spring 2024 to provide support to the writing team to develop compelling communications on a variety of topics including tobacco, vaping, opioids and public health affairs. Ideal candidates are detail-oriented, have excellent writing skills, and can work independently as well as collaboratively with other departments and in a fast-paced environment. Candidates should have a strong interest in writing about scientific research for a wide variety of audiences, including the general public. Interns will work closely with Schroeder Institute researchers and writers to draft key takeaways from original Truth Initiative research; assist with writing reports, web articles, abstracts, posters, presentations; and track manuscripts submitted by Schroeder Institute researchers from submission to publication, among other assignments. Current undergraduate or graduate students with experience in science writing are preferred.

Pay is $20/hour for graduate students and $17/hour for undergraduate students. Start date flexible, remote work optional. Internships generally last for ~12 weeks and interns can work up to 20 hours/week during the spring semester.

Interested candidates should reach out directly to Senior Science Writer Bushraa Khatib at bkhatib@truthinitiative.org with their resumes and apply through the link to express interest.

 

Graduate Assistant Position at CINJ for Training Programs

  • Assist in recruiting trainees for Rutgers Youth Enjoy Science Program (RUYES).
  • Assist in implementing Training Program components such as Professional Development activities, MentorMentee workshops, curriculum implementation and trainee outreach.
  • Assist in organizing Program events such as YES Clubs at high schools, student visits to the Cancer Institute, etc.
  • Assist in tracking and data collection of participants in RUYES.
  • Provides general administrative support for the Education and Training Department.
  • Must be available to work on site during regular business hours at least 1-2 days per week. 
  • For more information and to apply, click here

The Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship

The Eagleton Science and Politics Program  is accepting applications for the Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship.

Doctoral-level natural scientists, engineers, and healthcare professionals apply their expertise to assist New Jersey legislators and decision-makers on the design and implementation of state policies. 

Scientists, engineers, and healthcare professionals at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply.

The Science Fellowship offers three tracks:

Legislative Track  - placement in one of four partisan offices (Democrat and Republican Assembly or Senate offices

Executive Track - placement in one of New Jersey State departments and agencies 

Climate Action Track - placement in the NJ Board of Public Utilities Division of Clean Energy

Meet the Science Fellows Roundtable

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 12:30PM to 1:30PM | Zoom |REGISTER

Meet current and past members of the Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship (ESPF) as they share their experiences as science advisors in New Jersey State government. Current supervisors will discuss future projects and share their career trajectories from Science Fellows to full-time positions in New Jersey State government.

 Learn More About the Fellowship and APPLY 

Eligibility: 

  • Ph.D. in natural science, engineering, or a healthcare profession by July 1, 2024
  • US citizenship or a suitable work eligibility status (See FAQ for details)

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary; paid-time off; health, dental, & vision benefits
  • Professional development fund
  • University-wide support, including library and PubMed access
  • Week-long pre-placement training in New Jersey politics and government
  • Year-long professional development support, including mentorships

Fellowship:

  • 1-year, full-time and in-house 
  • Placements and fellowship events will take place in Trenton and New Brunswick
  • Fellowship begins July 15, 2024
  • Placements are collaboratively identified based on Science Fellow’s interests, background, and project availability

Application Materials: 

  • Application, Resume/CV, Professional Bio, Personal Statement, Three Letters of Recommendation

Priority Deadline:

  • March 17, 2024, 11:59 pm EST

Career Paths:

Many ESPF alumni have been retained by their placement office as full-time employees, others pursue careers on the federal level as legislative aides, fellows, and program managers; in government affairs; policy analysis; NIH and National Academies; K-12 and higher education; consulting; and others. 
 

2024 - 25 Civic Science Fellows Positions 

We are excited to be in the process of announcing positions in the 2024–25 Civic Science Fellows cohort, which will launch in spring 2024. As 2024–25 host partners open applications for Fellows, we are sharing them on the Civic Science Fellows website and in the Civic Science Series newsletter. We invite you to spread the word via LinkedIn and with your networks. Envisioned as a Civic Science Lab, Fellows and partners carry out pioneering work to co-create pilots, partnerships, knowledge, models, and new ways of working that can help seed collaborations between science and society. All Fellows will engage as a cohort in a learning program and community, developed in collaboration with the network and an interdisciplinary committee of advisors. Open Positions can be found on this link

December 2023

The Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship

The Eagleton Science and Politics Program  is accepting applications for the Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship.

Doctoral-level natural scientists, engineers, and healthcare professionals apply their expertise to assist New Jersey legislators and decision-makers on the design and implementation of state policies. 

Scientists, engineers, and healthcare professionals at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply.

The Science Fellowship offers three tracks:

Legislative Track  - placement in one of four partisan offices (Democrat and Republican Assembly or Senate offices

Executive Track - placement in one of New Jersey State departments and agencies 

Climate Action Track - placement in the NJ Board of Public Utilities Division of Clean Energy

Meet the Science Fellows Roundtable

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 12:30PM to 1:30PM | Zoom |REGISTER

Meet current and past members of the Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship (ESPF) as they share their experiences as science advisors in New Jersey State government. Current supervisors will discuss future projects and share their career trajectories from Science Fellows to full-time positions in New Jersey State government.

 Learn More About the Fellowship and APPLY 

Eligibility: 

  • Ph.D. in natural science, engineering, or a healthcare profession by July 1, 2024
  • US citizenship or a suitable work eligibility status (See FAQ for details)

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary; paid-time off; health, dental, & vision benefits
  • Professional development fund
  • University-wide support, including library and PubMed access
  • Week-long pre-placement training in New Jersey politics and government
  • Year-long professional development support, including mentorships

Fellowship:

  • 1-year, full-time and in-house 
  • Placements and fellowship events will take place in Trenton and New Brunswick
  • Fellowship begins July 15, 2024
  • Placements are collaboratively identified based on Science Fellow’s interests, background, and project availability

Application Materials: 

  • Application, Resume/CV, Professional Bio, Personal Statement, Three Letters of Recommendation

Priority Deadline:

  • March 17, 2024, 11:59 pm EST

Career Paths:

Many ESPF alumni have been retained by their placement office as full-time employees, others pursue careers on the federal level as legislative aides, fellows, and program managers; in government affairs; policy analysis; NIH and National Academies; K-12 and higher education; consulting; and others. 

 Merck Innovation Travel Grant

Trialect partners with many industries and institutions to provide grants and visiting fellowship opportunities. Merck has partnered with Trialect to disseminate the innovation regarding the Innovation Travel Grant 2024 (42 candidates will be selected). Event Details:  

Expenses: Merck covers all participants' travel, accommodation, and food expenses. More Information Here

Here's why you should consider applying: 

  • Connect with top students globally and collaborate with experienced professionals.
  • Job Opportunities: explore an offer for permanent employment at Merck or its affiliates.
  • Curious2024 - Future Insight™ Conference:  a free ticket to the Curious2024 conference.
  • Prizes:  EUR 20,000 for the team presenting the most convincing business plan.

Who Can Apply: We are looking for postgraduate students, graduate students, and post-docs (healthcare professionals can not apply)

What to Expect: During the one-week Summer Camp, you will work in small teams to:

  • Learn about R&D within the pharmaceutical, chemical, and digital industries.
  • Understand the end-to-end process of product discovery, development, and market launch.
  • Generate innovative ideas: technical and business perspectives.
  • For questions, contact Melissa Smith support@trialect.com

 

November 2023

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Brittany Karas who has just gotten a job as a Toxicologist at Johnson & Johnson in their Global Toxicology and Safety Pharmacology sector. 


 

You can read the blog post by Natalie Losada about Top Design Tips for Posters using BioRender.  

·  NSF I-Corps Info Session - Nov 28th, 3-4pm: Featured speakers from Drexel University, but Program is open to innovators across the Northeast Region (flyer & banner attached)
 

·  Propelus I-Corps Program (Deadline Dec 5th): Winter 2024 cohort over 4 weeks for teams of 2+ to explore the commercial potential of an innovation (flyer & banner attached)
 

·  I-Corps Fellowship (Deadline Dec 5th): Professional Development opportunity for post-docs to contribute in a meaningful way to an accepted I-Corps team to explore the commercial potential of their innovation to build skills, expand their network, and build confidence in innovation & entrepreneurship.

See attached flyers for more information.

Computational Bioscience Program 

The Computational Bioscience Program (CPBS) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has openings for postdoctoral fellowships to start in early 2024. The fellowships are supported by a National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine T15 postdoctoral training grant. Through this opportunity, the CPBS aims to train computational biologists to achieve excellence in research, education, and service. Each postdoc will work with one or more program faculty, mainly located on the Anschutz Medical Campus but also at the Denver and Boulder campuses and at National Jewish Health. ​See the attached flyer for more details about the program and application instructions. For any questions, please contact CPBS@cuanschutz.edu

Job postings in NJ biopharma companies

Finding your next career opportunity has never been easier. 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. To see recent job postings, click here

Click here to post your resume, so hiring managers find you!

 

Associate Director for Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Services at Penn
Career Services at the University of Pennsylvania is hiring an Associate Director to work on the team serving graduate students and postdocs - click here to see the complete posting.  In addition to joining a fun team within a large career center, the new Associate Director will be part of the Philly contingent welcoming the GCC conference to Philadelphia in 2024! Please reach Dianne Hull for additional information dhull@upenn.edu

October 2023

Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine Summer Internships in Oncology R&D

J&J’s summer internship program in Clinical Science, Discovery Science, Translational Research, and more are now open. Selected students will work with Johnson & Johnson mentors, develop their own project, and present discoveries to our Senior Leadership Team.

This internship is a hands-on experience in disease biology, drug development, and cutting-edge technology platforms.

We innovate with purpose to lead where medicine is going. Apply today.
Click each link for details and qualifications.


Clinical Scientist Intern
Discovery Scientist Intern
Translational Research Intern
Cross Functional Areas Intern

 

Job postings in NJ biopharma companies

Finding your next career opportunity has never been easier. 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. To see recent job postings, click here

Click here to post your resume, so hiring managers find you!

BioNJ Inspirint Women in STEM Conference

Join us for BioNJ's Ninth Annual Inspiring Women in STEM Conference on Friday, December 1, 2023. The action-packed schedule features forward-thinking presentations, informative panel discussions, audience participation exercises and quality networking. 

More timely than ever, attendees are sure to come away with valuable and actionable ideas and guidance! To register, click here

 

Administrative Postdoctoral Fellow Postdoctoral Affairs

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Postdoctoral Affairs team as an Administrative Postdoctoral Fellow. The Postdoctoral Affairs team at NYU Grossman School of Medicine serves a vibrant community of nearly 500 postdoctoral scholars, and oversees every aspect of their training here: https://med.nyu.edu/research/postdoctoral-affairs/

The Administrative Postdoctoral Fellow role will be to provide career development resources and help build the postdoctoral community in an evidence-based fashion. The successful applicant will be expected to approach this position with similar scientific rigor as during their PhD training and build a research niche on early career scientists. The successful applicant will be expected to develop administrative skills with mentorship from the assistant director and the assistant dean of Postdoctoral Affairs and gain experience in program management and development, writing and editing, online community and website management, as well as improve administrative, organizational, and leadership skills. 

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD degree and is interested in pursuing a career in academic administration. This person should be organized, creative, communicative, and a self-starter. Some previous leadership experience is recommended and should be noted in the cover letter or CV. 

Responsibilities

Programmatic Support

  • Attending team meetings, postdoc council meetings, professional development programming, and remote work.
  • Support the conceptualization, development, and implementation of professional and career development events, including courses, workshops, events, and info sessions
  • Provide support to make events more accessible and inclusive.
  • Develop engagement strategies and oversee the Slack postdoc community
  • Provide support and oversight of National Postdoc Appreciation Week activities in September
  • Provide support and oversight of a volunteer committee for What Can You Be With A PhD?, a biennial career symposium
  • Work along with the Postdoc Affairs team and internal collaborators on developing community engagement and mental health events for the postdoc community
  • Work along with the project manager to manage and update the postdoc program website, weekly newsletters
  • Aid in the management of social media channels
  • Provide assistance with tracking alumni career outcomes

Research Expectation

The Administrative Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to approach this position with similar scientific rigor as during their PhD training. The administrative postdoctoral fellow is expected to build a research niche on topics related to early career scientists' career development and outcomes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • To qualify for this position, you must have a PhD in basic or biomedical science or related fields. 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, computer, and organizational skills.
  • Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

Recommended Qualifications

  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task on frequent and constantly changing demands
  • Ability to effectively communicate with postdocs, faculty, and various administrative offices at all levels in the University
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe
  • Basic knowledge of event platforms and content creation platforms such as Eventbrite, Whova, Canva, etc.

Compensation: 70K + benefits

Application material: Provide an academic CV and a cover letter describing your interest in the position.  Email materials to keith.micoli@nyulangone.org or arthee.jahangir@nyulangone.org

Start Date: Fall/Winter 2023

Technology Transfer Trainee Program

The Rutgers Office for Research is launching its 2023-2024 Technology Transfer Trainee Program. This Trainee Program is designed for Rutgers postdocs and graduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in Intellectual Property Law, Business Development, and/or Academic Technology Transfer. Minimum commitment of 2 semesters, 5-8 hours/week, approval of your PI. 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 11/03/2023. The program will start on 11/13/2023 at 9 am. To learn more, see attached flyer.

 

Regeneron Postdoc Training Program Applications Open

Regeneron is currently accepting applications for our 2024 Postdoctoral Training Program! We will be accepting applications until Friday, December 1st. The attached flyer provides information about the program. Up to 4 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, 2023. Start dates flexible, but if possible, Summer 2024.  Here is a direct link to the application page for Regeneron’s Postdoc Program

 

Trip to Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy in Washington DC with SPAR

We're excited to offer an exclusive opportunity for individuals interested in health policy! You're invited to join us for a visit to the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy in D.C., where you can gain valuable insights on accountable population health, network with experts, and explore potential career paths.

Date: November 14th 2023

Location: Washington, D.C.

Application Deadline: October 30th 

Why Attend?

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of health policy.
  • Connect with professionals in your field.
  • Discover career opportunities.
  • Enhance your academic journey.

To apply, please complete our brief application form by the deadline.

We're looking for dedicated students with a passion for health policy, so don't miss this chance to be part of an exciting experience.

If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to reach out to rutgersnspg@gmail.com

 

Rutgers Career Exploration and Success event for International Students

November 6 from 5-8:30pm at Busch Student Center: the event is now free for all student participants. 

If you're an international student interested in finding an internship or job in the United States, the International Students: Signature Career Event is not to be missed! At the event, you will learn how CES and Rutgers Global support you, the resources available, and employment options on F1 or J1 student visas during the Beyond OPT: Visas After Graduation session with Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP. Register here: International Students: Signature Career Event 

 

30 Sec to Sell Yourself by Scismic

November 14th 1PM EST.
Do you have an elevator pitch to help you convey your career goals at networking events? If not, Jayne Mattson, author and career coach can help.

Networking is a key component of career advancement, whether you are actively job-seeking or not.The key to successful networking is being clear about what you want so that people you interact with know how to help, who to connect you to, and what actions to recommend.You might be asked, "What are you looking to do next?" and you might be tempted to leave your options wide open, so you say something generic like, "I want a role where I can use my skills and add value to a company." But that doesn't give people much information to recommend anything specific. In today's job market, people who could connect you with employers, and employers themselves want you to be more specific. What skills do you want to use and what value will you bring to a company?

Jayne Mattson, Career Coach, will help you become clearer on what you are looking for by developing a 30-second commercial that will attract attention and inspire action.

Whether you're a job seeker, entrepreneur, or simply want to improve your self-presentation skills, this event is for you! Don't miss this opportunity to boost your personal brand and stand out from the crowd. Join us for 30 Seconds to Sell Yourself and start mastering the art of self-promotion today!

Click here to register

 

Postdoc Training at the NIH

Recent PhDs or other doctoral degree holders have the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative research environment with leading scientists and clinicians. Postdocs pursue basic, translational, and clinical research and come from across the U.S. and around the world. There are no open/close dates for this program, applicants are selected on a rolling basis.  To learn more about Postdoc Training at the NIH, click here and to see open positions visit the OITE Job Board.

 

Interested in an Entry-level Position as a Clinical Research Study Coordinator?​ 

The Rutgers School of Health Professions in collaboration with the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Sciences (NJ ACTS) developed a 6-week academic badge especially designed for Clinical Research Professionals, novice investigators, and students with little to no clinical research or pharmaceutical experience who would like to participate in clinical research at an Academic Medical Center (AMC) functioning as a “study coordinator”. Registration for the 2024 cohorts is now open and all interested are invited to register by clicking here!  

 

St. Jude’s Research Career, Education and Training Fair

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital invites you to attend a virtual Research Career, Education and Training Fair on Wednesday, November 8, from 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM CDT on the CareerEco platform. Registration is FREE through THIS LINK.
It is never too early to start planning your next career step. This event is geared towards students, trainees, and professionals in biomedical research, clinical research, and research information technology looking for a career that makes a difference.
Join us to learn from faculty members, researchers, employees, and students about cutting-edge research, available career and training opportunities, and benefits at St. Jude. You will also have an opportunity to interact one-on-one with recruiters and apply for job positions. The full agenda and schedule are available on the EVENT WEBPAGE. For questions, please contact manali.ghosh@stjude.org.
St. Jude, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is a top-ranked pediatric cancer hospital and a world-renowned basic science research institute with around 170 faculty members in the basic and translational research areas. Through the creation of collaborative consortia and investment in leading-edge technologies, St. Jude tackles the most complex challenges in science and medicine.

Regeneron Postdoc Training Program Applications Open

Regeneron is currently accepting applications for our 2024 Postdoctoral Training Program! We will be accepting applications until Friday, December 1st. The attached flyer provides information about the program. Up to 4 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, 2023. Start dates flexible, but if possible, Summer 2024.  Here is a direct link to the application page for Regeneron’s Postdoc Program. 

 

American Society for Microbiology North Jersey meeting

The North Jersey ASM meeting will be taking place at Seton Hall on Friday October 27.  The main speaker with be Dr. Jennifer Leeds, who is an executive director at Novartis.  Please see flyer attached for details on how to attend to hear about her journey into industry. To learn moreabout the symposium and register, click here. Abstracts can be submitted at this site

 

BioNJ Jobs Postings in Pharma and biotech

Finding your next career opportunity has never been easier. 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.

Click here to post your resume, so hiring managers find you! Click here to see recently posted positions.

 

Rutgers Career Exploration and Success Virtual Career and Internship Fair for Graduate Students

Virtual Career and Internship Fair: Master's & Doctoral Program Students

October 27 from 12-3pm.

To register and see the growing list of companies who will be in attendance click here.

 

At the STEM front - Careers in the Life Sciences Industry

You are cordially invited to the NJ Academy of Science Fall 2023 seminar event, "At the STEM front - Careers in the Life Sciences Industry", the NJ Academy of Science is co-sponsoring this great event with NJ Industry Partnership Life Sciences, Bristol Myers Squibb and Caldwell University. This event is open to the public.
The goal of this event is to inspire High School and undergraduate students into the Life Sciences industry. Family members are welcome to join us.

Oct 20 from 6-7pm at Caldwell University
Light Refreshment will be served. The first forty attendees will receive a complimentary gift.
Registration Link 

September 2023

You can read the blog by Jocelyn Radeny about Research Careers in Industry. Writing for the iJOBS blog is a great way to network, hone your writing skills and gain experience about careers. If you are interested in joining the blog as a writer, junior editor, or social media manager you can send an email to rutgersijobsblog@gmail.com. No experience needed! 

 

Communicating with Impact: The Art of Storytelling

Rutgers Office for Research invites you to join us on Thursday, Oct 12, from 10 am-11.30 am (EST) for our Road to Commercialization Webinar, Communicating with Impact: The Art of Storytelling.

Hear from keynote speakers Otto Pohl and Dena Seidel who will share their expertise, do’s and don’ts and tested framework/s to help us tell the story of our research effectively and in a way that is meaningful to industry and investors and others listening to it.

To learn more about the webinar see the attached flyer and do REGISTER HERE.

 

International Students: Signature Career Event.

The event includes the popular Beyond OPT: Visas After Graduation session with Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP. More information is here:  If you're an international student interested in finding an internship or job in the United States, the International Students: Signature Career Event is not to be missed! At the event, you will learn how CES and Rutgers Global support you, the resources available, and employment options on F1 or J1 student visas. In an interactive session, you'll have the opportunity to learn networking etiquette and personal branding, or if you're already comfortable with networking, attend a session that will equip you with strategies and language to tackle questions about visa statuses & employment. You pick the session you'd like to attend! During the catered dinner, you'll hear from Rutgers International Student alumni from various disciplines who secured positions in the United States and how they did it!. Date: Monday, November 06, 2023, 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Cost: $8. Location: MPR - Busch Student Center, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

 

 

ASGCT Congressional Policy Fellowship

American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy

Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States

 
 

In partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), ASGCT will select one applicant to participate in a year-long policy fellowship on Capitol Hill. Fellows will provide high-quality, science-based, independent guidance to federal policy makers and elevate awareness of the Society among policymaking circles. This policy fellowship is a truly unique learning and career advancement opportunity for scientists interested in policy development and application. For more information, click here

Rutgers Virtual Career and Internship Fair Series

Actively recruiting employers will be available to virtually network with candidates to discuss full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities, including in-person, virtual, or hybrid roles. Do not miss out on this opportunity to schedule and connect directly with a recruiter to gain greater insight into an organization and its hiring needs. 

 

BioNJ Jobs Board 

To see recently posted positions in biopharma in NY and NJ, please click here. To post your resume for hiring managers to see, click here

 

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

Students2Science Volunteers Needed

Students2Science (S2S)’s mission is to inspire, motivate, and educate elementary, middle, and high school students in economically disadvantaged communities to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM subjects) and foster a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.  They bring students from inner city schools to their labs to perform experiments. There are a number of ways you can volunteer to help with this program. This is a great way to get teaching experience.  Check out those options and register as a volunteer by clicking here.

 

Science Policy 101 & Opportunities in Science Policy workshop

Want to learn what science policy is? Interested in exploring opportunities and careers outside of academic research? Join SPAR next Tuesday (Sept 26) for our meeting that introduces science policy and focuses on opportunities in science policy! We will provide a brief intro to science policy and then cover policy trainings, internships, fellowships, and more that are available for scientists during graduate school and after graduation. Meetings will be held on New Brunswick and Newark campuses. And food will be provided! See details below.
When: Tuesday, September 26th at 6pm

Where: New Brunswick and Newark

New Brunswick - room 203, Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, Cook/Douglass Campus (71 Dudley Road)

*Free food (pizza) will be provided at New Brunswick. RSVP by Monday, Sept 25 is required to guarantee we will have food for you. If you show up without RSVPing, we cannot guarantee you will get pizza. 

Newark - GSA Lounge (access through garage level A2)

RSVP here!

 

Medical Science Liaison Group meeting

The Rutgers MSL Group will be hosting the Miami student MSL group to discuss their experiences from this year's MSL conference hosted by the MSL Society. 

Reminder that we use the first 30 minutes of the meeting to have our internal discussion where everyone's input is welcome and appreciated! Those interested in joining can do so through this zoom invite: 

Time: Sep 27, 2023 4-5:30 PM

Zoom link here

 

2023 SAPA Annual Conference 

SAPA cordially invites you to attend the 2023 SAPA Annual Conference and 30thAnniversary Celebration on Friday and Saturday, September 29th and 30th at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, NJ.  To register, click here. To enjoy the student discounts, please register using your “.edu” school email. Also, five complementary conference passes are available. The first 5 people to register using code SPSV6PBV will be free.  For a detailed agenda, please see attached. 

 

PhD Student Experiential Learning Program at Colgate Palmolive

You are cordially invited to an in-depth discussion of PhD experiential learning, featuring the Colgate-Palmolive Experiential Learning Opportunity Program, on October 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Some PhD candidates will enter into industry careers while others will work with industry in their academic careers. There are many opportunities for PhD candidates to gain experience working in industry settings while earning their doctorates, and this presentation will focus on internship experiences from 6-12 or more months. With generous support from the Colgate-Palmolive company, Rutgers. PhD candidates have participated in the company’s Experiential Learning Opportunity Program (ELOP), where they work alongside industry researchers on meaningful challenges while enhancing their research, communication, and project management skills. Hear from Rutgers and Colgate-Palmolive leaders as well as past and current program participants as they share insight and information about this valuable internship opportunity. 

Monday Oct 2 from 11am-1pm at Winants Hall on College Ave campus, New Brunswick. Click here to register.

 

Graduate Student/Post-doc Work Assistants for Education & Training Program at Rutgers CINJ

The Office of Education and Training at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is seeking a graduate student/postdoctoral fellow interested in training the next generation of a diverse oncology workforce. It is a great experience for those interested in education research, teaching, or professional development. This is a grant funded part time (per diem) opportunity for one year.  Selected individual will:

  • Assist in organizing two Scholar (graduate students and post-docs) Recruitment Symposiums (spring and fall) highlighting CINJ research programs and faculty.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with local, regional and national MSI and HBCU to identify potential new trainees for the underserved scholar (graduate students and post-docs) pipeline.
  • Work with Faculty Navigators at collaborating institutions to recruit and interact directly with their scholars (graduate students and post-docs) to guide and assist with academic stage appropriate professional career development in collaboration with CINJ CRTEC
  • Support career development opportunities of scholars (graduate students and post-docs) and Early Stage Investigators (e.g. writing grants and journal articles and communicating science to the lay public and networking).
  • Assist in tracking and monitoring outcomes of scholars reached through this program. 

To apply, please contact Sunita Chaudhary, PhD chaudhs4@cinj.rutgers.edu

 

Assistant Director for External Fellowships Advising at Stony Brook University

This a chance to work with undergrads, grad students, and postdocs on developing their skills in grant and proposal writing for nationally competitive fellowships and awards. The position is located in Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development in the Graduate School at Stanley Brook, and this would be a great opportunity for someone with a graduate professional and career development background! Close date: Oct 14. For more information and to apply, please visit this site: Apply Here>

 

Amgen Massachusetts External Outreach Program Fall 2023 Lecture Series

Amgen Massachusetts will be hosting a 2023 Fall Semester Lectures series starting on October 5th. It is a 6-week program, occurring weekly on Thursdays (3-5 pm EST) until November 9th. The virtual lectures will be scheduled as a single 2-hour session per week, each session includes 2 lectures and a Q/A session. To end the series there will be a Career Talk with a panel of Amgen volunteers to speak with the students on their journey from school to industry in hopes of guiding students to get prepared for industry jobs. 

We are hoping these lectures will reach out to many students that are considering a future in biotech. Please see the current lecture schedule attached.  To join the WebEx meeting, click here

 

What Can You Be with a PhD Co-Sponsored by Rutgers iJOBS

Every other year, NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine organizes What Can You Be with a PhD?, 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, October 21st, and Sunday, October 22nd, and this year is entirely virtual and hosted on the Whova platform. Registration is $10 per person and includes admission on both days.  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 several Academic Institutions including Rutgers and we only have 250 spots for Rutgers PhD students and postdocs so seats are limited. That means you need to sign up early to be sure to get a spot! Registration is now open. To register, follow this LINK and use the code "rutgers_2023" to check out and pay. Be sure to use your school email address; it's how we ensure everyone is registered for the correct school. We are still working on completing the schedule and are adding speakers daily, so keep checking the WCUB website. The Whova version of the event will be released in September, but make sure you log in with the same email you used to register.

August 2023

What Can You Be with a PhD Co-Sponsored by Rutgers iJOBS

Every other year, NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine organizes What Can You Be with a PhD?, 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, October 21st, and Sunday, October 22nd, and this year is entirely virtual and hosted on the Whova platform. Registration is $10 per person and includes admission on both days.  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 several Academic Institutions including Rutgers and we only have 250 spots for Rutgers PhD students and postdocs so seats are limited. That means you need to sign up early to be sure to get a spot! Registration is now open. To register, follow this LINK and use the code "rutgers_2023" to check out and pay. Be sure to use your school email address; it's how we ensure everyone is registered for the correct school. We are still working on completing the schedule and are adding speakers daily, so keep checking the WCUB website. The Whova version of the event will be released in September, but make sure you log in with the same email you used to register.

 

Internships in the government through ORISE

Biomedical Engineering Doctoral Fellowship with the Defense Health Agency 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Degree: Currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen or LPR

Internship in Molecular Toxicology and Ecotoxicology at DEVCOM-CBC 
Location: Edgewood, Maryland
Degree: Currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen

Biofilm Prevention and Treatment - Doctoral Fellowship with Defense Health Agency 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Degree: Currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen or LPR

Female Warfighter Physiology & Performance Research- Postdoctoral Fellowship 
Location: Natick, Massachusetts
Degree: Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 1/31/2024
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen

July 2023

Adjunct Professor Position at The College of New Jersey

The Biology Department here at TCNJ is searching for an adjunct to teach a single section (<24 students) of our Bio211: Cell Biology and Biochemistry course in fall 2023. Course meetings: 80min twice per week + 3h lab once per week (+ office hours). This is an established course and current/past instructors will share teaching materials and can provide advice. In addition, the lab is a common design across sections i.e. lab manual/protocols/materials are already established. Course description: An introduction to the nomenclature, origin, and function of essential molecules and cellular components of living organisms. Structural and functional characteristics of various eukaryotic cells demonstrate that the molecular and cellular levels of organization are intimately integrated. If you are interested in the position please contact the chair of the Department of Biology Wendy Clement, clementw@tcnj.edu. For more details see attachment. 

 

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 at www.janssensodep.com.  SODEP consists of three steps: 

1.      Exposure to 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 15 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 funding for conference travel, research supplies, and training courses.

3.      Potential placement. If scholars are interested in transitioning into a career in 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

·         full-time PhD or MD/PhD students in year 3+ of graduate programs (as of January 2024),PharmD 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 virtual Janssen Oncology Day, which will take place on September13, 2023. We encourage early registration, as admission is rolling and will be closed when we reach 150 registrants.  Application deadline is August 28, 2023.

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. For more information see attached flyer and apply here

Associate Director, Graduate Student Center Career Development at Princeton University

The Associate Director, Graduate Student Career Development position focuses on advising, guidance, and programming on all aspects of career planning and development of graduate students for careers inside and outside academe. Reporting to the Senior Associate Director for Graduate Student Career Development, the Associate Director serves as a key relationship builder with major stakeholders across campus. The person in this role has direct responsibility for creating and implementing engagement and outreach initiatives by collaborating with campus partners to capture and respond to evolving graduate student career interests and needs. This position also involves collaborating broadly within the Career Development team. The Associate Director advises graduate students according to our student-centered career advising philosophy that aligns with our office’s model focused on self-exploration and lifelong career management. This holistic model involves both one-on-one career advising and an educational/curricular framework. In addition to providing one-on-one advising for graduate students, the person in this role designs and facilitates career education and skill-building programs for graduate students and contributes to the development and maintenance of our office career resources for graduate students. This role will be in-person in the Center for Career Development offices.

Graduate Student Career Advising & Programming

  • Provide personalized career advising for graduate students via one-on-one in-person and virtual (phone/Zoom) advising appointments on career-related concerns inside and outside academe.
  • Meet individually or in groups with graduate students to provide coaching and advising to help graduate students clarify values, interests, skills, and strengths.
  • Educate graduate students on significant employment trends within and beyond academe.
  • Assist graduate students with developing action plans and follow-up strategies based on a series of progressive meetings.
  • Collaborate with the Employer Engagement team to develop and implement programs and resources that connect grad students with employers, such as the Undercover Bosses program and the Bring a Ph.D. to Work series.
  • Collaborate with the Alumni Engagement and Experiential Learning team to create programs and resources that connect alumni with graduate students, such as the From Ph.D. to Workplace series.
  • Create and implement a wide range of engaging, informative, and actionable programs on topics ranging from exploring careers to preparing for the academic job search to interviewing and negotiating job offers for graduate students.
  • Actively collaborate with graduate academic departments and student organizations to identify changing career needs of graduate students and design and implement career education and skill-building programs tailored to specific graduate student groups or a requested department.

Campus Outreach & Collaborative Relationship Building

  • Serve as a primary liaison to graduate academic departments and student organizations at Princeton University for graduate student career development.
  • Develop, maintain, and enhance relationships with graduate faculty and departmental staff, primarily directors of graduate studies, job placement officers, graduate program administrators, and student department representatives.
  • Build and cultivate relationships across campus with graduate student groups and centers on campus serving graduate students.
  • Connect with underserved graduate student populations across campus through outreach initiatives.
  • Help develop a prioritized list of campus outreach targets and implement outreach strategies to ensure that all Princeton graduate students have access to meaningful career exploration and opportunities.

Data and Assessment

  • Oversee and maintain campus engagement data in the office's Salesforce instance.
  • Use data to assess outreach/program impact and areas for continuous improvement.
  • Participate in assessment projects to conduct a broader survey or focus-group interviews to understand Princeton graduate students’ career development experiences.
  • Required qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience in career counseling/advising and program development in a higher education setting 
  • Ability to implement a developmental, goal-oriented, and student-centered approach to advising graduate students
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to deliver effective career presentations, and build internal and external relationships
  • Experience in working with and supporting underrepresented populations, and deep commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion goals
  • Proven track record and experience in cultivating connections, program planning and execution, and group facilitation and engagement with a strategic mindset to create value and impact
  • Demonstrated passion or/and experience in creating innovative programming reflecting the changing needs of graduate students and the world of work inside and outside academe
  • Experience gathering and analyzing data to inform decisions
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions in a timely and effective manner

Preferred qualifications:

  • Ph.D. 
  • Two or more years of experience in graduate student advising 
  • Broader familiarity with career assessments (MBTI and CliftonStrengths)
  • To apply, click here

 

Jobs Board for Biopharma Positions in NJ

Finding your next career opportunity has never been easier. 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. Click here to see the newly posted positions and Click here to post your resume, so hiring managers find you!

You can read the blog by Natalie Losada about Making Graphical Abstracts using BioRender

Learn about becoming a Medical Science Liaison

The Rutgers MSL Group will be hosting Eli Lilly's Medical Science Liaison Associate Director, Dr. Joe Cruz. Dr. Cruz works within the neuroscience therapeutic area. This meeting will be held this Wed. July 19th from 4-5:30pm. Anyone interested in joining this group and attending this virtual speaker session can email Luisa (lfa29@rutgers.edu) or Luis (lg759@gsbs.rutgers.edu)

Communicating with Impact: The Art of Storytelling

Join us on Thursday, August 3, from 9:30am-12pm for our next Road to Commercialization webinar, titledCommunicating with Impact: The Art of Storytelling.

Click here to register. 

Strategic communication is an important skill that encompasses active listening, precise message delivery, and asking for feedback. Learn how to tell the story of your research effectively and in a way that is meaningful to industry and investors. Hear from experts and successful Rutgers inventors/founders on how they gained attention and interest from industry for their innovative research/start-ups.

Speakers include:

Otto Pohl, founder and principal of Core Communications

  • Joachim Kohn, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry at Rutgers University
  • Lisa Lutz Silver, President and Co-Founder of Rutgers startup OptoVibronex
  • Dena Seidel, Science Communication & Food Systems Researcher at Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
  • Lori Dars, Associate Director of Economic Development and Innovation at Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

You can read the iJOBS blog by Antonia Kaz about the iJOBS workshop on the Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Figure Design

Erdos Institute 

  • Data Science Boot Camp 12 week version in Fall | 1 month intensive in May 
  • PhD Alumni-led Mini-Courses 
  • Data Visualization | Quantum Computing | UX, Consumer, & Market Research 
  • Software Engineering for Data Scientists | and MORE! 
  • Behavioral & Technical Interview Prep Workshops 
  • 1-on-1 Career Coaching 
  • Employer & Alumni Career Connections 

For more information, see attached flyer, click here or Contact Amalya Lehmann at  amalya@erdosinstitute.org

US Visa and Immigration Options for International Scientists and Researchers

July 18th 5-6pm EST offered by Scismic

Which visa pathway is right for you? Learn the processes and prospects for working in the United States as an international researcher.

The session will cover the types of visas used by postdoctoral researchers. Learn about self-sponsored applications, J-1 waivers and other visas, such as the F1 (OPT) and J-1 visas (including J1 waivers), and H-1B/O-1/TN from Immigration Attorney Brendan Delaney. The webinar will leave you with some practical information and allow some time for general questions. Sign up link is here

Virtual Webinar on Food Intellectual Property and Trademark

Join us for this webinar (virtual) on Food Intellectual Property and Trademark with attorney Danielle DeFilippis of Norris McLaughlin, and Food & Beverage Sector Lead Doyin Ashiru of NJEDA.  The event is free; however, individuals must register

Association for Women in Science Virtual Career Fair

Aug 24 from 1-4pm The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is delighted to provide you with this unique, free career growth opportunity on August 24. Register today for the AWIS Virtual Career Fair to connect directly with recruiters in private, one-on-one conversations. To register, click here

Job as Senior Scientist in Biologics at Merck

R3 Senior Scientist research opening for a graduating/recently graduated PhD in the Biologics Process Research and Development Department. 

Biologics Process Research & Development (BPR&D) within Our Research Laboratories is on a mission to rapidly deliver diverse biotherapeutics to patients by efficiently developing innovative, robust manufacturing processes and technologies. To achieve this, we work closely with colleagues in Discovery, Pre-clinical, Early Development, Analytical, Formulation, and Commercial Manufacturing while providing a diverse and inclusive environment for all. Beyond process development for pipeline biologics, we innovate and build next generation biomanufacturing technologies. Examples include investments for development of continuous manufacturing, green and sustainable processes, and proprietary technology platforms. We actively publish and engage with the scientific community to influence the field. BPR&D includes three lab-facing technical functional areas: Process Cell Sciences (PCS), Upstream Process Development (UPD) and Downstream Process Development & Engineering (DPDE). This job posting covers opportunities for all three functional areas. We are actively looking for highly motivated people with a passion for innovation and interest in contributing to one or more of the three technical functional areas mentioned above.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Innovation
    • Develop innovative and disruptive technologies for next-generation biologic manufacturing processes
    • Apply rigorous scientific principles and data analyses to solve challenging problems related to developing robust, cost-effective processes
  • Experimental Design and Problem-Solving
    • Develop and characterize robust processes for delivering multi-kilogram quantities of life-changing medicines
    • Design and conduct lab and/or pilot-scale studies to support mechanistic understanding, scale-up, and transfer of processes to manufacturing
  • Collaboration and effective communication:
    • Work with a collaborative, cross-functional team of talented scientists and engineers to advance the biologics pipeline from early- to late-stage development
    • Partner with groups in both research and manufacturing divisions
    • Represent your functional area in cross-functional teams
  • Coaching and Mentoring
    • Train and mentor junior scientists in experimental design, execution, and data interpretation
  • Safety and Compliance
    • Contribute to a safe and compliant laboratory work environment

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.S. with 4 years, or M.S. with 3 years or PhD with 0+ years of relevant experience (or expected PhD graduation within 6 months from date of application) in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology, or related fields

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • A proven ability to design and execute hands-on lab and/or in silico experiments
  • Proficiency with statistical design and analysis tools
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to work in matrixed teams and collaborate with diverse partners cross-functionally
  • A demonstrated ability to think critically with excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills

In addition to the required skillsets above, relevant experience is needed in one of the three lab-facing technical functional areas as described below.

  • PCS
    • In-depth understanding of cell biology/molecular biology and hands-on experience of molecular subcloning, vector design, and mammalian cell culture
    • Hands-on experience with RNA and whole-genome (re)sequencing, bioinformatics analysis and familiarity with genome editing tools
    • Proficient with Linux and programming languages such as Python, and/or R
  • UPD
    • Knowledge of recombinant protein expression, metabolic pathways, biochemistry, and cell culture
    • Understanding of basic bioreactor principles, mass transfer kinetics
  • DPDE
    • Sound scientific knowledge of protein properties and purification
    • Understanding of unit operations such as chromatography, filtration, crystallization, precipitation, adsorption, mixing etc.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • History of external presentations and/or publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Data science, modeling, machine learning, artificial intelligence
  • Evaluating and introducing novel technologies and analytical tools in process development and manufacturing
  • Knowledge of protein biochemistry, biophysics, conjugation techniques
  • Vector construction, Genetic Engineering, and Systems Biology
  • Knowledge of cell-line development for protein expression in mammalian systems and suspension cell culture
  • High throughput experimentation using automation platforms
  • Familiarity with feed and media development for large-scale recombinant protein expression in mammalian systems
  • Knowledge of Quality by Design, Process Characterization and Control Strategy development

For more information, click here and contact iJOBS alum Xiaowen Wang xiaowen.wang@merck.com

June 2023

BioNJ Manufacturing Briefing 

I have 7 free registration vouchers for the BioNJ Manufacturing Briefing which will take place at Rutgers University on September 13th.   If you have interest in attending and hearing some of the topics to be presented (see attached) and to also network with the industry professionals, please email janet.alder@rutgers.edu.  Your attendance would be free.

Rutgers Career Exploration and Success Opportunities

Fall Career & Internship Mega Fair

Tuesday, September 19 - Friday, September 22

11:30 AM – 3:30 PM at Jersey Mike's Arena (Livingston Campus) 

With over 6,200 candidates and sold-out booths last fall, we are enhancing the fair to be a full 4-days! We will encourage candidates to join us at this in-person event to network with employers to discuss full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities from various fields. Employer registration is live, and candidate registration will go live the on August 1.

Online Tools
Whether students are choosing majors/careers, planning their job searches, or applying to graduate schools, the Office of Career Exploration and Success has online resources to help them develop their career action plans! These are available to all eligible students by logging in with their NetID and password to Rutgers Handshake and selecting Career Resources.

  • (NEW!) Big Interview combines a step-by-step curriculum of expert video lessons with AI-based virtual practice interview tools to help students improve their interview skills and AI technology that provides resume reviews and templates.
  • GoinGlobal provides career information that assists with finding information on HB1 employers, pursuing global career paths, and learning about US cities and domestic job opportunities.
  • Peterson's Test and Career Prep provides materials for practicing for various college and graduate school entrance exams. 
  • Rutgers Handshake allows access to review thousands of employment and interview opportunities, schedule career advising appointments, register for career events, and more.
  • Student-Alumni Career Connect (SACC) is an online database of Rutgers alumni willing to provide career advice. Search alumni by career community, major, job title, employer, and more to learn about their career paths.
  • Traitify is an innovative career exploration system to help assess career skills, interests, and values. 

 

Janssen Scholars of Oncology Diversity Engagement Program
At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we remain committed to creating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. That’s why our Janssen Oncology Research & Development team is thrilled to announce they have opened registration for the second year of the Janssen Scholars of Oncology Diversity Engagement Program (Janssen SODEP). This program aims to build relationships with exceptional, ethnically diverse PhD or MD/PhD students, PharmD students, and post-doctoral researchers. We propose to contribute to shaping their career, and bring greater visibility to our job opportunities by providing industry exposure and mentorship from our senior R&D leaders at Janssen.

There are two steps of Janssen SODEPExposure and Mentorship. The first step of this program (Exposure) is a virtual Janssen Oncology Day, which takes place this year on September 13, 2023. Please apply by August 28, 2023. At Janssen Oncology Day, attendees will be exposed to the R&D process within industry and obtain an understanding of the critical skillsets fostering a successful industry career. Those who attend Janssen Oncology Day will have the opportunity to apply to advance to the Mentoring step of SODEP, in which scholars will be paired with Janssen leaders in an ongoing 1-year mentoring experience.

Requirements:

·Self-identify as African-American/Black or Hispanic
·Citizens or permanent residents of the United States
·Full-time PhD or MD/PhD students in year 3+ of graduate program, PharmD students, or post-doctoral fellows

 

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

CLICK HERE to complete an application to attend Janssen Oncology Day, step 1 of Janssen SODEP by August 28, 2023. Please have your CV ready in PDF when you apply. Your Curriculum vitae, should include:

  • A summary statement
  • A list of research experience (university/company, principal investigator if appropriate, information about the research)
  • A list of technical skills
  • Education information
  • Awards/fellowships
  • Publications (complete)

For more information, click here or email scholars@janssensodep.com

 

BioNJ Career Portal

Finding your next career opportunity has never been easier. 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. Click here to post your resume, so hiring managers find you!

 

Colgate Palmolive - A funded co-op experiential learning opportunity for Rutgers graduate students

Colgate Palmolive and Rutgers University established a strategic relationship in 2015 and the presenting opportunity is an outgrowth of past and present research initiatives. Colgate is calling for applications from current doctoral candidates for a funded experiential learning opportunity. This training opportunity will allow selected doctoral candidates (with a background in Chemistry, Biology, Cell Biology, Oral Biology/Dental, Biomedical Engineering, Pathology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Material Science, Chemical Physics, or related fields) to train at the company’s Piscataway facility and remotely under the guidance of a Colgate mentor. Please review the attached posting for details on the requirements, process and descriptions.

If there are questions, please email Dave Magnoni (dave.magnoni@rutgers.edu) and copy Brian Wall (brian_wall@colpal.com) as well.  

Propelus for Transforming Your Technology into a Product or Service

Propelus is a four-week program designed for research teams to explore how their discovery can help potential customers and meet industry needs as a startup or venture. Researchers, scientists, engineers and their team members, including postdoctoral researchers and students, work as a team to learn how to translate their discovery or technology into a startup or venture. Participants earn a $3,000 NSF grant that can be used to travel to conferences and for other customer discovery resources.

Cohort 11 July session dates: July 24, 26, Aug 2, 16 from 4:30pm - 7:30pm ET online.

Register for an Info Session on Wednesday, June 21st, 2023 at 12:00noon ET online

Apply by June 29, 2023.   icorpsNE.org

Note:  Propelus programs are offered approximately every two months.

Visit the Hub website to learn more about our programs and sign up for our biweekly Hub newsletter

Any questions about the application process may be directed to Hub coordinators Caitlin Baiduc (cbaiduc@udel.edu), Vanessa Calu (vcalu@princeton.edu) or Mark DeGuzman (m.deguzman@rutgers.edu). 

I-Corps Fellowship for for Entrepreneurs and Innovators

For innovation-minded grad-students, post-docs, and undergrads, especially from underrepresented groups, from 2-year or 4-year institutions of higher education in the Northeast Region, the I-Corps Fellowship offers:

  • An immersive educational experience to learn about innovation & entrepreneurship at the Northeast I-Corps Hub
  • An opportunity to join an I-Corps team that is exploring the commercial potential of their proposed innovation
  • A chance to expand your skillset, grow your network, and build confidence by contributing in a meaningful way
  • An NSF-funded stipend for completing the I-Corps Fellowship requirements 

Apply for the I-Corps Fellowship program to contribute to the regional innovation & entrepreneurship ecosystem as you prepare to bring your own innovation forward in the near future!

NIH Summer Enrichment Curriculum 2023

To help you sharpen your science skills and develop both professionally and personally, we have developed a summer-long series of activities. This summer’s online curriculum will focus on the exciting science we do at the NIH and on career/professional development, and wellness topics for students at all educational levels. We encourage you to look at all the program offerings and identify events that will help you achieve your scientific and career goals.

Becoming a Resilient Scientist Series: Summer & Fall 2023

The NIH OITE offers a series of workshops to help you develop your confidence and resilience in various challenging situations. The series includes four (Summer) or five (Fall) webinars, each followed by a small-group discussion. These sessions focus on strategies for academic success, thriving in research and healthcare careers, building resilience, overcoming obstacles, and mentoring. Attending the entire series is recommended as concepts and themes will be developed progressively, allowing you to integrate and refine the information. Previous participants reported increased resilience, improved stress management, and highly recommended the series. For more information and schedule, please visit here:

 

 

NIH Career Symposium 2023 Recordings

The 16th Annual NIH Career Symposium concluded last month after three exciting days of networking and career exploration. This virtual event provided a unique opportunity for trainees to hear directly from professionals across a wide array of careers to learn about their individual career stories and experiences. With over 6000 attendees from NIH and around the world and with 275 speakers & panelists, this was our largest Career Symposium to date. Recordings of the main talks from the symposium are now available to everyone on the OITE YouTube channel.

 

Leadership Development Program by Torrey Pines

The Office of Education, Training, & International Services (OETIS) is excited to announce applications are being accepted for the Foundations of Leadership Program, a Torrey Pines Leadership Development Program at Sanford Burnham Prebys!  This year-long program, originally established in 2015, is designed specifically for postdocs and early career PhDs.  The purpose of the program is to learn more about your leadership style and the styles of others towards understanding how you and your current/future teams can succeed.  Major topics that will be discussed in the context of leadership include: communication styles, conflict management, leadership strengths, influencing others, and negotiation.  To learn more about the program, see attached flyer and visit this site.  
Space is limited!  To apply, click here and complete the online application form.  If accepted into the program, participants will pay a $285 fee that covers all program expenses and assessments.
Application Deadline: July 11, 2023 @ 11:59 pm PT
We recognize that as a year-long program, this may appear to be a large time commitment, but keep in mind that the program meets virtually only once a month (~4 hrs) on Friday mornings from August 2023 to June 2024.  Project and self-study time will be at your discretion.  If you have concerns about your ability to participate, do not hesitate to contact us (sbpleaders@sbpdiscovery.org).   

 

Trying to find a new job? Check BioNJ's Job Board

With just three simple steps, you can uncover your dream job:

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  3. Upload your resume to increase your chances of being discovered by top industry employers.

It's that easy! Enhance your career today by visiting www.BioNJTalentNetwork.org to set up your profile and get started.

Don't wait! Exciting career opportunities await you. Organizations such as BeiGene, Hovione, Insmed, Legend Biotech, Novartis, Phathom Pharmaceuticals, Princeton University and PTC Therapeutics are hiring. Sign up now!

Picnic organized by D-Fi USA for French scientists in NYC 

July 2nd at noon at Central Park at this location. At D-Fi USA, we strive to gather French PhD scientists who are pursuing their careers in the US, those who are in the US and wish to go back to France, as well as professionals in France who want to share their past experience in the US. Our goal is to create a strong network that enables members to connect, share experiences, and provide information on careers in the US or advice on how to prepare a move back to France.  The upcoming event promises to be an excellent opportunity for French scientists to connect with like-minded individuals and build relationships that will help them in their professional endeavors. It will be a great opportunity for attendees to network and share their experiences while learning from others.  Bring what you want to eat. Email info.d.fi.usa@gmail.com for more information. 

 

Government Internships and Fellowships in STEM 

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)  currently has over 600 active postings for graduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral internship and fellowship opportunities in STEM research, policy, and supporting disciplines. Students can search using our application system at www.Zintellect.com or using our free mobile app on Apple and Google Play - ORISE GO. ORISE connects talented and diverse graduate students, recent graduates, postdocs, and faculty to programs at a variety of research facilities, including those managed for the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These best-in-class, learning-based internship and fellowship experiences are key to the recruitment and preparation of the next generation of our STEM workforce.

Jobs at ECS

Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, ECS has more than 3,500 employees throughout the U.S. We are proud to build successful customer relationships with some of the world’s leading agencies in both the public and private sectors. Inspired by the ability to create, innovate, and serve, our highly skilled teams work together to solve complex challenges and provide advanced technology, science, and engineering solutions. ECS careers are rewarding. We value professional development and philanthropy, and offer health benefits, tuition reimbursement, and maternity leave. To see current job postings, click here. If you want a referral or an informational interview, please email iJOBS and Rutgers Alumna Dr. Maria Qadri at maria.qadri@ecstech.com with your resume and the position you are interested in.

Recent Industry Job Postings in NJ

To see the BioNJ jobs board with listings you can filter by experience, position type, location etc.., click here.

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Huri Mucahit who has a job at at Bristol Myers Squibb as a process engineer.

You can read the blog post by Shreya Madhavarapu about the career panel on Regulatory Affairs

ORISE Fellowships

Biology Internship at U.S. Army DEVCOM Soldier Center
Location: Natick, Massachusetts
Degree: Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen


Post-Doctoral Fellow Vestibular Science 
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Degree: Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen

Pathways to Entrepreneurship: Insights from Faculty Innovators

June 13th, 2:30pm NJECC event supporting women innovators to pursue entrepreneurship?  

To learn more about the New Jersey Equity Commercialization Collaborative, check their website, and see how to get involved or stay engaged for future events.

Please register on Eventbrite asap if you'd be able to attend!  You can follow the New Jersey Equity Commercialization Collaborative (NJECC) organization on Eventbrite if you want to be notified of events like this in the future. See attached flyer.

May 2023

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Jennifer Timm who has a job at Evotec as a an Associate Principal Scientist in Protein Production.

You can read the iJOBS blog by Natalie Losada about the case study in Business Development

NIH Becoming a Resilient Scientist Series

The NIH OITE offers a series of workshops to help you develop your confidence and resilience in various challenging situations. The series includes four (Summer) or five (Fall) webinars, each followed by a small-group discussion. These sessions focus on strategies for academic success, thriving in research and healthcare careers, building resilience, overcoming obstacles, and mentoring. Attending the entire series is recommended as concepts and themes will be developed progressively, allowing you to integrate and refine the information. Previous participants reported increased resilience, improved stress management, and highly recommended the series. For more information and schedule, please visit here

Summer 1, 2023 – College and Graduate/Professional School Students
Fall 2023 - Postbacs, Graduate/Professional School Students, Postdocs

ORISE Fellowships and Internships

1) Biology Internship at U.S. Army DEVCOM Soldier Center 
Location: Natick, Massachusetts
Degree: Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 5/31/2023
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
2) 
Human Physiology/Psychology Research - Postgraduate 
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Degree: Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen, LPR, or foreign nationals

 

Summer I-Corps Programs

Please see details below about FREE upcoming I-Corps Training programs for those interested in expanding their research capacity and innovation potential innovation (Industry Connect) or those already working on an innovation (Propelus) or specifically a cleantech innovation (I-Corps Cleantech Cohort); these trainings are funded through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. Industry Connect is a 3-session hybrid program for individuals or teams; The Propelus and Cleantech cohorts are four-week virtual Cohort-based program for teams. See details below.

Industry Connect: MD&M East 2023

 

Industry Connect will help you engage w/ industry as a group, identify & evaluate Key Partners to advance your research or innovation!

 

For faculty, grad students, post-docs, and undergrads who answer yes to any of the following:

  • Are you doing research or developing an innovation in life sciences, HealthTech, or medical devices, engineering, digital health, in the Northeast Region? 
  • Are you often heads-down in the lab working on your research or innovation looking for ways to improve your productivity? 
  • Are you open to exploring what products/services/experts you might need to advance your technology?
  • Do you wish you could expand your team's capabilities, but don't know where to start? 

We've created the Industry Connect: MD&M East program for you to see what's out there!

 

Register here by June 5 to attend.

 

 

 

Cleantech Cohort - July 2023

 

 

Cleantech Propelus I-Corps, in collaboration between Cleantech Open Northeast and the Northeast I-Corps Hub which will specifically train research teams developing cleantech innovations dealing with energy storage/generation, carbon capture, water treatment, hydroelectric, , battery technologies, purification sustainability, etc, to understand how commercializing their technology could create value in the market and make real-world impact.

 

Propelus: July 2023

 

 

Propelus is a four-week program designed for research teams to explore how their discovery can help potential customers and meet industry needs as a startup or venture.

Researchers, scientists, engineers and their team members, including postdoctoral researchers and students, work as a team to learn how to translate their discovery or technology into a startup or venture. Participants earn a $3,000 NSF grant that can be used to travel to conferences and for other customer discovery resources.

 

Cohort 11 July session dates: July 24, 26, Aug 2, 16 from 4:30pm - 7:30pm ET online.

Apply by May 15, 2023.   icorpsNE.org

Note:  Propelus programs are offered approximately every two months. ___________________________________

Rutgers is a Partner Institution of the Northeast Region I-Corps Hub. Visit the Hub website to learn more about our programs and sign up for our biweekly Hub newsletter


Any questions about the application process may be directed to Hub coordinators Caitlin Baiduc (cbaiduc@udel.edu), Vanessa Calu (vcalu@princeton.edu) or Mark DeGuzman (m.deguzman@rutgers.edu). 

 

Science During Crisis: Evidence-Based Decision Making During Emergency Response

The Eagleton Science and Politics Program will be hosting a workshop with Bob Martin, NJ Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner at the time of the 2012 Paulsboro, NJ, train derailment. 

Commissioner Martin will speak about decision-making during a developing environmental crisis, discuss similarities with the train derailment & toxic chemical spill in East Palestine, OH, and offer perspectives on how and if governments learn to prevent and prepare for future events.

This is an in-person event at the Eagleton Insitute followed by lunch. Please RSVP to reserve your seat.

Further information is on the attached flyer, and on our Twitter account. To register, click here

 

Non-Academic Careers for International PhDs and Postdocs in the US: Panel Discussion and Networking  

Thursday, May 11  4:00-5:30pm EST  by Zoom  

Register here (All Eventbrite registrants will receive the Zoom meeting link via email on the day of the event)  

Are you interested in exploring career opportunities outside of academia? Join us for this panel discussion and networking session in Zoom breakout rooms, where you will hear from former academic scientists:  

-who are working in NYC and across the US in non-academic roles, including pharma/biotech (bench and non-bench), medical devices, tech, consulting, and finance;   

-who navigated visa sponsorship (O1, OPT, H1B, etc.) or greencard options to be a candidate for these jobs;   

-who represent a variety of countries; and   

-who will speak about their experiences being on the job market, and how they are enjoying their career so far.  

Brendan Delaney, JD, Immigration Attorney at Frank & Delaney Immigration Law, LLC, will also give a presentation on the different types of visa sponsorship or greencard options an international researcher may consider if they are applying to non-academic jobs.    

The goal of this event is for PhDs and postdocs in the NYC area to learn about a variety of career options outside of academia in the US, and in particular how international scholars can successfully pursue these options. They will hear stories about transitioning into a career outside of academia, and the additional factors to consider in the application and interview process regarding possibilities for visa sponsorship or for getting a greencard.  

The moderated panel discussion will be followed by a networking session using Zoom breakout rooms so that the students, postdocs, and panelists can meet in smaller groups and have discussions. We will set up each panelist in their own breakout room, and students/postdocs will move from room to room based on their interests.  

This event is hosted by INet NYC and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Office of Career and Professional Development Office. While this event has a focus on opportunities for international researchers, the event is open to everyone, and ALL student and postdoc researchers are welcome to attend.  

 

16TH ANNUAL NIH CAREER SYMPOSIUM- Virtual

May 8-10, 2023 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Over 250 speakers for you to network with professionals in a variety of jobs—which should help you identify your career of interest and the steps to be a competitive candidate. NOTE: What is said in these rooms will NOT be recorded.

We will also have a workshop on Why Career Choices are so Hard on Tuesday afternoon, and a workshop on Wednesday on Current Hiring Trends. Wednesday will also have a session just for Visiting Fellows to address their unique career needs, a session on Career Transitions (i.e., can you really go from industry back to academics?), data todebunk myths around faculty positions (i.e., do you really need to have a K99?), and a session on Building you careers by bringing your whole self to the process. Click here to register.

Mon-MAY-8 – Research-intensive Careers (faculty, industry, non-faculty)

  • 11:00 am – 11:50 am Introduction to Careers in Research (all Sectors) (will be recorded)
  • 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm Applying to and negotiating for academic faculty positions
  • 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Becoming a faculty member: Transitioning into your new role and setting up a research group
  • 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm Industry Research Careers (Session 1)
  • 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm Industry Research Careers (Session 2)
  • 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm Three Options: Research (Non-faculty), Public Health, & Clinician Careers

Tues-MAY-9 – Broadening Career Options

  • 11:00 am – 11:50 am Introduction to Careers in Industry (non-research), Policy, Communication, Government, and Education (will be recorded)
  • 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm Science Administration in Government, Academic, and Non-Profit settings
  • 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Science Policy  
  • 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm Science Communication and Education
  • 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm Industry, Business of Science
  • 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm Why Career Choices are so Hard: a practical guide for navigating the career process (will be recorded)

Wed-MAY-10 - 

  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am Visiting Fellows: Navigating careers in the US and internationally
  • 10:30 am – 11:20 am Hiring Trends and Making a Career Plan (will be recorded)
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Navigating Career Transitions - addressing: am I/will I get stuck?
  • 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Myths and facts about getting an academic faculty position (will be recorded)
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Building Career Community Through Shared Identities
  • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Research Training Opportunities at NIH (Intramural) (will be recorded)

 

AI and Biology: Artificial Intelligence Summer Program by Stanford Graduates
The AI and Biology Innovators Fellowship in Machine Learning equips students with state-of-the-art machine learning techniques like Unsupervised Learning, Natural Language Processing, Convolutional Neural Networks, and more. Leveraging these new tools, students build out a professional portfolio with capstone projects such as pandemic spread prediction and disease diagnosis that draw on their unique interest and domain expertise. Please find more information about relevant projects here and apply here. Feel free to contact program coordinator Jared at programs@inspiritinnovator.com with any questions.

 

 

April 2023

Training for grad students and postdocs interested in Life Science Consulting by Guidehouse

Guidehouse is launching a new program for late-stage advanced degree candidates (PhD, PharmD, MD) and postdocs who are interested in life sciences consulting. It is a three-day training/case study event, and if they are selected and attend the event they will also be advanced to final-round interviews for a full-time life sciences consulting position. You must be able to attend the 3-day in-person event in July which is in Chicago. For someone who is seriously interested in consulting, this could be a great opportunity. More information and the application can be found here or by contacting iJOBS alum Erika Aguas eaguas@guidehouse.com.

Process Development in Biotech: Learn From the After-R&D Scientists

Your scientific expertise is highly sought for more than just developing a therapy in industry. There are roles in-between the discovery of a therapy and getting it to the patients who need it. Process development is an exciting opportunity to consider, but what is this job actually like? We have gathered a panel to tell you all about it!Whether you are just starting to explore roles in Biotech and BioPharma or whether you are working in the industry but considering a role change, this event will answer your questions. Join us to hear from industry insiders all about this exciting field.
Sign up and come with questions for our panelists on April 27th at 5pm ET here.

Rutgers Innovation Ventures Upcoming Events (see links below and attached flyers)

  1. April 18th 4pm-5pm, Innovating Together with the University City Science Center, hosted by NE I-Corps Hub
  2. Novus I-Corps@Rutgers University (Event on May 17th, 9am - 1:00pm: Register by May 10th)
  3. Propelus I-Corps flyer, Cohort 9 (Cohort dates: June 5, 7, 14, 28, Apply by May 15th)

 

Early Bird Registration Open! 2023 SAPA Scientific Symposium: The Power of AI, Data Science and Cutting-edge Technologies in Pharmaceutical Industry will be held offline on May 6th

Event date: May 6th 2023, 9:00 am 5:00 pm EDT 

Event location: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 675 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ 08854

SAPA cordially invites you to participate in the annual scientific symposium. The symposium, themed "The Power of AI, Data Science and Cutting-edge Technologies in Pharmaceutical Industry", will be held on May 6th at Rutgers University. Experts and scholars from industry, academia, and regulatory agency (FDA) will be invited to explore the development trends of AI, data science, and cutting-edge technologies in drug development and the future biopharmaceutical field. We are also honored to announce the confirmed speakers such as Global Biometrics & Data Sciences SVP Venkat Sethuraman from BMS and Executive Director Head of Development Innovation Henry Wei from Regeneron. In addition, we will hold a Data Science Bootcamp event to provide practical learning opportunities for colleagues who are interested in applying data science in the biopharmaceutical field. By the end of this immersive boot camp, you will master the art of R Shiny app development, empowering you to design, build, and deploy customized data visualization tools tailored to your specific needs – elevating your data analysis capabilities to new heights!

Event website is here

Register by clicking here

Biotechnology Club meeting

Join the Biotechnology Club on Wednesday, April 19 @12PM. They will discuss strategies for updating your LinkedIn to impress recruiters. See attached flyer for details.

March 2023

Applications for Phase 2 of iJOBS for 2023-24 are now open!

The career panels, site visits and workshops that constitute Phase 1 continue all year and we hope you will participate in them actively.  If you are also interested in getting more involved in iJOBS we have opened this cycle of Phase 2 applications for grad students, postdocs, and alumni of Rutgers, Princeton, Stevens, Rowan and NJIT.  

Phase 2 benefits: 

1) you will have an opportunity to shadow a professional in your career of interest for about 2 days a month over a semester. You tell us what career you want to pursue and we will find someone who is appropriate and match you to a shadow host. 

2) you will have an opportunity to take a class in the other semester that you are not doing the shadowing.  The class you select will help you prepare for your career of interest that you can select based on your interest (e.g. practical aspects of clinical trial design, project management, principles of finance and accounting)

3) you will get assigned a mentor to work on an individual development plan (IDP) with. This mentor is different from your shadow host and will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and come up with a plan to prepare for your career.

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 2023 to apply.  Postdocs and alumni may apply at any stage.

Applications are due by May 1 and admissions decisions will be made by June 5. All accepted trainees will meet individual with the program directors to discuss their personalized plan for Phase 2 in terms of shadowing, course, and mentor.  Phase 2 for 2023 will start in September.  Phase 2 applications only open once a year.  Please see the attached application and FAQ.

Postdoc positions in Barcelona, Spain

See flyers attached for several opportunities to do a postdoc in Spain and learn cutting edge techniques.

SAPA Career Development Workshop: Career Growth in Turbulent Times

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

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

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

See attached brochure for all speakers and details. 

Register by clicking here

Catalyzing Gender Equity at Schrodinger: Early Careers in Computational Sciences

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

Internships at the Department of Health

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

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

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

Date:13th April 2023.

Time: 9.30 am – 12 pm (EST).

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

Register by clicking here

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

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

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

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

Internship as Field Service Engineer at Zeiss 

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

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

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

Beyond OPT: Visas After Graduation (International Students)

Academic Building, Room 2400 

Wednesday, March 22nd - 5 to 6:30 pm

Registration link here

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

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

Professional Self Advocacy

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

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

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

Students can learn more and register here

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

Preparing your Teaching Statement and Developing Teaching Portfolios

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

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

Register to receive the Zoom link.

 Developing a Diversity Statement for Academic Employment

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

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

Register to receive the Zoom link.

Careers with Life Sciences Team at EY-Parthenon

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

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

The workshop and role is open to the following candidates:

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

A program overview and application details can be found in the attached flyer. Specific questions about EMBARK can be directed to Elizabeth Stermer (elizabeth.stermer@parthenon.ey.com).

February 2023

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

Job as Postdoctoral Fellow at Regeneron

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

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

Register

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

In this "How to" workshop, we will examine how to use LinkedIn effectively for your career.  We will explore creating your profile, getting introduced to others, and finding connections.

Science Policy Career Panel by SPAR

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

 

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

Jobs as Medical Science Liaisons

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

NJEDA Innovation Fellowship Program 

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

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

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

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

Position Responsibilities include but not limited to the following: 

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

·      Perform method evaluation, method optimization and method validation. 

Qualifications/experience: 

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

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

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

Experience with GMP testing and notebook review. 

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

Competencies: 

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

Ability to adapt to change.

Excellent organization to multi-tasks.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

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

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

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

REGISTER

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

Who Should Attend

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

Benefits

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

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

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

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

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

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

Objectives:

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

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

To register for free, click here

Info session on Patent Law by Morgan Lewis

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

Feb 23, 2023 from 12-1pm ET

For more information and to register, click here

 

Jobs in the Biopharma Industry in NJ

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

Job as Equity Research Analyst BioPharma at Barclays

As a Barclays Equity Research Analyst – BioPharmaceuticals, you will be accountable for analyzing industry macro trends and company financials under the direction of the BioPharmaceuticals Senior Analyst. You will enjoy a diverse range of work and expand your experience as you prepare research reports that vary in size and scope. With the experience and depth of resources, Global Equity Research is dedicated to providing insightful analysis of global stock markets and companies.

What will you be doing?

•    Building and maintaining financial models and industry databases for evaluating companies and market segments
•    Reviewing business and trade publications, annual reports, financial filings and other sources in order to gather, synthesize and     interpret data on companies followed by team
•    Researching, analyzing and forecasting the impact of technology as well as varying corporate strategies 
•    Writing research reports varying from quick briefs on earnings results or strategic events to more in-depth, original thought pieces 
•    Communicating recommendations to sales, trading, management teams, institutional investor clients and other important stakeholders
•    Developing marketing materials for clients and attend industry conferences where appropriate

What we’re looking for:

•    Bachelor’s degree is required. MBA/ CFA is preferred and PhD or MD is a plus
•    Relevant experience in investment banking or corporate strategy experience in Healthcare is required
•    Knowledge of equity research content and solid experience with stakeholder management skills
•    Fantastic verbal and written communicator who enjoys collaborating with others with exemplary interpersonal skills

Skills that will help you in the role:

•    This role requires FINRA licensing:  SIE, S63, S86, S87, however, if you are not registered, we will offer sponsorship that will allow you to achieve this 
•    Your analytical and problem-solving skills and a resourceful, entrepreneurial spirit will help you work effectively in our team environment 
•    You will have demonstrated ability to multi-task in a time sensitive environment whilst maintaining a high level of attention to detail 
•    Solid financial experience including financial modeling, financial statement analysis and working with large data sets will help you excel in this role 

Location: You will be working at our Americas Headquarters at 745 Seventh Avenue with hybrid options available.  For more information and to apply, click here.  For referrals, contact Rutgers alum Jillian Nguyen jillian.nguyen@gmail.com

Virtual Career and Research Summit hosted by ABRCMS

Identifying areas of opportunity and adopting strategies to meet the needs of the current landscape in STEM requires maintaining a diligent focus on current research and viable pathways. The ABRCMS365: Career & Research Summit is a new 2-day virtual experience that combines:

  • Career Panels: Conversations with current STEM professionals about their jobs and career paths.
  • Scientific Lightning Talks: STEM Graduate student presentations on their latest research and breakthroughs. 

The event will provide an opportunity for attendees to grow their knowledge of the current state of STEM careers & research and how scientists from a variety of backgrounds have navigated challenges and opportunities. Free to all who attend, this summit is for anyone interested in keeping up with current STEM research and careers while supporting graduate student scientists from underrepresented backgrounds in their pursuits. March 1 from 3-6pm and March 3 from 3-6pm. Register today! ABRCMS365: Career & Research Summit

Job as Scientist III/IV

A recruiter working for a major pharma company is looking to fill this contract position as a Scientist III/IV
Work Address: 631 US Highway 1, 08902-3390, North Brunswick, NJ
Duration: 12 Months. Hours per Week: 40.0

Develop and apply assays for the determination of drug and metabolites in complex biological or environmental matrices. This may include but not limited to biologics and small molecule drug analysis for pharmacokinetic, metabolism, human food safety, efficacy and safety studies to support the development of new products and the maintenance of existing products.
Plans and carries out laboratory tasks and studies as part of larger or more complex research projects, applying sound basic skills including the good laboratory practices, data recording, analysis, evaluation and interpretation of experimental data.
Maintain current analytical knowledge of chemical and biological techniques as a bench scientist
Capable of performing ELISA; MSD and complex instruments (HPLC, LC/MS/MS).
Qualifications: BS or MS from an accredited institution with one-plus (1+) years of experience in a related scientific discipline or PhD from an accredited institution.

To apply, send resume to iJOBS alum Rob Assini rassini0304@gmail.com and write "Job Opportunity" or "iJOBS" in the subject line

Internship at Novartis in Regulatory Writing for Graduate Students 

The intern candidate will join the Regulatory Writing and Submissions group and work closely with Regulatory Writers and a cross-functional clinical development team to write and review clinical and/or safety documents such as Clinical Study Reports (CSRs) and/or clinical submission documents (clinical overviews, summaries of clinical efficacy and safety, summaries of clinical pharmacology and biopharmaceutics). The ideal candidate should be a highly-motivated, detail-oriented team player with a strong scientific background.

This internship will be hybrid (in-person 3 days/week).

Responsibilities:

• Work closely with a senior Regulatory Writer to author and review high quality clinical and/or safety documents for submission to regulatory authorities

• Communicate effectively with the Clinical Trial Team and/or Submission Team

• Actively participate in planning of data analyses and presentation used in Clinical Study Reports and other clinical and/or safety documents

• Identify opportunities for process improvement within Regulatory Writing and Submissions

Minimum Requirements:

• Candidates must be currently enrolled in a US accredited degree-granting college or university pursuing a graduate degree.

• Scientific knowledge

• Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentations)

• Understanding of biostatistics principles

• Ability to perform in a matrix environment

• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks

Location: East Hanover, NJ; On-Site/Hybrid

The job ID is 171813760343. To apply, click here and contact Rutgers alum Mary Lynn Mercado mary_lynn.mercado@novartis.com

Job at Scientist (LC/MS) at BioAgilytix in Durham, NC

At BioAgilytix, we are passionate about premier science and the impact it has on our world. Our team of highly experienced scientists and professionals deliver tailored services for supporting new medicine breakthroughs with best-in-class bioanalytical services. We are tirelessly committed to our customers by being solution-oriented and deadline-driven. . . and we are growing. Our culture is fast-paced, fun and never boring. Because we work across numerous clients and drug modalities, your career can develop rapidly. You’ll gain experience with a variety of challenges all while you enable life-changing, life-saving therapeutics to the patients who need them. We are looking for candidates who get energized by working with the newest bioanalytical technologies to solve complex challenges. The best candidates are curious and continuous learners, who have experience in a highly regulated environment, where data integrity is expected and honored. You’ll enjoy and crave collaboration with a network of expert scientists, all while welcoming the opportunity to manage multiple projects, sponsors and project timelines. If you are adaptable and able to inspire the best results, then you’ll be right at home here at BioAgilytix.

  • Lead the assay development, validation, and sample analysis of biologics, proteins, peptides, ADCs, and/or biomarkers, using various techniques including chromatographic and mass spectrometric assays (LC/MS) for support of preclinical, clinical and product release studies. Experience in mass spectrometry for bioanalysis is required.
  • Plan and direct experimental design for junior staff
  • Drive bioanalytical projects to align with client timelines
  • Frequent communication with clients to discuss technical details and provide project updates.
  • Author documents (methods, SOPs, reports)
  • Statistical analysis of bioanalytical data
  • Review of documentation
  • Experience with development, validation and execution of chromatographic and mass spectrometric assays (LC/MS), and/or ability to perform most tasks associated with custom research planning and bench work
  • A knack for designing efficient and impactful experiments
  • Experience working in a regulated environment, with a thorough understating of GDP, GLP, GCLP, GCP
  • Independence, enthusiasm, openness, and adaptability
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills
  • The ability to inspire others to do their best work and drive results
  • Excellent customer service skills (internal and external)
  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biotechnology, biochemistry, or related field with between 6-12 years' experience in a scientific laboratory environment; or MS or PhD with equivalent experience
  • A thorough knowledge of regulatory guidance and industry best practices for LC/MS, and other large molecule assays
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing chromatographic and mass spectrometric assays including LC/MS and LC/MS/MS for bioanalytical studies by extracting analytes of interest from complex biological matrices using protein precipitation, liquid-liquid, solid phase, immunoprecipitation or other extraction technique
  • Advanced capabilities in data analysis, data visualization statistical analysis
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Sciex OS/Analyst, MassLynx, XCalibur, Chromeleon, Watson LIMS, JMP, Graphpad Prism
  • GDP, GLP, GCLP, GCP

To apply, click here Req #230. For more information you can contact iJOBS alum Manju Mummadisetti marinesciencesmanju@gmail.com

Job as Associate Scientist at Synbio Technologies

Synbio Technologies is looking for an Associate Scientist to join the production team, which focuses on developing and commercializing gene synthesis and sequencing platforms. This Associate Scientist will collaborate with the Business Development, Project Management, and Marketing team to deliver research projects and launch new products.

The successful candidate will be a passionate and self-motivated scientist with strong academic background. She or he will be responsible for supporting the growth of the production team under the supervision of the team leader.

  • Operate biological experiments independently.
  • Perform routine maintenance of lab equipment.
  • Follow and develop Standard Operating Protocol.
  • Maintain research notes in a good manner.
  • Attend laboratory safety related trainings.
  • Organize samples according to the instructions.
  • Report to and communicate with the supervisor and other team

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or above degree in biology-related majors.
  • 1+ years of work experience in biology laboratory. Industry experience is preferred.
  • Independent hands-on experience with molecular biological experiments, e.g. agarose gel electrophoresis, PCR, bacteria culture, DNA/RNA isolation, etc.
  • Good communication, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Ability to learn new techniques and equipment operation quickly.
  • Ability to think critically and scientifically.

For more information and to apply, click here. You can also contact iJOBS alum Cuiping Zhao cuipingzhao22@gmail.com

Mastering the Professional Within Career Conference & Networking Event (Doctoral & Masters Students)
Monday, February 27, 2023, 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Cost: $10
Livingston Hall - Livingston Student Center
This event is intended for master's and doctoral students, but all disciplines are welcome. Whether you are in the first year of your master's program, getting acclimated to academia again, or at the culmination of your Ph.D. program and amid a job search, understanding who you are as a professional and being able to communicate this to others is paramount. Join us for an experience that empowers you to explore and foster your inner self, understand and develop your professional presence, and overcome your networking fears. The conference will include employers, alums, and academic stakeholders who will provide tips and guidance during an interactive networking hour

Registration: Now-2/20/23 http://careers.rutgers.edu/conference

Audience/Eligibility: Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark Graduate and Masters Students (However, the event is open to all disciplines.)

Key Highlights:

  • Attendance earns students four #RutgersWorks Free Tuition Challenge stamps. That's four out of the ten that are needed to be entered to win free tuition.
  • Dress attire for this event is business casual.
  • There is a discounted fee of $10 per student. This event is open to Rutgers-Newark and Rutgers-Camden too!
  • Attendees receive a free LinkedIn headshot and portfolio.
  • Interactive networking hour.
  • Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity—seats are limited!

See attached flyer

Rutgers Biotechnology Club

Please join the Biotechnology Club for the first meeting of the Spring 2023 semester! Meet the Eboard and learn more about our plans for the semester. We have case studies and networking events planned so you can learn more about industry-related positions. Pizza will be served! Please fill out this Google Form so we know how much to order. Date: February 8, 2023, Time: 12-12:45PM, Location: Newark Campus, GSA Lounge. Note: If you are from the New Brunswick campus, we will send you a Zoom link the day of the event. biotech.rutgersgsbs@gmail.com 

NIH Career Planning for Scientists
Feb 06, 2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (ET) via zoom

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.

Nucleate NY Upcoming Events

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Biotech - 2/21/2023, 6 PM ET, In-person at IndieBio, RSVP Here.

Insights Initiative #1 Journey from PhD to CEO: Rayees Rayman -2/28/2023, 5:30-6:30 PM ET, virtual, Sign Up Here.

New York Activator Final Pitch - 5/19/2023, 1-6 PM ET, In-person at Apella by Alexandria. Save the date!

See attached flyer for more details. 

Career Exploration and Success Spring Career and Internship MegaFair

The Spring Career & Internship Mega Fair returns to campus on February 16 and 17 from 11 am to 4 pm at Jersey Mike's Arena on Livingston Campus. This event is coordinated by the Office of Career Exploration and Success (CES) and is open to all students and alums from all four Rutgers campuses.   With over 300 employment organizations registered to attend, this has become the largest recruiting event of the year. Candidates are encouraged to participate on both days—as Thursday and Friday offer different employers. We have developed many opportunities for all students, regardless of career interests, degree levels, or citizenship.  View the complete list of participating employers via the Rutgers Handshake platform.  Based on the employer-submitted registration information, you can expect the following: 

  • 68 employers state a willingness to sponsor work visas  
  • 141 hiring alumni  
  • 187 recruiting master's and doctoral students  
  • 96 with opportunities for first-year and sophomore students  
  • 147 seeking both technical and non-technical candidates  
  • 56 representing non-profits and government agencies  
  • Tens of thousands of reported openings nationwide (13,000+ full-time; 94,000+ internship, and 48,000+ part-time) this season 

Fair Preparation: Employers are recruiting from many universities. Rutgers students can increase their opportunities by connecting with CES and the broader career services community to prepare for the fair. Students who utilize these resources and attend specialized programs can earn a #MegaFastPass, which grants early access (10:30 am) to the event and the ability to bypass potentially long lines to enter the venue.  

Jobs listed on BioNJ Jobs Board

To see jobs openings in the biopharma space in New Jersey/New York area, click here

 

January 2023

Jobs at Ambit Consulting

Ambit Consulting Services is a consulting firm focused on the future of biopharma. Lets by entrepreneurs with decades of industry experience, they focus on helping clients navigate the changing pharma landscape by using cutting-edge approaches to pharmaceutical strategy with a focus on rare diseases.  They are actively looking for PhD level hires to work as consultants.  Consulting is a great way to stay conneted to the science and help many drugs get to market.

 

Eagleton Science and Politics Fellow Info Session and Panel

Join the current and past Science Fellows as they share their experiences as science advisors in New Jersey state government. The conversation will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Reflections on transition from lab to government
  • Advice on growth and success in their new roles
  • How to prepare a successful application
  • Summer Training experience
  • Stipends, benefits, professional development
  • Career paths after the fellowship

The Fellows will also take questions from the audience. Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 12pm via Zoom. Learn more and join.

Virtual Biopharma Career Fair by National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing

Our Virtual Biopharma Career Fair will take place on February 7, 2023. The candidate booking window is now open. This virtual event is a fantastic opportunity for job and internship seekers to connect with biopharma and biotechnology companies including Merck & Co., Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, and more. 
Spread the word! Share the Virtual Internship, Co-op, and Early Talent Career Fair  .Download the flyer. To register, click here.

Healthcare Business Association Networking Event

Interested in getting to know more about the HBA and meeting some of our members? Join HBA members, leaders, and others committed to gender parity in an informal setting to learn more about HBA happenings locally and globally. These gatherings have a reputation for forming long-lasting friendships with women in all areas of healthcare, and give you a sense of what membership in the HBA is all about. Thur Feb 9 from 5:30-7:30pm at Rutgers inn. To learn more and register, click here.

American Women in Science Virtual Career Fair

Be more than just another resume and engage with top companies looking for STEM professionals at the AWIS Virtual Career Fair on March 15! Speak directly with recruiters through private, one-on-one text, audio, or video chats. Whether you are a recent graduate or in the late stages of your career, this event is for you! To learn more and register, click here

Academic Laboratory Management and Leadership Symposium

The Academic Laboratory Management & Leadership Symposium (ALMLS), is a course is organized by postdoc career development administrators from The Torrey Pines Training Consortium (TPTC), which members include Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), Scripps Research  and UC San Diego. The ALMLS course is based on the acclaimed Burroughs Wellcome Fund/Howard Hughes Medical Institute course in scientific management and similar intensive programs developed across the country. The course is designed to equip postdocs and junior faculty in the biomedical, physical and life sciences with the professional competencies to lead innovative and productive research programs. However, graduate students and research staff may also find this training informative and may attend. The 2023 ALMLS is being held virtual via zoom across 4 days in March 2023. The full schedule of workshops can be found on the ALMLS webpage and is also included on the attached flyer.  Registration for the course is currently open and discount registration is available through February 3rd

Internship at Nevakar Injectables in NJ

Nevakar is a creating injectables for patients to meet unmet needs. Their proprietary NuPharming approach allows them to develop product that create higher value than generics and lower risk than big pharma.  They are offering paid internship/co-op opportunities for (MS/Ph.D.) students, in the Pharmaceutical R&D lab located in Bridgwater NJ. Individual will be assisting research activities in the lab, for a minimum of two days in a week. Send your cv to hr@nevakar.com.

Jobs as Scientist at BioAgilytix 

BioAgilytix combines state of the art technology and deep regulatory knowledge to provide high-quality immunoassay support to its clients. They are current hiring two scientists and two analysts with experience in LC-MS and  LC-MS/MS for analysis of biologics and large molecules. This role is great for PhD  with 0-2 years of industry experience, or MS with 2-4 years of experience. Location: Research triangle park , NC. Send your resumes to iJOBS alum Manju Mummadisetti manjula.mummadisetti@bioagilytix.com

Jobs postings in biopharma industry in NJ

Click here to see the BioNJ jobs board for recent job announcements

Science Policy 101: Opportunities in Policy for Scientists

Interested in exploring opportunities and careers outside of academic research? Join SPAR next Thursday (Jan 26) for our meeting that focuses on opportunities in science policy! We will provide a brief intro to science policy and then cover policy trainings, internships, fellowships, and more that are available for scientists during graduate school and after graduation. And food will be provided!

When: Thursday, January 26 from 5:30-6:30PM

Where: Alampi room, Marine and Coastal Sciences Building (71 Dudley Road), Cook Campus

RSVP here

Reasons to consider a career in biosafety plus ways to enter the profession

Are you looking for a career in science that does not involve active bench research? Biosafety professionals, and safety professionals in general, support research, teaching and operations in many ways. Come to this discussion to learn about the profession of biorisk management, and ways to enter the program. The Director of the Division of Occupational Health and Safety Dr. Jessica McCormick-Ell will present on this topic, as well as the fellowship program at the NIH focused on training in this discipline.

Wednesday Feb 1 at 1pm

Click here for Zoom.

Mastering the Professional Within: Career Conference & Networking Hour 
Date: Monday, February 27th
Time: 4-8.30pm 

Sponsored by Rutgers Career Exploration and Success

Description: A career conference aimed at helping graduate (masters and doctoral) students understand who they are as a professional and how they can communicate this to others to optimize opportunities. Whether they are in the first year of their masters program, getting acclimated to academia again, or at the culmination of their PhD program, or in the midst of a job search, this event promises to be an experience that empowers them to explore and foster their inner self, understand and develop their professional presence, and overcome networking fears. 

Students will be joined by employers and academic stakeholders who will provide tips and guidance during an interactive networking hour. Employers will be at tables, and students will rotate every 8-10 minutes. Students will be encouraged to ask networking questions related to opportunities at organizations, job/internship search, networking best practices, and more. Employers will be provided ahead of time with example questions students will receive at the conference.

Preparing your Teaching Statement and Developing Teaching Portfolios for Academic Jobs

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

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

Register to receive the Zoom link. 

 Developing a Diversity Statement for Academic Employment

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

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

Register to receive the Zoom link.

Diversity and Inclusion in Clinical Trial Site Identification (Part II)

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 the final session of our three-part Clinical Research Management Collaborative Training Series entitled, "Diversity and Inclusion in Site Identification (Part II)". This virtual event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, January 25th from 5-6:30pm.  All interested are invited to attend!  Register here 

Job as Career Advisor and Scientific Skills Coach at the NIH

The NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) has an immediate need for a full-time Career Advisor and Scientific Skills Coach. There is the potential for long-term employment and the position can begin as soon as possible. The incumbent will be asked to complete the following tasks:

  • Provide advice to NIH intramural fellows about MD, MD/PhD, graduate and other health professions applications
  • Prepare and hold individual and group mock interview sessions for MD, MD/PhD, graduate and other health professions programs
  • Participate in Personal Statement for Medical and Graduate School Preparation sessions and Review
  • Participate in postbac MCAT training
  • Provide academic guidance to NIH intramural fellows to aid in their successful completion of graduate-level coursework, qualifying exams, PhD defenses, and other academic milestones; suggest study plans; review content; plan and manage practice exam panels; provide academic coaching.
  • Work with NIH intramural fellows on the process of writing various forms of scientific content, including, but not limited to, research proposals, dissertations, manuscripts, and abstracts.
  • Coach NIH intramural fellows preparing for upcoming scientific presentations, including, but not limited to, group and department meetings, the monthly Postbac Seminar Series, scientific conferences, and dissertation defense presentations.
  • Provide educational support for OITE Summer and Scholar Programs Provide advice to NIH intramural fellows about MD, MD/PhD, graduate and other health professions applications
  • Assist the NIH Career Symposium for logistics and execution of the event.
  • Work on the leadership team for major events in the OITE such as Postbac Poster Day, Graduate Research Symposium, and more. 

We are looking for someone with an interest in supporting the educational needs of NIH Trainees, coupled with:

  • Ph.D. in a scientific discipline relevant to biomedical research.
  • Minimum of one (1) years of related experience.
  • Training in teaching and/or mentoring
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver scientific presentations and write original research manuscripts.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data.
  • Knowledge of the organizational structure, goals, and operations of NIH intramural training programs.
  • Experience teaching and coaching young scientists in scientific communication, both oral and written
  • Experience creating and delivering educational curricula
  • First-hand knowledge of the graduate and/or medical school application process
  • Program management or administrative experience, particularly in an academic or government setting.
  • Experience in creating training resources for young scientists.
  • Familiarity with software used to facilitate training.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and pay close attention to detail.  

Please submit a resume, a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and a writing sample (appropriate for the OITE careers blog) in a single PDF to Elena Hernandez Ramon at Elena.Hernandez-Ramon@nih.gov; we regret that we are unable to field phone calls inquiring about the position.  Applications are due January 27, 2023

Volunteers needed: Teaching Assistants for Multi-Day iJOBS Workshop in Genomics at Rutgers

We are looking for a few assistants for the Data Carpentry Workshop which will be offered on March 13 and 14 from 9am-5pm. This will be in person in Piscataway.  The focuses of this workshop will be working with genomics data, and data management & analysis for genomics research. They will cover metadata organization in spreadsheets, data organization, connecting to and using cloud computing, the command line for sequence quality control and bioinformatics workflows. The workshop will be taught by experts but the assistants will help trainees who need help during the workshop.  This is a great way to gain teaching experience. If you have this knowledge and are interested in helping the instructors of this class, please contact Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Oday Abushalbaq who has a job at Alltrna in Boston as a scientist. 

Job as Organic/ Medicinal Chemist (PhD) at Innovative Molecules, LLC

Innovative Molecules LLC is a start-up biotechnology company based within the New Jersey BioScience Incubator at North Brunswick. We are focused on the discovery and development of novel small molecule medicines for the treatment of cancer, metabolic-, and inflammatory-diseases, all areas with significant unmet medical need. Innovative Molecules is combining the power of established pharmacotherapeutic or metabolic activity inherent to many natural or proven compounds with an innovative approach toward improving kinetic, affinity and efficacy parameters through the use of clever use of organic chemistry skill and tools. Our approach improves timelines and reduces development risk associated with our research programs. With multiple research programs and developing partnerships, Innovative Molecules is seeking a versatile and creative PhD chemist to join the founding team. 

We are seeking a candidate to co-apply for the New Jersey Innovation & Research Fellowship Program; filing deadline is January 23, 2023. Please submit your short application with detailed CV by January 16 at the latest. Following grant of this research position, you will play a key role in discovering and advancing compounds for the treatment of major human diseases. Your job will be to design, create and advance our lead compounds further pre-clinical evaluation and validation. You should have a passion for medicinal chemistry and a willingness to innovate, and should enjoy and excel at making molecules using modern methods of organic synthesis. Innovative Molecules has the benefit of a seasoned biotech founding leadership and advisor team, with whom you will be working closely and which will maximize your learning opportunity. 

Primary responsibilities: 

  • Collaboratively set chemistry objectives to advance drug discovery programs 
  • Compound synthetic pathway design, compound synthesis, and generation of molecular iterations 
  • Research planning and experimental design to meet ambitious timelines 
  • Scale-up and process optimization for promising compounds 
  • Presentation of research results at team meetings, and communication with external advisors 
  • Collaborate with management and IP counsel in preparation of patent filings and prosecution 

Required experience and skills: 

  • Either recent graduate degree (2022) in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry (PhD) or planning to graduate during the first/second quarter of 2023. 
  • Hands-on organic/medicinal chemistry synthesis laboratory experience is a key qualifying factor for this position. 
  • The grant publication requires US citizenship, legal permanent residency or immigrant visa with completed I-485 application. NJ residents or graduates from NJ institutions are preferred 
  • Advanced experimental skills and passion for working at the bench synthesizing target compounds 
  • Solid analytical skills and experience in compound characterization/identification 
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to multitask, be well-organized and manage multiple parallel projects, sensitive to deadlines 
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team 
  • Candidates must be able to work independently and productively, on a full-time basis 
  • High degree of scientific intuition and a zest for discovery! 

Innovative Molecules offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience, and benefits. This position is located at North Brunswick, New Jersey, and the Company is an equal opportunity employer. 

Please send inquiries and applications (incl. CV) to Roelof Rongen: roelof@innovative-molecules.com

The Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship Program

The Eagleton Science and Politics Program welcomes applications from doctoral-level scientists, engineers, and healthcare professionals at all stages of their careers for its fifth cohort of Eagleton Science Fellows. Science Fellows are placed in New Jersey state legislative and executive offices as full-time in-house science advisors and work directly alongside decision-makers on the formation and implementation of the state's policies. Watch this video to learn more about the Fellowship experience. The Fellowship starts in July 2023 and offers a full salary with health, dental and vision benefits. For more information about the application, visit our website and FAQs or contact the program director, Anna Dulencin at anna.dulencin@ealgeton.rutgers.eduLearn more and apply. See attached flyer for more information. 

Career Planing for Rutgers Postdocs (on behalf of Dr. Itzamarie Chevere-Torres)

The Office of Postdoctoral Advancement invites all postdocs from all disciplines to apply for its Proactive, Reflexion, Empowered, Planning (PREP) career program.  This 4-week program is open to all postdocs in the STEM, Biomed, Humanities, and Social Sciences fields who:

  • need clarity in formulating the next steps for a career plan or finding a career path or fit
  • need guidance on how to stand out from the competition and take the next steps in their career journey
  • need to better manage and maximize their training and career
  • are ready for a career transition but struggle to find and communicate what their unique contribution and professional value are

Postdocs accepted into the program agree to take four assessments and attend all four sessions on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus/Piscataway Area during March. Read more about the PREP Career Program hereand learn about the application process. Application closes on January 26 and selected participants will be notified during the week of February 6.

 

December 2022

You can read the blog by Sonal Gahlawat about the iJOBS Career panel on Project Management

Patent Agent/Patent Scientist at Servilla Whitney LLC

Servilla Whitney LLC is a law firm in Iselin, NJ seeking CHemE, BME, and other PhD candidates and post-docs interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property. The ideal candidate is a registered patent agent or a motivated candidate willing to take the USPTO registration exam to prepare and prosecute patent applications.

Our clients include leading technology companies working in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, semiconductors and specialty materials.  Our work environment is casual, and our employees enjoy an excellent work/life balance.  We offer excellent benefits and flexible working hours, including a hybrid work schedule.  This is an excellent opportunity for growth in a small and growing firm.  Candidates with advanced degrees in life sciences are encouraged to apply, particularly those with degrees or research experience in recombinant protein development and manufacturing.

To apply and for more information, contact Scott Servilla sservilla@dsiplaw.com

Intellectual Property Internship at Servilla Whitney LLC

Servilla Whitney LLC is a law firm in Iselin, NJ seeking CHemE, BME, and other PhD candidates other post-docs interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property.  Our firm will provide interns with a behind-the-scenes look into the field of practicing patent law, including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. 

Our clients include leading technology companies working in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, semiconductors and specialty materials.  Candidates with advanced degrees in life sciences are encouraged to apply, particularly those with degrees or research experience in recombinant protein development and manufacturing.

To apply and for more information, contact Scott Servilla sservilla@dsiplaw.com

 Applications for RA Capital's 2023 TechAtlas Summer Internship are now open! Please visit our website for more information and to submit your application ahead of the deadline on January 31, 2023. 

 

Teaching Jobs at Phillips Academy Andover in Biology and Chemistry

We are interested in candidates who are enthusiastic about teaching all levels of natural science, from introductory to AP level and advanced laboratory research electives. We seek dynamic candidates who will be active participants in the academic, athletics/fitness, and residential programs at this boarding school. Master's or Ph.D. plus teaching experience preferred.

See flyer attached and contact Dr. Christine Marshall for more information cmarshall@andover.edu

 Congratulations Caroline Wood who is working as a Bioengineer I at Bristol Myers Squibb.  

Novus I-Corps Program & Propelus I-Corps Program Cohort 7. Applications now open

On January 13th from 9:00am - 1:00pm, we will host a Novus I-Corps Program co-sponsored by Rutgers Innovation Ventures and the Northeast I-Corps Hub (see Novus flyer attached). This 4-hour in-person program (30-min networking breakfast, 3-hour program, 30-min networking lunch) is designed as a training/workshop/networking event to help Rutgers scientists/researchers shift the mindset from the technical details of their research towards the people who would benefit from its commercialization. 

At the end of the program, we will connect the participants to the people they need to meet for next steps, whether they need to protect their innovation with an Invention Disclosure, apply for commercialization funding with HealthAdvance/TechAdvance, or apply to the regional I-Corps Propelus program.  See flyer attached.

Register on Eventbrite for Novus by January 9th, 2023 or you can also use this link.

The next Propelus I-Corps Cohort 7 will be starting February 14th with an application deadline of January 17th, 2023 (Propelus flyer attached).

Postdoc Positions at Genmab in NJ

Genmab is an international biotechnology company specializing in the creation and development of differentiated antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer.  Our proprietary product pipeline and next-generation antibody technologies are the result of our strong company culture and deep passion for innovation.  We are inspired by nature and the power of the immune system to transform cancer treatment. Our product pipeline consists of 23 products in clinical development, including 5 approved therapies incorporating Genmab innovation, as well as ~20 in-house and partnered preclinical programs. We are currently seeking motivated Postdoctoral Fellows to join our team, and further our scientific discoveries and treatments to impact cancer patients. As a leading international biotechnology company, we believe in the transformative power of science and technology. To this end, we have recently expanded our research laboratory space at our NJ site, focusing on utilizing proven and emerging technologies coupled with data science to conduct research addressing key questions in tumor-immune interactions, antibody biochemistry and patient response trajectories. We are seeking motivated Postdoctoral Fellows to join our Genmab team and further our scientific discoveries and treatments to impact patients with cancer. Postdoctoral fellows will:

• Gain in-depth robust 2-3 year experience including:

■ Publishable, research driven projects
■ Leadership development and capability-building experience combining cutting-edge research with industry experience
■ Coaching and mentoring across functions
■ Multiple career options after postdoctoral experience (industry or academia, including potential hire by Genmab). Postdoctoral Program Structure

• Up to 3 years of training in a program designed and run by Genmab leaders across functions
• Publishing and presenting at external conference attendance required
• Only 2-3 fellows selected each year to ensure the appropriate mentorship and individual attention
• Mentors: 4 layers of mentorship provided:

■ Postdoc advisory committee
■ Research Mentor
■ HR Career Mentor
■ Peer Mentor “Genmab Buddy”

Experience and required skills:

• Doctoral degree in Oncology, Data science or Pathology
• Superior scientific skills including critical and analytical thinking
• Demonstrated publication success as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications
• Ability to interact constructively with scientific peers
• Note: Occasional travel to our European sites in NL. 

We offer competitive benefits such as compensation ($95,000), comprehensive insurance plans, paid vacation, sick time, corporate holidays, and numerous corporate discounts. Application and Selection Process

• Candidates can apply for the program on the careers webpage. Contact Kimberly Bartra kiba@genmab.com for more information and to submit resume and cover letter.
• Starting January 1st, the links will be provided to apply online
• A full academic CV and letters of recommendation are required
• Applications received after May 1st may not be considered; please allow 4-6 weeks for review and interviews
• Targeted Start Date: Spring 2023 (flexible)

 

Jobs at Aucta Pharma

Aucta Pharmaceuticals is a new drug product development company. Aucta adopts a branded/generic hybrid model, generating both near term product revenue and mid/long term investment return, it aims to become a significant specialty pharma player in the U.S. and China marketplace integrating R&D, manufacture, and commercialization. We focus on improved dosage form for patients with a therapeutic focus in CNS, Ophthalmic and Inhalation areas. Aucta Pharma is hiring formulation scientists and analytical scientists. They also have internship positions.  
Associate Director of Product Development
Analytical Scientist
Formulation Scientist

Job as Medical Science Liaison
For this role as MSL, the person should live preferably in Texas, or willing to relocate there, and hold an advanced degree (PhD, MD, PharmD) .  She/he should have 5+ years of experience in biological sciences (preferably neuroscience), pharmacology or medicine.  Excellent analytical, communication, interpersonal skills are required.  Kindly have interested colleagues contact me.
Frank Perez who is a Rutgers alum, runs the recruiting service that is filling this position, He offers services that include resume preparation and mock interviews for colleagues seeking employment at Pharma companies in several divisions (medical affairs, clinical research, drug safety and business development). 
Frank M. Perez, PhDFounder and Talent Search Specialist, MSL Recruiters
941-685-1575 cell, frankmperez@mslrecruiters.com

Postdoc as Teacher-Scholar at Kenyon College, Ohio

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community, invites applications for a Teacher-Scholar Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the sciences, beginning July 2023. The program is for scholars who have recently completed their doctoral work and are at the postdoctoral level. We hope the experience of teaching, researching, and living for two years at Kenyon will encourage these Teacher-Scholars to consider a liberal arts college as a place to begin their careers as teachers and scholars. Fellowships will be awarded in: Biology, Neuroscience, Psychology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics as well as in interdisciplinary work that bridges departments (e.g., Biochemistry, Environmental Science).
A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant’s interest in a teaching/research career and eligibility for the fellowship; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a ~2-page statement of the applicant’s research and scholarship clearly indicating the field or discipline; 4) an unofficial graduate transcript; and 5) contact information for three professional references.
Review of applications will begin on January 9, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the January 9, 2023 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration. Please direct questions regarding the position or the application process to Hewlet G. McFarlane, Search Committee Chair (McFarlaneh@kenyon.edu).
For more information and to apply, click here 

Job postings in industry in NJ
To see recent jobs listed on the BioNJ Career Portal, Click here

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

August 2022

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Briana Stanfield who started a job as Scientist at PsychoGenics.

Job as Senior Editor at Wiley

At Wiley, we welcome 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 a Senior Editor to manage and grow journals in the Current Protocols portfolio. We seek an enthusiastic candidate with a Ph.D. and postdoctoral or equivalent experience, in molecular biology, plant molecular biology, or a related discipline. Familiarity with computational methods is a plus.

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 promotion.
  • Serve as developmental editor, performing in-depth review of protocol manuscripts for clarity, completeness, and presentation.
  • In collaboration with the Publisher and colleagues, 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 and editorial board meetings.

We are looking for people who:

  • Have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral or equivalent experience in the field of molecular biology, broadly, and an affinity for laboratory protocols
  • Can communicate effectively in discussion and in writing, and can engage confidently with internationally renowned editors and authors
  • Are highly self-motivated, achievement- and team-oriented with good time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Have excellent command of the English language
  • Demonstrate interest in the Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) journals publishing market. Knowledge of peer-review, scientific community, publishing trends, and competitors is highly desirable

To apply, click here and contact Dr. Ginny Chanda vchanda@wiley.com

Job as Association Director of Graduate Student Career Development

The Associate Director, Graduate Student Career Development position focuses on advising, guidance, and programming on all aspects of career planning and development of graduate students for careers inside and outside academe. Reporting to the Senior Associate Director for Graduate Student Career Development, the Associate Director serves as a key relationship builder with major stakeholders across campus. The person in this role has direct responsibility for creating and implementing engagement and outreach initiatives by collaborating with campus partners to capture and respond to evolving graduate student career interests and needs. This position also involves collaborating broadly within the Career Development team. The Associate Director advises graduate students according to our student-centered career advising philosophy that aligns with our office’s model focused on self-exploration and lifelong career management. This holistic model involves both one-on-one career advising and an educational/curricular framework. In addition to providing one-on-one advising for graduate students, the person in this role designs and facilitates career education and skill-building programs for graduate students and contributes to the development and maintenance of our office career resources for graduate students.

This role will be in-person in the Center for Career Development offices.

Responsibilities

Graduate Student Career Advising & Programming (60%)

  • Provide personalized career advising for graduate students via one-on-one in-person and virtual (phone/Zoom) advising appointments on career-related concerns inside and outside academe.
  • Meet individually or in groups with graduate students to provide coaching and advising to help graduate students clarify values, interests, skills, and strengths.
  • Educate graduate students on significant employment trends within and beyond academe.
  • Assist graduate students with developing action plans and follow-up strategies based on a series of progressive meetings.
  • Collaborate with the Employer Engagement team to develop and implement programs and resources that connect grad students with employers, such as the Undercover Bosses program and the Bring a Ph.D. to Work series.
  • Collaborate with the Alumni Engagement and Experiential Learning team to create programs and resources that connect graduate alumni with graduate students, such as the From Ph.D. to Workplace panel series.
  • Create and implement a wide range of engaging, informative, and actionable programs on topics ranging from exploring careers to preparing for the academic job search to interviewing and negotiating job offers for graduate students.
  • Actively collaborate with graduate academic departments and student organizations to identify changing career needs of graduate students and design and implement career education and skill-building programs tailored to specific graduate student groups or a requested department.

Campus Outreach & Collaborative Relationship Building (30%)

  • Serve as primary liaison to graduate academic departments and student organizations at Princeton University for graduate student career development.
  • Develop, maintain, and enhance relationships with graduate faculty and departmental staff, primarily directors of graduate studies, job placement officers, graduate program administrators, and student department representatives.
  • Build and cultivate relationships across campus with
  • graduate student groups and centers on campus serving graduate students.
  • Connect with underserved graduate student populations across campus through outreach initiatives.
  • Help develop a prioritized list of campus outreach targets and implement outreach strategies to ensure that all Princeton graduate students have access to meaningful career exploration and opportunities. 

Data and Assessment (10%)

  • Oversee and maintain campus engagement data in the office's Salesforce instance.
  • Use data to assess outreach/program impact and areas for continuous improvement.
  • Participate in assessment projects to conduct a broader survey or focus-group interviews to understand Princeton graduate students’ career development experiences.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree required; Ph.D. strongly preferred
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience in career counseling/advising and program development in a higher education setting required; two or more years of experience in graduate student advising strongly preferred
  • Ability to implement a developmental, goal-oriented, and student-centered approach to advising graduate students
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to deliver effective career presentations, and build internal and external relationships
  • Experience in working with and supporting underrepresented populations, and deep commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion goals
  • Proven track record and experience in cultivating connections, program planning and execution, and group facilitation and engagement with a strategic mindset to create value and impact
  • Demonstrated passion or/and experience in creating innovative programming reflecting the changing needs of graduate students and the world of work inside and outside academe
  • Experience gathering and analyzing data to inform decisions
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions in a timely and effective manner
  • Broader familiarity with career assessments (MBTI and CliftonStrengths) preferred

Cover letter is required with your application materials. To apply, click here

Job as Scientist, Screening Automation and Informatics

The Screening & Informatics Group at our Company Research Laboratories site in Kenilworth, NJ, is looking for highly motivated, talented and innovative candidates with experience in laboratory automation and informatics.  Successful individuals will create, implement, execute, and maintain automated methods and dataflows enabling cutting-edge technologies including ultra-high-throughput mass spectrometry (uHT-MS), DNA-Encoded Libraries (DEL), mixture-based mass spectrometry (ALIS), mRNA-Display, and traditional HTS (tHTS).   Your efforts will be a complement to our existing walk-up and integrated robotic system capabilities and will serve as a means to expand our ability to interrogate and identify new chemical matter to help drive our discovery programs.  You will be expected to work independently and to proactively collaborate with colleagues in Screening & Compound Profiling, Quantitative Biosciences, Discovery Chemistry, IT, and across therapeutic area disciplines.

As a member of the lab automation & informatics team, the successful candidate will participate in the method development, planning and execution of robust automation strategies to support the following in vitro systems on both integrated and walk-up robotic platforms:

  • target-based and phenotypic tHTS in biochemical and/or translatable, cell-based formats
  • complex high throughput biology
  • a broad range of affinity-based technologies

Knowledge of cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell-based assay systems would be beneficial in this role.  Finally, you will work closely with data scientists, informatics, and automation colleagues to establish robust and sustainable end-to-end solutions that address data management bottlenecks.  

Responsibilities:

  • Hands-on hardware/programming with robotic liquid handlers (e.g.Tecan, Hamilton, Agilent) and integrated robotic systems (e.g. HighRes Biosolutions)
  • Extensive collaboration with assay scientists for validation, documentation, and execution of high-throughput (HT) workflows
  • Life-cycle management and maintenance of screening systems and peripherals
  • Continuous workflow optimization to meet the changing needs of our Project Teams
  • Collaborate with data scientists, informatics, and automation colleagues to establish robust and sustainable end-to-end solutions that address data management/mining bottlenecks and work towards a fully digital lab infrastructure

Successful candidates will be scientifically curious, creative, and collaborative, with a passion for lead discovery and a mindset of continuous learning in a matrix environment.  As a member of the Screening community, you will benefit from a network possessing extensive experience in lead discovery and achieve satisfaction in a career that you can feel passionate about.

  • In April 2020, Merck announced plans to consolidate our New Jersey campuses into a single New Jersey headquarters location in Rahway, NJ by 2023.  Therefore, this role will be temporarily based in a different NJ location and exact timing of the departmental move to Rahway, NJ will be communicated at a future date.

To apply, 

Congratulations to Stephania Guzman who will be starting a job at Eli Lilly in their Medicines Innovation Job as part of their Talent Development Academy.

You can read the blog post by Kiranmayi Vemuri about the iJOBS Workshop on Value Proposition Statements for LinkedIn and Resumes

Job in Bioinformatics

-Experience with analyzing next-generation sequencing (NGS), functional genomics, statistics for big data analysis, or multiomics data integration
-Good knowledge of existing bioinformatics databases and file formats In-depth understanding of computational methods for NGS analysis and the usage of public data resources
-Strong hands-on skills in relevant programming languages (e.g., Python), statistical software, cloud computing, visualization tools, and relevant R/Bioconductor packages
-Demonstrated ability to produce well-designed and documented code
-Familiarity with computational biology tools and experience working with computational biologists to solve problems
-Demonstrates the ability to interpret the outcome of experiments, propose appropriate follow-up, and may propose new avenues of investigation
-Communicates own work effectively orally and in writing; contributes to writing protocols, procedures, and technical reports

Responsibilities:
-Design, implement and/or deploy NGS data analysis workflows for data processing, visualization, integration and mining to support novel therapeutic target identification and disease biomarker discovery         

    • Data Analysis: Implement methods for omics data analysis, and interpretation of genomic data sets (e.g., bulk RNA-seq, scRNA-seq, ATAC-Seq)
    • Data Visualization: Fluency in contemporary data visualization methods like R Shiny , D3
    • Data Integration: Analyzing diverse datasets (multi-omics) to find relevant drug discovery targets and downstream effects relevant to immune disease
    • Data Mining: Internal, collaborative, and public databases to assist in the characterization of Immune disease

-Select, and benchmark methods and tools, define and perform appropriate QC measures
-Apply and develop innovative analysis approaches when standard methods are not adequate
-Interpret and present analysis results to coworkers and collaborators
-Follow relevant scientific literature to ensure use of optimal methods and understand emerging practices across the field
-Automate processing and results reporting and delivery
-Reports and treats data with a high level of integrity and ethics

To apply, please contact Lauren Diamond of CODA Staffing Lauren@codastaffing.com

Formulation Research and Development Associate (Part-Time) at Solaris Pharma in NJ

Solaris Pharma Corporation is a leading generic corporation with the vision of improving the patient’s quality of life through development of niche pharmaceutical products. Solaris Pharma Corporation has a fully equipped Research & Development facility with expertise in the development of semi-solid generic and specialty products. Solaris Pharma Corporation develops dermatology products that have a relatively high barrier to entry due to development/manufacturing complexities and expensive/complex clinical end-point studies. With a thorough knowledge of the development life cycle and a team of well-trained, committed scientific personnel, Solaris Pharma Corporation has streamlined processes that are efficient in reducing development costs and shortening timelines, without compromising quality.

Solaris Pharma Corporation is currently engaged in the development of several generic dermatology/semi-solid and specialty products and is committed to providing patients with high quality, affordable, effective generic and value-added products. Here, you will be exposed to all areas of pharmaceutical product development which included a wide spectrum of activities from project initiation to drug product approval.  Solaris Pharma Corporation is seeking for a proactive learner and scientifically curious individual who is interested in gaining hands-on laboratory experience and interested in building his/her R&D skills, to join our Formulation R&D team. This will be a part-time role initially and may eventually convert into a full-time position depending on interest and alignment of the candidate and the company.

The associate program provides the candidate with hands-on pharmaceutical product development experience, coaching and mentoring as well as networking opportunities. Career mentorship is available with endless networking opportunities within assigned team and beyond. This position is not overtime eligible.

•               Educational background in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or related areas.

•               Currently enrolled in or graduated with a BS, MS, PhD, or PharmD from an accredited university.

•               Must be in good academic standing if currently enrolled in a degree program.

•               Must be available to work at-least 20 hours per week, in-person.

•               Basic understanding of the drug development process is a plus.

•               Prior hands-on laboratory experience in formulation development preferred. Experience with semi-solid, liquid and/or solid drug formulations is a plus.

•               Willingness to participate in publication/presentation opportunities at scientific platforms, prior publication/presentation experience is a plus.

Solaris Pharma Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

To apply, please contact iJOBS alum Vinam Puri vpuri@solaris-pharma.com

Job at innovera Pharmaceuticals, Monroe, NJ

Survey the scientific literature and performs patent search to remain current with recent developments in generic pharmaceutical research and regulatory arena and novel drug delivery systems. 

Summary reports of weekly activities with status updates on projects or assigned activities. Design experimental plan: perform pre-formulation, formulation development work and optimize formulation. 

Determination of critical process parameters, equipment validation/specifications, and technical support for formulation development, validation, and manufacturing of R&D batches. 

• Execute Quality Control and Quality Assurance to improve the standards. 

Execute data analysis and study the workflow process 

Involved in development of product/raw material specifications including evaluation of physicochemical properties and compatibility of raw materials. Reviews analytical data to support the product development. 

• Plan appropriate analytical testing and stability studies. 

Write protocols and batch records/lab notebook to carry out process development and evaluation work, scale up batch manufacturing for submission to regulatory agency. 

Prepare pharmaceutical product development report (PDR) and other necessary documents to support regulator filing. 

• Other responsibilities may be assigned as deemed necessary. 

Technical Skills 

Compliance with all current, Good Documentation Practices (GDP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practices. (GMP). 

Writing of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). 

Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point or equivalent) 

• Strong written and verbal communication skills 

To apply, contact Dr. Sudhakar Bandari at sudhakar.bandari@innoverapharma.com and corporate.operations@innoverapharma.com

 Rutgers Innovation Ventures Technology Transfer Fellowship Program

Rutgers Office for Research is launching its 2022-2023 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 9/09/2022. The program will start on 9/30/2022 at 3 pm.

INFORMATION SESSION: August 30th, 2022, at 4-5 PM, virtual (Register here). 

Jobs in NJ Biopharma Companies

To see recent job postings for industry jobs in the tristate area, check out the BioNJ Career Portal by clicking here.

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Sera Jacobs who just got a job as a Scientist II at Wuxi Biologics.

You can read the iJOBS blog by Sonal Gahlawat about the iJOBS Career Panel on Bench Positions in Industry. 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

Job as Program Manager NY Academy of Sciences

The Program Manager will participate in the Academy’s Award programs and be responsible for multiple phases of the award administration process. Your primary responsibility is managing the biomedical and life science areas of multiple Award programs. You may also participate in the administration of other life sciences–based programming at the Academy as needed, for example working with the Scientific Programs team on conferences in various areas of life sciences.

Every year, top research universities and academic institutions around the globe with a wellestablished record of scientific excellence nominate their most promising post-doctoral fellows and early-career faculty, and their most extraordinary senior faculty working in fields of biomedicine and life sciences. Prize winners and finalists are selected by panels of expert judges and are honored at annual Awards Ceremonies and Symposia held at various locations around the globe. As a Topic-Area Specialist, you are responsible for and participate in multiple phases of the awards process.

You will engage in varied activities in support of the Academy’s award programs, including establishing and launching new award cycles, helping to raise award awareness among global audiences, assessing a broad range of nominations in your subject area, recruiting expert judges, explaining the honorees’ work to broad audiences through a variety of multimedia and social media platforms, designing scientific symposia to showcase honoree research, and maintaining a network of previous honorees that participate in annual symposia, awards ceremonies, and other events.

In this role, you will work with great scientists, be exposed to some of the most outstanding science in the world, and participate in driving the next generation of scientific innovation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Work with the Director, Awards to identify, select, and establish ongoing relationships with an international cadre of judges, Scientific Advisory Council members, nominators, nominating institutions, and affiliated partners.

Review nominations in broad disciplinary areas of biomedicine and life sciences; evaluating each application according to rigorous quantitative and qualitative metrics.

Serve as primary point of contact for judges in your topic area and programs; facilitate nominee/applicant evaluation and honoree selection by juries of expert scientists, conducted both online and in-person.

Prepare multimedia materials for broad audiences that explain the impact of the honorees’ complex scientific research.

Conceptualize and develop scientific programming for international and domestic symposia that showcase honoree research for scientific and lay audiences.

Work with the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), Director, other team members, Academy’s operations team, affiliated partners, and other vendors as needed to develop and execute domestic and international award ceremonies and other program events.

Collaborate across Academy departments to identify potential opportunities for ongoing honoree engagement in additional Academy initiatives and publications.

As needed, work with the Vice President, Life Sciences to conceptualize, organize, secure financial support for, and convene scientific conferences and programming in various areas of life and biomedical sciences.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop an understanding of the Academy, its mission, strategy, and programs.

Serve as an ambassador for the Awards program portfolio, and the Academy as a whole, through public inquiries and networking opportunities.

Keep abreast of scientific advances relevant to program subject areas.

Facilitate judging processes in your topic areas, including the rationale applied to all stages of honoree selection and the recruitment of judges, ensuring the highest ethical standards are applied to all aspects of the nominations and judging process.

Prepare and review multimedia materials that explain the complex scientific concepts and impact of the honorees’ award-winning research to broad audiences across various platforms, including: program websites, social media platforms, brochures, magazine articles, and press releases, as well as in short films, scripted speeches, and slide presentations showcased at awards ceremonies, symposia, and related events.

Work with Awards team, external key opinion leaders, and program sponsors to develop content and program materials for symposia that showcase honorees; moderate scientific sessions and panel discussions as required.

Work with the Academy’s marketing team to identify relevant outlets for awards and event promotion.

Track the major scientific and career milestones achieved by honorees and help to promote them and their work through our social media channels and other outlets as appropriate.

Work with the Director, program administration partners, and sponsors to manage compliance, Sunshine Act, fiscal, and other reporting requirements.

Work with CSO, Director, other team members, and sponsors to continuously evaluate and strive to improve the awards processes and implementation.

Author grants and sponsorship proposals for program support from government agencies, private companies, medical education, foundations, and individuals.

Review applications and select individuals for Poster Presentations, Travel Fellowships, and Poster Prizes.

Write and review program and post-conference reports for supporters.

Provide general support and other duties as assigned by the Director.

REQUIREMENTS:

PhD required in an appropriate subject area of life sciences or biomedicine. Experience in the field(s) of cancer biology, bioengineering, computational biology, immunology, or microbiology a plus.

Professional experience outside of academic research. This may include activities pursued in parallel to a research career, for example outreach activities or committee service, or more formal professional experience working in scientific publishing, nonprofit, etc.

Post-doctoral or related experience in academia, government, or industrial research, and/or science publishing a plus.

Outstanding oral and written communication skills.

Experience, ability, and comfort in dealing with complex scientific information beyond own area of expertise.

Experience with grant writing and program management a plus.

Experience in global academic ecosystems outside of the US a plus.

Ability to work with multiple teams across departments and to manage multiple parallel projects with tight deadlines.

Desire to work in a team environment.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please visit: https://www.nyas.org/jobs-pages/program-manager-life-sciences/ 

Applications must include a resume, cover letter and salary requirements. For more information, contact 

 

Nucleate program for trainees interested in start ups

Are you an academic trainee (Post-doc/PhD/MBA/MD/JD) interested in starting or helping build a life science startup? Are you passionate about therapeutics, diagnostics, med-tech, or synthetic biology?  Attend our upcoming information sessions!  

Our Philly virtual info sessions are Wednesday, August 17th and August 31st from 6-7 PM ET. Register here to reserve your spot today.  

Our NY virtual info sessions are August 23, 2022, 10 am, September 8th, 2022, 2 pm, September 19th, 2022 11 am, September 27th, 2022 5 pm, REGISTER HERE to reserve your spot today. 

About Nucleate Nucleate is a student-run nonprofit organization that facilitates the formation of new life science ventures [see our stories in STAT and Endpoints]. 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.  Strong Track Record Over three years, Nucleate has formed and supported 107 startup teams through our Activator program. Our alumni have gone on to raise over $152M in funding to develop technologies like protein sequencing (Glyphic), drug design (Manifold Bio), microbial fertilizer (Ivu Biologics) and biomanufacturing (FarmForward). 

Apply here to either Philly or NY Nucleate before October 1st, 2022. Visit our website to learn more or see attached flyers, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Aurora Career Exploration Platform (from Dr. Itzamarie Chevere-Torres)

The Aurora career exploration platform offers self-paced courses on how to apply for faculty positions.  These are designed for Biomed, STEM, Humanities, and Social Sciences postdocs. 

To access these courses and more resources,  activate your free membership here.

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Gina Castellano who just got a job as a Clinical Trial Disclosure Manager at BMS Summit!

Associate Medical Director at Neon

Our Associate Medical Directors assume responsibility for understanding the scientific and clinical aspects of their assigned businesses in depth, and serve as a key strategic resource for both internal teams and clients. They will leverage science in brand differentiation and communications, collaborate with copywriters/medical writers to represent the scientific perspective throughout strategic/creative development, and ensure scientific and clinical relevance. At all levels, the Medical Directors will continue to develop their strategic skill set in an effort to uncover the most compelling way in which to differentiate a brand or franchise from a medically viable, but compelling perspective. Demonstration of excellent written and verbal communication skills, and strong analytical and interpretive skills, is needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

• Scientific Integrity
• Ensure that the medical insights being provided to the client are accurate and credible
• New Business
• Actively participate as a member of new business pitch teams when needed
• Support
• Provide support across internal client teams and vendors

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Knowledge/Expertise

• Develop depth of understanding for assigned products, related medical areas, and competitors on an ongoing basis.
• Ensure that projects are technically accurate, audience appropriate, and meet stated objectives.
• Research and develop outlines and select references appropriate for a project.
• Identify relevant congresses and provide support.Strategic Skills/Tools
• Proactively begin to monitor and identify relevant literature and provide point of view to internal team and clients as needed.
• Learn to review content not just for accuracy but to determine if it is in line with product strategy.
• Participate in proprietary workshops.
• Client Relationships
• Develop relationship with client medical if/when appropriate.
• Participate in medically-relevant client interactions.
• Onboard new team members, including clients new to brand team, as needed.
• Business Development
• Partner with strategic planner to help with research and development efforts on new business pitches.
• Develop working drafts of new business medical backgrounders.
• Contribute to brand planning process with supervision. Communication/Selling Skills
• Help to develop communication platform (or scientific platform for medical education) that will serve as an internal content roadmap and foundation for communications.

• Help develop stimuli for market research and attend market research when feasible.
• Attend internal and client meetings under supervision to learn skills from supervisor.

Teamwork/Collaboration

• Demonstrate willingness to work beyond basic responsibilities to assist team.
• Notify supervisor when you have non-billable time so that you can be assigned to help on other teams.
• Creativity/Innovation/Engagement.
• Proactively learn the roles and responsibilities of each team member (e.g., strategic planning, digital, creative, etc.) to assist with development of out of the box thinking.
• Contribute to tactical planning efforts. Management/ Leadership
• Help guide copywriters (and medical writers for medical education) when developing high science content, determine adequacy of references, participate in team meetings, manage workflow; deliver work that is detailed, accurate and consistently on target. Financial Accountability
• Complete timesheets accurately and on time.
• Develop ability to reasonably estimate hours required to complete specific projects.
• Complete and submit expense reports on time.

EDUCATION

• Master of Science (MS)
• Master of Public Health (MPH)
• MD
• Doctorate

EXPERIENCE MIN YEARS 0-1 years

To apply, click here and also contact iJOBS alum Carlos Garcia gacarlos89@gmail.com

Innovating Together with HAX

Date: Tuesday, August 9, Time: 2 p.m. ET, Location: Online

Register here

Join us to learn how NSF-I-Corps Hub Northeast Hub and the HAX hard-tech accelerator could be the next steps on your path from innovation to investment and impact.

Find out how the National Science Foundation-funded I-Corps program can help you bring your technology closer to solving real-world problems and follow-on funding. Representing the HAX team, Head of Ecosystem Development, Akin Akinsanya, will discuss the expanding Innovation Ecosystem and why HAX chose Newark, NJ, and Chief Science Officer, Susan Schofer, will discuss the 6-month HAX program and how teams with I-Corps experience are well-equipped to succeed with follow-on investment and building the right prototype. Elizabeth Jaworski, Founder & CEO of XN Health, will discuss her experiences in both I-Corps and HAX and share some tips on how to succeed in transitioning technology from lab to market. See attached flyer.

The next NSF I-Corps Northeast Hub short course will take place 9/29, 10/4, 10/13, 10/20 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm ET, with required office hours/mentor meetings scheduled weekly. VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT icorpsne.org to apply. 

Colgate Palmolive seeks to fund Rutgers University doctoral candidates

Ideate and innovate at Colgate, a global leader in consumer brands 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 2022 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 seven or more PhD candidates for 2022-2023.

□      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 in Fall 2022

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 generally 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:

□      Oral Care Research Innovation Team: Candidates will design and develop new oral care in vitro models with various tissues to evaluate potential benefits of tray type or other novel delivery systems. Additional position details are available in Appendix A.

□      Scientific Communications.  The position combines scientific and technical expertise with creative thinking and communication skills.  The candidate will be embedded in scientific teams to help bring these scientific stories to life.  Major responsibilities include developing high-quality scientific communications such as publications and presentations.  Additional position details are available in Appendix B.

□      Bleeding Research and Innovation.  The position seeks PhD students versed in an array of interdisciplinary areas that could include biomedical engineering, pathology, immunology, and/or and molecular biology to conduct cell research.  Additional position details are available in Appendix C

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 an 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 2023 Experiential Learning Opportunity

Step 4: Review and Selection - Colgate will review applications and may optionally select candidates for follow-up interviews.  

Position 1 PhD Candidate – Oral Care Research and Innovation

Candidates will design and develop new oral care in vitro models with various tissues to evaluate potential benefits of tray type or other novel delivery systems.  Candidates must be able to design and create benchtop models for oral tissue and non-tissue systems.  They will also design and develop experimental systems and test methods for the evaluation of new and existing delivery systems.  Candidates will complete studies to evaluate the effectiveness of prototypes and final models, and present research results at the end of the program.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with CAD software.
  • Experience using 3D printers.
  • Biomedical engineering/engineering background.
  • Experience with in vitro/in vivo test methods to support medical research.
  • Experience with product development from an integrated physiology perspective.

Position 2: PhD Candidate – Scientific Communication

This role in Scientific Communications sits within the Research & Development Organization at Colgate-Palmolive.  It is a unique role that combines scientific and technical expertise with creative thinking and communication skills.  Sitting in the Research and Development organization, you will be embedded in scientific teams to help bring these scientific stories to life.  Major responsibilities include developing high-quality scientific communications such as publications and presentations. Effective collaboration both within the organization and with external partners is a requirement for this position.  This role works in close partnership with R&D, Scientific Affairs, and Global Professional to deliver content such as technical publications and presentations, simple graphic designs, and more.   Being able to translate science into compelling graphics and visuals is a plus.

Requirements:

  • Pursuing a PhD in Chemistry, Biology and related sciences.
  • Minimum 3 years of previous experience in scientific research.
  • Excellent written communication skills (Writing sample is required).
  • Must have great attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Desire in taking creative ideas and translating them to compelling scientific communication.
  • Effectively manages time, multi-tasks, and handles a high volume of work in a fast-paced environment.

Position 3: PhD Candidate – Bleeding Research and Innovation

Colgate-Palmolive Global Technology Center located in Piscataway, NJ, is seeking a highly motivated PhD student who is well versed in an array of interdisciplinary areas that could include biomedical engineering, pathology, immunology, and/or and molecular biology. As a part of their research, the candidate would gain experience assessing hemostatic small molecules and material platforms, develop new protocols to validate method of action, conduct biological assays to monitor cell behavior and function, and culture human primary cell lines. The experience will provide the student with an opportunity to work with an international team of scientists and clinicians.  

Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Determine method of action for hemostatic small molecules and material platforms
  • Develop in vitro models to characterize hemostasis under physiological conditions
  • Perform biological assays to monitor cell behavior and function
  • Collect, analyze and report high quality data in a timely manner
  • Drive and identify new biological targets/ mechanisms of action for oral care benefits
  • Interpret and communicate complex experimental results to both technical and non-technical business partners effectively 
  • Present technical findings to internal global R&D community, management teams, external conferences
  • Document findings in internal technical reports and/or external publications
  • Review appropriate literature pertaining to current or proposed research

For questions please contact Dave Magnoni, Director, Corporate Engagement Center at Rutgers dave.magnoni@rutgers.edu

BioNJ Career Service Portal

Looking for a new job -- check out the newest jobs posted on 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! Finding your next career opportunity has never been easier. BioNJ's Talent Services Career Portal offers...

  • Access to life sciences companies looking for talent in the NJ region
  • An advanced search engine with intuitive job matching 
  • Easy resume/cover letter upload 
  • A Commute Calculator to personalize your job seeking experience
  • 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
  • Live chat support

Click here to get started

July 2022

You can read a blog by Joycelyn Radeny about the iJOBS workshops on using staffing agencies to get hired. 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

Job as Program Manager Solaris Pharma Corporation 

Solaris Pharma Corporation is currently engaged in the development of several generic dermatology products and is committed to establish itself as a pacesetter in dermatology pharmaceuticals. Solaris Pharma Corporation, is looking for a full time, Program Manager.

Responsibilities:

· Development and management of strategic plans and initiatives to meet company goals

· Lead, coordinate and manage all aspects of company projects, including but not limited to preparing meeting agendas, meeting set up, recording meeting minutes, tracking action items, and coordinating external and internal team activities.

· Lead weekly cross-functional core team status meetings to: ensure stakeholder engagement; monitor project progress and minimize/remove barriers to successful execution.

· Identify critical areas that impact or may potentially impact the execution plans and escalate issues as necessary to senior leadership.

· Manage Solaris Pharma programs at CMOs/CROs and maintain good working and professional relationship to ensure successful timely execution of the programs.· Maintain the time lines for the projects and establish tracking of project schedule/critical path activities and status reporting.

· Conduct risk assessments and collaborate with key stake holders to develop contingency plans via resource allocation to ensure projects are completed in a timely manner.

· Manage and resolve technical issues as they arise.

· Serve as operational lead and primary point of contact, for cross-functional teams.

· Develop and maintain project documentation using project management tools, such as MS Project, Smart sheets, and online software such as share point and drop box.

· Organize and review documents for regulatory submission. Thoroughly understand the regulatory documentation requirement for ANDA submission and manage submission timeline.

· Organize and lead the meetings to support deficiency responses to FDA. Maintain time line by preparing the action item tracker for responding to each deficiency, owners and due dates.

· Manage the budget and resources for both outsourced and internal activities.

 Interested candidates may email their resumes to iJOBS alumnus Vinam Puri at vpuri@solaris-pharma.com

Job as Sr. Research Associate (Masters or PhD preferred)

Location: Bridgewater, NJ

Looking for: Recent Masters or PhD graduates in molecular biology, biochemistry or similar related field with some experience with ELISA, PCR, cell culturing and immunoassays

The candidate will support the research team to investigate therapeutics for the treatment of inflammatory or autoimmune diseases in various pre-clinical projects by assisting with cell culture, in vitro assays, enzymatic assays, molecular biology assays, cellular imaging, and flow cytometry as well as help with in vitro clinical assay development and sample processing.

Key responsibilities:

•           Perform in vitro assays including enzymatic assays, ELISA, and Luminex multiplex immunoassays.

•           Perform molecular biology techniques such as Western Blot, PCR, and qPCR.

•           Utilize plate-readers, cellular imaging instruments, fluorescence microscopy, and flow cytometry.

•           Perform data analysis using Excel or GraphPad Prism.

•           Culture primary cells and continuous cell lines such as neutrophils, hematopoietic stem cells, immune cells, and/or relevant cell lines to support in vitro/ex vivo experiments.

If interested, please contact Beril Goncu Assistant Manager, Operations, Innovative Pharma Solutions, Inc. Tel: (267) 507-4774 E-mail: bgoncu@ipsiweb.com

Seeking Ambassador for the Regional One Health Meeting

I am writing to invite any graduate student (Masters or PhD) to become a (one-time) Ambassador for the Regional One Health Meeting taking place on August 5th, 2022 from 9AM-3PM at the Cook/Douglas Campus at Rutgers New Brunswick. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Registration and parking is free.

One Health is a new piece of legislation in NJ that is attempting to create programs to bolster connections between human, animal, and environmental health. It understands that all three pieces of health are connected and depend on each other’s surveillance in order to lead to the healthiest results in NJ residences. This conference is a chance to highlight the work that is currently being done on this brand new program.

If you chose to become an ambassador you will attend the conference in person as a “learner” where you will have the opportunity to network with doctors and legislators alike. As well as meet with the One Health Task Force if you so choose. This is a great opportunity to join the conversation on the government and/ or scientific research side. We hope that students write articles (iJobs blog or others) and abstracts about their experience! And this is chance to add aunique title to your CV. 

If you are interested please email Christina M. Hernandez, Ph.D. at cmh329@gsbs.rutgers.edu as soon as possible.

Research Teaching Specialist IV for the department of Medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Research Teaching Specialist IV

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Dr. Moshmi Bhattacharya, Research Teaching Specialist IV oversees a variety of complex activities involved in the collection, management, compilation, documentation and analysis of clinical and translational research data. Under the Primary Investigators’ direction, will conduct and oversees aspects of the research projects by planning, monitoring and controlling the process involved. He\She may also perform a variety of tasks including grant applications, protocol implementation, data analysis, teaching student researchers, and monitoring and summarizing progress of the protocols.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • General management and organization of the laboratory; upholds all regulations, policies, and procedures relating to health, safety and security matters in the laboratory and on campus. Conducts in-laboratory safety training for new students and trainees.
  • Maintains the laboratory data management plan.
  • Orders and stocks laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • Care and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Completes routine or semi-routine work within established work parameters for the unit.
  • Makes decisions or choices following standard practices and procedures.
  • Maintains all animal care, health and biosafety (REHS), Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocols in good standing.
  • Maintains healthy colonies of transgenic mice for experiments using appropriate breeding strategies, generate and maintain healthy colonies of transgenic mice for experiments using appropriate breeding strategies.
  • General knowledge and application of basic biochemical and molecular biology concepts such as DNA isolation and mouse genotyping, RNA purification, cDNA synthesis, Real time qPCR, SDS-PAGE and immunoblotting, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, cell culture, bacterial culture, and animal studies skills normally acquired through an accumulation of higher education.
  • Facile use of: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Google docs and Drive, Rutgers purchasing and marketplace platforms.
  • Knowledge of temperature-sensitive samples and conditions requiring dry ice, liquid nitrogen and storage at -80 C.
  • Knowledge of high speed centrifugation.
  • Knowledge of working with acids, bases, flammable agents, enzymes, chemiluminescence, fluorescence, tissue fixatives and stains.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and computer literacy skills.
  • Conducts animal handling and procedures either independently or with other lab personnel.
  • Provides routine technical assistance to members of the laboratory to collect, sort, process, store, and access supplies, reagents, and samples.

Jobs in the Biopharma Industry NJ 

To see recent job postings in companies in the tai-state area, click here 

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Christen Khella who will be starting a job as a Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow! What a unique opportunity for her.  

Road to Commercialization Symposium Series-2

As an-going effort to provide Rutgers researchers and students access to resources and materials that will be useful to their research commercialization activities, Innovation Ventures @ the Office for Research invites your faculty, staff, fellows and students to our Road to Commercialization Symposium Series #2. See attached flyer.

Date: 4th August 2022
Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm (ET)
Theme: Build and maintain effective partnerships with industry: from pitch to alliance management.
Register by clicking here.
Who can attend: Rutgers faculty, staff, fellows and students
Required to attend: Prospective TechAdvance and HealthAdvance commercialization funding applicants

Jobs as Patent Agents

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is hiring across multiple offices in the U.S. for our patent agent roles. We are looking for talented life sciences focused PhD students and postdoc researchers interested in entry level roles in patent law. A list of our current job openings can be found here. Also, attached are informational flyers on our patent agent careers and patent agent law school tuition reimbursement program for your review. If you want to learn more about being a patent agent, watch the iJOBS events from this past year here.

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Kenneth McGuinness who will be starting a job as an Assistant Professor at Caldwell University! You can attend our iJOBS events this Tuesday on applying for faculty jobs at Primarily Undergraduate Universities and Friday on applying for Research Level 1 faculty jobs.  See below.

You can read the post by Sonal Gahlawat about the iJOBS virtual site visit to Becton Dickinson. 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

Postdoc Position at BMS in Summit

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow with training in molecular and computational biology to utilize functional genomics approaches to leverage understanding of long noncoding RNA in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and other Autoimmune Diseases. The goal of these studies will be to identify biomarkers to understand disease biology, novel target identification, indication selection, patient stratification, and target modulation. In this unique opportunity, you will be co-mentored by a translational Immunologist and Statistical Geneticist while based at BMS.

January 2023

Volunteers needed: Teaching Assistants for Multi-Day iJOBS Workshop in Genomics at Rutgers

We are looking for a few assistants for the Data Carpentry Workshop which will be offered on March 13 and 14 from 9am-5pm. This will be in person in Piscataway.  The focuses of this workshop will be working with genomics data, and data management & analysis for genomics research. They will cover metadata organization in spreadsheets, data organization, connecting to and using cloud computing, the command line for sequence quality control and bioinformatics workflows. The workshop will be taught by experts but the assistants will help trainees who need help during the workshop.  This is a great way to gain teaching experience. If you have this knowledge and are interested in helping the instructors of this class, please contact Janet Alder (janet.alder@rutgers.edu

Congratulations to iJOBS trainee Oday Abushalbaq who has a job at Alltrna in Boston as a scientist. 

Job as Organic/ Medicinal Chemist (PhD) at Innovative Molecules, LLC

Innovative Molecules LLC is a start-up biotechnology company based within the New Jersey BioScience Incubator at North Brunswick. We are focused on the discovery and development of novel small molecule medicines for the treatment of cancer, metabolic-, and inflammatory-diseases, all areas with significant unmet medical need. Innovative Molecules is combining the power of established pharmacotherapeutic or metabolic activity inherent to many natural or proven compounds with an innovative approach toward improving kinetic, affinity and efficacy parameters through the use of clever use of organic chemistry skill and tools. Our approach improves timelines and reduces development risk associated with our research programs. With multiple research programs and developing partnerships, Innovative Molecules is seeking a versatile and creative PhD chemist to join the founding team. 

We are seeking a candidate to co-apply for the New Jersey Innovation & Research Fellowship Program; filing deadline is January 23, 2023. Please submit your short application with detailed CV by January 16 at the latest. Following grant of this research position, you will play a key role in discovering and advancing compounds for the treatment of major human diseases. Your job will be to design, create and advance our lead compounds further pre-clinical evaluation and validation. You should have a passion for medicinal chemistry and a willingness to innovate, and should enjoy and excel at making molecules using modern methods of organic synthesis. Innovative Molecules has the benefit of a seasoned biotech founding leadership and advisor team, with whom you will be working closely and which will maximize your learning opportunity. 

Primary responsibilities: 

  • Collaboratively set chemistry objectives to advance drug discovery programs 
  • Compound synthetic pathway design, compound synthesis, and generation of molecular iterations 
  • Research planning and experimental design to meet ambitious timelines 
  • Scale-up and process optimization for promising compounds 
  • Presentation of research results at team meetings, and communication with external advisors 
  • Collaborate with management and IP counsel in preparation of patent filings and prosecution 

Required experience and skills: 

  • Either recent graduate degree (2022) in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry (PhD) or planning to graduate during the first/second quarter of 2023. 
  • Hands-on organic/medicinal chemistry synthesis laboratory experience is a key qualifying factor for this position. 
  • The grant publication requires US citizenship, legal permanent residency or immigrant visa with completed I-485 application. NJ residents or graduates from NJ institutions are preferred 
  • Advanced experimental skills and passion for working at the bench synthesizing target compounds 
  • Solid analytical skills and experience in compound characterization/identification 
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to multitask, be well-organized and manage multiple parallel projects, sensitive to deadlines 
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team 
  • Candidates must be able to work independently and productively, on a full-time basis 
  • High degree of scientific intuition and a zest for discovery! 

Innovative Molecules offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience, and benefits. This position is located at North Brunswick, New Jersey, and the Company is an equal opportunity employer. 

Please send inquiries and applications (incl. CV) to Roelof Rongen: roelof@innovative-molecules.com

The Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship Program

The Eagleton Science and Politics Program welcomes applications from doctoral-level scientists, engineers, and healthcare professionals at all stages of their careers for its fifth cohort of Eagleton Science Fellows. Science Fellows are placed in New Jersey state legislative and executive offices as full-time in-house science advisors and work directly alongside decision-makers on the formation and implementation of the state's policies. Watch this video to learn more about the Fellowship experience. The Fellowship starts in July 2023 and offers a full salary with health, dental and vision benefits. For more information about the application, visit our website and FAQs or contact the program director, Anna Dulencin at anna.dulencin@ealgeton.rutgers.eduLearn more and apply. See attached flyer for more information. 

Career Planing for Rutgers Postdocs (on behalf of Dr. Itzamarie Chevere-Torres)

The Office of Postdoctoral Advancement invites all postdocs from all disciplines to apply for its Proactive, Reflexion, Empowered, Planning (PREP) career program.  This 4-week program is open to all postdocs in the STEM, Biomed, Humanities, and Social Sciences fields who:

  • need clarity in formulating the next steps for a career plan or finding a career path or fit
  • need guidance on how to stand out from the competition and take the next steps in their career journey
  • need to better manage and maximize their training and career
  • are ready for a career transition but struggle to find and communicate what their unique contribution and professional value are

Postdocs accepted into the program agree to take four assessments and attend all four sessions on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus/Piscataway Area during March. Read more about the PREP Career Program hereand learn about the application process. Application closes on January 26 and selected participants will be notified during the week of February 6.

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

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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 researc