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Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies that offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine to improve patient and hospital outcomes.  Hear from a Human Resources representative about what they are looking for. Also, meet PhD-level employees who did not necessarily study devices or engineering during graduate school to learn how they moved into their different roles at Stryker. 

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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. 

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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.  

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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.    

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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.    

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Novartis Human Resources team and hiring managers will tell us what Novartis is looking for in their new hires for PhD level positions.  With more than 200 projects in their clinical pipeline and more than 500 clinical trials in progress, Novartis maintains a substantial investment in research and development aimed at areas of unmet medical need. Their areas include cancer, cardio-metabolic, immunology, dermatology, ophthalmology, neuroscience, and respiratory. We will hear from employees about their career path and what it is like to work there. Then we will have practice interviews with Novartis employees who will help you come up with good answers to their typical interview questions. Click here to see slides from the presentation. 

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Agile project management is an iterative approach to managing biopharma projects that focuses on continuous releases and incorporating customer feedback with every iteration. Project Management Institute (PMI) New Jersey presents a unique opportunity to learn how to obtain hands-on experience within Agile Project Management. This presentation will cover the foundations of Agile, opportunities to grow your expertise, and how to apply the methodology outside of the role of a Project Manager. Learn how to enhance your biopharma career success by attending this interactive session.  Click here to see the speaker's information.

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Dr. McCormack currently manages the patent group for the Consumer Sector for Johnson & Johnson. Until recently, she managed a group of patent lawyers who support the Immunology, Infectious Disease, and Vaccine Therapeutic Areas for Johnson & Johnson's Pharmaceutical sector where she oversaw the patent portfolios, products, licensing, M&A, and diligence activities for J&J's pharma sector particularly in these therapeutic areas.  Hear about her path to add a JD degree to her PhD and how you can become a patent lawyer. Click here to see the speaker's information

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Merck Human Resources team and hiring managers will tell us what Merck is looking for in their new hires for PhD level positions.  Merck has areas of focus in oncology, vaccines, infectious diseases, covid-19, and cardio-metabolic disorders. We will hear from employees about their career path and what it is like to work there. Then we will have practice interviews with Merck employees who will help you come up with good answers to their typical interview questions. Click here to view the panelists.

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