Upcoming iJOBS Events

Courtesy of Janet Alder (GSBS – New Brunswick/Piscataway):

iJOBS events

iJOBS Networking Event: Students, Postdocs and Alumni
Come join us for our second of many Rutgers/UMDNJ biomedical alumni and current trainee networking sessions!  This is your opportunity to practice networking in an informal and low pressure environment with Rutgers/UMDNJ alumni who are in industry and other careers.  Current students, postdocs and alumni can practice their elevator pitch, hand out business cards and increase their network for future job searches.  Catch up with old friends and make new connections.  Our goal is to form a community of alumni and current trainees to strengthen our networking power.

January 19 from 5-8pm

Registration opens on Dec 22

iJOBS Workshop: Science Writing

Karen Ventii, PhD from the GoldStar Group will run this workshop aimed at graduate students and postdocs in the life sciences who are interested in exploring a career in medical writing.  The workshop provides a forum to discuss practical guidance on how to parlay existing skills for a job as a medical writer.  We will administer a practice writing test that might be given during a job interview.  Following the workshop, participants will emerge with a framework on which to develop a portfolio that may be used for job interviews.

January 24 from 4:30-6:30pm


Registration opens Dec 27

iJOBS Career Panel: Bench Research in Pharma

Hear from young PhDs who work at the bench in companies such as Celgene, Oncobiologics, 3D Biotek, Bristol Myers Squibb, L’Oreal and Janssen to learn how they got their first job and what are the differences between academic and industry bench research
January 31 from 4-5:30pm


Registration opens Jan 3 (note that this event takes place at Princeton )

iJOBS SciPhD Workshop: Leadership and Business Skills for Scientists

This is a 4 day (35 hr) workshop. You only need to register once, however, all 4 sessions are required.
SciPhD is run by Human Workflows, LLC (http://sciphd.com/) and helps trainees assess their current skill set, express it in business-friendly language as well as recognize/fill skill gaps in areas such as communication, leadership, team building, negotiation and project management. This workshop focuses on 24 essential core competencies valued by industry and business, relates those competencies to activities and behaviors commonly experienced by academic scientists through the scientific method, and demonstrates how those competencies work together to form the operational competencies that are essential in business.  These transition business competencies can also be applied by academic and government scientists in running their laboratories.  SciPhD is a very interactive and hands-on exposure to these concepts with real action items to take away from the workshop.  Throughout the program, students and postdocs will experience at least four behavioral-based interview experiences in which they will play the role of the candidate and the interviewer.
Topics include:
The Business of Science
Successful Communications as a Scientist
Six Leadership Styles
Developing Your People
Negotiation and Finance
Building Effective Teams
Strategic Project Management for Scientists
Applying What You’ve Learned

Feb 9, 10, 23, and 24 from 9am-5pm


Registration opens on Jan 12 (limited capacity so sign up early)

iJOBS Workshop: How to test your biotech entrepreneurial business idea and plan for financial success

Larry Chaityn from the Kauffman Foundation and The Adecco Group will teach this workshop for people interested in starting their own companies as entrepreneurs: FastTrac TechVenture for LifeScience, From MoA to M&A.  The modules we will cover include: testing your business concept, FDA and planning for financial success, key financial reporting, accounting & tax considerations that are unique to the life sciences industry.

February 15 from 4-7pm


Registration opens Jan 18 (note that this event takes place at NJIT campus)

iJOBS-related news
Board Certification in Medical Affairs (BCMAS)

If you planning on going into Medical Affairs which is a growing area in industry for PhDs and are willing to pay around $600 to take the online certification course, please email janet.alder@rutgers.edu.  People who are interested in becoming a Medical Science Liaison or going into Medical Information might consider this certificate.  You must be a PhD, PharmD, MD or DO or enrolled in one of those degree programs to be eligible.  The program consists of 20 Different Modules. A final exam with at least an 80% passing rate is required to achieve board certification. The exam consists of approximately 90 questions. It is offered worldwide via Online Proctoring by a testing provider. The entire program is Online & Self-Paced. Maintenance Required (Recertification every 5 years).  It typically takes several months to complete the program.  To learn more go to www.medicalaffairsspecialist.org
Compliance Specialist (CS) in the Office of Research Integrity at Boston University

This position serves as a liaison and subject matter expert between the IACUC, IBC and other integrity programs to assure smooth and coordinated review processes for protocols involving animals, recombinant DNA and other hazardous agents. The Compliance Specialist is responsible for conducting administrative pre-review of material submitted to the IACUC/IBC and all IACUC/IBC documentation and record keeping, including meeting minutes and agenda, inspection reports, noncompliance reports to regulatory and other oversight or funding agencies, annual program reports to regulatory and other oversight or funding agencies.

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