Career Development

iJOBS (interdisciplinary Job Opportunities for Biomedical Scientists)

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (PI Millonig) and Rutgers School of Engineering (PI Yarmush) are excited to announce that we have been awarded a 5 year NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) grant. According to NIH, the purpose of this funding is, “to support bold and innovative approaches designed to broaden graduate and postdoctoral training, such that training programs reflect the range of career options that Ph.D. graduate students and postdoctoral fellows pursue and that are required for a robust biomedical, behavioral, social and clinical research enterprise.”

Rutgers’ program, entitled Interdisciplinary Job Opportunities for Biomedical Scientists (iJOBs), provides general professional and focused career training in five professional tracks: i) science and health policy, ii) business management, iii) intellectual property management, iv) clinical and regulatory sciences, and v) health and science data analysis. The program is designed to complement time spent outside of lab and to maintain research as the primary trainee focus, while offering programming to broaden trainee’s perspectives, experiences and knowledge to facilitate pursuit of non-academic careers.  Elements include core professional skills training, site visits to partnering companies, didactic courses relevant to the 5 different career tracks, shadowing experiences and career placement support.  The program commences in January 2015.

To navigate to the Rutgers iJOBS website and register, click here

To view the presentation from the iJOBS informational forum at GSBS Newark, click here

To view past events from iJOBS career panels with tips on how to make yourself marketable for jobs, click here