Training Programs and Resources

Skills Courses, Resources and Workshops:

Interdisciplinary Job Opportunities for Biomedical Scientists (iJOBs)
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 in September 2014. 

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. 
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to learn more about iJOBS.

Communication Courses

We are proud to offer a new course in Communicating Science which is funded by a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.  We envision our Ph.D. graduates able to speak and write about their research accurately and clearly to scientific colleagues, as well as non-scientists.  Unfortunately, time spent learning to communicate their research pales in comparison to time spent learning how to design and conduct their research. A major goal of Communicating Science is to instill in students an advanced ability to not only to communicate clearly, accurately, and vividly about their research, but also to emphasize its significance.  This course provides methods of instruction and improvisation to reinforce communication skills obtained in basic courses.  It provides our trainees with new ways to communicate more effectively so they can apply these skills to diverse audiences and in different career settings. The course brings together a multidisciplinary faculty of scientists, educators, communication experts, and theater arts professionals from academe and industry to teach, improve, and assess advanced communication skills in our Ph.D. trainees.  The course includes elements of didactic and improvisation content with built in opportunities to create and practice written and oral presentations for diverse audiences. 
Course number -  16:718:560
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Click here to see undergraduate communication courses and Click here to see Masters communication courses from the School of Communication and Information


Scientific Writing Course
Rapid advances in methods, analyses and modeling complicate the task faced by researchers across disciplines who must produce clear and coherent scholarly articles that communicate complex material accurately and effectively. This course, Scientific Writing, will focus on learning to write and edit at the level appropriate to the student’s scientific field. 16:186:602:01
Click here to learn more about the course Scientific Writing for the 21st Century


Graduate Writing Courses
These small-size and hands-on courses cover different topics including prose style, academic style, writing grants and proposals,writing for publication, and writing for the dissertation. Students must be nominated by their graduate program director for these courses. 
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Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Science and Technology
Practical framework for identification and commercialization of technology-intensive commercial opportunities; need/opportunity analysis, competitive analysis, legal protection, marketing, financing, resourcing, and communication of the venture. 16:125:618
Click here to learn more about the Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Science and Technology class


Grant Writing: Advanced Topics in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Guidance and practice in writing a biological research grant proposal. Topics include funding agencies, types of grants, forms, budgets, proposal format, and the review process.  Students will be required to write and critique research proposals. Preparation for the writing of the research proposal required as part of the oral preliminary exam. 16:681:601
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Statistics Classes
Statistical analyses are important in every area of science and these classes are designed to help both the beginner and the advanced student
Click here to see classes on Rigor and Reproducibility that satisfy NIH requirements.
Click here to see available statistics classes

Training in Mentorship Program
The Graduate Mentoring Fellows Program is a year-long program to provide participants with the opportunity to study the functions involved in serving as a good mentor and to work with undergraduates as a mentor for one academic year. 16:186:601/603
Click here to see Training in Mentorship program

GradFund for Graduate Student External Support
GradFund Central is a School of Graduate Studies resource for applying for external merit-based grants and fellowships as a graduate student.  There are resources for helping students write and apply for external funding. 
Click here to view the GradFund website

Rutgers Academy for Scholarship and Learning (RASTL)
The Rutgers Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (RASTL) project provides advanced graduate students with the opportunity to meet monthly with faculty and administrators to review issues related to undergraduate instruction and contemporary higher education.
Click here to view the RASTL website

Teaching Assistant Project (TAP)
TAP is a multi-tiered initiative designed to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate education at Rutgers, New Brunswick, through the professional development of the graduate student teaching staff. TAP is, by necessity, a flexible endeavor, working to meet the changing needs of teaching assistants. The fundamental components upon which this project is built include the annual orientation, certificate programs and special issues seminars, web-based publications, and discipline-specific training.
Click here to visit the TAP website

BIO Links Program
BIO Links is a teaching K-12 outreach program which allows graduate students and postdocs the opportunity to volunteer in local public schools.  BIO Links volunteers are paired with a science teacher from a local school and make a commitment to visit one class per week for nine weeks. Some past volunteers have decided to continue visiting the classrooms well beyond the nine week commitment.
Click here to visit the BIO Links website.

Rutgers Pre-doc Leadership Development Institute (PLDI)
Each year, the PLDI welcomes a select group of Rutgers doctoral students from a broad array of disciplines to its two-year program. Traditional discipline-based doctoral education is devoted to preparing students for careers in scholarship and teaching, but often these future faculty members complete their degree with little preparation for academic and administrative leadership roles in their institutions.  A critical need exists for individuals who also understand the structure and dynamics of colleges and universities, know the challenges these institutions face, and possess the interpersonal and organizational knowledge, competencies and aspirations to provide effective and ethical leadership in addressing the critical issues confronting higher education.
Click here to visit the PLDI website

Internships at the Technology Transfer Office
Along with discovery-based research, Rutgers increasingly engages in commercialization of research through the transfer of new technologies to industry, contributing to the economic development of New Jersey and the nation. Internships in this office expose the student to the process of tech transfer.
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Contact the tech transfer office by email or at 732-235-5763 for more information or visit the website

PhD Career Guide
Developed by one of our graduate students, the PhD Career Guide endeavors to bring to light the many career options available to PhDs, and more importantly, the information necessary to decide which career path would be most rewarding given their particular set of professional interests and career goals. 
Click here to see the PhD Career guide site

Science Careers Online
Science Careers is the careers component of Science that scientists rely on for career information and job postings. Both Science and Science Careers are produced by AAAS, the world’s largest nonprofit membership association for science-related professionals.
Click Here to view the Science Careers Web site

New York Academy of Sciences
Graduate students get free membership to the New York Academy of Sciences. You will receive an email with your membership information. Many programs, webinars and workshops are offered for graduate students and postdocs to enhance career development.
Click here to learn more about Science Alliance.

The National Academies
Provides reports on career trends, employment information and science policy information.
Click Here to browse the National Academies Web site

Certificate Programs Offered to PhDs:

Eagleton Institute of Politics Fellowship Program
The Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University offers interdisciplinary fellowships that provide select Rutgers graduate students the opportunity to further their understanding of government, public affairs, and the practice of politics, and connect the fellowship experience to their chosen fields of study. Eagleton fellows work toward their graduate degrees without interruption; the one-year fellowships are designed to complement academic study. During the fall, Fellows enroll in a weekly, three-credit seminar in applied politics. In the spring, Fellows also register for three credits of independent study to work with faculty members in their schools or disciplines, making the connection between their field of academic study and hands-on practical experience in government and politics.
Click here to learn more about the Eagleton Fellowship Program

Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science
The MS in Clinical & Translational Science is designed to train future team leaders in clinical and translational science research. The program consists of a combination of integrative didactic and hands-on educational experiences that will provide students with a global, yet detailed, perspective on the complex continuum of translating hypothesis-driven basic research findings into clinically useful and commercially viable tests or treatments.
Click here to learn more about the Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science website


Professional Science Master’s Certificate in Science and Technology Management
This program prepares professionals to take on managerial and leadership roles in a company. The goals of this program are to understand the connection between technology and business and how technical work impacts the business of organizations. Another goal is to understand the fundamental concepts of innovation, entrepreneurship, marketing, business strategy, and commercialization of research. Professional Science Master’s Certificate in Science and Technology
Click here to learn more about the Professional Science Master’s Certificate in Science and Technology Management

Professional Science Master’s Certificate in Pharmaceutical and Clinical Trials Management
Pharmaceutical industries and businesses today need workers who not only possess up-to-date knowledge in their fields, but who have also acquired skills that enable them to carry out the objectives of the regulatory bodies in ensuring public health. Such workers understand the linkage between risk versus benefit in the pharmaceutical industry and businesses. The certificate reviews key aspects of Clinical Trials design and conduct and provides students with practical skills in communication and leadership skills. This certificate offers students an opportunity to combine management skills with the drug development process.
Click here to learn more about the Professional Science Master’s Certificate in Pharmaceutical and Clinical Trials Management

Professional Science Master’s Certificate in  Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering
The Certificate in CDS&E is open to all graduate students in the sciences and engineering. Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) is an intellectual discipline that brings together core areas of science and engineering, computer science, and computational and applied mathematics in a concerted effort to use cyberinfrastructure (CI) for scientific discovery and engineering innovations. The importance and immediacy of a multi-disciplinary research and technology program in CDS&E is highlighted by the increasing role of computational and data in aspects of science, engineering, business and society in the 21st century, and is accentuated by trends in CI (e.g., disruptive hardware trends, ever-increasing data volumes, complex application structures and behaviors, and emerging first-order concerns such as fault-tolerance and energy efficiency).  The Graduate Certificate in CDS&E is a cross-disciplinary graduate program administered by the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) and the Professional Science Master’s Program. The goal of the program is to provide the necessary structures, learning opportunities, and experiences, beyond the more traditional university curriculum, that are necessary to drive science, engineering and business using advance in CI. The program will provide an overlay on the existing curricular structures at Rutgers to give students a multidisciplinary experience, and will include foundational and applied courses spanning modeling and computation, algorithms, HPC, data management and analysis, visualization, software, and multidisciplinary collaborations.
Click here to learn more about the Professional Science Master’s Certificate in  Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering

Anatomy Instruction Certificate
The Anatomy Instruction Certificate Program is designed for graduate students who desire admissions into medical schools or for individuals who would like to be proficient in gross anatomy instruction. The students will attend the first year medical school classes and laboratories and will take examinations with the medical students. Upon successful completion of the certificate program students who have undergone the curriculum for a certificate in teaching program will be prepared to teach gross anatomy in colleges, universities and in medical schools. 
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Certificate in Medical Physics
This program is designed for students without an accredited medical physics graduate degree seeking to enter the field of medical physics.  It has long been recognized within the profession that many potential medical physicists may have already completed or mostly completed their graduate education before considering a career in medical physics.  For such people, the certificate program offers a path to the profession by satisfying coursework requirements for entering an accredited medical physics residency, an essential step towards eventual board-certification and becoming a practicing medical physicist.
Click here to learn more about the Certificate in Medical Physics





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