Skills Courses, Resources and Workshops:
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
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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.
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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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more about the grant writing course
Statistical analyses are important
in every area of science and these classes are designed to help both the beginner and the advanced student
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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
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CV Writing, Networking, Job Hunting, Effective Teaching
Click here to see undergraduate communication courses and Click here to see Masters communication courses from the School of Communication and Information
Project AGER (Advancing Graduate Education at Rutgers)
is a National Science Foundation (NSF) initiative based at the Graduate School New Brunswick at Rutgers, and funded by a five-year Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) grant. There are resources and program for professional development and career development.
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Cognitive Skills RWJMS Time management/Organizational skills/Test taking
The Cognitive Skills Program (CSP) is designed to enhance and maximize the educational experience of medical, graduate, and postgraduate students. CSP services include instruction in efficient strategies and self regulatory skills to increase control of learning, to promote independent, self-directed learning and other various academic support services tailored to individual needs.
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Peer tutoring for the Molecular Biosciences curriculum is available, free of charge, to students in the PhD program. Tutors are available at the beginning of the semester if you are concerned about your test and exam preparation or comprehension throughout the semester. Any other tutoring is offered at the discretion of the program director and based on availability.
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GradFund for Graduate Student External Support
GradFund Central is a Graduate School New Brunswick at Rutgers 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.
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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.
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Teaching Assistant Project (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.
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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.
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Rutgers Career Services
Career Counseling—Graduate students can set up individual appointments with career counselors at three locations: Busch Campus Center, 46 College Avenue, and 56 College Avenue.
Drop-in Hours—Graduate students can visit Career Services during drop-in hours for answers to quick questions or critiques of resumes, CVs, or cover letters.
Workshops—Each semester, Career Services offers up to 10 programs specifically geared to graduate students’ interests and needs, including programs on resumes/CVs, the academic job search, higher ed careers in administration, networking, and interviewing. See the attachment for a list of fall events.
Career Days—Career Services offer 10 on-campus career fairs each year plus the Big East Career Fair at Madison Square Garden in early March.
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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
The Joint Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student Association (JMBGSA)
comprises Rutgers University students enrolled in the Graduate Programs in Molecular Biosciences through either the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School or the Graduate School New Brunswick. JMBGSA seeks to promote interaction amongst students as well as between students and faculty. We achieve this goal by organizing professional events such as symposiums and guest lectures, and social events like the annual barbecue and student/faculty mixers.
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Rutgers Graduate Student Association
The Rutgers Graduate Student Association (GSA) advocates graduate student concerns to the greater Rutgers University community and provides financial support to recognized graduate student organizations. All programs and activities are funded by graduate student activity fees.
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PhD Career Guide
Developed by one of our graduate
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.
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the PhD Career guide site
Individual Development Plan from Science Careers
This website was developed in collaboration between AAAS/Science and the Borroughs Wellcome Fund.
An individual development plan (IDP) helps you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best.
There is no charge to use the site and you can return as often as you like to access the resources.
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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.
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The National Academies
Provides reports on career trends, employment information and science policy information.
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Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Graduate students are invited to participate in the events hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) at RWJMS. These events are aimed at helping students and postdoctoral fellows prepare for a scientific career and to become independent scientists in academia, industry or government service.
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs also maintains a listing of available post-doc and basic science faculty positions throughout Rutgers.
Click Here to browse the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in Piscataway.
The purposes of the Alumni Association of The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, are to serve the interests of Graduate School alumni and students, to promote better understanding among alumni and students, to assist each other in the professional arena, to enhance and maintain the influence of the organization and its parent institution in the scientific community, and to reflect the sentiments and philosophies of its members to other institutions, the surrounding community, and the State of New Jersey. To learn more about the GSBS Alumni Association, click here.
All alumni from the legacy UMDNJ schools will also automatically become members of the Rutgers University Alumni Association, Rutgers’ dues free, university-wide alumni association. You will have access to hundreds of alumni events, network opportunities, benefits and much more. To learn more about the Rutgers University Alumni Association, click here.
Certificate Programs Offered to PhDs:
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.
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Professional Science Master’s Certificate in Science and Technology
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
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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.
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the Professional Science Master’s Certificate in Pharmaceutical and Clinical Trials Management