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Professional Development

In addition to training graduate students to be great scientists, the Rutgers Graduate Programs in Molecular Biosciences is committed to preparing students to pursue successful careers in the biomedical sciences, regardless of their choice of trajectory. A wealth of resources at Rutgers University is available to students as they build the foundation on which to launch their careers.

IDP: all students in Molecular Biosciences take part in the creation of an Individual Development Plan to monitor and map their progress toward securing the skills necessary to build on their research training to pursue the career trajectory of their choice.


iJOBS: Rutgers University is one of only 17 universities nationwide to receive an NIH BEST grant to Broaden Experiences in Scientific Training. Rutgers created the iJOBS program to give students the opportunity to explore a range of career options open to individuals with PhD in the biomedical sciences.


GradFund: Rutgers University supports an initiative to support students who wish to apply for independent fellowships to underwrite their research training. In addition to a database of funding opportunities, GradFund provides mentorship, editorial and conceptual guidance to students applying for fellowships from the NIH, NSF and other funding agencies.


Career Services: Rutgers University Career Services includes initiatives specific to the needs of graduate students.


TA Project: for students who take the opportunity to serves as Teaching Assistants during their training, the TA Project provides resources to support the development of teaching skills and strategies.

Contact Us

Division of Life Sciences Graduate Program Office
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Nelson Lab-604 Allison Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 848.445.9517
gradoffice@dls.rutgers.edu