TRENTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioNJ, The Gateway to Health, is pleased to announce that the week of April 20th through the 24th has been designated New Jersey Life Sciences Week. Each day features activities throughout the State which will showcase contributions that many of New Jersey's life sciences community members are making to advance medical research, support patients, maximize our amazing talent pool and contribute to the State's economy.
“In its third year, New Jersey Life Sciences Week is designed to strengthen the State's foothold in the Pharma and Biotech industry and focus on the future of life sciences,” noted Debbie Hart, President and CEO of BioNJ. “The week is about providing innovation, opportunity and hope to the many members of New Jersey’s vibrant life sciences community: patients, professionals, educators and students alike.”
“Life Sciences Week features something for everyone,” said Matt Alcalde, Director, Life Sciences Talent Network. “With such an amazing pool of highly-skilled talent in the State, each day offers both job seekers and recruiters the chance to make valuable connections.”
“We’d like to offer a special thank you to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development,” added Vicki Gaddy, Vice President, Talent Services at BioNJ. “Without their support, New Jersey Life Sciences Week would not be possible.”
The week’s activities include:
Rutgers Inaugural iJOBS Annual Symposium, Monday, April 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Rutgers University, Busch Student Center, Piscataway, NJ
Available to Rutgers students only, this program will feature Dr. Abraham Abuchowski, CEO of Prolong Pharmaceuticals, who will answer questions from students regarding the experience of transitioning from academia to industry and discuss topics regarding non-academic careers. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with iJOBS trainees, faculty and industrial partners, while discussing biomedical and life sciences career opportunities with regional experts.
Career/Connection Career Fair, Tuesday, April 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Rutgers University, Livingston Student Center, Piscataway, NJ
Come meet and network with life sciences companies looking to hire New Jersey's Top Talent. Participating exhibitors include, Actavis, Advanced Clinical, Aerotek Scientific, Amicus Therapeutics, Ascendia Pharma, BioAegis Therapeutics, BioBridges, Cancer Genetics, Catalent, Chugai Pharma USA LLC, Covance, DPT Labs, Edetek, Endomedix, Inc., Femto Scientific, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Galderma, GENEWIZ, GenScript, Growth Technical Staffing, HAYS Life Sciences, HD Biosciences, Huntingdon Life Sciences, Johnson & Johnson, Joule Clinical & Scientific, Kashiv Pharma, LabCorp, Lab Support, Makro Scientific, NJ Community College Consortium, Novartis, Otsuka, Park Hudson International, PBL Assay Science, Publicis Touchpoint Solutions, RHO, Salvona Technologies LLC, Scientific Search, Students 2 Science, Triumvirate Environmental, WuXi AppTech/Xenobiotic Labs and YourEncore. Click here to register to attend.
Doing Deals, Funding and More, Tuesday, April 21, and Wednesday, April 22, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies, North Brunswick, NJ
Participate in this two-day program led by the experts from BioMentorz. Day one’s discussion will focus on funding and pitching your business effectively; while day two will cover issues important to partnering activities and ways to successfully gain visibility for your technology among big pharmaceutical companies.
Moment of Hope, Wednesday, April 22, 3 p.m.
Recognizing that Patients Can't Wait, BioNJ will celebrate the innovation and collaboration within New Jersey's life sciences industry during a Moment of Hope for patients around the world.
During this time, it is hoped that offices throughout the State will reserve some time and come together for a moment to reflect upon the needs of patients and their families. The remembrance could be a toast given among colleagues, an e-mail message sent throughout the organization or a simple moment of reflection at everyone’s desk.
A Day with Students 2 Science, Thursday, April 23, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 66 Deforest Avenue, East Hanover, NJ
The Life Sciences Talent Network is sponsoring a full-day program for students of East Hanover Middle School during which time they will work on real science experiments in fully functioning laboratories under the guidance of local industry professionals. Industry job seekers are welcome to contact Students 2 Science to volunteer for this and future programs. Students 2 Science is a public charity operating a modern, sophisticated analytical chemistry laboratory for the sole purpose of providing young students with authentic STEM-related work experience. For more information, please click here.
BioHUB, Thursday, April 23, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., La Quinta Inn, Somerset, NJ
Professionals from across New Jersey will come together to network and share ideas for career development and job searching. Come form new industry relationships, reconnect with colleagues and have the opportunity to win one-on-one coaching and a LinkedIn Profile Review with career expert, Abby Kohut. Click here to register.
The Secret Sauce to Getting Hired, Friday, April 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Kean University, STEM Building Auditorium, Union, NJ – Space is limited!
Looking for that next career? Get Unstuck and Get Hired with LifeCollaborative’s special program. This 4-hour interactive work-life-hack mini workshop is jam packed with immediate tools, techniques and approaches addressing key topics such as; updating your brand, revamping your resume, networking, skills hiring managers are looking for, and of course, the secret sauce! The first 40 registrants to attend will receive a 1-year enrollment to LifeCollaborative’s eLibrary – a $395 value. Click here to register.
BioNJ, The Gateway to Health, is a powerful network of 400 Member Investors representing research-based life sciences companies and stakeholders dedicated to propelling a vibrant ecosystem where Science is Supported, Companies are Created, Drugs are Developed and Patients are Paramount. Because Patients Can’t Wait, BioNJ is committed to the growth and prosperity of New Jersey’s life sciences ecosystem to help accelerate the discovery, development and commercialization of therapies and cures that save and improve lives and lessen the burden of illness and disease to society. As the industry’s voice in New Jersey, we fulfill our mission to help companies help patients by driving capital formation and fostering entrepreneurship, advocating for public policies that advance medical innovation, providing access to talent and education and offering a cost-saving array of critical commercial resources. For more information about BioNJ, please visit www.BioNJ.org.