JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

8 June 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu

Did you know?  Mark your calendars for Monday, June 22nd, 10am - 4pm for the JHMI Graduate Career & Networking Fair. Co-hosted by the GSA, BME EDGE, Hopkins Biotech Network and JHPDA in the Turner Concourse area.


New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA Monthly Meeting

Learn about ongoing JHPDA programming and events. Open to all!

When: Wednesday, July 1st, 5:30 pm

Where: Preclinical Teaching Building (PCTB) room 113/114 (opposite the Greenhouse Cafe)

Socials Committee Meeting

Come and be a part of the organizing committee for the next social event on/off campus!

When: Tuesday, June 9th, 9:30 am

Where: Atwater’s Cafe (map)

Contact: Justin La Favor

Communications Committee Meeting

Learn about ongoing communications initiatives; all welcome!

When: Wednesday, June 10th, 8:30 am

Where:  MRB/BRB Daily Grind

Contact: Anna Blice-Baum or Pankhuri Vyas

JHPDA Executive Council 

2014-2015 Officers

Co-president: Stanley Andrisse

Co-president: Rohan Gupta

Treasurer: Nick Wyhs

Secretary: Chelsea Qinjie Zhou

Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Anna Blice-Baum and Pankhuri Vyas

International: Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson 

Policy and Advocacy: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Xiang Xu

Socials: Justin La Favor

Diversity Postdoc Alliance: Stan Andrisse and Dionna Williams

Webmaster: Paul Aiyetan

Joining the JHPDA

Interested in one of our committees? Want to contribute to postdoc events, policy and training? Good ideas for future events?

Email us: postdoc@jhmi.edu

Bulletin provided by the JHPDA Media and Communications Committee

Want to contribute to our bulletin? Know of an upcoming event, or want to write an article for our “In Brief” section?

Email us: postdoc@jhmi.edu

Postdoc Internship Program

Short-term internships for gaining skills and experience in diverse careers. Check out the Postdoc Internship Program website for complete program descriptions.

Current position openings:

  • Science Communication - Office of External Affairs in the BSPH
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Policy & Advocacy - Office of Policy Coordination

Other Announcements

Increase your on-campus visibility

Are you publishing a paper? Let Marketing and Communications know by sending your manuscript, journal, and anticipated publication date to JHMedia@jhmi.edu.

Career Development Toolkit
for Postdoctoral Researchers

jobs.ac.uk offers a toolkit aimed at postdoctoral researchers considering their overall career progress and development. The toolkit offers some general starting points for reflecting on careers to date and formulating an ongoing career strategy. Download the career toolkit here.

Postdoc of the Month Awards

The Journal of Postdoctoral Research has Postdoc of the Month awards. For more information, click here

Great, inexpensive photography

The Department of Pathology, JHMI offers excellent photography services. For more information, click here.

National Science Foundation Graduate Education Forum

The Graduate Education Forum is intended to encourage discussion among US graduate-education stakeholders and will provide the DGE a direct connection with graduate students, faculty, university administrators, employers, and others who would like to contribute to the national dialogue. For more information, click here.


JHPDA Postdoc Blog

Tell Your Stories: Submit a post

Postdoc Business Cards 

[Includes instructions for postdocs in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, and postdocs at Homewood.]

Family Resources

Baltimore Resources

BusyGrad: housing, reviews, buy/sell items
[BusyGrad is not affiliated with Hopkins]

Argonne Postdoc Blog 

[not affiliated with Hopkins]

Science Careers


Free networking website that enables researchers to identify and connect with thousands of potential collaborators worldwide.

Complimentary ebooks on career advice

The Global Academic Careers Guide

Career Development Toolkit 4 Researchers

Research Publications Planner

Co-authoring - Getting Started

IN BRIEF:  Newly Elected JHPDA Officers 

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The election results are in! Thanks to your participation, we received a total of 140 votes for the 2015-2016 term. The newly elected JHPDA Executive Board members are:


Stanley (Stan) Andrisse, PhD, MBA, Co-president

Rohan Gupta, MD, Co-president

Nicolas (Nick) Wyhs, PhD, Treasurer

Qinjie (Chelsea) Zhou, PhD, Secretary


Congratulations to the new Officers! The JHPDA is looking forward to another successful year of excellent programming. Stay tuned for a message from your new Co-presidents!  


JHPDA Research Presentation Club, Wed., June 10th

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Please join us for the June postdoc research presentation club, with an exciting pearl and very interesting postdoc talks:

Expert Pearl: The Job Talk - Story telling time!

By Kimberly Skarupski, Ph.D, MPH Assistant Dean for faculty development.

Postdoc Talks:

  • Adipocyte nutrient sensing controls adult stem cell self-renewal in Drosophila. Alissa Armstrong
  • Accumulation of Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1α in Retinal Cells in Response to Acute Hypoglycemia is Necessary for Survival. Monika Deshpande

When: Wednesday, June 10, 12:00 - 1pm
Where: PreClinical Teaching Building (PCTB) 113/114

Pizza will be served!

Diversity Journal Club and Town Hall Meeting, Tue., June 16th

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Please join us in our second Diversity Journal Club and Town Hall Meeting. The first half of the meeting will be a discussion lead by the featured speaker to promote awareness on the topic. The second half will be a topic lead and open forum to discuss challenges that individuals of diverse backgrounds may face in the sciences pertaining to the topic.

Topic: Black Lives Matter and the Baltimore Uprising

When: Tuesday, June 16 2015, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Tilghman Auditorium

JHPDA Shuttle Social, Thu., June 18th

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The JHPDA Socials Committee invites you to the June Shuttle Social! Look for the yellow JHPDA balloon to find your fellow postdocs on-site.

When: Thursday, 6/18, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Nandos peri peri, 1300 Fleet street

Shuttle transportation: Charm city circulator, green line stop 107

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Office

Click here to see the full calendar of PDO events.
here to make an appointment with the PDO.

  • Career Options for Diverse PhDs
  • Tuesday, June 9, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, 1830 bldg, room 2-108, RSVP here.
  • Career opportunities in the life science industry, webinar SciPhD.com
  • June 10, 2015 at 12pm PDT

Additional Professional Development Events

  • Welch Library Courses (upcoming courses)
  • Hopkins Science Writing Program (details here or here)
  • 33rd Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Academia careers beyond the postdoc: A panel discussion with successful scientists (6/15, details)

Teaching opportunities

  • Collaborative Teaching Fellows Programs - Program overview here
  • Center for Integration of Research Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)
  • Program overview here;  
  • Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy (PFFTA) programs
  • Program overview here; Teaching Academy (applications due 8/01; apply here)
  • Institute for Excellence in Education Teaching Camp 7/09 - 7/10
  • Johns Hopkins School of Education
  •   Offers several graduate certificate programs and online programs in education. Details here 

Other Opportunities

  • Translational Research Workshop for Basic Scientists organized by the  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (9/28 - 10/02; deadline 6/19; details)
  • Association of Women in Science: recruiting new leaders on their Executive Board (details; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)
  • MEND Funding Initiative for Research in Neurodegenerative Disorders (due 6/30, details)
  • 2015 Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Inhibition in the CNS (registration deadline 7/18; details)
  • Additional funding opportunities listed here.

Science and Community Outreach events

  • Baltimore Green Works (volunteer)
  • AAAS STEM Volunteer Program (link; contact bcalinge@aaas.org)
  • Community outreach: Girl Scouts troop at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women is looking for adult volunteers. More information here, volunteering form here

Fellowship and Job Opportunities

Visit the below site for additional updated listings, including job postings and postdoctoral fellowships in a variety of science careers across disciplines. Recent additions listed below.

  • Lecturer position in Biochemistry at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC; details) (posted 4/19)
  • An NIH-funded position is available for a postdoctoral scientist to study the pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori in Solnick Laboratory, Center for Comparative Medicine, UC Davis (link) (posted 5/03)
  • Three postdoctoral research fellow positions in regulation of normal and malignant hematopoiesis at Karolinska Institutet (link) (posted 5/03)
  • Data management consultant JHU (link) (posted 5/11)
  • Psychiatrist Seniors’ Services team in Montgomery County (link) (posted 5/11)
  • Senior Level Research Fellow Position “Causes and consequences of genome instability in human cancers”, NCI (link) (posted 5/11)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship - bone marrow transplantation. (details, contact) (posted 5/18)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship- University of Texas medical branch in Galveston is accepting applications for women’s health research (details) (posted 6/08)
  • The IRCCS Candiolo (To) Italy is recruiting new PI(details) posted 6/08)


All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here. pathway

Receive grant alerts here.

Other opportunities can be found here.

Events around Baltimore

Upcoming Events

  • Baltimore Orioles free giveaways at games - promotion schedule!
  • In session” a new original drama by Monica Lopes-Gonzalez a former postdoc and now an artistic director and adjunct faculty at Peabody institute at Hopkins. Shows May 29-June 14 at Mattin center, Homewood campus. Details here.
  • Dan Meyer Choir’s “Baltimore Song Book part II”, 2640 Space, (6/14, 4:00 pm)
  • ...and many more listed here!

Recurring Events

For other local events, visit http://baltimore.org/events or the Culture Fly calendar.

Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association


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