JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

20 June 2016

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know? JHPDA communications committee is looking for new members. If you like writing, editing, or public outreach, consider joining the Communications Committee! Contact the co-chairs Pankhuri Vyas or Premraj Rajkumar today!


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 6th, 5:30 p.m.

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

Contact: Chelsea Qinjie Zhou

Policy & Advocacy Committee Meeting

Join and learn more about benefit and policies about postdoc fellows!

When: Tuesday, July 12, 4:15 p.m.

Where: Wenz Cafe

Contact: Rachel Mulheren

JHPDA Executive Council 

2015-2016 Officers

Co-president: Stanley Andrisse

Co-president: Justin La Favor

Treasurer: Nick Wyhs

Secretary: Chelsea Qinjie Zhou

Committee Chairs

Communications: Pankhuri Vyas and Premraj Rajkumar 

International: Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson 

Policy and Advocacy: Rachel Mulheren

Professional Development: Anup Sharma and Xiang Xu

Socials: Justin La Favor and Nicholas Simon

Diversity Postdoc Alliance: Dionna Williams  and Marc Edwards

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

Other Announcements

JHADRC Annual Conference on Aging and Dementia

Speakers include: Drs. Ronald Petersen, Helena Chui, Constantine Lyketsos, and Juan Troncoso.

When: Wed., June 22 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Where: 1st Floor,CRB I,II/Owens Auditorium (campus map)

Questions? Email Corinne Pettigrew

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

The toolkit, aimed at postdoc and hosted by jobs.ac.uk, offers general starting points for reflecting on careers 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. More information here.

Great, inexpensive photography

The Department of Pathology, JHMI offers excellent photography services. More information here.


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 career advice ebooks

The Global Academic Careers Guide

Career Development Toolkit 4 Researchers

Research Publications Planner

Co-authoring - Getting Started

Nominate a JHPDA Officer by June 27th


Do you know any postdocs who are natural leaders? Do you know anyone who is interested in contributing to the oldest postdoctoral association in the country? Would they be great at making decisions that can influence the postdoctoral experience of yourself and your colleagues? If yes, then nominate them for an officer position in the JHPDA! All SOM, SPH, and SON postdocs are eligible for nomination!

Send your nominations to postdoc@jhmi.edu. Please add “Nomination” and the officer position in the email subject line.


Please submit your nominations by 5pm on June 27th

There are four elected JHPDA Officer Positions:

- Two Co-President positions: to be eligible for these positions, the nominee must have been an active JHPDA member for one year.

-   Treasurer: no prior experience is required

-   Secretary: no prior experience is required

Nominees will be contacted by Tuesday, June 28th. Those who accept nominations will be required to write a short election pitch. Election pitches from nominees for each position will be sent to all postdocs for voting. Highest voted candidates will be elected to serve on the JHPDA executive board.  

Upcoming JHPDA Events

Harper's Ferry Whitewater Tubing Trip, Sat., June 25th

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The Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association invites you to come tubing with us fellow postdocs! We're going whitewater tubing in Harper's Ferry, WV, which is approximately a 90 minute drive from Baltimore. JHPDA will assist in coordinating carpools. $30 each person.

When: Saturday, June 25th

Where: Harper’s Ferry, WV

Registration: Please register by June 22nd, Wednesday 5 p.m. at the links here.

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development and Careers Office

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

  • Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures - Commercialization Academy (details)

Additional Professional Development Events

Teaching Opportunities

  • Center for Integration of Research Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)
  • Program overview here 
  • Johns Hopkins School of Education
  • Graduate certificate programs & online programs in education (details)

Other Opportunities

  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has provided new career resources for graduate students and postdocs including first webinar about industry careers on June 14th 1-2pm (details) (posted 6/13)
  • KGI will offer the Certificate in Bioscience Management online course with 10 PhD students or postdoctoral scientists being awarded a KGI Burroughs Wellcome Fund scholarship this fall (more information for scholarship contact here) (posted 6/13)
  • Volunteering opportunity to join the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the University of Maryland (details) (posted 6/6)
  • Two positions available at the Center for Women in Technology in UMBC: Associate and Assistant Director (details)(posted 6/6)
  • Community outreach volunteering opportunity for a new nonprofit called National Alzheimer’s Buddies (NAB) (details) (posted 5/23)
  • The latest spring issue of POSTDOCket is now available for download from the National Postdoc Association (details) (posted 5/23)
  • Exploring career opportunities in your field? Access a network of research labs, science companies, and resources through Kynplex (details) (posted 4/18)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Internship Program: two mini-internships in the School of Medicine now available (details here & here) (posted 4/18)
  • Festival of Genomics in Boston, 6/27-6/29 (details)

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.

  • Fulbright scholars program opportunities available to postdoctoral and early career candidates (details) (posted 6/6)
  • Postdoc position available in Bioinformatics, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore, MD (details) (posted 4/25)
  • Opportunity for postdocs to work as Freelance Scientific Consultants with Kolabtree (details) (posted 4/04)

Receive grant alerts here.

Events Around Baltimore

Visit http://baltimore.org/events or the Culture Fly calendar.

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