JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

11 August 2014

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Did you know? Beginning October 1, annual progress reports are required to include a description of whether the institution uses Individual Development Plans (IDPs) or not. Read more...


New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

Communications Committee Meeting

When: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 11:00 – 12:00pm

Where: Daily Grind, Miller Research Building 3rd floor

Contact:  Nick Puts

Future JHPDA Events

Watch this space! 15 - 19th September is National Postdoc Appreciation Week! Put it in your calendar because we’ll be offering plenty of appreciation!

JHPDA Executive Council 

2014-2015 Officers

Co-president: Corinne Pettigrew

Treasurer: Jeff Norris

Secretary:  Pankhuri Vyas

Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Nick Puts

International: Thibault Mauxion

Policy and Advocacy: Kirsten Block

Professional Development: Casey Rebholz and Yuejin Li

Socials: Justin La Favor

Webmaster: Paul Aiyetan

Other Announcements

Annual Watkins Minority Welcome Reception

An annual reception to welcome incoming minority medical and graduate students, house staff, postdocs, residents, and faculty.

When: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Where: The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, 830 E Pratt St.

RSVP here by August 10th

Current Museum exhibits can be viewed as part of the reception. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Dean for Education and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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


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IN BRIEF: Individual Development Plans (IDPs) for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

Beginning on October 1, 2014, annual progress reports are required to include a description of whether the institution uses IDPs or not and how they are employed to help manage the training and career development of individuals.

Actual IDPs are not to be included. Instead, grantees will report on whether they use IDPs for all the graduate students and postdoctoral researchers included in Section D. list of Participants. The progress report will include a brief description of how and whether IDPs are used to help manage the career development of students and postdocs associated with an award. A similar response is required for all T, F, K, R25, R13, D43 and other awards designed to provide training and professional development opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

See more information written by the director of the PDO Donna Vogel here, and from NIH here.


International Committee’s French Movie Night “Nos Jours Heureux” Wed., August 20th


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The international committee invites you all to a French Movie night.

“Nos Jours Heureux”

When: 6:30pm, Wednesday August 20, 21014.

Where: The Preclinical Teaching Building (PCTB) , Room 113/114 (opposite the Greenhouse Cafe)

Renaissance Festival Outing, Sun., Sept. 7th


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The Socials Committee invites you all to its Renaissance Festival outing on Sunday Sept 7th.

Please see the attached flyer for more information. You may also RSVP here.

JHPDA needs your skills!

Interested in doing something outside of science and research? Passionate about design and effective communication? If so, we’d love your help! Help the JHPDA and develop your transferable skills. Sign up here. The JHPDA needs help from fellows with skills and/or passion about the following:

  • Graphic Design
  • Website Design
  • Writing code (html, PHP, Javascript, Flash)
  • Photography
  • Science writing and communication

Don’t see your passion listed? Would you like to get involved with the JHPDA but are unsure how to help? Contact us: postdoc@jhmi.edu or sign up here!


Professional Development Office (PDO) Events:

Lunch & Learn Seminar Series

On Wednesdays over your lunch break, discuss important topics that leverage your marketability when looking for a job. Upcoming themes:

  • August 13: Repeat - Identifying Transferable Skills: What they are all about

When: Wednesday, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Where: 1830 E Monument St. building, room 2-108 (map)

Register here (for headcount purposes only); you may attend any or all seminars.

Other Upcoming PDO Events:

Other Opportunities

Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions can be seen here.

  • Access to the latest research for postdoc scholars in between-jobs, 8/31 deadline (Link)
  • Career Awards at the Scientific Interface, Deadline - 9/01, Link
  • Career Awards for Medical Scientists, Deadline - 10/01. Link
  • Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease, Deadline - 11/03. Link
  • Pancreatic Cancer Research Pilot Projects, Deadline 9/05. Link
  • Academic Drug Discovery Consortium (ADDC) and AstraZeneca Highthroughput Screening (HTS) partnership, Deadline - 09/01. Link
  • NIH Earl Stadtman Investigators, Deadline - 9/30. Link
  • NIH Loan Repayment Programs, Submission - 9.01 and 11/15. Link
  • Faculty Positions in Life Sciences at Yale-National University of Singapore (NUS) College. Link
  • The Thrasher Research Fund - Early Career Awards, Link

- Concept Submission deadline September 12

- Proposal submission deadline October 24

  • Research Study: Paid for participation in a Physical and Mental Fatigue Study (link)


Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions here.


Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions here.

  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellowships, Deadline 9/11. (link)
  • Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships (link)

            - Application initiation deadline: 13 August 2014

- Fellowship submission deadline is 28 August 2014

  • Protein Engineer/Molecular Biology Scientist (link)
  • Biogen Idec Postdoctoral Program (link)
  • Associate Director, iBiology (link)
  • Equity Research Fellow (link)
  • Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF-funded postdocs (link)
  • FDA Fellow, Avalere Health LLC, Washington, D.C. (link)
  • FDA Cell Death Regulation Postdoctoral Fellowship (link)
  • FDA Therapeutic Protein Glycosylation Fellowship (link)
  • International Opportunity: Scientific Instrumentation (link)
  • Gruss-Lipper Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (link)


All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here.

Other opportunities can be found here.


Specific Events

Recurring Events

Local Events Outside Baltimore City

For other local events, visit http://baltimore.org/events or here.

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