JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

19 October 2015

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website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

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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, Nov 4th, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Where: Miller Research Building, 181

Contact: Chelsea Qinjie Zhou

DPAC Meeting

All are welcome to learn about issues affecting our diverse postdoc community.

When: Monday, 10/26, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Where: MRB Daily Grind

Contact: Stan Andrisse and Dionna Williams

Internationals Committee Meeting

When: Tuesday, 10/27, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Where: Cobblestone Cafe (near Einstein’s Bagels)

Contact: Beth Zucconi

Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting

Learn about issues affecting the postdoctoral community; all welcome!

When: Tuesday, 10/27, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Where: Wenz Cafe

Contact: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development Committee Meeting

Join us to learn about different initiatives taken up by the committee for professional development of postdocs.

When: Thursday, 10/29, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Where: MRB Daily Grind

Contact: Jineta Banerjee and Xiang Xu

JHPDA Executive Council 

2015-2016 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

Other Announcements

Sign in support of a Mother’s room in Ross/Traylor/MRB complex:

If you are a mother who previously could have or may in the future benefit from a designated Mother’s Room in the Ross/Traylor/MRB complex, Please consider signing in support of the letter below. If you are willing to be counted, respond to Kelly by e-mail (kpate5@jhmi.edu) with the  information here

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.


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 career advice ebooks

The Global Academic Careers Guide

Career Development Toolkit 4 Researchers

Research Publications Planner

Co-authoring - Getting Started

   IN BRIEF: Partnering towards discovery: Conversations  

                   on Research and Medicine Thu., Oct 22nd

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Partnering Toward Discovery events are designed to encourage basic science and clinical postdoctoral fellows and residents, as well as their faculty, to come together to interact and learn about the different facets of specific research projects at Johns Hopkins.

Join us for refreshments and a presentation on the clinical and research aspects of chemotherapy resistance and the epigenetics of colorectal cancer.

Faculty Speaker: Dr. Nita Ahuja, M.D

Postdoctoral fellow speakers:
Anup Sharma, Ph.D. and Valerie Lee, M.D.

When:: October 22 (Thursday), 2015, 4:00 PM

Where: West Room, Welch Library, 2nd Floor

Questions?  Contact Jineta Banerjee

UPCOMING JHPDA EVENTS                               

Shuttle Social at Gordon Biersch, Thu., Oct 22nd

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JHPDA invites you to a shuttle social at Gordon Biersch in the beautiful Harbor East! Just look for the balloon.

When: Thursday, Oct 22, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: 1000 Lancaster St., Baltimore

Transportation: Take the free Charm City Circulator’s Green line, stop # 107

Questions? Email postdoc@jhmi.edu

International wine tasting, Wed., Oct. 28th

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Come join us for an international wine tasting event on campus!! We will have different types of white and red wines from all over the world. Free for postdocs and $5 for guests (1 guest maximum). Limited space available, so sign-up now!

When: Wednesday, Oct. 28th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: West Lecture hall Pre-function lounge

            (Wood Basic Science Building basement)

RSVP here - required!

Questions? Email Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson

JHPDA Halloween Party, Fri.,Oct. 30th

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Come join us for the JHPDA Halloween Party!

-  Free Drinks, Free Snacks, Free Candy!

-  Costume optional, but prize for best costume!

-  Optional meet-up at pub on the JHMI-

   Homewood shuttle route afterwards.

-  All Postdocs Welcome

When: October 30th, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Where: Owens Auditorium Pre-function Area (between CRB-1 & CRB-2)

Questions? Email postdoc@jhmi.edu

Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee Survey

 Slides, Link 1

 Slides, Link 2

Recently DPAC hosted a "Women in Science" town hall event. If you missed out on the inspiring stories and informative discussions, you can still get an idea of the topics addressed by viewing the attached PowerPoints from the WIS presentations.

Please take 2-3 min to complete the the following survey - pertaining to topics discussed at WIS here

Questions? Contact Stanley or Dionna


 Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Office

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

Interested in a career in Outreach or in Science Writing?

Speakers: Raj Mukhopadhyay, Chief Science Correspondent & Geoff Hunt, Policy Outreach Coordinator with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. October 20, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, 1830 Building, Classroom 2-108

Teaching Topics and Tapas - The 21st Century University Teacher – Dr. Richard Shingles, October 21, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Levering Lounge, RSVP

Meso Scale Discovery Visits JHU

Info Session, Wednesday, October 28, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Rangos 490

Interviews, MSD will return Tuesday, November 3, (12 pm onwards) to interview interested candidates for specific positions, 1830 Building, Room 2-101

Applying to Medical School as a Postdoc/Graduate Student

Friday, October 30, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Wood Basic Science Auditorium

Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures- Commercialization Academy

Want to transition from academia? Training Employment Opportunities

Details of how to apply are HERE

Excellence in diversity from the NIH point of view- Dr. Hannah Valantine, Chief Scientific Officer for Training/Workforce Diversity will give her perspectives on NIH policies around diversity and other related matters at 2 pm on Monday October 26 in Hurd Hall.

Additional Professional Development Events

  • Welch Library Courses (upcoming courses)
  • Networking night with JHU Alumni organised by Hopkins Biotech Network. Wednesday, October 21, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Lebanese Taverna – Harbor East, Baltimore $10.00 for alumni and guests $5.00 for current Hopkins students / fellows. More details here and register here.
  • AstraZeneca Info Session, Wednesday, November 4, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Rangos 490, register here
  • Writing Accountability Groups (WAGs)
  • Hopkins Science Writing Program (details here and here)

Teaching Opportunities

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

Other Opportunities

  • The University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine and the Post-Doctoral Program Office are organizing the 2nd Annual Life Sciences Career Fair at the Miami 2016 Winter Symposium on inflammation. Register here posted 10/18
  • National Postdoctoral Association Releases Guidebook to Advance Postdoc Women. For more information visit here.
  • Tenure-Track Position In Genomics, W. M. Keck Science Department Claremont, California (US). Application begins 9/21. (posted 9/8)
  • Association of Women in Science - recruiting new Executive Board leaders (details; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)
  • Additional funding opportunities listed 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.

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) fellowship or grant  is accepting applications now. (Details here and here) posted 10/18
  • The T Rowe Price internship for next spring/summer is open for postdoctoral fellows. Invitations open for preliminary letters of interest. (details)
  • The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) call for applications (details) (posted 9/20)
  • Two paid internship positions open at Acidophil LLC to work on synthetic biology or infectious diseases area (details: here and here ). (posted 9/14)
  • ARPA-E Fellows 2015 due 10/16 (details)

Receive grant alerts here.

Events Around Baltimore

Upcoming Events

  • Yoga Remix, Mind and body Dance Party, November 6th, Homewood recreation center
  • The Occasional Symphony returns this Halloween to present a curated soundtrack for the legendary silent film NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR on Oct 31st. Purchase tickets here.
  •  Dan Meyer Choir presents “Cruisin’ Down Holliday Street” Nov. 22, 4:00pm,   Clifton Mansion.
  • ...and many more listed here!

Recurring Events

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

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