JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

7 July 2014

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu

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Did you know? The JHPDA is organizing a “Postdoc Orientation” for new and current postdocs! Missing important information? Questions about your time here? Come to the Postdoc Orientation! More details below and pre-register here!


New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

Communications Committee

When: Tuesday, July 8th, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Where: Daily Grind, 3rd floor MRB

Contact: Corinne Pettigrew

Socials Committee

When: Thursday, July 10th (NEW DATE), 12:00 - 1:00pm

Where: Life of Reilly Pub

2031 E Fairmount

Contact: Justin La Favor

Future JHPDA Events

International Lunch & Chat

When: Monday, July 28th, 12:30-1:30pm

Where: PCTB  Room 113/114 (map)

Contact: Thibault Mauxion

Shuttle Social

When: Thursday, July 31st, 6:00-8:00pm

Where: Wharf Rat (Fells Point)

801 S Ann St.

Travel: FREE Charm City Circulator:

Green line stop 105 (more info)

Contact: Justin La Favor

JHPDA Executive Council 

2013-2014 Officers

Co-president: Blythe Shepard

Co-president: Nick Puts

Treasurer: Jeff Norris

Secretary:  Corinne Pettigrew

2014-2015 Officers

Co-president: Stephen Gee

Co-president: Corinne Pettigrew

Treasurer: Jeff Norris

Secretary:  Pankhuri Vyas

Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Corinne Pettigrew and 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

Fulbright Postdoc Awards available

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars, administers the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.


Many of these post-doctoral opportunities are All Discipline Research awards, with durations ranging from 4 to 20 months.

Find more information here

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 Blog, Life after the Doctorate: Experiments and Experiences in Baltimore

Featured Articles: 

Finding a roommate (by MB Nebel)

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IN BRIEF: Introducing the 2014-2015 JHPDA Officers!

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Congratulations to our newly elected officers. We wish them all the best for the upcoming JHPDA 2014-2015 year!

Co-president: Stephen Gee

Co-president: Corinne Pettigrew

Treasurer: Jeff Norris

Secretary:  Pankhuri Vyas

If you see them in the hallway, feel free to say hi, you'll be seeing their faces a lot this year!

Clinical Fellows Needed!

The JHPDA is searching for a clinical fellow to serve on the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC). The GMEC Committee meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month (except August) at noon. Click here to see what they do.

If interested, please sign up here.

JHPDA needs you!

Are you passionate about things in addition to science research? If so, we’d love to talk with you about them. 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

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.


World Cup Semi-final Viewing Party, Tues. July 8 and Wed. 9

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July 8, Tuesday Matchup

Brazil vs. Germany

July 9, Wednesday Matchup

Netherlands vs. Argentina

When: Tues. and Wed., July 8 and 9,

3:30-until you are ready to leave,

Matches start at 4pm!

Where: James Joyce Irish Pub

616 S. President St.

Travel: FREE Charm City Circulator:

Green line stop 108 (more info)

Food: Appetizers will be provided

Postdoc Orientation, Thurs., July 10

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Are you new to The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine? Have you been here a while, but want to learn more about Hopkins resources?


Come hear university officials talk with you about ways to get the most out of your postdoctoral   fellowship.

Pre-Register for this event here!

Includes a snack food and beverage break!

When: Thursday, July 10, 2:30 - 4pm

Where: Darner Conference Room, Miller Research Building (MRB), Room G007, ground floor near the fountain (map)

Who: ALL (new or established) postdoctoral fellows, regardless of affiliation, may attend; however, some provided information may be more relevant to those in the School of Medicine.  

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu with questions.


Professional Development Office (PDO) Events:

Lunch & Learn Seminar Series

On Wednesdays over your lunch break, come discuss important topics that leverage your marketability when looking for a job. There are 5 themes being offered:

  • July 9: Identifying Transferable Skills - What they are all about
  • July 23: Looking into diverse careers - Discussion
  • July 30: Government Jobs - Differences in the resume & where to look for jobs
  • August 6: The power of LinkedIn
  • August 13: Repeat: Identifying Transferable Skills - What they are all about


Register: Register here (for headcount purposes only); you may attend any or all seminars, there is no restriction

When: Wednesday, 12:00-1:00pm, dates listed above

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

Teaching Fellows Programs - DUE Thurs. 7/10

New Teaching Fellow Programs Website, please click here!

Attention all East Baltimore Postdocs! Interested in gaining mentored teaching experience at a local college or university? Johns Hopkins has partnered with the University of Maryland School of Medicine to expand the Teaching Fellow Programs.

Teaching sites now include: Notre Dame University of Maryland*, Towson University, Loyola University of Maryland, Goucher College, and Stevenson University [*Co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association]


Please read the program descriptions carefully as there are different time commitments, requirements, and expectations. You may apply to one or more of the programs if you meet the qualifications. Directions and individual fact sheets can be found here. A common online application is used with a place to indicate which program(s) you are applying for. Click here to apply.

Your Research Career – Summer Intersession

This intensive five-day course introduces JHMI professional students, graduate students and fellows to the most important uses for scientific communication. Learn how to apply for your first NIH or other peer-reviewed grant (Mon - Tue); how to write a research paper (Thu); and how to plan, organize and deliver an effective research talk or poster, including appropriate design and use of graphics (Fri). Wednesday will cover various aspects of Research Leadership for students.


When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, July 14, 15, 17, 18, 2014, 9:00am – 12:30pm (Students and Postdocs):  You may attend any or all days.

Wednesday, July 16, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  (Students ONLY)

Where: Mountcastle Auditorium; 1st floor Preclinical Teaching Building (map)

Register: Register here

Other Opportunities

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

  • July 9, Drugs/Biologics/Vaccine/Devices Symposium: “Drug Delivery Research across the Translational Pathway”
  • July 14, Biomarkers and Diagnostic Testing Symposium: “The Importance of Secondary Data Analyses in the New Era of Biomarker and Diagnostic Imaging”; to present a poster at this symposium, contact Dr. Liz Selvin
  • Pathways to Commercialization at JHU, 7/09, 12pm; link
  • Johns Hopkins Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, 7/17-8/29 (more details; register here by 6/30)
  • Webinar: Getting the Right Job at a Startup Company, 7/17, 12pm; link
  • Data scientist training program, 6-week fellowship, 9/08-10/17 (more details)
  • 2nd Global EURAXESS Science Slam North America 2014; link
  • Access to the latest research for postdoc scholars in between-jobs; 8/31 deadline, link
  • Lasker Essay Contest in Support of Medical Research; 8/08 deadline, link
  • Research Study: Paid for participation in a Physical and Mental Fatigue Study, link.


Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions here.

  • Brides Against Breast Cancer, July 12-13 (volunteer here)
  • American Cancer Society Food and Wine Tasting Event, July 27 (event link here; volunteer here)
  • Project Bridge www.projbridge.com
  • AAAS STEM Volunteer Program (link; contact: bcalinge@aaas.org)
  • Baltimore Green Works (volunteer here)


Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions here.

  • Scientific Analyst, Thomson Reuters, Rockville, MD (link)
  • Associate Director, iBiology (link)
  • Equity Research Fellow (link)
  • Armenise-Harvard Career Development Awards (deadline 7/15; 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.

Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association


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