JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

9 March 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu

Did you know?  While abstract submission for the 2nd annual postdoc retreat is now closed, you can still register until March 31st to attend! Visit the website for details, or click here to register!


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, April 1st, 5:30 pm

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

Upcoming JHPDA Committee Meetings

Socials committee

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

When: Tuesday, March 10th, 9:30 am

Where: Atwater’s Cafe

Contact: Justin La Favor 

Communications Committee

Come learn about the initiatives of the Communications Committee. Open to all!

When: Tuesday, March 10th, 11:00 am

Where: MRB/BRB Daily Grind Cafe

Contact: Cynthia Zhang

Future JHPDA Events 

Stay tuned for future JHPDA events!

JHPDA Executive Council 

2014-2015 Officers

Co-president: Corinne Pettigrew

Co-president: Casey Rebholz

Treasurer: Blythe Shepard

Secretary: Pankhuri Vyas

Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Cynthia Zhang and Anna Blice-Baum

International: Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson 

Policy and Advocacy: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Yuejin Li

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.

First annual Hopkins Sleep & Circadian Research Day

Organized by the Basic & Clinical Researchers studying Sleep & Circadian Rhythms at Johns Hopkins and local institutions. Awards will be given for the top clinical and basic talks and posters!

When: Monday June 22nd,  9:00 - 3:30 pm

Where: Chevy Chase Auditorium, Sheikh Zayed Building, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, Stanford University

Applications due: March 31st, 2015

For registration, abstract submission, and more information, please click here

Great, inexpensive photography

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

International Postdocs: Tax Help

The JHU Tax Office provides Nonresident Aliens tax preparation assistance through a software program called Glacier.  For more information about the program, and taxes in general, visit the JHU Tax Office website or the Tax Office’s FAQs.

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]

IN BRIEF: JHPDA Presentation Club, Wed., March 11th

Future dates available for sign-up!

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Join us at this week’s research presentation club event! We are excited to have two talks this week!

Come learn a thing or two about binge eating and listen to:

Does Growth in Childhood ADHD and Depression Symptoms Predict Binge-Eating during Adolescence?” by Kathryn Van Eck, Ph.D.

Learn about diabetic neuropathy and provide feedback for:

“Therapeutic Effect of BACE1 Inhibitor for Diabetic Neuropathy in a Mouse Model” by Yiyue Cynthia Zhang, Ph.D.

When: Wed, Mar 11th, noon-1:00 pm

Where: Preclinical Training Building (PCTB) 113/114

Lunch will be served.

Presentation club is a great way to practice your talk and receive peer feedback. Practice a lab talk, conference talk, or even job talk! Attendance is useful for both listeners and speakers. We often provide introductory “presentations pearls” by outside speakers on such topics as poster making, projecting authority, and many others!

Want to sign up for one of the following dates: Apr. 15th, May. 13th, Jun. 10th? Sign-up here

Questions? Contact Jineta or Xiang 


Office of Postdoctoral Affairs; Dr. Fauci Lectures, Wed., Mar. 11th

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As Director of NIAID, NIH, Dr. Fauci is well known for his work in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV/AIDS. He currently leads the world in preparing for, diagnosing, and treating the deadly infection, Ebola. It is an honor to have Dr. Fauci speak here at Hopkins as part of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Lecture series.


  • Lecture highlighting his career at the NIH for postdoc fellows and young scientists.

   When: Wed. March 11th, 11:00 am

   Where: Wood Basic Science Auditorium

  • Lecture describing the Ebola epidemic as the “Perfect Storm”.

   When: Wed. March 11th, 3:00 pm   

   Where: Hurd Hall

Questions? contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

JHPDA Skating Social at Patterson Park, Sat., Mar. 14th

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The JHPDA Socials Committee invites you to join fellow postdocs for ice skating at the Patterson Park ice skating rink. Meet at the ice rink for skating, then drinks and dinner afterwards.

When: Saturday, 3/14, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Where: Patterson Park ice skating rink, 200 South Linwood Avenue

Cost: General Admission is $4, skate rental is $2

Questions? Contact Mari

Look for the yellow JHPDA balloon to find fellow postdocs at the rink!


Additional Professional Development Events

Professional Development Office

Networking and Visibility

When: Monday, March 9th, 12:00 -2:00 pm

Where: 1830 Building, Room 2-108

Who you know does matter, and can help to predict career success! You can learn to network effectively, and increase your professional visibility.Choosing the right career can be a challenge. First, you will develop your elevator pitch. Second, you will gain insight about conducting informational interviews to help you reach the next step in your career. Click here to register.


Welch Library Courses

A list of upcoming Welch Library Courses can be found here.

  • “Data sources for health and medical research,” March 10th, 11:00 am; register here

Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy Events and Opportunities

  • “All about assessment”, March 13th, by Dr. Matthew Roller - covers the incorporation of various dimensions of assessment; includes a light supper and drinks; to RSVP, email pff.teachingacademy@jhu.edu.
  • Call for instructors for “HEART,” Hopkins Engineering Applications & Research Tutorials - paid teaching opportunity in the fall 2015; for an application form or questions, contact pff.teachingacademy@jhu.edu.

The Hopkins Graduate Student Consulting Club 

The Hopkins Graduate Student Consulting Club organizes regular workshops and bootcamps. Find the 2015 Spring Series here and visit their website here.

IEE March Grand Rounds

Title: The Future of Biomedical Research Training

Who: Jon R. Lorsch, PhD, Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health

When: Tuesday, March 17th, 4:00 -5:00 pm

Where: Ground floor auditorium of the Wood Basic Science Building

The Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) is delighted that Jon R. Lorsch, PhD, Director of the National Institute of General Medical Science, NIH, will speak at education Grand Rounds. His topic will be “The Future of Biomedical Research Training”. We will have ample time for discussion, and hope that you, and your colleagues, will attend this important session. Click here for details.

2015 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry program. Apply here by Sunday, April 5, 2015 at www.cas.org/futureleaders.

Successful Pharmaceutical Study Start-Up: Key Steps for Investigators Seminar. April 7, 2015 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., in the Tilghman Auditorium.

Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Biotechnology  (SMDP Biotech). Successful student applicants will receive fellowships in the 15-year-old program SMDP Biotech and virtually all expenses for this one-year program are covered.

The mentoring and professional development program will begin with a 5-day training session in Philadelphia, (June 13 – 18, 2015). Participants will also attend a major biotechnology conference.  The application deadline for these Fellowships is April 30th. Click here for details.

Other Opportunities

  • The Dan David Prize scholarship ($15K; closes 3/10, application; details about selected fields of interest)
  • New York Stem Cell Foundation is accepting applications for its annual Innovator Awards for early career investigators in the areas of translational stem cell research and neuroscience. (due 3/18, link)
  • L’Oréal For Women in Science fellowship program: five $60,000 grants for women in STEM fields (due 3/20; details)
  • Invitation To Leaders of Tomorrow summit. 3/31 (link)
  • 2015 ASCB-KGI course Managing Science in the Biotech Industry: An Intensive Course for PhD Students and Postdocs. Application deadline is 03/31; You must be an ASCB member to apply. Not a member? Join now.
  • Alzheimer’s disease Pilot Project Funding available, $30,000 direct costs (due 4/24; details)
  • Research Study, paid participation: Physical & Mental Fatigue Study (link)
  • Request for guest editors for Biochemistry Insights Journal (contact Mariana Figuera Losada)
  • Association of Women in Science is recruiting new leaders on their Executive Board (details; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)
  • Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Goucher College, Department of Chemistry (application)
  • The Lasker Foundation 2015 Research Challenge Essay Contest: http://www.laskerfoundation.org/programs/contest.htm. First prize is $10,000 and an opportunity to meet with the 2015 Lasker Award winners.   There are second and third prizes of $5,000 and $2,000 respectively. Deadline 05/04.


  • Volunteers needed for the middle school & high school statewide Maryland Science Olympiad (JHU on 4/11; see the flyer and website for more details)
  • AAAS STEM Volunteer Program (link; contact bcalinge@aaas.org)
  • Baltimore Green Works (volunteer)


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.

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Sarcoma Translational Biology (details; or email David Loeb, loebda@jhmi.edu)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Cellular and Molecular Shock Research at the Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases, UMD Baltimore (details)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Biochemistry/Enzymology at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development (JHU affiliate; link; if interested, contact james.barrow@libd.org)
  • Abbot laboratories: openings for Biomed/Molecular Biology, Virology Senior Scientist research positions: position1, position2, Principal scientist
  • Predicine: biotech start-up company looking for potential employees in the Bay Area, San Francisco (details here)
  • Technology Analyst (full-time) at JH Office of Technology Transfer; seeks PhD or Postdoc to help analyze & commercialize university-based technology (link)
  • Career opportunities, recruiting and programs at Mckinsey: Insight Healthcare and MD contact programs (due 4/12/15)  
  • Opportunities for employment (full or part-time) at In silico medicine, located at Johns Hopkins University eastern campus (details here)
  • Postdoctoral position to work on hiPSC-derived 3D models of retinal degenerative diseases in the lab of Dr. M. Valeria Canto-Soler (details here)
  • Biogen Idec Postdoctoral Program (link)
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Scientific Grants Manager (link)
  • AACP part-time research assistant (Start date 3/02/15, contact Kirsten Block)
  • Dignity Health - the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) Fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine (due 3/15/15, link)
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center (link)


All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here.

Receive grant alerts here.

Other opportunities can be found here.


Upcoming Events

  • Wicked the musical is coming to Baltimore in April, tickets here!
  • ...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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