JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

28 September 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know?  Postdocs continue to get discounts at multiple businesses (both on- and off-campus) in honor of Hopkins Postdoc Appreciation Week! Details here.

IN BRIEF: Hopkins Postdoc Appreciation Week!

Following last week’s National Postdoc Appreciation week (NPAW), the JHPDA is pleased to present Hopkins Postdoc Appreciation Week - a 2nd week of events and discounts! Our Postdoc Appreciation series will culminate with our annual BBQ, POSTDOCtoberfest (details below).  We look forward to seeing you at this week’s events!!

**Click on the event titles for larger image** 


Benefits coffee break 

2:30 - 4:00 pm

MRB 181


Yoga Dance party 

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Turner Concourse



Movie night: Intouchables

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Rangos 490




6:00 - 8:00 pm

Ross Courtyard

(Rain date: Friday, 10/02)

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA Monthly Meeting

Learn about ongoing JHPDA programming and events. Open to all!

When: Wednesday, 10/07, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Where: Miller Research Building, 181

Contact: Chelsea Qinjie Zhou

Diversity Postdoc Alliance
Committee Meeting

When: Monday, 9/28, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Where: MRB/BRB Daily Grind

Contact: Dionna Williams

Internationals Committee Meeting

When: Tuesday, 9/29, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Where: Cobblestone Cafe (near Einstein’s Bagels)

Contact: Beth Zucconi

Socials Committee Meeting

When: Wednesday, 10/07, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Where: Atwaters

Contact: Justin La Favor

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.

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.

Great, inexpensive photography

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

NSF 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. 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

Complimentary career advice ebooks

The Global Academic Careers Guide

Career Development Toolkit 4 Researchers

Research Publications Planner

Co-authoring - Getting Started

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Office

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

Interviewing for Career Success - Oct. 5, 12:15 - 1:15 pm; Mock interview*: Oct. 9, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Room W5008.

*Lecture attendance is required in order to sign up for the mock interview.

Two Workshops on the UCSC Genome Browser - Oct. 5, Tilghman Auditorium.

1. 8:00 - 11:00 am: Overview & introduction to data analysis. Register here.

2. 12:00 - 3:00 pm: Hands-on experience working with the Table Browser, Custom Tracks, BLAT and other tools. Register here.

Help Maryland Students Prepare For A World Of Opportunity - Maryland Business Roundtable for Education Training Session - Oct. 7, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Wood Basics Auditorium, PCTB. Register here.

Additional Professional Development Events

  • Workshop on De-Identifying Human Subjects Data for Sharing - Oct. 12, 12:00 - 1:00 pm (details and RSVP)
  • Visualizing Science Policy 20x20 & Resource Fair hosted by AAAS - Oct. 1, 5:30 - 9:00 pm, Washington, DC (details and RSVP)
  • Getting that Paper out the Door: Pearls & Pitfalls for Publishing - Oct. 6, 8:30 - 10:00 am. Presented by Dr. David Yousem; RSVP
  • The Power of Nice: How to Negotiate so Everyone Wins - Especially You! - Oct. 8. With Ron Shapiro (details; pre registration required)
  • 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

  • Awards to support postdocs Investigating Diet and Cancer Prevention; $7,000/year, FY 2016-2018, due 10/15. (details) (posted 9/28)
  • AAAS 3rd Annual Visualizing Science Policy 20x20 & Resource Fair Oct 1st Washington D.C. (details) (posted 9/21)
  • National Postdoctoral Association is looking for people to share effective models of PDO and PDA relationships for their myPDO’s October webinar session. Please contact Leslie Beckman if you are interested. (posted 9/14)
  • Join NPA for just $10 - discounted membership fee only in Sept (details).(posted 9/14) 
  • Tenure-Track Position In Genomics, W. M. Keck Science Department Claremont, California (US). Application begins 9/21. (posted 9/8)
  • Tenure-track position in Cellular Biochemistry and Physiology, Haverford College Haverford, Pennsylvania (US). Submission due 10/2 (posted 9/8)
  • National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) 2016 Annual Meeting call for workshops, innovation in action sessions & posters (due 10/02, details)
  • Association of Women in Science recruiting new Executive Board leaders (details; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)

              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.

  • Postdoc position:  work on a large-scale neuroimaging project funded by the Indiana CTSI. (details) (posted 9/20)
  • 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)
  • Cancer/molecular biology postdoc position in the neuro lab, Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger (Hopkins SOM) (details) (posted 8/24)


All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Receive grant alerts here.

Other opportunities can be found here.

Events Around Baltimore

Upcoming Events

  • Baltimore Orioles free giveaways at games - promotion schedule!
  • OktoBEARfest at the Baltimore Zoo, 10/17 (details)
  • Dan Meyer Choir presents “Cruisin’ down Holliday Street” 11/22, 4 pm, Clifton Mansion.
  • ...and many more listed here!

Recurring Events

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

Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association


 Website  LinkedIn  Blog  Facebook  Twitter 

 Submit a blog entry  Review a business