JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

2 March 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu

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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, March 4th, 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 

JHPDA Postdoc Ice Skating outing

rescheduled - stay tuned for the new date!

JHPDA Executive Council 

2014-2015 Officers

Co-president: Corinne Pettigrew

Co-president: Casey Rebholz

Treasurer: Jeff Norris

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: Postdoc Retreat: Oh the places you’ll go: Abstracts due in 1 week!

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The JHPDA and HW-PDA invite all postdocs to attend our 2nd annual postdoc retreat entitled “Oh the places you’ll go: Academic and diverse career paths for postdocs.”

Visit the retreat website for details!

When: April 7th, 2015, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Where: Turner Concourse and Auditorium, Hopkins East Baltimore campus

Abstract deadline: March 7th

Registration deadline: March 31st - Register here

This event will feature:

  • Closing remarks from President Daniels
  • Plenary speakers Dan Beaudry, “Diving in Deep: The Self-Driven Job Search,” and Gerald Klickstein, “From Job Search to Job Offer: Strategies to Succeed and Each Stage.”
  • Breakout sessions and workshops focusing on your future!
  • Diverse careers roundtable discussion
  • Academic careers panel discussion
  • Academic job application workshop
  • Transferrable skills and IDP workshop
  • Opportunities for YOU to present your research to fellow postdocs and judges - with a chance to win travel awards!


Office of Postdoctoral Affairs lecture series: Anthony S. Fauci
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.


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

   When: 11:00 am

   Where: Wood Basic Science Auditorium

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

   When: 3:00 pm

   Where: Hurd Hall

Questions? contact postdoc@jhmi.edu


JHPDA Research Presentation Club: Spring dates!

Come join the Research Presentation Club! Practice presenting a talk/poster of your choice with the JHPDA Research Presentation Club! Receive feedback from a friendly audience of fellow postdocs and graduate students. Each month’s event also features valuable tips from an expert in presentation skills.

Not yet ready for a talk? Come and listen to a fellow postdoc practice over lunch (provided!) and help out by providing feedback.

When: Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Dates: Mar. 11th, Apr. 15th, May. 13th, Jun. 10th

Sign-up here

Questions? Contact Jineta or Xiang 

Additional Professional Development Events

Professional Development Office


When: Tuesday, March 3rd, 9:00am -4:00 pm

Where: 1830 Building, Room 2-108

Among the topics covered:  the federal grant process and “grant culture”, mechanisms of particular interest to new investigators, choosing a “fundable” research problem, writing a competitive application, developing a budget and budget justification, the NIH system of peer review, and non-federal funding sources.

Click here to register

Career Talk (Co-sponsored by JHPDA PDC)

Title: Opportunities with AstraZeneca Biologics Manufacturing Center

Who: Kate Surdez, Director, People Services and Brian Stamper, Scientist II, AstraZeneca

When: Wednesday, March 4th, 2015, 2-4 pm,

Where: Mountcastle Auditorium, First Floor, Pre-Clinical Teaching Building

Kate Surdez, Director, People Services, and Brian Stamper, Scientist II, AstraZeneca Biologics are coming to Johns Hopkins East Baltimore campus to discuss career opportunities at the Frederick manufacturing site and to answer your job search questions! Take advantage of this unique networking opportunity! Please register here, and click here for more details.

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.


Public Health Career Fair

When: Friday, March 6th, 10:00am -3:00 pm

Where: Bloomberg School of Public Health Building, 615 N. Wolfe St. Baltimore, MD 21205

Held on the medical institutions campus, this career fair attracts dozens of employers from around the world - and provides students and alumni with an opportunity to search for jobs and build relationships with professionals in their field of interest. The Public Health Career Fair provides a convenient location for agency representatives from around the country to meet students, faculty and alumni to discuss organization functions, employment opportunities, consultancies, internships, and career information for public health graduates and professionals. Graduate students from the Johns Hopkins Schools of Public Health, Medicine, Nursing and Business, as well as from surrounding colleges and universities are invited to participate. Details here,  list of current registered employers available.

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.

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)
  • 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)


  • 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.

  • Senior Scientist opportunity at NIEHS/NIH (due 3/6/15, details)
  • 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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