Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association

Weekly Bulletin, 14th August 2017

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In this bulletin:

Fall Orientation

Shuttle Social

Career Fair  

Did you know? Postdocs are welcome to join the Hopkins SOM graduate students and hike the Bear Church Rock in Virginia on September 16th. Required pre-hike logistics meeting on Wednesday September 6th at 5:00 in the GSA lounge. More information and RSVP details here.

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                       Postdoc Fall Orientation, Thurs, Aug 17

JHPDA invites all postdoctoral fellows from the School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Nursing to attend the fall orientation! This event will provide information related to many aspects of postdoctoral life at Hopkins. Coffee, tea and snacks provided!

When: Thursday, Aug 17th, 3 pm - 4.30 pm

Where: Darner Conference Room, Ross G007

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Registration: Click here!                                                            

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                                Shuttle Social, Thurs, Aug 17

JHPDA invites all postdoctoral fellows to socialize and network with other postdocs after the orientation.

When: Thursday, Aug 17th, 5 pm - 7 pm

Where: Helmand Kabobi Restaurant.

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    Biomedical PhD Career Fair, Tue, Aug 29

Biomedical PhD Career Fair is happening on Aug 29th, 10am-3pm. The following companies will be conducting on-site interviews during the Career Fair. Visit the Career Fair website to read more about job openings and for instructions on how to submit your application. The deadline for submitting your application for an on-site interview is Tuesday, August 22.
·         FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine
·         Janssen Research and Development
·         Lifescience Dynamics
·         PapGene
·         Siemens Healthineers
Another company will be added to those interviewing in the next few days.

When: Tuesday, Aug 29th, 10am-3pm

Where: Turner Concourse

Register here!                                                  

                                               Health and Wellness Focus Groups, Thurs., August 24

The University Health Services’ Office of Wellness and Health Promotion is holding two focus groups in the coming weeks for students, postdoctoral fellows, and residents to share their perspectives and recommendations for wellness needs on the East Baltimore campus.  What could the University be doing better to facilitate student/trainee health and wellness?  What are the most pressing needs and opportunities in terms of physical, emotional, social, and financial well-being?

When, Where: Thursday August 24th 5:15-6:30 pm, E6519 in JHSPH building (615 N. Wolfe St)


Outdoor Summer Yoga Series

All students, trainees, staff and faculty are invited to join us for weekly outdoor yoga classes this summer! Whether you are new to yoga or practice regularly, join us to exercise your body and refresh your mind.

Summer schedule: click here

Sponsored by University Health Services’ Office of Wellness and Health Promotion.  For more information, please contact Patti Anderson at

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

Professional Development Committee 

When: Friday, August, 18th, 5 pm, Where: Helmand Kabobi, Contact:

International Committee 

When: Wednesday, August, 23rd, 12 pm, Where: MRB Daily Grind, Contact:

Socials Committee 

When: Thursday, August, 24th, 9 am, Where: Atwaters Cafe, Contact:

Professional Development Opportunities

  • Deadline approaching for the Scientific Writing Retreat offered as part of the Cold Spring Harbor ENABL scholarship program (September 8th). Partial financial support available for trainees (details) (posted 8/12)
  • Upcoming grant deadlines for postdocs: Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (Sept 6th: details), Physician-Scientist Institutional Program (Sept 28th: details) & Career Awards for Medical Scientists (Oct 3rd: details)
  • Registration is now open for the Keck Graduate Institute. For more details click here.
  • Registration is now open for the ASCB- EMBO meeting in Philadelphia this December 2nd - 6th (details) (posted 6/5)
  • Applications are open for Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s 3rd Annual STEM Faculty Launch. Deadline August 11th. (details) (posted 5/22)

Jobs Board

Events Around Baltimore


JHPDA Executive Council

2016-2017 Officers

Co-president: Rachel Mulheren

Co-president: Antje Arnold

Treasurer: Georg Oeltzschner

Secretary: Sara Rego Partearroyo

Committee Chairs

Communications: Kartik Temburnikar and Amrita Datta Chaudhuri

International: Christina Castellani

Policy and Advocacy: Grace Kim and Akansha Sehgal

Professional Development: Jasvinder Singh and Aravinthkumar Jayabalan

Socials: Erin Brown

Diversity Postdoc Alliance: Dionna Williams  and Marc Edwards

SPH: Jing Sun and Collin Weigel

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:

Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association

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