JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

10th April 2017

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know? The HW-PDA is hosting a postdoc retreat in the Homewood campus on Thursday, April 13 (2 PM - 3:30 PM) and Friday, April 14 (3:30 PM – 4:30 PM), with the theme "Knowing your rights: From immigration to intellectual property". Please register here by April 12th.


New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA monthly meeting 

When: Wednesday, May, 3rd, 5:30pm

Where: PCTB 113

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

Policy & Advocacy committee meeting 

When: Tuesday, April 11th, 12:00-1:00pm

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

Socials committee meeting 

When: Tuesday, April 11th, 9:00-10:00am

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu


JHPDA Executive Council 

2016-2017 Officers

Co-president: Nick Wyhs

Co-president: Justin La Favor

Treasurer: Georg Oeltzschner

Secretary: Adele Goman

Committee Chairs

Communications: Pankhuri Vyas and Premraj Rajkumar 

International: Beth Zucconi and Antje Arnold 

Policy and Advocacy: Rachel Mulheren and Grace Kim

Professional Development: Anup Sharma and Madhu Roy

Socials: Nicholas Simon and Erin Brown

Diversity Postdoc Alliance: Dionna Williams  and Marc Edwards

SPH: Julia Raifman and Jing Sun

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 join our 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

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.

Postdoc of the Month Awards

The Journal of Postdoctoral Research has Postdoc of the Month awards. More information here.


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


Free networking website that enables researchers to identify and connect with thousands of potential collaborators worldwide.

Complimentary career advice ebooks

The Global Academic Careers Guide

Career Development Toolkit 4 Researchers

Research Publications Planner

Co-authoring - Getting Started


IN BRIEF: 4th Annual Postdoctoral Retreat,  Wed., April 12

The Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association (JHPDA) and the Homewood Postdoctoral Association (HW-PDA) formally invite you to attend our Fourth Annual Postdoctoral Retreat

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When: Wednesday, April 12 2017

Where: Turner Concourse meeting space on the East Baltimore campus  

Open to: All Hopkins postdoctoral fellows across all Hopkins campuses and institutes, Postdoctoral fellows at UM-Baltimore and NIH Bayview campus. On-site registration available Wednesday!

This year's retreat will focus on strategies for success in personal branding and scientific communication. Former United States Senator Barbara Mikulski will be speaking at the Postdoctoral Retreat on science policy, medical and public health research, how to deal with ‘alternate facts’ and more! This session is open to all postdocs, grad students, faculty, and staff members. Please encourage your friends, lab mates, and PI’s to attend.

Click here for more event details!

Upcoming Events

Research Presentation club

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Hone your presentation skills with the JHPDA Research Presentation Club!

Practice presenting a talk/poster of your choice. Receive feedback from a friendly audience of fellow postdocs and graduate students. Get valuable tips from an expert in the field on presentation skills!


Don’t have enough data yet? Practice your presentation skills on any area of research of your choice


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


When: Wed, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Sign up here  for the Spring dates!

Questions? Contact Anup Sharma or Madhu Roy

Tax Q&A with Hopkins Credit Union and community CPA Joe Musumeci

JHPDA Policy and Advocacy Committee recently organized a tax info session in association with Hopkins Credit Union and community CPA Joe Musumeci.

For a summary of important pointers and useful links related to the discussion, please click on the link here:

Tax info session notes

To learn more about Policy and Advocacy Committee and the JHPDA, please visit our website http://jhpda2.jhu.edu/home/committees

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development and Careers Office

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

  • Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures - Commercialization Academy (details)

Additional Professional Development Events

  • Apply for a Bio-Trac® Training Programs at MedImmune (details) (posted 10/3)
  • Access JHU Membership Benefits to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) (More Details, Webinar Calendar)
  • Welch Library Courses (upcoming courses)
  • Effective Science Communication course series (website, schedule)
  • Writing Accountability Groups (WAGs)
  • Hopkins Science Writing Program (details here and here)
  • Registration is now open for the Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (details) (posted 3/13)

Teaching Opportunities

  • Center for Integration of Research Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)
  • Program overview here 
  • Johns Hopkins School of Education
  • Graduate certificate programs & online programs in education (details)

Other Opportunities

  • Science Policy Advocacy Communication Engagement (SPACE) is conducting their advocacy training program this April 14th. RSVP here (details)(posted 4/10)
  • The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Fellow Research Day will take place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Registration and Abstract Deadline: April 24, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST (posted 4/2)
  • ASHG is now accepting applications for the Trainee Director position on the Society’s Board of Directors. Applications are due April 14  (posted 4/2)
  • A series of neuroethics lectures by James Giordano, Ph.D. sponsored by the T32 Fellowship Program. The next two talks will be April 21 and June 9. (details) (posted 3/20)
  • Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association-DC chapter (SAPA-DC) (details) (posted 3/13)
  • Registration is now open for the 2017 Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) Education conference.(details) (posted 3/6)
  • Become an affiliate member of the National Postdoctoral Association for FREE (details) (posted (9/26)

Fellowship and Job Opportunities

Visit the Johns Hopkins PDCO jobs board site for updated listings, including job postings and postdoctoral fellowships in a variety of science careers across disciplines.

Receive grant alerts here.

Events Around Baltimore

Visit http://baltimore.org/events or the Culture Fly calendar.

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