JHPDA Weekly Bulletin
13 April 2015
Did you know? Nature has come on board with increasing awareness of the need for diverse career options for postdocs beyond academia. The full article can be found here.
IN BRIEF: Postdoc Retreat Survey
On behalf of the retreat planning committee, thank you for making Tuesday’s 2nd Annual Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Retreat a great success. We had around 250 fellows in attendance, 65 poster presentations, excellent speakers, and many successful breakout sessions and workshops. We hope you enjoyed the day’s programming and opportunities for exploring both academic and diverse career paths.
Resources from many of the workshops and breakout sessions can be found here on the postdoc retreat website, in the program under the individual sessions.
Please take a few minutes to complete the short retreat evaluation (even if you did not attend); we take your feedback very seriously and will use it to help us improve next year’s event. All postdocs who submit evaluations will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an Amazon gift card!
Postdoc Research Presentation club, Wednesday, April 15th
Shuttle Social at Kooper’s Tavern
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Professional Development Office
Spring 2015 Research Leadership
The new short-module format was so successful last fall that we are continuing it this spring, beginning April 14th! Research Leadership for Postdocs is now a series of 12 lunchtime modules. Sessions will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-1:30 in the 1830 Building, classroom 2-108. For the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) please pay by April 23, 2015. For more information, click here. Click here to register.
Interviewing for Career Success
When: Monday, April 20th; lecture: 12:15 - 1:15 pm; mock interview: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Where: W4030, School of Public Health
Register here. Hosted by The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Career Services Office and the JHMI Professional Development Office.
Career Options for Diverse PhDs
When: Tuesday, April 28th, 3:00-4:30pm
Where: 1830 E Monument St., room 2-108
Panel speakers will represent career options of science communication, research-based government jobs, and teaching-focused academic positions.
Information Session: Collaborative Teaching Fellows Programs - New options!
When: Monday, May 11th, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Where: Mountcastle Auditorium; 1st floor Preclinical Teaching Building, map
Did you know that Hopkins has partnered with the University of Maryland School of Medicine to expand the Teaching Fellow Programs? Teaching sites now include Notre Dame University of Maryland*, Goucher College, Stevenson University and Morgan State University. Join us at this information session to learn more from faculty and participants. (*Co-Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association.) Visit our website to learn about previous opportunities and teaching fellows!
Additional Professional Development Events
Welch Library Courses
A list of upcoming Welch Library Courses can be found here.
The Hopkins Graduate Student Consulting Club
Effective Science Communication
Effective written and oral communication is crucial for achieving academic success, yet is often overlooked in graduate coursework. Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 - 11:00 am in classroom 2-108 in the 1830 building to learn the fundamentals of all types of science communication.
For topics and more details, visit the course website.
Questions? Contact Liz Meier
Hopkins Science Writing Program
Online/low-residency Science Writing Program. Postdocs have multiple options for gaining training, including a Master of Arts degree (9 courses), a Graduate Certificate program (5 courses), and individual classes. Except for week-long residencies, courses are online. To learn more, see this flyer or visit this site.
Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Biotechnology (SMDP Biotech) Successful applicants will receive fellowships in the 15-year-old program SMDP Biotech, covering virtually all expenses for this one-year program. Mentoring and professional development program begins with 5-day training session; participants also attend a major biotechnology conference (fellowship applications due 4/30; details here).
AACR Associate member council for programs for early-career scientists
When: April 18 - 22
For more details, click here
Events from Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE)
These events are open to all and the registration fees are waived for graduate students and postdocs.
A day-long conference featuring a keynote address entitled "Medical, Biomedical and Health Professions Education: Five Changes that Can Make a Difference" by distinguished educator L. Dee Fink, PhD.
When: Friday, April 17, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Armstrong Medical Education Building 1600 McElderry Street
More information can be found here
Registration for IEE Summer Teaching Camp is open to postdocs. More information can be found here.
When: Thursday July 31 and Friday August 1, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Armstrong Medical education building
FELLOWSHIP & JOB OPPORTUNITIES
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.
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