JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

8th May 2017

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know?  Register here to learn about the 2 year journey of HBN’s entrepreneurial mentorship program and participate in their networking event this Wednesday, May 10th at 5pm .


New Content

  • Diversity in leadership panel
  • Research Presentation Club
  • Book club

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA monthly meeting 

When: Wednesday, June, 7th, 5:30pm

Where: PCTB 113

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

Policy & Advocacy committee meeting 

When: Tuesday, May, 9th, 12pm

Where: MRB Daily Grind

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

Socials committee meeting 

When: Wednesday, May, 10th, 9am

Where: Atwater’s

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


Upcoming Events

Diversity in Leadership Panel, Tue., May 9th

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We are excited to announce our second event on the Diversity in Leadership Panels series--Immigrants in Leadership Panel. This event will take place on May 9th, 2017. We encourage everyone to attend, including students, faculty, and staff as well as postdocs - regardless of your background!

Panel discussion:

2:00-3:00 PM , Sheldon Hall, W1214

Catered reception with panelists:

3:00-4:00 PM, The Gallery

Please RSVP and share your questions for the panel here:

Questions:Email Jing Sun

Research Presentation Club, Wed., May 10th

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Please join us for the May JHPDA Research Presentation Club for 2 exciting talks! Lunch provided.

Expert Pearl talk by Professor Kathy Wilson on “Talks and Jobs: It’s about the Science” &

Postdoc presentation: “The Essentials of essential tremor” by Dr. Martin Kronenbuerger


When: Wednesday, May 10th, 12:00 - 1pm

Where: PreClinical Teaching Building (PCTB), Room 113

Organized by the JHPDA Professional Development Committee.

Book Club, Tue., May 23rd

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At the next JHPDA book club we will be discussing The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Based on a true story and some of it happened at Hopkins!


Light refreshments will be provided.


When: Tuesday May 23rd,5:30-6:30pm

Where: TBC

Questions: postdoc@jhmi.edu

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

  • Cast your vote here before 3pm  today for the SKCC Director’s teaching award recognizing outstanding educators and mentors. (details)  (posted 5/8)
  • 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)
  • A series of neuroethics lectures by James Giordano, Ph.D. sponsored by the T32 Fellowship Program. The next talks will be June 9. (details) (posted 3/20)
  • Become an affiliate member of the National Postdoctoral Association for FREE (details) (posted (9/26)

Fellowship and Job Opportunities

  • The Hartwell Foundation – Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2017,Internal Deadline: May 15, 2017, Sponsor Deadline: June 30, 2017. For each Nominee selected for the Individual Biomedical Research Award, the sponsoring participating institution will receive a Hartwell Fellowship to fund one postdoctoral candidate selected from areas of biomedical science who exemplifies the values of the Foundation. Each Fellowship will provide support for two years at $50,000 direct cost per year. (Details)  (posted 4/17).
  • UB Primary Care Research Fellowship Training program is accepting applications for a post-doc NRSA clinician fellow (details) (posted 4/17)

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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