JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

16 November 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know? There are a number of holiday-themed events in the Baltimore area. Check out the “Events around Baltimore” section below for a few listings!


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: Wed., Dec. 2nd, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Where: Miller Research Building, 181

Contact: Chelsea Qinjie Zhou

JHPDA Diversity Postdoc Alliance Committee Meeting

Learn about DPAC’s committee and initiatives. Open to all!

When: Mon., Nov. 23rd, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Where: MRB/BRB Daily Grind

Contact: Dionna Williams

JHPDA Internationals Committee Meeting

Learn about and help plan future internationally-themed events. Open to all!

When: Tues., Nov. 24th, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Where: Cobblestone Cafe (near Einstein’s Bagels)

Contact: Beth Zucconi 

JHPDA Executive Council 

2015-2016 Officers

Co-president: Stanley Andrisse

Co-president: Rohan Gupta

Treasurer: Nick Wyhs

Secretary: Chelsea Qinjie Zhou

Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Anna Blice-Baum and Pankhuri Vyas

International: Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson 

Policy and Advocacy: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Xiang Xu

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

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.

Great, inexpensive photography

The Department of Pathology, JHMI offers excellent photography services. More information 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]

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: Play intramural sports with fellow postdocs!

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Interested in meeting fellow postdocs in a casual, sports setting? The JHPDA invites you to play co-ed basketball (Tuesdays starting 12/01) or dodgeball (Wednesdays starting 12/02) at the Cooley Center this winter season!

Games are 1h long and are held at either 6:30, 7:30, or 8:30 pm. The season runs for ~8 weeks and two female players are required on the court at all times.

Sign up here by Tuesday, November 17th!

Cost: $200 team fee (dodgeball) or $330 (basketball) to be split among team members. All players must be Cooley Center members -OR- purchase a short term membership for $50. Email Justin with questions.

Upcoming JHPDA Events

Diwali, Wed., Nov 18th

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Join your fellow postdocs in a celebration of Diwali! Hosted by the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association.

When: Wednesday, Nov 18, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Owens Pre function Area (1st floor of Koch Cancer Research Building (CRB-2)

Questions? Email postdoc@jhmi.edu

Thanksgiving Dessert & Coffee, Thu., Nov 19

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The JHPDA Internationals Committee invites you to an afternoon Thanksgiving dessert and coffee break!

When: Thursday, Nov 19, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Where: Greenhouse Cafe (PCTB building)

Questions? Email Beth

Shuttle Social at City Cafe, Thu., Nov 19

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JHPDA invites you to a Shuttle Social at City Cafe in the Mount Vernon! Just look for the balloon.

When: Thursday, Nov 19, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: 1001 Cathedral St., Baltimore

Transportation: JHMI-Homewood Shuttle to the Monument Stop

Questions? Email postdoc@jhmi.edu

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development 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

Want to transition from academia? Training Employment Opportunities

Details of how to apply are HERE

Additional Professional Development Events

  • Welch Library Courses (upcoming courses)
  • Effective Science Communication course series (website, schedule)
  • Writing Accountability Groups (WAGs)
  • Hopkins Science Writing Program (details here and here)
  • Science of Learning and Gateway Sciences Symposia: Excellence in Teaching and Learning in the Sciences; JHU campus, Jan 11-12 (details & registration)

Teaching Opportunities

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

Other Opportunities

  • Volunteer opportunity, Hopkins Robotics Cup, Jan 30 at Homewood; multiple positions available (judges, referees, field personnel, etc., no experience necessary) Contact Margaret Strong or register here (posted 11/16)
  • Information session: International internship opportunity in industry, government or academic labs; Whitaker International Program, Nov 17 (details) (posted 11/16)
  • Pathways to Life Science Industry - webinars series by Keck Graduate Institute: Nov 11, Nov 20, Dec 1 (click dates to register) (posted 11/08)
  • Call for healthcare business idea applications (win $150k) through OneStart, a life sciences & healthcare accelerator program; applications due Dec 1; details (posted 11/08)
  • American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) annual meeting in San Diego, Dec 12-16; register here (posted 11/08)
  • Download free booklet on marketable skills and transition to the next phase of your career (from Science Magazine; here) (posted 11/02)
  • National Postdoctoral Association Releases Guidebook to Advance Postdoc Women: more information here

Fellowship and Job Opportunities

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.

  • Academic Program Manager position, JHMI Professional and Career Development Office (details) (posted 11/16)
  • Postdoctoral fellow opportunity at Johns Hopkins in vascular surgery outcomes research with Dr. Mahmoud Malas (details) (posted 11/16)
  • Postdoctoral position with Dr. Harhaj to study signaling mechanisms of NF-B activation by the oncogenic human T-cell leukemia virus (details) (posted 11/02)
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) fellowship or grant  is accepting applications now. (Details here due Nov 15 and here due Dec 15)
  • The T Rowe Price internship for next spring/summer is open for postdoctoral fellows; preliminary letters of interest invited (details)
  • Call for applications, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania & the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) (due Dec 14, details)
  • Director-level position at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (due Nov 20, details)

Receive grant alerts here.

Events Around Baltimore

Upcoming Events

Recurring Events

For other local events, visit http://baltimore.org/events or the Culture Fly calendar.

Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association


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