International game and dinner: Thu., Mar. 26th
The JHPDA International Committee aims to provide a platform for International and American postdocs to meet, learn about each other’s cultures, improve English language skills, socialize and relax! Join us for a fun board game, dinner will be provided!
When: Thursday, March 26, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: PCTB 113/114
Who: Both International AND American postdocs are welcome!
Game of the month: Cranium
Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bye-Bye Winter, Hello Spring Cocktail Hour: Fri, Mar. 27th
Please join the JHPDA Diversity Postdoc Alliance Committee and Black Resident and Postdocs to learn about all the exciting projects planned to support postdoctoral fellows from diverse backgrounds in the upcoming year.
Food and refreshments will be provided!
When: Friday, March 27, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: Turner’s concourse, near MRB fountain
2nd Annual Postdoc Retreat, Tuesday, April 7th
Join your fellow postdocs at the 2nd Annual Postdoc Retreat on Tuesday, April 7th! Take a day to explore PhD career paths, both academic and diverse. The event will feature plenary speakers, breakout sessions, workshops, and postdoc scientific presentations. Registration is open through March 31st. More details and registration are available on the retreat website!
When: Tuesday, April 07, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Where: Turner Concourse and surrounding rooms, JH East Baltimore Campus
Questions? Contact email@example.com
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
JHPDA Research Presentation Club: Spring dates!
Come join the Research Presentation Club! Practice presenting a talk/poster of your choice with the JHPDA Research Presentation Club! Receive feedback from a friendly audience of fellow postdocs and graduate students. Each month’s event also features valuable tips from an expert in presentation skills.
Not yet ready for a talk? Come and listen to a fellow postdoc practice over lunch (provided!) and help out by providing feedback.
When: Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Dates: April 15th, May 13th, June 10th
Questions? Contact Jineta or Xiang
Additional Professional Development Events
Professional Development Office
Lunch and Learn Series
Over lunch break, come discuss important topics that would leverage your marketability when looking for a job. You may attend any or all seminars, there is no restriction. (Note: this series isn’t intended to replace the PDO workshops, but if you missed some of them, you would learn parts of that was covered)
Where: Location: 1830 E. Monument Street Building, Classroom 2-108
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
3/23/2015: Government jobs - Differences in the resume and where to look for jobs: We will advise you on crafting your USAJobs resume and point you to jobs that are a bridge to becoming a Federal employee.
3/26/2015: Looking into diverse careers: we will discuss career paths outside of the Faculty job. Learn about careers what would leverage all you learned during your training and beyond
4/1/2015: The Power of LinkedIn: We will help you navigate LinkedIn and show you how to utilize it to its full potential.
- 4/8/2015-NOTE TIME CHANGE, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Introvert? Extrovert? Using Your Strengths: Build on your strengths to project outward confidence. Learn to understand and synergize with the style of the opposite type. Acquire some tools to help you advance your career by projecting confidence in anxiety-provoking situations. We will explore introvert and extrovert working styles, and develop tools to deal with intimidating circumstances
To Negotiate or Not to Negotiate?-That is the Question
On the job market? It's exciting to get an offer, but there's more. When it comes to negotiating, what is actually negotiable?
Come and learn to negotiate for what you need. Using scenarios inspired from academic or private sector job offers, you will practice your negotiation skills and receive peer-feedback.
When: Monday, March 30, 2015, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Where: 1830 E. Monument Street Building, Classroom 2-108
Welch Library Courses
A list of upcoming Welch Library Courses can be found here.
The Hopkins Graduate Student Consulting Club
The Hopkins Graduate Student Consulting Club organizes regular workshops and bootcamps. Find the 2015 Spring Series here and visit their website here.
Boston Consulting Group JH Connection Event
Come and meet BCGers with a variety of backgrounds from offices around the world, and at different levels within the firm, from partners to recent hires.This is our premier event where we introduce prospective candidates in PhD, JD, Post-Doc and MD programs to the Boston Consulting Group and the work that BCG does.
When: Thursday, March 26, 2015 – 5:00PM
Where: Miller Research Building, Room G01
Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy Events and Opportunities
- Online teaching course in an Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate Teaching (details here; starts 3/30; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Call for instructors for “HEART,” Hopkins Engineering Applications & Research Tutorials - paid teaching opportunity in the fall 2015; for an application form or questions, contact email@example.com
The Business of Medicine: Johns Hopkins Medicine Leaders Discuss the Value of a Business Degree
At this session, a panel of JHMI senior leadership (all Carey Business School alumni) will discuss the benefits of a graduate business degree. You’ll also have an opportunity to talk with admissions officers as well as learn about the online graduate certificate in the business of healthcare, and part-time and full-time Master of Science and MBA programs
Where: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Zayed Auditorium
When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 12:15pm - 1:30pm
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).
The Career Services Office and the MPH Office invite you to attend a seminar on INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES
Your technical skills got you the interview, but your people skills will get you the offer. People fail to obtain offers for any number of reasons including personality and likeability. You must sell yourself during an interview by making the best possible impression and performing at the highest level which requires extensive preparation. This presentation will deal with all these issues and more
Who: Chad Houck, Founder and Principal of the The Search Group.
When: Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 12:15 – 1:15 pm
Where: Bloomberg School of Public Health, W4030
The Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences & Biomedical Scholars Association Seminar
The Biomedical Scholars Association, in collaboration with the Department of Pharmacology at the School of Medicine, will be hosting the 2015 James E.K. Hildreth Lecture
Title: RNA Splicing, Chromatin Modification, and the Coordinated Control of Gene Expression
Who: Tracy Johnson, PhD. Maria Rowena Ross Chair of Cell Biology & Biochemistry, HHMI Professor, University of California, Los Angeles Life Sciences
When: Wednesday, March 25, 4:00 pm
Where: Basic Science Auditorium, Ground Floor, WBSB
Successful Pharmaceutical Study Start-Up: Key Steps for Investigators
When: Tuesday, April 7th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Where: Tilghman Auditorium
Events from Institute for Excellence in Education
These events are open to all and the registration fees are waived for graduate students and postdocs.
IEE Education Conference and Celebration
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. The conference is intended to bring together educators to share ideas, educational research, innovations and instructional methodologies; to learn from each other and guests, promote a community of educators, and celebrate our great teachers and educators.
When: Friday, April 17, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Armstrong Medical Education Building 1600 McElderry Street
More information can be found here
IEE Summer Teaching Camp
The Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE), Office of the Vice Dean for Education, Master of Education in the Health Professions, JHUSOM Office of Faculty Development, and the Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Program in Teaching Skills at the Bayview Medical Center are happy to announce that registration for IEE Summer Teaching Camp is open.
When: Thursday July 31 and Friday August 1, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Armstrong Medical education building
More information can be found here
- ASCB-KGI intensive course in Managing Science in the Biotech Industry (must be an ASCB member to apply; due 3/31; details and application here)
- McKnight Foundation Memory and Cognitive Disorders Awards for basic research (due 4/01; details)
- 2015 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry program (due 4/05; details)
- Alzheimer’s disease Pilot Project Funding available, $30,000 direct costs (due 4/24; details)
- Request for guest editors for Biochemistry Insights Journal (contact Mariana Figuera Losada)
- Association of Women in Science: recruiting new leaders on their Executive Board (details; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)
- Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Goucher College, Department of Chemistry (application)
- Lasker Foundation 2015 “Research Challenge” Essay Contest; prizes of $10k, $5k, and $2k (due 5/4; details)