JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

5 January 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu

Did you know? The deadline for applications for an internship opportunity at MedImmune is today! For details click here.


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: Wednesday, January 7th, 5:30 pm

Where: Preclinical Teaching Building (PCTB) room 113/114 (opposite the Greenhouse Cafe)

Communications Committee Meeting

Learn about ongoing communications initiatives; all welcome!

When: Tuesday, January 13th, 11:00 am

Where:  MRB/BRB Daily Grind

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

Future JHPDA Events 

Stay tuned for some exciting events we have planned for you in the upcoming year (New year celebration, ski trip and many more!)

1.    JHPDA-GSA breakfast mixer

      Wednesday, 1/21, 9:30 - 11:00 am

JHPDA Executive Council 

2014-2015 Officers

Co-president: Corinne Pettigrew

Co-president: Casey Rebholz

Treasurer: Jeff Norris

Secretary:  Pankhuri Vyas

Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Cynthia Zhang

International: Thibault Mauxion and Beth Zucconi

Policy and Advocacy: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Yuejin Li

Socials: Justin La Favor

Webmaster: Paul Aiyetan

Postdoc Internship Program

Short-term internships for gaining skills and experience in diverse careers. Check out the Postdoc Internship Program website for complete program descriptions.

Current position openings:

  • **NEW** Science Communication - Office of External Affairs in the BSPH
  • **NEW** Technology Commercialization
  • Policy & Advocacy - Office of Policy Coordination
  • Program Development - Professional Development Office, Deadline- January 16, 2015
  • Research & Development in Industry - MedImmue/AstraZeneca, Deadline- January 5, 2015

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.

Great, inexpensive photography

The Department of Pathology, JHMI offers excellent photography services. For more information, click here.

Insect Muscle 2015: Biomedical and Biophysical Perspectives

Insect muscle symposium is scheduled for the day before the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in February. The program features short talks from Hopkins faculty involved in insect research as well as visiting speakers.  

When: Friday, Feb 6, 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Tilghman Auditorium

            Pizza and drinks provided

Contact Anna Blice Baum if you would like to attend.

National Science Foundation Graduate Education Forum

The forum is intended to encourage discussion among US graduate-education stakeholders and will provide the DGE a direct connection with graduate students, faculty, university administrators, employers, and others who would like to contribute to the national dialogue. For more information, click here.

New JHPDA Meetup.com Group

JHPDA has created a Meetup.com group for postdocs interested in attending smaller local events around Baltimore, such as concerts, art walks, happy hours, museums, and other happenings.  Go to Meetup.com, create a profile, and join the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association Meetup Group.  Receive emails about weekly events other JHPDA members are attending.

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


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.]

IN BRIEF: Postdoc Orientation

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Do you know about your health insurance benefits? Do you know about the Professional Development Office? Do you know about the JHPDA? This orientation will help to answer these and many other questions. We hope you will take some time out of your busy day to learn more about what Johns Hopkins University has to offer.

When: Thursday, January 15th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Where: Miller Research Building (MRB), Room G01, ground floor near the fountain (map)

Who: ALL (new or established) Hopkins postdoctoral fellows

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Please Register here

Includes a snack and beverage break!


Postdoctoral Affairs’ Lecture Series, Thurs., Jan. 29th

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The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs invites you to attend a lecture by Victor Ambros, PhD.

Dr. Ambros is the discoverer of microRNAs and Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  He is a recipient of both the Lasker and Breakthrough Awards.

When: Thursday, January 29th, 3:00 pm

Where: Tilghman Auditorium

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Movie Screening: Very Young Girls, Thurs., Jan. 29th

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The JHPDA and JHSPH Center for Public Health & Human Rights invite you to a viewing of a documentary about domestic sex trafficking and discussion of local needs and ongoing research after the film. Food will be provided. All postdocs, family, guests, and community members are welcome to attend!

When: Thursday, January 29th, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Where: PCTB Mountcastle Auditorium

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu


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: Feb. 11th, Mar. 11th, Apr. 15th, May. 13th, Jun. 10th, 2015

Sign-up here

Questions? Contact Jineta or Xiang 

Professional Development Office (PDO) Events:

Your Research Career: Winter Intersession

Where: West Lecture Hall, 1st floor Preclinical Teaching Building

When: January 5 - 9 (details below)

Register here

Intensive five-day course that introduces JHMI trainees to scientific communication.

  • Monday/Tuesday: how to apply for your first NIH or other peer-reviewed grant
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; covers aspects of Research Leadership, including Project Management (from 12:30 - 3:30 pm; rescheduled from Fall 2014 Research Leadership)
  • Thursday: how to write a research paper
  • Friday: how to plan, organize and deliver an effective research talk or poster, including appropriate design and use of graphics

Additional Professional Development Events:

ICTR Information Session: What Can the ICTR Do for You?

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is launching a series of monthly information sessions to discuss the variety of resources which are available to researchers, faculty, students and study coordinators.  

Gerald Moose Stacy, Administrative Director of the ICTR will give an overview of ICTR services, including funding opportunities and interest groups, and hold a question and answer session following the presentation.  Subsequent sessions will focus on specific programs and cores.

Where: Tilghman Auditorium

When: January 5th, 10:30 - 11:30 am

RSVP: here

For more information contact, Crystal Williams at cwill137@jhu.edu 

2015 Delta Omega Poster Competition for School of Public Health fellows

The Delta Omega Alpha Chapter gives cash awards for first ($500), second ($300) and third ($200) prizes in three categories: 1) policy and practice, 2) applied research (epidemiologic public health research), and 3) laboratory research (basic science research). The Chapter selects one of the first-place winners to present his or her poster at the annual APHA meeting.

Abstract submission deadline: January 19

For more details, click here (for SPH postdocs only)

Welch Library Courses

  • The Welch Medical Library is hosting a set of workshops presented by staff from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), including: an introductory look at core databases, an overview of medical genetics resources, and a hands-on exploration of tools for computational biology.

        Where: Tilghman Auditorium

When: January 26th (times below)

10:00 - 11:30 am NCBI Basic Resources: They Contain More Than You Thought They Did

12:00 - 1:15 pm NCBI Health Resources for Clinicians and Clinical Researchers

2:30 - 4:00 pm NCBI Resources for Genomically-minded Computational Biologists and Bioinformaticians

Register: here

  • The Welch Medical Library offers the classes and lectures for our faculty, staff and students. Find more information here.

Commercialization Academy, internship opportunity for postdocs

Click here for more information.

Other Opportunities

  • Registration for the National Postdoctoral Association 2015 Annual Meeting is now open (link)
  • The Dan David Prize scholarship ($15K; due 3/10/15, application link; for details about selected fields of interest, click here)
  • Research Study, paid participation: Physical & Mental Fatigue Study (link)
  • Request for guest editors for Biochemistry Insights Journal (contact Mariana Figuera Losada)
  • Association of Women in Science is recruiting new leaders on their Executive Board (more info; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)



Recent additions listed below.

  • Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity: Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Postdoctoral Cancer Research Fellowship (due 01/12/ 2015; link)
  • Predicine, a biotech start-up company is looking for potential employees in the Bay Area (details here)
  • Technology Analyst (full-time) at JH Office of Technology Transfer; seeks PhD or Postdoc to help analyze & commercialize university-based technology (link)
  • Pearl M. Stetler Research Fund for Women Physicians, $65,000 awards (due 1/15/15; contact Meredith McCormack; link)
  • American Heart Association fellowship (due 1/16/15; link)
  • Career opportunities, recruiting and programs at Mckinsey: Insight Healthcare and MD contact programs (due 4/12/15)  
  • Opportunities for employment (full or part-time) at In silico medicine, located at Johns Hopkins University eastern campus (details here)
  • Postdoctoral position to work on hiPSC-derived 3D models of retinal degenerative diseases in the lab of Dr. M. Valeria Canto-Soler (details here)
  • 2 postdoc positions in Dr. Mark Anderson’s lab; research in calcium and redox signaling and mitochondrial metabolism in cardiac physiology & disease (link)
  • Lead Clinical Research Associate (In-House), Hinckley, OH (link)
  • Protein Engineer/Molecular Biology Scientist (link)
  • Biogen Idec Postdoctoral Program (link)
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Scientific Grants Manager (link)


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.


Holiday Events

Recurring Events

  • Baltimore Farmer's Market, Sundays (underneath the Jones Falls overpass) Expressway on Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay Street). Visit here.
  • Thursday Nights at the Walters, FREE art exhibits every Thurs., 5-9pm

For other local events, visit http://baltimore.org/events or here.

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