JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

29 June 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu

Did you know? All JHPDA Committee meetings are open to everyone! Looking to get involve? To meet new friends, fellow postdocs? Join a JHPDA committee! Committee meeting details below (left).


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, July 1st, 5:30 pm

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

Internationals Committee Meeting

Join us in discussing and planning  internationally-themed events for the postdoc community; all welcome!

When: Tuesday, June 30th, 12:30 pm

Where:  Cobblestone Cafe (near Einstein’s Bagels)

Contact: Beth Zucconi

Socials Committee Meeting

Bring your ideas for postdoc social events, and help plan future events. Open to all!

When: Tuesday, July 7th, 9:30 am

Where: Atwater’s

Contact: Justin LaFavor

Communications Committee Meeting

Join us with ideas for effectively communicating and advertising to Hopkins postdocs. All are welcome!

When: Wednesday, July 8th, 8:30 am

Where: MRB/BRB Daily Grind

Contact: Anna Blice-Baum

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

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:

  • Science Communication - Office of External Affairs in the BSPH
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Policy & Advocacy - Office of Policy Coordination

Other Announcements

Postdoc Survey

National survey that aims to capture information regarding postdoc fellows’ situation, goals, beliefs, and performance. It is being circulated through multiple postdoc associations around the world and takes ~10-12 minutes to complete. The goal is that this data will assist in decision making for both future postdocs and policy makers. (link)

The research team: Mor Grinstein and Roi Treister (Mass Gen & Harvard Med School) & Amir Grinstein (Northeastern & VU Amsterdam)

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. For more information, click here

Great, inexpensive photography

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

National Science Foundation Graduate Education Forum

The Graduate Education 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.


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: Hopkins Postdocs Hike Old Rag Mountain

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On Saturday, June 6th, 16 brave Hopkins postdocs climbed Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park. During the > 10 mile circuit hike, they conquered a treacherous rock scramble and reached an elevation of 3,291 feet at the summit. The trip offered stunning views of the Virginia landscape, animal sightings (including rattle snakes, eagles, deer, and bears), and the opportunity to develop new bonds with fellow postdocs.

They celebrated this impressive feat with a well-deserved campfire meal and overnight camping. JHPDA Social Committee generously sponsored the event. 


Consulting Interview Workshop, Tues., June 30th

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Interested in Management Consulting as a career? Learn more about the Case interviews and Fit interviews from former McKinsey consultants and now co-founders of Oystir (free service to link PhDs to non-academic jobs).    

Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Location: Wood Basic Science Auditorium

RSVP here

For more information, click here

Game Night and Ice cream Social, Tues., June 30th

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Join the International Committee for a postdoc game night! Board games, drinks, and ice cream will be provided!

Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location: Preclinical Teaching Building Courtyard (outside)

Questions? Contact Beth

Professional Development Opportunities

JHPDA Research Presentation Club: Dates through October available!

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 through October now available!

Sign-up here

Questions? Contact Jineta or Xiang

Professional Development Office

Click here to see the full calendar of PDO events.
here to make an appointment with the PDO.

  • Your Research Career – Summer Intersession
  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday, July 13,14,17, 12 – 3 pm, Rangos 490
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Location: Rangos 490
  • Thursday July 16, 12-3 pm, Mountcastle auditorium
  • Click here for  more details and registration.
  • Developing a powerful CV
  • Tuesday, 8/04, 12:00 - 2:00 pm, register here
  • Developing a tailored resume and deciphering the job announcement
  • Wednesday, 8/05, 12:00 - 2:00 pm, register here
  • Applying for Federal Jobs
  • Thursday, 8/06, 12:00 - 2:00 pm, register here

Additional Professional Development Events

  • Hopkins Biotech Network
  • Mapping the PhD Job Market: 6/30, 4:00 pm, Tilghman Auditorium (details)
  • Welch Library Courses (upcoming courses)
  • Hopkins Science Writing Program (details here and here)
  • 33rd Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Teaching opportunities

  • Center for Integration of Research Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)
  • Program overview here 
  • Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy (PFFTA) programs
  • Institute for Excellence in Education Teaching Camp 7/09 - 7/10
  • Johns Hopkins School of Education
  • Offers graduate certificate programs & online programs in education (details)

Other Opportunities

  • Virtual Hiring Event, FDA (1:00 pm 6/29 - TODAY; details)
  • Association of Women in Science: recruiting new leaders on their Executive Board (details; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)
  • MEND Funding Initiative for Research in Neurodegenerative Disorders (due 6/30, details)
  • 2015 Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Inhibition in the CNS (registration deadline 7/18; details)
  • ASCB Kaluza Prize for excellence in graduate student research (due 7/31; details)
  • Additional funding opportunities listed 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.

  • Cancer biology faculty positions at The Wistar Institute (details; due 9/10) (posted 6/29)
  • Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) seeks Medical Director (link) (posted 6/28)
  • Postdoc position available in Hopkins Brain Institute (link) (posted 6/22)
  • Three postdoctoral research fellow positions in regulation of normal and malignant hematopoiesis at Karolinska Institutet (link) (posted 5/03)
  • Data management consultant JHU (link) (posted 5/11)
  • Psychiatrist Seniors’ Services team in Montgomery County (link) (posted 5/11)
  • Senior Level Research Fellow Position “Causes and consequences of genome instability in human cancers”, NCI (link) (posted 5/11)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship - bone marrow transplantation. (details, contact) (posted 5/18)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship- University of Texas medical branch in Galveston is accepting applications for women’s health research (details) (posted 6/08)
  • The IRCCS Candiolo (To) Italy is recruiting new PI(details) (posted 6/08)


All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here. pathway

Receive grant alerts here.

Other opportunities can be found here.

Events around Baltimore

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Recurring Events

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

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