JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

12th Sept 2016

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know? JHPDA international committee is organizing a VISA Seminar for students, postdocs and faculty with OIS (Office of International Services) and Taylor & Ryan Law Associates. Thurs Sept 29 Mountcastle Auditorium, 2-3:30pm. Stay tuned for more events and special discounts during the National Postdoc Appreciation Week (Sept 19-23) !


New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA Monthly Meeting

Join and learn more about JHPDA’s ongoing initiatives to benefit postdoc fellows!

When: Wednesday, Oct 5, 5:30 p.m.

Where: PCTB 113

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

Professional Development: Anup Sharma and Xiang Xu

Socials: Nicholas Simon

Diversity Postdoc Alliance: Dionna Williams  and Marc Edwards

SPH: Julia Raifman and Alfredo Guerra Lara

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.


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: Annual Postdoc barbeque POSTDOCtoberfest on Friday Sept., 23th

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Please join us to celebrate our annual BBQ in Oktoberfest style!

  • FREE for postdocs (bring your badge!)
  • $5 per guest
  • Oktoberfest drinks (non-alcoholic available)
  • Authentic German food (Incl. vegetarian)
  • Free beer mugs for everyone
  • Sponsors and non-profit organisations
  • Raffle prizes to be won

When: Sept., 23rd 5:30-7:30pm

Extra raffle tickets for anyone who brings last years POSTDOCtoberfest mug!!

Come down to unwind, enjoy the beautiful fall weather plus food and drinks - all on the house!!

Questions? Email postdoc@jhmi.edu

Upcoming JHPDA Events

NPAW Kickoff Happy Hour, Thu., Sept.15th

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Join the JHH, JHU, NIH Bayview and UMD-Baltimore Postdoc Associations for an NPAW kickoff happy hour at Heavy Seas Alehouse! Happy hour specials for the entire duration of the event. All Baltimore postdocs are welcome!

When: Sept. 15th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Heavy Seas Alehouse at “The Captain’s  

            Lounge”, 1300 Bank St.

Free transportation: Green Circulator (stop #104)

            or: Shot Tower Metro Stop ($1.70 each way)

Who: ALL Baltimore postdocs

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Excellence in Diversity Symposium, Tue., Sept. 27th

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The Johns Hopkins Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee (DPAC) formally invites you to attend our Excellence in Diversity Symposium. Register here.

When: Tues., Sept 27th, 12:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Where: Turner Concourse meeting space on the East Baltimore campus (Campus map)

Registration: Register here

Questions? Contact sandris2@jhmi.edu 

Modern Academic Job Search, Wed., Sept. 28th

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Are you interested in pursuing a career in academia? The JHPDA international and Professional Development Committees invite you to attend the seminar by Patrick Cahan and learn more about modern academic job search.. Lunch and refreshments will be provided (gluten & lactose free options available).

When: Wed., Sept 28th  from 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Where: Mountcastle Auditorium (PCTB)

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

JHPDA Trivia Night, Wed., Sept. 28th, 6-8 pm


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Join the JHPDA for their yearly NPAW trivia night!

Made for an international audience, free food and drinks, and prizes for the winning team!

Bring your own team or join one on-site!

When: Wed., Sept 28th, 6-8 pm

Where: Greenhouse Cafe (PCTB)

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

JHPDA Research Presentation Club Sign Up: Fall 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: Oct 12th, Nov. 16th, Dec. 14th, Jan 18th

Sign-up here

Questions? Contact Anup Sharma or Madhuparna Roy

Join the JHPDA team in a fundraising walk for diabetes

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The JHPDA invites you to join Step Out, an opportunity to change the future and make a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes. Take Charge. Inspire Others. Fight against diabetes! Join our team! 

When: Sunday, October 2nd

Where: Canton Waterfront Park

Questions? Contact sandris2@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

  • Writing K Applications: Know the Basics and Secret Handshakes- Office of Women in Science and Medicine invites women faculty and female post- doctoral fellows to discuss how to write a fundable NIH Career Development Award ("K Award"), Oct 6th (details) (posted 9/12)
  • 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)
  • Biostatistics course; application deadline Nov 1st (details)

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

  • Scientist Mentoring and Diversity Program for Medical Technology (SMDP MedTech) is looking for recent graduates for medical technology program. (details) (posted 9/12)
  • ABRCMS Conference, Nov 9-12, 2016: The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is currently accepting applications for travel awards and presentation abstracts (details) (posted 8/15)
  • Access Association for Women in Science (AWIS) benefits (details) (posted 8/15)

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.

  • Staff Scientist, Signal Transduction Laboratory, Division of Intramural Research, Research triangle, North Carolina (details)(posted 8/28)
  • Postdoc position available in transplant immunology and immunoregulation at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (details). (posted 08/20)
  • Cancer vaccine/ immunology scientist at the VLP Therapeutics in Gaithersburg, MD (details) (posted 8/8)
  •  Postdoc in the Neural Interface Laboratory within the Office of Science and  

      Engineering Labs at FDA (details) posted 9/06

  • Postdoc Job Opportunity: Work with Duke Human Vaccine Institute; details (posted 8/15)

Receive grant alerts here.

Events Around Baltimore

Visit http://baltimore.org/events or the Culture Fly calendar.

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