JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

31 August 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know? National Postdoc Appreciation Week(s) begins with a Baltimore Postdoc happy hour and ended by POSTDOCtoberfest on Oct 1! Stay tuned to weekly bulletins for more details.  


New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA Monthly Meeting

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.

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. 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:  Postdoc Orientation this Thursday

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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. Take some time out of your busy day to learn more about what JHU has to offer. All postdocs are welcome!

When: Thursday, September 3, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Where: Rangos 490

Who: ALL (new or established) Hopkins postdocs

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Please register here. Includes a snack and beverage break!


Postdoc intramural sports teams - soccer & volleyball!

Sign up Today!

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The JHPDA invites you to play fall intramural sports with your fellow postdocs! Now recruiting players of all levels for soccer (Wednesday nights) and volleyball (Thursday nights). Games will begin the week of 9/14; see the flyer for additional details.

Sign-up here by TODAY, August 31st 

Cost: $200 team fee to be split amongst all team


Membership: must be Cooley Center member -OR- purchase a $50 short term membership

Questions? Email postdoc@jhmi.edu 

JHPDA Monthly Meeting Wednesday


All postdocs are welcome to attend our monthly meeting. Come learn and talk about ongoing JHPDA programming, events and committees!

When: Wednesday, Sept 2nd, 5:30 pm

Where: MRB 181 (*** note location change***)

Campus map

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Kickoff Happy Hour with Baltimore Postdoc Associations

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Join all four Baltimore Postdoc Associations for an NPAW kickoff happy hour at Heavy Seas Alehouse! Happy hour specials until 7:30 and prizes for networking bingo! All Baltimore postdocs are welcome!

When: Friday, September 17, 6 - 8 pm

Where: Heavy Seas Alehouse, 1300 Bank St

Green Circulator stop #104 or Shot Tower Metro Stop

Who: ALL Baltimore postdocs

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Stay tuned for more NPAW events!

Professional Development Opportunities

JHPDA Research Presentation Club: Dates through December now available!

Come join the Research Presentation Club! Practice presenting a talk/poster of your choice with the JHPDA Research Presentation Club! Receive feedbacks 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 December 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.

Lunch and Learn Series - Sept. 7 - Sept. 11, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

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. Click here to register


NSF GRF seminars - Sept. 3, Sept. 24, Oct. 3

The Professional Development Office is hosting Dr. Kelly Barry, Program Director, National Fellowships Program, JHU to discuss the personal statement of the NSF GRF to incoming graduate students on the East Baltimore campus. (details)

Additional Professional Development Events

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

  • Hopkins Imaging Conference, Abstracts due 9/14 (submit abstract, details)
  • Full-time and part-time positions available with the Ctr for Education Outreach and partners (details) (posted 8/24)
  • Take this survey by Science Careers to help them improve career resources for scientists everywhere. You could also enter a drawing for 50$ Amazon gift card  (details) (posted 8/24)
  • Chess coach needed for Hampstead Hill Academy: teach chess fundamentals & take part in city wide tournaments; includes stipend. 1 day/week, 2:40 - 4:00 pm, mid-Sept. until end of May (contact Geraldine Swann)
  • National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) combined call for workshops, innovation in action sessions, and posters for the 2016 Annual Meeting now open through 10/02/15 (details)
  • Association of Women in Science - recruiting new Executive Board leaders (details; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)
  • 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.

  • ARPA-E Fellows 2015 due 10/16 (details)
  • Cancer/molecular biology postdoc position in the neuro lab, Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger (Hopkins SOM) (details) (posted 8/24)
  • Postdoctoral position with the Immunodiagnostics and Proteomics Team in the Poxvirus and Rabies Branch (PRB) of the CDC (details) (posted 8/17)
  • Various postdoctoral fellowship positions available at Pharmaceutical R&D company AbbVie (details; explore position openings) (posted 8/17)
  • Multiple postdoctoral fellowships in computational biology at newly-formed Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School (details) (posted 8/17)
  • Postdoc position at Glaxo Smith Kline in Bethesda, MD (details) (posted 8/10)
  • Assistant professor of Psychology, human neuroscience available at Goucher college (details) (posted 7/13)
  • NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) seeking panelists for the 2016 competition, including postdoctoral researchers; register with CV or NSF biosketch (details) (posted 7/13)
  • Postdoctoral position in stem cells and regenerative mechanisms in epithelial organs with Dr. Sarah Knox’s lab, UCSF Department of Cell and Tissue Biology and Program in Craniofacial Biology (details) (posted 7/06)


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

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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