JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

31st Oct 2016

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know? Hopkins Biotech Network in collaboration with Carey Connect and Johns Hopkins Alumni Association is excited to invite all students/postdocs and alumni to a networking event at Mussel bar and grille on Nov 11. Register here


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,Nov 2, 5:30 p.m.

Where: PCTB 113

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu


Policy and Advocacy committee meeting 

When: Tuesday, Nov., 1 4:15pm

Where: Wenz cafe

Contact: Rachel Mulheren

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 Madhu Roy

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: Johns Hopkins University Scholarly Publishing Symposium

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John Hopkins University and Elsevier will offer the Johns Hopkins research community a Scholarly Publishing Symposium. The symposium will feature multiple sessions designed to provide a better understanding of scholarly publishing, including insight into how to better position your papers for acceptance.  Elsevier publishers will lead the sessions with support from Johns Hopkins faculty editors.  The sessions will underscore the distinct perspectives, experiences and recommendations from experts within the publishing industry and those who serve as reviewers in their fields of study.

When: Wed., Nov. 9th, 10am - 3:30pm

Where: Mountcastle Auditorium, 1st Floor PCTB and Welch library

Registration: Click here

Questions? Contact Professional Development and Careers Office

Upcoming JHPDA Events

Volunteer with APS- Phun week, Nov 9-10

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The Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee (DPAC) invites you to participate in Physiology Understanding (Phun) week sponsored by the American Physiological Society. Every year hundreds of scientists partner with local elementary/middle schools to promote physiology and STEM to young students via fun, interactive, hands-on learning activities. You can participate in one day or both days.

When: Nov. 9-10 (Wed-Thu), 12:30-3pm (each day)

Where: Baltimore International Academy - BIA

Registration: Click here

Questions? Contact sandris2@jhmi.edu

Participate in OMOL STEM Mentoring with Diversity Postdoc Alliance Committee

The Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee (DPAC) invites you to participate in the One More One Less (OMOL) Mentoring (OMOL) STEM program. Volunteers are needed to serve as shadowing mentors. The scholars will not perform hands on activities - only shadow.

When:  Every 3rd Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm, once per month for 9 months

Next Date: November 19

More details and registration: Click here

Questions? Contact Dionna Williams  and Marc Edwards

Research Presentation Club

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

Fall Dates:  Nov. 16th, Dec. 14th, Jan 18th, Feb 15

Sign-up: here

Questions? Contact Anup Sharma or Madhuparna Roy


BCM-PGS Day of Service, Sat., Nov. 9th

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Baltimore Council of Minority Professional and Graduate Students (BCM-PGS) invites you to attend a day of service! Help vitalize a vacant lot for school children and elderly community members of Southwest Baltimore City

Where: Community engagement center, 870 W Baltimore Street

When:  Sat., Nov 9th 9:00 am to 2pm

Register here

Question? Contact Dionna Williams  and Marc Edwards

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

  • Apply for a Bio-Trac® Training Programs at MedImmune (details) (posted 10/3)
  • 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

  • Become an affiliate member of the National Postdoctoral Association for FREE (details) (posted (9/26)
  • Volunteer as an after school mentor in Baltimore Elementary schools (details) (posted 9/26)
  • HHMI launches funding program for early career scientists from underrepresented groups. (details) (posted 9/26)
  • MIT Science Advocacy group runs science funding email campaign (details) (posted 9/26)
  • Register to join AWIS Live, to learn more about the work of AWIS and its community & how you can get involved (details) (posted 9/19)
  • Scientist Mentoring and Diversity Program for Medical Technology (SMDP MedTech) is looking for recent graduates for medical technology program. (details) (posted 9/12)
  •  Business Consulting Case Competition taking place on November 4, 2016. (details) (posted 10/24)

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.

  • Postdoc position at Hopkins Cancer Immunology program at Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy funded lab to elucidate the immune tumor microenvironment of Sarcomas  (details) posted 10/31
  • Postdoc position in the Neural Interface Laboratory within the Office of Science and Engineering Labs at FDA (details) posted 9/06

Receive grant alerts here.

Events Around Baltimore

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

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