JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

03 August 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu

Did you know? JHU MedImmune Science Day will be on September 24, and applications are due TODAY! Visit Medimmune headquarters in Gaithersburg and network with MedI scientists. Click here for more information and here to apply.


New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA Monthly Meeting

See right-hand column.

Communications Committee Meeting

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

When: Wednesday, August 12th, 8:30 am

Where: MRB Daily Grind

Contact: Anna Blice-Baum and Pankhuri Vyas

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. 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:  Brand New JHPDA Website

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The JHPDA Communications Committee has been working hard to bring you a brand new website! Click here to check it out!

Some new features of the website include:

  • New easy-to-navigate top menu bar
  • New layout
  • Updated information about postdoctoral life and resources that will be updated for your convenience
  • Archived weekly bulletins for your reference

Our old site, jhpda.jhu.edu, will still be available but will soon be rerouted to our new site. If you have any questions or would like to be a part of future website endeavors and upkeep, please do not hesitate to contact us at postdoc@jhmi.edu

Don’t forget to keep up with us by social media via Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.


JHPDA Monthly Meeting


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

When: Wednesday, August 5th, 5:30 pm

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

Campus map

Shuttle Social at One World Cafe

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JHPDA invites you to a shuttle social at One World Cafe in Charles Village! Just look for the balloon.

When: Tuesday, August 11th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: One World Cafe; 100 West University Pkwy

Take the Homewood-Peabody-JHMI shuttle to the IFC-Homewood stop.  

Questions? Email postdoc@jhmi.edu

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.

Coming up this week...

  • Developing a powerful CV
  • Developing a tailored resume and deciphering the job announcement
  • Applying for Federal Jobs

  • Grant Craft - Summer 2015
  • Thursday, 8/13, 10:00 - 4:00 pm, West Lecture Hall
  • Topics covered: Federal grant process and culture, how to choose a fundable research problem, write a competitive grant and so much more. For further info and registration click here.

Additional Professional Development Events

  • Writing Accountability Groups (WAGs)
  • Welch Library Courses (upcoming courses)
  • Hopkins Science Writing Program (details here and here)
  • JHU-MedImmune Science Day, MedImmune Headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD
  • 9/24, Applications due 8/03 (application link, details)
  • Setting up IDP is required for NIH training grants and very helpful to establish written goals with your advisor. (Cover letter. Flyer.)
  • Turning your science into a company. Due 8/20 (details)

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)
  • Stem Faculty Launch Program
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Application deadline 8/15 (link)

Other Opportunities

  • National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) combined call for workshops, innovation in action sessions, and posters for the 2016 Annual Meeting will open on August 3 and will close October 2. (details) (posted 7/20)
  • Association of Women in Science: recruiting new leaders on their Executive Board (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.

  • Life Sciences Strategy Consultant, ClearView Healthcare Partners. Applications due 8/16, interviews begin 8/25 (apply, details, contact)
  • A position is available for Assistant professor of Psychology, human neuroscience at Goucher college. (details) (posted 7/13)
  • The National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is seeking panelists for the 2016 competition, including postdoctoral researchers. Register with your CV or NSF biosketch (details) (posted 7/13)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) is now accepting applications. (details: due 8/25/15) (posted 7/13)
  • A postdoctoral position is available to study stem cells and regenerative mechanisms in epithelial organs in the lab of Dr. Sarah Knox in the UCSF Department of Cell and Tissue Biology and Program in Craniofacial Biology. (details) (posted 7/06)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Psychiatrist Seniors’ Services team in Montgomery County (link) (posted 5/11)


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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