JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

19th Sep 2016

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know?  In celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week(s), postdocs can get discounts at multiple businesses both on- and off-campus this week and the following, including free use of the Cooley Center. Details here.

IN BRIEF: National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW)!

This week is National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW), a nationally recognized week for postdocs! As every year, the JHPDA organizes social and professional events, discounts & freebies- including  our annual BBQ, POSTDOCtoberfest!!! We aim to provide a fun and useful celebration of postdoctoral life.Thanks to our amazing committees, we have several events coming up! We're looking forward to seeing you at our events!!

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us (postdoc@jhmi.edu) if you have any questions.

**Click on the events for larger image** 


Postdoc Coffee Break

2:30pm- 4:30pm


Academic Job Search 11:30am - 1:30 pm



A Medical Writing Success Story  3:00pm-4:00pm


Postdoc Cookie Event






Excellence in Diversity Symposium

 12:00- 5:30pm



Modern Academia Job search 



Trivia Night 6:00-8:00pm



 International Visa Seminar




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

Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee meeting

Join in the planning of events and find out more about the diversity postdoctoral alliance committee

When: Monday Sep 26, 6pm.

Where: MRB Daily Grind

Contact: Email Dionna Williams or Marc Edwards

International committee meeting

Join in the planning of events and find out more about the international committee

When: Tuesday Sep 27, 12:30pm.

Where: Cobblestone Cafe near Einstein’s bagels.

Contact: Email Beth Zucconi or Antje Arnold 

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.

Upcoming JHPDA Events

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

  • 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)
  • 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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