JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

11 January 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know? The JHPDA is always looking for new members and there are a multitude of ways to get involved! Check out our committees, as there’s sure to be a group that captures your interests. If you have questions about getting involved, contact us at jhpda@jhu.edu.


New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA Monthly Meeting

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

When: Wednesday, Feb 3, 5:30 pm

Where: Miller Research Building, room 181

Contact: Chelsea Qinjie Zhou

Media and Communications
Committee Meeting

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

When: Wednesday, Jan 13, 8:30 - 9:30 am

Where: MRB Daily Grind

Contact: Premraj Rajkumar 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

Communications: Pankhuri Vyas and Premraj Rajkumar 

International: Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson 

Policy and Advocacy: Rachel Mulheren

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Xiang Xu

Socials: Justin La Favor

Diversity Postdoc Alliance: Dionna Williams  and Marc Edwards

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.


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: Cookie decorating contest winner!

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The results are in! 

At this year’s JHPDA holiday party, the cookie decorating station was a huge hit. Eight postdocs submitted pictures of their decorated cookies, in hopes of winning this year’s Cookie Decorating Contest!

Congratulations to Pankhuri Vyas, who will receive a gift card prize! Her cookie - cookie #4 (see image to the left) - received 83% of the votes.

Upcoming JHPDA Events

Shuttle Social at Mount Vernon Marketplace, Thu., Jan. 21st

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JHPDA invites you to a shuttle social at Mount Vernon Marketplace, Baltimore’s new foodie destination! Look for the yellow balloon to find your fellow postdocs.

When: Thursday, Jan 21st, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: 520 Park Avenue

Transportation:JHMI- Homewoodshuttle, Monument-Peabody stop.

Questions? Email postdoc@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.

  • LinkedIn Workshops and Clinic: hosted by Dawna Reeves of Reeves Career Services Consulting; LinkedIn for beginners (9am), Advanced LinkedIn workshop (10am), and 1-on-1 LinkedIn clinics (11am onwards); Jan 14th at 1830 E. Monument, Peter C. Maloney Classroom (2-108); register here.
  • Research Leadership in Academia Jan 19th 4 - 6 pm at 1830 E. Monument, Peter C. Maloney Classroom (2-108); register here.
  • Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures - Commercialization Academy (details here)

Additional Professional Development Events

  • Welch Library Courses (upcoming courses)
  • Effective Science Communication course series (website, schedule)
  • Writing Accountability Groups (WAGs)
  • Hopkins Science Writing Program (details here and here)
  • Science of Learning & Gateway Sciences Symposia: Excellence in Teaching and Learning in the Sciences; JHU campus, Jan 11-12 (details & registration)

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

  • BSi “Brain Night”, “Can blind hear better?: Brain plasticity after sensory loss" on 5:30 pm on Jan 13 (5pm reception), PCTB West Lecture Hall (details)
  • Transatlantic data science workshop on novel computational approaches to health; at Bethesda NIH campus, Mar 1-2; abstracts due on 1/20 (details)
  • Young Scientist Seminars competition: enter to learn presentation strategies and share your research the iBiology website; due 1/11 (details) (posted 1/10)
  • Webinar opportunity, “Targeting Cancer Pathways: Understanding Immune Checkpoints” on Jan 19th organized by  AAAS (register here) (posted 1/4) 
  • Funding opportunity, Career Guidance for Trainees awards from Burroughs Wellcome Fund ($30,000-$50,000); 3/16 deadline, details here (posted 12/21)
  • 2016 Annual National Postdoc Association meeting - registration now open; hosted at Van Andel Research Institute in MI; early bird registration until Feb 2, details here
  • Download free booklet on marketable skills and transition to the next phase of your career (from Science Magazine; here) (posted 11/02)
  • National Postdoctoral Association Releases Guidebook to Advance Postdoc Women: more information 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.

  • Postdoctoral Enrichment Program, Burroughs Wellcome Fund: awards to advance careers of underrepresented minority researchers; due Jan 15, deadline approaching! (details)
  • 2016 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program - applications now open; due 2/05 (details) (posted 1/10)
  • T Rowe Price internship for next spring/summer is open to postdoctoral fellows; preliminary letters of interest invited (details)
  • National Postdoc Association seeking Co-Chair for the Resource Development Committee; applications due Jan 15 (details)
  • Apply to be a Global Health Corps Fellow (due 2/2, details)
  • Postdoc in genomics and bioinformatics at the University of Lorraine in Nancy, France (details & contact) (posted 1/10)

Receive grant alerts here.

Events Around Baltimore

Upcoming Events

  • Free yoga taught by M Power Yoga instructors! Saturdays, 1/09 - 3/05, 10:00 - 11:00 am, Living Classrooms building inside Patterson Park; mats available and kids welcome.
  • ...and many more listed here!

Recurring Events

For other local events, visit http://baltimore.org/events or the Culture Fly calendar.


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