JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

2 November 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

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New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA Socials committee meeting

Learn about JHPDA’s socials committee. Open to all!

When: Wed, Nov 11th, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Where: AtWater’s

Contact: Justin La Favor

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

Sign in support of a Mother’s room in Ross/Traylor/MRB complex:

If you are a mother who previously could have or may in the future benefit from a designated Mother’s Room in the Ross/Traylor/MRB complex, Please consider signing in support of the letter below. If you are willing to be counted, respond to Kelly by e-mail (kpate5@jhmi.edu) with the  information here

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: JHPDA Policy and Advocacy Committee

The JHPDA Policy and Advocacy Committee serves as a voice for Hopkins postdocs.  We inform postdocs of the resources and benefits available to them and, when necessary, advocate for policy changes to accommodate our postdoctoral community.

We sponsor several events on campus, including Postdoctoral Orientation and Benefits Q&A sessions to accomplish this goal.  In addition, we organize advocacy events off-campus, including opportunities to advocate for science funding to members of Congress.

The committee is actively seeking new members to join in planning events for the upcoming year.  If interested, please contact Jackie Brosnan-Cashman.

Upcoming JHPDA Events

Signup to play intramural sports with fellow postdocs

The Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association invites you to play basketball (Tuesday nights) or dodge ball (Wednesday nights) at the Cooley Center with your fellow postdocs this winter season!

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The season will be approximately 8 weeks long.

Games are 1 hour in duration, starting at 6:30, 7:30, or 8:30pm. Two female players are required on court at all times.

Basketball season begins December 1st.

Dodge Ball season begins December 2nd.

Cost: $200 team fee (dodge ball) or $330 (basketball) to be split amongst all team members.

All players must be Cooley Center members -OR-

purchase a short term membership for $50.

Sign up here by Tuesday, November 17. 

Questions? Email Justin.

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, Nov 4th, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Where: Miller Research Building, 181

Contact: Chelsea Qinjie Zhou

Campus map

    Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development 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

Want to transition from academia? Training Employment Opportunities

Details of how to apply are HERE

Developing a powerful CV and Cover Letter

Tuesday, Nov 3, 12 - 2 pm, 1830 bldg, room 2 - 108, register here.

Developing a Tailored Resume and Deciphering the Job Announcement

Wednesday, Nov 4, 12 - 2 pm, 1830 bldg, room 2 - 108, register here.

Applying for Federal Jobs

Thursday, Nov 5, 12 - 2 pm, 1830 bldg, room 2 - 108, register here.

Additional Professional Development Events

  • Welch Library Courses (upcoming courses)
  • AstraZeneca Info Session, Wednesday, November 4, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Rangos 490, register here
  • Effective Science Communication course series (website, schedule)
  • Writing Accountability Groups (WAGs)
  • Hopkins Science Writing Program (details here and here)

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

  • Download your free booklet from Science Magazine here. This edition examines marketable skills and about transition to the next phase of your career. posted 11/02.
  • PhUn Week 2015 (Nov 2-6th) is a K-12 outreach program coordinated by The American Physiological Society along with JHMI physiologists. This year it focuses on the physiology of exercise and health.(More details and volunteering opportunities here).
  • National Postdoctoral Association (NPA)’s annual Meeting & postdoctoral office (PDO) sessions will be held on March 4th 2016. If you are interested in attending the mentoring session fill survey here.
  • The University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine and the Post-Doctoral Program Office are organizing the 2nd Annual Life Sciences Career Fair at the Miami 2016 Winter Symposium on inflammation. Register here (posted 10/18)
  • National Postdoctoral Association Releases Guidebook to Advance Postdoc Women. For more information visit here.
  • Association of Women in Science - recruiting new Executive Board leaders (details; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)
  • Hult Prize Foundation 2016 Challenge (register by Nov 14, details)
  • 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.

  • A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Harhaj to study signaling mechanisms of NF-B activation by the oncogenic human T-cell leukemia virus (details). posted 11/02.
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) fellowship or grant  is accepting applications now. (Details here due Nov 15 and here due Dec 15)
  • The T Rowe Price internship for next spring/summer is open for postdoctoral fellows. Invitations open for preliminary letters of interest. (details)
  • The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) call for applications (due Dec 14, details)
  • Two paid internship positions open at Acidophil LLC to work on synthetic biology or infectious diseases area (details: here and here ). (posted 9/14)
  • Director-level position at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (Due Nov 20, details)
  • Tenure-Track Position In Genomics, W. M. Keck Science Department Claremont, California (US). Application begins 9/21. (posted 9/8)
  • T-32 Training grant opportunity in addiction research at the University of Pennsylvania (details) (posted 10/26)
  • Postdoc position available ASAP in the lab of Dr. Karen Sfanos in the department of Pathology, Oncology, and Urology (details) (posted 10/26)

Receive grant alerts here.

Events Around Baltimore

Upcoming Events

  • Yoga Remix, Mind and body Dance Party, November 6th, Homewood recreation center. Free for Hopkins affiliate. RSVP/buy tickets here.
  •  Dan Meyer Choir presents “Cruisin’ Down Holliday Street” Nov. 22, 4:00pm,   Clifton Mansion (facebook page).
  • ...and many more listed here!

Recurring Events

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

Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association


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