JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

07 December 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know? NIH collected information from a postdoctoral benefits survey in order to update their recommendations for improving postdoctoral research training at institutions. A summary of these data can be found here.


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Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

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, Jan 6, 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, Dec 9, 8:30 - 9:30 am

Where: MRB Daily Grind

Contact: Anna Blice-Baum and Pankhuri Vyas

Professional Development Committee Meeting

Join us to learn about different initiatives taken up by the committee for professional development of postdocs.

When: Thursday, Dec 10, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Where: MRB Daily Grind

Contact: Jineta Banerjee and Xiang Xu

Internationals Committee Meeting

Join us to learn about and contribute to events open to all postdocs!

When: Tuesday, Dec 15, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Where: Cobblestone Cafe (near Einstein’s Bagels)

Contact: Beth Zucconi

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: Dionna Williams  and Marc Edwards

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. 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: Partnering Toward Discovery: Conversations on Research and Medicine this Thursday!

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Join us for the Partnering Toward Discovery Postdoctoral Fellow series event, “Discovering New Frontiers in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Premature Infants with Necrotizing Enterocolitis".

Faculty Speaker: David Hackam, MD

Postdoctoral fellow speakers:
Diego Nino, PhD and Laura Martin, PhD

When: Thursday, Dec 10, 4:00 pm

Where: Turner Concourse, outside Tilghman Auditorium (map)

Light dinner and beverages will be served!

Questions? Contact Jineta Banerjee

Upcoming JHPDA Events

Shuttle Social at Atwater’s this Thursday

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JHPDA invites you to a shuttle social at Atwater’s on the JHMI campus! Thursday night is Trivia night, so come show us how much you know about current events and random facts. Just look for the JHPDA balloon.

When: Thursday, Dec 10, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: 855 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore

Questions? Email postdoc@jhmi.edu

Nobel Prize Coffee Break next Wednesday

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Come join your fellow postdocs at a coffee and snack break and a viewing of the Nobel Prize awards ceremony.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Where: Greenhouse Cafe (PCTB, map)

Who: All postdocs

Questions? Email postdoc@jhmi.edu 

JHPDA Holiday Party next Thursday

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We invite all postdocs to join us at our annual Holiday party! Free food and drinks, games, raffles, and optional gift exchange (see details below).

When: Thursday, Dec. 17th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Daily Grind (MRB, map)

Who: All postdocs (IDs will be checked)

1 guest allowed. Children also welcome!

Questions? Email postdoc@jhmi.edu 

Optional: This year, the JHPDA will be hosting a "white elephant" gift exchange during the holiday party. To participate, we invite you to bring a wrapped gift ($10 value) to exchange with your fellow postdocs.  Everyone who brings a gift will get a gift!  Click here for more information on the tradition behind the white elephant gift exchange.

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Office

Click here to see the full calendar of PDO events.
here to make an appointment with the PDO.

  • Second Annual Competition for iBiology Young Scientist Seminars (iBiology site, apply by Jan 11 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 and 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

  • Registration for the 2016 Annual National Postdoc Association is now open, at Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, MI; early bird registration until Feb 2. More details here
  • Volunteer opportunity, Hopkins Robotics Cup, Jan 30 at Homewood; multiple positions available (judges, referees, field personnel, etc., no experience necessary). Contact Margaret Strong or register here (posted 11/16)
  • American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) annual meeting in San Diego, Dec 12-16; register here (posted 11/08)
  • 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.

  • Temporary communications specialist, JHMI Media Relations

       Contact Shawna Williams Communications Manager (posted 11/30) 

  • Academic Program Manager position, JHMI Professional and Career Development Office (details) (posted 11/16)
  • Postdoctoral fellow opportunity at Johns Hopkins in vascular surgery outcomes research with Dr. Mahmoud Malas (details) (posted 11/16)
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) fellowship or grant  is accepting applications now. (Details here due Dec 15)
  • The T Rowe Price internship for next spring/summer is open for postdoctoral fellows; preliminary letters of interest invited (details)
  • Call for applications, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania & the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) (due Dec 14, details)
  • Apply to be a Global Health Corps Fellow (due 2/2, details)

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