JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

8 September 2014

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu

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


New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

Socials Committee Meeting

When: Tuesday, Sept. 9th, 9.00 - 10.00am

Where: MRB/Ross Daily Grind

Contact: Justin La Favor

Communications Committee Meeting

When: Tuesday, Sept. 9th, 11.00am - noon

Where: MRB/Ross Daily Grind

Contact: Nick Puts

Future JHPDA Events

National Postdoc Appreciation Weeks

When: Sept. 15th-19th + 22nd-26th!

Add these two weeks to your calendar because your JHPDA will be offering many events in honor of postdocs!


When: Thursday, Sept. 25th, 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Ross Courtyard

(Rain date: Friday, Sept. 26th, 5:30-7:30pm)

JHPDA Executive Council 

2014-2015 Officers

Co-president: Corinne Pettigrew

Co-president: Casey Rebholz

Treasurer: Jeff Norris

Secretary:  Pankhuri Vyas

Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Nick Puts

International: Thibault Mauxion and Beth Zucconi

Policy and Advocacy: Kirsten Block

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Yuejin Li

Socials: Justin La Favor

Webmaster: Paul Aiyetan

Other Announcements

Free coffee tasting @ Greenhouse Cafe

When: Thursday, Sept 11, 9am - 11am

Where: Greenhouse Café (PCTB)

What: Greenhouse Café now has a new local roster Zeke's Coffee! They will also offer a sample of bagels from their new local bagel company Roland Park Bagels.

Save the Date!

Fall Telling Stories about Science Events

  • Wednesday, Sept. 24: Bill Nelson and Elizabeth Tracey,
  • Wednesday, Oct. 15: Randy Olson
  • Wednesday, Nov. 5: Peter Agre

Location: Wood Basic Science Building Auditorium (click for details)

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

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Email us:  postdoc@jhmi.edu


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IN BRIEF: Next week is National Postdoc Appreciation Week!


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Next week (15 - 19th Sept) is National Postdoc Appreciation week (NPAW), a nationally recognized week for postdocs! As every year, the JHPDA organizes social and professional events, discounts, and freebies. We aim to provide a fun and useful celebration of postdoctoral life.

Thanks to our amazing committees, we have over 12 events coming up! So many in fact, that in line with last year we're extending our Hopkins Postdoc Appreciation Week until the 26th of September, culminating with our annual BBQ, POSTDOCtoberfest!! We even have some events the week after that!

Start planning - a first preview of our events and discounts can be found on the preliminary poster above! We will provide further information throughout the two weeks in the shape of daily bulletins, posters, website updates, and tweets, so you don't have to miss a thing! Keep an eye out for more information! We're looking forward to seeing you at our events!! Some events need pre-registration, see below for links. For upcoming discounts, click here.


NPAW: Don't hesitate to advocate!, Mon., Sept. 15th


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Researchers and health care workers make powerful advocates. You just have to find your voice! By Josh Horwitz, Executive Director of Coalition to Stop Gun Violence & Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence.

In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, join us for a seminar explaining how to be effective when communicating with policy-makers.  And remember, if you want to see change, don’t hesitate to advocate!

Where: Monday 15th September, 4pm

When: Owens Auditorium (Koch Cancer Research Building)

NPAW: Trivia Night, Wed., Sept. 17th:

Request for submitted questions!


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A JHPDA trivia night, including food, drinks and prizes, will be held next week Wednesday! One of the rounds will be a “grab bag of submitted questions”.

Have a good, funny, or interesting question? Submit it here and maybe you’ll see it coming past during next week's trivia night and gain a (free) point!

Submit here

Please remember this is for a general and international audience.

When: Wednesday 17th September, 5.30

Where: Greenhouse Cafe (PCTB)

Bring a team or join a team on-site!! Open to all postdocs and suitable for an international audience!

NPAW: Register for some of our events NOW!

Some events have limited space or need pre-registration

De-stress Yoga

When: 18th September, 4 - 5 pm

Where: Cooley Center, lrg. activity room

Membership: Don’t have a membership? No problem! Postdocs can use the Cooley Center (both locations) for FREE from 9/15 - 9/26; just fill out a guest waiver on-site

Click here to sign up (25 max)

Visa Seminar on H1B application and permanent residency

When: Presentation 2:30 - 4:00pm, Q&A 4:00 - 4:30pm

Where: WBSB West Lecture Hall

Click here to register

Co-Sponsored by the OIS, presented by Taylor & Ryan, LLC



JHPDA Research Presentation Club


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The JHPDA research presentation club is starting up again!  New this year: “expert” short presentation pearls!

Join us for our first one on Wed. 17th of September with a presentation pearl from Dr. Meghan Davis on making a scientific poster!

When: Wednesday 17th September, 12 - 1pm

Where: Preclinical Teaching Building, G18/G19

Interested in practicing your talk or poster, book your slot now here or click here for more information.

Professional Development Office (PDO) Events:

Scientific Presentations

When: Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 9.00am -  4.00pm

Where: West Lecture Hall, Preclinical Teaching Building (ground floor)

Course Leader: Donna Vogel, M.D., Ph.D.

Anxious about presenting your research? Learn how to do your best and beat the stress! Among the topics covered: different types of presentation planning, organizing and delivering a winning talk, how to capture and keep the attention of the audience, effective use of visual aids, turning the Question period to your advantage, dealing with nervousness.

Networking and Informational Interview Workshop

When: Thursday, September 10, 2014, 12.00 - 2.00pm

Where: 1830 Building, Room 2-108

Who you know does matter, and can help to predict career success! You can learn to network effectively, and increase your professional visibility. Choosing the right career can be a challenge. You will gain insight about conducting informational interviews to help you reach the next step in your career.

Register here.

Homewood Opportunity

Professional Development Module Program courses offered by the Center for Leadership Education in the Whiting School of Engineering.  Click here and here for details.

Other Opportunities

Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions can be seen here.

  • Now accepting proposals to the National Postdoctoral Association 2015 Annual Meeting (proposals accepted through 9/30, link)
  • National Postdoctoral Association MyPDO (link)
  • Meet the NPA board election candidates (link)
  • NIH International Opportunities Expo and Career Event (9/09, link)
  • The Innovation Factory Student-Led Incubator @ Johns Hopkins; (deadline for application 9/10, link)
  • NIH Earl Stadtman Investigators (due 9/30, link)
  • The Thrasher Research Fund: Early Career Awards (concept submissions due 9/12; proposal submissions due 10/24,  link)
  • Career Awards for Medical Scientists (due 10/01, link)
  • Publicizing Basic Science Contest - $500 prizes (deadline 10/20, link)
  • The Brain Challenge (deadline 10/31, flyer link, website link)
  • Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (due 11/03, link)
  • NIH Loan Repayment Programs, Submission (due 11/15, link)
  • Research Study: Paid for participation in a Physical and Mental Fatigue Study (link)
  • The Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering Symposium (10/10; poster details due 9/08, submit to Eleni Georgantonis egeorga1@jhmi.edu)


Recent additions listed below.


Recent additions listed below.

  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellowships (due 9/11; link)
  • Postdoc position in cancer biology at Johns Hopkins with Dr. Christine Hann (due 10/01; link (row 23))
  • Faculty Positions in Life Sciences at Yale-National University of Singapore (NUS) College (link)
  • Protein Engineer/Molecular Biology Scientist (link)
  • Biogen Idec Postdoctoral Program (link)
  • Equity Research Fellow (link)
  • Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF-funded postdocs (link)
  • International Opportunity: Scientific Instrumentation (link)


  • Penn Med, Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy (CODRT): has RFA for 13 rare diseases (pre-application due 9/15; details)


All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here.

Other opportunities can be found here.


Specific Events

Recurring Events

Local Events Outside Baltimore City

For other local events, visit http://baltimore.org/events or here.

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