JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

24 November 2014

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website: jhpda.jhu.edu

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Did you know? All Johns Hopkins employees MUST get their flu shot by Dec 2. For details and locations for vaccinations, click here.


New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA Monthly Board Meeting

Learn about ongoing JHPDA programming and events. Open to all!

When: Wednesday, Dec. 3rd, 5:30 pm

Where:  PCTB 113/114 (across the hall from the Greenhouse Cafe)

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

Policy and Advocacy Committee Mtg.

Come join us to be the voice of your fellow postdocs and learn about science policy!

When: Monday, Nov. 24th, 4:00 pm

Where:  Wenz cafe

Contact: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Internationals Committee Mtg.

Join us to meet fellow postdocs and connect with the postdoc community!

When: Tuesday, Nov. 25th, 12:30 pm

Where:  Cobblestone cafe

Contact: Thibault Mauxicon

Professional Development Committee Mtg.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 12:00 pm

Where:  Daily Grind Cafe (3rd floor, Ross)

Contact: Jineta Banerjee and Yuejin Li

Future JHPDA Events 

See Upcoming JHPDA Events in the right panel of the bulletin.

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: Cynthia Zhang

International: Thibault Mauxion and Beth Zucconi

Policy and Advocacy: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Yuejin Li

Socials: Justin La Favor

Webmaster: Paul Aiyetan

Postdoc Internship Program

Short-term internships for gaining skills and experience in diverse careers. Check out the Postdoc Internship Program website for complete program descriptions.

Current position openings:

  • Policy & Advocacy - Office of Policy Coordination
  • Program Development - Professional Development Office
  • **NEW** Science Communication - Office of External Affairs in the BSPH
  • Research & Development in Industry - MedImmue/AstraZeneca

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.

Thanksgiving Dessert Social

When: Tuesday, November 25th, 4:00 pm

Where: Reed Hall, 1st Floor

Contact: InternationalSociety@jhmi.edu

Join the International Society in giving thanks for dessert! Sample a variety of traditional Thanksgiving desserts and socialize with your fellow internationals. Sponsored by International Society. [Detail]

Join Ultrasounds for our Winter Concert

When: Friday, Dec. 5th, 12:30 pm 

Where: 2nd floor, Armstrong Medical Education Building

Ultrasounds is the Hopkins graduate student and East Baltimore campus premier instrumental ensemble featuring classical music, jazz, funk and more. Refreshments will be provided!

Great, inexpensive photography

The Department of Pathology, JHMI offers excellent photography services. For more information, click here.

National Science Foundation Graduate Education Forum

The forum is intended to encourage discussion among US graduate-education stakeholders and will provide the DGE a direct connection with graduate students, faculty, university administrators, employers, and others who would like to contribute to the national dialogue. For more information, click here.

New JHPDA Meetup.com Group

JHPDA has created a Meetup.com group for postdocs interested in attending smaller local events around Baltimore, such as concerts, art walks, happy hours, museums, and other happenings.  Go to Meetup.com, create a profile, and join the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association Meetup Group.  Receive emails about weekly events other JHPDA members are attending.

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


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.]

IN BRIEF: Versatile PhD Career Finder


The Versatile PhD is a web-based, woman-owned, socially positive business that helps universities provide graduate students with non-academic professional development. Their mission is to help graduate students and PhDs envision, prepare for, and excel in non-academic careers.

This Thanksgiving weekend, why not dedicate a couple hours to learn about nonacademic careers and open your mind to some new possibilities? The PhD Career Finder is an excellent tool for that. The site has a Power Search feature which helps you connect with real post-academic contacts.


Access Versatile PhD with your JHED here!


Postdoc Coffee Break, Wed., Dec 3rd

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As the days get shorter and colder, warm up with some holiday-themed beverages and tasty snacks along side your fellow postdocs. Come to network, meet new friends and get to know the Policy & Advocacy Committee.

When: Wednesday, December 3rd, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Where: Owens Pre-function Area, CRB II

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Wine & Cheese Event, Thu., Dec 4th


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The Associate Dean of Postdoctoral Affairs, Dr. Martha Zeiger, cordially invites postdocs to network at a Wine & Cheese Event!

When: Thursday, December 4th, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Where:  Houck Lobby 1st floor, Phipps Building

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu


Professional Development Office (PDO) Events:

Fall 2014 Research Leadership for Postdocs (lunchtime modules)

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00 - 1:30 pm (unless otherwise noted below)

Where: 1830 Building, classroom 2-108

Register here 

  • 12/02: Managing Research Funds, Faculty Panel
  • 12/04: Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship
  • 12/09: Time Management (11:30 am - 1:30 pm)
  • 12/11: Project Management (3 hours)

Additional Professional Development Events:

Bloomberg School of Public Health Career Services Office Events (Fall 2014)

Fall 2014 event details for SPH postdocs, including event descriptions, locations, RSVP links can be found on the Career Services Office website.

Questions? Contact jhsph.careers@jhu.edu

  • 11/25, “Access to Experts” information session: CareFirst (RSVP)
  • 12/02, “Access to Experts” Alumni Speaker: Marcel Muenster, CEO and Founder, TraveDoc (RSVP)
  • 12/02, “Access to Experts” information session: TraveDoc (RSVP)

Grant writing workshop hosted by TRNAMH

This two-hour workshop held via webinar will focus on the anatomy and physiology of the parts of the NIH-style application with particular attention to the R- and K-type proposals. A brief discussion of the electronic submission process will be included.

If you would like to have your title, abstract, and specific aims page analyzed in this session please submit to Amanda Brown (instructions and diagram) by Monday, Dec. 1st.

When: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Details here

Time Management: How to Create 5 Extra Hours a Week for Your Use

How often do you say to yourself, “If only I had more time!” or “Where did the time go?” Do you look at others and ask “How do they get it done?” This course provides you with the skill set to create time in your day, remove extraneous baggage from your schedule and be much more productive per unit time. The seminar will help you to create 5 extra hours of productive time in a week.

When: Thursday, December 11th, 8:30 - 10:30 am (breakfast from 8:00 - 8:30 am)

Where: 2024 Building, Suite 2-1002, 2024 East Monument Street

Speaker: Dr. David Yousem

Contact and RSVP: Valentina Viertel (410-502-5521); RSVP here

Other Opportunities

  • Registration for the National Postdoctoral Association 2015 Annual Meeting is now open (link)
  • ASU Origins Project Postdoctoral ($10K) Prize Lectureship Nomination (due 12/01, link; more information here)
  • The Dan David Prize scholarship ($15K; due 3/10/15, application link; for details about selected fields of interest, click here)
  • Research Study, paid participation: Physical & Mental Fatigue Study (link)
  • Request for guest editors for Biochemistry Insights Journal (contact Mariana Figuera Losada)
  • Association of Women in Science is recruiting new leaders on their Executive Board (more info; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)



Recent additions listed below.

  • New England Anti-Vivisection Society $40,000 postdoc grant for non-animal alternatives in women’s health/sex differences (due 12/15; details, link)
  • Pearl M. Stetler Research Fund for Women Physicians, $65,000 awards (due 1/15/15; contact Meredith McCormack; link)
  • 2 postdoc positions in Dr. Mark Anderson’s lab; research in calcium and redox signaling and mitochondrial metabolism in cardiac physiology & disease (link)
  • Senior Scientist Position @ NIEHS/NIH (link)
  • Lead Clinical Research Associate (In-House), Hinckley, OH (link)
  • Brain Trauma Research Fellow/Associate 4  (link)
  • Public Health Support Lead/Program Manager (link)
  • Sleep and Performance Scientist (link)
  • Protein Engineer/Molecular Biology Scientist (link)
  • Biogen Idec Postdoctoral Program (link)
  • Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF-funded postdocs (link)
  • International opportunity: Scientific Instrumentation (link)
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Scientific Grants Manager (link)
  • American Heart Association fellowship (due 1/16/15; link)


All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here.

Receive grant alerts here

Other opportunities can be found here.


Recurring Events

  • Baltimore Farmer's Market, Sundays (underneath the Jones Falls overpass) Expressway on Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay Street)
  • Thursday Nights at the Walters, FREE art exhibits every Thurs., 5-9pm

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

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