JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

7 March 2016

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know? This year’s annual Postdoc Retreat is scheduled for Thursday May 26th. Save the date!


New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

Communications Committee Meeting

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

When: Wednesday, March 9, 8:30-9:30 am

Where: MRB Daily Grind

Contact: Pankhuri Vyas and Premraj Rajkumar

Socials Committee Meeting

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

When: Wednesday, March 9, 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

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: Spring Postdoc Orientation, Thu., Mar. 10th

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The JHPDA invites all postdocs from the SOM, SPH, and SON to attend the spring postdoc orientation. Speakers include individuals from the Registrar, OIS, Health Services, and more. Coffee, tea, and snacks provided! Register here.

When: Thursday, Mar. 10th, 2:00 - 4:30 pm

Where: Rangos 490 (Campus map)

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Upcoming JHPDA Events

             Jocks vs. Nerds Mafia Style Party, Fri., Mar. 11th

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Join the JHPDA and GSA for the jocks vs. nerds “mafia style” party! RSVP required - limited to the first 50 postdocs and graduate students who register. Register here.

When: Friday, March 11th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Where: Wood Basic Science Building ground floor in the GSA lounge (outside the West lecture hall)

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Shuttle Social-Brewer’s Art in Mount Vernon, Tue., Mar 15

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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: Tuesday, March 15, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: 1106 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD, 21201

Transportation:JHMI - Homewood shuttle, Monument-Peabody stop.

Questions? Email postdoc@jhmi.edu

Postdoc Coffee Break - Taxes Filing Information

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Join JHPDA for a coffee break and learn about taxes filing for postdocs along the way.

When: Thursday, Mar 17, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Where: MRB 181

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.

  • Institute for Excellence in Education Conference, Fri, Mar 11, 8.00 am -5.00 pm (more info). Registration Free for SOM, SON, BSPH Students/trainees

  • 2016 NIH Regional Seminar; Topic: Program funding and grants administration, great opportunity for Hopkins fellows. When: May 11-13; Where: Baltimore Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Registration and seminar info here.
  • Biomedical Careers Initiative internship offerings info session Mar 14, 12:00 PM, registration and more info here.
  • Career Clinic - Interviewing skills workshop focusing on STAR technique for answering interview questions, the rationale behind specific questions and provides examples of how to answer common interview questions. When: Tues, Mar 15, 12:00-1:00 PM, Where: 490 Rangos Building, N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD. Registratio and more info here.
  • Boston consulting group advanced degree recruiting event. When: Mar 17, 5:30 PM, Where: MRB G01, More info and RSVP here.
  • Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures - Commercialization Academy (details here)

Additional Professional Development Events

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

  • Lasker Essay contest 2016 registration is now open, this exciting challenge engages young scientists and clinicians in a discussion about the big questions in biology and medicine today. for more info click here.
  • Baltimore Under Ground Science Space (BUGSS) is a local non-profit public lab space that offers a safe space for anyone to learn, discuss, and do science. We are seeking help from local scientists, please consider these unique opportunities to interact with the public! For more info click here
  • Advancing Postdoc Women Guide Book: essential information for postdoc women in their careers; provided by National Postdoctoral Association (download) (posted 1/18)
  • Funding opportunity, Career Guidance for Trainees awards from Burroughs Wellcome Fund ($30,000-$50,000); 3/16 deadline, details here (posted 12/21)
  • Download free booklet on marketable skills and transition to the next phase of your career (from Science Magazine; here) (posted 11/02)

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.

  • NIH is seeking qualified scientists to serve as program directors for the BRAIN Initiative, to learn more and apply click here. 
  • Postdoc position (funded by unique public-private partnership; available immediately); develop novel diagnostic assays for detection of nucleic acids on silicon microchips (details) (posted 2/1)
  • Postdoc position in mechanisms and susceptibilities of cancer driver genes; lab of Dr. David VanderWeele, National Cancer Institute (details) (posted 1/18)
  • T Rowe Price internship for next spring/summer is open to postdoctoral fellows; preliminary letters of interest invited (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

  • ...For events around baltimore check the list here!

Recurring Events

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


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