JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

21 March 2016

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website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

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Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA Monthly Meeting

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

When: Wednesday, April 6, 5:30-6:30 pm

Where: MRB 181

Contact:  postdoc@jhmi.edu

International Committee Meeting

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

When: Tuesday, March 29, 12:30-1:30 pm

Where: Cobblestone Cafe

Contact: Anders Josefsson and Beth Zucconi

Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting

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

When: Wednesday, April 5, 4:15 pm

Where: Wenz Cafe

Contact: Rachel Mulheren

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: JHSOM Postdoctoral Fellow Mentee-Mentor Awards in Clinical and Basic Science Research 

The Postdoctoral Fellow Mentee-Mentor Award is intended to recognize Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellows and their Mentors for outstanding contributions to science, and exemplifying an exceptional mentee/mentor relationship.  Apply today, if your mentor has been instrumental in your involvement in research activities, annual review with IDP (or similar mechanism), and provided support for academic and professional development courses.

Two awards, $5,000 each will be made; one for basic science research and the other for clinical research. Application deadline is Monday March 31st.

For eligibility criteria and application details, click here

For more details, contact Cassie Klein in the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Upcoming JHPDA Events

                Celebrate Nowruz with JHPDA, Tue., March 22

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Come celebrate the the beginning of Spring and the Persian new year 1395. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Read more about nowruz here.

When: Tuesday, March 22, 6:00 - 7.30 pm

Where: Greenhouse Cafe, PCTB (Campus Map)

Questions? Email postdoc@jhmi.edu

Celebrate Holi with JHPDA, Wed., March 23

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Celebrate the arrival of spring with Holi, the Indian festival of colors. Food grade, dry color powder will be provided and light refreshments will be served. Wear clothes you don’t mind throwing away.

When: Wednesday, March 23, 6:00 - 7.00 pm

Where: PCTB courtyard (Campus Map)

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.

  • March 23rd: PDCO Career Blitz 12:00pm to 12:20pm Conflict resolution, 12:20pm to 12:40pm Science Policy Careers, 12:40pm to 1:00pm Transferable skills
  • March 29th: BCI Internship Preview– ASBMB Outreach Internship.

     Register here

  • March 30th: PDCO Networking Symposium. Details and registration 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

  • Allied Minds, a publicly traded early-stage venture firm is seeking applicants for the Allied Minds Fellows Program. The fellows will provide support to our investment team and portfolio companies. (details)  Deadline April 15
  • 2016 Lasker Essay Contest now open; engages scientists and clinicians in discussion about the big questions in biology and medicine; details here 
  • Biotech and Healthcare Case Competition: solve business problems in the biotech/healthcare industry; applications due 3/23; details here 
  • Baltimore Under Ground Science Space (BUGSS) offers opportunities to interact with the public; details here
  • Advancing Postdoc Women Guide Book: essential information for postdoc women in their careers; provided by National Postdoctoral Association (download) (posted 1/18)

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.

  • NIBIB Program Director and Program Analyst position openings at NIH(details) (posted 3/21)
  • JH Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center now accepting pilot project applications in aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and related disorders from faculty of any rank; proposals due 4/29; full announcement detail here or contact Corinne Pettigrew (posted 3/14)
  • Postdoc positions available at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Radiology; details here (posted 3/14)
  • Postdoc position available in Bioinformatics/Computational biology; details here (posted 3/14)
  • The American Association for the advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks an Associate Editor for its journal Science; details here (posted 3/14)
  • NIH is seeking qualified scientists to serve as program directors for the BRAIN Initiative; details and application here

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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