JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

6 October 2014

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu

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New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

Socials Committee Meeting

When: Tuesday, Oct. 7, 9:00 am

Where: Ross/MRB Daily Grind

Contact:  Justin La Favor

Communications Committee Meeting

When: Tuesday, Oct. 14, 11:00 am

Where: Ross/MRB Daily Grind

Contact:  Nick Puts

 Internationals committee meeting

When: Tuesday, Oct 28, 12:30 pm

Where:  Cobblestone cafe

Contact: Thibault Mauxion

Future JHPDA Events

Lecture by Nancy Thornberry

Who: Nancy Thornberry (LinkedIn)

When: Thursday, Nov. 13, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Where: PCTB 1st floor, Mountcastle Aud.

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

For more details: click here

Stay tuned for more events!

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

Do you or would you ride your bicycle to work but refrain due to dangerous conditions and lack of bike lanes?

There have been conversations and support from the deans of SPH/SOM to improve the safety of Hopkins cyclists.  Sign this petition to show your support. More info here. A group ride will be held on Oct 10 at 11:30 in front of the School of Public Health to show support!  All are welcome to join.

Get your Flu Shot, starting today!

Click here for more information on times and dates.

Fall Telling Stories about Science Events

  • Wednesday, Oct. 15: Randy Olson
  • Wednesday, Nov. 5: Peter Agre

Where: Wood Basic Science Bldg. Aud.

More details here

Hopkins School of Medicine

Evenings at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Event timeline:

6:00pm-7:00pm Arrival and ticket pick-up

7:00pm-8:30pm Concert

8:30pm-9:00pm Q&A session

9:00pm-10:00pm Dinner reception


Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 @ 7pm - R. Strauss' Ein Heldenleben

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 @ 7pm - Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

Great, inexpensive photography

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

Sexual Assault Reporting

The Johns Hopkins University has launched a new resource, a website for Sexual Assault Response & Prevention. This website features policies, procedures, FAQs, training resources, and emergency contact information. See full announcement here.

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: JHPDA Committees are recruiting -
Get involved!


The JHPDA needs you! The JHPDA is a volunteer organization run by postdocs, for postdocs. Right now, the Media & Communications Committee and the Policy & Advocacy Committee are actively recruiting! (Though note, all committees – including Professional Development, Social, International – always welcome new members.) In addition to providing service to the postdoc community, involvement provides leadership skills for your CV!

JHPDA Media & Communications Committee responsibilities:

  • Disseminating information to the postdoctoral community (e.g., weekly bulletin)
  • Maintaining the JHPDA website, social media pages, and JHPDA blog
  • Organizing events focused on scientific communication
  • Judging abstracts for poster and podium presentations at JHPDA Annual retreat

JHPDA Policy & Advocacy Committee responsibilities:

  • Educating, advising, and advocating on behalf of postdoctoral fellows
  • Giving voice to the issues that affect the postdoctoral community
  • Organizing events such as new postdoc orientations and going to Capitol Hill to speak out for science

Interested in getting involved? Please contact postdoc@jhmi.edu or  email individual committee chairs, as listed on the left side of this bulletin!


Postdoc Research Seminar with Nancy Thornberry


An opportunity for postdocs to present their research and network with visiting scientist, Nancy Thornberry, an Independent Consultant in the pharmaceutical industry.

Five postdoc fellows will be chosen from the abstracts. Send a 500 word research abstract to postdoc@jhmi.edu by today, Oct. 6, 2014. The event will take place Thursday, Nov. 13, 9:30 - 11:30 am in PCTB, Room 517.

For more information, click here.

“Like” our POSTDOCtoberfest ‘Ink of the Week’ Pic!


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Thank you to everyone who helped make our POSTDOCtoberfest and NPAW a smashing success! Our photo has been entered into CustomInk’s “Ink of the Week” contest. Click here to “like” our picture and/or here to do the same on Facebook.  Thanks everyone!

...stay tuned for future events...


Professional Development Office (PDO) Events:

One hour Lunch-and-Learn

This fall, on Wednesdays during your lunch break, come discuss important topics that would leverage your marketability when looking for a job. You may attend any or all seminars, there is no restriction.

Register here (for headcount purposes only)

  • 10/08: Identifying Transferable Skills (PCTB, Room 113/114)
  • 10/15: Government Jobs (PCTB, Room G18/G19)
  • 10/23: Looking Into Diverse Careers (Fall Research Leadership Module; PCTB, Room 113/114)
  • 10/29: The Power of LinkedIn (PCTB, Room 113/114)
  • 11/05: Introvert? Extravert? Using Your Strengths (PCTB, Room 113/114)

Fall 2014 Research Leadership for Postdocs (lunchtime modules)

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00 - 1:30pm

Where: 1830 Building, classroom 2-108 (unless otherwise noted, below)

Register here

  • 10/21: Focus on your future, Academic Job Search Panel
  • 10/23: Diverse Careers in Science, Career Transitions
  • 10/28: Networking
  • 10/30: Promotion and Tenure, Reward and Recognition
  • 11/04: Mentoring
  • 11/11: Building and Managing Teams (3 hours)
  • 11/13: Inclusive Excellence; Hot-Button Issues in the Workplace
  • 11/18: Working within Your Organization
  • 12/02: Managing Research Funds, Faculty Panel
  • 12/04: Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship
  • 12/09: Time Management
  • 12/11: Project Management (3 hours)

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

  • 10/06: “Access to Experts” Information Session: Plan International USA
  • 10/07: “Access to Experts” Information Session: ECG Management Consultants
  • 10/09: “Access to Experts” Information Session: ORAU – Maryland Office
  • 10/16: "Access to Experts" Information Session: Cardno ChemRisk
  • 10/16: "Access to Experts" Information Session: American Institutes for Research
  • ...more November events coming soon! 

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

  • The Thrasher Research Fund: Early Career Awards (concept submissions due 9/12; proposal submissions due 10/24, link)
  • Publicizing Basic Science Contest - $500 prizes (deadline 10/20, link)
  • The Neuro Challenge (deadline 10/31, flyer link, website link)
  • Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (due 11/03, link)
  • NIH Loan Repayment Programs (due 11/15, link)
  • Research Study, paid participation: Physical & Mental Fatigue Study (link)
  • Request for guest editors for Biochemistry Insights Journal (contact Mariana Figuera Losada)


  • STEM Specialist Training Session (10/8, 2:30 - 4:30, 1830 East Monument, 2-108; link; contact Tiara@mbrt.org)
  • CONference on Networking, Education and Career Training (CONNECT), (10/17, 10am-3pm, link)
  • Speakers Bureau Training Session (11/7, 9 - 12, 1101 East 33rd, B103; link, contact Nona@mbrt.org)
  • AAAS STEM Volunteer Program (link; contact: bcalinge@aaas.org)
  • Baltimore Green Works (volunteer)


Recent additions listed below.

  • 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)
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Scientific Grants Manager (link)


All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled 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

Local Events in Baltimore City

Local Events Outside Baltimore City

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

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