JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

10th Oct 2016

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

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Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA Monthly Meeting

Join and learn more about JHPDA’s ongoing initiatives to benefit postdoc fellows!

When: Wednesday,Nov 2, 5:30 p.m.

Where: PCTB 113

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

JHPDA Executive Council 

2016-2017 Officers

Co-president: Nick Wyhs

Co-president: Justin La Favor

Treasurer: Georg Oeltzschner

Secretary: Adele Goman

Committee Chairs

Communications: Pankhuri Vyas and Premraj Rajkumar 

International: Beth Zucconi and Antje Arnold 

Policy and Advocacy: Rachel Mulheren

Professional Development: Anup Sharma and Xiang Xu

Socials: Nicholas Simon

Diversity Postdoc Alliance: Dionna Williams  and Marc Edwards

SPH: Julia Raifman and Alfredo Guerra Lara

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.


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: Thank you for making NPAW a huge success!

This year National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) was held between Sept 19-23, followed by Hopkins Postdoc Appreciation Week Sept 26-30.

The JHPDA organized 10 events ranging from a coffee break and academic job search to an immigration seminar and an excellence in diversity symposium.

We would like to thank everyone who hosted and participated in NPAW events and helped make it a smashing success. A special thanks to all vendors around campus who provided discounts to postdocs during both weeks, and our sponsors Metabolon and TaKaRa bio for their incredible support and participation in POSTDOCtoberfest!

Upcoming JHPDA Events

International Wine Tasting, Thu., Oct 13th


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Please join the JHPDA and the International Committee for an International Wine Tasting Event!

When: Thursday October 13, 6:30 - 8 PM

Where: Owens auditorium concourse CRBI/II.

Signup here:  goo.gl/Gstk8v

Please RSVP before Wed. October 12th.

Cash entrance fee of $5.

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

JHPDA Research Presentation Club Sign Up: Fall dates!

Come join the Research Presentation Club! Practice presenting a talk/poster of your choice with the JHPDA Research Presentation Club! Receive feedback from a friendly audience of fellow postdocs and graduate students. Each month’s event also features valuable tips from an expert in presentation skills.

Not yet ready for a talk? Come and listen to a fellow postdoc practice over lunch (provided!) and help out by providing feedback.

When: Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Dates: Oct 12th, Nov. 16th, Dec. 14th, Jan 18th

Sign-up here

Questions? Contact Anup Sharma or Madhuparna Roy

Apple Picking, Sun., Oct. 16th

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Join fellow postdocs for an apple picking trip this season!

When: Sunday, October 16th 10 am

Where: Weber’s PeachBerry Farm (Glen Arm, MD ~15 miles from Baltimore)

Cost: $10-28 (half peck – half bushel)

Sign Up: http://tinyurl.com/h7253px

Note: The JHPDA cannot guarantee transportation, but will help to coordinate

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

JHPDA Monthly Shuttle Social, Wed., Oct. 19th

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Join fellow postdocs for this month’s Shuttle Social at the Fells Point Tavern! Look for the yellow balloon.

When:  October 19, 6 - 8 PM

Where: Fells Point Tavern, 1606 Thames Street

Transport: Circulator Green line Stop #105

Questions? Contact 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.

Scholarly Publishing Symposium, Nov 9

The Professional Development & Careers Office and Elsevier are organizing a Scholarly Publishing Symposium. The symposium is targeted towards students, post-docs, and junior faculty in the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions as well as the Department of Biomedical Engineering.


When: Wednesday, November 9, 10am – 3:30pm

Where: East Baltimore Medical Campus, Mountcastle Auditorium – PCTB and the Welch Medical Library Building

Register for one or more of the sessions at: http://bit.ly/2cYrpgU

  • Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures - Commercialization Academy (details)

Additional Professional Development Events

  • Apply for a Bio-Trac® Training Programs at MedImmune (details) (posted 10/3)
  • Access JHU Membership Benefits to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) (More Details, Webinar Calendar)
  • Welch Library Courses (upcoming courses)
  • Effective Science Communication course series (website, schedule)
  • Writing Accountability Groups (WAGs)
  • Hopkins Science Writing Program (details here and here)
  • Biostatistics course; application deadline Nov 1st (details)

Teaching Opportunities

  • Center for Integration of Research Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)
  • Program overview here 
  • Johns Hopkins School of Education
  • Graduate certificate programs & online programs in education (details)

Other Opportunities

  • The Johns Hopkins Graduate Consulting Club (JHGCC) is hosting a  Hopkins-wide consulting case competition. If you are interested, submit your team application here. Find teammates here. ​For details, Contact JHGCC@gmail.com (posted (10/10)
  • Become an affiliate member of the National Postdoctoral Association for FREE (details) (posted (9/26)
  • Volunteer as an after school mentor in Baltimore Elementary schools (details) (posted 9/26)
  • HHMI launches funding program for early career scientists from underrepresented groups. (details) (posted 9/26)
  • MIT Science Advocacy group runs science funding email campaign (details) (posted 9/26)
  • Register to join AWIS Live, to learn more about the work of AWIS and its community & how you can get involved (details) (posted 9/19)
  • Scientist Mentoring and Diversity Program for Medical Technology (SMDP MedTech) is looking for recent graduates for medical technology program. (details) (posted 9/12)

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.

  • Postdoc position available in transplant immunology and immunoregulation at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (details). (posted 08/20)
  •  Postdoc in the Neural Interface Laboratory within the Office of Science and  

      Engineering Labs at FDA (details) posted 9/06

Receive grant alerts here.

Events Around Baltimore

Visit http://baltimore.org/events or the Culture Fly calendar.

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