JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

17th Oct 2016

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know? ‘Women of Hopkins’ is a grassroots effort to honor some of Hopkins’ most accomplished women. Everyone is invited to the ribbon cutting party of their portrait gallery on Oct 18th! Refreshments will be served. More details here.


New Content

Recurring Content

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: 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

Fall Dates:  Nov. 16th, Dec. 14th, Jan 18th, Feb 15

Sign-up: here

Questions? Contact Anup Sharma or Madhuparna Roy

Upcoming JHPDA Events

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, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Fells Point Tavern, 1606 Thames Street

Transport: Circulator Green line Stop #105

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Diwali Celebration and Dandiya, Thurs., Oct. 27th

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Join the JHPDA in celebrating the Indian “Festival of Lights,” Diwali! Free Indian food and drinks provided!

This event is for Postdocs only!

When: Thursday, Oct. 27th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Ross/MRB Daily Grind

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Dinner will be followed by Indian music and Dandiya dancing! Dandiya is a very popular form of group dance and a special feature of the Navratri festival celebrated all over India. It is comprised of very simple steps that one can learn on the spot!

JHPDA Harpers Ferry Hike, Sun., Oct. 30th

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Come hiking with the JHPDA! We will be doing the Maryland Heights trail, which is a steep 5.5 mile circuit with great views. We will leave Baltimore at 9:00 am so we can begin hiking around 10:30. There is a $10 dollar/ car fee for parking. JHPDA can not guarantee transportation, but will assist in arranging car pools.  

When:  October 30th

Where: Harpers Ferry Historic Park, WV

RSVP:  Register by Oct. 26 here

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, postdocs, and junior faculty in the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions as well as the Department of Biomedical Engineering.


When: Wednesday, November 9, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

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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