JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

22nd May 2017

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know?  The National Postdoctoral Association is assisting the National Academies Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine in a study on the prevalence and impact of sexual harassment in science, engineering, and medical departments and programs.  They would greatly appreciate it if you can please fill out this anonymous survey on sexual harassment in the workplace by Friday, May 26th. Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KBVGVC8


In this bulletin:

  • Retreat winners
  • JHPDA Book club
  • Ice cream social
  • Industry Leadership series

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA monthly meeting 

When: Wednesday, June, 7th, 5:30pm

Where: PCTB 113

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

Internationals committee meeting 

When: Friday, May, 26th, 12:30pm

Where: Miller Research Building Daily Grind

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 and Grace Kim

Professional Development: Anup Sharma and Madhu Roy

Socials: Nicholas Simon and Erin Brown

Diversity Postdoc Alliance: Dionna Williams  and Marc Edwards

SPH: Julia Raifman and Jing Sun

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 join our 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: Retreat winners!

Congratulations to this year’s Postdoc Retreat oral and poster presentation winners.

Oral Presentations

1st – Marwa Afifi: A RNA helicase enzyme, DDX3, modulates DNA damage repair in Ewing sarcoma.

2nd - Kuangwen Hsieh: Advancing Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing via Single-Cell Broth Picodilution.


Poster Presentations

1st – Haiquan Lu: Chemotherapy-Induced Ca2+ Release Stimulates Breast Cancer Stem Cell Enrichment

2nd – Aditi Madan: ACTA1-related Nemaline Myopathy Mutations Engender a Range of Structural and Functional Phenotypes in Drosophilia Indirect Flight Muscles.

Visiting Scientist Award – Mustafa Nazir Okur: Convergence of Cockayne syndrome group A and B proteins on Nucleolin Regulation.

Upcoming Events

Book Club, Tue., May 23rd

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At the next JHPDA book club we will be discussing The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Based on a true story and some of it happened at Hopkins!


Light refreshments will be provided.


When: Tuesday May 23rd,5:30-6:30pm

Where: GREENHOUSE CAFE (Preclinical teaching building 1st floor)

Questions: postdoc@jhmi.edu

Ice Cream Social, Thurs., May 25th

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The JHPDA International committee invites you to an ice cream social

When: Thursday May 25th, 6:00-7:45pm                 (Rain Date: June 1)

Where: PCTB Courtyard

Questions:Email Beth Zucconi and Antje Arnold

Industry leadership prep series for international postdocs, June 17th

Are you an international postdoc considering career options outside academia? Come and explore:

Industry Leadership Prep Series for International Post doctoral Scholars: Personal Contacts Leads to Hiring

1-3PM on June 17, 2017

The 2-hour workshop will include the presentations and practice sessions on:

  1. Situation Internationals Face in Getting Hired in Private Industry
  2. Ways to get hired
  3. How do I expand my Personal Contacts?

Participants will have an opportunity to practice networking with real professionals and securing contacts from the leading companies in private industry. Seats are limited. Please register by emailing Patricia Phelps at pphelps4@jhmi.edu.

This is a fee based program.  PDCO will sponsor 50% of the cost.  The cost to interested trainees is $40 for the two hour workshop.

Questions: Beth Zucconi and Antje Arnold 

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.

  • 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)
  • Registration is now open for the Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (details) (posted 3/13)

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

  • A series of neuroethics lectures by James Giordano, Ph.D. sponsored by the T32 Fellowship Program. The next talk will be June 16. (details) (posted 3/20)
  • Become an affiliate member of the National Postdoctoral Association for FREE (details) (posted (9/26)
  • Applications are open for Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s 3rd Annual STEM Faculty Launch. Deadline August 11th. (details) (posted 5/22)
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute call for applications is now open for its third Translational Research Workshop for Basic Scientists. Deadline: June 23, 2017 at 12:00pm (ET).(details) (posted 5/22)
  • Please join us for an info session to learn about JHUSOM Summer Swim Club 2017!When: Wednesday, May 24, 3:30pm Where:​ AMEB, room TBA. RSVP or sign up for the email list here. (posted 5/22)

Fellowship and Job Opportunities

  • The Hartwell Foundation – Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2017,Internal Deadline: May 15, 2017, Sponsor Deadline: June 30, 2017. For each Nominee selected for the Individual Biomedical Research Award, the sponsoring participating institution will receive a Hartwell Fellowship to fund one postdoctoral candidate selected from areas of biomedical science who exemplifies the values of the Foundation. Each Fellowship will provide support for two years at $50,000 direct cost per year. (Details)  (posted 4/17).
  • UB Primary Care Research Fellowship Training program is accepting applications for a post-doc NRSA clinician fellow (details) (posted 4/17)

Visit the Johns Hopkins PDCO jobs board site for updated listings, including job postings and postdoctoral fellowships in a variety of science careers across disciplines.

Receive grant alerts here.

Events Around Baltimore

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

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