JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

23 June 2014

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu

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Did you know? We have nominees for the 4 JHPDA officer positions, and elections are now OPEN! Please Vote!! More details here.


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Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

JHPDA Monthly Board Meeting

Come meet new people, get involved, and share ideas! Snacks will be available. All Postdocs are welcome!

When: Wednesday, July 2nd, 5:30-6:30pm

Where: Preclinical Teaching Building (PCTB) 113/114

Contact: Nick Puts or Blythe Shepard

Previous JHPDA monthly board meeting minutes can be found here.

Professional Development Committee

When: Tuesday, June 24th, 2:00-2:45 pm

Where: The Greenhouse Café, PCTB.

Contact: Casey Rebholz

Internationals Committee

When: Tuesday, June 24th, 6:00-7:00pm

Where: Cobblestone cafe (Nelson building)

Contact: Thibault Mauxion   

Socials Committee

When: Thursday, July 3rd, 12:00-1:00pm

Where: Life of Reilly Pub, 2031 E Fairmount

Contact: Orion Furmanski

Future JHPDA Events

New Postdoc Orientation

What: Information about what the university offers and ways to get the most out of your postdoctoral fellowship

When: July 10, 2:30-4pm

Where: Darner Conference Room, Miller Research Building (MRB), Room G007

More details in center panel!

JHPDA Executive Council 


Co-president: Blythe Shepard

Co-president: Nick Puts

Treasurer: Jeff Norris

Secretary:  Corinne Pettigrew

Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Corinne Pettigrew

International: Thibault Mauxion

Policy and Advocacy: Stephen Gee

Professional Development: Casey Rebholz

Socials: Orion Furmanski & Jeff Norris

Webmaster: Paul Aiyetan

Other Announcements

Epidemiology Postdoctoral Fellow Meeting

The purpose of the meeting is to review results from a survey describing current epidemiology postdoctoral fellows and discuss the development of a formal program within the department.

When: Wednesday, June 25, 4:00-5:00pm

Where: JHSPH Room E6519

Contact: Jill Kessler

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


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Featured Articles: 

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IN BRIEF: JHPDA Officer Elections Now OPEN.
Please vote!

The JHPDA is the oldest postdoctoral organization in the country. Representing over 1500 postdocs at Hopkins, we are an organization for postdocs, run by postdocs.

Voting for elected officer positions for the 2014 - 2015 term is now OPEN! Vote for your next Representatives now!


All SOM and SPH postdocs are eligible to vote. Please only vote once!

Candidates are listed below; please click their name to read their election information:

2 Co-President candidates (2 positions): Corinne Pettigrew & Stephen Gee

3 Treasurer candidates (1 position): Jeff Norris, Ali Tourchi, & Victor Nauffal

2 Secretary candidates (1 position): Tamás Ötvös & Pankhuri Vyas

Voting closes on at 11.59 pm on July 1st.

Newly elected officers will be announced during the JHPDA board meeting on July 2nd and in the weekly bulletin.


Postdoc Orientation, Thurs., July 10


Are you new to The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine? Have you been here a while, but want to learn more about Hopkins resources?


Come hear about what the university offers you and about ways to get the most out of your postdoctoral fellowship. Includes a food and beverage break!

When: Thursday, July 10, 2:30-4pm

Where: Darner Conference Room, Miller Research Building (MRB), Room G007, Ground Floor near the fountain (map)

Who: ALL (new or established) postdoctoral fellows, regardless of affiliation, may attend; however, some provided information may be more relevant to those in the School of Medicine.  

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu with questions

Pre-Register for this event here!


Professional Development Office (PDO) Events:

Careers in Government Consulting

What is government consulting? How does it differ from management consulting? Could it be right for you? Hear about it from someone who has been there and now aims to inform other STEM graduates about this exciting career possibility.

Speaker: Josh Henkin, Ph.D., Founder, STEM Career Services

When: Wednesday, June 25, 3:00-4:00pm

Where: Bloomberg School of Public Health, Room 2030

RSVP: RSVP here 

Weekly 1-hour Lunch & Learn Seminar Series

On Wednesdays over your lunch break, come discuss important topics that leverage your marketability when looking for a job. There are 5 themes being offered:

  • July 2: Resume - Bad/Good examples
  • July 9: Identifying Transferable Skills - What they are all about
  • July 23: Looking into diverse careers - Discussion
  • July 30: Government Jobs - Differences in the resume & where to look for jobs
  • August 6: The power of LinkedIn
  • August 13: Repeat: Identifying Transferable Skills - What they are all about


Register: Register here (for headcount purposes only); you may attend any or all seminars, there is no restriction

When: Wednesday, 12:00-1:00pm, dates listed above

Where: 1830 E Monument St. building, room 2-108

Teaching Fellows Programs - Accepting Applications THROUGH 7/10

Attention all East Baltimore Postdocs and 2+ year Graduate Students! Interested in gaining mentored teaching experience at a local college or university? The PDO offers opportunities to gain experience in the practice and pedagogy of teaching undergraduate students in mentored programs at five local institutions. Johns Hopkins has partnered with the University of Maryland School of Medicine to expand the Teaching Fellow Programs.

Teaching sites now include: Notre Dame University of Maryland*, Towson University, Loyola University of Maryland, Goucher College, and Stevenson University [*Co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association]


Please read the program descriptions carefully as there are different time commitments, requirements and expectations. You may apply to one or more of the programs if you meet the qualifications. Directions and individual fact sheets can be found here. A common online application is used with a place to indicate which program(s) you are applying for. Begins June 10th.  Click here to apply.

Your Research Career – Summer Intersession

This intensive five-day course introduces JHMI professional students, graduate students and fellows to the most important uses for scientific communication. Learn how to apply for your first NIH or other peer-reviewed grant (Mon-Tue); how to write a research paper (Thu) ; and how to plan, organize and deliver an effective research talk or poster, including appropriate design and use of graphics (Fri). Wednesday will cover various aspects of Research Leadership for students.


When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, July 14, 15, 17, 18, 2014, 9:00am – 12:30pm (Students and Postdocs):  You may attend any or all days

Wednesday, July 16, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  (Students ONLY)

Where: Mountcastle Auditorium; 1st floor Preclinical Teaching Building

Register: Register here

Other Opportunities

Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions can be seen here.

  • July 9, Drugs/Biologics/Vaccine/Devices Symposium: “Drug Delivery Research across the Translational Pathway”
  • July 14, Biomarkers and Diagnostic Testing Symposium: “The Importance of Secondary Data Analyses in the New Era of Biomarker and Diagnostic Imaging”; to present a poster at this symposium, contact Dr. Liz Selvin
  • Pathways to Commercialization at JHU, 7/09, 12pm; link
  • Johns Hopkins Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, 7/17-8/29 (more details; register here by 6/30)
  • Webinar: Getting the Right Job at a Startup Company, 7/17, 12pm; link
  • Data scientist training program, 6-week fellowship, 9/08-10/17 (more details)
  • 2nd Global EURAXESS Science Slam North America 2014; link
  • Access to the latest research for postdoc scholars in between-jobs; 8/31 deadline, link
  • Lasker Essay Contest in Support of Medical Research; 8/08 deadline, link


Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions here.


Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions here.

  • Scientific Analyst, Thomson Reuters, Rockville, MD (link)
  • Associate Director, iBiology (link)
  • Equity Research Fellow (link)
  • Armenise-Harvard Career Development Awards (deadline 7/15; link)
  • Research opportunities in Europe for NSF-funded postdocs (link)
  • FDA Fellow, Avalere Health LLC, Washington, D.C. (link)
  • FDA Cell Death Regulation Postdoctoral Fellowship (link)
  • FDA Therapeutic Protein Glycosylation Fellowship (link)
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in understanding Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis (link)
  • International Opportunity: Scientific Instrumentation (link)


All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here.

Other opportunities can be found here.


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

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