JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

19 January 2016

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

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New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA Monthly Meeting

All postdocs are welcome to attend our monthly meetings. Come learn and talk about ongoing JHPDA programming, events and committees!

When: Wednesday, Feb 3, 5:30 pm

Where: Miller Research Building, room 181

Contact: Chelsea Qinjie Zhou

Diversity Postdoc Alliance 
Committee Meeting

All are welcome to join us with ideas for Diversity Postdoc Alliance Committee Meeting.

When: Monday, Jan 25, 6-7pm

Where: MRB Daily Grind

Contact: Dionna Williams or Marc Edwards

JHPDA Executive Council 

2015-2016 Officers

Co-president: Stanley Andrisse

Co-president: Rohan Gupta

Treasurer: Nick Wyhs

Secretary: Chelsea Qinjie Zhou

Committee Chairs

Communications: Pankhuri Vyas and Premraj Rajkumar 

International: Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson 

Policy and Advocacy: Rachel Mulheren

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Xiang Xu

Socials: Justin La Favor

Diversity Postdoc Alliance: Dionna Williams  and Marc Edwards

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.

Great, inexpensive photography

The Department of Pathology, JHMI offers excellent photography services. More information here.


JHPDA 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]

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: Shuttle Social at Mount Vernon Marketplace

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JHPDA invites you to a shuttle social at Mount Vernon Marketplace, Baltimore’s new foodie destination! Look for the yellow balloon to find your fellow postdocs.

When: Thursday, Jan 21st, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: 520 Park Avenue (map)

Transportation:JHMI- Homewood shuttle, Monument-Peabody stop.

Questions? Email postdoc@jhmi.edu

Upcoming JHPDA Events

   Partnering Toward Discovery Postdoctoral Fellow Event 

JHPDA invites you to Join us at the Partnering Toward Discovery Postdoctoral Fellow Event as cardiologist David Kass and postdoctoral fellow Mark Ranek present “Fixing Misfolded Protein Disease.”  

When: Thursday, Jan 28th, 4 p.m.

Where: Turner Concourse/Miller Research Building’s ground floor area outside of Tilghman Auditorium

Questions? Email 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.

  • Learn about Regulatory Affairs from a career professional, Chris Sasiela, PhD., RAC; Jan 19th at 1830 E. Monument, Peter C. Maloney Classroom (2-108); register here.
  • Johns Hopkins Equity Research Externship Program collaborating with T. Rowe Price to develop basic skills in equity research and learn about careers in finance and equity research; register here.
  • Research Leadership in Academia Jan 19th 4 - 6 pm at 1830 E. Monument, Peter C. Maloney Classroom (2-108); register here.
  • Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures - Commercialization Academy (details here)

Additional Professional Development Events

Teaching Opportunities

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

Other Opportunities

  • Advancing Postdoc Women Guide Book provided by National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) offers essential information for postdoc women in their careers. (download) (posted 1/18)
  • Transatlantic data science workshop on novel computational approaches to health; at Bethesda NIH campus, Mar 1-2; abstracts due on Jan 20th (details)
  • Webinar opportunity, “Targeting Cancer Pathways: Understanding Immune Checkpoints” on Jan 19th organized by  AAAS (register here) (posted 1/4) 
  • Funding opportunity, Career Guidance for Trainees awards from Burroughs Wellcome Fund ($30,000-$50,000); 3/16 deadline, details here (posted 12/21)
  • 2016 Annual National Postdoc Association meeting - registration now open; hosted at Van Andel Research Institute in Michigan; early bird registration until Feb 5, details here
  • Download free booklet on marketable skills and transition to the next phase of your career (from Science Magazine; here) (posted 11/02)
  • NPA Releases Guidebook to Advance Postdoc Women: more information here

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.

  • Postdoctoral position in mechanisms and susceptibilities of cancer driver genes at the lab of Dr. David VanderWeele, MD PhD, at National Cancer Institute (details) (posted 1/18)
  • 2016 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program - applications now open; due 2/05 (details) (posted 1/10)
  • T Rowe Price internship for next spring/summer is open to postdoctoral fellows; preliminary letters of interest invited (details)
  • Apply to be a Global Health Corps Fellow (due 2/2, details)
  • Postdoc in genomics and bioinformatics at the University of Lorraine in Nancy, France (details & contact) (posted 1/10)

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Events Around Baltimore

Upcoming Events

  • Free yoga taught by M Power Yoga instructors! Saturdays, 1/09 - 3/05, 10:00 - 11:00 am, Living Classrooms building inside Patterson Park; mats available and kids welcome.
  • ...and many more listed here!

Recurring Events

For other local events, visit http://baltimore.org/events or the Culture Fly calendar.


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