JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

18 May 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu

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New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA Monthly Meeting

Learn about ongoing JHPDA programming and events. Open to all!

When: Wednesday, June 3rd, 5:30 pm

Where: Preclinical Teaching Building (PCTB) room 113/114 (opposite the Greenhouse Cafe)

Diversity Postdoc Alliance Committee Meeting

When: Monday, May 25th, 6:00 pm

Where: MRB Daily Grind

Contact:  Stan Andrisse or Dionna Williams

Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting

Learn about issues affecting the postdoctoral community; all welcome!

When: Tuesday, May 26th, 4:00 pm

Where:  Wenz Cafe

Contact: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development Committee Meeting

Join us to learn about different initiatives taken up by the committee for professional development of postdocs.

When: Thursday, May 28th, 1:00 pm

Where: MRB Daily Grind

Contact: Yuejin Li and Jineta Banerjee

JHPDA Executive Council 

2014-2015 Officers

Co-president: Corinne Pettigrew

Co-president: Casey Rebholz

Treasurer: Blythe Shepard

Secretary: Pankhuri Vyas

Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Anna Blice-Baum and Pankhuri Vyas

International: Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson 

Policy and Advocacy: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Xiang Xu

Socials: Justin La Favor

Diversity Postdoc Alliance: Stan Andrisse and Dionna Williams

Webmaster: Paul Aiyetan

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

Postdoc Internship Program

Short-term internships for gaining skills and experience in diverse careers. Check out the Postdoc Internship Program website for complete program descriptions.

Current position openings:

  • Science Communication - Office of External Affairs in the BSPH
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Policy & Advocacy - Office of Policy Coordination

Other Announcements

Johns Hopkins Medical Auxiliary Spring Meeting

Postdocs are invited to attend this free event, dinner and drinks included. Topics of discussion can be found here.

When: Thursday, June 4 at 7:00 pm

Where: Sullivan’s Steakhouse, One East Pratt Street, Suite 102, 21201

RSVP by June 1 to Carolyn Johnson

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

jobs.ac.uk offers a toolkit aimed at postdoctoral researchers considering their overall career progress and development. The toolkit offers some general starting points for reflecting on careers to date 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. For more information, click here

Personal Security Device Survey

A team of Hopkins graduate students and alumni are developing a device for personal safety on-campus and in Baltimore. They are gathering information from potential users and would really appreciate getting feedback from the Hopkins postdoc community through their short survey.

Identifying Career Pathways for PhDs in Science Survey

If you have received a PhD in any of the physical, life, engineering, computational, or social sciences between 2004 and 2014 from any institution worldwide and have ever studied, worked, or trained in the United States, you are invited to participate in a survey study conducted by Harvard Law School. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and includes questions about career interests, activities, current employment, and motivations for choosing your career.

Great, inexpensive photography

The Department of Pathology, JHMI offers excellent photography services. For more information, click here.

National Science Foundation Graduate Education Forum

The Graduate Education Forum is intended to encourage discussion among US graduate-education stakeholders and will provide the DGE a direct connection with graduate students, faculty, university administrators, employers, and others who would like to contribute to the national dialogue. For more information, click 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]



A free networking website for the global research community. It enables researchers to identify and connect with thousands of potential collaborators worldwide, helping them to build their networks and explore new ideas

Complimentary ebooks on career advice

The Global Academic Careers Guide

Career Development Toolkit 4 Researchers

Research Publications Planner

Co-authoring - Getting Started

IN BRIEF: It’s that time of year for JHPDA elections! Please vote now for officers for the 2015 - 2016 term


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 2015 - 2016 term is now OPEN! Vote for your next Representatives now!

Click here to learn about the candidates and vote!

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

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

Voting will be open until Friday, May 29th.

The voting form can be found at the bottom of this page.

Email postdoc@jhmi.edu if you have any questions or concerns regarding the election process.


Hope for Nepal Fundraising Dinner -- Last chance to buy tickets!

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Join the JHPDA and OIS for an evening of Nepalese food as we raise funds and awareness for Nepal after the devastating earthquakes hit the region. All proceeds will benefit the Bir Hospital in Kathmandu. Donations of any amount are gladly accepted!

When: Wednesday, May 20, 6-8 pm

Where: MRB Daily Grind

Tickets ($10 donation) can be purchased in advance during the following times (a limited number will be available at the door)


Monday (5/18) -- 12 pm - 1 pm, Daily Grind (MRB & SPH), Greenhouse Cafe (PCTB), Cobblestone Cafe (hospital), and Me Latte (CRB)

Monday (5/18) -- 5 pm - 6 pm, Greenhouse Cafe (PCTB)

Technology Transfer Career talk, Thurs., May 21st

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If you want the best research in universities to reach the patients who need it, then technology transfer may be the career for you! Talk to experts in the field and find out what technology transfer is. Please register at http://technologytransfer.eventbrite.com​ (to help us estimate the food order).

When: Thursday, May 21st, 12 - 1 pm

Where: Mountcastle Auditorium (Preclinical Teaching Building).

For more info, click here. Organized by the JHPDA PDC committee.

Shuttle Social at Barcocina, Tue., May 26th


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JHPDA invites you to another Shuttle Social at Barcocina in Fells point. All postdocs welcome!

When: Tuesday, May 26, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Barcocina, 1629 Thames St.

Charm City Circulator, Green line stop 105

Look for the yellow balloon!

For more information, email postdoc@jhmi.edu

Pathways to Parenthood: Fertility Preservation 101

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JHPDA Diversity Postdoc Alliance Committee along with the Black Residents Association in collaboration with Tinina Q.Cade Foundation invite you to come learn about options for fertility preservation and fertility treatment from experts in gynecology, urology, and reproductive endocrinology.

When: Wednesday, May 27, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Where: Sheikh Zayed Tower, Arcade Conference Room # 2117

Refreshments provided.

Contact jhbrap@gmail.com with any questions.


JHPDA Research Presentation Club: Dates through October available!

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 through October now available!

Sign-up here

Questions? Contact Jineta or Xiang

Professional Development Office

Click here to see the full calendar of PDO events.

Click here to make an appointment with the PDO.

  • Spring 2015 Research Leadership for Postdocs

This is a series of 12 lunchtime modules. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00 - 1:30 in the 1830 Building, classroom 2-108. Find session topics and dates here and register here.

  • Collaborative Teaching Fellows Programs - Accepting applications 5/12 - 6/5

Click here for more information and here to apply.

  • Developing a Tailored Resume and deciphering the job announcement
  • Monday, May 18, 12:00 - 2:00 pm, 1830 bldg, room 2-108
  • Applying for Federal Jobs
  • Wednesday, May 20, 12:00 - 2:00 pm, 1830 bldg, room 2-108
  • Lunch and Learn
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm, 1830 bldg, room 2-107, information and registration here.
  • Career options for diverse PhDs
  • Tuesday, June 9, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, 1830 bldg, room 2-108, RSVP here.

Additional Professional Development Events

  • Welch Library Courses
  • A list of upcoming Welch Library Courses can be found here.
  • Hopkins Science Writing Program
  • Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy (PFFTA) programs
  • CIRTL Workshop on postsecondary teaching and education, 5/27 - 5/29(details)
  • Teaching-as-Research Fellowships: Application deadline 6/1,More information, apply here
  • Teaching Academy: Application deadline 8/1, Application here
  • 33rd Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Other Opportunities

  • Translational Research Workshop for Basic Scientists organized by the  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Applications open 5/4  link
  • Association of Women in Science: recruiting new leaders on their Executive Board (details; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)
  • MEND Funding Initiative for Research in Neurodegenerative Disorders (due 6/30, details)
  • 2015 Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Inhibition in the CNS. Submission deadline for oral presentation 5/15, registration 7/18 details
  • Funding opportunities listed here.



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 available in the Viral Oncology Program of the Department of Oncology. (details) contact Dr. John Nicholas, nichojo@jhmi.edu  (posted 4/27)
  • Postdoctoral candidates are invited for projects available in nucleic acid and protein biochemistry, protein quality control, and microRNA biology. Lab affiliated with the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the BSPH and the Department of Neuroscience of SOM. (details) (posted 4/27)
  • Lecturer position in Biochemistry at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC; details) (posted 4/19)
  • Two Radiology/Human genetics postdocs available (due 4/27, details)
  • Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award  - call for candidate nominations (due 4/30; website; full details)
  • Naturejobs Career Expo 2015 (5/20, registration)
  • The Foundation for Women's Wellness (FWW) Fellowship Awards (due 6/8, link)
  • An NIH-funded position is available for a postdoctoral scientist to study the pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori in Solnick Laboratory, Center for Comparative Medicine, UC Davis (link) (posted 5/03)
  • Three postdoctoral research fellow positions in regulation of normal and malignant hematopoiesis at Karolinska Institutet (link) (posted 5/03)
  • Data management consultant JHU (link) (posted 5/11)
  • Psychiatrist Seniors’ Services team in Montgomery County (link) (posted 5/11)
  • Senior Level Research Fellow Position “Causes and consequences of genome instability in human cancers”, NCI (link) (posted 5/11)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship - bone marrow transplantation. (details, contact) (posted 5/18)


All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here. pathway

Receive grant alerts here.

Other opportunities can be found here.


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