JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

24 February 2014                                                                      

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New Content

Recurring Content

JHPDA Meetings

International Committee

When: Tuesday, Feb. 25th, 6:00pm

Where: Cobblestone Cafe, hospital cafeteria

Contact: Thibault Mauxion

Monthly meeting minutes can be found here

Future JHPDA Events

Postdoctoral Research Presentation Club

Next meeting on Wednesday, 3/12 at 12pm. See JDPDA Professional Development Opportunities (center panel below) for more details.

JHPDA Executive Council 


Co-president: Blythe Shepard

Co-president: Nick Puts

Treasurer: Cara Altimus

Secretary:  Regan Memmott

Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Corinne Pettigrew

Socials: Orion Furmanski & Jeff Norris

International: Thibault Mauxion

Professional Development: Shirley Tan

Policy and Advocacy: Stephen Gee

Webmaster: Issel Anne Lim

More Info: Committees 

Other Announcements

Tax Information for Non-Resident Aliens (NRA)

The JHU Tax Office has purchased a license for GLACIER Tax Prep (free) which is Federal tax preparation software for Nonresident Alien (NRA) Students and Scholars. GLACIER Tax Prep is specifically designed to help NRA’s file a federal tax return so it is user friendly and generates the appropriate federal tax return for each NRA. Click here for more information.


Filing of Federal Taxes for the 2013 year  is due by April 15, 2014.

If you are an International Scholar who has not passed the substantial presence test (spending >183 days of each of the last 3 years in the USA) then you are likely considered a “Non-Resident for Tax Purposes” and are eligible to utilize the GLACIER Tax Prep tool.  Information on accessing this software through the Hopkins Tax Office is now available. Please click here to read the flier and email the tax office directly for access and your questions.   Read more here.

Email the tax office for more information (tax@jhu.edu). The information above is an informal guide. Please contact the tax office if you have any specific concerns.

GSA Tax Workshop

Click here for the flyer

Hopkins Dance: Hip Hop Classes

Through 3/20; click here for more details

Mother’s Room Now Open!

The Mother's Room in PCTB 302 is now open. To access, moms can complete an authorization form (link) and return it to: Sharon Eddinger, PCTB 333. Room contains pumps, three stations, a sink, a small refrigerator, and full-length mirror.  More family resources can be found here.

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 Blog, Life after the Doctorate: Experiments and Experiences in Baltimore

Featured Articles: 

Finding a roommate (by MB Nebel)

Useful Baby Items (by Issel Anne Lim)

Tell Your Stories: Submit a post

Postdoc Business Cards

Family Resources

Baltimore Resources

BusyGrad: housing, reviews, buy/sell items
[BusyGrad is not affiliated with Hopkins.]

IN BRIEF: Alternatives to “Alternative” Careers?

A recent Science Careers article discusses ‘alternative careers’ for PhDs: A science Ph.D. remains an excellent credential, and even better preparation for employment. Yet, scientists with Ph.D.s who seek to transition into other careers usually must make their own way, and such transitions are often difficult and slow.. Thanks to their determination, resourcefulness, and versatility ..they almost always succeed, eventually.Read more here.


Intercultural Game & Chat: Today, Mon., Feb 24th

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International postdocs: want to meet people and practice your English?

American postdocs: Want to share your culture and learn new ones?

Join us for dinner and board games!!!

When: Monday, February 24th, 6-8pm

Where: Preclinical Training Building (PCTB) 113/114 (across Greenhouse cafe)

*Sponsored by the JHPDA international committee

Career Panel - Policy and Education: Thurs., Feb 27th

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Have you ever wondered how to apply your scientific background to public policy? Do you want to know more about molding young minds at a private high school or college? Join us for a career panel with professionals providing insight into the world of policy and education, featuring scientists from AAAS, FASEB, FDA, and the Bryn Mawr School. More details here. Co-sponsored by the Association for Women in Science (Baltimore Chapter) and the JHPDA.

When: Thursday, February 27th, 6-8pm

Where: Mountcastle Auditorium, Preclinical Teaching Building (PCTB)

Please RSVP (so refreshments can be provided).

Postdoc Ice Skating: Sat., March 1st

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Join your fellow postdocs for a few hours of ice skating at the Patterson Park Ice Rink, followed by a happy hour gathering at a nearby bar!

When: Saturday, March 1st, 3-5pm

Where: 200 S. Linwood Ave.

Cost: $4  admission + $2 skate rental

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu 

Speak out for Science: Wed., March 19th

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Do you worry about the dismal state of science research funding? If so, now is your opportunity to speak out! The JHPDA Policy & Advocacy Committee is organizing a trip to DC that will allow you to speak with your congressional representative about the importance of biomedical research funding.

When: Wednesday, March 19th

Where: U.S. Congressional Office Buildings, Washington, DC

To attend, contact: Stephen Gee or Kirsten Block


JHPDA Event: Postdoc Research Presentation Club

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The newly established Postdoctoral Research Presentation Club is looking for members and speakers! Monthly events consist of 3 presentations per session. Practice a research talk and receive friendly feedback from an audience of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. Native English speakers and ESL speakers alike are encouraged to attend and present.

When: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 12-1pm

Where: PreClinical Teaching Building (PCTB) Room 113/114 (across Greenhouse cafe)

For more information, click here. To book your slot and RSVP, click here.

Professional Development Office Events

Developing a Powerful CV and Cover Letters (RESCHEDULED)

When: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Where: 1830 E. Monument Street Building, Room 2-108

If you are considering an academic career path, come and learn how to develop a powerful CV and its accompanying cover letters. This is an interactive workshop and you are encouraged to share your CV and/or cover letter. Register here.

Other Opportunities

Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions here.

  • Career networking panel discussion: How to find short term STEM Teaching positions at Maryland College and Universities (Monday, 02/24; flyer here)

  • Project Bridge Workshop: Fostering Private Support for your Science, (Wednesday, 03/05)

  • Science Policy Volunteer Opportunity: Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) seeks a Director of Development (3hr/week)


Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions here.

  • Call for Volunteers for 2nd Annual Hopkins Robotics Cup
  • Volunteer for Science Outreach to Refugee Youth in Baltimore


Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions here.

  • Senior Level faculty in myocardial repair at University of Louisville
  • Patent Agent, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (link)
  • Postdoctoral position to investigate the central mechanisms of pain sensation at John Hopkins University
  • Postdoctoral position at the Center for Child and Community Health Research


All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here.


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

Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association


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