JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

12th Dec 2016

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know? The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Hopkins provides administrative support as well as career and professional development training to School of Medicine postdocs. Visit their website to find out more.


New Content

  • In Brief: Research presentation club
  • JHPDA Holiday party

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA monthly meeting 

When: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 5:30pm

Where: PCTB 113

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

Professional Development committee meeting 

When: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 12:00pm

Where: Daily Grind in the Armstrong Building

Contact: Anup Sharma and Madhu Roy

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

Diversity Postdoc Alliance: Dionna Williams  and Marc Edwards

SPH: Julia Raifman and Alfredo Guerra Lara

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.


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: Research presentation club


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Please join us for the December postdoc Research Presentation Club, with an exciting pearl and very interesting postdoc talks!


Expert Pearl: Managing the Q&A Session

By Lisa Borello, Ph.D, Program Manager, Professional Development and Career Office, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


Postdoc Talk: HIF in diabetic eye diseases by Monika Deshpande, Ph.D.


When: Wednesday, Dec 14, 12:00 - 1pm

Where: PreClinical Teaching Building (PCTB) Room G18/19

Pizza will be served!


Organized by the JHPDA Professional Development Committee


Upcoming JHPDA Events

JHPDA Holiday Party, Thursday, Dec 15th

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Join fellow postdocs for this year’s Holiday Party. A multicultural event featuring food and traditions from around the world!

Free drinks and food!

When:  December 15th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Daily Grind in the Miller Research Building

Questions? Contact 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.

  • Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures - Commercialization Academy (details)
  • JHUSOM Postdoctoral Fellow Mentee-Mentor Awards in Clinical and Basic Science Research. Call for Application! (posted 12/12)
  • The Office of the Provost is now accepting nominations for the Provost’s Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship (details)(posted 12/12)
  • Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Donna Vogel on ‘The Teaching Academy: The Power of LinkedIn’(details) (posted 12/12)
  • Do you need to have a difficult conversation with your mentor? The GSA, has organized a panel of upper-year graduate students and post-docs who have been able to navigate difficult mentoring situations. Join us on Thursday Dec 15 at 4pm in the Peter Maloney Classroom (1830 building room 2-108) (posted 12/12)

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)

Teaching Opportunities

  • Summer 2017 Employment Opportunities: Biotechnology or Genetics Instructor and Teaching Assistant (details)(posted 12/12)
  • 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

  • Postdoctoral Fellow – RPE biology and disease at Wilmer Eye Institute, JHU-SOM.  If anyone is interested in this position, please contact Noriko Esumi (Assistant Professor at Wilmer Eye Institute, JHU-SOM) by Email (nesumi1@jhmi.edu) or phone (410-614-6110).(posted 12/12)
  • The Harvard Medical School is looking for postdocs to present their research at the 16th annual New England Science Symposium (details) (posted 12/5)
  • The National Postdoc Association Annual Conference will take place in San Francisco on March 17-19 2017 (details) (posted 11/07)
  • Become an affiliate member of the National Postdoctoral Association for FREE (details) (posted (9/26)
  • Volunteer as an after school mentor in Baltimore Elementary schools (details) (posted 9/26)
  • HHMI launches funding program for early career scientists from underrepresented groups. (details) (posted 9/26)
  • MIT Science Advocacy group runs science funding email campaign (details) (posted 9/26)
  • Register to join AWIS Live, to learn more about the work of AWIS and its community & how you can get involved (details) (posted 9/19)

Fellowship and Job Opportunities

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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