JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

06th Mar 2017

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know? The Office of International Services would like to invite all postdocs to enjoy the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC on Sunday, March 19 2017. RSVP by email or via iHopkins under ‘Programs & events’ tab. $10 per person-space is limited.


New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA monthly meeting 

When: Wednesday, Apr. 5th, 5:30pm

Where: PCTB 113

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

Policy & Advocacy committee meeting 

When: Tuesday, March 8th, 4:15pm

Where: Daily Grind (Armstrong Building)

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

Socials committee meeting 

When: Wednesday, March 9th, 9 am

Where: Atwaters

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

DPAC committee meeting 

When: Friday, March 10th, 10 am

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu


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 and Erin Brown

Diversity Postdoc Alliance: Dionna Williams  and Marc Edwards

SPH: Julia Raifman and Jing Sun

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 join our 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: JHPDA needs your feedback!

Check your inbox for an email titled "JHPDA needs your feedback!" and respond to our survey! It helps the JHPDA lobby for the important things Postdocs need or want changed!

You are invited to provide feedback about your experiences as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins University through the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association (JHPDA) survey. Your feedback will be used to help us learn more about trainees and will also be used to help us improve JHPDA services in the future. The questionnaire should take about 15 minutes to complete. Three survey participants will be randomly selected to win a $25 Amazon gift card.


Upcoming JHPDA Events

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl, Fri., March 17th

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Come join your fellow Postdocs for a St. Patrick's Day Pub crawl in Fells Point on March 17th. Wear Green!!!   

Where:  Meet us in PCTB 113 at 5pm

When: Friday, March 17th, 5pm

Questions: email postdoc@jhmi.edu​

JHPDA Book Club, Tue., Apr, 4th

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Join fellow postdocs as we discuss “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson.  A powerful true story of a lawyer defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children. One of his first cases was a young man sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machinations, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.


Light refreshments will be provided.


When: Tuesday April 4th, 5:30-7:00pm

Where: Student Lounge, Wood Basic Science building (Ground floor)

Questions/ future book suggestions: Email postdoc@jhmi.edu

Tax Q&A with Hopkins Credit Union and community CPA Joe Musumeci

JHPDA Policy and Advocacy Committee recently organized a tax info session in association with Hopkins Credit Union and community CPA Joe Musumeci.

For a summary of important pointers and useful links related to the discussion, please click on the link here:

Tax info session notes

To learn more about Policy and Advocacy Committee and the JHPDA, please visit our website http://jhpda2.jhu.edu/home/committees

Research Presentation club

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Hone your presentation skills with the JHPDA Research Presentation Club!

Practice presenting a talk/poster of your choice. Receive feedback from a friendly audience of fellow postdocs and graduate students. Get valuable tips from an expert in the field on presentation skills!


Don’t have enough data yet? Practice your presentation skills on any area of research of your choice


Not yet ready for a talk? Come and listen to a fellow postdoc practice over lunch (provided!) and help out by providing feedback.


When: Wed, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Sign up here  for the Spring dates!

Questions? Contact Anup Sharma or Madhu Roy

Professional Development Opportunities

The office of postdoctoral affairs:

Partnering Toward Discovery Lecture series

Please save the dates for future Partnering Toward Discovery Postdoctoral lecture series events: March 30 2017.

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)

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

  • Registration is now open for the 2017 Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) Education conference.(details) (posted 3/6)
  • Forum discussion on Startup Equity. Register at Founders Are Not Lovers.
  • Bioinformatics Analyst position NCI in Bethesda, MD.  At least three years of postdoc experience in computational biology is desired.  If interested, contact David VanderWeele http://go.usa.gov/cNDFG (posted 2/6)
  • Burroughs Welcome Fund has a number of grant opportunities for postdocs (details) (posted 1/16)
  • Become an affiliate member of the National Postdoctoral Association for FREE (details) (posted (9/26)
  • HHMI launches funding program for early career scientists from underrepresented groups. (details) (posted 9/26)

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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