JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

8th August 2016

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know? The 2016 Johns Hopkins Biomedical PhD career fair is open to all PhD graduate students and postdoctoral fellows conducting biomedically relevant research at JHU, JHMI, University of Maryland Baltimore, University of Maryland College Park, University of Maryland Baltimore County and NIH. Register here today!


New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

Socials Committee Meeting

Join in the organization of future social and networking events for postdocs!

When: Tuesday, Aug 9, 9:00-10:00 am

Where: Atwater’s cafe

Contact: Nicholas Simon

SPH Sub-committee Meeting

Join in the organization to learn about ongoing and future initiatives for SPH postdocs!

When: Friday, Aug 12, 1:30 pm

Where: E6519, School of Public Health

Contact: Email Julia Raifman or Jon Fallica

JHPDA Monthly Meeting

Join and learn more about JHPDA’s ongoing initiatives to benefit postdoc fellows!

When: Wednesday, Sep 7, 7:00 p.m.

Where: PCTB 113

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

Professional Development: Anup Sharma and Xiang Xu

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: JHPDA invites you to shuttle social at Mt. Vernon Marketplace

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The Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association invites you to a shuttle social at Mt. Vernon Marketplace. Look for the balloon!

When: Wednesday, Aug. 10th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: Mt. Vernon Marketplace, 520 Park Ave

Transportation: JHMI Homewood shuttle,

                         Peabody Stop

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu 

Upcoming JHPDA Events

Orioles vs.Astros game at Camden yards, Friday Aug.19th  

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JHPDA invites you to attend the Orioles vs. Astros game at Camden yards. Reserve your tickets here! Tickets will be distributed on Tue, Aug 16th from 5:00-6:00 outside of the Greenhouse Cafe in the PCTB building. You can pay for your ticket(s) in cash at this time. Tickets only $6. Free postgame fireworks!

When: Friday, Aug. 19, 7:05 p.m.

Where: Camden yards

Questions? Contact Justin


Postdoc Fall Orientation, Thursday Sep.1st  

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JHPDA invites all postdoctoral fellows from the School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Nursing to attend the fall orientation! This event will provide information related to many aspects of postdoctoral life at Hopkins. Coffee, tea and snacks provided!

When: Thursday, Sep. 1st, 2:00- 4:30 p.m.

Where: Rangos 490

RSVP: Click here

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu 

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development and Careers Office

Click here for PDCO calendar; click here to make an appointment with PDCO.

Additional Professional Development Events

  • Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures - Commercialization Academy (details)

Teaching Opportunities

  • 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

  • Last call to apply for the KGI Burroughs Wellcome Fund scholarship this fall. KGI will offer the Certificate in Bioscience Management online course for 10 PhD students or postdoctoral scientists (more information for scholarship contact here) (posted 8/8)
  • Save the date! The 2017 annual National Postdoc Association meeting is March 17-19 in San Francisco. (details) (posted 8/8) 
  • JHU is an institutional partner with the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). Click here for registration information and get your free benefit if you enroll in the STEM program. (posted 7/5)
  • Volunteering opportunity to join the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the University of Maryland (details) (posted 6/6)
  • Two positions available at the Center for Women in Technology in UMBC: Associate and Assistant Director (details) (posted 6/6)
  • Community outreach volunteering opportunity for a new nonprofit called National Alzheimer’s Buddies (NAB) (details) (posted 5/23)
  • Exploring career opportunities in your field? Access a network of research labs, science companies, and resources through Kynplex (details) (posted 4/18)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Internship Program: two mini-internships in the School of Medicine now available (details here & here) (posted 4/18)

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.

  • Position available for a cancer vaccine/ immunology scientist at the VLP Therapeutics in Gaithersburg, MD (details) (posted 8/8)
  • Fulbright scholars program opportunities available to postdoctoral and early career candidates (details) (posted 6/6)

Receive grant alerts here.

Events Around Baltimore

Visit http://baltimore.org/events or the Culture Fly calendar.

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