JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

22 February 2016

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know? Each week’s JHPDA bulletin lists a number of professional and career development opportunities, including talks, workshops, and institutes. Check out the various “Opportunity” sections below!


New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA Monthly Meeting

All postdocs are welcome to attend our monthly meetings. Come learn and talk about ongoing JHPDA programming, events and committees!

When: Wednesday, Mar 2, 5:30 pm

Where: Miller Research Building, room 181

Contact: Chelsea Qinjie Zhou

Diversity Postdoc Alliance
Committee Meeting

All are welcome to join us with ideas for Diversity Postdoc Alliance Committee Meeting.

When: Monday, Feb 22, 6:00 -7:00 pm

Where: MRB Daily Grind

Contact: Dionna Williams or Marc Edwards

Internationals Committee Meeting

Join us to learn about and contribute to events open to all postdocs!

When: Tuesday, Feb 23, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Where: Cobblestone Cafe (near Einstein’s Bagels)

Contact: Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson 

Professional Development Committee Meeting

Join us to learn about and contribute to events open to all postdocs!

When: Thursday, Feb 25, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Where: MRB Daily Grind

Contact: Jineta Banerjee and Xiang Xu

JHPDA Executive Council 

2015-2016 Officers

Co-president: Stanley Andrisse

Co-president: Rohan Gupta

Treasurer: Nick Wyhs

Secretary: Chelsea Qinjie Zhou

Committee Chairs

Communications: Pankhuri Vyas and Premraj Rajkumar 

International: Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson 

Policy and Advocacy: Rachel Mulheren

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Xiang Xu

Socials: Justin La Favor

Diversity Postdoc Alliance: Dionna Williams  and Marc Edwards

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.

Great, inexpensive photography

The Department of Pathology, JHMI offers excellent photography services. More information 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]

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: National Postdoc Association Seeks Input From Postdocs (by 2/24)

The Advocacy Committee of the National Postdoctoral Association wants to know what matters to postdocs at the institutional and national level.

Through a brief survey, the Advocacy Committee’s goal is to identify pressing issues for postdocs at the national level. Data will be used in an "Innovation in Action" session at the Annual NPA Meeting in March. Participate in this brief survey by Wednesday, 2/24! (More details about the NPA’s Advocacy Committee can be found here.)


Survey link: Click here

Upcoming JHPDA Events

Consulting 101 Event, Wed., Feb. 24th

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The JHPDA’s Professional Development Committee and the PDCO invite you to attend “Consulting 101”! Featuring a panel discussion with members of the Hopkins PhD Consulting Club. Learn about careers in consulting, necessary skills, and becoming a competitive candidate. Register here.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Where: PCTB Room G18/G19 

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Spring Postdoc Orientation, Thurs., Mar. 10th

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The JHPDA invites all postdocs from the SOM, SPH, and SON to attend the spring postdoc orientation. Speakers include individuals from the Registrar, OIS, Health Services, and more. Coffee, tea, and snacks provided! Register here.

When: Thursday, Mar. 10th, 2:00 - 4:30 pm

Where: Rangos 490 

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Jocks vs. Nerds Mafia Style Party, Fri., Mar. 11th

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Join the JHPDA and GSA for the jocks vs. nerds “mafia style” party! RSVP required - limited to the first 50 postdocs and graduate students who register. Register here.

When: Friday, March 11th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Where: Wood Basic Science Building ground floor in the GSA lounge (outside the West lecture hall)

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

JHPDA Research Presentation Club: Spring dates!

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: Mar. 16th, Apr. 13th, May 11th

Sign-up here

Questions? Contact Jineta or Xiang 

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.

  • February 23rd Casual Conversations with John Colmers, Vice President, Health Care Transformation and Strategic Planning, JHMI; details
  • February 26th Career Blitz: Workshop on interviewing skills, negotiating job offers, & medical writing careers (12:00 - 1:00 pm; 1830 Bldg., Bodian room)
  • April 1st Workshop for writing successful K- applications- Beyond the basics; details; RSVP here 
  • Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures - Commercialization Academy; details

Additional Professional Development Events

Teaching Opportunities

  • Paid teaching positions in the JH School of Engineering
  • Program overview here; applications due 3/1 (posted 2/15) 
  • Center for Integration of Research Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)
  • Program overview here 
  • Graduate certificate & online programs in education offered by the Johns Hopkins School of Education; details
  • Paid teaching or volunteer tutor experience with EnCorps STEM Teachers Program; accepting applications for 2016 cohort; details (posted 2/21) 

Other Opportunities

  • Intensive management training course for careers in the biotech industry, 7/11-7/16; hosted by The American Society for Cell Biology; applications due 4/15, details (posted 2/21) 
  • Postdoc Preparation Institute on "Career Transitions" into careers in the biomedical research workforce; 6/02-6/03 in Bethesda, MD; details and registration (by 5/06) (posted 2/21) 
  • Advancing Postdoc Women Guide Book: essential information for postdoc women in their careers; provided by National Postdoctoral Association (download) (posted 1/18)
  • Funding opportunity, Career Guidance for Trainees awards from Burroughs Wellcome Fund ($30,000-$50,000); 3/16 deadline, details (posted 12/21)

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.

  • NIDCD intramural staff/laboratory leader position in Molecular Biology and Genetics Section (MBGS); details (posted 2/21) 
  • National Postdoctoral Association seeking applications for Executive Director position; applications due 3/13; details (posted 2/21) 
  • Postdoc position available; study the role of human microbiome in relation to women’s health; Univ of Maryland, School of Medicine; details (posted 2/15)
  • Bioinformatics specialist and NGS data analyst for metagenomic samples needed; details (posted 2/8)
  • Postdoc position (funded by unique public-private partnership; available immediately); develop novel diagnostic assays for detection of nucleic acids on silicon microchips; details (posted 2/1)

Receive grant alerts here.

Events Around Baltimore

Upcoming Events:

  • Free yoga taught by M Power Yoga instructors! Saturdays, 1/09 - 3/05, 10:00 - 11:00 am, Living Classrooms building inside Patterson Park; mats available and kids welcome.
  • ...and many more listed here!

Recurring Events

For other local events, visit http://baltimore.org/events or the Culture Fly calendar.

Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association


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