JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

8 February 2016

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

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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

JHPDA Communications 
Committee Meeting

All are welcome to join us for the monthly Communications Committee Meeting.

When: Wednesday, Feb 10, 8:30am

Where: MRB Daily Grind

Contact: Premraj Rajkumar and Pankhuri Vyas

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: Celebrate Lunar New Year Thu., Feb. 11th

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JHPDA and the JH International Society cordially invite you to join us for a banquet in celebration of the lunar new year 2016.

When: Thursday, 2/11, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Daily Grind, 3rd floor Miller Research Building

All postdocs plus one adult guest and children are welcome! (IDs will be checked)

To read more about the Lunar New Year 2016, please click here.

Questions? contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Upcoming JHPDA Events

Sign up for postdoc spring intramural soccer and volleyball teams by Friday Feb. 12th!

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Do you like to play volleyball or soccer? Sign up TODAY to play one or both of these sports at the Cooley center this spring! Now recruiting players of all levels for soccer (Wednesday nights) and volleyball (Thursday nights). See the flyer for additional details.

Cost: $200 team fee to be split amongst all team


Membership: must be Cooley Center member -OR- purchase a $50 short term membership

Questions? Email postdoc@jhmi.edu

Come Ski with the JHPDA! Saturday, Feb 13th

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Come join the JHPDA on a ski day trip to Liberty Mountain. Sign-up in advance to secure your spot!

When: Saturday, Feb. 13th, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Where: Liberty Mountain, Carroll Valley, PA

Transportation: Carpooling can be arranged

Please sign-up here by Feb 10th to secure your spot!

$62 - lift only, whole mountain

$81 - rental, helmet, lesson, beginner area

$94 - rental, helmet, lesson, whole mountain lift

Questions? Contact Justin La Favor

Movie Screening, Very young girls Tue., Feb. 16th

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The JHPDA and JHSPH Center for Public Health & Human Rights invite you to a viewing of a documentary about domestic trafficking of young girls and discussion of local needs and ongoing research after the film. Food will be provided. All postdocs, family, guests, and community members are welcome to attend!

When: Tuesday, February 16th, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Where: Wood Basic Science Building Auditorium 

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 17th Casual Conversations with Kurt Bachman, US Head, Computational and Systems Biology, Janssen Pharmaceuticals (Details)
  • February 19th Career Clinic Resume Workshop with Kelly Government Solutions followed by one on one reviews (Details)
  • Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures - Commercialization Academy (details here)

Additional Professional Development Events

Teaching Opportunities

  • Center for Integration of Research Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)
  • Program overview here 
  • Johns Hopkins School of Education
  • Offers graduate certificate programs & online programs in education (details)

Other Opportunities

  • Koshland Science Museum, an evening highlighting how your brain, gut, and environment influence how and what you eat; 2/17, Washington DC (details) (posted 2/8)
  • The Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Center at USAID is contracting to hire a short-term Fellow to conduct program evaluations of LGBTI human rights grants in four countries; applications due 2/15 (details)
  • 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 here (posted 12/21)
  • Download free booklet on marketable skills and transition to the next phase of your career (from Science Magazine; here) (posted 11/02)

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.

  • 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)
  • Postdoc position in mechanisms and susceptibilities of cancer driver genes; lab of Dr. David VanderWeele, National Cancer Institute (details) (posted 1/18)
  • 2016 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program - applications now open (due 2/05, details) (posted 1/10)
  • Postdoc in genomics and bioinformatics at the University of Lorraine in Nancy, France (details & contact) (posted 1/10)

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.


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