JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

23 November 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know? Dr. Liz Silva, the Director of the MIND Program at UCSF, recently spoke about the postdoc crisis academia is facing today. She shares her insights and some advice on what types of jobs are available beyond the academic ivory tower and how to get started on post-academic job search in this blog post and accompanied podcast.  


New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA Monthly Meeting

Learn about ongoing JHPDA programming and events. Open to all!

When: Wed., Dec. 2nd, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Where: Miller Research Building, 181

Contact: Chelsea Qinjie Zhou

JHPDA Executive Council 

2015-2016 Officers

Co-president: Stanley Andrisse

Co-president: Rohan Gupta

Treasurer: Nick Wyhs

Secretary: Chelsea Qinjie Zhou

Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Anna Blice-Baum and Pankhuri Vyas

International: Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson 

Policy and Advocacy: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Xiang Xu

Socials: Justin La Favor

Diversity Postdoc Alliance: Stan Andrisse and Dionna Williams

Webmaster: Paul Aiyetan

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: Join your fellow postdocs for Ice Skating!

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Interested in ice skating? Socialize with your fellow postdocs while ice skating! The JHPDA invites you to ice rink at Inner Harbor Amphitheater (only $9, including skate rentals).

                          Sign up here.

When: Sat, Dec 5, 4:00 pm

Where: Inner Harbor Amphitheater (201 E. Pratt St)

Questions? Email Postdoc@jhmi.edu 

Upcoming JHPDA Events

JHPDA Committee Meetings

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Diversity Postdoc Alliance Committee

Learn all about diversity postdoc alliance committee’s initiatives, open to all postdocs, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association.

When: Mon, Nov 23, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Where: MRB/BRB Daily Grind

Questions? Contact Dionna Williams

Internationals Committee

The JHPDA Internationals Committee invites you to join us to learn all its  initiatives, open to all postdocs, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association.

When: Tuesday, Nov 24, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Where: Cobblestone Cafe (near Einstein’s cafe)

Questions? Email Beth

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Office

Click here to see the full calendar of PDO events.
here to make an appointment with the PDO.

  • The Second Annual Competition for the iBiology Young Scientist Seminars (iBiology site, apply by January 11, 2016 here).
  • Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures- Commercialization Academy (details here)

Additional Professional Development Events

  • Welch Library Courses (upcoming courses)
  • Effective Science Communication course series (website, schedule)
  • Writing Accountability Groups (WAGs)
  • Hopkins Science Writing Program (details here and here)
  • Science of Learning and Gateway Sciences Symposia: Excellence in Teaching and Learning in the Sciences; JHU campus, Jan 11-12 (details & registration)

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

  • Registration for the 2016 Annual National Postdoc Association  is now open, which will take place at  Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, MI, 49503. Early bird registration of $159/night till Feb 2, 2016. more details here
  • Volunteer opportunity, Hopkins Robotics Cup, Jan 30 at Homewood; multiple positions available (judges, referees, field personnel, etc., no experience necessary) Contact Margaret Strong or register here (posted 11/16)
  • Information session: International internship opportunity in industry, government or academic labs; Whitaker International Program, Nov 17 (details) (posted 11/16)
  • Pathways to Life Science Industry - webinars series by Keck Graduate Institute: Dec 1 (click dates to register) (posted 11/08)
  • Call for healthcare business idea applications (win $150k) through OneStart, a life sciences & healthcare accelerator program; applications due Dec 1; details (posted 11/08)
  • American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) annual meeting in San Diego, Dec 12-16; register here (posted 11/08)
  • Download free booklet on marketable skills and transition to the next phase of your career (from Science Magazine; here) (posted 11/02)
  • National Postdoctoral Association Releases Guidebook to Advance Postdoc Women: more information here

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.

  • Academic Program Manager position, JHMI Professional and Career Development Office (details) (posted 11/16)
  • Postdoctoral fellow opportunity at Johns Hopkins in vascular surgery outcomes research with Dr. Mahmoud Malas (details) (posted 11/16)
  • Postdoctoral position with Dr. Harhaj to study signaling mechanisms of NF-B activation by the oncogenic human T-cell leukemia virus (details) (posted 11/02)
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) fellowship or grant  is accepting applications now. (Details here due Dec 15)
  • The T Rowe Price internship for next spring/summer is open for postdoctoral fellows; preliminary letters of interest invited (details)
  • Call for applications, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania & the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) (due Dec 14, details)

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Events Around Baltimore

Upcoming Events

Recurring Events

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

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