JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

22nd August 2016

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know? The NIH runs a course on Practical Bioinformatics providing practical applications of publically available bioinformatics resources for the analysis of genomic expression and proteomic data. Find out more here.


New Content

  • In Brief: Johns Hopkins Biomedical PhD Career Fair
  • Postdoc Fall Orientation
  • Intramural soccer and volleyball
  • Excellence in Diversity Symposium
  • Fundraising walk

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA Monthly Meeting

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

When: Wednesday, Sep 7, 5:30 p.m.

Where: PCTB 113

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

International committee meeting

Join in the planning of events and find out more about the international committee

When: Tuesday August 30, 12:30pm.

Where: Cobblestone Cafe near Einstein’s bagels.

Contact: Email Beth Zucconi or Antje Arnold 

Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee meeting

Join in the planning of events and find out more about the diversity postdoctoral alliance committee

When: Monday August 29, 6pm.

Where: MRB Daily Grind

Contact: Email Dionna Williams or Marc Edwards

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 tool kit 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: Johns Hopkins Biomedical PhD Career Fair


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The 2016 Biomedical PhD Career Fair is an opportunity for employers to talk with potential hires about opportunities in their organizations, and connect with postdoctoral fellows and biomedical PhD students from Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

This is the only Hopkins/University of Maryland career fair that focuses specifically on PhD students and postdocs, and caters to the needs of employers wishing to hire these advanced degree candidates.

When: Thursday, Aug. 25, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Where: East Baltimore Campus

Miller Research Building (MRB), Turner Concourse  Map

Student/Postdoc registration is filling up fast! Register Here

Questions? Contact  Dawna Reeves


Upcoming JHPDA Events

Postdoc Fall Orientation, Sep 1, 2016

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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 (Campus map)

RSVP: Click here

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu 

Intramural soccer and volleyball, fall semester

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Come and play soccer and volleyball with fellow postdocs at the Cooley Center. League begins September 19th.

When: Leagues begin September 19th. Games begin at 6:30, 7:30, or 8:30. Sign up here by August 30th. 

Where: Cooley Center (Campus map)

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu 

Excellence in Diversity Symposium, Tue.,Sept. 27

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The Johns Hopkins Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee (DPAC) formally invites you to attend our Excellence in Diversity Symposium. Register here.

When: Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016, 12-5:30 PM

Where: Turner Concourse meeting space on the East Baltimore campus (Campus map)

Abstracts due: Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016, 5:00 PM

Questions? Contact sandris2@jhmi.edu 


Join the JHPDA team in a fundraising walk for diabetes

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The JHPDA invites you to join Step Out, an opportunity to change the future and make a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes. Take Charge. Inspire Others. Fight against diabetes! Join our team! 

When: Sunday October 2nd

Where: Canton Waterfront Park

Questions? Contact sandris2@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

  • Assess JHU Membership Benefits to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) (More Details, Webinar Calendar)

  • Combined Call for 2017 Annual National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Meeting, Mar 17-19, San Francisco, CA (Meeting Details)

  • Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures - Commercialization Academy (details)

  • Welch Library Courses (upcoming courses)
  • Effective Science Communication course series (website, schedule)
  • Writing Accountability Groups (WAGs)
  • Hopkins Science Writing Program (details here and here)
  • Biostatistics course. Application deadline November 1st (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

  • The 14th International Nanomedicine & Drug Delivery Symposium (NanoDDS’16) Sep 16-18, 2016 (details) (posted 8/15)
  • ABRCMS Conference, Nov 9-12, 2016 The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is currently accepting applications for travel awards and presentation abstracts. (details) (posted 8/15)
  • Access Association for Women in Science (AWIS) benefits (details) (posted 8/15)
  • Outreach Opportunity: Work with Curing Alzheimer’s Now (CAN) Dream Foundation: (details) Website (For more information,  contact) (posted 8/15)
  • Community outreach volunteering opportunity for a new nonprofit called National Alzheimer’s Buddies (NAB) (details)
  • Save the date! The 2017 annual National Postdoc Association meeting is March 17-19 in San Francisco. (details) (posted 8/8) 
  • 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)

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.

  • Postdoc position available in transplant immunology and immunoregulation at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (details). (posted 08/20)
  • 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)
  • Postdoc Job Opportunity: Work with Duke Human Vaccine Institute; details (posted 8/15)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Internship Program: two mini-internships in the School of Medicine now available (details here & here) (posted 4/18)

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Events Around Baltimore

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

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