JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

11 May 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu

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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: Wednesday, June 3rd, 5:30 pm

Where: Preclinical Teaching Building (PCTB) room 113/114 (opposite the Greenhouse Cafe)

Communications Committee Meeting

Learn about ongoing communications initiatives; all welcome!

When: Thursday, May 14th, 11:00 am (*NOTE DATE CHANGE*)

Where:  MRB/BRB Daily Grind

Contact: Anna Blice-Baum

Socials Committee Meeting

Come and be a part of the organizing committee for the next social event on/off campus!

When: Tuesday, May 12th, 9:30 am

Where: Atwater’s Cafe

Contact: Justin La Favor 

JHPDA Executive Council 

2014-2015 Officers

Co-president: Corinne Pettigrew

Co-president: Casey Rebholz

Treasurer: Blythe Shepard

Secretary: Pankhuri Vyas

Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Anna Blice-Baum

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

Postdoc Internship Program

Short-term internships for gaining skills and experience in diverse careers. Check out the Postdoc Internship Program website for complete program descriptions.

Current position openings:

  • Science Communication - Office of External Affairs in the BSPH
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Policy & Advocacy - Office of Policy Coordination

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

jobs.ac.uk offers a toolkit aimed at postdoctoral researchers considering their overall career progress and development. The toolkit offers some general starting points for reflecting on careers to date and formulating an ongoing career strategy. Download the career toolkit here.

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center Fellow Research Day

When: Friday, May 15th

Where: Turner Concourse

Details here (Hopkins intranet only).

Postdoc of the Month Awards

The Journal of Postdoctoral Research has Postdoc of the Month awards. For more information, click here

Personal Security Device Survey

A team of Hopkins graduate students and alumni are developing a device for personal safety on-campus and in Baltimore. They are gathering information from potential users and would really appreciate getting feedback from the Hopkins postdoc community through their short survey.

Identifying Career Pathways for PhDs in Science Survey

If you have received a PhD in any of the physical, life, engineering, computational, or social sciences between 2004 and 2014 from any institution worldwide and have ever studied, worked, or trained in the United States, you are invited to participate in a survey study conducted by Harvard Law School. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and includes questions about career interests, activities, current employment, and motivations for choosing your career.

Great, inexpensive photography

The Department of Pathology, JHMI offers excellent photography services. For more information, click here.

National Science Foundation Graduate Education Forum

The Graduate Education Forum is intended to encourage discussion among US graduate-education stakeholders and will provide the DGE a direct connection with graduate students, faculty, university administrators, employers, and others who would like to contribute to the national dialogue. For more information, click 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]



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Complimentary ebooks on career advice

The Global Academic Careers Guide

Career Development Toolkit 4 Researchers

Research Publications Planner

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IN BRIEF: Hope for Nepal Fundraising Dinner, 5/20.
Buy tickets this coming week!

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A fundraiser will be held on Wed, May 20th (6:00 - 8:00 pm) to help Nepal after the devastating earthquake. This event is open to everyone.

Tickets will be sold for a minimum donation of $10 and must be purchased in advance. All proceeds will go to the Bir Hospital in Kathmandu.

Dinner will be provided by Nepal House in the Daily Grind and a silent auction will be held.

Tickets will be sold on the following days this week, at the following locations:

  • Tuesday 05/12:        12.00 - 1.00 pm outside Cobblestone Cafeteria
  • Wednesday 05/13:   12.00 - 1.00 pm outside Greenhouse Cafe (PCTB)
  • Thursday 05/14:       12.00 - 1.00 pm Daily Grind (MRB)
  • Friday 05/15:           12.00 - 1.00 pm Daily Grind (MRB)

For more information, contact: rgupta36@jhmi.edu


Technology Transfer Career talk, Thurs., May 21st

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If you want the best research in universities to reach the patients who need it, then technology transfer may be the career for you! Talk to experts in the field and find out what technology transfer is. Get your tickets for free now at http://technologytransfer.eventbrite.com​ or at the event.

When: Thursday, May 21st, 12 - 1 pm

Where: Mountcastle Auditorium (Preclinical Teaching Building).

For more info, click here. Organized by the JHPDA PDC committee.


JHPDA Research Presentation Club: Dates through October available!

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 through October now available!

Sign-up here

Questions? Contact Jineta or Xiang

Professional Development Office

Spring 2015 Research Leadership for Postdocs

Research Leadership for Postdocs in a series of 12 short lunchtime modules. Sessions are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 - 1:30 in the 1830 Building, classroom 2-108. Find session topics and dates here and register here.

Information Session: Collaborative Teaching Fellows Programs - New options!

When: Monday, May 11th, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Where: Mountcastle Auditorium; 1st floor Preclinical Teaching Building, map

Information session about the Teaching Fellows Program from faculty and participants. Teaching sites include Notre Dame University of Maryland*, Goucher College, Stevenson University and Morgan State University. Visit the teaching fellows website to learn more! (*Co-Sponsored by the JHPDA.)

Developing a Powerful CV and Cover Letter

When: Wednesday, May 13, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Where:1830 Building, Room 2-108

If you are considering an academic career path, come and learn how to develop a powerful CV and its accompanying cover letters. This is an interactive workshop and you are encouraged to share your CV and/or a specific Faculty opening that will be used as an example.

RSVP here


Job Opportunities For International Graduates/Postdocs

When: Wednesday, May 13th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Where: 1830 E Monument St., room 2-108

Panelists share their experience and answer your questions.Plus, hands-on advice from an immigration lawyer and JHU Office of International Services.

RSVP here

Additional Professional Development Events

Hopkins Biotech Network Entrepreneurial mentorship program workshop series: II. Developing Innovative Ideas and Evaluating Feasibility

May 14, 6:30 - 7:30 pm (click here for more information)

Welch Library Courses

A list of upcoming Welch Library Courses can be found here.

Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy (PFFTA) programs

  • A three day workshop on teaching and education at the postsecondary level Wed May 27 at 8:00 am through Friday, May 29 at 4:00 pm (details)
  • Applications are now being accepted for the Teaching-as-Research Fellowships: Deadline June 1st. More information here, and apply here
  • Applications for the Teaching Academy are now being accepted (open to graduate students and postdocs) application process (deadline August 1st)

Hopkins Science Writing Program

Online/low-residency Science Writing Program. Postdocs have multiple options for gaining training, including a Master of Arts degree (9 courses), a graduate certificate program (5 courses), and individual classes. Except for week-long residencies, courses are online. To learn more, see this flyer or visit this site.

33rd Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

When: June 15th - July 3rd

Where: Bloomberg School of Public Health

Details here. Contact summerepi@jhpsh.edu with questions.

Summer Institute offers intensive basic and advanced level courses in epidemiology and biostatistics intended to develop an understanding of the principles, methodologic strategies and practical aspects of epidemiological research. SOM postdocs interested in registering should contact the SOM Registrar.

Other Opportunities

  • Translational Research Workshop for Basic Scientists organized by the  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Applications open 5/4  link
  • Association of Women in Science: recruiting new leaders on their Executive Board (details; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)
  • CIRTL Johns Hopkins Summer Teaching Institute, 5/27 - 5/29 (details)
  • MEND Funding Initiative for Research in Neurodegenerative Disorders (due 6/30, details)
  • 2015 Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Inhibition in the CNS. Submission deadline for oral presentation 5/15, registration 7/18 details



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.

  • Postdoctoral position available in the Viral Oncology Program of the Department of Oncology. (details) contact Dr. John Nicholas, nichojo@jhmi.edu  (posted 4/27)
  • Postdoctoral candidates are invited for projects available in nucleic acid and protein biochemistry, protein quality control, and microRNA biology. Lab affiliated with the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the BSPH and the Department of Neuroscience of SOM. (details) (posted 4/27)
  • Lecturer position in Biochemistry at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC; details) (posted 4/19)
  • Two Radiology/Human genetics postdocs available (due 4/27, details)
  • Paid internship Opportunity  with Acidophil, LLC to evaluate biotechnology opportunities from both a technical and business point of view; interested parties should seek PI approval and ensure your training allows outside employment (details) (posted 4/19)
  • Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award  - call for candidate nominations (due 4/30; website; full details)
  • Naturejobs Career Expo 2015 (5/20, registration)
  • Postdoc Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine in the University of Maryland, Baltimore (link) (posted 4/06)
  • Multiple positions at Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (link) (posted 4/06)
  • The Foundation for Women's Wellness (FWW) Fellowship Awards (due 6/8, link)
  • An NIH-funded position is available for a postdoctoral scientist to study the pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori in Solnick Laboratory, Center for Comparative Medicine, UC Davis (link) (posted 5/03)
  • Three postdoctoral research fellow positions in regulation of normal and malignant hematopoiesis at Karolinska Institutet (link) (posted 5/03)
  • Data management consultant JHU (link) (posted 5/11)
  • Psychiatrist Seniors’ Services team in Montgomery County (link) (posted 5/11)
  • Senior Level Research Fellow Position “Causes and consequences of genome instability in human cancers”, NCI (link) (posted 5/11)


All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here. pathway

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Other opportunities can be found here.


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