JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

21 September 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know?  In celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week(s), postdocs can get discounts at multiple businesses both on- and off-campus this week and the following, including free use of the Cooley Center. Details here.

IN BRIEF: National Postdoc Appreciation Week!

This week is National Postdoc Appreciation week (NPAW), a nationally recognized week for postdocs! As every year, the JHPDA organizes social and professional events, discounts, and freebies. We aim to provide a fun and useful celebration of postdoctoral life.Thanks to our amazing committees, we have over 11 events coming up! So many in fact, that in line with last year we're extending our Hopkins Postdoc Appreciation Week until 1st October, culminating with our annual BBQ, POSTDOCtoberfest!!  We're looking forward to seeing you at our events!!

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us (postdoc@jhmi.edu) if you have any questions.

**Click on the events for larger image** 


Academic Writing Seminar

10:30am- 12:00pm



Women in Science Townhall 1:00-2:30pm



6:00pm to 8:00pm


Visa seminar 2:00pm-3:45pm


Postdoc Coffee break



LinkedIn Seminar



Benefits coffee break 2:30-4:00pm

Add value to your resume: Volunteer!



Yoga Dance party 5:30- 7:00pm


Movie night: Intouchables 6:00-8:00pm



  POSTDOCtoberfest 6:00-8:00pm

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA Monthly Meeting

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

When: Wednesday, Oct 5th, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Where: Miller Research Building, 181

Contact: Chelsea Qinjie Zhou

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.

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. 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

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Office

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

Interviewing for Career Success - Oct. 5, 12:15 - 1:15 pm; Mock interview*: Oct 9 1:30 - 3:00 pm, location TBD.

Hosted by The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Career Services Office and the JHMI Professional and Career Development Office.

Help Maryland Students Prepare For A World Of Opportunity - Maryland Business Roundtable for Education Training Session - Oct. 7, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Wood Basics Auditorium, PCTB. Register here.

Upcoming Workshops on the UCSC Genome Browser - Oct. 5, 2015

Staff from UCSC will present two sessions on October 5th in Tilghman Auditorium.  8:00 – 11:00 AM: Overview, featuring a guided tour and an introduction to data analysis. 12:00 – 3:00 PM: Hands-on experience working with the Table Browser, Custom Tracks, BLAT and other tools. Register here.

Additional Professional Development Events

  • Welch Library Courses (upcoming courses): UCSC Genome Browser October 5th in Tilghman Auditorium
  • Getting that Paper out the Door: Pearls & Pitfalls for Publishing” Presented by: Dr. David Yousem, Associate Dean for Professional Development October 6th RSVP 
  • Expert negotiator and New York Times best-selling author, Ron Shapiro, introduces the key principles of effective negotiations based on “The Power of Nice: How to Negotiate so Everyone Wins- Especially You!”. Oct 8th 2015 (details) Pre registration required..
  • Writing Accountability Groups (WAGs)
  • Hopkins Science Writing Program (details here and here)

Teaching Opportunities

  • Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy (PFFTA) Orientation and Information Session. RSVP Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM  
  • 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

  • AAAS 3rd Annual Visualizing Science Policy 20x20 & Resource Fair Oct 1st Washington D.C. (details) (posted 9/21)
  • National Postdoctoral Association is looking for people to share effective models of PDO and PDA relationships for their myPDO’s October webinar session. Please contact Leslie Beckman if you are interested. (posted 9/14)
  • Join NPA for just $10 - discounted membership fee only in Sept (details).(posted 9/14) 
  • Tenure-Track Position In Genomics, W. M. Keck Science Department Claremont, California (US). Application begins 9/21. (posted 9/8)
  • Tenure-track position in Cellular Biochemistry and Physiology, Haverford College Haverford, Pennsylvania (US). Submission due 10/2 (posted 9/8)
  • Hopkins Imaging Conference, Abstracts due 9/14 (submit abstract, details)
  • Full-time and part-time positions available with the Ctr for Education Outreach and partners (details) (posted 8/24)
  • Take this survey by Science Careers to help them improve career resources for scientists everywhere. You could also enter a drawing for 50$ Amazon gift card  (details) (posted 8/24)
  • Hampstead Hill Academy needs chess coach: teach chess fundamentals & take part in city wide tournaments; includes stipend. 1 day/week, 2:40 - 4:00 pm, mid-Sept. until end-May (contact Geraldine Swann)
  • National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) combined call for workshops, innovation in action sessions, and posters for the 2016 Annual Meeting now open through 10/02/15 (details)
  • Association of Women in Science - recruiting new Executive Board leaders (details; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)
  • Additional funding opportunities listed 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.

  • Postdoc position:  work on a large-scale neuroimaging project funded by the Indiana CTSI. (details) (posted 9/20)
  • The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) call for applications (details) (posted 9/20)
  • Two paid internship positions open at Acidophil LLC to work on synthetic biology or infectious diseases area (details: here and here ). (posted 9/14)
  • ARPA-E Fellows 2015 due 10/16 (details)
  • Cancer/molecular biology postdoc position in the neuro lab, Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger (Hopkins SOM) (details) (posted 8/24)
  • Postdoctoral position with the Immunodiagnostics and Proteomics Team in the Poxvirus and Rabies Branch (PRB) of the CDC (details) (posted 8/17)
  • Various postdoctoral fellowship positions available at Pharmaceutical R&D company AbbVie (details; explore position openings) (posted 8/17)
  • Multiple postdoctoral fellowships in computational biology at newly-formed Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School (details) (posted 8/17)
  • Postdoc position at Glaxo Smith Kline in Bethesda, MD (details) (posted 8/10)


All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here. pathway

Receive grant alerts here.

Other opportunities can be found here.

Events Around Baltimore

Upcoming Events

Recurring Events

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

Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association


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