JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

30 June 2014

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu

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Did you know? The JHPDA is organizing a “Postdoc Orientation” for new and current postdocs! Missing important information? Questions about your time here? Come to our orientation session! More details below and pre-register here!


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Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

JHPDA Monthly Board Meeting

Come meet new people, get involved, and share ideas! Snacks will be available. All Postdocs are welcome!

When: Wednesday, July 2nd, 5:30 - 6:30pm

Where: Preclinical Teaching Building (PCTB) 113/114

Contact: Nick Puts or Blythe Shepard

Previous JHPDA monthly board meeting minutes can be found here.

Policy & Advocacy Committee

When: Tuesday, July 1st, 9:00-10:00am

Where: Smith Building, Room 3003, 3rd floor conference room (map)

Contact: Stephen Gee

Communications Committee

When: Tuesday, July 8th, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Where: Daily Grind, 3rd floor MRB

Contact: Corinne Pettigrew

Socials Committee

When: Thursday, July 10th (NEW DATE), 12:00 - 1:00pm

Where: Life of Reilly Pub, 2031 E Fairmount

Contact: Orion Furmanski

Future JHPDA Events

New Postdoc Orientation

What: Information about what the university offers and ways to get the most out of your postdoctoral fellowship

When: July 10, 2:30 - 4:00pm

Where: Darner Conference Room, Miller Research Building (MRB), Room G007

More details in center panel!

JHPDA Executive Council 


Co-president: Blythe Shepard

Co-president: Nick Puts

Treasurer: Jeff Norris

Secretary:  Corinne Pettigrew

Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Corinne Pettigrew

International: Thibault Mauxion

Policy and Advocacy: Stephen Gee

Professional Development: Casey Rebholz

Socials: Orion Furmanski & Jeff Norris

Webmaster: Paul Aiyetan

Other Announcements

Fulbright Postdoc Awards available

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars, administers the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.


Many of these post-doctoral opportunities are All Discipline Research awards, with durations ranging from 4 to 20 months.

Find more information here

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 Blog, Life after the Doctorate: Experiments and Experiences in Baltimore

Featured Articles: 

Finding a roommate (by MB Nebel)

Useful Baby Items (by Issel Anne Lim)

Tell Your Stories: Submit a post

Postdoc Business Cards

Family Resources

Baltimore Resources

BusyGrad: housing, reviews, buy/sell items
[BusyGrad is not affiliated with Hopkins.]

IN BRIEF: Intercultural Game & Chat Dinner, TODAY, 6pm


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There are postdocs from 32 different countries here at Hopkins, with many different stories and many different cultures. The JHPDA International committee aims to provide a platform for international and american postdocs to meet, to learn about each others cultures, to improve English language skills, to socialize, and to relax!

Please join our intercultural game & chat dinner TONIGHT! We will be playing “Apples to Apples”. Dinner will be provided!

When: TODAY Monday June 30, 6 - 8 pm

Where: PCTB Courtyard (Preclinical Training Building); Greenhouse Cafe in case of rain

Who: Both International AND American postdocs are welcome!

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

JHPDA Elections open until Tuesday, July 1st!

The JHPDA is the oldest postdoctoral organization in the country. Representing over 1500 postdocs at Hopkins, we are an organization for postdocs, run by postdocs.

Voting for elected officer positions for the 2014 - 2015 term is now OPEN! If you haven’t voted yet, vote for your next representatives!


All SOM and SPH postdocs are eligible to vote. Please only vote once!

Voting closes on at 11.59 pm on July 1st.

Newly elected officers will be announced during the JHPDA board meeting on July 2nd and in next week's bulletin.


New to Hopkins? Postdoc Orientation, Thurs., July 10


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Are you new to The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine? Have you been here a while, but want to learn more about Hopkins resources?


Come hear about what the university offers you and about ways to get the most out of your postdoctoral fellowship. Includes a food and beverage break!

When: Thursday, July 10, 2:30 - 4pm

Where: Darner Conference Room, Miller Research Building (MRB), Room G007, ground floor near the fountain (map)

Who: ALL (new or established) postdoctoral fellows, regardless of affiliation, may attend; however, some provided information may be more relevant to those in the School of Medicine.  

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu with questions

Pre-Register for this event here!


Professional Development Office (PDO) Events:

Weekly 1-hour Lunch & Learn Seminar Series

On Wednesdays over your lunch break, come discuss important topics that leverage your marketability when looking for a job. There are 5 themes being offered:

  • July 2: Resume - Bad/Good examples
  • July 9: Identifying Transferable Skills - What they are all about
  • July 23: Looking into diverse careers - Discussion
  • July 30: Government Jobs - Differences in the resume & where to look for jobs
  • August 6: The power of LinkedIn
  • August 13: Repeat: Identifying Transferable Skills - What they are all about


Register: Register here (for headcount purposes only); you may attend any or all seminars, there is no restriction

When: Wednesday, 12:00-1:00pm, dates listed above

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

Teaching Fellows Programs - Accepting Applications THROUGH 7/10

New Teaching Fellow Programs Website, please click here!

Attention all East Baltimore Postdocs! Interested in gaining mentored teaching experience at a local college or university? Johns Hopkins has partnered with the University of Maryland School of Medicine to expand the Teaching Fellow Programs.

Teaching sites now include: Notre Dame University of Maryland*, Towson University, Loyola University of Maryland, Goucher College, and Stevenson University [*Co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association]


Please read the program descriptions carefully as there are different time commitments, requirements and expectations. You may apply to one or more of the programs if you meet the qualifications. Directions and individual fact sheets can be found here. A common online application is used with a place to indicate which program(s) you are applying for. Click here to apply.

Your Research Career – Summer Intersession

This intensive five-day course introduces JHMI professional students, graduate students and fellows to the most important uses for scientific communication. Learn how to apply for your first NIH or other peer-reviewed grant (Mon - Tue); how to write a research paper (Thu); and how to plan, organize and deliver an effective research talk or poster, including appropriate design and use of graphics (Fri). Wednesday will cover various aspects of Research Leadership for students.


When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, July 14, 15, 17, 18, 2014, 9:00am – 12:30pm (Students and Postdocs):  You may attend any or all days.

Wednesday, July 16, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  (Students ONLY)

Where: Mountcastle Auditorium; 1st floor Preclinical Teaching Building

Register: Register here

Other Opportunities

Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions can be seen here.

  • July 9, Drugs/Biologics/Vaccine/Devices Symposium: “Drug Delivery Research across the Translational Pathway”
  • July 14, Biomarkers and Diagnostic Testing Symposium: “The Importance of Secondary Data Analyses in the New Era of Biomarker and Diagnostic Imaging”; to present a poster at this symposium, contact Dr. Liz Selvin
  • Pathways to Commercialization at JHU, 7/09, 12pm; link
  • Johns Hopkins Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, 7/17-8/29 (more details; register here by 6/30)
  • Webinar: Getting the Right Job at a Startup Company, 7/17, 12pm; link
  • Data scientist training program, 6-week fellowship, 9/08-10/17 (more details)
  • 2nd Global EURAXESS Science Slam North America 2014; link
  • Access to the latest research for postdoc scholars in between-jobs; 8/31 deadline, link
  • Lasker Essay Contest in Support of Medical Research; 8/08 deadline, link


Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions here.


Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions here.

  • Scientific Analyst, Thomson Reuters, Rockville, MD (link)
  • Associate Director, iBiology (link)
  • Equity Research Fellow (link)
  • Armenise-Harvard Career Development Awards (deadline 7/15; link)
  • Research opportunities in Europe for NSF-funded postdocs (link)
  • FDA Fellow, Avalere Health LLC, Washington, D.C. (link)
  • FDA Cell Death Regulation Postdoctoral Fellowship (link)
  • FDA Therapeutic Protein Glycosylation Fellowship (link)
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in understanding Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis (link)
  • International Opportunity: Scientific Instrumentation (link)


All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here.

Other opportunities can be found here.


For other local events, visit http://baltimore.org/events or here.

Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association


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