Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association

Weekly Bulletin, 5th September 2017

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               CV and Cover Letter Workshop

Research Presentation Club

Academic Job Search Series: CV and Cover Letter

Did you know? Postdocs are welcome to join the Hopkins SOM graduate students and hike the Bear Church Rock in Virginia on September 16th. Required pre-hike logistics meeting on Wednesday September 6th at 5:00 in the GSA lounge. More information and RSVP details here.

     Peer-to-peer CV and Cover Letter Workshop, Fri, Sept

As a follow-up to the Academic Job series CV and Cover Letter workshop, the PDCO is hosting an informal peer-to-peer workshop for CVs and Cover Letters. Please bring your CV and/or Cover Letter to share with other postdocs and get valuable feedback! Attendees will break into pairs, do a 10-min speed review, and then provide 5 min of constructive feedback.

When: Friday, Sept 8th, 12pm-1pm. Where: School of Public Health, Wolfe St, W9514. 

Questions: Contact Katherine Moon                                                       

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                                     Research Presentation Club

Hone your presentation skills with the JHPDA 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. Get valuable tips from an expert in the field on presentation skills!

Don’t have enough data yet? Practice your presentation skills on any area of research of your choice.

Not yet ready for a talk? Come and listen to a fellow postdoc practice over lunch (provided!) and help out by providing feedback.

When: Thursdays, 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Sign up here for the Fall dates!

 Meet the National Postdoctoral Association 2017 Board Election Candidates

The NPA is holding elections this fall to bring five committed and energetic individuals into the NPA Board of Directors for three-year terms. Voting will begin on September 8, 2017, and close at 11:59 p.m. ET on September 25, 2017. Members eligible to vote will receive a secure ballot by email when voting opens. Only Full, Individual Members and Sustaining Member representatives are eligible to vote. If you are not a Full, Individual (dues-paying) Member or a Sustaining Member representative, please click here to upgrade your membership. To view the candidates' nomination materials, continue here.

Outdoor Summer Yoga Series

All students, trainees, staff and faculty are invited to join us for weekly outdoor yoga classes this summer! Whether you are new to yoga or practice regularly, join us to exercise your body and refresh your mind.

Summer schedule: click here

Sponsored by University Health Services’ Office of Wellness and Health Promotion.  For more information, please contact Patti Anderson at

Professonal Development Opportunities

  • Deadline approaching for the Scientific Writing Retreat offered as part of the Cold Spring Harbor ENABL scholarship program (September 8th). Partial financial support available for trainees (details) (posted 8/12)
  • Upcoming grant deadlines for postdocs: Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (Sept 6th: details), Physician-Scientist Institutional Program (Sept 28th: details) & Career Awards for Medical Scientists (Oct 3rd: details)
  • Registration is now open for the Keck Graduate Institute. For more details click here.
  • Registration is now open for the ASCB- EMBO meeting in Philadelphia this December 2nd - 6th (details) (posted 6/5)
  • Applications are open for Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s 3rd Annual STEM Faculty Launch. Deadline August 11th. (details) (posted 5/22)

Jobs Board

Events Around Baltimore


JHPDA Executive Council

2016-2017 Officers

Co-president: Rachel Mulheren

Co-president: Antje Arnold

Treasurer: Georg Oeltzschner

Secretary: Sara Rego Partearroyo

Committee Chairs

Communications: Kartik Temburnikar and Amrita Datta Chaudhuri

International: Christina Castellani and Bahar Tuncgenc

Policy and Advocacy: Grace Kim and Akansha Sehgal

Professional Development: Jasvinder Singh and Aravinthkumar Jayabalan

Socials: Erin Brown and Maria Gutierrez

Diversity Postdoc Alliance: Dionna Williams  and Marc Edwards

SPH: Jing Sun and Collin Weigel

Joining the JHPDA

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