JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

1st Dec 2016

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda2.jhu.edu

Did you know? The Professional Development and Careers Office has a new Jobs Board that has job postings and postdoctoral fellowships in a variety of science careers across disciplines? Visit the PDCO jobs board site today!


New Content

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, Dec 7, 5:30 p.m.

Where: PCTB 113

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu


Internationals committee meeting 

When: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 12:30pm

Where: Cobblestone cafe, near Einstein bagels

Contact: Beth Zucconi and Antje Arnold

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 and Grace Kim

Professional Development: Anup Sharma and Madhu Roy

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 toolkit 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: The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

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The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Hopkins provides administrative support (processing of appointments, renewals, etc.) as well as career and professional development training to the basic science and non-ACGME clinical fellows in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Visit the new website of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to learn more about postdoc policies and benefits, training programs, news and other events today!

Upcoming JHPDA Events

JHPDA Monthly Shuttle Social, Friday, Dec 2nd


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Join fellow postdocs for this month’s Shuttle Social at Flavor! Look for the yellow balloon.

When:  December 2nd, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Flavor in Mt Vernon, 15 East Centre Street

Transport: JHMI Homewood Shuttle Peabody Stop

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Participate in OMOL STEM Mentoring with Diversity Postdoc Alliance Committee

The Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee (DPAC) invites you to participate in the One More One Less (OMOL) Mentoring STEM program. Volunteers are needed to serve as shadowing mentors. The scholars will not perform hands on activities - only shadow.

When:  Every 3rd Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm, once per month for 9 months

More details and registration: Click here

Questions? Contact Dionna Williams  and Marc Edwards

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development and Careers Office

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

  • Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures - Commercialization Academy (details)
  • Come join the Research Presentation Club! Practice presenting a talk/poster of your choice with the JHPDA Research Presentation Club! Upcoming Dates:  Dec. 14th, Jan 18th, Feb 15, Sign-up: here Questions? Contact Anup Sharma or Madhuparna Roy

Additional Professional Development Events

  • Apply for a Bio-Trac® Training Programs at MedImmune (details) (posted 10/3)
  • Access JHU Membership Benefits to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) (More Details, Webinar Calendar)
  • Welch Library Courses (upcoming courses)
  • Effective Science Communication course series (website, schedule)
  • Writing Accountability Groups (WAGs)
  • Hopkins Science Writing Program (details here and here)

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 National Postdoc Association Annual Conference will take place in San Francisco on March 17-19 2017 (details) (posted 11/07)
  • Become an affiliate member of the National Postdoctoral Association for FREE (details) (posted (9/26)
  • Volunteer as an after school mentor in Baltimore Elementary schools (details) (posted 9/26)
  • HHMI launches funding program for early career scientists from underrepresented groups. (details) (posted 9/26)
  • MIT Science Advocacy group runs science funding email campaign (details) (posted 9/26)
  • Register to join AWIS Live, to learn more about the work of AWIS and its community & how you can get involved (details) (posted 9/19)
  • Scientist Mentoring and Diversity Program for Medical Technology (SMDP MedTech) is looking for recent graduates for medical technology program. (details) (posted 9/12)

Fellowship and Job Opportunities

Visit the Johns Hopkins PDCO jobs board site for updated listings, including job postings and postdoctoral fellowships in a variety of science careers across disciplines.

Receive grant alerts here.

Events Around Baltimore

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

Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association


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