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This section contains our weekly newsletters and other announcements -- about events, policies, and generally good-things-for-postdocs-to-know. An archive of our previously published articles can be found in the Bulletins section.
  
Several events also have specific pages/information (e.g., our Movie Nights and Science in Sixty Seconds), so feel free to check out the Events section for more details, too. 
 


2015-05-04: Applications Open for teaching Certificate & Teaching-as-Research Fellowship programs, Nomnate a JHPDA officer, and more!

posted by JohnsHopkins PostdoctoralAssociation

HIGHLIGHTS: Applications Open for teaching Certificate & Teaching-as-Research Fellowship programs, Nomnate a JHPDA officer, and more!

To see the original newsletter, click here.

JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

04 May 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu

Did you know?  JHPDA officer nomination is open now till May 8th. All SOM, SPH, and SON postdocs are eligible and self nomination is allowed. Send your nominations to postdoc@jhmi.edu and please add “Nomination” plus the officer position in the subject line.

HIGHLIGHTS

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, May 6th, 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!

WhenTuesday, May 12th, 11:00 am

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: Thursday, May 14th, 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 andXiang Xu

Socials: Justin La Favor

Diversity Postdoc Alliance: Stan Andrisse andDionna 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 thePostdoc 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 thecareer toolkit here.

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center Fellow Research Day

When: Friday, May 15th

Where: Turner Concourse

Details here (Hopkins intranet only).

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 asurvey 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.

OTHER RESOURCES

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]

ScienceCareers

Piirus

A free networking website for the global research community. It enables researchers to identify and connect with thousands of potential collaborators worldwide, helping them to build their networks and explore new ideas

Complimentary ebooks on career advice

The Global Academic Careers Guide

Career Development Toolkit 4 Researchers

Research Publications Planner

Co-authoring - Getting Started

IN BRIEF: Applications Open for teaching Certificate & Teaching-as-Research Fellowship programs

teaching academy.jpg

The Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy (PFFTA) seeks postdoctoral fellows from across Hopkins who wish to acquire instructional skills for academic careers that will involve teaching. Through this initiative, participants will obtain an overview of pedagogy, explore different educational models, acquire teaching and assessment skills, and work with faculty teaching mentors in a classroom, online course, or laboratory environment.

Applications for the Teaching Academy are now open and due on August 1st, 2015. Apply here, or email pff.teachingacademy@jhu.edu for more information.

 

Teaching-as-Research (TAR) Fellowships 

TAR is the deliberate, systematic, and reflective use of research methods by instructors to develop and implement teaching practices that advance the learning experiences and student learning outcomes. Open to postdoctoral fellows, TAR fellowships carry a stipend of $1,250. For TAR projects conducted in the fall or intersession terms, apply by June 1st, 2015. 

Click here to apply or email pff.teachingacademy@jhu.edu for more information.

UPCOMING JHPDA EVENTS

Nominate a JHPDA Officer by May 8th

Do you know any postdocs who are natural leaders? Do you know anyone who is interested in contributing to the oldest postdoctoral association in the country? Would they be great at making decisions that can influence the postdoctoral experience of yourself and your colleagues? If yes, then nominate them for an officer position in the JHPDA!

 

Self-nominations are allowed! All SOM, SPH, and SON postdocs are eligible for nomination!

 

Send your nominations to postdoc@jhmi.edu. Please add “Nomination” and the officer position in the email subject line.

Please submit your nominations by 5pm on May 8th.

There are four elected JHPDA Officer positions:

  • Two Co-President positions: to be eligible for these positions, the nominee must have been an active JHPDA member in 2014-2015
  • Treasurer: no prior experience is required
  • Secretary: no prior experience is required

 

Nominees will contacted by Monday, May 11th.

Playtime at Patterson Park, Sat., May 9th

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Come join us for playtime at the Patterson Park playground on Eastern Avenue! This is a casual opportunity to get to know other young families associated with Hopkins. We'll meet at the playground for the kids to play then head to a nearby cafe afterwards for lunch. Look for the yellow JHPDA balloon!

When: Saturday, May 9th, 10:30 am

Where: Patterson Park Playground #2 on Eastern Ave (see attached map)

Contact: Mari 443-680-6403 

Night at the BSO, Sat., May 9th

[Larger Image]

Once deemed “worthless” and “impossible to play” by critics, Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto is now regarded as one of classical music’s most enchanting solo works. Marin Alsop leads remarkable young Czech pianist Lukáš Vondráček in this timeless concerto.

When: Saturday, May 9th, 8:00 pm

Where: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Cost: $28 (discounted tickets for Hopkins affiliates)

RSVP here

RSVP and payment by J-Card required by Monday, May 4

Questions: michelle.miller@jhmi.edu

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Effective Science Communication

Effective written and oral communication is crucial for achieving academic success. Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 - 11:00 am in classroom 2-108 in the 1830 Building to learn the fundamentals of all types of science communication.

Topics Covered

5/5: Career Opportunities in Medical Communication – Dr. Barbara Gastel

5/7: Communicating to the Lay Public – Dr. Audrey Huang

A more detailed schedule and syllabus can be found here. Register for the class through your individual program in order to receive credit. For other questions, please contact Liz Meier (emeier2@jhmi.edu).

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.)

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

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, 2015 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
  • Lasker Foundation 2015 “Research Challenge” Essay Contest; prizes of $10k, $5k, and $2k (due 5/4; details)
  • Apply to become a leader of the NPA advocacy committee. Application due 5/8. Details here 
  • 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

SCIENCE & COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS


FELLOWSHIP & JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Visit the below site for additional updated listings, including job postings andpostdoctoral 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; websitefull details)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Sarcoma Translational Biology (details; or email David Loeb, loebda@jhmi.edu(posted 2/09)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Cellular and Molecular Shock Research at the Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases, UMD Baltimore (details) (posted 2/09)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Biochemistry/Enzymology at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development (JHU affiliate; link; if interested, contactjames.barrow@libd.org(posted 2/23)
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center (link(posted 2/03)
  • Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Goucher College, Department of Chemistry (application(posted 1/12)
  • 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)

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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

  • JHU Choral society’s annual spring concert: May 5, 5:30 pm Hurd Hall; free to the public! (details)
  • Baltimore Orioles free giveaways at games - promotion schedule!
  • ...and many more listed here!

Recurring Events

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


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2015-04-27 Nominate a JHPDA officer, Postdoc coffee break, Scandinavian movie night, Teaching fellowships and more!

posted Apr 27, 2015, 8:26 AM by JohnsHopkins PostdoctoralAssociation

HIGHLIGHTS Nominate a JHPDA officer, Postdoc coffee break, Scandinavian movie night, Teaching fellowships and more!

To see the original newsletter, click here: http://tinyurl.com/lcputvq

JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

27 April 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu


Did you know?  A group of 20 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows were honored at the 37th annual Young Investigators’ Day celebration on April 16. More information here.




Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)


JHPDA Monthly Meeting

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

When: Wednesday, May 6th, 5:30 pm

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



Diversity Postdoc Alliance Meeting

When: Monday, April 27th, 6:00 pm

Where: MRB/BRB Daily Grind  

Contact: Stan Andrisse and Dionna Williams


Internationals Committee Meeting

Learn about resources for internationals and make new friends; all welcome!

When: Tuesday, April 28th, 12:30 pm

Where:  Cobblestone Cafe

Contact: Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson


Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting

Learn about issues affecting the postdoctoral community; all welcome!

When: Wednesday, April 29th, 4:00 pm

Where:  Wenz Cafe

Contact: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman



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: Cynthia Zhang and 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

Registration & abstract submission open until 4/22. Details here (Hopkins intranet only).


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.




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.


OTHER RESOURCES

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]


ScienceCareers


Piirus

A free networking website for the global research community. It enables researchers to identify and connect with thousands of potential collaborators worldwide, helping them to build their networks and explore new ideas


Complimentary ebooks on career advice

The Global Academic Careers Guide

Career Development Toolkit 4 Researchers

Research Publications Planner

Co-authoring - Getting Started























































IN BRIEF: Nominate a JHPDA Officer!



Do you know any postdocs who are natural leaders? Do you know anyone who is interested in contributing to the oldest postdoctoral association in the country? Would they be great at making decisions that can influence the postdoctoral experience of yourself and your colleagues? If yes, then nominate them for an officer position in the JHPDA!

Self-nominations are allowed! All SOM, SPH, and SON postdocs are eligible for nomination!

Send your nominations to postdoc@jhmi.edu. Please add “Nomination” and the officer position in the email subject line.

Please submit your nominations by 5pm on May 8th.


There are four elected JHPDA Officer positions:

  • Two Co-President positions: to be eligible for these positions, the nominee must have been an active JHPDA member in 2014-2015

  • Treasurer: no prior experience is required

  • Secretary: no prior experience is required

Nominees will contacted by Monday, May 11th.

UPCOMING JHPDA EVENTS

Postdoc Coffee Break, Thu., Apr 30th

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The Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association invites you to enjoy coffee, tea, snacks and networking with fellow postdocs. Free coffee mugs to the first 60 postdocs with their postdoc ID!


When: Thursday, April 30th, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Where: Preclinical Teaching Building, Room 113/114 (opposite the Greenhouse Café)

Questions: postdoc@jhmi.edu



Scandinavian Movie Night, Thu., Apr. 30th

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The JHPDA International Committee invites you to Scandinavian Movie night featuring:

Den skaldede frisør (Love is all you need)


When: Thursday, April 30th, 6:15 pm

Where: Preclinical Teaching Building, Room 113/114 (opposite the Greenhouse Café)

Food: Popcorn, ice cream, and drinks provided; friends and families welcome!


Playtime at Patterson Park, Sat., May 9th

[Larger Image]

Come join us for playtime at the Patterson Park playground on Eastern Avenue! This is a casual opportunity to get to know other young families associated with Hopkins. We'll meet at the playground for the kids to play then head to a nearby cafe afterwards for lunch. Look for the yellow JHPDA balloon!


When: Saturday, May 9th, 10:30 am

Where: Patterson Park Playground #2 on Eastern Ave (see attached map)

Contact: Mari 443-680-6403

Night at the BSO, Sat., May 9th

[Larger Image]

Once deemed “worthless” and “impossible to play” by critics, Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto is now regarded as one of classical music’s most enchanting solo works. Marin Alsop leads remarkable young Czech pianist Lukáš Vondráček in this timeless concerto.


When: Saturday, May 9, 8:00 pm

Where: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Cost: $28 (discounted tickets for Hopkins affiliates)

RSVP here

RSVP and payment by J-Card required by Monday, May 4

Questions: michelle.miller@jhmi.edu

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES


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.


Career Options for Diverse PhDs

When: Tuesday, April 28th, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

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

Panel speakers will represent careers in science communication, research-based government jobs, and teaching-focused academic positions.

RSVP 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

Attend this information session to learn 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.)


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 a member of the Office of International Services (JHU).

RSVP: here


Additional Professional Development Events

Welch Library Courses

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


Upcoming CIRTL Events

  • April 28, 2:00 - 3:00 pm Student Loans: What You Need to Know

     April 30, 2:00 - 3:00 pm All-Network Presentation Session

     more information here


Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy (PFFTA) programs

  • A three day workshop on teaching and education at the postsecondary level Wed May 27, 2015 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.


Upcoming Seminars

Events from Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE)

These events are open to all and the registration fees are waived for graduate students and postdocs.

  • IEE Summer Teaching Camp

Registration for IEE Summer Teaching Camp is open to postdocs. More information can be found here.

When:  Thursday July 31 and Friday August 1, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Where: Armstrong Medical education building


Other Opportunities

  • Fellowship - Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Biotechnology (SMDP Biotech) (due 4/30; details)

  • Translational Research Workshop for Basic Scientists organized by the  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Applications open 5/4  link

  • Apply to become a leader of the NPA advocacy committee. Application deadline May 8. Details here

  • Association of Women in Science: recruiting new leaders on their Executive Board (details; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)

  • Lasker Foundation 2015 “Research Challenge” Essay Contest; prizes of $10k, $5k, and $2k (due 5/4; details)

  • 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


SCIENCE & COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS


FELLOWSHIP & 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.

  • 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)

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Sarcoma Translational Biology (details; or email David Loeb, loebda@jhmi.edu) (posted 2/09)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Cellular and Molecular Shock Research at the Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases, UMD Baltimore (details) (posted 2/09)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Biochemistry/Enzymology at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development (JHU affiliate; link; if interested, contact james.barrow@libd.org) (posted 2/23)

  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center (link) (posted 2/03)

  • Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Goucher College, Department of Chemistry (application) (posted 1/12)

  • 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)


------------------------

All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here.

Receive grant alerts here.

Other opportunities can be found here.


EVENTS AROUND BALTIMORE

Upcoming Events

  • JHU Choral society’s annual spring concert: May 5, 5:30 pm Hurd Hall; free to the public! (details)

  • Documentary screening "To Light a Candle" at Sheldon Hall, BSPH, April 29 2015. Made by Iranian/Canadian journalist, filmmaker, and human rights activist Maziar Bahari. Movie will be followed by panel discussion (details)

  • Baltimore Orioles free giveaways at games - promotion schedule!

  • ...and many more listed here!


Recurring Events


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




Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association

postdoc@jhmi.edu

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2015-04-20: Shuttle Social Tuesday, upcoming professional development events, and more!

posted Apr 20, 2015, 4:45 AM by JohnsHopkins PostdoctoralAssociation

HIGHLIGHTS: Shuttle Social Tuesday, upcoming professional development events, and more!
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JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

20 April 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu


Did you know? We’re still accepting evaluations of the 2nd Annual Postdoc Retreat! Whether or not you attended the retreat, respond today for a chance to win an Amazon gift card! Retreat evaluations will be accepted until Friday, 4/24.




Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)


JHPDA Monthly Meeting

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

When: Wednesday, May 6th, 5:30 pm

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



Diversity Postdoc Alliance Meeting

When: Monday, April 27th, 6:00 pm

Where: MRB/BRB Daily Grind  

Contact: Stan Andrisse and Dionna Williams


Internationals Committee Meeting

Learn about resources for internationals and make new friends; all welcome!

When: Wednesday, April 29th, 12:30 pm

Where:  Cobblestone Cafe

Contact: Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson


Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting

Learn about issues affecting the postdoctoral community; all welcome!

When: Wednesday, April 29th, 4:00 pm

Where:  Wenz Cafe

Contact: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman



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: Cynthia Zhang and Anna Blice-Baum

International: Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson

Policy and Advocacy: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Yuejin Li

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.


First annual Johns Hopkins Sleep & Circadian Research Day

Organized by the Basic & Clinical Researchers studying Sleep & Circadian Rhythms at Hopkins and local institutions.

When: Monday, June 22nd,  9:00 - 3:30 pm

Where: Chevy Chase Auditorium, Sheikh Zayed Building, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, Stanford University

Registration and more details here.


Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center Fellow Research Day

When: Friday, May 15th

Where: Turner Concourse

Registration & abstract submission open until 4/22. Details here (Hopkins intranet only).


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.




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.


OTHER RESOURCES

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]


ScienceCareers


Piirus

A free networking website for the global research community. It enables researchers to identify and connect with thousands of potential collaborators worldwide, helping them to build their networks and explore new ideas


Complimentary ebooks on career advice

The Global Academic Careers Guide

Career Development Toolkit 4 Researchers

Research Publications Planner

Co-authoring - Getting Started








IN BRIEF: Congratulations to the 8 postdocs receiving retreat travel awards for their outstanding presentations!


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Photo credit:
Pravin George


Oral Presentation Awardees:

  • 1st, Blythe Shepard - A renal olfactory receptor aids in glucose handling in the proximal tubule.

  • 2nd, Tanvir Hussain - Care management as a population health intervention to reduce disparities and control hypertension in primary care: A multisite, pragmatic trial.

  • 2nd,  Richard Anderson -  Revealing    the   secret companion and intriguing past of the archetype of cepheid variable stars.

  • Honorable Mention, Neeraja Nagarajan - Radiation therapy and survival in soft tissue sarcoma: Results of a study using the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End-Results Program (SEER).

  • Honorable Mention, Ho Lam Tang - The apoptotic cell death process is reversible.

Poster Presentation Awardees:

  • 1st, Salem Noureldine - The Impact of Surgical Volume on Racial Disparity in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery.

  • 2nd, Anna Blice-Baum - Heart-specific overexpression of FOXO ameliorates performance decline through enhanced UPS processing in aging Drosophila.

  • 2nd, Monika Deshpande - Accumulation of Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1a in Retinal Cells in Response to Acute Hypoglycemia is Necessary for Survival.


The above fellows were awarded travel awards to support upcoming conference attendance. The retreat organizing committee would also like to gratefully acknowledge the following Deans for their generous contributions in support of the postdoctoral travel awards: Dr. Martha Zeiger (SOM), Dr. Janet DiPietro (SPH), Dr. Edward R. Scheinerman (WSE), and Dr. John P. Toscano (KSAS).

UPCOMING JHPDA EVENTS

Shuttle Social at Kooper’s Tavern

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The Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association invites you to a shuttle social at Kooper’s Tavern in Fells Point! Tuesday night is $5 Burger Night at Kooper’s and all Postdocs are welcome!


When: Tuesday, April 21 from 6 - 8 pm

Where: Kooper’s Tavern, 1702 Thames St.

Transportation: Charm City Circulator, Green line, stop 105




PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES


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. For the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) on 4/30, payment must be received by 4/23. Find session topics and dates here and register here.


Interviewing for Career Success

When: Monday, April 20th

Time: lecture from 12:15 - 1:15 pm, mock interview from 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Where:  W4030, School of Public Health

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


Career Options for Diverse PhDs

When: Tuesday, April 28th, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

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

Panel speakers will represent careers in science communication, research-based government jobs, and teaching-focused academic positions.

RSVP 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

Attend this information session to learn 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.)


Additional Professional Development Events

Welch Library Courses

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

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.


Upcoming Seminars

Events from Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE)

These events are open to all and the registration fees are waived for graduate students and postdocs.

  • IEE Summer Teaching Camp

Registration for IEE Summer Teaching Camp is open to postdocs. More information can be found here.

When:  Thursday July 31 and Friday August 1, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Where: Armstrong Medical education building


Other Opportunities

  • “Call for Innovations” Competition on 5/4 (due 4/20, link)

  • 3 month summer Equity Research Biotech Fellow Internship with T. Rowe Price (due 4/23, details; return interest form to Arhonda Gogos; J-1 Scholars and H-1B temporary workers are not eligible to apply)

  • Alzheimer’s disease Pilot Project Funding available, $30,000 direct costs (due 4/24; details)

  • Fellowship - Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Biotechnology (SMDP Biotech) (due 4/30; details)

  • Association of Women in Science: recruiting new leaders on their Executive Board (details; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)

  • Lasker Foundation 2015 “Research Challenge” Essay Contest; prizes of $10k, $5k, and $2k (due 5/4; details)

  • CIRTL Johns Hopkins Summer Teaching Institute, 5/27 - 5/29 (details)

  • MEND Funding Initiative for Research in Neurodegenerative Disorders (due 6/30, details)


SCIENCE & COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS


FELLOWSHIP & 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.


  • 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)

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Sarcoma Translational Biology (details; or email David Loeb, loebda@jhmi.edu) (posted 2/09)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Cellular and Molecular Shock Research at the Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases, UMD Baltimore (details) (posted 2/09)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Biochemistry/Enzymology at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development (JHU affiliate; link; if interested, contact james.barrow@libd.org) (posted 2/23)

  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center (link) (posted 2/03)

  • Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Goucher College, Department of Chemistry (application) (posted 1/12)

  • 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)


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All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here.

Receive grant alerts here.

Other opportunities can be found here.


EVENTS AROUND BALTIMORE

Upcoming Events

  • Wicked the musical is coming to Baltimore in April, tickets here! Last showing April 26.

  • Baltimore Orioles free giveaways at games - promotion schedule!

  • ...and many more listed here!


Recurring Events


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




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2015-04-13: Postdoc retreat survey, Postdoc research presentation club, Shuttle Social, and more!

posted Apr 13, 2015, 8:47 AM by JohnsHopkins PostdoctoralAssociation

Highlights: Take the postdoc retreat survey for a chance to win an Amazon gift card, Join the research presentation club this Wednesday, and make new friends at the shuttle social at Kooper's Tavern in Fells Point. 


JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

13 April 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu


Did you know? Nature has come on board with increasing awareness of the need for diverse career options for postdocs beyond academia. The full article can be found here.




Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)


JHPDA Monthly Meeting


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

When: Wednesday, May 6th, 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: Tuesday, April 14th, 11:00 am

Where:  MRB/BRB Daily Grind

Contact: Cynthia Zhang


Diversity Postdoc Alliance Meeting


When: Monday, April 27th, 6:00 pm

Where: MRB/BRB Daily Grind  

Contact: Stan Andrisse and Dionna Williams


Internationals Committee Meeting

Learn about resources for internationals and make new friends; all welcome!

When: Wednesday, April 29th, 12:30 pm

Where:  Cobblestone Cafe

Contact: Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson


Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting

Learn about issues affecting the postdoctoral community; all welcome!

When: Wednesday, April 29th, 4:00 pm

Where:  Wenz Cafe

Contact: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman



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: Cynthia Zhang and Anna Blice-Baum

International: Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson

Policy and Advocacy: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Yuejin Li

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.


HBN Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program

Want to turn your science into a business idea? Interested in exploring a career in entrepreneurship? More info here.

What: “How to come up with an Innovative Idea”

When: Thursday, April 16, 6:30 pm

Where: Room 2-108 (Building 1830), JHU East Baltimore Campus

More events listed here.


First annual Hopkins Sleep & Circadian Research Day

Organized by the Basic & Clinical Researchers studying Sleep & Circadian Rhythms at Johns Hopkins and local institutions. Awards will be given for the top clinical and basic talks and posters!


When: Monday, June 22,  9:00 - 3:30 pm

Where: Chevy Chase Auditorium, Sheikh Zayed Building, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, Stanford University

For registration and more information, please 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.




Great, inexpensive photography

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


International Postdocs: Tax Help

The JHU Tax Office provides Nonresident Aliens tax preparation assistance through a software program called Glacier.  For more information about the program, and taxes in general, visit the JHU Tax Office website or the Tax Office’s FAQs.


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.


OTHER RESOURCES

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]


ScienceCareers


Piirus

A free networking website for the global research community. It enables researchers to identify and connect with thousands of potential collaborators worldwide, helping them to build their networks and explore new ideas


Complimentary ebooks on career advice

The Global Academic Careers Guide

Career Development Toolkit 4 Researchers

Research Publications Planner

Co-authoring - Getting Started
























IN BRIEF: Postdoc Retreat Survey
Win an Amazon.com gift card!

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On behalf of the retreat planning committee, thank you for making Tuesday’s 2nd Annual Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Retreat a great success. We had around 250 fellows in attendance, 65 poster presentations, excellent speakers, and many successful breakout sessions and workshops. We hope you enjoyed the day’s programming and opportunities for exploring both academic and diverse career paths.


Resources from many of the workshops and breakout sessions can be found here on the postdoc retreat website, in the  program under the individual sessions.

Please take a few minutes to complete the short retreat evaluation (even if you did not attend); we take your feedback very seriously and will use it to help us improve next year’s event. All postdocs who submit evaluations will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an Amazon gift card!

UPCOMING JHPDA EVENTS

Postdoc Research Presentation club, Wednesday, April 15th

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Please join us for April’s postdoc research presentation club, with an exciting pearl and a very interesting postdoc talk:


Expert Pearl: Become the Exceptional Presenter!

By Gaelle Kolb, Ph.D, Assistant Director, Professional Development Office

Postdoc Talk: Exclusive transcriptional regulation of morphogenesis in the Drosophila Embryo

By Rajprasad Loganathan, Ph.D.


When: Wednesday, April 15, 12:00 - 1pm
Where: PreClinical Teaching Building (PCTB) 113/114

Pizza will be served!
Questions? Contact Jineta or Xiang

Want to present in the future? Sign-up here!

Shuttle Social at Kooper’s Tavern

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The Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association invites you to a shuttle social at Kooper’s Tavern in Fells Point! Tuesday night is $5 Burger Night at Kooper’s and all Postdocs are welcome!


When: Tuesday, April 21 from 6 - 8 pm

Where: Kooper’s Tavern, 1702 Thames St.

Transportation: Charm City Circulator, Green line, stop 105




PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES


Professional Development Office


Spring 2015 Research Leadership

The new short-module format was so successful last fall that we are continuing it this spring, beginning April 14th! Research Leadership for Postdocs is now a series of 12 lunchtime modules. Sessions will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-1:30 in the 1830 Building, classroom 2-108. For the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) please pay by April 23, 2015. For more information, click here. Click here to register.


Interviewing for Career Success

When: Monday, April 20th; lecture: 12:15 - 1:15 pm; mock interview: 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Where:  W4030, School of Public Health

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


Career Options for Diverse PhDs

When: Tuesday, April 28th, 3:00-4:30pm

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

Panel speakers will represent career options of science communication, research-based government jobs, and teaching-focused academic positions.

RSVP 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

Did you know that 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*, Goucher College, Stevenson University and Morgan State University. Join us at this information session to learn more from faculty and participants. (*Co-Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association.) Visit our website to learn about previous opportunities and teaching fellows!


Additional Professional Development Events

Welch Library Courses

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


The Hopkins Graduate Student Consulting Club

The Hopkins Graduate Student Consulting Club organizes regular workshops and bootcamps. Find the 2015 Spring Series here and visit their website here.

Effective Science Communication

Effective written and oral communication is crucial for achieving academic success, yet is often overlooked in graduate coursework. Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 - 11:00 am in classroom 2-108 in the 1830 building to learn the fundamentals of all types of science communication.

For topics and more details, visit the course website.

Questions? Contact Liz Meier


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.


Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Biotechnology (SMDP Biotech) Successful applicants will receive fellowships in the 15-year-old program SMDP Biotech, covering virtually all expenses for this one-year program. Mentoring and professional development program begins with 5-day training session; participants also attend a major biotechnology conference (fellowship applications due 4/30; details here).


AACR Associate member council for programs for early-career scientists

When: April 18 - 22

For more details, click here


Upcoming Seminars

Events from Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE)

These events are open to all and the registration fees are waived for graduate students and postdocs.

  • IEE Education Conference and Celebration

A day-long conference featuring a keynote address entitled "Medical, Biomedical and Health Professions Education: Five Changes that Can Make a Difference" by distinguished educator L. Dee Fink, PhD.

When: Friday, April 17, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where: Armstrong Medical Education Building 1600 McElderry Street

More information can be found here


  • IEE Summer Teaching Camp

Registration for IEE Summer Teaching Camp is open to postdocs. More information can be found here.

When:  Thursday July 31 and Friday August 1, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Where: Armstrong Medical education building


Other Opportunities

  • First American College of Healthcare Trustees Conference (4/14, details)

  • Searching NCBI molecular database (4/14, register)

  • Managing Science in the Biotech Industry: An Intensive Course for Students and Postdocs (July 12 - 24, registration due 4/15, register and details here)

  • National Postdoctoral Association International officer (due 4/17, details)

  • BioNetworking: Getting To Know Your Neighbors - from the local ecosystem, MedImmune - Partnering & Strategy 4/16, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Gaithersburg, MD, (click here to register)

  • “Call for Innovations” Competition May 4 (due 4/20, link)

  • 3 month summer Equity Research Biotech Fellow Internship with T. Rowe Price (due 4/23, details; The interest form has to return to Arhonda Gogos; J-1 Scholars and H-1B temporary workers are not eligible to apply due to limitation of their immigration status​)

  • Alzheimer’s disease Pilot Project Funding available, $30,000 direct costs (due 4/24; details)

  • Request for guest editors for Biochemistry Insights Journal (contact Mariana Figuera Losada)

  • Association of Women in Science: recruiting new leaders on their Executive Board (details; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)

  • Lasker Foundation 2015 “Research Challenge” Essay Contest; prizes of $10k, $5k, and $2k (due 5/4; details)

  • CIRTL Johns Hopkins Summer Teaching Institute, May 27 - 29 (link)

  • MEND Funding Initiative for Research in Neurodegenerative Disorders (due 6/30, details)


SCIENCE & COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS


FELLOWSHIP & 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.


  • Licensing and Patenting Manager Position Open at the NIH Office of Technology Transfer, closes at midnight on 4/14 (link)

  • Two Radiology/Human genetics postdocs available (due 4/27, announcement)

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Sarcoma Translational Biology (details; or email David Loeb, loebda@jhmi.edu)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Cellular and Molecular Shock Research at the Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases, UMD Baltimore (details)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Biochemistry/Enzymology at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development (JHU affiliate; link; if interested, contact james.barrow@libd.org)

  • Abbot laboratories: openings for Biomed/Molecular Biology, Virology Senior Scientist research positions: position1, position2, Principal scientist

  • Predicine: biotech start-up company looking for potential employees in the Bay Area, San Francisco (details here)

  • Technology Analyst (full-time) at JH Office of Technology Transfer; seeks PhD or Postdoc to help analyze & commercialize university-based technology (link)

  • Opportunities for employment (full or part-time) at In silico medicine, located at Johns Hopkins University eastern campus (details here)

  • Postdoctoral position to work on hiPSC-derived 3D models of retinal degenerative diseases in the lab of Dr. M. Valeria Canto-Soler (details here)

  • Biogen Idec Postdoctoral Program (link)

  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Scientific Grants Manager (link)

  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center (link)

  • Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Goucher College, Department of Chemistry (application)

  • Naturejobs Career Expo 2015 (5/20, registration)

  • Postdoc Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine in the University of Maryland, Baltimore (link)

  • Multiple positions at Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (link)

  • The Foundation for Women's Wellness (FWW) Fellowship Awards (due 6/8, link)

  • Acidophil is seeking part-time interns (flyer)


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All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here.

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

postdoc@jhmi.edu

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2015-03-30: Postdoc Retreat Registration Deadline TOMORROW (3/31), the Diversity Journal Club and Town Hall Meeting, and more!!!

posted Mar 30, 2015, 8:06 AM by JohnsHopkins PostdoctoralAssociation

HIGHLIGHTS: Postdoc Retreat Registration Deadline TOMORROW (3/31), the Diversity Journal Club and Town Hall Meeting (4/1), JHPDA monthly meeting (4/1).
To see the original newsletter, click here.

JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

30 March 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu

Did you know? There will be free dinner and a networking reception for attendees, following the 2nd Annual Postdoc Retreat on Tuesday, April 7th. Registration is still open until March 31st. Visit the website for details, or click here to register!

HIGHLIGHTS

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, April 1st, 5:30 pm

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


Internationals Committee Meeting

Learn about ongoing international initiatives; all welcome!

When: Tuesday, March 31st, 12:30 pm

Where: Cobblestone cafe 

Contact: Beth Zucconi

Socials Committee Meeting

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

When: Thursday, April 9th, 9:30 am

Where: Atwater’s Cafe

Contact: Justin La Favor 

Communications Committee Meeting

Learn about ongoing communications initiatives; all welcome!

WhenTuesday, April 14th, 11:00 am

Where:  MRB/BRB Daily Grind

Contact: Cynthia Zhang 

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: Cynthia Zhang and Anna Blice-Baum

International: Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson 

Policy and Advocacy: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee andYuejin Li

Socials: Justin La Favor

Diversity Postdoc Alliance: Stan Andrisse andDionna 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 thePostdoc 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.

First annual Hopkins Sleep & Circadian Research Day

Organized by the Basic & Clinical Researchers studying Sleep & Circadian Rhythms at Johns Hopkins and local institutions. Awards will be given for the top clinical and basic talks and posters!

When: Monday June 22,  9:00 - 3:30 pm

Where: Chevy Chase Auditorium, Sheikh Zayed Building, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, Stanford University

Applications due: March 31st, 2015

For registration, abstract submission, and more information, please click here.


Great, inexpensive photography

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

International Postdocs: Tax Help

The JHU Tax Office provides Nonresident Aliens tax preparation assistance through a software program called Glacier.  For more information about the program, and taxes in general, visit the JHU Tax Office website or the Tax Office’s FAQs.

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.

OTHER RESOURCES

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]

ScienceCareers

Piirus

A free networking website for the global research community. It enables researchers to identify and connect with thousands of potential collaborators worldwide, helping them to build their networks and explore new ideas

Complimentary ebooks on career advice

The Global Academic Careers Guide

Career Development Toolkit 4 Researchers

Research Publications Planner

Co-authoring - Getting Started

IN BRIEF: Postdoc Retreat - Oh the places you’ll go: Registration Deadline TOMORROW (March 31)!

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The JHPDA and HW-PDA invite all postdocs to attend our 2nd annual postdoc retreat entitled “Oh the places you’ll go: Academic and diverse career paths for postdocs.”

Visit the retreat website for details!

When: April 7th, 2015, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Where: Turner Concourse and Auditorium, Hopkins East Baltimore campus

Registration deadline: March 31st - Register here

This event will feature:

  • Plenary speakers Dan Beaudry, “Diving in Deep: The Self-Driven Job Search,” and Gerald Klickstein, “From Job Search to Job Offer: Strategies to Succeed and Each Stage.”
  • Breakout sessions and workshops focusing on your future!
  • Diverse careers roundtable discussion
  • Academic careers panel discussion
  • Academic job application workshop
  • Transferrable skills and IDP workshop
  • Scientific presentations from your fellow postdocs
  • Closing remarks from President Daniels

UPCOMING JHPDA EVENTS

The Diversity Journal Club and Town Hall MeetingWednesday, April 1st

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Please join the newly formed Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee (DPAC) of JHPDA in our inaugural event! Food will be provided.

The first half of the meeting will be a discussion lead by a featured speaker on the Importance of Diversity in the Biomedical Workforce. The second half will be a topic lead and open forum to discuss challenges that individuals of diverse backgrounds may face in the sciences.

Speaker: Cheri Wilson, MA, MHS, CPHQ

When: Wednesday, April 1, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Where: Wood Basic Science Building (WBSB) Auditorium
Questions? Contact DPAC Co-Chair, Stan Andrisse

Johns Hopkins Success Stories with Dr. Myron L. Weisfeldt, M.D.,Thursday, April 9th

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The JHPDA Professional Development Committee

presents “Johns Hopkins Success Stories” with Myron L. Weisfeldt, M.D., University Distinguished Service Professor and Professor of Medicine.

Looking for a role model? Tips for success in research, mentorship, teaching or clinical medicine? Join us for a casual interview with leaders in the medical field. Learn from their experiences, seek advice and ask questions. Food and drinks will be provided.

When: Wednesday, April 9, 12:00 pm
Where: Wood Basic Science Building (WBSB) Auditorium
Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

The National Cherry Blossom Festival & Smithsonian Trip to Washington DCSaturday, April 11th

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The Johns Hopkins International Society and JHPDA invite you to join us for the National Cherry Blossom Festival & Smithsonian Trip to Washington DC. Bus departs JHMI at 8:30 am and returns to JHMI at 5:30 pm.

Reservations: Fill out attached form and see Jessica Mullins or Shree Gopakumar in the Office of International Services (OIS; Reed Hall, Suite 405, Monday - Thursday)

Payments: $20 (cash only) must be made in full at the time of reservation; fee includes round-trip transportation only

Questions? Contact Jessica or Shree, 410-955-3371 orInternationalsociety@jhmi.edu

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

JHPDA Research Presentation Club: Spring dates!

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: April 15th, May 13th, June 10th

Sign-up here

Questions? Contact Jineta or Xiang 

Additional Professional Development Events

Professional Development Office

Lunch and Learn Series

Over lunch break, come discuss important topics that would leverage your marketability when looking for a job. You may attend any or all seminars, there is no restriction. (Note: this series isn’t intended to replace the PDO workshops, but if you missed some of them, you would learn parts of that was covered)

Where: 1830 E. Monument Street Building, Classroom 2-108

When: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

  • 4/1/2015:  The Power of LinkedIn: We will help you navigate LinkedIn and show you how to utilize it to its full potential.
  • 4/8/2015-NOTE TIME CHANGE, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Introvert? Extrovert? Acquire some tools to help you advance your career by projecting confidence in anxiety-provoking situations. We will explore introvert and extrovert working styles, and develop tools to deal with intimidating circumstances.

To Negotiate or Not to Negotiate? That is the Question

On the job market? It's exciting to get an offer, but there's more. When it comes to negotiating, what is actually negotiable? Come and learn to negotiate for what you need. Practice your negotiation skills and receive peer-feedback.

When: Monday, March 30, 2015, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Where: 1830 E. Monument Street Building, Classroom 2-108

Register: here

NIH Budgeting and eRA Commons

Creating a budget and Using Electronic Research Application for K99 and early stage investigators.

Speaker: Alex Galea, Assistant Director, Grants Team, Office of Research Administration

When: Thursday, April 9, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Where: 1830 E. Monument Street Building, Classroom 2-108

Register: here

Other

Welch Library Courses

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

The Hopkins Graduate Student Consulting Club 

The Hopkins Graduate Student Consulting Club organizes regular workshops and bootcamps. Find the 2015 Spring Series here and visit their website here.

 

McKinsey & Company JHU APD Firm Presentation

Please join McKinsey & Company to learn about their work, people exciting career opportunities for APD candidates, including the 2015 summer weekend programs and 2016 full-time opportunities for PhDs, Postdocs, non-MBA Masters, medical students, Interns, Residents and Fellows.

When: Thursday, April 2nd, 7 pm

Where: Sheldon Hall, W1214 (Wolfe Street building at the School of Public Health)

RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015JHUFirmPresentation 

Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy Events and Opportunities

  • Online teaching course in an Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate Teaching (details here; starts 3/30; RSVP to pff.teachingacademy@jhu.edu)
  • Call for instructors for “HEART,” Hopkins Engineering Applications & Research Tutorials - paid teaching opportunity in the fall 2015; for an application form or questions, contact pff.teachingacademy@jhu.edu 

The Business of Medicine: Johns Hopkins Medicine Leaders Discuss the Value of a Business Degree

At this session, a panel of JHMI senior leadership (all Carey Business School alumni) will discuss the benefits of a graduate business degree.  You’ll also have an opportunity to talk with admissions officers as well as learn about the online graduate certificate in the business of healthcare, and part-time and full-time Master of Science and MBA programs

Where: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Zayed Auditorium

When: Tuesday, March 31, 12:15pm - 1:30 pm

Effective Science Communication

Effective written and oral communication is crucial for achieving academic success, yet is often overlooked in graduate coursework. Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 -11:00 am in classroom 2-108 in the 1830 Building to learn the fundamentals of all types of science communication.

Topics Covered

4/7: Writing Abstracts – Dr. Barbara Gastel

4/9: Mechanics of Scientific Writing – Dr. Valerie O’Shea

4/14: Grant Applications/Oral Presentation – Dr. Donna Vogel

4/16: Data Design and Visualization – Dr. Ingo Ruczinski

4/21: Designing Posters – Dr. Peter Espenshade

        Science and Social Media – Daniel Pham

4/23: Medical and Science Communication – Dr. Cathy Wolkow

4/28: Writing a Biomedical Research Paper – Dr. Dan Leahy

4/30: Science Journalism – Dr. Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay

5/5: Career Opportunities in Medical Communication – Dr. Barbara Gastel

5/7: Communicating to the Lay Public – Dr. Audrey Huang

More details: Course website

Questions? Contact Liz Meier 

StartUp!Fest Splash

The biggest Start-up Job Showcase in town, to host dozens of top-notch start-ups that are looking to hire intelligent & hard-working students for internships and full-time roles! Admission is FREE (details).

Where: Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, 100 International Drive

When: Friday, April 10, 9:00 am

Developing a Tailored Resume and Deciphering the Internship Announcement

If you are considering one of the internship opportunities posted by the Biomedical Careers Initiative (BCI), come and learn how to decipher the internship announcement and to use the essential words to tailor your resume to the position. This is an interactive workshop and you are encouraged to share your resume and/or a specific job announcement that will be used as an example.

WhenFriday, April 10, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Where: Rangos, Room 490

Register here

Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Biotechnology (SMDP Biotech) Successful applicants will receive fellowships in the 15-year-old program SMDP Biotech, covering virtually all expenses for this one-year program. Mentoring and professional development program begins with 5-day training session; participants also attend a major biotechnology conference (fellowship applications due 4/30; details here).

Upcoming Seminars

Successful Pharmaceutical Study Start-Up: Key Steps for Investigators 

When: Tuesday, April 7th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Where: Tilghman Auditorium

Events from Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE)

These events are open to all and the registration fees are waived for graduate students and postdocs.

  • IEE Education Conference and Celebration

A day-long conference featuring a keynote address entitled "Medical, Biomedical and Health Professions Education: Five Changes that Can Make a Difference" by distinguished educator L. Dee Fink, PhD. 

When: Friday, April 17, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where: Armstrong Medical Education Building 1600 McElderry Street

More information can be found here

  • IEE Summer Teaching Camp

Registration for IEE Summer Teaching Camp is open to postdocs. More information can be found here.

When:  Thursday July 31 and Friday August 1, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Where: Armstrong Medical education building

Other Opportunities

  • ASCB-KGI intensive course in Managing Science in the Biotech Industry (must be an ASCB member to apply; due 3/31; details and application here)
  • McKnight Foundation Memory and Cognitive Disorders Awards for basic research (due 4/1; details)
  • 7-week Summer Data Science Fellowship provided by the Data Incubator (due 4/1, details)
  • National Postdoctoral Association Editorial Team position (due 4/3, details)
  • 2015 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry program (due 4/5; details)
  • National Postdoctoral Association International officer (due 4/17, details)
  • 3 month summer Equity Research Biotech Fellow Internship with T. Rowe Price (due 4/23, details; The interest form has to return to Arhonda Gogos; J-1 Scholars and H-1B temporary workers are not eligible to apply due to limitation of their immigration status​)
  • Alzheimer’s disease Pilot Project Funding available, $30,000 direct costs (due 4/24; details)
  • Request for guest editors for Biochemistry Insights Journal (contact Mariana Figuera Losada)
  • Association of Women in Science: recruiting new leaders on their Executive Board (details; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)
  • Lasker Foundation 2015 “Research Challenge” Essay Contest; prizes of $10k, $5k, and $2k (due 5/4; details)
  • MEND Funding Initiative for Research in Neurodegenerative Disorders (due 6/30, details)

SCIENCE & COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS

  • Volunteers needed for the middle school & high school statewide Maryland Science Olympiad (JHU on 4/11; see the flyer and website for more details)
  • AAAS STEM Volunteer Program (link; contact bcalinge@aaas.org)
  • Baltimore Green Works (volunteer)

FELLOWSHIP & JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Visit the below site for additional updated listings, including job postings andpostdoctoral fellowships in a variety of science careers across disciplines. Recent additions listed below.

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Sarcoma Translational Biology (details; or email David Loeb, loebda@jhmi.edu)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Cellular and Molecular Shock Research at the Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases, UMD Baltimore (details)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Biochemistry/Enzymology at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development (JHU affiliate; link; if interested, contactjames.barrow@libd.org)
  • Abbot laboratories: openings for Biomed/Molecular Biology, Virology Senior Scientist research positions: position1position2Principal scientist
  • Predicine: biotech start-up company looking for potential employees in the Bay Area, San Francisco (details here)
  • Technology Analyst (full-time) at JH Office of Technology Transfer; seeks PhD or Postdoc to help analyze & commercialize university-based technology (link)
  • Career opportunities, recruiting and programs at Mckinsey: Insight Healthcare and MD contact programs (due 4/12)  
  • Opportunities for employment (full or part-time) at In silico medicine, located at Johns Hopkins University eastern campus (details here)
  • Postdoctoral position to work on hiPSC-derived 3D models of retinal degenerative diseases in the lab of Dr. M. Valeria Canto-Soler (details here)
  • Biogen Idec Postdoctoral Program (link)
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Scientific Grants Manager (link)
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center (link)
  • Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Goucher College, Department of Chemistry (application)
  • Naturejobs Career Expo 2015 (5/20, registration)

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All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here.

Receive grant alerts here.

Other opportunities can be found here.


EVENTS AROUND BALTIMORE

Upcoming Events

  • Hop on over for the Johns Hopkins International Society’s annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sat Apr 4, 10 am in Decker Garden area on the Homewood Campus (details)
  • JHMA (the Johns Hopkins Medical Auxiliary) Egg Hunt. Family friendly event on Sat Apr 4, 11 am-2 pm, in Centennial Park Pavilion C, Ellicott City (address).RSVP to Cassandra Smith (email).
  • 6th Annual Housing Fair on  Friday, April 10, 2015 from 11am-4:30pm in the Turner Concourse (detail).
  • Wicked the musical is coming to Baltimore in April, tickets here!
  • Baltimore Orioles free giveaways at games - promotion schedule!
  • ...and many more listed here!

Recurring Events

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


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2015-03-23 JHPDA Bulletin: Poster award for PDC, Shuttle social, Game night, Spring cocktail hour, 2nd Annual Postdoc Retreat and several professional development opportunities!

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HIGHLIGHTS: Poster award for PDC, Shuttle social, Game night, Spring cocktail hour, 2nd Annual Postdoc Retreat and several professional development opportunities!

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JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

23 March 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu


Did you know? Registration for the 2nd Annual Postdoc Retreat on Tuesday, April 7th is open until March 31st. Visit the website for details, or click here to register!




Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)


JHPDA Monthly Meeting


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

When: Wednesday, April 1st, 5:30 pm

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


Internationals Committee Mtg.

New international postdoc? Join us to meet fellow postdocs and connect with the postdoc community!


When: Tuesday, March 24, 12:30 pm

Where:  Cobblestone cafe

Contact: Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson



Policy and Advocacy Committee Mtg.

Come join us to be the voice of your fellow postdocs and learn about science policy!


When: Tuesday, March 24, 4:00 pm

Where:  Wenz cafe

Contact: Jacqueline Brosnan Cashman



Professional development Committee Mtg.

Join us to learn about different initiatives taken up by the committee for professional development of postdocs.


When: Thursday, March 26, 1:00 pm

Where: Daily grind cafe

Contact: Yuejin Li and Jineta Banerjee



Communications Committee Meeting

Learn about ongoing communications initiatives; all welcome!


When: Tuesday, April 14th, 11:00 am

Where:  MRB/BRB Daily Grind

Contact: Cynthia Zhang and Anna Blice Baum

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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: Cynthia Zhang and Anna Blice-Baum

International: Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson

Policy and Advocacy: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Yuejin Li

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.



First annual Hopkins Sleep & Circadian Research Day


Organized by the Basic & Clinical Researchers studying Sleep & Circadian Rhythms at Johns Hopkins and local institutions. Awards will be given for the top clinical and basic talks and posters!


When: Monday June 22,  9:00 - 3:30 pm

Where: Chevy Chase Auditorium, Sheikh Zayed Building, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, Stanford University

Applications due: March 31st, 2015

For registration, abstract submission, and more information, please click here




Great, inexpensive photography

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



International Postdocs: Tax Help

The JHU Tax Office provides Nonresident Aliens tax preparation assistance through a software program called Glacier.  For more information about the program, and taxes in general, visit the JHU Tax Office website or the Tax Office’s FAQs.



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.


OTHER RESOURCES

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]











































































IN BRIEF: JHPDA Professional Development Committee received the best poster award at a national meeting


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Our own Professional Development Committee (PDC) presented a poster entitled “Developing Professional Development Activities for the Diverse Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Community” at the 13th Annual Meeting of the National Postdoctoral Association. It was one of two posters to receive an award based on content and effective communication. The poster was presented by Jineta Banerjee and co-authored by Casey Rebholz, Yuejin Li, and Corinne Pettigrew, all of whom are Hopkins postdocs and JHPDA leaders. Congratulations PDC!


UPCOMING JHPDA EVENTS


JHPDA Shuttle Social, Tue., Mar. 24th


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The JHPDA Socials Committee invites you to the March Shuttle Social! Look for the yellow JHPDA balloon to find your fellow postdocs on-site.


When: Tuesday, 3/24, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Ryleigh’s Oyster in Mount Vernon, 1225 Cathedral St.

Shuttle transportation: Penn station stop off the JHMI-Homewood shuttle,

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu





International game and dinner: Thu., Mar. 26th

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The JHPDA International Committee aims to provide a platform for International and American postdocs to meet, learn about each other’s cultures, improve English language skills, socialize and relax! Join us for a fun board game, dinner will be provided!


When: Thursday, March 26, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: PCTB 113/114

Who: Both International AND American postdocs are welcome!

Game of the month: Cranium

Questions? Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu


Bye-Bye Winter, Hello Spring Cocktail Hour: Fri, Mar. 27th

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Please join the JHPDA Diversity Postdoc Alliance Committee and Black Resident and Postdocs to learn about all the exciting projects planned to support postdoctoral fellows from diverse backgrounds in the upcoming year.


Food and refreshments will be provided!

When: Friday, March 27, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Where: Turner’s concourse, near MRB fountain

Questions? Contact Dionna Williams


2nd Annual Postdoc Retreat, Tuesday, April 7th

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Join your fellow postdocs at the 2nd Annual Postdoc Retreat on Tuesday, April 7th! Take a day to explore PhD career paths, both academic and diverse. The event will feature plenary speakers, breakout sessions, workshops, and postdoc scientific presentations. Registration is open through March 31st. More details and registration are available on the retreat website!


When: Tuesday, April 07, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Where: Turner Concourse and surrounding rooms, JH East Baltimore Campus
Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

JHPDA Research Presentation Club: Spring dates!

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: April 15th, May 13th, June 10th

Sign-up here

Questions? Contact Jineta or Xiang


Additional Professional Development Events


Professional Development Office

Lunch and Learn Series

Over lunch break, come discuss important topics that would leverage your marketability when looking for a job. You may attend any or all seminars, there is no restriction. (Note: this series isn’t intended to replace the PDO workshops, but if you missed some of them, you would learn parts of that was covered)

Where: Location:  1830 E. Monument Street Building, Classroom 2-108

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

  • 3/23/2015:  Government jobs - Differences in the resume and where to look for jobs: We will advise you on crafting your USAJobs resume and point you to jobs that are a bridge to becoming a Federal employee.

  • 3/26/2015:  Looking into diverse careers: we will discuss career paths outside of the Faculty job. Learn about careers what would leverage all you learned during your training and beyond

  • 4/1/2015:  The Power of LinkedIn: We will help you navigate LinkedIn and show you how to utilize it to its full potential.

  • 4/8/2015-NOTE TIME CHANGE, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Introvert? Extrovert? Using Your Strengths: Build on your strengths to project outward confidence. Learn to understand and synergize with the style of the opposite type. Acquire some tools to help you advance your career by projecting confidence in anxiety-provoking situations. We will explore introvert and extrovert working styles, and develop tools to deal with intimidating circumstances


To Negotiate or Not to Negotiate?-That is the Question

On the job market? It's exciting to get an offer, but there's more. When it comes to negotiating, what is actually negotiable?

Come and learn to negotiate for what you need. Using scenarios inspired from academic or private sector job offers, you will practice your negotiation skills and receive peer-feedback.

When: Monday, March 30, 2015, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Where: 1830 E. Monument Street Building, Classroom 2-108

Register: here

Other

Welch Library Courses

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


The Hopkins Graduate Student Consulting Club

The Hopkins Graduate Student Consulting Club organizes regular workshops and bootcamps. Find the 2015 Spring Series here and visit their website here.

Boston Consulting Group JH Connection Event

Come and meet BCGers with a variety of backgrounds from offices around the world, and at different levels within the firm, from partners to recent hires.This is our premier event where we introduce prospective candidates in PhD, JD, Post-Doc and MD programs to the Boston Consulting Group and the work that BCG does.

When: Thursday, March 26, 2015 – 5:00PM

Where: Miller Research Building, Room G01


Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy Events and Opportunities

  • Online teaching course in an Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate Teaching (details here; starts 3/30; RSVP to pff.teachingacademy@jhu.edu)

  • Call for instructors for “HEART,” Hopkins Engineering Applications & Research Tutorials - paid teaching opportunity in the fall 2015; for an application form or questions, contact pff.teachingacademy@jhu.edu


The Business of Medicine: Johns Hopkins Medicine Leaders Discuss the Value of a Business Degree

At this session, a panel of JHMI senior leadership (all Carey Business School alumni) will discuss the benefits of a graduate business degree.  You’ll also have an opportunity to talk with admissions officers as well as learn about the online graduate certificate in the business of healthcare, and part-time and full-time Master of Science and MBA programs


Where: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Zayed Auditorium

When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 12:15pm - 1:30pm


Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Biotechnology (SMDP Biotech) Successful applicants will receive fellowships in the 15-year-old program SMDP Biotech, covering virtually all expenses for this one-year program. Mentoring and professional development program begins with 5-day training session; participants also attend a major biotechnology conference (fellowship applications due 4/30; details here).



Upcoming Seminars

The Career Services Office and the MPH Office invite you to attend a seminar on  INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES

Your technical skills got you the interview, but your people skills will get you the offer.  People fail to obtain offers for any number of reasons including personality and likeability. You must sell yourself during an interview by making the best possible impression and performing at the highest level which requires extensive preparation.  This presentation will deal with all these issues and more

Who: Chad Houck, Founder and Principal of the The Search Group.

When: Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 12:15 – 1:15 pm

Where: Bloomberg School of Public Health, W4030

RSVP: here



The Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences & Biomedical Scholars Association Seminar

The Biomedical Scholars Association, in collaboration with the Department of Pharmacology at the School of Medicine, will be hosting the 2015 James E.K. Hildreth Lecture

Title: RNA Splicing, Chromatin Modification, and the Coordinated Control of Gene Expression

Who: Tracy Johnson, PhD. Maria Rowena Ross Chair of Cell Biology & Biochemistry, HHMI Professor, University of California, Los Angeles Life Sciences

When:  Wednesday, March 25, 4:00 pm

Where: Basic Science Auditorium, Ground Floor, WBSB


Successful Pharmaceutical Study Start-Up: Key Steps for Investigators

When: Tuesday, April 7th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Where: Tilghman Auditorium


Events from Institute for Excellence in Education

These events are open to all and the registration fees are waived for graduate students and postdocs.


IEE Education Conference and Celebration

A day-long conference featuring a keynote address entitled "Medical, Biomedical and Health Professions Education: Five Changes that Can Make a Difference" by distinguished educator L. Dee Fink, PhD. The conference is intended to bring together educators to share ideas, educational research, innovations and instructional methodologies; to learn from each other and guests, promote a community of educators, and celebrate our great teachers and educators.

When: Friday, April 17, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where: Armstrong Medical Education Building 1600 McElderry Street

More information can be found here


IEE Summer Teaching Camp

The Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE), Office of the Vice Dean for Education, Master of Education in the Health Professions, JHUSOM Office of Faculty Development, and the Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Program in Teaching Skills at the Bayview Medical Center are happy to announce that registration for IEE Summer Teaching Camp is open.

When:  Thursday July 31 and Friday August 1, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Where: Armstrong Medical education building

More information can be found here


Other Opportunities


  • ASCB-KGI intensive course in Managing Science in the Biotech Industry (must be an ASCB member to apply; due 3/31; details and application here)

  • McKnight Foundation Memory and Cognitive Disorders Awards for basic research (due 4/01; details)

  • 2015 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry program (due 4/05; details)

  • Alzheimer’s disease Pilot Project Funding available, $30,000 direct costs (due 4/24; details)

  • Request for guest editors for Biochemistry Insights Journal (contact Mariana Figuera Losada)

  • Association of Women in Science: recruiting new leaders on their Executive Board (details; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)

  • Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Goucher College, Department of Chemistry (application)

  • Lasker Foundation 2015 “Research Challenge” Essay Contest; prizes of $10k, $5k, and $2k (due 5/4; details)


SCIENCE & COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS

  • Volunteers needed for the middle school & high school statewide Maryland Science Olympiad (JHU on 4/11; see the flyer and website for more details)

  • AAAS STEM Volunteer Program (link; contact bcalinge@aaas.org)

  • Baltimore Green Works (volunteer)


FELLOWSHIP & 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.


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Sarcoma Translational Biology (details; or email David Loeb, loebda@jhmi.edu)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Cellular and Molecular Shock Research at the Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases, UMD Baltimore (details)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Biochemistry/Enzymology at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development (JHU affiliate; link; if interested, contact james.barrow@libd.org)

  • Abbot laboratories: openings for Biomed/Molecular Biology, Virology Senior Scientist research positions: position1, position2, Principal scientist

  • Predicine: biotech start-up company looking for potential employees in the Bay Area, San Francisco (details here)

  • Technology Analyst (full-time) at JH Office of Technology Transfer; seeks PhD or Postdoc to help analyze & commercialize university-based technology (link)

  • Career opportunities, recruiting and programs at Mckinsey: Insight Healthcare and MD contact programs (due 4/12)  

  • Opportunities for employment (full or part-time) at In silico medicine, located at Johns Hopkins University eastern campus (details here)

  • Postdoctoral position to work on hiPSC-derived 3D models of retinal degenerative diseases in the lab of Dr. M. Valeria Canto-Soler (details here)

  • Biogen Idec Postdoctoral Program (link)

  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Scientific Grants Manager (link)

  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center (link)

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Other opportunities can be found here.


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HIGHLIGHTS: Postdoc NCAA bracket, shuttle social, professional development opportunities, fellowships, and more! 
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JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

16 March 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu


Did you know?  Registration for the 2nd Annual Postdoc Retreat on Tuesday, April 7th is open until March 31st. Visit the website for details, or click here to register!




Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)


JHPDA Monthly Meeting


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

When: Wednesday, April 1st, 5:30 pm

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



Upcoming JHPDA Committee Meetings


Check back soon for upcoming committee meetings, which are open to all postdocs.

Future JHPDA Events

Stay tuned for future JHPDA events!


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: Cynthia Zhang and Anna Blice-Baum

International: Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson

Policy and Advocacy: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Yuejin Li

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.



First annual Hopkins Sleep & Circadian Research Day


Organized by the Basic & Clinical Researchers studying Sleep & Circadian Rhythms at Johns Hopkins and local institutions. Awards will be given for the top clinical and basic talks and posters!


When: Monday June 22nd,  9:00 - 3:30 pm

Where: Chevy Chase Auditorium, Sheikh Zayed Building, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, Stanford University

Applications due: March 31st, 2015

For registration, abstract submission, and more information, please click here




Great, inexpensive photography

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



International Postdocs: Tax Help

The JHU Tax Office provides Nonresident Aliens tax preparation assistance through a software program called Glacier.  For more information about the program, and taxes in general, visit the JHU Tax Office website or the Tax Office’s FAQs.



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.


OTHER RESOURCES

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
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IN BRIEF: Lunch Seminars on Marketing Yourself for Career Paths



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Over the next four weeks, the Professional Development Office (PDO) is offering numerous session which will provide skills for leveraging your marketability when looking for a job. You may attend any or all seminars, there is no restriction!


When: 12:00 - 1:00 pm (unless otherwise noted)

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

Register here for any or all sessions

  • March 16, Identifying transferable skills - Learn about transferable skills that are valued by employers and how to integrate them in your resume/CV.

  • March 23, Government jobs - Learn about differences in the resume and where to look for jobs, how to craft your USAJobs resume, and jobs that are a bridge to becoming a Federal employee.

  • March 26, Looking into diverse careers - Learn about career outside Faculty positions, which still leverage all you learned during your training and beyond.

  • April 1, The Power of LinkedIn - Learn how to navigate LinkedIn and and utilize it to its full potential.

  • April 8, Introvert? Extrovert? Using Your Strengths - (Note time change, 11:30 am - 12:30pm) Learn about introvert and extrovert working styles, develop tools to deal with intimidating circumstances, and build on strengths to project outward confidence.

UPCOMING JHPDA EVENTS

JHPDA NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge

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Join your fellow postdocs in an NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge! Choose your favorite NCAA teams tournament teams (Fibonacci scoring) - first and second place winners will be awarded gift cards! Free to join (but must be a verified postdoc to win).


Join the group bracket here

Deadline for completing bracket: Thursday, 3/19 at noon

Questions? Contact Justin

JHPDA Shuttle Social, Tuesday, Mar. 24th

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The JHPDA Socials Committee invites you to the March Shuttle Social! Look for the yellow JHPDA balloon to find your fellow postdocs on-site.


When: Tuesday, 3/24, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Ryleigh’s Oyster in Mount Vernon, 1225 Cathedral St.

Shuttle transportation: Penn station stop off the JHMI-Homewood shuttle,

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu


2nd Annual Postdoc Retreat, Tuesday, April 7th

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Join your fellow postdocs at the 2nd Annual Postdoc Retreat on Tuesday, April 7th! Take a day to explore PhD career paths, both academic and diverse. The event will feature plenary speakers, breakout sessions, workshops, and postdoc scientific presentations. Registration is open through March 31st.


More details and registration are available
on the retreat website!


When: Tuesday, 4/07, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Where: Turner Concourse and surrounding rooms, JH East Baltimore Campus
Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

JHPDA Research Presentation Club: Spring dates!

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: Apr. 15th, May. 13th, Jun. 10th

Sign-up here

Questions? Contact Jineta or Xiang


Additional Professional Development Events

Professional Development Office

Scientific Presentations

When: Wednesday, March 18th, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB

Register here

Anxious about presenting your research? Learn how to do your best and beat the stress! Topics covered include: types of presentation planning, organizing and delivering a winning talk, how to capture and keep the attention of the audience, effective use of visual aids, turning the Question period to your advantage, dealing with nervousness.

Other

Welch Library Courses

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


Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy Events and Opportunities

  • “All about assessment”, Wednesday, 3/18, 5:30 - 7:00 pm: Covers the incorporation of various dimensions of assessment, presented by Dr. Matthew Roller; includes light supper and drinks; RSVP to pff.teachingacademy@jhu.edu

  • Online teaching course in an Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate Teaching (details here; starts 3/30; RSVP to pff.teachingacademy@jhu.edu)

  • Call for instructors for “HEART,” Hopkins Engineering Applications & Research Tutorials - paid teaching opportunity in the fall 2015; for an application form or questions, contact pff.teachingacademy@jhu.edu


The Hopkins Graduate Student Consulting Club

The Hopkins Graduate Student Consulting Club organizes regular workshops and bootcamps. Find the 2015 Spring Series here and visit their website here.


Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Biotechnology (SMDP Biotech) Successful applicants will receive fellowships in the 15-year-old program SMDP Biotech, covering virtually all expenses for this one-year program. Mentoring and professional development program begins with 5-day training session; participants also attend a major biotechnology conference (fellowship applications due 4/30; details here).


Upcoming Seminars

IEE March Grand Rounds

Title: The Future of Biomedical Research Training

Who: Jon R. Lorsch, PhD, Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health

When: Tuesday, March 17th, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Where: Ground floor auditorium of the Wood Basic Science Building

Dr. Jon R. Lorsch will speak at education Grand Rounds on “The Future of Biomedical Research Training”, which will include ample time for discussion. Details here.


Science, Creativity, & Human Destiny

Who: Dr. Donald S. Coffey, Professor, Johns Hopkins SOM

When: Tuesday, March 17th, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Where: Turner Auditorium

A review of old and new paradigms: Who are we? Where are we? Where are we going? Details here.


Successful Pharmaceutical Study Start-Up: Key Steps for Investigators

When: Tuesday, April 7th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Where: Tilghman Auditorium


Other Opportunities


  • New York Stem Cell Foundation, accepting applications for annual Innovator Awards for early career investigators in the areas of translational stem cell research and neuroscience (due 3/18; link)

  • L’Oréal For Women in Science fellowship program: five $60,000 grants for women in STEM fields (due 3/20; details)

  • ASCB-KGI intensive course in Managing Science in the Biotech Industry (must be an ASCB member to apply; deadline 3/31; details and application here)

  • McKnight Foundation Memory and Cognitive Disorders Awards for basic research (due 4/01; details)

  • 2015 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry program (due 4/05; details)

  • Alzheimer’s disease Pilot Project Funding available, $30,000 direct costs (due 4/24; details)

  • Request for guest editors for Biochemistry Insights Journal (contact Mariana Figuera Losada)

  • Association of Women in Science: recruiting new leaders on their Executive Board (details; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)

  • Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Goucher College, Department of Chemistry (application)

  • Lasker Foundation 2015 “Research Challenge” Essay Contest; prizes of $10k, $5k, and $2k (deadline 5/04; details)


SCIENCE & COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS

  • Volunteers needed for the middle school & high school statewide Maryland Science Olympiad (JHU on 4/11; see the flyer and website for more details)

  • AAAS STEM Volunteer Program (link; contact bcalinge@aaas.org)

  • Baltimore Green Works (volunteer)


FELLOWSHIP & 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.


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Sarcoma Translational Biology (details; or email David Loeb, loebda@jhmi.edu)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Cellular and Molecular Shock Research at the Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases, UMD Baltimore (details)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Biochemistry/Enzymology at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development (JHU affiliate; link; if interested, contact james.barrow@libd.org)

  • Abbot laboratories: openings for Biomed/Molecular Biology, Virology Senior Scientist research positions: position1, position2, Principal scientist

  • Predicine: biotech start-up company looking for potential employees in the Bay Area, San Francisco (details here)

  • Technology Analyst (full-time) at JH Office of Technology Transfer; seeks PhD or Postdoc to help analyze & commercialize university-based technology (link)

  • Career opportunities, recruiting and programs at Mckinsey: Insight Healthcare and