Announcements

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. 
 


2015-02-23: Postdoc retreat abstract deadline approaching, Lunar New Year celebration, Fauci Lecture, and more!

posted Feb 23, 2015, 7:06 AM by JohnsHopkins PostdoctoralAssociation

HIGHLIGHTS: Submit your abstract soon for the second annual postdoc retreat, "Oh the places you'll go...", Lunar New Year Celebration Thursday, Feb 26, Fauci Lecture sponsored by postdoctoral affairs.

To see the original newsletter, click here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LWuv75lHdwW0aPDEgCT_94m9OFe6Xe9JA5zfJdaEFzA/pub

JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

23 February 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu


Did you know?  Postdoctoral fellows engaged in federally funded research have a dual role as both trainees and employees according to a clarification given by the NIH.




Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)


JHPDA Monthly Meeting

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

When: Wednesday, 3/04, 5:30 pm

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

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Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting

Learn about issues affecting the JHMI postdoc community and what you can do to help!

When: Tuesday, 2/24 4:00 pm

Where: Wenz Cafe, 1600 McElderry St

Contact: jhpda.policy@gmail.com


Student Health Committee Meeting

When: Tuesday, 3/03 1:00 pm

Where: UHS Building, 933 N. Wolfe St

Contact: jhpda.policy@gmail.com


Future JHPDA Events

    JHPDA Postdoc Ice Skating outing

rescheduled - stay tuned for the new date!


JHPDA Executive Council

2014-2015 Officers

Co-president: Corinne Pettigrew

Co-president: Casey Rebholz

Treasurer: Jeff Norris

Secretary:  Pankhuri Vyas


Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Cynthia Zhang

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.


Indo-US Translational Neuroscience Symposium

February 25th and 26th in Tilghman Auditorium (Turner Concourse). The conference features an array of leading neuroscience investigators from JHU SOM, Homewood, KKI, the Lieber Institute, and NIH, as well as National Institute for Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in Bangalore. Click here for more information


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, 6/22 9:00 - 3:30pm

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

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, Stanford University

Applications due: March 31, 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.


Free Booklet: Exploring Careers
Beyond the Bench

If you are considering making the move from the lab, you are not alone. This transition is taking place at all career levels, spurred by different motivations. Whatever the reason, many have successfully taken this road, and so can you. Learn More - Download your free copy of the newest PDF booklet in our Career Trends series, Exploring Careers Beyond the Bench.


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

Postdoc Blog.

Tell Your Stories: Submit a post


Inexpensive Poster Printing

PhDPoster.com has a location in Baltimore and will deliver posters right to Johns Hopkins Medicine! For more information, click here.


Postdoc Business Cards

[Includes instructions for postdocs in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, and postdocs at Homewood.]


Family Resources

Baltimore Resources

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













































IN BRIEF: Postdoc Retreat: Oh the places you’ll go: Abstracts due in 2 weeks!

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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

Abstract deadline: March 7th, 2015

Registration deadline: March 31st, 2015 - 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


  • Opportunities for YOU to present your research to fellow postdocs and judges - with a chance to win travel awards!


UPCOMING JHPDA EVENTS

Celebrate Lunar New Year, Thu., Feb. 26th

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JHPDA and the JH International society cordially invite you to join us for a banquet in celebration of the lunar new year 2015. All postdocs plus family and friends are welcome!


When: Thursday, 2/26, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Daily Grind, 3rd floor Miller Research Building.

To read more about the Lunar New Year 2015, please click here.


Questions? contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Postdoctoral Affairs Lecture Series: Anthony S. Fauci, March 11


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As director of NIAID, NIH, Dr. Fauci is well known for his work in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV-AIDS. He currently leads the world in preparing for, diagnosing, and treating the deadly Ebola virus.


  1. Lecture highlighting his career at the NIH for postdoc fellows and young scientists

When: Wednesday, 3/11, 11:00 am

Where: Wood Basic Science Building Auditorium


  1. Lecture describing the Ebola epidemic as the “Perfect Storm”

When: Wednesday, 3/11, 3:00 pm

Where: Hurd Hall, Johns Hopkins Hospital  


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: Mar. 11th, Apr. 15th, May. 13th, Jun. 10th, 2015

Sign-up here

Questions? Contact Jineta or Xiang



Additional Professional Development Events

Professional Development Office

Developing a Powerful CV and Cover Letter

When: Monday, 2/23, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Where: 1830 Building, Room 2-108

If you are considering an academic career path, come and learn how to develop a powerful CV and its accompanying cover letters. This is an interactive workshop and you are encouraged to share your CV and/or a specific Faculty opening that will be used as an example. Click here to register

Developing a Tailored Resume and Deciphering the Job Announcement

When: Wednesday, 2/25, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Where: 1830 Building, Room 2-108

If you are considering a non-academic career path, and more specifically a position in industry or non-profit organization, come and learn how to decipher the job announcement and to use the essential words to tailor your resume to the position. Click here to register

Applying for Federal Jobs

When: Thursday, 2/26, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Where: 1830 Building, Room 2-108

If you feel overwhelmed when reading a Federal position announcement and you wish you could have a translator to help you decipher it, come and learn how to do this. Click here to register


GrantCraft

When: Tuesday, 3/03, 9:00am -4:00 pm

Where: 1830 Building, Room 2-108

Among the topics covered:  the federal grant process and “grant culture”, mechanisms of particular interest to new investigators, choosing a “fundable” research problem, writing a competitive application, developing a budget and budget justification, the NIH system of peer review, and non-federal funding sources.

Click here to register

Other

Welch Library Courses

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

  • “Best practices for research data management and sharing,” 2/26, 11:00 am; register here

  • “Data sources for health and medical research,” 3/10, 11:00 am; register here


Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy Events and Opportunities

  • “All about assessment”, 3/13, by Dr. Matthew Roller - covers the incorporation of various dimensions of assessment; includes a light supper and drinks; to RSVP, email 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.


Other Opportunities


  • Graduate Career Exploration Series: MD after PhD (2/24, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, 1830 Building room 2-108)

  • Register for the National Postdoctoral Association Annual Meeting in Baltimore! Now open; final deadline 2/27, link)

  • Conducting Ethical Research: Challenges and Tools (3/02, 10:30 am, Tilghman Auditorium, RSVP)

  • The Dan David Prize scholarship ($15K; closes 3/10, application; details about selected fields of interest)

  • New York Stem Cell Foundation is accepting applications for its 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)

  • Invitation To Leaders of Tomorrow summit (3/31; link)

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

  • Research Study, paid participation: Physical & Mental Fatigue Study (link)

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

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

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


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.


  • Senior Scientist opportunity at NIEHS/NIH (details)

  • 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)

  • Lead Clinical Research Associate (In-House), Hinckley, OH (link)

  • Protein Engineer/Molecular Biology Scientist (link)

  • Biogen Idec Postdoctoral Program (link)

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

  • AACP part-time research assistant (Start date 3/02, contact Kirsten Block)

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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!

  • ...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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2015-02-16 Intramural sports, Italian movie night, Shuttle social, Ice skating, Lunar new year celebration and many more!

posted Feb 16, 2015, 6:16 PM by JohnsHopkins PostdoctoralAssociation

HIGHLIGHTS: Play Intramural sports with the JHPDA, Italian movie night, Shuttle social, Ice skating, Lunar new year celebration and many more!

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

JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

16 February 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu


Did you know?  There is a new NIH Biographical Sketch (Biosketch) format that will be required for all NIH submissions due May 25, 2015 or later. Listed here are 2 very helpful links that will help you revise your NIH biosketch: link1, link2.




Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)


JHPDA Monthly Meeting


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

When: Wednesday, 3/4, 5:30 pm

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

Future JHPDA Events

     2nd Annual Postdoc Retreat

Registration & abstract submission

NOW OPEN!

When: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Where: Turner Concourse meeting space, JHMI East Baltimore Campus

More details: Visit our retreat website!

Registration & abstract submission is now open! Some sessions are limited capacity so register here today! Open to ALL Hopkins postdocs!


JHPDA Executive Council

2014-2015 Officers

Co-president: Corinne Pettigrew

Co-president: Casey Rebholz

Treasurer: Jeff Norris

Secretary:  Pankhuri Vyas


Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Cynthia Zhang

International: Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson

Policy and Advocacy: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Yuejin Li

Socials: Justin La Favor

**NEW** 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.


Indo-US Translational Neuroscience Symposium

February 25th and 26th in Tilghman Auditorium (Turner Concourse). The conference features an array of leading neuroscience investigators from JHU SOM, Homewood, KKI, the Lieber Institute, and NIH, as well as National Institute for Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in Bangalore. Click here for more information



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, 2015,  9AM-3:30pm.

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

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, Stanford University

Applications due: March 31, 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

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]




































































































IN BRIEF: The JHU Data Management Services



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The JHU Data Management Services (JHUDMS) helps JHU researchers (including postdocs!) in managing, sharing and archiving their research data. The specific support services provided by JHUDMS are:


  • Consultative support and training in research data management practices.  

  • Assistance in organizing and preparing the essential information needed for data management or data sharing plans as part of a grant proposal or research project plan.

  • Evaluation of sharing and archiving options for research data, provision of a data sharing and archiving solution for JHU researchers through the JHU Data Archive.

More information about the services can be found here. Sign up for an upcoming  training session here.



UPCOMING JHPDA EVENTS

Play Intramural sports with JHPDA this spring semester!



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Come play soccer (Wednesday nights) or volleyball (Thursday nights) at the Cooley Center with your fellow postdocs!


Games are 1 hour in duration, starting at 6:30, 7:30 or 8:30 pm. The season will be approx. 8 weeks long. Volleyball season begins March 5th, Soccer season begins March 11th. 2 female players are required on court at all times.


Cost: $200 team fee to be split amongst all team          members. All players must be Cooley Center members or purchase a short term membership for $50.

Where: Denton A.Cooley Center, 1620 McElderry Street

Sign up here by Friday, Feb 20th

Questions? contact postdoc@jhmi.edu


JHPDA Italian Movie Night “La grande bellezza”, Wed., Feb. 18th

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The JHPDA Internationals Committee invites you to join fellow postdocs for a viewing of the award winning Italian movie “La grande Belezza” (The Great Beauty). It will be shown with English subtitles. Popcorn, ice cream, and drinks provided!


When: Wednesday, 2/18, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

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

Click the link under the poster for more information!


Questions? contact postdoc@jhmi.edu


Shuttle Social and Trivia at Atwater’s, Thu., Feb. 19th

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The JHPDA Socials Committee invites you to join fellow postdocs for a shuttle social and trivia at Atwater’s, right on the JHMI campus.


When: Thursday, 2/19, 5:45 - 8:00 pm (Trivia starts at 6 so be on time to join a team!)

Where: Atwater’s, 855 N. Wolfe Street (JHMI campus)

Look for the yellow JHPDA balloon to find fellow postdocs!


Questions? contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Patterson Park Ice Skating, Sat., Feb. 21st

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The JHPDA Socials Committee invites you to join fellow postdocs for ice skating at the Patterson Park ice skating rink, followed by drinks and/or dinner at Smaltimore! Meet at the ice rink for skating, then proceed to Smaltimore afterwards.


When: Saturday, 2/21, 3:00 - 5:00 pm.

Where: Patterson Park ice skating rink, 200 South Linwood Avenue.

Cost: General Admission is $4, skate rental is $2.


Questions? Contact Mari

Look for the yellow JHPDA balloon to find fellow postdocs at the rink!


Celebrate Lunar New Year, Thu., Feb. 26th

    

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JHPDA and the JH International society cordially invite you to join us for a banquet in celebration of the lunar new year 2015. All postdocs plus family and friends are welcome!


When: Thursday, 2/26, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Daily Grind, 3rd floor Miller Research Building.

To read more about the Lunar New Year 2015, please click here.


Questions? contact postdoc@jhmi.edu


Office of Postdoctoral Affairs lecture series: Anthony S. Fauci
Wed., Mar. 11th


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As Director of NIAID, NIH, Dr. Fauci is well known for his work in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV/AIDS. He currently leads the world in preparing for, diagnosing, and treating the deadly infection, Ebola.

  • Lecture highlighting his career at the NIH for postdoc fellows and young scientists.

  When: 11:00 am

  Where: Wood Basic Science Auditorium


  • Lecture describing the Ebola epidemic as the “Perfect Storm”.

  When: 3:00 pm

  Where: Hurd Hall

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: Mar. 11th, Apr. 15th, May. 13th, Jun. 10th, 2015

Sign-up here

Questions? Contact Jineta or Xiang



Additional Professional Development Events

Professional Development Office

Developing a Powerful CV and Cover Letter

When: Monday, February 23rd, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Where: 1830 Building, Room 2-108

If you are considering an academic career path, come and learn how to develop a powerful CV and its accompanying cover letters. This is an interactive workshop and you are encouraged to share your CV and/or a specific Faculty opening that will be used as an example. Click here to register

Developing a Tailored Resume and Deciphering the Job Announcement

When: Wednesday, February 25th, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Where: 1830 Building, Room 2-108

If you are considering a non-academic career path, and more specifically a position in industry or non-profit organization, come and learn how to decipher the job announcement and to use the essential words to tailor your resume to the position. Click here to register

Applying for Federal Jobs

When: Thursday, February 26th, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Where: 1830 Building, Room 2-108

If you feel overwhelmed when reading a Federal position announcement and you wish you could have a translator to help you decipher it, come and learn how to do this. Click here to register


GrantCraft

When: Tuesday, March 3rd, 9:00am -4:00 pm

Where: 1830 Building, Room 2-108

Among the topics covered:  the federal grant process and “grant culture”, mechanisms of particular interest to new investigators, choosing a “fundable” research problem, writing a competitive application, developing a budget and budget justification, the NIH system of peer review, and non-federal funding sources.

Click here to register

Other

Welch Library Courses

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

  • “Best practices for research data management and sharing,” 2/26, 11:00 am; register here

  • “Data sources for health and medical research,” 3/10, 11:00 am; register here


Upcoming Seminars

  • “Working at Abbvie: A Pharma Company with One Mission but Many Careers” - talk will focus on the role of MDs and PhDs in drug research and development: 2/17, 12:00 pm (lunch to follow); details and RSVP


Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy Events and Opportunities


  • “Essential Considerations for Online Teaching and Learning” by Dr. Pam Jeffries, Feb 18th. Includes a light supper and drinks; to RSVP, email    pff.teachingacademy@jhu.edu.

  • “All about assessment”, March 13th, by Dr. Matthew Roller - covers the incorporation of various dimensions of assessment; includes a light supper and drinks; to RSVP, email 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.


Other Opportunities


  • Register for the National Postdoctoral Association Annual Meeting in Baltimore! Now open; early registration due 2/13, final deadline 2/27, link)

  • The Dan David Prize scholarship ($15K; closes 3/10, application; details about selected fields of interest)

  • New York Stem Cell Foundation is accepting applications for its 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)

  • Invitation To Leaders of Tomorrow summit. 3/31 (link)

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

  • Research Study, paid participation: Physical & Mental Fatigue Study (link)

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

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

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


SCIENCE & COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS

  • Volunteers needed for the middle school & high school statewide Maryland Science Olympiad (UMD College Park on 2/21, 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.


  • Senior Scientist opportunity at NIEHS/NIH (details)

  • 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, University of Maryland, Baltimore (details)

  • Assistant Director of Life Science Professional Development at UNC Chapel Hill (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 4/12/15)  

  • 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)

  • Lead Clinical Research Associate (In-House), Hinckley, OH (link)

  • Protein Engineer/Molecular Biology Scientist (link)

  • Biogen Idec Postdoctoral Program (link)

  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Scientific Grants Manager (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

  • Wicked the musical is coming to Baltimore in April, tickets here!

  • “Love Songs of the Presidents”, Creative Alliance, Feb 16th (link)

  • ...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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2015-02-09:2nd Annual postdoc retreat; registration and abstract submission OPEN! Italian movie night, shuttle social, ice skating, and more!

posted Feb 9, 2015, 6:15 AM by JohnsHopkins PostdoctoralAssociation   [ updated Feb 13, 2015, 9:18 AM ]

Highlights: retreat registration and abstract submission now open, italian movie night, shuttle social, ice skating, and much more!


JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

09 February 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu


Did you know?  The Partnering Toward Discovery event will be held TODAY Monday, February 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM in the Turner Concourse/MRB Ground Floor Pre-Function Area (link).




Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)


JHPDA Monthly Meeting


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

When: Wednesday, 3/4, 5:30 pm

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


Upcoming JHPDA Committee Meetings


Communications Committee

Come learn about the initiatives of the Communications Committee. Open to all!

When: Tuesday, 2/10, 11:00am

Where: MRB/BRB Daily Grind Cafe

Contact: Cynthia Zhang


Future JHPDA Events

     2nd Annual Postdoc Retreat

Registration & abstract submission

NOW OPEN!

When: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Where: Turner Concourse meeting space, JHMI East Baltimore Campus

More details: Visit our retreat website!

Registration & abstract submission is now open! Some sessions are limited capacity so register here today! Open to ALL Hopkins postdocs!


JHPDA Executive Council

2014-2015 Officers

Co-president: Corinne Pettigrew

Co-president: Casey Rebholz

Treasurer: Jeff Norris

Secretary:  Pankhuri Vyas


Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Cynthia Zhang

International: Beth Zucconi and Anders Josefsson and

Policy and Advocacy: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Yuejin Li

Socials: Justin La Favor

**NEW** 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:

  • **NEW** 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.


Indo-US Translational Neuroscience Symposium

February 25th and 26th in Tilghman Auditorium (Turner Concourse). The conference features an array of leading neuroscience investigators from JHU SOM, Homewood, KKI, the Lieber Institute, and NIH, as well as National Institute for Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in Bangalore. Click here for more information



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

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]










































































IN BRIEF: The 2nd Annual Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Retreat: “Oh the places you’ll go!” - April 7th


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The Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association (JHPDA) and the Homewood Postdoctoral Association (HW-PDA) formally invite all postdocs to attend our Second Annual Postdoctoral Retreat for Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Fellows.


postdocretreat.jhu.edu


This year's retreat will focus on the exploration of career paths for PhDs - both academic and diverse. During a full-day of professional development, we will feature:

  • Dan Beaudry and Gerald Klickstein as plenary speakers

  • Four informative breakout sessions

  • Opportunities for postdocs to present their work and win travel awards!

When: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Where: Turner Concourse meeting space, JHMI East Baltimore Campus

More details: Visit our retreat website!


Registration & abstract submission are now open! Some sessions are limited capacity so register here today! Open to ALL Hopkins postdocs!

Submit your abstract by March 7th for the opportunity to present your work (oral and poster) and travel awards!


UPCOMING JHPDA EVENTS


JHPDA Italian Movie Night “La grande bellezza”, Wed., Feb. 18th

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The JHPDA Internationals Committee invites you to join fellow postdocs for a viewing of the award winning Italian movie “La grande Belezza” (The Great Beauty). It will be shown with English subtitles. Popcorn, ice cream, and drinks provided!


When: Wednesday, 2/18, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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

Click the link under the poster for more information!

Shuttle Social and Trivia at Atwater’s, Thu., Feb. 19th

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The JHPDA Socials Committee invites you to join fellow postdocs for a shuttle social and trivia at Atwater’s, right on the JHMI campus.


When: Thursday, 2/19, 5:45 - 8:00 pm (Trivia starts at 6 so be on time to join a team!)

Where: Atwater’s, 855 N. Wolfe Street (JHMI campus)

Look for the yellow JHPDA balloon to find fellow postdocs!

Patterson Park Ice Skating, Sat., Feb. 21st

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The JHPDA Socials Committee invites you to join fellow postdocs for ice skating at the Patterson Park ice skating rink, followed by drinks and/or dinner at Smaltimore! Meet at the ice rink for skating, then proceed to Smaltimore afterwards.


When: Saturday, 2/21, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Where: Patterson Park ice skating rink, 200 South Linwood Avenue

Cost: General Admission is $4, skate rental is $2

Questions? Contact Mari

Look for the yellow JHPDA balloon to find fellow postdocs at the rink!


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: Mar. 11th, Apr. 15th, May. 13th, Jun. 10th, 2015

Sign-up here

Questions? Contact Jineta or Xiang



Additional Professional Development Events

Professional Development Office

Secrets to Finding a Great Job in Global Health

When: Monday, February 9th, 12:15 - 1:15 pm

Where: W403, School of Public Health building

Click here to register

Developing a Powerful CV and Cover Letter

When: Monday, February 23rd, 12:00 -2:00 pm

Where: 1830 Building, Room 2-108

If you are considering an academic career path, come and learn how to develop a powerful CV and its accompanying cover letters. This is an interactive workshop and you are encouraged to share your CV and/or a specific Faculty opening that will be used as an example. Click here to register

Developing a Tailored Resume and Deciphering the Job Announcement

When: Wednesday, February 25th, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Where: 1830 Building, Room 2-108

If you are considering a non-academic career path, and more specifically a position in industry or non-profit organization, come and learn how to decipher the job announcement and to use the essential words to tailor your resume to the position. Click here to register

Applying for Federal Jobs

When: Thursday, February 26th, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Where: 1830 Building, Room 2-108

If you feel overwhelmed when reading a Federal position announcement and you wish you could have a translator to help you decipher it, come and learn how to do this. Click here to register

Other

Welch Library Courses

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

  • “Best practices for research data management and sharing,” 2/26, 11:00 am; register here

  • “Data sources for health and medical research,” w3/10, 11:00 am; register here


Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy Events and Opportunities

  • “All about assessment” by Dr. Matthew Roller - covers the incorporation of various dimensions of assessment; includes a light supper and drinks; to RSVP, email 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.


Upcoming Seminars

  • “Working at Abbvie: A Pharma Company with One Mission but Many Careers” - talk will focus on the role of MDs and PhDs in drug research and development: 2/17, 12:00 pm (lunch to follow); details and RSVP



Other Opportunities


  • EThOS at the British Library #ShareMyThesis Twitter competition (link; closes 2/09)

  • Leaders of Tomorrow Summit: Mid-Atlantic cross-functional and inter-generational biotech leadership Summit (details; application due 2/14)

  • Register for the National Postdoctoral Association Annual Meeting in Baltimore! Now open; early registration due 2/13, final deadline 2/27, link)

  • The Dan David Prize scholarship ($15K; closes 3/10, application; details about selected fields of interest)

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

  • Invitation To Leaders of Tomorrow summit. 3/31 (link)

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

  • Research Study, paid participation: Physical & Mental Fatigue Study (link)

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

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

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


SCIENCE & COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS

  • Volunteers needed for the middle school & high school statewide Maryland Science Olympiad (UMD College Park on 2/21, 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.


  • Senior Scientist opportunity at NIEHS/NIH (details)

  • 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, University of Maryland, Baltimore (details)

  • Assistant Director of Life Science Professional Development at UNC Chapel Hill (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 (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 4/12/15)  

  • 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)

  • Lead Clinical Research Associate (In-House), Hinckley, OH (link)

  • Protein Engineer/Molecular Biology Scientist (link)

  • Biogen Idec Postdoctoral Program (link)

  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Scientific Grants Manager (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

  • Wicked the musical is coming to Baltimore in April, tickets here!

  • “Love Songs of the Presidents”, Creative Alliance, Feb 16th (link)

  • ...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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2015-02-02: Brief survey, ice skating event, postdoc retreat information, professional development events, and more!

posted Feb 2, 2015, 4:25 AM by JohnsHopkins PostdoctoralAssociation

HIGHLIGHTS: Brief survey, ice skating event, postdoc retreat information, professional development events, and more!
To see the original newsletter, click here


JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

02 February 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu


Did you know? Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association (JHPDA) and the Homewood Postdoctoral Association (HW-PDA) 2nd Annual Postdoctoral Retreat registration and abstract submission is NOW OPEN! To register click 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, 2/4, 5:30 pm

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



Upcoming JHPDA Committee Meetings


Socials committee

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

When: Thursday, 2/5, 9:30am

Where: Atwater’s Cafe

Contact: Justin La Favor


Communications Committee

Come learn about the initiatives of the Communications Committee. Open to all!

When: Tuesday, 2/10, 11:00am

Where: MRB/BRB Daily Grind Cafe

Contact: Cynthia Zhang


Future JHPDA Events

     2nd Annual Postdoc Retreat

Registration & abstract submission

NOW OPEN!

When: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Where: Turner Concourse meeting space, JHMI East Baltimore Campus

More details: Visit our retreat website!

Registration & abstract submission is now open! Some sessions are limited capacity so register here today! Open to ALL Hopkins postdocs!


JHPDA Executive Council

2014-2015 Officers

Co-president: Corinne Pettigrew

Co-president: Casey Rebholz

Treasurer: Jeff Norris

Secretary:  Pankhuri Vyas


Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Cynthia Zhang

International: Thibault Mauxion and Beth Zucconi

Policy and Advocacy: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Yuejin Li

Socials: Justin La Favor

**NEW** 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:

  • **NEW** 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.



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.


Insect Muscle 2015: Biomedical and Biophysical Perspectives

Insect muscle symposium is scheduled for the day before the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in February. The program features short talks from Hopkins faculty involved in insect research as well as visiting speakers.

When: Friday, 2/06, 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Tilghman Auditorium; pizza and drinks provided

More details here

To attend, contact Anna Blice Baum

RSVP by 2/02 at 5:00 pm


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

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]


IN BRIEF: Brief survey - responses needed!

Diversity.jpeg

image credit:
diversity.uno.edu

The newly formed Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee of the JHPDA will focus on topics of interest and concern to individuals from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in science. As a means to increase diversity in science, the Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee will focus on:

  • racial/ethnic minorities,

  • women,

  • individuals with disabilities,

  • individuals from underprivileged backgrounds,

  • LGBTQIA individuals.

The committee needs your input to identify priority areas. Everyone’s participation is welcomed! Please find a detailed description of DPAC here and complete this brief survey. If interested in joining this new committee, contact Stan Andrisse or Dionna Williams.


UPCOMING JHPDA EVENTS

Patterson Park Ice Skating, Sat., Feb. 21st

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The JHPDA Socials Committee invites you to join fellow postdocs for ice skating at the Patterson Park ice skating rink, followed by drinks and/or dinner at Smaltimore! Meet at the ice rink for skating, then proceed to Smaltimore afterwards.


When: Saturday, 2/21, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Where: Patterson Park ice skating rink, 200 South Linwood Avenue

Cost: General Admission is $4, skate rental is $2

Questions? Contact Mari

Look for the yellow JHPDA balloon to find fellow postdocs at the rink!


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: Mar. 11th, Apr. 15th, May. 13th, Jun. 10th, 2015

Sign-up here

Questions? Contact Jineta or Xiang



Additional Professional Development Events


Welch Library Courses

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

  • “Best practices for research data management and sharing” - 2/26, 11:00 am; register here

  • “Data sources for health and medical research” - 3/10, 11:00 am; register here


Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy Events and Opportunities

  • “All about assessment” by Dr. Matthew Roller - covers the incorporation of various dimensions of assessment; includes a light supper and drinks; to RSVP, emai 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


Upcoming Seminars

  • “Big data, big opportunities” by Tom Glass, PhD: 2/5, 4:30 - 6:00 pm; details here, RSVP to cchrbead@jhmi.edu

  • “Secrets to finding a great job in Global Health” with JHU alumna Laura Wigglesworth - 2/9, 12:15, W403, School of Public Health building

  • “Working at Abbvie: A Pharma Company with One Mission but Many Careers” - talk will focus on the role of MDs and PhDs in drug research and development: 2/17, 12:00 pm (lunch to follow); details and RSVP



Other Opportunities


  • EThOS at the British Library #ShareMyThesis Twitter competition (link; closes 2/9)

  • Leaders of Tomorrow Summit: Mid-Atlantic cross-functional and inter-generational biotech leadership Summit (details; application due 2/14)

  • Register for the National Postdoctoral Association Annual Meeting in Baltimore! Now open; early registration due 2/13, final deadline 2/27, link)

  • The Dan David Prize scholarship ($15K; closes 3/10, application; details about selected fields of interest)

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

  • Invitation To Leaders of Tomorrow summit. 3/31 (link)

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

  • Research Study, paid participation: Physical & Mental Fatigue Study (link)

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

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

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


SCIENCE & COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS

  • Volunteers needed for the middle school & high school statewide Maryland Science Olympiad (UMD College Park on 2/21, 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 Fellow in Cellular and Molecular Shock Research at the Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases, University of Maryland, Baltimore (details)

  • Assistant Director of Life Science Professional Development at UNC Chapel Hill (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 (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 4/12/15)  

  • 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)

  • Lead Clinical Research Associate (In-House), Hinckley, OH (link)

  • Protein Engineer/Molecular Biology Scientist (link)

  • Biogen Idec Postdoctoral Program (link)

  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Scientific Grants Manager (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

  • Wicked the musical is coming to Baltimore in April, tickets here!

  • “Love Songs of the Presidents”, Creative Alliance, Feb 16th (link)

  • ...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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2015-01-26: The Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance, Shuttle Social, Dr. Victor Ambros Q&A and lecture, Movie Screening, Ski with the JHPDA, and more!

posted Jan 26, 2015, 7:56 AM by JohnsHopkins PostdoctoralAssociation

HIGHLIGHTS: The Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance; Shuttle Social, Tue., Jan 27th; Dr. Victor Ambros Q&A and lecture, Thurs., Jan. 29th; Movie Screening, Thurs., Jan. 29th; Ski with the JHPDA, Sat., Jan. 31st; and more!

To see the original newsletter, click here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gjngJBowT-pcN067GNfM6oqppGw5Cwfk34lj0DFp2xE/pub

JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

26 January 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu



Did you know? Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association (JHPDA) and the Homewood Postdoctoral Association (HW-PDA) 2nd Annual Postdoctoral Retreat registration and abstract submission is NOW OPEN! To register click 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, February 4th, 5:30 pm

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

Future JHPDA Events


     2nd Annual Postdoc Retreat

Registration & abstract submission

NOW OPEN!

When: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Where: Turner Concourse meeting space, JHMI East Baltimore Campus

More details: Visit our retreat website!

Registration & abstract submission is now open! Some sessions are limited capacity so register here today! Open to ALL Hopkins postdocs!


JHPDA Executive Council


2014-2015 Officers

Co-president: Corinne Pettigrew

Co-president: Casey Rebholz

Treasurer: Jeff Norris

Secretary:  Pankhuri Vyas


Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Cynthia Zhang

International: Thibault Mauxion and Beth Zucconi

Policy and Advocacy: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Yuejin Li

Socials: Justin La Favor

**NEW** 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:

  • **NEW** 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.



Great, inexpensive photography

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


An Introduction to Academic Book Publishing

How to prepare a solid and successful proposal package; understanding your market and readership; the ‘life of a book’ from idea through proposal, review, contract, production, marketing and sales, and more! Presented by Suzanne Ryan, Editor in Chief of Humanities, Executive Editor of Music, Oxford University Press

When: Friday, Jan 30, 2015, 12:00 pm

Where: George Peabody Library

Free event open to the public.


Insect Muscle 2015: Biomedical and Biophysical Perspectives

Insect muscle symposium is scheduled for the day before the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in February. The program features short talks from Hopkins faculty involved in insect research as well as visiting speakers. More...

When: Friday, Feb. 6, 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Tilghman Auditorium

           Pizza and drinks provided

Contact Anna Blice Baum if you would like to attend.

PS: Please RSVP by 5pm, Feb 02.


National Science Foundation Graduate Education Forum

The 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

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.]







































IN BRIEF: The Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee

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image credit: http://diversity.uno.edu/

JHPDA presents the DPAC committee to focus on topics of interest/concern to individuals from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in science. The Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee focuses on:

1) racial/ethnic minorities,

2) women,

3) individuals with disabilities,

4) individuals from underprivileged backgrounds, and

5) LGBTQIA - individuals

as a means to increase diversity in science .The committee needs your input to identify priority areas and everyone’s participation is welcomed. Please see the detailed description of DPAC here and tell us your opinions by completing this brief survey.

If interested in joining this new committee, contact Stan Andrisse or Dionna Williams.


UPCOMING JHPDA EVENTS

Shuttle Social, Tue., Jan 27th

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The Socials committee invites you to another Shuttle Social event!


When: Tuesday, January 27th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Midtown BBQ and Brew, Mount Vernon

Shuttle access: From the JHMI/Peabody/Homewood shuttle, take the Washington Monument stop (15 E centre street)

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu


Dr. Victor Ambros Q&A and lecture, Thurs., Jan. 29th

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The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs invites you to attend a lecture by Victor Ambros, PhD. Dr. Ambros is the discoverer of microRNAs and Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is a recipient of both the Lasker and Breakthrough Awards.


Lecture

When: Thursday, Jan. 29th, 3:00 pm

Where: Tilghman Auditorium

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Informal Q&A

Dr. Ambros will also be holding an informal Q&A session the morning of January 29th. He will answer questions about science careers and his research.

When: Thursday, Jan. 29th, 10:45 - 11:45 am

Where: Darner Conference Room (just off the Turner Concourse)

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Movie Screening: Domestic Sex Trafficking, Thurs., Jan. 29th

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The JHPDA and JHSPH Center for Public Health & Human Rights invite you to a viewing of a documentary about domestic sex trafficking and discussion of local needs and ongoing research after the film. Food will be provided. All postdocs, family, guests, and community members are welcome to attend!


When: Thursday, Jan. 29th, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Where: PCTB Mountcastle Auditorium

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu


Come Ski with the JHPDA, Sat., Jan. 31st - New date!!

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Come join the JHPDA on a ski day trip to Whitetail Mountain. Sign-up in advance to secure your spot!


When: Saturday, Jan. 31st, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm (sign-up below by Jan. 27th!)

Where: Whitetail Mountain, Mercersburg, PA.

Transportation: Carpooling can be arranged.

Questions? Contact Justin La Favor


Please sign-up here by Jan. 27th to secure your spot!

$64 - lift only, whole mountain

$81 - rental, helmet, lesson, beginner area

$94 - rental, helmet, lesson, whole mountain lift



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: Feb. 11th, Mar. 11th, Apr. 15th, May. 13th, Jun. 10th, 2015

Sign-up here

Questions? Contact Jineta or Xiang


Additional Professional Development Events


Welch Library Courses

The Welch Medical Library is hosting a set of workshops presented by staff from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), including: an introductory look at core databases, an overview of medical genetics resources, and a hands-on exploration of tools for computational biology.

Where: Tilghman Auditorium

When: January 26th (times below)

  • 10:00 - 11:30 am NCBI Basic Resources: They Contain More Than You Thought They Did

  • 12:00 - 1:15 pm NCBI Health Resources for Clinicians and Clinical Researchers

  • 2:30 - 4:00 pm NCBI Resources for Genomically-minded Computational Biologists and Bioinformaticians

Register: here. The Welch Medical Library offers the classes and lectures for our faculty, staff and students. Find more information here.


Other Opportunities

  • Registration for the National Postdoctoral Association 2015 Annual Meeting is now open (link). Deadlines [early - 02/13, regular - 02/27]

  • Connecting the Dots: Effectively communicating Science to Non-Scientists -  professional development program designed to enhance the ability of scientists to communicate their research to the public (applications due 1/30, link)

  • ICTR’s “Training Clinical Skills to Unlicensed Study Personnel”. Date 02/02, 2015. (10:30 am to 11:30 am). RSVP

  • The Dan David Prize scholarship ($15K; closes 03/10, application link; for details about selected fields of interest, click here)

  • Communicating Science 2015 workshop. Applications opened. (closes 03/01) (link)

  • Invitation To Leaders of Tomorrow summit. 03/31 (link)

  • EThOS at the British Library #ShareMyThesis Twitter competition (link) (closes 02/09)

  • Research Study, paid participation: Physical & Mental Fatigue Study (link)

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

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

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

  • Call for abstracts to the Post Doc Journal (link)

  • Partnering Toward Discovery: informal forum for medical and graduate students. Stay tuned for more information.

  • Paid part-time internships at Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures - Contact Or submit a CV to ca@jhu.edu



SCIENCE & COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS


FELLOWSHIP & JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Recent additions listed below.


  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Biochemistry/Enzymology at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development, an affiliate of the Johns Hopkins University. (link) Interested? Contact james.barrow@libd.org.

  • Abbot laboratories is looking for Biomed/Molecular Biology, Virology Sciences graduates, post docs and alumni for the following research positions: Senior scientist position1, position2, Principal scientist.

  • Predicine, a biotech start-up company is looking for potential employees in the Bay Area (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 4/12/15)  

  • 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)

  • 2 postdoc positions in Dr. Mark Anderson’s lab; research in calcium and redox signaling and mitochondrial metabolism in cardiac physiology & disease (link)

  • Lead Clinical Research Associate (In-House), Hinckley, OH (link)

  • Protein Engineer/Molecular Biology Scientist (link)

  • Biogen Idec Postdoctoral Program (link)

  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Scientific Grants Manager (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

  • Wicked the musical is coming to Baltimore in April, tickets here

  • “Love Songs of the Presidents”, Creative Alliance, Feb 16 (link)

  • ...and many more listed here!


Recurring Events


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




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2015-01-19: Postdoc- Grad Student Breakfast Mixer, Featuring the NEW DPAC and more!

posted Jan 20, 2015, 5:31 AM by JohnsHopkins PostdoctoralAssociation

HIGHLIGHTS: Postdoc- Grad Student Breakfast Mixer, Featuring the NEW DPAC and more! 
To see the original newsletter, click here.

JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

19 January 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu

Did you know? The Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs, Dr. Zeiger, has announced the SOM stipend guidelines based on the new NIH stipend levels for postdoctoral fellows for FY 2015. Read the announcement here.

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, February 4th, 5:30 pm

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

Future JHPDA Events 

      2nd Annual Postdoc Retreat

Registration & abstract submission

NOW OPEN!

When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Where: Turner Concourse meeting space, JHMI East Baltimore Campus

More details: Visit our retreat website!

Registration & abstract submission is now open! Some sessions are limited capacity soregister here today! Open to ALL Hopkins postdocs!

JHPDA Executive Council 

2014-2015 Officers

Co-president: Corinne Pettigrew

Co-president: Casey Rebholz

Treasurer: Jeff Norris

Secretary:  Pankhuri Vyas

Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Cynthia Zhang

International: Thibault Mauxion and Beth Zucconi

Policy and Advocacy: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Yuejin Li

Socials: Justin La Favor

**NEW** 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 thePostdoc Internship Program website for complete program descriptions.

Current position openings:

  • **NEW** 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.


Great, inexpensive photography

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

An Introduction to Academic Book Publishing

How to prepare a solid and successful proposal package; understanding your market and readership; the ‘life of a book’ from idea through proposal, review, contract, production, marketing and sales, and more! Presented by Suzanne Ryan, Editor in Chief of Humanities, Executive Editor of Music, Oxford University Press

When: Friday, Jan 30, 2015, 12:00 pm

Where: George Peabody Library

Free event open to the public.

Insect Muscle 2015: Biomedical and Biophysical Perspectives

Insect muscle symposium is scheduled for the day before the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in February. The program features short talks from Hopkins faculty involved in insect research as well as visiting speakers.  

When: Friday, Feb. 6, 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Tilghman Auditorium

            Pizza and drinks provided

Contact Anna Blice Baum if you would like to attend

National Science Foundation Graduate Education Forum

The 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, clickhere.

OTHER RESOURCES

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.]

IN BRIEF: Postdoc-Grad Student Breakfast Mixer

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Join the JHPDA and GSA for a FREE postdoc-grad student breakfast mixer! Enjoy coffee and breakfast while chatting with your peers. Prizes for the first postdoc and graduate student to complete networking bingo.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 21st, 9:30 - 11:00 am  

Where: Miller Research Building (MRB), ground floor pre-function area (map) near Turner Auditorium

Who: ALL Hopkins postdoctoral fellows & grad students

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

UPCOMING JHPDA EVENTS

Featuring the NEW Diversity Postdoc Alliance Committee (DPAC)!

The goal of DPAC is to provide a formal support system to individuals from groups historically underrepresented in science and to encourage and support diversity in the sciences and among postdoctoral fellows at JHU. Please see the detailed description of DPAC here and tell us your opinions by completing this brief survey. If interested in joining this new committee, contact Stan Andrisse or Dionna Williams.

International Game and Dinner, Thurs., Jan. 22nd

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Come join the JHPDA International Committee for a fun night of the game Cranium and dinner!

When: Thursday, Jan. 22nd, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: PCTB 113/114

Who: ALL Hopkins postdoctoral fellows, international or domestic

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Come Ski with the JHPDA, Sat., Jan. 24th - Limited spots left!!

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Come join the JHPDA on a ski day trip to Whitetail Mountain. Sign-up in advance to secure your spot!

When: Saturday, Jan. 24th, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm (sign-up below by Jan. 21st!)

Where: Whitetail Mountain, Mercersburg, PA.

Transportation: Carpooling can be arranged.

Questions? Contact Justin La Favor

Please sign-up here by Jan. 21st to secure your spot!

$64 - lift only, whole mountain

$81 - rental, helmet, lesson, beginner area

$94 - rental, helmet, lesson, whole mountain lift

Shuttle Social, Tue., Jan 27th

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The Socials committee invites you to another Shuttle Social event!

When: Tuesday, January 27th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Midtown BBQ and Brew, Mount Vernon

Shuttle access: From the JHMI/Peabody/Homewood shuttle, take the Washington Monument stop (15 E centre street)

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Dr. Victor Ambros Q&A and lecture, Thurs., Jan. 29th

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The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs invites you to attend a lecture by Victor Ambros, PhD. Dr. Ambros is the discoverer of microRNAs and Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is a recipient of both the Lasker and Breakthrough Awards.

Lecture

When: Thursday, Jan. 29th, 3:00 pm

Where: Tilghman Auditorium

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Informal Q&A

Dr. Ambros will also be holding an informal Q&A session the morning of January 29th. He will answer questions about science careers and his research.

When: Thursday, Jan. 29th, 10:45 - 11:45 am

Where: Darner Conference Room (just off the Turner Concourse)

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Movie Screening: Domestic Sex Trafficking, Thurs., Jan. 29th

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The JHPDA and JHSPH Center for Public Health & Human Rights invite you to a viewing of a documentary about domestic sex trafficking and discussion of local needs and ongoing research after the film. Food will be provided. All postdocs, family, guests, and community members are welcome to attend!

When: Thursday, Jan. 29th, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Where: PCTB Mountcastle Auditorium

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: Feb. 11th, Mar. 11th, Apr. 15th, May. 13th, Jun. 10th, 2015

Sign-up here

Questions? Contact Jineta or Xiang 

Additional Professional Development Events

2015 Delta Omega Poster Competition for School of Public Health fellows

The Delta Omega Alpha Chapter gives cash awards for first ($500), second ($300) and third ($200) prizes in three categories: 1) policy and practice, 2) applied research (epidemiologic public health research), and 3) laboratory research (basic science research). The Chapter selects one of the first-place winners to present his or her poster at the annual APHA meeting.

Abstract submission deadline: January 23rd

For more details, click here (for SPH postdocs only)

JHU Preparing for Future Faculty Teaching Academy

Topic: All About Assessment

Who: Dr. Matthew Roller, Professor of Classic

When: Wednesday, Jan. 21st, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Where: Homewood Campus, Levering Hall, Levering Lounge

RSVP: pff.teachingacademy@jhu.edu

BCI-GSA Career Exploration Series

Topic: Where will a Ph.D. in science take you?

Who: Stefano Bertuzzi, PhD, MPH, Executive Director, American Society for Cell Biology

When: Thursday, Jan. 22nd, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm; lunch will follow

Where: WBSB Auditorium

Find more information here.

Welch Library Courses

The Welch Medical Library is hosting a set of workshops presented by staff from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), including: an introductory look at core databases, an overview of medical genetics resources, and a hands-on exploration of tools for computational biology.

Where: Tilghman Auditorium

When: January 26th (times below)

  • 10:00 - 11:30 am NCBI Basic Resources: They Contain More Than You Thought They Did
  • 12:00 - 1:15 pm NCBI Health Resources for Clinicians and Clinical Researchers
  • 2:30 - 4:00 pm NCBI Resources for Genomically-minded Computational Biologists and Bioinformaticians

Register: here. The Welch Medical Library offers the classes and lectures for our faculty, staff and students. Find more information here.

Other Opportunities

  • Registration for the National Postdoctoral Association 2015 Annual Meeting is now open (link)
  • Connecting the Dots: Effectively communicating Science to Non-Scientists -  professional development program designed to enhance the ability of scientists to communicate their research to the public (applications due 1/30, link) 
  • The Dan David Prize scholarship ($15K; due 3/10, application link; for details about selected fields of interest, click here)
  • Research Study, paid participation: Physical & Mental Fatigue Study (link)
  • Request for guest editors for Biochemistry Insights Journal (contact Mariana Figuera Losada)
  • Association of Women in Science is recruiting new leaders on their Executive Board (more info; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)
  • Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Goucher College, Department of Chemistry (apply here)
  • Call for abstracts to the Post Doc Journal (link)
  • Partnering Toward Discovery: informal forum for medical and graduate students. Stay tuned for more information.

SCIENCE & COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS


FELLOWSHIP & JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Recent additions listed below.

  • Abbot laboratories is looking for Biomed/Molecular Biology, Virology Sciences graduates, post docs and alumni for the following research positions: Senior scientist position1position2Principal scientist.
  • Predicine, a biotech start-up company is looking for potential employees in the Bay Area (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 4/12/15)  
  • 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)
  • 2 postdoc positions in Dr. Mark Anderson’s lab; research in calcium and redox signaling and mitochondrial metabolism in cardiac physiology & disease (link)
  • Lead Clinical Research Associate (In-House), Hinckley, OH (link)
  • Protein Engineer/Molecular Biology Scientist (link)
  • Biogen Idec Postdoctoral Program (link)
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Scientific Grants Manager (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

  • Wicked the musical is coming to Baltimore in April, tickets here
  • “Love Songs of the Presidents”, Creative Alliance, Feb 16 (link)
  • ...and many more listed here!

Recurring Events

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


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2015-01-12: Postdoc Orientation this week, Ski excursion, Dr. Ambros lecture, and more!

posted Jan 12, 2015, 7:52 AM by JohnsHopkins PostdoctoralAssociation   [ updated Jan 12, 2015, 7:55 AM ]

Highlights: Postdoc orientation, Postdoc breakfast mixer, ski trip, Lecture by Dr. Victor Ambros, and documentary screening of "Very Young Girls"


JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

12 January 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu



Did you know? President Daniels wrote an article urging NIH to reform its policy to support and encourage young researchers. Read the article 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, February 4th, 5:30 pm

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




Socials Committee Meeting

Help organize fun events for postdocs!

When: Tuesday, January 13th, 9:30 am

Where:  Atwater’s Cafe, 855 N. Wolfe Street

Contact: Justin La Favor


Communications Committee Meeting

Learn about ongoing communications initiatives; all welcome!

When: Tuesday, January 13th, 11:00 am

Where:  MRB/BRB Daily Grind

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu


Internationals Committee Meeting

Help out with our International committee, all welcome!

When: Tuesday, January 13th, 12:30 pm

Where:  Cobblestone cafe at Einstein’s bagels

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu


Future JHPDA Events

Stay tuned for some exciting events we have planned for you in the upcoming year (New year celebration, ski trip and many more!)


     2nd Annual Postdoc Retreat

     Tuesday, April 7, 2015

     Check out our website here. Abstract submission details coming soon!


JHPDA Executive Council

2014-2015 Officers

Co-president: Corinne Pettigrew

Co-president: Casey Rebholz

Treasurer: Jeff Norris

Secretary:  Pankhuri Vyas


Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Cynthia Zhang

International: Thibault Mauxion and Beth Zucconi

Policy and Advocacy: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Yuejin Li

Socials: Justin La Favor

**NEW** Diversity Postdoc Alliance: Stan Andrisse and Dionna Williams

Webmaster: Paul Aiyetan



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:

  • **NEW** Science Communication - Office of External Affairs in the BSPH

  • **NEW** Technology Commercialization

  • Policy & Advocacy - Office of Policy Coordination

  • Program Development - Professional Development Office, Deadline- January 16, 2015

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.



Great, inexpensive photography

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


An Introduction to Academic Book Publishing

How to prepare a solid and successful proposal package; understanding your market and readership; the ‘life of a book’ from idea through proposal, review, contract, production, marketing and sales, and more! Presented by Suzanne Ryan, Editor in Chief of Humanities, Executive Editor of Music, Oxford University Press

When: Friday, Jan 30, 2015, 12:00 pm

Where: George Peabody Library

Free event open to the public.


Insect Muscle 2015: Biomedical and Biophysical Perspectives

Insect muscle symposium is scheduled for the day before the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in February. The program features short talks from Hopkins faculty involved in insect research as well as visiting speakers.  

When: Friday, Feb. 6, 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Tilghman Auditorium

           Pizza and drinks provided

Contact Anna Blice Baum if you would like to attend


National Science Foundation Graduate Education Forum

The 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.


Joining the JHPDA

Interested in one of our committees? Want to contribute to postdoc events, policy and training? Good ideas for future events?

Email us:  postdoc@jhmi.edu


Bulletin provided by the JHPDA Media and Communications Committee

Want to contribute to our bulletin? Know of an upcoming event, or want to write an article for our “In Brief” section?

Email us:  postdoc@jhmi.edu


OTHER RESOURCES

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.]

































IN BRIEF: Postdoc Orientation THIS WEEK!

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Do you know about your health insurance benefits? Do you know about the Professional Development Office? Do you know about the JHPDA? This orientation will help to answer these and many other questions! Take some time out of your busy day to learn more about what JHU has to offer. All postdocs welcome!


When: Thursday, Jan. 15th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Where: Miller Research Building (MRB), Room G01, ground floor near the fountain (map)

Who: ALL (new or established) Hopkins postdoctoral fellows

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu


Please Register here. Includes a snack and beverage break!


UPCOMING JHPDA EVENTS

Postdoc-Grad student Breakfast Mixer

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Join the JHPDA and GSA for a FREE postdoc/grad student breakfast mixer! Enjoy coffee and breakfast while chatting with your peers. Prizes for the first postdoc and grad student to complete networking bingo.


When: Wednesday, Jan. 21st, 9:30 - 11:00 am  

Where: Miller Research Building (MRB), ground floor pre-function area (map) near Turner Auditorium

Who: ALL Hopkins postdoctoral fellows and grad students

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu


Come Ski with the JHPDA!

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Come join the JHPDA on a ski day trip to Whitetail Mountain. Sign-up in advance to secure your spot!


When: Saturday, Jan. 24th, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm (sign-up below by 1/21!)

Where: Whitetail Mountain, Mercersburg, PA.

Transportation: Carpooling can be arranged.

Questions? Contact Justin La Favor


Please sign-up here by Jan. 21st to secure your spot!


$64 - lift only, whole mountain

$81 - rental, helmet, lesson, beginner area

$94 - rental, helmet, lesson, whole mountain lift

Dr. Victor Ambros Q&A and lecture, Thurs., Jan. 29th

[Larger Image]

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs invites you to attend a lecture by Victor Ambros, PhD. Dr. Ambros is the discoverer of microRNAs and Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is a recipient of both the Lasker and Breakthrough Awards.


Lecture

When: Thursday, Jan. 29th, 3:00 pm

Where: Tilghman Auditorium

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Informal Q&A

Dr. Ambros will also be holding an informal Q&A session the morning of January 29th. He will answer questions about both careers and his research endeavors.

When: Thursday, Jan. 29th, 10:45 - 11:45 am

Where: Darner Conference Room (just off the Turner Concourse)

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Movie Screening: Very Young Girls, Thurs., Jan. 29th

[Larger Image]

The JHPDA and JHSPH Center for Public Health & Human Rights invite you to a viewing of a documentary about domestic sex trafficking and discussion of local needs and ongoing research after the film. Food will be provided. All postdocs, family, guests, and community members are welcome to attend!


When: Thursday, Jan. 29th, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Where: PCTB Mountcastle Auditorium

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: Feb. 11th, Mar. 11th, Apr. 15th, May. 13th, Jun. 10th, 2015

Sign-up here

Questions? Contact Jineta or Xiang

Professional Development Office (PDO) Events:

Your Research Career - Winter Intersession

When: Monday, January 12, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm -- covers "Day 2" of winter intersession (previously scheduled for Jan. 6)  

Where: 1830 Building, 1830 East Monument St., Classroom 2-108

Register here

Topic: "The Grant Application", including:

- Titles, specific aims and abstracts

- Research Strategy: Significance, innovation and approach

- The NIH Grant cycle: Submission, review and funding


Additional Professional Development Events:


2015 Delta Omega Poster Competition for School of Public Health fellows

The Delta Omega Alpha Chapter gives cash awards for first ($500), second ($300) and third ($200) prizes in three categories: 1) policy and practice, 2) applied research (epidemiologic public health research), and 3) laboratory research (basic science research). The Chapter selects one of the first-place winners to present his or her poster at the annual APHA meeting.

Abstract submission deadline: January 19

For more details, click here (for SPH postdocs only)


Welch Library Courses

  • The Welch Medical Library is hosting a set of workshops presented by staff from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), including: an introductory look at core databases, an overview of medical genetics resources, and a hands-on exploration of tools for computational biology.

       Where: Tilghman Auditorium

When: January 26th (times below)

10:00 - 11:30 am NCBI Basic Resources: They Contain More Than You Thought They Did

12:00 - 1:15 pm NCBI Health Resources for Clinicians and Clinical Researchers

2:30 - 4:00 pm NCBI Resources for Genomically-minded Computational Biologists and Bioinformaticians

Register: here


  • The Welch Medical Library offers the classes and lectures for our faculty, staff and students. Find more information here.

Other Opportunities

  • Registration for the National Postdoctoral Association 2015 Annual Meeting is now open (link)

  • The Dan David Prize scholarship ($15K; due 3/10/15, application link; for details about selected fields of interest, click here)

  • Research Study, paid participation: Physical & Mental Fatigue Study (link)

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

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

  • Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Goucher College, Department of Chemistry (apply online here)

  • Call for abstracts to the Post Doc Journal (link)

  • Partnering Toward Discovery: informal forum for medical and graduate students. Stay tuned for more information.



SCIENCE & COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS


FELLOWSHIP & JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Recent additions listed below.

  • Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity: Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Postdoctoral Cancer Research Fellowship (due 1/12/ 2015; link)

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

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

  • Pearl M. Stetler Research Fund for Women Physicians, $65,000 awards (due 1/15/15; contact Meredith McCormack; link)

  • American Heart Association fellowship (due 1/16/15; link)

  • Career opportunities, recruiting and programs at Mckinsey: Insight Healthcare and MD contact programs (due 4/12/15)  

  • 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)

  • 2 postdoc positions in Dr. Mark Anderson’s lab; research in calcium and redox signaling and mitochondrial metabolism in cardiac physiology & disease (link)

  • Lead Clinical Research Associate (In-House), Hinckley, OH (link)

  • Protein Engineer/Molecular Biology Scientist (link)

  • Biogen Idec Postdoctoral Program (link)

  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Scientific Grants Manager (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

Holiday Events


Recurring Events


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




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2015-01-05: Postdoc orientation, Postdoctoral affairs lecture series, Movie screening and more!

posted Jan 4, 2015, 9:12 PM by JohnsHopkins PostdoctoralAssociation   [ updated Jan 5, 2015, 7:35 AM ]

Highlights: Postdoc orientation, Postdoctoral affairs lecture series- Dr Victor Ambros, Movie screening and more! 
To see the original newsletter, click here  http://tinyurl.com/lxmxlzk


JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

5 January 2015

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu



Did you know? The deadline for applications for an internship opportunity at MedImmune is today! For details click 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, January 7th, 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, January 13th, 11:00 am

Where:  MRB/BRB Daily Grind

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu



Future JHPDA Events

Stay tuned for some exciting events we have planned for you in the upcoming year (New year celebration, ski trip and many more!)


1.    JHPDA-GSA breakfast mixer

     Wednesday, 1/21, 9:30 - 11:00 am



JHPDA Executive Council

2014-2015 Officers

Co-president: Corinne Pettigrew

Co-president: Casey Rebholz

Treasurer: Jeff Norris

Secretary:  Pankhuri Vyas


Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Cynthia Zhang

International: Thibault Mauxion and Beth Zucconi

Policy and Advocacy: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Yuejin Li

Socials: Justin La Favor

Webmaster: Paul Aiyetan



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:

  • **NEW** Science Communication - Office of External Affairs in the BSPH

  • **NEW** Technology Commercialization

  • Policy & Advocacy - Office of Policy Coordination

  • Program Development - Professional Development Office, Deadline- January 16, 2015

  • Research & Development in Industry - MedImmue/AstraZeneca, Deadline- January 5, 2015

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.



Great, inexpensive photography

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


Insect Muscle 2015: Biomedical and Biophysical Perspectives

Insect muscle symposium is scheduled for the day before the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in February. The program features short talks from Hopkins faculty involved in insect research as well as visiting speakers.  

When: Friday, Feb 6, 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Tilghman Auditorium

           Pizza and drinks provided

Contact Anna Blice Baum if you would like to attend.


National Science Foundation Graduate Education Forum

The 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.


New JHPDA Meetup.com Group

JHPDA has created a Meetup.com group for postdocs interested in attending smaller local events around Baltimore, such as concerts, art walks, happy hours, museums, and other happenings.  Go to Meetup.com, create a profile, and join the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association Meetup Group.  Receive emails about weekly events other JHPDA members are attending.



Joining the JHPDA

Interested in one of our committees? Want to contribute to postdoc events, policy and training? Good ideas for future events?

Email us:  postdoc@jhmi.edu


Bulletin provided by the JHPDA Media and Communications Committee

Want to contribute to our bulletin? Know of an upcoming event, or want to write an article for our “In Brief” section?

Email us:  postdoc@jhmi.edu


OTHER RESOURCES

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.]






















IN BRIEF: Postdoc Orientation


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Do you know about your health insurance benefits? Do you know about the Professional Development Office? Do you know about the JHPDA? This orientation will help to answer these and many other questions. We hope you will take some time out of your busy day to learn more about what Johns Hopkins University has to offer.


When: Thursday, January 15th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Where: Miller Research Building (MRB), Room G01, ground floor near the fountain (map)

Who: ALL (new or established) Hopkins postdoctoral fellows

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu


Please Register here

Includes a snack and beverage break!


UPCOMING JHPDA EVENTS

Postdoctoral Affairs’ Lecture Series, Thurs., Jan. 29th


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The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs invites you to attend a lecture by Victor Ambros, PhD.


Dr. Ambros is the discoverer of microRNAs and Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  He is a recipient of both the Lasker and Breakthrough Awards.


When: Thursday, January 29th, 3:00 pm

Where: Tilghman Auditorium

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu



Movie Screening: Very Young Girls, Thurs., Jan. 29th


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The JHPDA and JHSPH Center for Public Health & Human Rights invite you to a viewing of a documentary about domestic sex trafficking and discussion of local needs and ongoing research after the film. Food will be provided. All postdocs, family, guests, and community members are welcome to attend!


When: Thursday, January 29th, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Where: PCTB Mountcastle Auditorium

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: Feb. 11th, Mar. 11th, Apr. 15th, May. 13th, Jun. 10th, 2015

Sign-up here

Questions? Contact Jineta or Xiang


Professional Development Office (PDO) Events:

Your Research Career: Winter Intersession

Where: West Lecture Hall, 1st floor Preclinical Teaching Building

When: January 5 - 9 (details below)

Register here

Intensive five-day course that introduces JHMI trainees to scientific communication.

  • Monday/Tuesday: how to apply for your first NIH or other peer-reviewed grant

  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; covers aspects of Research Leadership, including Project Management (from 12:30 - 3:30 pm; rescheduled from Fall 2014 Research Leadership)

  • Thursday: how to write a research paper

  • Friday: how to plan, organize and deliver an effective research talk or poster, including appropriate design and use of graphics



Additional Professional Development Events:


ICTR Information Session: What Can the ICTR Do for You?

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is launching a series of monthly information sessions to discuss the variety of resources which are available to researchers, faculty, students and study coordinators.  

Gerald Moose Stacy, Administrative Director of the ICTR will give an overview of ICTR services, including funding opportunities and interest groups, and hold a question and answer session following the presentation.  Subsequent sessions will focus on specific programs and cores.

Where: Tilghman Auditorium

When: January 5th, 10:30 - 11:30 am

RSVP: here

For more information contact, Crystal Williams at cwill137@jhu.edu


2015 Delta Omega Poster Competition for School of Public Health fellows

The Delta Omega Alpha Chapter gives cash awards for first ($500), second ($300) and third ($200) prizes in three categories: 1) policy and practice, 2) applied research (epidemiologic public health research), and 3) laboratory research (basic science research). The Chapter selects one of the first-place winners to present his or her poster at the annual APHA meeting.

Abstract submission deadline: January 19

For more details, click here (for SPH postdocs only)


Welch Library Courses

  • The Welch Medical Library is hosting a set of workshops presented by staff from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), including: an introductory look at core databases, an overview of medical genetics resources, and a hands-on exploration of tools for computational biology.

       Where: Tilghman Auditorium

When: January 26th (times below)

10:00 - 11:30 am NCBI Basic Resources: They Contain More Than You Thought They Did

12:00 - 1:15 pm NCBI Health Resources for Clinicians and Clinical Researchers

2:30 - 4:00 pm NCBI Resources for Genomically-minded Computational Biologists and Bioinformaticians

Register: here


  • The Welch Medical Library offers the classes and lectures for our faculty, staff and students. Find more information here.


Commercialization Academy, internship opportunity for postdocs

Click here for more information.

Other Opportunities

  • Registration for the National Postdoctoral Association 2015 Annual Meeting is now open (link)

  • The Dan David Prize scholarship ($15K; due 3/10/15, application link; for details about selected fields of interest, click here)

  • Research Study, paid participation: Physical & Mental Fatigue Study (link)

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

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



SCIENCE & COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS


FELLOWSHIP & JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Recent additions listed below.

  • Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity: Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Postdoctoral Cancer Research Fellowship (due 01/12/ 2015; link)

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

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

  • Pearl M. Stetler Research Fund for Women Physicians, $65,000 awards (due 1/15/15; contact Meredith McCormack; link)

  • American Heart Association fellowship (due 1/16/15; link)

  • Career opportunities, recruiting and programs at Mckinsey: Insight Healthcare and MD contact programs (due 4/12/15)  

  • 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)

  • 2 postdoc positions in Dr. Mark Anderson’s lab; research in calcium and redox signaling and mitochondrial metabolism in cardiac physiology & disease (link)

  • Lead Clinical Research Associate (In-House), Hinckley, OH (link)

  • Protein Engineer/Molecular Biology Scientist (link)

  • Biogen Idec Postdoctoral Program (link)

  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Scientific Grants Manager (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

Holiday Events


Recurring Events

  • Baltimore Farmer's Market, Sundays (underneath the Jones Falls overpass) Expressway on Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay Street). Visit here.

  • Thursday Nights at the Walters, FREE art exhibits every Thurs., 5-9pm


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




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2014-12-08:JHPDA Holiday party, and more!

posted Dec 15, 2014, 8:51 AM by JohnsHopkins PostdoctoralAssociation

Highlights: JHPDA Holiday party, and more!


JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

15 December 2014

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu



Did you know? Have you explored the Hopkins Postdoc Internship Opportunities? Two new opportunities have recently been posted - in Science Communication and Tech Transfer. Details here!


The JHPDA will not publish a newsletter over the holidays, but we’ll return to our weekly schedule on January 5th! We hope to see you at our JHPDA Greek themed holiday party tomorrow and we wish all postdocs wonderful holidays and a happy new year!



Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)


JHPDA Monthly Meeting

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

When: Wednesday, January 7th, 5:30 pm

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




Please keep an eye out for our committee meetings in early January. In the meantime, happy holidays!


Future JHPDA Events

New Postdoc Orientation: Save the Date!

Are you new to Hopkins? Attend orientation to learn about Hopkins, benefits & insurance, campus resources, and more!

When: January 15, time TBD (afternoon)