The Professional Development Section
Did you know that only about 20% of PhDs, after 3 years of postdoctoral work, enter tenure-track positions? The number is even lower for women. The Professional Development Committee is our largest committee, featuring the most diverse range of activities. We weed through candidates to find the best speakers with the most to say. We engage in innovative ways to access the job market in Maryland - home to 400 companies in the biotech field and elsewhere. We network to introduce life-sciences and biotech industries to our postdoctoral fellows at Johns Hopkins. We also offer travel grants and are working to develop an industry grant for innovation in science. Keep your eyes open for regular updates on upcoming events!
Careers: Academic section.
in which JHMI postdocs participate in a (paid) mentored teaching program. This program is now officially run through the PDO, while JHPDA members remain active on the board and are an integral part of the selection process.
JHPDA Travel Award
More information about grants, fellowships, and funding opportunities can be found in our Jobs and Funding section.
NIH F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Awards:
More information about policy fellowships can be found in the Resources section, as well as in this presentation via JHPDA Google Docs.
Careers: Non-Academic Research section, which focuses on science in industry and biotech, as well as the Careers: Away from the Bench section, which focuses on professional alternatives to research.
This program is designed to help you change the direction of your career, whether you become an industry scientist, CEO, or science policy expert for the government. We give you information about career options by inviting real people too speak about their experiences, hold events to help polish your CV and your interview performance.
We organize events specifically geared towards connecting you with a future career.
The Hopkins Biotech Network, AWIS (especially the Greater Baltimore Chapter), and The JHMI Professional Development Office. Johns Hopkins Women's Networking also has an informative website and LinkedIn Group.
Information from recent events can be found in our Resources section.