Information about Johns Hopkins Policies and Basic Benefits for Research Fellows:
All School of Medicine postdocs should be paid at least the NIH (National Institutes of Health) NRSA (National Research Service Award) minimum salary adjusted for years of postdoctoral experience. The NIH rate changes from time to time and JHPDA will update you when this happens. JHMI policy regarding your wage and current rates are found on the Registrar's website.
Postdocs get 2-4 weeks off per year (at the discretion of the training program director)
Postdocs are given 8 weeks Maternity leave in any rolling 12 month period with full salary and benefits for the duration of leave. This can be extended for up to 12 weeks under Family and Medical Leave; however, those additional 4 weeks are not necessarily paid. Maternity plus Sick leave cannot exceed 12 weeks in any year.
Hopkins Work-Life Program has a few resources for childcare, found here: http://hopkinsworklife.org/services/childcare.html
The Johns Hopkins University has a voluntary retirement plan for postdoctoral fellows. This plan allows you to voluntarily tax shelter a portion of your taxable income received as compensation (i.e. salary/wages). That portion of income received from a grant in the form of fellowships (stipends) is excluded from 403(b) eligibility. Any contribution you make is unmatched by the University. The minimum voluntary contribution is $7.50 per pay and may not exceed $18,000 of your taxable compensation. Detailed information and the portal to the enrollment site is available online at http://www.benefits.jhu.edu/mychoices/retirement/welcome.cfm. For more information, contact the Benefits Service Center at 410-516-2000 or email email@example.com.
If you have a JHMI ID badge, then you can park for FREE in any of the parking garages on campus between 4:00pm and 8:30am the next day. First, you'll need to call the JHMI Parking Office to register your badge in the system, and then you can park on campus for those overnight experiments.
Cooley Center and School of Public Health facility (on-campus) for a reduced monthly membership fee of $29/month. Spouses and dependent children (aged 14-21) are eligible for membership at the same rate as the postdoc.
Through the Homewood PDA, members can obtain 200 business cards for $25 + tax. Cards will be delivered to and distributed by the HW-PDA. They have ongoing deadlines, so see the Business Card Website for more details.