November 18: Specific Aims speed review session

12-1:30pm
Location TBA to those who RSVP

Participant’s specific aims will be critiqued in 5-minutes by a panel of funded investigators (including audience participation). Only 12 investigators’ specific aims pages will be accepted and the deadline to submit your 1-page (no exceptions) specific aims is Wednesday, November 11th. All are welcome to come, learn, and participate in the reviews, even if you don’t have specific aims.

RSVP here.

November 5: Applying for federal jobs

12-2pm, 1830 Building, Room 2-108
JHMI Professional Development Office (PDO)

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. During this interactive workshop, you will learn how to develop a Federal resume based on USAJobs guidelines. You will also learn how to interpret the many codes on a Federal job announcement.  This is an interactive workshop and you are encouraged to share your resume and/or a specific opening that will be used as an example. Click here to register.

Postdoc appreciation week 2015

Dear Postdocs,

National Postdoc Appreciation Week is September 21-25 this year, and the HW-PDA has several exciting events and networking opportunities planned for you throughout the week.!

Annual BBQ and Elevator Pitch Competition. 

Eat delicious (free) food from Mission BBQ and Land of Kush and practice a key communication skill with $275 in prizes! The first 15 participants to sign up and show up by 4:30 PM will automatically receive a $10 Amazon gift card. Event Date & Time: Friday, 9/25, 5-7 PM. RSVP requested by 9/23 through the following link:- http://goo.gl/forms/RFQd0jJ4og:

Other events with specific dates TBD: Elevator Pitch Tutorial Session (to prepare for the competition); Writing Workshop Kickoff; Ice Cream Social; Massage & Yoga Session.

Surprise words of appreciation from department chairs, faculty members, and mentors (encourage your chair/advisor to respond to our request for submissions)

In addition, four local postdoc associations (HW-PDA, JHMI, NIH, and UMB) have teamed up to organize a joint happy hour. We’ll be in The Captain’s Lounge at Heavy Seas Alehouse, 6-8pm on Thursday, 9/17. Happy hour deals will be extended until 7:30 pm, and there will be prizes for networking bingo!

Heavy Seas is located at 1300 Bank St in Fell’s Point. You can get there from the Homewood campus by taking the Homewood-JHMI shuttle to Penn Station, then catching the purple Circulator to Pratt St (#319), and from there the orange Circulator to the Little Italy stop (#225). Or you could take the shuttle all the way to JHMI, and then catch the green Circulator from there to the Gough St (#104) or Fleet St (#107) stop.
We hope to see many of you at these events!

Happy Hour – June 22, 2014


Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.
All photos were taken by Jan Trmal.
Happy Hour- Jun 22, 2014, a set on Flickr.

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First Johns Hopkins postdoc retreat – May 16, 2014


Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.
All photos were taken by Jan Trmal.
1st Johns Hopkins postdoc retreat – May 16, 2014, a set on Flickr.

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Postdoc Wallyball Team – March 2014


Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.
Homewood postdocs Shevaun Lewis (Cog Sci), Pia Valdivia (Physics), Tom Essinger-Hileman (Physics), John Appel (Physics), and Lukasz Farbaniec (HEMI, captain) on the wallyball court (wallyball is volleyball played in a racquetball court). The team completed the regular season with a perfect record and advanced to the semi-finals in the JHU intramural league playoffs. The same team also advanced to the semi-finals in volleyball last fall.
Postdoc Wallyball Team, a set on Flickr.

HW-PDA Calendar

To view and save events listed in this digest to your calendar, access the HW-PDA calendar from our website. Postdocs who use Google Calendar or some other calendar software are encouraged to subscribe directly to our events feed!

Order Discount Business Cards

Postdocs from HW-PDA and JHPDA can order business cards from PCA Printing at a discounted cost! You will receive 250 cards for $25. There is no shipping charge unless you require express delivery. Here is how the process works:

  1. Visit the PCA Printing Ordering Website
  2. Login using your JHED credentials
  3. Choose your template and complete the required fields
  4. Enter your payment information and submit!

A proof of your cards will be generated in real time. If you have any concerns about the typesetting, font, or layout on your cards, please include those concerns in the “Special Instructions” fieldA representative from PCA will contact you directly.

Your cards will be delivered to HW-PDA as per the schedule indicated on PCA’s website. We will then deliver the cards to you via campus mail. Because of this, all postdocs must provide an on-campus mailing address (Homewood or JHMI). If you do not want your on-campus address printed on your cards, please provide one in the “Special Instructions” field.

ORDER YOUR BUSINESS CARDS TODAY!!