Careers in academia and government that lead research programs with no or some teaching responsibilities.
Welcome to the JHM Professional Development and Career Office, Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus.
Our office provides professional development and career services to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Bloomberg School of Public Health.Services include: one on one career counselling appointments, grant writing workshops, career fairs, resume advice, LinkedIn clinics, mock interviews, and more. It is never too early or too late to start preparing for your future.
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Careers include scientific roles in industry whether in R&D, preclinical development, manufacturing or data science.
Careers that involves policy or program development and review, including analysis, advisory, or advocacy.
Careers that involves the development, execution, management, or analysis of a business.
Careers that involve controlling or evaluating the safety and efficacy of products.
Administrative heavy roles in either education or research.
Careers that involve the communication of science-related topics such as science writers, editors, journalists or outreach roles.
Careers that involves the curation, management, implementation or protection of intelligence and creation.
Full-time institutionalized teaching positions with little to no research responsibilities like faculty at teaching-focused institutions, instructor, lecturer, and instructional design.
Careers that are responsible for the oversight, management, or design of clinical research trials.
OPTIONS career communities combine career awareness, skill building and networking to explore six different job families.
Hands-on workshops focused on the non-academic job search that include topics like LinkedIn, resumes, interviewing skills and negotiating offers.
Offers bootcamps, workshops and opportunities to teach at JHU or local undergraduate institutions.
Engage with employers to learn more about opportunities at their company or organization.
The Biomedical Career Initiative offers 3-month internship opportunities in industry, consulting, patent law, science policy, business and communication.
The JHU Biotech/Pharma Industry Mentor Match Program offers Johns Hopkins PhD students and postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to select a mentor from a group of experienced professionals, the majority of whom biopharmaceutical industry, academic, and regulatory professionals.
Presentations, faculty panels and webinars on finding the right postdoc with postdoc programs in academia, industry, government and nonprofits.
Fall series that includes faculty panels and workshops about the academic job search time line, the CV and cover letter, writing research and teaching statements and negotiating your start-up package.
Career awareness events featuring PhD-level professionals in various careers sharing insights into what they do day to day and how they transitioned into their career.
The 3MT competition challenges students to communicate the significance of their research projects to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.
PhD training initiative centered around critical thinking that offers courses in science communication, teaching, ethics and more.
The Center for Leadership education offers ten-week courses in leadership, communication and personal management.
Offering yoga, mindfulness and other wellness related activities to help take care of you and reduce stress
Compilation of courses and activities across the university that offer leadership training.
Workshops and courses on date management, data management tools and data analysis.
Learn more about workshops and events that support grant writing activities from Specific Aims Speed reviews to all day workshops.
Courses and resources on and off campus to enhance both writing and speaking skills for our ESL PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.
Ways to connect with alumni to learn about their careers, find mentors, and build your network.
Program offered through the Postdoctoral Affairs Office to prepare postdocs for starting their own lab.
Unlimited access to an on-demand library of high-quality instructional videos covering a vast range of software, business and creative skills.
News and Announcements
The PDCO, along with the Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development Consortium, is proud to host the second annual Professional Development day on November 8, 2019. All JHU graduate students and postdocs are encouraged to attend this free, full-day conference. The full agenda and registration can be found in the link below.2019 Professional Development Day Registration
Starting May 2019, all Johns Hopkins students and postdocs have unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning, an on-demand library of high-quality instructional videos covering a vast range of software, business and creative skills.
With more than 5,000 courses taught by industry experts—and more added every week—LinkedIn Learning is designed for all levels of learners, and it’s available whenever you’re ready to learn. You can access it from your LinkedIn profile.
With the LinkedIn Learning app, you can view courses from your mobile device.
A great way to get started is to watch the How to Use LinkedIn Learning course.
Access LinkedIn Learning with your JHED ID today. Find the link in the JHU portal, under MyLearning in the Education section, or, log in directly now.
Johns Hopkins held its fourth annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition April 17, 2019. Doctoral students had three minutes – and a single, static PowerPoint slide - to present compelling and engaging talks on their dissertation topic.
- First Place:
Eduardo Martinez-Montes, School of Medicine
- Second Place:
Katie Overbey, Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Third Place and Alumni Choice:
Benjamin Ackerman, Bloomberg School of Public Health
- People’s Choice:
Jarrett Venezia, Bloomberg School of Public Health
The Investigating Careers and Networking (iCAN) Speaker Series was highlighted in the Biomedical Odyssey article, “Careers in Consulting, Business and Finance: What Are They Like and How Can You Launch into Them?” Check it out to learn more about the speakers that came, the insights they shared, and ways you can prepare for a career in these fields.Read more...
The Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development Consortium held its first annual Professional Development day on the East Baltimore campus. Over 100 students from across the university attended workshops on career planning, time management, developing an online presence and more. Farouk Dey, Vice Provost of Integrative Learning and Life Design joined the day as Keynote Speaker.Read more about PD Day and Dr. Dey’s speech
The Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association (JHPDA) and the Homewood Postdoctoral Association (HW-PDA) invite all postdocs to our 6th Annual Postdoctoral Conference.Visit conference website to register and to learn more about the details.
Inventors and entrepreneurial enthusiasts who have a medical/health-related idea and are interested in starting a business venture are encouraged to enroll in the Fall 2018 course, ME 210.705: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice.
If you are selected to participate, you will have the opportunity to recruit a team of MD, MBA, MPH, and PHD students to help you with your end and pitch your product/idea to CEOs, professors and investors. To register for this 9-session course hosted by Medical and Educational Perspectives (MEP), send a summary (1 pg. max) of your product/idea to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 7, 2018. Include: clinical need and market size; description and diagram of your project/startup; and perceived competition and entry to market.
Join Handshake, JHU’s new platform for connecting trainees to employers and career services! Beginning August 6, 2018, you will need to use Handshake to book an appointment with our office and register for events. Handshake allows you to personalize which events and jobs you see and has thousands of job postings for PhDsRead more about the Handshake for JHU
This in-depth seminar discusses how to prepare and write effective K and F series NIH grants. This widely acclaimed seminar comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal writing process. Strategies designed to merit a fund-able priority score are emphasized.Learn more and Register here
The JHM Professional Development and Career Office hosted the third annual Three Minute Thesis Competition April 18, 2018 in Mountcastle Auditorium. Twenty-seven PhD Candidates competed in the preliminary heats and ten finalists were chosen to present their 3MT talks in the final competition.Read more about Three Minute Thesis
The 2018-2019 Academic Job Search series kicked off on June 7, 2018 with the My Academic Job Search Panel, which featured four postdoctoral fellows from JHM who will soon be starting their academic careers as Assistant Professors. They shared their job search experience and provided tips on the search and interview process. Check out Event News (link) for upcoming workshops in the Academic Job Search Series.Read more about the Academic Job Search Series
On July 13, 2018, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty from JHU and UMD attended a full-day workshop with Dr. Randy Ribaudo and Mr. Larry Petcovic from SciPhD to learn about the business of science, communication, negotiation, financial literacy, and project management. Attendees practiced marketing their experiences for industry positions using effective communication methods and financial and project management terms to describe their research.
Over 100 PhD students participated in Finding a Postdoc Week, which consisted of two workshops on choosing the right postdoc and preparing postdoc applications and seven webinars featuring postdoctoral programs in industry, teaching, government, and non-profit institutions.Read more about Finding the Right PostDoc Week