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.
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.
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.
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.
Six-month program where you select a mentor and discuss where you might fit in the biotech or pharma industry and gain feedback on your skills and qualifications.
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.
An online community dedicated to non-academic and non-faculty careers for PhDs in STEM fields, the humanities, and social sciences.
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.
News and Announcements
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
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 email@example.com 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