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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN AUGUST 2017?


Tuesday, August 1st 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SCIENCE COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP MINI-SERIES: WORKSHOP SESSION 4 "SHARING SCIENCE USING MULTIMEDIA"
Where: 1830 E. Monument Street, Rm. 2-108
We are excited to announce that Shane Hanlon, PhD and Derek Sollosi from Story Collider and Sharing Science from the American Geophysical Union will be coming for our workshop on science communication with multimedia. Unfortunately, Dr. Audrey Huang had to withdraw for medical reasons. Looking forward to hearing Shane and Derek talk about radio and video in science communication! Please remember to sign in when you come so you can be eligible for the free book and career guidance.

Registration is currently closed. Accepted workshop series participants that attend all four sessions will: (1) Be paired with a professional science communicator to answer your questions about this career path; (2) Receive a free copy of “Houston, We Have a Narrative: Why Science Needs Story” by Randy Olson; and, (3) Get a free career planning session to discuss how to achieve your career goals.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Tuesday, August 1st 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
JOHNS HOPKINS K-TO-R TRANSITION PROGRAM 'SPECIFIC AIMS' SPEED REVIEWS
Where: PCTB Mountcastle Auditorium
The Johns Hopkins K-to-R Transition Program, in collaboration with the Professional Development and Career Office and Office of Faculty Development, will be holding Specific Aims Speed Review session on Tuesday, August 1, 2:30-4:30 PM,in the Pre-Clinical Teaching Building (PCTB), 725 North Wolfe St, Mountcastle Auditorium. This special interactive session features speed reviews of aims pages by panels of funded investigators and reviewers. Submit your aims page or come as an observer – all are welcome! Aims pages will be chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis; however, priority will be given to individuals submitting for the October NIH deadline. If interested, please RSVP as soon as possible (deadline is Friday, July 14). For more information, please contact Gregory Thornton at gthornton@jhmi.edu or 410-614-3997.
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Wednesday, August 2nd 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
MOCK CAREER FAIR - A 2017 BIOMEDICAL PHD CAREER FAIR PREP EVENT
Where: Rangos 590
The 2017 Biomedical PhD Career Fair is coming! Make sure you are prepared and know what to expect on the day of the actual career fair by joining us for the MOCK Career Fair. You will have the opportunity to interact with “employers” in a simulated career fair setting and receive feedback on your interactions from PDCO staff. Further details will be provided to those who register. Registration for the 2017 Biomedical PhD Career Fair is open.
REGISTER HERE
Wednesday, August 9th 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
SCIENCE POLICY SUMMER WORKSHOP MINI-SERIES - HOW TO WRITE TO POLICYMAKERS I: HOW GOVERNMENT WORKS
Where: 1830 East Monument Building Room 2-108
Want to learn how to write about science policy so that policymakers will listen? Attended a March for Science but unsure what to do next? Join Yvette Seger, PhD, Director of Science Policy for FASEB to learn how to structure a policy memo in a manner that engages policy makers in issues important to the research community. All students and postdocs are welcome to attend. This workshop is part of our Science Policy Summer Miniseries. Attend all four workshops to be paired with a science policy expert to answer your questions and provide career advice and to receive a free PDCO Career planning session to discuss your goals and how to achieve them.
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Thursday, August 10th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
AAAS & NATIONAL ACADEMIES SCIENCE POLICY FELLOWSHIPS IN D.C. INFORMATION SESSION
Where: 1830 East Monument Building Room 2-108
Are you interested in pursuing a career in science policy? Come join the PDCO and the Johns Hopkins Science Policy group for our information session on two high-profile science policy fellowships in Washington, DC – The AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship and the National Academies Christine Mirzayan Science Policy Fellowship. The session will be led by Christina Maranto, who received both fellowships, and will be sharing insights & tips for the application & interview process.
REGISTER HERE
Monday, August 14th 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
SCIENCE POLICY SUMMER WORKSHOP MINI-SERIES - MAKING YOURSELF HEARD: MULTIMEDIA STRATEGIES
Where: 1830 East Monument Building Room 2-108
Feel strongly about a science issue? Want to promote your research? Press releases are a thing of the past. Join Matt Feldman, Strategic Communications Consultant, to learn how to choose the appropriate media to promote your message. All students and postdocs are welcome to attend. This workshop is part of our Science Policy Summer Miniseries. Attend all four workshops to be paired with a science policy expert to answer your questions and provide career advice and to receive a free PDCO Career planning session to discuss your goals and how to achieve them.
REGISTER HERE
Monday, August 14th 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
SCIENCE POLICY SUMMER WORKSHOP MINI-SERIES - MAKING YOURSELF HEARD: MULTIMEDIA STRATEGIES
Where: 1830 East Monument Building Room 2-108
Feel strongly about a science issue? Want to promote your research? Press releases are a thing of the past. Join Matt Feldman, Strategic Communications Consultant, to learn how to choose the appropriate media to promote your message. All students and postdocs are welcome to attend. This workshop is part of our Science Policy Summer Miniseries. Attend all four workshops to be paired with a science policy expert to answer your questions and provide career advice and to receive a free PDCO Career planning session to discuss your goals and how to achieve them.
REGISTER HERE
Tuesday, August 15th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
CAREER CLINIC: RESUMES
Where: 1830 East Monument Building Room 2-108
Join the PDCO for a workshop on Resumes that will highlight best practices for resume-building, emphasize how to market yourself effectively, and how to tailor your resume to a job description. Please consider bringing to the workshop your resume and a job ad of interest to you.
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Wednesday, August 16th 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
SCIENCE POLICY SUMMER WORKSHOP MINI-SERIES - HOW TO SPEAK TO POLICYMAKERS: POWERPOINT KARAOKE
Where: 1830 East Monument Building Room 2-108
Policy advisers are often asked to interpret all kinds of scientific data on the fly. Join Jason Rao, PhD; Director of International Affairs, ASM to practice speaking clearly and confidently about many different types of data and generally improve your presentation skills. All students and postdocs are welcome to attend. This workshop is part of our Science Policy Summer Miniseries. Attend all four workshops to be paired with a science policy expert to answer your questions and provide career advice and to receive a free PDCO Career planning session to discuss your goals and how to achieve them.
APPLY TO PARTICIPATE HERE
Friday, August 18th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
ACADEMIC JOB SEARCH SERIES: OVERVIEW
Where: 1830 East Monument Building Room 2-108
Join PDCO for an overview of the job search process. The presentation will include the typical academic job search cycle, timelines for preparing for your search, how to know if you are ready and other general tips.
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Wednesday, August 23rd 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
BCI CASUAL CONVERSATION: NADINE SAMARA, PHD, STAFF SCIENTIST, NIH, AND JASON HOFFERT, PHD, SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OFFICER, NIH
Where: Rangos 590
Nadine Samara, PhD is a Staff Scientist at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) who uses X-ray crystallography to study glycosyltransferases. As a Scientific Review Officer, Jason Hoffert, PhD’s primary responsibility is to implement HHS regulations and NIH Policies and Guidance related to peer review of applications submitted in response to Funding Opportunity Announcements issued by the NIDDK and other Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health.
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Monday, August 28th 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
SCIENCE POLICY SUMMER WORKSHOP MINI-SERIES - HOW TO WRITE TO POLICYMAKERS II: REFINING YOUR MESSAGE
Where: Rangos 490
Join Seun Ajiboye, PhD, Science Policy Analyst, International and American Associations for Dental Research to learn how to frame your writing for different stakeholders. All students and postdocs are welcome to attend. This workshop is part of our Science Policy Summer Miniseries. Attend all four workshops to be paired with a science policy expert to answer your questions and provide career advice and to receive a free PDCO Career planning session to discuss your goals and how to achieve them.
APPLY TO PARTICIPATE HERE
Tuesday, August 29th 12:00pm – 1:00 pm
2017 BIOMEDICAL PHD CAREER FAIR KEYNOTE ADDRESS: BUILDING A UNIVERSITY INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM – CHRISTY WYSKIEL
Where: Turner Auditorium
Christy Wyskiel, Sr. Advisor to JHU President Ronald J. Daniels will be delivering the keynote address during this year’s Biomedical PhD Career. As a part of the leadership team for Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures and a champion for building a stronger business community within Baltimore and the region, Christy will discuss "Building a University Innovation Ecosystem".

NO RSVP REQUIRED
Tuesday, August 29th 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
2017 BIOMEDICAL PHD CAREER FAIR
Where: Turner Concourse, Miller Research Building
Don't miss this year’s annual Biomedical PhD Career Fair! Participating Employers will include Lifescience Dynamics, The Jackson Laboratory, Siemens Healthineers, Becton Dickinson, Janssen Research and Development, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), BioReliance, Personal Genome Diagnostics, the Henry M Jackson Foundation for Military Medicine, BGB Group and others. The career fair has a broad focus across the life sciences, and attracts employers from a diverse range of fields, including the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, consulting, science writing and publishing organizations, and government and non-profit institutions, among others.

Career Fair Schedule
  • Career Fair Employer Exhibits – Morning Session: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Employer Information Sessions (first round): 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Keynote address by Christy Wyskiel, Sr. Advisor to the President, JHU: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Career Fair Employer Exhibits – Afternoon Session: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Employer information Sessions (second round) : 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • On-campus individual interviews: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Updated Career Fair Information is on the PDCO website - http://pdco.med.jhmi.edu/careerfair/
Thursday, August 31st 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
ACADEMIC JOB SEARCH SERIES: CVS AND COVER LETTERS
Where: W3008, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Please join the PDCO and faculty member Dr. Frank Bosmans at the Academic Job Search Series Session on CVs and Cover Letters for research-focused universities. Dr. Bosmans will lead foundational content related to CVs and Cover Letters and also be joined by a faculty panel from SOM and BSPH. Come ready to ask you questions and get expert advice!
REGISTER HERE

National Opportunities and News

NCI CANCER PREVENTION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Applications are due August 25, 2017
Applications are being accepted for NCI CANCER PREVENTION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM.
Find more information here.
AAAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY FELLOWSHIP
ADeadline is November 1, 2017
Applications are being accepted for AAAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY FELLOWSHIP.
Find more information here.