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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN JUNE 2017?


Thursday, June 1st 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
CAREER BLITZ – THREE TOPICS|THREE WORKSHOPS|ONE HOUR
Where: 1830 E. Monument Street, Rm. 2-108
12:00 PM - Patent Agent and Technology Transfer Careers: Two great career paths where you can use your scientific expertise and be exposed to the latest scientific achievements. Learn about the Patent Agent Training Program that the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will be leading this Fall.

12:20 PM - Medical Writing and Regulatory Affairs Careers: Medical writing is a great career on its own but also a great entry into regulatory affairs. Careers are plentiful in the biotech industry, contract organizations and academia. Learn about PDCO’s upcoming training program supported by a Burroughs Welcome fund we were just awarded!

12:40 PM - Teaching Careers: A career in teaching can be as a faculty member, a lecturer, curriculum design and development or even high school. Learn about these careers and the upcoming Collaborative Teaching Fellows Program where you can get the experience you need to be competitive in the job market.
REGISTER HERE
Thursday, June 1st 2:30 pm to 4:00 PM
THIRD ROCK VENTURES EMPLOYER VISIT (FOR PHD STUDENTS AND POSTDOCS)
Where: Rangos 490
Third Rock Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital firm investing in biotech startups, is eager to connect with Hopkins biomedical PhDs, MD, and MD/PhDs. Join us to learn about VC careers and network with Charles Homcy, MD, Frank Gentile, PhD, and Tracy Nicholson.
REGISTER HERE
Friday, June 2nd 1:00 pm to 2:00 PM
THIRD ROCK VENTURES EMPLOYER VISIT (FOR MDS AND MD-PHDS)
Where: Rangos 490
Third Rock Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital firm investing in biotech startups, is eager to connect with Hopkins biomedical PhDs, MD, and MD/PhDs. Join us to learn about VC careers and network with Charles Homcy, MD, Frank Gentile, PhD, and Tracy Nicholson.
REGISTER HERE
Tuesday, June 6th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
BCI CASUAL CONVERSATION: RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION WITH MELISSA OLSON, CO-DIRECTOR, GENETICS RESEARCH CORE FACILITY / DIRECTOR, GRCF BIOREPOSITORY AND CELL CENTER, JOHNS HOPKINS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Where: Rangos 490
Melissa Olson, PhD, is Director of the GRCF Biorepository & Cell Center, a core resource of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Institute of Genetic Medicine. Dr. Olson has more than 10 years of cell culture and biorepository experience. She oversees the activities of the GRCF Biorepository & Cell Center staff and ensures that cultures, blood processes and long-term cryogenic storage are handled in a timely and expert manner. In addition, she offers assistance to faculty in the design and implementation of projects involving maintenance or storage of cultured cells.
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Friday, June 9th 8:00 am to 10:00 am
ALUMNI RELATIONS PRESENTS A PHD CAREER SYMPOSIUM
Where: McHenry Room, 5th floor 1812 Ashland Avenue
Participate in this interactive panel discussion with School of Medicine Ph.D. alumni and gain first-hand information and practical advice on various career paths that fit you best. Featured alumni panelists:
  • Christopher Cherry Ph.D., Esq, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney pc
  • Jessica Smith Ph.D., National Institutes of Health
  • Nicolette Louissaint, Ph.D., Healthcare Ready
  • Christopher Rankin, Ph.D., MedImmune
  • Jennifer Reed Ph.D., Food and Drug Administration
Breakfast is included.
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Friday, June 9th 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
2017-2018 COLLABORATIVE TEACHING FELLOWS PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION
Where: PCTB Mountcastle Auditorium
The Collaborative Teaching Fellows Program (CTFP) gives trainees hands-on teaching experience with mentorship and coaching from exemplary undergraduate teaching faculty at local institutions in Maryland, and prepares postdocs and PhD students for teaching responsibilities at academic faculty positions. CTFP local partners and former fellows will share information on fellowships at 2017 CTFP partner schools - Goucher College, Towson University, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore City Community College, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Stevenson University and the Baltimore Underground Science Space. The application for 2017-2018 CTFP fellowships also will be shared after the information session. Light refreshments will be provided. Learn more about CTFP here.
REGISTER HERE
Wednesday June 14th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
CAREER CLINIC: LINKEDIN
Where: PCTB STILE Classroom (Rm. 115)
Join Christina Maranto, PDCO’s new Assistant Director, for an interactive workshop on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is the resume of the future and an excellent way to market yourself. Learn about LinkedIn tools and tricks and how to optimize your profile for career success. LinkedIn is not just a job tool but a new way of networking and engaging to advance your career.
REGISTER HERE
Saturday, June 17th 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP PREP SERIES FOR INTERNATIONAL POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARS WITH 'PATH TO POLISHED'
Where: 1830 East Monument Building Room 2-108
The JHM Professional Development and Career Office has invited expert advisors from the Path to Polished career consulting firm to host an experiential workshop to help international postdoctoral scholars to secure a position in industry through networking. Path to Polished has helped many international academic scholars transition into exciting careers in private industry. The 2-hour workshop will include the presentations and practice sessions on: (1) Situations Internationals Face in Getting Hired in Private Industry; (2) Ways to Get Hired; and, (3) How to Expand Your Personal Contacts. Participants will practice networking with real professionals and securing contacts from leading companies in private industry. Seats are limited. The cost per participant is $80. PDCO is paying 50% of the cost and asking interested postdoctoral fellows to pay the other 50%.
REGISTER HERE
Wednesday, June 21st 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
LEADERSHIP LAB: STRATEGIC NEGOTIATION
Where: Rangos 490
This workshop course will provide participants with the basic knowledge and strategies necessary to turn conflict into an opportunity for mutual gain. In this session, participants will learn to plan and implement strategies for distributive negotiations, evaluate personal negotiation philosophy, strengths, and weaknesses and manage conflict in a way that improves rather than harms relationships. Session is capped at 25 participants. A $10 reservation deposit is required for participation. All participants that attend the workshop and sign in will be refunded their deposit. This interactive workshop will be led by negotiation expert Dr. Brian Gunia, Associate Professor in the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Dr. Gunia, author of the blog Life's Negotiable, also teaches a three-day seminar in Strategic Negotiation through Carey’s Executive Education program.
REGISTER HERE

Other Events

Tuesday, June 6th to Friday, June 9th
GAPSUMMIT 2017 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
For more information, contact GapSummit 2017 VP (and Hopkins Pharmacology Alum) Kirill Gorshkov, PhD
Georgetown University McDonough Business School, Washington, DC

Hosted by Global Biotech Revolution
Thursday, June 8th 6:30 pm
SCIENCE COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP
For more information and to register, visit here.
Baltimore Underground Science Space, 101 North Haven Street #105, Baltimore, MD

Hosted by Project Bridge and BUGSS
Thursday, June 22nd to Friday, June 23rd 8:00 am
SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN AN ACADEMIC CAREER CONFERENCE
For more information and to register, visit the webpage here.
SON Café Area & Carpenter Room

Hosted by the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

National Opportunities and News

NCI CANCER PREVENTION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATIONS
Applications are due August 25, 2017
Applications are being accepted for NCI CANCER PREVENTION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM.
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AAAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS
Deadline is November 1, 2017
Applications are being accepted for AAAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY FELLOWSHIP.
View More Information.
FREE E-BOOK !!!
Free e-book: STRATEGIES FOR OBTAINING A FACULTY POSITION IN THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES – VIEWS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE JOB SEARCH PROCESS.
Access the e-book here (PDF).