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Office of Postdoctoral Affairs


The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Our Mission

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs seeks to support research fellows in all aspects of their training and development toward independent careers. We collaborate with School of Medicine and University-wide organizations, departments, faculty and staff to enhance the research, training, wellness, and professional development of postdoctoral scholars and to support their transition to successful careers in academia, industry, government, and other employment sectors.

Our Responsibilities

  • Review and approve all postdoctoral appointments and re-appointments in the School of Medicine
  • Develop and implement postdoctoral policies and metrics for tracking career outcomes
  • Collaborate with School of Medicine and campus partners for professional development, academic, career and skill-building programs and workshops
  • Support and advocate for the work of the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association (JHPDA) and the Diversity Postdoc Alliance Committee
  • Provide consultation and assistance with conflict resolution for postdoctoral scholars and their mentors

Advising & Career Counseling

We advise on matters related to the postdoctoral appointment and collaborate with the Professional Development and Career Office to provide career counseling (advice on the job search, review of job application materials, etc.). To ask a question or make an appointment, email us at

Upcoming Announcements & Events

Funding Opportunities

IDP Requirement for All New Postdocs

Postdocs who started between January 1 and June 30, 2019, are required to submit an Individual Development Plan (IDP) completion form by/before December 31, 2019, to meet requirements for re-appointment. Postdocs who started on/after July 1, 2019, are required to submit their IDP completion form by May 31, 2020, for reappointment. Instructions for creating an IDP can be found here. The required IDP Completion Form can be downloaded here. Note: Clinical residents/fellows are not required to submit an IDP completion form.


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
1830 E. Monument Street, 6th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21205-2196

Our People

Dana Boatman, PhD, Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs
Megan Sampley Bohn, PhD, Assistant Director for Postdoctoral Affairs
Cassie Klein, MBA, Administrator, Postdoctoral Programs
Kimberly Averella, Senior Credentialing Specialist
Patty Crapanzano, Senior Administrative Coordinator