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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.

7th Annual Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Conference: Register Now

April 23, 2020; Turner Concourse, East Baltimore Campus

JHPDC Poster 2020The Johns Hopkins and Homewood Postdoc Associations invite all JH, Carnegie Institution for Science, Howard University, NIH-Bayview, UMB, UMBC and UMD postdocs to attend the 7th annual JHPDC conference on April 23, in Turner Concourse. Registration opens February 3 till April 10. Submit your abstract for a poster presentation and win one of the five $250 awards! Our keynote speakers Dr. Martina Rauner and Dr. Aris Economides will present how to be successful in academia and industry. Visit the conference website to register and learn more at this link.

We Offer Career Counseling & Reviews of Job Application Materials!

We advise on matters related to the postdoctoral appointment and collaborate with the Professional Development and Career Office to provide career counseling. Contact us to receive assistance with job application materials (perfecting resumes, CVs, cover letters, etc.), job search strategies, and much more. To set up an appointment for career counseling, email us at

Highlighted Events for February:

Elements of Competitive F-32 and K Award Applications

February 27, 2020, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Dr. Amanda Lauer, will lead a discussion of the best methods to create a well-reviewed F-32 or K-award proposal. This event is offered by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in collaboration with the Professional Development and Career Office. Register here.

Postdoc Kudos!

Neuroscience Postdoc, Dr. Will Olson, Awarded BRAIN Initiative Award

Will Olson, NIH BRAIN InitiativeCongratulations to Dr. Will Olson, postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Neuroscience in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel O'Connor, for his recent NIH BRAIN Initiative F-32 award to examine neuron activity during movement of the jaw. The BRAIN Initiative is the NIH's endeavor to map the cells and circuits of the brain over space and time to create a dynamic new understanding of brain function. Funded through this initiative, Dr. Olson will study sensory coding for proprioception, the body's sense of its own position and movement.


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Funding & Training Opportunities for Postdocs

The Next IDP Deadline is May 31, 2020!

Who needs to submit:

Postdocs who started between July 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 are required to submit an Individual Development Plan (IDP) completion form by/before May 31, 2020, to meet requirements for re-appointment. 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