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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.


New Postdoctoral Excellence in Mentoring Award: Application Window is Now Closed

Thank you to all those who have applied for consideration for our inaugural Postdoctoral Excellence in Mentoring Award! We are no longer accepting applications. The award will recognize two postdoctoral fellows who have provided exceptional mentoring to fellow researchers. Winners will be notified in late March and will be honored at the 7th Annual Postdoctoral Conference by the Vice Dean of Education in April, where they will receive their $1000 prizes.

Postdoc Career Planning: Think Like a Designer

January 29, 2020, Noon to 1:30 pm

In this interactive session, postdoctoral fellows will learn how to apply principles of design thinking to planning their postdoctoral training. At the end of the session, each participant will create 2-3 career development action items to make 2020 a productive start to the decade! This event is offered in collaboration with the Professional Development and Career Office. Register here!

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

Upcoming Events

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