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Resources for Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Information for New SOM Postdocs

We are hosting information sessions for new postdocs every other month together with the JHPDA. To access slides from the September 24, 2021 session using your JHED ID click here.

See JHM YouTube video featuring Dr. Roy Ziegelstein, Vice Dean for Education, discussing the role of school of medicine research postdocs.

Resources for International Postdocs

Office of International Services

International trainees are served by the Office of International Services (OIS). They offer help with immigration, visa status, and legal matters. The can also offer resources for adjusting to life in the U.S.

Visit the OIS Website

Professional Development Resources for International Trainees

The Professional Development & Career Office website lists options for training in communications, grant writing, and preparing for careers after the postdoc.

Learn More

Resources for Training

Individual Development Plans (IDPs)

All new postdoctoral fellows are required to complete IDPs with their mentor within the first year of their fellowships and update these plans annually.

Learn More About IDPs

New! Responsible Conduct of Research Training

For information about the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training requirements for postdoctoral research fellows, visit our new RCR Resources page.

Registering for Courses at Hopkins

Postdoctoral research fellows are eligible to take a limited amount courses throughout Johns Hopkins University. Rules and policies will depend upon the specific school/division that offers the course.

Postdoctoral Fellow Course Registration Procedures (PDF)

A Postdoc's Guide to the Postdoc Timeline

A resource from the National Postdoctoral Association to help postdocs understand what milestones to aim for during their postdoctoral fellowship. Read more about the timeline.

Professional Development & Career Opportunities

New! For a listing of upcoming professional and career development opportunities offered across the Johns Hopkins University and by the NIH, see listing

A great resource for postdocs is the Professional Development and Career Office (PDCO) that offers career workshops, internships, grant writing classes, and help with the job search. Please visit their website for upcoming opportunities.

A listing of current open postdoc positions at SOM-JHU can be found here

Career Counseling

Postdoctoral fellows can make appointments for individual career counseling (matters relating to career exploration, job searches and applications, resumes, CVs, and cover letters, etc.) either by booking appointments with the PDCO through their online career services platform Handshake or by emailing the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Other inquiries about fellowship-specific advising not related to career counseling should be directed to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

Academic Job Search Overview: Watch Our Video!

Join us for an overview of the academic job search process and learn from current and former postdoctoral fellows of Johns Hopkins University who have recently successfully obtained a tenure track academic position. Co-hosted with the JHMI Professional Development and Career Office.

Watch the Video

Applying for Grants & Fellowships

OPDA organizes grant training events several times a year, notably a K-Grant workshop in December. These events will be posted on our main page and our News and Events page as they become available.

Grant and Fellowship Resources

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