Each fall, we host an orientation for new postdocs. Due to COVID-19, the fall 2020 orientation is on hold. However, you can still download our updated presentation.
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.
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.
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
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.
Professional Development & Career Office (PDCO)
The PDCO offers career workshops, internships, grant writing classes, and help with the job search. Please regularly visit their website for upcoming opportunities.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.