May 13, 2014
In This Issue
Quick Links
ND Postdoc Website
ND Resources
Community Links
Job Search Sites
ND Human Resources
Important Resources
One-on-One Consultations

Do you need assistance with career services, finding funding, developing an IDP or have questions but don't know whom to ask or where to go? Click here to schedule a One-on-One consultation with Kim Patton.
ND Calendar & Events
For a full listing of events on the Notre Dame campus for the week of May 12, 2014 - click here.

Spotlight Jobs of the Week
Helpful Hints
Positive Productivity Points

By Melanie Pinola 

GPS for Mindy, Body & Soul


by Jon Wortmann for Huffington Post



Social Media

Postdoc Corner

I always thought I was meant to be scientist, even if I did not entirely understand what a scientist was as a kid. I loved to create, design, and understand how things worked. I also aspired to invent something; if I was not making some invisible potion to cure laughitis, I was imagining some kind of creation to make the bad monsters go away that were haunting my room.
Today, as I think about my next experiments in the lab (i.e., how can I selectively eliminate the cancer monsters?), I also wonder how much longer I can last as a scientist. If I continue along the academic path, do I have a sustainable future? Grants are hard to come by and tenure-track positions are few. Moreover, the amount of time you put into the work is not always rewarded sufficiently. As many postdoctoral researchers know, our salaries are often less than our peers who have bachelor's degrees. Essentially, we invested lots of research time and got little return on our investment. 
To read the full article by Lori Bystrom, click here.
The ND Postdoc Newsletter wants to share your research or article you have written with the ND Postdoc Community.  If you would like to submit an article for the newsletter, please email Kim Patton.

Career Services
Should You Disclose Your Salary in an Interview?
By Phil Stott for vault

A friend recently asked me for advice on dealing with a scenario that will be common to many job seekers: he was getting pretty deep into the recruitment process with a firm, but no-one had mentioned money. When, he wanted to know, was the right time to bring it up? And, given that he feels significantly underpaid in his current position, how could he avoid being lowballed this time out? 


Click here to get the four tips for juggling work and a grueling job search.


Professional Development
Workshops from the Graduate School

The Graduate School Professional Development Committee is planning workshops for the next academic year.  The committee would like to hear from you regarding workshops that would be beneficial for ND Postdocs.  Please email Kim Patton with any suggestions for future professional development workshops.


For workshop descriptions, click here.


National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity


The University has entered into a relationship with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) to provide additional professional development training opportunities for faculty and postdoctoral scholars.  Our institutional membership allows all Postdoctral Scholars, Assistant Professors, and Associate Professors to participate in most of the programs without further cost.  Click here for more information. 
Workshops from the Hesburgh Library
May 13 and 14
  • Workshop Series:  CDS + CSR Research & Statistical Tools Camp

The Hesburgh Libraries' Center for Digital Scholarship and the Center for Social Research are co-sponsoring a 

Research & Statistical Tools Camp that will provide introductory sessions open to postdocs, graduate students, faculty, and staff a variety of topics. Register for two full days, or select only a few sessions. You decide!

Workshops from ND Human Resorces
ND Human Resources provides workshops for all ND employees. For a full list of courses, descriptions, dates/times and registration click here.

Calendar of Events
World on Tap


Wednesday, May 14, 4pm-6pm, Rohr's at the Morris Inn

International postdocs and graduate students are invited to The World on Tap, a monthly social at Rohr's. Free appetizers will be provided. The first 50 international students and scholars will also receive a free drink ticket valued up to $6. Please bring a valid photo ID.


PhD Comics


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