May 20, 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 19, 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
NSBRI - First Award Fellowship Program

The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) is currently soliciting proposals for the 2014 First Award Fellowship Program.  NSBRI leads a national effort to conduct the integrated, critical path, biomedical research necessary to support long-term human presence, development and exploration of space and enhances life on Earth by applying the resulting advances in human knowledge and technology. 
The postdoctoral fellowship offers two years of funding, with a third year available.  The deadline for the submission is June 6, 2014.  
For more information about the award, click here.
Postdoc Office Summer Hours

From Monday, May 19, 2014 to Friday, August 22, 2014 the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars will be open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

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
By Jennifer Polk for PhD to Life

I was recently chatting with a friend here in Toronto who's ABD and looking for full-time employment. He told me that when he "buried his degree" on his resume - placed education last instead of closer to the top - that he'd received much better responses from potential employers. Previously, his applications hadn't resulted in anything; now, he'd been on two interviews in the past month. 


Click here to read the full article by Polk and get the six resume writing tips for PhDs.


Professional Development
Workshops from the Kaneb Center

Are you interested in learning more about discipline-specific teaching and learning in the university setting? The university offers short credit-bearing summer graduate courses on university teaching and learning in various fields!  Consider taking one of this year's courses 


For class 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 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
ND Postdoc Women's Mixer


Friday, June 6, 6pm-8pm, Eck Visitor's/Alumni Center


Please join your fellow ND Postdoc Women for a fun evening to get to know each other and to learn about the newly formed ND Postdoc Women's Group open to all ND Postdoc Women. Drinks and appetizers will be provided.


Please RSVP here to let us know your coming.


ND Postdoc Women's Book Club


Book: (Forget a Mentor) Find a Sponsor 


Author: Sylvia Ann Hewlett  


Synopsis: Discusses professional development and the people that can help you achieve your goals and how to deepen the relationships that will get you where you want to go in your career.


Discussion: June 27, 2014 at noon - Register here to be part of the discussion.


Location: TBD


Price: via Amazon  - Kindle $9.00 or Paperback $14.98 
PhD Comics


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