June 10, 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 June 9, 2014 - click here.

Spotlight Jobs of the Week
Helpful Hints

Positive Productivity Points

By Craig Jarrow

GPS for Mindy, Body & Soul
Social Media

Postdoc Corner
How to Calculate Your Odds of Becoming a Principal Investigator - Career Moneyball

In 2012, three friends were laughing about the academic rat race as they toiled away in a computational biology lab at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. David van Dijk and Ohad Manor were both Ph.D. students, and Lucas Carey was doing his first postdoc. While scanning through PubMed, the vast online database of biological abstracts, van Dijk had an idea. Why not scrape PubMed's citation data, build a statistical model of people's academic careers based on their publication records-total number of journal papers, number that are first author, and the impact factor (IF) of those journals-and find out what factors are most important for career success? The key assumption is that the last name on a many authored paper is the principal investigator (PI), which, they figured, is a decent proxy for success in an academic science career.
To read the full article by Bohannon, 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

How setting specific goals and reading job descriptions can save you hardship in your career search.


Can you think of people in your personal life who seem to be their own worst enemies? You know the ones -- you may even be one. They're the folks who have grand plans that never seem to come through... and for whom failure feels like a mystery or bad luck. But looking in from the outside, you have a pretty clear view that it's actually due to their own personal failings and lack of knowledge on what needed to be done.


When it comes to finding a job, plenty of people carry over that same unproductive tendency. When job searches simply don't gain steam, most recruiters can tell you that it often boils down to one thing: the bad habit of never setting a firm, specific job goal. 


Click here to read the full article by Sundheim.


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. 
Summer Learning Programs from ND Human Resorces
ND Human Resources provides workshops for all ND employees. For a full list of courses offered this summer, descriptions, dates/times and registration click here.

Calendar of Events
ND Postdoc Women's Mixer


A great time was had at the first ND Postdoc Women's Mixer.  if you were unable to attend, we have pictures on the ND Postdoc Website.  The ND Postdoc Women's Group Committee would like ideas from the ND Postdoc Women on future social and professional development events.  Click here to help the committee by completing this BRIEF survey.


We look forward to seeing you at future events.


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 - Click here to be part of the discussion.


Location: Outside LaFortune (campus map) - bring your lunch, drinks and treats will be provided.


Price: via Amazon  - Kindle $9.00 or Paperback $14.98 
Postdoc Summer Picnic


Mark your calendars to attend the first annual Postdoc Summer Picnic.  We will also be celebrating the 1 Year Anniversary of the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars.  There will be food, games, prizes and a DUNK TANK.  This event is free to all ND Postdocs and their families.


When: Thursday, July 17

Time:  11:30am - 1:30pm

Location: Irish Green - south part of campus (Map location)


Stay tuned for further details about the summer picnic!!  We look forward to having some fun with all of you on July 17th.


World Cup Game Watches


The 2014 World Cup will air from Thursday, June 12 through Sunday, July 13. Join your fellow students, faculty and staff to watch your favorite teams compete for the championship title in the LaFortune Montgomery Auditorium. A full schedule of game watches is available online


Sponsored by Notre Dame International, the LaFortune Student Center, Graduate Student Life, the Graduate Student Union and the Student Activities Office. 


PhD Comics


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