University of Notre Dame Office for Postdoctoral Scholars
July 29, 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 July 28, 2014 - click here.

Spotlight Jobs of the Week
Helpful Hints

Positive Productivity Points


GPS for Mindy, Body & Soul


by Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD for sharecare






Social Media

Postdoc Corner

by Donna Kridelbaugh for BioCareers


Mentors make a positive impact on youth's lives, and research shows that "mentoring works." A mentor can improve a student's school attendance record, chance of going to college and attitude towards learning. 


Mentors are needed at every step, from grade school to college and beyond, to connect individuals with the resources that they need to achieve their goals, and to help them realize their full potential. Anyone can be an effective mentor. It just takes a caring attitude and a genuine desire to guide your mentee towards success in life.


Why should you care about mentoring?

For the the full article by Kridelbaugh, 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
Academic iNDex

What is it?
  • A secure, easily accessible, online repository for your academic and professional history
  • An index of your publications, presentations, grants, work
    history, and other academic achievements
  • A resource for identifying scholars eligible for specific grant
    and fellowship opportunities
  • A tool to quickly create personalized CVs, resumes, lists
    of publications or presentations, and more

Why should you use it?

  • Time-saving - enter your information once, use it many
  • Record your academic and professional development,
    including grants, biographical sketches, presentations,
    publications, awards, and much more
  • Quickly summarize your accomplishments in various
    formats - CV/resume templates, lists of presentations,
    publications, or grants
  • Keep your history safe from hardware crashes with a
    secure, reliable, central repository for all academic information

Demos for Postdocs


August 14, 2014September 16, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
316 DeBartolo Hall127 Nieuwland Hall


If you attend one of the Demos, you will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.  You may only win once. You must be present to win. Drawing will occur at the end of each Demo.


Cookies and beverages will be provided at each demo.


Professional Development
2014 ASCB/IFCB Meeting

When: December 6-10, 2014

Where: Philadelphia, PA


Travel awards for Postdocs to attend meeting.  For more information visit the ASCB meeting website here 


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


Join us for the inaugural Shamrock Series 5k when the Irish head to Indianapolis to take on Purdue! Get your Game Day going with a running start before enjoying the rest of the pregame festivities!


Runners will enjoy a scenic run through downtown Indianapolis, entertainment from ND spirit groups, and a finish line celebration at Pan Am Plaza with the Notre Dame cheerleaders where each runner will be presented with a finisher's medal!


The race will benefit Graduate Student Fellowships at the University of Notre Dame, which enable graduate students to pursue research and course work in their field of study.


The race kicks off at 8:00 AM on Saturday, September 13th in Downtown Indianapolis in front of Bankers Life Fieldhouse (125 S. Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204). Onsite registration opens at 6:30 AM.


  • Shamrock Series 5k race t-shirt
  • Under Armour giveaways
  • Scenic downtown Indianapolis course (Indiana War Memorial, Monument Circle, Lucas Oil Stadium)
  • Entertainment along route from ND spirit groups and others!
  • Finisher's medal
  • Awards from Under Armour for top overall and age group finishers
  • Post-race hydration and snacks
For more information on the 2014 Shamrock Series weekend events in Indianapolis, click here.

For registration information, click  here.

The World on Tap


International postdocs and grad 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. You must be over the age of 21 to attend.

  • Date: August 6, 2014
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Research Humor


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