University of Notre Dame Office for Postdoctoral Scholars
August 5, 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 August 4, 2014 - click here.

Spotlight Jobs of the Week
Helpful Hints

Positive Productivity Points

By John Brandon 
for Inc.

GPS for Mindy, Body & Soul


by Hillary Biscay for MindBodyGreen






Social Media

Postdoc Corner

Please welcome the following new postdocs to the ND Postdoc Community.
  • Steven J. Battin, Theology
  • Joshua Bennett, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Mark Bourgeois, John J.Reilly Center
  • Daniel Brake, Applied Computational Mathematics and Statistics
  • Lane DesAutels, John J. Reilly Center
  • Chris Holliman, Mathematics
  • Sonia Howell, Office of Digital Learning/Keough-Naughton
  • Erin Lemrow, First Year Studies
  • Guoliang Li, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Haining Liu, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Yujiao Mai, Psychology
  • Ava Mauro, Applied Computational Mathematics and Statistics
  • Hannes Schuler, Biological Sciences
  • Geoffrey Smith, Physics
  • Halyan Yashan, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Qiang Zhong, Civil & Engineering and Environmental Sciences

by Carrie Arnold for Science


After he defended his dissertation and moved to a new lab-at Dartmouth College for a postdoc-Ian Street hoped his battles with anxiety and depression were over. He was happy about his successful thesis defense-in botany, at Washington University in St. Louis-and a change of scenery seemed just what he needed.


Then, after a breakup with his girlfriend, with the pressures of being a new postdoc taking a toll, he found the sadness, isolation, and worry returning. In St. Louis, Street had an array of resources he could rely on, available to all graduate students, from on-campus counseling to support groups. As a postdoc, however, he was no longer a tuition-paying student, and he found himself cut off from his familiar sources of support.


For the the full article by Arnold, 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
GrantWinners Seminar

The Office of Research at the University of Notre Dame is sponsoring a CAREER DEVELOPMENT GRANTS FOR PRE- AND POSTDOCS.  The workshop will be led by Dr. Robert Porter (click here for bio). This will be an all day event and lunch will be provided to attendees. 

  • Date: Friday, September 26, 2014
  • Time: To be announced, all-day workshop
  • Location: McKenna Hall (campus map)
For more information on this workshop, click here.
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. 
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

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