University of Notre Dame Office for Postdoctoral Scholars
August 19, 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 18, 2014 - click here.

Spotlight Jobs of the Week
Helpful Hints
GPS for Mindy, Body & Soul


by Eric Ravenscraft for Lifehacker






Social Media

Postdoc Corner

Periodically I try to share some of the tools I'm using in the process of researching, writing, presenting, and muddling about online; I've noticed that frequently there are things I'm taking for granted that others don't know anything about (and could really use!). This time around I'm focusing on tools I've worked with in various ways for academic and other research over the past year. I think this about as close as I'll get to doing a "back to school" post, especially since it's not even mid-August. Enjoy - and I hope you find something new and helpful...


For the the full article by Fullick, click here



International Student & Scholar Affairs, located in 105 Main Building, will beclosed from Tuesday through Thursday, August 19-21 for International Student Orientation. Students and scholars who need immigration assistance during this time should email or visit the ISSA staff in the Jordan Hall of Science.


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

Demos and Training for Postdocs


August 21, 2014
September 16, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
331 DeBartolo Hall - bring your laptop
127 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. - Congrats to Mridul Mandal for winning the first $50 Amazon gift card


Cookies and beverages will be provided. 

Coming to the training on Thursday? Let us know, by clicking  here.

For more information on this free repository for all postdocs, click here.


Nontraditional Science Careers: Consultant

Christina Szalinski for the ascb post


The secret is out. There is life beyond the lab or the classroom for someone with a PhD in molecular biology, especially in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. And yet many of these business careers have little to do directly with bench expertise but instead call on doctoral level training in analysis, planning, and communication. Those are the key skills that serve Jason Huhn and Danielle Haney, recent PhD graduates who are happily pursuing fast-paced, well-paid office-based careers as consultants. 


Click here for the full article by Szalinski.
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

Football 101 for International Postdocs



Don't know anything about American football? Don't worry! Students and postdocs are invited to tour the Notre Dame locker room and tunnel on Monday, August 25 to learn about Notre Dame's football traditions.

  • When: Monday, August 25, 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Where: Meet at the north gate of the Stadium

Following the tour, we'll head over to the Hesburgh Library Carey
Auditorium for a presentation about the basics of American football
presented by Tony Yelovich, former assistant coach. RSVP to encouraged, but not required.

Sponsored by International Student and Scholar Affairs and Notre Dame Athletics 

National Postdoc Appreciation Week


The National Postdoctoral Association's (NPA) fifth annual
celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) will take place September 15 - 19, 2014.

NPAW, the nation's largest celebration of postdoctoral scholars, was established with the goal of increasing awareness of postdocs.


The University of Notre Dame is proud of our postdocs and we will be celebrating this week with all of you.  Stay tuned for more information on events for this week!  #NDPostdcosRock


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.

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