University of Notre Dame Office for Postdoctoral Scholars
September 9, 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 September 8, 2014 - click here.

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


by Jessica Stillman of Inc. for The Muse






Social Media

Postdoc Corner

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.  Click here for list of events including chair massages!  #NDPostdcosRock

The National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) repay the student loans of doctoral level, biomedical or behavioral scientists conducting research funded by nonprofit institutions. The application cycle opens on September 1, 2014 and closes on November 17, 2014. You may be eligible to receive up to $70,000 of qualified educational debt repayment with a 2 year contract.


For more information on the LRP and how to apply, 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
ND Engineering Industry Day
  • Full-time Positions
  • Tuesday, September 9th
  • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Joyce Center, Heritage Hall (map location)
Click here for list of employers attending ND Engineering Industry Day.
ND Career Fair
  • Full-time Positions
  • Wednesday, September 10th
  • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Joyce Fieldhouse (map location)
  • Tips for attending the Career Fair
Click here for list of employers attending ND Engineering Industry Day.
Professional Development
Professional Development Expo
  • Date: TOMORROW
  • Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm
  • Location: LaFortune Ballroom (2nd Floor)

Get fitted for a suit, have an expert look over your resume/CV/LinkedIN page, order your business cards, and check out all the incredible opportunities for professional development.  Get professional photos taken that are perfect for LinkedIN, department webpages, etc.  This event is exclusively for graduate students and postdocs, so bring your ID.   


For more information on the Expo, click here.


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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)
  • Register here for seminar
For more information on this workshop, click here.
Graduate School Professional Development Programs

All postdocs may take professional development programs from the Graduate School.  Here are the upcoming programs:


Tuesday, September 9th

  • Got Maps? Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Research and Writing 
    • 5pm-6pm
    • 129 Hesburgh Library

Friday, September 12th

  • Lunch & Learn: Writing Successful Grants
    • 12pm-1pm
    • University Writing Center, 203 Coleman-Morse, 2nd Floor (map)
Tuesday, September 16th
  • Copyright Basics: What do I need to know about what can I do with others' works
    • 5pm-6pm
    • 129 Hesburgh Library 
For workshop descriptions and registration instructions, click 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 enrolling in one of the fall workshops. 


For workshop descriptions, click here.

Building Future Faculty Program

The NC State University Building Future Faculty (BFF) Program is a two day all-expenses paid workshop for doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars who are interested in pursuing academic careers, who are committed to promoting diversity in higher education, and who are one to two years away from beginning a job search. During the workshop, which is held each spring at NC State University, the participants attend sessions describing life as a faculty member at a research extensive university, expectations of new faculty, and resources available to faculty for help with research and teaching. Participants attend presentations on research and teaching and faculty development, as well as having discussion sessions with current faculty at all levels from assistant to full professor. 


For more information on this program, click here.


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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.  Fall workshops will begin soon.. 
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.

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