University of Notre Dame Office for Postdoctoral Scholars
September 16, 2014
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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 15, 2014 - click here.

Faculty & Staff Meal Plans
We are happy to announce Halal meat is now available at South Dining Hall for lunch and dinner. Just go to the stir fry station there, and ask for Halal meat to be prepared. Staff have been trained to use a  special pan and utensil to prepare your food.

For more information about faculty & staff meal plans, click here.

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

by Naomi Teeter for MindBodyGreen






Social Media

Postdoc Corner

National Postdoc Appreciation Week


The University of Notre Dame is proud of our postdocs and we will be celebrating this week with all of you. 

  • Tuesdays Events: Academic iNDex Demo and PhD the Movie
  • Wednesdays Events: Chair Massages and What is Stress? How it Affects us Physically and Mentally
  • Thursday Events: Academic Job Search Workshop and Presenting Yourself Well Outside the Academy Workshop
  • Friday Events: Ice Cream Social and Vote for Appreciate Your Postdoc Photo Contest

Click here for times and locations for above events.  You do not need to register for any of the above events except for the chair massages.



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
4 Tips in Creating the Perfect Interview Environment

Have you had a video interview? If you have not been in a video interview yet, just wait. This could be done via Skype, Google Hangouts, or a variety of other platforms. The key to a successful video interview is to look and, more importantly, sound your best.

Click here to read the 4 tips.

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)
  • 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:


Wednesday, September 17th

  • Gathering Early Semester Student Feedback
    • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
    • 202 La Fortune Center
  • Research Integrity Workshop Series: Recognizing and Approaching Ethical Problems
    • 4pm - 5pm
    • 330 DeBartolo

Thursday, September 18th

  • Preparing for the Academic Job Market II: The Teaching Philosophy Statement
    • 2:00pm - 3:15pm 
    • 202 La Fortune Center
  • Intro to Using Stata for Data Analysis
    •  3:30pm - 4:30pm
    • CDS Classroom 129 (Hesburgh Library - 1st Floor Northeast) 
  • EAP Workshop: Paraphrasing, Using Sources Effectively & Avoiding Plaigarism
    • 6:30pm - 7:45pm
    • 303 DeBartolo
Friday, September 19th
  • Lunch & Learn: How to Get/Write Great Recommendation Letters
    • 1pm-2pm
    • Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library 
Saturday, September 20th
  • Preparing for the Academic Job Market III: Working at Different Types of Institutions
    • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
    • 202 LaFortune Center
Tuesday, September 23rd
  • Research, Bibliography and Citation Management Tools Forum  (Tuesday Tuneups Series)
    • 5:00pm-6:00pm
    • 129 Hesburgh Library 
    • Register here

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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Calendar of Events
 ACS on Campus


The University of Notre Dame's College of Science, Hesburgh Libraries and The Graduate School are pleased to announce the American Chemical Societies 'ACS On Campus at Notre Dame' event which will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 8:00am - 5:00pm in the Notre Dame Conference Center at McKenna Hall.


ACS on Campus is an outreach program dedicated to helping science students, postdocs, and faculty enhance and advance their careers.  Attend sessions on the scholarly publishing process, learn more about ACS Publications Open Access Programs, see ChemWorx and SciFinder demos, and participate in a Career Pathways: Working in Industry workshop.  ACS on Campus is a great opportunity to network, build skills and learn valuable career tips and strategies.


A pre-event evening will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in the Jordan Hall of Science (Room 101) featuring a Science Café Networking Event and panel discussion on 'Careers in Chemistry: What Can I do with a PhD?'  A more detailed agenda including panelists and keynote speaker bios will be forthcoming on our  website.


This event is free but  registration is required in order to attend.  Complimentary food will be provided for all registered participants including a networking luncheon on Wednesday at the Morris Inn.


For more information or to respond to questions, please contact Thurston Miller, Tara O'Leary, Marissa Gebhard, Kim Patton or Larry Westfall


Registration is open now.  Follow ACS on Twitter @ACSonC for updates!  #ACSatNotreDame


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