Postdoctoral Scholars

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The College of Science (CoS) values the important contributions postdoctoral scholars make to the research that takes place in each laboratory. We aim to foster research excellence for our postdoctoral scholars while equipping them for career success beyond their time with us. With a focus on postdoctoral scholar career training beyond the basics, Professor Patricia Champion in the Department of Biological Sciences has been appointed to serve as Director of Postdoctoral Studies in the College of Science.

Patricia Champion, Ph.D., 574-631-8375 office, email

Getting Started: New CoS Postdocs

HR information for new Postdocs

University Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Application to join PostDoc Slack Site

IDP and Mentoring 

Individual Development Plans are a great way for postdoctoral trainees and their mentors to set career development goals and to define a plan of action.

AAAS IDP link (Share this with your mentors)

Shared Expectations

Professional Development 

Programs and Resources

Current Postdoc Resources from the University Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

The Family Resource Center

Office of Grants and Fellowships

Working Through Crisis Workshop Materials

Ombudsperson/ Speak Out

Training Guide for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Postdoc Jobs

Postdoctoral research associates to work on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

The University of Notre Dame High Energy Physics Group has an immediate opening for two Post-doctoral research associates to work on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.

The CMS group at Notre Dame (Hildreth, Jessop, Lannon, Osherson, Wayne) has played a leading role in the construction, commissioning and operation of the CMS hadron calorimeter, and the electromagnetic calorimeter (ECAL) and has extensive roles in software development, high level trigger (HLT) operations, and computing. The group is also actively engaged in developing and coordinating detector upgrade projects for the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC), including the ECAL/HCAL, MIP timing detector (MTD), tracker data processing systems, Level 1 track trigger, and computing. Group members have leadership roles in CMS physics analyses with interests in Higgs coupling measurements (ttH and anomalous Higgs decays), top physics (including searches for new physics using effective field theory techniques), searches for exotic particles decaying through boosted topologies, and electroweak physics. The successful candidate is expected to play an important role in the analysis of CMS data and make significant contributions to either the tracker and track trigger upgrades or computing activities. Candidates with an interest in online or realtime software, digital electronics, machine learning, data science, or high performance analysis software are especially encouraged to apply.

The group is looking for energetic applicants who are enthusiastic about learning new skills. Applicants should have, or be about to obtain, a Ph.D. in Experimental Particle Physics. For full consideration, applications should be received by September 18, 2022. For inquiries, please contact Profs. Marc Osherson ( or Kevin Lannon (

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications to which they have made significant contributions, a description of research interests and skills, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via the Academic Jobs Online website at the given link.

The Department is committed to diversifying its faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, and students and encourages applications from women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

To apply, visit


Robert and Sara Lumpkins Postdoctoral Fellow in Statistics
Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

The Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) in the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame is accepting applications for a Robert and Sara Lumpkins Postdoctoral Fellowship in Statistics to be filled this year. This is a three year nonrenewable position. Preference will be given to applicants whose research includes multidisciplinary collaborations and aligns with the research interests of the department.

ACMS includes research groups in applied mathematics, statistics, and computational science. ACMS offers a Bachelor of Science, a doctoral degree, a research master’s degree, and a professional master’s degree. The teaching load for the Lumpkins Postdoctoral Fellowship is one course each semester. To facilitate conference travel and collaborations, this fellowship is accompanied by a generous annual travel allowance. The position can begin in January or August 2023.

We will begin reviewing completed applications immediately and will continue accepting applications until the position is filled.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant must have a record of success in research in statistics and, at the start of the appointment, a doctorate in statistics or a closely related field.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted through the mathjobs system. These letters should address the applicant's research accomplishments. Questions about the position may be addressed to Department Chair, Jonathan Hauenstein.


Postdoctoral positions in mathematical and computational biology

There are two postdoctoral positions in the areas of mathematical and computational biology in Santiago Schnell’s research group at the University of Notre Dame. Schnell is faculty member in the Departments of Biological Sciences, and Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics. One postdoctoral fellow will work on the development of standard-based tools and measurement approaches in enzymology. The other postdoctoral fellow will work on the development of models to investigate the molecular mechanisms regulating protein homeostasis.

The positions will allow both the flexibility of developing and leading individual projects as well as working as a team member. The successful applicant will interact with our collaborators in Austria, Germany, Great Britain and Israel, and may have the opportunity to train in experimental techniques as well. Candidates should have experience in the mathematical modeling and numerical solutions of differential equations, parameter estimation, and an understanding of biochemical kinetics, biochemistry and cell biology. These positions would suit individuals who have a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, engineering or theoretical physical-chemistry. Candidates must have experience writing publications, excellent communication skills and have a strong work ethic. These positions are available for up to four years. They will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance. Salary level is determined by the number of full years of relevant postdoctoral experience at the NIH NRSA scale.

The positions are full-time. Applicants are advised that they will undergo standard pre-employment screening. Applications should include a full CV, and a cover letter explaining suitability for the position. Candidates are encouraged to read some of the Schnell group recent papers on enzymology or protein homeostasis, and write a brief proposal outlining how they can contribute to our projects and what they would like to do in the Schnell research group. Candidates must arrange for two referees to send references directly to Dr. Schnell. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

For inquiries, please contact Prof. Santiago Schnell via email.


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The University of Notre Dame has a thriving academic community which includes over 200 postdoctoral scholars. As a research university, Notre Dame is community that fosters creative inquiry and scholarship. Because of our distinctive Catholic identity and mission, we value all intellectual inquiry as the pursuit not just of knowledge but also of truth.

Notre Dame is more than a breathtaking campus — our strong community and sense of family, long-standing tradition of excellence, and the ability to offer the best in resources and opportunity means we attract the finest faculty and staff from around the world.

For more information about becoming a postdoctoral researcher at Notre Dame, visit Notre Dame's Office for Postdoctoral Affairs.