Postdoctoral Research

The University of Notre Dame has a thriving academic community which includes over 200 postdoctoral scholars.  As a research university, Notre Dame is a teaching and learning community that fosters creative inquiry and scholarship while engaging and enlightening students' minds. Because of Notre Dame's distinctive Catholic identity and mission, it values 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, visit he Office for Postdoctoral Scholars.

Events within the College of Science for postdoctoral researchers


Colleges of Science and Engineering Joint Annual Meeting (COSE-JAM)


Colleges of Science and Engineering Joint Annual Meeting (COSE-JAM)

The second annual Colleges of Science and Engineering Joint Annual Meeting (COSE-JAM) for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will be held Friday, December 7, 2018 in Jordan Hall of Science.

Poster presentations

COSE-JAM aims to highlight the achievements of postgraduate trainees, foster interdisciplinary research and interactions, develop presentation and mentoring skills, furnish advice on career development, and provide a forum for extramural scientific and job presentations to diverse audiences.  This all-day event consists of morning podium presentations, a lunchtime Q&A session with the Associate Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Scholars as well as multiple directors of graduate studies from both colleges, followed by an afternoon poster session and concurrent social reception.

All graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend are invited to participate in COSE-JAM by sharing their original research with their colleagues in either an oral or poster format.  Research may have been conducted on or off campus, and mentored by faculty from the University of Notre Dame and/or at other universities and colleges.  Please note that the costs of poster printing will be covered by the COS and COE.

Sample schedule of events

  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.: Oral sessions, Rooms 101 and 105, and breakfast/soft drinks, Galleria
  • 12-1:30 p.m.: Lunch, Galleria
  • 12:15-1:15 p.m.: Panel discussion on STEM careers, Room 101
  • 1:30-4:30 p.m.: Poster session and refreshments, Galleria
  • 3-5:30 p.m.: Social reception with hors d'oevres and adult beverages, Galleria

Abstracts of 300 words or less are due no later than November 29, 2018, through the submission portal.

To learn more about last year's event, please view the 2017 Abstract booklet (PDF ~1MB)

Direct all inquiries to Matthew J. Ravosa, professor of biological sciences.