The Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association is an organization run by, and run for, postdocs and early career scientists working at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. We organize many activities to strengthen our ties to the Lab, to each other and to the (Berkeley) Bay Area. Check out our events, our LinkedIn page, our Facebook group. We also have information on working and living in this beautiful Lab and area. Don’t hesitate to contact us for any more information.
We are federating over 1000 postdoctoral researches affiliated with the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Our goal is to facilitate social interactions, scientific exchanges, seminars and general orientation.
Here is a list of things you might be interested in:
- Check out our events for the latest activities
- BLPA seminar Series X
- Postdoc Orientation (latest presentation is available here)
- Getting around in Berkeley
- Our charter
We’re happy to organize new events at the lab; if you’re interested in participating, please contact us.
Welcome to our February new postdocs at Berkeley Lab!
A new type of activity for BLPA, is a wildlife viewing activity! Point Reyes is home to an elephant seal population, massive 15-feet, 5000-pound seals with an elephant-like trunk. BLPA visited them in January 2019, where we saw them from a safe 200 feet distance. Massive males were lying on …
Welcome to our January new postdocs at Berkeley Lab!
Water in frozen form is not only below 0 °C or 32 °F or 272 K, as we as postdocs all know, but also slippery and very solid as we experienced! A group of postdocs went out & experienced the feeling of graciously sliding over this frozen substance on thin …
The October hike took BLPA to Castle Rock State Park. We hiked among the big rocks via the Saratoga Gap Trail. We even climbed a few!
Insight is now accepting applications from graduating students for our fellowships in: – Data Science (for PhDs & Postdocs) – Health Data Science (for PhDs & Postdocs) – Data Engineering (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs) – Artificial Intelligence (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs) – Data Product Management (for Bachelors, Masters, …
Living in the Bay Area means we should not only explore the land, but also the water of this place. After proper research, the perfect activity had been found for this: kayaking! Sitting on a boat paddling at a leisure pace, enjoying the water, the sun and the wind. It …
The July bike ride took a group of postdocs along the Bay Shore Trail and across the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island. There we hung out at the TreasureFest flea market.
They July edition of the BLPA Meet&Greet involved several chip dips. They were enjoyed in Lab cafeteria patio.
This July BLPA hike took us up to Angel Island. We took the ferry from Tiburon, hiked up to top of Mt Livermore and visited the Immigration Station. The weather was very beautiful, but sadly San Francisco was covered by the fog.