Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association

Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association

The Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association is an organization run by and for about 1000 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. Our goal is to facilitate social interactions, scientific exchanges, seminars and general orientation.

Upcoming Events

Meet & Greet
We will have a Postdoc Holiday Celebration on Wednesday December 12 inside the cafeteria!
Read More "Meet & Greet"
The next orientation for new postdocs is December 13, 2018 in Perseverance Hall.
Read More "Orientation"
Cultural Lunch
Our next cultural lunch will be Friday December 14, 2018 in Perseverance Hall (54-130) at noonAndrew Haddad will talk about Kentucky.
Read More "Cultural Lunch"
Pub Night
The next Postdoc Pub Night will be December 14! A dinner at 6 pm at Casa Latina, followed by our traditional pubnight at 7 pm in The Albatross.
Read More "Pub Night"

Past events

Castle Rock State Park Hike – October 2018
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...
Read More "Castle Rock State Park Hike – October 2018"
Kayaking @ Lake Chabot
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...
Read More "Kayaking @ Lake Chabot"
Treasure Island Bike Ride – July 2018
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...
Read More "Treasure Island Bike Ride – July 2018"
“Dip-In Break” Meet&Greet – July 2018
They July edition of the BLPA Meet&Greet involved several chip dips. They were enjoyed in Lab cafeteria patio.
Read More "“Dip-In Break” Meet&Greet – July 2018"
Angel Island Hike – July 2018
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...
Read More "Angel Island Hike – July 2018"
Sausalito Bike Ride – June 2018
One of the best rides in the Bay Area is across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Our trail took us across the Bay (via BART),...
Read More "Sausalito Bike Ride – June 2018"
Bay Area Postdocs – Picnic
Let's meet! BayAreaPostdocs Networking & Socializing picnic @DoloresPark in SF on June 2nd (2-5pm).
Read More "Bay Area Postdocs – Picnic"
Orientation – May 2018
Welcome to our May new postdocs at Berkeley Lab!
Read More "Orientation – May 2018"


BLPA Board

Roel Van Beeumen
Computational Research Division

Maria Żurek
Nuclear Science Division

Arnoud Everhardt
Materials Sciences Division

Björn Enders
Advanced Light Source
Treasurer, Outdoor Committee Leader

Judit Oliver-Meseguer
Chemical Sciences Division
Social Committee Leader

Ngoc Bui
Molecular Fountry
Communication Committee Leader

Karol Krizka
Physics Division
Board Member

Sneha Jani
Molecular Fountry

Leticia Arnedo-Sanchez
Chemical Sciences Division
Board Member

Venkitesh Ayyar
Board Member

Sophia Betzler
Materials Sciences Division
Board Member

Fadji Maina
Energy Geosciences Division
Board Member






The board is made up of volunteers. We are always looking for new members, so please contact us.