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

Series X
Our Series X seminar is this Friday January 11th 2019, at 11 am to learn about the scientific journey of the distinguished scientist but also a strong supporter of young researchers Eva Nogales. The building is 15 Auditorium (15-253).
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Pub Night
The next Postdoc Pub Night will be January 11! A dinner at 6 pm followed by our traditional pubnight at 7 pm. Both at the Doc's Refresher.
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The next hike will be January 13, 2019 to Point Reyes. Interested parties should RSVP.
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Board game night
Wednesday January 16th we have a board game night starting at 6 pm in Perseverance Hall (behind the cafeteria). Just come by to play some games!
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Past events

Elephant seals @ Point Reyes – January 2019
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...
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Ice Skating
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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“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.
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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...
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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),...
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BLPA Board

Roel Van Beeumen
Computational Research Division

Maria Żurek
Nuclear Science Division

Björn Enders
Advanced Light Source
Committee Coordinator Outdoor & Treasurer

Judit Oliver-Meseguer
Chemical Sciences Division
Committee Coordinator Social

Ngoc Bui
Molecular Foundry
Committee Coordinator Communication

Sneha Jani
Molecular Foundry
Committee Coordinator LINC

Arnoud Everhardt
Materials Sciences Division

Karol Krizka
Physics Division

Leticia Arnedo-Sanchez
Chemical Sciences Division
Board Member

Venkitesh Ayyar
Board Member

Sophia Betzler
Materials Sciences Division
Board Member

Junsong Lin
Physics Division
Board Member

Ro-Ya Liu
Advanced Light Source
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.