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
Would you like to get a VIP tour of the Molecular Foundry? Join us on Thursday, May 16th at 3 pm in the 3rd-floor lobby of Building 67. Then we will have our monthly Meet & Greet from 4:00 - 5:00 at the Molecular Foundry Patio.
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Postdoc to postdoc

Join us for our new mentoring activity Postdoc to Postdoc! This time, we will have brown-bag conversation about the application process for academic tenure-track positions on Tuesday, May 21th at noon in Perseverance Hall 54-130.

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Cultural Lunch
Join us on May 24th to learn about Taiwan with Ro-Ya Liu, a postdoc in the Advanced Light Surce. We will meet at noon in Perseverance Hall 54-130.
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Past events

Hike Rock City
On Sunday, May 12th, Berkeley Lab Postdocs went to Mt Diablo state park to enjoy the various spectacular geological formations and the amazing panoramic views...
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Networking event at Buck Institut
We went to Buck Institute - Novato Ca for a full-day event organized by the Bay Area Postdoc Association ( We started with a networking...
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Ukraine – Cultural Lunch
Dmytro Oliinychenko from the Nuclear Science Division told us about his home country: Ukraine. We learned about geography, food, and sports; all accompanied by homemade...
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Postdoc to Postdoc: a peer-to-peer mentoring conversation!
We launched a new peer-to-peer mentoring activity! Last Wednesday, Louise Lassalle, a postdoc in the Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division, shared her personal experience...
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The Netherlands – Cultural Lunch
The Netherlands - which is NOT the same as Holland. Holland is only a small part of it. A country of flatness, water, biking and...
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Postdoc Orientation – May 2019
Welcome to our May new postdocs at Berkeley Lab! Download presentation.
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BLPA at National Postdoc Annual Conference
Our BLPA representatives together with the LBNL Postdoc Manager have an amazing opportunity to participate in the National Postdoc Association Annual Conference in Orlando. The...
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Hike Mount Diablo
On Sunday April 7th, 19 Berkeley lab postdocs went on a hiking trip to Mount Diablo State park, about an hour away from Berkely. Hiking...
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BLPA Board

BLPA is made up of volunteers – and we are always looking to grow! Are you interested? Do you want to know about the inner workings of BLPA and contribute to the postdoc community, building a larger network? Please contact us (postdoc (at) or sign up to check out one of our many committees!

Leticia Arnedo-Sanchez
Chemical Sciences Division

Louise Lassalle
Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division
Committee Coordinator Social

Fadji Maina
Energy Geosciences Division
Committee Coordinator Communication
Personal website

Venkitesh Ayyar
Computational Research Division
Committee Coordinator Outdoor & Secretary
Personal website

Karol Krizka
Physics Division

Ro-Ya Liu
Advanced Light Source
Board Member

Jonathan Madsen
Board Member

Nameera Baig
Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division
Board Member

Pei Li
Energy Geosciences Division
Board Member

Arnoud Everhardt
Materials Sciences Division
Board Member