Friday, September 2nd, 12:00 PM, Tech Talk: Keystone
The Lab-Industry Networking Connection (LINC) Committee invites you to the next virtual tech talk about working and career opportunities at Keystone – a business management consulting firm. Anna Lischke (Engagement Manager) will talk about how she uses her PhD to help lawyers make better legal arguments. Join this Q&A session to know more, especially the opportunities for postdocs. Mark your calendar and join this Zoom Q&A session!
Sunday, September 4, 10am, Hiking in Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park
BLPA is happy to invite you to our first hike this month this Sunday (09/04) in the Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park in Oakland, CA. This hike is a 6-mile loop trail (West Ridge and French Trail Loop) with a total elevation gain of ~900 ft. The trail passes through the heart of the redwood forest, which is the largest remaining natural stand of coast redwood found in the East Bay. The route is considered moderately challenging and it may take approximately 2.5 hours to complete. Also, a significant part of the hike is tree-shaded. Please see this link for more details. Sign up here to join.
Friday, September 2nd, 6-9 PM, BLPA Anniversary at Cornerstone
Join us in celebrating the 6th anniversary of the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association at Cornerstone this Friday, September 2nd from 6-9 PM! The event will be catered (with vegetarian & vegan options) and your first drink is on us!
Due to a max occupancy from Cornerstone, we would like to gauge interest (and get a sense of numbers) by having you RSVP here! We will prioritize entry to Berkeley Lab postdocs so please RSVP with your Berkeley Lab email and bring your badge to the event!
We hope to see you there & look forward to celebrating with you!
Slack Fun Space
We have launched a new Slack “fun space” for all LBNL and affiliated postdocs.
We have dedicated spaces to chat about housing, healthcare, taxes, COVID-19 & vaccination, hobbies & events, food, movies & tv, childcare, sell or buy stuff and even to post photos of your pets! Sign up here and join the conversation.
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) lbl.gov) or sign up to check out one of our many committees!
Maximilian Bremer, Committee Leader
Lab-Industry Networking Connection (LINC)
Rajiv Ramanujam Prabhakar, Committee Leader
Christian Messe, Committee Leader
Fatima H. Garcia
We are always on the lookout for new events that could be fun and that we can bring to the postdoc community together as well as enthusiastic individuals interested in serving the postdoc community. If you have any ideas for events, please let us know by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by dropping a line to a board member you know. If you’d like to volunteer with BLPA, please fill out this form.
Social Committee puts together a wide variety of events to enrich the postdocs’ personal lives and support networking among postdocs in a social context. We organize social events and outdoor activities including movie nights, game nights, hikes, pub nights, meet & greet events as well as a labmate program for new postdocs and we are happy to include new ideas. Join us to support social interactions among postdocs at Berkeley Lab.
Outreach Committee focuses on self development and diversity & inclusion activities including brown bag seminars (postdoc-to-postdoc, science café, cultural lunch) as well as coffee with postdocs blogs, outreach events and workshops. We also enhance communication between the BLPA Board and nation-wide postdoc community and foster networking and collaborative communication across divisions. Join us in preparing seminars, workshops, blog posts, newsletters while improving your science communication and public speaking skills.
Lab-Industry Networking Connection (LINC) Committee
LINC committee organizes tech talks, company site visits, networking events and career fairs to educate postdocs about careers beyond academia and facilitate effective networking between postdocs and industry partners. Join us if you are interested in expanding your professional network and exploring opportunities beyond academia while improving your communication, networking, leadership, time and project management skills.