Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association

Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association

News and Upcoming Events

LINC Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 22th, 4:30 PM, LINC Committee Meeting

The Lab-Industry Networking Connection (LINC) committee is looking for new volunteers to help us organize virtual career fairs, tech talks, post-to-postdoc seminars and networking events. Join our next committee meeting here.  

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Game Night

Friday, April 16th, 7:30 PM,  Game Night
Please sign up in this spreadsheet to join our biweekly online game night. We have two game rooms for Among Us and Codenames and may add another room to accommodate more people. Feel free to invite your friends and family.

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BLPA Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 20th6pm

BLPA will hold its monthly board meeting on April 20th, Tuesday at 6pm. Board members and BLPA volunteers are invited to join us. Add the meeting to your calendar here.

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Slack Fun Space

We have launched a new Slack “fun space” for all LBNL and affiliated postdocs.
We have dedicated spaces to chat about hobbies, housing, healthcare, COVID-19 and vaccination, food, movies and tv, childcare, sell or buy stuff and even to post photos of your pets! Sign up here and join the conversation.

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Due to the COVID-19 precautions, we have to cancel all planned in-person BLPA events. Join the online activities we’ve prepared for our community. We hope to be able to organize outdoor events again soon! You can sign up our Slack Fun Space to learn more about vaccine eligibility and avalibility. Happy Vaccination!

Past events

Cultural Lunch – Kentucky
On Friday, March 26th, we travelled to Kentucky, USA during our Cultural Lunch brown bag series with Joseph Stevens from JBEI. You can watch Joe’s...
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Virtual Tech Talk – Facebook
Friday, March 19th, 12:00 PM,  Virtual Tech Talk with Facebook’s Dr. Protonu Basu (Research Scientist and former LBL postdoc) spoke about his experience and career opportunities in Facebook.
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Cultural Lunch – Bay Area
On Friday, Feb 26th, 1:00 PM, we will be hosting a Cultural Lunch about the Bay Area led by Roel Van Beeumen and Antoine Wojdyla. Learn about fun...
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Cultural lunch – Holiday Traditions
During our cultural lunch on Friday, December 11, we share holiday traditions that are celebrated around the world. Elle Barnes from USA, Jonelle Basso from...
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Cultural Lunch – Italy
On Friday, November 13, we travelled to Italy during our Cultural Lunch brown bag series with Alice Gatti from the Computational Research Division. You can...
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Cultural Lunch – Germany
On Friday, October 15, we travelled to Germany during our Cultural Lunch brown bag series with Lisa Claus from the Computational Research Division. You can...
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Postdoc-to-Postdoc – Science Pitch
On Friday, September 18th, Maria Żurek, a postdoc in the Nuclear Science Division, let a Postdoc-to-Postdoc brown bag about best practices for an elevator pitch...
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Cultural Lunch – Kerala
On Friday, August 21st, Sooraj Radhakrishnan, from the Nuclear Science Division, presented a cultural lunch about "Kerala - one of many Indias".  If you missed...
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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!



Lisa Claus

Computational Research Division

Louise Frenck, Committee Leader
Outdoor and Community Building (Social)

Materials Science Division

Pramod Bhuvankar, Committee Leader

Energy Geosciences Division

Maximilian Bremer, Committee Leader
Lab-Industry Networking Connection (LINC)

Computational Research Division

Joseph Stevens

Joint BioEnergy Institute

Jonelle Basso

Joint Genome Institute

Oisín Creaner
Board member

Computational Research Division