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

National Postdoc Appreciation Week
The National Postdoc Appreciation Week will take place on September 17-21, 2018. Several events are being organized around the lab.
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The next orientation for new postdocs is October 3, 2018 in 70A-3377.
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Pub Night
The next Postdoc Pub Night will be October 5, 2018 at the Periodic Table.
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Meet & Greet
The next Meet&Greet will be October 18 at 4 pm on the Cafeteria Patio.
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Past events

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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Bay Area Postdocs – Picnic
Let's meet! BayAreaPostdocs Networking & Socializing picnic @DoloresPark in SF on June 2nd (2-5pm).
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Orientation – May 2018
Welcome to our May new postdocs at Berkeley Lab!
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Annadel hike
Last Sunday a group of postdocs from LBL went hiking together with the Buck institute, in the Annadel State Park. A selection of the photos...
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BLPA Board

Louise Lassalle
Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging

Valentine Trotter
Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology

Roel Van Beeumen
Computational Research 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

Kang Yao
Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division
Board Member

Antoine Wojdyla
Materials Sciences Division
Consultant, Former Co-chair

Hang Deng
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Consultant, Former Treasurer

Jana Voriskova
Climate & Ecosystem Sciences
Former Secretary

Robert Streubel
Materials Sciences Division

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