Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was represented for the first time at the National Postdoc Association Annual Meeting that was held in San Francisco, on March 17-19th, 2017.
Four postdocs, members of the Berkeley Lab Postdoc (co-chairs Tetiana Shalapska, Antoine Wojdyla, Valentine Trotter, and treasurer Hang Deng) presented the results of one year of efforts to build a postdoc association from the ground up.
All participants had a great time talking with their peers from other labs and university, learning best practices and building collaborations to enhance the experience of their fellow postdocs :
While it is a bit unsettling to find so many attendees with the feeling of uncertainty as post-docs, it is encouraging to see increasing amount of resources and efforts being dedicated to improving post-doc experiences by postdoc associations and/or postdoc offices in different institutions.
says Hang Deng, treasurer of the postdoc association and part of the EESA division.