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.
Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association

Postdoc Groups

Postdoc Coordination Program

The Postdoc Coordination Program bi-weekly organizes social as well as career-development events and seminar talks held by postdocs and senior scientists—all in an effort to enhance interaction and collaboration in Computing Sciences. The seminars are however also open to postdocs from other divisions.

Early-Career Scientist Society

The Early Career Scientists Society (ECSS)  provides a platform to facilitate career & personal development goals for early career scientists.

Weak Interactions

Weak interactions is a ~weekly gathering of young scientists from various fields who visit other young scientist’s lab and experiment.
The program is currently on pause.


National Postdoctoral Association

A member-driven, nonprofit organization, the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) provides a unique, national voice for postdoctoral scholars. Many issues that postdocs face have to be dealt with at a larger scope than locally. And, that’s where NPA has successfully stepped in—since 2003!