Welcome to Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association (BLPA)

The Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association is an organization run by, and run for, 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. Check out our events, our LinkedIn page, our Facebook group. We also have information on working and living in this beautiful Lab and area. Don’t hesitate to contact us for any more information.

Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association (BLPA)

We are federating over 1000 postdoctoral researches affiliated with the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Our goal is to facilitate social interactions, scientific exchanges, seminars and general orientation.

Here is a list of things you might be interested in:

We’re happy to organize new events at the lab; if you’re interested in participating, please contact us.


If you are from UC Berkeley, you might want to say hi to our friends at Berkeley Postdoc Association (BPA) and the Visiting Scholars and Postdocs Association (VSPA). They have some good resources!

Cultural Lunch – Straight outta Chennai to “fine” Singapore!

On Friday, August 27th, we travelled to India and Singapore during our Cultural Lunch brown bag series with BLPA Board Member Rajiv Ramanujam Prabhakar from the Chemical Science Division to fascinating landscapes, mind-blowing food, magnificent historic monuments and also interesting stories! You can watch Rajiv’s presentation here. Do you want …

Meeting with Horst Simon

On Monday June 21st, BLPA Board Members had our annual meeting with Berkeley Lab Deputy Director Horst Simon. We discussed our association’s mission, and future projects for our postdoc community. Thank you Horst again for supporting LBNL postdoc community and everything you have done for our association. We greatly appreciate …