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 – Insider’s Guide to Turkey

On Friday, May 28, we travelled to Turkey during our Cultural Lunch brown bag series with BLPA Co-chair Gözde Barım from the Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division to discover mesmerizing landscapes, mind-blowing food, magical lands, magnificent historic monuments and more! You can watch Gözde’s presentation here, and find slide decks here. …

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 Trinidad and Tobago, Junsong Lin from China, Oisin Creaner from Ireland, Pramod Bhuvankar from India and Zara Bagdasarian from Georgia shared their traditional meals, activities, …