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.
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:
- Check out our events for the latest activities
- BLPA seminar Series X
- Postdoc Orientation (latest presentation is available here)
- Getting around in Berkeley
- Our charter
We’re happy to organize new events at the lab; if you’re interested in participating, please contact us.
In case you missed the panel discussion with Dr. Hualan Lui, a research scientist from the Joint Genome Institute, about career development as a postdoc, you can find the recording here.
After working together as a community and pooling our Bucketlist Points, the BLPA has officially been given the opportunity to name a Berkeley Lab Goat! The postdoc community suggested a lot of great names, and the vote was among the best 10. Everybody had the chance to vote. The result was a close …
On Saturday April 30th, a small group of postdocs from LBNL attended a pottery workshop at UC Berkeley campus. They learned how to create beautiful mugs and bowls. It was a success!
On a cloudy Saturday, April 16th, a group of postdocs from LBNL hiked all the way up to Mount Diablo. Even if the weather was not the best, everybody enjoyed the day. If interested in such activities, please join us on our next hike.
On Saturday March 26th, many postdocs from LBNL and UCB went for a hike in Little Yosemite, in the Sunol Regional Wilderness. The name comes from the beautiful views and the (tiny) waterfalls that recall the ones in the Yosemite National Park. The trip was amazing! If you are interested …
If you missed the talk about incorporating machine learning into experimental science given by Alexander Pattison, a postdoc from the Molecular Foundry, you can find the recording here.
On Sunday March 13th, a group of postdocs enjoyed a local hike in the Berkeley hills. As usual, the view was astonishing! If interested in such activities please join us on our next adventure.
On Saturday March 5th, some postdocs from LBNL met at the Pacific Pipe Gym in Oakland for a bouldering session. It was a rocking good time! If interested in these activities please join us on our next event.
Clear sky, soft snow and amazing mountain views…That’s Tahoe! On Sunday February 27th, some LBNL postdocs spent the day skiing and snowboarding at Sugar Bowl Resort. Everybody enjoyed the trip. If interested in such activities, please join us on our next adventure.
In case you missed the panel discussion about starting your research group with Sinéad Griffin (Molecular Foundry), Gregory Su (ALS), Akanksha Menon (Georgia Tech), Vincenzo Gulizzi (Palermo) and Ngoc Bui (University of Oklahoma), you can find the recording here.