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:
- 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.
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!
Hiking: Muir Woods
On Sunday 9th April, several postdocs went for a hike in the Muir Woods National parks, near Marin County, California. It is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and protects the coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forests. The hike was fun and hiking buddies had a great time. Please …
On Saturday March 25th, many postdocs went to the Pacific Pipe to practice bouldering, a style of rock climbing. The event was well attended and everybody had a great time! If you are interested in rock climbing, please consider joining our next event.
Hiking: Inspiration Point
On Saturday March 18th, several postdocs went for a hike in the Inspiration Point to Wildcat Peak, near Kensington. The hike was fun and hiking buddies enjoys these beautiful green trails. Everybody had a great time. Please consider joining us on our next adventure if you are interested in these …
Hiking: Tennessee valley and Muir beach
On Saturday February 11st, several postdocs went for a hike in the Tennessee Valley to Muir Beach via Coastal Trail, near Mill valley. The hike was fun and hiking buddies enjoys these beautiful costal trails. Everybody had a great time. Please consider joining us on our next adventure if you …
On Saturday January 28th, many postdocs went to the Pacific Pipe gym to practice bouldering, a style of rock climbing. The event was well attended and everybody had a great time! If you are interested in rock climbing, please consider joining our next event.
Hiking: Coyote Hills Regional Park
On Saturday January 21st, several postdocs went for a hike in the Coyote Hills Regional Park, near Fremont. The hike was fun and it was impressive to see how rain turned the hills from yellow to green. Everybody had a great time. Please consider joining us on our next adventure …
Hiking: Christmas Holidays Lights
On Friday December 16th, LBNL postdocs met in the evening for an urban walk in west Berkeley to have a look at the funny and original Christmas holidays lights. All enjoyed the event! If interested in such activities, please join us on our next hike.
Hot Chocolate Event
What is it better than gathering with friends for a hot chocolate before the Christmas holidays? On Wednesday December 14th, postdocs met onsite at 50C patio to enjoy a delicious hot chocolate and to have fun. Everybody had a great time!
Hiking: Mission Peak
On Saturday November 12th, a group of LBNL postdocs hiked all the way up to Mission Peak. With the beautiful weather it was possible to spot a large portion of the Bay Area! Everybody had fun. If interested in such activities, please consider joining us on our next hike.
Potluck Cultural Lunch
On Friday, October 21st, several postdocs gathered on the B91 patio at LBNL for the first in-person Potluck Cultural Lunch, where they contributed with homemade food from different cultures. Everybody had an amazing time and enjoyed the delicious food!