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.
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. …
Friday, May 14th, 12:00 PM, Virtual Tech Talk with Tesla’s Dr. Jessie Ku (Product Manager) spoke about her experience at Tesla and Boston Consulting Group and career opportunities in Tesla.
Postdoc Labmate Program – Get support You just started at the lab? We would like to give you the opportunity to access information easier, find support, and most importantly, connect with others. Sign up to get matched with your labmate. Postdoc Labmate Program – Be a volunteer Be a “labmate” …
On Friday, April 30th 2021, Mary Huff from Dragonfly Mental Health conducted a workshop on mental health in social isolation. The workshop consisted of a presentation from the speaker followed by a discussion with the audience. Here is a video recording of the presentation for the benefit of those who …
On Friday, April 23rd, Elle Barnes at JGI told us all about the history of bagels in NYC, the culture surrounding them, and where to get the most authentic bagels in Berkeley (approved by her family of Brooklynites)! You can watch Elle’s presentation here.
On Friday, March 26th, we travelled to Kentucky, USA during our Cultural Lunch brown bag series with Joseph Stevens from JBEI. You can watch Joe’s presentation here.
Friday, March 19th, 12:00 PM, Virtual Tech Talk with Facebook’s Dr. Protonu Basu (Research Scientist and former LBL postdoc) spoke about his experience and career opportunities in Facebook.
Join us for our monthly LINC committee meeting today (3/4/21) at 6pm to discuss the upcoming Career Fair. Volunteers and Board members are encouraged to attend and give their feedback. Use this zoom link to join the meeting. We look forward to seeing you!
On Friday, Feb 26th, 1:00 PM, we hosted a Cultural Lunch about the Bay Area led by Roel Van Beeumen and Antoine Wojdyla. Do you want to learn about fun things to do in Berkeley and beyond? Are you new to the San Francisco Bay Area? Been here for some time but want …
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, …