Today at Berkeley Lab

Aug. 1 Postdoc Workshop: Job Hunting in Academia

Postdocs who want to learn more about jobs in academia can attend an Aug. 1 workshop, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Building 66 Auditorium. This is the first of a two-part presentation led by Bill Lindstaedt, who leads Career Advancement and International and Postdoctoral Services at UCSF. The first session will explore “Launching a Faculty Job Search and Preparing Application Materials.” Register here. More>

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Postdoc Association Hosts ‘Meet & Greet’ on July 26

Employees are invited to the July edition of the Postdoc Association’s monthly “Meet & Greet” gathering on Thursday, July 26, from 4 to 5 p.m. on the cafeteria patio. The food theme is “Summer Snacks,” so the gathering will feature chips and guacamole and carrots and hummus. The event is a great opportunity to meet and network with postdocs at the Lab.

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Virtual Reality Pioneer Jaron Lanier to Give Lab Talk on July 20

Jaron Lanier – a virtual reality pioneer, musician, and author – will present a talk on Friday, July 20, at 11 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The presentation is part of the Lab Postdoc Association’s Series X seminars seminars. To learn more about Lanier, see these articles in The New York Times and Vox.

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Grant Writing 101 Workshop on June 22

Dr. Michel Foure, founder of Berkeley Grant Writing, will host a Grant Writing 101 workshop for postdocs and early career scientists next Friday, June 22, from 1–3:30 p.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. The workshop will cover basic grant writing principles, best practices, and provide numerous tips. Register here.

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Tell Your Story: May 31 Workshop on the ‘Art and Science’ of Communicating

The Lab’s Peter Fiske will lead a new workshop on “The Art & Science of Communication: Telling Your Story” on Thursday, May 31, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. This workshop is recommended for graduate students, postdocs, and early career scientists. Register here (course code PDT 0117). Visit postdocresources.lbl.gov for more information. The workshop will also be livestreamed at streaming.lbl.gov.

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Virtual Reality Pioneer Jaron Lanier to Give Lab Talk on May 21

Jaron Lanier — a virtual reality pioneer, musician, and author — will present a talk on Monday, May 21, at 11 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The presentation is part of the Lab Postdoc Association’s Series X seminars. More>

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Postdocs and Early Career Scientists Can Win Cash Prizes at Lab Research SLAM

Researchers are invited to present their science at the Lab’s inaugural Research SLAM on Sept. 20. The event offers a chance to improve presentation skills and win a $3,000 first prize, $1,500 second prize, or $750 people’s choice award. Submit an intent to participate by June 15 to get first-priority registration for communications training with Jean-Luc Doumont. Go here for details.

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Postdoc Association Hosts Ice Cream ‘Meet & Greet’ on May 18

Employees are invited to the May edition of the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association’s “Meet & Greet” gathering on Friday, May 18, at 4 p.m. on the cafeteria patio. In honor of the upcoming summer season, this month’s theme is ice cream. Stop by to meet representatives from Exponent and learn about career paths in engineering and scientific consulting.

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Lab’s Donald DePaolo Shares His Life Experiences as Part of April 27 Talk

For their Series-X lectures, the Lab’s Postdoc Association invites veteran scientists to share their professional and personal experiences. Former Associate Lab Director Donald DePaolo will present a talk for the next installment of the series on April 27, from 11 a.m. to noon, in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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Postdoc Association Hosts April 24 ‘Meet & Greet’ Event

Employees are invited to the April edition of the Postdoc Association’s “Meet & Greet” monthly gathering on Tuesday, April 24, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. This month’s gathering is a celebration of spring and will feature chocolate eggs.

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