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Postdocs Run in SF Marathon to Raise Funds for Postdoc Association

Leen Alawieh, Protonu Basu, Jarrod McClean, and Jana Voříšková were among the finishers of the San Francisco Marathon, which took place July 23. The runners used the race as a fundraiser for the Lab’s Postdoc Association, via the Berkeley Lab Foundation. McClean is leaving the Lab to continue work on quantum computing for Google.

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July 27 Postdoc Career Seminar on Interviewing for Industry Jobs

The Lab’s Postdoc Association is hosting a career workshop led by Nina Mazurova on how to interview for jobs in the industry sector. The event takes place Thursday, July 27, at 6 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The talk is open to all; register here.

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Postdoc ‘Meet and Greet’ July 19

The Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association is hosting a “meet and greet” at the cafeteria patio (Building 54) on Wednesday, July 19, at 3 p.m. Coffee and cookies will be served.

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Postdoc Association Hosts Talk by Former Cal Chancellor Robert Birgeneau

Physicist Robert Birgeneau, the former chancellor of UC Berkeley, will share his life experiences during a talk on Monday, May 22, at 11 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Lab’s Postdoc Association. All Lab employees are invited to attend. More>

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New Postdoc Orientation on May 3

The orientation, organized by the Lab’s Postdoc Association, is for all new postdocs. Participants will learn about various resources available at the Lab that will help them conduct their jobs more effectively. The event takes place Wednesday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Building 50 Auditorium.

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April 17 Seminar on the History of Renewable Energy

Alexis Madrigal, author of the book “Powering the Dream” will give a talk on the fascinating history of renewable energy on Monday, April 17, at 11 a.m. in Building 50 Auditorium. Madrigal is editor at-large at Fusion.net, and former senior editor at The Atlantic and Wired and former visiting scholar at UC Berkeley. The event is hosted by the Postdoc Association and Cyclotron Road.

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New Postdoc Orientation on April 5

The orientation, organized by the Lab’s Postdoc Association and Human Resources, is for all new postdocs and international employees. Participants will learn about the various resources available at the Lab. Information on visa and immigration services will also be shared. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to noon in the Building 50 Auditorium.

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April 3 Seminar on How to Use Social Media

With the increasing importance of social media in scientific outreach, scientists need to learn how to use these tools to their advantage. UC Berkeley’s Catharine Adams will present “How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Research Career” on Monday, April 3, at 11 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Lab’s Postdoc Association.

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Lab Reps to Attend National Postdoc Association Meeting for the First Time

Four members of the Lab’s Postdoc Association will participate in the annual meeting of the National Postdoc Association in San Francisco April 17-19. “It is encouraging to see increasing amount of resources and effort dedicated to improving the postdoc experiences by the Lab Postdoc Associations and other institutions.” says EESA’s Hang Deng. More>

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Former Postdocs Discuss Careers in Data Science at March 9 Forum

Former postdocs who participated in the Insight Data Science Fellowship program will discuss their career journeys during a panel discussion on Thursday, March 9, at 6 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Go here for more information and to register.

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