Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Mindfulness Meditation Training on April 23

Training in mindful awareness can help improve focus and reduce stress, among other benefits. The Postdoc Association is hosting a mindfulness meditation training session on Monday, April 23, at 11:30 a.m. in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54-130B). The session is open to all and will be led by Lab researcher Arthur Montazeri.

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Employee Discount for Berkeley Symphony Concert on April 19

The Berkeley Symphony will perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on Thursday, April 19, at 8 p.m., at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. Lab staff can purchase balcony seats for $10 with code LABGRAD10; or rear or front orchestra or rear-side mezzanine seats for $20 with code LAB20. The Lab’s Postdoc Association is sponsoring this offer. More>

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March 23 Talk on the Open Insulin Project

Anthony Di Franco of the Open Insulin Project and biochemist Yann Huon de Kermadec are the next speakers in the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association’s seminar series. They will discuss the development of the first open-source protocol to produce insulin simply and economically The talk takes place at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 23, in the Building 50 Auditorium.

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