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Postdoc Meet-and-Greet on Oct. 19

The event, hosted by the Lab’s Postdoc Association, will feature pumpkin pies, light refreshments, and some “spooky” action. Postdocs and others are invited to join the fun at 4 p.m. on the cafeteria patio area.

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Former Data Science Postdocs Give Oct. 12 Talk on Jobs

A panel of former postdocs will discuss how the Insight Data Science fellowship program has led to exciting job opportunities. The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 12, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Register here.

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Employee Discount for Oct. 5 Berkeley Symphony Concert

The Oct. 5 concert – which includes a performance of Berkeley composer John Adams’ “Fearful Symmetries” – will take place at 7 p.m., at Zellerbach Hall. Lab staff can get a special rate of $10 for balcony seats with code LABGRAD10; and $20 for seats in the front or rear orchestra, or the rear mezzanine, with code LAB20. Go here to purchase tickets. For assistance, call (510) 841-2800, ext. 1.

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Postdoc Awareness Week: 10 Things You Should Know About Dimitri Panagopoulos

A researcher with the Energy Analysis and Environmental Impact Division, Panagopoulos has swum where very few others have dared go, dreams of sailing in an ancient vessel, and used to serve food during very sad occasions. Learn more about Panagopoulos here.

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Postdoc Appreciation Week: 10 Things to Know About Tetiana Shalapska

A researcher with the Materials Sciences Division, Shalapska is from a city full of lions, thinks life is like a box of chocolates, is a cheesecake afficianado, and is the baby of the family despite having a younger brother. Go here to learn more about Tetiana Shalapska. Read about postdoc Hang Deng tomorrow. Are there 10 things we should know about you or a colleague? Send email here.

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Postdoc Appreciation Week: 10 Things to Know About Ben Nachman

A researcher with the ATLAS group in the Physics Division, Nachman has learned to love peanut butter and onion sandwiches, had a very scientific setting for his wedding, and ran a marathon in a very unusual place. Go here to learn more about Ben Nachman. Read about postdoc Tetiana Shalapska tomorrow. Are there 10 things we should know about you or a colleague? Send email here.

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Lab Events Planned for Postdoc Appreciation Week Sept. 18-22

In addition to daily “10 Things We Should Know About…” profiles of postdocs in TABL, activities include a banner hanging event on Monday at 9:30 a.m. near Building 65, career planning (BLI0018) and job hunting (PDT0100, 101, 102) workshops on Wednesday (register), and on Thursday, a Peter Fiske talk on career strategies at 2:30 p.m., followed by a slam competition and happy hour.

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August 24 Presentation on Quantum Computing

Berkeley-based startup Rigetti Computing will give a presentation on quantum computing on Thursday, August 24, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Hosted by the Postdoc Association, the event is open to those interested in the software and hardware aspects of quantum computing and learning how to work with qubits. More>

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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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