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Postdoctoral Resources

Berkeley Lab understands the postdoctoral experience in a research environment is unique. We are committed to the growth and development of early career researchers in pursuit of becoming next generation scientists and engineers.

Resources for Postdoctoral Scholars

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Career Development

*New Reimbursement Program for postdocs that seek external general Career development. Please see guidelines for details. 

Please join us at our next Postdoc Orientation on Wednesday, December 6th in B54- 130 Perseverance Hall. We will start at 9am.

Please see our Calendar for a our events and Career Development opportunities. 

New* Versatile PhD Subscription

Berkeley Lab now subscribes to Versatile PhD, an online tool and resource for Postdocs in STEM. Please see the Berkeley Lab Versatile PhD page for more information. 

Workshop Materials

National Postdoc Association 

At Berkeley Lab, we hold a sustaining membership allowing our Postdoctoral Scholars a free Affiliate Membership. This membership allows you access to resources such as the NPA Core CompetenciesmyPostdoc Monthly webinars, important information on mentoring plans, and be part of a nationwide network of postdocs.  

Signing up is simple. Click on this link and follow the registration process. Once you click “Submit” the NPA Membership Manager will review your Affiliate membership within five working days, and you will receive an email when it has been approved. Please contact Meg Rodriguez for any questions. 

Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits


We had a meeting on 8/29/17 to discuss upcoming changes for Postdocs hired prior to 1/1/17. If you were unable to attend, our meeting was recorded and is available for viewing at :

Other resources from this meeting include the PowerPoint presentation and Transition Guide

For Postdocs hired after 1/1/17 you may review our Postdoc Benefits presentation.  You may also visit Garnett-Powers website for more detailed information. 

Other available benefits: 

Meet a Postdoc Scholar


Postdoctoral scholars are the lifeblood of any research institution. Too often, though, they work in relative anonymity before heading off to their own scientific careers across the country and around the world. The "Meet a Postdoc" video series turns some much-needed light on this important segment of Berkeley Lab's population and offers a chance to learn more about them as individuals while they are in our midst.

Go here to view the videos.


Annual Performance Review Process – Postdoctoral Scholar Resources

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