Postdoctoral (postdoc) training in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA) is a vital part of obtaining the appropriate experience to advance to a career as a scientific professional within Berkeley Lab, at an academic institution, in industry, or at another national lab. Postdocs are a significant component of the scientific community at Berkeley Lab, and the position offers opportunities to undertake scholarly research, interact with career scientists in many areas of expertise, and develop supervisory skills through training students. Other activities that provide excellent experience for career advancement include assisting in organizing scientific meetings and volunteering for committees.
In 2009, as the former Earth Sciences Division started to see the postdoc community grow with the start up of several key research projects and we began several efforts to work with the community to (1) make Berkeley Lab a great place to work, (2) enhance the postdoc work experience, and to (3) provide continuing education and career development opportunities. We continue these efforts today in EESA.
More information about postdocs at Berkeley Lab can be found on the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Webpage, which includes the “meet a postdoc” video series, the postdoc climate survey and results, workshops and seminars, and external job postings.
Resources for Our Postdocs
The following is a list of resources for the postdoc community within EESA and Berkeley Lab. If you would like more information about these topics, please work with your supervisor.