Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
students at workshop 2011
Photo by: Roy Kaltschmidt
ESD Postdocs and Scientific and Operations staff at a networking/workshop event, October 2011.

Earth Sciences Division Postdocs

Postdoctoral training in the Earth Sciences Division is a vital part of obtaining the appropriate experience to advance to a career as a scientific professional within Berkeley Lab or other academic institutions and in industry. ESD 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, ESD started to see the postdoc community grow and anticipates a total number of 80 postdoc hires (not including affiliates) by 2012. See all of our current ESD postdoc staff and affiliates by clicking on the "Postdoc Staff Directory" tab below. (If you would like to set up your own CV/Staff web page, please contact the ESDWebmaster@lbl.gov to get started)

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.

In addition, the following is a list of resources for the postdoc community within ESD and Berkeley Lab.

Advisors

ES Division Director, Don DePaolo appointed two Advisors for the postdoc community:

  • Jim Davis (Senior Scientist, Geochemistry Department)
  • David Romps (Faculty Scientist, Climate Science Department)

The Advisors are available to meet/speak with the postdocs directly and be a "sounding board" or "safe" person to speak to if a postdoc feels they cannot speak with their supervisor or Human Resources, directly. Pulling from their own experience, the Advisors will provide advice and guidance on scientific directions or other topics of interest to the postdocs. The Advisors will also advise the Division Director and Management on issues and ideas to (1) make LBNL/ESD a great place to work, (2) enhance the postdoc work experience, and to (3) provide continuing education and career development opportunities.

Postdoc All Hands Meetings

Career Opportunities

Employee/Career Development and Training

ESD is addressing its training and development initiatives by identifying courses, programs, and resources that will assist employees in improving core capabilities, fostering creativity, and mentoring others. Click on the view more link to read these opportunities in greater detail. In addition, listed below are two At-A-Glance documents that outline guidelines for success for Postdoctoral Fellows and guidelines for supervisors of Postdocs with a goal to open up lines of communication, developing goals and expectations.

Click here to view more employee/career development and training resources  »

Events Calendar

There are a variety of seminars, trainings, meetings and events happening across the Division and throughout the Lab.

The ESD and LBNL events calendar are central resources for you to stay up-to-date.

Click here to view the ESD events calendar »

Click here to view the LBNL events calendar »

Junior Staff Science Discussion Groups

Junior staff science discussion groups have been organized within a few of ESD's Program Research Areas and Projects and are open to all junior staff members of ESD. The purpose of these groups is to improve communication, as well as provide an opportunity to get to know each other's work with the goal of improving collaborations throughout research areas. Discussion groups meet on a regular basis,  are led by a junior staff member, and are open to those who's interest as specific to the research area. The following Research Areas and Project discussion groups are currently active:

Mentorship

Postdoc Staff Directory

Staff Directory Summary
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Arora,Bhavna
Email
Geochemistry Department Postdoc Fellows 074 0327U 74R316C (510) 495-2163
Bachmann,Corinne Elisabeth
Email
Geophysics Department Postdoc Fellows 074 0101G 74R316C (510) 486-6743
Basu,Anirban
Email
Geochemistry Department Guest Postdocs 070A 4418B 70A4418 (510) 486-4000
Beckingham,Lauren E
Website  Email
Geochemistry Department Postdoc Fellows 084 0122D 74R316C (510) 486-5128
Benedict,James Joseph
Website  Email
Climate Sciences Department Postdoc Fellows 084 0328 74R316C (510) 486-7629
Bianchi,Marco
Email
Hydrogeology Department Postdoc Fellows 074 0107H 74R316C (510) 495-8124
Bikkina,Prem Kumar
Email
Hydrogeology Department Postdoc Fellows 074 0212C 74R316C (510) 486-7684
Birarda,Giovanni
Email
Ecology Department Postdoc Fellows 070A 1114 70A3317 (510) 495-2658
Blanco Martin,Laura
Email
Hydrogeology Department Postdoc Fellows 074 0327S 74R316C (510) 486-5456
Ceja Navarro,Javier Arturo
Email
Ecology Department Postdoc Fellows 070A 3317M7 70A3317 (510) 486-7709
Chen,Liang
Email
Ecology Department Postdoc Fellows 070A 1114 70A3317 (510) 495-2658
Cheng,Yiwei
Email
Ecology Department Postdoc Fellows 074 0212S 74R316C (510) 486-6762
Cismasu,Anca Cristina
Email
Geochemistry Department Postdoc Fellows 074 0327R 74R316C (510) 486-4000
Conlisk,Erin
Email
Climate Sciences Department Guest Postdocs 0000 0000 (510) 486-5813
David,Maude M
Website  Email
Ecology Department Guest Postdocs 070A 2245B 70A3317 (510) 486-4000
Doetsch,Joseph
Website  Email
Hydrogeology Department Guest Postdocs 085B 0102C 74R316C (510) 495-8074
Druhan,Jennifer L
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Geochemistry Department Guest Postdocs 0000 0000 70A4418 (510) 486-6628
Du,Enhao
Website  Email
Climate Sciences Department Postdoc Fellows 084 0118E 74R316C (510) 486-5654
Dwivedi,Dipankar
Website  Email
Climate Sciences Department Postdoc Fellows 084 0118H 74R316C (510) 486-4005
Edmiston,John Kearney
Email
Hydrogeology Department Postdoc Fellows 084 0122B 74R316C (510) 486-5719
Fang,Hung-Chung
Email
Climate Sciences Department Guest Postdocs 050B 5239 50B5239 (510) 495-2342
Ghimire,Bardan
Website  Email
Climate Sciences Department Postdoc Fellows 084 0103F 74R316C (510) 495-8141
Heckman,Kate
Climate Sciences Department Guest Postdocs 0000 0000 84R0171 (510) 495-2223
Holm,Jennifer A.
Website  Email
Climate Sciences Department Postdoc Fellows 084 0328 74R316C (510) 495-8083
Holmboe,Michael
Email
Geochemistry Department Guest Postdocs 0000 0000 74R316C (510) 486-7393
Jeanne,Pierre
Email
Hydrogeology Department Postdoc Fellows 074 0107J 74R316C (510) 486-6261
Jeon,Soyoung
Website  Email
Climate Sciences Department Postdoc Fellows 084 0118F 74R316C (510) 495-2407
Jewell,Talia Nihmi Michel
Email
Ecology Department Postdoc Fellows 070 0158 70A3317 (510) 486-5736
Jung,Yoojin
Email
Hydrogeology Department Postdoc Fellows 074 0212C 74R316C (510) 486-7684
Kanematsu,Masakazu
Email
Geochemistry Department Guest Postdocs 085B 0104B 74R316C (530) 400-5375
Kim,Eunju
Email
Geochemistry Department Guest Postdocs 0000 0000 (510) 495-2748
Kim,Kunhwi
Email
Hydrogeology Department Postdoc Fellows 074 0212L 74R316C (510) 486-6976
King,Eric
Email
Ecology Department Postdoc Fellows 050 4036J 70A3317 (510) 486-6162
Kirsch,Regina
Email
Geochemistry Department Postdoc Fellows 074 0212Q 74R316C (510) 486-6165
Knox,Ryan G
Website  Email
Climate Sciences Department Postdoc Fellows 084 0122C 74R316C (510) 495-2153
Kooperman,Gabriel
Email
Climate Sciences Department Guest Postdocs 0000 0000 (510) 495-2407
LaFranchi,Brian W
Climate Sciences Department Guest Postdocs 0000 0000 84R0171 (510) 495-2226
Lam,Phoebe J
Email
Climate Sciences Department Guest Postdocs 0000 0000 (510) 495-2457
Langhans,Wolfgang
Website  Email
Climate Sciences Department Postdoc Fellows 084 0118K 74R316C (510) 486-7175
Lee,Namhey
Email
Geochemistry Department Postdoc Fellows 074 0212F 74R316C (510) 486-7466
Liu,Yaning
Email
Hydrogeology Department Postdoc Fellows 084 0122E 74R316C (510) 486-5592
Loutherback,Kevin
Email
Ecology Department Postdoc Fellows 070A 1114 70A3317 (510) 495-2658
Low,Adrian
Ecology Department Guest Postdocs 070A 3317H 70A3317 (510) 495-2795
Lu,Yaqiong
Email
Climate Sciences Department Guest Postdocs 084 0202C 74R316C (510) 486-5813
Magnusdottir,Lilja
Email
Hydrogeology Department Guest Postdocs 085B 0102B 74R316C (510) 486-6878
Mazzoldi,Alberto
Email
Hydrogeology Department Guest Postdocs 0000 0000 (510) 486-4000
McFarlane,Karis J
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Climate Sciences Department Guest Postdocs 0000 0000 84R0171 (510) 495-2226
Meng,Ling
Email
Ecology Department Postdoc Fellows 070A 3317M1 70A3317 (510) 486-4594
Moyes,Andrew
Website  Email
Climate Sciences Department Guest Postdocs 084 0103E 74R316C (501) 486-5813
Niu,Jie
Email
Climate Sciences Department Guest Postdocs 085B 0104J 74R316C (510) 486-6220
Nunes Da Rocha,Ulisses
Email
Ecology Department Guest Postdocs 070A 2262A 70A3317 (510) 486-8059
Pester,Nicholas Jon
Website  Email
Geochemistry Department Postdoc Fellows 074 0212H 74R316C (510) 486-6983
Prestat,Emmanuel
Website  Email
Ecology Department Guest Postdocs 070A 2245B 70A3317 (510) 495-8082
Pries,Caitlin Elizabeth Hicks
Website  Email
Climate Sciences Department Postdoc Fellows 084 0103D 74R316C (413) 530-8481
Qin,Liping
Email
Geochemistry Department Guest Postdocs 070A 2218 70A4418 (510) 486-6628
Raz Yaseef,Naama
Website  Email
Climate Sciences Department Postdoc Fellows 084 0118B 74R316C (510) 486-5937
Rinaldi,Antonio Pio
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Hydrogeology Department Postdoc Fellows 074 0107G 74R316C (510) 486-6525
Saldi,Giuseppe Domenico
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Geochemistry Department Postdoc Fellows 074 0212E 74R316C (510) 486-6856
Schicklberger,Marcus Franz Reinhard
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Ecology Department Postdoc Fellows 050 4038H 70A3317 (510) 495-2190
Schilling,Kathrin
Email
Geochemistry Department Guest Postdocs 070A 4418A2 (510) 486-6735
Siler,Drew Lorenz
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Geochemistry Department Postdoc Fellows 070A 4418 70A4418 (510) 486-6322
Spaulding,Susan E
Geochemistry Department Guest Postdocs 0000 0000 (510) 495-2748
Swanston,Christopher
Email
Climate Sciences Department Guest Postdocs 0000 0000 84R0171 (510) 495-2226
Tran,Anh Phuong
Website  Email
Geophysics Department Postdoc Fellows 085B 0104K 74R316C (510) 486-5971
Urpi,Luca
Hydrogeology Department Guest Postdocs 0000 0000 (510) 486-5432
Wang,HueiJin
Website  Email
Climate Sciences Department Postdoc Fellows 084 0118C 74R316C (510) 486-6397
Wang,Shibo
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Hydrogeology Department Postdoc Fellows 074 0320A 74R316C (510) 486-4536
Wanner,Christoph
Email
Geochemistry Department Postdoc Fellows 084 0328 74R316C (510) 495-8147
Watkins,James M
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Geochemistry Department Guest Postdocs 0000 0000 74R316C (510) 486-4000
Wen,Xinya
Email
Ecology Department Guest Postdocs 050 4036D 70A3317 (510) 486-7487
Williams,Ian N
Website  Email
Climate Sciences Department Postdoc Fellows 084 0103C 74R316C (510) 495-8048
Xu,Xiyan
Email
Climate Sciences Department Postdoc Fellows 084 0122F 74R316C (510) 486-6345
Zhalnina,Kateryna
Email
Ecology Department Guest Postdocs 070A 3317 (510) 486-6584
Zhang,Rui
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Geophysics Department Postdoc Fellows 074 0212R 74R316C (510) 486-6742
Zhu,Biao
Website  Email
Climate Sciences Department Postdoc Fellows 084 0103G 74R316C (831) 331-3627
Zhu,Qing
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Climate Sciences Department Postdoc Fellows 085B 0104E 74R316C (510) 486-6546
Zhu,Xudong
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Climate Sciences Department Guest Postdocs 085B 0104G 74R316C (510) 486-6101

Creating a staff page on the ESD website

To get your staff page created on the ESD website, please email esdwebmaster@lbl.gov with your portrait photo, CV and a short bio (1-2 paragraphs). One of the ESD web team will create your staff page for you and email you when it is ready. Training is also available for those who wish to update the content on their staff page themselves using our web content management system.

Fellowships at Berkeley Lab

The following is a list of fellowships offered at Berkeley Lab. These fellowships are offered every few years depending on availability of funds for a given period of time. Look for Level-1 announcements from the Division Office, Human Resources, or information communicated through TABL. Interested posdoctoral fellows should discuss opportunities with their supervisors or Human Resources before applications are submitted.

  • Seaborg Fellowship
  • E.O. Lawrence Fellowship

UC Berkeley Postdoc Association

Postdoc Networking

Networking with other postdocs is also a critical activity while at Berkeley Lab, and the purpose of this page is to provide the information needed to make that as easy as possible. One place to get started is to join 2 ESD affiliated LinkedIn Groups:

UC Berkeley Affiliation and ID card

LBL and UCB have in place a system to grant UCB Credentials (Cal 1 ID Cards and Calnet Usernames & Passwords) to LBL Postdocs, and Employees who need to utilize UCB resources.

Find out more »