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5001 to 10000 employees
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Working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab

In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with “excellence.” Thirteen Nobel prizes are associated with Berkeley Lab. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the ... Read more

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    Great science happening everywhere here! It's known for some of the greatest contributions to science in the world. For a postdoc, there are many opportunities for collaboration.

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    High institutional overhead cost at the lab when you apply for funding, so a lot of your grant money doesn't really go to your science. Pay for postdocs is low, even though they are the workhorses of the labs.

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    There is one phone interview at first, and the second one is the onsite interview to meet with the team. The questions are not hard. I recommend you are proficient at Linux workflow.

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Lawrence Berkeley Lab Awards & Accolades

  • National Academy of Sciences Member - James Sethian, National Academy of Sciences, 2013
  • National Academy of Sciences Member - John Bell, National Academy of Sciences, 2012
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