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- Int'l Postdocs
To subscribe to postdocnet, the UC Berkeley email lists for postdoctoral fellows, sign up here.
The policies that apply to postdoctoral scholars in the University of California system are described in the UAW/UC Contract. Some of the key regulations include postdoctoral scholar definitions, job title codes, terms of service, salary and stipend, notice of appointment, grievances, sick leave/time off, and retirement/benefits
The Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA) Program is the UC Berkeley administrative office for postdoctoral appointees and visiting scholars. On the VSPA website you can find information for prospective postdocs, information on benefits, privileges and policy relevant to UC Berkeley postdoctoral and visiting scholars. The BPA and the VSPA are separate organizations, which collaborate on many programs in effort to enhance the experience postdoctoral scholars have during their appointment at the UC Berkeley.
The BPA, in conjunction with the VSPA, organizes half day orientation sessions for postdocs. Orientation is held monthly, on the first Thursday of the month. If you are a postdoc who has never attended an orientation session, you are encouraged to attend. Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are two professional development programs associated with the BPA, which host monthly events and workshops, and have list-serves to subscribe to for up to date information:
Postdocs have full (and free) access to the UC Berkeley Career Center website. After 90 days of working, they have eccess to the service provided by the career center, however please contact the VSPA office first before using the service.
The Berkeley International Office (BIO) provides information on travel and Visas.
As a UC Berkeley employee, you can receive a discount on your cell phone plan (AT&T and Verizon)!
National Center for Biotechnology Information (includes Pubmed, BLAST and many other useful services)
Pedro's Biomolecular Research Tools - a comprehensive list of science services on the web
The Beginner's Guide to Molecular Biology (good teaching tool)
The AAAS Postdoc Network - a very valuable resource
Tomorrow's Professor - a series of articles aimed at postdoctoral fellows and faculty
Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers (NAS/COSEPUP's Guide)
AWIS (Association for Women in Science)
Local AWIS Chapter (East Bay)
Campus Copy On-line - business card ordering
Craigslist - a great place to search for anything for rent or for sale
SF Gate E-guide - local entertainment, movies, restaurants, etc.
City of Berkeley home page - has maps, libraries, parks, theatres, entertainment, summer camps, YMCA etc.
Berkeley adult school - phone: 510.644.6130
California.com - cities, national parks and monuments