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Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009


Qualified staff are encouraged to apply for the jobs below, or forward to others who might be interested. Go here to see a full listing of open positions.

Petascale Initiative Postdoc Fellowships (NERSC) Participate in research projects to develop, analyze, and optimize performance of HPC applications and their run-time environment.

Software Developer 3- Genomic Data Analysis / Quality Control (Genomics) Development of computational tools for DNA sequencing and data analysis for production and R&D projects.

Computational Geophysicist Project Scientist (Earth Sciences) Translate and implement DOE Geothermal Program needs into technological objectives associated with the development and testing of parallel computing model software.

Industrial Hygienist IV (EH&S) Provide customer service-based technical consultation to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and best ES&H management practices.

Principal HR Business Systems Analyst (Human Resources) Serve as the lead analyst in implementing new HR system applications. The focus will be on the Talent Management Suite of applications and PeopleSoft HRMS.

Special Event: A Fond Farewell to the Bevatron

bevatronBattling last Friday’s rain and fog, nearly 150 former employees of the Lab’s famed Bevatron gathered to bid a final adieu to the facility, before ongoing demolition deems it unrecognizable. The Bevatron holds a significant spot in scientific history as the place of discovery that earned four Nobel Prizes. Speakers included Chief Operating Officer and Bevatron veteran Jim Krupnick, Interim Lab Director Paul Alivisatos, former Lab Director Andy Sessler, and demolition director Joe Harkins. Guest of honor was Ed Lofgren, who helped design the Bevatron, first turned the machine on in 1954, and turned it off in 1993 when it was decommissioned. Go here for a full story on the event, a video of the speaking program, and a photo slide show of the activities.

Special Event: Lab Sponsors Holiday Food Drive

snaxThe Alameda County Community Food Bank and Berkeley Lab are hosting an onsite holiday food drive to help support and supply those in need of food. Staff who want to contribute can bring nutritious, non-perishable foods (no glass packaging) to work and deposit them in a number of barrels located throughout the Hill. Barrel locations include the cafeteria lobby, the 3rd floor of Building 90, the 3rd floor lobby of the Molecular Foundry (Bldg. 67), and the Joint Bioenergy Institute main lobby (Potter St.). Financial donations are also accepted. More>

OppenheimerSpecial Event: Talk on the 'Other Oppenheimer' Tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.

Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens, K.C. Cole’s newly published biography of the “uncle of the atom bomb,” as Frank Oppenheimer called himself, recounts the touching and sometimes tortuous relationship among Frank, Ernest Lawrence, and other physicists as they struggled to find a way to survive a nuclear age. Oppenheimer’s solution was to found an extraordinary science museum, the Exploratorium. The author will present a talk on her book tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

eiffel towerFunding Opportunity: Grants for Innovative Research Between Berkeley and France

The France-Berkeley Fund — an organization that promotes scholarly exchange between UC Berkeley and higher education in France — is offering seed money for innovative, collaborative research. Successful projects bring together senior and junior researchers in a variety of ways, from workshops and conferences to exchanges of researchers in laboratories. Berkeley Lab scientists are eligible to submit grant applications. Many past grant recipients have gone on to secure additional funding from private and governmental sources on both sides of the Atlantic to further their collaboration. Deadline is Jan. 31. More>

World of Science: Researchers Urge Coordination of Efforts for Women in Science

Women in Science[Chronicle of Higher Education] Women with Ph.D.'s in the sciences will keep "leaking out" of the tenure pipeline if colleges and the federal agencies that award grant money to researchers don't work together to stop the flow, says a new report from three UC Berkeley researchers. The report offers recommendations to both groups on how to retain women, who aren't as likely as men to pursue careers in academic science and who, if they do become faculty members, are more likely to drop out before earning tenure. At stake, it says, is the United States' global reputation and pre-eminence in the sciences. More>

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