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Monday, Nov. 30, 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.

HVAC & Refrigeration Mechanic (Facilities) Perform skilled maintenance tasks including repairing and troubleshooting air and hydronic balancing, and preventive maintenance on a variety of commercial and industrial heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

Licensing Analyst (Directorate) Manage the Non-disclosure Agreements and Material Transfer Agreements for the Lab, propose appropriate standard agreements, and execute those agreements to meet minimum requirements.

Postdoctoral Fellow (Chemical Sciences) Collaborate with experimentalists and theorists to conduct research on the photo double ionization of small atoms and molecules using momentum spectroscopy.

Senior Scientific Engineering Associate (Environmental Energy Technologies) Provide scientific and engineering support for R&D or application of performance monitoring and diagnostic methods to improve performance of commercial buildings.

Software Developer 3 (Genomics) Function as part of an Agile development team, focusing on the development of web-based applications and infrastructure using Ruby/Ruby on Rails.

Safety: Who is at Highest Risk for H1N1 and the Seasonal Flu?

fluEveryone should use basic flu-prevention tactics, such as frequent hand washing and covering nose or mouth when sneezing or coughing. But some people are more susceptible to the complications of flu. These groups include children under five years old (particularly under age two), adults age 65 and older, pregnant women, and those with asthma, chronic lung and heart disease, disorders of the blood, liver and kidneys, and weakened immune systems due to other diseases or medications. High-risk individuals should check in with their healthcare provider and watch for emergency warning signs, such as difficulty breathing, pain or pressure in the abdomen, sudden dizziness or confusion, and severe or persistent vomiting. Call Health Services (x6266) if experiencing these symptoms at work. For more information on H1N1, visit the Lab's Pandemic Flu Information website. Updates to the Alameda County Public Health Department vaccination schedule are posted here.

People: EETD’s Levine to Speak at World Affairs Council

levineMark Levine, senior staff scientist and leader of Berkeley Lab's China Energy Group, will speak at a World Affairs Council seminar titled "Inside the Copenhagen Climate Negotiations." The event takes place Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. in San Francisco (312 Sutter St, 2nd floor). Levine, along with UC Berkeley energy expert Dan Kammen, will discuss what might be achieved at the negotiations, and what kind of commitments the U.S. and China might make on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. More>

Lab Visitors: Physicists From China and Korea

asia visitorsBerkeley Lab’s many visitors last week included delegations from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Incheon University in South Korea, plus astrophysicists from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO), who were here for the first BigBOSS Collaboration meeting. BigBOSS proposes to use four-meter ground-based telescopes for baryon acoustic oscillation to definitively measure the expansion history of the Universe. During a break in the proceedings, Zhi Liu (4th from left) of the Advanced Light Source introduced the visitors to the research being conducted at the facility.

ideaTech Transfer: Venture Capitalist Onsite Thursday to Discuss New Ideas

Do you have an idea that might be the basis for a new business? Do you have curiosity about how you could fit into the entrepreneurial world? Would you like to brainstorm new technology ideas and get instant feedback from an experienced venture capitalist? If so, sign up (x6462) for an appointment to meet with Jim Matheson of Flagship Ventures on Thursday, Dec. 3. Matheson is an experienced investor specializing in clean technology.

websiteGovernment Update: New Website on ARRA Funding for Science Research

Earlier this month, congressional representatives Nancy Pelosi and Rush Holt unveiled a new website that illustrates the impact of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) on research conducted at universities and national labs. The new website — sponsored by the Association of American Universities, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and The Science Coalition — provides data and anecdotal information on how ARRA funding will support critical science infrastructure and research initiatives that will advance American innovation and technology leadership.

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