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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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.

High Performance Computing Technician (NERSC) Provide support for NERSC and ESnet, skilled in high performance computing, including computational, networking, computer security, and storage systems.

Web Developer (Environmental Energy Technologies) Serve as the assistant webmaster, assisting with the design, development, and implementation of changes to the Division's website, including graphics and functionality.

Project Manager - Workflow Capacity Planning (Genomics) Serve as a Workflow Project Manager and lead the production sequencing workflow management process for all projects that utilize library creation and sequencing capacity at the Joint Genome Institute.

Chemist Postdoc - Surface Science and Catalysis (Materials Sciences) Carry out research with sum frequency generation (SFG) vibrational spectroscopy to detect organic molecules adsorbed on metal surfaces.

Economic Impact: Report Shows Lab Generates Thousands of Jobs, Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

us mapBerkeley Lab generated 5,600 jobs locally, $446.5 million in personal income, and contributed $690 million to the Bay Area’s embattled economy in 2009, according to a new economic impact study. Nationally, the Lab created more than 12,000 jobs. The report further concluded that over the last 20 years, the 30 start-up companies based on Berkeley Lab technologies contributed $904 million to the Bay Area economy. Berkeley Lab’s local impacts were profound as well. More than 1,700 jobs in the city of Berkeley were directly tied to Laboratory spending. More>

water bookPeople: Gadgil Featured in New National Geographic Book on Water

Environmental Energy Technologies Division Acting Director Ashok Gadgil was among the scientists featured in FLOW, the acclaimed 2008 documentary on the world water crisis, directed by Irena Salina. She has edited a new National Geographic book, Written in Water, based on the film. It includes a chapter penned by Gadgil on his motivation and efforts to improve the lives of those who live in poverty and illness around the world. “My way of making a difference has been through science, and two additional noble truths sustain me in my work,” explains Gadgil in the book. “One is to always remember my humanity and the second is to always move forward with optimism.” Go here to read Gadgil's chapter (for personal use only), and here for more on the book.

Traffic: Road Closure Tomorrow for German Chancellor Visit

barricadeTo accommodate the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a portion of Lawrence Road near the Molecular Foundry will be closed tomorrow morning. From 9 to 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 to 11:15 a.m., the road will be closed to car traffic (buses will still go through). From 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., the north-bound lane only will be closed, with flaggers directing traffic.

deyoreoSpecial Event: DeYoreo Talk on Controls on Mineral Nucleation and Growth

Jim DeYoreo, the Molecular Foundry’s deputy director for research, will present a talk on Friday, April 23, on “Organic and Biomolecular Controls on Mineral Nucleation and Growth: An in situ View.” The event begins at 10 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. DeYoreo is currently researching the physics of directed assembly at solid-liquid interfaces in biomineral and biomolecular systemsscales. Those unable to attend the event can view it online. More>

gmailIT: Get Training Before Your Gmail Conversion

As the Lab continues its conversion to Gmail, training classes are available to assist users with the switch. The complete class schedule is here. Following are a few survey excerpts from people who were migrated to Gmail last week: "I like it…thanks for the upgrade,” "Best idea ever," "Much better searching capability," "Intuitive, fast, lot of features.” More>

Purchasing: Use eBuy to Acquire Industrial Gases

Gas users are reminded that industrial and specialty cylinder gases are available through eBuy from Alliance Gas Products/Praxair. The B2B method of purchasing gases through Airgas will cease as of tomorrow. Gas cylinders that are currently in use do not have to be returned immediately. Continue using the gas until the cylinders are depleted, then place empty cylinders in the "Empty" section of the building's designated delivery area where Airgas will pick them up. Questions may be directed to Theresa Hatch (x4513).

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