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Wednesday, April 28, 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.

Computer Systems Engineer 4 (Information Technology) Provide strategic direction and support for collaboration tools and open source software for employees and partners in other institutions.

Staff Scientist (Chemical Sciences) Assume leadership role to carry out an original research program in AMO science; foster collaborative efforts between theory and experiment.

Project Scientist (Genomics) Perform research with a strong emphasis on single cell genomics, 16S pyrotags and metatranscriptomics.

Program Manager 2 (Environmental Energy Technologies) Manage Energy Efficiency Standards project activities for Department of Energy Appliance Standards Program.

People: Bissell, Bell Elected to National Academy of Sciences

bissellbellMina Bissell (left), Distinguished Scientist with the Life Sciences Division, and Alexis Bell, a chemical engineer in the Chemical Sciences Division, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the nation’s highest honors for a scientist. Their election brings the total number of Berkeley Lab NAS members to 63. Bissell is an award-winning cell and cancer biologist recognized for uncovering the critical role in cancer development played by a breast cell’s microenvironment. Bell is a leading authority on catalysis, recognized for his pioneering research into new catalysts that can help protect the environment. More>

Outreach: Lab Events Impact Kids, Community, Employees


Three recent events demonstrate the Lab’s efforts to reach out to the local community, enhance science education, and improve the environment. Last Thursday, dozens of kids participated in science activities as part of the annual Daughters and Sons to Work Day (left). On that same day, an Earth Day Fair (center) took place outside the cafeteria, where staff learned about the green initiatives taking place at the Lab. On Saturday, the Lab hosted a booth at the City of Berkeley Earth Day Fair, with displays on our energy research and technologies to assist the developing world. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make these events possible.

ESnet: First Milestone in Networking Initiative Reached

The Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) completed the first milestone in constructing its Advanced Network Initiative testbed by installing Infinera’s dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) equipment. DWDM refers to optical networking systems that can send large volumes of data over multiple wavelengths of light on a single fiber. More>

glotzerSpecial Event: Next Foundry Distinguished Lecture is May 4

The Molecular Foundry is hosting the next installment of their Distinguished Lecture Series on Tuesday, May 4. Sharon Glotzer of the University of Michigan will discuss “Assembly Engineering” at 1:30 p.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. Glotzer’s research areas include assembly of nanoscale systems, supercooled and metastable liquids, biomimetic materials design, and computer simulation.

computer supportIT: Second Google Guides Meeting Scheduled

Another Google Guides meeting will be held tomorrow from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. A brief progress report on the Google Apps Rollout and a prototype for a general-audience Google Calendar class will be presented. Those with an interest in Google applications are encouraged to attend — particularly staff who find themselves helping co-workers adopt new technology.

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