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Thursday, August 19, 2010

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Deputy Chief Operating Officer (Directorate) Responsible for managing the Project Management Office, and projects that span all the areas of Operations, including EH&S, Facilities, HR, IT, OCFO, and Public Affairs.

NERSC Supercomputer Facilities Manager (Facilities) Manager will oversee the mechanical, electrical and building support systems for the multi-megawatt supercomputing center at the Oakland Scientific Facility.

Peoplesoft Engineer (Information Technology) Develop, enhance, and support the Lab's PeopleSoft version 8.8 financial computer applications.

EUV Microscopy Postdoc (Materials Sciences) Participate in a high-visibility extreme ultraviolet (EUV) project and operate a unique EUV zoneplate microscope on a synchrotron bending-magnet beamline.

People: Life Sciences Safety Coordinator Makes International Splash With Star Trek-Inspired Ergo Poster

VolunteersAndrew Peterson, safety coordinator for Life Sciences, found that computer-related injuries in that division were very prevalent. He wanted to change that and came up with a clever way to raise awareness of ergonomic safety. He fashioned a flyer featuring Star Trek's Spock and Uhuru and posted them inside the stalls of bathrooms. “I thought the Star Trek characters would be fun and capture people’s attention,” said Peterson. And capture attention they have. The flyer has been featured in Wired, Gizmodo, and other tech blogs, and Peterson has received numerous requests for copies from across the country and Europe. Contact [email protected] to request an ergo evaluation.

GravityResearch: Towers Help Scientists Listen to the Earth as She 'Breathes'

It takes a global village to monitor and analyze trends in Earth’s “breathing” — or the exchange of carbon dioxide, water vapor and energy between plants and the planet’s atmosphere. And with the help of database specialists in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division, all of this data can now be consolidated for analysis via an online portal called " gives researchers access to field data collected at hundreds of sites around the globe, with a few clicks of the mouse," says Deb Agarwal, who led the development of More>

People: Rosenfeld, EETD Honored by League of Women Voters

VolunteersThe League of Women Voters of Berkeley/Albany/ Emeryville is honoring Art Rosenfeld with its "Spirit of the League" award at its 11th Annual Community Luncheon today. Rosenfeld, who recently completed 10 years on the California Energy Commission and is now back at the Lab, is being recognized "for his lifetime of teaching us how to live better lives while using less energy." The League is also giving an award to the Environmental Energy Technologies Division "for elegantly simple solutions that improve quality of life."

Facilities: Trade Apprentices, Mentors Find Program a Win-Win

GravityIt’s been almost a year since an agreement was signed to bring apprentice electricians to the Lab for training, and the students and their teachers seem to agree that the program has been a success. “The apprentices are motivated, follow directions, and I’m completely satisfied with their performance,” said Lab electrician supervisor Steve Cooper. “The apprentices really enjoy working here. It’s a win-win.” And the apprentices say they also provide journeymen with “fresh minds” and new ways of doing things. More>

Special Event: Campus Hosts Entrepreneurs Forum

UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business is hosting an entrepreneurs forum on Thursday, Aug. 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Andersen Auditorium. A panel of expert angel and venture capital investors will discuss early stage investing during the past year and what the future investment environment holds. Admission for students and Lab employees is free if preregistration is received by Tuesday, Aug. 24. More>

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