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Wednesday, Jan. 20, 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.

Chemical Safety Specialist (Advanced Light Source) Develop, implement, and oversee work planning and control systems to accomplish safe laboratories for our ALS facility user community.

Scientific Division Director (Environmental Energy Technologies) Provide scientific leadership for the Division's overall research and development programs, including defining the strategic vision and maintaining the quality of research.

Bioinformatics Systems Analyst 2/3 (Genomics) Design re-sequencing experiments to enable the study of plant population dynamics, diversity and substructure and perform analysis of data related to plant genomic projects.

Industrial Engineer
(Engineering) Provide industrial engineering support in the analysis and optimization of the sequencing production line.

Computer Systems Group Lead
(IT Division) Provide vision and leadership for strategic application development and support of EH&S and Facilities organizations within IT.

aResearch: Copper-Free Click Chemistry Applied to Living Organism

Carolyn Bertozzi, director of the Molecular Foundry, led a research effort that the first time safely applied the widely used molecular synthesis technique known as click chemistry to a living organism. Bertozzi and her colleagues crafted a unique copper-free version of click chemistry to create biomolecular probes for in vivo studies of live mice. Conventional click chemistry reactions require a copper catalyst that is toxic to cells and organisms. More>

lEH&S: Two More H1N1 Flu Clinics Scheduled

The Lab has received more H1N1 flu vaccine, so the Health Services group will host free shot clinics on Wednesday, Jan. 27, in Building 26 from 8 to 11:45 a.m., and on Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Joint Genome Institute (Walnut Creek) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Appointments are required (x6266).

Special Event: Friday Talk on Nanostructured Materials

l"In Conversation With…" is the next-generation science seminar series, during which host Alice Egan interviews scientists about their lives and work in language everyone can understand. Her next guest is Jeff Neaton, who will discuss the theory and simulation of nanostructured materials Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium.

Employee Development: Supervisor Scenario Workshop

To assist supervisors in responding to HR issues, Berkeley Lab Learning Institute will offer the Supervisor Scenario Workshop (BLI0122) on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 12:30 p.m. This three-hour course is required for all new scientist and operations supervisors and is a helpful refresher for those with more experience. Using a problem-solving model, participants will work in small groups to discuss scenarios and explore options, then review solutions from Lab subject matter experts. Registration required.

Special Event: Q&A Session on International Researchers, Scholars

The Lab’s International Researchers and Scholars Office is hosting a noontime Q&A session for employees, supervisors and others to learn more about visas, green card applications, work permits and other documents. The event will take place Monday, Jan. 25 in Perseverance Hall (Building 54-130). Contact Ben Ortega for more information.

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