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Wednesday, Jan. 27, 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.

Principal Resource Analyst (Facilities) Provide financial leadership for the Division’s overall budget management, planning and analysis services for various operating and capital funded programs. Oversee allocation of over $25M and 200 projects designed to maintain and revitalize the Lab’s infrastructure.

Senior Research Associate (Environmental Energy Technologies) Perform research assignments that will contribute to policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and produce economic benefits on a large scale.

Project Coordinator (Facilities) Reporting to the Projects Logistics Manager in the Construction Projects Department, responsibilities include managing, planning, organizing and providing administrative support in the areas of project management, contract administration and document control, and financial management.

Postdoctoral Fellow: Epidemiology/Biology
(Life Sciences) Apply biomarker epidemiological methods to evaluate human population factors that may modify protein measures of radiation dose and tissue damage.

Radiation Safety Technician
(EH&S) Apply specialized health and safety knowledge to radiation uses, assesses and corrects hazards. Inspects and monitors laboratories, equipment, accelerators, and personnel to ensure and determine compliance with radiation standards and policies.

Special Event: Carbon Cycle 2.0 Launches on Monday

CC2.0 logoGet in on the ground floor of one of Berkeley Lab's top strategic priorities. Carbon Cycle 2.0 launches next Monday through Thursday at a lunchtime symposia that starts at noon daily. Director Paul Alivisatos will launch a "teach in" with the Lab's energy and environmental research leaders, who will show how the integration of the Lab’s diverse research activities can help restore balance to the carbon cycle. People emit more carbon into the atmosphere than natural processes are able to remove — an imbalance with negative consequences. All staff are welcome and invited to bring their lunch. More>

Research: A Good Mismatch for Thermoelectrics

junqiao wuJunqiao Wu of the Materials Sciences Division used the Franklin supercomputer at NERSC to demonstrate that the introduction of oxygen atoms to the semiconductor zinc selenide will produce a “highly mismatched alloy” whose thermoelectric performance is substantially enhanced with no loss of electric conductivity. Thermoelectrics hold great promise for green energy production if their efficiencies can be boosted. More>

hula hoopFaces at the Lab: Going Round and Round With Hoop Troupe Instructor

Many of us hula hooped as kids, but tossed the simple plastic ring aside when newer and better toys came along, like the Nerf Ball. But a growing number of adults are again picking up the hula hoop as a fun and creative way to improve fitness. Nancy Fleischauer, with the IT Division, is one of those people, and she’s taken it to the next level: teaching a hooping class at the Lab at noon on Tuesdays in the Building 76 recreation room. Go here to watch a video featuring Fleischauer and the Lab’s Hoop Troupe.

Special Event: Director Hosts All-Hands Meeting Tomorrow

alivisatosDirector Paul Alivisatos will talk about the Lab’s latest research and community-relations objectives, space planning goals, and the future of a multidisciplinary science initiative called Carbon Cycle 2.0 at an employee all-hands meeting tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The meeting will also be webcast live. A link will be provided in tomorrow’s edition of Today at Berkeley Lab.

Safety: Be Aware of Construction Health and Safety Zones

warning signsAll construction activities at the Lab must be conducted safely, with appropriate measures taken to minimize the possibility of injury to individuals or damage to the environment or property. This includes ensuring non-construction staff are protected from chemical and physical hazards on construction projects. On a recent project, an unprotected employee entered a clearly labeled asbestos containment area while abatement work was in progress. Employees are reminded to obey hazard warning signs at construction sites. These signs often demarcate areas where Personal Protection Equipment is required.

EH&S: H1N1 Flu Clinic Onsite Today, JGI Tomorrow

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

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