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Wednesday, July 21, 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.

Senior Scientific Engineering Associate (Materials Sciences) Provide expert technical support of daily operation, maintenance and technical development of advanced instrumentation for advanced electron microscopy.

Photon Science Initiative Communications Director (Engineering) Responsible for consulting with subject matter experts in the Photon Sciences area, AFRD, Engineering, Public Affairs Dept. and coordinating…

Chemist Postdoc (Chemical Sciences) Conduct research in lanthanide and actinide homeostasis to investigate the biological pathways involved in lanthanide and actinide metabolism and toxicity.

Bioinformatics Systems Analyst 3 (Genomics Division) Perform thorough quality and assembly analysis of DNA sequence data produced by the new generation of sequencing machines.

Research: Cool Roofs Can Offset Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Mitigate Global Warming, Says Study

Cool RoofsCan light-colored rooftops and roads really curb carbon emissions and combat global climate change? The idea has been around for years, but now a new study by researchers at Berkeley Lab, the first to use a global model to study the question, has found that implementing cool roofs and cool pavements in cities around the world can not only help cities stay cooler, they can also cool the world, with the potential of canceling the heating effect of up to two years of worldwide carbon dioxide emissions. More>

People: AFRD's Fajans Travels Through Wormhole on Science Channel Program Tonight

FajansMorgan Freeman is executive producer, host, and narrator of the Science Channel series Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman, which tackles the mysteries of the universe in eight installments. “What Are We Really Made Of,” an episode on particle physics, screens tonight at 10:00 p.m. To discuss his work with atoms of antihydrogen (a positron orbiting an antiproton), the production company The Incubator videotaped Joel Fajans of the Accelerator and Fusion Research Division at CERN and at the Bevatron, where the antiproton was discovered. More>

Early Career ResearchSpecial Event: Early Career Research Program Town Hall Meeting on Friday

The Department of Energy’s Office of Science has announced the FY 2011 Early Career Research Program. The program supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers. It is anticipated that up to $10 million will be available for 15-35 awards in FY 2011. Mandatory pre-applications are due August 13. Director Paul Alivisatos will host an informational meeting on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Details on eligibility, program rules, and applying are available here, or visit the Lab’s informational website.

Jeff MillerPeople: Public Affair's Miller Writes Series on Euroscience Forum in Italy

Earlier this month, Berkeley Lab Public Affairs Head Jeff Miller attended the Euroscience Open Forum, and during his visit, wrote four stories on various topics discussed at the event. In “The (Green) Spirit of Ireland” he explores the issue behind a wind-energy-to-hydro-energy project on the Emerald Isle. Miller focuses on the importance of putting science where the people are in “The Allure of Public Science.” In “How Do You Feel About Science?” he looks at public attitudes and cultural views about science. Miller concludes his series with “Last Thoughts on Euroscience 2010.”

Safety: Red Wing Shoemobile Onsite Tomorrow

The Red Wing work shoe vendor will be at the Lab tomorrow from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Lawrence Road near Strawberry Gate. Employees may be required to wear safety shoes to protect from potential hazards. Those working in areas where there is a danger of foot injuries due to falling or rolling objects, or objects piercing the sole, may be authorized to purchase safety shoes. More>

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