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Tuesday, June 29, 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.

Staff Scientist - Imaging & Manipulation of Nanostructures
(Materials Sciences Division) Lead an innovative research program to advance nanoscale imaging and manipulation. Devote equal effort to collaborating on user-specific proposals.

Senior Research Associate
(Environmental Energy Technologies Division) Conducts studies that analyze innovative financing and marketing programs targeted at residential and commercial building owners.

Chemist Postdoc Fellow - Biomolecular Assembly
(Materials Sciences Division) Study structural characteristics and self-assembly dynamics to design, fabricate and test new types of devices that combine sophisticated biological/electronic device functionality.

Electrician: The Facilities Division is looking for a journey-level electrician and fire alarm mechanic/technician. Primary responsibilities include operating and servicing fire alarm equipment. Must have experience and education equivalent to a journey-level electrician.

People: Molecular Foundry Researcher Honored With E.O. Lawrence Fellowship

Aaron Albers Aaron Albers, a postdoctoral fellow at the Molecular Foundry, is a 2010 recipient of the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding individuals from historically underrepresented groups in emerging scientific research. Albers is studying fundamental mechanisms in cancer—“a massive, complex problem that’s hugely challenging, and yet allows for truly high-risk, high-reward science,” he says. More

People: Horst Simon Interviewed for “Modeling the World” Website

Horst Simon Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences Horst Simon was interviewed by Microsoft Technical Computing for its Modeling the World website. In a short video excerpt on Facebook, Simon discusses the inevitability of parallelism, a new Moore’s Law, and the challenges to come — like programming a billion cores. In the longer video (seven minutes), Simon discusses his personal fascination with computers as well as their current and future applications.

Demolition: Building 50D Project to Commence This Week

Demolition of Bldg. 50D begins tomorrow. Barricades will be erected around the 50D building and the adjacent vending machines for the duration of work. There will be minimal parking and traffic impacts to the H2 parking lot. Starting July 10, a crane will be erected inside the H2 lot on Saturdays and Sundays to handle the heavy debris removal. Parking in the H2 lot will be restricted on the weekends for the next seven to eight weeks. Call Tim Galvin at x6396 with questions.

NERSC: Register Now for Virtual Summer School in Computing

iccs The newly established International Center for Computational Science will present a five-day course to teach how to use multicore devices for scientific computing, scale parallel code to tens of thousands of CPU cores, and more. There is no charge for the Aug. 2 - 6 program at Berkeley Lab’s Oakland Scientific Facility, but registration is limited. More

Supplies: MSC Industrial Supply Available on eBuy

MSC Industrial Supply Co. is eBuy's newest supplier. MSC is a major competitor to McMaster-Carr with 625,000 items in its eBuy catalog. Discount prices and free next-day delivery are offered on the entire catalog. It has products in 17 major categories which may facilitate research and operations throughout the Lab. MSC is found in eBuy under its small business partners and Government Scientific Source links at the bottom of the eBuy menu page. Access eBuy here, through the A-Z Index, or at the Procurement Homepage.

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