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Wednesday, March 3, 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.

HR Division Partner (Human Resources) Provide customer focused HR services for EETD and Earth Sciences, including guidance on personnel policy, staff planning, performance management…

Software Developer 2/3 (Genomics) Responsible for the development, testing and documentation of software to support production annotation and analysis of microbial genomes…

Computer Systems Engineer 2/3 (Computational Research) Work in a results-driven research environment on a wide array of software development problems…

Optical Metrologist (Advanced Light Source) Responsible for synchrotron optics metrology, help develop x-ray beamlines and optical systems for next generation synchrotron and FEL sources…

Patent Attorney (Directorate) Perform legal review of documents like intellectual property license agreements. Evaluate university rights relative to new inventions. Conduct complex patent…

subsurfaceLDRD: Discovery Awards — Imaging Earth’s Subsurface

Recovering the last drop of oil, gauging geothermal resources, disposing of toxic and nuclear waste, sequestering captured carbon dioxide (pictured) — needs like these grow in urgency day by day. To meet them will require better imaging of subsurface structures and the fluids in their pore space. Lab research on this challenge is outlined in the second of a five-part series on the LDRD Discovery Awards. More>

Award: Life Scientist Gets Grant for Research on Aging Brains

brainThe Research Partnership in Cognitive Aging, a public-private effort to promote the study of brain function with age, will award up to $28 million over five years for 17 research grants to examine the neural and behavioral profiles of healthy cognitive aging and explore interventions that may prevent, reduce or reverse cognitive decline in older people. Among those receiving grants is William Jagust, with Berkeley Lab’s Life Sciences Division. He will use the funds to study neural and biochemical mechanisms of cognitive aging. More>

rosenfeldSpecial Event: UC Davis Symposium Honoring Lab’s Art Rosenfeld

The work of Berkeley Lab energy-efficiency veteran Art Rosenfeld will be honored at a symposium (10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and reception (4:30 to 6 p.m.) at UC Davis on Tuesday, March 9. Other Lab speakers include Alan Meier and Mark Levine of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, and physicist Rich Muller. In addition to his pioneering work at Berkeley Lab to advance energy efficiency, Rosenfeld also served two five-year terms on the California Energy Commission. More>

Award: Lab Guest Gets NASA Fellowship to Study Universe

big bangNASA has announced the selection of the 2010 Einstein Fellows who will conduct research related to its "Physics of the Cosmos" program, which aims to expand our knowledge of the origin, evolution, and fate of the Universe. The Einstein Fellowship provides support to the awardees for three years, and the Fellows may pursue their research at a host university or research center of their choosing in the United States. Dov Poznanski, a guest in the Computational Research Division, was among those chosen as Fellows. More>

Training: Tuition Reimbursement Workshop

The Berkeley Lab Learning Institute will offer a workshop on the Lab's Tuition Reimbursement Program (BLI0101) on Tuesday, March 23, in Building 2-100B from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn about the program's policy and guidelines, the types of services offered, how to access the necessary forms, and getting reimbursed. This workshop is free. Go here for more information and to register, or call Karen Paris (x5122).

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