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Wednesday, May 26, 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.

Mechanical Engineer (Engineering) Participate in the magnet design process; develop, establish, and maintain fabrication and safety procedures.

Protocol Officer (Public Affairs) Collaborate with leaders, administrators, and Public Affairs to effectively implement information-based protocol services.

Research Associate (Earth Sciences) Carry out a range of laboratory tasks in support of various geochemically oriented projects.

NCEM Staff Scientist (Materials Sciences) Lead research program related to aberration-corrected electron microscopy and support NCEM users in transmission electron microscopy.

JGI Systems Administrator (NERSC) Support the computational infrastructure for research at JGI working out of NERSC.

Senior Research Associate (Genomics) Design and conduct scientific experiments focusing on new sequencing technologies to address a wide range of biology questions.

powerResearch: Simple Measures Can Eliminate India's Electricity Shortage

Electricity in India can be a dicey proposition. Half the population lacks access or is too poor to afford it. The other half is using so much that demand far outstrips supply, resulting in daily power outages.  And with a growing middle class buying more TVs, air conditioners and the like, the situation will only get worse. As chaotic as things are, there is a solution: simple energy efficiency measures, according to a new report co-authored by Jayant Sathaye and Arjun Gupta of the Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division, can eliminate the electricity deficit as early as 2013. More>

Video Feature: The Berkeley Water Center; A Digital Watershed

riverEvery year, Microsoft Research organizes the Silicon Valley TechFair to highlight the company’s work with the research community. At this year’s event on May 6, the Berkeley Water Center was highlighted both in the opening address and in a video produced for the event. The video focus on the “digital watershed,” a project between Microsoft Research, Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Computing for Science (ACS) Department and UC Berkeley to develop better tools for storing and accessing data on water resources. This video features ACS Department Head Deb Agarwal. More>

Special Event: Evolution of Plant DNA Topic of Talk at Bone Room

dnaDan Rokhsar, head of the Joint Genome Institute’s Plant Genomics Program, researcher in the Lab's Genomics Division, and UC Berkeley professor, will discuss "Uncovering the Ancient Roots of Modern Plant DNA" at The Bone Room tomorrow at 7 p.m. The Bone Room, a natural history store located at 1573 Solano Ave., sells bones, mounted insects, fossils, and other animal “odds and ends.” More>

IT: AT&T Cellular Equipment Upgrade This Week

In-building cellular antennas will be intermittently out of service this week between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to facilitate an upgrade to AT&T's in-building cellular service. Expect limited coverage during this time period. For questions, contact Telephone Services (x7997).

IT: Google Calendar Training Now Available

Employees are invited to participate in hands-on training for Google Calendar. The classes take place in Building 90-26. Look for the class (BLI0942) under the computer applications category on the Employee Self Service site. Go here for more information on the Lab’s Google services.

Correction: Name of Tour Guide Misspelled

Yesterday’s edition of Today at Berkeley Lab included an article on the restart of public tours of the Lab. The last name of the tour guide listed in the article was misspelled. The correct spelling is "Ken Woolfe."

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