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Wednesday, Nov. 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.

Program Manager 3/4 (Physical Biosciences) Responsible for all the user facility aspects of the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) operation located in Emeryville.

Postdoctoral Fellow (Computational Research) Develop highly optimized parallel algorithms, codes and software tools for analyses of X-ray scattering data collected at the Advanced Light Source.

MEMS and Nano-Micromachining Engineer (Engineering) Apply your micro-fabrication experience to support research projects involving design and fabrication of MEMS devices and nano-micromachining.

Principal Resource Analyst (OCFO) Independently provide comprehensive financial management, planning, execution, analytical, and consultative services to LD and Operations Division managers and staff.

Facilities Manager and Small Projects Department Head (Facilities) Provide leadership and direction to various operational departments, including small projects (<$5M), MRO, zone Management, site services, engineering, and other areas.

HR Benefits: Local Doctors Added to New Blue and Gold Health Plan; Open Enrollment Presentation Tomorrow


Health Net has added 68 additional primary care physicians from the Hill Physicians Medical Group to its newly unveiled Blue & Gold HMO network. The additional doctors are located in Oakland, Berkeley, and surrounding communities in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Employees who have already made Open Enrollment changes can still enroll with a Hill physician. Go here for more information. The addition of Hill physicians is among the topics of a live Open Enrollment presentation tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the Building 50. Open Enrollment ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23.

Supercomputing and Financial Markets Special Event: Friday Talk on Supercomputing and Financial Markets

David Leinweber of the Computational Research Division’s Center for Innovative Financial Technology (CIFT) will present a lecture on supercomputing and financial markets on Friday at 11 a.m. in Building 50B-4205. Leinweber will discuss the issues, tasks, and technologies needed to understand modern financial markets and support regulators in their efforts to promote free, stable, reliable and fair financial markets. CIFT was created earlier this year to help build a bridge between the computational science and financial markets communities.

Peter FischerPeople: Peter Fischer Awarded IEEE Distinguished Lectureship

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Magnetic Society has awarded a distinguished lectureship to Peter Fischer of Berkeley Lab’s Materials Sciences Division. As part of the lecture program, Fischer will travel throughout the world to present 30-40 talks on “Magnetic Soft X-Ray Microscopy: A Path to Imaging Magnetism at Fundamental Length and Time Scales.”

EH&S: Safety Culture Survey Ends Today

Safety CultureThank you to those who have already completed the Safety Culture Survey. Staff and guests who have not already done so are asked to share their experiences and opinions regarding the safety culture at Berkeley Lab, which will help identify strengths and prioritize areas for improvement. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and answers will be completely anonymous. No one will see individual responses. As this is a perception survey, answer the questions to the best of your ability. Some questions ask that you "rank" your perception of organizational priorities. All of the questions in the survey are designed to gather important feedback on our collective views and opinions. As such, there are no right or wrong answers. The survey will close today. Go here to visit the Safety Culture Improvement webpage and take the survey.

Speech RecognitionEmployee Activity: Onsite Demonstration of Speech Recognition Software

An expert on speech recognition software will conduct a live demonstration of the features and functions of the new version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking tomorrow at noon in Building 2-100B. Staff interested in learning about speech recognition software or in sharing their experiences are encouraged to attend at no charge. This is a brown-bag lunch, supplemented with soft drinks provided by the Dragon NaturallySpeaking Interest Group. More>

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