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Wednesday, Oct. 13, 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.

Deputy Division Director (EH&S) Provide leadership and oversight regarding operational aspects within the EH&S Division including management and technical direction to EH&S Division Senior Staff.

Network Engineer (ESnet) Design, upgrade, and configure ESnet's routing and switching architecture, provisioning network services, ensuring network security, and effective network monitoring.

HR Assistant III (Human Resources) Provide non-exempt HR support for the Photon and Physical Science HR Center, specifically in the areas of HR systems, processing, record keeping, staffing and recruitment, compensation, employee relations, and training.

Communications and Media Relations Manager (Public Affairs) Develop and lead communications and media-relations plans, actions, and outcomes in support of Berkeley Lab's strategic objectives.

Research: Lab Technology Spawns Succesful Start-Ups

smart windowWhat do a smart window company, a microbial analysis start-up and waste-heat recovery start-up have in common? They’re all located in the San Francisco Bay Area and they’re all based on technology developed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. What’s more, these three start-up companies have either had highly successful launches or closed major deals in the last several months. One of the companies announced a new manufacturing facility that will create hundreds of jobs around the country and bring energy-savings technologies to a wider market. More>

Short CircuitFacilities: Short Circuit, Opened Breaker Cause of Monday Power Outage

Monday's power outage — which started shortly after 10 a.m. and lasted until about 11:50 a.m. — was caused by the opening of a main breaker, located at the Grizzly Peak Substation, that connects the Lab's electrical system with UC Berkeley's. The breaker opened in response to a short circuit in a panel-mounted indicator light.

People: PBD's Doudna Elected to Institute of Medicine

DoudnaJennifer Doudna of the Lab’s Physical Biosciences Division has been elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine. Election is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health. Doudna researches RNA-mediated initiation of protein synthesis and RNA-protein complexes involved in targeting proteins for export out of cells. She is also a Howard Hughes investigator and a UC Berkeley professor of molecular and cell biology. More>

Special Event: ALS Users Meeting Starts Today

The Advanced Light Source will conduct its annual users meeting today through Friday. Highlights include a keynote presentation by Rep. Vern Ehlers (R-MI), the first-ever “Poster Slam” for student poster competitors, a lecture honoring former ALS Director Janos Kirz, and a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new User Support Building. Employees are invited to attend an exhibit in the N2 parking lot that features vacuum and synchotron-related equipment, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday. More>

DemolitionFacilities: Demolition of Bevatron Framing Begins

The loud, eerie moans of crunching metal echoing through the hills of the Lab are emanating from the Bevatron site. After months of disassembling the guts of the structure, work has begun removing the framing, using several large excavators with shearing attachments. The demolition will continue for the next four to six weeks. Most of the materials will be recycled.

sandwichesCafeteria: New Menu Items Debut; Prices Increase

Starting Monday, Oct. 18, the Lab Café will introduce a new menu and format, including custom egg sandwiches, chicken wings, fish tacos, a make-your-own sandwich bar, bread bowls with soup, dim sum, and combo deals with fountain soda. Unfortunately, due to rising food and supply costs, a slight price increase in the cafeteria and coffee bar will be implemented. Also, the mug-refill policy will change. The $1 refill charge will apply to containers sized 16 ounces or less and refills must take place on the same day, with receipt shown as proof of purchase.

EH&S: Last Onsite Flu Clinic is Today

Today is the last chance for employees working on the Hill to attend a flu clinic. Appointments are available until 11:45 a.m. Call x6266 to register.

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