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Thursday, Sept. 2, 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.

Scientific Engineering Associate (Environmental Energy Technologies) Provide technical support for software engineering and programming required for a highly scalable web environment.

Maintenance Supervisor (Facilities) Provide technical direction to craft employees in Facilities Operations. Requires five years maintenance supervisory experience and knowledge of LEAN methodologies.

Materials Chemistry Postdoc (Materials Sciences) Conduct research in the area of in situ environmental transmission electron microscopy of catalytic materials to advance understanding/ designing of novel catalytic materials.

Human Resource Systems Group Lead (Information Technology) Provide management and leadership for Berkeley Lab's Human Resource information technology systems.

AlivisatosVideo: Director's All-Hands Talk Now Online

Employees unable to attend Director Paul Alivisatos’s all-hands talk on Monday, or who wish to review it, can access a video of the presentation online. Alivisatos provided updates on the Lab’s five strategic initiatives: Carbon Cycle 2.0, safety and efficiency, community relations, space, and the Next Generation Light Source.

Special Event: Nanosponges Topic of Life Sciences Talk

NanospongesThe Life Sciences Division Seminars will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 7, with a talk by Eva Harth of Vanderbilt University. She’ll discuss "Advances in Delivery of Therapeutics with Nanosponges and Nano-Devices for Imaging.” The event begins at 4 p.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. Next up on Sept. 14 is Yaakov Stern of Columbia University with a lecture on “Cognitive Reserve: From Theory to Intervention.” Go here to see the full line-up of speakers.

World of Science: A History of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

bookThe third Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS III) is dominated by BOSS, the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey led by David Schlegel and other Berkeley Lab researchers. But how did SDSS get started? Ann Finkbeiner tells the cliffhanger tale in A Grand and Bold Thing: An Extraordinary New Map of the Universe Ushering in a New Era of Discovery, from Free Press. The tidal wave of data from SDSS, she writes, put an end to hoarding telescope results. It’s a no-holds barred look at science history, and Schlegel, an early participant in SDSS, claims “I'm too scared to read it myself.” More>

Wellness: Workshop on Managing Stress in Times of Change

StressThe Lab’s HR Benefits group is hosting a free workshop on “Managing Stress in Times of Change” on Monday, Sept. 20, at 11:30 a.m. in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54). This workshop will discuss reactions and stress associated with change, identify common processes for change and transition, and explore common pitfalls to avoid. The guest speaker will be Laurie Yamamoto, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a senior counselor for UC Berkeley’s CARE Services. Registration is recommended, but drop-ins are welcome. Also, a CARE Services counselor will at the Lab on Sept. 28 for free, individual sessions from 1 to 4 p.m. Call x7754 to make an appointment.

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