Monday, January 26, 2015

Reorganization of Energy Technologies Creates New Division Director Opportunity

Berkeley Lab Director Paul Alivisatos announced the formation of four Divisions in the Energy Technologies (ET) area. The Area is designed to take advantage of opportunities to address scientific and technological problems of climate change and sustainable energy development, and to align more closely with the Department of Energy’s research thrusts. It is also intended to accelerate the deployment of new technologies into the marketplace, and encourage entrepreneurship.

Associate Lab Director (ALD) for the Energy Technologies area, Ramamoorthy Ramesh said that the research in the now former Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD) is strong in the areas of applied science and engineering, technology, finance and policy—areas which are all central to developing and deploying solutions to the great energy and environmental changes facing society. He intends to move ET research forcefully towards the deployment of solutions that address these challenges.

With any change, new opportunities are created. We are currently conducting an international search for an Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division Director. This new division will perform research and develop technologies and strategies that enable a shift toward carbon-free transportation and the penetration of renewables on the electric grid.  

The Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division Director will be a key member of Berkeley Lab’s scientific leadership. Provide strategic leadership of the Division’s research programs with $25 million in annual funding and 108 employees. Ensure the quality of the research in the division, enhancing existing research programs and developing new programs. Collaborate and coordinate with the leadership of ETA research divisions. Establish and sustain other partnerships within the Lab, with academia with the broader ecosystem that includes industry partners, other national laboratories, and state and federal agencies. Act as spokesperson for the Division in interactions with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other government agencies. Working within the Energy Technologies Area leadership framework, have accountability for Division budgets, funding, workforce planning, human resources management, environmental health and safety, property and facilities management. Work as a member of Laboratory senior management to ensure smooth operations and long-term prospects of the Division and Laboratory as a whole.

For more information, or to apply - CLICK HERE.  
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Distinguished Scientist, Mina Bissell, Gives ‘Women We Admire’ Lecture

Dr. Mina Bissell is one of the three current Distinguished Scientists and the only woman with this honor at Berkeley Lab. Dr. Bissell is a pioneer in breast cancer research, a field in which she pursued the idea that a cancer cell doesn’t automatically become a tumor but depends on the surrounding microenvironment for cues as it progresses, a process that takes decades.

At Berkeley Lab, she was the first director of Cell and Molecular Biology Division and associate lab director for all Life Sciences. She has authored more than 370 publications, trained 90 fellows and graduate students, is a member of nine international scientific boards, and received numerous prestigious awards including the first Lifetime Achievement Award at Berkeley Lab.

If you are looking for a rewarding career, where you can work with brilliant scientists, like Mina, then visit our Careers site today:

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Berkeley Lab Director, Paul Alivisatos, accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Berkeley Lab Director, Paul Alivisatos, accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge issued by Oak Ridge National Lab, has received a dousing by Nobelist Saul Perlmutter and cancer researcher Mina Bissell, who used SF Bay water in deference to California’s drought. Lab researchers have contributed to the science of ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases.The director then challenged Steve Chu, AAAS CEO Alan Leshner, and White House science advisor John Holdren.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Berkeley Lab Recruiter, Bill Singh, is a Safety Hero!

A few months back, Bill Singh, senior recruiter in Berkeley Lab's Human Resources, spotted slip hazards on a walkway.
“Leaf-blowers had blown foliage onto the hilly stairway leading from Building 90 to Building 55,” he says. This made for a slippery situation, so Bill took action and cleared the branches off the walkway so that others could walk safely. Robert Rodriguez, a fellow senior recruiter in at the Lab, happened to see Bill’s efforts to prevent a slip-and-fall injury, and promptly handed over a Hero Card.

Hero Cards are a way for Berkeley Lab workers to thank one another for using safety common sense, and for looking out for fellow employees, as part of our Safety Culture. Our core value of “uncompromising safety” has resulted in safety-performance improvements over the years.  In order to continuously improve our safety performance we are building on this solid foundation and striving to achieve best in class. To do that, we must examine, understand and where necessary adjust our attitudes, beliefs, perceptions and values which comprise our Safety Culture.
Learn more about our Safety Culture HERE
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Friday, August 1, 2014

What is M37?

M37 is a New Entrepreneurial R&D Program  
a home for top innovators to develop high-impact energy technologies.

Developing energy technologies isn't easy. It involves tough science, long validation cycles, and brutal economics. Creating options for our energy future depends on serious researchers -- ones with the skills and creativity to reinvent our physical world, and the drive to bring their technologies to market.

M37 provides a home for top impact-driven researchers to advance technologies until they can succeed beyond the research lab. Its purpose is to support critical technology development and identify the most suitable path, partners, and financing mechanisms for long-term impact. 

As part of M37's founding cohort, you will work side-by-side with other star innovators, each advancing his or her technology vision for a more sustainable world. You'll draw inspiration from one another: tearing down, rebuilding, and strengthening one another's ideas. With Berkeley Lab as your workspace, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with the world's best scientists in one of the world's most advanced research campuses. And you will gain access to a broad network of energy experts in technology, business, and policy from across the country and beyond.

The ecosystem for energy technology innovation is in peril. We need a new vehicle for impact-driven energy R&D. M37 was created to empower the best innovators and leverage our national research assets in the fierce pursuit of next-generation energy solutions. 



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