JGI & Berkeley Lab: A View to Fuel Innovative Science in the Public Interest
They say it's all about location and Berkeley Lab has it all: a view above the San Francisco Bay, cool breezes, and world-class multidisciplinary science within a diverse and respectful research ecosystem of 5,000 people. Nearly 90 years ago, Ernest Orlando Lawrence, the inventor of the cyclotron, brought physicists, biologists, engineers and mathematicians together in Berkeley above the University of California campus to tackle the most urgent scientific challenges. Today, after garnering 13 Nobel Prizes, Berkeley Lab has sustained and grown that tradition of open, interdisciplinary team science, exemplified by how the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) addresses the most pressing energy and environmental challenges using integrative genome science approaches. JGI takes up residence in the new, state-of-the-art Integrative Genomics Building (IGB) along with the U.S. Department of Energy Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) to expand the frontiers of energy and environmental science in partnership with the worldwide community of researchers. Will you join us and be a critical part of our next groundbreaking discoveries?
Under direct supervision of the Shipping and Receiving Supervisor, perform routine support tasks of laboratory maintenance for several groups at the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), located in Berkeley.
The JGI is comprised of highly-skilled and diverse talent founded on a culture of scientific excellence, trust, curiosity, passion, and collaboration that drives our desire to advance scientific frontiers and make bold new discoveries with our users.
Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding employee development opportunities. To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.
What You Will Do:
Perform routine laboratory tasks such as washing, drying and sterilizing labware.
Coordinate dishwash, autoclave, media prep, and pipette tip work. Assess daily workload for dishwashing, autoclaving, media preparation, and pipette tip filling / autoclaving.
Operate industrial autoclaves, washer and dryer and water distiller systems.
Package and sterilize pipette tips.
Deliver clean and sterile glassware and plastic ware to the stocking locations.
Notify supervisor if service calls are needed for equipment.
Perform some routine administrative work such as filing and photo copying.
Quality test autoclaves weekly using two (2) testing methods.
Monitor, collect, and replace sharps and broken glass collection containers
Maintain storeroom shelf stock
Maintain sink supplies in labs
Maintain a clean and safe work area at all times.
Responsible for compliance with environmental health and safety regulations.
Maintain an accurate record of all work performed.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Prepare stock solutions and buffers using standard protocols.
May perform additional duties such as collecting waste, distributing supplies, defrosting freezers or scraping -80 degree freezers.
May also assist the lab manager(s) in general organization and/or cleaning of laboratory areas.
Monitor water stations and refill as required.
Monitor all safety glass and shoe cover stations and restock as needed.
What is Required:
A high school diploma, or equivalent is required.
Prior experience using glassware washer and autoclave is preferred, but not required.
Ability to interact well with different researchers and become familiar with individual cleaning requirements for glassware.
Good communication skills, with the ability to interact with a variety of people.
Strong organizational skills, with the demonstrated ability to pay attention to details and keep accurate records of work completed.
Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
Able to lift/move 45 lbs., kneel, walk and stand for extended period of time.
Valid CA driver's license.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Familiar with basic laboratory procedures, including making solutions, culture media and sterilizing.
Good working knowledge of chemical inventory procedures and chemical safety practices.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be predetermined based on collective bargaining agreement step rates.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) -- 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.