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Financial Management Workshop for Postdocs on Feb. 22

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) will host a new financial management workshop for postdocs on Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium. The course will be conducted by the Lab’s CFO Kim Williams, and Deputy CFO and Field Finance Manager Minh Huebner. Visit the Employee Self-Service website to register (course PDT 0110) or review the course description.

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Students Sought for Lab EMT Class

Participants are trained to administer lifesaving medical care in the event of large-scale disasters. Those who pass the course can use this training outside the Lab as well. The course is offered to those interested in joining the Lab’s Medical Emergency Response Team. To host the class, 16 students are needed. Send email here  if interested, or call x5170. More>

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Free Berkeley Lab Smartsheet Information Session on March 1

Representatives from Smartsheet will give a presentation on upcoming changes and improvements and lead a discussion on how the Lab uses Smartsheet, followed by a Q&A session. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Go here to register and view the agenda.

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New Workshop on Intellectual Property and the Commercial Value of Research

The Innovations & Partnerships Office will host a workshop for postdocs and early career scientists on “Intellectual Property and the Commercial Value of Research.” The workshop – on Wednesday, Feb. 14 in the Building 66 Auditorium at 1:30 p.m. – highlights the fundamentals of intellectual property and provides a framework for understanding the commercial value of your research. Register here (course PDT0108).

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Free Online Training for Hadoop, Spark, and Machine Learning Feb. 7 and 8

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Network (XSEDE ) program is offering a free online workshop on Spark, Hadoop, and Machine Learning with TensorFlow. Participants will explore these topics while using the XSEDE distributed, high-performance computer environment. The course takes place in Building 50B-1237. Registration is required before Feb. 5.

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UC Retirement Center Hosts Pre-Retirement Planning Course in February

The course takes place on Wednesdays from Feb. 7 to 28, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Go here for more information and to register. Additional workshops on retirement transition, finances, housing, estate and legal planning, and long-term care are also offered. Go here for more information and to register.

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Peter Fiske Leads Jan. 18 Postdoc Workshop on Informational Interviewing

Informational Interviewing is an effective way of uncovering job opportunities, identifying new research sponsors and projects, and expanding networks. To aid Lab postdocs, EESA’s Peter Fiske will lead a workshop on “Informational Interviewing: The Key to Unlocking Career Opportunities in Science and Beyond” at noon on Jan. 18. Sign-up via Employee Self Service (class code PDT107).

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Project Descriptions for Energy Fellowship Mentorships Due Dec. 15

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) seeks to strengthen a diverse pipeline of future STEM professionals through a summer program for bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral students. Workforce Development and Education seeks Lab mentors for MLEF fellows. No funding from divisions or areas is required. Applications are due Dec. 15.

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State Council Seeks Researchers for Science/Technology Policy Fellowships

The California Council on Science and Technology is accepting applications for 2019 Science & Technology Policy Fellows. As fellows, scientists and engineers spend one year in Sacramento serving the California State Legislature. The program trains scientific thinkers to be policy-savvy while helping equip lawmakers with science experts. Applications are due Feb. 28. More>

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Emergency Management Launches ‘LabReady’ Campaign With Noon Briefings

The initial component of the campaign — which seeks to better prepare the Lab community in case of emergency — will be a series of informal, noontime briefings that remind staff of Lab hazards, emergency reporting, protective actions and measures, and communications. Sessions will be held Nov. 29, Dec. 5, and Dec. 11. Bring your lunch and learn more about staying safe.

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