Berkeley Lab's Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit (ABPDU) is seeking a Student Assistant to assist with the development of data management infrastructure and tools to assist Researchers in collection and analysis of complex datasets. You will spend 15-20 hours per week on-site in Emeryville, CA, working with Scientists and Engineers to streamline real-time data collection from various instruments and experimental protocols.
What You Will Do:
Generate modular forms for manual data entry.
Standardize batch record formats and database ingestion tools.
Automate generation of batch records and media recipes.
Develop scripts to merge, filter, transform, and plot datasets.
Develop web-based tools for visualizing and comparing experimental data.
Train other researchers on appropriate use of collection and analysis tools.
Test and troubleshoot infrastructure to identify and fix problems in a timely manner.
What is Required:
Full-time student in good standing during the semester and enrolled in Data Science, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Bioengineering program.
Knowledge of SQL database structure and functionality.
Programming experience with at least one of: Python, R, Java, C, MATLAB.
Prior use of code repository (Git, Mercurial) for management and version control.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to balance a variety of tasks and priorities.
Strong attention to detail and careful record keeping.
Experience with industrial controls systems (SCADAs, PLCs) and real-time data acquisition tools (LabVIEW, OPC server).
Management of remote servers and Virtual Machines.
Some web development experience using Wordpress or similar platform.
Knowledge of bioprocessing terminology and unit operations (especially bioreactors).
Understanding of chemical notation and unit conversions for media formulation.
Ability to calculate typical performance metrics (titer, rate, yield, OUR/CER/RQ) and make basic engineering assumptions.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a part-time 6 month, student assistant appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Part-time, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime.
Salary will be predetermined based on student 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.
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