The Operations Department sees to it that the DOE JGI has the best possible facilities and support, ensuring that its operations are conducted in accordance with the requirements of its partner laboratories. A major part of the department’s mission is optimizing the physical layout of the facility. To that end, Operations is currently working toward linearizing the sequencing space, obtaining more office space, and improving the DOE JGI’s computational facilities. Another major initiative is to develop accurate and efficient financial protocols and business systems.
Administrative Services handles a variety of tasks, from arranging travel and jamborees to facilitating performance appraisals. The group ensures that activities at the DOE JGI are carried out in accordance with the administrative policies and procedures of both Lawrence Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories.
This group sees to the day-to-day needs of the DOE JGI facilities. Members assist with employee and instrument moves and deal with contractor modifications to the DOE JGI buildings.
Finance & Materials
This group consists of two sections. Finance handles cost accounting and budgeting, whereas Materials Procurement deals with buying and tracking property, including shipping and receiving.
Working with the Human Resources departments at Lawrence Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, the DOE JGI’s Human Resources Group fulfills the institute’s staffing needs.
The group supports all the instrumentation needs of the DOE JGI laboratory staff. Ranging from instrument specification & selection, installation, programming, modification & troubleshooting working closely with vendors as necessary. Engineering design & project management plus laboratory space planning.
Public Affairs Office
The DOE JGI Public Affairs Office (PAO) assumes responsibility for developing and maintaining the “public face” of the Institute through an integrated marketing communications approach that supports the strategic goal of the Institute for global recognition as a leading contributor to advancing genomics for energy and environmental applications. This practice entails providing timely and useful information to all of DOE JGI’s internal and external stakeholders, as well as conducting media and community relations and government affairs activities. In general, the content that PAO develops is driven by the opportunity to raise the visibility of scientific papers enabled by DOE JGI sequence generation and data analysis published in high-profile peer-reviewed journals. This information is then conveyed through various communication vehicles to target diverse audiences: online in the form of web content (including audio, video and animation), in print media distribution, and through events hosted by the DOE JGI. The PAO is responsible for the DOE JGI public web presence, as well as for public visits to the facility.