Does Berkeley Lab require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19?
In accordance with University of California Policy: SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program, all Berkeley Lab employees must participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof of Full Vaccination or submitting a request for exception or deferral. This policy applies to all Berkeley Lab employees, whether they are working on site, teleworking, or are remote workers. Please visit the Berkeley Lab COVID-19 Vaccination Policy webpage for more information about COVID-19 vaccination requirements and COVID-19 safety protocol.
Does Berkeley Lab offer remote work?
Berkeley Lab offers flexible work modes for positions that are not required to conduct work onsite. If a flexible work mode is possible, it will be identified in the job posting. Example: This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule – a combination of teleworking and performing work on site at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. Work schedules are dependent on business needs. Individuals working a hybrid schedule must reside within 150 miles of Berkeley Lab.
Do I have to be a US citizen to be hired at Berkeley Lab?
No. For many of our positions, the lab supports visa sponsorship. For more information, please visit https://hrss.lbl.gov/service-offerings/visa-services/.
Do I need a security clearance to be hired at the Lab?
Most of our positions do not require a security clearance, however, if required, it will be listed in the job posting.
Does the Lab provide relocation assistance?
Yes, we offer relocation assistance, however, it depends on the position being offered.
Who should my cover letter be addressed to?
You may address your cover letter to “Hiring Manager” or “Search Committee”.
Where can I find the pay range for the open positions?
Please work with your Berkeley Lab Recruiter to discuss compensation.
How long is the hiring process?
Hiring timeline varies based on position. For more information, please discuss with your Berkeley Lab Recruiter
I’m not sure if my application went through, how can I confirm it’s been submitted successfully?
You should receive an email confirmation titled “Application Acknowledgement” in your email or you can check the status of your application through https://jobs.lbl.gov/.
I applied for a position at the Lab, where can I upload my letter of recommendation?
You can upload your letter of recommendations along with your cover letter, cv /resume when applying for a specific position.
How can I get an update on the status of my application?
You can check the status of your application by logging onto https://jobs.lbl.gov/
How can I best prepare for an interview?
Please review the job posting/ job description and be prepared to talk about your background and experience/ qualifications relating to the position.
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