Group Jobs (Spring 2023)

Last updated: 01/25/2023


Alumni Relations Officer: create and administer exit survey to departing group members, maintain contact information for alumni, manage alumni social network group (e.g., LinkedIn), and invite alumni to give talks at Group Time
Hui Zheng
Group Jobs Manager: Assign all group jobs, create/remove/transfer jobs as needed, manage job transitions between new group members and alumni
Matt McDermott
Group Resources Manager: Assign desk spaces at LBL and on campus, keep track of laptops (LBL/Berkeley) and large assets with a DOE tag
Bryant Li
Group Time Coordinator: Plan and schedule the "Group Time" meeting activities
Ann Rutt, Rishabh Guha, OPEN
Mentoring Coordinator: Manage internal group mentoring program, issue annual survey to group on mentoring needs, and facilitate the setup of annual individual feedback meetings between students and Kristin
Mackinzie Farnell
Onboarding Guide (Grads): Assist new graduate students in getting started at LBL, create & manage onboarding resources and welcome events
OPEN (prev. Bryant Li)
Onboarding Guide (Postdocs/Staff): Assist new postdocs/staff in getting started at LBL, create & manage onboarding resources and welcome events, add new members to Google Group
Qian Chen
Postdoc HR: Coordinate interview process for new postdocs, programming challenge evaluation
Jianli Cheng, Max Gallant
Seminar Scheduler: Schedule and coordinate "big" group meeting and guest talks/seminars
Andrew Rosen
Undergraduate Coordinator: Facilitate connection between undergraduates and available projects within the group
Jiyoon Kim


Group Librarian: Manage group handbook, Google Drive, and educational resources
Matt McDermott
Group Supplier: Maintain group printer and regular resupply toner; manage Slack Pro subscription for PerssonHuddle workspace
Wayne Zhao
Group Webmaster: Update the Persson Group public website
Guy Moore, Evan Spotte-Smith
MP Docs Manager: Schedule MP Docs hackathons and coordinate MP presence on Wikipedia
Ruoxi Yang
MP Swag Coordinator: Coordinate the design and ordering of MP swag, including t-shirts, mugs, etc.
Caitlin McCandler
Production Gatekeeper: Assist with production jobs and group data management
Patrick Huck
Publications Manager: Assist HR in compiling publications for reports
Jingyang Wang
Tech Maven: Assist in setup of audio/video for Group Meeting (particularly in conference room 33-106); manage Persson group email list (i.e., the listserv)
Hui Zheng


Builder Guru: Manage database builders (Emmet); train new people in builders
Jason Munro
DFT + Atomate/Pymatgen Support: Assist with creating DFT-based workflows and answer questions about pymatgen
Andrew Rosen (interim) - OPEN
MD Wizard: Assist with setup and running of molecular dynamics simulations
Orion Cohen
ML Accelerator: Assist with setup on GPU nodes and running of machine learning workflows
Sudarshan Vijay
NERSC Resource Manager: Distribute computing time, monitor/plan group usage, submit annual proposals for compute time, and manage user access to the jcesr/matgen project directories and resources
Howard Li
NREL Point of Contact: Monitor computing time, write NREL HPC proposals, and interface with NREL staff
Hetal Patel
Savio/Lawrencium Support: Manage accounts, assist users with job/system setup, and assist in VASP compilation on Savio/Lawrencium
Orion Cohen


Group Chef: Provide food/snacks for the group; work with other chefs to cover food for 1) group meetings, 2) group time, 3) communal snacks/coffee
Jordan Burns, Max Venetos, Hui Zheng
Group Historian: Schedule and take group picture at least twice a year; document group outings/events and maintain these on the shared drive; keep track of group birthdays
Oxana Andriuc
Kavli Representative: Attend Kavli ENSI meetings once per month, prepare materials for distribution/presentation at Kavli events, facilitate collaborations between Kavli member groups, assist students in applying to Kavli awards and fellowships
Evan Spotte-Smith
Outreach Officer: Create and compile MP / Persson Group outreach content for the community
Social Chair: Plan major group outings and retreat; assist in planning other socials
Max Gallant, John Dagdelen
Social Media Chair: Represent the group on Twitter/Facebook; assist in outreach
John Dagdelen