Chemistry Department Newsletter 5/17/2010

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XXXIV ‑ No. 23 May 17th, 2010

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Chemistry Newsletter Summer Hours

The Chemistry Newsletter will be going to Bi‑weekly publication for the Summer after this week's newsletter. Please continue to drop/send material for the newsletter to me. We will publish the newsletter on the off week for special announcements. Thank You.

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SEMINARS

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Thursday, May 20th, 2010 ‑ Lilly Young Investigator Lecture in Organic Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tobias Ritter, Harvard University.

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September 14th, 2010 ‑ Kramer Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Engineering Hall. Professor Yet‑Ming Chiang (MIT). "Advanced Inorganic Materials for Batteries"

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Metal Metal Bonds in Chains of Three or More Metal Atoms: From Homometallic to Heterometallic Chains.

Berry, JF*.

METAL‑METAL BONDING 136: 1‑28 2010.

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O‑Capped Heteroadamantyl‑Substituted Hydrazines and Their Oxidation Products.

Li, G; Nelsen, SF*; Jalilov, AS; Guzei, IA*.

JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 75 (8): 2445‑2452 APR 16 2010.

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One Micrometer Length Scale Controls Kinetic Stability of Low‑Energy Glasses.

Kearns, KL; Ediger, MD*; Huth, H; Schick, C.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS 1 (1): 388‑392 JAN 2010.

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Multiply Resonant Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy: Implications for Materials Science.

Pakoulev, AV; Block, SB; Yurs, LA; Mathew, NA; Kornau, KM; Wright, JC*.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS 1 (5): 822‑828 MAR 4 2010.

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Why Hofmeister effects of many salts favor protein folding but not DNA helix formation.

Pegram, LM; Wendorff, T; Erdmann, R; Shkel, I; Bellissimo, D; Felitsky, DJ; Record, MT*.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 107 (17): 7716‑7721 APR 27 2010.

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Solution and Solid‑State Studies of Doubly Trimethylene‑Bridged Tetraalkyl p‑Phenylenediamine Diradical Dication Conformations.

Jalilov, AS; Li, GQ; Nelsen, SF*; Guzei, IA*; Wu, Q.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 132 (17): 6176‑6182 MAY 5 2010.

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5th Annual NIH National Graduate Student Research Festival

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is actively seeking candidates to participate in the fifth annual NIH National Graduate Student Research Festival, to be held October 25 and 26, 2010 in Bethesda, Maryland. The purpose of this event is to recruit outstanding young scientists to postdoctoral positions at the NIH. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in a PhD program in the U.S. and on schedule to complete your PhD degree requirements between June 2010 and October 2011. We will be selecting up to 200 students to spend two days discussing their research through poster sessions, meeting other students from around the U.S., learning about the research being done at NIH, and exploring postdoctoral training opportunities on the NIH campuses. The deadline for application is June 15, 2010 and the online application can be found at: http://www.training.nih.gov/postdoctoral/ngsrf/. If you have questions or require more information, you may contact me at: Jonathan S. Wiest, Ph.D., Director, Center for Cancer Training, National Cancer Institute, Office Phone: 301‑435‑9030, E‑mail: wiestj@mail.nih.gov.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Marquette University. The Chemistry department is searching for a full time laboratory coordinator to be responsible for supporting undergraduate laboratory courses in analytical, physical and inorganic chemistry during the academic year and general chemistry during the summer sessions.  The position will also involve supervision of TAs assigned to these courses, maintenance of chemistry web sites and the development of upper division laboratory experiments. An MS degree in chemistry is required.  Teaching experience would be useful. Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of chemical instruments is preferred. The essential functions of the position will be teaching upper division undergraduate laboratory and assisting instructors of large section service courses. This will involve supervising upper division lab courses, giving associated lab lectures, preparing solutions and maintaining equipment with assistance from stockroom where possible.  The coordinator will assist graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants with set‑up and sample preparation, if they are assigned to the course. Responsibilities will include overseeing general chemistry TAs during the summer, safety procedures in teaching labs that the coordinator will direct, maintaining, and ordering supplies and equipment for the teaching laboratories. In addition, the coordinator will assist instructors in supervising TA grading of undergraduate exams, prepare and give lecture demonstrations in undergraduate courses, as assigned by the instructors, maintain department web sites, assist general chemistry instructors with office hours, exam preparation and email communication, be a member of the department safety committee and assist graduate committee in evaluating teaching assistant performance. Position will be open until filled.  Review of applicants will begin May 17.  Applications will only be received online at: careers.marquette.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52455. The application must include a cover letter, and CV.  Please send unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work, and two letters of recommendation to: Lab Coordinator Search Committee, Marquette University, Dept. of Chemistry, PO Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Include a third reference in your cover letter or CV.

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Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. Visiting Instructor, 1 year appointment beginning August 2010. The successful candidate will be expected to teach analytical and general chemistry courses. The Ph.D. degree is required; post‑doctoral and/or teaching experience is preferred. Qualified women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Send curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and arrange to have sent at least three letters of recommendation to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN 46805‑1499. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Website is: http://www.ipfw.edu/chem.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry at Kansas State University, http://www.ksu/chem invites applicants for an appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Organic for the 2010‑2011 academic year. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (ABD candidates may be considered). We seek an outstanding instructor to teach one‑semester General Organic laboratories. Although the position focuses on teaching, there will be opportunity to conduct research in collaboration with a faculty member once the teaching duties are met. The appointment will be for a one‑year term with the possibility of a second year term contingent upon performance and availability of funding. Applicants should send a complete curriculum vitae and statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Professor Sundeep Rayat, Department of Chemistry, 213 CBC Building, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506‑0401; e‑mail: sundeep@ksu.edu. Screening will begin on June 1st, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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None Available for This Newsletter

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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262‑0293. Thanks.

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