Chemistry Newsletter - 01/18/2000

 

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

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XXXV No. 3 January 18th, 2000

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Inorganic Chemistry Cumulative Exam Schedule, 2000

All cumes are in room 2373 from 9 am to noon.

February 5th March 4th April 1st

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Finance Committee Meetings

The following dates have been confirmed for the Finance Committee Meetings this spring.

All of the meetings will be held on tuesday from 1:20 to 3:30 PM

January 25 February 15 February 29 March 21
April 4 April 25 May 23

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SEMINARS

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None For This Newsletter

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Recent Publications

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Williams RD; Hupp JT; Ramm MT; Nelsen SF.

Extended near-infrared resonance Raman investigations of an organic mixed-valence system: Diazatetracyclodiene radical cation.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 1999, Vol 103, Iss 50, pp 11172-11180.

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Syud FA; Espinosa JF; Gellman SH.

NMR-based quantification of beta-sheet populations in aqueous solution through use of reference peptides for the folded and unfolded states.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 1999, Vol 121, Iss 49, pp 11577-11578.

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Reynolds GW; Taylor JW.

Correlation of atomic force microscopy sidewall roughness measurements with scanning electron microscopy line-edge roughness measurements on chemically amplified resists exposed by x-ray lithography.

JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B 1999, Vol 17, Iss 6, pp 2723-2729.

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Lu B; Taylor JW; Cerrina F; See CP; Bourdillon AJ.

Study of acid diffusion in a positive tone chemically amplified resist using an on-wafer imaging technique.

JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B 1999, Vol 17, Iss 6, pp 3345-3350.

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Reynolds GW; Taylor JW; Brooks CJ.

Direct measurement of x-ray mask sidewall roughness and its contribution to the overall sidewall roughness of chemically amplified resist features.

JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B 1999, Vol 17, Iss 6, pp 3420-3425.

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Copyright � 2000 Institute for Scientific Information

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ACS - Student Affiliates Meeting

The meeting will be on Thursday Feb 24, our first meeting of this new semester. The speaker will be Dr. John Wright. It will informal, and he will be talking about cold fusion. We won't be doing pizza, but instead cookies and soda. The talk will begin at 6pm and the refreshments will be available before and after the speech. The talk will be held in room 2373 just like last semester.

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For Industrial Positions, see the Chemistry Career Services Newsletter at:

http://www.chem.wisc.edu/placement/7news.html


FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has an opening for Director of the department's NMR facility, which currently houses a Bruker DRX500, a Bruker DRX400 and a Bruker DMX360 wide-bore instrument, in addition to 4 low-field (AMX300, WM250, AC200 and Gemini 300) spectrometers. Installation of a Bruker DRX400 wide-bore (March) and a 600MHz narrow-bore spectrometer (fall 2000) are in progress. This opening is a career track, non-faculty position with an anticipated starting date of May/June 2000. This position will supervise and oversee the general operations of the facility, develop new experimental protocols and provide technical assistance on high-field NMRs, train users, and interact collaboratively with research faculty with varied interests and other professional staff. This position offers a competitive salary based on prior experience and level of professional activities. Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and names (address, telephone number, and email) of three references to: Chair: NMR Facility Director Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, CB# 3290, Venable Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290.

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The Department of Chemistry at Central Connecticut State University seeks to fill a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Bioorganic Chemistry. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Chemistry with a specialization in biochemistry. Appointment will begin August 1999 and candidates must complete their degree prior to the start date. The successful candidate is expected to develop a biochemically oriented research program appropriate for undergraduates. Teaching responsibilities include biochemistry, organic chemistry, courses in the Department's general education program, and other courses as needed. The 8 member Department of Chemistry http://www.chemistrv.ccsu.edu is certified by the American Chemical Society. Interested candidates should submit letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, research proposal, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three reference letters to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT 06050. All materials must be received by Feb. 14, 2000.

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Eastern Oregon University invites applications for a full time, nine-month, tenure-track appointment beginning fall, 2000. The successful candidate will initially be responsible for lecture and laboratories for the full-year undergraduate courses in physical chemistry (to include one term each of Thermodynamics, Quantum Mechanics, and Chemical Dynamics); lecture and laboratory for one term of inorganic chemistry; share lecture and laboratory responsibilities in general chemistry and introduction to chemistry sequences; and mentor undergraduates in chemical research. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching is expected along with knowledge of the newer science pedagogies. All faculty actively participate in academic advising, campus committees, curriculum development, research, community outreach, and distance education. An active SAACS is in place at Eastern and the successful candidate, in concert with the other chemistry faculty, is expected to support this activity. A Ph.D. in physical chemistry or related field is required. Position will be filled at the Assistant Professor rank. Appointment begins September 16, 2000. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, university transcripts (unofficial), and the names and phone numbers of four professional references to: Professor Richard Hermens, Chair, Physical Chemistry Search Committee, School of Arts and Sciences, Badgley Hall 208, Phone: 541-962-3322, Fax: 541-962-3873, E-mail: rhermens@eou.edu . Application Deadline: March 1, 2000, or until filled.

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Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the world's largest tire and rubber company, is currently seeking a Synthesis Chemist for an open position at the Research Center in Akron, OH. Researchers at this location are primarily dedicated to the development of new materials for tires and other applications, and are working cooperatively with scientists and engineers of our three major Technical Centers at Akron, Tokyo (Japan) and Rome (Italy). Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. in Inorganic, Organometallic, or Organic Chemistry, with strong background in the chemistry of coordination compounds including excellent bench synthesis skills. The successful candidate is to develop, synthesize, and characterize catalysts, monomers, and polymers and to optimize and help apply new materials useful to the improvement of tires and other polymer-related products. Must have a strong interest and demonstrated ability in performing hands-on synthesis, purification and characterization. Some knowledge of and experience with polymers is preferred. The candidate must have a thorough academy background and training, and possess strong creativity and problem-solving abilities, solid verbal and written communications, interpersonal skills, and initiative. This person will interact effectively with other research groups, departments, and laboratories within the Corporation. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. A drug test and post-offer physical are required. For confidential consideration, reply in writing to: Bridgestone/Firestone Research, Inc., Attn; Ms. Cheryl Schlosser, Human Resources-BFR, 1200 Firestone Parkway, Akron, OH 44317-0001.

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Albion College. A tenure track position with a starting date as early as August 2000, however, a later starting date is possible. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry by the time they start the position. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral training. Applications from women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged. Teaching duties include biochemistry, biochemistry laboratory, advanced biochemistry, participation in the general chemistry program and establishment of an undergraduate research program. There are opportunities to assist in the organic program and to create courses for non-science majors, participation in the Freshman Seminar Series and in the new Neuroscience program. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, photocopies of transcripts, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, a research proposal, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Dennis C. Gaswick, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Albion College, Albion, MI 49224, Phone: (517) 629-0276, FAX: (517) 629-0509, E-mail: dgaswick@albion.edu . Review of applications will begin February 15, 2000, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral research associateship in NMR A two year EPSRC postdoc position is available for work on high resolution diffusion-ordered spectroscopy (DOSY) with Professor G A Morris in the Department of Chemistry, University of Manchester. Further details may be found at: http://www.ch.man.ac.uk/phys/NMR/PDRA677_99.htm .

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Institute of Paper Science and Technology in Atlanta, GA. The wood chemistry group is looking for a recent chemistry Ph.D. graduate student experienced in oxidative organic chemistry and NMR spectroscopy. The successful candidate will conduct fundamental research into the chemical mechanisms involved in oxidation of natural biopolymers using high temperature alkaline oxygen conditions. These studies are targeted at utilizing fundamental chemical principles to develop new bleaching technologies for the pulp and paper industry. The applicant must be experienced in modern chromatography systems (GC, HPLC, & GPC) and advanced spectroscopic techniques including UV/VIS, FT-IR, NMR{1D & 2D}. Prior experience with 13C CP/MAS NMR, carbohydrate chemistry and/or lignin chemistry would be beneficial but is not necessary. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and names and addresses of three references to: Human Resources Department, Institute of Paper Science and Technology, 500 10th St., NW, Atlanta, GA, 30318, or Dr. Art J. Ragauskas - Professor of Chemistry, Institute of Paper Science and Technology, 500 10th St., NW, Atlanta, GA, Fax. (404-894-4778), E-mail: Arthur.Ragauskas@ipst.edu .

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Postdoctoral Positions, Georgia State University. Immediate Openings. Design and Synthesis of Pharmacologically Active Porphyrins. Porphyrins and metalloporphyrins have a variety of pharmacological actions including antibacterial and antiviral activities. This postdoctoral position involves the synthesis and characterization of porphyrins and metalloporphyrins for biological testing for an NIH-funded project. Efforts will be made to develop novel structure/activity profiles. Some work may involve development of techniques to separate and quantitate small amounts of these species. If interested, please e-mail CV with a publication list, summary of research experience, and list of professional references to: Dr. Dabney Dixon, Department of Chemistry, ddixon@gsu.edu . Phone: (404-651-3908). New Metal Complexes for Peptide Cleavage and Protein Structural Studies. A postdoctoral position is immediately available on an interdisciplinary research project. Work will focus on the application of combinatorial chemistry toward the discovery of new metal complexes for peptide cleavage and protein structural studies. The project is funded by NSF. Experience/training in coordination chemistry, solid phase synthesis, and/or combinatorial chemistry is desirable. If interested, please e-mail CV with a publication list, summary of research experience, and list of professional references to: Prof. Kathy Grant at kbgrant@gsu.edu . Phone: (404-651-0613). Design and Synthesis of Small Molecule Combinatorial Libraries. Postdoctoral positions are immediately available in the Combinatorial Chemistry Center. The work will focus on the application of combinatorial chemistry using solid and liquid phase parallel synthesis to design and discover new small molecule drugs. Experience and training in solid or liquid phase organic synthesis and/or combinatorial chemistry of amidines, pyrimdines and other oligoheterocyclics are desirable. If interested, please e-mail CV with publication list, summary of research experience, and a list of professional references to: Dr. Aqeel Fatmi, Department of chemistry, afatmi@gsu.edu Phone: (404-651-9289). For further information see our web site at http://chemistry.Gsu.EDU/ or write to: Dabney W. Dixon, Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30303, Phone: 404-651-3908, Fax: 404-651-1416, ddixon@gsu.edu or Kathryn Grant, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, phone: (404) 651-0613, fax: (404) 651-1416, e mail: kbgrant@gsu.edu .

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