Chemistry Newsletter for 02/01/2010

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XXXIV - No. 3 February 1st, 2010

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Professor Jim Skinner Awarded a WARF Named Professorship
Please join us in congratulating Jim Skinner on being awarded a WARF Named Professorship! The WARF Named Professorships are awarded to the university's most outstanding senior faculty. They are so named because they allow the recipient to choose the name of the professorship in order to honor someone of their own choosing. The award includes an unrestricted research grant for 5 years. Please join us in congratulating Jim, either in person or by sending an email to him at: skinner@chem.wisc.edu.
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Professor Qiang Cui Awarded an H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship
Please join us in congratulating Qiang Cui on recieving an H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship! The Romnes Awards are given by the Graduate School to recognize the university's most outstanding recently tenured faculty.  The award includes an unrestricted 5-year research award. Please join us in congratulating Qiang on this tremendous honor, either in person or by sending an email to: cui@chem.wisc.edu!
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2009 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

February 16th, 2010 March 16th, 2010
April 20th, 2010 May 11th, 2010

Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130

February 2nd, 2010 February 9th, 2010
March 2nd, 2010 March 9th, 2010
April 6th, 2010 April 13th, 2010
May 4th, 2010

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Angel E. Garcia, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. "Microsecond Simulations of the Detailed Folding/Unfolding Thermodynamics of Proteins"
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Thursday, February 2nd,  2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Kelsey Mayer, Gellman Group.
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Wednesday, February 3rd,  2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kenneth Caulton, Indiana University.
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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Huey, Georgia Tech.
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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Parker, Gellman Group.
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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 -Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 MS&E Building. Bilge Yildiz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Interfaces of Oxides in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells"
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Friday, February 5th, 2010 - EC&T Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science & Engineering Laboratory. Professor Anders Andren, CEE, ECT, Director, UW Sea Grants. "Groundwater: Wisconsin's Buried Treasure"
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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stephen Craig, Duke University. "Tension Can be a Good Thing: Force-Induced Reactions and Their Consequences"
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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Shristiane Alba-Simionesco, Head of Laboratoire L‚on Brillouin. "Are the Properties of Liquid Water Anomalous even when Confined at the Nanoscale?"
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Wednesday, February 10th,  2010 - Inorganic and Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sobin Marks, Northwestern University.
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Thursday, February 11th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Elizabeth Tyson, Yoon Group.
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Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sphraim Woods III, Colgate University. "Sea Spray from a Molecular Point of View"
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 - Ferry Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Frank Bates, University of Minnesota. "Molecular Surfactants"
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Friday, February 19th, 2010 - Ferry Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Frank Bates, University of Minnesota. "Tough Plastics by Molecular Design"
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Miller, Yale University. "Asymmetric Catalysis with Amino Acids and Peptides:  Structures and Functions"
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Horia Metiu, University of California Santa Barbara. "Locally Modified Oxide Catalysts"
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Wednesday, February 24th,  2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marcetta Darensbourg, Texas A & M.
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Thursday, February 25th, 2010 - Pittcon Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yi Cui, Stanford University.
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Thursday, February 25th,  2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Olga Dykhno, Yoon Group.
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Denmark, University of Illinois-Urbana .
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Straub, Boston University. "Exploring the Earliest Stages of the Amyloid á Protein Aggregation Pathway"
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Wednesday, March 3rd,  2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jeremy Smith, New Mexico State University.
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Thursday, March 4th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Weinstein - Stahl Group.
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Friday, March 5th, 2010 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ron Seely, Wisconsin State Journal Writer. "Science as Story: How I Get Neutrinos and Prions into the Headlines"
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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Martin Burke, University of Illinois-Urbana.
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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel T. Hess, University of Maine.
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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Shawn Burdette, University of Connecticut.
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steve Buchwald, MIT.
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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy H. Warren, Georgetown University.
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Thursday, March 18th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ryan Weber - Mahanthappa Group.
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Friday, March 19th, 2010 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sangtae Kim, Executive Director of the Morgridge Institute for Research. "Accelerating "Discovery to Delivery" at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery"
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Thursday, March 25th,  2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul White, Stahl Group.
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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George Schatz, Northwestern University. "Modeling Self-Assembly of Nanomaterials."
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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 - McElvain Seminar in Organic Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sarah Kelly, Pfizer Corp.
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Wednesday, April 7th,  2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Aaron Sadow, Iowa State.
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Friday, April 9th, 2009 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Luis Echegoyen, Director of the Chemistry Division of the National Science Foundation. "Interplay Between Cluster Nature and Exohedral Chemistry in Trimetallic Nitride Endohedral Fullerenes"
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Monday, April 12th, 2010 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William G. Noid, Penn State University.
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Giovanna Ghirlanda, Arizona State.
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Niels H. Damrauer, University of Colorado.
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Milstein, Weizmann Institute, Israel.
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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yiying Wu, Ohio State University.
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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Sorenson, Stahl Group.
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Monday, April 19th, 2010 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dmitri Babikov, Marquette University. "Quantum Origin of Anomalous Isotope Effect in Ozone Formation"
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Giovanna Ghirlanda, Arizona State.
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joan-Emma Shea, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher Vanderwal, University of California-Irvine.
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Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 - Inorganic and Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Geoffrey Coates, Cornell University.
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Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Roberto De Guzman, The University of Kansas. "NMR Studies of Bacterial Nanoinjectors and Hantaviral Zinc Fingers"
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Tuesday and Wednesday, April 27th and 28th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel Danishefsky, Sloan Kettering, Columbia University.
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Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Susannah Scott, UC Santa Barbara.
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Thursday, April 29th, 2010 - McElvain Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Alivisatos, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Millard Alexander, University of Maryland. "Quantum Entanglement and Born-Oppenheimer Breakdown in Chemical Reactions"
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Brunold, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Thursday, May 6th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peter Chen, Spelman College.
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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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Limited Competition: NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
The MRI program accepts proposals for acquisition or development of research instrumentation that is, in general, too costly for support through other NSF programs. MRI encourages the development and acquisition of research
instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organizationa l use. Proposals may be for a single instrument or for equipment that, when combined, serves as an integrated research instrument (physical or virtual). The MRI program does
not support the acquisition or development of a suite of instruments to outfit research facilities or to conduct independent research activities simultaneously. NSF is stimulating the development of the next generation of research instrumentation by encouraging organizations to submit proposals for instrument development. The program will consider requests from $100,000 - $4 million for either a development or acquisition proposal. Internal Competition Website: http://www.grad.wisc.edu/research/researchfunding/fundingopps/nsfmri08.html. Deadlines: Nominations are due at the Graduate School on Thursday, February 18; Deadline for internal competition is Thursday, February 25.  Please go to the attached website for complete details on this competition.
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NIH NCRR Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (S10)
This program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instrumentation or an integrated system that costs at least $100,000. The maximum award is $600,000. Internal Competition Website:http://www.grad.wisc.edu/research/researchfunding/fundingopps/nihncrr.html. Deadlines: Notice of intent to apply are due at the Graduate School on Wednesday, February 17. Please go to the attached website for complete details on this competition.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Fully and Partially Coherent Pathways in Multiply Enhanced Odd-Order Wave-Mixing Spectroscopy.
Mathew, NA; Yurs, LA; Block, SB; Pakoulev, AV; Kornau, KM; Sibert, EL, III*; Wright, JC*.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A 114 (2): 817-832 2010.
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Analysis of Tandem Mass Spectra by FTMS for Improved Large-Scale Proteomics with Superior Protein Quantification.
McAlister, GC; Phanstiel, D; Wenger, CD; Lee, MV; Coon, JJ*.
Analytical Chemistry 82 (1): 316-322 2010.
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Signatures of coherent vibrational energy transfer in IR and Raman line shapes for liquid water.
Yang, M; Skinner, JL*.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 12 (4): 982-991 2010.
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Heterogeneous dynamics during deformation of a polymer glass.
Riggleman, RA; Lee, HN; Ediger, MD*; de Pablo, JJ.
SOFT MATTER 6 (2): 287-291 2010.
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Uncovering pathways in DNA oligonucleotide hybridization via transition state analysis (vol 106, pg 18125, 2009).
Sambriski, EJ; Schwartz, DC*; de Pablo, JJ.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 106 (49): 21007-21007 DEC 8 2009.
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Stereoelectronic and steric effects in side chains preorganize a protein main chain.
Shoulders, MD; Satyshur, KA; Forest, KT; Raines, RT*.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 107 (2): 559-564 JAN 12 2010.
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Transient 2D IR Spectroscopy of Charge Injection in Dye-Sensitized Nanocrystalline Thin Films.
Xiong, W; Laaser, JE; Paoprasert, P; Franking, RA; Hamers, RJ*; Gopalan, P*; Zanni, MT*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 131 (50): 18040-+ DEC 23 2009.
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Ultrafast Observation of Isomerization and Complexation in the Photolysis of Bromoform in Solution.
Carrier, SL; Preston, TJ; Dutta, M; Crowther, AC; Crim, FF*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 114 (3): 1548-1555 JAN 28 2010.
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Laser Spectroscopy of Conformationally Constrained alpha/beta-Peptides: Ac-ACPC-Phe-NHMe and Ac-Phe-ACPC-NHMe.
James, WH; Baquero, EE; Choi, SH; Gellman*, SH; Zwier, TS.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 114 (3): 1581-1591 JAN 28 2010.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Research Scientist. Southwest Sciences, Inc. is seeking a Ph.D.-level scientist (preferably with 1 - 3 years of relevant postdoctoral experience) for a staff position in experimental research, available immediately. Candidates must have a broad range of skills in physical chemistry or optical sciences/engineering. Excellent communications and writing skills are essential. Southwest Sciences is a growing company emphasizing fundamental and applied research in combustion, environmental and atmospheric sciences, magnetometry, biomedical imaging, nondestructive evaluation of materials, and instrument development. We have a strong focus on development and application of sensitive and selective laser-based techniques for trace gas analysis and optical imaging. This position offers an excellent opportunity for professional recognition and career growth, with a competitive salary and an exceptional benefits program. Southwest Sciences is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which offers access to extensive outdoor activities and a rich cultural environment. Applicants should send a resume with three letters of reference to: employment@swsciences.com. Please identify "Scientific Staff Position" in the email subject line. If you prefer, you may mail a cover letter and resume with three letters of reference to: Attn: Scientific Staff Position, Southwest Sciences, Inc., 1570 Pacheco St., Suite E-11, Santa Fe, NM 87505. No phone calls please. Southwest Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a smoke-free workplace policy. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Additional information on Southwest Sciences and our research programs is available at our web site, http://www.swsciences.com.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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