Chemistry Newsletter - 03/07/2005

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXIX - No. 10 March 7th, 2005

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Lloyd Smith Wins 2005 ACS Award Sponsored by Dow Chemical Foundation

The Chemistry Department is delighted to announce that Lloyd Smith has just won the 2005 ACS Award in Chemical Instrumentation, which is sponsored by the Dow Chemical Foundation. He will present his award address at the fall ACS meeting. Congratulations Lloyd, on the fabulous creativity and energy you bring to Bioanalytical Chemistry.

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Laura Kiessling has Received the First Ever Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award

The Chemistry Department is delighted to announce that Laura Kiessling has received the Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, sponsored by Tetrahedron Publications (a division of Elsevier). This is the first year for this award, which brings extraordinary distinction to Laura. Laura will present her award address in Bordeaux (France) this summer. Congratulations Laura on your richly-deserved success!

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Daesung Lee Receives Sloan Fellowship

The Chemistry Department is delighted to announce that Daesung Lee has just received a Sloan Fellowship. These highly competitive awards are for outstanding young scientists. Congratulations to Daesung for his exceptional achievements!

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Professor Fritz Schaefer is the winner of the 2005-06 Hirschfelder Prize

The Chemistry Department is pleased to announce that Professor Fritz Schaefer is the winner of the 2005-06 Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry. He is a huge figure in the development and application of ab initio electronic structure methods. He will visit the department on Oct. 10-12, 2005, and will deliver three lectures. Please mark your calendars!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

3/8/05

4/12/05

5/10/05

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

3/15/05

4/5/05

4/19/05

5/3/05

5/17/05

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alois Fürstner, 2004-2005 Abbott Process Chemistry Lecture. “Strained Silacycles: A Powerful Platform for Asymmetric Product Synthesis”

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Wednesday, March 9th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andy Borovik, Kansas.

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Thursday, March 10th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jieun Lee, Graduate Student - Smith Group. “Investigating Stem Cell Growth Using Ligand-Receptor Binding and Mass Spectrometric Analysis”

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Thursday, March 10th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Josh Price, Gellman Group.

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Friday, March 11th, 2005 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professors Clark Landis and Frank Weinhold, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry. “Valency and Bonding”

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Monday, March 14th, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Lynn Ten Eyck. “Computational and Experimental Models for Macromolecular Recognition”

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Thursday, March 17th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Heidi Behrens, Graduate Student - Li Group.

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Friday, March 18th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Professor Tim Filley, Purdue University.

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Monday, March 28th, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Kenneth Marians. “Multiple Pathways of Replication Fork Restart”

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sergei Egorov, University of Virginia.

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dirk Trauner, UC Berkeley.

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Ken Walz, EC&T.

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2005 - Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 7:30 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Dr. Philip Ball. “Bright Earth - A Look at the Use of Color in Western Art Through the Eyes of a Scientist”

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Thursday, March 31st, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven G. Boxer, Stanford University.“Patterned bilayers and tethered vesicles: soft nanoscience”

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Thursday, March 31st, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michelle Monnens, Stahl Group.

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Friday, April 1st, 2005 - Organic Lincoln Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sannali Matheson, Markley Group.

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Friday, April 1st, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Professor Joel Petersen, EC&T. “Prions in the Environment”

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Monday, April 4th, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Mitsuo Ikebe. “Unconventional Myosin: Function and Regulation”

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Tuesday, April 5th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Zhen-Gang Wang, California Institute of Technology. “On the Nature of Physical Gels”

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Thursday, April 7th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kirk J. Hogan, UW-Medical School, Department of Anesthesiology. “Perils in One Carbon Metabolism”

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Thursday, April 7th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Paradise, Burke Group.

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Friday, April 8th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Min Suk Bae, EC&T.

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Saturday, April 9th, 2005 - Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 8:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Celebrating Women in Science.

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Monday, April 11th, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Pamela Stanley. “Roles for O-Frucose Glycans in Notch Signaling in Mammals”

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Heather Allen, Ohio State University. “Acids, Salts and Water: Spectroscopy at Air-Liquid and Air-Oxide Interfaces”

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Melanie M. Cooper, Clemson University.

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Thursday, April 14th, 2005 - McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Steven A. Hofstadler, Ibis Therapeutics.

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Friday, April 15th, 2005 - Organic Lincoln Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew B. Soellner, Raines Group.

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Friday, April 15th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Sara Kerr, EC&T.

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Monday, April 18th, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Marianna Max “Molecular Basis of Sweet Taste Perception”

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peter Wright, Scripps Research Institute.

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel A. Singleton, Texas A&M University. “Dynamic Effects in Ordinary Organic Reactions in Solution”

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Patrick Farmer, University of California-Irvine.

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Thursday, April 21st, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Yuan Lin, Graduate Student - Smith Group.

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Thursday, April, 21st, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Megan Jacobson, Blackwell Group.

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Friday, April 22nd, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Shawn Chadwick, EC&T.

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Monday, April 25th, 2005 - Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 5:30 p.m., Elvehjem Museum of Art. Roald Hoffmann. “Chemistry & Ceramics: Shared Ground, Common Fire”

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Monday, April 25th, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Scott Silverman. “DNA as a Catalyst and Scaffold: Unconventional Applications of DNA in Bioorganic Chemistry and Nanotechnology”

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bruce Kay, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. “Multidimensional Quantum Dynamics: Methods and Applications”

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Thursday, April 28th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Shan Ke, Graduate Student - Kwon Group.

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Thursday, April 28th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Will Pomerantz, Gellman Group.

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Friday, April 29th, 2005 - Organic Lincoln Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Justin K. Murray, Gellman Group.

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Friday, April 29th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Brian Majestic, EC&T.

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Monday, May 2nd, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Chirik, Cornell University.

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Monday, May 2nd, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Johannes Rudolph “Cdc25: Mechanism and Regulation of a Protein Phosphatase”

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Wayne Reed, Tulane University. “Light Scattering for Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Characterization of Polymer Solutions”

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kenneth Karlin, Johns Hopkins University. “Biomimetic Small Molecule Metal Ion Interactions: Copper and Heme-Copper O2 and CO Chemistry”

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Thursday, May 5th, 2005 - McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Charles M. Lieber, Harvard University. “Nanoscience and the Pathway to Nanotechnologies”

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Thursday, May 5th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m. , Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rachel Wezeman, Blackwell Group.

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Friday, May 6th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Tasha Stoiber, EC&T.

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Virginia Cornish, Columbia University.

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Gamelin, University of Washington-Seattle.

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Thursday, May 12th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Grant Geske, Blackwell Group.

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Thursday, May 19th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Melissa Boersma, Belshaw Group.

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Friday, June 3rd, 2005 - Organic Seminar, - Room 1315 Chemistry. The Nelsen 65th Birthday Symposium, June 3-5, 2005.

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Analytical Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/spring2005.html.

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Physical Chemistry Student Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://www.chem.wisc.edu/physical/Home.html.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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ARIAD is engaged in the discovery and development of breakthrough medicines to treat cancer by regulating cell signaling with small molecules. The Company is developing a comprehensive approach to patients with cancer that addresses the greatest medical need aggressive and advanced-stage cancers for which current treatments are inadequate. ARIAD also has an exclusive license to pioneering technology and patents related to certain NF-B treatment methods, and the discovery and development of drugs to regulate NF-B cell-signaling activity, which may be useful in treating certain diseases. Additional information about ARIAD can be found on the web at: http://www.ariad.com. Scientist - NMR Spectroscopy. Job Code: NMR-DD. We are seeking a self-motivated individual with a scientific background in small-molecule NMR spectroscopy as a NMR system administrator/operator to support our pre-clinical and clinical Drug Discovery programs. The successful candidate will be expected to support the on-going activities of our Medicinal Chemistry Drug Discovery group, including administration, routine maintenance and trouble-shooting of our open-access 300 and dedicated 600 MHz NMR instruments. Specific responsibilities include the use of multinuclear 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy to characterize the structure of novel chemical entities, including those derived from natural products, as well as characterization of chemical impurities and metabolites in both Drug Discovery and Development settings, and subsequent data reduction and reporting to our project teams and for inclusion in regulatory filings. Candidates should be able to work independently, demonstrate good organizational and strong interpersonal skills. Excellent written and presentation skills are essential. Candidates should have an M.S. or equivalent degree in Chemistry or equivalent discipline, as well as 3+ years of relevant work experience in NMR spectroscopy and NMR system administration, preferably in a multi-user open access setting. Experience with Bruker NMR systems is an advantage. ARIAD offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package, including incentive stock participation. Interested individuals should send a curriculum vitae to: ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Job Code: NMR-DD, 26 Landsdowne Street, Cambridge, MA 02139. Or e-mail to: human.resources@ariad.com.

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Position Openings: 2005-06 School Year. Lakeville School District, a suburb of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area, will have multiple teaching position openings in chemistry, physics and physical science at our two high schools this next school year (2005-06). Lakeville is a growing community with a school district population of approximately 10,000 students grades K-12. Position openings will be full-time and/or part-time secondary teaching positions, requiring a Minnesota teaching license, in the areas: chemistry and AP chemistry - generally grades 10-12 enroll; physics and AP physics - generally grades 11-12 enroll; physical science - generally grades 9-10 enroll. To learn more about our school district, please visit: http://www.isd194.k12.mn.us/. To learn more about our current high school (soon to be renamed Lakeville North High School), please visit: http://www.lhs.isd194.k12.mn.us/. To learn more about our new high school (that will open next year), Lakeville South, please visit: http://www.lshs.isd194.k12.mn.us/. To learn more about our current AP Chemistry program, please visit: http://staff.isd194.k12.mn.us/~jljust/. To apply for a position - online - please visit our district human resources page: http://www.isd194.k12.mn.us/employ.htm. And our online resume submission form: http://www.isd194.k12.mn.us/employ_apply.htm. To learn more about our community, see the City of Lakeville's web site: http://www.ci.lakeville.mn.us/. To learn more about teacher licensing in the State of Minnesota, please visit: http://education.state.mn.us/html/intro_licensure.htm. Although the positions are not currently posted to the district web site, they will be later this Spring. Interviews are anticipated to begin in early April. We are looking for: experienced candidates in the advanced placement area (especially chemistry this next year); flexible candidates who will teach multiple levels of chemistry and/or physics and/or physical science; recent graduates with a desire to move into a growing district to teach chemistry, physics and physical science; candidates with coaching and/or supervisory aspirations and abilities. Please address questions to our science department chairperson, Jon Gilmer, at: jrgilmer@isd194.k12.mn.us.

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Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota Duluth, Information Technology Professional (#8635), Job Requisition #129004. The University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Chemistry seeks candidates for a 100% time, 12-month continuing position available March 15, 2005. The primary mission of the Chemistry Department is to teach courses (for various majors, pre-professional students, liberal education, graduate students) and perform research. The individual we are seeking will fill an Information Technology Professional (#8635, Info Tech Prof) position with the following responsibilities: Duties: (50%) Support teaching and research instrumentation including routine maintenance, user training and accounts, troubleshooting, software upgrades and working with manufacturers to repair units. [e.g., NMR (300MHz and 500MHz), UV-Visible, FTIR, atomic absorption, fluorimeter, X-ray diffractometer, EPR, polarimeters]; (30%) Computer installation, maintenance, software and hardware upgrades for teaching and research labs, faculty and staff offices and student computer rooms. Function as liaison with ITSS; (20%) Work with the other lab support staff to provide daily management and oversight for the smooth operation of the instructional labs, and supervise students assisting in laboratory support. Essential functions for an efficient and effective instructional lab program include the preparation of reagents and unknowns, disposal of hazardous waste, management of the stockroom, maintenance of inventory. Essential Qualifications: BA/BS degree in chemistry, electrical engineering or a closely related field, or a combination of education and progressively responsible professional work experience in an area closely related to this position totaling six years; Operation and maintenance experience with scientific instrumentation; Installation, upgrade and maintenance experience with computers including UNIX and PC or Mac; Basic understanding of chemistry. Desired Qualifications: In addition to the essential qualifications listed above, the following qualifications are desired: Operation and maintenance experience with computer-interfaced chemical instrumentation including NMR, MS, F TIR, and other spectrometers; Computer networking experience; Two or more years of college level chemistry. Salary: Hourly salary range is $16.04 - $26.73. University application forms, selection criteria, and description of duties are available from the UMD Human Resources Dept., 255 Darland Administration Building between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mon.Fri., and also from http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/umdjobs.html. No application forms will be accepted after 4:30 p.m. on March 7, 2005. Resumes and cover letters will not be accepted at this time.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Whittier College - Organic Chemist. Whittier College, a nationally ranked liberal arts college, invites applications for a one year position at the Assistant Professor level starting in Fall of 2005 in a 4-person, ACS-approved department. Ph.D. in organic chemistry (candidates with all but dissertation completed will also be considered), potential as an excellent teacher and valuing the liberal arts are essential qualifications. Teaching responsibilities include organic chemistry, integrated upper division lab, as well as a science in context course. For more information on the department, visit http://web.whittier.edu/academic/chemistry/index.html. Please submit an application letter with a curriculum vita, and arrange to have graduate and undergraduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation sent to: Priscilla Bell, Department of Chemistry, Whittier College, Whittier, CA 90608. If you have questions, call (562) 907-4200 x4498. Position open until filled.

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National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan). Applications are invited for an assistant professor, associate professor or a professor position at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the National Tsing-Hua University in Hsin-Chu, TAIWAN 300, ROC, starting the fall semester, 2005 or spring semester, 2006. The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in an engineering (chemical, biochemical, biomedical, materials science engineering, etc.) or a science-related field (chemistry, life science, etc.) and an outstanding record of accomplishments in research. Applicants with research expertise in nanotechnology, biotechnology, and optoelectronics are particularly welcome. No limitation on nationality, but a serviceable level of Chinese ability is required. Application materials including curriculum vitae, copies of diplomas, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, publication list, teaching and research plans, and names, (mail and e-mail) addresses, and phone number of three references should be sent to: Professor Shih-Yuan Lu, Chairman, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsin-Chu 300, TAIWAN, ROC, by March 31, 2005. Fax: +886-3-571-5408. E-mail: sylu@mx.nthu.edu.tw.

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Rowan University. Physical Chemistry Position Announcement. Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (full-time, one year temporary position) Contingent upon funding. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate chemistry courses and laboratories (majors and non-majors). Teaching assignments may include courses in physical and biophysical chemistry and may also include freshman chemistry and chemistry for non-science majors. Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry. Candidates nearing completion of the Ph.D. are invited to apply. Evidence of undergraduate teaching experience and a strong commitment to teaching should be included. Effective communication skills are required. The application should include a resume, a statement of teaching philosophy and two letters of recommendation. See additional details at: http://www.rowan.edu/chemistry or http://www.rowan.edu/chemphys/. Starting Date: September 1, 2005. Rowan University is a comprehensive institution with an enrollment of 6,600 full-time and 1,500 part-time undergraduates and 1,200 graduate students in six colleges: Communications, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts, Education and Related Professional Studies. It is located in southern New Jersey, 17 miles southeast of Philadelphia. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers the following programs: BS in Chemistry (ACS Approved), BS in Biochemistry, BS in Physical Sciences with specializations in Chemistry or General Science. The Department presently consists of ten tenure-track faculty lines, two senior lab technicians, a secretary and an instrument coordinator. Equipment includes: FT-IR, GC/MS, LC/MS, ICP/MS, FT-NMR, HPLC, GC, AA, CD, Fluorimeter, SEM, AFM, STM, GPC, DSC, TGA, UV-Vis, stoppedflow/quenchflow CD, phosphor storage scanner, Macintosh, Windows and SGI computers. The Department is housed in a new $44M science building. Review of applications begins April 15, 2005 and continues until position is filled. Send information to: Dr. Robert Newland, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701, 856/256-4502, e-mail: newland@rowan.edu.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Lawrence University Postdoctoral Fellowships. Lawrence University announces the establishment of a new postdoctoral program, the Lawrence Fellows, designed for recent Ph.D.s who seek to develop a record of excellence in teaching and research experience in a liberal arts college setting. Three appointments as Lawrence Fellows will be offered on a competitive basis for academic year 2005-06. Initial appointments will be for 2 years and will involve a reduced teaching load (three courses in the first year and four in the second year) in order for Lawrence Fellows to have time to engage in tutorials and research projects with undergraduate students. Lawrence also encourages mentoring relationships and teaching and research collaborations between Fellows and faculty. These full-time fellowships will carry a stipend of $32,000-$36,000 per year, plus benefits, and a $5000 program fund to support research, travel, and other initiatives. Applications will be accepted from qualified applicants in any of the disciplines offered at Lawrence (http://www.lawrence.edu). Lawrence University, located in Appleton, Wisconsin, is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college and Conservatory of Music, known for the quality of both its classroom and tutorial education, research opportunities for undergraduates, and faculty of teacher/scholars and teacher/artists. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Lawrence Fellows Committee, Office of the President, Lawrence University, P.O. Box 599, Appleton, WI 54912. Consideration of applications will begin on March 15, 2005, and continue until the positions are filled.

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Position Announcement, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota Duluth, Post-Doctoral Associate (#9546), Job Requisition # 129080. The University of Minnesota Duluth, Department of Chemistry has an opening for a full time postdoctoral research position in the area of natural products chemistry. This is a one-year appointment, renewable based on satisfactory job performance and availability of funds. The position is available April 1, 2005. Essential Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Natural Products Chemistry, Chemistry or a related field. Experience in isolation and structure elucidation of natural products is required. Proficiency in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and HPLC techniques, ability to work independently and help instruct students and good communication skills are required. Description of Duties: Bioassay-guided fractionation of natural product extract (marine organism and microbial extracts), isolation, and structure determination of active molecules by using chromatographic and spectral methods. Opportunities to help instruct students in natural product-related techniques. Salary: Negotiable. Application Procedure: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Leng Chee Chang, Chair, Post-Doctoral Associate Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, 246 Chem, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1039 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812, E-mail: lcchang@d.umn.edu, Tel: 218-726-7346, Fax: 218-726-7394. Materials sent by email will be accepted. Completed applications will be reviewed starting March 14, 2005 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Postdoctoral Research/Teaching Position in Physical/Atmospheric Chemistry. A postdoctoral position involving both teaching undergraduate chemistry (25%) and performing research (75%) is available in the chemistry department at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (http://www.uwlax.edu). This is an excellent opportunity for an individual interested in a career in teaching/research. The position is for one year, renewable for a second year. Research is in the group of Dr. Keith Beyer (more information can be found at: http://www.uwlax.edu/sah/html/beyer.htm). The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in chemistry, or a closely related field. Interested persons are encouraged to contact Dr. Beyer to discuss the position: (608) 785-8218, or Beyer.Keit@UWLAX.EDU. Starting date will be August 2005 or January 2006 depending on applicant availability. Applicants should submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Keith Beyer, 105 Graff Main Hall, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, 1725 State St., La Crosse, WI 54601. Review of applications is ongoing. The search will remain open until position is filled.

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