Chemistry Newsletter - 03/12/2001

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXV No. 11 March 12th, 2001

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Analytical Cume Schedule

Students will be notified one week in advance of the location and topic of the cume.

March 24, 2001 April 14, 2001

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Inorganic Cume Schedule

Inorganic cume will be given at 7:30 p.m., in room B371. You will be notified of the topic 10 days before the exam, at that time you will also know which professor is writing/giving the exam. If you have any questions please contact Kristi Heming or Paul Treichel (Chair of Inorganic).

April 5th May 5th

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Organic Cume Schedule

2000-2001 Organic Cumulative Examinations Schedule. All exams will be in Room B371 at 7:30 p.m.

April 5, 2001 May 3, 2001

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings --- Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 8335 Chemistry

Apr. 10 May 8

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Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays

1:20 PM - Chairs Office

Mar. 20 Mar. 27 Apr. 3
Apr. 24 May 1 May 15

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Notre Dame. "Proton, Hydride, and Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Reactions in Solution and Proteins"

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Silvia Cavagnero, UW-Madison. "Principles and Practice of Protein Folding in Real Cells"

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. T. Lectka.

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. John Bercaw. (McElvain)

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Jacqueline K. Barton, California Institute of Technology. "DNA Charge Transport Chemistry"

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Rich Roberts, California Institute of Technology. "Discovery of RNA binding peptides using in vitro selection. Trillions of Molecules, so little time"

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Tuesday, March 27th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ken Dill, UCSF. "Modeling Water and the Hydrophobic Effect"

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Tuesday, March 27th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Andrei Piryatinski, UW-Madison. "Multidimentional Impulsive IR Spectroscopies: Molecular Structure and Vibrational Dynamics"

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Tuesday, March 27th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., 1227 Engineering Hall. Stanislav Shvartsman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Random Walks and Feedback Loops in Autocrine Cell Signaling"

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Julie Kovacs, University of Washington.

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Thursday, March 29th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Eileen Dimalanta, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., 1227 Engineering Hall. Stephen B. Jaffe, Mobil Research & Development Corp. "Composition Based Modeling"

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Thursday, April 5th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Sang (Alex) Lim, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 5th, 2001 - Chemical Education Seminar, 4:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Marion O'Leary California State University, Sacramento. "On the Right (or is it Left?) Foot. Getting Started in Organic Chemistry"

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Tuesday, April 10th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ted Heilweil, NIST.

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Tuesday, April 10th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., 1227 Engineering Hall. Marc Hillmyer, University of Minnesota. "Polylactide-Polyolefin Block Copolmymers as Mesoporous Polymer Precursors"

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Wednesday, April 11th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Folami Ladipo, University of Kentucky.

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Thursday, April 12th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Xingping (Ping) Su, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 12th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Kevin Jantzi, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Wilson Ho, UC Irvine.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Courtney Thompson, Graduate Student. "Molecular Motions During Physical Aging in Polystyrene"

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., 1227 Engineering Hall. Scott L. Diamond, University of Pennsylvania. "Fluid Mechanical Regulation of Cardiovascular Health and Disease"

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Shair.

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Wednesday, April 18th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Ruma Banerjee, University of Nebraska.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Tian Wu, Graduate Student. "Transchip: A New System for in Vitro Whole Genome Studies of Transcription"

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Thursday, April 19th, 2001 - Chemical Education Seminar, 4:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mary Kirchoff, EPA. "Teaching Green Chemistry"

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Thursday, April 19th, 2001 - Industrial McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Bruce Dorsey, Merck Research Labs.

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Monday, April 23rd, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar (Joint with Macromolecules), 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Josef Michl.

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Monday, April 23th, 2001 - Hirschmann Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Ronald Breslow, Columbia University. "Biomimetic Chemistry"

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2001 - Willard Lecture Series - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Sylvia Ceyer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Christoph Weise, Graduate Student. "Studies of Association Equilibria of Simple Amides with the Perfluoronated Surfactant Cesium PFO"

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., 1227 Engineering Hall. Andrew C. Hillier, University of Virginia. "Towards the Discovery of Improved Fuel Cell Catalysts: Construction and Reactivity Imaging of Surface Gradients"

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2001 - Hirschmann Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Ronald Breslow, Columbia University. "The Chelate Effect in Organic Chemistry"

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Thursday, April 26th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Gordie Shaw, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 26th, 2001 - Hirschmann Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Ronald Breslow, Columbia University. "Hydrophobic and Antihydrophobic Effects in Organic Chemistry"

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ad Bax, NIH. "NMR of Weakly Aligned Proteins and Nucleic Acids"

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Meredith Porembski, UW-Madison. "Single Molecule Studies of Biologically Relevant Systems"

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., 1227 Engineering Hall. Zhen-Gang Wang, California Institute of Technology. "Computationally Guided Evolutionary Protein Design"

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Thursday, May 3rd, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dr. Yves J. Chabal, Bell Labs, New Jersey. (McElvain). "Silicon Oxidation: A Vibrational Study of Oxygen Insertion into Si Surfaces Upon H2O or O2 Exposure"

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Thursday, May 3rd, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Daniel Veber, SmithKline Beechman.

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David Reichmann, Harvard University.

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., 1227 Engineering Hall. Clayton J. Radke, University of California-Berkeley. "Engineering Soft Contact Lenses for Safe Wear"

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Geoff Coates.

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Thursday, May 10th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Dave Rotella, Bristol Myers Squibb. "Discovery and Optimization of PDE5 Inhibitors"

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Yethiraj A; Fynewever H; Shew CY.

Density functional theory for pair correlation functions in polymeric liquids.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2001, Vol 114, Iss 9, pp 4323-4330.

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Jacobsen JJ; Johnson K; Moore JW; Trammell G.

Chemistry comes alive!, Volume 5 - Abstract of special issue 29, a CD-ROM for organic and biochemistry.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION 2001, Vol 78, Iss 3, pp 423-424.

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Koe JR; Motonaga M; Fujiki M; West R.

Synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of heteroatom polysilylenes: Poly(dialkoxysilylene)s and evidence for silicon sigma-oxygen n mixing interaction.

MACROMOLECULES 2001, Vol 34, Iss 4, pp 706-712.

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Hooper R; Lyons LJ; Mapes MK; Schumacher D; Moline DA; West R.

Highly conductive siloxane polymers.

MACROMOLECULES 2001, Vol 34, Iss 4, pp 931-936.

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Casey CP; Singer SW; Powell DR; Hayashi RK; Kavana M.

Hydrogen transfer to carbonyls and imines from a hydroxycyclopentadienyl ruthenium hydride: Evidence for concerted hydride and proton transfer.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 123, Iss 6, pp 1090-1100.

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Mckay SL; Haptonstall B; Gellman SH.

Beyond the hydrophobic effect: Attractions involving heteroaromatic rings in aqueous solution.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 123, Iss 6, pp 1244-1245.

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Gellman SH.

Beta-amino acid oligomers with magainin-like activity.

BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL 2001, Vol 80, Iss 1.

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Record MT.

Contributions of large-scale coupled conformational.

BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL 2001, Vol 80, Iss 1.

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Abel RL; Raines RT.

Active-site variants of ribonuclease A.

BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL 2001, Vol 80, Iss 1.

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Copyright © 2001 Institute for Scientific Information

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

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http://www.chem.wisc.edu/areas/careers/7news.html

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The Collegiate Inventors Competition

The Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. $20,000 awards for the best college student inventors. $10,000 awards for their advisors. Up to six prizes will be awarded to student/advisor teams. Open to full-time and part-time college students. Collegiate inventors are found in every course of study. Final selection is made by a national panel of recognized mathematicians, scientists, environmentalists, biologists, doctors and patent experts. Presented by the National Inventors Hall Fame. Collegiate awards will be presented during the National Inventors Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, September, 2001. Winners and advisors meet with the top inventors of our time. Info/how to enter is available. Download all of the details including an application at: http://www.invent.org/collegiate. It is the website for the National Inventors Hall of Fame's Collegiate Inventors Competition, or call us at: (330) 849-6887, or e-mail us at:collegiate@invent.org, or fax us at:(330) 762-6313, or U.S. Mail us at: The Collegiate Inventors Competition, National Inventors Hall of Fame, 221 S. Broadway, Akron, Ohio 44308-1505. Deadline for entries: June 1, 2001.

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Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium

The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Scholarships, Fellowships & Research Awards for 2001-2002. Scholarships, Fellowships & Research Awards in the following categories: Higher Education Incentives Program, Aerospace Outreach Program, Special Initiatives Program, Research Infrastructure Program. Complete application information for each of these programs can be found in Room 1148 Chemistry Building. The deadline for applications is March 30, 2001.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Lakeside School. Professional Opportunity: Upper School Chemistry Teacher 01-02. This position will be a full-time regular faculty appointment. The Upper School chemistry teacher will have primary responsibility for teaching two or more sections of high-school chemistry and one or two sections of a second science at the high-school level. Currently, Lakeside School offers high-school courses in introductory and advanced (AP) biology; introductory physics and advanced (AP level C) physics; and general and honors (AP) chemistry. Semester long electives in anatomy and physiology, astronomy, digital electronics, and marine science have been added in 2000-2001. Thus, the specific teaching assignment will be based on the needs of the Upper School Science Department and the preferences and training of the teacher. Science instruction at Lakeside demands a considerable degree of laboratory experimentation and computer literacy; incorporation of technology into the curriculum is a school-wide goal being addressed by implementation of a 7-12 student laptop program. Essential duties will include 1) classroom instruction; 2) conferences with students and colleagues; 3) active participation in the work of the department(s) on curriculum development and pedagogy; 4) acting as an academic adviser to a group of students; and 5) assuming at least one additional duty as a faculty member (advising a student club, joining a standing committee, and the like). The successful applicant will have a bachelor's degree (BA or BS) in chemistry or in a related physical science; we encourage candidates with degrees in any of the physical sciences to apply, as long as course work includes extensive, strong grounding in chemistry. Either a master's degree in chemistry or biochemistry or considerable high-school teaching experience at the AP level is required; candidates with the master's degree as well as AP teaching experience will be preferred. In any event, applicants must have experience in teaching high-school-aged students or freshman- and sophomore level college students. Familiarity with computers and their use in science instruction is essential (PC/ Windows platform). References should speak to the candidate's eagerness and enthusiasm in working effectively with capable young people at this level, and to his or her ability to work harmoniously and competently with adult colleagues. Applicants should call 206/440-2763 to request an application form or download a form from the Lakeside School web site: http://www.lakesideschool.org and should submit this with a resume to: Mr. Bernie Noe, Head of School, Lakeside School, 14050 First Avenue NE, Seattle, Washington, 98125-3099. This position will be open until filled.

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Applications Research Group Leader at Rohm and Haas Japan. Rohm and Haas Company, the world's second largest manufacturer of specialty chemical products, has an immediate opening for a Research Group Leader in our Japan Research Center near Tokyo. We would like to staff this position, if possible, with a Japanese chemist who is currently in a postdoctoral position or about to complete his or her Ph.D. graduate program. Preferred disciplines are Physical, Analytical, or Physical Inorganic Chemistry. Complete fluency in Japanese and effectiveness in spoken and written English are required. The focus of this opening is on developing new applications for ion exchange resins, absorbents, and other polymeric systems used for sugar and food processing, catalysis, ultra-pure water, and the purification of pharmaceuticals. The work includes technical support for customer companies, research to improve the quality of our products, and collaboration with marketing groups to introduce new products. The Applications Group Leader will have responsibility for:

  • Planning and managing technical programs and projects to completion.
  • Assuring that all work will be safe and environmentally responsible.
  • Coaching and developing the group's members.
  • Leading initiatives for continuous improvement.
  • Working effectively with Japanese marketing staff and global technology groups.

Rohm and Haas offers a highly competitive salary and benefits program. Besides benefits required by the Labor Standard Law of Japan, we provide five days of additional summer vacation, five days of medical leave, annual performance bonus, and generous relocation benefits. We invest in the professional development of our employees. Whenever possible, we promote from within. Candidates must be legally authorized to reside and hold permanent employment in Japan. Please send your resume, with the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references to: Dr. James D. Burke, Manager of Technical, Recruiting and University Relations, by March 15, 2001. Please reply to e-mail to: jdburke@rohmhass.com or by fax to 215/619-1632. All inquiries will be acknowledged.

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Ontogen Corporation. The Ontogen Corporation is seeking high-quality synthetic organic and medicinal chemists at the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. levels for positions within our chemistry department. We believe this represents a unique opportunity for creative scientists to participate in therapeutic programs utilizing sophisticated, automated technologies for synthesis and purification. Ontogen is a chemistry-based drug discovery company, engaged in the pursuit of therapeutics against human diseases in oncology, inflammation, and diabetes. We have pursued several programs in the areas of cancer and diabetes that have resulted in potent drug candidates. One compound in particular, a P-glycoprotein inhibitor used for multidrug resistance in cancer therapy, is progressing through clinical trials, while others have reached advanced stages of drug development. To support our drug discovery programs, our 'state of the art' engineering department has developed unique and proprietary equipment for high throughput automated synthesis (OntoBLOCK) and, most recently, a high throughput purification system (OntoCHROM). Combined with Ontogen's information technology and biology capabilities we have an effective drug discovery process. Please contact: Peter Pallai, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Ontogen Corporation, 2325 Camino Vida Roble, Carlsbad, California 92009, phone: 760-930-0100, fax: 760-930-0955, e-mail: peter.pallai@ontogen.com. Our company web site is: http://www.ontogen.com/.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Central Missouri State University. A tenure-track Assistant Professor position to teach biochemistry, selected lower division chemistry courses, and direct undergraduate research. Appointment Date: 20 August 2001. Review begins immediately and continues until position is filled. A viable candidate for the available position will have:

  • Received a Ph.D. degree in chemistry by the appointment date;
  • Formal training or demonstrated experience in biochemistry and another area of chemistry, preferably forensics, environmental, analytical, or an area that complements the current department expertise and bridges one or more of the additional chemistry disciplines;
  • Demonstrated skills for teaching undergraduate students, both majors and non-majors;
  • Experience in organizing classroom activities and supervising laboratories;
  • Demonstrated ability to direct undergraduate research;
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills in both written and oral form;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse student population;
  • Experience with instruments and techniques commonly used in modern chemistry laboratories;
  • Experience with computers in teaching and research settings.

Candidates must send a letter of application, statements describing teaching philosophy and research interests, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted), and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Michael Powers, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics, WCM 410, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO 64093-5055.

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Department of Chemistry University of Northern Iowa. Visiting Assistant Professor for one year in the area of organic chemistry. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in organic chemistry and general chemistry. There will be opportunities to work on research with undergraduate students and/or collaborate with faculty members in the Department. Requirements include Ph.D. in chemistry; qualified through training and/or experience to teach inorganic and general chemistry courses at the university level; interest in working on research; excellent written and oral communicative skills. The Department of Chemistry web page address is: http://www.chem.uni.edu/. Complete applications received by March 31, 2001 will be given full consideration. The Department encourages applications from minority persons, women, disabled persons and Vietnam-era veterans. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and letters of recommendation from three references to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0423, Phone: (319) 273-2437 FAX: (319) 273-7127, E-MAIL: kirk.manfredi@uni.edu.

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Buffalo State College (BSC) is offering an appointment for a conservation scientist to teach in the college's Art Conservation Department at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor. The department is one of the few graduate programs in North America offering instruction in the theory and practice of the conservation of works of art and other cultural artifacts. Its three-year curriculum leads to the award of the M.A. degree and a Certificate of Advanced Study. The appointee's principal teaching responsibility will be to present the major portion of the department's lecture and laboratory courses in the application of science in the conservation of works of cultural artifacts to 1st-year and 2nd-year students. Research and scholarly activities will be encouraged and supported. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a physical science and should evidence experience and ability in teaching and research at the graduate level. A knowledge of the structure, properties and behavior of the materials used in the creation and conservation of works of art and other cultural artifacts is required as is experience with various methods used in their analysis and identification, and evidence of both interest and ability in teaching and developing new course topics. Also desirable is previous experience in conservation science involving collaboration with conservators in conservation practice and/or research, and an ability to work compatibly and cooperatively in an interdisciplinary environment. Send a cover letter, resume, three current letters of recommendation, and transcripts to: Personnel/Search Committee, Art Conservation Department, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222-1095, USA. For more information on the Art Conservation Department, visit our website at: http://www.buffalostate.edu/~artcon/.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Position Department of Radiology University of Pennsylvania. Position Code: 385. A postdoctoral position is available immediately in an exciting and expanding research group to study the effects of novel chemotherapeutic and differentiating agents in in vitro and in vivo cancer model systems using NMR spectroscopy. Our current focus is on proton and carbon-13 spectroscopy, both with and without spatial localization. The primary responsibility of the post-doctoral fellow will be to evaluate new pulse sequences and to perform experiments in culture and in animals. The work will be conducted on two state of the art MRI/S systems from Varian (4.7 T, 50 cm and 9.4 T, 8.9 cm). Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Eligibility for appointment as a postdoctoral fellow/researcher requires an M.D. or PhD in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or engineering. It is the responsibility of the applicant to certify that he/she has received his/her degree or has fulfilled the advanced degree requirements before the appointment is processed. Experience with NMR spectroscopy or imaging is also required. Experience with in vitro tissue culture and small animal handling is desirable. The position is available initially for one year, with an extension for a second year possible. Remuneration will be at NIH rates and commensurate with experience. Closing Date: 04-09-2001. Please forward a cover letter, an updated c.v. including a list of your publications, and the names/addresses of 3 references to: Dr. Jim Delikatny or Dr. Anthony Mancuso, University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Radiology/4283, B1 Stellar-Chance Laboratories, 422 Curie Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-898-1805, 215-573-2113, E-mail: delikatn@rad.penn.edu, mancuso@rad.upenn.edu.

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Yale University. Department of Molecular Cells & Developmental Biology. Postdoctoral Position in Biochemistry/Chemical Biology/Enzymology. Exploring the Catalytic Mechanisms of the 20S Proteasome using Small Molecule Inhibitors. Please contact: Craig M. Crews, Ph.D., Yale University, Departments of Molecular, Cellular, and Development Biology, and Pharmacology, P.O. Box 208103, New Haven, CT 06520-8103, Phone (203) 432-9364, Fax (203) 432-5713, e-mail: craig.crews@yale.edu, Website: www.yale.edu/crews.

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Penn State University. A postdoctoral position in solution-phase dynamics is currently available in Professor Mark Maroncelli group. Applicants interested in both experimental and computational research will be considered, but our primary need is for an experimentalist with good working knowledge of modern ultrafast spectroscopic methods. Preference will be given to applicants having experience with Ti:sapphire and Ti:sapphire amplifier technology, as we are currently initiating new experiments using such a system. Applicants should send a CV and two letters of recommendation to: Mark Maroncelli, Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, e-mail: mpm@chem.psu.edu; phone:(814)-865-0898.

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Synthetic Inorganic/Organic Postdoctoral Position. A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Professor Julia A. Kovacs at the University of Washington (Dept. of Chemistry) in the area of inorganic/organic synthesis. We are currently working on synthetic models for cysteinate-ligated non-heme iron enzymes, such as nitrile hydratase, and exploring their reactivity with biologically relevant substrates. The kinetics and thermodynamics of substrate and inhibitor binding to these models is also being explored. Experience with inorganic and/or organic synthesis is desirable, but talented individuals with broad interests in inorganic mechanisms and/or bioinorganic chemistry are also encouraged to apply. Good communication skills and the ability to provide leadership to graduate and undergraduate students are also important. Please send CV and contact information for three references to: Professor Julia A. Kovacs, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Box 351700, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, tel: (206)543-0713, FAX: (206)685-8665 e-mail: Kovacs@chem.washington.edu, Web: http://faculty.washington.edu/~kovacs/.

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