Chemistry Newsletter - 03/27/2000

 

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

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XXXV No. 13 March 27th, 2000

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Congratulations to Professor Bassam Shakhashiri

On behalf of the Panhellenic association, we would like to congratulate Professor Bassam Shakhashiri on being recognized as an outstanding Professor by the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority We sincerely appreciate your efforts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the contributions you have made to the women involved in Greek life. Professor Shakhashiri's name appeared in the Badger Herald Newspaper on Friday, March 10th, recognizing him as an outstanding Professor of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. We would also like to recognize him in person during a reception for all the professors and teaching assistants who were nominated by each sorority. The reception will be held on April 4th, 2000 from 330-530. Congratulations Bassam and thank you for making a difference!

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Congratulations to Professor John Moore

At their meeting on March 10, the Board of Regents approved the recommendation that Professor John Moore to be named W. T. Lippincott Professor of Chemistry effective July 1, 2000. This is a great honor, and it demonstrates the high esteem in which he is held by his colleagues. Funds from the Professorship may be used to support research and scholarly activity. This support is for a five-year period (July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2005). Congratulations John!

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Inorganic Chemistry Cumulative Exam Schedule, 2000

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

***PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE***

April 15th

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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

April 4 April 25
May 23

SEMINARS

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Tuesday, March 28th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Mr. Ramchandra M. Watwe. University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Stability and Reactivity of Hydrocarbons on Metals and Metal Alloys" & Mr. Paul Conrad, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Cryopreservation of Biological Molecules and Cells"

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Thursday, March 30th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Wei Cai, Graduate Student, U. W. - Madison. "Surface Chemistry for DNA Immobilization on Si(001)"

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Friday, March 31st, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 9:55 a.m., Room 2373 Chemistry Department. Professor Piet van Leeuwen. "Recent Advances in Hydroformylation"

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Friday, March 31st, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 a.m., Room 2373 Chemistry Department. Dr. Carmen Claver. "Chiral Diphosphines in Asymmetric Hydroformylation"

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Monday, April 3rd, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Kenneth Suslick, University of Illinois.

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Charles Parmenter, Indiana University. "Intra-and Intermolecular Dynamics of Molecules with Internal Rotation"

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Julia S. Higgins, Imperial College, London. "The Effect of Flow on Mixing and Demixing of Polymers"

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Thursday, April 6th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. David Preston, Graduate Student, U. W. - Madison. "Mass Spectrometry and Large Ion Detection Efficiency"

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Thursday, April 6th, 2000 - Chemical Education Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jane Snell Copes, Science Museum of Minnesota. "What Do You DO In A Science Museum"

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Thursday, April 6th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11a.m., TBA, Chemistry Building. Professor Brent Stockwell, MIT.

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***CANCELED*** - Monday, April 10th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Du Shriver, Northwestern University.

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Monday, April 10th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dr. David Devore.

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Tuesday, April 11st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dor Ben-Amotz, Purdue University. "Measurement and Modeling of Solvation Forces and Fluctuations"

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Bernhard Rieger, University of Ulm, Germany. "The Design of Thermoplastic Elastomers by Transition Metal Catalysis"

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Thursday, April 13th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Manchun Lu, Graduate Student, U.W. - Madison. "Massively Parallel Genotyping On Surfaces"

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Thursday, April 13th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Matthew Bursavich, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 13th, 2000 - Highlights Lectures, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Silvia Cavagnero, UW Madison.

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Monday, April 17th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Mahdi Abu-Omar, University of California-Los Angeles.

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Lewis Rothberg, University of Rochester. "Making Light of Polymers"

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Frank S. Bates, University of Minnesota. "Block Copolymers - Designer Soft Materials"

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Department. Professor David Beebe, Department Biomedical Engineering. "Microfluidic Systems for Biology: Is Microfluidics Useful to Biologists? What Class of Biological Questions Can Microfluidic Systems Address? What Obstacles Must be Overcome First?"

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Wednesday, April 19th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Bob Bedard, UOP.

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Thursday, April 20th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Andrew Hawk, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 20th, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. TBA.

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Monday, April 24thd, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Tobin Marks, 3M McElvain Speaker.

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Irina Shkel, UW-Madison. "Salt Control of DNA Oligomer Binding in Technological Applications"

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor John R. Scheffer, UBC-Vancouver.

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Thursday, April 27th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Ned Seeman (Analy Sci/Mat Sci), New York University. "DNA Nanotechnology"

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Thursday, April 27th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Byron Griffith, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 27th, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Professor Meyer Jackson.

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Monday, May 1st, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Debra Rolison, Naval Research Laboratory - Joint with Analytical.

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dana Dlott, University of Illinois. "Vibrational Energy Relaxation in Liquids Studied by Ultrafast Two-Dimensional Vibrational Spectroscopy"

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***POSTPONED UNTIL FALL OF THIS YEAR*** Tuesday, May 2nd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Jumi Shin.

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Wednesday, May 3rd, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dr. Jack Douglas, (Analy Sci/ACS), National Institutes of Standards & Technology. "Correlated Motion in a Simulated Supercooled Liquid"

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Wednesday, May 3rd, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Mike Hopkins, The University of Chicago.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dr. Cynthia Jameson.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Stanley I. Sandler, University of Delaware. "The Use of Computational Chemistry to Predict the Phase Behavior of Complex Systems"

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Thursday, May 4th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Robert Halter, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Professor Lloyd Smith, UW-Madison Chemistry Department. "DNA Computing on Surfaces"

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Monday, May 8th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Michael Fryzuk.

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David Grier, University of Chicago. "When Like Charges Attract: Surprises in Macroionic Interactions"

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University. "Towards an Improved Understanding of the Glassy State"

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Thursday, May 11th, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Professor Jeff Johnson, UW-Madison.

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Tuesday, May 16th, 2000 - (McElvain) - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Stanley Williams, Hewlett Packard. "Architectonics of Molecular Computers"

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HELEN & RUTH DICKIE RESEARCH SEMINAR COMPETITION

IN MATH, THE SCIENCES, AND ENGINEERING

Sponsored by Sigma Delta Epsilon-Graduate Women in Science Beta Chapter

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS - 15 MINUTE SLIDE PRESENTATION OF ORIGINAL RESEARCH TO BE JUDGED BY CAMPUS WOMEN SCIENTISTS . CASH AWARDS - FIRST PLACE: $100, SECOND PLACE $50. Date of Competition: Monday, April 17, 2000, 516 S.M.I. (Medical School), 5:30 p.m. Application/Abstract Due: Monday, April 10, 2000. For more information and an application check out the SDE-GWIS Beta Chapter website, http://www.neuroscience.wisc.edu/gwis.htm , or contact Sara Liliensiek, 263-0832; gwis@studentorg.wisc.edu.

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Sigma Delta Epsilon - Graduate Women in Science - Beta Chapter

announces the Ruth Dickie Grants-in-Aid Awards and Ruth Dickie Scholarships.

The Ruth Dickie Grants-in-Aid Awards are up to $500, and the Ruth Dickie Scholarships are between $1500 and $3000. The purpose of the awards is to encourage women to pursue research careers in science. Such funds may be used in support of research efforts (i.e. travel to meetings or supplies). Competition for these awards is open to all members of Graduate Women in Science and takes place annually. It is possible to become a GWIS member immediately. Application forms are available on the SDE-GWIS Beta Chapter website at http://www.neuroscience.wisc.edu/gwis.htm. Applicants may only apply for one award from the Beta Chapter of GWIS (Grants-in-Aid OR Scholarship) in any given year. Applications and guidelines for both the Ruth Dickie Grants-in-Aid Awards and Ruth Dickie Scholarships are available now on the web. http://www.neuroscience.wisc.edu/gwis.htm. Application Deadline: Monday, April 17, 2000. For additional information on GWIS, please contact: Sara Liliensiek, 263-0832; gwis@studentorg.wisc.edu.

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The Waisman Center Early Childhood Education and Care

If you have no children under the age of 8 you can ignore this message.

The Waisman Center has sent us a notice of New and Expanded Options for Early Childhood Education and Care. Options now include: 1) Parent-Infant/Toddler Program for children from birth to two, 2) Sunshine Room for toddlers ages 12 - 18 months, 3) Four preschool-age classrooms, including one for toddlers and a half-day option for young children, 4) Prekindergarten/kindergarten, 5) After school for children ages 5-7, 6) Camp Vacation for six- to eight year olds corresponding to Madison Public School breaks. For more information see the newsletter file in the Duplication Room, Rm. 1380.

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10th International Cyclodextrin Symposium

The 10th International Cyclodextrin Symposium will be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, May 21-24, 2000. You, members of your department, or your talented upper-level students may want to attend. The theme is "From Basic Research to Market", an approach that may be attractive for its commercial and professional networking elements as well as the intellectual content and research methods. Speakers and participants from all over the world will interact during the sessions, posters, breaks, and meals. Conference registration brochures are available in room 1380 Chemistry Building. Academic and student delegates are eligible for discounted fees. Perhaps your school has funds to encourage faculty and student participation in such activities. Accommodations range from modest to very comfortable. There are a number of special activities planned as well. For additional information please call 734-936-0379 or e-mail: ptully@umich.edu. You can find detailed and updated conference information at the conference web site: http://www.wackerbiochem.com/cd2000 . Registration on-line is also available.

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Recent Publications

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Feldgus S; Landis CR; Glendening ED; Weinhold F.

Natural resonance theory. I. General formalism (vol 19, pg 593, 1998).

JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 21, Iss 5, pp 411-413.

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Park C; Raines RT.

Origin of the 'inactivation' of ribonuclease A at low salt concentration.

FEBS LETTERS 2000, Vol 468, Iss 2-3, pp 199-202.

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Gerona RRL; Larsen EC; Kowalchyk JA; Martin TFJ.

The C terminus of SNAP25 is essential for Ca2+-dependent binding of synaptotagmin to SNARE complexes.

JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 275, Iss 9, pp 6328-6336.

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Porembski M; Weisshaar JC.

Deuterium isotope effects on reaction rates of ground state Zr with ethylene and propylene

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 2000, Vol 104, Iss 7, pp 1524-1531.

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Wang CY; Ediger MD.

Anomalous translational diffusion: A new constraint for models of molecular motion near the glass transition temperature.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 2000, Vol 104, Iss 8, pp 1724-1728.

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Frutos AG; Brockman JM; Corn RM.

Reversible protection and reactive patterning of amine- and hydroxyl-terminated self-assembled monolayers on gold surfaces for the fabrication of biopolymer arrays.

LANGMUIR 2000, Vol 16, Iss 5, pp 2192-2197.

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Esker AR; Brode PF; Rubingh DN; Rauch DS; Yu H; Gast AP; Robertson CR; Trigiante G.

Protease activity on an immobilized substrate modified by polymers: Subtilisin BPN '.

LANGMUIR 2000, Vol 16, Iss 5, pp 2198-2206.

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Edwards KJ; Bond PL; Gihring TM; Banfield JF.

An archaeal iron-oxidizing extreme acidophile important in acid mine drainage.

SCIENCE 2000, Vol 287, Iss 5459, pp 1796-1799.

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Copyright � 2000 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/placement/7news.html


FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Department has an opening for a summer lecturer in General Chemistry 104. The position is a 75% appointment to lecture, hold office hours, supervise lab and perform related duties during the 2000 8-Week Summer Session. The position begins June 12, 2000 and ends August 6, 2000. PhD in Chemistry or chemistry-related field required; experience teaching some level of college chemistry required. Send applications by Friday, April 7, 2000 to: Prof. John Moore, Chemistry Department, 1101 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706. Reference PVL #36957.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Department has an opening for a summer lecturer in Organic Chemistry 343 or 345. The position is a 75% appointment to lecture, hold office hours, supervise lab (Chem 344) and perform related duties during the 2000 8-Week Summer Session. The position begins June 12, 2000 and ends August 6, 2000. ABD in Chemistry or chemistry-related field required; PhD strongly preferred. Knowledge of and familiarity with Organic Chemistry required. Send applications by Tuesday, April 4, 2000 to: Prof. Hans Reich, Chemistry Department, 1101 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706. Reference PVL #36958.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Department has openings for fall lecturers in Organic Chemistry 343 and 345. The positions are 60% appointments to lecture, hold office hours, supervise lab (Chem 344) and perform related duties during the 2000-2001 Fall Semester. The position begins August 28, 2000 and ends January 11, 2001. ABD in Chemistry or chemistry-related field required; PhD strongly preferred. Knowledge of and familiarity with Organic Chemistry required. Send applications by Wednesday, April 5, 2000 to: Prof. Hans Reich, Chemistry Department, 1101 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706. Reference PVL #36963.

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Analytical Instrumentation Supervisor. Department of Chemistry, University of Idaho. New full-time, permanent position. Provide analytical support for departmental and university research efforts, primarily with nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, assist with research training by instructing in the operation and use of equipment and operating software, and ensure the operational efficiency of the equipment. The departmental NMR facility includes a new Bruker Avance 500MHz with solids and gradient probes, a Varian Gemini 2000 300MHz, and a Bruker 300MHz and 200MHz. Ph.D. in chemistry or related field, or comparable knowledge of and experience with NMR spectroscopy, required. To apply, submit the following four items by April 28, 2000: (1) letter of intent, (2) resume, (3) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references, and (4) written responses to request for supplemental information available from search committee chair. For more information, visit the URL http://www.chem.uidaho.edu/service.htm and/or contact: Dr. Jean�ne M. Shreeve, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Idaho, Moscow ID 83844-2343, phone 208-885-6552, fax 208-885-6173, e-mail: jshreeve@uidaho.edu .

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Ohio Northern University. Coordinator of Organic Laboratories. Rank of Instructor or dependent on qualification and degree. Lecture and laboratories in organic chemistry and introductory chemistry and direction of undergraduate laboratories in organic chemistry, plus direction of undergraduate research. M.S. in Organic chemistry with instrumental expertise, strong interest in undergraduate teaching, research, and advising. Salary dependent on experience and qualifications. Fringe benefits include TIAA-CREF retirement program, medical insurance, disability benefits, life insurance, educational benefits, and tuition remission for dependents attending Ohio Northern University for an initial baccalaureate degree. A 4-year renewable contract track or visiting appointment dependent on interest and qualifications of the candidate. Employment date is August 29, 2000. The ACS accredited Chemistry Department has nine full-time faculty members and offers majors in biochemistry, chemistry, and medicinal chemistry. Instrumentation includes 200mHz nmr, FTIR, and gc-ms. A well-equipped biochemistry laboratory has recently been expanded. More departmental information is available at: http://www.onu.edu/a+s/chemistry . Interested applicants should send a resume, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. David W. Kurtz, Chairman Department of Chemistry Ohio Northern University Ada, Ohio 45810 E-mail: d-kurtz@onu.edu All relevant documents must be received by March 13, 2000 for full consideration. Applications will be received until the position is filled.

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Chemistry Instructor, University of Wisconsin-Platteville Applications are invited for 2 or 3 teaching academic staff positions in chemistry for the 2000-2001 academic year beginning late August, 2000. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily introductory courses in chemistry, lectures and/or laboratories. An M.S. or Ph.D. degree in chemistry is preferred, although a B. S. in chemistry with 2 years experience will be considered. Applicants should have good written and oral communication skills and a commitment to teaching undergraduates. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Candidates should send a letter of application and vita and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Joyce F. Miller, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Engineering Physics, UW-Platteville, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818-3099. E-mail: Miller@uwplatt.edu. Screening will begin on April 24' 2000, and continue until the positions are filled. The names of all applicants and nominees who do not request confidentiality, and of all finalists, will be released upon written request.

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Analytical Chemistry-Forensic Science. The Department of Chemistry at Eastern Kentucky University is seeking applicants for a tenure track position in analytical chemistry. Web address: http://www.chemistry.eku.edu . A Ph.D. and commitment to undergraduate/masters-level research and teaching is required; postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to teaching in the analytical, forensic science and general chemistry programs and to develop an active research program. All specialties in analytical chemistry will be considered; experience in microscopy combined with spectroscopy will be a plus. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and transcripts and arrange for three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin April 17, 2000 and continue until the position is filled. Send to: Dr. Tom Otieno, Chairperson, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Eastern Kentucky University, KY 40475-3102.

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Middlebury College, Analytical/Physical Chemist. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor to begin Fall, 2000. The position is a one year or three year term position, to be determined by the expertise of the successful candidate. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and be committed to excellence in teaching and research at an undergraduate, liberal arts college. Teaching for a 1-year position will include general, environmental and instrumental chemistry as well as an established general science course for first year environmental studies majors. Additional expertise in physical chemistry is necessary for a 3-year appointment. Supervision of undergraduate student research is encouraged, and will be required of a successful candidate for a 3-year appointment. The department has outstanding instrumentation in support of research and teaching. Applications including C.V., statement of teaching and research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and at least 3 current letters of recommendation must be received by April 15, 2000. Letters of recommendation, sent directly by their authors, must address ability or potential as a teacher and researcher. Please send to: Professor Sunhee Choi, Search Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753, web: http://www.middlebury.edu/~chem ) 802-443-5451.

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Employment Opportunities

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NMR Spectroscopist. DuPont is a global diversified chemical, specialty and life sciences company headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware. DuPont is engaged in research, development, production and marketing of agricultural and industrial products, fibers, polymer products, automotive products, and a broad range of plastic resins, elastomers, composite materials, films and fabricated products. We are currently looking for an experienced NMR Spectroscopist to join our Central Research and Development Department in the Corporate Center for Analytical Sciences at the Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. Qualified candidates must possess a Ph.D. or M.S. degree in analytical, physical, or organic chemistry with a minimum of 5 years of experience in applying NMR to chemicals, polymers, or materials science (industrial experience preferred). Experience using NMR skills for structural determination of polymers and small molecules is required. Responsibilities of the position include daily operation of the NMR facility, working directly with chemists, engineers, and material scientists and other analytical groups in order to solve structural problems. To apply, submit resume indicating job code FCRD818PCEN2 to email: jobs@dupont.com or fax 1-800-978-9774 or Mail to: DuPont Resume Processing Center, P.O. Box 540117, Waltham, MA 02453-0117. Closing date for applications is 31-Mar-2000.

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DuPont Pharmaceuticals Research Labs, San Diego, CA. B.S./M.S. Research Scientist. Dupont Pharmaceuticals Research Labs of San Diego, CA has an immediate opening for a Research Scientist to work in collaboration with a team of analytical scientists in a multidisciplinary problem-solving environment to apply NMR methods to the structure characterization and elucidation of organic molecules in support of drug discovery. The successful candidate will have a B.S. or M.S. in Analytical Chemistry with a minimum of 2-4 years experience in modern one- and two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and high throughput NMR analysis. The successful candidate must possess excellent NMR interpretation skills as applied to the structure characterization of small organic molecules. The candidate will develop and integrate high throughput flow probe analysis on a Varian 400 MHz NMR spectrometer for an open access environment. Contribution to the maintenance of open access instrumentation is also required. The incumbent will participate in project team efforts dealing with increased productivity, efficiency, and enhanced communication. The successful candidate must possess a demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment, and have the flexibility to succeed in a dynamic and rapidly growing work place. Excellent problem solving, oral, and written communication skills are required. Please send your resumes to: E-mail: rrourick@combichem.com, Fax: 858-625-9293, US mail: Robyn A. Rourick, DuPont Pharmaceuticals Research Labs, 4570 Executive Dr, #400, San Diego, CA 92121.

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Agilent Laboratories, the central research lab for Agilent Technologies (a recent spinoff of the Hewlett-Packard Company), is seeking to hire a post-doctoral research intern with a recent Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Biophysics. As part of our ongoing program to develop new methods for DNA analysis, the intern will be part of a highly multidisciplinary team, collaborating with chemists, biochemists, molecular biologists and design engineers in order to develop high-throughput methods for analyses of nucleic acids. The intern will be involved in the design, synthesis, and testing of modified nucleic acids exhibiting enhanced mass spectrometric properties. The research intern should have substantial experience in organic synthesis, familiarity with standard analytical chemistry techniques, and have the ability to work with prototype, research grade instrumentation. Experience with nucleic acid chemistry and synthesis, and in designing laboratory automation procedures would be considered a plus, as would familiarity with molecular biological techniques, DNA analysis, genotyping, and mass spectrometry. The position is available immediately for a one year appointment with the possibility of renewal for an additional year, and offers the successful candidate a chance to take part in exciting chemistry research in the rapidly expanding field of genomic analysis. Interested applicants should send their resumes along with references to: Dr. Joel Myerson, Chemical and Biological Systems Department, Agilent Laboratories, 3500 Deer Creek Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304, e-mail: joel_myerson@agilent.com.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Two postdoctoral positions in organic photochemistry available at Arizona State University. One requires good synthetic organic skills, the other involves primarily time-resolved laser spectroscopy. The first is for one year, renewable for a second. The second is available for one year. Both positions are available immediately. Please contact Ian Gould for details: igould@asu.edu , Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University, Box 871604, Tempe, AZ 85287-1604, (480) 965-7278, http://www.public.asu.edu/~iangould/ .

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Kansas State University. Postdoctoral Positions - Nanoparticle Chemistry. Research on the synthesis and use of nanocrystalline metal oxides and metal sulfides as destructive absorbents for mimics of chemical and biological warfare agents will be carried out. Emphasis will be on understanding the complex surface chemistry taking place. Send full resume and names of three references to: K.J. Klabunde, Dept. of Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. Screening will commence May 1, 2000 and continue until positions are filled.

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University of Notre Dame is looking for a candidate for a position as the W.M. Keck Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Nano Science and Technology at Notre Dame. The position is part of a project called "Genomic Circuit Assembly" funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation. The project is a collaboration between an engineering professor (Craig Lent) and a biochemistry professor (Paul Huber). The goal of the work is to use self-assembling DNA crystals as templates for quantum-dot circuits. We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow who has experience working with nucleic acids and self-assembly. The W.M. Keck Postdoctoral Fellowship includes an annual stipend of $35,000 and the project is funded for three years. The applicant should be able to work independently, but will meet regularly with Professors Huber and Lent and be well supported in the research. Please contact: University of Norte Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. (Professor Lent: Phone: 219-631-6992, Fax: 219-631-4393, e-mail: lent@nd.edu ) or (Professor Huber: Phone: 219-631-6042, Fax: 219-631-6652, e-mail: Huber.1@nd.edu ).

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