Chemistry Newsletter - 04/02/2001

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXV No. 14 April 2nd, 2001

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Congratulations to Professors Crim, Shakhashiri, and Wright!

Three Chemistry faculty were recently awarded named professorships in university wide competitions. Congratulations to Professors Crim, Shakhashiri, and Wright!

Professor F. Fleming Crim was named Hilldale Professor. Hilldale Professorships are given as a very significant honor to faculty who excel in scholarly activity and have records of outstanding research.

Professor Bassam Z. Shakhashiri was selected to receive the first William T. Evjue Distinguished Chair for the Wisconsin Idea. The Evjue Chair for the Wisconsin Idea was created to recognize outstanding contributions to outreach and service, as well as distinguished teaching and research.

Professor John D. Wright was named Andreas Christopher Albrecht Professor of Chemistry. Andreas Christopher Albrecht, who was born in 1927 and is on the faculty at Cornell University, is a pioneer in laser spectroscopy.

Congratulations to Fleming, Bassam and John!!

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Analytical Cume Schedule

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

April 14, 2001

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Inorganic Cume Schedule

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 - 7:30 p.m. Room B371 May 5th - 9 a.m. Room 2373

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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

Apr. 17 Apr. 24
May 1 May 15

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SEMINARS

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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 B371 Chemistry Building. Ted Heilweil, NIST. "New Applications of Ultrafast, Terahertz, and Chemical Imaging Infrared Spectroscopies."

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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. Professor Nicholas Abbott, UW-Madison Chemical Engineering. "Amplification of biomolecular interactions using liquid crystals and nanostructured surfaces"

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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. "Chemistry with Sub-Ångström Resolution."

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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 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Matthew D. 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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Thursday, April 19th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. John Phillips, Graduate Student.

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Monday, April 23rd, 2001 - Hirschmann Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Building. Ronald Breslow, Columbia University. "Biomimetic Chemistry"

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Monday, April 23rd, 2001 - Willard Lecture Series - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building, (New Lecture Hall). Sylvia Ceyer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "The Unique Chemistry at Surfaces: Splats, Hammers, and Sinkholes."

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2001 - Willard Lecture Series - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sylvia Ceyer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "New Surface Reaction Mechanisms: Role of Bulk H in Catalytic Hydrogenation and F Atom Abstraction by Si."

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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, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 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 1361 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 1315 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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Thursday, May 10th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Xingping (Ping) Su, Graduate Student. "DNA computing on nanometer-sized gold particle surfaces"

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Thursday, June 7th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar (Joint with Macromolecules), 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Josef Michl.

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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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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Biochemist: The Department of Chemistry at James Madison University invites applications for a one year faculty position in biochemistry beginning the fall of 2001. A Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry is preferred. All areas of biochemistry will be considered. Teaching both lecture and laboratories, including service courses, at the undergraduate level is expected. More detailed information about the department can be obtained at http://www.jmu.edu/chemistry/. Candidates should send a resume, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange for three letters of recommendations to be sent to: Biochemist Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, MSC 7701, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807. Review of candidates will begin April 20th, 2001. Completed applications should be received by that date to assure consideration.

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The Campus NMR Facility at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri has an opening for a NMR spectroscopist. This position may be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. BS in physical or biological sciences with two years of relevant experience is required. A MS degree is preferred. Duties include performing spectrometer maintenance, providing technical assistance on spectrometer operations to users, training users, occasionally running samples for users, setting up non-routine experiments, and maintaining detailed documentation of spectrometer usage, repair and maintenance records and operating procedures. Ability to perform basic trouble-shooting, use of oscilloscope and knowledge of UNIX desirable. Experience with either Bruker or Varian systems is highly desirable. Please send resume or inquiry to: wongt@missouri.edu, or call Professor Tuck Wong @ 573 882-7725. Visit our web page at http://www.chem.missouri.edu/nmr/nmr.html.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Assistant Professor (50% time). Ph.D. required, with an emphasis in analytical chemistry or equivalent experience in analytical chemistry, the ability to teach effectively, and the ability to clearly communicate chemistry concepts are required. Experience in teaching, consulting with the electronics or other high technology industries, or experience in educational outreach are assets. There is the possibility that this position could be expanded to full time. However, this is contingent on an external instrumentation proposal that is pending. For this reason, the ability to run or manage advanced instrumentation also is an asset. However, there is no assurance that this funding will occur, nor that the appointment will be made greater than 50%. The appointment will begin with the start of the Fall term, August 20, 2001. 50% (half-time) position that includes teaching in general, analytical, and other areas in chemistry as the Chemistry Department's needs require; involvement in activities to advance the teaching, outreach and scholarly work of the Department; and participation in outreach activities in the community. Submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae, and arrange to have two letters of reference sent to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004. FAX: 715-836-4979, Phone: 715-836-3417. For priority consideration, all application materials must be postmarked no later than April 13, 2001. However, review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For information related to this search see: http://www.uwec.edu/Academic/Chemistry/chemistry.htrnl.

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The Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, which offers an A.C.S. approved program, invites applications to fill one or more one-year Academic Staff positions (full and/or part time) to begin September 4, 2001. Ph.D. in chemistry preferred, ABD or Masters degree will be considered. Responsibilities include lecture, discussion and/or laboratory supervision responsibilities in our general chemistry and/or analytical courses. Interested candidates are asked to send a letter of application, resume, three current, confidential letters of recommendation (Fax: 920-424-2042), and both undergraduate and graduate transcripts (initially, photocopies acceptable) to: Dr. Timothy F. Crimmins, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI 54901-8645, Fax: (920) 424-2042. Further information about the position and the University/Department can be obtained through e-mail: crimmins@uwosh.edu; Phone: 920-424-1400; or the University's web page: www.uwosh.edu. Starting Date: September 4, 2001. One year Academic Staff position (Position may be split between more than one candidate.) Send letter of application, resume, three current, confidential letters of recommendation (Fax: 920-424-2042), and transcripts (photocopies acceptable initially). Screening will begin on April 13, 2001 and continue until the position is filled.

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University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Assistant Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences: Chemistry. The primary responsibilities are the teaching of introductory chemistry courses and upper-level courses in area of expertise. The candidate is expected to participate in an interdisciplinary Environmental Science program, including the teaching of general education courses, and the Environmental Science and Policy master's degree program. The candidate is expected to engage in scholarly activity consistent with the goals of the University. Doctorate in chemistry or closely related field by August 200 1. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and research is expected. Previous teaching experience is desirable, as is an interest in an interdisciplinary environmental science program. Post-doctoral experience is desirable but not required. Starting date is August 27, 2001. Full time tenure track appointment. Initial appointment is for three years, with a maximum six year probationary period. Quality teaching, scholarly activity, and professional service are required for tenure and promotion to associate professor. Minimum $40,000 (academic year). Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Excellent health benefits are available, and inclusion in the state retirement plan is required. Submit letter of application along with vita, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation to: Dr. John Lyon, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, Natural and Applied Science, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311-7001, Calls to discuss the position are welcome 920 465-2266. FAX: (920) 465-2376 E-mail: LYONJ@uwgb.edu. Open until filled; first screening April 13, 2001.

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University of California, Los Angeles. Academic Coordinator / Lecturer - Full-time, permanent position to teach and supervise undergraduate organic chemistry laboratories. Requires Ph.D. in Chemistry, outstanding teaching and supervisory ability, computer skills, and capacity to work closely with faculty, teaching assistants and staff. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. Send C.V. and three letters of recommendation by April 15, 2001 to: Chair, Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1569.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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NMR Postdoctoral Fellowship at Albert Einstein. Structural studies on the class IA p85/p110. Phosphoinositide 3-Kinase. A funded postdoctoral position is available for structural NMR studies on the regulation of the p85/p110 PI 3-kinase. Studies will focus on the mechanism by which phosphoprotein binding to the SH2 domains of p85 leads to activation of the p110 catalytic subunit. NMR Instrumentation: The Structural NMR Resource at Albert Einstein College of Medicine: www.bioc.aecom.yu.edu/labs/girvlab/nmr/ is equipped with a Bruker 600 MHz spectrometer with four channels, three-axis gradients, and deuterium decoupling. We also have a two-channel, but otherwise similarly equipped Bruker 300 for small molecule work, sample evaluation, and an additional field strength for relaxation measurements. This resource complements the pre-existing 500, 400, and 200 MHz instruments which are used for physiological NMR. Einstein is a full partner in the "New York Structure Center" consortium: http://mriris.rockefeller.edu:80/NYSBC/, which will give us shared access to a family of 800 MHz spectrometers, centrally located in NYC, beginning in Fall 2001. The position is available as of 5/1/00. Please send Curriculum Vitae and three letters of reference to either: Jonathan Backer, Molecular Pharmacology, AECOM, 1300 Morris Park Ave., Bronx, NY 10461, www.aecom.yu.edu/sggd/faculty/backer.htm, or Mark Girvin, Biochemistry, AECOM, 1300 Morris Park Ave., Bronx, NY 10461, www.bioc.aecom.yu.edu/labs/girvlab.

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Penn State University, Maroncelli Research group. Description of Position: A postdoctoral position in solution-phase dynamics is currently available in our group. 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. More information is available on our web site: http://maroncelli.chem.psu.edu. 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, web: http://maroncelli.chem.psu.edu.

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Postdoctoral Position Department of Radiology University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. 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 is required. 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. Anthony Mancuso or Dr. Jim Delikatny, 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: mancuso@rad.upenn.edu, delikatn@rad.penn.edu.

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Professor Rich Eisenberg, of the University of Rochester, New York is seeking suitable post-doctoral candidates for two positions that have become available recently. The first position, which is DOE supported, involves research in the design, synthesis and study of multi-component systems (triads) for photoinduced electron charge separation and light-to-chemical energy conversion. The systems under study have platinum diimine chromophores and connect through ligand bridges to electron transfer quenchers and dark reaction catalysts for proton reduction to hydrogen. A great deal of synthesis is required in this project, and I believe it represents an excellent way for a synthetically oriented student to become acquainted with metal complex photochemistry. A second project is the design, synthesis and study of new luminescent complexes for possible use as dopant emitters in organic light emitting diode (OLED) constructions. This work, which is being initiated now with industrial support, builds on recent interest in the use of platinum group and other heavy metal complexes as emitters owing to greater efficiencies that they offer over organic emitters. in the research, new metal complexes will be synthesized and their luminescence properties examined. In addition, recent findings in gold chemistry including the onset of luminescence for certain Au(I) compounds upon exposure to volatile organic compounds provides the basis for planned work on aggregation-induced luminescence and its application in the development of new luminescence-based sensors. Interested candidates for the positions should send me a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and any relevant publications, and they should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent on their behalf. The positions will be available within the next several months. Send to: Rich Eisenberg, Tracy Harris Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627, Phone: (716)275-5573 FAX: (800)811-7721 or (716)273-3596, e-mail: RSE7@chem.rochester.edu, web: http://chem.rochester.edu/Faculty/Eisenberg.html.

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Michigan State University, Postdoctoral Teaching-Scholar in Chemistry, Lyman Briggs School. Lyman Briggs School is seeking an individual with a doctorate in chemistry for a one-year, possibly two-year, postdoctoral position beginning no later than August 16, 2001. The successful candidate should have a strong interest in undergraduate learning in chemistry, with particular interest in inquiry-based, active learning in both class meetings and laboratories. This position offers an opportunity for an individual to be mentored to develop substantive experience and credentials in teaching. The Postdoctoral Teaching-Scholar will work closely with a faculty team to develop, implement, evaluate, and assess effective instructional designs and student learning for introductory chemistry; coordinate and teach introductory chemistry, both class meetings and laboratories, mentor undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants and collaborate with other postdoctoral teacher-scholars in physics and the life sciences in the Lyman Briggs School. The successful candidate will join a small, diverse faculty of humanists and scientists working in a residential learning community devoted to studying the natural sciences and their impact on society. All under one roof, the Lyman Briggs School (LBS) encompasses science laboratories, classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, and student residences. Review of applications will begin on April 16, 2001 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, send a letter, CV, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Steven Spees, Professor, Chemistry, Lyman Briggs School, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48825, e-mail: spees@msu.edu.

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Postdoctoral Research Opening. Organometallic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis. Brookhaven National Laboratory. Our research includes mechanistic, kinetic, and synthetic studies in transition metal organometallic chemistry, with an emphasis on metal hydrides. Recent efforts involve discovery and development of new homogeneous hydrogenation catalysts, in collaboration with Paul Fagan of Dupont's Central Research and Development Department. Mechanistic studies of organometallic complexes (including pulse radiolysis experiments) are also carried out. Brookhaven's Chemistry Department offers postdoctoral research associates an attractive salary ($35,000/year, plus full benefits) and a varied geographic setting (60 miles east of New York City, and 10 miles from the Long Island beaches). Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. with a strong background in organometallic chemistry, including handling of air-sensitive compounds and GC analysis of organic compounds. Applicants are asked to send a curriculum vitae and the names of three references to: Morris Bullock, Department of Chemistry, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000, e-mail: bullock@bnl.gov. Web: http://www.chemistry.bnl.gov/~wishart/bullock.html.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has several immediate postdoctoral openings in projects we are jointly supervising. The set of projects is funded by DARPA and the DoE and targets the development of intelligent nanofluidic switching capabilities to add new functionality in multilayer microfabricated devices. The approach involves marrying the microfluidic separation capabilities of the Sweedler laboratory with the molecular gate approach to permeability switching developed in the Bohn laboratory. Our interests range from the fundamental (single molecule measurements of binding kinetics in restricted geometries) to the applied (demountable sample concentration and capture device capable of interfacing to off-line identification experiments, e.g., MALDI or electrospray mass spectrometry). Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work as part of a team of investigators arrayed in both the Department of Chemistry and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. UIUC offers a truly outstanding environment for postdoctoral research with excellent facilities, a tradition of exciting science, and a commitment to interdisciplinary investigation. While focused on the overall goals of the project we anticipate the postdoctoral researchers involved in this project will have significant latitude in determining the specific directions the project will follow. Individuals interested in exploring these opportunities can obtain more detailed information by contacting either of the PIs: Bohn - (217) 333 0676 or bohn@scs.uiuc.edu, Sweedler - (217) 244 7359 or sweedler@scs.uiuc.edu. Applicants should send a letter of interest with a c.v. and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent under separate cover. Send to: Paul W. Bohn, Professor of Chemistry, Beckman Institute, or Jonathan V. Sweedler, Professor of Chemistry, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Chemical Sciences, 600 South Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801.

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