Chemistry Newsletter - 04/22/2002

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVI - No. 16 April 22nd, 2002

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

May 14th, 2002

Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays ---1:20 PM - Chair's Office

May 7th, 2002 May 21st, 2002

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2002 - Catalysis Series Seminar (Organic Series), 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Hartwig, Yale University.

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2002 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building, Professor Richard Zare, Stanford. "The H + H2 Reaction Revisited"

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., 1227 Engineering Hall. Andrew Gellman, Carnegie Mellon University. "Surface Chemistry"

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2002 - Pharmacology Seminar, 12:00 Noon, Biotechnology Center Auditorium, Room 1111, 425 Henry Mall. Professor Michael Klagsbrun, Harvard Medical School. "The VEGF and Semaphorin Receptor, Neuropilin, is a Regulator of Developmental and Tumor Angiogenesis"

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Wednesday, April 24th, 2002 - Catalysis Series Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Hartwig, Yale University.

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***** CANCELLED *****Thursday, April 25th, 2002 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chris Pawela, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 25th, 2002 - Women In Science - Town Hall Meeting, 4:00 p.m., Room 1111 Genetics/Biotechnology Center Auditorium. WISELI will introduce itself and its goals and ask attendees to help set priorities.

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Thursday, April 25th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alexander Greer, CUNY Brooklyn. "A Physical-Organic Approach to the Understanding of Chemistry of Sulfur Natural Products"

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Friday, April 26th, 2002 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Bruce McCord, Ohio University. "Capillary Electrophoresis in the Analysis of PCR Products and its Forensic applications"

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Friday, April 26th, 2002 - Rheology Research Center - 3M Lectures, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Associate Professor Kathleen Feigl, Michigan Technological University. "A Stochastic Rheological Model for Polymeric Fluids"

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Friday, April 26th, 2002 - Chemistry Department Seminar, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Robert T. McIver, IonSpec Corporation. "Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry: Principles and Applications"

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2002 - Catalysis Series Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Keith Hall, Symyx Technologies.

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 11:00 a.m., 1610 Engineering Hall. T. Kyle Vanderlick, Princeton University. "Driving Biological Membranes to the Breaking Point: Fundamental Studies Using Lipid Vesicles"

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2002 - Pharmacology Seminar, 12:00 Noon, Biotechnology Center Auditorium, Room 1111, 425 Henry Mall. Professor Mary J.C. Hendrix, University of Iowa. "Stem Cell Plasticity of Aggressive Tumor Cells"

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Milan Mrksich.

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jeffery Zink, University of California-Los Angeles.

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2002 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sang (Alex) Lim, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2002 - Organic - McElvain Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Gordon, Sunnesis.

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Friday, May 3rd, 2002 - Chemistry Colloquia, 4:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Madeline Jacobs, Editor-In-Chief, C&E News. "The Challenges of Editing the Newsmagazine of the Chemical World"

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Friday, May 3rd, 2002 - Rheology Research Center - 3M Lectures, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Marie-Claude Heuzey, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal; Genie chimique. "Rheology of Chitosan Solutions"

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Monday, May 6th, 2002 - Catalysis Series Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Emilio Bunel, Eli Lilly.

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Tuesday, May 7th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christian Griesinger, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, University of Frankfurt. "NMR Spectroscopy of Biologically and Chemically Interesting Molecules."

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Tuesday, May 7th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., 1227 Engineering Hall. Matthias Scheffler, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. "Get Real! The Importance of Complexity for Understanding the Functions of Surfaces"

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Tuesday, May 7th, 2002 - Pharmacology Seminar, 12:00 Noon, Biotechnology Center Auditorium, Room 1111, 425 Henry Mall. Professor Ranjan Sen, Brandeis University. "Ins and Outs of Rei Proteins"

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tom Spiro, Princeton University.

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Thursday, May 9th, 2002 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marc D. Porter, Iowa State University.

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Friday, May 10th, 2002 - Rheology Research Center - 3M Lectures, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Thanos Tzavaras, University of Wisconsin. "On the Mathematical Theory of Fluid Dynamic Limits for Collisional Kinetic Models"

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Monday, May 13th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Willard Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carlos Bustamante, University of California-Berkeley. "Studies of DNA Packaging by Single f29 Bacteriophage Particles Using Optical Tweezers"

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Willard Lecture, 11:00 a.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carlos Bustamante, University of California-Berkeley. "Mechanical Unfolding of a Single RNA Molecule by Force"

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lila Gierasch, University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2002 - Pharmacology Seminar, 12:00 Noon, Biotechnology Center Auditorium, Room 1111, 425 Henry Mall. Associate Professor Shao-Cong Sun, Penn State College of Medicine. "NF-kB Activation by Cellelar and Viral Mechanisms"

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Monday, May 20th, 2002 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yan Chen, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, May 21st, 2002 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Xiaoyu Chen, Graduate Student.

 

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POLYED National Information Center for Polymer Education

POLYED programs for undergraduate students, these programs are:

The Outstanding Achievement in Organic Chemistry Awards Program. More than 500 colleges and universities have participated in this program that recognizes undergraduate students for exemplary performance in the full year Organic Chemistry course sequence.

The Undergraduate Polymer Research Recognition Award. This is the ninth year of this award for excellence in polymer research by undergraduate students. This program offers a certificate and a $100 cash award. Up to ten awards will be given in 2002.

The Summer Research Scholarship Program. Stipends of $300 will be awarded to outstanding undergraduates for polymer research during the summer at their home institution or approved alternate site.

The Curriculum Development Award. This program for college and university faculty offers grants of up to $10,000 for innovative development of polymer curricular materials.

More information about these programs may be found at the POLYED web site: http://www.polyed.org.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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UW Madison. Part Time TA position at the X-ray Laboratory. The position is for a motivated chemistry graduate student interested in structures of molecules, who enjoys working with computers and doing calculations. The student will acquire sound theoretical and experimental crystallographic knowledge. Additionally, the applicant will gain result presentation and paper writing skills, which will lead to several publications during the X-ray apprenticeship. The TA will deal with various organic and organometallic compounds and interact with students and faculty. Interested students should contact: Dr. Ilia Guzei at iguzei@chem.wisc.edu.

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UW Madison. Part Time TA position in the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory starting Summer 2002. This is a position for a graduate student who would like to learn how to run all the instruments in the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory and who will assist graduate students and postdocs in using mass spectrometry to solve problems. The staff of the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory are all involved in keeping the instruments operating optimally and in generating quality data. A successful technical assistant will be able to add mass spectrometry skills to their resume. The TA will be working with a large variety of organic, biochemical, and organometallic compounds. Interested students should contact: Dr. Martha M. Vestling (vestling@chem.wisc.edu).

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The Biological and Chemical Sciences Major at Wells College seeks an individual qualified to teach Organic Chemistry I and Physical Chemistry (a one-semester course stressing biological applications) during the Fall 2002 semester, and Organic Chemistry II and possibly an upper level course in the candidate's area of interest/expertise during the Spring 2003 semester. Each of these courses will meet twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday mornings) for 75 minutes. The Organic course will include two lab sections (Tuesday and Thursday afternoons). Candidates should submit a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching goals, and the names and addresses of at least two references to: Dean Ellen Hall, c/o Chemistry Search, Wells College, Aurora, NY 13026. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Wells is a small liberal arts college for women located on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake in the scenic Finger Lakes region of New York.

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Job opportunities are available at Array BioPharma for students looking to go into industry. We are looking specifically for people at the B.S. and M.S. levels. They can send their resume directly to amarlow@arraybiopharma.com. Our website http://www.arraybiopharma.com has info on the company and specific positions. Please contact: Allison L. Marlow, Ph.D.,Array BioPharma, 3200 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80301, (303) 386-1197 office, (303) 386-1224 lab, allison.marlow@arraybiopharma.com.

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The University of Minnesota's Chemistry Department has temporary, part-time lecturer positions available for the 2002-2003 academic year (September 3, 2002-May 17, 2003) in the general chemistry program. Preparing and giving lectures for undergraduate level courses, office hours, exam preparation and assignment of final course grades. Ph.D. in chemistry preferred. M.S. in chemistry or related field required. Previous teaching experience is required, prefer at least two years at the college level. Any qualified person interested in a teaching position should submit a short letter indicating area of interest, along with current curriculum vitae and two letters of professional recommendation. All application materials must be received by Friday, May 3, 2002. Selection Criteria: M.S. is essential, prefer Ph.D.; Prior teaching experience; prefer college level teaching of chemistry courses; Prior teaching experience at University of Minnesota (day or extension); Quality of references; Quality of student evaluations or feedback. Please submit all application materials to: Professor Louis Pignolet, Vice Chair, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry, 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455. For more information regarding course offerings and content, please contact Lisa Peterson at (612) 624-0313.

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Starting August 2002 one year, full-time temporary position at Humboldt State University. Area of Instruction is in General Chemistry. Rank and salary are dependent upon the appointee's qualifications and experience. Professional Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related discipline from an accredited college or university is required at time of appointment. Appropriate successful teaching experience or evidence of promise as a teacher is necessary. The candidate must have a demonstrated interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses to diverse students (majors, general education students, etc.). Candidates whose qualifications also suit them to prepare individuals to function in a culturally and ethnically diverse society are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching assignments will include General Chemistry, including laboratories. Other assignments are possible and will be determined by the candidate's strengths and the department's needs. The annual full-time assignment for faculty shall normally average (15) Weighted Teaching Units per term. The chemistry major has been approved by the American Chemical Society. The Department offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Chemistry, with degree options in Biochemistry and Environmental Toxicology. The Department is teaching-oriented, and is equipped with 300 MHz FT-NMR, GC-MS, and FT-IR instruments, and a modern computer laboratory with research-level computational chemistry software. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at http://www.humboldt.edu. Qualified candidates should send a letter of application, brief statement of teaching philosophy, Curriculum Vitae including list of publications, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review), and three confidential letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant's professional preparation and experience to: Richard A. Paselk, Department of Chemistry, Humboldt State University, One Harpst Street, Arcata, California 95521-8299, Phone (707) 826-5719 / Fax (707) 826-3279. In letter of application, please refer to Job # CNRS 02/03-02. All complete application files received by May 16, 2002 will receive full consideration. Those arriving after this date may be considered if the position is still open. Candidates are welcome to utilize fax (707-826-3279) or e-mail (rap1@humboldt.edu) for communications but applications via fax or e-mail are not acceptable.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Grand Valley State University. Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Chemistry for the 2002 -2003 academic year with potential of renewal for second year. At least a M.S. in chemistry required. A strong commitment to undergraduate education teaching required. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Teach general chemistry lecture and labs. Chemistry Department/Science and Mathematics Division. Send letter or application, resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, and two letters of reference to: Dr. Harvey Nikkel, Chair, Department of Chemistry, 327 Padnos Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401, e-mail: nikkelh@gvsu.edu, FAX: (616) 895-3230. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Grand Valley State University. Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry for the 2002 - 2003 academic yew with potential of renewal for second year. Doctorate in chemistry preferred, ABD acceptable. A strong commitment to undergraduate education teaching required. Specialty should be in bioorganic chemistry. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Teach organic and biochemistry lecture and labs. Chemistry Department/Science and Mathematics Division. Send letter of application, resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, and two letters of reference to: Dr. Harvey Nikkel, Chair, Department of Chemistry, 327 Padnos Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401, e-mail: nikkelh@gvsu.edu, FAX: (616) 895-3230. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Post-doctoral Position: Case Western Reserve University. The project is entitled Modulation of Gene Expression by Antisense a-Helical Peptide Nucleic Acids and requires a person with a strong background in organic synthesis as well as an interest in molecular & cell biology. Interested individuals should contact: Professor Philip P. Garner, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7078, Tel/Voice- mail: 216-368-3696, FAX: 216-368-3006, E-mail: ppg@po.cwru.edu, web site: http://www.cwru.edu/artsci/chem/faculty/garner/index.html.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Keck Graduate Institute. Two-year position available immediately for applicants with a Ph.D. in bio-organic chemistry, bioengineering, or a related discipline. Research topics include the functional immobilization of proteins in hydrogel biomaterials and protein micro-arrays, as well as the generation of protein-imprinted recognition patterns as novel biosensor surfaces. Successful applicants must possess expertise in bio-organic synthesis and material science, a working knowledge of standard analytical methods (HPLC/FPLC, NMR, MS), good writing and communication skills and the ability to work independently and self-motivated in an interdisciplinary team environment. The Keck Graduate Institute http://www.kgi.edu, a member of the Claremont colleges, is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles. Mail cover letter, CV and references to: Dr. Angelika Niemz, Keck Graduate Institute, 535 Watson Drive, Claremont, CA 91711; Fax (909) 607-9826. E-mail: aniemz@kgi.edu.

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United States Environmental Protection Agency - Post-Doctoral Program. National Exposure Research Laboratory. The National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) of the United States Environmental Protection Agency is seeking candidates to fill as many as 18 federal, four-year post-doctoral research positions. NERL conducts research and development related to the exposure of people and ecosystems to a wide range of pollutants in the air, water, and soil, and to other environmental changes resulting from human activities at a wide range of scales including landscape alterations. This research encompasses areas such as environmental monitoring and characterization; computer modeling of the transport, transformation, and fate of pollutants in multiple media and at multiple scales; human and ecological exposure analysis; remote sensing applications; and landscape ecology. NERL also field-tests, evaluates, and demonstrates the applications of these findings to environmental problems of national importance to EPA's regulatory and regional offices, other federal agencies, and state, local, and tribal governments. Among NERL's current priorities are exposure of humans to airborne particulate matter and emerging microbial pathogens in water supplies; exposure of children to pesticides; multi-media, multi-pathway exposure modeling in humans; influence of landscape changes on surface water quality; development of integrated multimedia (atmospheric, terrestrial, and aquatic) transport and fate models; and assessment of the relative risk of exposure to stressors in regional ecosystems and large watersheds. Because of the broad range of NERL's research mission, we are seeking candidates from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, including applied mathematics and statistics, bioinformatics, biology, chemical or software engineering, chemistry, environmental or physical science, geophysics, human health sciences, hydrologic and landscape modeling, immunology, microbiology, population genetics, and protozoology. The preferred candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in one of these areas within the last five years or will have it awarded prior to their Federal employment start date. The NERL post-doctoral positions will be located in a Division in one of the following locations: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; Cincinnati, Ohio; Las Vegas, Nevada; Athens, Georgia; or Washington DC metropolitan area, depending on the particular disciplinary focus, and will be filled beginning June 2002. These excepted service appointments will last for four years and offer a salary range of $45,285 - $70,555, commensurate with qualifications. The selected candidates will be eligible for a full benefits package, including relocation expenses, health insurance, life insurance, retirement, and vacation and sick leave benefits. The filing deadline for these postdoctoral positions is May 10, 2002. If you are interested, please send the following to Ms. Dorothy Carr: a curriculum vitae, a letter of recommendation from your senior research advisor or other comparable official, and a letter indicating your research focus, desired position(s) (see NERL Internet site below for specific positions), country of citizenship, and citizenship status (citizen or permanent resident). If you are claiming veterans preference, please include you DD-214 with your application package. If you send your application via regular mail, address it to: Ms. Dorothy Carr, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Human Resources Management Division (MD-C639-02), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, Attn: NERL Post-doctoral Program. If you send your application via express, address it to: Ms Dorothy Carr, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, MD-C639-02, 4930 Old Page Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, Attn: NERL Post-doctoral Program. You may also submit your application via facsimile (fax) machine to (919) 541-2186; however, applications faxed from a U.S. government fax machine will not be accepted. Applications sent electronically via the Internet or mailed in U.S. government postage-paid envelopes will also not receive consideration. Application materials must be received in the Human Resources Office or postmarked by May 10, 2002. Questions may be directed to Ms. Carr at (800) 433-9633. After all responses are reviewed, candidates will receive written notice of the status of their applications no later than July 12, 2002.

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United States Environmental Protection Agency - Post-Doctoral Program National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory. The National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has an active post-doctoral research program with vacancies anticipated during the year. As one of the national laboratories within the Office of Research and Development (ORD), NHEERL is EPA's focal point for scientific research on the effects of contaminants and environmental stressors on human health and ecosystems. NHEERL utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to solving research problems. Assimilation and integration of information across environmental disciplines and across multiple levels of biological organizations (from molecular to the whole organism, and from the organism to the ecosystem levels) strengthen analyses of environmental issues. Some of these positions may present developmental opportunities which may be cross-organizational or cross disciplinary; i.e., within or across NHEERL ecology or health divisions; across lab and human or ecological field studies; and across other national laboratories/centers within ORD or regulatory program offices within EPA. Because of NHEERL's broad research mission and multi-disciplinary approach, we seek candidates from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. The preferred candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in one of the following areas (or a closely related field): biochemistry, biology (e.g., cellular, molecular), biomedical or chemical engineering, biostatistics/modeling, development and reproduction, ecology (e.g., aquatic, coastal systems, coral, ecosystem, estuarine, landscape, marine, microbial), ecotoxicology, endocrinology, environmental sciences, epidemiology, genetics, geographic information science, geomorphology, geostatistics immunology, microbiology, neurosciences, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, physical chemistry, physiology, plant physiology, population/community modeling, pulmonology, or toxicology, Candidates with an M.D, D.V.M, or Pharm.D. degree and a background demonstrating experience conducting scientific research may also be considered. Specific information on the scientific research projects currently available in the NHEERL post-doctoral program is available at the NHEERL web site, http://www.epa.gov/nheerl. Applicants may also be considered for other NHEERL post-doctoral positions in addition to those specifically referenced on the web site. These positions are excepted service appointments for two to three years, and offer a salary range of $37,428-$70,555, commensurate with qualifications. The selected candidates will be eligible for a full benefits package, including relocation expenses, health insurance, life insurance, retirement, and vacation and sick leave. If you are interested, please send the following to: Ms. Dorothy Carr, U.S. EPA, HRMD, MD-C639-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, Attn: NHEERL Post-Doctoral Program. Please attach: Curriculum vitae; Letter of recommendation from your senior research advisor or other comparable official; Cover letter indicating your research interests, preferred research project(s) by number (see the NHEERL Internet site), preferred geographical location(s), country of citizenship, and citizenship status (citizen or permanent resident); If you wish to be considered for multiple research projects and/or geographical locations, please indicate each project number and location in your cover letter; If you are claiming veterans' preference, please include your DD-214 with your application package. If you send your application via express mail, address it to: Ms. Dorothy Carr, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Human Resources Management Division, MD-C639-02, 4930 Old Page Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. You may also submit your application via facsimile (fax) machine to (919) 541-2186; however, applications faxed from a U-S. government fax machine will not be accepted. Applications sent electronically via the Internet or mailed in U.S. government postage-paid envelopes will also not receive consideration. All application materials must be received in the Human. Resources Office during one of the three opening periods, but no later than the last day of each opening period (February 28, June 28, or October 31). Applications received outside of an open period will not be considered and will be returned to the applicant. Questions may be directed to Ms. Carr at (800) 433-9633. After all responses we reviewed, candidates will receive written notice of the status of their applications.

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A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the group of Professor Anne Myers Kelley to carry out spectroscopic and computational studies of second-order nonlinear optical chromophores and their aggregates. Requires Ph.D. in chemistry or related discipline, and a solid background in molecular spectroscopy (absorption, fluorescence, and ideally resonance Raman). Experience with electronic structure computations, vibrational normal mode analysis, nonlinear optics, polymer physics, and/or organic synthesis would be helpful. Initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal subject to mutual agreement and continued availability of funds. Salary will be commensurate with experience and background. For further information, see the Kelley group Web site at: http://www.ksu.edu/chem/personnel/faculty/grad/amk/group.html. Applicants should send a cv, publication list, and the names of three references to Anne Kelley at amkelly@ksu.edu. Screening of applicants will begin April 24, 2002.

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University of South Carolina. Postdoctoral Positions in Ultrafast Spectroscopy. Professor Mark Berg is looking for a postdoctoral associate in the area of ultrafast spectroscopy. His research program is active in a number of areas where there are opportunities for a postdoctoral associate, including: Ultrafast Dynamics of DNA; Applications of High-Order Nonlinear Spectroscopy; and Femtosecond Solvation/Rotation Dynamics in Liquids. We have always taken a keen interest in the theoretical aspects of our experiments, and there are numerous opportunities to combine theoretical and experimental work. A list of our recent publications can be found at our web site: http://www.chem.sc.edu/faculty/berg/. This position offers a stimulating environment for a recent PhD to expand their scientific experience. I am looking for someone with an enthusiastic approach to science and a good background in ultrafast spectroscopy, the physical chemistry of DNA or another area relevant to our research, Our projects can benefit from people with a variety of backgrounds Chemistry, Physics, Optical Engineering, etc. Please send your CV to me. The CV should including the names of at least two references, or you can have reference letters sent directly to me at: Professor Mark Berg, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, phone: 803-777-1514, Fax: 803-777-1456, e-mail: berg@mail.chem.sc.edu.

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