Chemistry Newsletter - 05/03/2004

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVIII - No. 18 May 3rd, 2004

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Dean Phillip Certain Retirement Reception

A reception honoring Dean Phillip R. Certain on the occasion of his retirement will be held on Monday, May 10, 2004, at the Tripp Commons, Memorial Union from 3:30 til 6:30 p.m. For additional information please contact Beth Hartzheim at hartzheim@ls.admin.wisc.edu or 608-265-0457.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

05/11/2004

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

05/18/2004

Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:20 PM - Chair’s Office

05/04/2004

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The Organic cume exams will be given in room 1315 Chemistry Building, 7:00 PM on the following dates:

CUMULATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE 2003-2004

May 6

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kyung Woon Jung, University of South Florida. “Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation: Method Development and Synthetic Application”

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2004 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lou Noodleman, Scripps Research Institute.

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Thursday, May 6th, 2004 - Analytical McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Charles Cantor, Sequenom Inc. “Precise Quantitative Analysis of Nucleic Acids by Mass Spectrometry”

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Thursday, May 6th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Emily Payne, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, May 6th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Water Science Laboratory Room 102. Prabhu Kamaar, UW Civil and Environmental Engineering. “Contributions of Elemental and Organic Carbon to Particulate Matter Emissions From Diesel and Gasoline Engines”

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Friday, May 7th, 2004 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. James Skinner, UW Professor of Chemistry. “Dynamics in liquid water and aqueous solutions of biologically relevant molecules”

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Friday, May 7th 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Water Science Laboratory Room 102. Heidi Bialk, ECT. “Oxidative Coupling of Sulfonamide Antimicrobials with Monomeric Humic Constituents”

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Monday, May 10th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Akinobu Naka, Kurashiki University, Japan.

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Tuesday, May 11th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Barry Lentz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “A View of Cell Membrane Fusion: Protein Machines Work on Lipid Materials”

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Thursday, May 13th, 2004 - R.B. Herb Materials Physics Seminar, 10:00 a.m., Room 3405 Sterling Hall. Professor Frank Marsiglio, University of Alberta. “What Can We Learn About Superconductivity From the Optical Conductivity?”

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Monday, May 24th, 2004 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Boris Tumanskii, Technion, Haifa, Israel. “EPR Study of Persistent Linear, Branched and Metal-Containing Silyl Radicals”

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Thursday, May 27th, Special PChem Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335, Chemistry Building. Gary Maciel, Colorado Sate University. “Structure and Reactivity of the Silica Surface. A Solid-State NMR Study.”

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joel Schneider, University of Delaware.

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

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

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Corning Inc., located in upstate New York, is a leader in developing innovative cell culture and bioassay tools for drug discovery. The Biochemical Technologies Directorate is seeking outstanding applicants for the following positions:

Sr. Research Scientist (Bioanalytical chemistry). This position requires a minimum of a Ph.D. degree in chemistry (analytical/bioanalytical/biophysical/medicinal). Experience in the chemical modification of surfaces, bioconjugation techniques, biochemical assays, and/or cell-based bioassays is a must. A strong work ethic, the ability to work as part of a team, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a desire to learn new skills are also required. Qualified individuals can send their resume to: Dr. Anthony Frutos, SP-FR-01, Corning Inc., Corning, NY 14870.

Sr. Research Scientist (Cell Biology/Biomaterials). This position requires a minimum of a Ph.D. in Cell Biology or Biomaterials with extensive knowledge of tissue culture and cell-based assays. Experience studying cell-surface interactions, understanding the effect of cell growth surfaces on cell physiology, and developing novel cell growth surfaces for cell-based assays is highly desired. A strong work ethic, the ability to work within a multi-diciplinary team, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to multitask and to track complex concurrent projects is mandatory. Corning Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Qualified individuals can send their resume to: Dr. Brian L. Webb, SP-FR-01 R1N12M, Biochemical Technologies, Corning Inc., Corning, NY 14870.

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University of Missouri Proteomics Center, Associate Director. The University of Missouri is seeking an Associate Director to manage a state-of-the-art Proteomics Center. The Associate Director will participate in running a facility that utilizes MS based methodologies to provide detailed structural characterization of proteins and peptides including 1D/2D gel electrophoretic separation and peptide identification by MALDI-TOF MS and LC MS/MS. The Associate Director will be responsible for day-to-day operation of the facility. Responsibility will include oversight of a Mass Spectrometry Specialist and Protein Separation Specialist. The Associate Director will direct user training and consult with users and Center staff on data interpretation. The Associate Director should hold a PhD in analytical biochemistry or the equivalent, and have a minimum of two years experience with mass spectrometry of proteins and peptides or experience in high-resolution protein separation using 1D/2D gel electrophoresis. Experience with microcapillary LC-MS/MS is desired. The candidate must have postdoctoral experience in the relevant area of science. Send curriculum vitae and contact information of three references to: IankeL@missouri.edu or Leesa Ianke, Molecular Biology Program, University of Missouri-Columbia, 311 Tucker Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211-7400. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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None For This Newsletter

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Separation Science Post-Doctoral Position in Analytical Development at Eli Lilly & Co Located at Tippecanoe Laboratories. Focus of Project: Development and Application of Improved Technologies for Determination of Impurities in Drug Development; Investigation of Impurity Profile Artifacts due to Trace Metal Contamination or Sample Preparation Anomalies. Duration: 1-2 Years. Supervisors: Dr Paul K Owens & Dr Bernard A Olsen. Analytical development at Tippecanoe Laboratories is responsible for the development validation, registration and transfer of robust analytical methods to support active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), intermediates and starting materials for new product launches at Eli Lilly & Co. Given the continuous improvements in analytical technology in general, we recognize the need for a sustained approach to the application of these newer analytical technologies in the pharmaceutical industry. We are currently looking for a candidate with a background in separation science to fill a two year industrial post-doctoral position. The focus of the project will be twofold as outlined above namely (a) the development and application of improved technologies for determination of impurities in analytical drug development and (b) to investigate impurity profile artifacts due to trace metal contamination or sample preparation anomalies in pharmaceutical systems. The candidate will have a PhD in analytical chemistry with a strong background in organic or inorganic chemistry. Experience with chromatographic systems is preferable but not required together with strong interpersonal and communication skills and an independent approach to experimentation and problem solving. Eli Lilly offers a broad range of programs and a benefits package that includes competitive cash compensation, 401(k) Savings Plan, medical and dental coverage, vacation & holiday package, child care resource and referral service, and life insurance. Further information on these and additional benefits can be found at: http://www.lilly.com/careers/benefits/. Candidates should apply in writing (or email) by sending a Resume together with a letter outlining their research interests to: Dr Paul K Owens, Analytical Development (TL12), Tippecanoe Laboratories, Eli Lilly & Co, Lafayette, IN 47906, USA, Tel: + 1-765-477-4675, e-mail: owenspk@lilly.com.

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NMR Postdoctoral Fellowship Marine Metabonomics at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Ocean Service Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research in Charleston, South Carolina. Join an expanding effort to apply state-of-the-art NMR research to important marine environmental health issues. Multidisciplinary research targeted at environmental forecasting, toxicology, environmental analytical chemistry, genomics and proteomics is the hallmark of the new Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) situated in historic Charleston, South Carolina. HML is a new multi-institutional research facility with partners from NOAA, National Institute of Science and technology (NIST), the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), University of Charleston, and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). This research position will be used to develop NMR-based metabonomics principles in the marine tidal-creek environment, drawing on a large body of expertise in marine biology and ecotoxicology at the HML. This research will be conducted in existing research facilities including a 500MHz NMR and LC/MS/MS while a new 800MHz and 700MHz NMR facility is being constructed. All enquires welcome! For more information, contact: Dan Bearden, (843) 762-8865 or dan.bearden@noaa.gov.

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