Chemistry Newsletter - 05/27/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

 


XXVII - No. 20 May 27th, 2003

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Celebration of Life for Professor John D. Ferry

 

A "Celebration of Life" will be held for Professor John D. Ferry at Olbrich Park on Saturday, June 14, between 11 AM and 3 PM. Remembrances will be from one to two o'clock. For more information, contact John or Bev Schrag, 238-6843.

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Cathy Middlecamp Receives The Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award

 

The Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Awards are the highest level state-wide recognition of teaching excellence in the University of Wisconsin System. Separate awards are made to the faculty and staff. I am very pleased to announce that our own Cathy Middlecamp has been selected this year for this very prestigious award. It is wonderful news. Congratulations Cathy!

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Departmental Divisional Chairs for 2003-04

The election of the Departmental Divisional Chairs for 2003-04 resulted in the following selections:

Analytical- Rob Corn - General- John Moore - Inorganic- Clark Landis - Materials- Bob Hamers - Organic- Sam Gellman - Physical- Ned Sibert

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

 

Department Meetings --- Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9340 Chemistry

 

TBA

 

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

 

TBA

 

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SEMINARS

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hidehiro Sakuari, Osaka University.

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Wednesday, July 16th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Jörg Glatthaar, University of Giessen.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Hansen MJ; Wendt MA; Weinhold F.

Tests of quantum cluster equilibrium (QCE)-based computational methods for describing formic acid clustering.

MOLECULAR PHYSICS 2003, Vol 101, Iss 8, pp 1147-1153.

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Schuster MC; Mann DA; Buchholz TJ; Johnson KM; Thomas WD; Kiessling LL.

Parallel synthesis of glycomimetic libraries: Targeting a C-type lectin.

ORGANIC LETTERS 2003, Vol 5, Iss 9, pp 1407-1410.

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Wei J; Goldberg MB; Burland V; Venkatesan MM; Deng W; Fournier G; Mayhew GF; Plunkett G; Rose DJ; Darling A; Mau B; Perna NT; Payne SM; Runyen-Janecky LJ; Zhou S; Schwartz DC; Blattner FR.

Complete genome sequence and comparative genomics of Shigella flexneri serotype 2a strain 2457T.

INFECTION AND IMMUNITY 2003, Vol 71, Iss 5, pp 2775-2786.

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Clark RW; Guzei IA; Jin WCC; Landis CR.

A 1,2,4-diazaphospholane complex of rhodium.

ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION C-CRYSTAL STRUCTURE COMMUNICATIONS 2003, Vol 59, pp M144-M145.

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Copyright © 2003 Thomson ISI

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1st Annual Worldwide Universities Network Meeting

 

Worldwide Universities Network, Excellence in Green Chemistry. October 10th, 2003, Crowne Plaza, Union Square, San Francisco, CA. U.S.A. One day research symposium illustrating excellence in academic research in Green Chemistry at WUN partner institutions. Organized by the WUN Green Chemistry Working Party. Deadline for Registration and Posters is July 31, 2003. Send to: Dr. Kelly Morley, Green Chemistry Networks Assistant, Department of Chemistry, University of York, Heslington, York Y010 5DD, United Kingdom, Phone: +44 (0) 1904 434546, Fax: +44(0) 1904 434550, e-mail: km20@york.ac.uk.

 

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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NMR Spectroscopist Position - Abbott Laboratories. The Structural Chemistry department at Abbott Laboratories has an opening for a NMR spectroscopist to support the pharmaceutical discovery and development areas within the Global Pharmaceutical Products Division. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in chemistry with a strong background in structural characterization of organic compounds through the use of modern NMR techniques. A primary responsibility will be the structural elucidation of new drug candidates, impurities, solids formulations and metabolites within a regulated environment. Additional expertise in solid-state NMR as it applies to polymorphism and pharmaceutical formulations, and experience with LC-NMR and flow-NMR techniques, would be a plus. The position also requires a good working knowledge of organic chemistry, x-ray crystallography and solid-state chemistry as applied to the pharmaceutical development field. Experience in the field of Metabonomics would be of considerable interest to the structural chemistry group. The NMR laboratory functions as a customer-oriented service organization where communication skills and the ability to work on a variety of different projects simultaneously are important job requirements. Abbott's principle businesses include pharmaceuticals and medical products, including hospital-based medicines and devices, diagnostic tests and instruments, and nutritionals for children and adults. For Further Details Please Contact: Steve Hollis, e-mail: steven.hollis@abbott.com, phone: 847-938-9448.

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The Discovery Chemistry Research & Technology department at Eli Lilly & Company has an opening for a Senior Scientist and a Post-doctoral scientist in the NMR group to support the pharmaceutical discovery and development areas. Senior Scientist (NMR): The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in chemistry with a strong background in applications of modern NMR techniques. The primary responsibility will be the application and development of NMR methods to structural elucidation and discovery process of new drug candidates. Experience with Varian NMR spectrometers and VNMR software is highly desirable. Expertise in the area of non-conventional NMR data processing techniques would be a plus. The position also requires a good working knowledge of organic chemistry as applied to pharmaceutical drug discovery. The NMR laboratory functions as a customer-oriented service organization where communication skills and the ability to work on a variety of different projects simultaneously are important job requirements. Post Doctoral Scientist (NMR): The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in NMR or chemistry. The primary focus will be in developing high throughput and automated 1D and 2D analysis techniques by combining recent advances in data processing methods, pulse sequence developments and high-sensitivity hardware developments. Expertise in the area of data processing software is a definite plus. Experience with Varian NMR spectrometers and VNMR software is highly desirable. The NMR laboratory is equipped with five Varian NMR spectrometers [ranging from 400-600 MHz] and a Chili probe is due to be installed shortly. Please contact and/or send your resume to: Krish Krishnamurthy, Ph.D., Sr. Research Scientist, e-mail: krishk@lilly.com.

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Organic Chemistry Intern. Attention College Chemistry students!!! Are you seeking an opportunity to employ your academic training in Organic Chemistry in a professional environment? Kelly Scientific Resources is working with a cutting-edge firm in Madison to identify a motivated, intelligent Chemistry student to work as an intern this summer and during the school year. Job Duties: Assist with organic procedures such as extractions, isolations, crystallization, column chromatography, flash chromatography, and other bench chemistry techniques; General Lab maintenance such as glassware cleaning/handling, solvent handling/disposal, and other duties; Maintain proper safety standards to ensure hazardous and toxic materials are handled properly. Qualifications: Junior or Senior standing Chemistry student, having completed at least one year (2 semesters) of Organic Chemistry; Knowledge of lab and organic procedures such as column chromatography, organic extraction and isolation, crystallization, flash chromatography, and solvent-handling; Self-motivated, confident, and able to work independently or in a team atmosphere; Able to work in Madison, WI during the Summer and Fall of 2003 on a part-time basis. Start gaining valuable practical experience to send your career soaring! Interested applicants may contact: Brian Murphy at 414-259-9373. Please also apply online at http://www.kellyscientific.com , or email a resume to ksr6465@kellyservices.com.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The University of Texas at San Antonio. Visiting Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry. Applications are invited for a two-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry pending budget approval. Responsibilities include coordination and development of the undergraduate organic laboratory curriculum and teaching in the undergraduate organic lecture and lab sequences. A possible additional responsibility (if needed) is teaching General Chemistry. Courses are offered either at the UTSA Downtown Campus or the Main Campus and occasionally at night. Required qualifications: A PhD. in Chemistry is required. Preferred qualifications: Previous teaching experience in organic chemistry lecture and laboratory courses is preferable. The position has a starting date of September 1, 2003. Screening of applications will start June 1, 2003, and will continue until the position is filled or until August 15, 2003. Applicants who are not U. S. citizens must state their current Visa or residency status. Applicants must submit an original signed letter of application, current vitae (including names of three references), teaching philosophy (1-2 pages), a videotape of a sample organic chemistry lecture (optional), and three letters of recommendation (sent directly by references) to: Visiting Assistant Professor Search Committee Chair, c/o Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 6900 N. Loop 1604 West. San Antonio, Texas 78249-0698. This position is security-sensitive as defined by the Texas Education Code § 51.215. Additional departmental information is available at: http://www.utsa.edu/chem.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Los Alamos National Laboratory. Professor James Boncella is looking to fill an opening for a post-doc in his research group at Los Alamos starting late Summer or early Fall. This project will involve investigating the use of Mo and W imido-diamide complexes as catalysts for olefin dimerization, oligomerization and hydrogenation. I would greatly appreciate it if you would make this information available to any of your graduate students who are currently pursuing a postdoctoral position in the area of transition-metal organometallic chemistry and catalysis. Applicants should be familiar with the synthesis and handling of air sensitive materials and the spectroscopic characterization of organometallic compounds. The position is for one year, with a possible extension to a second year with mutual consent. Applicants should contact me as soon as possible, preferably by email. They should submit a CV and the names of at least two references to: James M. Boncella, Professor of Chemistry, Dept of Chemistry, U of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7200, Ph: (352)-392- 9512, FAX: (352)-392-3255.

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