Chemistry Newsletter - 07/16/2001

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXV No. 25 July 16th, 2001

Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

*****No Meetings Until September*****

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SEMINARS

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Friday, July 20, 2001 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 2:00 p.m., Room: TBA, Chemistry Building. Professor Alexej Jerschow, New York University. "Towards Higher Resolution in NMR of Quadrupolar Nuclei"

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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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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Casey CP; Kraft S; Powell DR.

[1,3]-metal shifts in rhenium alkynyl carbene complexes.

ORGANOMETALLICS 2001, Vol 20, Iss 13, pp 2651-2653.

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Mlynek PD; Kawano M; Kozee MA; Dahl LF.

First-known high-nuclearity copper-nickel carbonyl cluster: [CuxNi35-x(CO)(40)](5-) (with x= 3 or 5) containing an unprecedented 35-atom three-layer hcp triangular stacking metal-core geometry.

JOURNAL OF CLUSTER SCIENCE 2001, Vol 12, Iss 1, pp 313-338.

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McGuire MM; Jallad KN; Ben-Amotz D; Hamers RJ.

Chemical mapping of elemental sulfur on pyrite and arsenopyrite surfaces using near-infrared Raman imaging microscopy.

APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE 2001, Vol 178, Iss 1-4, pp 105-115.

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Min BC; Qiu XH; Ediger MD; Pitsikalis M; Hadjichristidis N.

Component dynamics in polyisoprene/polyvinylethylene blends well above T-g.

MACROMOLECULES 2001, Vol 34, Iss 13, pp 4466-4475.

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Nelsen SF; Trieber DA; Ismagilov RF; Teki Y.

Solvent effects on charge transfer bands of nitrogen-centered intervalence compounds.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 123, Iss 24, pp 5684-5694.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Lecturer of Chemistry. University of Wisconsin - Rock County, Janesville. Full- or part-time instructor(s) needed to teach organic chemistry, introductory chemistry, and survey of biochemistry for 2001-2002 academic year. Masters in Chemistry or Chemistry Ed. required; terminal degree and undergraduate teaching experience preferred. Send letter of application, current vita, graduate transcripts, and the names of three references who are familiar with your teaching to: Dr. Linda Reinhardt, Associate Dean, UW-Rock County, 2909 Kellogg Avenue, Janesville, Wisconsin 53546-5699. Deadline is August 3, 2001 or until position is filled. Applications must be accompanied by a statement of whether the applicant wishes to have the application held in confidence or made available to the public upon request. See http://rock.uwc.edu for further information.

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Kelly Scientific Resources (KSR®) is seeking qualified scientific employees. KSR is the largest company in the world dedicated to scientific staffing, currently employing 5,000 scientists through 76 locations in nine countries. KSR provides scientific staffing services on a temporary, project and full-time basis to a broad spectrum of industries, including biotechnology, chemical, consumer products, cosmetics, environmental, food sciences, medical/clinical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical. In addition, KSR operates the Science Learning Center, a distance learning campus offering science and management-related online courses. Visit our website at www.kellyscientific.com to learn more about our company. We are currently seeking qualified candidates with a variety of training and experience to fill laboratory positions throughout Wisconsin. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. You can reach me at 414-259-9373. Micki Peiffer, Scientific Recruiter, Kelly Scientific Resources, 1033 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite 304 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226 Phone: 414-259-9373 Fax: 414-259-9384.

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Advertisement: (#3850). Instrumentation Manager. The Chemistry Department at Wichita State University seeks an instrumentation manager with an emphasis in high field NMR spectroscopy. The main responsibilities include operating and maintaining state-of-the-art Varian 300 and 400 MHz "Super Con" NMR instruments consisting of 5-mm switchable and broadband probes, and SUN workstations. The individual will also be responsible for overseeing the departmental teaching instrumentation. The Chemistry Department has recently acquired instrumentation valued at over 2 million dollars for use in training undergraduate and graduate students. Qualifications: M.S. chemistry degree with NMR experience required; a Ph.D. degree in chemistry is preferred; proficient in acquisition and processing of ID and 2D NMR data; familiarity with UNIX operating systems and computer networking; effective writing and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations; and a commitment to diversity. Application package requires: A letter of application that indicates your interest in this position and addresses all of the qualifications for the position; (Applications which fail to address all qualifications will not be considered.) A current resume; evidence of the required degree; a list of three professional references whom we may contact with name and title; address; phone and email addresses. Send the application package to: Dr. D. Paul Rillema, Department of Chemistry, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0051; voice 316-978-3732; e-mail: paul.rillema@wichita.edu. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by August 15, 2001.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry at St. Mary's College of Maryland invites applications for a one-year appointment as a visiting assistant professor in analytical chemistry beginning in the fall of 2001. Applicants must have a Ph. D. in analytical chemistry and be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching responsibilities include quantitative analysis, instrumental analysis, general chemistry I and II, and related laboratories. St. Mary's College of Maryland, a state-supported Carnegie Baccalaureate Liberal Arts institution, located 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. in St. Mary's City, is Maryland's designated public honors college for the liberal arts. With highly selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we have been labeled a "public ivy." The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (w/e-mail address), undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a summary of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Paul P. Blanchette, Chairman, Analytical Chemistry Search Committee, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, MD 20686. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Visit our website: http://www.smcm.edu.

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The Department of Chemical Engineering of the National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan currently has opening of open rank and research field starting February 1, 2002, and would like to invite candidates of excellent qualification from your institute for application. Applicants with research expertise in optoelectronics are particularly welcomed. The candidates should have an outstanding academic record and be capable of lecturing at least one mandatory undergraduate course. A PhD degree is required but not necessarily in Chemical Engineering. Candidates of nationality other than the Republic of China (Taiwan) are also welcomed but a serviceable level of Chinese ability is recommended. Interested applicants should prepare copies of CV, degree certificate, transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate studies, publication list, and teaching and research plans, together with a list of three references, and have them sent to: Prof. Ta-Jen Huang, Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan 30043, Republic of China, Tel:+886-3-571-9036, Fax:+886-3-571-5408, e-mail: tjhuang@che.nthu.edu.tw, web: http://www.che.nthu.edu.tw/, before August 31, 2001.

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The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) is seeking outstanding candidates for a newly endowed Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry. Appointment of our first Chair led to the development of the Sealy Center for Structural Biology which now consists of 13 primary and 19 adjunct faculty The goal of this recruitment is to appoint a highly motivated and dynamic individual to the Chair to provide the scientific leadership in the development of a Center in Chemical Biology, The successful applicant should be an outstanding chemist with research interests at the chemistry/biology interface, with a strong record of publication and independent grant support. Individuals employing computational, structure-based, and combinatorial approaches to elucidate novel chemical mechanisms in biology are especially encouraged to apply. The new Chair is expected to play a lead role in recruitment of additional chemical biology faculty An attractive recruitment package of salary, start-up and newly renovated space will be offered. The primary appointment is with the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Rich, opportunities exist for interactions and affiliation with a number of departments, centers or programs of excellence, in particular, the Sealy Center for Structural Biology, the Sealy Center for Cancer Cell Biology, the Sealy Center for Environmental Health and Medicine, the WHO Center for Tropical Diseases, and the Membrane Protein Program supported by The Howard Hughes Medical Institute. These and other centers provide a wide variety of core services including- computational biology, mass spectrometry, membrane protein crystallization, NMR, protein expression and purification, recombinant DNA, Xray crystallography and biophysical solution chemistry. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a summary of research accomplishments and future goals (3-5 pages), and names, addresses and telephone numbers of 5 references to: James C. Lee, Ph.D. Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry Department of Human Biological Chemistry & Genetics University of Texas Medical Branch 5.138 Medical Research Building Galveston, TX 7755-1055.

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Stanford University Department of Chemistry. Tenure-track faculty appointment in the general area of Inorganic Chemistry or Organic Chemistry. Completed applications must be received by October 15, 2001. Appointment will commence on or after September 1, 2002. Applicants must be strongly motivated toward creative research and committed to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. All applications must include the following materials: Current curriculum vitae & list of publications, Brief statement of research interests (three pages or less), Arrange to have three letters of reference sent on your behalf to the chair of the appropriate search committee (see below). Send applications in the general area of Inorganic Chemistry to: Chair, 2001-02 Inorganic Chemistry Search Committee Department of Chemistry Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305-5080. Send applications in the general area of Organic Chemistry to: Chair, 2.001-02 Organic Chemistry Search Committee Department of Chemistry Stanford University Stanford, CA94305-5080.

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and University of Florida Shands Cancer Center. The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in conjunction with the University of Florida Shands Cancer Center (UFSCC) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position for individuals having a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree. The successful candidate at the assistant professor level will be expected to develop an independent but interactive research program; at the associate professor level, candidates should have an established program. The individual will contribute to a new interdisciplinary program in therapeutic targeting and drug development. A major long range goal of this program is the identification of molecular targets for the development of novel anticancer drugs. Preference will be given to candidates with research programs that interface bioorganic chemistry with cancer biology. Individuals with plans to use genetic and proteomic approaches to identify and validate novel pharmacologic targets in cancer are also encouraged to apply. A commitment to the education of professional and graduate students will also be expected. The position offers a competitive salary, excellent research facilities, and a generous start-up package. Additional information about the Department and UFSCC are available at: http://www.med.ufl.edu/pharm and http://www.ufscc.ufl.edu. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Box 100267, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610-0267. Application deadline is August 31, 2001 with start date on or after December. 14, 2001.

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The University of Cincinnati would like to draw your attention to a new tenure track faculty position in the Chemistry Department at the Assistant Professor level beginning September 2002. Of particular interest is expertise in bionanotechnology or nano-structured materials for sensing, although superior candidates in other areas should also apply. The successful candidate would be expected to develop an independent research program as well as interact with faculty involved with chemical sensors research. Please contact: Carl J. Seliskar, Professor of Chemistry, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, PO Box 210172, Cincinnati OH 45221-0172, Phone (513) 556-9200, Fax (513) 556-9239.

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Marquette University. Faculty Opportunity. The department of chemistry has the following position available: Post-doctoral research associate (full-time, temporary) responsibilities: Develop a research project involving the expression of various glutamate subunits in cell lines and their characterization. Qualifications: Requires a doctorate in chemistry or biochemistry with extensive experience in biochemical techniques such as western blotting, electrophoresis and protein expression from plasmid clones. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position available: September 1, 2001. Interested individuals should send a resume and the names of three references to: Dr. Vasanthi Jayaraman Department of Chemistry MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY P.O. Box 1881 Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Associate Professor Louis Messerle of the University of Iowa has three postdoctoral positions available in his group for research in early transition metal (tantalum, tungsten) and lanthanide cluster chemistries, as well as organic synthesis of ligands. Please bring this to the attention of your graduate students and postdocs who are interested. Please contact: Associate Professor Louis Messerle, Ph.D., The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, phone: 319-335-1372, FAX: 319-335-1270, email: lou-messerle@uiowa.edu.

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Professor Gregory H. Robinson of the University of Georgia is seeking to fill an immediate opening in his laboratory at the postdoctoral research fellow level. The particulars are: Synthetic-Structural Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry. A postdoctoral research position is available in my laboratory for someone interested in investigating synthetic-structural main group/organometallic chemistry. Particular emphasis will be placed on the stabilization of the E-E bond (E = main group metal). Expertise in single-crystal x-ray diffraction techniques and synthetic organometallic chemistry is strongly desired. The position will be initially for one year, but renewal is anticipated upon mutual agreement. Please contact: Gregory H. Robinson Voice: 706-542-1853/2626, Distinguished Research Fax: 706-542-1972/9454, Professor of Chemistry email: robinson@chem.uga.edu, Department of Chemistry url: http://www.chem.uga.edu:80/~robgrp/, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2556.

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Professor Steven P. Nolan of the University of New Orleans is seeking to fill 2 postdoctoral positions in my laboratory. The general areas of research are organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis. I would appreciate you bringing these opportunities to the attention of interested candidates. I can be contacted by email at snolan@uno.edu. Please contact: Steven P. Nolan, Phone: (504) 280-6445, University Research Professor FAX: (504) 280-6860, Department of Chemistry E-mail: snolan@uno.edu, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148.

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University of Southampton, Department of Chemistry is seeking to recruit one Postdoctorate Research Associate to work with Dr A. A. Danopoulos and Dr G. Reid in the area of non metallocene transition metal polymerisation catalysts based on amido macrocyclic ligands. The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate (Ph. D. or equivalent) in Chemistry or have submitted a thesis prior to the appointment. Strong background in synthetic organometallic/inorganic chemistry is required. Additional experience in handling air/moisture sensitive compounds, use of spectroscopic techniques for structural elucidation is also essential.The post is sponsored by the EPSRC. It is initially available for one year and renewable for up to three years. The start date can be mutually agreed between 15/9/2001 and 15/3/2001. Salary ��16775 - ��18731pa. Applications in the form of a letter and curriculum vitae with the names and addresses of two academic referees, who may be contacted prior to interview, must be sent to the Personnel Office, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK. Please direct enquiries to: Dr Andreas A. Danopoulos or Dr Gill Reid, Department of Chemistry, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, Tel +44 (0)2380594116, e-mail: ad1@soton.ac.uk or gr@soton.ac.uk.

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The Chemistry Department of Auburn University is seeking candidates for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow available starting October 1, 2001. This position is for one year, with the possibility of renewal. Responsibilities include conducting research on optical sensor development, fluorescence spectroscopy/microscopy, and polymer synthesis and characterization. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Send resume and letters of recommendation to: Dr. Eric Bakker, Dept of Chemistry, 179 Chemistry Building, Auburn University, AL 36849. Review of applications will begin on July 18, 2001.

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Postdoctoral Position, Arizona State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. A postdoctoral position in photoelectrochemistry is available in the laboratories of Thomas A. Moore, Ana L. Moore and Devens Gust. The candidate should have significant electrochemical expertise, and some experience in photochemistry or enzymology is desirable. Interested parties should contact: Prof. Devens Gust, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1604, Phone: (480) 965-4430, Fax: (480) 965-8607, e-mail: gust@asu.edu.

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A postdoctoral position is available in the Genentech Department of Protein Engineeering to study protein and peptide structure function relationships using a combination of design, diversity methods (phage display), and biophysical techniques. Projects will evaluate determinants of protein stability, peptide folding or protein-peptide interactions and may also include investigation of small moleculeprotein interactions. For recent work, see J. Am. Chem. Soc. 123, 625 (2001); J. Am. Chem. Soc. 122, 12600 (2000); Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 98, 5578 (2001). Requirements: Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry, with significant research experience in protein structure- function studies, enzymology, bio-organic chemistry, molecular evolution, or biophysics. Strong skills in either molecular biology or organic synthesis are highly desirable. Interested applicants should send a cv (including publication record and list of references) to: Andrea Cochran, Department of Protein Engineering, Genentech, MS27, I DNA Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080, or email to andrea@gene.com.

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