Chemistry Newsletter - 07/17/2000

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXXV No. 25 July 17th, 2000

******************** Hello to Andy Beal

Andy Beal has accepted an offer to lead the Engineering/Electronics shop here in the Chemistry Department. He will begin work on or about August 1, 2000. Welcome Andy!

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SEMINARS

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Recent Publications

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Yi SS; Reichert EL; Holthausen MC; Koch W; Weisshaar JC.

Crossed-beam study of Co+(F-3(4))+propane: Experiment and density functional theory.

CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL 2000, Vol 6, Iss 12, pp 2232-2245.

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Edwards KJ; Bond PL; Banfield JF.

Characteristics of attachment and growth of Thiobacillus caldus on sulphide minerals: a chemotactic response to sulphur minerals?

ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY 2000, Vol 2, Iss 3, pp 324-332.

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Cheng YF; Murtomaki L; Corn RM.

Electrochemical characterization of the ultrathin polypeptide film/1,2-dichloroethane liquid vertical bar liquid interface.

JOURNAL OF ELECTROANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 483, Iss 1-2, pp 88-94.

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Fisk JD; Powell DR; Gellman SH.

Control of hairpin formation via proline configuration in parallel beta-sheet model systems.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 122, Iss 23, pp 5443-5447.

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Poon CD; Samulski ET; Weise CF; Weisshaar JC.

Do bridging water molecules dictate the structure of a model dipeptide in aqueous solution?

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 122, Iss 23, pp 5642-5643.

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Nilsson BL; Kiessling LL; Raines RT.

Staudinger ligation: A peptide from a thioester and azide.

ORGANIC LETTERS 2000, Vol 2, Iss 13, pp 1939-1941.

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Kanai T; Ishibashi H; Hayashi Y; Ogawa T; Furukawa S; West R; Dohmaru T; Oka K.

A new cooling-rate dependent thermochromism of poly(dioctylsilane).

CHEMISTRY LETTERS 2000, Vol , Iss 6, pp 650-651.

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Esker AR; Zhang LH; Sauer BB; Lee W; Yu H.

Dilational viscoelastic behaviors of homopolymer monolayers: surface light scattering analysis.

COLLOIDS AND SURFACES A-PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING ASPECTS 2000, Vol 171, Iss 1-3, pp 131-148.

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For Industrial Positions, see the Chemistry Career Services Newsletter at:

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http://www.chem.wisc.edu/placement/7news.html

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Chemistry department at Ashland University has a visiting one-year position at the assistant professor level beginning August 2000. Ph.D. is preferred; students in the latter phases of a Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply. The program is approved by the ACS and has recently been awarded an NSF Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement grant to broaden an existing project oriented curriculum. The major assignment will be in the general chemistry course which emphasizes cooperative learning and investigative laboratory projects. The successful applicant will also teach a one semester course for non majors. An assignment in instrumental analysis during the Spring semester is possible depending on the successful candidate's interest. Applicants should have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Resume, letters of support and a statement of teaching philosophy may be submitted via email to: Dr. Matt Arthur, Chair, Dept. of Chemistry, Ashland University, Ashland, OH 44805, Phone: 419-289-5280, Fax: 419-289-5283, e-mail: mailto:marthur@ashland.edu.marthur@ashland.edu . Screening will begin June 29 and continue until the position is filled. Ashland University may be found at http://www.ashland.edu .

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The University of Montana. The department of Chemistry invites applications for two tenure track positions at the level of assistant professor. The first of the two positions is targeted to Physical Chemistry; the area of specialization for the second is Unrestricted. Candidates whose interests complement and enhance our departmental strengths in biological and environmental chemistry are desired. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field is required, as is postdoctoral experience. The successful candidates will be expected to develop externally funded research programs, contribute to lower division chemistry teaching, and develop upper division and graduate courses in their specialty areas. It is anticipated that the appointments will be made at the assistant professor level but applications from highly qualified individuals at a more senior level will also be considered. Applications, including a complete CV and a full description of research plans, should be sent to: Nigel D. Priestley, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812-1656. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the above address. Information about the departmnet can be found at: http://www.cas.umt.edu/chem . Review of applications will begin on October 15.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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DuPont Pharmaceuticals Research Labs, San Diego, CA. B.S./M.S. Research Scientist. Dupont Pharmaceuticals Research Labs of San Diego, CA has an immediate opening for a Research Scientist to work in collaboration with a team of analytical scientists in a multidisciplinary problem solving environment to apply NMR methods to the structure characterization and elucidation of organic molecules in support of drug discovery. The successful candidate will have a B.S. or M. S. in Analytical Chemistry with a minimum of 24 years experience in modern one and two dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and high throughput NMR analysis. The successful candidate must possess excellent NMR interpretation skills as applied to the structure characterization of small organic molecules. The candidate will develop and integrate high throughput flow probe analysis on a Varian 400 MHz NMR spectrometer for an open access environment. Contribution to the maintenance of open access instrumentation is also required. The incumbent will participate in project team efforts dealing with increased productivity, efficiency, and enhanced communication. The successful candidate must possess a demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment, and have the flexibility to succeed in a dynamic and rapidly growing work place. Excellent problem solving, oral, and written communication skills are required. At the DuPont Pharmaceuticals Company we blend diverse talents to create an environment focused on applying worldclass science to the discovery and development of novel solutions for major unmet medical needs. We devote an extraordinary amount of resources to research and development because we believe life and health can be made better. Please send your resumes to: Email: rrourick@combichem.com, Fax: 858-625-9293, US mail: Robyn A. Rourick, DuPont Pharmaceuticals Research Labs, 4570 Executive Dr, #400, San Diego, CA 92121.

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Postdoctoral opening in fundamental interfacial studies: Soft-Landing Ions Studies of Liquids, Membranes, Interfaces. Soft landing ion studies use a unique 1 eV ion source to gently land ions (Cs+, hydronium, ammonium, etc.) on/in epitaxial built liquid films to study, solvation, confined liquids, charge transport...etc. See our recent publications : Tsekouras et al., Nature 398 (1999) 405; Wu et al. , Science 286 (1999) 2482. We use molecular beams to create custom liquid-liquid interfaces a monolayer at a time, up to thousands of monolayers thick. Applications span physical chemistry, biology, atmospheric aerosols, etc. Currently mapping in detail the solvation potential at the oil-water interface. Possibly some UHV AFM studies will also be done to continue single ion solvation studies. Experiments are conducted at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. This Department of Energy facility is located in Washington state at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Web: http://www.pnl.gov . Research under direction of Dr. James Cowin at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Box 999, M/S K8-88, Richland, WA 99352, (509) 376-6330, - 6066 [FAX], e-mail: jp_cowin@pnl.gov. Applicants include resume, dateavailable and references. Stipend from $41-43K/year plus benefits, depending on experience. No citizenship restrictions.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Sphinx Pharmaceuticals is a Division of Eli Lilly and Company involved in developing breakthrough medicines using medicinal combinatorial chemistry, quantitative biology and high throughput screening. Located in Research Triangle Park, NC, our NMR facilities comprise three state of the art high field NMR spectrometers including the latest in automation and high throughput NMR. We have a postdoctoral position open in NMR spectroscopy to study the structural biology of peptides, proteins, and their interactions with small molecules using NMR spectroscopy. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry with a solid background in NMR. The successful candidate must have a proven track record in the determination of biomolecular structures using NMR techniques, specifically including the implementation of pulse sequences required for multi-dimensional NMR and the use of assignment and structure programs to derive 3D structures from NOE and other constraints. Experience with Varian spectrometers preferable, but not required. Eligible candidates should e/mail resume to : e-mail: sphinx_recruit@lilly.com, or Sphinx Pharmaceuticals, Attn: Human Resources, Job Code CEN, P.O. Box 13951, 20 T. W. Alexander Dr. Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 FAX: (919) 314-4349.

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Marquette University. Post Doctoral research associate. (Full-time, Grant Funded). Participate in a research project involving the development of multispectral imaging instruments for bioanalytical and biomedical applications. Requires a doctorate in chemistry with hands-on experience with organic synthesis and analytical instruments for trace chemical characterization. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested individuals please send a cover letter, resume including list of publications, and the names of three references to: Professor Chieu D. Tran, Department of Chemistry, Marquette University, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881, fax: 414-288-7066, e-mail: chieu.tran@marquette.edu .

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Professor William H. Hersh of Queens College - CUNY has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral position, in the general area of synthesis of chiral phosphorus compounds for use in DielsAlder catalysis, hydroformylation, and a new project in synthesis of DNA analogs (interested candidates should peruse my web site at the URL below). Experience in transition metal organometallic chemistry is desirable, but not an absolute requirement, so please feel free to pass this on to your more organic colleagues. The salary is $25,000 with benefits, and the position can last up to 15 months at present. Interested candidates should provide a CV and two letters of reference; email (no attachments) is fine, as is mail to the address below. Please contact: Prof. William H. Hersh, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Queens College CUNY, Flushing, NY 113671597, Phone: (718) 9974144, FAX: (718) 9975531, email: william_hersh@qc.edu, web: http://www.qc.edu/Chemistry/whh.html.

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University of York, England. Department of Chemistry Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Laser Photochemistry A postdoctoral research assistantship is available from October 1 2000 for 3 years. The research will involve development of time resolved infrared spectroscopy and its applications to laser photochemistry of organometallics. The research programme is led by Professor Robin Perutz and Dr Simon Duckett. Their research groups have an international impact and strong links with other groups in Europe and North America. Candidates should have extensive experience of laser spectroscopy. Salary will be in the range from �� 16755 to �� 18737. For information about the University and the research, consult the World Wide Web at http://www.york.ac.uk and http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/chem/staff/rnp respectively. Candidates are asked to submit three copies of a full curriculum vitae, together with the names of two referees to the Director of Personnel, University of York, YorkYO10 5DD, UK, from whom further information may be obtained. Closing date Aug 25 2000. For informal inquiries contact: Professor Perutz (tel +44 (0)1904-432549, e-mail: rnp1@york.ac.uk .

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University of St Andrews, Scotland. This two year Post-doctoral Fellowship is to work on the synthesis and characterisation of complexes involved in the Co/phosphine catalysed hydroformylation of alkenes. The project, which is available immediately, is industrially funded and will be carried out in the Research group of Professor David Cole-Hamilton. You should have or will soon obtain a PhD with experience in synthetic inorganic chemistry essential. Application packs are available from: Personnel Services, University of St Andrews, College Gate, North Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ. (Tel: 01334 462571, fax: 01334 462570 or e-mail: Jobline@st-andrews.ac.uk . We regret applications cannot be made by e-mail. Please quote ref: CB199/6103/00 Closing date: 27th August 2000. Research Fellow in Organometallic/ Co-ordination Chemistry �16,286-�24,479 pa web: http://www.st-and.ac.uk .

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