Chemistry Newsletter - 08/02/2004

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVIII - No. 25 August 2nd, 2004

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Snout Out 2004

The annual Chemistry Department picnic, the "Snout-Out", is scheduled for Hoyt Park on Saturday, August 28. Please mark your calendar, and we will provide more details as the time approaches. Chris Elles - Graduate Student-Faculty Liaison Committee (GSFLC)

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

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

Tuesday, August 3 - 1:20 p.m.

Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:20 PM - Room 9341

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SEMINARS

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Thursday, September 2nd, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Scott Shippy, University of Illinois-Chicago. “Analytical Tools for Following Chemical Signaling in the Central Nervous System”

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Tuesday, September 7th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Continetti, University of California, San Diego.

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Thursday, September 9th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Susan Copperfield, UW-Madison.

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Tuesday, September 14th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nancy S. Goroff, SUNY-Stony Brook.

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Tuesday, September 14 th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Anders Nilsson, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory. “Probing Hydrogen Bonding in Water and Ice using X-rays”

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Thursday, September 16th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jim Weisshaar, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, September 16th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mansuk Kim, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, September 21th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. George Schatz, Northwestern University. “Oxygen Atom Reactions: From Gas Phase Reaction Dynamics to Materials Chemistry”

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Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shannon Stahl, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, September 23rd, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Wright, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, September 23rd, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Benedict, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Victor Batista, Yale University. “Multidimensional Quantum Dynamics: Methods and Applications”

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Wednesday, September 29th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Santiago, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, September 30th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Song Jin, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, September 30th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Igor Alabugin, Florida State University.

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Monday, October 4th, 2004 - Organic Hirschmann Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hideo Tomioka, Mie University.

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Tuesday, October 5th, 2004 - Organic Hirschmann Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hideo Tomioka, Mie University.

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Tuesday, October 5th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Benoit Roux, Cornell Medical School.

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Thursday, October 7th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lingjun Li, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, October 7th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sharon Beetner, Casey Group.

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Tuesday, October 12th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Gil Nathanson, UW-Madison. “Interfacial Reactions in Pure and Salty Glycerol”

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Wednesday, October 13th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dean Roddick, University of Wyoming.

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Thursday, October 14th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nita Sahai, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, October 14th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Marvin, Burke Group.

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Monday, October 18th, 2004 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Casey Hynes, University of Colorado and Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris.

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Tuesday, October 19th, 2004 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Casey Hynes, University of Colorado and Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris.

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Wednesday, October 20th, 2004 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Casey Hynes, University of Colorado and Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris.

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Wednesday, October 20th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Jones, University of Rochester.

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Thursday, October 21st, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Bob Hamers, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, October 21st, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sankaran Thayumanavan, University of Massachusetts.

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Monday, October 4th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Armin DeMeijere, University of Göttingen, Germany. “From Purely Small Rings to Biologically Active Compounds”

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Steve Bradforth, University of Southern California.

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Wednesday, October 27th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard Jordan, The University of Chicago.

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Monday, November 1st, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Janice Hall, Graduate Student, Landis Group.

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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Charles Brooks, Scripps Research Institute. “Examining Theories and Models of Protein Folding with Molecular Simulation”

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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Popp, Graduate Student, Stahl Group.

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Thursday, November 4th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Schwartz, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, November 4th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Porco.

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Roger Loring, Cornell University. “Understanding the Infrared Vibrational Echo: From the Morse Oscillator to Myoglobin”

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Wednesday, November 10th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Hashiguchi, Graduate Student, Landis Group.

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Thursday, November 11th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lloyd Smith, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, November 11th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yi Jin Kim, Lee Group.

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Tuesday, November 16th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lukas Tamm, University of Virginia.

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Tuesday, November 16th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David R. Liu, Harvard University. “A New Approach to the Synthesis and Discovery of Functional Molecules”

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Wednesday, November 17th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Diane Nutbrown, Graduate Student, Burstyn Group.

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Thursday, November 18th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Melissa Boersma, Belshaw Group.

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Marcus Mueller, UW-Madison Physics. “How to Make Polymer Foams: Bubble Nucleation in Compressible Mixtures Containing Polymers”

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Tuesday, November 30th, 2004 - Physical McElvain Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Geraldine Richmond, University of Oregon.

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Neil L. Kelleher, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Tuesday, December 7th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ward Thompson, University of Kansas.

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Wednesday, December 8th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Katherine Rees, Graduate Student, Burstyn Group.

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Thursday, December 9th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Schwartz, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, December 9th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Karin Wohlever, Gellman/Stahl Groups.

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Scholes, University of Toronto.

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Thursday, December 16th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kimberly Smith, Reich Group.

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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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Recent Publications

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Su XP. Smith LM.

Demonstration of a universal surface DNA computer.

Nucleic Acids Research. 32(10):3115-3123, 2004 Jun.

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He YY. Lutz TR. Ediger MD. Ayyagari C. Bedrov D. Smith GD.

NMR experiments and molecular dynamics simulations of the segmental dynamics of polystyrene.

Macromolecules. 37(13):5032-5039, 2004 Jun 29.

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Tumanskii B. Pine P. Apeloig Y. Hill NJ. West R.

Radical reactions of a stable N-heterocyclic silylene: EPR study and DIFT calculation.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 126(25):7786-7787, 2004 Jun 30.

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Patra CN. Chang R. Yethiraj A.

Structure of polyelectrolyte solutions at a charged surface.

Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 108(26):9126-9132, 2004 Jul 1.

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Smith NA. Sekido N. Perepezko JH. Ellis AB. Crone WC.

Synthesis of dual phase bronze alloys from elemental nanoparticle constituents.

Scripta Materialia. 51(5):423-426, 2004 Sep.

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Schrag JL.

International Rubber Science Hall of Fame inductee - John D. Ferry (1912-2002).

Rubber Chemistry & Technology. 77(2):G2-G3, 2004 May-Jun.

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Jagannathan K. Yethiraj A.

Molecular dynamics simulations of a fluid near its critical point - art.no. 015701.

Physical Review Letters. 9301(1):5701, 2004 Jul 2.

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Ballin JD. Shkel IA. Record MT.

Interactions of the KWK6 cationic peptide with short nucleic acid oligomers: demonstration of large Coulombic end effects on binding at 0.1-0.2 M salt.

Nucleic Acids Research. 32(11):3271-3281, 2004 Jun.

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Brooks AJ. Vlasie M. Banerjee R. Brunold TC.

Spectroscopic and computational studies on the adenosylcobalamin-dependent methylmalonyl-CoA mutase: Evaluation of enzymatic contributions to Co-C bond activation in the Co3+ ground state.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 126(26):8167-8180, 2004 Jul 7.

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Stahl SS.

Palladium oxidase catalysis: Selective oxidation of organic chemicals by direct dioxygen-coupled turnover [Review].

Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 43(26):3400-3420, 2004.

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Ramanathan A. Huff EJ. Lamers CC. Potamousis KD. Forrest DK. Schwartz DC.

An integrative approach for the optical sequencing of single DNA molecules.

Analytical Biochemistry. 330(2):227-241, 2004 Jul 15.

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Copyright © 2004 Thomson ISI

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Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry

The University of Texas at Dallas would like to call your attention to recent ads in Science (June 18, 2004) and in Chemical and Engineering News (June 28, 2004) inviting nominations and applications for a prestigious $2 million Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry, the second such chair at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). We are searching for an esteemed colleague with an established research program at the broadly defined interface of chemistry and biology. The U.T. Dallas Chemistry department grants B.A. and B.S. degrees in chemistry and biochemistry as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry. The Chemistry faculty has distinguished itself on several levels, including Nobel laureate Alan MacDiarmid. The University of Texas at Dallas is located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, ten miles north of the acclaimed University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. UTD emphasizes research and interdisciplinary scholarship, and the school's freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. For additional information about UTD, please visit its web site at www.utdallas.edu. Over the past decade, UTD has experienced exciting growth including a near doubling of enrollments, to reach 8,700 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students, and the addition of almost 400,000 square feet of research and classroom space. UTD's long range plan projects an enrollment of 25,000 students by 2027. During UTD's thirty years of existence, the sciences have remained at the center of the University's development in concert with major growth in engineering and management programs. UTD's strategic plan calls for rapid, significant increases in externally funded research programs. The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics are expected to lead UTD's growth. A recent 5-year commitment of $300 million from the State of Texas, the UT System and the Dallas Metroplex will provide at least 40 new engineering and science faculty members and the construction of $100 million of new research space. In addition to Chemistry, The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at UTD houses the Departments of Molecular and Cell Biology, Physics, Geosciences, Mathematical Sciences, and Science/Mathematics Education as well as the NanoTech Institute (Ray Baughman, Director and Robert A. Welch Chair of Chemistry), the Center for Sickle Cell Disease (Steven Goodman, Director), and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Technology (Steven Goodman, Director). We would appreciate your help in identifying excellent candidates for this chaired position. Inga Holl Musselman, Associate Professor and Associate Head of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Dallas, Box 830688, MS BE26, Richardson, Texas 75083-0688, phone: 883-2706, Fax: 883-2925, e-mail: imusselm@utdallas.edu.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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NMR Technical Support Position Available University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is establishing a Center for Structural Biology with a large component of NMR spectroscopy. The Center will include several high-resolution and solid-state instruments from 600, 700, 800 to 900MHz. All machines will be equipped with cryo-probes. Two high-resolution 600MHz instruments have already been installed and the other instruments will be delivered in mid 2005. The technical person will be responsible for maintenance of the two 600 MHz instruments; it is anticipated that this individual may also play a key role in the expanded Center. Applicants must have a PhD and demonstrated bio-molecular protein NMR experience, in particular the ability to maintain and operate instruments, including cryogen refilling, acquisition and analysis of multi-dimensional NMR data, design and implementation of NMR pulse sequences. Qualified candidates should also demonstrate strong interest and capabilities in training users and collaborating on research projects. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. Please submit curriculum vitae and a statement of interests to: Dr. Yan Xu via email at: nmr4ghz@pitt.edu. Positions available until filled.

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The Vanderbilt University Center for Structural Biology (CSB) has an immediate opening for Manager of the Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy Laboratory. This is a Ph.D. level position; the rank and compensation package will be highly competitive and will be commensurate with experience. The mission of the CSB, which currently includes 15 full-time faculty members, is to facilitate trans-institutional training and research involving all aspects of structural biology at Vanderbilt University. The CSB oversees major instrumentation facilities in crystallography, NMR, and computational biology. The Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy Laboratory currently includes 800, 600 (2) and 500 (2) MHz NMR Bruker Avance spectrometers, all of which are multiple channel. Two are also equipped with cryoprobes, with an 800 MHz cryoprobe on order. Viable candidates will have substantial previous experience with experimental aspects of biomolecular NMR spectroscopy, including the design and optimization of multidimensional pulse programs, the execution of advanced experiments involving the utilization of gradients, shaped pulses, etc., data analysis, and computer systems/software management. The successful candidate must also possess an ability to work productively in a collegial, collaborative mode involving close interactions with and/or training of students and faculty possessing a wide range of NMR experience-from beginners to experts. Candidates should send a curriculum vita, including contact information for three references to: NMR Manager Search Committee, c/o Prof. Chuck Sanders, Vanderbilt University Center for Structural Biology, Rm 5142 MRB III, Nashville, Tennessee 37232-8725, Fax: 615-936-2211, Phone: 615-936-3756, E-mail: chuck.sanders@vanderbilt.edu.

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Medical College of Wisconsin. Laboratory Technologist - Research, Oncology. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator carry out experimental and animal protocols, as well as other experiments. Assist in quality control of lab assays and instruments. Maintain stock supplies and reagents, inventories and order as needed. Collect and prepare research data for analysis by the Principal Investigator. BS degree in Biology or related field. Familiarity with laboratory procedures and techniques in cellular immunology useful. Understanding of scientific laboratory principles and basic techniques as acquired in bachelor degree studies. 8:00 am , 4.30 pm Monday-Friday in the MACC Fund Research Center Hematology/Oncology research laboratories. Scheduling flexibility is required to accommodate changing business needs. Competitive wage plus comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, disability and group term life insurance; retirement programs; paid vacation, sick and holiday time; and tuition reimbursement. Free parking in campus lot. Send resume and references to: Jane Martell, Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Pediatrics, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, MFRC756, Milwaukee, WI 53226 Or Employment Applications Available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays at MCW Employment Office, 1st Floor, Medical Education Building, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Biochemist - Moravian College, a 260 year old, highly selective, liberal arts college with an ACS approved chemistry program, and 1400 undergraduates, seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in biochemistry beginning September 2005. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry and have the ability to teach a variety of chemistry courses. The position requires a commitment to teaching and research in an undergraduate environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. The primary teaching responsibility is the creation of an upper-level biochemistry course, including the laboratory, for our newly developed biochemistry major. Other courses may include an upper-level course in the area of expertise, a course for non-science majors, an interdisciplinary social impact of science course, or involvement in the general chemistry course. Moravian College is located in the historic Lehigh Valley of Eastern Pennsylvania near Philadelphia and New York City. Send a curriculum vita, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans including equipment and facility needs, and three letters of recommendation to: R. Daniel Libby, Professor and Chair, Chemistry Department, Moravian College, 1200 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018, phone (610)861-1436, FAX (610)625-3918, e-mail: rdlibby@cs.moravian.edu. Web: http://www.cs.moravian.edu/~rdlibby. We will be holding preliminary interviews at the fall ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia. Thorough consideration will be assured to applications completed by November 22, 2004.

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St. Olaf College, Department of Chemistry Tenure-Track Biochemist. Applications are invited for a tenure-track position for a biochemist at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, starting September 1, 2005. Responsibilities include teaching courses in chemistry and biochemistry and contributing significantly to our interdisciplinary program in Biomolecular Science. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to the goals of liberal arts education, including quality undergraduate teaching at all levels and building an experimental research program that involves undergraduates. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry or a closely related field or anticipate completing it before the starting date. Details at: http://www.stolaf.edu/depts/chemistry/biochemist.htm. General information about the College and its academic programs may be found at: http://www.stolaf.edu/. Detailed information about the Chemistry Department and the Biomolecular Science Program may be found at: http://www.stolaf.edu/depts/chemistry/ and http://www.stolaf.edu/depts/bmols/. Facilities, Major Equipment, and Biochemistry-Related Resources: http://www.stolaf.edu/depts/bmols/facilities.

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The University of Iowa. The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce the continuing expansion of staff and facilities that has seen the appointment of six new faculty in the last three years. The department now invites applications for a new Assistant Professor tenure-track position effective for the Fall of 2005. Applicants in any area of organic chemistry are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to those with interests in synthetic organic and bioorganic chemistry. The successful candidate will clearly demonstrate the potential to develop and lead a nationally prominent, competitively funded basic research program, and display a commitment to excellence in teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate level. Candidates must have a PhD and postdoctoral experience and demonstrated scholarship and research productivity. Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, a detailed research proposal including a list of major instrumentation/computational needs, and transcripts of academic records and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Organic Faculty Search Committee, University of Iowa, Department of Chemistry, Iowa City, IA 52242-1294. Review of applications will begin as applications arrive and will continue until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Positions. The University of Pennsylvania. Postdoctoral positions are available in the areas of chemical biology, enzymology, chemical synthesis and protein biochemistry/biophysics for Ph.D. level scientists. General areas of ongoing research include antibiotics (resistance, new enzyme targets, mechanisms of action, synthesis, biosynthesis; see PNAS 99: 7384-7389, 2002); histone odification enzymology (histone code, chemical synthesis of histones, chromatin assembly; see PNAS 100: 12033-12038, 2003), and bacterial virulence mechanisms (see Biochemistry 43: 1541-1551, 2004). Applicants with advanced training in mechanistic enzymology, organic/peptide synthesis, chromatin biology, NMR and/or protein biochemistry are encouraged to apply. Candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Prof. Dewey G. McCafferty, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 905A Stellar-Chance Labs, 422 Curie Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104-6059, or email: deweym@mail.med.upenn.edu.

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Professor Gregory S. Girolami is looking to fill an opening for a post-doc in his research group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign starting this fall. This project will involve investigating the synthesis of air-sensitive organometallic compounds, particularly hydrides and alkyls, of electropositive main group elements, with applications as high-energy materials. 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 organometallic chemistry. 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: Professor Gegory S. Girolami, Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, e-mail: girolami@scs.uiuc.edu.

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Post-Doctoral Position. European Institute of Chemistry and Biology, Bordeaux, France. Description: Project: synthesis and structural characterization of peptide mimics derived from aromatic amide foldamers; Beginning: May 2005 at the latest; Duration: one year; Net salary: 1 830 * per month (including social security). Profile of the candidate: Strong experience in organic and/or peptide synthesis. Good knowledge of structural characterization methods of biomacromolecules and/or membranes; Good command of English or French language. The following conditions are imposed by the program associated with the fellowship: PhD thesis defended in 2004 or before; Less than 35 years old; Non French citizen; No previous position held in France. Please contact the address below for further information for details. For applying, send a CV and two recommendation letters to: Dr. Ivan Huc, Institut Européen de Chimie et Biologie (IECB), UMR CNRS 5144 - Molécules, Biomolécules et Objets Supramoléculaires (MOBIOS), 2 rue Robert Escarpit, 33607 Pessac Cedex, FRANCE, tel: +33 (0)5 40 00 22 19, fax: +33 (0)5 40 00 30 09, e-mail: i.huc@iecb.u-bordeaux.fr. Web: http://www.iecb.u-bordeaux.fr/pole2/erechih.html or http://www.iecb.u-bordeaux.fr.

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