Chemistry Newsletter - 08/14/2000

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXXV No. 27 August 14th, 2000

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Congratulations to Laura Kiessling

Congratulations to Laura Kiessling on winning the Horace S. Isbell Award from the Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry of the American Chemical Society. She will be honored at an Awards Symposium and Awards Banquet at the American Chemical Society Meeting in Washington DC this August. Congratulations Laura!!

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Chemistry Building Dedication Ceremony

Faculty, Staff, and Students - Department of Chemistry - University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mark your calendars for the Chemistry Building Dedication Ceremony, Friday, September 15, 2000.

Site Ceremony: 3:00 - 3:30 pm - Front Terrace of New Chemistry Building - Corner of Johnson and Charter Streets.
Reception and Tours: 3:30 - 5:30 pm - Chemistry Building Atrium.

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New Loan Policies For Library Materials

Effective Monday, Aug. 7, new loan policies for library materials are in effect. For faculty/staff and grad students this means:

1. Most books are due either Dec. 30 or May 30. Books checked out within the month prior to a due date will get the later due date.

2. One overdue recalled book will result in a block of your borrowing privileges at all libraries.

3. Replacement charges will be incurred 42 days after the due date for all materials. The replacement charge is based on the cost of the book, typically $100-$150. The charge will be removed from your record upon return of the book.

4. Replacement charges totalling $200 will block your borrowing privileges at all libraries.

5. Six renewals are allowed for regular books. Recalled books, reserve materials and ILL materials cannot be renewed.

6. Policies remain the same for journals, reference materials, and reserve materials.

REMINDERS: Library materials can be renewed or recalled using MADCAT. If you are unable to do so, contact library staff for assistance. Books borrowed from most UW-Madison libraries can be returned to any campus library participating in OPEN RETURN. Exceptions are short term loan materials, journals and fragile materials. When checking out a book when the library is closed remove the card from the pocket inside the back of the book, write your 11-digit ID number and name on the card and leave the card at the Circulation Desk. If the book does not have a card it cannot leave the library. Contact library staff if you have any questions. For Undergraduates the change in policy means:

1. Most books are due in 28 days.

2. One overdue recalled book will result in a block of borrowing privileges at all libraries.

3. Replacement charges will be incurred 42 days after the due date for all materials.

4. Replacement charges totalling $200 will block borrowing privileges at all libraries.

5. Two renewals are allowed for regular books. Recalled books, reserve materials and ILL materials cannot be renewed.

6. Policies remain the same for journals, reference materials, and reserve materials.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings --- Tuesdays

1:30 PM - Room 8335 Chemistry

Sept. 12 Oct. 3 Nov. 7
Dec. 5 Jan. 16 Feb. 13
Mar. 6 Apr. 10 May 8

Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays

1:20 PM - Chairs Office

Aug. 29 Sept. 5 Sept. 26
Oct. 10 Oct. 31 Nov. 14
Nov. 28 Dec. 12 Jan. 9
Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 27
Mar. 20 Mar. 27 Apr. 3
Apr. 24 May 1 May 15

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SEMINARS

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None Available for this Newsletter

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Recent Publications

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Griffin TJ; Smith LM.

Genetic identification by mass spectrometric analysis of single-nucleotide polymorphisms: Ternary encoding of genotypes.

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 72, Iss 14, pp 3298-3302.

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Park Y; Storkson JM; Ntambi JM; Cook ME; Sih CJ; Pariza MW.

Inhibition of hepatic stearoyl-CoA desaturase activity by trans-10,cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid and its derivatives.

BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY OF LIPIDS 2000, Vol 1486, Iss 2-3, pp 285-292.

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Ellis AB; Walt DR.

Chemical sensors - Guest Editorial.

CHEMICAL REVIEWS 2000, Vol 100, Iss 7, pp 2477-2478.

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Seker F; Meeker K; Kuech TF; Ellis AB.

Surface chemistry of prototypical bulk II-VI and III-V semiconductors and implications for chemical sensing.

CHEMICAL REVIEWS 2000, Vol 100, Iss 7, pp 2505-2536.

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Leland PA; Staniszewski KE; Kim BM; Raines RT.

A synapomorphic disulfide bond is critical for the conformational stability and cytotoxicity of an amphibian ribonuclease.

FEBS LETTERS 2000, Vol 477, Iss 3, pp 203-207.

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Coulter SK; Hovis JS; Ellison MD; Hamers RJ.

Reactions of substituted aromatic hydrocarbons with the Si(001) surface.

JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY A-VACUUM SURFACES AND FILMS 2000, Vol 18, Iss 4, pp 1965-1970.

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Nelson BP; Candal R; Corn RM; Anderson MA.

Control of surface and zeta potentials on nanoporous TiO2 films by potential-determining and specifically adsorbed ions.

LANGMUIR 2000, Vol 16, Iss 15, pp 6094-6101.

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Gardner RR; McKay SL; Gellman SH.

Solvent-dependent stabilization of the E configuration of propargylic secondary amides.

ORGANIC LETTERS 2000, Vol 2, Iss 15, pp 2335-2338.

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Zimmerman HE; Cirkva V.

The tri-pi-methane rearrangement: Mechanistic and exploratory organic photochemistry.

ORGANIC LETTERS 2000, Vol 2, Iss 15, pp 2365-2367.

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Banfield JF; Welch SA; Zhang HZ; Ebert TT; Penn RL.

Aggregation-based crystal growth and microstructure development in natural iron oxyhydroxide biomineralization products.

SCIENCE 2000, Vol 289, Iss 5480, pp 751-754.

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Espinosa JF; Gellman SH.

A designed beta-hairpin containing a natural hydrophobic cluster.

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 2000, Vol 39, Iss 13, pp 2330-2333.

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Khoudiakov M; Ellis AB; Perepezko JH; Kim S; Kepler KD.

Low-temperature, mercury-mediated synthesis of aluminum intermetallics.

CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS 2000, Vol 12, Iss 7, pp 2008-2013.

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Kiessling LL; Gestwicki JE; Strong LE.

Tuning chemotactic responses with synthetic multivalent ligands.

FASEB JOURNAL 2000, Vol 14, Iss 8, pp 564 -.

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Maki N; Gestwicki JE; Lake EM; Kiessling LL; Adler J.

Motility and chemotaxis of filamentous cells of Escherichia coli.

JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY 2000, Vol 182, Iss 15, pp 4337-4342.

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Dopke NC; Treichel PM; Vestling MM.

Significant figures, the periodic table, and mass spectrometry: The challenge of large biomolecules.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION 2000, Vol 77, Iss 8, pp 1065-1069.

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Mahorowala AP; Babich K; Lin Q; Medeiros DR; Petrillo K; Simons J; Angelopoulos M; Sooriyakumaran R; Hofer D; Reynolds GW; Taylor JW.

Transfer etching of bilayer resists in oxygen-based plasmas.

JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY A-VACUUM SURFACES AND FILMS 2000, Vol 18, Iss 4, pp 1411-1419.

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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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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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NMR Spectroscopist. University of Strathclyde. Applications are invited from candidates preferably with a PhD in Chemistry/NMR for the post of NMR Spectroscopist in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry. The successful candidate, who will have experience in operating and maintaining modern NMR Spectrometers, will have responsibility for the performance of the Department's NMR facility and be encouraged to develop a research profile. Informal enquiries may be made to: Professor John Murphy by telephone: +44 141 548 2389 or e-mail: john.murphy@strath.ac.uk. For application form (Ref 65/00) and further particulars (available on request in alternative formats for applicants with a disability) contact the Personnel Office: McCance Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK Tel: +44 141 548 4133 (24 hour Voicemail Service). Applications Closing Date: 1st September 2000. UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

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The University of Houston is initiating a program in atmospheric modeling making use of its high level expertise in computational mathematics centered around Roland Glowinski and Yuri Kuznetov. In order to accomplish this objective we will need a substantial number of junior faculty, largely postdoctoral fellows. We are writing to you now to inquire whether your department has candidates who might qualify for positions at that level with some knowledge of mathematical modeling, or who even would have some interest in learning about the numerical solution of extremely large sets of fluid mechanical and transport equations coupled with a plethora of atmospheric chemical reactions in the atmosphere. This is essentially a large-scale chemical reaction problem. The modeling effort at the University of Houston is to apply hard science to the problem of determining a realistic model to the dissemination of ozone and other noxious components from various kinds of emitting agents. We would appreciate it if you would inform any graduate students about to receive their Ph.D. degree of this exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of a solution to a growing national problem in which the level of service to one's fellow man will be non-trivial. We offer an attractive stipend. Please contact: Neal R. Amundson, Cullen Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Mathematics, Day Ph: 713 743-3492 Evening Ph: 713 528-4148 Email: namundson@aol.com, Fax: 713 942-8674.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Alma College. ORGANIC CHEMIST - TEMPORARY. Full time faculty position in organic chemistry for the academic year starting September 5, 2000 to teach organic lecture and laboratories. Ph.D. and undergraduate teaching experience preferred. Send vitae and three names of reference to: Dr. Scott T. Hill, Department of Chemistry, Alma College, Alma, Michigan 48801; e-mail: Hill@Alma.edu; FAX (517) 463-7076. See http://www.alma.edu/academics/chemistry/orgpos.htm for more information.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Department. Teaching Assistantship: Hydrogenation Lab. The Department is seeking applicants for a 25% teaching assistant position in the hydrogenation lab to begin August 28, 2000 (fall session). Principal duties include: Maintain low, medium and high pressure hydrogenation equipment; Assist graduate students with setting up and running hydrogenations using Departmental facilities; Maintain instruments in 6th floor instrument lab; Instruct and assist graduate students in the use of 6th floor instruments; Purchase and stock deuterated solvents (except D2O) for the research stockroom. We look for a 2-year commitment to this position. Please contact: Professor Chuck Casey, email: casey@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0584 immediately if you are interested.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Department. Teaching Assistantship: Computer Facility. The Department is seeking applicants for a 25% teaching assistant position in the Computer Facility to begin August 28, 2000 (fall session). Principal duties include: Help to manage and configure Departmental computers, including Unix, VMS, Windows and Mac platforms; Assist graduate students and faculty in the use of the Departmental computing facilities; Assist in trouble-shooting network problems; Write and maintain documentation of available computational resources; Oversee computer operations in the system manager's absence. We look for a 2-year commitment to this position. Please contact: Brad Spencer, brad@chem.wisc.edu, 263-4528 or 262-0536 immediately if you are interested.

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Stanford University Department of Chemistry. Tenure-track faculty appointment, open rank, in the general area of Inorganic Chemistry or Organic Chemistry. Completed applications must be received by October 31, 2000. Appointment will commence on or after September 1, 2001. Applicants must be strongly motivated toward creative research and committed to teaching at the 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), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent on your behalf to the chair of the appropriate search committee. Send applications in the general area of Inorganic Chemistry to: Chair, 2000-2001 Inorganic Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305-5080, Send applications in the general area of Organic Chemistry to: Chair, 2000-2001 Organic Chemistry Search Committee Department of Chemistry Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305-5080.

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The University of California-Berkeley is seeking outstanding candidates for a professorial position in the Department of Chemistry. The appointment may be made at any academic rank and our search is therefore directed to both junior and senior candidates. This search will be advertised shortly in Chemical and Engineering News and other professional publications. The primary areas of research sought for this position are in biochemistry/ biophysical or synthetic/organic or materials/physical chemistry, but truly outstanding candidates in other fields may also be considered. We are particularly interested in candidates who will extend chemistry into new areas and who will create new fields. Please ask any suitable candidate to write to: Chair, Faculty Recruiting Committee (#466), Department of Chemistry, 419 Latimer Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1460, enclosing a curriculum vitae and a proposed research program. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 16, 2000.

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The school of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Georgia Institute of Technology seeks to fill several tenure-track faculty positions. Exceptional candidates in all areas are encouraged to apply. Particular needs exist in the areas of analytical/bioanalytical chemistry, inorganic, and bioorganic chemistry. Outstanding candidates for advanced rank positions are encouraged. Interdisciplinary candidates will be considered for joint appointments with other departments. Further information is available on our Web site: http://www.chemistry.gatech.edu. Candidates at the entry level should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of research plans, and should request three letters of reference. Advanced candidates should send a curriculum vitae and the names of three references. All materials and requests for information should be directed to: Chair, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0400. Applications will be considered beginning October 15, 2000, but applications past that date will be considered until the positions are filled.

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Texas Tech University Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, faculty openings. Chemical education, Organic Chemistry, and Theoretical Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas Tech University invites applications for three tenure-track positions, one in each area. For further details, see our website at: http://www.ttu.edu/~chem. A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience is desired. Each successful applicant is expected to establish a nationally recognized program in the area of research and to participate significantly in the department's teaching and service missions. Send applications to: the (position) search committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1061. These should include a CV, a statement of proposed research (including start-up requirements) and names of three individuals who have been asked to forward letters of recommendation. Evaluation of applications will begin on October, 15 2000 and will continue until the positions are filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at Dalhousie University invites applications for a full- time probationary tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting July 1, 2001. Applications are sought from excellent candidates in any area of chemistry with preference given to those with experimental skills in one or more of the following areas: synthesis (inorganic, materials, organic or polymers), bioanalytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, mass spectrometry or nuclear magnetic resonance. This position requires a Ph.D. degree and a proven research track record, normally including postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate classes in chemistry and to develop a vigorous and creative research program with external funding. Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of research interests, a detailed research proposal, a teaching dossier, and the names of three referees. The closing date for receipt of applications is November 30, 2000. The completed application should be sent to: Professor Russell J. Boyd, Chair Department of Chemistry Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4J3 Tel: 902-494-3707, FAX: 902-494-1310. E-mail: Russell.Boyd@Dal.Ca, web: http://www.chem.dal.ca.

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The Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position beginning September 1, 2001. A Ph.D. in analytical or inorganic chemistry with training or experience in environmental chemistry, commitment to quality undergraduate instruction, and evidence of excellent teaching ability/potential are required. Teaching responsibilities will include quantitative analysis, general chemistry and area of specialization. The successful candidate is expected to direct an active research program in the area of specialization and pursue extramural funding. The 13-member Chemistry Department is well-equipped with instrumentation and computers, and strongly committed to maintaining its established ACS approved program. Additional information about the University and Department is available at: http://www.uwosh.edu. Person to Contact: Dr. Timothy F. Crimmins, Chair; Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; Oshkosh, WI 54901-8645, Phone: 920-424-1400; FAX: 920-424-2042, E-mail: crimmins@uwosh.edu. Send letter of application, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, transcripts (photocopies acceptable initially), research plans, and a one page statement of teaching philosophy. Application Deadline: November 1, 2000

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Western Washington University. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions starting September 16, 2001. Applications will be considered in all areas with those in analytical, inorganic, and biophysical chemistry given preference. The department is entering a period of major change with twelve replacement faculty to be hired over the next six years. Funding from the two foundations and over $1.5 million from the university will be used to provide competitive start-up packages, student and faculty summer research stipends, student travel support, and matching funds for new instrumentation. A commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level and development of an externally funded research program involving undergraduate and M.S. students are expected. A Ph.D. degree is required and post- doctoral experience preferred. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy and research plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Prof. Mark Wicholas, Department of Chemistry, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA 98225-9150. To ensure complete consideration, applications should be received by October 9. Information about the department can be found at http://www.chem.wwu.edu.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

********************Postdoctoral Positions in Biomolecular NMR. State University of New York, Stony Brook. A postdoctoral position is available to study the structure and function of peptides / proteins using modern NMR methods. The research focus is to elucidate the molecular basis for signal transduction mechanisms in olfaction. Proven research skills in high resolution heteronuclear multidimensional NMR spectroscopy and related computational applications towards protein resonance assignment and structure calculation are essential. Experience with protein expression, purification and characterization is also desirable. This laboratory, part of a newly established Structural Biology Center, is well equipped with a state of the art 700 MHz Avance Spectrometer from Bruker, 600 and 500 MHz Inova from Varian with triple channel and triple axis gradients. Application by e-mail is preferred. Please send CV with the names, addresses, and e-mail of three references to: mohanty@pharm.sunysb.edu or smita@narcissus.chem.sunysb.edu or Smita Mohanty, Ph.D, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5215, USA, Phone: 631 632 1553, Fax: 631 632 8575.

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Assistant Professor John Hagadorn of the University of Colorado currently has openings for a postdoctoral researcher and a technician in his laboratory at the University of Colorado. Projects span the fields of bioinorganic and organometallic chemistry and will involve extensive (air-sensitive) synthesis and reactivity studies. Research topics include the development of new redox-active ligands for modeling electron-transfer centers of metalloenzymes and the study of new bimetallic catalysts for C-C bond forming reactions. One major goal of both projects in the development of unusual complexes capable of novel reactivity by new mechanisms. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has terrific facilities and support staff. CU is located in the heart of the Rockies in beautiful Boulder, about 30 minutes from Denver, Colorado. Interested candidates should contact me by phone or e-mail. Send to: Assistant Professor John Hagadorn, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Campus Box 215, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0215, Ph: 303-492-5717, Fax: 303-492-5894, E-mail: hagadorn@colorado.edu.

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Post-Doctoral opening in Polymer Science Research Group. The University of Southern Mississippi. No polymer experience necessary. Please send resume and Three letters of reference to: Laura Rayborn, Administrative Assistant, Urban Research Group, The University of Southern Mississippi, Box 10076, Hattiesburg, MS 39406, Phone (601) 266-6868, Fax (601) 266-5635, E-mail: Laura.Rayborn@usm.edu.

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Professor Frank J. Feher of the University of California-Irvine is seeking candidates for two postdoctoral research positions at UCI. Both positions are expected to become available in late September.

Position #1 - This position will explore the behavior of thermoplastic polymer nanocomposites. The ideal person for this position has a strong background in the characterization of thermoplastic resins (e.g., GPC, IR, NMR, SEM, thermal methods) and a good working knowledge of polymer melt dynamics.

Position #2 - This position will focus on developing new methods for preparing discrete silsesquioxanes (i.e., POSS) with polar pendant groups. The ideal person for this position has strong synthetic skills in organic chemistry. Familiarity with silsesquioxanes and organosilicon chemistry is desirable but not required.

Postdocs in my group have traditionally stayed for about two years and had a very rewarding experience. Interested candidates can request reprints and more information about the positions by e-mail. Send to: Professor Frank J. Feher, Department of Chemistry, University of California-Irvine, CA 92697-2025, Phone: 949-824-4682 - Personal, FAX: 949- 824-2657, Dept FAX: 949-824-8571, WEB: http://chem.ps.uci.edu/research/faculty/fjfeher.html, Group web page: http://chem.ps.uci.edu/~fjfeher/FJFgroupHome.html.

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Department of Chemistry, University of Florida. A postdoctoral associate is needed to work on a collaborative project involving fluorescence studies of ionic pi-conjugated polymers (i.e., pi-conjugated polyelectrolytes). The project seeks to use these materials to develop chemically selective fluorescence-based sensors. It is desirable for the candidate to have prior experience with fluorescence spectroscopy. In addition, experience with fabrication and characterization of ultra-thin films prepared by polyelectrolyte multilayer deposition is desirable. Experience with synthesis of conjugated materials using Pd-mediated coupling chemistry would also be a plus! For more information concerning the project see the following references.

1. Forster Energy Transfer Studies of Polyelectrolyte Heterostructures Containing Conjugated Polymers: A Means to Estimate Layer Interpenetration, Baur, J. W.; Rubner, M. F.; Reynolds, J. R.; Kim, S.; Langmuir 1999, 15, 6460-6469.

2. Water Soluble Photo- and Electroluminescent Alkoxy-Sulfonated Poly(p-phenylenes) Synthesized Via Palladium Catalysis, Kim, S.; Jackiw, J.; Robinson, E.; Schanze, K. S.; Reynolds, J. R.; Baur, J.; Rubner, M. F.; Boils, D.; Macromolecules 1998, 31, 964-974.

3. Amplified Fluorescence Quenching in a Poly(para-phenylene)-Based Cationic Polyelectrolyte, Harrison, B. S.; Ramey, M. B.; Reynolds, J. R.; Schanze, K. S.; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, in press. (see : http://web.chem.ufl.edu/~kschanze/publications/r74.pdf)

To apply : Send a letter of application, CV and list of publications. Include contact information for three personal references that may be contacted to request letters of recommendation to: Kirk S. Schanze, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7200, e-mail: kschanze@chem.ufl.edu.

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Professor Ya-Ping Sun of Clemson University. Two postdoc positions are available immediately in the research group of Professor Ya-Ping Sun, Department of Chemistry and the Materials Science & Engineering Program, Clemson University. Clemson is a land-grant research university of the State of South Carolina, located about 30 miles from Greenville and about 120 miles from downtown Atlanta. One postdoc position will be filled by a scientist with background and training in photochemistry and photocatalysis. Some experience in nanomaterials-based catalysts and catalytic reactions will be a plus. The other postdoc position is in physical organic chemistry - materials chemistry, very broadly defined. The candidate should be prepared to work with a group of graduate students from diverse backgrounds (chemistry, materials science & engineering, physics, and chemical engineering). Both postdocs may choose to be affiliated with the Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films, a NSF/ERC at Clemson University and MIT. We also welcome other applicants with interdisciplinary background in chemistry and materials because more postdoc positions may become available in the near future. To apply, please send a CV, publication list, and the names of 3 references to the address below or by e-mail as soon as possible to: Ya-Ping Sun, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers & Films, Howard L. Hunter Chemistry Laboratory, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0973, USA, Tel: (864)-656-5026 (office), (864)-656-4368 or 656-5195 (lab), Fax: (864)-656-6613, E-Mail: syaping@clemson.edu.

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Professor Bob Grossman of The University of Kentucky is seeking qualified applicants for a potential NIH-funded postdoctoral position in his laboratory at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. The successful candidate will be hard-working, enthusiastic, and self-motivated. His or her project will involve the synthesis of natural and unnatural polycyclic amines via the double annulation methodology developed in our laboratories. He or she will also be expected to help train graduate students and undergraduates. The position may start as early as January 2001 and has a one-year duration, with extension possible upon agreement of both parties. Please send resume and the names and e-mail addresses of two references to: Professor Robert B. Grossman, Tel.: (859) 257-1285, Department of Chemistry Fax: (859) 323-1069, University of Kentucky, e-mail: rbgros1@pop.uky.edu, Chemistry-Physics Building, web: http://www.chem.uky.edu/research/grossman/cv.html, Lexington, KY 40506-0055.

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Postdoctoral opening to be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified for photochemical/photophysical research in the laboratory of Richard Givens at the University of Kansas. The research will involve studies on photoremovable protecting groups (or "caged compounds") and photostitches (photoaffinity derivatives for replacing sutures). The projects involve synthesis and development of new photoactive materials which are designed to release or capture bioactive substrates and thereby influence the physiological processes and properties of the vehicle in which they are implanted. References to previous studies by our group can be obtained from our web page at hhtp://www.ukans.edu. For the photoremovable protecting groups, details about the two projects can be obtained upon request. Candidates should be competent in organic synthesis. Experience with biological substrates such as peptides and/or nucleotides is useful but not required. In addition to being well versed in physical organic chemistry methodology. An early starting date will be an important criterion in the selection of the successful candidate. Applicants should send a CV, including their publications list, and ask three references (PhD advisor and, in the case of postdocs, current advisor) to write to me on their behalf. Application materials should be sent to: Richard S. Givens, 5023 Malott Hall, Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, Email address: rgivens@ukans.edu, Phone: (785) 864-3846, Fax: (785) 864-5296.

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