Chemistry Newsletter - 08/16/2004

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVIII - No. 26 August 16th, 2004

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Some Sad News

A long-time employee of the Chemistry Department, Dick Hugo, died last 8/5/2004 at the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center. Dick started with the University in 1957 and retired in 1989, working most of that time in the Chemistry Department. He was a Lab Technician staffing our stockroom when he retired.

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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

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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. “Comparing classical and quantum complex systems”

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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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Wednesday, October 6th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Douglas Grotjahn, San Diego State University.

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Thursday, October 7th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lingjun Li, UW-Madison. “Neuropeptidomic Analysis of a Small Nervous System using Multidimensional MS-based Approaches”

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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. “Towards Single Molecule Mass Spectrometry”

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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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Rajagopalan S. Chow C. Raghunathan V. Fry CG. Cavagnero S.

NMR spectroscopic filtration of polypeptides and proteins in complex mixtures.

Source Journal of Biomolecular NMR. 29(4):505-516, 2004 Aug.

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Zhang ZC. Jin JJ. Bautista F. Lyons LJ. Shariatzadeh N. Sherlock D. Amine K. West R.

Ion conductive characteristics of cross-linked network polysiloxane-based solid polymer electrolytes.

Solid State Ionics. 170(3-4):233-238, 2004 May 31.

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Malueg DH. Khan M. Cerrina F. Taylor JW.

Modeling clear phase-mask materials for sub-50 nm X-ray application.

Japanese Journal of Applied Physics Part 1-Regular Papers Short Notes & Review Papers. 43(6B):3722-3727, 2004 Jun.

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Felitsky DJ. Record MT.

Application of the local-bulk partitioning and competitive binding models to interpret preferential interactions of glycine betaine and urea with protein surface.

Source Biochemistry. 43(28):9276-9288, 2004 Jul 20.

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Copyright © 2004 Thomson ISI

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27th Annual Midwest Environmental Chemistry Workshop

 

We are pleased to announce that the 27th Annual Midwest Environmental Chemistry Workshop will be held at the Pyle Center on the UW campus, October 15-17, 2004. The workshop is an excellent venue for graduate and undergraduate students in environmental science to discuss their research, meet their colleagues, and develop their careers in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere. As a colleague associated with the host organizations, we invite you to: Encourage students throughout the Midwest to participate; Recommend potential financial sponsors; and Volunteer for the local organizing committee (our next meeting is tentatively scheduled for August 31st). Please contact cbabiarz@facstaff.wisc.edu, or visit PERLINK at: http://www.wri.wisc.edu/mwecw for additional information. We’re excited to host this year’s workshop, and hope you will join us! The 27th Annual Midwest Environmental Chemistry Workshop is hosted by the Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program and the Water Resources Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For more information, or to co-sponsor this event, contact: cbabiarz@facstaff.wisc.edu.

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A reception sponsored by The Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan. Monday evening, August 23rd, at the upcoming ACS Meeting in Philadelphia. My colleagues and I would like to meet prospective candidates for faculty positions in our department, and to provide an overview of the many exciting developments and opportunities for research at the University of Michigan. Accordingly, I would be most grateful if you would encourage your outstanding postdoctoral associates and current or former graduate students who might be considering faculty positions in a future year (and not just this fall) to join me and my colleagues at: the University of Michigan reception, that will be held at the at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, on Monday, August 23rd, from 6 - 7:30 pm. We are interested in recruiting a diverse faculty representing the full spectrum of the chemical sciences.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The Lilly Development Centre in Mont-St-Guibert, Belgium, is seeking to recruit a Research Associate for its Biomedical NMR Laboratory. The Biomedical NMR Laboratory provides analytical support in the field of NMR-based metabonomics and drug metabolite structure elucidation within the Department of Toxicology and Drug Disposition. The laboratory is equipped with a state-of-the-art 600 MHz NMR spectrometer with a variety of accessories. You will be responsible for conducting 1D and 2D NMR experiments of biological samples (biofluids, tissues and isolated drug metabolites) and basic data analysis. Your tasks will include sample preparation, operation and maintenance of the spectrometer and associated equipment, including LC-NMR, data processing, structure elucidation and basic statistical analysis of the data. You will be offered extensive training in the field of NMR spectroscopy and data analysis. BSc or Industrial Engineer degree in chemistry or equivalent, EU citizen. A thorough knowledge of NMR spectroscopy, interpretation of NMR spectra and separation techniques (HPLC) is essential and previous experience in handling of biological samples or in multivariate data analysis is an asset. You are familiar with common computer systems (Windows, LINUX) and enjoy making frequent use of computers for data processing and analysis. This position requires a good team player, with strong communication skills. Highly motivated, you are interested in learning and in expanding your expertise. Entry level scientists are encouraged to apply. A good knowledge of spoken and written English is essential. This is initially a 1 year contract. Lilly offers a stimulating work environment and an attractive compensation package. Please submit your application to: Laure FONDU, E-mail: fondu_laure@lilly.com, Telephone +32 10 476350, or via the lilly.be webpage: http://www.lilly.be/Nitro/bxl_alternatejobs.jsp?page=802.

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Analytical Chemist. Tripos Discovery Research Ltd. We are an award winning pharmaceutical research company combining information technology and chemistry to accelerate the discovery of new drug candidates. Our discovery research business is growing rapidly, as a result of our track record of working successfully with customers to reduce their time-to-market. Joining our Analytical team is your opportunity to contribute to our ongoing expansion, through the ‘hands on’ application of modern chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques. Supporting our experienced analytical chemists, this is a challenging position offering a diversity of interest. Benefiting all areas of the compound library production process, your main responsibilities will include the routine acquisition of NMR and LC-MS data. In addition, report writing, data management and instrument maintenance will be key areas of your contribution. In addition to a keen interest in Analytical Chemistry, particularly in chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques, you should have a good degree in Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry. Experience in a practical analytical environment within the pharmaceutical or chemical industry is desirable, along with knowledge of a wide range of analytical techniques. A demonstrable interest in the application of these techniques in a practical laboratory environment is essential. On a personal level, you should be a flexible, enthusiastic and highly motivated team member with a genuine eye for detail and good communication skills. If youd like to contribute to our successes, in a friendly, technology-leading environment that offers an outstanding quality of life, please send your CV and cover letter (including current salary details), to: trr_jobs@tripos.com , or Leona Marsh, Human Resources, Tripos Discovery Research Ltd, Bude-Stratton Business Park, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8LY.

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The Chemistry Department at Tulane University has an immediate opening for an NMR Lab Manager. The Specialist will assist in overseeing the daily operation of Varian Inova 400 MHz, Bruker DSX 300MHz (solids), and Bruker Avance 300 MHz NMR spectrometers. Responsibilities include routine maintenance and spectrometer performance tests, training new users, spectrometer troubleshooting, and assisting users setting up special experiments. Ideal candidates should have at least a M.S. degree in Chemistry or related fields, three years NMR experience, and experience in troubleshooting spectrometers (both RF and digital). Tulane University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Candidates should send copy of resume including reference names to: Mark Fink, Department of Chemistry, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

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Amgen Inc. Research Scientist I. Department: Analytical Sciences (Analytical Sciences NMR Group). Thousand Oaks, CA. The successful candidate will join our small molecule high resolution NMR team where the primary focus is to support other scientists from the Analytical Sciences Department using state-of-the-art NMR methodologies. You will be responsible for the structural elucidation of small molecules (organic) in support of the characterization of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), reference standards, synthetic impurities, and degradation products in GLP and GMP environments. This position requires the ability to collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences in Analytical Sciences. Our laboratory is equipped with Bruker NMR spectrometers.The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in chemistry (or equivalent) with proven hands-on experience in small-molecule NMR spectroscopy, strong background in organic chemistry and structure elucidation. Expertise in chromatography, SPE, hyphenated NMR methods, proficiency in Unix/Linux based NMR data systems and understanding of GLP and GMP requirements is a plus. Strong written and communication skills, ability to collaborate with project teams in Analytical Sciences and work in fast-paced team environment is a must. The qualified candidate should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or equivalent with at least 2 years of relevant experience as NMR spectroscopist preferably in the pharmaceutical industry. If you are interested in discussing the opportunity please feel free to call me (Christopher Todd) directly at (805) 447-2965 after forwarding your resume to: ctodd@amgen.com so that I can see your background as we speak. The Amgen website at http://www.amgen.com will give you an overview of the company and additional information.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of St. Thomas invites applicants for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in any specialty area, beginning September 1, 2005. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in general chemistry, although it will be possible for the successful candidate to teach in their area of expertise. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry. Post-doctoral experience is strongly preferred. Previous significant teaching experience is also preferred, particularly in an innovative and cooperative classroom environment. The successful candidate for the position will possess talent and enthusiasm for high quality undergraduate instruction, and will be expected to engage in a vigorous program of externally funded research with undergraduates. While the position is open to applicants in all chemistry sub-disciplines, candidates in the areas of materials chemistry and environmental chemistry are encouraged to apply. The department is keenly interested in advancing underrepresented students and faculty and seeks individuals who share this goal. The Chemistry Department is ACS accredited, consisting of ten full-time faculty plus support staff. The department is well equipped with modern instrumentation and is actively engaged in undergraduate research. The University of St. Thomas seeks to develop morally responsible individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. A Catholic and urban university, St. Thomas continues to develop outstanding regionally and nationally recognized academic programs and support services as it strengthens its ties to the local community, particularly the vibrant and ethnically diverse cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. UST website: www.stthomas.edu. Submit a letter of application (refer to position #200564), curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, proposed research plans, and have graduate and undergraduate transcripts and three letters of reference sent electronically to: www.hr.stthomas.edu or mail to: Chair of Search Committee, Mail #AQU217, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. To ensure full consideration, receipt of all application materials should be received by October 15, 2004.

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Mercer University. The Department of Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts announces its search for an Organic or Biochemist to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The primary instructional responsibility will be undergraduate organic chemistry. Additional responsibilities will include undergraduate instruction in general chemistry and/or biochemistry, mentoring of undergraduate student research, and support of the College's interdisciplinary curriculum. Faculty duties commence August 1, 2005. Mercer University is a comprehensive institution of 7,300 students enrolled in ten colleges and schools. The historic core of the University, the College of Liberal Arts is a selective institution serving 1,900 undergraduate students. The University and College associate with a rich Baptist heritage with educational programs distinguished by their rigor and academic freedom. Candidates who will complete all Ph.D. requirements by the commencement of faculty duties should apply through the Mercer University Human Resources website: http://www.mercerjobs.com. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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As part of a continuing aggressive expansion program, the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry of The Georgia Institute of Technology seeks to fill several new tenure-track faculty positions. Exceptional candidates in all areas are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in biologically related areas of chemistry. Outstanding candidates for advanced rank positions are also encouraged and candidates with interdisciplinary interests 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 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, 2004. Applications past that date will be considered until the positions are filled.

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Chemistry Department University of Utah. Two tenure track positions are available in physical chemistry. Candidates with interdisciplinary interests are encouraged, provided that physical chemistry forms an important facet of the proposed research and teaching activities. We intend to fill the positions at the junior level, but exceptional senior candidates may be considered. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the background, motivation, and ability to develop vigorous, competitive research programs, and to be excellent teachers at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral experience is desirable. Applicants for Junior-level positions should send an application letter including a description of proposed research and detailed vita, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the address below. Senior applicants should send an application letter and vita. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2004, and continue until suitable candidates are identified. Reply to: Search Committee, University of Utah, Department of Chemistry, 315 S 1400 E Rm 2020, Salt Lake City UT 84112-0850.

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Stanford University Department of Chemistry. A tenure-track faculty position is available in the general area of Organic Chemistry. Appointment will commence on or after September 1, 2005. Completed applications must be received by October 1, 2004. To ensure full consideration of your application, please ensure that all letters of reference arrive by this deadline. Applicants must be strongly motivated toward creative research and committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications must include the following materials: Current curriculum vitae & list of publications; brief statement of research interests; Three letters of reference sent directly to the search committee, on your behalf. Applications and supporting materials should be addressed as follows: Chair, 2004-05 Organic Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5080.

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Western Washington University. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions starting September 16, 2005, to be recruited from the following areas: biochemistry, physical chemistry, and chemical education. Outstanding senior candidates in biochemistry will be considered for appointment as Associate or Full Professor. The department is in a period of major change with eight new faculty to be hired over the next 3-5 years. A $746,000 Department Development Grant from the Research Corporation and the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust is helping transform the department into one of the strongest, research-rich undergraduate programs in the country. Funding from the two foundations and over $1.5 million from the university is being used to provide competitive start-up packages, student and faculty summer research stipends, student travel support, and matching funds for new instrumentation. The university also has a new state-of-the-art Science, Math, and Technology Education Center and is the recipient of a $12 million NSF GK-12 Catalyst for Reform award. 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 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 1. Information about the department can be found at http://www.chem.wwu.edu. For disability accommodation call (360) 650-3771 (V) or 650-7696 (TTY).

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of UC San Diego (http://chem.ucsd.edu) invites applications for tenure-track/tenured faculty positions in all areas of organic chemistry. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and a demonstrated ability for creative research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on University of California pay scale. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, reprints of up to five representative papers, a summary of research plans, and a list of publications to: Chair, Organic Search Committee 4-416F, University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0332. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent under separate cover. Prompt response is recommended. Review of applications begins September 27, 2004 and will continue until the positions are filled. Information about the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is available at: http://chem.ucsd.edu.

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The University of Iowa. Inorganic Chemistry Faculty Position. The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce a continuing faculty expansion, following the appointment of six new faculty in three years, and a major research building renovation and new laboratory teaching wing. The Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position effective August 2005 in inorganic chemistry, broadly defined (e.g., bioinorganic, catalysis, materials, organometallic, solid-state) and will offer a highly-competitive salary and start-up package. Applicants should demonstrate clear potential to develop and lead a nationally prominent, externally-funded research program and commitment to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates must have a PhD and postdoctoral experience and demonstrated research scholarship and productivity. Please send letter of interest, CV, teaching interest statement, and detailed research proposal, and arrange for academic transcripts and three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Inorganic Faculty Search Committee, University of Iowa, Department of Chemistry, Iowa City, IA 52242-1294. Application review will begin as they arrive and will continue until the position is filled.

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Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry: The Department of Chemistry at Michigan State University invites outstanding scientists in all areas of Organic Chemistry to apply for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level for the 2005-06 academic year. Candidates are expected to establish a vigorous research program and pursue excellence in research and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field and should send a current curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of research plans to: John L. McCracken, Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1322. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. Review of applications will begin October 15, and will continue until the position is filled. More information about the Chemistry Department at MSU may be found at http://www.chemistry.msu.edu.

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Biochemistry, Trinity University. Two tenure track - assistant professors in Biochemistry or a closely related area beginning August, 2005. Ph.D. required in chemistry or biochemistry. Postdoctoral experience preferred. Candidates are expected to teach biochemistry courses as well as other courses in chemistry. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching and to developing an active, funded research program that involves undergraduate students. Preference will be given to candidates who show an interest in interdisciplinary initiatives. Information about the department can be found at: http://www.trinity.edu/departments/chemistry/index.html. Applications must include a letter of application, detailed description of research plans, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation; sent to: Dr. Nancy Mills, Department of Chemistry, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212-7200 by October 15, 2004.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for full-time tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels in all areas of chemistry including the interdisciplinary areas of materials chemistry and chemical biology. Candidates will be expected to establish a high-quality, externally funded research program and have a commitment to outstanding graduate and undergraduate teaching. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a detailed statement of research and professional objectives, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Gregory S. Girolami, Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, 505 S. Matthews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801, (217/333-5071) or visit http://www.scs.uiuc.edulchem/posannounce.html for online application instructions. Salary negotiable. Ph.D. required. All applications received by September 24, 2004 will receive full consideration for appointments starting August 16, 2005.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Professor Stephen Martin of the University of Texas at Austin is seeking potential candidates for a new Research Associate position in his laboratories beginning anytime after August 2004. He is looking for someone with a Ph. D. and two or more years of postdoctoral experience who can assist him in managing his group during his tenure as department chair. This individual should have a strong research record and experience in writing papers for publication in peer reviewed journals. He/She should also have experience in working with and managing members of a research group. He/she should supply a current Curriculum Vitae and a list of 3 references, with phone numbers, to: Chair's Office , Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station A5300, Austin, TX 78712-0165. E-mail inquiries should be addressed to: chemchair@cm.utexas.edu. Voice: 512-471-3949, fax 512-471-6835, Research Group Website: http://www.cm.utexas.edu/martin/.

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W. M. Keck Foundation Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Position. The Chemistry Department at St. Olaf College seeks applicants for a teaching-postdoctoral position in the area of green chemistry to begin early in 2005. The ideal candidate will have conducted graduate research in some aspect of green chemistry and have an interest in pursuing a teaching career. Part of the position will involve development of new green chemistry experiments and part will entail teaching first- and/or second-year chemistry courses in our curriculum where laboratory components will stress the principles of green chemistry. The start date is negotiable, but preference will be given to candidates who can start in January or February, 2005. The position is funded for at least 1.5 academic years with the possibility of an extended term. An official announcement will come out in the near future. Meanwhile, for inquiries and additional information, contact: Dr. Gary Spessard, Department of Chemistry, St. Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield, MN 55057-1098; E-mail: spessard@stolaf.edu.

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The James Franck Institute. The University of Chicago. Postdoctoral Position in Teoretical Chemistry Statistical Mechanics/polymer Physics. Location: The James Franck Institute, the University of Chicago. Duration: One year with possible extension to a second. Salary: $31,000.; PhD in theoretical chemistry of equivalent REQUIRED. Research Topics: Developing theories for the thermodynamic properties of and small angle neutron scattering from reversible equilibrium aggregating systems with application to polymers, colloids, proteins (e.g., actin), and dipolar and ionic fluids. The focus is on studying the competition between phase separation and self-assembly. The research is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Petroleum Research Fund and is in collaboration with Drs. Jacek Dudowicz (Chicago) and Jack Douglas (NIST). Application Process: The University requires that all applicants register at the following web site: http://www.jobopportunities.uchicago.edu and apply to requisition #067870. Have three letters of recommendation, a CV, and publication list sent to Karl Freed, either by email or snail mail. Do not post this information to web site.

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