Chemistry Newsletter - 08/27/2001

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXV No. 28 August 27th, 2001

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CONGRATULATIONS TO CATHY MIDDLECAMP

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars has just announced the selection of Dr. Cathy Middlecamp for "distinguished membership". The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is an honors organization that recognizes first and second year students for outstanding scholastic ability and provides opportunities for community service. Cathy will be the featured speaker at the induction ceremony at Union Theater on September 16. CONGRATULATIONS CATHY!

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The Chemistry Department's newsletter will be going back to weekly publication starting with the next newsletter on September 10, 2001. Thank You.

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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry - Fall 2001

For entering graduate students interested in physical chemistry, there will be a series of short talks by faculty members describing their research interests. These will be held at 5:45 p.m. Thursdays during the first six weeks of the semester. There will be one half-hour talk followed by an informal supper and then two more talks.

Since these talks are brief, students should follow up by contacting individual faculty members in whose research they are interested. Each student should interview at least three faculty members during the fall semester concerning research opportunities.

These talks are a means of finding research opportunities and of obtaining a broad overview of physical chemistry research in the Department. Students expecting to major in physical chemistry should make every effort to attend all of these talks. Teaching Assistants should mark this time on the schedule cards turned into the teaching Laboratory Director.

Time: 5:45 - 7:45 Thursdays - Place: Room 8335

Schedule for Introductory Research Talks

5:45 6:45 7:15
September 6th John Wright Arun Yethiraj Bob Hamers
September 13th Tom Record Gil Nathanson Lloyd Smith
September 20th Jim Skinner Bob McMahon Art Ellis
September 27th Ned Sibert Frank Weinhold Mark Ediger
October 4th Jim Weisshaar Silvia Cavagnero Tom Brunold
October 11th David Schwartz Qiang Cui Fleming Crim

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

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


SEMINARS

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Thursday, September 6th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Robert J. Hamers, UW Madison.

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Monday, September 10th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 7:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Carmen Najera, University of Alicante, Spain. "From Amino Acids to Peptides"

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Miguel Yus, University of Alicante, Spain. "Arene-Catalyzed Lithiation Reactions. Recent Advances"

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Thursday, September 13th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor John C. Wright, UW Madison. "Coherent Multi-Dimensional Vibrational Spectroscopy (CMDVS) and Multi-Dimensional NMR-Past, Present and Future"

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Thursday, September 13th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Hans Reich, UW-Madison.

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Monday, September 17th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Bob West, UW Madison.

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Monday, September 17th, 2001 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, Room and Time TBA. Jillian M. Buriak, Purdue University.

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Thursday, September 20th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Thomas C. Farrar, UW Madison.

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Thursday, September 20th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Werner Nau.

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Monday, September 24th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Len Interrante (Renssalaer Polytechnic Univ), Troy NY (West).

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Ross Widenhoefer, Duke University.

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Wednesday, September 26th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 2:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Vichai Reutrakul.

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Thursday, September 27th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Lloyd M. Smith, UW Madison.

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Thursday, October 4th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Margaret Biddle.

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Thursday, October 11th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Richard P. Van Duyne, Northwestern University. "Nanosphere Lithography: Nanoparticle Optics, Biosensors, and Surface-Enhanced Spectroscopy"

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Thursday, October 11th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Yi He.

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2001 - Inorganic/Physical Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Gabor Somorjai.

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Thursday, October 18th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Richard S. Givens, Kansas University.

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Thursday, October 25th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Jason Pontrello.

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor David Smith, University of Nebraska.

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Michio Iwaoka, University of Tokyo. "Weak Nonbonded Interactions in Selenium Compounds and Proteins"

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Thursday, November 1st, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Valerie Keller.

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Monday, November 5th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor William Evans, University of California-Irvine.

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Wednesday, November 7th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Joan Broderick, Michigan State University.

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Thursday, November 8th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Thomas Clark.

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Dave Schubert.

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Thursday, November 15th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor David C. Schwartz, UW Madison.

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Thursday, November 15th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Matthew Hinderaker.

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Monday, November 19th, 2001 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, Room and Time TBA. SonBinh Nguyen, Northwestern University. "Polymer-Biopolymer and Polymer-Inorganic Nano-Structures: Novel Hybrid Materials"

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Thursday, November 29th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Alex Shaginian.

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Thursday, December 6th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Reginald M. Penner, University of California-Irvine.

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Tim Deming, University of California-Santa Barbara.

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Thursday, December 6th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Matthew Woll.

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Thursday, December 13th, 2001 - Organic Seminar - Industrial McElvain Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Eric M. Gordon, Sunesis.

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ATTENTION GRADUATE STUDENTS

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IMPORTANT DATES:

MINOR AGREEMENT FORMS: The Graduate School requires that the minor program be outlined in an agreement which is approved by the Department no later than halfway through completion of the sequence minor courses. The minor requirement is normally completed by the second year of Graduate School. Minor Agreement forms are available in Room 1120.

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

http://www.chem.wisc.edu/areas/careers/7news.html

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Marlow AL; Kiessling LL.

Improved chemical synthesis of UDP-galactofuranose.

ORGANIC LETTERS 2001, Vol 3, Iss 16, pp 2517-2519.

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Langenhan JM; Fisk JD; Gellman SH.

Evaluation of hydrogen bonding complementarity between a secondary sulfonamide and an alpha-amino acid residue.

ORGANIC LETTERS 2001, Vol 3, Iss 16, pp 2559-2562.

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Bukalov SS; Leites LA; West R.

Thermochromism of poly(di-n-hexylsilane) in solution revisited.

MACROMOLECULES 2001, Vol 34, Iss 17, pp 6003-6004.

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Lee HS; Syud FA; Wang XF; Gellman SH.

Diversity in short beta-peptide 12-helices: High-resolution structural analysis in aqueous solution of a hexamer containing sulfonylated pyrrolidine residues.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 123, Iss 31, pp 7721-7722.

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LePlae PR; Umezawa N; Lee HS; Gellman SH.

An efficient route to either enantiomer of trans-2-aminocyclopentanecarboxylic acid.

JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 66, Iss 16, pp 5629-5632.

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Nordell KJ; Ellis AB; Lisensky GC; Condren SM.

Incorporating novel materials chemistry into the curriculum.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 67-CHED.

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Ellis AB; Widstrand CG; Nordell KJ.

Illustrations of the process and communication of scientific research using examples from materials science.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 992-CHED.

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Nathanson GM.

Atom scattering from atomic surfactants.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 116-COLL.

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Coulter SK; Cao XP; Fang L; Liu JM; Schwartz MP; Hamers RJ.

Novel chemical architecture at silicon-organic interfaces.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 143-COLL.

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Moore JW; Holmes JL.

Using digitized video, virtual reality, and molecular modeling in general chemistry.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 195-COMP.

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McGuire MM; Hamers RJ.

Quantitative analysis of elemental sulfur from sulfide mineral surfaces as an aid in laboratory studies of acid mine drainage.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 226-ENVR.

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Landis CR; Rosaaen KA.

Measurement of heavy atom kinetic isotope effects in the polymerization of 1-hexene by metallocene catalysts.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 69-INOR.

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Dopke JA; Morris K; Gaines DF.

Cluster supported synthesis of conjugated diimines.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 158-INOR.

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Breitzer JG; Widstrand CG; Ellis AB; Lisensky G; Condren SM; Campbell DJ; Nordell KJ.

Teaching with ferrofluids.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 176-INOR.

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Bodsgard BR; Burstyn JN.

Cleavage of a phosphodiester by a silica-bound copper(II) macrocycle..

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 233-INOR.

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Hirsch J; George SD; Solomon EI; Hedman B; Hodgson KO; Burstyn JN.

Raman and EXAFS characterization of a sulfur-ligated Cu(I) ethylene complex: A model for the arabidopsis ethylene receptor.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 522-INOR.

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Tseng TA; Deck KM; Kiessling LL; Burstyn JN.

Cleavage of phosphodiesters with Cu(i-Pr-3[9]aneN(3))(2+).

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 529-INOR.

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Polzin GM; Burstyn JN.

Rapid and site-specific protein cleavage by Cu([9]aneN(3))Cl-2.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 550-INOR.

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Skinner JL; Park K.

Calculating vibrational energy relaxation rates from classical molecular dynamics simulations: Quantum correction factors for processes involving vibration-vibration energy transfer.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 2001, Vol 105, Iss 28, pp 6716-6721.

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Zimmerman HE; Wang PF.

An unusual rearrangement and its dependence on configuration.

HELVETICA CHIMICA ACTA 2001, Vol 84, Iss 6, pp 1342-1346.

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GAANN Fellowships

for Graduate Study in Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry Loyola University Chicago.

The Chemistry Department of Loyola University Chicago has been awarded a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Needs (GAANN) Fellowship Project by the U.S. Department of Education. The Fellowships are for Ph.D. graduate students and provide a stipend of $15,000/yr plus full payment of tuition. A stipend supplement of $4,600 is provided for the purchase of health insurance, books and journals, computers, or travel to professional meetings. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents, Pacific Islanders, or citizens of one of the Freely Associated States with demonstrated financial need. Loyola offers an exciting, educational experience including a wide range of graduate courses and research opportunities in all major chemical fields. The many advantages of our graduate program include small group size ensuring individual direction, modem facilities with state of-the-art instrumentation, and a productive research environment. Information about the department may be found at: http:// www.luc.edu/depts/chem. For further information contact: Dr. Albert W. Herlinger, GAANN Project Director, Email: aherlin@luc.edu.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The School of Chemical Sciences (SCS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking applicants for a full-time academic-professional position in its Computing Services Facility. The SCS Computing Service Facility assists research groups with using computers in their research. The Computational Research Scientist is a key member of this facility and, given the importance of scientific computation, a key contributor to SCS's broad research program. The position carries two primary responsibilities, the consulting on and administration of scientific software. Software Consulting: The Computational Research Scientist assists researchers in the application of software packages to diverse research problems. As part of this effort the Scientist will organize workshops to educate users in package use. The person also will inform themselves of research interests of a diverse group of scientists and chemical engineers and will advise the facility director on needs and opportunities. Administration of Scientific Packages: The Computational Research Scientist will maintain a suite of chemical software packages and databases, evaluate new packages, monitor the usage of individual packages, and participate in the licensing negotiations. The Scientist will work closely with staff systems administrators to install, maintain, and upgrade scientific packages on the School's SGI servers, construct simple scripts to facilitate the use of existing packages, maintain server and user licensing, and maintain scientific databases. As part of this effort, the Scientist will assist in the preparation of grant proposals to state and national resources to secure funds for the further development of the computational facilities. Qualified individuals should have considerable experience in the use of molecular modeling packages such as: InsightII, Cerius2, Spartan, Quanta, Gaussian, etc. The applicant should be proficient with the UNIX family of OS's , specifically SGI IRIX, and knowledge/proficiency of at least one of the following languages would be beneficial: Fortran, C/C++, or perl/shell scripts. Minimum of MS in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field, Ph.D. preferred. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. A November starting date is preferred. Interested candidates are invited to send a complete curriculum vitae and three references to: Professor Thomas B. Rauchfuss, Director, c/o JoEllen Hodge, School of Chemical Sciences, University of Illinois, 106 Noyes Lab - D-5 505, S. Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, (217) 333-5070 fax: (217) 333-3120. Applications should be received by October 1, 2001 to ensure full consideration.

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The University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has an opening for a Lecturer, with the potential of security of employment (PSOE). We are seeking an outstanding teacher who wishes to have a permanent faculty position. The position is full-time and will involve teaching lecture and laboratory courses in general and analytical chemistry, developing curriculum, writing lab manuals, assisting with the training of teaching assistants, and other coordination tasks related to undergraduate instruction. A Lecturer PSOE position closely parallels that of an assistant professor on track for tenure. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and a record of excellence in teaching. The appointment will begin in Fall 2002. Salary is commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scale. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae and names and addresses of three references to: Chair, Lecturer (LPSOE) Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, - 0332, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0332. The closing date is December 13, 2001. Information about the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is available at http://chem.ucsd.edu.

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Pfizer. NMR Spectroscopist. In this role, you will provide NMR spectroscopy support to medicinal chemistry programs in an active discovery research environment. Your primary responsibilities will include managing an open access laboratory with 3 automated, walk-up NMR spectrometers and using your extensive knowledge of organic chemistry to solve structural elucidation problems of small molecules with 1D/2D NMR methods. Excellent computer and communication skills are required, and you must be willing to work closely with the chemists to advance drug discovery. This position requires a BS/MS in Chemistry and at least 2 years experience in applying NMR to organic structural elucidation. Req. #17Jul0106230 Pfizer offers an exceptional work environment complete with competitive salaries, exceptional benefits and training opportunities designed to develop your professional talents. We encourage all applicants to apply by e-mailing your resume, indicating the appropriate Req. # in the subject field, to CEN@pfizerresumes.com. If necessary, you may also mail your resume, indicating Req. #, to: Pfizer Resume Processing Center, 630 Boston Road M-104, Billerica, MA 01821, Attn: Softshoe Resumes.

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Position Title: AST-Life Sciences Program Management, (Multiple Position). SERIES: GS-401. GRADE: GS-15. PROMOTION POTENTIAL: GS-15. DRUG TESTING POSITION: No. LOCATION: Office of Biological and Physical Research (OBPR) NASA , Headquarters, Washington, DC. Area of consideration: all sources - May be filled under delegated examining procedures or merit promotion procedures. Status applicants who wish to be considered under both merit promotion AND delegated examining procedures must submit two applications. If only one application is received from a status applicant, only merit promotion procedures will be followed.. OPENS: 08/06/01. CLOSES: 09/17/01. Qualifications and basis of rating duties: The incumbent will serve as an Enterprise Scientist in the Office of Biological & Physical Research (OBPR). Each incumbent supports the specialized identified discipline area (s), i.e. environmental control and life support, cell and molecular biology, and biology of complex systems, within the following Divisions: Bioastronautics Research Division and Fundamental Space Biology Division. A strong scientific background and experience in specialty is required. Specific duties include: (1) In coordination with the Division Director, the incumbent plans, directs, implements, manages, and monitors a national research program that supports scientific and technological development for future ground and space research capabilities equipment definition studies responding to identified space experiment needs, and commercialization activities leading toward privately-funded space enterprises. (2) determines the requirements and establishes scientific, objectives for flight and ground-based programs and formulates, participates in NASA Research Announcements, and prepares and presents the annual budget, including complete justification of funds required for the execution of the planned work. (3) provides scientific oversight for all science activities directly involved in the assigned science discipline at Headquarters, the field centers, universities, and the private sector as applicable. Selective factors: Mastery knowledge of advanced environmental control and life support system technology for space missions Mastery of cell and molecular biology. Mastery of biology of complex systems, either in developmental biology, evolutionary biology or microbial ecology. Knowledge skills and abilities: Knowledge of sound scientific research practices for space flight and ground-based program development. Demonstrated level of expertise in the relevant scientific discipline. Ability to interact and negotiate with external and international counterparts. Knowledge of Federal agency budget processes. Ability to communicate in writing with all levels of management including external organization. Ability to communicate orally with all levels of management and external organizations. ICTAP APPLICANTS: Interagency Career Transition Assistance program (ICTAP)applicants must submit a copy of their specific RIF notice and documentation from their Human Resources Office reflecting the promotion potential of their most recent Federal position. Selection priority will be given to well-qualified ICTAP applicants. "Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service may apply." Contact: Jeanette Covington on 358-4655.

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POSITION TITLE: AST-Advanced Technology Program Management. SERIES: GS-1301. GRADE: GS-15. PROMOTION POTENTIAL: GS-15. DRUG TESTING POSITION: No. LOCATION: Office of Biological and Physical Research (OBPR) NASA, Headquarters, Washington, DC. Area of consideration: all sources - May be filled under delegated examining procedures or merit promotion procedures. Status applicants who wish to be considered under both merit promotion AND delegated examining procedures must submit two applications. If only one application is received from a status applicant, only merit promotion procedures will be followed. OPENS: 08/06/01. CLOSES: 09/17/01. Qualifications and basis of rating duties: The incumbent will serve as an Enterprise Scientist in the Office of Biological & Physical Research (OBPR). The incumbent supports the Physical Sciences Division in the discipline area of fluid physics. A strong scientific background and experience in specialty is required. Specific duties include: (1) In coordination with the Division Director, the incumbent plans, directs, implements, manages, and monitors a national research program that supports scientific and technological development for future ground and space research capabilities equipment definition studies responding to identified space experiment needs, and commercialization activities leading toward privately-funded space enterprises. (2) determines the requirements and establishes scientific, objectives for flight and ground-based programs and formulates, participates in NASA Research Announcements, and prepares and presents the annual budget, including complete justification of funds required for the execution of the planned work. (3) provides scientific oversight for all science activities directly involved in the assigned science discipline at Headquarters, the field centers, universities, and the private sector as applicable. Selective factors: Mastery of fluid physics and transport phenomena, particularly the physics of complex fluids knowledge skills and abilities: Knowledge of sound scientific research practices for space flight and ground-based program development. Demonstrated level of expertise in the relevant scientific discipline. Ability to interact and negotiate with external and international counterparts. Knowledge of Federal agency budget processes. Ability to communicate in writing with all levels of management including external organization. Ability to communicate orally with all levels of management and external organizations. ICTAP APPLICANTS: Interagency Career Transition Assistance program (ICTAP)applicants must submit a copy of their specific RIF notice and documentation from their Human Resources Office reflecting the promotion potential of their most recent Federal position. Selection priority will be given to well-qualified ICTAP applicants. "Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service may apply." CONTACT: Jeanette Covington on 358-4655.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The University of Kansas Department of Medicinal Chemistry anticipates hiring a full-time tenure-track assistant professor beginning August 22, 2002, and invites applications for this position. A Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related field is required and postdoctoral experience is desirable. Duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and the direction of a vigorous, externally funded, basic research program. The research interests of the candidate should be in the field of bio-organic chemistry, defined broadly, and preferably should complement those of the current faculty. http://www.pharm.ukans.edu/medchem. The complete position announcement can be viewed at the website. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, a resume and a well developed outline of research plans, and must arrange for at least three letters of recommendation be sent to: Dr. Gunda L Georg, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-7582. E-mail: georg@ku.edu. Initial review of applications will begin September 14, 2001, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Department of Chemistry Loyola University of Chicago. Visiting Assistant Professorship teaching General Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. Spring Semester 2002 with possible extension to a second year. Teaching load: 1 lecture section of General Chemistry ( 3 lectures/week plus 1 discussion section ) and 1 lecture section of Physical Chemistry. One-on-one contact with students is expected. Limited possibilities for research with one of the current faculty. We have active research programs in analytical, biological, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. competitive salary and benefits for a full-time position. Apply by sending a resume and 3 letter of recommendation by October 1 to: Dr. Ken Olsen, Chair Department of Chemistry Loyola University of Chicago 6525 North Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60626, phone: (312) 508-3100, e-mail: kolsen@luc.edu.

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The Dept of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is initiating a search for tenure-track faculty with research programs at the chemistry-biology interface. Targeted research areas include the development/synthesis of novel chemical reagents for studies on gene expression, molecular imaging, cell biology, and combinatorial approaches to ligand discovery. We are primarily interested in assistant professor level candidates. We seek individuals with a record of significant accomplishment in research and high potential for creative scholarship. An interest in graduate and medical student teaching is also important. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine provides a stimulating and supportive environment to carry out research in the biomedical sciences. Strong research programs in chemical biology, virology, cancer biology, neurosciences, and immunology exist within the Dept of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences as well as in the University as a whole. A letter of inquiry, CV, summaries (1 - 4 pages) of up to two research proposals, up to 2 reprints, and three reference letters should be sent by interested applicants to: Dr. Philip A. Cole Chair, Faculty Search Committee Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 725 N. Wolfe St. Baltimore, MD 21205 fax (410) 614-7717.

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University of California, Davis Department of Chemistry. The Department invites applications for a cluster hire of four tenure-track ORGANIC faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. The expected beginning date is July 1,2002. Preferred candidates will have a background and research interests in chemical biology. This includes, but is not limited to, biosynthetic/synthetic/computational combinatorial chemistry, natural products' biosynthesis, chemical genetics, macromolecular ligand discovery, drug design, proteomics, etc. Candidates must have a strong commitment to research and teaching organic chemistry at the graduate and undergraduate level. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), a two page summary of previous research, concise research proposals, and three letters of reference to: Organic Recruitment Committee, Chemistry Department Room 108 University of California, One Shields Avenue Davis, CA 95616-5295. The position is open until filled, but to assure consideration, applications and reference letters should be received by October 1, 2001.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products Faculty Position. The Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products invites applications for a tenure-track position available fall 2002. Applicants at all levels are encouraged to apply. Candidates for assistant professor must have a Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral experience is desirable. The position requires development of an internationally recognized program of scholarly research and the demonstration of commitment to excellence in teaching at the professional and graduate levels. Programs in all areas of medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, and biochemistry will be considered, but preference will be given to studies that focus on drug discovery and design and the function of molecular targets. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, publication list, a concise description of proposed research, and arrange for four letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Harold Kohn, Chair, Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products, School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB# 7360, Beard Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7360. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 10 and continue until the position is filled.

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The University of Iowa Department of Chemistry seeks outstanding applicants for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. One position is for an Analytical Chemist with research interests in separations, mass spectrometry, optical spectroscopy, surface analysis, or electrochemistry, with a preference for areas related to bioanalytical chemistry. The ability to teach graduate and undergraduate level analytical courses and entry-level general chemistry is essential. The second position is for an individual with research interests in Environmental and Atmospheric Chemistry, Macromolecular Dynamics, Polymer Synthesis, or Combinatorial Chemistry (e.g., new classes of materials or compounds, new evaluation/analysis methods). The ability to teach graduate and undergraduate level courses in the applicant's area of expertise and entry-level general chemistry is essential. The ability to develop a vigorous research program is essential for either position. Applicants should submit a resume, transcripts, summaries of research and teaching plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation. Application materials should be addressed to: Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1294. Please specify the position for which you are applying. Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2001.

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Kansas State University, Assistant Professor Search. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August, 2002. We seek an outstanding faculty member with research interests in any area of analytical or physical chemistry. We especially welcome applicants whose research interests complement those of our current faculty, for details see http://www.ksu.edu/chem/faculty/. The successful applicant is expected to establish a vigorous and creative research program that will attract extramural funding and capable co-workers, and to demonstrate excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Outstanding candidates will be considered for appointment at the Associate Professor level. Informal inquiries are welcome to the Department Head, Professor Sherwood (Tel. (785) 532-6665; e-mail escachem@ksu.edu; FAX (785) 532-6666). Applicants should submit a letter of application, a complete curriculum vita, copies of transcripts from graduate studies, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and a description of proposed research, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Anne Kelley, Chair Assistant Professor Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-3701 (Tel. (785) 532-3843; e-mail: amkelley@ksu.edu; FAX (785) 532-6666). Screening will commence October 15,2001.

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University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. Faculty Position in Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry The Division of Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry (NINPC) invites outstanding applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, Chemistry, Biochemistry or Biological Sciences and relevant postdoctoral experience. The new position offers excellent laboratory space, start-up package and salary with expectation of establishing an independent research program and teaching in the graduate and professional programs. Applicants with research interests in any aspect of Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology are encouraged to apply. Information about NINPC may be found at http://www.uiowa.edu/~mnpcphar/. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a concise description of their proposed research and a list of three references to: Professor Kevin G. Rice, Chair, Search Committee, Division of Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242, by October 1.

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The University of Michigan, Department of Chemistry has initiated two faculty searches; one search for an experimental physical chemist at the Assistant Professor level (although more senior applicants will be considered), and a second for a theorist, preferably at the senior level. We are particularly interested in candidates in the areas of biophysical chemistry, materials chemistry, and spectroscopy who can complement current strengths and take advantage of unique opportunities at Michigan. For instance, the University is currently constructing an interdisciplinary Life Sciences Institute as part of a larger, campus-wide Life Sciences Initiative. Biophysical chemistry is also supported by a Biophysics Research Division, a Molecular Biophysics Training Grant, a Cellular Biotechnology Training Grant, and the proximity of a major medical center. In the area of spectroscopy, we have recently established a multi-million dollar NSF-funded Physics Frontiers Center: Frontiers in Optical Coherent Ultrafast Science (FOCUS), as well as an Optical Physics Interdisciplinary Laboratory. The materials area is supported by interdisciplinary programs in Applied Physics and Macromolecular Science and Engineering as well as a new Bioengineering program, a new Center for Biologic Nanotechnology, and an NSF-funded IGERT training grant in Molecularly Designed Electronic, Photonic, and Nanostructured Materials. Candidates should send a CV and a description of research projects and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Joseph P. Marino, Chairman, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055.

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The Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology seeks applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the field of inorganic chemistry. The initial appointment will be for four years. Outstanding candidates with a Ph.D. and a strong commitment to research and teaching excellence are invited t send a curriculum vitae, publication list, research plan, and three letters of recommendation to: Inorganic Chemistry Search, M/C 127-72, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125. Application deadline is Nov.1, 2001.

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Western Washington University. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions starting September 16, 2002, one in chemical education and the second in inorganic or physical chemistry. Exceptionally qualified candidates at more senior ranks will also be considered. The department is entering a period of major change with ten new faculty to be hired over the next 5-6 years. The recent award of a $746,000 Department Development Grant from the Research Corporation and the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust will help 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 will be 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. 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 8. 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 Chemistry Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has full-time openings at the assistant professor level or at the tenured level in all areas of chemistry including the interdisciplinary areas of environmental chemistry, materials chemistry and chemical biology. Candidates must have the Ph.D. degree by August 21, 2002. All applicants should demonstrate truly exceptional accomplishments and future potential in both independent scholarship and teaching. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a detailed statement of research and professional objective, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Gregory S. Girolami, Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, 505 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801, (telephone: 217/333-5071). Salary negotiable. All applications received by October 1, 2001 will receive full consideration for appointments starting August 21, 2002.

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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 organic/bioorgamic 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, 2001, but applications past that date will be considered until the positions are filled.

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Brown University invites applications for two tenure-track positions as Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Brown University, in Organic Chemistry or a closely related field. Both positions will start July 1, 2002. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, broadly defined, including synthetic organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, chemical biology, biochemistry, organic materials science, physical organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, or a closely related field and a record of successful research in one or more of these areas. A demonstrated ability to teach organic chemistry at the undergraduate level and in appropriate upper level courses is expected. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Applicants should submit complete curriculum vitae, including graduate and undergraduate transcripts, publication list, statement of research plans and requirements, and should have three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Matthew B. Zimmt, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912-9108. To guarantee full consideration, all application materials should be received by October 15, 2001.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Position, Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. An opening is available immediately for a postdoctoral fellow to work within the Chemical Biology Program on studies of photoactivated drugs in model membranes. The successful candidate should have experience in one or more of the following areas: photochemistry, physical organic chemistry, flash photolysis, fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, vesicles and supported lipid bilayers. The project will focus on studies of membrane and protein damage initiated by photosensitizers in vesicles and supported lipid bilayers as membrane mimics, using a variety of methods, including fluorescence and flash photolysis as well as fluorescence and atomic force microscopy. Postdoctoral positions at the NRC are filled through the Visiting Fellowships in Government Laboratories program, administered by NSERC. Positions are initially for a two-year term with the option of renewal for a third year. Further details and application forms are available at the following web site: http://www.nrc.ca/careers; additional information on the Steacie Institute is available at http://gold.sao.nrc.ca/sims. For further information please contact ( preferably by e-mail): Dr. Linda Johnston, Tel. 613-990-0973, Fax 613-952-0068, E-mail: Linda.Johnston@nrc.ca.

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Postdoctoral research position, Available Immediately. Bioinorganic/Environmental chemistry Johns Hopkins University, Chemistry Department. Bioinorganic and/or environmental inorganic chemistry. Synthetic models for copper and iron-containing metalloenzyme active sites. Metal-catalyzed R-Cl dehalogenation chemistry. Synthesis (ligands, metal complexes) and structural-spectroscopic characterization, reactivity and mechanistic studies. The study of copper complex and heme-copper and/or heme/non-heme iron interactions with O2 or nitrogen oxide (NOx) species is emphasized, however projects could involve use of peptide based ligands, host- guest interactions, copper-complex interactions with DNA or peptide/proteins, and reductive or oxidative dehalogenation of R-Cl containing compounds. Experience in synthesis, air-sensitive manipulation, and spectroscopic characterization is preferred, but the quality of the candidate is more important than the specific background. Please send (e-mail applications are fine) a cover letter, a C.V. (which includes descriptions of research experience) and the names of two or three references (including their mailing and e-mail addresses and phone numbers) to: Professor Kenneth D. Karlin, Dept. of Chemistry-Remsen Hall, Johns Hopkins University 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, 21218-2685, USA, Email: karlin@jhu.edu, web: http://jhunix.hcf.jhu.edu/~karlin/, or http://www.jhu.edu/~chem/craems/.

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Postdoctoral position in theoretical chemical physics at the University of Rochester. One year with a possible extension to a second year. Starting date is flexible. Research topics: Design and simulation of multidimensional femtosecond spectroscopic probes of structure and electronic and vibrational dynamics of biomolecules and protein folding; Single-molecule spectroscopy; Developing time dependent density matrix algorithms for electronic structure and excitations; Many-body theory of nonlinear optical processes in dendrimers, chromophore aggregates, organic and semiconductor nanostructures; Nonlinear x-ray spectroscopy molecules; Biological Electron and Energy Transfer. Send a curriculum vitae, publication list and arrange for two or three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Shaul Mukamel; Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester; P.O. Box 270216, Rochester, New York 14627-0216, Telephone: (716) 275-3080 Fax: (716) 473-6889, Email: mukamel@chem.rochester.edu, Webpage: http://www.chem.rochester.edu/Faculty/Mukamel.html, Group webage: http://markov.chem.rochester.edu/Welcome.html.

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Zhibin Guan, Ph.D., of the University of California-Irvine is seeking assistance in identifying candidates for two postdoctoral research positions in his laboratory. I would be most grateful if you would pass the following letter along to a graduate student who may be interested, post it in you laboratory, or forward it to your research group by e-mail. The current research projects in my group aim to develop novel organic materials at the interfaces with biology and catalysis. At the material-biology interface, we draw inspiration from Nature to develop macromolecules that mimic the structures and functions of biological tissues such as muscle. We are currently developing model macromolecules having well-defined secondary structures formed by precise hydrogen-bonding. We will use atomic force microscopy (AFM) to investigate their material functions at single molecule level. The long-term objective is to develop biomimetic materials for biomedical applications including tissue engineering and gene therapy. At the material-catalysis interface, the project aims to build upon our previous efforts to develop catalytic routes to control polymer topology (e.g.Science 1999, 283, 2059). The current project will focus on developing new ligands for transition-metal catalysts and developing functional materials via catalytic routes. The ultimate goal is to develop efficient catalytic routes that can transform simple small molecules into macromolecular materials having complex topology and high functions. Candidates for these positions should have strong skills in the synthesis and characterization of organic or organometallic compounds and should be interested in applying these skills to novel organic materials designs. My research group tends to be composed of researchers with a variety of backgrounds including organic synthesis, organometallic catalysis, and biomaterial synthesis and studies. Common to all of the members of my group is a genuine passion for chemistry and an eagerness to discuss and communi-cate their findings. Postdoctoral researchers in my group have full access to UCI's superb instrumental facilities (NMR, MS, X-ray crystallography, etc.) and benefit from the department's excellent synthetic organic, organic materials, and bioorganic research and seminar programs. Candidates will also have access to interviewers from a variety of chemical, pharmaceutical and materials companies who come to UCI to recruit our graduate and postdoctoral students. Candidates for the position should send a CV and letters of reference to: Zhibin Guan, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, 516 Rowland Hall, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-2025, Internet: zguan@uci.edu, Phone: 949 824-5172; Fax: 949-824-2210, http://www.chem.uci.edu/people/faculty/zguan/.

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