Chemistry Newsletter - 08/28/2000

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXXV No. 28 August 28th, 2000

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Congratulations to Professor Tom Record

Congratulations to Professor Tom Record on winning the 2001 Founders Award of the Biophysical Society! The award is given for outstanding achievement in Biophysics and will be presented at the 2001 Meeting in Boston. Congratulations Tom!!

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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry - Fall 2000

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 seven 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 in to 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 7 Hyuk Yu Art Ellis Tom Farrar
September14 Jim Weisshaar Silvia Cavagnero Tom Brunold
September 21 Jim Skinner Gil Nathanson John Wright
September 28 Mark Ediger Bob McMahon Bob Hamers
October 5 Howard Zimmerman Clark Landis Rob Corn
October 12 Sam Gellman Arun Yethiraj Ned Sibert
October 19 Fleming Crim Steve Nelsen Shannon Stahl

 

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The Chemistry Newsletter will resume weekly publication on 9/11/2000.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings --- Tuesdays

1:30 PM - Room 8335 Chemistry

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

Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays

1:20 PM - Chairs Office

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

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ed Yeung, Iowa State. "Imaging Single Molecules: Implications On Microenvironments And Disease Diagnosis."

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Wednesday, September 6th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Brian Fox, Enzyme Inst. & Biochemistry UW-Madison.

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Tuesday, September 12th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Tim Lodge, (McElvain), University of Minnesota. "Self-Assembly in Block Copolymer Solutions: The Forest, Plus a Few Trees"

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Wednesday, September 13th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Marc Anderson, Water Chemistry-UW-Madison.

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ranko Richert, Arizona State. "Heterogeneous Dynamics in Supercooled Materials"

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Wednesday, September 20th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building.- Daniel Moser, Postdoc, UW-Madison.

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ricardo Metz, University of Massachusetts. "Photofragment Spectroscopy of Exotic Ions: Dications and Reaction Intermediates"

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Wednesday, September 27th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. - Doug Sillars, Grad Student, UW-Madison.

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Monday, October 2nd 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building.- Magdolna Hargittai, Eotvos University-Hungry.

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Wednesday, October 4th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. - Bo Hong, U Calif. At Irvine.

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Daniel van der Weide, UW-Engineering. "Terahertz Interactions With Molecules, Both Real And Artificial"

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Michael Rubinstein, UNC, Chapel Hill. "Electrostatic Interactions in Polymeric Systems"

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Wednesday, October 11th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building.- Pat Shapley, U of Illinois.

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Monday, Octoberber 16th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. - Jean Francois Halet.

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jim Cowin, PNNL. "Sculpting the Oil-Water Interface to Probe Ion Solvation"

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Wednesday, October 18th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building.- Seth Brown.

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Tuesday, October 25th Room 1361 Chemistry, 4:00 p.m., - Wednesday 26th Room B371 Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., - Thursday 27th Room 8335 Chemistry, 3:30 p.m. Hirschfelder Prize Lecture Series. Roald Hoffmann, Cornell University.

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Wednesday, October 25th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. - Kelley Lake, Grad Student, UW-Madison.

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Andrew Marcus, Oregon State University.

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Wednesday, November 1st 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. - Jason Halfen, UW-Eau Claire.

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Monday, November 6th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. - Jeff Dougan, Grad Student, UW-Madison.

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Gary Slater, University of Ottawa. "An Exact Numerical Approach to Calculating Diffusion Coefficients in Chemistry and Biology"

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Wednesday, November 8th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. - Jeff Zaleski, Indiana.

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Wednesday, November 15th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. - Anne- Frances Miller, U of Kentucky.

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Recent Publications

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Wang LM; Liu QH; Corn RM; Condon AE; Smith LM.

Multiple word DNA computing on surfaces.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 122, Iss 31, pp 7435-7440.

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Park SH; Raines RT.

Genetic selection for dissociative inhibitors of designated protein-protein interactions.

NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY 2000, Vol 18, Iss 8, pp 847-851.

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Zhao W; Murdoch KM; Besemann DM; Condon NJ; Meyer KA; Wright JC.

Nonlinear two-dimensional vibrational spectroscopy.

APPLIED SPECTROSCOPY 2000, Vol 54, Iss 7, pp 1000-1004.

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Raines RT.

Ribonuclease A: From model system to cancer chemotherapeutic.

ITALIAN JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 49, Iss 1, pp 13-13.

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Saulys D; Joshkin V; Khoudiakov M; Kuech TF; Ellis AB; Oktyabrsky SR; McCaughan L.

An examination of the surface decomposition chemistry of lithium niobate precursors under high vacuum conditions.

JOURNAL OF CRYSTAL GROWTH 2000, Vol 217, Iss 3, pp 287-301.

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Appella DH; LePlae PR; Raguse TL; Gellman SH.

(R,R,R)-2,5-diaminocylohexanecarboxylic acid, a building block for water-soluble, helix-forming beta-peptides.

JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 65, Iss 15, pp 4766-4769.

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Morris JR; Behr P; Antman MD; Ringeisen BR; Splan J; Nathanson GM.

Molecular beam scattering from supercooled sulfuric acid: Collisions of HCl, HBr, and HNO3 with 70 wt % D2SO4.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 2000, Vol 104, Iss 29, pp 6738-6751.

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

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The Eleventh (11th) Annual Argonne Symposium

The Eleventh (11th) Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering and Mathematics will be held at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) on Friday, November 3, and Saturday, November 4, 2000. Research papers, presented exclusively by undergraduates, will be accepted in the following: Analytical Chemistry, Astrophysics and Geophysics, BioChemistry, Cell Biology, Computer Science, Condensed Matter Physics, Engineering, Environmental Science, General Biology, General Physics, Genetics, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Nuclear and Atomic Physics, Organometallic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Physics and Spectroscopy. The total time allotted for each presentation is twenty (20) minutes. Therefore, students should prepare a 15 minute presentation and allow an additional 5 minutes for questions from the audience. Abstracts MUST be submitted electronically. Format Information, deadlines and registration forms are available in Room. Deadline for electronic receipt of abstracts is Friday, October 6, 2000. NO PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN A NON-ELECTRONIC FORMAT.

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Course Announcement - Fall 2000

Biochemical Mechanisms of Tumor Promotion and Progression. Course #: Human Oncology 640 CREDITS: 2 Credits. TIMES: TUE, THU 9:55 am. PREREQUISITES: Biochemistry 501 or consent of instructor. DEPT: Human Oncology, K4/418 CSC. INSTRUCTOR: Ajit K. Verma, Ph.D., K4/532 CSC. EMAIL: akverma@facstaff.wise.edu. TENTATIVE DESCRIPTION OF COURSE CONTENT: The focus of this course is to review the current knowledge of the signal transduction pathways associated with the promotion and progression steps of carcinogenesis. We discuss biochemical and molecular processes linked to the activation of protooncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, the disruption of normal intercellular communication and apoptosis during malignant transformation. The ultimate goal of this course is to evaluate the knowledge of oncogenesis as a rational approach for the design of agents for human cancer prevention. This course will include lectures on the multiple steps of carcinogenesis in both in vivo and in vitro models. The biological and biochemical mechanisms of tumor promotion and progression will be explored in depth. Current journal articles will be evaluated for ways in which carcinogenesis accompanies alteration in normal signal transduction pathways to cell proliferation, differentiation, intercellular communication and apoptosis.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The Department of Chemistry at DePaul University invites applications for a tenure-track position in quantum or computational chemistry at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning in Fall 2001. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in quantum or computational chemistry and be interested in teaching and conducting research at the B.S. and/or M.S. levels in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close faculty-student interaction. The ability to conduct research with undergraduates in computational chemistry will be considered a plus. The chemistry department has an instrument budget and modern instrumentation to support both teaching needs and most areas of research interest. Send resume, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, an outline of research interests, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Wendy S. Wolbach, Chair, Department of Chemistry, DePaul University, 1036 W. Belden Ave., Chicago, IL 60614. Inquiries may be sent to wwolbach@condor.depaul.edu. Also note our web site: http://www.depaul.edu/~alchemy/. Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2000.

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Cypress Research. Analytical Chemist-NMR (362). PhD chemist preferred. MS with significant relevant experience will be considered. Will be responsible for running the NMR lab for a large specialty chemical company. Responsibilities include the operation and troubleshooting of a Varian 300 MHz NMR. Provide NMR support to R&D, technical service, applications, pilot plant operations and other business units. Must have clear understanding of organic structures and functional groups required to interpret multinuclear NMR spectra. Other duties will include some wet chemical analysis and the development of new analytical methodologies using classical analytical techniques. Familiarity with Unix is desired. Strong leadership potential and communications skills required. Permanent US residency required. Please contact: Wendy Gentile, Cypress Research, P.O. Box 130702, The Woodlands, Texas 77393-0702, 281-367-5427 phone, 281-292-3255 fax, e-mail: cysearch@aol.com.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Faculty Position in ANALYTICAL Chemistry: Applications are invited for a faculty position in Analytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Arizona. We expect to fill this position at the Assistant Professor level, but qualified applicants at other levels are invited to apply. Candidate(s) must be strongly motivated toward development of a vigorous and productive research program, and must have a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A CV, list of publications, description of future research plans and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Analytical Chemistry Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Arizona, P.O. Box 210041, Tucson, AZ 85721-0041. Review of applicant files is ongoing until the position(s) are filled.

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Faculty Positions in INORGANIC Chemistry: The Department of Chemistry of the University of Arizona seeks to fill two faculty positions in Inorganic Chemistry. Position title will depend on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Candidates should submit a CV, list of publications, description of past and current research and future research plans, and three letters of recommendation. Submit application materials to: Inorganic Chemistry Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Arizona, P. O. Box 210041, Tucson, AZ 85721-0041. Review of materials is ongoing until the position is filled.

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Faculty Position in ORGANIC Chemistry: Applications are invited for a faculty position in Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Arizona. We expect to fill this position at the Assistant Professor level, but qualified applicants at other levels are invited to apply. Candidate(s) must be strongly motivated toward development of a vigorous and productive research program, and must have a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A CV, list of publications, description of future research plans, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Organic Chemistry Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Arizona, P.O. Box 210041, Tucson, AZ 85721-0041. Review of applicant files will be ongoing until the position(s) are filled.

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Tenure-Track positions in Inorganic and Physical Chemistry. LaFayette College Department of Chemistry. Two full-time, tenure track assistant professor positions are available fall 2001 for individuals with expertise in physical or inorganic chemistry. Other teaching will include introductory chemistry and other courses depending on expertise; we especially encourage applications from individuals with additional expertise in environmental chemistry. Ph.D. in chemistry required; postdoctoral and teaching experience preferred. The successful candidates will be expected to develop active experimental research programs involving undergraduates. The department is well-equipped with a new facility and extensive instrumentation. Lafayette College is in the Lehigh Valley, 60 miles from Philadelphia and 70 miles from New York. Additional information is available at http://www.lafayette.edu/~chem/. Send curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, a brief (3 page) summary of a proposed research program, and have three letters of recommendation sent to either: the Inorganic or Physical Chemistry Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry, Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042 by October 10, 2000. No application materials by email or fax.

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The Department of Chemistry at Bates College http://www.bates.edu, a selective liberal arts college of 1,650 students, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Organic Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level to begin September 2001. Teaching expectations incude a two-semester organic chemistry course with laboratory and at least one additional course in an area of interest to the successful applicant. The applicant will be expected to develop a research program that will involve undergraduates. Major departmental equipment holdings for teaching and research include: 300 MHz NMR, EPR, FT-IR, ICP, GC-MS and UV-vis spectrometers, as well as HPLCs ultracentrifuges, IBM work stations (with SPARTAN software) and a NDYAG-pumped dye laser. A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral experience is desirable. Review of applications begins October 2, 2000, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, brief statements of teaching philosophy and research interests and three letters of recommendation to: Professor T. Glen Lawson, Department of Chemistry Search Committee Chair, (R2334), c/o Bates College Secretarial Services, 2 Andrews Road, 7 Lane Hall, Lewiston, ME 04240. Email inquiries may be directed to: tlawson@bates.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at Carleton College invites applications for an entry-level tenure-track position to begin Fall of 2001. In extraordinary circumstances, hiring at a more advanced level might be considered. Ph.D. required. Teaching strengths in introductory chemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and an upper-division course in one's field of expertise are sought. Research areas that will most complement our department are those in materials science, condensed phase physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry or computational chemistry. Please submit a CV, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, three letters of reference, a statement of teaching philosophy (including areas of teaching interests), and a statement of proposed research by October 16, 2000 to: Marion Cass, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Carleton College, Northfield, MN 55057.

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The Virginia Tech Department of Chemistry seeks applicants for tenure track position in inorganic chemistry and closely related areas. Candidates with research interests in Inorganic Biochemistry and Inorganic Materials Chemistry will find opportunities for interdisciplinary research within areas identified by the university for emphasis. The appointment level is open. The person appointed will have responsibility for: 1) active participation in teaching those undergraduate and graduate courses assigned by the department chair; 2) the development and maintenance of an internationally-recognized research program within the framework of her/his individual areas of interest and expertise and consistent with the goals and objectives of a university environment; 3) participation in department and university administrative governance and advising functions as deemed necessary by the chair of the department; 4) the continuing development of her/his own scholarly activities and professional capabilities; and 5) adherence to the responsibilities of the general faculty as delineated by the Faculty Handbook - web: http://ate.cc.vt.edu/PROVOST/fhb/fhbtoc.html. The potential for inter- and cross-disciplinary interactions will be a desirable attribute. All applicants must have a strong professional background preparing them for excellence in research and teaching; a willingness and ability to work in a "high-tech" environment; a desire to work with a student body which is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, interests, and abilities; an ability to discern future trends in the discipline; vision, creativity, and leadership skills; commitment/sensitivity to address issues of diversity in the university community. Junior applicants must have an earned doctorate at the time of appointment. Senior applicants must have an internationally recognized and well-funded research program leading to publications in high quality journals. Starting date is August, 2001 or as appropriate. Deadline for full consideration, applications should be received by November 17, 2000. However, applications and nominations will be considered until the position is filled. Submit application and letters to: Professor Brian E. Hanson, Chair of the Inorganic Chemistry Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0212. Applications for the entry level position of Assistant Professor should include; a resume which includes educational background, teaching and research experience; at least dime letters of recommendation; statements describing teaching interests and future research plans; and a list of publications. In place of research plans, applicants at senior levels may submit five selected publications and a record of funding success.

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University of Utah. Two tenure-track positions are available in organic and physical chemistry. Although we intend to fill the positions at the Assistant Professor level, an appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level will be considered for exceptional candidates. For the physical position, a research emphasis in condensed- phase, biophysical, or materials-related physical chemistry will best complement our existing research activities. 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 Monday, October 16, 2000, and continue until suitable candidates are identified. Reply to: Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, 315 South 1400 East Room 2020, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0850.

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The search by the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry has been extended, with a desired starting date of January, 2001. The position requires an earned doctorate in any area of analytical chemistry. Teaching experience is desired. ABD will be considered. Instrumentation available for instruction and research includes GC/MS, BPLC, ion chromatograph, AA, FTIR, FTNMR and polarographic analyzer. Undergraduate research supervision is expected and supported. Experience in analytical techniques, instrumentation, and laboratory information management which complement existing faculty will enhance the application. Collaboration in instrument maintenance is expected. To apply send a letter with a statement of teaching philosophy, research plans and equipment needs, a complete vita, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. James Carroll, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 6001 Dodge St., Omaha, NE 68182. Consideration starts September 1, 2000. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Alma College. A full-time, temporary, faculty position for academic year 2000-2001. Applicants from all areas of organic chemistry are encouraged. Candidates will be evaluated on their potential as enthusiastic teachers. A Ph.D. and undergraduate teaching experience are preferred. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. Teaching Responsibilities: This temporary position is full-time for the academic year, beginning September 5, 2000. The successful applicant will teach organic lectures and laboratories. The successful applicant will become part of a department of four chemists and one biochemist. ACS certified degrees are offered in both chemistry and biochemistry. Salaries, benefits, and support for professional development are very competitive. For more information about our Department and facilities, visit our web site at http://www.alma.edu/academics/chemistry/index.htm. Send vitae and the names of three references to: Dr. Scott T. Hill, Department of Chemistry, Alma College, Alma, Michigan 48801. These materials may be sent by email or FAX - Hill@Alma.edu; FAX (517) 463-7076.

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Kansas State University. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August, 2001. 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 enquiries 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; a description of research proposals; 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, Kansas, 66506-3701 (Tel: (785)532-3843; FAX: (785)532-6666; e-mail: amkelley@ksu.edu. Screening will commence October 16, 2000.

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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, 2001. 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 2, 2000 will receive full consideration for appointments starting August 21, 2001.

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The University of Denver invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor in the area of biochemistry. A more detailed description of the department may be found at our web site: http://www.du.edu/chemistry. We are seeking an individual with commitment to quality and innovation in chemical education and research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will develop a program of experimental research, preferably in an area of biological chemistry. Applications, nominations or inquiries concerning this position should be sent to: Barbara J. Beckman, Assistant to the Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208. Applications should contain a letter of interest summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed commencing October 16th, the review continuing until the position is filled.

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Junior-level faculty position in organic chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University. We are particularly interested in people who will build vibrant research programs at interfaces with the biological and/or materials sciences. We are now looking to bolster our ranks in the organic group, which currently consists of chemists with strong backgrounds in physical organic chemistry, who study fundamental molecular properties (Stu Staley) or reach out into polymer and materials sciences (Kris Matyjaszewski and Rick McCullough) or biological sciences (myself). The ability to cross traditional boundaries is fostered by an extraordinarily supportive administration at the department, college and university levels and by highly collaborative groups in our department, as well as in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Biomedical and Health Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Physics. Research in the department is strongly supported by an ensemble of facilities and instruments. The Center for Molecular Analysis houses state-of-the-art MALDI-TOF and electrospray mass spectrometers, UV-vis, FTIR and circular dichroism spectrometers, and two 30OMHz NMR instruments. Time-resolved fluorescence, EPR, M6ssbauer, light scattering, GC mass spectrometry, Raman, and Stark spectroscopies are available within individual research groups. Send to: Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Chemistry, 4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3890, phone: 412-268-3125, Fax: 412-268-1061.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - "Dihydrogen Compounds and Metallophthalacyanines". Closing Date September 15, 2000. Houghton, MI, US. Michigan Technological University, Department of Chemistry. Organization Profile Mid-sized chemistry department with the usual spectroscopic tools. People with synthetic experience in inorganic chemistry utilizing air-sensitive manipulations, NMR spectroscopy and single crystal diffractometry are urged to apply. Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer. Minorities are strongly urged to apply. Research into the synthesis and reactivity of dihydrogen compounds and catalytic attributes of metallophthalacyanines. The position is for 12 months starting anytime between September to December 2000 and $23,913 USD. To apply send a complete CV, copy of the Ph.D. degree, and the names of three references, to the following address: Rudy Luck, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931, USA, Ph 906 487-2309, E-mail: rluck@mtu.edu.

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Postdoctoral Positions in Biomolecular NMR. Structural Biology Center University of Texas-Houston Medical School. Postdoctoral positions are available to solve protein structures using modern NMR methods. Research focus is to elucidate the molecular basis for cell cycle regulation. Fellows will study the solution structures and dynamics of proteins or protein fragments using hetero- and homonuclear multidimensional gradient NMR techniques on a 600 MHz Avance NMR spectrometer. The projects will also incorporate proteomics approaches to identify and characterize interacting proteins. Candidates who are competent in multidimensional heteronuclear NMR methods and solving protein structures or in pulse program development and interest in learning to solve structures are preferred. Our laboratory, part of a newly established Structural Biology Center, is well-equipped with a state-of-the-art 600 MHz Avance Spectrometer from Bruker and modern facilities for protein chemistry, molecular biophysics, biochemistry, and computation. Application by e-mail is preferred. Please contact with your CV and the names, addresses, and e-mail of three references to: Dr. Sudha Veeraraghavan, Structural Biology Center, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, 6431 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, e-mail: sudha@scripps.edu.

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Openings are anticipated for postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Professor Guilford Jones of the Department of Chemistry of Boston University. Research efforts, to begin on or about November 1, 2000, will be carried out primarily in the newly established Photonics Center at BU. Outstanding facilities are available that include a variety of time-resolved experiments involving flash photolysis or photoluminescence. Work will be focused on the following programs:

1) New materials for solid state dye lasers -- study of the photochemistry and photophysics of dyes in microporous glass and other novel materials using pump-probe and other techniques.

2) Biomimetic photochemistry -- study of de novo synthetic peptides and modified proteins having electron transfer conjugating groups or "photoligands" -- use of laser flash photolysis and biophysical techniques to relate structure and photochemical (charge transport) function.

Recent publications: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 121, 11016 (1999), J. Am. Chem. Soc., 122, 388 (2000). Along with the conduct of basic research, the Photonics Center at Boston University emphasizes contacts with the corporate sector and the development of new products and processes related to light-matter interaction. Applicants should have a strong background in photochemistry with specializations either involving fast time-resolved methods, particularly involving electron transfer systems, or photochemical/ photophysical probes of biological macromolecules. Applications require a c.v., publications list, and three references. Application materials should be sent to: Professor Guilford Jones, Photonics Center, Boston University, 8 St. Mary's Street, 9th floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, Tel: 617-353-8656 Fax: 617-353-7271, email: jones@chem.bu.edu.

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Marquette University. Post Doctoral research Associate (full-time, grant funded). Carry out synthetic reactions, purify and analyze products in a project directed toward the preparation of polyene or cyclopropane containing natural products. Requires a doctorate in chemistry with extensive experience in multi-step organic transformations and/or pi-organometallic chemistry. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position available immediately. Interested individuals please send a curriculum vitae and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. William A. Donaldson Department of Chemistry, Marquette University, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881.

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Professor Abraham Clearfield of Texas A & M University. A post-doctoral fellowship in inorganic chemistry is available starting in October 2000. The areas of study include synthesis, crystal engineering, materials chemistry and separations chemistry. Knowledge of crystallography is helpful but not essential. We are superbly equipped in terms of the state of the science X-ray, Mass Spectrometer, NMR, magnetic measurement and electron microscopy methodology. Send C.V. and two letters of recommendation to: Professor Abraham Clearfield, Department of Chemistry, Texas A & M University, Mail Stop 3255, College Station, Texas 77843.

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship Available Post doctoral fellowship positions to work in the Chemical Dynamics Visitors Laboratory of the Combustion Research Facility of Sandia National Laboratory involving the development and use of Ion Imaging techniques for the study of chemical reactivity are available. Ion imaging is a technique to measure the velocity of a distribution of laser-ionized cations or photoelectrons. By analyzing the velocity information the energetics and mechanisms of chemical significant processes can be determined. The Ion Imaging technique, supported by the Office of Chemical Sciences of BES was first demonstrated in 1987 at Sandia and is now employed in over 30 laboratories worldwide. Ion Imaging has allowed the accurate and precise measurement of velocity distributions of quantum-state selectively ionized molecules. This is an important quantity to measure because it is a sensitive test of the details of chemical processes. The technique has been applied to the study of molecular photodissociation as well as inelastic and reactive scattering in crossed molecular beams. This technique makes it possible to efficiently measure the velocity (both speed and angle) of reactions products produced in a particular quantum state. Be being able to measure the velocity of a quantum state selectively ionized product more detailed comparison to exacting chemical reactivity theory is possible. Apply to: Sandia National Laboratories, P.O. Box 969, Livermore, CA 94551-0969, Phone: 510-294-3132, Fax: 510-294-2276, e-mail: chandler@ca.sandia.gov.

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is seeking a candidate for a postdoctoral position at MIT in Experimental Free-Radical Kinetics and Spectroscopy. The postdoc will be working with Bill Green's group in Chemical Engineering and with Bob Field's group in Chemistry, and using the excellent laser facilities of the MIT Spectroscopy Laboratory. The postdoc will have opportunities to interact with experts in computer-aided kinetic modeling, quantum chemistry, and chemical dynamics as well as with the large community of experimental kineticists, dynamicists, and spectroscopists at MIT. The kinetic measurements will be closely related to the Green group's development of detailed kinetic models for free radical processes such as combustion and partial oxidation kinetics. It is expected that some of the newly observed radicals will have spectra well suited for detailed spectroscopic and dynamics studies in collaboration with other members of the Field group. For more information on research in the Green and Field groups, see http://web.mit.edu/whgreen/www/, http://web.mit.edu/chemisty/www/faculty/field.html, http://rwf.lms.mit.edu/group/group.html and the linked Web pages. The radicals will be generated using laser flash photolysis, and probed using a variety of optical techniques. Most of the measurements will be made in a gas phase flow cell pumped by a Roots Blower or in a molecular beam in a newly renovated laser laboratory, and excellent facilities are also available for making solution phase measurements. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Chemical Engineering or a related field, prior experience using lasers, and experience developing new experiments and/or apparatus. A high degree of independence, initiative, energy, and motivation are expected. Send to: Asst. Professor William H. Green Jr, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cambridge, MA 02139, phone: 617-253-9695, Fax: 617-252-1651 or 617-253-9695, e-mail:whgreen@mit.edu.

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