Chemistry Newsletter - 08/28/2006

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXX - No. 28 August 28th, 2006

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Professor Helen Blackwell Wins a Focused Giving Grant

We are delighted to report that Professor Helen Blackwell has won a Focused Giving Grant from the Johnson & Johnson Company. This completely unrestricted grant provides funding for her exciting and pioneering research on biofilms and quorum sensing, and their understanding and control through organic chemistry. For more info see the nice news story at: http://www.news.wisc.edu/12811.html. Congratulations Helen!

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Chemistry Newsletter Back To Weekly Schedule Starting September 11

The Chemistry Newsletter will be published weekly again starting with the next issue, September 11th. Please continue to submit any newsletter items to Bruce Goldade in room 1146 or by e-mail to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu. Thank You.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

 

9/26/2006 - Exec Meeting Only

9/19/2006

10/17/2006

11/14/2006

12/12/2006 - Exec Meeting Only

12/19/2006

2/13/2007

3/13/2007

4/10/2007

5/08/2007

 

Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130

9/05/2006

9/26/2006

10/10/2006

10/24/2006

11/7/2006

11/21/2006

12/05/2007

1/23/2007

2/06/2007

2/20/2007

3/06/2007

3/20/2007

4/17/2007

5/01/2007

5/15/2007

 

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Introductory Physical Chemistry Research Talks

Here is the Fall 2006 schedule for the Introductory Physical Chemistry Research Talks for entering graduate students interested in physical chemistry.

 

5:45

6:45

7:15

7:45

September 14th

Mark Ediger

Silvia Cavagnero

Joshua Coon

September 21st

Jim Weisshaar

Nita Sahai

Martin Zanni

September 28th

Bob McMahon

Jim Skinner

Frank Keutsch

October 5th

Fleming Crim

Thomas Brunold

John Berry

October 12th

Tom Record

John Wright

Arun Yethiraj

Qiang Cui

October 19th

Gil Nathanson

Song Jin

Bob Hamers

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Silvia Cavagnero, UW-Madison Chemistry Department. “How do Proteins Fold at Birth? Mechanisms of in vitro and Cotranslational Protein Folding”

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stephen R. Leone, University of California, Berkeley. “Chemical Imaging and Nanoscale Dynamics”

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Thursday, September, 21st, 2006 - Inorganic and Chemical Education Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Diane Bunce, The Catholic University of America. Hosts are John Moore and Diane Nutbrown.

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Sotiris S. Xantheas, Chief Scientist, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, PNNL. “Intermolecular Interactions in Water: Development of New Models and Applications to Water Clusters, Clathrate Hydrates, Liquid Water and Ice”

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2006 - Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 7:30 p.m., 1800 Engineering Hall. University Professor Francisco J. Ayala, National Medal of Science Laureate, Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,University of California, Irvine. “Darwin's Most Significant Discovery: Design without Designer”

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 - Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 7:30 p.m., 1800 Engineering Hall. University Professor Francisco J. Ayala, National Medal of Science Laureate, Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,University of California, Irvine “From Biology to Ethics: The Biological Foundations of Morality”

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amanda King, Graduate Student, Stahl Group.

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jennifer S. Hovis, Purdue University. “Membrane Organization Far From Equilibrium”

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jessica Gardner, Graduate Student, Brunold Group.

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Thursday, October 5th, 2006 - Materials/Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Clifford Kubiak, University of California, San Diego.

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John C. Hemminger, University of California, Irvine. “Dry and Wet Salt Surfaces: Composition, Chemistry, and Implications for Atmospheric Chemistry”

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jeffery Long, University of California-Berkeley.

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Monday, October 16th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans C. Andersen, Stanford University. “A Tale of Two Forces--Personal Recollections of WCA Theory”

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans C. Andersen, Stanford University. “Kinetic Theory of Dense and Supercooled Liquids”

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans C. Andersen, Stanford University. “Construction of Long Time Markov Models from Short Time Dynamical Simulations”

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2006 - Materials/Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Reed, University of South Carolina.

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Monday, October 23rd, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sean Elliott, Boston University.

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Qiang Cui, UW-Madison Chemistry Department. “Revealing the Secrets of Biomolecules with Novel Molecular Simulation Methods”

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Herschel A. Rabitz, Princeton University. “Controlling Quantum Dynamics Phenomena with Shaped Laser Pulses Acting as Photonic Reagents”

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kathy Vanheuvelen, Graduate Student, Brunold Group.

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 - Materials/Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Cathy Murphy, University of South Carolina.

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Martin Gruebele, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. “Folding, Aggregation and Peptide-Membrane Interactions at High Speed”

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Wednesday, November 8th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Craig Hall, Emory University.

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2006, McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Tully, Yale University.

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Harrowell, University of Sydney. “Dynamical Constraint and Hierarchical Structure: Recent Advances in the Glass Transition”

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lian Yu, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Pharmacy. “Crystallization in Polymorphic Systems”

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alexej Jerschow, New York University.

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2006, WISELI Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Linda Nicholson, Cornell.

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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kevin W. Plaxco, University of California Santa Barbara.

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Tuesday, January 30th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arun Yethiraj, UW-Madison Chemistry Department. “Raft Formation and Lateral Diffusion in Membranes”

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Tuesday, February 6th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Garegin A. Papoian, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Exploring Protein Energy Landscapes with Free Energy Techniques”

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Tuesday, February 13th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Norbert F. Scherer, University of Chicago.

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Todd J. Martinez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Tuesday, February 27th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerald Feigenson, Cornell University. “Phase Behavior of Complex Lipid Bilayer Mixtures: An Interesting State of Matter--but Should Cell Biologists Care?”

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joel Bowman, Emory University. “Ab initio-based Potential Energy Surfaces and Dynamics Using Them”

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Emily A. Carter, Princeton University.

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Monday, March 21st, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Albena Ivanisevic, Purdue University.

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Warren Piers, University of Calgary, Canada.

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Tuesday, April 10th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ken Ritchie, Purdue University.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2007, McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barbara J. Finlayson-Pitts, University of California, Irvine. “Reactions at Interfaces in the Atmosphere and Why We Should Care”

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Thursday, April 19th, 2007 - Materials/Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Nocera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Friday, April 20th, 2007 - Departmental Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Nocera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arthur G. Suits, Wayne State University. “Lost in Configuration Space: Probing Novel Reaction Mechanisms with High-Resolution Imaging”

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phillip Geissler, University of California, Berkeley.

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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Justine Roth, John Hopkins University.

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mary Jane Shultz, Tufts University.

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Physical Chemistry Student Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://www.chem.wisc.edu/physical/Home.html.

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Schedule for Fall 2006 Semester Graduate Assistants Equity Workshops for New Teaching Assistants

 

Section 1: Tues., September 12, 2006; 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Union South.

Section 2: Wed, September 13, 2006; 9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON. Union South.

Section 3: Mon., September 18, 2006; 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Memorial Union.

Section 4: Thurs., September 21, 2006; 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Memorial Union.

Section 5: Wed., September 27, 2006; 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Union South.

Section 6: Thurs., September 28, 2006; 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Memorial Union.

Section 7: Wed., October 4, 2006; 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Union South.

Section 8: Tues., October 10, 2006; 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Union South.

Section 9: Fri., October 13, 2006; 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Memorial Union.

 

MAKEUP SESSION: Fri., January 12, 2007; 9:00 AM- 12:00 NOON Memorial Union.

All Sessions will be held at Memorial Union or Union South. Please Check TITU for room assignments.

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An Invitation to Participate in Science Is Fun Presentations

The Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy (WISL) invites undergraduate and graduate students, post docs, academic staff, and faculty to participate in Science is Fun presentations during the 2006 Fall semester. To learn more about WISL please visit our web site: http://www.scifun.org.

Science Is Fun Presentations are offered both on and off campus to a wide variety of audiences including students, teachers, parents, and members of the community at large. An exciting component of these public presentations is one which links science and the performing arts. Among the presenters are students, staff, and faculty from science departments, music, theatre, and other performing arts, who combine their art with scientific experiments to share the joy and excitement of both artistic and scientific creativity.

Presenters will gain experience in the safe and proper presentation of science demonstrations in school settings, shopping malls, and other public venues. New presenters will join an experienced staff who enjoy doing demonstrations and who continue to develop the art of presenting a science demonstration. Training will involve: learning scientific principles and phenomena, prior preparation to public presentation, developing skills for connecting with different audiences, mastering safety practices, and proper staging and displaying demonstrations. Presenters will become comfortable in genuinely sharing their personal joy and fun in doing science. In addition, anyone interested in checking out and/or researching new demonstrations will be welcomed.

Weekly sessions will be held from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. The first meeting of the semester will be at 3:30 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2006 in Room B371 Chemistry.

Undergraduate students may elect to register for credit in directed (Chemistry 299) or independent study (Chemistry 699). Graduate students may elect to receive seminar credit (Chemistry 901-The Teaching of Chemistry) or research credit (Chemistry 991) based on interest and consent of instructor.

Post docs, academic staff, and faculty are cordially invited to join in as well. For further information and to sign up for the Fall 2006 semester please e-mail Mr. Mike Boll at: mrboll@students.wisc.edu.

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Internships in Public Science Education (IPSE)

A great way to learn about exciting research advances in nanotechnology while "Exploring the Nanoworld" and working with MRSEC education outreach personnel and science museum staff from across the nation to create museum exhibit prototypes.

Paid internships at 25-33% appointment levels are available for graduate students.

WHEN: 2006-2007 academic year with the possibility of continuing into the summer.

WHERE: University of Wisconsin-Madison.

WHO: Graduate students from science, art, education, journalism and humanities.

Application deadline is August 31, 2006. Applications are available at: http://mrsec.wisc.edu/Edetc/ipse. Send completed applications to ipse@cae.wisc.edu.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Bowling, NP; *McMahon, RJ*

Enediyne isomers of tetraethynylethene.

JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 71 (16): 5841-5847 AUG 4 2006.

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Cho, EJ; Kim, M; *Lee, D*

Metal-catalyzed bond reorganization of 1,3-diynes.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (14): 3074-3078 JUL 10 2006.

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Kieler, HM; Bierman, MJ; *Guzei, IA*; Liska, PJ; McGaff, RW.

Racemic iron(III) and cobalt(III) complexes containing a new pentadentate "helmet" phthalocyaninato ligand.

CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS (31): 3326-3328 2006.

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Khare, R; Keblinski, P; *Yethiraj, A*

Molecular dynamics simulations of heat and momentum transfer at a solid-fluid interface: Relationship between thermal and velocity slip.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER 49 (19-20): 3401-3407 SEP 2006.

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*Zimmerman, HE*; Pushechnikov, A.The stereochemistry of allenic enol tautomerism - Independent generation and reactivity of the enolates.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (15): 3491-3497 JUL 24 2006.

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*Guzei, IA*; Saulys, DA.

A long Nb=O double bond in bis-(pyridinium) tetrachlorooxo(pyridine-kappa N)niobate(V) chloride.

ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION C-CRYSTAL STRUCTURE COMMUNICATIONS 62: M369-M371 Part 8 AUG 2006.

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Copyright © 2006 Thomson ISI

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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NIGMS. Director, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The ideal candidate will have considerable research experience demonstrating a strong understanding of both computation and biological issues. In addition, candidates should possess recognized research management and leadership abilities. Candidates with primary training in computation/informatics and experience in biological research or with primary training in a biological/health related area and experience in computation/informatics will be considered. This individual will report to the Director, NIGMS, but will also have access to the Director, NIH, in coordinating activities across NIH and among Federal agencies. A significant challenge for the biomedical research community is the integration of the vast amount of accumulating scientific data in order to develop predictive understanding of basic biological processes. The ability to meet this challenge will be critically dependent on advances in bioinformatics and computational biology. The Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is responsible for stimulating and funding research in these areas of importance for NIGMS. The Center supports research on bioinformatics, databases, and data mining; on modeling of complex biological systems; on algorithmic development and software engineering; and on mathematical biology, among other areas. In addition, the Center is responsible for managing the NIH Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI), an agency-wide effort to stimulate and coordinate use of computer science and technology to address problems in biology and medicine. Finally, the Center plays a major role in coordinating and directing the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology component of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research. The institute is seeking a leader in this field to direct the Center and the BISTI efforts, and to coordinate the work of both with other interested federal agencies and the broader scientific community. Information about the Center and BISTI is available at: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/About/Overview/cbcb.htm and http://www.bisti.nih.gov/. Position Requirements: Candidates must have an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree in a field relevant to the position. Please see the official vacancy announcement for qualification requirements and what to submit. The position will be filled under a Title 42 excepted service appointment, offering a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, within the range of $125,304 to $183,500. A recruitment or relocation bonus may be available. Relocation expenses will be paid. The official vacancy announcement is available at: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/About/Job_Vacancies/. Applications must be received by the closing date: Friday, September 29, 2006. You may contact Erin Bandak, Human Resources Specialist, with questions about this vacancy on 301-594-2035.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Faculty Position Life Processes/Materials. The Department of Chemistry of the University of Missouri-Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning in Fall 2007, the first in a series of faculty hires scheduled for the next five years. The successful candidate will establish an outstanding, independent, externally funded research program that complements current department strengths in the University’s research focus areas: materials and life processes. Special consideration will be given to individuals whose research emphasizes one or more of the targeted expansion areas described at http://chemistry.missouri.edu/facultyhires.htm. Candidates should also be committed to effective teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Appointment will be at a rank commensurate with experience. Applicants should supply curriculum vitae, descriptions of research plans, and statements of teaching interests, and arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation to: Faculty Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211-7600. Electronic submission of application materials to: MUChemSearch@missouri.edu is encouraged! Consideration of applications will begin on October 15, 2006 and continue until the position is filled.

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Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Delaware. The Department invites applications in biochemistry and in synthetic organic chemistry. The tenure-track appointment will commence September 1, 2007. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching and is expected to establish an externally funded and highly visible research program that complements current research activities in the Department. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a description of initial research plans and three letters of recommendation to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716. Review of applications will commence on October 1, 2006. The curriculum vitae, research plan and letters of reference will be shared with departmental faculty.

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The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for the position of Academic Professional to serve as Associate Director of General Chemistry. The Associate Director of General Chemistry will be involved in all aspects of the general chemistry program in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Initial responsibilities will include: (i) working closely with the General Chemistry Laboratory Manager and instructional faculty to develop new experiments for the laboratory component of the program, and maintenance of this component; (ii) working with the Director of General Chemistry on the management of publisher-provided web-resources used in the program; and, by the third semester (Fall 2007), (iii) classroom instruction (one section of General Chemistry). Future responsibilities will include: (iv) development, implementation and assessment of new pedagogies, and (v) grant preparation in support of instructional/pedagogical activities. This is a non-tenure track Academic Professional position at Georgia Tech. The individual will work closely with the Director of General Chemistry and the General Chemistry Laboratory Manager. He/she will participate in a team of Academic Professionals that works with the faculty on all aspects of the academic programs in the School.A Ph.D. in Chemistry with relevant experience in Chemical Education is required. Responsibilities include development and deployment of new pedagogies and technologies in the General Chemistry program, and classroom instruction. See http://www.chemistry.gatech.edu/departmental/jobs for a detailed job description. Submit a cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy/interests and the names of three references to: Director of Freshman Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0400. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2006 and continue until the position is filled. For further information contact: Dr. William J. Baron, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0400; e-mail: bill.baron@chemistry.gatech.edu.

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Western Washington University, Department of Chemistry. Applications are invited for three tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level in biochemistry, inorganic and organic chemistry to begin September 2007. Candidates with interdisciplinary interests are strongly encouraged to apply. WWU consistently ranks among the top public comprehensive universities in the West and its chemistry and biochemistry programs are among the strongest of their kind in the country. WWU is a primarily undergraduate institution committed to excellence in Both teaching and research. The department of 17 faculty offers B.S. and M.S. degree programs in chemistry and biochemistry, with the B.S. chemistry degree certified by the ACS. The department has state-of-the art facilities with 8500 sq. ft. of dedicated research space and a large portfolio of modern instrumentation. Current external grant support averages $1M annually. The department is also active in the development of new educational materials, textbooks, and innovative teaching methods. More than $2M in support from Research Corporation, the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, and WWU is being used to provide competitive start-up packages, student and faculty summer research stipends, student travel support, and matching funds for new instrumentation. WWU is located in Bellingham, WA, midway between Seattle and Vancouver B.C. overlooking the San Juan Islands and adjacent to Mt. Baker and the North Cascades. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy and research plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Prof. Mark Wicholas, Department of Chemistry, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225-9150. Review of applications will begin October 2 and continue until the positions are filled. A Ph.D. degree is required and post-doctoral experience preferred.

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Yale University. The Department of Chemistry is conducting a search to fill a tenured position in mechanistic and synthetic inorganic chemistry. Yale’s procedures require that this search proceed through two stages. The first stage seeks to identify possible candidates, followed by a second stage in which we ask for a comparative evaluation of a short list of potential appointees. We would be extremely grateful if you would share with us your valuable perspective on potential candidates in inorganic chemistry to assist us with the first stage of this search. Candidates for professorships at Yale are expected to compete favorably with the foremost leaders in their fields throughout the world. We will base our final recommendation primarily on the prospects that the candidate will continue to make distinguished contributions to the field well into the future. However, promise and qualities as a teacher, colleague, and university citizen are also important considerations. While recognized achievements to date are essential in estimating future accomplishments, we are prepared to consider all evidence of the potential for significant original research in the case of scholars in the early stages of their careers. We would be grateful for your suggestions of outstanding candidates in the area of our search, including especially women and members of minority groups. The search is open to scholars around the world. Detailed evaluations of individuals are not necessary at this stage of our search. A short reply by e-mail would be fine. It would be most useful if we could receive your response by Sept. 30. Contact: Gary W. Brudvig, Professor and Chair of Chemistry, Yale University, E-Mail: chemistry.chair@yale.edu.

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The Chemistry Department at Pomona College, a member of the Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Biochemistry beginning July 1, 2007. The candidate must have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in an area of chemistry with a biochemical emphasis. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and upper-division courses in biochemistry and organic chemistry. The appointee will be expected to initiate and sustain an externally funded research program that involves the participation of undergraduates. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy & interests, a summary of research plans, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Professor Daniel J. O'Leary, Department of Chemistry, Pomona College, 645 North College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711-6338. FMI: http://www.chemistry.pomona.edu. Review of completed applications will begin October 6, 2006.

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Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure track position in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Assistant Professor level in Inorganic or Bioinorganic Chemistry. Primary teaching responsibilities will center on a junior-level course in inorganic chemistry, a senior-level seminar course (to be offered in alternate years) and general chemistry. It is also expected that the appointee will conduct an active research program involving Swarthmore undergraduates in inorganic chemistry. While not essential, the Department will look with particular favor upon applicants whose research interests have a biochemical dimension. The College offers a generous sabbatical policy (every 4th year), and also provides competitive start-up funds and internal support for student summer stipends and supplies. The Department is well equipped with both research and instructional equipment. The successful candidate will join a Department in the midst of transformation, as we hired a new colleague in 2003/04 and are currently searching to fill two positions in 2006/07. The successful candidate will thus join a cohort of young (and continuing) faculty committed to maintaining - and expanding - our current level of excellence in both education and research. Since 1995, the current tenured and tenure-track faculty have contributed over 70 refereed publications, many with undergraduate student co-authors. The appointment is scheduled to begin on September 1, 2007. A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Candidates are requested to submit a c.v., photocopies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a statement of research goals, and a cover letter describing their interest in a faculty career at Swarthmore. Applicants are also requested to arrange for a minimum of three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Prof. Paul R. Rablen, Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Swarthmore College, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1397. Applications must be completed by October 2, 2006 to assure full consideration.

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Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure track position in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Assistant Professor level. The field for this position is open, but with the expectation that the appointee will assume a leadership role in developing and implementing a junior-level course in the theory and practice of laboratory instrumentation and/or analytical methods. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in this course, which the Department plans to offer beginning in the fall of 2007, as well as in other areas of the curriculum matching the appointee's expertise, including a senior-level seminar, to be offered in alternate years. It is also expected that the appointee will conduct an active research program involving Swarthmore undergraduates in her/his area of expertise. While not essential, the Department will look with particular favor upon applicants whose research interests have a biochemical dimension. The College offers a generous sabbatical policy (every 4th year), and also provides competitive start-up funds and internal support for student summer stipends and supplies. The Department is well equipped with both research and instructional equipment. The successful candidate will join a Department in the midst of transformation, as we hired a new colleague in 2003/04 and are currently searching to fill two positions in 2006/07. The successful candidate will thus join a cohort of young (and continuing) faculty committed to maintaining - and expanding - our current level of excellence in both education and research. Since 1995, the current tenured and tenure-track faculty have contributed over 70 refereed publications, many with undergraduate student co-authors. The appointment is scheduled to begin on September 1, 2007. A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Candidates are requested to submit a c.v., photocopies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a statement of research goals, and a cover letter describing their interest in a faculty career at Swarthmore. Applicants are also requested to arrange for a minimum of three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Prof. Paul R. Rablen, Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Swarthmore College, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1397. Applications must be completed by October 2, 2006 to assure full consideration.

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Coe College. Applications are invited for part-time faculty to teach one or more of the following classes during the spring semester (January 11, 2007-May 2, 2007): Organic Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry Laboratory, Physical Chemistry II (thermodynamics and kinetics), and Principles of Chemical Reactivity (second semester of general chemistry) or Advanced Analytical Chemistry. For course descriptions, please see our web site at http://www.coe.edu/academics/Chemistry/index.htm. Qualifications include a masters degree in chemistry (Ph.D. preferred) and experience as a teacher or teaching assistant. A complete application will include: 1.) a letter of application, 2.) curriculum vitae, and 3.) three references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Applications should be submitted to: Marty St. Clair, Department of Chemistry, Coe College, 1220 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.

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California State University, Sacramento. Tenure--track Position with Emphasis in Inorganic Chemistry. Beginning Fall Semester 2007. California State University, Sacramento invites applications from individuals interested in joining our dynamic and growing faculty. B.S. or B.A. in chemistry and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry (completion of final requirements for Ph.D. required by August 29, 2007). Applicant must possess a strong course work background in inorganic chemistry. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants must be able to teach upper division / graduate courses in inorganic chemistry, and introductory general lecture and laboratory courses. Ability to develop curricular materials in inorganic and general chemistry, instruct students in modern instrumentation, develop independent research projects for undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry and compete for external grants is required. Applicants must have knowledge and practical experience using modern experimental techniques and computational / modeling methods. A strong commitment to excellence in teaching and curriculum development is expected. Experience and interest in using technology in instruction is desirable. The ability to work with a diverse population is essential. All areas of experimental inorganic chemistry will be considered. Experience teaching university level introductory or inorganic chemistry lecture and laboratory courses is desirable. The teaching experience may be as a teaching assistant but more independent experience is preferred. Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses lecture and laboratory courses in inorganic chemistry; teaching introductory general chemistry lecture and laboratory courses; advising students; committee assignments; community service; developing departmental facilities in inorganic chemistry; writing external grant proposals; and developing a research program in inorganic chemistry involving undergraduate and graduate students. Normal teaching loads are 3 classes per semester (lectures and labs). The position is tenure-track and will be at the Assistant Professor level. Review of Applications will begin October 9, 2006; position open until filled. An applicant must submit 1) a letter of application; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a statement of proposed research appropriate for undergraduate and master's level students; 6) undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable for initial screening; however, original transcripts are required if interviewed); 7) and three letters of reference sent separately. Applications and inquiries should be addressed to: Dr. Susan M. Crawford, Chair Department of Chemistry, California State University, Sacramento 6000 J Street, Sacramento, California 95819-6057, FAX: (916) 278-4986, E-mail: scrawford@csus.edu.

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Kansas State University. Two Tenure-track Positions - Analytical and Physical Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry (http://www.ksu.edu/chem) invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August, 2007. We seek outstanding colleagues in the areas of Analytical Chemistry and Theoretical Physical Chemistry. Applicants with interdisciplinary interests extending into biological, environmental, or materials-related research are especially encouraged. For the Analytical position, exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level will also be considered. The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry and will be expected to excel in teaching to a diverse population at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to develop a vigorous, creative research program that attracts extramural funding and capable co-workers. Candidates should submit a letter of application stating which position they are applying for, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a description of proposed research, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Dan Higgins (Analytical: higgins@ksu.edu; 785-532-6371) or Professor Paul Smith (Physical: pesmith@ksu.edu; 785-532-5109); Department of Chemistry, 111 Willard Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-3701. Screening will begin October 16, 2006. Complete details at http://www.ksu.edu/chem/news/positions.html.

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University of California, San Diego. Faculty Positions in Inorganic Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of UC San Diego (http://chem.ucsd.edu) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions in Inorganic Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry or a related field and a demonstrated ability for creative research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate's research may encompass any area of inorganic chemistry. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scale. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, list of publications, reprints of up to five representative papers, and a summary of research plans to: Chair, Inorganic Search Committee 4-767, UCSD Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, La Jolla, CA 92093-0332. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent under separate cover. Review of applications will close on November 1, 2006. Information about the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is available at: http://chem.ucsd.edu.

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Faculty Position in Organic Chemistry, University of California, Davis. The Chemistry Department (http://www.chem.ucdavis.edu/) at the University of California, Davis invites applications for one faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Organic Chemistry. The preferred candidate will develop a strong research program in organic chemistry at the biological interface. A Ph.D. or equivalent in Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, or Pharmaceutical Sciences is required. The candidate must also demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. This position is open until filled; but to assure full consideration, applications should be received no later than September 22, 2006. The targeted start date is July 1, 2007. Interested candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation and both paper and electronic (pdf format) copies of a curriculum vitae, publication list, teaching statement and research plans to be sent to: Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of California at Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616.

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The Hope College Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure track position in organic chemistry at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin Fall 2007. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, and applicants with postdoctoral experience will be given preference. Primary teaching responsibilities include organic chemistry with laboratory and advanced organic topics. The development of a strong, externally funded, experimental organic research program involving undergraduate students is expected. Start-up funds will be provided. The Chemistry Department (http://www.hope.edu/academic/chemistry/)is a national leader in undergraduate research. Hope College is a co-educational, liberal arts college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. Applicants should arrange to have a curriculum vitae, transcripts,, descriptions of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and competencies, and three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Michael Seymour, Chairperson, Chemistry Search Committee, Hope College, 35 East 12th Street, Holland, MI 49423. Review of applications will begin October 19th.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Denison University is seeking to expand its faculty with a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in physical or analytical chemistry. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level and the capacity to develop an active research program that involves undergraduates. The department particularly welcomes applications from candidates with interdisciplinary research interests such as at the interface of biology or environmental science. Our ACS-accredited department has well-developed programs in both chemistry and biochemistry, excellent classroom and laboratory facilities, extensive computer resources, and a broad range of instrumentation which is used in both teaching and research: spectroscopy (400 MHz NMR, FT-IR, UV-vis), separations (GC/MS and other GC methods, HPLC, electrophoresis), electrochemistry, and biochemistry (bioseparations, high speed centrifugation and PCR). A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including a publication list, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a summary of research plans. These materials and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Dr. Jordan L. Fantini, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ebaugh Laboratories, Denison University, Granville, OH 43023. Electronic submissions (Adobe PDF format only) may be sent via email to: fantinij@denison.edu.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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The National Academies Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology seeks to fill a postdoctoral position. This position is appropriate for a recent Ph.D. graduate who is interested in exploring how science is applied to national decision-making and policy. Please forward this announcement to those you think might be interested and qualified. The job announcement and other information can be found at: http://nationalacademies.wfrecruiter.com/jobs_details1.asp?Job_id=74754&Page_Id=5911&Published=1. Contact: David C. Rasmussen, Senior Program Assistant, Board on Chemical Sciences & Technology, The National Academies, 500 Fifth Street, NW W629, Washington, DC 20001, Tel (202) 334-2156, Fax (202) 334-2154, e-mail: drasmussen@nas.edu.

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Louisiana State University. Postdoctoral Researcher. (One to Three Year Appointment). Chemical Engineering. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering OR equivalent with specific experience in the synthesis, characterization, and testing of organometallic catalysts. Responsibilities: Carries out experimental research in the activation and oligomerization of hydrocarbons by organometallic catalysts; designs and assembles experimental equipment; carries out experiments and analyzes results; prepares peer-reviewed publications and delivers presentations at technical conferences; interacts with graduate students and research sponsors. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application deadline is October 31, 2006, or until candidate is selected. Submit letter of application and resume (including e-mail address) to: James Spivey, Department of Chemical Engineering, 110 Chemical Engineering Bldg., Louisiana State University, Ref: Log #0679, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

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