Chemistry Newsletter - 09/03/2002

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVI - No. 28 September 3rd, 2002

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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry. Thursdays 5:45-7:45 pm, Room 8335.

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.

Schedule for Introductory Research Talks:

5:45 6:45 7:15
September 5 Crim Brunold Ediger
September 12 Record Skinner Zanni
September 19 Yethiraj Zimmerman Cui
September 26 Nathanson Wright Hamers
October 3 Cavagnero Sibert Weisshaar
October 10 Smith McMahon Weinhold

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

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Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays ---1:20 PM - Chair's Office

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SEMINARS

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Thursday, September 5th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Neville Kallenbach, New York University. "Structure in Unfolded Protein"

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Monday, September 9th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Structural Genomics, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall. Raymond Salemme. "Drug Discovery in the Post Genomics Era"

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Tuesday, September 10th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Anna Krylov, USC. "Breaking the Curse of the Non-Dynamical Correlation Problem: The Spin-Flip Method Applied to Diradicals and Triradicals"

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Tuesday, September 10th, 2002 - Rennebohm Lecture, 3:30 p.m., School of Pharmacy. Dr. Peter Schultz. *See special announcement about shuttle service at end of seminar listings*.

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Thursday, September 12th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Hamers, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Friday, September 13th, 2002 - Marquette University - Nakamoto Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, Room 121. Professor Maurice Brookhart, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. "Olefin Polymerizations Using Late Transition Metal Complexes: Mechanistic and Synthetic Studies"

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nancy Makri, University of Illinois.

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Thursday, September 19th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrew Lyon, Georgia Institute of Technology. "Design and Assembly of Responsive Hydrogel"

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steve Diver, SUNY-Buffalo.

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Eric Simanek, Texas A & M.

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Special Shuttle to Rennebohm Lecture - Dr. Peter Schultz -September 10, 2002 - 3:30 p.m. A special shuttle bus to the School of Pharmacy will makes stops at Chemistry (315 N. Mills St.) and Biochemistry (433 Babcock Dr.). The shuttle will depart from Chemistry at 2:40 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. There will be return shuttle runs after the seminar. Note: Reception is from 3:00-3:30 BEFORE the seminar. For more information, see: http://www.pharmacy.wisc.edu/Grad_Pgm/ps/seminars.htm.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Carr HS; Tran D; Reynolds MF; Burstyn JN; Spiro TG.

Activation of soluble guanylyl cyclase by four-coordinate metalloporphyrins: Evidence for a role for porphyrin conformation.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2002, Vol 41, Iss 31, pp 10149-10157.

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Bruch LW; Weinhold F.

Nuclear motion and Breit-Pauli corrections to the diamagnetism of atomic helium.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2002, Vol 117, Iss 7, pp 3243-3247.

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Belshaw PJ; Ciolli CJ; Levitsky K; Kalagher S.

Development of a safety-catch linker for the release of electrophiles.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2002, Vol 41, Iss 28, pp 40.

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Belshaw PJ; Levitsky K; Ciolli CJ.

Proximity accelerated alkylation: a strategy for the irreversible inhibition of engineered receptor-ligand pairs.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2002, Vol 41, Iss 28, pp 76.

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Ehrbar AW; Bodsgard BR; Burstyn JN.

Preparation of silica-bound copper(II) macrocycles for phosphate ester cleavage.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2002, Vol 41, Iss 28, pp 161.

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Copyright © 2002 Institute for Scientific Information

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FOR INTERESTED CANDIDATES

If you wish to participate in the Fall Industrial Recruiting event, please see me to register. You will be provided with guidelines for use of the on-line system, and a username/password.

Thanks - Mary Kay Sorenson.

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Rice University Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies in Chemistry at Rice University. Ph.D. Program. For more information please go to: http://www.chem.rice.edu or call: 1-877-348-8636, e-mail: gradchem@rice.edu.

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Course Announcement. Chemistry 901. The Teaching of Chemistry. Communicating Chemistry.

Demonstrations for Outreach and the Classroom. Tuesdays (beginning Sept 10) 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Room B383. Instructor: Dr. Rodney Schreiner, email: schreiner@chem.wisc.edu, phone: 608-262-0215. Chemical demonstrations are an effective means to engage audiences and to sustain the interest of students in chemical phenomena and concepts. The primary purpose of this course of weekly seminars is to enable graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, academic staff, and undergraduate students to develop skills and attitudes for effectively presenting chemical demonstrations in classrooms and to general audiences in schools, shopping malls, and other public places. Pedagogical and practical aspects of planning public presentations, lectures, and discussion sessions around chemical demonstrations will be discussed. Participants will also learn to present chemistry to a variety of audiences in a wide range of settings, and each participant will be expected to make one to three such presentations during the semester. Academic Credit: 1 for graduate students, 1-2 for undergraduate students (Chemistry 299 or 699).

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COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT. CHEMISTRY 860. DENSITY MATRIX THEORY AND ITS APPLICATIONS IN NMR SPECTROSCOPY.

Wednesday 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., Room 2385. This course includes a detailed treatment of the theory of high resolution NMR spectroscopy and the development of product operators with applications in 1D and 2D NMR. A detailed mapping of the various elements of the density matrix to the experimental observables is provided. Both solid state and liquid state experiments are discussed. Density matrix theory of relaxation processes is also presented including: T1, T2, and NOE experiments. Students interested should contact: T. C. Farrar, email: tfarrar@chem.wisc.edu, Tel: 262-6158. Students may enroll for 1 - 3 credits.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Experimental Physical Chemistry Faculty Position. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of California, Los Angeles, intends to make a tenure-track faculty appointment in experimental physical chemistry. Candidates at all ranks will be considered. Candidates must give evidence of great distinction (for a senior appointment) or exceptional promise (for a Junior appointment) in research and teaching. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research accomplishments and description of proposed research (not exceeding four pages), reprints of representative publications, and a list of professional references. Junior faculty applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent at the time of application. To assure consideration, all application materials should be received by November 1, 2002 and directed to: Chair, Physical Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1569, FAX: (310) 206-8010.

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Visiting Assistant or Visiting Professor Organic and General Chemistry. Baylor University. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (ACS certified, PhD program) invites applications for two full-time positions: Visiting Assistant or Visiting Professor to teach (1) Organic Chemistry and (2) General Chemistry. Both begin Fall, 2003 and are for one year with a possible extension for an additional year. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chemistry and ability to communicate chemical concepts to undergraduates. Submit letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a statement of teaching philosophy to: Dr. Marianna Busch, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, PO Box 97348, Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798-7348. Marianna_Busch@baylor.edu. Applications received by November 30, 2002 will receive full consideration; however, the search will continue until the positions are filled.

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Position Announcement and Description (Tentative). Teaching Academic Staff Position. University of Wisconsin Eau Claire-Department of Chemistry. Position Title: Lecturer (80-100% Spring 2003, starting January 16, 2003). The duties are to teach the lecture and four two hour labs for Chem 180, and to teach one or more sections of laboratory in Chem 101, 104, or 115. An earned Master's degree or Doctorate in Chemistry; or a related field of chemical sciences or chemical engineering; or Master's degree or Doctorate in Education is required. Demonstrated evidence of the ability to clearly communicate general chemistry concepts in the classroom or seminar setting and the laboratory is required. Recent experience teaching introductory laboratory classes at the college level is an asset. Applicants should submit a C V to the general University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire applicant pool: Affirmative Action Office, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, PO Box 4004, Eau Claire, WI 54702. The priority date for application is the date of approval for the request to recruit (immediately).

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The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire anticipates having part-time and/or temporary instructional academic staff vacancies during the 2002-03 academic year (fall, winterim, spring). Applications are invited for these anticipated vacancies: College of Arts and Sciences (American Indian Studies, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communication & Journalism, Computer Science, Economics, English, Foreign Languages, Geography & Anthropology, Geology, History, Mathematics, Music & Theatre Arts, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Physics & Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies). College of Business (Accounting & Finance, Business Communications, Management & Marketing, Management Information Systems). College of Professional Studies (School of Education: Curriculum & Instruction, Foundations of Education and Library Science, Special Education), (School of Human Sciences and Services: Allied Health, Communication Disorders, Kinesiology, Social Work), (School of nursing: Adult Health Nursing, Family Health Nursing, Nursing Systems). Minimum of a master's degree is required. Prior college teaching experience is considered an asset. Each discipline may establish other minimum requirements. To become part of the applicant pool should these vacancies occur, send a letter of interest highlighting your experience and a current vitae, together with a list of at least three professional references and their phone numbers, to the following address: Ms. Carolyn Jones, Equal Opportunity Specialist, Office of Affirmative Action, P.O. Box 4004, Eau Claire, W1 54702-4004. The university has recurring need for part-time and/or temporary instructional staff. Application materials are reviewed as part-time and/or temporary positions become available.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry at The University of Alabama seeks an outstanding individual at the level of Assistant Professor in one of three areas: Electrochemistry, Laser Spectroscopy, or Chemical Education. The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral training or equivalent experience in Chemistry or a related field. In all areas, development of a vigorous, externally funded research program is expected. Further information on the Department is available at http://www.bama.ua.edu/~chem/. Women as well as members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. All candidates should send a curriculum vita, publication list, research plans and arrange to have have three letters of recommendation sent to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Alabama, Box 870336, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0336. Review of the applications will begin October 1, 2002 and continue until the position is filled.

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Marquette University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Analytical or Physical Chemistry for Fall 2003. Exceptional candidates in other areas of chemistry that complement the department's research programs will also be considered. The successful candidate must develop a vigorous fundable research program and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Submit CV, detailed research proposals, budget of startup costs, statement of teaching interests, and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to: Faculty Search Committee, Chemistry Department, Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881. Contact Profs: Chieu Tran ( Chieu.Tran@mu.edu ) or Jeanne Hossenlopp (Jeanne.Hossenlopp@mu.edu ) for additional information or questions. Review of applicants will begin on October 15, 2002 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Tenure-Track position in (1) Analytical Chemistry & (2) Organic Chemistry at Creighton University. Creighton University invites applications for two tenure-track appointments beginning August, 2003: one in analytical chemistry, one in organic chemistry (specific areas of specialization open). We seek individuals with potential to be excellent scholar-teachers, and mentors and role models for undergraduates. Appointees will be expected to teach introductory and advanced courses in their specialties and to develop active research programs involving undergraduates. Submit a letter of intent, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of research interests, and have undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation sent to: Search Committee, Chemistry Department, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 68178-0104. Screening will begin on October 14. US News and World Report ranked Creighton the #1 comprehensive university in the Midwest in five of the last seven years. For further information, visit: http://chemistry.creighton.edu/.

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Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track position in organic chemistry to start on or after July 1, 2003. Candidates must provide evidence of potential distinction in innovative research and in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Appointments are anticipated at the assistant professor level, but more senior appointments are possible. Those with interests in organometallic, bioorganic, materials, and synthetic chemistry are urged to apply. Applicants should provide a CV, describe their research plans, and arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to: Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, MS-015, Brandeis University, Waltham, NIA 02454-9110 or chmsrch@brandeis.edu. Additional information about the department is available at http://www.chem.brandeis.edu. Applications will be reviewed as they become complete, but those received after Oct. 15, 2002 may not receive full consideration.

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Stanford University, Department of Chemistry. Two positions are available for tenure-track or tenured faculty appointments, open rank, in the general areas of Organic Chemistry or Inorganic Chemistry. Completed applications must be received by October 15, 2002. Appointment will commence on or after September 1, 2003. Applicants must be strongly motivated toward creative research and committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. All applications must include the following materials:

  • �Current curriculum vitae & list of publications.
  • �A brief statement of research interests (three pages or less),
  • �(For junior candidates only) Arrange to have three letters of reference sent on your behalf to the Chair of the appropriate search committee (see below).

Applications in the general area of Organic Chemistry should be addressed as follows: Chair, 2002-03 Organic Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5080.

Applications in the general area of Inorganic Chemistry should be addressed as follows: Chair, 2002-03 Inorganic Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5080.

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Faculty Positions in Organic Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level to begin in September 2003. Both positions are in the area of organic chemistry broadly defined, including, but not limited to: bioorganic, materials/polymer, physical organic and synthetic organic chemistry. The positions will require the development and maintenance of outstanding research programs and the teaching of core chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The applications should consist of a curriculum vitae and a concise research proposal or proposals. These documents are to be submitted in electronic form as PDF (portable document format) files to search@wuchem.wustl.edu. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to search@wuchem.wustl.edu, with signed originals sent to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Campus Box 1134, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899, Fax No: (314) 935-4481. Completed applications must be received by 15 October 2002 to ensure inclusion in the initial review. However, late applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Applications for senior-level positions in any field of chemistry will be considered at any time, and no format is specified.

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Cornell University. The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is searching for a tenure track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level. Outstanding candidates with research interests in any field of chemistry/chemical biology that complements rather than duplicates our existing strengths are encouraged to apply. We have special interests in candidates with research plans in theoretical chemistry and biophysical chemistry. In exceptional cases a tenured level appointment may be considered. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out an effective research program and to teach introductory chemistry as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. A Ph.D. degree is required, and postdoctoral experience preferred. Applicants should submit a graduate transcript, curriculum vitae, publication list, and separate summaries of research experience and research plans. These materials and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Baker Laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 14853-1301, and be received no later than October 15, 2002.

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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 (MNPC) invites outstanding applications for a tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor position. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, Chemistry, Biochemistry or Biological Sciences and relevant postdoctoral experience. The new position offers a competitive 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 Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology or Computational Medicinal Chemistry are encouraged to apply. Information about MNPC 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 15.

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Wellesley College. Analytical Chemist. Wellesley College seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position in Analytical Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a vigorous research program in modern analytical chemistry involving undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities will be in introductory level courses as well as in analytical chemistry. Additionally, a successful candidate will be expected to teach special topics courses at the intermediate and advanced levels designed to appeal to a broad range of science students. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required, postdoctoral experience preferred. The successful applicant will be expected to start in September 2003. Review of applications will begin November 1st 2002 and will continue until a successful candidate is found. Applicants should send a CV, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a statement of teaching and research interests; and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent. All materials should be sent to: Dr. Jean Fuller-Stanley, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481.

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Junior/senior Faculty Positions Biochemistry, Organic, Physical Baylor University has slated the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry for significant expansion and growth. This accompanies a move to a new $103 M science facility. We announce three tenured/tenure-track faculty positions for Fall 2003 with four more anticipated to begin Fall 2004 and 2005. Hiring can be as Assistant, Associate or Full Professor and includes a Distinguished Professorship and a named Chair. For Fall 2003, high priority will be given to physical biochemistry, other areas of biochemistry and a chair in organic chemistry. Other areas will also be considered. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chemistry or closely related field; commitment to exemplary undergraduate and graduate teaching; and commitment to a vigorous, independent research program with significant external funding. Research should complement existing programs in the Department and support interdisciplinary efforts in biochemistry, drug discovery, and chemical physics. Candidates for senior and chaired positions should have established research programs that are nationally recognized. Send letter of application, CV, description of research interests, estimated start-up, copies of transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Marianna Busch, Chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry, PO Box 97348, Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798-7348. Marianna_Busch@baylor.edu. Applications received by October 15, 2002 will receive full consideration; however, the search will continue until the positions are filled.

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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Biochemistry Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Texas Tech University. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track position in biochemistry at either the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level, beginning with the Fall 2003 semester. Applications, which should include a curriculum vita and a proposal outlining the applicant's plans for research that he/she would carry out as a Texas Tech faculty member, should be sent to: Dr. David B. Knaff, Paul Whitfield Horn Professor, Texas Tech University, Box 41061, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Lubbock, TX 79409-1061. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Prof. Knaff. Inquiries can be made to Prof. Knaff at 806 742 1289 (FAX) or knaff@ttu.edu (e-mail). Review of applications will begin on October 15, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Additional information about the department can be obtained at: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry.

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Tenure Track Faculty Position Organic or Bio-Organic Chemistry Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Texas Tech University. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in any area of organic or bio-organic chemistry at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, beginning with the Fall 2003 semester. A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent, well-funded research program and have a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications should include a curriculum vita, statement of proposed research (including start-up requirements) and names of three individuals who have been asked to provide letters of recommendation. Send applications to: Organic Search Committee, Texas Tech University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Box 41061, Lubbock, TX 79409-1061. Evaluation of applications will begin on October 15, 2002 and continue until the position is filled. Additional information about the department can be obtained at: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry.

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Assistant Professor in Synthetic Organic or Bioorganic Chemistry. Department of Chemistry. College of Arts and Sciences. The University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in organic chemistry with a focus in SYNTHETIC ORGANIC or BIOORGANIC chemistry. The appointment would begin September 1, 2003. The successful candidate would contribute to teaching organic chemistry at both the undergraduate and Ph.D. levels and would have the opportunity to develop courses suited to that person. The successful candidate is also expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program. A competitive start-up package of funding, space and facilities will be provided. A doctoral degree in chemistry and postdoctoral experience is expected. Additional information about the Department of Chemistry can be found at the web address: http://www.uvm.edu/~chem/. For full consideration, application materials must be received by October 15, 2002. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and description of proposed research plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Prof. Jose Madalengoitia, Chair, Synthetic/Bioorganic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Vermont, 82 University Pl, Burlington, VT 05405, phone: 802-656-8247, e-mail: jmadalen@zoo.uvm.edu.

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Assistant Professor in Physical Chemistry, Focused in Materials/Polymer Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Vermont (UVM) plans to create a program in Materials and Polymer chemistry and anticipates a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Physical Chemistry focused in these areas to begin September 1, 2003. The successful candidate would contribute to teaching physical chemistry, including thermodynamics, at both the undergraduate and Ph.D. levels, and would have the opportunity to develop courses suited to his/her program area. The successful candidate is also expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program. A competitive start-up package of funding, space and facilities will be provided. A doctoral degree in Chemistry and postdoctoral experience is expected. Additional information about the Department of Chemistry can be found at the web address: http://www.uvm.edu/~chem. For full consideration, application materials must be received by November 1, 2002. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and a description of proposed research plans, and arrange for three letters of commendation to be sent to: Prof Willem R. Leenstra, Chair, Physical Chemistry Search Committee Department of Chemistry, The University of Vermont, 82 University Place, Burlington, VT 05405, phone: (802) 656-0273, e-mail: wleenstr@zoo.uvm.edu.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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The University of New Mexico. Postdoctoral Fellow in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education. The Field-tested Learning Assessment Guide ( http://www.flaguide.org ) supports STEM faculty in implementing classroom assessment strategies to improve student learning in college and university courses. The FLAG was created by the National Institute of Science Education, and with support from the National Science Foundation, is being expanded and enhanced. The site directly supports STEM faculty who are interested in focusing on authentic classroom assessment strategies to improve student learning in college and university courses. The University of New Mexico and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are collaborating on this project. We are seeking to add a postdoctoral fellow to the FLAG team. The candidate for the FLAG Fellow must have a Ph.D. degree in a STEM or science education discipline and also experience in supporting high quality higher education. The primary task is to develop the infrastructure and build a national, virtual community of faculty interested in high quality teaching around the FLAG. Specifically, the FLAG Fellow will: (1) investigate successful on-line communities for a model to adopt, adapt, and implement (2) attend professional conferences, deliver workshops and presentations, and write articles and press releases about the FLAG; and (3) by these contacts, grow the community and solicit new field-tested assessment tools. Frequent travel is required, and the successful candidate will interact with STEM higher education centers in the U.S.A. Experience with advanced applied statistics (such as SPSS) is useful but not required. Starting Date: No later than January 2003; earlier is preferred. Salary Range: $35 to $45 K. Duration: One year (12 months); a possible extension depends on funding. Discipline: Any STEM or STEM educational area, or multidisciplinary. Contact: Michael Zeilik, PI, FLAG, zeilik@la.unm.edu, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, The University of New Mexico, 800 Yale Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131-1156 U.S.A. E-mail a resume, two professional contacts, and a short statement explaining your interest in the position.

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Three Postdoctoral Positions in Photochemistry and Photobiology. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Starting date: Immediate. Early starting dates will be an important criterion in the selection of the successful candidates. Three postdoctoral positions are currently available for work in a multidisciplinary project in the field of Photodynamic Therapy. The initial appointments will be made for one year, with subsequent reappointments contingent upon mutual agreement. The initial salary is US$ 30K, and the fringe benefits package includes free health insurance.

1. Organic/Bioorganic Chemistry. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong background in organic synthesis, and in the isolation (HPLC, flash chromatography) and characterization (NMR and mass spectrometry) of new photosensitizers and reaction photoproducts (including polypeptides and polynucleotides).

2. Physical Organic Photochemistry/Spectroscopy. The ideal candidate for this position will have a very strong background in laser flash photolysis and time resolved fluorescence spectroscopy.

3. PDT/Microscopy. The ideal candidate for this position will have substantial previous exposure to tumor models, including cell culture models and small animal models (c.a. subcutaneous tumors in nude mice). Previous exposure to confocal laser microscopy and multiphoton microscopy is also highly desirable.

Candidates must be willing to work in a collaborative environment. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Applicants should send a CV (preferably by email) and the names and contact information of 3 references to: Prof. Guilherme L. Indig, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, 777 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705-2222, Phone: (608) 265-6664, Fax: (608) 262-3397, e-mail: glindig@facstaff.wisc.edu.

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Ohio University. A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Bruce McCord for the development of novel short tandem repeat (STR) markers for the analysis of degraded DNA. The goal of the project is to provide the forensic community with a redesigned set of loci, which are specifically targeted to detect DNA from mass disasters and other forensic situations in which standard multiplex PCR produces incomplete results. Specifically the candidate will develop, characterize and validate reduced size STR markers using capillary electrophoresis with laser-induced fluorescence. In addition, work will be performed to characterize the effect of DNA template size and PCR inhibitors on the quality and quantity of the recovered DNA. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in PCR technology, separation science, and bioanalytical chemistry, and possess an appreciation of the important issues in forensic DNA typing. The position is for one year with an option to renew for a second year. The applicant will be expected to work with graduate and undergraduate students in conducting the research. For further information about Ohio University and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry please visit our website at http://www.chem.ohiou.edu. Please submit a resume and at least 2 letters of reference via email or regular mail. Review of applications will begin early October and continue until the position is filled. Send to: Bruce McCord, Dept of Chemistry, 136 Clippinger Laboratories, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, 740-517-8467, fax 740-593-0148.

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