Chemistry Newsletter - 09/10/2001

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXV No. 29 September 10th, 2001

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Snout Out 2001!!

Mark your calendars... September 22, 2001 for the triumphant return of the Pig to the Snout Out. Registration info will be in mailboxes later this week. The 18th annual Snout Out will be at Hoyt Park. Start getting your teams together for the Volleyball tournament and the 3 on 3 Basketball tournament.

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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry - Fall 2001

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

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

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

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

Schedule for Introductory Research Talks

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

 

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SEMINARS

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

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

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

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Monday, September 17th, 2001 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 1315. Jillian M. Buriak, Purdue University.

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Monday, September 17th, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Dr. Ranjeet Tate, UW Chemical Engineering.

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Professor Tom Record, UW-Chemistry. "Large-Scale Mutual Rearrangements in Protein and DNA Structure Upon Specific Binding: Evidence from Thermodynamic and Mechanistic Studies and Chemical/Enzymatic Probing."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Gary Roberts, UW-Madison Bacteriology Department.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ATTENTION GRADUATE STUDENTS

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IMPORTANT DATES:

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

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

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

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Casey CP; Kraft S; Kavana M.

Intramolecular CH insertion reactions of (pentamethylcyclopentadienyl)Rhenium alkynylcarbene complexes.

ORGANOMETALLICS 2001, Vol 20, Iss 17, pp 3795-3799.

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Bursavich MG; Rich DH.

Solid-phase synthesis of aspartic peptidase inhibitors: 3-alkoxy-4-aryl piperidines.

ORGANIC LETTERS 2001, Vol 3, Iss 17, pp 2625-2628.

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Travins JM; Bursavich MG; Veber DF; Rich DH.

Aspartic protease inhibitors: Expedient synthesis of 2-substituted statines.

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Stevens PW; Hall JG; Lyamichev V; Neri BP; Lu MC; Wang LM; Smith LM; Kelso DM.

Analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms with solid phase invasive cleavage reactions.

NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH 2001, Vol 29, Iss 16, pp U13-U20.

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Roland CM; Ngai KL; Santangelo PG; Qiu XH; Ediger MD; Plazek DJ.

Temperature dependence of segmental and terminal relaxation in atactic polypropylene melts.

MACROMOLECULES 2001, Vol 34, Iss 18, pp 6159-6160.

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Brunold TC; Craft JL; Ludden PW.

Spectroscopic insights into the molecular mechanism of CO oxidation catalyzed by CO dehydrogenase.

JOURNAL OF INORGANIC BIOCHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 86, Iss 1, pp 160-160.

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Marathe A; Condon AE; Corn RM.

On combinatorial DNA word design.

JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY 2001, Vol 8, Iss 3, pp 201-219.

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Lippow SM; Qiu XH; Ediger MD.

Effect of tacticity on the segmental dynamics of polypropylene melts investigated by C-13 nuclear magnetic resonance.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2001, Vol 115, Iss 10, pp 4961-4965.

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Hondal RJ; Nilsson BL; Raines RT.

Selenocysteine in native chemical ligation and expressed protein ligation.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 40, Iss 29, pp 9- .

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Kersteen EA; Barrows SR; Raines RT.

A new assay for protein disulfide bond isomerization.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 40, Iss 29, pp 34- .

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Chandran SS; Taylor KM; Raines RT.

Contribution of individual modules of a leucine-rich repeat protein to its affinity for other proteins.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 40, Iss 29, pp 42- .

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Smith BD; Higgin JJ; Raines RT.

Cytotoxic folate-targeted ribonuclease variants.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 40, Iss 29, pp 45- .

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Dickson KA; Raines RT.

Mechanism of ribonuclease cytotoxicity.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 40, Iss 29, pp 71- .

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Plainkum P; Fuchs SM; Raines RT.

Ribonuclease A zymogen as a chemotherapeutic for malaria.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 40, Iss 29, pp 92- .

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Haigis MC; Raines RT.

Ribonuclease internalization.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 40, Iss 29, pp 93- .

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Lee JWE; Raines RT.

Role of lysine residues in the active site of onconase.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 40, Iss 29, pp 94- .

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Arnold U; Hinderaker MP; Nilsson BL; Huck BR; Gellman SH; Raines RT.

Semisynthesis of proteins containing nonnatural modules.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 40, Iss 29, pp 97- .

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Hinderaker MP; Arnold U; Raines RT.

Stabilization of semi-synthetic ribonuclease A with covalent mimics of disulfide bonds.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 40, Iss 29, pp 98- .

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Owen RM; Gestwicki JE; Young T; Cairo CW; Kiessling LL.

Specifically end-labeled polymers for probing multivalent interactions.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 40, Iss 29, pp 102- .

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Hondal RJ; Abel RL; Raines RT.

Stereochemical consequences of catalysis by ribonuclease A: Nonnatural variants and phosphorothioate substrates.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 40, Iss 29, pp 172- .

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Abel R; Hondal RJ; Raines RT.

Active-site variants of ribonuclease A.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 40, Iss 29, pp 181- .

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Mowery P; He Y; Kiessling LL.

Binding of antibodies to alpha-galactosyl derivatives incorporated into liposomes.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 40, Iss 29, pp 203- .

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Fuchs SM; Raines RT.

Effect of guanidinium display on the translocation of molecules through membranes.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 40, Iss 29, pp 215- .

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Hodges JA; Raines RT.

Effect of fluoroproline in the X-position on the triple-helical stability of collagen.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 40, Iss 29, pp 226- .

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Lamanna AC; Gestwicki JE; Adler J; Kiessling LL.

Effects of multivalent, chemotactically active, saccharide polymers on bacterial swarmer cell dedifferentiation.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 40, Iss 29, pp 228- .

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Jenkins CL; Bretscher LE; Raines RT.

Factors affecting the conformational stability of collagen.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 40, Iss 29, pp 232- .

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Jardine AM; Leonidas DD; Jenkins JL; Park C; Raines RT; Acharya KR; Shapiro R.

Cleavage of 3 ',5 '-pyrophosphate-linked dinucleotides by ribonuclease A and angiogenin.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 40, Iss 34, pp 10262-10272.

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Ropp J; Lawrence C; Farrar TC; Skinner JL.

Rotational motion in liquid water is anisotropic: A nuclear magnetic resonance and molecular dynamics simulation study.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 123, Iss 33, pp 8047-8052.

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Reich HJ; Goldenberg WS; Gudmundsson BO; Sanders AW; Kulicke KJ; Simon K; Guzei IA.

Amine-chelated aryllithium reagents-structure and dynamics.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 123, Iss 33, pp 8067-8079.

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Gellman SH.

Structure and function in beta-peptide foldamers..

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 204-MEDI- .

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Cairo CW; Kiessling LL; Murphy RM.

Inhibitors of beta-amyloid toxicity: Identifying molecules that recognize beta-amyloid peptide.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 206-MEDI- .

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Higgin JJ; Friedman L; Raines RT.

Chemical genetics for the discovery of bioavailable ligands.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 245-MEDI- .

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Soltero ML; Marlow AL; Kiessling LL.

Determining the binding specificity of UDP-galactopyranose multase using natural and non-natural substrate analogs.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 279-MEDI- .

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Gestwicki JE; Cairo CW; Boehm FJ; Kiessling LL.

Mechanistic origins of the valency effect: Multivalent ligand binding studied by surface plasmon resonance and isothermal titration calorimetry.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 319-MEDI- .

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"Hinged" metalloporphyrins: Active components in novel sensor devices.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 63-ORGN- .

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Geva E; Skinner JL.

Single molecule spectroscopy in glasses.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 50-PHYS- .

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Corn RM; Nelson BP; Smith E; Hurtt G.

Surface plasmon resonance imaging studies of DNA and protein microarrays.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 11-PMSE- .

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Lisensky GC; Nordell KJ; Condren SM; Breitzer JG; Widstrand CG; Ellis AB.

Lighting up your chemistry class.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2001, Vol 221, pp 5-COMM- .

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GENERAL CHEMISTRY TUTORS NEEDED!!

Interested in earning a little extra money? Sign up to be a GenChem tutor. Email Diana Duff, dlduff@facstaff.wisc.edu or stop by our office, room 1328 Chemistry, to register. If you are not currently a Chemistry graduate student, you will require approval from the General Chemistry Coordinator before being listed. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2001.

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2001 Biotechnology Training Program

The Fall Orientation will be held at the On Wisconsin Room - Red Gym 716 Langdon Street on Thursday September 20 from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. Trainees and trainers will be there to explain more about the Biotechnology Training Program, and scientist Dr. Paul Conrad from a local biotech start-up - Stratatech LLC. As Paul was a trainee in the Biotechnology Training Program and a recent graduate from the Chemical Engineering Department, he is familiar with the benefits of this program. Program schedule and additional information are available in Room 1146 Chemistry. Students are eligible for the program if they are US citizens or permanent residents, and are in a doctorate program. Promising candidates are nominated by themselves or by trainers, and are reviewed on their grades, GRE scores, interest in biotechnology research, and other criteria. There will be five traineeships to award this winter to students currently enrolled at the UW. If you have any questions or concerns, please phone Beth Holden at 262-6753.

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National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences

Number of Awards: Varies yearly. Type: Fellowship. Renewable? Up to 6 years. Amount: Tuition, Fees; Stipend: Years 1-4 $12,500/yr., Years 5-6 $15,000/yr.; plus two summers paid research employment. Valued at $156,000 to $200,000 depending on University attended. Field of Study: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and their Subdisciplines, and related engineering fields: Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental and Mechanical. Location or Type of Institution: Any Ph.D. granting, participating NPSC Member University or College. (see NPSC Web Page http://www.npsc.org - "Signatory Institution Members"). Minimum Eligibility: Must be (1) a U. S. citizen and have the ability to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution; (2) in your senior year with at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA, OR in your first year of a grad program pursuing a Ph.D., OR in a terminal master's program (no Ph.D. in your discipline at your university) OR returning from the workforce with no more than a master's degree. NOTE: Students currently in their second or subsequent year of a Ph.D. program are not eligible! Persons who already possess a doctoral degree in any field are not eligible!

Selection is based on (Primary considerations): Research experience at University and Industry, Letters of Recommendation at Professional level (Professors and Employers), Academic standing (GPA), and GRE Scores (General test required, Subject test suggested and may be required by grad department).

Application Procedure:

  • Posters and announcements mailed to all universities and colleges in August.
  • Student accesses NPSC Web Page, http://www.npsc.org, leading to the on-line STUDENT APPLICATION.
  • Student completes the on-line application, prints and signs a copy, then returns all application materials no later than November 5. (If November 5 is a weekend, extension to the following Monday is automatic.)
  • Academic Screening Committee reviews in early December.
  • Employer Selection Committee selects those they will sponsor plus alternates in late January.
  • Award announcements are made at the end of January. Finalization of awards and letters to non-selects are completed approximately late-March.

Application Deadline: November 5, Annually. Application period: August-November 5. For Application: Access NPSC Web Page: http://www.npsc.org. Sponsor's Name, Address, and Phone Number: National Physical Science Consortium, MSC 3NPS, Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001, (505)646-6038 or 1-800-952-4118, Web Page: http://www.npsc.org, e-mail: npsc@npse.org. For Questions Contact: E. Gene Bailey, Administrator, National Physical Science Consortium, MSC 3NPS, Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001, (505)646-6038 or 1-800-952-4118, email: npsc@npsc.org.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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ExxonMobil Chemical currently has two openings for Inorganic/Organometallic Chemists at its Baytown Polymer Center, Baytown, TX. A Ph.D in chemistry is required along with good oral and written skills. The successful candidate will work in the area of polyolefin catalyst design, synthesis, and development with a strong emphasis on teamwork. The applicant must have permanent work authorization in the US and be available January 1, 2002. Please send your resume and three references by e-mail (MS Word attachment) to: David McConville, Manager Polymers Catalysis, at David.H.McConville@ExxonMobil.com by August 31st, 2001.

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BioInformatics Munich (BIM). The research center BioInformatics Munich invites applications for several currently available positions as Associate Professor (tenure-track, C3) in Bioinformatics. BioInformatics Munich is a network bringing together the expertise in bioinformatics of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), the Technische Universität München (TUM), the Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit (GSF) and the Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie (MPI). BIM, which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), stimulates inter-university and interdisciplinary cooperation including disciplines such as biology, chemistry, computer science, information technology, life sciences, and medicine. Each of the two universities will fill two associate professor positions. Teaching duties include courses in the bioinformatics program, which is implemented jointly by the two universities. After an initial appointment at the associate professor (C3) level for 5 years, tenure (permanent C3 position) will be granted subject to a successful tenure review procedure. While funded by DFG, each associate professor position is equipped with 2 additional research positions (BAT II a). The research focus of the positions is on bioinformatics areas such as algorithmic bioinformatics, high-throughput analysis, structural genomics and biology, structure prediction and modelling, as well as bioinformatics databases and applications. In addition to a proven track record of outstanding and original research work in a relevant area, candidates must have a doctorate and habilitation or equivalent scientific expertise (which may have been acquired outside of academia), and they must demonstrate strong pedagogic skills. At the time of appointment, candidates must not be older than 52 years of age. BIM is committed to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Applications from qualified women are therefore encouraged. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, references, certificates, a summary (at most three pages) of past and current research as well as copies of three recent publications to: Executive Board, BioInformatics Munich, c/o Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Kriegel, Institut fuer Informatik, Universitaet Muenchen, Oettingenstr. 67, D-80538 Muenchen, Germany. Closing date for applications is September 3, 2001.

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Albany Molecular Research, Inc., are looking to recruit qualified scientists interested in joining the scientific research and development team at Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (AMRI). AMRI provides the highest quality chemical research and development services to companies in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and life science industries. Our custom chemistry services span the entire drug development cycle, from lead discovery to commercial manufacturing, enabling our customers to develop products in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Due to our continued rapid expansion, there are a significant number of career opportunities for scientists seeking a dynamic and challenging work environment. Scientists at AMRI are involved in a variety of chemistry projects in a professional setting that emphasizes visibility, and rewards individual contributions. We seek those who understand that attention to detail, exceptional quality, excellent customer service and confidentiality are essential tools for success. Opportunities exist at all of our business locations for scientists seeking the visibility, challenges and rewards offered by our rapidly growing organization. Disciplines include: Analytical Chemistry, Combinatorial Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Bio-Organic Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Microbial Synthesis, Chemical Development, Enzymology, Microbiology. Interested individuals may forward their resume directly to our Human Resources Department. Further information about our Company and available career opportunities can be found on our website: www.albmolecular.com. Andrea M. Schulz, PHR, Director, Human Resources, e-mail: andreas@albmolecular.com.

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Kevin Hicks, Eastern Regional Research Center, ARS, USDA has an immediate opening for a carbohydrate/biopolymer chemist/biochemist. Some important details:

1. Must be U.S. Citizen (sorry, no exceptions)

2. Permanent, full time Senior Scientist with Agricultural Research Service

3. Very competitive Salary and full Benefits.

4. Fully funded, 12 month appointment.

5. Fully funded for equipment, supplies, support.

6. State of the art Research Center. See http://www.arserrc.gov.

7. Project is to develop new biobased products from carbohydrates that exist in abundant agricultural products and byproducts.

Send to: Kevin B. Hicks, Research Leader, Plant Science & Technology Research, Eastern Regional Research Center, ARS, USDA, 600 E. Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, voice 215-233-6579, fax 215-233-6406, internet: khicks@arserrc.gov, website: http://www.arserrc.gov/ps/.

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SurroMed Pte Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SurroMed, Inc. (Mtn View, CA), announces the opening of its advanced R&D facility in Singapore. Our mission is the rapid development of new technologies to precisely diagnose and treat human diseases. We combine biochemistry, nanotechnology, and medical informatics in our search for disease specific biomarkers. Bioanalytical Chemists. We seek a Manager who will oversee the development of new technologies for biochemical analysis based on nanomaterials. Scope of research includes biomolecule (DNA, protein, etc.) attachment to metal nanoparticles and the use of optical spectroscopies (reflection, absorption, fluorescence, Raman scattering) to create new biochemical assay platforms. The successful applicant must have an excellent technical background (PhD and industry experience required) and the ability to inspire a multi-disciplinary, entrepreneurial, scientific staff. Scientists. (MS or PhD preferred) will have experience applying modern methods of chemical analysis (fluorescence, UV-Vis, FTIR, HPLC), and microscopy (optical/electron) to biochemical systems (peptides, proteins, DNA, etc.). Experience with surface chemistry and/or nanomaterials will be emphasized. Analytical instrumentation chemist. This position requires extensive experience in different forms of vibrational spectroscopies. Candidates with knowledge of chemical and physical properties of nanoparticles will be of advantage. The main responsibility of this individual would be to develop these vibrational spectroscopies for various applications. Qualifications: PhD. Please e-mail your cover and resume to: talent@surromed.com.sg.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Professor Michael Jung is seeking your help in their efforts to fill an open-rank, tenure-track position in Organic Chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles, to begin September 2002. We are seeking a candidate who will establish a vigorous and innovative research program in organic chemistry and an excellent teaching record. Although excellent candidates in any sub-discipline of organic chemistry will certainly be considered, we are especially looking for people at the chemistry-biology interface. We are trying to identify the best possible candidates for this position and urge you to help us by bringing this opportunity to the attention of the graduate students and postdoctoral scholars whom you feel are qualified. A complete application should include a curriculum vita, a statement of research accomplishments and future research plans, and a description of proposed research not exceeding four pages. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be mailed to the address below. Application should be completed by October 15, 2001 and directed to: Chairman, Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1569.

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University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Assistant Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences: Chemistry. The primary responsibilities are the teaching of undergraduate courses in physical chemistry, introductory chemistry and courses in area of expertise. The candidate is expected to participate in an interdisciplinary Environmental Science program. The candidate is expected to engage in scholarly activity consistent with the goals of the University. Required: Ph.D. in chemistry by August 2002 and demonstrated commitment to teaching and research. Preferred: Experience in polymer chemistry, radiochemistry or chemical kinetics; teaching experience, post-doctoral work, and an interest in an interdisciplinary environmental science program. Starting date is August 26, 2002. Full-time, academic-year, tenure track appointment. Initial appointment is for three years, with a maximum six-year probationary period. Quality teaching, scholarly activity, and professional and University service are required for tenure and promotion to associate professor. Minimum $40,000 (academic year). Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Excellent health benefits are available, and inclusion in the state retirement plan is required. Submit letter of application along with vita, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation to: Dr. John Lyon, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, Natural and Applied Sciences, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311-7001. Telephone calls to discuss the position are welcome: (920) 465-2266, FAX: (920) 465-2376 E-mail: Lyonj@uwgb.edu. Application deadline: Open until filled; first screening October 15, 2001.

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The Chemistry Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has full-time openings at the assistant professor level or at the tenured level in all areas of chemistry including the interdisciplinary areas of environmental chemistry, materials chemistry and chemical biology. Candidates must have the Ph.D. degree by August 21, 2002. All applicants should demonstrate truly exceptional accomplishments and future potential in both independent scholarship and teaching. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a detailed statement of research and professional objective, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Gregory S. Girolami, Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, 505 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801, (telephone: 217/333-5071). Salary negotiable. All applications received by October 1, 2001 will receive full consideration for appointments starting August 21, 2002.

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Faculty Position - Open Rank - Analytical Chemistry - University of California, Riverside - UCR's Department of Chemistry invites applications for a faculty position (open rank) in Analytical Chemistry, to start 1 July 2002. A Ph.D. in chemistry, the ability to conduct an innovative and vigorous research program, and excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests complement those of existing faculty. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Candidates for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level should send a complete curriculum vitae as well as statements of research interests and accomplishments. Candidates for appointment at the Assistant Professor level should send a complete curriculum vitae and research proposals and should arrange for three letters of reference. Applications and letters of reference should be sent to: Professor Werner Kuhr, Analytical Chemistry Search Chair, Department of Chemistry-027, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0403. Evaluation of applications will begin on October 19, 2001, but the position will remain open (and applications accepted) until the position is filled. Information about the Department is available at http://www.chern.ucr.edu.

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Faculty Position -- Assistant Professor of Chemistry - University of California, Riverside - The UCR Department of Chemistry and the UCR Air Pollution Research Center (APRC) invite applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank to start 1 July 2002. The position requires a Ph.D. in analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, or another area of chemistry, and the ability to conduct an innovative and vigorous research program. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The research program will include environmental chemistry that emphasizes aqueous phase chemistry and/or environmental analytical chemistry. In addition, the candidate will have excellent prospects for teaching chemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Postdoctoral experience will be helpful. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry and in APRC and will have research interests that complement the ongoing research in the Department of Chemistry and APRC. The APRC mission includes fundamental and applied chemical studies of atmospheric processes as viewed in the broadest sense. Applicants should send a complete curriculum vitae and statement of research interests, and should have three original letters of reference sent to: Professor Roger Atkinson, Director, Chemistry/APRC Faculty Search Committee Chair, Air Pollution Research Center, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521. Evaluation of applications will begin on October 19, 2001, but the position will remain open (and applications accepted) until the position is filled. Additional information about the Department of Chemistry and APRC is available at http://www.chem.ucr.edu and at http://cnas.ucr.edu/~aprc/aprc.html, respectively.

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Bruce Armitage of the Chemistry Department at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking to identify suitable candidates for a junior-level faculty position in Organic Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University. Application materials can be sent directly to Bruce Armitage at: Chair, Organic Search Committee and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Carnegie Mellon University 4400 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890, Tel: 412-268-4196 Fax: 412-268-1061 e-mail: army@cyrus.andrew.cmu.edu.

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Inorganic/ Organic chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Inorganic/Organic Chemistry, beginning winter 2002 or fall 2002. This is part of a strategic plan to recruit nationally recognized teachers and scholars to UMKC's faculty. The position requires a Ph. D. in Chemistry, strong commitment to research, and the potential to attract external support. The Department of Chemistry offers B.S., M.S. and interdisciplinary Ph. D. degrees. Interested applicants should send a cover letter identifying the position applied for, a vitae, a short description of research plans, and transcripts, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: University of Missouri-Kansas City, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64110-2499, Phone: 816-235-2273, Fax: 816-235-5502, e-mail: doven@umkc.edu. Review of completed applications will continue until the position is filled. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

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Assistant Professor, organic chemistry: The Department of Chemistry at Michigan State University invites outstanding scientists in all areas of Organic Chemistry to apply for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. Candidates are expected to establish a vigorous research program and pursue excellence in research and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field and should send a current curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of research plans to: Katharine C. Hunt, Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1322. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. Review of applications will begin October 15, but late submissions will be considered if suitable candidates are not identified by the deadline.

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Analytical chemist, Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of chemistry and biochemistry, Texas Tech University. Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the Associate Professor level from candidates with a doctoral degree in any area of Experimental Analytical Chemistry to strengthen or complement our present expertise (see our web site at: http://www.ttu.edu/~chem/faculty.) 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. Send a curriculum vita, description of proposed research (including start-up requirements), and names/contact information for three individuals from whom reference letters have been requested. Send all material to: Professor P. K. Dasgupta, Analytical Search Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79490-1061. Evaluation of applications will begin on October 1, 2001.

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University of Iowa, college of pharmacy. Faculty Position in Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry. The Division of Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry (NINPC) invites outstanding applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, Chemistry, Biochemistry or Biological Sciences and relevant postdoctoral experience. The new position offers excellent laboratory space, start-up package and salary with expectation of establishing an independent research program and teaching in the graduate and professional programs. Applicants with research interests in any aspect of Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology are encouraged to apply. Information about 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 1.

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

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Research Associate. Immediate multi-year NIH-funded postdoctoral position to study macrophage- active biomimetic oligopeptides derived from extracellular matrix proteins, post-ligation intracellular signaling, and cellular phenotypic development in an established biomaterial/bioengineering/drug delivery laboratory. For a review of selected research activities within the laboratory, refer to http://www.bioscience.org/2001/v6/d/kao/2.htm. A successful candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in cell biology, biochemistry, or related fields and should have an extensive research experience in leukocyte biology, protein chemistry, and/or ligand-receptor recognition. Send detailed C.V., statement of research interests, and three reference letters to: Prof. W. John Kao, School of Pharmacy and Department of Biomedical Engineering, 777 Highland Ave, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI 53705, email: wjkao@pharmacy.wisc.edu.

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Postdoctoral research fellowship organic synthesis. The Chemistry & Materials Division of the Research Department (Naval Aviation Science & Technology Office) at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California anticipates the availability of a postdoctoral research fellowship commencing in Fiscal Year 2002 (i.e., October 2001-September 2002) in one or more of the following specialties of organic synthesis: organic nitramines; nitrogen heterocycles such as diazocines and pyrilmidines; difluoramine and its derivatives; energetic fluorine chemistry; nitroheteroaromatic chemistry; nitroaliphatic chemistry. For formal application, candidates will develop a short research proposal of mutual interest. The annual stipend range is approximately $50,000-$57,000 depending on relevant postgraduate experience. Benefits include relocation expenses, medical and life insurance, and a professional travel allowance. Consult the ONR-ASEE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program's Web site: http://www.asee.org/onr/. The Chemistry & Materials Division provides state-of-the-art instrumentation and laboratory facilities in a stimulating atmosphere, located 150 miles north of Los Angeles in the Mojave Desert. Read-about the facilities: http://www.nawcwpns.navy.milltechtransfer/ and http://www.asee.org/onr/htmlfiabl-2.htm. U.S. Citizenship Required. Down selection must occur before application, and the next quarterly deadline is 1 October 2001. Write or call the principal investigator to express interest: Dr. Robert D. Chapman, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (Code 4T4200D), China Lake, CA 93555; phone (760) 939-1663.

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Assistant Professor Kathryn Grant of Georgia State University. A postdoctoral position is immediately available on an interdisciplinary research project. Work will focus on the application of combinatorial chemistry toward the discovery of new metal complexes for peptide cleavage and protein structural studies. This project is funded by an NSF CAREER Award. Experience/training in coordination chemistry, solid phase synthesis, and/or combinatorial chemistry is desirable. If interested, please e-mail CV with a publication list, summary of research experience, and list of professional references to: Prof. Kathy Grant at kbgrant@gsu.edu, phone: 404-651-0613.

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A research position in synthetic organic chemistry will be available starting on or about January 1, 2002 in Professor David Kingston's laboratory at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia. The work will involve studies of the chemistry of taxol and the epothilones. The first and most urgent task will be to carry out syntheses of epothilone analogs with stable isotope labels at various positions. A second task will be the synthesis of taxol analogs by combinatorial chemistry methods. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent skills in these areas or with excellent general synthetic skills. The salary will be up to US$27,500/year plus fringe benefits. Appointment will be for one year in the first instance, but will be renewable up to three years by mutual agreement. Overseas applicants should note that no funds are available to reimburse travel expenses incurred in moving to Virginia. Information on the Kingston Group is available at http://www.chem.vt.edu/chem-dept/kingston/DGIK.html. Candidates wishing to apply for this position should send a letter of application and a copy of their most recent curriculum vitae to: Dr. Kingston at the Department of Chemistry, M/C 0212,Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, and should ask three referees to send letters of recommendation to the same address. Applications may also be FAXed to 540-231- 7702 or sent by E-mail to Dkingston@vt.edu.

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Associate Professor Daniel A. Higgins of Kansas State University is seeking candidates to fill a postdoctoral position in Chemistry at Kansas State University. This position is associated with a collaborative project between my research group and that of Prof. Maryanne Collinson. We are seeking a postdoctoral associate to perform single molecule spectroscopic experiments on sol-gel-derived silicate glass films. This project is funded by a grant from the US Army. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in chemistry or related field. Experience in spectroscopic and microscopic methods or sol-gel chemistry will be a significant benefit. This position is available immediately and will initially be for one year. Upon agreement between all parties, the position will be renewable for at least one additional year. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience, likely in the range of $28,000-$32,000 per year (plus benefits). Interested persons should send a letter and curriculum vitae (listing all publications) to: Prof. Dan Higgins, Dept. of Chemistry, Willard Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-3701, phone: 785-532-6371, Fax: 785-532-6666, e-mail: higgins@ksu.edu. Applicants should also have three letters of recommendation sent to the above address. This position will remain open until filled. The anticipated starting date is nominally January 1, 2002.

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Department of Chemistry and the Photonics Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts. An opening is available immediately for a postdoctoral research associate to work on the development of new electron-transfer-based optical limiters. The project has to do with the design and characterization of systems that protect against laser radiation through near instantaneous (sub-picosecond) formation of phototransients that strongly absorb in the visible and near-IR. A strong working knowledge of Q-switched or mode locked laser systems is essential. The candidate will be expected to complete construction of a picosecond pump-probe system and to assist in the maintenance of group apparatus, including emission lifetime and nanosecond flash equipment. Experience with intramolecular electron transfer systems or with solid polymers or glasses used in photonics applications will be helpful. Application materials, including a c.v. and at least two recommendations, 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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