Chemistry Newsletter - 09/17/2001

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXV No. 30 September 17th, 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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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings --- Tuesdays - 1:20 PM - Room 8335 Chemistry

October 2nd, 2001 November 13th, 2001 December 11th, 2001 January 8th, 2002
February 12th, 2002 March 12th, 2002 April 9th, 2002 May 14th, 2002

Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays ---1:30 PM - Chairs Office

September 25th, 2001 October 16th, 2001 November 6th, 2001 November 20th, 2001
December 4th, 2001 December 18th, 2001 January 15th, 2002 February 5th, 2002
February 19th, 2002 March 5th, 2002 March 19th, 2002 April 2nd, 2002
April 16th, 2002 May 7th, 2002 May21st, 2002

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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 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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Tuesday, September 18th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Leon Phillips, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. "Venus - Not Just A Pretty Face"

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Ronald G. Larson, University of Michigan. " Unsolved Problems in the Rheology of Dilute Polymer Solutions"

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Thursday, September 20th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Thomas C. Farrar, UW Madison. "Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Structure and Dynamics and Hydrogen Bonded Liquids"

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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 Rensselaer Polytechnic University, Troy NY.

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Monday, September 24th, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Hunkyun Pak, UW Chemistry.

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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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Tuesday, September 25th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Mark Lonergan, Oregon State University. "Controlling Charge Transfer at Conjugated Polymer Interfaces"

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Max Heckscher, (Crim Group). "Vibrational level dependent IVR of CH2I2 in solution: Competition between statistical and state-specific mechanisms"

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Matthias Scheffler, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. "Get Real! The Importance of Complexity for Understanding the Function of Surfaces"

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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. "New Technologies for Deciphering the Genome"

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Monday, October 1st, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Professor Manfred Wagner, TU Berlin. "Rheology of Polymers Melts - The Molecular Stress Funtion Model with Disspative Constrain Release"

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 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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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Christoph Weise. "Small molecule structure determination with LX-NMR"

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

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Thursday, October 4th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.a., Room 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Hye Jin Lee, UW-Madison. "SPR Imaging Measurements of DNA and RNA Microarrays Using Microfluidics"

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Monday, October 8th, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Courtney Thurau, Graduate Student. "Influence of Spatially Heterogeneous Dynamics on Physical Aging in Polystyrene"

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Benjamin Schwartz, UCLA. " How Does the Solvent Control the Dynamics of Electron Transfer"

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Rob Halter, (McMahon Group).

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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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Monday, October 15th, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Professor Quing Cui, UW Chemistry. " Allosteric Control of Enzyme Catalysis and Signal Transduction"

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Gerald Marriott, UW Physiology.

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Dan Beseman (Wright Group). "Inhomogeneous broadening in multiply vibrationally resonant nonlinear spectroscopies"

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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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Monday, October 22nd, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Martha Montague, UW Chemical Engineering. "Imaging Layers Based on Surface-Initiated Polymers"

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Monday, October 22nd, 2001 - Hirschfelder Prize Lecture Series. 4:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Bruce Berne, Columbia University. "A Personal Retrospective on Molecular Dynamics"

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2001 - Hirschfelder Prize Lecture Series. 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Bruce Berne, Columbia University. "Polarizable Force Fields for Waterans Aqueous Solutions"

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2001 - Hirschfelder Prize Lecture Series. 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Bruce Berne, Columbia University. "Simulating Quantum Dynamics in Condensed Systems"

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Omar Green - Graduate Student.

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

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Monday, October 29th, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Leonardo Paterno, UW CPAM. " Fabrication of Ultra-Thin Films of Conducting Polymers by Self-Assembly Technique"

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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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Tuesday, October 30th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, (MacElvain), 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. David Wineland, NIST-Boulder.

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Paul Ludden.

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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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Monday, November 5th, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. J. Kamakshi, UW Chemistry, Graduate Student. " Self-Assembly of Proteins on Membranes"

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Nancy Thompson, UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry.Matt Hutchison (Crim Group). "Vibrationally Mediated Photodissociation of Ammonia"

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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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Monday, November 12th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Bob Clark, UW Madison, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Jingsong Zhang, University of California-Riverside.

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Travis Berggren (Smith Group). "Single Pulse Nanoelectrospray Mass Spectrometry-Ink Jet Printing Meets Mass Spec"

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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. "Single Molecule Systems for Genome Analysis"

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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, 4:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. SonBinh Nguyen, Northwestern University. "Polymer-Biopolymer and Polymer-Inorganic Nano-Structures: Novel Hybrid Materials"

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Monday, November 19th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Susie Martins - Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Chris Lawrence (Skinner Group). "Ultrafast Vibrational Spectroscopy of Water"

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

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Wei Cai (Hamers Group). "Chemical Patterning of Iodine-terminated Silicon Surfaces Using Visible Light"

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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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GENERAL CHEMISTRY TUTORS NEEDED!!

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Chemistry Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, http://www.ses.uiuc.edu has full-time openings at the assistant professor level or at the tenured level in any of the traditional areas of chemistry and 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 objectives, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Gregory S. Girolami, Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, 600 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, telephone: 217-333-5071. Salary negotiable. All applications received by October 1, 2001 will receive full consideration for appointments starting August 21, 2002.

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The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in inorganic or analytical chemistry. An earned doctorate in chemistry, expertise in inorganic or analytical chemistry, teaching experience and the ability to clearly communicate chemical concepts is required; post-doctoral experience is an asset. The successful candidate will teach courses in their field of expertise and in general chemistry, and is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program involving undergraduate students; start-up funds are available. Student advising and service to the department and the University are also expected. Applicants will submit a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching plans, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire, W1 54702. FAX: 715-836-4979, Phone: 715-836-3417. For priority consideration, completed applications must be postmarked no later than October 19, 2001; however, screening may continue until the position is filled. For information related to this position see: http://www.uwec.edu/academic/curric/halfenja/tenuretrack.html.

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Baylor University. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (ACS certified, PhD program) invites applications for two full-time positions: Lecturer in Biochemistry Organic beginning Spring 2002 and Visiting Assistant Professor to teach general chemistry beginning Fall 2002. Positions are for one semester and one year, respectively, with possible extension for an additional year. Graduate degree in chemistry or related area required. Successful candidates must be able to communicate chemical concepts to undergraduates. Submit letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and statement of teaching philosophy to: Dr. Marianna Busch, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798 7340, e-mail: Marianna_Busch@baylor.edu. Review of applications begins October 15, 2001 and continues until the positions are filled.

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The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry (ACS certified, PhD program) at Baylor University seeks two tenure-track Assistant Professors in Biochemistry beginning Fall, 2002. New faculty must establish vigorous, independent research programs capable of attracting students and extramural funding, and demonstrate excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. First position is in physical biochemistry, the second is open to all areas of biochemistry. Postdoctoral experience highly desirable. Submit letter of application, CV, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, short statement of research plans and teaching philosophy, estimated start-up costs, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Mary Lynn Trawick, Biochemistry Search Committee, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798-7348, e-mail: Mary_Lynn_Trawick@baylor.edu. Review of applications -begins October 15, 2001 and continues until the position is filled.

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

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Bucknell University seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a vigorous research program in physical or biophysical chemistry involving undergraduates and Master's students. Teaching will involve physical or biophysical chemistry and general chemistry, biochemistry or sophomore-level inorganic chemistry, depending on the interests and background of the candidate. Ph. D. required, postdoctoral experience preferred. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, description of research plans, summary of teaching interests and experience (if applicable), and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Brian Williams, Chair of the Physical Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 17837 by Nov 1, 2001.

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Faculty positions in biochemistry and analytical chemistry. The department of Chemistry at Northern Arizona University, http://www.nau.edu/~chem/ invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions, one in biochemistry and one in analytical chemistry, starting August 2002. Appointment at the Associate Professor level may be possible, depending upon applicant's qualifications. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or analytical chemistry, the ability to provide excellent instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level in the field of expertise, as well as in introductory chemistry, and is expected to have experience working with a culturally diverse population of faculty, staff and students, Development of a strong externally funded research program is expected. Applications, including a CV, fist of publications, three letters of recommendation, and brief statements of teaching philosophy and proposed research directions, should be sent to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Box 5698, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5698. The search will remain open until the position is filled; however the screening committee will begin reviewing applications on 15 October, 2001.

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The University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for a faculty position in bioinformatics with a strong preference for the assistant professor level. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability for creative research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful candidates will be individuals who develop new approaches to understanding the flow of information in living things and who apply bioinformatic thinking to fundamental questions of biornolecular structure, function and evolution. Salary commensurate with qualifications and based on 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, Bioinformatics Search Committee 3-918F, University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 9500 Gilman Drive 0332, La Jolla, CA 92093-0332. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent under separate cover. The deadline for applications is October 8, 2001, but until positions are filled, all applications received will be assured full consideration. UCSD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff. Information about the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is available at http://chem.ucsd.edu.

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St. Cloud State University. Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Tenure-track appointment. Salary dependent upon academic qualifications and experience. Date of appointment will be August26, 2002. Primary duties: teaching undergraduate courses in forensic science and general chemistry, directing undergraduate student research and advising students. Faculty are required to demonstrate the following:

� ability to teach and/or perform effectively;

� scholarly achievement or research;

� continued preparation and study;

� contribution to student growth and development;

� service to the university and community.

Ph.D. in chemistry or related area required, with experience in forensic science. Teaching experience at the post-secondary level and an interest in developing new courses in forensic science is desirable. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds. Apply to: Dr. Nathan Winter, Chair, Forensic Science Search Committee, Chemistry Department, MS-358, St. Cloud State University 720 Fourth Avenue South St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498 (320) 255-3031 Fax 1320) 203-6041, e-mail: nwinter@stcloudstate.edu. The completed application must include letter of application, vitae, transcripts (photocopies acceptable for screening), a completed application form (which will be sent to applicant upon receipt of application letter), a brief description of proposed research involving undergraduate students, and three to five recent letters of reference (sent directly from referee). The successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts sent directly from the appropriate institutions. The postmarked deadline for the receipt of all application materials is October 12, 2001. Materials postmarked after this date cannot be guaranteed consideration. All finalists will be required to give a seminar during the interview process.

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Biochemist, Western Kentucky University. Tenure-track assistant professor position (exceptional candidates may be considered for higher rank) in ACS approved department beginning August, 2002. Ph.D. required. Must demonstrate excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate and master's level. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and statements of teaching philosophy and research goals to: Biochemistry Search Committee Department of Chemistry Western Kentucky University I Big Red Way Bowling Green, KY 42101-3576. Web: http://www.wku.edu/Dept/Academic/Ogden/Chemistry. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2001. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. This position requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry. The successful applicant will have responsibilities in undergraduate and graduate level biochemistry courses as well as general chemistry courses. The development of a strong research program for undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students is a requirement.

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The University of California, San Diego Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for faculty positions in biochemistry, with strong preference for the assistant professor level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and a demonstrated ability for creative research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department will consider applicants in all areas of biochemistry, particularly the following: structure of supramolecular machines; proteomics/mass spec; molecular evolution/protein design; signaling at membranes; functional genomics; carbohydrate biochemistry; cell signaling in stress responses; and quantitative analysis and modeling of complex molecular ensembles. Salary commensurate with qualifications and based on 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, Biochemistry Search Committee 3919F, University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, La Jolla, CA 92093-0332. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent under separate cover. The deadline for applications is October 8, 2001, but until positions are filled, all applications received will be assured full consideration. Information about the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is available at http://chem.ucsd.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at West Virginia University invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, one in Organic Chemistry and one in Bioanalytical Chemistry, beginning August 16, 2002. The Department seeks applicants for the Organic position with a research interest in any area of organic chemistry. For the Bioanalytical Chemistry position, the Department seeks applicants whose research interests and training include bioanalytical and biological chemistry. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and the development of a vigorous and externally funded research program are expected. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of research plans, and a brief description of teaching interests (courses), and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Organic Faculty Search Committee or the Bioanalytical Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, P.O. Box 6045, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6045. Review of completed applications will begin on October 15, 2001.

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Applications are invited for a tenure track faculty position in Inorganic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Arizona. We expect to fill this position at the Assistant Professor level, but qualified applicants at other levels are invited to apply. Candidate(s) must be strongly motivated toward development of a vigorous and productive research program, and must have a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A CV, list of publications, description of future research plans, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Chemistry Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Arizona, P.O. Box 210041, Tucson, AZ 85721-0041. Review of applicant files will begin four weeks after this advertisement appears. Applications should be received no later than November 1, 2001

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Iowa State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in chemistry. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics: analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and interdisciplinary chemistry. Review of applications will begin October 8, 2001. Appointment commences on August 16, 2002. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an internationally recognized research program and to contribute strongly to graduate and undergraduate education. Applications should include a current curriculum vitae plus list of publications, and a brief statement of research interests (three pages or less). Arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: the Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011.

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Georgia Southern University. Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Applications are invited for the full- time, tenure track position in biochemistry to begin August 1, 2002. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a Ph.D. in Chemistry with expertise in the area of biochemistry by time of appointment, with preference given to a biochemist with expertise in the area of molecular biology and with postdoctoral experience. A commitment to teaching undergraduate chemistry at all levels is expected. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education and will be expected to develop an active research program involving undergraduate students. Applicants must have command of written and spoken English, and their vita must provide evidence of strong teaching and research abilities. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. For additional information see departmental web page: http://www2.gasou.edu/chemdept. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, photocopies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a description of proposed research (5 pages or less), and three letters of reference to: Dr. Jeff Orvis, Search Chair, Georgia Southern University, Department of Chemistry P.O. Box 8064, Statesboro, GA 30460-8064. Application materials must be postmarked by November 1, 2001.

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The University of Colorado at Denver seeks a Ph. D. physical chemist for a position in Chemistry (rank open) to begin August 12, 2002. The successful candidate must establish a vigorous research program either in the area of chemical education or computational chemistry. Teaching proficiency is of prime importance for success. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in physical chemistry at the undergraduate and MS-level. Review of applications will begin on October 22. Applicants must send (1) a current C.V., (2) a statement of teaching goals, (3) a statement of research objectives, and (4) the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Professor Robert Damrauer, Chemistry Department, University of Colorado at Denver, CB 194, PO Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364. See http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~rdamraue/ for more information about the position, Department, and University.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Position, Georgia State University. Immediate Opening. 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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