Chemistry Newsletter - 09/27/2004

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVIII - No. 30 September 27th, 2004

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9340 Chemistry

10/12/04

11/9/04

12/14/04

2/8/05

3/8/05

4/12/05

5/10/05

 

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

10/5/04

10/19/04

11/2/04

11/16/04

12/7/04

12/21/04

1/25/05

2/15/05

3/1/05

3/15/05

4/5/05

4/19/05

5/3/05

5/17/05

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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 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.

 

Schedule for Introductory Research Talks:

5:45

6:45

7:15

Thursday, September 30

Sam Gellman

Jim Weisshaar

Mark Ediger

Thursday, October 7

Thomas Brunold

Thursday, October 14

Nita Sahai

Fleming Crim

Ned Sibert

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Victor Batista, Yale University. “Multidimensional Quantum Dynamics: Methods and Applications”

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Helma Wennemers, University of Basel, Switzerland. “The Versatility of Peptides - Molecular Recognition, Catalysis and Cleavage”

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Wednesday, September 29th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Santiago, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, September 30th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Song Jin, UW-Madison. “Nanoscale Materials for Integrated Nanoelectronic and Nanophotonic Systems”

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Thursday, September 30th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Igor Alabugin, Florida State University. “Light and Life: Design of Light - Activated DNA-Cleavage Agents”

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Friday, October 1st, 2004 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., Rm 1315 Chemistry Building. Laura Kiessling, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UW-Madison. “Multivalency: A new dimension for understanding cellular function.”

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Friday, October 1st, 2004 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Hansen, Lee Group. “Macrocyclic Ring Closing Enyne Metathesis”

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Friday, October 1st, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Dr. Joanna Skluzacek, EC&T. “Importance of Electrostatic Interactions for the Electrolyte Selectivity of Inorganic Membranes: The Role of Ionic Strength”

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Monday, October 4th, 2004 - Organic Hirschmann Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hideo Tomioka, Mie University. “Triplet Carbenes; From Fleeting Existences to Useful Molecular Units”

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Monday, October 4th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Edwin Chapman, UW-Madison. “Membrane Fusion: From Reconstituted Machines to Synapses”

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Tuesday, October 5th, 2004 - Organic Hirschmann Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hideo Tomioka, Mie University. “Phenylene Bis(diradical); How Does the Nature of the Diradical Subunit Affect the Overall Electronic Configuration?”

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Tuesday, October 5th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Benoit Roux, Cornell Medical School. “Theoretical and Computational Models of Ion Channels”

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Wednesday, October 6th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Douglas Grotjahn, San Diego State University.

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Thursday, October 7th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lingjun Li, UW-Madison. “Neuropeptidomic Analysis of a Small Nervous System using Multidimensional MS-based Approaches”

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Thursday, October 7th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sharon Beetner, Casey Group.

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Thursday, October 7th, 2004 - McElvain Seminar, 3:30 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. TBA.

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Friday, October 8th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Sam Sibley, EC&T. “Analysis of Natural Organic Matter Foulants on Reverse Osmosis Membranes”

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Monday, October 11th, 2004 - Theoretical Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Eitan Geva, University of Michigan. “Simulation of Quantum Molecular Dynamics in the Condensed Phase: Rate Constants, Correlation Functions and Nonequilibrium Dynamics”

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Monday, October 11th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. John Denu, UW-Madison. “Sirtuins: Enzymology of Lifespan Extension”

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Tuesday, October 12th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Annabel Muenter, Nathanson Group. “Interfacial Reactions in Pure and Salty Glycerol”

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Wednesday, October 13th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dean Roddick, University of Wyoming.

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Thursday, October 14th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Bob Hamers, UW-Madison. “Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: Interfacing Semiconductors to Organic, Biological, and Nanoscale Materials”

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Thursday, October 14th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Marvin, Burke Group.

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Friday, October 15th, 2004 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amanda Jones, Reich Group.

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Monday, October 18th, 2004 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Casey Hynes, University of Colorado and Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, or Adventures in the Theory of Reactions in Solution”

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Monday, October 18th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Colin Stewart, NCI. “Functional Architecture of the Nucleus in Development, Aging and Disease”

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Tuesday, October 19th, 2004 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Casey Hynes, University of Colorado and Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. “Chemistry in a Cold Climate: Heterogeneous Reactions Important in Atmospheric Ozone Depletion”

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Wednesday, October 20th, 2004 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Casey Hynes, University of Colorado and Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. “Solvation and Electronic Funnels: Polar Environment Impacts on Conical Intersections”

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Wednesday, October 20th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Jones, University of Rochester.

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Thursday, October 21st, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nita Sahai, UW-Madison.“Expanding Horizons in Geochemistry: From Rocks to Algae and Bone”

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Thursday, October 21st, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sankaran Thayumanavan, University of Massachusetts.

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Friday, October 22nd, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Jeffrey Brownson, EC&T.

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Monday, October 25th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Armin DeMeijere, University of Göttingen, Germany. “From Purely Small Rings to Biologically Active Compounds”

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Monday, October 25th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Nancy Andrews, Harvard. “The Iron Balancing Act”

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Steve Bradforth, University of Southern California. “Dynamics of Radicals in Solution Probed by Femtosecond Photodissociation and Photodetachment”

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Wednesday, October 27th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard Jordan, The University of Chicago.

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Thursday, October 28th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Juan de la Mora, Yale University.

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Friday, October 29th, 2004 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Neil Strotman, Casey Group.

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Friday, October 29th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Professor Greg Carmichael, University of Iowa.

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Monday, November 1st, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Janice Hall, Graduate Student, Landis Group.

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Monday, November 1st, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. James Thomson, UW-Madison. “TBA”

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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Charles Brooks, Scripps Research Institute. “Examining Theories and Models of Protein Folding with Molecular Simulation”

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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Popp, Graduate Student, Stahl Group.

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Thursday, November 4th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. TBA.

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Thursday, November 4th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Porco.

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Friday, November 5th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Profesor Tracey Holloway, UW-Gaylord Nelson Institute.

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Monday, November 8th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mark Banaszak-Holl, University of Michigan.

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Monday, November 8th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Kenneth Anderson, Harvard. “Targeting the Myeloma Cell in its Microenvironment”

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Roger Loring, Cornell University. “Understanding the Infrared Vibrational Echo: From the Morse Oscillator to Myoglobin”

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Wednesday, November 10th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Hashiguchi, Graduate Student, Landis Group.

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Thursday, November 11th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lloyd Smith, UW-Madison. “Towards Single Molecule Mass Spectrometry”

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Thursday, November 11th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yi Jin Kim, Lee Group.

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Friday, November 12th, 2004 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin McElroy, Kiessling Group.

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Friday, November 11th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Andy Rutter, EC&T.

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Monday, November 15th, 2004 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Emad Tajkhorshid, Department of Chemistry and the Beckman Institute, UIUC.

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Monday, November 15th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Domenico Accili, Columbia. “Forkhead proteins in diabetes”

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Tuesday, November 16th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lukas Tamm, University of Virginia.

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Tuesday, November 16th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David R. Liu, Harvard University. “A New Approach to the Synthesis and Discovery of Functional Molecules”

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Wednesday, November 17th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Diane Nutbrown, Graduate Student, Burstyn Group.

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Thursday, November 18th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Melissa Boersma, Belshaw Group.

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Friday, November 19th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Jeff Myers, WI DNR. “Regulation, Risk and Air Toxics: Overview of Current Air Toxics Regulatory Risk Assessment Practices at the Federal Level”

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Monday, November 22nd, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Alan Cherrington, Vanderbilt. “Regulation of Glucose Uptake and Storage by the Liver”

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Marcus Mueller, UW-Madison Physics. “How to Make Polymer Foams: Bubble Nucleation in Compressible Mixtures Containing Polymers”

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Monday, November 29th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Teresa Compton, UW-Madison. “Innate Sensing of Herpeviruses by Toll-like Receptors”

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Tuesday, November 30th, 2004 - Physical McElvain Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Geraldine Richmond, University of Oregon.

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Neil L. Kelleher, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lingyin Li, Kiessling Group.

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Friday, December 3rd, 2004 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jack Sadowsky, Gellman Group.

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Friday, December 3th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Julie Hahm, EC&T.

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Thursday, December 6th, 2004 - McElvain Seminar, 3:30 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. TBA.

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Monday, December 6th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Richard Lee, Brigham & Women’s Hospital. “Thioredoxin Inhibitors: a New Target in Diabetes”

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Tuesday, December 7th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ward Thompson, University of Kansas.

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Wednesday, December 8th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Katherine Rees, Graduate Student, Burstyn Group.

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Thursday, December 9th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Schwartz, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, December 9th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Karin Wohlever, Gellman/Stahl Groups.

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Friday, December 10th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Tim Lee, CEE.

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Monday, December 13th, 2004 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Darrin York, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota.

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Monday, December 13th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Gary Ruvkun, Mass. General Hospital. “Genetic and genomic analysis of RNA interference”

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Scholes, University of Toronto. “Exciton, Multiexcitons, and Spin States in Colloidal Quantum Dots: Can Electron Spin be Observed Using Linearly Polarized Light?”

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Thursday, December 16th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kimberly Smith, Reich Group.

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Analytical Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/fall2004.html.

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

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Recent Publications

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Lutz TR. He YY. Ediger MD. Pitsikalis M. Hadjichristidis N.

Dilute polymer blends: Are the segmental dynamics of isolated polyisoprene chains slaved to the dynamics of the host polymer?

Macromolecules. 37(17):6440-6448, 2004 Aug 24.

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Konnick MM. Guzei IA. Stahl SS.

Characterization of peroxo and hydroperoxo intermediates in the aerobic oxidation of N-heterocyclic-carbene-coordinated palladium(0).

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 126(33):10212-10213, 2004 Aug 25.

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Lasseter TL. Clare BH. Abbott NL. Hamers RJ.

Covalently modified silicon and diamond surfaces: Resistance to nonspecific protein adsorption and optimization for biosensing.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 126(33):10220-10221, 2004 Aug 25.

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Kim M. Park S. Maifeld SV. Lee D.

Regio- and stereoselective enyne cross metathesis of silylated internal alkynes.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 126(33):10242-10243, 2004 Aug 25.

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McMahon RJ.

Orville L. Chapman (1932-2004): Organic chemistry and education.

Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 43(32):4122, 2004.

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Copyright © 2004 Thomson ISI

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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NMR Scientist. An opening is available for a NMR Scientist in the Structure Elucidation Group, Pharmaceutical Sciences division of Pfizer Global Research and Development in Groton, CT. The Pharmaceutical Sciences NMR Resource Group supports all areas of drug development. It is responsible for the characterization of drug candidates, formulations, excipients, degradation products and impurities via NMR. The group interacts with other technology and project groups throughout Pfizer. The lab is equipped with 500, 600 and 700 MHz NMR spectrometers with liquids NMR capabilities including LC-NMR/MS. In addition to extensive research NMR capabilities, our group also supports an open access NMR facility. Numerous dditional NMR spectrometers are available on campus. As an NMR Research Scientist, you will: 1) Elucidate structures and solve scientific questions for small molecules of pharmaceutical interest using multidimensional liquids NMR and LC-NMR; 2) Investigate and implement novel experiments and technologies; 3) Write technical documents; 4) Interact with other technology experts; 5) Communicate routinely with chemists within Pharmaceutical Sciences as well as other divisions throughout Pfizer globally. The successful candidate will have a B.S./M.S. degree with 6+ years of NMR experience or a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or equivalent with expertise in small molecule NMR. The position will be heavily focused on all aspects of the structure elucidation of small organic molecules. Experience with chromatography and mass spectrometry is very essential. In addition, experience with molecular modeling is beneficial. Strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to carry out research independently are required. Expected is a strong interest and motivation to learn new technologies and concepts. For consideration, send your resume to: Brian L. Marquez, Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences, Structure Elucidation NMR Laboratory, Pfizer Global R & D, Groton, Pfizer Inc., 445 Eastern Point Rd., MS#8118A-2011, Groton CT, 06430, Tel. 860-686-1360, Fax 860-686-6227, e-mail: brian_marquez@groton.pfizer.com.

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Harris McCall & Associates. Sr. Research Engineer. Are you looking for an elite team that researches and develops new products for the global market? Our client is a highly regarded midwest company that designs and manufactures consumer products on a global scale. We’re looking for an exceptional “Out of the Box” thinker…a Sr. Research Engineer candidate who has a proven track record of leadership in developing and implementing a next generation for Repellant Coil Processes/Productions. This candidate must have demonstrated success in: New Process/Product Develop; Global Experience in Developing a Product; Trouble Shooting; Optimizing Continuous Improvement of Process/Product; Motivating People; Problem Solving; Good Interpersonal Skills; Innovative Ideas/Processes. Requirements: B.S. in Chemical Engineering or higher; 3 to 5 years experience in design, scale-up and/or operations of solid-handling extrusion equipment; Skilled in math, statistics and mechanical principles; Strong organization, planning and goal setting skills…realistic timetables and executing them. If you have a proven track record in new product design and development, this opportunity is for you. Our client is world reknown and hires only the top talent in their Field. Inquires to: Paula Altamirano, Account Executive, Phone: 262-387-777, Fax: 262-387-7770, e-mail: paltamirano@harrismccall.com.

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Director of NMR Facilities & Associate Director of NMR Facilities - Purdue University. Purdue University announces its search for a new Director and Associate Director to lead its campus-wide NMR facility. (See http://www.chem.purdue.edu/nmrfac for a description of the facility.) These individuals are expected to engage faculty and students in collaborative research, implement and develop state-of-the-art experiments, and oversee day-to-day operations of the facility. Creative individuals with the desire and energy to expand the research and capabilities of the facility and its user base are essential. Candidates are expected to have a broad knowledge of NMR experiments and pulse sequences, versatility with computer software and NMR hardware, and good communication skills. The Directors will be assisted by the facility's professional staff to help implement the strategic vision of the facility. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and the Director is expected to have at least 3 years NMR facilities management experience. Salaries will be commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should submit their CV to: Professor Daniel Raftery by mail at the Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, 47907, or email: raftery@purdue.edu.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Faculty Position at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Division of Human Biology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is soliciting applications to fill an open faculty position in the broad areas of genomics and genetics. Applicants with outstanding accomplishments, particularly in the areas of complex disease-gene mapping, population genetics, or large-scale approaches to functional genomics, proteomics, or bioinformatics are encouraged to apply. The Human Biology Division fosters interdisciplinary, collaborative research at the interfaces of basic, clinical, and population sciences in order to further our understanding of human biology, cancer, and other complex human diseases. The Division occupies state-of-the-art research laboratories on a new lakeside campus. The Center offers outstanding shared resources, including DNA array, sequencing, and proteomics facilities. The Center has active graduate-student and postdoctoral training programs and offers exceptional opportunities for scientific interactions with other investigators in the Seattle area. Additional information about the Division can be found at: http://www.fhcrc.org/science/human_biology/. Candidates should send a curriculum vita, a concise statement of research plans, and three letters of reference to: Human Biology Faculty Search Committee, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Division of Human Biology, Mailstop: C3-168, 1100 Fairview Avenue North, P.O. Box 19024, Seattle WA 98109-1024. The application deadline is October 15, 2004.

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St. Olaf College. Biochemist - Tenure-Track. Department of Chemistry, tenure-track, beginning September 1, 2005. Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Teach courses in chemistry and biochemistry, develop a research program involving undergraduates, and contribute significantly to our interdisciplinary program in Biomolecular Science. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry or a closely related field or anticipate completing it before the starting date of September 1, 2005. Experience in laboratory techniques of biochemistry and/or molecular biology is required. Applicants should provide a curriculum vita, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a summary of research interests and goals, and a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, especially addressing courses they are interested in teaching. Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of the goals of liberal arts education, a commitment to quality undergraduate teaching at all levels, and the intention to build an experimental research program that involves undergraduates. Applicants must show strong interest in helping shape our interdisciplinary program in Biomolecular Science in collaboration with other faculty in the Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics. In addition, applicants should have letters of reference be sent by three persons who are well acquainted with the applicant's professional qualifications, at least one of which addresses the applicant's teaching performance and potential. While E-mail inquiries are welcome, no electronic submission of application materials will be accepted. Inquiries and applications should be addressed to: Robert M. Hanson, Biochemistry Search Committee Chair, Chemistry Department, St. Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Avenue Northfield, MN 55057-1098 Phone: (507) 646-3107 E-mail: hansonr@stolaf.edu. Web: http://www.stolaf.edu/depts/chemistry/biochemist.html. Review of completed applications will begin on October 1, 2004, and will continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of UC San Diego (http://chem.ucsd.edu) invites applications for tenure-track/tenured faculty positions in all areas of organic chemistry. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and a demonstrated ability for creative research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on University of California pay scale. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, reprints of up to five representative papers, a summary of research plans, and a list of publications to: Chair, Organic Search Committee 4-416, University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0332. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent under separate cover. Prompt response is recommended. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at Temple University invites applications and nominations for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position in the area of Biochemistry/Chemical Biology. The position is open with respect to rank. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level are expected to demonstrate strong potential for establishing a vigorous research program funded by peer-reviewed research grants and for developing excellence in teaching. Applicants at the Associate and Full Professor levels are expected to have established research programs of high quality, supported by substantial externally funded peer-reviewed research grants and demonstrated significant teaching accomplishments. Salaries are highly competitive and substantial resources have been provided for start-up funding. Ample modern laboratory space is available. The Department of Chemistry (http://www.chem.temple.edu) is engaged in a new initiative of growth in research and education, and enjoys multiple collaborative interactions with research groups in other departments in the College of Science and Technology, the College of Engineering, and the Health Sciences campus. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests and (if applicable) current grant support; a statement of teaching philosophy; and arrange to have four letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Robert J. Levis, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry (016-00), Temple University, Beury Hall, 13th and Norris Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at SIUC is seeking to hire a tenure track Assistant Professor though more experienced candidates will be considered for Associate Professor. We are particularly interested in candidates with research expertise in bioorganic chemistry, biophysical chemistry or structural biology. The Department offers Ph.D., M.S., B.S. and B.A. degrees in various specializations. A Ph.D. in chemistry or related field and promise of research productivity is required and postdoctoral experience is desirable. All applicants must submit a curriculum vita, one or more brief research proposals and a statement of teaching philosophy. To be considered for Associate Professor a candidate must have at least six years of university-level teaching and have an excellent record of publication and external funding. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901-4409. Review of applications will commence October 20, 2004 and continue until the position is filled. SIUC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applicants are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

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The University of Richmond is in the process of searching for a Physical Chemist. We offer substantial startup funding, reduced teaching loads for first year faculty and a pre-tenure sabbatical program. In addition we have a Faculty Research Committee that can provide supplemental funds for research and does fund several summer stipends each year. Finally we have an excellent Foundation and Government Grants office that helps faculty in preparing and submitting grant proposals and in overseeing the grants. The University of Richmond, a highly selective, private, independent, primarily undergraduate institution offering an ACS-certified degree in chemistry/biochemistry, seeks to fill two tenure track positions, one in Physical Chemistry and one in Organic Chemistry. We anticipate filling these positions at the Assistant Professor level, although qualified applicants at all levels will be considered. Expectations: maintain an active, externally funded research program involving undergraduates and be a highly effective teacher in intermediate and upper level undergraduate courses in specialty area of chemistry as well as in introductory and general education courses. Classes are small, and teaching loads are commensurate with expectation for significant research activity with undergraduate colleagues. The University is making a substantial expansion of both faculty and facilities in the sciences. Send vita, description of research plans and teaching philosophy, and copies of transcripts, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Prof. William H. Myers, Chemistry Search Coordinator, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA 23173. Applications will be considered beginning Oct. 1, 2004. Candidates with background in and research plans related to applied areas of chemistry are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Richmond is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. For more information on the department, resources, and teaching responsibilities, see: http://chemistry.richmond.edu.

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The University of Washington (Seattle) Department of Chemistry. Applications are invited for two or more tenure track appointments in the Department of Chemistry. Outstanding candidates in all areas of chemistry and interdisciplinary areas involving chemistry will be considered for appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, but we seek especially individuals with interests in the areas of organic chemistry (particularly synthesis and computation) and physical chemistry (experimental and theoretical). In exceptional circumstances, appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level may be considered for candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to mentoring under-represented students in the sciences. Successful candidates will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and to develop vigorous, externally funded research programs. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by date of appointment. Please submit a curriculum vitae, statement of future research interests and (at the Assistant Professor rank) three letters of reference to: Paul B. Hopkins, Chair, Department of Chemistry (Search), Box 351700, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1700. Priority will be given to applications received by October 8, 2004. Email inquiries should be directed to: search@chem.washington.edu.

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Stephen F. Austin State University. Tenure-Track Organic Chemistry Faculty Position (Fall 05) - Ph.D. in organic chemistry or related area required (Ph.D. in organic chemistry preferred). ABD will be considered. Postdoctoral and/or teaching experience a plus. Teaching responsibilities include organic (undergraduate and graduate) and freshman chemistry. Expected to develop an externally funded research program. Submit letter of application, teaching philosophy, research plans (B.S./M.S. levels), vita, three official letters of reference and official transcripts to: Organic Chemistry Search Committee Chair, Stephen F. Austin State University, P.O. Box 13006, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, Texas 75962. Applications reviewed until the position is filled. This is a security-sensitive position. Criminal history will be checked. Http://www.sfasu.edu.

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Position Advertisement, Position Number 20028974, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry. The Chemistry Department at The University of Tennessee invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of Analytical Chemistry. Preference will be given to the Assistant Professor level. The appointment will begin in August 2005. Candidates who have research backgrounds and interests that complement current faculty in the analytical division, and who can contribute to interdisciplinary, inter-institutional programs at the University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, such as catalysis and nanoscale material sciences, are especially encouraged to apply. Further information on these and other UT-ORNL programs can be found at the University and National Laboratory web sites. Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing how their qualifications meet the position requirements, a vita, a description of proposed research and electronic contact information for four references to: Analytical Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 37996-1600. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2004, and continue until the position is filled.

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Department of Chemistry. DePauw University. Biochemistry or Bio-organic Chemistry. Applications invited for tenure-track position beginning August 2005. Ph.D. preferred, ABD required. Commitment to teaching and research with undergraduates required. Prior teaching or post-doctoral experience desired. Successful candidate will teach biochemistry and organic chemistry in department's introductory core and advanced courses in specialty area, and will be encouraged to develop course for non-majors. Commitment to develop vigorous research program involving undergraduate biochemistry majors required. DePauw has exceptional programs for supporting its faculty members, including a pre-tenure leave and funding for professional and curriculum development activities (see http://www.depauw.edu/admin/acadaffairs/facdev.htm). Matching funds and other incentives will be provided to support search for external funding. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, statements of teaching and research interests and teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to: Prof. Bryan Hanson, Search Chair, Department of Chemistry, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN 46135. Materials may be submitted electronically to hanson@depauw.edu. Review of applications begins October 1 and continues until position is filled.

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The Chemistry Department at Pennsylvania State University seeks outstanding applicants for faculty positions in Organic Chemistry. Both senior and junior candidates are encouraged to apply. The area of research within the broad umbrella of organic chemistry is open, but candidates whose scientific interests complement those of existing faculty are preferred. Successful applicants should be capable of achieving teaching excellence in organic chemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Chemistry Department at Penn State has many advantages to offer new faculty members, including a stable pool of highly motivated graduate students (45-50/yr for - 32 faculty), excellent support staff, comprehensive mass spectral and NMR capabilities, and a brand-new 177K sq-ft chemistry research building on the University Park campus. This state-of-the art facility houses most of the Chemistry Department, including all of organic chemistry and its support services. Many desirable built-ins, including house dry N2, house vacuum, flow-through solvent purification systems, 8' hoods, and fully integrated IT capabilities, facilitate and enhance the prosecution of organic chemistry research. The Department has adopted an open structure with no traditional divisions in order to encourage interdisciplinary interactions. We are committed as a Department to helping junior faculty rapidly establish a research program of national and international visibility. In addition to the welcoming and collegial atmosphere of the Department, many would characterize State College as a pleasant place to live. The University and surrounding communities support a variety of cultural and sporting events, and the local community offers affordable housing, excellent schools, and a relaxed environment with minimal congestion. Applications will be evaluated as soon as they are complete. The application package should include a current CV and a brief statement of research interests. Please send all materials to: Chairman of the Search Committee, Chemistry Department, 104 Chemistry Building, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. In addition, applicants for a junior faculty position should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the above address.

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Two Tenure Track Positions. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Loyola Marymount University invites applications at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2005. BIOCHEMIST: Individuals with a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related area are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to teach biochemistry lecture and labs. The candidate should also be able to teach general chemistry, science courses for non-majors, and/or develop advanced courses in his or her specialty area. In addition to excellent teaching of undergraduates, the candidate is expected to establish an active undergraduate research program that will give students exposure to current molecular techniques. ORGANIC CHEMIST: Applicants with a Ph.D. in Chemistry with a strong background in physical organic, bioorganic, computational, or organometallic chemistry are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to be able to teach organic chemistry, advanced organic chemistry, general chemistry, science courses for nonmajors, and/or advanced courses in his or her specialty area. In addition to excellent teaching of undergraduates, the candidate is expected to establish an active undergraduate research program that will give students exposure to current organic techniques and topics. Salaries are competitive and commensurate with background and experience. Please send c.v., a statement of teaching philosophy within an institution such as LMU, a description of proposed research projects, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Loyola Marymount University, I LMU Drive MS 8225, Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659. For the BIOCHEMIST position send to: Dr. Rebecca Crawford. For the ORGANIC CHEMIST position send to: Dr. Tina Choe.

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Department of Biology. DePauw University. Microbiologist/Molecular Biologist. Tenure-track position beginning August 2005. Rank and salary commensurate with experience. Ph.D. or ABD required. Commitment to undergraduate teaching in liberal arts setting essential. Teaching responsibilities include: lab courses in microbiology, molecular biology, and cell biology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program that involves undergraduate students. For information about department, visit http://www.depauw.edu/acad/biology/. DePauw has exceptional programs for supporting its faculty members, including a pre-tenure leave and funding for professional and curriculum development activities (see http://www.depauw.edu/admin/acadaffairs/facdev/index.asp). Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, teaching interests and philosophy, research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to: Henning Schneider, Search Chair, Department of Biology, DePauw University, Greencastle IN 46135. Review of applications begins October 1, 2004, and continues until position is filled.

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Department of Chemistry, Faculty Positions in Organic Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry of the University of British Columbia is seeking to fill tenure-track openings at the assistant professor level starting 1 July 2005. The department is specifically seeking to add expertise in the following disciplines: Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Physical Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, and Molecular Recognition however qualified applicants in any area of Organic Chemistry are encouraged to apply. This position requires a Ph.D. degree, preferably with postdoctoral experience and an established research track record. The successful candidate will be expected to teach chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and to develop a vigorous and creative research program. The salary will be commensurate with experience. In order to address under-representation of members of designated equity groups among senior faculty, we may consider making an appointment at a higher rank for a woman, visible minority, disabled, or aboriginal applicant with exceptional qualifications, subject to the availability of funds. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, list of publications, summary of research interests, a detailed research proposal and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Head, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, 2036 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1, or E-mailed to: head@chem.ubc.ca. Closing date for applications is October 15th, 2004 (quoting search #05OR1015).

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Iowa State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in organic or inorganic chemistry with an emphasis in catalysis. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2004. The appointment commences August 16, 2005. 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, a list of publications, and a brief statement of research interests (three pages or less). Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: The Chair of the Search Committee (Catalysis), Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011.

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State University of New York College at Oneonta. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Assistant Professor  Physical Chemistry. The College at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The initial appointment is two years. Expectations include instruction, research, student advisement, college service and continuing professional development. Start date of August 2005. For additional information, see the College’s home page at http://www.oneonta.edu. Teach physical chemistry, participate in introductory and general chemistry, and direct undergraduate research. Participation in an existing NSF - funded educational grant, including the utilization of a new NMR spectrometer, is desirable. The department currently has 10 faculty members and an ACS-approved program. Qualifications Required: Ph.D. in physical chemistry (promising candidates nearing completion of their Ph.D. will also be considered). Preferred: Specialty in biophysical chemistry or related field. Send application letter, resume, official graduate transcripts, and statement of teaching philosophy and research interest by e-mail to: helsertl@oneonta.edu and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by mail to: Dr. Terry L. Helser, Chairman, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Box CHEDL, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY 13820.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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J & J Pharmaceutical R & D. Post Doctoral Scientist. Postdoctoral Scientist to conduct fundamental, cutting-edge research in organic chemistry and/or biorganic chemistry. Experience in the synthesis and analysis of complex molecules is required. The intended studies will be directed towards new reaction methodology, solid phase oligomer synthesis, and structural studies. The Postdoctoral Scientist will develop chemical technology for the investigation of molecular recognition and the biological function of complex protein like substances. The successful candidate will contribute to publications in scientific journals. Ph.D. in organic or bio-organic chemistry, preferably with no previous postdoctoral experience. Contact: William A. Kinney, Ph.D., Research Fellow, J & J Pharmaceutical R & D, P. O. Box 776, R-4043, Welsh and McKean Rds., Spring House PA 19477-0776, Tel: 215-628-5908, Fx: 215-628-4985, e-mail: Wkinney1@prdus.jnj.com.

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Postdoctoral Fellow/scientist Positions, Sun Research Group, Department of Chemistry, Clemson University, South Carolina. Several postdoctoral fellow/scientist positions are available immediately. We are particularly interested in candidates with training and experience in nanosecond-femtosecond pulsed lasers, laser-based molecular spectroscopy, nonlinear optical materials, and/or optical biosensors. We also welcome other well-qualified applicants with interdisciplinary background in chemistry and materials. To apply, please send a brief CV, publication list, and the names of 3 references to the address below or by e-mail to: YLIN@CLEMSON.EDU. Send to: Ya-Ping Sun, Ph.D. , Frank Henry Leslie Chair of Natural & Physical Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Howard L. Hunter Chemistry Laboratory, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0973, USA, Tel: (864)-656-5026 (office) (864)-656-6701 (assistant), Fax: (864)-656-5007, web: http://chemistry.clemson.edu.

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