Chemistry Newsletter - 10/02/2000

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXXV No. 32 October 2nd, 2000

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Inorganic Cume Schedule

The faculty has set the dates for the cumes. All cumes will be given at 9 am to Noon in room 2373, the dates are all Saturdays. You will be notified of the topic 10 days before the exam, at that time you will also know which professor is writing/giving the exam. If you have any questions please contact Kristi Heming or Paul Treichel (Chair of Inorganic).

2000

October 14th

November 11th

December 9th

2001

February 17th

March 24th

April 28th

 

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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry - Fall 2000

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 seven 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.

Time: 5:45 - 7:45 Thursdays Place: Room 8335
Schedule for Introductory Research Talks
5:45 6:45 7:15
October 5 Tom Record Clark Landis Rob Corn
October 12 Sam Gellman Arun Yethiraj Ned Sibert
October 19 Fleming Crim Steve Nelsen Shannon Stahl

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

Oct. 3 Nov. 7
Dec. 5 Jan. 16 Feb. 13
Mar. 6 Apr. 10 May 8

Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays

1:20 PM - Chairs Office

Oct. 10 Oct. 31 Nov. 14
Nov. 28 Dec. 12 Jan. 9
Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 27
Mar. 20 Mar. 27 Apr. 3
Apr. 24 May 1 May 15

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Daniel van der Weide, UW-Engineering. "Terahertz Interactions With Molecules, Both Real And Artificial"

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Art Cammers-Goodwin, University of Kentucky. "Molecular Design: Probing Solvation of Aromatic Structures and Mimicking Viral Assemblies"

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Steven Cramer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. "A-Priori Design of Low Molecular Weight Displacers Using High Throughput Screening and Quantitative Structure Efficacy Relationship Models"

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Wednesday, October 4th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Bo Hong, U California at Irvine.

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Thursday, October 5th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor David Jonas, University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Thursday, October 5th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Emilie Porter, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 9th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan R. Esker, Virginia Tech. "Controlling Polymer Dynamics Through Rod/Coil Interactions"

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Michael Rubinstein, UNC, Chapel Hill. "Electrostatic Interactions in Polymeric Systems"

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Marvin Miller, University of Notre Dame.

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. E.Terry Papoutsakis, Northwestern University. "Oxygen and its Transport in Hematopoietic Life and Death"

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Karl Everitt, Graduate Student. "Raman Spectroscopy of Liquid Oxygen"

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Wednesday, October 11th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Pat Shapley, University of Illinois.

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., "Room # Check Today at Union South". Bernhard Palsson, University of California, San Diego. "Life on the Edge: Genome-Scale Models of Metabolism and Mechanistic Studies of the Metabolic Genotype-Phenotype Relationship"

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Thursday, October 12th, 2000 - Department of Chemistry Colloquim, 4:00 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Brian C. Coppola, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. "Faculty 2.0: Broadening the Responsibility for Future Faculty Education to Match the Obligations of the Job"

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Thursday, October 12th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Suzanne Walker, Princeton University.

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Monday, October 16th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Winokur, UW Madison, Physics Department. "Polymorphism, Thermochromism & Metastability in Side-Chain Substituted Electronic Polymers"

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Monday, October 16th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Jean Francois Halet.

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Monday, October 16th, 2000 - Biotechnology Seminar, 7:30 p.m., Biotechnology Center. Professor Kelsey D. Cook, University of Tennessee. "Non-Covalent Interactions and Electrospray: Alzheimer's Fibril Glue and Caveats"

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar,11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jim Cowin, PNNL. "Sculpting the Oil-Water Interface to Probe Ion Solvation"

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Jumi Shin.

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Vemuri Balakotaiah, University of Houston. "Modeling and Bifurcation Analysis of Catalytic Monoliths"

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Kent Myer, Graduate Student. "2D Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Non-Linear Doubly Vibrationally Resonant Processes"

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Wednesday, October 18th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Seth Brown, Notre Dame.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dr. Gregor Zlokarnik, (McElvain Lecturer), Aurora Biosciences.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Jessie Lindeman, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 3345 Engineering Hall. Bala Subramaniam, University of Kansas. "Catalysis in Supercritical Media: Potential and Challenges"

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Monday, October 23rd, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mr. XiaoHua (Sam) Qiu, UW Madison, Chemistry Department. "Polymer Dynamics: From Conformational Transitions to Disentanglement"

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Antony Beris, University of Delaware. "Direct Numerical Simulations of Turbulent Viscoelastic Flows: Challenges and Rewards"

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Wednesday October 25th thru Friday October 27th, 2000. Hirschfelder Prize Lecture Series. Roald Hoffmann, Cornell University. Wednesday, October 25 - 4:00 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry. "Electron-Rich Multicenter Bonding All Across the Periodic Table" - Thursday, October 26 - 4:00 p.m., Room 1361. "A Chemical and Theoretical Approach to Bonding on Surfaces" - Friday, October 27 - 2:25 p.m. - Room 1361 Chemistry. "Chemistry A Reading from "Oxygen," a New Play by Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann,"

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Wednesday, October 25th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jeff Dougan, Grad Student, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, October 26th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Rosina Georgiadis, Boston University. "Development of Quantitative Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy of Interfaces: Successes, Applications and New Directions"

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Thursday, October 26th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Laren Tolbert, Georgia Tech.

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Monday, October 30th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Juan dePablo, UW Madison, Chemical Engineering. "Stabilization of Biological Systems in Polymeric Networks"

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Andrew Marcus, Oregon State University. "Studies of Complex Fluid Dynamics by Fourier Imaging Correlation Spectroscopy and Fluorescence Microscopy"

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Tuesday, October 31th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Alan Russell, University of Pittsburgh. "Enzymatic Neutralization and Detection of Chemical Weapons"

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Tuesday, October 31th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Sarah Henton, Graduate Student. "Spectroscopy of Highly Vibrationally Excited Acetylene"

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Wednesday, November 1st 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Jason Halfen, UW-Eau Claire.

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Don Douglas, University of British Columbia. "Protein Structure in Solution and the Gas Phase Studied by Mass Spectrometry"

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Michael Gelman, Graduate Student.

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Monday, November 6th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Kelley Lake, Grad Student, UW-Madison.

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Monday, November 6th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Arun Yethiraj, UW Madison, Chemistry Department.

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Gary Slater, University of Ottawa. "An Exact Numerical Approach to Calculating Diffusion Coefficients in Chemistry and Biology"

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mike Schwartz, Graduate Student. "Interaction of Styrene with the Si(100) Surface: Structure, Selectivity, and Mechanistic Implications"

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Joao Soares, University of Waterloo. "Synthesis of Polyolefins with Designed Chain Architectures. A Challenging New Area in Polymer Reaction Engineering"

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Wednesday, November 8th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Jeff Zaleski, Indiana.

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Thursday, November 9th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Bryce Nelson, University of Wisconsin. "Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging Measurements on DNA and RNA Hybridization Adsorption onto DNA Microarrays"

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Thursday, November 9th, 2000 - Joint Inorganic/Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room TBA Chemistry Building. Phil Powers.

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Faisal Syud, Graduate Student. "Use of ß-Hairpin to Study ß-Sheet Interactions in Proteins"

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Wednesday, November 15th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Anne- Frances Miller, U of Kentucky.

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Thursday, November 16th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Brent Iverson, University of Texas.

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Thursday, November 16th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Ken Standing, (Meloche Lecturer), University of Manitoba.

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Cassandra Fraser, University of Virginia. "Polymeric Metal Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization, and Potential Applications"

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Emily Reichert, Graduate Student. "Velocity Map Imaging Study of the Cobalt Ion Plus Isobutane Reaction"

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Monday, November 27th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mr. Rakwoo Chang, UW Madison, Chemistry Department.

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Joost Wintterlin, Fritz-Haber-Institut Der MPG. "An atomic View of Processes on Catalyst Surfaces"

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Charley Langley, Graduate Students. "Microwave Spectroscopy of Glow Discharges"

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Thursday, November 30th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor John Schrag or Isabella Echeverria, University of Wisconsin.

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Monday, December 4th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Friedrich Kremer, University of Leipzig. "Polymers in Confinement: From the Dynamics of Isolated Polymer Chains to that of Polymer Brushes"

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Tuesday, December 5st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Friedrich Kremer, Universität Leipzig.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Eric Jacobsen, Harvard, Academic McElvain Speaker.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Molly Shoichet, University of Toronto. "Polymers for Tissue Engineering"

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Chris Cheatum, Graduate Student. "Excited State Proton Transfer in 8-Hydroxyquinoline"

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Friday, December 8th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Hubert Girault, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne. "Non Linear Optical Studies of Proteins Adsorption at Interfaces and of Oligonucleotide Recognition"

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Monday, December 11th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Glen Kwon, UW Madison, Pharmacy Department. "Micellar Polymers in Drug Delivery"

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Mr. Richard Peters, University of Wisconsin. "Self-Assembling Resists for Nanofabrication"

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

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

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Abbott Laboratories Career Day

Thursday, October 5, 2000 - 10:00AM-5:00PM - Union South, Room 109

Representatives from all divisions of Abbott Laboratories will be available to discuss possible job opportunities for BS/MS/PhD chemists. Through this process candidates will be selected for interviews. Interviews will be scheduled for Friday October 20, 2000.

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Summer 2001 Research Opportunities in Japan, Korea and Taiwan for U.S.

Graduate Students in Science and Engineering

Summer Programs in Japan, Korea and Taiwan (NSF 99-152)

National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health - (NIH), and U.S. Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service (USDA/ARS).

The Summer Institute in Japan, the Monbusho Summer Program, the Summer Institute in Korea and the Summer Institute in Taiwan provide graduate students in science and engineering first-hand experience in Japanese, Korean and Taiwan research environments, an introduction to the science and science policy infrastructure of the respective countries, and language and cultural training. The primary goals of the programs are to introduce students to Japanese, Korean and Taiwan science and engineering in the context of a research laboratory and to initiate personal relationships that will better enable them to collaborate with foreign counterparts in the future. The programs will last approximately eight weeks from mid-June to August. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; be enrolled at a U.S. institution in a science or engineering Ph.D. program, be enrolled in a M.D. program and have an interest in biomedical research, or be enrolled and completed at least one full academic year in a master's degree program at the end of the calendar year of application; and pursuing studies in fields of science or engineering that are supported by NSF, NIH or USDA, and also are represented among the potential host institutions. International travel costs to and from Japan, Korea or Taiwan, in-country living costs (accommodations, food and professional travel), and an allowance of $2,500 for each participant will be provided. All application materials (including applicant's and recommenders' forms) should be sent to the NSF East Asia and Pacific Program (NSF/EAP). They must be POSTMARKED by December 1, 2000: East Asia and Pacific Program, Room 935 Division of International Programs National Science Foundation 4201 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22230. Students may study and work at one of a variety of government, corporate, and university research laboratories, depending on the specific program. Full description of the Summer Programs, including potential host institutions and application instructions, are available at the NSF/Tokyo Web site: http://www.twics.com/~nsftokyo/. [Select "Summer Programs" from the opening-screen menu bar.] Direct questions to Ms. Thomasina Edwards at NSF/EAP by e-mail: tedwards@nsf.gov or by telephone (703-292-8704).

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The National Research Council Associateships Programs

The National Research Council announces the 2001 Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateship Programs to be conducted on behalf of over 120 research laboratories throughout the United States representing nearly all U.S. Government agencies with research facilities. The programs provide opportunities for Ph.D., Sc.D. or M.D. scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability to perform research on problems largely of their own choosing, yet compatible with the research interests of the sponsoring laboratory. Approximately 350 new full-time Associateships will be awarded on a competitive basis in 2001 for research in: chemistry; earth and atmospheric sciences; engineering, applied sciences and computer science; life and medical sciences; mathematics; space and planetary sciences; and physics. Most of the laboratories are open to both U.S. and non-U.S. nationals, and to both recent doctoral recipients and senior investigators. Postdoctoral awards are made for one or two years, renewable for a maximum of three years; senior applicants who have held the doctorate at least five years may request shorter periods. Annual stipends for recent Ph.D. recipients for the 2001 program year range from $34,000 to $55,000 depending upon the sponsoring laboratory, and will be appropriately higher for senior award recipients. Financial support is provided for allowable relocation expenses and for limited professional travel during duration of the award. The host laboratory provides the Associate with programmatic assistance including facilities, support services, necessary equipment, and travel necessary for the conduct of the approved research program. Applications, submitted directly to the National Research Council, are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Those postmarked by January 15 will be reviewed in February, by April 15 in June, and by August 15 in October. Initial awards will be announced in March and April--July and November for the two later competitions--followed by awards to alternate candidates later. Information on specific research opportunities and participating federal laboratories, as well as application materials, may be obtained from our web site at: http://national-academies.org/rap. For assistance contact: National Research Council, Associateship Programs (TJ 2114/D2), 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418, Fax: (202) 334-2759, Email: rap@nas.edu. DEADLINES FOR APPLICATION: JANUARY 15, APRIL 15 AND AUGUST 15, 2001.

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Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships

The Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships are for graduate study in mathematics, science, and engineering at Cambridge College, Cambridge University, England. U.S. citizens who are between the ages of 19 and 26 and do not hold a Ph.D. are eligible to apply. Applicants must take the GREs, including a subject test, at a date that will assure receipt of the scores at the Foundation by the end of December. Ten scholarships are awarded nationally each year. Two applicants can be nominated from UW-Madison for consideration each year. Applications are available from Elizabeth Hurd, International Fellowships Advisor in room 328 Ingraham Hall, phone: (608) 262-9632, fax: (608) 265-2919. The deadline is November 10, 2000.

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Women in Science and Engineering Initiative

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation's Women in Science and Engineering Initiative is sponsoring a final round of travel grants to women students and post-docs in science, engineering and mathematics disciplines at CIC institutions to enable them to present papers or posters at professional conferences. WISE travel grants will be limited to a maximum of $250 per student; students' mentor, department chair or dean must match these grants. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 1, 2000. Applications are available on the web at http://www.cic.uiuc.edu/wise/wisetrvl.html.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

********************University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Chemistry invites applications for a full-time Lecture Demonstrator to begin 10/16/2000 or as soon as possible thereafter. A M.S. or higher degree in chemistry or a chemistry-related field is required. Duties include: to provide for the chemistry faculty all materials and equipment needed to perform approximately 500 demonstrations per semester for presentation to students in large lectures; to execute or assist in execution of these demonstrations; to maintain documentation (including UW-Madison demo Web page) and equipment regarding demonstrations; to develop new demonstrations and improve presentations of more common ones. Preference will be given to applicants having at least one year teaching experience at high school or college level and/or experience in computer and presentation technology. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application indicating qualifications and goals for the position, curriculum vitae, and names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references to: Professor John W. Moore, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1101 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706. For full consideration your application should be received by October 10, 2000.

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The Division of Human Biology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle is soliciting applications for two positions at the junior faculty level. One of the two recruitments is specifically targeted to expand the Center's strengths in human/mammalian genomics and genetics. We are seeking individuals with research interests in developing the tools of genomics, computational biology, or population-based approaches and applying them to study human biology and disease. For the second position, we are seeking individuals studying any aspect of human biology, cancer, or other disease. The goal of the Human Biology Division is to use the research tools of molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics, and computational biology to further our understanding of human biology and disease. The Division fosters interdisciplinary, collaborative research at the interface of basic, clinical, and population sciences in an effort to improve the prevention and treatment of cancer and other complex human disorders. 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 31, 2000.

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Monmouth College is searching for an instructor to teach several courses in our department for the Spring semester 2001. This position should be especially attractive to a student just finishing his/her Ph.D. and wanting to consider a teaching career. The Chemistry Department of Monmouth College is seeking a one-semester sabbatical replacement in Chemistry, January to May, 2001. PhD or ABD preferred to teach Organic Chemistry 11 (majors) and two sections of Cultural Chemistry (non-majors). Send letter of application, curriculum vitae and list of three professional references with telephone numbers to: Michael McNall, Director of Personnel, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL 61462. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry at The University of Alabama seeks an outstanding individual in organic chemistry at the level of an Assistant Professor. The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral training in Chemistry and to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program. Commitment to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching is required. All candidates should send a curriculum vita, publication list, research plans and arrange three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Alabama, Box 870336, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0336. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is searching for outstanding candidates for an appointment as an Assistant Professor in the general area of organic chemistry, beginning with the 2001-02 academic year. Our primary interest is that the candidate be bright, energetic, enthusiastic, and imaginative, with extraordinary potential in both research and teaching. The exact field of interest of the applicant is of less importance to us. Other aspects being equal, preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching interests complement those in our current programs. We will also welcome applications from established researchers with outstanding qualifications and sufficient experience for appointment as Associate Professor or Full Professor. Applications are welcomed from all qualified persons. Please submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a detailed statement of research and professional objectives, and to arrange for two letters of recommendation, in addition to your own, to be sent to: Professor Gregory S. Girolami, Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, 505 S. Mathews Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA. Applications should be submitted promptly, preferably by October 15, 2000, to ensure consideration. If you or an applicant would like more information, call me at (217) 333-0066.

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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Tenure-Track). The School of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS) at The University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure/tenure track faculty position to join an active group in bioengineering. This growth occurs in conjunction with a Whitaker Foundation Special Opportunity Award and as part of a larger investment in the College of Engineering to establish and build the University of Oklahoma Bioengineering Center. Successful candidates will be committed to excellence in both research and teaching, and they will function effectively in the multidisciplinary environment of the College of Engineering, the University, and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center/Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. All research areas will be considered, although molecular, cellular, and tissue engineering provide exceptional opportunities for collaboration. CEMS offers competitive startup packages and a supportive environment for new faculty. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications, including consideration for a named professorship. Candidates should send a resume, description of research plans, teaching interests, and names of three references to: Search Committee, School of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, The University of Oklahoma, 100 East Boyd, SEC T335, Norman, OK 73019-1004. Applications will be reviewed until a candidate is selected and recommended for appointment.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track position at open rank in Bioanalytical Chemistry, effective September 1, 2001. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related area is essential. The research area can be in any area of bioanalytical chemistry, broadly defined, that complements the expertise of the current faculty. For applicants seeking appointment at the Assistant Professor level, postdoctoral experience is an asset. For those seeking more senior appointments, evidence of an active, nationally- or internationally-recognized research program is essential. Exceptionally well-qualified applicants for the rank of Professor may be considered for the Bennett Chair of Analytical Chemistry, a newly endowed professorship in the department. The successful candidate will be expected to teach effectively at all levels and to establish a well-funded, vigorous research program in the department. Interaction with the new Delaware Biotechnology Institute is strongly encouraged. Junior applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a detailed description of the research program proposed and must arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent on their behalf. Candidates for this position at a senior level must submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest with a summary of their current research efforts, publications and funding, and should provide the names of three references. Review of applications will commence on October 30, 2000, and will continue until the position is filled. Send all materials to: Professor Steven Brown, Chairman, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, 19716.

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The University of Delaware seeks nominations and applications for three appointments, rank open, in the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) and within one or more academic departments at the University. Exceptionally qualified candidates could be considered for the Edward G. Jefferson endowed chair, who is expected to provide energetic leadership and direction in furthering the DBI's position at the forefront of research and education in biotechnology. Candidates should hold a PhD in molecular cell biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or closely related fields, and should be involved in one of two general areas of research: (1) research in the broadly defined area of comparative protein biology (proteomics) involving the simultaneous analysis of all differentially expressed proteins in organisms, tissues, cells or organelles under varying physiological conditions, with required expertise in 2D-gel-phase protein separations and high-throughput protein analysis including de novo peptide sequencing by mass spectroscopy; (2) research using x-ray crystallography and/or NMR in the broadly defined area of structural genomics involving an understanding of protein structural families, metabolic pathways, structural folds and the relationship of structure and function. Senior level candidates will possess a distinguished record of scientific accomplishments and be recognized as leaders in the field in which they work. Demonstrated experience in leading interdisciplinary research teams, in developing strong, externally-funded research programs, and in stimulating the work of others is highly desirable. The three new positions will interface closely with a significant effort already in place in the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Plant and Soil Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Chemical Engineering. This work encompasses proteomics, enzymology, bio-organic chemistry, structural biology and biochemistry and the chemical engineering aspects of intercellular production of proteins. For more information on the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, visit http://www.dbi.udel.edu. Candidate reviews will begin at once and will continue until the positions are filled. Interested candidates should forward a letter of application, full curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for four references to: Steven D. Brown, Chair, DBI Search, c/o Engineering Outreach, University of Delaware, 200 Academy St., rm. 205 Newark, DE 19716-3101.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in inorganic chemistry at the assistant professor level. Individuals with research interests in experimental solid state chemistry or materials chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply. A doctoral degree in inorganic chemistry or a related field, and demonstrated potential for establishing a vigorous research program of national/international recognition and developing excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. Applicants must send a description of research plan, statement of teaching philosophy, list of publications and curriculum vitae to: Professor William Petuskey, Chair, Inorganic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, PO Box 871604, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1604. In addition, applicants must ensure that three letters of reference are sent to the above address. Review of applications will begin November 2, 2000 or every two weeks thereafter until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Arizona State University invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level in organic, inorganic and biochemistry. Individuals with research interests in experimental solid state chemistry or materials chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply for the inorganic position. A doctoral degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a related field and demonstrated potential for establishing a vigorous research program of national/international recognition and developing excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. Applicants must send a description of research plan, statement of teaching philosophy, list of publications and curriculum vitae, and ensure that three letters of reference are sent to: Professor Ana Moore, Chair, Organic Chemistry Search Committee, or to: Professor William Petuskey, Chair, Inorganic Chemistry Search Committee, or to Professor Neal Woodbury, Chair, Biochemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, PO Box 871604, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1604. Review of applications will begin November 2, 2000 or every two weeks thereafter until the position is filled.

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Syracuse University's Department of Chemistry is now initiating searches for two new faculty positions. These two tenure-track assistant professorship positions, the first best filled by an individual having major research interests in organic or bioorganic chemistry, the second by someone engaged in inorganic or materials chemistry, will be opening for the academic year 2001. We also encourage applications from more senior individuals for possible appointments as Associate or Full Professor. They are looking for applicants able and anxious to achieve distinction as teachers and mentors of undergraduate and graduate students and as contributors of original and worthy research and scholarship. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and outlines of research plans, indicate teaching strengths, preferences and tenets, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: the Chair of the Facultv Search Committee. DeDartment of Chemistry, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-4100. Applicant screening will begin November 15, 2000, and will continue until the positions are filled.

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Tufts University, Department of Chemistry - seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level, but highly qualified candidates at a higher level will be considered. The research area is open, but should complement existing Departmental strengths in biomedical, environmental, and materials chemistry. The teaching expertise for the position is also open, but the candidate will be expected to contribute periodically to the teaching of General Chemistry as well as her/his specialty. Successful candidates will demonstrate the potential to develop an outstanding research program and to excel in teaching. Ph.D. in Chemistry is required. Send CV, research plan, and three letters of recommendation to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155. Evaluation of candidates will begin October 15, 2000, and will continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming, invites applications from Ph.D. chemists for an Academic Professional Lecturer position in physical chemistry beginning in Fall 2001. The candidate will be expected to teach general chemistry and advanced physical chemistry courses and to participate in undergraduate advising. Future responsibilities may also include outreach teaching. Lecturers do not have research responsibilities but are expected to engage in the professional development necessary to support their teaching. Applicants should submit a C.V. and statement of teaching philosophy (3 pages maximum) and arrange for three letters of recommendation, which directly address the candidate's teaching ability, to be sent to: Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071-3838. The search committee expects to begin reviewing completed applications starting on November 15, 2000.

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The Chemistry Department at Wichita State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Experimental Physical Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall Semester, 2001. A generous package of start-up funds is available. A Ph.D. degree in chemistry; a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; ability to work with diverse populations; and the ability to establish an externally funded research program preferably in vibrational spectroscopy with a biophysical emphasis. Qualifications will also be judged on the basis of a curriculum vitae that includes the candidate's publication record, description of future research plans along with estimates of equipment costs, a statement of teaching interests, three letters of recommendation and postdoctoral experience. Applicants are requested to submit the application materials and have letters of recommendation directly sent to: Professor D. Paul Rillema, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0051. Tel: (316) 978-3120; FAX (316) 978-343 1; e-mail: rillema@wsuhub.uc.twsu.edu. Departmental website: http://www.twsu.edu/-chemwww. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 1, 2000.

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Faculty Position in Analytical Chemistry - Utah State University - The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry seeks outstanding applicants with training and research interests in any area of analytical chemistry for a tenure track faculty appointment (rank of assistant or associate professor, depending upon qualifications). Applicants with research interests in the area of bioanalytical chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in chemistry, the ability to conduct an innovative and vigorous research program, a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and postdoctoral experience are required. Candidates for appointment at the Associate Professor level should send a complete curriculum vita, a statement of research interests and accomplishments and provide the names of three individuals who can provide reference letters. Candidates for appointment at the Assistant Professor level should send a complete curriculum vita, a detailed proposal of future research, a statement on teaching philosophy and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the search committee. Application material should be sent, to: Analytical Chemistry Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-0300. Evaluation of applications will begin October 30, 2000, and the position will remain open until filled. Information about the Department is available on-line at: http://www.chem.usu.edu.

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University of Oklahoma. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in organic chemistry, beginning August 2001. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level are preferred. Applicants whose research interests complement those of the current faculty are especially encouraged, particularly in biologically and medicinally-related areas of organic chemistry, including organic synthesis. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree with postdoctoral experience, be highly committed to teaching organic chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and be strongly motivated to establishing a vigorous and externally funded research program. Applicants should send a vita/resume, a description of research plans and teaching interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Prof. R.L. Halterman, Chair of the Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 620 Parrington Oval Rm. 208, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 73019. Review of the applications will begin on Nov. 15.

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The Department of Chemistry at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in inorganic chemistry at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2001. Individuals with interest in any area of inorganic chemistry are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent, well-funded research program and have a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of proposed research (including start-up requirements), and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Isabelle Lagadic, Inorganic Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078-3071. Review of complete applications will begin on November 15, 2000. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at Oberlin College invites applications for appointment to a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Biochemistry or Physical Chemistry beginning in fall 2001. The appointment is open to all ranks at a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should have a strong background in either biochemistry or physical chemistry and should have the Ph.D. in biochemistry or chemistry or be confident of completing one by fall 2001. (A person who has not completed the Ph.D. at the time of appointment will receive appointment at the rank of instructor with promotion to assistant professor automatic upon completion of the requirements for the degree.) The appointee will teach a semester course in her/his specialty, a semester of general chemistry, a one-semester non-majors course, and supervise 2-3 laboratory sections. The appointee will be expected to establish a vigorous research program, which involves undergraduate students. Research in a biologically-related area is preferred. Also the appointee will be expected to participate in the full range of faculty responsibility. Additional information about the department can be found on the departmental web site at: http://www.oberlin.edu/chem. Inquiries and applications should be addressed to: Michael W. Nee, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio 44074, telephone: (440) 775-8300, fax: (440) 775-6682, e-mail: michael.nee@oberlin.edu. Persons applying for this position should send a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a statement of research plans, and should request that letters of reference be provided by at least three persons who are well acquainted with the applicant's professional qualifications. When possible, applicants should submit evidence of experience in teaching. To insure consideration, submit application materials by October 25, 2000. Application materials received after that date will be considered until the position is filled.

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Northwestern University has several tenure-track position open for several Assistant Professors positions in chemistry, they plan to fill three positions that will be available starting September 2001. They seek individuals who will combine the highest standards of excellence in both research and teaching. We would like to discover the best possible candidates and will delay the start of the appointment to accommodate a current graduate student who would like to first complete a postdoctoral year or a current postdoctoral student who would like to complete an additional year of work. We are particularly interested in identifying women and members of minority groups. I believe the opportunity we can offer young faculty is outstanding. We are committed to helping them establish their program rapidly and we encourage them to move vigorously to establish a national and international reputation in order to allow promotion to tenure at an appropriate time in their career. Candidates should write to: The Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston IL 60208-3113. Please enclose 1) a current curriculum vitae; 2) a list of publications; and 3) a brief statement of research interests (3 pages or less). In addition, applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent on their behalf directly to the above address.

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The Chemistry Department at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professorship in Analytical Chemistry to begin August 2000. The position is contingent upon anticipated funding. A doctorate in Chemistry or related field is required by appointment start date and postdoctoral experience preferred. All areas of analytical chemistry will be considered. However, preference will be given to applicants who have an interest in bloanalytical chemistry or who show synergy with ongoing materials research activities at UNM. Desirable qualifications include: potential for developing a nationally competitive research program, ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, interest in and potential to teach analytical chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants inust submit a curriculum vitae, clear descriptions of teaching interests, past research activities and proposed future research plans, a list of required infrastructure/major instrumentation support facilities, and a list of persons from whom letters of reference have been requested. Address all application materials to: Chair, Analytical Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131. All materials must be received by 15 November 2000.

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Macalester College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Chemistry, beginning Fall, 2001. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research and the promise of scholarly and pedagogical excellence. Applicants with a PhD. in any area of inorganic chemistry will be considered. Responsibilities will include teaching general chemistry and inorganic chemistry. The ability to support interdisciplinary programs in biochemistry or environmental chemistry or geochemistry is a plus. The establishment of an active undergraduate research program is expected. For best consideration, applications should be received by October 6, but applications will be read until the position is filled. Please submit a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Wayne C. Wolsey, Department of Chemistry, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105-1899.

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The Department of Biological Chemistry in the University of Michigan Medical School will be filling several new faculty positions over the next few years, with two appointments expected during the coming academic year. We are seeking outstanding individuals with the intellect and motivation to become leaders in their fields. We would greatly appreciate your help in identifying exceptional candidates for these positions. Research in the life sciences at the University of Michigan is undergoing a transformation that will make this a particularly exciting opportunity for a starting faculty member. Among these new endeavors are access to graduate students recruited through a unified pathway to graduate admissions, the Program in Biomedical Sciences, the exciting prospects of a $200 million investment in the new Life Sciences Institute, and the availability of additional new research space as part of a large scale expansion of research facilities in the Medical School. The Michigan Life Sciences Corridor, funded by the state from tobacco settlement funds, represents another important development. Through this program, the State of Michigan will provide $50 million a year for the next 20 years to support novel research initiatives and collaborations between researchers at the University of Michigan, other Michigan universities, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. A statement of principles on the Life Sciences at the University, written by President Lee Bollinger, illustrates the depth of institutional commitment for the life sciences here at the University of Michigan, see http://www.umich.edu/~urel/LS/. Please contact: The University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Biological Chemistry, M5416 Medical Science, 1301 Catherine Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0606, Phone: 734-764-8154, Fax: 734-763-4581.

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University of Maryland. Tenure-track or tenured positions at all Levels (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor). We invite applications for three positions in chemistry. Applicants with research interests in materials/inorganic chemistry, experimental physical chemistry and analytical/environmental chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply. We seek scholars who are capable of excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching in chemistry and who will build highly visible, widely acclaimed research programs in one of the above areas. Candidates are expected to have Ph.D. degrees, demonstrated accomplishments in independent research and promise as effective teachers of chemistry. Candidates should submit a curriculum vita, a three-page summary of research plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be forwarded to: George R. Helz, Chair, Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, Phone: 301-405-1797, e-mail: ghl7@umail.umd.edu. For further information, visit the Department's web page at: http://www.chem.umd.edu. Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 15, but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

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The Chemistry Department of the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University invites applications for a tenure-track position in organic chemistry at the Assistant Professor level beginning in September, 2001. A Ph. D. in organic or bio-organic chemistry is required. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential, and establishment of an active research program with undergraduates is expected. Teaching responsibilities will include organic and introductory chemistry courses and related labs. Experience with chemical instrumentation (NMR, GC, GCMS, IR) is required. More information about the colleges and the department is available at http://www.csbsju.edu. All applicants must submit a letter of application, philosophy of education, curriculum vitae, copies of all transcripts, three recent letters of recommendation, and a brief description of research plans to: College of Saint Benedict, Human Resources, 37 South College Avenue, St. Joseph, MN 56374-2099. Applications received after October 13, 2000 cannot be guaranteed consideration.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department. The appointrnent will be at the rank of professor with tenure. This search is open to all fields of chemistry. We are seeldng a leader with a demonstrable commitment to quality and innovation in teaching and research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate should demonstrate a previous commitment to and success at research and is expected to take a strong leadership role in promoting the activities and future directions of the department. Applications, nominations or inquiries concerning this position should be sent to: Chair Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Southern Ifflinois University, Carbondale, EL 62901-4409. Applications should contain a letter of interest summarizing qualificafions, a curriculum vitae, and names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three references. Applications will be reviewed commencing October 15, 2000 and the search will continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Houston invites applications at the junior level in organic chemistry. We are particularly interested in applicants with interests at the interface of chemistry and biology. Junior candidates will be expected to have postdoctoral experience, a strong potential in research, and a commitment to education at all levels. Applicants should submit a complete vitae, a statement of teaching interests and experience, a statement of research plans (not to exceed five pages), and three letters of recommendation to: Prof. R. Thummel, Chair, Organic Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-5641. The interview process will start October 1, 2000, and continue until the position is filled. .

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M.D. Anderson Chair in Organic Chemistry - University of Houston. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Houston invites applications for the M.D. Anderson Chair in Organic Chemistry. Preference will be given to applicants with interests at the interface of chemistry and biology. Applicants for this position should have an established international reputation in scholarship and a strong committment to education at all levels. Applicants should submit a complete vitae, and a brief statement of research plans to: Prof. R. Thummel, Chair, Organic Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-5641. The interview process will start October 1, 2000, and continue until the position is filled.

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The Harvey Mudd College Chemistry Department invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 200 1. Applicants must have the Ph.D. degree. Preference will be given to applicants with a background and interest in organic and/or inorganic chemistry. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at all levels and to an active undergraduate research program, which may be interdisciplinary. Send resume, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), research plans, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. G. William Daub, Department of Chemistry, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA 91711. Consideration of candidates will begin on November 1, 2000.

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Bucknell University seeks outstanding candidates for an entry-level tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Teaching will involve introductory and advanced organic chemistry. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a vigorous research program in organic chemistry involving undergraduates and Master's students. The Department of Chemistry at Bucknell is housed in a modem facility including dedicated research space and ample instrumentation (300 MHz NMR; two benchtop GC-S, LC-MS and electrospray MS; FTIR, X-ray diffractometer, etc.) which is maintained by two full-time instrument specialists. Ph.D. required, postdoctoral experience preferred. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, summary of research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Thomas Shawe, Chair of the Organic Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 17837. Review of applications will begin on 23 October 2000.

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The University of Central Arkansas Chemistry Department invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning with the Fall 2001 semester in a twelve-member ACS approved department. Polymer chemistry background desirable. The successful candidate must have a, Ph.D. at the beginning, of the appointment and a strong commitment to effective teaching at the undergraduate level. In addition to organic chemistry, course responsibilities include lower division and/or upper division assignments. Scholarly activity, including direction of undergraduate research, is expected. Send letter of application including the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three current references along with a current cv, graduate transcripts, and brief statements of educational philosophy and of research plans to: Dr. Conrad Stanitski, Department Chair, 205 Laney Hall, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR 72035. Review of applications will begin October 20, 2000 and continue until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Institute of Paper Science and Technology. Postdoctoral research associate: The wood chemistry group is anticipating hiring a recent chemistry Ph.D. graduate student experienced in solid state NMR, especially as it applies to organic polymers or wood. The successful candidate will conduct fundamental research into the chemical mechanisms involved in the formation of composite wood products using urea-formaldehyde (UF) and phenol-formaldehyde (PF) resins, for the production of oriented strandboard (OSB), medium-density fiberboard (MDF), and particleboard (PB). The post doctoral research fellow will become involved in a research team directed at developing new, energy-efficient catalyst technologies to improve the overall manufacturing process. The proposed studies will be fundamental in nature but directed at applied, real life problems. The applicant must be experienced in 13C CP/MAS and modern liquid NMR techniques. Additional experience with DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry) techniques would be beneficial but not necessary. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and names and addresses of three references to: Dr. AJ. Ragauskas, Professor of Wood Chemistry, Institute of Paper Science and Technology, 500 10th St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, 404-894-9701(Office), 404-894-4778(Fax). More details about the research facilities of Professor Ragauskas can be found at: http://home.ipst.edu/~aragausk/.
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A postdoc position is available in the research group of Professor Ya-Ping Sun, Department of Chemistry and the Materials Science & Engineering Program, Clemson University. Clemson is a land-grant research university of the State of South Carolina, located about 30 miles from the city of Greenville, SC and about 120 miles from downtown Atlanta. Requirements: Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, or a related field, and substantial training and experience in photophysics, molecular spectroscopy, and pulsed-laser-based optical techniques. The candidate must be a US citizen or permanent resident ("Green Card") and also willing to be off-campus for a significant amount of time to conduct joint research projects at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio. Salary: $32,000-$40,000 per annual (12 months). The initial appointment is for one year. To apply, please send a CV, publication list, and the names of 3 references to: Ya-Ping Sun, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers & Films, Howard L. Hunter Chemistry Laboratory, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0973, USA, Tel: (864)-656-5026, office), (864)-656-4368/5195 (lab), Fax: (864)-656-6613, E-Mail: syaping@clemson.edu, http://chemistry.clemson.edu.

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University of York, England. Department of Chemistry. Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Organometallic Photochemistry. A postdoctoral research assistantship is available from November 1 2000 for 3 years. The research will involve development of time-resolved infrared spectroscopy and its applications to photochemistry of organometallics. The research programme is led by Professor Robin Perutz and Dr Simon Duckett. Their research groups have an international impact and strong links with other groups in Europe and North America. Experience of photochemistry or laser spectroscopy would be an advantage, but those with knowledge of organometallics would also be welcomed. Salary will be in the range from ��16755 to �� 18737. For information about the University and the research, consult the World Wide Web at http://www.york.ac.uk and http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/chem/staff/rnp respectively. Applicants are asked to submit three copies of a full curriculum vitae, together with the names of two referees to: the Director of Personnel, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK as soon as possible. Further information may be obtained by e-mailing jobs@york.ac.uk.For informal inquiries contact Professor Perutz at tel +44-(0)1904-432549, e-mail: rnp1@york.ac.uk.
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