Chemistry Newsletter - 10/03/2001

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXV No. 32 October 1st, 2001

Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

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

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

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

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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry - Fall 2001

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

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

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

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

Schedule for Introductory Research Talks

5:45 6:45 7:15
October 4th Jim Weisshaar Silvia Cavagnero Tom Brunold
October 11th David Schwartz Frank Weinhold Fleming Crim

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Professor Qiang Cui, UW-Chemistry. "Recent Developments in Combined Quantum Mechanical and Molecular Mechanical Methods."

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

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. William Schowalter, University of Illinois-Urbana. "The Equations (of Change) Don't Change, But the Profession of Engineering Does"

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Bob West, UW Chemistry. "Multiple Bonds to Silicon: 20 Years Later"

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Erik J. Fernandez, University of Virginia. "The Protein Unfolding Problem"

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Margaret Biddle, Graduate Student.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Gabor A. Somorjai, University of California, Berkeley. "Surfaces: Favorite Media of Evolution and New Technologies"

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2001, - Joint PChem-Inorganic Seminar, Room 1315, 2:30 p.m. G. A. Somorjai, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory University of California, Berkeley. "Development of Molecular Surface Science: From Platinum to Biopolymers"

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

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

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

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Rodney O. Fox, Iowa State University. "BSL and Beyond: Transport Modeling of Turbulent Reacting Flows"

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

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Juan Xie, Graduate Student. "Electron Transfer in Proteins"

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

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

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor David Smith, University of Nebraska. "Nuts and Bolts of Hydrogen Exchange - Mass Spectrometry"

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

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

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Jay Keasling, University of California-Berkeley. "Remodeling Cellular Metabolism for Biosynthesis and Biodegradation"

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Wednesday, October 31th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Paul Ludden, UW-Madison, Biochemistry.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday, November 12th, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Martha Montague, UW Chemical Engineering. "Imaging Layers Based on Surface-Initiated Polymers"

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

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

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Mark A. Barteau, University of Delaware. "Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Surface Oxametallacycles: Connections to Olefin Epoxidation"

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

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Thursday, November 15th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor David C. Schwartz, UW Madison. "Single Molecule Systems for Genome Analysis"

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

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Monday, November 19th, 2001 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. SonBinh Nguyen, Northwestern University. "Polymer-Biopolymer and Polymer-Inorganic Nano-Structures: Novel Hybrid Materials"

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

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Jeffery Hubbell, Institute for Biomedical Engineering, ETH and University of Zurich.

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Wednesday, November 21st, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Omar Green - Graduate Student.

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

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Costas Maranas, Penn State. "Modeling and Optimization in Protein and Metabolic Engineering"

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Fabio Ribeiro, Polytechnic Institute. "Hydrodechlorination Reactions on Palladium Catalysts"

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

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Tuesday, December 11th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Kristi Anseth, University of Colorado, Boulder. "Photopolymerization of Degradable Polymer Networks and Their Medical Applications"

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

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The Biomedical Engineering Institute at Florida International University invites nominations and applications for the Wallace H. Coulter Eminent Scholars Chair in Biomedical Engineering and the Wallace H. Coulter Professorship in Bioinstrumentation and Biomeasurement. These prestigious positions are made possible by a $10 million grant from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to establish an endowment in support of the Institute, and carry an annual research award to support the endeavors of the posts. The successful candidates will be expected to build vigorous research programs and will lead the further development of graduate programs in biomedical engineering. For more information about the Institute and our programs, visit our web site at http://www.eng.fiu.edu/bmei. Faculty appointments will be made in an appropriate academic department. See http://www.eng.fiu.edu for information on the college departments and programs. The Eminent Scholars Chair in Biomedical Engineering is a senior position with an anticipated appointment at the rank of Professor. Candidates with expertise in all areas of biomedical engineering are invited to apply. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have established nationally recognized research programs in the areas of tissue and cellular engineering, biomaterials, bionanotechnology, or bioMEMS. The Professorship in Bioinstrumentation and Biomeasurement is open to all ranks and levels of experience. Preference will be given to candidates with both clinical and research expertise and experience (e.g. MD/PhD recipients) in the general areas of the professorship title. Opportunities exist for ajoint academic and clinical appointment at one of our clinical partner institutions. Application Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by December 15, 2001. Send curriculum vitae and the names of at least five professional references to: Richard T. Schoephoerster, Biomedical Engineering Institute, Florida International University, 10555 West Flagler Street - EAS 2610, Miami, Florida 33199 or email to bmeinfo@eng.fiu.edu.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The University of Arkansas requests your assistance in seeking an outstanding scientist for a tenure-track position in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arkansas in organic chemistry, broadly defined, beginning Spring or Fall of 2002. Exceptional candidates with established research programs will be considered at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank. Extensive collaborative research opportunities exist in two major new multidisciplinary centers, the Center for Sensing Technology and Research, and the Center for Protein Structure and Function. The University of Arkansas is the major Ph.D., granting institution in the State of Arkansas. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. A curriculum vitae, description of research plans, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Professor Charles L. Wilkins, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, web: http://www.uark.edu/chemistry, e-mail: cwilkins@mail.uark.edu .

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University of Wisconsin-Madison. Position Vacancy Listing. PVL# 40666. Working title: MRSEC Center Administrative and Outreach Director. Official title: Outreach Specialist(s92dn) or Assoc Outreach Spec(s92fn). A position is available for an Outreach Specialist with one of our centers in Engineering (MRSEC) For more information on this position please go to the web site at: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv40666.html.

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The NMR Facility at the Chemistry Department of The University of Pennsylvania has an opening for a Post-doctoral associate / Asst. Facility Manager. The position requires a person familiar with Bruker NMR instrumentation (AC, AM, AMX, DMX, DRX) from 200 MHz to 750MHz, Unix, C, Perl, and CGI background a plus. Good communications skills a must. The position is for one year and renewable up to three years with a possible conversion to a permanent position at the end of that period. Contact: Dr. George T. Furst, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa 19104. Resumes may be e-mailed to: furst@sas.upenn.edu.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Assistant Professor: The Department of Chemistry at Pacific Lutheran University seeks to fill a tenure track position with primary teaching responsibilities in biochemistry. Ph.D. degree required by start date, and post- doctoral experience and prior teaching experience would be preferred. Participation in our undergraduate research program is possible, dedication to liberal arts education, excellent undergraduate training as a major in chemistry, and a strong record of graduate performance expected. Department is ACS certified; equipment includes 300 MHz FTNMR, FTIR, ICP-AES, SGI computers, GC/MS, HPLC/GPC, UV/VIS, and DSC. PLU is an EEO/AA employer and actively seeks applications from women and persons of color. Please send a complete curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, summary of plans for undergraduate research, and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA 98447, Review of applications will begin October 15th, E-mail: chair@rainier.chem.plu.edu. Department web site: http://www.chem.plu.edu.

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Tenure-Track in (1) Analytical Chemistry & (2) Physical Chemistry at Creighton University. Creighton University invites applications for two tenure-track appointments beginning Fall, 2002. One appointment will be in analytical chemistry and the other will be in physical chemistry. Specific area of specialization is open. We seek individuals with the potential to be excellent scholar-teachers, mentors, and role models for undergraduates. Successful applicants will be expected to teach both introductory and advanced courses in their specialty. Appointees also will be expected to develop active research programs involving undergraduate students. Applicants should send a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests, and have undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation sent to: Search Committee, Chemistry Department, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 68178-0104. Review of applications will begin on 30 November 2001. For further information, please visit http://chemistry.creighton.edu/.

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Princeton has a search going on for an inorganic chemist at any level in any inorganic area. In particular we are interested in synthesis, and in materials chemistry in areas that would not overlap with what we have now. Please contact: R.J. Cava, Inorganic Faculty Search Chair, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, Princeton NJ 08544.

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Tenure-track teaching position analytical chemistry. The Lawrence University Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position that will start in September 2002, though the possibility of a January or April 2002 start does exist. We anticipate hiring at the Assistant Professor level, but will consider applicants at the Associate Professor level. We seek candidates with the Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or a related field with the ability and motivation to become outstanding teachers and to develop lively research programs involving undergraduates. Post-doctoral research and/or teaching is highly desirable. The appointee will teach courses in chemical analysis emphasizing instrumental methods, introductory chemistry, and/or courses in Lawrence's Environmental Studies program. Department faculty also participate in a college-wide first-year program, Freshman Studies. The appointee will be expected to develop an active research program involving undergraduates, in our well-equipped new science building. Research interests in instrumental techniques applicable to environmental problems would complement institutional strengths in field biology and geochemistry. Applicants should send: A letter of application; an up-to-date curriculum vitae; statements of teaching philosophy and research plans; undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable); and arrange for three letters of recommendation sent directly to: Professor Jerrold P Lokensgard, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Lawrence University, Appleton, W1 54912-0599, Phone: Voice: 920-832-6726, Fax: 920-832-6962, email: jerrold.p.lokensgard@lawrence.edu. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2001, and continue until the position is filled.

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Tenure-track teaching position biochemistry. The Lawrence University Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position that will start in September 2002. We anticipate hiring at the Assistant Professor level, but will consider applicants at the Associate Professor level. We seek candidates with the Ph.D. in biochemistry or a related field with the ability and motivation to become outstanding teachers and to develop lively research programs involving undergraduates. Post-doctoral research and/or teaching is highly desirable. The appointee will teach courses in biochemistry, plus some introductory and/or organic chemistry. Department faculty also participate in a college-wide first-year program, Freshman Studies. Participation in Lawrence's interdisciplinary program in Neuroscience is also a possibility. The appointee will be expected to develop an active research program involving undergraduates, in our well-equipped new science building. Research interests in protein biochemistry or proteomics would complement institutional strengths in molecular biology and biophysical chemistry. Applicants should send: A letter of application; an up-to-date curriculum vitae; statements of teaching philosophy and research plans; undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable); and arrange for three letters of recommendation sent directly to: Professor Jerrold P Lokensgard, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI 54912-0599, Phone: Voice: 920-832-6726, Fax: 920-832-6962, email: jerrold.p.lokensgard@lawrence.edu. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2001, and continue until the position is filled.

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Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment as Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department beginning in September 2002. The principal responsibilities include courses in analytical chemistry and in introductory chemistry and development of an active research program emphasizing undergraduate student participation. Applicants must have a PhD in analytical chemistry or related fields at the time of the appointment. Chemists with experience in environmental or biochemical applications will supplement science-division concentrations in Environmental Science and/or Biochemistry-Molecular Biology. The Chemistry Department has six full-time faculty members. Applicants should submit a resume, two-to-three page statements of teaching and research plans, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted), and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Greg Slough, Chair, Chemistry Department, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295. Applicant files should be complete by October 22 with review of files continuing until the position is filled.

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Faculty Positions in Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant-Professor level to begin in Fall 2002. The positions are in the areas of theoretical chemistry, experimental physical chemistry, or solution-state NMR spectroscopy. The positions will require the development or maintenance of an outstanding research program and the teaching of core chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should receive their Ph.D. degrees by the appointment date. The applications should consist of a curriculum vita and a concise research proposal or proposals. These documents are to be submitted in electronicform as PDF (portable document format) files to search@wuchem.wustl.edu. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to search@wuchem.wusti.edu, with signed originals sent to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Campus Box 1134, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899, FAX no. (314) 935-4481. Completed applications must be received by 01 November 2001 to ensure inclusion in the initial review. However, late applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. In addition to the current search for assistant professors, the Department of Chemistry is always prepared to consider applications from outstanding candidates for senior-level positions in any field of chemistry, and no application format is specified.

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University of Florida. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure track position in Organic Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level starting August 2002. Applications will be accepted in all areas of Organic chemistry. Candidates should have a Ph. D. plus one or more years post-doctoral experience, and they will be expected to demonstrate the background, motivation and ability to develop a vigorous, independent, and highly competitive research program, with a commitment to excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a description of proposed research, as well as to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Dr. William R. Dolbier, Jr.; Chair, Organic Search Committee; UF, Department of Chemistry; P.O. Box 117200; Gainesville FL 326117200. Deadline for receiving applications is November 5, 2001.

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The University of Vermont - Faculty Positions Organic Materials / Organic Polymer Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Vermont invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level that is pending budget approval. Candidates are expected to develop a vigorous and innovative research program in organic chemistry in the area of ORGANIC MATERIALS or ORGANIC POLYMER CHEMISTRY. The Department of Chemistry has an active Ph.D. program with a number of interdisciplinary activities. We are well equipped with modem instrumentation, and can offer substantial start-up packages. In order to receive full consideration, applicants should send a curriculum vitae and proposed research plans by November 1, 2001, to: Chair, Organic Materials/Polymer Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405.

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Northern Kentucky University invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry, to begin August 1, 2002. Candidates should have a strong interest in teaching and research at a primarily undergraduate institution. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program suitable for undergraduate participation and with a strong likelihood of external funding. The teaching assignments will include courses in the candidate's specialty, general chemistry, and possibly other courses for science and non-science majors. A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral experience enhances the application. The department seeks a candidate whose background and experience integrates two or more of the traditional subdisciplines of chemistry or who has an interest in another interdisciplinary field, such as polymers or materials science. Exceptional candidates from the traditional subdisciplines may be considered. More information about the department and CINSAM can be found at the Northern Kentucky University web site, http://www.nku.edu/~chemistry. Applicants should send a CV, graduate transcripts, and a statement of teaching and research interests; and 2) arrange for three recommendation letters to be sent. All materials should be sent to: Dr. William R. Oliver, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY 41099-1905. Review of applications will begin on October 8 and continue until the position is filled.

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Analytical Chemistry, the University of Memphis. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Analytical Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level; starting date is August 2002. Applicants should have a Ph.D. (ABD's considered) in Chemistry; post-doctoral experience is highly desirable. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, innovative, externally funded research program, teach appropriate graduate and undergraduate courses, and recruit and attract graduate students. Special attention will be given to candidates whose research complements current University and Departmental strengths, such as surface chemistry, separations, computational, and environmental chemistry (for more information, see http://www.chem.memphis.edu ). Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a description of proposed research (including start-up costs), and arrange to have three letters of recommendation, undergraduate and graduate transcripts sent to: Dr. Greg Peters, Chemistry Department, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, e-mail: rgpeters@memphis.edu. Screening of applications will begin November 12, 2001 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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University of Washington (Seattle), Department of Chemistry, seeks outstanding candidates for tenure track appointments at the Assistant Professor rank. Candidates in all areas of chemistry and interdisciplinary areas involving chemistry will be considered, but we seek especially individuals in the emerging areas of chemical biology and materials chemistry (particularly photonics) whose expertise includes spectroscopy and/or synthetic chemistry. In exceptional circumstances, appointment at the tenured level may be considered for candidates who offer extraordinary opportunities to further the University's commitments to mentoring underrepresented 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 research and teaching 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, 2001. Email inquiries should be directed to search@chem.washington.edu.

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The University of Pittsburgh seeks to fill a tenure-stream faculty position in the Department of Chemistry, effective September 2002 and subject to budgetary approval. The University invites application from candidates who will develop nationally recognized research programs in areas including, but not limited to, nanoscience, materials science, surface science, or biophysical chemistry. Candidates for this assistant professor position should provide a resume, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching interests, and three letters of reference. Applications should be received before October 15, 2001 for full consideration, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, and applications from women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. All application materials should be sent to: Professor Craig Wilcox, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Visit our web site at http://www.chem.pitt.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Experimental Biophysical Chemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous and innovative research program at the interface of physical and biological chemistry and to participate in the undergraduate and graduate teaching activities of the Department. This position is part of a campus-wide initiative to develop interdisciplinary research and teaching programs in key areas of biological importance and will commence September 2002. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a description of proposed research, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Tom Tullius, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Boston University, 590 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215-2521. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15, 2001.

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The Department of Chemistry at New York University invites applications for two fulltime, tenured or tenure-track positions, open-rank to start September 1, 2002, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. The Department is undergoing a major development effort that includes multiple faculty appointments and major improvements in laboratory and instrumentation facilities. Experimental Chemistry: Applicants should have a very strong research record and be committed to teaching. Individuals in all areas of experimental organic, bioorganic, or biophysical chemistry will be considered, with specializations in areas such as, but not restricted to, neurochemistry, genomics and proteomics, materials science, environmental chemistry, and nanotechnology. Theoretical Chemistry: The Department has a highly active theoretical/computational group, with interests ranging from quantum dynamics of chemical reactions, clusters, and condensed phases, to Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations of biological macromolecules. Applicants should have a very strong research record and be committed to teaching. Individuals in all areas of theoretical chemistry will be considered, but areas that complement current efforts are especially welcome. These include ab initio electronic structure methods, quantum and molecular mechanics and dynamics methods applicable to large, complex systems, including biological systems, materials, atmospheric/environment, and biomolecular chemistry. Candidates should submit applications including a CV, a list of publications, a statement of future research plans, and three letters of reference. The Search Committees will begin reviewing applications in early Fall. To guarantee early consideration, application materials should be received by October 15 and addressed to: (the appropriate Faculty Search Committee Experimental or Theoretical Chemistry), Department of Chemistry, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, Room 1001, New York, NY 10003. Website: http://www.nyu.edu/pages/chemistry/.

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The Chemistry Department at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professorship in Organic Chemistry to begin August 1, 2002. The position is contingent upon anticipated funding. A doctorate in Chemistry or a related field is required by appointment start date and postdoctoral experience preferred. All areas of organic chemistry will be considered. However, preference will be given to applicants who have interests ranging from bioorganic chemistry to organic materials chemistry. Desirable qualifications include: potential for developing a nationally competitive research program, ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, interest in and potential to teach organic chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must 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, Organic Chemistry Search Committee, The University of New Mexico, Department of Chemistry, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131. All materials must be received by 01 November 2001.

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Organic Chemist. Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Organic Chemistry, beginning September, 2002. The candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Candidates should intend to carry out an active research program with undergraduate students and should value Augustana College's commitment to the liberal arts. All application materials should be received by October 15, 2001, and sent to: Dr. Richard Jurasek, Dean, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL 61201. The application should include vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, an undergraduate research plan, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Duquesne University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in any area of chemistry and biochemistry at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall Term 2002. Creative and energetic candidates with research interests that complement the faculty, and who show exceptional promise or accomplishment in research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels are sought. Applications, for higher-level appointments, from experienced scholars with outstanding records of accomplishments are welcome. Please send your resume, a description of proposed research projects, a teaching philosophy statement, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation forwarded to: Professor Jeffry D. Madura, Chair; Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Duquesne University; Pittsburgh, PA 15282; e-mail: madura@duq.edu.

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The University of Michigan Department of Chemistry. We anticipate an opening for an Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry to begin August 2002, and seek outstanding candidates for this position. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry and postdoctoral experience. The positions require development of internationally recognized programs of scholarly research as well as excellent teaching potential at the undergraduate and graduate level. Candidates of exceptional qualifications will also be considered at the senior level. Candidates for Assistant Professor should send a CV, a description of research projects and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent no later than October 15 to: Professor Joseph P. Marino, Chairman, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055. Completed applications will be reviewed as soon as they arrive.

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The Chemistry Department at Wayne State University is soliciting applications from outstanding candidates for faculty positions in Analytical, Physical, Inorganic, or Organic Chemistry. We are interested in strongly motivated, independent individuals who will establish themselves as exceptional scholars and teachers. With regard to the faculty positions in Physical Chemistry, research interests may be in any area of Experimental Physical Chemistry or Computational Chemistry. In addition to establishing a first rate research program, successful candidates will be expected to participate fully in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We will seriously consider outstanding candidates for appointment at any level. We will begin reviewing files by October 15, 2001. Further information about the Department can be found at http://www.chem.wayne.edu..

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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A post-doctoral fellowship is available to conduct research to develop techniques for using NMR spectroscopy to study metabolism and toxicology using a variety of bio-fluids from several species. Multivariate statistical analysis will be used to interpret results from these studies. This work will be in direct support of Discovery Analytical Chemistry group. A Ph.D. with 0-3 years prior experience is required. Proven research skills in high-resolution NMR spectroscopy and an interest in the application of NMR spectroscopy to pharmacology and/or toxicology projects are required. Prior experience in Unix and statistical analysis of NMR data will be helpful. This laboratory is part of Wyeth Ayerst Research's Discovery Analytical Chemistry group in Princeton, NJ, and is equipped with Inova 600 and 500 MHZ NMR spectrometers. Please apply by fax or email to: Pauline Javorski, Wyeth Ayerst Research, CN 8000, Princeton, NJ 08543-9979 USA, Fax: 732-274-4205, e-mail: javorsp@war.wyeth.com. Please include the position number (P886192).

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Chris Gorman seeks candidates for a postdoctoral position at North Carolina State University. This position will involve the synthesis of new molecules and collaboration with others to study their electronic behaviors in single-molecule devices. This position is available through a funded, collaborative project between the Gorman, http://www.ncsu.edu/chemistry/cbg.html and Feldheim, http://www.ncsu.edu/chemistry/dlf.html research groups. The ideal candidate would have experience in synthetic chemistry and interest in nanotechnology-related research. We are very excited by our progress in this area so far and perceive substantial, future opportunity. The position is available immediately - we anticipate filling it in the next 3-6 months. Please contact: Christopher Gorman, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry 919-515-4252 (office), North Carolina State University 919-515-8920 (fax), Box 8204 919-515-8918 (lab), Raleigh, NC 27695-8204, e-mail: Chris_Gorman@ncsu.edu, Use 314 Dabney Hall instead of Box 8204 for Express Deliveries. Learn about the Gorman group on the WEB: http://www2.ncsu.edu/ncsu/chemistry/cbg.html.

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Andy Loyd with the Center for Engineering Science Advanced Research (CESAR) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, is writing to share the latest postdoctoral opportunities. He is seeking top-tier candidates for the newly created positions of: Postdoctoral Associates - Computational Nanoscience. CESAR's mission is to conduct fundamental research at the frontiers of Intelligent Systems science and technology. The focus of the research is develop and simulate computing architectures based on arrays of nanoparticles (e.g., "quantum dots" and molecular electronics). These positions are for outstanding Ph.D. candidates with background in computational materials science, computational chemistry, and/or computational physics. Experience with the methods of ab initio materials simulation, electron transport, quantum Monte Carlo, and high-performance computing is desired. Applicants cannot have received a doctoral degree more than five years prior to the date of application, and/or must complete all Ph.D. requirements before starting their appointments. Please contact: Andy Loyd, Pro2Serve Recruiting Solutions, 13530 Dulles Technology Drive, Suite 110, Herndon, VA 20170, phone: (703) 793-7330 ext. 117, e-mail: loyda@p2s.com.

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