Chemistry Newsletter - 10/04/2004

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVIII - No. 31 October 4th, 2004

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

10/12/04

11/9/04

12/14/04

2/8/05

3/8/05

4/12/05

5/10/05

 

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

10/5/04

10/19/04

11/2/04

11/16/04

12/7/04

12/21/04

1/25/05

2/15/05

3/1/05

3/15/05

4/5/05

4/19/05

5/3/05

5/17/05

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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry

Thursdays, 5:45-7:45 pm., Room 8335.

For entering graduate students interested in physical chemistry, there will be a series of short talks by faculty members describing their research interests. These will be held at 5:45 p.m. Thursdays during the first weeks of the semester. There will be one half-hour talk followed by an informal supper and then two more talks. Since these talks are brief, students should follow up by contacting individual faculty members in whose research they are interested. Each student should interview at least three faculty members during the fall semester concerning research opportunities. These talks are a means of finding research opportunities and of obtaining a broad overview of physical chemistry research in the Department. Students expecting to major in physical chemistry should make every effort to attend all of these talks. Teaching Assistants should mark this time on the schedule cards turned into the teaching Laboratory Director.

Schedule for Introductory Research Talks:

5:45

6:45

7:15

Thursday, October 7

Thomas Brunold

Thomas Record

Robert Hamers

Thursday, October 14

Nita Sahai

Fleming Crim

Ned Sibert

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SEMINARS

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, October 7th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sharon Beetner, Casey Group. “Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, October 14th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Bob Hamers, UW-Madison. “Surface Chemistry at the Interface of Microelectronics, Nanotechnology, and Biotechnology”

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

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Friday, October 15th, 2004 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amanda Jones, Reich Group. “A Rapid Injection NMR Study of n-Butyllithium Reactivity”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, October 28th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Juan de la Mora, Yale University. “Electrospray ionization: facts and mysteries”

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Friday, October 29th, 2004 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., Rm 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Joanna Aizenberg of Bell Laboratories [Lucent Technologies]: “Multi-level control of inorganic crystallization by organized organic assemblies.” Dr Aizenberg's visit is sponsored, in part, by the group “Graduate Women in Chemistry.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Carl Djerassi and Diane Middlebrook in Conversation

Friday, October 8, 2004 7:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium, Library Mall - UW Madison Campus

UW-Madison chemistry alumnus Carl Djerassi and his wife Diane Middlebrook can respectively claim responsibility for a dizzying range of accomplishments, including the birth control pill, plays, and biographies such as the tale of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes retold in Middlebrook's recent best-seller Her Husband (Viking, 2003). As a part of the 2004 Wisconsin Book Festival, this fascinating couple join for a conversation about science, literature, and art. Presented by the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy in partnership with the Center for the Humanities. For more information about Prof. Djerassi please visit http://djerassi.com/ and for more information about Prof. Middlebrook please visit http://www.dianemiddlebrook.com/dwm/dwm.html.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Scientist, Technical Support (NMPA04-21) - Palo Alto, CA. Our ideal candidate would use their in-depth knowledge of NMR theory and techniques to advise customers on advanced spectrometer operation, including system administration and accessory systems. They would provide NMR applications support to field engineers, and customers who are operating, maintaining or troubleshooting complex NMR systems as well as associated electro/mechanical accessories, computer systems, and software. They would also work with R&D and Marketing to evaluate new products to include installation and acceptance protocols and user and service functionality. An MS in Chemistry or Physics with strong NMR experience is required, a PhD Preferred. Please apply on-line, by going to the following link http://pluto.varianinc.com/cgi-bin/hr/jobdetail?KEY=NMPA04-21&CHOOSE=USA

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry and the Science Education Program at San Jose State University are pleased to announced the following position: Assistant Professor in Chemistry / Science Education - Tenure Track. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in chemistry at the time of appointment. The Department of Chemistry and the Science Education Program at San José State University are seeking a skilled and enthusiastic instructor for the elementary physical science program who has an awareness of active learning techniques and is sensitive to the educational goals of a multi-cultural population. Previous teaching experience required; experience with ethnically diverse, culturally heterogeneous student populations highly desirable. Documentation of scholarly achievement potential in chemical science education required. The candidate’s teaching responsibilities will be 50% time in the science teacher preparation program including a lower division physical science course for elementary teachers and student teacher supervision. The remaining teaching will be in upper and/or lower division courses in chemistry. Other teaching responsibilities in chemistry will depend on departmental needs as well as the interests of the candidate. The candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a program of scholarly activity in chemistry and/or science education that includes publications and/or grants for research and/or educational development. Required scholarly activity will be broadly construed. The candidate will be expected to address the needs of a student population of great diversity - in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation -through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement. The candidate’s official faculty appointment and location will be in the Department of Chemistry. The Science Education Program consists of interdisciplinary faculty who cooperate to offer Program courses and activities. The Program has its own budget and reports to the Dean of the College of Science. Currently, there are nine core professors from departments in the College of Science, two professors from the College of Education, one secondary science teacher on loan to the Program from a local high school. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting Date is Fall 2005. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. For full consideration send a letter of application, CV, transcripts, statement of teaching interest/philosophy and research plans, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Bradley M. Stone, Chair, Chemistry Department, San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0101; fax (408) 924-4945; tel. (408) 924-5000. Review of applications will begin after October 15, 2004. Reference Job Requisition Number (JRN): 011488 on application and all correspondence.

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Tenure-track Forensic Analytical Chemist. Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno invites applicants for a tenure track position (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor) in Forensic Analytical Chemistry to begin August 2005. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or a closely related area with experience in analytical separations and forensic science. Application details at http://www.csufresno.edu/Chemistry/search. Address inquiries to: Dr. Howard K. Ono, Chair, Forensic Analytical Search, Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno, M/S-SB 70, Fresno CA 93740-8034. For full consideration, applicants must have all application materials on file by November 15, 2004.

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The Department of Chemistry at Eastern Illinois University is seeking an energetic individual to fill a tenure-track position in organic chemistry. The appointment will be made at the Assistant or Associate Professor level and will be effective August 2005. We would appreciate your bringing this information to the attention of suitable candidates. Teaching responsibilities for the position include courses at all levels in the specialty as well as some combination of general or general education chemistry. Candidates must hold the PhD in Organic Chemistry or related field and show promise for excellence in teaching and for establishing a vigorous, externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate (MS) students. Post-doctoral experience or equivalent industrial experience is highly desirable. For further information about the department please see http://www.eiu.edu/~eiuchem/. Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, CV, research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Dr. Douglas Klarup, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920. Electronic submissions (cfdgk@eiu.edu) are encouraged. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2004 and continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at San Diego State University, web site: http://www.chemistry.sdsu.edu announces two tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level, one in analytical chemistry and one in biochemistry, with appointments to begin Fall 2005. For the analytical chemistry position, preference will be given to applicants who have background and research interests in separations science. For the biochemistry position, preference will be given to applicants who have background and research interests in one of the following areas: structural biology, metabolic or receptor biochemistry, or signal transduction. The Department is particularly interested in hiring in interfacial areas that will promote and strengthen interactions with the rapidly growing biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries in San Diego. Postdoctoral research experience is essential and the successful candidates will be expected to maintain vigorous research programs that attract external funding. Applicants should also be willing to participate in the department's instructional program at any level from freshman chemistry through the Ph.D. program and have a commitment to working in a multi-cultural environment with students of a diverse background. Applicants must submit a complete curriculum vitae, a description of research plans, an estimated equipment budget, relevant reprints and preprints, and a description of teaching interests and plans, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Analytical Chemistry or Biochemistry (as appropriate) Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-1030. Review of completed applications will begin on October 11, 2004 and will continue until the positions are filled.

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Shippensburg University. The Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geography/Earth Science, and Physics seek candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2005. Responsibilities: Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools and Curriculum and Evaluation in the Secondary Science Classroom. Additional responsibilities include the supervision of student teachers and instruction of at least one of the University's General Education science courses. Qualifications and requirements: 1) Ph.D. or Ed.D. in one of the four areas listed (ABD at the time of hire may be considered); 2) demonstrated commitment to teaching effectiveness; 3) teaching experience at the secondary level; and 4) evidence of ongoing scholarly or creative activity. A demonstration of teaching effectiveness will be required as part of the on-campus interview. A terminal degree from an accredited institution is required for tenure. All candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. upon appointment. Review of applications begins November 15, 2004, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must send a letter of application, current curriculum vita, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to: Science Educator Search Committee, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257. All supporting materials must be submitted for applications to receive full consideration.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for at least three tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Candidates should have a Ph.D in chemistry, biochemistry or related areas and postdoctoral or related experience. We are seeking individuals with a high interest in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in areas that include organic, inorganic, analytical, physical and biological chemistry, preferably with research interests at the interface of chemistry and biology. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to a University-wide Integrative Life Sciences Initiative, that includes, but is not limited to, bioorganic or medicinal chemistry, bioanalytical, bioinorganic chemistry, mass spectrometry-based proteomics, protein NMR, X-ray crystallography of macromolecules, spectroscopy, computational biochemistry, neurochemistry and membrane biochemistry. Applicants at senior levels must have a proven record of external grant funding. Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vita, a detailed outline of their research plans, and a statement of their teaching interests and philosophy. Candidates for Assistant Professor should request three letters of recommendation and have them sent to the Search Committee; candidates for senior positions should identify three individuals whom the Search Committee may contact for letters of recommendation. Send application materials to: Professor Phillip E. Klebba, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 620 Parrington Oval, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019. We will also accept completed applications, in PDF format, sent to: thackney@ou.edu. The review of applications will begin on October 15 and continue until positions are filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at Brandeis University is seeking a qualified individual to fill a tenure-track faculty position in biophysical chemistry with a research emphasis on biological mass spectrometry. This appointment will complement the department's current strengths in biophysical and bioorganic chemistry and it is envisioned that the successful applicant will also interact with members of the life sciences community on campus. The appointment rank is open, depending upon qualifications, experience and current status. The ideal appointee would quickly establish a vigorous externally funded research program and would be an enthusiastic teacher at the undergraduate and graduate levels. CVs and three letters of recommendation should be addressed to: Biophysical Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Chemistry MS 015, Brandeis University, 415 South St., Waltham, MA 02454-9110. First consideration will be given to completed applications received by November 15, 2004.

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Position Announcement - 2 Positions. Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Illinois University. Two tenure-track, assistant professor positions are available. One position is for an Organic Chemist, with preference given to individuals with strong research programs in synthetic organic chemistry. The second position is for an individual with an innovative research program at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology. Initial teaching responsibilities will be two courses per year. A description of the department can be obtained on the web at http://www.chembio.niu.edu. Ph.D. in chemistry or closely related field; at least one year of postdoctoral research experience. Send letter of application, vita, a description of research plans and teaching interests, a list of required start-up equipment with estimated costs, and three letters of recommendation to: Chemistry Faculty Search, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115-2862. Candidates are encouraged to submit materials via e-mail to iuchem@gmail.com , but this is not required. Preference will be given to applications received by November 1, 2004; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Physical Chemistry. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, seeks outstanding candidates for an anticipated faculty position in experimental physical chemistry. We are considering making an appointment either at the junior level or at the senior level. Candidates are expected to have or to develop an internationally recognized program of scholarly research and to demonstrate excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. All candidates should send a complete curriculum vitae, a description of their research, including a list of publications, and a summary of funding history (senior candidate only). Electronic applications are preferred. See http://www.chem.lsa.umich.edu/chem/facultyrecruits/ for instructions. Junior candidates should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor William R. Roush, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, 930 N. University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055. Information about the Chemistry Department is available on the web site, http://www.umich.edu/~michchem. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2004.

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University of Geneva. The Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology offer two joint appointments for Full or Associate Professors in molecular life sciences. The successful candidates are expected to establish a strong research program in molecular life sciences. Candidates studying important biological problems with novel chemical and biophysical approaches will be given special consideration. Undergraduate teaching in French is expected, but a grace period can be granted. Starting dates: October 1, 2005 for the first position (hosted in the Department of Molecular Biology) and October 1, 2006 for the second position (hosted in the Department of Biochemistry). However, the starting dates can be negotiated. Candidates holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree should send their application, including CV, list of publications, and statement of research interests to: the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, 30, quai Ernest-Ansermet, CH-1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland. A single pdf file of the application should also be sent to the dean's office (Fabienne.Trefois@sciences.unige.ch). Deadline for applications is October 31st, 2004. Further information can be obtained from the directors of the Departments of Biochemistry (Jean Gruenberg, email: jean.gruenberg@biochem.unige.ch) and Molecular Biology (Ueli Schibler, email: ueli.schibler@molbio.unige.ch)

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota Duluth invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level. The successful candidate is expected to teach primarily undergraduate courses in biochemistry and molecular biology as well as courses at the graduate level in his/her field of expertise, advise undergraduate and graduate students, develop an independent research program in biochemistry or biological chemistry leading to extramural funding and publications in peer-reviewed journals and involving undergraduate and graduate students, and fulfill service obligations. The position starts August 29, 2005. The successful candidate for assistant professor will have earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry or a related discipline (e.g., biological chemistry) and completed at least one year of a post-doctoral research appointment. Good communication skills, evidence of potential to develop an independent research program in biochemistry or biological chemistry, and the ability to teach undergraduate courses in biochemistry and molecular biology as well as graduate courses in his/her field of expertise, are required. At least one year of teaching experience in biochemistry and molecular biology at the college level and more than one year of post-doctoral experience are desirable. The successful candidate for associate professor will have earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry or a related discipline (e.g., biological chemistry) and completed at least one year of a post-doctoral research appointment. Good communication skills, the ability to teach undergraduate courses in biochemistry and molecular biology as well as graduate courses in his/her field of expertise, five years of professional experience beyond the postdoctoral appointment, and evidence of a rigorous research program in biochemistry or biological chemistry with extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications in professional journals are required. At least one year of teaching experience in biochemistry and molecular biology at the college level, more than one year of post-doctoral experience and level of associate professor or evidence of promotion are desirable. Completed applications will be reviewed starting November 15, 2004 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Send an application letter, CV, research proposal, teaching statement and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Donald Poe, Chair, Biochemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1039 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812. Other contact information: http://www.d.umn.edu/chem, email: dpoe@d.umn.edu, fax: (218) 726-7394.

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Hamline University, St. Paul, MN invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Physical Chemistry, beginning September, 2005. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in chemistry and be committed to excellence in teaching in a liberal arts setting and maintaining an ongoing undergraduate research program. Teaching responsibilities may include Physical Chemistry, General Chemistry, Special Topics and General Education courses. The Chemistry program at Hamline is ACS certified, housed in a modern well-equipped facility, and is research active. Applicants with cross-disciplinary interests in biological or forensic chemistry are encouraged to apply. Send vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, statement of research goals, teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to: Prof. John Matachek, Department of Chemistry, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN 55104. Visit: http://www.hamline.edu for more information on our department. Application deadline: October 22, 2004.

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Tenure-track position in Biomolecular NMR, Department of Chemistry, The University of Montana. The Department of Chemistry invites applications at the level of assistant professor in the area of Biomolecular NMR. It is expected that the successful candidate will also become a member of the Graduate Program in Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics and associated Center in addition to their tenure track position in the Department of Chemistry. The development of externally funded research programs, making contributions to lower division chemistry teaching and the development of upper division and graduate courses is required. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field and postdoctoral experience in Biomolecular NMR is necessary. The Department of Chemistry was recently awarded funding for a 600 MHz NMR spectrometer to complement existing NMR instrumentation. The successful candidate will have significant input on the final configuration of the new instrument. Applications, including a complete CV, a full description of research plans and a statement of teaching philosophy should be sent to: Nigel D. Priestley, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812-1656. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. Information about the department may be accessed from our web page: http://www.cas.umt.edu/chem. The review of applications will begin on October 15, 2004 and continue until the position is filled.

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Cal State Fullerton. Teaching responsibilities include lecture and laboratory courses in organic chemistry at both the undergraduate and master's levels. Faculty-guided research involving undergraduates and M.S. thesis students is an essential part of the Department's educational program. He/she will engage in a vigorous and productive research program involving students at both levels and is expected to pursue extramural funding to support his/her research interests and regularly publish in recognized disciplinary journals. A Ph.D. in Chemistry is required. Preference will be given to those with post-doctoral or comparable research experience. Preference will be given to applicants with a research emphasis in synthesis. Candidates must be able to provide evidence of effective teaching ability at the undergraduate or graduate level or the potential for successful teaching of organic chemistry. Appointment Date: August 2005. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications. There are opportunities to augment salary by teaching summer session courses and/or through intra- and extramural research grants. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and /or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care as well as an affordable housing program; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/benefits/compare_benefits.htm. Applicants should send a detailed curriculum vitae (including names of references), a summary of proposed research, and a summary of teaching philosophy and preferences, and arrange for three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with their teaching and research potential. Please send all materials to: Prof. Christina Goode, Chair, Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University, Fullerton P.O. Box 6866, Fullerton, CA 92834-6866 Phone: (714) 278-3621 FAX: (714) 278-5316. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2004 and continue until a suitable candidate is appointed. For more information about the department or position go to: http://chemsryr2.fullerton.edu/ or E-mail: cgoode@fullerton.edu.

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Syracuse University Department of Chemistry invites nominations and applications for faculty positions in inorganic chemistry and in physical chemistry. Appointments at the Assistant Professor level will be tenure-track; individuals meriting appointment as tenured associate or full professors are also welcome to apply. Successful candidates will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to establish strong and innovative research programs. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and outlines of research plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent, to: the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-4100. The review of candidate files will begin November 8, 2004 and will continue until both positions are filled.

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The Chemistry Department at Loyola University New Orleans invites applications for a tenure track position in Analytical Chemistry, beginning August 2005. Ph.D. specialists in the area of Analytical or experimental Physical Chemistry preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and conducting research with undergraduates. Startup funds will be available. The candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in analytical chemistry and in our forensic science curriculum. In addition, the candidate may have teaching responsibilities in our core curriculum. Loyola University is a highly selective Jesuit liberal arts university with an ACS-accredited department. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable), a description of research, and a list of three references to: Dr. Thom Spence, Search Committee Chair, Chemistry Department, Box 5, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA 70118, e-mail: tgspence@loyno.edu by Oct. 8, 2004. Application review will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

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Lehigh University Department of Chemistry. As a continuation of our plan for faculty expansion, the Department of Chemistry invites applications for two positions, one at the junior level and one at a more senior level (associate or full professor), with a preferred starting date during 2005. The first position is in the area of inorganic chemistry, broadly defined (e.g., catalysis, optoelectronics, solid-state materials, bioinorganic chemistry). The second position is in the area of analytical/physical chemistry with a focus in one or more of the following areas: surface/interfacial chemistry, electrochemistry, development and application of high n-rformance materials, and computational chemistry. Lehigh University has strong interdisciplinary and interdepartmental programs in all of these areas and will invest significant resources over the next few years to develop them further. Successful candidates will be expected to develop, or continue, a nationally recognized, externally funded research program. Candidates are also expected to excel in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. Candidates must have a PhD and postdoctoral experience. Search Committee review of credentials will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the two positions are filled. For more information, consult our homepage at: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inche/. Candidates should send a CV, teaching statement, detailed research proposal, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Robert Flowers, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Lehigh University, 6 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3172.

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