Chemistry Newsletter - 10/06/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVII - No. 31 October 6th, 2003

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9340 Chemistry

10/14/2003

11/11/2003

12/09/2003

2/10/2004

03/09/2004

04/13/2004

05/11/2004

Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:20 PM - Chair’s Office

10/07/2003

10/21/2003

11/04/2003

11/18/2003

12/02/2003

12/16/2003

02/03/2004

02/17/2004

03/16/2004

04/20/2004

05/04/2004

05/18/2004

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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 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 in to the teaching Laboratory Director.

Schedule for Introductory Research Talks

5:45

6:45

7:15

October 9

Jim Weisshaar

Howard Zimmerman

Sam Gellman

October 16

Tom Record

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The Organic cume exams will be given in room 1315 Chemistry Building, 7:00 PM on the following dates:

CUMULATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE 2003-2004

February 5

March 4

April 1

May 6

November 6

December 4

January 8

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, October 7th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Feng Gai, University of Pennsylvania. “Understanding the Early steps in Protein Folding”

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Tuesday, October 7th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Ian Davies, Merck Process Research. “Mechanistic and Synthetic Studies in Process Research - Striving for Excellence”

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrea Lee, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, October 9th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David P. Weliky, Michigan State University. “NMR Studies of Viral Fusion Peptides and High Temperature Metal Selenophosphate Syntheses”

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Thursday, October 9th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sannali Matheson, Graduate Student.

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Friday, October 10th, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Professor Jeanne Hossenlopp, Marquette University. “Designing Materials for Chemical Sensor Applications”

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Monday, October 13th, 2003 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Heller, Harvard University. “Making Waves: From Quantum Corrals to Concert Halls”

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Tuesday, October 14th, 2003, Hirschfelder Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Heller, Harvard University. “Time-Dependent Methods in Spectroscopy”

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2003 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Heller, Harvard University. “The Many Faces of Tunneling”

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Thursday, October 16th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Quackenbush, The Institute for Genomic Research. “Beyond Expression: Extracting Meaning from Microarray Data”

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Thursday, October 16th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Lucas, Graduate Student.

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Friday, October 17th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chris Ciolli, Belshaw group.

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Monday, October 20th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Roy Periana, University of Southern California.

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ken Schweizer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amanda Brooks, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professors David Schwartz and Lingjun Li, UW-Madison Chemistry. David Schwartz, “From Single Molecules to Populations” and Lingjun Li, “Decoding the Chemical Messengers in Small Nervous System using MS-based Approaches”

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andreas Kirschning, University of Hannover, Germany. “On the Art and Technology of Organic Synthesis”

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Neil Strotman, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 27th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonas Peters, Cal Tech.

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Monday, October 27th, 2003 - Madison Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Room 1360 Biotechnology Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Kasem Nithipatikom, Medical College of Wisconsin Biomedical. “Applications of Mass Spectrometry: Small Molecules2

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Monday, October 29th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Goldberg, Johns Hopkins University, Balt. MD.

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Thursday, October 30th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lloyd Smith, UW-Madison Chemistry and Professor Nita Sahai, UW-Madison Geology & Geophysics. Professor Lloyd Smith: “Analyzing Genetic Variations (SNPs) with Invasive Cleavage Reactions on Surfaces”- Professor Nita Sahai:“A Perspective on Biogeochemistry: Emphasizing the Chemistry Underlying Mineral-Organic Interactions in the Environment and in the Human Body

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Thursday, October 30th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin McElroy, Graduate Student.

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Friday, October 31st, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin Carlson, Kiessling group.

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Monday, November 3rd, 2003 - Inorganic McElvain Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Bergman, University of California, Berkeley.

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Jonas, University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sam Pazicni, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 6th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brandon Beyer, Graduate Student.

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Monday, November 10th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Aroop Ray, Naveon Corp.

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Tuesday, November 11th, 2003- Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Carl Hayden, Sandia National Laboratories.

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Namal DeSilva, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 13th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. TBA.

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Friday, November 14th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Terra Potocky, Gellman group.

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Monday, November 17th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Lewis, UOP, IL.

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrei Tokmakoff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dalibor Sames, Columbia University.

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Heather Johnson, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 20th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. TBA.

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Thursday, November 20th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yueheng Jiang, Graduate Student.

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Friday, November 21st, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jason K. Pontrello, Graduate Student. “Synthesis of Multivalent Ligands to Investigate and Manipulate B Cell Responses”

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Monday, November 24th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonas Peters, Cal Tech.

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Albert Stolow, Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences.

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tamar Seideman, Northwestern University. “Controlling External Molecular Modes with Intense Light”

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Steve Buchwald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Fiedler, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, December 4th, 2003 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Erik Sorensen, Princeton University.

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Thursday, December 4th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Susan Przybylinski, Graduate Student.

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Friday, November 5th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lisa Jungbauer, Cavagnero group.

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Monday, December 8nd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joe Jarrett, University of Pennsylvania.

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hyuk Yu, University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Physical Chemistry of Polymers: Personal Perspective for the Past 40 Years”

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan Kennan, Colorado State.

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Thursday, December 11th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jack Sadowsky, Graduate Student.

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Analytical Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/seminars.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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Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

We were recently awarded funding by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation to support an Environmental Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellowship, web: http://www.dreyfus.org/ep.shtml at Georgia Tech. The fellowship is for support of a recent Ph.D. who wishes to pursue a research career in Environmental Chemistry, but whose previous research experience is not in Environmental Chemistry. The duration of the fellowship is two years, and the stipend is $40,000 per year. The successful candidate will be able to choose from a variety of laboratory studies and field studies aimed at investigating “Atmospheric Chemistry in Low Temperature Environments”. These studies will be carried out in collaboration with the research groups of L. Gregory Huey, David Tan, and/or Paul H. Wine. A copy of the proposal, which provides details of possible projects, is posted on the web site of the Georgia Tech School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, web: http://www.eas.gatech.edu/school/Dreyfus_RecLett.html and click on PDF. Further information can be obtained by contacting one of the principal investigators, greg.huey@eas.gatech.edu, dtan@eas.gatech.edu, paul.wine@chemistry.gatech.edu. Interested applicants should forward a CV and arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to: Professor David Tan, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0340 (see above for e-mail address).

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The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships


The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships are looking for applicants for their award. This is a 5-year Graduate Fellowship in the Applied Physical Sciences. $25,000 Personal Stipend, renewable up to 5 years, based on acceptable progress. Approximately 20 new Fellowships are awarded each year. Application deadline is October 31st, 2003. For further information and online fellowship application, visit their website at: http://www.hertzfoundation.org.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Northeast Structural Genomics Consortium (NESGC) - NMR Staff Scientist / Post-doctoral Researcher positions are available at the University at Buffalo (UB-SUNY; Prof. T. Szyperski). Salary will be highly competitive. Research will be conducted in the area of NMR methods development and the implementation of HTP structure determination in the research network of the NESGC http://www.nesg.org. One of the sucessful candidates is expected to live in the New York City area to collect data for the NESGC at the NYSBC, and would also participate in research and activities in the laboratory of Prof. G. T. Montelione at the Center for Adv. Biotech. and Medicine, Rutgers University. Send a CV along with phone / fax number and email addresses of 3 referees to: Dr. T. Szyperski, Chemistry Department, University at Buffalo, 14260, NY; E-mail: szypersk@chem.buffalo.edu.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Analytical Chemistry to begin in Fall 2004. All areas will be considered, but applicants with research interests in bioanalytical chemistry are encouraged to apply. Applications at the Assistant Professor level are preferred but any rank will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a funded, nationally recognized research program, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in analytical chemistry. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required, and post-doctoral experience is desirable. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a description of proposed research and estimated start-up costs, a description of teaching experience and interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Fred M. Hawkridge, Chair of the Analytical Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, P. O. Box 842006, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284-2006. Review of applications begins 10-29-2003.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Dayton invites applications and nominations for Chair of the Department. Located within UD’s new Science Center complex, which combines over 240,000 sq ft of newly constructed or recently renovated science facilities, the chemistry department consists of eleven full time faculty members, eight full time staff and has active BA and BS Chemistry (ACS-approved), BS Biochemistry and MS programs. The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in the department’s teaching, research, and service programs while providing the leadership necessary for its future growth and administration and the development of interdisciplinary, collaborative initiatives within the College of Arts and Sciences and with the professional schools and the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI). Candidates should possess a PhD in Chemistry or Biochemistry and hold a current appointment at full or senior associate professor rank in a nationally recognized academic chemistry department. Candidates should also have extensive teaching experience at the college/university level and a strong record of scholarly productivity, demonstrated excellence in academic leadership and organizational ability, strong oral and written communication skills and an active, externally funded research program. Applicants with research interests in any area of chemistry or biochemistry will be considered. Deadline for receipt of applications is December 31, 2003. Candidates should electronically submit in confidence a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans, description of startup requirements, and a statement of administrative philosophy and academic vision, as well as arranging for at least three letters of reference to be sent to Gary W. Morrow, Chair of the Search Committee at gary.morrow@notes.udayton.edu. Candidates are strongly encouraged to visit http://www.udayton.edu/~chem/chairsearch for additional information. Send to: Gary W. Morrow, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-2357, phone: 937-229-2631; FAX 937-229-2635.

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The Department of Chemistry at Eastern Illinois University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Analytical or Physical Chemistry, beginning August 2004. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or related area as well as potential for excellent teaching and for establishing a vigorous, externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate (MS) students are required. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Any area of analytical or physical chemistry, including bioanalytical or biophysical, will be considered. Submit letter, CV, research plans, statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Dr. Barbara Lawrence, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920. Further information about the department is available at: http://www.eiu.edu/~eiuchem/. Application review begins November 1, 2003 and continues until the position is filled.

 

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Assistant Professor, Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Rowan University. Contingent upon budget appropriations. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate chemistry courses and laboratories (majors and non-majors) and performing research with undergraduates. Teaching assignments may include courses in freshman chemistry, chemistry for non-science majors, quantitative analysis, instrumental methods and advanced courses in the candidate’s specialty. More information is available at http://www.rowan.edu/chemphys. Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or Bioanalytical Chemistry. The successful candidate will be required to teach chemistry at all levels, initiate and pursue a research program involving undergraduate students, and have outstanding communication skills. Experience in undergraduate education and post-doctoral research, and an interest in teacher education are desirable. Candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to the science education of non-science majors. The application should include a resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, plans for research at Rowan University, graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation. Starting date is: September 1, 2004. Send information by October 27, 2003 to: Dr. Robert Newland, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701, phone: 856-256-4502.

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Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry , full-time, tenure-track position. Rowan University. Contingent upon budget appropriations. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate chemistry courses and laboratories (majors and non-majors) and performing biophysical research with undergraduates. Teaching assignments may include courses in physical and biophysical chemistry and may also include freshman chemistry and chemistry for non-science majors. See our web page at: http://www.rowan.edu/chemphys/. Ph.D. in Physical or Biophysical Chemistry. Candidates must have outstanding communication skills. Experience in undergraduate education and post-doctoral research are desirable. The application should include a resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, plans for research in biophysical chemistry at Rowan, graduate transcripts (copy acceptable) and three letters of recommendation. Starting date is September 1, 2004. Send information by October 27, 2003 to: Dr. K. Ramanujachary, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701, phone: 856-256-4502.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry. Applications accepted for full-time tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels in all areas of chemistry including the interdisciplinary areas of materials chemistry and chemical biology. Senior level appointments with tenure will be considered for persons of recognized national and international stature. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a detailed statement of research and professional objectives and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Gregory S. Girolami, Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, 505 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801, (telephone: 217-333-5071). Salary negotiable. Ph.D. required. All applications received by October 31, 2003 will receive full consideration for appointments starting August 16, 2004. For further information see http://www.ses.uiuc.edu/chem/.

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Molecular Carcinogenesis. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Arizona University, web: http://www.nau.edu/~chem/ invites applications for a tenure-track position in molecular carcinogenesis at the Assistant or Associate level to begin August 2004. The successful candidate will assist in developing a new Native American cancer research partnership with the University of Arizona, web: http://www.nativecancer.org. This position is initially funded by the National Cancer Institute and will involve a membership with the Arizona Cancer Center at the University of Arizona. Potential for collaboration also exists with the recently formed Translational Genomics Research Institute, web: http://www.tgen.org. The first two years of the position will involve no teaching requirements to allow the new faculty member to establish a strong graduate research program. Following this initial period, the individual will be expected to participate fully in the biochemistry curriculum at undergraduate and graduate levels. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in biochemistry or a related discipline, postdoctoral experience in cancer related research, the ability to provide excellent instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level, and willingness to work with a culturally diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. A CV, three letters of recommendation, a brief statement of teaching philosophy and commitment to Native American Student education, and proposed research directions should be sent to: Chair, Molecular Carcinogenesis Search Committee, PO Box 5659, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5659. The search will remain open until the position is filled; however, application review will begin on 10/13/03. This position is subject to availability of funding.

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The Department of Chemistry at Lehigh University is beginning a growth phase in which a significant number of new faculty will be hired. We are looking for individuals who will develop outstanding research and educational programs related to a major university initiative to develop interdisciplinary programs in Bioscience/Biotechnology, Environmental Science/Engineering, and Materials and Structures. The chemistry department, which has long been a leader in surface and interfacial science, plans to be a major participant and leader in the programs being developed. Applications from individuals with active research programs in all areas but especially in high-performance materials, polymers, interfaces, biomembranes, and separations or analysis relevant to biological systems. We initially will fill two positions, one at the assistant professor level and the other at the associate or full professor level. Nominations and applications should be addressed to: Chemistry Search Committee, Lehigh University, Department of Chemistry, 6 East Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3172.

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Several faculty openings in the Department of Chemistry at Temple University. The tenured/tenure-track faculty positions are available in the areas of Biochemistry/Chemical Biology, Physical Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry. These positions are open with respect to rank. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level are expected to demonstrate strong potential for establishing a vigorous research program funded by peer-reviewed research grants and for developing excellence in teaching. Applicants at the Associate and Full Professor levels are expected to have established research programs of high quality, supported by substantial externally funded peer-reviewed research grants and demonstrated significant teaching accomplishments. Salaries are highly competitive and substantial resources have been provided for start-up funding. Modern laboratory space is available. The Department of Chemistry has undertaken a new initiative of growth in research and education. The Department is also associated with the Center for Advanced Photonics Research. More information about the Chemistry Department is available at http://www.chem.temple.edu. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and current grant support, a statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange to have four letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Allen Nicholson, Professor and Chair Department of Chemistry (016-00), Temple University, Beury Hall, 13th and Norris Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Alternatively, applicants can send material via email to: allen.nicholson@temple.edu.

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Radford University. Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Ph.D. in the area of biochemistry required. Teach senior-level biochemistry courses and labs, undergraduate organic chemistry, and general chemistry as needed. Prior teaching experience is preferred. Strong instrumentation and computer skills are an advantage. Establishment of an active research program involving undergraduates is expected. Send a letter of application, current vita, copies of transcripts, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to Dr. Christine Hermann, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Box 6949, Radford University, Radford, VA 24142. Consideration of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of New Brunswick invites applications for two postdoctoral positions to work in the research group of Professor Ghislain Deslongchamps. The project will focus on new semi-synthesis approaches to Taxol. A Ph.D. in chemistry with synthetic and spectroscopy skills is required. Individuals must be capable of working independently. Modeling experience would be a plus. Salaries plus benefits would be at a competitive level. The period of employment could range anywhere from 1 to 3 years depending on performance. Individuals should contact Professor Deslongchams directly and provide a CV and reference contacts. Professor Ghislain Deslongchamps, Department of Chemistry, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B. CANADA E3B 6E2. Phone: (506) 453-4795; FAX: (506) 453-4981; E-mail: ghislain@unb.ca; Web: http://biocomp.chem.unb.ca.

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Postdoctoral fellowship program in Clinical Chemistry at Washington University School of Medicine. This is a unique program in that it not only provides individuals with clinical, technical and management training for a career in Laboratory Medicine, it also allows them to pursue their research interests in areas of fundamental importance. At present, the training program is supported by 10 active faculty members whose research interests include placental transport of nutrients and electrolytes, signal transduction, mucosal immunity, development and use of monoclonal antibodies for identifying and monitoring human disease and cellular function, metabolism of arachidonic acid and hydroperoxides, molecular biology of adhesion molecules, mechanisms of coagulation, development and use of advanced statistical techniques for evaluation of laboratory data. The particular project area is dependent on current funding and space in the faculty members' laboratory. In some cases individuals have been able to perform their research activities at other laboratories within Washington University outside of the Division of Laboratory Medicine. The program is highly competitive, with only 2-4 applicants admitted per year. Individuals completing the program are eligible for the certification examination by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. Contact information: Jack Ladenson, Ph.D., Oree M. Carroll and Lillian B. Ladenson Professor of Clinical Chemistry (314) 454-8436, Washington University School of Medicine at Washington University Medical Center, Campus Box 8118, 660 S. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110-1093.

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