Chemistry Newsletter - 10/08/2007

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXXI - No. 32 October 8th, 2007

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Department meetings are open to all students, staff, and faculty, and we encourage everyone to join us.

 

October 9th, 2007

November 20th, 2007

December 11th, 2007

February 12th, 2008

March 11th, 2008

April 15th, 2008

May 13th, 2008

 

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

 

October 16th, 2007

November 6th, 2007

November 20th, 2007

December 4th, 2007

December 18th, 2007

January 22nd, 2008

February 5th, 2008

February 19th, 2008

March 4th, 2008

March 25th, 2008

April 1st, 2008

April 22nd, 2008

May 6th, 2008

May 20th, 2008

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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. on Thursday during the first weeks of the semester. There will be one half-hour talk followed by an informal supper and then two more talks.

Schedule for Introductory Research Talks:

 

5:45

6:45

7:15

October 11th

Fleming Crim

Tom Record

Song Jin

October 18th

Silvia Cavagnero

Mark Ediger

Lian Yu

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Erin D. Sheets, Pennsylvania State University. “Life as a Lipid: Rafts, Dynamics & Interactions”

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Jeffrey Kelly, Scripps Research Institute. “Restoring Protein Homeostasis as a Strategy to Ameliorate Human Disease Utilizing the Innate Biology of the Organism”

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Bennett, Medical College of Wisconsin, National Biomedical EPR Center. “Mechanistic Insights into the Dizinc Leucine Aminopeptidase from Vibrio”

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Thursday, October 11th, 2007 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.Dr. Roman Zubarev of Uppsala University, Sweden.

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Thursday, October 11th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ram Neupane (Landis Group).

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Thursday, October 11th, 2007 - Material Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1106 Mechanical Engineering. Andrew Sheinis, UW Astronomy. “Small Solutions to the Big Telescope Problem”

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Friday, October 12th, 2007 - Treichel Minisymposium, 10:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. More Information Coming.

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Monday, October 15th, 2007 - Hirschfelder Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert J. Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “A Quarter Century of Excitons, Polarons and Solitons in Conjugated Systems”

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 - Hirschfelder Lecture, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert J. Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Coherence and Spectroscopy in Light Harvesting Complexes”

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Justin Gallivan, Emory University.

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Stack, Stanford University. “Bioinspired Oxidation Catalysts: Efficient Epoxidation and Hydroxylation Reactivity.”

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 - Hirschfelder Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert J. Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Theoretical Studies of FRET in Molecular Aggregates”

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Thursday, October 18th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Shaffer (McMahon Group).

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Friday, October 19th, 2007 - Department Colloquium - The Second Irving Shain Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Royce Murray, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. “Analytical Chemistry and Properties of Monolayer Protected Nanoparticles

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Kent Kirshenbaum, New York University.

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David J. Nesbitt, JILA. ““Wet” Chemical Physics: From Gas-Liquid Collisions to Single Molecule RNA Folding”

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Serena DeBeer, SSRL SLAC. “Spectroscopic Characterization of High-Valent Managense and Iron Complexes”

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Thursday, October 25th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nickeisha Stephenson (Stahl/Gellman Group).

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Mo Movassaghi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Cascade Reactions in Complex Alkaloid Synthesis”

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Vladislav Sadtchenko, George Washington University. “Fast Thermal Desorption Spectroscopy and Microcalorimetry--New Tools to Uncover Mysteries of Ice”

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chuan He, University of Chicago. “Bacterial Regulation of Metal Ions, Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance”

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Thursday, November 1st, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Roberto Risi (Burke Group).

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Friday, November 2nd, 2007 - Department Colloquium - The Third Irving Shain Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Banholzer, Chief Technology Officer of The Dow Chemical Company.

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Christopher M. Cheatum, University of Iowa. “Spectroscopic Probes of Enzyme Dynamics”

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Thursday, November 8th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jessica Strasser (Burke Group).

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Ross Weatherman, Purdue University.

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Associate Professor Andrew D. Miranker, Yale University. “Elucidating Molecular Mechanisms On and Off the Pathway to Amyloid Deposition”

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Thursday, November 15th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Margaret Wong (Kiessling Group).

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William F. Polik, Hope College.

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nitash P. Balsara, University of California, Berkeley.

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Thursday, November 29th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sayani Chattopadhyay (Raines Group).

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Helen Blackwell, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Thursday, December 6th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Giuliano (Gellman Group).

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Thursday, December 13th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amanda Musch (Berry Group).

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sean M. Decatur, Mt. Holyoke College.

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Thursday, January 24th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christine McInnis (Blackwell Group).

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Cynthia Burrows, University of Utah.

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon P.D. Abbatt, University of Toronto.

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Thursday, January 31st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Ischay (Yoon Group).

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Victor I. Klimov, Los Alamos National Laboratories.

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Thursday, February 7th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Corinne Lipscomb (Weibel Group).

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Monday, February 11th and Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Merck Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Timothy Swager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Associate Professor Douglas J. Tobias, University of California, Irvine.

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Thursday, February 14th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shane Mangold (Kiessling Group).

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Song-I Han, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Thursday, February 21st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joel Broussard (Stahl Group).

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Tom Rovis, University of Colorado.

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John D. Weeks, University of Maryland.

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Thursday, February 28th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lani MacArtney (Stahl Group).

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Stephen Craig, Duke University.

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Linda Johnston, Ottawa.

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Thursday, March 6th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mary Anzovino (Yoon Group).

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Thursday, March 13th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jay Steinkruger (Gellman Group).

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Associate Professor Deborah S. Gross, Carleton College.

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Thursday, March 27th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Moody (Mahanthappa Group).

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University.

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Emily Blamer (Gellman/Stahl Group).

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Tuesday, April 15th and Wednesday April 16 th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi, UC-Berkeley.

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Barbara A. Lyons, New Mexico State University.

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Thursday, April 17th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brooke Richardson (Gellman Group).

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Kim Hamad-Schifferli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Reto Frei (Blackwell Group.)

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Yingkai Zhang, New York University.

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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alexander Khrizman (Mecozzi Group).

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David A. Weitz, Harvard University.

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Thursday, May 8th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Aimon Tongpenyai (Kiessling Group).

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McElvain Travel Grants

It is time once again to apply for the McElvain Travel Grants. The application, is due October 26th. These grants are to be used for travel to a national (or international) meeting where you plan on presenting a poster or talk. There are two requirements you must meet in order to be considered for this grant.

1. You must hold dissertator status by the time of intended travel.

2. You have not received a McElvain Travel Grant in the past.

If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me and I will try to help you. As an aside, the GSFLC has posted some topics of interest to the chemistry forum (forums.chem.wisc.edu). Please take some time to read them over and respond if you have any input. If you haven't signed up yet for the forum go to http://www.chem.wisc.edu/~gsflc/forum.htm and sign up!

Thanks! - The GSFLC.

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Recent Publications

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Controlling vibrational excitation with shaped mid-IR pulses.

Strasfeld, DB; Shim, SH; Zanni, MT*.

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 99 (3): doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.038102 JUL 20 2007.

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Assembly of multilayered films using well-defined, end-labeled poly(acrylic acid): Influence of molecular weight on exponential growth in a synthetic weak polyelectrolyte system.

Sun, B; Jewell, CM; Fredin, NJ; Lynn, DM*.

LANGMUIR 23 (16): 8452-8459 JUL 31 2007.

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Organic photochemical Rearrangements of triplets and zwitterions; Mechanistic and exploratory organic photochemistry.

Zimmerman, HE*; Suryanarayan, V.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (24): 4091-4102 AUG 2007.

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Sequence dependent behavior of amphiphilic beta-peptides on gold surfaces.

Pomerantz, WC; Cadwell, KD; Hsu, YJ; Gellman, SH*; Abbott, NL.

CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS 19 (18): 4436-4441 SEP 4 2007.

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Cytotoxic ribonucleases: The dichotomy of coulombic forces.

Johnson, RJ; Chao, TY; Lavis, LD; Raines, RT*.

BIOCHEMISTRY 46 (36): 10308-10316 SEP 11 2007.

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Tuning the pK(a) of fluorescein to optimize binding assays.

Lavis, LD; Rutkoski, TJ; Raines, RT*.

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 79 (17): 6775-6782 SEP 1 2007.

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Copyright © 2007 Thomson ISI

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The web address for our new homepage of the joint academic - industrial research institution, CaRLa (the Catalysis Research Laboratory), which was founded in May 2006 on the Heidelberg campus by BASF, by the University of Heidelberg and by the State Government. CaRLa has started its operation in the fall of 2006. In CaRLa 12 postdocs, supervised by Heidelberg faculty members and by BASF researchers cooperate on basic research in homogeneous catalysis. We would be grateful if you would take a look at CaRLa's hompepage and forward the web address to your colleagues and coworkers. Applications for postdoc positions (for details see CaRLa's web site) are welcome any time. http://www.carla-hd.de. Prof. Dr. Peter Hofmann, Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 270, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany, Tel ++49-6221-54-8502, Fax ++49-6221-54-4885, E-mail: ph@oci.uni-heidelberg.de. Homepage: http://www.akph.uni-hd.de.

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The Keck-UWCCC Small Molecule Screening Facility is looking for a Chemist to assist us in our lead optimization and Medicinal Chemistry efforts. Please forward this position posting to anyone you think may be interested: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_057378.html. It is also linked on our website: http://www.hts.wisc.edu. Contact: Noël R. Peters, M.S., Screening Facility Director, Keck-UWCCC Small Molecule Screening Facility, 600 Highland Avenue, K6/569 and K4/423, Madison, WI 53792, phone: (608) 265-8687, (608) 263-6107 (voice mail).

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Biochemist. The Department of Chemistry at Sam Houston State University, a member of The Texas State University System, invites applications for a tenure track assistant or associate professor position. We are seeking a Ph.D. biochemist. Interest in forensic chemistry would be a plus. Duties include research and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in biochemistry. In addition to an ACS-certified B.S. and an M.S. program in chemistry, the Department has a growing Forensic Chemistry undergraduate major and is a key component of the Master of Science in Forensic Science program. Send an application letter, resume, transcripts, research plans and three letters of recommendation by November 1, 2007 to Dr. Richard E. Norman, Department of Chemistry, Sam Houston State University, Box 2117, Huntsville, TX 77341.

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The Department of Chemistry at Drexel University invites applications for a faculty position at the associate professor level in bioanalytical chemistry, biophysical chemistry, or biochemistry. In addition to maintaining a vigorous research program and successfully procuring external funding, the new faculty member will be expected to direct graduate students and to teach courses in analytical or physical chemistry and biochemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The start date for this position will be September 2008. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree. A C.V., publication list, descriptions of research and teaching interests, and at least three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Dr. Lynn Penn, Head, Department of Chemistry, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2875. The review process will start October 1, 2007, and continue until the position is filled. For information please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner, Email: rschweitzer-stenner@drexel.edu; Phone: 215-895-2268. Information about the department can be retrieved from http://www.drexel.edu/coas/chemistry.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a tenure-track position at any rank in the area of Chemistry Education. The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D., be committed to high quality undergraduate and graduate education, and to establishing a vigorous, nationally-recognized scholarly program. Send curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, research plans, evidence of teaching proficiency and philosophy, and three letters of recommendation (senior candidates should instead identify three references) to: C. F. Bauer, Chair, Dept. of Chemistry, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824. (603) 862-1550 (FAX 4278), e-mail: cfb@cisunix.unh.edu. Review of applications will commence on October 20, 2007.

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The Department of Chemistry at The University of Texas at San Antonio invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in Chemical Education at the Associate/Full Professor level starting Fall 2008 pending budget approval. Successful applicants for this position will be recognized for excellence in teaching, research in chemical education, and effective collaboration with the educational community. Responsibilities include: (1) scholarly activities; (2) development of a chemical education concentration in the M.S. program; (3) teaching and pedagogical coordination in the general chemistry program; (4) outreach activities in the educational community. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in chemistry or chemical education and academic achievement in chemical education. The Chemistry Department offers the Ph.D., M.S., B.S., B.A. degrees. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit an original signed letter of application stating rank applied for, current dated vitae, description of experience in chemical education, and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, Texas 78249-0698. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States.

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South Dakota State. Biophysical or Bioinorganic Faculty Position. Tenure track, 9-month at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. August 15, 2008. Review of applications begins October 15, 2007 and continues until the position is filled. This position is for a biophysical or bioinorganic chemist whose research interests can complement the department’s developing program foci in cellular/structural biochemistry or environmental/green chemistry. Responsibilities include teaching of undergraduate and graduate chemistry courses within area of expertise, establishment of a strong, externally-funded research program, participation in departmental, college, and university governance. Earned Ph.D. in biochemistry, chemistry or in a closely related discipline, effective oral and written communication skills, good interpersonal relationship skills, knowledge and training in any specialty area of bio-physical, bioinorganic chemistry, or closely related area that complements departmental biochemistry research strengths and foci, and demonstrated potential for establishing an independent, externally-funded research program; capable of achieving teaching excellence. Post-doctoral or equivalent experience; prior experience with federal research grants; demonstrated productivity in specialty area. Further information is available at our Web site: http://www.chembiochem.sdstate.edu. Applications must be submitted electronically at: http://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. A CV, graduate transcripts, and a single document (submitted as an “Other Document”) containing statements of the applicant’s proposed research (5 pages) and teaching philosophy (3 pages) are required, a cover letter may be included as an optional document. Three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to: ChemSearch@sdstate.edu. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process. Review of applications begins October 8, 2007 and continues until filled.

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South Dakota State. Chemical Education Faculty Position. Tenure track, 9-month at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Position can be filled beginning on or after January 2, 2008. Review of applications begins October 15, 2007 and continues until the position is filled. This position is for a faculty member in chemical education whose research interests can complement the department’s developing program in chemical education. Responsibilities include teaching of undergraduate and graduate chemistry courses within area of expertise, establishment of an independent, externally-funded research program, participation in departmental, college, and university governance. Earned Ph.D. in chemical education, chemistry or in a closely related discipline, effective oral and written communication skills, good interpersonal relationship skills, knowledge and training in any specialty area of chemical education that complements departmental research strengths and foci, and demonstrated potential for establishing an independent, externally-funded research program and achieving teaching excellence required. Post-doctoral or equivalent experience; prior experience with federal research grants; demonstrated productivity in specialty area. Further information is available at our Web site: http://www.chembiochem.sdstate.edu. Applications must be submitted electronically at: http://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. A CV, graduate transcripts, and a single document (submitted as an “Other Document”) containing statements of the applicant’s proposed research (5 pages) and teaching philosophy (3 pages) are required, a cover letter may be included as an optional document. Three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to: ChemSearch@sdstate.edu. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process. Review of applications begins October 8, 2007 and continues until filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at Loyola University Chicago seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor, effective August 2008. Applicants from all areas of Inorganic Chemistry will be considered, however, preference will be given to candidates with interests in biomaterials and/or bioinspired environmental nanotechnology. Candidates are expected to establish an internationally recognized, externally funded research program and pursue excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field and should send current cuniculum vitae, and detailed descriptions of research and teaching. interests to: Inorganic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Loyola University Chicago, 6525 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60626. Applicants should also arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. Candidates must register their application and submit an electronic CV at: http://www.careers.luc.edu. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Albion College. Bioanalytical Chemistry position. A full-time, tenure-track appointment starting August, 2008. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry is required and post-doctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate should have a strong background in analytical methods with an emphasis on analysis of biochemical systems. Teaching responsibilities include introductory analytical chemistry, courses within our biochemistry and general chemistry programs, and the opportunity to develop courses in one's specialty. In addition, Albion offers opportunities for faculty members to be involved in the First Year Seminar program or curricular involvement in the Honor's Institute and the Environmental Institute. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to our undergraduate research program, including membership on thesis committees and the active direction of undergraduates in collaborative research projects. Support for developing an active research agenda is provided through start-up funds, departmental support, regular access to the college's Faculty Development funds, participation in Albion's Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity (FURSCA), and through pursuit of external grants. To apply, send a curriculum vitae, photocopies of both graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests and how they would be integrated into an undergraduate setting, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Craig R. Bieler, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Albion College, Albion, MI 49224, Phone: 517-629-0276, FAX: 517-629-0264, Email: cbieler@albion.edu, web: http://www.albion.edu/chemistry. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2007, and will continue until the position is filled. For complete information see http://www.albion.edu/chemistry.

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California State University, Chico. Tenure-track faculty position in analytical/physical chemistry department of chemistry and biochemistry. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University, Chico, is seeking to fill a full-time, academic year, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2008. As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a crosscultural learning environment. Ph.D. in Analytical or Physical Chemistry by no later than the Fall 2008 appointment date. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching university-level analytical chemistry. Post-doctoral experience. Experience with a wide range of instrumentation. Teach quantitative analysis and instrumental analysis lecture and integrated (analytical, inorganic and physical) laboratory classes as well as general chemistry. Conduct undergraduate research and seek external funding for such projects. Faculty are expected to provide academic advising and mentoring, to maintain a productive research and grant program, and to participate in service to the program, university, and community. Salary: $48,715 - $61,409 per academic year, based on qualifications and experience. Review will begin November 7, 2007. Applications completed after that date may be considered. Applicants must submit a resume, statement of teaching philosophy, proposal for involvement in undergraduate research, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation to: Dr. Randy Miller, Chair, Analytical/Physical Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University, Chico, Chico, CA 95929-0210, hone: 530-898-5259, TDD 530-898-4666, Email: RMMiller@csuchico.edu. For more information about the university, college, and department, you may visit our website at: http://www.csuchico.edu/.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Missouri-St. Louis invites applications for two positions in inorganic chemistry effective August 2008. One position will be a tenure-track Assistant Professor and the other will be either a tenure-track Assistant or an Associate Professor with tenure. The candidates for both positions are expected to hold a Ph.D. in chemistry and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Candidates applying at the Associate professor level should have relevant experience. All areas of inorganic chemistry will be considered, but those specializing in a materials area or catalysis and complementing the interests of the existing faculty will be given preference. The candidates will be expected to build a funded, internationally recognized research program. A commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level will also be required. Send a detailed curriculum vita, a description of research plans, a statement of teaching interests, an estimate of startup costs, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Inorganic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63121, e-mail: chemsearch@umsl.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2007, and the positions will remain open until filled.

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Grand Valley State University. Assistant Professor in Chemistry (Biochemistry), tenure track. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and research. Responsibilities include teaching at all levels in the area of Biochemistry and directing undergraduate research. Faculty are also expected to contribute service to the Department, College, University, and community. The Chemistry Department values candidates who demonstrate an ability to work in a collaborative environment with a diverse population of colleagues and students, and also have experience with a variety of teaching methods. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. GVSU salaries are competitive with excellent benefits. Applications must be submitted on-line at: http://www.gvsujobs.org. After completing an application form, the on-line system will require each applicant to attach electronically the following Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) documents: An application cover letter; A Curriculum Vita; A statement of teaching philosophy; A brief summary of proposed undergraduate research projects with instrumentation requirements. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately to: Biochemistry Search Committee, Chemistry Department, 327 Padnos Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401. Application review will begin October 15, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Grand Valley State University. Assistant Professor in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry), tenure track. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and research. Responsibilities include teaching at all levels in the area of Organic Chemistry and directing undergraduate research. Faculty are also expected to contribute service to the Department, College, University, and community. The Chemistry Department values candidates who demonstrate an ability to work in a collaborative environment with a diverse population of colleagues and students, and also have experience with a variety of teaching methods. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. GVSU salaries are competitive with excellent benefits. Applications must be submitted on-line at: http://www.gvsujobs.org. After completing an application form, the on-line system will require each applicant to attach electronically the following Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) documents: An application cover letter; A Curriculum Vita; A statement of teaching philosophy; A brief summary of proposed undergraduate research projects with instrumentation requirements. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately to: Organic Search Committee, Chemistry Department, 327 Padnos Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Ml 49401. Deadline Date For Filing Applications: Application review will begin October 15, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at Hendrix College is seeking to fill a tenure-track position to commence in August 2008. A Ph.D. is required, and postdoctoral research experience is strongly preferred. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching and to the establishment of a sustainable research-program with undergraduates. The successful candidate will teach either inorganic or analytical chemistry while participating in general chemistry and non-majors chemistry courses. While the appointment will likely be at the level of assistant professor, applications for other ranks will be considered. Hendrix has a strong commitment to experiential learning, including research, as evidenced by the new Odyssey Program (http://www.hen.drix.edu/odyssey). The College demonstrates its commitment to research by assigning a portion of the standard teaching load for chemistry faculty to research with undergraduates. The successful candidate will receive 50% time reassignment for research during the first year in this position, and 25% thereafter. Interested candidates should send an application letter, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, detailed research plans, and should arrange for three letters of reference (including the phone numbers and email addresses of the references) to be sent to: Dr. Tom Goodwin Department of Chemistry, Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Avenue, Conway, AR 72032. Questions may be directed to Dr. Goodwin at goodwin@hendrix.edu. Review of the applications will begin on October 19, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biochemistry (beginning August 2008) and anticipates hiring at the rank of Assistant Professor. Primary teaching responsibilities will involve teaching biochemistry lecture and lab to groups of deeply engaged, upper-level, biology and chemistry majors. Additional teaching responsibilities will include introductory and/or general chemistry and contributing to university-wide academic programs. Consistent with these responsibilities, the successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or a closely related field (by summer of 2008), significant education/experience in both the chemical and life sciences, and a commitment to scholarly research and the liberal arts. Research or teaching experience beyond the earned doctoral degree is preferred. Illinois Wesleyan is a selective liberal arts college located in central Illinois. The university cultivates productive scholarship through start-up funding, a vigorous faculty development program, and assistance with external grant writing. A complete application (a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, a description of teaching philosophy, a description of research plans including funding ideas and a list of equipment needs) and three letters of reference should be sent to: Biochemistry Search, Department of Chemistry, Illinois Wesleyan University P.O. Box 2900, Bloomington, IL 61702-2900. More information about the department and facilities is available at: http://www2.iwu.edu/chemistry/. Inquiries may be sent to: chem@titan.iwu.edu. Review of complete applications will begin October 22nd and continue until the position is filled. For further information see our jobs web page at http://www.iwu.edu/–iwujobs.

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California State University, Long Beach. Biochemist Position. Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Tenure Track Faculty Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, REC # 435. Effective Date: August 25, 2008. Ph.D. in biochemistry or closely related area, a record of published research, potential for developing and sustaining an independent externally-funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students leading to peer-reviewed publications, potential for effective teaching in biochemistry, and the ability to communicate effectively with a culturally and ethnically diverse campus community. At least two years of post-doctoral research experience, prior successful teaching at the post-secondary level. Teach undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in biochemistry and graduate level courses in biochemistry, supervise undergraduate and graduate student research, develop and sustain an independent and externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students leading to publication (research start-up funds are available), participate in activities serving the department, university, and community. In addition to these activities, a faculty member is expected to maintain excellence in teaching and to continually improve his/her instructional effectiveness. This involves, at a minimum, broadening and deepening knowledge of the academic field, remaining abreast of new developments in the field, and effectively instructing students in the discipline. Involvement in research, publication, and other professional activity is required and service to the community deriving from professional knowledge and experience is also expected as well as University service. Letter of application, statement of research plans, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae (including an e-mail address), official transcripts from graduate and undergraduate institutions, and three letters of recommendation. Review of complete applications will begin on 15 October 2007 and will continue until the position is filled (or recruitment cancelled). Applications, required documentation, and requests for information should be addressed to: Dr. Douglas McAbee, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840-3903, email: dmcabee@csulb.edu.

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California State University, Long Beach. Inorganic Chemist Position, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Tenure Track Faculty Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, REC #434. Effective Date: August 25, 2008. Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry or closely related area, a record of published research, potential for developing and sustaining an independent externally-funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students leading to peer-reviewed publications, potential for effective teaching in inorganic chemistry, and the ability to communicate effectively with a culturally and ethnically diverse campus community. At least two years of post-doctoral research experience, prior successful teaching at the post-secondary level. Teach undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in inorganic and general chemistry and graduate level courses in inorganic chemistry, supervise undergraduate and graduate student research, develop and sustain an independent and externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students leading to publication (research start-up funds are available), participate in activities serving the department, university, and community. In addition to these activities, a faculty member is expected to maintain excellence in teaching and to continually improve his/her instructional effectiveness. This involves, at a minimum, broadening and deepening knowledge of the academic field, remaining abreast of new developments in the field, and effectively instructing students in the discipline. Involvement in research, publication, and other professional activity is required and service to the community deriving from professional knowledge and experience is also expected as well as University service. Letter of application, statement of research plans, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae (including an e-mail address), official transcripts from graduate and undergraduate institutions, and three letters of recommendation. Review of complete applications will begin on 15 October 2007 and will continue until the position is filled (or recruitment cancelled). Applications, required documentation, and requests for information should be addressed to: Dr. Lijuan Li, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840-3903, email: Ili@csulb.edu.

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