Chemistry Newsletter - 10/11/2004

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVIII - No. 32 October 11th, 2004

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Professor Bob Hamers Elected Fellow of the AAAS

Please join us in congratulating Bob Hamers, who was just elected Fellow of the AAAS. This is a signal honor, which in Bob's case is for his "pioneering applications of tunneling microscopy and surface modification techniques to the study of surfaces of organic and biological materials for electronics, sensing, and actuation." This election reinforces the respect and admiration we already have for Bob. Congratulations Bob!

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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

10/19/04

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 14

Nita Sahai

Fleming Crim

Ned Sibert


SEMINARS

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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. “Asymmetric Synthesis of α-Hydroxy and α-Amino Nitriles”

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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. “Custom-Designed Macromolecules Inspired by Nature”

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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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Monday, October 25th, 2004 - Engineering Physics Colloquium, 2:30 p.m., Room 106 Engineering Research Building. Dr. Roger Stoller, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. “Atomistic Modeling in Radiation Damage Simulation”

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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, 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, November 4th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Porco. “Biomimetic Synthesis of Complex Molecules”

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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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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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ACS Wisconsin Local Section Special Speaker and Buffet/Mixer

 

On Wednesday, October 13, 5:30 p.m., Seminar Hall 1315, Chemistry Building, the Wisconsin Local Section of the ACS is sponsoring a special speaker event and buffet/mixer here at the chemistry building. Our speaker is Chuck Casey who will give a talk titled "Challenges for Chemists" and share some of his insights and experiences from his year as ACS President.

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Recent Publications

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West R.

Japan bats a triple.

Science. 305(5691):1724-1725, 2004 Sep 17.

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Lai JR. Fisk JD. Weisblum B. Gellman SH.

Hydrophobic core repacking in a coiled-coil dimer via phage display: Insights into plasticity and specificity at a protein-protein interface.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 126(34):10514-10515, 2004 Sep 1.

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Soltero-Higgin M. Carlson EE. Phillips JH. Kiessling LL.

Identification of inhibitors for UDP-galactopyranose mutase.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 126(34):10532-10533, 2004 Sep 1.

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Reddy G. Yethiraj A.

The behavior of fluids near solutes: A density functional theory and computer simulation study.

Source Journal of Chemical Physics. 121(9):4203-4209, 2004 Sep 1.

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Orner BP. Derda R. Lewis RL. Thomson JA. Kiessling LL.

Arrays for the combinatorial exploration of cell adhesion.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 126(35):10808-10809, 2004 Sep 8.

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Krzystek J. Fiedler AT. Sokol JJ. Ozarowski A. Zvyagin SA. Brunold TC. Long JR. Brunel LC. Telser J.

Pseudooctahedral complexes of vanadium(III): Electronic structure investigation by magnetic and electronic spectroscopy.

Source Inorganic Chemistry. 43(18):5645-5658, 2004 Sep 6.

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Copyright © 2004 Thomson ISI


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The recent merger of the University of Colorado at Denver and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center has created an unprecedented opportunity for creative development in chemical sciences in the near future. The University of Colorado at Denver Chemistry Department invites applications for a computational chemistry position (rank open) to begin in August, 2005 (contingent on funding). The successful candidate must have completed their Ph.D. by the time of employment with postdoctoral experience being preferred. The candidate must establish a vigorous research program in computational chemistry, ideally one that bridges the traditional programs of the current Chemistry Department with those of the Health Sciences Center. A demonstrated commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels is of prime importance for success. Review of applications will begin mid October. Applicants must send: a current C.V.; a statement of research objectives; a statement of teaching goals and the names of three references to: Professor Robert Damrauer, Chemistry Department, University of Colorado at Denver, CB 194, PO Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364. See http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~rdamraue/ for more information about the Department and University.

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Field Support Representative. Varian, Inc. designs and manufactures quality analytical instruments in response to the growing needs of biochemical, pharmaceutical, environmental, petrochemical and chemical markets. Our Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Systems Business continues to be one of the leading suppliers of NMR spectrometers. We are looking for candidates to provide high-level customer support that includes user training, remedial service, and installation of highly complex NMR spectrometer and imaging systems. You will provide solutions to customer problems utilizing your technical expertise and operational NMR experience. Good customer interaction skills are essential for working with our diverse customer base. The position requires a bachelor or graduate level degree in chemistry or other physical sciences with some experience in NMR spectroscopy or MRI. Extensive directly related experience will be considered as an equivalent. We require a working knowledge of SOLARIS and/or LINUX operating systems with an aptitude for NMR system architecture, especially RF and digital electronics. We seek self-motivated candidates that can work remotely and independently. The successful candidate will provide service from a home office in a geographically assigned area. Varian provides the use of a company car to visit customer sites and you can anticipate approximately 35% over night travel. Varian NMR Systems offers a competitive salary and a generous incentive program. Our comprehensive benefits program is designed to respond to your individual needs. For immediate consideration, please send your resume and cover letter to: Varian NMR Systems, 6440 Dobbin Road, Suite D, Mail Stop FS5, Columbia, MD 21045 or respond via e-mail to: resume@nmr.varian.com.

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The Department of Biochemistry of the University of Iowa seeks highly qualified applicants for one or more tenure track faculty positions at any rank. The department has broad interests (http://www.biochem.uiowa.edu) and current faculty have strong collaborative interactions with colleagues throughout the Carver College of Medicine and the University. They participate in multiple interdisciplinary training programs including the Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Molecular Parasitology and the Medical Scientist Training Program. All applicants must have a relevant graduate degree (Ph.D., M.D., or the equivalent) and productive postdoctoral experience. They will be judged on their potential to initiate and maintain a vigorous, independent research program and to teach and train students and postdoctoral fellows. Applications should include a complete CV, a 3-page summary of research accomplishments and future plans, and a brief statement of teaching interests. These should be sent as a single pdf file to biochemsearch@uiowa.edu, with the applicant’s last name in the filename; reprints in pdf format may be sent with the application. Applicants for the rank of Assistant Professor should ask three scientists familiar with their qualifications to submit letters of reference, preferably to biochemsearch@uiowa.edu. Applicants at this rank also will be considered for nomination to the Univ. of Iowa Presidential Biological Scholar Program (http://www.uiowa.edu/~pbschol). Senior candidates should provide names of 3 references. Consideration of completed applications will begin on October 15, 2004. Questions may be directed to: Prof. Madeline A. Shea, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Dept. of Biochemistry, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 52242-1109, phone 319-335-7933, fax 319-335-9570.

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Synthetic Organic Chemist (Research Scientist). The Dalton group's research focuses on the interdisciplinary field of materials chemistry focusing on organic electronic, electro-optic, and nonlinear optic materials with emphasis on nanoscale materials and architectural construction techniques. The Dalton group participates in numerous high-profile, NSF and DoD funded initiatives, including the Science and Technology Center on Materials and Devices for Information Technology Research and the MURI Polymeric Smart Skins projects. Dalton's grants accrue to several million dollars annually with participation across numerous US research universities. The Dalton group Research Scientist will play a pivotal role in ongoing research by providing day-to-day leadership and assisting Professor Dalton in mentoring a diverse group of talented graduate students and postdoctoral scientists. Specifically, the Research Scientist will: Participate in design and development of research projects to facilitate student progress towards publications and thesis completion. Advise students regarding ongoing experiments in the area of organic synthesis of conjugated molecules to optimize electro-optic properties. Expertise in materials characterization and E-O device fabrication would be ideal. Facilitate weekly Dalton group meetings to support a collaborative team research environment. Assess, with input from students, the need for organizational protocols (e.g. space allocation, undergraduate advising, safety, chemical hygiene) and develop systems where necessary. Maintain a collaborative environment that encourages students to take leadership roles where appropriate. Participate in meetings to keep P.I. and collaborating scientists from outside departments and institutions updated on progress and changes within research environment. The successful candidate will have opportunities to actively participate in research and develop independent projects that support Dalton Group research efforts. Exceptional candidates may have the option to work towards a Research Faculty position. Requirements: Ph.D. in organic synthesis, with knowledge in synthesis of conjugated molecules for photonic applications preferred. At least 2 years of industry or post-doctoral experience in a synthetic lab required; Proven leadership and mentoring abilities; Outstanding organizational and communication skills, both oral and written; Experience writing papers for technical (chemistry, materials, engineering) journals; Familiarity with the U.S. academic and funding landscape. To apply, logon to the UW Employment web site: http://www.washington.edu/jobs and search by Req #2757. Contact: Darcy Van Patten, Assistant to Larry Dalton, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Washington, Box 351700, Seattle, WA 98195-1700, Phone 206.616.5745, Fax 206.616.8602, Email: vanpatten@chem.washington.edu, Location Bagley Hall - Room 201.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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We are currently searching for three new faculty in the Department of Chemistry at Ohio State University. We aim to hire junior faculty in the areas of inorganic, analytical, and either experimental or theoretical physical chemistry. Candidates whose work is interdisciplinary, interfacing with areas such as biological, environmental, or materials chemistry, are encouraged to apply. Apply to: The Ohio State University, Newman and Wolfrom Laboratory, 100 West 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1185, web: http://www.chemistry.ohio-state.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Bioanalytical/Biophysical Chemistry, beginning Fall 2005. The position requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry, a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and high potential to attract external support. The Department of Chemistry offers B.S., M.S. and interdisciplinary Ph.D. degrees. Interested applicants should send a cover letter identifying the position applied for, a vitae, a short description of research plans, and transcripts, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: University of Missouri-Kansas City, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64110-2499, phone: 816-235-2273, Fax: 816-235-5502, e-mail: umkc-chemdept@umkc.edu in care of Chairman of Faculty Search Committee. Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

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Colorado State University. The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology is seeking a motivated medicinal chemist to fill a research track position at the Assistant Professor level as part of a campus-wide Infectious Disease Initiative. The position involves a 95% commitment to research with 5% combined teaching and service. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will initially collaborate with established drug discovery programs within the Mycobacterial Research Laboratories leading to an independent research program relating to infectious disease. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry or a related field of chemistry, knowledge of the biochemistry of potential drug targets, and a minimum of two years postdoctoral training or industrial experience. Qualified individuals should send applications including a cover letter, current CV, the names of three references and a short description of research interests to: Dean C. Crick, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology, Imunology and Pathology, 182 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1682, Fax: (970) 491-1815, e-mail: Dean.Crick@colostate.edu. Evaluation of applications will begin November 5, 2004 and will continue until the position is filled.

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The University of Washington (Seattle), Department of Chemistry. Applications are invited for two or more tenure track appointments in the Department of Chemistry. Outstanding candidates in all areas of chemistry and interdisciplinary areas involving chemistry will be considered by appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, but we seek especially individuals with interests in organic chemistry (particularly synthesis and computation) and physical chemistry (experimental and theoretical). In exceptional circumstances, appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level may be considered for candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to mentoring underrepresented students in the sciences. Successful candidates will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and to develop vigorous, externally funded research programs. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by date of appointment. Please submit a curriculum vitae, statement of future research interests and (at the Assistant Professor rank) three letters of reference to: Paul B. Hopkins, Chair, Department of Chemistry (Search), Box 351700, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1700. Priority will be given to applications received by October 8, 2004. Email inquiries should be directed to search@chem.washington.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of New Mexico, web: http://chemistry.unm.edu invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in experimental Physical Chemistry. This position is subject to approval of funding and expected to begin in August 2005. Minimal requirements include a PhD by appointment date with strong training in one or more areas of Physical Chemistry. Postdoctoral experience, the potential for excellence in teaching and for developing an outstanding, externally funded, and nationally competitive program related to new and existing nano-science initiatives at the University and national levels are preferred. Any candidate with a research interest related to experimental Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics of nano-materials or Biophysical Chemistry/Biophysics on the nanometer scale is strongly encouraged to apply. Ample opportunities exist for collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory. A complete application includes: a signed letter of intent, a current curriculum vitae, a short statement on research interests and research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. A completed application packet should be sent to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131. Review of completed applications. will begin October 15, 2004 and continue until the position is filled.

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Grand Valley State University Chemistry Department invites applications for up to three tenure track faculty positions (subject to availability of funding) in Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry to begin August 2005. The positions require 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 expertise and directing undergraduate research. The Biochemistry position would be a joint appointment with the GVSU Cell and Molecular Biology Program. Application review will begin November 1, 2004 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made on-line at http://www.gvsujobs.org. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately to: Todd A Carlson, Chair, Chemistry Department, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401.

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Department of Chemistry Faculty Positions in Organic Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry of the University of British Columbia is seeking to fill tenure-track openings at the assistant professor level starting 1 July 2005. The department is specifically seeking to add expertise in the following disciplines: Synthetic Organic Chemistry; Physical Organic Chemistry; Materials Science and Molecular Recognition; however qualified applicants in any area of Organic Chemistry are encouraged to apply. This position requires a Ph.D. degree, preferably with postdoctoral experience, and an established research track record. The successful candidate will be expected to teach chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and to develop a vigorous and creative research program. The salary will be commensurate with experience. In order to address under-representation of members of designated equity groups among senior faculty, we may consider making an appointment at a higher rank for a woman, visible minority, disabled, or aboriginal applicant with exceptional qualifications, subject to the availability of funds. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, list of publications, summary of research interests, a detailed research proposal and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Head, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, 2036 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1 or E-mailed to: head@chem.ubc.ca. Closing date for applications is October 15th, 2004 (quoting search #05OR1015).

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Assistant professor position in Analytical Chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, to start July 01, 2005. Candidates with research interests in all areas of modern analytical will be considered, although we are especially interested in candidates with research interests in bioanalytical chemistry. This position, together with a new assistant professor position in organic chemistry and a new open level position in biological and/or materials chemistry, represents the continuation of a significant growth period for our Department and campus. The concomitant level of capital investments represents a long-term commitment to build upon the strength of the Chemistry Department at UCR. Additional information about our department, the faculty searches, the new addition to our building, and the new Chemical Sciences Building, is available at http://www.chem.ucr.edu/. Applicants should send a complete curriculum vitae and research proposal, and should arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Professor Dallas Rabenstein, Analytical Chemistry Search Chair, Department of Chemistry-027, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521. Evaluation of applications will begin November 1, 2004, but the position will remain open (and applications accepted) until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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