Chemistry Newsletter - 10/16/2000

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXXV No. 34 October 16th, 2000

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ALUMS RECEIVE NOBELS IN PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY

Jack St. Clair Kilby, a 1950 master's degree graduate in electrical engineering, has been named a co-winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in physics for his role in inventing the integrated circuit. Alan Graham MacDiarmid, a 1952 masters and 1953 Ph.D graduate in chemistry, is co-winner of a Nobel in Chemistry for his discoveries of polymers that conduct electricity.

Full story on Kilby: http://www.news.wisc.edu/wisweek/view.msql?id=5391.

Full story on MacDiarmid: http://www.news.wisc.edu/wisweek/view.msql?id=5412.

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Inorganic Cume Schedule

All cumes will be given at 9 am to Noon in room 2373, the dates are all Saturdays. You will be notified of the topic 10 days before the exam, at that time you will also know which professor is writing/giving the exam. If you have any questions please contact Kristi Heming or Paul Treichel (Chair of Inorganic).

2000
November 11th December 9th
2001
February 17th March 24th April 28th

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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry - Fall 2000

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 seven 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.

Time: 5:45 - 7:45 Thursdays Place: Room 8335
Schedule for Introductory Research Talks
5:45 6:45 7:15
October 19 Fleming Crim Steve Nelsen Shannon Stahl

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings --- Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 8335 Chemistry

Nov. 7
Dec. 5 Jan. 16 Feb. 13
Mar. 6 Apr. 10 May 8

Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays

1:20 PM - Chairs Office

Oct. 31 Nov. 14
Nov. 28 Dec. 12 Jan. 9
Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 27
Mar. 20 Mar. 27 Apr. 3
Apr. 24 May 1 May 15

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jim Cowin, PNNL. "Sculpting the Oil-Water Interface to Probe Ion Solvation"

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Jumi Shin, Chevron Science Center. "Minimalist Helical Protein Dimers Bind Specific DNA Sequences"

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Vemuri Balakotaiah, University of Houston. "Modeling and Bifurcation Analysis of Catalytic Monoliths"

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Kent Meyer, Graduate Student. "2D Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Non-Linear Doubly Vibrationally Resonant Processes"

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Wednesday, October 18th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Seth Brown, Notre Dame.

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****CANCELLED****PLEASE NOTE****CANCELLED**** Thursday, October 19th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dr. Gregor Zlokarnik, (McElvain Lecturer), Aurora Biosciences.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Jessie Lindemann, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 3345 Engineering Hall. Bala Subramaniam, University of Kansas. "Catalysis in Supercritical Media: Potential and Challenges"

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Friday, October 20th, 2000 - Chemistry Seminar, 1:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Maureen Scharberg & Steve Branz, San Jose State University. "Blending General and Organic Chemistry: A Curricular Experiment"

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Monday, October 23rd, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mr. XiaoHua (Sam) Qiu, UW Madison, Chemistry Department. "Polymer Dynamics: From Conformational Transitions to Disentanglement"

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Monday, October 23rd, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Robert Whetten, Georgia Tech.

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Antony Beris, University of Delaware. "Direct Numerical Simulations of Turbulent Viscoelastic Flows: Challenges and Rewards"

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Wednesday October 25th thru Friday October 27th, 2000. Hirschfelder Prize Lecture Series. Roald Hoffmann, Cornell University. Wednesday, October 25 - 4:00 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry. "Electron-Rich Multicenter Bonding All Across the Periodic Table" - Thursday, October 26 - 4:00 p.m., Room 1361. "A Chemical and Theoretical Approach to Bonding on Surfaces" - Friday, October 27 - 2:25 p.m. - Room 1361 Chemistry. "Chemistry A Reading from "Oxygen," a New Play by Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann,"

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Wednesday, October 25th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jeff Dougan, Grad Student, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, October 26th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Rosina Georgiadis, Boston University. "Development of Quantitative Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy of Interfaces: Successes, Applications and New Directions"

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Thursday, October 26th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Laren Tolbert, Georgia Tech.

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Friday, October 27th, 2000 - Chemistry Seminar, 1:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jimmy Reeves, University of North Carolina at Wilmington. "A Democratic, Ubiquitous Internet. Teaching Chemistry Under the New Paradigm"

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Monday, October 30th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Juan dePablo, UW Madison, Chemical Engineering. "Stabilization of Biological Systems in Polymeric Networks"

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Andrew Marcus, Oregon State University. "Studies of Complex Fluid Dynamics by Fourier Imaging Correlation Spectroscopy and Fluorescence Microscopy"

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Tuesday, October 31th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Alan Russell, University of Pittsburgh. "Enzymatic Neutralization and Detection of Chemical Weapons"

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Tuesday, October 31th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Sarah Henton, UW-Madison. "Spectroscopy of Highly Vibrationally Excited Acetylene"

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Wednesday, November 1st 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Jason Halfen, UW-Eau Claire.

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Don Douglas, University of British Columbia. "Protein Structure in Solution and the Gas Phase Studied by Mass Spectrometry"

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Michael Gelman, Graduate Student.

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****CANCELLED****PLEASE NOTE****CANCELLED**** Monday, November 6th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Kelley Lake, Grad Student, UW-Madison.

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Monday, November 6th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Arun Yethiraj, UW Madison, Chemistry Department.

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Gary Slater, University of Ottawa. "An Exact Numerical Approach to Calculating Diffusion Coefficients in Chemistry and Biology"

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mike Schwartz, Graduate Student. "Interaction of Styrene with the Si(100) Surface: Structure, Selectivity, and Mechanistic Implications"

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Joao Soares, University of Waterloo. "Synthesis of Polyolefins with Designed Chain Architectures. A Challenging New Area in Polymer Reaction Engineering"

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Wednesday, November 8th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Jeff Zaleski, Indiana.

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Thursday, November 9th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Bryce Nelson, University of Wisconsin. "Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging Measurements on DNA and RNA Hybridization Adsorption onto DNA Microarrays"

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Thursday, November 9th, 2000 - Joint Inorganic/Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Phil Powers.

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Faisal Syud, Graduate Student. "Use of ß-Hairpin to Study ß-Sheet Interactions in Proteins"

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Wednesday, November 15th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Anne- Frances Miller, U of Kentucky.

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Thursday, November 16th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Brent Iverson, University of Texas.

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Thursday, November 16th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Ken Standing, (Meloche Lecturer), University of Manitoba.

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Cassandra Fraser, University of Virginia. "Polymeric Metal Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization, and Potential Applications"

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Emily Reichert, Graduate Student. "Velocity Map Imaging Study of the Cobalt Ion Plus Isobutane Reaction"

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Monday, November 27th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mr. Rakwoo Chang, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Joost Wintterlin, Fritz-Haber-Institut Der MPG. "An atomic View of Processes on Catalyst Surfaces"

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Charley Langley, Graduate Student. "Microwave Spectroscopy of Glow Discharges"

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Thursday, November 30th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor John Schrag or Isabella Echeverria, University of Wisconsin.

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Monday, December 4th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Friedrich Kremer, University of Leipzig. "Polymers in Confinement: From the Dynamics of Isolated Polymer Chains to that of Polymer Brushes"

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Tuesday, December 5st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Friedrich Kremer, Universität Leipzig. "Molecular Dynamics in Confining Geometries: From the Single Molecule to the Liquid State"

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Eric Jacobsen, Harvard, Academic McElvain Speaker.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Molly Shoichet, University of Toronto. "Polymers for Tissue Engineering"

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Chris Cheatum, Graduate Student. "Excited State Proton Transfer in 8-Hydroxyquinoline"

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Friday, December 8th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Hubert Girault, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne. "Non Linear Optical Studies of Proteins Adsorption at Interfaces and of Oligonucleotide Recognition"

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Monday, December 11th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Glen Kwon, UW Madison, Pharmacy Department. "Micellar Polymers in Drug Delivery"

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Mr. Richard Peters, University of Wisconsin. "Self-Assembling Resists for Nanofabrication"

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For Industrial Positions, see the Chemistry Career Services Newsletter at:

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http://www.chem.wisc.edu/areas/careers/7news.html

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University of Minnesota - "Minisymposium in Chemistry"

Once again it's time for the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota to host its "Minisymposium in Chemistry". I would like to invite you, your colleagues, and any of your students who might be interested in pursuing graduate studies in chemistry to attend. It will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2000. Undergraduate students and faculty from throughout the upper Midwest will be attending. Here are some highlights:

  • �a program of short lectures by our faculty,
  • �a tour of the departmental facilities,
  • �small group discussions for undergraduates with senior graduate students, and
  • �a poster session presented by our undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral associates.

The Minisymposium will be a great opportunity for your students to learn about a wide variety of recent developments in chemistry at Minnesota, to show them exciting potential directions for their own work, and to have them meet successful alumni from their college. You will have a chance to network with your former students, celebrate their latest accomplishments, and make new acquaintances. There is no charge for attendance but you will need to register so that we can arrange for parking and lunch. Please return the attached registration form at your earliest convenience but not later than Friday, October 13,2000. You may register by e-mail: minisymp@chem.umn.edu, at the web site: http://www.chem.umn.edu/minisymp/, or by returning a form. Forms can be picked up in Room 1148 Chemistry Building. (Copy Center). As soon as we hear from you, we will send information on parking and, if requested, on housing.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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(HNV00-24) Staff Scientist Position in Macromolecular NMR Spectroscopy, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is recruiting a chemist in the Laboratory of Structural Biology to serve as the technical authority for the preparation of isotopically labeled proteins suitable for structural analysis using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques, and for the structural analysis of these proteins by NMR spectroscopy. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D., D.V.M., M.D. or equivalent in chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology or a related discipline with an emphasis on NMR spectroscopy as it relates to the determination of protein structure. Experience in the preparation, isolation, purification and concentration of biological macromolecules and in the application of modern NMR spectroscopic methods for structural analysis is essential. For additional information, contact Dr. Elizabeth Murphy, Search Committee Chair, at 919-541-3873, e-mail: murphy1@niehs.nih.gov, FAX 919-542-3385, or Dr. Robert London at e-mail: london@niehs.nih.gov or FAX 919-541-5707. The initial appointment is for five years and is renewable every five years indefinitely. Federal leave, retirement, health and life insurance and savings plan benefits apply. Salary commensurate with background. Interested parties should submit curriculum vitae, bibliography, and brief statement of research interests, and arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation to be sent by (November 15, 2000) to: Ms. Carolyn London, (HNV-00-24), NIEHS Human Resource Management Branch, P.O. Box 12233, Maildrop EC-11, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 919-541-7513, e-mail: london4@niehs.nih.gov.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Tenure-track position in physical chemistry (Assistant or Associate Professor) beginning September 2001. St. Olaf College invites applicants with strong interest in innovative development of the physical chemistry laboratory program, quality undergraduate teaching, commitment to liberal arts education, and promise of continued scholarly activity and professional growth (including a research program that involves undergraduates). Details at http://www.stolaf.edu/offices/dean-of-college/chemist.html. More information regarding the St. Olaf Chemistry Department may be found at: http://www.stolaf.edu/depts/chemistry.

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The Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Houston invites applications for a tenure-track position at all faculty ranks. We are currently expanding our structural biology facilities, and seek individuals who specialize in NMR studies on the structure and function of biological macromolecules. Candidates are preferred who will complement and strengthen our existing research groups in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry and the Department of Chemistry. The position requires a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience. The faculty member is expected to develop and maintain a nationally competitive research program and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Exceptional applicants for a tenured position will be considered. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, and have three letters of reference sent to: Dr. Shiao-Chun (David) Tu, NMR Faculty Search Committee, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-5513. Review of applications begins Nov.1, 2000.

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Grand Valley State University. Assistant Professor of Chemistry. This is a tenure-track position. Ph.D. in organic chemistry. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research is required. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Teach lecture and laboratory courses in organic chemistry and direct undergraduate research in organic chemistry. Be actively involved in departmental and university service. Send letter of application, complete resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, a brief description of proposed undergraduate research projects listing instrumentation needs, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Harvey Nikkel, Chair, Department of Chemistry, 327 Padnos Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401, e-mail: nikkelh@gvsu.edu, FAX: (616) 895-3230. Application review will begin November 1, 2000 and continue until the position is filled.

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The Chemistry Department, University of Tennessee (Knoxville) invites applications for a tenure-track position. Preference will be given to the Assistant Professor level but exceptional candidates at the Associate level will be considered. The appointment is to begin August 2001. While the appointment can be made in any of five areas (analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and polymer chemistry), preference will be given to candidates who contribute to one or more of the University-wide focus areas appropriate to Chemistry (Environment and Natural Resources, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Computational and Information Sciences, and Materials). Candidates will be expected to demonstrate the background, motivation, and ability to develop a vigorous, well-thought out, and competitive research program, and to be excellent teachers at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A PhD is required and post-doctoral experience is desired. Collaborative opportunities exist with researchers at the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory (managed by UT-Battelle, LLC). Interested individuals should send an application letter, a detailed vita, and a description of proposed research, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately to: Chair of the Search Committee, ATTN: Ms Jan McGuire, Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1600. Applicants may benefit from consulting UTK and Chemistry Department web pages in developing their application. Closing date is Nov. 15.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida, seeks applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning in August 2001. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (or Biochemistry with a strong background in organic chemistry) and postdoctoral research experience. Teaching experience is desirable. Duties include teaching organic chemistry and biochemistry at the undergraduate level and establishing an active research program. The successful applicant will assist in incorporating biochemistry into other courses to satisfy American Chemical Society degree requirements. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, documentation of teaching experience, plans for research and scholarly activity, and three letters of reference should be sent to: Dr. Jerome E. Gurst, Department of Chemistry, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514, Email: gurst@uwf.edu, Consideration of applications will begin on December 1, 2000 and will continue until the position is filled. Additional information about the university and department can be found at our website: http://uwf.edu/chem.

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Grand Valley State University. Assistant Professor of Chemistry. This is a tenure-track position. Ph.D. in physical chemistry. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research is required. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Teach lecture and laboratory courses in physical and introductory chemistry and direct undergraduate research. Be actively involved in departmental and university service. Send letter of application, complete resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, a brief description of proposed undergraduate research projects listing instrumentation needs, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Harvey Nikkel, Chair, Department of Chemistry, 327 Padnos Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401, e-mail: nikkelh@gvsu.edu, FAX: (616) 895-3230. Application review will begin December 1, 2000 and continue until the position is filled.

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Georgia Southern University. Assistant Professor - Physical or Inorganic Chemistry. A full-time tenure track assistant professor position is available to begin August 1, 2001, for an individual with expertise in experimental physical or inorganic chemistry. Applicants must have command of written and spoken English and their vitae must provide evidence of strong teaching and research abilities. A commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level is expected. The successful candidate will teach in the area of specialty as well as in lower division courses and will be expected to develop an active experimental research program involving undergraduates. We especially encourage applications from individuals with expertise in both experimental physical and inorganic chemistry. Salary dependent upon qualifications. Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in Chemistry by the time of appointment. Additional information is available at: http://www2.gasou.edu/chemdept. Applicants for the position should send a curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a description of proposed research, and have three letters of reference sent to: Dr. Jeffrey Orvis, Search Chair, Department of Chemistry, P.O. Box 8064, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460-8064. Postmark deadline for completed applications is November 17, 2000.

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The Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota seeks to fill two or more faculty positions beginning July 1, 2001 or later. Of particular interest are applicants who plan to conduct research in the areas of biological chemistry, organic chemistry or bio/molecular materials chemistry. The appointment may be at the rank of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor, or at the tenured level of Associate Professor or Professor. Each appointee will be expected to carry out a vigorous program of original research in a field complementary to existing research programs in the department, to advise research students, to teach a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses effectively and enthusiastically, and to participate in departmental and university governance. Selection will be based on the candidate's record of previous accomplishments relevant to these responsibilities, and evidence of the potential for outstanding future contributions. Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree by the date of appointment. Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2000, or until the positions are filled. Web site: http://www.chem.umn.edu/jobsearch/Ad.html. Send to: Professor Thomas R. Hoye, Department of Chemistry, 207 Pleasant Street, SE, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, (612) 625-1891 (office), (612) 626-7541 (fax), e-mail: hoye@chem.umn.edu.

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Analytical Chemistry, Assistant Professor. The California Lutheran University Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure track appointment to begin Fall Semester 2001. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in analytical chemistry, in the introductory/general chemistry courses, and advanced courses in areas of expertise. Individuals with interests in environmental and/or inorganic chemistry are especially invited to apply. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching and in developing an active research program that involves undergraduates. Start-up funds will be provided. A Ph.D. is required. Prior teaching experience and post-doctoral research are desirable. Submit a letter of application, cv, statement of teaching philosophy and of research plans, unofficial copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Chemistry Search Committee-3700, California Lutheran University, 60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Applications should be received by 30 November 2000.

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Assumption College seeks an Assistant Professor of Chemistry (tenure track) for September, 2001. Ph.D. with training in Environmental Chemistry is required. Teaching responsibilities will include General Chemistry and courses in the area of specialization and may include Analytical or Organic Chemistry. Candidates must support the Catholic liberal arts mission of the College. Submit application including a statement of teaching philosophy and the role of chemistry in the liberal arts, résumé, transcripts (unofficial now), and three letters of reference to: Prof. Brian Niece, Department of Natural Sciences, Assumption College, 500 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609-1296. Screening will begin on November 15, 2000.

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The Edison Biotechnology Institute ( http://www.ohiou.edu/biotech/ ) and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry ( http://www.chem.ohiou.edu ) at Ohio University invite applications for a tenure-track joint appointment at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in the area of biochemistry, molecular biology or related fields. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences is the unit in which the tenure will reside. The candidate should have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree and significant postdoctoral experience. The successful applicant will join a group of scientists with general research strengths in enzymology, cellular biology, molecular biology, macromolecular structure, endocrinology, and developmental biology. Duties will include the development of a rigorous research program that includes protection of intellectual property with the potential to develop and commercialize the novel technologies through the Edison Biotechnology Institute, an organization that proactively fosters this type of activity. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to assist in undergraduate and graduate teaching and service responsibilities in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Applications including curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Martin T. Tuck, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Clippinger Laboratories, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, e-mail: tuck@ohio.edu. The position will start September 1, 2001, pending final administrative approval. The screening of applications will begin on November 1, 2000 and continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ohio University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant /Associate Professor of inorganic chemistry. This search is for a Ph.D. inorganic chemist, with postdoctoral experience, whose research specialization will complement existing departmental programs in Chemical Structure and Analysis and in Biological Systems and Processes, and will interact with established interdisciplinary programs in Condensed Matter and Surface Science and/or Molecular and Cellular Biology. The successful candidate is expected to establish a research program that will attract external funding and to enjoy teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, an outline of research plans, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to: Chair, Inorganic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Clippinger Laboratories, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701. The position will start September 1, 2001, pending final administrative approval. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2000 and continue until the position is filled. Visit the College of Arts & Sciences home page at http://www-as.phy.ohiou.edu and the department home page at http://www.chem.ohiou.edu for further information.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor in any area of physical chemistry. The position requires development of a nationally recognized research program and excellent teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Senior appointments will be considered in the case of exceptional qualifications. PhD required; postdoctoral experience preferred. Applicants should send a CV and a description of research plans and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Physical Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.

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The University of Texas at Austin is establishing a new Department of Biomedical Engineering and is seeking highly qualified tenure track faculty at both junior and senior levels to be appointed in the new department. Outstanding faculty will be recruited in the areas of cellular and biomolecular engineering, cell and molecular imaging, and computational biomedical engineering and bioinformatics. Qualified candidates working in complementary areas are also encouraged to apply. Required qualifications include a doctorate in engineering or a related field. Applicants must have an outstanding record of research accomplishments and a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching in biomedical engineering. In addition to establishing an aggressive program of research, the successful candidate will be expected to develop innovative research and teaching collaborations with the UT System Medical Schools as well as with centers of research excellence at UTAustin, including the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, the Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology, the Texas Materials Institute, the Texas Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics, and the Microelectronics Research Center. Interested persons should submit a detailed curriculum vitae including academic and professional experience, a list of peer reviewed publications and other technical papers, a summary of research and teaching goals, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three or more references to: Biomedical Engineering Faculty Search Committee, The University of Texas, Austin, TX, 78712-1084; http://www.bme.utexas.edu.

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The University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level beginning fall 200 1. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry or a closely related field, have expertise in polymer chemistry or materials science, be committed to teaching in an ACS approved undergraduate program, and demonstrate the potential for developing an externally ftinded research program involving undergraduates. Postdoctoral experience is an asset. Teaching responsibilities include general chemistry and organic chemistry. The new faculty member will also be expected to participate in the design and implementation of a new program in polymer chemistry or materials science. Facilities include a variety of spectroscopic and analytical instrumentation. Submit vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and a detailed research proposal to: Gary M. Wood, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Road, Box 2000, Kenosha, WI 53141-2000. Nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identity not be revealed, and all finalist names, will be revealed upon request. Applications will be reviewed beginning Nov. 1, 2000. For more information, visit http://www.uwp.edu/admin/academic.affairs/openpositions.html.

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St. Cloud State University. Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Tenure-track appointment. Salary dependent upon academic qualifications and experience. Date of appointment is August 27, 2001. Primary duties: teaching undergraduate courses in analytical chemistry and general chemistry, directing undergraduate student research and advising students. Faculty are required to demonstrate the following: ability to teach and/or perform effectively; scholarly achievement or research; continued preparation and study; contribution to student growth and development; service to the university and community. Ph.D. in chemistry required with emphasis in analytical chemistry. Teaching experience desirable. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds. Apply to: Dr. James McMullen, Chair, Analytical Chemistry Search Committee, Chemistry Department, MS-358, St. Cloud State University, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498, (320) 255-3031 Fax (320) 203-6041, e-mail: Analytical@stcloudstate.edu. The completed application must include letter of application, vitae, transcripts (photocopies acceptable for screening), a completed application form (which will be sent to applicant upon receipt of application letter), and three to five recent letters of reference (sent directly from referee). The successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts sent directly from the appropriate institutions. The postmarked deadline for the receipt of all application materials is January 16, 2001. Materials postmarked after this date cannot be guaranteed consideration. All finalists will be required to give a seminar during the interview process.

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St. Cloud State University. Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Tenure-track appointment. Position contingent upon funding. Salary dependent upon academic qualifications and experience. Date of appointment is August 27, 2001. Primary duties: teaching undergraduate courses in inorganic chemistry and general chemistry, directing undergraduate student research and advising students. Faculty are required to demonstrate the following: ability to teach and/or perform effectively; scholarly achievement or research; continued preparation and study; contribution to student growth and development; service to the university and community. Ph.D. in chemistry required with emphasis in inorganic chemistry. Teaching experience desirable. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds. Apply to: Dr. Donald Neu, Chair, Inorganic Chemistry Search Committee, Chemistry Department, MS-358, St. Cloud State University, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498, (320) 255-3031 Fax (320) 203-6041, e-mail: Inorganic@stcloudstate.edu. The completed application must include letter of application, vitae, transcripts (photocopies acceptable for screening), a completed application form (which will be sent to applicant upon receipt of application letter), and three to five recent letters of reference (sent directly from referee). The successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts sent directly from the appropriate institutions. The postmarked deadline for the receipt of all application materials is January 16, 2001. Materials postmarked after this date cannot be guaranteed consideration. All finalists will be required to give a seminar during the interview process.

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Penn State University. Several Junior and Senior level faculty positions are available for Fall 2001. Appointees are expected to establish an exceptionally strong and highly visible research program that incorporates excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Rank is open, however, senior appointments should have a previous record of national and international distinction. We encourage applications from candidates in all areas of chemistry, including those that interface with other disciplines such as environmental sciences, materials sciences, biological sciences, and bioinformatics. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, research plans, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Box M, 152 Davey Laboratory, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802.

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University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. Organic chemistry lecture and laboratory will comprise the majority of the teaching assignment, with some instruction in general chemistry lecture and laboratory. Development of a program of externally funded research in experimental organic chemistry involving undergraduates is also expected; competitive start-up funds are available. Participation in department activities including committee work and student advising is required. This is a tenure-track position. The appointment starting date is August 20, 2001. Earned doctorate in organic chemistry. Applicants will arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent and will themselves submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans (3-5 pages), statement of teaching interests and experience (1-2 pages), and graduate and undergraduate transcripts. (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the initial application, however official copies will be required before the position is offered.) Application materials should be sent to: Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire WI, 54702-4004, (FAX (715)-836-4979, Phone (715)-836-3417). For priority consideration, all materials must be received by November 7, 2000. Screening of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

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Georgia Southern University seeks exceptional candidates for the position of Chair of the Chemistry Department to begin July 1, 2001. Information describing the department and its faculty can be found on the web at http://www2.gasou.edu/chemdept/. The successful candidate must possess a terminal degree in any area of Chemistry and have a record of achievements deserving of the rank of full professor. A strong record of teaching, research, service to the profession, and attracting external funding is expected. The candidate will also be expected to communicate a vision for the department that will lead it to a new level of accomplishment and national recognition. Ability to work with a diverse student population preferred. Applicants must provide a curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and administrative philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to: Mr. John Wallace, Chemistry Search Chair, Georgia Southern University, P.O. Box 8045, Statesboro, Georgia 30460-8045. The closing date for applications is November 17, 2000.

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Eastern Illinois University. Two positions in the Department of Chemistry. Appointments will be made in two of the following three fields: biochemistry, organic chemistry, or physical chemistry. Subject to availability of funding. Teaching at all levels in the area of specialty as well as general chemistry and/or general education courses; establishing and conducting a vigorous externally funded research program involving both undergraduate and graduate (MS) students; performing service work as assigned by the Department Chair. Ph.D. in one of the following areas required: biochemistry, organic chemistry, or physical chemistry; postdoctoral experience highly desirable. Starting Date: August, 2001. Further information about the department is available at http://www.ciu.edu/-eiucheni/. Review of applications will begin November 20, 2000 and continue until the positions are filled. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate, unofficial acceptable), research plan, and teaching philosophy, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Ellen A. Keiter, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920; telephone: (217) 581-2521; e-mail: cfeak@eiu.edu.

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University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Organic or Bioorganic Chemistry beginning Fall 2001. The successful candidate, who will have a PhD and one to two years postdoctoral experience in any area of organic chemistry, will be expected to carry out a full and vigorous program of innovative research and to be committed to a quality teaching experience at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants should forward a full curriculum vitae, list of publications, and synopsis of research plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Prof. David Crich, Chairman, Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 845 W. Taylor Street, M/C 111, Chicago, IL 60607-7061 by November 3, 2000.

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The Department of Chemistry at Louisiana State University announces, an opening for a Faculty Position in Macromolecular Chemistry. This tenure-track position requires a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree in Chemistry or related field with postdoctoral or equivalent experience strongly recommended. The successful candidate will enjoy outstanding equipment for polymer/biopolymer research and a cordial environment for cross-disciplinary studies. Candidates with experience and research interests in biological macromolecular science, including biophysical studies and biomaterials as well as complementary areas like supraniolecular chemistry and colloid science are especially encouraged to apply. While it is expected that this position will be filled at the assistant professor level, suitable candidates at higher levels will be considered. Female and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the applicant. Application deadline is October 22, 2000, or until a candidate is selected. Interested candidates should send their application package including: a curriculum vitae, summaries of proposed research projects that the candidate wishes to pursue, a description of the applicant's teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to: Prof. Robert P. Hammer, Chair, Macromolecular Search Committee, Louisiana State University, Department of Chemistry, 232 Choppin Hall, Ref. Log #0375, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Arizona State and QTL Biosystems, Dr. David G. Whitten. A postdoctoral position is available commencing January 1, 2001. The position will be jointly funded by ASU and QTL and will involve research projects in photophysics and molecular materials including: photophysics of dye-derivatized polyelectrolytes in solution and solid interfacial assemblies, nanostructure and properties of organo- and mixed organo-hydrogels and gel-polymer assemblies. Candidates with strong experience in synthetic chemistry, molecular assemblies, polymer and materials chemistry, spectroscopic characterization and photophysics will be especially well-suited for this position. While the investigations will be carried out predominantly in labs at ASU, the position will involve strong interaction with ongoing efforts at QTL and will carry the possibility of leading to a permanent position at QTL. Candidates should contact Dave Whitten at QTL either by email or letter. Send to: David G. Whitten, Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer, QTL Biosystems, LLC, 320 Galisteo Street, Suite 301, Santa Fe, NM 87501, Phone: 505-424-1000.

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Postdoctoral Position at University of Missouri-St. Louis. A highly motivated individual is sought for a postdoctoral position in synthetic organometallic chemistry in the group of Professor Lee Brammer. The project involves developing some new ideas and studying some new and unusual systems in which transition metals participate directly in hydrogen bonding, primarily XH...M interactions, an area in which we have been working for about 10 years. The project will involve the design and synthesis of new ligands and new organometallic complexes, the study of the hydrogen bonding interactions by spectroscopic, crystallographic and theoretical means, and reactivity studies proton transfer, oxidative addition of XH, etc. A Ph.D. in Chemistry is required together with good written and oral communication skills. A strong background in organometallic synthesis, including the handling and characterizing of air-sensitive compounds, multinuclear NMR spectroscopy and IR spectroscopy, will be required. Experience in crystallography or computational chemistry are not requirements, but there will be opportunities to learn about these techniques if the individual so desires. The position is available immediately, and is initially for a period of one year, with extension up to three years upon mutual agreement. Applications should include a c.v., including list of publications and experience, and at least two letters of reference to be sent to Prof. Lee Brammer at: Lee Brammer, Assoc. Prof. of Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 8001 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63121-4499, USA, Tel: +1-314-516-5345, Fax: +1-314-516-5342, Email: lee.brammer@umsl.edu, URL: http://www.umsl.edu/~lbrammer/brammer.htm.

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