Chemistry Newsletter - 10/18/2004

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVIII - No. 33 October 18th, 2004

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Gil Nathanson elected as AAAS Fellow

Please join us in congratulating Gil Nathanson for his election as AAAS Fellow. His citation reads: "For pioneering development of techniques for scattering molecules from liquid surfaces and their application to fundamental and practical aspects of interfacial interactions." This is a well-deserved recognition for Gil's outstanding accomplishments in surface and atmospheric sciences. Congratulations again Gil!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

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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SEMINARS

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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. Professor Scott Sanders, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UW-Madison. “Wavelength-agile lasers, example applications in hyperspectral sensing, and possibilities for application in the analytical sciences”

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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, November 4th, 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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Post-doc Discussion Brownbag

Tuesday, October 19, 2004. 12:30 pm, Science House. 1645 Linden Drive (next to Babcock).

Join this newly formed group of your post-doc colleagues to discuss a wide range of issues pertinent to post-docs, including career choice, the job market and integrating research and teaching. Delta Program in Research, Teaching, and Learning, Science House, 1645 Linden Drive, Mail to: 1630 Linden Drive, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53706, Phone: (608) 261-1180, FAX: (608) 261-1494, Email: info@delta.wisc.edu.

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ACS PRF Alternative Energy Postdoctoral Fellowships

Awards of $100,000 at $50,000 a Year for Two Years. Third Competition: Applications Due December 3, 2004. To help create new knowledge and a scientific workforce focused on tackling fundamental scientific problems related to the development of viable sources of alternative energy, ACS PRF has initiated a new grant program supporting basic research in the alternative energy field. Awards are for two years with an annual value of $50,000, which may be spent on salary, benefits, professional development, and expendables. Applicants are responsible for choosing the host institution and a sponsor for the research. The competition is open to US citizens and permanent residents who are within two years of having received their PhD or who plan to receive their PhD in 2005. Download application materials (Type AEF) from the ACS PRF website: http://chemistry.org/prf or contact a PRF Program Officer for more information.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania has an opening for an Associate NMR Facility Manager/Postdoc. The facility consists of eleven spectrometers ranging from 200Mhz to 750 MHz. Experience with Bruker instruments a plus but not required. Programming skills in C, C++, Perl, CGI scripting and developing web based tools a strong asset. The appointment is for one year renewable up to three years at the end of which promotion to permanent status is a possibility. Education requirements: recent Ph.D. or MS with 3-5 years experience in a NMR related position. Inquiries and resumes may emailed to: Dr. George Furst, Assoc. Director Technical Facilities, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa 19104-6323, e-mail: furst@sas.upenn.edu.

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Research Chemist - Spectroscopist. Avery Dennison. This individual will be working in the Materials Science and Characterization (MSC) Group providing spectroscopy, particularly FTNMR and other related spectroscopic techniques (such as FTIR and UV/VIS analyses) as well as other analytical support to Avery Research Center (ARC) and Divisions. Reports To: Spectroscopy Functional Team Leader, MSC. Responsibilities include: Conduct analyses in spectroscopy area, particularly FTNMR techniques (solution, multinuclear and multidimensional FTNMR experiments), and other spectroscopy techniques such as FTIR and UV/VIS; Provide timely support to product development projects and divisions; Apply the skills in spectroscopic techniques to assist in problem solving; Interpret data and write technical reports; Communicate with research center and divisional scientists on analytical results; Develop test methods with spectroscopy techniques; Conduct spectroscopy training to team members, temps/students as needed; Maintain existing spectroscopic instruments and evaluate new instrumentation to support new product development and problem-solving needs; The successful candidate will work closely with Research Center scientists and divisional scientists to provide technical support for R & D and solve problems related to manufacturing and customer complaints; The individual will also have the responsibility to conduct research related to new product development. Qualifications: M. S. or Ph. D. equivalent in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Materials Science or related discipline; Academic research (thesis or published papers) in applied spectroscopy; 2 -5 years related industrial experience in a Material Testing environment with proven track record in applied spectroscopy techniques, especially FTNMR; Knowledge and hands-on experience of spectroscopy techniques, especially FTNMR; Knowledge of polymers/coating and polymer/coating characterization; Effective written and oral communications; Excellent computer skills and knowledge in programming; Excellent problem-solving skills ; High levels of motivation, initiative and energy; Able to work independently as well as in a team; Ability to interact effectively with both internal and external customers. Salary is commensurate with experience. Contacts: Please apply through our web-site (Job Code: CRPARC1457). Web Site: https://www.averydennison.apply2jobs.com/INDEX.CFM.

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Merck & Co., Inc. is a leading research-driven pharmaceutical products company. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a qualified candidate to join our team at our West Point, PA location of Merck Research Laboratories. This position is part of the expansion of the investigative toxicology effort in Safety Assessment. The successful candidate will work with senior scientists to apply NMRÂbased metabonomics technologies to the characterization of mechanisms of toxicity and the identification of biomarkers to be used to assess preclinical and clinical toxicity issues. Qualified applicants will hold an MS (3+ years experience) or BS degree (6+ years of experience) in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology or equivalent. They will have demonstrated skills and experience in biochemical applications of NMR spectroscopy, including multi-nuclei multi-dimension chemical structure determination, and data processing. Experience with sample preparation, automation , HPLC, flow NMR, handling of biological samples, and computer applications are also desirable. In return for your considerable skills, we offer an excellent salary and comprehensive benefits program, including tuition reimbursement and one of the best 401(k) plans in the nation, as well as opportunities for personal growth. To be considered for this position, please visit our career site at http://www.merck.com/careers to create a profile and submit your CV.

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NMR Analyst, Dow Corning, a U.S. based, multinational corporation and global leader in the silicon-based industry has an opening at our global headquarters in Midland, Michigan. The qualified candidate will find a professionally stimulating and personally rewarding environment in our Analytical Sciences Department. This position involves working with a team of two professional NMR specialists, a technician and a group leader to support the Science & Technology community in the design, understanding, and development of products. Duties include performing established and non-routine analyses of materials, direct interaction with internal customers, and instrument maintenance. The individual will provide support for LIMS samples, as well as long-term analytical projects. Experience and Skill Requirements: Demonstrated affinity for NMR spectroscopy and operational knowledge of electronic repair; Strong computer skills with knowledge of UNIX and PC platforms are additional assets; Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are essential; Willingness to be challenged and a desire to solve practical problems. Educational/Professional Background: Masters degree in a Chemistry related field; Strong background in chemistry. We offer a competitive compensation based on education and experience as well as a full benefits package. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume including list of publications in confidence to: Email: resume@dowcorning.com, mailto: resume@dowcorning.com, Fax: 989-496-6109. Visit us at: http://www.dowcorning.com.

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US-NY-Synthetic Organic Chemist. We are looking for an Organic/Medicinal Chemist who will work with a group of medicinal chemist’s for a company that is discovering and developing novel therapeutic products including interventional therapeutics, cancer vaccines and blood cell growth factors for the treatment of cancer and cancer-related disorders. The candidate will be responsible to synthesize novel chemical entities of the desired structure and purity. You will apply state of the art medicinal chemistry to design and synthesize biologically active compounds. You should possess a PhD in organic or medicinal chemistry or related science field with experience in multi-step organic synthesis, chromatographic purification and spectroscopic characterization of organic compounds. Our client is a biotech company with research facilities in New York and can provide excellent benefits (health insurance, dental, and vision plan, paid vacation and more). A high impact, high profile position with an excellent opportunity for advancement. Please contact: Stu Sullivan by phone at 732-316-1911 Ext. 250, fax cv, research summary and cover letter to 609-584-9575 or E-Mail to: shanes@neurosearch.org.

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Shankar Venkatraman is looking to hire a BS/MS level synthetic organic chemist at Merck San Diego. If you are interested in this position please submit a CV via e-mail to: shankar_venkatraman@merck.com.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Bioanalytical Chemist: Applications are invited for a tenure track position in the Chemistry Department at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Appointment is anticipated for August 2005. A Ph.D. chemist with exceptional promise in research and teaching is sought. Appointment at the assistant professor level is preferred, but higher levels will be considered from outstanding individuals. Special consideration will be given to those with research interests in modern separation and analysis of biomolecules and macromolecules. Collaboration and involvement in the Proteomics Center is highly desired. Candidates should submit transcripts, curriculum vitae, brief description of research plans and should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent from people familiar with their capabilities in chemistry. All materials should be sent to: Professor Michael Greenlief, Bioanalytical Faculty Search Chair, Department of Chemistry, 125 Chemistry Bldg., University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. E-mail: GreenliefM@missouri.edu. Additional information about the department can be found on the web at http://www.chem.missouri.edu and for the Proteomics Center at http://proteomics.missouri.edu.

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New York University, Department of Chemistry. Senior Faculty Position in Organic/Bioorganic Chemistry. As part of a continuing expansion of faculty and facilities, the Department of Chemistry at New York University invites applications for a senior level faculty appointment in organic chemistry, including organic materials/nanotechnology and bioorganic chemistry, to start September 1, 2005, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. This opening is for a distinguished individual with an outstanding track record of funding and publications. Address correspondence to: James Canary, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003. Please visit our website at: http://www.nyu.edu/pages/chemistry.

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Physical Chemist, Bowling Green State University. The Department of Chemistry and the Center for Photochemical Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level beginning August 2005. This is a unique opportunity for an outstanding individual with a PhD and postdoctoral experience to conduct research in The Center for Photochemical Sciences and The Ohio Laboratory for Kinetic Spectrometry. The Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility for measuring the spectral and kinetic properties of transient chemical species generated by the absorption of light. It houses four ultra fast and two supra-nanosecond workstations for optical absorption and emission observations on time scales as short as 10-13 seconds and at wavelengths in the UV, visible, near IR and mid IR regions http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/chem/cks/index.htm . The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, independently-funded research program and contribute to the teaching and service mission of the department. Applicants should include a brief summary of future research plans and four letters of recommendation to be sent to: Chair, Physical Chemist Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403. Applications must be postmarked or received no later than December 1, 2004.

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University of Maine. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Maine invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in organic chemistry, with research interests including bioorganic chemistry, chemical biology, or materials/polymer organic chemistry. We require a Ph.D. in an appropriate area of chemistry or biochemistry, and prefer post-doctoral experience as well. The individual selected will be expected to establish a strong externally-funded program of research in some area of chemical biology or materials/polymer chemistry, and teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including sophomore organic chemistry. Competitive salary and startup funds and a newly renovated laboratory are available. We especially welcome applications from women and members of minority groups. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, an outline of their proposed research, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Raymond Fort, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, 5706 Aubert Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Email: rcfort@maine.edu. Web: http://chemistry.umeche.maine.edu. Review of applications will begin on 1 November 2004 and continue until the position is filled.

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The University of Georgia Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC) is seeking candidates for two tenure-track faculty positions to enhance our emphasis in biomedical glycosciences. While we are particularly interested in candidates with strong backgrounds in glycosaminoglycan structure/function, glyco-immunology, cell/developmental, cancer, or chemical biology, we welcome outstanding applicants from all areas of glycobiology. Individuals who employ novel biophysical methods to address the biological functions of glycoconjugates are also invited to apply. Demonstrated creativity, commitment to teaching excellence, and willingness to participate in a multi-disciplinary, collegial environment are essential. Applications received by 12/01/04 are assured of consideration. Rank, salary, and startup funds will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should send a cover letter, Curriculum vitae, a detailed description of research goals, and arrange for four letters of recommendation to be sent to khoward@ccrc.uga.edu or Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia, 315 Riverbend Road, Athens, GA 30602-4712, USA.

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Grand Valley State University. Position: Assistant Professor in Chemistry (Biochemistry), tenure track. Ph.D. in biochemistry. A strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and research is required. Teach lecture and laboratory courses at all levels in biochemistry. Direct undergraduate research in biochemistry. Be actively involved in departmental and university service. One third release time will be granted for teaching in the GVSU Cell and Molecular Biology Program. Salary is competitive with excellent benefits. Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications must be submitted on-line at www.gvsujobs.org. After completing an application form, the on-line system will require each applicant to attach electronically the following Word (.doc) or 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: Dr. Todd A Carlson, Chemistry Department, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401. Deadline Date For Filing Applications: Application review will begin November 1, 2004 and will continue until the position is filled.

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University of Kansas. Chemistry Department, Assistant Professor. Starting Date is August 18, 2005. Length is 9 month, tenure track position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Duties: Establish a strong externally funded research program; teach core courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in chemistry; participate in the research and teaching programs of the Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis (CEBC); Present elective courses that are part of the CEBC graduate curriculum. Required Qualifications: PhD degree in organic chemistry or closely related field; Ability to teach core courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in chemistry; Evidence of a strong potential to initiate and conduct a research program in physical organic chemistry, catalysis, or a field relevant to the mission of the Center for Beneficial Catalysis (see http://www.ku.edu/~cebc for a complete description; demonstrated experience in CEBC related research; ability to communicate and lecture fluently in English. Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of research collaboration in multidisciplinary catalysis research (either in industry or in academia) in areas relevant to the mission of CEBC; ability to present elective courses that are part of the CEBC graduate curriculum; teaching experience at the university level. Please contact: Dr. Richard S. Givens, Department of Chemistry, Malott Hall, 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 2010, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-7582. Application to Include: Letter of interest, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts. The applicant should submit a description teaching interests and three original research proposals that are relevant to the mission of the CEBC. The applicant should also list the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three or more individuals for letters of recommendation. Application Deadline: Initial review of applications will begin November 1, 2004 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Towson University. Organic Chemist: Fall 2005. Asst. Professor (Organic Chemistry): Ph.D. in chemistry or closely related field required; post doctoral experience desirable. Expectation to establish externally funded undergraduate research programs with teaching responsibilities in organic chemistry and related courses. Search #CSM-N-1811A. The Department of Chemistry is an A.C.S accredited department which offers a variety of chemistry degrees including Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, and Chemistry Secondary Education as well as supports the Environmental Science and Molecular Biology programs. Additional information is available at http://www.towson.edu/chemistry. Submit a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research interests, photocopies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Search Committee, Search #CSM-N-1811 A, Department of Chemistry, Towson University, Towson, MD 21252. Indicate clearly for which faculty position you are applying. Review of applications will begin on 10/18/2004 and continue until the position is filled.

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Towson University. Forensic Chemist: Fall 2005. Asst./Assoc. Professor (Forensic Chemistry): Ph.D. in chemistry or closely related field required; post-doctoral experience desirable. Requisite number of years teaching and level of scholarship/research required for consideration for the rank of associate professor. Expectation to establish externally funded undergraduate research programs with teaching responsibilities in forensic chemistry and related courses. New DNA amplification/analysis and FTIR microscope facilities available. Search #CSM-N-1811 B. The Department of Chemistry is an A.C.S accredited department which offers a variety of chemistry degrees including Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, and Chemistry Secondary Education as well as supports the Environmental Science and Molecular Biology programs. Additional information is available at http://www.towson.edu/chemistry. Submit a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research interests, photocopies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Search Committee, Search #CSM-N-1 811 B, Department of Chemistry, Towson University, Towson, MD 21252. Review of applications will begin on 10/18/2004 and continue until the position is filled.

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University of North Dakota. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in analytical or related area starting in Fall 2005. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, independent program of externally-funded research and should be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in analytical chemistry. The Department has research focuses in catalysis and biological chemistry. Candidates with interests that complement these areas and emphasize method development are especially encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience preferred. Send resume, transcripts for all degrees, research plans, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. David Pierce, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of North Dakota, P.O. Box 9024, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9024. Completed applications must be received by November 15, 2004 for full consideration. Web site: http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/chem/.

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University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Position: Assistant Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences: Chemistry Date Posted: August 2, 2004. Job Will teach undergraduate introductory chemistry courses and/or upper-level chemistry courses in the candidate's area of expertise. Will participate in an interdisciplinary undergraduate Environmental Sciences program and graduate program in Environmental Science and Policy. Will perform scholarly activities consistent with rank, advise students, perform institutional service, and contribute to the ongoing development of the department. Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field from an accredited institution by the beginning date of the appointment. Area of expertise is open. The successful candidate must have demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate education, and communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues. Preferred: Graduate studies in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, or organic chemistry; prior teaching experience; postdoctoral research experience. Starting Date is August 22, 2005. Position is a nine-month tenure-track appointment. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package including participation in a state pension plan. Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in six years although tenure decision may be at any time. Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneous with tenure. Excellence in teaching and sustained scholarly activity required for retention and promotion. Salary Range is competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. To Apply: Submit a letter of application indicating teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, three recommendation letters, and transcripts of graduate work. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted with application; official transcripts of all post-secondary work will be required for employment. Submit application materials to: Dr. John Lyon Chemistry Search Committee Chair; Department of Natural and Applied Sciences; University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311-7001. Phone: 920/465-2266. FAX: 920/465-2376. Email: lyonj@uwgb.edu. Review of applications will begin 17 October 2004 and continue until the position is filled. For More Visit the UW-Green Bay website at http://www.uwqb.edu.

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Ohio Northern University. Faculty position in Organic Chemistry. Tenure track, nine-month academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Employment Start Date is August 30, 2005. The position involves lecture and laboratory teaching responsibility in organic chemistry and the development of a research program involving undergraduates. A Ph.D. in organic chemistry is required. Post-doctoral work and previous teaching experience is desirable. For full consideration, send curriculum vitae, transcripts, a statement of research plans, and three reference letters to: Dr. Brian Myers, Chair, Organic Search Committee, Meyer Hall of Science, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio 45810. Application Deadline is November 12th. Department Website: http://www.onu.edu/a+s/chemistry/.

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Grand Valley State University. Assistant Professor in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry), tenure track. Ph.D. in organic chemistry. A strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and research is required. Teach lecture and laboratory courses at all levels in organic chemistry. Direct undergraduate research in organic chemistry. Be actively involved in departmental and university service. Salary is competitive with excellent benefits. Commensurate with experience and qualifications. 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 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: Dr. Todd A Carlson, Chemistry Department, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401. Application review will begin November 1, 2004 and will continue until the position is filled. Allendale, Michigan 49401 - (616) 331-5000. For more information about Grand Valley, see our website at http://www.gvsu.edu.

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Professor/Research Scientist and Director, Air Pollution Research Center, University of California, Riverside. Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Professor/Research Scientist who will also serve as Director of the Air Pollution Research Center (APRC) of the University of California, Riverside. The APRC is an Organized Research Unit within the University of California system, with responsibilities for research and, through appointments with academic departments, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. APRC's research mission has historically focused on atmospheric processes, including the chemical processes involved in the formation of air pollution and the atmospheric transformations of organic compounds, and the subsequent effects on the environment, including on plants. Candidates should have a record of outstanding, internationally recognized, research productivity in the general area of atmospheric sciences. Although all research areas will be considered, one area of research of particular interest concerns multi-media modeling of the transport and transformations of chemicals in the environment, including in soil, sediment and water in addition to the atmosphere. Such research could cover global or regional scales, and be interfaced to ongoing research in other academic and research programs at UCR. It is expected that the successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, environmental sciences, engineering, or a related discipline, and have a research emphasis in some area of atmospheric processes. He or she will be expected to maintain an active and highly visible research program while providing leadership as Director of APRC. In keeping with the policy of integrating the APRC research programs with the academic research and instructional activities of the campus, the Director/Research Scientist will also hold a 50% tenured appointment at the Full Professor level in an appropriate academic department, where he or she will participate in the undergraduate and graduate instructional programs. A commitment to excellence in both teaching and research and a vision of interconnections between APRC and academic programs in Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Toxicology, Engineering, and Conservation Biology are especially important. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The anticipated start time for this position is July 2005. Applicants should send a complete resume, a statement of research interests and a statement of teaching interests, in addition to the names of five individuals who may be contacted for letters of reference, to: APRC Search Committee Chair, c/o Department of Environmental Sciences, Room 2208 Geology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0424. Evaluations of applications will begin January 3, 2005, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Old Dominion University Norfolk. Faculty Position in Biochemistry. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Old Dominion University invites applications from a biochemist with interests that may include, but are not limited to, elemental cycling and toxicology in biological, microbiological, or ecological systems, natural products applications, and development of taxon/gene specific molecular probes. In addition to collaboration with chemists, biochemists and biogeochemists within the department, opportunities exist for research and teaching collaborations with Old Dominion University faculty in the Departments of Biological Sciences; Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; and Civil and Environmental Engineering and with faculty at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. Required qualifications include: a PhD in Biochemistry, Chemistry or a related field from an accredited university; a record of productivity in biochemistry; the ability to conduct a strong, externally funded research program and to supervise graduate and undergraduate student research; and a commitment to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Previous teaching experience and post-doctoral experience are preferred. The position is envisioned as tenure-track but outstanding applications from more senior candidates will be considered. Send curriculum vitae, statement addressing the required and preferred qualifications listed above, statements describing teaching and research interests and experience, and a list of three (3) references (including regular and e-mail addresses and phone numbers) to: Dr. Patricia Pleban, Chairman, Biochemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0126. Review of applicant files will begin October 20, 2004 and will continue until the position is filled. Position available August 1, 2005.

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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Biochemist, Joint Faculty Position in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry. Tenure Track appointment. Rank of Assistant Professor. Starting Date is August 25, 2005. Ph.D. in Biochemistry required. Evidence of commitment to undergraduate teaching and research supervision, scholarly activity, peer-reviewed publication and a team attitude are required. It is also expected that the successful candidate will be committed to rigorous standards in the areas of safe laboratory practices and waste disposal. Salary is competitive and negotiable. Dependent upon professional qualifications and experience. The position will primarily involve developing and teaching a comprehensive one-semester undergraduate lecture + laboratory course in Biochemistry with secondary responsibilities teaching introductory chemistry courses and biotechnology/molecular biology courses in line with expertise. The successful candidate will coordinate with members of the Biological Sciences and Chemistry Department to develop a comprehensive interdepartmental Biochemistry program. Research involving undergraduate students, pursuit of extramural funding and publication in peer-reviewed journals is expected. For more information please visit http://academics.uww.edu/biologyljobs/index.html. Visit our website at http://www.uww.edu. Interested persons should apply in writing to: Dr. Phillip T. Johns, Chair, Biochemist Search, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 53190, e-mail: johnsp@uww.edu. A complete application packet consists of a letter of application, comprehensive curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, copies of all academic transcripts, and three current, confidential letters of recommendation. Applications received by December 3, 2004 are ensured consideration; position is open until filled.

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Grand Valley State University. Assistant Professor in Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry), tenure track. Ph.D. in analytical chemistry. A strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and research is required. Teach lecture and laboratory courses at all levels in analytical chemistry. Direct undergraduate research in analytical chemistry. Be actively involved in departmental and university service. Salary is competitive with excellent benefits. Commensurate with experience and qualifications. 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 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: Dr. Todd A Carlson, Chemistry Department, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401. Application review will begin November 1, 2004 and will continue until the position is filled. Allendale, Michigan 49401 - (616) 331-5000. For more information about Grand Valley, see our website at http://www.qvsu.edu.

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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Plant Biologist. Full-time tenure-track. Starting Date is August 25, 2005. The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater invites applications for an appointment as full time tenure-track assistant professor with primary teaching responsibility in Plant Biology. Expertise at the physiological, cellular or molecular level is preferred but all strong candidates are encouraged to apply. Other teaching responsibilities include support of department undergraduate major and general studies programs. Course assignments will complement those of current faculty. A list of specific courses is included on our website at http://academics.uww.edu/biology/jobs/index.html. Engagement of undergraduate students in research and pursuit of extramural research funding are expected. Ph.D. in a biological science is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate his/her potential to be an outstanding teacher, productive scholar, and active contributor of professional, university and community service. Salary is competitive and negotiable. Visit our website at http://www.uww.edu. Interested persons should apply in writing to: Dr. Jeffrey S. McKinnon, S&S Chair Plant Biologist Search Department of Biological Sciences University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Whitewater, WI 53190 Telephone No. (262) 472-6200 FAX No. (262) 472-5633 E-mail: mckinnoj@uww.edu. A complete application packet consists of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, statement of research interests, copies of all transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation. Applications must be postmarked before Nov. 19, 2004.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Position, Tulane University Department of Chemistry, New Orleans, Louisiana. A position is open (effective 1/1/05) for a person interested in working on one of a number of projects related to photochemical energy conversion. The work involves both the synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of light harvesting ensembles of transition metal complex chromophores and the development of new systems exhibiting one-photon two electron photochemistry that can lead to photocatalytic production of redox products. The person being sought would work on one of the projects and be actively involved in directing graduate and undergraduate students in both project areas. Applicants should have experience in one or more of the following areas: synthesis of N- heterocyclic ligands and noble metal complexes of such ligands, steady state and time resolved luminescence spectroscopy, nanosecond laser flash photolysis and electroanalytical methods. The salary for the position will be between $ 25,000 and 28,000, depending on qualifications. Applicants should submit a resume plus three letters of recommendation to: Professor Russell Schmehl, Department of Chemistry, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118. For additional information contact Russ Schmehl at russ@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-862-3566.

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Kansas State University. Postdoctoral Research Position: Polyoxometalate Chemistry. A full-time postdoctoral research position is available immediately to focus on the synthesis, characterization and reactivity studies of nitrogenous derivatives of polyoxometalates. A Ph.D. in synthetic Inorganic Chemistry or Organometallic Chemistry is required, as is expertise in the acquisition and interpretation of multinuclear NMR spectra. Previous experience in the techniques of cyclic voltammetry and/or air-sensitive manipulation is desirable. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year, renewable by mutual consent, with a salary commensurate with experience. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Eric A. Maatta, Department of Chemistry, 111 Willard Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-3701; phone: 785-532-6665; fax: 785-532-6666; e-mail: eam@ksu.edu. Screening of applications will commence December 1, 2004 and will continue until the position is filled.

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