Chemistry Newsletter - 10/20/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVII - No. 33 October 20th, 2003

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Chemistry Building Addition/Renovation Wins Citation Award in the 2003 Design Share Award

The Department has received word that the Chemistry Building Addition/Renovation project received a “Citation Award” in the 2003 Design Share Award competition. You can see the details at http://www.designshare.com/Awards/2003/projects/project_view_narrative.asp?project_id=386. Design Share is an international forum for innovative schools and learning environments. http://www.designshare.com/. The purpose of the award program is to share exemplary design ideas, case studies, and best practices that enhance learning in projects from pre-school through higher education.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule


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

11/11/2003

12/09/2003

2/10/2004

03/09/2004

04/13/2004

05/11/2004


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

10/21/2003

11/04/2003

11/18/2003

12/02/2003

12/16/2003

02/03/2004

02/17/2004

03/16/2004

04/20/2004

05/04/2004

05/18/2004

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

CUMULATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE 2003-2004

November 6

December 4

January 8

February 5

March 4

April 1

May 6

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SEMINARS

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

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2003 - Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Robert Langer, MIT. “Founder’s Lecture”

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

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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 7:30 p.m., Room 2373, Chemistry Building. Professor Rainer Glaser, University of Missouri, Columbia. “Nitrosative Guanine Deamination: Experimental Evidence for Pyrimidine Ring-Opening During Deamination from 18O-Labeling Studies and Cross-Link Formation Chemistry”

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

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

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

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2003 - R. G. Herb Materials Physics Seminar, 10:00 a.m., Room 3405 Sterling Hall. Professor Timothy B. Boykin, University of Alabama in Huntsville. “Bandstructure Effects in Nanodevices”

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Friday, October 24th, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Dr. Brian Beard, Geology and Geophysics.

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Monday, October 27th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Bergman, University of California, Berkeley.

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

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Monday, October 27th, 2003 - R. G. Herb Materials Physics Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 3405 Sterling Hall. Professor Feng Liu, University of Utah. “Computational Design of Carbon Nanotube Electromechanical Devices”

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Theoretical Studies in Single Molecule Spectroscopy”

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2003 - Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania. “Cooperativity in Forced Unfolding of Single Proteins”

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

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

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

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Thursday, October 30th, 2003 - R. G. Herb Materials Physics Seminar, 10:00 a.m., Room 3405 Sterling Hall. Dr. Nuh Gedik, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. “Tracking the Elusive d-wave Quasiparticle”

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Thursday, October 30th, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Professor Benigno Sanchez, CIEMTA. “Activities in Gas-Phase Photocatalysis at CIEMAT, Spain”

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Friday, October 31st, 2003 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor F. Fleming Crim, UW-Madison. “Controlling Reactions and Watching Energy Flow in Vibrationally Excited Molecules”

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Friday, October 31st, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin Carlson, Kiessling group. “Chemical Probes of the Catalytic Mechanism of UDP-Galactropyranose Mutase”

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Friday, October 31st, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Professor Nancy Hinman - Geology, University of Montana. “Lights and smoke: photochemical processes in thermal springs”

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

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

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2003 - Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Wei-Shou Hu, University of Minnesota. “Gene Discovery for Metabolic Engineering Through Genomic Exploration”

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

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Thursday, November 6th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar - Gary Parr Memorial Lecture, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Xiaoyu Chen, Graduate Student.

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

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Friday, November 7th, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Professor Mac Berthouex - Civil and Environmental Engineering. “Some Issues and Examples of Environmental Engineering in Developing Countries”

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

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

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Tuesday, November 11th, 2003 - Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Annelise E. Barron, Northwestern University. “Helical, Biomimetic Polypeptoids as Stable Therapeutic Biomaterials”

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2003 - Special Physical Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Isaiah T. Arkin, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. “Viral Ion Channels, Unplugged”

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

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

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Thursday, November 13th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Susan Przybylinski, Graduate Student.

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Friday, November 14th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Terra Potocky, Gellman group. “Cytoplasmic and Nuclear Delivery of Novel Beta-Peptides into Mammalian Cells”

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Friday, November 14th, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Glynis Lough - ETC. “The sources and spatial variation of trace metals in atmospheric particulate matter in Milwaukee, WI”

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, November 20th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Leo E. Bonilla, Thermo Electron Corp./Harvard Medical School-Partners Center for Genetics & Genomics. “High-confidence, Rapid Identification of Plasma Proteins Using Multidimensional Liquid Chromatography Coupled with Linear Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry”

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

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

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Friday, November 21st, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Joanna Skluzacek - ETC. “Factors influencing salt retention by nanoporous ceramic membranes”

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

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

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2003 - Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Jeffery Derby, University of Minnesota. “Using High-Performance Computing to Understand and Optimize the Growth of Large, Single Crystals”

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

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

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 - Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Naomi Chesler, UW-Madison. “Measurement and Modeling of Mouse Pulmonary Artery Viscoelasticity”

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

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

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

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

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Friday, December 5th, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Cheng Gu - ETC. “Sorption of Tetracycline and Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics to Inorganic Mineral Surfaces”

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

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

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

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 - Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Alan Perelson, Los Alamos National Laboratory. “Modeling Viral Infections in Vivo”

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

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Friday, December 12th, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Rebecca Sheesley- ETC. “Source apportionment of atmospheric fine particulate matter at a remote location in Michigan's Upper Peninsula”

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Analytical Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/seminars.html.

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Physical Chemistry Student Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://www.chem.wisc.edu/physical/Home.html.

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Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum

 

The Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum http://www.comsef.aiche.org of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the Physical Division of the American Chemical Society have established an open competition for scientists and engineers to use molecular simulation methods for a set of industrially relevant problems. The second competition will focus on prediction of vapor pressures and heats of vaporization, gas solubility, and enthalpies of mixing for materials. The primary goal of the Industrial Fluid Properties Simulation Challenge is to obtain an in-depth and objective assessment of our current abilities and inabilities to predict thermophysical properties of industrially challenging fluids using computer simulation. The competition is organized by scientists from 3M, BP, Colgate-Palmolive, The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, Mitsubishi Chemical, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The competition begins September 2003 when the problems are announced. Entries are due September, 2004. Full details available at http://www.cstl.nist.gov/FluidSimulationChallenge. The challenge is open to researchers from academia, government laboratories, and industry not affiliated with the organizing committee. Participants must register at the web site to ensure that their proposed methodology is eligible. All inquires should be directed to Raymond Mountain, Competition Committee Chair, National Institute of Standards and Technology, raymond.mountain@nist.gov.

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Workshop on Writing NSF Broader Impact Statements for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Proposals

Delta workshop to help 1st-year graduate students write effective broader impact statements for their NSF Graduate Research Fellowship proposals. A Workshop on Writing NSF Broader Impact Statements for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Proposals. Wednesday, October 22, 12:00 p.m., Science House, 1645 Linden Drive. Please register for this event via email to Chris Pfund at: cepfund@wisc.edu. NSF Graduate Fellowship proposals are expected to include broader impact initiatives to integrate research and education, enhance scientific and technical understanding, and/or advance diversity in science. The Delta Program in Teaching and Learning can provide graduate students with a framework in which to develop, implement, and evaluate their ideas, both for their proposals and during their fellowships. The Delta Program in Teaching and Learning is a project of the Center of the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), an NSF-funded initiative committed to developing and supporting a learning community of STEM faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and staff dedicated to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences. http://www.delta.wisc.edu.

 


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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Permanent Research Positions. Ph.D. Carbohydrate Chemist. Ph.D. Chemical (Process) Engineer. The Crop Conversion Science & Engineering Research Unit, Eastern Regional Research Center, (ERRC) Wyndmoor, PA, has immediate opening’s for 2 permanent full-time Research positions to conduct pioneering research. The positions will complement a dynamic research team made up of chemists and engineers working in state-of-the-art facilities. The overall goal is to discover new knowledge and develop new processes to make fuels and bio-based materials from renewable agricultural resources using environmentally sustainable (green) technologies. Specifically, the Engineer will develop alternative methods for grain milling and fuel ethanol production using novel enzymatic methods and engineering processes. The Chemist will develop new reactions and processes to convert grain based carbohydrates (starch, non-starch polysaccharides, mono- and oligosaccharides) into new derivatives and products with valuable functional properties. To qualify, candidates must be U.S. citizens, have Ph.D. degrees in professional engineering or chemistry. Salary range is $58,426 to $90,323, commensurate with experience. The Center is located on a beautiful 27-acre suburban campus just outside of Philadelphia, in Wyndmoor, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It has over 250 scientists, engineers, and support staff working in diverse areas of physical, chemical, and life-sciences research. The ERRC has over $30 million annual funding. Employees enjoy generous base funding for travel, equipment, supplies, and salaries. They publish research in peer-reviewed journals, participate in national and international professional scientific societies, and enjoy the ability to build international reputations in their field of research. Employees enjoy a flexible work schedule and have access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, extensive pilot plants, newly renovated laboratories, computer center, and library. To apply for the Engineering position, go to: http://www.arserrc.gov/www/3317.htm. To apply for the Chemist position, go to: http://www.arserrc.gov/www/3316.htm. To obtain additional information about the position contact: David Johnston, Lead Scientist at djohnston@errc.ars.usda.gov or Kevin Hicks, Research Leader, at khicks@errc.ars.usda.gov.

 

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Brown University, Department of Chemistry. Faculty Position in Inorganic Chemistry, 2004. Brown University invites applications for a faculty position in the Department of Chemistry with a preferred start date of July 01, 2004. The position is available at either a tenure-track Assistant Professor rank or Associate Professor rank. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry, or in a closely related field, and a record of successful research. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Assistant professor applicants will be expected to demonstrate potential for outstanding scholarship and teaching. Associate professor applicants should have an outstanding record of independent research accomplishment, with concomitant strong evidence of emerging leadership in their field. Candidates should submit a complete curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s), publication list, statement of research plans and requirements to: Professor D. A. Sweigart, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912-9108. Additionally, assistant professor applicants should have three letters of reference sent to the Search Committee. Associate professor applicants should provide the names of at least five references from whom letters can be solicited. To guarantee full consideration, all application materials should be received by December 15, 2003.

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The University of North Dakota. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for two faculty positions for Fall 2004. The first is a tenure-track position in analytical chemistry. Rank is open. The successful candidate will establish an externally-funded independent research program in the department and with significant resources and collaboration from a co-located USDA human nutrition laboratory and should be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses. Demonstrated expertise in stable isotope tracer methodologies using molecular and/or isotope ratio mass spectrometry, and knowledge/interest in molecular mass spectrometry for small molecule/metabolic analysis, is desirable. The second is a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in analytical or organic chemistry. Candidates with research interests in method development for areas of biogeochemistry or catalysis are especially encouraged to apply. For both positions, a Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience preferred. Send resume, transcripts for all degrees, research plans, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Mark Hoffmann, Chair; Department of Chemistry, Box 9024; University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, ND 58202, (701) 777-2741. Screening will begin November 15, 2003, and continue until the position is filled. Details of the department can be found at: http://www.und.edu/dept/chem.

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University of California, Davis - Faculty Positions, Theoretical Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, announces a search for two faculty positions, one an Assistant Professor and one at the Full Professor level in Theoretical Chemistry. Candidates in all areas of theoretical chemistry are invited to apply. Senior candidates should have already established an outstanding internationally recognized research record, and a strong commitment to teaching and service. The applications should include curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a summary statement of research goals. Candidates should arrange three letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf. The applications should be sent to:Theoretical Chemistry Recruitment Committee Department of Chemistry, Room 108 University of California, Davis One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. Completed applications received by November 30, 2003 will be accorded first consideration.

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University of California, Davis - Associate Professor/Full Professor. Faculty Position, Chemical Biology. The Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, invites applications for a Faculty Position in Chemical Biology with an emphasis in Organic Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry or Biomaterials. This will be at the level of Associate Professor/Full Professor. Successful candidates will have already established an outstanding research program and demonstrated a strong commitment to teaching. All applicants should provide a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), a two-page summary of previous research, concise research proposals, and three letters of reference to; Chemical Biology Recruitment Committee Department of Chemistry University of California, Davis One Shields Avenue Davis, CA 95616. Completed applications received by November 30, 2003 will be accorded first consideration.

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The Departments of Chemistry and Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Minnesota Duluth invite applications for a 9-month tenure-track assistant professor position with summer support beginning in July, 2004. The Department of Chemistry will be the tenure home with a joint appointment in the College of Pharmacy. The departments seek applicants capable of establishing a nationally recognized, externally funded research program in contemporary medicinal chemistry/bioorganic chemistry. The successful applicant is expected to develop excellence in research and teaching at the undergraduate, professional PharmD and graduate levels, advise undergraduate, professional PharmD and graduate students and fulfill service obligations. The successful candidate will have earned a Ph. D. in medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry or a related field (e.g., bio-organic chemistry) and have post-doctoral research experience. Good communication skills, evidence of potential to develop an independent research program, and the ability to teach undergraduate courses as well as professional PharmD and graduate courses in his/her field of expertise, are also required. Teaching experience in medicinal chemistry is desired. Regular 9-month tenure track appointment. Review of completed applications will begin November 15, 2003 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement and description of a proposed research program, and have three letters of recommendation sent separately to: Dr. Robert Carlson, Professor Department of Chemistry University of Minnesota Duluth, 1039 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812. Other contact information: email: rcarlson@d.umn.edu, fax: (218) 726-7394. Details of the departments can be found at: http://www.d.umn.edu/chem, http://www.pharmacy.umn.edu/resgrad/medchem/index.htm.

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The University of Maryland invites applications for faculty positions in our Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, preferably but not limited to appointment as Assistant Professor. The department seeks individuals who will be leaders in the chemical sciences through exemplary research and teaching at the University of Maryland. Applicants with breakthrough research interests in interfacial areas are particularly encouraged to apply. The department is defining itself within the unique research environment in which it resides, and we seek faculty who would complement this endeavor. One of four departments within the College of Life Sciences, members of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry participate in university centers and initiatives that include the Center for Biological Structure and Organization, the NSF-funded Materials Science and Engineering Center, the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, as well as a university-wide initiative in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a three-page summary of research plans, a statement of educational interests, and contact information for three persons from whom letters of recommendation can be requested. Electronic submission of application through the department's web page is required: http://www.chem.umd.edu/employment.html. We seek scholars who will build highly visible, widely acclaimed research programs and who are capable of excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching in chemistry and/or biochemistry. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. degree, demonstrated accomplishments in independent research and promise as an effective educator of chemistry. Review of applications will begin September 29, 2003, but we will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled.

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The Chemistry Department at The University of Tennessee invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of Analytical Chemistry. Preference will be given to the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates at higher rank will be considered. The appointment will begin in August 2004. Candidates who have research backgrounds and interests in the area of electrochemistry and who can contribute to interdisciplinary, inter-institutional programs at the University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, such as catalysis and nanoscale material sciences, are encouraged to apply. Further information on these and other UT-ORNL programs can be found at the University and National Laboratory web sites. Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing how their qualifications meet the position requirements, a vita, a description of proposed research, and electronic contact information for four references to: Analytical Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 37996-1600. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2003, and continue until the position is filled.

 

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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at SIUC is seeking to hire one or more professors at any level. A university wide strategic hiring initiative supports interdisciplinary and collaborative research in the fields of energy, biotechnology, nanotechnology, materials science, and others. We are particularly interested in Analytical, Organic, and Inorganic candidates that complement our departmental strengths in materials and biological chemistry. We offer Ph.D., M.S., B.S., and B.A. degrees in various specializations; candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level. A Ph.D. in chemistry or related field is required and postdoctoral experience is desirable. All applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, one or more brief research proposals, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants for assistant professor must demonstrate the potential for developing a primarily externally-funded research program and excellence in teaching. Applicants for the rank of associate professor must have demonstrated a strong record of teaching excellence and must have developed a nationally-recognized research program that has been primarily funded by external research grants. Applicants for the rank of full professor must provide solid evidence of originality and creativity that will continue into the future, a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, and a sustained research program of international stature. Applicants for senior positions should submit the names and contact information for three references. Applicants for assistant professor should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL 62901-4409. Applicant reviews will commence Oct. 20, 2003 and continue until the positions are filled.

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University of Maine at Farmington. Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Full time, Tenure track. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry. Any area of chemistry will be considered, with successful candidates having teaching/professional development interests that complement our interdisciplinary Natural Sciences department. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate teaching, advising, scholarly activity and community service. Terminal degree is required for tenure; an ABD may be considered at the rank of instructor. Position begins September 2, 2004, with review of applications beginning December 1, 2003 and continuing until the position is filled. Submit a letter of interest, vita, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a concise statement of teaching philosophy and research plans, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Terry Morocco, UMF, 173 High Street / Preble Hall, Farmington, ME 04938, phone: 207778-7389, E-mail: terrym@maine.edu. Please check out our home page at http://www.umf.maine.edu.

 

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The University of Washington (Seattle) Department of Chemistry. Applications are invited for tenure track appointments in the Department of Chemistry. Candidates in all areas of chemistry and interdisciplinary areas involving chemistry will be considered for appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, but we seek especially individuals with interests in the areas of organic chemistry or organic chemical biology and synthetic materials chemistry (particularly organic photonic materials). Candidates with interests in the areas of design, synthesis, or characterization of electroactive or electrooptic materials and with the potential to provide program leadership may be considered for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level. Successful candidates will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and to develop vigorous, externally funded research programs. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by date of appointment. Please submit a curriculum vitae, statement of future research interests and (at the Assistant Professor rank) three letters of reference to: Paul B. Hopkins, Chair, Department of Chemistry (Search), Box 351700, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1700. Priority will be given to applications received by October 17, 2003. Email inquiries should be directed to: search@chem.washington.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at Eastern Illinois University is seeking an energetic individual to fill a tenure-track position in analytical or physical chemistry. The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level and will be effective August, 2004. 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 analytical or physical chemistry or related field is required; postdoctoral experience is highly desired. Candidates must also show promise for excellence in teaching and for establishing a vigorous, externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate (MS) students. Interested persons are also encouraged to visit the University's web site at http://www.eiu.edu. Starting date is August, 2004. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2003 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, CV, research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Dr. Barbara Lawrence, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920, phone: 217-581-2720, e-mail: efball@eiu.edu. Further information about the department is available at: http://www.eiu.edu/~eiuchem/.

 

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Position. Bioinorganic and Organometallic Chemistry, University of Rochester. There is at least one opening in the Holland Research Group for a synthetic chemist who will work on the border of organometallic chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry. The group largely focuses on the chemistry of nitrogen, hydrogen, and organic substrates with three-coordinate iron complexes, in an effort to gain insight into the mechanism of nitrogenase. This leads to interesting coordination chemistry and organometallic chemistry (high-spin, 12-electron complexes), and interesting bioinorganic chemistry (nitrogenase is one of the great mysteries in the field). In its initial three years, we have made substantial progress, and hope to find the right chemists to keep the momentum going. The position is ideal for an organometallic chemist who wants to broaden their knowledge by learning about biochemistry and spectroscopy while continuing to practice synthetic chemistry, a bioinorganic chemist who wants to work with especially exciting model compounds, a computational chemist who wants to look in depth at the electronic structure and spectroscopy of our compounds. Some highlights of Rochester Chemistry include: excellent facilities; a wonderful synthetic inorganic tradition at Rochester led by Bill Jones and Rich Eisenberg; and the city of Rochester, which has the amenities of a metropolitan area without the problems of a large city. For more information: http://hollandimac.chem.rochester.edu, holland@chem.rochester.edu.

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