Chemistry Newsletter - 10/22/2001

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXV No. 35 October 22nd, 2001

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

November 13th, 2001 December 11th, 2001 January 8th, 2002
February 12th, 2002 March 12th, 2002 April 9th, 2002 May 14th, 2002

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

November 6th, 2001 November 20th, 2001
December 4th, 2001 December 18th, 2001 January 15th, 2002 February 5th, 2002
February 19th, 2002 March 5th, 2002 March 19th, 2002 April 2nd, 2002
April 16th, 2002 May 7th, 2002 May 21st, 2002

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2001 - Hirschfelder Prize Lecture Series. 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Bruce Berne, Columbia University. "Polarizable Force Fields for Waterans Aqueous Solutions"

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Rodney O. Fox, Iowa State University. "BSL and Beyond: Transport Modeling of Turbulent Reacting Flows"

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2001 - Hirschfelder Prize Lecture Series. 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Bruce Berne, Columbia University. "Simulating Quantum Dynamics in Condensed Systems"

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Juan Xie, Graduate Student. "Electron Transfer in Proteins"

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Thursday, October 25th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Jason Pontrello.

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Monday, October 29th, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Leonardo Paterno, UW CPAM. " Fabrication of Ultra-Thin Films of Conducting Polymers by Self-Assembly Technique"

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Monday, October 29th, 2001 - Madison Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group, 7:30 p.m., Room 1360, Biotechnology Center. Dr. Smith is Professor of Chemistry and at the Eppley Cancer Center Director of Nebraska Center for Mass Spectrometry. "Hydrogen Exchange - Mass Spectrometry and the Next Step in Proteomics"

********************Tuesday, October 30th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor David Smith, University of Nebraska. "Nuts and Bolts of Hydrogen Exchange - Mass Spectrometry"

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Michio Iwaoka, University of Tokyo. "Weak Nonbonded Interactions in Selenium Compounds and Proteins"

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar (McElvain), 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. David Wineland, NIST-Boulder. "Quantum Computers and Schroedinger's Cat"

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Jay Keasling, University of California-Berkeley. "Remodeling Cellular Metabolism for Biosynthesis and Biodegradation"

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Paul Ludden, UW-Madison, Biochemistry.

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Thursday, November 1st, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Valerie Keller.

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Thursday, November 1st, 2001 - Chemical Education Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry, Professor Stanley Smith, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "Teaching Computers to Teach, 1968 - 2001".

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Monday, November 5th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor William Evans, University of California-Irvine.

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Monday, November 5th, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. J. Kamakshi, UW Chemistry, Graduate Student. "Self-Assembly of Proteins on Membranes"

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Nancy Thompson, UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry.Matt Hutchison (Crim Group). "Vibrationally Mediated Photodissociation of Ammonia"

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Wednesday, November 7th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Joan Broderick, Michigan State University.

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Thursday, November 8th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Thomas C. Farrar, UW-Madison. "Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Structure and Dynamics and Hydrogen Bonding Liquids"

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Thursday, November 8th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Thomas Clark.

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Monday, November 12th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Bob Clark, UW Madison, Graduate Student.

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Monday, November 12th, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Martha Montague, UW Chemical Engineering. "Imaging Layers Based on Surface-Initiated Polymers"

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Jingsong Zhang, University of California-Riverside.

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Travis Berggren (Smith Group). "Single Pulse Nanoelectrospray Mass Spectrometry-Ink Jet Printing Meets Mass Spec"

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Mark A. Barteau, University of Delaware. "Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Surface Oxametallacycles: Connections to Olefin Epoxidation"

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Dave Schubert.

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Thursday, November 15th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor David C. Schwartz, UW Madison. "Single Molecule Systems for Genome Analysis"

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Thursday, November 15th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Matthew Hinderaker.

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Monday, November 19th, 2001 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. SonBinh Nguyen, Northwestern University. "Polymer-Biopolymer and Polymer-Inorganic Nano-Structures: Novel Hybrid Materials"

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Monday, November 19th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Susie Martins - Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Jeffery Hubbell, Institute for Biomedical Engineering, ETH and University of Zurich.

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Wednesday, November 21st, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Omar Green - Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Wei Cai (Hamers Group). "Chemical Patterning of Iodine-terminated Silicon Surfaces Using Visible Light"

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Costas Maranas, Penn State. "Modeling and Optimization in Protein and Metabolic Engineering"

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Thursday, November 29th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Robert Rossi, Carleton College. "Just One Fix: An Idealist's Dogged Pursuit of the Solar Photoelectrochemical Golden Fleece"

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Thursday, November 29th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Alex Shaginian.

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Chris Lawrence (Skinner Group). "Ultrafast Vibrational Spectroscopy of Water"

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Tim Deming, University of California-Santa Barbara.

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Fabio Ribeiro, Polytechnic Institute. "Hydrodechlorination Reactions on Palladium Catalysts"

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Thursday, December 6th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Matthew Woll.

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Thursday, December 6th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Reginald M. Penner, University of California-Irvine.

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Tuesday, December 11th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Kristi Anseth, University of Colorado, Boulder. "Photopolymerization of Degradable Polymer Networks and Their Medical Applications"

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Thursday, December 13th, 2001 - Organic Seminar - Industrial McElvain Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Eric M. Gordon, Sunesis.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Casey CP; Carpenetti DW; Sakurai H.

Models for intermediates in metallocene-catalyzed alkene polymerization: Alkene dissociation from Cp2Zr[eta(1) eta(2)-CH2Si(CH3)(2)CH2CH=CH2][B(C6F5)(4)].

ORGANOMETALLICS 2001, Vol 20, Iss 20, pp 4262-4265.

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Nguyen TM; Lee D.

A novel reactivity of SeO2 with 1,3-dienes: Formation of syn 1,2-and 1,4-diols via a facile C-Se bond oxidation.

ORGANIC LETTERS 2001, Vol 3, Iss 20, pp 3161-3163.

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Cheatum CM; Heckscher MM; Bingemann D; Crim FF.

CH2I2 fundamental vibrational relaxation in solution studied by transient electronic absorption spectroscopy.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2001, Vol 115, Iss 15, pp 7086-7093.

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Gihring TM; Druschel GK; McCleskey RB; Hamers RJ; Banfield JF.

Rapid arsenite oxidation by Thermus aquaticus and Thermus thermophilus: Field and laboratory investigations.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 2001, Vol 35, Iss 19, pp 3857-3862.

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Santelli CM; Welch SA; Westrich HR; Banfield JF.

The effect of Fe-oxidizing bacteria on Fe-silicate mineral dissolution.

CHEMICAL GEOLOGY 2001, Vol 180, Iss 1-4, pp 99-115.

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Nelsen SF; Konradsson A; Jentzsch TL; O'Konek JJ; Pladziewicz JR.

Comparison of gas and solution phase intrinsic rate constants for electron transfer of tetraalkylhydrazines.

JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-PERKIN TRANSACTIONS 2 2001, Iss 9, pp 1552-1556.

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Tsodikov OV; Holbrook JA; Shkel IA; Record MT.

Analytic binding isotherms describing competitive interactions of a protein ligand with specific and nonspecific sites on the same DNA oligomer.

BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL 2001, Vol 81, Iss 4, pp 1960-1969.

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Guzei IA; Dougan JS; Treichel PM.

Hydrogen bonding in bis(triphenylphosphine-P)iminium hydrogensulfate chloroform solvate.

ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION C-CRYSTAL STRUCTURE COMMUNICATIONS 2001, Vol 57, pp 1060-1061.

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Copyright © 2001 Institute for Scientific Information

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NIH - Intramural Research Training Award

As senior year progresses, many science majors are looking for opportunities to further their academic career and/or learn more about biomedical research. The NIH Academy at the National Institutes of Health is an unparalleled opportunity to do both. The NIH Academy is a residential research-training program for recent college graduates. Trainees in the program spend a year working with premier researchers on topics dedicated to the elimination of health disparities, which are differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of disease and other adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups in the United States. In addition to working in the laboratory, there are two additional educational components to the Academy: seminars and workshops on topics related to health disparities, as well as skills development and general knowledge workshops. During their tenure at the NIH, Academy participants are encouraged and expected to initiate the application process for graduate and/or medical school. Applications for the NIH Academy Class of 2002 (which begins in September 2002) are currently being accepted. The application deadline is February 15, 2002. For more information about the NIH Academy or to submit an online application, please visit our website at http://www.training.nih.gov. Students should be prepared to include a cover letter detailing their interest in working on the elimination of health disparities and, a resume. They must also request three letters of recommendation, which are also submitted to us electronically. If you have further questions or comments, feel free to contact me directly at (301) 435-8014 or via email at: DrewL@OD.NIH.GOV.

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Advancement of Women Chemists

We are writing to make you aware of the recently formed Committee on the Advancement of Women Chemists (COACh). This organization was formed by a group of chemists who are working towards increasing the numbers of women in academic positions in the chemical sciences. The focus of COACh is aimed at meeting three specific goals: 1) making certain women in academic chemistry are successful at achieving their research and/or teaching goals, 2) providing networking forums so that women in the chemical sciences may serve as coaches and resources for one another, and 3) studying factors that may be contributing to low numbers of women in academic chemistry. One of our current activities is to sponsor professional development workshops in areas such as effective communication, leadership, negotiation, and management skills for women faculty in departments like yours at national ACS and AlChE meetings. These workshops are funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, the Department of Energy, and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. For a limited time, COACh is providing a full scholarship to enable attendance at these workshops. We urge you to make your women faculty aware of this resource. Being a COACh member is free and open to all. Membership entitles you or your department to receive further editions of our newsletter by e-mail. Please visit us on-line at http://coach.uoregon.edu/ to join our growing community. As an added benefit of membership, we invite you to advertise position openings in your department on our website. To contact us about this or with any other questions, please e-mail: coach@darkwing.uoregon.edu. We look forward to hearing from you.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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GeneSoft, Inc. Thanks to our unique technology developed by California Institute of Technology scientists, GeneSoft, Inc. is positioned to deliver on the promise of the Human Genome Project. We're designing small molecules that can recognize a given genome sequence - and bind with DNA to act on the genes involved in disease. As we gear up to develop marketable drugs as rapidly as possible, we're seeking world-class scientists who desire a challenging career and an opportunity to help develop a new generation of therapeutics that could change the course of human health. Bring your skills, knowledge and creativity to this position in our South San Francisco location. Staff Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry: In this position the Senior Staff Scientist will be responsible for areas of research within medicinal chemistry. Examples may include SAR for lead(s), molecular design based on relevant biological parameters within a therapeutic area, developing necessary chemistry to achieve these objectives, influence on compound progression, ensuring necessary interdisciplinary communication to support synthetic programs. These areas of research may be therapeutic and/or technology based programs. Additionally, the Staff Scientist will be responsible for supervising and training employees. Qualifications include a PhD in chemistry with preferably 2+ years of post-doc or industry experience in medicinal chemistry. Industry obtained lead optimization and lead identification experience strongly desired, preferably using relevant parallel synthesis technologies. Successful candidates also need to demonstrate strong organic synthesis knowledge, research background and achievements. Excellent communication skills essential and project management skills an advantage. Your contribution will be rewarded with a competitive salary and stock options, and a package of benefits to promote your health and well being. For consideration, please e-mail, fax, or send your resume to the attention of Human Resources at: GeneSoft, Inc., 7300 Shoreline Court, South San Francisco, CA 94080, Phone: 650-837-1800, Fax: 650-827-0478, E-mail: info@genesoft.com, Web: http://www.genesoft.com.

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Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges seek a tenure-track chemist to be one of eight chemists in an interdisciplinary science program consisting of 22 faculty in chemistry, biology and physics. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education and will participate in introductory through advanced courses including organic chemistry, biochemistry, and a course for non-science majors. An active research program involving undergraduates is essential and support for its initiation will be provided through competitive startup funding. A Ph.D. and a record of scholarly publication are required. Postdoctoral and teaching experience are preferred. Appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level to begin July 2002. The Joint Science Program of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges serves a combined enrollment of 2600 students and is located in a modern facility well equipped for teaching and research (300-MHz NX% GC-MS, HPLC, FT-IR, Fluorometer, AAS, and SGI workstations). These liberal arts institutions are part of the Claremont Consortium which also includes Harvey Mudd College, Pomona College and the Keck Graduate Institute, all of which have active chemistry programs. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a description of proposed research program with major equipment needs, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Chemistry Search Committee, W. M. Keck Science Center, The Claremont Colleges, 925 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711-5916. Any inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Kersey Black at kblack@jsd.claremont.edu or (909)607-3091. Departmental web page information: http://www.jsd.claremont.edu. Review of applications will begin November 9, 2001, but the position will remain open until filled.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Beloit College seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Ph.D. required. Teaching includes Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, and General Chemistry, as well as participation in a biology and chemistry interdisciplinary program and in all college programs. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active undergraduate research program at the interface between biology and chemistry. Send curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching and research interests, and three letters of reference to: Prof. George Lisensky, Department of Chemistry, Beloit College, 700 College Street, Beloit, WI 53511. Review of applicants win begin November 1, 2001 and continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at New York University invites applications for two fulltime, tenured or tenure-track positions, open-rank to start September 1, 2002, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. The Department is undergoing a major development effort that includes multiple faculty appointments and major improvements in laboratory and instrumentation facilities.

Experimental Chemistry: Applicants should have a very strong research record and be committed to teaching. Individuals in all areas of experimental organic, bioorganic, or biophysical chemistry will be considered, with specializations in areas such as, but not restricted to, neurochemistry, genomics and proteomics, materials science, environmental chemistry, and nanotechnology.

Theoretical Chemistry: The Department has a highly active theoretical/computational group, with interests ranging from quantum dynamics of chemical reactions, clusters, and condensed phases, to Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations of biological macromolecules. Applicants should have a very strong research record and be committed to teaching. Individuals in all areas of theoretical chemistry will be considered, but areas that complement current efforts are especially welcome. These include ab initio electronic structure methods, quantum and molecular mechanics and dynamics methods applicable to large, complex systems, including biological systems, materials, atmospheric/environment, and biomolecular chemistry. Candidates should submit applications including a CV, a list of publications, a statement of future research plans, and three letters of reference. The Search Committees will begin reviewing applications in early Fall. To guarantee early consideration, application materials should be received by October 15 and addressed to: the appropriate Faculty Search Committee (Experimental or Theoretical Chemistry), Department of Chemistry, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, Room 1001, New York, NY 10003. Website: http://www.nyu.edu/pages/chemistry/.

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Assistant Professor, Inorganic Chemistry. The Department of Chemical Sciences, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in August 2002. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching (inorganic chemistry and introductory chemistry) and to developing a research program appropriate to an undergraduate setting (for more information on undergraduate research at Bridgewater State College, visit our web page: www.bridgew.edu/Academic/Honors/BUROP/. A Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience in inorganic chemistry or a related area are required, as are excellent oral and written communication skills. Prior teaching experience is preferred. For consideration, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita and three professional references to: Office of Human Resources, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA 02325. Review of complete applications will begin on October 29, 2001 and continue until position is filled.

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The University of Rhode Island. Assistant Professor, Analytical Chemistry. Ph.D. in chemistry or closely related field required, postdoctoral or industrial experience preferred. Must demonstrate commitment to become an effective teacher of Analytical Chemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Must demonstrate the likelihood to develop an externally funded research program. The research area is open, but the applicant must demonstrate the ability to work with either the Forensic Science Partnership or the Sensors and Surface Technology Partnership at URI (for more information on Partnerships, see www.chm.uri.edu). This is a tenure track appointment beginning fall, 2002. Submit a vita, a description of research plans, required startup costs, a statement of teaching philosophy, and have three letters of recommendation sent by 10-15-01 to: William Euler, Search Committee Chair (Log # 021432), University of Rhode Island, P. 0. Box G, Kingston, RI 02881.

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Brandeis University invites applications for two tenure-track positions, one in organic chemistry and one in inorganic chemistry, to start on or after July 1, 2002. Candidates must provide evidence of potential distinction in innovative research and in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Appointments are anticipated at the assistant professor level, but more senior appointments are possible. Those with interests in organometallic, bioinorganic, bioorganic, materials, and synthetic chemistry are urged to apply. Applicants should provide a CV, describe their research plans, and arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to: Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, MS-015, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110 or chmsrch@brandeis.edu. Applications will be reviewed as they become complete, but those received after Nov 15, 2001 may not receive full consideration.

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The Department of Chemistry at Rutgers University-Newark seeks to fill a tenure-track position for Assistant Professor, beginning September 2002. The Department particularly solicits applicants with research interests in experimental materials chemistry, including but not limited to, surface modification, surface characterization & imaging, liquid crystals & polymers, and nanochemistry. The University will provide a competitive start-up package and an attractive salary. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related discipline, and are expected to establish a well-funded research program and have strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. The Chemistry Department at Rutgers-Newark awards B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees (http://chemistry.rutgers.edu). The applicant's CV, description of research plans, and at least 3 letters of reference should be sent to: Faculty Search Committee, c/o Professor W. Phillip Huskey, Department Chair, Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University, 73 Warren St., Newark, NJ 07102. The search committee will begin reviewing application packages November 5.

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The Department of Chemistry at Tennessee Technological University (TTU) invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in theoretical physical chemistry starting August 1, 2002. Research interests may be in any area of theoretical physical chemistry, but candidates that can participate in the Ph.D. Program in Environmental Sciences or have interests complimentary to present faculty are especially sought. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physical chemistry or chemical physics with post-doctoral experience preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, an ability to contribute to the physical chemistry laboratory course, and the potential to develop a viable independent research program involving undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence for a present and continuing record of publication is expected. Complete position summary available at http://www2.tntech.edu/jobs/. Submit a curriculum vitae, TTU application form, summary of research plans, statement of teaching philosophy in physical chemistry, copies of transcripts, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation forwarded to: Professor Robert J. Glinski, Search Chair, Department of Chemistry, Box 5055, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN 38505. Initial screening of applications will begin on November 9, 2001; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at Tennessee Technological University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in analytical/enviromental chemistry starting August 1, 2002. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in analytical or environmental chemistry with post-doctoral experience preferred. The successful candidate should have demonstrated potential to excel as an educator at both the undergraduate and graduate level and contribute to the Ph.D. Program in Enviromental Sciences. The applicant will be expected to establish a strong independent research program in the area of environmental or analytical chemistry that compliments the existing research efforts of the department. A detailed description of the Department of Chemistry is available at http://eagle.tntech.edu/www/acad/chem. Applicants should send a detailed resume, a TTU application, description of research interests and teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Dr. Dale D. Ensor, Chairman of Search Committee, Chemistry Department, Tennessee Technological University, Box 5055, Cookeville, TN 38505. Initial review of the applications will begin October 22, 2001; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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North Central College invites applications for a tenure track appointment as assistant or associate professor beginning September 2002. Ph.D. required. Applicants should demonstrate the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and development of a productive research program involving undergraduates. Teaching assignment includes our sophomore level analytical chemistry course and an advanced course, both with lab. All faculty members participate in introductory courses and the college interdisciplinary program, which we consider to be a vital component of our teaching. For more information about the school and department, see http://www.noctrl.edu. Send letter of application, vita, teaching philosophy, research proposal detailing how students will be involved, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Nancy Peterson, c/o Academic Affairs Office, North Central College, 30 N Brainard Street, Naperville, IL 60540-4690. Review of applications begins November 26, 2001 and continues until the position is filled.

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Grand Valley State University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in Chemical Education at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2002. The position requires a doctorate in chemical education or a Ph.D. in chemistry with demonstrated expertise in chemical education. The successful candidate must possess a strong interest in undergraduate education and demonstrate excellence in teaching. Responsibilities will include teaching courses in general chemistry, teacher preparation, and scholarly activity appropriate for the discipline. Application review will begin November 1, 2001 and will continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, a brief summary of proposed scholarship activities, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Blair Miller, Chemistry Department, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401.

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The Department of Chemistry at Wayne State University seeks applications for three tenured or tenure-track positions at the assistant to full professor levels beginning August 2002 in any area of Analytical/Physical, Inorganic, or Organic Chemistry. All candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and have the potential to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program. Junior candidates should send a complete resume and description of future research plans, as well as three letters of recommendation addressing both research and teaching potential. Senior candidates should send an application letter and a resume. information about the department can be found at www.chem.wikyne.edu All materials should be sent to: Professor Charles H. Winter, Associate Chair, 143 Chemistry Wayne State University, 5101 Cass Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202-3489. Review of applications will begin October 15,2001. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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The Department of Chemistry at Portland State University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions, one in organic/bio-organic chemistry and the other in analytical/physical chemistry. Both positions are expected to begin September 2002. Although we anticipate filling these positions at the assistant professor level, we will give serious consideration to applications from candidates at more advanced stages of their careers with established and funded research programs. The successful applicants (Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience required) will be expected to develop creative and well-funded research programs and to demonstrate excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate (M.S./Ph.D.) levels. The Department of Chemistry supports graduate programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, an ACS accredited undergraduate program in chemistry, and research programs centered on the broad themes of biological, materials, and environmental chemistry. The department is especially interested in candidates whose research would add strength to one or more of these research areas. Further, it is anticipated that the person filling the organic chemistry position will take a leading role in the graduate-level organic chemistry curriculum and therefore must have research and teaching interests suitable to this role. The person filling the analytical/physical chemistry position is expected to be responsible primarily for the analytical chemistry curriculum and so should possess training and interests commensurate with this role. Additional information on the Department of Chemistry and the university can be obtained at http://www.chem.pdx.edu. Applications should include a current curriculum vitae, a description of research plans and funding history, and a statement of teaching interests/philosophy. Applicants should arrange to have at least three reference letters sent directly. All application materials should be sent to the relevant search chair: Chair, Analytical (or Organic) Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Portland State University, PO Box 751, Portland OR 97207-0751. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2001, and continue until the positions are filled.

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Purdue University, Organic Chemistry, Assistant Professor, tenure track, August 2002. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate organic chemistry Courses, and to mount an active research program involving undergraduate students in a department offering an ACS-certified B.S. and a non-thesis M.S. degree. The Ph.D. degree is required; post-doctoral experience is preferred. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a background in bioorganic chemistry, but all qualified organic chemists should apply. Qualified women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Send current curriculum vitae, a description of research plans and philosophy of teaching, and arrange to send at least three letters of recommendation, and official undergraduate and graduate transcripts to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499. Review of applications will begin October 31. Website is at http://www.ipfw.edu.

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The University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Chemistry is seeking one full-time temporary assistant professor. Duties include: Teach chemistry courses, mainly in the area of organic chemistry. Conduct research and supervise research students in the area of electrophilic addition reactions, and reactions of associated products. Participate in technology transfer and research developments that are related to organic chemistry and involve scientific expertise and products in the Former Soviet Union, especially involving the Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry and the Russian Academy of Sciences. Appointment dates: 1/10/2002 through approximately May 31, 2004. Qualifications: Ph.D. in organic chemistry. Two years university-level teaching experience, including experience teaching organic chemistry. One year research experience with electrophilic addition reactions. Experience directing research students. One year postdoctoral research experience. Knowledge of Russian language. Knowledge of scientific infrastructure of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry. Completed applications will be reviewed beginning 10/25/2001 and continuing until the position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (including email addresses if available) to: Dr. Paul Siders, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth MN 55812, web: http://www.d.umn.edu/chem, e-mail: psiders@d.umn.edu, fax: (218)726-7394.

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University of Oklahoma. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for one tenured or tenure-track faculty position in Physical Chemistry, beginning August 2002. Appointments at the assistant or associate professor rank will be considered. The Department is particularly interested in programs that interface Chemistry with Materials Science (e.g. nanomaterials) or Biology (e.g. structural genomics, including protein NMR, X-ray diffraction, or computational biology), hence applicants with interests in the biomedical and/or materials related areas of Physical Chemistry are especially encouraged. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree, be highly committed to teach Physical Chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and must be strongly motivated to maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program. Applicants should submit a vita/resume, a description of research plans, and the names of three references to: Professor Ralph A. Wheeler, Chair of Physical Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, 620 Parrington Oval, Room 208, Norman, OK 73019. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the search committee Chair. Review of the applications will begin on November 1, but the position will remain open until it is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Position, 129Xe Optical Pumping and Solid-State NMR. An opening for a postdoctoral scientist is available in Dr. Daniel Raftery's laboratory in the Chemistry Department at Purdue University. The work will primarily concern the development of the hyperpolarized xenon NMR technique. A primary focus of the work will be to study the surfaces of polycrystalline and single crystal materials. Our group has developed methods to combine xenon optical pumping with magic angle spinning, which is advantageous for a variety of surface NMR studies. This technique is being applied to study novel or advanced materials with important surface properties. We are also currently investigating and optimizing a number of approaches for polarization transfer mechanisms, which allow for large enhancements in the NMR signal of surface nuclei and for selective enhancement of surface species. Solid-state NMR instrumentation available include a Chemagnetics Infinity 400, Varian Inova 300 and Chemagnetics/Tecmag 200 MHz spectrometers. The position requires strong NMR skills and an ability to work with graduate students. Familiarity with NMR instrumentation and/or surface chemistry is considered a plus. The postdoctoral scientist will also have considerable freedom to explore a number of other experiments in the lab that are of mutual interest. Interested applicants should send a CV and a cover letter that includes a short statement of research interests. Applicants should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent as soon as possible. The position is available now for one year, with a second year available by mutual consent. Applicants should feel free to contact me directly by mail, e-mail: raftery@purdue.edu or phone: 765-494-6070. Send to: Daniel Raftery, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1393.

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Louisiana State University. Postdoctoral position, Nanoscale Inorganic-Organic Chemistry. This position involves synthesis of new types of porous inorganic-organic molecules and solids. Multifunctional "nodes" will be used to join metal-containing "rods", producing molecular and network solids with large pores (10-20 A in diameter). Possible applications include sensors and shape-selective catalysts. Candidates with experience in organic or inorganic synthesis, preparation and characterization of nanomaterials, or related areas are invited to apply. Please send a resume and complete graduate transcript(s), and arrange to have at least two letters of recommendation sent, to: Dr. Andrew W. Maverick, Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA 70803-1804. Resumes only (not transcripts or recommendation letters) may be submitted electronically to maverick@lsu.edu. The project is supported by the Department of Energy's Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology program. Additional information concerning the project is available at: http://www.chem.lsu.edu/htdocs/people/awmaverick/research.htm.

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Tulane University. Two postdoctoral positions are available. One position is in the area of pulsed laser deposition (PLD); the other is in the area of chemical dynamics. Engineering applications for both projects lie in the materials arena. Projects use a variety of lasers, chambers, and surface diagnostic equipment. The salary and benefits are reasonable. Interested parties should send a curriculum vitae and one letter of reference to: Professor Brent Koplitz Department of Chemistry Tulane University New Orleans, LA 70118. Any questions should be directed to brent@tulane.edu.

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