Chemistry Newsletter - 10/22/2007

 

  University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

 

XXXI - No. 34 October 22nd, 2007

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Katie Patridge Receives a 2008 Abbott Graduate Fellowship

Congratulations to Katie Patridge on her receipt of the 2008 Abbott Graduate Fellowship in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. This provides a one-year full graduate fellowship. Katie is a student in Tehshik Yoon's group. Congratulations to Katie!

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Matt Bierman Receives a 2007-2008 Air Products Graduate Fellowship

Congratulations to Matt Bierman as the recipient of the 2007-2008 Air Products Graduate Fellowship. The fellowship provides a 9-month scholarship for a graduate student doing research in areas of interest to Air Products Corp. Congratulations to Matt!

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The 38th Annual Presentation

ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS CHEERY IN THE LAB OF SHAKHASHIRI

Saturday, December 1, at 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm

Sunday, December 2, at 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm

Room 1351 Chemistry Building, 1101 University Avenue, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Members of the campus community may obtain free tickets to any of the presentations by sending a self-addressed campus-mail envelope along with a request indicating the date and time of the desired presentation and the number of tickets needed to Patti Puccio at the WISL mailbox (lower left area of mailboxes.) If you require more than ten tickets, please include a list of the names and addresses of the persons for whom you are requesting tickets. Tickets will be distributed starting November 5.

For information on the Holiday shows, please see the poster at the end of this newsletter.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Department meetings are open to all students, staff, and faculty, and we encourage everyone to join us.

November 20th, 2007

December 11th, 2007

February 12th, 2008

March 11th, 2008

April 15th, 2008

May 13th, 2008

Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130

 

November 6th, 2007

 

November 20th, 2007

December 4th, 2007

December 18th, 2007

January 22nd, 2008

February 5th, 2008

February 19th, 2008

March 4th, 2008

March 25th, 2008

April 1st, 2008

April 22nd, 2008

May 6th, 2008

May 20th, 2008

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SEMINARS

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Serena DeBeer, SSRL SLAC. “Spectroscopic Characterization of High-Valent Managense and Iron Complexes”

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Thursday, October 25th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nickeisha Stephenson (Stahl/Gellman Group). “Organic Building Blocks Derived from Carbon Dioxide”

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Friday, October 26th, 2007 - EC&T Seminar, 12:00 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Laboratory. Sam Sibley, EC&T. “Viruses in Water: Concentration Techniques and Utility as Fecal Source Tracking Agents”

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mo Movassaghi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Cascade Reactions in Complex Alkaloid Total Synthesis”

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Vladislav Sadtchenko, George Washington University. “Fast Thermal Desorption Spectroscopy and Microcalorimetry--New Tools to Uncover Mysteries of Ice”

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chuan He, University of Chicago. “Bacterial Regulation of Metal Ions, Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance”

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Thursday, November 1st, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Roberto Risi (Burke Group).

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Friday, November 2nd, 2007 - Department Colloquium - The Third Irving Shain Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Banholzer, Chief Technology Officer of The Dow Chemical Company.

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Christopher M. Cheatum, University of Iowa. “Spectroscopic Probes of Enzyme Dynamics”

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ross Weatherman, Purdue University.

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Associate Professor Andrew D. Miranker, Yale University. “Elucidating Molecular Mechanisms On and Off the Pathway to Amyloid Deposition”

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Thursday, November 15th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Margaret Wong (Kiessling Group).

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William F. Polik, Hope College.

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nitash P. Balsara, University of California, Berkeley.

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Thursday, November 29th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sayani Chattopadhyay (Raines Group).

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Helen Blackwell, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Thursday, December 6th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Giuliano (Gellman Group).

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Thursday, December 13th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amanda Musch (Berry Group).

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sean M. Decatur, Mt. Holyoke College.

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Thursday, January 24th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christine McInnis (Blackwell Group).

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Cynthia Burrows, University of Utah.

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon P.D. Abbatt, University of Toronto.

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Thursday, January 31st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Ischay (Yoon Group).

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Victor I. Klimov, Los Alamos National Laboratories.

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Thursday, February 7th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Corinne Lipscomb (Mahanthappa Group).

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Monday, February 11th and Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Merck Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy Swager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Associate Professor Douglas J. Tobias, University of California, Irvine.

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Thursday, February 14th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shane Mangold (Kiessling Group).

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Song-I Han, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Thursday, February 21st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joel Broussard (Stahl Group).

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tom Rovis, University of Colorado.

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John D. Weeks, University of Maryland.

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Thursday, February 28th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lani MacArtney (Stahl Group).

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stephen Craig, Duke University.

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Linda Johnston, Ottawa.

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Thursday, March 6th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mary Anzovino (Yoon Group).

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Thursday, March 13th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jay Steinkruger (Gellman Group).

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Associate Professor Deborah S. Gross, Carleton College.

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Thursday, March 27th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Moody (Mahanthappa Group).

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University.

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Emily Blamer (Gellman/Stahl Group).

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Tuesday, April 15th and Wednesday April 16 th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carolyn Bertozzi, UC-Berkeley.

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Barbara A. Lyons, New Mexico State University.

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Thursday, April 17th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brooke Richardson (Gellman Group).

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Kim Hamad-Schifferli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Reto Frei (Blackwell Group.)

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Yingkai Zhang, New York University.

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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alexander Khrizman (Mecozzi Group).

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David A. Weitz, Harvard University.

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Thursday, May 8th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Aimon Tongpenyai (Kiessling Group).

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Recent Publications

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Automated 2D IR spectroscopy using a mid-IR pulse shaper and application of this technology to the human islet amyloid polypeptide.

Shim, SH; Strasfeld, DB; Ling, YL; Zanni, MT*.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 104 (36): 14197-14202 SEP 4 2007.

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Using measurements of anchoring energies of liquid crystals on surfaces to quantify proteins captured by immobilized ligands.

Govindaraju, T; Bertics, PJ; Raines, RT*; Abbott, NL.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 129 (36): 11223-11231 SEP 12 2007.

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Amide-silyl ligand exchanges and equilibria among group 4 amide and silyl complexes.

Cai, H; Yu, XH; Chen, SJ; Qiu, H; Guzei, IA*; Xue, ZL.

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 46 (19): 8071-8078 SEP 17 2007.

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Constructor graph description of hydrogen bonding in a supramolecular assembly of (3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-ylmethyl)isopropylammonium chloride monohydrate.

Guzei, IA*; Keter, FK; Spencer, LC; Darkwa, J.

ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION C-CRYSTAL STRUCTURE COMMUNICATIONS 63: O481-O483 Part 8 AUG 2007.

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Dietectrophoretic manipulation and real-time electrical detection of single-nanowire bridges in aqueous saline solutions.

Marcus, MS; Shang, L; Li, B; Streifer, JA; Beck, JD; Perkins, E; Eriksson, MA; Hamers, RJ*.

SMALL 3 (9): 1610-1617 SEP 2007.

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Hyperbranched PbS and PbSe nanowires and the effect of hydrogen gas on their synthesis.

Bierman, MJ; Lau, YKA; Jin, S*.

NANO LETTERS 7 (9): 2907-2912 SEP 2007.

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Water-soluble phosphinothiols for traceless Staudinger ligation and integration with expressed protein ligation

Tam, A; Soellner, MB; Raines, RT*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 129 (37): 11421-11430 SEP 19 2007.

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Nonosized (mu(12)-Pt)Pd164-xPtx(CO)(72)(PPh3)(20) (x approximate to 7) containing Pt-centered four-shell 165-atom Pd-Pt core with unprecedented intershell bridging carbonyl ligands: Comparative analysis of icosahedral shell-growth patterns with geometrically related Pd-145(CO)(x)(PEt3)(30) (x approximate to 60) containing capped three-shell Pd-145 core.

Mednikov, EG; Jewell, MC; Dahl, LF*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 129 (37): 11619-11630 SEP 19 2007.

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Avidin-Biotin-PEG-CPA complexes as potential EPR-Directed therapeutic protein carriers: Preparation and characterization.

Ke, S; Wright, JC*; Kwon, GS.

BIOCONJUGATE CHEMISTRY 18 (5): 1644-1650 SEP-OCT 2007.

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Stable isotope assisted assignment of elemental compositions for metabolomics.

Hegeman, AD; Schulte, CF; Cui, Q*; Lewis, IA; Huttlin, EL; Eghbalnia, H; Harms, AC; Ulrich, EL; Markley, JL; Sussman, MR.

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 79 (18): 6912-6921 SEP 15 2007.

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Characterization of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors on the endothelial cell surface during hypoxia using whole cell binding arrays.

Lee, JE; Didier, DN; Lockett, MR; Scalf, M; Greene, AS; Olivier, M; Smith, LM*.

ANALYTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 369 (2): 241-247 OCT 15 2007.

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Copyright © 2007 Thomson ISI

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Ozark Research Experience - Summer 2008

20th Annual Research Experience for Undergraduates. Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arkansas. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Program dates: May 18, 2008 to July 25, 2008. The 10-week program allows chemistry majors, who will be juniors or seniors in fall 2008, to carry out research in a chosen area while taking in the beauty of the Ozark Mountain Plateau.

Scholarships up to $4,400; College Credit; Housing Allowance; Conference Funding; Field Trips. Application deadline is March 3rd, 2008. For more info see our website at: http://chemistry.uark.edu/1197.htm.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The University of Kansas. Analytical Chemist. Start date as early as April 1, 2008. First consideration will be given to application material submitted online by January 13, 2008. SALARY: $49,000 – 55,000 annually, depending on qualifications. Full-time Unclassified Professional position with benefits. Responsibilities: 70% - Analyze water samples and other aqueous solutions for inorganic constituents to support KGS research and service programs and collaborate in analytical work with other departments at the University of Kansas. Apply new, modify existing, and develop laboratory and field analytical methods as appropriate to achieve needed accuracy and detection limits for species of interest. Maintain quality assurance/control procedures to achieve high-quality analyses. Operate a wide range of analytical equipment, including an ion chromatograph, flow injection spectrophotometer, colorimeter, titrimeter, ion selective electrodes, and mV and conductance meters. Assist in the laboratory and field operation of a gas chromatograph for analysis of natural gases. Maintain analytical equipment and chemistry laboratory. May operate other analytical instrumentation at the KGS and in other KU laboratories. 15% - Manage the analytical services laboratory, including logging and tracking samples, supervising and coordinating analytical work by another staff member, supervising student assistants, assuring quality assurance and control for analytical data, and transmitting final data to appropriate individuals. Manage the laboratory budget, order laboratory supplies and equipment, and maintain electronic files of analytical data. Prepare sample bottles and provide preservatives for water sampling, and assist in obtaining equipment for field chemical measurements. Determine and obtain most appropriate analytical instrumentation to update laboratory equipment. 15% - Provide technical assistance to KGS research staff on research studies, such as water sample collection and preservation procedures that are appropriate for the analytical methods selected to meet data requirements. Pursue available opportunities to assist in data interpretation and participate in or develop research studies with KGS scientists. Required Qualifications: Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) record of accomplishment entered into curriculum vita (CV) or resume, (2) description of research and education experiences in letter of application, (3) references/letters of support, and/or additional support material submitted to address how candidates meet the required and preferred qualifications. M.S. in chemistry or related field with an emphasis on analytical chemistry. At least two years of additional experience in analytical chemistry. At least two years additional education in analytical chemistry beyond the M.S. can be accepted for the experience requirement. Evidence of the ability to produce high-quality data from analytical measurements on aqueous samples, and to develop, modify and carry out methodologies most appropriate for the analyses. Understanding of both the principles upon which determinations in aqueous solutions are based and the operation of instrumentation required in the analytical determinations. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in managing a laboratory and coordinating analytical activities of professional staff or student assistants. Experience in analysis of inorganic constituents in natural and contaminated water samples and brines. General knowledge of the properties and characteristics of surface and ground waters. Experience in analysis and geochemistry of natural gases. Familiarity with aspects of aqueous geochemistry, mineralogy, and environmental science. Application Procedure: Apply online at: https://jobs.ku.edu; search by position number 00008427. Complete the Unclassified Professional Staff Application and attach (upload): cover letter addressing each required and preferred qualification; curriculum vita (CV) or resume; NOTE: Contact information for three professional references should be included on application or CV/resume. unofficial transcripts. Up to three support documents (e.g. papers, reports, etc.), in addition to the requested application material above, may be submitted to help the search committee determine how the candidate meets the required and preferred qualifications. NOTE: Unofficial transcripts (and up to the three additional support documents) can be attached to application, faxed, emailed as attachment, provided as electronic link, or mailed to: Annette Delaney, Human Resources Manager, KS Geological Survey, Univ. of KS 1930 Constant Ave, Lawrence, KS 66047-3726, PH: 785-864-2152, FAX: 785-864-5317, e-mail: hr@kgs.ku.edu. Official transcripts will be requested from the finalist.

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The Small Molecule Screening Facility (SMSF) at the UW Comprehensive Cancer Center seeks an instrumentation specialist to support small molecule research. The screening facility provides UW investigators access to the expertise, equipment and chemical libraries needed to screen cell-based and biochemical assays for small molecule inhibitors and activators. The Instrumentation Specialist will report to the Director of the Screening Facility. The instrumentation specialist will work closely with individual laboratories on projects related to lead compound optimization and will be responsible for selecting scientific instrumentation and implementing the chemical strategies needed for lead optimization. Job duties include: Assist and train individual laboratories in the analysis of high-throughput screening data and SAR studies using industry standard software including AcitivityBase, Spotfire, Pipeline Pilot, ChemOffice, etc.; Assist SMSF in acquiring, operating, maintaining equipment necessary for synthesis and analysis of compounds at the Med Chem Core Facility; Participate in the design, development and implementation of synthetic chemistry technologies and methodologies based on experience with organic synthetic methods to synthesize small libraries of analogs for selected compounds for SAR studies; Use chemistry skills and knowledge to select compounds amenable for synthesis of analogs for SAR studies; Implement a program to obtain compounds for the UW Discovery Library from chemists throughout the UW system; Develop methods and applications based on training in organic chemistry to quality control compounds obtained from UW system labs using chromatographic and mass spectrometry methods. Analysis of data; Develop and maintain database of UW Discovery Library using Activity Base industry standard software; Interact with Small Molecule Screening staff to replicate plate and store compounds in multi-well plate formats; Prepare and present of reports of research results; assist in presentations and preparation of publications; assist in the development of grant applications to support drug discovery efforts on UW campus. For full job posting, see: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_057378.html or contact Noel Peters at noelpeters@wisc.edu.

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The department of Chemistry at Yonsei University is seeking candidates for a visiting lecturer appointment for Sinchon campus starting March 2008. The contract is for two years and can be evaluated for renewal as a tenure-track faculty position at the end of the term. Starting salary range is $40,000 to $60,000 depending on the career experience. (For highly experienced candidates, salary is negotiable.) Applicants must have strong English skill and a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or chemical education. Please submit an application on line at http://www.yonsei.ac.kr and mail curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts to: Prof. Moon Gun Choi, Head, Department of Chemistry, Yonsei University, 134 Sinchondong Seodaemungu, Seoul 120-749, Republic of Korea, Tel +82-2-2123-2645, Fax +82-2-364-7050 by 25, October 2007. Two reference letters should be mailed directly to the department by 31, October 2007.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry at Indiana University is seeking applicants for a faculty position in Analytical Chemistry. We are especially interested in targeting candidates having interests across the areas of instrumentation, materials science and nanotechnology, environmental chemistry and chemical ecology, and bioanalytical chemistry. Indiana University and the state of Indiana are investing heavily in a new Life Sciences Initiative. We have recently completed construction of a new Multidisciplinary Sciences Building that resides between the Chemistry, Physics and Biology and Molecular Biology Buildings. The additional space allows for significant opportunities to expand our Chemistry faculty, facilities and support staff. This building follows several other recent initiatives including funds to expand initiatives in metabolomics, proteomics and glycomics. For the past two decades, our Analytical Chemistry program has been nationally ranked in the top five and we attract a large number of outstanding graduate students in this area. The existing and new facilities along with strong students and existing staff and faculty provide a great environment for young faculty to do science and assemble visible programs. Interested individuals should send a letter applying for the position, including a resume and research proposal to our department, addressed to the Analytical Chemistry Search Committee. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact: David E. Clemmer at 812-855-8259, e-mail clemmer@indiana.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at Illinois State University invites nominations and applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry to begin August 16, 2008. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous research program involving both undergraduate and graduate MS students and to attract external funding at the level needed to build and sustain the program. Commitment and effectiveness in classroom instruction is expected, and teaching responsibilities will be primarily undergraduate and graduate courses in analytical chemistry. A Ph.D. is required, and postdoctoral experience is highly preferred. Candidates should send a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and a research plan to: Professor John Baur, Search Committee Chairperson, 4160 Department of Chemistry, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois 61790-4160. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the Search Committee Chairperson. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Lincoln University. Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track. Starting Date: January 2008. The candidate will be responsible to teach both upper and lower level chemistry courses to undergraduate students. These courses include: Physical, General and/or Inorganic Chemistry as well as the corresponding laboratories. In addition, the candidate must direct undergraduate research. Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry. At least one year of post-doctoral experience is desirable. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three letter of recommendation to the following address: Office of Human Resources. Lincoln University, P.O. Box 179, Lincoln University, PA 19352. In the cover letter, please include the title of the position for which you are applying. For additional information, please visit our web site at: http://www.lincoln.edu/hr/hrjobs.html.

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California State University - Fullerton. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Inorganic Chemistry. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the core lecture and laboratory courses for inorganic chemistry and related courses in other chemistry disciplines, at the undergraduate and graduate level. Faculty are expected to develop a vigorous research 1 program involving undergraduate and graduate (MS) students that attracts external funding and leads to refereed publications. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related field; Post-doctoral or equivalent research experience is strongly preferred; Research interests in all areas of inorganic chemistry will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates whose interests complement those of faculty in biochemistry and chemistry (please see web site, http://chemsrvr2.fullerton.edu/ and who are willing to engage in collaborative and/or interdisciplinary research in related fields; Applicants must be able to teach core lecture and laboratory courses in inorganic chemistry and related courses in other chemistry disciplines; Preference will be given to applicants who have teaching experience and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and Master's levels. Applicants must have the ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Preferably, the position will be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary and startup funding are competitive and commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications. Academic year salary ranges are competitive, and there are opportunities to augment salary by teaching summer session courses and/or through intra- and extramural research grants. An excellent, comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse or domestic partner and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care as well as new affordable housing programs; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/benefits/compare.benefits.htm. Job Control Number 1 23603G-08-038. Appointment Date August 2008. Applicants should send: A detailed curriculum vitae (including names of references); A summary of proposed research; A summary of teaching philosophy and preferences. Applicants must also arrange for: Three signed letters of recommendation to be sent, from individuals familiar with their teaching and research potentials. Please send all materials to: Chair, Inorganic Chemistry Search Committee, Nathalie Allen, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University, Fullerton, P.O. Box 6866, Fullerton, CA 92834-6866, Phone: 714-278-3621, FAX: 714-278-5316. Review of applicants will begin on October 1, 2007 and continue until the position is filled.

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Wichita State University, a comprehensive university in a metropolitan setting, home to aerospace leaders including Cessna Aircraft, Hawker Beechcraft, Bombardier Learjet, Boeing IDS, Airbus, and Spirit Aerosystems, seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure track faculty position in Polymer Chemistry at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The individual will teach general chemistry and graduate level courses in polymer chemistry; The individual is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, externally-funded research program in polymer chemistry of relevance to the aviation industry; The individual will participate in the training of undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry research; The individual is expected to have effective writing, communicating and interpersonal skills and a commitment to work with diverse populations; Prior teaching experience in general and/or polymer chemistry at the college level is preferred; Prior experience with supervision and training of undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry research is preferred. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position available August 1, 2008 or as negotiated. PhD. In chemistry or polymer chemistry, postdoctoral research experience in experimental or theoretical polymer chemistry of relevance to the aerospace industry, and ability to teach undergraduate general education chemistry and graduate level polymer chemistry courses are required; a publication record that demonstrates the ability to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program; along with effective writing and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity. An application package, including a letter of application addressing the applicant qualifications, a CV with publication record, a description of research plans with estimates of equipment costs, a description of teaching philosophy; and three letters of recommendation from referees located in the United States, must be sent to: Professor Bill Stevenson, Chair Polymer Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0051, voice 316-978-3120; e-mail: Bill.Stevenson@wichita.edu. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 1, 2007.

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Wichita State University, a comprehensive university in a metropolitan setting, seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure track faculty position in experimental Inorganic, Physical or Biophysical Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. The Department of Chemistry currently has 14 active faculty members, awards degrees at the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. levels and has acquired instrumentation valued over 2 million dollars for use in training undergraduate and graduate students. Wichita State University has a commitment to utilize this investment in human resources and equipment for the education of its students for careers in academia and industry. The individual will teach general chemistry and upper-division courses in thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, kinetics, and participate in teaching a core course in physical chemistry at the graduate level; Participate in development and teaching of physical chemistry laboratory course; The individual is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program in inorganic, physical or biophysical chemistry; The individual will participate in the training of undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry research; The individual is expected to have effective writing, communicating and interpersonal skills and a commitment to work with diverse populations; Prior teaching experience in general and/or physical chemistry at the college level is preferred; Prior experience with supervision and training of undergraduate or graduate students in chemistry research is preferred. This is a 9 month, tenure track position available August 1, 2008 or as negotiated. Ph.D. degree in inorganic, physical or biophysical chemistry, post-doctoral research experience in experimental or theoretical inorganic, physical or biophysical chemistry, and ability to teach physical chemistry topics are required; along with effective writing and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity. An application must be made on-line at: https://www.hrepartners.com/allopenjobs.aspx. An application package, including a letter of application addressing their qualifications, a CV with publication record, a description of research plans with estimates of equipment costs, a description of teaching interests; and three letters of recommendation, must be sent to: Professor Michael J. Van Stipdonk, Chair Physical Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Wichita State University, Wichita KS 67260-0051, voice 316-978-7381; e-mail: mike.vanstipdonk@wichita.edu. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by October 26, 2007.

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Yonsei University is seeking two tenure-track chemistry faculty members for Sinchon campus begin in the spring semester of 2008 with specialization in synthesis and material chemistry (molecular synthesis, material chemistry, nano-bio, bioorganic, property study, etc). Exceptional candidates at the associate professor level will also be considered for the position. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in chemistry, or a related field, and will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching. At least one-year postdoctoral experience is required. For more information on the Chemistry Department see: http://chem.yonsei.ac.kr or http://www.yonsei.ac.kr. Two reference letters maybe asked to be sent to the department later. All applicants must apply at: http://yonsei.ac.kr in order to be considered for the position by 25, October 2007.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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Several postdoctoral positions are available in the groups of Professors Mark Gordon and Theresa Windus at Iowa State University in the area of cyberinfrastructure and petascale computing in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry. The currently available projects involve large scale (tera and petascale) computations involving Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations using ab initio wavefunctions to examine hydrated clusters (and their nucleation processes) and liquids. Water clusters with species present in aerosols and the simulation of liquid water using high quality wavefunctions are of particular interest. In addition, the projects include significant parallel algorithmic development and data management for two of the most widely used, freely available computational chemistry software programs, GAMESS and NWChem. The challenges here involve adapting or significantly rewriting highly accurate, computational chemistry algorithms for extremely large parallel systems and could involve new programming models (such as flexible task management), adaptive computing, new programming languages, multi-level parallelism, predictive performance models and analysis, extensions to distributed data interfaces and fault tolerance. On the data management side, a collaborative effort with several other computational chemistry codes will lead to the development of consistent data descriptions (both input and output) and methods to access the data through web based or grid based technologies. The candidates are expected to have or to soon have a PhD in Theoretical/Computational Chemistry or related field. Experience in the application of quantum mechanics and simulations of complex systems are required. Experience in programming is strongly desired and experience with programming in a high performance computational environment is a definite plus. These projects are collaborative and the successful candidates must be able to work well individually and as part of a project team. The positions are for two years with the second year contingent upon the candidate’s performance in the first year. If you are interested in a position in this area, please send cover letter, CV, and list of references to either: Prof. Theresa L. Windus, Iowa State University, Department of Chemistry, 125 Spedding Hall, Ames, IA 50010, Phone: (515) 294-6134, FAX: (515) 294-0105, e-mail: theresa@fi.ameslab.gov or Prof. Mark S. Gordon, Iowa State University, Department of Chemistry, 201 Spedding Hall, Ames, IA 50010, Phone: (515) 294-0452, FAX: (515) 294-0105, e-mail: mark@si.msg.chem.iastate.edu.

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