Chemistry Newsletter - 10/23/2000

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXXV No. 35 October 23rd, 2000

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Analytical Cume Schedule

Students will be notified one week in advance of the location and topic of the cume. For further questions contact Kim Dunford, at 3-4450 or dunford@chem.wisc.edu.

November 11, 2000 December 2, 2000
February 3, 2001 March 24, 2001 April 14, 2001

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Inorganic Cume Schedule

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

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

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Organic Cume Schedule

2000-2001 Organic Cumulative Examinations Schedule. All exams will be in Room B371 at 7:30 p.m.

October 5, 2000 November 2, 2000 December 7, 2000
January 4, 2001 February 1, 2001 March 1,2001
April 5, 2001 May 3, 2001

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

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

Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays

1:20 PM - Chairs Office

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

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SEMINARS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Rich DH; Oost TK; Monfeli R.

Design and synthesis of inhibitors of botulism neurotoxin A & B proteases.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 111.

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Keding SJ; Rich DH.

Design and synthesis of isosteres of AHHpA for inhibition of E-coli methionine aminopeptidase-1.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 140.

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Reich HJ; Sanders AW; Sikorski WH.

Rapid injection NMR spectroscopy: Determining the reactivity of tris(trimethylsilyl)methyllithium.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 20.

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Fasella E; Boehm FJ; Kiessling LL.

Synthesis of galactosyl-alpha(1-3)-galactosyl epitopes for use in immunological studies.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 97.

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Fan XD; Rich DH.

Design and synthesis of spiroketal analogs of Didemnaketals that inhibit HIV protease.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 102.

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Haaf M; Schmedake TA; Paradise BJ; Powell DR; Millevolte AJ; West R.

Synthesis and reactivity of two stable n-heterocyclic silylenes..

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 353.

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Green MM; Park JW; Ediger MD.

High-barrier atropisomeric motion under constraint: From glassy heterogeneity to deviations from transition-state theory.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 499.

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Phillips JH; Steinmann JG; Kiessling LL.

Halocyclizations: An entry into cyclic sulfates.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 554.

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Corn RM.

Multistep surface modification procedure for the creation of DNA arrays on chemically modified gold surfaces.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 86.

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Weisshaar JC; Thurau C; Reichert E.

Gas-phase organometallic reactions: Experiment and theory.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 463.

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Mapes MK; Schumacher D; Lyons LJ; Moline D; Hooper R; West R.

Ionic conductivities of poly(siloxane) polymer electrolytes with varying length of linear ethoxy side chains, different molecular weights, and mixed copolymers.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 188.

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Zhao W; Liu Y; West R.

Luminescence-structure relation of an electroluminescent polysilole.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 318.

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Park JW; Ediger MD; Green MM.

Chiral probes of time scale and length scale of motion in polycarbonate melts and glasses.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 450.

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Ediger MD; Qiu XH.

Segmental and global dynamics in polyolefin melts: Multiple-field relaxation time measurements and comparison with molecular dynamics simulations.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 219, pp 71.

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Hamers RJ; Coulter SK; Ellison MD; Hovis JS; Padowitz DF; Schwartz MP; Greenlief CM; Russell JN.

Cycloaddition chemistry of organic molecules with semiconductor surfaces.

ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH 2000, Vol 33, Iss 9, pp 617-624.

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Ruoppolo M; Vinci F; Klink TA; Raines RT; Marino G.

Contribution of individual disulfide bonds to the oxidative folding of ribonuclease A.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 39, Iss 39, pp 12033-12042.

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Bonvallet PA; McMahon RJ.

Generation, characterization, and rearrangements of 4,5-benzocyclohepta-1,2,4,6-tetraene.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 122, Iss 38, pp 9332-9333.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Biology Core Curriculum is now accepting applications from graduate students interested in lecture or laboratory assistantships in Cellular Biology (Biocore 303/304) and in lecture teaching assistantships in Biological Interactions (Biocore 333) for Semester 11, 2000-2001. Appointments may be from 25% to 50% of full time, depending on the candidate's other appointments and the number of discussion sections or labs taught. Candidates for all three courses should have strong backgrounds in biochemistry, cellular biology, and molecular genetics. Further information and application forms can be obtained from: Dr. Wayne Becker, B 115 Birge Hall, 262-5833 (303, 304), or Dr. Ann Burgess, 361 Noland Hall, 263-1594 (303, 304, 333). You may also contact the Biocore Office, 345 Noland Hall, 262-5979. Application deadline is Friday, November 3,2000.

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Fellowship Available

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California Institute of Technology is very pleased to announce a new program for young investigators at Caltech. The position of Beckman Senior Research Fellow is intended to be comparable to the Harvard Junior Fellowships and Berkeley Miller Fellowships: candidates are expected to be at the same level of excellence, capable of independent work, and competitive for the most prestigious academic and other positions on completion of their fellowship. We expect that the most outstanding candidates for these positions will come from the top departments of chemistry and life sciences, such as yours, and hence are asking you and your colleagues to help us identify them. Beckman Senior Research Fellows will be selected in part on the basis of a novel and independent research proposal. The field of research is open, but should be relevant to the mission of the Beckman Institute: to invent methods, instrumentation and materials that will open new avenues for fundamental research in the chemical and biological sciences. The annual salary for this position is $50K including a full benefits package. In addition, a research fund of $40K per year for supplies, equipment, travel, and other appropriate expenses will be provided. Each Fellow will be affiliated with a faculty mentor/sponsor, who will provide laboratory space. Appointments will be for a term of up to three years. It is expected that two appointments will be made each year. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by the time their appointment begins, and may have no more than three years of postdoctoral experience. The recipients of the first fellowships will be announced in spring 2001, to begin in fall 2001. Applications must be received no later than January 15, 2001. Further details concerning the position, including the application procedure, may be found at the website at: http://www.its.caltech.edu/~bi/fellows.html.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Faculty Positions in Chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). The EPFL, in close collaboration with the University of Lausanne (UNIL), plans a substantial expansion in the basic sciences, including a significant reinforcement in chemistry, physics, and math, and a major new effort in biological sciences and engineering that involves the creation of a center of functional genomics. As part of this broad program, the Chemistry Department anticipates making several tenure-track junior-level and potentially senior-level appointments over the next few years. We seek outstanding individuals in all areas of chemistry. Successful candidates must develop an independent, internationally recognized program of scholarly research as well as excellent teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Substantial start-up resources will be available. Applications, including CV, publication list, concise statement of research interests (3 pages or less) and three letters of reference, should be sent no later than December 31, 2000 to: Professor Thomas Rizzo Department of Chemistry, EPFL CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland. Review of applications will begin before the deadline, as early as November 1.

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University of Chicago is looking to recruit several highly talented faculty candidates whose research focus is at the biology- chemistry interface. They feel these are exciting times for chemical biologists at the University of Chicago. With the recent creation of a new interdisciplinary research institute, the university faculty has synthesized an official interface between the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) and the Departments of Chemistry and Physics. Towards this effort, we are in the process of constructing a new "state of the art" research building (400K sq. ft.) to house the institute and several other departments. Additionally, BMB has an enthusiastic and vigorous core of young faculty, and we have plans to build on this substantially by adding a number of new positions in the next several years. We are looking for chemical biologists that would help develop and flourish in a highly collaborative multidisciplinary environment. The positions are at any level. Please contact: University of Chicago, jpicciri@midway.uchicago.edu.

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The School of Medicine and the College of Letters and Science at UCLA seek a candidate to develop a vigorous and innovative research program in the general area of proteomics, protein chemistry and gene discovery, possibly overseeing the establishment of a state-of-the-art mass spectrometry facility. The appointment can be at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure track), Associate Professor (tenured) or full Professor. The position is associated with the Departments of Biological Chemistry (School of Medicine) and Chemistry & Biochemistry (Letters and Science) and the UCLA-DOE Laboratory of Structural Biology and Molecular Medicine. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, statements of research accomplishments and future research plans, and the names and addresses of three references. Consideration of applications begins November 1, 2000 and continues until the search is completed. Please send materials to: Proteomics Search Committee, UCLA-DOE Lab, UCLA, 611 Charles Young Drive East, Box 951570, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1570.

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Position in Analytical Chemistry at Louisiana State University. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Chemistry or related field. Additional Qualifications Desired: preference will be given to candidates with backgrounds in separations science or mass spectrometry, but other areas of specialization will be considered as well. The candidate must be capable of building up a highly competitive research effort and will be responsible for teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. The department is making a strong effort to build research programs emphasizing biological, materials, and environmental chemistry. Candidates with research programs coupled to these efforts are preferred. This is a tenure-track position and preference will be given to candidates at the assistant professor level. However, candidates at all levels will be considered. Female and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of applicant. Application package should include: 1. resume; 2. summary proposal/individual proposals on research topics that the candidate wishes to pursue; 3. summary of the applicant's teaching philosophy. In addition, three letters of reference should be sent to the search committee at the address below. Application deadline: September 18, 2000, or until a candidate is selected. Please submit letter of application and resume to: Analytical Faculty Search Committee, Prof. Steven A. Soper, Louisiana State University, Department of Chemistry, 232 Choppin Hall, Ref #018449, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

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The University of Pittsburgh seeks to fill up to two tenure-stream faculty positions in the Department of Chemistry, effective September 2001, and subject to budgetary approval. We seek candidates with research interests in any area of Analytical Chemistry but we are particularly interested in bio-analytical chemistry, separations, mass spectrometry, and nanofabrication. We seek to fill these positions at the Assistant Professor level, but higher level appointments are possible and applications from experienced scholars with outstanding records of accomplishment are welcome. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2000, but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. A resume, brief research plans, a statement regarding teaching interests, and three letters of reference should be sent to: Professor Craig Wilcox, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Visit our Web site at http://www.chem.pitt.edu.

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Grand Valley State University. One Position Available (Associate Professor). Ph.D. in clinical nutrition and demonstrated clinical, research, and teaching experience. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Teaching undergraduate nutrition courses at the introductory and upper levels. Help design and implement an emphasis in nutrition. Serving on appropriate institutional committees. Developing research that will provide laboratory experiences for students is encouraged. Department of Biomedical/Health Sciences/Science and Mathematics Division. Send Curriculum Vitae, names of three references, letter describing teaching philosophy, and research experience to: Miles Hacker, Chair, Biomedical and Health Sciences Search Committee, Department of Biomedical Health Sciences, GVSU, Allendale, MI 49401. Selection process will begin on December 8, 2000 continues until both positions are filled.

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University of Wisconsin - Platteville (UWP) invites applications for two, possibly three, tenure-track Assistant Professor positions starting September, 2001. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in chemistry prior to the start date. Applications are sought from any area of chemistry with preference given to those with expertise complementary to other faculty. Background and interest in more than one specialty will be advantageous. One position will have responsibility for the Chemistry-Criminalistics Program. The successful candidates will be expected to teach in their areas of expertise, assist with general chemistry, and conduct undergraduate research. Applicants should have good communication skills and a commitment to teaching undergraduates. Specifies regarding these positions and the department can be found at http://www.uwplatt.edu/~chemep. Applicants should mail a letter of application, a resume, a short description of proposed undergraduate research, and contact information for three references to: Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Engineening Physics, I University Plaza, University of Wisconsin -Platteville, Platteville, WI 53818-3099. Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2000, and will continue until the positions are filled. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identity be kept confidential and of all finalists will be released upon request.

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The Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology (BBMB) at Iowa State University invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenured or tenure-track position in the area of macromolecular interactions and their control of metabolic and physiological processes. The Department of BBMB offers excellent facilities and an interactive research environment. Further information about the department is available at http://www.bb.iastate.edu. The successful candidate must develop an outstanding research program, and display excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level. Ample laboratory space and a generous startup package are available. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and postdoctoral experience. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a description of research accomplishments and proposals for future research, and three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover. Review of materials will begin on December 1, 2000, and continue until the position is filled. Materials should be sent to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of BBMB, 1210 Molecular Biology Building, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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John Baldwin of Syracuse University will be adding two postdoctoral fellows to his research group this fall; any recent PhDs who might be interested - who may want some additional experience, perhaps in a different area of organic chemistry, before embarking on a long-term academic or industrial commitment. The appointments could be initiated promptly, or later this fall. The research to be done would involve a variety of mechanistic problems posed by simple thermal rearrangement, often attacked through combinations of synthetic organic chemistry, carbon- 13 or deuterium labeling techniques, and kinetic and stereochemical tests. An ideal prospect would have good skills in synthetic organic chemistry and modem instrumental methods, and a real interest in mechanistic issues. Applicants should send me a letter applying for a postdoctoral position, a curriculum vitae, a brief summary of research accomplishments and interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: John Baldwin, Syracuse University, Room 1-014, Center for Science & Technology, Syracuse, New York 13244-4100, phone: 315-443-2925, Fax: 315-443-4070.

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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thank You.

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