Chemistry Newsletter - 10/25/2004

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVIII - No. 34 October 25th, 2004

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

11/9/04

12/14/04

2/8/05

3/8/05

4/12/05

5/10/05

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

11/2/04

11/16/04

12/7/04

12/21/04

1/25/05

2/15/05

3/1/05

3/15/05

4/5/05

4/19/05

5/3/05

5/17/05

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Steve Bradforth, University of Southern California. “Dynamics of Radicals in Solution Probed by Femtosecond Photodissociation and Photodetachment”

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Wednesday, October 27th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard Jordan, The University of Chicago.

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Thursday, October 28th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Juan de la Mora, Yale University. “Electrospray ionization: facts and mysteries”

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Friday, October 29th, 2004 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., Rm 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Joanna Aizenberg of Bell Laboratories [Lucent Technologies]: “Multi-level control of inorganic crystallization by organized organic assemblies.” Dr Aizenberg's visit is sponsored, in part, by the group “Graduate Women in Chemistry.”

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Friday, October 29th, 2004 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Neil Strotman, Casey Group. “Stereochemistry of Cyclopropane Formation Involving Group (IV) Organometallic Complexes”

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Friday, October 29th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Professor Greg Carmichael, University of Iowa.

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Monday, November 1st, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. James Thomson, UW-Madison. “A Germ Cell Origin of Embryonic Stem Cells?”

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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Charles Brooks, Scripps Research Institute. “Examining Theories and Models of Protein Folding with Molecular Simulation”

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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Popp, Graduate Student, Stahl Group.

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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004 - Harry Steenbock -Biochemistry Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry Building. Ada Yonath, Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Assemblies at the Weizmann Institute. “The Amazing Ribosomal Architecture: Positional Catalysis and Antibiotics Synergism”

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Thursday, November 4th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nita Sahai, UW-Madison.“Expanding Horizons in Geochemistry: From Rocks to Algae and Bone”

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Thursday, November 4th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Porco. “Biomimetic Synthesis of Complex Molecules”

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Thursday, November 4th, 2004 - Harry Steenbock -Biochemistry Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry Building. Ada Yonath, Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Assemblies at the Weizmann Institute. “Targeting Ribosomal Functional Features by Substrates, Ligands and Antibiotics”

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Friday, November 5th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Profesor Tracey Holloway, UW-Gaylord Nelson Institute.

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Monday, November 8th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mark Banaszak-Holl, University of Michigan.

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Monday, November 8th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Kenneth Anderson, Harvard. “Targeting the Myeloma Cell in its Microenvironment”

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Roger Loring, Cornell University. “Understanding the Infrared Vibrational Echo: From the Morse Oscillator to Myoglobin”

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Wednesday, November 10th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Hashiguchi, Graduate Student, Landis Group.

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Thursday, November 11th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lloyd Smith, UW-Madison. “Towards Single Molecule Mass Spectrometry”

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Thursday, November 11th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yi Jin Kim, Lee Group.

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Friday, November 12th, 2004 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin McElroy, Kiessling Group.

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Friday, November 11th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Andy Rutter, EC&T.

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Monday, November 15th, 2004 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Emad Tajkhorshid, Department of Chemistry and the Beckman Institute, UIUC.

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Monday, November 15th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Domenico Accili, Columbia. “Forkhead proteins in diabetes”

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Tuesday, November 16th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lukas Tamm, University of Virginia.

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Tuesday, November 16th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David R. Liu, Harvard University. “A New Approach to the Synthesis and Discovery of Functional Molecules”

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Wednesday, November 17th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Diane Nutbrown, Graduate Student, Burstyn Group.

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Friday, November 19th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Jeff Myers, WI DNR. “Regulation, Risk and Air Toxics: Overview of Current Air Toxics Regulatory Risk Assessment Practices at the Federal Level”

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Monday, November 22nd, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Alan Cherrington, Vanderbilt. “Regulation of Glucose Uptake and Storage by the Liver”

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Marcus Mueller, UW-Madison Physics. “How to Make Polymer Foams: Bubble Nucleation in Compressible Mixtures Containing Polymers”

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Monday, November 29th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Teresa Compton, UW-Madison. “Innate Sensing of Herpeviruses by Toll-like Receptors”

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Tuesday, November 30th, 2004 - Physical McElvain Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Geraldine Richmond, University of Oregon.

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Neil L. Kelleher, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lingyin Li, Kiessling Group.

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Friday, December 3rd, 2004 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jack Sadowsky, Gellman Group.

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Friday, December 3th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Julie Hahm, EC&T.

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Thursday, December 6th, 2004 - McElvain Seminar, 3:30 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. TBA.

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Monday, December 6th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Richard Lee, Brigham & Women’s Hospital. “Thioredoxin Inhibitors: a New Target in Diabetes”

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Tuesday, December 7th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ward Thompson, University of Kansas.

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Wednesday, December 8th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Katherine Rees, Graduate Student, Burstyn Group.

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Thursday, December 9th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Schwartz, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, December 9th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Karin Wohlever, Gellman/Stahl Groups.

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Friday, December 10th, 2004 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin McElroy, Kiessling Group.

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Friday, December 10th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Tim Lee, CEE.

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Monday, December 13th, 2004 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Darrin York, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota.

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Monday, December 13th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Gary Ruvkun, Mass. General Hospital. “Genetic and genomic analysis of RNA interference”

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Scholes, University of Toronto. “Exciton, Multiexcitons, and Spin States in Colloidal Quantum Dots: Can Electron Spin be Observed Using Linearly Polarized Light?”

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Wednesday, December 15th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Janice Hall, Graduate Student, Landis Group.

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Thursday, December 16th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kimberly Smith, Reich Group.

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Analytical Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/fall2004.html.

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

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Recent Publications

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Hansen EC. Lee D.

Stereocontrolled synthesis of 2-alkenyl-4-methylene tetrahydropyrans.

Tetrahedron Letters. 45(38):7151-7155, 2004 Sep 13.

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Lee CS. Baker SE. Marcus MS. Yang WS. Eriksson MA. Hamers RJ.

Electrically addressable biomolecular functionalization of carbon nanotube and carbon nanofiber electrodes.

Nano Letters. 4(9):1713-1716, 2004 Sep.

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Woll MG. Gellman SH.

Backbone thioester exchange: A new approach to evaluating higher order structural stability in polypeptides.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 126(36):11172-11174, 2004 Sep 15.

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Steinhoff BA. Guzei IA. Stahl SS.

Mechanistic characterization of aerobic alcohol oxidation catalyzed by Pd(OAc)(2)/pyridine including identification of the catalyst resting state and the origin of nonlinear [catalyst] dependence.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 126(36):11268-11278, 2004 Sep 15.

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Smith NA. Antoun GG. Ellis AB. Crone WC.

Improved adhesion between nickel-titanium shape memory alloy and a polymer matrix via silane coupling agents.

Composites - Part A: Applied Science & Manufacturing. 35(11):1307-1312, 2004.

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Dimalanta ET. Lim A. Runnheim R. Lamers C. Churas C. Forrest DK. de Pablo JJ. Graham MD. Coppersmith SN. Goldstein S. Schwartz DC.

A microfluidic system for large DNA molecule arrays Source Analytical Chemistry.

76(18):5293-5301, 2004 Sep 15.

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Copyright © 2004 Thomson ISI

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Chemistry / Physical Science: Radford University. Instructor, continuing non-tenure track position. Teaching responsibilities may include general chemistry lecture, general chemistry laboratory, and physical science. The successful candidate must be capable of teaching in at least two of the three areas. A minimum of a Masters is required in one of the disciplines to be taught or in a closely related field. Teaching experience is desirable. Send a letter of application, current vita, copies of transcripts, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Dr. Cindy Burkhardt, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Box 6949, Radford University, Radford, VA 24142. Consideration of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

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NMR spectroscopist position at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Bristol-Myers Squibb has an immediate opening in the Discovery Analytical Department for a full-time NMR spectroscopist (Job Code 6333) in the Hopewell, New Jersey facility. Preferred candidate should have a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or related discipline with research experience in NMR or a M.S. with four or more years of NMR experience in an academic or industrial NMR facility. The candidate should have experience using modern NMR spectrometers for multinuclear 1D and 2D NMR data acquisition and interpretation. Excellent skills on utilization of computer application software, molecular modeling, data processing and management, scripts/macros programming and system administration is required. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a dynamic team environment are required. The successful candidate will provide support for drug discovery programs by applying NMR, LC-NMR-MS and Flow-NMR for purity assessment and structure characterization of synthetic compounds, metabolites, degradants and impurities. He/She will participate in high throughput NMR and other analytical method development initiatives for combinatorial chemistry library synthesis as well as provide support for NMR instrument maintenance, upgrade and user training. Please send your resume to: Feng Qiu, Bristol Myers Squibb, 311 Pennington-Rocky Hill Road, Pennington, NJ 08534. email: feng.qiu@bms.com. Fax: 609-818-3450 or visit our website at http://www.bms.com/careers/data to apply.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Chemistry. Radford University. Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Ph.D. with strong background in analytical or physical chemistry required. Depending on the background of the successful candidate, responsibilities may include teaching analytical or physical chemistry, upper level laboratory, and general chemistry courses. Establishment of an active research program involving undergraduates expected. Prior teaching experience is preferred. Send a letter of application, current vita, copies of transcripts, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Dr. Francis Webster, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Box 6949, Radford University, Radford, VA 24142. Consideration of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

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The University of Georgia Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC) is seeking candidates for two tenure-track faculty positions to enhance our emphasis in biomedical glycosciences. While we are particularly interested in candidates with strong backgrounds in glycosaminoglycan structure/function, glyco-immunology, cell/developmental, cancer, or chemical biology, we welcome outstanding applicants from all areas of glycobiology. Individuals who employ novel biophysical methods to address the biological functions of glycoconjugates are also invited to apply. Demonstrated creativity, commitment to teaching excellence, and willingness to participate in a multi-disciplinary, collegial environment are essential. The CCRC presently has 15 tenured/tenure-track faculty members who have a common interest in the chemistry and biology of complex carbohydrates and glycoconjugates. The CCRC is home to 5 funded Centers: 2 NCRR/NIH, 1 NSF, 1 DOE, and the UGA Cancer Center. Successful candidates will occupy laboratory and office space in the new 140,000 ft2 CCRC building equipped with outstanding analytical, synthetic, biochemical, and cell culture/fermentation facilities. Applications received by 12/01/04 are assured of consideration. Rank, salary, and startup funds will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should send a cover letter, Curriculum vitae, a detailed description of research goals, and arrange for four letters of recommendation to be sent to: howard@ccrc.uga.edu or Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia, 315 Riverbend Road, Athens, GA 30602-4712, USA.

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

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Professor, Mass Spectrometry. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) invites applications for a faculty position in mass spectrometry. The position may be associated with the newly created Elmer H. and Ruby M. Cordes Chair. We are particularly interested in applicants with research interests at the interface of chemistry and the life sciences. Applicants should demonstrate an outstanding record of research achievement as well as strong interests in graduate and undergraduate teaching. The Department of Chemistry is housed in Hamilton Hall, a 220,000 sq. ft building that includes the Nebraska Center for Mass Spectrometry (NCMS). Interdisciplinary research opportunities are available through a number of UNL Centers and Initiatives (Biotechnology, Materials Research and Analysis, Plant Sciences, Redox Biology) as well as the University of Nebraska Medical Center. More information about the department can be found at http://www.chem.unl.edu. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and the names of three references to: Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0304 (Fax: 402472-2044, e-mail: chemsearch@unl.edu. Review of applications will commence on November 15, 2004 and will continue until the position has been filled.

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Faculty Positions in Chemistry, Assistant or Associate Professor. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) invites applications for two tenure-track/tenured faculty positions We are adding a number of faculty members as part of campus-wide enhancements in structural biology/proteomics and nanotechnology and are particularly interested in applicants with research interests in the following areas: analytical or bioanalytical chemistry, mass spectrometry, protein/macromolecular crystallography, and computational/theoretical approaches to structural biology. Information about the department can be found at http://www.chem.unl.edu. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related discipline, a demonstrated research record, the potential for establishing and/or maintaining a nationally prominent and competitively funded research program, and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Applicants for Assistant Professor should submit an application letter (including a 3-5 page description of proposed research), a detailed vita, and arrange for three letters of recommendation be forwarded to the search committee. Applicants for Associate Professor should submit an application letter, a vita, and the names of three references. All materials should be sent to: Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0304 (Fax: 402-472-2044; e-mail: chemsearch@unl.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2004 and will continue until the position(s) have been filled.

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Ursinus College invites applications for a tenure-track position in experimental physical chemistry starting Fall 2005. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry and demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting. Candidates should have a strong background in physical chemistry, be able to teach physical chemistry lecture and laboratory courses, general chemistry, and advanced courses in their area of expertise. Furthermore, the new hire will teach in an interdisciplinary freshmen seminar program. He or she must establish an ongoing research program that includes undergraduate research students. Our ACS-accredited Department, housed in a newly renovated facility, is equipped with 300 MHz NMR, FTIR, UV/Vis, and fluorescence spectrometers; GC/MS; and HPLC. Department members have been successful in acquiring grants from NSF, NIH, and The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. Send letter of application, vita, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must address teaching, to: Dr. Victor Tortorelli, Chemistry Search Committee, Ursinus College, P.O. Box 1000, Collegeville, PA 19426-1000. Review of completed applications will begin on October 22, 2004.

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Syracuse University. Department of Chemistry invites nominations and applications for faculty positions in inorganic chemistry and in physical chemistry. Appointments at the Assistant Professor level will be tenure-track; individuals meriting appointment as tenured associate or full professors are also welcome to apply. Successful candidates will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to establish strong and innovative research programs. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and outlines of research plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent, to: the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-4100. The review of candidate files will begin November 8, 2004 and will continue until both positions are filled.

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Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taipei. Academia Sinica, Institute of Chemistry invites applications for several positions that are available for tenure-track appointments at all levels. Applicants for the position must have a Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral experience in chemistry or related disciplines. Preferences will be given to individuals with research interests in the areas of chemical biology, advanced materials, heterogeneous catalysis, solid state chemistry, and green chemistry. Submit a CV, a summary of research accomplishments, a detailed description of proposed research, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Ito Chao, Chair, Search Committee, Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, 128, Academia Rd., Sec. 2, Nankang, Taipei, 115, Taiwan. Fax: 886-2-2783-1237, Email: ichao@chem.sinica.edu.tw, Web site: http://www.sinica.edu.tw/chem. Candidates are assured of full consideration if all required materials are received by December 15, 2004.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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