Chemistry Newsletter - 11/03/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVII - No. 35 November 3rd, 2003

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2003 - 34th Annual

ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS CHEERY IN THE LAB OF SHAKHASHIRI

Saturday, December 6 - 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm & Sunday, December 7 - 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm.

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

 

To obtain free tickets to any of the presentations, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope along with your request indicating the date and time of the presentation you wish to attend and the number of tickets you need to: Chemistry Holiday Tickets, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1101 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706-1396, Department of Chemistry. 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 mailed during the week of November 10th. Check local television listings for the date and time of the PBS broadcast of this special program.

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

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

11/11/2003

12/09/2003

2/10/2004

03/09/2004

04/13/2004

05/11/2004

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

11/04/2003

11/18/2003

12/02/2003

12/16/2003

02/03/2004

02/17/2004

03/16/2004

04/20/2004

05/04/2004

05/18/2004

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

CUMULATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE 2003-2004

November 6

December 4

January 8

February 5

March 4

April 1

May 6

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David Jonas, University of Colorado, Boulder. “Femtosecond and 2D Fourier Transform Experiments on Jahn-Teller Dynamics”

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

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sam Pazicni, Graduate Student. “Catalysis versus Conformation: the Role of Metal Ions in the Hammerhead Ribozyme”

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Thursday, November 6th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar - Gary Parr Memorial Lecture, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Xiaoyu Chen, Graduate Student. “Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Macromolecules: Instrumental Limitations and Development

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Thursday, November 6th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brandon Beyer, Graduate Student. “Chemical Switches: In Pursuit of Molecular Computation”

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Thursday, November 6th, 2003 - R.G. Herb Materials Physics Seminar, 10:00a.m., 3405 Sterling Hall. Professor George Malliaras, Cornell University. “Organic Semiconductors and Devices”

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Friday, November 7th, 2003 - Special Chemistry Seminar, 4:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building, Valerie Kuck, ACS. “The Training and Hiring of Physical Scientists: A Study of Gender Inequities”

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

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Monday, November 10th, 2003 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Padma Gopalan, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, U.W.-Madison. “Functional Polymeric Nano-Materials for Broad Bandwidth Electro-Optic Modulators”

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Tuesday, November 11th, 2003- Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Carl Hayden, Sandia National Laboratories. “Femtosecond Time-Resolved Photoelectron/Photoion Coincidence Imaging”

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

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

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Aroop Roy, Naveon Corp. “A Bit Closer To Understanding Homogeneous Platinum-Catalyzed Hydrosilation”

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

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Thursday, November 13th, 2003 - R.G. Herb Materials Physics Seminar, 10:00a.m., 3405 Sterling Hall. Professor Elbio Dagotto, Florida State University. “Phase Competition in CMR Manganites and High-Tc Cuprates”

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

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

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Monday, November 17th, 2003 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mr. Mark Stoykovich, Department of Chemical Engineering, U.W.-Madison. “Polymer mechanical properties measured using lithographically defined nanostructures”

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Monday, November 17th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Namal DeSilva, Graduate Student.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday, November 24th, 2003 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ms. Jaisree Moorthy, Department of Biomedical Engineering, U.W.-Madison. “Hydrogel based microenvironments in microfluidic systems”

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

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

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

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Monday, December 1st, 2003 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mr. Thomas Lutz, Department of Chemistry, U.W.-Madison. “Dilute Polymer Blends: Does an Isolated polyisoprene chain have polyisoprene-like dynamics?”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday, December 8th, 2003 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dr. Arnold Vainrub, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston. “Hybridization Thermodynamics and Interface Electrostatic Interactions in DNA Biochips”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday, December 15th, 2003 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dr. Chanjoong Kim, Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison. “Surface Viscoelasticity of Amphiphiles at the Air/Water Interface”

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

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

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National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship Program

 

The Fellowship program of the National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) is again open for receipt of applications at http://www.npsc.org. NPSC offers a six year, fully-funded, doctoral fellowship program, the value of which can exceed $200,000, depending on the cost of the university attended by the NPSC fellow. The Consortium comprises leading universities (who provide tuition and fees) and private corporations and governmental research laboratories (who provide stipends and two summers of employment). NPSC welcomes applications from all qualified students, with continued emphasis on female and underrepresented minority science and engineering students. The deadline for the online application is November 15, 2003. Direct questions and requests to: National Physical Science Consortium, University Village, Suite E 212, 3375 South Hoover Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007, Phone: 800-854-NPSC or (213) 821-2409, fax (213) 821-2410 E-Mail: npschq@npsc.org.

 

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Cornell Center for Materials Research Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

 

The Cornell Center for Materials Research is offering a special summer program with a stipend of $3750 and additional funds for travel. During the ten-week period from June 1st to August 6th, students will work with Cornell faculty on interdisciplinary materials research projects involving chemistry, physics, material sciences and engineering disciplines. Students will also participate in an organized program of lectures, mini courses, laboratory visits and recreational activities. For program information or application form, contact: Linda Brainard, REU Administrative Coordinator, Cornell Center for Materials Research, Cornell University, 621 Clark Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-2501, Phone: 607-255-0633, Fax: 607-255-3937, e-mail: reu@ccmr.cornell.edu. Web: http://www.ccmr.cornell.edu. For technical or project information, contact: Professor Melissa A. Hines, REU Faculty Coordinator, E-mail: Melissa.Hines@cornell.edu. Early decision deadline is January 31st, 2004. Regular deadline is April 30th, 2004.

 

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The National Research Council of the National Academies Programs

 

The National Research Council of the National Academies announces the 2004 Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateship Programs to be conducted on behalf of over 120 research laboratories throughout the United States representing nearly all U.S. government agencies with research facilities. The programs provide opportunities for Ph.D., Sc.D. or M.D. scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability to perform research on problems largely of their own choosing, yet compatible with the research interests of the sponsoring laboratory. Initiated in 1954, the Associateship Programs have contributed to the career development of over 10,000 scientists and engineers ranging from recent Ph.D. recipients to distinguished senior scientists. Approximately 350 full-time Associateships will be awarded on a competitive basis in 2004 for research in the fields of chemistry, earth and atmospheric sciences, engineering, applied sciences and computer science, life and medical sciences, mathematics, space and planetary sciences, and physics. Most of the laboratories are open to both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals, and to both recent doctoral recipients and senior investigators. Postdoctoral awards are made for one or two years, renewable for a maximum of three years; senior applicants who have held the doctorate at least five years may receive awards for shorter periods. Annual stipends for recent Ph.D. recipients for the 2004 program year range from $36,000 to $61,000 depending upon the sponsoring laboratory, and will be appropriately higher for senior award recipients. Financial support is provided for allowable relocation expenses and for limited professional travel during the duration of the award. The host laboratory provides facilities, support services, necessary equipment, and travel necessary for the conduct of the approved research program. Applications, submitted directly to the National Research Council, are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1 for reviews in mid-March, mid-June, mid-September and mid-January respectively. Initial awards will be announced immediately following each review with notification of alternate candidates at a later time. Detailed program information, including information on how to apply, is available on our Web site at: http://www.national-academies.org/rap. Questions should be directed to the: National Research Council, Associateship Programs 500 5th Street NW, GR 322A, Washington, DC 20001, Tel: (202) 334-2760 Fax: (202) 334-2759 Email: rap@nas.edu. Deadlines for Application: February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1, 2004.

 

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Merck Frosst, a world-class biopharmaceutical research centre and Canadian subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., has an opening for an NMR spectroscopist. NMR spectroscopist (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) applicants should have hands-on experience in the use of a variety of state-of-the-art NMR spectrometers for solving complex chemical research questions. Applicants with expertise in small molecule NMR spectroscopy will be considered. The ability to use NMR for structure elucidation should be demonstrable and a strong foundation in organic chemistry is required. Experience in trouble shooting and maintenance of NMR spectrometers is an asset. Ph.D. candidates should have 1-3 years post-doctoral experience, a superior record of accomplishment in chemical research, as evidenced by a strong publication record. Applicants can apply on-line before December 15, 2003 at http://www.merckfrossttalent.ca, under Search Jobs / Jobs / Canada / NMR Spectroscopist - SCI001669, or send information to: Dr. Laird A. Trimble, e-mail: laird_trimble@merck.com, Merck Frosst Canada & Co., P.O. Box 1005, Point Claire-Dorval, Quebec, Canada H9A 4P8, (514) 428-3099.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Area Open The University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position to begin August 23, 2004. The position requires excellence in teaching and a sustained record of scholarship and university service. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper level courses in the candidate's area of expertise and the direction of undergraduate research students. Contributions to interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate Environmental Science programs will be expected. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required. Send CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. John Lyon, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Green Bay, WI 54311. Reviews will begin on Nov. 17, 2003. For information call 920-465-2266, fax 920-465-2376 or email: LYONJ@UWGB.EDU.UWGB. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released.

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The Department of Chemistry at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana is expanding its faculty through several new initiatives and is seeking to fill multiple positions. We invite applications for tenure-track faculty at the assistant professor level in all areas beginning August 2004. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a vigorous, independent research program and contribute to teaching and curricular development. Candidates are especially welcome from newly emerging and interdisciplinary areas. Candidates with interests in chemical biology or biochemistry will be considered in a new human biology program; those with expertise in materials science or molecular assembly will be considered in a new interdisciplinary science initiative. Both are encouraged to apply. Individuals with proven track records in research and teaching are sought in all areas and will be considered at the associate or full professor level. Applicants must specify the area or areas in which they have special competence and include a Curriculum vitae. Assistant Professor candidates should include a summary of future research plans and arrange to have four letters of recommendation forwarded to the Department. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until the positions are filled. Send applications to: Chairman, Department of Chemistry, 800 E. Kirkwood Ave., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. FAX: (812) 856-5050, email: chemchair@indiana.edu.

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The Chemistry Department of the George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2004 in Organic Chemistry. Candidates with research interests in bioorganic, bioinorganic or biomaterials chemistry and that complement the existing strengths of the Department will be given preference. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree and postdoctoral experience is required. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a highly active, funded research program and have a commitment to excellence in teaching. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, publication list, description of future research plans and statement of teaching interests along with three letters of reference to: Prof. Michael King, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 20052. Review of applications will begin December 8, but the position will remain open until it is filled.

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Kent State University. Applications are invited to fill a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry to begin in Fall 2004. Candidates must demonstrate potential for establishing a vigorous and externally funded research program and must have a Ph.D. degree and post-doctoral research experience. Preferred research interests are in Inorganic Materials Chemistry; however, outstanding applicants in other areas will be considered. Teaching responsibilities will be in the Inorganic and General Chemistry areas. Applicants should send: (i) a curriculum vitae; (ii) a summary of research experience indicating the applicant's most important contributions; (iii) detailed plans for future research; (iv) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; and (v) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the Department Chair. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of referees should be listed on the curriculum vitae. Application materials and letters of recommendation should be sent to: Dr. Roger B. Gregory, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Kent State University, PO Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 5, 2003.

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Kent State University. Applications are invited to fill a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry to begin in Fall of 2004. Candidates must demonstrate potential for establishing a vigorous and externally funded research program and must exhibit a commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and post-doctoral research experience. Preferred research interests are in the areas of Mass Spectrometry, Separations, or other analytical techniques complementing departmental research interests in Materials and Biological Chemistry; however, outstanding applicants in other areas will be considered. Teaching responsibilities will be in the Analytical and General Chemistry areas. Applicants should send: (i) a curriculum vitae; (ii) a summary of research experience indicating the applicants most important contributions; (iii) detailed plans for future research; (iv) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; and (v) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the Department Chair. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of referees should be listed on the curriculum vitae. Application materials and letters of recommendation should be sent to: Dr. Roger B. Gregory, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Kent State University, PO Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 5, 2003.

 

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William Jewell College invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Ph.D. required. Primary teaching responsibilities are in organic chemistry and non-science major, interdisciplinary, science courses. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to liberal arts education, promise for scholarly activity involving undergraduate students, and interest in interdisciplinary opportunities. Jewell is committed to excellence in teaching and strengthening the effective collaboration in undergraduate research between the Biology and Chemistry Departments. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of reference to: Chemistry Search Committee, William Jewell College, Campus Box 1017, 500 College Hill, Liberty, MO, 64068. Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2003 and continue until the position is filled.

 

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track faculty position in Organic Chemistry to begin in August 2004. The successful candidate must be committed to high quality education and to the establishment of a vigorous, nationally recognized research program. All outstanding candidates who complement research and teaching interests of the department will be considered, although expertise in organic synthesis is desired. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, research plans, and three letters of recommendation to: Howard R. Mayne, Chair, Department of Chemistry, UNH, Durham, NH 03824. (603) 862-1550 (FAX 4278), e-mail: howard.mayne@unh.edu. Review of the applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry of Ohio Wesleyan University is accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in organic chemistry to begin August, 2004. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in organic chemistry completed by August, 2004 and demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and the potential to develop a productive research program in which undergraduates can substantively contribute. The successful candidate will be expected to teach organic chemistry, develop an advanced topics course in their area of interest, and participate in the teaching of general chemistry and non-majors courses. The Chemistry Department is a six member ACS-accredited department which has recently moved into a 34 million dollar science complex. Ohio Wesleyan is a coeducational, undergraduate, liberal arts college of 1800 students located in Delaware, Ohio, 20 miles north of Columbus. Further information about Ohio Wesleyan and the Department of Chemistry can be found on the Web: http://www.owu.edu. By December 15 applicants should send a vita, a statement of teaching goals and philosophy, a concise description of proposed research, and have official undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Dan Vogt, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH 43015.

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The University of Minnesota, Morris seeks an individual who combines broad intellectual interests and a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, to fill a tenure-track position in physical chemistry beginning August 16, 2004. Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate chemistry courses including general chemistry and physical chemistry; advising undergraduates; pursuing a research program appropriate to an undergraduate liberal arts campus of the University of Minnesota that could involve undergraduates; and sharing in the governance and advancement of the chemistry program as well as of the campus at-large. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in physical chemistry or expect to receive one by August 16, 2004. One year experience teaching at the undergraduate level is required. (Two years is preferred.) Graduate TA experience is acceptable. Visit http://www.mrs.umn.edu/positions/ to learn about other open positions at UMM. This tenure-track position carries all of the privileges and responsibilities of University of Minnesota faculty appointments. A sound retirement plan, excellent fringe benefits, and a truly collegial atmosphere are among the benefits that accompany the position. The standard teaching load is twenty credit hours per year. Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level for those having the Ph.D. and at the Instructor level for others. Applications must include a letter of application, resume, transcripts, three letters of reference, and two statements: (1) a teaching statement in which teaching goals and methods are discussed and (2) a research statement in which the applicant proposes a research program that is viable at a small liberal arts college and accessible to undergraduate students. Send applications to: Chemistry Search Committee Chair, Division of Science and Mathematics, University of Minnesota, Morris, Morris, MN 56267-2128. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening begins January 5, 2004. Inquiries can be made to: James Togeas, Search Committee Chair, at (320) 589-6309, e-mail: togeasjb@mrs.umn.edu.

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California State University Fullerton, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in chemical education at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2004. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in chemistry and have the potential to develop a research program in chemical education involving undergraduate and graduate (MS) students that attracts external funding and leads to refereed publications. Experience in teaching and chemical education research is desirable. The primary teaching responsibilities will be in the core lower division courses and will include curriculum development and course management. Teaching responsibilities also may include undergraduate upper division or graduate courses in the faculty member's area of expertise. Applicants should send a letter that explains how they meet the qualifications outlined above, a curriculum vitae, a statement about teaching/curricular interests, teaching philosophy, research plans and goals, and three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with their teaching and research potential to: P.A. Wegner, Chair, Chemical Education Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University Fullerton, P.O. Box 6866, Fullerton, CA 92834-6866. Review of applicants will begin November 2003, and continue until a suitable candidate is appointed.

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Applications are invited for persons qualified for appointment as full professor to serve as Head of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in the chemical sciences, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a nationally or internationally recognized record of scholarly research. The successful candidate is expected to provide strong leadership in enhancing the stature of the research and instructional programs of this nationally recognized Department, and in representing the Department to outside constituencies. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. The Head is also expected to maintain a competitive, externally funded research program. The Department currently consists of 32 faculty, 23 staff, 40 postdoctoral associates, and 100 graduate students. The faculty has a strong commitment to quality graduate and undergraduate education, is associated with many interdisciplinary centers of excellence, and maintains close research relationships with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (which is co-managed by the University). Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing how their qualifications meet the position requirements, a vita, and electronic contact information for four references, to: Department Head Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1600. Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2003, and will continue until the position is filled.

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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Tenure Track appointment. Rank of Assistant Professor. Starting Date is August 22, 2004. Ph.D. in Biochemistry required. Evidence of commitment to undergraduate teaching and research supervision, scholarly activity, peer-reviewed publication and a team attitude are required. It is also expected that the successful candidate will be committed to rigorous standards in the areas of safe laboratory practices and waste disposal. Salary is competitive and negotiable. Dependent upon professional qualifications and experience. The position will primarily involve developing and teaching a comprehensive undergraduate lecture and laboratory course in Biochemistry with secondary responsibilities teaching introductory chemistry courses and biotechnology/ molecular biology courses in line with expertise. Familiarity with forensic science methodologies is beneficial as these methodologies will be introduced into the courses where appropriate. The successful candidate will coordinate with members of the Biological Sciences and Chemistry Department to develop a comprehensive Biochemistry program between the two departments. Research involving undergraduate students, pursuit of extramural funding and publication in peer-reviewed journals is expected. For more information please visit http://academics.uww.edu/biology/jobs/index.html. Interested persons should apply in writing to: Dr. Philip T. Johns, Chair Biochemist Search, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 53190, e-mail: johnsp@uww.edu. A complete application packet consists of a letter of application, comprehensive curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, copies of all academic transcripts, and three current, confidential letters of recommendation. Applications received by December 3, 2003 are ensured consideration, position is open until filled. Incomplete application packets cannot be considered.

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The Department of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences at the Illinois Institute of Technology seeks applications for a tenure-track position beginning August 2004. Outstanding applicants from all areas of chemistry will be considered. Applications in the fields of Analytical Chemistry and Computational/Theoretical Chemistry are especially encouraged. The position rank is open, and applications from exceptionally qualified senior scientists are welcomed. The successful candidate will be provided with a competitive start-up package and laboratory space, and will be expected both to establish an extramurally funded research program and to teach in our undergraduate and graduate programs. For full consideration, send a C. V, a summary of research plans, a statement of teaching interests and philosophies, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Kenneth W. Stagliano, Dept. of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences, Illinois Institute of Technology 3101 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 60616. E-mail: stagliano@iit.edu.Applications will be reviewed as they are received and continue until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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None for this Newsletter

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