Chemistry Newsletter - 11/04/2002

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVI - No. 37 November 4th, 2002

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Bassam Shakhashiri Receives 2003 AAAS Award

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has just announced that Bassam Shakhashiri has received the 2003 AAAS Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology. One of the Association's major awards. It was established in 1987 and it recognizes scientists and engineers who make outstanding contributions to the "popularization of science." In particular, Bassam was cited for his "tireless efforts in communicating the nature of science to the public." Bassam will receive a monetary prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, and an all-expenses paid trip to receive the award at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Denver. It's a wonderful honor, Bassam. Congratulations!

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Laura Kiessling has been selected as a Fellow of the AAAS

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced that Laura Kiessling has been selected as a Fellow of the AAAS. The AAAS Fellows are awarded only to the very top leaders in the field of Science and it is indeed an honor to be recognized. The Department of Chemistry joins in congratulating Laura on this well-deserved honor. Congratulations Laura!

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The James W. Taylor Teaching Award Presentation

Professors Ned Sibert and Robert West will be receiving the James W. Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award sponsored by Pharmacia Corporation at a special symposium on November 15th, 2002. Refreshments will be served in the new front lobby atrium, starting at 3:45. The Symposium will be at 4:00 p.m., in room 1315. Congratulations Ned and Bob!!

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The 33rd Annual Presentation of.....

"Once Upon A Christmas Cheery In The Lab Of Shakhashiri!"

Details can be found in 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 8335 Chemistry

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November 12th, 2002 December 10th, 2002 January 21st, 2003
February 11th, 2003 March 11th, 2003 April 8th, 2003 May 13th, 2003

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

November 5th, 2002
November 19th, 2002 December 3rd, 2002 December 17th, 2002 January 14th, 2003
February 4th, 2003 February 18th, 2003 March 4th, 2003 March 18th, 2003
April 1st, 2003 April 15th, 2003 May 6th, 2003 May 20th, 2003

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Wemmer, UC Berkeley. "Structural Studies of Bacterial sigma54 Transcriptional Activators."

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Paul Ornstein, Eli Lilly. "Decahydroisoquinoline Excitatory Amino Acids: From Conception to the Clinic"

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Eric Baehrecke, University of Maryland. "Steroid Regulation of Programmed Cell Death During Development"

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tim Jackson, Graduate Student.

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Silvia Cavagnero, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry. "The Chain Length Dependence of Apomyoglobin Folding and Misfolding"

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Thursday, November 7th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Fitzgerald, Duke University. "SUPREX: A new H/D Exchange- and MALDI Mass Spectrometry Based Method for Measuring the Thermodynamic Stability of Proteins in Solution"

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Thursday, November 7th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Patrick Mariano, University of New Mexico. "Mechanistic Based Strategy for the Design of New Organic Reactions"

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Thursday, November 7th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Daniel Daggett. "Practice of Toxicology in Industry: Johnson Diversey, Inc."

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Friday, November 8th, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Gary Grest, Sandia National Laboratory. "Rheology of Gravity Driven Granular Flow"

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Monday, November 11th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Anne Bentley, Graduate Student.

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Monday, November 11th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Cheryl Arrowsmith. "Structural Proteomics Using NMR and X-Ray Crystallography"

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***** CANCELLED ***** Tuesday, November 12th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Patricia Jennings, UC San Diego. "To be announced."

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Tom Lutz. "Predicting material properties of polymer mixtures: A dilute blend approach"

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul G. Wenthold, Purdue University. "Pericyclic Reactions of Organic Radical Ions: catalysis, Combustion, and Reactive Intermediates"

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Professor Cynthia McMurray, Mayo Clinic. "Genetics and Pathophysiology of Huntington's Disease"

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. D. Weitz, Harvard University. "Jamming: Kinetic Arrest in Particle Suspensions"

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Wednesday, November 13th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jeanine Batterton, Graduate Student.

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Wednesday, November 13th, 2002 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matt Bowman, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 14th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Farrar, UW Madison, Chemistry Department. "Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Molecular Structure and Dynamics in Hydrogen-bonded Liquids and Binary Solutions"

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Thursday, November 14th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry - McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Kevin T. Chapman, Merck Research Labs.

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Thursday, November 14th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Krista Graven. "Endothelial Adaptation to Hypoxia"

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Friday, November 14th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 2:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Beth Nichols, Graduate Student.

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Friday, November 14th, 2002 - Anatomy Department Seminar, Noon, Room 341 Bardeen, (Anatomy Library). Dr. Geraldine Seydoux, John Hopkins University. "Making a difference: Establishment of Embryonic Polarity in C. Elegans"

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Friday, November 15th, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Michael Winokur, University of Wisconsin.

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mark Formaneck. "Understanding allosteric transitions in biomolecules using molecular simulation methods"

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Professor Christopher E. Turner, SUNY. "Paxillian and Focal Adhesion Signaling"

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Douglas Lauffenburger, MIT. "Cytokine Engineering Within a Cellular Systems Context"

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ryan Nelson, Graduate Student.

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dr. Charles Anderson, Record's Group, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry. "Thermodynamic Nonideality in Multicomponent Systems: Some New Ways of Analyzing Classical Types of Measurements"

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Thursday, November 21st, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robin Garrell, University of California, Los Angeles. "Optimizing Biomolecular Adhesion: From Mechanisms to Microfluidics"

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Thursday, November 21st, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Terra Potocky.

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Thursday, November 21st, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Adnan Elfarra. "Potential Role of Flavin-Containing Monooxygenases in Metabolism and Toxicity of Cysteine S-Conjugates and Methionine"

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Monday, November 25th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Udo Heinemann. "Structural Genomics of Human Proteins: The Protein Structure Factory"

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. James L. Keck, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Mechanisms of Cellular Genome Maintenance"

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Joe Qin, University of Texas-Austin. "Process Sensor Integrity Under feedback Control and Optimization"

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Friday, November 28th, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Roderic Lakes, University of Wisconsin.

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Regina Murphy, UW-Madison, Department of Chemical Engineering. "Kinetics of Beta-Amyloid Peptide Aggregation"

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Annabel Muenter. "The effect of dissolved ions on the interactions of HCl gas with liquid glycerol"

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Professor Sankar Ghosh, Yale University. "NF-kB: An Evolutionarily Conserved Mediator of Immune and Inflammatory Responses"

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. A. Z. Panagiotopoulos, Princeton University. "Phase Transitions in Ionic and Colloid-Polymer Systems"

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2002 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Phillips, Graduate Student.

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ira Weinstock, Emory University.

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Thursday, December 5th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Wade Bushman. "The lessons of the One-Eyed Sheep"

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Thursday, December 5th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin Carlson.

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Thursday, December 5th, 2002 - Anatomy Department Seminar, 4 p.m., Room 140 Bardeen, (Anatomy Library). Dr. Aaron Fox, University of Chicago. "Stories from Different Kinds of Secretory Systems"

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Monday, December 9th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Michal Linial.

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Monday, December 9th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rajendra Rathore, Marquette University.

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Robert Holiday. "Vibrationally driven bimolecular reactions"

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George O'Doherty, West Virginia.

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Andrew J. Morris, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. "Synthesis and Inactivation of Lysophosphatidic Acid"

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. David Sholl, Carnegie Mellon University. "Simulating Practical and Possible Materials for Gas Separation Membranes: Zeolites, Carbon Nanotubes, and Metal Alloys"

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Thursday, December 12th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shane Lamos.

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Thursday, December 12th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Thomas Malone. "The Use of Toxicogenomics and Proteomics in Toxicology"

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Friday, December 13th, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Wendy Crone, University of Wisconsin.

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Monday, December 16th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Frank Schaper, University of Illinois.

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. David Toczyski, University of California-San Francisco. "Dividing With Broken Chromosomes"

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Landick, UW-Madison, Department of Bacteriology. "RNA Polymerase: Structure, Catalysis, and Regulation"

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Monday, April 21st, 2003 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Christopher Bardeen, University of Illinois.

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Analytical Sciences Seminars

The following link is for the UW Analytical Sciences Seminar 2002:

http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/seminars.html.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Brandeis University announces a full-time Lecturer position starting in fall 2003. The successful candidate will be responsible for the general chemistry laboratory, will teach one additional undergraduate course per semester and may supervise undergraduate research. Laboratory responsibilities include: selecting and/or designing experiments; delivering weekly lab lectures; supervising teaching assistants and lab stewards. Earned doctorate and previous undergraduate teaching experience required. The appointment is for three years, with the possibility of renewal. Applicants should provide a CV, describe their experience and ideas about laboratory teaching, and arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to: Labsearch Committee, Department of Chemistry, MS0 15, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110 or labsrch@brandeis.edu. First consideration will be given to applications received in complete form on or before December 20, 2002.

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We have 1 or perhaps 2 exciting NMR positions available in Amgen's rapidly growing Small Molecule Drug Discovery department at our Thousand Oaks California campus. We have 70 Medicinal Chemists and 15 Process Chemists who need the support of expert NMR spectroscopists. The successful applicant will carry out structure elucidations of small molecule drug candidates, and support the NMR Facility for the chemists. This involves advising chemists on NMR methods and spectral interpretation, operation and maintenance of Bruker DRX400 and DRX500 NMR spectrometers, and implementation of new methods. Other 500 and 600MHz Bruker NMR spectrometers, some with CryoProbes, are also available for use. We are seeking a self-motivated team player with an analytical problem solving approach. The customer focus of this position requires strong written and verbal communication skills. You will have either a recent PhD in solution state NMR, natural product structure elucidation using NMR, or a similar background. You should also have thorough understanding of organic chemistry nomenclature, and be able to discuss structural problems with chemists. We would also like to hear from BS/MS level candidates with at least 5 years hands-on NMR small molecule experience. If you would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please call me at the number below, or submit your resume via email to: duncan@amgen.com, or by mail to: Duncan M Smith, Molecular Structure Department, Mailstop 29-M-B, Amgen Inc., One Amgen Center Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-1789, USA, Phone (805) 447-3171, Fax (805) 480-3015, E-mail: duncan@amgen.com.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Pending Funding). Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor $43,098-$47,380. Date of Appointment: August 21, 2003. Required Ph.D. in chemistry or related area. Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate research. Preferred/Desirable: Preference given to individuals with Ph.D. in chemistry, prior teaching experience, prior experience mentoring undergraduate research, post-doctoral research experience, demonstrated record of scholarly achievement. This is a regular faculty appointment with usual teaching and auxiliary responsibilities. Teaching responsibilities may include: 1) Teaching lower division chemistry courses, 2) Teaching lower division chemistry laboratory courses, 3) Teaching upper division chemistry course(s) in the applicant's area of specialty 4) Teaching upper division chemistry laboratory course(s) in the applicant's area of specialty. 5) Mentoring undergraduate chemistry research. The normal teaching load is twelve hours. Other duties may include scholarly achievement, continuing preparation, contribution to student growth, advising, committee work, and service to the university and community. Applications must include a resume, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts must be provided by the successful candidate by the time employment begins), three current reference letters, statement of teaching philosophy, and state of undergraduate research proposals. Applicants will be provided with a MSUM Standard Application Form, which must be completed before an applicant's file can be considered. The first screening date is December 2, 2002 and will continue until the position is filled. Apply to: Chair, Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead MN 56563, Telephone: (218) 236-2136; FAX: (218) 236-2137; chemdept@mnstate.edu or http://www.mnstate.edu/chem.

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University of Alberta. Tier II Canada Research Chair - Analytical Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta is seeking to fill a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Analytical Chemistry to begin July 1, 2003. This ad is directed towards junior or mid-career individuals having exceptional promise for research and teaching excellence. The targeted area is Bioanalytical Chemistry although outstanding applicants in other areas of Analytical Chemistry will be considered. The research of 31 faculty and 160 graduate students in the Department is supported by excellent services, including X-ray crystallography, mass spectrometry and high-field NMR laboratories, and departmental electronic, machine, and glassblowing shops. The applicants should submit a complete curriculum vitae and a research proposal by November 29, 2002, and arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to: Professor Martin Cowie, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G2.

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Department of Chemistry University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Organic Chemistry lecturer/teaching associate. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois is searching for Visiting Lecturers/Teaching Associates to teach Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (non-majors laboratory) or Organic Synthesis and Structure (majors laboratory) during Spring Semester 2003. A candidate willing to teach both courses will be viewed favorably. Candidates with teaching or extensive professional experience in organic chemistry will be considered. A Masters degree is required but a Ph.D. is preferred. Closing date is November 15, 2002. Applicants should submit a graduate transcript, curriculum vitae, publication list, and names of three references with contact information to: Chair, Organic Search Committee Department of Chemistry University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 600 S. Mathews Ave. Box 35 - 5 Urbana, IL 61801.

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Department of Chemistry University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Analytical Chemistry lecturer/teaching associate. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois is searching for one semester (Spring 2003) Visiting Lecturers/Teaching Associates to teach Instrumental Methods of Chemical Characterization (lecture), Instrumental Methods of Chemical Characterization (laboratory) or Separation Methods (lecture and laboratory in one course). A candidate willing to teach multiple courses will be viewed favorably. Candidates with teaching or extensive professional experience in instrumental analysis, chromatography, or electrophoretic separations will be considered. A Masters degree is required but a Ph.D. is preferred. Closing date is November 15, 2002. Applicants should submit a graduate transcript, curriculum vitae, publication list, and names of three references with contact information to: Chair, Analytical Search Committee Department of Chemistry University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 600 S. Mathews Ave. Box 48-5 Urbana, IL 61801.

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Assistant Professor, Inorganic/organic Chemistry. Johns Hopkins University. The Chemistry Department of Johns Hopkins University, http://www.jhu.edu/~chem invites applications from outstanding individuals for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the general areas of inorganic or organic chemistry with an anticipated starting date of July 1, 2003. Applicants in all areas of inorganic and organic chemistry will be considered, with particular emphasis on those individuals whose research interests lie at the interface of these disciplines. Research laboratory space will be available in a new chemistry building slated for completion in the summer of 2003. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and description of research plans (preferably via email as pdf files to inorg_org@jhuchemistry.chm.jhu.edu,) and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to: Prof. Kenneth D. Karlin or Prof. Thomas C. Lectka, Search Committee Co-Chairs, Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218-2685. Applications will be considered until the position is filled; interviews will commence in December, 2002.

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Two Tenure Track Positions at Cal State Los Angeles. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University, Los Angeles http://www.calstatela.edu/dept/chem/, invites applications for two tenure track positions beginning September 2003, one in analytical chemistry, and the other in chemistry education. The analytical position applicants must have a Ph. D. in Chemistry with research specialization in analytical chemistry. Postdoctoral experience is required. The chemistry education applicants must have a Ph. D. in Chemistry Education or Chemistry, with significant experience in chemistry education. Postdoctoral or equivalent experience is required, preferably in chemistry education. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated potential for effective teaching and for establishing a vigorous research program involving undergraduates and MS students. To apply, submit a letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae, a detailed research plan and statement of teaching philosophy, and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Wayne R. Tikkanen, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University, Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8202. Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2003 and will continue until position is filled. E-mail application materials may be sent to wtikkan@calstatela.edu in advance of hard copy. Finalists will be required to send official transcripts from their doctoral institution. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

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The Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) invites outstanding applicants in the area of biotechnology, biochemistry and bio-organic chemistry, for a full-time faculty position in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, starting fall 2003. Candidates must be committed to teaching all aspects of undergraduate chemistry, including general, organic and biochemistry. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to curriculum development, and will be expected to help build an undergraduate program in Biotechnology (pending administrative approval). A PhD and effective communication skills are required. Appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level. However, applications from senior candidates will be considered for higher rank. MSOE was founded in 1903 and is a private, application-orientated university with programs in engineering, engineering technology, communication, business, construction management and nursing. Our graduates are in high demand as evidenced by our 99 percent placement rate. MSOE's 12+ acre campus is located near Milwaukee's East Town, Theatre District and Lake Michigan. Primarily a 4-year undergraduate institution, we emphasize excellence in teaching. Applied research involving undergraduate students, and consulting, are encouraged. Opportunities for academic research are dependent on the initiatives of the faculty member. Submit a letter of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. A. Schenstrom, e-mail: schenstr@msoe.edu, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Milwaukee School of Engineering, 1025 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202. http://www.msoe.edu. The selection process will begin December 1 and continue until the position is filled

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The Department of Chemistry at Sogang University in Seoul (Korea) is seeking a faculty member to establish an innovative research program in experimental physical chemistry. Outstanding candidates with research interests are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out an effective research program and to teach introductory chemistry as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. A Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral experience are required. The detailed description regarding application can be obtained on the web at http://www.sogang.ac.kr. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 22, 2002.

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Professor of Chemistry, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Chemistry Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has full-time openings at the assistant professor level or at the tenured level in all areas of chemistry including the interdisciplinary areas of environmental chemistry, materials chemistry and chemical biology. Candidates must have the Ph.D. degree by August 21, 2003. All applicants should demonstrate truly exceptional accomplishments and future potential in both independent scholarship and teaching. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a detailed statement of research and professional objectives, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Gregory S. Girolami, Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, 505 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801, (telephone: 217/333-5071). Salary negotiable.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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None For This Newsletter

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