Chemistry Newsletter - 11/06/2000

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXIV No. 37 November 6th, 2000

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Analytical Cume Schedule

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

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

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Inorganic Cume Schedule

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

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

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Organic Cume Schedule

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

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

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

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

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Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays

1:20 PM - Chairs Office

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

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ATTENTION GRADUATE STUDENTS

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IMPORTANT DATES:

MINOR AGREEMENT FORMS: The Graduate School requires that the minor program be outlined in an agreement which is approved by the Department no later than halfway through completion of the sequence minor courses. The minor requirement is normally completed by the second year of Graduate School. Minor Agreement forms are available in Room 1221.

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SEMINARS

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

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

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Joao Soares, University of Waterloo. "Synthesis of Polyolefins with Designed Chain Architectures. A Challenging New Area in Polymer Reaction Engineering"

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

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

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

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Thursday, November 9th, 2000 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 MS&E Building. Ralph Nuzzo, University of Illinois-Champaign.

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

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

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

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

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Monday, November 20th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert W. Carpick, Engineering Physics Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Nanomechanical Properties of Ultrathin Polymer Films."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Oka K; Fujiue N; Nakanishi S; Takata T; West R; Dohmaru T.

Thermochromism and solvatochromism of non-ionic polar polysilanes.

JOURNAL OF ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 611, Iss 1-2, pp 45-51.

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Gestwicki JE; Strong LE; Kiessling LL.

Tuning chemotactic responses with synthetic multivalent ligands.

CHEMISTRY & BIOLOGY 2000, Vol 7, Iss 8, pp 583-591.

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Woycechowsky KJ; Raines RT.

Native disulfide bond formation in proteins.

CURRENT OPINION IN CHEMICAL BIOLOGY 2000, Vol 4, Iss 5, pp 533-539.

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Yethiraj A; Stell G.

An integral equation theory for the Widom-Rowlinson mixture.

JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL PHYSICS 2000, Vol 100, Iss 1-2, pp 39-47.

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Ivanisevic A; Ellis AB; Ashkenasy G; Shanzer A; Rosenwaks Y.

Linker-enhanced binding of metalloporphyrins to cadmium selenide and implications for oxygen detection.

LANGMUIR 2000, Vol 16, Iss 20, pp 7852-7858.

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Courtenay ES; Capp MW; Saecker RM; Record MT.

Thermodynamic analysis of interactions between denaturants and protein surface exposed on unfolding: Interpretation of urea and guanidinium chloride m-values and their correlation with changes in accessible surface area (ASA) using preferential interaction coefficients and the local-bulk domain model.

PROTEINS-STRUCTURE FUNCTION AND GENETICS 2000, Vol , pp 72-85.

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FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS AVAILABLE

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Teaching Enhancement Grants

Bob Skloot is pleased to announce the third year of the teaching and learning initiative for undergraduate education called the Teaching Enhancement Grants (TEGs). The Chancellor has allocated $50,000 a year for three years from the funds available for innovative programs. A list of winners from previous years is available from my office, 117 Bascom. TEGs are intended to assist in implementing innovations in undergraduate education that would otherwise not be funded. They focus on undergraduate students' active participation in their education (in and out of classroom experiences, service learning, etc.), through a variety of means (freshman seminars, field trips, meetings with visiting guests, etc.), with additional benefits (Comm-B credits, interdisciplinary endeavors). More information about the TEGs, and a registration form are available on the web at http://www.wisc.edu/provost/teachlearn/TEGcall01.html. This kind of program was suggested as a follow-up to a Deans' council meeting in October 1997 where there was positive response to the idea of establishing a campus program such as this. Again, your contribution to the continuous improvement of the undergraduate experience is very appreciated. As part of the TEGs, the Deans are asked to review the proposals from faculty and staff in your department as a way to keep them informed of the projects that are under consideration. After their review, the proposal will be sent to my office (117 Bascom Hall) by Friday, December 1, 2000; no ranking is necessary. A committee from the Provost's office will decide the winners. If you have further questions about the TEG program, please contact me (2-5246) or Chris Carlson-Dakes at the CCAE office 3-4259, cgcarlso@facstaff.wisc.edu. At the end of this year of TEG funding, we will review the program and assess its effectiveness. Your input then, or at anytime, is very welcome.

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The Department of Defense Fellowships

The Department of Defense plans to award more than 100 new three-year graduate fellowships in April 2001. Fellows will receive a stipend in addition to full tuition and required fees. See the web address: www.asee.org/ndseg for application forms and more details. Completed applications must be received by ASEE by January 17, 2001.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Client in PA state seeking Research Scientist responsible for developing & optimizing process developments for purification of DNA and viral vaccines, delivering purified DNA plasmids under GMP conditions. Could be entry level PhD but prefer some experience. Section Biological Development, virology experience, cell optimization and supervisor skills needed. Section Head, Biological Development - Release testing and assay support service units. Send to: Gail Williams Williams Recruiting, Inc. 16336 NE 81st street Redmond, WA 98052 425-869-7775 425-869-1849 FAX, e-mail: gailw@williamsrecruiting.com

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The Department of Chemistry at Kansas State University invites applications for the position of Research Associate to work in the research group directed by Paul W. Baures. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field is required, and previous experience with solid-phase peptide chemistry is preferred. This collaborative research project investigates a new class of proteins called tetraspanins with a goal of providing insight into their structure and function in cancer biology. Additional information about the Baures group and the research environment at Kansas State University can be found at http://www.ksu.edu/chem/faculty/Baures.html. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year, with annual renewal possible upon mutual agreement between the Research Associate and Professor Baures. Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, as well as the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: Professor Paul W. Baures, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, 111 Willard Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-3701. Review of applications will begin 12/1/2000 and will continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at Kansas State University invites applications for the position of Research Associate to work in the research group directed by Paul W. Baures. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field is required, and previous experience in synthetic organic chemistry is necessary. This collaborative research project synthesizes histamine derivatives for testing as potential differentiation agents against cancer cells. Additional information about the Baures group and the research environment at Kansas State University can be found at http://www.ksu.edu/chem/faculty/Baures.html. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year, with annual renewal possible upon mutual agreement between the Research Associate and Professor Baures. Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, as well as the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: Professor Paul W. Baures, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, 111 Willard Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-3701. Review of applications will begin 12/1/2000 and will continue until the position is filled.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Angelo State University - Assistant Professor of Chemistry (tenure track). Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry required. Beginning August 24, 2001, to teach courses in General Chemistry and specialty, in Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry programs. University teaching experience desirable. Successful candidate should be dedicated to excellence in teaching and be willing to conduct undergraduate research. For more information, see: http://www.angelo.edu/publications/employment/991172.htm. Submit a letter of application, resume, copies of transcripts, and names and addresses of three professional references to: George Shankle, Head, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX 76909.

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Angelo State University - Assistant Professor of Chemistry (tenure track). Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry required. Beginning August 24, 2001, to teach courses in General Chemistry and specialty, in Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry programs. University teaching experience desirable. Successful candidate should be dedicated to excellence in teaching and be willing to conduct undergraduate research. For more information, see http://www.angelo.edu/publications/employment/991152.htm. Submit a letter of application, resume, copies of transcripts, and names and addresses of three professional references to: George Shankle, Head, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX 76909.

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Angelo State University - Assistant Professor of Chemistry (tenure track). Ph.D. in Biochemistry required. Beginning August 24, 2001, to teach courses in General Chemistry and specialty, in Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry programs. University teaching experience desirable. Successful candidate should be dedicated to excellence in teaching and be willing to conduct undergraduate research. For more information, see http://www.angelo.edu/publications/employment/991162.htm. Submit a letter of application, resume, copies of transcripts, and names and addresses of three professional references to: George Shankle, Head, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX 76909.

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Angelo State University - Assistant Professor of Chemistry (tenure track). Ph.D. in Chemistry or chemistry-related field required. Beginning August 24, 2001, to teach courses occasionally in specialty, but primarily in General Chemistry or chemistry for non-science majors in Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry programs. University teaching experience desirable, as is interest in teaching chemistry for nonscience majors. Successful candidate should be dedicated to excellence in teaching and be willing to conduct undergraduate research. For more information, see http://www.angelo.edu/publications/employment/991182.htm. Submit a letter of application, resume, copies of transcripts, and names and addresses of three professional references to: George Shankle, Head, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX 76909.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, in conjunction with the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz, invite applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure track position in bioorganic chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative research at the interface of chemistry and biology, and to excel at teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, this exceptional individual will be a member of the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, an interdisciplinary group of researchers from both the Division of Natural Sciences and the School of Engineering. Areas of research that complement existing faculty strengths include, but are not limited to, combinatorial chemistry, de novo design of biomolecules, bioengineering, structural/computational modeling, and design of nano-scale biomaterials. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service. Rank will be at the Assistant Professor level. Salary: $44,300 - $49,400 (9 month basis). Ph.D. or equivalent in Chemistry or related field, outstanding potential for an independent research program in bioorganic chemistry, and a commitment to and talent for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Position available in Fall 2001. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, brief description of research, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064. Please refer to position #552 in all correspondence. Visit our web sites at: http://chemistry.ucsc.edu/ or http://www.cse.ucsc.edu/centers/cbe/. Applications must be received by December 1, 2000.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Dayton invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level for fall term, 2001. A Ph.D. in organic, bioorganic or biological chemistry or a related field is required. Candidates with postdoctoral experience, life science-related research interests that complement existing department efforts in biochemistry and medicinal chemistry, and the potential to excel in teaching and research are especially desirable. The successful applicant will teach some combination of general, organic, and advanced chemistry courses at the undergraduate level and will develop an externally funded research program in support of initiatives in life science chemistry and undergraduate research. Advanced rank applicants should demonstrate an active record of publication and funded research. Deadline for receipt of applications is December 1, 2000. To apply, submit a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, descriptions of teaching philosophy and research plans including equipment needs and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH 45469-2357. For more information, visit our web site at: http://www.udayton.edu/~chem.

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Applications are invited for two tenure track positions in the Department of Chemistry at Florida International University (FIU) in the areas of biochemistry and physical chemistry with appointments starting in Fall 2001. A Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience are required. Candidates will be expected to establish an active, externally funded research program directing Ph.D., M.S., and undergraduate students. Please send a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, research plans and have 3 letters of reference sent to: Search Committee (specify BIOCHEMISTRY or PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY), Department of Chemistry, Florida International University, University Park, Miami, FL 33199. Applications will be considered beginning December 15, 2000, but applications past that date will be considered until the position is filled.

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Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry. The University of Kansas Department of Medicinal Chemistry anticipates hiring a full-time tenure-track assistant professor beginning August 18, 2001, and invites applications for this position. A Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry or a closely related field is required and postdoctoral experience is desirable. Duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and the direction of a vigorous, externally funded, basic research program. The research interests of the candidate should be in the field of bio-organic chemistry, defined broadly, and should complement those of the current faculty, http://www.pharm.ukans.edu/medchem. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a resume and a welldeveloped outline of research plans, and should request that at least three letters of recommendation be sent, to: Dr. Robert P. Hanzlik, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-2506. Initial review of applications will begin November 1, 2000, and will continue until the position is filled.

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The University of Southern Mississippi. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at http://www.chem.usm.edu invites outstanding candidates to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning in August 2001. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in one of the chemical sciences and must show promise of developing a vigorous, externally funded Ph.D.-level research program in an area of analytical, inorganic, organic, or physical chemistry that complements existing department and University strengths in biochemistry and materials chemistry and may make use of high field NMR. A letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a publications list; statements of research plans, start-up needs, and teaching philosophy; and three letters of reference should be sent to: Chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Southern Mississippi, Box 5043, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5043. Applications deadline is December 1, 2000.

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Faculty Position, Biophysical Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to fill a tenure-track position in biophysical chemistry at the Assistant Professor level, starting Fall 2001. Candidates who are interested in the structural determination of biomolecules using NMR are especially encouraged to apply; our department is now acquiring a new 600 MHz NMR spectrometer as part of this effort. All applicants should have a demonstrated research record, the potential for establishing a significant externally funded research program, and an interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Preference will be given to those whose interests complement current research in the department. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and statement of research interests, and should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the search chair. Reply to: Prof. David S. Hage, Biophysical Search Committee chair, Department of Chemistry, 738 Hamilton Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0304; Fax: 492-472-2044; E-mail: dhage@unlserve.unl.edu. The screening of applicants will begin November 15, 2000, and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. More information on our department can be found at http://www.chem.unl.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at San Diego State University is conducting a search for a tenure-track faculty position in inorganic chemistry at the assistant professor level. We welcome applications in all areas of inorganic chemistry, although preferred research emphases would be bioinorganic chemistry and/or the use of computational chemistry. We are seeking an energetic colleague who shows a strong potential to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program and is committed to teaching undergraduate and graduate students. More information about our department can be found on the departmental web site at http://www.chemistry.sdsu.edu/chemistry/. Applicants must submit a complete curriculum vitae, description of research plans with an estimated equipment budget, relevant reprints and preprints, and a brief description of teaching interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Inorganic Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-1030.

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The Department of Chemistry at Michigan State University invites outstanding scientists in all areas of Organic Chemistry to apply for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. Candidates are expected to establish a vigorous research program and pursue excellence in research and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field and should send a current curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of research plans to: Katharine C. Hunt, Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1322. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. Review of applications will begin November 17, but late submissions will be considered if suitable candidates are not identified by the deadline. More information about the Chemistry Department at MSU may be found at: http://www.cem.msu.edu.

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to fill a tenure-track position in chemistry starting Fall, 2001. We seek outstanding candidates at the Assistant Professor level with research interests in any area of organic chemistry; candidates with interests consistent with the departmental emphasis in materials chemistry or biological chemistry are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should send an application letter including vita, publication list, and description of research plans and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent. The screening of applicants will begin November 15, 2000, and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Reply to: Professor James M. Takacs, Organic Chemistry Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, 841 HaH, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 685880304; 402-472-2044 (fax); jtakacs1@unl.edu (e-mail). Visit our web site at http://www.chem.unl.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at the State University of New York, College at Geneseo (a highly selective liberal arts and science college devoted to quality undergraduate instruction) seeks applications for a tenure track position in the area of Physical Chemistry starting the Fall 2001. Requirements include a Ph. D. degree in chemistry with specialization in physical chemistry, a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, and research interests suitable for undergraduate student involvement. Research involving undergraduates is encouraged and expected. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Teaching responsibilities will be in the areas of physical chemistry and introductory chemistry, and can also include participation in the analytical chemistry curriculum. The department consists of nine members and has state of the art instrumentation including recently acquired FTIR, HPLC/PDA, GC/MS, 300 MHz FTNMR, Capillary Electrophoresis, Spectrofluorometer, and laser systems. Further information may be found at http://www.geneseo.edu/~chem. Interested applicants should submit a Curriculum Vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, a summary of research plans, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and arrange for three recent letters of recommendation to be sent to: J. A. Boiani, Chair, Chemistry Department, Greene 325, SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454. To ensure full consideration, completed- applications should be received by November 27, 2000.

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The Department of Chemistry of Ohio Wesleyan University is accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in analytical chemistry to begin August 2001. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or bioanalytical chemistry 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 analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis and to participate in the teaching of general chemistry and non-majors courses. In addition, participation in the routine maintenance and repair of departmental instrumentation is expected. 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 strategies, a concise description of proposed research, and have official undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Lew Fikes, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH 43015.

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The Chemistry Department of Rice University invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. One appointment will be made in the area of theoretical/computational chemistry and the other in synthetic chemistry, including but not limited to synthetic organic chemistry, synthetic inorganic chemistry, materials synthesis or synthesis of nanoscale materials. Outstanding candidates with a Ph.D. whose interests complement those of the existing faculty and who have a strong commitment to both research and teaching are encouraged to apply. Under exceptional circumstances consideration of candidates at a more senior level may be possible. All applications, which should include a curriculum vitae, a publications list and a description of proposed research, should be sent to: The Chair, Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, MS 60, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005-1892. The applicant should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent. In order to guarantee full consideration, applications should be received prior to November 17, 2000.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Organic Chemistry to begin in August 2001. The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. and be committed to high quality undergraduate and graduate education and to the establishment of a vigorous, nationally recognized research program. A candidate with expertise in synthetic chemistry who is working at the interface between chemistry and biology is being sought, although all outstanding candidates who complement research and teaching interests of the department will be considered. 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, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824,(603) 862-1550; (FAX 603-962-4278). Review of the applications will commence on January 15 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the University of New Hampshire and Department of Chemistry, please go to our web site: http://www.unh.edu/Chemistry.

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St. Olaf College invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Chemistry Department at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank starting September 1, 2001. Applicants should hold the Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry or anticipate completing it before September 1, 2001. The Chemistry Department invites applications from individuals with strong interest in innovative development of the physical chemistry laboratory program and quality undergraduate teaching at all levels, commitment to liberal arts education, and promise of continued scholarly activity and professional growth (including development of a research program that is accessible to undergraduates and reflects a major contemporary area of physical chemistry). Faculty will have the opportunity to direct summer research students who are financially supported by the department. Candidates with interdisciplinary teaching and research interests are especially encouraged to apply. While persons who are currently completing the Ph.D. are encouraged to apply and will be considered, preference will be given to those who have postdoctoral teaching and/or research experience. Persons applying for this position should provide a curriculum vita, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a summary of research interests and goals. In addition, applicants should request that letters of reference be sent by three persons who are well acquainted with the applicant's professional qualifications. Applicants should, when possible, submit evidence of teaching experience and request those submitting references to comment explicitly on teaching performance and potential. Inquires and applications should be addressed to: Professor Mary Walczak, Chair, Chemistry Department, St. Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN 55057-1098, Phone: (507) 646-3498, E-mail: walczak@stolaf.edu. Review of completed applications will begin on November 13, 2000, and will continue until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Dr. Ronald E Viola, of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toledo has an opening in his laboratory for a postdoctoral fellow on a project supported by the National Science Foundation. This project involves the specific incorporation of unnatural amino acids into selected enzyme active sites. The goals of this project are to alter the specificity of existing enzymes, to create new enzyme catalysts, and to study the basic elements of protein structure that bestow catalytic activity. Success on this project will require a combination of enzymology, mutagenesis, and structural biology. I am seeking a candidate with interest and expertise in at least some of these areas. There is significant experience in enzymology and molecular biology in my research group, as well as other groups in Chemistry and Biology, to provide a productive research environment for a postdoctoral fellow. In addition, active external collaborations can provide exposure to additional research skills. If you are qualified and are interested in applying for or learning more about this position please contact me by phone, Fax, or Email at: Dr. Ronald E Viola, Department of Chemistry, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606, 419-530-1582 phone, 419-530-1583 Fax, ron.viola@utoledo.edu e-mail.

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