Chemistry Newsletter - 11/06/2006

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXX - No. 37 November 6th, 2006

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Ron Raines Admitted as a Fellow in the Royal Society of Chemistry

We are delighted to report that Professor Ron Raines has been admitted as a Fellow in the Royal Society of Chemistry, the largest chemical society in Europe, with over 43,000 members. So from now on it is Prof. Ron Raines, FRSC. Congratulations Ron, for this, and for your exceptional contributions to Chemistry and to our Department!

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Luke Lavis Wins ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship

Luke Lavis, a grad student in Ron Raines’ group, has won an ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship. This Fellowship pays a research stipend, and also has a travel allowance to attend the 2007 National Organic Symposium. Congratulations Luke!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

 

11/14/2006

 

12/12/2006 - Exec Meeting Only

12/19/2006

2/13/2007

3/13/2007

4/10/2007

5/08/2007

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

 

11/7/2006

11/21/2006

12/05/2007

1/23/2007

2/06/2007

2/20/2007

3/06/2007

3/20/2007

4/17/2007

5/01/2007

5/15/2007

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Martin Gruebele, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. “Folding, Aggregation and Peptide-Membrane Interactions at High Speed”

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Stacey Carrier, Crim Group.

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Wednesday, November 8th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Craig Hill, Emory University.

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Thursday, November 9th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael McGuan, Graduate Student, Burke Group. “Synthesis and Applications of Catenanes”

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Karl A. Scheidt, Northwestern University.

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2006, McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Tully, Yale University.

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Wednesday, November 15th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Roger Kuhlman, Dow Chemical, Inc.

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Thursday, November 16th, 2006 - Analytical Science Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Barry Karger, Barnett Institute.

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Thursday, November 16th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Li Guo, Graduate Student, Gellman Group.

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Harrowell, University of Sydney. “Dynamical Constraint and Hierarchical Structure: Recent Advances in the Glass Transition”

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lian Yu, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Pharmacy. “Crystallization in Polymorphic Systems”

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Yang Yang, Cui Group.

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Thursday, November 30th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Michaelis, Graduate Student, Yoon Group.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Nelson, University of Pittsburgh.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alexej Jerschow, New York University. “Radiation-Free NMR and MRI and Quadrupolar MRI”

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ruomu Jiang, Sibert Group.

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Thursday, December 7th, 2006 - Materials McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jim Heath, Cal Tach.

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Thursday, December 7th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eun Jin Cho, Graduate Student, Lee Group.

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Friday, December 8th, 2006 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Laura Heisler, WARF.

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2006, WISELI Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Linda Nicholson, Cornell.

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Wolfe, University of Michigan. “New Palladium-Catalyzed Carboetherification and Carboamination Reactions for the Stereoselective Synthesis of Tetrahydrofurans and Pyrrolidines”

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. John Hottle, Keutsch Group.

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Thursday, December 14th, 2006 - Material Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Teri Odom, Northwestern.

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Thursday, December 14th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard McDonald, Graduate Student, Stahl Group.

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Thursday, December 21st, 2006 - Analytical Science Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Guangde Chen & Lei Zhu, Jin Research Group.

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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kevin W. Plaxco, University of California Santa Barbara.

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Tuesday, January 30th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arun Yethiraj, UW-Madison Chemistry Department. “Raft Formation and Lateral Diffusion in Membranes”

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Tuesday, February 6th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Garegin A. Papoian, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Exploring Protein Energy Landscapes with Free Energy Techniques”

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Tuesday, February 13th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Norbert F. Scherer, University of Chicago.

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Todd J. Martinez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Buhro, Yale University.

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Monday, February 26th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Koichi Komatsu, Kyoto University.

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Tuesday, February 27th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerald Feigenson, Cornell University. “Phase Behavior of Complex Lipid Bilayer Mixtures: An Interesting State of Matter--but Should Cell Biologists Care?”

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joel Bowman, Emory University. “Ab initio-based Potential Energy Surfaces and Dynamics Using Them”

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Kost, Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Emily A. Carter, Princeton University.

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Monday, March 21st, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Albena Ivanisevic, Purdue University.

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Warren Piers, University of Calgary, Canada.

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Friday, March 30th, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Cynthia M. Friend, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard.

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Friday, April 6th, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Mike Westrick.

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Tuesday, April 10th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ken Ritchie, Purdue University.

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Wednesday, April 11th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alan Goldman, Rutgers University.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2007, McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barbara J. Finlayson-Pitts, University of California, Irvine. “Reactions at Interfaces in the Atmosphere and Why We Should Care”

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Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard Eisenberg, University of Rochester.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2007 - Materials/Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Nocera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Friday, April 20th, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Dan Nocera, MIT. “The Energy Future of our Planet: Chemistry to the Rescue”

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arthur G. Suits, Wayne State University. “Lost in Configuration Space: Probing Novel Reaction Mechanisms with High-Resolution Imaging”

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phillip Geissler, University of California, Berkeley.

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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Justine Roth, John Hopkins University.

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Friday, May 4th, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Mike Summers, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. “The Meyerhoff Scholars Program: An Effective Program for Building Diversity in the Sciences”

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mary Jane Shultz, Tufts University.

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

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Recent Publications

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Jagannathan, K; Sung, BJ; *Yethiraj, A*.

Dynamics of probes in model glassy matrices.

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 97 (14): Art. No. 145503 OCT 6 2006.

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Hodges, JA; *Raines, RT*.

Energetics of an n ->pi* interaction that impacts protein structure.

ORGANIC LETTERS 8 (21): 4695-4697 OCT 12 2006.

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Horng, JC; Hawk, AJ; Zhao, Q; Benedict, ES; *Burke, SD*; *Raines, RT*.

Macrocyclic scaffold for the collagen triple helix.

ORGANIC LETTERS 8 (21): 4735-4738 OCT 12 2006.

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Link, S; Chang, WS; *Yethiraj, A*; Barbara, PF.

Anisotropic diffusion of elongated and aligned polymer chains in a nematic solvent.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 110 (40): 19799-19803 OCT 12 2006.

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Rickard, MA; Pakoulev, AV; Kornau, K; Mathew, NA; *Wright, JC*.

Interferometric coherence transfer modulations in triply vibrationally enhanced four-wave mixing.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 110 (40): 11384-11387 OCT 12 2006.

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*Nelsen, SF*; Weaver, MN; Pladziewicz, JR; Ausman, LK; Jentzsch, TL; O'Konek, JJ.

Estimation of electronic coupling for intermolecular electron transfer from cross-reaction data.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 110 (41): 11665-11676 OCT 19 2006.

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Holiday, RJ; Kwon, CH; Annesley, CJ; *Crim, FF*.

Mode- and bond-selective reaction of Cl(P-2(3/2)) with CH3D: C-H stretch overtone excitation near 6000 cm(-1).

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 125 (13): Art. No. 133101 OCT 7 2006.

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Chen, ZJ; Kurt, N; Rajagopalan, S; *Cavagnero, S*.

Secondary structure mapping of DnaK-bound protein fragments: Chain helicity and local helix unwinding at the binding site.

BIOCHEMISTRY 45 (40): 12325-12333 OCT 10 2006.

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Jantzi, KL; *Guzei, IA*; *Reich, HJ*.

Solution and solid-state structures of lithiated phenyloxazolines.

ORGANOMETALLICS 25 (22): 5390-5395 OCT 23 2006.

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Castro, DJ; Dragulin, SM; Manning, M; *Nathanson, GM*.

Collisions and reactions of gaseous propanol with molten NaOH/KOH.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 125 (14): Art. No. 144715 OCT 14 2006.

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Schlieve, CR; Tam, A; Nilsson, BL; Lieven, CJ; *Raines, RT*; Levin, LA.

Synthesis and characterization of a novel class of reducing agents that are highly neuroprotective for retinal ganglion cells.

EXPERIMENTAL EYE RESEARCH 83 (5): 1252-1259 NOV 2006.

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Rathore, N; *Gellman, SH*; de Pablo, JJ.

Thermodynamic stability of beta-peptide helices and the role of cyclic residues.

BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL 91 (9): 3425-3435 NOV 2006.

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Copyright © 2006 Thomson ISI

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Director of the Mathematics and Science Teaching (MAST) Institute, Winchester Distinguished Professorship, University of Northern Colorado. The College of Natural and Health Sciences (NHS) at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) seeks a national leader in mathematics education or science education for the position of Director of the Mathematics and Science Teaching (MAST) Institute. The successful candidate will concurrently hold for a three-year period the Winchester Distinguished Professorship, which provides for salary enrichment of an existing faculty line. With nearly 20 years of successful activity on the UNC campus, the MAST Institute is committed to equitable and systemic reform in the teaching and learning of science, mathematics, and technology at all levels. The Institute provides leadership and coordination for projects and programs to improve mathematics and science education within the University, state, region, and nation. Faculty from the NHS Schools of Biological Sciences; Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Physics; and Mathematical Sciences, along with faculty from the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, participate in Institute projects, working in collaboration with K-12 educators, faculty from other higher education institutions, and business/community representatives. Institute personnel are very active in securing extramural funding to support their scholarly and outreach projects; currently, the Institute is associated with grant awards totaling nearly $4.5 million. Many of the College's graduate programs are oriented toward education, and included among its Ph.D. programs are Biological Education, Chemical Education, and Educational Mathematics. Detailed information about the MAST Institute, College, and University, is available at: http://mast.unco.edu/, http://www.unco.edu/nhs/, and http://www.unco.edu/, respectively. This tenure-eligible position will include a faculty appointment in the College at the Associate Professor or Professor rank. The preferred position starting date is July 1, 2007. A full vacancy announcement is available at: http://www.unco.edu/nhs/employment.html; a hard copy of these materials may be obtained by contacting: Dr. Jeff Farmer at (970)351-2891 or jeff.farmer@unco.edu. To assure full consideration, completed applications should be received by December 1, 2006; screening will continue until the position is filled.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Position in Science Education at Indiana State University. The Center for Science Education at Indiana State University invites applications for a faculty position in Science Education at the assistant professor level for Fall 2007. For more information, please see the web site for the Center, at: http://www.indstate.edu/scied/. Contact: Larry Rosenhein, Dept. of Chemistry, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809, Phone: 812-237-2243.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry with interests and experience in green chemistry, such as environmentally benign synthesis or other related fields. A Ph.D., a record of achievement in organic/green chemistry research, and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and research are required. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an active, externally funded research program in organic chemistry in an area that contributes to the department's Green Chemistry Track within the Chemistry Ph.D. Program. Teaching assignments may include undergraduate organic chemistry courses, general education science courses. and graduate courses. UMass Boston is a Carnegie classified Intensive Research University located in one of the most diverse and intellectually rich cities in the United States. The science faculty at UMass Boston recognizes the importance of interdisciplinary research, and the position offers exciting opportunities to collaborate across disciplinary and department boundaries. UMass Boston offers an ACS-certified B.S., an M.S., and a Ph.D. in Chemistry, including a unique doctoral track in Green Chemistry. The Chemistry and Biology Departments jointly administer an undergraduate program leading to the B.S. in Biochemistry. For more information see: http://www.chem.umb.edu or call 617-287-6130. Send letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, and statements of research plans and teaching philosophy to: Prof. Marietta Schwartz, Chair, Organic Chemistry Search Committee (Search 625d), Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393. Electronic submissions, clearly indicating the position sought, can be sent by email c/o Virginia.Mackay@umb.edu, or by fax to 617-287-6030. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is chosen. Appointment begins September 1, 2007.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biochemistry with interests and experience in chemical research at the molecular level. A Ph.D., a record of achievement in biochemistry research, and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and research are required. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an active, externally funded research program in biochemistry. Ability to contribute to the department's Green Chemistry Track within the Chemistry Ph.D. Program will be considered favorably. Teaching assignments may include undergraduate biochemistry and organic chemistry courses, general education science courses, and graduate courses. UMass Boston is a Carnegie classified Intensive Research University located in one of the most diverse and intellectually rich cities in the United States. The science faculty at UMass Boston recognizes the importance of interdisciplinary research, and the position offers exciting opportunities to collaborate across disciplinary and department boundaries. UMass Boston offers an ACS-certified B.S., an M.S., and a Ph.D. in Chemistry, including a unique doctoral track in Green Chemistry. The Chemistry and Biology Departments jointly administer an undergraduate program leading to the B.S. in Biochemistry. For more information see: http://www.chem.umb.edu or call 617-287-6130. Send letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, andstatements of research plans and teaching philosophy to: Prof. Michelle Foster, Chair, Biochemistry Search Committee (Search 620d), Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393. Electronic submissions, clearly indicating the position sought, can be sent by email c/o Virginia.Maekay@umb.edu, or by fax to 617-287-6030. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is chosen. Appointment begins September 1, 2007.

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Inorganic Chemistry Rank Open. The department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites outstanding scientists to apply for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in inorganic chemistry. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to, bioinorganic chemistry, inorganic materials, biomaterials/nanomaterials. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in inorganic chemistry with the opportunity to teach an advanced course in the applicant's area of expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, vigorous, extramurally funded research program, while also becoming an integral part of interdisciplinary research programs at the department and university levels. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field and should send a cover letter and CV to: Chair-Inorganic Search Committee, UMBC Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250. Applicants at the assistant professor level should have relevant post-doctoral experience and send a statement of research plans and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. Applications will be received until the position is filled. For information about this position and our department, please go to: http://www.umbc.edu/chem/general/jobs.html.

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The Chemistry Department of the University of Nebraska at Omaha is seeking a tenure track Assistant Professor to start August 20, 2007. The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The nine-month academic assignment will include teaching of organic chemistry, organic chemistry laboratories, and may include courses in the general introductory chemistry program, biochemistry, or medicinal chemistry depending on faculty interest. Research will comprise part of the work load. There is limited opportunity for summer teaching in general chemistry. The position requires an earned doctorate in organic chemistry or a related field and a commitment to working in an undergraduate program at a metropolitan university. To apply submit complete vita, a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a research plan with equipment needs at: http://careers.unomaha.edu. Have transcripts and three letters of recommendation mailed to: James Carroll, Univ. of Nebraska at Omaha, 6001 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68182. We anticipate selecting finalists in December. The site will accept applications until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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Durham University, U.K., Department of Chemistry. Post-Doctoral Research Associate. Applications are requested for a post-doctoral research associate to work on a project entitled “Next Generation Inkjet Technology”. This position is to develop methods of characterising high speed-liquid jets and to study rate-dependent surface tension effects on jet break-up, and is for a period of up to 31 months. The project forms part of a consortium grant of five Universities and eight companies in the inkjet sector. An independently minded researcher with a PhD in physical chemistry, physics or engineering and practical expertise in optical measurement systems is sought to develop an instrument to characterise the fluid dynamics in drop-on-demand and continuous inkjets, to develop models for how rate-dependent surface tension affect the break up of drops, and to seek means of influencing jet break-up through control of surface tension with surfactants. The successful candidate will interact with students at Durham University working on surfactant effects in liquid jets, with theoreticians and experimentalists in Engineering and Physics Departments at Leeds, Cambridge, Manchester and Aberystwyth, and with development engineers from companies in the inkjet sector. For informal enquiries, contact Prof. Colin Bain: (c.d.bain@durham.ac.uk). Starting salary £26402 per annum. Further details of the post and an application form are available on our website (https://jobs.dur.ac.uk) or Tel: 0191 334 6499; fax: 0191 334 6495. Reference number 1642. Closing date 20 November 2006.

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Durham University, U.K., Department of Chemistry. Post-doctoral Research Associate. Applications are requested for a post-doctoral research associate to work on Structure-Kinetics Relationships in Micellar Solutions. The objective of the project is to determine the kinetics of micellar processes both in the bulk and at interfaces and to develop an integrated and quantitative model for adsorption at interfaces in micellar solutions. The term of the appointment is up to 3 years. An independently minded researcher with a PhD in physical chemistry or chemical engineering is sought with an interest in both experimental measurements and numerical modelling of kinetics and mass transport processes in bulk solutions and at interfaces. The post-holder will be part of an active group working on the dynamics of adsorption at interfaces and will work closely with PhD students on micellar processes. Specific tasks include the use of stopped-flow spectroscopy to study micellar processes far from equilibrium, measurements of fluid dynamics and adsorption kinetics in overflowing cylinders and high-speed liquid jets by ellipsometry and FTIR spectroscopy, and the development of a quantitative simulations of reaction, transport and adsorption. For informal enquiries, contact Prof. Colin Bain: (c.d.bain@durham.ac.uk). Further details of the post and an application form are available on our website (https://jobs.dur.ac.uk) or Tel: 0191 334 6499; fax: 0191 334 6495. Starting salary: £26402 per annum. Reference number 1641. Closing date 20 November 2006.

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Ayusman Sen (http://research.chem.psu.edu/axsgroup/) and John Badding (http://tanzanite.chem.psu.edu/) are looking for two post-doctoral associates to work on a collaborative project regarding the synthesis and characterization (structural, transport etc.) of inorganic/organic nanocomposites. These post docs will join two others who we hired last fall. Jerry Mahan in our physics department and Dave Allara in chemistry are also involved. Solid state or solution phase (inorganic or organometallic) synthesis skills (including handling of air sensitive compounds) or more preferably a combination thereof are desirable for this project. I would appreciate it if you could pass this information on to qualified applicants in your laboratories. Interested candidates should e-mail a copy of their CV, a description of their research interests/experience and two letters of reference to me. These positions are available immediately and we would like to fill them as soon as possible. Research Website: http://tanzanite.chem.psu.edu. Note that my e-mail has recently changed to: jbadding@pearl.chem.psu.edu. Contact: John Badding, 104 Chemistry, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802 USA, Phone: 814-777-3054, E-Mail: jbadding@pearl.chem.psu.edu.

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