Chemistry Newsletter - 11/07/2005

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXIX - No. 35 November 7th, 2005

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Kiu-Yuen Tse Wins Best Student Presentation Award

Congratulations to Kiu-Yuen Tse, who won the Best Student Presentation Award by the Nanometer Science and Technology Division at the National Meeting of the American Vacuum Society in Boston. Kiu-Yuen is a 3rd year graduate student in the Hamers group. Congratulations Kiu-Yuen!!

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The 36th Annual Presentation

ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS CHEERY IN THE LAB OF SHAKHASHIRI

Saturday, December 3 at 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm

Sunday, December 4 at 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm

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

Members of the campus community may obtain free tickets to any of the presentations by sending a self-addressed campus-mail envelope along with a request indicating the date and time of the desired presentation and the number of tickets needed to the General Chemistry Office mailbox. (If you require more than ten tickets, please include a list of the names and addresses of the persons for whom you are requesting tickets.) Tickets will be mailed during the week of November 7th.

Check local television listings for the date and time of the PBS broadcast of this special program.

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

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

 

11/08/05

12/13/05

 

2/14/06

3/21/06

4/11/06

5/9/06

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

11/15/05

12/6/05

12/20/05

1/17/06

2/7/06

2/21/06

3/7/06

3/28/06

4/4/06

4/18/06

5/2/06

5/16/06

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ronald G. Larson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. “DNA and Microfluidics”

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Wednesday, November 9th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Scarborough, Graduate Student, Stahl Group.

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***** Cancelled to a later date to be determined***** Thursday, November 10th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Lara Spencer, UW-Madison Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 10th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Caroline Pharr, McMahon Group.

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Monday, November 14th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. F. Anne Walker, University of Arizona.

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Monday, November 14th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Charles Brooks, Scripps Research Institute. “General Features and Mechanisms of Functionally Relevant Large-Scale Reorganization of Molecular Machines”

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Charles L. Brooks III, Scripps Research Institute. “Protein Folding Free Energy Landscapes - Insights Into Mechanism, Kinetics and Function From Molecular Simulations”

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Thursday, November 17th, 2005 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. James E. Butler, Naval Research Laboratory. “Diamond Diversity”

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Thursday, November 17th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonathan Fast, Mecozzi Group.

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Friday, November 18th, 2005 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p. m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. James E. Butler, Naval Research Laboratory. “Diamond Perfection?”

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Monday, November 21st, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Boris Kholodenko, Thomas Jefferson University. “Systems Biology of Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling: Can We Navigate Through Molecular Jungles?”

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bhavesh Gandhi, Graduate Student, Burstyn Group.

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Monday, November 28th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. John Yin, UW Madison. “Dynamics of Virus Growth and Spread - A Systems Biology Approach”

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Tuesday, November 29th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daesung Lee, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew Dodge, Burke Group.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Audrey Gasch, UW-Madison, Genetics.

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Monday, December 5th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Yun-Xing Wang, National Cancer Institute. “Using NMR to Answer Fundamental Biological Questions”

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Shana O. Kelly, Boston College. “Interfacing and Templating Nanostructures with DNA”

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. James O’Donnell, Graduate Student, Landis Group.

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Thursday, December 8th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. SooHyuk Choi, Gellman Group.

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Thursday, December 8th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Blick, UW-Madison, Electrical and Computer Engineering. “Nano-Electromechanical Systems and Their Applications”

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Monday, December 12th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. George Rose, Johns Hopkins University. “Proteins: The Unfolding Story”

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Edward J. Kramer, University of California, Santa Barbara. “Phase Transitions in Flatland: Order, Disorder and Defects in Block Copolymer Monolayers and Multilayers”

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Wednesday, December 14th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jocelyn Pinkert, Graduate Student, Burstyn Group.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2006 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy Zwier, Purdue University. “Laser Probes of the Potential Energy Surfaces of Flexible Molecules and Water-containing Complexes”

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Thursday, January 19th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Seyed Seradj, Burke Group.

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David M. Leitner, University of Nevada, Reno.

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phil S. Baran, The Scripps Research Institute. “The Catalytic Cycle of Discovery in Total Synthesis”

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Thursday, January 26th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Smith, Denu Group.

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2006 - Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard J. Saykally, University of California, Berkeley.

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2006 - Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard J. Saykally, University of California, Berkeley.

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2006 - McElvain Lecture, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Yates, Scripps Research Institute.

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marcus Weck, Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Venkat Ganesan, University of Texas at Austin. “Dynamical Phenomena in Multicomponent Polymers”

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Thursday, February 9th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrew Razgulin, Mecozzi Group.

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hanna Reisler, University of Southern California.

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Thursday, February 16th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Garske, Denu Group.

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Monday, February 20th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Melanie Sanford, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ji-Xin Cheng, Purdue University.

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sarah Jewell, Blackwell Group.

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Roger E. Miller, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Chemistry on the Brink: Photo-induced Reaction Dynamics of Entrance Channel Complexes”

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Luke Lavis, Raines Group.

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arieh Warshel, University of Southern California. “Computer Simulations of Enzymatic Reactions: Finding out What are the Catalytic Principles that Really Work?”

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christian E. Schafmeister, University of Pittsburgh.

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Thursday, March 9th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sangho Park, Lee Group.

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Monday, March 20th, 2006 - Ferry Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher M. Dobson, Cambridge University, UK.

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 - Ferry Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher M. Dobson, Cambridge University, UK.

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David M. Walba, University of Colorado. “High Throughput Measurement of ee Using Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals”

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jamie Ellis, Cavagnero Group.

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Wednesday Thru Friday, March 29th - 31st, 2006 - Meloche Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stephen Lippard, MIT.

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Thursday, March 30th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bin Sun, Lynn Group.

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Monday, April 3rd, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Patrick Holland, University of Rochester.

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark A. Johnson, Yale University.

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor D. Tyler McQuade, Cornell University. “Microreactors, Encapsulated Catalysts, and Mechanisms: New Tools and Techniques for Polymer and Small Molecule Synthesis”

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Thursday, April 6th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kevin Schultz, Nelsen Group.

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sanat Kumar, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dan O’Leary, Pomona College. “Deuterium and Tritium NMR Equilibrium Isotope Effects Involving OH/OH and CH/N Hydrogen Bonds: Stereochemical Applications”

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Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 - Merck Lectures, a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven Ley, University of Cambridge, UK.

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Thursday, April 13th, 2006 - Merck Lectures, a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven Ley, University of Cambridge, UK.

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor H. Jane Dyson, The Scripps Research Institute. “New Insights from NMR into Unfolded Proteins and the Protein Folding Process”

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Thursday, April 18th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Virginia W. Cornish, Columbia University. “Co-Opting Nature's Machineries for Chemical Discovery”

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Thursday, April 20th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jennifer O’Neill, Blackwell Group.

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael J. Saxton, University of California at Davis.

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Thursday, April25th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Matt Sigman, University of Utah.

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Thursday, April 27th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon Tunge, University of Kansas.

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kenneth Jordan, University of Pittsburgh. “Electron and Proton Localization in Water Clusters”

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Stang, University of Utah. “Nanoscale Molecular Architecture: Design and Self-Assembly of Metallocyclic Polygons and Polyhedra via Coordination”

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Thursday, May 4th, 2006 - McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Suzanne Walker, Harvard University.

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Thursday, May 11th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jeff Johnston, Indiana 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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Mohlala MS. Guzei IA. Darkwa J. Mapolie SF.

Pyridine linker pyrazolyl palladium complexes: Synthesis, characterization and ethylene polymerization activity.

Journal of Molecular Catalysis A-Chemical. 241(1-2):93-100, 2005 Nov 1.

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Reed JD. Krueger CG. Vestling MM.

MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry of oligomeric food polyphenols.

Phytochemistry. 66(18):2248-2263, 2005 Sep.

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Casey CP. Bikzhanova GA. Cui Q. Guzei IA.

Reduction of Imines by hydroxycyclopentadienyl ruthenium hydride: Intramolecular trapping evidence for hydride and proton transfer outside the coordination sphere of the metal.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 127(40):14062-14071, 2005 Oct 12.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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None For This Newsletter

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Grand Valley State University, Assistant Professor in Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry), tenure track. Ph.D. in chemistry. A strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and research is required. Teaching lectures and labs in analytical and general chemistry. Directing undergraduate research in analytical chemistry. Providing service to the Department, College, University, and community. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. GVSU salaries are competitive with excellent benefits. Applications must be submitted on-line at: http://www.gvsujobs.org. After completing an application form, the on-line system will require each applicant to attach electronically the following Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) documents: An application cover letter; curriculum vita; A statement of teaching philosophy; A brief summary of proposed undergraduate research projects with instrumentation requirements. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately to: Dr. Todd A Carlson, Chemistry Department, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401. Application review will begin November 1, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Grand Valley State University, Assistant Professor in Chemistry (Chemistry Education), tenure track. Ph.D. in chemistry. A strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and research is required. Responsibilities include teaching and research at all levels in the area of expertise as well as teaching and leadership of our non-majors survey course. Preference will be given to candidates whose scholarship focuses on chemistry for non-majors. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. GVSU salaries are competitive with excellent benefits. Applications must be submitted on-line at: http://www.gvsujobs.org. After completing an application form, the on-line system will require each applicant to attach electronically the following Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) documents: An application cover letter; A curriculum vita; A statement of teaching philosophy; A brief summary of proposed undergraduate research projects with instrumentation requirements. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately to: Dr. Todd A Carlson, Chemistry Department, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401. Application review will begin December 1, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Grand Valley State University, Assistant Professor in Chemistry (Biochemistry), tenure track. Ph.D. in biochemistry. A strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and research is required. Teaching lectures and labs in biochemistry and general chemistry. Directing undergraduate research in biochemistry. Providing service to the Department, College, University, and community. Biochemistry faculty are encouraged to participate in the interdisciplinary Cell and Molecular Biology Program. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. GVSU salaries are competitive with excellent benefits. Applications must be submitted on-line at: http://www.gvsujobs.org. After completing an application form, the on-line system will require each applicant to attach electronically the following Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) documents: An application cover letter; A curriculum vita; A statement of teaching philosophy; A brief summary of proposed undergraduate research projects with instrumentation requirements. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately to: Dr. Todd A Carlson, Chemistry Department, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401. Application review will begin November 1, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled.

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University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (http://www.uwsp.edu/chemistry). As a result of retirements we must fill four tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to begin August 2006 in an 18-member ACS approved, undergraduate chemistry department. Positions are in Biophysical, Analytical , Organic, and Inorganic Chemistry. Individuals with expertise and experimental research interests related to materials and/or the environment are especially encouraged to apply. In your cover letter, please specify the position(s) for which you are applying. Ph.D. required: must be completed by September 2006. Candidates will teach courses in their sub-discipline and in general chemistry as needs require. Applicants must show promise for excellence in teaching and will be expected to develop a research program involving undergraduates. Send hard copies of vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, plans for proposed research. official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and have three letters of reference sent to: Chair of Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481. Screening will begin on January 3, 2006 and will continue until the positions are filled. Positions will be filled pending budgetary approval.

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St. Cloud State University, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Tenure-track appointment. Salary dependent upon academic qualifications and experience. August 28, 2006. Primary duties: teaching undergraduate courses in biochemistry, introductory chemistry (including majors, nonmajors and service courses) and area of expertise, directing undergraduate student research and advising students. Faculty will be required to demonstrate the following for promotion and tenure: ability to teach and/or perform effectively; scholarly achievement or research; continued preparation and study; contribution to student growth and development; service to the university and community. Ph.D. in biochemistry/chemistry required at the time of appointment. Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in related fields may be considered. Teaching/postdoctoral experience is desirable. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds. Apply to: Dr. L. Sreerama, Chair, Biochemistry Search Committee, Chemistry Department, WSB-358, St. Cloud State University, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498, Phone: (320) 308-2080, Fax, (320) 308-6041, e-mail: LSREERAMA@stcloudstate.edu. The completed application must include a letter of application, vitae, transcripts (photocopies acceptable for screening), a description of proposed research involving undergraduate students, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three recent letters of reference (sent directly from referees). The successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts sent directly from the appropriate institutions. The deadline for the receipt of all application materials is December 30, 2005. Materials received after this date cannot be guaranteed consideration. All finalists will be required to give a seminar on their research and teach an undergraduate-level class during the interview process.

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The Western Kentucky University Chemistry Department invites applications for a senior level tenure track faculty position in the area of materials chemistry to serve as *Director* of the *Materials Characterization Center* (MCC - http://www.wku.edu/matcenter/mcc.htm). This position requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry. The MCC is one of 15 centers within the Applied Research and Technology Program (http://www.ARTP-artp.wku.edu) of the Ogden College of Science and Engineering. The ARTP promotes interdisciplinary, collaborative reseqrch among its centers, between departments in the college, and across the campus. Candidates are expected to have experience directing a collaborative research laboratory. The successful applicant will also be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate chemistry courses and to develop a strong externally funded materials research program for undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students. Nominations and applications, including a curriculum vita, statements of teaching philosophy and research goals, long term plans for directing the MCC, and four letters of reference should be sent to: Materials Characterization Center Director Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11079, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1079. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2005 and continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at Idaho State University (ISU) invites applications for two full time, one-year appointments as Visiting Faculty beginning in August, 2006 (positions available pending funding). A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field is preferred, although excellent M.S. candidates will also be considered. A single applicant pool will be evaluated for the two positions beginning January 15 and will continue until both positions are filled. Responsibilities for one position include teaching undergraduate organic chemistry lecture and laboratory courses and potentially General Chemistry. The responsibilities for the second position include teaching General Chemistry and additional teaching in the candidate’s area of expertise. Candidates should submit a) a letter that includes both teaching preferences and a teaching philosophy statement, b) a curriculum vitae; and c) arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Dr. Robert W. Holman, Chairman, Department of Chemistry, Idaho State University, Campus Box 8023, Pocatello, ID 83209. Information about our department can be found on our website at: http://www.isu.edu/chem/.

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Assistant Professor Faculty Position. Organic Chemistry, University of California, Riverside. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Organic Chemistry, to start July 1, 2006. A Ph.D. in chemistry, the ability to conduct an innovative and vigorous research program, and excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests complement those of existing faculty, with special emphasis on biologically relevant synthetic chemistry. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Applicants should send a complete curriculum vitae and research proposal, and should arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Professor Michael Pirrung, Organic Chemistry Search Chair, Department of Chemistry-027, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521. Evaluation of applications will begin on November 1, 2005, but the position will remain open (and applications accepted) until the position is filled. Information about the Department is available at http://www.chem.ucr.edu.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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Two postdoctoral positions are available in RNA structural biology in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University. One position is NSF funded and will address metal ion-induced folding of RNA. The other position, funded by NIH, focuses on structure of RNA-RNA and RNA-protein interactions in spliceosome assembly. Both positions will use solution NMR and other spectroscopic and thermodynamic techniques. NMR equipment available for these studies includes 500, 600, 720, 800 and 900 MHz spectrometers in the department and at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (three miles from the FSU campus). Applicants should have substantial previous experience in biomolecular NMR, and will gain experience in NMR spectroscopy of large RNA-metal ion and RNA-protein complexes, isotopic labeling of proteins and nucleic acids, and (at their choosing) molecular biology and/or computational methods. The positions are available immediately and applications will be accepted until they are filled. Interested candidates should contact: Dr. Nancy L. Greenbaum, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4390; phone 850-644-2005; email: nancyg@chem.fsu.edu.

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