Chemistry Newsletter - 11/10/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

 


XXVII - No. 36 November 10th, 2003

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2003 - 34th Annual

ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS CHEERY IN THE LAB OF SHAKHASHIRI

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

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

 

To obtain free tickets to any of the presentations, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope along with your request indicating the date and time of the presentation you wish to attend and the number of tickets you need to: Chemistry Holiday Tickets, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1101 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706-1396, Department of Chemistry. If you require more than ten tickets, please include a list of the names and addresses of the persons for whom you are requesting tickets. Tickets will be mailed during the week of November 10th. Check local television listings for the date and time of the PBS broadcast of this special program.

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

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

11/11/2003

12/09/2003

2/10/2004

03/09/2004

04/13/2004

05/11/2004

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

11/18/2003

12/02/2003

12/16/2003

02/03/2004

02/17/2004

03/16/2004

04/20/2004

05/04/2004

05/18/2004

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

CUMULATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE 2003-2004

December 4

January 8

February 5

March 4

April 1

May 6

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SEMINARS

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, November 13th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Susan Przybylinski, Graduate Student. “Generation and Application of Radical Cations in Zeolites”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dalibor Sames, Columbia University. “C-H Bond Functionalization in Complex Organic Synthesis”

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

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

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

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Friday, November 21st, 2003 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Hamers, UW-Madison “Interfacing Microelectronics with Organic, Biological, and Nanoscale Materials”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Steve Buchwald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Progress in Transition Metal-Catalyzed Coupling Reactions”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Recent Publications

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Timokhin, VI; Anastasi, NR; Stahl, SS.

Dioxygen-coupled oxidative amination of styrene.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 125 (43): 12996-12997 OCT 29 2003.

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Yoon, S; Holiday, RJ; Sibert, EL; Crim, FF.

The relative reactivity of CH3D molecules with excited symmetric and antisymmetric stretching vibrations.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 119 (18): 9568-9575 NOV 8 2003.

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He, YY; Lutz, TR; Ediger, MD.

Segmental and terminal dynamics in miscible polymer mixtures: Tests of the Lodge-McLeish model.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 119 (18): 9956-9965 NOV 8 2003.

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Lucas, BS; Burke, SD.

Palladium(0)-mediated desymmetrization of meso tetraols: An approach to the C3-C17 bis-oxane segment of phorboxazoles A and B.

ORGANIC LETTERS, 5 (21): 3915-3918 OCT 16 2003.

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Nelsen, SF; Konradsson, AE; Weaver, MN; Telo, JP.

Intervalence near-IR spectra of delocalized dinitroaromatic radical anions.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 125 (41): 12493-12501 OCT 15 2003.

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Meyer, KA; Wright, JC.

Interference, dephasing, and coherent control in time-resolved frequency domain two-dimensional vibrational spectra.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, 107 (41): 8388-8395 OCT 16 2003.

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Sasaki, T; Shimizu, A; Mourey, TH; Thurau, CT; Ediger, MD.

Glass transition of small polystyrene spheres in aqueous suspensions.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 119 (16): 8730-8735 OCT 22 2003.

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Nilsson, BL; Soellner, MB; Raines, RT.

Protein assembly using the staudinger ligation.

BIOPOLYMERS, 71 (3): P002 2003.

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Hodges, JA; Raines, RT.

The effect of fluoroproline in the X-position on the stability of the collagen triple helix.

BIOPOLYMERS, 71 (3): P032 2003.

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Nilsson, BL; Soellner, MB; Raines, RT.

Protein assembly using the staudinger ligation.

BIOPOLYMERS, 71 (3): P159 2003.

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Copyright © 2003 Thomson ISI

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Faculty&Administrators Fulbright Scholar Program

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Erin Crawley of the Fellowships Office, International Institute, phone: 262-9632. The programs described below are administered by The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) Fulbright Scholar Program and are less well known than the traditional research/lecture grants funded by the Fulbright Scholar Program. This year the deadline for the New Century Scholars program is December 15, not October 1. For information and links to application materials go to http://www.cies.org. Email: apprequest@cies.iie.org, telephone 202-686-7877.

 

The New Century Scholars Program:

Leading academics and professionals - representing different disciplines, nationalities and cultures - assemble annually to address a topic of global significance. About 30 participants are selected from the U.S. and abroad (one third from the U.S. and two thirds from abroad). The program offers an international exchange opportunity of 2 to 6 months to further research and investigate comparative approaches. At the end of the year everyone meets for a final plenary seminar in DC under the leadership of a Distinguished New Century Scholar leader. The outcomes of this work will be shared with national and international organizations. This year the deadline is December 15. For 2004-05 the research topic is "Toward Equality: The Global Empowerment of Women."

 

Alumni Initiatives Awards Program:

This is a new program established to offer former U.S. and Visiting Fulbright Scholars the opportunity to develop and sustain ongoing partnerships with home and host institutions initiated while they were abroad. Previous award recipients have been afforded the opportunity to establish a more permanent link between their home institutions and overseas institutions. Deadline for applying is February 15.

 

The Senior Specialists Program:

This program provides short-term academic opportunities for U.S. faculty and professionals. The grant lengths run from 2 to 6 weeks (with possible serial grants). A variety of activities are possible, e.g. collaborate with counterparts in other countries on curriculum and faculty development, assist in institutional planning, deliver a series of lectures, or provide other expertise. Applicants apply and if selected are put on a roster. CIES then tries to match them with an overseas host institution seeking an expert in the applicants’ fields. This program has a rolling deadline.

 

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

 

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Towson University. Applications are invited for an entry-level tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Organic Chemistry starting Aug. 2004. Ph.D. in organic chemistry required, Post-doctoral experience desirable. Duties include teaching organic chemistry and related courses and establishing an externally funded undergraduate research program. Towson is a comprehensive university located in suburban Baltimore. The ACS accredited department offers a variety of chemistry degrees including Forensic Chemistry, and supports Environmental Science and Molecular Biology programs. Submit a curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research projects, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Lev Ryzhkov, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Towson University, Towson, MD 21252-0001. The review of applications will begin on Jan. 12, 2004 and will continue until the position is filled. More information about the University and the department may be found at: http://www.towson.edu/chemistry/.

 

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Towson University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in Forensic Chemistry for Fall 2004. Rank and salary commensurate with experience. Ph.D. in chemistry or related fields with research interests/experience in forensic chemistry/toxicology/DNA typing, etc. required. He/she will be expected to teach forensic chemistry and related chemistry courses, and to establish an externally funded research program. This position offers a challenging opportunity to provide leadership in guiding and developing a recently established B.S. program in Forensic Chemistry at a metropolitan university in the Baltimore-Washington region with a high concentration of forensic laboratories. Submit a curriculum vita, teaching philosophy statement, description of research interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent. Review of applications will begin on 12/12/2003 and continue until the position is filled. Additional information about the department is available at http://www.towson.edu/chemistry . Apply to: Dr. Nordulf Debye, Chair, Forensic Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Towson University, Towson, MD 21252-0001, phone: (410) 704-3058, Fax: (410) 704 4265, e-mail: ndebye@towson.edu.

 

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Senior positions/Endowed Chair - Fields Open. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for two positions at the associate and/or professor levels. The areas of specialization are open; candidates with interests in biochemistry, chemical education, organic or analytical chemistry are encouraged to apply. Startup packages commensurate with qualifications are available. Candidates with exceptional credentials will be considered for the Rourk Endowed Chair of Chemistry. The department has 13 full time faculty and features an extremely supportive and collegial environment. It offers the BA, BS and MS degrees in chemistry and the BS in biochemistry. A MS in biochemistry is currently in the planning process. The departmental students are unusually diverse. The department has just moved into a 170,000 square foot, $35 million state of the art building and is in the midst of a $2.5 million upgrade of its equipment and instrumentation. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of fundable research and a commitment to enhancing the department's reputation for excellent graduate and undergraduate teaching. Applicants interested in eventually assuming the headship are invited to express their interest. Applicants should send a curriculum vita (including a summary of teaching experience) and descriptions of proposed research to: Dr. Jerry Walsh, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UNC Greensboro, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170 by the deadline of January 7, 2004. Letters of recommendation will be requested later in the process.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Industrial Postdoctoral Position in Organic Synthesis Shipley Company, a global manufacturer of chemicals for the electronics industry with $1 billion annual sales is seeking a talented individual for a postdoctoral position at its research facility in Massachusetts. This position is for one year in Shipley's Microelectronics Chemicals Research Group, which is developing advanced photoresists for future generations of electronic devices. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team that will develop state-of-the-art e-beam and EUV photoresists. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry with demonstrated expertise in organic synthesis, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and US work authorization. Expertise in lithography, reaction mechanisms, or polymer chemistry an added plus. Salary: $50K-58K/year. Interested individuals should send their resumes to: Robert Brainard, e-mail: rbrainard@shipley.com by 12/1/03.

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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thank You.

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