Chemistry Newsletter - 11/13/2000

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXIV No. 38 November 13th, 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.

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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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

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. 21
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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SEMINARS

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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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Wednesday, November 15th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. "Electron Transport and Electron Localization"

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Thursday, November 16th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Brent Iverson, University of Texas. "The Chemistry of Large Molecular Systems from Aedamers to Enzymes"

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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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Teaching Enhancement Grants

The Provost's Office 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 resources available for innovative programs at the University Foundation. This year, an additional $20,000 is available through the Morgridge Center specifically for service learning projects. In the past two years, we were able to fund fully 12 proposals, and fund partially two proposals. 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 (service learning, in and out of classroom experiences, etc.), through a variety of means (freshman seminars, field trips, meetings with visiting guests, etc.), with additional benefits (Comm-B credits, interdisciplinary endeavors, etc.). Applications should be sent through your Dean's Office in time to be forwarded to the Office of Associate Vice Chancellor Bob Skloot (117 Bascom Hall) by Friday, December 1, 2000. For more information about the TEG program, please visit the web at http://www.wisc.edu/provost/teachlearn/TEGcall01.html or contact Chris Carlson-Dakes at 3-4259, cgcarlso@facstaff.wisc.edu. A list of winners from last year is also available upon request.

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Graduate School/Research and Sponsored Programs

Information about campus procedures for the UW System Applied Research. Grant Competition (deadline 1 Feb 2001) is posted at: http://www.rsp.wisc.edu/gsgrant/UWAppliedRes00.htm.

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Fellowships and Internships at lucent Technologies

Cooperative research Fellowship Program for Minorities and Women (CRFP). To apply on-line, please visit the web site at: http://www.bell-labs.com/fellowships/CRFP/.

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Graduate Research Program for Women (GRPW ). To apply on line, please visit the web site at: http://www.bell-labs.com/fellowships/GRPW/.

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Summer Research Program (SRP). This is for undergradate students who have completed their second or third year of college. To apply on-line, please visit the web site at: http://www.bell-labs.com/employment/srp/.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Warren Wilson College has a position for an environmental chemist starting in August 2001. The appointment is for a two year period with the possibility of a permanent appointment. PhD in chemistry required. The most important qualification is enthusiasm and experience in undergraduate teaching. Area of expertise in chemistry is flexible, but the successful candidate will have experience with instrumentation including GC, MS, NMR, HPLC and AA. At least 50% of the courses will be at the introductory level, including General Chemistry and Introduction to Environmental Studies. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach Soil Science. Warren Wilson College is a private liberal arts college with 750 students in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. More information can be found on the college's web site http://www.warren-wilson.edu. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation by Dec. 15 to: Dr. Virginia McKinley, VP for Academic Affairs, Warren Wilson College, PO Box 9000, Asheville NC 28815.

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NMR Postdoctorate/Graduate Student Positions (or visiting scientist) are available immediately to study drug, receptor, and their interactions for structure-based drug design by using NMR (a Bruker DMX500 w/ four channels & three axes pulse gradients, and a CMX300 solid-state NMR) and computer modeling (Tripos Sybyl and MSI Biosym). Experience with biological NMR is preferred. Familiar with computer modeling is a plus (but not necessary). Contact: Prof. Xiang-Qun (Sean) Xie, U-136, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, U. S. A.; xie@uconnvm.uconn.edu; Fax: 860-486-4745. Lab Webpage: http://www.ims.uconn.edu/~xie.

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Fort Lewis College invites applications from highly qualified organic chemists seeking a teaching position in a public undergraduate college. Undergraduate degree in chemistry and Ph.D. in organic chemistry with research experience in synthesis. Postdoctoral or equivalent research experience is expected. Applicants with research interests in synthesis or bio-organic chemistry are preferred although other research areas will also be considered. The successful applicant will teach primarily in the introductory organic courses and in upper division special-topics courses. The ability to instruct in the use of FT NMR, FT-K GC-MS and modem chromatographic methods will be expected. A demonstrable commitment to excellence in teaching in a liberal arts environment with a richly diverse student population is essential. Academic year, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2001. Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application; 2) curriculum vita; 3) undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of proposed research in sufficient detail to be able to be transformed into an external research proposal; a statement of teaching philosophy; and three confidential letters of reference. Please address applications to: Dr. Ted Bartlett, Department of Chemistry, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado 81301, FAX: 970-247-7567, E-mail: bartlett_t@fortlewis.edu.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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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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The Department of Chemistry at Georgia State University has a tenure track position available for a faculty member at the assistant or associate professor level in Biochemistry. We are particularly interested in someone with interests in protein or nucleic acid chemistry, though all highly qualified applicants should consider applying. Those with research involving NMR can take advantage of our instrumentation. The Chemistry Department has Varian Unity+ 300, 500 and 600 MHz spectrometers as well as a VXR 400. An 800 MHz spectrometer is available at the University of Georgia. In addition, a number of UV/visible, infrared and circular dichroism spectrophotometers and fluorimeters are available as well as stopped flow instrumentation. Synthetic projects can utilize our HPLCs, FLPC, preparative gas chromatograph and elemental analyzer. Electrospray and MALDI mass spectrometers are available; some HPLC and CE interfaces are available. A Departmental high speed centrifuge, Biacore, Molecular Dynamics PhosphorImager/FluorImager and fluorescence/absorbance microplate reader are available. Candidates should send a c.v. and statement of research interests to the Search Committee by December 8, 2000; three letters of recommendation are also requested. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from minority and female candidates. Candidates may visit http://chemistry.gsu.edu for more information. Contact: Kathryn Grant, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, (404) 651-3908; kbgrant@gsu.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Concordia University seeks outstanding applicants for up to five tenure track positions (Assistant Professor). We are seeking the best possible candidates in Analytical, Biophysical (with interests in genomics), Organic and Physical Chemistry whose research interests will complement those of the present faculty. The successful applicants will have a Ph.D. as well as postdoctoral experience. Candidates will be expected to establish an active research program, as well as teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of research objectives, and a detailed research proposal with start-up requirements. Candidates should arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent directly to the Chair. Applications should be addressed to: Professor M.F. Lawrence, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8, Canada. Review of applications will commence November 15, 2000. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Web: http://132.205.57.9/chem/chem.html.

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Kansas State University. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a Departmental Crystallographer beginning January 2001 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Department has a Bruker SMART CCD diffractometer with a low-temperature attachment, and the X-ray facility averages over 250 crystal structure determinations annually. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting both routine and non-routine crystal structure determinations and may also be required to assist with crystallographic training of graduate students. Extensive experience in small-molecule crystallography is essential, and the ideal candidate will have experience using Bruker CCD diffractometers and SHELXTL software. Some systems management of both SGI and DOS/NT computers is required. Excellent communication and organizational skills are necessary, and it is expected that all applicants will have earned a doctoral degree Chemistry or a related field by the start date. The Departmental Crystallographer would be encouraged to take the opportunity to collaborate in research with our departmental research groups. Informal enquiries are welcome to the Department Head, Professor Sherwood (Tel: (785)532-6665; e-mail: escachem@ksu.edu, FAX: (785)532-6666). Applicants should submit a letter of application; a complete curriculum vita; copies of transcripts from undergraduate and graduate studies; a statement of their research interests; and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Peter M.A. Sherwood, Chair Departmental Crystallographer Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 66506-3701. Screening will commence December 1, 2000. Details of the department can be found at http://www.ksu.edu/chem.

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Organic Chemistry - Tenure Track. Hamline University, St. Paul, MN invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of organic chemistry, beginning September, 2001. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, be committed to excellence in teaching in a liberal arts setting, and to maintaining an ongoing undergraduate research program. Teaching responsibilities may include introductory and advanced organic, and general chemistry. The Chemistry program at Hamline is ACS certified, housed in a modern facility, and has a long tradition of research activity. Instrumentation and equipment includes FT-NMR, FT-IR, GC/MS, FPLC, HPLC, UV/VIS's, potentiostat, ICP, AA's, and CCD/laser. Applicants with crossdisciplinary interests in biological chemistry are encouraged to apply. Send vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, research goals, and three letters of recommendation to: Prof. John Matachek, Department of Chemistry, Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104. Application deadline: December 1, 2000.

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Georgia College & State University. The Department of Chemistry and Physics invites applications for two 12-month, tenure-track, senior positions beginning July 1, 2001. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in chemistry or related fields. Review of applications will begin November 30, 2000, and will continue until the positions are filled. Kaolin Endowed Chair in Science. The distinguished professor chosen to fill this chair will be the director of the China Clay Producers Science Education Center. A major part of his or her time will be devoted to the promotion of science education in the schools, among prospective and in-service teachers, and in community groups throughout the state. Developing new and innovative outreach programs to enhance the teaching of science at the K-16 levels will be a major emphasis for the chair. Limited teaching responsibilities include freshman chemistry and/or courses in his or her specialty. To apply, submit a letter describing your qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, names of three professional references, and graduate transcripts to: Dr. Michael B. McGinnis, Georgia College & State University, Department of Chemistry & Physics, CBX 82, Milledgeville, GA 31061. Department Chair. Applications are invited for Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics. Our faculty actively pursue professional interests and are involved in university activities and faculty governance. Candidates must have substantial full-time teaching experience at the college or university level, outstanding communications skills, and a record of scholarly activity. Applicant's discipline is open, but must complement those of our current faculty. Preferred qualifications include administrative experience, as well as experience in promoting student recruitment and retention and supporting interdisciplinary courses and international education. A commitment to shared faculty governance and to the liberal arts mission of the university is essential. To apply, submit a letter describing your qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of research interests, names of three professional references, and graduate transcripts to: Dr. Sheree Barron, CBX 48, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA 31061.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Research Opportunities in the Laser Applications Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. T. A. Germer, L. S. Goldner, E. J. Heilweil, J. Hwang, A. L. Migdall, and J. C. Stephenson. Web: http://physics.nist.gov/lag. We would like to call your attention to postdoctoral research opportunities with the Laser Applications Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, located just outside Washington, D.C. The group emphasizes interdisciplinary research in selected areas of photophysics, photochemistry, and optics. We are looking for postdocs to design and implement projects in several areas, including the measurement of the near-field optical properties of nanometer-scale structures; femtosecond laser studies of dynamical processes in liquids, solids, and at interfaces; and linear and nonlinear light-scattering interactions as probes of surface and interfacial structure, as well as for optical metrology applications. Present hot topics include NSOM studies of biological membranes and optoelectronic polymers; spectroscopy and ultrafast dynamics of single molecules; binding and folding of single biomolecules using combined optical and physical (microfluidic, AFM) techniques; terahertz time-domain spectroscopy of proteins and DNAs; vibrationally resonant SFG studies of structure and dynamics of biomolecules (e.g., proteins) at biological interfaces; polarized light scattering to characterize semiconductor devices; materials characterization and absolute metrology using correlated photon light sources; and quantum information processing applications involving single photon sources. Additional information about the group and about NIST is available on our web pages at http://physics.nist.gov/lag. Positions will be filled through the NIST-National Research Council postdoctoral program, which is a competitive program open to U.S. citizens. The research of a NIST-NRC postdoc in our group may be in any experimental or theoretical area listed on the accompanying sheets. These descriptions are based on a booklet, available from the NRC, which lists all postdoctoral research opportunities at NIST. Application forms and more information on the NIST-NRC program are available on request from NRC, telephone number (202) 334-2760, and at http://www4.nationalacademies.org/osep/rap.nsf. The deadline for completing applications for this annual competition is January 15, 2001; the starting date for the two-year fellowships is July 2001 through January 2002. Prospective postdocs are encouraged to contact us immediately to discuss research and proposal topics. They may call: Thom Germer, Lori Goldner, Ted Heilweil, Jeeseong Hwang, Alan Migdall, or John Stephenson at (301) 975- 2876, 3792, 2370, 4580, 2331,or 2372, respectively.

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Sandia National Laboratories, Postdoctoral Position - NMR Spectroscopy. A postdoctoral research position for a NMR spectroscopist is available in the NMR laboratory at Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico. Research in the position will involve the characterization of materials including organic and inorganic polymers, ceramics, sol-gels, composites and glasses. Experience in one or more of the following areas is required: NMR characterization of materials, solid-state NMR, gradient NMR, high resolution NMR of polymers, multi-dimensional NMR of materials. We offer a competitive salary, with postdoctoral fellows making in the +$60K range depending on experience. For more information contact: Dr. Todd Alam, e-mail: tmalam@sandia.gov, Sandia National Laboratories, Org. 1811, MS 0888, Albuquerque, NM, 87185-0888. Due to clearance requirements applicants must be US citizens. For more information about the laboratory, please visit http://www.sandia.gov/materials/sciences/factsheets/nmr_lab.html.

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Phil Cole of The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is seeking candidates for 1-2 post-doctoral fellow positions in his lab. Our research covers various topics in chemical biology including protein kinases and cell signalling (Williams, D.M. et al. J. Biol. Chem. in press; Parang, K. et al. Nature Struct. Biol. in press), histone acetyltransferases and chromatin remodelling (Lau, O. et al. Molecular Cell 5, 589 (2000)), chemical approaches to regulation of circadian rhythm (Khalil, E.M. et al. PNAS 96, 12418 (1999)), and protein engineering/design (Muir, T.W. et al. PNAS 95. 6705 (1998)). We employ a variety of techniques including organic and protein chemistry, molecular biology and enzymology. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine provides a wonderful environment for interface research in chemistry/biology. Salaries and benefits are competitive. Interested candidates should send CVs along with the names and contact information of 2-3 references to: Phil Cole (tel) 410-614-0540 (fax) 410-614-7717 email: pcole@jhmi.edu.

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Gregory J. Kubas of Los Alamos National Laboratory I am searching for a postdoctoral research associate in the area of transition metal coordination chemistry to begin at the end of the year or sooner if need be. The main thrust of the research involves activation of sigma bonds, including alkane C-H bonds, on electrophilic metal complexes, with emphasis on iron carbonyl systems. The initial appointment will be for two years with the possibility of renewal for a third year by mutual agreement. Desirable background includes experience in organometallic synthesis of air-sensitive compounds and the use of spectroscopic methods for their characterization, particularly multinuclear NMR. Interested candidates should send a current vita including a list of publications and GPA, and the names and addresses of at least two references. Excellent facilities are available for this research including helium gloveboxes with freezers for crystal growth and CCD X-ray diffractometers operated by a highly experienced crystallographer. Also available are state-of-the-art high field NMR, IR, Raman, and neutron spectrometers, including single crystal neutron diffraction and ultrafast-time scale vibrational spectroscopy. The salary is very generous, in the $40,000+ range, and highly candidates can compete for even more prestigious fellowships. Please contact: Chemistry Division, Group C-18; MS-J514, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, 505-667-5767 fax: 505-667-3314.

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Two post-doctoral positions and between one and two Ph.D. student positions are available in the group of Prof. Dr. F. Temps at Christian Albrechts University in Kiel (Germany). The first post-doctoral position is connected with the set-up of a new femto-/picosecond Ti:Sa laser system in a new, state-of-the-art ultrafast laser spectroscopy laboratory. The system will be used for molecular reaction dynamics studies in gas and in liquid phase research. The aims are to use coherent excitation and coherent control in a pump-probe configuration and to exploit the possibilities of femtosecond stimulated emission pumping. An emphasis will be placed on different types of unimolecular processes. The successful candidate will initially be involved in the set-up of the laser system and the experiments and conduct the experiments together with other group members. Expected qualifications include a qualified Ph.D. degree in chemistry or physics and experience with ultrashort pulsed lasers. The position is initially offered for a two year period, with potential for extension depending on academic research interests and agreement. An opportunity exists to develop an independent research profile. The second post-doctoral position is connected with one of the other projects of interest in the group: Kinetics of radical-radical reactions, reaction mechanisms in NOx-reburning in combustion, reactions of silicon containing radicals, quantum state- specific dynamics studies of unimolecular processes, laser and FTMW spectroscopy of free radicals. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or physics and have experience with pulsed lasers, but qualified applicants with other experience will be also considered. The position is available for a one to two year period. Ph.D. candidates are invited to join one of several projects: (1) Ultrafast chemical reaction dynamics studies in the gas or in the liquid phase, (2) quantum state-resolved stimulated emission pumping studies of the unimolecular dynamics of vibrationally highly excited molecules, including product state measurements using ion imaging, (3) chemical kinetics studies of NOx-reburn reactions in combustion and reactions of Si containing radicals in SiH4 oxidation and Si CVD processes, (4) modeling of radical-radical-reactions using ab initio quantum chemistry and unimolecular rate theory. The Ph.D. positions are offered for initial periods of two years with the option for extension for one to two additional years. Expected qualifications are a diploma, master, or qualified BS degree in chemistry (preferentially physical chemistry) or physics. All positions are available between now and May 2001. Salaries will be based on the German BAT scheme, depending on the positions and qualifications. One of the post- doctoral positions may also be established on a stipend basis with comparable income. For further information please consult the World Wide Web at the URL http://www.chemie.uni-kiel.de/phc and go the group home page. Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications including CV to: Prof. Dr. F. Temps, Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie, University of Kiel, Olshausenstr. 40, D-24098 Kiel, Germany, fax: +49-(0)431-880-1704, e- mail: temps@phc.uni-kiel.de. For the post-doctoral positions, the applications should include a brief description of research experiences, list of publications, and two letters of recommendation.

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Professor John P. Selegue of the University of Kentucky, is searching for a postdoctoral research associate in the area of materials-related inorganic chemistry, to begin as soon as possible. The main thrust of the research is to separate nanoparticulate materials including carbon nanotubes by using Field-Flow Fractionation. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second and third year by mutual agreement. The project is multidisciplinary, involving collaborations with co-workers at the University of Kentucky, Los Alamos National Laboratory and elsewhere. Desirable background includes: use, development and maintenance of FFF or similar HPLC equipment; inorganic synthesis, especially solid-state materials; microscopy, such as SEM, TEM and AFM techniques; and the use of physical and spectroscopic methods for the characterization of solid-state materials. The research associate will also have an opportunity to work in the area of organometallic synthesis. Interested candidates should send a current vita including a list of publications and the names and addresses of at least two references. Contact him at: Professor John P. Selegue, Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0055, Phone (859)257-3484, Fax (859)323-1069, E-mail selegue@pop.uky.edu, web: http://www.chem.uky.edu/.

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