Chemistry Newsletter - 11/25/2002

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVI - No. 40 November 25th, 2002

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Professor Gil Nathanson Elected to American Physical Society Fellowship

The American Physical Society has announced that Gil Nathanson has been elected for Fellowship in the American Physical Society. The number of fellows is limited to 0.5% of the total membership and this is a recognition of his outstanding contributions to physics. His citation reads: "For the pioneering use of molecular beam scattering experiments to explore collisions, solvation, and chemical reactions at gas-liquid interfaces." Congratulations Gil.

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Professor Chuck Casey Elected ACS President

BIG NEWS FOLKS! Chuck Casey has just been elected as the new ACS President Elect for 2003. Way to go Chuck! For more information, see http://www.chemistry.org/portal/Chemistry.

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December 10th, 2002 January 21st, 2003
February 11th, 2003 March 11th, 2003 April 8th, 2003 May 13th, 2003

 

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

December 3rd, 2002 December 17th, 2002 January 14th, 2003
February 4th, 2003 February 18th, 2003 March 4th, 2003 March 18th, 2003
April 1st, 2003 April 15th, 2003 May 6th, 2003 May 20th, 2003

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NMR Spectroscopy Technical Assistant

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chemistry Department. Technical Assistantship: NMR Spectroscopy. The Department is seeking applicants for two technical assistant positions for NMR spectroscopy to begin in January 2003 (spring session). Applicants must have already taken fall or spring semester Chem. 636, and will primarily assist in teaching labs for this course. Other duties are involved with these positions. These positions should be valuable to the individual and his or her research group because of the additional expertise the student will gain in NMR spectroscopic techniques. Please contact: the NMR Director, Dr. Charlie Fry, (fry@chem.wisc.edu or 262-3182) immediately if you are interested.

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. James L. Keck, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Mechanisms of Cellular Genome Maintenance"

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Joe Qin, University of Texas-Austin. "Process Sensor Integrity Under feedback Control and Optimization"

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Friday, November 28th, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Roderic Lakes, University of Wisconsin.

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Regina Murphy, UW-Madison, Department of Chemical Engineering. "Kinetics of Beta-Amyloid Peptide Aggregation"

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Annabel Muenter. "The effect of dissolved ions on the interactions of HCl gas with liquid glycerol"

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Professor Sankar Ghosh, Yale University. "NF-kB: An Evolutionarily Conserved Mediator of Immune and Inflammatory Responses"

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. A. Z. Panagiotopoulos, Princeton University. "Phase Transitions in Ionic and Colloid-Polymer Systems"

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joseph Francisco, Purdue University. "Structure and Reactivity of Open-Shell Complexes: New Frontiers in Atmospheric Chemistry"

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2002 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Phillips, Graduate Student.

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Frank Schaper, University of Illinois.

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Thursday, December 5th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Wade Bushman. "The lessons of the One-Eyed Sheep"

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Thursday, December 5th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin Carlson.

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Thursday, December 5th, 2002 - Anatomy Department Seminar, 4 p.m., Room 140 Bardeen, (Anatomy Library). Dr. Aaron Fox, University of Chicago. "Stories from Different Kinds of Secretory Systems"

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Monday, December 9th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Michal Linial.

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Monday, December 9th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rajendra Rathore, Marquette University.

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Robert Holiday. "Vibrationally driven bimolecular reactions"

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George O'Doherty, West Virginia.

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Andrew J. Morris, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. "Synthesis and Inactivation of Lysophosphatidic Acid"

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. David Sholl, Carnegie Mellon University. "Simulating Practical and Possible Materials for Gas Separation Membranes: Zeolites, Carbon Nanotubes, and Metal Alloys"

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Thursday, December 12th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shane Lamos.

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Thursday, December 12th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Thomas Malone. "The Use of Toxicogenomics and Proteomics in Toxicology"

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Friday, December 13th, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Professor Roderic Lakes, University of Wisconsin. "Tissue Viscoelasticity"

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. David Toczyski, University of California-San Francisco. "Dividing With Broken Chromosomes"

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Landick, UW-Madison, Department of Bacteriology. "RNA Polymerase: Structure, Catalysis, and Regulation"

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Monday, April 21st, 2003 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Christopher Bardeen, University of Illinois.

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Analytical Sciences Seminars

The following link is for the UW Analytical Sciences Seminar 2002: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/seminars.html.

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Molecular Kinetics Workshop

Announcement of a workshop on prediction of protein disorder conducted by Molecular Kinetics and co-sponsored by the Center for Eukaryotic Structural Genomics. Friday, December 6, 2002, Biochemistry B1118. To register for this free workshop, please send an e-mail message to: Dr. Craig Newman at csnewman@nmrfam.wisc.edu.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Nguyen TM; Seifert RJ; Mowrey DR; Lee DS.

Synthesis of the 5-7-6 core of guanacastepenes. Construction of C8 quaternary carbon via the inversion of stereochemistry.

ORGANIC LETTERS 2002, Vol 4, Iss 22, pp 3959-3962.

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Raguse TL; Porter EA; Weisblum B; Gellman SH.

Structure-activity studies of 14-helical antimicrobial beta-peptides: Probing the relationship between conformational stability and antimicrobial potency.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 124, Iss 43, pp 12774-12785.

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Woll MG; Fisk JD; LePlae PR; Gellman SH.

Stereoselective synthesis of 3-substituted 2-aminocyclopentanecarboxylic acid derivatives and their incorporation into short 12-helical beta-peptides that fold in water.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 124, Iss 42, pp 12447-12452.

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Lai JR; Huck BR; Weisblum B; Gellman SH.

Design of non-cysteine-containing antimicrobial beta-hairpins: Structure-activity relationship studies with linear protegrin-1 analogues.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2002, Vol 41, Iss 42, pp 12835-12842.

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Postdoctoral Research Opportunities in the NIST Laser Applications Group

Postdoctoral Research Opportunities in the Laser Applications Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. K. A. Briggman, T.A.Germer, L.S.Goldner, E.J.Heilweil, A R. Hight Walker, K.R. Lykke, J.Hwang, D.F. Plusquellic, P-S.Shaw, 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, spectroscopy, 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. Present hot topics include NSOM studies of biological membranes and optoelectronic polymers; vibrational spectroscopy and ultrafast dynamics of single molecules; binding and folding of single biomolecules using combined optical and physical (microfluidic, AFM) techniques; terahertz time and frequency-domain spectroscopy and low-frequency Raman spectroscopy of biological molecules; SERS of biological molecules absorbed on magnetic nanoparticles; vibrationally resonant SFG studies of structure and dynamics of biomolecules (e.g., proteins) at biological interfaces; polarized light scattering to characterize semiconductor surfaces. 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 starting salary is $55,700 and there are government health, relocation, and other benefits. 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/pga/rap.nsf. The deadline for completing applications for this annual competition is January 15, 2003; the starting date for the two-year fellowships is July 2003 through January 2004. Prospective postdocs are encouraged to contact us immediately to discuss research and proposal topics. They may call: Kimberly Briggman, Thom Germer, Lori Goldner, Ted Heilweil, Angela Hight Walker, Jeeseong Hwang, Keith Lykke, David Plusquellic, Ping Shaw, or John Stephenson at (301) 975-2358, -2876, -3792, -2370, -2155, -4580, -3216, -3896, -4416,or -2372, respectively.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Laboratory Director for Physical / Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Penn State, University Park, Pa: We seek a dynamic individual to play a vital role in reshaping our undergraduate program. In collaboration with another recently hired lab director, this individual will be responsible for developing an innovative undergraduate laboratory curriculum in physical and analytical chemistry. The labs involve approximately 300 students and 14 teaching assistants per year. Possible additional areas of responsibility include lecturing in physical, analytical, or environmental chemistry, depending on the interests and capabilities of the candidate. A Ph. D. in Physical or Analytical Chemistry is required, and a background in the area of materials chemistry is particularly desirable but not essential. Further information about the position and the Department is available at: http://www.chem.psu.edu/positions/. The position will be a 9- or 12-month continuing faculty appointment at the rank of Lecturer. Reply to: Chair of the Physical/Analytical Lab Director Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Position # 14497-D, 152 Davey Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Include a resume and a statement of teaching philosophy. Also have transcripts and three letters of reference sent to this same address. Evaluation of applications will begin on January 15th and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

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Organic Chemistry Laboratory Director, Department of Chemistry, Penn State, University Park, Pa: Join our team of five faculty lab directors to continue revitalization of our laboratory program. An open-access undergraduate instrument facility (400 MHz liquids/solids NMR, GC/GC-MS, IR, etc) allows all 850 students in our organic lab courses to fully experience modern organic chemistry and would allow you more creativity in teaching. Experience in synthetic, bio-organic, and/or medicinal chemistry and the use of molecular modeling is desired. Responsibilities include lecturing in one or two organic courses and delivery of a rigorous TA training program. Involvement in undergraduate or collaborative research is encouraged. A Ph.D. is required, preferably in the area of organic chemistry. Further information about the position and the Department is available at: http://www.chem.psu.edu/positions. This will be a 9- or 12-month continuing faculty appointment at the rank of Lecturer. Reply to: Chair of the Organic Lab Director Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Position #: 14476-D, 152 Davey Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Include a resume and a statement of teaching philosophy. Also have transcripts and three letters of reference sent to the above address. Evaluation of applications will begin on January 15th and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

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Zebrafish Development and Environmental Health. Two Positions. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Institute of Environmental Health and NIH/NIEHS Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Sciences Center of Excellence invite applications from outstanding scientists to fill two positions in the University's Zebrafish Initiative, one OPEN RANK and one ASSISTANT PROFESSOR. Tenure homes may be the Department of Chemistry or Biological Sciences. A consortium of scientists at UW-Milwaukee, the Medical College of Wisconsin and UW-Madison are assembling a frontier group of zebrafish researchers in the area of environmental health and toxicology. The objective is to discover the underlying mechanisms of toxicity of chemicals that affect embryonic development and contribute to the on-set of chronic disease. The new faculty can interact with exceptionally strong groups in metal toxicology, signal transduction/endocrine disruption, and genomics and bioinformatics. First rate space and support for zebrafish care and experimentation are located the UW-Milwaukee WATER Institute. Additional information is found at: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/MFB/. Candidates should send their curriculum vitae, research plans, a statement about teaching interests, and three reference letters to: David Petering, Department of Chemistry, POB 413, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 53201-0413. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 18, 2002 and will be accepted until the positions are filled.

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The Louisiana Scholars' College, the state's designated four-year selective-admissions honors college in the liberal arts and sciences, located at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, seeks broadly trained candidates to fill two tenure-track positions, one in the area of organic chemistry, and a second in biochemistry, beginning August 2003. (An earlier appointment is possible.) One position will be filled at the Associate Professor level; the second will be an Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will hold the PhD, have experience teaching both introductory and advanced chemistry courses, be able to contribute to a team-taught Great Texts curriculum, and have demonstrated evidence of scholarly achievement. Applicants should be committed to liberal arts education and willing to interact with colleagues and students from other fields in the arts and sciences to maintain and improve an integrated, multidisciplinary honors curriculum. Qualified applicants at the senior level will be considered for the Richard Lounsbury Endowed Professorship in Chemistry, providing additional funds to support research and scholarly activities. Duties include: teaching (12 contact hours per semester if graduate faculty status is maintained, 15 hours otherwise); directing undergraduate theses as needed; scholarly activity; curricular development and review; and committee work as assigned. Both positions are expected to teach the core interdisciplinary science seminar; a course addressing the history and philosophy of science or a course in the Great Texts core sequence; and share responsibility for the general chemistry for majors sequence, including labs. Additional responsibilities include: (organic chemist) organic chemistry and lab for majors; (biochemist) biochemistry and lab for majors and genomic biology lecture and lab. For more information on the College, please visit our web site at http://www.nsula.edu/scholars_college/. Please send vitae, 3 current letters of recommendation, copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and representative publications or a dissertation chapter to: Dr. Margaret E. Cochran, Director Louisiana Scholars' College, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA 71497, voice: 318-357-4577, fax: 318-357-5908, email: cochran@nsula.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Assistant Professor Faculty Position Tenure Track. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia invites applications for tenure track appointments at the Assistant Professor level. We are seeking individuals whose research interests and expertise are in the areas of Spectroscopy or Bioanalytical Chemistry. The successful candidates will be expected to establish an externally funded research program that will attract top caliber graduate students and postdoctoral collaborators. Teaching ability at both graduate and undergraduate levels is also a prime consideration. On campus interviews will begin in December, applicants should send curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and a detailed description of research plans to: Professor Timothy Macdonald, Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia, PO Box 400319, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4319.

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry. The University of Kansas Department of Medicinal Chemistry anticipates hiring a full-time tenure-track assistant or associate professor beginning August 18, 2003, and invites applications for this position. A Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related field is required and postdoctoral experience is desirable. Duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and the direction of a vigorous, externally funded, research program. The research interests of the candidate should be in the field of bio-organic chemistry, broadly defined, and should complement those of the current faculty (http://www.pharm.ukans.edu/medchem). We particularly seek candidates with strength in chemistry and an interest in proteins as well as small molecules. The complete position announcement can be viewed at the website. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, a resumé and well-developed research proposals, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation be sent to: Dr. Robert P. Hanzlik, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas, 1251 Wescoe Hall Dr. 4070 Malott, Lawrence, KS 66045-7582. E-mail: rhanzlik@ku.edu. Initial review of applications will begin December 16, 2002, and will continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in analytical chemistry and environmental studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2003 (pending approval). Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry and be interested in teaching and conducting research in an ACS-accredited undergraduate department that emphasizes close faculty-student interaction. In addition to the ability to teach courses in analytical chemistry and general chemistry, successful candidates must be able to teach courses in our Environmental Studies program and be interested in contributing to the development of this program. Complete applications (a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, a description of teaching philosophy, a description of research plans, and a list of equipment needs) and three letters of reference should be sent to: Dr. Jeff Frick, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Illinois Wesleyan University, PO Box 2900, Bloomington, IL 61702-2900. More information about the Chemistry Department and its facilities is available at http://titan.iwu.edu/~chem. Information about the Environmental Studies Program can be found at http://titan.iwu.edu/~environ/. Inquiries may be sent to jfrick@iwu.edu. Review of applications will begin two weeks after publication of this ad and will continue until the position is filled. For further information see our jobs web page at http://www.iwu.edu/~iwujobs.

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Faculty Position in Chemistry/Chemical Biology. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship beginning August 2003. Outstanding scientists with interests at the interface of Chemistry and Biology are invited to join a robust group of biochemists within the Department. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., be able to establish an internationally recognized research program, and demonstrate a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. Submit a curriculum vitae with a research plan, an outline of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor W. England, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201 (FAX: 414-229-5530, email: england@,uwm.edu) and postmarked by November 30, 2002.

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Assistant Professor Senior Research, Radiation Center, Oregon State University. Full-time, 12 month, fixed term Assistant Professor-Senior Research position available March 1, 2003. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head. The full-time annual salary rate is commensurate with experience. Develop and implement innovative educational outreach programs in radiochemistry; develop and implement basic research in radiochemistry. PhD in nuclear or radiochemistry or a related field. Experience in both the teaching of radiochemistry and in radiochemical research is essential. Applicant should have a minimum of three years of research experience in nuclear or radiochemistry or a related field, including research leading to the doctoral thesis. For full consideration applications should be received by January 1, 2003. Submit a letter of application with a curriculum vitae, list of publications, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Walter Loveland, Radiation Center, Oregon State University, 100 Radiation Center, Corvallis OR 97331-5903, Telephone: 541-737-7078, Fax: 541-737-0480.

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Applications are invited for persons qualified for appointment as full professor to serve as Head of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in the chemical sciences, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a nationally or internationally recognized record of scholarly research. The successful candidate is expected to provide strong leadership in enhancing the stature of the research and instructional programs of this nationally recognized Department, and in representing the Department to outside constituencies. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. The Head is also expected to maintain a competitive, externally funded research program. The Department currently consists of 32 faculty, 23 staff, 43 postdoctoral associates, and 96 graduate students. The faculty has a strong commitment to quality graduate and undergraduate education, is associated with many interdisciplinary centers of excellence, and maintains close research relationships with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (which is co-managed by the University). Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing how their qualifications meet the position requirements, a vita, and electronic contact information for four references, to: Department Head Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1600. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2003, and will continue until the position is filled.

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St. Cloud University. Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Tenure-track appointment. Salary dependent upon academic qualifications and experience. Date of Appointment: August 25, 2003. Primary duties: teaching undergraduate courses in physical chemistry, general chemistry 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 physical chemistry or a related field required at the time of appointment. Teaching experience at the college level is desirable as is experience in computational, material or polymer chemistry. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds. Apply to: Dr. Jack F. McKenna, Chair, Physical Chemistry Search Committee, Chemistry Department, MS-358, St. Cloud State University, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN, 56301-4498 (320) 255-3032, Fax (320) 203-6041, e-mail: jfmckenna@stcloudstate.edu. The completed application must include letter of application, vitae, transcripts (photocopies acceptable for screening), a brief description of proposed research involving undergraduate students, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three recent letters of reference (sent directly from referee). 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 January 9, 2003. Materials received after this date cannot be guaranteed consideration. All finalists will be required to give a seminar during the interview process

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral position at the University of Illinois in Multidimensional Spectroscopy. A postdoctoral position is available in Professor Dana Dlott's group in the field of multidimensional vibrational spectroscopy. He has developed a three-dimensional spectroscopy technique for studying vibrational energy relaxation in molecules, which has become the most powerful method available to study vibrational energy movement. Now he has installed a new and better laser system, so all the tools are in place for an ambitious individual to be tremendously productive in this new field. He is looking for a high energy and ambitious person with an excellent track record and good communication skills, who wants to make an impact in chemical physics and publish a lot of important papers. In the past, chemists, physicists and engineers have all been very successful in his laboratory. He needs an excellent experimentalist who has familiarity with high power shortpulse lasers and pulsed laser techniques. Candidates who wish to be considered for this position should send an application and request three letters of recommendation. Contact: Dana D. Dlott, Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois, A208 Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory, Box 01-6 CLSL, MC-712, 600 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801-3364, phone: (217)-333-3574, fax: (217)-244-3186, Email: Dlott@scs.uiuc.edu, homepage: http://dlottgroup.scs.uiuc.edu/group/. A great deal of information is available about the University of Illinois on our web site, http://www.uiuc.edu.

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