Chemistry Newsletter - 12/04/2006

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXX - No. 41 December 4th, 2006

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Marty Zanni Wins 2006 Coblentz Award

We are delighted to report that Marty Zanni has won the 2006 Coblentz Award. This award is given by the Coblentz Society, whose mission is to foster the understanding and application of vibrational spectroscopy. Marty will receive the award and present the Award Lecture at the Ohio State University International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy. Congratulations Marty!

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Berta Ostrander Wins L&S Classified Staff Excellence Award

We are delighted to announce that Berta Ostrander, our Grants Specialist, has won an L&S Classified Staff Excellence Award for outstanding performance and service to the Department and the College. We are indeed indebted to Berta for her extraordinary efforts in keeping our grants operation running smoothly. Congratulations Berta!

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Andy Schmitt Wins a Poster Award at the 2006 Materials Research Society Meeting

We are happy to announce that 3rd-year graduate student Andy Schmitt in the Jin group won a Poster Award at the 2006 Materials Research Society Fall meeting in Boston during the past week. His poster was entitled: "General synthesis and properties of novel transition metal silicide nanowires." Only 10 Poster Awards were given, out of 1000+ posters across 40+ symposia. Congratulations Andy!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

12/12/2006 - Exec Meeting Only

12/19/2006

2/13/2007

3/13/2007

4/10/2007

5/08/2007

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

12/05/2007

1/23/2007

2/06/2007

2/20/2007

3/06/2007

3/20/2007

4/17/2007

5/01/2007

5/15/2007

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Nelson, University of Pittsburgh. “Aldol Additions, Claisen Rearrangements, and Diels-Alder Cycloadditions: Some Old Favorites in the Service of New Reaction Development”

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, December 7th, 2006 - Biochemistry Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry Building. Chris B. Pascal, Director, Office of Research Integrity, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “Ensuring the Public Trust: Responding to Research Misconduct and Promoting Responsible Research”

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Thursday, December 7th, 2006 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building. Jian-Min Zuo, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. “Atomic Structure of Nanotubes and Nano-Clusters”

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Friday, December 8th, 2006 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Laura Heisler, WARF. “An Overview of Intellectual Property Protection Procedures at UW-Madison”

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Friday, December 8th, 2006 - EC&T Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science & Engineering Lab. Kevin Leonard, UW Material Science. “Synthesis and Characterization of High-Power Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors Using a Novel Nanoporous Material”

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2006, WISELI Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Linda Nicholson, Cornell. “Directing Traffic With a Flip of the Tail: Pin 1 in Action in Alzheimer’s Disease”

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

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

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 - Women in Science Roundtable, 5:00 p.m. til 7:00 p.m., Room 9341 Chemistry Building. An informal discussion led by Prof. Linda Nicholson of Cornell University. “Striving for Equality in an Academic Environment”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday, February 14th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ann Valentine, Yale University.

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

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 - Inorganic and Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Buhro, Yale University.

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

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

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

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

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Friday, March 9th, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Michael Westrick, Sterling Vineyards. “Commercial Winemaking, Home Winemaking and Careers in the Wine Business”

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Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Green, Penn State University.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Recent Publications

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Synthesis of the entire framework of tartrolon B utilizing a silicon-tethered ring-closing metathesis strategy.

Kim, YJ; Lee, D*.

ORGANIC LETTERS 8 (23): 5219-5222 NOV 9 2006.

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Reactivity and selectivity of 1,3-diyn-6-enes in electrophilic transition metal-catalyzed reactions.

Cho, EJ; Kim, M; Lee, D*.

ORGANIC LETTERS 8 (23): 5413-5416 NOV 9 2006.

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Identification of an "end-on" nickel-superoxo adduct, [Ni(tmc)(O-2)](+).

Kieber-Emmons, MT; Annaraj, J; Seo, MS; Van Heuvelen, KM; Tosha, T; Kitagawa, T; Brunold, TC*; Nam, W; Riordan, CG.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 128 (44): 14230-14231 NOV 8 2006.

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Tuning peptoid secondary structure with pentafluoroaromatic functionality: A new design paradigm for the construction of discretely folded peptoid structures.

Gorske, BC; Blackwell, HE*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 128 (44): 14378-14387 NOV 8 2006.

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The use of a generalized born model for the analysis of protein conformational transitions: A comparative study with explicit solvent simulations for chemotaxis Y protein (CheY).

Formaneck, MS; Cui, Q*.

JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY 27 (16): 1923-1943 DEC 2006.

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Vibrationally mediated photodissociation of ammonia: The influence of N-H stretching vibrations on passage through conical intersections.

Hause, ML; Yoon, YH; Crim, FF*.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 125 (17): Art. No. 174309 NOV 7 2006.

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Photogating carbon nanotube transistors.

Marcus, MS; Simmons, JM; Castellini, OM; Hamers, RJ*; Eriksson, MA.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 100 (8): Art. No. 084306 OCT 15 2006.

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Ultrahigh-surface-area metallic electrodes by templated electroless deposition on functionalized carbon nanofiber scaffolds.

Metz, KM; Tse, KY; Baker, SE; Landis, EC; Hamers, RJ*.

CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS 18 (23): 5398-5400 NOV 14 2006.

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Do sigma factors need help with a meltdown?

Saecker, RM; Davis, CA; Record, MT*.

CELL 127 (2): 256-258 OCT 20 2006.

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Stereochemically general approach to adjacent bis(tetrahydrofuran) cores of annonaceous acetogenins.

Wysocki, LM; Dodge, MW; Voight, EA; Burke, SD*.

ORGANIC LETTERS 8 (24): 5637-5640 NOV 23 2006.

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Pluteus aurantipes sp nov from Wisconsin, United States.

Minnis, AM; Sundberg, WJ; Nelsen, SF*.

MYCOLOGIA 98 (4): 659-661 JUL-AUG 2006.

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Solid-state Si-29 NMR study of RSiSiR: A tool for analyzing the nature of the Si-Si bond.

Kravchenko, V; Kinjo, R; Sekiguchi, A; Ichinohe, M; West, R*; Balazs, YS; Schmidt, A; Karni, M; Apeloig, Y.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 128 (45): 14472-14473 NOV 15 2006.

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A ribonuclease zymogen activated by the NS3 protease of the hepatitis C virus.

Johnson, RJ; Lin, SR; Raines, RT*.

FEBS JOURNAL 273 (23): 5457-5465 DEC 2006.

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Binding specificity of an alpha-helical protein sequence to a full-length Hsp70 chaperone and its minimal substrate-binding domain.

Vega, CA; Kurt, N; Chen, ZJ; Rudiger, S; Cavagnero, S*.

BIOCHEMISTRY 45 (46): 13835-13846 NOV 21 2006.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Advanced Proteome Therapeutics Inc. Advanced Proteome Therapeutics Inc. (APTI) is a new, Boston-based company that is applying a bold platform technology geared toward the rapid commercialization of protein therapeutics. We are seeking skilled experimentalists who thrive on providing innovative solutions to challenging problems and are both independent and strongly interactive, and who are interested in pioneering an entirely new approach to drug discovery and development that is broadly based on underutilized chemical principles, as applied to protein-site targeting. We are seeking a Research Scientist with the following skills. Research Scientist - Peptide Chemistry (PhD) Description: Perform synthesis of peptide combinatorial libraries; Perform solid and liquid phase peptide synthesis and purification using commercial instruments; Perform post-synthesis chemical modifications and synthesis of peptide conjugates; Develop new linker technologies; Characterize peptide-based new chemical entities. Qualifications: Organic/Medicinal chemistry Ph.D. with 3-10 years of experience in organic synthesis with an emphasis on peptide synthesis and modifications; Must be a self-starter and highly motivated researcher; Demonstrated ability to perform assigned work with minimal supervision; Performs laboratory experiments in a consistent, reliable, accurate and timely manner; Communicates clearly in written and verbal forms; Effective team skills and ability to understand deadlines and commitments. Experience with peptide combinatorial libraries is a definite plus. APTI offers a dynamic work environment as well as an excellent salary and stock option package. If you possess a venturesome and enterprising spirit, and the prospect of shaping the direction and culture of a new company ignites your interest, please e-mail your resume and a cover letter to jobs@aptbiotech.com.

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Capstone, Inc. Applied NanoWorks - Senior Scientist. Applied NanoWorks (ANW) is a pioneer in the development of practical and effective nanotechnology. Applied NanoWorks is the first global company to create optically clear oxide products that easily integrate into existing manufacturing processes for UV blocking, refractive index and hardness applications. Applied NanoWorks’ ability to tune particle sizes also makes its oxides ideal for semiconductor manufacturing. Another promising family of materials developed by ANW is its nano-phosphors which eliminate toxic heavy metals and the need for surface treatments. Using cutting edge patented technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and its own internal research; Applied NanoWorks has developed a highly competitive advantage over competitors in many industries by providing products that have proven performance and are manufactured with high margins while meeting industry cost requirements. Having recently secured $2.0 million in Series A funding the company plans to expand its nano-materials manufacturing and bring its high performance nano-particles to the commercial market. As a key member of Applied NanoWorks’ Research & Development team, our candidate of choice will report directly to the CTO. This professional will focus on working with customers to integrate Applied NanoWorks materials into customer formulations, dramatically improving material performance related, but not limited to, mechanical strength, corrosion resistance, UV protection and conductivity. Working in the lab, this scientist will identify appropriate chemical reactions and develop proprietary formulations and processes for specific customer applications. In parallel to the development and characterization of these compounds, this professional will assume a leadership role in establishing, maintaining and managing the development of laboratory controls, policies, equipment, and procedures to support the accelerated growth of Applied NanoWorks. While ensuring a safe and productive workplace, it is critical that this professional have a high sensitivity to customer service, quality and the economic viability of these products. An important component of these efforts will be to work with the leadership team to create project plans to meet goals and objectives from customer and internal projects. The diversity of this role is exemplified by the need to have a willingness to run batch processes and maintain the lab as needed while also interacting with senior technologists and managers at global customer facilities. This individual will use past experiences and a strong educational background to stimulate the growth of an environment that will develop products into commercially viable volumes. Specific Responsibilities: Take responsibility for creating a safe and efficient laboratory that is capable of meeting/exceeding the increasing demand for product. Establish, maintain and manage lab operation controls and policies; Positively and proactively interact with the commercial team to support customers for future product developments; Create and monitor project plans to meet goals and objectives for customers and internal projects; Identify processes to integrate current products into customer’s products; Determine chemical reactions and formulations for specific customer needs and product development and compatibility with other materials. Coordinate and run batch processes; Act as lab manager to ensure lab has required supplies to meet product development needs; Supervise lab technicians; Communicate with CTO to establish product development strategy and goals. Qualifications: The successful candidate will be recognized as a highly ethical, self motivated and successful scientist with demonstrated experience managing a lab and interacting with customers. This professional will have experience in commercializing technology and utilizing creative methods to develop new products and scaling up processes. This individual will have the self-confidence, sense of urgency and poise to effectively interact with senior technical and business leadership within and outside the company. Our candidate choice must be willing to “roll up the sleeves” and be hands-on with every aspect of the product development process. Specific qualifications include: Highly regarded chemist with a minimum of 5-10 years experience as a research professor, industrial chemist or at a national laboratory with a passion to develop commercially viable products and possessing a clear understanding of what it takes to make a chemical product commercially viable; Prior experience in nanoparticle surface treatment/coatings and manipulation or metal-oxides and composite suspensions or formulation compatibilities preferred but not required; Demonstrated ability to proactively and positively communicate with internal and external global customers. Experience in supervising and working with lab technicians and other chemists; Significant experience in procuring, setting up and operating both high and low temperature lab equipment (i.e. furnaces, spectrometers and other analyzers, pumps, lab benches etc.); Experience with clean room procedures, MSDS, OSHA is highly desirable; PhD in Chemistry or a related field complimented by appropriate industry experience. Contact: Capstone, Inc., Amy M. Johnson, President, 971 Albany-Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110, Tel: 518-783-9300 Ext. 101, Fax: 518-783-9328, e-mail: amyj@capstone-inc.com.

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University of California, Berkeley. Lecturer Position in Chemistry - General Chemistry. Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry beginning in January 2007. Duties of the position include: assisting in the teaching and digital presentation of large lecture courses in general chemistry; help design and manage a dynamic course website; implement online teaching tools including online assessments using material provided by text book publishers and internal sources; design and/or implement and maintain course administrative tools; and assist in designing and creating digital materials, such as PowerPoint slides for lecture courses. Qualified applicants will also deliver lectures in large general chemistry courses. On-the-job training will be provided for qualified applicants, especially those with excellent teaching references and some experience with digital media. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chemistry or Chemical Education; experience with creation and management of digital media and/or web design; experience with course management systems and online learning technology; experience with PHP, MySQL, Apache, JavaScript etc. a plus. The nine-month salary is $46-56,000 depending on experience, with the possibility of additional income for summer session instruction. The appointment is for one year with the potential for annual renewal consistent with University policies. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a summary of teaching experience and arrange to have three letters sent to: the Chair, Lecturer Recruiting, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-1460. Please refer references to the UC statement on confidentiality at: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 30, 2006.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Chemistry Faculty Position at Ewha - Spring 2007. Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. Chemistry, (Tenure Track). Applications are invited for a Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate/Full Faculty Position in either Physical Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry, beginning in Spring 2007. The Position is open to Foreign Nationals only (Korean expatriates holding foreign citizenship will also be considered). The Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, is one of the largest of its kind in the world for exclusive woman’s education, with over one hundred and twenty year-tradition of excellence in research and teaching. The Department of Chemistry offers a full range of courses leading to B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. The Department is made up of Six Chemistry Fields (Organic, Physical, Inorganic, Analytical, Polymer, and Biochemistry). With a great deal of modern instruments, the Department intensively supports Frontier Research Programs. The University is seeking a highly dedicated new faculty member who is deeply committed to interdisciplinary learning, the application of new technologies in teaching and scholarship, and to the preparation of students for life in a diverse and rapidly changing global society. World-leading academic vision and authority in teaching and research and willingness to start and advance new academic developments in every emergent aspect can play the major role in appointments. A. Information regarding the required qualifications: (1) Applicants should be Foreign Nationals (Korean expatriates holding foreign citizenship will also be considered) (2) Applicants should have Ph.D. degree in either Physical or Analytical Chemistry area (3) Applicants should have Post-doctoral experience (4) Applicants must be fluent in English B. Application materials : Applicants must submit the following materials directly to the Chairperson of the Department of Chemistry, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, no later than December 22, 2006. Candidates who have been selected for the interview process will be notified after the document evaluation. (1) Completed application form(curriculum vitae including a list of publications) with passport-size photo (2 copies, 2 photos) (2) Certificates of academic degrees and professional licenses (2 copies) (3) Undergraduate and graduate school transcripts (2 copies each, total GPA included) (4) Two letters of recommendation from professors in the relevant fields of study (2 copies each) (5) Verifications of work experience (2 copies) (6) Published works for the last 4 years (since March 2003) and thesis for the final degree. (a copy) (7) A copy of passport (2 copies - photo page) Please quote “Chemistry Faculty Invitation” in all correspondence. Application Due date: December 22, 2006. Mailing Address: Professor So-Yeop Han, Chairperson of the Department of Chemistry, Ewha Womans University, Seoul 120-750, Korea, Tel: +82-2-3277-2377, Fax: +82-2-3277-2384, E-Mail: syhan@ewha.ac.kr. Chemistry homepage: http://chem.ewha.ac.kr. Ewha Womans University homepage: http://www.ewha.ac.kr/eng/index.html.

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Biochemistry Faculty Position. Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The Department of Biochemistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Applicants should be developing novel or innovative approaches to fundamental questions of biological chemistry with links to human disease. The College of Medicine is expanding with a new research building for genetic and translational medicine. This center will house over 30 new laboratories and is scheduled for completion in early 2008. Research interests may complement those of existing faculty, including programs with broad application in Biochemistry, Chemical Biology and Structural Biology. Candidates are expected to have a PhD or MD degree, postdoctoral experience and a strong record of accomplishment. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a summary of research plans as a single PDF to: Bcsearch06@medusa.bioc.aecom.yu.edu. Applications arriving before January 15, 2007 will receive full consideration. Letters from three or more references should be sent to the same email address. Other correspondence can be addressed to: Search Committee, Department of Biochemistry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461.

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Colorado School of Mines. The Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry invites applications for up to two anticipated tenure-track appointments in the general area of Materials and Energy (e.g., electronic materials, fuel cells, electrochemistry, photovoltaics, electroceramics, etc.) to begin Fall 2007. It is anticipated that these positions will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, but candidates with appropriate experience may be considered at the Full Professor level. Teaching contributions are expected in the inorganic chemistry curriculum, but other areas will be considered. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or closely-related field is required by time of appointment. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. The Department offers ACS-approved B.S. chemistry degrees, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Successful applicants must demonstrate the potential to develop or maintain a sustainable externally-funded research program and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. Applicants must submit a letter addressing qualifications, identify the rank applied for, research plans, and teaching philosophy. Applicants must also submit a curriculum vita, official graduate transcripts, and arrange for three letters of recommendation. Senior-level applicants do not need to send letters of recommendation at this time. Please send application materials to: Colorado School of Mines, Human Resources Office, Search #06-031070 1500 Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401, Fax: (303) 384-2025. The complete job announcement with application instructions can be found at: http://www.is.mines.edu/hr/Faculty_Jobs.shtm. Review of applications will begin December 15, but applications will be accepted after this date. Information about the Department can be found at: http://www.mines.edu/academic/chemistry/.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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Post-Doctoral Positions - Ribosome. Display for Evolution of Peptide Ligands. Two year fixed term Contract. Cambridge Antibody Technology is established as an innovative world leader in the discovery and development of human therapeutic antibodies, based on our proprietary Phage and Ribosome Display technology. CAT is looking for Post-Doctoral scientists to join the technology development team responsible for the successful establishment of our future display platform. A key goal of this group is to extend Ribosome Display technology into the evolution of peptides and polypeptides. Working as part of an interdisciplinary team, the main objectives will be to: design and evolve peptide molecules based on protein structures; design peptide libraries incorporating unnatural amino acids/pharmacophores for ribosome display; design and execute independently experiments to evaluate and develop novel technologies and scientific approaches, and work flexibly with molecular biologists and protein chemists to extend the scope of ribosome display and, in the longer term, to work with assay scientists, cell biologists and pharmacologists to apply the platform to drug discovery. The ideal candidate will have a relevant PhD, preferably postdoctoral experience and a successful track record of independent experimental research. Experience in structural biology, chemical biology or peptide chemistry is required. Knowledge of protein-protein interaction or/and the principles of pharmacology and medicinal chemistry is essential. If you would like to use your knowledge in your area of expertise to work in a multi-disciplinary team in an ambitious technology development program, please e-mail your CV along with a covering letter outlining your suitability to: human.resources@cambridgeantibody.com.

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