Chemistry newsletter for 3/28/2011

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXV - No. 11 March 28th, 2011

********************
Desiree Bates Hired as New "Computational Chemistry Leader"
We are pleased to announce that we have hired a new "Computational Chemistry Leader", Desiree Bates, from the University of Mississippi.  After interviewing numerous candidates, Desiree was the top choice of both the Computer Committee and a panel of graduate students. Desiree will be arriving near the middle of April.  She will be responsible for interacting with a wide cross-section of graduate students and faculty, helping them to introduce computational techniques into their research in addition to a wide variety of other responsibilities. Please stop by and introduce yourself after April 18th. Congratulations and Welcome Desiree!!
********************
2011 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

April 12th, 2011 May 3rd, 2011

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

April 5th, 2011 April 19th, 2011 May 10th, 2011

********************
SEMINARS
********************
Thursday, March 31st, 2011 - Analytical/Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sarah Trimpin, Wayne State University.
********************
Thursday, March 31st, 2011 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 Materials Science & Engineering Building. Anter El-Azab, Florida State University. "Microstructure Stability in Irradiated Materials"
********************
Friday, April 1st, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Dr. K.V. Reddy, Founder and President of Printel, Inc.
********************
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Philip Cole, Johns-Hopkins University.
********************
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Giulia A. Galli, University of California, Davis.
********************
Thursday, April 7th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ryan Bailey, The University of Illinois, UC.
********************
Monday, April 11th, 2011 - Ferry Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Tirrell, California Institute of Technology.
********************
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ephraim Woods III, Colgate University.
********************
Thursday, April 13th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vince Rotello, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
********************
Thursday, April 13th, 2011 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vince Rotello, University of Massachusetts -Amherst.
********************
Thursday, April 14th, 2011 - Organic Seminar - Abbott Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
********************
Friday, April 15th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Shain Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
********************
Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Dr. John Tallarico, Novartis.
********************
Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel P. Raleigh, SUNY Stony Brook.
********************
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Geoff Coates, Cornell University.
********************
Thursday, April 21st, 2011 - Analytical/Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kyoung-Shin Choi, Purdue University.
********************
Monday, April 25th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
********************
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Srikanth Sastry, Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India.
********************
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
********************
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerald Meyer, Johns Hopkins University.
********************
Thursday, April 28th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mildred Dresselhaus, MIT.
********************
Monday, May 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phil Powers, University of California, Davis.
********************
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Malika Jeffries-El, Iowa State University.
********************
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark S. Gordon, Iowa State University.
********************
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Amy Palmer, University of Colorado, Boulder.
********************
Thursday, May 5th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kim Prather, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
********************
Tuesday, May 9th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kian Tan, Boston University.
********************
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan Balch, University of California, Davis.
********************
Summer 2011, Fall 2011, and Spring 2012 Chemistry Teaching Positions
The University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry has temporary, part-time and temporary, full- time lecturer positions in general, analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry available for the 8-week summer and the 15-week fall and spring terms. Specific course information (including class meeting times) can be found in the Class Schedule at: http://onestop.umn.edu. The available courses are: Summer 2011: CHEM 1021; CHEM 1022; CHEM 2101; CHEM 2111; CHEM 2301; CHEM 2302; CHEM 2311; CHEM 4501; CHEM 4502. Fall 2011: CHEM 1015; CHEM 2111; CHEM 2301; CHEM 2302; CHEM 4501; CHEM 4511. Spring 2012: CHEM 1015; CHEM 1021; CHEM 1022; CHEM 2301; CHEM 2302; CHEM 4066; CHEM 4701. Duties: Preparing and giving lectures; holding office hours; preparing, giving, and grading exams; preparing and supervising laboratories (only for CHEM 2111, 2311, and 4511); training and supervising of teaching assistants in laboratories (only for CHEM 2111, 2311, and 4511); training and supervising of teaching assistants for recitations (only for CHEM 2101, 4501, 4502, and 4701). Full-time equivalent: Teaching 7.0 TLU in any combination over the three terms is considered the equivalent of a 12-month 100% lecturer position. Information about benefits can be found at: http://www.umn.edu/ohr/benefits/. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in chemistry is preferred and an M.S. in chemistry or a related field is required; prior teaching experience at the college level is preferred. Any qualified person interested in a temporary lecturer position should submit a short cover letter indicating the number of courses to be taught in each term and a ranked list of the courses (including class meeting times) that the applicant would like (and is qualified) to teach. All applicants need to include a current Curriculum Vitae and two letters of professional recommendation. If available, student evaluations of prior teaching should also be included. Evaluation of applicants will begin on Friday, March 25, 2011. Applications should be submitted on-line, using the following link: http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=93451. If you wish, send any application materials in addition to those required online to: Nancy Thao, Assistant to the Vice Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 207 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431. For more information regarding course offering and content, contact: Nancy Thao at 612-6240313 or thao@umn.edu. This material is available in alternative formats upon request. To request disability accommodations please contact Nancy Thao, Chemistry, 115 Smith Hall, (612) 624-0313. For further information on providing necessary accommodations, please contact Disability Services, at (612) 624-4037.
********************
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
********************
ChemShuttle is a fast growing chemistry CRO company that provides our global clients with premier chemistry services in synthesizing pharmaceutical intermediates, reference compounds and library compounds with scales ranging from miligrams to kilograms. We are looking for chemists with strong background in organic synthesis. The job requirements are: Ph.D. or MS in organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry with 0-5 years of working experiences in organic synthesis; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; Project management experiences highly desirable; Supervising experiences highly desirable. Please visit our website to learn more about us: http://www.ChemShuttle.com. Please contact: Liang Bao, ChemShuttle, Inc., 1619 Huishan Da Dao, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China, 214174, Tel: +86 (510) 8358 8313 (China), Tel: +1 (510) 751 4807 (United States).
********************
Intel is actively recruiting in the DETD (Die Embedded Technology Development). We are a new organization and part of ATTD (Assembly Test Technology Development). We are chartered with the task of developing next generation chip packaging technologies. This next generation packaging process represents the most fundamental shift in packaging since Intel moved to the C4 process 12 years ago. As a Sr. Process Engineer for a new technology development, the candidate will be required to specify equipment, manage equipment install and qualify equipment and develop processes. The candidate also manages some level of engineering production through their module in line with Intel's  culture of design for manufacturability. The candidate will get the unique opportunity of getting the multivariate experience of  interacting with equipment and materials suppliers and at the same time working 'hands-on' on the TD factory floor developing the processes. Some minimal travel will be required for supplier site training and equipment buyoff. Since this will be the startup of a new manufacturing process for Intel, a high tolerance of ambiguity will be very helpful. We are looking for candidates with a Ph.D. in Materials science and engineering, Mechanical engineering, Chemical engineering or Chemistry. Please send your resumes to: vinodhkumar.raghunathan@intel.com. Contact Information: Vinodh Raghunathan, Die Embedding Technology Development, ATTD, 5000 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226, Phone (480) 552-5020.
********************
FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
********************
NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
********************
POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
********************
Postdoctoral positions (3) at the University of St Andrews. Professor Steven P. Nolan has three openings for  postdoctoral research associates available immediately in his research group at the University of St Andrews. The researcher will prepare transition metal (Au, Ru, Rh and Ir) complexes as well as perform catalytic and mechanistic studies. I am seeking individuals who have experience with air-sensitive synthesis, use of multi-nuclear NMR spectroscopy and kinetics.  Candidates are expected to have a Ph. D. degree in a relevant field with a record of productivity and be highly motivated.  Applications will be considered until at least 3 posts are filled.   The appointment will be for one year with extension upon mutual agreement.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.  Please have interested candidates send a cover letter with a CV by email to: snolan@st-andrews.ac.uk. Contact information: Professor Steven P. Nolan, Chair in Inorganic Chemistry, School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews, Purdie Building, Room 343, North Haugh, St Andrews, KY16 9ST UK, Tel: + 44 01334 463763, Fax: + 44 01334 463808, Email: snolan@st-andrews.ac.uk, Website: http://chemistry.st-and.ac.uk/staff/spn/group/.
********************
UW Biotechnology Center. Professor Michael R. Sussman has several openings in his laboratory for scientists at multiple positions, including technicians (BS and MS) and postdoctoral associates/scientists. He is looking for hardworking folks that are experienced with standard biochemical and/or protein chemistry technologies. Their research will be in the use of state of the art genomic profiling technologies focused on investigating molecular mechanisms during the  early events in signal transduction that originate at the plasma membrane in Arabidopsis thaliana (model higher plant). Will consider individuals at all levels of skill and experience. Hands on knowledge in mass spectrometry and a wide variety of molecular biology/biochemistry techniques  is preferred but not required if the individual is capable of operating new instrumentation without two steep a learning curve. Prior experience with research on plants is not necessary. Please have the individuals apply by sending  their cv and a letter of interest, with the names of three references, directly to: Professor Michael R. Sussman, Biotechnology Center, Department of Biochemistry, Director, UW Biotechnology Center, phone: 608-262-8608, e-mail: msussman@wisc.edu.
********************
Postdoctoral Position at University of Virginia. T. Brent Gunnoe has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate is available in his research group at the University of Virginia. The position will involve work within the Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Functionalization (CCHF), which is funded through the DOE's Energy Frontier Research Centers program. The CCHF fosters collaborative research between 12 different research groups at 11 institutions (http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/cchf/). This project will likely involve collaborations with at least two other research groups within the CCHF. The researcher will prepare transition metal complexes as potential catalysts for the functionalization of hydrocarbons as well as perform mechanistic studies. His is seeking individuals who have experience with air-sensitive synthesis, use of multi-nuclear NMR spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry and kinetics. Candidates are expected to have a Ph. D. degree in a relevant field with a record of productivity. The preferred start date is early summer, although the exact date is negotiable.  The appointment will be for one year with extension upon mutual agreement.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Please have interested candidates send a cover letter, CV and 2 or 3 letters of recommendation to: T. Brent Gunnoe, University of Virginia, Department of Chemistry, phone: (434) 982-2692, e-mail: tbg7h@virginia.edu.
********************
Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thanks.
********************
DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE IN ROOM 1146.
NEXT NEWSLETTER IS ON APRIL 4th, 2010.