Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 08/21/2017

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XLI - No. 13 August 21st, 2017

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CHEMISTRY LIBRARY SERVICES - SPRING 2017
Hello Chemistry Faculty and Staff,
As you are preparing for the coming semester, don't forget that I am available to help in the following ways:
     •    Instructional sessions that will help students identify/evaluate resources and develop the      skills needed to complete the research components of your course;
     •    Citation manager (EndNote, Mendeley, etc) instruction and consultation;
     •    Data management consultations, electronic lab notebooks on campus;
          •    Campus ELN - eln.wisc.edu for details
     •    Reference consultations;
     •    Purchase requests;
     •    NIH/Funder manuscript submission and compliance   NSF's Public Access Policy applies to all new grants submitted/due Jan 25, 2016!
          •    Personal bibliographies/ author impact analysis
Books and other materials for courses can be put on reserve   preferably at College Library or Steenbock Library. You may use this form: https://www.library.wisc.edu/services/course-reserves-materials/place-ma... to request items for reserve.
Faculty and staff at Chemistry can use the Office Delivery Service to have books from any UW-Madison library sent to their mailbox! Just choose Campus Office Delivery as the pick-up location when you make a request in the catalog.
My office will remain in the Chemistry Library for this semester. I will be moving elsewhere in the building after winter break.
If you'd like more information about the instruction program or would like to explore other collaborations, please don't hesitate to contact me via email or by calling 262-4423. Please feel free to forward this email to your TAs or graduate students if you wish.
Sincerely, Ariel.
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SUMMER SOCIAL HOUR, FRIDAY AUGUST 25TH
Hi everyone,
We will be hosting our final summer social hour on Friday, August 25th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm in the grassy area behind the chemistry building. We want to make this our best social hour yet so in addition to snacks, sodas, beer, and cider we will also be providing burgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers for grilling!  As a special treat the Schrag committee will also be providing liquid nitrogen ice cream.  Come enjoy the warm summer weather with us and welcome the new first years to the department! Graduate students, post-docs, faculty, and staff are welcome!
Thank you, The GSFLC.
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2017 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

September 12th October 10th November 14th December 12th
February 13th March 13th April 10th May 8th

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

September 19th October 10th October 17th October 24th November 7th
November 21st December 5th

December 19th
if needed

January 16th January 30th
February 20th February 27th March 6th April 3rd April 17th
May 1st May 15th May 22nd if needed    

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SEMINARS
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Monday, August 28th, 2017 to Friday, September 1st, 2017 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, "TA Training"
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Monday, August 28th, 2017 - General Career Services, 5:00 pm, 1315. Sandra Lee & Tamas Benkovics & Frank Bernardoni, Merck "Merck Information Session"
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Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Organic Career Services, 8:00 am, 1104 & 1108 Chemistry. Sandra Lee & Tamas Benkovics & Frank Bernardoni, Merck "Merck On-Campus Interviews"
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Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Career Services, 5:00 pm, 9341. Alicia Phelps & Bill Retsch & Adam Powell & Tim Marsh, PPG "PPG Information Session"
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Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Career Services, 8:00 am, 1104 & 1108 Chemistry. Alicia Phelps & Bill Retsch & Adam Powell & Tim Marsh, PPG "PPG On-Campus Interviews"
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Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 - Organic Special Event, 5:00 pm, Garner Park. "Organic Picnic"
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Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 - General Career Services, 6:00 pm, 1315. "3M Info. Session"
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Thursday, September 7th, 2017 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, "3M Interviews"
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Friday, September 8th, 2017 - General Seminar, 12:00 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. Dr. Matthew Goldfogel, Weix Group "Postdoctoral Seminar Series"
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Monday, September 11th, 2017 - Chemical Biology Special Event, 5:30 pm, Union South. Chem Bio Social, UW-Madison "Chemical Biology Social"
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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chem. Prof. Nicholas L. Abbott, UW - Chemical and Biological Engineering "Molecular Self-Assembly in Topological Defect of Liquid Crystals"
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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 - General Conference/Meeting, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting "
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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry Seminar Hall #1315. Prof. Jennifer Prescher, University of California Irvine "Organic/Chemical Biology Seminar "
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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Career Services, 5:30 pm, 1610 Engineering Hall. Paula Benavides, Intel "Intel Information Session"
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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 - General Career Services, 5:30 pm, "Intel Info. Session "
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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Career Services, 8:00 am, Intel "Intel On-Campus Recruiting"
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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Kara Bren, University of Rochester "Inorganic Seminar"
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Thursday, September 14th, 2017 to Sunday, September 17th, 2017 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, "CHOPs/PGSEC"
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Thursday, September 14th, 2017 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Joel Harris, University of Utah "Analytical seminar - Title TBD"
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Friday, September 15th, 2017 - General Special Event, 9:00 am, Fluno Center. "Chemistry Board of Advisers Meeting"
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Friday, September 15th, 2017 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 4:00 pm, , 4:00 pm, Union South. TBD, UW-Madison "Super Group meeting"
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Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chem. Prof. Anna Krylov, University of Southern California "Electronic resonances: Challenge and opportunity"
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Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 - General, Physical Seminar, 4:00 pm, 1600 Engineering. Prof. Craig Hawker, University of California Santa Barbara "Kramer Lecture"
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Thursday, September 21st, 2017 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry #1315. Dr. Alison Campbell, Eli Lilly "Organic Seminar "Design, Development and Scale-Up of a Homogeneous Chan-Lam Coupling""
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Thursday, September 21st, 2017 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Seminar Hall. Prof. Ram Seshadri, Univ of California Santa Barbara "Materials Seminar"
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Friday, September 22nd, 2017 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 4:00 pm, , 4:00 pm, Union South. TBD, UW-Madison "Super Group meeting"
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Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 - General Special Event, 12:00 pm, Rennebohm Park. GSFLC, University of Wisconsin Chemistry Department "Snoutout Department Picnic"
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Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Chem 1315. Prof. Reid Van Lehn, University of Wisconsin - Madison "Engineering Complex Solvent Interactions: Insights from Molecular Simulations"
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Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry #1315. Prof. David Michaelis, Brigham Young University "Organic Seminar "Synthetic Applications of Enzyme-Inspired Catalysts""
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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Katerina Hilleke, UW-Madison, Fredrickson Group "Inorganic McElvain seminar -TBD"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Synergistic Phase and Disorder Engineering in 1T-MoSe2 Nanosheets for Enhanced Hydrogen-Evolution Reaction.
Yin, Y; Zhang, YM; Gao, TL; Yao, T; Zhang, XH; Han, JC; Wang, XJ; Zhang, ZH; Xu, P; Zhang, P; Cao, XZ; Song, B; Jin, S*.
ADVANCED MATERIALS, 29 (28):10.1002/adma.201700311 JUL 26 2017.
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Integrative proteomics and biochemical analyses define Ptc6p as the Saccharomyces cerevisiae pyruvate dehydrogenase phosphatase.
Guo, X; Niemi, NM; Coon, JJ*; Pagliarini, DJ.
JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 292 (28):11751-11759; 10.1074/jbc.M117.787341 JUL 14 2017.
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Inhibition of Ice Recrystallization by Nylon-3 Polymers.
MacDonald, MJ; Cornejo, NR; Gellman, SH*.
ACS MACRO LETTERS, 6 (7):695-699; 10.1021/acsmacrolett.7b00396 JUL 2017.
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Stabilization of the Metastable Lead Iodide Perovskite Phase via Surface Functionalization.
Fu, YP; Wu, T; Wang, J; Zhai, JY; Shearer, MJ; Zhao, YZ; Hamers, RJ*; Kan, EJ; Deng, KM; Zhu, XY; Jin, S*.
NANO LETTERS, 17 (7):4405-4414; 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b01500 JUL 2017.
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A map of the phosphoproteomic alterations that occur after a bout of maximal-intensity contractions.
Potts, GK; McNally, RM; Blanco, R; You, JS; Hebert, AS; Westphall, MS; Coon, JJ*; Hornberger, TA.
JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, 595 (15):5209-5226; 10.1113/JP273904 AUG 1 2017.
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Identifying the first folded alkylbenzene via ultraviolet, infrared, and Raman spectroscopy of pentylbenzene through decylbenzene.
Hewett, DM; Bocklitz, S; Tabor, DP; Sibert, EL*; Suhm, MA; Zwier, TS.
CHEMICAL SCIENCE, 8 (8):5305-5318; 10.1039/c7sc02027a AUG 2017.
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Influence of Molecular Shape on the Thermal Stability and Molecular Orientation of Vapor-Deposited Organic Semiconductors.
Walters, DM; Antony, L; de Pablo, JJ; Ediger, MD*.
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 8 (14):3380-3386; 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01097 JUL 20 2017.
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Metal-Metal Bonds: From Fundamentals to Applications.
Berry, JF*; Lu, CC.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 56 (14):7577-7581; 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b01330 JUL 17 2017.
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Electron-counting in intermetallics made easy: the 18-n rule and isolobal bonds across the Os-Al system.
Miyazaki, K; Yannello, VJ; Fredrickson, DC*.
Zeitschrift Fur Kristallographie-crystalline Materials, SN 2194-4946, 2196-7105, JUL, 2017, VL 232, IS 7-9.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Duquesne University. Assistant Professor, Organic, Inorganic, or Physical Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is currently seeking a full-time faculty member for appointment as a 9-month tenure-track assistant professor in the areas of organic, inorganic, or physical chemistry starting August 2018. The successful candidate must have earned a PhD and have postdoctoral experience. Candidates who show exceptional promise in research and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are encouraged to apply.
Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect applications electronically. To apply, please submit a letter of intent that addresses your reasons for applying, a personal philosophy of teaching statement containing your understanding of the teacher-scholar model, a current curriculum vitae (CV), proposed research projects, and three references (including telephone and email contact information) to: http://apply.interfolio.com/xxx. While the position will remain open until filled, priority will be given to applications submitted by October 1, 2017. For more information, send email to: chemistry@duq.edu.
For more information about the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, please visit: http://www.duq.edu/bsnes. We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement.
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Southwestern University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in physical chemistry beginning in August 2018. Teaching responsibilities include upper-level physical chemistry, general chemistry, chemistry for non-majors, and courses within the university's general education program such as First-Year Seminar. Other responsibilities include participation in the University's academic advising program. The successful candidate will contribute to the departmental focus on integrating inquiry-based and active learning pedagogies throughout the curriculum. Candidates who have a strong commitment to working with diverse student populations and enhancing diversity in academia are also preferred.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Southwestern University is an American Chemical Society (ACS) certified program. The department maintains a vibrant undergraduate research program and is housed within Southwestern's multidisciplinary science center which contains state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research and is slated to be completed in Fall 2019. Southwestern University is a selective undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern enrolls approximately 1500 students and maintains a student/faculty ratio of 12 to 1. Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of downtown Austin, Southwestern is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academia. For information concerning the University, visit our web site at www.southwestern.edu.
Qualifications: Applicants must have completed a PhD in physical chemistry or a related field such as materials, energy, polymer, computational or atmospheric chemistry or chemical physics. Applicants with previous college-level teaching experience and/or postdoctoral experience are preferred. The candidate must be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and is expected to develop a productive undergraduate research program.
Application Instructions: Applicants should submit the following materials through interfolio: (1) a cover letter addressing the candidate's interest in teaching at a liberal arts institution and summarizing pertinent teaching and research experiences; discussion of leadership efforts and contributions to diversity are encouraged, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a brief statement of teaching philosophy that highlights how active learning will be incorporated in the candidate's teaching; (4) a concise summary of the candidate's proposed research program with undergraduates, and (5) three letters of reference. Applications will only be accepted through interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/43596. Email and paper applications will not be accepted.
Review of applications will begin on October 6, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
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Trinity College. Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Chemistry. Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position: https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/login.
Title: Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Chemistry - Tenure Track - Assistant Professor.
Position Summary: The Environmental Science Program and the Chemistry Department at Trinity College invite applications for a tenure track position in environmental chemistry to begin in the fall term of 2018. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or associated field with a research specialty in some area of environmental chemistry. The primary teaching duties for this position will include courses in introductory chemistry and environmental science, environmental chemistry at levels from introductory to advanced, inorganic chemistry, and advanced-level courses in chemistry and environmental science in the candidate's area of expertise. Other teaching duties will include non-majors science courses or first-year seminars during alternate years.
Candidates are also expected to develop a productive research program in environmental chemistry that involves undergraduate students. Both the Environmental Science Program and the Department of Chemistry have excellent, modern research instrumentation. A list of available equipment can be found on our website.
Trinity's Environmental Science Program is an initiative that exploits the College's urban location and the broader Hartford environs. The Environmental Science program currently consists of two tenured faculty members, in conservation biology and geophysics respectively, a laboratory instructor with expertise in structural geology, an endowed postdoctoral scholar, and a laboratory manager. The program enjoys additional support from other faculty in biology, chemistry, and engineering.
Consideration of applications will begin 10/1/2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information please contact: Dr. Christoph Geiss. Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or associated field with a research specialty in some area of environmental chemistry.
Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits, plus start-up expense fund.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a letter of application (including statement of research goals and teaching philosophy), CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (as one document), and contact information for at least three reference letter writers.
Applicants will be asked to list contact information for reference providers, including email addresses. Once a completed dossier is submitted, automatic emails will be generated to each reference provider, directing each referee to a unique URL where he or she must go to upload a letter of recommendation. Applicants using Interfolio (or other dossier service) should provide the appropriate unique Interfolio email address for each reference letter writer.
Posting Number: F00082.
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Trinity University, San Antonio, TX. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure -track assistant professor position (research area is open).  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry (or related  chemical science degree) and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Teaching responsibility will be in analytical chemistry courses (quantitative and instrumental analysis) along with lecture and laboratory courses in other chemistry-related sub-disciplines (including general chemistry).  The successful applicant will have demonstrated teaching ability, along with a passion for teaching and research in the undergraduate environment. This position carries the expectation of developing a sustainable research program with undergraduate students in any field of the chemical sciences. Applicants doing interdisciplinary research are especially encouraged to apply.
Applications include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, (unofficial) undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a description of research plans, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin September 15  and will continue until the position is filled. Trinity University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Send materials to: Dr. Chris Pursell, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212-7200. Application materials may be sent via e-mail to: cpursell@trinity.edu. Further information is available at: http://new.trinity.edu/academics/departments/chemistry.
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Ursinus College. Tenure-Track Position in Biochemistry. The Chemistry Department of Ursinus College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Chemistry beginning in the 2018 - 19 academic year. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry who are committed to a career at a primarily undergraduate institution that emphasizes excellence in both teaching and research. This position includes teaching undergraduate courses in biochemistry and chemistry (six courses each year) and developing a research program involving undergraduate students. The successful candidate will also contribute to the Common Intellectual Experience, the college's interdisciplinary freshman seminar. For more information about the position, go to: www.ursinus.edu/jobs.
All applications will be processed electronically.  A complete application will consist of: a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, research plan, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three recommendation letters.  Applications should be uploaded to: https://apply.interfolio.com/43200.
To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by September 25, 2017. Queries may be sent to the Search Committee at: chemistrysearch@ursinus.edu.
Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1700 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. Ursinus College is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.  Ursinus College is an AA/EO Employer.  Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law with respect to all aspects of employment.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thanks.
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