Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 09/12/2016

bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XL - No. 23 September 12th, 2016

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SOME SAD NEWS
Robert Whitlock MADISON - Robert Howard Whitlock, age 52, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 20, 2016, of natural causes at his home in Madison. He was born on Feb. 2, 1964, the son of Howard and Barbara (nee Shortreed). He graduated from James Madison Memorial High School in 1981, and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For 28 years, since founding Import Wines, Inc., Robert was responsible for bringing some of the best wines in the world to Wisconsin's restauranteurs and retailers. He was proud of that success, of fostering our appreciation through his passion, of connecting others with the great beauty and stories of wine. Robert's greatest successes, though, were gained in the hearts of others. Through his humor, his human-ness, and his unfailingly generous spirit, he touched and made brighter the lives of many.
Robert was a brilliant light, creative, engaged, and always engaging. He loved music, art, and he loved being with people. He was that rare soul who, no matter where he was in the world, a stranger by morning might well be a friend by the end of the day. Robert is survived by his parents, Barbara and Howard Whitlock; his sister, Barbara Whitlock (and her husband, Paul Groff); his dear friend, Ric Kieler; his nephew, Andrew Groff; his niece, Emily Groff; his aunts, Muriel Shortreed, Dorothy Shortreed, and Anita Whitlock; his Uncle Rodger Whitlock; and cousins, Beverly Shortreed, Patty Shortreed, and Barb Shortreed. A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at the charity of your choice.

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2016 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

OCTOBER 11 NOVEMBER 8 DECEMBER 13 FEBRUARY 14
MARCH 14 APRIL 11 MAY 9  

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

Sept 20 Oct 5 (Wed) Oct 18 Oct 25
Nov15 Nov 29 (If Needed) Dec 6 Dec 20 (If Needed)
Jan 17 Feb 7 Feb 21 Mar 7
Mar 28 Apr 18 May 2 May 16

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 - General Career Services, 8:00 am, Corrine Lipscomb & Jeremy Higgins & Lori Homes & Arash Sangari, "3M Interviews"
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 to Thursday, September 15th, 2016 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, Lisa Balbes, "PfLAGS"
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315. Professor David Perry, The University of Arkon "Broken Symmetries and Large-Amplitude Motion in Molecules and Clusters"
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 - General Conference/Meeting, 11:30 am, 9341 Chemistry. "Department Luncheon and Meeting"
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 - General Career Services, 5:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry (Seminar hall). "SC Johnson Internship Information Session"
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Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 - General Career Services, 5:00 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. Dr. Michael Todd, "Solenis Info Session"
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Thursday, September 15th, 2016 - General Career Services, 8:00 am, TBA Chemistry Building. Dr. Michael Todd, "Solenis On-Campus Recruiting"
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Thursday, September 15th, 2016 - Analytical, Physical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Hans-Peter Loock, Queens University in Ontario Canada "Sensing with waveguides: Absorption, refractive index and strain measurements using fiber probes"
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Friday, September 16th, 2016 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, TBA. TBA, "Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Visit"
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Friday, September 16th, 2016 - Analytical, Materials Special Event, 5:30 pm, Garner Park Main Pavilion. "Joint Analytical & Materials picnic"
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Monday, September 19th, 2016 - General Career Services, 11:00 am, Sonata Room   Gordon Dining and Event Center. "Fall Engineering Career Connection"
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Monday, September 19th, 2016 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Thomas Hamann, Michigan State University "Molecular and Material Approaches for Solar Energy Conversion and Storage"
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Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 - General Career Services, 11:00 am, Sonata Room   Gordon Dining and Event Center. "Fall Engineering Career Connection "
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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry - Seminar Hall. Prof. Richmond Sarpong, UC Berkeley "Strategies and Methods for Chemical Synthesis Inspired by Natural Products"
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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Regina Murphy, UW-Madison Chemical & Bio Engineering "Analytical Seminar - Title TBD"
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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 - General Career Services, 4:00 pm, Kohl Center. "Fall Career and Internship Fair "
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Monday, September 26th, 2016 - Chemical Biology, Physical Seminar, 2:00 pm, 1315. Professor J. Andrew McCammon, University of California - San Diego "Computer-aided Drug Discovery"
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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 - Chemical Biology, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315. Professor J. Andrew McCammon, University of California - San Diego "Biomolecular Thermodynamics"
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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 - General Career Services, 5:30 pm, 1610 Engineering Hall. "Intel Info. Session "
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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 - General, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 am, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. John Berry, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Inorganic seminar -Chemistry of Reactive Intermediates: Transition Metal Oxo, Nitrido, and Nitrene Species"
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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 - General Career Services, 11:00 am, Sonata Room   Gordon Dining and Event Center. "Fall Engineering Career Connection "
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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 - Chemical Biology, Physical Seminar, 2:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor J. Andrew McCammon, University of California - San Diego "Biomolecular Kinetics"
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Thursday, September 29th, 2016 to Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 - Special Event, 8:00 am, "CHOPs/PGSEC"
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Thursday, September 29th, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry 1315-Seminar Hall. Prof. Yonggui Robin Chi, Nanyang Technological University "Organic Seminar"
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Thursday, September 29th, 2016 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Ying Ge, UW-Madison Cell & Regen Med Center "Analytical Seminar - Title TBD"
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Thursday, September 29th, 2016 - General Career Services, 1:00 pm, Union South. "Computer Sciences Annual Job Fair "
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WISL WOMEN IN SCIENCE PROGRAM
Friday October 7, 2016 - 3:30 pm seminar hall. The Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy Women in Science Program is hosting a special conversation session with Dr. Nadia Drake, National Geographic and UW-Madison Science Writer in Residence. A reception will follow in the Shain Atrium.
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REGIONAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN SCIENTIFIC GLASSBLOWERS SOCIETY
Event: American Scientific Glassblowers Society Regional Meeting at the UW-Madison ART Glass Lab
Keynote Lecturer: Dr. Catherine Jackson: Historian Meets Glass
Date: September 24, 9am-4:30pm
Location: Glass Lab, Art Lofts, 111 N. Frances St.
Description: The UW-Madison ART Glass Lab is pleased to host the regional meeting of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society. The meeting will feature a keynote lecture by UW-Madison Professor Catherine Jackson, the first historian to tell the story of early 19th century chemist Justus Liebig, and the birth of scientic glassblowing via an apparatus called the kaliapparat. In her lecture-demo, Dr. Jackson and Tracy Drier, scientic glassblower in the UW-Madison Chemistry Department, will share their route to this groundbreaking history and their plans for the future. Following the lecture, there will be a hands-on workshop, where ASGS members and Glass Lab students will create the kaliapparat on reconstructed 19th century torches. Technical flameworking and hot glass demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the afternoon and are open for the public to observe. Register by Sept. 17th for a boxed lunch ($15) by emailing midwest-chair@asgs-glass.org.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Cerebellar Ataxia and Coenzyme Q Deficiency through Loss of Unorthodox Kinase Activity.
Stefely, JA; Licitra, F; Laredj, L; Reidenbach, AG; Kemmerer, ZA; Grangeray, A; Jaeg-Ehret, T; Minogue, CE; Ulbrich, A; Hutchins, PD; Wilkerson, EM; Ruan, Z; Aydin, D; Hebert, AS; Guo, X; Freiberger, EC; Reutenauer, L; Jochem, A; Chergova, M; Johnson, IE; Lohman, DC; Rush, MJP; Kwiecien, NW; Singh, PK; Schlagowski, AI; Floyd, BJ; Forsman, U; Sindelar, PJ; Westphall, MS; Pierrel, F; Zoll, J; Dal Peraro, M; Kannan, N; Bingman, CA; Coon, JJ*; Isope, P; Puccio, H; Pagliarini, DJ.
MOLECULAR CELL, 63 (4):608-620; 10.1016/j.molcel.2016.06.030 AUG 18 2016.
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Mitochondrial Protein Interaction Mapping Identifies Regulators of Respiratory Chain Function.
Floyd, BJ; Wilkerson, EM; Veling, MT; Minogue, CE; Xia, CW; Beebe, ET; Wrobel, RL; Cho, H; Kremer, LS; Alston, CL; Gromek, KA; Dolan, BK; Ulbrich, A; Stefely, JA; Bohl, SL; Werner, KM; Jochem, A; Westphall, MS; Rensvold, JW; Taylor, RW; Prokisch, H; Kim, JJP; Coon, JJ*; Pagliarini, DJ.
MOLECULAR CELL, 63 (4):621-632; 10.1016/j.molcel.2016.06.033 AUG 18 2016.
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A Synthetic Oxygen Atom Transfer Photocycle from a Diruthenium Oxyanion Complex.
Corcos, AR; Pap, JS; Yang, T; Berry, JF*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138 (31):10032-10040; 10.1021/jacs.6b05942 AUG 10 2016.
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In-Depth Characterization and Validation of Human Urine Metabolomes Reveal Novel Metabolic Signatures of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms.
Hao, L; Greer, T; Page, D; Shi, YT; Vezina, CM; Macoska, JA; Marker, PC; Bjorling, DE; Bushman, W; Ricke, WA; Li, LJ*.
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 6 10.1038/srep30869 AUG 9 2016.
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Full-Featured Search Algorithm for Negative Electron-Transfer Dissociation.
Riley, NM; Bern, M; Westphall, MS; Coon, JJ*.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH, 15 (8):2768-2776; 10.1021/acs.jproteome.6b00319 AUG 2016.
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Fidelity and Promiscuity of a Mycobacterial Glycosyltransferase.
Yamatsugu, K; Splain, RA; Kiessling, LL*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138 (29):9205-9211; 10.1021/jacs.6b04481 JUL 27 2016.
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Covalently Crosslinked and Physically Stable Polymer Coatings with Chemically Labile and Dynamic Surface Features Fabricated by Treatment of Azlactone-Containing Multilayers with Alcohol-, Thiol-, and Hydrazine-Based Nucleophiles.
Carter, MCD; Lynn, DM*.
CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 28 (14):5063-5072; 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b01897 JUL 26 2016.
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Communication: Vibrational sum-frequency spectrum of the air-water interface, revisited.
Ni, Y; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 145 (3):10.1063/1.4958967 JUL 21 2016.
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The first bismuth(II)-rhodium(II) oxypyridinate paddlewheel complexes: synthesis and structural characterization.
Sunderland, TL; Berry, JF*.
Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 69 (11-13):1949-1956; SI 10.1080/00958972.2016.1177178 2016.
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Hydrogen Bonding Slows Down Surface Diffusion of Molecular Glasses.
Chen, YS; Zhang, W; Yu, L*.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Amer Chemical Soc, SN 1520-6106, AUG 18, 2016, VL 120.
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Top-Down Targeted Proteomics Reveals Decrease in Myosin Regulatory Light-Chain Phosphorylation That Contributes to Sarcopenic Muscle Dysfunction.
Gregorich, ZR; Peng, Y; Cai, WX; Jin, YT; Wei, LM; Chen, AJ; McKiernan, SH; Aiken, JM; Moss, RL; Diffee, GM; Ge, Y*.
Journal of Proteome Research, Amer Chemical Soc, SN 1535-3893, 1535-3907, AUG, 2016, VL 15, IS 8.
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NeuCode Proteomics Reveals Bap1 Regulation of Metabolism.
Baughman, JM; Rose, CM; Kolumam, G; Webster, JD; Wilkerson, EM; Merrill, AE; Rhoads, TW; Noubade, R; Katavolos, P; Lesch, J; Stapleton, DS; Rabaglia, ME; Schueler, KL; Asuncion, R; Domeyer, M; Zavala-Solorio, J; Reich, M; DeVoss, J; Keller, MP; Attie, AD; Hebert, AS; Westphall, MS; Coon, JJ*; Kirkpatrick, DS; Dey, A.
CELL REPORTS, 16 (2):583-595; 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.05.096 JUL 12 2016.
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Color-Pure Violet-Light-Emitting Diodes Based on Layered Lead Halide Perovskite Nanoplates.
Liang, D; Peng, YL; Fu, YP; Shearer, MJ; Zhang, JJ; Zhai, JY; Zhang, Y; Hamers, RJ*; Andrew, TL*; Jin, S*.
ACS Nano, 10 (7):6897-6904; 10.1021/acsnano.6b02683 JUL 2016.
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Layer-Controlled Chemical Vapor Deposition Growth of MoS2 Vertical Heterostructures via van der Waals Epitaxy.
Samad, L; Bladow, SM; Ding, Q; Zhuo, JQ; Jacobberger, RM; Arnold, MS; Jin, S*.
ACS Nano, 10 (7):7039-7046; 10.1021/acsnano.6b03112 JUL 2016.
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Increased expression of AT-1/SLC33A1 causes an autistic-like phenotype in mice by affecting dendritic branching and spine formation.
Hullinger, R; Li, M; Wang, JX; Peng, YJ; Dowell, JA; Bomba-Warczak, E; Mitchell, HA; Burger, C; Chapman, ER; Denu, JM; Li, LJ*; Puglielli, L.
JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE, 213 (7):1267-1284; 10.1084/jem.20151776 JUN 27 2016.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Santa Clara University, a highly ranked Catholic Jesuit institution with an ACS-approved undergraduate program located in the Silicon Valley, is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor commencing fall 2017. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous and productive undergraduate research program in the broadly defined area of biochemistry, pursue external funding for research objectives, and excel in teaching biochemistry, general chemistry, and special topics courses in their area of expertise.
A Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in experimental biochemistry or closely allied field are required, along with a strong commitment to teaching and undergraduate research. College teaching experience of a diverse student body is desirable. For complete job description and instructions for submission of materials, visit https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/4894.
Completed applications must be received by October 14, 2016.
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The Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University, located in Fort Collins, CO, seeks to hire at least one tenure-track faculty member. While exceptional candidates from all areas of chemical science are encouraged to apply, those with research interests in organic chemistry or chemical biology are of particular interest.*
We aim to fill this position at the Assistant Professor level, but will consider exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor rank. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and be capable of outstanding teaching, scholarship, and research. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. Complete applications must include a detailed CV, descriptions of research plans and teaching interests, and the names of at least three references.
For more information or to apply see: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/36544. Questions regarding the searches should be directed to Chair, Faculty Search Committee, CHEM_search_b@mail.colostate.edu. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled; applications completed by 11:59 PM (MT) on September 30, 2016 will receive full consideration. Files of semifinalists (including reference letters) will be available to all Chemistry Department regular faculty.
*Note: this is one of three ongoing junior-level searches in the Department, collectively encompassing all areas of chemistry. See: http://www.chem.colostate.edu for more information.
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The Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University, located in Fort Collins, CO, seeks to hire at least one tenure-track faculty member; exceptional candidates from all areas of chemical science are encouraged to apply. *
We aim to fill the position(s) at the Assistant Professor level, but will consider exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor rank. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and be capable of outstanding teaching, scholarship, and research. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. Complete applications must include a detailed CV, descriptions of research plans and teaching interests, and the names of at least three references.
For more information or to apply see: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/36614. Questions regarding this search should be directed to the Chair of the Open-Area Faculty Search Committee, CHEM_search@mail.colostate.edu. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled; applications completed by 11:59 PM (MT) on November 1, 2016 will receive full consideration. Files of semifinalists, including reference letters, will be made available to all Chemistry Department regular faculty.
*Note: this is one of three ongoing junior-level searches in the Department, collectively encompassing all areas of chemistry. See: http://www.chem.colostate.edu for more information.
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The Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University, located in Fort Collins, CO, seeks to hire at least one tenure-track faculty member. While exceptional candidates from all areas of chemical science are encouraged to apply, those with research interests in soft materials are of particular interest.*
We aim to fill this position at the Assistant Professor level, but will consider exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor rank. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and be capable of outstanding teaching, scholarship, and research. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. Complete applications must include a detailed CV, descriptions of research plans and teaching interests, and the names of at least three references.
For more information or to apply see: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/36719. Questions regarding the searches should be directed to Chair, Faculty Search Committee, CHEM_search_a@mail.colostate.edu. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled; applications completed by 11:59 PM (MT) on October 3, 2016 will receive full consideration. Files of semifinalists (including reference letters) will be available to all Chemistry Department regular faculty.
*Note: this is one of three ongoing junior-level searches in the Department, collectively encompassing
all areas of chemistry. See:
http://www.chem.colostate.edu for more information.
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The Department of Chemistry at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Chemistry.  Stanford Chemistry faculty address the most important questions of the 21st century by leveraging cross-disciplinary synergies to revolutionize scientific knowledge, educate future leaders, and build a collaborative scholarly community that advances fundamental chemistry and helps us to solve our increasingly complex health, energy, and environmental challenges.
Candidates from all sub-disciplines are encouraged to apply.  Areas of interest include but are not limited to organic, inorganic, physical, biophysical, or theoretical chemistry.  Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Applicants must post a cover letter, a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, a teaching statement and a statement of current and future research interests (4-8 pages), along with three reference letters. All materials must be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online.  Completed applications will be reviewed beginning October 3, 2016.
Please submit to: AcademicJobsOnline: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7502.
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The University of Dubuque's Department of Natural and Applied Sciences is seeking to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Chemistry beginning August, 2017. Applicants must have a Ph.D. (ABD considered) in Chemistry or closely aligned field, and be committed to educating the next generation of chemists. The successful candidate will teach advanced chemistry courses in their specialty area as well as introductory courses. Mentoring of student-driven undergraduate research is a priority in our department. Duties for all faculty members in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences also include advising students and service to the broader life of the University and community. An interest in attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups is desirable. We are a collaborative and creative faculty who work hard to integrate diverse strengths into our department.
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, current curriculum vita, UD Employment application form, located on our website: (http://www.dbq.edu/AboutUD/Employment/HRForms/), graduate-level transcripts, contact information for three references, a statement of personal teaching philosophy, and a research statement to: HR@dbq.edu or Director of Human Resources, University of Dubuque, 2000 University Avenue, Dubuque, IA 52001. Review of applications will begin October 14, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE
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The Hope College Chemistry Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2017. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the lecture and laboratory courses in one of Analytical, Inorganic, or Physical chemistry, and in General Chemistry. The Chemistry Department (www.hope.edu/academic/chemistry) is a national leader in undergraduate research. The development of a strong, externally-funded, experimental research program involving undergraduates is expected. Start-up funds will be provided.
Qualifications:
Candidates must have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in environmental, analytical, inorganic, or physical chemistry.
Application Instructions:
Applications are accepted online at: www.hope.edu/employment/faculty. As part of the online application, candidates will upload the following documents: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research plans, and statement of teaching philosophy and competencies. Additionally, please arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: jobs@hope.edu.
Applications received by September 23, 2016 will be assured full consideration. A subset of candidates will be asked to submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts and a statement describing their fit to the mission of Hope College in September and must be available for a Skype interview.
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The Department of Biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a new tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in any area of epigenetics but with an emphasis in understanding epigenetic mechanisms in vivo and their roles in human diseases. Areas of particular interest include (but are not limited to) epigenetic modifications in cancer, the intersection of metabolism and epigenetics, epigenetic mechanisms in stem cell biology, mammalian development, and/or aging. The position will build on existing campus strengths in genomics and epigenetics in different model organisms, including faculty with expertise in structural, molecular, and cellular biology who study epigenetic coregulators and modifications of chromatin structure, non-coding RNAs, transcription regulation, or DNA repair in the context of metabolism, stem cell biology, cancer, neuroscience and aging.
The successful candidate will have a record of original research accomplishments in epigenetics and is expected to have expertise in the use of animal models, including genetically modified animals, to study epigenetic mechanisms during normal development and/or in disease. The successful candidate will have had some experience in grant writing and will be expected to develop a vigorous, independent, and internationally recognized research program that is able to attract extramural funding; s/he will also develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and engage in service activities. A competitive start-up package will be provided, with salary commensurate with education and experience. The position is available July 1, 2017. A Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in biochemistry, molecular, or cellular biology, or a related field is required, as well as postdoctoral experience. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, a full curriculum vitae, a description of proposed research, a statement of teaching philosophy, statement of contributions to diversity, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be provided. Application materials must be submitted through http://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00635. Review of applications will begin on October 7, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
For more information about the position, please contact: Dr. Ernest Martinez, Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside; (ernest.martinez@ucr.edu) . For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact: Margi Burnett, Academic Personal, at margi.burnett@ucr.edu. Additional information about the Department of Biochemistry can be found at: http://biochemistry.ucr.edu, and for the campus, visit: http://www.ucr.edu.
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Ball State University's Department of Chemistry is inviting applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the area of biochemistry, available August 18, 2017.
Major responsibilities: Develop an externally-funded research program that complements the department's existing research, which involves undergraduate and graduate students. Teach 10-15 contact hours (8-12 credit hours) of chemistry courses each academic term, depending on released time for scholarly activity.  Teaching assignments will include undergraduate and graduate level courses in biochemistry as well as general chemistry.
Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or closely related area from an accredited college or university at the time of application; postdoctoral research experience or equivalent; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and in research.
Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience at the collegiate level, e.g. teaching assistant, instructor, Assistant Professor; research interests that focus on an area which enhances the department's existing research programs.
Send cover letter, vita, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, three original letters of recommendation, and description of proposed research to: Dr. Robert E. Sammelson, Chairperson, a:t chemoffice2@bsu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. www.bsu.edu/chemistry.
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Biochemist and Physical/Analytical/Environmental Chemist: The Williams College Chemistry Department invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level beginning in July 2017. Williams College is a liberal arts institution with a long history of excellence in the sciences and an equal emphasis on teaching and scholarship. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching and service, and who are committed to working effectively with a broadly diverse student population.
Preference for the biochemistry position will be given to applicants with research interests in experimental biochemistry or biophysical chemistry. Teaching assignments in the first year may include two courses from: biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, general chemistry, and a course for non-science majors. For the physical/analytical/environmental chemistry position, we seek an experimentalist with research interests in applied physical or analytical chemistry. Teaching assignments in the first year, depending upon the successful candidate's subspecialty, may include two courses from: physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, general chemistry and environmental science. A semester teaching load for each position normally includes complete responsibility for one course and two laboratory sections in addition to the supervision of student research projects. Successful candidates are encouraged to participate in appropriate interdisciplinary programs such as Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Environmental Studies, and Public Health.
The successful candidates must have a strong commitment both to teaching at the undergraduate level and to developing a dynamic and productive research program that actively involves students. Start-up funds are available for research. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree by September 2017 and postdoctoral experience is preferred. We anticipate appointment at the assistant professor level, although a more senior appointment may be possible under special circumstances.
The Chemistry Department, with 13 faculty members and graduating about 35 majors each year, has excellent resources and facilities for teaching and research. A new science building is under construction for completion in 2018. For more information see: http://chemistry.williams.edu/.
All applications for the biochemistry position should be submitted online through Interfolio at: apply.interfolio.com/36364. All applications for the physical/analytical/environmental chemistry position should be submitted online through Interfolio at: apply.interfolio.com/36377. Please include: a letter of application addressed to: Professor Amy Gehring (Chair, Chemistry Department), a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy including approach to teaching a diverse student body, description of research plans and projects for undergraduates, three letters of recommendation, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Application deadline is September 30, 2016.
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Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Organic) - https://apply.interfolio.com/36622. The Department of Chemistry at Brown University invites applications for appointment as a tenure track Assistant Professor. We seek candidates who propose creative research programs in any area of organic chemistry, broadly defined, including work at the interface of chemical biology, materials science and/or engineering. The preferred start date is July 1, 2017. Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2016, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is closed. Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. degree by the start date.
Inquiries about the application process should be sent to: chemistry-search@brown.edu or by calling +(01)-401-863-3461. Complete applications include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a publication list, well-developed research proposals (at least three required), and a teaching statement or portfolio. A minimum of three reference letters is required. Transcripts are not required but may be submitted. All application materials and reference letters should be submitted at: apply.interfolio.com/36622 and are confidential. Candidates with questions about the appointment rank are encouraged to inquire before submitting an application.
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.
The Position: This is a full-time, nine month, tenure-track undergraduate faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology. The department has 10 full-time chemistry faculty and offers American Chemical Society certified programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry along with programs in Chemistry Education and Biotechnology. The department's instrumentation includes a Cary-8454 UV-Vis (2016), a Mbraun LABStar Pro glovebox (2015), a Bruker 400 MHz multinuclear NMR (2013), along with GC, FT-IR, DSC, a chromatography laboratory, and a joint optics laboratory with Physics. The department's curriculum also features a novel Organic-First introductory chemistry option. Additional information about the department can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/CHEM/. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong interests and ability to develop and teach courses in Organic Chemistry and other classes dependent on expertise and department needs. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, internship supervision and other funding sources. Anticipated Appointment date: August 21, 2017.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to:
     •    Effectively teach organic chemistry and other courses as department need and/or applicant expertise dictates;
     •    Develop an active research program in organic chemistry involving undergraduate students; • Serve
          as academic advisor to undergraduate students;
     •    Contribute through service to the department, college, university, and/or wider community.
Qualifications Required:
     •    Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or a related field at the start of the appointment
Qualifications Preferred:
     •    Experience teaching undergraduate students,
     •    Demonstrated potential for research involving undergraduates, and
     •    Instrumentation skills appropriate to support an undergraduate organic chemistry curriculum.
To Apply: Online applications are REQUIRED at: https://jobs.uwrf.edu/. A completed application will include:
     •    Your curriculum vitae (resume);
     •    A letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter); • A statement, not to
          exceed five pages, describing: o Your teaching interests, experience, and philosophy, including any
          evidence of successful teaching at the college level;
     •    Your research and scholarly activity agenda, including a summary of research experience and
          research plans appropriate for a predominantly undergraduate institution. (Other Document);
     •    Unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts (official copies of transcripts will be required if
          hired);
     •    A list of 3-4 references who can comment on your teaching ability, experience and/or professional
          preparation, including the references' relationship to the candidate, the references' phone number
          and the references' email address;
Inquiries should be addressed to: Stacey Stoffregen, Department of Chemistry, e-mail: stacey.stoffregen@uwrf.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Materials not submitted electronically cannot be considered. The names of all nominees and applicants who have not requested confidentiality in writing,
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The Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, (www.chem.umn.edu) seeks to fill one or more tenure-track or tenured faculty positions beginning July 1, 2017 or later. Applications will be accepted from candidates whose research interests are in any area of modern chemistry. Appointments will be made at a rank commensurate with the appointee's experience. Appointees will be expected to carry out vigorous programs of original research, to advise research students, to teach a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Chemistry, and to participate in Departmental and University governance. Selection will be based on each candidate's record of previous accomplishments relevant to these responsibilities and potential for outstanding future contributions. Appointees must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree by the date of appointment. Evaluation of applications will begin October 1, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates should apply online at: http://z.umn.edu/tenuretrack2016 (tenure-track) or http://z.umn.edu/tenured2016 (tenured) and include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement on anticipated contributions to the teaching mission, brief statement on the ability to contribute to the department's commitment to diversity, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent as attachments to emails to: chemfs@umn.edu or as hard copies to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 207 Pleasant St. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455-0431.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Stanford University. Postdoctoral associate. We are seeking a highly motivated synthetic organic chemist with extensive experience in synthesis of chiral compounds. Successful candidate will be involved in design and synthesis of aminoglycosides and heterocyclic molecules as potential chemical probes to study biology. Applicant should have a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry and demonstrated record of publications. The candidate will work as part of a fast-paced, interdisciplinary team. Therefore, must be independent in designing synthetic routes, solving challenging synthetic problems and synthesize target molecules. S/he is expected to have good communication skills, and experience in standard characterization techniques required (NMR, UV-VIS, LC-MS, etc.).
Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and research summary for review to: Prof. Sanjay Malhotra (smalhotra@stanford.edu).
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Research and Development - Postdoc - Vibrational Spectroscopy and Chemometrics-RND00003234 Description: P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always , Ambi Pur , Ariel , Bounty , Charmin , Crest , Dawn , Downy , Fairy , Febreze , Gain , Gillette , Head & Shoulders , Lenor , Olay , Oral-B , Pampers , Pantene , SK-II , Tide , Vicks , and Whisper . The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.
Procter & Gamble's R&D organization has an opening for a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at our Mason, Ohio site to develop novel methods to evaluate the structure and chemistry of skin with vibrational spectroscopy. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers working with state-of-the-art instrumentation and data analysis procedures developing in vivo methods that are utilized in a clinical setting.  P&G is a global, fast-paced, highly collaborative environment that demands strong leadership, communication, and collaboration skills to successfully deliver business results.
Job Responsibilities:
     •    Partner effectively with global colleagues on a multi-functional, multi-disciplinary team (e.g.,
          Analytical Scientists, Clinical Scientists, Statisticians) to develop and deliver chemometric
          processing algorithms that extract critical metrics from in vivo spectra of skin
     •    Participate in the development of new approaches for using spectroscopic measures to evaluate skin properties and content
     •    Deliver automated processing software that enables trained users to execute the ChemoMetric
          algorithms
     •    Publish and present findings of the research
     •    Create processing algorithm modules that build our internal coding toolbox
Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. degree based on research demonstrating in-depth knowledge of vibrational spectroscopy and chemometric analysis of spectroscopic data.   She or he should have technical mastery in working with high volumes of data across multiple platforms of software (e.g. Matlab, Opus, Isis, Grams).  Significant experience with NIR, FTIR, and Raman spectroscopic methodology is required.  The selected candidate will also have skills in leadership, innovation and creative problem solving, collaboration with people in other disciplines, and strong oral and written communication.  The candidate should also be comfortable interacting with study subjects.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, citizenship, HIV/AIDS status or any other legally protected factor.
No immigration sponsorship is available for this position. Procter & Gamble does not sponsor candidates for permanent residency except in some areas that in Procter & Gamble's sole discretion require highly specialized backgrounds. Procter & Gamble participates in e-verify as required by law. Qualified individuals will not be disadvantaged based on being unemployed.
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