Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 11/07/2016

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XL - No. 31 November 7th, 2016

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

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

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

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, November 8th, 2016 - Materials, Physical Special Event, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ib Chorkendorff, Dept. of Physics, Technical University of Denmark "Meloche PChem Seminar: From surface science to nanoparticles - a rational design of heterogeneous and electro-catalysts"
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Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 - General Conference/Meeting, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry. "Department Meeting"
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Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 - General Special Event, 12:00 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. GSFLC and Partners in Giving Silent Auction, UW-Madison "Partners in Giving Silent Auction"
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Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Walter Weare, North Carolina State University "Controlling the Energetics and Lifetimes of Excited States in Unconventional Chromophores: Ligand-to-Metal (LMCT) and Metal-to-Metal (MMCT) Charge Transfer"
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Friday, November 11th, 2016 - Analytical, Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Laura Slaymaker, UW-Madison Hamers group "Surface modifications of electroactive materials for lithium-ion batteries"
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Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 - General Career Services, 8:30 am, 9341 Chemistry. Betty Moore & Jeanne Hamers & Ned Sibert & Ive Hermans, "Coffee, Communication, and Careers: How to Advocate for Yourself"
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Friday, November 18th, 2016 - General Special Event, 3:30 pm, Chem 9341. Luis Pinero and David Blom, UW Madison Office of Equity and Diversity "Creating an Inclusive Educational Environment"
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Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 - General Career Services, 6:00 pm, 9341 Chemistry. Matthew McReynolds & Martin Ruebelt, Monsanto "Monsanto Info Session"
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Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, 1104 & 1108 Chemistry. Matthew McReynolds & Martin Ruebelt, Monsanto "Monsanto On-Campus Interviews"
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Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 - General Special Event, 1:00 pm, Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri"
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, TBA. "Coffee, Communication, and Careers: Non-Verbal Communications"
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Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 - General Conference/Meeting, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry. "Department Meeting"
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry 1315 Seminar Hall. "Organic Seminar"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Millimeter-Wave Spectroscopy, X-ray Crystal Structure, and Quantum Chemical Studies of Diketene: Resolving Ambiguities Concerning the Structure of the Ketene Dimer.
Orr, VL; Esselman, BJ; Dorman, PM; Amberger, BK; Guzei, IA*; Woods, RC*; McMahon, RJ*.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 120 (39):7753-7763; 10.1021/acs.jpca.6b07610 OCT 6 2016.
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Spectroscopy and Photochemistry of Triplet 1,3-Dimethylpropynylidene (MeC3Me).
Knezz, SN; Waltz, TA; Haenni, BC; Burrmann, NJ; McMahon, RJ*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138 (38):12596-12604; 10.1021/jacs.6b07444 SEP 28 2016.
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Atmospheric-pressure photoelectron emission from H-terminated and amino-terminated diamond.
Hamers, RJ*; Bandy, J.
Physica Status Solidi A-applications and Materials Science, 213 (8):2069-2074; 10.1002/pssa.201600152 AUG 2016.
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Mechanistic Study on the Lewis Acid Catalyzed Synthesis of 1,3-Butadiene over Ta-BEA Using Modulated Operando DRIFTS-MS.
Muller, P; Burt, SP; Love, AM; McDermott, WP; Wolf, P; Hermans, I*.
ACS CATALYSIS, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, SN 2155-5435, OCT, 2016, VL 6, IS 10.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Job Opening: Research Technologist I.
Location: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.
Department: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Investigator: Scott Terhune, Ph.D., http://www.mcw.edu/Microbiology/Scott-Terhune-PhD.htm.
Contact information: sterhune@mcw.edu.
We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic applicant to provide technical support and work with our lab's team in microbiology research. Specifically, we have exciting, federally-funded (NIH) projects that investigate the mechanisms involved in viral pathogenesis combining cell biology, genetics, and proteomics.
The candidate will plan and conduct laboratory experiments, analyze data, keep careful records and communicate data to the PI and the lab team members. Additional responsibilities include ordering and record keeping.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree
Prior Experience: Experimental techniques including PCR, Western blot analysis and cell culture. Also, excellent organizational skills and ability to work with and teach students and visiting investigators. Preferred Field of Study: Cell biology, virology, molecular biology and/or peptide mass spectrometry Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Techniques in PCR, Western blot, cell culture, and use of Excel; Basic wet lab abilities such as pipetting, making solutions, calculation, microscope use.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Inorganic Materials Chemistry, Tenure-track appointment Dependent upon academic qualifications and experience August  16, 2017. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry in the College of Science and Engineering (COSE) at St. Cloud State University has an opening for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Inorganic Materials Chemistry. The program has 13 full-time chemistry faculty positions and offers American Chemical Society approved undergraduate degree programs and a Professional Science Master's program in materials science and instrumentation (PSM-MSI). The department is well equipped with major instrumentation and research facilities, including access to the Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF). More information about the College, the Department, the PSM- MSI program, and facilities can be found at http://www.stcloudstate.edu/cose/, http://www.stcloudstate.edu/chemistry/, http://www.stcloudstate.edu/graduate/psm-msi/default.aspx, and http://www.stcloudstate.edu/iself/.
Primary duties include teaching undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in inorganic chemistry, master's level courses in materials science, and introductory chemistry courses. Candidates will be required to support the recently established PSM-MSI program. These activities may include curriculum development, marketing and recruiting, and industrial outreach. Successful candidates will be expected to engage in collaborative research involving undergraduate and master's students and academic  advising. In order to be considered for tenure and promotion, the candidate will demonstrate the ability to: teach+ effectively and/or perform effectively in other assignments, produce a record of scholarly or creative achievement or research, participate in continuing preparation and study, contribute to student growth and development, and provide service to the university and  community.
Required:
     •    Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry or materials science with chemistry emphasis is required at the time of
          appointment, while candidates with a Ph.D. in related fields may be considered.
     •    Experience teaching lecture and laboratory courses at undergraduate and graduate level.
     •    Ability to work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds
Preferred:
     •    Teaching experience in inorganic chemistry, materials science, and introductory chemistry courses.
     •    Candidates who can contribute and support the Professional Science Master's program in materials
          science and instrumentation (PSM-MSI).
     •    Strong research background
     •    Experience with academic advising
To apply for this position use the website: http://agency.governmentiobs.com/stcloudstate/default.cfm (click "Apply" within this posting to complete application).
The completed application must include:
     •    Cover letter
     •    Curriculum vitae/resume
     •    Contact information for three (3) current, professional references
     •    Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
     •    Statement of teaching philosophy
     •    Description of proposed research involving undergraduate and master's students
     •    Statement of support of PSM-MSI program
Contact Information:
Search Committee Chair: Sarah Petitto
E-mail: inorganicmaterials@stcloudstate.edu.
Application review begins on November 27, 2016; position is open until filled. Materials received after this date cannot be guaranteed consideration. All finalists will be required to give a seminar on their research and teach an undergraduate-level course during the interview process. Official transcripts will be required from the finalists at the time of interview.
*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization, which can be found at: http://www.hr.mnscu.edu/contract_plans/index.html.
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Tenure Track Position at Assistant or Associate Professor Level, Experimental Materials Chemistry Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Minnesota Duluth.
Position Description: The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (www.d.umn.edu/chem) at the University of Minnesota Duluth invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level. The position starts August 21, 2017. Appointments at either the Assistant or Associate Professor will be considered for an Experimental Materials Chemist. Job duties and responsibilities include teaching lower level undergraduate courses, upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in their specialty area and inorganic chemistry or analytical chemistry; mentoring undergraduate and graduate research students; and service to the University. The faculty are particularly interested in candidates whose research interests demonstrate connectivity to and the ability to complement department-, college- and campus-wide efforts concentrating on experimental approaches to materials science.
Assistant Professor Qualifications:
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in chemistry or closely related field from a regionally accredited university, evidence of potential to develop a successful independent, externally funded research program in experimental materials chemistry, evidence of teaching experience, such as serving as a teaching assistant or instructor and the ability to communicate effectively in written form.
Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral experience, ability to effectively communicate orally commensurate with the expectations for a University faculty member, good interpersonal skills and experience working with diverse groups of students and colleagues, experience in effective teaching, including active learning and course development.
Associate Professor Qualifications:
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in chemistry or closely related field from a regionally accredited university, evidence of having established a successful, externally funded, independent research program in experimental materials chemistry, evidence of effective teaching, ability to communicate effectively in written form, and service at the college or university level.
Preferred Qualifications: Ability to effectively communicate commensurate with the expectations for a University faculty member, good interpersonal skills and experience working with diverse groups of students and colleagues, experience in effective teaching, including active learning and course development.
Salary: Negotiable
Terms of Contract: Regular 9-month tenure track appointment.
Application Procedure: Please apply online via the Employment System at: http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs, Search Job ID# 313782. A complete application must be submitted online and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, summary of relevant undergraduate and graduate coursework (e.g. unofficial transcripts) (Additional Doc 1), statement of teaching experience and interests (Additional Doc 2), a research plan (Additional Doc 3), a statement concerning diversity and inclusivity (Additional Doc 4), and a list of 3 references who will be sending recommendations (Additional Doc 5). Candidates should also arrange to have these letters of recommendation forwarded directly to the Search Committee Chair at the address shown below: Prof. Paul Kiprof, Search Committee Chair Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Minnesota Duluth 1039 University Drive Duluth, MN 55812 (email: umdchem@d.umn.edu; fax: 218-726-7394). Completed applications will be reviewed starting November 28, 2016 and will be accepted until February 1, 2017.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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William Funk is currently interviewing candidates to fill an open postdoc position in his lab at Northwestern in the Feinberg School of Medicine. The position involves investigating environmental risk factors for chronic diseases, cancers, and other adverse health outcomes using a new approach called adductomics. For biomarker discovery, we conduct case-control experiments using non-targeted methods to identify discordant protein adducts features. I am looking for a candidate to fill this position that has experience with proteomics, and in particular expertise with QQQ LC-MS and Orbitrap LC-MS (Velos, Q Exactive, and Fusion). If you have any students interested in applying, please contact: William E. Funk, Ph.D., Assistant Professor | Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, e-mail: w-funk@northwestern.edu, Office: 680 N Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL  60611, phone: 312-503-4092, Laboratory: 710 N Fairbanks Court, Olson Pavilion 8-360, Chicago, IL  60611, phone: 312-503-4532.
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