University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 12/13/2010

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XXXIV - No. 44 December 13th, 2010

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Jim Skinner wins the 2011 ACS Physical Chemistry Division Award in Theoretical Chemistry
We are delighted to learn that Professor Jim Skinner has won the 2011 ACS Physical Chemistry Division Award in Theoretical Chemistry. This is only the third such award, placing Jim among the foremost theorists in the nation. Jim will receive the award and give a plenary lecture at the Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry this summer. Congratulations Jim!!
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Marty Zanni Elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society
Congratulations to Professor Marty Zanni for his election as a Fellow of the American Physical Society! This is a continuation of Marty's remarkably steep upward trajectory!!! Congratulations Marty!!
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Christmas Cheery Show Times on WPT
Wisconsin Public Television will air this year's Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri at the following times: Monday, December 20 at 1:00 p.m.; Friday, December 24 at 1:00 & 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday, December 26 at 7:00 a.m. Check local listings for telecast times elsewhere around the country.
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Newsletter on Christmas Vacation
The Chemistry Newsletter will not be published during the Christmas and New Year weeks. The Chemistry newsletter will return the first week of next year, 1/03/2011. We'll publish the newsletter on the off week only if we have news that needs to be announced for that week. Please continue to submit all of your newsletter items to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu. Thanks and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
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2010 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

December 14th, 2010 February 8th, 2011 March 22nd, 2011
April 12th, 2011 May 3rd, 2011  

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

December 21st, 2010 January 18th, 2011 February 1st, 2011
February 15th, 2011 March 2nd, 2011 March 15th, 2011
April 5th, 2011 April 19th, 2011 May 10th, 2011

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 - Willard Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor W. Carl Lineberger, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Tehshik Yoon, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 - Willard Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor W. Carl Lineberger, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jose Onuchic, University of California San Diego. "Sharing the Energy Landscape for Folding and Function:  From Small Proteins to Large Machines"
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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Curtis Berlinguette, University of Calgary.
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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 - Physical McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carolyn Larabell, University of California, San Francisco.
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Friday, February 4th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Deborah Blum, UW Department of Journalism and Mass Communications; author: "The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York"
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Tuesday, February 8tt, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven J. Sibener, University of Chicago.
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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor David Cane, Brown University.
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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sharon C. Glotzer, University of Michigan.
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Tuesday, February 22nd. 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David A. Case, Rutgers University. "Biomolecular Simulations Using Implicit Solvent Models"
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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Regan Thomson, Northwestern University.
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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Bergman.
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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Juan de Pablo, UW-Madison, Chemical and Biological Engineering.
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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nicolai Lehnert, University of Michigan.
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Thursday, March 3th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barbara Imperiali, MIT.
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - Physical McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Donald G. Truhlar, University of Minnesota
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Brad Nilsson, University of Rochester.
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Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gary Brudvig, Yale University.
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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Suzanne Blum, University of California, Irvine.
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Thursday, March 31st, 2010 -Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sarah Trimpin, Wayne State University.
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Friday, April 1st, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Dr. K.V. Reddy, Founder and President of Printel, Inc.
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Philip Cole, Johns-Hopkins University.
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Giulia A. Galli, University of California, Davis.
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Thursday, April 7th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ryan Bailey, The University of Illinois, UC.
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Monday, April 11th, 2011 - Ferry Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Tirrell, California Institute of Technology.
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ephraim Woods III, Colgate University.
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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vince Rotello, University of Massachusetts -Amherst.
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Thursday, April 14th, 2011 - Organic Seminar - Abbott Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Friday, April 15th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Shain Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Dr. John Tallarico, Novartis.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel P. Raleigh, SUNY Stony Brook.
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Geoff Coates, Cornell University.
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Thursday, April 21st, 2010 -Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kyoung-Shin Choi, Purdue University.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Srikanth Sastry, Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerald Meyer, Johns Hopkins University.
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Monday, May 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phil Powers, University of California, Davis.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Malika Jeffries-El, Iowa State University.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark S. Gordon, Iowa State University.
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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Amy Palmer, University of Colorado, Boulder.
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Thursday, May 5th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kim Prather, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
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Tuesday, May 9th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kian Tan, Boston University.
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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan Balch, University of California, Davis.
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The 27th Annual National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC)
A Key Component of the Environment Measurement Symposium Bellevue, WA., August 15-19, 2011, Http://www.nemc.us. The National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC) is the largest conference focused on environmental measurements in North America! As part of the Environmental Measurement Symposium, the conference brings together scientists and managers from federal and state agencies, the regulated community, academia, and laboratory and engineering support communities. NEMC, which is organized jointly by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and The NELAC Institute (TNI), features presentations, posters, training, exhibits, and networking opportunities. This year's conference theme is "Environmental Monitoring Response to Environmental Disasters" and will include a keynote presentation on "Research Needs from the Gulf Environmental Tragedy" with a breakout session planned to further discuss this topic, as well. Do not miss the opportunity to present your research, findings, and instructional activities at the most highly regarded technical conference in the environmental monitoring industry. To ensure the NEMC portion of the Symposium is cutting edge and meets the educational needs and interests of each attendee, the NEMC Board of Trustees needs the innovative ideas from members of the academic community like you. The NEMC Board of Trustees presents this Academic Call for Papers as an invitation to students, instructors, researchers, and others in the academic community to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations on policy and technical issues that affect all environmental media (i.e., water, air, soil, and wastes), across all environmental programs. Abstracts should include topics such as the latest techniques for green chemistry, emergency response techniques, OR any topic areas listed: Field Sampling and Measurement; Environmental Monitoring Needs Following Environmental Disasters; Oil Spill Damage Assessment and Restoration; Contaminated Sediments; Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products; Method Flexibility; Analysis of Metallic Species and Organometallics; Innovative and Emerging Technologies for Environmental Contaminants; Fundamental Measurement Practices (Calibration, Limit of Detection, etc.); Sensors and In Situ Monitoring; Best Practices for Defensible Data Manipulation; Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry; Current Topics in Microbiology; Challenges of Low-Level Nutrient Analyses; Drinking Water Methods; Advanced Clean-up and Sample prep Techniques; Air Methods/Monitoring; Creative Solutions in Academic Research. Awards: The Review Board will evaluate abstracts and issue the following awards: Student: $500 and a registration fee waiver. Early Career: Eligible travel expense reimbursement up to $1,000 and a registration fee waiver. Academic Professional: Eligible travel expense reimbursement up to $1,000 and registration fee waiver. Please provide your abstract by Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Additional details regarding these opportunities including abstract submission instructions are available on the NEMC website under Technical Program - Academic Call for Papers.
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The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. Fellowship Opportunities
Postdoctoral program in Environmental Chemistry announcement of Fellowship opportunities. The award of $120,000 includes a stipend of $45,000 per year for 2 years for the Postdoctoral Fellow. An important program goal is to develop leadership in environmental chemistry. The past recipients of this award will recruit excellent young Ph.D. graduates, including those trained in the environmental sciences, and provide them with the highest caliber of research experience and broadening education in the environmental chemical sciences. Qualified potential postdoctoral scientists should consider applying to one of these selected faculty: Zhenan Bao, Stanford University, zbao@stanford.edu; Michelle Chang, University of California-Berkeley, mcchang@berkeley.edu; Jon Clardy, Harvard Medical School, jon_clardy@hms.harvard.edu; Dick Co, Northwestern University, co@nothwestern.edu; Xiangfeng Duan, University of California, Los Angeles, xduan@chem.ucla.edu; Karen Goldberg, University of Washington, Seattle, goldberg@chem.washington.edu; V. Faye McNeill & Kenneth Eisenthal, Columbia University, vfm2103@columbia.edu or kb1@columbia.edu; Elisabeth Moyer, University of Chicago, moyer@uchicago.edu. The foundation anticipates that the postdoctoral research accomplishments will be sufficient for the Fellow to attain a position where high quality independent research related to the environment can be pursued. For additional information about the program see: http://www.dreyfus.org.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Formation of beta-Ruthenium-Substituted Enones from Propargyl Alcohols.
Casey, CP;* Jiao, XD; Guzei, IA*.
ORGANOMETALLICS 29 (21): 4829-4836 NOV 8 2010.
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Peptide ligands that use a novel binding site to target both TGF-beta receptors.
Li, LY; Orner, BP; Huang, T; Hinck, AP; Kiessling, LL*.
MOLECULAR BIOSYSTEMS 6 (12): 2392-2402 2010.
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Allylic C-H Acetoxylation with a 4,5-Diazafluorenone-Ligated Palladium Catalyst: A Ligand-Based Strategy To Achieve Aerobic Catalytic Turnover.
Campbell, AN; White, PB; Guzei, IA*; Stahl, SS*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 132 (43): 15116-15119 NOV 3 2010.
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Synthesis and Magnetic Properties of Gd Doped EuS Nanocrystals with Enhanced Curie Temperatures.
Selinsky, RS; Han, JH; Perez, EAM; Guzei, IA*; Jin, S*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 132 (45): 15997-16005 NOV 17 2010.
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Classifying chemoreceptors: quantity versus quality.
Underbakke, ES; Kiessling, LL*.
EMBO JOURNAL 29 (20): 3435-3436 OCT 20 2010.
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Fluoride-Modulated Cobalt Catalysts for Electrochemical Oxidation of Water under Non-Alkaline Conditions.
Gerken, JB; Landis, EC; Hamers, RJ*; Stahl, SS*.
CHEMSUSCHEM 3 (10): 1176-1179 2010.
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Tandem Rh/Ru Hydroformylation/Hydrogenation of Terminal Olefins to Linear Alcohols.
Casey, CP*.
CHEMCATCHEM 2 (10): 1209-1211 OCT 2010.
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Layer-by-Layer Assembly of DNA- and Protein-Containing Films on Microneedles for Drug Delivery to the Skin.
Saurer, EM; Flessner, RM; Sullivan, SP; Prausnitz, MR; Lynn, DM*.
BIOMACROMOLECULES 11 (11): 3136-3143 NOV 2010.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Associate Lecturer: Biochemistry and General Chemistry Laboratories. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applications for a full-time, academic year appointment in chemistry (College of Science and Health; www.uwlax.edu/chemistry) to start August 29, 2011.  Teaching duties will include biochemistry and introductory/general chemistry laboratories.  The successful candidate will have a M.S. or Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, chemistry or a closely related field.  The candidate shall possess excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively with supportive academic colleagues to serve the campus, community, and profession.  Applicants should provide evidence of strong teaching ability or potential through submission of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts.  Applicants should arrange to have two professional letters of reference submitted electronically.  Application files must be completed by January 28, 2011. Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this Faculty position and to apply, please visit: https://employment.uwlax.edu. UW-La Crosse is an AA/EEO employer.  Employment will require a criminal background check.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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McGill University, Chemistry Department. Applications are invited for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Chemical Biology with an emphasis on Organic Synthesis. Applications from more senior candidates may be considered. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree with postdoctoral experience, proven research ability, and strong commitment to teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and to establish a vigorous research program. All candidates must register on line at: http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/chemicalbiology2 and send a hard copy of your curriculum vitae, up to three research proposals, a statement of teaching experience and interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Chemical Biology/Organic Synthesis Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, McGill University, 801 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, CANADA. Review of applications will begin immediately. The expected start date is July 1, 2011, but is negotiable. Salary will be negotiable, according to qualifications and experience. Information about McGill University and the Department of Chemistry may be found on our Website at http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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