UW Madison Chemistry Deaprtment newsletter for 10/11/2010

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XXXIV - No. 35 October 11th, 2010

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2010 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

October 19th, 2010 November 9th, 2010 December 14th, 2010 February 8th, 2011
March 22nd, 2011 April 12th, 2011 May 3rd, 2011  

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

October 26th, 2010 November 16th, 2010 December 7th, 2010 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, October 12th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy P. Lodge, University Minnesota. "Polymer Micelles and Gels in Ionic Liquids: New Opportunities in Science and Engineering"
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrei Kutateladze, ETH. "Photoassisted Combinatorial Synthesis and Screening"
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Tuesday, October 12th, ECT Seminar, 12:00 p.m.,  Room 1025, Engineering Centers Building (ECB), 1550 Engineering Drive. Professor Xia Kang, Mississippi State University. "Oxidative Transformation of Emerging Contaminants by Fe(III)-Montmorillonite"
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Thursday, October 14th, 2010 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 MS&E Building. Javid Rzayev, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. "Nanostructured Materials from Multicomponent Bottlebrush Copolymer"
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Friday, October 15th, 2010, EC&T Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Laboratory, 660 N. Park Street. Ying Li, PhD, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, UW-Milwaukee. "Clean Coal or Renewable Energy: Studies on Mercury Emissions Control and CO2 Reduction to Fuels"
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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Christian Hackenberger, Free University of Berlin.
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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Rex T. Skodje, Boulder Co. "Vibrational Overtone Induced Chemical Reactions in Gas and Cluster Phase"
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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gregory Hillhouse, University of Chicago. "Unusual Chemistry of Two- and Three-Coordinate Nickel"
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Thursday, October 21st, 2010 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Murray Johnston, University of Delaware.
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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stuart Rowan, Case Western Reserve.
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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Kable, University of Sydney.
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Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Corbett, Iowa State University.
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Thursday, October 28th, 2010 - Analytical McElvain Seminar, 12:15 P.M., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Dennis Wesolowski, EPA Regional Office in Chicago.
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Emmanuel LaCote, CNRS, Paris.
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ralph I. Kaiser, University Hawaii. "The Origin and Chemical Evolution of Titan's Aerosol Layers"
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Thursday, November 4th, 2010 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Norman Dovichi, University of Washington.
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Friday, November 5th, 2010 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Professor Clark Landis, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry.
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon Ellman, UC-Berkeley.
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stephan Link, Rice University. "Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies"
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Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Douglas Stephan, University of Toronto. "Frustrated Lewis Pairs: A New Paradigm for Reactivity and Catalysis"
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Tuesday, November 16th, 2010  - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerard C.L. Wong, University of California Los Angeles.
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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gary J. Pielak, University of North Carolina. "Macromolecular Crowding & Protein Chemistry: Views from Inside & Outside Cells"
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Pupa Gilbert, UW Physics Department.
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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William van der Donk, University of Illinois-Urbana.
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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.
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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 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 Steven J. Sibener, University of Chicago.
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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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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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Graduate Studies in Chemistry at SUNY-ESF
The State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF). We'd like to make you aware of the unique opportunities we provide for students to complete a graduate program in chemistry while contributing to a better environment. The Chemistry Department at SUNY-ESF offers M.S. and Ph.D. programs, as well as a non-thesis Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree, with specialization in four areas of chemistry oriented toward renewable energy / materials, green chemistry and the global environment: Polymer Chemistry (including dendrimers, hydrogen storage and fuel cells, renewable materials, and genetically engineered biodegradable plastics) - Organic Natural Products Chemistry (including chemical ecology and biosynthesis) Environmental Chemistry (in water, soil, and air, both field- and laboratory-based) Biochemistry (genomic studies, toxic algal blooms, and metabolic engineering) Ph.D. students can expect stipends of at least $22,000 per calendar year, in addition to tuition scholarships. Information about our Department is available at http://www.esf.edu/chemistry. Students can have us contact them by filling out a request at: http://www.esfedu/forms/chemistry/chem.asp. To learn more go to: http://www.esf.edu/chemistry. Contact Information: SUNY-ESF, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210, phone: 315-470-6855, e-mail: chemistry@esf.edu.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Opening in organometallic catalysis group at ExxonMobil. An organometallic/inorganic chemist who would be available in the first half of next year (preferably not later than July). Ph.D. Chemist - Catalysis Group, ExxonMobil Chemical has an immediate opening for a chemist in the Chemicals Catalyst Technology department located at our research facilities in the Houston Texas area. This is our industry leading polymerization catalysis group which now also includes non polymerization chemistry. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic group of scientists responsible for the discovery, development, and commercialization of "single site" catalyst technology applied to the chemical industry. Experience in High Throughput Experimentation, collaborative work environments, and synthesis is beneficial, but strong technical skills and motivation are the primary considerations. Requirements of the position are: Ph.D. in chemistry; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Collaborative teamwork abilities. ExxonMobil Chemical offers an excellent working environment and a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Please respond to the address below (e-mail preferred): e-mail: alan.vaughan@exxonmobil.com  or G. Alan Vaughan, Manager, Chemicals Catalyst Technology, ExxonMobil Chemical, 5200 Bayway Drive, Baytown, TX 77522.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry invites applications for tenure-track appointments beginning July 2011. Outstanding applicants with teaching and research interests in all areas of chemistry are encouraged to apply. MIT Chemistry has particular interest in appointments in the areas of Organic, Biological and Experimental Physical Chemistry, broadly defined. Applicants working at the interface of these and related areas are also sought. Appointments will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but outstanding senior applicants may be considered. A completed application will include a curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of research plans, two or more research proposals, a brief statement of teaching interests, and three or more letters of recommendation. Applications are being accepted at: Academic Jobs Online.  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo. To receive full consideration completed applications must be received by October 15, 2010.  Search Contact: Ms. Karen Fosher, Personnel Administrator, Department of Chemistry, Room 18-392, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139-4307, e-mail: kfosher@mit.edu.
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications and nominations for Head of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The Department is supported by a new, state-of-the-art facility at Gateway Park,  housing the Life Sciences Bioengineering and Chemistry research facilities which opened in the spring of 2007 along with a robust community of faculty and students. WPI seeks a Department Head with a clear and creative vision for building and sustaining ambitious departmental research programs while maintaining a focus on excellence in teaching and has the skills necessary for the day to day management of the department activities and administrative staff. The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Head is responsible for coordinating with the other Heads across the wider WPI community the development of interdisciplinary research teams for the purpose of securing external funding. Our vision for the new Head includes enhancing the department's role in the natural sciences at all levels and providing strategic positioning for new faculty appointments as we grow. The department offers BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees. To learn more about research at WPI and the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department visit http://www.wpi.edu/research and www.wpi.edu/Academics/Depts/Chemistry. The Department Head will have an earned doctorate from one of the fields of chemistry or biochemistry, an international reputation in research, and a distinguished record of publication and funding. She or he must demonstrate outstanding leadership and mentoring abilities as well as a commitment to high quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The application should consist of a detailed curriculum vita, a letter of intent that describes professional interest (research, teaching, and administrative), and names of a minimum of three references. Applications and nominations should be sent to: cbcheadsearch@wpi.edu. Further inquiries can be directed to: the Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences, 508-831-4678 or email: dofcarcik@wpi.edu. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks WPI among the top national universities and recently placed WPI in its top 30 for faculty resources. Further information about WPI and the department can be accessed at http://www.wpi.edu.
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The department of chemistry and biochemistry within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego, http://www-chem.ucsd.edu is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body. We invite applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Inorganic Chemistry. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in one of the chemical sciences and a demonstrated ability or potential for arecognized program of excellence in both teaching and research in any area of inorganic chemistry. A successful candidate will be judged on teaching and research accomplishments as well as potential for demonstrated leadership in areas contributing to diversity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Candidates should submit online a curriculum vitae, list of publications, reprints of up to five representative papers, and a personal statement that includes a summary of research plans as well as their past or potential contributions to diversity at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/. Please select the following recruitment: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Inorganic Chemistry (10-173). Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference addressing research, teaching and any contributions to diversity submitted at the above mentioned URL. Prompt response is recommended. Review of applications will commence on October 1, 2010 until the position is filled.
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The department of chemistry and biochemistry within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego, http://www-chem.ucsd.edu is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body. We invite applications for a tenure-track position in Organic Chemistry. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in one of the chemical sciences and a demonstrated ability or potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research in any area of organic chemistry. A successful candidate will be judged on teaching and research accomplishments as well as potential for demonstrated leadership in areas contributing to diversity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Candidates should submit online a curriculum vitae, list of publications, reprints of up to five representative papers, and a personal statement that includes a summary of research plans as well as their past or potential contributions to diversity at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/. Please select the following job opening: Chemistry and Biochemistry Assistant Professor in rganic Chemistry (10-177) JPF000xx. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference addressing research, teaching and any contributions to diversity submitted at the above mentioned URL. Prompt response is recommended. Review of applications will commence on October 15, 2010 until the position is filled.
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The department of chemistry and biochemistry within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego, http://www-chem.ucsd.edu is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body. We invite applications for a tenure-track position in Pharmacological Chemistry. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in one of the chemical/biological sciences and a demonstrated ability or potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research in pharmacological chemistry, broadly defined. A successful candidate will be judged on teaching and research accomplishments as well as potential for demonstrated leadership in areas contributing to diversity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Candidates should submit online curriculum vitae, list of publications, reprints of up to five representative papers, and a personal statement that includes a summary of research plans as well as their past or potential contributions to diversity at: https://apol-recruitucsd.edu/. Please select the following job opening: Chemistry and Biochemistry Assistant Professor in Pharmacological Chemistry (10-17) TPF000xx. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference addressing research, teaching and any contributions to diversity submitted at the above mentioned URL. Prompt response is recommended. Review of applications will commence on October 15, 2010 until the position is filled.
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Grand Valley State University. Assistant Professor in Chemistry (Chemistry Education), tenure track, starting Aug, 2011. The position requires a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research. A doctoral degree is preferred. Candidates who have nearly finished their doctoral degree (ABD) may be considered. The Department values candidates who demonstrate an ability to work in a collaborative environment with a diverse population of colleagues and students. Responsibilities include teaching general and/or chemistry service courses and advanced courses in the area of expertise. Faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarship program that includes mentoring undergraduate research students. Faculty are also expected to contribute service to the Departmnt, College, University, and/or community. Complete requirements for tenure track faculty are detailed in the University Faculty Handbook and the Departmental Performance Expectations document, available upon request. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. GVSU salaries are competitive with excellent benefits. Chemistry - See our web page at: http://www.gvsu.edu/chem for more inforation. Applications must be submitted on-line at: http://www.gvsujobs.org. After completing an application form, the on-line system will require each applicant to attach the following documents: (Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat formats) An application cover letter; A Curriculum Vita; A statement of teaching philosophy; A brief summary of scholarship/research activities, including research projects appropriate for undergraduate students. Also include a statement of facilities, equipment, and instrumentation requirements (Detailed equipment budgets are not necessary with the initial application). Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the Search Committee. Letters should be sent as an e-mail attachment to: chmdept@gvsu.edu (use "Chemistry Education Reference Letter" as the subject line). If necessary, letters may be sent by regular mail to: ChemistryEducation Search Committee, Chemistry Department, 312 Padnos Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401. Date For Reviewing Applications: Application review will begin October 18, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.
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Ohio Northern University's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry - a signature focus of the institution seeks exceptional applicants for two tenure-track faculty positions (one retirement replacement and one new). Qualifications include a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or a closely related field such as experimental physical chemistry or biophysical chemistry, an ability to establish externally supported research involving highly motivated undergraduates, and excellent lecture and lab teaching skills. Both of these positions will be filled at the rank of assistant professor. ONU's investment in the department as a signature program demonstrates a commitment of increased financial support to further its ability to provide nationally recognized opportunities in research and undergraduate chemical education. Offering an interactive learning environment at a private institution, our dynamic faculty consists of 13 tenure-track professors with chemistry Ph.D.s. as well as a talented support staff. ONU chemistry graduates select top doctoral programs, pursue medical or other professional schools, and enter business and industrial sectors. Visit http://www.onu.edu/chemistry for position details and application procedures. Applications must be received by October 15, 2010 for full consideration.
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Grand Valley State University. Assistant Professor in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry), tenure track, starting Aug, 2011. The position requires a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research. A doctoral degree is preferred. Candidates who have nearly finished their doctoral degree (ABD) may be considered. The Department values candidates who demonstrate an ability to work in a collaborative environment with a diverse population of colleagues and students. Responsibilities include teaching general and/or organic chemistry service courses and advanced courses in the area of expertise. Faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarship program that includes mentoring undergraduate research students. Faculty are also expected to contribute service to the Department, College, University, and/or community. Complete requirements for tenure track faculty are detailed in the University Faculty Handbook and the Departmental Performance Expectations document, available upon request. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. GVSU salaries are competitive with excellent benefits. Chemistry - See our web page at: http://www.gvsu.edu/chem for more information. Applications must be submitted on-line at: http://www.gvsujobs.org. After completing an application form, the on-line system will require each applicant to attach the following documents: (Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat formats), An application cover letter; A Curriculum Vita; A statement of teaching philosophy; A brief summary of scholarship/research activities, including research projects appropriate for undergraduate students. Also include a statement of facilities, equipment, and instrumentation requirements (Detailed equipment budgets are not necessary with the initial application). Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the Search Committee. Letters should be sent as an e-mail attachment to chmdept@gvsu.edu (use "Organic Reference Letter" as the subject line). If necessary, letters may be sent by regular mail to: Organic Search Committee, Chemistry Department, 312 Padnos Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401. Date For Reviewing Applications: Application review will begin October 18, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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A three-year postdoctoral research position is available starting 01.01.2011 in the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, University of Helsinki. We are looking for highly motivated, active, and innovative individuals with completed PhD in physics or chemistry. The multidisciplinary experimental research will focus on molecular conformation and intermolecular interaction at low temperatures. This position offers an opportunity to develop research career in a modern and highly multidisciplinary environment at the frontier between physics, chemistry, optics, biosciences, and materials science. Optical spectroscopy (FTIR, Raman, photoluminescence) in solid phase is the main research method. The following background and skills are expected from applicants: (i) General knowledge of physical chemistry and molecular spectroscopy and (ii) Practical experience in optical spectroscopy. Knowledge of cryogenic technique, lasers, biochemistry, and computational methods is of advantage. A strong ability to collaborate with others is required. The salary is according to the Finnish regulations for postdoctoral fellows. Interested individuals should send their CV with a full list of publications and a list of three references to: Leonid Khriachtchev, e-mail: (leonid.khriachtchev@helsinki.fi). We are looking forward to your application not later than 29th of Octoer, 2010. For more information please visit our websites: http://www.helsinki.fi/kemia/matrix/index_eng.htm. Further information is available from: Leonid Khriachtchev E-mail: leonid.khriachtchev@helsinki.fi and Markku Räsänen E-mail: markku.rasanen@helsinki.fi and Tel.:+358 40 7648233.
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