UW Madison Chemistry Department Newsletter for 9/17/2012

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVI - No. 27 September 17th, 2012

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Thomas Brunold was the Top Non-Pro Finisher in Sunday's Madison Ironman!
Thomas finished 10th, about 35 minutes behind the overall winner, and he was the first non-pro to finish!
This year's results can be found at: http://ironman.com/events/ironman/wisconsin?show=tracker&race=wisconsin&... Way to go Thomas!
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2012 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

October 16th, 2012 November 13th, 2012 December 11th, 2012 February 12th, 2012
March 12th, 2012 April 16th, 2012 May 14th, 2012  

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

September 18th, 2012 October 2nd, 2012 October 23rd, 2012 November 6th, 2012 November 20th, 2012
December 4th, 2012 December 18th, 2012 January 22nd, 2012 February 19th, 2012 March 5th, 2012
March 19th, 2012 April 2nd, 2012 April 23rd, 2012 May 7th, 2012  

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Veronica Vaida, University of Colorado-Boulder. "Water and light in environmental chemistry on contemporary and ancient Earth"
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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas J. Meyer, University of North Carolina. "Finding the Way to Solar Fuels with Dye Sensitized Photoelectrosynthesis Cells (DSPEC)"
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Thursday, September 20th, 2012 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Ying Ge, UW Madison, Department of Physiology. "Comprehensive Analysis of Protein Modifications by Top-down Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics"
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Thursday, September 20th, 2012 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas J. Meyer, University of North Carolina. "Proton Coupled Electron Transfer"
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Friday, September 21st, 2012 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas J. Meyer, University of North Carolina. "Our Energy Future. Science and Technology Challenges of the 21st Century"
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Monday, September 24th, 2012 - TCI Seminar, 3:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Pengyu Ren, The University of Texas at Austin. "Modeling Biomolecular Association and Structure"
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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Stanton, University of Texas at Austin.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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The Portland Technology Development group's Thin Films division of Intel Corporation has several openings for physical science Ph.D.s to support/direct R&D of advanced processing methods. Candidates hired for these positions will be responsible for developing the next generation of Intel's microprocessors. Ph.D. candidates in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering or related fields are encouraged to apply. Criteria for selection include: a strong academic record, demonstrated experimental and data analysis expertise, superior critical thinking skills, an ability to drive and take responsibility for projects and a solid peer-reviewed publication record. Experience using and maintaining scientific equipment is preferred. Semiconductor processing experience is not mandatory. Openings are immediately available at Intel's primary development facility (Ronler Acres) located ~10 miles west of Portland, OR. Please see a more detailed job description included below. Interested candidates should email resumes to: laura.k.schirra@intel.com with "Intel Corporation Hiring" in the subject line. Contact: Laura Schirra, PhD, PTD Module Engineer, Intel Corporation.
PTD Module & Integration Yield Eng - Description: PTD Module Engineers are responsible for leading scientific research and enabling manufacture of innovative device architectures coupled with the realization of these architectures. Responsibilities include designing, executing and analyzing experiments necessary to meet engineering specifications for the process. A Module Engineer participates in the development of intellectual property and the development of the equipment necessary to exploit understanding gained in research (in collaboration with equipment suppliers). The Engineer must work effectively with the equipment supplier to identify shortcomings, propose and evaluate hardware modification to mitigate issues and operate the manufacturing line in order to integrate the many individual steps necessary for the manufacture of complex microprocessors. Module Engineers are also responsible for overseeing in-situ ramp to manufacturing volumes to demonstrate that the technology meets requirements while simultaneously transferring the technology to counterparts in manufacturing via 'Copy Exactly!' methodology. Module ownership includes the install and qualification of manufacturing capacity at the development site and audit installation/qualification and supervision of first full loop at the production site. Must hold a PhD. Qualifications:  You must possess a minimum of a Ph.D. degree majoring in Physics, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Chemistry. Additional qualifications include: Demonstrate experience in keen experimental insight; Demonstrate experience to devise and focus on key experiments. Job Category: Engineering. Primary Location: USA-Oregon, Hillsboro. Posting Date: Apr 17, 2012. Apply Before: Apr 17, 2013. Business Group.
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About seeing

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Chemistry - Assistant Professorship. The Department of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis seeks to make a faculty appointment to begin in the fall of 2013 in any area of organic chemistry, including biological and materials chemistry. The position is available at the assistant-professor level. The duties of the position include teaching assigned courses, applying successfully for extramural research grants, conducting research, publishing research results in peer-reviewed journals, advising students, performing assigned committee work, and participating in appropriate university service. The development and maintenance of an outstanding research program and excellence in the teaching of core chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae and one or more concise research proposals. These documents are to be submitted in electronic form as PDF (portable document format) files to: search@wuchem.wustl.edu with one or more of the following in the subject line: "Biological Chemistry Position," or "Organic Chemistry Position." Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: search@wuchem.wustl.edu, with signed originals sent to: Chemistry Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1134, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899, Fax #: (314) 935-4481. Completed applications for the position must be received by 15 October 2012 to ensure inclusion in the initial review. However, applications received later will also be considered until the searches are concluded.
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Northern Iowa is seeking to fill a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The department will consider candidates with research and teaching interests in analytical, organic, and/or physical chemistry. Preference will be given to candidates with research interests that are cross-disciplinary; such as nanochemistry, green chemistry, polymer chemistry, or bio-analytical chemistry. The department encourages applications from persons of color, women, persons living with disabilities, and veterans. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry, demonstrated commitment to excellence as a classroom teacher, demonstrated written and oral communication skills, commitment to developing an active research program involving undergraduates, and a willingness to seek outside funding. The successful candidate must be able to teach advanced classes in a sub-discipline and contribute to the department's teaching commitments in the University's Liberal Arts Core curriculum in science. Post-doctoral experience is preferred but not required. Pre-employment background checks are required. Appointment Date is August 2013. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers excellent benefits include TIAA-CREF and IPERS retirement plans, and group life, disability, medical, and dental coverage. Inquiries and Applications: Applications received by September 28, 2012 will be given full consideration. To apply, visit: http://jobs.uni.edu. Inquiries may be sent to Kirk Manfredi at: kirk.manfredi@uni.edu, or by phone at (319) 273-2295.
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Saint Louis University, a Catholic Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service seeks applicants for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Chemistry starting Fall 2013.  Candidates at higher rank will also be considered based on experience.  A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred.  The successful candidate will develop an externally funded, independent research program and be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching.  The Department offers BA/BS degrees in chemistry and biochemistry and MS and PhD degrees in chemistry.  The successful candidate must be prepared to teach the sophomore organic chemistry sequence in addition to upper level undergraduate and graduate level courses.  Review of applications begins October 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.  All applications must send a CV, research plans, teaching philosophy, transcripts, and 3 reference letters to the attention of Prof. Paul Jelliss at: chemsearch2012@slu.edu. Applicants must also apply online at: http://jobs.slu.edu. Saint Louis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and encourages nominations and applications of women and underrepresented minorities.
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Two faculty positions. Department of Chemistry at the University of Michigan is seeking outstanding junior candidates in the area of chemical education. If you know of anyone who already has an academic position that might be interested in joining our program at a higher rank (associate professor), such an appointment is also possible, and I would appreciate any suggestions (confidential) you may have regarding candidates in this category. Successful candidates will be offered a generous start-up package and a competitive salary. The Chemistry program at Michigan is thriving. We now have >250 graduate students and a large cohort of junior faculty members (11). In addition, overall external research funding for the department is at all time high ($18M in 2010), and I am very excited about the future for the Chemistry program, especially given the recent rise in our departmental ranking (#16 overall in most recent US News & World Report) and all of the exciting interdisciplinary collaborative opportunities as well as initiatives throughout the university in enhancing student learning and teaching. Contact: Melanie Sanford, Moses Gomberg Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, Arthur F Thurnau Professor of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Department of Chemistry, 930 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, e-mail: mssanfor@umich.edu.
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The Hamilton College chemistry department is hiring for two tenure-line positions this year. One is an organic chemistry position: http://tinyurl.com/9sdykvj, and the other is broadly defined as experimental physical chemistry: http://tinyurl.com/9n5djmu. The latter position's main teaching responsibilities include the normal two-semester physical chemistry courses as well as possibly a research methods course, introductory chemistry, and an upper-level elective in the candidate's expertise. The ability to teach these courses and develop a strong research program at a primarily undergraduate institution are the main considerations for the position. While the teaching responsibilities are fairly specific, the area of research expertise is very broad (analytical, environmental, materials, etc.) as long as it is not primarily theoretical/computational. We are actively interested in increasing the diversity of our departmental faculty so applicants from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. If any potential applicants have questions, they should feel free to contact either me at: avanwyns@hamilton.edu or the chair of our department, Ian Rosenstein at: irosenst@hamilton.edu.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, California. The Getty Conservation Institute's (GCI) postdoctoral fellowship is a two-year program designed to provide recent PhDs in chemistry and the physical sciences with experience in conservation science. The 2013-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow will be part of the GCI's Collections Research group:
http://www.getty.edu/conservation/our_projects/science/coll_res/index.html . In collaboration with conservators and curators, the Collections Research group conducts scientific research to further the understanding and preservation of the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and other museums around the world with which we collaborate. Research projects may address questions of authenticity, provenance and artists' technique, assist in the evaluation of conservation treatment programs, or investigate the properties and behavior of the materials found in works of art. As member of the Collections Research group, the Postdoctoral Fellow will gain experience in conservation science within a museum environment. Using the extensive range of analytical instrumentation available in the GCI's laboratories, the fellow will conduct scientific analyses on a wide variety of artists' materials and works of art, including paintings, decorative arts, sculpture, antiquities, and works of art on paper. In addition, an independent research project that furthers the understanding or preservation of works of art, collaborating with other cultural or academic institutions as appropriate, may be developed. Professional development is encouraged and supported through participation in professional meetings and workshops. Working under the guidance of the Senior Scientist heading Collections Research, the fellow will develop project strategies, conduct research, interpret results, write reports and communicate findings to scientific as well as non-scientific audiences. Applicants should have a recent (2008 or later) PhD in chemistry or another physical science, experimental research experience, strong instrumental analysis skills, an aptitude for learning and adapting new analytical techniques, be a creative and versatile problem solver and be able to work effectively in small teams. Candidates should have an interest in the visual arts and a serious interest in pursuing a career in conservation science within the museum environment. The fellowship runs from September 2013 to August 2015. In addition to an annual stipend, the fellow will be provided an annual travel allowance and generous benefits including travel to, and housing in, Los Angeles and full health benefits. Completed application materials must be received in the Getty Foundation office on or before November 1, 2012. Application materials and full terms of the GCI postdoctoral program can be found on the Getty Foundation website: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/funding/residential/postdoctoral_fellows....
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