UW Madison Chemistry Department Newsltter for 1/30/2012

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVI - No. 3 January 30th, 2012

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2011 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

February 14th, 2012 March 13th, 2012 April 10th, 2012 May 8th, 2012

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

February 7th, 2012 February 21st, 2012 March 6th, 2012 March 20th, 2012
April 17th, 2012 May 1st, 2012 May 15th, 2012 (Optional)  

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Sherrill, Georgia Institute of Technology. "Understanding the Fundamental Nature of Non-Covalent Interactions: From the Benzene Dimer to DNA-Intercalator Interactions"
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Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Berry, UW Madison.
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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 - Chemical Biology & Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Wendy Kelly, Georgia Tech.
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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher Ober, Cornell University.
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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 - Materials Science Program Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 in the Materials Science and Engineering Building. Assistant Professor Randy H. Ewoldt, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. "Soft bio-rheology of predatory defense gels and micro-swimmer suspensions"
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Friday, February 3rd, 2012 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ron Raines, UW Madison.
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Monday, February 6th, 2012 - Theoretical Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Lyudmila Slipchenko, Purdue University.
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Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Margaret Murnane, University of Colorado-Boulder. "Science at the Timescale of the Electron: Coherent X-rays Beams from Tabletop Lasers and Applications in Materials and Molecular Science"
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Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dionico Siegel, University of Texas-Austin. "Synthesis and Study of Regenerative Natural Products"
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Thursday, February 9th, 2012 - Materials & Inorganic Joint Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michaël Gräetzel, École Polytechnique Fédéral du Lausanne. "Nanostructured Photosystems for Solar Fuel Generation"
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Thursday, February 9th, 2012 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Zoe Samer, McMahon Group.
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Friday, February 10th, 2012 - Ninth Irving Shain Chemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michaël Gräetzel, École Polytechnique Fédéral du Lausanne. "Molecular Photovoltaics and Mesoscopic Solar Cells"
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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R&D Systems - Scientist Position. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join a team of scientists developing high quality micro- and macro- antibody array products. Responsibilities include planning and executing experiments to design, optimize, and validate new array products. Other duties include data analysis, literature searches, and evaluating new technologies for array product applications. Prior experience developing antibody arrays, biosensors, or immunoassays is highly desirable. This position requires prolonged standing, sitting, lifting up to 40 pounds, repetitive hand/wrist activities, and PC usage. We are looking for candidates with a PhD degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or equivalent with a minimum of 0 to 5 years experience. Must have strong working knowledge of scientific principles and proven project management capabilities. Excellent problem-solving skills, organization, attention-to-detail, and communication skills both verbally and in writing are required. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please contact: Greta Wegner, PhD, Array Group Scientist/Manager, Department of Assay Development, R&D Systems, Inc., Minneapolis, MN 55413, (800) 328-2400 Ex 6579, web: http://www.rndsystems.com/about_us_CareerOpportunities.aspx.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thanks.
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DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE IN ROOM 1146.
NEXT NEWSLETTER IS ON FEBRUARY 6th, 2012