UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVII - No. 2 January 14th, 2013

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2012 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

February 12th, 2013 March 12th, 2013
April 16th, 2013 May 14th, 2013

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

January 22nd, 2013 February 19th, 2013 March 5th, 2013 March 19th, 2013
April 2nd, 2013 April 23rd, 2013 May 7th, 2013  

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SEMINARS
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Larry Que, University of Minnesota. "High-Valent Iron-Oxos: Spin States and C-H Bond Cleavage Reactivity"
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Friday, January 18th, 2013 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phil S. Baran, The Scripps Research Institute. "Studies in Natural Product Synthesis"
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Monday, January 21st, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Crabtree, Yale University.
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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Anderson, University of Utah. "Correlations of Cluster Size, Electronic Structure and (Electro)Catalytic Activity for Pdn and Ptn on Planar Substrates"
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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sean Palecek, UW-Madison, Department of Engineering.
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Monday, January 28th, 2013 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 3:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jianhua Xing, Virginia Tech University. "Extending the Horizon of Chemical Physics to Cell Biology"
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ruth Signorell, University of British Columbia and Laboratory of Physical Chemistry ETH Z rich - Switzerland. "Characterization of Ultrafine Aerosols by Vacuum Ultraviolet Light"
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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Shannon Stahl, UW-Madison.
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Thursday, January 31st, 2013 - Materials Science Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Uli Weisner, Cornell University.
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Monday, February 4th, 2013 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Yongna Xing lab - Presenter and title TBA.
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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 - WISL Seminar, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Concert at Chemistry: Celebrating WISL Fellow Marc Fink's promotion to Emeritus Professor.
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Monday, March 4th, 2013 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Jim Keck lab - Presenter and title TBA.
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Monday, April 1st, 2013 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Sam Butcher lab - Presenter and title TBA.
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Monday, May 6th, 2013 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Presenter and title TBA.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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The U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) is seeking outstanding U.S. scientists and engineers under the age of 45, with interests and expertise related to the work of IUPAC. Selected applicants will attend the IUPAC General Assembly and Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, August 8-16, 2013 as Young Observers. The Young Observer Program provides an excellent opportunity to become involved in the work of IUPAC, develop an international network of scientists and engineers, represent your U.S. colleagues in the chemical sciences, and present your research in an international forum.  The deadline for applications is February 4, 2013. For more information, please visit: http://www.national-academies.org/usnc-iupac/yo.
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Chemist - U.S. Department of the Treasury, West Point, NY. A full time opening for a chemist is available with the U.S. Federal government with an opening date to apply from: January 10, 2013 through January 23, 2013. For a complete description of the job duties, education requirements, special job experience, evaluation process, benefits, how to apply for this position and other important information about this job, please go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/335360100.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. One year visiting position. The Department of Chemistry at Bates College, a selective liberal arts college of 1,750 students, invites applications for a one-year visiting position in inorganic chemistry to begin August 1, 2013. Teaching responsibilities include a total of five courses, specifically a two-semester introductory chemistry course with laboratory (one semester of which will have an environmental chemistry focus), inorganic chemistry, and a co-taught advanced synthesis laboratory course. A Ph.D. is highly desirable; ABD applicants will be considered. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
The college and the Chemistry Department are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum.  Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Bates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  For more information about the college, please visit the Bates website: www.bates.edu.
Applicants should submit electronically, in PDF format, to: Nancy LePage, Project Specialist, 207-786-6480 at: academicservices@bates.edu, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation.  Please include your last name and R2398 in the subject line of all submissions.  Please arrange with three recommenders to send letters of recommendation to the same email address, preferably in PDF or Microsoft Word format.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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We would like to tell you about an exciting postdoctoral training program that is in place at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, and hope that you will pass information about this opportunity on to your graduate students.  This program, called TEACRS (Training in Education and Critical Research Skills), is funded by the IRACDA mechanism of NIH-GMS.
TEACRS is designed to prepare talented scientists for successful academic careers in biomedical research. Trainees spend on average 75% of their time conducting bench research and 25% of their time in career development activities that will help them manage the multiple demands of a faculty position. Teaching skills are developed through programs involving mentored classroom assignments at minority-serving institutions in the Boston area.  The training is supplemented by workshops and seminars on teaching methods, career opportunities in academia, and essential skills such as grant writing, mentoring, lab management, and scientific presentations. The training omponents are sequenced to allow trainees to balance the activities and to build on previous experiences.  TEACRS fellows receive up to four years of salary support and a yearly travel and supply allowance.
The application deadline for positions beginning in the fall of 2013 is March 1.  However, later applications will be considered if positions are available.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of their appointment to the program and need to identify a Tufts faculty member who is willing to serve as their research mentor.  Commitment to the goals of the program, strong academic and research credentials, and an interest in teaching and mentoring will be important criteria used in the selection process.  For additional information on the TEACRS program and application procedures, please visit our website at: http://sackler.tufts.edu/Academics/Non-Degree-Programs/Postdoctoral-Trai....
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Post Doctoral Position Announcement. A 1-year post doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Mark Richards at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The position will entail mostly SPME headspace analysis using gas chromatography system. An extensive literature review on antioxidant effectiveness in a wide range of meat products will be part of the project. Some expertise in antioxidant technologies in muscle/meat systems is desired but not required. The salary will approximately $32,920 with fringe benefits covered. The project needs to begin as early as January 7th and as late as February 25th, 2013. It is expected that multiple publications will result from the project.  Statistical evaluations of results is required. An additional component of the project will be to examine novel antioxidant strategies in a commercial meat product that currently has an inadequate shelf life. Contact information for interested individuals is: Mark P. Richards, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Meat Science and Muscle Biology Laboratory, 1805 Linden Drive West, Madison, WI., 53706, Tel: 608 262 1792, Fax: 608 265 3110, e-mail: mprichards@ansci.wisc.edu.
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