UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 03/09/2015

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXIX - No. 9 March 9th, 2015

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KEVIN HEYLMAN SELECTED TO ATTEND 65TH LINDAU NOBEL LAUREATE MEETING
Congratulations to Kevin Heylman (Goldsmith group) on being accepted to attend the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. Kevin's award is sponsored by Oak Ridge Associate Universities (ORAU). Kevin will be one of about 55 young researchers in the United States delegation. His award includes the registration fee to attend the meeting as well as transportation to and from Lindau and a per diem. See http://www.lindau-nobel.org/ for more information about the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Congratulations, Kevin!
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2014-15 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Mar 10, 2015 Apr 21, 2015 May 12, 2015

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

Mar 17, 2015 Apr 7, 2015 Apr 28, 2015
May 5, 2015 May 26, 2015  

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SEMINARS
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Monday, March 9th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Materials, Physical Special Event, 1:30 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Building. "Minisymposium on Glasses"
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Monday, March 9th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher Fennell, Oklahoma State University "Effective electrolytes: Generalizing collective interactions in solution"
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Monday, March 9th, 2015 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Bryan Boudouris, Purdue University "Joint Materials & MRSEC Seminar: Designing Macromolecules for Advanced Energy Conversion and Nanofiltration Applications"
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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Timothy Zwier, Purdue University "Single-conformation spectroscopy: Probing H-bonded Networks in Peptides and Clusters"
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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 - Physical Seminar, 4:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Tom McDonough, Department of Chemistry "Physical Chemistry Student Seminar"
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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Julia Wildt, UW-Madison, Landis Group "Scaffolding Ligands with Boronate Directing Groups for Asymmetric Hydroformylation"
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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 - General Special Event, 7:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). WISL / School of Music, UW-Madison "Rameau the Theorist"
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Thursday, March 12th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Catherine Jackson, UW-Madison "Organic Seminar The "Methodical Production of Genius": Collective Practice and Chemical Theory in Emil Fischer's Laboratory"
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Thursday, March 12th, 2015 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Alicia Richards, UW-Madison, Joshua Coon Research Group "One-hour Proteomes"
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Friday, March 13th, 2015 - Department Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Leiv Sydnes, University of Bergen (Norway) "Chemistry in Service to Humanity and Earth"
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Monday, March 16th, 2015 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Franz Geiger, Northwestern University "Aqueous Proton Transfer Across Single-layer Graphene"
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Pupa Gilbert, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Patterns of crystal orientation at the nanoscale in biominerals"
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 - Physical Seminar, 4:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jennifer Faust, Department of Chemistry "Physical Chemistry Student Seminar"
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Thursday, March 19th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Matthew Gaunt, University of Cambridge UK "Organic AbbVie Seminar "Palladium Catalyzed C-H Activation of Aliphatic Amines""
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Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 - Department Special Event, 5:00 pm, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "Department Reception at ACS National Meeting (Denver)"
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Brandon Kilduff, UW-Madison, Fredrickson Group "Seminar"
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Friday, March 27th, 2015 to Sunday, March 29th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, "Graduate Recruiting Visit Weekend"
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 - Inorganic, Materials, Organic Colloquium, 3:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry. There are four speakers, Christine Luscombe (U. Washington), Brian Stoltz (CalTech), Shannon Stahl (U.Wisconsin), and Cory Stephenson (U. Michigan). "C-H Functionalization Symposium"
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Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Mark Johnson, Yale University "Physical Chemistry McElvain Seminar"
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Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Viktor Poltavets, Michigan State University "Seminar"
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Friday, April 10th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 8:30 am, "Chemistry Board of Advisers Meeting"
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Friday, April 10th, 2015 - Department, General Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor James Jorgenson, University of North Carolina "Colloquium: Ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography: What the future might hold"
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Monday, April 13th, 2015 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Theresa Reineke, University of Minnesota "Sugar-coated polymer synthesis: from sustainable materials to selective drug delivery"
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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Amber Krummel, Colorado State University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 - Physical Seminar, 4:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Eric Hagee, Department of Chemistry "Physical Chemistry Student Seminar"
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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 - Inorganic, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Raymond Schaak, Pennsylvania State University "Seminar"
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Friday, April 17th, 2015 - Graduate Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Dr. Daria Fedyukina, L.E.K. Consulting "Alternative Career Symposium"
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Monday, April 20th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Professor Yu-Shan Lin, Tufts University "TCI Seminar"
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Monday, April 20th, 2015 - Department, General, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Stephen Forrest, University of Michigan "McElvain Materials Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Steve Doorn, Los Alamos National Laboratory "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Jenn Prescher, University of California, Irvine "Organic Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 - Physical Seminar, 4:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Huong Tran, Department of Chemistry "Physical Chemistry Student Seminar"
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Michael Reynolds, Shell International Exploration and Production "Inorganic McElvain Seminar"
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 - Chemical Biology Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor David Tirrell, Caltech "Chemical Biology McElvain Seminar"
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 - Analytical, General Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Richard Quinn, Carl Sagan Center at NASA, Ames IA "Perchlorates on Mars: Implications for biomarker preservation and discovery"
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor John Hartwig, UC Berkeley "Organic Seminar"
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Friday, April 24th, 2015 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Jake Yeston, Science Magazine "Department Colloquium"
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Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Toshiko Ichiye, Georgetown University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 - Physical Seminar, 4:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Wyatt Merrill, Department of Chemistry "Physical Chemistry Student Seminar"
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Thursday, April 30th, 2015 - Department, Graduate Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri, UW Department of Chemistry "The Wisconsin Idea: Opportunities and Challenges for Graduate Research and Education"
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Thursday, April 30th, 2015 - General Lecture, 3:30 pm, Memorial Library Special Collection. Eldridge Bourne Professor of History and Distinguished University Professor Alan Rocke, Case Western Reserve ""Science vs. Practice": The German Chemist ca. 1860"
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HYPERCUBE SCHOLARS AWARD INFORMATION
Each year Hypercube Inc. gives away a Hypercube Scholars Award to a graduating senior who plans to attend graduate school in Chemistry.  This award consist of a copy of their HyperChem molecular modeling software (http://www.hyper.com/Products/tabid/354/Default.aspx).
If you are interested in receiving this award, we would like you to please fill out the attached form with the
following:
     •    Your first name, last name, and email address
     •    What semester you are graduating (either Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015)
     •    Do you have a Mac or a PC
     •    What your plans for graduate school are (have you already been accepted, what program are you
          hoping to pursue, etc.)
     •    A couple sentences (no more than a paragraph) of why you are interested in the software
To be considered for the award return the filled out form to Nora Burnham in the Undergraduate Chemistry Office (rm 1328) or email the form to: nburnham@chem.wisc.edu by 11:59PM on Sunday, March 15. Thanks - Nora S. Burnham
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REDISCOVERING RAMEAU
A Year-Long Series Examining the Music and Theories of Baroque Composer Jean-Philippe Rameau Rameau the Theorist - Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 P.M., 1315 Chemistry Building, 1101 University Avenue, with  Rodney Schreiner, Lee Blasius and John Chappell Stowe.
Rameau's contributions as a music theorist still influence modern discussions of tonality, harmony, and harmonic progressions. Chemist Rod Schreiner will demonstrate the principles of string vibration and sound propagation that influenced Rameau. Music theorist Lee Blasius will explain how Rameau used these principles to construct a comprehensive view of music. John Chappell Stowe will discuss how Rameau's observations led him to investigate new tuning systems, including the now commonly used equal temperament.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Intrinsic site-selectivity of ubiquitin dimer formation.
Andersen, KA; Martin, LJ; Prince, JM; Raines, RT*.
PROTEIN SCIENCE, 24 (2):182-189; 10.1002/pro.2603 FEB 2015.
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Single-cell, real-time detection of oxidative stress induced in Escherichia coli by the antimicrobial peptide CM15.
Choi, H; Yang, ZL; Weisshaar, JC*.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112 (3):E303-E310; 10.1073/pnas.1417703112 JAN 20 2015.
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An improved procedure for the preparation of Ru(bpz)(3)(PF6)(2) via a high-yielding synthesis of 2,2 '-bipyrazine.
Schultz, DM; Sawicki, JW; Yoon, TP*.
Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 11 61-65; 10.3762/bjoc.11.9 JAN 14 2015.
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Direct Probes of 4 nm Diameter Gold Nanoparticles Interacting with Supported Lipid Bilayers.
Troiano, JM; Olenick, LL; Kuech, TR; Melby, ES; Hu, DH; Lohse, SE; Mensch, AC; Dogangun, M; Vartanian, AM; Torelli, MD; Ehimiaghe, E; Walter, SR; Fu, L; Anderton, CR; Zhu, ZH; Wang, HF; Orr, G; Murphy, CJ; Hamers, RJ*; Pedersen, JA; Geiger, FM.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 119 (1):534-546; 10.1021/jp512107z JAN 8 2015.
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Molecular Orientation-Dependent Interfacial Energetics and Built-in Voltage Tuned by a Template Graphene Monolayer.
Zhang, LS; Roy, SS; Hamers, RJ*; Arnold, MS; Andrew, TL.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 119 (1):45-54; 10.1021/jp508931e JAN 8 2015.
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Data-Independent MS/MS Quantification of Neuropeptides for Determination of Putative Feeding-Related Neurohormones in Microdialysate.
Schmerberg, CM; Liang, ZD; Li, LJ*.
ACS CHEMICAL NEUROSCIENCE, 6 (1):174-180; 10.1021/cn500253u JAN 2015.
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Catalytic oxidation and reduction methods for lignin upgrading.
Rahimi, A; Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Earth-abundant transition metal pyrites for highly efficient hydrogen evolution electrocatalysis.
Faber, MS; Dziedzic, R; Ding, Q; Lukowski, MA; Jin, S*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Synthetic ligands for the interception of quorum sensing in bacterial pathogens and symbionts.
Blackwell, HE*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Evaluation of antibody recognition limitations induced by systematic backbone homologation of peptidic antigens.
Wang, T; Cheloha, RW; Sand, JM; Cook, ME; Gellman, SH*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Development and utilization of the AASRI: Assessing student awareness of and attitudes toward scientific research.
Anzovino, ME; Greenberg, AE; Moore, JW*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Glycans at the stem cell surface.
Kiessling, LL*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Surface chemistry of diamond films and nanoparticles: Applications in catalysis and environmental science.
Hamers, RJ*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Does the use of a student-generated chemistry wiki affect student performance in large general chemistry courses?
Brown, JR; Moore, JW*,
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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SCIENCountErs: An after school science club at the Boys and Girls Clubs.
Morales, EA; Greenberg, AE; Moore, JW*; Jofre, F.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Formation of regenerable light-harvesting complexes on SnO2 nanocrystalline films via "on-surface" assembly.
Putans, R; Hamers, RJ*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 247 MAR 16 2014.
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Integration of Anodic and Cathodic Catalysts of Earth-Abundant Materials for Efficient, Scalable CO2 Reduction.
Parajuli, R; Gerken, JB; Keyshar, K; Sullivan, I; Sivasankar, N; Teamey, K; Stahl, SS*; Cole, EB.
TOPICS IN CATALYSIS, 58 (1):57-66; 10.1007/s11244-014-0345-x FEB 2015.
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Reply to the 'Comment on "Discovery of a tetracontinuous, aqueous lyotropic network phase with unusual 3D-hexagonal symmetry"' by G. Schroder-Turk, M. Fischer and S. Hyde.
Sorenson, GP; Mahanthappa, MK*.
SOFT MATTER, 11 (6):1228-1230; 10.1039/c4sm02682a 2015.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Lubrizol Job Opportunity for Wisconsin Ph.D. Students/Post-Docs. Lubrizol is writing to share the appended Lubrizol job opportunity for Ph.D. candidates and post-docs.
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     •    Invent, prepare, and develop new chemical products • Develop structure-performance relationships
     •    Perform independent research in a multidisciplinary environment on complex issues • Utilize
          advanced chemical knowledge, data, modeling and statistical tools to solve technical challenges •
          Work with business teams and/or customers to develop innovative new technology • Document,
          interpret and communicate results to colleagues, sponsors and customers • Follow safe laboratory
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     •    Ph.D. in synthetic chemistry (organic or polymer) by August 2014
     •    Track record of innovative thinking and technical accomplishments • Strong interpersonal skills •
          Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a multidisciplinary environment • Excellent
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CONSIDERED A PLUS: Post Doctoral or Industrial experience. Bonus Eligible Domestic Relocation Available. Job: *Research and Development. Title: Research Chemist - Chemical Synthesis
Location: OH-Wickliffe. Requisition ID: 1401655
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