UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 08/03/2015

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXIX - No. 22 July 20th, 2015

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2014-15 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

TBA

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

TBA

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 to Thursday, August 6th, 2015 - Department Seminar, 8:00 am, Dr. Valerie Kuck, American Chemical Society "PfLAGS"
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Sunday, August 16th, 2015 to Thursday, August 20th, 2015 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, American Chemical Society, "ACS Meeting - Boston"
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Sunday, August 16th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 5:00 pm, Adams. Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison "Department Reception at ACS Meeting"
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Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 to Monday, August 24th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 8:00 am, "Fall 2015 Orientation"
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Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 5:00 pm, Memorial Union Great Hall. Fifth Qualifier Planning Committee, "Fifth Qualifier"
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 to Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 - Department Special Event, 8:00 am, "Fall 2015 TA Training"
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Saturday, August 29th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 12:00 pm, Rennebohm Park. "Snout-Out"
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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Naomi Ginsberg, University of California, Berkeley "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ratmir Derda, University of Alberta "Organic Seminar"
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry #1315. Professor Alex Radosevich, Pennsylvania State University "Organic Seminar"
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Etienne Garand, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Friday, September 11th, 2015 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert West, UW-Madison "Dept. Colloquium"
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Monday, September 14th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Yosuke Kanai, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill "Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar"
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Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Materials, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 4:00 pm, 1610 Engineering Hall. Professor Gerbrand Ceder, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Kramer Lectures in Physical Chemistry"
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Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Vlad Iluc, University of Notre Dame "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor B. Montgomery Pettitt, University of Texas Medical Branch "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Mathias Beller, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis "Casey Lectureship Seminar"
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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Mathias Beller, Leibniz Institute "Casey Lectureship Seminar"
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Monday, September 28th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Prof. Paul Wender, Stanford University "Gilbert Stork Lectures"
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Carol Hall, North Carolina State University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Paul Wender, Stanford University "Gilbert Stork Lectures"
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Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Michael Hall, Texas A & M University "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Michael Hall, Texas A & M University "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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5TH QUALIFIER DATE ANNOUNCEMENT
The 5th Qualifier Planning Committee is excited to announce the official date: Wednesday, August 19th from 5 to 7 p.m. All faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdocs are welcome to join for our annual event at the Memorial Union this year in the Great Hall. Beverages and snacks will be provided. We hope you all can attend and meet the new incoming class of first year graduate students. We look forward to seeing you there,
-5th Qualifier Planning Committee.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Impedance technology reveals correlations between cytotoxicity and lipophilicity of mono and bimetallic phosphine complexes.
Fonteh, P; Elkhadir, A; Omondi, B; Guzei, I*; Darkwa, J; Meyer, D.
BIOMETALS, 28 (4):653-667; 10.1007/s10534-015-9851-y AUG 2015.
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The spatial biology of transcription and translation in rapidly growing Escherichia coli.
Bakshi, S; Choi, H; Weisshaar, JC*.
FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 6 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00636 JUL 2 2015.
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An Overview of the Changes in the 2015 ACS Guidelines for Bachelor's Degree Programs.
Wenzel, TJ; Mccoy, AB; Landis, CR*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 92 (6):965-968; 10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00265 JUN 2015.
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Probing Gas-Liquid Interfacial Dynamics by Helium Evaporation from Hydrocarbon Liquids and Jet Fuels.
Lancaster, DK; Johnson, AM; Kappes, K; Nathanson, GM*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 119 (26):14613-14623; SI 10.1021/jp512392b JUL 2 2015.
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Xenopus CAF1 requires NOT1-mediated interaction with 4E-T to repress translation in vivo.
Waghray, S; Williams, C; Coon, JJ*; Wickens, M.
RNA, 21 (7):1335-1345; 10.1261/rna.051565.115 JUL 2015.
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Rabbit ears concepts of water lone pairs: a reply to comments of Hiberty, Danovich, and Shaik.
Clauss, AD*; Ayoub, M; Moore, JW*; Landis, CR*; Weinhold, F*.
CHEMISTRY EDUCATION RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, 16 (3):694-696; 10.1039/c5rp00061k 2015.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Merck. Senior Scientist-PRE000510. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. level scientist with an outstanding scientific track-record and passion for pharmaceutical product development. The Scientist will support the design and development of solid oral dosage forms and associated manufacturing processes to enable the successful development and commericalization of novel small molecule drugs for unmet medical needs.
The successful candidate will:
    •    Exhibit strong scientific acumen, with ability to conduct and interpret experiments under general supervision
    •    Support the design and definition of formulations used in late phase clinical studies and postmarket authorization.
    •    Support the development of robust scalable manufacturing processes and support technology transfers to commercial manufacturing facilities.
    •    Support the preparation and review of product development reports and related documents.
    •    Support the development of new technologies and enhanced technology capability applicable to solid dosage form development and commercialization.
    •    Maintain laboratory documentation in accordance to required scientific, regulatory and intellectual property requirements.
    •    Possess strong organizational, written and verbal communication, and technical writing skills.
    •    Demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the ability to work across multi-disciplinary teams.
    •    Be energetic, enthusiastic and self-motivated, with a strong desire to learn, contribute and excel.
    •    Collaborate effectively within and across functional areas and possess advanced knowledge or experience in a specialized scientific area. The desired individual is someone who will bring knowledge and creativity to the position as well as have the discipline to drive results.
    •    Enhance Merck's professional image and competitive advantage through patents, presentations, publications and professional activities and advance areas such as science and technology development, technical and business strategic improvements, business process improvements.
    •    Stay abreast of relevant new and current technologies, capabilities, and effectively share this knowledge with others.
Qualifications - Education:
    •    BS degree with a minimum of 5 years' OR a MS degree with a minimum of 2 years' OR a PhD degree in Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Materials/Polymer Science or related fields.
Required:
    •    Willing and able to travel up to 20% as required per this position
Preferred:
    •    Industrial or academic experience in the formulation, processing, and characterization of pharmaceutical solid dosage forms
    •    Academic or industrial experience in powder technology
    •    Academic or industrial experience in polymer processing
    •    Academic or industrial experience with mechanical strength testing of solids
    •    Academic or industrial experience with process modeling and simulation
(US/Puerto Rico Only) In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.
If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. If you have any questions, please contact your HRBP or Staffing Consultant.
Posting Date Jul 29, 2015 Unposting Date: Aug 11, 2015. Job Preclinical Dev Generic. Job Title: Sr. Scientist, Preclinical Dev. Primary Location NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth/ Schedule Full-time. Employee Status Regular. Travel Yes, 20 % of the Time. Number of Openings 1. Hiring Manager Rubi Burlage. Band: 400 Pathway Level: R3 : Titer Requirements: None Hazardous Materials: New Chemical Entities. FLSA: Exempt. Relocation Provided: Domestic (within country).
All candidates must apply online to be considered. They can also forward their resume to me directly at: lei.zhu2@merck.com.
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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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Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. An exciting Post-doc opportunity in the Synthesis and Reactivity Section of the Asymmetric Operations Sector at JHU/APL.  We are looking for someone with a strong synthetic background including Schlenk-line techniques and analytical skills including multinuclear NMR and GC/MS.  This is an opportunity to apply chemistry knowledge learned in school to solve real problems related to national defense and homeland protection.  It is fast-paced and requires collaboration with other scientists and engineers with different skill sets.  Like a traditional post-doc, this position involves a lot of writing and presentations.  However, we do not publish regularly in scientific journals since much of our work is classified.  As such, the candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Please apply to Req # 09612 at: www.jhuapl.edu. Kelly A. Van Houten, Ph.D., MBA, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723, P: 443-778-2094, C: 301-538-6799.
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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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