UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 09/08/2015

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXIX - No. 24 September 8th, 2015

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SHANNON STAHL 2016 ACS AWARD FOR AFFORDABLE GREEN CHEMISTRY
Congratulations to Professor Shannon Stahl and his collaborators on receiving the 2016 ACS Award for Affordable Green Chemistry, sponsored by Dow Chemical and endowed by Rohm and Haas: Martin D. Johnson and Joseph R. Martinelli, Eli Lilly and Company; and Shannon S. Stahl, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Congratulations Shannon!!
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NICK ABBOTT RECEIVES THE 2016 ACS AWARD IN COLLOID AND SURFACE CHEMISTRY
Congratulations to Professor Nick Abbott, Dept Chemical and Biological Engineering, on receiving the 2016 ACS Award in Colloid and Surface Chemistry, sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive Co. Congratulations, Nick!
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RON RAINES RECEIVES THE 2016 RALPH F. HIRSCHMANN AWARD
Congratulations to Professor Ron Raines on receiving the 2016 Ralph F. Hirschmann Award in Peptide Chemistry, sponsored by Merck Research Laboratories. Congratulations, Ron!
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TEHSHIK YOON NAMED A 2015 TEVA SCHOLAR
Congratulations to Professor Tehshik Yoon, who has been named as one of the three 2015 Teva Scholars.  The Teva Pharmaceuticals Scholars grants program is administered by the ACS Office of Research Grants with funding provided by Teva Pharmaceuticals. The program is a philanthropic grant program that supports academic researchers in the fields of organic and medicinal chemistry.  The award was publically announced at the Teva Symposium on August 17, 2015 at the ACS National meeting in Boston. Congratulations, Tehshik!
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JULIET ALDERSON TO RECEIVE AN ACS DIVISION OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
Congratulations to Juliet Alderson, grad student in the Schomaker group, on being selected to receive an ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship. Juliet will present a poster on her research at the 2017 National Organic Symposium. Congratulations, Juliet!
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FINANCE COMMITTEE FOR THE 2015-16
I am pleased to nominate the following candidates to serve on the Finance committee for the 2015-16 academic year!  I am grateful to these individuals for their willingness to serve the Department.  The membership of the committee was approved by the Executive Committee.
Finance Committee 2015-16:
     •    Sam Gellman
     •    Song Jin
     •    Jim Weisshaar
     •    Marty Zanni
     •    Judith Burstyn   General Chemistry
     •    Pat Egan   Department Manager
     •    Matt Sanders   Executive Director
     •    Lloyd Smith   Associate Chair
     •    Bob McMahon   Chair

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2015 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

10/13/2015 11/10/2015 12/08/2015 2/09/2016
3/08/2016 4/12/2016 5/10/2016  

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

9/22/2015 10/6/2015 10/20/2015 11/03/2015
11/17/2015 12/01/2015 12/22/2015 1/19/2016
2/02/2016 2/16/2016 3/01/2016 3/29/2016
4/05/2016 4/26/2016 5/03/2016 5/17/2016

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SEMINARS
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Friday, September 11th, 2015 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert West, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry "Muon spin resonance of silicon compounds: How we tame muons and repair the periodic table"
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Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 - Department Seminar, 9:30 am, Room 9341 Chemistry Bldg.. Trisha Andrew Silvia Cavagnero and Kyoung-Shin Choi, "How to Navigate Your Career in a Male-Dominated Field"
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Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 - Department, Materials, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 4:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Randy Goldsmith, University of Wisconsin-Madison "What do to when the (fluorescent) lights go out: toward single-molecule spectroscopy using optical microresonators "
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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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Thursday, September 17th, 2015 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Tim Bertram, University of Wisconsin Chemistry Dept. "Title TBD"
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 - Department, 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. Matthias Beller, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis "Casey Lectureship Seminar "Be Practical: Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis for Efficient Organic Synthesis""
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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Matthias Beller, Leibniz Institute "Casey Lectureship Seminar "Catalysis: A Key Technology for Sustainable Development and Energy""
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Thursday, September 24th, 2015 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Jesse Kroll, Massachusetts of Technology "Title TBD"
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Thursday, September 24th, 2015 - General Special Event, 4:00 pm, Chem 1381. Ariel Andrea, "Managing Citations with EndNote"
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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 Lecture "Function through Synthesis-informed Design - 1: Strategies for the Eradication of HIV/AIDS and for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease""
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 - Department, 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 Lecture "Function through Synthesis-informed Design - 2: Cell Penetrating Molecular Transporters for Drug and Probe Delivery""
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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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Thursday, October 1st, 2015 - Analytical, Physical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor James Weisshaar, University of Wisconsin Chemistry Department "Title TBD"
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Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Christopher Elles, University of Kansas "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Daniel Mindiola, University of Pennsylvania "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Thursday, October 8th, 2015 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Christopher Cheatum, University of Iowa "Title TBD"
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Thursday, October 8th, 2015 to Saturday, October 10th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison "CHOPs/PGSEC Graduate Recruiting Weekend"
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Friday, October 9th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 9:00 am, "Chemistry Board of Advisers Meeting"
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Monday, October 12th, 2015 - Inorganic, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Wenyu Huang, Iowa State University "Title TBD"
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Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Yunjie Xu, University of Alberta "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. Department of Chemistry, "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Jennifer Golden, UW-Madison "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 - Department, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Alvano De Sousa, Witwatersrand University "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Thursday, October 15th, 2015 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Amanda Buchburger, UW Madison, Lingjun Li group "Title TBD"
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Monday, October 19th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Emily Carter, Princeton University "Hirschfelder Lectures"
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Emily Carter, Princeton University "Hirschfelder Lectures"
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Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Emily Carter, Princeton University "Hirschfelder Lectures"
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Champak Chatterjee, University of Washington "Organic Seminar "Chemical Approaches to Study Ubiquitin-Like Proteins in Bacteria and Humans""
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Chieu Tran, Marquette University "Title TBD"
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Friday, October 23rd, 2015 to Saturday, October 24th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, "UW System Chemistry Faculties Meeting"
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Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Michael Barnes, University of Massachusetts-Amherst "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Brian McNaughton, Colorado State University "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ruma Banerjee, University of Michigan "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Thursday, October 29th, 2015 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 11:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Nick Kwiecien, UW Madison - Joshua Coon research group "Title TBD"
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CALL FOR SEED PROPOSALS, DUE NOVEMBER 2, 2015
The MRSEC is soliciting proposals for seed projects to launch new materials research and education directions, or to enhance and expand research programs in the existing IRGs/IEG/ICG.  Awards will be for one year, with the potential for renewal for a second year subject to review by the MRSEC Executive Committee. Typically, projects will support one or two graduate student research assistants or postdoctoral associates and supplies. Requests for support of larger seed projects ("super-seeds") can also be submitted in circumstances where the seed projects are proposed to have the long-term potential to generate a new IRG. All seed projects must be multidisciplinary and include at least two investigators. Small teams of graduate students and postdocs are also encouraged to apply.
Proposals must include a description of the project (2 pages), a future-work and strategy section explaining how the proposed seed project could grow or be integrated into a larger multidisciplinary materials research effort (1 page), a budget and budget justification (budget template attached), and 1-page NSF-format biosketches for each participant. Proposals must be submitted by the end of Monday, November 2, 2015 to Erin Gill (emgill@wisc.edu).  Awards will be announced in December, 2015. It is anticipated that several new seed projects will be started this year.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Resonance Character of Copper/Silver/Gold Bonding in Small MoleculeMX (X=F, Cl, Br, CH3, CF3) Complexes.
Zhang, GQ; Yue, HJ; Weinhold, F*; Wang, H; Li, H; Chen, DZ.
CHEMPHYSCHEM, 16 (11):2424-2431; 10.1002/cphc.201500211 AUG 3 2015.
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Theoretical Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy of Peptides.
Carr, JK; Wang, L; Roy, S; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 119 (29):8969-8983; 10.1021/jp507861t JUL 23 2015.
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Conformational Properties of a Polymer in an Ionic Liquid: Computer Simulations and Integral Equation Theory of a Coarse-Grained Model.
Choi, E; Yethiraj, A*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 119 (29):9091-9097; 10.1021/jp508876q JUL 23 2015.
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Metabolism of Multiple Aromatic Compounds in Corn Stover Hydrolysate by Rhodopseudomonas palustris.
Austin, S; Kontur, WS; Ulbrich, A; Oshlag, JZ; Zhang, WP; Higbee, A; Zhang, YP; Coon, JJ*; Hodge, DB; Donohue, TJ; Noguera, DR.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 49 (14):8914-8922; 10.1021/acs.est.5b02062 JUL 21 2015.
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Activated Ion Electron Transfer Dissociation for Improved Fragmentation of Intact Proteins.
Riley, NM; Westphall, MS; Coon, JJ*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 87 (14):7109-7116; 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b00881 JUL 21 2015.
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Entropic Mechanism for the Lower Critical Solution Temperature of Poly(ethylene oxide) in a Room Temperature Ionic Liquid.
Choi, E; Yethiraj, A*.
ACS MACRO LETTERS, 4 (7):799-803; 10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00355 JUL 2015.
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PTFE-Membrane Flow Reactor for Aerobic Oxidation Reactions and Its Application to Alcohol Oxidation.
Greene, JF; Preger, Y; Stahl, SS*; Root, TW.
Organic Process Research & Development, 19 (7):858-864; SI 10.1021/acs.oprd.5b00125 JUL 2015.
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Regioselective aerobic oxidative Heck reactions with electronically unbiased alkenes: efficient access to alpha-alkyl vinylarenes.
Zheng, CW; Stahl, SS*.
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 51 (64):12771-12774; 10.1039/c5cc05312a 2015.
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Fluorogenic Assay for Inhibitors of HIV-1 Protease with Sub-picomolar Affinity.
Windsor, IW; Raines, RT*.
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 5 10.1038/srep11286 AUG 11 2015.
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Heterogeneous binding of the SH3 client protein to the DnaK molecular chaperone.
Lee, JH; Zhang, DY; Hughes, C; Okuno, Y; Sekhar, A; Cavagnero, S*.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112 (31):E4206-E4215; 10.1073/pnas.1505173112 AUG 4 2015.
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A role for the mevalonate pathway in early plant symbiotic signaling.
Venkateshwaran, M; Jayaraman, D; Chabaud, M; Genre, A; Balloon, AJ; Maeda, J; Forshey, K; den Os, D; Kwiecien, NW; Coon, JJ*; Barker, DG; Ane, JM.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112 (31):9781-9786; 10.1073/pnas.1413762112 AUG 4 2015.
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Potential regulatory phosphorylation sites in a Medicago truncatula plasma membrane proton pump implicated during early symbiotic signaling in roots.
Nguyen, TT; Volkening, JD; Rose, CM; Venkateshwaran, M; Westphall, MS; Coon, JJ*; Ane, JM; Sussman, MR.
FEBS LETTERS, 589 (17):2186-2193; 10.1016/j.febslet.2015.06.035 AUG 4 2015.
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Recognition of microbial glycans by human intelectin-1.
Wesener, DA; Wangkanont, K; McBride, R; Song, XZ; Kraft, MB; Hodges, HL; Zarling, LC; Splain, RA; Smith, DF; Cummings, RD; Paulson, JC; Forest, KT; Kiessling, LL*.
NATURE STRUCTURAL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 22 (8):603-610; 10.1038/nsmb.3053 AUG 2015.
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Polymorphism of dinitro[tris(2-aminoethyl)amine]-cobalt(III) chloride.
Guzei, IA*; Arderne, C.
Acta Crystallographica Section C-structural Chemistry, 71 695-+; 10.1107/S205322961501270X 8 AUG 2015.
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E. coli RNA Polymerase Determinants of Open Complex Lifetime and Structure.
Ruff, EF; Drennan, AC; Capp, MW; Poulos, MA; Artsimovitch, I; Record, MT*.
JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 427 (15):2435-2450; 10.1016/j.jmb.2015.05.024 JUL 31 2015.
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Interplay of Electrostatics and Hydrophobic Effects in the Metamorphic Protein Human Lymphotactin.
Korkmaz, EN; Volkman, BF; Cui, Q*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 119 (30):9547-9558; 10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b02810 JUL 30 2015.
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4-Ketoproline: An Electrophilic Proline Analog for Bioconjugation.
Choudhary, A; Kamer, KJ; Shoulders, MD; Raines, RT*.
BIOPOLYMERS, 104 (2):110-115; 10.1002/bip.22620 MAR 2015.
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Stabilization of thallium(I) Pd9TlPd3 sandwich monocation with octahedral-based [Pd-9(CO)(9)(PMe3)(6)] and [Pd-3(CO)(3)(PMe3)(3)] entities versus unstable Pd3Tl(I)Pd-3 sandwich monocation with [Pd-3(CO)(3)(PEt3)(3)] entities: Comparative computational implications.
Mednikov, EG; Ivanov, SA; Dahl, LF*.
Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 792 229-235; 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2014.06.031 SEP 1 2015.
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Absence of Vitamin K-Dependent gamma-Carboxylation in Human Periostin Extracted from Fibrotic Lung or Secreted from a Cell Line Engineered to Optimize gamma-Carboxylation.
Annis, DS; Ma, HQ; Balas, DM; Kumfer, KT; Sandbo, N; Potts, GK; Coon, JJ*; Mosher, DF.
PLOS ONE, 10 (8):10.1371/journal.pone.0135374 AUG 14 2015.
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Custom 4-Plex DiLeu Isobaric Labels Enable Relative Quantification of Urinary Proteins in Men with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS).
Greer, T; Hao, L; Nechyporenko, A; Lee, S; Vezina, CM; Ricke, WA; Marker, PC; Bjorling, DE; Bushman, W; Li, LJ*.
PLOS ONE, 10 (8):10.1371/journal.pone.0135415 AUG 12 2015.
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Synthesis and Rheological Characterization of Poly(vinyl acetate-b-vinyl alcohol-b-vinyl acetate) Triblock Copolymer Hydrogels.
Speetjens, FW; Mahanthappa, MK*.
MACROMOLECULES, 48 (15):5412-5422; 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b00410 AUG 11 2015.
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Fast Crystal Growth in o-Terphenyl Glasses: A Possible Role for Fracture and Surface Mobility.
Powell, CT; Xi, HM; Sun, Y; Gunn, E; Chen, YS; Ediger, MD*; Yu, L.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 119 (31):10124-10130; 10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b05339 AUG 6 2015.
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Role of Organics in Regulating ClNO2 Production at the Air-Sea Interface.
Ryder, OS; Campbell, NR; Shaloski, M; Al-Mashat, H; Nathanson, GM*; Bertram, TH*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, 119 (31):8519-8526; 10.1021/jp5129673 AUG 6 2015.
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Heterometallic Second-Row Transition Metal Chain Compounds in Two Charge States: Syntheses, Properties, and Electronic Structures of {Mo-Mo-Ru}(6+/7+) Chains.
Brogden, DW; Berry, JF*.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 54 (15):7660-7665; 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01370 AUG 3 2015.
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Electrical probing of field-driven cascading quantized transitions of skyrmion cluster states in MnSi nanowires.
Du, HF; Liang, D; Jin, CM; Kong, LY; Stolt, MJ; Ning, W; Yang, JY; Xing, Y; Wang, J; Che, RC; Zang, JD; Jin, S*; Zhang, YH; Tian, ML.
NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 6 10.1038/ncomms8637 JUL 2015.
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Impacts of gold nanoparticle charge and ligand type on surface binding and toxicity to Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria.
Feng, ZV; Gunsolus, IL; Qiu, TA; Hurley, KR; Nyberg, LH; Frew, H; Johnson, KP; Vartanian, AM; Jacob, LM; Lohse, SE; Torelli, MD; Hamers, RJ*; Murphy, CJ; Haynes, CL.
CHEMICAL SCIENCE, 6 (9):5186-5196; 10.1039/c5sc00792e 2015.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Research Assistant. Nonprofit corporation newly formed by Professor Emeritus from the University of Massachusetts seeks graduate student in biochemistry or chemistry to work as a part time assistant to help with on-line literature searches to determine whether claims made in the marketing of dietary supplements, food products and beverages are substantiated by scientific studies, and to provide additional assistance as needed. Hours are flexible, with a minimum of 20 hours per month, though more hours may be needed to fulfill the duties of the position. Please submit your CV to: info@truthinlabels.com.
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Analytical Scientist/Mass Spectrometrist-RND00002969. Procter & Gamble's Corporate Analytical organization has an immediate opening for a mass spectrometrist at its Mason, Ohio site to develop and grow macromolecule characterization capability and applications.  The successful candidate will join a state-of-the-art laboratory where teamwork and individual initiative are highly valued.  Technical experience and proficiency in protein mass spectrometry, particularly proteomics/protein biomarker discovery and validation via electrospray mass spectrometry and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry is essential.  Additional experience in biopolymer and organic polymer characterization, mass spectrometry imaging, and  protein bioinformatics is an advantage.  Current core mass spectrometry (MS) instrumentation on-site includes Thermo Orbitrap Elite and Q-Exactive-HF high resolution systems, Agilent UPLC-QQQ, Waters Q-ToF, Bruker MALDI-TOF/TOF and AB-Sciex MALDI-TOF/TOF mass spectrometers, along with associated NanoUPLC and HPLC chromatographic equipment. Job Responsibilities: Partner effectively with colleagues having diverse technical backgrounds (e.g., chemistry, biology, proteomics, lipidomics, genomics, bioinformatics, life sciences) as well as multi-functional, multi-disciplinary teams to deliver critical analytical data, interpretations, and learnings that support and advance R&D programs and current business initiatives. Strong Oral and written communication skills. Present key learnings to diverse audiences via oral presentations , written reports and posters. Excellent collaboration skills. Work collaboratively in a team environment with multidisciplinary, multifunctional global colleagues. Leadership skills. Set technical leadership and vision for the laboratory. Guide and direct the work of others. Develop and grow innovative Macromolecular Mass Spectrometry measurement platforms, capabilities and applications that provide value to P&G. Stay connected to cutting edge proteomics, MS imaging and polymer analysis capabilities and expertise, both internally and externally. Bring novel tools and capabilities in-house and/or find ways to tap in to external capabilities, tools and expertise to advance R&D programs. Agility   Independent, self-motivated and a  can-do' attitude. Ability to work on multiple projects/tasks at any given time, and adapt to changing priorities. Qualifications: PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, or Protein Chemistry.  Technical Mastery - The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. degree based on research demonstrating in-depth knowledge of proteomics/protein mass spectrometry (e.g., Label or Label-Free Quantitation, MRM assay, etc). Experience in polymer analysis using measurement techniques such as GPC-MALLS/RI will be a plus. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, citizenship, HIV/AIDS status or any other legally protected factor. Procter & Gamble participates in e-verify as required by law. Qualified individuals will not be disadvantaged based on being unemployed. Please include your resume and a brief summary of your research in the resume text field (maximum characters 64,000). https://pg.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=RND00002969&lang=en....
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If you know a good method / software developer, please inform them of our current SCM job opening(s) described here: https://www.scm.com/News/scientific_software_developer--computer_scientist. This is for a tentatively permanent position and we're accepting applications until 20 September. PS: please encourages others who may be interested to subscribe to our newsletters: http://www.scm.com/SCMNews/Newsletters/.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Northwestern University - The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure line faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor commencing Fall 2016. All areas of chemistry (organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, and theoretical) are open to apply. Research area focus should include either transdisciplinary research that bridges the physical and life sciences or nanoscience. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate students as well as building an original and truly outstanding research program. Please submit all application materials electronically to:  http://www.chemistry.northwestern.edu by September 14, 2015. AA/EOE. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Only electronic application materials will be accepted. Application and contact details can be found at our main Chemistry website: http://www.chemistry.northwestern.edu/people/faculty-search/junior-facul....
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The Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry seeks to fill three or more tenure-track faculty positions. Candidates from all areas will be considered, with opportunities for joint appointments in other departments of science and engineering to facilitate interdisciplinary research and scholarship. Exceptional candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. Candidates for appointment at the assistant professor level should submit an application letter, curriculum vita, summary of research plans, description of teaching interests and philosophy, and arrange for submission of three letters of reference. Candidates at advanced levels should submit an application letter, curriculum vita, and a brief description of research plans (particularly if future plans differ significantly from past efforts). All materials and requests for information should be submitted electronically, as per the instructions found at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5757.
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Tenure-Track Biochemistry Position. The Hope College Chemistry Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2016. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in biochemistry and/or chemistry. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the biochemistry program. The Chemistry Department (www.hope.edu/academic/chemistry) is a national leader in undergraduate research. The development of a strong, externally-funded, experimental research program involving undergraduate students is expected. Start-up funds will be provided.
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and competencies, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts to Dr. Jeffrey B. Johnson, Search Committee Chairperson. This material should be submitted electronically via an online application located at: www.hope.edu/employment/faculty. Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: jobs@hope.edu. Review of all completed applications will begin September 24. A subset of candidates will be asked to submit a statement describing their fit to the mission of Hope College in late September and be available for a Skype interview.
Hope College, and the Chemistry Department can be found at: www.hope.edu/academic/chemistry/openings/biochemistry.pdf. Hope College places a high priority on sustaining a supportive environment that recognizes the importance of having diverse faculty and staff in order to best prepare our students for successful careers in our multi-cultural nation and global community. Applicants with diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply. Hope College is an equal opportunity employer.
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The Chemistry Department at Davidson College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Inorganic Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 1, 2016. Consistently ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges, Davidson College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina, close to the city of Charlotte. Davidson faculty enjoy a low student-faculty ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity. Candidates will be expected to teach introductory and advanced classroom and laboratory courses in inorganic chemistry and general chemistry, as well establish and maintain active scholarship with undergraduates. Details regarding the chemistry program can be found on the department website: http://www.davidson.edu/academics/chemistry. Candidates must have a PhD in chemistry or a related field and a commitment to outstanding teaching and research with undergraduates; postdoctoral experience is preferred. Position inquiries may be directed to Cindy Hauser, Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry, at: cihauser@davidson.edu. Candidates should complete an online application at: http://jobs.davidson.edu. The following material is required: letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statements expressing the candidate's teaching experience and research agenda; undergraduate and graduate school transcripts; and evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in and enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching. The application deadline is October 10, 2015. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the College's mission.
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA plans to make a tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level. The appointment will be in the broadly defined area of Biological Chemistry, with a particular, but not exclusive, interest in cryoelectron microscopy, the structure and function of RNA or membrane proteins, development of screening and "omics" technologies, or multi-step biosynthesis. The candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program and participate in the Department's undergraduate and graduate teaching mission.
Applicants must apply online at: http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/645 . Required application materials include: a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and a description of proposed research. Applicants should also submit the names and contact information of three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. The Department of Chemistry is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html.
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The Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the development of any aspect of chemistry or biochemistry related to feedstocks from renewable and sustainable sources. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, functional biomaterials, catalysis, energy harvesting and storage, efficient syntheses and processes, and plant bioengineering and synthetic biology. Opportunities for significant interaction with and support from the Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Tech (www.bioproducts.gatech.edu) will be available. Candidates with interdisciplinary research programs may be considered for joint appointments with other campus units.
Exceptional candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. Assistant Professor candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research plans, description of teaching interests and philosophy, and arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation. Candidates at advanced levels should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. All materials and requests for information should be submitted electronically, as per the instructions found at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6003. The application deadline is October 15, 2015, with application review continuing until the position is filled. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution.
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, starting August, 2016. We seek candidates performing innovative research in organic chemistry, broadly defined. Scientists pursuing research directed toward contemporary application areas at the interface of organic chemistry with biology, materials or analytical chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply. The criteria for selection will be proven excellence and outstanding potential for scientific impact through original research and scholarship. Successful candidates will be expected to develop vigorous externally funded research programs and to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. A key department in the College of Computer Science, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty participate in major University and federally-funded Centers, and enjoy close interactions and collaborations with nearby government labs that include NIH, NRL, FDA, and NIST. The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System and is ideally situated in close proximity to Washington, D. C., Baltimore, and Maryland's 270 Technology Corridor.
Applications, consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan statements (3 pages per plan), statement of educational interests, and three references, must be submitted electronically to: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/35795.
Qualifications: Scholars who will build highly acclaimed research programs and achieve excellence in education. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree, demonstrated accomplishments in independent research, and be an effective educator in the chemical sciences.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015, but we will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled. Inquiries and/or nominations should be directed to: chembchm2016fac@umd.edu, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee.
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Western Washington University (WWU) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in analytical chemistry beginning September 15, 2016. The successful candidate will be required to teach quantitative analysis and instrumental analysis as well as general chemistry and appropriate special topics courses. Successful candidates must be committed to quality undergraduate education and will be expected to develop and maintain an active research program involving undergraduate students. Position Details: https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=6580.  Review of applications begins October 1, 2015; position open until filled.
About Western Washington University:  WWU is a primarily undergraduate institution with an enrollment of about 15,000 students and is consistently ranked among the top universities in the Western United States. WWU has also been named as one of the best colleges to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.  The chemistry department of 18 faculty offers M.S., B.S., and B.A. degree programs in chemistry and biochemistry.  The department graduates ~50 majors per year and is a top producer of ACS-certified B.S. chemistry degrees, ranking 13th nationally (http://www.chem.wwu.edu/).  The WWU campus is in Bellingham, WA, located between Vancouver, Canada and Seattle overlooking the Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands (http://www.bellingham.org/).
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky is seeking candidates for a tenuretrack assistant professor faculty position. The research area is focused on synthetic biology, with particular interest in the control and engineering of cellular systems for the production of high-value chemicals such as carotenoids, enhanced lipid production or protein content, and so on. This position has a start date of August 2016. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field is required and postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. Our Department houses research programs in all areas of chemistry and has a vibrant graduate program. The Department currently has 29 tenure-track faculty members and offers BA and BS undergraduate degrees (including a BS with Biochemistry option), as well as MS and Ph.D. graduate degrees. The Department has close ties to UK interdisciplinary research centers, including the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (http://www.uky.edu/coa/), the Markey Cancer Center (http://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey/) and the Center for Applied Energy Research (www.caer.uky.edu), which is the site of the Kentucky-Argonne National Battery Research and Manufacturing Center. The University of Kentucky is a land-grant University with on-campus schools of Business, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, and Nursing. The UK student body numbers over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. The University is located in Lexington, a city of 300,000 in the center of the scenic Bluegrass region of Kentucky. We would be grateful if you would circulate this email within your department and bring this position to the attention of promising candidates. Details of the position and instructions for submission of applications can be found on our website: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/77774. We will begin reviewing the applications on October 14, 2015.
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The Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University, located in Fort Collins, CO, seeks to hire at least two tenure-track faculty members. While exceptional candidates from all areas of chemical science are encouraged to apply, candidates with research interests in chemical biology, experimental physical chemistry, and/or soft materials are of particular interest.
We aim to fill these positions at the Assistant Professor level, but will consider exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor rank. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and be capable of outstanding teaching, scholarship, and research. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. Complete applications must include a detailed CV, descriptions of research plans and teaching interests, and the names of at least three references.
For more information or to apply see: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/17641. Questions regarding the searches should be directed to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee, CHEM_search@mail.colostate.edu. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled; applications completed by 11:59 PM (MT) on October 15, 2015 will receive full consideration. Files of semifinalists will be available to all Chemistry Department regular faculty. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer. Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.
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The Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University, which is jointly supported by the Schools of Medicine and Engineering, invites applications for a tenure-track junior faculty appointment (Assistant Professor and untenured Associate Professor). Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in an engineering or science discipline. The Department of Bioengineering (bioengineering.stanford.edu) is seeking energetic and visionary individuals who are fusing engineering and the physical sciences with biology or medicine to promote scientific discovery and the invention of new technologies or therapies in any area of application. Our department includes faculty trained not only in bioengineering but all other engineering disciplines as well as computer science, chemistry, physics, biology, and clinical medicine. We are interested in applications from individuals of any discipline who have demonstrated or provide clear evidence for their potential to realize outstanding scientific or technical achievements in developing, translating and applying new ideas, tools, or capacities to bioengineering. Ideal candidates should also demonstrate strong communication, teaching, and leadership skills, as well as an ability to actively contribute to our rapidly growing department at Stanford. A particular focus of this search is to contribute to the diversity of our department, and we enthusiastically invite applications from women and underrepresented minority groups. A strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching and advising is essential. Teaching responsibilities will include participation in and development of both undergraduate and graduate courses, and strong engagement in a core curriculum that serves to define bioengineering for future generations. The supervision of doctoral students and academic advising of trainees at all levels is also expected.
Applications will be accepted only through an on-line process. Applicants should visit our recruitment site at: http://soe-apps.stanford.edu/FacultyApplyBioE. This web site is open to receive applications and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include a brief research and teaching plan, a detailed C.V. including a publications list, and the names and addresses of at least five references. We note parallel related searches at Stanford including those in Chem-H and Radiology. For candidates who are qualified and interested in multiple faculty searches at Stanford, we encourage them to apply to those searches as well, and we will coordinate our search with others and consider joint appointments. Successful applicants may benefit from collaborative opportunities at interdisciplinary institutes and centers, including for example Bio-X (biox.stanford.edu), Stanford Neuroscience Institute (neuroscience.stanford.edu), SLAC (slac.stanford.edu), and the newly developed Biomedical Data Science Initiative (med.stanford.edu/bdsi.html).
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Postdoctoral Position: Gildersleeve laboratory at the National Cancer Institute, NIH. Position Description: The Gildersleeve group uses chemical and biological approaches, including glycan microarray technology, to study the roles of anti-carbohydrate immunity in the development, progression, and treatment of cancer.  Our laboratory currently has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow with an interest in molecular recognition of carbohydrates and design and synthesis of multivalent glycoconjugates. Additional information about our research can be found at:  https://ccr.cancer.gov/Chemical-Biology-Laboratory/jeffrey-c-gildersleeve. The Gildersleeve Lab is part of the Chemical Biology Laboratory (CBL) of the NCI in Frederick, MD.  More information about the CBL can be found at: http://ccr2.cancer.gov/resources/cbl/. Candidates are expected to have completed, or be completing, a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with expertise in chemical biology, biomedical research, or related fields.  Candidates should have no more than one year of post-doctoral experience.  Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Jeff Gildersleeve by email to: gildersj@mail.nih.gov.  Please also include an estimate of when you would be available to start. Jeff Gildersleeve, Senior Investigator, National Cancer Institute, 376 Boyles St., Building 376, Room 208, Frederick, MD  21702, 301-846-5699.
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Colgate Palmolive Company, located at Piscataway New Jersey, has an opening (NMR postdoctoral research scientist). This is a full time position with fixed two-year term, and a competitive compensation package. Apply through the Colgate web portal (Req ID 24423). https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=24423&com....
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Karen Molek from the Department of Chemistry at University of West Florida is searching for a teaching post-doc who is interested in potentially continuing their career at UWF as a lecturer or tenure track faculty, interested in publishing research with undergraduate research students and gaining grant writing experience.  I am looking for someone with a PhD and the ability to perform the following tasks:
     •    Help run my experimental physical chemistry research lab.  My students and I have built a
          MALDI-RTOF-MS and need someone with a mass spec background to help continue research for
          my ACS PRF grant and modify my instrument/experimental set-up.  I have attached a list of my
          research projects and would be open to anyone who can contribute to these although I prefer
          someone who has a mass spec background.
     •    Help mentor my undergraduate research students (10-15 per semester)
     •    Teach a 1 class per semester
     •    Potentially interested in working with department and college wide student engagement programs.
There will also be opportunities to collaborate with tenure track faculty on research projects and writing research and pedagogy/education grants (both internal and external).  If you know of someone who is looking for a teaching post-doc position who doesn't have an experimental physical chemistry background please send their info to me or ask them to send me their cover letter and CV. Contact: Karen Sinclair Molek, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Administrative Fellow for Student Engagement, College of Science, Engineering and Health, UWF MARC U*STAR Scholars Program Director, UWF Chemistry Scholars Program Director, University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL  32514, Phone: (850) 474-2799, Fax: (850) 474-2621.
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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity: 2016 Paul D. Boyer / Donald J. Cram / Willard F. Libby Teacher-scholars. UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is pleased to announce the openings for the 2016 Boyer / Cram / Libby Teacher-Scholar positions. These three Teacher-Scholar positions honor UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Nobel Laureates Paul D. Boyer, Donald J. Cram, and Willard F. Libby and recognize their many contributions to the advancement of chemistry and biochemistry. Promising graduates who have received their doctorate in chemistry or biochemistry are eligible to apply. The Boyer / Cram / Libby Teacher-Scholars will be expected to serve for three years (2016 2019), with the initial appointment for one year, plus the possibility of renewal for the second and third years. The Teacher-Scholars are expected to teach three one-quarter undergraduate chemistry or biochemistry courses during a given academic year and will also conduct postdoctoral research with a sponsoring faculty mentor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. The appointment can start on or after July 1, 2016. The anticipated salary is $53,000/year, in addition to full benefits. Requirements: Qualified applicants should have a stellar record of research accomplishments and noteworthy teaching credentials. Candidates should provide:
     •    Curriculum Vitae
     •    Statement of teaching philosophy (ca. 1 page)
     •    Statement on previous research (ca. 2 pages)
     •    Cover letter which includes the names of 1-3 UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty mentors with
          whom the applicant is interested in performing research under.
     •    Three letters of references
Please submit applications to the UCLA Academic Recruit job posting, available here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01560.
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Leonid Khriachtchev would like to attract your attention to calls to two Doctoral programs in the University of Helsinki. http://blogs.helsinki.fi/matrena-dp/call-2015/ & http://blogs.helsinki.fi/chems-dp/call-2015/. If you know a free (and good) person (MSc), could you please inform him/her about this opportunity and let me know? Contact: leonid.khriachtchev@helsinki.fi.
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