UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 09/21/2015

bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXIX - No. 25  September 21st, 2015

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CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER BACK TO WEEKLY SCHEDULE STARTING THIS WEEK
The Chemistry Newsletter will be published weekly again starting with this issue. Please continue to submit any newsletter items to Bruce Goldade in room 1146 or by e-mail to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu. Thank You.
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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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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 Technologies"
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Thursday, September 24th, 2015 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Jesse Kroll, Massachusetts of Technology "Comprehensive Characterization of Atmospheric Organic Carbon"
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Thursday, September 24th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Piotr Piecuch, Michigan State University "Understanding Photochemistry, Multi-photon Ionization, and Photoelectron Spectra with the Equation-of-Motion Coupled-Cluster Theory"
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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, Chemical Biology, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Carol Hall, North Carolina State University "A Computational Study of the Thermodynamic and Kinetic Origins of Alzheimer's and Related Diseases"
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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 -When Modeling Hydrogenase Mimics, Expect the Unexpected"
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Thursday, October 1st, 2015 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor James Weisshaar, University of Wisconsin Chemistry Department "Lights, Camera, Action! Antimicrobial Peptide Mechanisms Imaged in Space and Time"
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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 "Enzyme Dynamics and their Role in Enzyme-catalyzed Reactions"
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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 "Spectral Signatures of Chirality, Chirality Recognition, and Chirality Transfer"
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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 "(Photo)electrocatalysis: Theory and Mechanisms of Charge Transfer at Metal Surfaces"
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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 "Renewable Fuels and Chemicals from Photoelectrocatalysis"
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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 "Quantum Mechanics without Wavefunctions"
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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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Monday, October 26th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor David Masiello, University of Washington "A Taxonomy of the Magneto-Optical Responses of Cyclic Plasmon-Supporting Metal Oligomers"
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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 "Probing Directional Interactions in Crystalline Organic Semiconductor Nanowires"
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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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ENDNOTE WORKSHOP THURSDAY 4-5PM
Managing Citations with EndNote - Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 4-5 p.m.
1381 Chemistry Building (Grad Lab)

EndNote, a citation management database, is designed to help you import (from journal databases, etc.) collect, organize, and save bibliographic citations/references, and to insert citations directly into research papers using any one of hundreds of style formats. We will demo some of EndNote Web's features too. Feel free to bring your own laptop to class. Plenty of time will be left for questions. All levels of experience with EndNote welcome, although the focus will be on newer users.
Get started with a citation manager, it's the right thing to do! Ariel Andrea
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THE DANNON COMPANY  ANNOUNCES FOURTH ANNUAL YOGURT & PROBIOTICS FELLOWSHIP GRANT TO SUPPORT RESEARCH & EDUCATION
Dannon Fellowship program, Apply Today! The Dannon Company is currently accepting applications for the fourth Yogurt and probiotics Fellowship - a $25,000 scholarship awarded to one student to further their studies in researching the nutritional and functional benefits of both yogurt and probiotics, To learn more about the application process and apply today, please visit: http://www.dannon.com/fellowship. All application materials must be postmarked by November 13, 2015.
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SCIENCE IS FUN EXTRAVAGANZA,SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, WISCONSIN SCIENCE FESTIVAL GRAND FINALE AT THE WISCONSIN INSTITUTES FOR DISCOVERY
http://www.wisconsinsciencefest.org/.
The Science is Fun Extravaganza fosters public awareness and appreciation of science and the arts.  Join  the celebrations with Bassam Shakhashiri, Rod Schreiner, the Madison Youth Choir, Flamenco dancers, and others. Come and experience spectacular demonstrations, charming voices, dynamic dancing, and more at the grand finale of the 2015 Wisconsin Science Festival.


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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Fluorescent Dendrimeric Molecular Catalysts Demonstrate Unusual Scaling Behavior at the Single-Molecule Level.
Upadliyay, SP, Lupo, KM, Marquard, AN, Ng, JD, Bates, DM, Goldsmith, RH*.
Amer Chemical Soc, Pa 1155 16th St, Nw, Washington, Dc 20036 USA, 1932-7447, AUG 27, 2015, 119-34.
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Palladium-catalyzed aerobic acetoxylation of benzene using NOx-based redox mediators.
Zultanski, SL; Stahl, SS*.
Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 793 263-268; 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2015.03.003 SEP 15 2015.
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Conformational Properties of Sodium Polystyrenesulfonate in Water: Insights from a Coarse-Grained Model with Explicit Solvent.
Mantha, S; Yethiraj, A*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 119 (34):11010-11018; 10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b01700 AUG 27 2015.
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Porous Two-Dimensional Nanosheets Converted from Layered Double Hydroxides and Their Applications in Electrocatalytic Water Splitting.
Liang, HF; Li, LS; Meng, F; Dang, LN; Zhuo, JQ; Forticaux, A; Wang, ZC; Jin, S*.
CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 27 (16):5702-5711; 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b02177 AUG 25 2015.
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Development of N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Copper Complexes for 1,3-Halogen Migration.
Schmid, SC; Van Hoveln, R; Rigoli, JW; Schomaker, JM*.
ORGANOMETALLICS, 34 (16):4164-4173; 10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00629 AUG 24 2015.
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A clone-free, single molecule map of the domestic cow (Bos taurus) genome.
Zhou, SG; Goldstein, S; Place, M; Bechner, M; Patino, D; Potamousis, K; Ravindran, P; Pape, L; Rincon, G; Hernandez-Ortiz, J; Medrano, JF; Schwartz, DC*.
BMC GENOMICS, 16 10.1186/s12864-015-1823-7 AUG 28 2015.
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Toward Understanding the Decomposition of Carbonyl Diazide (N-3)(2)C=O and Formation of Diazirinone cycl-N2CO: Experiment and Computations.
Li, HM; Li, DQ; Zeng, XQ; Liu, K; Beckers, H; Schaefer, HF; Esselman, BJ; McMahon, RJ*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, 119 (33):8903-8911; 10.1021/acs.jpca.5b04586 AUG 20 2015.
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Structural Characterization of Single-Stranded DNA Monolayers Using Two-Dimensional Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy.
Ho, JJ; Skoff, DR; Ghosh, A; Zanni, MT*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 119 (33):10586-10596; 10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b07078 AUG 20 2015.
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Probing Site-Specific Structural Information of Peptides at Model Membrane Interface In Situ.
Ding, B; Panahi, A; Ho, JJ; Laaser, JE; Brooks, CL; Zanni, MT*; Chen, Z.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137 (32):10190-10198; 10.1021/jacs.5b04024 AUG 19 2015.
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High-Resolution Filtering for Improved Small Molecule Identification via GC/MS.
Kwiecien, NW; Bailey, DJ; Rushp, MJP; Cole, JS; Ulbrich, A; Hebert, AS; Westphall, MS; Coon, JJ*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 87 (16):8328-8335; 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b01503 AUG 18 2015.
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Multivalent Antigens for Promoting B and T Cell Activation.
Bennett, NR; Zwick, DB; Courtney, AH; Kiessling, LL*.
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 10 (8):1817-1824; 10.1021/acschembio.5b00239 AUG 2015.
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Correlating antimicrobial activity and model membrane leakage induced by nylon-3 polymers and detergents.
Hovakeemian, SG; Liu, RH; Gellman, SH*; Heerklotz, H.
SOFT MATTER, 11 (34):6840-6851; 10.1039/c5sm01521a 2015.
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Reverse Water-Gas Shift on Interfacial Sites Formed by Deposition of Oxidized Molybdenum Moieties onto Gold Nanoparticles
Carrasquillo-Flores, R, Ro, I, Kumbhalkar, MD, Burt, S, Carrero, CA, Alba-Rubio, AC, Miller, JT, Hermans, I*, Huber, GW, Dumesic, JA.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, AUG 19, 2015.
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Effective Top-Down LC/MS plus Method for Assessing Actin Isoforms as a Potential Cardiac Disease Marker.
Chen, YC, Ayaz-Guner, S, Peng, Y, Lane, NM, Locher, MR, Kohmoto, T, Larsson, L, Moss, RL, Ge, Y*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, AUG 18, 2015.
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Defusing Complexity in Intermetallics: How Covalently Shared Electron Pairs Stabilize the FCC Variant Mo2CuxGa6-x (x approximate to 0.9).
Kilduff, BJ, Yannello, VJ, Fredrickson, DC*.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, AUG 17, 2015.
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Effects of confinement, surface-induced orientations and strain on dynamical behaviors of bacteria in thin liquid crystalline films.
Mushenheim, PC, Trivedi, RR, Roy, SS, Arnold, MS, Weibel, DB, Abbott, NL*.
SOFT MATTER, ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY, 2015.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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University of California, Riverside. The Department of Biochemistry invites applications for a Teaching Faculty Position in Biochemistry at the LPSOE (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment) level that will become available July 1, 2016. The LPSOE track parallels the Assistant Professor track at the University of California and teaching faculty are full members of UC's Academic Senate. A Ph.D. in biochemistry or a related discipline is required by the date of appointment. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is required. Experience with curriculum development, innovation in teaching, biochemical education, educational research, and/or educational grant writing is desirable. The duties of the successful applicant will consist of lecture and laboratory instruction in upper and lower division undergraduate biochemistry courses (six courses per year totaling a minimum of 18 units, assigned by the Department Chair), innovation in undergraduate teaching, annual assessments of the Department's undergraduate program, and graduate TA training and oversight. Scholarly activity is strongly considered for the promotion and merit process, and may consist of biochemical education, scholarship of teaching and learning, the preparation of extramural grants to support curricular reforms and studies of student success, and/or the development of undergraduate research initiatives. Near-term goals of the Department include implementing an ASBMB-certified undergraduate curriculum and developing a new Honors level undergraduate laboratory/lecture sequence. Helping implement these curricular changes will constitute additional scholarly opportunities for the successful applicant, as would performing community outreach activities and/or collaborating with other faculty. Applicants should send a cover letter, a full curriculum vitae, a statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy and planned professional/scholarly activities (maximum of three pages), and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be provided. A statement addressing potential contributions of the applicant to diversity is encouraged Application material must be submitted through https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00407. Evaluation of applications will begin November 15, 2015.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The University of Virginia Arts and Sciences Department of Chemistry invites applicants for open rank faculty positions (tenure-track and/or tenured) in the area of energy sciences. Areas of research  expertise could include, but are not necessarily limited to, catalysis, materials chemistry or computational chemistry. Ideal candidates will augment UVa's partnership with MAXNET Energy, which is a new collaborative research consortium developed with the Max Planck Society focused on new processes for renewable energy and natural gas utilization. These positions are part of planned efforts in cooperation with the Department of Chemical Engineering to develop synergistic research efforts in energy sciences. Thus, cross-department appointments can be readily considered where appropriate. Senior candidates at the Associate or Full Professorship level are expected to have a thriving research program that is externally funded; junior candidates at the Assistant Professorship level will be expected to develop external funding to support research endeavors. All candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the University, Department and professional organizations. The preferred appointment start date will be August 25, 2016. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in the relevant field at the time of application and postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. Review of applications will begin September 25, 2015; however, the positions are open until filled. To apply candidates must submit a candidate profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search using posting number 0617188 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including a full publication list and funding history, if applicable), and a statement of research interests (3 - 5 pages including descriptions of proposed research). Also, applicants at the Assistant professorship rank should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent by email to: chemsearch@virginia.edu. Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to: Lin Burton, email: lgb4d@virginia.edu, phone: (434) 924-4360. The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
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Assistant Professor in Physical Organic Chemistry The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado, Boulder seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in organic chemistry to begin in the Fall of 2016. The position is in the area of physical organic chemistry and the successful candidate is expected to teach organic chemistry at the graduate and undergraduate level, and develop an active research program in this field with interests in research areas such as renewable energy, mechanistic chemistry, photochemistry, or other central or emerging areas in physical organic chemistry. A doctorate in Chemistry or a related field is required. To ensure full consideration, complete applications including letters of reference should be received by October 5, 2015. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applications will only be accepted electronically at: https://www.jobsatcu.com  posting F02784. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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This year, the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is conducting an area open search to fill one or more tenure-track or tenured faculty positions. Our department is vibrant, collegial, and committed to cutting edge multidisciplinary research and teaching. We would especially like to include candidates from your esteemed institution in our consideration. The search is open to applicants from all areas of modern chemistry at all ranks. Successful candidates will be expected to carry out vigorous programs of original research, to advise research students, to teach a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Chemistry, and to participate in Departmental and University governance. Selection will be based on each candidate's record of previous accomplishments relevant to these responsibilities and potential for outstanding future contributions. Appointees must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree by the date of appointment. Evaluation of applications will begin October 1, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates should apply electronically to: http://z.umn.edu/ttrack2015 (tenure track) or http://z.umn.edu/tenured2015 (tenured) and include the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of overall research interests, a statement addressing anticipated contributions to the research and teaching missions of the department, and copies of their undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent as attachments to emails to: chemfs@umn.edu or as hard copies to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 207 Pleasant St. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455-0431.
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The Department of Biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a new tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in any area of epigenetics but with an emphasis in understanding epigenetic mechanisms in vivo and their roles in human diseases. Areas of particular interest include (but are not limited to) epigenetic modifications in cancer, the intersection of metabolism and epigenetics, epigenetic mechanisms in stem cell biology, mammalian development, and/or aging. The position will build on existing campus strengths in genomics and epigenetics in different model organisms, including faculty with expertise in structural, molecular, and cellular biology who study epigenetic coregulators and modifications of chromatin structure, non-coding RNAs, transcription regulation, or DNA repair in the context of metabolism, stem cell biology, cancer, neuroscience and aging. The successful candidate will have a record of original research accomplishments in epigenetics and is expected to have expertise in the use of animal models, including genetically modified animals, to study epigenetic mechanisms during normal development and/or in disease. The successful candidate will have had some experience in grant writing and will be expected to develop a vigorous, independent, and internationally recognized research program that is able to attract extramural funding; s/he will also develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and engage in service activities. A competitive start-up package will be provided, with salary commensurate with education and experience. The position is available July 1, 2016. A Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in biochemistry, molecular, or cellular biology, or a related field is required, as well as postdoctoral experience Interested individuals should send a cover letter, a full curriculum vitae, a description of proposed research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be provided. A statement addressing potential contributions of the applicant to diversity is encouraged. Application materials must be submitted through http://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00411. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about the position, please contact: Dr. Frances M. Sladek, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of California, Riverside; frances.sladek@ucr.edu. For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact: Margi Burnett, Academic Personal Coordinator, at: margi.burnett@ucr.edu. Additional information about the Department of Biochemistry can be found at: http://biochemistry.ucr.edu, and for the campus, visit http://www.ucr.edu.
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The Department of Biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a new faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level in the general area of Biomolecular Catalysis, specifically including (but not limited to) areas of Enzyme Dynamics, Metalloenzymology, RNA Catalysis, and the Enzymology of One-Carbon Compounds. The position is part of a continuing interdisciplinary effort at UCR to expand biomolecular catalysis and molecular biophysics on campus, particularly in areas with biomedical relevance. The successful candidate will be expected to develop (or have already developed) a vigorous, independent, and internationally recognized research program that is able to attract extramural funding, develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and undertake service activities. A competitive start-up package will be provided, with salary commensurate with education and experience. The position is available July 1, 2016. A Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field is required. Interested individuals should send a full curriculum vitae, a description of proposed research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a cover letter. A statement addressing potential contributions of the applicant to diversity is encouraged. Applicants for appointment at the Assistant Professor level should arrange for at least three letters of reference to be provided. Applicants for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level should provide the names and addresses of at least three references. For appointment at the Assistant Professor level, application materials must be submitted through: http://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF0040. For appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level, application materials must be submitted through: http://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00410. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input. For more information about the position, please contact: Dr. Russ Hille, Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside; russ.hille@ucr.edu. For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact: Margi Burnett, Academic Personal Coordinator, at: margi.burnett@ucr.edu.
Additional information about the Department of Biochemistry can be found at: http://biochemistry.ucr.edu, and for the campus, visit http://www.ucr.edu.
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Davis. Assistant Professor in Chemistry of Materials. The Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Chemistry. This search will be conducted at the assistant professor rank and the resulting hire will be at the assistant professor rank regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications. Individuals specializing in the Chemistry of Materials, including synthesis and fundamental studies of hard or soft materials, are especially encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field is required. Candidates must possess (or demonstrate the potential to achieve) a strong record in the areas of research, teaching and service. Candidates must also possess the ability to teach lower- and upper-division chemistry courses, and graduate level chemistry courses, and be strongly committed to providing service to the department, university, and chemistry communities. The start date for this position is July 1, 2016. The position will remain open until filled but to assure full consideration, submit by October 15, 2015 a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Research, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Contribution to Diversity (encouraged), names and addresses of at least three references and, if PhD obtained during 2013 or later, transcripts. For information about the Department of Chemistry, visit: http://chemistry.ucdavis.edu/. The deadline for full consideration is October 15, 2015. The position is open until filled. Applications should be submitted here: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00685.
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The Department of Chemistry at the University California, Davis, invites applications for a Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (PSOE) (which parallels a tenure-track assistant professor position). A focus of this position is to transform teaching practices in the Department of Chemistry and includes the coordination and academic integration of the courses and laboratories within the undergraduate curriculum in chemistry, with a preference for organic chemistry. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. and advanced expertise in chemistry, chemical education, or equivalent field, and the potential for, or demonstrated excellence in, teaching and pedagogical innovation within the discipline. Excellence in communication and instructional skill is required as are extensive expertise within the discipline and interest in pursuing professional activities and university and public service. Candidates should possess innovative ideas for instructional initiatives and familiarity with existing learning assessment methodologies and pedagogies. As a member of the Academic Senate, the successful candidate will be a primary resource for undergraduate curriculum development and will participate in university and departmental committees as needed for effective teaching and safety enforcement. The successful candidate is expected to conduct chemical education research, provide coordination for evidence-based teaching methods, develop leadership in teaching practices and/or research, collaborate with faculty, and be a resource for innovative teaching practices. Information about the Department of Chemistry is at: http://chemistry.ucdavis.edu/. The deadline for full consideration is October 31, 2015. Applications should be submitted here: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00683.
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Chemistry - Assistant Professorship.  The Department of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis seeks to make a faculty appointment to begin in the fall of 2016 in organic chemistry with an emphasis on
bio-organic or materials chemistry.  Applicants should have a significant synthetic component in their research programs.  The position is available at the assistant-professor level.  The duties of the position include teaching assigned courses, including organic chemistry at the second-year undergraduate level, applying successfully for extramural research grants, conducting research, publishing research results in peer-reviewed journals, advising students, performing assigned committee work, and participating in appropriate university service.  The development and maintenance of an outstanding research program and excellence in the teaching of core chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in the field of chemistry or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae and one or more concise research proposals.  These documents are to be submitted in electronic form as PDF (portable document format) files to: chemsearch@wustl.edu with the following in the subject line: "Organic Chemistry Position."  Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: chemsearch@wustl.edu, with signed originals sent to: Chemistry Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1134, St. Louis, MO  63130-4899, [FAX no. (314) 935-4481]. Completed applications for the position must be received by 15 October 2015 to ensure inclusion in the initial review.  However, applications received later will also be considered until the search is concluded.
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants are expected to establish a vigorous and externally funded research program in any sub-discipline of an area broadly defined as chemical biology (e.g., bioorganic, bioanalytical, biophysical chemistry, and biochemistry). Candidates must have an outstanding record of scientific achievement, demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals. The successful applicant should have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in any of the sub-disciplines listed above, will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate (PhD and MS) levels with particular emphasis on bioorganic, biophysical, or biochemistry courses, and should demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to diversity. The Department (www.umbc.edu/chem-biochem) is a highly cross-disciplinary and interactive group of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students engaged in cutting edge research, working in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in a recently renovated building. The faculty has strong collaborations across the entire campus, and with the University of Maryland Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy. UMBC is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body (http://facultydiversity.umbc.edu/). The university is strategically situated on a suburban campus in the intellectually and culturally vibrant Baltimore-Washington corridor, providing unique opportunities afforded by its diversity, intermediate size and world-class infrastructure. Candidates should submit their applications electronically to: http://apply.interfolio.com/30626, and include curriculum vitae, description of research plans, and statement of teaching philosophy. The candidates also need to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to: http://apply.interfolio.com/30626. For inquiries only, please email chemsearch@umbc.edu. Qualifications: Candidates must have an outstanding record of scientific achievement, demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals. The successful applicant should have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in an area broadly defined as chemical biology (e.g., bioorganic, bioanalytical, biophysical chemistry, and biochemistry), will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate (PhD and MS) levels with particular emphasis on bioorganic, biophysical, or biochemistry courses, and should demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to diversity.  Applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and other traditionally under-represented groups in the sciences are especially encouraged.  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.  This appointment will commence in August, 2016. Application Instructions: Candidates should submit their applications electronically to: http://apply.interfolio.com/30626  and include curriculum vitae, description of research plans, and statement of teaching philosophy. The candidates also need to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted electronically to: http://apply.interfolio.com/30626.
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in organic chemistry with a focus in chemical biology and/or synthetic polymer chemistry, broadly defined. Candidates are expected to establish a vigorous independent research program and teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department and University are broadly committed to equity and inclusion. It is part of our institutional mission to teach and engage a diverse community of undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars. We especially welcome applications from candidates who are committed to advancing these ideals. Applications will only be accepted electronically. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan, teaching statement, and 1-2 representative publications (optional) to: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/82980. Applicants are required to identify the names, titles, email addresses and phone numbers of professional references (4) when applying. Reference providers identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support.. Review of applications will begin October 5, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to: Chair, Chemical Biology/Synthetic Polymers Chemistry Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290, chemsearch@unc.edu.
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The Department of Chemistry at The University of Alabama seeks an outstanding individual with expertise in biochemistry to fill a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning August 16, 2016. The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. and post-doctoral training in chemistry or closely related discipline and to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program. The ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate chemistry courses is required. The area of research is open, but areas complementary to existing research efforts in the department and at The University are of particular interest. Detailed information about the Department and its state-of-the-art facilities can be found at http://chemistry.ua.edu. Applicants should apply online at: https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/37619 and provide a curriculum vitae with publication list, research plans and teaching philosophy statement and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: The Chair, Biochemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Box 870336, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 or sent electronically to: chemistry@as.ua.edu. Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Applications from women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups in chemistry are especially encouraged.
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Hamilton, the Chemistry Department invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2016. Strong applicants will have expertise to teach Biochemistry, lecture and laboratory, and will bring to the department an area of research in biochemistry, broadly defined. Additional teaching responsibilities include Introductory or Organic Chemistry, Research Methods, and/or other courses in the candidate's areas of expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to guide student research during the summer and advise the required Senior Project during the academic year. Ph.D. and postdoctoral or equivalent experience required. Applicants must demonstrate excellence, or the potential for excellence, in teaching and research with undergraduates. Experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset. Excellent startup support and research space in a state-of-the-art facility will be provided. Questions may be directed to: Ian Rosenstein, Chair, irosenst@hamilton.edu. Review of applications begins on September 30 and will continue until the position is filledYour application should consist of your curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), statements describing teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Your cover letter and/or teaching statement should address the ways in which you would further the College's goal of building a diverse educational environment. Suggestions for topics to address in your teaching and research statements can be found at http://academics.hamilton.edu/chemistry/jobs. Submit your application materials to: http://secure.interfolio.com/apply/30728.
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University of California-Merced. We seek applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in experimental chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants from all areas of experimental chemistry will be considered. We particularly encourage applicants with interdisciplinary research interests, such as bioorganic chemistry, chemical biology, (inorganic, organic, or bio) materials chemistry, and biophysical chemistry. Applicants must have a strong record in research and must have demonstrated the potential to develop an independent, innovative, and extramurally-funded research program. Successful candidates are also expected to teach effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field is required; postdoctora experience is highly desirable.
The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.
Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales. Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a doctorate in chemistry or a closely related field by the position start date; a strong record of publication; and, demonstrable interest in obtaining external funding. We seek outstanding scholars who will establish and maintain creative research programs; participate actively in the development of innovative interdisciplinary programs; and teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. For more information or to apply, visit: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00242.
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Faculty Recruitment in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. Below are the links to faculty searches in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. Women and underrepresented minorities are encourage to apply. Please note that the searches are broadly defined in the areas of physical, inorganic/materials, and organic chemistry. Contact: Kay M. Brummond, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh.
Physical:
https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTEx.
Inorganic/Materials: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTEz.
Organic: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTEy.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Gregg T. Beckham, MSCEP, PhD. Senior Engineer, National Bioenergy Center National Renewable Energy Laboratory currently has multiple openings for postdoctoral researchers. Metabolic Engineering (2 positions) - Successful candidates will use metabolic engineering and synthetic biology tools to discover, integrate, evolve, and improve pathways and genes in engineered microbes for production of renewable fuels and chemicals from various biomass-derived intermediates including sugars, aromatic compounds, and other non-traditional substrates. Fermentation and Strain Development for Advanced Biomanufacturing Successful candidates will develop new fermentation processes with engineered microbes to produce high titers and yields of chemical intermediates from biomass-derived sugars and other non-traditional substrates. Chemostat, batch, and continuous operation of fermentation units will also be a major component of this position with the aim to produce more tolerant strains for realistic biomass-derived streams. Polymer Engineering - Successful candidates will conduct polymer synthesis starting with novel biomass-derived intermediates produced biologically or catalytically to produce new polymeric materials. Polymer characterization and testing will also be essential. Demonstrated experience in polymer synthesis and design is crucial to this position. These positions will be an integral part of a large, multidisciplinary team of biologists, chemists, and engineers conducting research towards improving biological and chemical processes to convert biomass-derived sugars and lignin intermediates to fuels and polymer precursors. A demonstrated publication record is essential.
Interested candidates should send a CV and a letter of interest to Gregg Beckham gregg.beckham@nrel.gov and should also please indicate which position(s) would be of interest. Gregg T. Beckham, MSCEP, PhD., Senior Engineer, National Bioenergy Center National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO 80401, Phone: (+01) 303-384-7806, Mobile: (+01) 617-960-7648, web: www.nrel.gov/gbeckham.
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Postdoctoral Associateship at the Naval Research Laboratory on the Impact of Nanoconfinement on Enzyme Catalysis. The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Bio/Analytical Chemistry Section is looking for a qualified Ph.D. candidate for a postdoctoral position in biochemistry and biomaterials. Qualified candidates need to hold a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology or related field and be willing to work on interdisciplinary programs. Candidates with research experience in enzymes, soft nanotechnology, and/or self-assembled nanostructures are of interest. Specific desired skills include 3D confocal microscopy, cell culturing, microfluidics, fluorescence spectroscopy, as well as biological atomic force microscopy. NRL collaborates with the National Research Council (NRC) and the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) to place postdoctoral associates at the Lab. The starting salaries for these positions are approximately $74,872/yr and require US citizenship or permanent resident status. Additional information about these opportunities can be found at: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/rap/ and http://nrl.asee.org/. Please send CV's and interest letters to Dr. Greg Collins (Head, Bio/Analytical Chemistry Section, NRL) at: Greg.Collins@nrl.navy.mil.
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