UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 10/12/2015

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXIX - No. 28 October 12th, 2015

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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

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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Thursday, October 15th, 2015 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Amanda Buchberger, UW Madison, Lingjun Li group "Mass Spectrometric Investigation of Crustacean Neuropeptides and their Role in Environmental Stress"
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Friday, October 16th, 2015 - Department, Materials, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 2:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Taihyun Chang, Pohang University of Science and Technology "Epitaxial Order-Order Phase Transition of Diblock Copolymers"
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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). Professr Champak Chatterjee, University of Washington "Organic Seminar "Chemical Strategies to Study Post-Translational Modifications of Human Histones""
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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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Friday, October 23rd, 2015 to Saturday, October 24th, 2015 - General Special Event, 4:30 pm, Union South - Varsity Hall. Fleming Crim & Bassam Shakhashiri, UW Madison Chemistry Dept. "Wisconsin System Chemistry Faculty Conference"
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Sunday, October 25th, 2015 - General Outreach, 2:30 pm, Discovery Building. Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, "Science is Fun Extravaganza at Wisconsin Science Festival"
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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 "Expanding the Functional Utility of Proteins as Research Tools and Therapeutic Leads"
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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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Monday, November 2nd, 2015 - Department, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry (Seminar hall). Dr. James B. Hannon, IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center "How Chemistry Enables High-performance Carbon Nanotube Logic"
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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Thomas Miller, California Institute of Technology "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Stanislav Grogsman, Wayne State University "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Thursday, November 5th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Dr. Seble Wagaw, AbbVie "McElvain Seminar "Drug Substance Control Strategy Development""
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Thursday, November 5th, 2015 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Susan Olesik, The Ohio State University "Title TBD"
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Monday, November 9th, 2015 - Materials, Physical Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Michael Chabinyc, University of California, Santa Barbara "Organic Electronics: Making Devices with Molecules and Polymers"
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Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Prashant Jain, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "Some Hidden Facts about Chemistry in the Solid-State"
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Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. Department of Chemistry, "Department Meeting"
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 - Department, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Alvano De Sousa, Witwatersrand University "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Thursday, November 12th, 2015 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Dr. Michael Shortreed, University of Wisconsin, Madison - Smith research group "Title TBD"
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Thursday, November 12th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel Killelea, Loyola University Chicago "Special Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Dr. Amanda Case, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. James Mayer, Yale University "Aldrich Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Thursday, November 19th, 2015 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Brandon Ruotolo, University of Michigan "Structural Biology in the Gas Phase: New Approaches for Conformationally-selective Inhibitor Screening and Multiprotein Topology Mapping"
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Thursday, November 19th, 2015 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 2:30 pm, Chemistry #1315. Professor Dan Kahne, Harvard University "Novartis Chemical Sciences Lectureship"
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UW SYSTEM CHEMISTRY FACULTIES MEETING OCTOBER 23-24
Colleagues,
If you have not already done so, I encourage you to register today for the 42nd annual UW System Chemistry Faculties Meeting. This event is a great opportunity to meet and interact with chemistry faculty and staff from every UW System campus.
Special Guest:We are delighted to announce that UW System President Ray Cross will join us for lunch at the meeting on Saturday.
Registration: Thanks to our generous sponsors, this year's registration fee is $20. Register now. http://uwscfm.chem.wisc.edu/registration. We hope to see you in Madison later this month!
John C. Wright, Andreas C. Albrecht Professor of Chemistry, UW-Madison, Chair, UW System Chemistry Faculties Meeting 2015.
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BONANZA!
Friday, November 6, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361. BONANZA! Featuring Prof. Shakhashiri's Science is Fun Student Public Presentation Group.
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SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH INTERNSHIP
Applications are currently being accepted for The University of Texas at Austin Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (UT PGE) 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI) program, which will run from May 31 - August 6, 2016. The application deadline is January 10 by midnight. SURI brings together innovative undergraduate minds from prestigious universities across the country to UT PGE to research hot energy topics with world-class faculty members. Interns receive an insider look at graduate level work conducted at UT PGE, home to the #1 petroleum engineering graduate program in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. In addition to participating in meaningful academic research, interns learn about the diverse areas of petroleum and geosystems engineering and build strong relationships with their cohort. SURI is a rewarding 10-week program, offering a $4,000 stipend. In addition, UT PGE provides funding to travel to Austin and housing in an on-campus residence hall that includes a stipend for meals.
All applicants to SURI must:
     •    Have a 3.25+ GPA
     •    Have taken at least 45 hours of credit at your current institution (AP credit does not count)
     •    Not be a current freshman or graduating senior
     •    Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
     •    Fully commit to the 10-week program
     •    Be majoring in engineering, geosciences, math, or natural sciences
The SURI program is intended for students who have a strong desire to pursue a Ph.D. in petroleum engineering. Application Steps:
Step #1 (this step needs to be done first)   You must complete the online application at: https://utexasengr.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2c8tEW3ckTgu2Vf. We recommend that you take a look at the entire application before you submit it. You will be asked to submit several essays and a resume. Please have your answers ready to go when you are ready before you fill out the application. You will not be able to go back and edit/change responses. We will not consider multiple applications.
Step #2   You will need one person to submit an online recommendation form: https://utexasengr.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9nTa61Az5TE4DKl in order to complete your application. If you have ever performed undergraduate research, the recommendation must come from your supervisor. If we do not receive the recommendation form by the deadline, your application will be incomplete and you will not be considered for the program. Again, the deadline is January 10 by midnight.
The committee will not begin reviewing applications until after the deadline. Decisions will be made before the end of March. Once you have received an offer to participate in the program, you will be required to submit your official college transcript to the UT PGE department within two weeks to confirm your participation.
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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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46TH ANNUAL "ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS CHEERY, IN THE LAB OF SHAKHASHIRI"
Saturday, December 5 & Sunday, December 6, 2015
1:00 p.m. on Saturday and 1:00 & 4:00 p.m. on Sunday
FREE tickets for this community event are available at scifun.org beginning on October 1!

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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A one-step preparation method of monolithic enzyme reactor for highly efficient sample preparation coupled to mass spectrometry-based proteomics studies.
Jiang, S; Zhang, ZC; Li, LJ*.
JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY A, 1412 75-81; 10.1016/j.chroma.2015.07.121 SEP 18 2015.
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alpha/beta-Peptide Foldamers Targeting Intracellular Protein-Protein Interactions with Activity in Living Cells.
Checco, JW; Lee, EF; Evangelista, M; Sleebs, NJ; Rogers, K; Pettikiriarachchi, A; Kershaw, NJ; Eddinger, GA; Belair, DG; Wilson, JL; Eller, CH; Raines, RT*; Murphy, WL; Smith, BJ; Gellman, SH*; Fairlie, WD.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137 (35):11365-11375; 10.1021/jacs.5b05896 Sep 9 2015.
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Polymer Multilayers that Promote the Rapid Release and Contact Transfer of DNA.
Yu, Y; Si, Y; Bechler, SL; Liu, B; Lynn, DM*.
BIOMACROMOLECULES, 16 (9):2998-3007; 10.1021/acs.biomac.5b00905 SEP 2015.
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Linking Heme Biosynthesis with a Gata Factor-regulated Genetic Network That Controls Cellular Differentiation.
Tanimura, N; Miller, E; Igarashi, K; Burstyn, JN*; Dewey, CN; Bresnick, EH.
EXPERIMENTAL HEMATOLOGY, 43 (9):S99-S99; 1 SEP 2015.
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Wide-field FTIR microscopy using mid-IR pulse shaping.
Serrano, AL; Ghosh, A; Ostrander, JS; Zanni, MT*.
OPTICS EXPRESS, 23 (14):17815-17827; 10.1364/OE.23.017815 JUL 13 2015.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Louisiana State University would like to bring to your attention a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry position opening at LSU, and would appreciate if you could inform potential candidates of this opportunity. We particularly encourage candidates in the areas of organic materials or biologically/medicinally related applications of organic chemistry, but candidates in other areas of organic chemistry are also welcome to apply.  The detailed description of the position, required qualifications, list of application materials, and instructions on how to submit an online application can be found by following this link: http://www.lsu.edu/science/chemistry/jobs.php; this advertisement will be published in Chemical & Engineering News soon. We will begin to review applications on October 31st, and will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled. Donghui Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Choppin Annex 437, Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, Tel: 225-5784893, Fax: 225-5783458, http://chem-faculty.lsu.edu/zhang/home.html.
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The University of Kansas, School of Pharmacy, seeks an Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor (tenure track) in Medicinal Chemistry to commence in the fall semester (August 2016) or as negotiated. Consideration will be given to applicants in natural products chemistry, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely related field. See detailed position description and application instructions at website: https://employment.ku.edu/faculty/3894BR. Application review begins October 19, 2015 and continues until position is filled. University of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, or sex (including pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, genetic information or protected Veteran status). Thomas E. Prisinzano, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, 1251 Wescoe Hall Dr., 4070 Malott Hall, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, Phone: (785) 864-3267, Fax: (785) 864-5326.
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Environmental Chemistry Faculty Position, University of Montana. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Montana - Missoula invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2016. We welcome applications from scientists with expertise in any area of environmental chemistry.  Postdoctoral experience is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach general, analytical or environmental chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.  We are a small Ph.D. granting department with 15 tenure-line faculty and ~25 graduate students with a strong extramural research program. Excellence in research and undergraduate and graduate education are expected.  See http://hsweb.hs.umt.edu/chemistry/default.php for more information about the Department and University.
UM, the College of Humanities and Sciences, and the Department embrace diversity as a core value. Applications from persons with diverse backgrounds are especially welcome. Screening of applications will begin on November 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries and letters of recommendation should be directed to the Department at: chemistry@umontana.edu. Applicants are required to submit all application materials, including a letter of intent, full CV, a summary of research plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy to: Environmental Chemistry Faculty Position. The University of Montana is a ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Employer.
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The Department of Chemistry at Princeton University is currently undertaking a search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in all areas of chemistry. Princeton has a strong commitment to a diverse campus and curriculum, and we would appreciate your bringing this position announcement to the attention of qualified candidates. Alternatively, if you simply want to forward the names of candidates whom you think might be qualified or interested, we would be happy to contact them directly. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 15, 2015. The job description and application can be found at: jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=67134. Thank you very much for sharing this information with your colleagues and for bringing to our attention outstanding candidates for this position. We look forward to hearing from you. Tom Muir, Van Zandt Williams, Jr., Class of  65, Professor of Chemistry, Chair, Department of Chemistry.
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The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized 1). Applications are invited for tenure-track positions in the Chemistry Department.  All areas of Chemistry will be considered, with preference given to  candidates whose research contributes to the above initiatives and complements that of current faculty.  
The successful applicant should have postdoctoral experience and is expected to develop a nationally and internationally competitive research program, evidenced by high impact publications and strong extramural funding. Teaching excellence at undergraduate and graduate levels is also anticipated.  Appointments are aimed for Fall 2016.
Minimum qualifications include: a Ph.D. or equivalent in chemistry or a closely related field in hand by the time the appointment begins; outstanding record of research accomplishments in Chemistry or a related field; and strong oral and written communication skills.
To apply, please visit the University's Husky Hire online application system at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5907. Send: cover letter (that addresses synergies between candidate/department/university-2 page limit), curriculum vitae, description of research plans (6 page limit), and brief statement of teaching philosophy and interest (1-2 pages). Additionally, please follow the instructions on Academic Jobs Online to direct reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Screening of applications will begin immediately.  For full consideration please apply by November 2, 2015.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity.  This program supports postdoctoral research appointments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has as its goal the advancement of scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education.  The program seeks to provide opportunities for scholarly development for the next generation of faculty at UNC and other research universities. http://research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/index.htm. http://www.chem.unc.edu/.
The application window for this program is open, with a deadline of November 16, via the link above (I have also included a link to the Chemistry Department's home page).  I would appreciate it if you would make this opportunity known to your colleagues and graduate student body.  If you or they have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Matthew Ryen Lockett, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290, e- mail: mlockett@email.unc.edu, phone: 919-843-9440, web: lockettgroup.weebly.com.
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The Gunning group at the University of Toronto Mississauga is recruiting 2-3 full time postdoctoral fellows in organic/medicinal chemistry. The candidates will participate in research projects focusing on the development of novel small-molecule therapeutics, probes and chemosensors.
Desired skills and experience: The candidates should have recently completed their PhD degrees in organic/medicinal chemistry or a related discipline. A successful candidate will be highly motivated, goal oriented and a self-driven individual who is ready to work independently as well as in a team environment.
Required:
     •    A strong background in organic synthesis
     •    Strong record of scientific accomplishments
     •    Strong skills in written and oral communication
Preferred:
     •    Experience in fluorophore synthesis
     •    Metal-coordination chemistry
     •    Knowledge of medicinal chemistry and/or molecular recognition principles
     •    Experience with computational docking software
About the employer: The Gunning group is one of the leaders in molecular recognition and medicinal chemistry fields with a strong record of academic publications and patents. The two main focuses are the design of small-molecule agents to modulate disease-causing protein-protein interactions, and development of chemosensors and assays for the detection of aberrant post-translational modifications. The laboratory has an extensive network of academic, industrial and governmental collaborators and partners worldwide. Our group offers a highly dynamic and innovative research environment with pharma-quality services and instruments. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a cover letter. For inquiries and to submit your application package, contact Diana Kraskouskaya (Diana.kraskouskaya@utoronto.ca).
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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thanks.
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