UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 11/09/2015

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXIX - No. 32 November 9th, 2015

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

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

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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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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Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 - General, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Professor Anindya Dutta, Indian Institute of Technology "Ultrafast dynamics in molecules and materials"
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Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 - General Seminar, 9:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Chief of Police Sue Riseling, "How to Navigate Your Career in a Male-Dominated Field"
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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 -The role of amino alcohol groups in lanthanide-based sensors"
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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 "Proteomics from Bottom to Top"
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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 "Subsurface Oxygen on Catalytically Active Metals"
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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 "Vibrationally Driven Reactions of Bromine Atoms in Solution"
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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. James Mayer, Yale University "Aldrich Inorganic Seminar"
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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, 3:30 pm, Chemistry #1315. Professor Dan Kahne, Harvard University "Novartis Chemical Sciences Lectureship"
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Thursday, November 19th, 2015 - General Special Event, 4:00 pm, Cheney Room 1413 Engineering Hall. Materials Science and Research Center "Summer Research Information Session"
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Saturday, December 5th, 2015 - Department Outreach, 1:00 pm, TBD. Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, in the Lab of Shakhashiri"
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Monday, December 7th, 2015 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Gregory R. Bowman, Washington University School of Medicine "Understanding and exploiting proteins' alter egos"
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Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. Department of Chemistry, "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 to Sunday, December 20th, 2015 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, "Pacifichem Meeting - Honolulu"
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GSFLC Fall Travel Grants
Now is the time to apply for Chemistry Department Fall Travel Grants. These grants offer graduate students with dissertator status a source of funding to apply toward conference expenses.
Individuals considering application should meet the following criteria:
     1.   Achieved dissertator status by the date of travel.
     2.   Travel plans are within the span of November 2015 to April 2016.
     3.   Have not previously been awarded a department travel grant.
     4.   Application submitted by November 20th, 2015.
The application is attached to this email in .pdf and .doc formats. Please complete and submit the form to the GFSLC mailbox or to Marlies Hager by November 20th, 2015. If your travel falls before the application deadline, please contact Matt Sanders for special consideration. Thanks, Marlies Hager, GSFLC Chemical Biology Representative.
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WINTERIM SESSION
2016 Organic Chemistry Laboratory: Boot Camp, (CHE 352) 2 Credits. UW-Marshfield/Wood County, Marshfield, WI. Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - Friday, January 15, 2016. (10 full days including Saturday, January 9, 2016; No class on Sunday, January 10, 2016).
This course provides the synthetic organic chemistry laboratory experience needed for chemistry and science majors, and pre-professional majors in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and chiropractic. This accelerated schedule includes 85 hours of instruction and lab over a two-week period of time. The goal is to provide a laboratory experience for students who are taking organic chemistry lecture at small campuses via distance education but who do not have access to laboratory instruction. The course will also serve other students who have been unable to complete organic chemistry laboratory. CHE 352 (CHEM 344 at UW-Madison) includes reactions and techniques typically covered in both semesters of organic chemistry lecture, CHE 343 (CHEM 343 at UW-Madison) and CHE 363 (CHEM 345 at UW-Madison). Students enrolled in CHE 352 are expected to demonstrate understanding of all reactions and techniques covered in the laboratory, regardless of prior exposure in lecture courses. It is HIGHLY recommended that students have successfully completed both Organic Chemistry I and II lecture courses before taking this CHE 352 organic chemistry lab course.
Tuition: Resident: $795.00* Non-resident $995.00* All students must read and sign the Terms and Conditions (TAC) form to complete their registration. NOTE: Register early, only 24 seats available. Tuition must be paid in full on or before December 23, 2015 to hold your spot in class, no refunds will be issued after December 23, 2015. A $50 withdrawal fee will apply after confirmation of registration. Tuition does NOT include text book(s).
Housing: Housing is available at the Marauder's Villas, located across the street from the campus. Go to http://www.livewithmarauders.com/ to learn/see more. A revised temporary housing contract for Chem Boot Camp will be emailed to you if interested. Cost is $200 for 11 nights (check-in at 3 pm on January 4th and a morning check out on January 15th.) Housing suites include; four- bedrooms, two baths, full-kitchen, and living room. See website for details. Housing payments can be made online. Deadline for housing registration: Nov. 23rd. Payment Due: Dec. 23rd. For more housing information, contact Steve at 715-898-1431. Housing payments are separate from the campus tuition.
To Register:
     •    Respond by email to: Michelle.Boernke@uwc.edu. Confirmation will be sent back to you with
          further instructions and TAC form. (Please indicate if you will be interested in housing or not.)
     •    Complete the online application and return signed TAC form to: Michelle.Boernke@uwc.edu
     •    Campus will register you for the class and send confirmation of your enrollment, along with amount due.
     •    Tuition payment can be submitted online or by sending a check to: (Make check payable to: UW
          Colleges) UW Marshfield/Wood County: CHE 352, 2000 West 5th Street, Marshfield, WI
          54449.
Phone, walk-in or mail-in registrations are not accepted.
Note: This Winterim course is a new offering. The summer 2016 boot camps will still be offered, information will be available mid-November for summer boot camps. (The summer 2015 bootcamp waitlist list will still have priority.) Once this Winterim course is full, all names will be placed on the waitlist and you will also be contacted when the 2016 summer information is made available, following the original waitlist. All courses are on a first come, first serve basis.
Contact/Information: Call 715-389-6520 for more information or email: michelle.boernke@uwc.edu.
Confirmation: You will be notified by email if you have been placed in the Winterim Session or put on the boot camp waiting list..
Special announcement: Due to numerous requests, we are running one section of boot camp style O. Chem lab this upcoming Winterim (Tues., 1/5/16 through Fri., 1/15/16, including lab on Sat., 1/9/16) at UW-Marshfield/Wood County.  Please see attached flyer for details.  There is housing available.
There are only 24 spots available in this course, and at least half of the spots have already been filled.  So, please have interested students contact Michelle Boernke (at Michelle.Boernke@uwc.edu  as soon as possible.
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AFRL SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Interested in an exciting, paid summer internship opportunity? The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is looking for students in all academic levels interested in joining scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research and technology that directly supports our Nation's defense. The AFRL Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to gain valuable hands-on experience and contribute to research-based projects. Graduate interns are also able to collaborate with AFRL on current research and incorporate the research into their graduate work.
Internship Locations:
     •    Kirtland AFB, in Albuquerque, New Mexico
     •    Eglin AFB, in Valparaiso, Florida
     •    AFRL Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site (AMOS), in Maui, Hawaii
Who can apply:
     •    Upper-level high school students
     •    Undergraduate students
     •    Graduate and doctoral-level students
     •    K-12 professional educators supporting STEM (at select locations)
For a full list of eligibility requirements, please visit the AFRL Scholars Website. For more information visit the AFRL Scholars website at:  http://afrlscholars.usra.edu. Direct application link: https://afrlscholars.usra.edu/students/. Email questions:  afrlscholars@epo.usra.edu . Apply Now! The Summer 2016 application deadline is January 19, 2016. AFRL Scholars Program Administration, Universities Space Research Association (USRA), Education Programs Office, afrlscholars@epo.usra.edu.
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5TH COORDINATION CHEMISTRY CONFERENCE 2016
Hotel Pullman Saigon Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 17th 20th June 2016
We are pleased to announce the 5th Zing Coordination Chemistry Conference will take place in June 2016 in Vietnam, Chaired by Debbie Crans (Colorado State University) & Chien-Tien Chen (National Tsing-Hua University).
The conference focuses on the concept of coordination chemistry of small and large molecules to coordination chemistry of materials. We will have a particular focus on synthetic methods, characterization and reactivity, including spectroscopy, theory, and a wide range of applications of molecules and materials. Transition metal coordination complexes as well as organometallic and lanthanide/actinide complexes will be featured. Particularly relevant for materials will be chemical synthesis, structures, photophysics and magnetism, electrocatalysis, water splitting, nitrogen activation, with work at the molecular level up to molecular based devices as well as biomolecules. Connecting chemical reactivity at the nanoscale to bulk and heterogeneous to homogeneous catalysts such as probing reactivity by for example tethering molecule to surfaces to investigate active sites reactivity. Also featured will be coordination chemistry of complex systems such as that found in biology and energy research. Protein/peptide-metal chemistry will be featured as well other biological and energy systems. Conference Webpage: http://www.zingconferences.com/conferences/5th-zing-coordination-chemist....
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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A Calibration Routine for Efficient ETD in Large-Scale Proteomics.
Rose, CM; Rush, MJP; Riley, NM; Merrill, AE; Kwiecien, NW; Holden, DD; Mullen, C; Westphall, MS; Coon, JJ*.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 26 (11):1848-1857; 10.1007/s13361-015-1183-1 Nov 2015.
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Modeling the CH Stretch Vibrational Spectroscopy of M+[Cyclohexane] (M = Li, Na, and K) Ions.
Sibert, EL*; Tabor, DP; Lisy, JM.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, 119 (41):10293-10299; 10.1021/acs.jpca.5b07461 OCT 15 2015.
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Osmotic Pressure of Polyelectrolyte Solutions with Salt: Grand Canonical Monte Carlo Simulation Studies.
Chang, R; Kim, Y; Yethiraj, A*.
MACROMOLECULES, 48 (19):7370-7377; 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01610 OCT 13 2015.
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Quantum Effects in Cation Interactions with First and Second Coordination Shell Ligands in Metalloproteins.
Ngo, V; da Silva, MC; Kubillus, M; Li, H; Roux, B; Elstner, M; Cui, Q*; Salahub, DR; Noskov, SY.
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 11 (10):4992-5001; 10.1021/acs.jctc.5b00524 OCT 2015.
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Formal Dyotropic Rearrangements in Organometallic Transformations.
Croisant, MF; Van Hoveln, R; Schomaker, JM*.
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, (27):5897-5907; 10.1002/ejoc.201500561 SEP 2015.
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Insights into the Effects of Antimicrobial Peptides on Live E. coli Cells using Time-Lapse Fluorescence Microscopy.
Rajan, R; Weisshaar, JC*.
BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 108 (2):548A-548A; 1 JAN 27 2015.
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The Role of Chaperone Proteins in Cataract Aggregation: A Two-Dimensional Infrared Study.
Zhang, TO; Zanni, MT*.
BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 108 (2):625A-625A; 1 JAN 27 2015.
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Single-Molecule Study of RelA Diffusion in Live E. coli Cells during the Stringent Response.
Li, WT; Choi, HJ; Zhang, Y; Bouveret, E; Weisshaar, JC*.
BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 108 (2):323A-323A; 1 JAN 27 2015.
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Silica-Grafted Sn-IV Catalysts in Hydrogen-Transfer Reactions
Conrad, S; Verel, R; Hammond, C; Wolf, P; Goltl, F; Hermans, I*.
CHEMCATCHEM; WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH, PA POSTFACH 101161, 69451 WEINHEIM, GERMANY, SN 1867-3880, 1867-3899, OCT 19, 2015, VL 7, IS 20.
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Narrowly Distributed Crystal Orientation in Biomineral Vaterite.
Pokroy, B; Kabalah-Amitai, L; Polishchuk, I; DeVol, RT; Blonsky, AZ; Sun, CY; Marcus, MA; Scholl, A; Gilbert, PUPA*.
CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 1155 16TH ST, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036 USA, SN 0897-4756, 1520-5002, OCT 13, 2015, VL 27, IS 19.
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Exploring Tau Conformations at the Single-Molecule Level in a Microfluidic Trap
Goldsmith, RH*; Wood, S; Manger, L; Holden, M; Margittai, M.
BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, CELL PRESS, PA 600 TECHNOLOGY SQUARE, 5TH FLOOR, CAMBRIDGE, MA 02139 USA, SN 0006-3495, 1542-0086, JAN 27, 2015, VOL 108, IS 2.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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University of Northern Colorado, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure-track/tenured) Position Number: #F99716. Assistant or Associate Professor (TT/T), nine-month appointment. The successful candidate will instruct undergraduate and graduate level courses in chemical education, general chemistry, and courses in the candidate's area of expertise, if different from chemical education. The successful candidate will provide strong service to the department, college and university. In addition, the successful candidate will also be expected to develop a strong nationally recognized externally funded research program in chemical education involving strong mentoring of both undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates hired at the rank of Associate Professor will take on a leadership role in the Chemical Education program within the Department and assist with implementation of new pedagogy and curriculum changes that support a strong nationally recognized program in Chemical Education.
This position requires an earned doctorate in chemical education or a closely related field. Degree must be completed before August 15, 2016. Preference will be given to applicants with postdoctoral experience in chemical education. For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, at least 5 years experience at the rank of Assistant Professor, or equivalent, with an existing, strong research program. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, life, and dental insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and Spouses of UNC Employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position. Opportunities for summer instruction may be available. The first day of faculty contracts for AY 2016 will be August 15, 2016.
Screening of applications will begin on November 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should apply online at; https://careers.unco.edu and select "View/Apply for Faculty Positions" then choose "Assistant/Associate Professor - Chemistry and Biochemistry". Application documents to be submitted online are a letter of application/cover letter, a curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, statement of research plans, and unofficial or official copies of graduate and undergraduate school transcripts. In addition to the materials submitted online, the candidate must provide the names of three references who will be contacted to electronically submit their letter of recommendation. Recommenders may choose to submit their letters under separate cover to: chemistry@unco.edu or via mail to: Chair, Chemical Education Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Northern Colorado, Campus Box 98, 501 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80639.
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. Original transcripts demonstrating receipt of the required degree(s) must be submitted within one (1) month of hire. Location and Environment. The University of Northern Colorado is a Doctoral / Research University enrolling 12,000+ graduate and undergraduate students. The University, founded in 1889, is located in the City of Greeley, which has a growing population of 96,000. Greeley is an hour north of Denver and 30 miles east of the Rocky Mountains. Further information about UNC and Greeley is available at http://www.unco.edu. The position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature, approval by the Board of Trustees, and subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado. Federal regulations require that the University retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.
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University of Northern Colorado Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. General Chemistry Coordinator (term renewable). General Chemistry Coordinator, Lecturer rank (term renewable), nine-month appointment. The successful candidate will instruct courses in general chemistry and in the candidate's area of expertise. In addition to coordinating the general chemistry lecture and laboratory program for the Department, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in service at the department, college, and university levels that includes research on teaching and learning within the Department's general chemistry curriculum.
This position requires a minimum of an earned master's degree in chemistry, chemical education or a closely related field. Degree must be completed before August 15, 2016. Preference will be given to applicants with previous college-level chemistry teaching and experience in curriculum development and implementation. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, life, and dental insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and Spouses of UNC Employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position. Opportunities for summer instruction may be available.
The first day of faculty contracts for AY 2016 will be August 15, 2016. Application Materials, Contact, and Application Deadline. Screening of applications will begin on November 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should apply online at: https://careers.unco.edu and select "View/Apply for Faculty Positions" then choose "General Chemistry Coordinator". Application documents to be submitted online are a letter of application/cover letter, a curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and unofficial or official copies of graduate and undergraduate school transcripts. In addition to the materials submitted online, the candidate must provide the names of three references who will be contacted to electronically submit their letter of recommendation. Recommenders may choose to submit their letters under under separate cover to: chemistry@unco.edu or via mail to: Chair, General Chemistry Coordinator Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Northern Colorado, Campus Box 98, 501 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80639.
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. Official transcripts demonstrating receipt of the required degree(s) must be submitted within one (1) month of hire. The University of Northern Colorado is a Doctoral / Research University enrolling 12,000+ graduate and undergraduate students. The University, founded in 1889, is located in the City of Greeley, which has a growing population of 96,000. Greeley is an hour north of Denver and 30 miles east of the Rocky Mountains. Further information about UNC and Greeley is available at http://www.unco.edu. The position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature, approval by the Board of Trustees, and subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado. Federal regulations require that the University retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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