UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 11/11/2013

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVII - No. 34 November 11th, 2013

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CLASSIFIED STAFF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ELECTION WINNER FOR SHARED GOVERNANCE AT UW-MADISON
We are pleased to announce that Mike Bradley has won the election for the second seat (Blue Collar) on the first Classified Staff Executive Committee for Shared Governance at UW-Madison board.  Congratulations Mike!! Mike has sent the following message:
Greetings-
I would like to thank everyone for voting in the Classified staff executive committee election. I'm looking forward to working with this committee to help ensure that the classified staff have a voice. I will keep everyone updated on our progress.  Our first meeting is November 14.
Thank you
Mike Bradley - Purchasing Coordinator
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SECOND HARVEST FOODBANK
We, as a department, are collecting food and money for the Second Harvest Foodbank. We will drop off food and money on December 6th to their warehouse.
Dennis Reece will have a container for money by his desk in the Business Office, room 1121. April Leslie will have a container for money in her office, room 8305g and I will also have a container for money in my office, room 6311. $1.00 =3 meals!!
The food barrel is by the mail boxes and copier.  If you have any questions please let April or Kristi know.
Thank you for your contributions.
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2013 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Nov. 12, 2013 Dec. 10, 2013 Feb. 11, 2014
Mar. 11, 2014 Apr. 15, 2014 May 13, 2014

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

Nov. 19, 2013 Dec. 3, 2013 Dec. 10, 2013
Jan. 21, 2014 Feb. 4, 2014 Feb. 18, 2014
Mar. 4, 2014 Mar. 25, 2014 Apr. 22, 2014
May 6, 2014 May 20, 2014  

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SEMINARS
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Monday, November 11th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Bldg.. Professor G. Andres Cisneros, Wayne State University "Insights on AlkB Family and DNA Polymerase Enzymes from Computational Simulations"
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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Anna Mapp, University of Michigan "Synthetic Transcriptional Regulators"
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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 2:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Bldg.. Dr. Quanli Gu, R. J. Reynolds Compnay "Dynamics of hydrogen bonding in neutral, excited and cationic states"
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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Bob Bedard, Honeywell UOP "Zeolite Synthesis and Catalysis in Petrochemicals"
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Thursday, November 14th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Brian Frey, UW-Madison Chemistry, Smith Group "New Mass Spectrometry Technologies for Proteomics and Applications in Tissue Engineering"
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Thursday, November 14th, 2013 - Materials Science Program & WISELI Seminar, 4:00 pm, Room 265 in the Materials Science and Engineering Building. Professor Gila Stein, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston. "Nanopatterning with Polymer Thin Films"
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Friday, November 15th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Denise Cudworth, Dow Agrosciences "GSFLC Alternative Career Colloqiuium"
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Monday, November 18th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Padma Gopalan, UW Madison Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering/Chemistry "Seminar"
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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Timothy Bugni, University of Wisconsin Madison "Use of Metabolomics to Invigorate Natural Products Drug Discovery"
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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 3:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry. Partner in Giving Silent Auction, Department of Chemistry & the GSFLC "Partners in Giving Silent Auction"
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Thursday, November 21st, 2013 - Department Special Event, 3:30 pm, 8335. Austin Streeper, North Star Resource Group "How to Manage Your Finances After Graduation"
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Saturday, November 30th, 2013 - General Outreach, 1:00 pm, Room 1351 Chemistry Building. Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri and Rodney Schreiner, Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri"
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Sunday, December 1st, 2013 - General Outreach, 1:00 pm, Room 1351 Chemistry Building. Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri and Rodney Schreiner, Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri"
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Sunday, December 1st, 2013 - General Outreach, 4:00 pm, Room 1351 Chemistry Building. Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri and Rodney Schreiner, Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri"
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Friday, December 6th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Jeanne Hamers and Dr. Tony Jacobs, UW Madison Department of Chemistry "Taylor Teaching Award Seminar and TA Award Symposium"
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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Arthur Winter, Iowa State University "Organic Seminar"
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Thursday, December 12th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Steve Schmid, UW-Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Activated Ion ETD Performed in a Modified Collision Cell on a Hybrid QLT-Oribtrap Mass Spectrometer.
Ledvina, AR; Rose, CM; McAlister, GC; Syka, JEP; Westphall, MS; Griep-Raming, J; Schwartz, JC; Coon, JJ*.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 24 (11):1623-1633;10.1007/s13361-013-0621-1 Nov 2013.
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Chemical Derivatization of Peptide Carboxyl Groups for Highly Efficient Electron Transfer Dissociation.
Frey, BL; Ladror, DT; Sondalle, SB; Krusemark, CJ; Jue, AL; Coon, JJ*; Smith, LM*.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 24 (11):1710-1721;10.1007/s13361-013-0701-2 Nov 2013.
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Reductive Cyclizations of Nitroarenes to Hydroxamic Acids by Visible Light Photoredox Catalysis.
Cismesia, MA; Ischay, MA; Yoon, TP*.
SYNTHESIS-STUTTGART, 45 (19):2699-2705; 10.1055/s-0033-1338419 OCT 1 2013.
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Evaporation and scattering of inert gases from the surface of hydrocarbon liquids.
Lancaster, DK; Johnson, AM; Reznickova, A; Wiens, J; Nathanson, GM*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Modulation of collagen stability with fluoro groups.
Raines, RT*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Longer, stronger synthetic collagens for nanotechnology and biomedicine.
Raines, RT*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Controlling stem cell fate decisions with chemistry.
Kiessling, LL*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Supported and solution phase libraries of bisdiazaphospholane ligands for asymmetric hydroformylation.
Adint, TT; Wong, GW; Landis, CR*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Comparative dynamics of O, Ar, and CO2 scattering on liquid and self-assembled monolayer surfaces.
Minton, TK; Alexander, WA; Murray, VJ; Shen, LH; Nathanson, GM*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Adsorption of bone sialoprotein on hydroxyapatite: A combination study with bioinformatics and molecular dynamics simulations.
Yang, Y; Xu, ZJ; Cui, Q*; Sahai, N.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Enantioselective synthesis of alpha-functionalized aldehydes via rhodium diazaphospholane catalyzed asymmetric hydroformylation.
Abrams, ML; Foarta, F; Landis, CR*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Exploring heterometallic nitrides for C-H functionalization.
Berry, JF*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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n (R) p* Interactions in proteins and small molecules.
Raines, RT*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Lewis acid activated axial functionalization of [Mo-2](4+) complexes.
Dolinar, BS; Berry, JF*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Rhodium-catalyzed oxidative cycloisomerization of 1,4-diynes and enynes via carbene intermediates.
Liu, RH; Winston-McPherson, GN; Zhou, X; Song, WZ; Guzei, IA*; Tang, WP.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Radical cation Diels-Alder cycloadditions by visible light photocatalysis.
Lin, SS; Ischay, MA; Fry, CG*; Yoon, TP*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Aerobic alcohol oxidation with Cu/TEMPO-catalysts: Practical advances and mechanistic insights.
Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Bacterial cell wall polysaccharide biosynthesis.
Kiessling, LL*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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New methods for the stereoselective synthesis of 1,3-diamino-2-ols via allene oxidation.
Weatherly, CD; Rigoli, JW; Schomaker, JM*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Diazo compounds as highly tunable 1,3-dipoles for cycloaddition reactions with cyclooctynes.
McGrath, NA; Raines, RT*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Enantioselective hydroformylation with bis-3,4-diazaphospholanes.
Landis, CR*; Nelsen, E; Tonks, I; Wong, G; Adint, T; Abrams, L.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Bronsted acid co-catalysts in photocatalytic addition of alpha-amino radicals to Michael acceptors.
Espelt, LAR; Wiensch, EM; Yoon, TP*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Divergent reactivity of allene-containing diazo compounds under rhodium and copper catalysis.
Phelps, AM; Dolan, NS; Connell, NT; Schomaker, JM*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Spectroscopic characterization of a dirhodium donor/acceptor carbene complex.
Kornecki, KP; Autschbach, J; Lancaster, KM; Davies, HML; Berry, JF*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Allene aziridination as a strategy for stereotriad construction: Applications in target-oriented synthesis.
Grigg, RD; Schomaker, JM*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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[Cu(1,4,7-triazacyclononane)]Cl-2 disrupts structure and cleaves proteins without forming beta fibrils.
Statz, DA; Freeman, KM; Burstyn, JN*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Lithium single-ion conducting polymers with unusual high-voltage stabilities for battery applications.
Weber, RL; Yeager, JC; Hamers, RJ*; Mahanthappa, MK*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Stoichiometric cycle for complete N-atom transfer utilizing a new diruthenium nitrido complex.
Corcos, AR; Long, AKM; Guzei, IA*; Berry, JF*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Nanostructured membrane materials from gemini dicarboxylate surfactant lyotropic liquid crystal self-assembly.
Sorenson, GP; Mahanthappa, MK*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 245 APR 7 2013.
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Liquid chromatography-matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometric imaging with sprayed matrix for improved sensitivity, reproducibility and quantitation.
Zhang, ZC; Kuang, J; Li, LJ*.
ANALYST, 138 (21):6600-6606; 10.1039/c3an01225e 2013.
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Direct Spectroscopic Characterization of a Transitory Dirhodium Donor-Acceptor Carbene Complex.
Kornecki, KP; Briones, JF; Boyarskikh, V; Fullilove, F; Autschbach, J; Schrote, KE; Lancaster, KM; Davies, HML; Berry, JF*.
SCIENCE, 342 (6156):351-354; 10.1126/science.1243200 OCT 18 2013.
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Probing the protein-folding mechanism using denaturant and temperature effects on rate constants.
Guinn, EJ; Kontur, WS; Tsodikov, OV; Shkel, I; Record, MT*.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110 (42):16784-16789; 10.1073/pnas.1311948110 OCT 15 2013.
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CCI Solar Fuels Annual Meeting: 24-26 January 2014; Huntington Beach Hilton
The CCI Annual Meeting Registration is open. Please register at:
http://www.ccisolar.caltech.edu/index.php?module=phatform&PHAT_MAN_OP=vi....
Note that there is a link on the top of this page for registering separately for the hotel. That link is also
available at:
http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/H/HUBWHHF-NSF3-20140122/....
Contact: Siddharth Dasgupta, PhD MBA, Managing Director, NSF Center for Chemical Innovation (CCI), web: http://www.ccisolar.caltech.edu/, Mail Code 139-74, 401 Beckman Institute, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125, e-mail to: sdg@caltech.edu; 626-395-3009; 626-449-4159 (fax).
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BOREN AWARDS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY PROGRAM WEBINARS
The Boren Awards for International Study program will be hosting a series of webinars for both the (undergraduate) Scholarships and the (graduate) Fellowships competitions. The following information highlights webinars about the Boren Fellowship program; see http://www.borenawards.org/webinars.html for a list of all webinars. Erin Crawley is the campus contact for the (graduate) Bore Fellowship program.
Thursday, November 14, 3:00 PM, African Languages Initiative
Tuesday, November 19, 4:00 PM Boren Fellowship: Crafting Competitive Essays
Monday, November 25 2:00 PM Boren Fellowship: General Information
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SCHOLARSHIPS - UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE DEGREES IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) DISCIPLINES
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. The SMART Program will pay for all educational expenses for a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. program, and then provide scholars unique opportunities to work as research scientists or engineers on cutting edge technology in world class Department of Defense facilities. A comprehensive list of facilities can be found on the SMART website: https://smart.asee.org/sponsoring_facilities. SMART Scholars commit to one year working per each academic year funded.
The program will provide up to five years of funding that includes: full tuition; stipend ranging from $25,000 - $38,000 per year; book allowance; health insurance contribution; paid internships. For more information, see our webpage at: https://smart.asee.org/.
The SMART application is currently open and will close December 16, 2013. Please encourage any students that you feel may be a good match for SMART to consider applying.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University, which is jointly supported by the Schools of Medicine and Engineering, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at all levels (Assistant, Associate and Full Professor). Appointments will be made at the rank commensurate with the applicant's experience. Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in an engineering or science discipline related to biology and/or medicine.
The Department of Bioengineering is seeking energetic and visionary individuals in any area of bioengineering, including interdisciplinary fields. New faculty members are expected to develop outstanding bioengineering research and teaching programs. We have a particular interest in emerging frontiers in global health, the environment, energy, agriculture, and biotechnology, but we are open to applications from individuals working on a broad range of research areas. We are interested in applications from individuals focused on areas ranging from fundamental biosciences to applied research. Ideal candidates will demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills, and will be able to actively contribute to our rapidly growing department at Stanford.
A strong commitment and skill set in graduate and undergraduate teaching and advising is essential.  Teaching responsibilities will include participation in and development of both undergraduate and graduate courses, and strong engagement in the core curriculum. The supervision of doctoral students and academic advising of students at all levels is expected.
Applications will be accepted only through an on-line process. Applicants should visit our recruitment site at: http://soe-apps.stanford.edu/FacultyApplyBioE. This web site will be open to receive applications starting October 4, 2013 and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  Applications should include a brief research and teaching plan, a detailed resume including a publications list, and the names and addresses of at least three references.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Postdoctoral positions at UBC Vancouver. Peter Legzdins is seeking excellent candidates for a postdoctoral positions in catalytic transition-metal organometallic chemistry that will become available in my research group next spring when the current postdoctoral fellows leave to take up permanent positions elsewhere.  Current projects are focused on the selective activation and functionalization of hydrocarbon C-H bonds; see, for example, Acc. Chem. Res. 2013, DOI: 10.1021/ar400108p; published on the Web on September 18, 2013 and Organometallics 2013, 32, 5561-5572.  The website at: http://www.chem.ubc.ca/our-people/profiles/peter-legzdins provides more details of the specific chemistry that is currently being investigated.  Experience with the synthesis and complete characterization of organic and air-sensitive organometallic compounds is essential, and experience with kinetic and mechanistic studies and the development of catalytic systems is desirable for these positions.
The positions are initially for one year with the strong possibility of a one-year renewal.  The salary range is as specified by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and depends on qualifications, and full benefits are provided.  Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae and arrange to have two or three letters of reference sent to me directly by email.  They should also feel free to contact me either at: legzdins@chem.ubc.ca or by telephone at 604-822-2987.
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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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